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Feb 05 08:17

NAVY STAGING 2-WEEK LONG ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS ON BASES NATIONWIDE

Starting this week, Sailors and Marines from coast to coast will spend half the month engaged in response training to stop active shooters and potential terrorists in their tracks.

The exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016 (SC/CS16), will run through Feb. 12 and will test base police, fire and emergency management on how they respond to threats of active shooters and potential terrorists including role-playing on installation buildings with safe or simulated weapons to get a grip on how a more serious event could take place.

Navy officials cite past instances of attacks on installations stateside as a guide on what to be prepared for.

Last July, a terror attack by a gunman at two Navy installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee left four Marines and one Navy Sailor dead and an additional Marine and police officer wounded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot tell you why, but the announcement of these exercises is making me extraordinarily nervous.

To what end are these "exercises" happening, and what is the US government and military expecting to happen, that these exercises are deemed necessary right now?!?

Feb 05 08:13

Anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne barred from entering Hong Kong

French controversial comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has been several times convicted for racist and anti-Semitic remarks, was barred from entering in Hong Kong where his two scheduled shows were cancelled. Dieudonne was detained by immigration officials at Hong Kong International Airport shortly after arriving on a flight from Bangkok. The block on Dieudonne's entry came reportedly after high-level diplomatic interventions by Israel and France, who warned that his planned appearances could have led to disorder and even violence if they went ahead ... Israeli consul general in Hong Kong Sagi Karni praised the government for "taking the right measures."

Feb 05 08:11

US tech companies have stashed over $420 billion overseas

It's no secret that the US government wants companies to bring more of their offshore profits back home for the sake of taxes, and it's now exceptionally clear as to why. Bloomberg has sifted through financial filings and discovered that the top eight American tech firms, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, are keeping more than $420 billion overseas -- $69 billion of it added in just the past year. That's over a fifth of the $2.1 trillion held abroad by American companies, and would easily cover a lot of government expenses. A tax on Microsoft's recent profits alone ($29.6 billion) would cover NASA and the Commerce Department for a year; Apple ($23.3 billion) could take care of the Transportation Department and Social Security, and Oracle could foot the bill for the Labor Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations get away with this...because they can.

and in light of the reality that corporations own the United States Government, I seriously doubt that this is going to change anytime soon.

Feb 05 08:07

US, JAPAN, CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND 8 OTHER COUNTRIES SIGN TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be horrible for Americans and the people of the world.

But most politicians are thoroughly corrupt. Neither the Democratic or Republican parties represent the interests of the American people. Both parties ignore the desires of their own bases.

So today, 12 countries – Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, Australia Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, United States and Vietnam – signed the TPP.

They never followed through on their promise of an open and lively debate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Politicians in the US care only for the corporations which fund their campaigns; those people they allegedly represent have become totally irrelevant, and an annoyance to the acquisition of their person wealth.

At this moment, Americans politicians can only be characterised as a pernicious disease,metastasizing in a system guaranteed to offer them untold wealth, as long as they explicitly follow the orders of their corporate masters.

And Lloyd Blankfein wonders why the American people are furious, and ready for massive change this year, other than the establishment, which has bankrupted them, to assure the establishment's permanent gain?!?!

Feb 05 08:06

Netanyahu thinks mild Ban Ki-moon incites terror

Has Benjamin Netanyahu gone bananas? I don't mean this as an aberration, like a politician who loses his marbles during a particular crisis. No, it was when I read the Israeli Prime Minister's response to Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, that I realised he just might be a bit insane. Ban referred to "the profound sense of alienation and despair driving some Palestinians ... especially young people" since an increase in attacks on Israelis began last October. What Ban was saying was the truth, that "Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half-century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process". And he spoke of how "oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation ..."

Feb 05 08:02

France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks.

Under a law passed unanimously by the French senate, as of Wednesday large shops will no longer bin good quality food approaching its best-before date. Charities will be able to give out millions more free meals each year to people struggling to afford to eat.

Feb 05 08:01

LEAK REVEALS DENVER POLICE USE UNDERCOVER ‘SHADOW TEAMS’ TO TARGET PROTEST LEADERS

A leaked police manual reveals how Denver police respond to marches and other forms of protest, including their use of undercover “platoons” of officers to pick out leaders for later arrest.

On Jan. 19, Unicorn Riot, an independent media collective with several members in the state, published a heavily redacted version of the 2011 edition of the “Denver Police Department Crowd Management Manual” obtained through a Colorado Open Records Act request. Days later, an anonymous source sent them an unredacted copy of the 2008 edition of the manual. The two editions appear to have few differences and the policies described in both versions match the behavior of police toward protests, according to activists and journalists interviewed by MintPress News.

“This manual has been a tremendous help to our reporting in terms of understanding the police apparatus that is deployed at protests,” representatives of Unicorn Riot told MintPress by email.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The police in this country, very much thanks to their training courtesy of the IDF, have become a thuggocracy to be feared and avoided, whenever possible.

And NEVER, ever in this country call 911 to assist in controlling someone who is either mentally ill, or coming down off medications; there is at least a 50/50 chance that police "assistance" in those cases, will result in that person's death.

Feb 05 08:01

Men are twice as likely as women to have requests for flexible work hours rejected, a new report has found.

Men are twice as likely as women to have requests for flexible work hours rejected, a new report has found.

The study into the power of flexibility at work from business consulting firm Bain and Co said around 60 per cent of men wanted flexible working hours, but there was a lack of senior support.

Feb 05 05:19

Nestle to Buy Out Food Maker Osem for About $840 Million

Nestle SA agreed to buy out minority shareholders of Osem Investments Ltd., Israel’s largest publicly-traded foodmaker, for about 3.3 billion shekels ($844 million), returning to acquisitions in the industry after a series of divestments.
Note: Nestle owns over 1000 companies

Feb 05 05:15

Father of Slain Palestinian Teen Calls on Israel to Demolish Murderers' Homes

In response to deadly stabbing or shooting attacks committed by Palestinians against Israelis, Israeli authorities demolish the family homes of those implicated in the crime. Palestinians say that the same policy is not enforced for Jewish attackers.
Note: Israeli justice at its finest!

Feb 04 22:26

US Regime Change Talks on Syria hit blind alley

The real danger, however, is that Washington and its allies might now attempt a direct military intervention in Syria out of desperation.

Feb 04 21:17

My Public Endorsement for President, 2016!

At first, I thought that General Zod being a space alien, and not a natural born citizen of the U.S., would be a roadblock to his ascension to power. Fortunately, after seeing how the Ted Cruz campaign has flicked away any rational concern about his citizenship status like dandruff, I think it’s safe to say General Zod’s “undocumented status” is a PR campaign away from being forgotten. Only hateful speciesists would keep an undocumented alien from being allowed to run for President. We all should thank the Obama administration for paving the way for Cruz and Zod’s candidacy while simultaneously groveling at the feet of the only candidate worthy of holding this Nations highest office.

Feb 04 20:56

Clinton dodges on releasing paid speech transcripts

“I will look into it. I don’t know the status, but I will certainly look into it,” said Clinton, whose paid speeches, particularly those to the financial institution for which she has received $675,000 for three speeches, Goldman Sachs. Earlier in the debate, Clinton mentioned that she had spoken not only to financial institutions, but also to doctors and organizations like the American Camping Association.

Feb 04 20:54

Was Donald Trump’s “Emergency Landing” A Final Warning to Exit the Race?

The elite have been gunning for Trump’s anti-establishment campaign – as they have for others in the past like Ron Paul and Ross Perot.

Was the emergency landing by Trump’s private jet – just days after he accused Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucus – more than just a coincidental problem?

Read more at TruthstreamMedia.com

Feb 04 18:10

What you are not being told about the Zika virus

The establishment mainstream media continue to parrot the same hysteria regarding the Zika virus – that it’s causing birth defects – but there is so much information intentionally being left out. The mainstream media’s false narrative is causing the public to fear a benign, asymptomatic viral infection, as the true origins of birth defects and brain damage go unstudied. Also, the mainstream media fails to tell the whole story of why Zika has become such a big problem in Brazil in recent years and how the outbreak is connected to the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in 2012.

Feb 04 17:21

Zika – A Recipe for Disaster

By Rosanne Lindsay

The Zika virus is was first observed in monkeys in 1947, 69 years ago, when researchers from the Rockefeller Foundation were conducting a research for Yellow Fever in the Zika Forest of Uganda. Zika is back again, but not to produce people with small brains. They already exist in the highest levels of government. Zika is here to create conflict, uncertainty, and conditioned belief patterning. Zika is an ingredient in the recipe for the next disaster.

Government chefs have successfully stirred the pot of disasters for centuries by controlling the mind (i.e., govern = control, ment = mind).“If you can control the opposites, you dominate the nature of the outcome.” Control at all costs is the purpose of government. When people begin to rise up, think for themselves, and question government, the heat gets turned up. And what better way for government to turn up the heat than through an unseeable virus?...

Feb 04 16:54

Democrats want gun owners to report to insurance companies

It’s also worth noting (in case you haven’t already mumbled this to yourself by this point in the article) that one thing all these anti-gun politicians seem to forget is that nowhere in the Constitution is the guarantee that government can’t infringe on your right to own a car. Also, people willing to commit gun crimes aren’t likely to check with their insurance agent first. Still, supporters of such ridiculous proposals argue that insurance companies, seeing a huge incentive for profit, could become a powerful ally in the battle to create new barriers for legal gun ownership.

Feb 04 16:47

WW3 Ahead? Pentagon to Quadruple Military Budget for European Theater

As time goes on, our government is putting more emphasis on the Russians and less on terrorism. ISIS will probably be the last Islamic bogeyman that our government can muster. After that, it’s just going to be Russia and China (and domestic terrorists, but that’s a story for another day).

Feb 04 16:37

Clinton STILL believes in a vast conspiracy

Watching the political dinosaur’s last few years unfold, it’s hard not to see that she is the only one conspiring to ruin her political life. And she’s been at it for a long time. Unfortunately, by running for president Clinton is also conspiring to make the American public pay for the consequences of her decades of political corruption. If she’s starting to seem desperate, it’s because she has a lot of favors to repay and secrets to keep hidden.

Feb 04 16:35

Record Exonerations in 2015 Show False Convictions ‘Tragic, Widespread’

Last year set a new record for exonerations in the United States, according to statistics published Wednesday by the National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law School.

Feb 04 16:32

The Deadly Zika Virus is Available For Sale Online, Courtesy of the Rockefeller Foundation

The virus was “discovered” in 1947, however, it was not discovered in the wild nor did it spontaneously arise. In fact, it was discovered by Rockefeller Foundation scientists in a monkey that they had in captivity, leading many to believe that this was the result of some type of experiment. Since then, cases of Zika have been extremely rare, but in the past few years, outbreaks of Zika have been on the rise, especially in South America and specifically Brazil.

Oddly, the recent outbreak in Brazil coincides with the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in 2012, by the British biotech company Oxitec. Not only did the new outbreak occur just after the release, but it also occurred in the same area.

Feb 04 16:19

BREAKING: Obama Just Quietly Signed the TPP

“The American people have been left out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the very beginning and it shows in the resulting agreement. If this deal is enacted, the American people will be left behind as corporations benefit.”

Feb 04 16:17

Navy staging 2-week long active shooter drills on bases nationwide (VIDEO)

Starting this week, Sailors and Marines from coast to coast will spend half the month engaged in response training to stop active shooters and potential terrorists in their tracks.

The exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016 (SC/CS16), will run through Feb. 12 and will test base police, fire and emergency management on how they respond to threats of active shooters and potential terrorists including role-playing on installation buildings with safe or simulated weapons to get a grip on how a more serious event could take place.

Feb 04 16:14

Booga Booga! U.S. Air Force to “Defend Super Bowl Airspace” from Invisible Threat

When I came across this video I was thinking, defend the Super Bowl Airspace from who and what?? Are we being conditioned to anticipate terrorism coming from the sky? Is this just another conditioning exercise for accepting martial law? Is this setting everyone up for some type of WW3-triggering false flag?

Feb 04 16:05

Border Patrol’s New Stand Down Policy: “We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether”

If that’s the case, can Obama please remind us all what exactly is the job and purpose of Customs and Border Patrol again?

Feb 04 15:58

Depressed Bovine Excrement : Global warming’ blamed for surge in pet depression

Leading pet behaviorists say the number of depressed and unsettled dogs they have seen in recent months is unprecedented. A boredom epidemic is sweeping through Britain’s dog population – and global warming could be to blame. Across the country, there are reports of down-in-the-mouth mutts, and under-the-weather canines.

Feb 04 15:57

Video: Hillary Clinton Laughing Greatest Hits CD

...because she could cannibalize a puppy on national television tomorrow and still win the nomination!

TRIGGER WARNING: If Hillary Clinton's cackle is a potential trigger for you, this video could be very, very, VERY dangerous to watch. Turn back now. Go do something else, like read a good book or take a nice, warm bath or anything that isn't watching this. You have been duly warned.

Feb 04 15:50

FAIL: State Dept's Marie Harf Blames $50 Billion Iran "Bonus" in Nuclear Deal on Treasury Dept Calculation Error

Someone has obviously been studying their common core math.

After Jay Solomon over at the Wall Street Journal pointed out that there was a whopping $50 billion difference in the funds Iran was supposed to get after the sanctions release in the administration’s nuclear deal and what Iran is claiming to have, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf took to Twitter to "clarify" to him publicly that it was the Treasury Department's fault... as if that somehow makes the government look less ridiculously inept.

Feb 04 15:39

South America holds crisis meeting as Zika ‘nightmare’ spreads…

South American health ministers held an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a “nightmare” by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies. With health authorities warning the disease could infect up to four million people in the Americas, ministers from 14 countries held talks in Uruguay to plot their response to the growing crisis, with fears the virus could spread worldwide.

Feb 04 15:33

‘Something smells in Democratic Party’…

“Too many accounts have arisen of inconsistent counts, untrained and overwhelmed volunteers, confused voters, cramped precinct locations, a lack of voter registration forms and other problems,” the editorial reads. “Too many of us, including members of the Register editorial board who were observing caucuses, saw opportunities for error amid Monday night’s chaos.”

Feb 04 15:25

The Establishment’s Last Stand — The War Party holds on, but for how much longer?

The neocons have their candidate in Rubio, but they could live with Cruz, however uneasily. The Donald, however, is a different matter entirely. Trump’s unabashedly realist foreign policy is diametrically opposed to the neocons’ effusive globalism. If he should beat the odds and get the GOP nomination, the neocons’ will flee the party, with some of them glomming on to Hillary and the rest glumly sitting out the election while throwing spitballs from the sidelines.

Feb 04 15:15

58 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos...

Feb 04 15:04

The Continuing Demonization of Cash

The insidious nature of the war on cash derives not just from the hurdles governments place in the way of those who use cash, but also from the aura of suspicion that has begun to pervade private cash transactions. In a normal market economy, businesses would welcome taking cash. After all, what business would willingly turn down customers? But in the war on cash that has developed in the thirty years since money laundering was declared a federal crime, businesses have had to walk a fine line between serving customers and serving the government. And since only one of those two parties has the power to shut down a business and throw business owners and employees into prison, guess whose wishes the business owner is going to follow more often?

Feb 04 15:00

Peter Schiff: “The U.S. Is One Gigantic Bubble Economy”

The United States financial system – including the viability of the U.S. dollar – is analogous to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. A lot of people know something is wrong – evidenced by the growing support for the Trump candidacy – and yet 99.5% of the population is ignoring the warning signs of a systemic eruption of unknown magnitude. It’s an event that draws closer with each passing day.

Feb 04 14:40

Hillary: Headed for the Slammer — Or just defeat?

This has not been a good week for Hillary Clinton. She prevailed over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses by less than four-tenths of one percent of all votes cast, after having led him in polls in Iowa at one time by 40 percentage points. In her statement to supporters, standing in front of her gaunt and listless looking husband, she was not able to mouth the word “victory” or any of its standard variants. She could barely hide her contempt for the Iowa Democrats who deserted her.

Feb 04 14:27

New Hampshire primary 2016: Voters to face cold and potentially snowy weather

Cold and potentially snowy and windy weather is in store for the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.

Feb 04 14:21

Don’t Fall for the Police Body Camera Deception

By Derrick Broze

In the last two years the United States has seen a much-needed resurgence of discussion on police violence and abuse of power. The Internet, cellphone camera, and various apps have made it very easy to cop watch and catch corruption on camera. There are millions of videos online that depict unnecessary police aggression and outright murder.

Once police brutality became a national discussion the topic of the Police State itself was a concern. Many people have recognized that the government itself, through the federal 1033 program, has funneled military weapons and equipment to your local police department. In response to this a number of solutions have been proposed. One of the most common suggestions is to implement some type of body camera program...

Feb 04 14:17

Turning Our Backs on the Nation’s Vulnerable

With the winter winds of January came a flurry of reports that several states were moving to cut thousands of people from their Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, or “food stamp”) rolls.

Feb 04 14:13

Border Patrol's New Stand Down Policy: "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether"

Today's testimony highlights what the Washington Examiner referred to as a "shocking reversal of policy" wherein agents have been officially told to release all illegal immigrants and stop ordering them to appear at deportation hearings.

The stand down orders also include a requirement that whereabouts of these immigrants are not to be tracked, or what has been referred to as a "go free" policy.

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Feb 04 13:40

'Our Families Are Dying': New Hampshire's Heroin Crisis

Nearly a decade later, Susan Allen-Samuel still vividly remembers the moment that she first realized her son Joe was a heroin addict.

"It took my breath away," Allen-Samuel told NBC News.

Allen-Samuel says that she began to notice all the metal spoons — typically used by users to melt down the heroin — in her kitchen were disappearing.

She says she suspected heroin but admits that she couldn't fully accept that Joe had been caught up in what she calls the "heroin epidemic" sweeping New Hampshire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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In Afghan fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses
Row on row.

Feb 04 13:29

'It's you who created Daesh!’ shouts woman at John Kerry as press conference winds up.

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Italy was disrupted by a cry of protest at his joint press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, when a woman in the audience shouted, “it’s you who created Daesh!”

The press conference was coming to an end, when the woman stood up from the public, her head covered up by a black veil.

“It’s you who created Daesh!” she shouted at the two ministers, using another name for the terror group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), reported the Italian state-owned television channel RAI.

Feb 04 13:21

Jeb Awkwardly Asks Crowd to “Please Clap,” Gives Everyone Secondhand Embarrassment

It's sad enough that Jeb's team is over there paying people $25 to fill seats at his appearances, otherwise hardly anyone would show up. Now he's asking the crowd to clap at the moments of his speeches were it says "crowd applause" on the script.

Well, pay people to show up and tell them to clap. Sounds like a winning campaign strategy, doesn't it?

At least, in lieu of a real campaign where you actually have the support of large numbers of people who want to see you run the country or something...

This awkwardness has gotten so awkward, it is spreading like a disease. People are actually catching secondhand embarrassment from Jeb.

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Feb 04 12:31

Interview 1133 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato

any excuse for a power grab
forcing you into bankster clutches
and designer babies for those who can afford them

Feb 04 12:08

Shocking! Judge Tazes Man in Court Because He “Continued To Speak When Ordered To Stop”

The punishments being handed out by courtrooms are starting to look a lot like behaviorists testing rats once imagined – with a crude shocking device designed to reinforce behavior:

King had a shocker anklet attached, which was supposed to be used [only] if King were to attempt to escape or hurt anyone.

In the court, King attempted to make his case but was constantly interrupted by the judge who repeatedly told him to be quiet. When King continued... Judge Nalley told the court deputy “Mr Sheriff, do it… use it,” at which point 50,000 volts of electricity were sent through King’s body, causing him to scream in pain. The court transcript read, “DEFENDANT SCREAMS.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 04 11:36

Turkey preparing for military action in Syria: Russia

The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman says Moscow has serious grounds to suspect Turkey of preparing for a military incursion into Syria.

“The Russian Defense Ministry registers a growing number of signs of hidden preparation of the Turkish Armed Forces for active actions on the territory of Syria,” Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

“We are recording more and more signs of concealed preparations by the Turkish military,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Further evidence of these preparations can be found in today's http://tass.ru/en/defense/854610:

Many checkpoints on the Turkish-Syrian border can be used for preparing infrastructure for a military intrusion into Syria, Konashenkov went on to say. Konashenkov showed the photos of one of the border checkpoints, where grounds protected by security guards were being expanded. "In wartime, such methods are used for preparing the transport infrastructure ahead of a military intrusion. Such grounds are usually used for ensuring quick movement of military convoys with weapons and ammunition as well as for prompt transportation and evacuation of personnel. There are plenty of such examples, in which troops and military hardware are involved, on the Syrian-Turkish border," the Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson said. Russia’s Defense Ministry earlier provided convincing video evidence to the world public that Turkish self-propelled artillery systems were shelling Syrian populated areas in north Latakia. "We’re surprised that talkative representatives of the Pentagon and NATO and numerous so-called organizations for the protection of human rights in Syria have kept silent so far, despite our call for reacting to these actions," the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said. Russia’s Defense Ministry has intensified all kinds of reconnaissance in the Middle East, the spokesman said. "That is why, if someone in Ankara thinks that the cancellation of the Russian inspectors’ observance flight over Turkey will help conceal something, then this looks unprofessional," Konashenkov said. More: http://tass.ru/en/defense/854610

IF, in fact, these Russia reports are true (and I see no reason to doubt them), the following scenario is very plausible.

Turkey attacks Syria; Russia counter-attacks Turkish forces (or there is a false flag making it appear that this was the case), and Turkey invokes Article 5 of the NATO Treaty.

This means that all of NATO's military are, by treaty obligation, constrained to protect Turkey from any attacker, as though they all had been attacked by Russia.

Welcome to World War III, ladies and gentlemen.

Feb 04 11:19

Zika: Vicious Fraud: Abortions at Sea: The War on Women

By Jon Rappoport

You’re a pregnant woman in Central America. You’ve just been told you could have the Zika virus. No tests. No confirmation. And of course, no one is telling you that Zika has not been proved to cause anything. But you’re offered an abortion at sea, because the country you live in doesn’t allow abortions, except in very restricted cases. A group will take you out on a ship, and when you come back your baby will be gone. He or she will never be born. You’re just another casualty in the campaign to provoke fear, but now it has been your very personal experience...

Feb 04 11:15

US-Led Coalition Continues Bombing Syria, Telling Russia to Stop

The US-led international coalition continued bombing targets across Syria, Russia's military said, while demanding that Russia stops its own campaign as part of a ceasefire deal.

Aircraft of the international coalition inflicted 12 powerful strikes in five provinces of Syria between Monday and Wednesday, Russia's Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov noted that Russia has been accused of targeting areas which "never had terrorist groups" amid a tentative preparation for talks, an allegation he called absurd. Konashenkov countered allegations previously voiced by US Secretary of State John Kerry, noting that the US-led coalition has continued its strikes while condemning Russia's.

"This is especially true of targets engaged outside Raqqa, where aviation of the so-called anti-ISIL coalition supposedly does not fly and does not bomb," Konashenkov told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians are being effective, in tandem with their Syrian military counterparts, so much so that they are very close to taking the city of Aleppo.

Kerry's hypocrisy is showing big-time, because if Syria and Russia are able to control the Western part of the country, they will have far more leverage as to what happens with the rest of Syria, and that is the polar opposite of what the US and Turkey want to see happen here.

Feb 04 10:42

West Coast US cities sue Monsanto over toxic chemicals

Last week, Seattle, Washington became the latest addition to the list of cities filing lawsuits against multinational corporation Monsanto, joining San Diego, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley in California, along with Spokane, Washington. These efforts, led by San Diego-based law firm Gomez Trial Attorneys, aim to extract tens of millions of dollars from the agrochemical company for knowingly promoting the severely hazardous line of polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs.

Feb 04 10:42

US Factory Orders Slide For 14 Consecutive Months As Inventory Ratio Soars To Recession Cycle Highs

With the Services economy now catching down to Manufacturing's demise (in its lagged - not decoupled - manner), this morning's news that US Factory Orders tumbled 2.9% in December (worse than expected and the biggest MoM drop since Dec 2014) offers little hope for any bounce anytime soon. This is the 14th monthly drop in YoY factory orders - something has not happened outside of a broad US economic recession.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No one can look at these numbers, and use the phrase "economic recovery" with a straight face.

Feb 04 10:38

DAX Plunges To 1 Year Lows As Deutsche Bank CoCos Crash, Italian Bank Stocks Slide

The collapse of Deutsche Bank continues to not just accelerate but to contagiously spread...

Deutsche Bank's CDS continues to push higher...smashing European bank risk to its highest since 2013...

And now Deutsche Bank's Contingent Capital securities are crashing - these are among the lowest securities on DB's capital structure and are screaming that problems loom.

Feb 04 10:31

America’s Hollow Paradises

Think back to your favorite vacation. Wouldn’t it be delightful if that trip never ended?

Imagine moving to that fantastic destination town, finding a job and a house, and living the dream. Even if you had to wait tables or stock store shelves, who needs a desk job when you live in paradise?

Feb 04 10:27

Healthy fast food? McDonald's kale salad has more calories than a Double Big Mac

In a quest to reinvent its image, McDonald's is on a health kick. But some of its nutrient-enhanced meals are actually comparable to junk food, say some health experts.

One of McDonald's new kale salads has more calories, fat, and sodium than a Double Big Mac.

Feb 04 10:26

Food stamps still feed 1 in 7 Americans despite recovery

Wendee Crofoot lost her job as a fundraiser for a non-profit in 2011. After exhausting her savings and giving up her Mountain View, California, apartment she ended up working part-time as a restaurant cashier.

Feb 04 10:25

Federal grand jury indicts 16 people in Malheur refuge takeover

I wish the USC # was in here so we could read the law they are charged under. Also unless it is a mistake,they indicted a 15 year old girls as being one of the ringleaders. This whole thing smells bad.

Ammon Bundy and 15 others accused in the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge have been indicted in court on charges of conspiracy to impede federal officers through intimidation, threats or force.

A federal grand jury returned the indictments Wednesday, and they were unsealed Thursday morning.

It accuses Ammon Bundy, the leader of the monthlong armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside Burns, and the other key players of conspiring to prevent employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from working at the refuge, taking over the property armed with firearms and intimidating the people of Harney County.

Feb 04 10:06

AFTER BOTTLING MICHIGAN’S CLEAN WATER, NESTLE COMES UNDER FIRE FOR TIES TO SNYDER ADMIN

As celebrities, corporations and citizens alike donates thousands of gallons of bottled water to the lead-poisoned residents of Flint, Michigan, Nestle, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of bottled water, has come under fire for its ties to the state’s water woes. The global food and drink giant teamed up with Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi to deliver up to 6.5 million bottles of water to 10,000 school students in Flint. Celebrities including Madonna and Jimmy Fallon have pledged tens of thousands of dollars toward relief efforts.

Feb 04 10:01

The Clinton System: "Clinton Foundation data shows that during her term the State Department authorized $165 billion in commercial arms sales to twenty nations that had given money to the Clinton Foundation."

On January 17, in the final Democratic debate before the primary season begins, Bernie Sanders attacked Hillary Clinton for her close financial ties to Wall Street, something he had avoided in his campaigning up to that moment: “I don’t take money from big banks….You’ve received over $600,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs in one year,” he said.

Feb 04 09:59

Meme Perfectly MOCKS Hillary’s “Victory” in First Caucus

The Iowa caucus has finally come and while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was declared the Republican winner, the Democratic race is a hot mess.

Feb 04 09:59

Michigan Governor Says Flint Residents Should Get A Discount On Toxic Water

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced a proposal Wednesday that would allocate state money to pay part of Flint residents’ water bills during the ongoing lead contamination crisis.

Snyder, a Republican, will make the case for the $30 million plan when he presents his budget next week for the coming fiscal year. Pending the state legislature's approval, his proposal would lower residents’ bills by about 30 percent until water is safe to drink, and credit their past bills going back to April 2014. Former residents would also be eligible for refunds.

“I agree with Flint residents, that they should not have to pay for water they cannot drink,” Snyder said in a statement.

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A DISCOUNT ON POISON WHICH IS DESTROYING CHILDREN'S BRAINS?!?!?

Forgive me, but has this man, and all of his advisors, gone completely, and collectively, barking mad?!?!?

Feb 04 09:50

Bernie has Goldman Sachs CEO running scared: Sanders’ candidacy is a ‘dangerous moment’

The head of a major banking firm is “feeling the Bern” but not in the way many of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ voters are.

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Sanders is tapping into class-based anger against growing inequality and called his candidacy a “dangerous moment.” Blankfein was speaking Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” according to Politico.

“It has the potential to personalize it, it has the potential to be a dangerous moment. Not just for Wall Street not just for the people who are particularly targeted but for anybody who is a little bit out of line,” Blankfein said. “It’s a liability to say I’m going to compromise I’m going to get one millimeter off the extreme position I have and if you do you have to back track and swear to people that you’ll never compromise. It’s just incredible. It’s a moment in history.”

In January, Sanders was asked to list examples of corporate greed, and he listed Blankfein, according to Politico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Lloyd Blankfein: sir, what the too big to fail banks did to so many when the mortgage and economic crises hit, coupled with relentless offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, has many Americans furious, underemployed, and economically on the skids.

They have an absolute right to their anger; the question is, how will that anger be expressed?!? As a Christian pacifist, who never advocates violence (because violence is something the Federal government is ready to suppress, with extreme prejudice), I am hopeful that the anger people feel will not be expressed through violence.

Unfortunately you, and those like you, are incapable of having a profoundly necessary "Buddha on the Road moment", because you have become deaf, dumb, and blind to the misery so many of the policies you champion have caused.

But there is a question that you and your colleagues need to address: if candidates for both parties are simply "pre-manufactured" and both completely beholden to the major corporations and banks, what does that say about the American political process?!?

Such choices, by the Democrats and Republicans, would ultimately and logically mean that the American people have absolutely, utterly no say whatsoever in the political process, and it is so crooked that the corporately "chosen" politicians have to screw their socks on in the morning.

The Fed needs to be abolished; money should become a public utility, and not a loan at interest; the allegedly "too big to fail" banks need to be broken up, and the needs of the people, not the needs of the corporations, must again become the first, and foremost priorities for this government.

The so-called "financial establishment" has had more than enough time to fix those fundamental, integral problems which have been destroying the American economy, and with it, its people, and has failed, utterly, miserably, and horrifically.

This, sir, ultimately, cannot continue, and I hope the change coming in this country will be peaceful

Feb 04 09:27

UN nuclear agency suggests using radiation to fight Zika mosquitos

Aiming to prevent the further spread of the dangerous mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil, male insects might be exposed to X- or Gamma rays to irradiate their sperm, the UN’s nuclear agency announced on Tuesday.

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Feb 04 09:22

Leaked Racist Emails Reveal “Toxic” Culture At University Of Chicago Fraternity

Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity members at the University of Chicago referred to a Muslim student-activist on campus as a “terrorist” and planned to celebrate “Marathon Luther King Day” by drinking and eating at a fried chicken restaurant, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Feb 04 09:21

MEDIA IGNORES DOZENS OF BLACKWATER MERCENARIES KILLED IN YEMEN

While an abundance of attention has been placed on the alarming growth of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the world has largely overlooked the civil war in Yemen, which has been ongoing for nearly a year. After Houthi rebels took control of the government and forced the president to step down, Saudi Arabia intervened in March of 2015 with airstrikes and a naval blockade.

They have since been joined by a coalition of 9 other Middle Eastern and African countries, who are intent on removing the Houthis from power because it’s believed that the Iranians are backing them. Since the Saudi-led intervention began, 7,000 people have been killed by their airstrikes, many of them women and children.

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The top executives of Academi are deeply linked in with the US government and military, doing the "dirty work" when the US government doesn't want to directly get their hands dirty.

The rise of the US government's use of private mercenary forces in the 21st century is very troubling, ethically and financially, and it appears as though the practice will continue, unabated.

Feb 04 09:21

List of 9 Things Democrats Have Created in America NEEDS to go Viral

Here’s a quick meme that proves once and for all that no Democrat should ever be Commander-in-Chief again!

Feb 04 09:15

Disgraced ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn joins Ukraine bank

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been appointed to the supervisory board of a bank owned by Ukraine's second richest businessman Viktor Pinchuk.

Kiev's Kredit-Dnipro Bank said the decision to accept Strauss-Kahn and five others to the advisory body was taken on Monday and goes into immediate effect. It added that Strauss-Kahn would serve as an independent committee member who does not represent shareholders' interests.

Pinchuk is the son-in-law of former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma and is believed to have holdings worth US$1.43 billion (€1.29 billion), according to Forbes magazine.

Strauss-Kahn led the International Monetary Fund from 2007 until his forced 2011 resignation over rape charges in a New York hotel. The scandal derailed the Frenchman's presidential ambitions even though it was later dismissed in court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about a marriage made in heaven!!

And if Kredit-Dnipro Bank has made the statement that "...Strauss-Kahn would serve as an independent committee member who does not represent shareholders' interests.", it is obvious he will be representing the interests only of its owner, Viktor Pinchuk.

Unfortunately, this won't help the struggling Ukranian economy one bit, and I am sure that Pinchuk and Strauss-Khan have plans to pick up a number of failing Ukrainian businesses for a song, strip their assets, and leave many more unemployed, in the truest sense of vulture capitalism.

Feb 04 09:07

A GOLDEN AGE FOR PENTAGON WASTE

As we have often noted one of the giant logs stuck in the eye of many conservatives, people who typically argue for smaller government, is that they often defend military spending with little reservation. Defense, we are told is enumerated in the Constitution and as such is a legitimate expenditure. And yes, defense, is enumerated in the Constitution. Massive unchecked spending, undeclared wars, and bases around the world are not however enumerated in the Constitution.

(From US News)

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has called for a full audit of the unit responsible for the most egregious Afghan cases. And on Jan. 20th, the Senate Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee held hearings on the subject. The Pentagon’s witness, Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon, was decidedly on the defensive as senators from both parties peppered him with questions about his department’s poor record keeping and lack of accountability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This waste and corruption is going to bite the US military in a very sensitive spot, if allowed to continue to go unchecked.

With Russian and Chinese weapons makers, when items are field deployed, they are delivered on time, reasonably within budget, and work as advertised, if not better.

With American weapons makers, there is a nearly incestuous relationship between Congress (whose members are supported, covertly and overtly, by the large weapons makers) and those companies which get the defense contracts.

The outcome of all this is that when US weaponry is delivered, it is very late, has generally had huge cost over-runs, and doesn't perform anywhere near what is specified, once it is field deployed.

IF the US gets into a major war with Russia, and/or or China, the brokenness of our weapons systems is not going to help matters one bit.

Feb 04 09:01

GORDON PARKS, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, AND THE PICTURES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

The words “Lord, plant my feet on higher ground” rang out from the churches of Alabama, as black Americans opened their hymnals to sing. The year was 1956, and in Montgomery a woman by the name of Rosa Parks had just refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger. Nearby in Mobile, photojournalist Gordon Parks, formerly of the Farm Security Administration, told the story of the Thornton family for Life magazine, where the American public at last were given a glimpse into the daily lives, joy, and suffering of African American men, women, and children living in the Jim Crow South.

Feb 04 08:59

Julian Assange is in arbitrary detention, UN panel finds

A United Nations panel has decided that Julian Assange’s three-and-a-half years in the Ecuadorian embassy amount to “arbitrary detention”, leading his lawyers to call for the Swedish extradition request to be dropped immediately.

A Swedish foreign ministry spokeswoman confirmed that the UN panel, due to publish its findings on Friday, had concluded that Assange was “arbitrarily detained”.

The WikiLeaks founder sought asylum from Ecuador in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations, which he denies.

The panel’s findings were disclosed to the Swedish and British governments on 22 January, and will be published on Friday morning. Their judgment is not legally binding but can be used to apply pressure on states in human rights cases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see precisely how this plays out.

Feb 04 08:54

FORMER DHS BOSS PUTS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEES UNDER SECRET SURVEILLANCE

Former DHS boss Janet Napolitano -- who once stated she "doesn't use email" (for many reasons, but mainly to dodge accountability) -- is now showing her underlings at the University of California why they, too, might not want to "use email": someone might be reading them over their shoulders.

UC professor Christopher Newfield has the inside details of the recently-exposed monitoring system secretly deployed by the University of California (and approved by school president Napolitano) to keep tabs on the communications, web surfing and file routing of its employees. The SF Chronicle has an article on the secretly-installed spyware behind its paysieve [try this link], but Newfield has the internal communications.

The installation of the third-party monitoring software was so secretive that even the university's campus information technology committee was forbidden from discussing it with other staff. The committee has now decided to go public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not quite know what the University of California's execs were thinking when they hired Napolitano, given her history as the DHS head, but they had to know what they were getting in hiring her; someone with absolute, complete contempt for civil liberty; academic freedoms; personal privacy; the Constitution; and the Bill of Rights.

Feb 04 08:21

FORMER DHS BOSS PUTS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEES UNDER SECRET SURVEILLANCE

Former DHS boss Janet Napolitano -- who once stated she "doesn't use email" (for many reasons, but mainly to dodge accountability) -- is now showing her underlings at the University of California why they, too, might not want to "use email": someone might be reading them over their shoulders. UC professor Christopher Newfield has the inside details of the recently-exposed monitoring system secretly deployed by the University of California (and approved by school president Napolitano) to keep tabs on the communications, web surfing and file routing of its employees. The SF Chronicle has an article on the secretly-installed spyware behind its paysieve [try this link], but Newfield has the internal communications.

Feb 04 08:20

NYPD COP, WHOSE JOB WAS TO BUST PROSTITUTES, EXPOSED AS A PIMP IN MASSIVE SEX TRAFFICKING RING

Fired from the department last month after failing a drug test, a former NYPD officer was arrested Tuesday for running a prostitution ring. Although he had been on the force for 11 years, the cop allegedly began pimping out prostitutes immediately after his shift ended at the NYPD. In October 2015, police pulled over NYPD Officer Eduardo Cornejo in his personal vehicle after witnessing the off-duty cop apparently running a prostitution ring at a Long Island motel. Instead of arresting Cornejo, the officers let him go. But after receiving an anonymous tip, the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and the FBI planted a bug in his car and wiretapped his phone while using an undercover officer posing as a john.

Feb 04 08:05

John Kerry Almost Beaten Up in Rome for Fostering the Expansion of ISIS

The voyage of US Secretary of State to Italy almost ended in him getting a black eye. Having arrived on the Apennine Peninsula to talk about the victories of American democracy around the world, Kerry was not expecting such a warm reception. Officially the purpose of the visit of the Secretary was a "small group meeting of the international coalition to combat "Daesh"... The most interesting thing happened at a joint press conference between Kerry and Gentiloni. When the Secretary of State said all of his memorized phrases on combating international terrorism and the Assad regime, and the Ministers were about to leave the room, suddenly one of the journalists sitting in the front row raised a banner denouncing the U.S. policy rhetoric, shouting at him "It was you who created ISIS!" and tried to charge at him with her fists...

Feb 04 07:58

The Biggest Treasonous Plot In the History of the USA

Have you ever wondered how you could explain the Oregon controversy to your unaware and ignorant relatives, friends and co-workers”? I have the solution to your dilemma. “Kiss” is an acronym which frequently associated with the phrase “Keep It Simple Stupid”.

When explaining the state of affairs to the Fox-News crowd, simplicity is your best friend.

Feb 04 07:54

John Cleese is tired of campus political correctness

John Cleese, one of the funniest people to ever walk the earth, is taking a stand against political correctness on college campuses.

The Monty Python co-founder, in a video for Internet forum Big Think, railed against the current wave of hypersensitivity on college campuses, saying he has been warned against performing on campuses.

"[Psychiatrist Robin Skynner] said: 'If people can't control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior,'" Cleese said. "And when you're around super-sensitive people, you cannot relax and be spontaneous because you have no idea what's going to upset them next."

Feb 04 07:45

Why I Use the Term ‘AngloZionist’, and Why It’s Important

"How long are we going to continue to allow the top 1% of Jews enjoy a bizarre form of political immunity because they hide behind the memory of Jews murdered during WWII..."

"We need to start talking freely about the “elephant in the room” and stop fearing reprisal..."

Feb 04 07:43

Mistaken ID case: Man was jailed despite being 9 inches taller than the wanted man

Still recruiting officers from the intellectually challenged I see!

Mario A. Garcia was booked into a Los Angeles County jail after law enforcement mistook him for a man with an identical birth date and the same first and last names. Garcia protested that deputies had the wrong man: The other Garcia, wanted on a warrant, was 9 inches shorter, 40 pounds lighter and had a different middle name.

But it wasn't until three days after the arrest that a judge rectified the mistake and released Garcia.

Feb 04 06:41

C-SPAN Video of Voter Fraud in Iowa Proves Your Votes Mean Absolutely Nothing

Just after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton declared herself the winner of the Democratic Party in the much-anticipated Iowa caucuses. Immediately after the ‘victory,’ Clinton went on CNN to bask in her counterfeit fame.

However, as a C-SPAN video shows, Clinton’s ‘victory’ would have nothing to do with ‘luck,’ and her premature declaration of the “razor thin” tie, was no mistake.

The Democratic Party has already chosen its candidate and who the people actually want is irrelevant.

Feb 04 06:39

Roseburg area rancher encounters Malheur refuge checkpoints

“They were very professional and kind, but when you have guns kind of pointing at you, it is scary,” Spencer said in describing the scene to The News-Review on Friday. “They (officers) were very, very cautious. They asked us to get out and keep our hands free. They were FBI, but they looked like Army personnel. There were snipers around.

“It felt like a checkpoint in a foreign country,” he continued. “There was no room for error. They asked for ID and ran our license plate. They asked me if I had a gun and I told them I did and where it was in the rig. I told them to help themselves as far as looking, but they actually barely looked around. I guess they were comfortable with who we were after checking our IDs and plate.”

Feb 04 06:24

International activists tweet for Mohmed al-Qeeq release

On day 46 of his strike, Mohmed al-Qeeq partially lost speaking and completely lost sight and hearing. On day 47, he started to fell intermittently into coma. On day 71, he had a mild-stroke.

Feb 04 06:16

Cruz: President Trump would nuke Denmark

This guy has lost it!

Ted Cruz ridiculed Donald Trump on Wednesday for his “Trumpertantrum,” saying his recent Twitterstorm is indicative of a candidate who doesn’t have the temperament to be commander in chief.

“I mean, we’re liable to wake up one morning and Donald, if he were president, would have nuked Denmark.

Feb 04 06:06

Ex-prisoner reveals tragedies of female captives in Israeli jails

Captive Fatima told the PIC reporter that she lived six bitter years in prison, during which she experienced the wrench of the throes of childbirth, while she was tied up. She was deprived of the most basic human rights.

Feb 04 05:43

FLASHBACK: Army Report Details How Military Can Be Used Against Tea Party, Right Wingers & American Citizens

The study begins by laying out how the U.S. Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 will include military operations throughout the United States. The outrageous report goes on to describe a theoretical situation where the U.S. Army is sent in to a city that has been taken over by Tea Party “insurrectionists”.After demonizing what they call “right-wing demagogues” and “mobs of angry whites” the report goes on to say:

“In May 2016 an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the “tea party” movement takes over the government of Darlington, South Carolina…. The Department of Homeland Security responds to the governor’s request by asking for defense support to civil law enforcement. After the Department of Justice states that the conditions in Darlington and surrounding areas meet the conditions necessary to invoke the Insurrection Act, the President invokes it.”

Feb 04 05:05

Trump's plane makes emergency landing

Donald Trump’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Nashville International Airport on Wednesday.

The Republican presidential candidate’s Boeing B757 was flying from Iowa to Arkansas when the aircraft experienced engine problems.

Feb 04 04:25

Ammon Bundy's Attorney Has been Up On Disciplinary Charges

Rather strange proceedings even for the feds. Check this though. Ammon Bundy's attorney is a former prosecutor who was brought up on disciplinary charges to wit:

Craig Cook · Sandy, Oregon
Ammon's lawyer sounds like a real neat guy:
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C. MICHAEL ARNOLD
OSB #011873
Eugene
Reprimand

On Jan. 17, 2008, the disciplinary board approved a stipulation for discipline reprimanding Eugene lawyer C. Michael Arnold for violating RPC 8.4(a)(2) (commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects).

Feb 03 21:18

The Art of War Quotes

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious!

For to win 100 victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

Feb 03 20:43

Oregon standoff leader Ammon Bundy, others indicted

By STEVEN DUBOIS Updated 30 min ago (0)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted Ammon Bundy and some of the men and women who joined him at the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge, authorities said Wednesday.
However, the indictment remained sealed and further details on the charges were unavailable.
Defense attorneys demanded the immediate unsealing of the indictment — a request denied Wednesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice Stewart.In a criminal complaint, defendants have a right to a preliminary hearing in which they can question the arresting officer under oath about probable cause for the charges.

After an indictment, they are no longer entitled to such a proceeding.
The cancellation of preliminary hearings that had been scheduled for Wednesday dismayed attorneys for the accused.

Feb 03 19:11

Retired cop files complaint against Philadelphia police officers who "forcibly entered his house, threw him to the floor, handcuffed him, and punched him in the back of the head" after accusing him of using two phony $10 bills to pay a delivery driver --

KEVIN BOOKER figures it was around 11:30 at night when someone started pounding on his front door, late enough to make him a little nervous.
When he swung open the door to his Logan home on Jan. 8, no one was there. Booker shrugged it off, trudged back to bed, and went to sleep.

Feb 03 19:10

Americans spent more on legal pot last year than on Cheetos, Doritos

Americans spent $5.4 billion on legal medical and recreational marijuana last year, according to new estimates from ArcView Market Research and New Frontier Data, two marijuana industry market research groups.

Feb 03 17:33

EX-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn joins Ukraine bank

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been appointed to the supervisory board of a bank owned by Ukraine's second richest businessman Viktor Pinchuk. Kiev's Kredit-Dnipro Bank said the decision to accept Strauss-Kahn and five others to the advisory body was taken on Monday and goes into immediate effect. It added that Strauss-Kahn would serve as an independent committee member who does not represent shareholders' interests.

Feb 03 17:18

Toxic Pool of Bad Loans Threatens World Economy

Beneath the surface of the global financial system lurks a multitrillion-dollar problem that could sap the strength of large economies for years to come. The problem is the giant, stagnant pool of loans that companies and people around the world are struggling to pay back. Bad debts have been a drag on economic activity ever since the financial crisis of 2008, but in recent months, the threat posed by an overhang of bad loans appears to be rising. China is the biggest source of worry. Some analysts estimate that China’s troubled credit could exceed $5 trillion, a staggering number that is equivalent to half the size of the country’s annual economic output.

Feb 03 17:12

NH Flooded By $100M in Political Ads!

bout $100 million has already been poured into broadcast and cable television ads courting voters for the Feb. 9 vote, according to estimates from Kantar Media’s CMAG and an analysis by Ken Goldstein, a Bloomberg Politics analyst and University of San Francisco professor. In comparison, about $2 million had been spent in New Hampshire by this point in the 2012 race that ultimately came down to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Feb 03 16:38

Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

Anyone who believes that this election will bring about any real change in how the American government does business is either incredibly naïve, woefully out-of-touch, or oblivious to the fact that as an in-depth Princeton University study shows, we now live in an oligarchy that is “of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.”

Feb 03 16:31

Just Another Dead Patriot

Oregon ambush continues government’s Waco tradition
Rich politicians use curdled lawmen to bilk ordinary people out of their land

Feb 03 16:30

New Moms Demand Action Gun Control “Comedy” PSA with SNL’s Rachel Dratch Is Just Dumb

The implication of this one is that all the time there are horribly scary incidents where people who can legally carry guns into restaurants are getting legally intoxicated at said restaurants and somehow accidentally shooting families with kids who were just innocently attempting to enjoy dinner out. Because, you know, everyone is just bringing their AK47s to the local pizza joint, getting hammered, and leaving those guns sitting around in precarious positions where they could accidentally go off and kill everyone… or some such nonsense.

Feb 03 16:11

The Global Conspiracy to Ban Cash: “Regulated, Restricted and Phased Out” Of Existence

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a world where bankers hold all the power, not just over money but over people too, then you have a lot to look forward to.

Feb 03 15:58

Here’s How a 92-Year-Old WWII Vet Stopped a Burglar in His Tracks

A 92-year-old World War II veteran’s gun came in handy when an ax-wielding intruder broke into his California home over the weekend.

Feb 03 15:50

The Continuing Demonization of Cash

The insidious nature of the war on cash derives not just from the hurdles governments place in the way of those who use cash, but also from the aura of suspicion that has begun to pervade private cash transactions. In a normal market economy, businesses would welcome taking cash. After all, what business would willingly turn down customers?

Feb 03 15:46

Report: Hillary Received Classified Information as First Lady

When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was “often provided” classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview...

Feb 03 15:33

$100 Billion later, Afghanistan on the brink

Afghanistan’s economy is worsening and its security deteriorating despite more than a decade of U.S.-led reconstruction efforts and more than $100 billion poured into the country, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, an independent oversight agency created by Congress in 2008.

Feb 03 15:28

Gun Sales Set 9th Monthly Record In A Row

“Add to this the fact that scores of sheriffs and police chiefs have encouraged citizens to arm themselves. Suddenly, gun ownership sounds like a very good idea to people concerned about personal safety.”

Feb 03 15:22

The Global Conspiracy to Ban Cash: “Regulated, Restricted and Phased Out” Of Existence

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a world where bankers hold all the power, not just over money but over people too, then you have a lot to look forward to.

They have planned the future in secret, and cash is not in the plan.

It is already happening in dozens of advanced countries around the world.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 03 15:16

Clinton Talks Cybersecurity Challenges… While 7 MORE emails classified ‘TOP SECRET’…

“There are more than 22, and it’s not just one or two more,” Rep. Chris Stewart told the Washington Examiner, referring to the 22 emails deemed top secret by the State Department last week. “It’s a more meaningful number than that.”

Feb 03 15:16

Records show “intentional destruction” of dashcams by Chicago cops

In the latest example of criminal police conduct within the Chicago Police Department, records examined by DNAinfo show that the widespread lack of audio on police dashboard cameras is due to an intentional campaign of tampering.

Feb 03 15:05

Goldman Sachs chief: Sanders's criticism is 'dangerous'

he head of Goldman Sachs believes being singled out for criticism by Bernie Sanders represents a “dangerous moment” for the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanders is a danger to Goldman Sachs' WALLET!

Feb 03 15:00

Jeb Bush Has to Tell New Hampshire Crowd ‘Please Clap’

Awww... Poor Jeb Bush; the Republican presidential contender had to tell the audience of a New Hampshire event when they were supposed to clap during his speech Tuesday.

Feb 03 14:45

Democrats and Republicans AGREE ON SOMETHING! The System Is ‘Rigged’…

Yes, voters in both parties have always expressed suspicions that the game is stacked against them in one way or another. But in 2016, it seems the party that owns the “R” word could own the election. More than anything, that may explain why Hillary Clinton didn’t put Bernie Sanders away in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses on Monday night. She never uses the word.

Feb 03 14:36

Big bucks, shadowy companies: Election mystery money returns

Campaign money from shadowy sources is back this presidential election. At least $4 million of it is flowing to outside groups helping White House hopefuls, making it difficult to trace who’s behind the big bucks. Both parties benefit from money routed through obscure corporations, or from nonprofits that don’t have to disclose their donors

Feb 03 14:32

Election Official Gets Called out for Curious Spending, Calls Reporter a “B*tch” Live on Air, then Quits

After getting called out by WSMV reporter Alanna Autler on live TV for buying expensive dinners and office furnishings including a $614 picture frame, Election Board Chairman Ron Buchanan, the top election official in Nashville, responded not with a thoughtful response or even a pathetic excuse, but instead by calling her a b*tch live on air.

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