CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 13 15:15

Gates Foundation now funding Ebola vaccine development that might be forced upon us all

As the Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, health institutes, activist groups, medical volunteers and philanthropists are doing what they can to “help” not only contain the deadly disease but to stamp it out as well.

Sep 13 14:03

Bingo! Here’s another force of evil to be ‘vanquished’

Resurrection, reinvention and linguistics. Barack Obama did the lot. And now he’s taking America to war in Syria as well as Iraq. Oh yes, and he’s going to defeat Isis, its “barbarism”, “genocide”, its “warped ideology” – until the bad guys are “vanquished from the earth”. What happened to George W Bush?

Sep 13 13:57

NATO Loses Ukraine

The United States and NATO attack on the Russian Federation has failed. The Ukrainians who refused to accept the legitimacy of the West’s puppet government emerged victorious on the battlefield. If there is any doubt on that point, Ukraine’s decision to sign the Minsk Protocol cease fire agreement is proof. President Poroshenko seemed like a man in the cat bird seat when western nations chose sides in a civil war and kicked out his predecessor. The road to hell was paved with very bad intentions.

Sep 13 13:47

Long-Awaited Relief: Russian convoy delivers aid to Lugansk, E. Ukraine

All 200 trucks in Russia’s 2nd convoy carrying long-awaited humanitarian aid for devastated areas of eastern Ukraine have crossed the border after weeks of delays that occurred despite an agreement on relief corridors in the Minsk ceasefire deal.

Sep 13 13:40

Kiev claims Putin wants to destroy Ukraine

In the latest instance of war of words between Kiev and Moscow, the prime minister of Ukraine has accused Russia’s President Vladimir Putin of attempting to destroy Ukraine as an independent country.

Sep 13 13:08

Harvard: Millions of Dollars More For Gun Control

Billionaire bankrolling of the anti-gun movement is perhaps the most significant new development in the gun control debate in our lifetime. Last year, anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg donated $350 million to Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health, already named for Bloomberg, based upon his previous donations. Bloomberg, the Washington Post reported, also “has committed to spending $50 million of his personal fortune this year to build a national grass-roots movement that will pressure lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws.”

Sep 13 12:46

International law vs US democratic practice

Lawrence Davidson looks at the role of the “war on terror” and, more importantly, special interests, such as the myriad Zionist lobbies, in undermining the United States’s adherence to international law.

Sep 13 11:28

Congress Sees New War on ISIS as Ticket Out of Sequestration

“When America has a visible enemy, America usually unites,” noted an upbeat Sen. Bill Nelson (D – FL). And unity in Congress means runaway military spending.

The White House declaration that “we are at war” with ISIS is an extremely welcome sign to Congressional hawks, not just because they’re really into war, but also because it’s a great excuse to ditch sequestration and start hiking spending anew.

“We should have found a way to get rid of sequester long ago,” noted Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D – MI), who expressed hope that the new war “will help a little bit” with that. Sens. John McCain (R – AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R – SC) both declared anything short of a full end to spending caps a “great disservice” to the country, and a threat to the war goals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how many of these warmongers in Congress, in both parties, own extensive shares in the military industrial complex.

We have homeless Vets sleeping in our streets; our public education system is a mess; our prisons are in a mess;and the previous wars in which this country is engaged have left the US morally and fiscally bankrupt.

So what does Congress want to do?!? Create more wars.

And we can see how catastrophically those wars have gone; Iraq is in meltdown; Afghanistan, 13 years on, can not be characterized as a military "win" in any way, shape or form; and Libya?!? Melting down in front of our eyes as I type this.

No one in Congress who supports these wars is worthy of being re-elected in the mid-terms in 2014; not one single person.

It is unfortunate that the US government doesn't have a voting mechanism for "none of the above", which would necessitate another election, until we finally get Congressional Representatives who actually represent We the People; not the huge corporations which fund election cycles.

Sep 13 10:31

Pope Francis warns that ‘piecemeal World War III’ is already here

“War is madness,” said Pope Francis on Saturday, a madness that he is worried the world is slipping collectively back into.

According to the BBC, the Argentinian pontiff was speaking from Redipuglia cemetery near Slovenia, where some 100,000 Italian soldiers who perished in World War I are remembered.

He warned that with the proliferation of conflicts large and small around the globe, that humanity has already begun to fight a “piecemeal World War III.”

“Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep,” Francis said. “Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Pope Francis appears to absolutely right on this issue.

Sep 13 10:20

Obama’s ISIS War is Not Only Illegal, it Makes George W. Bush Look Like a Constitutional Scholar

Andrew J. Bacevich, the Boston University political science professor and former Army colonel who lost his son in the Iraq war in 2007, in a recent Reuters article.

I have spent the past several days outlining my deep concerns about the “ISIS crisis” and Obama’s willingness to employ extreme propaganda in order to once again embark on another poorly thought out military campaign here and here. What I have also come to realize is that his latest war plan is brazenly illegal and unconstitutional.

While critics have been questioning the legality of U.S. military campaigns consistently since the end of World War II, one trend has become increasingly clear. With each new President and each new war, we have witnessed those who hold the office act more and more like dictators, and less and less like constitutional executives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Obama orders the first bombing in Syria, it will be an unspeakable act of war against a sovereign nation which has not attacked, or done anything to harm, the United States.

Syria will have its Ambassador to the UN complain, but any discussion of this in the Security Council will be null and void, because the US will veto any resolution to attempt to get the bombing to stop.

This will be be both a violation of US law, and a violation of international law.

What appears to be happening here, is that Obama is playing picador with Syria in order to cause Syria to invoke its mutual defense pact with Iran.

At that point, the US government will scream about Iran and Syria daring to fight back, and attack Iran, which has been, the P5+1 negotiations not withstanding, been the goal all along.

Israel may well coordinate some military activity with the US because it wants to see Tehran burning in flames, and "regime change" happening here.

But the two thousand pound gorilla, snoring on the Steinway here, is Russia. Numerous Russian political and military leaders have stated, over the past several years, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

So ultimately, all these military misadventures are headed toward a war with Russia that the US government and military most likely cannot win, because we do not have the manufacturing, the money, or troop strength to insure a positive outcome.

However, in watching the corporate presstitutes' attempts to "groom" a war weary American people for war, and more war does not seem to be working this time, and DC is beginning to realize that its propaganda is not working.

We the People must speak out peacefully and honestly: let's fix the problems here at home before we have the hubris to tell other countries how to run their lives. No more war; no more funding for war; and no more corporate-funded candidates who do the work their corporate masters demand of them, but conveniently forget their alleged constituents.

Because if this doesn't end soon, we will see the entire world engulfed in a nuclear war which could well obliterate life as we know it.

Sep 13 09:09

McDonalds India announces that 'Happy Meals' will now be accompanied by books, not toys

McDonald’s India, on Wednesday, announced that instead of toys, kids will receive Books with their Happy Meals. The change will happen for a two-month period, beginning on August 1.McDonalds feels that the giving out of books in the Happy Meal works 'well with the choices and experiences that are in step with the changing consumer lifestyles, while championing children’s happiness and well-being.'

Sep 13 09:09

Man is stopped on highway, arrested without charges, and has money seized.

Mandrel Stuart and his girlfriend were on a date driving on Interstate 66 toward the District of Columbia when a Fairfax County, Va., police cruiser pulled out of the median and raced after them. The cruiser kept pace alongside Stuart's old blue GMC Yukon for a while, then followed behind for several miles before turning on its flashing lights.

Sep 13 09:08

Young Households Are Losing Ground in Income, Despite Education

YOUNG families are better educated than ever before, but they are earning lower real incomes.

The Federal Reserve Board’s newly released 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances indicates that the median family headed by someone under 35 years of age earned $35,509 in 2013 dollars. Adjusted for inflation, that is 6 percent less than similar families reported in the first such survey, in 1989.

Sep 13 04:29

Police investigate alleged assault by HPD officer caught on video

A recently-promoted Honolulu Police Department sergeant with a history of domestic violence accusations is under internal investigation after a security surveillance video surfaced showing him apparently beating up his girlfriend in the Waipahu restaurant where she works.

Sep 13 04:19

Russia warns US against strikes on Islamic State in Syria

A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said any such action, without the backing of the UN, would be “an act of aggression”.

Sep 13 04:07

Enterovirus D68 sickens more than a dozen in New York

More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.

Sep 13 02:04

Frost to Grip East This Weekend

Temperatures are forecast to dip into the 50s from Boston and New York City to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The last time readings were this low was during the first couple of days of June in most cases and in late May in others.

(*and in between , Summer , itself , wasn't all that 'hot' . )

Sep 12 23:56

Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled the February death an accident on Friday. Antipsychotic medication therapy for treatment of schizo-affective disorder contributed to the death of Jerome Murdough, 56, in a mental observation unit on Rikers Island, said spokeswoman Julie Bolcer.

Sep 12 23:45

Federal court overturns Ohio law barring false campaign statements

Federal judge struck down the law banning political lying as unconstitutional.

Sep 12 18:43

Obama’s Betrayal of the Constitution

PRESIDENT OBAMA’s declaration of war against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria marks a decisive break in the American constitutional tradition. Nothing attempted by his predecessor, George W. Bush, remotely compares in imperial hubris.

Sep 12 17:43

The Undeclared "Economic" War on Russia Sanctions or War?

It's long overdue we label sanctions for what they really are: war. If you prefer, call them "economic war".

Today, president Obama took the undeclared war another step forward by targeting Lukoil, a private Russian company.

Sep 12 17:40

Entire Leadership of ISIS Opposition Wiped Out by ‘Unexplained’ Explosion in Syria

Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State.

Sep 12 17:13

Generating Fear through Lies and Hypocrisy: a Reply to Dershowitz’ Pathological Tirade

The sad truth is that Alan Dershowitz, like the black garbed hangman working for ISIS, like the unseen trained sniper hiding on the roof top in a Gazan village protected by the captured family to use as security insurance against a Hamas militant, like the pilot of the F-16 releasing his missiles, like any and all who justify criminal acts for their own selfless ends or through forced indoctrination serve those in power and become in fact figures made of mud like the Golem of old Prague, but a servant of their master, lacking a soul and made indifferent to their fellow humans. For Dershowitz that very loss of his humanity is perhaps his greatest gift.

Sep 12 16:56

Military Source: Troops On The Ground In Syria 'Absolutely Crucial' To Defeat ISIS

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As the threat of nuclear war hangs over the world as a result of NATO meddling in Ukraine, Russia has once again warned Washington against military aggression. This time, however, the warning comes in the context of the Syrian crisis where the United States and NATO are considering “targeted airstrikes” against what it claims would be ISIS fighters but what would actually be, almost assuredly, the forces of the secular Syrian government...

Sep 12 15:20

BEX Alert! French journalist Charlotte Balzac held in Iraq by ISIS militants

The Henderson Risks Private Security Company published secret documents indicating that Charlotte Balzac is still alive and abducted by ISIS militants.

According to Naomi Wolf's Facebook post, ". . . the image of the woman from the news story about ISIS abducting "Charlotte Balzac" -- an alleged foreign correspondent of news stories for the Montreal-based Le Devoir -- who does not exist -- is in fact this entirely different Swedish sports journalist Johanna Franden. Also Le Devoir denied that "Charlotte Balzac" works for them." https://www.facebook.com/naomi.wolf.author/posts/10152670198239476

WEBMASTER ADDITION: SO, with the last two staged beheadings not igniting the war fever, they will try a third time with a woman!!!

Sep 12 15:09

There Are Now 52 Explanations For The Pause In Global Warming

It’s been a busy year for climate scientists, who have been trying to explain why there has been no global warming for nearly two decades...

Sep 12 14:54

$2.66T: Tax Revenues for FY14 Hit Record Through August; Government Still Runs $589B Deficit

Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $2,663,426,000,000 for the first 11 months of the fiscal year this August, but the federal government still ran a $589,185,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.

Sep 12 14:27

4 Pennsylvania Cops suspended indefinitely for an alleged joy ride gone awry

The four officers were off-duty Sept. 1, Labor Day, when they were allegedly chased by Kulpmont Patrolman David Tomtishen. It began in the borough, continued through Marion Heights and led into the surrounding coal lands in Mount Carmel Township. A firework was allegedly tossed at the on-duty officer’s cruiser as a joke, sparking the chase.

Sep 12 14:20

More Americans than forecast file jobless claims

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week to a two-month high, interrupting a steady decrease to the lowest level since before the last recession.

Sep 12 14:15

“Global Warming” Advocates Plan March Amid Record Cold Temperatures

Snow hits the ground in seven states as advocates demand U.N. response to “global warming" -- Later this month, activists are planning a march in New York City for “global warming awareness,” even though the northern U.S. is reeling from record cold temperatures.

Sep 12 13:53

New Video of Michael Brown Shooting Shows Immediate Witness Reaction

A new video that appears to show the immediate aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9 corroborates earlier witness statements that the unarmed black teenager was surrendering to Officer Darren Wilson when he was killed.

The footage, released by CNN on Thursday, shows two construction workers reacting to the shooting with shock and yelling out, “He had his fucking hands in the air!”

Sep 12 12:44

Russian oil giants, Kalashnikov top new EU sanctions list

The Russian targets in the latest EU sanctions which have now come to light. The latest restrictions tighten the screws on 5 Russian state-owned banks already under sanctions. The length of loans they now can get from Europe has been reduced to 30 days.

Sep 12 11:26

Texas County Commissioners give themselves pay raises as high as 42%

Despite negative comments and at least one negative opinion poll, Lubbock County Commissioners approved a pay raise for themselves and certain other elected officials on Monday. In the case of County Judge Tom Head the raise is 42 percent - taking him from $77,450 to $109,925 yearly. Head was the only 'no' vote Monday.

Sep 12 11:26

9/11 responders with rare cancer denied insurance coverage

John Meyers remembers standing at ground zero, feeling like a small speck amid mountains of debris.
"Everything was pulverized," said Meyers, a former New York police officer and first-responder who provided security after the September 11 terror attacks. "It was nothing but dust."

Sep 12 11:07

Doing it right: man refuses TSA screening after flight

A magnificent video of an airline passenger interacting with TSA officers at Denver International Airport last Saturday.

Kahler Nygard flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Denver, but TSA clerks in Minneapolis missed the “SSSS” on his boarding pass — they failed to do the “enhanced” genital massage required by their own protocols. So they tried, with the TSA’s trademark absurdity, to fix the failure on the other end: TSA clerks met Nygard at the gate in Denver to conduct a patdown and a bag check after he landed. To make sure he wasn’t going to attack the plane that he’d just flown on and then left.

Sep 12 10:50

Gaza and the Threat of World War

On 31 July, the National Defense Panel in Washington published a remarkable document that called for the United States to prepare to fight six major wars simultaneously. At the top of the list were Russia and China – nuclear powers.

In one sense, a war against Russia has already begun. While the world watched horrified as Israel assaulted Gaza, similar atrocities in eastern Ukraine were barely news. At the time of writing, two Ukrainian cities of Russian-speaking people – Donetsk and Luhansk – are under siege: their people and hospitals and schools blitzed by a regime in Kiev that came to power in a putsch led by neo-Nazis backed and paid for by the United States. The coup was the climax of what the Russian political observer Sergei Glaziev describes as a 20-year “grooming of Ukrainian Nazis aimed at Russia”. Actual fascism has risen again in Europe and not one European leader has spoken against it, perhaps because the rise of fascism across Europe is now a truth that dares not speak its name.

Sep 12 10:47

Justice Sotomayor: Americans Should be Alarmed by Spread of Drones

Speaking before a group of faculty members and students at Oklahoma City University’s law school on Sept. 11, Justice Sotomayor said “frightening” changes in surveillance technology should encourage citizens to take a more active role in the privacy debate. She said she’s particularly troubled by the potential for commercial and government drones to compromise personal privacy.

Sep 12 10:41

Judge: Founding Fathers Turning In Graves At Obama’s ‘Unconstitutional, Murderous’ Behavior

In a very candid interview on the anniversary of 9/11, libertarian analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted Barack Obama and George W. Bush, warning that successive presidents are using precedents set by their predecessors to erode liberties and act outside the Constitution.

Sep 12 09:43

Diabolical Deceptions, Dengue Fever and Dirty Nuclear Politics

Richard Wilcox, PhD
Activist Post

“I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” - Tom Waits

This article is a further investigation into a recent story I reported on which was based on a trusted Japanese source. The Japanese government may have been involved in hanky-panky by using dengue fever in order to scare the public away from gathering in Tokyo's major parks and prevent any huge anti-nuclear protests from occurring...

Sep 12 09:29

If Republicans want full-scale war, they should say so "The only one who was clear on what they would do instead, oddly enough, was Dick Cheney. He pronounced Obama’s strategy insufficient in a speech bordering on the insane

While there were a few Republicans who reacted favorably to President Obama’s speech last night describing what we will be doing to combat ISIS, the reaction from most on the right was predictably negative. Which is fine — it’s the opposition’s job to oppose, after all. But when you hear what they have to say, you notice a yawning gap in their criticisms: They were missing clear articulation of what exactly Republicans would prefer that we do.

Sep 12 09:28

Lawsuit: Man beaten in Cook County jail more than 10 hours after judge ordered his release

Under the authority of Sheriff Tom Dart, Cook County inmates who’ve already been freed by a judge are taken back into the jail’s general population while they wait to be processed out.
It’s a practice that’s been called unconstitutional. and more than a year ago Dart told WBEZ he’d fix it.

Sep 12 09:28

US gov’t threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine if it didn’t use PRISM

Yahoo reports that it is on the verge of releasing 1,500 pages of documents related to a long court battle over its participation in the PRISM program, a National Security Agency program revealed last summer as part of the Snowden leaks.

Sep 12 09:26

What Is Not Being Said Publicly: "Ebola Virus’s Hyper-Evolution is Unprecedented… Could Go Airborne"

What is not getting said publicly, despite briefings and discussions in the inner circles of the world’s public health agencies, is that we are in totally uncharted waters and that Mother Nature is the only force in charge of the crisis at this time.

Sep 12 09:08

The Speech on Diplomacy That Obama Should Have Given Last Night

But the reality is that when there are no military solutions—which is most of the time, for those who care to notice, including on September 12, 2001—the alternative is not nothing, but active non-military engagement. Diplomacy becomes even more important. President Obama has said it over and over again: there is no US military solution in Iraq or Syria. He’s right. And yet military actions—in coalitions, with local partners, counter-terrorism but not counter-insurgency—were pretty much all we heard in his speech last night.

Sep 12 08:15

Traitor Senator Slows Primary Allegiance to Another Country

Finds out some citizens don't like it.

Sep 12 07:20

The Lone Gladio Released! (first work of fiction by Sibel Edmonds shows workings of the deep state)

The Lone Gladio, a new novel by Sibel Edmonds, has been released today, September 11th, 2014. This is a work of fiction, something Ms. Edmonds chose to do as a calculated sidestepping of the legal red tape and threats from the government, which she experienced first hand with her first book, a non-fiction memoir called Classified Woman. Edmonds writing is brilliantly sophisticated, while simply satisfying. She's learned how to utilize some literary devices so well that she won't seem like a first time novelist.

Through her composite characters and events in this new book, we begin to see much deeper into the world of the deep state. While some of the characters are an easy peg, if you're trying to list all of the characters next to their analogous real-life inspiration, you'll find it impossible. But if that's what we have to sacrifice in order to learn about what's really been going on with our politicians, our corrupt and corporate controlled shell of a federal government. You won't find yourself that far away from some of the places Ms. Edmonds took you with Classified Woman. Then, suddenly, you'll find yourself travelling all over the globe, watching operations unfold, full of dangerous killers, blackmail, a plethora of spies, and some very sickening politicians.

Sep 12 07:00

Ted Cruz Was Booed Off Stage Because No One Told Him Not to Talk About Israel

Cruz’s communications director, Amanda Carpenter, told The Daily Signal that he never would have agreed to the event if he'd known his pro-Israel message would be taken that way. “It is crystal clear to anyone who observes Ted Cruz that he stands with Israel,” she said. “If organizers had asked us not to discuss our support of Israel, we would have declined the event.”

Sep 12 04:32

Virologist: ‘It’s Too Late, Ebola Will Kill 5 Million’ -- Expert says virus will infect entire population of African countries

A top German virologist has caused shockwaves by asserting that it’s too late to halt the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia and that five million people will die, noting that efforts should now be focused on stopping the transmission of the virus to other countries.

Sep 12 04:06

9/11 After Thirteen Years: Continuous Warfare, Police State, Endless Falsehoods

The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For thirteen years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has been used to create the American warfare/police state.

Sep 12 03:54

Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories

Personnel were instructed to keep any damaging details of Palestinians’ lives they came across, including information on sexual preferences, infidelities, financial problems or family illnesses that could be “used to extort/blackmail the person and turn them into a collaborator”.

Sep 12 03:09

Domino Effect: More Smart Meters Being Replaced Due to Fires

It is almost impossible to keep track of all of the smart meter fires and related safety issues. We jump from country to country and from state to state. The latest issue is in Florida where Lakeland Electric will soon begin replacing over 10,000 residential smart meters on concerns they might overheat, General Manager Joel Ivy said Tuesday, August 26th.

Are we seeing a domino effect within the industry?

Six of the meters have caught fire during the past year, Ivy said. Early Tuesday, he said the utility was still deciding whether to replace the meters, but later in the day, he said the decision had been made.

Sep 12 03:04

“I’m Glad People Have This 9/11 Mentality Again”

In the wake of non-stop propaganda from politicians of both parties, as well as a mainstream media desperate for ratings, the American public is finally terrified enough to support another war in the Middle East.

Sep 12 01:28

One-Percenters’ Gun Control Would Mean ‘Handgun Registration’ for Washington State

Initiative-594, the universal background check initiative being bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires in Washington state, will lead to “universal handgun registration” if passed.

Sep 11 23:59

Cop To Cameraman: ‘If You’re Invoking Your Rights, You Must Be Doing Something Wrong’

The notion that certain rights are guaranteed to citizens is being proven false every day. For instance, you have the First Amendment right to film police officers and other public officials, but it often takes an official policy change (usually prompted by lawsuits) before these public servants will begrudgingly respect that right.

Sep 11 23:51

Wasted! Feds spend millions of tax dollars getting monkeys drunk

There’s a whole lot of drinking going on in the name of government science, and some watchdogs think it’s the American taxpayer who is getting hammered. Right now the National Institutes of Health is spending $3.2 million to get monkeys to drink alcohol excessively to determine what effect it has long term on their body tissue.

Sep 11 20:01

U.S. Fear/War Mongers Win This Round

The fear/war mongers got to the New York Times editorial board between May 23, 2013 and September 10, 2014. The Times and President Obama both gave in to the wrong people.

The American public doesn’t want to go to war unless there is something out there that frightens them.

This explains why all of our wars have been preceded by dire warnings of what will happen if we don’t militarily engage the enemy.
In President Obama’s Wednesday night speech, he repudiated his own caution and prudence by falling in line with those who think there is no fear out there that war cannot overcome.

The New York Times editorial board sonorously endorsed the President’s decision under a headline that informs the nation that the drums of war have had their effect: “The Attack on ISIS Expands to Syria,”

Sep 11 19:57

Obama takes hypocrisy to new high levels

In laying out his plans to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS, President Obama said this: “America, our endless blessings bestow an enduring burden. But as Americans, we welcome our responsibility to lead. From Europe to Asia, from the far reaches of Africa to war-torn capitals of the Middle East, we stand for freedom, for justice, for dignity. These are values that have guided our nation since its founding.”

There’s an old English, somewhat vulgar, four-letter word which in my view sums up that statement. CRAP. (The dictionary definition of it is “excrement, rubbish, dirt, worthless nonsense.”)

An informed visitor from another planet who listened to Obama would scratch his head and say, “Has the president not heard about the occupied and oppressed Palestinians and their long struggle for freedom, justice and dignity?”

Sep 11 19:04

The Christian family refusing to give up its Bethlehem hill farm bulldozed by Israel

On his farm outside Bethlehem, Daher Nassar is picking apples from the ruins of the orchard he planted at least eight years ago. The fruit is scattered across ground freshly opened and imprinted with the tracks of a bulldozer. At the field’s edge, branches reach out from inside a mound of earth, the bark stripped and mangled, unripe almonds still clinging to the trees.

On 19 May a Palestinian shepherd from the village of Nahalin was out at first light and saw the bulldozer at work in the field, guarded by Israeli soldiers. By the time Nassar arrived the whole orchard – the best part of a decade’s work – was gone. His English is far from fluent, but there’s no mistaking the pain in his voice: “Why you broke the trees?”

A spokesperson for the Israeli military authorities in the West Bank said the trees were planted illegally on state land.

Sep 11 18:27

Cops Tackle 70lb. High School Girl for Wanting to Keep Her Cell Phone

Two Houston, Texas school district police officers pinned a 15-year-old girl face down on the floor on Tuesday because she didn’t want to relinquish her cell phone to an assistant principal.

Sep 11 17:52

The Real Goal Of ISIS

Sep 11 17:08

The US and Global Wars: Empire or Vampire?

The current US/EU military expansion into Ukraine, the encirclement of Russia, NATO missiles aimed at the very heart of a major nuclear power and the economic sanctions may lead to a global nuclear war, which may indeed put an end to militarist empire-building… and the rest of humanity.

Sep 11 15:32

The Psychological Reasons Why American Soldiers Would Fire On American Citizens

We live in chaotic times. Many feel that our fragile economy could come crashing down at any time. One devastating terrorist attack, false flag attack or natural disaster could lead to an unprecedented disaster and martial law would be declared. Some Americans would take to the streets and the only remaining question is whether or not American soldiers, called to the scene, would restore order by firing upon American citizens when ordered to do so?

Sep 11 15:21

Reuters Downplays CIA Torture As Merely ‘Physically Stressful Interrogation Techniques’

There is no legitimate argument that the activities carried out by the CIA go beyond “physically stressful interrogation techniques.” The CIA engaged in torture. And Reuters can (and should) call it that.

Sep 11 15:15

Police rake in bonanzas from people who have committed no crime

THE POLICE can take your car and everything in it — including the cash you are transporting to buy a used truck, a fixer-upper house or equipment for your restaurant — even if you’re not guilty of any crime. Getting your property back can take months and cost thousands. Sometimes authorities will offer to give those who complain half their money back, which makes little sense if the cash is free from association with a serious crime — or if it isn’t.

Sep 11 14:27

‘Armed patriots’: the private citizens out to secure the U.S. border

With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Texas. -- Will is a member of the Patriots, a group of heavily armed private citizens who use displays of force to intimidate people attempting to cross the border illegally. Since early summer the Patriots have patrolled an area near Brownsville, Texas.

Sep 11 14:22

250K Virginians to Lose Health Care Due to Obamacare

An NBC affiliate in Virginia reports that nearly 250,000 people in that state will lose their health care plans due to Obamacare: “Many of them did not–are not following new Affordable Care Act rules”

Sep 11 14:02

Millions more at risk in Ebola outbreak, British study finds

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history could spread to a further 15 countries in West and Central Africa, putting up to 70 million people at risk of infection, a ground-breaking study has found.

Sep 11 13:55

Video: TSA Demands to Conduct Full Body Pat Down on Man After His Plane Already Landed

TSA agents demanded to conduct a full body pat down on a man after he had already landed and was set to leave Denver Airport in a security mix up that was caught on camera.

Sep 11 13:39

San Diego School Police Given Mine-Resistant Military Vehicle By Pentagon

The militarization of police in the US is now even extending into school police departments, as San Diego Unified School District Police are to receive a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle as part of the Federal Government’s program to hand down military equipment to domestic law enforcement.

Sep 11 13:35

Philadelphia Cop Arrested for Domestic Violence

Joseph Griffin, an eight-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, was arrested today for physically assaulting his wife.

Sep 11 13:32

Earliest Snowfall on Record in South Dakota

An early September winter storm in the Black Hills has dumped up to 8 inches of snow in the area, while Rapid City received its earliest snowfall in more than 120 years.

Sep 11 13:29

DHS Fines American – But Not Illegals – $5,000 For Crossing Border

The Department of Homeland Security has fined an American and a Canadian $5,000 each for crossing the U.S./Canada border, fines which are never assessed on thousands of illegal aliens who are detained by Border Patrol daily.

Sep 11 12:00

Former ICE Informant, Jailed In Missouri, Claims He’s Being Framed

The full extent of the US government’s complicity in those murders, via their informant Lalo and the agency he worked for, ICE, continues to be a mystery cloaked in a cover-up, according to several federal agents familiar with the case. Among them is Sandalio Gonzalez, the DEA supervisor who blew the whistle on the carnage after a DEA agent and his family were targeted for execution by the lords of the House of Death — a cell of the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes drug organization controlled by Lalo’s boss, Humberto Santillan Tabares.

Sep 11 10:53

EBOLA CASE TOLL ABOVE 4,200

Sep 11 10:38

Three-quarters of Americans want cameras in the Supreme Court as one federal Judge demonstrates why some of his colleagues don’t

The U.S. Supreme Court has long resisted efforts to allow cameras to broadcast its proceedings, despite overwhelming public support for the idea. A video of a federal court session in New York this week might shed a little light on why.

Sep 11 10:38

"Facebook messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance"

It should come as no surprise that most mobile apps run some sort of analytics on user behaviour. But in the case of Facebook, the social network’s Messenger app for iOS apparently tracks quite a bit more than most users likely realize.

Sep 11 10:38

Man Accused of "Terrorist Threats" for Posting Heavy Metal Lyrics on Facebook

Posting the lyrics of a song on Facebook could send you behind bars. That's what happened to a Kentucky man who has been jailed and accused of terrorists threats for posting the lyrics of a metal song to Facebook.

Sep 11 09:20

Seeing Through The ISIS Script...No Cigar!

By L. Reichard White

September 11, 2014

Maybe it started with The Wizard of Oz, but it’s gotten completely out of hand. First there was al-Qaeda (“The Base“), apparently a name invented by the U.S. Justice Department to link a series of attacks to Osama bin Laden. But this newest ISIS franchise, conveniently billed as “too violent for al-Qaeda,” has taken off and its popularity makes “Breaking Bad” look like a Jr. High School class play. In rural Wyoming.

But the script needs some patching.

Sep 11 09:10

Australian Man Awakes from Coma Speaking Fluent Mandarin

Ben McMahon of Melbourne, Australia, can't remember the serious car accident that left him in a coma for over a week, but what he recalled upon waking up is truly astounding.

Sep 11 09:10

Cops run over Cyclist for Biking the wrong way, then pinned him and handcuffed him as he lay dying.

Quebec police are investigating witness claims that Quebec City police pinned a cyclist to the ground and continued with their arrest, even as blood poured from his mouth after their cruiser ran him over.

Sep 11 09:09

Police rake in bonanzas from people who have committed no crime "The police can take your car and everything in it — including the cash you are transporting to buy a used truck, a fixer-upper house or equipment for your restaurant — even if you’re not gui

THE POLICE can take your car and everything in it — including the cash you are transporting to buy a used truck, a fixer-upper house or equipment for your restaurant — even if you’re not guilty of any crime. Getting your property back can take months and cost thousands. Sometimes authorities will offer to give those who complain half their money back, which makes little sense if the cash is free from association with a serious crime — or if it isn’t.

Sep 11 08:42

Police apologise after leaving plastic explosives at Sydney Airport

Australian Federal Police have apologised after leaving 230 grams of plastic explosive in an unclaimed suitcase at Sydney Airport.

The Newcastle Herald reports the explosive was discovered after the unclaimed bag was given to a woman as a replacement for her damaged bag.

The explosives were left behind after a training exercise on August 14 but discovered on Tuesday after the woman took the unclaimed bag.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Had the explosives actually gone off, no doubt Muslims would have been blamed.

Sep 11 08:28

Washington Menaces America With Its ISIS Creation

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The Washington Times in an article titled, “Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.,” makes the incredible claim that:

"The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials."

"Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that a California man was killed fighting alongside militants with the group, also known as ISIS."

Sep 11 08:23

UKIP’s Farage: ‘Scots won’t get independence from EU with Yes vote’

Farage, who described PM David Cameron as epitomizing “all that the Scottish people viscerally loathe about England,” said he “has walked straight into a long-planned ambush.” In an article for the Telegraph, Farage described the Scottish National Party as “the voice of anti-Englishness” and claimed that the “Scottish electorate has been sold ‘a pig in a poke.’”

Sep 11 08:10

BRICS creation of the New Development Bank called a landmark achievement

The creation of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) to finance infrastructure and sustainable development projects in emerging economies is a landmark achievement. Developing nations have lost faith in the current system with its strict conditions on development finance and its inability to insulate countries from financial shocks. International observers have however expressed mixed views about the creation of the bank and what it represents for the nascent multilateral BRICS bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Sep 11 08:00

BBC playing dirty tricks against Iran by spreading disinformation

“Ayatollah Khamenei has sanctioned General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force - an elite overseas unit of the Revolutionary Guards - to work with forces fighting IS, including the US,” according to the BBC, quoting “sources in Tehran.”

The BBC claim comes as US President Barack Obama this week expanded American air strikes against the terror network in western Iraq, which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).

Iran has consistently condemned ISIL for its indiscriminate brutality towards Muslims and Christians in Syria and Iraq, whom the group targets as "infidels" in its twisted Saudi-backed Wahhabi ideology. Videos showing ISIL militants massacring captives in mass graves and beheading individuals have shocked and sickened the world. Iran views the terror group as a dangerous development in the region, which is stoking sectarian conflict and destabilizing countries.

However, the Iranian authorities have flatly rejected the BBC's claims that the Islamic Republic is seeking to collaborate with Washington in order to defeat the ISIL.

Sep 11 06:11

Honolulu tells homeless to beat it: Hawaiian city bans sitting and lying down on sidewalks in Waikiki to drive rough sleepers out of tourist hubs

Homeless people in Hawaii are facing the prospect of being moved on or even arrested if they try to sit or lie down in certain parts of Hawaii after new legislation was enacted on Wednesday.

The Honolulu City Council approved a plethora of measures which they hope will lead to a decrease in the numbers of homeless people in areas that are popular with tourists.

The most notable of the measures passed includes one that prohibits sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the Waikiki area.

The new bill also prohibits urinating and defecating in public throughout the island of Oahu.

The council defended their decision to introduce the legislation as they said the tourism industry had demanded action in relation to safety and human waste concerns.

There had been some calls for a ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks throughout the island but this measure was not passed.

Sep 11 05:35

Ron Paul on 9/11 conspiracies (in chronological order)

The most comprehensive collection of Dr. Ron Paul's comments & interviews regarding 9/11 conspiracy theories. This collection of widely divergent answers is presented entirely without commentary. Truly a classic.

Sep 11 04:49

Sharp drop in number of Jews in US Congress

The number of Jewish lawmakers in the US Congress is expected to shrink even further in the upcoming mid-term elections, stirring concern in Israel and among American Jewry about declining influence in Washington.

The number of Jewish members of the House of Representatives will likely decline from a record 31 in 2009 to 19, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

The numbers dropped in part because of victories by the Tea Party wave of conservative Republicans in 2010 and retirements by veteran lawmakers elected in the 1970s and ’80s.

Sep 11 03:22

PLEASE READ: If People Were Countries.....

If People Were Countries.....
(or, how to avert nuclear war, public or private)

remember, everyone, when things get heated, to CALM DOWN.

there is a point in any conflictual communication where one feels one absolutely must raise one's (virtual) voice, lose one's cool; where not to do so is a detriment to oneself and the meaning in one's life.

soon as the emotional barbs are answered in kind, one might as well give up. 'Innocent until proven guilty' -- how one feels and where one draws the line of acceptable stretching of the truth is not as important.

-- 'to protect my honor' or to 'back up my principles' or 'to protect' others -- worse, to 'not lose face' --

these are the game changers, the seemingly unique and rare set of events that will suddenly convince a large number of people to get involved, people who steadfastly opposed getting involved up to that point.

sound familiar?

Sep 11 01:07

Ferguson Everywhere Now

Waking Times

Blood is dripping down our faces onto the stainless steel of the armored police van. The hot yellow light flickers against the angry eyes of six young black men. We are trembling in pain and rage. Our chests are heaving. We are still breathing. One man’s eyes stare into mine.

Sep 10 23:35

Serve And Protect Is Now “Search And Destroy”

Anyone who has been paying attention is aware that we have a growing domestic terrorism problem here in America. And by domestic terrorism, I mean our militarized police departments.

Sep 10 23:27

Waging War : Another despicable scheme from the political class

(Madison) After he wrote the Constitution and before he became Thomas Jefferson’s secretary of state and eventually a two-term president, he was a congressman from Virginia. When he spoke on the floor of the House, the parts of the Constitution he was most adamant about restrained the president. Chief among those restraints, in Madison’s view, was the delegation to Congress, and not to the president, of the power to wage war.

Sep 10 22:58

World Bank warns of global jobs crisis

The world is facing a global jobs crisis that is hurting the chances of reigniting economic growth and there is no magic bullet to solve the problem, the World Bank warned on Tuesday.

Sep 10 22:52

Ukraine - U.S. Meddling Dims Prospects for Peace

The Minsk Ceasefire Protocol has very little chance of succeeding. In fact, the meeting between the warring parties was not convened to stop the violence as much as it was to buy time for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to retreat and regroup.

Sep 10 22:52

Putin takes control of Russia’s defense industries and calls for new weapons

While the West holds back from applying new sanctions against Russia to see if the Ukrainian ceasefire sticks, President Vladimir Putin has rattled a few sabres in Moscow. He has personally taken command of Russia’s defense industries, and is calling for new weapons and a modernized nuclear arsenal.

Sep 10 22:49

Saudi Arabia agrees to host training of moderate Syria rebels

Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

Sep 10 22:40

US government violates international law, no right to use force in Syria

The US President says Washington will carry out airstrikes on Islamic state and arm Syrian rebels in a bid to fight the extremists. Brian Becker, from the anti-war Answer Coalition, says there is every reason to be concerned by Obama's words.

Sep 10 22:24

9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies

Growing numbers of Americans and others worldwide reject the official 9/11 myth.They do so for good reason. It’s a bald-faced lie. It’s by far the most harmful one in living memory.

The focus is on the distinction between MYTH & REALITY

and

Face to Face with Elizabeth Woodworth and 9/11 Consensus

Sep 10 20:19

UPDATE: Louis Freeh’s Curious Car Accident

A still unidentified FBI agent was one of the first people to arrive at the accident scene, according to police. He was apparently from out of state. What he was doing there is still not clear. Police believed him to be off-duty, but could not say with certainty.

Students of history will note the many instances in which FBI have shown up at sensitive accident/crash scenes with great haste—sometimes seemingly surmounting formidable obstacles, and sometimes arriving in force that would seem impossible based on actual local staffing.

Sep 10 19:04

Summarizing The President's Speech

We'll be bombing a sovereign nation (Syria).
We'll be arming terrorist groups while fighting them.
The US Economy is Great.

Sep 10 19:02

Obama's Speech to America: Stop ISIL by Funding ISIL

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As many had expected as soon as the announcement was made that Barack Obama would make a speech on September 10 regarding his strategy against ISIS, the U.S. President has confirmed that he reserves the right to engage in airstrikes inside Syria.

The President outlined a four-point strategy that would, according to him, "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS. Obama stated that, "if left unchecked, ISIS could prove a threat across the middle eastern region" and possibly the American "homeland." Obama warned that ISIS terrorists originating from the United States and Europe could return home and engage in terrorist attacks on both American and European soil.

The President also announced his desire to create a "broad coalition" to "roll back the terrorist threat."...

Sep 10 18:58

Strong Solar Storm Heading Towards Earth

Sep 10 17:59

Changing from GMO to Non-GMO Soy in Denmark: Healthier, more productive pigs, more profit, and much less birth deformities

I had read about the effects that GM feed has on rats in lab experiments (see [1] GM Soya Fed Rats: Stunted, Dead, or Sterile, SiS 33), so I decided to change the feed from GM to non-GM soy in April 2011 without telling the herdsman on the farm. Two days afterwards, he said to me: “You have changed the food.” He always notices whenever there is any problem with the feed and tells me. This time was different. Something very good was happening with the food as the pigs were not getting diarrhoea any more. The farm was saving 2/3 of the medicine or £7.88 per sow; not just my farm but three other farms in Denmark that switched from GMO to non GMO feed have also seen the same. Medication after the changeover in the weaners barn also went down dramatically by 66 %, with one type of antibiotics not being used since.

The sows have higher milk production; we can tell because the sows are suckling 1, 2 or 3 more piglets and have more live born pigs, on average 1.8 piglets more per sow. They wean 1,8 pigs more pr. litter, and have more live born pigs. We have seen a certain aggressive diarrhoea disappear altogether that affected young piglets in the first week of life, killing up to 30 % of the pigs.

Sep 10 17:57

Syria and Iraq: Why US policy is fraught with danger

In seeking to combat Isis, President Obama is becoming involved in two vicious civil wars and risks taking sides in complex sectarian and ethnic struggles

Sep 10 17:09

The Roots of ISIS

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As the United States and NATO gear up for the second attempt at drumming up popular support for airstrikes against Syria, the narrative of ISIS and justifications for invading the sovereign nation have become so convoluted in the mainstream media that a casual observer can scarcely keep track of the narrative spun by Western governments and their media mouthpieces. Unfortunately, that is part of the plan – to keep the general public so confused as to what is actually occurring overseas that, eventually, with their opinions formed for them on social media, television shows, and interspersed nightly news clips, they rely on the media to do their thinking for them. Their opinions are not their own but those of the world oligarchy.

Real men do not desire war and “average” people have nothing to gain from it.

Sep 10 17:01

Selfishness and Preparedness: Why Prepare?

In a serious collapse, there may well be a need to choose whom one would help, or not, but that is a decision that will be very personal...

Sep 10 15:44

US Chopper Squadron Invades Poland, Accidentally

No, this is not from The Onion. Bloomberg reports that six U.S. army helicopters landed in a rapeseed field in northern Poland to ask for directions after veering off course on their way back from military exercises. Locals were alarmed and explained, "we know that security is the most important thing right now... But thank God it was the Americans." We wonder how long before Sikorski proclaims this an invasion and demands NATO react...

Sep 10 15:42

Fear Of Terror Attack Soars to 9/11 High

The recent scaremongery of the plebeians is complete (most recently by NY Rep. King's CNBC appearance proclaiming "I'm not trying to scare people, but..."). In an apparent Bush deja-vu-ism, as Obama prepares the nation to accept the need for another war this evening, an NBC News/WSJ poll finds a stunning 47% of Americans believe the country is less safe now than before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Despite billions of dollars and 240,000 Department of Homeland Security staff, the level of fear across America also is up substantially from last year when 28% felt the same way. Furthermore, this is now a populist war as beheading videos and comments like "all threats are imminent threats" find more than 60% believe that taking military action against ISIS is in the nation’s interest. Mission Accomplished, military-indutrial complex.

Sep 10 15:24

I'm a Truther ~ A new video by CasaZaza

"The Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it"

It is no small measure of the sickness in our society wherein being called a "truther" is considered an insult - after all, if you are not a Truther then what are you - A Liar?

Canadians are equally passionate about seeking the TRUTH. This timely video can also be seen here: https://vimeo.com/105798985

Sep 10 15:17

Scientists: ‘Extreme’ solar storm heading to Earth

Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions.

Sep 10 15:15

E.Ukraine offensive went bad, too late for Donetsk, Lugansk 'special status'

On the 5th day of the ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine, President Poroshenko has announced moves towards a possible change of status for Lugansk and Donetsk republics.

Sep 10 15:10

The 21 Most Insane Ways Real Schools Abused Their Students

We all like to imagine that our formative years were spent in educational institutions run by brutal thought police. Mostly, however, that wasn’t the case. Our readers collected REAL horror stories of schools abusing their power...

Sep 10 14:46

Gun shop owner who resisted police snooping receives strong support

After being forced under threat of SWAT team intervention to turn over 164 customer records to the state police, a gun shop owner in New York is finding support.

Sep 10 14:45

Russia’s UN Envoy: Excluding Russia From UN Security Council Impossible

The discussion about possible exclusion of Russia from the UN Security Council is just “meaningless talks,” Russia’s Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

Sep 10 14:43

Russia's Gazprom 'limiting gas supplies to Poland'

Poland has said the volume of gas it has received so far this week from Russian gas monopoly Gazprom is down by at least 20%.

Sep 10 14:40

Texas prepares for eighth execution of the year despite questions about lethal drug

Officials in Texas intend on executing a convicted murderer on Wednesday evening this week notwithstanding arguments raised by the man’s counsel concerning the drug that will be used to kill him.

Sep 10 14:15

Number of aging Americans paying student loans soars

The rising cost of higher education is dogging Americans into retirement, with people aged 65 and older still carrying some $18.2 billion in unpaid student loans, according to a federal report released on Wednesday.

Sep 10 14:06

Feds force public schools to accept illegal children without medical screenings

The Obama administration has sent none of these children home. Instead, federal officials have chosen to set aside normal immigration practices and to allow this wave of young illegal immigrants to apply for green cards via asylum applications and to disperse across the country. -- With school now in session, these kids have enrolled in public schools nationwide.

Sep 10 14:02

IRS Under Fire for Targeting Conservatives Again … and This Time It’s a Media Outlet

The Internal Revenue Service, already under investigation for illegally targeting conservative and tea party groups, recently audited the conservative Breitbart News Network in a move that the company says was politically motivated.

Sep 10 13:53

Army Officer Barred From Wearing “Offensive” Uniform At Daughter’s High School

A 24-year U.S. Army officer was denied entry to his daughter’s high school because his uniform may “offend another student,” according to the school’s security.

Sep 10 13:47

Washington's ISIS War Drums: Do Stupid Stuff, Do It Now!

s Hillary Clinton was widely quoted as saying recently, “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

Maybe others have pointed out that this is a pretty stupid statement, but that’s far from the conventional wisdom. Think about the levels of stupidity here. Only “Great nations?” What, small nations don’t need to get their acts together? And who says the United States is a “great” nation, and in what sense is it great, and isn’t spouting a version of the American exceptionalism cliché just another way of doing stupid stuff? As organizing principles go, “Don’t do stupid stuff” is a great place to start. Then all you need to do is figure out what’s stupid and don’t do it: like not voting for war in Iraq in 2002.

Sep 10 13:45

‘HOMELAND’ TELLS RETAILERS TO WATCH CUSTOMERS

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department will be issuing new guidance to retailers this week giving them pointers on how to spot potential terrorists among their customers by looking at what they’re buying.

Sep 10 13:29

Professional Investors Are Preparing For A Stock Market Crash

David Zeiler: It looks like a growing number of professional investors are preparing for a stock market crash, as hedge fund filings for the second quarter show a spike in defensive positions.

Sep 10 13:26

ISIS AND ISRAEL ALLIES AGAINST A PALESTINIAN STATE

An image speaks a thousand words – and that is presumably what Israel’s supporters hoped for with their latest ad in the New York Times.

Two photographs are presented side by side. One, titled ISIS, is the now-iconic image of a kneeling James Foley, guarded by a black-hooded executioner, awaiting his terrible fate. The other, titled Hamas, is a scene from Gaza, where a similarly masked killer stands over two victims, who cower in fear.

Sep 10 13:24

5 Million Gmail User Accounts, Passwords Hacked

Time to change your password again. A database containing nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts and passwords was leaked on Bitcoin Security, a popular Russian website devoted to the cryptocurrency.

Sep 10 13:21

Canadian city of Calgary struggles with late summer snowfall

The Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta, home to much of the country’s oil and gas industry, suffered through a late-summer snowfall on Wednesday that snarled traffic, downed trees and cut power to dozens of neighborhoods.

Sep 10 13:15

CHICAGOLAND: Firefighters Sent Home for Refusing to Remove Patriotic Stickers

Four suburban Chicago firefighters say they were suspended after refusing to remove patriotic stickers posted on their helmets and lockers. The Maywood firefighters say they were ordered to go home for refusing to remove stickers of American flags after their fire chief implemented a ban on all stickers.

Sep 10 13:12

ISIS and Israel allies against a Palestinian state

Jonathan Cook says Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is using the fear of the jihadist group Islamic State to tarnish the reputation of the Palestinian resistance, even though the two are completely unrelated.

Sep 10 10:29

Why did San Diego Unified acquire an armored vehicle?

San Diego Unified School District recently acquired a tank.Well, it’s as big as a tank, and it’s in the garage of Morse High School.

Sep 10 10:28

Majority of Chinese Expect War with Japan by 2020

More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan, according to a recent poll.

The survey, conducted by Japanese non-governmental organisation Genron and state-run newspaper China Daily, revealed that 53.4% of Chinese people believe a conflict will happen, with many thinking it will occur "within the next five years".

Sep 10 10:28

New Law Will Require $175 Permit To Wear A Costume In Times Square.

Today Councilmember Andy King will introduce legislation that would require costumed characters in Times Square to pay a registration fee of $175, carry a photo ID, submit to a background check, and face fines for noncompliance.

Sep 10 10:06

Putin, not Ukraine, is Vexing America

It is not about Russian aggression.

It is about Putin being an independent world leader who is not bowing down to American imperial dictate.

Forget about alleged Russian aggression and land grabbing in Ukraine – the real problem for the United States is Vladimir Putin. To be more precise, the real problem is a strong, independent Russia under the leadership of President Putin, a Russia that stands up for its national rights, respect for international norms and which is not prepared to simply roll over to placate American hegemonic selfish interests...

Sep 10 10:02

The 9/11 Triple Cross

Three major thesis are in competition concerning the culprit of the 9/11 attacks:

1. Islam Job: the official conclusion of the 9/11 Commission, blaming Muslim terrorists in general, and Osama bin Laden in particular;
2. Inside Job: the dominant thesis within the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, which accuses the American government, or a faction within the American Deep State;
3. Mossad Job: the rising alternative thesis within the community of truth seekers, which claim that the masterminds were a Zionist network close to the Israeli Likud.
There are variations on each thesis and middle grounds between them, but three camps can clearly be distinguished: Acknowledging this reality, by renouncing the bipolar vision of an information warfare between official liars and 9/11 truthers, and paying attention to the debate (or absence of the debate) between Inside-jobbers and Mossad-jobbers, is the first step toward a paradigm shift in “9/11ology”.

Sep 10 09:56

Boycott Saturday Night Live!

NBC has announced that Chris Pratt will be hosting the season premiere, with [racist warmonger,] Sarah Silverman hosting the second episode.

If you are unwilling (or unable due to chronic television addiction) to boycott the whole season, at least find something else to watch when Sarah Silverman hosts the show.

Let Ticketmaster know how you feel about Maroon5 supporting a genocidal racist on national television: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Maroon-5-tickets/artist/824144

Sep 10 09:50

SALAITA BREAKS THE SILENCE ON HIS SILENCING

Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month ago.

Sep 10 09:49

10 Things To Know About BPA Exposure

Sep 10 09:40

Nuclear Conspiracies And Pacific Radiation

Richard Wilcox, PhD
Activist Post

According to a reliable source here in Tokyo, many people on the SNS (“Social Network System,” Facebook etc.) in Japan are talking about the rash of dengue fever cases whose supposed origin is in the famous "Yoyogi Park." ...

While speculation about controversial topics in the SNS sphere should be taken with a large grain of salt, there is a theory that the government has used the dengue scare to shut down Yoyogi Park in order to block what was supposed to be a “huge” September 27, anti-nuclear protest. Before you laugh and shout “conspiracy theory” (although you might be right in this case) read on....

Sep 10 09:32

Recognizing 9/11 as an evil US CRIME: an analogy

*hyperlinks live at source*

9/11 began a fraud by the US upon the world through unlawful Wars of Aggression. The crime of 9/11 as to who did what, when, where, and related facts for analysis of why is a separate, challenging, and revealing topic I defer to others (such as here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, for your consideration).

I’ll stick to the easy explanation and documentation to prove US/UK/UN unlawful Wars of Aggression after 9/11.

In this effort, analogies can help put facts into perspective; the following population analogies are mathematically accurate representing the US (United City), Afghanistan (Afghan City), Iraq (Tigris City), and Iran (Tehrangeles) as having a population of 100,000. Documentation of the facts are after the analogy.

Sep 10 08:50

Arab gold bank to be established in Damascus in 2015

Another reason to bomb Syria! Using ISIS as the pretext.

Damascus, SANA – Participants in the inaugural conference of the Arab Union for the Industry and Commerce of Jewelry and Diamond agreed to establish a bank for Arab gold in Damascus with around 6 tons of gold in deposits which will be officially launched in early 2015.

Sep 10 08:29

Ridden Hard and Put Away Dead.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Israel's attack on the USA, in conjunction with compromised and corrupt intelligence services. It was a true day of infamy and all of the terrible changes that have made life such a labor and a burden, instead of a joy, have come out of this event. In fact, the event was designed for this very purpose. For some reason, they haven't managed to create their desired police state, or their dream module, an American gulag similar to what they did in Russia when they killed tens of millions of Russian Christians. Then...typical of their relentless disinfo campaign upon those they consider lower life forms, they turned that truth around and into a loathsome charade about saving the poor Russian Jew. Until people wake up they are going to be the perpetual victims of this professional victim industry. I choose not to live in ignorance. I choose to accept the responsibility of knowing, when it is possible to know.

Sep 10 07:59

Does Obama Plan To Announce Bombing Of Syria On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 draws closer so does the possibility that the United States and NATO will finally be able to realize their dream of direct airstrikes against the secular government of Bashar Al-Assad’s Syria.

After years of propaganda alleging Assad’s “brutality against his own people” and a recent volley of “ISIS is under the bed”-style hype, complete with beheadings, forced starvations, and other savagery, the American people remain utterly befuddled regarding the true nature of events taking place inside Syria, Iraq, and virtually every other country in the world, including their own. As a result, the buildup to a Western bombing campaign against Syria, while rejected by the general public only a year ago, will now likely move full steam ahead with the tacit support of the population.

Sep 10 07:53

Philadelphia expected to decriminalize marijuana

City mayor Michael Nutter announced today that he will sign municipal legislation into law decriminalizing marijuana possession penalties.

Sep 10 07:41

Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'

Joan Rivers Funeral: Howard Stern Delivers Eulogy at Star-Studded Service
http://www.thewrap.com/joan-rivers-funeral-howard-stern-delivers-eulog...

Sep 10 07:25

NATO intends to prohibit Russia’s and China’s Development

The glitzy NATO summit in Newport has not publicly announced major decisions but it is likely that they were taken in secret. To prevent Russia and China - but also India - from continuing their development, NATO can count on Terrorism from the Islamic Emirate which it pretends to condemn and fight.

Moreover, contrary to its name, NATO is not an alliance of equals, but a subjugation of partner armies by the United States and the United Kingdom. Indeed, all member armies of this supposed "alliance" are under the command of a single US officer who is also commander of American forces in Europe-while the secret service of NATO, the "Gladio", under the joint authority of Washington and London, ensures that the anti-imperialists never come to power in the other Member States [2]. To do this, NATO has not skimped on political killings, nor even coups (in France [3], Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey).

Sep 10 07:12

Ferguson put the criminal justice system on trial

The funeral is over. The protests have subsided. The lax and listless wheels of justice in Ferguson, Missouri are beginning to turn.

A St. Louis County grand jury recently convened to consider whether to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.

Sep 10 07:04

They’re coming for your money

Sep 10 06:42

Water Wars: What It Will Be Like When Your Tap Runs Dry

As the Western United States faces the prospect of suffering through a decades spanning drought, we can only guess as to what that may entail for the average person. While this sort of thing used to be considered unthinkable in the United States, recent news has given us a tiny glimpse of what the future may hold.

We've seen for the first time, residents of California, Ohio, and Detroit lose access to their clean water supply. As our infrastructure crumbles, and weather conditions worsen, many of us can expect to see water scarcity become a part of every day life. If this problem continues to escalate, it could quickly turn our standard of living upside down. If it spreads to the urban cores of our nation, things could get pretty ugly in a very short order.

Sep 10 06:01

Local dental clinics accused of using refugee children for Medicaid fraud

ATLANTA —

Both federal investigators and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office are investigating several local dentists’ clinics for alleging billing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent Medicaid bills.

As employees poured out of Care Dental on Buford Highway in Doraville Tuesday, workers sped off to avoid Channel 2’s camera and questions.

According to a civil forfeiture complaint, the Care Dental clinics, with locations in the metro area, are under investigation for Medicaid fraud. Locations include “Care Dental Clinics” in Doraville and Duluth.

“There are victims everywhere. There are the children that got dental care that their parents didn’t consent to that, certainly the taxpayers were victimized,” said Marlan Wilbanks, who is an attorney specializing in Medicaid fraud.

Sep 10 05:24

ALERT: 6.5 quake strikes off Indonesia

Sep 10 04:11

Salaita speaks publicly for the first time since firing (for his pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel tweets)

In recent statements, Chancellor Wise and the Board of Trustees said that the University Administration found the tone of my tweets “uncivil” and raised questions about my ability to inhabit the University environment. This is a perilous standard that risks eviscerating the principle of academic freedom. My comments were not made in a classroom or on campus; they were made through my personal Twitter account. The University’s policing and judgment of those messages places any faculty member at risk of termination if University administrators deem the tone or content of his or her speech “uncivil” without regard to the forum or medium in which the speech is made. This is a highly subjective and sprawling standard that can be used to attack faculty who espouse unpopular or unconventional ideas.

Even more troubling are the documented revelations that the decision to terminate me is a result of pressure from wealthy donors – individuals who expressly dislike my political views. As the Center for Constitutional Rights and other groups have been tracking, this is part of a nationwide, concerted effort by wealthy and well-organized groups to attack pro-Palestinian students and faculty and silence their speech.

Sep 10 03:27

Media Attacks Directed against the Critics of Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Agriculture

Europeans seek GMO-related horror stories to justify our beliefs or “phobias,” according to Shahane. He argues that no other story does the job as well as the tale of poor Indians driven to suicide by the “evil Monsanto corporation.” Our irrational fear of GMOs is given added impetus by the scaremongering, anti-capitalist, anti-science stance of Vandana Shiva.
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Europeans do not need to listen to Vandana Shiva to be aware that GMOs constitute a systemic health risk to entire populations. We do not need shock-horror tales of mass suicide to fuel genuine concerns.

Shahane’s article lacks credibility on many levels, one of which is foolishly resorting to the claim that Europeans exhibit a phobia over GMOs. He might like to acquaint himself with what Europe’s approach to GMOs is based on: the precautionary principle. This implies there is a good chance that GMOs may pose widespread harm to the entire population if released for public consumption [1]. There is enough evidence to suggest that this could be the case [2,3,4]. As the risk is systemic, adequate testing should thus be carried out before GMOs are sanctioned.

Sep 09 21:58

Sotloff was sold to ISIL by ‘moderate’ Syrian militants according to family spokesman

Beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was sold to the ISIL terrorist group by the US-backed “moderate Syrian rebels”, according to Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi.

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