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May 13 08:15

Here It Comes: Denmark Moving to a Totally Cashless Society

Can you imagine living in a world where your every economic move is tracked and traced and completely reliant on computers?

Headlines today are declaring that not just a few, but millions of smart grid devices are open to cyberattacks, and that smart grid security is basically a joke. Bitcoin seems like a good idea on the surface, but there are too many instances where accounts get hacked, money gets stolen, or worse, people get scammed out of millions. Why?

Because it's all online... it is intangible. You can't physically hold it in your hand, therefore, you can't physically protect it.

Not that fiat currency is so much better, but this is going to be so much worse.

May 13 08:15

US Army veteran arrested after saving distressed dog from hot car

What some may regard as a noble or even heroic action landed an Iraq war veteran in jail. Michael Hammons was arrested in Georgia and charged with criminal trespassing after breaking the glass of a hot car to free a panting pet.

May 13 08:09

US prison system, absolute scandal: Kevin Barrett

Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, an editor of Veterans Today in Madison, to discuss a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which said prisoners with mental disabilities across the United States experience unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force by prison staff.

The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

May 13 07:34

6 Dead, Over 140 Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails, Rolls on Side in Philadelphia

At least six people were killed and over 140 people hurt after an Amtrak train, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, derailed and rolled onto its side in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials.

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"ISIS did it! ISIS made the driver go fast! Honest!" -- Rita Cats

May 13 07:28

Mentally ill inmates abused in 5,000 US detention centers

Human Rights Watch has issued a report stating that mentally ill prisoners are being abused in detention facilities across the US, and that these practices are happening in over 5,000 facilities.

The activist group says inmates are being subjected to unnecessary and excessive use of force, and the problem is widespread.

May 13 07:25

Breaking News - "Vatican recognizes 'Palestinian state'"

The Vatican has officially recognized the “state of Palestine” in a new treaty.

May 13 06:54

Five dead, at least 50 injured after US train derails

A US passenger train with more than 200 passengers on board has derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, killing at least five people and injuring more than 50 others.

May 13 06:32

60 Plus Israeli Soldiers Tell The Truth About Israel’s War Crimes In Gaza

A new report based on the testimonies of more than 60 Israeli soldiers is making its way around the web. It outlines how the massive civilian death toll from last summer’s Israeli assault on Gaza resulted from “a policy of indiscriminate fire.” The group of soldiers have come together to express that what happened in Gaza, and what continues to happen, is a “broad ethical failure” that “comes from the top of the chain of command.” During the 50 days of the assault last summer, more than 2,100 Palestinians in Gaza were killed, the majority of which were civilians, including more than 500 children.

Below is a video of the testimonies from the soldiers that speak to former Israeli paratrooper Avner Gvaryahu, director of public outreach at Breaking the Silence.

May 13 06:16

Congress Unites to Demand Answers on Deadly Incompetence of FBI

With all of its shortcomings, at least the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has achieved one thing: In a harshly divided Congress, its astonishing ineptitude—or worse—has managed to unite Republicans and Democrats. This ineptitude may have literally sent innocent people to their deaths.

In a strongly worded letter, the GOP chairman and the ranking Democrat of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform demanded answers from FBI Director James Comey regarding the recent revelations that the Bureau’s forensic “experts” made erroneous statements in an unfathomable 95% of trials involving microscopic hair analysis.

May 13 06:16

M270 rocket launchers spotted in Texas amid Walmart Jade Helm military buildup?

Over the last two months speculation about Jade Helm 2015 has reached a fevered pitch. Almost everyday new footage of some sort of military buildup across the country is released.

May 13 06:07

Document: Jade Helm Commander Plans to “Operationalize The CONUS Base”

Special Ops Command seeks to “Operationalize” the homeland; “…informationally aware, smartphone?enabled urban populations and their satisfaction—or lack of satisfaction—with local, regional, and even global conditions…” presents challenge to military. Is Jade Helm part of the plan to “Operationalize the CONUS base”?

May 13 06:01

6 dead, at least 146 injured after disastrous Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia

A train has derailed in Philadelphia with over 200 passengers on board. The number of dead has reached 6, with at least 150 people injured in this horrific Amtrak train derailment

May 13 04:57

Anti-Gun Politician Fires Shotgun At Ex-Wife In Domestic Argument

Michigan State Senator Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) is in police custody after firing a gun during a domestic argument with his ex-wife. Police responded to a domestic dispute at Smith’s home in Detroit at 1 AM on Sunday morning. Witnesses reported that Smith fired multiple rounds from a shotgun toward his ex-wife’s car, a 2015 Mercedes Benz.

May 13 03:10

Nazi "accountant of Auschwitz" heads to trial in Germany

One of the black-uniformed men on the ramp was likely SS guard Oskar Groening. Today 93, he goes on trial Tuesday in a state court in the northern city of Lueneburg on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. Two of those deaths were Bohm's parents, who are believed to have been killed in the gas chambers immediately upon arrival in Auschwitz.
Note: Please examine the photo of children who were supposed to be gassed as soon as they got there and the fitting of their clothes.

May 13 03:03

Scott Walker to meet with Netanyahu during Israel trip

"Really, for us though, we wanted to make it an educational focus, not just a media trip," Walker said.

The Republican Jewish Coalition, the group backed by GOP billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson, is footing part of the bill for the trip, while Walker's political group, Our American Revival, is paying the rest. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks tweeted Sunday that the governor visited the Western Wall and met with an Israeli human rights activist.
Note: Will he visit Gaza...not a chance!

May 13 02:48

‘Pants On Fire’: Analysis Shows 60% Of Fox News ‘Facts’ Are Really Lies

MINNEAPOLIS — Analysis of Fox News suggests that the TV news network is a leader in lying to the American public, beating out CNN and MSNBC for the amount of falsehoods broadcasted.

The analysis comes from Punditfact, a partnership between the Tampa Bay Times and Politifact.com, which maintains scorecards on the accuracy of major TV news networks. As of January, about 60 percent of facts reported by Fox News were false.

May 13 02:42

ICC urges Israel to give material for preliminary Gaza probe

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Israel Tuesday that if it doesn't provide reliable information for her preliminary probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories she may be forced to decide whether to launch a full-scale investigation based on Palestinian allegations.
Note: Israel needs more time to falsify and lie.

May 13 02:39

Orderly and Humane? Second World War

The belief in its goodness is in fact ludicrous. Our main ally (rejected at the beginning with lofty scorn, embraced later with desperate, insincere enthusiasm) was one of the most murderous tyrants in human history, whose slave empire we helped him to extend and consolidate, and to whom we afterwards handed thousands of victims, to whom we owed at least a life, though we knew he would murder them.

Our purpose in joining the war was not only not achieved, but the country whose independence we claimed to be ‘saving’ sank under successive waves of horror, cruelty, lawlessness, murder and despotism, to emerge 60 years later and many miles from where it had been when we ‘rescued’ it.

May 13 02:34

Read email exchange between CBC's Neil Macdonald and Public Safety Canada

The public safety minister's office responded Monday to a CBC News story about what Canada's "zero tolerance" policy toward those who boycott Israel could entail by calling it "inaccurate and ridiculous."

The story, by CBC's Neil Macdonald, referred to a speech at the United Nations by Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney in which he said Canada would take a "zero tolerance" stance against groups that promote boycotts against Israel. In the speech, Blaney also conflated boycotts with anti-Semitic hate speech.

May 13 02:33

Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters

The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.
Such a move could target a range of civil society organizations, from the United Church of Canada and the Canadian Quakers to campus protest groups and labour unions.
If carried out, it would be a remarkably aggressive tactic, and another measure of the Conservative government's lockstep support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Note: Israel also totally controls Canada as it does the U.S.

May 12 21:52

The Nakba: Israel’s Catastrophe

The Palestinian Nakba is a catastrophe for the Jewish colonists and their descendants: it transformed the once decent surviving victims of European antisemitism and the Holocaust into terrorists, killers, thieves, racists, and liars – into the mirror image of their persecutors. And the same perverted brush tainted the UN and Western governments as collaborators of the sickest and most sadistic society in the world.

May 12 20:35

The Anti-Arab Zionized Ruling Al Saud

The Saudi ruling family follows an anti-Arab, anti-Muslim, pro-Zionist, terror-sponsored, tyrannical, suppressive, ruthless, authoritarian, and treacherous absolute monarchy. The Saudi monarchy was established on betrayal, chauvinism, elitism, and discrimination

May 12 19:30

Breaking: Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

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At least 50 people were hurt after an Amtrak train derailed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia

May 12 17:58

America’s Nuclear Arsenal Is Extremely Vulnerable

In an interview with Epoch Times, Richard Fisher, member of the International Assessment and Strategy Center think tank, revealed how vulnerable America’s nuclear arsenal is to our enemies. The crux of the problem, is that our ICBM’s haven’t moved since the end of the cold war. There were plans to create mobile systems that could better disguise our nukes, which were ignored as we tried to reduce our arsenal. As of now, the locations of most of our silos can be identified on Google Maps.

May 12 17:53

Regulation and Red Tape Cost Us $1.88 Trillion per Year

American’s frequently complain about the amount of income taxes they have to pay every year, and understandably so. Income taxes average between 20-30% for most middle and upper-class Americans. However, US citizens hardly pay the most when compared to the rest of the world. Belgium, for instance, has the highest income tax rate for average wage earners, at 42.8%.

But where these statistics get tricky, is when it comes to hidden taxes. The one’s that don’t show up on your tax form. For that, United States takes the cake, or is at least paying more than most countries. A new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute found that Americans are collectively paying $1.88 trillion due to federal regulations. When a new regulation is enforced on a particular industry, those costs are passed down to the consumer, so the things we buy and the services we use have a hidden tax that doesn’t show up on the price tag.

May 12 13:17

DA: No charges in Robinson shooting

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says there will not be criminal charges brought against the Madison police officer who killed Tony Robinson.

May 12 13:11

Two Major Psy Ops Documents You Must Read

The Amerikan and global populace have no conception of the level of advanced, high-tech psychological operations they are under. The field of psy ops, which used to be a tool of governments and military strategists against rival nations has now been turned upon the masses by the emerging global government.

These psychological operations are being used on you.

May 12 12:36

PSYCHOPATHS, 9/11 AND EVERLASTING WAR

The lie of 9/11 has provided the pretext for the most terrible wars on the Muslim peoples in defiance of the Nuremberg Protocols and the UN Charter.

Unless that lie is laid bare by truth, 9/11 will be seen as the crucible from which World War Three erupted. There will be no way back from the smoking ruins for those unfortunate enough who survive. The images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are there to warn us.

I cannot recall when I became certain that 19 Muslims with box cutters were NOT responsible for these events.

May 12 12:28

Media obfuscation and the Khadr controversy

The story of Omar Khadr unveils the sickening depravity of the Western/Zionist/Neocon warmongers and their bought-and-paid-for presstitutes.

For just shy of a decade, the Americans tortured the Canadian-born Khadr in the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp before relinquishing him to Canada where he has been held in Canadian jails since 2012.

Upon his release on bail on May 7, Canadian neocons began screeching from the hilltops about the ‘travesty’ of temporarily freeing a ‘convicted terrorist.’ Meanwhile, the neo-liberal crypto-militarists who occupy Canada’s mainstream media engaged in stereotypical faux debates consisting of highly constrained babble about the ‘rights and wrongs’ of the treatment of Khadr by the Canadian and American governments.

The issue is never framed properly and is in fact intentionally obfuscated.

May 12 12:02

U.S. Marine Helicopter Supporting Earthquake Relief Missing in Nepal

A U.S. Marine helicopter supporting earthquake relief in Nepal was declared missing Tuesday with eight people on board, a military spokesman said.

The UH-1Y Huey with two Nepalese soldiers and six U.S. Marines on board disappeared over Charikot, Nepal, at about 10 p.m. local time (12:15 p.m. ET), said U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Army Maj. Dave Eastburn.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said the U.S. military is hopeful that the missing helicopter landed and is out of communication. A military official told NBC News there is "no indication that there was a crash" but "it is dark," so they could not immediately confirm that.

May 12 11:47

?Blazing bus blows up on Massachusetts highway, meters from traffic flow (VIDEO)

A blast has shattered a regional bus engulfed in flames on the roadside of a Massachusetts highway. However no one was hurt thanks to the driver, who was able to get all the passengers off the vehicle.

May 12 10:36

Younger Americans have a much better view of socialism, and worse view of capitalism, than their elders

Bernie Sanders, a Senator for Vermont and currently the only declared challenger to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is the only member of Congress to describe himself as a socialist. For much of the Cold War socialism evoked images of military parades in Moscow's Red Square, but for Sanders, and many of America's self-declared socialists, their aim isn't to bring revolution to America but to make America more like Sweden and Norway.

May 12 10:36

"We tell them 'Let us inspect your car or you'll go to jail, and we'll still inspect your car.'" LAPD Cracking Down On Car Modifications To Curb Street Racing

The sporty little car with the red paint and racing stickers was caught.

Parked beside a Granada Hills road and its handcuffed driver, the Toyota Supra sat with its big modified exhaust hanging just above the ground, like a dog with its tail between its legs.

"Remember me?" Officer Will Durr said to the driver — an embarrassed college student he'd pulled over days before in the same illegally modified car.

May 12 10:09

Story Unravels: NBC News Confirms Obama Lied About Bin Laden Raid: Sources Include High Level U.S. Intelligence Officers

The Obama administration has spent the last 24 hours working to discredit the story. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said the report from Hersh was “largely a fabrication” with “too many inaccuracies.” The White House says the Hersh’s investigation is riddled with inaccuracies.

But according to NBC News, which has reportedly been conducting their own investigation for the last several years, Hersh’s claims aren’t that inaccurate after all

May 12 09:59

3 people injured in shooting near California university

Three people have been shot and injured in a shooting incident near a university campus in the US western state of California, authorities say.

May 12 09:52

7 things that are not like the Holocaust

"It was wrong to make an analogy with Auschwitz. I sincerely apologize," Romson, a politician with Sweden's Green Party, told local reporters. "When I thought of the terrible situation going on in the Mediterranean, I was so angry that so many people have died. The situation still cannot be compared with what happened in Nazi Germany."
Note: The holocau$t (legend) is the worse thing that has ever happened or will happen in the universe and nothing is to be compared or questioned!! Had enough yet.

May 12 09:45

Chris Christie Spent $82,000 of State Money on Snacks at NFL Games

Everybody knows Chris Christie loves football, but nobody knew just how much he loves to snack during games.
According to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis, the New Jersey governor spent $300,000 of his $360,000 state allowance over five years to buy food, alcohol and desserts, including $82,594 of taxpayer money on concessions at MetLife Stadium.

May 12 09:44

Republicans Try To Strip Predatory Lending Protections For American Troops, Again

House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after a similarGOP effort failed.

May 12 08:56

Wave of Baltimore shootings, killings continues

The increase in violence that has followed the death of Freddie Gray continued through the weekend, with four homicides reported since Saturday, according to Baltimore police.

May 12 08:30

Picasso sets $179 million auction record in New York

A Picasso masterpiece and a Giacometti statue smashed world records Monday for the most expensive art sold at auction, fetching more than $179 million and $141 million respectively in New York.
Pablo Picasso oil painting, "The Women of Algiers (Version 0)," sold for $179,365,000 after 11 and a half minutes of furious bidding from four to five prospective buyers at Christie`s, where two auction rooms were packed.

May 12 08:10

Domestic war machine: Look at all this armor the government is moving for Jade Helm military exercises

There’s been a lot of concern over the upcoming Jade Helm exercises taking place in several U.S. states this summer. The operation to “master the human domain,” as the military refers to it, is such a significant event that Governor Greg Abbott promised Texans he’d have the State Guard on stand-by to ensure the Federal government wouldn’t use the purported training operation to

May 12 08:07

Are ISIS terrorists planning a #LondonAttack?

In a stunning display, terrorists apparently affiliated with ISIS have openly tweeted a series of threats against the city of London.

May 12 08:01

Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day

A Central California woman claims she was fired after uninstalling an app that her employer required her to run constantly on her company issued iPhone—an app that tracked her every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

May 12 07:37

Jade Helm: Military microwave weapons or satellite transceivers? – You decide

(INTELLIHUB) — As fears continue to rise in the lead up to Jade Helm, new footage is causing an uproar after a YouTube video and report claimed to show a military convoy carrying microwave weapons.

May 12 07:28

Grandmother Who Made 9 Year Old Girl Run To Death Is Sentenced To Life Without Parole

A woman who forced her nine-year-old granddaughter to run until she collapsed and died has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty for Joyce Hardin Garrard, who made Savannah Hardin sprint outside her home for hours as punishment for lying about eating chocolate.

May 12 07:26

Wyden: If Senate tries to renew NSA spying authority, I’ll filibuster

The National Security Agency's authority to collect US phone data en masse is set to expire at the end of this month, and key votes on the program in both houses of Congress are expected to come up this week. But if the bill that reaches the Senate floor is Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell'sstraight renewal of the program and doesn't include any reforms, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has said he'll filibuster it.

May 12 04:14

Confirmed: Military vehicles are being shipped to a closed Texas Walmart ahead of Jade Helm (Photos)

Pictures sent to Intellihub by a reader reveal that military vehicles, Humvees, are indeed being shipped to the recently closed Walmart store, via 18 wheeler

May 11 22:01

The Greek Endgame: Time to Choose between Default and Defeat

The three institutions on which the Greek state currently depends for its fiscal survival are all adamant to force the left-led government into submission. The reasons for this are overtly political: Eurozone governments are loathe to allow Syriza to set a successful example of debtor defiance, lest anti-austerity movements elsewhere in the Eurozone periphery be emboldened to make similar demands.

May 11 21:56

Amid TPP Fight, El Salvador Mining Case Shows Danger of Corporate Tribunals

OceanaGold, which purchased the Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining in 2013, is suing El Salvador—the most water-stressed country in the region—for an amount equivalent to 5 percent of its gross domestic product for refusing to grant it a permit to put a gold mine into operation.

May 11 21:53

German Firestorm Rises about Angela Merkel’s Lies

Starting on Friday May 8, some German news media have been reporting on the release of previously secret emails from the office of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. These emails make clear that when her underlings have said, ever since 2013, that the U.S. has promised to stop tapping the phones and other communications of Germans and even of the German Chancellor herself, no such promise had actually been received from anyone in the U.S. Administration of President Barack Obama. Instead, this claim from the Chancellor’s office was being made simply in order for her to be able to win the 22 September 2013 parliamentary elections. It was contrary to fact. And it still is.

May 11 21:48

The Color Revolution in Macedonia Is Underway

The diabolical plan to destabilize Macedonia by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, the U.S. ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily, and Macedonian "social democratic" opposition leaders Zoran Zaev and Branko Crvenkovski – who could be called the "Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Petro Poroshenko of Macedonia" – has entered a critical phase with members of the supposedly disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) increasing their terrorist border incursions on Macedonian territory from Kosovo.

May 11 20:44

Don’t Worry, Texas Governor Says Jade Helm Isn’t About a Government Takeover

How is it normal and just accepted for our now standing army to infiltrate and try to blend in with domestic civilian populations? Because Main Street America just looks so much like the foreign battlefields in other countries across the world that these training drills are supposedly for in the first place, right?

But, again, the governor talked to some unnamed members of the military at multiple levels and it’s all “going to work out just fine.”

Whom it would work out “just fine” for, by the way, the governor did not specify.

May 11 18:29

Police Wouldn’t Do It, So Kidnap Victim’s Family Kicked Down Door and Killed Abductor

The police simply weren’t moving fast enough for a man looking for his abducted cousin. In spite of the fact that officers had been called, they were not taking the kidnapping seriously enough for the family of the victim. That’s when they decided to find her themselves. That’s why the victim’s cousin kicked in the back door of an abandoned house where his kidnapped relative had been taken and shot and killed her kidnapper, according to law enforcement representatives in Louisiana.

May 11 18:27

CIA Agent who leaked confidential info to the New York Times and sentenced to 42 months argued he should be give then same leniency shown to former Gen. David Petraeu who disclosed classified information to his mistress and got no jail time.

Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent convicted of sharing classified information with a New York Times reporter, was sentenced today to three and a half years in prison, a significantly shorter term than had been expected.

May 11 18:26

Man takes his first selfie. Random mom thinks he aimed camera at her kids, posts his photo online, calls him a "creep," it goes viral.

A Melbourne mother, mistakenly believing that a guy was photographing her kids in a shopping centre, snapped a photo of him as he was "taking off" (also known as simply leaving a Target store).

May 11 15:58

Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized

The latest vaccine tragedy to strike has killed two babies in Mexico and sent 37 more to the hospital with serious reactions to toxic vaccine additives.

“…14 children are in serious condition, 22 are stable and one is in critical condition,” the Chiapas Health Secretariat said in a statement via Latino.FoxNews.com.

May 11 14:24

Judicial Watch Files Seven New FOIA Lawsuits against State Department to Force Release of Clinton Emails, Other Secret Email Records

Judicial Watch announced that it has filed seven Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the State Department in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to obtain the release of documents about the Clinton email scandal, including emails of her top aide Huma Abedin and records about the Benghazi and Clinton Foundation scandals. JW filed one of the lawsuits yesterday and six today. Last week, Judicial Watch also filed a lawsuit for records on Hillary Clinton’s use of an iPad and iPhone.

May 11 13:18

Ex-Police Chief Caught Stealing $60,000 From Christmas Toy Fund For Needy Children

The trial of a former western Massachusetts police chief who prosecutors say stole thousands of dollars from a Christmas toy fund is slated to begin next week.

The Springfield Republican reports former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis was indicted in 2013 following allegations he pocketed about $60,000 from the police-sponsored LaLiberte Toy Fund over five years. His trial is scheduled to start May 18.

May 11 13:16

“It’s time for Palestine,” says Abbas as corruption runs out of control

Stuart Littlewood says the political incompetence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas – whose mandate expired six years ago – as shown in his inept dealings with Israel, is matched only by his catalogue of maladministration and malfeasance.

May 11 12:20

Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak Joins Board of Biometrics Firm

By Brandon Turbeville

Former Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak has added another accomplishment to his bloody résumé now that he has accepted a new position with startup biometrics firm, FST Biometrics.

Barak recently joined the board of FST after the company received a $15 million investment from GMF Capital, which is headed by Gary Fegel, a well-known Swiss investor. Barak will now serve as FST’s representative to GMF Capital on GMF’s board...

May 11 12:09

George Zimmerman wounded in Lake Mary shooting incident

Channel 9 has learned that George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident Monday afternoon in Seminole County on Lake Mary Boulevard.

Authorities initially said Zimmerman was shot in the face, but sources have told Channel 9 the injuries may have been from shattered glass. Authorities said the injuries appear to be minor.

Police towed Zimmerman's truck, which appears to have a bullet hole in the passenger-side window, to the Lake Mary Police Department.

May 11 11:40

Police Have Officially Killed 400 People in 2015, A New Grieving Family Every Seven and a Half Hours

As of May 5, 2015, the police in the United States of America have killed 401 people that we know of.

May 11 11:08

Nuland attempts Kiev Version 2.0 in Skopje Part of channel(s): Ukraine (current event)

Nuland attempts Kiev Version 2.0 in Skopje

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May 11 11:00

The Prison Gates Swing Open for US Peace Activists

Kathy Kelly is just out of prison, where she’d been sent for nonviolently opposing drone murders.

An appeals court has just overturned convictions for Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Gregory Boertje-Obed, imprisoned for entering and protesting a nuclear weapons site at Oak Ridge, Tenn., three years ago. Resentencing on lesser charges, and quite possibly immediate release, is expected.

Amazingly, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the government failed to prove that the activists intended to “injure the national defense.” (Maybe Venezuela, accused by President Obama of being a threat to the same, should appeal to the Sixth Circuit!)

The U.S. government has just dropped charges against eight members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance who nonviolently protested the U.S. military’s environmental destruction with a march from the EPA to the Pentagon this past Earth Day.

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These are small wins, in the battle for peace and justice, but they are wins.

May 11 10:54

NATO Puppets Plan to Invade Syria … Soon

Reports are now filtering in that preparations for a direct military assault on Syria are being made by Turkey in concert with the Saudis and Qataris. These reports are suggesting that the military offensive will take place within the next few days. Some reports speculate that such action could take place further down the road in late June.

At this moment, Turkish forces are reportedly gathering at the nation’s southern border and Syria’s northern border in a fashion that can signify little except the posturing for military action.

While this article is in no way attempting to make predictions regarding possible military action, to provide dates, or even the hint that these possible attacks will definitively take place, the stage has clearly been set for some time for us to contemplate the possibility of such an attack.

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My best guess on the timing of such an invasion is that it will be engineered to happen sooner rather than later, in order to "persuade" Iran to go for the current P5+1 agreement, in light of the fact that the current Syrian government will most likely have been dissolved by that point. As happened in Libyan, we may well see Al-Assad assassinated outright, or cooling his heels in jail, waiting for a kangaroo court to convict and sentence him.

But in either scenario, he will have been "neutralized" in terms of being able to help Iran militarily, should it not decide to go with the P%+1 deal (IF the US Congress doesn't outright scotch the deal themselves.)

May 11 10:28

AN OPEN LETTER TO PAMELA GELLER (ASSUMING SHE CAN READ)

Seeing as she enjoys cartoons so much, this is done in a style she can easily identify with …. but one where lives are not at risk (which she also enjoys).

May 11 10:26

Clinton Foundation donors a who’s who of the world’s most evil corporations

If you’re “Ready for Hillary” in 2016, you might as well just admit that you’re ready for more evil because nearly every top donor to Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea’s Clinton Foundation, which is driving Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, is a multinational corporation or other organization pushing for more centralized control over food, medicine, energy and/or finance.

May 11 10:26

The grass IS greener in Hollywood: Aerial photos expose how stars like Kim K, J.Lo and Streisand are wasting water to keep their gardens lush despite state's worst drought in history

California is currently in the fourth year of its worst drought in history, but the rich and famous residents of Los Angeles are still keeping up with the Kardashians when it comes to their over-the-top landscaping.

Residents across California have been demolishing pools, cutting back on showers and letting their lawns turn brown after experts estimated that there will be less than a year's worth of drinking water left in the state's reservoirs by the end of 2015.

But for the residents of Los Angeles' wealthy enclaves, a $100 fine for wasting water is chump change and a fee they are apparently glad to pay in order to maintain their almost fluorescent green lawns.

Photographer John Chapple recently went out in a helicopter to photograph these private oasis and found the mega-mansions owned by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and heiress Petra Stunt to be among the worst.

May 11 09:43

War Threat Rises As Economy Declines — Paul Craig Roberts,

On the foreign policy front, the hubris and arrogance of America’s self-image as the “exceptional, indispensable” country with hegemonic rights over other countries means that the world is primed for war. Neither Russia nor China will accept the vassalage status accepted by the UK, Germany, France and the rest of Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. The Wolfowitz Doctrine makes it clear that the price of world peace is the world’s acceptance of Washington’s hegemony.

Therefore, unless the dollar and with it US power collapses or Europe finds the courage to break with Washington and to pursue an independent foreign policy, saying good-bye to NATO, nuclear war is our likely future.

May 11 09:38

How prisons have become a cash cow for the rich

And it’s not just the phone companies that are getting rich off prisoners’ phone calls.

Thanks to so-called “commissions” that can account for as much as 94 percent of the cost of a call, prison phone contracts have become a major source of revenue for state and local governments all across the country.

These glorified kickbacks have also become a source of revenue for prisons themselves, and they use them to pay for the health care and food services they’re already constitutionally required to provide.

In other words, like pretty much every other case of privatization over the past few decades, the rise of private prison phone contracts has nothing to do with “efficiency” or “improving services” and has everything do with making a quick buck for some crony capitalist with a bunch of Republican friends in Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The privatization of prisons in this country has guaranteed an horrific rise in recidivism (re-offending, going back to prison), which means that the private prisons have become great investment opportunities (for people with the morals of a trout, that is).

Sweden is CLOSING many of its prisons, and why?!? Because the total focus of prison time is rehabilitation, rather than punishment, and reintegration with society when the prisoner is released.

It is a sane, and compassionate model, which is why it is completely ignored by the penal system here in the US.

May 11 09:28

CRIMINOLOGIST LIKENS BILL AND HILLARY TO “ORDINARY CRIMINALS”

Only one Clinton is running for president, but they are to an almost indescribable extent inseparable. Although Hillary is projecting her own personage and politics in her campaign rhetoric, the two are nevertheless so utterly conjoined in people’s eyes that it is virtually impossible for the good and bad actions of one not to reflect well or not well on the other. We know they are in cahoots. Their moral identity management operations must, therefore, concentrate on the Clinton brand as a whole.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's call these people what they really are: industrial-strength sociopaths in pursuit of money and power, by any means necessary, with utterly no moral regard for who gets thrown under the bus, and literally maimed or killed for life in the process.

May 11 09:27

Will Austerity Be the Straw that Breaks the EU AND the UK?

Very much like the Greeks, the Scots unambiguously voted down austerity. And in very much the same fashion, they face an entity that claims to be more powerful and insists on forcing more austerity down their throats anyway. It seems inevitable that at some point these larger entities will start to crack and break down into smaller pieces. As empires always do. Now, the EU was of course never an empire, there’s just tons of bureaucrats dreaming of that, and Britain is a long-decayed empire.

Larger entities like empires are more powerful only for a limited period of time, for as long as the center can make the periphery benefit; once the center starts feeding off the periphery, the endgame starts. This can take a while, but it will happen, it’s a law of nature. When periphery regions figure out they have nothing to lose by splitting off, they will elect to stand on their own two feet and be their own boss.

And it’s not as if either Scotland or Greece lack a history of fighting for their independence. Just a reminder.

May 11 09:26

CHINA LAUNCHES ‘MYSTERY OBJECT’ INTO SPACE

In what could ring alarm bells for the Indian security establishment, a report of the United States Department of Defence (DoD), has warned about China “destructive” space programme of stalling or destroying satellites of other countries and how its nuclear-powered submarines now make forays into the Indian Ocean. Released on May 8, the DoD’s annual report to the US Congress on ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2015’ talks about a mystery ‘object’ that Beijing had launched in space on a ballistic trajectory with a peak altitude above 30,000 km.

May 11 09:22

DHS LATEST ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC IN FEAR, CLAIM LONE-WOLF ATTACKS COULD HAPPEN ANY DAY NOW

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday that the United States is facing a new era in which a lone-wolf terrorist could “strike at any moment.”

Keeping the American public in fear is what It's all about. We can't have DHS/police budgets dry up right Mr. Johnson?

As a result, Johnson said, the federal government is making a greater effort to engage with state and local law enforcement and encourage them to be “vigilant” about what is happening in their communities. This last statement proves one DHS and our police are one entity and two they're complicit in using another false-flag to scare the public. Remember this is the very same DHS that lied and claimed malls were being targeted by ISIS when their budget was under attack.

Later DHS had to admit there were no credible threats to ANY malls in America.??

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can believe absolutely nothing anyone in the Federal government says anymore; I expect every one of its representatives to simply lie with impunity, to forward any agenda they fancy at any particular moment.

May 11 09:20

Oil leaks into Hudson River following explosion at US nuclear plant

Thousands of gallons of oil have leaked into the Hudson River, a day after a loud explosion was heard at a nuclear facility near New York City.

May 11 09:19

Vaccine Reactions Kill Two Babies and Hospitalize Dozens More in Mexico

Mexican health officials have suspended the country’s vaccination program while they investigate suspected adverse reactions that killed two babies and sickened many others.

The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) administered BCG (tuberculosis), rotavirus, and hepatitis B vaccines to 52 children at the hospital in Simojovel as part of the National Vaccination Program on Friday.

May 11 09:00

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker leaves for Israel visit

The trip is scheduled to last five days. It is reportedly being paid for by Our American Revival, Walkers political organization; and the Republican Jewish Coalition.

Walker said that he was planning on meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also is scheduled to meet with members of the Knesset and leaders in the IDF, as well as U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro, according to the New York Times.

May 11 08:50

A British farmer has rejected a £275million offer for his land from housing developers

A farmer who rejected a £275million offer for his land from housing developers has said he is 'not afraid to stand up to them'.

Robert Worsley said he feared 'country bumpkins' like himself would be 'steamrolled' and that he believed the community was ready to stand together to protect their homes.

The 48-year-old father of two has run his 550-acre, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, for the last 15 years.

He was approached by agents for housebuilder Mayfield more than two years ago. Since then, the company has contacted Mr Worsley a number of times, trying to persuade him to sell.

May 11 08:43

Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation — Paul Craig Roberts

Seymour Hersh has published a long account of the homicide of Osama bin Laden: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n10/seymour-m-hersh/the-killing-of-osama-bin-...
Hersh concludes that the Obama regime’s account of the killing of bin Laden is a total fabrication except for the fact that bin Laden was killed.

I do not believe Hersh’s story for three reasons. One reason is that bin Laden was suffering from disease that no one can survive for a decade. His death was widely reported in 2001. One reason is that even Hersh’s “true” account of “what really happened” is contradicted by eye witnesses and the initial Pakistani TV interviews of eye witnesses. One reason is that Hersh’s story is too convoluted for an assassination raid, a routine event. He exposes lies within lies, indecision within decision, payoffs within payoffs, and reports such a huge number of people with advance knowledge of the raid that it cannot possibly have been kept a secret.

I could add a fourth reason–the US government’s lack of credibility. Washington lies about everything.

May 11 08:30

Baltimore jail refused to accept thousands of detainees for severe injuries: Records

Thousands of people in the US city of Baltimore have been brought to the city's prison by police officers with critical injuries in recent years, according to new records.

May 11 08:16

Confirmed: US “Operation Rooms” Backing Al Qaeda in Syria

By Tony Cartalucci

US policy think-tank Brookings Institution confirms that contrary to propaganda, US-Saudi “moderates” and Turkey-Qatar “Islamists” have been coordinating all along...

May 11 08:01

Jade Helm double take: Here are ten supposed “conspiracy theories” blasted by the media that turned out to be TRUE

All the talk about the Jade Helm military exercises targeting Texas as “hostile territory” has turned the mainstream media into its usual self: finger-wagging denialists who pretend nothing is ever a threat unless they say so first. Jade Helm is no threat to your safety, they insist, but a tiny measles outbreak in Disneyland that killed no one should have you screaming in total panic. (Did you properly put on your measles paranoia tin foil hat before getting injected at Walgreens?)

May 11 07:46

10 States With the Least Affordable Homes

In most parts of the country, a family with a median household income should — ideally — be able to afford a median-priced home in that area. In fact, an analysis of county-level data from RealtyTrac showed that a monthly payment on a median-priced home was more affordable than fair-market renton a three-bedroom unit in 76% of counties studied, making buying a home the more economical choice for many Americans.

May 11 07:46

10 Countries That Are the Main Sources of Immigrants in America

The face of the American workforce is constantly changing. During the early days of the Republic, immigrants from Europe flooded the continent, a trend that largely continued into the 20th century. While that legacy endured for generations, the waves of incoming peoples started to include a more diverse mix — composed not merely of European groups, but also Asian, Latin American, and African as well, although sometimes unfortunately not always by their own free will.

May 11 07:19

New York Holocaust survivor's $40m fortune set to be inherited by the government after he died unmarried and childless

This same friend revealed that in 1946, Blum and his wife traveled to a camp on the outskirts of Frankfurt where he became a cigarette smuggler - showing off the beginnings of his flair for business.
Note: Yet another holocau$t survivor multi millionaire!

May 11 07:15

Chanel Murrish becomes the world's youngest open heart surgery patient at one minute old!

The Guinness World Records have declared one-year-old Chanel Murrish to be the youngest patient to undergo open heart surgery!
Last April, the European baby girl Chanel underwent the major heart surgery Newcastle's Freeman Hospital just one minute after being born. Her chances of survival were so low her parents Fay and Micheal were twice offered a termination.

May 11 07:12

Swedish trawler leaves for Gaza in attempt to break naval blockade

The Freedom Flotilla’s first attempt to break the blockade ended in the deaths of nine Turkish activists after Israeli Navy commandos on May 31, 2010 boarded the Mavi Marmara, which claimed to be carrying humanitarian aid, after warning the ship not to sail into waters near the Gaza Strip in circumvention of Israel’s naval blockade of the coastal strip. A second attempt was turned back in October 2012.

May 11 07:07

Birthright Paves Path to BDS for Some Participants

It happened three years ago as part of the Taglit-Birthright program, which offers young Jews free 10-day trips to Israel. At Masada, 50 American students were on hand...“I have Italian neighbors I grew up next to, and they’re wonderful, but if I had to decide whether to save their lives or the life of one Jew, I would choose to save the Jew. If I had to decide to save 100 non-Jews or one Jew, I would choose the Jew.”

May 11 07:03

Holocaust Groups Demand More Compensation from Germany

Flashback: The representatives of the children of the Shoah are demanding more than the usual compensation...The Israeli government is also calling on Berlin to make additional payments, even though Jerusalem signed a written promise, after the end of the compensation negotiations, that the Jewish state would "file no further claims against the Federal Republic of Germany."....In addition to compensation for individual survivors, Germany paid €1.5 billion to the Israeli government...But even that money wasn't enough.
Note: Between 2 and 4 hours of research will prove to anyone that the holocau$t as presented never happened.

May 11 06:43

Germany subsidises sale of four warships to Israel

The German government will pay 115 million euros towards the cost. As part of its atonement for the Nazi Holocaust, Germany is committed to Israel's security and has often helped pay in the past for the cost of military equipment such as submarines.
Note: The whole world will pay and pay and pay forever for an event that cannot be discussed, analyzed, examined or reviewed without going to prison!

May 11 06:35

Now is the time to isolate Israel

No time was wasted after the announcement of the coalition government on Thursday, with the approved construction of 900 settler homes in East Jerusalem. Indeed, none of the coalition partners accept a freeze on settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territories, which is illegal under international law.

May 11 06:12

AT LEAST TWO CHILDREN KILLED, 37 SICKENED AFTER REACTIONS TO VACCINE IN MEXICO

So doctors with a public safety brigade are given the job of bringing in vaccines to these communities.? At least two children died and another 37 were sickened after babies were vaccinated in a remote village in southern Mexico, officials said Saturday.

May 11 00:24

Feds Panic on Mass Common Core Test Refusals, Lawless Threats Ensue

Public resistance to Common Core is exploding across America, and officials are not happy about it. The Obama administration’s Department of Education, along with pro-Common Core government officials across the country under pressure from the feds, appear to be in panic mode.

May 11 00:06

More Global Warming! May ‘blizzard’ in Flagstaff : Record snowfall!

About 5.6 inches of white snow greeted Flagstaff residents as they walked outside their homes Saturday morning.

May 11 00:02

Two years later, IRS probes drag on

xactly two years after the IRS first admitted improperly scrutinizing Tea Party groups, congressional investigations into the tax agency show no sign of drawing to a close anytime soon.

May 10 21:58

Saudi coalition advises Yemen civilians to flee

A Houthi stronghold near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia has been declared a “military target” by the Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Shi’ite rebels who are allied with forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

May 10 21:47

Saudis Drop US-Made Cluster Bombs in Criminal War on Yemen

Cluster munitions are a particularly hideous weapon of war, designed primarily to kill people indiscriminately, both immediately and for years after they have been dispersed. Anti-personnel cluster munitions, whether delivered by air or artillery, burst in mid-air, spreading submunitions or bomblets that can remain lethal for years, as they have, for examples, in Viet-Nam, the Falklands, Chechnya, Croatia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Georgia, Libya, Syria, and now Yemen.

May 10 19:06

US fall from virtuous republic to tragic-comic empire described perfectly by Roman historians

*hyperlinks live at source*

The ancient Greek historian, Polybius, celebrated the Roman republic of ~ 150 BC under its constitution with balance of powers among the Senate, two elected consuls, and the general citizens:

“Such being the power that each part has of hampering the others or co-operating with them, their union is adequate to all emergencies, so that it is impossible to find a better political system than this.” - The Histories, Book VI, Section V: On the Roman Constitution at its Prime

Americans and people around the world were equally proud of the United States Constitution as “impossible to find a better political system than this.”

About 100 years after Polybius’ account, Rome’s republic had descended into oligarchic competition for power. Contemporary to Julius Caesar, the Roman historian and government insider Sallust blasted the decline of virtue in government:

May 10 18:35

Scott Walker: Doctors Should Lie To Pregnant Women To Prevent Abortions

Say an obstetrician in Milwaukee was performing a routine ultrasound on a pregnant woman and tragically discovered that the fetus had a serious developmental disability. In Wisconsin, that doctor is legally (not to mention ethically) required to inform the patient.

May 10 18:34

92% of Married Women in Egypt Have Undergone Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt’s Minister of Health Adel Adawy announced on Sunday that 92 percent of married Egyptian women have experienced female genital mutilation.

May 10 16:40

Black Jews Matter

It looks like America isn’t the only place where Blacks have had enough of the police. Israel, of all places, is now seeing a wave of protests and general unrest over the supposed harsh treatment of Ethiopian Jews.

Yes, Ethiopian Jews.

Even though they are granted the privilege of full-citizenship in the Jewish ethnostate thanks to their faith, they still live their lives as second-class citizens.

May 10 15:52

Criminologist Likens Bill and Hillary To “Ordinary Criminals”

As a criminologist I see one common thread among the numerous items in the Clintons’ baggage—the unfair exploitation of opportunity for relatively quick pleasures. I also see that they have very little regard for the long-term negative consequences of those decisions. They have low self-control, in other words, just like all “ordinary criminals.” Ordinary criminals are the vast majority of arrestees almost everywhere. You don’t have to be a criminologist to figure it out.

May 10 13:21

Federal Courts Green Light Police Access to Cellphone Tower Records without a Warrant

A federal appeals court has ruled that law enforcement agencies may access tracking information on cell phones without a warrant. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (pdf) Tuesday that police were justified in asking a mobile phone provider to hand over the records of Quartavious Davis, who was convicted of committing seven armed robberies in South Florida in 2010. As part of the evidence used against Davis, prosecutors presented data showing that Davis’ phone was using cell towers near sites of robberies.

May 10 12:10

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant: A Ticking Time Bomb?

By Stephen Lendman

All nuclear power plants are inherently unsafe - aging, poorly maintained ones most of all.

Entergy Corporation's Indian Point nuclear plant is located 38 miles north of New York City. It was commissioned in 1974. It experienced numerous incidents warranting concern - the latest on May 9...

May 10 11:51

Officer in Freddie Gray Case Demanded Man's Arrest as Part of Personal Dispute

During an erratic late-night episode in March, Brian Rice boasted he was a Baltimore police lieutenant and warned “heads will roll” if officers in a nearby city did not “go arrest” his ex-girlfriend’s husband, according to a police report obtained by the Guardian.

Now THAT'S interesting!

May 10 11:18

Saudi airstrikes targeted international airport in Yemen's capital

Saudi airstrikes have targeted the international airport in Yemen's capital, just hours after authorities announced that it would reopen to receive humanitarian aid.

May 10 11:15

The World's Creepiest Weapons (Nearly Ten Years Ago)

People always say that whatever technology The Powers That (Shouldn't) Be are flaunting, whatever they keep all to themselves away from public consumption is likely decades into the future... and much, much worse.

So if these are the futuristic police state horrors they were talking about nearly a decade ago, can you even imagine what lovely little goodies they've got tucked away now?

May 10 10:52

DHS Approves Amnesty Applications Despite Court Order

After President Obama announced his amnesty plan in November of last year, 26 states filed a lawsuit against the federal government for failing to uphold their own immigration laws. The case was taken to federal court, where Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction against the plan on February 16th, ordering the federal government to stop their amnesty roll out. Despite the Justice Department’s assurances that the plan had not been implemented, it was later discovered that the Department of Homeland Security had already started to issue 3 year deferrals to over 100,000 illegal aliens.

Last Thursday, Obama’s lawyers admitted to an additional breach of the law.

May 10 10:51

Hillary Clinton: Big Friend of Big Bankers

The fact that people would vote for her for president basically just because she’s a woman, ignoring four decades of corruption that trail behind her is nothing short of astonishing. Look how much scandal she’s already faced in the last 40 years… and someone thinks it’s a good idea for her to become president?

May 10 10:51

Reader Photos: V-Day in St. Petersburg

May 10 10:49

American Patriotism is Dying a Slow Death

There was a time not too long ago when Americans were so patriotic, it was palpable. You couldn’t throw a rock in any direction without hitting someone with stars and stripes in their eyes. There was a near unanimous belief that we were the shining city upon a hill, and that we were and always would be the greatest nation on Earth. While it was mostly found among conservatives, it did cross party lines to some extant. It was so pervasive that anyone who didn’t believe it was pegged an extremist, or just plain weird.

But now? Not so much. The sentiment is still there I suppose, but you can almost feel it evaporating a little bit every day. The pride Americans feel for their country is slipping away, and is now an undeniable fact.

May 10 10:39

On the perennial nature of US urban riots

Lawrence Davidson analyses the evolution of urban riots in the United States, and explores how the root causes of the present-day phenomenon, manifested mostly in the form or race riots, can be addressed.

May 10 10:22

#JeSuisPamelaGeller (NOT)

Art Spiegelman Blasts ‘Racist’ Pamela Geller Group

May 10 10:11

New US fighter jet on course to becoming ‘one of history’s biggest white elephants’ - The UK considered buying 150 F-35s from the US, but not one plane is combat ready as costs soar

A plane so technologically advanced that it would give Britain and the US air superiority in any future conflict and billed as the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, could be one of “the biggest white elephants in history”, according to a former defence minister.

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