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Nov 05 13:21

CAUGHT ON TAPE: NEO-NAZIS MAUL GREEK POLITICIAN IN FRONT OF PARLIAMENT

Having disappeared from the daily headline news, Greece - whose political sovereignty may or may not exist any more, following the farcical development from this summer's "referendum" and the subsequent third bailout - was supposed to be fixed, if only for the time being, and its economy and society back on a normally functioning track. Sadly, that appears to not be the case as the following scene which just unfolded earlier today in front of the parliament building in Athens suggests.

Nov 05 13:13

British Reality TV Star Is Facing Jail Time for Making a Nasty Comment on Facebook

While hardly anyone (except jerks like Richard Dawkins) would likely agree with Presgrave's nasty sentiments, the idea that posting a snotty, awful comment like that on Facebook for attention automatically equals someone getting snitched on to police, having personal property seized and searched, and being charged with a crime that could end in six months of jail time is... kind of insane, is it not?

And it's a slippery slope for sure.

Not only is free speech being thrown out the window these days, but can you imagine a society where any time you say something offensive online, someone can call the cops on you and have you possibly thrown in jail for it?

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Nov 05 13:12

US refuses to guarantee first non-deployments of weapons in space

The USA intends to vote against the Russian draft resolution about no first deployment of arms in outer space, US Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, Robert Wood said. According to the Kommersant, the United States has not supported the draft resolution at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly. According to US officials, the Russian document does not give a complete definition to the notion of "arms in outer space." Therefore, Russia does not have common understanding of the terminology used, US officials concluded. According to RIA Novosti, the draft resolution was introduced by Russia, and it was co-authored by 26 other countries. The vote on the document was held on September 3. The USA, Georgia, Israel and Ukraine voted against the document. Forty-seven countries abstained, whereas 1222 countries voted for the draft law.

Nov 05 13:06

THE WAR ON HEALTH

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The war against our health has penetrated government, academia, and the media to such a degree that no sound-bite explanation will expose the magnitude of the problem we face. But this film does!

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Nov 05 12:49

CIA, Saudis To Give "Select" Syrian Militants Weapons Capable Of Downing Commercial Airliners

Over the course of the investigation, one question that’s continually come up is whether militants could have shot the plane down. Generally speaking, the contention that ISIS (or at least IS Sinai) has the technology and/or the expertise to shoot down a passenger jet flying at 31,000 feet has been discredited by “experts” and infrared satellite imagery.

But that’s nothing the CIA can’t fix.

With the Pentagon now set to deploy US ground troops to Syria (and indeed they may already be there, operating near Latakia no less), Washington is reportedly bolstering the supply lines to “moderate” anti-regime forces at the urging of (guess who) the Saudis and Erdogan.

Incredibly, some of the weapons being passed out may be shoulder-fire man-portable air-defense systems, or Manpads, capable of hitting civilian aircraft.

But don’t worry, those will only be given to “select rebels.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, let me see if I get this right. The US is insisting that terrorists brought down the Metrojet Airbus, and their first move is to send the terrorists manpad missiles that can kill more passenger jets?

Nov 05 12:11

At least 54 Canadian soldiers and vets killed themselves after they returned from Afgahanistan

Corporal Smith went to the battle-scarred country wanting to make a difference, supporting the training and fighting of Afghan security forces during a nine-month tour.

He came back a frayed man, his mind ravaged by the eternal replay of war. He started drinking more and spending less time with his wife and two young boys. Large crowds spooked him. Even an outing to a pumpkin patch he found unnerving.

Last December, two years after returning from Afghanistan, Cpl. Smith, who had counselled others against suicide, ended his own life after a military Christmas party. He was 31 years old.

“I knew that the military was part of our life till the end,” says his grieving wife, Leah. “The end was a lot sooner than we expected.”

Nov 05 11:42

How I Would Reaffirm Unbreakable Bond With Israel — and Benjamin Netanyahu

We have recently marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of then Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, a good friend, a courageous warrior and a great statesman. This somber anniversary, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington on November 9, is an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds of friendship and unity between the people and governments of the United
States and Israel.

The alliance between our two nations transcends politics. It is and should always be a commitment that unites us, not a wedge that divides us.

Ever since President Truman waited only 11 minutes to recognize the new nation of Israel in 1948, Americans have believed that Israel is more than a country — it’s a dream nurtured for generations and made real by men and women who refused to bow to the toughest odds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation of this statement by 2016 Presidential Candidate Clinton:

"I will give Netanyahu everything he demands, and everything he wants, even though I understand that under the Symington Amendment, such aid is completely illegal, under American law, because Israel refuses to sign the NNPT, and allow its nuclear sites to be inspected.

I will completely ignore Israeli serial genocide against the Palestinian people, and consistently spew for the expected verbal vomit that "Israel has a right to defend itself" whenever its IDF kills the innocent.

I will completely ignore the reality that Israel is a nuclear-armed nation, with one of the finest standing armies in the world, while I continue to shovel American money and American weapons into it, which means that the 3 billion plus we give to Israel annually will not be available to rebuild American infrastructure, or encourage job growth in the US.

I will also declare war against any country Netanyahu demands me to make war against, because he feels that country is an "existential threat" to Israel.

So it will, again, be American kids who die and get maimed for life because Israel is pathologically, and geopolitically, utterly incapable of getting along with most of its neighbors.

So in conclusion, Israel could never have a more Israeli-centric President than I will be, even if I have to destroy the US to make that happen!!"

And Secretary Clinton, you are welcome for that translation!

Nov 05 11:17

St. Louis suburb funds itself by increasing nuisance ticketing on black homes by 495 percent: lawsuit

mall suburb of St. Louis where 95 percent of residents are black has allegedly found a new source of revenue by increasing municipal citations by 495 percent since 2010, a lawsuit claimed this week.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Institute for Justice’s office filed a lawsuit seeking class action status this week against the city of Pagedale.

The lawsuits accuses Pagedale of “an unprecedented governmental intrusion into the homes of its residents” for issuing tickets for things like barbecuing in the front yard, drinking beer too close to the grill and even saggy pants.

In some cases, residents said that Pagedale officials threatened to demolish their homes, even though the city admitted that the homes were only a nuisance and presented no public safety threat.

Valarie Whitner and Vincent Blount told the paper that they were forced to take out a payday to pay $1,810 in fines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I sincerely hope this lawsuit will start to cure the problem here for residents of this small Missouri community.

Unfortunately, however, unfunded mandates, coupled with businesses collapsing and jobs getting offshored/outsourced has led to a cycle of massive poverty here, and this is being played out in multiple cities in our country.

But for city and county officials at Pagedale to believe, for one moment, that they would be able to get away with this on a sustained basis; what were they thinking?!?!?

Nov 05 10:59

Freshman Faisal Mohammad identified as man who went on 'smiling' stabbing spree that injured four at California college

A student who 'smiled' as he stabbed four people inside a classroom at the University of California, Merced, before he was killed by police has been identified.

Faisal Mohammad, a freshman from Santa Clara who majored in computer science and engineering, was shot dead by officers after his violent campus rampage on Wednesday morning.

The 18-year-old, described as antisocial by his roommate, was supposedly 'having fun' as he lunged at his classmates with a hunting knife before a construction worker thwarted the attack.

Police are still investigating the contents of a backpack he was carrying at the time, while a witness said a bomb squad detonated something near the scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More anti-depressants?

Nov 05 10:56

LAW ENFORCEMENT CLAIMS, FORCING PEOPLE TO SUBMIT THEIR DNA WILL HELP REUNITE FAMILIES

The American Police State has become a monster.

Police across the country are forcing motorists to give them blood and saliva (DNA) and much worse.

The National Highway Safety Administration, the agency that funds “No Refusal” DUI checkpoints and forcible blood draws, is also funding nationwide roadblocks aimed at getting drivers to “voluntarily” provide police with DNA derived from saliva and blood samples.

Presently there are 28 states, that force motorists to give police their DNA regardless of whether they've been convicted of a crime.

According to a DHS article titled "Bringing a New Biometric Capability to Verify Families Separated by Crisis". Law enforcement claims that forcing people to submit their DNA is a public service and will be used to reunite families trust them!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the police community in the US: some of you, I do know, are the good guys: I have, and have had, police members in my family, so I can say that honestly.

But the utter mistrust of police by American civilians, as a class of professionals, will not at all improve, because of these procedures, no matter what your (largely false) and high-minded narrative about "reuniting families" with this process might be.

As a Christian pacifist, I can never condone violence.

I can, however, understand that there are a large number of Americans who have come very close to their breaking point, dealing with overweening, and brutal, police-state minions, who believe that the ends always justify the means.

I have to wonder if the ultimate goal of the condoning of these procedures by the Federal government is ultimately to create riots in this country, which would serve as the excuse for suspending the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the institution of martial law.

Nov 05 10:56

Union of Reform Judaism Approves Resolution for Transgender Rights

The largest movement of Judaism in the U.S. passed the most far-reaching resolution in support of transgender rights of any major religious organization, saying Thursday that it's a continuation of a tradition of inclusion in the Reform Jewish movement.

Members of the Union for Reform Judaism attending its biennial meeting in Orlando approved on a voice vote the resolution, which calls for congregations and camps to have gender-neutral bathrooms and encourages gender-neutral language at Reform Jewish institutions. It also suggests training on gender issues for religious school staff and encourages advocating on behalf of the transgender community. There was no opposition.

Nov 05 10:55

Vladimir Putin will be furious at Cameron's Russian plane crash announcement

David Cameron’s decision to intervene in the mystery of the Sinai air crash by speculating that a bomb may have bought down Flight 7K9268 will have been greeted with cold fury in the Kremlin.

For the last five days, leaders in Moscow and Cairo have been adamant that the jet’s downing last weekend was an accident – possibly the result of a catastrophic engine failure – but it is safe to assume that Downing Street did not speculate about “explosive devices” lightly.

Nov 05 10:50

Muslim Man Warns Germans: “We Will Marry Your Daughters And Conquer You With Births”

A week ago, we showed a video of what we hoped was not representative of the general sentiment among Germans towards the refugee crisis as two ladies suggested, “Every year 2-3 million arrive…it’s generally about foreign infiltration.” Now we have the other side as the following video shows a muslim man threatening a German that “his daughter will wear a headscarf and marry a Muslim and that Germans stand no chance with their low birth rate,” adding that muslims will will “conquer Europe not with weapons, but with birth rates.”

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Nov 05 10:41

ISIS Forgot How They Brought Down the Russian Jet

This entire story is so obviously made up.

When I say "made up," please don't get me wrong here. I know we live in a world where the lunatics running the asylum would blow up 224 innocent civilians without a second thought to continue their agenda (which in this case appears to be a completely orchestrated proxy war with Russia they want to ramp up into a completely orchestrated World War III).

It's just that what they are trying to make us believe happened in the case of this Russian plane crash is such complete and utter bull.

On top of that, since our intelligence chief was just saying IS didn't do it, only to have some of our government sources come out today and say no wait they did, just proves that the entire post-9/11 security apparatus they've built up around everyone is completely worthless by their own (totally unbelievable) version of the story!

Nov 05 10:36

A Bunch of Little Kids Cuss out Trump in New Political Ad

In certainly one of the more eyebrow-raising political ads thus far in the 2016 campaign, a bunch of little kids cuss out Trump.

Somehow it’s doubtful they will get their message across the way they had hoped…

Webmaster addition: I worked in advertising a lot of years and won a few awards during that time. This ad is not going to work, as the arrogance and profanity prevent the audience from identifying with the kids, and by extension, their point of view. Moreover, this ad is aimed at illegal immigrant voters, reminding legal Americans that the illegals are not supposed to vote in the first place but are allowed to do so! This ad looks like it was designed by a high school kid!

Nov 05 10:36

The Gig for Hillary May Be Coming To an End

News reports tonight reveal that Jim Comey – FBI Director is personally heading up the email investigation of Hillary Clinton. It has been revealed charges could come at any time and at a minimum there are two
particular charges with multiple violations. The charges are obstruction of Justice which by itself is an extremely serious charge and brings with it potential federal prison time.

Additionally, there is the charge of Gross Negligence Handling Classified Documents. It has been confirmed that at least one count of
mishandling documents applies to the highest top secret level. Contrary to Clintons claim that the documents were not marked at the time of her handling, this has no standing and this argument simply will not work as a defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will believe it when I see it! Remember, the FBI covered up for the Clintons in the murder of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster, faking their interview report with the widow to claim that the dark blued steel revolver found with the body was the "silver colored" gun Vince inherited from his father! I have every expectation the FBI will cover for the Clintons again and declare their investigation has found nothing wrong, both to maintain their proud tradition of Clinton cover-ups and to conceal the far greater scandal that Hillary may have used her weak server and the Clinton Foundation in a repeat of the Clintons' 1995 China-gate secrets-for-donations scandal!

Nov 05 10:34

2015 Million Mask March Live updates

Anonymous-inspired activists are taking to the streets across the globe as the Million Mask March circles the world. Hiding behind symbolic Anonymous masks, the demonstrators are protesting censorship, government corruption, and police brutality.

Nov 05 10:29

Instead of cowering to pressure, Quentin Tarantino fights back against police boycott

Refusing to back down against false accusations, Academy Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino continues to stand by his statements condemning police brutality. After Tarantino spoke out against several police killings at a recent protest, police unions responsible for defending corrupt cops have called for a boycott against his latest movie.

Nov 05 10:23

THE SECRET PENTAGON PUSH FOR LETHAL CYBER WEAPONS

With nearly $500 million allotted, military contractors are competing for funds to develop the next big thing: computer code capable of killing. Under a forthcoming nearly half-billion-dollar military contract, computer code capable of killing adversaries is expected to be developed and deployed if necessary, according to contractors vying for the work and former Pentagon officials. U.S. troops would have the power to launch logic bombs, instead of traditional explosive projectiles, which essentially would direct an enemy’s critical infrastructure to self-destruct.

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Nov 05 10:11

LEGISLATORS INTRODUCE BILL THAT WOULD TURN DOJ’S STINGRAY POLICIES INTO US LAW

As it is only guidance, there’s very little accountability added. If an agency violates the new policies during the course of an investigation, the violated person doesn’t have the option of seeking redress through the judicial system.

Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), John Conyers (D-Mich.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) on Monday introduced the Stingray Privacy Act, which would limit the government’s use of so-called “stingray” devices— surveillance tools that pretend to be cell towers so they can intercept mobile network traffic.

The bill would only permit a government agency to collect data using a stingray if it obtained a traditional search warrant or if it carried out its investigation under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which does not permit the targeting of Americans.

No evidence collected through a stingray without a warrant or outside the FISA process could be used in a trial, congressional hearing, or other federal, state, or local proceeding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This use of stingray technology is NOT about catching the really bad guys, who have means to get around it; it is about surveilling honest, hard-working US citizens all the time, to create an atmosphere of fear among the American people, as though the US government could ever catch every bit of data possible.

The ultimate truth, however, is that they can't.

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Nov 05 10:05

OCTOBER GUN SALES HIT RECORD HIGH FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE MONTHS

Two things happened after the most recent widely publicized US mass shootings: i) Obama once again made a concerted effort to pass anti-gun legislation, and ii) gun sales soared most likely in response to i). As we reported amonth ago citing the FT, "gun sales this year could surpass the record set in 2013, when gun purchases surged after the December 2012 Sandy Hook murders."

Nov 05 10:03

VICTORY: TEXAS COLLEGE TOWN OVERWHELMINGLY VOTES TO STOP ADDING FLUORIDE TO DRINKING WATER

Opponents of water fluoridation have finally earned a victory in the fight against fluoride! San Marcos, Texas, a college town located just 25 miles south of Austin, voted to stop adding the industrial toxin hydrofluorosilicic acid to the water yesterday with overwhelming support. The votes in favor of Proposition 1 to stop adding fluoride to the public water supply came in at about 61 percent, with 39 percent opposing the measure. The victorious outcome was made possible by committed voters and the efforts of grassroots groups who worked tirelessly to get the measure onto the November 2015 ballot, despite facing many obstacles along the way.

Nov 05 10:02

USDA ACCUSED OF SUPPRESSING RESEARCH LINKING PESTICIDE TO WIDESPREAD BEE DEATHS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been accused of burying research that shows a link between the death of honeybees and a widely used pesticide.

Jonathan Lundgren, a senior research entomologist at the USDA, made the accusation as part of his whistleblower case, claiming the agency retaliated against him after he said research shows neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics, have adverse effects on bees.

The research was produced by the Center for Food Safety, for which Lundgren peer-reviewed the work that said neonics were not as beneficial to farmers as other pest management systems. This type of pesticide is used on most corn, canola, soybean, cotton and wheat crops, making it a huge money-maker for chemical companies that produce it, such as Syngenta and Bayer AG.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why does it not surprise me that Bayer Crop Science and Syngenta are two of the largest manufacturers and distributors of neonicotinoid pesticides in the US and the world?!?

This is why you can't trust the guys in the white lab coats anymore; their opinions have generally been bought and paid for by companies with an agenda to sell products, no matter what kind of cost this will have on the environment down the road.

For the USDA to bury this research is a dangerous and disturbing trend; it has utterly nothing to do with real science, and everything to do with product sales, no matter how harmful those products might be to American agriculture, and beyond.

Nov 05 10:02

US Air Force’s experimental rocket spirals out of control after launching from Hawaii

A small, experimental rocket meant to carry 13 communication satellites into space for the Department of Defense failed just one minute after launching from Hawaii last night, according to the US Air Force. Video footage of the event shows the rocket spiraling out of control as it falls back down to Earth, leaving a crooked contrail in its wake. This was the first flight ever for this kind of vehicle — known as a Super Strypi rocket — as well as the first rocket launch attempt from the Hawaiian Islands.

Nov 05 10:00

Four stories about the Migrant Crisis in Europe and the US in Syria from Czech News

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The world media knows exactly what is going on!

Nov 05 09:53

TEXT OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

THE TEXT OF THE TPP WAS RELEASED BY TPP PARTIES ON 5 NOVEMBER 2015 AND CAN BE ACCESSED BY CHAPTER BELOW. LEGAL VERIFICATION OF THE TEXT WILL CONTINUE IN THE COMING WEEKS. THE AGREEMENT WILL ALSO BE TRANSLATED INTO FRENCH AND SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSIONS.

THE GOVERNMENT IS PREPARING A LEGAL SYNOPSIS OF THE AGREEMENT AND THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE BELOW IN THE COMING DAYS.

Nov 05 09:49

With Russia's Aerial Assistance, Syrian Army Lifts Aleppo Siege

Damascus-led forces assisted by Russian military aircraft have secured control over the main highway to Aleppo essentially freeing the strategic Syrian city which had been besieged for two weeks, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

A team has already finished disarming explosive devices along the road. On Wednesday, authorities opened the highway to traffic letting military equipment, as well as trucks carrying food and fuel through. Soldiers at checkpoints said that the road would be open to civilians on Thursday.

Nov 05 09:43

Charges Dropped Against #KillAllWhiteMen Tweeter Bahar Mustafa

British police have dropped all charges against Bahar Mustafa, 28, the student welfare and diversity officer arrested last month for tweets that included the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen.

Mustafa, who works for the independent Student Union at London's Goldsmiths' University, was due to appear in court on November 5. But in a recent letter to Mustafa, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated that it had decided to drop the charges "because there is not enough evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction." . . .

. . . Mustafa has stated that her tweets were "not professional," but that #KillAllWhiteMen and similar sentiments are merely "in-jokes and ways that many people in the queer feminist community express ourselves." Though it's clear within their context that Mutafa was not literally calling for the genocide of white men, that didn't stop someone from reporting Mustafa to the London Metropolitan Police Service for racially-motivated malicious communication.

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Nov 05 09:28

Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The text of the TPP was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by Chapter below. Legal verification of the text will continue in the coming weeks. The Agreement will also be translated into French and Spanish language versions.

The Government is preparing a legal synopsis of the Agreement and this will be available below in the coming days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The TPP was supposed to be kept secret from the public for 5 years. New Zealand held to the principle of transparency and released it!

Nov 05 09:27

H2O: Dangerous Chemical!

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide."

And for plenty of good reasons, since:

Nov 05 09:19

Dear Officer, How Can I Trust You When All You Seem To Do Is Kill?

A Bay Area teen and a long-time cop have a frank conversation about police brutality.

Nov 05 09:19

War On Christmas: Starbucks Red Cups Are Emblematic Of The Christian Culture Cleansing Of The West

But I did go this morning, after seeing a Facebook post by a colleague of mine pointing out what Starbucks’ newest “Red Cup” looks like. For those unfamiliar: one of Starbucks’ greatest marketing gimmicks is changing the colour of their cups from white to red every Christmas. I myself remember excitedly declaring to an ex-girlfriend how red cups heralded the beginning of Christmas (sorry, Peter Hitchens).

Yes, I was, as most people are, seduced by modern, mass-marketing, which has trounced traditionalism and replaced it with corporate logos and non-threatening jingles. And today I returned to my old, caffeinated Mecca (and the crowds made it feel like I was on the Hajj, too).

And what I found was deeply disappointing to 17-year-old, macchiato-chugging me. The Red Cups (do I need a trademark symbol after that?) are now an anti-Christmas symbol, with Starbucks declaring their formerly Christmassy cups to be “holiday beverages” and shedding any sign of Christmas from them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now I wonder who persuaded Starbuck's to drop the Christmas symbols!

Nov 05 09:07

Mexico's Supreme Court Declares Individuals Have the Right to Consume and Cultivate Marijuana

Today, in a 4 to 1 vote, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of the consumption and cultivation of marijuana for personal use is unconstitutional. The Court determined that the prohibition of the consumption of marijuana – and its cultivation for non-commercial ends – violates the human right to the free development of one’s personality. This landmark case could lead to the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes if followed up with legislation.

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Nov 05 08:56

TEXT OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

The text of the TPP was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by Chapter below. Legal verification of the text will continue in the coming weeks. The Agreement will also be translated into French and Spanish language versions. The Government is preparing a legal synopsis of the Agreement and this will be available below in the coming days.

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Nov 05 08:46

NTSB: Plane on fire at Fort Lauderdale airport had disconnected fuel line

A disconnected main fuel line was discovered on a Dynamic International Airways flight that caught fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last week, according to an update released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Also revealed: The Boeing 767 plane, headed to Venezuela last Thursday, had been in storage for more than two years until Dynamic leased the plane in September. It has since flown around 240 hours.

Nov 05 08:41

Deployment of US Troops in Syria is a de Facto Act of War – Pat Buchanan

The deployment of US military forces in Syria, carried out against Damascus' will, could be qualified as "an act of war" against the Syrian sovereign state, Patrick J. Buchanan warned.

Nov 05 08:29

Stoking Fear of Flying to Russia

Comments now making headlines are pure speculation - irresponsible until at least early investigative results are known. Russia’s assessment will be definitive.

Yet major media reports now circulating say US and UK sources claim information they have suggests a bomb planted aboard the aircraft downed it.

AP: “Bomb May Have Downed Russian Jet, US, UK Officials Say.”

The New York Times published the AP report.

Reuters: “Bomb by Islamic State likely caused Russian plane crash: security sources”

Washington Post: “Britain suspends flights from Sinai, citing bomb fears”

It’s a short leap to suspending flights to Russia or discouraging travelers from going there. Would fear-mongering follow a US airliner crash, whatever the possible cause? Normal activities always resume.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is hard to see the Metrojet crash as justification not to fly to Russia as in the case of a bomb, it is the departure airport in Egypt that would be seen as the scene of the crime, not the destination in Russia which was never reached.

Nov 05 08:20

Taxpayer bill to resettle 35,000 Mideast refugees: $2.3 billion

It costs U.S. taxpayers nearly $65,000 to resettle one Middle Eastern refugee over the first five years, which is 12 times what it would cost to care for that same refugee in a neighboring country in the region, according to a new study.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to see the US Government care for the American people FIRST!

Nov 05 08:19

Ex-deputy director of MI6 is named by MP as 'key' figure who 'manipulated' Westminster VIP paedophile ring

A former deputy director of MI6 is 'key' to allegations surrounding a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster, an MP has claimed.

Labour MP John Mann said the late George Kennedy Young, known as GK Young, was involved in 'dubious' political activity, including establishing a 'private army'.

He added Mr Young, who later became involved in right wing politics, was a 'manipulator' who controlled groups of people within which there were paedophile rings in the 1970s or 1980s.

Mr Mann, MP for Bassetlaw, claimed he had been handed a copy of the dossier of evidence that was given by Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan in 1984.

Nov 05 08:17

Clinton Foundation Spin-Off Reverses Position, Agrees To Refile Corrected Tax Returns After Republicans Call For Audit

Following up on Tuesday's post, Clinton Foundation Spin-Off Won’t Refile Tax Returns To Correct Mistakes, Despite Earlier Pledge: Politico, Clinton Foundation Spinoff Reverses on Refiling Tax Forms:

An organization related to the Clinton Foundation has again reversed itself on fixing errors on its federal tax filings and now says it plans to submitted amended returns.

Clinton Health Access Initiative spokeswoman Maura Daley said Wednesday that the group has now decided to refile two years worth of forms with the Internal Revenue Service. ...

Nov 05 08:11

BEX ALERT - US intelligence: A bomb planted by ISIS most likely brought down the crashed Russian plane

The intelligence is reportedly based partly on monitoring of internal ISIS messages.

Islamic State, which controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and is battling the Egyptian army in the Sinai Peninsula, said again on Wednesday it brought down the airplane, adding it would eventually tell the world how it carried out the attack.

Investigations are ongoing, however, and US and European officials haven't made any formal conclusions yet.

"There is a definite feeling it was an explosive device planted in luggage or somewhere on the plane," an unnamed official told CNN.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point it is very obvious that "terror" is being pushed very hard even though the "evidence" presented by the west (who are not actually involved in the investigation of the crash) is flimsy. This isn't reporting; this is a sales pitch! This feels like a propaganda campaign. Leading to what? The new 9-11 Lindsey Graham was talking about in Congress while pushing for more wars?

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Nov 05 07:54

Russian 'Universal Strategy on Fighting ISIL' to End US Hegemony in Mideast

Putin outed Obama's phony war on terror.Another false flag now wont be believed by the world or a large segment of the American people. Pull one now and they are finished!

The firmness Russia has adopted in its military operation against ISIL in Syria proves that Moscow intends to reduce US hegemony in the Middle East and play the key role in resolving political and economic problems in the region.

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Nov 05 07:46

Volkswagen's pollution problems took a costly new turn

Reveals It Misstated Emissions of Gas Cars

Nov 05 07:35

9/11 Physics: "You Can't Use Common Sense"

They say everything changed on 9/11, and they sure weren't whistling Dixie! We all learned something about physics we would never have guessed. So pay attention while the dumb-asses get schooled by Elroy P.

Nov 05 07:32

New Jersey Institute of Technology Hosts '9/11 Critical Questions' Forum on WTC 7, invites AE911Truth

A mathematics professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology has invited two representatives of Architects & Engineers 9/11 Truth to address students and faculty from the school's civil engineering department in a Technology, Art and Science Forum titled "9/11 Critical Questions."

The 90-minute event will be held on Wednesday afternoon, November 11, at NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom in Newark, NJ.

Prof. Jay Kappraff, Ph.D., created "9/11 Critical Questions" in order to present various perspectives on the destruction of the third World Trade Center tower, known as Building 7, to 100-plus students and faculty from NJIT's John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

He is also inviting the students and faculty from the New Jersey College of Architecture and Design and from five other colleges within NJIT to attend the forum, and will be placing an article and an advertisement in the school-wide newspaper for that purpose.

Nov 05 06:24

Police Stop Black Guy Fifteen Times & Demand ID, He Takes Them To U.S. Supreme Court & Wins

The issue of compulsory ID has been to the U.S. Supreme Court countless times and it is very clear that police have no authority to demand ID from people without cause. In Brown v. Texas, 443 U.S. 47 (1979), for example, the court ruled "to detain appellant and require him to identify himself violated the Fourth Amendment because the officers lacked any reasonable suspicion to believe appellant was engaged or had engaged in criminal conduct. Accordingly, appellant may not be punished for refusing to identify himself..."

Nov 05 06:00

Husband claims procedure caused wife's cancer to spread

A husband claims a procedure caused his wife's cancer to spread. And then the couple says the local hospital crossed the line when she returned for a different operation.

This was an urgent procedure for a recurrence of cancer at one of Boston's most prestigious hospitals (* Brigham & Women's Hospital) . The patient and her husband are both doctors and he actually used to work there, but after a campaign that included 1000's of what the hospital says were incendiary emails to ban his wife's initial procedure the doctor risked being banned from the hospital for this important surgery.
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"They pretty much cut it up and minced it all within my abdomen," Amy said.

The couple contend that procedure actually spread what turned out to be cancer throughout Amy's abdomen starting a war of words railing against the procedure that ended up with Hooman being escorted by security on Monday.

(*UPDATE: Judge rebukes Brigham for placing morcellation critic under guard while his wife was in surgery
http://healthleadersmedia.com/content/QUA-322392/Judge-rebukes-Brigham... )

Nov 05 03:11

DAVID BROOKS: ANTI-SEMITISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER

So, Muslims suffer from "derangement", eh David? Of course, their sentiments have nothing to do with the brutal treatment which the Israeli military (which Brooks' son volunteered to serve in!) metes out to the poor and dispossessed Palestinians; and its historical unprovoked attacks upon nearby Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and even, clandestinely, Iran. No. It's all about the "derangement".

Nov 05 03:09

Why 10 cases of dengue fever in Hawaii are much scarier than the rest

Hawaiian mosquitoes have been busy it seems. Local health authorities just confirmed 10 new cases of dengue fever, an excruciating disease nicknamed “breakbone fever.” That brings the total to 23 so far this year.

Nov 05 02:50

Deutsche Bank fined $258m for conducting business with Iran, Syria and Libya

Deutsche Bank fined for conducting business with three countries that have (had) no ?Rothschild? run central bank. The money from the fine is set to go to the U.S. Federal Reserve...you couldn't make this up if you tried.

Nov 05 01:58

Russia in Syria: US readies for dogfight, deploys F-15Cs fitted with air-to-air combat weapons

Amid increasing Russian influence over the Syrian skies, the United States is sending in a large number of F-15Cs fitted with air-to-air combat weaponry.

Nov 04 23:31

Brutal fight at a Minneapolis McDonald's drive-thru window between staff and customer

You deserve a break today! A broken nose a broken hand.....!

"I was on my way home from Monday night curling league, I hadn't eaten much since lunch time, and I was driving by a McDonald's, so I thought I'd just swing in and pick up a BigMac while I listened to the end of MNF game on the radio.

At first I was annoyed the guy in front of me was taking so long, he seemed pretty upset to begin with, but it looked like when the McDonald's guy handed him his cash and change back he dropped some of the dude's change. That's when he got out of his car, spit on the drive through window and tried to punch the McDonald's and that's when I started recording."

This took place yesterday in Northeast Minneapolis.

Nov 04 23:27

US led Coalition Air Strike in Mosul

WTF!
Target : Mosque, Shopping Center, Car Showroom, Industrial Area

Nov 04 20:53

1-minute video: 5-year-old Palestinian schools Israeli soldiers on War Crimes

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SrpEnStp7Y

5-year-old Janna Ayyad shames Israeli soldiers with Sami Yusuf’s poetry:

All your armies, all your fighters,
All your tanks, and all your soldiers,
Against a boy holding a stone.
Standing there all alone,
In his eyes I see the sun.

In his smile I see the moon.
And I wonder, I only wonder.
Who is weak, and who is strong?
Who is right, and who is wrong?
And I wish, I only wish,
That the truth has a tongue!
We can help with truth as 100,000 Palestinians face winter in tents and animal shelters, as Israel escalates unlawful War of Aggression on Gaza. From previous documentation:

What does it mean Israel “occupies” Gaza? Is that legal?

Nov 04 18:46

Did a U.S. Sentinel Drone Hit Doomed Russian Metrojet?

Look, the U.S. has been saying for years now that drones are presenting a threat to air traffic. And that’s the smaller ones, the size of pigeons and hawks that they’re talking about. In fact, at a recent Southern California wildfire, firefighters couldn’t bring in air tankers due to private drone traffic around the scene. The drones that the U.S. military uses are substantially larger. Therefore, if an airliner struck a drone the size of the ones the U.S. military uses, it would certainly be capable of fatally disabling the aircraft.

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Nov 04 18:17

$750/pill pharma company under investigation by Senate for price gouging

Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, just got a letter from the US Senate. And it’s not a nice letter .

Nov 04 18:14

Cuba achieved food security without destroying its environment and the rest of the world has taken notice: Cuba is presenting several of its original biotechnologies at an international business fair this week.

Cuba is presenting several of its original biotechnologies at an international business fair this week, drawing further attention to a sector of the Cuban economy that’s been generating substantial interest abroad.

Nov 04 18:01

BREAKING: Police Shoot 6-yo Boy in the Head Multiple Times Killing Him

LIARS!

The boy, Jeremy David Mardis, of Effie, was killed by multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Avoyelles Parish Coroner L.J. Mayeaux said Wednesday. The boy was a student at Lafargue Elementary in Effie.

The shooting on Martin Luther King Drive in Marksville happened at the end of a pursuit and involved multiple city marshals from Ward 2, Louisiana State Police spokesman Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau said.

Police sources claim that the driver, Chris Few, was attempting to flee when they fired on him. According to the AP, the coroner said Few reached a dead end and was backing into the marshals when they fired. The coroner also reportedly said Mardis was “caught in the line of fire.”

Nov 04 18:00

Gleaning to Reduce Food Waste

Captured in Jean Francois Millet’s famous painting The Gleaners, the ancient practice of gleaning—collecting leftover crops from a farmer’s field after harvest—was an early form of welfare for the needy. It turns out that the practice is alive and well, and could be one of many ways to reduce the enormous amount of food waste in the United States.

The practice of gleaning doesn’t have to take place only at the farm. Glean for the City is a project of Bread for the City, a Washington DC nonprofit concerned with helping DC’s most vulnerable citizens. They salvage thousands of pounds of produce from farmer’s markets and individual gardeners each year for redistribution to the poor.

Nov 04 16:18

Houston Repeals “LGBT Discrimination Law” That Allowed Transgendered People to Use Any Public Bathroom They Want

Yes, there were other provisions of Houston’s HERO nondiscrimination city law, but the one that got the entire kit and caboodle repealed by a pretty high margin of voters involved one very, very simple premise: the idea that people who were born with girl parts use a female restroom, and people who were born with male parts use a male restroom.

Results showed 61% of voters said no to HERO, while only 39% voted to keep it.

By the way, proponents of this law outspent opponents THREE to ONE in advertising, and still it did not pass.

As Buzzfeed reported earlier this week, most voters in Houston didn’t even realize there were other provisions to the law or that it had much to do with discrimination per se.

Getting down to brass tacks, all people talked about was whether or not transgendered individuals, and in particular men who live and dress like women, would be allowed to use the women’s restrooms in public places in town.

Nov 04 16:08

Egypt is Flooding Gaza Border Tunnels With Seawater, Poisoning Water Supply

Egypt has been pumping salt water from the Mediterranean into Gaza's underground tunnels, which Cairo says have been used to smuggle weapons to Islamist insurgents in the Sinai desert.

But more than destroying the tunnels, the flooding is contaminating water supplies and threatening to wreck farmland and spread disease, Palestinian officials say.

"One cubic meter of seawater pollutes 40 cubic meters of underground water," said Tamer al-Sleibi, a water department director in Gaza.

He worries that the water could weaken the foundations of homes and spoil the land for agriculture. Additionally, as the water turns stagnant, mosquitoes and other disease carriers will breed.

Nov 04 15:46

Feds Raid Native American Tribal Lands, Seize And Destroy 30,000 Hemp Crops

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and FBI agents, state and country authorities, undercover agents and policemen, some wearing military gear, raided and destroyed industrial hemp crops – 30,000 plants total – grown by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, according to Fox 11 News in Wisconsin. The tribe…

Nov 04 15:14

Gold Continues to Drop Like Lead Balloon

Gold bugs strangely silent as PM newsletter peddlers cower under desks.

Nov 04 15:07

CNN: Pike Place Market's Gum Wall Getting a Deep Cleaning (Another Seattle Icon 'Scrubbed' from History)

This story has been going national. It's too bad that everything Seattle is being erased. This is a short, disgusting, humorous video I made of Seattle's Gum Wall attraction during my early months while studying at the Art Institute of Seattle. Since I do photography at 24 frames per second, my work is not eligible for the photo contest.

Enjoy!

- CD

Nov 04 14:34

Up to 4 Inches of Snow Falling on Parts of Southern Utah

Forecaster Glen Merrill said Wednesday that the snow started falling late Tuesday on the Pine Valley mountains near St. George, and the higher elevations in the central part of the state near Cedar City also got about two inches of snow.

Further north, some parts of the Salt Lake Valley are getting some snowflakes, and the western benches near West Valley City could also see accumulation.

Nov 04 13:39

U.S. intelligence: Bomb likely brought down plane

The latest U.S. intelligence suggests that the crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 was most likely caused by a bomb on the plane planted by ISIS or an ISIS affiliate, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter. The official stressed that there has not been a formal conclusion reached by the U.S. intelligence community. "There is a definite feeling it was an explosive device planted in luggage or somewhere on the plane," the official told CNN's Barbara Starr.

Webmaster addition: That the same U.S. intelligence agencies who told us Saddam had nuclear weapons?

Nov 04 12:19

America’s Wars Have Killed 20-30 Million People Since WW2

Throughout the Cold War, and up until the present day, the US government has portrayed itself as a purveyor of freedom and democracy across the world. However, when you take a look at the results of our foreign policy, it becomes clear that our government is nothing more than a purveyor of death and misery.

We Are Change recently examined all of the recent conflicts that our government has been engaged in, and came to a startling conclusion. Since the end of World War Two, our freedom spreading government has killed between 20 and 30 million people across the globe. The numbers were derived from any conflict that the US had a crucial role in, including countless covert proxy wars and revolutions. The wars that we had a direct role in, including Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, were responsible for at least 10-15 million deaths.

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Nov 04 12:17

Why Governments Aren’t All That Different from Street Gangs

At some point, you may have heard someone call the government a “gang of thieves writ large,” which is a generalization of a quote attributed to libertarian thinker Murray Rothbard. However, if you’re not familiar with the philosophy behind that quote, you might mistakenly believe that it is nothing more than a clever observation on the wasteful and corrupt nature of government. That’s because you may not be aware of the meaning of “writ large.” It’s synonymous with “clearly” or “obviously.” In reality, Rothbard wasn’t trying to make a clever statement. He was quite literally calling the government a gang.

Nov 04 12:15

Hillary Clinton’s New Gun Control Ad

Hillary isn’t just doing campaign ads. It’s almost as if she knows she’s going to win and is telling you a list of what’s going to go down once she gets into the Oval Office.

For one, she just cannot wait to enact more gun control laws if she becomes president.

She is stomping the campaign trail with 2nd Amendment curtailing threats. She’s already mentioned she’ll bypass Congress and gleefully sign gun control executive orders if and when she’s elected president.

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Nov 04 12:01

Police search for 'active shooter'

San Diego police were searching for an "active shooter" in Bankers Hill with a man reportedly shooting from an upper-floor apartment with a high-powered rifle.

Nov 04 11:54

Shooting death of cop that sparked manhunt was his own 'carefully staged suicide' after he secretly embezzled money from youth programs to pay off his mortgage and visit adult websites

A money-laundering cop faked a chase and a shooting before staging his own suicide, leading to a massive police manhunt for suspects who didn't exist.

Charles Gliniewicz killed himself on September 1 after embezzling funds from police in the village of Fox Lake, Illinois, for seven years, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

The 52-year-old officer, nicknamed GI Joe, was initially hailed as a hero, but police say he committed the 'ultimate betrayal' by stealing cash set aside for teenagers who aspired to one day join law enforcement.

The married father-of-four took a 'five-figure' sum - which was supposed to be used by the Explorers youth program - and spent it on vacations, personal items, mortgage payments and adult websites.

Nov 04 11:46

ILLINOIS EPA: PUMPKINS ‘MUST BE MANAGED’ TO ‘PROTECT HUMAN HEALTH’

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency requires cities to perform nine anal-retentive steps to manage and dispose Halloween pumpkins to “protect human health.”

The agency wrote out a long list of steps cities are required to perform when hosting a “pumpkin collection event” for old jack-o’-lanterns, including filling out a Request for Approval of One-day Pumpkin Collection Event form, which is unavailable on the IEPA web site due to a server issue.

“Pumpkins must be managed in a manner that protects against releases, prevents nuisances, and otherwise protects human health and the environment,” step four states. “Operation of the site should be done in a way that will minimize rainwater or snow from coming into contact with the stored pumpkins.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously from the Illinois EPA's department of "you can't make this stuff up."

I have to wonder; did the person who came up with this directive ever hold a real job?!?

And if they did, were they promptly fired, due to writing such directives to which other employees were bound to comply?!?

One can only...wonder.

Nov 04 11:40

State Department: Reporter’s removal was ‘standard procedure’

The State Department on Monday declined to say that its officials did anything wrong when a reporter was removed from a room with Secretary John Kerry and the president of Uzbekistan after asking a question about human rights.

Instead, spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said that the incident appeared to be “part of a standard procedure.”

“People were being ushered out of the room at the end of the photo spray,” Trudeau, the director of the office of press relations, told reporters during a daily briefing.
“Photo sprays are very different from standard press conference where reporters can ask questions,” she maintained. During photo sprays, which tend to be brief, officials typically offer a short statement at either the beginning or end of an important meeting.

“However, we’re not perfect,” she added. “We’re going to take a look at what happened,” and review any possible ways to improve in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo, Carol Morello, for actually doing your job!

And folks, let's face facts here; when those "values" America
is supposed to hold near and dear to its collective heart (human rights, democracy, human dignity, etc.,) ever get in the way of doing business, no matter how slimy the handshake with a foreign dictator may be, business trumps human rights every time in US governmental dealings.

Just stating the obvious here.

Nov 04 11:20

OBAMA FEDERALIZES POLICE FORCES IN SIX US CITIES

In his most recent attempt to centralize the federal government’s grip on America, Obama has launched his “21st Century Policing” pilot program, COPS, in six cities across the country.

“Obamalaw,” is yet another overreach of Constitutional authority to fundamentally transform the nation, this time by taking away local police enforcement rights and putting new rules and regulations in place as dictated by the President and Eric Holder’s Justice Department. Born out of the perception that racism is rampant amongst city law enforcement agencies, this new plan is intended to address the issue by trampling on local rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The terroristic treatment of suspects by police transcends racial boundaries, and so what the Obama Administration is attempting to do here is create a false narrative that it is only minorities who are being targeted in this way.

And Obama is doing this, because he cannot fix the fundamental problems of a dying economy in these cities.

Let's look at Gary, Indiana, for example. As reported at City-Data.com: in 2013, the precentage of residents living in poverty is +/- 41% In Fort Worth, Texas, as of 2012, reported at the star-telegram, "In a measure of tough times, the number of poor Tarrant families grew as well. Among families with children under age 18, about 20 percent, or 1 in 5, were living in poverty last year.

That's 20% of the population, folks.

In Stockton, California, post bankruptcy, as reported by recordnet.com in 2013: "Stockton is home to almost 30,000 children living below the federal poverty line ($23,050 for a family of four), according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Using the bureau's 2011 American Community Survey, researchers have determined that 37.4 percent of the city's children are poor. That makes Stockton 18th in the nation, according to the National Center for Children in Poverty."

In Birmingham, Alabama, as of May, 2014 (as reported at weldham.com), in the city zip code of 35203, "The poverty rate in 35203 is a staggering 47.1 percent, meaning that nearly one of every two residents in the ZIP code lives below poverty level."

In Minneapolis, as reported at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/sustainability/indicators/WCMS1P-093584:

Over 50% of African-Americans and Indigenous Americans live in poverty.

By this Federal Policing program, President Obama wants to appear to be "doing something", by painting all police as racist, to distract residents of these cities from the reality that what he cannot do is fix the poverty that the outsourcing/offshoring of jobs has caused to happen.

His corporate masters have let him know, in no uncertain terms, that they will continue to suck the life out of communities like these, and source work into cheaper pools of labour internationally.

Does police training, nationally, need to be changed, to make police treat ALL Americans less like the IDF generally treats Palestinians?!? Absolutely. I am very lucky; I have had a few speeding tickets in my life (which I earned, BTW), but I have never had a confrontation with any law enforcement personnel.

But the fundamental flaw here is that when prosperity gets taken away from average citizens, the rise in crime is a direct result of this.
And Obama is impotent to provide any "hope and change" in this matter for poor Americans.

Nov 04 11:12

Obama: Making Hillary Clinton secretary of State one of my ‘best decisions’

Asking Hillary Clinton to serve as secretary of State was "one of the best decisions I ever made as president," President Obama told philanthropists and donors gathered Tuesday at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City.

The president showered the former first lady — and front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination — with praise, saying he "will always be grateful for her extraordinary leadership."

Obama went on to joke that he still had "a lot of debt to pay" because of the miles Clinton traveled when in his administration. But he also praised the former New York senator for her "post-administration glow."

"She looks much more rested," Obama said to laughter.

Nov 04 11:11

James Lancia - Downtown White Police: Why the Establishment Turned on Cops

James Lancia is a retired police officer who worked closely with the FBI, DEA, ATF, and Statewide Narcotics Agency as a patrolman in the Bridgeport Police Department in Connecticut. Lancia is the author of the book, “”Downtown White Police”: Demonizing the Alpha Cop, Glorifying Thugs, and Militarizing Law Enforcement.” James is also now a military artist, painting museum pieces for the French Foreign Legion. His historical military artwork has been featured at West Point and in various other US museums and magazines.

James is with us to discuss the subject matter of his book, which is an exposé of the forces at work in American society that are leading us down the dangerous path to a militarized police force.

Nov 04 11:09

Russian plane crash: Evidence points to previous tail damage being likely cause of crash, expert says

A sudden heat "bloom" detected at the site of a Russian plane crash in Egypt would be consistent with a catastrophic structural failure caused by long-standing damage to the plane's tail, an Australian aviation expert says.

Geoffrey Thomas, the Perth-based editor of Airlineratings.com, said he believed damage from a "tail-strike" during a heavy landing in Cairo 14 years ago was the most likely cause of Saturday's crash that killed 224 people.

Nov 04 11:05

Middle-Aged White Men Are Dying

"... rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids."

The mortality rate for whites 45 to 54 years old with no more than a high school education increased by 134 deaths per 100,000 people from 1999 to 2014.

“It is difficult to find modern settings with survival losses of this magnitude,” wrote two Dartmouth economists, Ellen Meara and Jonathan S. Skinner, in a commentary to the Deaton-Case analysis to be published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Nov 04 10:38

BEX Alert!!! - "Sen. Graham calls for war bill: Next 9/11 coming from Syria"

US Senator Lindsey Graham has said the US Congress is unlikely to reach an agreement on a war authorization against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Syria, where “the next 9/11 is coming from.”

"I think Democrats and a few Republicans have absolutely no clue as to the threats that we face," the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday, according to The Hill.

"We're going to get attacked from Syria. That's where the next 9/11 is coming from. After that happens, and I pray that I'm wrong, everybody will take a different view," Graham, a presidential candidate for 2016, added.

Nov 04 10:35

Cargo plane crash-lands in S. Sudan, 41 reported dead

An Antonov-12 Soviet-made cargo plane has crash-landed near South Sudan’s airport shortly after taking off. 41 people have been killed on board and on the ground.

The crashed plane may have had about 20 crew and passengers, two of which survived, according to the South Sudanese president’s spokesman. Also, others on the ground may have been killed.

Nov 04 10:17

MILPLEX: AFTER GIVING MILLIONS TO LAWMAKERS WHO CONTROL PENTAGON SPENDING, NORTHROP AWARDED $21 BILLION BOMBER CONTRACT

Northrop Grumman, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, turned a million-dollar lobbying investment into a billion-dollar contract bonanza.

The weapons maker last week was announced as the winner of a $21.4 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force to build at least 21 stealth bombers.

The lobbying figure was compiled by the Center for Public Integrity, which examined five years’ worth of expenditures by Northrop Grumman. The investigation revealed the defense contractor contributed $4.6 million to the campaigns of 224 lawmakers since 2010, demonstrating a long-range lobbying strategy devised to win the contract to build Long Range Strike bombers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absolute absence of) shock at this award.

I wonder what it feels like, as a corporate executive, to actually own Congressional representatives; it must truly be wonderful; the gift that keeps on giving!!

I wonder if these execs have pictures of their purchased Congressional reps at their homes, decorating their walls, like pictures of a prized pet.

But I will make a fearless set of predictions about these stealth bombers; they will be late, in terms of actual deployment; they will have staggering cost overruns; and they will not perform in the field as advertised.

But these are precisely the outcomes which can be expected of bought politicians who no longer represent the true cares and concerns of constituents they allegedly represent, but only those goals of the corporations which, overtly and covertly, fund their election cycles.

Nov 04 10:14

How Bernie Sanders Plans to Transform the Postal Service and Help Millions in Poverty

Millions of low-income Americans depend on check cashing institutions, pawn shops, and payday loans to fulfill much of their banking needs. These places are notorious for ripping people off and serves as one of the countless barriers that keep poor people impoverished.

Nov 04 10:14

"Single payer works because you save $400 billion a year in administrative costs, and you can take that money and improve care for everyone. And that’s what we need."

As the Obamacare open enrollment period begins, it’s the end for many healthcare co-ops, leaving hundreds of thousands of people scrambling to find coverage. The co-ops were founded to offer a cheaper alternative on insurance exchanges after Democrats stopped demanding a public option. But since going live three years ago, the co-ops have faced major cutbacks from the Republican-controlled Congress.

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Nov 04 10:12

Maldives Declares State of Emergency

The Maldives government declared a state of emergency amid public unrest following a suspected assassination attempt on the country’s president.
The Foreign Ministry said that the state of emergency would remain in place for the next 30 days due to threats to national security, RT reported.
Umar Naseer, the minister of home affairs, confirmed that the emergency had been declared.

Nov 04 10:08

Sinai plane crash: co-pilot complained about airbus before flight – video

The co-pilot of the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula had complained about the technical condition of the aircraft, his wife has told Russian media. Natalya Trukhacheva, wife of Sergy Trukhacheva. the co-pilot of Airbus A321 Sergey Trukhacheva, also told Russian television channel NTV that her husband, Sergey, would have landed the plane “if any chance existed.”

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Nov 04 09:56

Overheard In Congress: Janet Yellen Is Not "Doing God's Work" If She Raises Rates Before May

While Janet Yellen has made herself ill from stressing over whether she should or should not raise rates (in December... or ever) as she weighs the economy, the market, and her credibility, Representative Brad Sherman just dropped another huge weight on her shoulders. During Yellen's testimony this morning, having expressed notable hawkishness towards a December hike, Sherman told Yellen that God does not want her to raise interest rates until May. As one Twitter wit noted - you can't make this stuff up.

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Nov 04 09:49

Cargo plane crash-lands in S. Sudan, 41 reported dead

The plane was owned by the local Allied Services air carrier, and was 45 years old.

Nov 04 09:49

Shots reported fired near Chattanooga Naval Center

Police are responding to reports of shots fired near the Navy & Marine Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The same recruitment center was the site of a shooting on July 16, where six people died.

Two 911 calls were made around 10:25 a.m., one placed from the nearby Chattanooga State Community College. The college was locked down as a precaution. There were no reports of anyone seeing a shooter on campus.

Nov 04 09:49

SYRIAN INVASION PLANNED SINCE 2012 – ‘NO BOOTS ON GROUND’ A LIE FROM THE START

The mainstream media continues its job as Praetorian Guard by consuming the airways with whether Obama’s putting troops in Syria really means “boots on the ground.” The drama centers on the status of their vaunted Special Forces, which enjoy greater discretion in murdering people and, it seems, don’t wear real boots.

The increasing U.S. intervention in Syria, through overt and covert means, is playing out a well-known strategy of those in the business of global hegemony—one known as the Hegelian Dialectic.

We now appear to be starting the “solution phase” of a Problem-Reaction-Solution method used for many goals of the State. Here it serves to exert control over foreign lands through death and destruction. Create the problem, stoke the reaction, and provide the solution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A government which continually lies to its people, and the world, with impunity, no longer deserves any trust or belief at this point.

The United States of America's government has devolved into a terrorist, rogue organisation hell-bent on the continuation of its hegemony at all costs.

And the sickening thing for me, as a Christian pacifist who very much cares about this country and its future, is that no matter who we vote for come the 2016 election, there is utterly no choice between candidates.

We will simply be voting for more wars, and more destruction, which translates as more profits for the large corporations, and the banks, no matter who wins.

President Obama does a magnificent job of acting the faux populist; but at the end of the day, he is no less a tool of the monied classes than are his "alleged" Republican opponents.

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Nov 04 09:46

Media: The cause of the crash A321 was an explosion in the engine

As a result of decoding the black box is installed cause of the collapse of the Airbus A321. These flight recorders confirm the technical failure in the airplane. Namely, that there was a fire in the engine, which led to the explosion. He writes about this edition of the Egyptian Almasryalyoum.

Causes of fire in the engine is now installed by experts. Also, citing an anonymous source in the Prosecutor General of Egypt publication reports that the version of the attack on the plane finally rejected.

Today it became known first data obtained after the decoding of the flight recorders Airbus A321. Preliminary analysis of the contents of the black boxes showed that pilots in the conversation were no reports of technical malfunctions on board.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, that seems to settle that!

The lesson to take away from this tragedy is how many people, governments, and corporate media institutions tried to wave these bloody shirts for their own political agendas. Keep this in mind when the next big story breaks!

Nov 04 09:41

What’s Angela’s Angle?

With her recent “counterintuitive” decision to flood her country with Third World hordes, it’s tempting to see Angela Merkel as yet another old woman slowly going batty, or as a semi-tragic figure giving into her unrealized maternal instinct by fixating it on hordes of young male Muslim migrants that even a hyper efficient country like Germany can’t handle.

Nov 04 09:37

Chinese Hackers? US Propagandists Should Look in the Mirror

How is it that despite all the revelations of Edward Snowden regarding US intelligence and military snooping capabilities across the globe, Americans still cannot accept the culpability of their own government and corporate interests – the two work hand in hand – in global cyber-espionage? Even if they explicitly or implicitly know about the NSA, CIA, DIA, and Pentagon programs (among many others), their instinctive reaction is to blame China. Why?

Nov 04 09:26

COPS NOW STEALING YOUR STUFF TO ‘PROTECT YOU’ FROM PEOPLE WHO MIGHT STEAL YOUR STUFF

In a ridiculous move, ostensibly designed to protect citizens from theft, the New Haven police department has begun stealing things from innocent individuals. Yes, you read that correctly. The New Haven police department announced its plans this week to start stealing things from unsuspecting residents who leave their doors unlocked. If you are missing your valuables, it may not have been taken by a private thief, it could have been stolen by a public thief.

Nov 04 09:23

TSA airport screeners’ ability to detect weapons declared “pitiful”

US lawmakers and federal watchdogs on Tuesday derided the Transportation Security Administration's ability, or lack thereof, to adequately detect weapons and other contraband during the passenger screening process at the nation's airports.

Nov 04 09:22

Saying U.S. is ‘corrupt,’ black American man applies for refugee status in Canada

A few weeks ago, Oregon man Kyle Canty was arrested after he refused to leave a bus station. Another time, police officers approached him because they thought he had flagged down their cruiser — but left as soon as the misunderstanding was cleared up.

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Nov 04 08:47

Black box analysis suggests an explosion in an engine caused Russian holiday jet to crash, say Egyptian sources, as footage emerges showing smouldering wreckage two hours after it plunged into the desert

The Russian holiday jet crash is likely to have been caused by an explosion in one of the engines, it was revealed today.

Sources in Egypt say this conclusion came from initial analysis of the black box recorders and observations at the crash site.

The report by Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm did not elaborate on whether the blast was caused by a technical fault or a bomb.

However, Russian news outlet LifeNews, citing the same source, reported that a fire caused by a 'technical failure' in one of the engines triggered an explosion.

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Nov 04 08:41

Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

Concerned music lovers are backing a petition aimed at preventing Phil Collins' musical rebirth.

The former Genesis drummer and famed solo artist stepped out of the limelight in 2011, intending to spend more time with his family. However, he announced last month he was planning a new album. He told Rolling Stone: "I'm no longer officially retired. The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go."

This prompted one concerned citizen to attempt to shut the stable door before the easy-listening horse can bolt. In requesting United Nations intervention, the Change.org petition states: "There is far too much suffering in the world as it is. This must be stopped."

Nov 04 08:17

Secret Cable Reveals US Plan To Overthrow Assad By Exploiting "Extremist Groups"

But even as the world begins gradually to come around to the idea that the US and the West might well have had a role in supporting many of the rebel groups that are currently fighting for control of Syria, the notion that Washington might have intentionally started the Syrian civil war by provoking Sunni extremists (among other tactics) is still seen by many as too horrific a possibility to take seriously. Unfortunately - as a declassified secret US government document obtained by the public interest law firm Judicial Watch (profiled here) suggested earlier this year - it's highly likely that the US intentionally destabilized the Assad regime in pursuit of Washington’s geopolitical interests. That deliberate destabilization has now led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and untold human suffering.

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Nov 04 08:16

Illinois police officer whose death started major manhunt committed suicide – report

US authorities are set to announce that the Illinois police lieutenant, Joseph Gliniewicz, whose death sparked a four-day manhunt in September, in fact killed himself.

The news emerged from an unidentified official who spoke to AP ahead of a Wednesday news conference on the issue.

Nov 04 08:04

Even Retailers Suffering As Americans Too Poor to Shop: “Everyone Is Broke Except the 1%”

Welcome to the "changing income landscape" in America... a "seismic shift" where the middle class has disappeared.

The disappearing middle class is challenging many major American brands.

“We think that consumer bifurcation has been an important driver,” Hershey CEO John Bilbrey said, referring to the growing gap between upper-income and lower-income consumers.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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Nov 04 07:53

Hamas says Britain must apologize for Balfour Declaration carving up Palestine

Palestinian political Islamists Hamas have demanded Britain apologize for agreeing to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1917, a move experts say had “profound and pervasive” consequences for those who lived there.

Hamas released its statement Monday to coincide with the 98th anniversary of the declaration. It claimed the 1917 agreement between then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and influential Jewish community leader Baron Walter Rothschild is now null and void.

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Nov 04 06:47

Takata Airbag Update:

Takata Airbag Update: Honda To Stop Using Takata Inflaters In Newer Models After US Fine

Nov 04 06:40

Payback's A Bitch! Ron Paul Endorses Donald Trump For President

HANNITY: First of all, before you say what I think you're going to say, did you check in with your Senator son - the presidential candidate - who I guess everyone is telling him to give it up, drop out of the race?

PAUL: "Well, you know, my first choice had always been my son. He campaigned for me when he was eleven years old, as Rand always says. He's still my first pick. But, you know, now that it's clearly game over for Rand, tonight, I'm happy to announce that I'm going to be supporting Donald Trump... "Also, truth be told, Rand and I disagree on a number of things. Bradley Jenner, I mean Manning, the Confederate flag (I love it, Rand says it's a "symbol of murder!) and Palestine. I wonder why they're never mentioned while Ran demonizes them with Jewish billionaires! I think there's been too many Palestinians killed while Rand thinks they're the ones doing the killing.. It all a bit to much. It's Trump time."

Nov 04 06:28

19-Year-Old Tries To Run Over Officer In Burger King Parking Lot

Police say driver tries to run over officer in Burger King parking lot in Worcester

A Worcester [MA]police officer was injured after someone (*19-year-old Connor Davis http://wfxt.images.worldnow.com/images/9167055_G.jpg ) allegedly tried to run over him in a Burger King parking lot, according to police.
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Officers said Davis tried to flee the scene, and drove toward the officer once again. The officer then fired two rounds into the vehicle.
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In court, as Davis' parents listened, prosecutors called Davis a dangerous person and asked that he be held on no bail until the next hearing.

Nov 04 06:05

BB Gun Shot And Rocks Thrown At Homeless

3 youths allegedly shot a BB gun and threw rocks at homeless people living under bridge

Lowell [MA]police arrested three juveniles Tuesday morning after they allegedly shoot a BB gun, and threw rocks at homeless people living under a bridge, according to a police release.
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The juveniles ran away upon seeing the officer, and one threw a rock at him
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A 14-year-old was charged with juvenile delinquency, unlawful possession of a BB gun by a minor, three counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and trespassing. Two 12-year-olds were charged with juvenile delinquency, three counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and trespassing, according to police.

Nov 04 05:04

"Go home or we will gas you until you die. Your families, your children, everyone"

“Go home or we will gas you until you die. Your families, your children, everyone – we will kill you”

Nov 03 23:12

Towards a reversal of the situation in the Near East

The days of the « Arab Spring » are almost over. As of now, the White House and the Kremlin are redesigning the contours of the « Greater Middle East ». However, their agreement, which was concluded before the Russian military intervention in Syria, could still be modified by the changes in the balance of power. There is no proof that Moscow will accept the stabilisation of Syria or ignore the partition of Turkey and Saudi Arabia which are soon to begin. In any event, the coming upheaval will modify the status quo which has been in place for the last five years. Most of the powers implicated are therefore scrambling to change sides before the other players.

Nov 03 19:22

The TPP, Internet censorship, and Trudeau's first big test as prime minister

Despite vowing to release the full text before the election, Trade Minister Ed Fast reneged on his promise only days later, leaving Canadians without an opportunity to judge for themselves if the trumped-up benefits of the TPP are truly there at all.

For an example of just how bad the TPP is for Canadians, let's take a look at the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter. For years, digital rights experts the world over have been calling it "one of the worst global threats to the Internet."

The previous government assured Canadians that the TPP's changes to copyright law are "fully consistent with Canadian law and policy." But only days after the announcement by trade ministers, the final version of the IP chapter was leaked -- and it's even worse than we could have imagined.

We know now that Canadians will see copyright terms extended by 20 years, robbing the public domain and snatching what experts estimate will be hundreds of millions of dollars out of our pockets every year.

Nov 03 19:05

ISRAEL CAUSED RUSSIAN METROJET CRASH IN EGYPT?

An American infra-red satellite detected a heat flash seconds before the Russian plane fell from the sky, suggesting there was some sort of explosion on board.

The passengers "in the tail section of the liner died because of so-called blast injuries."

"Several military experts say a small bomb - either with a timer, or triggered by altitude - now appears to be the most likely cause of the Russian plane crash in Egypt's Sinai desert."

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Nov 03 18:34

Number of Denver Trick-or-Treaters Dosed With Pot Edibles: Zero — Again

Last year, the Denver Police Department and Smart Colorado, an organization concerned about youth access to marijuana, hyped up the possibility of pot edibles being handed out to Halloween trick-or-treaters.

Nov 03 18:32

Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously." Not dependent on location, leading researchers to believe that national media coverage of a mass shooting might play a role

Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.

Nov 03 17:59

Happy Hallowe’en! A Belated Scare Story

solving the unfairness of a loving family by outlawing families

babble such as : We think that although in practice it makes sense to parent your biological offspring, that is not the same as saying that in virtue of having produced the child the biological parent has the right to parent.

Nov 03 16:27

Arthur Topham's First week Report of Canada Supreme Court Trial

Now that the first week of the trial has ended and there’s been no mention of it in Canada’s mainstream media, other than the local Quesnel Cariboo Observer, I believe it’s fair to assume that the mainstream news outlets in this country have collectively decided to censor the case in order that the Canadian public remains unaware of the importance of what’s occurring in British Columbia. It’s therefore up to the alternative news media to do its best to cover this important historic event in Canadian jurisprudence and bring it to the attention of internet readers.

Nov 03 16:19

IPCC Lead Author: 25 Years Of Failed Global Warming Policies Have Made Us Poorer

Environmental economist Richard Tol wants the world to deal with global warming, but his data shows the past 25 years of climate policies in rich countries have done nothing to fundamentally tackle the issue. If anything, Tol argues, current and past climate policies have only served to make most people a little poorer while benefiting those in politically favored industries or with connections to powerful politicians.

Nov 03 16:18

162 Days Later, The Treasury Finally Updates The Total US Debt Number, And It Is...

As of Friday, this peculiar situation has been resolved following the latest deal by both parties to suspend the debt ceiling until March 2017 which also means that we finally got an updated total public debt number.

And so, after 162 work days without an update, the latest US debt number is $18,492,091,120,833.99 (yes, and 99 cents), an increase of $339.1 billion since the latest official pre-debt ceiling update. This is also 102.5% of GDP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The words "completely insane" and "have they gone completely barking mad in Congress and the Fed?" just don't do this number justice!!

Nov 03 16:17

FLASHBACK: Linux makers release patch to thwart new 'Ghost' cyber threat

Old bug. Fixed about 10 months ago.

Red Hat Inc and other makers of the widely used Linux operating system for business computers updated their software on Tuesday to thwart a serious new cyber threat they warned could allow hackers to gain remote control of their systems.

The previously undisclosed vulnerability, dubbed "Ghost," is deemed critical because attackers could exploit it to covertly gain complete control of a targeted Linux system, according to cyber security firm Qualys, which uncovered the bug.

Nov 03 15:50

Sweden Facing Collapse Due To Massive Influx of Refugees

Sweden has long been considered one of the most peaceful and prosperous nations on the planet. However, that prosperity is rapidly dissipating as hundreds of thousands of refugees move into Europe. And according to Sweden’s foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, they’ll do more than just hurt her nation’s standard of living.

“I think most people feel that we cannot maintain a system where perhaps 190,000 people will arrive every year – in the long run, our system will collapse.” Rather than asking her government to restrict immigration, she has since called on other EU nations to accept a higher percentage of the refugees. As it stands now, Sweden is taking in more migrants as a percentage of their population, than any other EU state. Now ethnic tensions are brewing as arson attacks against refugee centers become more frequent, and crime rates soar in cities with high migrant populations. However, the refugee crisis is really just the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Nov 03 15:49

77% of Two-Year-Olds Now Use Mobile Devices on a Daily Basis

There is no doubt that the pace of technological development we’ve seen in recent years has been both amazing, and frightening. It’s certainly made our lives easier, but no one can ignore the fact that these developments are happening faster than the human race can adapt to them. Predictably, this has spawned a widespread fear of technology in our culture

These fears must be prolific. If they weren’t, then Hollywood would have never made a fortune on movie franchises like The Terminator and The Matrix, and TV shows like Battlestar Galactica. Clearly, there are plenty of people in our society who are deeply afraid of the direction that modern technology is lurching towards.

Nov 03 15:47

American Police State: Cops Have Killed 1,000 People So Far This Year in U.S.

Monday night marked the passing of 1,000 people killed by police in the U.S. this year. Although officers claim these killings were justified, video evidence and witness statements often contradict the official narrative.

In contrast, 105 law enforcement officers have died since the beginning of the year. Last year, the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund reported 117 officer fatalities. Instead of waging a fictitious war on cops, officer fatalities have actually been declining since 2007 and 2001, which reported 192 and 241 deaths respectively.

Nov 03 15:46

Bye Bye Flu Shots: Japanese Researchers Have Created a Flu Cure that Works in One Day

It is being reported in foreign press outlets that Japanese researchers have created the world’s first drug which can cure a person of the flu — any flu — in just one day. It reportedly has the ability to stop the spread of flu viruses in the human body instantly.

Of course, sadly, we probably won’t see or hear anything about it here in America.

Why?

Because the flu is a $1.6 billion industry in this country and it can’t make that much money if its cured in a single day, now can it?

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Nov 03 15:44

$20 Trillion Debt when Obama Leaves Office

We are broke; DEAD BROKE. With nearly $20 trillion in admitted national debt, and another $220 trillion in unfunded liabilities, there is no denying how bad things really are. The only reason we aren’t seeing the breadlines of the 1920s is because the government has subsidized the biggest Ponzi scheme in American history.

Nov 03 15:29

Shut Up, Tony Blair — Save The Apologies, Just Stop Promoting War! (RON PAUL)

Here’s an idea: instead of apologies and non-apologies from politicians, how about an actual debate on the policies that led to such disasters? Why not discuss why the US keeps being drawn into wars on false pretexts? But that is a discussion we will not have, because both parties are in favor of these wars. They are ready to spend us into Third World status to continue their empire. When we get there, we will never hear their apologies.

Nov 03 15:26

Road to Recovery: Ten Steps for the Constitution and Liberty

By now, you’ve likely read plenty about how the Constitution has been twisted to give the federal government power far beyond anything the Founders ever planned. You already know the dangers of an unchecked President, of a Congress that passes bills without reading them, of agencies that do what they want, and judges who believe in precedent over original meaning.

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