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Aug 28 09:55

You’ll be Scanned “At Least Once a Week,” Trash Trucks to be Equipped with License Plate Scanners

Councilman Johnny Khamis of San Jose recently suggested that garbage trucks should be used to help the police catch suspects. The councilman said that license plate readers can be placed on garbage trucks, and would send information back to police.

This would give police an extra level of surveillance that would be undetected by most people.

Aug 28 09:57

Declassified CIA Documents Reveal How Disastrous America’s Post-9/11 Plans Really Were

Scholars working on the contemporary Middle East are living through something of a golden age where evidence is uniquely plentiful for three reasons.

First, the disastrous failures of US policy in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to an unprecedented programme of declassification of documents (some with significant redactions) as part of the cathartic process of trying to understand how so many mistakes were made before and after 9/11.

Aug 28 10:04

Palestinian lives are more important than reelection of US lawmakers: Analyst

Members of the US Congress should support the Palestinian people and take a stand against Israel and must realize that the lives of millions of people are more important than their reelection, an American author and human rights says.

Aug 28 10:13

Where is Neo When We Need Him

In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault. For example, the current decline in the US stock market is not because years of excessive liquidity supplied by the Federal Reserve have created a bubble so overblown that a mere six stocks, some of which have no earnings commiserate with their price, accounted for more than all of the gain in market capitalization in the S&P 500 prior to the current disruption.

In our Matrix existence, the stock market decline is not due to corporations using their profits, and even taking out loans, to repurchase their shares, thus creating an artificial demand for their equity shares.

The decline is not due to the latest monthly reporting of durable goods orders falling on a year-to-year basis for the sixth consecutive month.

The stock market decline is not due to a week economy in which after a decade of alleged economy recovery, new and existing home sales are still down by 63% and 23% from the peak in July 2005.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China's economy is based heavily on manufactured exports. Their biggest customer was the US. as the US economy was driven into a Kamikaze dive by the money=junkies, Americans could no longer afford to buy products, including Chinese imports. Hence, China is actually one of the victims of Wall Street, right alongside ordinary Americans, but makes a great scapegoat by a financial and political class incapable of accepting responsibility for their mistakes.

Aug 28 10:24

HUGE Scandal – Chelsea isn’t Bill Clinton’s Daughter?

Another skeleton in Hillary’s closet is coming back to haunt her… It appears Chelsea Clinton’s real father is Webster Hubbell, the former Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas. Hubbell was a law partner at Rose Law Firm with Hillary, and became one of the most important Clinton-insiders.

Then-Governor Clinton appointed Hubbell as Chief Justice of the Arkansas State Supreme Court, but 10 years later he resigned before pleading guilty to federal mail fraud and tax evasion for overbilling clients. Hubbell served 15 months in prison.

The New Yorker reported on rumors that Hillary Clinton’s affair was first noticed in 1984 at the Governor’s Mansion during Bill’s second term, but had started long before.

Apparently, Bill Clinton is infertile. This raises serious character questions about Hillary Clinton… If she was elected, this type of sex scandal could open her up to blackmail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The likeness between Web Hubbell and Chelsea was a lot more obvious before Chelsea "had some work done. And it's been known that Web was her real father sine the 1990s. Normally, WRH doesn't do stories that harm the children for the crimes of the parents, but Chelsea is an adult, entering public life, and the nation should know about Hillary's real behaviors, which not only include the affair with Hubbell, but also the much-rumored affair with fellow Rose Law Firm partner (and suicided White House Deputy Council) Vincent Foster.

Aug 28 10:24

Hurricane Katrina: Costliest natural disaster in US history in numbers

In addition to the human cost of 1,836 lives lost and over one million people displaced in the Gulf Coast region, Hurricane Katrina had staggering impact on the local economy and was the costliest natural disaster in United States history.

Aug 28 10:27

IN PHOTOS ~~ ONE YEAR ON // REMEMBERING THE DEAD IN GAZA

August 26th 2015, one year after the brutal Israeli massacre in Gaza, Jewish Voice For Peace organized a memorial march through New York City from West 77th St. to Columbus Circle. 200+ people participated in the memorial. As the they marched with signs and banners they boldly called out “Free Gaza”, “End the occupation” and “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes”. The group entered Columbus Circle in silence to honor the thousands murdered and injured in the attack which included children.

Aug 28 10:28

DONALD TRUMP PROVES IT’S FOR REAL

Trump ‘I don’t wear a toupee, it’s my hair, I swear’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who the heck CARES!!!!! The Presidency isn't supposed to be a beauty contest!

Aug 28 10:30

Economics of a Crash

This month has seen something that happens not very often: it appears to be the early stages of a global stock market crash.

Aug 28 10:30

FIFTY TWO YEARS LATER … THE TRUTH THAT DIDN’T SET US FREE

Rosa sat so Martin could walk …
Martin walked so Barack could run …
Barack ran so all our children could fly …

There is no doubt in my mind that Martin Luther King would have rejoiced the day Obama was elected President of the United States. His dream was finally realised ...

Or was it??

The dream did not include the continuation of illegal wars …
Nor the racial profiling and hate crimes in the streets …
Nor the use of drones against innocent civilians …
Nor the erosion of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The dream spoken about above was supposed to set us free, but we still have a long way to go.

Don’t Give Up The Fight!

Aug 28 10:32

Ashley Madison CEO Quits

A few months ago, Ashley Madison was the most anticipated upcoming adultery social network IPO. Then it was hacked, and all 34 million member accounts were exposed (with some amusing results and even more amusing explanations), leading to questions how long can the company exist in its current iteration, if at all.

Moments ago we got the first answer, when the Daily Beast first reported that Avid Life Media, Noel Biderman, is stepping down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Biderman was running a total scam. The vast majority of the female profiles were fakes! In fact I would not be surprised if there never were any actual affairs that resulted from this hoax!

Aug 28 10:44

Love thy neighbour: The Texas town welcoming undocumented migrants

In 2014, the number of people crossing the southern border into the US suddenly shot upwards: more than 130,000 refugees from Central America arrived; almost half were under 18, and travelling alone. They were fleeing persistent and growing violence – and continuing poverty – in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Most of them forded the Rio Grande – wading if it was shallow, or paddling across in inflatable boats – and arrived in Texas. Rather than sneaking through the underbrush, these border-crossers turned themselves in to the border patrol at the first opportunity – hoping they would be welcomed as refugees. They came in such great numbers that they overwhelmed the existing border patrol facilities – small lockups, not intended to hold people for more than a few days. Soon, new arrivals were being housed in offices, aeroplane hangars and anywhere else the agency could find beds, or even empty patches of floor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem NO ONE in US government wants to really address is, why are these people fleeing their country of origin, because they know they cannot go back?!?

I will give you an answer in just 3 words, as is it is for displaced Syrians, desperately fleeing their country and attempting to get to Europe for sanctuary and refugee status: US foreign policy.

As reported at the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) at their website, nacla.org:

During his brief visit to Costa Rica in May 2013, President Obama appeared eager to downplay the U.S. regional security agenda, emphasizing instead trade relations, energy cooperation, and youth programs. “So much of the focus ends up being on security,” he complained during a joint press conference with his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla. “But we also have to recognize that problems like narco-trafficking arise in part when a country is vulnerable because of poverty, because of institutions that are not working for the people, because young people don’t see a brighter future ahead.” Asked by a journalist about the potential use of U.S. warships to counter drug-trafficking, Obama was adamant: “I’m not interested in militarizing the struggle against drug trafficking.” Human rights organizations from Central America, Mexico, and the United States see the administration’s regional security policy very differently. In a letter sent to Obama and the region’s other presidents last year, over 145 civil society organizations called out U.S. policies that “promote militarization to address organized crime.” These policies, the letter states, have only resulted in a “dramatic surge in violent crime, often reportedly perpetrated by security forces themselves. Human rights abuses against our families and communities are, in many cases, directly attributable to failed and counterproductive security policies that have militarized our societies in the name of the ‘war on drugs.’” The surge in U.S. security assistance has coincided with a notable regional increase in the militarization of law enforcement activities. Starting in 2007, former President Felipe Calderón of Mexico began deploying tens of thousands of troops as part of his government’s crackdown on drugs and organized crime. In El Salvador troops were deployed in the streets in 2009 and their presence was increased in 2011. In 2011 and 2012 Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes appointed active and inactive military officers to top security posts, breaking with the tradition since the country’s 1992 peace accords of keeping these posts in civilian hands. In Guatemala, meanwhile, over 21,000 army troops have taken up policing missions, often far outnumbering the number of police personnel in the areas where they are deployed. According to the Center for International Policy (CIP) approximately 40% of Guatemala’s security-related posts have been filled by former military officers, since former army chief Otto Perez Molina’s 2012 ascension to the presidency. * U.S. security funding to Honduras was briefly suspended following the June 2009 military coup. But by the following year the United States had resumed funding at a higher rate than before the coup, even though the Center for Justice and International Law noted that “high-ranking Army officers or former members of the Army against whom complaints were brought for their participation in the coup d’état, are occupying executive positions in government offices.” In November 2011 the Honduran government began sending military patrols into the streets to fight common crime, and in August 2013 a new Military Police for Public Order was created, tasked with cracking down on gang activity. Military involvement in policing duties had been prohibited under the Honduran constitution, but in January 2014 the country’s legislature amended the constitution to permit a military police force. Though the U.S. government has remained silent regarding military involvement in law enforcement activities, the steady increase of U.S. assistance to national armed forces has, if anything, been an indicator of tacit U.S. support. But the U.S. role in militarization of national police forces has been direct as well. In 2011 and 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Team (FAST)—which had previously carried out military-style missions in Afghanistan—set up camp in Honduras to train a local counternarcotics police unit and help plan and execute drug interdiction operations in the Mosquitia, a remote region in eastern Honduras that has recently become a hub for the transit of drug shipments northward. Supported by U.S. helicopters mounted with high caliber machine guns, these operations were nearly indistinguishable from military missions, and locals routinely referred to the DEA and Honduran police agents as “soldados” (soldiers). According to The New York Times, five “commando style squads” of FAST teams have been deployed across Central America to train and support local counternarcotics units. In July 2013, the Honduran government created a new “elite” police unit called the Intelligence Troop and Special Security Group, or TIGRES (Spanish for “tigers”). The unit, which human rights groups contend is military in nature, has been deployed in tandem with the new military police force and has received training in military combat tactics from both U.S. and Colombian Special Forces units.

In short, these refugees are running away from brutal situations created directly by US foreign policy.

And the US government is about to reap the whirlwind regarding these policies. When a government sows chaos and oppression in foreign countries to achieve a good geopolitical outcome for the 1%, there will be consequences.

Just ask Angela Merkel, desperate as foreign refugees, fleeing from the US government's wars or US-enabled wars, are streaming into Germany in order to achieve refugee status, and the German people are getting furious about the refugee situation.

Just ask the Governors of any US/Mexico border states, and they will tell you that there is rage growing among its citizens as to illegal aliens streaming across their borders, for whom there are no financial assets with which to help them.

But please, let's put the blame where it belongs; on a US foreign policy which coddles dictators (known in DC as "OT", or "our thugs") who suppress their own people brutally, and who are, no doubt, making money hand over fist in the drug trade.

Unfortunately, sanity and US foreign policy have not had a good on-going relationship for many, many years now.

Aug 28 10:45

Russia to Cooperate With UK, Germany in Space

Russia's space agency signs a number of agreements on cooperation with its German counterpart. Meanwhile a UK company may sell the guidance system for Russian satellites

Aug 28 10:47

Virginia journalists’ death details revealed

The two Virginia journalists shot earlier this week both received gunshot wounds to the head, according to state officials. The causes of death for Alison Parker and Adam Ward have been classed as homicides.

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