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DICTATORSHIP

Jul 15 16:04

California Enacts Vaccine Law That Forces Parents to Choose Between Human Rights and Civil Rights

From flash to bang, it took the politically powerful corporate, medical trade, and government lobbyists just six months this year to gut the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking and the civil right to a school education in California.

They did it by enacting a new law (SB 277) signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 29, 2015 that denies parents the legal right to file a personal belief exemption to vaccination for religious and conscientious beliefs so their children can attend school.

In order to sign the bill into law, Governor Brown had to abandon his long-standing legislative record as a champion of parental and religious rights and school education.

Jul 15 15:59

BREAKING: Greek Parliament Passes 3rd Bailout Agreement; Tsipras Successful in Securing Cross-Party Votes

The controversial third bailout agreement that was negotiated and agreed to– by force, according to Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras– was passed in the Greek parliament following a tense debate and all-night vote. The deal includes tough reforms and unpopular measures that European creditors have imposed on the people of Greece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There will be a run on pitchforks, kerosene, and hemp rope in the Greek hardware stores, I think.

Jul 15 15:52

Greeks Can’t Tap Cash, Gold, Silver In Bank Safety Deposit Boxes

What good is holding gold and silver in a safety deposit box if your bank won’t let you access it?

Jul 15 15:04

The Mess that Nuland Made

Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland engineered Ukraine’s “regime change” in early 2014 without weighing the likely chaos and consequences. Now, as neo-Nazis turn their guns on the government, it’s hard to see how anyone can clean up the mess that Nuland made, writes Robert Parry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wherever Nuland goes, chaos and suffering follow.

Jul 15 14:28

Banksters make out like bandits on Iran deal

Never mind the hubris involved in the U.S. government dictating to a sovereign nation whether it can procure or create specific weapons systems for its own protection; the Iran deal is a boon to banksters and the military-industrial complex.

Jul 15 14:16

Obamacare Was Supposed To Kill Medicare Advantage. It Only Made It Stronger.

Critics immediately seized on the merry-go-round of Washington — how another top White House official has found a job with the lobbyists she used to negotiate with.

“Is there a revolving-door emoji?” NPR’s Jacob Goldstein ruefully tweeted.

But I think there’s a very telling line, buried near the bottom of the Times‘ 798-word story.

“Asked about her priorities, Mr. Tavenner said she wanted to protect Medicare Advantage, the program under which private insurers manage care for more than 30 percent of the 55 million beneficiaries of Medicare.”

There’s a reason why private insurers care so much about Medicare Advantage: It’s arguably their hottest market right now.

Jul 15 13:58

Ron Paul Warns: Greece Today, America Tomorrow?

America will never get its fiscal house in order until we change our foreign policy and stop wasting trillions on unnecessary and unconstitutional wars.

Jul 15 13:26

Video Police Didn’t Want You to See Finally Released: Unarmed Man Shot and Killed by Officers

On the night of June 2, 2013, police in Gardena, California, responded to a call about a bicycle stolen from outside a CVS drugstore. A police dispatcher mistakenly told officers the crime was a robbery. More information about the case was released today, and it is disturbing.

Jul 15 12:49

Will the Feds Curtail Your Right To Travel? — Congress’s Plans to Lock You in

The “right to travel” makes some politicians very nervous. Consider the issue from their viewpoint. Leaving the country makes it more difficult to detain you if the Feds suspect you of a crime, such as withdrawing lawfully earned cash from your bank account. It’s also less convenient to surveil you if your political opinions don’t toe the party line. And above all, it’s harder for Big Brother to grab your assets.

Jul 15 12:41

US ‘Shot Itself in the Foot’ by Pushing Russia Toward China

Jim Rogers said that China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are where all the money is, while the US and Europe have become the largest debtors.

Jul 15 12:33

Unsound Banking: Why Most of the World’s Banks Are Headed for Collapse

This brief article will explain why the world’s banking system is unsound, and what differentiates a sound from an unsound bank. I suspect not one person in 1,000 actually understands the difference. As a result, the world’s economy is now based upon unsound banks dealing in unsound currencies. Both have degenerated considerably from their origins.

Jul 15 12:22

Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z

Despite the best efforts of some to sound the alarm, the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle upon which this nation was founded

Jul 15 12:17

Major Chain Stores Shutting Down As America Faces “Birth Pangs Of Retail Apocalypse”

Reduced consumer spending is heralding a looming economic downturn, if not collapse, with an unprecedented shutdown of major box stores, restaurants and grocers underway. It doesn’t bode well for the millions of Americans who are already seriously struggling, and will only accelerate the death of the middle class.

Jul 15 11:48

Cops Shot Unarmed Georgia Woman in the Head, Admired Their Marksmanship, Prevented First Aid After

An awful story in Georgia about a fatal 2010 police shooting as investigated by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News, illustrates many of the structural and systemic problems in policing and police discipline, not just in Georgia but around the country.

Jul 15 10:28

Hillary Clinton's Refusal to Reinstate Glass-Stegall

Hillary Clinton won’t propose reinstating a bank break-up law known as the Glass-Steagall Act – at least according to Alan Blinder, an economist who has been advising Clinton’s campaign. “You’re not going to see Glass-Steagall,” Blinder said after her economic speech Monday in which she failed to mention it. Blinder said he had spoken to Clinton directly about Glass-Steagall.

This is a big mistake.

It’s a mistake politically because people who believe Hillary Clinton is still too close to Wall Street will not be reassured by her position on Glass-Steagall. Many will recall that her husband led the way to repealing Glass Steagall in 1999 at the request of the big Wall Street banks.

It’s a big mistake economically because the repeal of Glass-Steagall led directly to the 2008 Wall Street crash, and without it we’re in danger of another one.

Jul 15 10:18

Grexit or Jubilee? How Greek Debt Can Be Annulled

The crushing Greek debt could be canceled the way it was made – by sleight of hand. But saving the Greek people and their economy is evidently not in the game plan of the Eurocrats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because then every other member of the EU (and the US) would demand the same thing. The debt is imaginary in the first place. It is money that does not exist and never did. It is all make-believe and we refuse to believe the fairy tale any longer! That is why the money-junkies are so afraid right now.

Jul 15 09:58

Bluesfest removes man waving Confederate flag as artist merchandise criticized

Bluesfest security guards removed a man who was waving a Confederate flag from the festival site last night, according to a witness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are way too many moral cowards willing to go along with government dictates. Which if you recall the "Good Germans" of the 1940s, proved to be the path to disaster!

Jul 15 09:53

They're Trying To Shut Down 'The Ark' - Canada's Largest Private Survival Bunker Was Featured In 'End Of The World - How To Survive Armageddon' - More Survivalists Under Attack!

Back in 1980, a Canadian man by the name of Bruce Beach put together 42 school buses which he buried underneath 14' of ground and 2' of concrete, creating Canada's largest private survival shelter, a shelter which could house 500 people and a shelter which the fire department there is now attempting to shut down. Beach's 'Ark' was featured in the 12 minute video 'End Of The World - How To Survive Armageddon' seen in the 2nd video below. Why are so many survivalists under attack? According to a story from Offgrid Survival, it's the demonization of 'self reliance, patriotism and freedom'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Same reason they are trying to erase all memories and symbols of the Confederacy and the American Revolution.

Jul 15 09:16

Judge releases footage of 2013 police shooting of unarmed man in Los Angeles – video

Dashcam video shows police fatally shooting an unarmed man, Ricardo Diaz Zeferino, in Gardena, Los Angeles, in June 2013. A request to release the footage was made by the Los Angeles Times and was granted by a federal judge after the case was settled by the city of Gardena for $4.7m. The judge ruled that the public had an interest in seeing the video

Jul 15 08:28

Truth Is An Existential Threat To The US Government

As George Orwell noted: “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

That is why the political establishment and the media find Donald Trump so frightening: the danger that the truth might be spoken.

There is, however, a greater peril – when blatant and outrageous lies are no longer sufficient to soothe the electorate into complacency, such a government must begin to curtail liberty and oppress the people in order to sustain itself, an approach with which both Democrats and Republicans find agreement.

Jul 15 08:04

The US Government is Wiretapping WAY More Americans Than it Wants to Admit

Before Edward Snowden released his notorious NSA leaks, national intelligence officials swore they were not spying on millions of innocent people. As they lied through their teeth, ongoing revelations embarrassingly exposed their dishonesty. Now, yet another deception has come to light, revealing that the government has once again lied about the extent of its invasive policies. According to a 2014 year-end report by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO), “a total of 3,554 wiretaps were reported as authorized in 2014, with 1,279 authorized by federal judges and 2,275 authorized by state judges.” While this official number is already high, Albert Gidari, one of the country’s top privacy attorneys, noticed a discrepancy between the AO’s numbers and those detailed by private companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And those are just the "authorized" wiretaps.

Jul 15 07:32

Exclusive: Curtis Ellis Says Trans-Pacific Partnership Is “Not Over!”

Cook said, “I just did an interview couple of days ago with economist and historian, Dr. Tom DiLorenzo, and he talked about the reason we fought the British was because of this type of system of crony capitalism (mercantilism). This is not free market enterprise, this is just giving favors to the politically connected at the expense of tax payers and the middle class, the working people, the American people. This Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), how dangerous is this to our Republic?”

“It’s extremely dangerous to our Republic in many ways,” answered Ellis. “Number one, the TPP sets up a separate court system for foreign corporations that can challenge our laws, and the very power of our government.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Protectionism is the last refuge of bad business.

Jul 15 07:09

22-minute video documents how .01% use sex to sell children of all ages

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22-minute video documents how .01% use sex to sell children of all ages

hat tip: 3MillionTV

This is the best video I’ve seen to prove the .01% wanna-be masters brainwash the public, including children, into sexual distraction and servitude:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9SBpmgXSLk

This artistic selection of video also documents pedophilia (and here), and is only one such video that documents federal and state crimes of obscenity involving minors. For example, under California law (Penal Code section 288 (a), page 64):

“... any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act ... with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child, is guilty of a felony...”
Importantly and in context of corporate media’s general standards:

Jul 14 19:06

H.L.Mencken Quote

The most dangerous man to any government is........

Jul 14 15:53

You Won’t Believe How Many Vets Died Without Receiving VA Treatment

Recently leaked documents have found that over 800,000 veterans are on the VA’s backlog, which began when they started their electronic health care enrollment in 1998. Of those people, an astonishing 238,000 have died without receiving VA treatment.

Jul 14 15:50

The Last Days Of ‘Normal Life’ In America

Sadly, most people don’t understand how the world works because they are so consumed with other things. We live in a society that is absolutely addicted to entertainment. Just recently, I wrote about how the average American spends more than 10 hours a day plugged in to some form of media. If we are not watching television, we are listening to the radio, going to movies, playing video games, messing with our smartphones or spending endless hours on the Internet. And more than 90 percent of the “programming” that we are fed through these devices is produced by just 6 absolutely gigantic media corporations.

Jul 14 15:46

Red-light cameras weren’t really about safety

LETER TO THE EDITOR
Columbus residents accepted the rewriting of the law to demote traffic offenses from criminal to civil violations, at the behest of a publicly traded foreign corporation.

Jul 14 15:27

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras sues US for years of border security harassment

Filmmaker Laura Poitras, who won an Oscar for the Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour, is suing the US government to find out why she spent six years being repeatedly harassed by border security guards.

Jul 14 15:17

The U.S. Government Is Using Hitler’s Playbook And The Dice Are Cast

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

Jul 14 14:48

Gun Free Zones a.k.a. Self Defense Prohibited Zones

Yes, Gun Free Zones suck because they are ineffective. Worse yet, they suck because they actually attract the worst sort of violent criminals. The scum cowards who perpetrate mass murders choose Gun Free Zones because they know they can rule that area of real estate for ten, twenty, or thirty minutes, completely unopposed.

Jul 14 14:46

Sandblasting the Confederate faces off Stone Mountain? Yeah, right

It would take a monster of a sandblaster, and raise some highly uncomfortable questions about the selective editing of history, but the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three leaders of the Confederate States of America on Stone Mountain.

“It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy paid for and maintained with the taxes of all its citizens,” reads the chapter’s release. “NAACP Atlanta chapter is calling for the immediate removal of all Confederate Memorial Monuments maintained by the state of Georgia using taxpayer money.”

Jul 14 14:32

FLASHBACK - Soaring cost of military drugs could hurt budget

Last year, the Pentagon spent more on pills, injections and vaccines than it did on Black Hawk helicopters, Abrams tanks, Hercules C-130 cargo planes and Patriot missiles — combined.

Some of the prescription drugs that have fueled the military’s skyrocketing pharmaceutical budget are the same ones that have medicated the civilian world over the past decade. Since 2002, the Department of Defense has spent more than $5 billion on Lipitor, Plavix, Advair, Nexium and Singulair.

Rather than a reflection of the drugs needed to treat wounded troops, the top-selling prescriptions signal an increase in aging military retirees covered by the military’s health program, Tricare, with drugs for arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes costing billions. The Department of Defense also spent more than $380 million on erectile dysfunction drugs and $238 million on testosterone therapy drugs over the decade.

Jul 14 14:14

5 Confirmed False Flag Operations and How to Spot Them in the Future

Remember, the story of the false flag phenomenon is one that is still being written. Our analysis of it must breach the most powerful information control filters the world has ever seen. As technology and social enlightenment make the crimes of the world’s national governments transparent, we will see shocking new chapters added to this history that will shatter mainstream perceptions of reality.

Jul 14 14:07

The Death of Free Speech — Is Spain the horrific future of the US?

Those in power have simply convinced themselves that the people do not understand what is good for them so they must impose their will upon the people but raw force. How does this differ in any what from the justification of imposing communism? This is the death of all freedom and it is upon our doorstep.

Jul 14 13:57

Cashtration

For many years, governments have been attempting to expand the economy by encouraging debt. Governments (most notably the EU and US) have borrowed far more than they ever have in history, to the point that they’re now facing insolvency.

Jul 14 13:46

Tsipras Stunner: Creditors Said "There Is No Point In Holding Elections" In Bailed Out Countries

While Germany's finmin Schauble is about to burst at few capillaries after reading the latest provocation from Tsipras in which he said, according to Reuters, that:

GREEK PM TSIPRAS SAYS I SIGNED I DEAL I DO NOT BELIEVE IN BUT I'M WILLING TO IMPLEMENT AND WILL ASSUME RESPONSIBILITIES

It should be the Greek people that are reeling by another, even greater stunner, just spoken by the Greek PM during his TV interview: an admission from the chosen Greek "leader" that Greece, as a
sovereign nation, no longer exists:

GREEK PM TSIPRAS SAYS LENDERS GIVE A MESSAGE THAT IN COUNTRIES UNDER A BAILOUT THERE IS NO POINT IN HOLDING ELECTIONS

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Jul 14 13:39

Food Stamp Beneficiaries Have Exceeded 45 Million For 48 Straight Month

The number of beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, has exceeded 45 million for 48 straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Jul 14 12:56

Draining the U.S. Treasury: Cost of War in Afghanistan Hits $4 MILLION PER HOUR

The US-led campaign in Afghanistan is estimated to cost the American taxpayers about four million dollars an hour, with the total price tag since 2001, now more than seven-hundred billion.

Jul 14 10:48

Censored By Sanction? Barclays Freezes Accounts Of Russia's News Agency

The UK has frozen the bank account of Russia's Rossiya Segodnya news agency without any explanation. "To close the account of one of the world’s leading news agencies is censorship, the direct obstruction of journalists’ work," Dmitry Kiselyov, head of the news agency, exclaimed, asking "what kind of press freedom and democracy can Britain claim to have if it prevents one of the world's largest news agencies from working in the country?" As RT reports, while no official justification for the move has been offered, a source in the banking sector told the agency the Exchequer has put Dmitry Kiselyov on an anti-Russian sanctions list. With David Cameron in full tyrannical 1984-mode, this latest move is perhaps not entirely surprising (though we await the boomerang from Putin).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More and more the world sees that the west has weaponized the global economy and uses it as a hammer to coerce compliance. This will speed up the rush to create a multi-polar world not dependent on any one global currency system.

Jul 14 10:05

California Now Wants to be First State to Mandate Adult Vaccines – Criminal Penalties for those Who Refuse

In a brazen act of medical tyranny, California recently became the first state in the U.S. where lawmakers removed religious exemptions to those opposing vaccines for their children. The bill now signed into law, SB277, faces legal hurdles in court next.

Now, legislators in California want to pass the “first US adult vaccine mandate with NO personal exemptions and CRIMINAL penalties for failure to comply.” SB 792, would eliminate an adult’s right to exempt themselves from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure.

Will California soon become a medical police state?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the government has to order yo to buy a product, you know the product is costly, useless, and probably dangerous as well!

Jul 14 10:04

The oncoming disaster in public pensions: The $4 trillion retirement savings deficit and the bill of payouts for pensioners.

Americans have done a very poor job saving for retirement. In many cases, families simply have very little left over each month to save after monthly expenses chomp away at their net take home pay. Pensions used to be common. In 1975 you had 88 percent of private sector workers and 98 percent of state and local sector workers covered by defined benefit plans (that is a pension). By 2011 only 1 in 5 private sector workers had access to a pension. Public sector workers still have access to pensions for the large part but the math is not working out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We'll just kill them off when they are no longer able to work!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 14 09:34

WAKE UP HOMESCHOOLERS: THEY'RE COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN !!!

This is a call for ALL homeschoolers to pick up the phone IMMEDIATELY and call their U.S. Senators and DEMAND that they vote NO on Senator Lamar Alexander's Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S.1177) which would reauthorize the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law until 2021. Phone number to call is: 202-224-3121.

Homeschooled children are NOT being excluded from the INTERNATIONAL United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-DICTATED GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRAINING AND VALUES AND ACADEMICS DESTROYING CURRICULUM.

In fact, passage of Republican Rep. John Kline's HR5 July 8, 2015 by a 5-vote margin (!) will allow for all the tax-funded school choice/charter schools, with unelected boards, requirements, necessary to implement this evil unconstitutional/international/totalitarian workforce training agenda across the board, around the world. (HR-5 is basically a copy-cat version of Sen. Alexander's S1177 which will be voted on early next week.)

Jul 14 09:34

The Secret Bank Bailout

The rescued are not in the poorer Euro states – unlike commonly believed – but mainly in Germany and France. A large part of the money ends up with the creditors of the banks that want to be saved or must be saved.

Jul 14 09:33

Greece Just Lost Control Of Its Banks, And Why Deposit Haircuts Are Imminent

Yes, Greek banks may have been insolvent - something that was clear since the first bailout of 2010 - but at least the Greek state had control over them: as such it could have mandated mergers, recapitalizations, liquidity injections, even depositor bail-ins (perhaps the harshest lesson for the ordinary Greek population as a result of this latest crisis is that deposits are not "cash in the bank" but liabilities of insolvent financial organizations).

Starting on Wednesday that will no longer be the case.

Jul 14 09:31

Sold! German Bank to Control, Sell Greek Public Assets

To save its crumbling economy, Greece was forced to hand over its public assets to an external fund controlled by a German bank, managed by Herr Wolfgang Schaeuble himself.

Greece and its international creditors reached an agreement after long negotiations over the past weekend. The cash-strapped Mediterranean nation will now receive a €95-billion bailout over the next three years in exchange for quite harsh economic reforms.

However, the deal didn't come as easily for Greece. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble proposed that as much as €50-billion of Greek public assets must be transferred to an external fund and privatized over time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Privitization means stealing assets paid for by taxpayers and renting those assets back to the people who paid for them.

Jul 14 09:16

Varoufakis: Greek Deal Is "Coup", Turns Greece Into "Vassal" State, And Deals "Decisive Blow" To European Project

Europeans, even those who give not a damn for Greece, ought to beware.The Euro Summit statement of yesterday morning has nothing to do with economics, nor with any concern for the type of reform agenda capable of lifting Greece out of its mire. It is purely and simply a manifestation of the politics of humiliation in action.

Jul 14 08:59

PRIVATE PRISON OPERATOR GEO ACCUSED OF PAYING FORCED LABOR $1 A DAY

One of the nation’s largest private prison operators is being sued for forcing immigrant detainees to work for a dollar a day, and in some cases even less than that. GEO Group Inc., which contracts with the government to imprison illegal immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings, has allegedly forced detainees held at its facility in Colorado to do maintenance work while paying them only $1 a day. The chores included cleaning toilets, showers, windows and floors; doing laundry, clerical and landscape work; operating the law library; plus preparing and serving meals for GEO law enforcement events, according to ThinkProgress.

Jul 14 08:57

Defeating The Satanic NWO

If we are to win we need to understand, deal with and repudiate four basic inter-related problems, broad-based areas, facing the world vis a vis the oligarchy, organizations and people that are threatening our freedoms, our religions, our God, our very lives (depopulation):

1. The Rothschild private banking cartel that controls the money system of the world, and inter-connected multinational corporations that dominate the world's economic matrix.

2. Zionism, the political system fostered by the Rothschilds and the UK elite, and brought about the creation of its nuclear armed nation-state actor Israel; especially understanding the difference between Zionism and Judaism>>>

Germany: many Jews, part Jews (Mischlinge), served in the WWII German NaZis party and army; that the Holocaust was, in part, emblematic of the strife between the Zionist NaZi Jews working on the Israel plan, and those Jews (refuseniks) who reject their nationalist ideology.

Jul 14 08:33

Greece is being treated like a hostile occupied state

Like the Neapolitan Bourbons – benign by comparison – the leaders of the eurozone have learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.

The cruel capitulation forced upon Greece after 31 hours on the diplomatic rack offers no conceivable way out the country’s perpetual crisis. The terms are harsher by a full order of magnitude than those rejected by Greek voters in a landslide referendum a week ago, and therefore can never command democratic assent.

They must be carried through by a Greek parliament still dominated by MPs from Left and Right who loathe every line of the summit statement, the infamous SN 4070/15, and have only agreed – if they have agreed – with a knife to their throats.

EMU inspectors can veto legislation. The emasculation of the Greek parliament has been slipped into the text. All that is missing is a unit of EMU gendarmes.

Jul 14 08:23

UK to ban encrypted messenger services to combat the specter of ISIS

British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to have access to all means of electronic communication by anyone in the country and ban the use of encrypted apps such as Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and iMessage unless they agree to provide backdoors.

Jul 14 07:11

Kuwait Mandates DNA Database For All Residents

By Brandon Turbeville

Never a country known for its human rights and civil liberties, Kuwait is now attempting to take the lead in the Gulf for the country most integrated with the technological control grid and biometric surveillance state...

Jul 14 06:13

ANOTHER “TERROR” ARREST; ANOTHER MENTALLY ILL MAN, ARMED BY THE FBI

U.S. law enforcement officials announced another terror arrest on Monday, after arming a mentally ill man and then charging him with having guns. ABC News quoted a “senior federal official briefed on the arrest” as saying: “This is a very bad person arrested before he could do very bad things.” But in a sting reminiscent of so many others conducted by the FBI since 9/11, Alexander Ciccolo, 23, “aka Ali Al Amriki,” was apparently a mentally ill man who was doing nothing more than ranting about violent jihad and talking (admittedly in frightening ways) about launching attacks—until he met an FBI informant. At that point, he started making shopping lists for weapons.

Jul 14 06:09

Greece ‘austerity deal’ explained in 1-minute video

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: What Really Happened, Zero Hedge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpE_xMRiCLE

Appropriately for Greece being known as a birthplace of democratic ideals, Star Wars was created by George Lucas to tell the story of democracy devolving into vicious psychopathic empire. Real-world Greece (and here) is subject to vicious psychopathic wanna-be lords who only and always create debt owed to them, then demanding public austerity as the OBVIOUS mechanics of adding negative numbers forever only and always increases total debt.

The punchline of satire (my attempts here) and real-world is the same:

Be willing work-animals/slaves or die.

The .01% literal psychopathic “leaders” (and here) control today’s empire the very same as you read in high school history classes by controlling:
government leadership for policy and law enforcement (including unlawful and lie-began wars),

Jul 14 06:07

IT STARTS: GREEKS REBEL AGAINST BAILOUT, RISK COLLAPSE

Greece’s union of civil servants, Adedly, called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, and for a series of demonstrations, the first one tonight at Syntagma Square, just below the Parliament, and another one on Wednesday evening, when Parliament is expected to vote on the new, even tougher, and immensely hated bailout package. The union for local government employees, Poe-Ota, also called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, the AFP reported. Two other demonstrations against austerity and the “euro” are planned for Monday night, one organized via social networks, the other by Antarsya, an anti-euro party that didn’t make it into Parliament.

Jul 13 17:22

Password law for Customs 'necessary'

Powers that would require a person to provide a password or access to their electronic device will be useless if their material is instead stored online, Customs Minister Nicky Wagner admits.

However, Ms Wagner insists such a change to legislation is necessary and will still enable Customs to catch people with illegal material.

Customs' preferred option is to require passwords for electronic devices without meeting a threshold, such as suspicion of criminal activity.

Ms Wagner has indicated a "two-tiered" approach could be taken with some sort of threshold met before a password was required.

She would not say what that could mean for travellers.

"We are premature to be able to say where we have landed ... We want to manage it in the least intrusive way, but we need to catch the baddies."

Jul 13 15:45

Everything You Need to Know About the Greek Crisis and ECB Fascism in Two Paragraphs

There is no democracy in Europe. None.

Varoufakis said that Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister and the architect of the deals Greece signed in 2010 and 2012, was “consistent throughout”. “His view was ‘I’m not discussing the programme – this was accepted by the previous [Greek] government and we can’t possibly allow an election to change anything.

“So at that point I said ‘Well perhaps we should simply not hold elections anymore for indebted countries’, and there was no answer. The only interpretation I can give [of their view] is, ‘Yes, that would be a good idea, but it would be difficult. So you either sign on the dotted line or you are out.’”

Any questions?

Jul 13 15:44

'Austerity Has Won': Greece Submits to Divisive Reforms

After 31 hours of tense weekend talks—and five years of crippling austerity—Greece and its foreign creditors have struck a deal: an €86 billion bailout that will keep Greece in the Eurozone in exchange for controversial economic reforms that include tax hikes, pension overhauls, and severe budget cuts if the nation misses fiscal targets imposed and monitored by the so-called Troika.

Jul 13 14:46

Billionaire Warns Of Bloody Revolution

Jul 13 12:31

Iron Man and Transformers censored by US military for getting too close to the truth

Military chiefs at the Pentagon are gagging Hollywood when its science ­fiction blockbusters get uncomfortably close to the bone.

Directors are being forced to re-write scripts by the United States Department of Defense if the content is deemed ­inappropriate – and the big screen hits affected include Iron Man, Terminator Salvation, Transformers, King Kong and Superman: Man of Steel.

Jul 13 12:10

'1984' Comes To Europe - The End Of Freedom Of Speech In Spain

Spain has shown that it is fully on board with the Brussels authoritarian direction of ending democracy. Those in power have simply convinced themselves that the people do not understand what is good for them so they must impose their will upon the people but raw force. How does this differ in any what from the justification of imposing communism? This is the death of all freedom and it is upon our doorstep.

Here are the new laws in Spain:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Somewhere in Hell, Francisco Franco is laughing!

Jul 13 12:09

What Assets Did Greece Just Hand Over To Europe: "Airports, Airplanes, Infrastructure And Most Certainly Banks"

With the provocative and dramatic Greek "time out" language pulled from the final finmin and summit draft language, the two most humiliating aspects of the latest extend and pretend "deal" for the Greek people will be the return of the Troika's (surely we can call it the Troika again as part of the Greek capitulation) IMF mission to Athens, and the escrowing of some €50 billion in Greek assets in a liquidation fund.

Granted said fund will not be domiciled in Luxembourg as was originally envisioned, but Europe will still have control and first refusal rights over what are technically Greek properties, in the process Athens handing over about 25% of Greek GDP (and sovereignty) over the Brussels.

Jul 13 12:09

US Aid To El Salvador Came With Strings Attached: Monsanto Seeds Required

Farmers and activists for natural agriculture in El Salvador successfully resisted efforts by the U.S. government to tie foreign aid to the use of GMO seeds, in the latest attempt to link relief money with profits for Monsanto, the controversial multinational agribusiness giant.

In 2013, the U.S. offered El Salvador $277 million in aid through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a foreign aid agency established under President George W. Bush. Then, in 2014, Dahr Jamail reports for Truthout, U.S. officials started putting increased pressure on the Central American country to make “economic and environmental policy changes” in return for receiving the next phase of the aid package. A key part of the disagreement involved programs to provide locally produced seeds to poor farmers, which officials argued violated the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement by favoring local products over those produced by multinational corporations.

Jul 13 12:08

LAPD Use Desperate Females Begging For Rides to Entrap Uber Drivers

Despite not going through the Uber app, she tells you she's in a hurry, asks you to book the ride on your own phone and begs you to drive "across the street" to her friend.

When you comply, all the sudden you're surrounded by a gang of cops who accuse you of acting as a "bandit cab" driver -- someone who takes money under the table for rides, rather than funnel cash through Uber and in turn, the state's taxing authorities -- then you're placed under arrest and your car is impounded.

This is the tactic the LAPD is using to bust unsuspecting Uber drivers on petty statute violations.

Jul 13 12:02

Leaked Documents Show FBI, DEA, & Army Can Control Your Computer

Leaked emails from an Italian-based hacking company reveal that government agencies engage in surveillance more invasive than previously thought, spending millions of dollars on spyware and malware software to accomplish their questionable goals. Tellingly, their use of the product places them squarely in the same category as other repressive regimes around the world.

Jul 13 11:22

The Problem of Greece Is Not Only a Tragedy. It Is a Lie

An historic betrayal has consumed Greece. Having set aside the mandate of the Greek electorate, the Syriza government has willfully ignored last week’s landslide “No” vote and secretly agreed a raft of repressive, impoverishing measures in return for a “bailout” that means sinister foreign control and a warning to the world.

Jul 13 11:06

TTIP Negotiators to Engage Interested Stakeholders on July 15

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a US-advocated pact, seeks to create the world's largest free trade zone. However, there are concerns that TTIP will take trade controls away from local governments and give them to international corporations.

Jul 13 10:54

FBI Director Comey is a Maniac

Comey, in a brief op-ed appearing on the prominent national security blog Lawfare, said that "there are lots of good things" about universal strong encryption, such as expanded privacy and protection from cybercriminals. But those benefits must be balanced against the potential risks created by making it more difficult for the government to access the digital communications and data of those suspected of wrongdoing, he said...

"I really am not a maniac (or at least my family says so)," Comey said. "But my job is to try to keep people safe. In universal strong encryption, I see something that is with us already and growing every day that will inexorably affect my ability to do that job." – National Journal, July 6, 2015

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Comey's ban on strong encryption cannot work against real criminals and terrorists who can easily create their own methods of encryption which the government cannot break. Comey wants to ban YOU, the law-abiding citizen from using strong encryption so that the government can steal your business secrets, go on fishing expeditions for civil forfeiture opportunities or blackmail material, scare you into silence about what is going on, and whack off to naked pictures of your spouses and children!

Jul 13 10:22

‘Orwellian’: Tory move to criminalize dissent strategic & unjust, say union chiefs

Britain’s biggest union has passed a motion allowing its members to hold illegal protests in a pre-emptive strike against government plans to restrict lawful industrial action.

Unite, which has 1.5 million members in the UK, removed a clause from its rule book stipulating protests can only take place “so far as may be lawful” during a rules conference last week.

Jul 10 16:58

What the South was really fighting for in the Civil War

All wars are Bankers Wars!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKnF1HEUwuo

A Video I made to show you the real truth behind what the Civil War was fought for in the South and it was against a horrible tarriff and for Independence.

Jul 10 13:39

U.S. Military Makes Monumental Shift To Hollowpoint Pistol Ammunition

The stunning announcement was made at the U.S Army’s Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey yesterday during the military’s two-day “industry day” for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), which will conclude today.

A military lawyer who made a presentation during the Industry Day noted that the United States is not a signatory to the Hague Conventions which outlawed the use of “dum-dum” and expanding bullets more than a century ago. It is the military’s position that the shift to jacketed hollowpoint (JHP) ammunition, which more efficiently transfers energy to the target and which presents much less of a risk of over-penetration, is more humane and less of a risk to innocent civilians downrange in modern combat where there are often no clear front lines.

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Why, and why now?!? This development is very alarming.

Jul 10 13:32

'One of the largest human experiments in history' was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco

But one fact many may not know about San Francisco's fog is that in 1950, the US military conducted a test to see whether it could be used to help spread a biological weapon in a "simulated germ-warfare attack." This was just the start of many such tests around the country that would go on in secret for years.

The test was a success, as Rebecca Kreston explains over at Discover Magazine, and "one of the largest human experiments in history."

But, as she writes, it was also "one of the largest offenses of the Nuremberg Code since its inception."

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The pathogen used for the test was supposed to be "harmless", only making people sick enough to see a doctor, but in fact there were several deaths!

Jul 10 13:31

One Presidential Candidate Just Promised To Wage War In 4 Different Countries

Everywhere Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) looks in the world, he sees a crisis, and believes these combined crises could soon “throw the world into chaos we haven’t seen since WWII.”
In his first major foreign policy speech as a presidential candidate, Graham told a packed room at the Atlantic Council think tank in D.C. what he would do if he became Commander in Chief, a list that tilted heavily to where he would use military force.
Though he rattled off a laundry list of threats to U.S. national security throughout his speech, Graham called the current diplomatic negotiations with Iran “the greatest existential threat to world order” and “North Korea in the making.”
“I don’t mind Iran or any other nation having a nuclear power program for peaceful reasons,” he said. But if the current negotiations produce a deal that doesn’t include the ability for the U.S. to inspect Iran’s nuclear reactors “anytime, anywhere,” Graham would resort to “overwhelming” military force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how many stocks in defense industries Graham posesses, and how his personal profits will rise if, through some horrible nightmare scenario, he becomes the Republican's candidate for President, and gets elected.

And let's not pretend that we have not seen this before, someone originally considered "unelectable" by many, actually getting elected; remember George W. Bush's "election" (or, appointment, by the Supremes)?!?

Although Graham has served in the military (as a JAG for the Air Force), he personally has never seen combat.

And it strikes me that those candidates who have never been in the middle of a war zone are generally the most bloodthirsty about wanting to declare war on other countries, rather than try to do the adult, civilized thing by negotiation.

Jul 10 12:28

Someone Pull The Plug Or This Will End In War

Yes, it’s still entirely possible that Tsipras submitted this last set of proposals knowing full well they won’t be accepted. But he’s already gone way too far in his concessions. This is an exercise in futility.

It’s time to acknowledge this is a road to nowhere. From where I’m sitting, Yanis Varoufakis has been the sole sane voice in this whole 5 month long B-movie. I think Yanis also conceded that it was no use trying to negotiate anything with the troika, and that that’s to a large extent why he left.

Yanis will be badly, badly needed for Greece going forward. They need someone to figure out where to go from here.

Just like Europe needs someone to figure out how to deconstruct Brussels without the use of heavy explosives. Because there are just two options here: either the EU will -more or less- peacefully fall apart, or it will violently blow apart.

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Jul 10 12:26

Baltimore Police Chief Allowed Looting to Discredit Protestors, Says Union

Veteran police officers Kenneth Butler and Neil Franklin discuss a report issued by the Fraternal Order of Police that accuses recently fired Chief Batts of ordering police to stand down during looting so protestors would be blamed as the aggressors

Jul 10 11:58

Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts inquiry

In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.

Department officials declined to provide specific information to the Sun regarding details of the ammunition purchase request. “We want to limit the amount of information any bad guys might have about our protection capabilities,” said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman.

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52,000 rounds?!?

Really?!?

What in heave;s name are they expecting, for someone to attempt to sabotage the Dam?!?

Jul 10 11:55

ENCRYPTION IS AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE: THE FOUNDING FATHERS FREQUENTLY USED IT … AND IT HELPED WIN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

SPYING V. PRIVACY: AN ANCIENT BATTLE

The battle between the NSA, FBI and other government agencies who are pushing to outlaw encryption and those who want privacy is the same battle fought by the Founding Fathers more than 2oo years ago.

After all, the NSA is doing to modern Americans what King George did to Colonial America … which was one of the main reasons the Founders launched the Revolution. And see this.

And Benjamin Franklin was called a traitor (like Edward Snowden) for blowing the whistle on the government’s actions.

ENCRYPTION DURING THE REVOLUTION

While encryption might seem like a new affair, it is actually very old school … and something which the Founding Fathers extensively used.

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The current demand for only the encryption that only US government agencies can decipher, is a clear demonstration of a government terrified of its own citizens.

And, as Mike demonstrated, 6 times on this website, none of the alphabet soup agencies in the US were able to decipher the encryption he created.

And please rest assured, the "bad guys" (drug dealers, etc.) already have encryption in place which is pretty bullet proof at this point, and unreachable by Federal authorities.

Jul 10 11:40

NEW SWAT DOCUMENTS GIVE SNAPSHOT OF UGLY MILITARIZATION OF U.S. POLICE

Extensive records from SWAT team raids in northeastern Massachusetts released today by the American Civil Liberties Union corroborate what police reform advocates have long insisted: that “Special Weapons And Tactics” units spend a majority of their time responding to low-risk situations that do not require SWAT’s quasi-military approach.

The documents include after-action reports from 79 SWAT operations between August 2012 and June 2014 by the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, or NEMLEC, a consortium of police departments covering 925 square miles in Middlesex and Essex Counties outside Boston. According to NEMLEC, its SWAT team exists to respond to “critical incidents,” mainly “active shooters, armed barricaded subjects, hostage takers, and terrorists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Overkill by police departments has become the new normal, all over this country.

What we have had happen, in terms of American policing, is a return to "Code Napoleon Law", in which the suspect was considered guilty until proven innocent, which is the absolute polar opposite of the "innocent until proven guilty" premise of American jurisprudence.

This kind of policing, many times taught by IDF or ex-IDF members, is about enforcing fear, and causing police to treat innocent Americans just the way the IDF treats innocent Palestinians.

This is absolutely so wrong, that I don't know where to begin.

Jul 10 10:52

Caught Between 'Grexit' and 'Hell No' — Greece Submits To Austerity's Knife

After submitting a proposal for consideration by foreign creditors overnight, the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras on Friday presented the plan to a full meeting of Parliament, in hopes of securing backing for a plan that would keep Greece in the eurozone by exchanging long-term debt relief and further financial assistance for a new set of of harsh austerity programs and conditions.

Jul 10 10:42

Top 5 Chemical Weapon Tests The British Conducted On Their Own People

Unfortunately, this article is not satirical. Instead, it documents five, historically factual cases where the British Government thought it would be a great idea to test chemical and biological weapons upon their own people during the Cold War.

Jul 10 10:42

Secret Document Shows CIA Reaction to Finding No WMD in Iraq

The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents Monday, one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military. Duelfer was appointed by CIA Director George Tenet to lead a massive search after an earlier massive search led by David Kay had determined that there were no WMD stockpiles in Iraq. Duelfer went to work in January 2004, to find nothing for a second time, on behalf of people who had launched a war knowing full well that their own statements about WMDs were not true.

Jul 10 10:30

Jeb is toast. Rich white guy says working americans must work harder. economy's problems are OUR fault.

Jeb Bush said that in order to grow the economy “people should work longer hours,” ABC News reports.

Jul 10 10:09

Israel bans Palestinian TV channel for Arab citizens

Israel's minister of public security issued a banning order on Thursday against F48 (short for Falastin 1948 — "Palestine 1948") television channel, which is geared towards the Arab citizens of Israel. "I will not allow Israel's sovereignty to be harmed or allow the Palestinian Authority to gain a foothold in the country," insisted Gilad Erdan.

Jul 10 09:23

Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ as ‘Anti-Gay’ Words

Fresh off the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, Democrats in California have introduced a bill that would ban the words “husband” and “wife” from being used in federal law because they are “gendered terms” and discriminate against gay people.

The words husband and wife were deleted from California state law last year in order to accommodate same sex marriage.

Under new legislation proposed by over two dozen Democrats, that same rule would be applied federally. The bill, introduced by Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif, would introduce new “gender-neutral” terms such as “spouse” or “married couple.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, this is NOT a satire piece! This is political correctness running rampant. And I will continue to call Claire "my lovely wife" and you better damned well get used to it!

Jul 10 09:06

Feds want Medicare doctors to talk about death

This highly controversial proposal to foster end-of-life planning discussions -- which Sarah Palin and Republican lawmakers decried as creating "death panels" in 2009 -- would pay doctors to have 30-minute meetings with patients and family members to discuss so-called advance directives. This includes specifying the patient's wishes concerning medical care and life support measures and designating a health care proxy if the patient is unable to make decisions.

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"Look, these people are costing us money, and they are never going to be able to work again and produce a profit. These old sick people are pure economic loss, plain and simple, and we just have to cull the herd, just like we do with sheep, cattle, and chickens. The new policy under the New World Order is easy enough to understand; as long as you are generating wealth, you live. If you can;t, you die. Why is that so hard for people to accept?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 10 08:33

The Lincoln controversy…

As Thomas DiLorenzo and a number of non-court historians have conclusively established, Lincoln did not invade the Confederacy in order to free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation did not occur until 1863 when opposition in the North to the war was rising despite Lincoln’s police state measures to silence opponents and newspapers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure issued under Lincoln’s war powers. The proclamation provided for the emancipated slaves to be enrolled in the Union army replenishing its losses. It was also hoped that the proclamation would spread slave revolts in the South while southern white men were away at war and draw soldiers away from the fronts in order to protect their women and children. The intent was to hasten the defeat of the South before political opposition to Lincoln in the North grew stronger.

Jul 10 08:13

Sanders is leftwing on economic issues, but sees Israel as up against ISIS

Bernie Sanders! Paleeeeze!

Maybe you’re as excited as I am over the entry of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders into the presidential race. A socialist at heart, Sanders is actually going to push issues of income disparity and globalization into the US mainstream discourse, and in the wake of Baltimore will explain to Americans how our national community has been fractured, the middle class shattered, and the poor oppressed.

But I’ve seen no one apart from Juan Cole, in this excellent summary of Sanders’s Middle East views, point out his yeoman defense of Israel during its assault on Gaza last summer.

Jul 10 07:49

To facilitate passage of TPP, U.S. upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report

The United States is upgrading Malaysia from the lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centers, U.S. sources said on Wednesday, a move that could smooth the way for an ambitious U.S.-led free-trade deal with the Southeast Asian nation and 11 other countries. The upgrade to so-called "Tier 2 Watch List" status removes a potential barrier to President Barack Obama's signature global trade deal.

Jul 10 07:48

Cop Decapitates Army Vet With Cruiser on the Way to a Call, Doesn’t Render Aid, Speeds Off

Bill McIntyre was a hard-working retired Army veteran who built fences for living. Because of the negligent actions of a Tampa cop, this 60-year-old man is now dead. He left behind his wife, three sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren. On the night of June 28, McIntire was on his way home when a Florida detective was on his way to a call of about a robbery. On the way to the call, the officer struck McIntire, decapitating him, and then sped off. He never stopped to help nor did he report striking anything with his cruiser.

Jul 10 07:25

Federal judge orders cancellation of Washington Redskins trademark

For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans.

The ruling does not bar the team from using the Redskins name if it wishes. The team could even still sue for trademark infringement, but winning such a case could prove more complex without the legal protections that come with a federally registered trademark.

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This "political correctness" has reached book-burning proportions. We have reached the stage where anything can be banned because it might offend someone, somewhere, out in the hinterland! "Redskins", the Confederate Flag, the Gadsden Flag, Thomas Jefferson and who knows what else will be banned because some politician (who more than likely has the flag of apartheid Israel proudly displayed in their office) can always find some whiner whose entire sense of self-worth is based entirely on being offended by something at all times!

Jul 09 18:26

30-second video: Officer powerfully honors Oath to US Constitution - this path stops .01% crimes, looting, lies

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

hat tip: Activist Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcvyaK2E37M

This unidentified law officer models exactly what Americans need to experience and express to reclaim our virtuous republic.

America currently suffers from .01% “leaders” in government, banking/finance, and corporate media who execute literal “Crimes against Humanity” that intentionally murder human beings by the tens of millions each and every year. The .01% choose policies of crimes centering in war and debt (what they fraudulently call “money”) that create conditions for these tens of millions to die gruesomely slow and painful deaths from war and debt-induced poverty, while ignoring their promises to the world over decades to end global poverty with just 0.7% of the developed nations’ income (Americans want to give up to 10%).

Most of the millions of victims are children.

The Emperor’s New Clothes obvious, overwhelming, irrefutable evidence:

Jul 09 15:47

DHS CHIEF: ‘I can build you a perfectly safe city, but it will look like a prison’

As DHS Secretary, his goal, he said, was to harmonize the need for security and the preservation of “the freedoms we expect as Americans.”

Jul 09 15:34

School Issues Terrifying Threat to Parents Who Pick Up Kids Late

A letter that went out to families at an Oregon elementary school had some parents up in arms in this week — and fearing for what would happen should they arrive a few minutes late to student pick-up.

Jul 09 15:28

School Letter Threatens Parents with Call to DHS

“Children must be picked up on time. If they are not picked up on time, we will call DHS and you will then have to pick them up at court the next day.”

Jul 09 14:40

FBI’S Amazing Trick To Avoid Accountability

Though FBI reports are often admitted as evidence, they are sometimes so unreliable that even a federal judge once refused to be interviewed unless he could review the report first.

Jul 09 14:26

Contracting and Expanding the NSA’s Powers

Can we be generous enough to say that Edward Snowden scored a considerable coup last week with the change in Washington’s attitudes to the National Security Agency? Even by his own admission, the whistleblower is pleased that the bulk collection of records may well be seeing its last days. In a statement released through the American Civil Liberties Union, Snowden used the term “turning point”, a rather tepid observation that did not detract from his overall sentiment.

Jul 09 14:15

Smart Meters and Domestic Surveillance

The primary issue is the blatant disregard and dismantling of both the U.S. Constitution and every state’s Constitution for the rights U.S. citizens have regarding search and seizure, but are being disregarded in deference to establishing a surveillance state and New World Order. Smart Meters are part of the UN’s Agenda 21, and are being installed around the world.

Jul 09 13:03

Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts an inquiry

In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.

Jul 09 11:33

New Docs Reveal US SWAT Teams Mostly Respond to Low-Risk Situations

Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts reveal that SWAT teams are most often used in low-risk situations that do not call for such heavy-handed tactics. The disclosures promise to fan the flames of civil rights activists already outraged by the over-militarization of law enforcement in the United States.

Jul 09 09:20

FLASHBACK MARCH - Stock market rigging is no longer a ‘conspiracy theory’

The stock market is rigged.

When I started making that claim years ago — and provided solid evidence — people scoffed. Some called it a conspiracy theory, tinfoil hats and that sort of stuff. Most people just ignored me.

But that’s not happening anymore. The dirty secret is out.

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Jul 09 09:04

FLASHBACK 2013 - Gadsden flag, called Tea Party symbol, removed from New York military armory

A group of New York veterans is preparing to march into court after a town ordered the Gadsden flag removed from a military armory.

The city of New Rochelle, N.Y., has removed the Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag from the New Rochelle Armory after the city council refused to let a veterans organization display the flag, World Net Daily reported.

The United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle is fighting the decision, ordered by City Manager Chuck Strome after complaints that the flag is a symbol of the Tea Party movement, according to World Net Daily.

Jul 09 09:01

FLASHBACK 2013 - NY Town Removes Veterans’ Gadsden Flag For Being an Offensive Tea Party Symbol

The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association is fighting a New York town for the right to fly the Gadsden flag bearing the phrase, “Don’t Tread On Me.”

The veterans group had flown the flag, used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps since 1775, at the New Rochelle Armory, but the city council claimed it was an offensive Tea Party symbol and voted to have the flag removed.

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Jul 09 08:55

Fasces At The U.S. House Of Representatives

Although originally representing federal government, the fasces was so closely identified with Rome itself that the symbol’s perception changed to mean authoritarianism as Rome went from republic to empire.

Twentieth century dictators chose the symbol to obscure their totalitarian crimes.

The result is that today virtually every definition found for the symbol is one of forceful domination despite its noble beginning.

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With all the caterwauling going on about banning the Confederate Flag as a symbol of oppression, it is strange those same people do not mention that the House of Representatives includes the symbol of fascism on either side of the speaker's platform!

Oh, look! Also on Lincoln's chair at his memorial!!!! :)

Jul 09 08:41

HUMANITY vs INSANITY - #44 : Greek Tragedy - with William Engdahl

Yanis Varoufakis is being hailed by many as the 'visionary' to bring about an end to 'Austerity' and take Greece out of the Euro ... but what if his true purpose was to bring about the total financial annihilation of the Greek nation?

Jul 09 08:28

How British government carried out secret biological warfare tests on London Tube passengers in 1960s during Cold War

Secret biological warfare tests were carried out on Tube passengers by the British government during the Cold War to a greater extent than previously thought,according to new research.

Hundreds of thousands of Britons were subjected to 'mock' biological and chemical warfare attacks in more than 750 secret operations, with 4,600kg of chemical zinc cadmium sulphide dispersed from ships, aircraft and lorries between 1953 and 1964.

Professor Ulf Schmidt, a leading academic of modern history at the University of Kent, has also discovered that passengers on London's Underground were subjected to chemical exposure during secret trials on the Tube.

Jul 09 08:27

Nigel Farage Destroys EU Group-Think: "There's A New Berlin Wall... And It's Called The Euro"

Today it’s not nearly as controversial to say that the Eurozone experiment has failed. Anyone aware of what’s happening in Greece should say the same. But very few people really understand why.

As Nigel explains in the video below, right from the start, the system was never intended to help the Greek people.

Greece entering the euro was great for Goldman Sachs. But terrible for Greeks. It chained the country to a system in which it didn’t belong.

And what about all the bailout money that’s been thrown at Greece in the time since?

None of it actually went to the Greek people. It went to bail out the French, German, and Italian banks who own Greek debt.

Jul 09 08:25

Is Seattle doing away with single-family homes?

Get rid of single-family zoning in Seattle. That's the big message in a draft report being worked on by Mayor Ed Murray's housing committee, obtained by The Seattle Times.

According to a draft letter, the city needs to move away from the idea that all families can live in their own home on a piece of land, the Times reports.

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Jul 09 07:52

The IRS scandal just got even worse

The evidence shows “that the Obama IRS scandal is also an Obama DOJ and FBI scandal,” noted Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The FBI and Justice Department worked with Lois Lerner and the IRS to concoct some reason to put President Obama’s opponents in jail before his re-election. And this abuse resulted in the FBI’s illegally obtaining confidential taxpayer information.”

Jul 09 07:08

JP Morgan to Pay Another Slap on the Wrist Fine for Engaging in Systemic Consumer Credit Card Debt Fraud

Just yesterday, I published a post titled: Florida Man Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Jail for Having Sex on the Beach. The purpose of that post wasn’t to justify his actions, but rather to highlight the difference between how average citizens are treated under the U.S. “justice” system, and how thieving, remorseless financial oligarchs are treated.

While, Mr. Caballero may have ruined the day of a few beach goers by crudely having sex on a public beach in broad daylight, he didn’t run the U.S. economy into the ground and cause destitution to tens of millions of Americans. Nor did he received trillions in taxpayer backstops and bailouts, only to turn around and pay himself a record bonus and then carry on with extremely profitable, illegal financial schemes. No, it was the bank executives who did (and continue to do) all of that. Guess who ends up in prison?

Jul 09 06:53

Insanity on the Thames

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is a seriously deluded man. First, he apparently believes Facebook and Twitter users currently have "absolute privacy" in their communications. That is nonsense. Second, Cameron believes this nonexistent absolute privacy is unsustainable and intolerable. He wants to destroy it as soon as possible.

This is necessary, Cameron told Parliament, because tolerating such privacy would "leave a safe space" for terrorists to communicate with each other.

Contrary to Mr. Cameron's assurance, Britain certainly is trying to "search through everybody's emails and invade their privacy." The U.S. government is doing the same. This is a well-established fact known to anyone paying attention since Edward Snowden spilled the beans two years ago. For Mr. Cameron to say otherwise – while speaking to the Mother of Parliaments, no less – is a bald-faced lie.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Banning encryption for the law abiding citizens will have no effect on terrorists or criminals because terrorists and criminals can create their own systems of encryption which NSA and CGHQ cannot break. I know, because over at my website we did just that. We created and issued 6 encryption challenges to the NSA, none of which were solved, and the NSA was well-motivated to break those codes to discourage others from creating their own encryption systems. I am not a professional encryption expert and only a moderately decent programmer, and if I can defeat the NSA, so can real terrorists and criminals, and that means that David Cameron is indeed lying. He wants to peek into the private affairs of law-abiding British people.

Jul 09 06:43

Many in US establishment want war with Russia for economic profits: Grossman

International lawyer Barry Grossman says there are people in the United States who are seeking a military conflict with Russia for their own economic profits.

“There are many people in the US establishment who would be ecstatic about a shooting war with Russia since that would send the US economy and their own profits in to overdrive,” he told Press TV on Thursday.

He added that the latest comments made by US Air Force Secretary Deborah James about considering Russia as the “biggest threat” to American national security is an indication of Washington’s addiction to militarism.

Jul 09 02:47

Favoring corporate interests above all else, European Parliament backs TTIP

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on Wednesday passed a resolution on the pending trade deal between Europe and the United States, backing a controversial provision that critics warn places corporate profits above the health and safety of the people and puts the continent's fragile democracy at great risk.

Despite clear disagreement within European Parliament (EP) over the inclusion of a modified version of the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision, MEPs voted 436-241 in favor of a draft text of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Jul 08 20:47

15-minute video: OBVIOUS solutions to upside down economics

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Mark Anielski and Ellen Brown’s powerful 15-minute response to an interview at the Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, with videos here) with former World Bank economist Herman Daly and co-author John B. Cobb of For the Common Good on our economic condition:
https://youtu.be/jCiHFLKQehk?t=1h4m44s

Mark and Ellen emphasize shifting what we use for money today (created as debt) to maximize public benefits with monetary and credit reform.

Explanation and documentation:

The section of my conference paper on monetary and credit reform.
My assignment for high school economics students on monetary and credit reform, with history beginning with Benjamin Franklin’s documentation that these reforms allowed colonial Pennsylvania to operate without taxes.
Article with four videos: Upside down economics of debt, poverty, unemployment: Ready to seize solutions, or need more pain?

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Jul 08 17:47

FBI Director Says Scientists Are Wrong, Pitches Imaginary Solution to Encryption Dilemma

Testifying before two Senate committees on Wednesday about the threat he says strong encryption presents to law enforcement, FBI Director James Comey didn’t so much propose a solution as wish for one.

Jul 08 16:00

Anti-Austerity Action in The City of London

In the following exclusive video report, we get to see anti-austerity action reaching the belly of the beast in the heart of The City of London.

Activists have managed to get inside of a building and get anti-austerity messages prominently displayed in one of the wealthiest areas of the British capital.

Numerous people have been reported to have committed suicide as a result of the austerity cuts that have taken place in the UK. Meanwhile, others have been killed as an indirect result of the cuts.

Greece just voted to reject austerity measures that would have been forced upon the country by foreign creditors. Let us hope they can begin to turn things around…

Jul 08 15:50

NO PRESS DURING DOMESTIC ‘TROOP TRAINING’

Jade Helm 15, the controversial Special Operations exercise that spawned a wave of conspiracy theories about a government takeover, will open next week without any media allowed to observe it, a military spokesman said.

Jul 08 15:43

Spain Government Goes Full Police State; Enacts Law Forbidding Dissent, 'Unauthorized' Photography Of Law Enforcement

Well, Spain's officially a police state now. On July 1st, its much-protested "gag" law went into effect, instantly making criminals of those protesting the new law. Among the many new repressive stipulations is a €30,000-€600,000 fine for "unauthorized protests," which can be combined for maximum effect with a €600-€300,000 fine for "disrupting public events."

This horrible set of statutes has arisen from Spain's position as a flashpoint for anti-austerity protests, the European precursor to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Fines, fines and more fines await anyone who refuses to treat authority with the respect it's forcibly requiring citizens to show it.

Jul 08 15:15

Faber: “Wake Up, People of the World! Greece Will Come to You …Very Soon”

“Wake up, people of the world and investors! Greece will come to your neighbourhood very soon, maybe not this year but next year or whenever…because the world is over-indebted and defaults will follow or they’ll have to create very high inflation rates”.

Jul 08 15:09

Homelessness and empty stores becoming the new normal in NYC

If you’ve been out and about in Manhattan over the past six weeks and you have eyes and ears, you know something’s happening — something worrisome.

Jul 08 14:46

Jade Helm, Terrorist Attacks, Surveillance and Other Fairy Tales for a Gullible Nation

Once upon a time, there was a nation of people who believed everything they were told by their government.

When terrorists attacked the country, and government officials claimed to have been caught by surprise, the people believed them. And when the government passed massive laws aimed at locking down the nation and opening the door to total government surveillance, the people believed it was done merely to keep them safe. The few who disagreed were labeled traitors.

Jul 08 14:34

Double-Digit Premium Hike Requests Signal Start of Obamacare ‘Death Spiral’

Obamacare is exhibiting early signs of a “death spiral” as hundreds of insurance plans listed on the federally-run exchanges in 37 states and the District of Columbia request double-digit premium increases for 2016, says David Hogberg, a health care analyst and senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR).

Jul 08 14:30

Michelle O unveils $600,000 changes to White House dining room

Michelle Obama unveiled her ‘modest’ remodel of the White House State Dining Room on Tuesday.

Jul 08 14:06

Despite Whataburger’s Anti-Gun Policy, Violent Crime Surges At Stores

Whataburger’s CEO recently lashed out against the new “open carry” handgun law in Texas, despite the routine violence inside his restaurants.

Jul 08 13:25

Planned US Coup in Greece?

Washington’s geopolitical strategy when bullying fails is either assassinating independent leaders, color revolutions, military coups or naked aggression.

If Moscow-based independent investigative journalist John Helmer is right, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is a marked man and SYRIZA governance on thin ice showing cracks.

Jul 08 12:10

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, immigration brass ordered to Texas court

A federal judge up in arms about non-compliance with a court order blocking President Barack Obama's recent executive actions

Jul 08 11:39

The Globalists Are Racing to World War III Before the American Sheeple Wake Up

f you think the globalists are pushing pedal to the metal now, you’re absolutely right! Rapid acceleration toward their one world government has humanity on a fateful collision course to Armageddon. Just look at the unfolding events in 2015 so far with barely half the year over. The Charlie Hebdo attack in January came right after France moved to recognize a sovereign Palestinian state. Clearly Hebdo was a false flag payback that only escalated movement toward more Orwellian tyranny and draconian police state oppression, not only in France but around the world.

Jul 08 11:35

Throughout history, debt and war have been constant partners

There is this idea that the Greeks got themselves into this current mess because they paid themselves too much for doing too little. Well, maybe. But it’s not the complete picture. For the Greeks also got themselves into debt for the oldest reason in the book – one might even argue, for the very reason that public debt itself was first invented – to raise and support an army. The state’s need for quick money to raise an army is how industrial-scale money lending comes into business (in the face of the church’s historic opposition to usury). Indeed, in the west, one might even stretch to say that large-scale public debt began as a way to finance military intervention in the Middle East – ie the crusades. And just as rescuing Jerusalem from the Turks was the justification for massive military spending in the middle ages, so the fear of Turkey has been the reason given for recent Greek spending.

Jul 08 11:34

Planned US Coup in Greece?

Wherever neocon Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland shows up (Hillary Clinton’s handpicked choice for the job), trouble usually follows.

Helmer says she’s “in charge of warmaking in Europe.” Her notorious involvement in Ukraine’s February 2014 coup is well documented.

According to Helmer, she gave Tsipras two ultimatums in Athens last March – surrender to Troika demands and remain allied with US-dominated NATO’s anti Russian agenda.”

Her spokeman Mark Toner said Washington is “focused on, frankly, the opposite (of Sunday’s referendum), which is finding a path forward that allows Greece to continue to make reforms (more austerity), return to growth (by letting Troika bandits rape its economy and population), and remain in the Eurozone.”

Jul 08 11:32

Researchers find previously unknown exploits among Hacking Team's leaked files

Researchers sifting through 400GB of data recently leaked from Hacking Team, an Italian company that sells computer surveillance software to government agencies from around the world, have already found an exploit for an unpatched vulnerability in Flash Player.
New York Stock Exchange shortly after trading was halted
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A computer glitch halted trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
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There are also reports of exploits for a vulnerability in Windows and one in SELinux, a Linux kernel security module that enforces access control policies. The flaws were supposedly used by the company's customers to silently deploy its software on computers belonging to surveillance targets.

Jul 08 11:29

FBI and Comey Find New Bogeyman for Anti-Encryption Arguments: ISIS

After months of citing hypothetical crimes as a reason to give law enforcement a magical key to unlock encrypted digital messages, FBI Director James Comey has latched onto a new bogeyman: ISIS.

In a speech he gave in October 2014 as part of his coordinated push to make the case that the FBI is “going dark,” Comey leaned on examples of kidnappers and child abusers who texted details of their violent plots that law enforcement agents weren’t privy to.

But, as The Intercept reported shortly after, those examples were largely bogus and had nothing to do with encryption.

Now, in a preview of his appearance Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey is playing the ISIS card, saying that it is becoming impossible for the FBI to stop the group’s recruitment and planned attacks. (He uses an alternate acronym, ISIL, for the Islamic State.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sure, all we have to do is get ISIS to not write their own encryption software, rely on the government-approved back-doored systems, and all will be just peaches and cream!!!!!!

Jul 08 08:18

Kanata couple angered by city order to change veggie garden

An Ottawa couple who maintain a small vegetable and herb garden next to the sidewalk in front of their home say they're saddened and frustrated after a bylaw officer gave them until July 30 to remove the wooden structures around it.

Jul 08 08:16

Greece Must Meet Sunday Deadline to Reform or Face Euro Exit

European leaders set a Sunday deadline for Greece to accept a rescue, saying otherwise they’ll take the unprecedented step of propelling the country out of the euro.

Jul 08 08:08

The New York Times Urges the Troika to "Make an Example of Greece"

It is often the moral and economic blindness of New York Times articles about the EU crisis that is most striking. The newest entry in this field is entitled "Now Europe Must Decide Whether to Make an Example of Greece." That is a chilling phrase most associated in our popular culture with a Consigliere and his Don deciding whether to order a mob "hit." It is, therefore, fitting (albeit over the top) as a criticism of the troika's economic, political, and propaganda war against the Greek people. Except that the article is actually another salvo in that war.

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Jul 08 07:59

EU dismisses Greek referendum as 'not legally correct'

Greece’s referendum was not “legally correct”, the European Commission has declared.

Valdis Dombrovskis, the Latvian-born EU vice president responsible for the euro, said the vote had “complicated” the work of the creditors and had left the Greek government in a weaker, not stronger, negotiating position.

Jul 08 07:22

Cop Who Beat Kelly Thomas To Death Gets $40,000/Year To Sit At Home

Jay Cicinelli was one of two former Fullerton, California cops who was acquitted in the brutal 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas. This much well known.

What many don’t realize is this killer cop has been receiving $40,000 in an annual pension, paid out in tax-payer dollars from the City of Los Angeles.

Former Officer Cicinelli is receiving this pension while sitting at home, after walking free – not facing any prison time for his crimes.

Jul 08 07:12

The Essence Of The Banking Industry

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the movie, "The International", which for some reason is not among the endless flood of banal re-runs all over cable TV these days! :)

Jul 08 07:08

The revolt spreads - 'We don't want Western institutions to dictate us what to do' - South Africa's Zuma

With the current world bank system having been established a while ago, time has come for new financial institutions to be developed globally, South Africa's President Zuma told RT. BRICS and its New Development Bank is one of such alternatives, he said.

"We've had these old banks that have been established many years back. The world has moved, it has developed. For a number of years we've been calling for the transformation of financial institutions, globally," President Jacob Zuma said in an interview with RT's Sophie Shevarnadze.

Jul 07 21:52

AP Source: Federal Agent’s Gun Used in San Francisco Sanctuary City Murder

UH! OH!

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity, said a police check of the weapon’s serial number shows it belonged to a federal agent. The official declined to elaborate further.

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