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Last Fri 20 Feb we were hit by a very large cyclone [ hurrican or typhone ].

The power has been out since then until about an hour ago.

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Latest News 20 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“The Human Genome project exploded the myth that man was a unique creation, proving we share DNA with rats, even the humble fruit-fly. We are less than 2% genetically different to chimpanzees. Far from being created by a god, we, as an animal, have evolved over millions of years to become what we are today.” — Kenny McGuigan

Ukrainians Exact “Trashbin” Justice On Former “Elite”…There Is A Message Here For Our Own Corpgov ‘Elite’.. …

 

 

The Murder Blanket

Esar Met insisted he was innocent but after repeated threats and menacing behavior from an FBI agent he agreed to say whatever he was told to say.

For most of the ‘confession’, the detective and FBI agent ask him a question and he gives an answer that makes it obvious he is not familiar with the crime. The predatory law enforcers then help him adapt his story so it fits the actual crime scene.

When the interview was wrapping up they were tired though.

In the video below the FBI agent asks him about the linens and he doesn’t have much of an answer. Instead of coaxing him through a new story that would look good to the public and make him look guilty, they let it go.

As a result you will see next to nothing in the media about the fact that the bedsheets from the bedroom next to the crime scene were gone.

Or the fact that a large bloody plastic bag was found next to the body.

The sobering reality of the feminist agenda hits #DrunkGirl

Last year there was a huge buzz around an “awareness” piece put together which depicted a girl pretending to be drunk, walking down Hollywood Blvd asking men how to get a bus to get home. The men who she approached were not rude or aggressive, however, it did show these men trying to get her to go home with them or give her a lift.

Many, many men and women were attacking this girl across the internet for giving men a bad image in exchange for cash. Interested in the story, I started to look further online and found that this woman was indeed an actor named Jennifer Box.

I didn’t have to look far amongst all the anger and hate directed towards Jennifer before I found a video she published apologizing for her involvement in this video. She apologized for aiding in a negative image of men, and the other actors involved and said that if she had known that it would do so much damage to these men, and men in general, she would not have participated.

This particular video was set up by militant feminists to bash men and try to revive the rape hysteria of the 1990s. They even misrepresented what they were doing to the actress, telling her the video was for a “Prank TV show.”

It is a reminder that many videos attempting to “document” an issue, such as the recent one about antisemitism, are manufactured propaganda fakes.

US Macro Collapses To 11-Month Lows, Russia Dumps 20% Of It’s U.S. Treasury Holdings And Buys Gold…

 

 

76-Year-Old Texas Man Jailed For Feeding Homeless Cats

David Parton, 76, was arrested in the town of Gainesville for breaking an ordinance against feeding strays and refusing to pay $900 in fines, according to MyFoxNY.

“My responsibility was simply to do what God said,’keep feeding them’,” Parton said.

Legal assistance was offered by the advocacy group Alley Cat Allies.

We actually have the same stupid law here in Hawaii.

Ukrainian Soccer Legends Receive Call to Arms – Against Their Will

Legendary former players and now coaches for Ukraine’s national team, have received orders from the Ukrainian defense ministry to report to the army’s drafting stations.

Kiev’s Massive ‘Blame-Russia’ Fail Shows Real Cost of Its War in The East

The Ukrainian government released an amateurish report supposedly showing all the damage that Russia has caused in the country. The thing is, it wasn’t Moscow that ruined East Ukraine, but Kiev.

Debaltseve Symbolizes Capitulation of Kiev Forces – German Politician

Chairman of the Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Norbert Röttgen, stated that “there is no real peace process” in Ukraine and called Debaltseve events a “capitulation” of Ukrainian security forces.

Fiji slams UK for refusal to compensate victims of nuclear tests

Fiji has slammed the UK government for its refusal to compensate Fijian soldiers who were exposed to radiation during British nuclear tests in late 1950s.

“We are bringing justice to a brave and proud group of Fijians to whom a great injustice was done,” Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said at a Friday ceremony held for the recognition of the suffering of the veterans.

“We are righting a wrong. We are closing an unfortunate chapter in our history,” Bainimarama added in an apparent reference to the UK’s refusal over the compensation.

The prime minister also stated, “Fiji is not prepared to wait for Britain to do the right thing. We owe it to these men to help them now, not wait for the British politicians and bureaucrats.”

Fiji was a British colony at the time of the nuclear tests.

NATO, not Russia, threatens Baltics: Moscow

Moscow has rejected the British defense secretary’s allegation that Russia poses a threat to the Baltic countries, saying the real risk comes from NATO’s increased activity.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said Thursday that British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon’s remarks are beyond “diplomatic ethics.”

“The comments of Mr. Fallon of course are already beyond diplomatic ethics and the characterization of Russia is completely intolerable,” Lukashevich added.

“You wanna do something about it, Putin? Huh? HUH? I dare you to do something about it. I double-dog dare you!” — Official White Horse Souse

Smoking Gun: Wiretaps reveal Turkey’s attacks on Syrian regime positions

Media reports based on eyewitness and opposition sources
saying that Turkey has become a party to the civil war in Syria have
found their way into court proceedings. During the trial of the Islamic
State (IS) militants who attacked Turkish security forces at Nigde last
year, court files revealed that Turkey, beyond supplying opposition
forces with weapons and ammunition, had also given artillery support to
the opposition groups that captured Kassab. The prosecutor obtained
striking admissions by tapping the defendants’ phones. According to
documents obtained by Ahmet Sik of Cumhuriyet, the wiretapping
transcripts reveal that the opposition forces at Kassab inform people in
Turkey of the coordinates of Syrian army positions around Kassab, and
then Turkey shells those locations.

Gerald Celente: Ukraine economy in free fall – inflation, energy tariffs soar

The east of Ukraine, now ravaged by war, was once the county’s industrial powerhouse, but the fighting has destroyed many factories and plants in the region, and left others too dangerous to operate. Inflation’s expected to rise to almost 27% this year, the national currency is in free fall, driving workers’ monthly wages down to less than 60 dollars. Publisher of the ‘Trends Journal’ Gerald Celente says the loss of trade with Russia has also dealt a severe blow to Ukraine’s economy.

WHAT THE NETANYAHUS CAN LEARN FROM HARRY AND BESS TRUMAN

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence , Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army
pension reported to have been $13,507..72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove
home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

RT HD In the NOW – Tony Blair Buttwipe

 

 

Greece Is Just the Beginning. ISIS and Ukraine Are Skirmishes: “The Real War is Economic and Currency Related”

Greece alone has the potential to unravel the Euro-zone and shatter the fragile dominoes across the global financial markets. And that’s just one area that is exploding.

Though Russia is taking a hit from the falling gas prices, and the combined effect of sanctions, it has also been furiously stockpiling gold and working with China and the BRICS nations to build a counter-balance to international development and currency manipulation, as SHTF has reported.

Something huge is happening with currencies on the global scene, but it is a quiet war – you won’t hear about it on the mainstream news. Just make sure it doesn’t sneak up on you; instead, be as prepared as you possibly can for whichever why the wind blows and the hammer falls. Have you considered your plan? Have you invested in gold, silver, storables or valuable barter items?

Slaughterhouse Owner Pleads Guilty in “Cancer Eye” Beef Conspiracy

An owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall has pleaded guilty to knowingly processing cancer-ridden cattle for human consumption, despite USDA veterinarians warnings that the beef was unsafe.

Jesse Amaral Jr., former co-owner of the now defunct Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corporation, admitted to distributing pathogen-ridden beef that had not passed inspection by the US Department of Food and Agriculture.

Germany and EU Look Set to Reject Greece’s Request for Six-month Loan Extension

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble denounced a new Greek proposal for a six-month loan extension with the naked ultimatum, “It’s not about an extension of the loan programme, it’s about whether this program is fulfilled, yes or no.”

He was reiterating Germany’s demand that Greece honour Greece’s commitment to impose savage austerity measures to the hilt, irrespective of the dire consequences for millions of working people.

A further indication of German opposition came Wednesday evening, with the decision of the European Central Bank (ECB) to grant a further extension of only €3.3 billion to Greek banks accessing the ECB’s Emergency Liquidity Assistance fund.

Backlash by Church of England: Vicar Banned From Social Media for Endorsing 9/11 Truth

As the Bible says about God, “His throne is built on a foundation of justice and righteousness”. Does the Church of England stand by that statement and support it with their actions? I refer to the Church of England’s seemingly inconsistent and racist approach to the issue of 9/11 in relation to the recent announcement of your decision to ban Reverend Stephen Sizer from using social media due to his posting a link and a comment raising questions about who committed 9/11.

Italy Responds To Islamic State Threat With Troops In The Streets

Italy plans to use police state tactics in an effort to head off a possible attack by the Islamic State.

Italian security officials said they will deploy 5,000 soldiers in Rome and other sensitive sites and potential targets around the country after IS declared it will invade Italy’s capital city and take the Vatican.

Here comes the false-flag!

Israel’s worst nightmare coming true: Commentator

Press TV has conducted an interview with E. Michael Jones, an editor at Culture Wars Online Magazine, to discuss a decision by the US government to limit the exchange of information with Israel over the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Jones says the Israelis’ worst nightmare is coming true, adding that the increasing gap between Tel Aviv and Washington is what Israelis have repeatedly warned Netanyahu about since one month ago, when US Congressman invited him to address a joint session of the Congress without coordinating with the White House.

“No problem; we got Canada all set up to replace the US as our slave!” — Nodding Yahoo

2016 Hopeful Jeb Bush Backs Big Brother: Gov’t Surveillance “Keeps Us Safe”

Possible 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush has declared his support for the controversial NSA mass surveillance programs, many of which were created during the presidency of his brother George W., that most potential Republican candidates have criticized.

Exclusive: Al-Alam TV Documentary that Proves Zionists Support Al-Nusra +Video

In an Al-Alam TV documentary on Wednesday, the Zionist regime relevance with syrian terrorist groups same as Al-Nusra is shown.In this documentary which is called “Quneitra – the Fire Tee” the Zionist regime’s Interference in Quneitra and Daraa conflicts in south Syria is shown.

As Hosein Mortada the bureau chief of Al-Alam News TV said this film is an important document that proves Zionists support and cooperate with the terrorist groups in Syria to do their criminal programs in the region.

UK Guardian, Bank of England: ‘Banks create money as debt.’ Translation: debt-free money, at-cost credit creates instant prosperity

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

The UK Guardian is Earth’s third most-read on-line newspaper. In a revealing article, The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling it in, the author explains what the Bank of England and US Federal Reserve admit:

What we use for money is created as debt by private banks.

What this means is that with monetary and credit reform the public could have instant prosperity: full-employment, zero public deficits and debt, the best infrastructure we can imagine, falling prices, and release of public TRILLIONS held in “rainy day” accounts.

These solutions are OBVIOUS with a few moments of attention, and affirmed by leading Americans since Benjamin Franklin. See for yourself with what we have now, and what these solutions offer.

What we have:

Norwegian Muslims volunteer to protect synagogue

After deadly attack at prayer site, activists intend to form a human ‘peace ring’ of protection after weekend services

Germany rejects Greek proposal for bailout extension

Germany has rejected a Greek proposal for an extension of bailout funds. With funds rapidly dwindling, Greece is seeking additional financing, but without strict conditions likely to be imposed by the eurozone.

Greece may be driven to consider Russian overtures.

Europe Will Implement Both Border and Capital Controls in the Coming Months

This is not some idle conjecture. We know that the political elite in Europe are only too happy to ignore the rule of law whenever the crisis gets too out of hand. Indeed, this won’t even be the first time that this happens in the EU.

Back in March of 2012, when the EU Crisis first began to spin out of control, then Prime Minister of France Nicolas Sarkozy openly called for the renegotiation of the Schengen Treaty: the treaty that established the 26-nation EU as a “borderless” entity in which individuals could move from one country to another with little difficulty and which also made trade among EU members easier.

France was not alone either. A few months later, both France and Germany proposed imposing border controls in June of that same year.

So the EU is a union only for the bankers.

US steps up threats against Russia as Ukrainian troops retreat from Debaltseve

Speaking from Hungary on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the Ukrainian troops in Debaltseve to give up their weapons and for the separatists to allow them to return home. He downplayed the significance of the fighting and called for the cease-fire he negotiated with Germany and France to be “implemented in full.”

American officials have seized on continuing hostilities following Sunday’s cease-fire deadline to press for an escalation of economic and military pressure on Russia. US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki stressed at a press briefing Tuesday that the delivery of American weaponry to the Kiev regime remained “on the table.”

Top German Media Continue to Discredit Themselves with Obviously False Headlines

The German media is between a rock and hard place. That it seems to be infiltrated by US and German intelligence services which enforce a rigid, propagandistic line, is widely recognized and openly discussed.

But it has little room for manoeuvre. Either it continues to push propaganda, and discredit itself, or it starts to be more objective, and risk swinging public opinion against US interests. The stakes couldn’t be higher, because Germany’s position on the Ukraine crisis is the deciding factor in EU policy on this crucial issue.

British Defense Secretary Warns Putin Could Target Baltics Next

Putin has repeatedly halted rebel advances in Ukraine. Translation: He wants to conquer the world!

Ukrainian Soldiers Share Horrors of Debaltsevo Battle after Stinging Defeat

Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers retreat from strategic town taken by pro-Russia separatists, leaving their dead and wounded comrades behind

Russian PM Orders Humanitarian Gas Supplies to East Ukraine

The Russian prime minister has ordered to provide humanitarian aid to the citizens of Debaltsevo and other settlemets in the conflict zone, including the gas supplies

The West’s Dilemma after Debaltsevo: What to Do about Poroshenko?

Poroshenko has now been shown to be completely off his rocker. He can no longer be sold to the public as the bearer of the truth, the sincere white knight against the dark forces of Russia

HUCKABEE DANCES WITH THE OCCUPATION

Mike Huckabee is already on the campaign trail for the next US Presidential election. Following is a video captured in a West Bank winery where he obviously was seeking the votes of Americans living in the area … hopefully the rest of you will remember this at the Republican Primary.

IT’S NOT THE PRIME MINISTER’S HOUSE THAT IS IN QUESTION ~~~ IT’S THE PRIME MINISTER HIMSELF

It’s not the house,
it’s the couple who lives in it

Even those who were fooled by the misrepresentation of the poor condition of the prime minister’s residence cannot ignore Sara and Benjamin Netanyahu’s sickening behavior, as revealed in the state comptroller’s report.

“Since 2008, we have fundamentally changed the way HSBC is run” We are sneakier now.

 

 

Money Is Bailing Out of Canada, The Floodgates Opened In December.

 

 

CNN is helping the terrorists broadcast their agenda again and to keep “fear based trauma” alive.

 

 

Unemployment can change people’s personalities, study says, making some less conscientious, agreeable and open

Unemployment can change peoples’ core personalities, making some less conscientious, agreeable and open, which may make it difficult for them to find new jobs, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Pro-Kiev Commander: ‘We Will Burn Down Crimea, With All Its Residents’

You can take the leader out of his battalion, but you can’t take the battalion out of its leader: a Ukrainian MP has issued outrageous threats against Crimea and threatened to torch its population.

POSSIBLE BEX – Major Troop Movement in Germany and Holland

LAST NIGHT- Wed Feb 18, 2015:

*Highway closures in Germany- rerouting traffic- massive military Convoy out of Ramstein AF Base (US).

“3:30am the Autobahn in the direction of Mannheim was shut off- it was clear that it was American Vehicles behind the Barricade”

*Highway closing (probably highway 6) from last night definitely was for military purposes.

* Received at 11pm gmt wed night: Latest from Germany- there are also massive flights out of Ramstein- US Air Force Base

* Grafenwoehr (Bavaria) Train Station- the military vehicles are moving also

These claims are being made without any source at all. However I am putting this out here in case people in Europe start to report large movements of military vehicles. It is not impossible that NATO will simply march into Ukraine to seize the eastern republics by force, following a convenient false-flag.

You Could Soon Go To Jail for Protecting Yourself from Bullets

A new piece of legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives, H. R. 378, labeled the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, which if enacted would deprive law abiding citizens of another means of self defe

‘I am my own man’: Jeb Bush taps 21 people who worked for dad, brother

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential campaign, is seeking to distinguish his views on foreign policy from those of his father and brother, two former presidents.

Netanyahu humiliated after he tries to play down wealth with video recorded in his decrepit home… which is revealed to be his servants’ quarters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been left red-faced after a video shot by a celebrity home designer depicting his modest lifestyle was revealed to be recorded in his servants’ quarters.

Unarmed, cooperating man shot in own home, “The killing of John Geer is probably the clearest and most compelling example of what amounts to police impunity in recent American history.”

White privilege didn’t protect John Geer.
That’s not to say he didn’t have it. As a middle-class kitchen designer living in the pleasant Washington suburb of Fairfax, Va., he had nothing whatsoever in common with the impoverished black men killed by police in Missouri and Brooklyn last year.

If You Care About The Environment In Canada, You May Be Targeted As An ‘Anti-Petroleum Extremist’

As the Globe and Mail article makes clear, environmentalists are now being considered as part of an “anti-petroleum” movement. That’s not just some irrelevant rebranding: it means that new legislation supposedly targeting “terrorism” can be applied.

US Spy Operation Manipulates Social Media

Military’s ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an “online persona management service” that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world.

Oil is completely unpredictable. Greece Fails then Brazil, Mexico, U.S.

 

 

Brutal Guantanamo interrogator accused of planting evidence and torturing suspects to extract murder confessions during 30-year career as Chicago detective

A Guantanamo Bay interrogator responsible for implementing brutal methods at the prison allegedly used similar tactics to extract murder confessions from non-white citizens during his 30-year spell as a Chicago detective.

Richard Zuley is accused of shackling suspects to police precinct walls for hours on end, threatening to harm their families and pressurizing them into implicating themselves and others.

Apparently targeting minority Americans, the detective’s brutal regime resulted in at least one wrongful conviction – and other cases being thrown into doubt following accusations of abuse.

OK I get it, this is the Fed’s America. But what if it comes unglued?

 

 

De-Dollarization Accelerates: Russia Launches SWIFT-Alternative Linking 91 Entities

Back in 2013, The NSA was first exposed for secretly ‘monitoring’ the SWIFT payments flows. This appears to have been among the last straws for Russia (and others) as far as both NSA spying and dollar domination.

Last year, following threats to remove Russia from SWIFT by the UK, (which SWIFT rapidly distanced its ‘independent-self’ from), Russia (and China) announced plans to create its own de-dollarized version. In November, Russia detailed the SWIFT-alternative’s launch date around May 2015, and just last month, Medvedev warned of “unlimited reaction” if Russia was cut off from the SWIFT payments system.

So the news this week that Russia has launched its own ‘SWIFT’-alternative, linking 91 credit institutions initially, suggests de-dollarization is considerably further along than many expected (especially as Russia dumps US Treasuries at a record pace).

Clinton Foundation Donors Found to be Clients of Controversial Swiss Bank

As US prosecutors consider filing criminal charges against UK-based HSBC for aiding tax evaders, several major donors to a Clinton-family foundation are revealed to have ties to the bank’s controversial Swiss division.

The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation received $81 million from from various international donors who were clients of HSBC’s Swiss division in Geneva, the Guardian reports.

Donors include the Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra whose contributions total at least $50 million. Richard Caring, a British retail clothing magnate and club owner, donated $1 million to the Clintons’ foundation in exchange for Bill Clinton’s attendance at an opulent St. Petersburg gala.

Newsmax Pledged $1 Million to Clinton Foundation

Conservative website Newsmax has pledged a very large donation to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a new report in the Wall Street Journal states.

“Newsmax, a conservative news organization, last year pledged $1 million to the Clinton Foundation over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for Chris Ruddy, the organization’s CEO. Mr. Ruddy has been friends with the Clintons since 2007,” reports the Journal.

Cop breaks silence on model’s death, government ordered hit

 

 

Oceania: Heavy legacy of US military ambitions

Drawing by a child on the Marshall Islands, depicting the US’s Bikini Atoll nuclear explosion. It was widely seen as a nuclear experiment on human beings. Between 1946 and 1958, 23 nuclear devices were detonated by the United States at seven test sites located on the reef, inside the atoll, in the air and underwater

What weapons does USA ship to Europe for war in Ukraine?

The legislator said that the United States Air Force was intended to send ten military aircraft to Europe. It goes about the A-10 attack aircraft, aka “tank busters.” According to Pentagon officials, this is being done to “increase rotational presence in Europe to reassure our allies and partner nations that our commitment to European security is a priority.”

Let’s ignore another warning from the BIS. We must enjoy paying for burst bubbles!

 

 

DEAR A-HOLE FBI AGENT EL-NOURY

You know who you are, the piece of malfunctioning trash that framed up a simpleton with an IQ of at most 65 in an idiotic plot to blow up Yellowstone and derail a train -

You are the lowest of the gutter low trash, so low that all comment sections below the five articles on five different papers I read were all disabled simply because others were obviously calling you an A-hole. The people DO NOT believe it is the FBI’s job to empower simpletons to carry out impossible plots they would never progress with absent your help. Your job is to assess real threats, not chase down simpletons and manipulate them into stacking your credentials.

Yes, you can take your fat bonus check, call your idiotic tax wasting pursuit a successful classified mission, slam some total retard in jail and climb the ladder. Cool it is how tyranny rewards the lowest of filth.

Clintons Desperate To Dissipate “Orgy Island” Underage Sex Scandal

Last week various media outlets/blogs/etc. began asking the basic question of where Hillary Clinton had seemingly disappeared to. Possibilities ranged from her undergoing a rigorous diet and exercise regime, to plastic surgery, to a somewhat serious medical issue. (She has been hospitalized several times in recent years)

Now those more speculative rumors are being pushed aside by something else – a far more potentially damaging scenario that could derail the Clintons’ hope for another tenure inside the White House:

An underage sex scandal.

I think we should focus on Hillary herself; the cattle-futures trades, travel office firings, Benghazi, Vince Foster, and NOT let Bill’s already well-documented generosity with his genitalia be a distraction. Hillary could easily turn this story around, play the wronged woman (again) and garner instant sympathy and support from all the women voters in America!

Lenovo caught installing adware on new computers

It looks like Lenovo has been installing adware onto new consumer computers from the company that activates when taken out of the box for the first time.

The adware, named Superfish, is reportedly installed on a number of Lenovo’s consumer laptops out of the box. The software injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user’s permission.

Superfish appears to affect Internet Explorer and Google Chrome on these Lenovo computers.

The Same People Who Lied To You About Iraq Are Now In Charge Of Jeb Bush’s Foreign Policy.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will deliver a speech on Wednesday that seeks to distance his foreign policy views from the previous two Bush presidents, saying, according to early excerpts, that while he admires his presidential family members, “I am my own man.”

Hacker Claims Feds Hit Him With 44 Felonies When He Refused to Be an FBI Spy

A year ago, the Department of Justice threatened to put Fidel Salinas in prison for the rest of his life for hacking crimes. But before the federal government brought those charges against him, Salinas now says, it tried a different tactic: recruiting him.

A Southern District of Texas judge sentenced Salinas earlier this month to six months in prison and a $10,600 fine after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of computer fraud and abuse. The charge stemmed from his repeatedly scanning the local Hidalgo County website for vulnerabilities in early 2012. But just months before he took that plea, the 28-year-old with ties to the hacktivist group Anonymous instead faced 44 felony hacking and cyberstalking charges, all of which were later dismissed. And now that his case is over, Salinas is willing to say why he believes he faced that overwhelming list of empty charges. As he tells it, two FBI agents asked him to hack targets on the bureau’s behalf, and he refused.

9 weirdest things about this RCMP intelligence report on the “anti-petroleum movement”

First reported in La Presse, and again Monday in the Globe and Mail, the RCMP report dated January 2014 warns of “a growing, highly organized and well-financed anti-Canada petroleum movement that consists of peaceful activists, militants and violent extremists who are opposed to society’s reliance on fossil fuels.”

The report surfaces amidst fresh debate in Parliament over the Tories new anti-terror legislation and its potential use against groups involved in peaceful protest and legitimate dissent. The Harper government already has a proven track record for gathering intelligence on opponents of the oil sands.

Report Finds We Are Eating ‘2,500 Tons of Fake Food’-From fake antifreeze vodka to phony butter

                                       

 

Russia Developed New Fuel to Power Mach 5 Hypersonic Missiles

 

 

Heads Up! Things on the West Coast Ports are going from bad to worse, and with no resolution in sight, it is now beginning to cripple the US economy.

 

 

IDF chief lawyer: ICC probe not a concern

Maj. Gen. Danny Efroni says internal investigation of Gaza war is ‘sufficient’ to forestall one by international tribunal

“We looked and didn’t find anything, so go away!” — Nodding Yahoo

NASA: Fireball Brighter than Full Moon over NY, Penn. Ohio… Video

A bright meteor lit up skies over the American states of New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania this week, burning up in the atmosphere in a flare brighter than the full moon.

“A space rock about 60cm in diameter and weighing over 200kg entered Earth’s atmosphere above western Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, where NASA cameras detected it early Tuesday morning local time at an altitude of 100km.

“The meteor moved due east at a speed of almost 73,000kph, before cameras lost track of it at an altitude of 20km above the town of Kittanning, “NASA said.

NASA said there might be fragments of the meteor, or meteorites, scattered on the ground east of the town.

There’s no way of knowing if the NSA’s spyware is on your hard drive

 

 

We need an independence day from Israel!

 

 

Obama’s “Fake War” against the Islamic State (ISIS). The Islamic State is Protected by the US and its Allies

Since August 2014, the US Air Force with the support of a coalition of 19 countries has relentlessly waged an intensified air campaign against Syria and Iraq allegedly targeting the Islamic State brigades.

According to Defense News, over 16,000 airstrikes were carried out from August 2014 to mid January 2015. Sixty percent of the air strikes were conducted by the US Air Force using advanced jet fighter and bombing capabilities (Aaron Mehta, “A-10 Performing 11 Percent of Anti-ISIS Sorties”. Defense News, January 19, 2015.)

The airstrikes have been casually described by the media as part of a “soft” counter-terrorism operation, rather than an act of all out war directed against Syria and Iraq.

Scrap Metal Price Drop Impacts Recycling Industry

 

 

Kiev’s Retreat Granted In Minsk 2.0 – Joaquin

                                       

 

U.S. Government Demands Social Media Censorship

Congress and the White House are leaning on Twitter to censor Islamic State posts on its network.

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, the chair of a House foreign affairs subcommittee on terrorism, has singled out Twitter for allowing supposed IS operatives to recruit and propagandize on the social media platform.

Jim Willie: China is Trying to Wreck Our Economy

The Chinese are trying to wreck the US economy by disrupting its supply chain. They are not just halting Chinese imports into the US economy, they are halting East Asian (Korean, Japanese) ships. All these ships are not unloading.

The US economy wrecked itself. Willie is just trying to shift the blame, like yesterday’s story trying to suggest the Russians are behind the extremely (embarrassing for Al Gore) cold weather.

 

There is nothing to cure. Trying to “cure”homosexuality is like trying to cure heterosexuality.

Therapists who say homosexuality can be cured are committing consumer fraud, N.J. judge says

People who provide gay-to-straight conversion therapy are committing fraud if they describe homosexuality as a mental disorder that can be cured, a state judge said Tuesday in a ruling a civil rights group predicted would deal a serious blow to the treatment’s future across the nation.

The Boys of Buchenwald

The exhibit, which has been displayed in Paris and Jerusalem but never before in the United States, recounts how the 600 to 900 “Buchenwald boys” were secreted away — many of them in one remote, windowless barracks — by the camp’s underground resistance. These adult protectors managed to shield the boys from the guards’ gaze and wrath, and to hide the children from being sent to forced labor. They also gave them extra food rations and encouragement and even tutored them.
Note: Another holocau$t miracle! We were told all the children who couldn’t work were immediately sent to the “gas chambers.” Had enough yet!

Russia starts dumping US treasuries, China follows suit

 

Greek Marxists vs. German Bankers: A Battle Over Austerity

 

 

UCLA hospital: Contaminated medical scopes blamed for superbug spread which so far killed two; 180 potentially exposed

Hospital graded with a failing rating in 2012

HB407 notes that “New Hampshire counties, cities, and towns have received over $6,000,000 in military hardware

New Hampshire House votes to reject federal militarization of local police

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ A Mental Disorder

In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated.

I wonder when they will decide that a desire for truth is a mental illness.

White House: Israel leaks inaccurate info about Iran talks

According to reports, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday, “There’s no question that some of the things that the Israelis have said in characterizing our negotiating position have not been accurate. There’s no question about that.”

Earnest accused Tel Aviv of “cherry-picking” intelligence information that distorts the US position.

Swiss prosecutors investigate HSBC for money laundering over claims it helped hide millions for arms dealers and blood diamond traders

The Geneva offices of HSBC were raided by Swiss prosecutors yesterday in an investigation into alleged money laundering.

Public prosecutors said they were searching for evidence of ‘aggravated money laundering’ after ‘the recent published revelations ’ about HSBC’s Swiss private bank.

It is the latest damaging twist for the banking giant embroiled in a scandal over claims staff helped rich clients dodge tax.

American current bi-party system is bankrupt

It was Thucydides who warned us about slick tongued orators when he criticized the weakness and dangers of Democracy!

The 9/11 USAF Stand Down

“This is America, the most advanced military technologically capable country in the world, and it is just impossible to believe that they could have been that incompetent.” – Michael Meacher, UK MP.

BREAKING! LATEST VIDEO FROM “ISIS!”

 

 

Barclays to cut bonus pool to below 2 billion pounds

Barclays, which has the largest investment bank of Britain’s lenders, will say bonuses fell below 2 billion pounds for 2014 when it reports results on March 2, compared with 2.4 billion for 2013, Sky said, citing an insider.

Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) and Royal Bank of Scotland (LLOY.L) will also both reduce their bonus pots for 2014 when they report next week, and payouts across the three banks will be about 15 percent lower than for 2013, Sky said.

Barclays, Lloyds and RBS declined to comment.

Sky said the bonus figure for RBS could be about 500 million pounds and Lloyds was likely to pay about 375 million pounds; the combined 875 million would be down from about 975 million a year before, but could still spark a political row about pay at the two state-backed banks.

Poland to Pay $262,000 to Inmates Held at Secret C.I.A. Prison

Poland will abide by a European court ruling that ordered it to pay a total of $262,000 in reparations to two former inmates of a “black site” prison run by the C.I.A., the minister of foreign affairs said on Wednesday.

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Ron Paul: US didn’t really want to catch Osama bin Laden

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says he thinks the United States used Osama bin Laden as an excuse to build up its military and invade other countries.

“They knew where Bin Laden was. I don’t think they really wanted to catch him because he was used as the excuse for us, you know, invading various countries and building up the military,” Paul said in a radio interview with Scott Horton that BuzzFeed published Wednesday.

I admire Ron Paul, and he is partly correct. The US used Osama Bin laden as the excuse to invade other countries, then switched to a generic “Al Qaeda” when too many people realized that the real Osama Bin Laden died in late 2001 and all subsequent “Osamas” were actors in poorly done makeup. Then he US switched to ISIS when too many people realized that the visible faces of Al Qaeda were all manufactured fakes, like Adam Gadahn, aka Adam Pearlman.

Bend It Like Bennett: Genuflecting to Jewish Power

 

 

ABC Tours Fukushima: Work at plant may last centuries, some say it can never be fixed; “Tepco admits it doesn’t know extent of meltdowns” — Official: We don’t know real situation of the molten fuel, “nobody’s seen it”; We need help from the world (VIDEO)

 

 

Argentine President Tells US, Israel to butt out of Its Business

The mysterious murder last month of the Argentine prosecutor who had been investigating the bogus links between Iran and a 20-year old bombing at the Buenos Aires headquarters of a Zionist lobbying organization was one of a string of mini 9-11s that have taken place around the world since the start of the year.

French Prime Minister’s Jewish wife may fuel his fanatical philo-semitism

I have been baffled for the past year or so by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. He recently said that if France loses its 500,000 Jews, it will no longer be France. It would mark the failure of the French Republic. Valls emphasized that were France to lose 500,000 people of Spanish descent like himself, it would not be such a big deal. But Jews, well, they are special.

NATO/UN Desperately Seek Ceasefire To Save ISIS After Syrian Army Encircles Aleppo

In a military victory that may very well rival the liberation of Qusayr in terms of significance, on February 17, the SAA officially encircled the entirety of Syria’s largest city Aleppo. In so doing, the SAA was also able to seal off the road leading into the city from the North which has been used as a supply route for the terrorist death squads receiving reinforcements and supplies from Turkey since the beginning of the crisis.

While not controlled by the Western-backed terrorist forces entirely, large portions of Aleppo have fallen under death squad control since NATO began backing jihadists forces in earnest in 2010. The Syrian military has long sought to establish control over the entirety of the city and, over the last several months, the SAA has been fighting to do just that. Over the last few weeks, however, the SAA was able to win a number of key battles and take control over a several key villages that enabled it to position itself all the way around Aleppo.

Iceland jailed their bankers. Iraq and Libya are kicking out their recently installed US puppet rulers. The plan to start a confrontation with Russia via Ukraine to protect the dollar from the Ruble is crumbling, and the plan to install a new government in Syria, now in its fourth year, by backing Al Qaeda against Assad is stalled as are the plans for war with Iran and China.

The US/PNAC plan to conquer the world and force it back to Bretton-Woods and the petrodollar is in serious trouble.

Message to the government watchers monitoring this site; I did warn you the US could lose this one, didn’t I?

How Many More “Saves” Are Left in the Central Bank Bazookas? Very Few, It Seems

 

 

Gold Owners Must Take Precautions: Gold Bars Worth Over $500,000 Robbed From Pensioner By Fake Cops in France

 

 

Settlers uproot 550 olive tree saplings

A group of Israeli settlers from the Asfar (Metzad) settlement, to the east of the town of Al Shuyoukh, uprooted 550 olive tree saplings on Tuesday night and ran away.

Activist Ahmed Halayka said that the land is owned by Abdel Kader and Moussa Abu Shanab Al-Ayayda and located in the area of Zaafaran, where the Asfar settlement was established.

The land’s owners, Al-Halayka noted, were shocked yesterday morning to see their trees, which had been planted around a week earlier, uprooted.

Military intervention in Libya “unacceptable”, Tuareg official

Libya’s Tuareg representative to the Libyan national dialogue, Mossa Al-Koni yesterday rejected any “foreign military intervention in Libya” stressing that his country “does not export terrorism, but terrorism penetrated its territories following the French military intervention in Mali in 2013″.

In an interview with the Anadolu Agency, Al-Koni who served as a member of the transitional council after the revolution of 17 February 2011 said: “No one accepts the killing of Egyptian Copts in this way, the images were shocking not to only to Libyans but for the international community, especially that these innocent people had nothing to do with the ongoing conflict.”

He added that these actions “cannot be attributed to Libya or Libyans”.

Debaltsevo graced by a Novorossia flag and a new Greek mayor

New authorities are focused on restoring peaceful life in Debaltsevo. The head of DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko has signed a decree on the formation of a special commission to restore the city. It consists of the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic, representatives of government agencies and a fresh face – Alexander Afendikov, appointed by the head of DPR to the position of the mayor of Debaltsevo. LifeNews managed to learn some details of the biography of the new head of city administration.

The Sarah Palin of Israel

The most powerful woman in Israel’s ruling Likud party has just moved into a trailer. Knesset member Miri Regev, the party’s attack dog and the closest thing Israel has to Sarah Palin, boarded the mobile home—attached to an Audi SUV—last week ready to crisscross the country campaigning for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a man who never wanted her to be the face of the party to so many Israelis.

She admits that the trailer, decorated with the Likud’s blue colors and emblazoned with her face, is a gimmick, but it’s one that fits her well. She is, after all, the queen of media stunts—and a frequent object of mockery by Israeli journalists and satirists.

Israeli analyst warns European Jews not to migrate to Israel

Israeli analyst Zvi Bar’el has criticised Benjamin Netanyahu’s suggestion that European Jews should migrate to Israel to escape what the prime minister claims is a “growing wave of anti-Semitism” and the “Islamic State threat”. Bar’el pointed out that Israel is unable to fulfil Netanyahu’s promises to new immigrants.

“Fear in Israel is greater, the crime level is higher and the terrorism threat is more real,” wrote Bar’el in an article published by Haaretz newspaper. He pointed out that the real problem is not only that the Jews of Europe aren’t safe. “The Jews of Israel have a hard time being convinced that their haven can face up to the threats in the region that Netanyahu warns them of daily,” he claimed. “Let’s assume that thousands of Jews do decide to abandon their businesses, studies, homes and livelihoods and board rescue flights to Ben-Gurion International Airport. What will they find here?”

‘100 riot police’ clash with housing justice activists in South London, 6 arrested

Six people were arrested on Tuesday night in a London council estate, following a standoff between riot police and activists protesting against the ‘social cleansing’ of London’s poor.

GAO and The Goldilocks Option: Audit the Fed but Don’t Make It Sweat

Just in time to join this larger debate comes the reasonable GAO alternative: Let’s make the Fed more accountable but not TOO accountable.

Does the Russian Bear Smell Gold?

Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency? … The “perfect-storm” of geopolitical instability, diplomatic isolation, severe currency depreciation, and economic decline now confronting Russia has profoundly damaged Moscow’s international standing, and possibly for the long-term. Yet, it is precisely such conditions that may push the country’s leadership into taking the radical step that will secure its world-player status once and for all: the adoption of a gold-exchange standard.

The guardian: €3.5bn increase in #Greece’s ELA is just peanuts. The Greek banking system will suffer dire concequences if no deal reached until Tuesday.

 

 

“Every American should be concerned about a government that thinks it can fire you because of what you believe.”

                                  

 

Cop reveals that “planting evidence and lying” are just “part of the game”

The Post then contacted the officer and conducted an anonymous interview with him where he revealed his disturbing perspective

Tony Blair to advise Serbia, having led NATO bombing of Belgrade

Tony Blair has signed a contract to advise Serbia’s prime minister, 16 years after the two were on opposite sides of the Balkan conflict. Former British PM Blair was instrumental in NATO airstrikes against Belgrade.

Blair will work for PM Aleksandar Vucic, Slobodan Milosevic’s information minister at the time of the Kosovo conflict.

RAF scrambles Typhoons to intercept giant ‘Russian Bear’ bombers off Cornwall

British RAF Typhoon fighter jets have been scrambled in response to two Russian Bear long-range bombers spotted off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said

‘Nation’s top censorship officer’: Targeted NYT journalist rebukes Eric Holder over press freedoms

James Risen, dragged through the mud by the Department of Justice, offers bold counter to AG’s record on whistleblowers

Close the Loophole that Allows Government to Read All of Your Emails After 180 Days

Oil falls sharply as US crude inventories rise

Oil prices tumbled on Thursday after another big weekly build in U.S. crude inventories and a possible rise in Saudi output stoked worries about oversupply.

(*This Is GOOD NEWS For Home Owners In The North East Who Are Trying To Heat Their Homes With Oil .
no one ever seems to report from that angle . We only hear how it’s going to hurt Wall St. , and big business , or corporations . I’m here to change all that !)

Kung Hei Fat Choi ! What Really Happened in The Opium War

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year Kung Hei Fat Choi! Its fitting and timely to watch An Epic Film Premiered in 1997 for the Handover of Hong Kong by he British back to China. A must see for anyone interested in the dark history of the British empire. What they don’t teach you in the history school books. This 2 1/2 hour film (subtitled in English and Chinese) is probably the most powerful movie ever made on the wars waged by the Chinese over the British to rid the country of the opium addiction that was crippling Chinese of every walk of life.

15 times Joe Biden didn’t understand personal space

 

 

Ukraine, America’s “Lebensraum”. Is Washington Preparing to Wage War on Russia?

No sooner was the truce signed than all onus was put on Russia to sustain it with none evident on Kiev or its US master. Is it just another pause before more weapons, special forces and advisers come in to prop up the US-constructed coup state in Kiev? Certainly that is what the West-Ukraine puppet leaders and US war party are pressing for.

Opposition Leaders Issued A Statement to Signal the Launch of the Foiled Coup

Lucas Koerner, journalist in Caracas for Venezuelanalysis.com: What we know about the foiled coup thus far?

Minsk cease-fire verging on collapse as fighting continues in east Ukraine

Fighting escalated in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve on Tuesday, as the cease-fire negotiated last week in Minsk has failed to take hold.

Why the Free and Open Internet Is Never Going to Die

It appears that the internet’s wild west days are coming to an end, much to the chagrin of pretty much everyone who uses it. Last week, the FEC announced their desire to regulate websites like Drudge, and President Obama called for the government to reign in the internet, and regulate it like a utility. Obviously, these developments have the potential to destroy everything that makes the internet great.

The masses have spent the last 15 years ditching television, radio, and newspapers, and turning to the internet for their news, because it offers an almost infinite number of opinions. Meanwhile, the mainstream media continues to wallow in lies and propaganda, as they pump a steady stream of bland and sterile entertainment into our homes. If the government has its way, in 20 years your computer will become nothing more than a television with a million channels. How novel?

American police brutality, exported from Chicago to Guantánamo

Allegations stemming from interviews and court documents, concerning five Chicago suspects, suggest Zuley and his colleagues shackled suspects to walls for extended periods, threatened their family members, and perhaps even planted evidence on them. The point was to yield confessions, even while ignoring potentially exculpatory evidence.

Several of those techniques bear similarities to those used by Zuley when he took over the interrogation of Mohamedou Ould Slahi at Guantánamo, described in official government reports and a best-selling memoir serialised last month by the Guardian as one of the most brutal ever conducted at the US wartime prison.

NSA Spy Software Embeds Itself In World’s Most Popular Hard Drives, Near Impossible To Remove

 

 

America In Distress – Have We Reached The Tipping Point?

Obama has spent the last eight years adding Trillions to our National Debt, edging us closer to bankruptcy. Scandals have plagued us at an alarming rate – IRS, Benghazi, NSA, Snowden, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Operation Choke Point, The VA, AP Wiretapping, Drones, ObamaCare, Monsanto / FDA appointment, Recess appointments… and on and on.

The Department of Homeland Security is a total disaster. It’s time to abolish it.

If Congress doesn’t act before February 27, the Department of Homeland Security is going to run out of money and go into a partial shutdown. (Eighty-five percent of employees would still be working, but they wouldn’t be getting paid.) Congress doesn’t appear to have a plan for action; as of last week, before it broke for recess, House and Senate lawmakers were each telling each other to do something. Meanwhile, politicians in both parties have already skipped to the step where they blame the other party for the possible shutdown — making them seem pretty resigned to it happening. House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday he’s “certainly” ready for a DHS shutdown.

Judge says man must pay $30K in child support for kid who is not his

It is a story that inspired outrage.
Carnell Alexander says he got a shock during a traffic stop in Detroit in the early 1990s. The officer told him he is a deadbeat dad, and that he was under arrest.
The problem? Carnell didn’t have any kids.

Dead Banker 61 “Froze To Death” ???

 

 

Cracks in nuclear reactors prompt call for worldwide inspections

The discovery of thousands of additional cracks in critical components of two Belgian nuclear reactors prompted Greenpeace to call for immediate checks of nuclear power plants worldwide.

The cracks were found in the steel nuclear reactor pressure vessels in nuclear reactors Doel 3 and Tihange 2 in Belgium. The vessels contain highly radioactive nuclear fuel cores and the failure of the components can cause catastrophic nuclear accidents, according to Greenpeace.

On Feb. 13, two leading material scientists announced that the pervasive and unexpected cracking could be related to corrosion from normal operation, with potential implications for reactors worldwide.

Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy

Perhaps the most powerful tool in the Equation group’s arsenal is a mysterious module known only by a cryptic name: “nls_933w.dll”. It allows them to reprogram the hard drive firmware of over a dozen different hard drive brands, including Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Maxtor and IBM. This is an astonishing technical accomplishment and is testament to the group’s abilities.

Over the past years, the Equation group has performed many different attacks. One stands out: the Fanny worm. Presumably compiled in July 2008, it was first observed and blocked by our systems in December 2008. Fanny used two zero-day exploits, which were later uncovered during the discovery of Stuxnet.

Samsung TV Security Hole Opens Door for Hackers

Samsung transmits voice data to Nuance through an unsecure cocktail of XML and binary data, and does not use SSL encryption. If a talented researcher like Lodge could track voice data back to Nuance, a malicious hacker could do the same, provided that he or she had access to your smart TV and home network credentials.

Whether this is really dangerous is up for debate, as most users are not likely to look for anything terribly compromising via voice search on their smart TVs. Still, in a day and age when it’s common for both cybercriminals and world governments to try to leverage personal data, it’s surprising to see a big company transmit private information without some kind of encryption.

Census: 30% Of Millennials Still Living With Parents

30.3 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds are living with a parent, according to data from the Census Bureau. — The data comes from a Census release called “Young Adults: Then and Now,” which “illustrates characteristics of the young adult population (age 18-34) across the decades using data from the 1980, 1990 and 2000 Censuses and the 2009-2013 American Community Survey.”

Total News Blackout In Canada – People vs Central Bank -

 

 

America, your Vice President is a Perverted Creep

SEE JOE (I AM A ZIONIST TOO) BIDEN GROPE AND KISS A CHILD

The NSA’s Latest Attempt to Hack Your Computer … And What You Can Do To Stop It

Sometimes I wonder just how bad the news about government spying can get. The answer was in my inbox this morning. I quickly ran out of superlatives: Awful. Terrible. Appalling. Dreadful.

The article in question reported that for most of the last two decades, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been deliberately infecting the “firmware” that runs most common hard drives, including those made by Seagate, Western Digital, IBM, Toshiba, Samsung and Maxtor.

There’s a 99% chance that the computer you’re using has one of those in it. Mine has four…

Poroshenko wants EU peacekeepers in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Security Council has agreed to call on the UN and EU to deploy a peacekeeping mission in the war-torn eastern part of the country, as requested by President Petro Poroshenko.

Poroshenko has cratered he war against the East and calls for help from his masters.

Every television newscast: staged reality

Focus on the network evening news. This is where the staging is done well.

First, we have the image itself, the colors in foreground and background, the blend of restful and charged hues. The anchor and his/her smooth style.

Then we have the shifting of venue from the studio to reporters in the field, demonstrating the reach of coverage: the planet. As if this equals authenticity.

Actually, those reporters in the field rarely dig up information on location. A correspondent standing on a rooftop in Cairo could just as well be positioned in a bathroom in a Las Vegas McDonald’s. His report would be identical.

Massive Manipulated Gold Hit In Progress

The Comex is a complete fraud. It’s one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history.

With China and Viet Nam (the latter being a major gold importing country) now closed until next Wednesday in observance of their Lunar New Year, the bullion banks have engaged in a major attempt to drive the price of gold lower…

Government In Action: The NSA’s Latest Attempt To Hack Your Computer

Sometimes I wonder just how bad the news about government spying can get. The answer was in my inbox this morning. I quickly ran out of superlatives: Awful. Terrible. Appalling. Dreadful.

The article in question reported that for most of the last two decades, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been deliberately infecting the “firmware” that runs most common hard drives, including those made by Seagate, Western Digital, IBM, Toshiba, Samsung and Maxtor. There’s a 99% chance that the computer you’re using has one of those in it. Mine has four.

James Rickards : Sanctions are not a form of diplomacy, it is a form of warfare. Being kicked out of SWIFT is equivalent to using a nuclear bomb.

 

 

Greek Government Blasts Germany’s Arrogance: “It’s Like Being Asked To Surrender Back In The 1940s”

 

 

Caught On Tape – Erdogan’s ‘Kingmaker’ Bill Sparks Mass Brawl In Turkish Parliament

Chairs flew and lawmakers traded punches as AP reports a brawl in the Turkish Parliament over a new security bill (dubbed the ‘kingmaker’) has forced the spotlight on mounting suspicions that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s real goal is to hand himself more tools to crush dissent. Five lawmakers were injured early Wednesday in the fight that broke out as opposition leaders tried to delay a debate on the legislation.

Russia Dumps Most US Paper Ever As China Reduces Treasurys Holdings To January 2013 Levels

Back in December, Socgen spread a rumor that Russia has begun selling its gold. Subsequent IMF data showed that not only was this not correct, Russia in fact added to its gold holdings. But there was one thing it was selling: some $22 billion in US Treasurys, a record 20% of its total holdings, bringing its US paper inventory to just $86 billion in December – the lowest since June 2008.

What school lunches look like around the world (and the UK and US are the most unhealthy)

 

 

Police Trash 90-Year-Old Woman’s Home in Search for Nonexistent Drugs

A 90-year-old woman whose home was significantly damaged in a police drug raid says she was falsely targeted by Miami-area law enforcement.

No End in Sight: As Fighting Escalates, Afghan Civilians Still Paying Heavy Price

More than 13 years since the U.S.-led invasion, the war in Afghanistan continues to bring death and horror to civilians, who face record casualties and high levels of displacement amid intensified fighting, according to a new United Nations study.

Obama administration to allow sales of armed drones to allies

The Obama administration will permit the widespread export of armed drones for the first time, a step toward providing allied nations with weapons that have become a cornerstone of U.S. counterterrorism strategy but whose remotely controlled power to kill is intensely controversial.

“Horror, Darkness, Fire, and Death”–The Agony of Debaltsevo Cauldron

The cauldron will cease to exist in a few hours, a day at the most. Novorossia’s army has taken most of Debaltsevo. UAF and volunteer battalions have lost their HQ, therefore are acting in an uncoordinated, chaotic fashion, in order to save themselves. Many of the soldiers who have nothing to fear (draftees and reservists) are laying down their arms. DPR/LPR is mentioning hundreds of POWs. But that is only the beginning.

Most of the prisoners will likely be captured today or tomorrow, and here’s why.

Sanctions-Struck Russia Goes for Islamic Banking

Russia is enacting regulations and building infrastructure to enable Russian firms and eventually the government to issue sukuk- bonds compliant with Islamic law

Survey: Americans are starting to hide cash around their home, fearing another financial crash.

 

 

Ukraine Denouement

The fate of Ukraine is now shifting from the military battlefield back to the arena that counts most: that of international finance. Kiev is broke, having depleted its foreign reserves on waging war that has destroyed its industrial export and coal mining capacity in the Donbass (especially vis-à-vis Russia, which normally has bought 38 percent of Ukraine’s exports). Deeply in debt (with €3 billion falling due on December 20 to Russia), Ukraine faces insolvency if the IMF and Europe do not release new loans next month to pay for new imports as well as Russian and foreign bondholders.

Conspiracy Theorist: Someone who questions the statements of known liars

 

 

Merkel Peace Laureate Another Bad Joke

Germans are known for their exceedingly dry humour. So much so that one joke has it that the Bundestag is voting to make laughing lessons a compulsory part of the curriculum in all German schools. But, seriously, the proposed nomination of Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to some media reports, for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has got to be a joke that will provoke much unintended mirth.

Admitted: US helped Israel build the Bomb

An official government document revealing the true extent of this ‘special relationship’ is now available for the world to see.

It surely would not have been possible for the Israelis to acquire the H-Bomb without American help, and now we know for sure that the US did indeed help – allegedly ‘skirting’ around strict international standards on the issue.

At present, much is being made by Republicans in the US Congress about Iran’s alleged (and still non existent) nuclear weapons program and “the rule of law”, so this latest revelation only their own belies grandiose platitudes on the issue.

In today’s culture, self sufficiency has been turned in for collective dependence, and dependence has turned us in to pseudo-slaves.

 

 

Google warns of US government ‘hacking any facility’ in the world

Google is boldly opposing an attempt by the US Justice Department to expand federal powers to search and seize digital data, warning that the changes would open the door to US “government hacking of any facility” in the world.

Silvio Berlusconi ‘paid off bunga bunga girls in sex trial’, say prosecutors

Silvio Berlusconi paid off showgirls with tens of thousands of euros in cash and even free apartments and villas in return for them lying for him during his “bunga bunga” sex trial, Italian prosecutors allege. The disgraced former prime minister could now face a fresh trial on charges of tampering with witnesses and inducing them to provide false testimony in court.

VIDEO: CNN says ISIS lures Western women with pictures of Nutella and kittens

On Wednesday morning, CNN revealed shocking information about the depth of dastardliness to which ISIS is now stooping in its effort to subvert the glorious freedoms and democracy of Western peoples: they’re after our women, using the most devilish and devious ploy ever imagined by the mind of man or jihadi.

CNN’s Carol Costello spelled out, in glorious technicolor, that Western women are being manipulated by ISIS onlineTM into thinking that life with the world’s most high profile head-choppers (after Saudi Arabia) would be pretty cool and fun because there would be kittens, nutella and “emojis” (whatever they are).

The Greatest Story NEVER Told

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Vimeo has deleted our Channel without Notice, YouTube has blocked our documentary Worldwide. The videos below are working, you may need to pause before playing. The truth fears no investigations. Thanks for your patience.

This is the documentary the caller into the radio show mentioned, bu apparently the powers that be are terrified of it to the point of trying to shut it down.

NATO/UN Desperately Seek Ceasefire To Save ISIS After Syrian Army Encircles Aleppo

In a military victory that may very well rival the liberation of Qusayr in terms of significance, on February 17, the SAA officially encircled the entirety of Syria’s largest city Aleppo. In so doing, the SAA was also able to seal off the road leading into the city from the North which has been used as a supply route for the terrorist death squads receiving reinforcements and supplies from Turkey since the beginning of the crisis…

UNSC unanimously adopts Russian draft resolution on Ukraine

Skip forward to 20:57 where the RF Ambassador to UN rips the Western liars a new one!

Huge amount of weapons were found on the border between Egypt and Libya

Huge amount of weapons were found on the border between Egypt and Libya, it is believed these weapons sent from America to terrorists.

Debaltsevo Pocket Is Crumbling, Ukraine Forces in Retreat

All my sources confirm that Debaltsevo is mostly in Novorussian hands and that the junta forces are in full retreat to the south of the pocket. All the top Novorussian brass was on hand today, including Kononov, Motorola, Givi, Mozgovoi and Zakharchenko as were many tens of Ukrainian prisoners.

Ukraine Women Protest, Want Their Men out of Debaltsevo Cauldron

Odessa women, whose relatives and loved ones are surrounded in the Debaltsevo cauldron, blocked a highway with signs “Help Debaltsevo”, creating traffic jams six kilometers long.

Yandex Says Google Shutting Others Out From Russian Android Devices

Russian Internet giant Yandex has requested that Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service investigate Google for violating Russian legislation, news agency RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.

News Anchor Trashes Bill Of Rights And Constitution

 

 

Kiev says troops withdrawn from Debaltsevo, rebels claim military ‘surrender en masse’

Kiev troops surrounded in the city of Debalstevo have started to surrender en masse, Ukrainian rebels have said. President Poroshenko announced a complete withdrawal from the contested city.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed in a video statement that he has given an order to withdraw troops from Debaltsevo on Wednesdsay.

“We stated and proved that Debaltsevo was under our control and that there was no encirclement. Our units withdrew according to plan in an organized manner. They took military hardware with them – tanks, APCs, artillery pieces, tow-tracks, cars,” the president said.

He added that some 80 percent of the troops have already left the city.

 

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Latest News 19 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?” — Henry David Thoreau

 

Andrew Hoffman – Gold & Silver Record Demand-Supply Falling

Andrew Hoffman of MilesFranklin.com says, “You have the polar opposite in the oil business as you have in the mining business right now. You have a relentless amount of supply that is on stream and coming on stream for oil. . . . So, no matter what the price, you are going to see more and more supply come on. In gold and silver mining, you have record demand right now, and yet you are going to see supply fall at infinitum. There have been no discoveries for the past decade. There has been no capital spending for the past decade. So, I think you are going to see plunging oil demand and surging supply. Gold and silver will be surging demand and plunging supply. When it comes to silver, there are almost no inventories to start with. So, you are sitting in very desperate situations on both ends that I think it’s pretty clear economic Mother Nature is going to resolve. . . . We are talking about an extremely tight supply/demand balance in gold and silver right now. . . .

 

Victoria Nuland the F**k the EU spiritual mother of Nulandistan is in trouble

Der Spiegel attacked Victoria Nuland, President Obama’s Nazi-loving representative for Europe, as “America’s Riot Diplomat” — the sobriquet can mean both that Nuland acts disruptively, and that she creates riots (as on the Maidan in Ukraine).
The “Politics” column states that Nuland poses a threat to America’s allies, and that while she is supposed to solve the crisis of Ukraine and relations with Russia, “In the crisis, Nuland herself has become the problem.”

EIR Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche has called the immediate firing of Nuland, an indispensable step to avoid a plunge into thermonuclear war with Russia.

BEX ALERT – Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” and the warning, “we are south of Rome,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shuttered the Italian embassy in Tripoli and raised his fist with the threat of impending military action. Never mind that Italy has only 5,000 troops available that are even close to deployable, according to the defense ministry. Or that the military budget was cut by 40 percent two years ago, which has kept the acquisition of 90 F-35 fighter jets hanging in the balance and left the country combat-challenged to lead any mission–especially one against an enemy like the Islamic State.

So, it looks like the false-flag plan under consideration a the moment is to have Mossad bomb the Vatican and rile up all the Christians (or at least the Catholics) against all the Muslims.

BEX Alert!!! – “Axelrod Claims The Obama Admin Hasn’t Had ‘A Major Scandal”’ Over Six Years”

Axelrod Claims: “I’m Proud” Obama Admin Hasn’t Had “A Major Scandal” Over Six Years (February 17, 2015)

Companies forced to anonymously fight back against FBI surveillance

The fate of the United States government’s ability to silently serve tech companies with a type of court order that compels firms to hand over private user data to federal authorities is currently being fought, predictably, cloak-and-dagger.

An Australian learner driver who stitched his own chainsaw wound and drank gin for the pain before driving to hospital has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a drink-driving charge.

An Australian learner driver who stitched his own chainsaw wound and drank gin for the pain before driving to hospital has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a drink-driving charge.

Judge Illegally Fired Whistleblower Who Called Him Out For Preaching Religion From The Bench

Judge Mark Somers, a state trial judge in Dearborn, Michigan, sent official correspondence to a potential juror on letterhead containing a Biblical passage, according to a former court employee. The clerk of the court complained that Somers was “literally preaching from the bench” at times. The court’s deputy administrator, a woman named Julie Pucci, complained to an agency that oversees the state’s judiciary about the Biblical letterhead. Some time later, after Somers was promoted to chief judge of the court, he fired Pucci.

Today all roads in Europe lead to Greece, where its future lies in the balance.

 

 

Jeb Bush’s Foreign Policy Plan: More Military Spending Will ‘Encourage Peace’

 

 

WPD conducts violent no-knock raid: guess what they found

The Wichita Police Department used a battering ram to enter an unlocked home near Reflection Ridge, thinking the home was a drug house because the men renting the expensive home were young, and had a lot of visitors. The police did not realize that the men were renting the home from one of the men’s parents, who are living in Costa Rica. The police also did not realize that the home has a music studio, and that the men were helping many artists record their music.

KHAMENEI: IRAN COULD CUT EUROPE’S ACCESS TO GAS IF SANCTIONS NOT LIFTED

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Wednesday that his country would resist global sanctions imposed over its nuclear program, saying that Iran might respond to international pressure by cutting back gas exports. “The enemy is using the lever of sanctions to the hilt and their goal is to stop our people’s progress,” Khamenei said in a public speech in Tehran, according to IRNA news agency.

“In a situation reminiscent of the Shaneen Allen case, a 72-year-old retired school teacher in New Jersey faces a 10-year felony sentence (a likely life sentence) and the jeopardization of his pension for possession of an unloaded 300-year-old flintlock p

In a situation reminiscent of the Shaneen Allen case, a 72-year-old retired school teacher in New Jersey faces a 10-year felony sentence (a likely life sentence) and the jeopardization of his pension for possession of an unloaded 300-year-old flintlock pistol.

Man sues after police turn off dashcam during arrest

A man has filed a lawsuit against the city’s police department after a dash cam video showing his arrest was turned off by an officer.
The man arrested, Cortez Bufford, is claiming excessive force.
St. Louis police say they pulled over Bufford and a passenger on April 10, 2014, after his car matched a description to a shots fired call.

Are you fucking kidding me? 84% of the ignorant masses actually believe 20,000 ragheaded camel jockeys in the Middle East who like to make gory Youtube videos and were funded and armed by the good old USA government are a CRITICAL threat to our country.

 

 

Ukraine troops retreat from key town of Debaltseve

 

 

Coming Soon: The Department of the Internet

Who opposes a free and open Internet? Answer: government. Who do activists beg to protect Internet freedom? Government.

Trusting the government to run the Internet is like trusting the NSA to never spy on Americans…

Are the Jehovah’s witnesses covering up child abuse?

It looks like all religions are as bad as the catholics.

105 Israeli ex-generals, spy chiefs call on Netanyahu to make peace with Palestinians

 

 

Explore the $57 million network fueling Islamophobia in the United States

A small group of foundations and wealthy donors serve as the lifeblood of the Islamophobia network in the United States. They provide critical funding to a clutch of right-wing think tanks and misinformation experts who peddle hate and fear of Muslims and Islam – in the form of books, vides, reports, and websites. And in turn, a dedicated group of anti-Islam grassroots organizations and right-wing religious groups use the materials as propaganda for their constituency.

Remember When Andrew Joseph Stack Flew a Plane Into a Texas IRS Building?

That was February 18, 2010. A week later, the agency’s scrutiny of the Tea Party began.

Peter Schiff: America isn’t creating more jobs, it’s just hiring more people to do the same amount of work. Welcome to the new job-sharing economy.

 

 

Sudan cracks down on press seizing entire print runs of 14 newspaper titles

 

 

How Vladimir Putin Is Building Alliances Around the World

 

 

Court: Terror suspect considered triggering volcano in U.S

 

 

Swine flu kills 600-plus in India

 

 

Taxpayers foot $200K bill after police intentionally burned down woman’s cabin to kill man inside

 

 

United States Sending Over 4,000 Ground Troops To Kuwait

 

 

War Machine: Promoting the Apocalypse

If you read a major newspaper on a regular basis you will no doubt have seen the full page ads placed by defense contractors. The ads generally are anodyne, featuring ubiquitous flags and eagles while praising America’s soldiers and war fighting capabilities, sometimes to include a description of a new weapon or weapons system. That a company whose very existence depends on government contracts

15 year old girl strip searched at Canadian school; Education minister defends practice, says it is OK if done “respectfully”; girl feels “violated and destroyed”.

Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc said it’s OK to strip search students suspected of concealing drugs as long as it’s done respectfully and by the book.
“It is permitted to do strip searches, on one condition: it must be very respectful, ” he said at the National Assembly on Tuesday.

 

Utah May Bring Back Firing Squads; Cartoon Shows Liberals Are Freaking Out BIG TIME

The State of Utah is considering bringing back firing squads to execute prisoners if the courts rule the drugs currently used as “cruel and inhumane. As you might expect liberals are freaking out over this.

video – FIAT Empire: Why the Federal Reserve Violates the U.S. Constitution

 

 

Israeli Defense Force fires 43 elite reservists for protesting ‘persecution’ of Palestinians

 

 

America able to spy on EVERY home computer in the world. RUSSIA exposes to the world.

 

 

Greek finance chief: “We should not be asked to impose measures that are clearly recessionary”

 

 

Is Washington Fabricating the Economic Data?

Is this a trick question?

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

The only people who can stop the transformation of anti-Israelism into anti-Semitism gathering momentum are the Jews themselves, with those who are citizens of the European nations and America taking the lead.

NETANYAHU’S POLITICAL SUICIDE VIA YOUTUBE

Among the scenes videoed was a visit to the kitchen, which viewers can see is in need of repair. On Monday evening, however, Channel 10 news reported that the Netanyahus failed to include in the tour a glimpse of another modern, well-equipped kitchen located in their personal living quarters.

12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed on the World

Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good.

I’ve previously highlighted some of humanity’s best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

String of Disturbing Videos Surface in Last 24 Hours Shows Cops on a Rampage Across the Country

 

 

Global Politics – a war of meanings

In the course of life today, we’ve grown accustomed to using terms whose meaning we might not fully understand. We throw them around casually, not realizing that they lose their meaning and sometimes even come around to stand for their exact opposite. This is precisely why the sense has arisen today in society that there is a need to determine in a clear and understandable manner exactly what is happening on the global chessboard in front of all of our eyes – the Big Story, written online.

Libya crisis ‘created by NATO intervention’

NATO’s 2011 intervention created the devastation and chaos in Libya that enabled the rise of ISIS militants and the current crisis surrounding the killing of 21 Egyptian Christians, an American scholar told RT.

The current situation is “precisely the consequence of the kind of war NATO waged in Libya, destroying the infrastructure, collapsing the state, and allowing a bunch of different militia groups to be treated as heroes,” said Vijay Prashad, a professor at Trinity College in Connecticut, and the author of “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter.”

Ohio university imposes secrecy on divestment resolution

At the Unviersity of Toledo in Ohio tonight, student activists will argue in favor of a resolution to divest from US companies profiting from Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.

But the university administration is mandating that they must do so in a “closed meeting,” preventing both the resolution’s supporters, opposition and the general public from hearing presentations to the student government.

The resolution voting process will also be done by secret ballot, meaning that the student body won’t be able to know how their representatives voted on the resolution.

Meaning the election is wide open to fraud.

Canada must own up to its complicity in torture

Shortly after the Senate’s torture report surfaced, the Canadian government quickly denied any complicity.

“It has nothing whatsoever to do with the Government of Canada,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in Parliament.

“Canada doesn’t torture anyone. Period! Period!” Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said, refusing to answer whether Canada uses torture-tainted information.

There’s a reason why he ignored the question. The facts tell us that Canada is complicit in the torture of detainees and has been doing everything it can to cover its dirty hands.

In Whose America?

If ever there was a system in need of “reform,” this was it. And yet the NSA has successfully outlasted the long Snowden moment without a single thing being walked back, not even the most shocking revelation for Americans: that the agency was gathering and storing their bulk phone “metadata.” A year ago, a presidential advisory board on privacy concluded that the bulk data collection was “illegal and unproductive” and recommended changes. None have yet taken place. “Reform” efforts on the NSA collapsed in Congress even before the Republicans took the Senate. As with the police, so the president has announced minor “tweaks” to the system of data collection and it’s marching right on.

If You Want Well-Adjusted Children, Bring Them Up Without Religion

Contrary to what the Bible-thumpers say, bringing your children up without imposing religion on them is more likely to produce happy, ethical, caring, rational, law-abiding, and well-adjusted children than those found in religious households:

More children are “growing up godless” than at any other time in our nation’s history….

The number of American children raised without religion has grown significantly since the 1950s, when fewer than 4% of Americans reported growing up in a nonreligious household… 23% of adults in the U.S. [today] claim to have no religion, and more than 30% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 say the same….

And the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in those children will likely drop as well!

Elimination of Public Option Threw Consumers to the Insurance Wolves

hen members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a “public option” health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to “keep insurers honest.”

TURKEY GOLD BULLION ATM – Gold Deposits Surge In Turkish Banks

 

 

BEX ALERT – Female ISIS captives endure ‘brutal and abnormal’ sex

Perverted ISIS militants are trying to score Viagra to fuel their lust for “brutal and abnormal” sex, according to a shocking report from activists in the terror group’s main Syrian stronghold.

The supposedly ultra-conservative Muslim fundamentalists have been forcing women in the city of Raqqa to marry them and engage in savage sex acts that result in hospital treatment, the report says.

The jihadists also buy kinky lingerie — described in the report as “strange underwear” — for their reluctant brides, according to the “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently” activist group.

So, whoever ISIS is, they are not Muslim.

Sorry Monsanto: Organic Food Demand Is Absolutely Exploding Sales to reach $35 billion this year

 

 

Myanmar declares state of emergency in Kokang

Myanmar has declared a state of emergency in the wake of brutal fighting between the army and ethnic rebels in the northern border region of Kokang.

Egypt’s Morsi faces trial at military court

Egypt’s military prosecutors have referred the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and nearly 200 Muslim Brotherhood members to a military tribunal to stand trial for a charge of incitement to murder.

An Egyptian prosecution source said on Tuesday that the new case will open on February 23.

BOOM: NYC Penthouse Lists for $150 Million; Most Expensive Ever! ROLLS-ROYCE Plans Super-Luxury SUV…and one for dogs! The First Family’s separate weekend trips cost $2.5 million!

 

 

Swiss police raid HSBC’s Geneva office

 

 

Police Raid 90-Year Old Woman’s Home Apparently By Accident

 

 

When Government Comes After You For Debt Repayment: Normal Consumer Protection Rules Do Not Apply

 

 

Robert Reich: This Very Bad Deal Will Make Wall Street Richer and Bust the Rest of America

Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S.Gross Domestic Product. But almost all that growth would go to the richest 1percent. ?

The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by losses of jobs and wages.

This is pretty much what “free trade” has brought us over the last two decades.

Hong Kong leader tells people to act like ‘sheep’

Hong Kong’s unpopular chief executive has infuriated pro-democracy campaigners by using a Chinese New Year message to urge the former colony’s citizens to act more “like sheep”.

This is taken out of context. The upcoming Chinese New Year is the Year of the Sheep, which is not viewed by the Chinese in the same negative light as Americans do.

Despite Corporations Trying to Silence Our Voices, A New Wave of Democracy

President’s Day is an appropriate time to reflect on the state of our U.S. democracy. And there is some very good news across the country about the spread of local democracy, but you have not heard or read much about it in the mainstream media. Remarkably, this democratic surge has taken place despite the massive influx of corporate dollars from those who want to stomp out popular rule as it threatens their power and profits. But more about them later.

Macedonia: Jewish Lobby wants regime change

Macedonian government has supported Russian’s position over Ukraine. Moscow has called a thorough investigation into the foreign powers agenda of an anti-Russian regime change in Macedonia.

After succeeding in making less than 1% of Jewish population as rulers in Ukraine, the American Jewish lobby is trying to play a similar trick to turn 500 Jews as rulers of Macedonia. Zionist Jew Victoria Nuland, John Kerry’s adviser for Eurasian Affairs assisted by Israel-Firsters Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and Jew billionaire George Soro recently carried a failed coup against the democratically elected government of Nikola Gruevski.

An “A.S.S.H.O.L.E.” Will Be Everywhere, Promises President Obama

President Obama today signed into law the “America’s Secret Services Helping Our Liberties Endure” act, or ASSHOLE.

“This much needed piece of legislation will give us the tools we need to place an ASSHOLE on nearly every street corner, making our great country impervious to another 9/11,” said the president, adding “There will be an ASSHOLE on your cell phone, an ASSHOLE monitoring your ISP and many more ASSHOLE’s in our schools, work places and other public meeting places where al Qaeda types can and do flourish.”

“We must endure a few privations, such as temporarily suspending the Bill of Rights in our never-ending struggle against those who attacked us on 9/11, but no freedom loving American will object to that small sacrifice to help us prevent al Qaeda or IS or aL Nusra from again striking the homeland.”

Canada’s Prime Minister Announces New Anti-Russia Sanctions

The Prime Minister of Canada announced economic sanctions and travel bans against 37 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and economic sanctions against 17 Russian and Ukrainian entities.

Has Democracy Gone Missing? Or Was It Ever Here?

With a general election looming in the United Kingdom and Spain possibly following Greece’s revolt against austerity later this year, we need to think, not just who or what we are voting for, but why we should vote at all.

People are suffering from a deficiency which is as unbalancing as a hormone or vitamin deficiency. What we are severely lacking in is democracy. Many of those pondering on the state of politics feel unhappy and somehow depleted. They haven’t yet realised it is democracy that’s lacking because they have believed what so many politicians have told them, over and over again:

UK media demonizing Russia as ‘guilty’ of daring to resist US Empire

The demonization of Vladimir Putin and Russia by the British political establishment and media has never been as intense as in the wake of the recent Ukraine peace talks in Minsk.

What The Obama Administration Just Said About ISIS Proves How DELUSIONAL They Are

In a unbelievable display of cluelessness State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf claimed that we cannot win the war against ISIS by killing them, and that the root cause is a lack of jobs.

How P.R. Is Killing Journalism

The conflict seems clear. The task of the journalist is “to give the news impartially, without fear or favor,” to borrow from the goal set forth for The New York Times after Arthur Ochs purchased it in 1896. Public relations is the business, in the words of a pioneer in the field, U.S. government propagandist Edmund Bernays, of the “conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses.”

UN: Proven Ties Between ISIS And Israel

 

 

Jim Grant: The World’s Central Banks Are Set Against Progress

 

 

Peter Schiff: The Fed’s QE Sloshed Around Wall St, Not The Economy

 

 

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists.

And got away with it – By Matt Taibbi

 

Data retention plan could cost almost $400 million a year, Tony Abbott says

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed the cost of the Government’s data retention plan could be almost $400 million a year, and has warned if it is not passed it would be a form of “unilateral disarmament” in the fight against crime.

Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers

 

flashback: HSBC: ‘Sorry about helping all those drug and terror gangs’ – multi-billion-dollar money-laundering operation

 

 

Hungarian prime minister gives Putin warm welcome in Budapest

Russian President Vladimir Putin started his visit to Budapest on Tuesday with the laying of wreaths at the memorial to Soviet soldiers before heading to a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

After several hours of talks, the leaders said they had reached an agreement to extend a gas supply contract with Russian energy giant Gazprom that was set to expire at the end of the year.

Hungary is heavily dependent on Moscow for its energy – about 60 percent of its gas supplies come from Russia.

Obama’s Latest Weekend Getaway; How Much it Costs Taxpayers

The Obamas are at it again, living like royalty rather than elected politicians. Over the weekend, the First Family went on separate trips, costing the American taxpayer at least a whopping $2.5 million.

Vermont could become the first state in history to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature with a new bill submitted Tuesday that aims to end prohibition of the plant.

Senate Bill 95 would legalize the possession, use and sale of recreational marijuana in the state for those 21 and older. Adult residents could possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to nine plants (two mature, seven immature) for personal use, including any additional marijuana produced by those plants. Personal cultivation would be limited to secure indoor facilities.

I miss America

I miss the America where surveillance efforts were focused on foreign enemies rather than domestic citizens

Downing Street rejects inquiry into handling of HSBC files

Downing Street has rejected calls for an inquiry into the handling of 3,000 suspected tax evaders with accounts at HSBC’s Swiss private bank, which has so far led to a single prosecution.

The prime minister’s spokesman said officials had done what they could to make sure people paid up and argued it was “right that HMRC prioritised collecting revenues” before bringing cases where they could work with prosecuting authorities.

The government won’t clean up HSBC because too many high officials were using the tax avoidance system!

Telegraph’s Peter Oborne resigns, saying HSBC coverage a ‘fraud on readers’

Ex-chief political commentator launches blistering attack on paper, saying it put bank’s interests before readers to save ad contract

HSBC Corporate Governance Corruption

When the Negotium essay, Long History of HSBC Money Laundering was written over two years ago, one might think that the Banksters would look to take a lower profile. Forget about it, when you are part of a made criminal syndicate you never have to serve time, just say you are sorry. Bloomberg reports, the “HSBC Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Stuart Gulliver offered “sincerest apologies” following fresh details of how the bank’s Swiss unit helped customers evade taxes.”

‘Motherf****r’s never happy!’ Former top Obama adviser reveals what happens when the President loses his famous cool

He is typically a stoic Commander-in-Chief.

But now, Barack Obama’s former top adviser has revealed in a new book what happens when the President loses his famous cool.

David Axelrod, Obama’s top strategist during his 2012 presidential campaign, claims the 53-year-old once cussed at him in front of others and stormed out of a debate-prep session in a fit of rage.

Homeland Security Stockpiling Billions of Dollars of Experimental Vaccines

The U.S. Government has guaranteed a thriving U.S. vaccine market for pharmaceutical companies by purchasing billions of dollars worth of vaccines every year with U.S. taxpayer dollars.

As we have previously reported, the CDC (U.S. Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is the largest purchaser of vaccines in the U.S., spending over $4 billion annually to purchase vaccines that are approved by the FDA. Since the CDC is the government agency responsible for overseeing vaccine safety, this creates a huge conflict of interest.

Netanyahu humiliated after he tries to play down wealth with video recorded in his decrepit home… which is revealed to be his servants’ quarters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been left red-faced after a video shot by a celebrity home designer depicting his modest lifestyle was revealed to be recorded in his servants’ quarters.

The 15-minute film by Moshik Galamin showed Mr Netanyahu’s wife Sara guiding the viewer around the couple’s home, where run down parts of the property such as creaking doors and frayed carpets, are detailed.

But it has now emerged Galamin was not granted access to the couple’s upstairs living quarters, and Israel’s Channel 10 TV claimed the kitchen in question was not even the one the Netanyahus use, but rather a secondary administrative kitchen.

In Fairfax, Va., a different, no-less-scary police shooting

White privilege didn’t protect John Geer.

That’s not to say he didn’t have it. As a middle-class kitchen designer living in the pleasant Washington suburb of Fairfax, Va., he had nothing whatsoever in common with the impoverished black men killed by police in Missouri and Brooklyn last year.

Those deaths triggered riots, marches and demonstrations across America, and interventions by the White House.

But Geer, pierced 18 months ago by a police bullet as he stood inside the screen door of his own home, his hands raised, begging not to be shot, simply disappeared into the emotional mixing bowl of American news and political priorities.

That should not have happened. The killing of John Geer is probably the clearest and most compelling example of what amounts to police impunity in recent American history.

François Legault says all mosques should be investigated prior to opening

The leader of Coalition Avenir Québec says all mosques should be investigated prior to being allowed to open in the province.

While we are at it, let’s investigate all Christian churches for child sexual molestation before allowing them to open!

Social Security Could Be In Worse Shape Than We Thought

While the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, the portion of Social Security that most people think of as their retirement benefits, is not set to run out of money in the trust until 2033, the Disability Insurance Trust will run out in 2016 if nothing is changed. This shortfall would result in a nearly 20% cut to benefits, reducing those $1,000 checks down to $800 a month.

See THE LOOTING OF SOCIAL SECURITY TO BALANCE THE FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Circular? EU wants #Greece to take bailout out money so it can repay… the EU

 

 

Complete Breakdown of ALL Economic Activity

In todays episode we revisit the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) for the simple reason that it has hit an all time low. Last week the BDI was in free fall and now it has dropped off a cliff. This combined with the falling oil prices – which have not bottomed yet – are one of the truest signs of global economic activity coming to a grinding halt. If people are not shipping goods, then shelves must be full of product. If shelves are full then product is not moving.

We take a look at the latest news out of Greece and the EU. An “ultimatum” was delivered to Varoufakis, to which he replied “There is no plan B…”. The question that I keep asking is – what does Varoufakis have as a wild card? We all know about Russia offering help, but what else does he have in his back pocket? Maybe silver backing the Drachma as Hugo Salinas Price suggested back in 2012! What other possibilities could Varoufakis have waiting in the wings?!

EXCLUSIVE: Statins expert calls for safety checks over the drug

Prof Rory Collins, whose research helped rubber stamp statins as safe, said his team will carry out a “challenging” reassessment of the evidence which will include studying all reported side effects.

Although the original research looked at the effect of statins on the heart and considered cancer risks it did not examine other side effects.

Separate studies and patient complaints have included muscle pain, cataracts, diabetes, fatigue and memory loss. Dr Collins, who championed the controversial drug, said the additional work was needed to convince the public that statins were safe.

Note the bias going in. He’s not checking if statins are safe. He is out to convince the public that they are!

If You Were Bankrupt

If you were bankrupt and the debt you owed was overwhelming, how would you handle it? What if the debt were thrust upon you by an outside force; would you really care about the creditors or would your family be the priority?

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

Indeed, there was a time when most Americans thought nothing of driving a few miles over the speed limit, pausing (rather than coming to a full stop) at a red light when making a right-hand turn if no one was around, jaywalking across the street, and letting their kid play hookie from school once in a while. Of course, that was before the era of speed cameras that ticket you for going even a mile over the posted limit, red light cameras that fine you for making safe “rolling stop” right-hand turns on red, surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition software mounted on street corners, and school truancy laws that fine parents for “unexcused” absences.

Jonathan Emord talks about corruption within the FDA

 

 

BEX ALERT – The pro-Putin Brit fanatic plotting a Russian takeover of Europe – from flat in Doncaster

This is the bespectacled young British extremist plotting to inspire a Russian takeover of Europe – from a flat above a second-hand car salesroom in Doncaster.

Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for ways to demonize Russia!

Nazi Ukraine Soldiers kill Women and Children in retreat.

Google Translate: “During the retreat in Debaltseve punishers kill civilians. Punisher, surrendering its position Debaltseve began in senseless rage violently cracking down on peaceful population: no mercy for elderly or children. Shooting is constantly in the areas that our free and try out the peaceful population, most of the homes people have already been killed. Ukrainian Army was doing cleaning tough. Right in the homes of people killed, corporate headshots in almost all civilians found in dilapidated houses and apartments. The evacuation of civilians from Debaltseve was planned for February 18 and partly carried on, but remove the civilian population is extremely difficult and dangerous because of the continuing fighting. “

FRACKING: Controls on powers of Energy Secretary removed at 11th hour in sneak attack by UK Government

While you were watching The X Factor and I was trying to get some kind of genuine steer on the EU/Greece ‘negotiations’, our fine United Kingdom Government slipped a bit of fracking fascism under the radar.

Kincora scandal: Sex abuse victim wins right to pursue claims of MI5 collusion

A victim of child sex abuse at the notorious Kincora boys’ home in Belfast has been granted permission to launch a legal challenge over the Government’s refusal to carry out a full inquiry, amid allegations of collusion by MI5.

The decision to exclude attacks carried out at Kincora from the UK-wide inquiry into historical sex abuse, set to be chaired by the New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard, will now be subjected to a judicial review.

Not exactly the “James Bond” image of British Intelligence. MI5 was perfectly happy to let little children go on being sexually molested just in case they could get video of someone important doing it!

Obama to Give Jihadists the Ability to Order Airstrikes

The Obama administration is preparing to equip the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels with the ability to order U.S. air strikes despite the group’s admitted allegiance to the Islamic State.

Bishops vow to take on ‘sex appeal’ of Russell Brand’s ‘don’t vote’ message

The Church of England has decided to engage in politics because someone has to counter the “sex appeal of Russell Brand”, a bishop has insisted.
The Rt Rev Graham James, the Bishop of Norwich, said that he had been shocked from speaking to young people at the “profound effect” the comedian and self-styled revolutionary’s remarks encouraging them not to vote had had.

So now you know who the CofE works for … and it is not the imaginary playmate in the sky!

Ukraine “Truce” Fails: Withdrawal Deadline Passes, Debaltseve Situation Deteriorating

UPDATE: *POROSHENKO SAYS UN MUST NOT ALLOW FULL-SCALE WAR IN EUROPE

As the game of chicken between Greece and the Eurogroup hots up, it appears another – potentially far more deadly – is escalating in Ukraine as neither side is willing to follow through on the terms of the Minsk Summit peace deal – removing heavy weaponry from the frontlines – as a key deadline passes without agreement. As The Guardian reports, The Ukrainian military have stated that “as soon as the militants cease fire, the Ukrainian side will begin to withdraw heavy weaponry from the frontline,” and the pro-Russian separatists proclaim, “We do not have the right [to stop fighting for Debaltseve],” adding that as far as the truce, “we have everything ready for a mutual withdrawal. We will not do anything unilaterally – that would make our soldiers targets.”

The Matrix Program is Crashing

It is. It’s outdated programming and the engineers of deceit can’t keep up. The vibrational changes are exceeding their capabilities. You know how your phone or computer’s software goes out of date, and new programs can’t operate? It’s the same thing. The imitators of creation can’t maintain a current operating system any longer in the face of this Universal shift.

And it’s driving them nuts.

Good!

RT Breaking News -Ukraine forces retreat 18 Feb

 

 

U.S. Agrees To Serve As Al Qaeda’s Air Force. Why Are We Backing the Bad Guys?

 

URGENT: Govt forces withdraw from #Debaltsevo – #Ukraine president confirms

 

 

Greece and the Eurozone

Game theory expert, Varoufakis, denies that he is engaged in a game of chicken to win concessions from Brussels. What he wants is a deal that makes sense, that is, funding assistance with a component for economic growth so Greece can finally emerge from its long-term slump and put its people back to work.

By The People, For The People?

We here in America could do worse than listen to Yanis Varoufakis on the notions of what a representative government is supposed to do. Notably represent. That is represent those who elected the representatives.

Obama Destroyed Libya

Barack Obama destroyed Libya.

What he did to Libya is as bad as what Bush did to Iraq and Afghanistan. He doesn’t deserve a historical pass.

Poland kicks off unprecedented military spending spree

Looking east to the bloody conflict gripping Ukraine, NATO-member Poland has kicked off an unprecedented military spending spree worth billions to overhaul its forces as Warsaw believes peace in Europe is no longer a given.

Obama Endorses Apple Pay, Rollout To Government Employees Around The Corner

 

 

Greek Banks Beg For Cash, As Run On Banks Accelerate

 

 

300,000 Without Power In South, Grocery Shelves Empty

 

 

America’s Supply Line Has Officially Been Disrupted — And Most Of Us Don’t Even Know It

 

 

Wesley Clark: “Our friends and allies funded ISIS to destroy Hezbollah”

 

 

Western Digital Claims to Be Unaware of Alleged NSA Spy Program

 

 

ISIS authorized to call in US airstrikes in Syria

 

 

Iceland convicts bad bankers and says other nations can act

Parliament relaxed bank secrecy laws in Iceland to help the prosecutors investigate bank documents without court orders.

“Why should we have a part of our society that is not being policed or without responsibility?” Hauksson said. “It is dangerous that someone is too big to investigate – it gives a sense there is a safe haven.”

BP Fails to Buck Some Gulf-Pollution Liability

An offshore oil-rig operator need not cover BP for undersea pollution tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Texas Supreme Court ruled. — Though BP’s drilling contract with Transocean, the rig operator, contained additional-insured language, the court ruled 8-1 Friday that BP is insured only for above-surface pollution, not for pollution underwater, under Texas law.

Poll: GMOs Among ‘Most Popular Topics’ Of The year

Genetically modified organisms in our food supply should be a concern for people in all age groups. In a recent survey, the issue of genetically modifying the food supply was named one of the top stories influencing behavior in Americans under 40. It’s also one of the most important food stories that most mainstream media outlets simply aren’t representing accurately.

Treasure trove of ancient gold coins is the largest haul ever discovered off the coast of Israel

Underwater archaeologists went back to the site and found almost 2,000 gold coins in different denominations, dating back over 1,000 years. It’s believed they were in circulation during the time of the Fatimid Caliphate, which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171.

Memo To Obama: Butt Out Of The Greek Crisis—-You’ve Dispensed Enough Keynesian Poison At Home

 

 

Massive Debt Causing Financial MELTDOWN as Governments Fail to Resolve Threats!

 

 

Hungary: ‘Je suis Donbass’ – Protesters march for Putin

 

 

Putin: West already supplies arms to Kiev

 

 

Police Have the Power to Seize Your Property. See Why the Issue Is Uniting Democrats and Republicans.

Through civil forfeiture, law enforcement agencies have made 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3 billion since 2008.

Ron Paul: How Many More Wars?

“As I have said, this militarism will end one way or the other. Either enough Americans will wake up and demand an end to Washington’s foreign adventurism, or we will go broke and be unable to spend another fiat dollar on maintaining the global U.S. empire.”

Italy Mobilizes 5,000-Strong Military Force to Fight ISIS in Libya

The government of Italy appears to be taking seriously the threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) to its nation. Italian officials said on Monday that they are considering sending 5,000 troops into Libya to combat the country’s burgeoning jihadist presence.

Germany: Accused Nazi guard, 93, charged with accessory to murder

A German court says a 93-year-old man has been charged with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as an SS guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland.

Okay, if they are wagging Nazis at us again, then Israel is about to do something really tacky!

President Obama: I’m A Big Believer In Strong Encryption… But…

Obama complains about government’s inability to crack all encryption.

Obama’s VA Secretary Taunts Veteran ‘What Have You Done?

 

 

Oh Canada Movie – Our Bought And Sold Out Land – Full

This documentary was made in 2009, and informed top Canadian politicians about what was being done to cheat the Canadian people out of unnecessary interest payments. The officials admitted they knew it was going on, but of course made no mention of it in public.

Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware

Kaspersky’s most striking finding is Equation’s ability to infect the firmware of a hard drive, or the low-level code that acts as an interface between hardware and software.

The malware reprograms the hard drive’s firmware, creating hidden sectors on the drive that can only be accessed through a secret API (application programming interface). Once installed, the malware is impossible to remove: disk formatting and reinstalling the OS doesn’t affect it, and the hidden storage sector remains.

“Theoretically, we were aware of this possibility, but as far as I know this is the only case ever that we have seen of an attacker having such an incredibly advanced capability,” said Costin Raiu, director of Kaspersky Lab’s global research and analysis team, in a phone interview Monday.

Bibi’s Bizarre Call for Jews to Flee Europe for Israel Netanyahu: the King of Chutzpah by BARRY LANDO

snip: But all that is inflamed by the actions of Israel itself. The direct relationship between those acts and the increase in anti-Semitic attacks can’t be denied.

Indeed, the Israeli government has increasingly claimed that the mounting criticisms of Israel for having committed war crimes or human rights violations, all such claims—even if they are coming from Jews as well– are nothing but the product of anti-Semitism.

An outspoken Israeli writer, Uri Avnery, for decades one of the most acerbic critics of his country’s policies, has pointed out the irony: Israel, created as a haven from anti-Semitism for Jews around the world, has instead, by its actions, become the greatest promoter of anti-Semitism around the world.

PHOTO: Even the New Defense Secretary’s Wife Is Not Safe from Pervy Joe Biden

If our new defense secretary can’t even defend his wife from pervy Uncle Joe over there, why should anyone have faith in him to defend our nation?

Police Say Tasering 8-Year-Old Native American Girl Was Justified

 

 

‘Surprise that NSA has tech capable to infiltrate air-gapped computers’

The President of The United Sates And The Democratic Party Support ISIS – THE ENEMY OF AMERICA!

 

 

Italian Senate moves to outlaw Holocaust denial

Italian senators on Wednesday voted in favour of a bill criminalizing Holocaust denial, following changes to the proposed law to protect freedom of speech.

Greece rejects bailout deal – Deadline to avoid financial chaos in Europe is March 1st

Europe is on the verge of a horrifying financial meltdown, and there are only a few short weeks left to avert total disaster

Russian draft resolution on Ukraine passed by UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a Russia-drafted resolution to support the Minsk agreements, reached by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine last week.

Total US Debt: REALLY $225 TILLION ‘Giant currency war’: Euro drops 40%, yen 30%, against US dollar:

 

 

Man thrown in prison for 3 months for possessing completely legal vitamins

31-year-old Joseph Burrell was thrown in jail for months after he was apprehended for possessing an unidentified white powder

The Russians are not our enemies. This Russian farmer knows his real enemy. We should all realize the true enemy in this world. It’s the bankers.

 

 

EU Faces Greek Democracy in Great Euro Poker Game – UKIP Leader Nigel Farage

Western “mediators” are biased toward Kiev putschists

Gone are the days when certain Western nations possessed bona fide credentials as impartial mediators of conflicts. Today, even the Swiss, long regarded as neutral, are anything but, judging from their cooperation agreements with such NATO contrivances the as Partnership for Peace (PfP) and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC).

Israeli Hardliners Reject Palestinian Statehood, Want War, not Peace

Israel and America give rogue state governance new meaning. Both are ruthless warrior states.

Living by the sword is longstanding. Naked aggression is official policy. So is partnering in each other’s high crimes.

Premeditated dirty wars without mercy repeat with disturbing regularity. Israel and America are like Ukraine.

gung ho beltway bandits go for broke

Let’s recall what I’d been saying from the start. The goals of the US in Ukraine are, among others: 1. to put a wedge between Russia and Germany/France/EU; 2. paint Russia as a villain; 3. pit Russia and Ukraine in a hot war, by making Russia send troops to Ukraine.

The potential false flag involving a mini-nuke inside the Debaltsevo cauldron is supposed to be blamed on Russia. Therefore, Russia gets again painted as a villain that detonates nukes in poor Ukraine. This may result in more EU sanctions and in US delivering those lethal weapons they had been threatening to send.

If Massive U.S.-EU Trade Pact Passes Congress, U.S. Farmers May Be Subject to Foreign Regs

Free trade does not simply include cars, appliances, electronics and other durable goods. It also includes food. And the seeds have been planted to lure farmers into this trap through a massive trade bill known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

What ‘Escape Velocity’? December Business Sales And Inventories Repudiate The Money Printers’ Myth

 

 

European Court confirms Polish complicity in CIA rendition and torture

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has today confirmed its judgement that Poland actively assisted the CIA’s European “black site” programme, which saw detainees held and tortured in secret prisons across the Continent.

In July 2014, the ECHR had ruled that Poland “facilitated” the torture, secret detention and unlawful transfer of Abu Zubaydah, who is now held in Guantanamo Bay.

Mr Zubaydah was flown from a secret site in Thailand to another CIA prison in Stare Kiejkuty in northern Poland, where he was detained and tortured during 2002 and 2003. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) detailed in its recent report how Mr Zubaydah was subjected to torture numerous times by the CIA, before the Agency concluded that he was not a member of al Qaeda at all.

Nope, not ready for Hillary! No more old lying, corrupt political hacks!

 

 

Obama accuses EU of attacking American tech companies because it ”can’t compete”

 

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Latest News 18 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change – within himself, not on the outside.” — Joseph Brodsky

BEX ALERT – Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says study

When Ukrainian forces came under withering attack in the east of the country last summer, soldiers were surprised as much as scared by the ferocity of the attack. The separatists they were up against had proven fierce and organised. But this was something else.

Now a group of British investigative journalists using digital detection techniques, satellite imagery and social media has provided near conclusive proof that the shelling came from across the border in Russia.

OSCE does not confirm this.

EU: Protesters issue map of anti-austerity rallies planned on Sunday

 

 

New algorithms locate where a video was filmed from its images and sounds

 

 

Criminally insane irresponsibility led to modern ‘hacker’s paradise’

The US government has been irresponsible about cyber security for the past 25 years, essentially allowing the NSA to create a ‘hackers paradise’ through numerous infantile backdoors they planted, former US intelligence officer Robert Steele told RT.

In other words, by installing backdoors in all computers, the US Government opened them up to hackers both inside and outside the NSA, and now Obama wants to sell us a solution to the problem they created in the first place.

SARAH NETANYAHU WAS JUSTIFIED IN STEALING STATE OWNED BOTTLES

Just look at their residence …. it’s in a shambles.

No one should have to live like this …

But

Thank goodness they have a place to move to after the election…

The Netanyahus have an additional, private home of their own in Caesarea

‘WALKING LIKE A JEW IN PARIS’

Searching for anti-Semitism …

creating it along the way

Perhaps on a ‘fact finding mission’ for Charlie?

I guess I am not the only one who thought this video was a propaganda setup.

Exactly What Obama’s Request to Use Force Against ISIS Looks Like to the Rest of the World

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah called President Obama’s military force proposal “utterly stupid” on on Wednesday.
Mr. Obama’s draft resolution for the authorization for use of military force (AUMF) does not include a request for the deployment of U.S. ground combat troops and limits authorization for the resources he does want to three years.

Police Shoot Schizophrenic Man Wielding a Broom, Cuff His Dead Body

 

 

UK’s Cameron Wants Unemployed Youth to Do Unpaid Work for the State

United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron wants to teach “order and discipline” to the country’s unemployed youth by making them work for the government without pay.

Under the Conservatives’ plan, youths in the UK will be required to do “daily work” from the moment they claim any government benefits…

You Know Something’s Up When Government Gives “ToolKits” To Churches! Thousands Have Accepted!

 

 

So many scandals in the US military: signs of rot or reform?

 

 

Greece, Cyprus and Egypt line up with Putin, sensing the West’s wane.

 

 

Obama Calls For A Public Debate On Encryption

President Barack Obama said Friday he probably more than anyone in the security forces would opt for a strong data encryption, adding that understands the concerns of researchers in the field by the need to protect the people from possible attacks.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: See Rivero challenges the NSA

Poroshenko President and members of Parliament have taken their families abroad

Google translate: Ukrainian political elite is preparing for a new round of conflict in the country, which will occur in the near future. President Poroshenko and many Members of Parliament have already taken their families abroad, and the mayor of the capital Kiev Klitschko inspect the bomb shelters. What awaits Ukraine – new maidan or full war with Russia?

Ben Carson Is Asked How He Would Fight The Islamic State; You’ll Love His Answer…

Dr. Ben Carson, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said on Monday that now is the time to “crush” the Islamic State while they are still in their “adolescent stage,” adding that he would use “every resource available” if he were president of the United States.

FRANCE ISSUES ARREST WARRANTS FOR EX-UBS MANAGERS – JUDICIAL SOURCE

French investigating magistrates have issued arrest warrants for three former Swiss managers at UBS in connection with their investigation into whether the bank helped tax dodgers, a judicial source told Reuters on Tuesday. It was unclear if the managers worked in France or elsewhere within the Zurich-based bank.

CIA and Mossad are behind Boko Haram and ISIL, says Sudan president

Omar al-Bashir said that America’s CIA and Israel’s Mossad are behind group Boko Haram and ISIL.

“I said CIA and the Mossad stand behind these organisations. There is no Muslim who would carry out such acts.”

Intel: US Mini-Nukes Delivered to Ukraine; Poroshenko’s Family Urgently Leaves the Country

The potential false flag involving a mini-nuke inside the Debaltsevo cauldron is supposed to be blamed on Russia. Therefore, Russia gets again painted as a villain that detonates nukes in poor Ukraine. This may result in more EU sanctions and in US delivering those lethal weapons they had been threatening to send.

PUTIN HEADS OFF A US-RUSSIA WAR

Has Russia’s Vladimir Putin pulled Barack Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire for a second time?

Will the shaky cease-fire in Ukraine that began this weekend hold up and end a conflict that was threatening a nuclear war between the United States and Russia?

The answer to the first question is yes. Remember back in 2013 when the Obama White House was threatening to attack Syria over allegations it was using poison gas?
As it turned out, the UN found it was the US-backed Syrian rebels who were likely to have used chemical weapons rather than the Damascus regime.

NSA hid spying software in hard drive firmware, report says

The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.

Kaspersky said it found personal computers in 30 countries infected with one or more of the spying programs, with the most infections seen in Iran, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen and Algeria. The targets included government and military institutions, telecommunication companies, banks, energy companies, nuclear researchers, media, and Islamic activists, Kaspersky said.

Russian Federal Security Service seizes caches with weapons for mass riots in Crimea

Officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in Crimea have seized caches of the Right Sector Ukrainian ultranationalist far-right movement that were designed for organization of mass riots, the head of the regional FSB department in Crimea and Sevastopol Viktor Palagin said Tuesday.

Report: NSA XKeyscore program allows access to emails, chats without warrant

 

 

Leading Ukrainian Nazi Will Visit Washington Next Week Seeking Weapons

Andrey Parubiy, a co-founder of the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine, which the CIA renamed the “Freedom” Party (“Svoboda”) in order to hide its origin as Ukraine’s nazi party, announced on Sunday February 15th, that he’ll be seeking weapons from the U.S. He had started (but the CIA named) Ukraine’s ‘Anti Terrorist Operation,’ which has been trying to exterminate the residents in Ukraine’s Donbass region, Ukraine’s separatist region. Parubiy’s announcement said, “Next week I’m off to the United States to speak about this very subject,” of getting Washington to supply the weapons necessary to finish that job.

Danish intelligence was warned about Copenhagen gunman

False Flags Don’t Fly Anymore

RT crew comes under shelling at Donetsk Airport

 

 

Report: Obama Refused to Give Jordan, Egypt Information on ISIS Targets

 

 

State Department spokesperson: We can’t stop ISIS by killing them, we need to give them jobs

For some people, liberalism is truly a mental disorder.
State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews that ISIS can be stopped if we just create jobs for them. She is literally living in an alternate reality. Guess what happens if we stop trying to kill ISIS? They grow stronger and keep killing the infidels.

‘If Greece exits eurozone, the immediate question will be – Who’s next?’

The Eurozone and IMF were ready to extend the current bailout. But the new Greek government asked for a so-called bridge loan – to keep the country’s finances afloat until summer.

UK university rebuffs call by Israel lobby to cancel conference

Southampton University has rejected calls to cancel a conference on Israel and international law, after the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) said it would “have a detrimental impact on cohesiveness.”

The conference, ‘International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism’, is billed as “the first of its kind”, and is being organised by Southampton-based academic and former Israeli Oren Ben-Dor, and Palestinian-American law professor George Bisharat.

According to the Jewish News, several “Jewish community leaders” have expressed their “opposition” to the conference and “lodged protests with the university’s vice-chancellor.”

A VERY expensive getaway:The First Family’s Valentine’s Day apart cost the taxpayer at least $2.5m as Barack golfed in California while Michelle went on secret ski trip to Aspen

 

 

Most Europeans support Russia, despite media warfare: US and EU authorities claim that Russia has been isolate…

 

 

‘Greek ‘revolution’ woke up Europeans, spreads like wildfire’… 3yr yields jumps as Grexit risk rises… Defence Minister: We won’t seek extension … All Greeks say No. We won’t be blackmailed

 

 

Russian researchers expose ‘NSA’s secret weapon': Outrage at program that enables America to spy on EVERY home computer in the world is uncovered

The NSA began infecting computers in 2001 claims Kaspersky, ramping up their efforts in 2008 when President Barack Obama was elected.

The exposure of these new spying tools could lead to greater backlash against Western technology, particularly in countries such as China, which is already drafting regulations that would require most bank technology suppliers to proffer copies of their software code for inspection.

A woman, one of “San Diego’s best 50 mothers”, stalks and traumatizes young couple — posting fake ads for parties and sex services — after they outbid her on dream home.

A woman who missed out on her dream home in San Diego has been convicted of stalking the young family who outbid her.
Kathy Rowe waged an escalating campaign of abuse, signing the buyers up to magazine subscriptions and sending them $1,200 worth of adult diapers before posting ads for fake parties at their home and leaving their photographs on sex websites.

Demonizing Scientists and Opponents of GMOs: The Cheap Propaganda of the Pro-GMO Lobby

The pro-GMO lobby always demands that its opponents produce scientific evidence to back up their claims. Parts of this lobby smear and attack people like Vandana Shiva, Professor G.E. Seralini and others for supposedly being incompetent, ‘liars’ or ideological/politically motivated (for example, read this piece on Shiva that calls her a liar, especially the part on farmer suicides – then see the evidence that Shiva provides to back up her claims here).

A Fanny Equation: “I am your father, Stuxnet”

Back in 2010, very few people paid much attention to a piece of malware that used the LNK exploit prior to Stuxnet. Zlob is a large malware family and these kinds of crimeware-grade samples are rarely of interest to researchers digging into zero-days and nation-state sponsored operations.

However, during our 2014 research into the Equation group, we created a special detection for the group’s exploitation library, codenamed “PrivLib”. To our surprise, this detection triggered a worm from 2008 that used the Stuxnet LNK exploit to replicate, codenamed Fanny.

So, the reason the NSA doesn’t hunt down and find the cyber criminals is that the NSA happen to BE the cybercriminals!

Danish Jews refuse calls to emigrate to Israel

Danish Jews yesterday turned down an offer by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to emigrate to Israel following an attack on the main synagogue in Copenhagen, AFP reported.

“We are very grateful for Netanyahu’s concern but having said that, we are Danish – we are Danish Jews but we are Danish – and it will not be terror that makes us go to Israel,” the spokesman of the Jewish community in Denmark Jeppe Juhl.

Reform cannot be triggered by borrowing more money–it can only be triggered by defaulting on existing debts that cannot be paid. Bailouts are never about enabling reform–they’re about preserving the Status Quo Elites’ and vested interests’ share of the

MSM IN A TIZZY OVER TERROR ATTACKS, MEANWHILE IN OBAMA’S HOME TOWN OF CHICAGO

 

 

The rich own our democracy, new evidence suggests

Two new studies by political scientists offer compelling evidence that the rich use their wealth to control the political system and that the U.S. is a democratic republic in name only.

Major Offensive In The Middle East Being Prepared By US Gov/Central Bankers

 

 

Inflation explodes in six countries

 

 

Mum ‘kills son, 10, to save him from embarrassment because his ears were too big

A MUM who throttled her 10-year-old son to death because she thought his big ears were ruining his life is facing murder charges in Turkey.
Nuray Sacan, 37, had paid for the boy to have cosmetic surgery in Gazi Hospital in the capital Ankara, but when she turned up to see the results she told surgeons she was unhappy with the way it turned out.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Was this woman on prescription anti-depressants?

The NSA has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, Samsung, Micron and other manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers

The National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives, allowing them to monitor and eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers – even when they are not connected to the internet.

Silver & Gold Dealers To Be Shut Down? Update On Operation Chokepoint – Mike Maloney

 

 

17 year old girl raped in the back of a police car while handcuffed suing police for PTSD damages

 

 

Home-Builder Confidence Dips in February

A measure of home-builder confidence dipped in February, a sign that the housing sector may continue to face headwinds in 2015.

An index of builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes fell by two points to a seasonally adjusted level of 55 in February from January’s reading of 57, the National Association of Home Builders said Tuesday. A reading over 50 means a majority of builders see conditions as generally positive.

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected the index would move up to 58 in February from January’s reading of 57.

Combat cam: Egyptian Air Force bombs ISIS in Libya

 

 

The USA Is About To Be Handed Over, The Implementation of the TPP Is Progressing By Stealth

 

 

Egypt seeks UN mandate for Libya Islamic State intervention

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a United Nations resolution allowing international forces to intervene in Libya.

I told you. When the people of Libya kick out their US puppet rulers, there has to be a second invasion. ISIS is just the excuse.

Password cracking experts decipher elusive Equation Group crypto hash

Shortly afterward, Steube and Schmidt cracked the hash. Blocking attacks against visitors bearing the username unregistered is an indication that attackers didn’t want to infect visitors who weren’t logged in. Instead, the attackers appear to have had specific users in mind.

And the use of the Arabic version of “unregistered” tells us who the intended targets were.

Saudi cleric rejects that Earth revolves around the Sun

A Saudi cleric has appeared in a recent video rejecting the fact that the Earth revolves around the Sun and claiming the opposite holds true, prompting a wave of social media remarks.

See my comment yesterday about Bronze Age Goat-herders…

Paul Craig Roberts – Putin Just Warned The West It Faces These Terrifying Consequences

Former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “The U.S. demonization of Russia and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has resulted in alienating those Russians who were supportive of the West and the United States. The constant demonization of Russia and Putin has galvanized the Russian people behind their president.

Nasrallah Against ISIS – New Delhi Revolts

 

 

CogniToys’ huggable dinosaur is connected to IBM’s supercomputer

 

 

The Unending High-Frequency Rip-Off

 

 

Police detain five teenagers suspected of destroying 300 Jewish graves in France

The boy, who was encouraged to hand himself in by one of his friends, denied any anti-Semitic motive, Mr Vannier added.

“We don’t know the motives of these adolescents who don’t have past criminal records and we don’t know of any ideological convictions that could explain their behaviour.

This suggests that the boys are Jewish, and the media doesn’t want to admit it.

America’s most prominent Muslim says The Atlantic is doing PR for ISIS

The letter is an extended exegesis, heavily salted with quotes from the Koran and the Hadith, arguing point by point about the nature of jihad, the slaughtering of innocents, the taking of slaves, and other not-so-savory elements of the distant past — and in the past they should remain, the text argues. It makes the case not only that ISIS was wrong to commit horrific acts of violence in modern times, but that it was interpreting Islamic law incorrectly to justify such acts.

ISIS not only doesn’t represent Muslims. It isn’t, in fact, Islamic at all, the document argues.

US Stocks continue to climb a “wall of worry”, shown here.

 

 

MI5 ‘halted police child abuse investigation': Victims at children’s home accuse security service of colluding to protect abusers

MI5 blocked police investigations into sexual abuse at a children’s home to protect their intelligence gathering operation, campaigners will tell the High Court today.

Victims of abuse at the Kincora children’s home in Northern Ireland have accused senior members of the security services of colluding in protecting abusers from being investigated or prosecuted.

Campaigners are taking legal action at the High Court in Belfast to force a full independent inquiry with the power to force MI5 witnesses to testify and release documents.

Advocate calls for global Jewish child-abuse commission

For the past two weeks in Australia, the global Jewish community was rocked by what it heard during public hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Melbourne. Dramatic testimony by victims of child sex abuse, their families and those who worked for the Jewish institutions that covered up the abuse led international media headlines.

I’ll bet the Pope is breathing a sigh of relief!

“OFFICER OF THE YEAR” ADMITS TO RAPING 20 MALE IMMIGRANTS, NOT CHARGED AS SEX OFFENDER

A former Florida police officer has admitted to forcing undocumented immigrants into having sex with him. Jonathan Bleiweiss, 34, pleaded guilty to an array of charges last week, admitting to 14 counts of armed false imprisonment, 15 counts of battery and four counts of stalking. However, he avoided all of the charges with “sex” in them.

BT poised to land bailiff contract to collect billions in unpaid fines

BT is expected to land a much-criticised Ministry of Justice semi-privatisation deal that would see the telephony giant turn bailiff.

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, believes that big business would be more effective than the courts at reducing the level of outstanding fines, which was around £2bn when the competition to find a private-sector provider was launched two years ago.

At a time when the Coalition has been trying to balance the UK’s books, ministers have also ended up writing off hundreds of millions of pounds in fines in recent years.

Private Arms Dealers in Bed With UK Defence Ministry

Concerns have been raised over the close relationship between the British government and the private sector, after it was revealed that a number of arms firms’ employees are currently seconded to positions in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other government departments.

‘Effectively dead’: Media speculate on India’s purchase of $20bn French Rafale jets

Three years of negotiations between France’s Dassault and the contract negotiation committee of the India’s Defense Ministry on the purchase of 126 Rafale fighter jets may be about to collapse. Sources mostly blame the exorbitant price.

According to Business Standard, citing an anonymous source at the CNC, Dassault’s proposal turned out to be much more expensive than presented in the commercial bid, making it far from being the cheapest one, as announced on January 31, 2012.

Greece And Euroland’s Crumbling McMansion Of Debt

Sometimes the best way to summarize a complex situation is with an analogy. The Greek debt crisis, for example, is very much like the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007-08.

As you might recall, service workers earning $25,000 annually got $500,000 mortgages to buy McMansions in subprime’s go-go days. The applicant fudged a bit here and there on income and creditworthiness, and lenders reaping huge profits from originating and selling mortgages were delighted to ignore prudent underwriting standards and stamp “low-risk” on the mortgage because it was quickly sold to credulous investors.

The bank made its money in transaction and origination fees, and passed the risk of default on to investors who accepted the fraud that the loan was low-risk.

‘What part of no don’t you understand?’ TTIP critics target EU trade commissioner

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom’s visit to London to promote the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been met with protest, as MPs say more transparency is needed to address public concern.

Malmstrom’s meeting with business and political leaders Monday afternoon was an attempt to shore up more public support for the deal, which has been criticized for allowing large corporations to flourish at the expense of small businesses.

Business Secretary Vince Cable will tell the Commissioner there are many benefits for the US and the EU, but only if politicians are given access to TTIP as the treaty develops, so that they can ask questions on behalf of the public.

Protest group StopTTIP UK, however, say Monday’s meeting ignores the fact “people across the EU are loudly and clearly rejecting” TTIP, claiming the trade deal could jeopardize governments’ legal freedom and will lower trade standards.

U.S. stocks open lower

U.S. stocks open lower amid Greek deadlock

The U.S. stock market began the holiday-shortened week on a sour note Tuesday, as investors reacted to the latest news on Greece. The deadlock between Greece and its creditors, after talks collapsed on Monday, weighed on sentiment. Adding to general gloom was a weaker-than-expected reading on manufacturing activity in New York State. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.25% dropped 5 points, or 0.3%, to 2,091. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.21% opened 50 points, or 0.3%, lower at 17,972. The Nasdaq Composite fell 8 points, or 0.2%, to 4,885.

How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last

Kaspersky researchers have documented 500 infections by Equation Group in at least 42 countries, with Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Syria, and Mali topping the list. Because of a self-destruct mechanism built into the malware, the researchers suspect that this is just a tiny percentage of the total; the actual number of victims likely reaches into the tens of thousands.

There’s been a shift in people’s psychology, the main driver of trends in the economy and stock market. Watch.

 

 

Ukrainian army battles rebels for control of Debaltseve

The fighting has erupted on the streets of the besieged town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, despite the shaky truce. The rebels claim they have taken over most of the key strategic city.

Euro falls after Greece talks collapse

The euro slipped more than a full cent on Tuesday before recovering slightly after talks between Greece and eurozone finance ministers broke down. Global markets also retreated as a result of the impasse.

Why can’t media describe Chapel Hill murders as terrorism?

Today marks one week since 23-year-old Yousef Abu-Salha’s younger sisters — Yusor, 21, and Razan, 19 — were murdered by their neighbor. Yousef told The Electronic Intifada over the the phone from North Carolina that he has no doubt their murder was an anti-Muslim hate crime.

The women were executed along with Yusor’s husband, 23-year-old Deah Barakat, in the newlywed couple’s condominium.

Israeli ambassador: Netanyahu address to Congress on Iran deal worth price of ties with Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s effort to influence the nuclear negotiations with Iran by addressing Congress is worth the price Israel will pay in its relations with the U.S. administration, Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer has told Israeli envoys working in America.

Greece’s game of chicken and a ‘final mania phase’ for Wall Street

Talks between Greece and eurozone finance ministers on Monday night lasted barely two hours, according to some reports. Sticking to his guns, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his country wants a deal, but with concessions. He also said negotiators don’t have “the right to play games with the future of Europe,” and that a halfway meeting point may emerge during the next couple of days.

‘Concrete steps for OSCE to monitor E. Ukraine’ agreed by Putin, Merkel, Poroshenko

The leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine have discussed the progress in implementing the Ukraine ceasefire deal amid an ongoing dispute over Kiev’s besieged military force in Debaltsevo.

It is all well and good for these leaders to agree to a course of action and quite another to get the eastern Ukrainian republics, who are not part of the negotiations, to go along. Everyone is assuming that Putin is somehow able to influence the eastern Ukrainian Republics, but even Poroshenko is unable to control his own hard right sector, which has vowed to continue the fighting. And, if the reports we had yesterday are accurate, Poroshenko has been handed an ultimatum by his own military to end the war in one week, or be ousted. After a year, it is clear that Poroshenko cannot capture the east in just a week, and the Eastern Ukrainian Republic know this.

Kremlin rejects copyright defenders’ initiative for ‘internet tax’ – report

Russian Presidential Administration will oppose the motion suggesting to introduce a universal copyright fee levied on all internet users, a Russian business daily reports.

The initiative originated in the Russian Union of Copyright Holders – a nationwide organization headed by film director Nikita Mikhalkov. The union has earlier succeeded in introducing the 1 percent universal fee on digital media – since 2010 Russian businesses that sell blank DVDs and memory cards have to pay to copyright holders because their products could potentially be used to record pirated works.

Global economy continues to wither as West Coast ports remain shut down

Has the world’s economy officially tanked? One radio talk show host thinks so, and he has some data to back it up.

In a blog post on his website, Dave Hodges — host of The Common Sense Show — notes that economic indices are bottoming out and that’s in large part due to a proposed agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Electronic Freedom Foundation describes as “a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.”

The forces behind the agreement, notes Hodges, have used their influence to stall delivery of critically important commodities until it is fully implemented among member nations.

Greece: What Happened Today, And What Happens Next

After today’s second in one week Eurogroup fiasco, things for Greece are getting perilously close to the endgame. Either that, or Yanis Varoufakis, who earlier said he is “not bluffing”, is conducting a master class in just that. So for all those confused what happened earlier, and more importantly, what may happen next, here is Deutsche Bank’s George Saravelos with a handy summary of the next steps.

“We grasp at straws and pray for a miracle!”

‘Such a knucklehead’: US army commander admits confusing location of key Ukrainian city

A US general and NATO’s most senior military commander in Europe said he felt like a “knucklehead” after mixing up the location of the strategically important Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.

And US officers are supposed to be training the Kiev troops?

Winged Falcon could see Ford make an early exit

COLLAPSING sales of Ford’s once iconic Falcon have intensified pressure on the company to axe Australian production ahead of schedule, forcing premature job losses and escalating the ­urgency of structural reform in the embattled component sector.

Dire sales figures for the Ford Falcon and poor results for the Holden Commodore have raised serious questions about the short-term sustainability of local production as the global car industry seeks ways to further rationalise the sector.

The Federation of Auto Parts Manufacturers warned yesterday that both tiers of government needed to urgently examine how they could assist the component industry to restructure ahead of the closure of Ford, Holden and Toyota production plants.

Minnesota Man Released after Months in Jail for Possession of Vitamins

Joseph Ray Burrell, 31, said he isn’t happy that it took as long as it did for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension crime lab’s findings to be processed. He said evidence records show about a month passed before prosecutors sent the powder in to be tested and more than a month passed after that before the results were returned.

The War Against Debt? We Lost it Two Thousand years Ago…

Even with Adam Smith’s clear analysis of the wealth of nations, published in those times, economics remains very simple: More money must come in than what goes out, whether running a household, a business or a nation; and of all institutions, banks should be aware of that and be teaching the ethics of frugality and saving real money and genuine prosperity rether than charging you to lend them your money which they use to make more profit on lending it out – prosperity for the banks!

This article misses a major point. When you have a private central bank issuing all of the public currency as a loan at interest, it is impossible by design to escape debt slavery.

NJ POLICE STATE CHARGES 72-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO HAD 300-YEAR-OLD ANTIQUE GUN

What was his crime? The elderly man was arrested for having a 300 year old, antique flintlock pistol in the notoriously anti-gun state. VanGilder is retired schoolteacher, and never gets in trouble with the law. His attorney explains that the 72-year-old was transporting an unloaded mid-1700s firearm in his vehicle

“Islamic State Déjà Vu”: US Sponsored Islamic Fighters in the Balkans, Washington Was Behind the 2001 Terrorist Attacks in Macedonia

The following article focussing on the jihadist terrorist insurgency in Macedonia was first published by antiwar.com in July 2001, barely two months before the September 11, 2001 attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon.

Known and documented, since the Soviet-Afghan war, recruiting Mujahedin (“holy warriors”) to fight covert wars on Washington’s behest had become an integral part of US foreign policy. A report of the US Congress had revealed how the US administration – under advice from the National Security Council headed by Anthony Lake – had “helped turn Bosnia into a militant Islamic base” leading to the recruitment through the so-called “Militant Islamic Network,” of thousands of Mujahedin from the Muslim world.

Syrian army takes ground north of Aleppo: activists

The Syrian army backed by allied militia has captured several villages north of Aleppo from insurgents and fighting has blocked a main supply route leading into the northern city, an activist group said Tuesday.

A U.N. mediator has been struggling to broker a ceasefire in Aleppo and government forces had long been expected to try to encircle it completely, aiming to drive insurgents from Syria’s second city and take control of their main supply road.

Arkansas state senator suggests US nuke allies in order to deal with ISIS threat

Arkansas state Senator Jason Rapert took to Facebook to suggest that the best way to “quickly turn things around” in territory captured by Islamic State extremists would be a “strategically placed nuclear weapon.”

“With ISIS spreading all over the Middle East and Africa and Islamic Extremists carrying out violence in Europe, the United Kingdom and even in the United States, I wonder why the civilized world just sits by when we have weapons that could wipe out these barbarians where they are concentrated?” he asked.

“I believe,” Rapert continued, “it is time to annihilate the strongholds and pursue the rest till we have them all captured or killed. A strategically placed nuclear weapon would save the lives of our soldiers and quickly turn things around.”

Fake Al Qaeda Actors EXPOSED! Adam Gadahn & Yousef al-Khattab

ISIS is just more of the same!

US Not ‘Anti-Terror Leader,’ But ‘Terrorist Breeder’ – Chinese State News

Commentary in the Chinese press casts aspersions on the US government’s anti-terror credentials ahead of an anti-terror summit hosted by the White House this week.

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua has published a commentary which casts doubts on the ability of the US to “find and eliminate the root causes of terrorism and extremism,” owing to its “secret identity as a terrorist breeder.”

Hungarian rhapsody: Will Putin’s visit to Viktor Orban give Russia a way into Europe?

Vladimir Putin has chosen Hungary for his first state visit to an EU state since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis a year ago. Energy issues are expected to top the agenda, yet the Russian leader usually has an ace up his sleeve.

The Russian president’s visit to Hungary is keeping EU officials in Brussels guessing about what sort of deals exactly are going to be signed in Budapest.

Terror expert: “New strategy needed”

The terror researcher at the Sweden National Defence College, believes that closer cooperation between countries in Europe is needed to create a new stategy to counter the threat of Jihadism and individuals acting alone.

Not destroying other people’s countries while taking part in CIA coups d’état on behalf of the banksters might help!

BBC Reporter Almost Killed by Ukrainian Shell While Accusing Rebels of Shelling

In one more incredibly biased TV report from the Donetsk airport, a BBC journalist started accusing Donetsk self defense forces of breaking the ceasefire while almost getting killed by a Ukrainian “peace-loving” sticking-to-ceasefire shell.

First, Ian Pannell, international BBC corespondent, implicitly accuses rebels of a “scorched earth policy”.

Than in an almost surreal moment while saying that artillery fire “appears” to be mostly “outgoing”, there’s a clear and visible evidence of incoming Ukrainian fire, resulting in an dangerous explosion extremely close to and directly behind him.

Aids in Cuba: New epidemic strain of HIV in Cuba is twice as aggressive as average virus

 

 

MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES BLACKMAILING AMERICA TO FAST TRACK TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP WAKE UP!

 

 

Why a $1 Billion Bank Hack is a False Flag

 

 

Patriotism and civil disobedience

As the NATO juggernaut directed by a U.S. NeoCon foreign policy marches towards a nuclear confrontation with Russia, the American public is being manipulated to accept that Foggy Bottom knows best

American Fighting For Custody In A Foreign Country

TX Man’s Wife Dumps Him, Takes Their Son To Her Foreign Country- Chronicling His Fight For Custody: The following is a series of messages corresponding with a man in his late 30’s whose wife left him, then left the U.S. with the couple’s son and filed for divorce. He relays the story of his quest to fight for visitation and custody of his son up in Canada. No editing has been done to the messages, other than some names have been changed. This is posted in the interest of public education and free speech. Rusty cares a lot about his country and protested ‘Texas Israel Day’ in Austin in 2013 with a handful of others. He is pictured here with his son who is in a stroller with a sign reading ‘NO TEXAS ISRAEL DAY!’ outside the State Capitol.

Port Delays Starting to Damage Businesses

Backups hurt retailers and take a heavy toll on small companies as labor dispute drags on

As employers at the ports along the West Coast on Monday refused to unload ships for the sixth day out of the past 10, their nine-month contract dispute with port workers is becoming a significant business problem.
Ocean carrier Maersk Line has canceled some sailings, while China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co. said it will skip at least one port. Truckers that normally haul an average of five containers a day away from the Port of Oakland, Calif., are lucky to haul one. A West Coast customs broker said that her customers are being assessed as much as $300 a day for containers that sit too long on the docks, though the containers are trapped there.

The delays are causing acute distress to small-business owners with limited inventory to cover sales.

Hollywood busted producing ISIL videos

I think I speak for Mike Rivero when I say “imagine my lack of shock”

SocGen: Key dates for Greece

 

 

Dept. of Homeland Security shutdown looms, would idle 15% of workforce

Despite this supposedly critical juncture, Congress is taking this week off,

Kaspersky fingers NSA-style Equation Group for hard drive backdoor epidemic

WD, Seagate and Toshiba kit has a whiff of surveillance

RUSSIAN SECURITY FIRM Kaspersky has exposed what looks like evidence of backdoor surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA)

Kaspersky researchers claim to have uncovered one of the biggest, if not the biggest, threat actor that it has seen in two decades.

The security firm has dubbed this outfit the Equation Group, and its toolbox ‘the Death Star of the Malware Galaxy’, and explained that the tools of its trade have hallmarks and themes similar to those of Stuxnet.

NSA Trojan Firmware Widespread, U.S. International Tech Reputation May Suffer. Tech Privacy has Been a Myth. A New Stone Age Beckons

Putin Wins a Second Match

Has Russia’s Vladimir Putin pulled Barack Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire for a second time?

Will the shaky cease-fire in Ukraine that began this weekend hold up and end a conflict that was threatening a nuclear war between the United States and Russia?

The answer to the first question is yes. Remember back in 2013 when the Obama White House was threatening to attack Syria over allegations it was using poison gas?As it turned out, the UN found it was the US-backed Syrian rebels who were likely to have used chemical weapons rather than the Damascus regime.

Noble Peace Prize Winner Obama and his lady strategists almost got the US into a war in Syria that could have led to direct clashes with Russia, which was backing the Damascus government.Along came that unlikely man of peace, Russia’s Vlad Putin, who charted a diplomatic course out of the Syria mess for the bumbling White House which had talked itself into corner.

Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite

Once Gadaffi was brutally killed by a mob, advocates of intervention threw a giddy party for themselves, celebrating their own rightness and righteousness and declaring Libya a model for future western interventions. Upon Gadaffi’s fleeing, The New York Times, which editorially supported the war, published a front-page article declaring: “U.S. Tactics in Libya May be a Model for Other Efforts.”

Leading war advocates such as Anne-Marie Slaughter and Nick Kristof celebrated themselves as humanitarian visionaries and chided war opponents for being blinkered and overly cynical about the virtues of American force. British and French leaders descended upon Libya to strut around like some sort of conquering heroes, while American and Canadian officials held pompous war victory ceremonies. Hillary Clinton was downright sociopathic, gloating and cackling in an interview when told about Gadaffi’s death by mob: “We came, we saw, he died.”

Border Patrol ordered to release all illegal alien drunk drivers: “Allow them to go on their way”

If you are caught driving while intoxicated and happen to be an American citizen than you’re going to be arrested, fined, and potentially jailed

Netanyahu Uses US Congress as Prop

By addressing the U.S. Congress for a third time, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will again demonstrate his mastery of the American political process, using the backdrop of repeated standing ovations to keep Israelis from thinking too much about economic troubles.

The speech itself enables Netanyahu to show the U.S. Congress again eating out of his hand, reassuring his voters that he has everything under control as far as U.S. politics are concerned, notwithstanding any unpleasantness with the current U.S. president.

Stop jumping out of windows!

Mayor Martin J. Walsh blasted city residents who have been filming themselves jumping out of the windows of their houses into snowbanks yesterday, calling the social media craze “a foolish thing to do” with potentially fatal consequences.

“I’m asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows,”

“It’s a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself.”

“We’re asking people to act responsibly in the city of Boston,” Walsh said. “This isn’t Loon Mountain, this is the city of Boston, where we’re trying to remove snow off of the street and it becomes very dangerous. And the last thing we want to do is respond to an emergency call where somebody jumped out of the window because they thought it was a funny thing to do.”

(*Horsing Around is a long time tradition among the college student population in the City Of Boston , Mister Mayor , Sir)

VA ‘I CARE’ slogan slammed by veterans, employees as mockery of reform

“Adopting a catchy acronym and circulating a checklist is not enough,” said Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America. “It’s easy to put on an ‘I CARE’ pin, but it doesn’t matter unless you actually demonstrate that care through your actions and the results you deliver. That’s what veterans, military members and their families are looking for: real results, not a slogan.”

Russian Farmer Pays His $610 Bank Loan with Manure

However, there’s one thing the banks never seem to account for. If you have the power to take away everything your customer owns, then they’ll have nothing left to lose. This often results in some very candid responses from the people who owe the bank. In the case of one Russian farmer, he’s had enough of his bank’s punitive fees, and has decided to pay them exactly what they deserved.

How the elite control us, and what they will do when they lose control

In large part, the American people have been conquered through the principle of groupthink. Throughout history, groupthink has played a prominent role in coercing the public of any nation into going to war for the benefit of the elite ruling class and their financial bottom line.

HSBC in damage control following biggest banking leak in history

No one is jailed once again…

C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons

These munitions were remnants of an Iraqi special weapons program that was abandoned long before the 2003 invasion, and they turned up sporadically during the American occupation in buried caches, as part of improvised bombs or on black markets.

Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot

 

 

Coup plot foiled in Venezuela

 

 

Anonymous to Expose Horrific Child Sex Ring Within British Royal Family and Government

 

 

How to find out if the NSA and GCHQ spied on you

 

 

Applegate Farms organic brand may be selling out to GMO Juggernaut

What’s the best way to squash your competition? Buy them out. Applegate Farms, LLC really has no good reason to sell out to a GMO-supporting mega-corporation. They’ve been worth millions for years, and have gained success in the organic food industry like few others. But money talks, and the organic meat seller is in negotiations with industrial food giant Hormel Foods Corp. to become part of its conglomerate.

‘Hold up. We’re red right now!’ Cops Caught Turning Off Cameras Before Further Beating Man

A lawsuit was filed, and charges have been dropped after dash cam video was released showing St. Louis cops turning off their cameras prior to further assaulting an 18-year-old man.

Kincora scandal: Abuse victim seeks Judicial Review over MI5 link to Belfast boys’ home

A victim of abuse at a notorious boys’ home in Northern Ireland will seek this week to challenge the conduct of Whitehall’s ill-fated investigation into child abuse.

Cyber-Security Firm: NSA-Linked Spyware Found in Hard Drives Worldwide

Researchers with Kaspersky Lab describe what they say is “the most advanced threat actor” they’ve seen to date.

Game with No Rules: Legal Imperialism against Russia

The term legal imperialism was coined in relation to the Argentina’s public debt. A New York court admitted a number of private claims to hand down a verdict. By a stroke of hand a judge increased the country’s debt up to $120 billion, according to experts’ estimates. The essence of legal imperialism is the support rendered by Anglo-Saxon legal system to financial vultures.

US imperialism and the catastrophe in Libya

What is unfolding across the Middle East today is an indictment of imperialism, its ruling elites, its political servants and its lying media.

NSA Braces for News Leak of Its Cyber Surveillance Work

The National Security Agency is bracing for another major leak, according to U.S. intelligence officials, who say they’re expecting disclosures about the agency’s technical cyber intelligence gathering capabilities to be published in an undisclosed news outlet.

Quake near Mag. 7 hits northeast Japan — Nation’s strongest since 2013 — Felt along entire Pacific coast, over 1,000 km — Followed by multiple aftershocks, one centered at Japan Trench — Official: Event related to massive 3/11 quake (VIDEO)

 

 

German TV Channel in Trouble After Being Caught in Ukraine War Lie

The German federal television channel ZDF got into a bit of trouble recently after a citizens’ media monitoring group called them out over false reporting on the presence of Russian tanks in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian Government Faces Possible Coup – Michael Rivero

 

 

U.S. Complicity American Officials Silent on Israeli Abuse of Palestinian Children by MATT PEPPE

snip: The Israeli occupation uses stone-throwing to punish and abuse children like Malak whose land they have illegally occupied for 47 years.
The human rights group Defence for Children International Palestine found that “Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank last year fell victim to a pattern of abuse designed to coerce confessions.”

They reported that Israeli occupiers ordered solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, and torture against children. “Impunity for violations was a significant obstacle in 2014 as DCIP filed nine complaints with Israeli authorities concerning the ill-treatment and torture of five children while in Israeli military detention. Not a single indictment has been issued against a perpetrator,” the group wrote.

Another human rights group reported that 240 children detained in Jerusalem over one year suffered sexual abuse by Israeli authorities.

Cometh the Censor

snip: Today the internet is the only free press we have, all that stands against total control of information. Consider how relentlessly the media impose political correctness, how the slightest offense to the protected groups—we all know who they are—or to sacred policies leads to firing of reporters and groveling by politicians. The wars are buried and serious criticism of Washington suppressed. That leaves the net, only the net, without which we would know nothing.

A clear view of Titan: Nasa ‘despeckles’ Saturn’s largest moon to reveal hidden river channels, shorelines and windswept dunes

For nearly a decade, the Cassini spacecraft has pulled back the misty veil that obscures Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

Its radar has revealed half of the giant moon’s surface, highlighting desert-like expanses of sand dunes and vast hydrocarbon seas.

Now, using a new technique for cleaning up Cassini’s radar images, these views have taken been transformed into high-definition images of its stunning features.

67P as you’ve never seen it before: Rosetta probe takes stunning close up images of the comet from just four miles away

 

 

The mysterious giant clouds spotted on Mars: Scientists left baffled by 150-mile high plumes coming off the red planet

The phenomenon was observed on March 12, 2012 over the ‘terminator’, which is the boundary between day and night on Mars.

One of the plumes developed in around 10 hours and lasted for 11 days, shifting shape from ‘double blob protrusions’ to pillars which merged into a ‘finger’ shape.

A second was spotted nearby on April 6, 2012, and lasted about 10 days.

‘At about 155 miles (250 km), the division between the atmosphere and outer space is very thin, so the reported plumes are extremely unexpected,’ says Agustin Sanchez-Lavega of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, who led the study.

‘I probably shouldn’t be advocating this': Video of a young George Osborne advising voters how to dodge taxes unearthed

A video of a young George Osborne advising voters how to use ‘clever financial products’ to avoid taxes has been unearthed.

In the clip, recorded on BBC’s Daily Politics in 2003, Mr Osborne smirks as he advises a caller to the show how to cut inheritance tax bills and avoid paying for old age care.

Mr Osborne even admits that he ‘probably shouldn’t be advocating this on television’.

Equation = NSA? Researchers Uncloak Huge ‘American Cyber Arsenal’

Though many have shied away from direct attribution, the research appears to have shone a light on what many knew to be true: the US is sitting on extensive and complex cyber tools that it uses against a wide array of targets. ”This is the next level of sophistication, far more sophisticated than Regin,” added Jaime Blasco, from security firm AlienVault Labs.

Equation group victims map – Kaspersky Lab Discovers The Crown Creator of Cyber-Espionage

By reprogramming the hard drive firmware (i.e. rewriting the hard drive’s operating system), the group achieves two purposes:

  1. An extreme level of persistence that helps to survive disk formatting and OS reinstallation. If the malware gets into the firmware, it is available to “resurrect” itself forever. It may prevent the deletion of a certain disk sector or substitute it with a malicious one during system boot.

“Another dangerous thing is that once the hard drive gets infected with this malicious payload, it is impossible to scan its firmware. To put it simply: for most hard drives there are functions to write into the hardware firmware area, but there are no functions to read it back. It means that we are practically blind, and cannot detect hard drives that have been infected by this malware” – warns Costin Raiu, Director of the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab.

Suite of Sophisticated Nation-State Attack Tools Found With Connection to Stuxnet

Although the Equation Group findings are significant, they still represent only a very small subset of nation-state malware out in the wild from not only the U.S. but other actors as well. And given that the samples Kaspersky found are at least a year old, they may not be state-of-the-art any more.

“The thing that scares me the most is that we don’t have any samples from the Equation Group from 2014,” Raiu says, suggesting the group’s capabilities may have already been surpassed by even more sophisticated wares.

The harsh realities of the Greece-Eurozone game of chicken

 

8 Oil Tankers On Fire In West Virginia State Of Emergency

 

 

NSA has ability to embed spying software in computer hard drives, including yours

The NSA has figured out “how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers,” reports Joe Menn at Reuters, which gives the agency “the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers.”

Beyond Stuxnet and Flame: Equation ‘most advanced’ cybercriminal gang recorded

The Equation Group uses multiple malware platforms, some of which go far beyond threats such as Regin in complexity and sophistication.

“The Equation group is probably one of the most sophisticated cyber attack groups in the world; and they are the most advanced threat actor we have seen,” the company says.

After tracking over 60 threat actors responsible for cyberattacks across the globe, GReAT says that The Equation Group, active over two decades, goes beyond anything else the security team has tracked and witnessed.

Massive, Decades-Long Cyberespionage Framework Uncovered

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a cyberespionage group that has been operating for at least 15 years and has worked with and supported the attackers behind Stuxnet, Flame and other highly sophisticated operations. The attackers, known as the Equation Group, used two of the zero days contained in Stuxnet before that worm employed them and have used a number of other infection methods, including interdicting physical media such as CDs and inserting their custom malware implants onto the discs.

Some of the techniques the group has used are closely associated with tactics employed by the NSA, specifically the interdiction operations and the use of the LNK vulnerability exploit by Stuxnet.

Someone (probably the NSA) has been hiding viruses in hard drive firmware

The NSA may be hiding payloads in the firmware of consumer hard drives, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab. The report tracks a group that researchers have dubbed “Equation,” which uses previously undiscovered methods to plant targeted malware in hard drive firmware, where it is difficult to detect or remove. The report found exploits for hard drives made by many of the largest brands in the industry, including Samsung, Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor, Toshiba and Hitachi. The group is closely tied to Stuxnet, using many overlapping vulnerabilities and techniques over the same time period, and those similarities combined with previously published NSA hard drive exploits have led many to speculate that Encounter may be part of the NSA.

FEMA Activates the Clergy Response Teams? Church Pushes Congregates to Submit to Government

 

 

This Is Not A Game,’ Declares Greek Minister as Talks Collapse in Brussels

Without any apparent progress, talks in Brussels between the Syriza-led government of Greece and finance ministers of the Eurogroup collapsed on Monday just hours after negotiations began.

Obama Won’t Wait for CISPA, Signs Own Orwellian Cybersecurity Executive Order

The president signed an executive order Saturday after a speech at a ‘Cyber Security Summit’ at Stanford University, while many were distracted with Valentine’s Day. The ever-hated CISPA legislation has stalled in Congress thanks to public outcry, but Obama has decided to act on his own.

“Executive Order — Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing” was apparently intended to coerce organizations and corporations to share more info with the government, while promoting the creation of organizations to process data collected for an unspecified end…

Endgame Removed from Youtube by False Copyright Claim

The film, which has accrued more than 4 million views on the targeted channel, has been struck by a Canadian bot account known as “eOne.”

The documentary, as well as several other films by Alex Jones, has been repeatedly targeted by the bot and other accounts claiming copyright.

Just last week an Infowars video was falsely targeted for copyright as well for simply showing a still frame from a BBC news report.

Ireland’s Finance Minister believes Irish Parliament will have to agree to any deal on Greek debt

Something tells me that Yanis Varoufakis cares no more about what you and your government think, Mr. Noonan, than those protesters your colleagues are so desperate to label as “terrorists”.

Oh, and no, it is not satire!

Greek crisis talks collapse in acrimony as Syriza defies EMU

‘The only way to solve Greece is to treat us like equals; not a debt colony,’ says Greek finance minister

You wanted “net-neutrality” and government controls? You got it!

 

 

Ukraine – The Ceasefire Stalemates

Pressure on both sides is needed to actually implement the ceasefire. But no one is pressuring Kiev. Instead the EU just implemented new sanctions against Russia just after Russia helped to negotiate this ceasefire. The EU did the same after the first Minsk ceasefire agreement. That will not help to convince Russia that good behavior will be honored and rewarded.

Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite

When Saddam Hussein was captured in 2003 by U.S. forces, Iraq War advocates boastfully celebrated the event as proof that they were right and used it to mock war opponents (Joe Lieberman and John Kerry, for instance, gleefully exploited the event to demand that Howard Dean admit his war opposition was wrong). When Muammar Gaddafi was forced by NATO bombing in August, 2011 to flee Tripoli, advocates of U.S. intervention played the same game (ThinkProgress gleefully exploited the occasion to try to shame those who objected to the illegality of Obama’s waging the war even after Congress voted against its authorization: as though Gadaffi’s fleeing could render legal Obama’s plainly illegal intervention).

Find out if the British government has spied on you

There’s now an easier way to discover whether the U.K. intelligence services illegally obtained your information from their U.S. colleagues — but you’ll have to tell a U.K. campaign group as well as the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters your details to find out.

Germany 2014 Report Card Is In! Its 25,000 Wind Turbines Get An “F-“…Averaged Only 14.8% Of Rated Capacity!

Resistance to wind power in Germany is snowballing. And it needs to be noted that this resistance is grass roots and sustained almost entirely by volunteers and privately donated time and effort.

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program

The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.

Odessa murderer “Mykola” has died in hospital

Nikolai Volkov, also known as Mykola, has died in hospital. He rose to infamy as the man who shot at those trying to flee the inferno in the Trade Union House in Odessa, Ukraine on 2 May 2014. Scenes from his criminal acts were shown on YouTube and were distributed by many media outlets. He later gave an interview in which he attempted to justify and explain his barbaric actions.

Former Soft Porn Star and Ex Girlfriend of Prince Andrew Says He’s “Too Sexy” to Need a Sex Slave

The allegations against Prince Andrew in regard to underage girls he may have abused with his billionaire paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein continues to be covered up in the bought-and-paid-for mainstream media.

That being said, this latest attempt is just… pathetic.

Oleg Tsarev: Deputies are evacuating families ahead of the upcoming coup in Kiev

Poroshenko turned out to be too independent, having, as a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, many personal contacts abroad. He is not as obedient as the Western curators would like him to be. His peaceful rhetoric is caused by pragmatic interests. In the case of a military scenario the influence of the military battalions, coordinated by Avakov, Kolomoisky and others, will increase, which will contribute to the weakening of Poroshenko’s power. Moreover, it is clear that Ukraine will lose the war. As has happened before in history, the US can easily dump “the contractor”. Let me remind you, war crimes have no statute of limitation. In addition, in Russia Poroshenko successfully operates a chocolate factory, which suggests that he has good connections in Moscow. All this can not please the Americans.

Whether the third Maidan will be successful, time will tell. In the meantime my friends from the Parliament are taking their families out of Ukraine in anticipation of disturbing events.

Kiev claims Poroshenko’s wife “just visiting troops.”

google translate: First Lady of Ukraine Maryna Poroshenko visited the military logistics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the village of Lake Zhytomyr region, where donated mobile washing systems for military personnel who are in the area ATO.

Reported Galnet with reference to the press service said.

What is Inexcusable is Venezuela’s Political independence

There are straightforward principles and dynamics at work here. Washington wants to get rid of the Venezuelan government because it is independent of U.S. designs for the region and because Venezuela has the greatest proven oil reserves in the world and uses its oil revenue to improve the quality of ordinary lives.

Greece bailout talks break down after Athens rejects ‘unacceptable’ eurozone demands

Talks between Greece and its eurozone creditors collapsed in disarray on Monday night, heightening concerns that the country is edging closer to a disruptive exit from the eurozone.

Wife Poroshenko urgently left Kiev, “chocolate” hires “titushek”

Google Translate: Wife and children Poroshenko today urgently charter flight left Kiev, in the power structures panic, everyone feels that on the eve of a large “kipesh.” Thousands died in Debaltseve not controlled by radicals, the evil master of the US … Poroshenko and environment understand that soon will come after them …

Wife Poroshenko in fear left Ukraine

Google Translate: Wife Poroshenko left Kiev with the children on a charter flight.

In the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine started a real panic. Curators of the Security Service and other agencies to urgently gathered for the meeting, which will discuss a plan to eliminate a new Maidan. We also learned that Poroshenko for accidents, four hryvnia ready to disburse the people who will have to disperse the Maidan, but they will need to gather more people and to suppress the new Maidan.

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Latest News 17 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“There is nothing that can cause a religious man to act as if he were insane quite as much as the delusion that he is right.” — Jim Tanner

Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals

So here is the mother of all scandals.

For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and for those two years (and for decades before) that group suspected of spying for Israel has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government.

And THAT is the mother of all scandals.

Think about that as billions of your tax dollars flow to Israel while your roads and schools crumble and decay and services are cut.

Think about that as the coffins come home with your loved ones inside.

Think about that when you and a million of your fellow citizens march down the streets of America opposing wars built on lies and deceptions and wonder why the government just doesn’t want to listen to you any more.

reposted in light of the report that Israel has been leaking secret details about the P5+1 in order to derail the nuclear talks.

FLASHBACK – VANUNU’S PHOTOS OF DIMONA – 1985

Mordechai Vanunu brought his camera to work in late 1985, shortly before leaving his eight-year stint as a technician at Israel’s nuclear weapons factory at Dimona.

Acting on his conscience, he carefully took about 60 photos of the top-secret labs and unique production processes involved. When some of these photos were originally published in the London Sunday Times’ exposé, they confirmed his eyewitness testimony about the extent of Israel’s nuclear weapons program and revealed Israel to be one of the world’s top nuclear powers. To this day, the Israeli government refuses international inspection of Dimona and continues to deny the existence of its nuclear arsenal.

FLASHBACK 2009 – The PRIVATE BANKING CARTEL: “Bernanke Threatens The Congress” We will cause an Economic Collapse if you audit the Fed!

 

 

State of the Nation: Historic US–Israel Rift: Obama Leaks Israeli Nuke Violation Doc Before Bibi Visit

The Obama Administration has radically departed from the traditional U.S. relationship with Israel during this second term. Such a sea change in attitude by the American government augurs great changes on the horizon, both for the Middle East and the world.

It appears that this may be one of the ‘higher purposes’ of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He has so polarized the Israelis, the American people, and various camps throughout the Mideast that many now understand the status quo can no longer be maintained. Netanyahu has forced the Palestinian plight onto the entire community of nations.

Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded

Egyptian jets bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, a day after the group there released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, drawing Cairo directly into the conflict across its border.

And now the Second invasion of Libya gets underway!

Israeli election chief puts curbs on Netanyahu’s speech to U.S. Congress

The head of Israel’s election commission acted on Monday to limit any pre-election boost Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may get from a March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress in which he will warn of the threat from Iran’s nuclear program.

The speech has caused controversy in Israel and the United States, where the Democrats and the White House are angry that the Republican speaker, John Boehner, invited Netanyahu to speak at a sensitive time in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six big powers including Washington, and only two weeks before Israel’s closely fought March 17 election.

Following complaints from opposition parties, election chief Salim Joubran decided that Netanyahu’s address should be broadcast with a five-minute delay in Israel, giving news editors time to cut any statements deemed partisan.

Netanyahu may have leaked US secrets to hurt Iran negotiations

US officials believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized his government to release secret details of the US nuclear negotiations with Iran to the Israeli press, according to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.

The alleged leaks would appear designed to undermine the negotiations, which Israel opposes.

In response, according to Ignatius, the US has decided to “reduce the exchange of sensitive information about the Iran talks” with Israel.

The American people have lost their ability to think, reason, question, do math, control their urges, defer gratification, or realize when they are being lied to by the people they elected to public office

 

 

AP investigation finds high civilian death toll in Gaza house strikes

 

 

Presidents Say Some Of The Darndest (And Dumbest) Things

Sometimes, the President of the United States just screws up while talking. It can be in an offhand comment, an announcement to the public, or during an address to Congress. Maybe it’s because they’re tired, or not thinking clearly, or maybe they’re just not thinking at all. But, luckily for us, these moments of ineloquence are recorded for future generations to enjoy and remember that even the President is just a regular person.

FIGHTING CONTINUES IN UKRAINE

 

Gun-Grabbing Lib Senator DESTROYED by Pro-Gun Texas Mom

 

 

Why Does the Dairy Industry Oppose GMO Labels?

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is one of the corporate front groups suing Vermont in an attempt to block the state’s GMO labeling law. The trade group is also lobbying for H.R. 4432, an anti-consumer, anti-states’ rights bill, introduced in April (2014) in the House of Representatives by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.). The bill, dubbed by consumers as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, would preempt all state GMO labeling laws. HR 4432 would also legalize the use of the word “natural” on products that contain GMOs.

Andrew Hoffman: Gold reaching record highs in most currencies; Oil and base metals sinking; Most of world’s currencies collapsing

 

 

NETANYAHU’S ARROGANCE FINALLY BACKFIRES IN HIS FACE

Uncle Sam is finally fed up with the bullying he has been subjected to by the zionists, especially polices regarding Iran

COPYCAT CHARLIE EMERGES IN ISRAEL

Animated video titled ‘The Eternal Jew’ features a German named Herr Stürmer paying a hooked-nosed Jew for slanderous information about the IDF and Israel; Peace Now demands AG to open police investigation into video.

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: And the NSA can’t find them either!

U.S. Drops to 49th in World Press Freedom Rankings, Worst Since Obama Became President: The countries immediately ahead of the U.S. are Malta, Niger, Burkino Faso, El Salvador, Tonga, Chile and Botswana

Each year, Reporters Without Borders issues a worldwide ranking of nations based on the extent to which they protect or abridge press freedom. Thegroup’s 2015 ranking was released this morning, and the United States is ranked 49th.

 

Including when you are having sex?

Police now use radar devices to ‘see’ inside homes, raising legal questions

 

 

France: Police Catch 73-Year-Old Jew Spray-Painting the Word “Jew” on 20 Cars

Jews have been known to fake attacks on themselves in order to generate sympathy (and shekels) from the stupid goyim. This latest example comes from France, which is a country that the Jew-run media has been focusing on a lot recently as a center of “resurgent anti-Semitism.”

“It’s no secret that if you go against the code of silence, and you report corruption, it will ruin your career.”

 

 

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 56 People

A total of 56 deaths were deemed eligible for a payout, climbing from 52 the previous week. The number of eligible injury claims also increased to 87 people from 79 the previous week.

The number of claims filed also rose to 4,312 from 4,237, suggesting the fund has now processed the final rush of claims that came in on the day of the deadline. Claims had to have a Jan. 31 postmark to be counted. GM has declined to extend the fund’s deadline.

A final tally likely wont be known for weeks

China’s COSCO Dis-Assembles 8 Ships Amid Glut As Baltic Dry Hits Another Record Low

You know things are bad in the ship-building business when… amid considerably larger than expected losses, China’s COSCO announced that it has dis-assembled 8 vessels in January alone (including 3 bulk carriers) and will be decommissioning and disposing of them as it awaits a “more conducive” environment. It appears that is not coming anytime soon, as The Baltic Dry Index just hit 522 – a new all-time low (down a stunning 53 of the last 55 days).

Monarch butterfly endangered, Monsanto product zaps 900 million

The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a press release on Monday that details a tragedy many are unaware of: the monarch butterfly has been nearly wiped out. A major reason this is happening? A product from Monsanto called Roundup.

1 billion data records were stolen last year, thanks to poor security

That’s a 49 percent increase in data breaches and a 78 percent rise in data theft.

Evidence about the Connection Between the Ukrainian Coup and Crimea’s Breakaway

Little attention is generally paid to the connection between the February 2014 coup in Ukraine, and Crimea’s breakaway from Ukraine. The testimony that will here be cited helps fill this in. An attorney in the federal prosecutor’s office at the time of the coup refers to the longtime national socialist, Andriy Paribiy, as having been the key person behind the coup. In the new regime, Paribiy became appointed to become the chief of national security, and the top person overseeing the war against “ATO” ‘Anti Terrorist Operation’ to exterminate the residents in the formerly Ukrainian area, Donbass, the area which had voted 90% for the overthrown President Viktor Yanukovych, and which consequently rejected this new regime, which Washington violently imposed to replace him.

Privacy watchdog launches ‘Did GCHQ spy on you?’ campaign to allow citizens to find out if they were under surveillance

 

 

Tennessee Bill Takes On NSA Code-Breaking Facility, Bans Material Support and Resources

Last Wednesday, Tennessee legislators filed bills to directly take on NSA spying by withholding vital state resources and material support from any federal agency engaged in warrantless surveillance.

Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) introduced SB782 in the Tennessee Senate and Rep. James Van Huss (R-Jonesborough) and Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) introduced an identical companion bill (HB679) in the House. The legislation would ban “material support or resources” from the state to warrantless federal spy programs…

Our Newest T-Shirt design – We Know You Are Lying

Just imagine a politician getting up to make a campaign speech and seeing a bunch of these t-shirts in his audience!

BEX ALERT – Up to 400 Jewish gravestones desecrated and daubed with Nazi graffiti in ‘heinous anti-Semitic attack’ in French cemetery

Nation’s largest Christian bookstore and gift chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

 

 

Paul Craig Roberts: ‘The United States is pushing conflict in the Ukraine in order to embarrass Russia, in order to hopefully destabilise Russia and American financial hegemony has been exercised – sanctions placed on Russia, credit downgradings…’

 

 

“According to the ACLU, federal law allows the Border Patrol to make warrantless stops and seizures within a ‘reasonable distance’ of the border. Regulations have defined that distance as 100 miles from land and sea borders.”

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Border Patrol’s parent agency Tuesday for records on its activities away from the nation’s border with Mexico.

Unlimited War! ISIS Psyop Theater Comes to Full Fruition

The CIA and the U.S. Military Industrial Complex have now invested over 6 months of ISIS branding, promotion, and public relations. It was revealed by early January of 2015 that the U.S. had already dumped over one billion dollars to fight ISIS. All supposedly invested in failed air strikes and un-televised secret battles against ISIS where the U.S. ends up attacking Syrian targets instead.

The ISIS psyop has been worked on so hard by the architects of the plan that now we are seeing the final desired political goals of the entire operation – an operation which has become more of a global theater. The ISIS psyop theater is now coming to fruition and the globalists are speaking loud and clear about what they want, which is really an admission to why they concocted the ISIS psyop to begin with…

Experts call for ‘return to human intelligence’ after Snowden

The UK’s national security boss, Robert Hannigan, should come clean on surveillance and stop attacking technology companies, privacy experts have said.

Yes, they are related.

Retired New Jersey teacher faces felony charges for possession of revolutionary era flintlock pistol

 

 

‘People lose trust in EU govts': German Euroskeptics take regional votes from Merkel’s party

 

 

EXCLUSIVE – Untold number of police killings in Virginia go unreported or uncounted

The full scope of the underreporting of police killings in Virginia cannot be quantified, but the Richmond Times-Dispatch has identified more than two dozen cases that have gone uncounted since 2000

Police and social workers using govt questionnaire to see if you & your family could be terrorists

Are you, your family or your community at risk of turning to violent extremism? That’s the premise behind a rating system devised by the National Counterterrorism Center, according to a document marked For Official Use Only.

As IMF Extends $17.5 Billion Credit To Kiev, Gazprom Demands Debt Repayment

No sooner had the International Monetary Fund (IMF) extended $17.5 billion over four years in new credit to Ukraine, Russia’s private gas giant Gazprom was claiming $2.4 billion of it to settle Kiev’s gas debt.

DHS claims revealing info. about “Internet kill switch” will endanger law enforcement

 

 

In 2000, the U.S. predicted the national debt — now at $13 trillion — would be gone by 2013

 

 

Ron Paul: It’s shame we’re in an age where people who tell the truth about what the government is doing get into trouble.

 

 

McDonald’s Sales Rapidly Decline As Americans Reject Fake Food Fast food ingredients catch up to juggernauts

 

 

English government encouraging parents to place their 2 year olds in school nurseries

Processing children into units of human capital as quickly as possible

Putin Smiles as Ukraine Unravels

Naturally Vladimir Putin has reason to smile as the Kiev regime, increasingly perceived as an American puppet, slowly unravels before his eyes.”

Yemen: The World’s Newest Failed State

In Yemen there is no longer a government or a president. On January 22, after the Houthi, (Zaydi Shiites) militiamen in the north besieged the presidential palace in Sana’a, both interim President (since 2012) Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah (of a caretaker government which secured parliamentary confidence in December 2014), resigned. Washington has closed its embassy and many other countries, Western and non, have done likewise. Four southern governors, including those from Aden and Abyan, which has been the epicenter of the US drone campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), have refused to resign, in solidarity with President Hadi. Houthi militias dispersed an impromptu pro-government demonstration days after the takeover; the occasion served as an opportunity for the Houthis to wield some power as they brandished weapons in the streets and made numerous arrests.

Boehner: ‘I didn’t tell Obama I was inviting Netanyahu because I knew he would interfere’

Fox News’ Chris Wallace interviews Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-In) about a lot of topics. From 4:57-8:10, they talk about Boehner’s invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congree next month.

Boehner bluntly says that he did not tell the White House he was inviting Netanyahu (contrary to earlier reports), because he did not want President Obama interfering with Prime Minister Netanyahu coming to Washington.

Boehner needs to be charged under the Logan act.

Consumer advocacy group which brought the case vows to ‘continue to fight to end NSA mass surveillance’

 

 

The global urge to un-peg from the petro-dollar

 

 

Commander of US Army in Europe Sees Russia Mobilizing for War

‘I believe the Russians are mobilizing right now for a war that they think is going to happen in five or six years —not that they’re going to start a war in five or six years, but I think they are anticipating that things are going to happen, and that they will be in a war of some sort, of some scale, with somebody within the next five or six years.”

The Putin-Did-It Conspiracy Theory

he original falsehood behind the Iraq War was that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and intended to use them against America either directly or by giving them to al-Qaeda. The opening lie about the Ukraine crisis was that Russian President Vladimir Putin instigated the conflict as part of some Hitlerian plan to conquer much of Europe.

Yet, while the Hussein-WMD claim was hard for the common citizen to assess because it was supposedly supported by U.S. intelligence information that was kept secret, the Putin-Ukraine lie collapses under the most cursory examination based simply of what’s publicly known and what makes sense.

Nevertheless, the New York Times – much as it did when it was falsely reporting breathlessly about “aluminum tubes” for Iraq’s non-existent nuclear weapons program – continues to promote U.S. government propaganda about Ukraine as fact and dismisses any rational assessment of the situation as crazy.

Denmark terror attack: Islamist shooting suspect profiled by Danish intel agency

The suspected Islamist gunman, who was hunted down and killed by Danish police after committing lone-wolf terror attacks against a journalism event in Copenhagen and in front of Jewish temple, was a 22-year-old who had an Arab background and a history of “running” with street gangs, according to statements made during a press conference on Sunday. Members of the Copenhagen police and intelligence agencies confirmed that the homegrown jihadist suspect was born in Denmark and possessed a lengthy criminal record that includes weapons offenses and assaults but they have not yet released the suspect’s name.

So, if we accept the official story at face value (which I do not) it tells us that all this NSA spying does not actually work to keep us all safe.

Stephen Fry on God

I decided to report this because as of today, YouTube has disabled comments on this video. I discovered that when I went to reply to a comment left by Brother JJ Hallen, which was, “Hey mike you have an informative show but you dont know the truth until you know the ultimate truth which is Jesus Christ is Lord and God is real brother, the KJV bible is the true word of God, for someone who knows how corrupt things are in this world and you also arent afraid to criticize israel i cant believe you havent even opened up a bible and read it to compare it to this world and your life, you cant save yourself and when you pass away its not like you probably think that you just rot in…”,P.Had YouTube not disabled comments, this would have been my reply.

So, in your view, all of science is wrong, all of geology is wrong, all of paleontology is wrong, all of archaeology is wrong, all of physics is wrong, but a bunch of Bronze Age goat herders got it all right! That being said, I am convinced there was an historical person who is the foundation for the legend of Jesus, but the story has been “modified” and rather severely over the last 20 centuries to suit various political and economic agendas. Even his name got changed along the way, as the English version of “Yeshua” is “Joshua.” The name “Jesus” is the result of a less-than-perfect translation from Aramaic into Greek, followed by a less-than-perfect translation from Greek into Latin. Much of the popular image of Jesus, including his divinity, was the creation of the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, more than two centuries after he died; two centuries without benefit of modern information preservation, when the story was passed by word of mouth with everyone embellishing the tale as they went along. The historical “Joshua” was not the son of a Carpenter, but heir to the House of David (the Bible even has his lineage) who married the princess of the House of Benjamin at Canaa to form a dynastic paring that gave Joshua a legitimate claim to the throne of Judea superceding the installed Roman puppet Herod. It was for that challenge to Rome’s authority that Joshua was crucified.

Rabbi Meir Kluwgant, Australia’s most senior rabbi, resigns after damning testimony at royal commission

Australia’s most senior rabbi, Meir Shlomo Kluwgant, has resigned as president of the Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) after a damning stint in the witness box at the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

Rabbi Kluwgant gave evidence on Friday, and was forced to admit he had sent a text message to a newspaper editor calling the father of an abuse victim a “lunatic” who neglected his children.

Posted for those who think I only pick on the Catholics!

The Net Neutrality Lie | Peter Klein

Peter Klein, Mises Institute Senior Fellow and Professor of economics at the University of Missouri, is an expert on entrepreneurship and capital from an Austrian perspective. He joins us to explain the Net Neutrality scam, the debunked monopoly and antitrust arguments, and how the internet would work in a world of truly unregulated entrepreneurship.

Department of Homeland Security Facing Shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner has announced that the Department of Homeland Security may be facing a shutdown as soon as the end of the month.

 

US ‘eyeing new air base’ in Iraq amid talk of major offensive on ISIS

Washington is working to install a new air base in Iraq’s Kurdistan to be used in a campaign against Islamic State (ISIS), media report. This comes as the White House’s special envoy on ISIS speaks of a ground operation in Iraq against the militants.

This time an American stronghold in the region will be deployed in Erbil, the capital of semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq that is expected to be used as a logistics hub to supply primarily munitions for warplanes of the US-led coalition against ISIS militants.

“The base is close to Erbil, the capital of the regional government…The warplanes will do surveillance, but the warplanes which will bomb ISIL targets will not take off from here,” Helgurt Hikmet, spokesperson for the Ministry of Peshmerga (Kurdish self-defense forces) said, as cited by Anadolu Agency.

No matter what Obama has promised, we will see troops on the ground in Iraq, and most probably, Syria; the “good reason” will be to “conquer Isis” the real reasons will be to re-control Iraq, and create regime change in Syria.

We already have 4,000 additional ground troops about to begin staging in Kuwait.

As Congress mulls America’s war with the Islamic State terror group, more than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers prepared Thursday to leave for Kuwait, where they will take over as America’s largest ground force in the troubled region.The 3rd Brigade Combat Team bid farewell to the post in a ceremony and soon will serve as U.S. Central Command’s Reserve force in the Middle East – the first soldiers into battle if a major combat force is used to battle Islamic State fighters.

You cannot bring people ‘in country’ and expect them to “wait” before deployment. They must be utilized, and quickly.

And BTW, does anyone, except me, remember the cleric Muqtata Al Sadr, who demanded that the US honor their SOFA with the Iraqi government, or our troops would come under attack?!?

This guy is still alive and kicking.

I shudder to think about what he and the Mahdi Army will be willing to do, if he sees that US troops are back, on the ground, in Iraq.

‘Come on, everyone – block US govt staff ogling web smut at work’

A US congressman wants to take hard action against government staff viewing grumble flicks at work.

House Rep Mark Meadows (R-NC) said that his proposed Eliminating Pornography for Agencies Act would task the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to “issue guidelines that prohibit the access of a pornographic or other explicit web site from a Federal computer.”

American Propaganda Machine Never Stops! Déjà vu: Kiev MPs show ‘proof’ pics of Russians tanks in Ukraine taken 6 yrs ago

 

 

Japan orders Fukushima waste to be released into ocean after worker falls into tank of radioactive water and dies

With nowhere else to put it and workers constantly being exposed to it, radiation from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan has been ordered to be dumped into the ocean by Japanese regulators, according to new reports. This was just two days after a plant employee accidentally fell into one of the onsite storage tanks filled with radioactive water, resulting in his death.

According to the Star Tribune, the 55-year-old man died of multiple injuries after falling through an opening at the top of the 10-meter (33-foot) high tank. He was one of three men who was inspecting the tank at the time of the fall.

FLASHBACK – Israel is paying internet workers to manipulate online content

 

 

Greece’s banks get hammered ahead of #Eurogroup talks. FTSE Banking index down 8%.

 

 

US Ex-Defense Chief Hawks Escalation in Ukraine

Former US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is arguing for supplying arms to Ukraine, saying the US should counter Russia’s influence in the former Soviet Union and act as a global leader.

I wonder how many defense stocks this guy is holding right now.

But in the upper right hand portion of the page, one sees that following article:

President Obama is still considering arming Ukraine in case the latest ceasefire is breached and the conflict escalates; but political analyst Stephen Lendman told Sputnik in an exclusive interview that the US leader is lying, and that the US has been supplying arms to Kiev from the very start of the military operation. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington February 9, 2015 © REUTERS/ Gary Cameron America Hell-Bent on War: 80-Year-Old Analyst Has Never Been More Afraid The ceasefire between Kiev forces and independence supporters of Donetsk and Luhansk is generally holding, shelling in Donbas has stopped as the truce came in force on midnight, a spokesperson at the Kiev special operations headquarters said Sunday. But a day earlier Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US President Barack Obama, during a meeting by phone, agreed on the further coordination of efforts in the case that the ceasefire fails and the Ukrainian conflict escalates.

You always know when Obama is lying; he opens his mouth…and words come out of it!!

RUSSIA CREATES ITS OWN PAYMENT SYSTEM

Almost 91 domestic credit institutions have been incorporated into the new Russian financial system, the analogous of SWIFT, an international banking network. The new service, will allow Russian banks to communicate seamlessly through the Central Bank of Russia. It should be noted that Russia’s Central Bank initiated the development of the country’s own messaging system in response to repeated threats voiced by Moscow’s Western partners to disconnect Russia from SWIFT.

FALSE FLAG ATTACK ON COPENHAGEN

The February 2015 attack on Copenhagen looks like a false flag attack carried out by Mossad, the CIA, and agents of Danish security services?

“Denmark is a client state of the USA and is presently ruled by several American CIA generals residing at the Danish army intelligence headquarters at Sandagergaard 8 miles from the center of Copenhagen.” – Steen Hjortsoe, Copenhagen.

Copenhagen/Charlie Hebdo false flag attacks designed to further Zionist quest for `greater Israel’

CIA-Mossad hands seem to be all over Copenhagen shootings, especially in light of the fact that Charlie Hebdo incident was a false flag attack, planned by Mossad-CIA and other European Intelligence forces.

Consider this:

Did Netanyahu And The Mossad Have The Arrogance To Do An EXACT DUPLICATE FALSE FLAG Like Charlie Hedbo In Copenhagen, Denmark?

Is Israel DARING anyone to do something about these obvious FALSE FLAG’s?

Israeli leader calls for ‘massive’ Jewish immigration after deadly attack in Copenhagen

Israel’s prime minister on Sunday called for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near Copenhagen’s main synagogue, renewing a blunt message that has upset some of Israel’s friends in Europe.

WHY A FAKE ARTICLE TITLED “CUCKOO FOR COCOA PUFFS?” WAS ACCEPTED BY 17 MEDICAL JOURNALS

As a medical researcher at Harvard, Mark Shrime gets a very special kind of spam in his inbox: every day, he receives at least one request from an open-access medical journal promising to publish his research if he would only pay $500.

Iceland reiterates that it will not be joining EU

Icelandic Foreign Minister Jon Hannibalsson has outlined the reasons why the North Atlantic nation will not be joining the EU.

Despite formal negotiations on the country’s accession into the EU starting back in 2010, citizens were widely split on whether it would be a positive move, and the ruling coalition government was voted into power in 2013 on the promise that it would abandon the talks.

Hannibalsson explained that the far left, the right and also the right of the centre were all against joining the bloc, noting that these were the parties that traditionally speak for Iceland’s farmers’ association and ship-owners’ lobby – the “special interest groups” with the most power in the country.

US to stop updating Israel on Iran nuclear talks

The US has stopped updating Israel on progress in talks with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program, Channel 2 reported Sunday. The report was quickly denied in Israel and the US.

According to the TV report, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice has cut off contact with Israeli National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen on the talks. It also quoted chief US negotiator Wendy Sherman as saying that she will no longer keep Israel informed of the attack.

The channel characterized the move as revenge for Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress next month, which has raised the ire of the Obama administration.

Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot

Britain and Canada were co-conspirators in the latest plot to topple Venezuela’s government.

TeleSUR provided detailed coverage of Washington’s war on Venezuelan democracy. Its dirty hands manipulate violence and instability worldwide.

US funded and supported key opposition fascist figures Antonio Ledezma, Maria Corina Machado and Leopoldo Lopez released a joint February 11 communique a day before the foiled coup.

Titled “A Call on Venezuelans for a National Accord for the Transition,” it promoted regime change. Called for Venezuela to be handed back to monied interests.

Witnesses against death row grandmother admit they lied following threats from prosecutors

Key witnesses against a British grandmother on death row in Texas have said that prosecutors in her 2002 trial threatened or ‘blackmailed’ them into testifying against her.

Among them is the only person who claimed to have seen Linda Carty (56) carry out the murder of Joanna Rodriguez, who has now admitted that Texan District Attorneys (DAs) “threatened me and intimidated me” into identifying Ms Carty as the culprit. Christopher Robinson, who was the key to the prosecution case, admits that he never saw Ms Carty kill anyone and his testimony to this extent at trial was a lie.

Mr Robinson has signed an affidavit, filed in September 2014, in which he testifies that prosecutors “told me I had to testify at Linda’s trial to avoid the death penalty, and they made it clear what it was I had to say.” Mr Robinson adds that they “[told] me I would get the death penalty myself if Linda Carty did not get the death penalty.”

Canada opposes 15 Palestinian attempts to join United Nations treaties

Canada has formally opposed Palestinian attempts to join 15 different United Nations treaties and conventions — a position that puts the federal government on the wrong side of history and at odds with its citizenry, the Palestinian envoy in Ottawa says.

White House sets delayed anti-extremism summit

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, the White House has scheduled an anti-extremism conference that was originally set for last October but was postponed without explanation.

In a statement issued as many world leaders gathered in the French capital Sunday to express solidarity with France and to vow renewed efforts to fight violent Islamic radicalism, the White House announced that its summit on the issue of homegrown terrorism will take place next month.

Greece: Yes to ‘national reform plan,’ no to strings attached

The Greek government has agreed to an EU proposal to introduce a ‘national reform plan’ to address economic issues that have been neglected for decades. But this time Greece won’t accept a bailout program on the same terms as before.

The new Syriza-led Greek authorities won’t agree to any eurozone bailouts under the same constraints as former governments did. However, a “national reform plan” to deal with decades-long economic issues is required, a government spokesperson told national media.

German govt under pressure to legalize fracking, critics call on people to protest

Germany has proposed a draft law to allow commercial shale gas fracking, overturning a moratorium that has been in place for the last two years.

The proposal has drawn fire from environmentalists who have urged people to protest before the exploration begins.

CIA torture program was “Dick Cheney’s baby” – John Kiriakou

 

 

World’s 1st compact rotary 3D printer-cum-scanner unveiled in California

The world’s first compact 3D printer that can also scan items, creating their digitized models, has been unveiled in the US. The $2,200 device, created in Singapore with the help of a crowdfunding campaign, doesn’t require much knowledge of 3D software.

Nuclear Specter Returns: “Threat of War Is Higher Than In The Cold War”

he Ukraine crisis has dramatically worsened relations between NATO and Russia. With cooperation on nuclear security now suspended and the lack of a “red telephone,” experts at the Munich Security Conference warn any escalation in tensions could grow deadly.

The scientists had no idea that their experiment could spell the end of civilization. On Jan. 25, 1995, Norwegian and American researchers fired a rocket into the skies of northwestern Norway to study the Northern Lights. But the four-stage rocket flew directly through the same corridor that American Minuteman III missiles, equipped with nuclear warheads, would use to travel from the United States to Moscow.

UN Security Council Demands Houthi Rebels Relinquish Control Of Yemen Government, End Violence

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that Shiite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen’s government in a crisis that has pushed the Arab world’s poorest country near collapse.

Arab countries have been pressing for the use of military force against what they call the rebel group’s “illegitimate seizure of power.” But the resolution approved by all 15 council members at an emergency meeting does not act under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which would allow it to be militarily enforced.

A small memo to the UN Security Council: JUST HOW, PLEASE, DO YOU INTEND TO ENFORCE YOUR DEMAND?!?

Are these people going to give up graciously and apologize for having taken over the government?!?!?

In the immortal words of my late grandmother, “The horse is already out of the barn.”

For whoever at the UN Security believed that the power of their words, with no military action, would have any effect here, we need to talk: I’ve got a diamond mine in Topeka to sell you!!

Connecting the Middle Eastern Dots

This jigsaw compilation is just a small part of the bigger picture painting the existence of the 0.01% of the wealthiest and most powerful group of people; an elite of all elites, who consider themselves the real gifted “Chosen People” and the real “Light onto the Earth” who have the right, the power and the divine obligation to dominate, re-organize and civilize this world even through global wars and the cost of millions of human lives.

Ukraine Cease-Fire At Risk As Government, Russia-Backed Rebels Accuse Each Other Of Violations

Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week.

Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, the warring sides to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line Tuesday. That plan already looks at risk, with the rebels saying they are not satisfied that conditions are in place for the process to go ahead.

Associated Press reporters in Luhanske, a government-held town 15 kilometers (9 miles) northwest of the bitterly contested railway hub of Debaltseve, heard sustained shelling Monday. Some of the artillery appeared to be outgoing, suggesting it was being fired by Ukrainian troops.

I frankly did not expect this truce to hold.

There are far too many businesses, which have a corner on both bullets and band aids, who see at least a proxy war with Russia as a good thing.

Ukraine has lost over 5,000 people, with many more desperately wounded, for whom there is absolutely no reasonable care.

The US and EU are going to pounce on Russia with more sanctions, and soon. Sanctions, unfortunately, are generally a prelude to a shooting war.

And right now, neither the US nor NATO have the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia: and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

Unfortunately, just because a military attack against Russia would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do at this point, is absolutely no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

Rand Paul: “Proud to sign a resolution welcoming Israeli PM Netanyahu to Congress.”

Rand Paul is not merely a signator of Cornyn’s letter, but is one of the 50 cosponsors of the bill. The actual text of Senate Resolution 76, however, has not been released as of this morning. It’s titled “A resolution welcoming the Prime Minister of Israel to the United States for his address to a joint session of Congress.” See RandPaulZionist.com for much more on this topic.

Globalism’s war for domination

Some of us were there during the struggle to stop the war in another era

Stand Up Or Bend Over

To Our Youth: Stand Up Or Bend Over
$2,352 annually for young people? Are they nuts? What the hell are these people smoking?
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For many young people it is not to your advantage to stay on your parent’s insurance, especially if you don’t make much money. Specifically, if you qualify for Medicaid your cost is zero, and if you have little or no income and yet are an adult you do qualify. Now granted, Medicaid isn’t great, but if you’d otherwise go with nothing why not have the Medicaid coverage for free instead?

Panetta: Mistakes Were Made By Obama In Fight Against ISIS

 

 

Guns, Specifically, Handguns

For those who are unaware it is perfectly legal for you in many cases to cross a state line and purchase a shotgun or rifle in a state where you do not live from a dealer. It is not legal to do with a handgun; you must transfer all such weapons at a dealer in your home state.

This is not only a pain in the ass it makes for a less-competitive marketplace, since there is no reason for dealers in one state to compete with those in another.
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If the BATFE will not cut this crap out, never mind their well-documented trafficking of guns to Mexican Drug Runners who did use them for illegal purpose then it is time that we, the people, demand and enforce the disbandment of this rogue agency.

Ukraine and United States caught lying about Russia…again!

 

 

End of OPEC

Oil to Hit $20, End of OPEC May Be Near

The plunge in oil prices, which has been accelerated largely by excess supply caused by America’s shale oil revolution, may not be over just yet. In a note Monday, Ed Morse, global head of commodity research at Citigroup (C) and one of the more influential analysts in the energy space, wrote that oil prices may dip to $20 p/b and the “end” of OPEC may be near.

“It’s impossible to call a bottom point, which could, as a result of oversupply and the economics of storage, fall well below $40 a barrel for WTI, perhaps as low as the $20 range for a while,” Morse said, noting that the recent rally in crude prices “looks more like a head-fake than a sustainable turning point.”

Sen.Feinstein Says Women Aren’t Capable Of Defending Themselves With Guns

 

 

Holocaust skeptic sentenced to two years prison in France

In light of all the ‘Je Suis Charlie’ free speech hoopla, the French regime just confirmed their fraudulent stance on the issue by sentencing a man, Vincent Reynouard, to two years in jail for his non-violent historical opinions concerning the ‘Holocaust.’ The ‘free speech’ sham continues in the Talmudic Republic of France.
Note: Had enough yet!

The Curse of Victimhood and Negative Identity

While the media keep reassuring us that history is crawling to an end, what we are witnessing instead is a sudden surge of new historical victimhoods, particularly among the peoples of Eastern Europe. As a rule, each individual victimhood requires a forever expanding number of its own dead within the context of unavoidable lurking fascist demons.

With Israel’s foreign ministry organising volunteers to flood news websites with pro-Israeli comments, Propaganda 2.0 is here

hasbara brigade strikes again! You always hear about Israeli attempts at media manipulation. Everyone knows it’s going on but usually the process happens through cyber insurgents like those involved with Giyus (and its media monitoring software, Megaphone). Now, we know that the Israeli foreign ministry itself is orchestrating propaganda efforts designed to flood news websites with pro-Israel arguments and information.

Israel’s Information Ops

The war against Gaza was so lopsided and obviously contrived that even in the United States pro-Israel sentiment began to soften. For those interested in fine points of national security there were three news articles of note. The first quoted from a document from the Edward Snowden haul citing a 2007 National Security Agency (NSA) assessment naming Israel as the “third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S.” It ranked just behind perennial adversaries China and Russia in terms of aggressiveness and the persistence of its espionage effort. Israel was also cited as a “leading threat” to the infrastructure of U.S. financial institutions.

Pro-Israel campus activists acting as agents of state propaganda and intimidation

It was soon clear to me that what I had been raised to believe is based in mythology, yet is regularly preached as fact. Palestine was not a “land without a people for a people without a land”; Israel has never been the David and the Arabs the Goliath; Palestinians have never been offered generous proposals that they have turned down (including the UN Partition Plan); and Israel has never been interested in establishing a Palestinian state. My critical engagement with the historical record has compelled me to publicly challenge a range of Israel’s reprehensible laws and policies. In joining a dedicated community that works in solidarity with Palestinians for peace and justice, I have come to realize that Hasbara Fellowships is simply the tip of the iceberg of a global propaganda effort aimed at silencing criticism of Israel’s criminal behaviour.

Greece closer to spreading financial Ebola across the globe

                                

 

FAA secret proposal calls for allowing more drones to monitor crops, inspect towers and take photos

 

 

West Coast Port Closures Are Hitting Several Industries Hard

                                       

 

Britain’s biggest retailer to cut 10,000 jobs

 

 

3% down payment will get you a mortgage for life

 

 

32 Massive Cargo Ships Stuck In Pacific As Port Shutdown Continues

 

 

The Future of Crime: Smartphone Tracking, Neurohacking, and AI Assisted Murder

 

 

Has the IMF Annexed Ukraine?

Ukraine is going into an IMF program in even worse condition that Greece with its various loans from the Troika in 2010, and we can see how well borrowing more when you were already overindebted worked out for Greece.

‘Minsk II’ – What About Foreign Troops in Ukraine?

According to a translation of the 13 points, point number ten reads:

All foreign troops, heavy weapons and mercenaries are to be withdrawn from Ukraine. Illegal armed groups would be disarmed, but local authorities in Donetsk and Lugansk would be allowed to have legal militia units.

Ukraine’s self-proclaimed republics will halt cooperation with Kiev if Ukraine joins NATO

The self-proclaimed republics of eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) will urge for cancelling Kiev’s military operation in eastern regions of the country, the republics’ representatives at the Contact Group said in a joint statement on Monday.

Duping the Christian Zionists

The Forward reports that American Jews still have a very negative view of Christian Zionists (“Jews Cast Wary Eye on Evangelicals“). About 4 in 5 American Jews have unfavorable opinions of the Evangelicals—about the same percentage who voted for Obama in the last election. Indeed, American Jews are far more favorable to Muslims (41.4%) than to Evangelicals.

The FDA Is Hiding Scientific Fraud, And You Should Be Pissed

 

 

Being Health Conscious Makes You The New “Conspiracy Theorist”!!

 

 

North Dakota’s thriving state bank makes a mockery of Wall Street’s casino banking system

 

 

Assad ‘nuclear factory’ claim a hoax By Hans Ruhle

ding, ding, ding went the egg-timer!

Is Boko Haram a CIA Covert Op to Divide and Conquer Africa?

snip: This new war on yet another shadowy terrorist entity in Africa is reminiscent of the failed Kony 2012 propaganda campaign cloaked in humanitarian ideals. It is used as a smoke screen to avoid addressing the issue of the victims of the war on terror, the real causes of terrorism and to justify another military invasion. It is true that Boko Haram makes victims, however the goal of Western intervention in Africa is not to come to their rescue.

The deadliest conflict in the world since the Second World War and still raging is happening in Congo and the Western elite and its media couldn’t care less. That alone shows that military interventions are not intended to save lives.

To understand why the media focuses on Boko Haram, we need to know what it is and who is behind it. What is the underlying context, what interests are being served?

EU Official says Greece situation extremely difficult. Says EU’s Juncker making last-ditch effort at Greece deal, BBG reports.

 

 

Snowden Leak: NSA Flagged Israel as Leading Espionage Threat

A leaked 2007 NSA mission list identifying priorities for surveillance targeting repeatedly lists Israel as a leading threat in numerous areas, including “combating the threat of development of weapons of mass destruction” and “delivery methods (particularly ballistic and nuclear-capable cruise missiles).”

Israel is also considered a leading perpetrator of “espionage/intelligence collection operations and manipulation/influence operations… against US government, military, science and technology and [the] intelligence community.”

“Manipulation/influence operations” refers to covert Israeli efforts to influence US public perception in Israel’s favor.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has previously boasted that “America is a thing you can move very easily.”

Greece matters: Anti-Euro AfD polling 5.2% in #Hamburg state election, acc to ARD. Merkel’s CDU plunges to 16%, Free Democrats 7%. SPD 47%.

 

 

Don’t Speak to Congress, Mr. Netanyahu

However well intentioned, Mr. Boehner’s move backfired. Inviting a foreign leader without the president’s blessing is a breach of protocol, and the Obama administration has shrewdly hyped up its indignation to pre-emptively spoil the effects of Mr. Netanyahu’s visit. Democratic legislators felt compelled to take sides, and predictably chose Mr. Obama’s. That turned a policy tide: Shortly after Mr. Boehner extended the invitation, 10 Democratic senators agreed to postpone a vote on an Iran sanctions bill that just days before they were claiming to support.

‘Democracy RIP’? Occupy protesters arrested in London

 

 

You Are About To Learn A Hard Lesson As Banks Take Your Cash

 

 

What Hackers Really Want With Your Data

 

 

Why we need the International Criminal Court

Lawrence Davidson explains why the implications of the International Criminal Court’s preliminary investigation of Israeli war crimes during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip go far beyond the Middle East.

Spanish judge sets €800m civil bond for former chiefs at Bankia

A Spanish judge has set a bond of €800 million to cover potential civil liabilities for the former heads of savings bank Bankia, as part of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing during the creation and stock market debut of the lender.

Spaniards take to streets to protest ‘draconian’ new security laws

Protesters across Spain have been demonstrating against a government decision to stiffen penalties for unauthorized demos. Fines of up to 600,000 euros and prison sentences are set to be introduced for certain offenses and organizing illegal rallies.

Thousands rally against austerity in Athens, London rallies in support of Greece

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Latest News 16 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” — Ray Bradbury

US, NATO waging proxy war against Russia

Daniel Faraci, director of the Grassroots Political Consulting from Washington, discusses the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine.

 

How to combat U.S. World War propaganda…Question it!

 

 

Ukraine’s Right Sector Goes Rogue, Aims at Derailing Minsk Process

The Right Sector is not actually under the control of Kiev that is undermining the peace process in Ukraine, experts said.

PALESTINE ~~ STAGE OF A MODERN DAY GREEK TRAGEDY

Life rolls on not in any monotony but in the crazy waves of ups and downs and scenarios reminiscent of ancient Greek tragedies. We take the punches, resist the evil acts of some, act to help where we can, accept the things we cannot change and try to change those we can. That is life.

AMERICAN MEDIA GUILTY OF MURDER BY COMPLICITY

Western, especially American, reactions to this week’s cold-blooded murder of three innocent Muslim college students in North Carolina have been grossly inadequate.

Major American news networks, have, more or less, treated the monstrous crime as a passing banality. Critical questions that ought to be asked were never asked, which means the stage is set for the perpetration of the next act of murder targeting Muslims.

SHOT LIKE A PALESTINIAN IN THE GOOD OLE USA

Police recently shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a mentally disturbed man, and it was all caught on video. While he had a rock in his hand rather than a gun, could the situation have been handled differently?

Fukushima News 2/14/15: Restarts for 2 More Japan Reactors; Decontaminating Homes A Farce

 

 

Drunken Cop Who Drove Head-on Into Other Cop After Fleeing from Hit & Run, Invokes Blue Privilege

43-year-old police officer Shawn Norton was released from jail on a meager $100 bail after he was caught driving drunk and leaving the scene of an accident. — The 16-year veteran of the police department was reportedly so drunk when he was arrested that he could not even stand, and had trouble getting out of his vehicle.

Nuclear Specter Returns: “Threat of War Is Higher Than In The Cold War”

When asked if hybrid warfare could raise the danger of nuclear weapons being used, US diplomat Richard Burt – who helped put together the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty – answered: “The simple answer is yes. Both American and Russian nuclear arms are essentially on a kind of hair-trigger alert. Both sides have a nuclear posture where land-based missiles could be authorized for use in less than 15 minutes…that is a dangerous state of play.”

Netanyahu calls for ‘massive immigration’ of European Jews to Israel

After two shootings in Copenhagen, PM says cabinet to discuss $46 million plan to encourage Jewish immigration from Ukraine, France and Belgium

Sealing off skies: Iran finalizes 360 degree early warning air defense radar

Iran is close to deploying an early-warning radar system of its own to detect missile launches, stealth aircraft and drones thousands of kilometers from its borders. Once fully deployed, the Sepehr radar system will secure Iran’s entire airspace.

Iran is introducing its most long-range Sepehr (Sky) phased array radar system, capable of controlling airspaces of all of its neighbor countries in the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as vast parts of Northern Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia.

With a range of up to 3,000 kilometers in distance and up to 300 kilometers into space, Sepehr radar system will protect the country’s airspace completely.

Lapid: Netanyahu has ‘lost touch with reality,’ should no longer be Israel’s PM

Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid said Saturday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “has lost touch with reality” and should no longer serve as Israel’s premier.

“He [Netanyahu] has lost all connection to the reality of the concerns of Israel’s citizens – with their daily lives and difficulties,” Lapid said at a cultural event in Netanya.

During his year-and-eight-month tenure as former finance minister, Lapid said he witnessed the prime minister primarily focus on maintaining his position while he “increasingly lost interest in leading the country.”

Lapid indicated that he was more in tune with the concerns of the Israeli public, noting that his experience with the finance portfolio allowed him to direct understanding of the economic landscape of the country.

Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware

Since late 2013, an unknown group of hackers has reportedly stolen $300 million — possibly as much as triple that amount — from banks across the world, with the majority of the victims in Russia.

Top anti-GMO scientists band together in film exposing threats and secrecy

“Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists, and their careers lie in ruins. Both chose to investigate the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both are now suffering the fate of those who criticise the powerful vested interests that dominate big business and scientific research. Statements made by scientists themselves suggest that 95% of those researching in the area of genetic engineering are funded by industry. Only 5% are independent. This situation presents a major threat to the freedom of science – and to our democracy. Can we, the public, still trust our scientists?”

Official website for the film

 

Bill proposes sentencing women to 5-years in prison if they wear yoga pants in public three times

A lawmaker in Helena, Montana is trying to make the state’s “indecent exposure law” include yoga pants. Representative David Moore said introduced House Bill 365 on Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee. He said the bill is in response to a group of nude bicyclists who participated in a group bicycle ride through the city of Missoula back in August.

Webmaster addition: In the story of the Garden of Eden, was it not the serpent that taught humans to be ashamed of their bodies? Whose side are these people on? :)

False Flag Attacks By Zionists Against Fellow Jews

Jewish leaders talking up the threat of “anti-Semitism” in order to induce Jews to immigrate to Israel is of course not new. Such talk emanating in the immediate aftermath of what appear to have been false flag attacks by Zionists against fellow Jews–this also is not new.

At the time in question, the early 1950s, Israel was ethnically cleansing the Ashkelon area and forcing Palestinians who lived there into the Gaza Strip. Farms were indeed taken over, and so, yes, there was a need for cheap labor, and Jews from Iraq provided a good source. And to make sure that the new arrivals were wholly dependent upon their earnings as laborers, Israel saw to it that they were forced, for the most part, to leave their property and possessions behind in Iraq.

DEAR AMERICA… ISIS isn’t going to kill you at home. Things like “Polyethoxylated Tallow Amine” will kill you. Thanks to evil monsanto!

 

 

ANOTHER Banker, This One From ABN Amro Commits “Suicide”

NO ONE SAW THIS COMING…

FRIENDS AND FAMILY WERE “STARTLED…”

“NO INDICATIONS HE PLANNED TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE…”

Astonishing List of 71 Top Bankers Dead and No Natural Causes!

I’ve recently stumbled across a list of top bankers that have been killed in cold blood, died in “accidents” or have allegedly committed suicide. In some of the cases, their deaths are so suspicious that the ‘suicide’ verdict is simply ridiculous, as you will see.

While searching for news reports documenting their deaths, I’ve managed to find a lot more cases of high ranking bankers that have been found dead in suspect circumstances. I’ve added the cases to the list and included the appropriate reference links.

FLASHBACK – Does The Trail Of Dead Bankers Lead Somewhere?

What are we to make of this sudden rash of banker suicides? Does this trail of dead bankers lead somewhere? Or could it be just a coincidence that so many bankers have died in such close proximity? I will be perfectly honest and admit that I do not know what is going on. But there are some common themes that seem to link at least some of these deaths together. First of all, most of these men were in good health and in their prime working years.

Good Morning America, Bibi is Coming to Town

“Do not seek the treasure. Its an ambush.”
The Israeli Prime Minister will be greeted by cheers and applause from those members of Congress who will be in attendance. Some members will not attend. How many will skip the event could depend on voters who demand their absence.

In attendance, assuming the Prime Minister actually goes through with what has become a highly controversial and increasingly unpopular speech.

Even strong pro-Israel outlets like Fox News, and Liberal Zionist media outlets like MSNBC, are urging Netanyahu to cancel his March 3 moment in the world media spotlight.

The decision by members of Congress to attend, or not to attend, Netanyahu’s speech March 3 is a test of loyalty for members, to their elected president or to the Sheldon Adelson-controlled prime minister of Israel.That is a political decision.It is also a personal moral decision.

Spanish Judge Violates Global Rule, Makes Bank President & Former IMF Chief Pay for Financial Crimes

Bankers never go to jail. This is one of the unwritten new laws to which most of us have grown wearily accustomed in this new post-crisis reality. Also begrudgingly taken for granted is the fact that a banker’s fortune will never be seized or confiscated by the authorities; in today’s new Gilded Age a banker’s gains, whether ill-gotten or not, are his of hers until death do them part.

GMOs found growing in South Korea despite national ban

More unapproved — and in some cases, unidentifiable — genetically modified (GM) plants are turning up in places where they shouldn’t be. South Korea, which currently prohibits the cultivation of all GM crops anywhere in the country, is becoming beleaguered with wild GMO strains, according to new reports.

The transgenic plants are popping up all along seed delivery routes, near animal feeding operations and in various other locations throughout the country, threatening to disrupt local ecosystems. Despite a nationwide ban on their cultivation, GMOs are still making their way into South Korea in the form of feed for cattle, which is falling off the wagon — quite literally — and spreading genetic pollution.

Or it is intentional contamination to force South Korea to abandon the ban.

OWE MILLIONS in TAXES, WHY aren’t they in JAIL!? We WOULD BE

 

 

GMOs invade fruit industry: Apples, pears, cherries and peaches to all become unlabeled GMO

Genetically modified apples have been approved by the industry-corrupted USDA, a federal regulator that accomplishes for the biotech industry the same thing the FDA achieves for Big Pharma: unlimited profits, lax regulation and a ready willingness to accept fabricated “science” as fact.

“The USDA’s environmental review received 73,000 comments that overwhelmingly opposed the commercialization of Arctic Apples,” explains a press release from Food & Water Watch. [1]

The Eternal Jew-A Glimpse Into Jewish Goy Hatred (video)

In the following piece of Right Wing Israeli propaganda, the Jewish leftist is presented as a guardian of ‘anti-Semites.’ But the leftist’s fate is tragic: when he is no longer useful he is sent to meet his creator.

The message of the video is clear-“ The Europeans may all seem different to you, but to them..you are all exactly the same.” The ‘Goyim,’ according to the video, are an untrustworthy genocidal collective.

In Israel, Huckabee supports Netanyahu visit, opposes Iran talks

On a visit to Israel, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee voiced support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending address to Congress.

Huckabee, a likely 2016 Reublican candidate for president, also dismissed the prospects of ongoing American negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. To prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, he said, America should place heavy sanctions on Iran while maintaining the threat of a military strike.

Ukraine Agrees To Monsanto Land Grab For $17 Billion IMF Loan

Monsanto has an office in Ukraine. While this does not shout ‘culpability’ from every corner, it is no different than the US military’s habit to place bases in places that they want to gain political control. The opening of this office coincided with land grabs with loans from the IMF and World Bank to one of the world’s most hated corporations – all in support of their biotech takeover.

Previously, there was a ban on private sector land ownership in the country – but it was lifted ‘just in time’ for Monsanto to have its way with the Ukraine.

Banking Cartel is the Cause of Humanity’s Woes

Pound commissioned Mullins to examine the influence of the banking establishment on U.S. policy. Mullins spent every morning for two years in the Library of Congress and met with Pound every afternoon. The resulting manuscript, “The Secrets of the Federal Reserve” proved too hot for any American publisher to handle. Nineteen rejected it. One said, “you’ll never get this published in New York.” When it finally appeared in Germany in 1955, the U.S. Military Government confiscated all 10,000 copies and burned them.

Ebola cases prompt mini-quarantine in Sierra Leone capital

Sierra Leone imposed a quarantine in a fishing district of the capital city, Freetown, after at least five new Ebola cases were confirmed there, an official said Saturday.

US STATE DEPARTMENT BEX – Ukraine — Countering Russian Intervention and Supporting a Democratic State

Russia isn’t the aggressor, and not one of the US interventions since the end of WW2 has ever produced a true democracy.

Teenage astronomer aims for the stars

Jonah Scott still remembers the moment he fell in love with space.

“I got my first telescope when I was 15,” he said.

“I took it outside and thought I’d look at all the brightest stars I could see.

“I focused on one star and I couldn’t quite make out why it was different. All the other stars were dots, but it wasn’t.

“And then it dawned on me that the reason it wasn’t a dot was it had rings around it.”

It was the planet Saturn.

“I never knew that I could see Saturn’s rings with my own eyes,” Jonah said.

When I was a kid, using your eyes was the ONLY way to see it. How times have changed. When Claire and I still lived in North Hollywood, I had a couple large telescopes, and we used to hold star parties for the neighborhood kids. And I remember this one little girl looking through the telescope, at Saturn, who said, “You mean you can see it up in the sky?!?”

Doctor “removed 6 thyroids in recent months” from USS Reagan crew exposed to Fukushima fallout

“There are individuals out there who are in very similar situations to myself… progressive muscle weakness that starts in their legs and starts to ascend. There are individuals out there who have developed different forms of cancer, leukemia, children of service members born with birth defects because of their service over there… A lot of these other individuals who are suffering [didn’t] get a medical retirement… All too often, we’ve — each and every one of us — have run into doctors at some point who try to play it off that there’s nothing physically wrong us, and it’s all psychological.

Sorry Monsanto: Organic Food Demand is Absolutely Exploding

Perhaps you remember a time not too far in our collective grocery-shopping past when regular grocery stores chains and places like Walmart had no idea what organic food was. Organic milk? Bread? Produce? They didn’t carry it. You had to find an obscure health food store or a farmer’s market if you didn’t live near a Whole Foods to find non-GMO, healthful food that wasn’t full of pesticides. But thankfully, consumers are demanding different products now. Demand for organic food has busted through its glass ceiling.

You can attribute this change in market demand to education. You can attribute it to the mass awakening happening around the planet. But either way, you can’t argue with the numbers. Eating organic is no longer ‘fringe’ or something done solely by health-nuts and athletes, hippies, and paranoids. In fact, consumer demand for organic food is seeing double digit growth year over year, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping.

Obama Admin makes massive push to ban M855 .223 ammunition commonly used in AR-15s

GET READY TO TAKE TO THE STREETS, BECOME ‘ACTIVE’, AS MARTIAL LAW NEARS

NBC HIT SHOW, ALLEGIANCE, IS PSYOPS CONDITIONING FOR WAR WITH RUSSIA

 

 

Suspect In Deadly Danish Shootings Is Killed

Danish officers said they had killed the man after he opened fire on them close to Norrebro Station.

They said CCTV indicated he was responsible for an attack at a cafe on Saturday afternoon and another deadly assault two miles away at the city’s main synagogue.

Investigators said there was nothing to suggest at present that other gunmen were involved in the shootings that left two people dead and five police officers wounded.

Copenhagen shootings: Israeli PM Netanyahu announces plans to encourage mass migration of Jews to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that if Jewish people aren’t safe in Europe, they will be encouraged to migrate to Israel.

Speaking in response to the shooting at a Copenhagen synagogue which left 38-year-old security guard Dan Uzan dead, Netanyahu told a meeting of Israel’s cabinet: “Extreme Islamic terror in Europe has struck again and this time it’s in Denmark. We send our condolences to the families of those killed. They are once again killing Jews on European soil simply for being Jewish.

Danish PM: ‘We don’t know the motive for the attacks’

In the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, Danish officials are searching for answers. The Danish premier has emphasized that the motive remains unknown, despite its parallels to the Charlie Hebdo killings.

i.e. it is another false-flag attack to push the war agenda.

CIA Headquarters in Langley Reportedly on Lockdown

According to accounts from a McLean, Virginia resident, the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia are on lockdown for an unknown reason.

Photos provided to Breitbart News show the entrance from the road barred and police tape around the perimeter. Patrol cars were reportedly on hand as well. The local resident also stated that the rear entrance to the facility was also blocked.

Houston Muslim School Burned Down In What Investigators Say Is Likely An Arson Attack

Unfortunately, the execution of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill was not the only Islamophobic violence that happened this week. The same week, an Arab American family was assaulted in Dearborn, and now in Houston comes a horrible story of what appears to be an arson attack on an Islamic school for young children.

The Quba Islamic Institute opened in January of 2013 with the goal of doing Sunday school, summer school, and after-school programs for young children as well as host other Muslim events. Here’s a photo from children there shooting hoops they posted yesterday on their Facebook:

BEX ALERT – Obama adviser John Podesta’s biggest regret: Keeping America in dark about UFOs

At a 2002 press conference organized by the Coalition for Freedom of Information, Podesta spoke on the importance of disclosing government UFO investigations to the public.

“It’s time to find out what the truth really is that’s out there,” he said. “We ought to do it, really, because it’s right. We ought to do it, quite frankly, because the American people can handle the truth. And we ought to do it because it’s the law.”

This story follows an article the other day about how Russia’s Medvedev supposedly confirmed alien contact (however a Russian speaking source says he was actually telling an old joke). But we also know that the US Government crafted a plan called BLUEBEAM to fake an alien invasion and scare all of mankind into accepting the global government. This idea was popularized in the 19060s by the TV show “The Outer Limits” in an episode called “The Architects of Fear.”

Going Underground: ‘Twisted truth in Ukraine – govt forces decimate civilians’

 

 

Economists-Say-Dumb-Things Chronicles: ‘Debt Is Money We Owe To Ourselves’

 

 

Photostory: Israeli bulldozer driver murders American peace activist

Flashback: On 16 March 2003 in Rafah, occupied Gaza, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie from Olympia, Washington, was murdered by an Israeli bulldozer driver. Rachel was in Gaza opposing the bulldozing of a Palestinian home as a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement.
Attention: John McCain

McCain speaks out about Kayla Mueller saga

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sen. John McCain said Friday that he considers the death of American Kayla Mueller by Islamic State militants one of the saddest moments of his life as he looked back on his work in trying to secure her freedom and the government’s policy of not paying ransom to terrorists.
Note: Rachael Corrie Murdered by Israeli bulldozer driver.
Webmaster addition: Kayla was killed by the Jordanians.

Copenhagen Denmark Attacks PHOTOS

And the egg-timer is running!

Gun Grab Alert! The ATF is going to ban common RIFLE Ammo! Tyranny Alert!

 

 

Ex-IRS Agent Joe Bannister on the Fraudulent Income Tax

 

 

Slain Jewish guard in Denmark described as ‘irreplaceable’

“This wave of attacks is expected to continue,” Netanyahu said at the start of a Cabinet meeting. “Jews deserve security in every country, but we say to our Jewish brothers and sisters, Israel is your home.”
Note: Never mind our Judeo-Islamic brothers and sisters living in Palestine or the Christians.

Denmark Shooting For The Fabricated Message

 

 

Sec. of Defense Spokesman gets Called out on NATO’s Aggression which is Being Propagandize in the American Media as Russian Aggression.

 

 

Netanyahu urges Jews to move to Israel after Copenhagen attacks

The Israeli prime minister said his government was to adopt a $45 million (39.5 million euro) plan “to encourage the absorption of immigrants from France, Belgium and Ukraine”.
“To the Jews of Europe and to the Jews of the world I say that Israel is waiting for you with open arms,” Netanyahu said.
Note: 45 more million from U.S. aid. Qui bono, who benefits from this.

US to reach debt limit again in October

 

 

As Public Pensions Shift to Risky Wall Street, Local Politicians Rake in Political Cash

 

 

Did US Military Hand Guns Over To Yemen Authorities? Obama Is Destroying The Damn Country

 

 

Ron Paul: I’m not pro-Putin, I’m pro-facts. Get NATO, foreigners out of Ukraine to end war

 

 

FCC Says Obama Taking Over The Internet On February 26th

 

 

USA: ‘State Dept planned Ukraine coup alongside NATO and EU’ – Ron Paul

 

 

Dayton for Ukraine

With all the agreements reached, the talks in Minsk have left a lot of unsolved problems. The main one is defining the territorial status of what some call separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions while others view them as the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics. I believe that the experience of the Dayton 1995 accords could be useful here. Obviously the Dayton (Bosnian) model is relevant in the case of Ukraine.

The drive to dismantle pensions in the United States

States and municipalities throughout the United States are engaged in a frontal assault on the pension benefits of current and retired public employees. These attacks are proceeding with complete disregard for the law, riding roughshod over state constitutional protections safeguarding pension benefits that employees have earned over decades of toil.

Putin Wins a Second Match

Has Russia’s Vladimir Putin pulled Barack Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire for a second time?

The Putin-Did-It Conspiracy Theory

A new truce agreement in Ukraine rekindles hope that the bloodshed can be reduced if not stopped, but Official Washington’s gross misunderstanding of the crisis, blaming everything on Russia’s President Putin, raises doubts and portends a potentially grave catastrophe.

Evidence Reveals Canada, UK Involvement in Venezuela Coup Plot

Evidence presented on Venezuelan TV showed a video of the coup plotters, as well as the 10-year U.S. visa granted to one of the accused.

Situation in Donetsk Republic quiet, truce is observed generally – DPR defence ministry

The situation in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is quiet, the truce is being observed generally, according to Eduard Basurin a representative of the DPR defence ministry.

“Cooling Off” Law Proposed To Keep Police Officers’ Names Secret For 90 Days After Shootings

Law enforcement agencies would be permitted to withhold names of officers involved in shootings for 90 days after incidences of deadly force. The Tucson Sentinel reports that SB 1445 “would apply unless the officer is arrested or charged, a criminal investigation is complete, the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure require the release, or the officer consents to the release.”

Hedge fund manager faked death to avoid redemptions: SEC

A New York hedge fund manager who was running an alleged fraud went to great lengths to avoid giving investors their money back, including telling an investor he had died of a heart attack, the authorities said on Friday. Moazzam “Mark” Malik, 33, stole close to $850,000 dollars from 16 foreign and domestic investors starting in 2011, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint released Friday.

Priest banned from using Facebook and Twitter for 6 months because he tried to connect wealthy Jews to 9/11

A vicar who suggested Israel was responsible for the 9/11 attack on the twin towers has been banned from Twitter and other social media for six months, the Church of England said yesterday. The Reverend Stephen Sizer used his internet accounts to spread ideas which were ‘clearly anti-Semitic’, it said.

Ron Paul: Ukraine Coup Planned By Nato And EU

As Ron Paul recently exclaimed, the war propagandists are very active and are winning over the support of many unsuspecting American citizens. So we thought the followingg 90 seconds of ‘pure Paul’ would provide a refreshingly different perspective as he explains, “I’m not pro-Russia, I’m not pro-Putin, I’m pro-facts.” And with the US government having no more credibility in telling us the truth about the facts that require us to expand our military presence in this region – and many others – than Brian William; perhaps it is time to listen.

“We, the Fed…have made the rich infinitely richer.” – Richard Fisher. President of the Dallas Fed @17:30

 

 

Lawmakers are attempting to take away parents’ rights to decide, or even influence, what is put into their children’s bodies.

 

 

In Thirst For War, Sen. Inhofe Releases Fake Photos Of Russian Troops In Ukraine

You can’t make this stuff up. Further proof to not believe anything the government says, and to not start anymore wars.

Politician Facing Investigation Tries To Destroy His Emails; Assistant ‘Helps Out’ By Emailing Order To Other Staffers

The lesson here is: if you want to run a successful coverup, you need to make sure you’ve got more than one person on board with your plan. And you need to make sure that one person won’t cheerfully pitch in with “help” that only hurts.

Banks must have a V-shaped recovery in place by late 2015, or else.

 

 

Net Neutrality Is A Smoke Screen For FCC Power Grab

But while nobody can say what exactly the FCC will do, it’s not hard to guess at the outcome.

As IBD has pointed out, the FCC’s 80-year history is littered with examples of how it slowed down innovation, stifled competition and raised costs.

And all of it done in the name of consumer protection.

What Isn’t Being Said About Grexit & Greek Derivatives

 

 

The Economic Collapse of Greece (full version 8 min). Whiteboard Animation

 

 

Tweeting for Treatment in Venezuela

 

 

WTF! Bill Gates Depopulation Plans Caught On Camera MONSANTO, FOOD RIOTS, EUGENICS

                                      

 

Disclosure punishable by imprisonment: US helped Israel with H-bomb – 1980s report

 

 

Sophisticated Mobile Malware Compromises 16Mn Devices

About 16 million mobile devices are infected by malicious software that is secretly spying on users, stealing confidential information and pilfering data plans.

That’s the word from Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Labs, which in a study found that malware infections in mobile devices rose a full 25% in 2014, compared to a 20% increase in 2013. In fact, the uptick is so spectacular that Android devices have now caught up with Windows laptops, which had been the primary workhorse of cybercrime, with infection rates between Android and Windows devices split an even 50/50 in 2014.

‘Groundhog day’ bug hits Twitter: Users complain of flaw that resends notifications and messages from last 24 hours

The problem is affecting both direct messages and the notifications Twitter sends users if they are mentioned in a tweet.

For some users of the app, the are bombarded with all of these mentions when they first log on.

It is believed the problems may even have affected Twitter’s staff.

An official Twitter account for the company’s chief financial officer unleashed a barrage of spam posts on Tuesday in what may have been a hack or a glitch.

Venezuela president accuses U.S. government of plotting to blow up presidential palace in attempted coup

On Thursday, the South American country arrested a retired air force general and 13 other people who were allegedly trying to overthrow the socialist government.

In a statement which has been dismissed by American officials as ‘ridiculous’, Maduro addressed national television to accuse the United States of trying to curry favor with the revolutionaries.

‘It is the government of the United States that is behind the plans of destabilization and coups against Venezuela. I have come here to denounce it,’ Maduro said in a televised address on Thursday.

‘We have dismantled a coup attempt against democracy, against the stability of our homeland.

‘It was an attempt to use a group of officials from the air force to provoke a violent act, an attack.’

Cameron and the toxic tax-avoiding super-rich

The common thread in all this is that there seems to be one law for the rich (do not pay tax) and another for the poor (pay every penny in taxation) – a trend that, if it continues, will threaten social cohesion in Britain.

One thing is certain: it is the Tories and David Cameron (who presumably authorised that insane winter ball) who will be the biggest losers of this glaring injustice.

The fact is that, for all their undoubted strengths, Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne, both scions of wealth, have never fully understood the fully justified rage of millions of ordinary Britons at the growing wealth gap fuelled by tax avoidance.

The millionaire who ‘didn’t pay tax for 24 YEARS': Property investor enjoyed lavish lifestyle of luxury homes, a helicopter and private jet ‘without paying a penny to HMRC’

Entrepreneur Paul Bloomfield enjoyed a lavish lifestyle including luxury homes, a helicopter and a private jet but did not submit any returns or pay a penny in tax for more than two decades, according to the BBC.

His case was said to be the most extreme to have emerged in Britain since the HSBC scandal was revealed and raised further questions about HM Revenue & Customs’ apparent failure to prosecute tax dodgers.

Former President Bill Clinton apologized to Mexico during a speech there last week for a backfired U.S. war on drugs that has fueled spiraling violence.

“I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it’s not really your fault,” Clinton told an audience of students and business leaders at the recent Laureate Summit on Youth and Productivity. “Basically, we did too good of a job of taking the transportation out of the air and water, and so we ran it over land.
“I apologize for that,” Clinton said.

The first CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaking classified information to a reporter has been released after nearly two years in federal prison.He insists it wasn’t the leak that got him into trouble,but his talking about the CIA’s use of torture

John Kiriakou, the first CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaking classified information to a reporter, has been released to home confinement after serving nearly two years in federal prison in Pennsylvania.

Israel to demolish 20k Palestinian homes in al-Quds

Israel has shortlisted over 20,000 Palestinian homes for demolition in East Jerusalem al-Quds, reports the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights (JCSER).

Kiev Forces Fire Mortars, Shell LPR, DPR Targets – Donbas Militia

Despite the official beginning of a ceasefire in Donbas, Kiev forces started firing mortars and shelling the positions of the independence supporters of the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk (DPR and LPR).

Well, that didn’t take long!

Rand Paul says U.S. #dollar now backed by “used car loans, bad home loans, distressed assets and derivatives.”

 

 

Officers Allege Widespread Corruption Inside Chicago Police Department

 

 

After the start of the ceasefire, Kiev’s troops are still shelling Donbass

In the light of Poroshenko’s threat to impose martial law if the ceasefire does not come into effect, it comes as no surprise that Kiev’s forces were still pounding positions in Novorossia after the midnight ceasefire deadline.

5yrs for ‘denying Russian aggression’: Ukraine may criminalize anti-war speech

A bill submitted by an MP from President Poroshenko’s party in the Ukrainian parliament seeks to criminalize public speech that reject the government’s narrative on the civil war, which it describes as a Russian military invasion.

“No one believes in this ceasefire.” Corro says fighters saying no peace until Debaltseve falls.

 

 

The US government is delivering $25 million in weapons and ammunition to the Lebanese Army, allegedly to fight jihadist groups near the Syrian border.

 

Martial law to be imposed throughout Ukraine if the ceasefire fails

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko confirmed today that martial law will be imposed throughout Ukraine if the latest ceasefire fails. The president has vowed to introduce the necessary legislation if the peace initiative does not succeed, according to the Ukrainian news agency

Worldwide Turmoil has ONE origin and ONE goal: The U.S. Government

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Latest News 15 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” — Ayn Rand

One dead after 200 bullets are fired into Copenhagen cafe in failed Charlie Hebdo-style attack on Swedish artist who drew the Prophet Mohammed

One person has died after 200 bullets were fired into a cafe in Copenhagen in an attack on a cartoonist who was accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed.

Russia has military bases in ten countries. US Empire has military personnel in 130 nations and 900 overseas bases:

 

 

Hundreds of UK artists join cultural boycott of Israel

 

 

Judge Napolitano: Obama Wants Burden Of War Against ISIS On Republican Congress

 

 

Report: 60% of victims of Israeli terror bombing were women, children, or elderly

The barbaric, merciless terror bombing the Jewish state of Israel carried out against the Palestinian people trapped in the Gaza Strip last summer resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 people. The victims of this cold-blooded and calculated murder spree were largely innocent civilians – women, children, and the elderly.

One dead in terror attack in Copenhagen

At least one person has been killed by gunmen who interrupted a blasphemy debate at the Krudttønden theatre in Østerbro, Copenhagen this afternoon.

Several others, all of whom are believed to be police officers, were wounded.

The True Atrocity of the Fire Bombing of the German City of Dresden

 

 

HUMOROUS PHOTO OF THE DAY

Ya’think if I tell Congress that I won’t accept their 30 Billion Dollar$ next year they will bomb Iran?

FBI informant busted in Key West cops to charges, tries to explain actions

A child rapist turned FBI informant who was arrested in Key West for fraudulent use of a credit card and failing to register as a sex offender has struck a plea deal with Monroe County prosecutors.

Robert Childs, 39, has been out of jail and back on the streets of Key West since Jan. 28. Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show he has a temporary address at the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter on College Road in Stock Island.

Childs pleaded guilty on Jan. 27 to fraudulent use of a credit card and no contest to failing to register as a sex offender. As part of the plea agreement, County Judge Wayne Miller issued an order finding that Childs is a sexual predator — a designation that requires conviction of a felony sex crime involving a minor.

This is what the FBI recruits to set up patsies as terrorists.

‘Megadrought’ threatens U.S. Southwest, Plains in decades to come, says study

The U.S. Southwest and Central Plains regions are likely to be scorched by a decades-long “megadrought” in the second half of this century if climate change continues unabated, scientists from NASA and Cornell and Columbia universities have warned.

Of course, repairing the long neglected western aqueduct system might actually help!

Clampdown on Social Media in Britain

When several thousand Muslims crowded into Downing Street to protest the latest anti-Muslim cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo magazine, it was an angry and indignant protest. But as with gunman breaking into a Paris office and murdering cartoonists, it was a display of powerlessness and political impotence more than anything else.

If you wanted to see real power at work, you only needed to just click on the BBC where it was revealed that an All Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-semitism had resolved to introduce legislation outlawing “anti-semitism” on social media.

UN Reveals Israel’s Support for ISIS

I think that there are two prominent phenomena which will soon make people aware of the fundamental importance and extent of the Jewish question in the present world.

The first phenomenon is the existence of Israel, a prime signal of Jewish ethnocentrism’s inevitable double standard when compared to the ethnically and culturally pluralist attitudes of Diaspora Jews in the West.

GOP Congressman: The Iraq War Was A Sin Against God

“Saddam was tyrannical and I hated him,” confesses Jones. “However he created stability in Iraq. But now that’s he’s out, the country is in chaos, the same as Libya since Qaddafi was ousted.”

“Both the Democrats and the Republicans are houses of prostitution that only cater to special interests. We, the people, need to take Congress back. We need to have our voices heard so government can be good again.”

The Pentagon’s massive $534 billion budget request could force deep cuts elsewhere

The Pentagon decision to seek a 2016 budget that far exceeds federal spending caps poses the risk of a big across-the-board funding cut like the one that forced the department to put civilian workers on unpaid leave two years ago.

But defense officials say the department will not repeat some of the decisions it made in 2013 that exacerbated the problem once the automatic cuts, known as “sequestration,” went into effect nearly halfway through the fiscal year.

This kind of spending requested by the Pentagon can only mean one thing: they have been informed that they will be fighting in perpetual wars which will see no end in the lifetime of the Pentagon officials requesting this money.

Jeb Bush says he won’t ‘relitigate’ his brother’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

(*And You Can Take That To The Bank !)

 

“Civilian deaths by police are 30,000% more likely to occur in the US than the UK “

Just because police are slowly adopting dash and body cam technology doesn’t mean they can be held accountable. Withholding and even destroying footage is common among law enforcement. With new technology that allows for live streaming of dash cam footage to be saved in the cloud, people will have tamper proof evidence against fraud and even police brutality.

IN PHOTOS ~~ GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE Vs NYC COUNCIL

On Abraham Lincoln’s birthday-2/12/15, a cold snow shower day, the NYC Grannies Peace Brigade demonstrated in front of NYC Hall protesting 15 members of the City Council, going to Israel in February, on an all -expenses paid junket sponsored by Zionist groups. Banners were displayed and leaflets distributed to passerby’s explaining the protest.

Thwarted Canada mass shooting ‘not linked to terrorism’

Police in Canada have dismissed the possibility that a plan to commit a mass shooting in Nova Scotia on Valentine’s Day was linked to terrorism. Residents have been urged to stay vigilant.

I Was Born in Israel Many Years before I Realized Israel Was Palestine

I was born in Israel and it was many years before I realized that Israel was Palestine. I was relatively patriotic. I was looking forward to serving in the army and then I grasped that there was little truth in the Jewish historical narrative. I then gathered that I was living on someone else’s land. At the same time I discovered the saxophone. By the age of 30, I left Israel and never went back.

Update of Minsk Peace Deal — Paul Craig Roberts

In my last column I provided reasons for believing that the deal will fail. I saw a larger downside for Russia and the Donetsk and Luhansk republics because Putin and the break-away provinces will be blamed. English is the world language, and this enables Washington and its presstitutes to control the explanation.

The Saker and I are in agreement that the provisions of the peace deal are ridiculous and cannot and will not be implemented. However, The Saker sees an advantage for the republics in the provision, if implemented, to remove heavy weapons from the conflict zones. The Saker’s viewpoint is worth knowing. Whereas I have stressed that the conflict could be ended by Russia accepting the republics’ requests for unification with Russia and that the longer the conflict is drawn out the more the West can demonize Putin and the break-away republics, Saker sees the conflict ending this year with the economic, military, and political collapse of Ukraine.

2 Year Old Siemens Turbines Falling Apart: Wind Farm Investors, Get Out While You Can

These days, the spontaneous combustion of wind turbines is an occurrence so common that STT is thinking about opening a sub-branch that deals exclusively with their terrifying pyrotechnic-melt-downs.

Giant fan conflagrations are 10 times more common than the wind industry and its parasites will ever admit (see our post here).

And these unscheduled fireworks shows have the potential of literally setting the world on fire. Overheating bearings and brakes turn a couple of hundred litres of hydraulic oil, plastics etc into an exploding, toxic fireball.

As we’ve been saying, QE in the UK has wiped out pensions; now with record deficits. Money simply given to Finks.

 

 

Escalation: US Sending Over 4,000 Ground Troops to Kuwait

President Obama hasn’t gotten approval for his “intentionally vague” Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS, but the Pentagon is already scrambling to escalate its military presence in the region in preparation of the ground war it would start.

Over 4,000 ground combat troops from Fort Carson’s 3rd Brigade are being sent to Kuwait under this new deployment, where they will make up the region’s largest collection of US ground troops, which will include heavy armored vehicles.

Even as President Obama continues to deny plans for a ground war, it’s not a secret what the troops are being sent to Kuwait for, and officials say they’re prepared for “any contingency,” which in this context means a fight with ISIS.

IF Obama does not get the Congressional Authorization for a use of force, he will do what he wants with one, or several Executive Orders.

It is a fascinating component to his personality, as a former lecturer on Constitutional Law, to see that he believes, as President, he is absolutely and utterly above the law.

Extrajudicial assassinations in foreign countries? No problem! The sending of forces to the Middle East to project US military power and ultimately engage in ground combat without Congressional approval?!? No problem! To surveille everything everyone says or writes in a blog to determine if they are a “threat potential”? No problem!!

He just did the last one yesterday, via Executive Order.

As reported yesterday in zerohedge.com:

Here come the “information sharing and analysis organizations”, or ISAOs. * * * In the aftermath of the Snowden whistleblowing scandal which has now all but been forgotten, there was a brief period when it seemed the growth of the US spying apparatus would be halted if not put into reverse. Those days are long forgotten and later today Obama is expected to to sign an executive order “that aims to make it easier for the government to share classified cyberthreat information with companies.” The spin, as proposed by the WSJ, is that “this will be effort designed to spur collaboration and deter hackers, the White House said.” In reality what Obama’s latest executive order will do, is expand the universe of entities that has access to the trove of private confidential data contained in the vast government spying apparatus, which as has been made all too clear now focuses as much on US citizens as it does on legitimate foreign threats, and further eviscerate the concept of individual privacy in the US. From Reuters: The order sets the stage for new private-sector led “information sharing and analysis organizations” (ISAOs) – hubs where companies share cyber threat data with each other and with the Department of Homeland Security

Judge Napolitano: The Internet Cannot Be Protected By The Government

 

 

“Your money is invested in drones, and bombs, & war, & bodyscanners, and that’s where your money goes.” – Simon Black

 

 

Israel Slams Diplomacy, Threatens to Attack Iran

The Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs is a position initially created in 2006 to give hawkish Avigdor Lieberman a position of nominal foreign policy. The portfolio’s role is simply to threaten Iran on a regular basis. Current Minister Yuval Steinitz takes that job very seriously.

On Thursday, Steinitz warned Israel could unilaterally attack Iran at any time, with no warning at all, and would consider it “self defense” because they consider the ongoing nuclear negotiations a failure.

Memo to Avigdor Lieberman: there is something called a “cost/benefit” ratio to any military offensive.

And I would like to assure you that, geopolitically, militarily, and economically, the cost of such an attack for Israel will far outweigh the benefits. The massive international sanctions which would result from such an unprovoked attack would put the Israeli economic into a complete downward spiral from which the country might never recover.

Remember, sir: Iran has not started a war in over 200 years; the same certainly could not be said with a straight face about Israel!

As ticked off as Obama is about Netanyahu coming to lecture both Houses of Congress on 3 March about Iran, he may well decide that if Israel attacks Iran, the US military will sit this one out; and then, where are you?!?

And it appears that you didn’t get the memo about Russia and Iran signing a mutual defense accord, earlier this year. War with Russia, sir?!?!? I would not imagine that this is the outcome you would want for such an attack.

Please tell us, sir: would you attack Iran, knowing that one of the oldest, continually practicing Jewish communities lives here?!? Are you really ready to commit genocide against your own Jewish brothers and sisters?!?

I would therefore strongly caution you, the Knesset, and the IDF to be very careful about what you wish for as an outcome from such an attack; the unexpected consequences may be both horrific…and irreversible.

So as usual, MSM badmouthing gold, yet central bankers are buying in record numbers.

 

 

Workers awarded $15,000,000 after bosses called them ‘N–gers’ and separated them by race

Seven Denver warehouse workers were awarded some $15 million after a federal judge found that bosses separated the blacks from other workers because of their race and called them n–gers and “lazy, stupid Africans.”

In Less Than 90 Seconds This Retired General Crushes Obama’s Plan to Fight ISIS

Retired Army Lt. General Michael Flynn was asked to testify before the House Armed Services Committee regarding Obama’s request for military force against terrorist groups.

Fighting Rages In Ukraine As Cease-Fire Deadline Approaches

Heavy artillery fire roared Saturday in eastern Ukraine as fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists continued hours before a cease-fire was to take effect in the conflict that has killed more than 5,300 people.

Associated Press reporters saw the artillery barrage near the town of Svitlodarsk as well as considerable movement of Ukrainian forces’ armored vehicles and rocket launchers along the road.

“…Russian-backed separatists?!?!?!?

What is the level or degree of alleged “Russian backing” which can be proved?!? The short answer is, none.

However, we can state, with some degree of security, that the following, as reported at ronpaulinstitute.org, 23 January 2015,, is true.

There appears to be a problem, however. The 9,000 troops and heavy weapons and equipment that purportedly accompanies them have been seen by no one. There are no satellite photos of what would certainly be a plainly visible incursion. We know from incredibly detailed satellite photos of Boko Haram’s recent massacre in Nigeria that producing evidence of such large scale movement is entirely within the realm of US and NATO technological capabilities. Still there remains a lack of evidence. Additionally, the US announced it was transferring heavy military equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces, including the Kozak mine-resistant personnel carrier and some 35 other armored trucks. The US government has reportedly set aside several million dollars to help train the Ukrainian national guard. Considering the fact that the national guard was only re-formed after last year’s US-backed coup and is made up in large part of neo-Nazis from the extremist Right Sector, one would hope some of the money is spent dissuading members from such an odious ideology. So there may well be Russian troops and equipment on the ground in Ukraine — though so far no proof exists and the Russians deny it. But we know very well that there are US troops and heavy military equipment on the ground in Ukraine because the US openly admits it! So Russia has no business claiming interest in unrest on its doorstep, but the US has every right to become militarily involved in a conflict which has nothing to do with us nearly 5,000 miles away? Interventionist illogic.

I frankly do no hold out much hope for this ceasefire to hold; there are, unfortunately, too many people who want, for whatever economic and geopolitical reasons, for this war to move forward.

I shudder to think of the outcome of a hot, shooting war between the US and Russia; but I believe that thinking individuals need to prepare themselves, and those they love, for such a war to come.

I hope to hell I am wrong; unfortunately, barring a miracle, the facts on the ground, right now, indicate that this may well be the case.

Comcast cashes elderly woman’s rent check, offers credit in return

At 79 years old, Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident Frances Wilson lives on a fixed income provided by Social Security, which leaves little room for financial error. Which, of course, is where Comcast comes in.

This Could Stop Hillary Clinton From Being President

Sharyl Attkisson knows a thing or two about media bias. After all, it was Attkisson who blew the lid off CBS’s blatant bias favoring the president and his administration in her recent book Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.

From Minsk to Brussels, it’s all about Germany

Germany holds the key to where Europe goes next. A fragile deal may have been reached on Ukraine, but there’s still no deal with Greece. In both cases, there’s much more than meets the eye.

Let’s start with the grueling Eurogroup negotiation in Brussels over the Greek debt.

IRS Commissioner Apologizes For Seizing Small Business Bank Accounts

 

 

Mysterious Murder: DC Lawyer Found Dead Had Ties To Greece And International Banking World

A Washington DC area lawyer who was found stabbed to death in a glitzy DC area hotel room had ties to the country of Greece and the international banking world and in this particular mystery, authorities say they have a suspect as shared in the newly released video below. While not every mysterious murder is part of a ‘conspiracy’, a look into Messerschmitt’s past gives us reason to believe this latest murdered lawyer may have known something that others didn’t want him (and the rest of us) to know with Greece possibly soon leaving the Euro and the financial world falling to shambles.

Just Say ‘No’ to the AUMF! It’s a blank check for endless war

ISIL has yet to reach Baghdad – so why posit they’re on their way to Baltimore?

Like everything this administration does, President Obama’s proposed draft for the authorization of military force (AUMF) is a purely political document, starting with its conception.

he President is paving the way for his successor, who he hopes will be one Hillary Rodham Clinton, and whose foreign policy principles are a bit more openly hawkish than his own. Before she assumes office, he wants Congress’s signature on a blank check for whatever price she is willing to pay for continued US hegemony in the Middle East – while still paying lip service to the idea of a “limited” war.This is something the smarter breed of criminals do all the time: prepare an alibi in advance and spread the responsibility far and wide. I

DHS Is “Positioning” to Secretly Arrest American Dissidents In Preparation for World War III

 

 

US Navy ships look to establish Darwin military base, but China won’t be happy, warns expert

American warships could be stationed permanently in Darwin as part of the United States military’s strategic plan in the region, but an expert warns that will not sit well with China.

US chief of navy operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, said the US was considering having a permanent naval base in Australia.

Admiral Greenert recently visited Darwin to inspect facilities and infrastructure which could allow US warships to be based in the Top End.

At an address in Canberra this week Admiral Greenert said the US was “doing a study together with the Australian Defence Force to see what might be feasible for naval co-operation in and around Australia, which might include basing ships”.

Australian National University (ANU) Senior Fellow Peter Dean said such a move would be part of the US plan for Asia and would add to the existing US Marine Corps presence in Darwin.

It will be interesting to see how much pressure, both overt and covert, that China will bring to bear on Canberra to prevent this from happening.

NICE! Obama executive order gives tax refunds to illegal immigrants who never paid taxes.So US tax payers owe $ to ppl who are here illegally

 

 

Price of bread rises 11,000% in a century – and will be £150 by 2114

Obama Knew Where ISIS Hostages Were Held – Would Not Act

 

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

Newsweek magazine headlined on February 5th, “‘Biggest NATO Reinforcement Since Cold War’ Sets Frontlines Against Russia,” and reported that, “According to general Charles Wald, former-deputy commander of U.S. European Command, … ‘The question for Europe is: is Putin creeping further and further west?’” Wald is quoted as saying that the case of Ukraine especially worries him. This article continues: “‘Is this a precursor to Russia moving into Moldova? Nagorno Karabakh has been bubbling up, and the Georgia issue is still unresolved. NATO has essentially set these [new military] bases in its frontline states,’ Wald says, referring to the countries’ proximity to Russian territory.” So: Russia is moving too close to NATO countries, according to the U.S. ‘Defense’ Department.

Cop Lets His Attack Dog Loose, 4-yr-old Child is Mauled So Badly that His Leg is Amputated

 

 

US ‘helped Israel build hydrogen bomb’: declassified report

 

 

US Confirmed Existence of Israeli H-Bomb Program in 1987

The 1987 report’s confirmation of Israel’s advanced nuclear weapons program should have immediately triggered a cutoff in all U.S. aid to Israel under the Symington and Glenn Amendments to the US Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Although 100 copies of the tightly-controlled report were apparently published, none seem to have made their way into the office of the President in time to cut off any of the $82 billion in aid subsequently delivered to Israel – or publicly issue the required waivers.

British politicians mull censorship of anti-Israel comments

Following the Charlie Hebdo attack and related killings, we saw continental European law enforcement agencies confirming that “freedom of speech” is a white liberal privilege, not a universal right.

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brazenly claiming all Jewish victims as his own and cashing in on the attacks for blatant propaganda purposes, the French political elite signalled that the tragic events may be used as an excuse to crack down on criticism of Israel.

Now, it seems, British parliamentarians could go down the same road by considering bans on critical discourse while basing their criteria on extremely shaky definitions.

Going Underground with some real TRUTH about Ukraine 14 Feb

 

 

Top tech CEOs snub Obama at cybersecurity summit

The leaders of three of the nation’s leading tech companies won’t attend a White House cybersecurity summit in California on Friday, according to media reports.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt will not attend the event, which will be held at Stanford University.

I am hardly surprised. The revelation of the NSA’s backdoors has shaved billions from the profits of their companies and their personal fortunes. Being seen to cooperate will only make matters worse.

US ‘eyeing new air base’ in Iraq amid talk of major offensive on ISIS

Washington is working to install a new air base in Iraq’s Kurdistan to be used in a campaign against Islamic State (ISIS), media report. This comes as the White House’s special envoy on ISIS speaks of a ground operation in Iraq against the militants.

The third invasion of Iraq is underway!

Shameful: Amnesty Hotline for Illegals, No hotline for Vets

 

 

COT Gold Silver Reports: Banks covering their shorts. Same ole game continues

BEX ALERT – ‘Just wait…’ Islamic State reveals it has smuggled THOUSANDS of extremists into Europe

The Islamic State operative spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed on the condition of anonymity and is believed to be the first to confirm plans to infiltrate western countries.

So, one anonymous guy feeds this story to the media and they run with it as if it is the gospel truth. With the Brian William fiasco and now France about to sue FOX News over the “Muslim No-go” story, you would think the corporate media would remember that VERIFYING THE FACTS is supposed to be part of the process!

Paris Votes “Yay” to Suing Fox News Over “No-Go” Muslim Zones Claims

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo threatened to sue US media behemoth Fox News over its reports of “no-go zones” in the French capital. On Wednesday, the Paris City Council voted in favor of the idea, and a lawsuit could, in fact, be imminent.

UK dispatches troop carriers to Ukraine

Britain has delivered a number of troop transporters to Ukraine as fighting rages on unabated in the eastern parts of the former Soviet country despite a peace deal.

Ukrainian media reported on Friday that 20 British Saxon armored vehicles were handed in to Kiev, with another 55 expected to arrive soon.

The UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the vehicles were transferred by a private firm under a 2013 deal with the eastern European country.

War for Some, Profits for Poroshenko

Over the course of the last year, while Ukraine bled and grew poor, Poroshenko’s firm Roshen increased its profits by a factor of 9!

This is complete nonsense. An economic miracle! It is hard to believe, but the confectionary firm Roshen which belongs to President Poroshenko increased its profits by a factor of 9, to 34.8 million hryvnya.

At the same time Ukraine’s economy is in pre-default state. The country’s gold and hard currency reserves had shrunk to an absolute minimum, from 20 billion to 7 billion dollars. Hryvnya devalued sharply, from 8 to 20 hryvnya to a dollar (up to 30 on the inter-bank exchange). Salaries and pensions have been frozen, utility payments went way up. Everything is collapsing. Only the president’s personal business is flourishing.

Don’t you think it’s strange?

Those must be damned fine chocolates!!!!!

Peace over war?

On Sunday at zero-hundred hours the negotiated ceasefire halting Ukraine’s civil war comes into effect. Is this a major diplomatic breakthrough that all parties involved in can be proud of? Or is the ceasefire merely a lull for the Kiev government to regroup? And what about Washington’s reaction?

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [FEBRUARY 14, 2015]

 

 

Police Push anti-cop Comments to be Legally Hate Speech & a Criminal Offense

 

 

Greek rebellion greeted by left and right as ‘kick in the ass’ for Euro elites

Angela Merkel’s insistence that austerity economics must be implemented to the letter across swathes of Europe is creating a most lethal form of risk – political risk. It threatens not just the political systems and office holders of those countries that earn her displeasure. It threatens the holders of investment capital as well.

DEVELOPER PUSHING TO LABEL NEW APPLES “NON-BRUISING” RATHER THAN “GENETICALLY MODIFIED”

GM apples that won’t bruise or brown when sliced approved in U.S.

Germany could top here, impacting S&P 500

 

 

Washington Wastes No Time to Sabotage Minsk

With their noses out of joint and egos bruised, the United States and its European lieutenants immediately got to work to undermine the Minsk ceasefire deal by twisting the terms of the accord and seeking to frame Russia for its imminent failure.

FCC COMMISH: OBAMA TAKING UNPRECEDENTED DIRECT CONTROL OVER INTERNET CHANGES

 

 

Food as an investment — Preparing now for a food crisis

People all over the US are feeling a sudden pinch on their food budgets

Ukraine: DPR/DNR militia take full control of Logvinovo

 

 

US and Ukrainian officials seek to torpedo Minsk cease-fire agreement

American and Ukrainian officials issued provocative threats and accusations against Russia less than 48 hours after German, French, Russian and Ukrainian negotiators reached a cease-fire agreement following marathon talks in the Belorussian capital of Minsk.

Does the West want peace in Ukraine?

It has become a trend. Any time the Novorossia’s forces gain ground the West gets involved in vibrant diplomatic activities. That’s how it was in August-September 2014 and that’s what we have in February 2015. The West did its best not to notice hundreds of civilians dying in the Donbass when the Ukrainian army broke cease-fire to launch an offensive supported by heavy artillery. It razed to the ground populated areas but as soon as large contingents of punishers’ forces came under the threat of being eliminated, diplomatic, political and economic channels were used with an aim to influence Russia and make it convince the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics to immediately hold their fire.

The Casino Republic : The Real Ruler of Israel, Sheldon Adelson

The real ruler of Israel is one Sheldon Adelson, 81, American Jew, Casino king, who was rated as the world’s tenth richest person, worth 37.2 billion dollars at the latest count. But who is counting?

Besides his casinos in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Macao and Singapore, he owns the US Republican party and, lately, both Houses of the US Congress.

He also owns Binyamin Netanyahu.

Georgia ex-president named adviser to Ukraine president

The appointment of Saakashvili, who has been living in exile in the United States, comes despite him being wanted in Georgia for several criminal charges, including corruption and brutality against protesters.

Rise in suicides in Greece linked to introduction of austerity plans

Suicides in Greece reached a 30-year all-time high in 2012, with a sustained upward trend starting in June 2011, the month that the government there introduced further austerity measures to help pay down the country’s debts.

Former Israeli Defense Warns: Americans Are Next! Shocking Interview

Abby Martin speaks with Eran Efrati, a former IDF soldier who recounts his experience, assignments and killing protocols along with what he witnessed as a soldier.

He explains the similarities of what his grandmother experienced in Auschwitz and why he is compelled to courageously speaks out against Israel and the IDF. Eran goes on to explain that Americans are next…

Obama’s tepid, belated condemnation of Chapel Hill murders does little to ease fears

The outrage over Obama’s long silence was compounded by the White House’s initial statement that the president had “no specific reaction” to the killings.

This contrasted with his swift condemnation and condolences in other cases of mass, religiously or politically motivated violence. Many people considered it especially important for the president to push back quickly and forcefully against a rising tide of Islamophobia.

Unemployment Is Killing 45,000 People Each Year

The number of suicides related to unemployment remains stubbornly high despite the improving economy, according to a study published this week.

Minsk Agreement: What’s Most Important to Know by Stephen Lendman

snip: On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki effectively said Washington will only condemn alleged Russian or Donbas self-defense fighter (unlikely to occur) Mnsk violations, not Kiev’s (virtually certain to occur) ones.

Asked if “there (is) any consequence or any cost to Ukraine if they’re the ones found to be not complying with” Minsk terms, Psaki lied saying:

“(W)e’ve seen over the last 24 hours even that Russia has continued to take aggressive actions into Ukraine even while this agreement is being discussed.”

“So Ukraine, over the past several months, has not only implemented and taken steps to implement the Minsk protocols, but they have been supportive of efforts to find a peaceful solution here.”

American Sniper ‘behind rise in Islamophobia in US’

An Arab-American civil rights group says the release of the controversial film American Sniper has caused an increase in Islamophobia in the United States, leading to more violent attacks against Muslims.

Cattle prices rise after Canada confirms new case of mad cow disease

Canada confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011 on Friday but said the discovery, which helped drive cattle prices higher, should not hit a beef export sector worth C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) a year.

Venezuela Foils Obama’s Coup Plot by Stephen Lendman

conclusion snip: Obama’s failed scheme is Washington’s latest attempt to replace Venezuelan democracy with fascist rule.

Expect more of the same ahead. Expect Obama to keep menacing humanity throughout his remaining months in office.

Job cuts: Halliburton 6500, Norway oil sector 40000, Siemens 7800, IBM >110000, Schlumberger 9000, Baker Hughes 7000…

Peak Nothing: Goldman Sachs Advisor Says “Too Much Physical Oil” Could Send Prices Plummetting

 

 

Why’s #Yellen the only one not smiling in the picture? Is it because she knows she can’t raise rates w/ a strong USD?

                                         

 

Britain could save over £1bn if it left the EU

 

 

Obama: Time for a constitutional amendment to fight money in U.S. politics – With money pouring into American political campaigns at a torrential pace, President Barack Obama has begun promoting the idea of amending the U.S. Constitution to slow the flow.

With money pouring into American political campaigns at a torrential pace, President Barack Obama has begun promoting the idea of amending the U.S. Constitution to slow the flow.

Busted: Kiev MPs try to fool US senator with 6-y.o. ‘proof’ pics of Russian tanks in Ukraine

 

 

Kiev to demand emergency European Council meeting if no ceasefire Sunday

 

 

Fire at Islamic center in Texas under investigation, arson not ruled out

Why Jonathan Freedland Isn’t Fit to be the New Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian

Should Jonathan Freedland, the Guardian’s Executive Editor, Opinion, take over the editor-in-chief’s post from Alan Rusbridger? Freedland’s instalment is rumoured to be a condition set by the New York Times if the two enlightened North Atlantic papers are to merge, but even without this his chances seem good.

Civil rights group challenges FBI chief’s claim that police racial bias is ‘unconscious’

 

 

It’s Past Time to Stop Endless War

President Obama has shown leadership by sending Congress his proposal for a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) on ISIL and by recommending a repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF. Now my Republican colleagues no longer have an excuse to prevent a debate on the ongoing half-year war in which the U.S. is currently involved.

Who can you trust: What is behind top rating agencies evaluation?

 

 

Gold AND Silver IS MONEY, And Will Remain So — David McAlvany

 

 

Suing The Bank – What’s Next For The Canadian Money Masters?

 

 

WTF Chart Of The Day – Europe

 

 

IMF War Mongers Provoking Russia U.S. Conflict In Ukraine

 

 

World’s Largest Shipbuilder Reports $3 Billion Loss As Baltic Dry Index Hits New Record-er Low

“Some Shipping Folks Are Sinking…” South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, has reported operating loss of KRW 3.25 trillion in 2014, or about USD $2.96 billion. The operating loss in 2014 is compared to a profit of KRW 802 billion in 2013. At 530, The Baltic Dry Index is at fresh record-erer lows…

Bank of England says Britain set for deflation for the first time since 1960

Britain is heading for consumer prices deflation for the first time in more than five decades, the Bank of England said yesterday.

The inflation rate as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI) slumped to just 0.5 per cent in December on the back of collapsing global oil prices. The Bank said its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) “now judges it more likely than not that headline CPI inflation will turn negative at some point in the spring and will remain subdued for much of the rest of the year”.

However, the Bank’s Governor, Mark Carney, also said deflation in the UK was “unlikely to endure for very long” and stressed it was different to the destructive deflation that has ravaged the Japanese economy for much of the past two decades.

Japanese Prime Minister urged to embrace apartheid for foreign workers

An adviser on education policies to Japan’s right-wing government has sparked a furore by recommending that immigrants in the world’s third-largest economy be separated by race.

Redacted FBI Documents Show Plot to Kill Occupy Leaders If ‘Deemed Necessary’

 

 

US helped Israel with H-Bomb

Breaking story from Russia Today. Freedom of information act reveals US helped Israel develop H-Bomb.

WhiteHouse.gov screwed up its security on the same day as the cybersecurity summit

While President Obama is at Stanford’s cybersecurity summit, he’s letting his own cybersecurity lapse. Anyone attempting to visit WhiteHouse.gov over HTTPS is currently seeing the error message above, thanks to a kitchen-sink web security error on the part of the White House digital team. You can see the yourself if you head to https://www.whitehouse.gov/ in Chrome. (Don’t forget the “https” part; it’s important.)

The error seems to be coming from a Common Name mismatch, essentially a misconfiguration that made the White House’s certificate just suspicious enough to set off Chrome’s alarms. As a result, Chrome spent the day blasting out a warning not to trust the White House. Awkward!

Judge orders gamblers to return winnings to New Jersey casino 2/13

 

‘Bankrupt but free’: Greeks stage nationwide anti-austerity rallies

As EU politicians failed to reach a Greek debt deal in Brussels, thousands of people poured onto the streets of Athens and other large cities to protest austerity and voice support for the recently elected Syriza party.

Islamic State militants launch attack on U.S. air base in Iraq

Islamic State militants clad in Iraqi fighter uniforms and suicide vests launched a sophisticated attack Friday on the second-largest U.S. air base in Iraq, creating havoc at the site of a U.S.-led training operation.

How do you know it isn’t the Iraqis trying to kick the US out of their country?

7.1 Earthquake Hits Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 6.2 Strikes Taiwan

 

 

Baker Hughes: Drillers idled 98 rigs to 1358, marking the 10th consecutive decline

Mass Incarceration Has Been a Costly and Utter Failure: Report

Decades of mass incarceration have proven to be a costly and ineffective strategy to reduce crime, a groundbreaking report published Thursday found.

In fact, increased punishments and jailings have been declining in effectiveness for more than 30 years, according to the report, titled What Caused the Crime Decline? (pdf) and released by the Brennan Center for Justice.

Bizarro World: First corporate bond with negative yield!- “This is crazy: Nestle is getting paid to borrow money”(2/04)

 

 

The Minsk Peace Deal: Farce Or Sellout?

As Washington is not a partner to the Minsk peace deal, how can there be peace when Washington has made policy decisions to escalate the conflict and to use the conflict as a proxy war between the US and Russia?

Ceasefire May Spare Poroshenko From Knives Out in Kiev

A ceasefire in the Ukraine war has been brokered after marathon talks in the Belarus capital, Minsk, this week. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the breakthrough along with his German and French counterparts following 17 hours of intense negotiations that went on through the night. At one point, the peace bid seemed doomed, with Kiev President Petro Poroshenko and the eastern Ukraine separatist leaders both saying that they would not sign up to an accord.

Minsk 2 – The useless agreement which everybody wanted

The junta as broken every single agreement it committed to. Every single one. And there is absolutely no reasons at all to believe that this time around this will change.

Documents Showing Foreign Troops to Run FEMA Camps Complete with Cemeteries and Crematoriums

It is laughable that some in the independent media are still in denial about the existence and true nature of concentration camps in America,commonly known as FEMA camps. The evidence is overwhelming and from certain documents we can ascertain how “detainees” will be captured and transported to these infamous FEMA camps.

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate, that from the government’s own documents, it is child’s play to demonstrate the nature of FEMA camps in terms of who is going to be running these camps.

Modern Day Pearl Harbor? We Always Need New Enemies To Fight, Even If We Make Them Up, Arm Them, And Fund Them. The Money They Will Spend On This Ridiculous Exercise In Futility Will All Be Borrowed. Bankers Always Benefit From War.

 

 

Italy’s ex-president says Ukraine crisis triggered by hastily signed EU association deal

Ukraine’s crisis has been rooted not in Crimea’s reunification with Russia, but in an early signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union, former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Friday.

Flashback: “ISIL completely fabricated enemy by USA”, former CIA contractor

“This is a completely fabricated enemy,” he said in a phone interview with Press TV from Anaheim, California on Thursday.

“The funding is completely from the United States and its allies and for people to think that this enemy is something that needs to be attacked in Syria or Iraq is a farce because obviously this is something that we create it, we control and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy,” Kelley added.

Debunking the “The Saudis did 9-11″ nonsense!

Remember that Saudi Arabia was being framed for 9-11 right from the start. One of the accused hijackers, a Saudi Pilot named Saeed Al-Ghamdi, was still alive after 9-11 and sued the US Government for defaming him.

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don’t need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

Which is why we know that the claim that Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11 has no more basis in fact than the claim that Saddam had nuclear weapons or that Assad gassed his own people right in front of the UN chemical weapons inspectors.

Czech Republic doomed without Russia

Czech President Miloš Zeman’s interview on Sunday with the national online newspaper Blesk was unusually tough and outspoken even for the Czech head of state, who is well-known as an independent thinker. Zeman virtually admitted that there was a group of countries within the European Union who were against the anti-Russian sanctions, and declared that with regard to relations between the West and Russia, priority should be given to trade and economic cooperation rather than political confrontation.

Five Reasons Congress Should Reject Obama’s ISIS War

At long last, the Obama administration has submitted a draft resolution to Congress that would authorize the ongoing U.S.-led military intervention against the Islamic State, or ISIS.

The effort comes more than six months after the U.S. began bombing targets in Iraq and Syria. Since then, some 3,000 U.S. troops have been ordered to Iraq, and coalition air forces have carried out over 2,000 bombing runs on both sides of the border.

Better late than never? Maybe not.

A Former Chief on How We Can Turn Back the Tide of Militarization

You’re in the kitchen. It’s a Saturday morning, still dark outside. Your partner, three-year-old son, and the family dog are all sound asleep at the back of the house. You’ve put the coffee pot on, are making sandwiches—a trip to the lake is planned, your son’s first fishing trip.

Sheldon Adelson, King of Israel and the US Republican Party

Uri Avnery examines how the ultra-right-wing American Jewish Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson dominates Israel through Binyamin Netanyahu and the yellow press, and the US Congress through the Republican Party.

Feds approve GMO apple

A new genetically modified apple that doesn’t brown when cut open or bruised finally has been cleared to be grown in the U.S.

An arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday — after a three-year wait — that the Okanagan Specialty Fruit’s Arctic Apple in Golden and Granny varieties doesn’t pose any harm to other plants or pests. The apple won’t be at grocery stores yet, though this was its last major regulatory hurdle. The company is still waiting on the conclusion of a voluntary review by the FDA before the apple can enter the market place.

“Go on, Adam, try it. What could possibly go wrong?” — Eve

Kiev troops killed three of their own to prevent surrender

Defectors tried to surrender to rebels.

Patriot Act 2: Obama Executive Order Will Promote Sharing Of Confidential Information With Corporations

In the aftermath of the Snowden whistleblowing scandal which has now all but been forgotten, there was a brief period when it seemed the growth of the US spying apparatus would be halted if not put into reverse. Those days are long forgotten and later today Obama is expected to to sign an executive order “that aims to make it easier for the government to share classified cyberthreat information with companies.”

The spin, as proposed by the WSJ, is that “this will be effort designed to spur collaboration and deter hackers, the White House said.” In reality what Obama’s latest executive order will do, is expand the universe of entities that has access to the trove of private confidential data contained in the vast government spying apparatus, which as has been made all too clear now focuses as much on US citizens as it does on legitimate foreign threats, and further eviscerate the concept of individual privacy in the US.

4K combat troops head to Kuwait, will become region’s largest U.S. ground force

More than 4,000 soldiers from Fort Carson, Colorado’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team are headed to Kuwait. Once there, they will become the largest ground force in the region.

“We are absolutely ready for this mission,” the brigade’s commander, Col. Greg Sierra said at a deployment ceremony, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Friday. “We are prepared for any contingency. […] In the end, if we do get into fights, we win decisively,” he added.

Finance For Ukraine: World Bank to loan Ukraine 2 billion USD, adding to existing IMF package

Shoving the people of Ukraine down harder on that debt hook!

Russia’s Putin wins in Ukraine conflict

The 13 main points of the new agreement have carried forward the twelve-point Minsk accord of last September. But there is ‘additionality’ too insofar as timeline has been given for compliance by the warring sides and other protagonists.

The terms of the latest agreement confirms that Russia negotiated from a strong position — contrary to what the blistering western propaganda all along wanted us to believe.

The ‘additionality’ in regard of the future of the eastern regions to be decided by the end of the year doubtless is a major gain for Russia, as the induction of Ukraine into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] is virtually ruled out if the constitutional reform goes through. This has been the core Russian demand.

Smelly protest: Broke Siberian farmer avenges ‘debt slavery’ by dumping manure outside bank

A farmer in Siberia dumped a cart of manure in front of a bank, saying that was his way of paying out his debt. The man also described what he did as a “soft, if somewhat smelly” protest against bank policies.

‘We’d be terrorists’: US could destroy ISIS only by turning Iraq, Syria into ‘molten glass’ – Congressman

“As Leader Pelosi often says, ‘Everyone thinks that one more act of violence will end violence for all time, and it never does,’” he said. “In fact, there is no way to win this that is something that we would regard as even acceptable to us on a moral level.”

“Of course we have the ability to go ahead and destroy ISIS – we could turn Iraq and Syria into molten glass. But that’s something that’s beneath us. That’s something that shows that the terrorists would have won, because at that point, we would be them.”

NSA Spy Program So Secret Judge Can’t Explain Why It Can’t Be Challenged

Agreeing with the government, the court found that the plaintiffs lacked “standing” to challenge the constitutionality of the program because they could not prove that the surveillance occurred as plaintiffs’ alleged. Despite the judge’s finding that he could not adjudicate the standing issue without “risking exceptionally grave damage to national security,” he expressed frustration that he could not fully explain his analysis and reasoning because of the state secrets issue.

The Constitution belongs to We The People. It even says so right at the top of the document. We all have standing to challenge the Constitutionality of anything the government does, or the Constitution isn’t worth the parchment it is written on!

Which according to this judge, seems to be the case!

3rd world space programme?

This is amazing! More successful than Top Gear’s Space Shuttle!

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Latest News 14 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe or out, the player says to the umpire-“Here is $1,000.”What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said, “Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000.”What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her or him a check for $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe.” — Janice Fine, Dollars and Sense magazine, July / August 2000, p21

Google waited six months to tell WikiLeaks it passed employee data to FBI

Google is facing renewed questions about its handling of subscribers’ private information following the revelation that it waited six months after the lifting of a gagging order to alert WikiLeaks that emails and other data belonging to its employees had been passed to the FBI.

Mysterious Murder: DC Lawyer Found Dead Had Ties To Greece And International Banking World

A Washington DC area lawyer who was found stabbed to death in a glitzy DC area hotel room had ties to the country of Greece and the international banking world and in this particular mystery, authorities say they have a suspect as shared in the newly released video below.

While not every mysterious murder is part of a ‘conspiracy’, a look into Messerschmitt’s past gives us reason to believe this latest murdered lawyer may have known something that others didn’t want him (and the rest of us) to know with Greece possibly soon leaving the Euro and the financial world falling to shambles.

Locals: December US Strike in Syria Killed Civilians

On December 28, US warplanes leveled the government center in the Syrian town of al-Bab, which is under ISIS control. Locals reported that a number of civilians were killed in the strike.

The Pentagon, as usual, is issuing a blanket denial of responsibility, confirming that they did in fact blow up the building, but insisting “no civilians” were among the slain.

Kiev’s refusal to amnesty Donbas leaders shows reluctance to implement Minsk deal — DPR

Ukrainian media cited Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin as saying that amnesty agreed at the latest Minsk peace talks would not be applicable to the leaders of Donbas militia

Basically, Kiev has already broken the terms of the Minsk agreement.

Baltic States Compete With Russia in TV Battle for Hearts and Minds

Responding to what they see as a wave of Kremlin propaganda over Ukraine, the governments of the three Baltic states are keeping a wary eye on pro-Moscow television channels and stepping up their own broadcasts in Russian.

Ebola virus death toll in West Africa reaches 9,253 — WHO

The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 9,253. As many as 22,999 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Friday.

These cases were reported from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In line with statistics, the maximum number of Ebola-related deaths and cases has been registered in Liberia – 3,858 cumulative deaths and 8,931 cumulative cases. Liberia is followed by Sierra Leone (3,363 deaths and 10,987 cases) and Guinea (2,032 deaths and 3,081 cases).

Cutting Taxes on the Rich and Raising Them on the Poor

 

 

US Officials Leave 25 Vehicles With Keys in Ignition for Houthi Rebels in Yemen

 

 

Breaking: Caught On Tape, Denver Veterans Adm. Director Threatens Workers To Go Along With Cover-Up

A Colorado congressman is calling for a broader investigation into wrongdoing at the Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital after the hospital director made threats to potential whistleblowers.“Once you talk to the media, you are on your own. The VA does not support you.” Director Lynette Roff said in an employee meeting on Jan. 30. “Once you are in hot water, nobody will help you.”

What ’16 Hopefuls Are Saying (And Not Saying) About Obama’s War Authorization

The news yesterday that President Obama is asking Congress to vote on an authorization of force against ISIS isn’t just a White House and Capitol Hill story. It’s also a story for the still-developing 2016 race, because the next president will inherit this war against ISIS — regardless if Congress ends up passing an authorization. But here’s the thing: The 2016 frontrunners haven’t even commented on the authorization yet (we’re talking about Hillary Clinton; Jeb Bush; Scott Walker, who declined to answer an ISIS question while in London yesterday). And those who have commented (with an exception or two) haven’t spelled out what they’d do differently or even how they might vote. Case in point was Rand Paul, who dodged reporters’ questions on whether or not he supports Obama’s authorization, according to National Journal.

Venezuela announces defeat of US-funded coup attempt

Venezuela’s president has announced the defeat of a US-bankrolled coup attempt against the country, which was being plotted by five aviation officers.

Speaking in the capital Caracas on Thursday, Nicolas Maduro said, “We have broken up and foiled a coup attempt against democracy and the stability of our country.”

Upon potential realization, the coup, financed by the United States and directed “from Washington,” would have seen an aerial attack on the presidential palace or another target, he said.

“This was an attempt to use a group of military aviation officers to provoke a violent event,” added the Venezuelan chief executive.

Has President Obama Once Again Sold Us Down the River?

So, the history of the past two years is as follows. First, President Obama was going to bomb ISIS in Syria but the public demanded that he request Congressional approval. Then about a year later he decided that he could use the Congressional authority (granted back in 2002) to go against ISIS and has done so since September 2014. And now with both houses of Congress in Republican hands, he is asking for limited authority even though he has been acting without renewed authority for over five months.

What does all this mean? It just means that (as I said before) “ . . . the people who control him and the government want war.” It’s all about the money, and nothing else.

Above the law? UK govt attempts to block torture, rendition lawsuit

Government lawyers are arguing in Britain’s Court of Appeal that the case of a Pakistani man who claims he suffered brutal torture at the hands of British and American troops should not be heard in a court of law.

Six People Died in a Fiery NY Train Crash Packed with 400 People… 3 Were Top Investment Bankers

 

 

Historic High: Russian’s trust in Putin raises to 85% from 75%

Oil Industry Gave $45K Each To House Keystone Supporters

The oil and gas industry, which stands to benefit from the creation of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, gave about $45,000 on average to the 270 members of the House of Representatives who voted in favor of the controversial project, according to an analysisby MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals the influence of money on politics. The bill to approve the Keystone pipeline was passed by both chambers of Congress, but President Barack Obama has indicated he would veto the legislation.

Fearful NJ parents flip out, trigger lockdown over prop rifle used in school play

A New Jersey school was under a brief lock down today after parents freaked out over a over a prop rifle for the school play.

The media has people so worked up they’re going crazy, next they’ll probably ban school plays that include prop guns because of this.

UN Finds Credible Ties Between ISIS And Israeli Defense Forces

‘So goes the famous line from George Orwell’s novel 1984. And so, too, can our forces today claim over a number of groups we find in the Middle East. In many ways, the enemy of my enemy is my friend when dealing with the Middle East, and in the battle between ancient tribal groups, when you lack an enemy, sometimes you need to make one.

In a new report from the UN, it is revealed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were maintaining regular contact with members of the so-called Islamic State since May of 2013. Initial reports from the IDF stated that this was only for medical care for civilians, but that story fell apart when the UN observers identified direct contact between IDF forces and ISIS soldiers, including giving medical care to ISIS fighters.

Ukrainian Parliament Turns into ‘Boxing Ring’ …Watch Video

Two Ukrainian MPs turned the Parliament in Kiev into a boxing ring when a brawl began in the chamber.Two Ukrainian politicians got into a no-holds-barred fistfight in the halls of parliament Thursday.

MP Yegor Sobolev of the Samopomochi party gave MP Vadim Ivchenko of the Fatherland party a bloody nose during the heated brawl outside the chamber as witnesses shot footage.

According to reports, the fight stemmed from heated discussions over a bill in the nation’s parliament, Verkhovna Rada, in the capital city of Kiev.

I would be willing to donate a couple swords! :)

German newspaper DIE ZEIT publishes an article with a picture of Ukrainian Tanks having a GERMAN numberplate …

The headline of the article in the German newspaper Die Zeit states that the Ukrainian Crises is shrinking the EUR-crises and then saying that the CONFRONTATION with RUSSIA will destine the future of EUROPE.

Right below this text, they come up with a picture with Ukrainian soldiers standing on and next to a BTR in front of a armored column with the lead vehicle having a GERMAN NUMBER PLATE (Kreis Borken).

Ukraine security forces shell kindergarten in Donetsk

Ukrainian troops on Friday shelled a kindergarten in the Kirov district of Donetsk in the country’s south-eastern Donbas region, Donetsk news agency reported.

Dan Rather’s account from November 25, 1963

 

 

“I am getting sick and tired of dinosaurs being forced on our children.” – Christian group wants references to dinosaurs removed from school curriculum

A parent, who’s part of a group that believes dinosaurs are one big lie, is getting international attention after making an angry post on a parenting site.

The writer starts the rant with, “I am getting sick and tired of dinosaurs being forced on our children.”

HSBC leaks: Email from whistleblower to HMRC ‘proves’ authorities were told of tax evasion

An email HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani claims he sent to HM Revenue and Customs has been revealed, potentially providing proof he informed authorities about the bank’s alleged tax evasion scheme seven years ago.

Mr Falciani’s email was uncovered by French newspaper Le Monde and seen by the BBC, supporting his previous allegations that HMRC did nothing to stop the bank’s actions after he offered information in 2008.

Detroit hit with $178 million legal bill two months after emerging from bankruptcy

Just two months after Detroit emerged from the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, the city has been hit with a massive legal bill.

US Federal Judge Steven Rhodes said on Thursday that the $178 million charged to Detroit by law firms and consultants was a “reasonable” amount, according to a report from Reuters.

Fact-Checking Fox News on the Poor and Hungry

Once again, FOX News has completely mischaracterized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), claiming that the President is “buying votes” by keeping millions of Americans on the SNAP rolls despite the “full economic recovery.” That statement is demonstrably false and racially tinged.

‘Digital dark age’ could leave historians with no records of the 21st century

Technology could mean that our lives are lost to history, according to experts.

As the way that we store information about ourselves develops, memories stored in files that use older technology are becoming harder to access, Dr Vinton “Vint” Cerf, vice president of Google, has warned.

That could mean that historians of the future are unable to learn about our lives, Cerf said. He compared the potential loss to the dark ages — the time after the Romans, about which little is known because there are few written records.

Special relationship? Cameron’s plea for UK Gitmo detainee’s release ‘not prioritized’

The British family of Guantanamo detainee Shakar Aamer, who has twice been cleared for release by US authorities, have pleaded for Prime Minister David Cameron to again raise his case with President Barack Obama.

£780 for a £229 tumbledryer!? MPs urge crackdown on rent-to-own retailers that charge poorest families three times as much to buy household goods in instalments

Retailers such as BrightHouse, PerfectHome and Buy as you View allow the poorest families to buy goods such as televisions, washing machines and beds and pay in instalments rather than upfront.

But the high levels of interest they charge mean the poorest households who tend to buy in this way can end up paying more than triple the cost compared to buying upfront.

The lowest cost washing machine available at BrightHouse, for example, cost a total of £1,092 once interest payments and compulsory insurance were added on.

Border chief warns shutdown would harm border security

The head of Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that the agency’s ability to monitor the Southwest border would be significantly diminished if Congress can’t figure out a way to fund the agency.

Utility Commissioner’s Emails Reveal Smart Meter Conspiracy

FAT CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG: Evidence has now been made public of illegal actions and collusion between former California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey and utility PG&E, as criminal investigations continue.

As part of a federal and state investigation into what appears to be systemic corruption involving former senior executives at PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission, 65,000 emails have been publicly released, revealing collusion and conspiracy…

Why Scott Walker is a serious contender for president PERFECTLY illustrated in one cartoon

Some on the left claim that Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree is somehow disqualifies him for a run for President. Charles Krauthammer responds and claims that there is no story here and the left is frightened of Scott Walker so they’re trying to make stuff up.

Anchorage Assembly chambers get bullet-resistant upgrades

A construction crew last week began installing bullet-resistant panels to shield Anchorage Assembly members and city officials at meetings.

Is Sarah Palin’s aim THAT bad?!?

South Carolina Says It’s A Felony For Prisoners To Look At Facebook; Sends Many To Solitary Confinement

Dave Maass, over at EFF, has an absolutely insane story about how the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) added a special new level 1 felony charge (for reference: murder, rape, rioting and hostage-taking are all level 1 felonies) for… using a social network while in prison. Yes, these individuals are already prisoners, but this draconian law and even more draconian enforcement means that hundreds of South Carolina prisons are facing extended sentences and long stays in solitary confinement for… posting to their Facebook page.

The U.S. Government Wouldn’t Cover Up a Foreign Government’s Murder of Our Military Men … Would It?

The Israelis clearly knew it was an American ship, tried to sink it, and tried to frame the Egyptians for the attack, as shown by the following evidence:

(1) The Liberty was flying a huge, brand new American flag. The flag was 5-by-8 feet. The weather conditions were ideal to ensure the flag’s easy observance and identification, because it was clear and sunny, with a wind-speed which make for a constant ripple in the flag. After the flag was shot up by the jets, the Liberty’s crew replaced it with a 7-by-13 foot American flag, which flew during the entire duration of the attack.

(2) The Liberty had a unique profile and didn’t look like any other boat, since it had more and bigger antennas – including large, high-tech dishes and giant towers – than any other boat in the world (it was an NSA spy ship).

(3) The Liberty was marked with uniquely American numbering and colors in front.

Saudi Arabia evacuates staff from Yemen embassy

Saudi Arabia has suspended the activities of its embassy in Yemen.

This came after the United States and a number of European countries shut their embassies in the Arab country where the Ansarullah revolutionaries have taken control of the capital, Sana’a.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency “Due to the deteriorating security and political situation in the Yemeni capital, Saudi Arabia has suspended all embassy operations in Sana’a”.

Ottawa keeping secret details of secret terror watch with Five Eyes allies

A veil of secrecy has dropped around a series of immigration information-sharing agreements between Canada and its “Five Eyes” allies.

In Washington this week, Francis Taylor, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, informed a congressional committee that “with the Five Country Conference — which includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom — we have concluded immigration information sharing agreements that reduce the likelihood that a person applying for asylum or a visa in any of the five countries who has an illicit past could hide that history.”

Testifying about the threat of foreign fighters and homegrown terror, Taylor said in addition to those agreements, Washington has built ties with other allies to improve its ability to detect terror threats or returning foreign fighters.


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Arizona’s New Governor: We Have No Money for Public Education, But Let’s Fund This Private Prison.

In his inaugural speech in January, Arizona’s new Republican governor, Doug Ducey, struck a budget hawk’s tone while staring down a $1.5 billion budget shortfall. “Fair warning: The budget will not meet with general approval among special interests.” he said. “I can assure you that a more efficient government is not only necessary, but sensible.” But there was one special interest group that must have been pleased when Ducey rolled out his budget proposal: the private prison industry.

Go to Prison for Sharing Files? That’s What Hollywood Wants in the Secret TPP Deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force other TPP signatories to accept the United States’ excessive copyright terms of a minimum of life of the author plus 70 years, while locking the US to the same lengths so it will be harder to shorten them in the future.

Sun News Network shuts down

Sun News Network went off the air at 5 a.m. ET Friday after failing to find a new owner.

Programming on the channel was replaced with a Sun TV logo.

Sun Media Corp. issued a statement saying it spent months unsuccessfully trying to find a buyer, but financial losses meant it could not continue to operate.

“This is an unfortunate outcome; shutting down Sun News was certainly not our goal,” said Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of Media Group and Sun Media Corporation.

 

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘I Wasn’t 100 Percent Sober’ At State Of The Union

I don’t blame her one damn bit!

Low Oil Prices Are An Act Of Economic Warfare

It’s not the oil prices that are significant; it’s the change in oil prices. If you own an oil field and it costs you $75 to produce a barrel, at $110 a barrel ($110/bbl), you’re OK. If oil drops to $45/bbl, you’re in serious trouble.

DHS creates path to citizenship for Dreamers: report

The Obama administration quietly told Congress this week that its deportation amnesty programs will, in fact, include a pathway to citizenship, according to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, who said that breaks a promise President Obama made to the country when he announced the program.

So who DID order police to demand names of Charlie Hebdo buyers? Anger grows as newsagents and customers insist officers WEREN’T acting of their own accord

Education Has Little to do with Knowledge

Western propaganda, the ‘best’, the mightiest, the most complete and advanced on Earth, has already managed to infiltrate and destroy dozens of countries on our planet. It has also diverted countless decent and honorable Communist and Socialist movements, forcing them into defensiveness, militancy and paranoia.

If you attack, harm and provoke, the chances are that countries will react. And that is what you want: to force them into defending themselves, and then you shout: “Yes! See! They are censoring and banning!”

I am talking about the Soviet Union and several countries of Eastern Europe. And I also have in mind, nations in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

U.S. Air Force sending A-10 ‘tankbuster’ jets to Russia’s doorstep in response to their aggression towards Ukraine

The U.S. Air Force is sending 12 of its ‘tankbuster’ jets back Europe as part of the response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

The European command revealed the group of A-10s will be deployed as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve which was set up last year after Putin’s troops annexed Crimea.

They will be stationed at Spangdahlem air base in Germany along with 300 airman so they can be called to action by Eastern European allies at short notice.

Senior officials said the unit were being sent to reassure allies their commitment to European security is still a ‘priority’ following months of tension in the region.

Ukraine crisis: Fierce fighting after Minsk peace deal

Intense fighting has been reported in eastern Ukraine, a day after a peace deal was reached in Minsk.

The fiercest battles were over control of the town of Debaltseve, a strategic town in between rebel-held areas.

The group responsible for monitoring the ceasefire, due to start at midnight on Saturday, says there is still “quite serious live fire” in several areas.

21 US Marines Injured During Training Exercise In Twentynine Palms

 

 

Microsoft’s SSL 3.0 Poodle-busting patch KB 3023607 breaks popular Cisco VPN client

Cisco verifies that installing KB 3023607 may lead to ‘Failed to initialize connection subsystem’ errors with AnyConnect VPN

Uranium ship likely coming to Vancouver for spill cleanup

A ship whose cargo of uranium concentrate spilled during bad weather at sea last month will likely be moved to the Port of Vancouver for cleanup, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says.

They said the spilled uranium concentrate, also known as yellowcake, poses no risk to the ship’s crew, the public or the environment.

Before radiation was understood, uranium oxide was used as a yellow pigment for paint and glazing. You can still wander around antique stores and get radiation readings off of old yellow glass objects like vases and marbles.

Never mind, Samsung, GOOGLE will EAVESDROP as you browse on Chrome

 

 

Shocking News: WARNING: Windows 10 CORTANA used by NSA to collect information

 

 

S&P 500 Hits All-Time Record High, Dow Tops 18,000

…as US Macro data hits a new 10-month low.

World Press Freedom Index Plunges – USA Now Ranked #49 Globally

Dijsselbloem Says “Very Pessimistic” About A Deal On Monday As Greek Deposit Flight Hits €1 Billion Per Day

 

 

Administration’s New Cyber Threat Center Replaces Old Cyber Threat Center

This week the Obama administration is releasing its second Executive Order in as many years on computer (“cyber”) security, which will create a new department in the intelligence community to handle computer security threat information sharing. Officials are hailing the center as “new” and unprecedented.

It’s not…

BREAKING: Ukraine ultranationalist leader rejects Minsk deal, vows ‘to continue war’

 

 

You can’t control the internet. GCHQ needs to grow up and accept it

 

 

No Deal: Eurozone, Greece in deadlock over debt

 

 

War in Ukraine: Who Wants War? And Who Doesn’t?

Just as NATO allies Germany and France were undertaking a peace initiative with Russia and Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Kiev at the same time, seeking to poison the talks before they started by spouting yet again the ritual U.S. accusation of “Russian aggression.” The incantation is meaningless without context. Its purpose is mesmerize a false consciousness. “Russian aggression” may or may not exist in the events of the past year, just like “Russian self-defense.” Reporting on the ground has been too unreliable to support any firm analysis, never mind the provocative “Russian aggression” the U.S. brandishes as a virtual call for war.

IRS Seizes Nearly $19K From Widow Who Deposited Late Husband’s Savings In Increments

 

 

AP Exclusive: High civilian death toll in Gaza house strikes

They were among at least 844 Palestinians killed as a result of airstrikes on homes during Israel’s summer war with the Islamic militant group, Hamas.

Under the rules of war, homes are considered protected civilian sites unless used for military purposes. Israel says it attacked only legitimate targets, alleging militants used the houses to hide weapons, fighters and command centers. Palestinians say Israel’s warplanes often struck without regard for civilians.

Demodulation: Israeli spying, US government collusion and crime

By: dawson

Ron Paul Vs The NSA

 

 

An Ominous Wind This Way Blows

Our world seems to be at a tipping point. The ever encroaching police state, the fact that all financial markets, over the entire global, are rigged. Since when does the President come out and tell Congress that he needs omnipotent powers to continue to expand the wars of aggression? What next, maybe world war; cast a dragnet across the internet to begin scooping up owners of alternative news websites? Perhaps begin systemically killing the bankers in the back office with the codes and programs that run the derivatives markets and rig the equities markets? Or maybe journalist begin dying in questionable auto accidents or suicide. Where does it end?

BREAKING NEWS ~~ JEWS DID NOT EVOLVE FROM PIGS

The following jibberish is from my favourite Mossad news agency, MEMRI … it is quite amusing.

THE TEMPEST WE KNOW AS THE OCCUPATION

Freezing cold winds, rain and threats of snow is what Jerusalem is experiencing today. That’s fine for those living in homes or apartments, but what about those living in tents or on the street? Even worse than the storm itself are the ongoing illegal activities of zionism in East Jerusalem neighbourhoods, Sheik Jarrah in particular. The evictions from private homes continue due to the implementation of lebensraum; Israel’s ‘final solution’ in motion … a policy that is supposedly opposed to by the West and the EU, but still in motion nevertheless.

Jeb Bush email dump includes Social Security numbers: Viruses

Jeb Bush Basically Just Doxxed Thousands of Floridians

Ukraine is heading for a total economic collapse

When IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde announced Ukraine’s new, $17.5 billion bailout package Thursday morning, she suggested it would be a “turning point for Ukraine,” which stands to receive $40 billion in relief funding from various sources over the next four years. “This new four-year arrangement would support immediate economic stabilization in Ukraine as well as a set of bold policy reforms aimed at restoring robust growth over the medium term and improving living standards for the Ukrainian people,” Lagarde said from Brussels.

But it will take a lot more than IMF billions to dig Ukraine out of economic crisis, and to implement the reforms Lagarde’s IMF team has demanded. In order to survive, Ukraine will need to fashion a new social contract with its citizens, one that sheds hundreds of social services left over from the Soviet era, which Ukraine’s nomenkatlura, its upper-middle class civil servants, still enjoy.

Yes, Austerity has wrecked the lives of the people all across Europe and driven Greece to the point of leaving the EU, so hell YES let’s try the same thing in Ukraine!

Steinitz Hints Israel Could Strike Iran as Nuclear Talks Drag On

Intelligence Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz warned Thursday that Israel could act unilaterally against Iran over its nuclear drive, saying Tehran has failed to make concessions in talks with world powers.

“I won’t be too specific but all options are still on the table,” Steinitz told reporters.

It should be recalled that Israel bombed the civilian power station in Osirak, Iraq, claiming it was a nuclear weapons factory. International experts examined the ruins of the power station after the 2003 invasion and found no evidence at all of a clandestine nuclear weapons factory such as the one Israel has under Dimona. So, if Israel bombs Iran’s power station, Iran would be well advised to allow international observers (with the necessary radiation protection) to fully inspect the facility and confirm that Israel is batting zero with respect to correctly identifying nuclear facilities and needlessly exposed the Iranian people to a nuclear disaster. See MONSTERS LIVE AMONG US

 

John McCain’s Legacy of Bloodlust & Warmongering

 

Germany marks 70th anniversary of Dresden firebombing

An estimated 25,000 people died in the British and American attack, which created a firestorm that left 33 sq km (12 sq miles) of the city in ruins.

US Court to Hear Tsarnaev’s Bid to Move Bombing Trial Out of Boston

Appeals court to hear Boston Marathon bombing change of venue

Ukrainians Who Oppose Mobilization Are Now Considered Criminals

A rally against mobilization was due to take place on Sunday in Mariupol, when would-be participants were threatened with arrest by Ukraine Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko.

Addressing his followers on Facebook, Gerashchenko wrote that: “Everyone who comes tomorrow [Sunday Feb 8] to the meeting against mobilization will be detained for several hours for identification, fingerprinting and photographing and then released.”

Key words here are “detained”, “several hours”, “fingerprinting” and “photographing”—as if a simple identification procedure were not invasive enough.

While we’re at it, let’s not forget that there are democratic countries, like Britain, whose citizens still object to having to carry IDs with them.

Polish Farmers Blockade Motorways Across Country

This week thousands of Polish family farmers turned out to protest in over 50 locations across the country. Over 150 tractors blockaded the A2 motorway into Warsaw on the 3rd February and hundreds more continue to close major roads and picket government offices in other regions. The farmers are vowing to continue the struggle until the government agrees to enter talks with the unions and commits to addressing what the farmers see as a crisis in Polish agriculture.

These actions represent a dramatic escalation of protests that have been simmering across the country over the last year. Edward Kosmal, chairman of the farmers protest committee for West-Pomeranian Region said: “We are ready for dialogue. We look forward to meeting with you Prime Minister and beginning a comprehensive government commitment to solving the problems of Polish agriculture. If you do not enter into a dialogue with the Union, we would be forced to tighten our forms of protest.”

Prosectors – Rabbi Barry Freundel secretly videotaped at least 150 women at his prominent Washington D.C. synagogue

 

 

HSBC leaks: Lord Fink admits he took ‘vanilla’ steps to reduce tax bill – and claims ‘everyone’ is involved in tax avoidance

The Conservatives are facing embarrassment after Lord Fink, the party’s former treasurer, admitted he had taken “vanilla, bland” steps to reduce his tax bill and claimed that “everyone” was involved in tax avoidance.

Except the working people, who are not allowed access to these secret tax havens.

We should all rage at how the HMRC Gestapo pick on the little people while doing cosy deals with the super rich

As someone who was subjected last year to an HMRC inspection of my tax affairs, I could not be more outraged at the revelations that some of the wealthiest people in Britain have been engaging in tax avoidance on a vast scale by exploiting the secrecy offered by HSBC’s Swiss private bank.

Labour, on whose watch most of this scandal occurred, have demanded to know whether David Cameron interrogated Stephen Green — the former HSBC chairman, who was in charge of the Swiss operation — when he granted him a peerage and a job as Trade Minister.

Meanwhile, Ed Miliband — who as the Mail reports today has, with his brother, pursued lucrative tax avoidance strategies — is trying to start a new class war by throwing rocks at rich Tory donors such as philanthropist Lord Fink, whose name appears on the list of clients in Switzerland.

There is a permanent class wear, waged by the upper classes on everyone else.

David Cameron’s IN-LAWS have links with a string of tax havens

David Cameron has come under more pressure over his wife Samantha’s family affairs after it emerged they have links to tax havens across the globe.

The PM’s mother-in-law Lady Astor’s luxury furniture store Oka Direct is more than 50% owned by anonymous ­shareholders through accounts held in Guernsey, we can reveal.

She has a 22% stake in the firm she founded in 1999 and which has ­benefited from the offshore investment.

And Samantha’s step-dad Viscount Astor is linked to a firm in a Caribbean tax haven which owned his family’s 19,000 acre Talbert Estate in Scotland.

The revelations come amid the furore sparked by further criticism of Mr Cameron’s wife’s job with plush stationery firm Smythson, whose owners are based in Luxembourg.

And the PM was branded a ­“hypocrite” after boasting about clamping down on tax dodgers, insisting he wants all British firms to be ­“headquartered” in the UK.

Christian principles sacrificed in Bishop’s anxiety not to offend a pro-Israel hardcore

Bishop sends Rev. Stephen Sizer to the Naughty Corner for standing against the Israeli regime, its policies and its sheer nastiness.

Boris Johnson: Americans secretly still want to be ruled by our QUEEN

As an American, I think it is time to have Boris tested for illegal drugs.

Under-fire Prince Andrew gets some good news as the Queen promotes him to the rank of vice-admiral as a birthday present

If it’s one thing Prince Andrew knows about, it’s vice! :)

The US Covert War on Venezuela

América Alonso, representative of hypermarkets Makro that has just introduced biometric finger printing to prevent resellers from purchasing many products and selling them on at higher prices, noted various aspects of the lines and the economic war in Venezuela.

Obama, what about Israel’s nuclear arsenal?

A Washington-based think-tank, the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) recently painted a different, and more appealing, picture. A “special report” written by its director, Grant F. Smith, focused on a lawsuit that it has filed challenging “US ‘ambiguity’ towards Israel’s nuclear arsenal”.

Remember Obama’s first Press Conference as President? Helen Thomas came right out and asked Obama what nations in the Middle East have nuclear weapons.

Obama did not answer that question, and the next day Helen Thomas, a long time fixture in the White House Press Corps, was gone!

Brian Williams’ SEAL Team Six War Stories Questioned

February 12, 2015 – John Berman takes a close look at claims Brian Williams made about flying into Iraq with members of SEAL Team Six and gifts from them that he says he received.

British society favours the rich – the tax avoidance scandal makes this clear

Life is cheaper for the rich. That holds for many reasons – not being saddled with personal debt, for example – but being able to use devious means to avoid paying tax is one privilege of the rich. Lord Fink tried to mitigate the embarrassment of his climbdown with Ed Miliband by claiming that “everyone” avoids tax. This attempt by wealthy individuals to sow mass confusion about what tax avoidance is must not go unchecked.

GUESS WHO PEDDLED 7-YEAR OLD PHOTOS OF A DIFFERENT COUNTRY AS IF THEY SHOW A CURRENT RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE?

How Blatant Can the Propaganda Get? Senator Inhofe was duped into presenting photographs that were up to 7 years old – some of which were taken within the nations of Georgia, Ossetia and Russia – as showing a current Russian invasion into Ukraine.

INFOPORN: PROOF THAT THE FDA ISN’T PROTECTING AMERICANS’ HEALTH

Making drugs is tricky business. It’s also expensive, so it’s no shocker that labs take scientific shortcuts when trying to get a treatment to market—where it can start earning back the millions of dollars spent in development. Whenever the FDA catches falsified data or unreported side effects, it issues a warning letter to document the bad research. That’s good. But a new study shows the FDA also goes to extreme lengths—from bureaucratic obfuscation to outright redactions—to hide any links between that negligence and any particular drug. That makes it impossible to tell if these letters are doing anything to protect consumers.

One story not being used to promote the”War on Terror”

Social media is again abuzz with a story they worry is not getting enough national attention.

Three muslim college students were killed in North Carolina, with the suspected killer being a supporter of the group “Atheists for Equality”.

While it’s not clear if this is some sort of hate crime or the work of a madman, this story would surely be exploited by the mainstream news if the tables were turned.

The hypocrisy is thick, and that in and of itself is worth noting.

Clinton in Tough Spot Over Attending Bibi’s Speech

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Emergency Committee for Israel released a letter to Hillary Clinton, urging her to attend the Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to Congress, scheduled for March 3. She may have to, given a new poll and pro-Israel competition from an unlikely source.

ECI, chaired by the Weekly Standard’s William Kristol, is a staunchly pro-Israel educational organization, which sees its goal as educating the public about “the serious challenges to Israel’s security and about what elected officials in this country are doing and should do in order to meet those challenges.”

Why is the United States (and more to the point the United States Taxpayer) in any way responsible for Israel’s security? A better solution would be for Israel to stop running their country like a Bronze age kingdom and learned how to get alone with their neighbors in the 21st Century!

Why Are The Feds Obsessed With Seizing These People’s Old Trucks?

In a series of pre-dawn raids that morning in July, agents scoured the country for 40 Land Rovers in an ongoing civil forfeiture case. All of them were older; all of them were the rugged Defender models; and all of them had originated outside the U.S. and were imported here in the last few years by the same man — but in a way that authorities say may have violated America’s strict car import laws.

Fed Under Attack Again – This Time From One of Its Own

Dallas Fed chief urges power shift at bank … The outgoing head of the Dallas Federal Reserve called Wednesday for major changes to the central bank’s power structure, arguing that current policies fuel perceptions that big banks have too much influence with regulators. During a fiery speech to the Economic Club of New York, President Richard Fisher criticized the current structure, arguing that authority should be more equally distributed between the Fed’s 12 regional banks.

‘Privacy Critical to Human Freedom': Snowden, Poitras, and Greenwald Talk NSA

During a unique conversation hosted by the New School and the New York Times on Thursday, the three people most responsible for bringing the story of mass global surveillance programs orchestrated by the U.S. National Security Agency were brought together for the first time since they first met in a Hong Kong hotel in 2013.

Obama Is Pursuing Regime Change in Israel

Angered by Netanyahu’s invitation to address Congress, the White House is now quietly working to unsettle the prime minister before elections in Israel.

New Al Qaeda Video Shows Steady Advance along Israeli Border

Syrian Nusra Front rebel group releases slick new video, in attempt to take back the initiative from rival ISIS in the propaganda war.

And while ISIS are near Israeli border, Israeli troops never shoot at them…and they never shoot at Israel, interesting, isn’t it…!

George Galloway, Tom Newton Dunn and others: A list of current legal challenges to UK surveillance regime

Last autumn, the Bureau launched a legal challenge in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to the UK government’s surveillance practices. The case argues that bulk collection of communications data using methods such as internet cable tapping, which were exposed by the US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, breaches human rights law.

17 More St. Paul and Minneapolis Catholic priests accused of sex abuse

Seventeen more priests accused of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis were identified Wednesday by lawyers for alleged victims.

Though some names have surfaced in previous discussions of abuse, none of the clergy had been formally accused of sexually abusing children until now.

BREAKING: Reports Claim ISIS Just Captured al-Asad Air Base Where 300 U.S. Marines Could Be Trapped

This is a story with various reports flying from multiple directions and it’s hard to get a grasp on exactly what’s happening. What we know at the moment is that ISIS is claiming it has seized control of the al-Asad air base in the Ramadi area of Iraq. According to multiple twitter feeds the Iraqi army has lost contact with its people inside the base. From what we can tell the 300 Marines are on location to train Iraqi military.

And JUST in time to help Obama cram his AUMF through a resistant Congress! Frankly, I was expecting ISIS (nudge nudge wink wink) to blow up the Statue of Liberty or the already-cracked Washington Monument or the due-for-replacement Golden Gate Bridge, but this will do!

UPDATE: Latest reports is that ISIS (nudge nudge wink wink) has been driven back and the Marines are safe.

Security forces arrest 56 in fresh Bekaa Valley raids

Joint forces from different security branches arrested 56 people after raiding the homes of fugitives in the northern Bekaa Valley early Friday, confiscating quantities of drugs and weapons.

In a statement, the Army said the raids were concentrated in the Bekaa Valley towns of Baalbek, Brital, Hor Taala, Doris and al-Hammoudieh.

The force arrested 56 fugitives suspects, and confiscated 18 cars, two tons of hashish stored in a warehouse in al-Hammoudieh and a large quantity of weapons and ammunition.

Did the CIA Assassinate David Carr Of NY Times After Interviewing Edward Snowden?

 

 

Cleared Londoner Shaker Aamer marks 13 years in Guantanamo without charge or trial

Saturday, February 14th, marks 13 years since the arrival of British resident Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo Bay, where he has been held without charge or trial ever since.

Mr Aamer, a father of four from London, has been cleared for release under both the Bush and Obama administrations, in a process which requires six government agencies to confirm that he poses no threat. However, he remains imprisoned in Guantanamo, despite repeated requests by the UK Government that he be returned to his family in South London.

The Beta Male – Societal Savior Or Repressed Masculinity?

Western civilization owes a great debt of gratitude to the beta male. Our society is dependent on betas to perform most of the grunt work that keeps the core foundations of society afloat, particularly in regards to infrastructure maintenance. Women (by and large) don’t touch the trade professions in any significant numbers. It’s just not in their biological or social imperative to do such jobs.

But here is an important question we must ask ourselves in 2015. What happens when the beta male has no motivation anymore? They are treated like bovine excrement when it comes to modern dating, marriage, the workforce, you name it. In fact, the only reason they consent to what they do is for certain incentives (adequate income, faithful wife etc), and those incentives just are not there anymore. No-fault divorce and under-employment are rampant, so things are definitely not looking good for men.

People Inflation – A Good Reason To Become ‘Generalists’

People inflation and technological upheaval are some of the primary culprits behind widespread unemployment. It’s time to become generalists again.

The money-junkies do not like generalists. Generalists have too many options. If they get pissed off at being poorly treated at one job they can go do another. Money-junkies prefer everyone to be limited in skills to one ability only, to be a fitted as a cog in a giant economic machine with no freedom to depart and go anywhere else.

HSBC documents reveal criminal conspiracy of banks and governments

On Sunday, international news outlets the Guardian and Le Monde, working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), published articles based on their analysis of leaked files showing that the Swiss private banking arm of HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, functioned for years as a tax evasion and money laundering firm.

Syrian rebels call on Israel to bomb Hezbollah-Iran-Syria positions

Israeli Druse in touch with Rebels tells ‘Post’: The Syrian opposition asked for me to relay a message to the Israeli Prime Minister that Israel should give Hezbollah and Iran another hard hit.

“Ooooh; now THERE is something I had not thought of!!!!!!!!!” — Nodding Yahoo

Overflow funeral crowd mourns 3 Muslims killed in N.C.

The crowd of more than 5,000 mourners attending the funeral Thursday in Raleigh for three Muslims who were shot to death was so large the services had to be moved from a mosque to a nearby athletic field.

The service for Deah Shaddy Barakat, a 23-year-old dental student, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, began after midday Muslim prayers.

The three were killed at an apartment building in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Tuesday in what police say was an apparently long-simmering dispute over a parking space. Police are also investigating whether religious hatred was a factor in the shootings.

Putin Wins, Obama Loses, in Draft Plan for Ukraine

The only way that U.S. President Barack Obama can win in Ukraine now is by negotiating subsequent details to become deal-breakers to the February 12th draft agreement, such that for Russian President Vladimir Putin not to accept Obama’s proposed details would mean that no deal will be signed. This could happen, because the prestige of both leaders is on the line in this new draft deal on Ukraine.

ADL Calls J Street Campaign Against Israeli Prime Minister “Inflammatory and Repugnant”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today criticized J Street for its “inflammatory and repugnant” campaign to mobilize American Jews to reject the Prime Minister of Israel’s sense of duty and responsibility to world Jewry.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

Russia: ‘New sanctions may trigger high intensity economic war’ – Pushkov

 

 

Jewish GOPers: Include Jews as threatened group in IS bill

Jewish Republicans want Jews added to a military force authorization bill as one of the minorities threatened by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), the sole Jewish Republican in Congress, told CNN on Thursday that in the wake of the apparent IS affiliation of a terrorist who last month attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris and killed four Jews — whom the terrorist said he targeted because they were Jewish — Jews should be added to the authorization for use of military force under consideration.

Backing his call was the Republican Jewish Coalition.

DHS wants UAVs for domestic surveillance, disasters, man-made or natural

SOON THERE WILL BE NOWHERE TO HIDE, DRONES SET TO MONITOR EVERYTHING

’40 decapitated heads’ uncovered in Benghazi

The Libyan army has discovered 40 decapitated heads while combing the area of Bouatni in Benghazi, days after it seized back a military base in the Libyan city from Islamist fighters.

ECB’s Praet says ECB won’t bend ELA rules for Greece

 

 

Video: Family Calls 911 to Report Stabbing, Cops Show Up Assault Victim & Arrest Family

In an extremely graphic video uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, police officers in Sylmar, California, are seen assaulting and treating a 20-year-old victim of a stabbing, his frightened 14-year-old brother, and the 20-year-old mother of his child, like criminals.

You Can’t Create More Savings by Printing More Money

Economies only grow through the pool of real savings.

Economist warns world revisiting ‘ghosts of 1930s’ as currency wars spread

Morgan Stanley warns that the world is revisiting the “ghosts of the 1930s” as one country after another tries to steal a march on others by devaluing first

FEDS COLLECT RECORD TAXES

For the first time ever, real federal tax revenues topped $1 trillion in the first four months of the fiscal year–October through January–according to data released Wednesday by the U.S Treasury.

Crisis Investing: Americans Are Not Prepared For The Collapse Of The Dollar: “There Will Be Riots”

“I ask you, what would the average American be doing if the cost of their standard of living just tripled? There’ll be riots.”

Congress Ramps Up $1 Billion in Lethal Aid to Ukraine “To End the Conflict”

Up until now, on the record at least, all aid military and otherwise that the US has sent to Ukraine has been more in the vein of non-aggression.

Lethal aid is a line that has not been crossed yet, and for good reason. By all accounts, if the US were to lethally arm the Ukrainian government that it put into power over there, it would send a clear signal to Russia that America wants a full-blown war.

In fact, just days ago, Obama said that lethal weapons weren’t ruled out, and top Russian MP and close friend of Putin, Alexi Pushkov, warned the European Parliament that if the United States supplied lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government, it would not only undermine the whole European security system but would result in ‘all out war.’

Former IMF Boss Admits Attending Sex Party But Never Paid Prostitutes

The former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn has admitted before a French court that he attended a sex party at the IMF’s Washington Office but never paid for the services of the women involved. The former IMF boss is on trial with 14 other people for sex offenses including the alleged procuring of prostitutes for sex party in Washington.

9/11 defendant sodomized at CIA ‘black site’ still suffers injuries, lawyer says

“Guantánamo prison photo of Saudi Mustafa al Hawsawi, accused of helping the 9/11 hijackers with funds and travel, turned up on Middle Eastern websites. He is seen sitting on a prayer rug and posing for the International Committee of the Red Cross in prison-approved images taken for family members.

Samsung Ad Injections Perfectly Illustrate Why I Want My ‘Smart’ TV To Be As Dumb As Possible

Bottom line: I want my pipes dumb, my TVs dumber, and my choice of a full variety of intelligent devices and services without bull-headed companies stumbling drunkenly into my line of sight. Samsung’s clumsy week simply couldn’t have illustrated the growing need for dim-witted television sets any better.

Political Meltdown In Macedonia Shows Destabilizing Effect Of Massive Government Surveillance

The whole situation is a mess, and at its heart lies uncontrolled, abusive surveillance, where the inevitable leaks of incriminating material have now destabilized the entire political system. Sadly, there’s no obvious way out. As the article notes, the lack of press freedom or even an independent judiciary in Macedonia means that it will be very hard to get to the bottom of what is happening here, and then move on.

Twitter Bot ‘Issues’ Death Threat, Police Investigate

There will be more of this in the future and the answers will continue to be unsatisfactory. Criminal activity is usually tied to intent, but with algorithms sifting through data detritus and occasionally latching onto something illegal, that lynchpin of criminal justice seems likely to be the first consideration removed. That doesn’t bode well for the bot crafters of the world, whose creations may occasionally return truly unpredictable results. Law enforcement officers seem to have problems wrapping their minds around lawlessness unmoored from the anchoring intent. In van der Goot’s case, it resulted in only the largely symbolic sacrifice of his bot. For others, it could turn out much worse.

Go to Prison for Sharing Files? That’s What Hollywood Wants in the Secret TPP Deal

These excessive criminal copyright rules are what we get when Big Content has access to powerful, secretive rule-making institutions. We get rules that would send users to prison, force them to pay debilitating fines, or have their property seized or destroyed in the name of copyright enforcement. This is yet another reason why we need to stop the TPP—to put an end to this seemingly endless progression towards ever more chilling copyright restrictions and enforcement.

Fight For Your Right to Repair Your Car

What does copyright have to do with car repair? As ridiculous as it sounds, sections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act could actually prevent car owners from looking under the hood—or even protecting themselves from vulnerabilities and malware.

Samsung: WHAT is my SmartTV reporting? To whom?

Being curious about the recent Samsung SmartTV stories, I connected my SmartTV through an old-fashioned HUB (copies all traffic to every port; unlike a switch) to my router. This allowed me to capture all traffic to/from my TV through my laptop’s ethernet port. A wireshark capture shows that remote sites are trying to access my TV until I turn it on, then after nearly 7400 packets, it settles down. Then changing channels over ~4.5 minutes results in ~10,000 more packets. The TV continues sending data for several more seconds after the set appears to be off. Multiple servers were contacted in these domains: amazonaws.com, akamaitechnologies.com, cloudfront.net, twitvid.com, pcloud.com, yahoo.com, aclwireless25.com and some by IP address. WHAT are you sharing Samsung???

IRS Unleashed: Feds Show Up at Dairy Farm and Wrongfully Seize $62k

 

London shows solidarity with Greece

 

 

“A year after a toxic leak contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents, West Virginia lawmakers are considering a series of proposals that would weaken a new chemical tank safety law…and protect the coal industry from enforcement actions over viol

Members of a coalition of citizen groups called the West Virginia Safe Water Roundtable held a news conference Monday at the Capitol to draw attention to their concerns and to urge lawmakers not to roll back the state’s clean water laws.

Rachel Corrie’s family loses wrongful death appeal in Israel’s supreme court

Israel’s supreme court has rejected the appeal by the family of Rachel Corrie – the US activist who was crushed to death by a military bulldozer in Gaza 12 years ago – which had sought to hold Israel liable for her death.

Imagine my shock!

BBC Admits Peshawar Victim Photo is alleged Sandy Hook Victim Noah Pozner

Yesterday we had two reports about the photo of Noah Pozner, who was reportedly killed at Sandy Hook, being circulated as a victim in the recent Taliban attack in Pakistan. Though the American mainstream media is not covering the story, and seemingly not interested in doing so, the BBC did acknowledge the story with a brief footnote in an article about a child’s bloody shoe (which has also been found to be misrepresentative of the attacks). The bloody shoe photo was taken at another place and time.

Here is what the BBC had to say about Noah Pozner’s photo:

Meanwhile, another picture has been circulating online of victims of the Peshawar massacre – but the montage of images includes the photo of a young boy, Noah Pozner, who died in the Sandy Hook massacre in the United States in 2012.

Out of the ashes: Seventy years after the Allies dropped 3,900 tonnes of explosives on Dresden, pictures reveal how the city recovered from near-obliteration

These images show the blossoming of Dresden in east Germany from the ruins of the Allied bombings towards the end of World War II.

British and American bombers dropped 3,900 tonnes of explosives on the Saxony city during four raids on 13th-15th February 1945, killing an estimated 25,000 people and reducing the city to rubble.

Senator “Duped” Into Using Old Photos to Promote New War With Russia

This afternoon, the Washington Free Beacon published EXCLUSIVE photos, obtained by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), that purportedly showed new Russian aggression in Ukraine and vindicated Inhofe’s case for U.S. intervention. Apparently, neither Inhofe’s staff nor the Beacon bothered with a Google reverse image search.

The photos are actually from 2008 and not even taken in Ukraine.

Want To Start A Blog in Philadelphia? You’ll Need A $300 License For That!

 

 

A record 3,415 Americans ditch their passports

 

 

Fracking will be allowed under national parks, UK decides

Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental protections.

Ministers were forced to accept a series of new regulations from Labour on 26 January after facing defeat by concerned backbenchers, but the final amendments passed by MPs on Monday unpicked many of them. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas accusing ministers of “doing the dirty work of fracking companies for them”, but the government move was welcomed by the nascent shale gas industry.

Islamic State claims to capture Jerusalem resident acting as Mossad spy

The Islamic State group claimed on Thursday it was holding a Mossad spy captive, and published an interview with the alleged Israeli spy in the latest issue of the terror organization’s magazine “Dabiq.”

In the interview, the alleged spy Muhammad Said Ismail Musallam says he is 19-years-old, from Jerusalem, and was enlisted into the the Mossad by a Jewish neighbor who worked as a police officer.

‘Drastic decline’ in press freedom across the globe

Information wars in conflict zones, reprisals against journalists by terrorist groups like the Islamic State and censorship on religious grounds contributed to a “drastic decline” in press freedom in 2014, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has warned.

Hollande says more sanctions on agenda if Ukraine deal not respected

 

 

Yemen ‘collapsing before our eyes': UN chief Ban Ki-moon

 

 

Ceasefire May Spare Poroshenko From Knives Out in Kiev

A ceasefire in the Ukraine war has been brokered after marathon talks in the Belarus capital, Minsk, this week. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the breakthrough along with his German and French counterparts following 17 hours of intense negotiations that went on through the night.

But perhaps the biggest relief will be felt by Poroshenko. His attendance at Minsk was notable for appearing to have an added gear of zeal to clinch a deal. That zeal may be not so much out of humanitarian concerns for his countrymen, as out of personal reasons for his own political survival

Is Russia Planning A Gold-Based Currency?

As Dutch author Willem Middelkoop has written in his 2014 book The Big Reset: War on Gold and the Financial Endgame,

A system reset is imminent. Even before 2020 the world’s financial system will need to find a different anchor. … In a desperate attempt to maintain this dollar system, the United States waged a secret war on gold since the 1960s. China and Russia have pierced through the American smokescreen around gold and the dollar and are no longer willing to continue lending to the United States. Both countries have been accumulating enormous amounts of gold, positioning themselves for the next phase of the global financial system.

Shippers plan four-day partial shutdown of U.S. West Coast ports

 

 

They’re Going to do Whatever it Takes to Steal Your Money

 

 

Global Oil Layoffs Exceed 100,000

 

 

U.S. retail sales data point to slower economic growth

U.S. consumer spending barely rose in January as households cut back on purchases of a range of goods, suggesting the economy started the first quarter on a softer note.

Why Obama Wants to Regulate the Internet

The mainstream media’s declining influence is motivating the federal government to regulate the Internet because controlling information is the most powerful way to control the public.

Water Bearer Consciousness and the Cloud of Unknowing.

Then we find that despite Poroshenko’s immediate actions to the contrary following it, there’s a new cease fire supposed to be taking place in The Ukraine. Would this have anything to do with Greece moving into the Russian orbit or… just another gambit, as the result of failed western policies, to injure Russia for not knuckling under to the international force of ZOG? As it so happens, more and more corporations are doing more and more business with Russia than ever before. Something is going on but I wouldn’t know what that is. All I know is what I get from the Big Picture cause I’m a Big Picture kind of a guy. Minutiae tends to escape me.

Facebook Blocks Native American Users for Having ‘Fake’ Names

Facebook is having a problem with names again. This time, the social media platform is accused of forcing native peoples to use fake names that sound more “American” (oh, the irony!), and in some cases, kicking them off the network for having names Facebook doesn’t perceive as sounding real.

Colorlines cites the case of Dana Lone Hill, a Lakota woman whose account was suspended when Facebook mistook her real name for a made-up one.

The U.S. Economy Is Dead

For the past quarter century; the most effective “stimulus” for the U.S. economy has been a fall in gasoline prices. This is no great surprise, given that the United States had been the most gas-guzzling nation on the planet – and by a wide margin. But times have changed!

After Barack Obama publicly admitted that the U.S. government had ruthlessly manipulated oil prices lower, as “part of its strategy” of economic terrorism against Russia; global oil prices have been cut in half. The only other time that oil prices have fallen so far or so fast in the last quarter century was the brief/temporary collapse in prices which accompanied the Crash of ’08.

Cop Unplugs Body Cam, Shoots Woman, Turns Camera Back On Just In Time For Gun To Appear On Dead Body

 

 

U.S. Senator says millions of Americans are ‘arming against the government’

All the scores of millions of us? Oddly, [United States Senator Chris] Murphy did not bother to address some rather glaring exemptions to the ban–the usual, military, law enforcement, and retired law enforcement. So is there some need for these people to be “arming against the government”?

Murphy is frightened of a well armed American citizenry. This is very good news. Those who would presume to govern a free people should be mortally afraid of the wrath of the people whose rights they threaten.

Joe Biden Gives Shout Out to “an Old Butt Buddy” in Iowa Speech (Video)

What else can you really say here, America? This is our Vice President.

FLASHBACK: Just How Harmful Are Bisphenol A Plastics?

On the day Patricia Hunt’s career veered into an entirely different field, her graduate students at Case Western Reserve University were grumbling, itching to use some exciting new data in their own experiments, but were told to wait while Hunt (just one last time) checked on her subjects.

Love Under Apartheid: Maram & Dia’

Journalist Maram Salem has been engaged to Dia’ Hroub since 2012. Dia’ was arrested on 25 July 2014 and put under administrative detention. His order can be renewed indefinitely.

Professor Anthony James Hall – Connecting The Dots on Iran, Israel And 911

On his return from a recent trip to Iran Professor Anthony James Hall sits down with Dan Dicks of Press For Truth to discuss the connections he’s found between Iran, Israel and 911.

I Never Read/Trust Comments On Mainstream Media Anymore

 

 

Greece: The Troika program economic forecasts versus the actual outcomes

 

Pharma companies are purposely misspelling their drug names in payment data reports to hide their payments to doctors from new federal tracking system

REPORTS TO HIDE THEIR PAYMENTS TO DOCTORS FROM NEW FEDERAL TRACKING SYSTEM
You’d think drug and medical device makers would know how to spell the names of their own products. But when companies submitted data to the federal governmentlast year on their payments to doctors, some got the product names wrong. Forest Laboratories misspelled its depression drug, Fetzima, as “Fetziima” 953 times — in more than one-third of all the reports on the drug. Medical device company Amedica Corp. sometimes called its Preference screw system “Preferance.”

NYPD Successfully Disarms, Pins Down Female ‘Drug Lord’ Wielding a Lollipop

In an effort to really instill trust back into New York residents, NYPD has decided to be extra vigilant about finding drugs in all the wrong places.

Are you a female who enjoys the occasional ‘lolli’?

Then of course you must be a drug lord deserving of a good kick, tackle and a literal roll in the grass only to find an unidentified plain clothes brute on top of you.

Denmark’s 2-year yield dropping to -1.032%. Expecting another cut?

 

 

BILL WOULD REQUIRE SCHOOLS TO TEACH STUDENTS ‘APPROPRIATE’ WAY TO INTERACT WITH POLICE

A new bill would force schools to teach students how they should interact with police officers. Under the proposed legislation, Bill A4130, part of the Social Studies curriculum for New Jersey schools would include a requirement to learn “instructions” for students to speak to police in the ways the State deemed “appropriate.” The Social Studies Core Curriculum Content Standards would include “the role and responsibilities of a law enforcement official in providing for public safety” and “an individual’s responsibilities to comply with a directive from a law enforcement official.”

Senate confirms Ashton Carter as next Defense Department secretary

As Congress begins debate on authorizing a new war, senators voted Thursday to install Ashton Carter as the new secretary of defense, making him the top civilian official overseeing the fight against the Islamic State while also trying to grapple with Iran, Russia and other hotspots amid tight Pentagon budgets.

Republicans said they hoped Mr. Carter, who has previously served as the No. 2 civilian at the Pentagon, would be an independent voice willing to push President Obama beyond his reticent approach — and the early going suggests they are right.

Bipartisan opposition to Obama’s war authorization plan

President Obama’s war powers resolution has many Republicans and Democrats agreeing on one thing — they don’t like it.

Obama’s request for authorization to use military force against the Islamic State is a tough sell on Capitol Hill in its current form, with Republicans calling it too soft and Democrats questioning its scope and size.

I have an idea. Those who want war should be given a rifle and a plane ticket and those who do not want war stay home and live in peace.

Shoot Bank Of America Now—-The Case For Super Glass-Steagall Is Overwhelming

 

 

DPR, LPR leaders refuse to sign document prepared at Normandy format talks — source

Leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky have refused to sign the document prepared by the leaders of the so-called “Normandy Four” (Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany) at the Contact Group meeting in Minsk, an informed source told TASS on Thursday.

“The Normandy Four leaders prepared the document, coordinated it. When the Contact Group was reviewing the document, Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky refused to sign it,” the source said.

I think people are getting tired of the leaders of other nations getting together and reaching an agreement as to what the people not invited to that meeting should do.

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Latest News 13 February 2013

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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Three civilians killed, three wounded in Donetsk shelling — DPR official

Shelling has become somewhat less heavy by the evening

Moscow urges Croatia, other countries to stop mercenaries’ involvement in Ukraine

Moscow wants to remind Croatia, whose citizens are fighting in the Ukrainian army, that a new peace agreement reached in Minsk calls for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Moscow is concerned and surprised that Croatian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Vesna Pusic confirmed in a statement to the media that Croatian soldiers were fighting in the Ukrainian army, the ministry said in a statement, noting that the legitimacy of Croats’ involvement had not been called into question.

Ukrainian specialists find no signs of military activity in Russia’s Rostov region

Ukrainian specialist have not observed any military activity on the part of Russian army units in the course of an inspection that was held in the southern Rostov region from February 9 to February 12, the chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s department for observance of agreements, Sergey Ryzhkov said on Thursday.

He said the ministry had complied with the provisions of the 2011 Vienna Document and had ensured inspection on an areas of about 15,000 sq km that had been selected by the Ukrainian side.

Ukrainian President, British PM discuss cooperation in defense technologies

The sides also mentioned the agreement on ceasefire in war-torn eastern Ukraine and macroeconomic aid for conducting reforms in Ukraine

No discussion of Russian sanctions at EU summit — Mogherini

Foreign Policy Chief Frederica Mogherini said Thursday the EU summit would not discuss new sanctions against Russia.

The EU summit opened in Brussels on Thursday three hours later than planned because its participants had to wait for the return of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande from Minsk.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met EU Council President Donald Tusk and EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker ahead of the summit’s opening.

Moscow considers US, EU sanctions against Russia senseless

EU exports of machinery to Russia was hit hard but US machinery exports to Russia increased by 40%, says Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov

So the US sanctions Russia, Europe takes a loss, and behind the scenes US companies are selling MORE to Russia than before!

Ukraine cease-fire agreed but doubts persist it will bring peace

After two days of hard negotiations, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced Thursday that they had crafted a new peace plan for eastern Ukraine but the accord was immediately met with skepticism over its power to end the war.

Especially with Poroshenko changing the terms of the agreement after the fact.

No Demand for Skilled Jobs: “Millions cannot find work because the jobs simply are not there”

As this article points out, the scheme announced by Obama to make community college free will not make America prosperous or fully employed. While have a well educated, skilled and knowledgeable populace is worthwhile, there is already a glut of over-educated degree holders – including many with master’s degrees and other specialized qualifications – who cannot find work in their field.

Why? Because the jobs just aren’t there. America doesn’t do much of anything anymore but consume. More and more skilled jobs are paying wages as low as fast food joints, and are so flooded with applications, that the job may as well not be there. There is too much demand by a workforce for work that isn’t there… so most have lowered their standards, and become adjusted to skating by with low wage, low skilled work when they have already over-achieved in the educational field. Student loans don’t get paid back this way, and the economy doesn’t bounce back either.

“Deficits don’t matter,” said Dick Cheney. “Debt doesn’t matter either,” says Paul Krugman.

 

 

Why Greece Should Leave The Euro In 1 Simple Chart

Is it any wonder that The Greeks want to leave The Euro? One glance at the following chart and it is clear who the growth engine is and who the anchor is…

President Obama does a “selfie.”

 

 

US Blinks: Kerry Says Prepared To Roll Back Sanctions On Russia

The parties have a long road ahead before achieving peace and the full restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty. The United States stands ready to assist in coordination with our European Allies and partners. We will judge the commitment of Russia and the separatists by their actions, not their words. As we have long said, the United States is prepared to consider rolling back sanctions on Russia when the Minsk agreements of September 2014, and now this agreement, are fully implemented.

Except that Poroshenko has already walked away from the deal just hours after signing it.

If The News Was Forced to Tell the Truth

For the same reason grocery stores make you walk 20 minutes to find the milk, news outlets are in a constant competition to find the most indirect route to the information that you actually need to know. We asked you to show us what it might look like if they were forced to tell you the plain truth. The winner is below, but first the runners up …

When America emerges from the coming economic collapse, the middle class of this country will own nothing. We will all find ourselves living on the feudal manner with no property rights, bank accounts or pensions.

 

 

US has long history of torpedoing EU peace agreements – Laughland

 

 

#IsraeliElectionUpdates ~~ FASCISM BACKFIRES

Earlier today One of the Palestinian candidates was barred from running in the upcoming election. Hanin Zoabi was barred for doing what she was mandated to do in the last election, provide a voice for the voiceless in Israel.

The move to ban her came after a petition was submitted to the Central Election Committee by fascist candidate Baruch Marzel. By mid afternoon, he too was barred from running. Both sides of the House, the Right and the ‘Left’ expressed support for the decisions, both fearing that votes would be ‘stolen’ by Zoabi’s candidacy as well as that of Marzel’s.

#JeSuisJonStewart ~~ DISSING EVERYONE EQUALLY

Jon Stewart quitting “The Daily Show” is bad for the Jews. It’s bad for the Muslims. It’s bad for the entire Middle East.

‘You just can’t please everyone

most of the time’

10 American History Myths You Probably Believe

Despite its brevity, US history has provided us with numerous colorful characters and significant events to examine. From quirky inventors to red-blooded patriots, the annals of this country’s history are filled with wondrous tales and exploits of those before us. And, of course, more than a few myths have snuck their way in, as well.

Chris Hedges – The Pathology of The Super Rich

 

 

U.S. DROPS TO 49TH IN WORLD PRESS FREEDOM RANKINGS, WORST SINCE OBAMA BECAME PRESIDENT

Each year, Reporters Without Borders issues a worldwide ranking of nations based on the extent to which they protect or abridge press freedom. The group’s 2015 ranking was released this morning, and the United States is ranked 49th.

EU’s food safety agency gives green light to Bisphenol A

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) re-evaluation of Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity states that BPA, an endocrine disruptor, poses no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels.

The original Fed founders would be shocked by ZIRP & QE & the Fed’s role now as chief bubble blower. The fact is, even the 1913 founders of the Fed would seem like uber-hawk goldbugs today.

 

 

Poroshenko After Minsk Talks: Donbas Autonomy, Federalization Not an Option

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has flatly rejected the idea of granting a broad autonomy to the eastern Donbas region, and of making Ukraine a federation.

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met for 16 hours trying to thrash out a peace roadmap that would ease tensions in Ukraine’s war-torn east.

After the talks it was announced that before this year is out Ukraine would change its constitution to include a clause on decentralization and a special status for the Donbas region.

On Wednesday President Poroshenko said the proposed decentralization program his government was working on had absolutely nothing to do with making Ukraine a federative state.

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!! This guy completely rejected the agreement he just signed.

Poroshenko has aptly demonstrated that he has no personal or professional credibility whatsoever.

I wonder how much the White House had to do with this turnabout, because they want, and need, a war with Russia; but then again, why should I be surprised if he got a phone call from Obama, threatening him with horrific consequences for going through with the deal?!

After all, there is no personal or professional credibility in the federal government either.

Republicans are about to ‘Benghazi all over again’ on net neutrality

A week after the head of the Federal Communications Commission said he wants to apply strong rules on Internet providers, a Republican strategy is emerging to undermine the proposal.

Feds Unveil New Surveillance Tool Developed by DARPA that Could Kill the ‘Dark Web’

The things DARPA is developing are simply dangerous beyond comprehension.

Recently in a CBS news report, representatives of DARPA were interviewed about a search engine they are developing called ‘Memex’, designed to scan the darkest recesses of the deep web, and probably do a lot more than they say it’s capable of…

New York City sets new record: no murders for 10 days

A new record was set in New York City at 12.01am on Thursday: no murders had been reported in the city in 10 days. The milestone broke a nine-day record set in 2013, when none were reported during the same time of year, in the chill of January.

McDonald’s sales rapidly decline as Americans reject fake food

Fast food ingredients catch up to juggernauts

 

PUTIN STANDS FIRM at MINSK – OBAMA PANICS – Poroshenko THREATENS

The MASSIVE difference concealed carry makes in Houston vs Chicago is staggering

Liberals are under the delusion that passing strict legislation making it more difficult to purchase firearms will some how magically make bad guys start behaving more nicely.

Americans Continue to Say a Third Political Party Is Needed

A majority of U.S. adults, 58%, say a third U.S. political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties “do such a poor job” representing the American people. These views are little changed from last year’s high. Since 2007, a majority has typically called for a third party.

Obama’s Force Authorization is a Blank Check for War Worldwide

Even if our policies led to no boots on the ground, the unintended consequences of blowback and the enemy obtaining more American weapons will continue. The CIA has said that 20,000 foreigners are on their way to Iraq and Syria to join the ISIS. Our government has no more credibility in telling us the truth about the facts that require us to expand our military presence in this region than Brian Williams. Constant war propaganda has proven too often to be our nemesis in supporting constant war promoted by the neoconservatives and the military industrial complex.

It’s my opinion that giving additional authority to wage war in the Middle East is a serious mistake. Instead, the authority granted in 2001 and 2002 should be repealed. A simple and correct solution would be for our elected officials to follow the rules regarding war laid out in the Constitution.

Stopping a Smart TV From Eavesdropping On You Could Be a Felony

To make matters worse, high-level users who want to take their smart TVs apart to see how they work or to attempt to disable or modify the underlying software—for example, to disable the eavesdropping software, or make modifications to make captions easier to read for the visually impaired—could face felony charges under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. That’s because most smart TVs on the market have taken technological measures to prevent users from accessing or modifying firmware in order to prevent illegal copying and distribution of copyrighted material. But users could technically face felony charges for circumventing lockdown restrictions—even if the modifications they’re trying to make are legal under copyright law.

Soon, all televisions will have this wonderful “feature”, which is very reminiscent of the “telescreen” in Orwell’s 1984; you watched it, and it watched you.

Lawyer moved Halliburton subsidiary bribes through secret Swiss HSBC accounts

A network of secretive banks and offshore tax havens was used to funnel $182 million in bribes to Nigerian officials in exchange for $6 billion in engineering and construction work for an international consortium of companies that included a then Halliburton subsidiary.

In 2010 Nigeria indicted former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, who was CEO of Halliburton before he was elected, only to later clear him when Halliburton worked out a $35 million settlement.

No surprise here: this is the way many very large corporations operate.

The bribes are just a cost of doing business.

FoxNewsPoll: Does the Obama administration have a clear strategy for defeating #ISIS?

 

 

Only the people of Japan and Spain trust their government less than the people of the U.S. trust our government.

 

 

Obama’s New National Security Strategy Is Rabidly Anti-Russian

U.S. President Barack Obama’s just-issued National Security Strategy 2015 uses the term “aggression” precisely 18 times, all but one of which are either explicitly, or else possibly, referring to Russia, as allegedly doing the alleged “aggression” — never the U.S., and on only one occasion is he identifying North Korea with that term of opprobrium. Presumably, he thinks that Russia is by far the most “aggressive” country.

5yrs for ‘denying Russian aggression’: Ukraine may criminalize anti-war speech

A bill submitted by an MP from President Poroshenko’s party in the Ukrainian parliament seeks to criminalize public speech that reject the government’s narrative on the civil war, which it describes as a Russian military invasion.

The controversial bill amends the Ukrainian criminal code to make “public denial or justification of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2015” a felony.

The ‘crime’ would carry a penalty ranging from a heavy fine and up to a five-year jail term for repeat offences or convicts who held public office.

If the bill is signed into law, it would be the latest move to attack civil freedoms by Ukraine’s post-coup government defending its security policies from criticism.

BBC airs Maidan fighter admitting he fired on police before Kiev massacre

Nearly a year after the massacre on Kiev’s Maidan left over 50 dead, the BBC has aired footage of an opposition fighter who says he fired at police in the early morning that day, bringing into question the popular narrative that riot police fired first.

Great Britain Creates a Cyber Brigade to Manipulate Public Opinion

It’s no coincidence that the White House advised London to establish a special unit within its military structure – the British Cyber Command, transferring up to 1500 officers under its command just “for starters”. One must note that Washington has already created its own special unit for cyberwarfare back in 2009. This unit goes under the name of United States Cyber Command, with its headquarters being located at Fort Meade (Maryland).

According to The Guardian, the 77th brigade will formally come into being in April…

Researchers Discover Glyphosate Herbicide in Honey and Soy Sauce

Researchers from Abraxis LLC and Boston University have further confirmed that the world’s most used herbicide – glyphosate – is widespread in food products around the globe…

It’s not just smart TVs. Your home is full of gadgets that spy on you: How internet giants are collecting your personal data through their high-tech devices

These spies in our living rooms are chillingly comparable to a passage in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, in which every home in George Orwell’s terrifying vision of a constantly monitored future is equipped with an all-seeing ‘telescreen’.

‘There was, of course, no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment,’ wrote Orwell in the book that was published in 1949.

And, just like those fictional ‘telescreens’, many smart TV sets today don’t just have ears, but they also have eyes, in the form of cameras used for facial recognition, which are designed to allow only specific people to watch the set.

5 Moral Crusaders Caught Being the Worst Hypocrite Possible

As we’ve talked about a few times before, it’s really difficult to lead by example, even when you’re a self-righteous crusader universally recognized as the figurehead of your particular cause. When it’s 3 a.m. and you’re ready to eat a sandwich made of light bulbs for an ounce of heroin, you’ll find yourself turning your D.A.R.E. T-shirt inside-out pretty quick. But it is shocking how many outspoken people end up being exposed as hypocrites. It’s to the point that we’re wondering how many of the world’s crusaders aren’t just trying to compensate for something they’re doing on the side …

#1. Anti-Semitic Politician Is Revealed to Be Jewish

Jewish Americans Launch “Bibi Doesn’t Speak For Me” Campaign

J-Street, an American nonprofit liberal advocacy organization, has kicked off a campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress, under the hashtag #BibiDoesntSpeakForMe.

Lawyer Sues Bank of Canada – You won’t believe what happens

Another video about the COMER lawsuit in Canada. This one is reportedly still visible in Canada!

Austria’s 3rd Largest Bank Goes Full Bear Stearns: CEO Blames “Short Sellers” For Firm’s Demise

You know it’s bad when… you start blaming speculators. Very reminiscent of the “it’s not us, we have a solid balance sheet, it’s the short selling speculators” bullshit in the days before and after the stock crashes of American Insurance Group, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch; mere days after his bank’s bonds crashed, the CEO of Raiffeissen Bank (Austria’s 3rd largest) has stated (unequivocally) that “panic was created artificially,” blaming short-sellers for his bank’s demise.

Finding The Bodies That ISIS Left Behind

Mass graves are being discovered as ISIS cedes territory in northern Iraq. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from three sites behind the war’s front lines.

Sweden Central Joins The NIRP Club: Lowers Interest Rate To -0.1%, Launches QE

 

 

Retail Sales Plunge Twice As Much As Expected. Worst Back-To-Back Drop Since Oct 2009

Following last month’s narrative-crushing drop in retail sales, despite all that low interest rate low gas price stimulus, January was more of the same as hopeful expectations for a modest rebound were denied. Falling 0.8% (against a 0.9% drop in Dec), missing expectations of -0.4%, this is the worst back-to-back drop in retail sales since Oct 2009. Retail sales declined in 6 of the 13 categories.

Stealth Greek Bank Run Continues: ECB Hikes Emergency Lending To EUR 65 Billion

 

 

Europe on edge: Eurogroup meeting ends with no deal. Varoufakis did not present anything concrete, now so called experts going to Athens. Greeks rally to support their government as talks take place over bailout plan

How the US screws up the world without ever letting its people know what is happening

Brian Williams, American television network anchor caught telling his audience a fantasy version of his experience on a foreign assignment, has unintentionally provided us with a near perfect allegory and tale of caution about American journalism and the role it plays in politics and foreign affairs.

Rand Paul says that Hillary Clinton deserves a lot of blame for ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday morning that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deserves a lot of blame for instability in the Middle East and the rising numbers of Islamic State (ISIS) recruits.

Paul said that Clinton’s intervention in Libya and the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi created space for ISIS jihadists to flourish and grow.

Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the United States

The Israelis clearly knew it was an American ship, tried to sink it, and tried to frame the Egyptians for the attack, as shown by the following evidence:

COMER — Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform EST. 1986

This is the group that started the lawsuit to force the government of Canada to return to interest-free loans from the Bank of Canada as specified in the charter.

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS!

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.” — Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

Time for a repost. This is a call to Rivero’s Rangers to forward this article to anyone you know who has not yet read it!

Russia the world’s last line of defence against Isramerica’s murderous grand design

The world is heading for war. The Isramerican empire is funneling tons of heavy weaponry into Ukraine to provoke Russia into launching a defensive attack, and then that response will be used to justify starting a major war. It is a waste of time trying to find any intelligent discussion in the mainstream corporate media of why the U.S. wants to provoke war with Russia. Its job is to cover up and falsify, not report.

New Leader In Town: India Passes China To Become Fastest-growing Economy

 

 

OBAMA AIDE: ISIS WAR POWERS LANGUAGE ‘INTENTIONALLY’ VAGUE

Language in President Obama’s proposed authorization for use of military force (AUMF)against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is “intentionally” fuzzy, the White House acknowledged on Wednesday. Press secretary Josh Earnest said some of the language in the bill submitted to Congress on Wednesday was not specifically defined “because we believe it’s important that there aren’t overly burdensome constraints that are placed on the commander in chief.”

UN: Proven Ties Between ISIS And Israel

In a new report from the UN, it is revealed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were maintaining regular contact with members of the so-called Islamic State since May of 2013. Initial reports from the IDF stated that this was only for medical care for civilians, but that story fell apart when the UN observers identified direct contact between IDF forces and ISIS soldiers, including giving medical care to ISIS fighters. Observations even included the transfer of two crates from the IDF to ISIS forces, the contents of which have not been confirmed at this time. Further the UN report identified what the Syrians label a crossing point of forces between Israel and ISIS, a point of concern brought before the UN Security Council. This report from the UN strengthens the claims by the Syrian regime that Israel is heavily involved in operations within the nation.

LAWYER MOVED HALLIBURTON SUBSIDIARY BRIBES THROUGH SECRET SWISS HSBC ACCOUNTS

A network of secretive banks and offshore tax havens was used to funnel $182 million in bribes to Nigerian officials in exchange for $6 billion in engineering and construction work for an international consortium of companies that included a then Halliburton subsidiary. In 2010 Nigeria indicted former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, who was CEO of Halliburton before he was elected, only to later clear him when Halliburton worked out a $35 million settlement.

OBAMA THREATENED PUTIN BEFORE MINSK MEETING – GERMAN MEDIA

Several German media institutions wrote that during the recent phone conversation, US President Barack Obama threatened the Russian President Vladimir Putin with serious consequences for Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.

America now has a handy test to see if you might become a terrorist

 

 

US corporate profits and sales are crumbling, jobless claims rise more than expected in latest week

 

 

Israel backers celebrate death of Islamic State hostage Kayla Mueller

Hardline supporters of Israel are expressing joy over the death of 26-year-old humanitarian aid worker and sometime Palestine solidarity activist Kayla Mueller, who was killed while in captivity of Islamic State last week.

Islamic State (also variously abbreviated as IS, ISIS or ISIL) claimed that Mueller died in a Jordanian airstrike in Syria coordinated with the United States.

Although it has yet to verify the circumstances, the US government on Tuesday confirmed that Mueller was killed, prompting an outpouring of tributes from people around the world lauding her humanitarian activism.

But for Israel’s most hawkish supporters, Mueller’s solidarity work with Palestinians resisting Israeli occupation made her unworthy of sympathy and even deserving of death.

Poll: Americans disapprove of Netanyahu invitation

The American public believes that the Republican invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress was “inappropriate”, but nonetheless maintains that President Obama should meet him during his visit to Washington next month.

If only to give him a mush-deserved smack up side of the head!

Fifty tanks, 40 missile systems crossed from Russia into east Ukraine overnight: Ukrainian military

Around 50 tanks, 40 missile systems and 40 armored vehicles crossed overnight into east Ukraine from Russia via Izvaryne border crossing into the separatist Luhansk region, a Kiev military spokesman said on Thursday.

If at first you don’t succeed, lie, lie again! I guess Reuter’s didn’t get the word about the cease fire. I wonder if Reuter’s will claim they were shot down in a helicopter over Donetsk!

France: Police Catch 73-Year-Old Jew Spray-Painting the Word “Jew” on 20 Cars

Jews have been known to fake attacks on themselves in order to generate sympathy (and shekels) from the stupid goyim. This latest example comes from France, which is a country that the Jew-run media has been focusing on a lot recently as a center of “resurgent anti-Semitism.”

Sweden Cuts Main Interest Rate Into Negative Territory And Announces QE

 

 

Report: CIA Was Running Arms in Benghazi

The Telegraph reports that the CIA has been regularly polygraphing operatives to see if anyone is talking about a gun running operation that was taking place out of Benghazi prior to the 9.11.12 attack.

According to the report, 35 CIA operatives were working in Benghazi when the attack took place. They were allegedly in an “annex near the consulate [working] on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armories to Syrian rebels.”

Greece Offers New Bailout Plan as Latest Grexit Drama Commences

Greece presents bailout plans to EU finance ministers … Greece’s anti-austerity government is presenting its first concrete proposals for an alternative debt plan at an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels. The government wants to overhaul 30% of its bailout obligations, replacing them with a 10-point plan of reforms. But EU ministers have warned that Greece must abide by existing terms.

Ukraine Ceasefire Deal! And What That Means For The Russian Stock Market

 

 

Is it possible for someone to hack your vehicle, take control of your gas pedal and disable your brakes?

Cars now vulnerable to hackers, Mark Dice explains

Obama confounds Congress with vague Islamic State war powers request

Confidently declaring that the Islamic State “is going to lose,” President Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for broad yet intentionally vague war powers as he laid the foundation for a three-year military campaign against the terrorist group that ultimately could involve U.S. ground troops.

By leaving a host of unanswered questions with its authorization for use of military force, called AUMF on Capitol Hill, the White House is placing a significant burden on congressional leaders who now must hammer out the details.

ISIS funds itself through oil and an extortion racket

(* Glistening with that Made In America Standard Of Excellence )

YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringement music

Last March, YouTube user Digihaven uploaded one hour of video loops featuring his cat Phantom, purring, as cats do

How the CIA made Google

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

The Breaking HSBC Scandal Reveals UK Govt Is Chief Henchman Of The Mafia Banking System

An international collaboration of media outlets have leaked HSBC files which prove the Bank has actively sought to undermine domestic tax laws by hiding more than $100bn in Swiss bank accounts – but what is truly remarkable, it the complicity of the UK government in helping the 1% avoid paying their dues.

Sicilian mafia families have a position in their criminal organisation called the ‘consigliere’. A consigliere is an adviser or counselor to the boss, with the additional responsibility of representing the boss in important meetings both within the boss’s crime family and with other crime families. The consigliere is a close, trusted friend and confidant.

The relationship between the UK government, the HMRC and the banking sector appears to be one of consigliere – with the former providing advice and representation services for the latter, against the interests of the public.

Cameron ‘up to his neck’ in HSBC tax row after revelations a string of Tory donors held Swiss bank accounts

David Cameron was accused of being ‘up to his neck’ in the Swiss bank account row today, after revelations that a string of Tory donors hoarded money in the country.

Former Conservative Party Treasurer Stanley Fink and German-born car manufacturing heir Georg von Opel, who has donated six-figure sums to the Tories, are among a host of individuals who legally held accounts in Switzerland with HSBC’s private bank, according to a leaked tax disc.

In a fiery Commons debate, the Prime Minister insisted ‘no-one had done more’ than the current government to crack down on tax avoidance.

Germany faces impossible choice as Greek austerity revolt spreads

The political centre across southern Europe is disintegrating. Establishment parties of centre-left and centre-right – La Casta, as they say in Spain – have successively immolated themselves enforcing EMU debt-deflation.
Spain’s neo-Bolivarian Podemos party refuses to fade. It has endured crippling internal rifts. It has shrugged off hostile press coverage over financial ties to Venezuela. Nothing sticks.
The insurrectionists who came from nowhere last year – with Trotskyist roots and more radical views than those of Syriza in Greece – are pulling further ahead in the polls. The latest Metroscopia survey gave Podemos 28pc. The ruling conservatives have dropped to 21pc.
The once-great PSOE – Spanish Workers Socialist Party – has fallen to 18pc and risks fading away like the Dutch Labour Party, or the French Socialists, or Greece’s Pasok. You can defend EMU policies, or you can defend your political base, but you cannot do both.

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin agrees new ceasefire – live

Mr Cameron said: “On this Minsk agreement, first of all I welcome and thank FH and AM for the hard work they have put in. If this is a genuine ceasefire then of course that would be welcome.

“But what matters most of all is actually actions on the ground rather than words on a piece of paper. I think we should be very clear that VP needs to know that unless his behaviour changes the sanctions we have in place won’t be altered.”

Translation: “I promise you we will find a way to get our war with Russia going, cease-fire be damned!”

Obama asks for ‘3yrs, no territorial limits’ formal war authority to target ISIS

US President Barack Obama has asked the Republican-led Congress for formal authorization for use of military force against jihadist group Islamic State and associated forces in order to “show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat.”

Obama’s proposal, sent to Capitol Hill on Wednesday this week, calls for a three-year authorization to combat militants, with no specific geographic limitations applied to US forces and “flexibility” regarding the number of ground troops involved.

US court tosses out mass surveillance case against NSA, AT&T

US District Judge Jeffrey White found that the lead plaintiff, Carolyn Jewel, was unable to show that she was the victim of surveillance. At the same time, White ruled that the claim must be tossed out “on the basis that any possible defenses would require impermissible disclosure of state secret information.”

“The Court is persuaded that its decision is correct both legally and factually and furthermore is required by the interests of national security,” said Judge White, of the Northern District of California.

“National Security” -> “Fuck you and your Constitution!”

US military to train Kiev troops fighting in E. Ukraine – US Army commander

The US military will train Kiev troops fighting against militias in southeast Ukraine, Ben Hodges, US Army Europe commander, said hours before the start of “Normandy Four” talks dubbed a “last chance” for the peaceful resolution of the conflict.

Should have waited until AFTER the talks concluded because they agreed to a cease-fire starting on Sunday and the removal of all heavy weapons from Eastern Ukraine.

Shock Video: Police Execute Man With His Hands Up

Crime and punishment: Confiscate rogue bankers’ salaries & bonuses, says UK regulator

Britain’s financial regulator may force reckless and corrupt financiers to pay back their salaries and bonuses to state authorities in an effort to clamp down on rampant financial crime. Experts doubt the policy will prove effective, however.

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) suggested policy shift follows a soon-to-be implemented EU bonus cap, fiercely opposed by City bankers and the British government.

3 Navy admirals censured over corruption scandal

The US Navy has officially reprimanded three rear admirals linked to the Glenn Defense Marine Asia scandal. The officers allegedly provided confidential information to a contractor in exchange for luxury travel, prostitutes, and other bribes.

Rear admirals Terry Kraft, Michael Miller, and David Pimpo were issued censure letters by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus over their role in the Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) corruption case, more specifically during a 2006 deployment of the USS Ronald Reagan.

‘Bankrupt but Free’: Greeks stage nationwide anti-austerity rallies

As EU politicians failed to reach a Greek debt deal in Brussels, thousands of people poured onto the streets of Athens and other large cities to protest austerity and voice support for the recently elected Syriza party.

Eurozone finance ministers have made progress in discussions with Greece following hours of talks on Wednesday. The talks on whether to extend an international bailout to Athens will continue during the next scheduled meeting on Monday, as the sides could not agree on another meeting before then.

Polish farmers ride tractors to Warsaw, demand aid after Russian trade ban (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Polish farmers drove their tractors to Warsaw to protest against the poor financial assistance they have received in dealing with the aftermath of the Russian import ban that has crippled the Polish agricultural industry.

IMF announces new $17.5bn bailout package for Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund announced a new $17.5 billion lifeline for Ukraine, which would bring the total bailout package to $40 billion. The new sum would be a four-year program.

Lagarde will propose the $17.5 billion expansion program to the IMF by the end of the month.

UK Government in Court of Appeal over rendition and torture case

Lawyers for the British Government will today argue in the Court of Appeal that a case concerning the 2004 kidnap, torture and ‘rendition’ of a man by UK and US forces should not be heard.

The case is being brought by legal charity Reprieve and solicitors Leigh Day on behalf of Yunus Rahmatullah (32), who was captured in Iraq by the UK, tortured and held in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, before being ‘rendered’ to Afghanistan by the US. He then faced a decade of detention without charge or trial in Bagram prison, before being released in 2014.

Another JPMorgan Banker Murder-Suicide Added To The List Of 71 Dead NWO Bankers By Un-Natural Causes!

By now, there have been so many banker-related suicides that it has become a moot point of i) tracking them all or ii) trying to find a pattern.

And yet, one name continues to stand out: JPMorgan.

The bank which has been most prominent among the list of “suicided” bankers notched one more casualty over the weekend when “a JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee strangled and stabbed his wife to death before turning the knife on himself, according to police who are treating the couple’s death in Bergen County, New Jersey as a murder-suicide.”

New website exposes poisons in the food supply: NutritionalAnarchy.com

A new truth resource has hit the web that promises to shake up the food industry and spur more positive change toward improving the quality of the foods that we eat. Melissa Melton of Ready Nutrition and Truthstream Media recently launched NutritionalAnarchy.com, a news website that focuses on exposing poisons in the food supply and teaching people how to avoid them.

Putin briefs press after marathon Minsk talks on Ukraine peace deal

 

Ukraine peace deal: Ceasefire starting February 15, removal of heavy weapons

An agreement has been brokered in Minsk to stop hostilities in Ukraine from Sunday. The deal was reached after marathon talks between the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, and signed by the Ukrainian rebels.

“Dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, DAMMIT!!!!” — Official White Horse Souse

‘Politicians can’t be trusted to clean up HSBC’: Govt revenue chiefs grilled over tax evasion scandal

Top UK tax officials were probed by MPs on Wednesday over the recent tax evasion scandal that has engulfed British banking giant HSBC. Labour MP Austin Mitchel said Britain’s tax avoidance industry has eclipsed its tax collection industry.

Amid global controversy over HSBC’s alleged involvement in industrial scale tax evasion, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was questioned by Britain’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

On Sunday, it emerged HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm had aided royalty, criminals, terrorists, and drug dealers in dodging taxes.

A colossal cache of files leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) shed light on the banking giant’s clandestine practices between 2005 and 2007. During this period, HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm controlled roughly $100 billion in assets.

Files disclosing the bank’s suspect actions were leaked to HMRC in 2010.

‘Climate of fear’: NHS staff scared of exposing danger to patients, whistleblowers tell RT

An inquiry that found many NHS staff do not raise concerns about patient safety because they fear being ignored or bullied did not go far enough, whistle-blowing health professionals told RT.

The Freedom to Speak Up Review found a “climate of fear” permeates the NHS in England, with whistleblowers subject to “shocking” treatment when they attempt to speak out.

US Seeks Felony Pleas From JPM, Barclays, RBS, and Citi For Criminally Rigging Currency Markets

 

 

Greece, OECD to carry out joint reforms – Prime Minister

The Prime Minister emphasized that the austerity measures carried out under the loan agreements with the ‘troika’ of European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund, were aimed at eliminating the crisis in Greece, but “only further deepened it,” undermining the prospects for the country’s economic growth.

Tsipras said “the new government is committed to implement the reforms really needed by Greece and that its previous government did not dare to carry out,” adding that his government can make such a transformation as it has no links with the past and no commitments to the oligarchy.

Chapel Hill Shooting and the ‘New Atheist’ Neocons

All of this clarifies the reality that the ‘New Atheists’ are lackluster intellectuals motivated purely by greed and opportunism. As ‘guardians of Zion,’ we can assuredly expect these dedicated ‘free thinkers’ to continue to deny the very real threat of Jewish extremism and continue to inflate the counterfeit menace posed by Islamic theocrats.

Beware the neocon ‘New Atheists.’

Authorization For War: Phase 1 Complete , Next Phase For Central Bankers War

 

 

To Live and Lie at NBC: 40% Think Brian Williams Should Resign

 

 

Obama asks congress to authorize another endless war

President’s formal request for authorization of military force slammed as ‘worst-case scenario’

McDonald’s Jan. Global Same-Store Sales Tumble 1.8%

 

 

State Dept: U.S. Not ‘Being Run Out of Town’ Despite Abandoning 3rd US Embassy in Middle East

 

 

Why Jon Stewart and Brian Williams should just switch jobs

Within minutes on Tuesday night, two major media stories exploded.

The first detonated around 7 p.m. Comedy Central announced on Twitter that Jon Stewart, the longtime host of “The Daily Show,” will step down later this year after more than 16 years running the show. Then, less than an hour later, the Brian Williams bomb dropped. NBC dispatched a letter saying it had suspended its lead anchor, who weathered days of intense scrutiny following his admission he had cooked up a personal tale of Iraq bravery, for six months. Without pay.

CNN: Iran-Backed Rebels Seized U.S. Military Equipment As Embassy in Yemen Was Abandoned

 

 

Consolidation in the gold mining industry as companies overextend

here is consolidation taking place in the gold mining industry as the market volatility takes out companies at all levels of the industry, from coin dealers to miners

Why We Need To Stop The AUMF Immediately!

 

 

BREAKING: Explosion in Barcelona, orange chemical cloud over city

                                  

 

OBAMA’S FORCE AUTHORIZATION IS A BLANK CHECK FOR WAR WORLDWIDE

The president is requesting Congress to pass an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) resolution against ISIS. Congress has not issued a similar resolution since 2002, when President Bush was given the authority to wage war against Iraq. The purpose of this resolution is to give official authority to the president to do the things that he has already been doing for the past six years. Seems strange but this is typical for Washington. President Obama’s claim is that he does not need this authority. He claims, as have all other recent presidents, that the authority to wage war in the Middle East has been granted by the resolutions passed in 2001, 2002, and by article II of the Constitution. To ask for this authority at this time is a response to public and political pressure.

Earth’s Moon May Not Be Critical to Life

The moon has long been viewed as a crucial component in creating an environment suitable for the evolution of complex life on Earth, but a number of scientific results in recent years have shown that perhaps our planet doesn’t need the moon as much as we have thought.

(*What , are they sizing it up for target practice ? Something else we can aim a missile at ? )

Feds Hold Hearing On Whether They Should ‘Regulate’ Sites Like Drudge, Infowars And The Economic Collapse Blog

 

 

Governments Pay News Networks to FAKE Stories All the Time

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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Shortage Of Goods, Month Long Delays & Higher Prices Expected As Major Shipping Company Pulls Out Of Portland Port

 

 

Photos of an Abandoned Indoor Mall Filled with Snow

Last year, photographer Seph Lawless published a project called “Black Friday” showing abandoned malls across the US — widely-published photos that documented the victims of the recession and the online shopping revolution.

Lawless recently revisited one of the malls and found that it had become filled with snow. The broken roofs and skylights had turned the indoor mall into a winter wonderland.

34 Stunning Portraits Capture Life During The American Civil War

From 1861 to 1865, America was engulfed in a harrowing civil war that would determine the future course of this nation’s history.

The Library of Congress now holds a comprehensive collection of more than “1,000 special portrait photographs, called ambrotypes and tintypes, representing both Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War.”

Obama Asks Congress to Authorize War That’s Already Started By Cora Currier

snip: Speaking at New York University School of Law this afternoon, Harold Koh, the State Department’s legal adviser until 2013, said that the Obama administration is currently on shaky legal grounds, tying the airstrikes to a law passed days after 9/11.

Koh said that stretching the law like that is inconsistent with Obama’s stated goal of bringing the U.S. off of “perpetual wartime footing.” Acting without a new authorization from Congress “doesn’t promote the end of the ‘Forever War,’” Koh said.

Since August, the U.S. and other nations have carried out more than 2,300 airstrikes, according to data released by the U.S. military and compiled by journalist Chris Woods

Peter Schiff HYPERINFLATION Is Here Prepare For Economic Collapse w Peter Schiff Today

 

US Creates Cyber-CIA to Fight Hackers

Check out this problem – reaction – solution.

The Obama administration announced creation of another federal intelligence center in the long list of law enforcement and spy services. This time its main task will be cyberintel.

The last year saw high-profile hacks into Sony Pictures, which set off a firestorm of controversy surrounding their film “The Interview.” But other security breaches, like cyberattacks on Home Depot, Target, and even the social media accounts of US Central Command, made President Obama to prioritize cybersecurity.

New York Sun editorial SLAMs Federal Reserve for their slam of “Audit The Fed”

                                          

 

Presstitute Pro-War Chorus by Stephen Lendman

snip: When America goes to war or plans one, media scoundrels march in lockstep. MSM pseudo-journalists operate as “shills, sellouts and media whores,” says Gerald Celente.

Managed news misinformation, willful deception, and Big Lies substitute for hard truths and full disclosure on issues mattering most.

Aggressive wars are called liberating ones. Mass slaughter and destruction are called humanitarian intervention.

Carving up continents for profit is called economic development. Turning workers into serfs is called jobs creation.

CME Hiked Silver Margins By 11%

 

 

HSBC Caught in Biggest Banking Leak In HISTORY! Billionaires Exposed!

 

 

Senate renews plan to ban internet taxes forever

 

 

Report: Bank of America used government-backed unit to help clients skirt taxes

Until recently, Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) had been using its U.S. banking unit, which is backed by the federal government, to finance controversial trades that helped its clients avoid taxes, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Citing internal documents and people familiar with the matter, the report says that from at least 2011 until last year, BofA used funds from that subsidiary to finance transactions by its European investment-banking business — a practice frowned upon by federal regulators.

Miami Cops Flood Waze With Bogus Speed Trap Data, Don’t Understand How Crowd Sourcing Works

We’ve been discussing how law enforcement organizations have started ramping up their war on the Google-owned, traffic info crowdsourcing app, Waze, in the belief that it’s hindering local revenue generation. More specifically, they’ve been trying to stop the app and its users from reporting police speed trap locations, going so far as to make the absurd argument that the app allows citizens to become police “stalkers.” Of course as noted previously, these officers are usually in plain sight and obviously marked, meaning if you really had an insane hankering to annoy a cop you can certainly do it without an app. It’s also worth reminding officers that Waze users are simply having a perfectly legal conversation (just like flashing headlights or evenholding up signs is legal), at least for now.

After $3.3B Spent, more than 39 Million Americans Still Only Have Access to 1 Wired Broadband Provider

In 2010, the FCC reported to Congress that “broadband is not being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion.”
Since that time, the US Government has spent over $3.3B on broadband infrastructure grants via the BTOP program managed by the NTIA.

Warning: Federal Government can read any emails that are more than six months old without a warrant

 

Europe Gears Up for Test Flight of New IXV Space Plane

 

 

Peter Schiff: Growing Problems Leading to US Dollar Crisis. The Further in Future the Next Crash, The Worse It’s Going To Be

 

 

DHS claims revealing info. about “Internet kill switch” will endanger law enforcement

An Appeals Court in Washington, DC has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may withhold from the public a secret procedure for shutting down cell phone service. Ironically a committee called the ‘President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee'(NSTAC) claims their should be a single governmental process to impede phone & internet service.

Senators Consider Congressional Role in Internet of Things

The Senate on Wednesday attempted to tackle the increasingly tangled network of connected appliances, devices and other devices known as the “Internet of Things” in its first-ever hearing on the topic. The discussion wandered from the privacy implications of a hi-tech refrigerator that could both monitor its own contents and relay that data to grocery stories for marketing purposes, to the benefits and risks of cars gathering information about drivers’ locations and habits.

FEMA Activates the Clergy Response Teams? Church Pushes Congregates to Submit to Government and…

 

 

9/11 Trial Stopped: Court Interpreter Worked At CIA Black Site

The 9/11 trial judge abruptly recessed the first hearing in the case since August on Monday after some of the alleged Sept. 11 plotters said they recognized a war court linguist as a former secret CIA prison worker. Alleged plot deputy Ramzi bin al Shibh, 42, made the revelation just moments into the hearing by informing the judge he had a problem with his courtroom translator. The interpreter, Bin al Shibh claimed, worked for the CIA during his 2002 through 2006 detention at a so-called “Black Site.”

Minnesota police chief warns against regulating license plate readers, because ISIS

A Minnesota police chief has not-so-subtly warned state legislators that stopping police from warrantlessly tracking the movements of every motorist could play into ISIS’ hands. At a hearing on proposed state legislation that would limit the amount of time police can keep license plate tracking data on people suspected of no crime, Bloomington (population 86,000) police chief Jeff Potts told lawmakers,

Standard & Poor’s downgrades Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Oman and even Saudi Arabia

International rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded credit ratings of Kazakhstan, Bahrain and Oman on Monday amid a sharp drop in oil prices, a press release from the agency said.

Kazakhstan’s rating was lowered to “BBB” with a negative outlook from “BBB +”. The agency downgraded Bahrain’s rating to “BBB-” with a negative outlook from “BBB”. Oman’s rating was downgraded from “A” to “A-” with a negative outlook.

This Is How HSBC Celebrates 150 Years of Banking Crime & Corruption: Happy Birthday

The message is unequivocal: there will be no prosecutions of systemically important banks – or for that matter the bankers who run them. Like Al Capone’s merry band of trigger-happy bootleggers before their fateful brush with the legendary Chicago lawman Elliot Ness, today’s too-big-to-fail banks can flout pretty much every law of every land without the slightest fear of sanction – except, that is, for the daintiest of financial slaps on the wrist. Such fines, whether counted in the millions or billions, have become mere costs of doing business.

Recruitment agencies are reporting a rising shortage of skilled candidates for some positions

The fifth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history is good news for state budgets

 

 

Ukrainians Dodging The Draft

Victor, just like an unknown number of other Ukrainians of military age, is on the run. As the Ukraine-Russia conflict rages on, a 49-year-old engineer received a mobilization invitation ten days ago to report to the Ukrainian Army. He left his home and now spends nights at a friend’s house, struggling with a difficult choice.

James Corbett: Episode 301 – How to Fake an Alien Invasion

what you see, hear, and feel(!) may just be government propaganda

Explosive Talks: Poroshenko to Bring Shell Splinter to Minsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is traveling to the Minsk talks with an element from a spent BM-30 Smerch cluster munition rocket to show the negotiators, the presidential press service said Wednesday.

According to Wikipedia, Kiev not only has the BM-30 Smerch but has been documented as using it against Donbass.

 

RANT: ‘Benefit Cheats’ RAIDED While HSBC Assists Terrorists?!

Yesterday, I covered a story that exposed HSBC as working with terrorists, royals, drug barons and celebrities to help them avoid paying taxes. Today, I was trying to enjoy lunch when I came across a news story so outrageous that I was almost forced to seek medical assistance for shock. British Police launched a dawn raid, not on HSBC, but families accused of benefit fraud. Benefit fraud isn’t a great thing obviously, but let’s put it into perspective.

Don’t forget this is the same country that is currently hunting people down for attempting to buy copies of Charlie Hebdo and letting people die by cutting spending on healthcare to balance a budget.

Weapons to Ukraine may end US empire

Germany, France and even American lapdog ally Britain have all voiced opposition to sending more military hardware to Ukraine, fearful that such a move would escalate the conflict and antagonize Russia into a wider war.

While hosting Merkel at the White House this week, Obama was at pains to emphasize unity between Washington and Europe over the Ukraine crisis and toward Russia. Obama felt obliged to shore up that waning unity, rather than talk about the weapons option that so many other American politicians are advocating.

Keystone pipeline clears Congress, sets up Obama veto

Congress gave final approval to the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, clearing the bill for President Obama, who has vowed a veto.

The House voted 270-152 to pass the bill, which had already passed the Senate late last month. Twenty-nine Democrats joined with all but one Republican in backing the pipeline in the House.

Keystone would bring oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, into the U.S. where it will be refined and then shipped.

Obama “Preacher In Chief” at Prayer Breakfast

President Obama has two years remaining in which to make the morally ambiguous decisions a president must make. His 2015 Prayer Breakfast sermon suggests he knows how he wants to handle those decisions.

President Obama has two years remaining in which to make the morally ambiguous decisions a president must make. His 2015 Prayer Breakfast sermon suggests he knows how he wants to handle those decisions.

Why Does Soros, NWO, Obama, & World Leaders Worry About Controlling People?

 

 

Restore the Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada, unlike the Federal Reserve in the U.S., is wholly owned by the people of Canada. It was nationalized in 1938 and was used very successfully to fund infrastructure, social programs, education, etc, for the benefit of all Canadians. It was used to bring us out of the depression, funded WWII, to build highways such as the McDonald-Cartier freeway, public transportation systems, subway lines, airports, the St. Lawrence Seaway, our universal healthcare system and our Canada Pension Plan.

Unfortunately, since Canada adopted economist Milton Friedman’s theory of monetarism in 1974 this has not been the case and one can track the progression of the dismantling of Canada since then.

Europeans Do Not Want to Die for Kiev – Former German Minister

Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation, Erhard Eppler, said that Ukraine’s economic revival depends on the cooperation with Russia, as the EU cannot cope with the recovery of Ukraine alone.

The visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the United States once again showed that there is no unity between Brussels and Washington on the situation in Ukraine, former Minister for Economic Cooperation, Erhard Eppler, wrote in his essay in the German newspaper “Sueddeutsche Zeitung.”

Eppler stated that Europe is interested only in the peaceful settlement of the conflict and underlined the key role of Russia in this process.

Indian Citizen Walking in Alabama Left Paralyzed After Police Encounter

A visiting man from India who just arrived at his family’s home in Alabama has been partially paralyzed after an encounter with police while out for a walk.

Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was stopped by two Madison police officers along a neighborhood sidewalk, who later said they were responding to a suspicious person call.

“He was just walking on the sidewalk as he does all the time,” said his son, Chirag Patel. “They put him to the ground.”

Visual Studio patch rollup KB 3001652 causes widespread freezing problems

The Black Tuesday patches have been out for just a few hours, and there are multiple reports about KB 3001652 freezing and/or failing with error 0x80070659

Ukrainians Rage Against Military Draft: “We’re Sick Of This War”

When Ukrainian army officers came to the Ukrainian village of Velikaya Znamenka to tell the men to prepare to be drafted, they weren’t prepared for what happened next. As the commanding officer was speaking, a woman seized the microphone and proceeded to tell him off: “We’re sick of this war! Our husbands and sons aren’t going anywhere!” She then launched into a passionate speech, denouncing the war, and the coup leaders in Kiev, to the cheers of the crowd.

Rand Paul Reveals The Biggest Threat To The Economy: Vintage Interview

 

 

CNBC Financial Analyst Blows the Lid Off Economy – Say’s USA Govt is Lying

 

 

Canadians Sued The Bank Of Canada & Won. Mainstream Media & Government Blacks Out Story

Recently, constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati won yet another round of appeals set forth by the Bank of Canada in a case involving two Canadians who filed an action in federal court to restore The Bank of Canada to its original purpose and operations. This is a very significant story but you probably haven’t heard of it. Why? The mainstream media and government have blacked out the story for reasons that appear to stem from fear of how the public will react to realizing they’ve been systematically enslaved for decades.

Constitutional Lawyer Rocco Galati: Restore The Use Of The Bank Of Canada Lawsuit Press Conference

 

 

BANK OF CANADA LAWSUIT Why Is Canada Borrowing Money at Interest From Private Banks Instead of Using BOC, As We Did Before 1974?

The Case To Reinstate The Bank Of Canada

Cop Grabs Pregnant Mother by Her Neck and Slams Her to Ground, Kills Her Baby.

 

 

Elizabeth Warren Won’t Back Rand Paul’s Audit the Fed Bill

 

 

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CALLS FBI AFTER 8TH GRADER THROWS ‘MADE IN CHINA’ FLAG OUT OF WINDOW

 

 

Obama defends request for military force authorization: Islamic State is ‘going to lose’

President Obama on Wednesday defended the war authorization he sent to Congress earlier in the day, arguing that the intentionally vague language will allow him to use U.S. ground troops for limited missions against the Islamic State if necessary.

Bank of Canada Semi-Secret Law Suit – Michael Rivero – Febuary 10, 2015

                                 

 

Stephen Cohen on Politicking: “Our policy towards Russia is gravely damaging our national security”

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Latest News 12 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“Every time weaker nations have attempted to reallocate their resources and undertake land reform to feed starving populations, powerful interests emanating from the rich world and its multilateral bodies have thwarted their efforts.” — Susan George

Record Number of Americans Gave Up US Citizenship in 2014

While the debate over undocumented immigrants in the US dominates the political landscape, a record number of Americans are pursuing the American Dream abroad.

Ukraine crisis: ‘Don’t arm Kiev’ Russia warns US

A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the European Parliament that “all-out war” could result if the US supplies arms to the Ukrainian government in Kiev.

“Yes, but that’s a GOOD thing!” — Official White Horse Souse

Banks Now Issuing “Perpetual Debt Instruments” Under Basel III, The End Is Near!

 

 

Global debt has risen 17% faster than GDP over the past eight years

 

 

What conflict? No room for Palestinians in Israeli election

The lack of campaign-trail focus on making peace with Israel’s enemies seems to bode poorly for negotiating prospects after the March 17 election. Palestinian leaders say they expect tough times ahead.

“Neglecting relations with the Palestinians is dangerous. It indicates what will happen after the election, especially if we have a right-wing coalition,” said Riad Malki, the Palestinian foreign minister. “This means that the coming period will be very difficult.”

The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

The U.S. media just got done deluging the American public with mournful stories about the Jordanian soldier, Moaz al-Kasasbeh, making him a household name. As is often the case for victims of America’s adversaries, the victim is intensely humanized. The public learns all sorts of details about their lives, hears from their grieving family members, wallows in the tragedy of their death.

By stark contrast, I’d be willing to bet that the name “Mohammed Tuaiman al-Jahmi” is never uttered on mainstream American television. Most Americans, by design, will have no idea that their government just burned a 13-year-old boy to death and then claimed he was a Terrorist.

U.S. diplomat dismisses rumors of former Thai PM Yingluck seeking asylum in U.S.

The United States charge d’ affaires on Wednesday dismissed hearsay that former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has sought asylum in the United States.

Fire as U.S. Policy

When news broke of an ISIS video that appeared to show a Jordanian prisoner being burnt alive, the Pope of Hope™ took the opportunity to hypocritically condemn its “viciousness” and “barbarity” while pundits labeled ISIS’s reprehensible act “medieval” and compared it to what was once done in the Middle Ages.

This statement is accurate, of course, if you define “Middle Ages” as 70 years ago in Dresden…

Poroshenko and Putin going to Minsk for Norman format talks

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced his intention to go to Minsk on Wednesday to take part in the “Norman format” talks. Poroshenko announced his decision during a visit to the town of Kramatorsk, which had been shelled the day before.

Obama’s Nominee For Secretary Of Defense Lusts For EMP’s And Nuke Attacks

Barack Obama’s policies for 6 years have brought NEITHER peace nor prosperity. PERIOD!

 

 

Obama Calls Putin to Threaten Him Over Ukraine ‘Aggression’

reparing to head to Belarus for ceasefire talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin had to take a call from President Obama, who threatened to impose “greater costs” on him over his “aggression” in the Ukraine.

Ukraine’s civil war is going increasingly poorly for the US-allied government, and the Obama administration seeks to blame Russia for the gains of the rebels, who are predominantly ethnic Russians.

Put this together with Obama’s “We have to twist some arms” and you can see where this is all going!

Judge Rules You Can’t Sue the NSA for Secretly Spying on You Unless You Prove You’re Being Secretly Spied On.

Advocates for less government snooping suffered a blow Tuesday when a federal judge in California ruled that a group of citizens can not sue the National Security Agency to stop the “upstream” collection of their data.

This Democratic Congressman Wants to Save Your “Soul” And His Reason WHY Will Drive You Insane!

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D–Md.) says, “so many people come to government knowing that they are not going to make the kind of money they would make in the private sector but they come to government to feed their souls.”
Cummings was speaking in Washington D.C. at the Legislative Conference of the National Treasury Employees Union on February 4thwhen he made the comments.

Isis war to extend far beyond Iraq and Syria under Obama’s proposed plan

Sources say White House plan will bless anti-Isis war for three years and ensure that Obama, like George W Bush, will hand over two wars to his successor.

Several congressional sources familiar with the outlines of the proposal, all of whom expected the White House to formally unveil it on Wednesday, told the Guardian the so-called Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) would bless the anti-Isis war for three years.

Congressional language to retroactively justify the six-month-old US war against Isis will not, they said, scrap the broad 9/11-era authorities against al-Qaida, as some congressional Democrats had proposed, meaning the two war authorizations will coexist.

Asked if the anti-Isis AUMF opens the US to a second worldwide war against a nebulous adversary, one congressional aide answered: “Absolutely.”

The 3 year timeline in this authorization is a lousy “gift” with which to burden the coming administration, and seems to bring about the conditions leading to a perpetual state of war, something which appears to be what both parties want, in the names of those military industrial corporations which support, overtly, and covertly, both parties.
The establishment of perpetual war is a lousy principle from which create foreign policy, and really lousy for We the People.

Why Public Banks Outperform Private Banks: Unfair Competition or a Better Mousetrap?

In November 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-owned bank, “is more profitable than Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has a better credit rating than J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and hasn’t seen profit growth drop since 2003.” The article credited the shale oil boom; but as discussed earlier here, North Dakota was already reporting record profits in the spring of 2009, when every other state was in the red and the oil boom had not yet hit. The later increase in state deposits cannot explain the bank’s stellar record either.

JON STEWART ~~ ONE LAST DISS AGAINST NETANYAHU BEFORE THEY BOTH BECOME HISTORY

The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s invitation to speak to Congress, which Democrats see as a Republican ploy to undermine President Obama’s negotiations with Iran, is tragicomic. But the mess of behind the scenes bickering and childish insults are, improbably, threatening both US-Israeli relations and the very delicate international effort to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis.

So naturally, Jon Stewart is the perfect person to take on this ridiculous mess, which he did during Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show.

“One of our closest foreign allies is taking sides with Republicans against a Democratic president, which creates a major conundrum for Democrats,” Stewart said. “I’m reminded of a similar situation, faced by an Israeli king renowned for his wisdom.”

‘THOU SHALT NOT STEAL’ … UNLESS YOU ARE ISRAEL’S CHIEF RABBI

As the position of ‘Chief Rabbi’ is an elected position in Israel by Knesset members, this report is tagged as corrupt politics rather than religion.

Ex-chief rabbi Yonna Metzger to face trial for numerous counts of bribery, fraud and money laundering.

‘Normandy 4′ Ukraine peace talks in Minsk LIVE UPDATES

The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine are gathering in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, to discuss a last-ditch attempt to negotiate a political solution to the bloody Ukrainian civil war.

Note that the US and UK were not invited!

Court Rules Occupy Houston Assassination Plot Records Are Exempt From The Freedom Of Information Act

 

 

FED’S Seizing Legal Bank Deposits For “Structuring”

 

 

Gerald Celente on 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections are a Scam?

 

 

When would an anti-war activist back arms sales? When he’s Secretary of State

Secretary of State John Kerry has to be the worst anti-war activist in recorded history. Is there a military action – save one – that he hasn’t supported since he came to national prominence as an anti-war activist in the early 1970s? In the the past decade and a half alone, he’s voted for the war in Iraq , strongly defended drone strikes , was the chief advocate for the bombing of Syria in 2013, and was by far the most hyperbolic cabinet member calling for a years-long, multi-country war against ISIS.

Perhaps you didn’t know… Schools across the country are literally building solitary confinement cells for children.

 

 

Russia and Egypt to establish ‘free trade zone’ and build nuclear reactor

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has hailed the economic and security relationship between Egypt and Russia, and announced the establishment of a “free trade zone” between Egypt and the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union.

He said it was important to “fight terrorism intellectually” and said there was a need to address the “social issues” that led to it.

Sisi also announced a strengthening of trade relations between the two countries, culminating in a preliminary agreement to create a Russian industrial zone in Egypt, near the Suez Canal. The pair also said that they would set up a nuclear power plant designed to “help Egypt reach its energy needs”.

Well, it looks as though US and European sanctions against Russia’s non-existent “aggression” against Ukraine is working beautifully; that is, if you define “beautifully” as pushing Russia economically, geopolitically, and militarily toward China and Eurasia!!

72% OF AMERICANS FEEL MONEY-RELATED STRESS AND 31% SAY IT ADDS TO RELATIONSHIP CONFLICT

The economy is picking up but money is still a big source of stress in the lives of most Americans, according to a new survey. The American Psychological Association (APA) had Harris Poll question more than 3,000 Americans in August 2014 and found 72% said they felt stress over money at least some of the time during the previous month.

‘Truth always has a way of coming out’ – CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou

 

 

GEORGIAN LAWMAKERS SAYS SAAKASHVILI’S APPOINTMENT AS UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR WRONG

“Georgia has an especially warm and friendly attitude to the Ukrainian people and Ukraine. I don’t know what reasonable advice Mikhail Saakashvili can give to this country’s president,” she said, commenting on the Ukrainian media reports about Saakashvili’s appointment. “Political tastes differ,” Georgian parliament’s vice speaker Zurab Abashidze said for his part. “If I were the Ukrainian president, I would not want to have Mikheil Saakashvili as an advisor.”

Deserted US Embassy In Yemen Immediately Seized By Armed Rebels

…. And it’s gone.

Moments after its US inhabitants leave the embassy in Yemen for one final time, it is now officially owned by the new, less than supported by the US, rebel regime.

ARMED HOUTHI REBELS SEIZE U.S. EMBASSY VEHICLES AFTER AMBASSADOR, DIPLOMATS LEAVE COUNTRY – LOCAL MEMBERS OF EMBASSY STAFF

Closing an embassy is many times a prelude to a war against those people who took over the country.

Whether this will happen remains to be seen; all that we can say, with any certainty, is that the Obama Administration’s policy in Yemen has been an abysmal, epic flustercluck.

The Wrong Move: Adding Nuclear Weapons to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

You may have missed it, but last month two key members of Congress asked the military to move additional U.S. nuclear weapons and dual-capable aircraft into Eastern Europe.

Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, and Mike Turner, R-Ohio, chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, sent a joint letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry advocating the addition of new sites in Eastern Europe for the deployment of additional U.S. nuclear weapons and dual-capable aircraft.

Except for having swallowed the koolaid of Russia having annexed Crimea (which it did not; after the legitimate government in Ukraine was overthrown, Crimea voted to joint the Russian Federation), the argument about NOT adding any more nuclear capable missiles makes absolute and complete sense.

Such a move would be like setting a match to kerosene, geopolitically.

of course, this is precisely what these two Representatives, Roger and Turner want to see happen, in a move to further inflame Russia toward a “hot war” in Ukraine.

Citizens Scramble for GOLD, Greece Economy In Ruins

 

 

3rd Grader Asked When Would You Like To Visit Washington DC; His Answer is AWESOME

Check out this answer a kid gave to the question “When would you like to visit Washington D.C. and why?”

Russia officially acknowledges losing Su-24 bomber near Ukrainian border

Su-24 bomber aircraft crashed near Volgograd, Russia.

Volgograd is the former Stalingrad, and its a city on the Volga river. It is NOT near the Ukranian border.

Steve Forbes: Europe seems intent on going over the cliff. I just hope they don’t drag us with them.

 

 

MPs’ torture statement based on “limited” evidence

A statement published today by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) on whether the UK requested redactions from the Senate torture report has admitted that it was only able to consider “limited” evidence.

Japan TV: Failure at Fukushima — Cement not stopping highly contaminated nuclear waste from flowing out of reactor buildings — Officials: Don’t know what they’ll do next, or how this will affect whole ‘decommissioning’ project (VIDEOS)

Unemployment ‘a cause of 45,000 suicides each year’

A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry finds that between 2000 and 2011, unemployment was the cause of approximately 45,000 deaths by suicide around the globe each year, and it accounted for around nine times as many suicides as the recession, which first hit in 2008.

It’s Only A Matter Of Time Before Greece Exits The Euro

Greece is beginning to dominate global news once again as the newly elected party, Syriza, is trying to renegotiate the country’s debt with its creditors, mainly the ECB. Both sides appear to be playing chicken which is creating uncertainty in financial markets with both Europe and U.S. markets recently stalling.

Eric Sprott – Expect Physical Gold Backing of Currencies Within Next Decade

 

 

War Is Coming: UK and Ukraine sign defense agreement. US government officials pushing for lethal weapons. US might permanently base warships in Australia. Obama pushing war on the Islamic State (Syria)…

 

 

George Galloway debates 100 Zionists at the same time (and wins!) – BBC Question Time

 

 

Our House of Cards — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

As we have reported on a number of occasions, whenever the price of gold in the futures market starts to rise, massive uncovered shorts are suddenly dumped on the market. As the shorts dramatically increase the supply of future contracts all at once, the supply overwhelms demand, and the price of gold is driven down despite the fact that the demand for gold in the physical market is strong. (Remember, the price of gold is determined in the futures market in which contracts are largely settled in cash and seldom in gold. The physical market is where gold bullion is purchased, not paper claims on gold for speculation.)

The Fraudulent Rise in UK Antisemitism

I have taken the figures from the table on page 42, pictured below. Note how the incidents are broken down into categories. The numbers of incidents are then totalled up arithmetically to produce the annual time series which formed the basis of evidence of a sharp rise in 2014. Let’s first say that there are some blindingly obvious issues with this methodology; for a start it equates an act of “extreme violence” with an act of “abusive behaviour”. That would mean that a year in which 500 Jews were brutally murdered but none insulted would be a “good year” for antisemitism compared to a year in which 1000 were insulted and none murdered. It’s a ridiculous methodology.

Conservatives Dance On Grave Of ISIL Hostage: ‘Jew-Hating, Anti-Israel B**ch’

Not all conservatives used the death of American hostage Kayla Mueller to highlight the brutality of the Islamic State — some decided to focus their disgust on the 26-year-old’s humanitarian work for Palestinians.

“No tears for the newly-departed Kayla Mueller, the ISIS hostage whose parents confirmed today that she is dead,” conservative blogger Debbie Schlussel wrote on Tuesday, under the headline, “Kayla Mueller: Dead ISIS Hostage Was Jew-Hating, Anti-Israel Bitch.”

“Mueller was a Jew-hating, anti-Israel piece of crap who worked with HAMAS and helped Palestinians harass Israeli soldiers and block them from doing their job of keeping Islamic terrorists out of Israel,” she wrote.

Schlussel condemned Mueller’s humanitarian work in the “so-called ‘West Bank'” to prevent the demolition of “terrorists’ ‘houses.'”

FLAME: DID THE NSA, ISRAEL, AND THE UK’S SPY AGENCY LAUNCH A JOINT CYBERATTACK ON IRAN?

An NSA document newly published today suggests two interesting facts that haven’t previously been reported. The Intercept, which published the document, highlighted that in it the NSA expresses fear that it may be teaching Iran how to hack, but there are two other points in the document that merit attention. One concerns the spy tool known as Flame; the other refers to concerns the NSA had about partnering with the British spy agency Government Communications Headquarters and Israeli intelligence in surveillance operations.

Terrorized Into Irrationality: UK Police Demand Names of Charlie Hebdo *Supporters*

 

 

FILMMAKER WAS DOCUMENTING ABUSES IN CPS AND CHILDREN MURDERED UNDER STATE CUSTODY BEFORE HE DIED

In 2009, Bill Bowen released a trailer for a documentary film he was producing exposing the corruption within Child Protection Services across the United States. The film is called Innocence Destroyed. Bill Bowen died unexpectedly the next year, in 2010, reportedly from a heart attack, before he was able to finish the film.

SR 356 – Good News From Canada

 

 

Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman apologises for ‘misunderstanding’ after mosque CCTV contradicts her claim that she was ‘ushered out’

She claimed to have received a less than friendly welcome at her local mosque – and sparked outrage when she shared the experience on Twitter.

But new evidence appears to contradict allegations by Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman that she was ‘ushered out the door’ by Muslims during a visit.

CCTV footage was released yesterday showing that instead of being ejected from the place of worship, she left on her own.

Looks like Brian Williams started a trend! :)

UKRAINE CRISIS: TRANSCRIPT OF LEAKED NULAND-PYATT CALL

An apparently bugged phone conversation in which a senior US diplomat disparages the EU over the Ukraine crisis has been posted online. The alleged conversation between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, appeared on YouTube on Thursday. It is not clearly when the alleged conversation took place.

FOOD STAMP BENEFICIARIES EXCEED 46,000,000 FOR 39 STRAIGHT MONTHS

The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, has topped 46,000,000 for 39 straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). In November 2014, the latest month reported, there were 46,271,508 Americans on food stamps. Food stamp recipients have exceeded 46 million since September 2011.

227 boxes of missing Lynette White documents found in police warehouse

A fresh scandal has erupted over the murder of Cardiff prostitute Lynette White 26 years ago with our revelation today that 227 boxes of missing legal documents relating to a police corruption case which sensationally collapsed have been discovered in a warehouse.

Documents seen by WalesOnline indicate that a retired police officer tipped off the chief inspector of Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate that the boxes were being stored in a police warehouse at RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan – and that two of the documents should have been disclosed during the trial of eight former detectives and two civilians accused of conspiring to get innocent men convicted of Ms White’s murder.

Another Banker Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee and his wife were discovered dead in their home on Friday in an apparent murder-suicide.

Iran Pars Tabacchi, who went by Denise, was found dead on February 6th from strangulation and a single stab wound to the chest. Iran’s husband, 27-year-old Michael Tabacchi died of a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest, according to authorities…

The £400million feed-in frenzy: Green energy firms accused of making wind turbines LESS efficient so they appear weak enough to win small business fund

Green energy companies are scooping up millions of pounds in subsidies by artificially capping the power their wind turbines produce, according to a damning report.

A gaping loophole in the Government’s renewable energy ‘feed-in’ system means firms can get more money for producing less power.

Companies now stand accused of abusing the arrangement in what researchers have termed a ‘feed-in frenzy’, which will cost bill-payers an extra £400million over the life of the system.

Feed-in tariffs, the guaranteed price paid for green energy, were originally designed to boost small-scale community wind farms, with smaller turbines receiving a higher payment per unit of energy.

But an investigation by the IPPR thinktank has revealed that big companies are taking advantage of that system by intentionally limiting the power they produce to qualify for the higher rate.

RNC video shows Hillary as heiress to Obama’s throne

GOP foreshadows Hillary as next president

First your smart TV, now the Xbox could be snooping on you! Console’s Kinect device is constantly listening for commands from users

The device is ‘listening’ to the conversations people have at home every day, regardless of whether it has been switched on or is in stand-by mode. Renate Samson, of the privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: ‘It is a complete invasion of privacy.

‘If every product has the capability of hearing what we say, that stops us being private within our own homes. I don’t think consumers know enough about it. Companies making these products need to think about privacy and security as a priority.’

Obama tells Cameron to spend more on defence: President wants PM to commit to spending 2% of national income – or set a bad example to rest of Europe

 

 

Patriots beat Hawks at Security Conference in Munich

The US made it public it brokered the transit of power in Ukraine. But we know perfectly well what exactly happened, who discussed candidates for the future Ukrainian government on the phone, who was at Maidan, and what is going on (in Ukraine) right now,” Lavrov said.

Saying “No” to Netanyahu

… Starting with Iran, the entire narrative of Iran as a nuclear threat is bogus, largely invented in Israel and the United States and in part based on manufactured evidence … There are three good reasons for saying “no” to Benjamin Netanyahu, or, even better, telling him to go away and stay away. First, he is striving mightily to involve the United States in a war with Iran for which there is no compelling national interest and which will cost Americans heavily in both lives and treasure … And third, he and his associates in the Israel Lobby are a cancer in our political system, using money and even coercion to bring about a “special relationship” that is hardly a relationship at all but is instead a mechanism to impel U.S. subordination to Israeli interests.

Stripping a Professor of Tenure Over a Blog Post

Professor John McAdams is being stripped of tenure by Marquette University for writing a blog post that administrators characterize as inaccurate and irresponsible.

Academics all over the United States ought to denounce the firing of the 69-year-old, a Harvard Ph.D. who taught courses on American politics and public policy. If tenure can be taken away based upon one controversial blog post, what protection does it offer? How many tenured professors will censor themselves from participating in public conversation to avoid a similar fate? Marquette has violated core academic values, regardless of what one thinks of McAdams’ commentary or the shabby treatment of the graduate instructor he was criticizing (who deserves sympathy for the horrifying torrent of misogyny others directed at her).

Loyal customers leaving Barclays after being told they’re TOO POOR: Some have been with the bank for 60 years but booted out because they don’t earn £75,000

Barclays is facing an exodus from customers furious at being booted out of an account because they are not rich enough — despite decades of loyalty.

This week, Money Mail has been bombarded with letters and emails from angry customers who feel insulted at being shunted out of an account because they don’t earn £75,000 a year.

It comes after we revealed how Barclays was moving up to 270,000 people from its paid-for Premier Life deal into a basic current account because it had introduced new rules which meant they weren’t wealthy enough to qualify.

Warsaw Ghetto Survivor Now Backs Monument to Righteous Gentiles

Warsaw — The controversy surrounding a monument to honor Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust has taken yet another turn, as Simcha Rotem, a prominent survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, has reconfirmed his support for the project, days after signing a letter protesting its location.
Note: Are there any monuments to the United States Veterans of WWII in Israel or anywhere else! Had enough yet!

Discontent with Washington, US states look to nullify federal laws

State legislatures in the US are considering more than 200 bills – from gun rights to marijuana accessibility – that would nullify or work around various federal laws and regulations crafted in Washington, according to a states’ rights advocacy group.

The Tenth Amendment Center told The Hill the 200-plus pieces of current legislation seeking to challenge or wrest control from the federal government mark a climate of both suspicion and empowerment. The center tracks and supports states’ rights initiatives across the country.

“People are becoming more and more concerned about the overreach of the federal government,” said the group’s spokesman, Mike Maharrey. “They feel the federal government is trying to do too much, it’s too big and it’s getting more and more in debt.”

Data stolen in Anthem data breach was not encrypted

The data breach at health insurer Anthem has certainly raised eyebrows across the US. They rose a lot more, however, once it was announced that the hacked database containing the personal information of 80 million people wasn’t encrypted.

What’s worse is that the organization isn’t legally required to encrypt that data.

Broad Health Dangers Discovered for Overuse of Antibiotics

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that antibiotics have an impact on the microorganisms that live in an animal’s gut that’s more broad and complex than previously known.

The findings help to better explain some of the damage these medications can do, and set the stage for new ways to study and offset those impacts…

Stopping a Smart TV From Eavesdropping On You Could Be a Felony

To make matters worse, high-level users who want to take their smart TVs apart to see how they work or to attempt to disable or modify the underlying software—for example, to disable the eavesdropping software, or make modifications to make captions easier to read for the visually impaired—could face felony charges under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. That’s because most smart TVs on the market have taken technological measures to prevent users from accessing or modifying firmware in order to prevent illegal copying and distribution of copyrighted material. But users could technically face felony charges for circumventing lockdown restrictions—even if the modifications they’re trying to make are legal under copyright law.

That means that even the act of verifying that voice recognition is turned off or that your TV isn’t sending reports about your viewing habits back to the manufacturer is a felony.

Obama: ‘We have to twist arms when countries don’t do what we need them to’

President Barack Obama has said the reality of “American leadership” at times entails “twisting the arms” of states which “don’t do what we need them to do,” and that the US relied on its military strength and other leverage to achieve its goals.

Fed mobilizes against Rand Paul’s audit legislation

The Federal Reserve is mobilizing against Sen. Rand Paul’s increasingly popular effort to audit the central bank.

“This is about interfering with the making of monetary policy. I respect the gentleman from Kentucky, but he’s wrong,” said Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher on Fox Business Monday evening.

Under the Constitution, only the government has the authority to make monetary policy, not a privately-owned central bank. And because the Constitution does not authorize the delegation of transfer of such authority, it would require a Constitutional amendment to do so. The federal Reserve is hence unconstitutional and the deb owed by the American people to the private central bankers is null and void.

US, France and UK close embassies in Yemen amid turmoil

The United States, Britain and France said Wednesday they were closing their embassies in Yemen amid the turmoil in the wake of the Shiite rebels’ takeover of the country.

The closures — almost four years to the date since the start of an Arab Spring uprising that ousted Yemen’s longtime autocratic ruler — were an ominous sign for the faltering, U.N.-brokered negotiations between the Houthi rebels and their political rivals, They also threatened to plunge this impoverished Arabian Peninsula country further into international isolation.

Three Muslim students killed at North Carolina campus

Three American students have been shot to death at a residential complex of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a suspect has been arrested over the incident, according to local police.

Chapel Hill police told local news outlets that Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was arrested and charged with killing the three Muslim students.

He is being held at the Durham County Jail, and is expected to make a first court appearance Wednesday morning.

In a statement posted online, Chapel Hill police said that “preliminary investigation indicates that the crime was motivated by an ongoing neighbour dispute over parking.”

“We understand the concerns about the possibility that this was hate-motivated and we will exhaust every lead to determine if that is the case,” the statement said.

Greek PM Tsipras: Reform on our own terms

Ahead of emergency eurozone talks, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has refused to bend on his country’s demand of renegotiating a bailout. The solution for Greece must come from Greece, he has said.

Poroshenko: Martial law possible if conflict escalates

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he would not rule out introducing martial law throughout the country if diplomacy fails. The announcement comes amid further casualties and ahead of peace talks in Minsk.

Obama sends Congress 3-year force authorization on Islamic State

President Obama on Wednesday will ask Congress for a formal war authorization against the Islamic State.

The document, which declares that the Islamist group “poses a grave threat” to the region, includes no geographic restrictions, meaning Mr. Obama could target Islamic State fighters anywhere in the world.

The authorization for use of military force — or AUMF — also will prohibit “enduring offensive combat operations,” though it does not explicitly ban ground combat operations.

Shelling of Donetsk bus station kills 6, injures 8 — health minister

Six people were killed and eight others were wounded on Wednesday morning when a shell hit a bus station in downtown Donetsk, the health minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic has said.

Russia preparing new humanitarian aid convoy for Donbas citizens

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has started preparing the next humanitarian aid convoy for the war-torn eastern Ukraine, the ministry’s press service said on Wednesday.

“The Emergencies Ministry currently continues delivering humanitarian cargos to the Rostov Region where the next convoy of vehicles is being formed for the citizens of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” a ministry spokesperson said.

Russia stands for territorial integrity of Ukraine — Security Council secretary

Moscow stands for territorial integrity of Ukraine. The authorities in Kiev should listen to the opinion of all of their citizens, Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said on Tuesday.

“Russia is unequivocally for the territorial integrity of Ukraine within the existing borders, on condition that Kiev should be prepared to turn an attentive ear to the opinion of regions and various groups of citizens,” Patrushev said in an interview to be published in tomorrow’s edition of Rossiiskaya Gazeta.

Patrushev pointed out that the Americans and their allies keep calling Russia an aggressor without any reasons.

Crimea has evidence of Ukraine telephone monopoly financing war in the east — premier

The Crimean authorities have compulsive evidence that the leadership of the Crimean subsidiary of Ukraine’s major fixed line operator Ukrtelecom has been financing a military operation in the south-east of Ukraine, republic’s Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov told reporters on Wednesday.

The prosecutor’s office is making checks, but there is evidence that the company was paying war taxes and supported a military operation in the south-east of Ukraine, he said.

Suspicions that Ukrtelecom’s leadership could be financing a military operation in Ukraine’s east emerged in December 2014, and the Crimean prosecutor’s office reported opening a criminal case.

Russia, Greece foreign ministers to discuss finance, energy cooperation, Ukraine crisis

The foreign ministers of Russia and Greece, Sergey Lavrov and Nikos Kotzias, will meet in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss cooperation between the two countries in finance, energy, transport and education spheres alongside developments in Ukraine.

If Greece leaves the EU and the Euro, and aligns with Russia, it blows the whole US “encirclement” of Russia out the window!

Italy’s South Tyrol may serve as model for Ukraine’s east — Italian FM

Italian autonomous region Trentino-Alto-Adige, also known as South Tyrol, can serve as a model for the settlement of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine’s east that could help to preserve the country’s territorial integrity, the Italian foreign minister told a local daily on Wednesday.

In an interview with La Stampa daily Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said that “the model of our South Tyrol may suit the eastern regions of Ukraine.”

“There is certainly a different context but this way we may find a solution to the preservation of the Ukrainian sovereignty and protection of its borders with the respect of minorities’ rights,” Gentiloni said.

EU institutions never discussed Russia’s disconnection from SWIFT — source

EU institutions never discussed the issue of Russia’s disconnection from the SWIFT international bank message system, a European source said at a briefing on Wednesday ahead of an extraordinary EU summit on February 12.

The EU summit is expected to discuss the Ukraine crisis.

“This issue was never considered by EU institutions and I would not speculate on this topic,” the European diplomat said.

Russia to take over presidency in BRICS Business Council on April 1

The summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS countries are scheduled to be held in Ufa, the capital of Russia’s Volga republic Bashkiria, on July 8-10, 2015

Russian defense minister to pay first visit to Venezuela

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu sets off on a three-day Latin American tour during which he will visit Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said.

The economic predations of the Private Central Banks are on the verge of driving Greece and Eastern Ukraine into alliance with Russia. The same thing could easily happen with Venezuela!

HSBC whistleblower: The media leaks ‘are only the tip of the iceberg’!

 

 

The Case to “Reinstate” the Bank of Canada

There is a very interesting legal case that is playing out in Canada at the moment. William Krehm, Anne Emmett, and COMER (The Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform: http://www.comer.org/) filed a lawsuit on December 12th, 2011, in Federal Court to try to force a restoration of the Bank of Canada to its mandated purposes. In essence, they want the Bank of Canada to provide interest-free loans to the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as provided for in the Bank of Canada Act.

This is getting zero corporate media coverage. Canada’s government has ordered the Canadian media to suppress this story and I am getting emails from Canadian readers that links to the story are blocked in Canada. A Google news search returns only this one article.

Minsk Summit Highlights A Shaky NATO Union – Russia Is Far From Isolated – US and UK Not Invited

 

 

Guess What Happened The Last Time The U.S. Dollar Skyrocketed In Value Like This?…

Over the past decade, there has been only one other time when the value of the U.S. dollar has increased by so much in such a short period of time. That was in mid-2008 – just before the greatest financial crash since the Great Depression.

Little Boxes on the Hillside… And We’re All the Same

We have indeed been reduced to mere cogs in the machines… look around us at the automated, redundant, cliche, monotonous and generic society that has been built up around us. Conformity becomes us.

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Eng subs-No Russian Troops in Ukraine- Obama still wants War

 

 

Media BLACKOUT: Bank of Canada sued and LOST

 

 

Gallup CEO Says He Might “Suddenly Disappear” After Calling Unemployment Stats A Lie

The unemployment numbers that are offered by the mainstream media and in government statistics are without a doubt fabricated, on the very basis of their criteria alone. The official unemployment numbers actually only include people who are currently on government unemployment assistance. This number does not include people who were denied or those who didn’t file for government assistance. This number also does not include people who have been unemployed for extended periods of time.

Recently, the world renowned polling news source Gallup reported that the government’s 5.6 percent unemployment figure was “The Big Lie.” Immediately following the release of that article, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, said in an interview with CNBC that he was afraid that he might “suddenly disappear” because he disputed the accuracy of US unemployment rates.

Russia to build Egypt’s 1st nuclear plant: Sisi

Russia will assist Egypt to establish its first nuclear power plant, and enter into a free trade zone and industrial zone in Egypt, President Sisi announced Tuesday.

Debunking the “The Saudis did 9-11″ nonsense!

Remember that Saudi Arabia was being framed for 9-11 right from the start. One of the accused hijackers, a Saudi Pilot named Saeed Al-Ghamdi, was still alive after 9-11 and sued the US Government for defaming him.

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don’t need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

Which is why we know that the claim that Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11 has no more basis in fact than the claim that Saddam had nuclear weapons or that Assad gassed his own people right in front of the UN chemical weapons inspectors.

Axelrod book: Obama lied on same-sex marriage… DOCUMENTS: Supported in 1996, was ‘undecided’ in 1998, opposed in 2008

 

 

Pentagon deploys A-10 attack jets, 300 pilots to Germany amid #Ukraine turmoil

 

 

Elizabeth Warren opposes “congressional meddling” ‘Audit the Fed’ bill

It would appear the powers that be are getting nervous

US Government/Central Bankers Talk Peace In Ukraine, But Their Message Is War

 

Obama seeks broad powers to wage geographically limitless war on ISIS

Analysts raise alarm at presidential proposal for congressional authorization,

Oil Bounce a “Head-Fake,” Price Could Plunge to $20: Citi

 

 

Bishop slams President Obama.

 

 

Hawaiian Independence Movement Attracts Chinese Interest

 

 

Port Of Los Angeles Claims It Can’t Accept Cargo As Docks Sit Relatively Empty

                                  

 

Internet racists ‘could be dealt with in same way as sex offenders’

With Hitler and holocaust among the top 35 key words used on Twitter over the summer, it was decided that something needs to be done about online race hate.

Alice Walker disinvited from University of Michigan over ‘Israel comments’

World-renowned American author Alice Walker has been disinvited from giving a speech at the University of Michigan because a donor objects to her views on Israel, the agent negotiating the contract was told.

Venezuela announces new currency system, large devaluation seen

 

 

West Coast port shutdown could cost retailers billions

 

 

The Rothschild Family – Puppet Masters – World’s Only Trillionaires

“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire, …The man that controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply.” – Baron Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1815

Crisis Investing: Americans Are Not Prepared For The Collapse Of The Dollar: “There Will Be Riots”

An incredibly insightful interview from one of the few people in the world who really understand how current geo-political machinations will lead to economic and financial consequences that will reverberate for decades to come.

The winds are shifting. Are you ready for the storm?

Boycott Hamas, brand Hezbollah terrorists, don’t trust Iran…

Jewish leaders in the UK have produced their own election Manifesto spelling out what they expect from our politicians

Samsung Smart TVs Are Inserting Ads Into Your Movies

As if listening to their unfortunate owners wasn’t Orwellian enough, Samsung’s Smart TVs are now inserting ads in your movies, reports Gigaom: Thought you could watch that video on your local hard drive without ads? Think again: A number of owners of Samsung’s smart TVs are reporting this week that their TV sets started to interrupt their movie viewing with Pepsi ads, which seem to be dynamically inserted into third-party content.

Get Ready for a Greek Meltdown & Global Inflation (Video)

 

 

Hallmark recalls Hanukkah wrapping paper after customers find swastikas in design

Hallmark Cards has pulled all rolls of a Hanukkah wrapping paper off its shelves after customers said they saw swastikas in the print.

Time reports that Hallmark recalled the holiday gift wrap after receiving a complaint from a customer who saw the product at a Walgreens in California. The company alerted their stores of the issue Monday after the complaint was filed Sunday.
Note: Had enough yet!

Urban Outfitters sells tapestry resembling Holocaust uniform worn by gay prisoners

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, says the tapestry too closely resembles the uniforms, The Huffington Post reports. In a press release, Foxman acknowledges that while the pattern choice was not on purpose, it continues to be offensive.

“Whether intentional or not, this gray and white stripped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture. We urge Urban Outfitters to immediately remove the product eerily reminiscent of clothing forced upon the victims of the Holocaust from their stores and online.”
Note: Had enough yet!

Spanish retailer Mango apologizes for blouse with pattern that resembles Nazi symbol

Spanish retailer Mango has recalled a blouse from their European stores after customers complained that the lightning bolt pattern resembled an insignia worn by soldiers in Nazi Germany.
Note: One cannot help but wonder just how much more of this the world will take. Had enough yet!

Israel’s Netanyahu Says He Will Speak ‘For Entire Jewish People’ In Addressing US Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to make a controversial speech to Congress and compared the appearance to his journey to Paris after last month’s terror attacks against Jews. “I went to Paris not just as the prime minister of Israel but as a representative of the entire Jewish people,” Netanyahu said during a conference for French-speaking Likud activists, Haaretz reported. “Just as I went to Paris, so I will go anyplace I’m invited to convey the Israeli position against those who want to kill us. Those who want to kill us are, first and foremost, any Iranian regime that says outright it plans to destroy us. I will not hesitate to say what’s needed to warn against this danger, and prevent it.”

Almost every major patent concept from the 1930s was in chemistry. Today, all software.

 

 

How Russia Plans To Retaliate For The Saudi-Driven Collapse In Oil

A week ago we explained that yet another conspiracy theory, one involving virtually every geopolitical hotzone, from Saudi Arabia, to Russia, the United States, Qatar, Syria, ISIS, and Ukraine, has become fact when our speculation from last September, namely that the plunge in oil was an choreographed move between the US and the Saudis (even if Kerry realized – we hope – that it meant a recession for the US energy producing states and a collapse in the only vibrant US industry of the past decade: shale), one seeking to dislodge Russian control over the Syrian government and to facilitate the passage of a Qatar pipeline under Syrian territory.

Britain ‘reserves right’ to arm Ukraine: minister

Britain reserves the right to arm Ukraine and will not allow the Ukrainian army to collapse, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Tuesday.

“It’s a national decision for each country in the NATO alliance to decide whether to supply lethal aid to Ukraine,” he said in a statement to MPs.

“The UK is not planning to do so but we reserve the right to keep this position under review,” he said.

Now you know why they are trying to keep the Chilcot report under wraps!

“Grave” repercussions for NATO if Greece turn to Russia

Kammenos, who is a member of the Independent Greeks, the right-wing party who formed a coalition with left-wing Syriza after they failed to secure a majority in January’s elections, warned that: “Plan B is to get funding from another source. It could be the United States at best, it could be Russia, it could be China or other countries.”

MUST WATCH! JP MORGAN ADMITS ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IS COMMING WATCH NOW

Is it just me, or does it seem like the #1 goal of all Central Banks is to get everyone more indebted?

 

 

Russia will help Egypt build ‘a whole new nuclear power industry’

Russia will contribute to building “a whole new nuclear power industry” in Egypt, President Vladimir Putin has announced as the two countries have signed a number of agreements after a meeting in Cairo. The leaders of Russia and Egypt have signed “a memorandum of understanding to build the first nuclear plant in [the northern city of] El-Dabaa,” Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi has told reporters at a news conference at Cairo’s Al Qubba presidential palace.

Brian Williams Has Been Suspended for Six Months from NBC

Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC News for six months, according to an announcement tonight from network president Deborah Turness obtained by Mediaite. Williams is suspended without pay and “effective immediately.”

White House preparing military response If diplomacy with Russia fails

The world is now on the cusp of total war

Terrorism: Ultimate Weapon of the Global Elite

By this definition, the two major categories of terrorist are those political leaders who perpetrate state terror by attacking other countries (ranging from launching a war, perhaps following a false flag operation, to conducting a drone strike) – see the classic book ‘The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda’

Halliburton to cut 6,500 jobs locally, globally

 

 

Death count doubles: Red Cross retrieved 1,300+ fighters’ bodies in Afghanistan in 2014

 

 

NBC Can’t Stop Screwing Up | SUPERcuts! #161

 

 

German Reporter Asks ‘Nobel Laureate Obama’ for His ‘Red Line’ in Ukraine, Obama Dodges

 

 

Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace

 

 

Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones

 

 

Should we have bailed out the banks for making risky loans?

 

 

An executive order recently signed by Barack Obama expands the list of illnesses, confirmed or suspected, that the federal government can use as an excuse to illegally detain and quarantine you against your will.

 

If you love Israel so much, go and fucking live there.

Many US lawmakers, Americans ‘more loyal’ to Israel

Many US lawmakers and Jewish Americans are guilty of “treason” for being “more loyal” to Israel than to the United States, an American investigative journalist says.

RED ALERT: Lawmakers introduce measure to ban high-capacity magazines

 

 

Europe’s Greek Showdown: The Sum Of All Statist Errors

 

 

Revealed: Obama’s 332-page Plan To Control The Internet… Commissioner: ‘it Is Worse Than I Had Imagined’… Media Ignore…

 

 

US Plans To Open Naval Base In Australia Risking More ‘Inflamed Tensions’ With China

With Russia allegedly moving its military presence deeper into NATO territory in Europe (with a Cyrpiot base), Bloomberg reports that in response to the regions’ growing strategic importance, the US plans to open naval base in Australia (risking further “inflamed tensions” with China) in the midst of a “pivot-to-Asia” that will see 60% of its naval forces deployed in the region by 2020. The latest move, Admiral Greenert confirms, “we’re doing a study together with the Australia Defence Force to see what might be feasible for naval cooperation in and around Australia, which might include basing ships,” as the Indian Ocean and South China Seas are becoming “geostrategic hot spots.”

Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank

 

 

Tomorrow Greece Decides: Europe… Or Russia

“Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias is to visit Moscow on Wednesday to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s Interfax and TASS news agencies reported on Monday citing a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry.” In other words, at precisely the same time as the FinMin is in Brussels discussing the fate, or lack thereof, of Greece in the Eurozone, the new Greek foreign miniser will be in the Kremlin, getting instant updates from Brussels and perhaps discussing the fate of Greece in the Eurasian Economic Union. Or put in the simplest of terms, tomorrow Greece will decide: Europe, or Russia.

Dutch Government Releases MH17 Documents, Many Redacted

The Dutch government released dozens of documents Tuesday about the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but much of the information was redacted.

Flashback: CNN Fake Iraq War Newscast Footage

Charles Jaco was the CNN reporter famous for covering the 1990 Persian Gulf War.

The first part of this video shows the stage set he was on, and he was clowning around with fellow CNN staff. The Saudi Arabian “hotel” in the background were fake palm trees and a blue wall in a studio. This clip was leaked by CNN staff.

The second part of this video was a live CNN satellite feed recorded onto VHS showing the final cut. Charles Jaco was wearing a different jacket, but he had the same act. The acting was terrible as Charles Jaco wore a gas mask, and his fellow correspondent Carl Rochelle wore a helmet. The sirens and missile sound effects are part of the stage set. The camera never pans out or shows the sky.

Flashback: CNN CRISIS ACTOR EXPOSED!!

Dan Page of the St.Louis County Police Department participating in a CNN Psychological Operation mainly targeting black Americans. What is more interesting is a lecture Page gave in 2012, where he gave in good detail plans of the NWO takeover.

The worldwide debt tsunami: The planetary debt total now stands at $200 trillion compared to world GDP. The greatest danger is central bankers – they’re going to bankrupt the world.

 

 

The Significant Difficulty of Clear Thinking in Dark Time Zones.

It is these banking families and tiny collectives of mercenary beings who are behind nearly every conflict on Earth. Their greatest defense for their continuance is to paint themselves as victims of history, when their own victims outnumber them a million to one. They control those portions of history that are selectively written. They control what books are published and what the books contain. They control the curriculum of the educational systems. They control the news and whatever art is permitted to be displayed or performed. They are near exclusively Satanists and that is why illiterate zombies like Kanye West are celebrated and enjoy such a wide proliferation of their incredibly mediocre efforts. They are the force that causes catamite redundancy clowns like Beck to proclaim that uninspired pornographers like West are geniuses. This allows for the airways of the world to be polluted by the banal and profane efforts of people like Nikki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne.

America We’ve Got A Problem: Prescription Drug Abuse And Addiction Is Becoming A More Common Form Of Substance Abuse Due To The Easy Availability Of Pharmaceuticals From Physicians.

 

 

Star Trek Continues 2015

 

 

Virginia House Votes 96-4 to Take Second Step Against NDAA Indefinite Detention

Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to push back against federal indefinite detention powers. The vote was 96-4.

In 2013, Virginia was the first state to pass legislation in response to the indefinite detention powers purportedly authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012, still active today. That law was a first step, limited in scope, forbidding state agencies, in some situations, from cooperating with some federal attempts to exercise the indefinite detention provisions written into sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act…

Novorossia Military Report 10 February 2015

The latest news from the war-zones of Debaltsevo, Gorlovka, Donbass, Donetsk and Mariupol.

Who owns Stephen Harper?

More than $2 million was donated to the Prime Minister’s two leadership bids, but the identities of his major backers have never been publicly disclosed.

Gartman: Volatility ‘Unlike Anything I’ve seen in 40 Years’

 

 

The more the West sees the Ukraine crisis as another Cold War the worse it will get

The talk – especially coming out of the US – is increasingly disturbing.

“Forgive Us Our Debts” – Collapse Will See Bailins

 

 

U.S. to unveil new cyber security agency

 

 

Pentagon says ISIS killed US hostage Kayla Jean Mueller

The Pentagon says American hostage Kayla Jean Mueller died at the hands of Islamic State and not in a Jordanian airstrike targeting the militant group.

Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby was asked Tuesday if there was any doubt who killed the aid worker.

He replied: “No doubt. ISIL,” using the initials the group is known by.

Kirby says U.S. officials still don’t know how Mueller died. But he added that officials are certain it was not in one of the airstrikes Jordan launched in retaliation for the killing of one of its pilots.

Get ready for another faked video from SITE!

Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

Washington pundits are jumping on a proposal to send weapons to Ukraine. Here’s why they all need to take a deep breath.

Ukrainian Woman Takes down War & Draft with Honesty, Heart and Love

These two women are awesome. Courage; Anger channeled for all the right reasons. They speak for humanity, not just for Ukraines- These women speak for all of humanity when saying things like: Paraphrasing- The state takes away our human rights!- because they do!

Why should we go and kill them because they want to live on their own land

We won’t listen anymore. Our husbands are not going to fight
Our children are not going to fight

All of us together we will be strong- Quit ruining our families. Our human lives. That’s enough.

Munich Security Conference – Hot Issues and Vibrant Debates as Ukraine Steals the Show

From February 6 to 8, 2015, Munich was again in the focus of international politics with over 400 renowned decision-makers in international politics, including about twenty heads of state and government and more than sixty foreign and defence ministers, 30 CEOs of large global companies as well as strong parliamentary delegations coming together at the 51st Munich Security Conference (MSC) to discuss current and future issues in foreign and security policy focused heavily on the new Russia – West standoff over Ukraine and the Islamic State posing a global threat among other acute issues.

America is choking on a corrupt monetary system designed to transfer wealth from the population to the banks and financial sector.

 

 

British stooges pitch for Israel ahead of UK polls

Stuart Littlewood examines a document produced by the Board of Deputies of British Jews which seeks to wrest pro-Israel policy commitments from political parties ahead of the 2015 UK general elections.

White House Petition – Provide kneepads to all Congressmen to prevent injury while groveling at the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Most congressmen are elderly and such frequent groveling may cause injuries which can be easily prevented by the provision of kneepads.

Further, as all congressmen receive health care subsidized 100% by taxpayers, the prevention of groveling-related injuries benefits public finances.

UK just waking up to HSBC’s financial terrorism.

 

 

US official admits to UK role in rendition to Diego Garcia

A senior official from the Bush administration has admitted that the then Labour British government was complicit in the CIA’s extraordinary rendition, interrogation and torture. Britain colluded in the use of the British overseas territory of Diego Garcia by the US for its criminal activities.

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

 

Cop probed over Rotherham child sex abuse scandal hit by car and dies 11 days later

A serving police officer who was being investigated as part of an undercover probe into the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has died.

David Quintieri: The Money Printing Fiasco Has No End In Sight

 

Ukraine: Military Coup Inevitable

The process aimed at finding peaceful settlement of Ukraine’s crisis is re-launched. Now the question pops up – who should sign a corresponding agreement on the part of Ukraine? A year has passed since the Ukraine’s government was forcibly removed. Experts strongly believe that a military coup is inevitable. It’s a matter of time, driving forces and scenarios.

Gold Higher in Every Currency But the Dollar…This Can’t Last

6 Heroes Who Refused to Torture

Why was it again that, as President Obama said, “we tortured some folks” after the 9/11 attacks? Oh, right, because we were terrified. Because everyone knows that being afraid gives you moral license to do whatever you need to do to keep yourself safe. That’s why we don’t shame or punish those who were too scared to imagine doing anything else. We honor and revere them.

“There is a growing consensus in the market that an unspoken currency war has broken out.”

 

 

The World, ISIS and The Oppressed Palestinians

Because the world is now ruled by injustice, the story of the Palestinian child Mohammad Abu Khdeir who was burnt alive did not go viral in the main stream media.

The story is not fresh, but the unjustified brutal burning of the Jordanian pilot, and its world wide coverage reminded me with the story of Mohammad Abu Khdeir.

It is documented now that the human brain depends on comparison to distinguish between various scenes, and this is the cornerstone of the visual illusion.

The main stream media did not focus on burning of the Jordanian pilot due to humanity, or because the pilot is a Muslim Arab, or because the event was shocking. The concealed reason is because the Western alliance against ISIS and its Arab allies need a further solid justification to intervene in the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts.

I will give a clear proof in this regard, which is:

American student loan debt ($1.1 trillion) exceeds the total all Americans owe on credit cards ($0.7 trillion)

 

 

First Palestinian embassy in W. Europe opens in Sweden

The first-ever Palestinian embassy in Western Europe has opened in Sweden on Tuesday evening, the Swedish prime minister’s press service said. President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Stockholm for the event.

“It’s complete horse sh*t!”: Watch an Ivy League professor dismantle GOP’s austerity lie

As devoted readers of Paul Krugman know well, there’s plenty of evidence from the last six years indicating that austerity, the idea that the government can best boost the economy by engaging in significant tax hikes as well as spending cuts, simply doesn’t work — at least not in today’s economic conditions. With the U.S. going through a period of significant GDP growth, a decrease in the unemployment rate and a falling deficit, it’s a lesson that holds less salience today than it did in years past. But in the eurozone economy, the application of “expansionary austerity” has been vigorous — and rather unsuccessful.

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Latest News 11 February 2015

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.” — Thomas Jefferson

Ban racists from social media, anti-Semitism report says

The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-Semitism wants prosecutors to examine whether prevention orders like those used to restrict sex offenders’ internet access could be used.

The cross-party group also highlighted the use of anti-Semitic terms online.

Last week, a Community Security Trust report said UK anti-Semitic incidents more than doubled to 1,168 in 2014.

Oil Price Crash Could Trigger Major Financial Collapse – Economic Forecaster

 

Nanny State: Cops Stop Teens from Shoveling Snow Without Their Government Issued Permit

It’s official. We live in a country where a high schooler can’t even earn $20 shoveling snow out of a neighbor’s driveway without Uncle Sam taking a cut. What a greedy lowlife scumbag that guy is.

The Global Ramifications Of The Swiss Currency Revaluation May Be A Lot More Severe Than You First May Have Thought.? Don’t Let The Recent Drop In The Gold Price Fool You – US Retail Demand For Gold And Silver Sky-high!

 

GREENSPAN: USA HEADED FOR ‘POLITICAL CRISIS’

 

Study: Chemotherapy-Treated Cancer Patients Die Sooner than No Treatment at All

If you get cancer, where will you turn for treatment?

Your options are Chemotherapy, which is refused by 75% of doctors, works only 2-3% of the time, and has been shown in a study to cause more cancer, or, you can utilize natural substances found in nature that science has shown are powerful Cancer Cures, with virtually no side effects.

Despite the horrid report card for chemotherapy treatment, people to this day continue to receive treatment, as doctors profit from each patient to whom they deal these toxic drugs.

Consider this article the final, crushing blow to chemotherapy and the cancer industry.
Science Shows the Untreated Live Longer

After studying the life span of cancer patients for 25 years, Professor of Medical Physics and Physiology at Berkeley, California, Dr. Hardin B. Jones delivered a report, sending shockwaves through an American Cancer Society Seminar in 1969.

We not only have a security industrial complex and a military industrial complex; the US has a medical industrial complex as well.

Please, as a consumer, educate yourself about nutrition, supplements, diet, and exercise.

If you do wind up having a health crisis, be the most informed healthcare client you can be; in this arena, knowledge is definitely power.

Australia discontinues water, electricity services for Aboriginals

The Australian government has decided to discontinue the provision of water and electricity supplies to up to 200 indigenous communities, saying it can no longer afford the basic services, delegating it to state governments.

The remote communities, located across the northern tip of Australia and the Kimberley in the country’s northwest, will be deprived of essential services with the decision by the federal government, Vice News agency reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Western Australia (WA) state government has said it cannot afford to cover the costs either, estimating that at least some of the 274 communities in the state – perhaps as many as 200 – will have to close.

WA Premier Colin Barnett has, however, announced that cutting water and electricity supplies does not mean the communities will have to close down.

“There is nothing to stop people going on to land,” Barnett said.

Sorry, Australian government; I have been to Sidney, and loved the city, and the people.

However, these decisions, at both territorial and national levels, reek of the stench of ethnic cleansing against Australia’s First People: there is just no other way to say this politely.

Tory bankers – hypocrites and thieves

How does privileged prime minister David Cameron have the nerve to tell company directors that “put simply—it’s time Britain had a pay rise”?

This is the man who has pushed austerity and caused the longest fall in living standards since the Victorian age.

As prime minster he has continued to freeze the pay of public sector workers year after year.

Israelis Cry Foul on U.S. Cash Influencing Their Election

In a Tel Aviv storefront, 84-year-old volunteer Zelda Harris is working the phones for the V15 group trying to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. U.S. billionaire S. Daniel Abraham, founder of Slim-Fast Foods Co., is helping to fund the effort.

Across the country, men and women in red jumpsuits hand out free copies of Israel Hayom, a pro-Netanyahu daily. The paper is financed by American gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson.

Critics are concerned that cash from overseas donors will affect next month’s vote. “I would like to see foreign money out of Israeli politics,” said Hebrew University of Jerusalem political science Professor Menachem Hofnung. “Legally, it would be very difficult to do” because “you can’t stop people from funding certain ideas,” he said.

The law prohibits foreigners and Israelis living overseas from donating directly to candidates’ campaigns in the general election.

Oh, PLEASE, like Israeli and AIPAC money do not skewer and twist American elections into a pro-Israel direction, even when what is right and good for Tel Aviv is NOT right and good for the American people?!!?

Someone please hand me a bucket: I think I am going to HURL copiously at this hypocrisy!!

Obama on national security: ‘I get a thick book full of death’

 

World can’t rely on U.S. to carry economy forever: Canada

The United States is carrying the world economy at the moment but that is not sustainable, and other major nations must shoulder more of the load, Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Friday.

Sanders: $1T infrastructure bill would be cheaper than Iraq War

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Monday that his bill to spend $1 trillion over the next five years to boost the nation’s transportation infrastructure would cost less than what the U.S. government spent on the Iraq War.

Obama still argues that we can’t have transparency or the terrorists will win

The Obama administration, self-described Most Transparent Administration in History™, is currently engaged in a multi-pronged legal battle to prevent an iota more transparency related to illegal torture. If there was any lingering hopes that the President might use the last two years of his final term in office to bring some accountability to the despicable actions of the CIA or the US military, it appears that he will instead continue to use the power of the office to fight to keep them hidden.

Later today, the government will showcase its latest suppression effort, as the Justice Department will urge a federal judge in New York to keep secret hundreds of photos of torture from Abu Ghraib prison from almost a decade ago. President Obama once promised to release the photos, only to reverse himself months after coming into office – and he’s since been fighting for years to keep them secret.

Imagine my (absence of) surprise here.

History will ultimately judge President Obama as one of the most profound disappointments of American leadership in the 21st century.

And despite his faux populist persona, he is no less a slave to the global corporate and banking institutions than are his Republican counterparts.

It doesn’t matter any more which of the two parties gets elected nationally; what wins is more corporate wealth; more personal wealth inequality; and more wars.

USA TODAY JOINS FORCES WITH CHARLIE

Below is a cartoon, by Cameron Cardow of the Ottawa Citizen, that USA Today selected as its daily editorial cartoon for February 2. It’s not a terribly hard cartoon to parse: Islam is the modern equivalent of Nazism, and threatens a new Holocaust. The cartoon lists entities that have nothing in common with each other aside from their connection to Islam–political movements like Hezbollah and Hamas, who have been the targets of far more violence than they are responsible for, along with groups like ISIS and Boko Haram, terrorist groups whose victims are primarily Muslim. Hezbollah and ISIS are actually engaged in intense warfare with each other.

LOOK THROUGH THE EYES OF A PALESTINIAN TEEN

The short documentary “Khelil Helwa (Hebron is Beautiful)” follows a young boy from Hebron’s Tel Rumeida neighborhood as he goes about his daily life, uncovering the matrix of Israeli military control that defines every aspect of life in the occupied West Bank.For Palestinians, the footage may at first appear somewhat unremarkable, and the scenes of soldiers barking orders and even arresting the film’s 15-year-old star, Awni Abu Shamsiya, are heart-breakingly familiar.But for Israeli-American filmmaker Yuval Orr, it was the hope of showing the footage to Israeli audiences that motivated production.

‘CELEBRATING’ THE NEW YEAR OF TREES IN ISRAEL

This holiday has its origins not in the Bible, but rather in the Mishna, which was written in the early 3rd century CE. It is primarily an agricultural holiday, as evinced by its other name, New Year of Trees.

This holiday is celebrated in the midst of the rainy season (late January or early February). It was originally a holiday with halakhic (Jewish legal) significance, as it was used to mark the age of a tree for the purpose of harvesting and tithing its fruit – tithes that were given to the priests who served in the Temple and did not own any land.

The truth about our corrupt world and what humanity has become.

 

This Teen Says She Got Fired From Her Job Over A Tweet Before She’d Even Started

 

German Jewish community angered as national anti-Semitism commission excludes Jews

Leading Jewish groups have slammed the German government for creating a new commission on anti-Semitism without including a single Jew.

Julius Schoeps from the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies on Tuesday called it “a unique scandal” that the Interior Ministry did not include any Jewish scientists or community leaders on the commission it created to fight anti-Semitism and support Jewish life in Germany.

Gen Allen: Iraq’s Anti-ISIS Ground Offensive to Begin Within Weeks

After several months of sort of spinning its wheels in the war against ISIS, retired Gen. John Allen, who’s become sort of the global ambassador to the war, says the Iraqi “ground offensive” will begin in a matter of weeks.

Gen. Allen, whose comments were made to Jordan’s state media, said the coalition intends to provide “major firepower” for the offensive, and that the goal is to “take back Iraq.”

The comments don’t go on to say exactly what this offensive will include, but they certainly give the impression of this being the “big one” which Iraq has been hoping for to try to retake Mosul.

Please take a look at the map on the right hand side of this article.

Mosul, once retaken, would be a perfect staging area for a ground invasion of Syria, under the pretext of “fighting Isis” there.

And General Allen, sir, I have a bone to pick with you: this story should have been in all American outlets, rather than Jordanian outlets, and the coming actions confirmed first.

Bring Back The Bradbury!

‘Britain’s temporary equivalent to Lincoln’s Greenback and Jack Kennedy’s Silver backed US Treasury Notes. These Bradbury Pounds were issued at the beginning of World War 1 to prevent a run on the banks and the request most ironically seemed to come from the banks themselves! These ‘interest free’ notes were issued as a form of ‘national credit and were signed by John Bradbury, the then secretary to the Treasury, rather than the chief cashier of the ‘Bank of England’, Britain’s private central bank (it certainly was back then prior to 1946).

They were soon withdrawn after the liquidity crisis was over as it limited the banks from making a healthy profit from the war.

 

Greece could seek Russian, US, Chinese cash if Germany blocks new deal

Greece warns that if informal EU leader Germany remains rigid on granting Athens a new deal, it will seek assistance elsewhere. The US, Russia and China are the possible candidates.

Dick Cheney and the Worship of Torture

“I knew what I was doing,” Harry Truman said after the atomic bombs he ordered dropped not once but twice on Japanese cities—140,000 people dead in Hiroshima that night; 80,000 three days later in Nagasaki; many thousands more, slowly of radiation sickness. “I have no regrets,” Truman boasted. “Under the same circumstances, I would do it again.”

Netanyahu rejects criticism: I am determined to address Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he is determined to address the U.S. Congress on Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu rejected the criticism in the United States and Israel, saying that “while some are busy with protocol or politics, a bad deal with Iran is taking shape.”

Speaking at a Likud election event, Netanyahu added that, as prime minister, it is his duty to do everything in his power to prevent a dangerous deal with Iran. “From the day Israel was established to this day, there have been essential differences between Israel and the U.S., and relations remained sound – this will be the case this time as well,” he said.

“This is not a political issue or a party issue, neither here nor there. This is an existential issue, and I approach it with the fullest responsibility.”

Translation from Netanyahu-ese into English:

“I will do my best to destroy any possibility of the P5+1 talks reaching a successful conclusion, and hijack US foreign policy on Iran…because I can!!

And sir, forgive me, but talking about Iran as an alleged “existential threat” is morally disingenuous in the extreme.

Iran has not started a fight in over 200 years.

One certainly cannot say the same for the State of Israel, however.

And let just say, for the sake of argument, that Iran did develop a nuclear bomb. What would that mean for the State of Israel, which already has nuclear bombs?!?

It would mean, sir, that Israel could no longer attack Iran because it had a nuclear deterrent.THAT is what you are trying desperately to prevent.

The Iranian leadership is many things, but stupid is not one of them. They understand that should they attempt to attack Israel, the US and Israel would reduce Iran to smoldering green glass. So, the bottom line here is, they would not.

And just as do the Israelis, the Iranians love their children as well.

And am I not correct that Iran is home to one of the oldest continuing Jewish communities on the planet, who are so content with their lives in Iran that they are not too eager to “make aliyah” (immigrate to Israel)?!?

IF there were racial intolerance against the Jews of Iran, they would be moving as fast as they can from Iran, to find a new home in Israel, or somewhere else. But as you know, in the 1979 Iranian Constitution, Jews, Christians and Bahais were given the status of respected minority religions, and have a seat at the table in the Iranian Parliament.

Uh, sir, how many Palestinians are allowed to stand for election in the Knesset?!?!?
It is both a fair, and reasonable question, don’t you think?!?

MyCoin closes its doors, $387 million in investor funds vanishes

Bitcoin exchange MyCoin has closed its doors, potentially leaving up to 3,000 investors out of pocket.

The closure of the Bitcoin exchange was originally reported by the South China Morning Post on Monday. MyCoin, a supposed Hong Kong-based virtual currency trading exchange, has reportedly closed its doors leaving as many as 3,000 local investors with combined losses of HK$3 billion ($387 million).

Idaho state parks department eyes corporate sponsorship

 

Washington Man Paralyzed by Botulism from Improperly Canned Food

So you know those people who say,”I’ve never heard of anyone getting botulism from home-canned food. That’s just a scare tactic from the USDA.” Well, you can tell them about Mr. O’Connell, who still hasn’t fully recovered from his bout with unsafely preserved food. In fact, he may never completely recover.

LG Will Take The ‘Smart’ Out Of Your Smart TV If You Don’t Agree To Share Your Viewing And Search Data With Third Parties

 

 

Sen. Patrick Leahy, key Democrat, won’t attend Netanyahu’s Congress speech

Senator Patrick Leahy, a key U.S. Senate Democrat and the chamber’s most senior member, said Tuesday that he would not attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress.

The seven-term senator from Vermont called the speech, arranged by House Speaker John Boehner and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, is “a tawdry and high-handed stunt that has embarrassed not only Israel but the Congress itself.”

Leahy joins an increasingly long list of lawmakers who are planning to boycott the speech. According to The Hill news website, more than a dozen congressional Democrats are planning to skip the address. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, announced on Monday he won’t attend.

California Has Allowed Oil And Gas Companies To Dump Dangerous Chemicals Into Pristine Underground Aquifers

 

In Memory of Anthony Lawson

“A principled voice (such a voice!) and expert videographer for humanity has fallen silent. I am deeply saddened by this news. Anthony sensed and reported with visceral certainty the wrongs visited upon the hapless Christians and Muslims of Palestine by the criminally psychotic ideology Zionism and its adherents. I am duly proud that I once facilitated Anthony’s voiceover of a superior article on Palestine-Israel written by New Mexico’s Joe Mowrey; it was presented multiple times on the Oahu public-access TV system circa 2006 by me and my co-producer, the since-departed Dr. Ramsis G. Lutfy. May both R.I.P.” — Robert H Stiver.

The US Intelligence Community Is Bigger Than Ever, but Is It Worth It?

The U.S. spends nearly $1 trillion on national security programs and agencies annually, more than any other nation in the world. Yet despite this enormous investment, there is not enough evidence to show the public that these programs are keeping Americans any safer – especially in the intelligence community. Excessive government secrecy prohibits the public and oversight agencies alike from determining whether our expensive intelligence enterprise is worth the investment.

Washington closing down embassy in Yemen completely: US official

An American official in Washington has confirmed that the United States is closing down its embassy in Yemen completely and the ambassador will depart the Arab country by Wednesday.

VIDEO: INTRODUCING BOSTON DYNAMIC’S SPOT

Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.

Demolition fail! Tower remains standing after more than 4,000lbs of explosives are used to implode Las Vegas Clarion Hotel-Casino

With the sound of slot machines blurring out the noise, more than 4,000 pounds of explosives were used to demolish a Las Vegas hotel before sunrise Tuesday.

The 12-story Clarion casino-hotel, which opened its doors in 1970 and was briefly owned by actress Debbie Reynolds, became the 13th hotel to gain implosion infamy in Sin City.

However, despite the high-power blast, one tower remained standing on the end of the building and a second demolition job is expected.

TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel

Precedents exist for requiring citizens to produce special ID for domestic travel; they include Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and Russia (both Imperial and Soviet).

Over the Christmas season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quietly announced that America was walking down that path. By 2016, all domestic air travel will require either a traditional passport or a federally-compliant ID card called “Real ID.” State driver’s licenses will no longer allow Americans access to domestic flights, as they do now. Real ID will constitute an internal passport.

The courts have repeatedly ruled that travel is a Constitutional right that may not be infringed on. U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in Saenz v. Roe, 526 U.S. 489 (1999) held that the United States Constitution protected three separate aspects of the right to travel among the states: the right to enter one state and leave another, the right to be treated as a welcome visitor rather than a hostile stranger (protected by the “privileges and immunities” clause in Article IV, § 2). Having to have an internal passport is being treated as a hostile stranger!

After fluoride, how LITHIUM could be put in tap water to beat depression

 

Putin urges Kiev to hold direct dialogue with insurgents

The conflict in Ukraine can only end if Kiev holds direct talks with representatives of the insurgents in the eastern region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

“Russia strongly calls for a comprehensive and exclusively peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis based on the Minsk agreements, which were largely achieved owing to the initiative and efforts of the Russian side,” Putin told Egypt’s state-run Al- Ahram newspaper before his state visit to Cairo.

Ukrainians need to “gather around the negotiating table” and Russia will continue to make efforts to facilitate “sustainable and direct contacts” between Kiev and the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk (DPR and LPR), Putin said.

What Putin has said here is completely, sanely logical; and this means that Poroshenko and Obama will completely reject it out of hand.

Tom Cotton: U.S. Should Be ‘Proud’ Of How It Treats Guantanamo Detainees

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Monday said the U.S. should be “proud” of how it treats the “savages” it detains at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.

“Terrorists need no excuse to attack us here. They’ve shown that for decades and decades,” Cotton said on Fox News’ “The Kelly File.” “We should be proud for the way we treated these savages at Guantanamo Bay and the way our soldiers conduct themselves all around the world to include the people doing the very hard work at Guantanamo Bay.”

Last year, a lawyer for one Guantanamo detainee said that videos of his client being force-fed were so disturbing that he had trouble sleeping after viewing them. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for the closure of the facility last month, saying that it had created a “psychological scar.” A 2009 report by Amnesty International said detainees were subjected to incredibly harsh conditions, including sleep deprivation and force-feeding.

I am having a palm to forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this.

And I would share the following observation with Senator Cotton. Many of these men have been convicted of no crime whatsoever; but, as you well know, many of them have been tortured.

And here is the problem, Senator Cotton: there are many at Gitmo who the US government will never release, because the marks of torture on their bodies bears incontrovertible witness to the reality that they were tortured.

And many times, they were tortured by Americans, to get them to confess to specific accusations in order to get US citizens to become more emotionally “comfortable” with the government narrative on specific issues, many of which had absolutely no relationship with reality.

And when the US tortures, or outsources torture, the following things happen, sir.

First, the world understands that those values of humanity, decency, the rule of law, and due process, which this country’s leadership allegedly holds dear, are only practiced in the breach by the leaders of this country.

And secondly, when the US tortures, or outsources torture, it gives carte blanche for any foreign government, which doesn’t like the US very much, to do the same to our military and civilian personnel.

Sir, I would deeply appreciate it if you could actually think about these points for a little while, before ingesting one more drop of the official koolaid on this issue.

‘Rotten Core of Banking’ Exposed: Global Outrage Follows HSBC Revelations

‘These bankers are too big to fail and too big to jail, so they just keep engaging in illegal activity.’

New details about how HSBC bank helped tax evaders and money-launderers—from political figures to celebrities to arms dealers—conceal billions of dollars in assets have sparked international condemnation, from elected officials as well as public interest groups around the world.

Documents leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, who worked for HSBC, show how a Swiss division of the U.K.-headquartered bank routinely allowed clients to withdraw bricks of cash, often in foreign currencies of little use in Switzerland; aggressively marketed schemes likely to enable wealthy clients to avoid European and U.S. taxes; colluded with some clients to conceal undeclared “black” accounts from their domestic tax authorities; and provided accounts to international criminals, corrupt businessmen, and other high-risk individuals.

Priest banned from using social media sites for six months after posting ‘anti-Semitic’ comments claiming Israel was behind 9/11

 

Russian Official Warns of ‘All Out War’ if the US Arms Ukrainian Government

Alexi Pushkov, a top Russian MP and close friend of Vladimir Putin, has told the European Parliament that the United States supplying the Ukranian government with weapons could escalate the conflict to ‘all out war’.

Butter ISN’T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

 

Two US Wars Of Aggression You Probably Never Heard Of

While there are only a few wars that are recognized by the public education system and mainstream media, the US has been involved in hundreds of different wars and invasions all over the planet in the past 100 years.

Below is some information about just two of the wars that are often left out of the history books.

Between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. dropped over two million tons of bombs on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions, making Laos the most heavily bombed country in history. The US dropped more bombs on Laos than they did on both Germany and Japan combined during World War 2.

Jordanian pilot who was burned to death in sickening ISIS video ‘was so heavily sedated he had no idea what was about to happen to him’

The Jordanian air force pilot filmed being burned to death by Islamic State extremists was heavily sedated and unaware of what was about to happen, it has been claimed.

A report in Saudi Arabia’s burnews.com claims ISIS militants admitted giving Moaz al-Kasasbeh drugs so that he did not scream as flames consumed his body during his grotesque execution.

The Renewed Push for Deeper North American Integration

The globalist plan to incrementally merge the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a North American Union has been ongoing for years. While at times, the agenda appears to have seemingly stalled, current efforts to expand the trilateral partnership show that it is alive and once again gaining steam. With NAFTA as the foundation, the renewed push for deeper North American integration continues on many different fronts.

Kiev’s Bloody War Is Backfiring

When Ukrainian army officers came to the Ukrainian village of Velikaya Znamenka to tell the men to prepare to be drafted, they weren’t prepared for what happened next.

As the commanding officer was speaking, a woman seized the microphone and proceeded to tell him off: “We’re sick of this war! Our husbands and sons aren’t going anywhere!” She then launched into a passionate speech, denouncing the war, and the coup leaders in Kiev, to the cheers of the crowd.

In Ukrainian Transcarpathia, well-known journalist for Ukrainian Channel 112 Ruslan Kotsaba has been arrested and charged with “treason” and “espionage” for making a video in which he declared:“I would rather sit in jail for three to five years than go to the east to kill my Ukrainian brothers. This fear-mongering must be stopped.”

Obama asks Germany “to give us the benefit of the doubt” on NSA spying

President Barack Obama asked Germans to give the United States the “benefit of the doubt” when it comes to snooping by the National Security Agency.

Staples Threatens To Fire Staff For Working More Than 25 Hours A Week

n 2015, an Affordable Care Act provision requiring large employers to offer health insurance to staff working more than 30 hours a week kicked into effect. Now, some part-time staff at Staples say management has become extra vigilant about limiting their hours.

No surprise here.

After all, Obamacare was NEVER about affordable health care for Americans; the legislation was written by the medical insurance companies to insure that their profits stayed predatorily high, while shafting the American consumer with huge deductibles, and items not covered, if someone had a hospital visit.

Is Soros Preparing A Color Revolution For Greece?

For those watching the developments from afar, the hope is that the spark in Greece will light the brushfire across Europe and the rest of the world that says “No!” to austerity and banker domination of national economies.

Yet, while the signs coming out of Greece may seem positive at first, there is an ominous cloud approaching – the cloud of George Soros and his color revolution apparatus.

Rebels Make New Push In Ukraine On The Eve Of Peace Talks

Rebel fighters made a push on Tuesday to cut off a government-held road and rail junction in east Ukraine, vowing on the eve of peace talks that they would not cease fire until they had achieved their aim of taking more territory.

Some 30 miles (50 km) north of the front line, in government-held Kramatorsk, rockets slammed into the headquarters of Ukraine’s local military operation and a nearby district of residential apartment blocks. The rebels denied firing on the town.

Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are due to hold a summit in Minsk on Wednesday under a new Franco-German initiative to halt fighting that in recent weeks reopened a war which has killed more than 5,000 people.

European officials have so far held out minimal hope for the talks, saying the rebels and Moscow have few reasons to halt while they are taking new ground.

The rebels seem to be holding their own, in terms of strategy and tactics.

But I seriously doubt that Moscow is helping, other than with humanitarian aid, and this is why:
Putin is far too intelligent to do something which could come to light as overt Russian military assistance to the rebels, because that would give both Poroshenko and Obama a justification for further escalation.

Shock As Texas Jury Sides With Cannabis Grower Who Killed SWAT Officer

 

Central Banks Are Dumping The $Dollar

 

Freudian slip? CNN says Obama considers arming pro-US troops…in Ukraine

Social media is abuzz after CNN labeled Ukrainian forces involved in Kiev’s deadly military operation in the country’s southeast as “pro-US troops.” Online comments are calling it a Freudian slip, claiming it unmasks the true agenda behind the conflict.

The headline during CNN’s Monday segment, dedicated to talks between Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the resolution of the Ukraine crisis, read: “Obama considers arming pro-US troops.”

This was absolutely no accident; right now, the news-reading presstitutes and their editors are desperately attempting to “script” their shows to create popular US citizen acquiescence to supporting Ukraine against Russia in the words uttered by the readers, and by the crawl under the images of their news readers.

The very carefully contrived use of language on the crawl was meant to say, “Ukrainian people and military ….good! They are pro-US troops, so their slaughtering of innocents, and the trail of human misery they are leaving behind is…GOOD!! Russia, however, is very bad, double plus un-good!!”

Expect to see more and more frothing, spewing demonization of Russia, and the attempted geopolitical “canonization” of “Brave, little Ukraine”, accelerate, at warp drive, in the coming days and weeks to come.

AT GRAMMYS, OBAMA PROMOTES ‘PARTNERSHIP’ WITH SOROS-FUNDED GROUP

Since launching his Open Society Foundations in 1984, Soros has donated more than $8 billion to charities around the world. His reach and influence far surpasses that of the Koch brothers, who have been vilified by the left and the media for their grants to universities.? The Grammy Awards were not just a stage for musicians’ egos in 2015, but a platform for promoting a cause backed by President Barack Obama and a Soros-funded organization.

The Con-Con Con Again: The new Constitutional Convention push rears its ugly head again.

 

REPORT: BIG BACKERS OF CLINTON FOUNDATION FOUND IN LEAKED SWISS BANK FILES

Leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division reveal the identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva. They include Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate and one of the foundation’s biggest financial backers, and Richard Caring, the British retail magnate who, the bank’s internal records show, used his tax-free Geneva account to transfer $1m into the New York-based foundation. Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over growing economic inequality in the US and is expected to make the issue a cornerstone of her widely anticipated presidential campaign in 2016. However, political observers are increasingly asking whether the former secretary of state’s focus on wealth inequality sits uncomfortably with the close relationships she and her husband have nurtured with some of the world’s richest individuals.

Ukraine War- Poroshenko Enflames America’s War With Russia?

On February 10th the Deputy Head of the Poroshenko Administration, Valery Chaly released these statements.

“Every decision concerning outcome of the upcoming meeting (Minsk) has been made already. Kiev unilaterally rejects all proposals for federalization, the expansion of the DNR and LNR to their administrative borders, and granting rights of broad autonomy.

The only thing that Kiev is ready to agree to is abolish duties between Russia and Donbass at their borders and indulge Donbass in the use of the Russian language.”

By taking any and all negotiations off the table, Poroshenko’s government has effectively rendered the Minsk talks and agreement worthless.

What, in the name of heaven, has Obama, Rice, and Nuland promised Ukrainian leadership, that those representing Ukraine would make such claims, or take such positions against Russia?!?

Those promises have to be pretty ginormous.

And I think the American people, who did NOT OK this rush to this potential war with Russia, have the absolute and complete right to know just what these promises are.

I can only speculate, but here is what I would suggest right now, looking at both the facts and postures of Ukraine’s governmental representatives.

  1. Sophisticated, heavy lethal weapons, no matter how much the rest of Europe’s leadership many be against this, and the “advisers” to train the Ukraine’s military in how to use them.

But that will take time. And most of Ukraine’s conscripts are not happy about having to shoot, bomb, maim, and kill their brother and sister Ukrainians. Nor are they fully trained to use modern American high tech weapons.

This means that foreign mercs have already begun the process, to be followed by Ukrainian military as they become proficient.

  1. A complete crushing of the heavily-industrialized breakaway Eastern provinces by any means necessary. Ukraine needs these areas in order to ultimately become competitive, in the European Union, to which Poroshenko desperately wants accession to membership.

This is why we are seeing residential complexes bombed to smithereens, and the people inside who could not flee killed or maimed for life. I would like to politely remind both the US and the Ukraine that such an action is a war crime.

  1. The complete military support of NATO against Russia in Ukraine to achieve these ends.

OF course, to believe that NATO can prevail against Russia, takes a prodigiously huge leap of faith, after having witnessed the complete flustercluck they have made of Afghanistan.

  1. A potential coming war between the West, Ukraine, and NATO against Russia, and soon.

On some levels, it appears that the US government has, collectively, lost its mind, but it has not, and here is why: the US government desperately needs Russia to knuckle under, economically, to the global supremacy of the US dollar. Russia and China are making deals around the world to drop the use of the the dollar, and trade in local currencies.

The US government is desperate to see this stop, and its members see a war with Russia and China, no matter how many of your kids get killed in it, as the only way to prevent the financial degradation of the dollar even further.

I am watching the talking heads on Faux News go on, on, and on, about the death of Kayla Meuller, most likely, from a Jordanian air strike, which is, God knows, a human tragedy. This was one very, very special woman, who wanted to see the alleviation of suffering in Syria, and for that, her life, work, and death, should be celebrated.

But we are being “conditized” here, folks (remember all the “scuttle” about Gary Condit and Shandra Levy, right before 9/11?!?). There have been, so far, between 5,000, to 6,000 civilians killed in the slaughter in Eastern Ukraine, and German intelligence estimates that around 60,000 Ukrainian military have been killed.

The US government, apparently, is egging Poroshenko on to escalation in Eastern Ukraine, to the point where, ultimately, Putin will have no other alternative but to order Russian military strikes.

And right now, the cold, hard truth is that the US military does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional military conflict with Russia; this is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

I utterly despise the scenario I have just created; but based on the military, political, and economic facts on the ground, this is where we are right now.

It’s official: millennials are the most stressed-out generation

Hawaiian Nation may team up with China to oust U.S. military from islands

 

Missouri cities sued over municipal court practices accusing them of running the equivalent of debtors’ prisons by illegally jailing hundreds of mostly poor, black residents for unpaid debts, many of them from traffic tickets.

Civil rights lawyers filed federal lawsuits Sunday night accusing authorities in Ferguson and Jennings, Mo., of running the equivalent of debtors’ prisons by illegally jailing hundreds of mostly poor, black residents for unpaid debts, many of them from traffic tickets.

VIDEO: UKRAINE TOWN HIT BY 24 ROCKETS IN TWO MINUTES

A resident of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, captured a two-minute bombardment of the town, showing 24 separate explosions pummeling homes and buildings. Separatist forces launched the rockets as part of their attacks on the Ukrainian government’s military headquarters.

Remember when forecasters projected the national debt would fall to zero? Not that long ago

 

They are finally showing a glimpse of the truth on CNN!

                                

 

Government Spying Fears Effect More Journalists

Nearly 7 in 10 reporters and journalist say that the Obama Administration has been spying or collected data on them, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Some are saying that the fear and threat of spying has effected how they write stories, handle sensitive information or pursue a source, with some leaving the field of investigative journalism,

Major university warns students about using “unacceptable words;” asks them to sign a pledge…

The publicly funded University of Michigan has launched a $16,000 campaign, warning students not to use “unacceptable words” that might be “offensive” and not “inclusive.” Students are also asked to sign a pledge to use inclusive language and work with their peers to help them understand the “issues.”

Silver and Gold Truth Versus Fiat Lies

What do loss of confidence, loss of faith in financial systems, and pervasive lies have to do with gold and silver? The answer begins with: Gold is far more truthful money – central banks can’t print it or create it from “thin air.” Dollars, euros, yen and others are fiat currency units based on confidence and debt (not assets) and are supported by government mandates that these pieces of colored paper and computerized digits shall be accepted as money.

FDA fails to report fraud in clinical trials – study

The New York University study examined 57 clinical trials that received a notice of violation from the FDA for poor record keeping, false information, and poor patient study. Researchers found that findings from those clinical trials were used in 78 published papers – but only in three instances were the faults in the clinical trials mentioned in the papers.

The World’s Best Known Global Shipping Index has Crashed To Its Lowest Level Ever

Having fallen for 47 of the last 51 days, The Baltic Dry Index (tracking the cost of shipping dry bulk from iron ore to grains) has been collapsing in a well-documented manner by Zero Hedge (though not the mainstream media). With Cramer having told investors of its importance previously, it will be hard to ignore the fact that, as of this morning, the index of global shipping costs has never (ever) been lower at 554. We leave it to readers to decide what they think this means (but we already know what it means for shippers and ship-building companies).

If You Listen Carefully, The Bankers Are Actually Telling Us What Is Going To Happen Next

Are we on the verge of a major worldwide economic downturn? Well, if recent warnings from prominent bankers all over the world are to be believed, that may be precisely what we are facing in the months ahead. As you will read about below, the big banks are warning that the price of oil could soon drop as low as 20 dollars a barrel, that a Greek exit from the eurozone could push the EUR/USD down to 0.90, and that the global economy could shrink by more than 2 trillion dollars in 2015. Most of the time, very few people ever actually read the things that the big banks write for their clients. But in recent months, a lot of these bankers are issuing such ominous warnings that you would think that they have started to write for The Economic Collapse Blog. Of course we have seen this happen before. Just before the financial crisis of 2008, a lot of people at the big banks started to get spooked, and now we are beginning to see an atmosphere of fear spread on Wall Street once again.

Is Tolerance of Dishonesty the Fundamental Problem in Our Culture?

NBC-TV’s star news-anchor Brian Williams got caught repeatedly lying and fabricating his fake-‘courageous’ personal involvement in news stories that he had ‘reported.’ At LinkedIn, Rob Wyse headlined recently, “Brian Williams Essentially Lied on His Resume, Or Exaggerated The Truth,” and he noted there.

This is the problem for Greece. No export gain. All import compression. Failure of Troika strategy. From IMF

 

U.S. ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller is dead, family confirms

The parents of an American woman held by Islamic State militants say they have been notified of her death.

Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Jean Mueller, released a statement on Tuesday saying they have been told that she has died.

The White House also issued a statement confirming her death.

Pro-Israel appeal to US patriotism fails to halt “historic” California divestment vote

The campaign for divestment from companies that assist and profit from Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights took a big step forward in California this weekend.

The board of the University of California Students Association (UCSA) passed two resolutions at its 8 February meeting in Los Angeles urging university governors to divest from companies including Boeing, Caterpillar and Hewlett-Packard that make weapons and systems Israel uses to commit violations of Palestinian rights.

How Israel’s “smart” weapons killed a disabled Gaza teen

Her home, where she lived with her husband and eight children, was hit by four missiles fired by an Israeli drone during the first week of the Israeli attack. “Only two of them exploded,” she said. “If the others had blown up, we’d have all died.”

Not everyone survived. Her eighteen-year-old daughter Amal, who was disabled and unable to walk, died on 17 July, four days after their house was struck.

A Very Pernicious Partnership: Keynesian Money Printers And Wall Street Gamblers

 

How dare Netanyahu speak in the name of America’s Jews?

Benjamin Netanyahu has nothing in common with the vast majority of American Jews, seven out of ten of which voted for a man he implicitly demonized as ‘anti-Israel'; but he still intends to speak as their representative before Congress.

America’s Colleges Have Become Political Correctness Indoctrination Centers

                                 

 

Joe Scarborough’s unhinged Israel rant: “You don’t understand what Jews are going through”

On Monday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough snapped when asked if House Speaker John Boehner had acted wisely in inviting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress. He scolded Democrats for their criticism of the prime minister, arguing that Netanyahu is a “spokesperson for Jews worldwide.”

When co-host Mika Brzezinski pointed out that Scarborough had actually had the opposite opinion just days before, he got nasty.

Dean Baker: Greek Leaders Smart To Challenge German-Imposed Austerity

 

NY Times Changes Tune on Oil Price Drop Motive – NOW: Saudis (& USA) vs Russia

Those relying on the notoriously servile NY Times are now learning, several weeks late, that the recent drop in oil prices is likely politically motivated.

Mike Whitney reports (“The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine”):

Until this week, the mainstream media dismissed the idea that the Saudis were deliberately pushing down oil prices to hurt Russia. They said the Saudis were merely trying to retain “market share” by maintaining current production levels and letting prices fall naturally. But it was all bunkum as the New York Times finally admitted on Tuesday in an article titled: “Saudi Oil Is Seen as Lever to Pry Russian Support From Syria’s Assad”. Here’s a clip from the article:

And like so much of US foreign policy, this one was not thought all the way through as to the harm it would cause the rest of the world.

These are the FACTS

 

 

FBI REALLY DOESN’T WANT ANYONE TO KNOW ABOUT “STINGRAY” USE BY LOCAL COPS

If you’ve ever filed a public records request with your local police department to learn more about how cell-site simulators are used in your community—chances are good that the FBI knows about it. And the FBI will attempt to “prevent disclosure” of such information.

Five Reasons Congress Should Oppose the TPP

 

Emirates Launches Airstrikes From Jordan on Islamic State

The United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes Tuesday against the Islamic State group from an air base in Jordan, marking its return to combat operations against the militants after it halted flights late last year.

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said Emirati F-16s carried out a series of strikes Tuesday morning, according to a brief statement carried by the Gulf nation’s official WAM news agency.

The fighters returned safely back to base after striking their targets, the statement said. It did not elaborate, nor did it say whether the strikes happened in Syria or Iraq. The militants hold roughly a third of each country in a self-declared caliphate.

Syriza Will Fail if New Gov’t Doesn’t Control Military and Intelligence – Joaquin

 

 

Horrifying civil liberties predictions for 2015

 

 

DoD spent half a billion dollar on Viagra last year

By: dawson

Last year DoD also ordered $3,505 worth of Levitra, and $14,540 of Cialis, other popular erectile dysfunction drugs.

The contracts were filed under “Troop Support.”

Russia Trusts Poroshenko Like Theives are Trusted to Steal

 

 

In seven years, the U.S. will spend more on interest for the national debt than the military

 

 

Global debt has risen by $57 trillion since the financial crisis, which is scary

 

 

Turkey-Israel trade ties thriving

New figures show Turkey has been boosting its trade ties with Israel in recent years, despite the harsh anti-Israeli rhetoric used by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) showed that the volume of mutual trade between Turkey and Israel exceeded USD 5.6 billion in 2014, showing a nearly 50-percent increase from 2009.

According to TurkStat, Turkey exported more than USD 2.9 billion worth of goods to Israel in 2014, while its imports were USD 2.7 billion during the same year.

The trade volume between Ankara and Tel Aviv stood at USD 2.6 billion in 2009.

The rise in bilateral trade comes as Erdogan has been harshly criticizing Israel over its brutal and repressive policies against Palestinians in Gaza.

Global Hegemony in the Guise of “Collective Defense”

Chief among the stated reasons the United States has decided to arbitrate the future of Ukraine for its citizens, is the grave danger Russia allegedly poses not only to Kiev, but to Europe and the rest of the world. This despite the fact that it was the US which facilitated violent protests that eventually overthrew the elected government of Ukraine in 2013-2014 in the first place, leading directly to the war now unfolding in the heart of Eastern Europe.

It was not long ago that another ambitious power cited Russia as a threat and invoked “collective defense” to justify what would become a contest between nations leaving tens of millions dead and entire countries in ruins…

Courage to face true history

Human consciousness and the ability to understand that which really occurred in the past, is a skill that many people have little experience with mastering

BEX Alert – “Pew report: European Jews disappearing”

With rising anti-Semitism, spotlight has shone on whether Europe’s Jews will stay or go. But actually, the Jewish population of Europe has been declining since World War II.

Pew report published Monday finds Jewish population in Europe is dwindling. Some Jewish leaders have been talking about a Jewish exodus from Europe in response to rising anti-Semitism and extremism.

But though events such as the increasing anti-Semitism during the summer’s Gaza war and the deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last month have focused the world’s attention on the issue, the truth is the Jewish population of Europe has been steadily declining since World War II, as a recent Pew report demonstrates.

The steepest drop, of course, was between 1939 and 1945, when 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust and the Jewish population went from 9.5 million to 3.8 million.

PUTIN: “Russia won’t tolerate the post-Cold War global system dominated by a single leader”… NATO top commander in Europe says ‘military option’ possible in Ukraine

 

 

Marijuana in Jamaica: Possession of up to two ounces decriminalised on Bob Marley’s birthday

Possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use has been decriminalised in Jamaica after a drugs law that was passed on Friday was debated by senators for five hours.

Having up to two ounces (around 56 grams) will only be punishable by a fixed penalty ticket, instead of a criminal charge.

The amendment of the law happens to have been passed on the birthday of reggae legend Bob Marley, who died of cancer aged 36 in 1981. He is well-known to have praised weed as “the healing of a nation.”

US spy operation that manipulates social media

 

 

Breaking News – Egypt to join Russia-led Eurasian free trade zone

Russia and Egypt have agreed to create a free trade zone and a Russian industrial zone near the Suez Canal. President Sisi of Egypt announced the plan at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

There was more than $4.5 billion of trade between Russia and Egypt in 2014, a more than 80 percent increase on the year before, said President Putin.

Rule of thumb: when the foreigners are buying heavily, the foreigners are usually wrong

 

INSIDERS FLEEING BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS SO F#$KING AWESOME

 

 

Greenspan: “I cannot conceive any way for the EURO to continue” — That’s it, folks. The EURO is done – collapse imminent

 

 

When Silencing Dissent Isn’t News

Is it the job of police in a “free society” to roughly arrest a citizen who objects to being denied entry to a public event because of his perceived political opinions — and to prevent the citizen from having the chance to ask a question?

SAMSUNG’S SMART TVS ARE COLLECTING AND STORING YOUR PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS

Guess who’s eavesdropping on you now? It’s not some nefarious government agency (although, rest assured, there has been no downturn in surveillance). Nope, it’s that smart TV you paid good money for and invited into your home.

Economic Expert Fears Assassination for Telling Truth About the Real Unemployment Rate

 

 

Truth? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Truth

What has changed that suddenly a snow storm produces a political response comparable to a declaration of martial law?

What will the next excuse be?

Are Americans being trained to accept arbitrary curtailments on their freedom of movement?

Pay attention. The likelihood is that you are being conditioned for narrowing the dimensions of your freedom.

IS YOUR CHILD A TERRORIST? U.S. GOVERNMENT QUESTIONNAIRE RATES FAMILIES AT RISK FOR EXTREMISM

Are you, your family or your community at risk of turning to violent extremism? That’s the premise behind a rating system devised by the National Counterterrorism Center, according to a document marked For Official Use Only and obtained byThe Intercept. The document–and the rating system–is part of a wider strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, which calls for local community and religious leaders to work together with law enforcement and other government agencies. The White House has made this approach a centerpiece of its response to terrorist attacks around the world and in the wake of the Paris attacks, announced plans to host an international summit on Countering Violent Extremism on February 18th.

Greece’s leaders stun Europe with escalating defiance

Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has spelled out the negotiating strategy of the Syriza government with crystal clarity.

“Exit from the euro does not even enter into our plans, quite simply because the euro is fragile. It is like a house of cards. If you pull away the Greek card, they all come down,” he said.

“Do we really want Europe to break apart? Anybody who is tempted to think it possible to amputate Greece strategically from Europe should be careful. It is very dangerous. Who would be hit after us? Portugal? What would happen to Italy when it discovers that it is impossible to stay within the austerity straight-jacket?”

Activist nun held in ‘unfair conditions,’ supporters say

Meghan Rice, the 85-year-old nun who broke into a nuclear facility and was sentenced to nearly three years in prison last February on charges of interfering with national security and damaging federal property, is being held in “unfair conditions,” advocates say. Undeterred by the prison sentence, she has been continuing her activism from behind bars at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, according to a report by NPR, dedicating some of her time in custody to her fellow inmates.

Netflix launches in Cuba as diplomatic relations thaw

Internet movie and television streaming service Netflix has launched in Cuba, as diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba continue to thaw.

Guantánamo hearing halted by supposed CIA ‘black site’ worker serving as war court linguist

The 9/11 trial judge abruptly recessed the first hearing in the case since August on Monday after some of the alleged Sept. 11 plotters said they recognized a war court linguist as a former secret CIA prison worker.

Alleged plot deputy Ramzi bin al Shibh, 42, made the revelation just moments into the hearing by informing the judge he had a problem with his courtroom translator. The interpreter, Bin al Shibh claimed, worked for the CIA during his 2002 through 2006 detention at a so-called “Black Site.”

“The problem is I cannot trust him because he was working at the black site with the CIA, and we know him from there,” he said.

Family asks cops to check on 74-year-old vet after surgery, and they break in and kill him.

 

 

Fox News probes whether Jonah was swallowed by a whale

Oh yeah, that’s very timely right now! Did Jonah get shot down in a helicopter over Iraq?

The explosion in Donetsk:

Russian TV has just shown footage of the crater left by the explosion and it is absolutely huge. See for yourself:

AUDIO INTERVIEW: It’s Time to Take a Stand Against the Race Hustlers

After being promised a “post-racial” America by Barack Obama, this nation has instead seen cities set ablaze, anarchy in the streets, police officers assassinated in cold blood, and violence directed against innocent whites. Similarly, not only are members of the New Black Panther Party permitted to intimidate voters at polling stations, their leaders unequivocally call for the slaughter of whites, including their children.

Dave Gahary speaks with Victor Thorn and Pete Papherakles about the new book, America’s Racial Powder Keg, which takes the race-baiters head-on, in this candid and politically-incorrect interview (36:01).

Preparing For War!? Russian Air Force And Navy To Receive 200 New Aircraft In 2015, More Than Most World Air Forces Have, And U.S Sends Millions Of Military Aid To Middle-Eastern Countries

David Icke: Royal Political Paedophilia

David Icke – Two Hour Special on Royal/Political Paedophilia Talking on the Richie Allen Show – How the Global Pieces Fit.

Venezuela Government Seizes 35 Grocery Stores For Hoarding

 

 

The Global Currency Reset is Real & in Motion. The EU, BRICS & the US Dollar Fighting each other for Total Control.

 

 

Glaxco Money Helped Skew the Debate about Avandia Dangers

In a story that was mysteriously pulled within hours of being posted, The Independent reported last Friday that a new study posted in the British Medical Journal has indicated that the pharmaceutical giant GlaxcoSmithKline (GSK) used money and influence to skew the debate about the controversial diabetes drug Avandia. Avandia, Glaxco’s tradename for rosiglitazone, has been at the center of a controversy since news about its increased risk for heart attacks and strokes was reported in 2007.

The new study found that over 90% of the scientists who backed the drug Avandia had financial links to the pharmaceutical industry. The disclosure will likely renew concern about the influence of the multinational pharmaceutical companies on patient safety, where a warning about a drug can wipe out billions of dollars in profits.

FDR provoked the pearl harbor attack, knew about it in advance, and covered up his failure to warn the commanders in Hawaii.

 

 

Kremlin: Don’t Issue Ultimatums To Putin

The words come as the EU suspends new sanctions – including visa bans and asset freezes – to give peace efforts a chance.

Commander A.Mozgovoy addressing both sides: against whom war in Ukraine?

 

 

We’ve pissed away $1.7 trillion fighting wars that have succeeded in creating more terrorists than existed in 2001 in countries that didn’t have terrorists.

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News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.” — Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson

Are you outraged at the ‘burning’ of a human being? Go figure why one of the “why do they hate us” would want to extract revenge

Suddenly, around two in the morning, the image materialized in my head. I made my way down the hall to my computer and typed in: “Waco, Texas. Lynching.”

Sure enough, there it was: the charred corpse of a young black man, tied to a blistered tree in the heart of the Texas Bible Belt. Next to the burned body, young white men can be seen smiling and grinning, seemingly jubilant at their front-row seats in a carnival of death. One of them sent a picture postcard home: “This is the barbeque we had last night. My picture is to the left with a cross over it. Your son, Joe.”


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BUMP TO THE TOP

 

 

Obama calls ISIS ‘brutal, vicious death cult’

President Obama on Thursday described ISIS as a “brutal, vicious death cult” that commits “unspeakable acts of barbarism,” in some of his most emotionally charged rhetoric about the terror group.

BUMP TO THE TOP

 

 

BREAKING: Obama considering lethal aid to Ukraine; move could cause rift

President Obama said Monday he’s considering providing Ukraine with lethal military arms to battle pro-Russian separatists, a potential move that would both ratchet up tension between Ukraine and Russia and also could create a rift between the U.S. and its European allies.

Mr. Obama made the comments at a White House press conference alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who strongly opposes the idea of providing arms to the Ukrainian military. Ms. Merkel and French President Francois Hollande this week will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in yet another effort to diffuse the situation through diplomacy.

Remind me again; what did Obama win the Nobel Prize for?

Israel’s insolence to Obama may rebound on it

The crisis has been building for six years. Barack Obama arrived at the White House just as Israel elected one of the most right-wing governments in its history, led by Benjamin Netanyahu. At their first meeting Mr Obama reportedly told his Israeli counterpart “not one more brick”.

Mr Netanyahu soon defied the president, and has been doing so ever since.

By taking on the president, Mr Netanyahu risks smashing Washington’s political consensus on Israel and exposing the American public for the first time to a debate about whether Israeli interests coincide with US ones.

The very rift he is fostering with Mr Obama is likely to rebound on him strategically too. He is giving Tehran every incentive to sign an accord with the western powers, if only to deepen the fracture between Israel and Washington.

Corporatism is not Capitalism: Corporatism is the destruction of the free market and the creation of corporate monopolies archived through the regulatory and monopoly power of strong central government.

 

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.

Gee, I hate being right all the time! :)

ISRAELIS HOLD 10 BILLION DOLLAR$ IN SECRET OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS

Israel is ranked sixth on a list of nations whose citizens held the largest amounts of funds in secret offshore Swiss bank accounts belonging to HSBC, with Israelis holding a total of 10 billion dollars in combined accounts.

KOSHER Vs MONSANTO ~~ THE CHOICE IS YOURS

This certification, which the company received for 12 of its products, comes from the Non-GMO Project, created in 2008 by a group of food retailers who wanted their customers to know exactly what they were eating. Products with the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal have been through a rigorous verification process, so consumers can be sure that these foods contain the least amount of genetically modified organisms possible.

What this means to Manischewitz is that customers now have actual proof that the food they are buying is healthy and safe, said Sara Stromer, assistant brand manager for the company. She stresses that there has not been any alteration to the taste that customers love. “There is no change in the ingredients or how the products are made,” Stromer said. “We’ve always been using non-GMO products. Now we just have some proof to show for it.”

Mythbusters host becoming food ingredient activist by revealing crazy ingredients in McDonald’s fries

McDonald’s fries fried in poison twice, investigation reveals

 

ASCAP President Paul Williams Responds to Copyright Office Music Licensing Study, Released Today

“With its report today, the US Copyright Office was clear: the current music licensing system needs reform and fast. The report emphasizes how the current system undervalues musical works – something many of our members experience daily. The many proposed updates – particularly recommendations intended to make the system more equitable for songwriters – underscore yet again the inefficiency of the current system for music fans and creators alike.

WATCH: Scientists have created a see-through eggshell to watch embryo development:

 

 

PM Considering Changing Format of Congress Address: Netanyahu’s team reacts to criticism over planned address to Congress; may pull live TV plan.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s team is considering changing the format of his planned address to Congress, Reuters reports Monday, due to the waves of criticism directed at Jerusalem over the invitation.

Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Iran was initially planned to be televised live, as important addresses have been in the past.

However, following the constant criticism leveled at Netanyahu for the invitation – which was extended to him by House Speaker John Boehner, but not directly by US President Barack Obama – the team is reportedly considering scheduling his address for a closed-door session of Congress instead.

A short question for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: what do you want to say to Congress that the American people are not supposed to hear?!?

That, sir, is what every thinking American will want to know.

And a short memo to the American Congress: if you allow Netanyahu to do this, every single American will understand that US foreign policy, particularly as it effects the P5+1 negotiations with Iran, is dictated by Israel, and Congress has been completely co opted by a foreign government.

The Netanyahu Visit Goes From Bad to Hilarious

mong the many things that John Boehner is not, prominent among them is, “a competent ratfker.” I’m sure that Boehner and his colleagues in the monkeyhouse leadership thought inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to come over here and submarine the president and the administration on the negotiations with Iran was a brilliant idea when they thought it up. Once Operation Suckup went into effect, however, almost nothing went right and now, of course, everybody’s blaming everybody else.

 

Pro-Israel lobby threteans Democrats who plan to skip Netanyahu speech

Several pro-Israel lobby groups in the United States have threatened to “publicly condemn” Democrats who plan to skip the Israeli prime minister’s speech about Iran before Congress next month.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s well-funded Jewish conservative backers say they may use their funds to draw attention in the districts and states of any Democratic lawmaker who is not at the US Capitol to listen to Netanyahu on March 3.

Netanyahu has been invited by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress to speak about the “threat” of Iran’s nuclear energy program.

“This is, I think, a critical visit by the prime minister. If these Democrats would rather put partisan politics ahead of principle and walk out on the prime minister of Israel, then we have an obligation to make that known,” said Matt Brooks, the executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a political lobbying group which promotes Jewish Republicans.

A memo to Messrs Kline and Brooks: what is in the best interests of Tel Aviv, many times is NOT in the best interests of the American people, the American military, and the American economy; waging war against Iran happens to be one of those things NOT in the best interests of this country.

And the utter, unabashed hubris, Mr. Klein, of demanding that Democrats who don’t show PROVE that they were ill and could not attend Netanyahu’s speach by way of presenting a Doctor’s note to you?!?

But Mr. Klein, I cannot possibly thank you enough for having given me a marvelous idea for a slogan campaign, that the American people – and all of Rivero’s Rangers – should be up to, regarding Netanyahu’s blatant attempt to sway US public policy against Iran.

It should be Teeshirts, Bumperstickers, and logos, faxed into every congressional office thickly, and that is:

Regarding Netanyahu’s address to Congress:

“Hell, no, don’t you go
Hell no, don’t you go
Did you not get the word
To put YOUR country
first,
second and third?
Hell, no, don’t you go,
hell, no, don’t you go
We don’t need Bibi
To dictate our foreign policy,
Hell no, don’t you go
Hell no, don’t you go,
IF you don’t treat your fellow citizens right,
you’ll be treated like Kryptonite.

Thanks again, Mr. Klein! You are too kind. :-)

Unarmed man, in bed, shot 16 times; cops not charged because they were scared.

 

‘Mainstream media orchestrate appetite for war’ – editor Oliver Tickell

 

Alan Greenspan: “Greece Will Leave The Eurozone” And “There Is No Way That I Can Conceive Of The Euro Continuing”

“Greece will leave the Eurozone. I don’t see that it helps Greece to be in the Euro, and I certainly don’t see that it helps the rest of the Eurozone. It’s just a matter of time before everyone recognizes that parting is the best strategy…. The problem is that there there is no way that I can conceive of the euro of continuing.”

Feb 09 09:36

Foreign Mercenaries Speaking Different Languages Spotted in Eastern Ukraine

Pro-independence fighters in eastern Ukraine say they have intercepted conversations between international mercenaries in Debaltseve speaking in four different languages – English, Polish, French and some Flemish.

Debaltsevo and Uglegorsk update
Still Not a War? German Intelligence Puts Ukraine Death Toll at 50,000
Pro-independence fighters say there might be some foreign mercenaries among the pro-Ukrainian combatants who have been encircled near the city of Debaltseve between Donetsk and Luhansk.

“We have intercepted the talks in four different languages,” Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) deputy of defense Edward Basurin told the journalists on Monday. “Those are English, Polish, French and some Flemish.”

“At the same time, we do not have in [our] possession any personal belongings which could serve as proof,” he added. “As soon as we get any we will show them to you.”

You can almost bet that private armies of hired mercs are well and truly on the scene, in behalf of the Ukrainian government.

But with the Ukrainian government nearly broke, I wonder: who pays for this?!?

Freed CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Says “I Would Do It All Again” to Expose Torture

In a broadcast exclusive interview, we spend the hour with John Kiriakou, a retired CIA agent who has just been released from prison after blowing the whistle on the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. In 2007, Kiriakou became the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the agency’s use of waterboarding. In January 2013, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Under a plea deal, Kiriakou admitted to a single count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by revealing the identity of a covert officer involved in the torture program to a freelance reporter, who did not publish it. In return, prosecutors dropped charges brought under the Espionage Act.

Morgan Stanley Says Grexit Would Send EURUSD Crashing To 0.90

Greek Contagion? Spanish/Italian Bond Risk Surge Most In 4 Months

With Spanish and Italian leaders desperately running around to any and every media outlet to proclaim themselves economically fit and deny deny deny what Greek FinMin Varoufakis said yesterday, it appears the market has a different perspective. Portuguese bond spreads are 16bps wider and Spanish and Italian bond spreads are 12bps wider – their worst day in almost 4 months – as it appears Grexit fears are starting to creep into the rest of the periphery.

China and Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union may set up free trade zone

China may establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in the future, says the Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov. It would make trade with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and soon Kyrgyzstan tariff-free.

“At first the Chinese were cautious about the Eurasian Trade Union; they just needed to make sure that it works. Now they are increasingly showing interest in participation with the union, not just with Kazakhstan, Belarus, Russia, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan on an individual basis, but with the union per se,” Denisov told RIA in an interview published on Monday.

As far as I know they [the Chinese – Ed.] offered us, the members of this Union –EEU – to think long-term about the creation of a free trade zone. Well, this is probably the case, even if it’s far off in the future.

Congrats, all those folks who thought sanctioning Russia would be a great idea; because all this has done is push Russia further toward China and Central Asia, both economically and militarily.

Oh, and by the way… the dollar is getting dropped more and more frequently in international trade as well, thanks to the sanctions.

DON’T YOU FEEL PROUD OF BEING PATHOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE OF THINKING ANYTHING THROUGH TO ITS LOGICAL CONCLUSION?!?!?!?

France can now block suspected terrorism websites without a court order

A new decree that went into effect today allows the French government to block websites accused of promoting terrorism and publishing child pornography, without seeking a court order. Under the new rules, published last week by France’s Ministry of the Interior, internet service providers (ISPs) must take down offending websites within 24 hours of receiving a government order. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says the decree is critical to combatting terrorism, but civil rights groups say it gives the government dangerously broad powers to suppress free speech.

EU widens sanctions against Moscow and Ukraine rebels, implementation delayed

The European Union has announced new sanctions against Russian officials and Ukrainian militias, but will postpone enforcing for a week, pending new peace talks in Minsk on Wednesday, according to French foreign minister Laurent Fabius.

“The principle of these sanctions remains but the implementation will depend on results on the ground. We will see by [next] Monday and see how the meeting in Minsk went,” said French foreign minister Laurent Fabius.

The foreign ministers of the 28 European Union member states added five Russian citizens, TASS sources said. The ‘black list’ also reportedly includes 14 members of the eastern Ukrainian militia and nine organizations the EU considers responsible for the escalation of violence in Ukraine.

The four-way talks in the Belorussian capital between Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France are set to take place on Wednesday.

Sanctions are most generally preludes to war.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet on the coming Minsk Conference to offer any concrete solutions to the crisis at hand.

And why?!? It is simple: Poroshenko has been given his marching orders by Washington to accelerate the pain and devastation in the breakaway republics.

Additionally, Poroshenko refuses to bend in any way to federalize these republics which are looking for autonomy, and claims that they must fall under the complete sway of Ukrainian hegemony.

This is not a recipe for constructive negotiations; it is a recipe for utter disaster.

President Obama may think that there is a point past which Putin will not be goaded, and will feel he has to act against Ukraine.

But I understand that Putin is a master chess player, and may very well not give Obama the war he wants here.

Fake AMD processors in circulation!

It seems that Fake AMD processors are in circulation from the online retailer Amazon, as some Amazon UK purchasers report.

How can a CPU be fake some of you may ask, well picture it like this, you buy a new Ferrari to get an unpleasant drive home to find that the engine underneath is from a Volkswagen Beetle. The fake AMD processors have heatspreaders which say that they are an FM2+ AMD A8-7600, to go home and when you try to install it find out that it does not fit.

To be more specific the CPU underneath is an AM2 Athlon 64 X2 5200+, which was a CPU produced and sold between 2007 and 2009.

 

This fake lying prick will eventually be sacked, BUT with a golden handshake for being a liar and a fraud.

Maureen Dowd: NBC execs were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was ‘constantly inflating his biography’

NBC executives were reportedly aware of anchor Brian Williams’ tendency to embellish long before he admitted that he exaggerated a story from his coverage of the Iraq invasion in 2003.

Maureen Dowd writes in The New York Times that network executives were warned a year ago about Williams, who has taken himself off the air for “several days” amid the controversy.

NBC’s Brian Williams reportedly told differing stories about coming under Hezbollah rocket fire

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams could face new questions this week over differing versions of a story he repeatedly told about coming under Hezbollah rocket fire while riding in an Israeli Defense Forces helicopter in 2006, according to a published report.

The Washington Post reported late Sunday that Williams has given differing accounts of how close the rockets came to the helicopter he was riding in over northern Israel.

Greece: ‘EU medicine is TOXIC!’ FM Varoufakis slams EU austerity programme

 

2,000 UK troops, RAF spy plane bound for Jordan to combat ISIS

The UK will send 2,000 specialist troops and a spy plane to Jordan to aid its efforts to defeat the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), a government source has revealed.

The decision follows criticism from the Commons Defence Select Committee that the UK was not committing sufficient troops or resources to the area.

An initial group of 60 military planners will join a coalition HQ in Jordan, which will be used to co-ordinate support of Kurdish and Iraqi troops, followed by a further 2,000 who will mainly act in a training capacity, the source told the Express.

The UK’s increased involvement follows Jordan’s decision to extend airstrikes from Syria to Iraq.

This situation is escalating exponentially, and I have to wonder: will the RAF be bombing ISIS infrastructure, or that of the Syrian government, in order to “soften Syria up” for a UK/US/Jordanian ground strike in order to achieve regime change here?!?

Only time will tell, but I am seeing a massive increase in military activity in Iraq and beyond.

Ongoing currency war: Turkish lira sinks to new low against the dollar on expectations of a rate cut

 

Greek bonds get hammered in reaction to Tsipras parl speech as Grexit risk now higher than ever. 3yr ylds jump 165bps

 

The skimpy, moldy, mysterious and downright gross Michelle O lunches Congress should see

As Congress readies to reauthorize Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act this year, students and parents continue to post photographic evidence of the program’s shortcomings.

Russia’s Newest Military Base In Europe Will Be Just 40km From NATO Facilities In Cyprus

“We want to avoid further deterioration in relations between Russia and Europe,” explained Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades upon reportedly signing an agreement to offer Russia military facilities on its soil (that we noted previously). The air force base at which Russian planes will use is about 40 kilometers from Britain’s sovereign Air Force base at Akrotiri, on the south shores of Cyprus, which provides support to NATO operations in the Middle and Near East regions. As fault lines within the EU widen, Anastasiades said in his interview that Cyprus opposes additional sanctions against Russia by the European Union over Ukraine, “Cyprus and Russia enjoy traditionally good relations and that is not going to change.”

Keep your friends close… and enemies closer?

The World’s Best Known Global Shipping Index has Crashed To Its Lowest Level Ever

Having fallen for 47 of the last 51 days, The Baltic Dry Index (tracking the cost of shipping dry bulk from iron ore to grains) has been collapsing in a well-documented manner by Zero Hedge (though not the mainstream media). With Cramer having told investors of its importance previously, it will be hard to ignore the fact that, as of this morning, the index of global shipping costs has never (ever) been lower at 554. We leave it to readers to decide what they think this means (but we already know what it means for shippers and ship-building companies).

With numbers looking like this, it appears, economically, that the excrement is going to hit the ventilator, globally, and with extreme force, very soon.

Rand Paul: Demilitarize Police

 

Ukraine’s impending debt restructuring

 

US Stocks Open Lower

U.S. Stocks Open Lower
Worries About Greece Weigh on Sentiment

U.S. stocks fell early Monday, dragged by sliding shares in Europe amid a flare-up in tensions between Greece and its international creditors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 27 points, or 0.2%, to 17798, while the S&P 500 index was marginally lower at 2055. The Nasdaq Composite Index declined two points, or 0.1%, to 4742.

The declines come on the heels of a tumble in European markets, after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled plans Sunday to undo several austerity measures that were a condition of the country’s international bailout.

The Re-Colonization of Africa

In a new twist to the old Green revolution, AGRA is focusing on private control rather than public—more profit, less oversight. A prime example, private seed companies will produce and sell their “improved” seed varieties to farmers, rather than giving farmers access to publicly developed seeds.

Now, as global agribusiness interests look to expand their profits with the financial backing of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), various “charitable” foundations and the political backing of the more “developed” countries of the world (the G-8), Africa is the obvious target to be saved and developed. Corporations profit, Western governments gain control.

John Kerry notes successes against Islamic State, says more time is needed

A U.S.-backed coalition is “on the road” to winning the fight against Islamic State terrorists who reached new heights of barbarism last week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry declared Sunday, a rosy outlook rebutted by Kurdish leaders close to the conflict and Republican critics who say U.S. leadership is sorely lacking in several corners of the globe.

Mr. Kerry said the U.S.-led coalition, working with Arab partners, had taken back wide swaths of territory while eliminating top Islamic State commanders who had menaced a cross-section of Iraq and Syria, leading him to believe they are winning.

“I absolutely do,” he told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I think the evidence is not in my saying it, but it’s in the facts of what is happening.”

Mr. Secretary, forgive me, but as a rational American citizen who loves her country very much, and is very concerned about it’s future course, I am having an industrial-strength palm to forehead moment, at velocity, right now.

Sir, you have offered absolutely no specifics, stating instead, “…it’s the facts of what is happening.”

Mr. Secretary, this is sound and fury, signifying….absolutely nothing. There are no facts, no specifics, and the Kurds, on the ground fighting ISIS, have a spectacularly, diametrically opposite assessment of what is going on than do you.

Americans deserve more from their leadership; and sir, right now you and this Administration are absolutely not providing it, in terms of facts and figures which can be fact checked.

Your statements about ISIS leave American citizens very skeptical indeed,about if you folks actually have a coordinated plan, thought through to its logical conclusion.

So NBC Anchor Brian Williams — Establishment Propagandist Extraordinaire — Is a Big Fat Liar… Why Is Anyone Surprised?

Ever since NBC Anchor and Council on Foreign Relations member Brian Williams came forward and claimed he “misremembered” his tale of being in a chopper that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq (Williams was apparently in another chopper that arrived an hour after the one that was fired upon landed), more of Williams’ tall tales have come to light.

Are You Ready To Fight Putin’s Russia?

As if Iraq, Syria, ISIS, Iran, Cuba, Yemen, Obama’s anti-China “pivot to Asia,” and the Republican train wreckers who now control Congress aren’t enough, there’s a permanent taste for war among the Imperial City’s hawks, now ready to fight with your kids (never theirs) to teach that bastard Vladimir Putin a lesson and show him who’s boss. We did it to Grenada and Panama and we can do it again.

According to the think tankers, “The West has the capacity to stop Russia. The question is whether it has the will,” sounding exactly like the blind and arrogant men who took us into Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The truth is US and NATO instigated the Ukrainian civil war by brazenly drawing ever closer to the Russian border. Unanswered is why Obama has exerted no control over Joe Biden, John Brennan and John Kerry’s alleged State department subordinate Victoria Nuland, all of whom spent time in secret negotiations with Kiev.

Unfortunately, given the current state of the American military, it does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional military operation; and that is what makes the war scenario so scarily dangerous.

Other people’s kids are always expendable to the warhawks; it is rarely ever their own.

If I had the ability to introduce a Constitutional Amendment, it would be this: that any person applying for election to high office MUST, at the time of their candidacy, leading to their election, have a close family member, forward serving in our military, in a unit most likely to see combat.

This just might reduce the Federal government’s willingness to choose war as the only solution to geopolitical challenges.

 

Will the United States End Up Like Greece? The Risks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

For years people have been running around Washington yelling that the United States was at risk of becoming Greece. There may actually be a basis for such concerns, but not for the reason usually given.

U.S. Military Expert Shoots Down Washington’s Weapons-to-Ukraine Argument

Michael Kofman isn’t just a defense expert; he’s specialized in the precise region where Ukraine is located. He spent years managing professional military education programs and military-to-military engagements for senior officers at National Defense University. There he served as a subject matter expert and adviser to military and government officials on issues in Russia/Eurasia. And, now, he is telling the Brookings Institution war-hawks, and its insider ‘experts’ whose expertise is about getting America into invasions but not getting us out, and is certainly not about “winning” anything more than defense contracts — he is telling them that their arguments for getting us into sending weapons to Ukraine as our “proxy” against Russia, is a shockingly stupid and counterproductive idea for everyone but America’s armaments-makers.

Netanyahu Vows to Sabotage Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among the first to recognize that a deal might happen, and saw this as a potentially huge threat to his would-be war. He’s now promising to do everything and anything in his power to sabotage the deal.

Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu; sir, I would like to politely point out to you that you, and the country of Israel, are completely irrelevant to this process, where no members of the Israeli government were invited to join these negotiations, due to your transparent desire to be the warmonger-in-Chief against Iran.

I know, sir, that you have had an extensive university education, and speak brilliant English, so there is a word about which I wish to strongly caution you, particularly in light of your addressing a joint session of the US Congress on 3 March, to bully them into rejecting the treaty.

That concept, sir, is hubris: an unbounded pride which dictates that the person demonstrating this quality believes that there will be utterly no consequences to their actions, even if those actions are completely morally reprehensible.

Iran has chosen to sign the NNPT; Israel, which has a nuclear weapons program, refuses to become a signatory, and allow their nuclear sites to be inspected. We have known this from the late 80s, through the exposure of this program through Mordecai Vanunu.

It is an open secret in the West that there is no “nuclear ambiguity” for Israel.

As well you know, every bit of American aid, both military and monetary, is ILLEGAL, under the Symington Act.

Therefore, it is not the business of any foreign government, including that of Israel, to attempt to form or mold US foreign policy; but your address to Congress regarding Iran, is just such a blatant attempt to do this.

Thinking Americans resent this, because they understand that what may be considered by Tel Aviv to be in Israel’s best interests, are many times NOT in the interest of the American people; and a war against Iran, which now means most likely means a war with Russia, on Iran’s side, is not good for the American people, our military, or our economy.

You are expecting AIPAC to deliver the appropriate hammer blows to Congress in terms of threats to withhold money and support, after your address, and after their meeting in early March.

However, I would suggest that the results of reactions against your speech will include a backlash against more Iranian sanctions here at home, and a deeper distrust of you in Israel, ahead of a crucial election for you.

Sir, I would strongly urge you to be careful about what you wish for as the outcome of this speech.

Forget Brian Williams, it’s Hillary Clinton’s lie that matters

But he’s just a TV personality, another hubris-filled, shallow egotist. NBC doesn’t care what you think, and if they decide he stays, he stays. You don’t have any say in the matter: It’s a corporate issue.

But not at all so for Hillary Rodham Clinton. In March 2008, giving a foreign policy speech on Iraq about her days as first lady and a trip to Tuzla, Bosnia, she delivered an unbelievable tale.

“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

So, picture that: Chopper lands, sniper bullets pinging and zinging everywhere, she and her comrades sprinting across the tarmac, perhaps zigzagging to throw off the sharpshooter.

Want to tell us about those cattle futures again, Hillary?

Netanyahu: I will go to Congress like I went to Paris – to speak for all Jews

“I went to Paris not just as the prime minister of Israel but as a representative of the entire Jewish people,” Netanyahu said, during a conference for French-speaking Likud activists. “Just as I went to Paris, so I will go anyplace I’m invited to convey the Israeli position against those who want to kill us. Those who want to kill us are, first and foremost, any Iranian regime that says outright it plans to destroy us. I will not hesitate to say what’s needed to warn against this danger, and prevent it.”

Netanyahu’s ego is getting the best of him.

Netanyahu: I will not let US do deal on Iran’s uranium

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed yesterday to do everything possible to prevent world powers from reaching a “bad and dangerous deal” with Iran over its nuclear programme.

I wonder if that includes bombing Iran.s power station the way Israel bombed Iraq’s power station at Osirak. As a postscript, when inspectors examined the ruins of Osirak, they found no evidence that it was anything other than a power station.

Greece’s Tsipras defiant over economic plans

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece has said he is sticking to plans to roll back austerity and rejecting an international bailout extension.

Tsipras was clear today, he intends to stick to his promises. No backing down to the EU. Greece will end austerity.

 

Obama Press Attacks Degrade the First Amendment In The Name of Security

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): America’s alliance with Israel based on God

 

New Video Evidence of America’s Coup in Ukraine — and What it Means

New video evidence has been added to the already-conclusive video evidence which shows that the U.S. Government was the controlling power behind the extremely violent and illegal 18-27 February 2014 Ukrainian coup, which overthrew the democratically elected and never legally removed-from-power Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

US-led invasion of Iraq helped create ISIL: Annan

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says the US-led invasion of Iraq was a mistake and helped create the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group.

The Troubling Case of Professor Stephen Cohen and the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

What’s the problem? Well, Cohen is not only a well-known scholar, he is a prominent public intellectual and commentator on U.S.-Russian relations. Recently he has criticized in print and on television U.S. and European policy in Ukraine. This has led some journalists and “pundits” (but few, if any, scholars) to claim that he is “Putin’s American toady,” as The New Republic put it. He has also been branded an “apologist,” a “useful idiot,” and a “dupe.”

Russian & Chinese GOLD: A Financial Nuclear Weapon — Alasdair Macleod

 

“We are going to destroy the Greek oligarchy system”

 

Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as ‘Gift to All European People’

An official with Greece’s newly elected Syriza party may have sounded the death knell for a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal that has faced a mountain of opposition from civil society.

The deal is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), now facing its eighth round of talks between negotiators this week in Brussels.

The TTIP, which would be the biggest trade deal ever, has been criticized as a corporate-friendly deal that threatens food and environmental safety under the guise of “harmonization” of regulations.

Georgios Katrougkalos, now deputy minister for administrative reform, confirmed what he had told EurActiv Greece ahead of his Syriza party’s victory last week: that his parliament would not ratify the trade deal.

Yanis Varoufakis Sums Up Europe In One Sentence

“A clueless political personnel, in denial of the systemic nature of the crisis, is pursuing policies akin to carpet-bombing the economy of proud European nations in order to save them.”

Kremlin-Funded Study Says Obama Is a Space Lizard

The Internet nearly exploded yesterday after it was revealed that a Pentagon “movement patterns analysis expert” concluded—after carefully studying video footage—that Vladimir Putin has an “autistic disorder.”

But the study’s spectacular findings pale in comparison to similar research funded by the Kremlin, which has clearly demonstrated that Barack Obama is a lizard from outer space.

Let the Bibi-Gate Blame Game Begin

Let the finger-pointing begin.

Two weeks into the Bibi-gate (or perhaps Bohener-gate, or simply speech-gate) controversy, with no sign of Democratic anger subsiding, Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies are starting to look for excuses.

The defense Bibi has settled on can be summed up in three words: “It’s Boehner’s fault.”

Invading Mosul Could Be Excuse for US Ground War in Iraq

US warplanes continue to pound Mosul, the largest city in ISIS territory and the major prize Iraqi officials are constantly talking about retaking. Yet officials are heavily debating the timetable for retaking the city, and how difficult it will be.

ISIS has shown an ability to defeat Iraqi troops in head-on battles, even when backed by US warplanes, and the militants have had half a year to fortify Mosul, which they know is going to be attacked sooner or later.

US officials have downplayed the chances of Iraqi forces retaking the city on their own, and may be planning to use the importance of retaking it as an excuse to justify the use of US ground troops in direct combat.

It appears that, once again, our military and civilian leadership are collectively suffering from severe SMD (selective memory disorder.)

Does ANYONE in Foggy Bottom NOT remember Muqtata Al Sadr, the founder of the Mahdi Army which threatened US forces to commit to the SOFA agreement with the Iraqi government, or face deadly consequences?!?

This man is no less respected and revered than when he made those demands of the US government and military, and they took him at his word.

I don’t know what the bookies in Vegas will wager the chances of him reviving that military unit, if the US goes into Mosul with boots on the ground, but I surely would not bet against it.

But I think there is another agenda here, IF Obama gets his authorization to use military force against ISIS, no matter where it happens to be operating, (Lichtenstein, look out!!) I would almost be willing to bet that the capturing of Mosul would be about the US military using it as a forward base for sending US troops on the ground in Syria.

The map at the upper right of this article screams, “location, location, location…from which to send US land troops into Syria.”

Kiev Orders to Mine Entire Rail Infrastructure in Debaltseve

Kiev authorities have ordered their forces to mine the entire rail infrastructure in the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, deputy head of the self-proclaimed Dontesk People’s Republic’s (DPR) militia Eduard Basurin said Sunday.

Euro drops below $1.13 as Greenspan predicts Grexit & sees other countries to leave

 

42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

Governments from Around the World Admit They Do It

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:

California student association endorses Israel divestment

The University of California Student Association (USCA) voted Tuesday in favour of divestment from companies “engaged in the systematic violation of Palestinian rights in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.”

The motion was adopted 9-1, with 6 abstentions.

Europe Fractures: France Pivots To Putin, Cyprus Offers Moscow Military Base, Germany-US Splinter On Ukraine

Following yesterday’s summary of the utter farce that the Minsk Summit/Ukraine “peace” deal talks have become, the various parties involved appear to be fracturing even faster today. The headlines are coming thick and fast but most prescient appears to be: Despite John Kerry’s denial of any split between Germany and US over arms deliveries to Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Steinmeier slammed Washington’s strategy for being “not just risky but counterproductive.” But perhaps most significantly is France’s continued apparent pivot towards Russia…

With 26 Trillion In Currency Derivatives At Risk, The Day Of Reckoning For The Euro Has Arrived

This is the month when the future of the eurozone will be decided. This week, Greek leaders will meet with European officials to discuss what comes next for Greece. The new prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, has already stated that he will not accept an extension of the current bailout. Officials from other eurozone countries have already said that they expect Greece to fully honor the terms of the current agreement. So basically we are watching a giant game of financial “chicken” play out over in Europe, and a showdown is looming. Adding to the drama is the fact that the Greek government is rapidly running out of money. According to the Wall Street Journal, Greece is “on course to run out of money within weeks if it doesn’t gain access to additional funds, effectively daring Germany and its other European creditors to let it fail and stumble out of the euro.”

Russia has rolled out the red carpet to Greece. The EU hard line may shove Greece down that path!

Secret stash of Moon artifacts found hidden in Neil Armstrong’s closet

These artifacts are among the very few Apollo 11 flown items brought back from Tranquility Base and, thus, are of priceless historical value. Of utmost importance is the 16mm movie camera with its 10mm lens. The camera was mounted behind the right forward window of the lunar module and was used to film the final phase of the descent to the lunar surface, the landing, as well as Neil Armstrong’s and Buzz Aldrin’s activities on the lunar surface including taking the first samples of lunar soil and planting the US flag. Thanks to the Neil Armstrong family, the Apollo 11 purse and its contents are now on loan at the National Air and Space Museum for preservation, research and eventual public display.

Whistleblower: AG nominee in $1 billion Obama cover-up

New revelations are emerging that could implicate Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s attorney general nominee, in the world’s largest banking scandal.

As WND reported, Lynch, as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, oversaw the investigation in 2012 of drug-related international money laundering allegations against London-based HSBC Holdings LLC.

As a result of HSBC agreeing to a settlement requiring the international bank holding company to pay the U.S. government more than $1.2 billion in fines for money laundering, Lynch’s office agreed in return not to press criminal charges against any bank employee of the U.S.-based HSBC subsidiary.

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ETHNIC CLEANSING: ISRAEL’S ULTIMATE STRATEGY TOWARD THE PALESTINIANS

In a farewell speech, outgoing UN Special Coordinator for the so-called “Middle East peace process” Robert Serry has warned the apartheid state of Israel that continued settlement building in the West Bank was killing any remaining chances for the two-state solution.

Serry said the killing of the two-state solution strategy would transform Israel into a bi-national state.

Israeli leaders, with the exception of some isolated voices, scoffed at Serry’s remarks, with some spokespersons calling these remarks “stale and stupid.”

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