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Latest News 21 December 2014

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

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.” –Michel de Montaigne

Why the Economic Crisis Deepens | The New School

 

 

 

The Keynesian PhD Brigade Strikes Again: Sweden’s Riksbank Joins The ZIRP Mania

 

 

 

How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients’ Wages

On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Missouri, lies the small city’s only hospital, a landmark of brick and glass. Music from a player piano greets visitors at the main entrance, and inside, the bright hallways seem endless. Long known as Heartland Regional Medical Center, the nonprofit hospital and its system of clinics recently rebranded. Now they’re called Mosaic Life Care, because, their promotional materials say: “We offer much more than health care. We offer life care.”

Two miles away, at the rear of a low-slung building is a key piece of Mosaic—Heartland’s very own for-profit debt collection agency.

When patients receive care at Heartland and don’t or can’t pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don’t meet Northwest’s demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse.

In the US, we have the most expensive health care in the world, and many times, some of the most lousy outcomes.

And even if you HAVE insurance, you can still get financially crucified if that policy doesn’t come from a union, an association, or membership organisation of some kind.

We know. With the insurance Mike had when he got ill with pneumonia last year, the insurance we had for him only paid 10% of the bill, and we are stuck with the other 90%. I am already in negotiations with the hospital, and having worked collections myself, understand that as long as you are consistent, and offer a reasonable payment plan, the hospital cannot drag you into collection.

Intelligent, enlightened countries in Europe have figured out how to fund health care, and have a single payer system, where you have to have the basic insurance, but if you want more coverage, you can get it by buying more.

Putin warns US relations will be damaged ‘for a long time’ if new sanctions are imposed…while announcing he has invited Kim Jong-un to Moscow

Is this speck in the Indian Ocean Britain’s Guantanamo? Chilling questions raised over secretive island as more disturbing allegations emerge over UK’s role in CIA torture

So what are they so desperate to hide on this achingly beautiful outcrop — which the U.S. Navy, seemingly blind to the irony, has renamed ‘The Footprint to Freedom’? It is a question that has acquired fresh urgency with the release last week of the U.S Senate’s bombshell report on the CIA’s use of torture against suspected terrorists.

Given the weight of evidence proving that Diego Garcia was — at the very least — a key staging post in the U.S. rendition and torture programme, it had been widely expected to feature in the dossier, thus exposing Britain’s involvement beyond doubt.

That the island was not mentioned once in almost 500 heavily redacted pages has merely heightened suspicion of an MI6-orchestrated cover-up.

Shops pocket £300m a year from the gift cards we never use

If you’re thinking of giving someone a voucher for Christmas, take note. High street stores are pocketing more than £300million a year from gift cards that are never used.

Shoppers are caught out by confusing small print and hidden fees that eat into their balance.

In some cases, 90p a month is taken off the card if it is not used for a certain period, while in others the entire balance can be snatched. And even big name stores do not always make it clear to recipients when their gift card will expire. Perhaps most outrageously, if a store goes bust it does not have to honour gift cards, so shoppers lose their money.

All in all, £6 of every £100 put on gift cards is never used by the recipient but simply ends up in stores’ coffers.

 

 

 

State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.

In a worldwide travel alert issued Friday, the department says an attack this week in Australia highlights the need to be vigilant. The alert says U.S. citizens traveling abroad should be mindful that terrorist groups, or those inspired by them, can pose unpredictable threats in public venues.

The travel alert lasts into March.

Interesting timing here.

One has to wonder just what kind of false flag event(s) are being planned to martyr Americans overseas as the “cause celebre” with which to kick off the next round of wars.

 

 

 

Israel Airstrike Hits Hamas Site In Gaza

Israel’s military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer’s war.

The Israeli military said the airstrike on what it called a “Hamas terror infrastructure site” in the southern Gaza Strip was in response to a rocket fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Friday. The rocket fire caused no injuries.

Palestinian residents reported hearing two explosions in the Khan Yunis region of Gaza, in an area that contains training sites for Palestinian militants. No injuries were immediately reported.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, said Israel’s military “will not permit any attempt to undermine the security and jeopardize the well being of the civilians of Israel. The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible and accountable for today’s attack against Israel.”

This started yesterday, and appears to be open-ended on the part of the Israeli military.

They are most probably bombing schools and hospitals with great glee, even though there were absolutely no reports of injuries where these shells exploded.

I am fully expecting, with Obama off-site, and Americans generally preoccupied with Christmas and New Year’s, that the IDF will continue bombing Gaza for as long as they believe they can get away with it.

The Israeli government has got to be made to understand that it cannot continue to wave the Holocaust in the face of the world, while practicing serial genocide against Gazan Palestinians, because this is precisely what is happening.

A few dead here…a few more maimed for live and wounded over there… and the Israeli government thinks, who notices?!?

To the Israeli government and Knesset; the world notices. The question is what the world is willing to do, and I think the will to demonstrate, tangibly, that this is totally unacceptable, is growing among the civilized countries of the world.

 

 

 

Global Growth Expectations Falling, Fed Calls Time On $5.7 Trillion Of Emerging Market Dollar Debt, Asia Isn’t Ready for a China Crash

 

 

 

BT, Sky and Virgin ‘hijacking’ browsers to push porn blocks

BT, Sky and Virgin Media are hijacking people’s web connections to force customers to make a decision about family-friendly web filters. The move comes as the December deadline imposed by prime minister David Cameron looms, with ISPs struggling to get customers to say yes or no to the controversial adult content blocks.

The messages, which vary by ISP, appear during browser sessions when a user tries to access any website. BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media are required to ask all their customers if they want web filters turned on or off, with the government saying it wants to create a “family friendly” internet free from pornography, gambling, extreme violence and other content inappropriate for children. But the measures being taken by ISPs have been described as “completely unnecessary” and “heavy handed” by internet rights groups.

The hijacking works by intercepting requests for unencrypted websites and rerouting a user to a different page.

 

 

 

The CIA Experimented on Human Beings

Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the CIA) to obfuscate the locations of these laboratories of cruel science and the identities of perpetrators.

At the helm of this human experimentation project were two psychologists hired by the CIA, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen. They designed interrogation and detention protocols that they and others applied to people imprisoned in the agency’s secret “black sites.”

“…derived from experiments on dogs…”?!?!?

Sorry, will you run that one by me just one more time please?!?

How can dogs provide actionable intelligence, to be “extracted”, after they have become totally submissive, through the process of “learned helplessness”?!?

Where is the moral outrage, please, in this country, that such a thing should be allowed to come to fruition?!?

And I say this because humankind has known, since the Catholic Inquisition, that torture only gets the person to say what the torturer wants them to say in order to get the torture to stop.

Torture produces no actionable intelligence; only confessions, period, end of discussion.

And IF the US was in fact a moral country, these men, alongside that unholy trinity of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, would be cooling their heels in a prison, awaiting a trial for torture, and crimes against humanity.

And until and unless that happens, the US will simply sink deeper into the morass of dictatorship, more unwinnable wars, and the persecution, and jailing, of whistle blowers and the independent media, working hard to tell the truth, and not for financial gain.

A harsh wind blows across this country, and there is a collective shiver up and down the collective spine of every thinking American.

And the reason for that is a very clear understanding of the Biblical injuction about “That which you sow, you shall also reap.”

This country has sown the seeds of death, torture, and war for private financial gain.

And what do we see this December, just days away from a celebration of Christmas?!? More wars, and rumors of wars, both fiscal (as in the agreement with the Saudi government to keep oil prices artificially low to destroy Russia’s economy), and shooting wars as well.

I care very deeply about the future of this country, but feel that we are moving in absolutely the wrong directions, in both domestic and foreign policies.

And unfortunately, one of the key prerequisites for working for the last several administrations has been a pathological, intellectually myopic inability to think any action through to its logical conclusion.

Looking at the current situation in Iraq; in Afghanistan; in Libya; and in Yemen, one can very clearly see the outcome of this kind of thinking.

 

 

 

Netanyahu shatters Israel’s image By Alon Ben-Meir

snip: Ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state is certainly good for the Palestinians, but it serves Israel’s needs and future wellbeing far more so than the Palestinians. Every Israeli who bought into the argument that the Palestinians are an irredeemable foe must now reexamine the falsity of this belief.

The old and tired narratives Netanyahu and his emissaries keep promulgating about how untrustworthy the Palestinians are – about their bad intent, about the Gaza experience, about the Palestinians’ perpetual hatred, about their long-term strategy to destroy Israel, and about Israel’s constant and grave security concerns – no longer resonate.

 

 

 

US taxpayer $$$ will fund mass murder and ethnic cleansing in my country, Ukraine.

 

 

 

IMF holds back Cyprus bailout funds

The International Monetary Fund has said it will not release a further €88m (£69m/US$108m) in bailout money for Cyprus on Friday after the country’s parliament delayed a key foreclosure law that was due to take effect at the end of December.

“Following today’s suspension of the existing legislation on foreclosure, critical requirements for the completion of the fifth programme review are now no longer met,” the IMF said in a statement. Its board had been set to discuss Cyprus’s progress with the loan programme on Friday and was thought likely to release the next instalment of aid.

Cyprus needed an international bailout of €10bn (£7.8bn/US$12bn) from the European commission and the monetary fund in early 2013, largely due to problems in its banking sector.

Were I a betting woman, I would bet against this “buffering legislation” getting passed, and those who lost horrifically, in terms of losing their jobs, or saw their incomes battered, will be even more financially crucified, given the current state of things in Cypress, coupled with the hideous and inhuman greed of the IMF.

 

 

 

Head of Stratfor, ‘Private CIA,’ Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was ‘The Most Blatant Coup in History’

In a December 19th interview in the Russian magazine Kommersant, George Friedman, who is the Founder and CEO of Stratfor, the ‘Shadow CIA’ firm, says of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych that occurred on February 22nd of 2014: “It really was the most blatant coup in history.” Perhaps he is saying this because of the videos that were uploaded to the Web which showed it to be so, but this statement by him contradicts the description that is asserted by the U.S. White House and the European Union, and the Western press, which description is that Yanukovych’s overthrow was instead just the result of the U.S. Government’s $5+ billion expense since 1991 to establish ‘democracy’ in Ukraine.

The US government’s narrative, and what actually took place in the coup d’etat, orchestrated by the IMF, the US, and Western Europe, are worlds apart here.

Yes, Viktor Yanukovych, the last duly elected president of Ukraine was so crooked that he had to screw his socks on in the morning; however Poroshenko is absolutely no better, only Western-centric.

And let us be very clear on one issue; after the coup, Crimea, through what was observed to a free and fair referendum, decided to join the Russian Federation; Russia did absolutely nothing wrong here, and traditionally, before the 1950’s, Crimea was long considered a part of Russia.

 

 

 

Innocent Man Tasered, Beaten While Naked In the Shower and Framed Later

“While I had my hands up naked in the shower they shot me with a 40 millimeter non-lethal round,” said Chadwick.

A second stun grenade soon followed.

“I turned away, the explosion went off, I opened my eyes the lights are out and here comes a shield with four or five guys behind it. They pinned me against the wall and proceeded to beat the crap out of me,” said Chadwick.

That’s when officers shot the unarmed Chadwick in the back of the head with a Taser at point blank range.

“They claimed I drew down with a shampoo bottle and a body wash bottle,” said Chadwick . . .

“They grabbed me by my the one hand that was out of the shower and grabbed me by my testicles slammed me on my face on the floor and proceeded to beat me more.”

I so lovehow police departments around the country are interpreting the phrase “to protect and serve” these days.

What this man desperately needed was to be very gently taken into custody for a complete psych evaluation. Threatening that he had a shotgun did not help either, but the SWAT team, after thoroughly searching his home, and finding no such gun, should have collectively had the horse sense to realize that this statement was made in a drunken stupor.

People with skills and kids, get the hell out this country while you still can.

 

 

 

WW3 Countdown | China Moves Against The Dollar

 

 

 

Palestinians criticize Canada for boycotting meeting on Israeli settlements

The top Palestinian diplomat in Canada says the Harper government should not have boycotted a United Nations conference this week that harshly criticized Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Said Hamad says Canada should have joined other countries at a conference in Geneva examining the Fourth Geneva Convention, which governs the rules of war and military occupation.

Some 126 countries of the 196 international parties to the convention adopted a resolution Wednesday saying Israel’s construction of settlements does not conform to its international legal obligations as an occupying power.

Along with Israel and the U.S., Canada boycotted the conference, another example of unwavering Conservative support of Israel — a position that has exposed deep differences with the majority of the United Nations.

 

 

 

UN General Assembly adopts resolution for Palestinian sovereignty in W. Bank, Gaza, E. Jerusalem

On Friday December 19th, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution recognizing the Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.

The Assembly adopted the resolution with a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 6 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, United States)

 

 

 

Enough of the Sappy “Cop Bought Shoplifter Eggs” story out of Tarrant, Alabama- Here is the REAL SCOOP, And It Ain’t Pretty

Sorry to throw cold water on this sappy “Glorious, heroic, saintly police bought a carton of eggs for a shoplifter” story.
I couldn’t stand the propaganda anymore so I did some actual research on the Tarrant, Alabama Police Dept. and the city in general. Yikes!

Cops stole guns and sold them to other Tarrant, Alabama Cops, City Passed Drug Warrior Laws For Revenue, Operated Speed Traps, Police Chief and Mayor Are Being Sued for civil rights violations, city threatened to turned off electricity & sentence the financially disadvantaged with “hard labor” .. more.

Australian Police Arrests Mother of Children Stabbed in Cairns

The mother of seven of eight children murdered Friday in Australia’s city of Cairns was arrested, the police said Saturday.

“The 37-year-old mother of several of the children involved in this incident has been arrested for murder overnight and is currently under police guard at the Cairns Base Hospital,” Cairns Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said at a press conference aired on BBC.

I wonder if she was on prescription anti-depressants.

 

 

 

Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Canada is introducing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis.

 

 

 

TAFTA protesters mass outside EU Council in Brussels

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the European Council building in Brussels on Friday to voice growing disapproval of TAFTA, a proposed Transatlantic Free Trade Area between the EU and the US, and to demand changes at the EU institutions.

 

 

 

US elite has gone far beyond Hitler’s impudence and cruelty

Brutal and bloody provocations are a tool of choice of USA’s politics. US intelligence greyhounds have taken a hand in white powder from Iraq, in September 11 attacks and torture. These are not conspiracy theories – this is real politics, President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems and military analyst Konstantin Sivkov believes.

“They have recently published the torture report in the United States, even though those tortures were not happening on the territory of the United States. Only 500 pages of the 6,000-page report have been published. It is unthinkable what US special services were doing to those suspects after the attacks of the Twin Towers. State Department officials said that no one would be punished for any of those tortures. Do you think that the world community will turn a blind eye on that again and continue to admire American democracy?”

Nope!

 

 

 

GQ Releases List of “America’s 20 Craziest Politicians;” The Result is Exactly What You Might Expect

GQ Magazine’s Stephen Sherrill recently released a list of “America’s 20 Craziest Politicians,” and the result is exactly what you might expect from the liberal media.
Of the twenty spots, a whopping seventeen went to Republicans, including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Rep. Steve King.

 

 

 

The 82nd’s official announcement: 1,000 Ft. Bragg paratroopers to deploy to Iraq in January

 

 

 

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.

Senator Elizabeth Warren charged Citigroup last week with “holding government funding hostage to ram through its government bailout provision.” At issue was a section in the omnibus budget bill repealing the Lincoln Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act, which protected depositor funds by requiring the largest banks to push out a portion of their derivatives business into non-FDIC-insured subsidiaries.

Warren and Representative Maxine Waters came close to killing the spending bill because of this provision. But the tide turned, according to Waters, when not only Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, but President Obama himself lobbied lawmakers to vote for the bill.

 

 

 

Victim says witnessed three boys murdered by VIP paedophiles

Scotland Yard says it is investigating the murders of three boys by what is now known as a ‘VIP sex ring’ suspected to include several high-ranking military officials and politicians.

Detectives say they are looking into accounts of the murders as recited by an abuse victim whom they have described as ‘a credible source’.

According to a shocking account by the abuse victim, who is referred to as ‘Nick’, a Conservative MP had throttled a 12-year-old boy in a depraved sex party at a luxury town house in London sometime in the early 80s.

That makes that particular politician “reliable” to the power structure.

 

 

 

US is militarizing Ukraine to invade Russia. Sergei Glazyev

 

 

 

The Epidemiology of FirearmViolence in the Twenty-FirstCentury United States

The claim that gun deaths are on the increase is invalid once you stop including suicides in the count.

 

 

 

Illegal Aliens Cost North Carolina Public Schools $1 Billion A Year

There are 34,000 illegal aliens between the ages of 3-17 currently enrolled in North Carolina’s Public Schools, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

The state of North Carolina spends an average of $8,409 per student in taxpayer supported schools across the state, which results in $285,906,000 being spent on illegal alien

FREEDOM? Obama Announces New Cuba Policy; Here’s How The Castro’s Responded

The day before Obama’s surprise announcement about ‘normalizing’ relations with Cuba, the Castro Regime announced new rules on the salaries of workers who are employed by foreign entities. Coincidence? Hardly.

 

 

 

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ – Greenwald

Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

 

 

 

WTF! St. Louis Prosecutor Says ‘He Knew Witnesses Were Lying to Grand Jury’

 

 

 

Dog Torture at Bottom of CIA Scandal

In Part 1 of Seligman and Steve Maier’s experiment, three groups of dogs were placed in harnesses. Group 1 dogs were simply put in the harnesses for a period of time and later released. Groups 2 and 3 consisted of “yoked pairs.” A dog in Group 2 would be intentionally subjected to pain by being given electric shocks, which the dog could end by pressing a lever. A Group 3 dog was wired in series with a Group 2 dog, receiving shocks of identical intensity and duration, but his lever did not stop the electric shocks. To a dog in Group 3, it seemed that the shock ended at random, because it was his paired dog in Group 2 that was causing it to stop. For Group 3 dogs, the shock was apparently “inescapable.” Group 1 and Group 2 dogs quickly recovered from the experience, but Group 3 dogs learned to be helpless, and exhibited symptoms similar to chronic clinical depression.

“Well, yeah, it might be okay to torture Muslims, BUT NOW YOU TORTURED DOGS AND YOU ARE IN DEEP KIMCHEE, fella! We have animal cruelty laws in this nation! Just ask Michael Vick!” — Official White Horse Souse

 

 

 

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 20, 2014]

 

 

 

HOW THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR CHANGED THE WORLD

Certainly, Hearst and his Jewish rival at the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, helped to poison the public mind towards Spain. But this idiotic and incomplete analysis ignores the “big picture” of the Globalist hand which moves the chess pieces. The Spanish-American War was neither “pointless”, nor insignificant. To the contrary, without the precedent-setting features, tactical acquisitions, and adverse side-effects of this unjust war, and the prolonged US-Philippines War which grew out of it, World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, World War II and all the other horror stories of the past 100 + years would not have been possible.

 

 

 

Paul Craig Roberts – Russia To Unleash Ultimate Black Swan Against The West

“Suppose the Russian government says, ‘Well, since the attack on the ruble is political and you guys are attacking the ruble and causing us so much trouble, we are just not going to pay off the next traunch of our debt that comes due early in 2015.’

Well, the European banking system would collapse because those banks are terribly undercapitalized. Some of them have loans to Russia that almost absorb the entire capital base. So the Russians don’t even have to default. They can just say, ‘We’re not going to pay this year. We will do it later. We’ll do it when the ruble stabilizes.’ (Laughter).

You can understand the impact of such a decision by the Russians on the West. And given all the linkages and the interconnections — when Lehman Brothers went down it had just about as much adverse affect on Europe as it did the United States.

 

 

 

SONY ‘The Interview’ HACK SCANDAL – An Inside Job to Bring in Cyber Security Bill?

 

 

 

END GAME: Putin May End Ruble Crisis By Taking Russia Onto the GOLD STANDARD!

 

 

 

The Unstated Script

Apparently Elie Wiesel has taken it upon himself to direct the governments of the world in his quest for domination of the mid-east, especially the “cruel and oppressive, irresponsible and senseless, the shameless” regime that dictates the affairs of the Iranian State.

 

 

 

94-Year-Old Kicked Out Of Retirement Home Right Before The Holidays

A 94-year-old woman has reportedly been asked to leave the retirement home where she lives just before Christmas and told that if she doesn’t leave, she will be brought to a hospital.
According to reports, Marie Sparrow was told by an employee that the Mississauga retirement home where she currently lives is “not a suitable location for you to get the care required for you to flourish.”

 

 

 

Head of Stratfor, ‘Private CIA,’ Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was ‘The Most Blatant Coup in History’

In a December 19th interview in the Russian magazine Kommersant, George Friedman, who is the Founder and CEO of Stratfor, the ‘Shadow CIA’ firm, says of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych that occurred on February 22nd of 2014: “It really was the most blatant coup in history.” Perhaps he is saying this because of the videos that were uploaded to the Web which showed it to be so, but this statement by him contradicts the description that is asserted by the U.S. White House and the European Union, and the Western press, which description is that Yanukovych’s overthrow was instead just the result of the U.S. Government’s $5+ billion expense since 1991 to establish ‘democracy’ in Ukraine.

 

 

 

ZeuS variant strikes 150 banks worldwide

Kaspersky has discovered a fresh ZeuS malware strain which has targeted financial institutions worldwide.

The company says the banking trojan’s latest form has targeted a total of 150 different banks and 20 payment systems worldwide; focusing on the infiltration of online banking. In total, 15 countries have been attacked, including the United Kingdom, United States, Spain, Russia, Japan and Italy.

 

 

 

NY POLICE DEPT. HOLDS RALLY TO SUPPORT COPS – NO ONE ATTENDS

 

 

 

CLG Exclusive: CIA Torture Queen Bought $825K House While Torturing Her Way to the Top

The redacted (525 of 6,700 pages) C.I.A. torture report has revealed possible war crimes and violations of the Nuremberg ban on human experimentation by C.I.A. agents and U.S. military contractors. On December 19, 2014, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Peter Maass revealed the name of the C.I.A. senior officer at the center of the C.I.A.’s torture scandals: Alfreda Frances Bikowsky.

Now, CLG can report that Alfreda Bikowsky purchased (and likely still lives in) a well-appointed ranch house in Mclean, Virginia. Nestled in a wooded lot at 1437 Brookhaven Drive, the well-concealed house is a short 19-minute, 12-mile commute to the Central Intelligence Agency in Reston, Virginia. Formerly owned by Michael E. Geltner, the property was sold to Bikowsky for a mere $825,000 by realtor Michael Chang in April of 2012.

Bikowsky was a senior staff member at the Bin Laden Issue Station in January 2000.[14] She was the direct supervisor of Michael Anne Casey, a CIA staff operations officer who was assigned to track future 9/11 hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar at an al-Qaeda operatives’ meeting in Malaysia in early January 2000.[8] Casey blocked a draft cable written by Doug Miller, a FBI agent detailed to the Bin Laden Issue Station, to the FBI warning that al-Mihdhar had a multiple-entry visa for travel to the U.S.[15][16](p240) Mark Rossini, another FBI agent first assigned to the Bin Laden Issue Station in 1999,[16](p233) testifies that Casey also verbally ordered him to not share information with FBI headquarters about al-Mihdhar or Nawaf al-Hazmi, who was traveling with al-Mihdhar.[1][17] Rossini further states that Bikowsky told congressional investigators in 2002 that she hand-delivered al-Mihdhar’s visa information to FBI headquarters. This was later proven false by FBI log books.[1] The CIA shared some details about al-Mihdhar with the FBI at that time, but not that he had a valid visa to enter the U.S.[16](pp244–7)

Interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Bikowsky has been identified as “the redheaded former Soviet analyst who had been in the Bin Laden Unit during Michael Scheuer’s supervision”[7](p273) in Jane Mayer’s book, The Dark Side.[8] After Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in March 2003, Mayer writes of Bikowsky:

Despite the CIA’s insistence on the professionalism of its interrogation program, according to two well-informed Agency sources, one particularly overzealous female officer had to be reprimanded for her role. After Mohammed was captured, the woman, who headed the Al Qaeda unit in the CTC, was so excited she flew at government expense to the black site where Mohammed was held so that she could personally watch him being waterboarded. … Coworkers said she had no legitimate reason to be present during Mohammed’s interrogation. She was not an interrogator. “She thought it would be cool to be in the room,” a former colleague said. (p. 273)[7]

 

 

 

Flu Outbreak Spreading Rapidly In Usa, So Far This Season, 11 Children Killed, This Year’s Vaccine Doesn’t Provide Protection For H3N2, Worst Since 2009

 

 

 

SPLC Bullies Music Distributors Into Banning “Hate Music”

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

If anyone was wondering whether or not The Southern Poverty Law Center was still active in targeting American citizens for their personal beliefs or attempting to dismantle their First Amendment rights, the SPLC has reasserted itself yet again – this time targeting “hate music” and “white power rock bands” on online music and retail services.

An “investigation” was recently undertaken by the SPLC in order to determine whether or not the music of bands that the SPLC deems offensive or racist – except for explicitly racist rap music – were being sold on online services like iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify…

 

 

 

WEALTH AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES – Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D.

snip: Unlike income, wealth is determined not by one’s salary but instead is based upon an individual’s assets. Based on this criteria, as of 2014, the bottom 80% of the US population controls just 7% of the wealth in the United States combined. Yet, as noted, the gap between the wealthiest 1% of the United States and the other 99% is greater than at any time since 1928, the year before the Great Depression began.

 

 

 

Cyberattack on German Iron Plant Causes ‘Widespread Damage

 

 

 

MEGA BEX ALERT – FOX News: Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or Russia, intel source says

The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the “sole entity” in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, China or Russia may have been involved, an intelligence source told Fox News on Thursday.

 

 

 

Millions in Poverty Get Less Media Coverage than 482 Billionaires

snip: “The notion that the wealthiest nation on Earth has one in every six of its citizens living at or below the poverty threshold reflects not a lack of resources, but a lack of policy focus and attention — and this is due to a lack of public awareness to the issue,” writes Frederick Reese of MintPress News. Contrary to widespread media portrayal, the U.S. has one of the highest poverty rates of major Western nations. In order to increase awareness of poverty within the nation, writes PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley, the media must become an accurate and comprehensive source of information—and not only in reaction to a political agenda. According to Smiley, we must call on the news media to “promote our collective appreciation of the inherent values we all share in alleviating domestic poverty.

 

 

 

New watchdog bans EU from being GM-free

Nations and regions which want to stay free of genetically-modified crops will be banned from doing so under a devastating ruling by EU scientists.

The decision, the first from the new European Food Safety Authority, means governments will be unable to stop the controversial plants being grown on their soil – effectively opening the floodgates.

It is a disastrous blow to those British consumers, farmers, politicians and green campaigners who are fearful about the safety of so-called Frankenstein foods.

The administrations in Scotland and Wales and many English local authorities – particularly in the South West – oppose GM crops.

Last night, Greenpeace warned Britain is being dragged into a vast and unpredictable experiment. Once commercial planting of GM crops is allowed, their pollen will spread and contaminate the entire countryside.

 

 

 

U.S. Students Resist Israeli Occupation of Palestine

snip: Although the student protests have been covered by smaller non-corporate media outlets and across social media, there have been negative distortions made by corporate media. Salehi described his own experience, in which he and fellow students were harassed, threatened, and even brought to the attention of corporate media power-house Fox News, which claimed that such protests were anti-Semitic and harassed Jewish students. By contrast, as Salehi and Barrows-Friedman make clear, these protests aim to protect Palestinians’ human rights while drawing critical attention to the politics of the state of Israel.

 

 

 

Sony hack: China may have helped North Korea, US states

US official states that North Korea responsible for hacking of Sony over The Interview film – and that Kim Jong-un’s regime may have had Chinese help

So, according to US Officials and FOX News, North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, (and everyone else the US needs an excuse to invade) secretly create the most potent cyber-army in the world, then expose the existence of that cyber-army with a pointless attack on a movie studio?

And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam’s nuclear weapons to sell you!

 

 

 

After Sony hack, is U.S. grid next?

Now that U.S. intelligence has blamed North Korea for the Nov. 24 cyber attack on Sony Pictures, there is growing concern that the Hermit Kingdom has the capability of bringing down the vulnerable U.S. national grid system.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/after-sony-hack-is-u-s-grid-next/#uM8SW1GrR…

Yep; looks like the US is going to pull a 9-11 false-flag to get their wars going again!

This would be a good time for all the “white hat” hackers, who insist they use their powers only for good, to walk their talk and nail the real perpetrators of this war-starting hoax!

 

 

 

North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

North Korea said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were “groundless slander” and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

An unnamed spokesman of the North’s foreign ministry said there would be “grave consequences” if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe and continued to accuse Pyongyang, the official KCNA news agency reported on Saturday.

On Friday, President Barack Obama blamed North Korea for the devastating cyberattack, which led to the Hollywood studio cancelling “The Interview”, a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

 

 

 

Massachusetts: 751 people became ill and 64 died from an outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by contamination from the NECC compounding pharmacy.

 

 

 

US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is delaying the release of a volume from its U.S. foreign relations history that deals with the CIA-backed overthrow of an Iranian prime minister in the 1950s out of concern that publication could undermine nuclear diplomacy with the Islamic republic.

 

 

 

DHS Chief Admits Forgetting Pledge of Allegiance

 

 

 

A Presidential Embarrassment

 

 

 

Warning on funds, UN doubles estimate of destroyed Gaza homes

Jerusalem (AFP) – The UN warned Thursday it was running out of funds to house families in Gaza, as it doubled its estimate of the number of homes damaged or destroyed in this summer’s war with Israel

 

 

 

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.

The assembly voted 170-6 in favor of the resolution, with three abstentions. Israel, the United States, Canada, Australia, Micronesia and Marshall Islands voted “no.”

 

 

 

Woman Who Stopped for Ducks Sentenced to 90 days in prison, 10-year driving ban & 240 hours of community service..

 

 

 

2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone — and deeply disappointed in President Barack Obama.

 

 

 

FBI Accuses N.Korea of SONY Hack – But im Calling FALSE FLAG to Police the Net!

 

 

 

‘Beware’ is new software for use by law enforcement that collects information from billions of records to determine who is likely to commit a crime and then labels them as a public threat.

 

 

 

Politicians to pass cyber security bill due to Sony ‘hack’

 

 

 

How Your Taxes Fund Corporations that Rig the U.S. Political System

Most politically active Americans are aware of the massive amounts of money spent on political campaigns. And most are also aware that corporate dollars, which fund so-called superPACs (political action committees), give hundreds of millions every election cycle.

 

 

 

How the CIA Launched the “Financial Pearl Harbor” Attacks on Russia and Venezuela

Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan’s long familiarity with Saudi Arabia, owing to the time he spent there as the CIA station chief in Riyadh in the 1990s and his knowledge of Saudi oil operations, has paid off. Petroleum industry insiders claim that Brennan’s agents inside Saudi Aramco convinced the firm’s management and the Saudi Oil Ministry to begin fracking operations in order to stimulate production in Saudi Arabia’s oldest oil fields. The Saudis, who are not known for their hands-on knowledge of their nation’s own oil industry, agreed to what became an oil pricing catastrophe which would not only affect Saudi Arabia but oil producing nations around the world from Russia and Venezuela to Nigeria and Indonesia.

 

 

 

No punishment for CIA espionage on Senate enquiry

A CIA panel has decided not to consider punishment for the agency’s officers who spied on the US Senate’s computer inquiries into the use of torture, according to current and former officials.

 

 

 

US escalates campaign against North Korea

The Obama administration ratcheted up the pressure Friday on the isolated Stalinist regime in North Korea, with the FBI formally accusing North Korea of responsibility for the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and Obama declaring that the US government would carry out an unspecified “proportionate response” against Pyongyang at “a time and place of our own choosing.”

 

 

 

Free Fall of the Ruble: Who’s Behind it? A Ploy of Russia’s Economic Wizards? Whose Chess Game?

Russia has recently announced that in the future she will no longer trade energy in US dollars, but in rubles and currencies of the trading partners. In fact, this rule will apply to all trading. Russia and China are detaching their economies from that of the western financial system.

 

 

 

Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin’s Defense

Putin’s not going to roll over and play dead for these vipers. He’s got to much on the ball for that. He’s going to beat them at their own game, fair and square. He’s going to implement capital controls, restructure the economy away from the west, and aggressively look for ways to deter Washington from spreading its heinous resource war to Central Asia and beyond.

 

 

 

Secret Tapes: former israeli Prime-Minister Ehud Olmert Calls Sheldon Adelson ‘Dog, Son Of A Dog’

Secret tapes of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, released in public on Thursday, reveal that Republican casino mogul Sheldon Adelson told President George W. Bush that Olmert was a “traitor.” “Adelson – this dog, son of a dog – went to President Bush and said that I’m a traitor. Bush told me,” Olmert is heard as telling his former assistant Shula Zaken, who recorded her conversations with him during the Holyland case, in which both were convicted.

 

 

 

Study Links GMOs to Over 22 Different Diseases Yet More Evidence GMOs Should be Banned

if it doesn’t increase crop yields or reduce pesticide use, why use it?

 

 

 

Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy – “Princes of the Yen” reveals how Japanese society was transformed to suit the agenda and desire of powerful interest groups, and how citizens were kept entirely in the dark about th

 

 

 

Sony Hackers Make New Demands… This Is What Happens When You Negotiate With Terrorists

In the spirit of Kim Jong Il, Un and the rest of the world’s dictators, the hackers now want all traces of the movie’s existence removed from the annals of history… or else.

 

 

 

“The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned”

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

Israel bombs Gaza for first time since summer assault

Israeli war jets bombed targets in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses and the army said early Saturday, hours after a projectile from the besieged Palestinian enclave hit open ground in southern Israel.

A spokesman for Gaza’s health ministry said there were no casualties in the attack, the first airstrike by Israel on the Palestinian enclave since the summer truce that ended Israel’s 50-day assault on Gaza which killed over 2,000 Palestinians, the overwhelming majority of them civilians.

The Israeli army confirmed the strike, which it said “targeted a Hamas terror infrastructure site.”

You need to ask yourself if Palestine would fire a single rocket into Israel just as the resolutions on Palestine are about to go before the Security Council. And a moment’s thought suggests that Palestine is not that stupid and this is another Israel false-flag.

John Kerry already indicated the US would veto all Palestinian Resolutions, but this is uncomfortable for the US Government as it underscores that they are slaves to Israel. Better for the US and better for Israel if the resolutions are “interrupted.” Hence an Israeli collaborator in Israel fires a fireworks rocket into an empty lot in Israel and Israel uncorks a new major military offensive as their “Final Solution to the Palestinian Question.”

 

 

 

Obama – the height of stupidity and self-delusion,.

Listening to Obama’s speech about Cuba I was stunned by the following statements:

After all, these 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked. It’s time for a new approach. (…) I do not believe we can keep doing the same thing for over five decades and expect a different result. Moreover, it does not serve America’s interests, or the Cuban people, to try to push Cuba toward collapse. Even if that worked -– and it hasn’t for 50 years –- we know from hard-earned experience that countries are more likely to enjoy lasting transformation if their people are not subjected to chaos.

You get that? Obama admits that 50 years of sanctions and attempts to isolate a small island right off the coast of Florida has not worked. And then he announces that he will impose more sanctions on Russia, the biggest country on the planet, and that he will isolate Russia, even though Russia now has full access to the biggest economy on the planet?!

Is that not the height of stupidity and self-delusion?

 

 

 

Brazil on Verge of Violent Regional Wars Over Water Rights – a Sign of Global Trends

 

 

 

The Fracturing Energy Bubble Is the New Housing Crash

The global oil price collapse now unfolding is not putting a single dime into the pockets of American households—-the CNBC talking heads to the contrary notwithstanding. What is happening is the vast flood of mispriced debt and capital, which flowed into the energy sector owning to the Fed’s lunatic ZIRP and QE policies, is now rapidly deflating.

That will reduce bubble spending and investment, not add to economic growth. It’s the housing bust all over again.

 

 

 

Obama Increases Allowable Levels of Radiation in Drinking Water ‘Dramatically’

In Time for Massive New Dumping of Daiichi Radiation

 

 

 

An eye-opening documentary depicting the corruption of our economic system. Truly worth-watching!

 

 

 

More Sony Hack/North Korea Psyop Fun: Team America World Police Screenings Canceled

Hey government and mainstream, lapdog establishment media: I thought we were supposed to be afraid of ISIS. Now it’s North Korea?

Frankly, Kim Kardashian’s ass is a more believable distraction story…and that’s saying a lot.

 

 

 

Pollution Fears Crush Home Prices Near Fracking Wells

Properties with private wells suffered a loss in value compared to properties connected to a municipal water system, they found, offsetting gains in value from mineral-rights royalties. The loss varied with distance from the nearest shale-gas well. At 1.5 kilometers, properties with private wells sold for about 10 percent less.

Properties suffered greater losses when closer to shale-gas wells where hydraulic fracturing had been employed.

Within 1 km of shale gas wells, properties with private drinking water wells dropped 22 percent in value. Properties connected to public water suffered no losses, but also showed no net gains.

Israel Breaks Cease-Fire by Bombing Gaza

Israel’s airstrikes violate the cease-fire that followed the country’s “Protective Edge” military attacks on Gaza earlier this year.

Israeli warplanes launched two airstrikes in eastern Al-Qarara – Khanyounis city, teleSUR’s correspondent in Gaza Noor Harazeen reported.

She said the rocket fire, a “violation of the truce” following Israel’s Protective Edge bombing campaign earlier this year, “is one of the most serious attacks on Gaza.”

Other people in the area have reported that there are blackouts in part of Gaza, such as Khan Younis.

You need to ask yourself if Palestine would fire a single rocket into Israel just as the resolutions on Palestine are about to go before the Security Council. And a moment’s thought suggests that Palestine is not that stupid and this is another Israel false-flag.

John Kerry already indicated the US would veto all Palestinian Resolutions, but this is uncomfortable for the US Government as it underscores that they are slaves to Israel. Better for the US and better for Israel if the resolutions are “interrupted.”

Hence an Israeli collaborator in Israel fires a fireworks rocket into an empty lot in Israel and Israel uncorks a new major military offensive as their “Final Solution to the Palestinian Question.”

 

 

 

Over 700 sue NAM over fracking earthquakes

700 private homeowners and 12 Groningen housing corporations are taking the Netherlands Petroleum Company (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij – NAM) to court.

The individuals and housing corporations want NAM to reimburse the depreciation of their homes caused by gas extraction. This involves a total of 100 thousand homes. The plaintiffs want the compensation to be paid directly and not only after the houses are sold with a possible loss, as Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs wants.

 

 

 

Ohio families forced to flee out-of-control natural gas leak

It has been four days since about 25 families living in Eastern Ohio have been able to return to their homes after a fracking well started leaking natural gas. Oil and gas workers have been unable to control the leak that started on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Bethany McCorkle, said crews in Monroe County lost control of the well on Saturday. Evacuation of homes in a 3.0-mile radius of the well-site about, 160-miles east of Columbus, was ordered. People are allowed back in their homes during the day, but must not stay overnight.

Although the well is not on fire, there is a risk of explosion. “There’s still a steady stream of natural gas coming from the wellhead,” McCorkle said yesterday.

 

 

 

Movie industry’s evil plan to destroy the internet is going precisely nowhere

As well as finding out that Jennifer Lawrence earns less than her male counterparts, Hollywood studio execs are self-important a-holes and Sony Pictures has a password policy that a baby could break … it turns out movie giants are also seeking to DESTROY THE INTERNET with a ten-page legal memo.

The memo [PDF], written by outside law firm Jenner & Block in August this year, looks into whether ISPs can be pressured into removing links to pirate content by using the legal language around telecommunications.

 

 

 

Germany To Try Auschwitz Guard Charged With 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder

A German court says a 93-year-old man charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp will go on trial early next year.

The Lueneburg state court said Tuesday its review of the prosecution’s case against Oskar Groening determined there was enough evidence to proceed with the trial. The starting date has not been announced.

Groening has openly talked in interviews about his time as a guard and says he witnessed atrocities but didn’t commit any crimes himself.

But the officials in the US who actually committed acts of torture, including torturing to death, remain free.

 

 

 

The Real Costs of Fracking

The first researchers to systematically document ill health in livestock, pets, and people living near fracking drill sites were Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald. Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell University, used a case study approach–looking at individual households–to search for possible effects (Bamberger and Oswald 2012).

Many fracking chemicals are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or other classes of toxins (Colborn et al. 2011). Bamberger and Oswald’s studies, carried out during the ongoing fracking boom, uncovered serious adverse effects including respiratory, reproductive, and growth-related problems in animals and a spectrum of symptoms in humans that they termed “shale gas syndrome”. Ultimately, their research led them to consider fracking’s broader implications for farming and the food system (Bamberger and Oswald 2012 and 2014).

 

 

 

Baker Hughes US oil rig count drops to 1875 from 1893

 

 

 

Fracking site in UK suffered possible “loss of wellbore integrity”

According to reports and information gained under the UK Freedom of Information Act it appears that one of Cuadrilla’s initial drilling sites in the UK suffered a previously unreported structural failure.

The damage has been described by engineers as a possible “loss of wellbore integrity”, this can result in a leaking of fluid or gases from shale extraction and cause possible environmental or public health hazards.

The allegations originate from emails between Cuadrilla and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which suggest that the site at Preese Hall, Lancashire, suffered structural damage.

 

 

 

Devastating Sony hack just a malware rehash, say experts

The tech used in one of the worst cyber-attacks in business history was known to cyber-defenders, according to CyActive

 

 

 

Fighting Back! San Diego Police Sued Over Tracking Cell Phones with ‘Stingray’ Device

 

 

 

Cop Facing Dozens of Charges Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Shoots Her Daughter

 

 

 

Google Search – Homes of the Rothschilds

Just in case you wondered where all your wealth has gone since the creation of private central banks!

 

 

 

North Korea’s Sony hack: ‘Effectively an act of war’ says Blodget

“Our government has been slow to respond given the magnitude of this,” says Yahoo Finance’s Henry Blodget. “If it was state-sponsored in any way, it was effectively an act of war on a U.S. asset. We have not defined that as an act of war but going forward we probably should.”

Now that North Korea has been identified as the responsible party, corporations can go back to wringing their hands over what the big picture is: This may be the beginning of a new wave of attacks. Attacks that could take out a company or in more severe cases, cripple the entire financial system or the broader economy.

 

 

 

Personal information on 50,000 federal employees exposed; hackers breach contractor system

A company that conducts background checks for the federal government – including investigations on Alabama workers – has been breached, potentially exposing personal data of tens of thousands of federal employees.

 

 

 

NEW AMERICA: Immigrants Account for All Jobs Growth Since ’07 — Both legal And Illegal

 

 

 

How The Military Could Turn Your Mind Into The Next Battlefield

Giordano’s research group has categorized these weapons into four broad categories: drugs, bugs, toxins, and bytes. In an email to me, he described them like this:

Drugs: There are particular drugs that act upon the central and/or peripheral nervous system that can be used to 1) alter concentration and vigilance (to increase or decrease combat warfighters’ performance on various tasks), 2) alter sensation, perception and emotion (to induce feelings of fear, confusion or even amiability), and of course 3) incur profound debilitation — and death.

Bugs: There are a number of microbiological agents (“bugs”) — viruses and bacteria — that can induce a host of neurological diseases (such as encephalitis, meningitis), and effects (such as cognitive and motor manifestations).

 

 

 

FLASHBACK – Revealing Pictures From 1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball

On 12/12/72 Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, member of the most powerful elite family in the world, held a Surrealist Ball at Château de Ferrières, one of the family’s gigantic mansions. While these events are usually extremely secretive, photographs of this particular Ball surfaced on the web. In short, it is a mix of an “Eyes Wide Shut”-style masked ball mixed with a Lady Gaga-style pop video. I’m not even kidding. Indeed, behind the fun and games, these pics reveal the underlying ideology and the mind state of the occult elite – which is apparently also used in the countless MK/Illuminati theme music videos discussed on this site.

 

 

 

‘Grieks parlementslid kreeg 3 miljoen euro aangeboden in ruil voor stem voor volgende president’

Pavlos Chaikalis, an MP for the Greek Independents, has received an amount between 2 and offered the 3 million to vote for the next Greek president. That explained the man Friday on Greek radio. The name of the briber was not released, but according Chaikalis it is a known person in the political and economic circles.

In addition to 700,000 euros in cash Chaikalis would get facilities in the payment of outstanding loans and would be granted him some publicity contracts. Chaikalis is also an actor.

greek member of parliament was offered 3 million euro vote the ‘right way’

 

 

 

Israel’s splendid isolation

Uri Avnery reviews Israel’s international isolation and assesses the consequences of a US veto or non-veto of a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to the Israeli occupation.

 

 

 

JUST IN: @StateDept issues worldwide travel alert to U.S. citizens citing lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

Some 13 years after Enron, auditors still can’t stop managers cooking the books

 

 

 

Blaming Iran for the Sony Hack

 

 

 

Militarized Police Prepare for War on Constitutionalists!

 

 

 

Painkillers Kill More Than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

Yes, prescription painkillers do in fact take more lives per year than two of the hardest illegal drugs in the nation — surpassing both heroin and cocaine in their total related deaths.

 

 

 

FLASHBACK – Federal Government Hires Internet TROLLS to Monitor and “Correct” Online Discussions

This subject is of big interest to me and I am happy to see other websites picking up the concerns and expressing them publicly. I have crossed paths with these undercover agents many times, on various websites and forums, and a I can tell you from my first hand experience that they are extremely effective.

They are usually intelligent and well informed people, and a couple of them operating on each section of a forum, are enough to kill a subject of major interest almost immediately.

 

 

 

10-year-old handcuffed during drug arrest in Middletown

Cory Brinson, the lawyer that Chaney retained in this case, said police picked an inappropriate time to arrest Ford. “They watched him pick her up from the school. They could have executed this warrant at another time, but did not and put her in harm’s way. Threw her up against the car, handcuffed her, drew their guns and scared her half to death. It didn’t have to happen like that,” Brinson said.

 

 

 

New York Gun Grabbers Target Toys (VIDEO)

Retailers Wal-Mart, Amazon, K-Mart, Sears and Toy Arsenal have announced they will cease sales of toy guns in New York State.

 

 

 

BEING AMERICAN IS UN-AMERICAN

 

 

 

9th Circuit to judge: Lift ban on licenses for dreamers

For more than two years, Gov. Jan Brewer has waged a costly legal battle to keep driver’s licenses out of the hands of young undocumented immigrants known as dreamers.

She has lost one court decision after another.

On Wednesday, less than three weeks before she leaves office, Brewer was dealt another defeat when the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for “dreamers” to get licenses.

The court denied Brewer’s request for a delay that would have allowed her to keep denying licenses to dreamers while she prepares an appeal to the justices.

 

 

 

Krauthammer vs. Napolitano on Sony: “In The Grown-Up World There’s A Trade-Off Between Security And Liberty”

 

 

 

NASA wastes $350 million on facility for cancelled project

 

 

 

The Crazy US ‘Group Think’ on Russia

The U.S. government is back on that high horse and charging off to sanction Russia over Ukraine, a crisis that has been thoroughly misrepresented in the mainstream U.S. news media and in the halls of government.

Has anyone in Official Washington thought through the latest foreign policy “group think,” the plan to destabilize nuclear-armed Russia? All the “smart” people, including the New York Times editors, are rubbing their hands with glee over the financial crisis being imposed on Russia because of the Ukraine crisis, but no one, it seems, is looking down the road.

 

 

 

Already Crummy Us Economy Takes A Sudden Hit: One Heck Of A Downhill Ride Since June, Culminating In A December Dive. But This Time, There Is No Polar Vortex To Blame.

 

 

 

Ending the Cold War on Cuba? From the Freezer to the Chiller

If Washington ended its economic aggression against Cuba and others then it might just be a signal of real change. Otherwise it’s just more of the same imperialist policy that is the bedrock of American power.

As US President Barack Obama announced his surprise «historic» bid to normalize relations with Cuba this week, the New York Times swooned with glowing news. ‘US to Restore Full Relations With Cuba, Erasing a Last Trace of Cold War Hostility’ was how its top headline put it. Welcoming the development, the American «newspaper of record» said Obama vowed to «cut loose the shackles of the past» and to «sweep aside one of the last vestiges of the Cold War».

But, purple prose aside, the hard detail is that the ongoing illegal American embargo on Cuba will stay in place. Moreover, the move comes as Washington slaps on more sanctions against Russia and unleashes new sanctions on Venezuela.

End of the Cold War? Read more…

 

 

 

Macleod pessimistic on all countries with fiat currencies

 

 

 

Israeli black market organ broker released from U.S. jail, avoids deportation

 

 

 

Junk Bond Investors Facing First Global Loss in Five Years… GCC Countries Are Forecast To Lose At Least Half Their Oil Revenues, Or Around $350 Billion A Year… Much More Ahead

 

 

 

Greece: Which bondholders will Syriza burn?

 

 

 

German hackers find global mobile security hole in SS7 protocol

 

 

 

The “Blame Russia” Mainstream Media Chorus Over Ukraine as Viewed from Canada

The Globe and Mail is the only newspaper in Canada spending time and resources to report from the war zone of eastern Ukraine. Seasoned Globe reporter Mark MacKinnon has been in and out of there for many months. The newspaper published a substantial article by him in its Saturday edition of Dec. 6. The article is a useful reference point for examining how mainstream media is presenting the story of the war in Ukraine to Canadians, for good and for bad.

 

 

 

Review admits CIA assassination programs strengthen extremist groups

Wikileaks on Thursday has made public a never-before-seen internal review conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that looked at the agency’s drone and targeted assassination programs in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere.

The agency’s own analysis, conducted in 2009, found that its clandestine drone and assassination program was likely to produce counterproductive outcomes, including strengthening the very “extremist groups” it was allegedly designed to destroy.

 

 

 

‘Please Stop Helping Us’ – A new book brilliantly explains how policies designed to help blacks end up harming them.

 

 

 

Danny Schechter made a strong case in April 2011 that speculators and financiers were the cause of the oil and food crisis.

 

 

 

Silk Road prosecutors want to ban Ross Ulbricht’s libertarian politics in court

 

 

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Police Pre-Crime Algorithm Uses Social Media Posts Against You in Real-Time

And still, astoundingly, we have people saying “Well, I haven’t done anything wrong, so I don’t have anything to worry about.”

We have finally reached the moment where Orwell’s nightmare in 1984 meets the movie Minority Report. We’re living there right now.

Did you know that any time a police officer pulls you over or responds to your 9-1-1 call, he or she is using a pre-crime algorithm which assigns you a color-coded threat score based not just on your criminal background but on everything including “flagged” purchases and all your social media posts which may include any comments that may be construed as “offensive?”

The officer will receive your color coding — red, yellow or green — before he or she ever even sees you based on factors you are not allowed to see or question. Guilty until proven innocent just got thrown completely out the window. Welcome to the modern era of big data and thought crime in Police State, U.S.A.

 

 

 

Americans are trading sleep for work, and it’s literally killing us

 

 

 

Obama: Hollywood weak, Boston stong

President Obama said Friday that the U.S. will retaliate against North Korea for its cyberattack against Sony Pictures, and he thinks the movie studio “made a mistake” by canceling the release of a movie in response to the hacking.

“They caused a lot of damage, and we will respond,” Mr. Obama said of the North Koreans at a White House news conference. “We will respond in a place and time and manner that we choose.”

 

 

 

Nine Palestinians injured in West Bank village

As many as nine Palestinians have been injured in the West Bank after Israeli forces suppressed a march in a village in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.

 

 

 

It’s the US that is ruled by oligarchs. It’s the same type of oligarchs that the Soviet Union had.

 

 

 

Obama White House stands by free speech in Sony hacking scandal

The U.S. government has yet to reveal what evidence they have of a “linkage” between North Korea and the Nov. 24 hacking attack on Sony Entertainment but they are considering a “range of options” in response, according to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Obama is on TV right now championing free speech as he bashes North Korea. This from the same US Government which has jailed whistleblowers and tried to impose censorship on the entire US society to the point where we have to use euphemisms like “F-bomb” and “N-word” in order not to offend those who must not be offended. And of course, never, EVER, criticize Israel!

 

 

 

Six years ago this week, the Fed cut interest rates to near zero in response to the Great Recession

 

 

 

STRATFOR: UKRAINE COUP PLOTTED BY US OVER RUSSIAN STANCE ON SYRIA

The United States is behind the February coup in Kiev, which came in response to Russia’s stance on Syria, said George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, a global intelligence company. Russia has repeatedly said that the coup in Kiev was organized by the US, Friedman told Kommersantnewspaper. Indeed, it was the most overt coup in history, the political analyst stressed.

 

 

 

Landslide EU vote for Palestinian State

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood in principle. A total of 498 MEPs voted in favor, while 88 were against.

Ooooh, I’ll bet a Palestinian terrorist (nudge nudge wink wink) will do something nasty in Europe soon!

 

 

 

The Plunge In Oil Prices Will Bring This To An End, We Are In The Wile E Coyote Phase Of This Wealth Destruction. Gravity Is A Bitch.

 

 

 

TAFTA protesters mass outside EU Council in Brussels

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the European Council building in Brussels on Friday to voice growing disapproval of TAFTA, a proposed Transatlantic Free Trade Area between the EU and the US, and to demand changes at the EU institutions.

 

 

 

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Latest News 20 December 2014

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

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“How does it become a man to behave toward this American government to-day? I answer that he cannot, without disgrace, be associated with it.” — Henry David Thoreau

Wisconsin budget faces $824 million hole

Wisconsin’s state budget would be $824 million short just to continue the current level of services.

That is according to a new analysis released Friday by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

Wisconsin estimated their revenues based on the Federal Government’s claims of a 5.6% unemployment rate. So they came up short.

 

 

 

EU introduces ‘discriminatory’ sanctions on Russia’s Crimea

Having slapped Crimea and Sevastopol with new investment restrictions, the EU stopped short of introducing new sanctions against Russia’s mainland, with political heavyweights including France and Germany cautiously hinting at possible policy reversal.

 

 

 

In past history, currency war has always preceded World War………………………..KT

Jeff Nielson: Currency Wars, World wars, and False flags in 2015?

 

 

 

Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue

The casual nature of the exchange between the two Democrats, which was among thousands of pages of emails obtained by The New York Times, belied the enormous potential payoff for Ms. Singer’s firm if she could persuade Mr. King to hire her and use his state powers to investigate and sue, which he did.

The partnership is part of a flourishing industry that pairs plaintiffs’ lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies, a collaboration that has set off a furious competition between trial lawyers and corporate lobbyists to influence these officials.

 

 

 

So Much For “Economic Patriotism”! Don’t Even Bother for Business Loan at Big Bank: Corcoran

 

 

 

Report: FBI’s Anthrax Investigation Was Flawed

The Government Accountability Office says the science the FBI used to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks was flawed.

The GAO released a report Friday on its findings. The agency didn’t take a position on the FBI’s conclusion that Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins acted alone in making and sending the powdered spores that killed five people and sickened 17 others.

The report adds fuel to the debate among experts, including many of Ivins’ co-workers at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, over whether Ivins could have made and mailed the anthrax-filled envelopes.

The GAO said the FBI’s research did not provide a full understanding of the methods and conditions that give rise to genetic mutations used to differentiate between samples of anthrax bacteria. The report calls this a “key scientific gap.”

 

 

 

Russia’s parliament rushes through bill boosting banking capital

Russia’s lower house of parliament hastily approved a draft law on Friday that would give the banking sector a capital boost of up to 1 trillion rubles ($16.5 billion).

“What? You can’t Do that! You can’t just create money out of thin air to prop up your banking system! Well, yes, I know that WE do it; but we’re the GOOD guys. You’re the BAD guys and only GOOD guys are allowed to create money out of thin air. Don’t you Russians understand the rules we just made up … out of thin air?” — Official White Horse Souse

 

 

I have, for many years, lived with chronic and acute pain. The pain has grown much worse during 2014. I use various traditional and natural medical regimes to try and manage pain. Recently, my doctor has prescribed an opioid [Opioids are a type of narcotic pain medication ]. Therefore it is true that medically controlled narcotics and narcotic type drugs are used on prescription.

I have never used illegal narcotics of any type in my life, including marijuana. Why is it illegal for me, and the tens of thousands like me, to use medically developed and controlled marijuana, including marirjuana oil, to control pain?…………………….KT

Oklahoma, Nebraska ask Supreme Court to overturn Colorado marijuana law

What jerks they have for State Attorney Generals in Oklahoma and Nebraska!

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said one problem with Colorado’s law is that marijuana is now crossing state lines, causing headaches for states where pot remains illegal under both state and federal law.

EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia

European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and “stay the course” in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine.

Russia isn’t in Ukraine. Ukraine is under the control of a pro US/EU junta installed last January in a US-backed coup. Deal with it.

Global Currency War: Many central banks outside of the Federal Reserve, including the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank, are engaged in major easing programs to boost their economies and depress their currencies.

China offers to help Iraq defeat ISIS

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari says that his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, has made an offer to help Iraq fight Islamic State militants. Beijing has volunteered to assist with airstrikes, though it will not join the US-led coalition against ISIS.

FBI formally blames North Korea in Sony hack

The FBI said Friday that North Korea is responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures that led the studio to cancel the release of a movie.

Confirming what government officials were saying privately for days, the FBI announced that is months-long investigation concluded that North Korea was behind the attack, based on technical similarities to previous attacks.

“Those previous hacks used computers, and we believe the SONY hackers were also using computers. That’s good enough for me!” — Official White Horse Souse

Jim Grant: “The Fed has now…taken upon itself a third remit, which is the administration of American equity prices.”

Army building an airport just for drones

 

 

 

California Highway Patrol Calls Itself ‘Paramilitary’ Organization

The militarization of American police with equipment and weapons used by the U.S. military has causedcontroversy across the country.
However, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is proudly calling itself a “paramilitary” organization in some of its recruiting materials.
On its website, the CHP asks potential recruits, “Are you willing to work in a para-military organization, operating under a structured chain-of-command?”

Because it’s not the American people who do the electing, but rather big money which throws its money behind its preferred candidate, a candidate big money wants in office for one reason or another…………….KT

Why The Hell Would America Ever Elect Another Bush as President?

On Wednesday morning, a former Florida governor named Jeb Bush posted a holiday-themed Facebook post that, aside from reminding us of how even politicians are somebody’s dad, announced he would “actively explore the possibility of runningfor President of the United States.” Along with being a particularly impressive exercise in Playing It Cool — “hey girl, you want to actively explore the possibility of getting a cocktail?” — Jeb’s announcement might’ve set off some jingle bells in your brain. That guy’s last name, it sure does sound familiar.

Think North Korea hacked Sony? Think about this

Unlike any hack attributed to North Korea in the past

North Korea has been blamed for a string of hacks in the past, and it’s generally accepted that the country has the capability to hack and attack companies. But no previous attack attributed to North Korea—or any nation-state—has been so public and so noisy. In the past, attacks happened, North Korea was suspected, and then sometimes the country was later blamed. It rarely said anything, except for an initial denial. This time around, the hacker group has posted messages online taunting Sony and telling the FBI they cannot be caught. Early on, they were also interacting with reporters.

Alasdair Macleod – Dumping the Dollar

Laughable FOMC Statement Sets New Central Bank Credibility Low Until the SNB One Ups It

America and the forgotten futility of torture

Lawrence Davidson says showing once more that torture is futile will not stop it from recurring in the USA, and that the only deterrence is to hold the politicians responsible to account.

Former Nixon Adviser: Obama Is Now A “Captive” Of National Security Community

Former White House Counsel & key witness in the ‘Watergate’ investigation John Dean tells Larry why Obama was easy prey for America’s ‘shadow government’ of national security agencies. Plus, what he says Obama does that probably has Nixon smiling.

A List of BANKS Owned/Controlled by the Rothschild Family

“Who controls the issuance of money controls the government!” -Nathan Meyer Rothschild

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” -Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.

Torture and State Power

In his book ‘Discipline and Punish’ Michel Foucault placed the relation of physical torture to subsequent non-violent strategies of social coercion, ‘scientific’ social control like Jeremy Bentham’s ‘reformist’ prison and highly structured schooling. In Foucault’s telling sovereign / state torture developed as a mode of social suasion, as the relation of particular acts to state / sovereign prerogative. As expression of political power social coercion, including torture, defines the relation of sovereign to subjects, state to citizens, torturer to the tortured and controller to the controlled. ‘Official’ torture is one aspect of the physical expression of the state’s relation to those in its realm of control. This view relates police repression and mass incarceration in the U.S. to treatment of those tortured and murdered at U.S. direction overseas.

 

 

 

IMF cancels board meeting for Cyprus bailout tranche, citing suspension of legislation facilitating foreclosures.

Checkmate: Is Russia Selling Oil For Gold?

Very few people understand what Putin is doing at the moment. And almost no one understands what he will do in the future.

No matter how strange it may seem, but right now, Putin is selling Russian oil and gas ONLY for physical gold.

How long will the West be able to buy oil and gas from Russia in exchange for physical gold?

And what will happen to the US petrodollar after the West runs out of physical gold to pay for Russian oil, gas and uranium, as well as to pay for Chinese goods?

This is called “Checkmate”, ladies and gentlemen. The game is over.

FLASHBACK – Curiosity might prove we’ve already found life on Mars

GILBERT LEVIN aims to appropriate the Mars Science Laboratory for his own ends. “Since NASA has disdained any interest in MSL looking for life, I’m taking over,” he says. “I claim it.”

He is only half joking. If MSL’s rover Curiosity finds carbon-based molecules in the Martian soil, Levin – who led the “labelled release” experiment on NASA’s 1976 Viking mission – will demand that his refuted discovery of life on Mars is reinstated.

 

 

 

TorrentLocker Ransomware Spreading Fast: Report

A TorrentLocker infection, like other ransomware schemes (such as CryptoWall or CryptoLocker), usually takes place when a victim downloads a malicious file. Although the name TorrentLocker might suggest infections come through the way of torrents (a file typically used for file sharing), it does not; in fact, most TorrentLocker infections come through email.

ESET says the people behind TorrentLocker have become remarkably adept at devising spam emails that grab and hold a target’s attention; this includes emails about unpaid invoices, traffic violations, and mailed packages with tracking numbers. In most cases, the emails are tailored to a target’s home country, making them even more believable.

 

 

 

FLASHBACK – Mars Viking Robots ‘Found Life’

New analysis of 36-year-old data, resuscitated from printouts, shows NASA found life on Mars, an international team of mathematicians and scientists conclude in a paper published this week.

 

 

 

Mars has gas, and Curiosity finds organic matter — fuzzy signs of life?

A NASA rover has found the building blocks of life on Mars. They might be the product of past or present life on the Red Planet — or they might not be.

“And that is our final word!” — Never A Straight Answer

 

 

 

Secret WTO Trade Deal Threatens Internet Freedom, New Leak Reveals

Global governments are secretly negotiating a little-known mega trade deal that poses a threat to internet freedoms and boon to corporate interests, analysts warned Wednesday, citing a just-leaked U.S. proposal.

The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), under discussion between a 50-country subset of World Trade Organization members for nearly two years, is so secretive that its talks aren’t even announced to the public, making it even more shadowy than the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Kept in the dark about the deal, the global public will be hugely impacted by its provisions.

 

 

 

Gazans Who Filed Compensation Against Israel Will Not Be Allowed Into Israel To Testify

On 16 December 2014, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected a petition submitted by human rights organizations against Israel’s policy of preventing residents of Gaza who have submitted compensation lawsuits for damages against the Israeli military, and their witnesses, from entering Israel to attend their own court hearings.

Adalah filed the petition in 2012 in cooperation with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel on behalf of four individuals from Gaza who filed tort lawsuits against the Israeli military for killings, injuries and extensive property damages and whose requests for permission to enter Israel to pursue their cases were repeatedly denied.

 

 

 

Hillsborough officer bullied into signing doctored statement, inquest hears

A senior South Yorkshire police officer bullied a constable to sign a doctored statement about the Hillsborough disaster, the new inquest into the deaths of 96 people at the football ground has heard.

PC Michael Walpole told the inquest that he feared his job would be made “a misery” if he did not sign the amended statement, in which several of his original comments had been deleted, because he had seen other officers hounded out of the police in similar circumstances.

Walpole said that at the time he believed it was “out of order” for his statement to have been doctored, and he initially refused to sign it. He was then required to go to South Yorkshire police headquarters at Snig Hill in Sheffield to meet a chief inspector, Alan Foster, with two other constables, Peter Smith and Maxwell Groome, who were also refusing to sign their changed statements.

 

 

 

Nasa just emailed a wrench to space

 

 

 

Innocent Man Raided, Tased, Beaten, & Shot By a Corrupt SWAT Team who Lied to Get the Raid

A completely innocent man was shot, tasered, brutally beaten, and had stun grenades thrown at him by vicious and incompetent SWAT officers. Then, those same officers tried to cover up their mistake by charging the victim, Chad Chadwick, with six criminal offenses including felony assault on a police officer.

This incident happened in 2011, but it has taken Chadwick three years and his entire life savings, to finally beat the charges that he was falsely accused of. Last month, a jury found Chad Chadwick not guilty of interfering with police. With tears in their eyes members of the jury offered the exonerated defendant comforting hugs, according to My Fox Houston.

“They tried to make me a convict. It broke me financially, bankrupted me. I used my life savings, not to mention, I lost my kids,” said Chadwick.

 

 

 

Monsanto USDA Study: Mixing Non-GMO Seed with GMOs Not Helping Pest Resistance

Did you know that farmers who plant genetically engineered crops need to also plant some non-GE crops in the same field? It is supposed to delay pest resistance to Bt corn crops.

 

 

 

The Sony Hack has all the hallmarks of an inside job. Sony Pictures and the CIA both have motive to propagandize this film and target North Korea. It is also being used as a smoke and mirrors campaign to justify the Surveillance State

 

 

 

Actor Randy Quaid Claims Government Starwhackers Target Celebrities

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evgenia, are suing John Kerry and the State Department to recover passports that the government revoked three years ago.

The State Department said it takes U.S. passports for reasons including issuance of a felony arrest warrant, fraud, failure to pay child support or a criminal court order barring departure from the country.

Randy Quaid said the revocation involved an issue over “an insurance policy that we did not take out,” but declined to discuss it further.

“We can’t go anywhere,” Quaid said.

“Randy can’t take a film job,” said Evgenia Quaid. “He had to turn down the Cannes Film Festival last year. We can’t proceed with our life.”

 

 

 

Introducing Bitgold. Bitcoin backed by gold.

 

 

 

Huge security flaw in mobile phone networks that could let hackers listen in on voice calls and read text messages revealed

 

 

Fecking politicians. World economies, debt levels and budgets are blowing up like helium balloons, yet our political masters make sure their greedy snouts in the trough always get paid first, and get paid big, just like the paychecks of the corporate leaders to whom they really answer. All the while, as the politicians feed themselves with a frenzy, they tell the small end of town it must tighten its belt as real wages, pensions and services are cut to the bone.

Let’s take a quick look at just one case in Australia, the case of billionaire politicians Clive Palmer. What does Clive Palmer do with his parliamentary salary and perks? Does he take them or does he donate them to a good and honest charity? I always remember the case of the former Brisbane Lord Mayor, Clem Jones. Jones was a Lord Mayor who also owned his own personal business. He was Brisbane Lord Mayor for many years, yet he never took his Lord Mayoral salary, but rather always donated that salary to charity. How many politicians of his calibre and principle do YOU know of in today’s Australia?.

Jones was a politicians in the mould of the Australian Constitution, who took time out of his personal life to offer service to the nation, rather than using politics to make a career and drain the public purse. Many, many of our “professional “politicians do not have the nous, intelligence or courage to make it in private life, but are simply names the various party machines have churned out to take their turn at the public teat………………KT

Osborne’s aide given 19% pay rise last year: Wages jump to £95,000 as bill for ministers’ special advisers soars by £1.2m in one year

Sony Hack: What They’re Not Telling You

The evidence indicates the SONY hack was done by disgruntled ex-employees of SONY itself. Yet the White House has hastily put together a frame-up of North Korea, and unlike the Benghazi attack, the movie that is supposed to be the root cause of it all actually does exist.

So what is going on?

One possibility is that SONY will reverse its decision (under covert pressure from the White House) and go ahead with the Christmas Day release of “The Interview.” This will be followed by multiple bombings of movie theaters across America. Just like 9-11, this will be “justification” for war against the “attacker”, which we are being assured is North Korea. War with North Korea opens the door to war with China and through China, Russia, all to protect the paper dollar from the Ruble and the Yuan. Millions will die and the world will go back to being enslaved to the private central bankers for another hundred years.

Woman who cared for 4 family members with ebola – and invented a “trash bag” sanitation method which she later taught to people without hospital access – is getting a free U.S. nursing education

A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.
After a story about Kekula ran on CNN in September, many people wanted to help her. A nonprofit group called iamprojects.org also got involved to try and help finish her education.

A Republican Senator Killed a Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Because It Cost Too Much

Clay Hunt died from survivor’s guilt. When the handsome Houstonian with a sparse auburn beard and tattooed arms shipped out to Iraq, he was what his best frienddescribed as “the all-American kid.” But after two tours that included helplessly watching the tragic deaths of two of his fellow Marines, Hunt sunk into a downward spiral of PTSD, depression, and eventually suicide in March 2011, at the age of 28.

 

 

 

Kepler is reborn ‘like a phoenix rising': Crippled telescope proves it can still find planets after discovery of a ‘Super-Earth’

The injured planet-hunter, Kepler, was left crippled in space last year after Nasa said it had given up attempts to fix the telescope.

But all was not lost. Rather than abandoning the spacecraft, a team of Kepler engineers thought up an ingenious way to keep it running using the subtle pressure of sunlight.

And now, their efforts have paid off, with Kepler spotting its first alien world since being wounded by the loss of two of its gyroscope-like wheels in May 2013.

 

 

 

Cyber Attack on Sony is being used to demonize, place sanctions on North Korea. The other agenda is to get the Cyber Security Bill, and the Cyber Attack Insurance passed.

 

 

 

Sony Hack Bears Hallmarks of U.S. Intelligence Operation

Obama admin. mulling “proportional” response

Gee, I hate being right all the time!

 

 

 

FDA approved Gardasil 9: Malfeasance or Stupidity?

by Norma Erickson

Malfeasance is when a public official violates the public trust by performing an act that is wrongful, legally unjustified, or contrary to law. Nonfeasance is the failure to act where there is a duty to act. Misfeasance is conduct that is lawful but inappropriate. Perhaps, when it comes to the recent approval of Gardasil 9 all of these apply.

10 December 2014: The FDA approved the use of a reportedly ’new and improved’ version of Gardasil, which will be marketed as Gardasil 9. According to the FDA approval letter, this action was taken without consultation with VRBPAC (the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee) which is responsible for reviewing and evaluating data concerning the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of vaccines and related biological products…

 

 

 

Russia Quietly Struck A Deal to Re-Opening Military Base In Cuba!

 

 

 

Pentagon rebrands ISIS to “Daesh” after alternative media kicks establishment’s ass in information war

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, now formerly known as ISIS, is nothing more than an excuse for a “slush fund” created by the C.I.A. and Pentagon to finance their private armies, war machines and

 

 

 

Sony Hack – False Flag EXPOSED – North Korea Framed? What Really Happened? And Who Did it?

 

 

 

Several African countries call for foreign intervention in Libya

Leaders of several African countries are calling on the West to intervene in Libya in order to stop instability from spreading across the Sahel and threatening fragile governments in the region.

Manufacturing a case for the second invasion of Libya!

 

 

 

Dominican boy endured 6 years of sex abuse, death threats by priest

“He abused and raped me for six years, forced me to wear women’s undergarments and threatened to kill me,” revealed in dramatic and revealing confessions to a local TV station, one of the many abused boys, sodomized and violated by Polish former priest Wojciech Waldermar Gil (Padre Alberto) in the town of Juncalito, in Dominican Republic’s highlands.

The boy identified only as “Juan” in the interview on Univision, said he tried to take his own life several times, after the abuse, which many believe senior Dominican Catholic prelates sought to cover up.

 

 

 

Priest jailed for sex abuse in boarding school

A retired priest has been jailed for three years for sexually and indecently assaulting two teenage boys while teaching at a Cork boarding school.

Fr Tadhg O’Dalaigh received a five year sentence with two years suspended for the sexual and indecent assault of two boys aged 14 and 16 in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Last month, Fr O’Dalaigh, a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart was convicted of sexually assaulting a pupil at Coláiste An Chroí Naofa, Carrignavar, Co Cork, on an unknown date between March 1st and April 30th, 1979. The State alleged the incident took place in the school’s sick bay.

He was found unanimously guilty by a jury of 10 men and two women.

 

 

 

Obama to Create Task Force for Communities to Gain Trust in US Police

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that sets up the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” to determine how to strengthen the public’s and local communities trust for law enforcements.

Have the police comply with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights would be a good start. Not shooting, tasering, and flash-banging everything that moves would also help!

 

 

 

Imperialism and the Politics of Torture

The CIA officials frequently cited the Israeli ‘ticking bomb’ justification for torture in 2007, at Congressional hearings in 2005, and earlier in 2001 and 2002. The CIA knows that the US Congress, under the control of the Zionist power configuration, would be favorably disposed to any official behavior, no matter how perverse and contrary to international law, if it carried an Israeli mark of approval or ‘logo’.

 

 

 

Strela Rocket With Kondor-E Satellite Blasts Off From Baikonur:Space Agency

Russia’s Strela carrier rocket blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome with a Kondor-E radar imaging satellite, the country’s space agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti Friday.

 

 

 

Michelle Obama’s People Magazine Interview is just more Race Baiting & Lies – Changes 2012 Target Story

Michelle Obama is once against coming alongside the usurper-in-chief to help stir up more division. And once again, just like her husband, she’s lying to do it. What once was used as a story from Mrs. Obama to promote that she had done a good deed has now been changed to claim that she was discriminated against because she’s black.

 

 

When the Ukrainian people finally wake up to what their Fascist/NAZI sympathising US backed government has done to them, there will be blood on the streets across the country………………KT

Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine

If it were not for the fact that the lives of some 45 million people are at stake, Ukrainian national politics could be laughed off as a very sick joke. Any pretenses that the October national elections would bring a semblance of genuine democracy of the sort thousands of ordinary Ukrainians demonstrated for on Maidan Square just one year ago vanished with the announcement by Victoria Nuland’s darling Prime Minister, “Yat” Yatsenyuk, of his new cabinet.

 

 

 

COSTS OF WAR

Economic Costs Summary: $4.4 Trillion and Counting

US rebuked foreign governments for using the same torture methods as the CIA was using

So the CIA doesn’t consider “waterboarding” — mock execution by near drowning — to be torture, but the U.S. State Department does.

State Department reports from 2003 to 2007 concluded that Sri Lanka’s use of “near-drowning” of detainees was among “methods of torture.” Its reports on Tunisia from 1996 to 2004 classified “submersion of the head in water” as “torture.” In fact, the U.S. military has prosecuted variants of waterboarding for more than 100 years — going back to the U.S. occupation of the Philippines in the early 1900s.

William Binney: The NSA’s Ultimate Goal is Total Population Control

“At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US,” Binney said. “This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores.”

“The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control,” said Binney, who believes the government is fighting for a future where surveillance is ubiquitous and government intrusion unlimited.

Closing the Gate on GMO and the Criminal Transatlantic Trade Agreement

Julian Rose
Activist Post

“What emerges is an understanding of TTIP as the political project of a transatlantic corporate and political elite which, on the unfounded promise of increased trade and job creation, will attempt to reverse social and environmental regulatory protections, redirect legal rights from citizens to corporations, and consolidate US and European global leadership in a changing world order.” (Seattle to Brussels Network, Kim Bizzarri)

A key element of this Transatlantic Trade Agreement, but only one of hundreds of highly controversial proposals, is the move to deregulate the status currently accorded to imports of GM seeds and plants for cultivating in European soils…

The mechanized future of warfare

Egypt Unearthed! 1,500-Year-Old Desert Necropolis Is The Largest Ever Found

NYC sued over violence against young inmates at notorious Rikers Island jail

Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday, alleging that the city has not sufficiently moved to reform the city’s notorious Rikers Island jail, where “force is used against adolescents at an alarming rate,” according to the US Justice Department.

In August, the Justice Department released a graphic 79-page report, which found a “deep-seated culture of violence” aimed at young offenders held at Rikers Island. The report, the result of a two-and-a-half-year investigation on conditions at jail facilities between 2011 and 2013, detailed, among other damning findings, the wanton use of solitary confinement imposed on youth.

A New Resistance film to expose dangers of Roundup in food, water and all around us

It has been in constant and increasing use for more than 50 years. But glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, isn’t at all safe for humans. And a new film project known as A New Resistance seeks to make this fact known on a wide scale, warning the public that this deadly chemical is now present in water, soil, air and food, and is slowly killing us all.

Since 1974, conventional farmers have been dousing their crops with what they were told is a completely safe, broad-spectrum weedkiller. This weedkiller has since become the number one selling herbicide in the world, but a growing body of independent science now shows that it is destroying human health, promoting obesity, infertility, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, autism and dementia.

ATHENS SOURCES: Prime Minister Samaras seeks more aceptable Greek Presidential nomination

It seems that the fingernails of Antonikis Samaras are so desperately clinging to power, the New Democracy olive-stone from Kalamata now seeks a “more acceptable” Presidential name, in the hope of winning more MPs round to his way of thinking.

Greater self-love hath no man, than he sacrifice his candidate for his future.

Leaked CIA report says targeted killing programs could backfire

Drone strikes and other targeted counterinsurgency programs aimed at capturing or killing “high-value targets” belonging to militant groups could be effective if coupled with larger strategic goals, the CIA believes, but they could also backfire.

Obama signs Russia sanctions bill, no plans to use it for now

US President Barack Obama has signed a bill that will allow the White House to levy further economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, though the Administration has said it has no immediate plans to introduce them.

Obama claimed there were going to be no American boots on the ground in this third invasion of Iraq. Then there were going to be boots on the ground but they would not be in combat. Now they are in Combat. Obama will activate the new sanctions against Russia at the moment he thinks they will cause the most damage.

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you speak English better than 90% of the native English speakers

EU introduces ‘discriminatory’ sanctions on Russia’s Crimea

Having slapped Crimea and Sevastopol with new investment restrictions, the EU stopped short of introducing new sanctions against Russia’s mainland, with political heavyweights including France and Germany cautiously hinting at possible policy reversal.

The EU summit in Brussels, hosted by European Council President Donald Tusk, has abruptly ended half a day earlier than planned with European leaders opting against introducing a new set of sanctions on Moscow. While a number of delegations spoke in favor of new measures, the bloc’s political heavyweights urged caution.

Mostly because this new World War will be fought in their own countries!

Frenzied Chinese Stock Buyers Soak Up So Much Liquidity, Central Bank Forced To Intervene, Prevent Seizure

While today’s rabid explosion in the S&P500, coupled with a literal break in the NY Fed/Citadel market boosting algo which went haywire in the last moments of trading and pushed the S&P up to 2130 in milliseconds via Kevin Henry’s preferred SPY ETF, may be the stuff of market manipulating legends, nothing compares to the far more berserk situation China finds itself in, where a 50% surge in the Shanghai Composite over the past few months – not on improving fundamentals but just the opposite, hopes of massive liquidity injections to halt China’s economic hard landing – has found the PBOC scrambling to find a way to, politely, burst the stock market bubble without causing too much pain.

Law enforcement is most obese profession – study

A study on the prevalence of obesity by occupation found nearly half the cops, firefighters and security guards in the United States are obese. Economists, scientists and psychologists scored the lowest rates of obesity.

Family wants officer prosecuted for stun gun used on man, 76

Congress once again insists on spending $120 MILLION on new tanks – despite the army insisting that it doesn’t want them

The Ohio-based companies that provide the U.S. Army with Abrams tanks, once again proved to be one of the big winners when congress passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill this week.

The new defense spending bill will include $120 million for the 70-ton tanks – even though the army has repeatedly said it doesn’t need them.

It is the third year in a row that congress has disregarded the army’s expressed wish to suspend tank building and upgrades.

 

 

 

57,000-Gallon Oil Spill In Canada Forces Closure of Pipeline to U.S.

 

 

Albert Einstein, when commenting on infinity, said “There are two things which are infinite. The universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the first “………………….KT

Where’s the Outrage? Congress Changes Savings Accounts and Retirement Funds, and America Sleeps

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world except banks getting whatever they want, whenever they want, regardless of the risk to their own customers. Two major provisions in the US budget bill spell doom for US savers and retirees

 

 

 

14-year-old shoots intruder at grandmother’s house

 

 

 

BEX ALERT – Revealed: North Korea terror squads infiltrated the US in the 1990s – and were ordered to attack nuclear power stations if war broke out

North Korea sent special forces teams to the US in the 1990s to target nuclear power stations and conduct terror attacks on major cities in the event of war, a declassified intelligence report has revealed.

The timing of this declassified report is just too cute. This is more evidence that the US plans to attack North Korea to open a door to war with China.

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Police stop pursuing nearly 79,000 fugitives

YUCAIPA, Calif. – For a time, the intruder charged with pressing a revolver to Armando Botello’s forehead truly was a wanted man. When he disappeared, the police promised to pursue him anywhere in the United States.

No longer. Last year, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department notified the FBI that it would pursue the accused armed robber only as far as the state border, even though investigators suspected he had long since left California.

 

 

 

The Problem With Obama’s Cuba Speech

“In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries,” Obama said in a live televised speech from the White House.

The problem with the policy is that it “failed to advance our interests,” according to Obama. When he speaks of “our interests”, he is of course referring to corporate business interests, not the public interest. Deciding an economy should belong to the population rather than unaccountable private interests is an affront to businesses that believe they have a right to operate in foreign markets and control local resources.

 

 

 

John Perkins on Embracing Cuba, TPP Kiss of Death & Restoring the Life Economy

Abby Martin interviews Author and Activist, John Perkins, discussing the economic impact of the US’ new policy towards Cuba as well as the damage that international free trade agreements do to third world economies.

 

 

 

Apple is failing to protect workers in Chinese factories, according to an undercover BBC investigation. Exhausted workers were filmed falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts at a Shanghai factory

Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.

 

 

What will be more interesting are the autopsies on the bodies of the two citizens who were killed as Australian police stormed the Lindt cafe. The critical matter will be what type of bullets/projectiles/shrapnel killed the two people . There are many questions which must be asked and honestly answered regarding this whole, sordid matter. It is doubtful that the truth will ever be published to the public. I sincerely hope this last comment is proven incorrect, and that the whole truth of the matter is exposed for public perusal …………………..KT

Sydney’s chief Islamic ­funeral director yesterday declared no Muslim funeral home would accept the body of terrorist Man Haron Monis and authorities should just dump his corpse at sea or “chuck him in the bloody shithouse”.

The 50-year-old extremist’s body remains in the morgue and is awaiting a complex ­autopsy. His body will be ­released before Christmas, but nobody has yet claimed it.

Loggers Assassinating Peru’s Land Defenders | Interview with Kate Horner

Abby Martin interviews Kate Horner, Forest Campaigns Director, about the massacre of four indigenous activists in Peru for standing up for their land, and the trade of illegal logging worldwide.

RadioShack Is Running on Credit Derivatives… The Amount Of Credit-Default Swaps Tied To Radioshack Is 28 Times Its Debt!

Lieberman to shun meeting with Swedish counterpart

Avigdor Lieberman has decided against meeting his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström during her visit to Israel next month, Channel 2 TV reported on Wednesday. The foreign minister’s decision follows Sweden’s recognition of the State of Palestine. The government in Stockholm was the first major EU member to back the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral statehood bid.

I KNEW THIS WAS COMING ….

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) sharply condemned US President Barack Obama for this week freeing three convicted Cuban agents who spied for an enemy regime in exchange for Alan Gross, while leaving Jonathan Pollard behind bars over charges of spying for an American ally, Israel.

The answer is in the question …. Spying for an American ally, Israel.

For that he will rot in jail!

Speculation upon the Cause of Israel did 911 Denial.

I’ve taken a long and circuitous route to get to where I wanted to get in this posting. All that has preceded it sets the stage for the wide angle mindset of the masses. 9/11 was an Inside Job that was done by Israel, in tandem with domestic and foreign intelligence agencies. The proof of this, should you care to look, is overwhelmingly conclusive from the circumstantial, independent of all the hard core evidence. If you are at all curious, you can find more than you will have time to study and all of it, which is the fruit of legitimate, non agenda driven inquiry, points to the same players. So what is the why of people’s indifference to this shocking picture of murderous treachery, on the part of a supposed good friend and ally, and the willful and conscious treason of individuals sworn to protect their country? Even before this we have the U.S. Liberty, which Israel bombed in a desire to fuel a wider war.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. One of the Laws of physics and arguably one of the universal laws of human behaviour………………KT

‘US overlooks backlash that sanctions could have on its own economy’

USA Weighs Response to SONY Hack… Iran, China, Russia Involved? House cyber chair: Electric grid, Wall Street, Washington next

GAO Report: VA Provides Inconsistent Treatment To Veterans With Depression

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides inconsistent treatment to veterans with depression and may be underestimating the number of vets who suffer from the condition, according to a government watchdog agency..

The VA also needs to do a better job monitoring veterans who are prescribed antidepressants and in tracking suicides, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

We’re In Trouble! You Won’t Believe What Obama Just Signed Into Law and How Devious it Is!

Oakland police: We had no idea CHP officers dressed as protesters

An undercover California Highway Patrol officer points a gun at a crowd of protesters and photographers

 

 

 

The Worst of MSNBC in 2014: Warnings for the word Redskins, badly predicts election outcomes, poorly analyzes literature…

What Putin is not telling us

The raid on the ruble was supposed to be a checkmate. It’s not. Not when deployed by amateur scrabble players. And don’t forget the Russia-China strategic partnership. The storm may be abating, but the match continues.

Missouri Attorney General Sues 13 St. Louis County municipalities Over ‘Predatory’ Traffic Fines

alleging they violate a Missouri law that limits revenue from traffic fines

Veterans exposed to viruses, claim VA avoided responsibility

John Renegar Jr., wearing a careworn baseball cap emblazed with “101st Airborne”, surveyed his small living room in Smyrna Tennessee and shrugged. “It just makes you think you don’t mean nothin’ to anybody, you know,” the 66 year old Vietnam vet said. “You served a country, but you don’t mean anything to her.”

 

 

 

Shocking New video has surfaced showing an NYPD officer beating 12-year-old

“This is not a war. This is a 12-year-old kid.” That phrase, overheard in the above video, sums up why it’s so shocking.

[Warning: The video clip is violent and may be difficult to watch.]

 

 

 

BOSTON BOMBING VICTIM Confronts Conspiracy Protesters Outside Court – (Video)

 

 

 

3 Things Worth Thinking About

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve released their financial FOMC meeting statement for 2014. The primary focal point by the financial markets has been answering the question of WHEN the Federal Reserve will begin tightening monetary policy by hiking interest rates. Yesterday, did not answer that question as Tim Duy summed up well:

“Policymakers were apparently concerned that removal of ‘considerable time’ by itself would prove to be disruptive. Instead, they opted to both remove it and retain it:

 

 

 

New Jersey Hopes Cuba-Us Relations Thaw Will Help Extradite ‘Assata Shakur’

Both federal and state authorities have sought Shakur’s extradition

Assata Shakur in Her Own Words: Rare Recording
Tupac Shakur’s aunt becomes the first woman on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list
Al Sharpton Accused of Helping Lead FBI to Assata Shakur

Al Sharpton Snitch – Government Bitch – 12160

 

 

 

The daily life under the torture of the US government looked as follow:

 

 

 

Child quarantined after Chicago airport Ebola alert

A child with Ebola-like symptoms was taken to hospital in Chicago after arriving at O’Hare International Airport early Friday morning, according to local media reports.

The child, whose age and gender was not released, is under observation at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to a statement emailed to the Chicago Tribune.

 

 

 

Journalist sues over arrest at protest in Ferguson, Missouri

also accuses police of defaming him by announcing his arrest on Twitter

 

 

 

Russia Ruble collapse will impact trading partners: Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia to suffer most (via Stratfor)

 

 

 

Brandon Martinez: “Don’t believe the mainstream media”

Geopolitical analyst Brandon Martinez was interviewed by Bulland Awaaz of Vancouver Co-op Radio today. He talked about his analysis of geopolitics and history, principally his discoveries regarding Zionist political intrigue in the 20th and 21st centuries which he outlines in his books Hidden History and Grand Deceptions.

 

 

 

Obama Signs ‘Ukraine Freedom Act’ Into Law!

 

 

 

Claims that Aleppo’s Synagogues have been destroyed are false

In February of 2011, coincidentally the month before of the beginning of the current Syrian crisis, President Assad signed an executive order to repair the Al-Raqi Synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Damascus by the end of the month as the renovation of 10 other synagogues in Syria’s major cities continued.

Junk bonds are going to tell us where the stock market is heading in 2015

Do you want to know if the stock market is going to crash next year? Just keep an eye on junk bonds.

Missouri Homeschool Family Sues After Home Raid

Although the prosecutor at the Hagan’s criminal trial offered evidence that the Hagans’ home was unsafe, the trial court judge ultimately concluded that even if all the evidence was viewed in the light most favorable to the state, the alleged conditions of the home still did not give rise to exigent circumstances which would have permitted the officers to enter the Hagan home, and remove the Hagan children, without prior judicial authorization.

 

 

 

Following the Sony hacking scandal IT expert says pretty much everyone has broken into our US power grid.

 

 

 

Crude Oil creates large bearish wick yesterday, another today?

 

 

 

CIA targeting killings are a failure

 

 

 

Warren Buffett lost more than 1 billion dollars on a big bet today

 

 

 

Leaked internal C.I.A. document admits U.S. drone program “counterproductive”

OCUMENT PUBLISHED BY WIKILEAKS REVEALS AGENCY’S OWN INTERNAL REVIEW FOUND KEY COUNTER-TERRORISM STRATEGY “MAY INCREASE SUPPORT” FOR THE GROUPS IT TARGETS

We’ve Known for 1,700 Years that Torture Produces False Confe

ssions

Black Market Kidney Broker Released From Prison

The first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs is out of prison. His lawyer says Levy Izhak Rosenbaum was released from the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix in New Jersey and is back home in Brooklyn, New York.

Attorney Edward Shulman tells NJ.com ( http://bit.ly/1C88xph ) federal immigration officials decided the 63-year-old’s crimes were not deportable offenses.

 

 

 

Army installs ground based sense and avoid system for drones in restricted areas

 

 

Ban knives!……………………KT

Cairns Australia – Another Massacre – Eight Children Killed In Mass Stabbing In Cairns, Australia!

LSR: #Russia experiencing liquidity a crisis. Sanctions are weaponised ‘Lehman moment.’ 3mth rate jumps to almost 30%

Man pulled over at gunpoint in front of his house while trying to get to his wife in labor

Ohio– Samuel Taylor was almost to his home when Cleveland Heights Officer William Robinson pulled this father-to-be over and held him at gun point with his finger on the trigger.

‘Black’ subculture is a Hollywood creation

By: dawson

HIPPA: Police/DHS can spy on your medical & financial records

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA) is the primary federal law that addresses health records. The HIPAA privacy rules have special exceptions for law enforcement and national security investigations. The law enforcement provision is very broad. It covers all the usual police procedures, including subpoenas. Those don’t require a judge’s advance permission, and they also require much less basis than probable cause.

 

 

 

South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief Erik Prince to Restore War-Damaged Oil Facilities

The former head of U.S. security company Blackwater USA, Erik Prince, was hired by South Sudan to help repair damaged oil facilities and boost output cut by a year of civil war. Prince’s Frontier Services Group Ltd. (500), a Hong Kong-listed logistics and transportation company, is being paid 18.7 million euros ($23.3 million) by South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum to transport supplies and perform maintenance on production facilities at the oil fields, Chief Executive Officer Gregg Smith said by phone from New York yesterday. About 30 employees including pilots, engineers and logistics technicians have been using helicopters and airplanes to reach South Sudan’s oil fields since September, Smith said.

 

 

 

US soldiers raped Iraqi boys in front of their mothers

 

 

 

Central Banks Are Now Uncorking The Delirium Phase

‘US overlooks backlash that sanctions could have on its own economy’

Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT ‘Grenade’ Faces $1M in Medical Bills

Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have no hope of paying.

John McCain Rips Sony ‘Interview’ Cancellation As ‘Troubling Precedent’

The move will “will only empower and embolden bad actors,” the senator said
Arizona Sen. John McCain ripped Sony Pictures Entertainment on Thursday for creating a “troubling precedent” in cancelling the release of “The Interview.”

First the IRS, now CIA, Homeland Security to Delete Most of Their Emails. The Government Has No Right To Secrecy.

Coalition For The Children & Family

The Coalition for the Family and Children in Israel was established in order to fight inequality in treatment of men in divorce or separation, and prevent rampant judicially approved alienation and disengagement of fathers from their children during and after divorce. Gender Inequality and Discrimination is rampant in Israeli law. It creates orphaned children to live fathers, and it devastates fathers financially and emotionally. Hundreds commit suicide every year. Others escape the State. We strive to change the law.

The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy

But in their initial public statement, whoever hacked Sony made no mention of North Korea or the film. And in an email sent to Sony by the hackers, found in documents they leaked, there is also no mention of North Korea or the film. The email was sent to Sony executives on Nov. 21, a few days before the hack went public. Addressed to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton, Chairwoman Amy Pascal and other executives, it appears to be an attempt at extortion, not an expression of political outrage or a threat of war.

“[M]onetary compensation we want,” the email read. “Pay the damage, or Sony Pictures will be bombarded as a whole. You know us very well. We never wait long. You’d better behave wisely.”

It was only on December 8, after a week of media stories connecting North Korea and the Sony film to the hack, that the attackers made their first reference to the film in one of their public announcements.

US regulators label MetLife as potential financial threat

Major insurer MetLife Inc. says U.S. regulators have labeled it as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter government oversight.

MetLife said Thursday that the Financial Stability Oversight Council has designated the company as “systemically important.” As a result, MetLife must increase its cushion of capital against losses, limit its use of borrowed money and submit to inspections by examiners. MetLife will come under the supervision of the Federal Reserve. Its primary regulator now is New York state.

GOP Candidates Line Up for White House

 

 

 

Iowa makes driver’s license app, should end well

 

 

 

Leaked Internal CIA Document Admits US Drone Program “Counterproductive” … Obama Did It ANYWAY

Obama Knew Drone Strikes Were Counter-Productive, But Did It Anyway

Previously-leaked documents showed that the CIA warned Obama that funding rebels doesn’t work … but Obama decided to fund the Syrian rebels anyway for cynical political gain.

Top CIA officers say that drone strikes increase terrorism (and see this). Indeed, virtually all aspects of the American “war on terror” strategy creates more terrorists and weakens our national security. And see this.

Now, a leaked internal CIA memo shows that the Agency told Obama that drone strikes might be counter-productive.

 

 

 

What Is This ‘Bullet-Looking Missile Thing’ Along a Colorado Highway?

A “bullet-looking missile thing” along a highway south of Boulder, Colorado, has residents and passersby asking, “what in the world is that?”

 

 

 

Rick Perry One-Ups Both Rand & Jeb, Does Crazy-Dance With Rabbis In the Street For Hanukkah

Governor Rick Perry of Texas is trying, and has succeeded, to ‘out-Jew’ both Rand Paul and Jeb Bush combined, in his apparent preparations of bid for the 2016 GOP presidential primary.

Perry first participated in a Menorah lighting ceremony, and then did a wild dance in the street with a bunch of Jewish rabbis.

 

 

 

What Options at the Federal Reserve: A Global Financial Crisis is Looming?

It is being said today’s FOMC announcement is “the most important of Yellen’s tenure”, I could not disagree more. In the past I have written pieces regarding the potential announcements by the FOMC and come to the conclusion “what can they possibly say?”. This is more true now, Janet Yellen et al cannot “say” anything of substance because they cannot “do” anything of substance. The Fed backed themselves into a corner of their own making several years ago, I believe it is only a matter of time before the markets “test” them.

 

 

 

Eye In The Sky! Pentagon Launching Missile Defense Blimps to Patrol East Coast

 

 

 

Millions Missing From DEA Money-Laundering Operation

At least $20 million went missing from money seizures by law enforcers, critical evidence was destroyed by a federal agency, a key informant was outed by a US prosecutor — contributing to her being kidnapped and nearly killed — and at the end of the day not a single narco-trafficker was prosecuted in this four-year-long DEA undercover operation gone awry.

 

 

 

Law school enrollment is on the decline, falling 4.4% this year:

 

 

 

Was the #SydneySiege a Propaganda Fail? – The Asia-Pacific Perspective

 

 

 

Australian Lawmaker: Our Gun Control Laws Created a ‘Nation of Victims’

The hostage situation at a Sydney cafe proves that Australia has become a “nation of victims” because of its stiff restrictions on gun ownership, an Australian lawmaker said.

Sen. David Leyonhjelm of Australia’s Liberal Democratic Party said the siege by the lone jihadi-inspired gunman this week would have been less likely if Australians were free to arm themselves.

 

 

 

Collapsing oil price brings back memories of 1980s Oklahoma oil and gas bubble – Deja vu all over again

As far as I know, the fracking bubble that’s now well into its denouement didn’t have a single ineptly run bank at its center, as the Oklahoma oil and gas bubble did. Most of the other details of that earlier fiasco, though, were present and accounted for. Sky-high fuel prices, check; reserves unprofitable at earlier prices that suddenly looked like a winning deal, check; a media frenzy that oversold the upside and completely ignored the possibility of a downside, check; vast torrents of money and credit from banks and investors too dazzled by the thought of easy riches to ask the obvious questions, check; a flurry of drilling companies that lost money every single quarter but managed to stay in business by heaping up mountains of unpayable debt, check. Pretty much every square on the bingo card marked “ecoomic debacle” has been filled in with a pen dipped in fracking fluid.

Now of course a debacle of the Penn Square variety requires at least one other thing, which is a banking industry so fixated on this quarter’s profits that it can lose track of the minor little fact that lending money to people who can’t pay it back isn’t a business strategy with a long shelf life. I hope none of my readers are under the illusion that this is lacking just now.

 

 

 

Wall Street is coming off it’s best day of the year, with hopes for another rally. And it’s likely all because of one word

 

 

 

Keiser Report: Our Deposits And Pension Funds Are Now Open To Confiscation To Too Big To Fail Banks

 

 

 

Report: Clinton State Dept Pulled Strings in Mendendez Pay-to-Play Deal with Dem Donor Family

 

 

 

Shipless in France: 400 Russian sailors head home after fruitless Mistral wait

 

 

 

The Folks Guide to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Now that the CIA’s infamous “torture report” has finally gone public, it’s time to speak of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT) and what folks need to know about it.

First of all, EIT is actually the sound folks make when trying to breathe on the waterboard. It’s an inside joke. Yeah, they tortured some folks… but not to gain intelligence, since they know torture doesn’t work for that. Getting some poor devil to confess under torture is not that hard, heck, they got folks to confess to the murder of Elvis and even had one guy who swore he had been laden (haven’t we all?). You see, when someone is shoving a tube up folk’s asset for Enhanced Rectal Interrogation while choking them to death, chances are folks will say pretty much anything at all to end the torture. That’s not intelligence, that’s despair. And the officials who ordered and carried out the torture are quite aware of this fact.

 

 

 

The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown, warns TAX REFUND DELAYS (b/c 3% budget cut). If a 1-day shutdown of the IRS would save $29M, a year shutdown would save $10B. I’m OK with this

 

 

 

Bots Outnumber Humans On Web… Neuroscientist Working On Uploading Brain To Computer

 

 

 

Unique Christmas Message In Houston: “Bethlehem Like A Prison, Under Israeli Occupation”

From the good folks in Houston who brought you the ‘Stop Billions To Israel’ Billboard Campaign comes a unique message for the Christmas Holiday Season.

 

 

 

EMERGING MARKETS UNRAVELING: IS THE US GOING FOR BROKE – OR JUST STUPID?

 

 

I do wish we had an Australian Law which justified the removal of our politicians from office on mental illness grounds……………….KT

Obama’s Mental Illness Justifies His Removal from Office Under the 25th Amendment

Right when the CIA started torturing people, Congress passed a law that said we would Invade the Netherlands if any US Citizen was tried in the International Criminal Court

ASPA authorizes the U.S. president to use “all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any US or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by, on behalf of, or at the request of the International Criminal Court”.

Claims that boys were murdered by VIP sex ring are credible and true – police

Scotland Yard has said claims by a witness that a “VIP” sex abuse ring murdered three boys are “credible and true”.

The allegations made by the witness, known by the pseudonym Nick, have triggered a murder investigation.

Police said the alleged abuse by a Westminster-based paedophile ring lasted a decade at locations across London and the Home Counties, including military premises.

Det Supt Kenny McDonald, who is leading the homicide inquiry, told a press conference on Thursday that detectives believed the witness’s claims.

The abuse was said to have taken place from 1975 to 1984, when Nick was aged between seven and 16. Some of the abuse is linked to a flat in Dolphin Square, Pimlico, London, and at times is alleged to have taken place at “parties”. Sometimes it involved groups of men and other times a lone male.

Fitch Downgrades #Venezuela’s from ‘B’ to ‘CCC.’… 5yr default probability near 90%.

Alan Dershowitz tries to get noted child rapist off the hook in US courts

The US national debt has broken all the records in American, 41% of the national debt of the US has accrued during this administration… Cost of big biz not paying taxes, rich offshore tax havens, bailouts of Wall St…

Cop Stops Fellow Cop From Choking a Handcuffed Man, She Was Then Beaten and Fired

While killer cops get sent on paid vacations, it’s hard to imagine what one has to do to actually be fired. It turns out, the answer is be a good cop.

No More Khirbet Khizehs

“Fields that would never be harvested, plantations that would never be irrigated, paths that would become desolate. A sense of destruction and worthlessness. An image of thistles and brambles everywhere, a desolate tawniness, a braying wilderness. And already from those fields accusing eyes peered out at you, that silent accusatory look as of a reproachful animal, staring and following you so there was no refuge.” — Yizhar Smilansky, Khirbet Khizeh

On the day in 2014 that I read the new English translation of Khirbet Khizeh, Tom Engelhardt published a blog post rewriting recent news articles on the U.S. Senate’s torture report as a 2019 Senate report on drone murders. The 2019 “news” media in Tom’s believable account is shocked — shocked, I tell you — by the rampant murder discovered to have been committed using missiles from drones of all things.

BOOTS ON GROUND: American soldiers engage with ISIS for first time… More troops deploying in coming week

Innocent, Misunderstood Youth Caught on Film Goes Viral on Facebook

Wealth Gap Between Rich and Poor Americans Highest on Record

The gulf between rich and poor people in America has hit a new record.

An analysis released Wednesday by Pew Research Center finds that the wealth gap between the top 21 percent of families and everyone else is the widest since the Federal Reserve began collecting such income data 30 years ago.

Last year, the median wealth of upper-income families ($639,400) was almost seven times that of middle-income families and nearly 70 times that of lower-income families.

Criminals are taking a lesson from SWAT teams

Fake police officers invade home, shoot resident in the head

Joy In The Streets Of Cuba As Diplomatic Ties With U.S. Are Renewed

Three Cubans, all accused of spying, were released at the same time as American Alan Gross. They were welcomed home as national heroes, with Cuban President Raul Castro embracing them minutes after they got off the plane. Scott Pelley reports from Havana, Cuba.

Peter Bernholz: Pre 1914, Gold Standard restricted Inflation, almost all hyperinflations occurred after 1914, politicians have an Inflationary bias

Aussie Digger Website

ANZMI Wannabe Site

AVM Wannabe Site

Remember You Can’t Eat Your Medals.

Remember You Can’t Eat The Gold Card!

Remember You Can’t Live In a Monument!

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Latest News 19 December 2014

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

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“Swords were given to men, that none might be Slaves, but such as know not how to use them.” — Algernon Sidney (1622-1683) English statesman, writer, Whig leader, Source: Discourses Concerning Government 270 (1763)

Google faces €15m fines over privacy breaches in Netherlands

The search giant has been ordered to change the way it collects data from users that is then used to target advertising, or face a significant fine.

 

 

 

American ‘used cars’ used by ISIS

A Texas plumber says he has no idea how his old company truck ended up in a jihadi photo from the front lines of the war in Syria produced by the militant group ISIS

The New York Daily News reported that Mark Oberholtzer of Texas City traded the company car in at a dealership in 2013 and hadn’t thought of it since.

On Monday, however, the Ansar al-Deen Front, a Syrian militant group, posted a photo featuring the black Ford F-250 pickup with an anti-aircraft gun mounted on the truck bed and the logo of Oberholtzer’s Mark-1 Plumbing Company and contact information emblazoned on the doors.

So, whoever bought the truck here in the US and shipped it to ISIS is materially aiding the enemy in time of war. I think that is called treason.

 

 

 

Cambodia investigates suspected mass HIV infection

Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has ordered an inquiry into an apparent mass HIV infection believed to have been spread by contaminated needles, as the number of suspected cases passed 100.

Hundreds of panicked residents of the remote village of Roka, in western Battambang province, have sought testing since news of the infections emerged last week, with health officials saying a total of 106 people may have contracted the virus.

“I call for a thorough investigation into the issue,” Hun Sen said in a televised speech, urging tests of the equipment used to verify that the patients have HIV.

 

 

 

Equal Time for Torturers? Networks grant CIA time to spin report

snip: That’s a mild characterization; in fact, as the Washington Post (12/9/14) showed, Hayden’s 2007 Senate testimony about CIA torture was revealed to be full of distortions and evasions–from the number of prisoners held by the CIA to his claims that “punches and kicks…have never been employed” and that the “most serious injury” was bruising.

 

 

 

US rebuked foreign governments for using the same torture methods as the CIA was using

 

 

 

‘Absolute kick in the teeth': New EU ruling classing fat people as disabled sparks outrage

The European Court of Justice today ruled that an obese person can be considered to have a disability if their weight “hinders the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers”.

The judgement was made following the landmark case of a Danish childminder who is believed to have weighed more than 25 stone when he was sacked more than four years ago.

But the ruling has already sparked outrage from a weight-loss expert, who described it as an “absolute kick in the teeth” for disabled people.

Steve Miller, who stars on TV show Fat Families, said: “Being fat is self–inflicted, if someone wants to lose weight they can if they decide to do something about it. Disabled people will never be able to do this.

 

 

 

FLASHBACK: No Debate and the New War

snip: The study evaluated discussion and debate segments on the Sunday talk shows (CNN’s State of the Union, CBS’s Face the Nation, ABC’s This Week, Fox News Sunday and NBC’s Meet the Press), the PBS NewsHour and a sample of cable news programs that feature roundtables and interview segments (CNN’s Situation Room, Fox News Channel’s Special Report and MSNBC’s Hardball).

The key findings:

–In total, 205 sources appeared on the programs discussing military options in Syria and Iraq. Just six of these guests, or 3 percent, voiced opposition to US military intervention. There were 125 guests (61 percent) who spoke in favor of US war.

–On the high-profile Sunday talk shows, 89 guests were invited to talk about the war. But just one, Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, could be coded as an anti-war guest.

 

 

 

WaPo Won’t Say ‘Torture’–Unless It Makes Torture Sound Better By Jim Naureckas

This explains the Americans support torture lie!

 

 

 

Senate tries to edit out “torture” from Wikipedia

 

 

 

I feel no responsibility for rouble’s collapse, says Putin

“Sometimes I wonder, maybe the bear should just sit quietly, munch on berries and honey rather than chasing after piglets, maybe then, they would leave it alone? But no, they wouldn’t, because they will always try to chain it up. And as soon as they chain it up, they will pull out its teeth and claws.”

By teeth and claws, Putin said he meant Russia’s nuclear weapons. The west was circling round to destroy Russia, so it could steal its natural resources, he continued. “Once they’ve taken out his claws and his teeth, then the bear is no longer necessary. He’ll become a stuffed animal.”

 

 

 

Netanyahu: PA’s unilateral moves will lead to Hamas takeover of West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday made his first public remarks about the Palestinian initiative at the UN aimed at ending the occupation by 2017, saying that unilateral moves would result in a Hamas takeover of the West Bank.

Which is why Netanyahu is shrieking about the EU removing HAMAS from the terror group list.

 

 

 

The Jewish Cosmopolitans Have Reached The Anal Stage

Two month ago, we became aware of an utterly gross video ‘installation’ by Natalie Cohen-Waxberg. In the video, Cohen-Waxberg poo-ed over many national flags including Arab flags. Apparently, smearing other people’s symbols with human excrement is consistent with Jewish cosmopolitan ideology. At the time, I didn’t notice any Jewish Left organisations criticise Cohen-Waxberg’s production.

Soon after being caught on camera attempting to push into a toilet cabin with another man, Blumenthal gave an interview in which he expressed the worst form of vile Goy-hatred. He denounced ‘German pathology’ and referred to German sickening society,

The hatred of Jewish progressives for the Goyim and the nations of the world is cause for great concern. History reveals that it wasn’t Zionism that disturbed the National Socialists and many Europeans in the 1930’s; it was actually Jewish cosmopolitanism and cultural Marxists.

 

 

 

1 out of every 30 kids in the US experienced homelessness last year

 

 

 

Ruble plummets, Putin blames U.S., says West wants ‘Siberia’s natural resources’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating remains strong amongst the citizenry, at 81%

 

 

 

Pentagon’s IED unit improperly collected intel

The Pentagon’s main arm for fighting improvised explosive devices engaged in unauthorized surveillance of U.S. citizens and companies and improperly collected intelligence from Afghan farmers when an analyst posed as a college student, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday.

The intelligence efforts by the Joint IED Defeat Organization — established to fight roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan — were found to violate executive orders and regulations.

 

 

 

Philadelphia Fed Business Index Slows

After reporting November business conditions were the best in more than two decades, Mid-Atlantic manufacturers curbed their enthusiasm about the economic environment this month.

 

 

 

ZIONISTS ARE FRAMING NORTH KOREA!

Those “unnamed sources” (Mossad, cough-cough) are at it again. This time they have solved the mystery of the hacked Hollywood E-mails and anonymous threats that Jewish Hollywood is all abuzz about. It was the North Koreans, these slimy sleuths assure us. As usual, Sulzberger’s Slimes has accepted the baseless accusation at face value and gone full front-page retard with the bogus claims and threats.

 

 

 

“Matriarch” of Large-Scale Sex-Trafficking Ring Set For Trial Early Next Year

For the big spenders — men willing to spend $350 to $500 for an hour with the girls, some as young as 14 years old — La Tencha had hardly any rules. Anything goes, she told clients — oral sex, anal sex, slapping and hitting. Just don’t strike the girls in the face, she told them. It could depreciate their value.

The feds allege that La Tencha was the “matriarch” of the whole racket, a prostitution ring that smuggled, enslaved, and sold undocumented Mexican girls for at least a decade on Houston’s southeast side.

 

 

 

Federal Judge Strikes Down Amnesty: “Obama’s Unilateral Action Violates Separation of Powers… is Unconstitutional”

While Texas and other states have already initiated lawsuits challenging the order, this is the first case to test how Obama’s unilateral immigration action would impact deportations and sentencing for illegal aliens unlawfully present in the United States.

 

 

 

COMIC STRIP OF THE DAY ~~ TORTURED LOGIC

 

 

 

$2 Trillion High-yield Debt Market On The Verge Of Default, Goldman Sachs Says 1 Trillion In Investments Just Went Poof Due To The Collapse Of Oil, Debt Defaults Have Already Begun To Hit In The North American Shale Oil/gas Industry!

 

 

 

WAKING UP IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

Waking up to the news this morning was like being in an episode of The Twilight Zone …. Are we finally seeing the fruits of decades of struggle? Is there finally hope for the progress and change that was actually voted for??

 

 

 

Thai police ‘harassing’ tourists on streets of Bangkok with searches, on-the-spot drug tests and heavy fines to be paid in cash

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported incidents of Australian tourists being pulled over at this busy heart of the city, and asked to show their passports.

Others have been subjected to random searches, being told to open their bags and take out their belongings – or even asked to submit a urine sample for drugs tests.

Disturbingly, there are reported cases of travellers being given on-the-spot fines that have to be paid immediately, and in cash.

 

 

 

Florida is the child abuse capital of America: Shocking map shows how 786 children have been killed while being monitored by welfare officers across the U.S. since 2008

Shocking new figures reveal Florida to be the child abuse capital of America – as 117 children were killed while being monitored by welfare officers in the state in just five years.

And a sickening map of abuse shows how at least 786 children, most under the age of four, died from violence or neglect from 2008 to 2013 in plain view of child protection authorities.

Many of them were beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger.

 

 

 

How The CIA Might Have To Handle Terrorists Now That Enhanced Interrogation Is Out

The man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the so-called mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, told Megyn Kelly on Tuesday that the CIA’s program of using enhanced interrogation techniques did not amount to torture, despite recent accusations in a Senate-issued report.

 

 

 

Chart: Spain 10yr government bond yield hits a new low on QE expectations

 

 

 

Torture in Israeli Prisons by Stephen Lendman

snip: Washington and Israel replicate each other’s worst crimes. A previous article discussed a UN Committee Against Torture report.

Citing grave US civil and human rights abuses. Including systematic use of torture. Senate Intelligence Committee members confirmed it. In highly redacted form.

Constituting appalling breaches of fundamental rule of law principles. At home and abroad. In US prisons. Global black sites. Out of sight and mind.

Israel operates the same way. Brutalizing Palestinians horrifically. The Middle East Monitor discussed a UN report. Covering around 200 torture methods.

B’Tselem lists around half this number. Including against children. Torture and other forms of abuse reflect the worst of occupation harshness.

 

 

 

The Israel Lobby Cowbird

How Israel lobbying organizations flit about Washington, hatching operatives into the U.S. federal government to pursue a solitary goal—advancing the interests of a foreign state.

How is the Israel lobby like a swarm of cowbirds?

Cowbirds use the devious strategy of brood parasitism, arriving at the nest of more parentally-oriented birds to lay their own eggs. Cowbirds then enjoy unburdened freedom to forage and thrive while their own young are raised, fed and protected by unsuspecting parents. If an avian host dares remove the cowbird’s offspring, the host’s own eggs—if not the entire nest—will likely be destroyed by the watchful cowbird.

 

 

 

The typical affluent family in America has nearly 7 times the wealth of a middle-income family

 

 

 

Russia crisis leaves banks around the world exposed by the billions

Major banks across Europe, as well as the UK, US, and Japan, are at major risk should the Russian economy default, according to a new study by Capital Economics.

The ING Group in the Netherlands, Raiffeisen Bank in Austria, Societe General in France, UniCredit in Italy, and Commerzbank in Germany, have all faced significant losses in the wake of the ruble crisis. On Tuesday, the currency had its biggest fall in a decade and a half, losing 20 percent, nearing the 27 percent drop it experienced in 1998 that led to a default.

 

 

 

“The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?” Conference

“The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?” is an all-day conference which will take place April 10 in the National Press Club ballroom in Washington, DC. Questions will be addressed by experts of all ages and backgrounds from academia, government, independent research organizations and alternative news media shut out of public discourse. The conference is co-sponsored by the American Educational Trust’s publication Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, Inc (IRmep).

Register online for “The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?” today at http://IsraelLobbyUS.org

 

 

 

Monsanto’s New ‘Herbicide-Resistant’ GMO Crop Slammed by Food Experts

snip: Dicamba was first introduced in 1967 to be used as a broadleaf herbicide. Even then it was linked to higher cancer rates in farmers who used it, as well as birth defects in their male offspring. The herbicide is especially notable for its ability to drift into neighboring farms, thereby damaging crops. – See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-new-herbicide-resistant-gmo-crop-s…

 

 

 

Housing Bubble 2 Goes Nuts: San Francisco Home Sales Plunge 20%, Prices Soar 27%

 

 

 

Iran nuclear deal within grasp

The US-Iranian negotiations for a nuclear deal are slated to resume on Monday amidst growing optimism that this could be the end of the year-long endgame under way, and an accord is in sight, finally. The US secretary of state John Kerry recently said that the effort will be to reach an accord even before the extended deadline of end-June.

The target is to reach a political agreement by March 1, 2015and a comprehensive agreement by July 1. To be sure, if there was any disappointment that the deal couldn’t be struck yet after intense talks began an year ago, that has dispelled. The mood in Tehran bazaar is “bullish”, according to New York Times, sensing that a deal with the US is in the works.

The main reason for this growing optimism is that the two sides have a good idea by now of each other’s ‘red lines’ and also the grey area where give-and-take is possible. In sum, there is no more a need for brinkmanship or grandstanding.

 

 

 

Jeb Bush lights the Menorah, wishes donors “Happy Hanukkah!” as he rakes in Jewish cash

 

 

 

Yields spike, damage spreads. Investors try to bail out while they still can.

 

 

 

Why Gun-Control Advocates Lie about Guns

 

 

 

Fascism and War: Elite Tools to Crush and Kill Dissent

snip: For members of the elite like Malthus, “the system could not be the cause of poverty since they were profiting from it. The cause of poverty was the poor: there were too many of them. Therefore the solution to poverty and threatening revolutionary movements was simply to eliminate poor people and what better solution than war to kill poor people?”

 

 

 

Cops being turned against the public, targeting Constitutionalists, and Liberty lovers.

 

 

 

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): Profit, Power and Geopolitics

snip: “American foreign policy has almost always been based on agricultural exports, not on industrial exports as people might think. It’s by agriculture and control of the food supply that American diplomacy has been able to control most of the Third World. The World Bank’s geopolitical lending strategy has been to turn countries into food deficit areas by convincing them to grow cash crops – plantation export crops – not to feed themselves with their own food crops.” Professor Michael Hudson [3].

 

 

 

Africa Bill Gates’ human experimentation with GM bananas in Africa condemned by scientists

snip: “Numerous health problems increased after GMOs were introduced in 1996,” explains the Institute for Responsible Technology.

“The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to 13% in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed, and disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others are on the rise.”

 

 

 

Shooting Down MH 17 – BUK 312 Story False Says Ukraine Crew Member

The shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 came into greater focus with the December 15 YouTube video featuring a former crew member of BUK self-propelled fire installation, number 312 (BUK 312). Ukraine’s government and others maintained that the BUK 312 unit shot down MH17 while manned by a resistance crew. The Obama administration championed that narrative holding both the resistance and Russia responsible for the 298 deaths on July 17. The interview was conducted by investigative journalist Anatoly Sharij and translated by Marina Stewart (see full test in English at end of this article). (Image: BUK 312 in Kiev junta terrotiry – Anatoly Sharij)

The 23-year-old former BUK 312 crewmember revealed that the missile unit was in fact manned by the Ukraine military.

 

 

 

Here are the companies that want to charge you $2,500-$100,000 for negative reviews

 

 

 

10 Minutes After the End of ‘The Matrix’ Trilogy

Morpheus and the Architect stand behind the lectern in a packed White House press room. Morpheus addresses the crowd.

“People, hear me! You are all living in a vast simulation, a prison for your mind two centuries in your future. I am here to tell you that everything is controlled by evil machines! I am here to tell you that you are now free! I am here, and feel I should add that I am not crazy!”

Murmuring from the crowd indicates that nobody believes any of this. Especially the last part. The Architect sighs, and addresses the crowd.

“What he says is true. This is a simulation.” Everyone in the Matrix suddenly spends five seconds in their goo tank before returning to the Matrix. Millions are violently sick. More people swear about never wanting to go through that again. Morpheus faces the crowd with his cool mirrored shades, the worst possible thing to be wearing when you’re asking people to trust you.

 

 

 

We Are Witnessing A Spectacular Event Of How Incredibly Dense The Population Of Sheep Are.

 

 

 

Marco Rubio Goes Full Dipshit on Cuba Announcement

 

 

 

Complete List of BANKS Owned/Controlled by the Rothschild Family

“Give me control over a nations currency, and I care not who makes its laws” – Baron M.A. Rothschild

Russia is on the list! Let us see if Vlad ignores the central bank or shuts it down.

Qatar: Qatar Central Bank
Romania: National Bank of Romania
Russia: Central Bank of Russia
Rwanda: National Bank of Rwanda
San Marino: Central Bank of the Republic of San Marino

 

 

 

If Crude Oil hits $35, which countries could be impacted the most?

 

 

 

Rosetta probe’s dizzying bounce revealed: New images emerge of Philae shooting back into space – and its final, lonely resting spot

 

 

 

North Sea oil industry ‘close to collapse': Experts’ warning that oil price plunge is not all good news for UK economy

The tumbling oil price has left the UK’s North Sea oil industry ‘close to collapse’ experts warned today

North Sea oil and gas tycoon and government adviser Sir Ian Wood has said around 10 per cent of jobs may go, while Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers’ association Brindex and Premier Oil executive, said today that at current oil prices it is ‘almost impossible to make money’.

 

 

 

Walmart, Sears in alleged illegal toy gun crackdown

New York state law prohibits retailers from selling guns in realistic colors unless it has one-inch-wide orange stripe running down both sides of the barrel and the front end of the barrel that cannot be removed.

 

 

 

Memo to Sen. Warren: More young Dems want US to side with Palestine than Israel

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In recent days, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has offered herself as the great progressive hope of the Democratic Party by calling out Citigroup on the Senate floor and saying that the government is setting itself up for more bailouts of big banks that will rob the middle class. Lionized by MSNBC and TPM and NPR, while refusing to rule out a presidential run, Warren has plainly made the calculation that she has a lot to gain by alienating a key donor class, the financial industry; Chris Matthews says she has set herself up to run for the party’s progressive base against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

 

 

 

Gold Still On Launch Pad As We Start 2015 – Peter Schiff | Kitco News

 

 

 

U.S. Poverty Crisis Increasing as Banks Begin Financial Deregulation!

 

 

 

The Forgotten Christmas Truce of 1914. Unlearned Lessons which could have Prevented a Century of War

It was exactly 100 years ago this month when the Christmas Truce of 1914 occurred, when Christian soldiers on both sides of the infamous No Man’s Land of the Western Front, recognized their common humanity, dropped their guns and fraternized with the so-called enemies that they had been ordered to kill without mercy the day before. As mentioned in last week’s column, the truth of that remarkable event has since been effectively covered up by state and military authorities (and the embedded journalists at the time) because they were angered (and embarrassed) by the breakdown of military discipline.

 

 

 

U.S. seeks to counter Palestinian UN resolution with alternative offer, says French diplomat

The United States is creating momentum for the French to forestall, or altogether abandon, presenting a resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on behalf of the Palestinians. France has been informed of an American alternative offer to the Palestinian pursuit of a draft resolution to negotiate an end Israel’s occupation of territories gained in June 1967, a French diplomatic source has told me.

Palestinian sources said they have not received any proposal from the U.S. to counter their moves at the UN. “If you have something you share it,” said a senior Palestinian official close to the arrangements. “I think what the Americans are trying to do is to delay any initiative until Israeli elections take place.”

 

 

 

Free Fall of the Ruble – A brilliant ploy of Russian economic Wizards? Who’s chess game?

The world is still hell-bent for hydrocarbon-based energy. Russia is the world’s largest producer of energy. Russia has recently announced that in the future she will no longer trade energy in US dollars, but in rubles and currencies of the trading partners. In fact, this rule will apply to all trading. Russia and China are detaching their economies from that of the West. To confirm this decision, in July 2014 Russia’s Gazprom concluded a 400 billion gas deal with China, and in November this year they signed an additional slightly smaller contract – all to be nominated in rubles and yuan.

 

 

 

Oil-Wise, Dollar-Foolish

Americans are all giddy about the drop in gas prices because they can’t see economic logic beyond the shadow of its immediate effect on their wallets. Little do they know that much of the nearly 1.2 quadrillion dollars of dodgy derivatives, the liability for which Citigroup masterfully managed to dump on American taxpayers and depositors recently, are riding on high oil prices, which have tanked and look as though they will remain that way for the foreseeable future. It’s almost certain that oil derivatives are soon to follow.

 

 

 

Ex-Anonymous hacker questions North Korea’s role in Sony hack

Some of the investigators point to malware written in Korean, but Monsegur said that doesn’t necessarily mean the hackers are Korean.

“Well, it doesn’t tell me much. I’ve seen Russian hackers pretending to be Indian. I’ve seen Ukrainian hackers pretending to be Peruvian.There’s hackers that pretend they’re little girls. They do this for misinformation, disinformation, covering their tracks,” he said. “Do you really think a bunch of nerds from North Korea are going to fly to New York and start blowing up movie theaters? No. It’s not realistic. It’s not about ‘The interview.’ It’s about money. It’s a professional job.”

Monsegur thinks it’s also possible this was an inside job, that an employee or consultant downloaded all the information from Sony’s servers and then sold it to someone else.

 

 

 

Qatar hires “$8 fake fans” to fill empty stadiums | Migrant workers in Qatar get one dollar an hour for sitting in the stadiums and pretending to have fun, to applaud and to do the wave

Migrant workers in Qatar get one dollar an hour for sitting in the stadiums and pretending to have fun, to applaud and to do the wave, AP reports. Sometimes they even were asked to dress like Qataris in white robes and head-scarves.

 

 

 

BREAKING: Hawaii Victorious Over GMO Tyranny!

An attorney for the SHAKA Movement in Hawaii that has been trying to uphold a democratically voted moratorium on GMOs on the island of Maui reports that residents and activists have won.

An intervention in a federal lawsuit that was brought on by Monsanto and Dow trying to push their genetically modified agenda on islanders will not go through.

 

 

 

Global internet authority ICANN has been hacked

ICANN says the hackers accessed internal emails, a members-only Wiki page containing public information, the WHOIS portal (used to look up who registered a particular domain), and the organization’s Centralized Zone Data System (CZDS). This last breach is the most troubling as ICANN reports that the attackers gained access to a wide range of user information including real names, addresses, emails, telephones and usernames. Users’ passwords were also accessed but ICANN has said that these were encrypted rather than stored as plaintext.

 

 

 

Is Europe About to Lose the Fight Against GMO’s?

“What emerges is an understanding of TTIP as the political project of a transatlantic corporate and political elite which, on the unfounded promise of increased trade and job creation, will attempt to reverse social and environmental regulatory protections, redirect legal rights from citizens to corporations, and consolidate US and European global leadership in a changing world order.” – (Seattle to Brussels Network, Kim Bizzarri)

 

 

 

EU coal in Israel’s sock

The bad news for Israel keeps on coming, and judging by the reactions of Israeli and U.S. politicians, more is yet to come.

The Israelis were aghast at the news that a European court found that Hamas should be removed from the EU’s terror list. Benjamin Netanyahu reacted with his predictable buffoonery and bombast, alleging that Europe has “learned nothing” from the Holocaust.

The reality is that Israel has learned nothing from several decades of warnings by its friends and allies, who have repeatedly said Israeli indifference to human rights law, the provisions of Geneva Conventions, and the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would lead only to stalemate and backlash.

 

 

 

“Shadowy” anti-net neutrality group flooded FCC with comments

“A shadowy organization with ties to the Koch Brothers” spearheaded an anti-net neutrality form letter writing campaign that tipped the scales against net neutrality proponents, according to an analysis released today by the Sunlight Foundation.

 

 

 

At Least 141 Killed in Taliban Attack on School

As the fighting was continuing at the school in Peshawar, there were reports on Pakistani TV that eyewitnesses to the attack heard some of the assailants speak in Arabic and central Asian languages, rather than local languages such as Pashto or Urdu.

Oh? Really?!? :)

 

 

 

Food prices surge in Russia as crisis continues, Contagion risk in Eastern Europe seen as “serious concern”… Jim Rickards: “Hey, America, you want a financial war? Here it comes.”

 

 

 

A breakdown of Russia’s FX reserves. No need to panic…at least not yet, says Morgan Stanley:

 

 

 

Dozens of shots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens

Unknown attackers fired dozens of bullets at the facade of the Israeli embassy in Athens without causing any injury in a pre-dawn, drive-by attack Friday on one of the Greek capital’s best-guarded buildings.

 

 

 

Putin Shot Down a Plane! Putin Shot Down a … What? Never Mind

Search for “Malaysian Airlines Flight 17? on the New York Times website and you’ll find a page promoting three articles from July, two hyping the idea that Russia did it and one just focused on the horror of it.

Below that you’ll find 109 articles arranged from newest to oldest. The newest is from December 10th and consists of 4 sentences that convey little. The next is from November and all about an inappropriate tweet. The next half dozen take us back through September and we’re little the wiser for it.

Yet the world outside of the U.S. media is full of evidence suggesting that Russia did not do it.

 

 

 

ISIS’ Bloody Footprints Lead From NATO Territory

It was reported recently that Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplies, flowing into Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).

Turkey, a NATO member since 1952, has played a pivotal role in the destabilization and destruction of neighboring Syria. Since 2011, Turkey has allowed its territory to be used as a transit and staging point for sectarian terrorists flowing from around the world and into Syria in what could be described as a defacto NATO invasion by proxy.

 

 

 

Report: U.S. Ground Troops Clash with Islamic State Fighters

A news agency attached to the Shafaq Foundation for Culture and Media of Faili Kurds reports U.S. ground troops engaged in a battle with IS fighters.

The battle allegedly occurred near the Ain al-Asad base in western Ramadi, Iraq.

According to sources, the U.S. soldiers were equipped with light and medium weapons and supported by F-18 aircraft.

So much for the “advisers” cover story!

 

 

 

The US Is Ready To Blame North Korea For The Sony Hack

The US government now reportedly believes that North Korea is directly to blame for the devastating and unprecedented attack on Sony, The New York Times reports.

The massive Sony data hack is likely retaliation for the controversial comedy “The Interview,” which depicts the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

US investigators have now parsed through enough evidence to claim that North Korea is “centrally involved.”

 

 

 

Israel started it all BBC documentary

 

 

 

 

Sexual abuse allegations: Diocese of Gallup releases names of 30 priests

The Diocese of Gallup has released the names of more clergy members facing what it deems to be credible allegations of sexual abuse against minors.

The list, released Monday, contains the names of 30 priests and one lay teacher. Some of the names date back to the 1950s.

 

 

 

Police can track cellphones and keep the details a secret, Arizona judge rules

 

 

 

US media in propaganda war with global anti-fracking activism

As 2014 comes to a close the American mainstream media has represented the most aggressive attack on global environmental movements that defend peoples’ right to live in healthy and clean environment worldwide.

The current attacks against anti-fracking everywhere seem to be locked in step with the growing pressure by the Obama administration on many countries to join trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TTP Americas-Asia) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP US-EU), and the anti-environmental rhetoric has been revved up to almost hysterical proportions.

 

 

 

Seriously?! City bans citizens from criticizing the town on social media.

 

 

 

Congress Again Buys Abrams Tanks the Army Doesn’t Want

 

 

 

The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings

Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the CIA) to obfuscate the locations of these laboratories of cruel science and the identities of perpetrators.

 

 

 

Prison Food vs. School Lunches

Can you guess which one is which?

 

 

 

More egg on the face of the silly, opportunistic Australian government and its chief anti Russian cheerleaders phony Tony Abbott PM and Foreign Minister and PM in waiting Julie Bishop………………KT

Ukrainian Soldier Confirms: Ukraine’s Military Shot Down Malaysian MH17 Plane

A Ukrainian soldier who was part of the crew that operated the supposed missile-battery that the Ukrainian Government claims shot down the Malaysian MH17 airliner on July 17th has testified publicly for the first time, saying that the missile-battery was operated by the Ukrainian military, not by the rebels as asserted, and that he and his former crew-mates who operated it laughed when they heard their Government say that this missile-battery was operated by rebels and had shot the airliner down.

An English-translated transcript of the December 15th Russian-language interview with this soldier was posted at UkraineWar.Info on December 17th by Michael Collins, an investigative journalist with UkraineWar.Info who has been following very closely the multiple investigations that are proceeding into the cause of the downing.

 

 

 

Demands for two-state solution intensify

Commenting on the issue, Lebanon’s Daily Star noted that US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Europe as sympathy for the Palestinian cause was increasing across the continent, both on the street and at a political level. “In recent weeks, parliaments in France, Spain, the UK, Portugal and Ireland have recommended that their governments formally recognise Palestine and Sweden has taken that further step. These steps have left the US in an awkward position and it has still to declare whether or not it would use its veto were a UN resolution on Palestinian statehood recognition to come up soon. Officials have also implied it is not yet set in stone how the US would vote whether a timetable for Israeli withdrawal from [occupied] East Jerusalem and the West Bank was introduced, Jordan having last month circulated a draft motion scheduling November 2016 as a deadline.”

 

 

 

NSA Firefoxed: Mozilla team-up with Tor to improve internet privacy

The internet browser Mozilla is teaming up with Tor to give internet users greater security online. The new Polaris project is designed to combat internet censorship and make NSA like intrusion’s a thing of the past.

Edward Snowden’s revelations concerning the extent of the National Security Agency’s spying on the general public, hit computer and internet enthusiasts hard. A poll conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the internet company Mozilla last month, found that three quarters of those surveyed feel that their personal information on the web is less secure than it was one year ago.

The comment in the article about the NSA not being able to find a TOR users identity is not entirely accurate. Recently it has come to light that if a user has the flash player installed on their computer, malicious code inside a flash object can detect the source IP of the request despite the onion network, which is why the current implementation of TOR recommends users not have the flash player installed. However I think that Mozilla and TOR will close that exploit (if they have not already done so).

As a general rule, everyone ought to be using anonymity tools and strong encryption, even if you do not really have anything to hide, to jam the NSA with added workload and confuse them as to who they should be looking at. For your local data protection or small-group communications, I strongly recommend investing the time to develop your own encryption methods using the code snippets in the NSA Challenge page as examples.

 

 

 

The Real Reason the U.S. is Targeting Russia

 

 

 

Peshawar Attack – The Empire Strikes Again

Typically, imperial powers depend on the inability of oppressed local populations to muster a unified resistance, and the most successful occupiers are skilled at exploiting the differences among the occupied. Certainly that was the story of the British Empire’s success, and its legacy of nurtured local hatreds can be seen wherever the Union Flag flew, from Muslim-Hindu hatred in Pakistan and India, to Catholic-Protestant hatred in Ireland, to, yes, Jew-Arab, hatred in modern Israel. Ancient Rome was as good at encouraging internecine resentments among the occupied as Britain ever was. – Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews – A History by James Carroll

 

 

 

NSA and EFF to square off in court over internet surveillance

A digital rights group in the United States plans to argue in federal court this week that the National Security Agency’s internet surveillance operations violate the US Constitution’s ban against unlawful searches and seizures.

Six years after the Electronic Frontier Foundation brought suit against the NSA on behalf of a former AT&T customer, Carolyn Jewel, US District Court Judge Jeffrey White for the Northern District of California will hear an EFF attorney argue on Friday for summary judgment and attest that the intelligence agency’s data collection methods breach the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment clauses intended to protect private information.

 

 

 

China Prepares To Bailout Russia

Earlier this evening China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange’s (SAFE) Wang Yungui noted “the impact of the Russian Ruble depreciation was unclear yet, and, as Bloomberg reported, “SAFE is closely watching Ruble’s depreciation and encouraging companies to hedge Ruble risks.” His comments also echoed the ongoing FX reform agenda aimed at increasing Yuan flexibility which The South China Morning Post then hinted in a story entitled “Russia may seek China help to deal with crisis,” which which noted that Russia could fall back on its 150 billion yuan ($24 billion) currency swap agreement with China if the ruble continues to plunge, that was signed in October. Furthermore, two bankers close to the PBOC reportedly said the swap-line was meant to reduce the role of the US dollar if China and Russia need to help each other overcome a liquidity squeeze.

 

 

 

Russia not fit to be part of international financial system – Cameron

The combined effect produced by Western sanctions and low oil prices proves that there’s no place for Russia in the international financial system, believes British prime minister David Cameron, urging for more pressure on Moscow.

“We should stand up very firmly against the Russian aggression that’s taking place,” Cameron said before the Parliament on Wednesday.

Okay, David. If you really feel that way, here’s your rifle, here’s you parachute, here’s your camo gear, etc. And take that Dodgy Dossier that got us into the mess in Iraq with you!

 

 

 

Federal government finally loosens restrictions on Native Americans’ right to grow, sell marijuana

The federal government issued a statement that the Justice Department’s DEA would not be going after federally sanctioned reservations if they wanted to grow and sell their own marijuana.

 

 

 

Leaked Emails Reveal MPAA Plans To Pay Elected Officials To Attack Google

Okay, it’s no secret that the MPAA hates Google. It doesn’t take a psychology expert to figure that out. But in the last few days, some of the leaks from the Sony Pictures hack have revealed the depths of that hatred, raising serious questions about how the MPAA abuses the legal process in corrupt and dangerous ways. The most serious charge — unfortunately completely buried by this report at The Verge — is that it appears the MPAA and the major Hollywood studios directly funded various state Attorneys General in their efforts to attack and shame Google. Think about that for a second.

 

 

 

UN claims of asylum seekers’ ‘inhumane’ treatment provoke Dutch ire

The uproar from UN officials came after the central government recently refused to release €15 million in funds for local authorities to provide accommodation and food for those asylum seekers, who have been deemed to lack genuine humanitarian reasons for staying in the Netherlands without a visa

 

 

 

6 Insanely Stupid Right-Wing Moments this Week: Michele Bachmann Drops a Bombshell

Michele Bachmann has just one big wish for Christmas this year: Mr. President, please bomb Iran. That’s what the outgoing Minnesota Rep. told President Obama at the White House holiday party on Monday.

Festive, no?

Drop Bachmann on Tehran!

 

 

 

11th Sierra Leonean Doctor Dies From Ebola

One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.

Ebola has killed more than 350 health workers in West Africa, depleting the ranks of doctors and nurses in countries that already had too few to begin with. Because Ebola is spread through bodily fluids, it is only transmitted through close contact. It is often called the “caregivers’ disease” because those infected are typically family members caring for the sick or health workers treating them.

 

 

 

Anti-marijuana ad’s dubious claim a scary hit with parents

The assertion about lowered IQ is derived in part from a 2012 Duke University study of 38 heavy users of cannabis, but has since been challenged, notably by a British study of 2,612 young people which could find no such link.

A spokesperson for Health Canada, Eric Morrissette, cited other research published in 2012, known as the Dunedin Study, as the basis for the ad’s assertion about reduced IQ.

But the House of Commons health committee reported in October that there are doubts about the Dunedin Study’s conclusion. A key witness — Zach Walsh, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia — told the committee in May that “substantial concerns have been raised in various publications” about the IQ claim.

Another committee witness warned MPs against using “scare tactics” in ads, which must rather focus on “accurate information,” says the report of the committee, which recommended the government launch a public-awareness campaign.

“We don’t want the truth; we want what WORKS!”

 

 

 

Google search – pictures of dead kids in gaza

What the US Government is guaranteeing for the future by vetoing the Security Council resolutions for Palestine.

 

 

 

Hollywood endangers U.S. special forces by revealing tactics to Islamic extremists

In the secretive special operations community, officials are debating whether to tweak tactics for daring and risky missions involving hostage rescue and terrorist targeting that have been compromised by years of detailed news accounts and Hollywood portrayals.

Some believe Islamic extremists have gone to school on special operations forces. The classroom is the U.S. media.

 

 

 

Slaughter by Royal appointment: As Prince William campaigns to save endangered species, a rather embarrassing reminder that most of his relatives had a somewhat different approach

Writing to her father-in-law George V from a safari in Africa, the Duchess of York — the future Queen Mother — gave a gripping account of the excitement of the kill.

‘I took to shooting with a rifle, which I hope you won’t dislike me for,’ she wrote. ‘But really there was nothing else to do, and I enjoyed it so much, and became very bloodthirsty.

‘First of all I shot birds as big as capercailzie [grouse] for the pot, and then I shot buck, and by great flukes managed to kill and not wound, and then I shot a rhinoceros, which nearly broke my heart.’

 

 

 

Signed or not? White House contradicts State Dept, says anti-Russian bill not yet signed

 

 

 

Is Russia Being Driven Into the Arms of China?

 

 

 

Netanyahu: We expect the EU to put Hamas back on the terror blacklist immediately

Israel reacted furiously on Wednesday to the European Court of Justice’s decision to take Hamas off the EU’s list of terrorist organization, rejecting explanations that this was just a technical step that will be overturned before it is implemented.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, before a meeting with Joni Ernst, the newly elected Republican senator from Iowa, called it one example of “staggering” European “hypocrisy.”

 

 

 

Greece Might Be Hit With Cyprus Style Bail-Ins. Euro Crisis Getting Worse. Us Mortgage Applications Declined, A Sign That Real Estate Is Collapsing.

 

 

The leader of the British Labour Party is a Jew. Whether or not he is a Zionist is unknown at this point in time by me……………………….KT

UK’s Cameron attacks Labour Party over Israel policy

British Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized the Labour Party for its policy on Israel, saying the party’s leadership had shown its “true colors” by supporting Palestinian statehood.

Actually, David, you just showed YOUR true colors by opening your mouth!

Cut the people’s pensions, Pay the politicians squillions ……………….KT

Congress’ backroom pension-cutting deal is even worse than expected

Indigenous Brazilians attack police with ARROWS as they storm Congress in angry dispute over new bill on land ownership

Indigenous Brazilians armed with bows and arrows tried to break into the lower house of the Brazilian Congress, battling with police who fired tear gas and pepper spray in response.

Around 30 Indians, many in colourful headdresses and some carrying arrows, clashed with law enforcement outside the building in the capital Brasilia yesterday in protest at a bill which would give parliament powers to demarcate indigenous territory.

One police officer escaped injury when an arrow struck his boot, but four of his colleagues were hurt in the clashes, as the indigenous people tried to force their way into the chamber of deputies.

 

 

 

France to block David Cameron’s treaty change plan

David Cameron’s bid to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union will be dealt a blow on Thursday when the French president tells the Prime Minister he is “obsessed with his own problems”.

Francois Hollande will block Mr Cameron’s request for a change to the EU treaty to include a new settlement for Britain in Europe, The Telegraph has learnt.

Mr Hollande will tell the Prime Minister that he is opposed to amending the EU’s treaty on the grounds that change is not needed and might trigger a referendum in France

 

 

 

Why the Sony hack is unlikely to be the work of North Korea

 

 

 

Market has an unhealthy reliance hanging on every word of someone who also doesn’t know what the future holds

 

 

 

Counsel confirms Hillary’s ‘fraudulent’ Watergate brief

Details of Hillary Clinton’s firing from the House Judiciary Committee staff for unethical behavior as she helped prepare articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon have been confirmed by the panel’s chief Republican counsel.

Franklin Polk backed up major claims by Jerry Zeifman, the general counsel and chief of staff
of the House Judiciary Committee who supervised Clinton’s work on the Watergate investigation in 1974, reported columnist Dan Calabrese in a column republished by WND.

Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, called Clinton a “liar” and “an unethical, dishonest lawyer.”

He contends Clinton was collaborating with allies of the Kennedys to block revelation of Kennedy-administration activities that made Watergate “look like a day at the beach.”

 

 

 

Attorney General Downplays Ties To MPAA… Just As NY Times Reveals MPAA Actually Wrote The Letter He Sent Google

 

 

Just like the Commos did in the former Soviet Union……………..KT

Like Canada’s Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

An article published in August by The New Republic said “Harper’s antagonism toward climate-change experts in his government may sound familiar to Americans,” pointing to similar deeds done by the George W. Bush Administration. That article also said that “Bush’s replacement,” President Barack Obama, “has reversed course” in this area.

Society for Professional Journalists, the largest trade association for professional journalists in the U.S., disagrees with this conclusion.

China sets up new $3bn finance fund for Central and East European countries

At a meeting with the leaders of 16 Central and Eastern European countries (CEE) in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Tuesday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced a new investment fund of $3 billion to facilitate financing in the cash-strapped countries.

 

 

 

Criminal complaint against Bush era architects of torture

The German Federal Prosecutor must investigate former CIA Director Tenet, former Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and others – and should not wait until they are on German soil

 

 

 

Israel’s Arrow 3 missile shield fails trial

Israel’s upgraded ballistic missile shield failed its first live interception test on Tuesday, security sources said, a fresh setback for the US-supported system billed as a bulwark against Iran.

 

 

 

Napoleon vs. Cheney: ‘Interrogation That Actually Works'; Icing on the ‘Hate-Cake’

Not only is torture against international law, it also produces no useful intelligence. Common sense is enough to prove that statement.

If someone threatened to rape your sister, kill your mom, or shackled you until you were half-dead while feeding you up your anus, you would say nearly anything to ease the pain. So would I, and so would everyone else. Anyone who disagrees is either a liar or a fool.

Even Napoleon recognized that fact.

 

 

The music of the spheres?……………….KT

The sound of insterstellar space: Nasa’s Voyager 1 probe reveals deep space sounds a lot like bells ringing as it rides massive ‘tsumani wave’

85 Percent Of Americans Disapprove U.S. Congress

Putin: Govt has to help fight inflation, not just central bank’s job

Jordan submits UN draft on Palestinians; Lieberman: Act of aggression

After a day of closed-door negotiations among Arab members of the United Nations, Jordan, which represents Arab countries on the Security Council, put the draft resolution “in blue,” meaning the text of the draft has been finalized and could be put to a vote 24 hours later.

While the resolution could be put to a vote late Thursday, Riyad Mansour, Palestinian ambassador to the UN, said his country was open to continuing negotiations.

“The draft in blue in not closing the door to the continuation of the negotiation with all of our partners,” Mansour said. “We are willing to work with those who want to work with us in the Security Council in a positive and constructive way.”

Poll: Most Israelis don’t want Netanyahu to remain prime minister

Palestinian school threatened by Israeli bulldozers

It took two years of hard work to build the Samra community school in the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley.

But an Israeli demolition order issued against the school in October threatens to leave dozens of children without nearby access to education.

The demolition order was given under the pretext that the school was built without a permit. Yet building permits are only very rarely issued to Palestinians by the Israeli occupation authorities, one of many measures intended to push Palestinians out of the area.

Palestinians present resolution to UN calling for final peace accord with Israel

The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sought to avoid a clash with the United States by saying they were open to negotiations on the text.

The draft resolution obtained by AFP would set a 12-month deadline for wrapping up negotiations on a final settlement and the end of 2017 as the time frame for completing an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories.

Kerry has already announced the US will veto the measure, proving to the world that not only is the US Government torturing innocent people to death to find nuclear weapons that don;t exist, but a slave to Israel as well.

They are more Odious and Depraved than Ever they Were.

Tis the season to be wary, fa la la la la la la watch out. Don we now our camouflage apparel etc. Well… one should always be wary and that is an admonition I should have taken to heart earlier in this life. It’s certainly in place now. Lao Tzu says; “Wary as a traveler crossing an icy stream.” Later on, Jack London expanded on that with his third match story (yikes!) There’s crazy. There’s batshit crazy and there’s stark raving mad. I think this qualifies for the last of the series; how could any lawmaker have been involved in this and then been unable to stop themselves from laughing out loud? I’m not going to go into all of reasons why this is ridiculous and crazy, except to say, “and what about the other children?” I’m guessing they are not in the ‘special needs’ group,

RadioShack Kept Alive by $25 Billion of Swaps Side Bets

RadioShack Corp. (RSH) is finding an unlikely ally in its efforts to stay out of bankruptcy: credit derivatives traders who amassed more than $25 billion of trades speculating how much longer it can keep paying its bills.

After a 60 percent surge this year, the amount of credit-default swaps tied to RadioShack is 28 times its debt, more than any other U.S. company. When the retailer’s biggest shareholder arranged $585 million of funding in October to help it survive the holidays, much of the money came from hedge funds wagering on the company to avoid default, said people with knowledge of the trading. Those included DW Investment Management and Saba Capital Management, the people said.

What Is the Gold-Oil Ratio Telling Us?

Peter Schiff: Yellen Bluffs Future Rate Hikes and Traders Pretend to Believe Her

Are apprenticeships best? Graduates faced with high student debt and poor earning prospects would be better off skipping university, report says

The earning power generated by some university courses is so low and student debt so high that pupils would be better off choosing apprenticeships, new research suggested today(THUR).

Findings showed sharp variations in the graduate earnings premium depending on the university and course chosen.

With student debt now averaging £44,000, industry apprenticeships would be a ‘better deal’ for many pupils than costly degrees, according to the charity behind the study.

The Sutton Trust said some youngsters ‘may be better earning and learning on good apprenticeships than on a degree course with poor prospects’.

CNN’s #AskACop Promo Gone Wrong: “Are All Laws Worth Murdering Over?”

On Tuesday, CNN asked Twitter users to use #AskACop to present questions to police officers.

You can only imagine how this went, especially if you happened to see the outcome of the #MyNYPD Twitter campaign earlier this year. That Twitter hashtag brought a flurry of NYPD-related police brutality Tweets, and led to the launch of other hashtags…

Sony Drops ‘The Interview’ Following Terrorist Threats

Internet gift not arrived? Pity the drivers paid just 45p to deliver it with no sick pay, pension or holiday… and they can be sacked at a moment’s notice

Sarah, who is required to work six days per week, aims to get rid of a package every four minutes. Even if she hits that relentless target, she’ll end up being paid a mere £7.50 per hour.

Sarah must then use part of that already tiny income to pay for petrol, specialist courier insurance, and everything else it takes to keep her delivery vehicle on the road.

‘I drive about 30 miles on each round, so even with petrol being quite cheap at the moment, I’m basically making minimum wage [£6.50],’ she says. ‘The money’s awful, but it’s a choice between this or living on benefits.’

Sarah, who is 45 and has a grown-up son, is one of tens of thousands of so-called ‘lifestyle couriers’, poorly paid contractors who are increasingly employed by delivery firms to bring shopping to our door for the lowest possible cost.

Can Liberal Zionists Count On Hillary Clinton?

For Zemel and his faithfully Democratic congregation, that hope and anxiety has come to rest most squarely on Hillary Clinton. This has happened at the same time that Clinton has staked out a firmly hawkish, pro-Israel position on Gaza and Israeli security. In August, many liberals were discouraged after reading a Clinton interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. In it, she struck a tone on Israel that was markedly more hard-line than that of the Obama administration, generally avoiding empathy with Palestinian losses and asserting, “If I were the prime minister of Israel, you’re damn right I would expect to have control over security” on the West Bank.

Swiss Central Bank Plunges Into NIRP, Sends Deposit Rates Negative, Scrambles Against Safe-Haven Capital Flight

Everyone thought that any major monetary policy surprises and/or capital controls today would come from Putin during his annual press conference. Boy were they wrong: just after 2 am Eastern, none other than the Swiss National Bank joined the ranks of the ECB in scrambling to stem the wave of capital flight, not to mention the cost of money, when it announced it too would start charging customers for the privilege of holding cash in its banks

Oy vey! Top ten reasons why Israel shouldn’t be training American cops

From Dr. Kevin Barrett: ” It seems that all that Israeli “training” (using American taxpayer money) is turning American police officers into Zionists. Is this really a good idea? Do we really need Israeli-militarized American cops driving star-of-David-decorated tanks down our streets, setting up ethnic-ID checkpoints and dropping white phosphorus and cluster bombs on our neighborhoods? Here are the top ten reasons why Israel shouldn’t be brainwashing (I mean, “training”) American cops.

You interfere in everybody else’s elections John, why not Israel too?…………………KT

Sec. Kerry warns against interfering in Israeli elections

Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday outlined America’s opposition to any effort undermining Israel’s election process, while at the same time holding out hope the US and its partners could find a way to advance Mideast peace and respond to the frustrations of Palestinians.

Kerry has since announced that the US will indeed veto the Palestinian resolutions before the Security Council.

Stephen Harper says RCMP training prepared him for Oct. 22 attack

Read the comments. Nobody is buying Harper’s bovine excrement!

Westminster paedophile ring linked to murders of THREE young boys by detectives

Police said today they are investigating whether members of a VIP Westminster paedophile ring murdered three young boys at ‘abuse parties’.

Scotland Yard detectives are calling on witnesses to come forward if they know anything about boys being killed at Dolphin Square, a block of flats in Pimlico, London.

It is believed that every weekend in the late seventies and early eighties groups of vulnerable boys were smuggled to an address in the exclusive development by the Thames close to Parliament.

There, after being plied with alcohol, they suffered sickening sexual assaults by the rich and powerful including Tory MPs, and one victim says some children were eventually killed.

 

 

 

NBC News: ‘All Americans Microchipped by 2017?

Is NBC predicting RFID implanted in Americans in 2017 or are they the mouth piece for the beast?

If you take the RFID Microchip they can TRACK your every move, Control your MONEY, Control your FOOD and possible even KILL you if you don’t obey!

A number of states like Virginia, have passed “stop the mark of the beast legislation” in an effort to stop this.

 

 

 

WAR CRIMES: Israel’s ‘Collective Punishment’ of Gaza Released Amid Palestinian Push for Statehood

The human rights group Amnesty International has charged that Israel was in violation of humanitarian law due to the deliberate destruction of civilian buildings in the Gaza Strip following a brutal siege over the summer dubbed Operation Brother’s Keeper.

According to a recent investigative report by Amnesty International, Israel’s actions were tantamount to war crimes based on their unjustified destruction of buildings in the Gaza Strip between August 23-26 of 2014. Even though there were no civilian casualties during the decimation of those buildings, the advocacy group report states that the ‘collective punishment’ was without justification and in clear violation of the international community.

Predictably, Israel has asserted that the buildings destroyed have been allegedly linked to Hamas and that Amnesty International has fallen prey to a conspiratorial plot crafted by Hamas. However, there has been no definitive proof offered by Israel to prove this claim.

 

 

 

You Won’t believe What Facebook is Doing & You Could Be Their Next Target! Exclusive Victims Report

 

 

 

FARC Guerrillas Just Announced a Ceasefire with Colombia’s Government After 50 Years of Civil War

 

 

 

There Is Hope In Understanding That A Great Economic Collapse Is Coming

Since 2009, I have published 1,211 articles on the coming economic collapse on my website. Some people assume that I must be filled with worry, bitterness and fear because I am constantly dealing with such deeply disturbing issues.

But that is not the case at all.

 

 

 

Capital Controls for Russia

Bloomberg writer Leonid Bershidsky, under the headline, “Will Ruble’s Rout Force Capital Controls?”, wrote yesterday on what he called, “the probability that Russia will introduce capital controls.”

He asserts his view that President Vladimir Putin is an “anti-Western, authoritarian” leader, noting that in 1998, a leader he views as having the same traits, Dr. Mahathir Muhammed, President of Malaysia, successfully implemented capital controls and brought his nation out of turmoil. Bershidsky then reviews what he calls, the “recipe” for how capital controls worked in Malaysia.

But the author also reports specifically on Putin’s advisers calling for capital controls, and moreover, doing so, because Russia is under political attack from the West. He cites in particular, Sergei Markov, an advisor from a different alignment than well-known economist Sergei Glazyev, who reiterated his own policy proposals today, noted below.

 

 

 

Boko Haram Threatens Nigeria’s Emir of Kano as 191 Abducted

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram threatened the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, the nation’s second-highest Muslim leader, after he urged followers to defend themselves against the militants.

 

 

 

Judge Napolitano: Senate Torture Report Exposes Multiple Crimes Commited By CIA

 

 

 

HOW YOUR THREAT MATRIX SCORE COULD LAND YOU ON THE TERMINAL “RED LIST”

Did you know that according to Daniel Freeman’s study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that paranoid thoughts are common among normally functioning people? In fact, the study concluded that some dose of paranoia is actually quite adaptive and can serve to keep us safe from danger. What is about to be presented in this article should make one paranoid for when one considers why governments in the West, particularly in the United States, spend billions of dollars to spy on our actions, words, Internet browsing habits, places visited and even our thoughts, we should all be looking under our beds.

 

 

 

Kerry: US will veto Palestinian bid for statehood

US Secretary of State John Kerry is reported to have informed the Palestinian delegation headed by Saeb Erekat that Washington will use its veto power at the UN Security Council against the Arab draft resolution which calls for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestine territories occupied in 1967; AFP quoted a senior Palestinian official as saying.

Kerry had earlier said that Washington has not decided on the Security Council draft resolution saying: “The time is not right for speculation about a UN draft resolution that has not been submitted yet.”

 

 

 

6 Insane Real Police Responses to Clearly Fake Crimes

You literally cannot believe your eyes anymore. If it’s not Photoshopped, it’s CGI’d or otherwise manipulated. So your loopy aunt can be forgiven for Facebooking that picture of a smiling sun with a bunch of geese forming a smiley face in front of it and calling it “irrefutable proof that God exists.” It would be less forgivable if she, say, got the authorities involved somehow. It would be even less forgivable if the cops actually showed up and started seriously investigating it. Like the time …

 

 

 

For-Profit Policing

A bill introduced in the Texas legislature would do just that – giving cops credit card readers, as an adjunct to their radar detectors. Instead of just, license, registration and proof of insurance, please – it’ll be: License, registration, proof of insurance… and Visa or Mastercard, please.

And no, I am not making it up.

The bill is HB 121 and you can read all about it here. It was introduced about a month ago by a – you guessed it – “conservative” Republican. You can always count on “conservative” Republicans to bed down with law enforcement – and rape due process.

Especially if there’s a buck to be made.

 

 

 

Sydney Seige Was A Hoax – Is My Truth

 

 

 

Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine

William Engdahl
Activist Post

If it were not for the fact that the lives of some 45 million people are at stake, Ukrainian national politics could be laughed off as a very sick joke. Any pretenses that the October national elections would bring a semblance of genuine democracy of the sort thousands of ordinary Ukrainians demonstrated for on Maidan Square just one year ago vanished with the announcement by Victoria Nuland’s darling Prime Minister, “Yat” Yatsenyuk, of his new cabinet…

 

 

 

Greece faces crisis on prospect of snap election

 

 

 

If You Do Not Have Your Assets Outside of the US Yet, What Are You Waiting For?

Jeff Berwick

The trajectory is clear. Painfully clear.

The US government is so beyond bankrupt it isn’t even worth belaboring the point. We’ve spent the last five years here doing so.

What is more important, if you are an American who still has most of your assets inside the US, is that the walls are closing down around you at an unprecedented rate. Nearly daily the proof continues to mount…

 

 

 

Holy… U.S. Selling Missiles, Weapons To Poland-Poland Going to Sell Weapons To Ukraine

 

 

 

Parsing the Fed: How the statement changed

 

 

 

‘Biggest fracking victory ever!’ as New York bans dangerous drilling in state

After years of lobbying and aggressive public protest by state residents to make permanent a short-term moratorium on the controversial oil and gas drilling practice

 

 

 

Army to Unleash 2.8 Billion Dollar Balloon to Spy over Maryland

 

 

 

SNB Introduces First Negative Interest Rate Since 1970’s

 

 

 

The Pirate Bay’s Facebook page is shut down too

Following in the footsteps of the main site, Pirate Bay’s Facebook page with nearly half a million likes was shut down a few hours ago.

 

 

 

Peter Schiff: Oil’s Decline From $150 To 30bbl Didn’t Stop Recession In 2008

 

 

 

Ron Paul: Derivatives Bailout In Crominbus Bill An Omen Of Things To Come

 

 

 

SONY EMAILS SAY STATE DEPARTMENT BLESSED KIM JONG-UN ASSASSINATION IN ‘THE INTERVIEW’

The claim that the State Department played an active role in the decision to include the film’s gruesome death scene is likely to cause fury in Pyongyang. Emails between the Sony Entertainment CEO and a security consultant even appear to suggest the U.S. government may support the notion that The Interviewwould be useful propaganda against the North Korean regime.

 

 

 

Obama makes Alaska’s Bristol Bay area off limits for oil drilling

 

 

 

Scientists transplant worm’s mind to robot

 

 

 

The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers

Flashback:Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That’s true. But it’s still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.

 

 

 

Rogue State: Israeli Violations of U.N. Security Council Resolutions

Flashback:Following is a list of United Nations Security Council resolutions directly critical of Israel for violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.N. Charter, the Geneva Conventions, international terrorism, or other violations of international law.

 

 

 

Criticism of Zionism or Israel should not be stifled

Criticism of Israel does not mean someone is anti-Semitic per se. Those who would have you believe otherwise are increasingly using this argument to shut down legitimate debate over the Israel-Palestine conflict.

 

 

 

Israel calls Palestinian U.N. draft a gimmick

While Lieberman’s comments were dismissive of the resolution, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced alarm over international pressure on Israel to withdraw from occupied territory, saying Islamist militants would then move in.

 

 

 

Alan Dershowitz: Netanyahu Gets ‘Bum Rap’ on Settlements

“[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has been very, very clear about not allowing increased settlement activity in areas that will be part of a Palestinian state,” Dershowitz, an ardent defender of Israel against international criticism, told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner. “So, he’s getting a bum rap.”
Note: Most important words…Netanyahu, Dershowitz,…BUM!

 

 

 

NATO increases military presence on Russia’s borders

 

 

 

The Oil Coup – US-Saudi Subterfuge Send Stocks and Credit Reeling

U.S. powerbrokers have put the country at risk of another financial crisis to intensify their economic war on Moscow and to move ahead with their plan to “pivot to Asia”.

 

 

 

Washington Seeks an Excuse to Wage a Nuclear War on Russia? “We’re Close to the Precipice. Will the Public Remain Silent?”

The world is more nervous about the drift toward nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia than at any time since 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis. When French President Francois Hollande urgently side-tracked his return-flight from a diplomatic mission recently, in order to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, at a private room that had been scoured ahead of time to eliminate any possible bugging devices, there was speculation as to what had caused Hollande’s sudden detour, and there were even rumors of a possible cause being an American “false-flag” event in the works to be blamed on Russia as a pretext for going to war against Russia, just as Russia had been falsely blamed for the Ukrainian military’s downing of Malaysia’s airliner MH17 onJuly 17th.

 

 

 

British troops returning to Iraq

Britain’s armed forces are returning to the Middle East, reversing an earlier withdrawal from Iraq after more than a decade of war.

 

 

 

The US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN

The floodgates have begun to open across Europe on recognition of Palestinian statehood. On Friday the Portuguese parliament became the latest European legislature to call on its government to back statehood, joining Sweden, Britain, Ireland, France and Spain.

 

 

 

Ann Coulter: Most Women Who Say They Were Raped Are Just ‘Girls Trying to Get Attention’

 

 

 

Despite Backlash, Students Will Still be Subjected to Michelle O Lunch Program

Despite scores of children at public schools across the nation issuing resounding disapproval of federally-imposed school lunch rules, the much scorned Healthy Hungry Kids initiative, sponsored in large part by First Lady Michelle Obama, has managed to receive funding via Congress’s recently passed $1 trillion omnibus budget deal.

 

 

 

Big data scours public records to predict crime

 

 

 

Rand Paul: Eric Garner Didn’t Need To Die Over Cigarette Taxes

 

 

 

NYPD opens counterterrorism unit in Israel

“The best police department in the world”, reads a sign hung at the new NYPD office. However, it looks as if New York taxpayers may be footing the bill.

 

 

 

Judge Napolitano: Senate Torture Report Exposes Multiple Crimes Committed By CIA

 

 

 

Star Trek: TOS Errand of Mercy

Where’s the Organians when you need them. My kinda folks!

The Organians: “super-evolved” and completely pacifistic.

 

 

 

Who Will Be Tomorrow’s Superpower? The Geo-political Map Is Set To Change. Is The World Ready?

 

 

 

Israeli role in Syrian conflict brought into the open

Israel is also capitalising on the war on the IS to misleadingly portray it as identical with the Palestinian “Islamic” resistance movements because of their Islamic credentials. “When it comes to their ultimate goals, Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas,” Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on September 29.

 

 

 

Links between Citigroup and government exposed

 

 

 

We Need To Talk About Sandy Hook (FULL VIDEO)

The degree and extent of criminality surrounding the Sandy Hook deception is mind boggling. When you consider the complicity of the governor, state police, the medical examiner, state attorney general, Newtown officials, its police and fire department, emergency personnel, school officials, crisis actors, make believe parents of make believe children victims, fabricated teachers, school principal, & school nurse, CNN liars, etc., you have to wonder if there’s an honest soul left standing in the Banana Republic of Connecticut. Will these well paid criminals ever be brought to justice?

 

 

 

Cafe in Leeds (UK) feeds 10,000 people on 20 tonnes of unwanted food, which would otherwise have been wasted

The founder of a quietly-growing empire of social cafes has called on a change in the law to prevent the UK’s “criminal” levels of food waste – especially by supermarkets – while so many go hungry.

Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, in Armley, Leeds, feeds his punters on goods that would otherwise have been thrown away by supermarkets, independent grocers and food banks.

 

 

 

School punishes blind child by taking away cane and replacing it with a pool noodle

Parents are outraged after they say an elementary school punished their blind child by replacing his cane with a pool noodle.

 

 

 

ALERT! Bird Flu, H5N2, found in wild birds in the Pacific Northwest. Don’t worry says the Gov’t… But just a few hundred miles north, they are killing the birds….

 

 

 

This Wasn’t Supposed To Happen: 7 In 10 Americans To Save, Spend Gas “Tax Cut” On Bills Not Gifts

 

 

 

U.S. Admits It Has Increased Its Military Presence At Russian Border!

 

 

 

Obama’s Rogue Agenda

snip: Obama is thirdworldizing America. He’s banana republicanizing it. He’s turning it into a dystopian backwater. A race to the bottom reflects official policy.

Administration policy prioritizes wealth, power and privileged interests. It lets vital popular needs go begging. Obama’s operated this way throughout his tenure.

He consigned growing millions to poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, homelessness and despair. He’s got more human wrecking in mind.

He wants US resources used for militarism, warmaking, and homeland repression. He wants ordinary people left high and dry.

 

 

 

Monsanto’s New ‘Herbicide-Resistant’ GMO Crop Slammed by Food Experts

This is another weapon in the Big Ag giant’s chemical arsenal that is being called yet another indiscriminate chemical that “will take agriculture back to the dark days of heavy, hazardous pesticide use that will seriously endanger human health and the environment.”

 

 

 

US Targeting Hundreds of Millions of Russian Civilians

White House officials are openly expressing happiness with their siege/war tactics that they say are throwing Russia into an economic collapse and are, as a scholar defending the siege notes, “hurting the Russian public’s ability to buy food or heat homes”. This eagerness to starve and freeze children is particularly relevant given the recent publicity of the US’s tactics of starving and freezing innocent detainees as well as people claimed to be “suspects”.

 

 

 

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Latest News 18 December 2014

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

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AN EXAMPLE OF BARBARITY COMMITTED BY MODERN CHRISTIANS. Barbarity is engaged in by many groups, not just radical Moslems…………….KT

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

‘My name is Rigoberta Menchu Tum. l am a representative of the “Vincente Menchu”[her father] Revolutionary Christians … On 9 December 1979, my 16-year-old brother Patrocino was captured and tortured for several days and then taken with twenty other young men to the square in Chajul … An officer of [President] Lucas Garcia’s army of murderers ordered the prisoners to be paraded in a line. Then he started to insult and threaten the inhabitants of the village who were forced to come out of their houses to witness the event. I was with my mother, and we saw Patrocino; he had had his tongue cut out and his toes cut off. The officer jackal made a speech. Every time he paused the soldiers beat the Indian prisoners. When he finished his ranting, the bodies of my brother and the other prisoners were swollen bloody, unrecognizable. It was monstrous, but they were still alive. They were thrown on the ground and drenched with gasoline. The soldiers set fire to the wretched bodies with torches and the captain laughed like a hyena and forced the inhabitants of Chajul to watch. This was his objective-that they should be terrified and witness the punishment given to the “guerrillas”. — Rigoberta Menchu Tum, awarded the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize

Rigoberta Menchú Tum | Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice …

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Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a heroine to Mayan Indians in Guatemala and indigenous peoples throughout the world. Born into an impoverished family in 1959, the …

China Is Building a New Silk Road to Europe, And It’s Leaving America Behind

November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, the first train carrying 82 containers of export goods weighing more than 1,000 tons left a massive warehouse complex heading for Madrid. It arrived on December 9th.

 

 

 

Rubio slams Cuba agreement, says Obama is ‘willfully ignorant’

Calling President Obama “willfully ignorant” and “the worst negotiator” the U.S. has had in decades, Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday slammed the administration’s agreement with Cuba to open normal diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years, saying the deal will only allow Cuban President Raul Castro to shore up his power base and continue oppressing his own people.

“And that’s OUR job!”

 

 

 

EU: Greek Defiance on Debt Would Be ‘Suicidal’

A refusal by Greece to repay bailout debts would be “suicidal” for the country, the European Union’s top finance official said Monday in a clear warning to the country’s popular opposition.

EU Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici made the remarks after a three-hour meeting with conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

“The idea of contemplating the possibility not to reimburse a huge debt is suicidal ? it’s not possible, you’ll be in default and that’s what we’ve been trying to avoid for years,” Moscovici said.

Moscovici’s two-day visit went ahead despite stalled negotiations between Greece and bailout creditors, and took place ahead of a parliamentary vote that could topple Greece’s pro-bailout government this month.

A memo to EU Finance Commissioner Moscovici: it sure as heck was NOT suicidal when Iceland did it. They repudiated their odious debt, threw the politicians and the banksters responsible for creating their financial mess into prison, and their economy is doing quite well, thank you very much!!

I frankly think it is a GRAND model, sir, and one that the Greeks might well think about emulating.

 

 

 

WAIT UNTIL PSYCHO GAL HEARS ABOUT THIS …

Hamas removed from EU terrorist list on technicality

 

 

 

WHITEWASHING CIA TORURE

“This is not who we are. This is not how we operate,” were the words of President Barack Obama commenting on the grisly findings of a long-awaited congressional report on the use of torture by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

But what if this is exactly who we are?

The report is difficult to read, not just because it is awfully long – hundreds of pages of a summary of a nearly 6,000-page investigation, including 38,000 citations based on the review of six million pages – but because it was most disturbing. Parts of it resemble the horror of an extremely dark Hollywood movie. But it was all real: fromrectal feeding (as in putting hummus in detainee’s rectums), to rape, to torturing prisoners to death, to blinding prisoners, to forcing them to stand on broken feet, for days. It is beyond ghastly.

 

 

 

NO NATIVITY SCENE IN DC THIS YEAR

The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene
at Capital Hill this Christmas season.

This isn’t for any religious reason. They simply have not been
able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation’s Capital.

The search for a Virgin continues.

There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.

 

 

 

GREECE BREAKING…..Samaras 15 short of majority needed to avoid elections

 

 

 

NATO tactical aircraft double flight intensity near Russia, Belarus borders

Tactical aircraft of North Atlantic Alliance states more than doubled flight intensity near borders of Russia and Belarus this year, Chief Commander of Russian Air Force Colonel General Viktor Bondarev told reporters on Tuesday.

“Overall number of flights by NATO tactical aircraft in regions bordering Russia and Belarus has more than doubled to exceed three thousand in 2014 against 2013,” Bondarev said.

NATO aircraft flights near Russian borders “are beyond comparison with flight intensity by Russian long-range aircraft,” the chief commander added.

The United States and NATO states have made flights of their spy planes much more intensive this year, particularly in the Baltic states. The number of flights makes 8-12 a week, the general said.

Just because initiating a war with Russia would be one of the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid things the US and NATO could do right now, is, unfortunately, absolutely no guarantee that they will not do so, and that is just the hard truth here.

I have seen the demonization of Russia rise exponentially in the last couple of months. Now, we see an economic war against the ruble due to the oil price collapse, courtesy of the US and Saudi Arabia, which is already putting many US oil-related companies and projects at high risk.

I would like to very politely suggest to all those inhabiting Sodom on the Potomac, that the US military does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a

6 yrs into economic recovery: America’s wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families is widest on record… ‘worse than South Africa Apartheid’

 

 

 

Congress extends dozens of tax breaks

The US Senate approved a sweeping package of tax breaks, sending to President Barack Obama a bill that allows individuals and corporations to save billions of dollars on their 2014 taxes.

On the Senate’s final day of the year, lawmakers passed some 55 so-called tax extenders, deductions that expired at the end of 2013 but will be retroactively restored with the current legislation.

The Senate easily passed the measure, 76 votes to 16, after the House passed it earlier this month.

“Today’s strong bipartisan vote shows that Democrats and Republicans can come together to encourage our economy to create jobs and strengthen the middle class,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement.

Please, someone get me a bucket; with that last statement by Harry Reid, I think I am about to HURL!!

This is NOT about making things better for the middle class, those precious few who still exist in the US; it is about giving everything to the large corporations which fund election cycles, period, end of discussion.

 

 

 

The Federal Reserve’s Inflation Gauge: Falling to 2008 Levels

 

 

Australian government, judicial, police and security agency boffins and boofheads have made an absolute fool of Australia over the Lyndt cafe hostage tragedy. The Abbott government recently granted an extra $600 mil to our security agencies for new equipment and capabilities, which will guarantee nothing regarding the security of ordinary Australians when the authorities and those who govern them cannot get the very basics right. This whole affair is either an ultra shambles in security/police work or somehow somebody wanted Man Haron Monis in Australia for some reason. There can only be these two explanations………………KT

Iran to Australia: We warned you about the gunman

Iran repeatedly warned Australia about the criminal past of the perpetrator of the Sydney cafe siege and called for him to be kept under surveillance, top officials in Tehran said.

Man Haron Monis, the Iranian-born self-styled cleric who died along with two of the people he had taken hostage, was being investigated over fraud charges when he fled in 1996, police said.

But Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Asia and Oceania affairs, Ebrahim Rahimpour, said Australia ignored the guidance sent.

 

 

 

Cult of Snowden: Germany sees whistleblower as hero, icon & brand

 

 

 

Cop sells T-shirts disgustingly mocking the death of Eric Garner

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – When police abuse and misconduct became a national conversation recently, police all over the country have had a great opportunity to actually connect with the public,

 

 

 

Why Police Unions Are Lashing Out Against Cop Critics Like Never Before

 

 

 

Russia has the military/atomic power and China the economic power to build a whole new Sino-Russian economic bloc, which will attract other countries who are sick to the teeth of the theft and national nepotism of the Wall Steer- City of London criminals and crooks……………….KT

Pepe Escobar, Eurasian Integration vs. the Empire of Chaos

Welcome to the new trans-Eurasia choo-choo train. At over 13,000 kilometers, it will regularly traverse the longest freight train route in the world, 40% farther than the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. Its cargo will cross China from East to West, then Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, France, and finally Spain.

The Yiwu-Madrid route across Eurasia represents the beginning of a set of game-changing developments. It will be an efficient logistics channel of incredible length. It will represent geopolitics with a human touch, knitting together small traders and huge markets across a vast landmass. It’s already a graphic example of Eurasian integration on the go. And most of all, it’s the first building block on China’s “New Silk Road,” conceivably the project of the new century and undoubtedly the greatest trade story in the world for the next decade.

What does Chinese government do to get the things it wants economically?!?

It pushes technology, and drives win/win deals.

What does the US government do to get what it wants economically?!/ It wages wars.

And what is wrong with this picture?!?

BLOODY EVERYTHING.

If the best America comes up with at the 2016 Presidential election is Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton the US will again show itself as a sham in democratic and fair representation of the people by Americans who are outside the political elite and outside the moneyed world of professional politics. The whole American political system, which we are told is a beacon to all democrats around the world, is nothing but a sham…………..KT

New WSJ/NBC Poll says 48% of Americans say they do not plan to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Western Bankers Have Committed Two Acts of War Against Russia

Police-owned company sells “Breathe Easy Don’t Break The Law” shirts in response to popular “I Can’t Breathe” shirts

A Michiana police officer and businessman is selling shirts with a slogan supporting police in response to the popular ’I Can’t Breathe“ shirts worn recently by professional and college athletes.

Cops killed man at Walmart, then interrogated girlfriend: “[T]he recently released interrogation video shows police were trying to force Crawford’s girlfriend to say something to justify what they’d done.”

After killing a man at an Ohio Walmart, police interrogated his girlfriend, accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail time and suggesting she could be on drugs, according to a video obtained by CNN.

The man, John Crawford III, was holding an air rifle he had picked up off a store shelf when police shot him. A prosecutor called the case a “perfect storm” with “no bad guys,” but the family has said police used excessive force.

The Absurdity of The Sandy Hook Families Lawsuit Against Bushmaster Perfectly Illustrated

A lawsuit has been filed in Bridgeport Superior Court against Bushmaster, Camfour (a firearms distributor), and now-defunct Riverview Gun Sales for negligence and wrongful death in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nine of the 26 families assert the rifle was a military-grade weapon and should not have been made publicly available, as its unsuitable for hunting or home defense.

Delta Airlines Security Flaw Allows You To Use Another’s Boarding Pass

Delta Airlines intends to remain ahead of the competition when it comes to being on the cutting edge of technology, but even the best of intentions can result in an mistake or a flaw being discovered. Case in point, Delta Airlines’ glitch would allow you to actually access someone else’s boarding pass – without them being aware of it.

 

 

 

Truth In Berlin

The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that Germany’s Family Ministry and the Berlin Senate are engulfed in an anti-Israel scandal because they provided some funding for the three-day Canaan conference that included a group that had previously hosted a speaker who called for an “end of Jewry” and claimed that “Zionists are racists.”

If anyone still harbored some remote doubts about racism and the ‘Jews only State’, such doubts evaporated last month when the Israeli cabinet approved Israel’s National Bill, a law that specifically affirms the primacy of Jews in Israel.

 

 

 

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

The Palestinians seem to be more united than ever while Israel is sinking into shtetle type fights. Seemingly, even the Jewish Lobby can’t provide the good anymore. Israeli PM has been witnessed in the last few days begging America to veto the plea submitted by Palestinian President Abbas with the Security Council to set a November 2016 deadline for ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

 

 

 

10% of American Homes Are Powered by Russian Nuclear Fuel

 

 

 

Cadiz former Salesian college director to be tried for alleged sexual abuse of 12 children

Francisco Javier Lopez, a Roman catholic priest of the Salesian order of Don Bosco, was held by police for a month in 2013 following sexual abuse complaints from up to 30 children from Cadiz’s Salesian San Ignacio College.

Judge Miguel Angel Lopez Marchena charged the priest with sexual abuse of 12 children, between the ages of 12 and 14, and 15 counts of assault.

 

 

 

Israel criticised at Geneva meeting

A total of 126 of 196 parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention have met in Geneva and agreed that international humanitarian law must be followed in areas affected by the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

 

 

 

Israel Demands EU Return Hamas to Terror List

The EU General Court’s ruling to exclude Hamas from the list of terrorist organizations has sparked a powerful protest in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named Hamas a “murderous terrorist organization” and promised to continue to fight it.

Plus a “Hamas” (nudge nudge wink wink) terror attack on a major European city!

 

 

 

CRISIS IN RUSSIA: Seven reasons why Obama should’ve nixed the Congressional sanctions

Nothing shows more clearly just how little Americans have learned than their foreign policies. Belligerent, trigger-happy and naive, in recent years the blundering motivation behind them has been compounded by a naked desire to prosecute energy (and other raw materials) imperialism that will satisfy the infinite greed of its dominant neoliberal franchise.

What never ceases to baffle me is the American citizen surprise when, on going abroad (and over 74% of them never do) they discover the profound degree to which US interference in other people’s affairs has made them widely loathed. It is equalled in my experience only by the inability of Germans to understand why they get poor service in Greek restaurants.

 

 

 

Over 1,000 Gun Owners Violate Washington’s I-594 – In Front Of Police!……..Is This The Catlyst We’ve Been Waiting For?

Fed up with the passage of an 18½-page incoherent, rambling, unconstitutional gun control initiative that was bankrolled by billionaires, gun owners across Washington state held the largest felony civil disobedience rally in the nation’s history, brazenly titled “I Will Not Comply.” No one was hurt and no stores were looted. Between 1,000 and 3,000 lawful gun owners showed up openly armed at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Saturday to defy the newly passed gun control law, I-594.

 

 

 

FedEx’s stock slumps after profit, sales disappoint

FedEx’s stock FDX, -4.71% slumped 3% in premarket trade Wednesday, after the package delivery giant reported fiscal second-quarter profit and sales that missed expectations.

 

 

 

Utah Demands Feds Surrender Lands by Dec. 31

With the federal government engaged in a de facto unconstitutional occupation of some two thirds of Utah’s territory, citizens of the state and their elected representatives have had just about enough. So, on December 31, the State of Utah is formally demanding that Washington, D.C., relinquish control over more than 30 million acres of valuable land currently controlled by various federal bureaucracies.

 

 

 

Flashback: Court Rules You Can Be ‘Too Smart’ to Be a Cop

Can a person actually be “too smart” to be a cop in America?

A federal court’s decision back in 2000 suggests that, yes, you actually can.

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Jon Stewart Rips Dick Cheney on Torture : Is He ‘Righteous Warrior or a Psychopath?’

 

 

While the fall in the Ruble means bad news for ordinary Russians in many domestic areas of life, it means heaven for Russian exports, which have become dirt cheap for overseas buyers, and it means that gold has increased in value as a store of wealth in Russia…………..KT

European stocks slump; ruble gains as central bank steps up defense

European stocks dropped Wednesday, resuming their recent run of losses as investors wrestle with economic and political uncertainty throughout the region.

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.19% fell 0.7% to 326.62, with all major sectors swimming in the red.

In Frankfurt, the DAX 30 index DAX, -0.12% fell 1% to 9,459.54. France’s CAC 40 PX1, +0.61% declined 0.9% to 4,058.65 and the U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, +0.11% declined 0.9% to 6,274.87.

At the same time, attention turned once again to Russia’s currency, which advanced against the dollar Wednesday following a report the Russian finance ministry has started to sell foreign currency in an effort to halt the ruble’s slide. The dollar was buying 64.674 rubles USDRUB, -15.46% compared with 67.893 late Tuesday.

 

 

 

David Axelrod: Clinton’s Candidacy Again In “Danger” Of Getting “In Front Of Any Rationale For It”

 

 

 

FLASHBACK – The Calm Before The Storm: An Interview With Dr. Gilbert Levin

In a little over one month, the British built Beagle 2 exobiology lander will look for signs of extinct or extant life on the surface of Mars. Not since NASA’s Viking mission 27 years ago has another search for life on Mars been attempted.

One has to wonder why since the Viking mission left behind important unanswered questions – such as: are there organic molecules from either life and meteorites laying on the surface? Or are they destroyed by the hypothetical oxidants many NASA researchers say are certainly there? One of the Principal Investigators for the NASA Viking biology team was Dr. Gilbert V. Levin who invented and built the Viking Labeled Release Experiment. His experiment tested the soil of Mars nine times at two different landing sites under different temperature regimes and environmental conditions. All his data point to microbes metabolizing a nutrient solution and giving off an indicative radioactive CO2 gas.

Sadly, the Beagle 2 lander failed to communicate from the surface of Mars.

 

 

 

Warren: “Ever since the new financial regulations went into place, Wall Street has been working behind the scenes to open another loophole so they could gamble with taxpayer money…”

 

 

 

OBAMA ALLOWS WEALTHY ECUADORIAN FELONS INTO US AFTER THEY MADE MASSIVE DONATIONS TO HIS CAMPAIGN

This kind of back-room dealing is completely commonplace in the Obama administration. Obama has doled out special favors to all manner of large political donors, rewarding them with everything from cushy jobs as ambassadors to countries they know nothing about to large Federal contracts to further pad their wallets.

Eurozone Ends 2014 With Weak Growth. Us Manufacturing Declines. Housing Permits Decline, Signals An Implosion In Real Estate.

 

 

 

How Washington Funded the Taliban

 

 

 

Mish Shedlock: Any Large Drop In Asset Prices Will Destroy Economy

 

 

 

Missing – the 50,000 jobless teens who have dropped off the radar

More than 50,000 people aged 16 to 18 not in education or work have “gone missing” from official statistics and are receiving no support, according to research published today.

It warned that the problem of Neets – young people not in education, employment or training – is much bigger than local authorities realises because tens of thousands of them have “disappeared off the radar”. In London alone, an estimated 15,000 youngsters have “gone missing”.

 

This in a Christian country………………..KT

ACCUSED WITCH BURNED AT THE STAKE IN PARAGUAY

After 45-year-old Adolfina Ocampos was sentenced to death for sorcery last November in the Paraguayan village of Tahenyi where they lived, she was tortured, submerged under water, and beaten. She was then led to a stake where she was shot with several arrows before being burned alive. Paraguayan authorities investigating the killing have arrested nine men in the village, all of whom have confessed to the killing and with little indication of remorse. Police have also rescued a fourteen-year-old girl who was accused of witchcraft as well.

The Fed Will ‘Stay Out Of The Way’ Until 2015 – Peter Hug | Kitco News

Dollar is falling after Russia starts selling foreign currency. Is this the start to the end?

Foreign Exchange Currency Market (FXCM) Halts ALL Ruble Trading Worldwide; NATO broke almost all ties with Russia

Ron Paul: Israel Created Hamas to Fight Yasser Arafat, PLO

Police officer won’t be charged with the 4-5 pounds of marijuana found in his home.

A Richmond police officer found with marijuana in his home earlier this year likely won’t be charged with a crime, authorities said, but his future on the police force is undetermined.

The fault lays with you James. Don’t engage in torture in the first place. Bet you wouldn’t be moaning if you had never been caught………..KT

The ‘Architect’ Of The CIA Torture Program Says Senate Report Put His Life In Danger

The “architect” of the CIA’s interrogation program, James Mitchell, accused Senate Democrats of putting his life in danger last week when they released a report detailing the program’s “brutal” abuses.

False Flag Alert Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine:
It is well planned that Poroshenko in the next 10 days proclaims martial law for the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. It is probably pushed by the right sector.

In Kramatorsk regular Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles are equipped with Russian national emblem. The vehicles move in the direction Slavyansk. A False Flag action must be close. Finally proof of a Russian invasion to the world! What is already clear: the West “must” strike then!

As gas prices tumble, inflation is plunging faster than official measures can capture

Despite warnings of future war, Obama to impose new Russian sanctions

INSTEAD OF NEGOTIATIONS DESIGNED TO END CRISIS OVER STATUS OF UKRAINE, WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRESIDENT WILL SIGN QUIETLY PASSED BILL THAT CRITICS SAYS WILL SOLIDIFY NEW COLD WAR

Surprise! Guess which currency has stronger fundamentals— the dollar or… ruble?

The US Federal Reserve only has a basic capital ratio of 1.26%. Talk about razor thin. (This is down from 4.5% just a few years ago)

That means if the value of the Fed’s assets declines by only 1.26%, the issuer of the world’s dominant reserve currency becomes insolvent.

Now, what happens to the liabilities of an insolvent entity? They decrease in value. Just like how Greek bonds (the liabilities of the Greek government) collapsed a few years ago.

What are the Fed’s liabilities? Open your wallet. Those green pieces of paper aren’t ‘dollars’. Just look. They have “Federal Reserve Note” (i.e. debt) printed on them.

So the Fed’s pitiful financial condition directly affects the value of the dollar over the long-term.

On the other hand, the Russian central bank’s ratio is 12.5%—literally almost TEN TIMES GREATER than the Fed.

SHOCKING PROOF: Federal Reserve Reinflating Real Estate Bubble – Mike Maloney

Texas Could Become Even Friendlier To Gun Owners Than Ever Before!

It’s possible that one day Texas gun owners could have a tax holiday of their own.
A proposed tax holiday bill would establish March 2, which also happens to be Texas’ Independence Day, as a day in which guns can be purchased tax-free. Hunting supplies would also be tax-free on March 2.

Russian Currency Crisis and Defaults Could Create Contagion in West

Like Australians Mamdouh Habib and David Hicks…………………KT

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that some of the men and boys detained as terrorism suspects after 9/11 were in fact innocent

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Cheney, a staunch proponent of the ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ used during US questioning of terror suspects but considered torture under domestic and international law, said that a “few” detainees were wrongfully held. However, Cheney expressed no remorse and little concern that these people were imprisoned for long periods and sometimes tortured — even to death.

Russia invites North Korea leader, Kim Jong Un, for visit

Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday.

US war on terror is war on Israel’s enemies: Kevin Barrett

American political commentator Kevin Barrett says Washington’s so-called war on terror is actually a war on Israel’s enemies.

He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday while commenting on the US Senate’s approval of a multi-billion-dollar military spending bill that includes $350 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.

“Once again the United States’ Congress has proved its absolute slavement to… Israel by voting to give 350 million dollars of the American taxpayers’ money to Israel to build its so-called Iron Dome missile system,” Barrett said.

“This is just a small part of the vast outlays that Americans are sending over to Israel. According to a Christian Science Monitor article, earlier – was it about ten years ago?! – the US has provided over a trillion dollars in support to Israel over the years,” he stated.

Upper House plans probe into Central Bank role in ruble crash

Federation Council Chair Valentina Matviyenko has ordered a vote on a parliamentary investigation into the recent activities of the Central Bank and its alleged role in the worst-ever plunge of the ruble rate.

The motion was initiated by Senator Evgeny Tarlo (Tambov Region) who sits in the Upper House committee for economic policy.

“I suggest to start a parliamentary investigation into activities of the Central Bank that has allowed violations of the citizens’ Constitutional rights, including the right for property,” the RIA Novosti quoted Tarlo as saying on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Students shocked to learn Clinton IS 67, hasn’t driven in 20 years

Total Chaos: Massive Market Moves Spark Selling-Panic Into Close

Incredible Volatility today – 100 point roundtrip in the S&P, and 800 points in the Dow – all driven by a halt in Ruble Trading, the European close, and Kuwait pissing on the US market’s fireworks…

US, Cuba reportedly seek to normalize relations after Alan Gross released

U.S. officials say the Obama administration plans to start talks with Cuba on normalizing full diplomatic relations and opening an embassy, after American Alan Gross was released from Cuba as part of a prisoner swap.

FINALLY!

Will Bushmaster Lawsuit Reveal Sandy Hook Hoax?

The Holocaust and the Myth of the Past as History

For the Jews, the term “Holocaust” does not simply denote a single catastrophic era in history, but is a grim metaphor for the meaning of Jewish history. The “Holocaust” lies at the heart of the Jewish experience of time itself. One is either anxiously awaiting persecution, experiencing persecution, recovering from it, or living in a period that is a temporary reprieve from it … Thus the “reality” of the Holocaust is inextricably part of the myth in which it is woven — and for which myth it serves as further confirmatory evidence for the timeless Jewish theme that the world is in conspiracy to annihilate them, one way or another, at least eventually.

Disturbing Video: Man films US cops beating suspect, gets arrested

Police in Colorado have arrested a man who witnessed an officer brutally punching a suspect earlier this month.

Police union boss flips out over cartoon showing kids telling Santa, “Keep us safe from the police”

Enter Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby.

In a scathing letter yesterday . . . McNesby demanded an apology from the Bucks County Courier Times for the cartoon.

“Surprisingly, you have at least one reader of that excuse for a newspaper you run,” McNesby wrote. “The one reader forwarded a copy of your disgraceful and highly offensive ‘cartoon.’ . . .

“There is a special place in hell for you miserable parasites in the media who seek to exploit violence and hatred in order to sell advertisements.”

Venezuela’s Maduro: ‘US Knows Where It Can Stick Its Sanctions’

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro denounced U.S. sanctions on Monday and told a crowd of supporters in Caracas that the recent police killings in New York and Ferguson were a sign of an “imperialist police state.”

Sparking Maduro’s comments at the rally to mark the 15th anniversary of Venezuela’s constitution was legislation passed by Congress last week to impose new sanctions against the Latin American nation. The measure would freeze the assets of and ban visas for “persons responsible for violations of human rights of antigovernment protesters in Venezuela, to strengthen civil society in Venezuela, and for other purposes.”

Speaking in front of a banner that read “Respect Venezuela,” the leftist leader said that “insolent Yankees[…] already know where they need to put the sanctions.”

Are You Really Ready for the World to be Ruled by Bankers?

Believe it or not, Citigroup announced on Friday that it would move its headquarters from New York to the actual U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., in early 2015. Yes! They might as well had since they got everything they wanted.. Could you imagine Citi outbid JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to lease thirty thousand square feet of prime real estate on the floor of the House of Representatives.

This is just jumping off the cliff. Not only did these people grease enough palms to repeal Dodd Frank, they are now virtually leasing space right in the Capital Building and managed to increase the donation limitation from $32,400 to $324,000. They own Congress.

Asian consumers are not benefiting from cheaper oil to the same extent as in the U.S

Jewish World War I Hero Could Get Medal of Honor

Shemin-Roth believes her father was denied the highest honor because of anti-Semitism. “Now a wrong has been made right and all is forgiven,”
Note: That’s it more anti-Semitism again!

Jim Rogers on ruble: Russian central bank doing it right

Russia’s PM says emotions have been one of the main factors driving the rouble out of its comfort zone. It is now sliding a little after regaining some ground following Tuesday’s shocking falls. Financial commentator Jim Rogers believes panic is a crucial factor driving the rouble down, but overall he’s optimistic about Russia’s plan to tackle the problem without strict capital control.

Online news sites to be blacked out during next major catastrophic event?

According to what I’m hearing from several sources in my network of contacts, the U.S. government is putting systems in place to black out online news sites like Natural News, Drudge Report, The Blaze and many others. A practice run that took place earlier this week in California has already achieved this result and confirmed the technical ability to make it happen at will.

See Adding WRH to a local hosts file.

10 Facts That Prove “Sandy Hook Shooting” was a Hoax

The medical examiner claimed that the children were killed with the rifle. But the rifle was found in the truck of a Adam Lanza car. So who did all the shooting if the rifle was in the trunk of a car? and why would the medical examiner say that the children were killed with the rifle ?

Emily Parker’s dad was laughing and smiling right before he gave an official interview on CNN. Let me ask you a question if you lost a child would you be laughing and smiling 24 hours after the death of your loved one?

Who created the Emily Parker Fan page on Dec 14th just a few hours before the shooting. I just want to know what kind of a person makes a Facebook Fund Page while their child in in the school on a lock-down yet they still didn’t know the condition of their daughter? she was not even confirmed dead yet…. i smell BS

Russian Army, Airforce, Navy hold drills on border with Europe

U.S. Special Forces Conducts Urban Training in North Texas

If you think you’ve spotted low-flying black helicopters around Downtown Dallas in recent days, you likely have.

Twitter users reported seeing blacked-out helicopters flying in low, close formations with no lights.

Our partners at The Dallas Morning News checked and found out the helicopters were taking part in preparedness training for U.S. Special Forces Monday night.

Amnesty fight: Obama admin tells courts they’re powerless to stop executive order

The administration warned a federal judge Monday to stay out of the debate over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, saying decisions about whom to deport fall squarely within the executive’s job description, “which this court lacks authority to review.”

Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities

As Zero Hedge first reported today, shortly before noon one (and subsequently more) FX brokers advised clients that any existing Ruble positions would be forcibly closed out because “western banks have stopped pricing USDRUB”, over concerns of Russian capital controls.

Oberlin College Ask That Blacks Not Take Finals Because Of Racism

Humans Started Using Fire Habitually 350,000 Years Ago, Researchers Claim

Two years ago the team at UNESCO declared the cave to have “universal value” because of its documentation of human history dating back to half a million years. The site allowed researchers to precisely document how the use of fire by humans evolved over a lengthy period of time.

Researchers examined the caves sediment layers and found that most flints were not burned in layers that were older than 350,000 years old. The flints, characterized by cracking, red or black coloration began regularly showing up 350,000 years ago. The group found small round depressions where fragments called pot lids flaked off the stone, indicating exposure to fire.

Obama Admits He Banned Only “Some” Of CIA’s Torture Techniques By Jeffrey Kaye

snip: The failure to take on the entire torture apparatus is one reason accountability for U.S. torture cannot get sufficient traction. The argument remains shackled by what the Establishment deems reasonable dialogue about torture. So one can criticize the embrace of euphemism to describe torture, or argue why waterboarding is torture, or shout loudly why the redacted portion of the SSCI’s Executive Summary of their years-long investigation should be released, but evidently it is not reasonable, that is, establishment-sanctioned via the New York Times or other media or political authority, to bring up torture beyond the terms already established.

ISIS’ Bloody Footprints Lead From NATO Territory

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

It was reported recently that Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplies, flowing into Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).

Turkey, a NATO member since 1952, has played a pivotal role in the destabilization and destruction of neighboring Syria. Since 2011, Turkey has allowed its territory to be used as a transit and staging point for sectarian terrorists flowing from around the world and into Syria in what could be described as a de facto NATO invasion by proxy…

Cuba & US exchange prisoners, Obama to announce major changes in Cuban policy

Cuba has exchanged American citizen Alan Gross for three Cubans jailed in the United States. The prisoner swap is set to be the first step in a major overhaul of US-Cuba relations.

US officials said Gross was transported on a government plane Wednesday morning after being released on humanitarian grounds, which followed a request from the White House. Gross, who had been imprisoned for five years, was viewed as a stumbling block towards improving relations between Havana and Washington.

Cuban President Raul Castro is set to address his nation about relations with the United States at 1700 GMT on Wednesday, Reuters cites Cuban state television as saying.

Britain’s MoD uses torture systematically

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to shake off allegations of systematic abuse at any cost, as hard evidence corroborates the British Army’s use of torture techniques.

Teen marijuana use falls as more states legalize

New voting machines finally on horizon

In an era that increasingly relies on paperless technology, Maryland is about to revert to using old-fashioned pen and paper to elect its leaders..

The Board of Public Works is expected to approve a $28 million contract Wednesday to replace Maryland’s touch-screen voting system with machines that scan paper ballots, which voters will mark with a pen or pencil.

Tonight in Moscow shops – people convert roubles into goods. Pics from bloggers.

Euro Crisis Deepens

James Hall
Activist Post

The alarm warnings are going off in Europe. International markets under pressure, global tensions rising and the financial system stressed to the point of breaking. Europe is ready for a relapse. It may be a very cold winter without Russian gas. Yet the technocrats in Brussels just go on their merry way in dictating the future to the vastly different societies and economies that make up the EU block…

Zabludowicz Foundation Boycotted Over Arms Dealing Connection

The online magazine Mute is “hosting” a call for the boycott of the Zabludowicz Foundation, set up by London tycoon Poju Zabludowicz and his wife Anita.

According to Mute, the document was initially published in the wake of the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, which killed over 2,000 Gazans and over 70 Israelis. It also caused the displacement of an estimated half-million Gaza Strip inhabitants.

OPEC Has Started A Price War, U.S. Shale-Oil Stocks Getting Crushed, Strong Us Dollar Hurting Corporate Profits

The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users

For more than a decade, a powerful app called Metasploit has been the most important tool in the hacking world: An open-source Swiss Army knife of hacks that puts the latest exploits in the hands of anyone who’s interested, from random criminals to the thousands of security professionals who rely on the app to scour client networks for holes.

Now Metasploit has a new and surprising fan: the FBI. WIRED has learned that FBI agents relied on Flash code from an abandoned Metasploit side project called the “Decloaking Engine” to stage its first known effort to successfully identify a multitude of suspects hiding behind the Tor anonymity network.

Worldwide Game of Thrones

The truth is that the crisis the US is drumming up is designed to cripple several economies at once, of which Russia is just one. Moreover, Russia is not as helpless as the Guardian and others want to make it appear. Russia could impose its own capital controls, among other real economic measures, that could send the whole world’s paper wealth into a tailspin.

The US government knows this but doesn’t care about the tens of millions of extras whose life savings (and livelihoods) will be wiped out in this game of thrones. Instead, behind the scenes, Congress has quietly and steadily increased the pressure, creating the economic conditions for a perfect storm in Russia (and the world) and the legal framework to bring Ukraine fully into the fold of hegemony.

“Questionable Police Conduct”: Report Examines Alleged NYPD Gun Planting, Judges’ Distrust Of Police

A New York Times investigation of three individuals arrested on gun charges by the NYPD has shed light on several similarities involving anonymous informants and some of the same arresting officers in each case.

The Times’ report on the three men- Eugene Moore, John Hooper, and Jeffrey Herring- is part of an outline that questions the methods of one group of police: “Taken individually, the cases seem to be routine examples of differences between the police account of an arrest and that of the person arrested.

Geneva Conventions invoke rights of Palestinians

The international community delivered a stinging rebuke to Israel’s settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying Wednesday the practice violates its responsibilities as an occupying power.

A declaration adopted by consensus among 126 of the 196 parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention insists that international humanitarian law must be followed in areas affected by the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel’s response will be a new attack on Gaza.

Treasury Department seeks survival kits to prepare employees at every major bank for coming collapse

The Treasury Department is looking to buy survival kits for all of its employees who are proprietors of the federal banking system, according to a new government solicitation posted online.

As reported by The Washington Free Beacon (FB), the emergency goods and supplies are for every employee at the Office of the Comptroller and Currency — the OCC — which is in charge of conducting on-site reviews and audits of banks around the nation.

According to the solicitation, each survival kit contains everything from water purification tablets to solar blankets. And the government is willing to spend up to $200,000 on the kits, the solicitation says [which can be viewed here in PDF format: FreeBeacon.com].

Russia Contagion Spreads To European Banks : French SocGen, Austrian Raiffeisen Plummet

We recently noted the rise of counterparty risks in the financial system due to oil prices dropping (and leveraged derivative exposures) but as the Russia situation has deteriorated so dramatically this week, a renewed focus on bank exposures has sent stocks reeling (and credit risk soaring) among many European (and US) banks.

Only because those American and European banks were already in a fragile state … but let’s blame Russia for the mess, shall we?

Did CIA torture violate Nuremberg ban on human experimentation?

CIA health professionals may have committed war crimes by collecting and analyzing data on brutally interrogated detainees in potential violation of U.S. and international bans on research on human subjects without their consent, a human rights organization said Tuesday.

Blair Whitewash? Ex-PM Prepared To Face CIA Torture Inquiry Into UK Complicity

Tony Blair will face an inquiry into British complicity in the CIA’s torture of terror suspects. The former prime minister’s decision came to light following Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement that the probe would not be judge-led.

Stocks Bounce But Credit & Crude Continue Slide

Hope abounds once again this morning. Stocks are up (albeit off their overnight highs) thanks to AUDJPY and the Ruble is ‘stabilizing’. However, the two crucial factors for recent volatility – crude prices and credit spreads – continue to slump. WTI crude is back below $55 (trading as low as $54.60 this morning) and HY credit spreads have pushed back to their wides around 406bps (disagreeing with stocks modest bounce).

Washington Post Calls Obama’s ISIS “JV Team” Spin One Of The Top Lies Of 2014

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah to Step Down

fter nearly five years of heading the United States Agency for International Development, one of the Obama administration’s most charismatic and well-liked bureaucrats is leaving his job next month, Foreign Policy has learned.

Charges dropped in Mrs. Lady’s cash seizure case

Attorneys from Arlington, Virginia say “the most contentious civil forfeiture fight in the nation” is nearing an end.

Federal prosecutors are dropping an effort to seize nearly $33,000 from Carole Hinders, who operated Mrs. Lady’s Mexican Food restaurant in Arnolds Park for 38 years. The New York Times reports the IRS became suspicious of Hinders because of a pattern of cash deposits of less than $10,000. The law pertaining to cash deposits is designed to catch drug dealers, terrorists and money launderers.

Joint Israel-U.S. missile test fails

JERUSALEM — A senior Israeli Defense Ministry official says an exercise meant to test an advanced missile defense system developed with the U.S. has failed.

The official said a missile was launched from the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday to test the first live interception by the Arrow 3.

The system locked and was not deployed, he said anonymously according to protocol.

IMF Now Ready To Slam The Door On The U.S. And The Dollar

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

As I write this, the news is saturated with stories of a hostage situation possibly involving Islamic militants in Sydney, Australia. Like many, I am concerned about the shockwave such an event will create through our sociopolitical structures. However, while most of the world will be distracted by the outcome of this crisis (for good or bad) for at least the week, I find I must concern myself with a far more important and dangerous situation…

NEW BANKING ORDER: SINGLE OVERARCHING EUROPEAN BANKING AUTHORITY SET FOR LAUNCH

The Single European Mechanism (SRM) will be launched over the next three months, with the aim of rescuing or winding up stricken banks with minimal recourse to taxpayers’ money. The SRM will consist of a board and a fund, and will cover banks overseen by the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) which became operational last month, and represents a concluding part of the new Banking Union.

Former AP Reporter: Media Does Not “Tolerate the Truth” About Israel

In a profile published today of former Associated Press (AP) reporter Mark Lavie, the veteran journalist admitted that the “‘The Media’s’ response to Israel does not tolerate the truth if it is good.”

Now retired after a 40-year career at NPR, NBC, the CBC and the AP, Lavie has become a critic of reporting generally and reporting on the Middle East specifically. As far as the state of journalism, Lavie says he didn’t leave the field, rather “it left me.”

SILENCED Official Trailer 2014

Sony hit with class action suit over hacked employee info

On Monday, attorneys representing two former Sony workers filed paperwork in United States District Court for the Central District of California asking that a jury be assembled to weigh in on what could become a class action lawsuit between upwards of 15,000 current and past employees and the major motion picture company over the massive security breach suffered earlier this month.

According to the class action complaint, Sony should have been better prepared to protect against the hackers who recently pilfered troves of company data, especially in light of similar lapses suffered by the company in years past.

Commodity Trading Giant Exits Physical Gold Due To “Lack Of Physical With A Documented Origin”

But the biggest surprise in this story was the reason why Gunvor chose to discontinues its gold trading. Per Bloomberg, “executives decided to abandon the precious metals trading business partly because of difficulties in finding steady supplies of gold where the origin could be well documented, one of the people said.”

And while we would certainly love to learn more about this problem of “undocumented” physical gold, just like that we have the most definitive confirmation yet that the story surrounding China’s rehypothecated commodities scandal in the port of Qingdao which as previously reported included copper and aluminum and which mysteriously disappeared just as abruptly as it first appeared, not only also involved the precious yellow metal but never really went away, and instead what appears to have happened is that “robosigned” physical gold – or gold whose ownership traders are unable to validate – has now flooded into the global trading infrastructure.

Note the China-bashing without any mention of the problems nations are having getting their gold back from the New York Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the Bank of China!

President Obama’s Joke Calling Troops ‘Santa in Fatigues’ Silences Audience

President Obama was met with complete silence when attempting to make a joke in front of a group of U.S. soldiers. The response only kicked up a notch when he mentioned the C-130 military aircraft, and even then it was barely lukewarm.

- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/president-obamas-joke-calling-troops-sa…

‘ISRAEL MIGHT BE FORCED TO ATTACK GAZA AGAIN': ISRAEL’S DEFENSE MINISTER

JERUSALEM — The Israeli army might be forced to attack Gaza again, said the Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday, according to the army’s radio channel.

Ya’alon came together with the Israeli soldiers and told them that they need to be ready for another war in Gaza anytime, the Israeli news radio reported. Ya’alon reportedly said, “The army might be forced to attack Gaza with all its power.”

Your all-electric car may not be so green: Researchers say electricity generated by coal plants can cause MORE pollution than simply using gasoline

‘A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean … are not better than gasoline.’

Threatened New York Times journalist ordered to appear in court – report

A federal judge has ordered New York Times reporter James Risen to appear in court to answer questions about his book on CIA efforts to subvert Iran’s nuclear program. Risen has long resisted government threats over his refusal to reveal a book source.

According to an anonymous US official cited by CBS, prosecutors will ask Risen about his 2006 book, “State of War,” as well as two New York Times articles in late 2001 and early 2002.

“They will ask him to confirm that both the book and articles are accurate, as far as he knows,” CBS reported.

The Tuesday order comes days after the US Department of Justice decided not to force Risen to reveal an intelligence community source in “State of War.” Risen had been told repeatedly by the US government that he would have to offer evidence about who gave him the information, but he has refused to officially provide the name of his source, saying that it would be a breach of his civil liberties and press freedom.

Russia Completely Jammed The U.S. Navy In The Black Sea And Could Have Subsequently Blown Them Away! [Validated]

As the Russian jet approached the US vessel, the electronic device disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the US destroyer. In other words, the all-powerful Aegis system, now hooked up – or about to be – with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships was shut down, as turning off the TV set with the remote control.

The Russian Su-24 then simulated a missile attack against the USS Donald Cook, which was left literally deaf and blind. As if carrying out a training exercise, the Russian aircraft – unarmed – repeated the same maneuver 12 times before flying away.

After that, the 4th generation destroyer immediately set sail towards a port in Romania.

Pentagon confirms military buildup along Russian borders for ‘peace and stability’

The Pentagon has confirmed the military buildup along Russia’s borders to ensure long-term “peace and stability” in the region. Earlier Moscow accused NATO of a sharp increase in air activity and intelligence flights in the border zone.

Replying to RIA Novosti’s query on the increased number of NATO flights around Russia’s borders, a Pentagon representative told the news agency that the military presence of the alliance has increased, but all operations are carried out under utmost “transparency.”

The current efforts of the US European Command, the Pentagon official said, are in line with Operation Atlantic Resolve and demonstrate American “commitment to the collective security of NATO, the long-term peace and stability in the region”, particularly in the light of Russian “interference” in Ukraine.

Spokane County Sheriff has one of his deputies saying the department’s new military surplus MRAP is needed for dealing with “Constitutionalists”

Family of John Crawford files wrongful death suit against police, Walmart

The family of John Crawford filed a federal lawsuit claiming Ohio police officers and Walmart were negligent in his death. A grand jury failed to indict the officers involved, but video footage appeared to contradict the police’s version of events.

In the suit, the family’s lawyer argues the Beavercreek Walmart was at fault for allowing the Crosman MK-177, which resembles an AR-15 rifle, to be left unlocked on a shelf for two days. That mistake led John Crawford III, 22 years old, to pick up the gun on August 5 and walk around the store freely — an act that led to the tragic killing of the father of two young children when a shopper made a 9/11 call to which police responded.

Paul Craig Roberts – US Government Most Corrupt on Earth

Big food corporations committing massive organic fraud – investigation

Expected to reach an estimated $35 billion in profits this year, the organic market has become attractive to food companies on all sides of the spectrum, opening up the door for potential abuses.

Under-the-table financial contributions to politicians in Washington have allowed Big Food companies to hijack the organic industry by selling products blatantly in violation of strict organic standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA fails to prosecute violators due to giant corporations’ lobbyists pressuring the agency to “favor their preferred industrial model of food production,” according to Mark Kastel, the Senior Farm Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute.

Bloomberg Foresees Russia’s Demise?

Bloomberg was in full cry last night regarding a failing Russian economy. We’ve never seen anything like it on Bloomberg: The front page of the website carried a box on the top left hand corner filled with blaring stories.

The Collapse of Putin’s Economic System
U.S.-China Economic Role Reversal Roils Emerging Markets
Russian Crisis Hits Pimco Fund Wipes Out Options as Ruble Sinks
Apple Stops Online Sales in Russia Over Ruble Fluctuation
Is the Russian Collapse Wrecking Your 401(k)?
Rate Jump Fails to Stop the Ruble Crash
Russian Stocks Drop 12 Percent
View: Russia’s Problems Are Everyone’s Problems

Of course, corporate media has been telling us that Iran and North Korea’s economies are on the verge of collapse for the last twenty years and it hasn’t happened yet.

This economic turmoil was started with the US-backed overthrow in Kiev last January, and accelerated by the US sanctions, and now that everything is about to implode, the rush is on to convince the world that this is all somehow Russia’s fault!

How did a plumber’s pick-up truck from Texas end up carrying an anti-aircraft gun for Islamic fighters on the front lines of Syria?

Mark Oberholtzer isn’t an Islamic fighter in Syria. He’s never been to Syria. And the plumber from Texas City, Texas, says he certainly would never willingly aid fundamentalist rebels. So it’s hard for him to understand how his Ford F-250 pickup truck – including his logo for Mark-1 Plumbing and his phone number – wound up in a propaganda picture sent out by the extremist Ansar al-Deen Front from the front lines of the war in Syria.

What’s Behind the Riots? A Federal Police Force: “Everything else has been nationalized, so why not the police?”

Draghi now has all the ammunition he needs for QE. Implementation still a problem.

Family Catches Christmas Burglars, Holds Them at Gunpoint in Middle of TV Interview

They are terrified of the consequences: man who waterboarded 9/11 mastermind slams CIA interrogation report

The man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the so-called mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, told Megyn Kelly on Tuesday that the CIA’s program of using enhanced interrogation techniques did not amount to torture, despite recent accusations in a Senate-issued report.

“If it was torture, I would be in jail,” James Mitchell said on “The Kelly File.” “This thing was investigated over and over. I was told by the highest law enforcement agency in the land that we were going to walk right up to the edge of the law, and that all of the things we had included in that list were legal.”

Cold War comeback: U.S.-Russia locked in high-stakes submarine drone race

The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Command’s recent announcement that it has successfully completed tests on its GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle prompted an immediate rebuttal from Russia: They, too, are close to unmanned submarine drones.

Bosnia to join EU? Brussels backs UK-German reform road map

European Union foreign ministers agreed to give the green light to a UK-German plan to revive Bosnia’s bid to join the 28-member bloc.

The troubled Balkan country, which has a fragile, stagnant economy riven with corruption, launched its bid to join the EU in 2010.

New Russian sanctions bill to be signed by end of week – White House

A new bill imposing further sanctions on Russia is to be signed by US President Barack Obama by the end of the week, a White House spokesman told a news briefing Tuesday.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that Obama is expected to sign new legislation this week despite preliminary concerns about its content. “I would anticipate that it would get done before the end of the week,” he said.

‘Human microwave’: China’s controversial ray gun inflicts unbearable pain

China has presented Poly WB-1, a non-lethal ray gun that can be used for crowd dispersal, by making its targets feel like their skin is on fire. The US version of the weapon was shelved due to practical difficulties and the potential public backlash.

Landmark Petition Submitted to Parliament Could Launch Canadian 9/11 Investigation

An historic milestone in the 9/11 Truth Movement has been achieved by a dedicated group of activists in Ottawa, Ontario, with the presentation of a petition in the House of Commons requesting a “parliamentary review of the omissions and inconsistencies in the official United States of America 9/11 Commission Report.”

This is not the first time that Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has published news on the three-year effort to present this petition to the Canadian government. Back in February 2012, we reported that the petition for a parliamentary review of the destruction of the three WTC skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, had been given to members of Parliament in the hope that they would formally present the petition in the House of Commons. However, officials were not yet ready to tackle the numerous unanswered questions about 9/11. Again, in March 2013, we reported that a renewed effort to have the petition read in the House of Commons was impeded by Ottawa MP and foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar, because he “did not agree with it.” Still not ready.

A major development finally unfolded on December 3, 2014 when a Member of Parliament rose in the House of Commons “to present a petition, from petitioners in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and particularly in the Ottawa area, calling on the government of Canada to conduct a parliamentary review into the events that occurred in the United States on September 11.”

Sony Hackers Threaten 911 Attack On Movie Theaters

A threatening message from the Guardians of Peace, the group responsible for hacking into and releasing more than a terabyte of Sony’s internal data so far, is alleging an attack on movie theaters that plan to screen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s movie “The Interview.”

“The world will be full of fear,” the message, first reported by BuzzFeed, reads. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.).”

Which theater will show what movie isn’t usually available until just days before a release. However, the Interview, a movie about an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is scheduled for a wide release this Christmas. This threat could affect thousands of theaters across the U.S.

And where is the mighty NSA in all this? We have this huge spy system that cost billions of dollars, has violated the Fourth Amendment, which said spying along with torture has destroyed the reputation of the United States around the world, and for the last year that SONY knew they had an intrusion have been unable to find these hackers!

Here we are being told there is an actual threat of terror; the very reason we were told we had to accept the NSA peeking at our wives and daughters through our webcams, and the NSA has come up short.

Or maybe the NSA are the hackers, so they can say, “See? You NEED us!” after some patsy gets framed for the hack down the road!

VIRTUAL 9-11: Will the US & Israel Hack The US Banking System Computers and Falsely Blame It On Iran (or Syria or Russia or China)?

Such a cyber false-flag also gives the US Government the excuse to take total control of the internet so that those pesky truth-seeking bloggers don’t give the slaves uppity ideas that this is just another war-starting hoax like the attack on the USS Liberty or 9-11 or the Boston bombing.

Reposted in light of the claim that the SONY Hackers are planning to bomb movie theaters now.

How U.S. Torture Led to the Rise of ISIS

Cops illegally nailed webcam to utility pole for 6 weeks to spy on house

A federal judge on Monday tossed evidence that was gathered by a webcam—turned on for six weeks—that the authorities nailed to a utility pole 100 yards from a suspected drug dealer’s rural Washington state house.

The Justice Department contended that the webcam, with pan-and-zoom capabilities that were operated from afar—was no different from a police officer’s observation from the public right-of-way.

Russell Brand’s take on Australia’s recent attack.

BEWARE: Putin The Wounded Animal

Ruble down 50%, good buying opportunity?

AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED DURING RAIDS TODAY IN SPAIN FOR BEING PART OF SO-CALLED “ANARCHIST TERROR ORGANIZATION”

On orders from the Spanish National Court, in an operation ordered by Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez, the agents have raided the Kasa de la Muntanya, the historic house which this year celebrates twenty five years of activity. They busted the main entrance of the house to gain access while a police helicopter with spotlights was above the building. The twenty inhabitants of the house were able to gather in the gym while police accessed the building. At the time of the police raid, the building had two children aged five and six years. The Mossos separated one of the minors from his father on the ground floor.

Layoffs begin today at The New York Times

Job cuts at the New York Times will exceed the stated goal of 100 newsroom positions eliminated, the Newspaper Guild of New York said yesterday in a memo to union members.

The Deceptions of the Six Day War

Oy Vey, Officer! Happy Hanukkah from LAPD: Menorah Lighting Ceremony At LAPD Headquarters

flashback: MIT to Pay Victims $1.85 Million in Fernald Radiation Settlement

Wednesday, January 7, 1998
MIT and Quaker Oats Co. agreed last week to pay $1.85 million to children at the Walter E. Fernald State School who were subjects of nutrition studies during the 1940s and 1950s as part of an out of court settlement. The students were fed breakfast cereals laced with minute amounts of radioactive iron and calcium tracers. Children were encouraged to take part in the testing with promises of gifts or trips to Red Sox games.

Fernald had been officially designated as a school for retarded children, although some of the residents at the time of the experiment were not retarded.

Following the declassification of federal records on post-war radiation experiments in 1993, a state task force investigating postwar radiation experiments throughout Massachusetts found children at Fernald were used in experiments without the informed consent of parents. A class action suit against MIT and Quaker Oats was filed by former students in December 1995.

(*Torture in the United States is nothing new .)

Jim Grant – It’s Raining Currencies The World Over – What To Expect From Fed Tomorrow?

Banks loosen lending standards to levels seen before financial crisis

The largest U.S. banks, such as Wells Fargo, have continued to erode standards for some of the riskiest lending, a sign that weak underwriting is returning to levels seen before the 2008 financial crisis.

CONGRESSMAN: BOEHNER TRICKED ME INTO VOTING!

For a member of Congress to accuse his party leaders of lying to him, and for their aides to return the favor, is about as rare as the drama that surrounded last week’s procedural vote — a vote that led to the passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill.

Hawaii officials: Lava on course to hit shopping center with gas station in 7 to 10 days

There’s still a great deal of uncertainty about when the lava might reach the center and what it could hit. The lava could smother one structure in the complex or cover them all, he said.

Whitewashing a murder…

Moments before he was murdered and standing in the middle of a group of Israeli soldiers, the minister spoke live to TV reporters,

“‘This is an occupying terrorising army… we came here to plant trees. We are peaceful. No one was violent, yet we were attacked brutally by this terrorist army.’

Who’s Winning the Battle Over Gun Rights?

Despite the millions spent by anti-gun advocates to promote gun control, more and more Americans are now embracing their gun rights.

International Court OK’s Trial of Auschwitz Guard for Early 2015

A German court says a 93-year-old man charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp will go on trial early next year.

MSM are too myopic to realize a Russian collapse will just be a first domino in a worldwide conflagration.

Are America and European Democracies in Decline?

Torture thought experiment

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“Government lie; bankers lie; even auditors sometimes lie; gold tells the truth.” – Lord Rees Mogg

Israel is occupied Palestine

Those of us who care and indeed struggle for justice in Palestine would do well not to fall for the old colonial tricks. Rather we should demand recognition that Israel is occupied Palestine, that all Israeli towns and cities are illegal settlements, and that it is time to free Palestine and its people from the illegitimate colonialist regime known as Israel.

Harry Dent: “These falling oil prices trigger these fracking firms. They have 20% of the junk bond high-yield debt in the United States, and that’s all it takes to trigger another financial crisis…”

The Curse Of Keynesian Dogma: Japan’s Lemmings March Toward The Cliff Chanting “Abenomics”

Cop Was Not Fired Despite 75 Counts of Stalking and Harassment — Now He Just Shot a Mother and Her Daughter

A mother and her daughter have been gunned down in a deadly shooting incident that happened Monday night in Glenolden.

Valerie Morrow, the mother, has been pronounced dead. Her daughter suffered bullet wounds but is now recovering.

The shooter has been identified as Officer Stephen Rozniakowski, according to a report by NBC 10.

Officer Rozniakowski was an employee of the Colwyn Borough Police Department.

Monsanto Losing Millions, Public Wants GMO Labeling

Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk appealed to the European Union for urgent financial aid on Monday, saying the government was doing all it could to fix a shattered economy but needed help.

Russia’s next financial option may be ‘nuclear’

The Russian Central Bank has seemingly lost control of the ruble, which lost more than 20% in just hours on Tuesday. Currency interventions and interest rates both have failed to save the ruble. The next major step could be limiting the cash flow.

James Elmer Mitchell, psychologist and former member of the USAF: After retirement from the military, received a contract from the CIA to create a program of torture techniques to be used on CIA detainees. His company earned US$81 million for their work

Eric “You Have No Privacy Get Over It” Schmidt says Store Your Data on Our Servers

The news of surveillance by the NSA and intelligence agency counterparts at allied nations has damaged the U.S. tech industry on “many levels,” with many Europeans now distrusting U.S. tech companies to hold on to their personal data, Schmidt said Friday at a surveillance conference at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank.

“Mass sterilization”: Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine

According to LifeSiteNews, a Catholic publication, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association is charging UNICEF and WHO with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus vaccination program sponsored by the Kenyan government.

Ron Paul: Gold is insurance against geopolitical problems and the dollar

The College Industrial Complex Does Not Want You To Read This

A college education used to be considered the great equalizer in which a young adult from any social class could close the future income gap regardless of the social class of origin. Unfortunately, a college education is becoming a governmental form of oppression. Step on to almost any college campus today and you will witness the beginning of the creation of generational debt slaves.

Black Newspaper Says What About Black On Black Crimes

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Remember You Can’t Live In a Monument!

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Latest News 17 December 2014

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

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“I implore you to recognize the Church as a lady and in the name of the Pope take the King as lord of this land and obey his mandates. If you do not do it, I tell you that with the help of God I will enter powerfully against you all. I will make war everywhere and every way that I can. I will take your women and children and make them slaves…The deaths and injuries you will receive from here on will be your own fault and not that of his majesty nor of the gentlemen that accompany me. –“The Requirement”, read by Spaniards (in Latin) to native tribes they encountered in the New World

 

 

 

The German people have had it with Merkel.

They don’t agree with sanctions against Russia and they against her support of Nazis in Ukraine

 

 

 

Former Ukrainian Parliamentarian Exposes Kiev Ruthlessness

US installed fascist putschists run Ukraine. Illegitimate. Brutal. Lawless. Ruthless. Obama’s new friends.

A rogue’s gallery of societal misfits. Neo-Nazi thugs. Racists. Anti-Semites. Making Mafia bosses look saintly by comparison.

For the first time since WW II, overt fascists have real power in Europe’s heartland. Taking full advantage destructively.

 

 

 

Wall Street promises a big boost to US GDP. What have these folks been smoking?

 

 

 

Killed By Police 2014

Corporate news reports of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method.

Inclusion implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The post merely documents the occurrence of a death.

Readers and members were calling for a database of police killings. As it turns out, there is already one in existence.

 

 

 

L.A. Mayor Announces Bodycams Will Be Deployed Across LAPD

LA is taking the steps to lead nation in establishing trust between community and police with deployment of bodycams. The real measure of good policing is the presence of justice bbb In a series of tweets, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that the LAPD will use bodycams departmentwide. The Mayor’s office tweeted: “For last year @LAPDHQ has been field testing bodycams. Today we’re announcing cameras will be deployed across department. LA is taking the steps to lead nation in establishing trust between community and police with deployment of bodycams. The real measure of good policing is the presence of justice. That’s what builds trust… Connecting community & police is essential to public safety.. Mayor Eric Garcetti announces new policy of on-person cameras for police officers.”

 

 

 

Germany to spend 115 million Euros on Israel warships deal

Germany will spend up to 115 million Euros on the construction of four warships worth 1 billion Euros that Israel plans to purchase, the German Bild am Sonntag newspaper revealed on Sunday.

 

 

 

Fed Will Implement QE4 in Early 2016: Rickards

 

 

 

Police Investigate ‘Several’ Swastikas Painted on Tufts Campus Building

Police are investigating “several” swastikas painted on the south side of a Tufts University campus building Saturday morning.

 

 

 

The USA signed and ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture, which reads, in part: “No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invo

 

 

 

Sony leaks reveal Hollywood is trying to break DNS, the backbone of the internet

Most anti-piracy tools take one of two paths: they either target the server that’s sharing the files (pulling videos off YouTube or taking down sites like The Pirate Bay) or they make it harder to find (delisting offshore sites that share infringing content). But leaked documents reveal a frightening line of attack that’s currently being considered by the MPAA: What if you simply erased any record that the site was there in the first place?

To do that, the MPAA’s lawyers would target the Domain Name System (DNS) that directs traffic across the internet. The tactic was first proposed as part of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in 2011, but three years after the law failed in Congress, the MPAA has been looking for legal justification for the practice in existing law and working with ISPs like Comcast to examine how a system might work technically.

IS THE TULIP ABOUT TO BECOME THE US’ NATIONAL FLOWER?

In the early 1600s, as the global economy moved from “production for consumption” into “production for profit”, Dutch trading and business had become so efficient that merchants were finding themselves contracting for products that did not yet exist. The Dutch called it “Trading on the wind”, a reference to the Dutch trading ships that sailed the Atlantic.

In 1636, increasing demand for newly created varieties of tulips set off a speculative cycle of ever higher prices. Tulip bulbs were bought and sold unseen. Huge fortunes (on paper) were created seemingly overnight.

Then, in 1637, the market crashed. People were ruined. The entire Dutch credit system was almost destroyed and the effects of the crash were felt across Europe.

 

 

 

Citigroup closing 13 of its 21 Phila. region branches

Citigroup, which entered the Philadelphia market with a bang six years ago, said it will be closing 13 of its 21 branches here, with 90 positions being lost. The closings include virtually all of its suburban locations, which is part of a global strategy to focus on an urban physical footprint, spokeswoman Catherine Pulley said during an interview Friday.

 

 

 

Hundreds of police killings go unreported

According to a Wall Street Journal report, national statistics provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation do not report 25 percent or more of police killings in the US.

The newspaper analyzed data from 105 of the largest police agencies in the country and compared the figures to the official statistics of the FBI. More than 550 killings between 2007 and 2012 were not part of the FBI totals.

 

 

 

Man pulled over at gunpoint in front of his house while trying to get to his wife in labor

His finger was on the trigger

 

 

 

Russia Contagion Spreads To European Banks : French SocGen, Austrian Raiffeisen Plummet

We recently noted the rise of counterparty risks in the financial system due to oil prices dropping (and leveraged derivative exposures) but as the Russia situation has deteriorated so dramatically this week, a renewed focus on bank exposures has sent stocks reeling (and credit risk soaring) among many European (and US) banks.

Oh yes, let’s blame it all on Russia! Let us forget that this whole mess was started when the US and Saudi Arabia decided to flood the oil market to drive prices down, to harm Russia’s economy, and in the process, slammed the economies of every other oil-producing nation on Earth, as well as commodity traders dealing with oil. So, as it all unravels, let’s put the blame on Russia!

New World Systems: Police are spying on social media and assessing your ‘threat rating’

 

 

 

Is the U.S. Government incapable of breaking free from the domination of its Zionist masters?

The US Congress passed the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 at the beginning of December.

As is made clear in the article by Clovis Maksoud, former Arab League ambassador to the United States, transmitted here, at a time when European states are, hesitantly, moving toward holding Israel accountable for its crimes and taking meaningful action to end the occupation, the United States is, defiantly, moving in the opposite direction, confirming its national subservience to Israel and its continuing support (in its acts if not its rhetoric) for perpetual occupation.

 

 

 

Karma, Ukraine Style – Shell Hits Ukrainian Soldier As He Argues for Killing Civilians

A Ukrainian solider tells his fellow soliders that there are no peaceful civilians in Donetsk and that everyone there is a collaborator with the enemy. Within seconds of this utterance, which was ironically spoken in the Russian language, he gets hit by an artillery shell.

 

 

 

Bush v. Clinton In 2016? New World Order Dream Matchup Being Touted As ‘Inevitable’

The next presidential election is still nearly two years away, and yet the mainstream media is already telling Americans who they are supposed to vote for.

 

 

 

Iran Nuclear Talks à la Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

Soon after the Iran nuclear talks were recently extended for another seven months (beyond the November 22, 2014 deadline), President Rouhani spoke with the Iranian people in a televised address in which he sought to portray the inconclusive negotiations as a diplomatic victory for Iran, as an indication that his team of negotiators “stood their ground” in the face of excessive demands by the US and its allies.

 

 

 

The Crisis of Credit – Understanding what happened in 2008 and what will happen again soon (but worse!)

 

 

 

The Future Of Media Is About Freedom and Independence

 

 

 

Gold Surge from Switzerland Raises Black Money Fears

Berne, Switzerland: Amid concerns that the bullion trade is being used to bring back black money from Swiss banks, data showed gold exports from Switzerland are fast approaching the Rs. 1 trillion (nearly $16 billion) mark this year.

Swiss gold exports to India stood at over 2.8 billion Swiss francs ($2.9 billion) in October, up from about 2.2 billion Swiss francs in the previous month, according to the Swiss Customs Administration.

 

 

 

Terrorist armies can’t exist without state sponsorship – terror economist

 

 

 

17-Year-Old Trading Genius Who “Made ” $72 Million Actually Just “Made It All Up”

Tyler Durden: Yesterday, when we skeptically mocked the NY Mag’s Jessica Pressler coverage of Mohammed Islam, the 17-year-old wunderkind who “allegedly” made $72 million in the market by trading penny stocks, we covered the salient lies and told readers to “feel free to click on the NY Mag’s story about the young “multi-millionaire” – after all that was the whole point.”

Sure enough, in the finest tradition of the New Republic’s Stephen Glass, the entire article was nothing more than one epic big clickbait fest.

Oh, did we mention: completely fabricated clickbait.

 

 

 

Russia Pivots to Eurasia for Trade and Military Alliances

The United States’ renewed cold war policy to isolate Russia is dividing Europe and changing the orbit for China and Asia.

 

 

 

Who Gets Citgo’s Assets If Venezuela Defaults?

Venezuela’s bondholders have long held that if the South American country ever defaulted, they’d be able to seize its refineries and almost 6,000 gas stations in the U.S.

 

 

 

How Vladimir Putin Upset NATO’s Strategy

Russia is reacting to the economic war which NATO is waging against her in the way she would have reacted in a conventional war. She allowed herself to be hit by unilateral “sanctions” in order to better lead the opponent to a battleground of her own choosing. Simultaneously, she has signed agreements with China to safeguard her future and with Turkey to disrupt NATO. As long ago, against France or Germany, her initial defeat could be the guarantee of her victory in the end.

 

 

 

ISIS—the New Israel

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is our Frankenstein. The United States after a decade of war in Iraq pieced together its body parts. We jolted it into life. We bathed it in blood and trauma. And we gave it its intelligence. Its dark and vicious heart of vengeance and war is our heart. It kills as we kill. It tortures as we torture. It carries out conquest as we carry out conquest. It is building a state driven by hatred for American occupation, a product of the death, horror and destruction we visited on the Middle East. ISIS now controls an area the size of Texas. It is erasing the borders established by French and British colonial powers through the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement. There is little we can do to stop it.

 

 

 

Unapproved GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release NOW

Are you aware that genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide? Right after GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. Now, the Florida Keys are in danger of facing a similar fate. The mosquitoes haven’t even been officially approved, but Oxitec, the British company who created the mosquitoes, has already shipped them to Florida. The only hope is a very vocal grassroots effort to tell the Governor of Florida that these mosquitoes will ruin tourism and possibly turn the natural ecosystem there on its head.

 

 

 

US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN

Jonathan Cook says while Europe is becoming increasingly disenchanted with Israel, as shown by the growing recognitions of Palestine, US policy towards Israel is paralysed by fear of upsetting the Zionist lobby.

 

 

 

The World In Crisis Mode? China, Japan & Russia Dump US Treasurys, Foreigners Sell Most US Stocks Since 2007, Many EU Country’s Asking For There Gold Back All Of A Sudden

 

 

 

FLASHBACK MAY – Fox News – CIA created Al Qaeda and Taliban

America’s Ironic Sanctioning of Venezuela

Irony is the difference between what is expected and what is realized. I want to be able to say that it is incredibly ironic that, on the eve of the Senate Intelligence Committee condemnation of America’s abuse of human rights, President Obama, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the incoming Senate Intelligence Committee itself all declared that they would leave the torture in the past and not follow up on the report, while the U.S. Congress voted to sanction Venezuela, a leader of one of the few regions in the world that did not help or accommodate America’s human rights abuses, for human rights abuses.

 

 

 

OUTRAGE: The Court ruled almost unanimously (8-1) in favor of police legally voiding your 4th Amendment right of unreasonable search and seizure.

 

 

 

The 3 Things the Media Gets Wrong When It Covers Torture

It’s the political story of the week in Washington. At long last, after the endless stalling and foot-shuffling, the arguments about redaction and CIA computer hacking, the claims that its release might stoke others out there in the Muslim world to violence and “throw the C.I.A. to the wolves,” the report — you know which one — is out. Or at least, the redacted executive summary of it is available to be read and, as Senator Mark Udall said before its release, “When this report is declassified, people will abhor what they read. They’re gonna be disgusted. They’re gonna be appalled. They’re gonna be shocked at what we did.”

 

 

 

Jim Rickards – Currency Wars shows I warned the Pentagon in 2009 about Russia’s objectives in gold. Look at what’s happened since:

 

 

 

VIDEO: Cemetery filled with babies downwind of US nuclear site — “This needs to be talked about, the children… murdered” — Mom: Newborns died in hours, tumors all over, brain disintegrated — Body parts, cadavers, fetuses taken at night by nuclear industry

 

 

 

A NATION IN TURMOIL: MORE VIOLENT PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN MEXICO AS VIGILANTES SET UP ROAD BLOCKS IN PROTEST AT PRESIDENT PENA NIETO’S RULE

Chaos ruled the streets of Mexico last night as violent protests erupted across the country over the government’s failure to catch the killers of 43 missing college students or snare a notorious drugs baron. Running battles between federal police and protesters organizing a concert in solidarity with the missing students left at least 21 people injured and several cars ablaze on Sunday in the southern state of Guerrero.

 

 

 

U.S. Torture: Old Wine, New Bottles

“The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”

 

 

 

ROUBLE COLLAPSE PROMPTS MOSCOW SHOPPING SPREE

Russians hurried to change their savings and pensions into dollars and euros while also stocking up on furniture and jewellery as the rouble’s collapse accelerated. Their mounting concern was reflected on Tuesday morning in the red lights of the currency exchange booths that dot the city, which were ticking over to show ever weaker rouble rates.

 

 

 

Illinois’ House just passed a bill that criminalizes recording private conversations with citizens, and it also imposes harsher penalties for recording private conversations with police.

 

 

 

13,500,000 Millennials Live in Poverty, 46,000,000 Americans on Food Stamps, 65% of Children Live in Households on Federal Aid Programs

 

 

 

Advocates of CIA Torture Victims Demand: ‘Charge Them, Or Let Them Go’

In the wake of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s bombshell report last week, advocates for those who were victims of the CIA’s brutal torture program have taken up a renewed call: “Charge them or let them go.”

In a piece published on Monday, Helen Duffy, attorney for Abu Zubaydah, who was held and tortured at a CIA black site in Poland and is now imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, argues that since the rendition and torture of detainees has now been brought to light, it’s time for “truth, justice, and accountability.”

 

 

 

First Public Court Challenge to NSA Data Collection From Internet Backbone

Activist Post

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by copying and searching data that it collects by tapping into the Internet backbone.

The hearing on a motion for partial summary judgment in Jewel v. NSA will be at 9 am on Dec. 19 before Judge Jeffrey White at the federal courthouse in Oakland…

 

 

 

Oil plunge, Russia crisis challenge US Federal Reserve

 

 

 

DOCTOR KNOWS BEST! “TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FIREARMS”

 

 

 

Food Safety Experts Slam USDA over Dicamba GM Crops

Center for Food Safety criticized the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton.

The EIS paves the way for introduction of new crops genetically engineered to survive spraying with the herbicide dicamba. If approved, the anticipated widespread adoption of these GE crops would lead to an over 10-fold increase in dicamba use in American agriculture, from under 4 million lbs. at present to more than 40 million lbs. per year. Commercialization is also contingent on EPA approval of dicamba formulations for use on the new crops, which is presently under consideration…

 

 

 

CIA medical professionals accused of committing war crimes

Federal investigators in the United States should considering weighing whether or not health workers involved in the interrogation tactics highlighted in the recent CIA torture port should be charged with war crimes, a group said this week.

 

 

 

Hot Shots? RAF’s £150 mn fighter jet could ‘shut down’ in midair due to overheating fault

The Royal Air Force’s next generation F-35 fighter jet could “shut down” in mid-flight if its fuel overheats, US test pilots have discovered. The fault is the latest in a string of embarrassments for military chiefs and manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

 

 

 

Keiser Report: Oil can combust & blow it all

 

 

 

Where’s the outrage? Congress changes savings accounts and retirement funds, and America sleeps

 

 

 

Major Anti-Russian False Flag Coming? By Stephen Lendman

wouldn’t put it past the psychopaths in charge…

 

 

 

Nasa finds evidence of ‘life on Mars’

Evidence of life on Mars could have been found by Nasa’s Curiosity Rover.

One of the instruments on the robot found mysterious spikes of methane that cannot easily be explained by geology or other theories. Scientists can’t be sure what is causing the spikes, but it is possible that it could be very small, bacteria-like living organisms.

If the gas is coming from living, breathing microbes then it would mark one of the biggest discoveries in history.

Scientists have said that the rover now has to test and re-test the possibility of life.

Back in 1976 the Viking Landers carried two different experiments to detect life. The first took a sample of Martian soil and dropped it into a generic nutrient solution tagged with a radioactive isotope and waited for radioactive gas to be released by metabolic processes. This experiment showed a positive result.

The second experiment was a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer that heated a sample of Martian soil to cause large organic molecules to leave the soil and be drawn into a mass spectrometer, but unlike the inorganic mass spectrometer the heat was kept low enough to not cause the molecules themselves to come apart. This experiment returned a negative for the organic molecules it was designed to detect.

NASA was faced with one positive and one negative result. Most of us sitting at those consoles were convinced the positive needed to be given priority.

NASA was under a huge amount of public pressure over the issue of life on Mars. In particular the Buy-bull bangers were adamant that there could not possibly be life on Mars because the Bible did not mention it, and life on other planets meant Earth was not special in the eyes of whatever gods were being prayed to. Some of the controllers were getting death threats from fanatics like the Children of God. The post-Apollo “New” NASA was already entrenched. The scientists with the PhDs were no longer in control, but political appointees with MBAs ran the show, and so a political decision was made to ignore the positive result, rely on the negative, and declare that Viking had not found any life on Mars at all. That placated the masses at what we all felt was the expense of the truth.

Now, years later, subsequent probes to Mars have discovered a high amount of perchlorate in the Martian soil. In the presence of heat, perchlorate will decompose organic molecules. So the Viking organic mass spectrometer was destroying the organic molecules before it ever had a chance to detect them. That means the negative result was bogus data and can be discarded. That leaves just one positive result.

In subsequent years, other scientists have re-examined the Viking data and come to the conclusion that we did indeed find life on Mars.

And before anyone shouts, “Oh no, NASA would never hide such an important find”, please recall that when Marco Polo returned from China he was promptly locked away in a dungeon by the Dominicans on the orders of the church, who thought that their control over Europe would be threatened by public awareness of a great civilization to the East that had never heard of Jesus. Eventually, word of Marco Polo’s discoveries leaked out and he was released.

There is no question that confirmation of extraterrestrial life will be a socially transformative event. Humans might decide to put down their weapons of war and unite to find our just who is out there. For those governments dependent on war, that is a huge threat to their power and ample motive to bias their assessment of the Viking results towards the negative.

 

 

 

Supreme Court: Cops Can Pull People Over for Wrong Reason

In 2009, Nicholas Heien of North Carolina was pulled over for having one broken brake light. Having one working brake light is legal in North Carolina. However, upon searching, the officer allegedly found cocaine and Heien was arrested and charged for attempted drug trafficking.

Attorneys argued that the law would have made Heien’s search and ensuing arrest invalid.

 

 

 

America Is In the Early Days of An Economic Collapse

 

 

 

Surprise! Guess which currency has stronger fundamentals— the dollar or… ruble?

10x the reserves and infinite times the gold

 

 

 

Government Wastes Taxpayers’ Money On Crappy “Shark-Like Spy Drone”

Here’s the latest scam the government is burning your money on: a “shark-like spy drone” that looks somewhat like a shark and swims like a physically disabled fish.

 

 

 

America on a War Footing: Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking

The Russia Sanctions bill that passed “unanimously,” with no scheduled debate, at 10:23:55 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2014, includes:
1. Sanctions of Russia’s energy industry, including Rosoboronexport and Gazprom.

  1. Sanctions of Russia’s defense industry, with respect to arms sales to Syria.
  2. Broad sanctions on Russians’ banking and investments.
  3. Provisions for privatization of Ukrainian infrastructure, electricity, oil, gas and renewables, with the help of the World Bank and USAID.
  4. Fifty million dollars to assist in a corporate takeover of Ukraine’s oil and gas sectors.

 

 

 

‘Children were forced to watch as their teacher was burned alive': Survivors reveal horror inside Pakistan school as nine Taliban gunmen bomb and shoot to death 132 children

Meanwhile, terrifying accounts of the children’s ordeal began to emerge.

This is obviously another false-flag stunt. The US Government is trying to evade the consequences of their use of torture on prisoners by selling the idea that everyone who was tortured deserved it because of 9-11 (even if they had nothing to do with it) because they are all just evil wicked Arab Muslims who commit atrocities. The false-flag down in Sydney did not produce enough dead bodies to register on most peoples’ media radar, so today they up the ante.

But stop and think for a moment. Any group that wants to change the status quo needs the support of the general public. Such a group is not going to carry out any action that would wreck that popular support. If George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had kicked in the doors of a colonial school and killed a bunch of children, how successful do you think they would have been at their objective, which was to get the British to leave? The answer is, “not very.”

The same applies here. Attacking a school is intended to produce the maximum shock and revulsion in the public mind, something not useful to an agenda of sociopolitical change, but very useful for those who want to prevent that change.

And, as noted below, Blackwater/Xi (or whatever they are calling themselves this week) has a prior history of carrying out false-flag attacks in Pakistan which are then blamed on the Taliban. This appears to be more of the same.

Look at the third picture down. How convenient that they already had coffins in place to use!

 

 

 

SHOCKING Interview with Eric Garner’s Stepfather May Reveal True Motive For His Killing

 

 

 

Meet Your Newest Legislator: Citigroup

Citigroup is the Wall Street mega bank that forced the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999; blew itself up as a result of the repeal in 2008; was propped back up with the largest taxpayer bailout in the history of the world even though it was insolvent and didn’t qualify for a bailout; has now written its own legislation to de-regulate itself; got the President of the United States to lobby for its passage; and received an up vote from both houses of Congress in less than a week.

 

 

 

In other non-but-related Russian news…. Look what happened to Ukrainian bond yields today.

 

 

 

GOLD FALL YESTERDAY: It might not have been big, but it was naked manipulation

 

 

 

U.S. Consumers To Be Big Gold Buyers, Mining Stocks May Turnaround – Frank Holmes

 

 

 

Former Obama CIA Deputy Director Warns, Expect Similar ISIS Inspired Attack in U.S. “In the next year or so, Guaranteed.”

 

 

 

Federal Court Throws Out Six Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

By Hanni Fakhoury

In United States v. Vargas local police in rural Washington suspected Vargas of drug trafficking. In April 2013, police installed a camera on top of a utility pole overlooking his home. Even though police did not have a warrant, they nonetheless pointed the camera at his front door and driveway and began watching every day…

 

 

 

Ukraine’s Two Big Gas Deals Are Now Both Dry

In June, Shell Oil halted its newly dug shale-gas wells at the Yuzivska gas field in southeastern Ukraine, and gave as the reason the civil war there, though only after Ukrainian Government troops had ousted the local residents (who had opposed fracking) was Shell even enabled to dig the wells, so Shell’s departure was puzzling. Then, on 19 June 2014, Igor Alexeev at the oilprce blog presented the reasonable hypothesis of “The Real Reason Shell Halted Its Ukrainian Shale Operations”: “In reality, the truth may be closer to the fact that company is disappointed with the economic viability of what it once thought was a large shale deposit and is looking for a way out.”

 

 

 

Homeland Security Chief Opens Largest Immigration Detention Center In US

 

 

 

US, European markets tumble following ruble, oil

US stock futures fell along with shares in European companies exposed to Russia, as the ruble and crude oil slid to new record lows on Tuesday.

The Russian ruble lost over 20 percent against hard currencies on Tuesday. At its worst the ruble plummeted to 75 against the US dollar, and traded at almost 100 to the euro on the Moscow Exchange.

Brent crude fell below $59 a barrel for the first time since May 2009, losing 4 percent as it hit a low of $58.50. US WTI crude was down 3 percent at $54.21 after plunging to $53.80.

 

 

 

Oil producers to lose $1tn if price below $60 – Goldman Sachs

The global oil industry will face a loss of $1 trillion as producers will be forced to cancel a number of key projects if oil prices stay below $60, says Goldman Sachs.

With Brent crude losing 45 percent of its price and trading at $59.9 at 12PM MSK Tuesday, a number of once ambitious projects could become unprofitable. Thus, plans on deep exploration in such challenging regions as the Gulf of Mexico or Arctic may be put at risk, says the Financial Times.

The research based on a $70 oil price was carried out looking at 400 oil and gas fields around the world, many of which are still waiting for a final investment decisions. The analysis, which excludes US shale, shows the fields with the equivalent of 2.3 million barrels a day output by 2020 have now become uneconomic. That figure rises to 7.5 million barrels a day by 2025.

 

 

 

How ‘Awesome’ Is America?

snip: Tantaros’s rant did have the feel of a Saturday Night Live satire, but her upbeat jingoism was only a slight exaggeration of what Americans have been hearing from much of their media and politicians for decades. At least since the presidency of Ronald Reagan, any substantive criticism of the United States has been treated as unpatriotic. Indeed, a journalist or a politician who dares point out any fundamental flaws in the country or even its actual history can expect to have his or her patriotism challenged. That is how debate over “how we’re not awesome” is silenced.

 

 

 

This study just took government waste to a whole new level

The real time U.S. debt clock shows that America is now over $18 trillion in debt. According to Obama, it was just plain un-American when the debt piled up under Bush’s watch. But Obama has racked up more debt than every U.S. president combined, and there’s no signs of him stopping his legacy. It’s bad enough that congress passed the $1.1 trillion “cromnibus” bill.

 

 

 

ZION SUFFERS FROM VERITASPHOBIA

Fear is an emotional state produced in human beings and other animals to watch for real or anticipated dangers. An animal that reacts to danger or even potential danger and escapes lives and reproduces. Selection favored such mechanisms to be hightened in situations of danger of predation, of starvation of accidental death and so on. But an animal that is exceptionally fearful is also disadvantaged because it can avoid going out to find food or a better shelter or a mate. Fear is a double edged sword; useful in moderation especially when accompanied by logical thinking based on real phenomena and harmful in certain situations.

 

 

 

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE JEWISH TO LOVE CHANUKAH

Every year as the calendar wound down, here came one of music journalism’s over-roasted chestnuts: the annual roundup of new Christmas albums. I never groaned. I’m one of those Christmas music people. As soon as the Thanksgiving turkey is down my gullet, I’m trotting out the tinseled tunes. And each year, somehow, the same old songs are rechristened, rearranged, repackaged anew. It’s the big catalog that could. It’s the lamp that you’d think should have burned out a long time ago.

 

 

 

WATCH THE WICKED WITCH OF THE JERUSALEM POST MELT DOWN

The following lecture by Caroline Glick meted out to Danish Ambassador Jesper Vahr at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference last Thursday is simultaneously so over the top and so typical of apologists for Israel that it deserves wide attention.

Glick, the deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post, is a popular right wing public figure in Israel and abroad. Her fans can’t get enough of her, note the uploader of the video (below) thinks she’s “brilliant” and you can hear audience members cheering her on as she berates Ambassador Vahr in this clip. She got a lot of airtime in The New Yorker last month.

As a longtime Glick-watcher I have developed a deep appreciation for her mobile facial expressions and body language. There’s never any doubt how much disdain she has for her adversaries. Whether it’s a good tactic for dealing with diplomats, though– well, judge for yourself.

 

 

 

ALOHA FROM HAWAI’I, GMO GROUND ZERO

We started Babes Against Biotech in response to the blatant financial ties between elected officials and the agrochemical biotech companies poisoning the Hawaiian islands. Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Syngenta and DuPont/Pioneer use Hawai’i as an open air laboratory to test genetically engineered crop seeds for export. In developing pesticide resistant Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs,) these multi-national companies create zero local food sending profits off island, while exposing our communities to obscene amounts of restricted and general use pesticides up to ten times the national average. We already have two pesticide linked birth defects doctors estimate at ten times the national average in communities near GE test fields.

 

 

 

Sudanese soldiers using rape as weapon of war, says rights group

 

 

 

See The Difference Between Your Kids’ School Lunch Menu Vs The First Daughters’ Lunch Menu

See the tray up top? It is an example of the school lunches being served to kids in public schools. See the chicken wings below? That’s an example of what the Obama kids, Sasha and Malia, get for lunch at school.

 

 

 

Study On How Likely Cops Are To Shoot Unarmed White Vs Black Suspects Has Surprising Conclusion

With the turmoil in Ferguson activists and the mainstream media would have us believe that police officers are “trigger happy” when dealing with black suspects. The truth couldn’t be more different.

 

 

 

DRONE-HUNTING BLIMP TO LAUNCH OVER WASHINGTON

On Friday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, will launch a giant drone-hunting blimp over Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds just east of Washington D.C. The system includes a 242-foot balloon (technically called an aerostat because it’s connected to the ground) that can stay up for a month at a time and a radar to detect — among other potential threats— drones.

 

 

 

The U.S. And Turkish Involvement In Syria

Al-Nusrah Front (also known as Jabhat Al-Nusrah), one of al-Qaeda affiliated militia posted a picture and video of its fighters using an American-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile on an Assad regime tank.

( IMAGE: Syrian rebel is preparing to use American-made TOW missile)
“The photograph and video were distributed on Twitter by Al Nusrah’s official page for Idlib operations. The TOW was used during the recent fighting in Wadi al Daif which, until this morning, was a major regime base in the countryside of Idlib. The fighting at Wadi al Daif was part of a larger jihadist offensive on two regime bases near the Idlib city of Maa’rat al Nu’man. The other base, Al Hamadiya, is also reported to have fallen to members of Ahrar al Sham, an al Qaeda ally, as well as to members of Al Nusrah and Free Syrian Army elements.”
Washington Post reported:

 

 

 

VIDEO: Julie Pace: “We’re Not Sure” What Clinton’s Message Is And “Why She’s Running For President”

 

 

 

Man who claims 4 Tampa police entered his home w/o warrant, punched, kicked and arrested him on charges that were later dropped gets $80k.

 

 

 

Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates press Congress to pass immigration reform

 

 

 

“ISIL completely fabricated enemy by USA”, former CIA contractor

 

 

 

Some 100,000 or more WordPress sites infected by mysterious malware

Infected sites load attack code into webpages viewed by visitors.

 

 

 

Ars Technica is the latest site to fall victim to hack

 

 

 

6 Things People Get Wrong About the Bible’s Christmas Story

The worst role in any children’s Christmas play is the innkeeper who gets to lecture the holy couple about how there’s “no room for them in the inn.” That’s the role jerky little kids get to prepare them for a lifetime of managerial positions. Long story short, the holy family ends up in the stable. But wait — the entire reason they made the trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem was because it was Joseph’s hometown. You’d think there’d be at least one family member with a futon they could crash on or something, right? So why did they even need an inn to begin with? The simple answer is that, in the Bible, there is no innkeeper — and probably no inn. That’s because inns were only found on major roads, and Bethlehem was the equivalent of a truck stop outside of a rural town in Wyoming.

And number 7: The Christmas story has the shepherds out tending their flocks at night (in order to see the star and hear the angels). But the only time Shepherds need to tend their flocks by night is when the lambs are being born, both to deal with difficult deliveries and protect the new lambs from predators. Lambs are not born in the middle of winter but in the Spring, late February to mid-April.

 

 

 

Sony Said to Learn Last Year About Large Network-Security Breach

Sony Corp. (6758) was warned about a year ago that hackers had infiltrated its network and were stealing gigabytes of data several times a week, underscoring a pattern of lapses predating a recent attack that has spilled Sony Pictures’ secrets onto the Internet.

The hackers, who haven’t been identified, sifted in late 2013 through data from the company’s network, encrypted the information to cover their tracks and mined it on a regular schedule, said a person familiar with Sony’s investigation of the breach who asked not to be named because the findings are confidential.

The company’s cybersecurity problems date at least as far back as 2011, with a breach of Sony’s PlayStation video-game network.

 

 

 

#1 Terror Threat In America Revealed

 

 

 

University student finds herself stranded with no cash or bank card, is approached by a homeless man who gave her the last £3 he had so she could take a taxi home. She’s now raising funds to get him off the streets.

After a homeless good Samaritan came to her aid, a 22-year-old UCLan student has vowed to pay him back.
Dominique Harrison-Bentzen from Leyland lost her bank card while out in Preston city centre but only realised when she went to get money for a taxi home.

 

 

 

North Korea asks United Nations to investigate CIA torture ‘crimes’

Associated Press in New York
Tuesday 16 December 2014 07.24 GMT
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North Korea has asked the UN security council to address the CIA’s harsh treatment of terror suspects instead of its own human rights situation.
North Korea’s UN ambassador, Ja Song-nam, objected to the inclusion of his country’s human rights record on the security council’s agenda for debate as a first step toward a possible referral to the international criminal court (ICC).

 

 

 

Prosecutor fired after refusing to withhold evidence from defendant after D.A. told him not to share the info.

 

 

 

Israel proposes natural gas pipeline to Southern Europe

Steven MacMillan
Activist Post

Israel is pushing for the European Union (EU) to approve the construction of a pipeline running from the Middle Eastern country to supply Cyprus, Greece and Italy with natural gas. The proposed EastMed pipeline will carry gas from the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields located in the Mediterranean Sea, to Southern Europe…

The West is lacking options with regards to reducing dependence on Russian gas in the foreseeable future and is desperately (and unsuccessfully) trying to find alternatives…

 

 

 

RESOURCE RAPTURE: DENMARK ASSERTS SOVEREIGNTY OVER NORTH POLE TO EXPLOIT ENERGY RESOURCES

Denmark has presented a claim to the U.N. asserting sovereignty over the North Pole, saying the Arctic region is connected to the continental shelf of Greenland, a Danish autonomous territory. The claim, expected to be submitted formally on Monday, constitutes a challenge to Canada and Russia, which already have asserted their own claims to the Arctic region—a vast untapped energy resource.

 

 

 

HERE’S WHY BANKS CARE ABOUT GUTTING DODD-FRANK

Elizabeth Warren got a lot of attention last week for rallying liberals against a provision of the cromnibus spending bill that repealed a portion of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. This particular bit of the law had required FDIC-insured banks to get out of the custom swaps business. If they wanted to buy and sell risky derivatives, the parent company needed to do it at a separate entity outside the bank, not with government-insured cash.

 

 

 

CIA torture: health professionals ‘may have committed war crimes’, report says

 

 

 

JUDGE SAYS REPORTER CAN’T GET PUBLIC RECORDS ABOUT COPS’ “STINGRAY” USE

A local judge in Arizona ruled Friday that the Tucson Police Department (TPD) does not have to disclose records related to the use of stingrays, also known as cell-site simulators, under the state’s public records act. According to a Saturday report from Capitol Media Services, a state news wire, complying with reporter Beau Hodai’s public records request “would give criminals a road map for how to defeat the device, which is used not only by Tucson but other local and national police agencies.”

 

 

 

The ”Shape-Shifting Sheik” and the ”Sydney Siege”

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Suspect had multiple aliases, granted political asylum by Australian government, interviewed by Australian media, spent years as fake pro-Western “Shia’a cleric” condemning Iran and Syria before recently “converting” to Sunni and supporting ISIS.

Another embarrassing chapter has unfolded for Western intelligence and security communities in the wake of the so-called “Sydney Siege.” The suspect named by the media as “Man Haron Monis” also has gone by the names “Manteghi Boroujerdi” and “Mohammad Hassan Manteghi” and was an individual now confirmed to have long been on the radar of the Australian government, media, law enforcement, and court system since his arrival on Australian shores almost two decades ago…

 

 

 

Britain Prepares to Send Troops Back to Iraq 12/16/2014

 

 

 

China, Russia Dump US Treasurys In October As Foreigners Sell Most US Stocks Since 2007

 

 

 

Americans are 40% poorer than before the recession

The Great Recession is officially over, but Americans are still 40% poorer today than they were in 2007, the year before the global financial crisis.

 

 

 

‘Do You Know Who the F*ck I Am?’ FL Cop Pulls over the Wrong Guy…

A Miami cop pulled someone over last month on a routine traffic stop, but the ensuing mess resulted in an internal investigation because it turns out the man this police officer pulled over was actually a higher-ranking officer in the same police department. Officer Marcel Jackson pulled over Lieutenant David Ramras and things got intense really quickly.

In a video captured on Jackson’s GoPro camera, you can see them fighting and Jackson forcing Ramras to the ground. Other officers nearby run up to break the two of them up. Ramras angrily shouts, “Do you know who the fuck I am?” He then tells Jackson who he is.

At least the cops are beating each other up, rather than innocent citizens, and that has to be an improvement!

 

 

 

RISE OF NATIONALISM IN GERMANY SETS OFF ALARMS, 15,000 MARCH IN DRESDEN

 

 

 

2014: The year Microsoft lost my loyalty

From productivity to email to operating systems to mobile to hardware, David Gewirtz is no longer actively using Microsoft products. He’s not a Microsoft hater. The transition just happened organically as he adopted products that better served his needs.

 

 

 

Gold Imports ‘Phenomenal’ In India – 571 Percent Surge To 150 Tonnes in November

 

 

 

U.S. fights to stop release of photos showing soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating prisoners in Iraq

 

 

 

Cops killed a man at Walmart, then interrogated girlfriend and accused her of lying and being on drugs.

 

 

 

“… the use of torture compromises that which most distinguishes us from our enemies, our belief that all people, even captured enemies, possess basic human rights … Our enemies act without conscience. We must not.” —John McCain

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the only member of the U.S. Senate who personally knows what it means to be tortured, on Tuesday strongly defended the Democratic-led Senate investigation into the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program, saying the agency’s activities “stained our national honor, did much harm, and little practical good.”

 

 

 

OPEC won’t cut production even if oil below $40 – UAE energy minister

The UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei says OPEC will maintain output at 30 million barrels of oil a day, and wants to monitor the price for three months before even considering a meeting about possible changes.

 

 

 

UN rights watchdog accuses Kiev forces of torture, inhumane treatment of civilians

Kiev-controlled volunteer battalions and the Ukrainian Security Service are involved in an increasing number of human rights violations including torture and forced disappearances of those suspected of “separatism,” according to a UN OHCHR report.

The report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says that Kiev’s actions in eastern Ukraine to “restore order” have led to “arbitrary detentions, torture, and enforced disappearances of people suspected of ‘separatism and terrorism’. Most of such human rights violations appear to have been perpetrated by certain voluntary battalions or by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).”

The eighth OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine released on Monday added that the procedural rights of people have not always been observed, with reports of ill-treatment and reprisals upon release.

 

 

 

Jeb Bush makes first step in launching presidential campaign

Former Florida governor and brother and son of United States presidents, Jeb Bush, announced that he will “actively explore” a possible presidential campaign for 2016.

 

 

 

Torture Architect Tries to Justify Program … Fails Miserably

 

 

 

Army Cancels Gitmo Hearing on FBI Infiltration

The US Army today announced that it has cancelled the two-day pretrial hearing at Guantanamo Bay related to FBI infiltration of the defense teams for detainees. They provided no reason for the cancellation.

But we can guess!

 

 

 

A look at Israeli settler population growth

Here is a look at the growth in the population of Israel’s West Bank settlements over the past decade, including the past five years under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, compared with growth of the overall Israeli and Palestinian populations.

 

 

 

Al-Qaeda faction in Syria claims to have U.S.-supplied anti-tank weapon

As extremist rebels in Syria lay claim to fresh weapons, a new video circulating online purports to show an al-Qaeda-linked group fielding U.S.-supplied anti-tank weapons that may have been intended for more moderate factions in the conflict.

 

 

 

Israeli troops kill Palestinian during West Bank clash

Israeli soldiers on Tuesday shot and killed a Palestinian during an arrest raid in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, the military and Palestinian witnesses said.

The Palestinians want to establish a state in East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and Gaza, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. U.S.-brokered peace talks between the sides broke down in April.

 

 

 

Netanyahu Pushes US to Stop Palestinian Resolutions at UN

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Secretary of State John Kerry today, pressing for a US veto for the assorted UN resolutions coming up on the subject of peace talks

 

 

 

The U.S. Government Is Practically Begging for Global War

More than two decades after the Berlin Wall fell, it appears that the United States and Russia are engaging in the same sort of proxy wars that were so common during the Cold War. Everywhere that Western and Russian spheres of influence meet there is the potential for conflict, and the two aging superpowers have shown their willingness fight through their neighbors. However, this game of chess has taken on a whole new dimension that is radically different than what we saw during the Cold War.

 

 

 

The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’

The CIA’s rendition, interrogation, and detention programs were even more nightmarish than you could imagine.

Interrogations that lasted for days on end. Detainees forced to stand on broken legs, or go 180 hours in a row without sleep. A prison so cold, one suspect essentially froze to death. The Senate Intelligence Committee is finally releasing its review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation programs. And it is brutal.

 

 

 

Iran Missile Capability Non-Negotiable

A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic’s defensive missile capabilities.

“Iran’s missile issue is not up for any type of negotiation,” Ali Akbar Velayati told reporters on Monday.

The senior Iranian official added that the issue of the country’s missile program would not be part of the upcoming nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of countries in the Swiss city of Geneva.

Some Western officials, particularly in the US, have called for Iran’s missile program to be included in the country’s nuclear talks with the P5+1 – Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany.

Although this article does not mention it, it is Israel that is behind the push to add in Iran’s missile’s to the negotiations, even though that was never a part of the original interim deal.

 

 

 

A Century Ago: Rockefellers Funded Eugenics Initiative to Sterilize 15 Million Americans

Some people are still under the impression that the Rockefeller Foundation is all about philanthropy: helping people and saving lives.

In reality, the Rockefellers have been one of the largest financial backers and drivers of the eugenics and the depopulation agenda for over a century now.

Check out these 1915 newspaper clippings we came across in research.

 

 

 

Feds’ fight to withhold CIA torture photos may soon end

For a decade now, a legal back-and-forth has continued to brew between lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union intent on having the photos released, and government attorneys operating under first President George W. Bush, then President Barack Obama, to keep the images from public eyes. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals said in 2008 that a 21-photo subset of the images should be released, but President Obama argued that doing as much would “further inflame anti-American opinion and…put our troops in greater danger.” Soon after, the Protected National Security Documents Act (PNSDA) was passed, allowing the Pentagon to withhold certain images should a court agree with whatever rationale is argued.

 

 

 

101 Killed in Iraq, and Thousands Are Missing

Early indications suggest that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s administration is successfully working to reduce the sectarian divisions in Iraq, though it has made him some enemies.

The Human Rights Ministry revealed that about 2,700 Iraqis are missing since the invasion by the Islamic State militants. About half went missing from Speicher Camp and Badush Prison. This figure is based on applications made by family members. Those without family in unoccupied Iraq likely remain uncounted.

 

 

 

UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April and more than a quarter of the recorded deaths have come since a much-ignored cease-fire, U.N. rights investigators said Monday.

 

 

 

George Clooney’s Fiancée Rejects UN Gaza War Crimes Commission

Amal Alamuddin, actor George Clooney’s fiancée, has turned down a United Nations appointment to a commission investigating possible war crimes in the occupied Gaza Strip during Israel’s military offensive.

The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council announced Monday that Alamuddin, a Lebanese-born British human rights attorney, would join two other experts on a special commission to investigate looking into possible violations of the rules of war during the Israeli offensive against Hamas. The council is a 47 member-state body elected by the member states of the U.N. Its mission is to promote human rights.

But just hours after the HRC announcement, Clooney’s Hollywood agent, Stan Rosenfield, issued a statement on Alamuddin’s behalf saying she had pulled out of participating in the probe, The Guardian reported.

Clooney must have gotten a nasty phone call!

 

 

 

Israel tries to head off UN resolution calling for West Bank withdrawal in two years

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today mounted a last-ditch effort to thwart a Palestinian and Arab bid to pass a UN Security Council resolution calling for Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within two years.

Mr Netanyahu met US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome to lobby for an American veto after issuing statements ruling out any such withdrawal, even if it is passed by the Security Council.

 

 

 

Manning tortured like terrorist, Welsh relatives say

US authorities tortured Chelsea Manning with barbaric CIA techniques, which posed a threat to her psychological health, the Welsh aunt of the jailed whistleblower revealed to local media. Before her trial for providing WikiLeaks with the largest cache of classified information in US history, Chelsea Manning was humiliated in a similar way that terrorist suspects were, her Welsh relatives told WalesOnline on Sunday. “What really hurt me was the treatment Chelsea received in Quantico two years before the trial: stripped naked, kept in solitary confinement, made to stand in a corner, everything taken away,” said Sharon Staples, Manning’s aunt. Her revelation echoed the 2012 report of UN special rapporteur Juan Mendez, who ruled that “the alleged prolonged solitary confinement … was…a violation of Manning’s right to physical and psychological integrity,” as well as of presumption of innocence.

 

 

 

Spain Criminalizes Protest Against EU Central Bankster Austerity

Spain will impose a raft of new laws to combat popular protests in opposition to EU central bankster austerity.

 

 

 

Congress is killing the U.S. Navy: Aircraft carriers, attack submarines decaying

Politically motivated budget cuts and a hiring freeze have left the Navy with a shipyard workforce incapable of maintaining even its most valuable hardware, including the fleet of hunter-killer submarines and aircraft carriers that are crucial to projecting U.S. force across the globe.

Officials are warning that employee shortages mean completions of ongoing retrofits are being delayed, endangering deployment plans and compromising international agreements that require tight time lines.

 

 

 

Palestinian statehood bid ‘political attack’ on Israel: Lieberman

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday described a UN Security Council draft resolution calling for an end to Israel’s decades-long occupation and the creation of an independent state of Palestine as a “political attack” on the self-proclaimed Jewish state.

 

 

 

Why did Israel intervene for convicted US felon Adam Milstein?

Israeli-American real estate mogul Adam Milstein recently made headlines when it emerged that he had solicited funds on behalf of two student senate candidates at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) who espouse strong anti-Palestinian views.

When asked about the donations, which had reportedly been funneled through UCLA’s chapter of the Zionist campus organization Hillel, by Mondoweiss’ Alex Kane, Milstein feigned ignorance: “When I make a donation to the UCLA Foundation or what have you, I don’t know what they’re doing with the money.”

However, Milstein’s claims were swiftly belied by emails discovered by Chloe Hunt of UC Berkeley campus newspaper The Daily Californian.

Now Israel is buying STUDENT politicians!

 

 

 

Government Prosecutors Fear Liberty and Jury Nullification

I thought you’d be interested to know that the government has asked the judge to limit the defense by not allowing any of Ross’ political or philosophical beliefs to be introduced to the jury as they might influence the jury in his favor. The prosecution goes so far as to say that they fear that exposing the jury to his political thought could invite a jury nullification verdict.

The government obviously doesn’t want this trial to become about internet freedom, the drug war, or liberty. But these crucial issues are on trial along with Ross. This trial is poised to be the most important of 2015 in the fight for freedom. Obviously the government thinks so. They are doing their best to smear Ross and obstruct his defense.

I’m attaching an excerpt (bolds and highlights mine) from the prosecution’s motions illustrating what I’m saying. If you want the original document, just let me know.

This outrage needs to become known, so please spread the word!

 

 

 

Barack And Michelle Going On 17 Day Vacation In Hawaii

 

 

 

Mexico authorities ‘knew about attack on students as it happened’

 

 

 

Microsoft update blunders going out of control

This isn’t the first time I’ve brought this up. In Summer of last year Microsoft had buggy Patch Tuesday updates three months in a row. There had been others that year, some of which crippled systems.

 

 

 

FLASHBACK – US Journo accuses CIA, RAW, Mossad of staging terrorist attacks in Pak

“WMR has learned from a deep background source that Xe Services, the company formerly known as Blackwater, has been conducting false flag terrorist attacks in Pakistan that are later blamed on the entity called Pakistani Taliban,” The News quoted Madsen, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Association for Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the National Press Club, as saying.

 

 

 

Former Tenn. cop arrested for raping prostitute while on-duty: police

A former Tennessee police officer was arrested for forcing a prostitute to have sex with him while he was on-duty, according to a news release from Metro police.

Jonathan Mays was indicted by a grand jury and charged with rape, two counts of official misconduct and two counts of official oppression Friday.

 

 

 

Israel Framed CIA in Backing Jundallah Terrorists

The 2007 revelation by ABC News that the Bush Administration was covertly backing the Jundallah terrorist organization in an effort to convince them to launch attacks on Iran was no small embarrassment for the administration, and a considerable source of tension with the Shi’ite world as the militants attacked mosques and killed large numbers of civilians.

The only problem is, it apparently didn’t happen. At least not the way ABC News claims. Instead of being direct US backing, by way of the CIA, for a State Department listed terrorist organization (a big no-no), Foreign Policy is reporting today that the whole thing was actually a Mossad plot designed to frame the CIA and the administration.

 

 

 

Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up

 

 

 

Officer on leave after tweets threaten protesters

A Northern California police department put one of its officers on leave Monday and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators who have participated in protests over the recent deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.

The San Jose Police Department said Officer Phillip White was sidelined after officials learned of statements made Saturday from his Twitter account.

 

 

 

Torture in Israeli prisons: 200 methods used against Palestinian prisoners

Hundreds of torture methods used against Palestinian prisoners during interrogations conducted in Israeli prisoners have been observed by human rights organisations and prisoners’ rights associations.

A report by the United Nations lists around 200 methods of torture. The Israeli rights group B’Tselem listed around 105 torture methods. Regardless of the number, all these reports indicate a grave level of violations perpetrated against Palestinians following their arrest.

 

 

 

AZ SHERIFF BABEU: OBAMA EXECUTIVE ORDER COULD GIVE AS MANY AS 20 MILLION AMNESTY

 

 

 

Sydney Siege Why Should We Believe?

 

 

 

POLITICAL PRISONER BARRETT BROWN TO BE SENTENCED TOMORROW – WHY THE RESULT MATTERS TO FREEDOM IN AMERICA

Barrett Lancaster Brown is a writer and activist who possesses a unique combination of ability, courage, wit and determination. This resume of personality traits turned him into a threatening individual once he decided to direct much of that energy against the prevailing corrupt status quo. This is also why he’s one of the roughly roughly 2.4 million Americans locked up within these United States; many of them for non-crimes. The Feds went after Barrett Brown in the same manner in which they went after Aaron Swartz (tactics that led to the suicide of the latter). They came out with a bunch of trumped up charges, including that of copying and pasting a link (that charge was later dropped), and threatened him with 105 years in jail.

 

 

 

Russian ruble collapse, higher interest rates not helping

 

 

 

14 facts that prove that the number of children living in poverty this Christmas is at a record high

Did you know that 65 percent of all children in the United States live in a home that receives aid from the federal government?

 

 

 

BREAKING: Taliban Storms School In Pakistan, 500 students held hostage (120+ dead, 83+ injured) Rescue Operation Underway

 

 

 

Dont Let FAKE Sydney Terror Attack Take More of YOUR Rights!

 

 

 

Millions March NYC (Time Lapse vid)

 

 

 

Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth: The American Eugenics Movement and the Fernald Boys Home

As boys, they were confined to the Fernald State School in Waltham, Mass. during the 1940s into the 1970s, often on the basis of a single faulty intelligence test. With no possible way of being released, they were considered “morons” or “imbeciles”… less than human. They were completely at the mercy of the state run institution. Torture and sexual abuse was rampant.

(*Submitted for anyone who thinks American sponsored ‘torture’ is something new .
This article subdivides into;
-The American Eugenics Movement
-Indiana Committee on Mental Defectives
-American Scientific Racism
-Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Involuntary Sterilizations
-The Eugenics Sterilization Program
-American Funding of Germany’s Eugenics Programs
More on the Fernald Center>>> http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/sites/walthamma/files/file/file/fernald_… which was founded in 1848 , Waltham MA USA)

 

 

 

Seattle Apodment Moratorium Imperils Innocent Retiring Mother.

Josh Randall ponders his mother’s fate before Seattle City Council

Do I like apodments… err…. micro housing? In general, no. I will not eat them with green eggs and ham and Might I reconsider my general disdain depending on the circumstance? Yes. To wit, the situation with Kathleen Randall, in which the purchase of her U-District home at 4315 7th Avenue NE is imperiled because the developer cannot obtain a build permit. Permits are needed, inter alia, to fix a crumbled sewer line that rendered the home uninhabitable. The thing of it is, the application was submitted prior to imposition of the moratorium but as I told City Council yesterday I believe that much of pushback they are getting in permitting is because of the moratorium. I wrote Council today:

 

 

 

Police asked university for list of attendees at fracking debate

 

 

 

Taliban Kills Over 80 at NW Pakistan School

 

 

 

Major Anti-Russian False Flag Coming?

Longstanding US plans call for regime change in Russia. Targeting its sovereign independent government. Its main Eurasian rival.

Washington wants pro-Western stooge governance installed. By color revolution or war. US hegemonic ambitions threaten world peace.

 

 

 

Michael Rivero – Dec. 15, 2014 – Harper Government to Outlaw Peaceful Protests?

 

 

 

CIA torture details are appalling

The global ‘war on terror,’ conceived by the Israelis and launched by their American lackeys shortly after the false-flag attacks of 9/11, is nothing short of a cruel hoax on the world. The sadists and megalomaniacs who have executed this comical ruse may well evade justice in this lifetime, but history will record their foul deeds so that future generations will rightly view them as the monstrous villains that they have proven to be.

 

 

 

Down The Memory Hole: Facebook Plays Gatekeeper And Filters Things You Aren’t Supposed To See

For the wretched souls addicted to Facebook, you are their economic engine. They mine your data, run facial recognition software on your pictures and you tell them about everything about yourself, and everything about everyone you know. Governments are salivating at the idea of learning more about you and Facebook offers you up on a silver platter. They have been censoring information in the past but now they are mulling the idea of a ‘dislike button. It won’t be hard to find some good minders who will disappear information that your Government doesn’t approve of.

 

 

 

Yes, It’s Possible For A Gold-Backed Renminbi To Dethrone The US Dollar

“[W]e want to use our reserves more constructively by investing in development projects around the world rather than just reflexively buying US Treasuries. In any case, we usually lose money on Treasuries, so we need to find ways to improve our return on investment.”

– Unnamed senior Chinese official, cited in an FT article, ‘Turning away from the dollar’, 10th December 2014.

 

 

 

CIA Torture Report Sparks Bush Arrest Plea

 

 

 

CIA tortures?

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This is the empire in its final stages.
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#2 of 6: NIST’s WTC 7 Reports: Filled with Fantasy, Fiction, and Fraud

PART 1: NIST and Popular Mechanics Fabricate Myth of WTC 7’s “Scooped-Out” 10 Stories

Editor’s Note: This fascinating and provocative technical piece on NIST’s manipulation of the WTC 7 evidence is broken down into a series of six articles. The second installment (below) is PART 1: NIST and Popular Mechanics Fabricate Myth About WTC 7’s “Scooped-Out” 10 Stories. The first installment was the INTRODUCTION. Stand by for the next four installments, to be published monthly.

 

 

 

The US news media has treated Dick Cheney and Michael Hayden better in interviews this week than they treat British royalty on an American vacation.

It’s been less than one week since the US Senate released its devastating report on CIA torture and criminality, but if you turned on the television Sunday morning, it looked frighteningly like the year 2002. Virtually all the Sunday talk shows led offnot with those who documented the CIA’s depravity, or the victims of such abuse, or those who objected to torture when it wasn’t fashionable to do so. Instead, they instead continued to pump up the former Bush administration architects of this illegal program, so they could once be given a platform to defend it.

 

 

 

`Christopher Bollyn: Why Solving 9-11 is Our Most Urgent Task

One sure way to get a grasp of our political predicament is to logically analyze what the political leadership has done – and what it has failed to do – about the terror atrocity of 9-11.

Since September 11, 2001, four successive administrations and fourteen Sessions of Congress have utterly failed to conduct a proper criminal investigation of 9-11, a criminal atrocity that profoundly affected the course of the nation. Rather than investigate the mass murder of 3,000 people on 9-11, successive U.S. administrations have engaged in a criminal deception, using lies to take us into foreign wars while imposing police state measures at home.

The government’s egregious failure to conduct a proper criminal investigation into the events of 9-11 is exactly like the failure by the newly-installed president, Lyndon B. Johnson, to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. In both cases, rather than conducting proper criminal investigations, the government appointed commissions that produced seriously flawed reports that were simply meant to support the official, but false, version of events.

 

 

 

KB 2553154, 2726958 clobber Excel ActiveX; KB 3011970 Silverlight, KB 3004394 Root Cert pulled

Overnight, Microsoft pulled two high-profile screwed-up patches: KB 3011970 and KB 3004394. Another patch, KB 2553154, is killing some Excel 2010 and 2013 macros, saying the ActiveX control “has stopped working in Excel.” Admins are reporting that KB 3008923 has broken modal dialogs in IE. And the hang on installing KB 3002339 described yesterday is still kicking.

 

 

 

Blogger Colonel Cassad: The Reason For Shutting Down Ukrainian Airspace Is To Accept Military Cargo From USA. New Unofficial Military Advisers/assistants Should Be Expected To Show Up As Well

 

 

 

Gold & Silver Hammered as Russia Stuns, Hikes Rates to 17%!

The banksters obliterated gold and silver today as Russia announced an emergency rate hike of 650 basis points, raising rates on the Ruble from 10.5% to 17%, sending the USD plunging vs the RUB!

 

 

 

Collective punishment of 1.8 million human shields in a prison — Newsweek dares publish the truth of Gaza

The evening I left, I passed back by Beit Hanoun. Three young teenagers were digging in the dark… They were clearing the rubble from their family orchard.

The teenagers showed me where they had planted a new clementine tree. As I squeezed back out of the Erez turnstiles, I realised why there was no longer a need to plaster up martyrs pictures on Gaza’s walls. The latest collective punishment inflicted on 1.8 million Gazans had made martyrs of them all.

The European Newsweek ran the article. but not the US edition!

 

 

 

Gaza: One War, One Family. Five Children, Four Dead

In a house in Rafah in southern Gaza, near the Egyptian border, Nabil Siyam, aged 34, slowly lays out pictures of his family. He only has one arm, the other was blown off by an Israeli bomb during the summer war. The pictures show his wife, Shireen, and their children – Mustafa, 9, Ghaida, a girl aged 8, Abdul Rahman, 6, Badruddin, 5 and Dalal, also a girl, aged nine months. All but Badruddin were killed by the same bomb; the little boy lost a kidney and now plays on his father’s lap. Also killed were two of Nabil’s brothers, two of his brothers’ wives and three of their children, who lived in this house.

 

 

 

What was widely faulted for triggering the 2008 financial crisis may be making a comeback:

 

 

 

The Congressional report on torture confirms that Al Qaeda was not involved in the attacks of September 11

President Barack Obama announced that he would not pursue any of the perpetrators of these crimes, while defenders of human rights are fighting to have the perpetrators brought to justice. It’s the least we can do.

However, the real issues are elsewhere: Why did the CIA committed such crimes? Why did it fabricate confessions to link al-Qaeda artificially to the attacks of September 11? And therefore, al-Qaeda being unrelated to the attacks of Sept. 11, who has the CIA therefore sought to protect?

 

 

 

Sydney Gunman Had History of Sexual Assault, Rage at Afghan War

Monis, whose age was given as 50 by police, arrived in Australia in 1996 claiming to be a refugee, according to Australia’s 9News. Iran’s Fars news agency said Australia denied an attempt to extradite him back to the Islamic Republic, where he went by the name of Mohammad Hassan Manteghi Bourjerdi and had been indicted for fraud.

 

 

 

The price of oil has plunged more than 45% in the past six months. It fell again today:

 

 

 

Senate torture report reveals American sadism

The global ‘war on terror,’ conceived by the Israelis and launched by their American lackeys shortly after the false-flag attacks of 9/11, is nothing short of a cruel hoax on the world.The sadists and megalomaniacs who have executed this comical ruse may well evade justice in this lifetime, but history will record their foul deeds so that future generations will rightly view them as the monstrous villains that they have proven to be.

A particularly cringe-worthy revelation is that the CIA practiced “rectal feeding” where prisoners on hunger strikes were force-fed through their rectum in order to keep them alive. The RT commentary cited above writes that, “At least five CIA detainees were subjected to ‘rectal rehydration,’ or rectal feeding, the Senate report reads, in order to keep prisoners alive who allegedly otherwise refused to eat.”

 

 

 

ISRAELI ELECTION MANTRA ~~ ‘UNITY AGAINST CHANGE’

Where else but in Israel would you find a coalition made up of ‘Social Democrats’, terrorists and war criminals?

 

 

 

US Vice President Biden to light ‘National Menorah’ in DC

Vice President Joe Biden will assist in the lighting this year of the Hanukka menorah on the ellipse in front of the White House.

Oooooh, isn’t that special! :)

 

 

 

The American Government Loves Its People to Death

 

 

 

Nobel winners express ‘Cold War’ fears in Rome

Nobel peace prize winners in Rome on Sunday expressed deep concern about the growing threat of conflict, including nuclear war, and “a new and more dangerous Cold War”.

 

 

 

5 Reasons to Question the Official Story of the ‘Sydney Siege’

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In the aftermath of yet another highly publicized terror attack (or at least the potential for a high profile attack) in Australia by foreign-born jihadists, the Western public is once again experiencing a variety of emotional reactions that they have carefully been trained to experience whenever such events take place at home or abroad…

 

 

 

Woman Jailed for Saying “f**k the police” Awarded $100,000 for 1st Amendment Violations

 

 

 

Retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern: The truth about Ukraine and being arrested for asking questions

 

 

 

Ukrainian TV channel financed by US openly calls for genocide of the people of east Ukraine.

So this is what the US advocates for and finances now. The new coup imposed government are nazis in Kiev folks…they always were.

 

 

 

Spain hit by Russian and Chinese hackers

Four Spanish government ministries were hit by serious cyberattacks in 2014, with the assaults targeting the mobile phones and personal computers of prominent government figures.

 

 

 

American shot and every body robed at banking and economics seminar downtown Kiev.

There was a banking and economics seminar in the center of Kiev, next to Olymipiskii stadium.

A group of armed people in balaclavas broke into the building and the
auditorium, opened fire in the air and accused people inside of being
separatists.

Armed men took all the valuables from the attendees, and kidnapped the person giving the lecture.

As a result 1 person is in a hospital with a gun shot wound, the
source informed the journalist that the wounded person is a citizen of
the United States. A bunch of other people are scattered in various
places with head traumas, and other bodily injuries.

 

 

 

Congress proposes bill to address the problem of immunity for killer cops

WASHINGTON DC – The grand jury system that is used to judge cases of police misconduct, has come under heavy public scrutiny in recent weeks, after a string of high profile acquittals for killer cops.

 

 

 

Jim Rogers – Start Investing in Gold

 

 

 

Amazon, HP, eBay join Microsoft bandwagon in warrant case

As extensively telegraphed by Microsoft, the company’s cast of supporters in its legal fight over a warrant seeking a customer’s emails just got a whole lot bigger.

Microsoft was joined by Amazon.com as well as Silicon Valley stalwarts Hewlett-Packard and eBay. Apple, AT&T, Cisco and Verizion, which all supported Microsoft in its lower court case, also weighed in again.

Google, a leader

 

 

 

 

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Latest News 15 December 2014

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

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They always use the “we are doing this to keep you safe “mantra every time they get ready to bend you over and grease you up……………………….KT

Cheney Calls Torture Report a Crock, Says He’d ‘Do It Again in a Minute’

Former vice president Dick Cheney defended the CIA’s actions claiming it “worked” to help keep the country safe. If some innocent people were tortured, it doesn’t matter because Cheney believes it had successful results.

 

 

 

Now this is fascinating: share of total TV viewing from top TV channels. Look at the USA

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Between endless repeats of things we have already seen a dozen times before, and corporate news divisions that have melted their own credibility year after year, I am not surprised. My wife and I were commenting at the new line up on BBC America and I suspect they are sensing an opportunity to grab a larger share of the American market with their new programming!

 

 

 

A Father’s Activism Changed the Law: Cops in WI No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves

Long before the Ferguson situation occurred, another young man named Michael B. was shot and killed by a police officer. His father’s relentless activism led to changes in the law surrounding how police-involved death cases are investigated in Wisconsin.

 

 

 

ISRAELI ELECTION MANTRA ~~ ‘UNITY AGAINST CHANGE’

Where else but in Israel would you find a coalition made up of ‘Social Democrats’, terrorists and war criminals?

 

 

 

DEMOS IN NEW YORK ‘KEEP ON GOING’ ~~ IN PHOTOS

Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets yesterday demanding an end to racist police violence and seeking justice for those who died at the hands of officers who are never held accountable for their illegal actions.

 

 

 

Spain could become a nightmare police state as early as February

 

 

 

The official 2014 WRH Holiday card for your use

This is this year’s WRH/Home Baked Entertainment/Melophilia holiday card. The ones we use have added text and graphics but these are left without identifiers for your own use.

The small version is suitable for email, but the full size version is 4K across, a 4 meg download, and you can use photoshop or other graphic tool to add your own names and messages to both versions before you print or email them out.

And this link leads to some older holiday card designs, also suitable for modification and personal use.

UPDATE: Looks like these cards are catching on!

 

 

 

Red for ECB “danger zone”. 5y euro zone inflation expectations slide to new low 1.69%, 90% of respondents predict ECB QE will start next year

 

 

 

Conflicting Reports: Hostages From Inside Lindt Cafe Post Terrorists Demands To Facebook; Self Proclaimed Member Of ISIS

Videos allegedly made by hostages inside the terrorist contained further details about the hostage taker and his demands, but were soon removed by YouTube.

A Facebook post attributed to a victim of the Sydney cafe siege which purports to contain a list of demands from the hostage taker states that the terrorist is a self-proclaimed member of ISIS, that two other accomplices have placed bombs elsewhere in the city, and that he will start killing hostages unless his demands are met.

I have to wonder of the Facebook posts were propaganda phonies, considering the next article down.

 

 

 

Hostage Situation At Lindt Café: The Man Who Took Hostages Is Not An ISIS Terrorist

The man said to be responsible for taking hostages at the Lindt café in Sydney is an Iranian mystic who claims to practice black magic, not an ISIS terrorist as previously reported.

 

 

 

Who Created Cartoon Character “Man Haron Monis” Behind “Sydney Siege” Circus?

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Previously an outspoken critic of Iranian government, was interviewed by Australian media in 2001, loved Western society…

As predicted, the suspect amid the “Sydney Siege,” has long been on the radar of Australian law enforcement, as well as a frequent visitor to Australia’s court system.

Before that, however, he came to Australia as a political refugee, an opponent of what he called the “Iranian regime,” and was even interviewed by Australia’s ABC network in 2001 as part of an ongoing anti-Iranian propaganda campaign…

 

 

 

Time for a Police Offenders Registry

 

 

 

How the NSA can ‘turn on’ your phone remotely

 

 

 

Big Pharma Gets ‘Legal Immunity’ From Future Lawsuits Over New Ebola Vaccine

 

 

 

Subprime lending market in Canada skyrockets to record as banks tighten reins

What is going on is that Windows has become a bloated nightmare and as the economy shrinks, Microsoft has lost the ability to effectively maintain it all. This problem is hardly confined to Microsoft, and indeed Rome fell when it could no longer maintain the infrastructure it had built such as the roads and aqueducts.

 

 

 

Microsoft update blunders going out of control

We have had an absolute deluge of problem updates from Redmond recently and some have been serious. What’s up at Microsoft?

What is going on is that Windows has become a bloated nightmare and as the economy shrinks, Microsoft has lost the ability to effectively maintain it all. This problem is hardly confined to Microsoft, and indeed Rome fell when it could no longer maintain the infrastructure it had built such as the roads and aqueducts.

 

 

 

BEX ALERT – US manufacturing output surges in November

US manufacturing output surges in November

See next story down!

 

 

 

New York state manufacturing index lowest in two years: New York Fed

The New York Fed’s Empire State general business conditions index fell to -3.58 in December from November’s 10.16 reading, falling to negative territory for the first time since January 2013.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a reading of 12.4 this month. A reading above zero indicates expansion.

The new orders index tumbled to -1.97 from 9.14 in November, while prices paid were at 10.42 against 10.64 in the prior.

 

 

 

Dodd-Frank Budget Fight Proves Democrats Are a Bunch of Stuffed Suits

The dominant media narrative this past week has been that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, firmly saddled in her high horse, is trying to hold up the passage of the budget over a trifle. In reality, the so-called “Citigroup” provision to kill a rule designed to prevent future bailouts (so named because it was allegedly written by Citigroup lobbyists) is potentially quite an evil and destructive little thing. But the nitpicking counter-spin is already coming hot and heavy.

 

 

 

HERE’S THE PLAYLIST USED BY THE CIA TO TORTURE DETAINEES

According to declassified reports, video evidence and testimony from whistleblower guards and soldiers, the US government used music to torture detainees in a number of different ways.? In some cases, songs would be played in repetition for hours or days on end, as to drive the prisoner to insanity. Music was also used to prevent detainees from sleeping, which is another way of creating delirium and vulnerability in the detainees. Some songs were chosen because they were annoying, while others were chosen because they may have been offensive to the prisoner’s culture or religion.

 

 

 

House Passes Bill that Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA

While everyone’s attention was focused on the Senate and the Keystone XL decision on Tuesday, some pretty shocking stuff was quietly going on in the House of Representatives. The GOP-dominated House passed a bill that effectively prevents scientists who are peer-reviewed experts in their field from providing advice — directly or indirectly — to the EPA, while at the same time allowing industry representatives with financial interests in fossil fuels to have their say. Perversely, all this is being done in the name of “transparency.”

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Two reportedly dead, ‘including gunman’, as police open fire and storm Sydney cafe with stun grenades as hostages flee in terror

The gunman who held hostage at least a dozen people for up to 17 hours, is one of two reportedly killed in a dramatic shoot-out at a Sydney cafe during the early hours of Tuesday which abruptly ended the seige.

Police fired automatic weapons and lobbed stun grenades before storming the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in the heart of the city’s central business district.

There were at least three others were injured, but this could not immediately be confirmed.

Live television coverage showed at least two people being taken away from the scene on stretchers. One hostage was seen being carried out of the building. She appeared to be in pain, and blood flowed down her legs.

Nine News reported that eleven hostages had been accounted for after the police raid, which occurred shortly after 2am.

 

 

 

Spending bill bans schools from serving children Chinese chicken, salty food and belching cows are winners

 

 

 

Obama Puts In Oil Lobbyist To Stop Climate Change & Corrupt Cop To Clean Up Police

 

 

 

Bankers against Gold; Willem Buiter of Citi throws up on Gold (and Bitcoin)

 

 

 

You Are Hereby Baffled With Bullshit

 

 

 

Repatriation Contagion: Austria May Recall 225 Tons of Gold From BOE, is France Next?

 

 

 

Kansas Governor Proposes Using Pension Money to Cover Budget Gaps Created By His Tax Cuts (fascism)

All the proof you need that today’s GOP are the party of Fascism

 

 

 

 

It’s time to encourage a ‘Jewish Spring’

As elections loom and politicians begin to woo their voters in Israel, now is the time for people power. As an extraordinarily critical time emerges in the Middle East, love them or hate them, it is time for us to get out our pompoms and support real change in Israel.

Questions need to be asked of the major US funders, who are using outlandish propaganda to raise funds – such as 40% of cot deaths in Israel are in fact murder and 38% of children are sexually or psychologically abused. What sane democratic country such as the USA would pour in military aid to such a deranged people? Of course, the spreading of such lies is merely a smokescreen for the these funders to make money in their own private institutions. One such organisation – the Lynn Shusterman Foundation – seems to be using outlandish propaganda to feed its private profits.

 

 

 

U.S. Taxpayers Now Alone in Financing Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

The IMF has concluded that it was too optimistic when loaning Ukraine $17 billion at the end of April, and that the Ukrainian Government’s economic condition is far worse than the IMF expected, and also that the Government’s anti-corruption program is too weak to justify the planned loan-installments or “tranches” going to Ukraine. Therefore, “even providing the program of the next two tranches is open to question.”

 

 

 

Police storm Sydney café after suspect identified as self-styled religious leader

Police appear to have attempted to storm the Sydney where a self-styled Muslim cleric was holding hostages.

Explosions were heard and armed tactical officers could be seen running into the building, live televisions broadcast in Australia show.

UPDATE: Siege is now over. Gunman under arrest. He was living in Australia because he had run afoul of Iranian authorities. A self-describes religious man, like so many clergy, he has been charged with sexual abuse against others. More details to follow.

 

 

 

BBC Changes Their Story, Slightly

 

 

 

Federal prosecutors in Florida’s Middle District collect record cash

 

 

 

Albert Einstein on Israel: How Famed German Physicist Felt About Creation of Jewish State

Einstein was a pacifist who favored a Jewish homeland but was against a sovereign entity, with an army, interests, and endless strife, according to the Shapell Manuscript Foundation. Instead, he favored a bi-national formula with Arabs and Jews sharing a common state.

In 1919, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist wrote: “Zionist cause is very close to my heart…. I am very confident of the happy development of the Jewish colony and am glad that there should be a tiny speck on this earth in which the members of our tribe should not be aliens,” according to the Zionism Israel Information Center.

 

 

 

THE FEDERAL RESERVE EMBEZZLES $4 BILLION FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT—DAILY

 

 

 

Ex-judge convicted of planting drugs on woman: Judge conspired to plant methamphetamine on a woman shortly after she publicly accused him of propositioning her in his chambers

A former Georgia judge recently returned to the courtroom last week, but this time he was on the other side of the bench.

Bryant Cochran, the ex-chief magistrate of Murray County, was convicted Thursday of conspiring to plant methamphetamine in the car of a woman who had publicly accused him of propositioning her for sex.

 

 

 

Yet no apology: CIA’s mistaken detention destroyed German man’s life

Khalid al Masri is a broken man today. A decade after the CIA snatched him by mistake, flew him half way around the world in secret, and questioned him as part of its detention and interrogation program, he’s yet to recover.

 

 

 

Germany says will help finance four new Israeli warships

As part of its atonement for the Nazi Holocaust, Germany is committed to Israel’s security and has often helped pay for the cost of military equipment such as submarines.

 

 

 

NY Police Union: “We have to teach our children, our sons and our daughters, no matter who they look like, to respect New York City police officers. Teach them to comply with police officers, even if they feel it’s unjust.”

WEBMASTER ADDITION: The United States Supreme Court ruled in John Bad Elk vs United States that when the police are acting outside the law, citizens have a legal right to resist up to and including the use of lethal force.

 

 

 

American GDP/Adjusted Monetary Base – It is in worse shape than it was during the Great Depression

 

 

 

Surprise: Spanish Newspapers Beg Government And EU To Stop Google News Shutting Down

Once again, it seems that an obsession with “protecting” copyright from imaginary harm causes otherwise rational people to lose the ability to think properly.

 

 

 

The dollar is headed for collapse – 599 failed paper currencies in world history prove it

For centuries, the British Pound was the world’s reserve currency, because it was consider to be the strongest of all currencies.

 

 

 

Amazon sellers hit by nightmare before Christmas as glitch cuts prices to 1p

There were Christmas shopping bargains galore on Amazon’s website over the weekend … for about an hour. Because of a technical glitch, the prices of thousands of items crashed to 1p – giving eagle-eyed customers a pre-Christmas treat while leaving scores of small family-owned businesses nursing heavy losses, with some warning they could enter the new year facing closure.

From 7-8pm on Friday, software used by third-party sellers to ensure their products are the cheapest on the market went haywire and reduced prices to as little as 1p. “Amazon is all kinds of broken,” one observer tweeted. “Mattress 1p. Headphones 1p. Batteries, clothing, games all 1p. Someone messed up big time.”

Martin Le Corre, who sells toys and games via his MB Housewares store on Amazon, told the Guardian that the glitch in software developed by RepricerExpress could have cost him more than £100,000.

 

 

 

Even if oil prices fall to $40, OPEC will not change the decision to maintain production

 

 

 

Microsoft withdraws bad Windows 7 update that broke future Windows 7 updates

The problem update is called KB3004394. The purpose of this update was to change how Windows updates its collection of root certificates used to authenticate SSL and TLS connections. Without the update, Windows is meant to poll for certificate updates once a week. With the update, this frequency is increased to once a day.

Unfortunately, this apparently simple change has had severe consequences for some users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, with users reporting that Windows Update, drivers from both Nvidia and AMD, and some third-party software including Virtual Box are all unable to install correctly. The error code 0x8004FF91 seems to be a common finding.

Microsoft has issued a second update to remove the bad update from affected machines and has withdrawn the original update for Windows 7.

 

 

 

End Rothschild Central Banking System : The Only Way to Stop Hyperinflation

 

 

 

PROXY WAR Between U.S. and Russia — Senate Passes Bill to Fund Ukraine!

 

 

 

Sony Attorney David Boies Threatens Media Over Hack Stories

Sony Pictures Entertainment lawyer David Boies sent a letter to news organizations Sunday, cautioning them against using information that hackers have leaked about the studio.

In the letter, first reported by The New York Times, Boies referred to leaked Sony documents as “stolen information” and demanded that the files be ignored, or destroyed if they had already been downloaded.

“We are writing to ensure that you are aware that SPE does not consent to your possession, review copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use of the stolen information, and to request your cooperation in destroying the stolen information,” the letter reads.

 

 

 

Cleared in release in 2009… but still in jail: Guantanamo inmate tells how he is subject to horrific treatment including rape threats and being drugged

A Guantanamo Bay inmate has described how he is still being subjected to horrific treatment at the notorious jail despite being cleared for release four years ago.

Samir Naji told how he had been drugged, threatened with rape and forced to watch videos of other detainees being abused at the prison in Cuba which Barack Obama has promised – but so far failed – to close down.

The Yemeni has been imprisoned for nearly 13 years after being accused of serving in Osama bin Laden’s security detail. He was cleared for release in 2009 but remains in the US detention facility with 135 other inmates.

Mr Naji released a first-person account of his experience inside Guantanamo through his lawyers.

 

 

 

Just like Australia intends to do as a policy position………………….KT

Netanyahu to tell Kerry: Israel expects U.S. to veto Palestinians’ UN bid

Senior Israeli official says U.S. should maintain its policy on unilateral measures, ahead of leaders’ Rome meet; Kerry staff nixes scheduled photo op; Palestinians say will submit UN draft resolution this week.

Blair and Straw should ‘absolutely’ be quizzed over British complicity in torture, says former home secretary Alan Johnson

US hostage Peter Kassig was killed by gunshot BEFORE being beheaded, analysis shows, suggesting he may have resisted ISIS captors

Extraordinary new research has emerged suggesting Peter Kassig’s beheading was faked by ISIS, and that the U.S. aid worker was killed by a gunshot, not decapitated by Jihadi John as implied.

Medical experts examining an ISIS propaganda video in which Mr Kassig’s severed head is seen at the feet of ISIS’ British executioner in chief, have concluded that he is likely to have been shot dead.

The claims add further weight to speculation over why Mr Kassig’s full body was not shown in the video. Unlike ISIS’ previous sickening filmed murders, he did not speak directly to camera before being killed and his body was not shown after the murder.

 

 

 

Victoria, TX cop tackles and tasers 76 year old man for an expired registration sticker. Even worse, turns out the the sticker was unnecessary because it was a new car with dealer tags

A Victoria police officer is under investigation after a 76-year-old man accused him of using excessive force during a traffic stop.
The officer, Nathanial Robinson, 23, was placed on administrative duty Friday pending the outcome of an internal investigation into whether he violated the use of force policy when he tased Victoria resident Pete Vasquez, said Chief J.J. Craig. The officer was hired after graduating from the police academy two years ago.

 

 

 

As predicted, ‘they’ come up with something to change the narrative…

Just in time to turn the talking points meme from torture to ‘lets bomb Iran‘.
Funny how that works…

 

 

 

Sydney siege: Sydney commuters volunteer to ride by Muslims’ side, hashtag #illridewithyou trends on twitter

A hashtag showing support for Muslim Australians has taken off on social media following a siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney today.
#illridewithyou is trending worldwide on Twitter, rising by hundreds of tweets per minute since it began this morning.
702 ABC Sydney have had calls from Muslim listeners who say they are too scared to ride on public transport at the moment.

 

 

 

So Shinzo Abe storms back. Next up in Asia, beggar-thy-neighbour currency debasement war starring Japan, China, Korea et al ….? The printing press is alive and well and being used to devalue the entire world!

 

 

 

THE DEVALUED AMERICAN WORKER

The American economy has stopped delivering the broadly shared prosperity that the nation grew accustomed to after World War II. The explanation for why that is begins with the millions of middle-class jobs that vanished over the past 25 years, and with what happened to the men and women who once held those jobs. Millions of Americans are working harder than ever just to keep from falling behind; Green is one of them. Those workers have been devalued in the eyes of the economy, pushed into jobs that pay them much less than the ones they once had.

 

 

 

NOTORIOUS BRITISH CRIMINAL AND MILLIONAIRE SLUM LANDLORD NICHOLAS VAN HOOGSTRATEN IS BANKROLLING MUGABE’S RUTHLESS WIFE ‘GUCCI GRACE’ TO BE THE WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE DICTATOR

Notorious for her foreign shopping sprees and obsession with Ferragamo shoes, Grace Mugabe has long been a figure of derision in Zimbabwe. Now the 49-year-old – known as ‘Disgrace,’ ‘Gucci Grace’ or the ‘First Shopper’ – is launching an astonishing bid to become the world’s first female dictator – backed with millions in cash from a deeply unsavoury British millionaire.

 

 

 

Alleged GCHQ hacking of Belgian telecoms firm was widespread, reports reveal

Snowden told The Intercept that the Belgacom hack was the first documented case to show one EU member state mounting a cyber-attack on another, being a breath-taking example of the scale of the state-sponsored hacking problem.

According to the documents received from Snowden, GHCQ first infiltrated the computers of three Belgian engineers back in 2011 and the virus went on undetected until 2013, when Belgacom removed it from its system. It is said that the malicious software was camouflaged as legitimate Microsoft software whilst extracting data.

“The security service was thus able to intercept communications from Belgacom’s individual clients, from NATO and the EU, as well as from clients of hundreds of international telecoms providers. It is an unprecedented violation of the privacy of anybody who used a mobile telephone,” De Standaard said.

 

 

 

Calls for ‘torture team’ prosecutions persist as Cheney brags “I’d do it again”

Former vice president of the United States Dick Cheney told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday that he’d “do it again in a minute.”

 

 

 

Sydney siege: gunman ‘demands Islamic State flag’

The fact he then demanded an Isil flag sparked speculation that the gunman may have made a mistake in his initial choice of flag.

 

 

 

BREAKING: American Airlines #AA135 from London to Los Angeles is declaring an emergency. holding 26,000 feet.

UPDATE: Cause for return to ground is an on board medical emergency.

 

 

 

Exactly how the US trained and armed ISIS

Bump to the top now that the “Iranian terrorist” in Sydney has been linked to ISIS!

 

 

 

“ISIL completely fabricated enemy by USA”, former CIA contractor

Bump to the top now that the “Iranian terrorist” in Sydney has been linked to ISIS!

 

 

 

America’s Despotic Reality

Whether a tyranny labels itself as communism, fascism. dictatorship, monarchy, they all fall under the umbrella of despotism. How can we tell if our nation of liberty and civil rights is sliding towards a system run by despots? Knowing the signs are critical, especially when they are happening all around us.

 

 

 

Harry Dent – Gold Target $700 or Lower

 

 

 

Shooter on the loose in Monthomery County Pa. Now barricaded. 5 dead. Military Vet

 

 

 

Hackers promise “Christmas present” Sony Pictures won’t like

This weekend, the “Guardians of Peace”—the cyber-attackers who brought Sony Pictures Entertainment’s network down in November and have since shared over a terabyte of the company’s internal data—made two more dumps of SPE data to file sharing sites and torrents. The second of the two, on Sunday, was the e-mail box of Sony Pictures Releasing International President Steven O’Dell. And the hackers promised a “Christmas present” soon of even more data if the company does not relent and meet their unspecified demands.

This hack story is not being reported, it is being promoted! Coupled with the FBI warning that Iranian hackers are about to strike, I expect a virtual 9-11 to happen to justify a government clamp down on the internet!

 

 

 

Boston Bombing: Feds Admit No Evidence Tsarnaev Brothers Involved in the Slayings

For nearly any crime requiring a “Whodunnit” answer in Boston around the time of the April 15, 2013, Marathon bombing, the authorities answered: The Tsarnaev brothers.

One egregious crime pinned on them was a grisly Sept. 11, 2011, triple murder in Waltham, Mass.

Now, prosecutors in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have delivered a shocking reversal. They admit to having no evidence that his dead brother, Tamerlan, was involved in the slayings.

That wasn’t the case right after the bombing: law enforcement fingered Tamerlan as the perpetrator, and suggested Dzokhar may have been involved. Much of the media has presented it as fact ever since.

This is a pattern we’ve seen since the bombing: The government feeds prejudicial information (usually anonymously) to the press, implying Tamerlan and Dzhokhar’s guilt, despite having flimsy or no evidence. In the most extreme example, prosecutors had to completely recant their accusation thatthe brothers robbed a 7-Eleven.

The FBI was trying to coerce Ibragim Todashev into saying that the Tsarnaev brothers were the killers in the triple murder, but apparently Ibragim resisted to the point where he was shot several times by one of the FBI agents, including a kill shot to the top of his head. The FBI agent has never been charged with the murder, carried out whlie trying to frame someone else for a murder.

 

 

 

The Derivatives Nightmare & Physical Precious Metals Moving From Weak Institutions To Strong Retail Hands — Rick Rule

 

 

 

We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data

Traditionally, privacy worries for consumers and tech companies have been limited to keeping information secure from third parties or hackers. But a series of internal abuses show that tech company employees often have universal access to user information, as well as reason — be it pure voyeuristic curiosity or, in the worst cases, a vendetta — to look at our whereabouts, spending, and of the most private corners of our lives.

 

 

 

Sydney siege live: Police identify Lindt cafe gunman as Iranian cleric Man Haron Monis

Police have identified the man behind the siege at Lindt cafe in Sydney as Iranian cleric Man Haron Monis.

“See? See? We HAVE to invade Iran now! Right? Right? Of course right!” — Official White Horse Souse

 

 

 

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): Profit, Power and Geopolitics

The fact is that GMO technology would still be owned and controlled by certain very powerful interests. In their hands, this technology is first and foremost an instrument of corporate power, a tool to ensure profit. Beyond that, it is intended to serve US global geopolitical interests. Indeed, agriculture has for a long time been central to US foreign policy.

“American foreign policy has almost always been based on agricultural exports, not on industrial exports as people might think. It’s by agriculture and control of the food supply that American diplomacy has been able to control most of the Third World. The World Bank’s geopolitical lending strategy has been to turn countries into food deficit areas by convincing them to grow cash crops – plantation export crops – not to feed themselves with their own food crops.” Professor Michael Hudson [3].

The Project for a New American Century and the Wolfowitz Doctrine show that US foreign policy is about power, control and ensuring global supremacy at any cost [4,5]. Part of the plan for attaining world domination rests on the US controlling agriculture and hijacking food sovereignty and nations’ food security.

 

 

 

One sentence that proves the American torture program was a national disgrace. “Hummus in a mans rectum”

 

 

 

Locked away for 17 months, accused Boston Marathon bomber set to emerge in court this week

He spends most of his days in “nearly total isolation,” according to his attorneys, locked behind a heavy steel door in a tiny cell in the most restricted wing at Fort Devens medical prison 40 miles outside Boston.

 

 

 

Russian Central Bank Intervenes After Currency Crashes, Halts “Manipulated” Equity Futures Trading

The Russian Ruble has collapsed this morning. Despite a modest dead-cat-bounce-like rally in crude oil, the Ruble is down almost 3 handles smashing through the 61/USD level for the first time ever. Minutes after flash-crashing to 61.46/USD, officials, according to Reuters, halted trading in certain instruments to “prevent possible manipulation of equity futures market.”

How Congress Secretly Just Legitimized Questionable NSA Mass Surveillance Tool

We recently noted that, despite it passing overwhelmingly, Congress quietly deleted a key bit of NSA reform that would have blocked the agency from using backdoors for surveillance. But this week something even more nefarious happened, and it likely would have gone almost entirely unnoticed if Rep. Justin Amash’s staffers hadn’t caught the details of a new provision quietly slipped into the Intelligence Authorization Act, which effectively “legitimized” the way the NSA conducts most of its mass surveillance.

 

 

 

Ex-Mossad chief: Peace will elude us until we treat Palestinians with dignity

There will never be peace in the Middle East as long as Israelis don’t treat the Palestinians as equals, Efraim Halevy said last week, accusing senior government officials of advancing “condescending” policies toward the Palestinians.

 

 

 

The NSA Revelations All in One Chart

This is a plot of the NSA programs revealed in the past year according to whether they are bulk or targeted, and whether the targets of surveillance are foreign or domestic. Most of the programs fall squarely into the agency’s stated mission of foreign surveillance, but some – particularly those that are both domestic and broad-sweeping – are more controversial.

But the NSA still cannot find who hacked SONY! :)

Silver Eagle Coin Sales Very Robust – Record High For Second Consecutive Year

Obama protected torturers from criminal charges but also civil suits & int’l investigation

Diego Garcia guards its secrets even as the truth on CIA torture emerges

The publication last week of a long-awaited US Senate intelligence report has raised fresh questions about what the UK knew about the CIA’s torture programme – and in particular the role played by an obscure overseas British territory.’

Is Obama Blackmailing Boehner? -Drudge Tweets: Spending Bill Passed Because NSA Has ‘Dirt’ on Speaker

He drinks a bit. That is well-chronicled.

The tabloids have splashed headlines about torrid affairs, including one with a lobbyist.

And, of course, he cries in public.

But is there more to the personal story of House Speaker John Boehner that would explain his funding of Obamacare and the president’s executive action providing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens in his budget accommodation with Democrats?

Enter the ubiquitous Matt Drudge who tweeted Friday: “Obama got EVERYTHING. NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins.”

The Bill Clinton Murders – Bill Clinton Exposed

A biography of former President William Jefferson Clinton that reveals his history of lies, womanizing, threats and likely murders of political opponents and close associates who might have revealed his misgivings. The Whitewater scandal, Hillary and Bill’s disdain for the police professionals who protected them, Bill’s affairs, Hillary’s fraudulent business deals, and countless other instances of corruption shed a stunning light on America’s former first family and the ring of power they assembled around them.

We Just Witnessed The Worst Week For Global Financial Markets In 3 Years

Is this the start of the next major financial crisis? The nightmarish collapse of the price of oil is creating panic in financial markets all over the planet. On June 16th, U.S. oil was trading at a price of $107.52. Since then, it has fallen by almost 50 dollars in less than 6 months. This has only happened one other time in our history.

Rioting and vandalism in Zurich, Switzerland

The protest began on Friday evening at 22.15 clock.

Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse some 500 people who caused hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage
that police said was claimed by left-wing radicals.

Zurich is a major financial hub hosting several banking giants.Cars, trees and bins were set alight in the upscale and normally peaceful city.
The violence erupted during a left-wing protest in Zurich’s upscale Stadtkreis 4 neighbourhood.

Selma

Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever.

The Christmas Day release of this film strikes me as more than coincidental to the push to revive race hate in this country!

When Income Peaked – Americans’ Best Days Are Behind Them – A Stunning 210 Counties, Income Peaked Over 45 Years Ago!

Australia: What a Coincidence! Counter Terrorism training and hostage situation in same location!

Australian News reports that 2 or more Terrorists have taken aprox 30 people hostage in a small cafe in Martin Place Sydney.

Last year a video was uploaded to Youtube showing Counter Terrorism training going on in this exact same location! Coincidence?

British Royal Marines Join U.S. Troops, LAPD for final week of ‘Realist Urban Training,’ Machine-Gunning Civilian Practice Targets in Calif.

A week of ‘Realistic Urban Training’ drills which culminates December 16th in Los Angeles has included British foreign troops into its training festivities. Two new videos and several photos were released by the military yesterday and include video of U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Forcea at downtown L.A. raids, as well as numerous photos of international troops machine-gunning civilian enemy combatant practice targets.

America’s Terrorist Mercenaries Wreak Havoc in Sydney

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Reports indicate that a gunman dressed in Al Qaeda or “Islamic State” (ISIS) attire has taken hostages in a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney. Demands made by the gunman include being allowed to contact Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and bringing him the Al Qaeda/ISIS flag.

The latest incident should be examined in the context of ISIS’ genesis and the source of its ability to seemingly menace the entire planet with violence and acts of terrorism with seemingly inexhaustible resources…

EMPIRE MANUFACTURING INDEX COLLAPSES TO NEGATIVE: Empire Fed -3.6, Exp. 12.40, New orders plunged and unfilled orders utterly collapsed from -7.45 to -23.96!

John Yoo on torture: Rectal violation is not allowed, crushing a child’s testicles is no problem

THE OTHER TORTURE REPORT: U.S. TAUGHT TORTURE TECHNIQUES TO BRAZIL DICTATORSHIP

The United States wasn’t the only country releasing information about past human rights abuses last week. A report released by the Brazilian Truth Commission found that some members of that country’s military came to the United States for a special kind of education—to learn how to torture dissidents in their country. More than 300 Brazilians came to the School of the Americas, located at Fort Benning, Georgia, where instructors “recommended interrogation techniques like torture, execution, blackmail and arresting the relatives of those being questioned,” according to a Pentagon manual released in 1996.

Philippine prosecutors charge US Marine with murder

Russians can now carry guns for ‘self-defense’

In an amendment to its tough gun control laws, the Russian government eases restrictions, allowing citizens to carry licensed weapons for the purposes of ‘self-defense.’

Until now Russian gun enthusiasts were only permitted to carry firearms for hunting or target shooting after obtaining a license through the Interior Ministry. Russian gun licenses are to be renewed every five years, and applicants face strict background checks and are required to take gun safety courses.

The addendum to the law now lists self-defense as a legally acceptable reason for carrying a weapon.

Activists launch online initiative against ‘Internet Tax’

A group of Russian citizens has launched a petition seeking to prevent the adoption of a bill that would introduce a universal tax on the internet, collected by rights organizations representing authors of copyrighted films, music and books.

The anonymous authors of the motion claim that the universal tax is against the law as it would force the majority of internet users to pay for content that they never download or use.

Terrorists, My Arse

Am I offending the families of the persons who may get hurt in Sydney today? Maybe so, but I am un-offending the rest of us. We need to get sensible, Folks. We should have been quicker and firmer in noting that the terrorism that befell Ottawa a few weeks ago looked very scripted.

We need a measuring stick for these things, one that any citizen can apply. Example: after dropping bombs at the Boston Marathon, the brother Tsarnaev did a ‘carjacking.’ That’s diagnostic. If those boys needed a ride, they had only to drop into the subway at Copley Square and be transported to their choice of remote towns.

Far as I know, the Powers That Be are so drunk with their success in using the word ‘terrorist,’ or even the quick-symbol word ‘Muslim,’ to scare people into accepting authoritarianism that they have completely overdone it.

Reid says ‘right-wing wackos’ to blame for removing his name in Utah

Reid’s name was removed from Southern Utah University’s Outdoor Engagement Center in Cedar City in August, several months after a group of Republicans met with school President Scott Wyatt and made the request to remove it.

 

 

 

7 GMO Claims Debunked

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth debunks 7 claims made by the food authorities:

Claim 1: Genetic engineering isn’t radical technology
Claim 2: GMO Crops aren’t new
Claim 3: Farmer’s Don’t Want to Save Seeds, Anyway
Claim 4: The Only Way to Feed the World is Through GMOs
Claim 5: GMO’s don’t cause health problems
Claim 6: It’s Not just Monsanto, All Research says GMOs are okay
Claim 7: *GMOs don’t spread to other crops and wild plants

“Net Neutrality”: The Citizens of the Internet Can Defeat the Telecom Mafia

In a claim that must have people laughing out loud, the telecom and broadband providers are fighting net neutrality by claiming that they will raise the rates of consumers! It is hard to believe that even telecom lobbyists, well-paid to mislead Congress and regulators, could make this claim without smirking as cable bills have been rising at four times the rate of inflation without net neutrality.

Pirates with Nukes

NeoCon Glenn Beck is a devoted cheerleader of Zionism. Making things worse, he is also a Dispensationalist. Departing from the solid research on condemning the failed philosophy of Progressivism, Beck demeans his audience with a false history of Palestine and the nature of the Israeli state. His religious doctrine regarding Israel makes him an apostate. Duping well intentions, but ill-informed viewers into accepting the crimes of Israel, as the will of God, is why he is a Trojan horse.

He is just one of the countless buffoons or propagandists who earned their place in the media circus by proving their loyalty to a gang of criminals. Israel is no ally of the United States. Zionism is not a victim. “Likudnick” Benjamin Bebe Netanyahu is no friend of America. Most importantly, not all Jews are Zionists or even support the state of Israel.

The shop is directly opposite Channel 7 – convenient for mainstream publicity.

Read the comments. I am not alone in thinking this smells to high heaven!

Australian Defence personnel held counterterrorism training in Martin Place 1 May 2013

More indications that this hostage situation is a staged propaganda stunt.

‘Was my son lynched?’ FBI to investigate hanging death of black North Carolina teen

The state medical examiner, who performed an autopsy, ruled Lacy’s death a suicide. Some residents criticized authorities for not probing further, even if to support the suicide finding. But on Friday, amid calls for federal authorities to step in, Bladen County prosecutor Jon David said in a televised news conference that the case remains open and that he welcomed help from the FBI.

The US Government is desperate to turn the American people against each other; to divide us to keep us conquered. That the FBI is involved is very telling in that it was the FBI’s COINTELPRO program of the 1960s that used dirty tricks such as the Black Panther Coloring Book to anger the blacks and whites against each other so we could not unite in opposition to the war in Vietnam.

And it looks like they are up to their old tricks again!

US Government Officials Admit: We’ll Torture Again, Unless You Prosecute Us

Sydney Terrorists Sounds Like A Hoax

These Presidential libraries are the modern equivalent of the triumphal arches and monuments Roman Emperors built to glorify themselves………………KT

George W. Bush Presidential Library remodeling now complete

 

 

 

Robert Fisk on the CIA ‘torture report': Once again language is distorted in order to hide US state wrongdoing

Long before I knew him, undergraduate Fisk laboured at his university linguistics course, where Chomsky’s work first alerted me to the pernicious use of language. Hence I condemn at once the vile semantics of the Pentagon and the CIA. Not just that old, wolfish, obscene phrase “collateral damage”, but the language of torture.

Or, as the lads who torture on our behalf call it, “enhanced interrogation techniques”. Let’s take a closer look at that. “Enhanced” is a word of improvement. It suggests something better, more learned, even less costly. For example, “enhanced medicine” would presumably involve a more streamlined way of improving your health. Just as “enhanced schooling” would suggest a more worthy education for a child. “Interrogation” at least gives a hint of what this is all about. Asking questions and getting – or not getting – a reply. But “techniques” beats the lot. A technique is a technical skill, is it not? Usually, so my dictionary tells me, in artistic work.

 

 

 

Journalism ethics take a hit with Rolling Stone’s unravelling rape story

Even bad doctors must have qualifications, and are bound by enforceable ethics. Not so journalists; in fact, anyone who says he’s a journalist is one.

And as revenues implode and the death spiral of traditional journalism accelerates, such journalistic ethics as once existed are rapidly becoming artifacts.

As Andrew Sullivan, the former editor of The New Republic and Atlantic magazines, put it recently, there is no longer any “sense of an ethical line … It is survival at all costs.”

Among other things, the new breed is adept at sticking a finger in the air and sensing trends and going with them. Joining social movements can make you look worthy; it also results in treasured Facebook “shares” and re-tweets.

That is the only possible explanation for the travesty published last month by Rolling Stone magazine, generally considered a pillar of traditional, aggressive journalism.

I personally think Rolling Stone may have been set up, to silence them after publishing Matt Taibbi’s devastating critiques on Wall Street!

 

 

 

Congress approves plan to allow pension cuts

More than a million retired and current truck drivers, construction workers and other union workers could see their pension benefits cut now that Congress passed a proposal aimed at shoring up some of the nation’s biggest pensions.

Tacked on as an amendment to the government’s $1.1 trillion spending bill, the proposal was approved by the Senate late Saturday night.

While those sponsoring the pension proposal say it is “the only available option” to save failing multiemployer pension plans, other groups — like the AARP and the Pension Rights Center — are crying foul.

There is another option to cutting pensions. Take those Wall Street bankers whose 2008 mortgage-backed securities fraud wrecked the pension funds in the first place and make them cover the shortfall to protect the pensioners!

 

 

 

Belgium is down, stopped turning over Nationwide Strike,.. no plaines , no trains , no busses, no work in offices, no school, factories…nothing

 

 

 

Two men charged in Sydney over alleged terrorism offences

A senior police source confirmed to Fairfax Media that one of the men was arrested for allegedly financing terrorism.

The man is understood to have been arrested during Operation Appleby, the largest counter-terrorism probe in Australia, that was carried out in September, but he was released at the time.

Take a guess how you can be arrested for financing terror, then be released.

 

 

 

THE LAVON AFFAIR – IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF?

In 1954, Israeli agents working in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including a United States diplomatic facility, and left evidence behind implicating Egyptian Muslims as the culprits. The ruse would have worked, had not one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to capture and identify one of the bombers, which in turn led to the round up of an Israeli spy ring.

Some of the spies were from Israel, while others were recruited from the local Jewish population. Israel responded to the scandal with claims in the media that there was no spy ring, that it was all a hoax perpetrated by “anti-Semites”.

Something to keep in mind while the media wags “Arab terrorists” at us in Australia and Belgium!

 

 

 

The Sydney Lindt Ball Attack

To understand today’s ISIS attack on the Sydney Lindt Chocolate Café on Martins Place, right in the heart of the city, you got to know Sydney. The Lindt Chocolate Café is the main competitor of the Mossad owned Max Brenner Café chain. The Lindt Café targeted in today’s attack is just across the road from Sydney’s biggest Max Brenner Café.

Two other clues you need to recall. Lindt is a Swiss company, and Switzerland just offered to host a meeting of signatory states to the Geneva Conventions on PA territories. Odd that “Arab terrorists” would target one of the good guys!

Second, the Australian police have shut down the Sydney Opera House, which is world famous and will get noticed. But the Sydney Opera House is a mile from the actual seen of the hostage drama. There really is no threat to the opera house; it is just media bait to drive the story!

 

 

 

CIA tortured German it mistook for a terrorist

 

 

 

Belgium hostage drama: Police standoff as ‘four armed men take hostage in apartment building’

Four armed men have reportedly taken a hostage leading to a tense standoff with police at an apartment building in Belgium.

Around 30 special police have been called out to the developing situation in Ghent, a city in the north west of the country, this morning.

Follow live update on the situation in Ghent here.

The Belgium hostage drama comes as the police in Australia continue to deal with a standoff with a suspected gunman in Syndey, who is holding a number of hostages inside a cafe.

 

 

 

Victoria police officer investigated for tasing driver, 76

 

 

 

A look at Israeli settler population growth

JERUSALEM (AP) — Here is a look at the growth in the population of Israel’s West Bank settlements over the past decade, including the past five years under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, compared with growth of the overall Israeli and Palestinian populations.
Note: All references to settlements should include the word “ILLEGAL”

 

 

 

Letters to the New World Order: Dear Torture-Loving War Criminal Dick Cheney

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Truthstream’s original series “Letters to the New World Order.” Letter #5 goes out to former Vice President DICK Cheney.

One time Aaron had a dream that saying the word “torture” five times resurrected Dick Cheney as every movie villain in the history of cinema combined like Voltron possessed by John McCain’s mother to single-handedly continue fighting the fictitious war on terror using war crimes to save the Middle East from the specter of peace.

Did I say dream? It was more like a nightmare of a nightmare that had a nightmare about a nightmare. On nightmare juice.

Five down, only 8,738 left to go.

~Mel

 

 

 

Another banker dies under suspicious circumstances

 

 

 

Israel’s Nazi Nuremberg Law-based Citizenship Definition not Strict Enough, says its Chief Rabbi

Israel’s Nazi Nuremberg Laws-based citizenship rules are not strict enough to preserve Jewish racial purity and more needs to be done to prevent non-Jews from marrying Jews, that country’s chief rabbi has declared, a report in the New Observer has revealed.

Interviewed by the Israeli newspaper Ynetnews, Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau—the single most powerful and influential Jewish religious leader in the world—said that his nation’s “Law of Return” was letting too many non-Jews into the country.

Trading on Thin Air

Trading on Thin Air explains the methods used by the financial oligarchy in the past to extract the wealth of the nation and shows how the same strategy is being used today to subvert a movement for conservation and sustainability and harness it in order to create the next big bubble.

The Hidden Enemy: Psychiatry

This documentary shows how the army is exploited as Psychiatry’s testing ground for drugs and other inhumane “treatment” which have resulted in exponential growth of military suicides. Currently, more US soldiers die from suicide than from combat.

Probable Islamic terror hoax in Australia

ISIS™ nabs a chocolate shop in Sydney, right across from Channel 7!

As of 10 PM Central time on the 14th (which is the 15th in Australia) an “Islamic terrorist” has taken over a Lindt chocolate shop in Sydney Australia and held 50 people hostage. But there are serious problems with this story.

The first problem? A sign the hostages reportedly were forced to hold up against the windows which read “We sacrifice ourselves for you, O Mohamed” was shown via a blurry photograph and had incomplete text. This would be expected of a hack doing this, no Muslim would get the text wrong.

John Hagee: A Profile in Pathological Christian Activism

We live in a truly depressing age — one where groups like the ADL and the Zionist Organization of America can kick back and let Christians do their dirty work for them. Although Pastor John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel, has recently backtracked on his recent claim that Barack Obama is one of the “most anti-Semitic presidents” in history

Jews Claim Historical Right To Crimea

Russian Jews have a historic right on which to base their land settling activity in the Crimea. This was the opinion expressed by Dr. Simon Dubnow, well known Russian Jewish historian, in an interview with the representative of the “Menorah.”

 

 

 

Slavery By Consent

Slowly, the world awakens from the nightmare of debt slavery and illegitimate authority imposed on us for nearly 6000 years which has violated the natural, universal laws made to govern us and our interaction with each other and all other species on this planet by the Creator of the universe…

5 Myths About Marijuana Debunked

The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense.

DOD gave Georgia law enforcement agencies $70M in military surplus gear

According to U.S. Department of Defense records, equipment ranging from an ice cream maker to grenade launchers has been given to Georgia law enforcement and government agencies through a federal military surplus program. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia agencies received more than $70 million in decommissioned military gear, mostly in the last three years.

How far will cop unions go to halt reform?

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to break up Wall Street banks

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to introduce new legislation to break up Wall Street banks and prevent them from using the the House-passed spending bill to engage in the kind of investments that led to the 2008 financial crisis.

Stay out of small planes, Bernie!

Thousands of Hamas supporters march in Gaza

Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, took part in a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movement’s creation, at Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014.

Attempts to pressure Russia are futile – Lavrov to Kerry

It is useless for Washington to try to pressure Moscow on the world arena; instead, it should take into account the other side’s interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry as the two officials met in Rome.

“When discussing bilateral relations Lavrov stressed that their development is possible only on the basis of equality and mutual interests, while any attempts to pressure Russia have no prospect,” according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement on Facebook.

The top diplomats discussed the situation in southeastern Ukraine, and Lavrov stressed the importance of adhering to the Minsk agreements.

New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs.

Warheads in the nation’s stockpile are an average of 27 years old, which raises serious concerns about their reliability, they say. Provocative nuclear threats by Russian President Vladimir Putin have added to the pressure to not only design new weapons but conduct underground tests for the first time since 1992.

Iranian hackers planning attack on U.S. energy firms and universities, FBI warns

The FBI has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, a confidential agency document reveals.

Wow. They are really cranking up the BOOGA BOOGA to get us to forget that torture scandal and revive the war agenda!!

Wisconsin passed a law requiring outside investigation when police are involved in an incident that results in death

Race is at the forefront of the current debate over the police use of deadly force. But one shooting in Wisconsin highlights another factor at play when police shoot civilians — the lack of outside investigation. And the decade-old death has led to real reform in the state.

Breaking false flag/drill-gone-live: Sydney airspace shut down, Channel 7 studios evacuated during Martin Place siege –‘Islamic flag’ hung in Martin Place hostage crisis

Sydney Opera House evacuated: Reuters –Martin Place businesses, including the nearby Channel 7 studios, have been evacuated –Sydney airspace has also been reportedly shut down as a result of the Martin Place siege.

This is an out-of-proportion reaction to a simple hostage crisis. Shut down the airspace? That is being done to fan this story into a global news event, which is working because it is the lead story on the US Corporate media right now! The flags in the window signal this is being staged for political gain.

This propaganda is intended to distract from the US torturing of innocent Muslims, and return Muslims to their designated roles as permanent villains!

Cardboard cutouts of black LYNCHING victims linked to Eric Garner protests found hanging on campus at Berkeley

Cardboard cutouts of lynching victims were found hanging from ropes around the campus of the University of California in Berkeley, apparently linked to protests over the death of Eric Garner.

Three of the effigies were pictured around campus – one hanging from a gate, another from a tree and one on the floor held up by an activist.

The lifesize cardboard figures – which seemed to resemble historical lynching victims from 1911 – was printed with a slogan linked to protests over Eric Garner’s death by apparent chokehold at the hands of the NYPD.

“Someone” is really trying to find a way to get race riots going. Now who could that be? Well, the US needs to find some way to distract America from the torture scandal and the new laws that lay our wealth open for plundering by Wall Street, and right now the US Government is desperate for any excuse to declare a national emergency to confiscate the guns and shut down the independent media! Back in the 1960s, these kind of stunts were a major part of the FBI’s COINTELPRO program!

Romania agreed to host CIA ‘black sites’ to be accepted into NATO – ex spy chief

Romania allowed the CIA to use a number of sites on its territory, a former head of the country’s intelligence confessed. He added that Bucharest’s bid to join NATO at the time prevented it from asking the US about the purposes of the sites.

The sites in question were called “transit centers” and Romania was unaware of whether they were used for detention, Ioan Talpes, who headed Romania’s Foreign Intelligence Service from 2000 to 2004, told the daily Adevarul in a video interview posted online on Saturday.

“The Romanian side was not interested in what the Americans were doing, purposely to show them that they could trust us,” said Talpes.

‘I ran that n***** over': Two women who encouraged their friend to run over and kill black man after brutally beating and robbing him in unprovoked race-hate attack face prison

Two women are facing prison after they admitted this week to encouraging their friend to run over and kill a black man with his pick up during a deliberate mission to target and attack African Americans.

James Anderson, was run over by a Ford F250 truck outside a hotel in Jackson, Mississisppi, after being brutally beaten and robbed in 2011.

His assault was caught by a hotel surveillance camera – which has already resulted in the conviction of driver Deryl Dedmon who boasted afterwards to his friends – ‘I ran that n***** over.’

“What is it going to take to get you people to stop thinking about the CIA torture crap AND START KILLING EACH OTHER OFF, like we need you to do!” — Official White Horse Souse

Note that this crime actually happened back in 2011, which means reviving the story today serves the purpose of trying to fan up a racial crisis and riots here in the US so the government can declare a national emergency!

US isolated, BRICS to get greater voting power at IMF

Months after the formation of new financial institutions like the $100 billion BRICS Bank and the China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said Friday that the organization is ready to discuss IMF voting reforms without the United States to give BRICS and emerging countries greater voting power.

Lagarde said the IMF is disappointed with the US inaction to ratify the governance and quota reforms and will now move forward without Washington.

“The IMF’s membership has been calling on and was expecting the United States to approve the IMF’s 2010 Quota and Governance Reforms by year-end. Adoption of the reforms remains critical to strengthen the Fund’s credibility, legitimacy, and effectiveness, and to ensure it has sufficient permanent resources to meet its members’needs,” Lagarde said in a statement.

Torture, Gitmo, War on Terror caused more terrorism – ex UN Rapporteur

Chess champion and humanitarian Garry Kasparov says we’re forgotten the lessons of the Cold war

Forget The Torture Report, When Will The False Flag Terror Report Come Out?

The release of the Torture Report was a political act, and the report itself is a whitewash.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and others have given a pathetic and predictable defense of torture. By leaning on the false flag 9/11 events to morally, intellectually, and politically justify torture they have yet again revealed the emptiness of their arguments. They are using one crime to justify another one.

Putting It Together….and You See The Big Picture = The Complete Collapse Of The Petrodollar System.

The collapse of the Dollar and the Euro is a mathematical certainty.

Whitewashing a Palestinian minister’s murder

Jamal Kanj examines the murder by Israeli Wehrmacht soldiers of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein and the subsequent propaganda blitz by Israel and its Western stooges and nincompoops to whitewash the murder.

America Naked! Bill HR 4681 Takes 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendment Rights

During Obama’s reign, median wealth of black households fell 33.7%, from $16,600 in 2010 to $11,000 in 2013

How Eric Holder spun the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal to a lapdog media

Dick Cheney insists ‘rectal feeding’ was for medical reasons, not torture in defense of CIA

Excess in the City: ITV’s documentary on life in the square mile, featuring five traders/bankers and ex-banker Polly Courtney, who left to write a book about her experiences. – Britain’s super rich

The Global Bankers’ Coup Coming to US with Bail-In Bill

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged by Senator Elizabeth Warren; but the tide turned when Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorganChase, stepped into the ring. Perhaps what prompted his intervention was the unanticipated $40 drop in the price of oil. As financial blogger Michael Snyder points out, that drop could trigger a derivatives payout that could bankrupt the biggest banks. And if the G20’s new “bail-in” rules are formalized, depositors and pensioners could be on the hook.

17 Disgraceful Facts Buried In The Senate’s 600 Page Torture Report

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s extensive use of torture reveals that the agency regularly misled the White House and Congress about the information it had obtained from detainees and used techniques that are far more brutal than it — or former Bush administration officials — had previously acknowledged.

The solution: The major Wall Street banks must be broken up.

Moazzam Begg On CIA Torture Report

Following on from a damning report on “harsh interrogation techniques” used by the CIA, CAGE’s Moazzam Begg, talks to Sky News Tonight about his experiences of torture at the facility.

Get Out, Get Out, Get Out of the SYSTEM! | Ann Barnhardt (Part 3/3)

CIA & Torture – All Americans Are Now At Risk When Captured

Lost in all the defense of uncivilized and unethical behavior that should be criminally punished in the CIA Torture scandal, is the simple fact that human beings with a conscious do not act that way. It was agreed among nations that torture would be outlawed and the bottom-line is rather clear – no American is now safe for when captured they will be tortured in retaliation. The people who authorized this should be criminally prosecuted and the two psychologists in Spokane, Washington should stand trial for violating international and US law.

September 15, 2008 is the day that Lehman died and the moment that the world’s central banks led by the Fed went all-in. As it has turned out, that was an epochal leap into the most dangerous monetary deformation that the world has ever known.

We are in a currency wars environment and a “new” cold war. Perfect setting for gold.

War Drums Beat Louder & Faster Between U.S. & Russia

On Saturday, December 13th, Russian media reported that U.S. President Obama evidently can’t wait to sign the congressional authorization for war against Russia (which has already been passed in draft form by 98% of U.S. House members and 100% of U.S. Senate members), and that he is already shipping military supplies into Ukraine for use against Ukraine’s ethnic Russians that the Ukrainian Government is trying to eliminate.

Dutch court rules that Dutch central bank does not have authority to tell pension fund SPVG not to invest in gold

FRACKERS, WASHINGTON, OPEC, BRUSSELS AND THE CENTRAL BANKS: The consequences of being led by smartarsed idiots.

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The Jewish Technological Mind

These Israelis seem to be convinced that Palestinians are defeated by kosher technology. They are so wrong…

But they clearly made war and destruction into a profitable business…

Pro Israeli Jewish Terrorist Who Attacked George Galloway Is Jailed For 16 Months

A London court has sentenced a pro-Israel British man to 16 months in jail for attacking British lawmaker and Press TV presenter George Galloway earlier this year.

Judge Aidon Marron of the Isleworth Crown Court sentenced former BBC employee Niel Masterson on Thursday for assaulting the Bradford lawmaker in August.

Israelis Are Furious Over A Leaked IDF Video

Israeli army officials are outraged over a leaked IDF’s video analysis of two Palestinian sea-borne heroic commando raids during the recent onslaught on Gaza.

The nearly six-minute-long debriefing video and audio is made of an amalgam of CCTV footage from secretive army human and electronic surveillance outposts close to the beach at the northern end of the Gaza Strip. The video reveals an outstanding Palestinian heroism, but it also exposes the level of surveillance coverage around Israel’s border. The cuts are taken from various locations, angles and heights, include manned and remote watch towers, helicopters, drones, seaborne weapons-systems viewfinders and targeting systems, all synced together in order to track the Palestinian commandos.

Remarks by Senator Warren on Citigroup and Its Bailout Provision

THE CHANUKAH MIRACLE AND CIA TORTURE

Guardian editors chose the photo of Bush in front of a menorah (from a 2008 White House Hanukkah ceremony) despite the absence of any references to Jews in the text, and the fact that the media group no doubt has countless other photos of the former president – which don’t include eye-catching symbols evoking one particular religion which isn’t the focus of the editorial – that they could have used instead.

IN PALESTINE FREEDOM’S JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

Israel resumes building museum on Muslim cemetery

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Israeli forces detain over 20 in West Bank, East Jerusalem

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Activists raise Palestinian flag at checkpoint in Bethlehem

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The ghosts of Gaza: Interview with a front-line resistance fighter

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Israeli forces raid home of Ma’an reporter in Jerusalem

THE “BIG BANG” IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE – REVISED AND UPDATED

Yet even though hard evidence exists to warrant a full re-examination of the basic assumption of the expanding universe, our science classes and TV programs still promote the “Big Bang” view, just as the erroneous theory of Aristotle continued to be promoted even after Galileo proved it wrong, because one theory fits into a theology, and the other does not.

Man’s progress is not measured by the reaches of his science but by the limits of his superstition. The truth is known. But the truth is unpopular.

10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America

1) “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” Though many in the modern age have the will to bury their head in the sand when it comes to political matters, nobody can only concern themselves with the proverbial pebble in their shoe. If one is successful in avoiding politics, at some point the effects of the political decisions they abstained from participating in will reach their front door. More often than not, by that time the person has already lost whatever whisper of a voice the government has allowed them.

Greece Rises To The Top Of The World’s Economic Trouble Pile Once Again.

Raised Volcanic Alert Level 80km From Fukushima Plant / “Don’t approach the crater”

UK torture inquiry could summon Blair and Straw

ony Blair and his former foreign secretary Jack Straw could be summoned before a parliamentary inquiry in an attempt to determine the extent of any British involvement in torture of terror suspects.

The two senior figures from the last Labour government may be asked to give evidence to the intelligence and security committee (ISC) in the wake of the publication of a US Senate report confirming that the CIA used brutal and ineffective methods after 9/11.

However, pressure is growing on the government to announce a separate, judge-led inquiry, amid concerns that the ISC is too closely associated with the Westminster establishment.

Typical US family makes less than typical family 15 yrs ago, for first time since Depression

Peter Schiff Explains Tax Loss Selling in Bitcoin

There Is A Clear Trend Of The Northern EU Countries Actively Working To Repatriate Foreign-Held Gold

CHP: “Military Personnel Easily Fit Into The CHP’s Workforce And Adapt Well To Our Paramilitary Work Environment”

The California Highway Patrol website has a special military recruiting page which states “Former military personnel easily fit into the CHP’s workforce and adapt well to our paramilitary work environment” and that applicants can “use ‘military skills’ to ‘promote through the CHP’s ranks.’

The CHP then continues to admit they will promote military applicants further down the long hiring process, regardless of test scores!”All individuals awarded Veterans’ Preference will be certified in Rank 1 of the eligibility list, regardless of score.” Another page on their site admits “The California Highway Patrol is often described as a “paramilitary” department, and that is true.”
In the wake of CHP recently caught on video beating elderly grandmothers and pointing guns at protesters, perhaps this mentality of a ‘CHP PARAMILITARY FORCE’ ought to be examined.

What A Coincidence!

In 2003, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Australian Prime Minister John Howard deliver largely identical speeches urging their nations to join George W. Bush’s Coalition of the Willing to go to war with Iraq.
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Editor’s Comment

Apparently, both the Australian and the Canadian ministers had the SAME ideas during the SAME period, on the SAME issue (Iraq). Well, the outcome is the SAME speech.
Who says there are no angels?

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“I am not here to make friends. I am here to set humankind free. I realize that is a loss for those who need and take pride in their chains, but slavery has never set well with me.” — Michael Rivero

Top Dems in Congress knew of interrogation tactics in 2002, fmr. CIA official says

Some Democrats who have criticized the actions described in the Senate report on torture were aware of each of the techniques — including waterboarding and sleep deprivation — as far back as 2002, a former top CIA official said Sunday.

Morgan Freeman: Movie pirates have tiny, useless penises

Over the years anti-piracy PSAs haven’t enjoyed a great reception, with many ending up as objects of ridicule.

The moment that the Nobel Prize Winner spent $5 billion destabilizing Ukraine, it became a failed state. Not unlike the 7 Muslim countries that the Nobel Prize Winner has bombed – Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

Police union caught putting GPS on rival politician’s car and framing him for DUI

PROTECTING AND SERVING IS THE NEW RACKETEERING

‘Victory’ declared as source reveals DOJ will not force James Risen testimony

In what supporters are calling a “big victory for defying illegitimate authority,” the Department of Justice will reportedly not force New York Times journalist James Risen to testify against a source in court, an unnamed official told news outlets on Friday.

H. R. 5344: Responsible Body Armor Possession Act – Citizens would no longer be allowed to own Body Armor, punishable by up to 10 Years in Prison

Financial Crisis IMPLOSION as Bank Deregulation of Dodd-Frank!

 

 

 

Censorship 2.0: Shadowy forces controlling online conversations

 

 

 

SOPA Passed In Secret?!

Life Insurers Use State Laws to Avoid as Much as $100 Billion in U.S. Taxes

Some companies have been called economic traitors for seeking to lower their tax bills by moving overseas. But life insurers are accomplishing the same goal without leaving the country, saving as much as $100 billion in federal taxes, much of it in the last several years.

 

 

In the new geopolitical-security-economic world alignment, China is the economic powerhouse and Russia is the military/nuclear force which protects the common economic interests of both countries, and their BRICS partners . Australian leaders are aligning Australia with what is a failed and failing western geopolitical-economic force, which is doomed by any commonsensical and honest measure. Australian economic and security interests are at the most important juncture they have been at in the 200 odd years since British settlement, and if our politicians continue to force the old system on this country, Australia will either fail in economic and security terms or be dragged unwillingly for survival sakes into the new Sino-Russian-BRICS world. Australia, in the new world of economic and security facts, cannot continue on its merry way and close its mind to the reality and truth of international realpolitik, if she hopes to continue as a prosperous and secure nation whose people are free to share in the common wealth while remaining secure……………..KT

China used more cement in the last three years than the US used in the entire 20th century.

We’ve all seen the headlines about rampant Chinese economic growth. Many have presented evidence — from ghost cities, to excessive financial debt — that China’s growth is an unsustainable bubble. And maybe the boom there will soon give way to a bust.

These Two Contrasting Headlines Tell You All You Need To Know About Media Bias

The difference in the way the media treats Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren tells you all you need to know about bias in the media.
Compare these two headlines regarding Warren’s attempt to convince Democrats in the House to oppose the CRomnibus versus Ted Cruz’s similar effort in the Senate.

CIA torture is reason for France to exit NATO – Le Pen

Chicago Fed Reserve bank – Biggest Bank vault in the country bricking up windows on first floor

Yep, the fit is about to hit the shan!

Argentina

Argentina, a brief summary:

until 1950, Argentina was 5th power on this planet. Everything worked perfect, there was infrastructure, and raw materials to feed the planet. With 1.5 metres top-soil average in the Pampa region, this is the most fertile and commercially viable place on the planet.
It was a paradise, and lots of fortunes were made there.

Enter WW2. In 1948, Argentina hadn’t declared war on Germany yet. Why ? well, cuz they knew who was behind it. That is right, the Rothschild banksters, who had bankrolled Hitler.
So, the “World Bank” (now IMF) set up a blockade of Argentina. No more beef exports, no more Sorgum/Wheat/Corn/Milk exports.
After 2 years, the “World Bank” gave Argentina an ultimatum: either you install our puppet as a “democratic” ruler (Peron), and get rid of the Military gob-our-mint (until then not called a Junta).

Skinny Puppy demands $666,000 in royalties from U.S. government for using their music in Guantanamo torture

Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy have invoiced the U.S. government $666,000 in royalties after learning their music was used as a torture device at Guantánamo Bay:

Life is a struggle on €232,000, says university president

Ireland’s highest-paid university president has staunchly defended his six-figure salary.

The president of University College Cork, Dr Michael Murphy, who is paid €232,000 a year, has described how the heads of Irish universities “are as challenged at paying their bills as anyone else”.

Artist Brilliantly Illustrates What The GOP Just Did With Their Massive Victory in November

Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe the GOP is not a conservative party, and in fact wants conservatives to go away.

Sen. Rand Paul, introduces legislation to undo President Obama’s immigration executive order

Georgia judge convicted by federal jury of having deputy plant drugs on woman’s car.

Michigan Cop Kills Dog in Wrong Address Warrantless Home Entry

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

Dumbed Down NWO Trained Police Prepare For War With “Weapons Owners” And “Constitutionalists”

EUROPE’S RECOGNITION OF PALESTINE AND THE ISRAELI ELECTIONS

Israel is now in a race against time to change the map of Palestine. It will annex large parts of areas in the West Bank classified as “C”. This is the unilateral Israeli solution of the Palestinian question, a euphemism for the liquidation of the Palestinian cause.

THE SETTLEMENTS ARE STRANGLING PALESTINIAN TOURISM

Palestinian officials say the growth of Israeli settlements – there are now 22 around Bethlehem – is steadily strangling access, prompting tourists to stay away.

The U.S. Spent Decades Teaching Torture Techniques To Brazil

The Latin American country’s National Truth Commission just produced its own torture report, which among other things documents the way American teachers taught Brazilian officers the theory and methods of torture.

Boeing touts operational QF-16 UAV

Boeing is working to convert F-16 fighter aircraft into fully-fledged unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for potential use by US armed forces, IHS Jane’s was told on 7 May.

The company has already converted the first six of 126 Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons into optionally piloted QF-16 target drones for the US Air Force (USAF), but is looking to add improved datalinks to enable the QF-16 to fly as high and as far as conventional UAVs. This, say company officials, will open the door to future roles in surveillance and close air support.

Or use in a false-flag attack when you need to make it look like nation A is attacking nation B with F-16s!

The Greek Drama: The Greek Political Crisis Is Dominating The Financial Markets, Italy Follows Greece With President Vote Seen Guiding Renzi Fate. Goldman Warns Greeks Of “Cyprus-Style Prolonged Bank Holiday”

Binyamin Netanyahu says Israel will resist timetable to end occupation

The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has said he will tell the US secretary of state, John Kerry, that Israel will rebuff any moves at the United Nations to set a timeframe for a withdrawal from territory Palestinians seek for their state.

The State Department has said the two men will meet in Rome on Monday to discuss various proposals for a Palestinian state that are circulating at the United Nations.

Kerry will then meet the Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, and a delegation of Arab foreign ministers in London on Tuesday, who will urge the United States not to use its UN security council veto to block the proposals, Palestinian officials said.

The US may have boxed itself in. The Arab nations can put real pressure on the US to refrain from a veto by threatening to keep the drop in oil prices in place. If the US complains, Saudi Arabia will just remind the world that this was all the US’ idea in the first place, to harm Russia. Israel may be in for a big surprise at the Security council!

Fabian Calvo: The $1 Trillion Spending Bill is Crony Capitalism At Its Best

Thomas Massie: Jonathan Gruber’s “Eugenics” Economics of Abortion

BREAKING: George W. Bush Presidential Library remodeling now complete.

Tycoon’s fatal plunge ‘linked to five other mystery deaths’

Stephen Curtis died when his new £1.5million machine plunged to the ground a short distance from an airport.

Days earlier he told a relative: “If anything happens to me in the next few weeks, it will not be an accident.”

Betrayal? Majority of GOP Senators oppose calling Obama amnesty unconstitutional

While the Republicans are getting ready to take control of the of the U.S. Senate in just a few weeks, Americans witnessed a preview on Saturday of what can be expected in 2015 from a GOP majority in both houses of the U.S. Congress. When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, raised a point of order saying that President Barack Obama’s immigration reform by fiat is unconstitutional, during the heated debate over the $1.1 trillion spending bill, he only received support from 22 senators.

The vast majority of the U.S. Senate openly disagreed with Sen. Cruz’s attempt to enter opposition to President Obama’s executive order on immigration, on the grounds it is unconstitutional, in the omnibus spending bill for 2015.

Berlin anti-war rally protests NATO militarism, anti-Russian warmongering (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people in Berlin joined the German Peace Movement march on Saturday, blaming the West – especially the US and NATO – for spreading wars worldwide. The protest called for peaceful resolutions to conflicts and mending relations with Russia.

At least 3,500 people came out to support the ‘Die Friedensbewegung’ march, which ended outside Bellevue Palace – the official residence of Germany’s President Joachim Gauck.

“I escaped from Israel and lost my children”

The brutality of domestic family laws in Israel has taken more lives than armed conflict. But among the living there is still a sense of despair and desperation as people continue to battle with poverty, parental alienation and a system so corrupted by greed it takes one’s breath away.

Where are the headlines? Where is the indignation of a society which doesn’t even blink when another person is found hanging or has jumped from a building, no longer able to cope with a system which must be exposed for what it really is? It is a money making machine.

Torture, Gitmo, War on Terror caused more terrorism – ex UN Rapporteur

The US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the use of torture in the post 9/11 period shocked the world and dealt a serious blow to America’s moral authority. Is torture ever justified, and will its perpetrators be brought to justice? Oksana is joined by Manfred Nowak, a former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, to flesh out these issues.

Russia says will “react”‘ if U.S. imposes new sanctions: Nuclear talks

“ISIL completely fabricated enemy by USA”, former CIA contractor

Exactly how the US trained and armed ISIS

Waterboarding

Waterboarding is a form of torture, more specifically a type of water torture, in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning. Waterboarding can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage, and death.[1] Adverse physical consequences can manifest themselves months after the event, while psychological effects can last for years.[2]

You fly over foreign lands, maybe kill people, then drive home for dinner

It’s an odd quirk of modern warfare than when a bomb falls in Yemen or Iraq, the person who dropped it might be able finish her mission and be back home for dinner — in Nevada.

But that is reality for operators of the American drones that spy on, and sometimes kill, potential terrorists all over the world.

“Taylor” is one of those long-distance soldiers. She doesn’t want us to use her real name, knowing that some people aren’t happy about what she does for a living. She fears they’ll target her for protests.

Taylor is a murderer, killing innocent people in other countries with which we are not actually at war. For every terror “suspect” (who in many cases are innocent people named only for the reward money) some 20-30 innocent bystanders are killed.

Diego Garcia guards its secrets even as the truth on CIA torture emerges

It was July 2005 and Jack Straw was in combative mood. During a parliamentary debate, the then foreign secretary insisted that there was no need for a judicial inquiry into the UK’s role in extraordinary rendition – “unless we all start to believe in conspiracy theories and that the officials are lying, that I am lying, that behind this there is some kind of secret state which is in league with some dark forces in the United States”.

But the publication last week of a long-awaited US Senate intelligence report has raised fresh questions about what the UK knew about the CIA’s torture programme – and in particular the role played by an obscure overseas British territory.

CIA morale ‘deeply hurt’ following Senate report

“The CIA is going through a huge morale problem,” said US security expert Harlan Ullman in an interview with DW, commenting on the recent US Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation methods, which has made serious torture allegations against the secret service. “CIA employees believed they were doing what they were supposed to be doing. They find this to be a devastating critique.”

Awwwwwww … Let’s all feel; bad for the poow widdle torturers over at the Central Intelligence Agency, who are apparently not intelligent enough to remember the Nuremberg principle that torturing innocent people to find weapons of mass destruction that don’t exist is not what they are “supposed to be doing” no matter what their superiors say. So in point of fact I do not feel any sympathy because they have low morale right now. They should be facing war crimes trials!

Amnesty: One Brick in America’s Wall of Doom. Race Riots Another.

Before Obama made his Amnesty speech last Thursday I thought of The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. One brick after another sealed the fate of an unsuspecting murder victim in Poe’s classic mystery story. We could all benefit if we began to interpret every action of the New World Order as part of an elaborate step by step scheme to kill the majority of Americans and to reduce the remaining survivors to Debt Slavery.

Japan Secrets Law Could Jail Whistleblowers for 10 Years

Torture Report Reveals CIA’s Manipulation of US Media

Agency Used Classified Information As Currency For Deception The recently released Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report pillorying the CIA’s Bush-era detention and interrogation program is replete with lurid details of what would commonly be called torture, if those practices were carried out on you or me. Waterboarding, rectal feeding, sleep deprivation, coffin-size cells and forcing detainees to stand in stress positions, even with broken bones, is the stuff of a horror movie. But there is another revelation in the long-awaited, and controversial, Senate committee report that so far seems to have slipped past much examination in the public spotlight.

Which, if implemented, will force thousands more European businesses to the wall……………….KT

EU Mulls New Russia Sanctions Over Crimea, Denmark Says

The European Union is considering stepping up its restrictions on business with Crimea to make clear that the bloc doesn’t accept Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said.

The Crimean people voted to separate from the unelected Junta in Kiev (the latter being the product of a US/EU-backed coup a year ago), then voted to ask to join Russia. Russia agreed. What’s the matter, Denmark? Don’t you believe in Democracy?

Iraq torture claims: New allegations against British soldiers to go to the International Criminal Court

Hundreds of new cases accusing British soldiers of abusing – in many cases torturing – Iraqi men, women and children, aged from 13 to 101, are to be considered by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Britain is already under scrutiny for alleged war crimes committed by its forces in Iraq. The ICC is currently examining a dossier of claims presented by lawyers and human rights campaigners earlier this year that could lead to a full investigation.

The fresh details come on the eve of the publication of an official report into allegations that British soldiers mistreated and unlawfully killed Iraqis in 2004. The report, to be released on Wednesday, is expected to criticise the abuse of Iraqi prisoners captured after a battle. A number of “warning letters” have been sent to individuals believed to face criticism in the report.

Visa, MasterCard sued for blocking donations to WikiLeaks

Lawyers representing the credit card processor used by WikiLeaks are suing Visa and MasterCard in the United States over the 2010 banking blockade that kept the anti-secrecy group from receiving funds.

On Monday this week, American attorneys for Icelandic hosting provider DataCell ehf filed suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in hopes of having a federal judge award the company upwards of $5 million for what it claims was a coordinated attempt between Visa and MasterCard to restrict funding to WikiLeaks after the secret-spilling organization started publishing classified US State Department cables over four years ago.

Spy messages could finally solve mystery of UN chief’s death crash

All but one on board died in the crash. A 16th passenger, Sergeant Harold Julien, the acting chief security officer, died as a result of injuries a few days later, having told medical staff he had seen “sparks in the sky” shortly before the crash.

Several people who attended the crash scene claimed the Albertina was riddled with bullets. A delay of more than nine hours in locating the plane has triggered speculation that the crash site was interfered with. Several witnesses said they saw between six and eight white men, armed and in combat fatigues, at the crash site.

Then there are lurid claims that some on board, including Hammarskjöld himself, had bullet wounds, suggesting he had survived the crash but had been killed on the spot. His body was found propped up on a termite mound a short distance from the plane, surrounded by playing cards. Reputedly an ace of spades was found on his collar.

Dancing the Apocalypse Tandava with Amanita Muscaria Claws.

Well, we know that Santa Claws is a myth, unless you think of him as a big, fat, red and white mushroom that those in the know are aware opens the doors of perception into the invisible realms. I love making that reference because it makes those who have never ventured gnash their teeth and howl out of their unconfirming absence of any experience whatsoever of that which is known and verified by indigenous peoples the world over. Here is an interesting ticket concerning this. Those cultures abstaining from a general engagement with this sort of thing (for the most part) and rather relying on the inspiration of alcoholic ‘spirits’, are all manifest expressions of materialism at its most intense level and those cultures that do engage nearly all reflect a much smaller presence of materialism.

Leading Tory backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘failed to declare interests’

A leading Conservative backbencher has been reported to Parliament’s standards watchdog for potentially breaching the rules on declaring financial interests in the House of Commons.

Jacob Rees-Mogg spoke in four debates in the Chamber in support of the tobacco, mining and oil and gas industries without declaring that he is a founder and director of a firm with multimillion-pound investments in the sectors.

BBC attacked for running ‘lucrative revolving door’ after sacking 700 staff with £10million golden goodbyes… then re-hiring them all back again

The BBC has come under fire for re-hiring 700 people who it had previously spent £10.3million on making redundant.

It has emerged that of the 700 staff members who took redundancy packages, more than 400 are now back at the broadcaster working as freelancers.

Just as current Australian independent MP Andrew Wilkie, aDefence Security analyist at the time of the 2003 Iraq invasion, warned Australia that former PM John Howard and his government were sending young Australians to the war in Iraq based on lies. Wilkie then was faced with covert pressure from Howard et al and resigned from the military. Wilkie told the truth, as subsequent revelations have shown, and Howard and his treacherous Ministers and Cabinet got off Scot free for sending young Australians to war based in lies………………..KT

Now put Blair and Straw on trial for torture, says diplomat who was fired when he warned Labour Government of UK collusion with US abuse

In the summer of 2004, I warned Tony Blair’s Foreign Office that Britain was using intelligence material which had been obtained by the CIA under torture. Two months later I was sacked as the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan on the orders of Downing Street, bringing to an end my 20-year diplomatic career.

When I then went public with the news that Uzbek territory was part of a global CIA torture programme, I was dismissed as a fantasist by Mr Blair’s henchmen. Now finally, a decade later, I have been vindicated by last week’s shocking Senate Intelligence Committee report.

Over 500 pages it details the CIA’s brutal abuse of Al Qaeda suspects, who were flown around the world to be tortured in a network of secret prisons. One of these was in Uzbekistan, where the US had an air base.

US Launches Secret Satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base

VIP paedophile networks ‘shut down police investigations which got too close’, retired officers claim

High-level probes into VIP ­paedophile networks were shut down as police closed in on a number of powerful ­figures, former officers claim.

In an extraordinary development, detectives have turned whistleblower to expose how undercover operations were suddenly “canned”.

Almost 30 officers have been venting their anger online – heaping ­pressure on the probe by Scotland Yard and the Government into widespread claims of historic sexual abuse.

One former officer called Jim wrote: “This is about kids being raped by those in power that included politicians of all sorts.

“It goes to the very heart of our establishment.”

God is imaginary

It is easy to prove to yourself that God is imaginary. The evidence is all around you. Here are 50 simple proofs:

And number 51: If one posits the existence of a god or gods able to communicate their presence to human minds, then as an inevitable result of the existence of that god or gods, it would be expected that all humans, or at least the priests who claim communications with the god(s), would have a unanimity of opinion as to how many gods there are.

Likewise, if one posits the existence of a god or gods able to communicate their existence to human minds, then as an inevitable result of the existence of that god or gods, able to communicate to human minds, all theologies would be in accord, and there would be no need for missionaries, let alone inquisitions and holy crusades. The religion of Abraham would have stayed unified, rather than split up into Christianity, Judaism, Sunni, and Shi’ite over what amounts to a bunch of soap opera arguments.

But there is a diversity of opinions as to how many gods there are. And there are missionaries, crusades, the inquisition, and the burning of a million heretics.

The world is not as it would be if there was a god or gods which could communicate their existence to the minds of humankind. None of the conditions which must inevitably follow the existence of a god or gods able to communicate their existence to the minds of humankind can be found anywhere on Earth.

Quod Erat Demonstrandum, no such gods exist.

U.S. Attorneys General Form Secret Alliance To Help Energy Companies

Major energy companies have effectively created a secret law firm of conservative attorneys general to persuade Washington lawmakers to gut environmental regulations, according to an investigation by the New York Times. In return, these senior government officials have received millions of dollars to help them win political campaigns.

Reports reveal UK hacking of Belgian telecoms firm

New reports indicate that a British spy agency has hacked into the computers of Belgian telecoms firm, Belgacom, on a larger scale than previously thought.

Belgian newspaper De Standaard and The Intercept website on Saturday published detailed accounts of how the British surveillance agency, GCHQ, intruded into Belgacom’s networks.

The hacking first came to light in 2013 when Belgium asked Britain to respond to the espionage allegations.

Germans protest Western policies against Russia

Thousands of Germans have staged a protest rally to express their anger at the West’s warmongering policies against Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

At least 3,500 people took part in the protest, organized by the German Peace Movement, in the capital Berlin on Saturday.

The demonstrators marched to the presidential Bellevue palace to condemn the West’s confrontation with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

They expressed concern that the policies adopted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) under the influence of the United States will lead to further escalation of tensions in Europe.

Crying Wolf: Three Recent Examples of False Rape Accusations Hurt Real Victims

US to give Israel $350mn for Iron Dome

The US Senate has approved a multi-billion-dollar military spending bill that includes $350 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.

The Senate passed the bill on Friday by a 89-11 vote.

The bill was sent to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature.

The 2015 defense authorization bill also authorized $521.3 billion for Defense Department operations, and about $64 billion for overseas military operations.

The House of Representatives last week approved the National Defense Authorization Act by a 300-119 vote.

Five billion dollars are allocated for the fight against the ISIL terrorist group. The money should be spent for the training and arming of the so-called moderate rebels in Syria for two years and for the training and assisting of Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

Earlier this month, US Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Obama administration had provided Israel with more than $17 billion in military aid since 2008.

We’re Not Exceptional, We’re Isolated

In the United States we have 5 percent of humanity living in a society dedicated to war in an unprecedented manner, putting over $1 trillion every year into war and preparations for war. Going to the other extreme you have a country like Costa Rica that abolished its military and thus spends $0 on war. Most nations of the world are much closer to Costa Rica than to the United States. Most nations of the world spend a small fraction of what the United States spends on militarism (in real numbers or per capita). If the United States were to reduce its military spending to the global average or mean of all other countries, suddenly it would become difficult for people in the United States to talk about war as “human nature,” and going that last little bit to complete abolition wouldn’t look so hard.

But isn’t the other 95 percent of humanity human now?

Outsourcing Atrocity: The School of the Americas and the C.O.I.N. Fundamentalists

Since its founding in 1946, the School of the Americas has trained tens of thousands of police and military personnel in Latin America and the Caribbean. Not by coincidence, its graduates were involved in some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century – from filling the ranks of Haiti’s brutal Tonton Macoutes to training the founders of Mexico’s paramilitary narco-cartel Los Zetas. It’s no exaggeration to say that the School of the Americas has painted an entire region in blood.

While the School left a permanent mark on countries throughout the hemisphere, the doctrine it expounded has also metastasized into an intellectual cancer infecting the way NATO countries in the post-Soviet era fight the Wars on Drugs and Terror. This is a story of studied incompetence, torture and murder. And judging by the militarized response of American police departments, from Occupy Wall Street to Ferguson, the trend isn’t just going global: it’s also coming home.

Exposed! More Undercover Cops Caught Infiltrating Protests!

Man can’t challenge $280K tax bill he probably doesn’t really owe, Pa. court says

Philadelphia has a policy of sending out tax delinquency notices with fictional “jeopardy assessments.” Those assessments aren’t based on any actual tax determination, and are set deliberately high to induce the targeted taxpayer to contact the city’s revenue department to determine the true amount of tax owed[…]When Lerner’s attorney asked Reynolds whether the jeopardy assessment “is just something you make up to scare the taxpayers to come in,” Reynolds replied, “Basically, yes.”

The Military and CIA Interrogation Program Has Not Stopped

The Senate report on torture created a tsunami of media coverage this week. The American public hasn’t been so shocked by evidence of the U.S. torture program since the Abu Ghraib photos of 2004. The program is far worse than previously disclosed. Greater numbers of victims have been tortured for longer periods and in ways that rival the most infamous tortures in history (“rectal feeding”). But one falsehood gets repeated as fact by even in the most serious reporters, namely, that the torture program stopped years ago. It has not. The Appendix M of the 2006 Army Field Manual on interrogation methods allows military and CIA interrogators to continue torturing detainees, and the current force feeding of Guantanamo hunger strikers is so brutal it rises to the level of torture.

Nevada Police Refuse to Release Video of Officer Pulling Gun on Kids

The chief refused to be interviewed on camera, but released a video response on Facebook. “Aaron Brilbeck partially completed a request for information report for the same report. Director Martinez has taken the position not to release the body camera video recording honoring the request of the parents of the minor children involved,” Nevada Public Safety Director Ricardo Martinez II said.

The problem is, the law requires the release of information, regardless of whether parents want it released. The director of the Iowa Public Information Board says he does not believe there is an exception in Iowa law that allows the Chief to withhold this public information, and the board is investigating a complaint against Chief Martinez.

Thousands of protestors flood Polish opposition demo

Tens of thousands of Polish opposition supporters marched in the capital Warsaw on Saturday to denounce alleged irregularities in last month’s local elections.

‘Millions March’ against police brutality LIVE UPDATES

Protesters are taking to the streets by the thousands in cities across the US to protest grand juries’ decisions not to indict the white officers responsible for the deaths of two unarmed black men, and demand police accountability.

Barclays ‘may have automated currency rigging’

New York’s financial regulator investigates possibility of systemic foreign exchange manipulation at Barclays and Deutsche Bank

Hundreds rally for Lebanon’s captive servicemen

The families of Lebanon’s 25 captive soldiers and policemen slammed the government Sunday for failing to bring back their men, threatening to take matters into their own hands.

“This is a failed government that cannot bring the sons of its institutions back to their mothers,” Omar Haidar, a member of the captives’ families committee told hundreds of people at a solidarity rally for the hostages in Downtown Beirut.

Ron Paul: Scrap CIA, NSA, Bring Troops Home

Never one to hold back when it comes to corrupt big government agencies, former Congressman Ron Paul said Tuesday that the world would be a much better place if the CIA were completely abolished.

Responding in part to the release of the Summary of the forthcoming Senate report on CIA torture, and also to an impending possible government shutdown, Paul stated “my government shutdown would be something to be proud of.”

“Abolish the NSA, the TSA, the CIA and all spying on American citizens.” Paul urged.

Russia targeted by another large-scale cyber espionage campaign – Kaspersky Lab

Russian companies in oil, finance, military, and other sectors – as well as the country’s embassies abroad – have become the primary targets of a new espionage campaign, labeled ‘Cloud Atlas’ by global information security powerhouse Kaspersky Lab.

Enterprises in Belarus and Kazakhstan – which are Russia’s partners in the Eurasian Custom Union – are also affected. Another major target of the campaign is India, the Moscow-based company said.

According to Kaspersky Lab, Cloud Atlas infects corporate computers via RTF (Rich Text Format) files attached to emails.

Those behind the campaign have also launched attacks using MMS and SMS messages to infect Android, BlackBerry, and iOS devices.

The global currency reset is now 100% confirmed, activated and performing.

The global currency reset is now 100% confirmed, activated and performing.

Bank of China monies have been received into master paymaster accounts globally, yet still are unreleased to private groups or the public as of Monday evening EST.

The United States Treasury was sequestered to solve government shut down threat this coming Thursday. But remaining cabal leadership, led by David Cohen of UST, is still fighting public disclosure of TRN tooth and nail. However, his delay attempts are futile as the Believe it or not cabal has been rendered incapable of starting yet another war/mass destruction event (a la 9/11 or 3/11).

‘Suicide Drones’ and the Spoils of War: Israeli arms manufacturers look to cash in on the war in Gaza

Three weeks after Israel’s latest assault on the Gaza Strip concluded, Israeli military and political leaders attended a conference next to Ben Gurion Airport to sell the successes of what Israel dubbed Operation Protective Edge, which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians including 521 children. The annual conference, named “Israel Unmanned Systems 2014,” took place in business-as-usual atmosphere — even with a complimentary beer keg. But the fare was anything but humdrum. Among the offerings were suicide drones, “loitering munitions” that need to explode; a 16-year-old showing off high-tech robots designed by fellow high schoolers and future drone makers; and “premature” weapons, armaments that have not been fully tested before they are used on a live Palestinian population. Such is Israel the military power.

Huge boost for Obama among Hispanics after immigration move

President Obama’s approval ratings among Hispanic Americans has leaped double digit numbers since he signed the immigration presidential executive order.

One-third of Americans have a criminal record, complicating hiring decisions for employers

Hidden devices scrutinize employees

Software that monitors employees who work at home. Electronic gear that tracks everywhere they go and how they drive while on the job. Technology that records their fitness and “happiness levels.”

Berlin anti-war rally protests #NATO militarism, anti-Russian warmongering (VIDEO)

Boston Bombing: Feds Admit No Evidence Tsarnaev Brothers Involved in the Slayings

Brennan’s defense of CIA torture

CIA Director John Brennan’s televised press conference Thursday at the agency’s headquarters, an unprecedented event, marked a new threshold in the collapse of American democracy and the erection of a police state.

Ebola outbreak: Darwin volunteer writes from Sierra Leone treatment centre, ‘I just cry in my goggles’

Australian Dan Baschiera is volunteering at an Ebola treatment hospital in Sierra Leone where he is doing what he can to stop the deadly disease.

Geminids meteor shower: Live updates as dazzling show reaches its fiery peak

Meteors should be visible throughout the night from around 10pm – and at its peak later there could be between 50 and 100 shooting stars every hour

Spare dollars

Last week I wrote that contrary to the prevailing mood US dollar strength could reverse at any time. This week I look at another aspect of the dollar, which almost certainly will become a significant source of supply: a global shift out of it by foreign holders.

Memo To Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat: Does Your Crony Capitalist Plunder Know No Shame?

But now comes a naked Wall Street raid on the taxpayers that’s beyond the pale; and it would have sailed right through in the dead of night absent Elizabeth Warren’s intrepid opposition. Bravo, Senator!

I am referring to the Citigroup-drafted sneak attack on Washington’s tepid effort to curtail the more egregious gambling habits of some of the big banks. These incorrigible larcenists have been trying to gut the “push out” provisions of Dodd-Frank for more than three years now, yet the latter boils down to a simple and urgently necessary injunction to the banks. Namely, you can’t roll the dice in the “derivatives” gambling halls with taxpayer guaranteed deposits.

Israel Joining ISIS

Tragedies of the Cold War : Documentary on the Nuclear Sub Disasters of the Thresher and Scorpion

Whom the Gods Would Destroy They First Make Mad: Israel and the US

… Israel has both the ability and the inclination to drag the United States into its disputes, and that is precisely the problem … The incoming Secretary of Defense Carter Ashton visited Israel last year and enthused “Protecting America means protecting Israel …” That senior US government officials feel compelled to sing the praises of Israel without any shame or embarrassment is precisely what is wrong because they know perfectly well that disaster awaits if the leaders in Tel Aviv do not come to their senses and seriously address their nation’s rogue status … Washington has long since abdicated any serious role in either reining Israel in or encouraging a political settlement that would benefit every state in the region.

U.S. wealth is near a record, yet the racial wealth gap has widened since recession

US budget resolution funds war and repression:”a staggering $830 billion,more than 80 cents out of every dollar in the funding bill,is devoted to killing,spying on,imprisoning or otherwise oppressing the people of the world,including the American people

The omnibus spending resolution adopted by the US House of Representatives just before midnight Thursday, and which is now before the Senate, is a detailed public statement of the priorities of the American ruling elite. The bulk of the more than $1.1 trillion in funding goes to the military and other repressive functions of the federal government, such as spying, prisons and the police.

The Global Bankers’ Coup Coming to US with Bail-In Bill

Ellen Brown
Activist Post

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged by Senator Elizabeth Warren; but the tide turned when Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorganChase, stepped into the ring. Perhaps what prompted his intervention was the unanticipated $40 drop in the price of oil. As financial blogger Michael Snyder points out, that drop could trigger a derivatives payout that could bankrupt the biggest banks. And if the G20’s new “bail-in” rules are formalized, depositors and pensioners could be on the hook…

Watch Elizabeth Warren come out swinging against bill that could allow another economic collapse (VIDEO)

Americans increasingly say the American dream is a fantasy

#BlackLivesMatter ~~ IN PHOTOS

“Hands up. Don’t shoot!”

“I can’t breathe!”

“How do we spell murder? NYPD!”

These were the sounds heard in the Times Sq. area last night as over 100 people gathered to protest the killings of unarmed Black people that have been going on for much too long in this country. A multi-racial, multi-ethnic group of people stood in the cold for 2 hours holding signs, reading the names of victims, and telling their stories to all who would listen. To further decry the long history of American racism, the names of people lynched, like Emmett Till, were included in the signs and recitation.

Where are the hundreds protesting the use of Nazi-like torture methods on innocent prisoners? Where are the hundreds protesting the G20 unlocking our savings accounts for the banks to plunder at will? Where are the hundreds protesting pensions being allowed to cut benefits if they lose money on wall street fraud? Where are the hundreds protesting the taxpayer put on the hook for #300 trillion of potential derivatives losses to save the Wall Street firms that made fortunes selling those derivatives?

These Michael Brown and Eric Garner protests are staged propaganda by a government intent on turning us against ourselves so we cannot unite against them!

The biggest robbery in the history instead of “economic crisis”?

What Part of Shall Not Be Infringed Do You Not Understand?

Our government has proven time and time again that following the constitution is simply not something they feel they have to do when it stands in their way.

Junk bonds now negative on the year (total return). When reaching for yield goes wrong.

France to put terminally ill into ‘deep sleep’ until they die

French parliament to debate a draft law that will give doctors in France the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they die.

U.N. “Peacekeepers” Use Live Ammo on Protesters

The establishment media usually insists the United Nations is impartial and sends blue helmets to hotspots in the spirit of neutrality.

Something is very wrong: Lowest labor participation rate ~40 yrs, Americans are 40% poorer than before the recession And that’s WITH our housing & stock bubble 2.0.

Israel’s Jews NOT Palestinians who are trapped in their public narrative

The only threat to Israel’s very existence is its on-going colonization of the occupied West Bank (ethnic cleansing slowly and by stealth) and the sickening Zionist self-righteousness that justifies it.

It’s Israel’s Jews not the Palestinians who have got to make the first major move if there is ever to be peace based on justice for the Palestinians and security for all. And what does that first major move have to be?

AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT A TERRIBLE WRONG WAS DONE TO THE PALESTINIANS BY ZIONISM IN THE NAME OF ALL JEWS AND THAT THIS WRONG MUST BE RIGHTED

Crude Oil – 2nd largest yearly decline in 30-years!

Police: Armored military vehicles needed for ‘constitutionalists’ with firearms

Shocking video provided exclusively to Infowars shows a Washington state sheriff’s deputy proclaiming that law enforcement officers need armored military vehicles because of “constitutionalists” with firearms.

Hey Tax Payer! Ready for more Bail Outs along with Pension Confiscations?

Peter Boockvar: The End Game – Central Bankers Going “All In” to Maintain Asset Prices

Indiana Gov Pence plans trip to Israel, a prerequisite for POTUS these days

Attorney General Won’t Force Reporter to Reveal Source, Would Mean Story Is True

Did you know the United States government built a top-secret underground “doomsday” bunker?

It’s not just the US, countries around the world are slowly dropping the price of money to zero:

Ukraine Prepares 250,000 Graves for Its Soldiers

On December 10th, the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko drew up plans for a huge graveyard to accommodate 250,000 corpses for its soldiers in the Government’s renewed military plan for next year to conquer the regions of Ukraine that reject the coup-Government that was imposed upon all of Ukraine when the United States hired mercenaries to carry out a coup in Kiev on 22 February 2014 (under the cover of the “Maidan” anti-corruption demonstrations), which overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected President, Viktor Yanukovych. The rebelling regions of Ukraine are those which had voted about 90% for Yanukovych.

USAID Exposed in Cuba – What it Tells Us About US Subversion Worldwide

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Revealed in an Associated Press (AP) investigation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had for two years attempted to create and exploit a social network within Cuba for the purpose of sparking unrest and overthrowing the Cuban government. The program was an abject failure, primarily because the Cuban government took the necessary measures to investigate, interrogate, and otherwise disrupt what was foreign-backed sedition…

Undercover Cops Attempt to Incite Looting, Pull Gun On #ICan’tBreathe Protesters Oakland demonstrators expose officers in tense stand off

is anybody surprised by this crap?

Wisconsin Police Lieutenant’s Powerful Lament: Today I Stopped Caring

Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.

The gold rig is caving and the run is on

How To Renounce Your US Citizenship And Become Stateless

Jeff Berwick
Activist Post

I recently had the pleasure to speak with Glen Roberts, a self-described “techno-geek”, blogger and the author of “How to Renounce Your US Citizenship in Two Easy Steps.” The book was written as a guide to cut through opinions and describe the requirements and process of renouncing US citizenship … something in high demand lately. Glen renounced his US citizenship after living in various Central and South American countries for more than a decade and currently resides, statelessly, in Paraguay.

His story is one of the most interesting we’ve heard in the neverending Escape from Amerika struggle. Here was our conversation…

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Remember You Can’t Eat The Gold Card!

Remember You Can’t Live In a Monument!

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GCHQ agents to hunt down child porn in ‘dark net’ – Cameron

A special unit of the British spy agency GCHQ has been tasked with roaming the “dark net” to locate child pornography images and weed out online abusers, according to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron.

FINALLY, something useful!

Cocaine consumption quadruples the risk of sudden death in people between 19 and 49

A joint piece of research conducted by the UPV/EHU, the Basque Institute of Forensic Medicine, and the Biomedical Research Centre Network into Mental Health (CIBERSAM) of the Carlos III Institute of Health links, for the first time, the increase in sudden cardiovascular death with the recent consumption of cocaine. In people in the 19-49 age bracket this risk is quadrupled. In fact, cocaine consumption doubles the risk of death of cardiovascular origin that can be attributed to smoking, and becomes the main risk factor among subjects under 50.

Black CHP Chief Says Cops Did Nothing Wrong Pointing Gun At Protesters, Insists “We wanted to prove we deserved your trust”

Avery A. Browne the Chief of the California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division, insists that plain-clothed undercover officers who pointed guns at protesters did nothing wrong whatsoever. His darling officers, who never identified themselves as police as required by law, pointed their loaded weapons at people after getting into a melee with the crowd.

“Two officers were not going to be able to arrest 30 or 40 or 50 individuals,” Brown said. “I am very much sensitive to how disturbing it is when a weapon is drawn, and I don’t take these matters lightly at all. At the same time, we have to understand these officers were under attack.” On his website, however, Brown insists “You have entrusted us with the enforcement of laws and regulations. We wanted to prove we deserved your trust.”

CHINA NOW WORLD’S LARGEST ECONOMY – United States Slips to the 2nd Largest Economy

Oil Bust Contagion Spreads to Wall Street and the Banks

The Soup Thickens – DDoS Attack “Of Unprecedented Scale” Shuts Down Sweden’s Largest Internet Provider!

 

 

 

Artist Perfectly Illustrates How The Democratic Party Is Torturing America!

You know what torture is to me? Can I tell you what torture is to me? Torture to me is not all this waterboarding stuff. You know what torture is? Torture is trying to go to sleep every night with pictures in your head that your wife, your husband, your son, your daughter jumped from a top floor at the World Trade Center to his or her death rather than burn alive. That’s torture.

 

 

 

300 Former Obama Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

A group of more than 300 hundred former Obama staffers have written an open letter urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president of the United States. “We helped elect Barack Obama — now we’re calling on Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016,” the letter is titled.

 

 

 

3 arrested in alleged ‘horrific’ child sex ring

 

 

 

Dave Chappelle says police choked him on his own movie set

During a Thursday night show at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, comedian Dave Chappelle reportedly told a crowd that he was once choked by a police officer while filming a movie in the city.

 

 

 

Central Banks Are Now Ready To Loot The American People And The Rest Of The Private Western Bank Countries.

 

 

 

Report By Australian Catholic Church erroneously blames priest sex abuse of boys on celibacy

Currently, the Australian Catholic Church put out a report claiming the reason for the pandemic number of priests having homosexual sex with little boys is because priests must take a vow of celibacy.

However, if most Catholic priests are heterosexual, why do they most often have sex with MALE children?

Because little boys don’t get pregnant! :)

Torture report: CIA interrogations chief was involved in Latin American torture camps

 

 

 

#OperationWeekofAction ~~ AGAINST REMAX

Yesterday’s Post dealt with the countrywide protests against Remax. Those protests continue to this day …. but I wanted to share a post from the archives dealing with my own run in with Remax many years ago …. nothing has changed as far as their racist policies go ….. Here’s the post;

 

 

 

Citizen Outrage! Spain Passes Strict Anti-Protest Law

The True Story Of The Secret Christmas Miracle!

My 8th Christmas, like the 7 before it, was spent in the rural Farmlands of New Hampshire just north of the state capital of Concord. Our little town of Loudon, long ago bypassed by the new turnpike, remained locked in a small but comfortable time warp away from the hustle of the more modern times that surrounded us. Each winter, we lived the Christmases that Normal Rockwell painted and Currier & Ives printed.

Wintertime, by and large, was a wonderful time for adventurous boys. Unlike the rest of the year filled with hard dirt and stone, the winterscape is malleable, subject to the will and direction of 8 year old hands that lost no time in the construction of snow men, snow women, snow dogs, igloos, and the inevitable snow forts from which to launch that most safest and humane of warfare against the similar edifice in the neighboring yard.

Former White Sox Fielder Becomes US Ambassador

A former outfielder for the Chicago White Sox has been confirmed as the first Major League Baseball player to become a U.S. ambassador.

Mark Gilbert is the new ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. The Senate approved his nomination by voice vote on Friday.

Apparently, in the Obama Administration, Ambassadorships are up for sale.

As noted at Wickipedia.com:

In 2007, Gilbert began a close relationship as a fundraiser for then-Sen. Barack Obama, and he quickly became an early supporter of Obama’s successful presidential bid.[16] In 2007, Gilbert was appointed deputy national finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee.[17] Ultimately, Gilbert served as a fundraiser for both of Obama’s presidential campaigns.[18] In 2012, the New York Times reported that Gilbert had raised $1.23 million for Obama in 2011 and 2012, and a total of $3.36 million since 2007.[19]

US may have had ‘black site’ in Romania, says ex spy chief

 

 

 

Russia says will react if U.S. imposes new sanctions

 

 

 

Human DNA Shows Traces of 40 Million-Year Battle For Survival Between Primate and Pathogen

Examination of DNA from 21 primate species – from squirrel monkeys to humans – exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the bloodstream. Supported by experimental evidence, these findings, published in Science on Dec. 12, demonstrate the vital importance of an underappreciated defense mechanism, nutritional immunity.

 

 

 

Almost Half of Country Now Suing Obama Over Immigration

Texas is now leading a coalition of 24 states that are suing President Emperor Obama The First for his illegal executive orders on immigration. The latest four states to join the effort are Arkansas, Michigan, North Dakota and Oklahoma.

 

 

 

Obama under fire for castigating Bush-era torture program and claiming moral high ground all while his administration kills ‘thousands of innocents’ during droning of terrorism suspects

President Barack Obama is under fire this week for the way his White House has excoriated the previous administration for employing tactics it would categorize as torture all the while launching drone strikes on terrorism suspects abroad.

The enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA during the George W. Bush administration on 39 detainees resulted in just one death, Obama’s critics have pointed out. Drone strikes conducted by the current occupant of the White House have killed more than 2,400 people.

After claiming all week that the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the brutal tactics employed by the Bush administration to elicit information from terrorists was necessary in order for the U.S. to reassert it’s ‘moral authority,’ the White House was forced on Friday to state on record that it doesn’t believe its drone policy erodes the moral high ground on which it thinks it stands when it comes to human rights.

This man is seriously, and dangerously, out of touch with the carnage his drone strike policy has caused, and the damage it has done to world perception of American jurisprudence.

Torture is absolutely wrong, and the only people who defend it are sick, twisted pieces of work who probably belong in an institution.

But extrajudicial assassinations are completely contrary to both the spirit, and literal interpretations, of the Constitution, and Bill of Rights. They are un-American in the extreme, in a society where presumption of innocence is the basis upon which all suspected criminals are to be judged by a jury of their peers.

It is an interesting psychological insight into our President that this is his preferred method of killing people he deems “dangerous”.

 

 

 

ISIS shoots down Iraqi military helicopter

Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots onboard and raising fresh concerns about the extremists’ ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.

 

 

 

Palestinian FM hails Portugal parliament motion

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has welcomed a recommendation passed earlier Friday by the Portuguese parliament urging Lisbon to recognize the state of Palestine within pre-1967 borders.

“We have followed these positive developments… through our embassy in Portugal,” the ministry said in a statement.

Friday’s parliamentary vote, the ministry added, reflected unanimity among Portugal’s various political parties in support of the Palestinian people’s “legitimate rights.”

Criticism of US drone programme lands activist in prison

US peace activist Kathy Kelly has been sentenced to 3 months prison for her criticism of the US drone programme in Afghanistan on the 10th December.

Considered to be Human Rights Day, peace activist Kathy Kelly was sentenced on the 10th December to 3 months prison by the US Federal court.

According to the Centre for Global Research the defence said that “The punishment for our attempt to speak on behalf of trapped and desperate people, abroad, will be an opportunity to speak with people trapped by prisons and impoverishment here in the U.S”

 

 

 

Sony Hackers Flash Disturbing New Warning on Staffers’ Computers (Exclusive)

This is the fourth known time the #GOP has contacted the studio. The group previously accessed dozens of Sony employee computer screens in late November, displaying a similarly ominous image when staff tried to log in for work. See a screenshot here.

And the mighty NSA can’t do a thing about it! I guess the people at NSA are too busy spying on our wives and daughters through our webcams or stealing our business secrets to actually bother themselves with actual computer criminals, right?

This is how we should respond to every single report of a hack anywhere, by proclaiming it as a total failure of the NSA and by extension the Federal Government.

For myself, this looks like a staged publicity stunt as a prelude for draconian controls over the internet, much like the pornography that flooded the internet (all of it traced back to US Government and military servers) that preceded the debate on the Exon Amendment.

 

 

 

Report: Americans Are Poorer Since The Recession Ended, Wealth Inequality Continues To Increase

While it could be debated to no end whether or not the Great Recession is over, a new report points out that consumers are still worth less money than they were before the bottom fell out of the economy.

 

 

 

Senator Warren: We were sent to Washington to work for the American people, not Citigroup…. If Citigroup has the power to break up Dodd-Frank, we need to break up Citigroup.

 

 

 

Visiting soldier can’t stay in wife’s Central apartment, landlord says

Chuck my butt! How about Scrooge or Grinch. This really sucks!

CENTRAL, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A soldier returning home for the holidays to see his wife and newborn baby in Central is being kicked out of his wife’s apartment after the landlord said he is overstaying the time allowed for visitors.

Sergeant William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife has been in Central. She gave birth to their daughter two weeks ago.

Bolt said the landlord at The Groves apartment complex in Central told him he had overstayed, saying visitors are not allowed to stay in the apartments past seven days, per the agreement signed by Bolt’s wife, Lily.

“I’m stationed in Missouri and we haven’t seen each other in six months. What’s the problem with me staying and visiting with my wife?” Bolt said.

The landlord, whose name is Chuck, told FOX Carolina he enforces that rule for all his tenants.

 

 

 

Islamic State influence spreads to African militants

 

 

 

Here Are the 65 Republicans Who Have Not Sold Out and Voted Against the Massive ‘CRomnibus’ Spending Bill. Hannity Rips ‘Cowardly’ Boehner For Being ‘Everything That’s Wrong With Washington’

 

 

 

Venezuela to face US sanctions over violence against protesters

The US is poised to impose sanctions on Venezuela over the sometimes-violent suppression of anti-government protests which racked the country earlier this year.

“Because when we club down the Occupy protesters, that’s GOOOOOOOOD, and when others club down their protesters, that’s BAAAAAAAD!” — Official White Horse Souse

 

 

 

Brazil, Uruguay move away from US dollar in trade

Brazil and Uruguayhave switched to settling bilateral trade with local currency to stimulate turnover, bypassing the US dollar.

 

 

 

Spending Bill Grants Half-Billion to ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels

The $1.1 trillion federal spending bill rammed through Congress provides a half-billion dollars to arm and train ISIS-linked Syrian rebels who could potentially launch terrorist attacks against the U.S.

“and please make it a BIG one!” — Official White Horse Souse

 

 

 

Fitch Downgrades France

And the final punch in the gut on this bloodbathy Friday some from French Fitch which just downgraded France from AA+ to AA.

Merde!

 

 

 

‘If US sends weapons to Ukraine, Russia should send troops’ – lawmaker

A leftist MP has said the US Senate’s decision to arm the Kiev regime should prompt ‘adequate measures’ from Russia, such as deploying military force on Ukrainian territory before the threat becomes too high.

 

 

 

Bhopal: A metaphor

snip: Bhopal gas tragedy was a political, economic, legal watershed for India and the planet. It was a toxic tragedy at two levels the leakage of a toxic gas from a plant producing toxic pesticides, the continued presence of 350 metric tonnes of hazardous toxic waste from the now-defunct Union Carbide India Ltd’s plant in Bhopal, combined with a toxic influence of corporations on courts and successive governments. Legally, Union Carbide and the US courts escaped liability and responsibility for the damage, setting a precedent of governments shrugging their duty to protect their citizens, taking away citizens’ rights and sovereignty in order to make settlements with corporations, letting them off lightly.

911: CIA SAYS BUSH AND CHENY LIED TO GET U.S. TO ATTACK IRAQ.

 

 

 

Spy Drone Hacks Wi-Fi Networks, Listens and Records Calls!

 

 

 

God, Country and Torture

snip: “You get a burning in your stomach, a rush, a feeling of hot lead running through your veins, and you get a sense of power,” said another soldier. “Imagine wearing point-blank body armor, an M-16 and all the power in the world, and the authority of God. That power is very addictive.”

America and God … Bush, Cheney, and other eminences of the imperial mafia know well how to invoke these feelings; with the help of the rest of flag-wavin’ and bible-wavin’ America the proper emotions can be easily imparted down to the ranks. The American part — the mystique of “America” — can also be exported, and has been for decades.

 

 

 

Wall Street, aka United States, Pulls Off Another Destructive Coup. Ironically, China And Russia Are Far More Capitalistic.

 

 

 

Ukraine to Double Military Budget, Conscript 40,000 for Eastern War

Ukraine’s ceasefire with eastern rebels has been holding for quite some time, and even President Poroshenko now says it’s “real.” That would ruin Ukraine’s anti-Russia rhetoric if it holds, and Ukrainian policy is being drawn up to see it doesn’t.

The defense ministry today laid out plans to double the size of Ukraine’s military budget to $3.2 billion, and intends to conscript some 40,000 men into the military to fight against the eastern rebels.

What’s unclear is where Ukraine will actually get the additional $1.5 billion to spend on its war, as the nation is perpetually on the verge of bankruptcy and courting Western bailouts.

Uh…. where, precisely, does Ukraine think it is going to get this money, and how many Ukrainians are going to be eager to fight, with the Ukrainian military getting such short shrift in terms of rations, medical care, compensation, and training?!?

Just wondering, folks. And by the way, this was hard on the heels of the following article, posted 10 December, at russia-insider.com:

Ukraine’s new Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius said on Wednesday the country was in fact a bankrupt. “The state, as a matter of fact, is bankrupt, so, it is simply unrealistic to expect us to offer substantive, rather than merely declarative, programmes of motivation,” he said at a session of the Verkhovna Rada (parliemant) committee for economic policy.

 

 

 

Does Vogue’s New Office Have a Rat Infestation?

Vermin? They’re totally in Vogue.

According to staffers who work at the storied fashion bible, helmed by Anna Wintour, the brand-new Vogue offices at the Freedom Tower in downtown New York City are full of furry little friends – and no one thinks it’s chic at all.

“It’s true,” an insider confirms to PEOPLE. “The girls that work there see the droppings everywhere. It’s nasty.”

 

 

 

Bush fully authorised torture programme!

“CIA official says former U.S. President George Bush was fully in formed of the intelligence agency’s torture programme and Identified a number of Washington officials who were aware of programme.” click here

Have we had enough yet? Are we ready to grab some courage and face the facts?

The information above comes from the British newspaper the Dailymail.co.uk

The Times.co.uk leads with the headline: “Bush knew all about torture, insists CIA” click here

Has any U.S. mainstream paper provided this information?

 

 

 

Bin Laden Death Hoax Body Count Grows

See A GALLERY OF FAKE DEAD BIN LADENS

 

 

 

Ray McGovern: What’s the Next Step to Stop Torture?

snip: Yet, the trouble with Cheney’s defense is that one can no more “authorize” torture than rape or slavery. Torture inhabits that same moral category, which ethicists label intrinsic evil, always wrong – whether it “works” or not.

In other words, torture is not wrong because there are U.S. laws and a UN Convention prohibiting it. It’s the other way around. The legal prohibitions were put in place because it is – or used to be, at least – widely recognized that humans simply must not do such things to other humans. For instance, after World War II, Japanese commanders were tried for war crimes because they used waterboarding on captured U.S. soldiers.

 

 

 

MSM Reporting on Massive hack attacks across the board

 

 

 

Mallick: The torture twins behind the U.S. CIA report

The censored summary of the U.S. Senate report on American torture released this week is a visceral document, despite efforts by Republicans to present what it describes as a distant dry bloodless thing about which there are “no easy answers.” CIA director John Brennan used management speak when he asked, post-report, that his audience “put aside this debate and move forward to focus on issues that are more relevant to our current national security challenge.”

He sounds like a CEO caught padding his expense reports, but the fact is, the U.S. is now the country most associated with “rectal feeding” and torturing prisoners to the point where they moved obediently to the waterboarding table after hearing two finger snaps. Pavlov’s dogs weren’t as well-trained. You say “CIA,” I say “Hieronymus Bosch,” who was notorious for anal stabbing. That was in the 15th century, so the CIA went retro out of purest revenge.

 

 

 

Exposed! More Undercover Cops Caught Infiltrating Protests!

 

 

 

Putin confirms support for independent Palestinian state

“Russia has consistently advocated in favor of the earliest execution of the legitimate rights of the Palestinians for establishment of an independent, contiguous and viable state,” Putin said in a letter sent to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Saturday.

“We believe that Palestine’s acquisition of national sovereignty on the common international legal base will be an important factor in ensuring comprehensive, just settlement in the Middle East,” he added.

Russian Ambassador to Palestine Alexander Rudakov delivered the letter to Secretary-General of the Palestinian Presidency Al-Tayeb Abdul Rahim.

 

 

 

The Economy Is Worse than During the Great Depression

We noted in 2013 that the British economy is worse than during the Great Depression.

The Washington Post’s Wonkblog pointed out in August that Europe is stuck in a “Greater Depression” … worse than the Great Depression.

Well-known economist Brad DeLong agrees. As does Paul Krugman.

Historian, economist and demographer Neil Howe provided the following charts via Forbes last month, showing how dire the situation is in Europe:

 

 

 

US Defense Bill, Passed by Congress, Bans Transfer of Guantanamo Prisoners

The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the US Senate 89-11 on Friday, would fund the US Department of Defense through fiscal year 2015, but it prohibits the department from transferring prisoners from the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, despite US President Barack Obama’s promises to close down the detention facility.

How bloody convenient.

Innocent men who will NEVER be released from Gitmo, because water boarding was not the worst of what was done to them, languishing behind bars for the rest of their lives.

Apparently, this has become “The American Way” of treating prisoners of war; and it is not all that dissimilar from the way alleged “law enforcement officers” treat the American general public.

Would I, as a law-abiding citizen, minding my own business, EVER call the police right now if I thought something criminal was going on in my neighborhood?!?

I rather think not. Innocent people in this country are getting slaughtered in this country, just for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And before you criticize that outlook, please consider the following, as reported yesterday at blacklistednews.com:

Acting on a bogus tip about methamphetamine from a car thief, the Laurens County Sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant for the home of devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, David Hooks. An hour after the judge signed the warrant police raided Hooks’ house and took the life of this innocent grandfather. An attorney representing David Hooks’ widow says that the September 24, shooting did not go down as law enforcement authorities stated in initial news releases, and the “true facts of this tragedy are in stark contrast” to official accounts. At approximately 11:00 pm on September 24, Laurens County Sheriff’s deputies barged unannounced into the home of Hooks. The sheriff’s office claims Hooks was shot after he got out a firearm and started showing aggression. Hooks was met with 17 shots from SWAT officers. Since the Free Thought Project initially reported on this killing by police in October, recent revelations show that not only were no shots fired, but the shotgun wasn’t even loaded. Even if the shotgun would have been load and Hooks would have shot at the officers, he had every right, as he was protecting his wife and home from, who he perceived to be unannounced intruders, who obviously meant him harm. Police, adamant on trying to justify their breaking and entering and subsequent murder, searched the home for 44 straight hours and didn’t find one single shred of contraband. Mitchell Shook is the attorney for the family and he is asking for the FBI to investigate, citing that the raid was illegal. According to WMAZ, the family’s attorney says Hooks had four wounds, two of which he says are very problematic. Shook says that’s according to the Laurens County EMS records. He says the same information is found in the medical records from Fairview Park Hospital. “One was to the side of the head, the other, was in his back, the back of his left shoulder, based on the evidence we see, we believe that David Hooks was face down on the ground when he received those last two shots,” says Shook. Teresa Hooks who is still experiencing a nightmare inflicted upon her by those sworn to protect and serve, recalls that horrid night.

I would like to be able to even think that this raid, and other ones like it, where there is no true vetting of the information to begin with, are abberations in law enforcement; unfortunately, they are becoming much more standard.

 

 

 

Digital driver’s licenses come with one small (big) problem

Iowa announces it is testing driver’s licenses on phones. But what if a police officer asks to take your phone, so that he can check your license in his own vehicle?

I recall when smart phones like the Treo had a slot for a microSD card. You could keep the pictures of your naked spouse on that and slide it out when you handed the phone to someone else, but for soooooooooooooome reason, that feature is no longer available.

 

 

 

31 Kids Who Weren’t Messing Around With Their Letters To Santa

 

 

 

Russia raps US bill for lethal military aid to Ukraine

Russia has slammed the US Senate for ratifying a bill that allows Washington to provide lethal military aid to Ukraine, saying such a move is aimed at destroying cooperation between the two neighbors.

 

 

 

Crime With and Without Punishment. Nine Things to Know about the US Justice System

I suspect the powers-that-shouldn’t-be have no clue about our simmering rage

 

 

 

Egypt alliance holds rallies against military rule

Members of Egypt’s Anti-Coup Alliance have held nationwide rallies calling for an immediate end to military rule and the release of all political detainees in the North African country, Press TV reports.

Egyptian demonstrators who took to the streets on Friday were faced by security forces, but no heavy clashes were reported.

The alliance, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, also called for a round of national protests against the government of President Abdel Fatah el Sisi, who led a military coup last year against Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president.

“The government is fragile and it will soon collapse because after the revolution which hasn’t achieved its goals yet, the people will not accept injustice anymore and they will for sure revolt against any tyrant,” said Fawzy Soliman of the Egyptian opposition group, the April 6 Youth Movement.

A counter-counter revolution?

 

 

 

Net Neutrality Activists Disrupt FCC Meeting

This morning at 10:40am, net neutrality demonstrators interrupted the FCC’s monthly meeting by unfurling a large banner reading “Reclassify Now!” behind the seated FCC commissioners. The activists, both union members, were escorted from the room by security after speaking out and asking FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler why he continues to delay Title II net neutrality, which should have been voted on at today’s meeting.

 

 

 

Buried Within Omnibus Bill, a ‘Long-Term Blank Check for War Spending’

Analysts warn that “emergency” war spending fund, which was supposed to be temporary, has become permanent fixture that inflates Pentagon’s budget

 

 

 

UK spies ‘may have seen’ CIA torture: Shock admission by former Labour security minister as Blair aide calls for Royal Commission into Britain’s role

British spies may have been aware of torture carried out by the CIA, a former security minister admitted last night.

In the most frank official acceptance yet of potential complicity, Lord West of Spithead accepted there may have been the ‘odd case’ where UK agents knew of mistreatment and may even have been in the building when it happened.

 

 

 

Pooka Time in The Circus of the Absurd and Ridiculous

I live in a world where anything is possible but only certain things are probable. I’m not in a position to say one way or the other whether this tale is true. Meanwhile though, my subconscious is screaming, “Bullshit!” at the top of her lungs. Speaking on this order of things, Mr. Visible is watching the latest Transformers film and oh… what an excruciating turd it is. It is most notable for the acting chops of the not ready for Bay Watch blonde who plays Marc Wahlberg’s daughter. Not since Sophia Copola in Godfather 3 have I seen someone with so little acting ability. That she is connected or that she paid in the coin of her realm for the role is without a doubt. I became fascinated while watching her perform. “Can it possibly be as bad as it looks?” I ask myself. The response is not long in coming, “It is worse.”

 

 

 

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ON MONDAY!

 

 

 

CIA torture report sparks renewed calls to prosecute senior US officials

A UN expert on human rights has repeated his call for the US to live up to its international legal obligations and prosecute senior officials who authorised the use of torture.

Ben Emmerson, the UN special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said Eric Holder, the US attorney general, is under an international obligation to reopen inquiries into senior officials alleged to have breached human rights.

Asked whether George W Bush should be prosecuted, Emmerson told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme that as a head of state he enjoyed special immunity, but other senior officials should face charges.

“Certainly those at higher levels involved in the commitment of an international crime, a crime of universal jurisdiction, are liable to be charged,” he said.

 

 

 

CIA torture: Homeland and 24 make great TV, but they’re no way to govern

Even a public reared on Homeland, 24 and Zero Dark Thirty were shocked by what they read. Viewers who had flinched at Jack Bauer’s brutal approach to interrogation learned this week that that was hardly the product of an over-active Hollywood imagination. On the contrary, it turns out the screenwriters underdid it.

 

 

 

Falling oil prices are ‘so dramatic’, Wall Street bets on Russia and Venezuela defaults

 

 

 

Colorado school bribes kids to eat Michelle O lunches

School officials in Jefferson County, Colorado felt like they had to do something to save the school’s lunch program after a significant drop in participation last year because of new federal regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. — So, they’re bribing kids to buy lunch. — Devinny Elementary School first grader Anna Ketzer was one of three students who won a brand new bicycle, 9News.com reports.

 

 

 

1st US arms manufacturer agrees to sell arms to Ukraine

Representatives of the firm “Ukrinmash” – leading weapons manufacturing State Concern “Ukroboronprom” – signed a contract with the American firearms manufacturer, Barrett Firearms.

The weapons will supply the needs of the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Guard. Delivery times have been reduced to a minimum, so that the soldiers quickly got everything they need.

Barrett Firearms – an American company for the production of firearms, optical devices and ammunition. Specialization – large-caliber sniper rifles.

I got to test-fire one of those once. Lot more kick to it than the Hawken! :)

 

 

 

Shocking New Video Shows Sacramento Cop Stomps Man’s Head Into Street!

 

 

 

Watch the video the Zionist Media didn’t Want You to See, ISRAEL in it’s true form!

 

 

 

Defense Bill Passes, Giving Sacred Native American Sites To Mining Company

The U.S. Senate passed a measure authorizing the nation’s defense programs Friday, and along with it managed to give lands sacred to Native Americans to a foreign company that owns a uranium mine with Iran.

The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 is one of the must-pass pieces of legislation that Congress moves every year. But like they did in attaching extraneous riders to the must-pass government funding bill, lawmakers used the defense bill as a vehicle to pass a massive public lands package.

The bill sailed through on a vote of 89 to 11.

Many of the land measures were popular. But one, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, had twice failed to win support in the House of Representatives, blocked both by conservationists and conservatives.

You’ve got to wonder how many members of the Senate own shares in this company. Oh, and about the country’s “environmental record”, if one can call it that?!?!

The following seems to be pretty damned representative of this:

Me’ekamui, the ‘Sacred Island’ of Bougainville is seen by its people as a natural, God-given inheritance to be willfully preserved from generation to generation. These indigenous people flourished here for thousands of years—thriving on the island’s rich resources of rain forested land and teeming rivers. Generations of Bougainvilleans built their culture into a productive self-sufficient economy. Since time immemorial, land on Bougainville has been owned on a clan basis, being passed down from mother to daughter. Land boundaries are well known, and have been respected for thousands of years. According to custom, clans hold the rights to the land, the sky above and the earth below. Disrespecting this longtime custom, corporate greed bloodied the heart and soul of Bougainville with the construction of the Panguana mine. Desperate Survival Once Rio Tinto set foot on their land in 1960, the villagers witnessed almost an immediate sense of loss. Their health, environmental resources and livelihood were forsaken for corporate gain. Almost immediately, the Bougainvilleans fell sick from exposure to the mine’s toxins, chemicals and air pollutants. Upper respiratory infections such as Asthma and TB became more common, and even killed people. Children became ill with coughs, colds and chronic ear infections. Many women even died giving birth, because of the lack of basic medicine and care. As Rio Tinto ravaged the island mining for copper, the company dumped waste rock and tailings, turning the river valleys into a virtual wasteland. Fish and whole forests died, depleting the villagers of their major food source, and eliminating their cash cropping systems. The villagers lost their property due to ongoing environmental contamination. Their water became non-potable, and they were forced to come up with other resources for survival. Unable to live this way, the people pleaded to Rio Tinto to give them control of their own land surrounding the mine. When Rio Tinto ignored their request, the Bougainvilleans united in the name of their culture and fought for their right to their inherent resources. The Bougainvilleans’ fight for their rights left many people dead and many more injured. Three entire principal villages were relocated, and many life-long inhabitants were forced to flee the island. – See more at: http://the-truth-reveal.blogspot.com/2007/09/rio-tinto-environmental-destruction.html#sthash.SNSrWetU.dpuf

And then, there’s this lovely little story from Mongolia:

The Network is focusing support in Mongolia, where Rio Tinto has invested billions and mine workers are particularly vulnerable. The company has a US $6 billion investment in the vast Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in the Gobi Desert. Workers there are represented by IndustriALL affiliate the Federation of Energy, Geology and Mining Workers’ Trade Unions of Mongolia (MEGM). Last year, Rio Tinto was condemned by the Supreme Court in Mongolia for wage discrimination against Mongolian nationals and unfair dismissal. The company also faced international criticism for sacking thousands of workers in the country without adequate consultation. ndustriALL assistant general secretary Kemal Özkan says that with the campaign, IndustriALL Global Union aims to build union power at Rio Tinto plants around the world, uniting workers in the struggle for decent work: “Rio Tinto has extensive experience in causing one conflict after another with trade unions, indigenous organizations, environmental groups and other key community stakeholders. Unions and civil society are coming together in an unprecedented way to push back against Rio Tinto for the benefit of workers, the environment and communities.” “For far too long, Rio Tinto has systematically put profits before people, sometimes with fatal consequences like the recent deaths at the Grasberg mine in Papua New Guinea. Workers are saying enough is enough,” says Kemal Özkan. The Network meeting follows a global day of protests on 7 October as as part of IndustriALL’s campaign to demand a new era at Rio Tinto.

More slow genocide for America’s First Nations: more profit for a company whose “contributions”, most likely, have lead to the electoral success of many of those senators voting for this rider.

 

 

 

Brazil Released Its Own Torture Report This Week, And The U.S. Is Implicated

As Americans learned about the deeply disturbing tactics of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program this week, the government in Brazil released a report filled with its own history of systemic abuses. The nearly-2,000-page report by Brazil’s National Truth Commission detailed a pattern of killings and torture during a period of military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985.

The report not only shed light on the brutal methods of Brazilian interrogators, but also showed that the United States and the United Kingdom had trained some of the perpetrators in torture techniques.

 

 

 

Torturer’s Apprentice from Baron Munchausen

The new National Anthem of the United States?

 

 

 

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 13, 2014]

 

 

 

New calls for return of Guantanamo Brit, after 13 years of torture

In the wake of a new report on US abuses post-9/11, calls have been renewed for the return of a British resident held without charge or trial at Guantanamo Bay for the past 13 years.

Shaker Aamer, a Londoner with a British wife and four British children, was captured and tortured by US forces in Afghanistan in 2001 before his rendition to Guantanamo Bay in 2002. His ordeal has included a litany of abuses similar to those described in the US Senate report on CIA torture, a portion of which was released this week. The details of CIA torture revealed in the report have provoked widespread condemnation.

As one of the first five prisoners taken to Bagram Air Force Base in late December 2001, Mr Aamer was forced to stay awake for nine days, beaten, denied food, and tied up in such a way as to risk strangling himself if he moved. Other times, he was forced to stand up for over 16 hours a day.

 

 

 

Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote the benefits of the vaccines, took a 180-degree turn when she chose instead to clean her conscience about the deadly vaccines so she “could sleep at night”.

 

 

 

The Red Hand Coalition and the fight against austerity in Quebec

On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, I talk with Joël Pedneault of the Red Hand Coalition, one of the main province-wide formations opposing austerity measures in Quebec, about the trajectory of resistance to those measures in recent years — from before and through the student strike that brought down a government, to the lull in the year that followed, and into the resurgence that has just begun as a new Liberal government seeks once again to impose austerity on the province.

 

 

 

The Canadian torture state

Whipping with cables. Prolonged solitary confinement. Other unspeakable acts, committed against citizens with official blessing. Use of “information” gathered by torture considered legitimate.

No, no, I don’t mean the Torture Report. I’m talking about Canada.

Let the other sordid drama play itself out in America. We’ve now learned more about “rectal feeding” (read: medically unjustified anal rape) than we ever wanted to know, and that’s just for starters. Did the authorities raid every prison for the criminally insane to swell CIA ranks? Far worse, we’re watching a desperate attempt to frame this whole series of vile acts as a period in (recent) history now thankfully ended. Don’t you go believing that fairytale, now.

 

 

 

Portuguese parliament calls for Palestinian state

Portugal’s parliament has accepted a resolution calling on the government to recognize Palestine’s statehood.

The resolution, jointly filed by the Portuguese center-right majority and the opposition Socialist party on Friday, proposed “recognizing, in coordination with the European Union, the state of Palestine as independent and sovereign.”

Portuguese Foreign Minister Rui Machete said after the vote that the government “will choose the moment best suited” for the recognition of the Palestinian state.

 

 

 

Haiti premier set to quit: President

Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is prepared to step down amid mounting street protests regarding the long-delayed elections, the president says. – See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/13/390011/haiti-premier-set-to-qu…

 

 

 

1936: ZIONISTS WHINE ABOUT ‘HOLOCAUST’ 7 YEARS BEFORE IT ‘HAPPENS’

False alarm bells regarding the deaths of “millions of Jews” rang during both World War I and the Russian Civil War which followed. During the loud sound and smoky fury of wartime, such tall tales of genocide at least appeared to be somewhat plausible to the superficial reader of the newspapers which carried such fabricated accounts. But during the peacetime of the 1930’s, even the most dim-witted newspaper worshipper would never believe such tales. Yet, as we shall soon see, that didn’t stop the audacious Zionists from trying.

As the Berlin Olympics of 1936 approaches, Adolf Hitler has been in power for nearly 3 & 1/2 years. The initial anti-German hate campaign of 1933-34 has subsided as the world now realizes that the atrocity propaganda was false.

 

 

 

Former Anderson cop sentenced – again – on rape charge

A former Anderson police officer who admitted raping a woman in his custody was sentenced Friday in Sacramento federal court to five years in prison, based on his guilty plea of violating the woman’s civil rights.

Bryan Robert Benson, 30, was originally charged in 2011 in Shasta Superior Court with rape and kidnapping, and would have faced life in prison had he been convicted. Instead, he was sentenced to 364 days in jail after pleading no contest to felony assault by a police officer and to soliciting a lewd act, a misdemeanor.

Shasta County prosecutors said at the time that the outcome was dictated by a loophole in the law that would have allowed Benson’s lawyers to argue the sex was consensual because the woman had not yet been booked into jail.

This loophole in California law should be fixed, and right the hell now.

I don’t think I will ever visit California again, if this is the police’s interpretation of “to protect and serve”, even if I do not indulge in the kinds of activities which got this woman arrested in the first place.

 

 

 

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse

On occasion a reader will ask if I can give readers some good news. The answer is: not unless I lie to you like “your” government and the mainstream media do. If you want faked “good news,” you need to retreat into The Matrix. In exchange for less stress and worry, you will be led unknowingly into financial ruin and nuclear armageddon.

 

 

 

Buffalo Cop Suspended Without Pay for Beating Caught on Camera

A Buffalo police officer was suspended without pay, yes, you heard right, after he was caught on video beating a man with his nightstick, ordering him to stand up, but beating him when he tried.

 

 

 

Krauthammer: Warren’s Rebellion ‘A Festival of Hypocrisy’

 

 

 

MSNBC: Pelosi and Other Dems Now Decrying CIA Approved Interrogation Methods after 9/11

 

 

 

Obama: ‘I Spend Most of My Time Watching ESPN’

Fueling the perception that he is checked out of his job, President Obama admitted to ESPN that he only watches their network every morning.

 

 

 

US hid UK links in CIA torture report at request of British spy agencies

 

 

 

Liberals on MSNBC Panel Trash Senate Dems’ CIA Report

 

 

 

A Century Ago: Rockefellers Funded Eugenics Initiative to Sterilize 15 Million Americans

Some people are still under the impression that the Rockefeller Foundation is all about philanthropy: helping people and saving lives. Those people are Bill Gates and Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

In reality, the Rockefellers have been one of the largest financial backers and drivers of the eugenics and the depopulation agenda in this country for over a century now.

Check out these 1915 newspaper clippings we came across in research…

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Jobseekers first battle despair, then many retire early

In the past 15 years, millions of Americans have left the workforce, causing the labor force participation rate — the share of American adults who either have a job or are looking for one — to fall from 67.1 percent in 2000 to 62.8 percent in November, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 

 

NYPD cop accused of cashing stolen checks worth $7,000

A city cop has been accused of pocketing nearly $7,000 by cashing two stolen checks, officials said Friday.

 

 

 

Paying Down The Debt Is Now Almost Mathematically Impossible

Default has become the only option. And that could mean a number of things.

 

 

 

Former Minister Denies Torture Report Lobbying

David Cameron’s spokesman admits Britain asked for redactions – but a former minister denies involvement.

 

 

 

Brilliant New Device Lets Protesters Jam Surveillance, Block Stingrays

The main NSA headquarters is described as ”a building covered with one-way dark glass, which is lined with copper shielding in order to prevent espionage by trapping in signals and sounds.” The question becomes: if they can protect their own privacy with copper, why can’t we use this same technique to protect our privacy from them? Well now we finally can. Tunnel is a portable Faraday enclosure that uses a 100% authentic copper shielding system to surround your phone. When your phone is inside, it forms a topologically near-complete surface to prevent non-ionizing radiation from penetrating its boundaries, letting you avoid surveillance. Thankfully, it’s not going to cost thousands of dollars, which has come as great news for protesters and other privacy advocates.

 

 

 

A Chinese city is burning money for power instead of coal

A power plant in Luoyang City in central China is burning money as a cleaner alternative to coal. China’s economic growth may be cooling down but the energy sector has plenty of money to burn. A power plant in Luoyang City, in the country’s central Henan province, is using old banknotes rather than coal as fuel for its furnaces and to provide power for the region. According to reports from the official Xinhua news agency, a tonne of blazing banknotes can help contribute 660 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy and generates far less pollution than the fossil fuel traditionally used

 

 

 

LAPD Hires 9/11 Truther Esai Morales to do PSA

Actor Esai Morales was recently hired by the LAPD to do a public service announcement on the dangers of texting and driving. The 52 year old Brooklyn native and star of Caprica is also know for his starring roles in NYPD Blue, La Bamba, and Mi Familia. LAPD excitedly tweeted about Morales in the PSA today, in which Morales dramatically opines “What if you don’t get a chance to say goodbye? Put the phone down, practice hands free driving. Give yourself and others a chance to participate in life.”
In August 2008, WeAreChangeLA conducted an interview with the actor, whom they desribed on youtube as as “a great actor and a great soul, speaks out for the 9-11 Truth Movement.” Morales was later featured in another video asking Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich a question about the Bilderbergers. This just goes to show that the ‘stigma’ or consequences feared by those hesitant to speak about important controversial societal events may not be as bad as imagined.

 

 

 

More Evidence Bush Lied About Iraq

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee has released new information claiming the Bush administration misled the American people in the run-up to the war in Iraq.

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said on Thursday that a 2003 CIA cable warns the administration of former President George W. Bush against making reference to claims that Mohammad Atta – the leader of the 9/11 hijackers – had met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in the Czech Republic before the attacks.

 

 

 

Sheriff Caught on Video Kicking, Beating Man For Asking Him To Move His Patrol Car

The police supervisor, when presented with the video from a local tv station, said that the video “causes me concern” but added “let’s face it, if the suspect had complied with the officer’s demands we wouldn’t be sitting here taking about this today.”

The man who witnessed and filmed the entire incident, however, has another story. “I think he should get fired, I think he should go to jail, administrative leave is not enough,” he said.

 

 

 

Untrained CIA Agents Were Just Making Up Torture Methods As They Went Along

On Tuesday morning, the Senate intelligence committee released an executive summary of its five-year investigation into the CIA’s interrogation and detention program.
Among the report’s most striking revelations is that CIA interrogators were often untrained and in some instances made up torturous techniques as they went along.

 

 

 

Political cartoon depicting kids asking Santa to ‘Keep us safe from the police’ draws ire

AN EDITORIAL cartoon depicting children asking Santa Claus, “Keep us safe from the police,” published in a Bucks County newspaper on Sunday has drawn the ire of the Fraternal Order of Police.

In a scathing letter yesterday, Philadelphia FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby demanded an apology from the Bucks County Courier Times for the cartoon.

 

 

 

U.S. Banks $300 Trillion in Derivatives & the Global Economic Reset!

 

 

 

Black Sheriff: Obama’s Racial Divide and Conquer Strategy “Destructive for America”

 

 

 

Intelligence bill bolsters warrantless spying on U.S. citizens

“When I learned that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 was being rushed to the floor for a vote—with little debate and only a voice vote expected (i.e., simply declared “passed” with almost nobody in the room) — I asked my legislative staff to quickly review the bill for unusual language. What they discovered is one of the most egregious sections of law I’ve encountered during my time as a representative: It grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American.” — Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) Section 309 contains the language which civil libertarians found disturbing. Rep. Amash rushed out a “Dear Colleague” letter to every member of congress, urging each to vote “NO” on H.R. 4681.

 

 

 

Outsourcing Atrocity: The School of the Americas and the C.O.I.N. Fundamentalists

America’s recent wars have been fought based on a doctrine tested throughout the Western Hemisphere in the second half of the 20th century and taught at the controversial School of the Americas. It may have changed its name to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISC), and added a patina of human rights training, but a pig wearing lipstick is still a pig, as the 2009 coup in Honduras led by alumni of the school shows.

 

 

 

National debt exceeds $18T, sparking renewed criticism of spending under Obama. It only took 407 days for the nation to go from $17 trillion to $18 trillion in debt.

 

 

 

Plunging oil prices may trigger unrest: Food Inflation 1% want us to pay THEIR debt

 

 

 

Sour Milk and Stolen Honey: One woman’s fight to save her husband held hostage by Israel’s brutal family laws

Book from today’s radio guest.

 

 

 

Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

Former Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale was found dead in Colorado on Wednesday, the network reports.

Di-Natale most recently worked as a freelancer for Fox News West Coast bureau in Los Angeles. His last day with the network was November 30.

The exact cause of his death has not been released, but Fox News reports that the 43-year-old took his own life.

 

 

 

Bail-In and the Financial Stability Board: The Global Bankers’ Coup

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged by Senator Elizabeth Warren; but the tide turned when Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorganChase, stepped into the ring. Perhaps what prompted his intervention was the unanticipated $40 drop in the price of oil. As financial blogger Michael Snyder points out, that drop could trigger a derivatives payout that could bankrupt the biggest banks. And if the G20’s new “bail-in” rules are formalized, depositors and pensioners could be on the hook.

 

 

 

Put to Call ratio suggesting S&P could turn soft!

 

 

 

FLASHBACK OCTOBER – Appalling Corruption And Deceit Alleged in DOJ Case Against Sierra Pacific Industries

Two former Assistant United States Attorneys have come forward with allegations of deceit and corruption in a case prosecuted by the Holder Justice Department that are so appalling, a federal district judge has ordered the recusal from the case of every judge in the Eastern District of California.

 

 

 

Like Clockwork: Pension plans to be looted nationwide as Congress okays institutional theft of funds

On April 2, 2013, in an article entitled Economics 101: Production, coercion and theft, I wrote about the coming looting of pension plans, stating:

 

 

 

Rothschild Controlled Central Banks ~ Japan, Europe, Switzerland Fraudulent Derivative Debt

 

 

 

GMO-labeling initiative defeated by Monsanto-sponsored groups

Supporters of an Oregon ballot initiative requiring labels on genetically-modified food acknowledged defeat on Thursday after an automatic recount failed to sway the results of November’s vote and a judge denied their plea for a count of rejected ballots.

The Yes on 92 campaign said there were no legal routes left for them in their efforts to reverse the Nov. 4 vote in which Measure 92 – which would have required manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers to clearly label all genetically-engineered foods or ingredients in raw or packaged items – was defeated by only 812 votes out of 1.5 million.

 

 

 

‘Cloud Atlas': Russia Targeted by Another Large Scale Cyber Espionage Campaign!

 

 

 

UK government to ‘pay back’ all World War One debt

Nearly one hundred years after it was first issued, the UK Government has announced that it will redeem all of the nation’s World War One debt.

Well then, of COURSE it is time for the bankers to start a new World War!

 

 

 

Beware viruses hidden in e-cigarette chargers

Whatever the pros and cons of smoking e-cigarettes, they have undoubtedly been a big hit with smokers looking to either kick their habit, or at least to mitigate its health risks.

Now, most businesses are very aware risks of the risks items such as USB thumb drives can be their systems, as these are a notorious vector for spreading computer viruses, and have instituted strict policies about their use (although personal users remain at high risk).

It now seems, however, that hackers in China have found a new means of infecting computers with viruses, using cheap pieces of hardware that many users would not even conceive of as threat – cheap e-cigarette chargers!

 

 

 

Darwin Awards study says men are far more idiotic than women

Scientists analyze the past 10 years of silly, avoidable deaths and find that almost 90 percent of the “protagonists” in these scenarios were male.

 

 

 

Seattle Is Sinking!

Bertha repair pit might have caused 30 buildings to sink along with viaduct.

 

 

 

Flashback: Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernanke — 7/18/12

 

 

 

The U.S Government Is Lying, Manipulating, Continuing Torture And Committing Other Human Right Violations.

 

 

 

Progressives to Dems on Budget Deal: ‘We Will Remember This Betrayal’

As Senate prepares votes on funding measure dubbed “the Citigroup Budget,” critics lament sad return of Clinton-era “triangulation” and economic policies that continue to favor Wall Street over Main Street

 

 

 

Drug tests for journalists proposed in Hungary

The Hungarian prime minister, who has vowed to remake his country into a “non-liberal” state as he moves closer to Moscow, called Friday for mandatory drug testing of journalists and politicians.

 

 

 

While They Train With Marines, LAPD Disarms Witless Public At Yet Another ‘Anonymous Gun Buyback’ At Masonic Lodge

While the LAPD trains with the U.S. Marines this week in ‘Realistic Urban Training’ drills, they have tweeted their plans for two big ‘anonymous gun buybacks’ tomorrow in the valley. The cops will be swapping guns, with supposedly no questions asked, for $100 grocery cards at the Masonic lodge and a Ralphs Grocery Store. “TURN IN YOUR GUNS To Receive a Ralph’s Gift Card! (While supplies last)”, stated the LAPD flier announcing the events.

 

 

 

Police apologise after shooting dead a man’s dog

A man whose dog was chased by police, pepper sprayed and unlawfully shot dead has received an official apology, but only after str