News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“The 12th Commandment: Those who favor war must fight it themselves.” — Michael Rivero
Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest the Fast and Furious guns are tied to at least 69 killings.
On December 10, 2014 the city of Detroit exited bankruptcy.
It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.
The bondholders were totally screwed in favor of the pensioners (not that I generally like bondholders).
Regardless, everything was supposed to be fixed. It wasn’t.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to “bring back” Crimea and the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. His statement was made as European officials welcomed Russia’s pardoning of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko.
Albuquerque, New Mexico will continue to maintain a fluoride-free water supply after the local water authority voted to remove funding for water fluoridation for the fiscal year 2017.
On Wednesday May 18, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority voted to remove proposed funding for water fluoridation from the utility’s 2017 budget. The Water Utility Authority had originally recommended spending $250,000 to add extra fluoride into the water supply to help the county reach federally recommended levels of fluoride. Bernalillo County’s supply is at 0.3 parts per million while the federal government recommends .7 parts per million.
Only weeks ago Hart Stebbins, a Bernalillo County commissioner, introduced a measure that would have required the water authority to add fluoride to the water supply to a level of 0.7 parts per million. However, on May 18, the board opted not to vote on the measure, effectively ending the bid for water fluoridation…
Russian military analyst Sergei Ishchenko comments on the US military’s apparent plans to increase their presence on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, and the possible threat to the Crimean peninsula this may pose.
Despite the ongoing risks that the Lockheed Martin fighter jets will crash to the earth, the Pentagon plans to spend an additional $16 billion on another batch of F-35s.
A defence committee report has fallen short of recommending a full ban on issuing the psychosis-linked, anti-malaria drug Lariam to British troops.
Professional Republicans in the #NeverTrump movement continue to oppose the presumptive nominee selected by the GOP electorate and are now floating strategies to throw the election to Hillary Clinton.
However, an examination of Clinton’s campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete and, possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation’s borders.
Russia’s plan to deploy two new divisions in its west and one in its south is only one step along the way to countering NATO’s significantly increased military presence on its borders, Russia’s envoy to the alliance said.
“Our security interests are to be firmly protected. Deployment of the three divisions announced by the defense minister is only one of the measures, which should be considered in this regard,” Aleksandr Grushko said.
Jacob Hornberger has written a column on open borders. He doesn’t mention my name, but it is pretty clear to whom he is writing. I won’t go through Hornberger’s post line by line; instead, I will focus on his challenge. Forgive the lengthy quote, but the full challenge must be presented:
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING HYPOTHETICAL. EVER SINCE I PRESENTED IT MANY YEARS AGO, THERE HAS NOT BEEN ONE SINGLE LIBERTARIAN ADVOCATE OF GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED BORDERS WHO HAS EVER BEEN ABLE TO REFUTE THE PRINCIPLES SET FORTH IN THE HYPOTHETICAL. UNLESS AND UNTIL ANY LIBERTARIAN ADVOCATE OF GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED BORDERS SUCCESSFULLY REFUTES THE PRINCIPLES SET FORTH IN THIS HYPOTHETICAL, THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED BORDERS PARADIGM WILL CONTINUE TO STAND AS FATALLY FLAWED.
In spite of all the scepticism regarding the long delayed UK Iraq Inquiry into the illegal invasion of Iraq, with predictions (including by myself) that it would be a “whitewash” of the enormity of the lies which led to the near destruction of Iraq, to the presence of ISIS and to probably over a million deaths, The Sunday Times (May 22nd, 2016) is predicting an “absolutely brutal” verdict on those involved. The paper claims that former Prime Minister Tony Blair, his then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Sir Richard Dearlove, former Head of British Secret Intelligence (MI6) are among those who face “serious damage to their reputations.”
Not before time, many will surely be thinking.
Prime Minister David Cameron will seek support for Britain remaining in the European Union from world leaders at the G7 summit this week, amid accusations the PM is courting global “elites.”
Cameron flew to Japan on Tuesday night, leaving a kingdom divided over whether to leave or remain in the EU. The referendum takes place in less than a month, on June 23.
As Donald Trump revives the two-decade old Vince Foster case, the charge that the cause of death of the top aide and close friend of the Clintons may not have been suicide has once again been dismissed as the stuff of “right-wing conspiracy theory.”
But less than three months ago, WND reported a resignation letter surfaced from the lead investigator in independent counsel Robert Fiske’s investigation of the Foster case, Miguel Rodriguez, outlining evidence of his charge that the case was fixed.
Thirteen years ago, WND reported Rodriguez, an assistant U.S. attorney, made an audio recording in which he charged the suicide ruling was predetermined, the crime scene was altered and major newspaper editors killed stories by reporters pursuing the truth.
“This whole notion of [Fiske and Starr] doing an honest investigation is laughable,” Rodriguez says in the tape.
PROTESTERS ALSO THREW FIREBOMBS AT POLICE — ONE VENDOR HAD HIS TABLE SET ON FIRE!
According to FOX News the shots broke glass in the building.
Trump supporters were not allowed to leave out the front doors due to safety concerns.
The confusion that exists in today’s mercurial society is a direct result of not understanding the nature of individual human rights. All valid authority is based upon willing consent. The cornerstone of human being personhood is the inalienable right of self-defense. This indisputable principle is under attack on all fronts by the “Politically Correct” authoritarians who see the individual as an inconvenient impediment to their bizarre vision of a social order based upon compelled obedience to a global agenda of destructive myths and false promises of a utopian world.
Once upon a time, markets trembled when Greek bailout implementation headlines were announced, which is what just happened if slightly ahead of our forecast schedule…
… and this time nobody cares. Well maybe the Greeks do, but by now even they realize that most of the “money” they receive will be used to repay creditors and especially the ECB, and they will see virtually none of it.
After a brief hiatus from the ongoing currency wars, China fired another salvo at The Fed tonight by devaluing the Yuan fix to 6.5693 – its weakest against the USD since March 2011. After eight days higher in a row for The USD Index, it seems PBOC has turned its currency liberalization plan off, stabilizing the broad Renminbi basket (which has been steadily devalued) and turning its attention to devaluing against the USD. Having unleashed turmoil in August (pre-Sept FOMC) and January (post Dec rate-hike), it appears the rising rate-hike probabilities jawboned by The Fed are decidedly disagreeable to “authoritative persons” in China.
The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of outsiders is an indication that the insouciant public is waking up. But Americans will have to do more than wake up, as they cannot rescue themselves via the voting booth. In my opinion, the American people will remain serfs until they wake up to Revolution.
In September 1993, just two months after the death of Vince Foster, Clinton campaign security operative Jerry Parks was shot and killed in Little Rock in a gang style slaying. The story received virtually no attention save for a few journals including the Progressive Review. The murder remains unsolved.
Now word comes that the man whom Park’s widow, Lois Jane Parks, later married – Dr David Millstein – has also been murdered by an assailant with a knife and police are investigating.
A Soyuz rocket launches Galileo navigation satellites into space from a launch complex in French Guinea.
Vast swathes of countryside face a renewed threat from fracking after a landmark planning decision, campaigners warned yesterday.
They say that the go-ahead for a scheme in Yorkshire could be the ‘tip of the iceberg’, with hundreds of drilling projects across Britain, including beauty spots, to follow.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report to police more than 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse going back more than 60 years, a government investigation into abuse and its aftermath heard on Monday.
Posted for those who think I only pick on the Catholics.
Microsoft is cutting another 1,850 jobs connected to its mobile-phone business, on the heels of the 4,500 job cuts connected with its sell-off of its feature-phone business a week ago.
The majority of Germans want to see Chancellor Angela Merkel take a strong stand against the Turkish president and stop caving in to his demands even if it undermines the EU refugee deal with Ankara, a recent poll has shown.
The survey which found that as many as 77 percent want Merkel to stand up to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was published on Tuesday by Stern-RTL.
German leaders spent much of the first half of 2015 wrangling Europe into a deal that would – they hoped – allow Greece to pay off its debts by restructuring its economy and making deep cuts to public spending.
But almost a year later the stricken Mediterranean country is once again top of the agenda at meetings of the Eurogroup (finance ministers of countries that use the Euro single currency) – with the latest set for Tuesday afternoon.
The very nature of private central banking is designed so that once you are a debt-slave, you STAY a debt-slave!
A campaign to employ police officers of foreign origins regardless of whether they have a German passport or not has been launched in the state of Bavaria. The move is aimed at helping solve crimes involving migrants.
That is just insane!
These days, as Europe is engaged in a behind the scenes fight with Turkey to put an end to the flow of illegal migrants along the “Turkish route”, European officials prefer to keep silent about yet another impressive wave of illegal migrants coming to the EU from Africa.
Curry house owner jailed for six years after customer dies from nut allergy … Paul Wilson’s parents Margaret and Keith said he loved curry but was always clear with staff about his allergy, asking for his meals not to contain any peanuts … Businesses have been warned to take allergies seriously after a restaurateur was imprisoned for six years for killing a customer by selling him a curry containing peanuts. -Sydney Morning Herald
The reason there are so many people with peanut allergies is the use of peanut oil as a vaccine adjuvent!
A series of coordinated and organized suicide bombings across the Syrian coast on Monday has left around 120 people dead. Despite the worldwide expression of solidarity that occurred during the Paris and Belgian attacks, however, there has been no mention of the Syrian attacks nor has there been any mass expression of condolences and solidarity with Syria.
The attacks took place in both Tartus and Jobleh, two cities that are fiercely loyal to the Syrian government and where two Russian bases are located. Syrian state media has reported a lower death toll than that of the West and the terrorist-supporting “activists” (or, rather “activist”) known as the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights…
Amnesty International accused EU officials of ignoring horrific abuses refugees receive in Turkey – facilities more like concentration camps than safe havens, hellholes of mistreatment.
Turkish media reported about 30 boys, aged 8 – 14, were raped or sexually abused by a Nizip refugee camp worker – the country’s so-called model facility Merkel and Tusk were shown during their visit last month.
What they were allowed to see was polar opposite reality, an illusory snapshot unrelated to horrors refugees face. Opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Elif Dogan Turkman called child abuse in the camp the tip of the iceberg.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will scrap a refugee deal with the EU unless his country’s key demand of visa-free travel is granted.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned that the only way to defeat Daesh (ISIL) is via “a proper ground war” against the terror network.
Well, if you really feel that way Tony…
Here’s your rifle
Here’s your parachute.
We ran out of the camo so here is a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA’s torture centers.
Watch your head climbing into that transport, and we’ll call the other guys and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.
Because we still remember that “Dodgy Dossier!”
A new discovery has revealed that the Vikings may have travelled hundreds of miles further into North America than previously thought. It’s well known that they reached the tip of the continent more than 1,000 years ago, but the full extent of their exploration has remained a mystery, writes historian Dan Snow.
After a long hike across boggy ground and through thick pine forests, clutching pepper spray to protect against bear attacks, Sarah Parcak and her small team of archaeologists stood on an exposed, wind-blasted headland in North America.
Attorneys on Tuesday accused the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis of sheltering more than $1 billion in assets to avoid big payouts to abuse survivors as part of the church’s bankruptcy case.
United Aircraft Corporation says the first Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) plane has been delivered to its inaugural European customer Irish airline CityJet.
Under the $1 billion contract, CityJet will lease 15 SSJ100 airplanes with an option for an additional 16 aircraft. The Irish airline will receive three aircraft in 2016, and the rest from 2017 onwards.
While the US makes war, Russia makes deals!
He has hobnobbed with the Queen and Bill Clinton. Donated a small fortune to Canadian universities. Runs a billion-dollar global business empire. And glides effortlessly in the highest echelons of corporate and political power.
Now, a joint CBC/Toronto Star investigation based on the Panama Papers provides the closing chapter in a years-long saga involving Canadian tycoon Victor Dahdaleh, which saw him battle criminal charges and a billion-dollar lawsuit on two continents over an international bribery scandal — all the while forging close ties with a trio of Canadian universities.
The US is in control of over half of the world’s arms industry, with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Iraq, and Israel as its five biggest customers.
Washington will continue to back a rebel group that reportedly committed a massacre in Syria, because they were “vetted” by the Saudis and play a role in the Syrian political process, the State Department spokesman told reporters.
Ahrar Al-Sham (Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham al-Islamiyya or “Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant”) is one of the largest rebel groups in Syria, and belongs to the Saudi-backed High Negotiating Committee (HNC). It is considered a party to the Syrian ceasefire, negotiated by Russia and the US.
Professor Maoyan Zhu of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology in China has presented findings that suggest our current understanding of evolutionary history is entirely incorrect:
“Our discovery pushes back nearly 1 billion years the appearance of macroscopic, multi-cellular eukaryotes compared to previous research,”
Voter fraud is a serious issue. It is vital to our democracy that the ballot and the right to vote be sacred and protected.
Voter fraud harms this by allowing interests (almost always on the left) to manipulate the system by using fake and often times dead voters in order to affect the outcome of an election.
But the left proclaims that voter fraud is a myth and that any protections against it are racist!
Phoenix Express 2016 is an exercise “sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information
‘Linkedin’? ‘P4ssw0rd’? ‘123456’? Come on, people
plus spread disease and distress!
In Tel Aviv, a number of off-duty Israeli police officers have been accused of beating up a 19-year-old Arab supermarket worker – after he refused to identify himself.
The scorched moonscape of Nevada’s former nuclear test site will be used for drone radiation detection trials, as the US ramps up an emergency response program in case of a Fukushima-like meltdown or attack on its territory.
Two ‘Sandstorm’ drones will be tested at the site for operation in the event of large scale nuclear contamination.
As the political pundits keep reminding us, this might be called the “hate” election. Both major parties’ presumptive nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have historically high net unfavorable ratings — so high that voters are said to be casting their ballots against a candidate rather than in favor of one. The question seems to be: Whom do you hate less?
Germany plans to ban sexy women and men from advertisements after the brutal sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
GERMANY HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO BAN IMAGES OF SCANTILY-CLAD WOMEN IN ADVERTS IN RESPONSE TO THE SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN COLOGNE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE.
A Syrian militant group chief shielded from the UN terror list by the US despite its links to ISIS and Al-Qaeda reportedly had no trouble entering Washington on a European passport. The State Department refused to speak on “visa records.”
Labib al Nahhas, who calls himself “a chief of Foreign Political Relations at Ahrar al-Sham,” arrived in the US capital for a visit lasting a few days in December, according to McClatchy DC news. The report cites “four people with direct knowledge of the trip.”
Dear high school senior considering a military career,
Graduation is coming up. You’re probably looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation, enjoyed with the peace of mind that your next few years are pretty much covered. Maybe you’re going to enlist soon, and then be off to basic training. Or perhaps you received an ROTC scholarship and will be starting college and officer training.
In a new address to the Russian Parliament Thursday, Putin proudly outlined his plan to make Russia the world’s ‘leading exporter’ of non-GMO foods that are based on ‘ecologically clean’ production. Putin harshly criticized food production in the United States, declaring that Western food producers are no longer offering high quality, healthy, and ecologically clean food. Putin is correct. American agribusiness is slowly poisoning the American population.
Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Pete Wishart has called on the London Metropolitan Police to launch a large-scale national inquiry into allegations of fraud by Conservative MPs during the 2015 General Election.
In a letter to Scotland Yard, Wishart urged the force to investigate whether Tory MPs fraudulently recorded local voter spending by failing to record accommodation costs for activists bussed in to local constituencies.
Cultural change driven by governmental eliminating immigration requirements without also including Hornberger’s conditions above is only an open door to societal breakdown and therefore more calls for government intervention (do you think this might be the plan? Less common culture = more government?
NEW RECORD: ILLEGALS FLOOD USA… Many Of These New Arrivals Have A Host Of Mental Disorders Including Post-traumatic Stress, And Are Outpacing Manpower And Funding To Help People Heal… AZ Sheriff Warns Citizens of Cartel Assassins
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As if defeat at the hands of the Taliban and Iraqi insurgencies wasn’t enough, new figures show in recent years UK troops have been bested by elephants, snakes, cows and an irate German fox.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Russia to persuade the Syrian government to stop what he alleged to be strikes targeting civilians in Syria.
The panicked 0.01 per cent are reportedly buying up underground bunkers carved out of bedrock to escape civil unrest and natural disasters.
Bespoke hidden chambers in Germany and the US are being snapped up as the world’s wealthiest look to secure a safe spot if crisis strikes, according to their promoters.