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February 11, 2016

Feb 11 19:56

Are 'superdelegates' Hillary Clinton's secret weapon? (+video)

Superdelegates don’t have to vote for the winner of their state’s caucus or primary. Under party rules, they can choose whom they please. For many of them, that’s already Mrs. Clinton. There are 712 superdelegates, and at least 394 have pledged to support her. Forty-four have announced they are for Senator Sanders. The rest remain up for grabs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to trivialize the superdelegate issue before Democrats start defecting to the GOP!

Feb 11 19:51

Kerry: Agreement Reached on 'Full Cessation of Hostilities' in Syria

US and Russian officials also stressed that military action against Daesh, also known as IS/Islamic State, will continue, but both Moscow and Washington agreed to more closely coordinate those actions, according to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lavrov doesn't look like he believes Kerry for one minute.

Neither do I.

Feb 11 19:42

Wow: Trump Says 7 Shocking Words, Reveals How He REALLY Feels About The 2nd Amendment

Donald Trump revealed in an interview with a French magazine earlier this month that he is always armed and prepared to defend himself, and he wished the French government recognized that right.

Referring to the Paris attacks in October, the billionaire candidate told the magazine Valleurs Actuelles, “Do you really think that if there were people in the crowd, who were armed and trained, things would have turned out the same way?”

Feb 11 19:34

More voices tell Hillary it’s over

As Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign continues to disappoint Democrats, you can add a famous Watergate reporter and a former top U.S. security official to the list of people saying her presidential ambitions are doomed.

Feb 11 18:59

Syria conflict: World powers agree cessation of hostilities

World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, after talks in Germany.

The halt will not apply to the battle against jihadist groups Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front.

Ministers from the International Syria Support Group also agreed to accelerate and expand aid deliveries.

The announcement comes as the Syrian army, backed by Russian air strikes, advances in Aleppo province.

Feb 11 18:39

Governor Rick Snyder a ‘No-Show’ for Flint Water Crisis Hearing

Governor Rick Snyder of Flint Michigan, largely blamed for hiding the levels of lead during the ongoing water crisis in the state, will be a no-show to the second hearing on the water crisis, his spokesman confirmed.

Feb 11 17:09

Mass Shooters Prefer Gun-Free Zones

An analysis of mass shootings in the United States since the year 2002 shows that gun-wielding mass killers are more likely to strike where the Second Amendment right to bear arms has been supplanted by “gun-free zone” ordinances, be they federal, local, or specified by the owner of the property.

Feb 11 17:01

$1.079 Trillion: Government Collects Record-High Taxes in First Four Months of FY 2016

Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1.079 trillion for the first four months of fiscal year 2016, but the federal government still ran a $160 billion deficit during that time, according to the latest monthly Treasury Department statement.

Feb 11 17:00

Man ordered to tell police if he plans to have sex

definite mood-killer. He was acquitted but punished anyway.

snip: A further court hearing in May will decide whether the interim order should be made into a full order, which has a minimum duration of two years and can last indefinitely.

Sexual risk orders were introduced in England and Wales in March last year and can be applied to any individual who the police believe poses a risk of sexual harm, even if they have never been convicted of a crime.

Feb 11 16:54

‘They’re kicking me out the door’: Rotary Club Cuts Jeb Off During Speech

The incident follows a line of embarrassing moments for former President George W. Bush’s brother, who has had a hard time fighting the perception that he is a “low energy” candidate. Over the weekend, his opponent Donald Trump had some harsh words after Jeb’s mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, said she was “sick” of the billionaire and his alleged disrespect towards women. Trump shot back that Jeb had to bring “mommy” in to slap him.

Feb 11 16:44

‘We won’t agree on everything’: US responds to Erdogan’s ultimatum on Kurds

Riled by a meeting between a US official and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which controls the Syrian town of Kobani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Washington to choose between Turkey and, as he put it, the “terrorists.”

Feb 11 16:42

NYPD Tracked Citizens’ Cellphones 1,000 Times Since 2008 Without Warrants

The organization announced on Thursday that the NYPD has typically used “stingrays” after obtaining lower-level court orders, but not warrants, before using the devices. The department also does not have a policy guiding how police can use the controversial devices. This is the first time that the scope of stingray use by the nation’s largest police agency has been confirmed.

Feb 11 16:42

Hillary Sanders? Clinton singing Bernie’s tune on banks, campaign finance

Hillary Clinton lost the New Hampshire primary vote, but her concession speech sounded like that of a winner, specifically the one who had just defeated her: Bernie Sanders. On the issues of big banks and campaign finance reform, the echo was clear.

Feb 11 16:38

Global Ban on Glyphosate Called for by Portuguese Medical Association President

President of the Portuguese Medical Association, José Manuel Silva, is calling for a worldwide ban on Big Ag’s most used herbicide, glyphosate. With so many health concerns surrounding the chemical, its days are surely numbered.

Feb 11 16:35

‘Not Your Firewall’: Minority Voters Refuse To Be Token in Clinton Strategy Map

Hillary Clinton’s allegedly formidable advantage among minority voters in South Carolina, Nevada, and elsewhere is being questioned—and tested—as people of color are increasingly coming forth to reject being treated as a political “firewall” for her campaign.

Feb 11 16:32

California Homeowner Who Has Been Carrying Concealed For 50 Years, Pulls Gun For The First Time To Stop Burglar In His Own Home

Robbing a home and discovering a law-abiding concealed carrier is waiting on the other side? Nothing new. Discovering that concealed carrier has been legally carrying for fifty years? Now, that’s something! Recently, Enrique Garza, 54, had the utter misfortune to break into the home of a 70-year-old man who was working out in his yard. The homeowner opened his unsecured security door to discover Garza in his home. He drew his legally registered (thanks, California) concealed carry handgun from his pocket and held the suspect at gunpoint until Fresno County sheriffs arrived on the scene.

Feb 11 16:31

irhan Sirhan denied parole despite a Kennedy confidant’s call for the assassin’s release

In part because Kennedy was struck from behind, Schrade has long advanced the argument that Sirhan fired shots that night — but not the ones that killed Kennedy.

The fatal bullets, Schrade argued, were fired from a different shooter’s gun.

Feb 11 16:30

Oregon standoff: Cliven Bundy faces six federal charges over 2014 confrontation

Cliven Bundy, the father of Malheur national wildlife refuge occupiers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, has been charged with six federal crimes stemming from his confrontation with the federal government in 2014.

Feb 11 16:30

TTIP investor court illegal, say German judges

German judges dealt a blow to EU-US free trade agreement talks after declaring a proposed arbitration court illegal.

Feb 11 16:19

Former Top Obama Official Just Went Rogue And Dropped Bombshell About Hillary- ‘Unbelievable…’

President Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) believes that Hillary Clinton should be disqualified from being president in light of her alleged gross mishandling of classified material.

Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) told the Daily Caller, “This is unbelievable. I don’t think anybody should be talking about her being potentially the next President of the United States.”

“I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out,” Flynn added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the intelligence community may be sending Hillary a message that she has become a live liability!

Feb 11 16:11

A Brutal Assessment of US Elections from Abroad

To my American friends I feel your pain, political phone calls will disrupt everything you do until the election in November, when you will be asked to step into a polling booth to vote for a lesser evil, which often seems like a choice between Hitler and Satan. You will hold your nose and wretch, finally writing in the name of a person who has no chance, because that person has a heart and integrity.

Feb 11 16:05

Hillary ‘Winning’ More Delegates Than Sanders Proves the Election Is Rigged

Ask anyone who has decided not to vote in the upcoming elections why they have chosen to disengage and the answer usually boils down to the belief that our votes don’t matter.

After the popular vote was won by Al Gore in the 2000 election, and George W. Bush was nonetheless appointed to the presidency, many came to see the democratic voting process as more symbolic than anything. The powerful, many have concluded, will determine the outcome of the election, based on two candidates that they find acceptable for us to select. If another should win instead, some strange technicalities will give things to whoever mostly closely reinforces the establishment.

Feb 11 16:04

Hillary’s Hit List

The Clintons keep a favor file of saints and sinners, according to this excerpt from HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

Feb 11 16:00

Bank Bounce Back is Baloney: Gold Will Glow

Despite Deutsche Bank’s shares, spiking today on the hype of a bond buy-back, the banking sector and fundamentals of the world economy remain at high risk. Global stock indexes have plunged into bear territory, currencies are crashing – and as commodity prices tumble, resource-rich nations going broke are begging the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to bail them out.

Feb 11 15:58

E-mails show Michigan state officials knew of Legionnaires’ outbreak in Flint in early 2015

More e-mails have been made public showing that a year ago health officials were worried that the spike in cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Flint was connected to the use of the Flint River as a water source. When those concerns were communicated to Michigan environmental and health authorities, their response was to quash any public announcement that the city’s water was the source of the increase.

Feb 11 15:55

CBI reduces Britain’s GDP forecast for next two years

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has downgraded the UK economic growth forecast saying the prospects have dimmed ever since a vibrant autumn statement by the Chancellor of Exchequer, some three months ago.

Feb 11 15:48

3 reasons this gold rally is the real deal…

Feb 11 15:44

Amnesty: Gitmo detainee possibly sodomized in CIA custody

Amnesty International has asked US authorities to take better care of one of the alleged ringleaders of the September 11, 2001, attacks whose health is rapidly deteriorating at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.

Feb 11 15:32

Canada sells off most of its gold reserves

Canada is selling off most of its remaining gold reserves, mainly by selling gold coins, figures from the Bank of Canada and Finance Department show.

Feb 11 15:28

U.S. oil bankruptcies spike 379%

Feb 11 15:24

10 CIA Concentration Camps

The US Central Intelligence Agency has, according to multiple investigative reports from both mainstream media outlets and human rights organizations, operated numerous “black sites” across the world. These locations, according to the reports, are secret prisons used to house “ghost prisoners.” Those sent to these places are held captive without being charged with any crime and are not allowed any form of legal defense.

Feb 11 15:20


Many of us saw it coming a long time ago — increasing confrontation between liberty proponents and the corrupt federal establishment leading to increasing calls by political elites and bureaucrats to apply to American citizens the terrorism countermeasures designed for foreign combatants. It was only a matter of time and timing.

My stance has always been that the elites would wait until there was ample social and political distraction; a fog of fear allowing them to move more aggressively against anti-globalists. We are not quite there yet, but the ground is clearly being prepared.

Feb 11 15:17

Exclusive: Former Obama Defense Intel Chief Says Hillary Should ‘Step Down’

President Barack Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) believes Hillary Clinton should drop out of the presidential race to clear the way for the probe of her private email server by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) said he thought the former Secretary of State should leave the Democratic presidential race: ”I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out.”

Feb 11 15:16

RIP Free Speech: Watch This Cop Give a Ticket for OFFENDING Someone with... Words

Goodness gracious, me oh my, sweetie pie! It’s such a good thing the University of Texas at Austin PD was there to right this terrible wrong! When the highly sensitive and easily offended youth cannot walk about without fear of a microaggression or a big, bad word attacking them, this world is indeed a dark and troubling place.

It's like a large segment of the young people on today's college campuses have been brainwashed. Or lobotomized. Can't decide which. Maybe it's both. Apparently that's cops included.
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Feb 11 15:11

Yatsenyuk called the period of integration of the army of Ukraine in NATO

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the integration of the country's army in NATO will be held in 2016. On 11 February the newspaper reports Gazeta.ua. "We actually go to a contract army, and the Ukrainian armed forces, de facto, should become members of NATO, they must fully meet the standards and criteria of the North Atlantic Alliance", — said Yatsenyuk. On 13 December last year, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko described the entry into the EU and NATO the main goal of the country. He stated that recently the public support for Euro-Atlantic integration has increased from 16 to 70 percent. "Right to talk in the perspective of accession to the European Union and NATO membership", — said the Ukrainian leader. November 12, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine allowed the admission of NATO soldiers on the territory of the country to participate in military exercises.

Feb 11 15:04

OPEC thought about freezing oil

Some members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to discuss the idea of the restoration of quotations by freezing production at current levels. It also joined the discussion countries outside the cartel. It is reported in the Thursday, February 11, Rambler News, the Service , citing data to Reuters .

Feb 11 14:58

Sanders a 'Bourgeois Deviationist', Washington Post Declares

The day before the New Hampshire primary, the Washington Post (2/8/16) ran a column headlined:

Bernie Sanders Is No Revolutionary
—written by Dana Milbank, that noted expert on revolutionary movements.

Feb 11 14:56

Remains of About 400 Bodies Discovered at Ranch in Mexico

Thousands of body parts were found at a ranch where authorities believe people kidnapped by a cartel were taken to be burned and buried.

Mexican authorities from the southwestern state of Veracruz discovered thousands of human remains they believe belong to up to 400 people who were forcibly disappeared in the past few years, Veracruzan officials confirmed Wednesday.

“The forensic scientists have been working for three days at the El Limon ranch in order to pick up the remains and process them as they were being discovered,” a government source told Mexican news outlet Animal Politico.

Feb 11 14:51

The Uzbek Kyzylkum desert covered with snow

In the Kyzylkum desert in Central Uzbekistan dropped large amounts of snow (on Thursday, February 11, the press service of the state Committee of Uzbekistan for nature protection). "Subzero temperature in these days were established in many regions of the Republic. For most areas of heavy rainfall are commonplace, but for one of the hottest places in the country — Kyzylkum desert — this amount of snow is rarely observed phenomenon", — stated in the message Department. This week in Uzbekistan for the first time this winter came the cold and the snow fell. In the coming days across the country at night will keep freezing to minus 5-8 degrees (Celsius), the temperature on average will rise to a mark plus of 2-6 degrees.

Feb 11 14:46

Bush Runs Scared From 9/11 Truth: Caught On Tape

Feb 11 14:45

Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Voting for Bernie Sanders Despite the Senator’s Opposition to Reparations

The acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of "Between the World and Me," has written some of the most discussed articles on the presidential race looking at Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and his position on reparations.

Feb 11 14:45

Russia not to lift embargo on Western food products — deputy PM

The Russian government has no plans to lift the embargo on Western foods imposed in response to the anti-Russian sanctions.

"The reason behind the food embargo is that we consider our state interests affected [by Western sanctions against Russia]. The Russian side is not considering a possibility of lifting its counter sanctions at this stage," Vice-Premier Sergei Prikhodko told journalists.

He added that Moscow could not and would not seek the lifting of Western sanctions against Russia on principle.

Feb 11 14:31

‘Let’s not underestimate tragedy of Syrian civilians’ – Russian UN envoy

The UN has released a report saying all sides in the Syrian war have systematically committed war crimes.

Feb 11 14:29

Explosive Testimony in Sirhan/RFK Assassination Parole Hearing

Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was originally scheduled for release in 1984 but, after intense political pressure, his parole date was rescinded and he has since been denied 14 times.

In order for you to make an accurate determination of Sirhan Sirhan’s parole, you need to know my feelings on this case and the full picture of what actually happened.

Sirhan, I forgive you.

The evidence clearly shows you were not the gunman who shot Robert Kennedy. There is clear evidence of a second gunman in that kitchen pantry who shot Robert Kennedy. One of the bullets – the fatal bullet – struck Bob in the back of the head. Two bullets struck Bob literally in his back. A fourth bullet struck the back of his coat’s upper right seam and passed harmlessly through his coat. I believe all four of those bullets were fired from a second gunman standing behind Bob. You were never behind Bob, nor was Bob’s back ever exposed to you.

Feb 11 14:19

From Stalemate to Checkmate: What the Siege of Aleppo Means for Turkey

Pick Your Poison: Assad or the Kurds... The catch is that the return of the regime may prove a less bitter pill for Turkey to swallow. Indeed, it is perfectly plausible that maneuvering Turkey into just such a choice—to either ditch its support for the rebels or digest the emergence of a PKK-dominated Kurdish statelet—was just what Assad intended when he ceded control of large chunks of the border to the Kurds in 2012. YPG officials say they are ready to help the rebels—and Turkey—to fend off further Russian-backed advances and preserve their links to Aleppo. They claim they could do so by pushing eastwards from the areas they control in and around the town of Afrin or by closing in from the Tishreen dam to the west. In both cases, ISIS would get rolled back as well. The payback for the YPG would be to achieve its strategic goal of linking up the Kurdish run zones to the west of the Euphrates with that of Afrin.

Feb 11 14:16

Sears announces it's closing at least 50 stores

Sears doesn't want to waste any time.

The retailer announced on Tuesday that it planned to "accelerate" the closing of at least 50 "unprofitable stores."

Feb 11 14:16

Cracks in coalition: Turkey summons US envoy over America’s refusal to call Kurds terrorists

Kurdish fighters are known to have been closely coordinating their actions with U.S. forces in the fight against ISIS – in both Iraq and Syria.

Feb 11 14:16

PM's vow to assert sovereignty of UK parliament is pointless, says Grieve

A plan by David Cameron to win the support of Boris Johnson in the EU referendum by asserting the sovereignty of parliament risks turning into a “pointless” gesture, the former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has warned.

Feb 11 14:15

Turkish planes violate Iraqi airspace to attack PKK positions

The Turkish Air Force launched a number of airstrikes on Wednesday that targeted the Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) positions inside the town of Sidakan in the ‘Irbil Governorate of Iraq-Kurdistan. This is the 2nd time this year that the Turkish Air Force has deliberately violated Iraqi airspace to strike the PKK’s positions inside the country. Unlike the U.S.-led Coalition, the Turkish Air Force does not target the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) inside Iraq; instead, they concentrate on the Kurdish forces that are affiliated with the PKK. The PKK is considered a terrorist organization inside of Turkey – they are banned from all political institutions and their members are frequently arrested by Turkish police.

Feb 11 14:12

Canada Sells Weapons to State Sponsor of Terrorism: Class Action Law Suit against Ottawa over $15 Billion Saudi Arms Deal

The Canadian government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the object of a class action lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court pertaining to the $15 billion sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. An action in Federal Court is also contemplated. According to Toronto’s Globe and Mail: Opponents of Canada’s $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia are taking Ottawa to court in an attempt to block shipments of the combat vehicles, a move that could force the governing Liberals to explain how they justify the sale to a human-rights pariah under weapon-export restrictions. The action is led by law Professor Daniel Turp together with students of the University of Montreal: He will announce the legal challenge on Saturday and intends to file it with the Federal Court within three weeks. Mr.

Feb 11 14:09


On Thursday, NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said that in response to a joint request from Germany, Greece, and Turkey, NATO agreed to provide support for the migrant crisis in Europe. “We have just agreed that NATO will provide support to assist with the refugee and migrant crisis. This is based on a joint request by Germany, Greece, and Turkey. The goal is to participate in the international efforts to stem the illegal trafficking and the illegal migration in the region,” the NATO Chief said at a press conference in Brussels. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports, over 847,000 migrants from Syria and other countries crossed the sea from Turkey into Greece last year. IOM also reported that 805 people drowned in the Aegean Sea to reach Greece.

Feb 11 14:08

Massive depot fire in New Jersey

Massive plumes of black smoke rose from a Hillsborough, New Jersey train depot. Firefighters are on the scene.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, users on social media reported the blaze. Multiple fire trucks and dozens of firefighters from the Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company could arrived at the scene. Strong winds pushed the thick black smoke miles eastward far from the scene of the fire.

Feb 11 14:08


The Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR) think tank said in a report published today that more than 1 in 10 Syrian has died and nearly half of the Arab republic’s population has been displaced as the conflict enters its fifth year. “The loss of lives due to the conflict remains the most catastrophic visible and direct impact of the ongoing crisis in Syria, that 11.5 per cent of the population inside Syria were killed or injured due to the armed-conflict,” the SCPR said in their report. The SCPR report also said that 3.11 million people fled the country as refugees and 1.17 million left as economic migrants.

Feb 11 14:07


According to the Saudi owned news organisation al-Arabiya, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that the kingdom is going to deploy troops to Syria. It’s unclear when it’s done but according to reports the move could be done next week. Saudi Arabia has previously threatened to remove President Assad “by force” if he refuses to give up his power to “moderate terrorists”. Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are main open sponsos of a wide list of the terrorist groups in Syria. We remember, Saudi Arabia has already engaged in a military campaign in Yemen.

Feb 11 14:04

'US teams up with E. Europe to prevent W. Europe rapprochement with Moscow'

A greater NATO presence in Eastern Europe meets with US policymakers’ agenda to team up with “new Europe countries” in order to keep everyone, especially Germany and France, in line, says Jim Jatras, former US diplomat and Senate policy adviser.

Feb 11 14:03

US, Saudi Arabia Discuss Deployment of Ground Troops in Syria

US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said that the United States is discussing with Saudi Arabia the deployment of ground troops in Syria, proposed by Riyadh.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It's the Saudis. It's not our war. Honest!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 11 14:03


British authorities have denied the claim of London´s Telegraph magazine, but remained unambiguous about the decision that they send to Jordan about 1,600 troops and 300 units of combat techniques. Near the Jordanian-Syrian border is now deployed several hundred combat vehicles of Saudi Arabia which announced that with the approval of the United States is ready to enter Syria. All under the pretext of the fight against the Islamic State, which is actually not along the border of Syria and Jordan, but only so-called moderate opposition supported by the West and the various factions of al-Qaeda. These terrorist formations are facing defeat and are faced with rebellions in the Syrian cities which are kept under control. It is remarkable that representatives of the so-called moderate Syrian opposition returned last week from failed negotiations in Geneva back by the private jet in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Feb 11 14:01

Russian PM: Foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war, they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.

Asked about proposals by some Arab countries to enter the conflict under a US command, Medvedev said, "that would be bad because ground offensives usually lead to wars becoming permanent."

"The Americans and our Arabic partners must think hard about this: do they want a permanent war?" he was quoted as telling the German Handelsblatt business daily.

"Do they really think they would win such a war very quickly? That's impossible, especially in the Arabic world. There everyone is fighting against everyone...everything is far more complicated. It could take years or decades."

Feb 11 14:00

In Arizona, It’s Illegal to Hold Potlucks at Home

A new bill would fully legalize pot(lucks) in Arizona.

Under Arizona law, potlucks and other “noncommercial social events,” are exempt from food safety regulations and health department inspections, but only if they occur “at a workplace.” So that exception does not extend to hosting potlucks at a home or church, rendering them against the law.

Exploiting this loophole, officials in Pinal County have actually cracked down on potlucks held at a mobile home park in Apache Junction. “It seemed extremely petty,” Rep. Kelly Townsend said at a committee hearing last week. “People’s rights are being infringed.”

Feb 11 13:58


British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Wednesday that Britain will deploy more ships and troops to join the NATO buildup against Russia. According to some reports, the UK will send five extra ships and additional troops to the Baltic to be stationed on a rotational basis in six countries bordering Russia. In the summer, a NATO summit in Warsaw will decide about the number of the troops.

Feb 11 13:55

Oregon standoff ends with last occupier surrendering

The last four remaining activists occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon hinterlands have surrendered, ending the 41-day standoff with local and federal authorities. One of them held out for two hours, rambling on the internet before surrendering.

David Fry of Ohio, Jeff Banta of Nevada, and Sean and Sandy Anderson of Idaho have insisted they would only surrender if the government did not press charges.

Negotiations over their surrender to the federal agents were being mediated by Nevada state assemblywoman Michelle Fiore and televangelist Franklin Graham. An activist has broadcast the talks via a YouTube live stream.

Feb 11 13:52

New study finds that Dodd-Frank has promoted industry consolidation and killed community banks

A new study by Marshall Lux and Robert Greene reports that since the enactment of Dodd-Frank community banks have lost market share at twice the rate that they did prior to Dodd-Frank.

The authors note that many of the regulations implemented pursuant to Dodd-Frank are not linked to the size of the institution, thus there are economies of scale in regulatory compliance. Thus, regulatory costs tend to fall proportionally heavier on smaller banks, which, in turn, tends to promote consolidation of the industry (as I noted several years ago when I predicted that Dodd-Frank would promote industry consolidation).

Feb 11 13:50

Kerry Calls For Peace As NATO Proxies Lose Ground In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

The pattern is almost unmistakable for any observer with an adequate attention span – when the terrorists are gaining ground, the calls from the NATO corners are a united chorus of “Assad must go!” When the SAA is gaining ground, however, that chorus becomes united with calls for a “ceasefire.”...

Feb 11 13:48

Hillary Clinton’s week just went from bad to worse

Losing New Hampshire by 22 points to an avowed socialist was bad enough for Hillary Clinton. But then came the news — first reported by WaPo — that the State Department had opened a inquiry regarding the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation during her time time as secretary of state. And bad went to way, way worse.

Feb 11 13:48

Pro-Israel Lobby Shudders as Bernie Sanders Beats Clinton and Threatens Neocons in Washington and Wall Street

Bernie Sanders is a self-declared Democratic Socialist who believes that the US middle class and the working families who produce the wealth of America, deserve a decent standard of living. He believes that international trade agreements as written by corporate America, Wall Street and the political lobbyists, have been a disaster for the American worker. He advocates comprehensive financial reforms that will focus on income and wealth inequality.

Feb 11 13:46

Pivot to Nowhere as the World Awaits the Next Big Crisis

Let’s start with the IMF «reform» which will be in full effect in a few weeks. Even this mini «reform» had been repeatedly vetoed by the Empire of Chaos. Washington still holds the largest quota and voting shares in the IMF, ahead of Japan. But now China is in the 3rd place and BRICS members Brazil, Russia and India are in the top ten. This does not spell out radical change though. The US government still refuses to implement a full reform that will end up reducing the IMF's global power. China, meanwhile, advances with facts on the ground such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the BRICS with their New Development Bank (NDB), a serious attempt at breaking the stranglehold of a fraudulent – and hyper exploitative – monetary and financial system. Bretton Woods may be dead but the world is still encumbered with its corpse. The same applies to the larger Washington Consensus – as much as deadly chickens are increasingly coming home to roost.

Feb 11 13:44

German labour minister says the country will need to spend half a billion euros to integrate just ten per cent of its migrant arrivals into the job market

Germany needs 450 million euros to integrate just ten per cent of the migrants and refugees who have arrived in the country in the past year, the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs said.

Andrea Nahles says the money, some £352million, would be used to create jobs for an estimated 100,000 refugees, including the provision of training opportunities and internships.

Germany took in more than one million asylum seekers in 2015, leaving the labour minister with a task 'impossible to manage with the current budget'.

Feb 11 13:42

"Forget It": Turkey Throws Up On EU Refugee "Plan" As NATO Sends Ships To Nab "People Smugglers"

“Forget it.”

That’s Turkish ambassador to the EU Selim Yenel’s message to Europe in response to a Dutch plan that would resettle 250,000 refugees per year directly from Turkey if Ankara can manage to close off the Aegean sea route to Greece.

Feb 11 13:41

The Crash In US Bank Stocks Is Only Half-Way Through

It appears by the total lack of coverage that the utter collapse of Europe's banking system is entirely irrelevant to the "fortress-like" balance sheets of US banks... but it is not. Once again today, US financials saw bonds dumped across the senior and subordinated segments..

Feb 11 13:41

Israel denies European Parliament delegation access to Gaza

A delegation from the European Parliament was blocked by the Israeli authorities from entering Gaza on Tuesday, the EU said in a statement. The lawmakers, who are part of the working group of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Palestine, arrived in Jerusalem on Monday and was due to visit Gaza to assess the destruction caused in the 2014 conflict and the reconstruction efforts funded by the European Union.

According to the statement, a copy of which was sent to MEMO’s reporter in Gaza, no justification was given to explain the refusal.

Feb 11 13:41

Muslim political leader loses court fight to ban Donald Trump from the UK over his claims that police were too scared to enter 'radicalised' parts of British cities

A Muslim political leader has failed to win a court order banning Donald Trump from entering the UK for two years.

The move at London's High Court on Wednesday is part of Kamran Malik's legal battle over the billionaire's claim that parts of the capital are so radicalised that Metropolitan Police officers fear for their lives.

Mr Malik, and his east London-based Communities United Party, is seeking £10million damages against the would-be Republican candidate for the US presidency for allegedly defaming Muslims living in the Green Street and Romford Road area of Forest Gate.

Feb 11 13:40

The Most Ominous Warning That Oil Storage Is About To Overflow Has Arrived

It was just last week when we said that Cushing may be about to overflow in the face of an acute crude oil supply glut.

“Even the highly adaptive US storage system appears to be reaching its limits,” we wrote, before plotting Cushing capacity versus inventory levels. We also took a look at the EIA’s latest take on the subject and showed you the following chart which depicts how much higher inventory levels are today versus their five-year averages.

Feb 11 13:39

Polar vortex will send Michigan temps below zero

The polar vortex is making a move toward Michigan this weekend. Its move south will send Michigan's temperatures below zero this Valentine's Day weekend. Fortunately this won't be a direct hit of the polar vortex, but rather a glancing blow.

The graphics above walk you through just how cold it will be, and show wind chills well below zero.

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Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming! :)

Feb 11 13:38

Jewish man arrested 'after posting swastikas on doors'

A Jewish man was under arrest on hate-crime charges on Monday, accused of making anti-Semitic telephone calls to his mother and other elderly women and putting swastikas on apartment doors, police said.

Feb 11 13:34

Fifty Years Ago the USSR Accomplished the First Moon Landing (Video)

No, not the first man on the moon but the first human spacecraft. 50 years ago the Soviet spacecraft Luna-9 landed on the Earth’s largest satellite. Watch this unique footage – the first ever taken on the Moon. See legendary Soviet scientist and designer Sergey Korolev's handwritten assurance that a craft could land on the Moon without breaking up. They paved the way for Americans to walk there.

Feb 11 13:31

Fukuyama’s Vague Criticism of ‘Putinism’ Distracts from Failures of Liberal Democracy

One of the problems when we compare Russia to the West, is that the West holds Russia to standards which it does not similarly apply to itself. The goal is to shame Russia into compliance with Western norms in every sphere. Former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Jack Matlock noted in 2011, that many academic and media commentators also hold Russia to these unrealistic standards and that it comes off looking hypocritical. "When we begin to talk about democracy, we seem to make it clear that what we have in mind is simply serving American interests," he said. In a critique of Fukuyama’s essay twenty-five years on, Guardian columnist Eliane Glaser wrote that his work helped to “conceal and naturalise” the dominance of the neo-con right and to “erase the rationale for debate”. This is fully consistent with the ongoing Western mission to remold the world in its image — a mission for whose proponents Russia is the Holy Grail.

Feb 11 13:29

Judge Napolitano Says New Revelations Mean FBI ‘Now Has Leverage’ in Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

“Mrs. Clinton was so reckless in the manner in which she sent out top secret emails, knowingly sending them to people who weren’t authorized to receive them,” Napolitano said on Fox News on Thursday.

“We know…that their acceptance, discussion and transfer of this is a felony. We know…that the FBI now has leverage. That the Justice Department can indict her top aides and trade with them…testimony against Mrs. Clinton in return for a deal with them,” Napolitano said.

Feb 11 13:29

‘That’s bad, right?’ Hillary’s email trouble might have just deepened (if that’s even possible)

She sure went to a lot of effort to make this fake imaginary GOP-devised scandal look like a real scandal.

Feb 11 13:28

State Dept: Top Official Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Server, Even Though He Was On Email Discussing It

A spokesman for the State Department insisted during a press conference on Wednesday that Patrick Kennedy, the Under Secretary of Management at the department, was not aware Hillary Clinton maintained a private server in her home while she was secretary of state.

But that claim — made by spokesman Mark Toner — is a curious one given that emails published by The Daily Caller last month show that Kennedy was involved in an August 2011 email exchange with two of Clinton’s top aides and another State Department official in which Clinton’s private email server was discussed.

Feb 11 13:27

Official: Top Clinton aides also handled ‘top secret’ intel on server

At least a dozen email accounts handled the “top secret” intelligence that was found on Hillary Clinton’s server and recently deemed too damaging for national security to release, a U.S. government official close to the review told Fox News.

Feb 11 13:27

Judge orders four more Hillary Clinton email releases

A federal judge has ordered the State Department to make four additional releases of Hillary Clinton's emails between Saturday and the end of February.

U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras issued an order Thursday requiring State to release batches of the still-undisclosed portion of Clinton's emails on Feb. 13, 19 and 26 with "all remaining documents" released by "the close of business" on Feb. 29.

Feb 11 13:26

WTF Was That?

Webmaster addition: The PPT tried to shove the US markets back up, but people are selling the rallies, and everyone knows what is going on.

Feb 11 13:20


Economies are like tin cans. Before you can take a marble out, you must have put a marble in. Nobody can give you a marble that does not exist, yet this simple reality is lost to the priests of that fantastic religion called "economics" in that unholiest of temples called the Private Central Bank. Their religious doctrine seems to be that there must always be an eleventh marble inside the tin can, and that the tin can unfairly withholds that eleventh marble, indeed cheats them of their right to the eleventh marble, purely out of spite. That faith in the existence of the eleventh marble, unseen and improvable, is the article of faith the religion of banking rests on. It is far easier to burn the heretics than to question the dogma.

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I figured it was time for a respost!

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Feb 11 13:13

‘Almost over for Hillary’ – Frmr Clinton WH counselor

The former White House counselor to Hillary’s husband, Bill, has published an article claiming that Sanders ‘ended her coronation’.

Feb 11 12:57


In light of the numerous incidents of vote fraud uncovered through the years and the quite obvious stonewall on the subject by the officials who benefit from rigged elections and the media that at least helps in the rigging, it is dangerous to assume that American elections are honest. The burden of proof must lie with VNS and the voting machine companies to prove their honesty.

In an atmosphere of doubt about the validity of the voting process, it appears that the entire voting process is a sham, a trick to fool the American people into accepting whatever is done to them by creating the illusion that the people somehow voted for and approved of whatever is being done. That's how Batista fooled the Cuban people. That's how the USSR fooled the Soviet citizens. And that's how the American government fools us.

Do We The People owe that $100+ trillion? No, we do not. It was borrowed without our permission. No citizen agreed to repay that money.

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Now that Hillary is showing America how the elections are actually decided (fraud and political machines) it is time to remind everyone of a simple axiom. If we don;t get to choose the government, we are not responsible for the debt they have run up!

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Feb 11 12:55

Donetsk Blog Feb 10: Polish Female Sniper Units - Civilian Bus Hits Mine

More civilian and military deaths. Shellings are getting much heavier, with 63 82mm and 120mm mortar bombs and 47 shots from infantry fighting vehicles (a light tank designed to carry the personnel) and 19 shots from grenade launchers and small arms from the Ukrainian side (see below what mentioned weapons look like). The DPR returned fire in order to stop Kiev from shelling. According to the DPR intelligence, Kiev is planning to increase snipers activities at the front. The Ukrainian commandment held a gathering of snipers 5 km away from the contact line, after which their mobile groups were placed all along the front line. One such groups consists of female snipers from Poland and the Baltic countries, judging by their speech...

Feb 11 12:52

Zika HOAX exposed by South American doctors: Brain deformations caused by larvicide chemical linked to Monsanto; GM mosquitoes a 'total failure'

Despite all the public hoopla, all the cases of microcephaly being discovered in Brazil have never been scientifically linked to the Zika virus. A group of doctors from South America are now saying the brain deformations the world is witnessing are caused by the mass fumigation of low-income Brazilian people with a chemical larvicide, not by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.

What we're seeing with the brain deformations of children, in other words, is more like the history of thalidomide, a prescription medicine given to pregnant women that caused children to be born with limbs missing. But the official narrative on all this is pushing a false link with Zika in order to justify more chemical fumigation, more vaccines and more genetically engineered mosquitoes.

Feb 11 12:51

As Central Banks Dim, Gold Brightens

Why Buying Gold Won't Save You from the Zombie Apocalypse ... Despite any advice you might have heard to the contrary, gold bullion is far from a good investment, even if the world is coming to an end. The idea of having a hedge against the end of the world and the collapse of our financial institutions might be alluring. But actually, buying and storing significant amounts of gold bullion won't do you any good in that unlikely event, despite any advice you might have heard to the contrary. – Fool.com

Of course the above excerpt is brought to us by the Motley Fool, one of the bigger mainstream investment web destinations. The description is entirely predictable and could have found a home at Bloomberg, CNN or even CNBC. Gold is always to be portrayed as a Keynesian "barbaric relic."

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Feb 11 12:50

What US Congress Researchers Reveal about Washington’s “Regime Change” Designs on Syria

Seeing the government in Damascus as too far to the left, Washington has been trying to orchestrate a regime change in Syria since at least 2003

Feb 11 12:50

Deutsche Bank Burns – Silver Is The Trade Of The Decade

If I’m right and this is the start of what happened starting in late Oct.2008, guys like Bron and [Jeffrey] Christian and Trader Dan are going to end up looking like the biggest assholes in the world. Response: “I think that trip is booked and the train has already left the station, no matter what the price of gold does.” – an email between myself and a well-known market analyst

Feb 11 12:45

Is the Zika virus 'epidemic' being used to cover up vaccine-induced miscarriages and birth defects?

Although wonderful for many women, pregnancy comes with a great responsibility. Especially in an age when scientific research is often manipulated for the sake of profit, a mother-to-be is faced with a set of very difficult choices in order to keep herself and her baby healthy. One of these choices involves the controversial vaccinations that are pushed down on pregnant women by public health officials and obstetricians.

Several of these vaccines are known to cause miscarriages and birth defects. Sounds familiar? The recent Zika virus "epidemic" displays a similar profile. So far, it's been claimed that pregnant women who are contaminated with the virus are at a higher risk of miscarriage, while the virus itself has been publicly linked to a birth defect called microcephaly. But is it possible that that Zika is being used to cover up vaccine injury in pregnant women?

Feb 11 12:40

Hillary Must Be Stopped - Donate to Bernie!

Let's make New Hampshire the beginning of the end for the US political establishment.
On foreign policy, Hillary Clinton is right at home with the Republicans, capitalizing on the fear and ignorance of the American public to push an aggressive globalist agenda. A Hillary Clinton presidency would be a nightmare for America and the world. The victories of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire prove that Americans on both ends of the politcal spectrum will vote for candidates who will shake up the system...

Feb 11 12:32

Is Terminator back? Russians make major advances in artificial intelligence

A group of Russian scientists are conducting research that could help humanity not only to be rid of incurable brain diseases, but also to move closer to creating full-fledged artificial intelligence. Developers believe that in five to six years they will be able to create thinking machines that so far have been seen only in movies. These machines will be far more effective than existing AI technology, with deep neural networks and hierarchical temporal memory. The new machines will have associative memory, developers say. They will be able to synthesize new knowledge, search for the most relevant answer through association, and apply knowledge received in a different context. Furthermore, they will even be able to solve tasks with the use of abstract thinking on the basis of deduction and induction. In other words, it's quite likely the Terminator will soon be back.

Feb 11 12:30

Why has the world waited so long for a Catholic-Orthodox reconciliation?

Last week, the historic first meeting of the leaders of the Christian world’s two biggest church bodies was finally announced: It will take place on Feb. 12 at a surprise location – at Havana’s airport. So why is it that such a meeting was not possible for 20 years and why is it suddenly happening now? In the 1990s, as the constraints of the Soviet atheist state crumbled, the church enjoyed a tremendous growth while at the same time competing against a legion of foreign missionaries. The Roman Catholic Church was not the largest force among them, but had a rich history of centuries-old Orthodox-Catholic competition. The defensive position in which the Russian Orthodox Church found itself fed a strong grassroots anti-ecumenical movement that put pressure on the hierarchy to restrict their ties with non-Orthodox Christians. There were occasional problems as the Vatican re-established its structures in Russia.

Feb 11 12:13

Saudis Goad Obama to Invade Syria

The Russian-backed Syrian Army’s encirclement of Aleppo, the battle that could determine the outcome of the five-year-old war, has sparked a Saudi plan with allied Arab nations to hold a war maneuver next month of 150,000 men to prepare for an invasion of Syria.

Feb 11 12:07

Dzhemilev: We Have Projects That Can Paralyze the Kerch Strait

On February 10th, the People's Deputy of Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev, in an interview to RBC-Ukraine, voiced the opinion that currently a full-scale naval blockade of Crimea is not possible due to a lack of resources. "The naval blockade is a complex issue. A full-scale naval blockade is only possible when there is a sufficient number of military ships. We have no such resources. If, say, there will be a decision of the Security Council, using NATO ships, this is another matter. We have some projects that can paralyze the Kerch Strait, but not many," – said Dzhemilev. Earlier, Mustafa Dzhemilev was awarded the order for merits in the struggle against fascism in Russia.

Feb 11 11:56


“The use of secret courts is a place where trials take place that is not open to the public, nor generally reported in the news and generally no official record of the case or the judge’s verdict is made available. Often there is no legal allegation. The accused is usually not able to obtain the counsel of an lawyer or confront witnesses for the prosecution, and the proceedings are characterised by a perceived miscarriage of justice to the benefit of the ruling powers of the society. This is the stuff of cold war Russia and Nazi Germany – right? Think again.”

Feb 11 11:53

Former CIA Official: "Ukraine Is Controlled by a Person Recruited by the U.S"

An interview with a former employee of American intelligence who came to help Donbass. Lawyer and former CIA officer, David Simpson, said: the Donetsk Republic is ready to defend their independence, even with weapons in their hands. But so far, American specialists in Donetsk have found another use for it. Regarding aid to Donbass, David is considering an investment in the future, and believes in the prosperity of the young Republic, and is not going to go back to his native city of Seattle. There he will most likely be sentenced to imprisonment. The American volunteer spoke to the "Free press". "SP": — We used to think that the CIA played a major role in the destruction of the Soviet Union. "The main role of the CIA was to assess what is happening. The CIA is a treasury of information, and staff are engaged in collecting information. To do this, they work in different fields, use technology, gather the facts.

Feb 11 11:46

Pyatt Brags About Spending US Tax Dollars in Ukraine

I want to offer the strongest possible assurance of the United States regarding our commitment to continue to stand with the Ukrainian people so long as Ukraine - the Ukrainian Government, the Ukrainian Rada, and the President - continue to stick to the difficult path of reform and make emphatically clear that the policies and practices that did so much to hold this country back in the past will no longer be tolerated. In that regard, I am extremely proud of what the United States has accomplished. We have committed over $20 million dollars of U.S. taxpayer money to help support the new patrol police. My Washington colleagues will argue that this is perhaps the best money in foreign assistance that the United States has ever spent anywhere in terms of return on investment and the practical impact for the benefit of the Ukrainian people... I expect that we will be committing at least $25 million dollars in additional U.S.

Feb 11 11:41


Paul Strasburger sits in the House of Lords as a Libdem peer; he sits on the Joint Select Committee that is the latest Parliamentary group to scrutinise the Investigatory Powers Bill (AKA the Snoopers Charter) and, as with the previous investigations, he's concluded that the spying bill is a dangerous, poorly drafted, overbroad dog's breakfast.

Feb 11 11:39

The Department of Justice Prepares to Step up War on Domestic Extremists

By Derrick Broze

Senior officials with the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced possible legal changes which could allow the government greater room to combat so-called “anti-government extremists”...

Feb 11 11:13

Cracking Down on Abusive Debt Collectors

Have you ever picked up your phone to find an aggressive voice on the other end demanding payments on a debt you know nothing about? You’re far from alone.

Feb 11 11:06

Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations

A Nobel prize winning economist, former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, and chairman of the President’s council of economic advisers (Joseph Stiglitz) says that the International Monetary Fund and World Bank loan money to third world countries as a way to force them to open up their markets and resources for looting by the West.

Do central banks do something similar?

Economics professor Richard Werner – who created the concept of quantitative easing – has documented that central banks intentionally impoverish their host countries to justify economic and legal changes which allow looting by foreign interests.

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"Of COURSE we plunder you. Did you think the banks were here to serve the people and the nation?!? You work, we get rich. That is how it has worked for the last 300 years and we see no reason at all to change that! " -- Gold in my Sacks.

Feb 11 11:04

USA's imperialist policy does not reflect the views of common Americans

A petition has appeared on the website of the US White House to recognize US sitting President, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama, a war criminal. The petition says that Obama is guilty not only of crimes against common Americans, but also against the whole world. "One of the most dreadful prisons in history - Guantanamo - continues to function. Libya was destroyed as a result of Obama's aggression. In Syria, Obama's agents train, fund and organize terrorist groups, deceitfully naming them 'moderate opposition,' who, among other things, bear a relation to Al-Qaeda, implicated in crimes against the American people," the petition runs. The American president is also accused of violating Americans' right for privacy. The accusation appears as a consequence of the scandal about tapped telephones and NSA's access to private correspondence.

Feb 11 11:01

Hillary’s henchwomen have a dirty secret

The demands for conformity by Clinton’s henchwomen mirror the anti-free-speech movements on college campuses, but are striking because they came from a former secretary of state and a feminist icon, both of whom struggled against demeaning stereotypes in their own careers. They now ape the sexists they fought.

Albright especially struck a sour note when she declared that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” Clinton laughed and clapped at the statement.

Steinem separately accused young women of supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders because “the boys are with Bernie.” She also insulted those who favor Donald Trump, saying they only liked him for his money. If he “lost his wallet, there would be no women in sight,” she told Women’s Health magazine.

The bullying smears are backfiring, but before the incidents give way to new outrages borne of Clinton Entitlement Syndrome, some context is useful.

Feb 11 11:01

Thousands Of Americans "Demand" Obama Be Convicted Of War Crimes

In short, “yes we can” quickly turned into “no we probably can’t” and now, as the Obama presidency draws to a close, we can definitively say “no we didn’t.”

Against this backdrop, some Americans want to send the Nobel Peace Prize winner off with a rather unpleasant parting gift: a referral to the Hague. Below, find a peition that appeared earlier this week on The White House's official web page calling for the "conviction of the US President and trial in the international criminal court."

Feb 11 11:00

Documents Point to US Base for Polluting Okinawa Water Supply

Documents obtained by Muckrock under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that chemical leaks at the US Kadena Air Base in Okinawa may be the culprit behind the contamination of local drinking water.

Feb 11 11:00

Will United States and Russia wipe each other off the face of Earth?

According to The Telegraph, defense ministers of 28 NATO countries will discuss issues of collective defense and deterrence policy at a meeting in Brussels. According to the newspaper, the ministers will discuss a new plan to strengthen the Baltic States and Europe. Reportedly, groups of 500-1,000 military men are to be sent to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Most of the troops will be represented by servicemen from the United States, the UK and Germany. The contingent will be deployed in the EU countries on a rotating basis, and will most likely include special purpose units, armed with ground-to-air missiles, attack aircraft and helicopters. NATO's largest maneuvers [of airborne troops] since WWII send a clear signal to the world about the "peaceful" intentions of the alliance...

Feb 11 10:59

Indian Point tritium leak 80% worse than originally reported

New measurements at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in upstate New York show levels of radioactive tritium 80 percent higher than reported last week. Plant operator insists the spill is not dangerous, as state officials call for a safety probe.

Feb 11 10:59

Russian Intervention in Syrian War Has Sharply Reduced U.S. Options

For months now the United States has insisted there can be no military solution to the Syrian civil war, only a political accord between President Bashar al-Assad and the fractured, divided opposition groups that have been trying to topple him.

But after days of intense bombing that could soon put the critical city of Aleppo back into the hands of Mr. Assad’s forces, the Russians may be proving the United States wrong. There may be a military solution, one senior American official conceded Wednesday, “just not our solution,” but that of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

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"So, our best option is war with Russia!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Here's your rifle, Barry, and two more for your kids. Ditto the parachutes and day-glo orange jumpsuits. Watch your heads climbing into that transport plane and we'll call Putin and tell him you are on your way to whip his ass all by yourselves!

Have fun, and don't forget to write!

Feb 11 10:58

“It May Take Less Than 48 Hours to Take it ALL Down” – Bill Holter

Whether you want to see it or not, the financial system is in a forced unwinding.

It took some 70 years to build this great credit edifice.

When it goes it may take less than 48 hours to take it ALL down.

Feb 11 10:56

Yemen: UK Parliamentary Committee Calls for Halt to Arms Sales

Yemen: UK Parliamentary Committee Calls for Halt to Arms Sales, Moots International Inquiry into Alleged International Law Abuses... In context, the reason for the Committee's stance is related to the black farce of one arm of the UK government providing aid to Yemen, as other arms are providing the advice, aircraft and weaponry to Saudi Arabia to assist in the destruction of the ancient nation whose shores are lapped by the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea...

Feb 11 10:55

George Carlin "The American Dream" Best 3 Minutes of His Career

Feb 11 10:54

Affordable Grocery Store ALDI Goes Organic And Bans Toxic Chemicals From Their Products

By John Vibes

ALDI, the discount grocery store, recently announced that they will soon be supplying mostly organic products and will be banning many pesticides and toxic chemicals.

The chemicals recently banned from their products includes Thiamethoxam, Chlorpyrifos, Clothianidin, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Fipronil, Imidacloprid, Sulfoxaflor and other pesticides.

ALDI also announced that they will soon be stocking fresh meat and fish and will be closely analyzing the distributors that they purchase from...

Feb 11 10:54

Deutsche Death Watch

A write-down of this magnitude would imply that DB has a NEGATIVE net worth of 238 billion euros.

In other words, DB is technically insolvent.

Feb 11 10:54

Unbelievable! Hillary Clinton says her Beliefs are Aligned with the Ten Commandments!

I kid you not, Hillary "Jezebel" Clinton claims that her beliefs are aligned with the Ten Commandments and that she is a Christian.

Feb 11 10:53

Universities must reach out to the poorest in society – for everybody’s sake

Last week, the prime minister gathered university leaders at Downing Street as part of a move to break down the barriers blocking under-represented young people from going to university. Now, we are taking action – publishing the first new guidance on fair access in five years.

Feb 11 10:53

Lines Around the Block to Buy Gold in London…Banks Placing “Unusually Large Orders for Physical”

“It’s been crazy – it’s been the best week since 2012. We’ve had people queuing round the block…”

Feb 11 10:52

US casts doubts on Russia's March 1 ceasefire initiative in Syria

Russia has offered ceasefire in Syria from March 1. Yet, US officials have doubts about the Russian initiative. US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that he did not have any information about the specific date for Russia's proposal of ceasefire in Syria. However, Toner added, the US would rather prefer immediate ceasefire, Reuters reports. Russia's Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said that Russia and the USA were discussing opportunities for a ceasefire in Syria. Officials with the US State Department believe that the Geneva talks on Syria were interrupted because the Russian Air Force supposedly attacked a Syrian humanitarian convoy.

Feb 11 10:45

Indonesia to replace US-made F-5 fighters with Russia's Su-35 jets

The government of Indonesia intends to purchase ten Su-35 fighter aircraft from Russia, Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said after the talks with the head of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev. "I am going to Russia in March to sign the contract," the minister said, Defenseworld.net reports. According to the Indonesian official, it goes about the acquisition of ten aircraft, even though it was earlier said that Indonesia was planning to purchase 12 jets. Indonesia is sending its pilots and technical staff to Russia soon for training. It is expected that the state-of-the-art Russian-made fighter jets will replace the US-made F-5 aircraft for the Indonesian Air Force. Indonesia also has eleven Su-30 and five Su-27 aircraft. The Sukhoi Su-35 is a deeply modernized super-maneuverable multifunctional 4 ++ generation fighter jet. The aircraft uses fifth-generation technology that makes it superior to other similar class fighters.

Feb 11 10:40

Russia makes proposals for Syria ceasefire, awaits reaction from US - Lavrov

Russia has made “specific proposals” on a ceasefire in Syria and is waiting for a reaction from the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.
“We made proposals on implementing a ceasefire, quite specific ones,” Lavrov said. “We are waiting for a US response before putting them before the International Syria Support Group.”

Feb 11 10:40

Report: “All Cannabis Use is Medicinal” Whether You Know it Or Not

By Justin Gardner

In the past two years, we have witnessed a sea of change in the attitude of Americans toward cannabis. Colorado made history by becoming the first state to completely decriminalize possession and use of the plant, with Washington and other states soon following.

Medical cannabis use is now legal in 23 states, and others will soon be joining that list. Polls find that a solid majority of Americans support cannabis legalization, especially for medicinal use...

Feb 11 10:40

Israeli lawmakers visit Crimea

Israel’s parliamentary delegation has visited Crimea. It is led by Yaakov Margi, the head of the Knesset Committee for Education, Culture and Sports, the press service of Crimea’s Head Sergey Aksyonov reported on Wednesday. Contacts between the Crimean authorities and the Israeli legislators, the press service quoted Aksyonov as saying, are likely to help Israeli citizens and state power bodies to form an objective opinion about contemporary processes and events in Crimea.
Kiev may impose sanctions against Israeli companies for working in Crimea — embassy http://tass.ru/en/world/850299