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Jun 23 15:38

Louisiana Gov. Jindal claims 'rebellion brewing' against Washington

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday night accused President Barack Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. with people ready for "a hostile takeover" of the nation's capital.

Jun 23 13:04

Biden: “I Don’t Own a Single Stock or Bond”, has 11 Investment Funds

Can Democrats running in 2016 give the fake class warfare a rest? First Hillary claimed that she left the White House broke (and bought two mansions) and that after making $100 million she’s not truly well off.

Now, never one to let his foot leave his mouth for too long, Joe Biden had to jump in and cry poverty.

Jun 23 13:02

Ahmad Chalabi, Who Conned America Into War, Now Aims To Lead Iraq

Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who peddled falsehoods to persuade the United States to invade Iraq, is now attempting to take over as Iraq’s prime minister, Iraqi and American sources say.

Jun 23 12:18

9th INternational Conference in Climate Change

The Heartland Institute is “the world’s most prominent think tank
promoting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
— The Economist, May 26, 2012

Jun 23 12:17

66% of consumers wrongly think "natural" means something

Two-thirds of Americans think the world "natural" on the label of a packaged or processed food means it contains no artificial ingredients, pesticides or genetically engineered organisms, a survey released this week by the magazine Consumer Reports found.

When consumers see the word on meat or poultry, 70% think it means no growth hormones were used in the animals feed and 60% think the animals got no antibiotics or other drugs in their feed.

The problem is, consumers are wrong.

Under federal labeling rules, the word natural means absolutely nothing.

Jun 23 12:12

Ukraine tragedy: save Donbass people flash mob shows horrifying scale of hundreds dead

The people in the Russian city of Oryol - 300 miles south of Moscow - have organized a campaign in support of the residents of south-eastern Ukraine which is being torn by the civil war. Participators gathered in the city's central square. They froze to the sounds of a civil defense siren and then fell to the ground.

Jun 23 12:12

Professional killers trained by the CIA in Poland kill their own people in Ukraine - expert

The so-called 'peace plan' put forward by the newly elected president of Ukraine doesn't seem to be working. Why? Could it be that Mr. Poroshenko has no control over the Ukrainian army? Or – is the peace strategy something that does not go together with the US plans in Ukraine? The Voice of Russia is discussing these issues with Christoph R. Horstel, government consultant and publicist, based in Germany.

Jun 23 12:06

Over 40 Children Killed Amid Clashes in Battle-Stricken Eastern Ukraine

More than 40 children have died from shrapnel and bullet wounds in the eastern part of Ukraine’s Donetsk Basin (Donbas) that has been swept by violent clashes, the head of the country’s parliamentary committee on health said Monday.

“Now the numbers have started on the deaths of children: more than 40 children have died from shrapnel wounds. That is from shrapnel after explosions in windows next to which children were located. Innocent children have been hit with bullets to their hearts, which brings immediate death," Tatyana Bahteyeva stated, as quoted by Ukraine’s UNN information service.

Russian Children’s Rights Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said Saturday a bus carrying 36 Ukrainian children was shelled while crossing the border. Earlier on Friday, Astakhov also said at least five children had lost their lives as a result of the extensive military operation in eastern Ukraine.

Jun 23 12:05

Jerad and Amanda Miller: Were Vegas shooters informants ‘gone off the reservation’?

“According to police, the Millers had cooperated with Nevada law enforcement twice this year to provide witness testimony, but detectives did not receive any indication that the couple had anti-police sentiments.”

Jun 23 11:46

Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' support for Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday promised "intense and sustained" U.S. support for Iraq, but said the divided country would only survive if its leaders took urgent steps to bring it together.

Jun 23 10:52

IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP.

If the IRS canceled the contact AFTER the Lois Lerner's email was lost, why didn't the IRS request those emails be restored BEFORE they ended the contract?

And given that they had lost emails prior to ending the Contract with Sonasoft, who did the IRS shift the contract to maintain compliance with email archiving laws to? Did the IRS just decide to stop complying with those laws and "hope for the best" with their demonstrably faulty email system?


Jun 23 10:05

U.S. Court Releases Obama Administration's 'Drone Memo'

Back in March of 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder gave an outline of the legal reasoning behind drone strikes against Americans. He said those Americans.

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Basically the entire legal "justification" is that they decide what "due process" means on the fly!

Jun 23 10:01

US Funds "Terror Studies" to Dissect and Neutralize Social Movements

Since the meltdown of 2008, U.S. universities have collaborated with the Pentagon to study dynamics of social movements, worldwide. The goal of “terrorism studies” is “to find possible vectors of resistance, which are to be identified and eradicated, like a disease.” The Minerva Initiative, like NSA spying, sees the entire planet as “enemy territory.”

The U.S. Department of Defense is immersed in studies about...people like you. The Pentagon wants to know why folks who don’t themselves engage in violence to overthrow the prevailing order become, what the military calls, “supporters of political violence.” And by that they mean, everyone who opposes U.S military policy in the world, or the repressive policies of U.S. allies and proxies, or who opposes the racially repressive U.S. criminal justice system, or who wants to push the One Percent off their economic and political pedestals so they can’t lord it over the rest of us. (I’m sure you recognize yourself somewhere in that list.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist who never advocates violence, abhors the use of war as a means to settle geopolitical disputes, but does advocate logic, reason, and compassion in both this country's domestic and foreign policies, how in heaven's name could I possibly be characterized as a threat?!?

Am I "dissatisfied" with the status quo in this country? You can bet on that. But would I ever indulge in violence to change it?

The short answer is, never.

But the late President Kennedy said it best: "when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable".

IF the Minerva Research Initiative wants to do something constructive, it has to figure out how money is available to all strata of society, and not just to the money junkies.

Jun 23 09:43

Report Exposes Companies That Dumped 206 Million Pounds Of Toxic Chemicals Into U.S. Waterways

Research from Environment America shows that 2012 was a bigger year for toxic chemical dumping than most of us could have imagined.

Industrial facilities across the U.S. dumped more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into waterways in 2012, according to the “Wasting Our Waterways” report. The figures about the nation, as a whole, are stark, as are figures about individual regions and companies. For instance, Tyson Foods Inc. alone dumped more than 18.5 million pounds—about 9 percent of the nationwide total.

“America’s waterways should be clean—for swimming, drinking and supporting wildlife,” said Ally Fields, clean water advocate for Environment America’s Research and Policy Center. “But too often, our waters have become a dumping ground for polluters. The first step to curb this tide of toxic pollution is to restore Clean Water Act protections to all our waterways.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to remember that big polluters are also BIG contributors to election cycle campaigns.

Jun 23 09:37

Gallup Poll Finds Confidence in Congress Lowest of Any Institution Ever

By now, you’d think the lack of confidence in Congress had hit an irreducible minimum. In 2013, a Gallup survey showed that only 10% of Americans had “a great deal” or “a lot” of confidence in the national legislature. But no, that apparently wasn’t as low as you can go.

Gallup’s latest survey shows that only 7% of Americans have confidence in Congress. That’s not just the lowest number since Gallup began asking that question in 1973, but the lowest confidence figure for any institution about which it has polled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Give the current state of the US Congress, I am actually shocked that the number appears this high!!

Jun 23 09:33

Import the law: EU to send Kosovo-style mission to Ukraine

“A political decision has been taken today to send a two-year mission. It will be created immediately and deployed in a short time,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told journalists on Monday on the sideline of an EU ministerial meeting in Luxemburg.

The minister didn’t offer any detail on the number of European specialists to be sent to Ukraine or the scope of their authority.

The EU has experience with sending its officials to have an input on governance practices and reforms in places like Somalia, Congo or Mali. The biggest is the EULEX Kosovo mission, which is second only to Brussels in the number of EU civil servants serving in one place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the EU... is going to do to Ukraine what they have done in Kosovo?!?

Let's look at those results, shall we, as reported at refworld.org, and originally published by Human Rights Watch:

Human rights protection remains weak in Kosovo. Despite reforms, the justice system continues to have a large backlog. Ethnic minority communities, Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptians in particular, continue to suffer discrimination. Journalists and human rights defenders were subjected to threats and attacks during 2013. Justice system reform enacted in January restructured the courts in an attempt to address the years-long case backlog. A new criminal code also entered into force in January, without three contested provisions deemed to restrict media freedom. In the first nine months, EULEX judges handed down five war crimes judgments, reaching acquittals in all but one case. The September acquittal of Fatmir Limaj and nine others in a case concerning the 1998 mass murder of Serb and Albanian civilians in Klecka by Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) forces illustrates weaknesses in Kosovo's witness protection program and challenges to prosecute crimes committed during and after the war. Testimony from a key witness, found dead in a park in Germany in December 2012, in what police called a suicide, was first ruled inadmissible and then, in the retrial, contradictory and unreliable. In June, three men were sentenced to six, four, and three years respectively for beating and torturing Kosovo Albanian civilians illegally detained in the KLA Llapashtica detention center between 1998 and 1999. In October, the EULEX special prosecutor charged 15 people with war crimes against civilians and prisoners in 1998 at a KLA detention center in Likovac. Hundreds of cases are pending before the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office, the War Crimes Investigative Unit of the Kosovo Police, and EULEX. At time of writing, 13 arrest warrants were outstanding concerning Serbs who are believed to reside outside Kosovo. EULEX continues to investigate 94 war crimes cases from the 1998-1999 Kosovo war, including massacres in Meja, Dubrava, and Krusha thought to involve more than 1,000 victims. At the end of August, the Human Rights Review Panel (HRRP), an independent body set up in 2009 to review allegations of human rights violations by EULEX staff, handed down 15 decisions, finding violations in 5 cases. In the case concerning attacks by Kosovo Police and ethnic Albanians against Serbs during the 2012 Vidovdan Serbian religious holiday, the HRRP found that EULEX had failed to allocate adequate resources to provide protection or to conduct an effective investigation into allegations of human rights abuse. Freedom of Media Journalists continue to face a hostile environment. In May, a gas bomb was thrown into the house of the editor-in-chief of Radio Television of Kosovo, the public service broadcaster, causing damage but no injuries. Kosovo authorities condemned the attack and police were investigating. At time of writing, no arrests had been made. In June, a mixed panel of Kosovo and EULEX judges acquitted former Mayor of Skenderaj Sami Lushtaku; the former owner of Infopress, Rexhep Hoti; its former editor-in-chief, Avni Azemi; and two other journalists of threats against Jeta Xharra, the director of BIRN, a regional news group. The court held that the 12 news items where Infopress referred to Xharra as "a Serbian spy," and "embassy slut," in response to a BIRN TV program dealing with alleged mismanagement in Skenderaj where Lushtaku was mayor at the time, did not pose a threat to Xharra.

Oh yes, EULEX will do a grand job here in Ukraine; just as they have done in Kosovo!!

Jun 23 09:22

Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?

Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid.

“We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; can’t afford it — but we also know that there are also people who can’t afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full. So we do know that that has become a habit as well,” said Garner.

“At the DWAS Department — it’s not our goal to shut off water. We want people’s water on, just like they do; but you do have to pay for your water…That’s the bottom line.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder just how long this will go on before there will be a massive water-related health epidemic here, or before there will be massive riots in the city of Detroit.

One way or another, it is only a matter of time.

Jun 23 09:15

BIBI URGES PRESBYTERIANS TO VISIT ISRAEL AND SEE THE TRUTH

Benjamin Netanyahu Slams Presbyterians for Israel Divestment

Jun 23 09:15

ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN ‘UNITY GOVERNMENT’ ANGERS PALESTINIANS

alestinian protestors turned their anger against the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, stoning the PA police headquarters in the early hours of Sunday morning, following an Israeli incursion into the center of the city.

Jun 23 09:15

ISRAEL CONTINUES TO RESORT TO MURDER, MASS TERROR AND LIES

As the latest Israeli rampage of murder and terror in the West Bank continues unabated, hopes for locating three young Jewish settlers Israel says were kidnapped by suspected Hamas militants are steadily vanishing.

Tens of thousands of Israeli troops are taking part in one of the largest operations in Israel’s history. So, far troops have thoroughly searched more than a thousand Palestinian homes in the Hebron region alone, but to no avail.

Soldiers have also been searching wells, abandoned caves and other possible hideouts in the large Hebron district.

Jun 23 09:14

Uncashed checks, safe deposit box items may appear on unclaimed property list

Wondering about an uncashed payroll check?

Or maybe a gift card? Even something left in a safe deposit box?

The Nevada state treasurer will be publishing its yearly unclaimed property list in several of Nevada’s newspapers at the end of the month. The Las Vegas Review-Journal is scheduled to publish the list Tuesday.

The unclaimed property varies and can range from uncashed payroll checks and gift cards to assets left in safe deposit boxes at banks or hotels.

The list has 312,555 properties that have been turned over to the state between July 2013 and May. There are more than $650 million in assets.

Jun 23 08:30

BACK TO BAGHDAD!

One would think the neoconservatives who engineered the Iraq War – the worst disaster for the United States since Vietnam – would never emerge from hiding.

Not so. With dazzling chutzpah, former Vice President Dick Cheney, the real power in the Bush administration, just claimed President Barack Obama was responsible for the growing mess in Iraq.

Obama is a wimp allowing America’s foes to run rampant across the Mideast and Eastern Europe, growled Cheney. He wants US troops to reoccupy Iraq, and maybe Syria. Cheney’s blustering was applauded by another over-the-hill dotard, Republican party leader Sen. John McCain.

Out from the Washington woodwork crept a swarm of neoconservatives. They joined Cheney in blasting Obama over Iraq and calling for more wars against the Muslim world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they think war on the Middle East is so great, give them all rifles and parachutes, load them on a plane, and drop them in. BUT LEAVE OUR KIDS AT HOME!

Jun 23 08:28

JDL France: Exporting Israeli Aggression

Jewish terrorism at your doorstep - We are all Palestinians

Jun 23 08:25

The scandal of fiddled global warming data

When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data. There was already much evidence of this seven years ago, when I was writing my history of the scare, The Real Global Warming Disaster. But now another damning example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Jun 23 08:12

Checkers Versus Chess

For quite some time, we have been predicting that the Russians and Chinese will, at some point, bring an end to the petrodollar system that has virtually guaranteed the US the position of having its currency be the world's default currency. This position has allowed the US, in recent decades, to go on a borrowing and currency-printing spree, the likes of which the world has never seen.

Jun 23 08:12

Israel set to double number of Palestinian administrative detainees

Some 400 Palestinians were arrested as part of West Bank operation to find three kidnapped teens. Half are expected to be placed under administrative detention.

Jun 23 08:08

Pirates with Nukes

Entirely dispelled are any lingering doubts about the disdain Israel has for international law. Before going any further, just reflect upon all the apologist responses to the global condemnation of the Mediterranean Massacre. All the toadies that carry the water for the Zionist despotism are predictable and deceitful. Based on a foundation of sand their mantra ignores the facts and rests on false axioms.

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.

Jun 23 07:05

Local cops can track your phone, and the government doesn’t want you to know how

Police departments around the country increasingly are using sophisticated technology to surveil American citizens by monitoring cellphone data, in many cases carefully hiding those activities from the public and the press.

Jun 23 07:04

Israeli Prime Minister Insults Intelligence of U.S. Christians

In Response to Watershed Historic Presbyterian USA Vote to Divest from Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu Appears Unopposed on NBC Meet The Press to Send Condescending Message to U.S. Christians

Jun 23 07:03

U.S. offer full support for Lebanese fight on terrorism

U.S. Ambassador David Hale said Monday that Washington is offering Lebanon it's full support to combat terrorism.

“We stand by your side and offer full support, assistance and partnership to the ISF and Lebanese Army,” Hale said on his Twitter account.

His comments came following a meeting with Prime Minister Tammam Salam where the two men discussed U.S. support for Lebanon’s security and management of the spillover from the war in neighboring Syria.

Jun 23 07:01

Jewish Settlers Attack Funeral Of Slain Palestinian In Ramallah

Sunday evening a number of fanatic Israeli settlers attacked the funeral of a Palestinian, killed by the Israeli army in al-Biereh, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding one Palestinian.

The Palestinians were participating in the funeral procession of resident Mohammad at-Tareefi, 30, in Jabal at-Tawil neighborhood, when settlers of the Psagot illegitimate settlement opened fire on them, wounding one resident.

Several minutes later, dozens of soldiers arrived at the scene, and fired live ammunition at the residents, and several homes, in al-Biereh.

The Israeli military attack pushed dozens of residents to advance towards Psagot settlements, and hurl stones at it.

Jun 23 07:00

Ramallah raid on RT’s office: Why the IDF story doesn't add up

When asked for an explanation, IDF officials said the raid was not directly targeting RT, but “the lessor of the offices” Palmedia, which “cooperates with Hamas.”

“The aim of the operation conducted in the small hours of Saturday, was a Palestinian company Palmedia. The reason is that it provides services to Al-Aqsa TV, which has propagandist and inflammatory content. That’s why the search was performed there,” an IDF representative told RIA Novosti news agency.

The first inconsistency with the real situation is that Palmedia does not provide any service to Al-Aqsa. In fact, the Palestinian Hamas-linked TV channel employs the services of Transmedia and is based in another building.

Jun 23 06:56

Israel bombing Syria - time to wag Hitler at us all!

Hitler's secret millions: Nazi leader dodged £1.75m in tax and even charged a royalty for his image to be used on stamps, new documentary claims

Jun 23 06:51

Terror Created by British Intelligence Will Be a Threat for “Many Years”

British intelligence directly responsible for handling and protecting terrorists

Jun 23 06:50

John McCain Photographed With ISIS Terrorists Last Year

John McCain met with ISIS terrorists last year and told reporters that they were freedom fighters

Jun 23 06:49

Everything Is Broken

It’s hard to explain to regular people how much technology barely works, how much the infrastructure of our lives is held together by the IT equivalent of baling wire.

Computers, and computing, are broken.

Jun 23 06:46

Obama rejects ‘whack-a-mole’ strategy to counter extremists in Middle East

With Iraq threatened by Islamist militants and lawmakers warning that the entire country is in danger, President Obama on Sunday defended his administration’s handling of the crisis and again rejected the notion that the U.S. should send ground troops everywhere terrorists pop up.

Critics say Mr. Obama’s tack is further proof that his foreign policy over the past five years has created conditions that now threaten the stability of the whole Middle East.

Jun 23 06:45

Leaked tape has Polish FM comparing ties with US to giving oral sex

The Polish Foreign Minister believes his country’s alliance with the US is worth nothing and compared his government’s stance to giving oral sex and receiving nothing in return, a Polish magazine said, citing a leaked recording of a private conversation.

Jun 23 06:42

Hillary Clinton: Drudge Report, Independent Media Carry “Bad Information”

At a recent book signing in Austin, Texas, Hillary Clinton suggested that the Drudge Report and other independent media sites carry “bad information.”

The presumptive 2016 presidential candidate was asked about her recent accusations on NPR that Matt Drudge and Karl Rove of Rove.com were using their influence to plant “false information” about her.

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PHOTOGRAPH OF COCAINE SMUGGLER JORGE CABRERA WITH HILLARY CLINTON.

[Hillary with Jorge Cabrera]

Click for full size picture.(56.4K)

This is one of the two photographs that the Justice Department was confiscating after it was learned that Jorge, who had donated $20,000 to the Clintons, was a major cocaine smuggler.

Jun 23 06:37

Iraq ISIS Crisis — The Zionist Treason that Has Led Syria, Iraq and Ultimately America to Disaster

In the most hypocritical statement to date, one of the most radical supporters of aid to the terrorists in Syria, made the following statement quoted by a CBS News article, “Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the U.S.?”

“Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that U.S. officials have warned the next major attack on U.S. soil could emanate from the region.

“The seeds of 9/11s are being planted all over Iraq and Syria,” Graham said. “They want an Islamic caliphate that runs through Syria and Iraq…and they plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home.”

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