CURRENT EVENTS

Apr 17 11:43

US to Putin: This could get ugly

CIA Director John Brennan’s recent secret visit to Ukraine carried a warning from US President Barack Obama to Russian President Vladimir Putin about possible future confrontation between the two former Cold War rivals, an analyst says.

Apr 17 11:31

Alex Jones Infowars poisoning the well - #Bundyranch

A WRH member opinion

Cspan and Las Vegas Sun point to Alex Jones Infowars in Bundy Conspiracy theories

The Bloated Blow Hard Strikes Again!

THE MILLIONAIRE PATRIOT ATTACHES HIMSELF TO EVERY NATIONAL STORY!

With in minutes of this discussion Infowars gets labeled as the source of Bundy Ranch standoff conspiracy theories.
Get this through your heads, the exact reasons the BLM is after Bundy completely irrelevant, and erroneous assertions in this regard make our case that much harder !
China, Reid, Turtles or what ever, it does not matter!

Apr 17 11:29

Putin on Kiev op: 'Tanks, jets against own people?! Are they nuts?!'

Putin has criticized Ukraine’s coup-appointed government for using tanks and jets against its own people, during a live Q&A session. Branding Kiev’s approach as a “crime,” Putin said they must open dialogue with eastern Ukraine.

“Have they lost their minds?!” said Putin during his annual question and answer session. “They are deploying tanks, armored vehicles and weaponry! Against whom? Are they nuts?!"

Apr 17 11:28

BEX ALERT - Loss of life in Ukraine is fault of Russian authorities according to Ukraine's Putsch-appointed PM

"There is the only one person in the world who believes that there are no Russian troops in the East of Ukraine, the name of this man – Putin," the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk told to reporters.

Apr 17 11:23

No room in Ukraine’s future for politicians or parties calling for hatred — Russia's FM

Ukrainian politicians and parties who have stained their names by incitement to hatred must be barred from having a say in Ukraine’s future state system, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, commenting on the report by Rita Izsak, Independent Expert on minority issues of the United Nations Human Rights Council, after her visit to Ukraine.

Apr 17 11:20

Putin on Kiev op: 'Tanks, jets against own people?! Are they nuts?!'

Putin has criticized Ukraine’s coup-appointed government for using tanks and jets against its own people, during a live Q&A session. Branding Kiev’s approach as a “crime,” Putin said they must open dialogue with eastern Ukraine.

Apr 17 11:13

McDonalds Canada accused of modern day slavery by imported foreign workers.

Foreign workers recruited from Belize are accusing McDonald’s Canada of treating them like "slaves," by effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment – then deducting almost half their take-home pay as rent.

Apr 17 10:36

Nick Kollerstrom on WWI & WWII revisionism, Academic Freedom Conference (audio)

Just as leading American conservative Pat Buchanan calls World War II “The Unnecessary War,” Nick Kollerstrom argues that World War I was also avoidable: “A single sentence and the war in the West would not have taken place.”

The two World Wars of the 20th century killed about 100 million people – more than half of them civilians. The leaders who blundered into these wars – from both sides – merit our revulsion as the worst botchers and butchers in human history. We must tear down the statues, desecrate the idols, and profane the sacred myths peddling the Big Lie that there was anything heroic about these two hideous festivals of mass carnage.

Bottom line: War is a Racket and All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars.

Apr 17 10:28

This guy is a content thief

Articles copied and pasted in whole, site packed with trackers and ads.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/users/orraz

Apr 17 10:25

'Kill Switch' May be Standard on U.S. Phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.

Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are among those that have signed on to a voluntary program announced Tuesday by the industry's largest trade group.

Apr 17 10:24

BLM BS - IS THIS OKAY WITH YOU??? by Karen Quinn-Tostado

Check out these images of murdered cattle on OUR dime:

What would happen if WE: (did the following)

Apr 17 10:14

Militia Still Flocking To #BundyRanch To Protect And Defend! (Video News Report)

In this newly released video from Blaine Cooper, we see a news report on how militia members from across the country are still flocking to the Bundy Range, the recent location of the highly publicized “range war” where Cliven Bundy was fighting for his livelihood, his property and our liberties against government overreach and tyranny.

Apr 17 10:13

FLASHBACK 2013 - Federal Framework Being Set Up To Arrest Sheriffs

The bills being introduced defines law as including any rule, regulation, executive order, court order, statute or constitutional provision.

Why are they doing this? Here’s why…

Apr 17 10:05

Ebola Outbreak Updates: Virus Caused by New Strain, a Look Inside an Isolation Ward, and How the Virus Spreads

The Ebola virus that has killed more than 120 people so far this year in West Africa is a new strain, scientists say.

This is evidence that the disease did not spread from outbreaks in other regions of the country.

Ebola virus carries a fatality rate of 30 to 90%, depending on the strain. This particular outbreak caused death in 86% of confirmed cases (12 out of 14 patients died).

(VIDEOS)

Apr 17 09:48

NORAD to conduct exercise flights over Marion, OH area Thursday

. "What people might see are fighter jets flying by themselves at low altitude

Apr 17 09:46

FLASHBACK 2013 - Federal Judge Rules for Property Rights, Smacks Down Abusive Feds

In an historic 104-page ruling, Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada has struck a major blow for property rights and, at the same time, has smacked down federal agencies that have been riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners. The long-awaited ruling, which had been expected before the end of last year, was finally issued at the end of May. The court case, U.S. v. Hage, has been keenly watched by legal analysts and constitutional scholars — but has been completely ignored by the major media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, we don't care what the law says. We need the money and that's all the justification we need to take your property! Get with the program, already!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 17 09:41

Bloomberg: Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers

At Chen Qiang’s tilapia farm in Yangjiang city in China’s Guangdong province, which borders Hong Kong, Chen feeds fish partly with feces from hundreds of pigs and geese. That practice is dangerous for American consumers, says Michael Doyle, director of the University of Georgia’s Center for Food Safety.

“The manure the Chinese use to feed fish is frequently contaminated with microbes like salmonella,” says Doyle, who has studied foodborne diseases in China.

On a sweltering, overcast day in August, the smell of excrement is overpowering. After seeing dead fish on the surface, Chen, 45, wades barefoot into his murky pond to open a pipe that adds fresh water from a nearby canal. Exporters buy his fish to sell to U.S. companies.

Yang Shuiquan, chairman of a government-sponsored tilapia aquaculture association in Lianjiang, 200 kilometers from Yangjiang, says he discourages using feces as food because it contaminates water and makes fish more susceptible to diseases. He says a growing number of Guangdong farmers adopt that practice anyway because of fierce competition.

Apr 17 09:37

Globalist gangstar’s Nevada land grab

The Agenda 21 model is evident for the entire world to see as the ChiComs and their treasonous political class partners, collude to drive off Cliven Bundy and his family, who have been ranching in the area since the 1800s

Apr 17 09:32

Effective Immediately: France Bans All GMO Cultivation

The French National Assembly has made a sweeping declaration with a new bill, effective immediately. No more genetically modified crops...

Apr 17 09:27

Firetruck plows into California cafe; 15 hurt

A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into a restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said.

Apr 17 09:26

Harry Reid’s Nevada family values

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2014 — One thing Harry Reid does well is live up to his moniker, “Dirty Harry.” On his side of the Democrat wing of the organized crime family in Washington, Reid has few equals as a world class bag man.

It may be pure coincidence that the army of heavily armed agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are now pulling back from their positions encircling Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s family ranch, North of Las Vegas. But it’s doubtful. It may have everything to do with a new round of intense scrutiny of Reid’s use of influence to reward family members and campaign donors in lucrative development deals across the state.

Apr 17 09:19

Hate crimes statistics

In the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the victim of a hate crime may be an individual, a business, an institution, or society as a whole. In 2012, the nation’s law enforcement agencies reported that there were 7,164 victims of hate crimes. Of these victims, 13 were victimized in 6 separate multiple-bias incidents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Compared to the total size of the US population, these numbers are not that significant, yet get huge coverage in the medias. And I note that the FBI is not reporting on how many "hate crimes" turn out to be political hoaxes.

Apr 17 09:16

Louisianan Given 13-Year Prison Sentence for Possession of Two Marijuana Cigarettes

The Drug Policy Alliance filed an amicus brief today urging the Louisiana Supreme Court to review the egregious prison sentence of Bernard Noble, a 48-year old man who was sentenced to 13.3 years of hard labor in prison without the opportunity for parole for possessing the equivalent of two marijuana cigarettes.

Apr 17 09:15

Man facing federal charges over $.89 drink refill

A North Charleston man was hit with a federal fine for refilling his drink without paying. The on-site construction worker says he didn't know refills at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston came at a price, and Wednesday, during his lunch hour, he was slapped with federal charges.

Apr 17 09:15

Cspan and Las Vegas Sun point to Alex Jones Infowars in Bundy Conspiracy theories

The Bloated Blow Hard Strikes Again!

THE MILLIONAIRE PATRIOT ATTACHES HIMSELF TO EVERY NATIONAL STORY!

With in minutes of this discussion Infowars gets labeled as the source of Bundy Ranch standoff conspiracy theories.

Get this through your heads, the exact reasons the BLM is after Bundy completely irrelevant, and erroneous assertions in this regard make our case that much harder !

China, Reid, Turtles or what ever, it does not matter!

Apr 17 09:06

Bank of America Corp: Someone From This Fraud Machine Needs To Go To Jail

Something happened last Wednesday that is eye-opening, on several levels.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) slammed one of the nation’s biggest banks: Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC).

It turns out BofA, like several other financial giants, is a billion-dollar fraud machine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The entire banking system, based on the model of a private central bank issuing all of the public currency as a loan at interest, is a fraud. Jail is too good for these modern-day slave masters!

Apr 17 09:03

Report: Research Facility “Loses” Thousands of Tubes Containing Deadly Virus

A French research institute working on various deadly viruses, including SARS, has apparently misplaced thousands of tubes and no one is quite sure where they went.

Apr 17 08:54

Nevada Rancher’s Son: Harry Reid ‘Needs To Be Kicked Out Of Office’

The son of a Nevada rancher who battled the federal government over the roundup of his cattle believes it’s time for Sen. Harry Reid to be kicked out of office.

“If he doesn’t have enough moral fiber in his bones at all to see what happened, that we the people got together and made something right, then I don’t think there’s any hope for him and he needs to be kicked out of office, even if he is the Senate majority leader. It doesn’t matter,” Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, told Fox News, responding to Reid’s comments that “it’s not over.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 17 08:53

Bank of America Finally Gives Loan Mod to Brain-Injured Tiananmen Square Survivor in Seattle, Washington.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Bank of America Finally Give Loan Mod to a Brain-Injured Tiananmen Survivor Jane Mair in Seattle, Washington.

You know The Deal. The homeowner suffers a catastrophic brain injury or some other setback and the bank directly implies to them that the should stop making payments for three months to be eligible for what they call a loan mod (it likely is not a real loan mod, just the servicer agreeing to less money), then all hell breaks loose as they dual track your ass right on out of your home. Well not this time, thanks to vigorous grass roots support, multimedia presentations and lawyers licensed and consulting.

Apr 17 08:51

The New York Times’ propaganda campaign against Russia over Ukraine

The newspaper whitewashes the social and political character of the new Ukrainian government, installed in a fascist-led putsch in February, and blames on Moscow the violence that has been orchestrated in Washington and Berlin.

Apr 17 08:48

“Insiders Tell All: Both the Stock Market and the SEC Are Rigged,”

File under no shit!

according to insiders, the SEC has stood down in much the same fashion that it ignored warnings about Bernard Madoff from whistleblower Harry Markopolos for years.

Apr 17 08:44

LA Sheriff's Dept. On New Surveillance Program: We Knew The Public Wouldn't Like It, So We Kept It A Secret

"Persistent Surveillance Systems.

The system, known as wide-area surveillance, is something of a time machine – the entire city is filmed and recorded in real time. Imagine Google Earth with a rewind button and the ability to play back the movement of cars and people as they scurry about the city.

Apr 17 08:41

Colorado approves lower tuition for illegal immigrants

This ought to piss off more Americans!

Colorado has joined thirteen other states in allowing undocumented immigrant students to attend college at an in-state tuition rate. The governor hailed the new law as a victory that would grant illegal students with a “path forward”.

"Today we're here to tell you, in Colorado, that the doors are open and the dream is alive" said state Sen. Mike Johnston, one of the sponsors of the bill, as hundreds of people cheered at the ratification of Senate Bill 33.

Apr 17 08:31

Bundy Ranch: Harry Reid, Chinese Solar and US Debt

Apr 17 08:13

Russia's Putin fields question from Snowden - (Video, Transcript +Article)

The exchange was the first known direct contact between Putin and Snowden

Apr 17 08:11

New IRS documents: Lerner colluded with DOJ to prosecute conservative groups

On Wednesday, the day after what's commonly called "Tax Day" each April 15, members of the House of Representatives announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released documents that appear to describe a conspiracy by the IRS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to "railroad" conservative organizations that posed a threat to the re-election of President Barack Obama and to his political agenda.

Apr 17 08:07

blm destroyed water tanks shot bulls and destroyed tortoise dens

Apr 17 08:04

BLM declares Texas is Oklahoma land

The BLM wont be around much longer I think! Don't mess with Texas!

While the world watched, these cowboys sat ready to defend their way of life against more than 200 heavily armed federal agents and snipers hiding in the hills. The agents were sent by Harry Reid’s former senior advisor, 35 year old Neil Kornze, to confiscate open range cattle from the last rancher in Clark County, Nevada

Apr 17 08:02

Feds Provoke Range War Over Fees And A Turtle

Gopherus agassizii is the binomial name given to the desert tortoise, a roughly foot-long creature with a lifespan that can stretch to more than half-a-century. This turtle inhabits the Mojave Desert in America’s great southwest. On paper, the desert tortoise seems an innocuous amphibian; however, it has the curious attribute of being able provoke nearly open warfare between U.S. citizens and the federal government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This article completely misses the point.

The Bundy family purchased all of that land back in 1887, and lived on and maintained it continuously since. Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution, known as the Enclave Clause, limits Federal Ownership of land only to land underneath Federal Buildings and military facilities. Back in the 1930s, the BLM simply confiscated most of the Bundy land, a violation not only of the Enclave Clause but of the Fifth Amendment, which states that the government cannot take private property without just compensation, and of the Homestead Act, which says the land belongs to those who live on it and maintain it. The BLM then charged the Bundy family grazing fees to graze their cattle on what had been their land.

Then in 1993, the BLM changed the deal, demanding the grazing fees but severely restricting the number of cattle the Bundys could graze on the land, officially to protect that turtle. But we know that was a ruse, as the BLM itself has been killing those same turtles due to lack of conservation funding. It was at that point that Cliven Bundy took the case to court, where it has languished for decades.

The severe restrictions on cattle grazing would have driven the Bundys out of business and forced them off of their ranch, which appears to be the real agenda here, as all of the Bundy neighbors have already been driven off of their ranches by BLM "tinkering" and Bundy is the last one left.

There are several motives at work here.

First there is the BLM itself, which wants to lease out fracking contracts and not share the money with the land's rightful owners.

There is also gold on that land and Glencore Xstrata, the company founded by financier Marc Rich (who was strangely pardoned by President Bill Clinton before he went to trial for illegal financial dealings), is already in negotiations for the mining rights, not with the Bundy family. but with the cash-strapped US Government.

One of Harry Reid's top (illegal) donors, Harry Whittemore, has plans to commercially develop that land, and the US Government has already announced a new exit from the nearby highway to serve that project.

And yet another finger in the Bundy's stolen pie is Rory Reid, Harry Reid's son, who is representing ENN Energy Group to obtain some of that land for a solar power project.

And this guy thinks it is all about turtles?!?

Apr 17 07:52

Can You Lie in Politics? Supreme Court to Decide if Campaign Lies are "Protected Free Speech"

Groups at both ends of the ideological spectrum are challenging an Ohio law, on the books since the 1970s, that forbids candidates, issue groups or anyone else from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about someone on the ballot —

Apr 17 07:40

A Tale of the Tortoise and the Sucker-A Water Rights Issue

It becomes apparent with even a cursory glance at the background information, that the real issue in Nevada is not an endangered tortoise. It just so happens that the Bundy family holds several vested water rights. Diane Augustine found the following water rights information:

Apr 17 07:39

FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate "People talking about Big Government"

In keeping with the tradition of the FBI’s position on gun rights, it appears the Bureau is working overdrive to monitor and harass gun owners and the gun shops that sell to them.

Apr 17 07:32

Are You Shitting Me? >>>Aspartame patent reveals E. coli feces used

The European patent for aspartame is now available online, and it confirms the artificial sweetener is made from the waste products of genetically modified E. coli bacteria.

Posted by Frances Farmer

Apr 17 07:28

Prosecutors Refuse to Give Jahar Tsarnaev's Defense Team Pictures of Autopsy Exams for "Victims" Who Died in The Boston Marathon Bombings

worth a repeat !

"Allowing photos of the mutilated bodies of the victims to be viewed by the man accused of mutilating them would needlessly revictimize the family members

Apr 17 07:27

The REAL Truth Behind Bundy Ranch Land-Grab in Nevada

Connections behind the tense situation in Clark County, Nevada regarding the aggressive seizure of cattle from Cliven Bundy, a private rancher who used public land for grazing purposes appears to have a direct pathway beyond Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid; involving the Obama administration and international projects directed under Agenda 21 initiatives.

Media reports state that in March, Reid applied “pressure [to] Nevada’s largest power company, NV Energy, to sign up as [ENN Energy Group’s] first customer.”

This deal with ENN and Reid is worth $5 billion for a “solar farm and panel manufacturing plant [to be constructed] in the southern Nevada desert.”

Apr 17 07:11

Russia's Putin fields question from Snowden - (Video +Article)

The exchange was the first known direct contact between Putin and Snowden

Apr 17 07:05

Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada ranch standoff

Feds Destroyed Water Lines, Fences, Water Tanks, Killed Two Prized Bulls During #BundyRanch Standoff

"They had total control of this land for one week, and look at the destruction they did in one week," said Corey Houston, friend of rancher Cliven Bundy and his family. "So why would you trust somebody like that? And how does that show that they're a better steward?"

Apr 17 07:04

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

NATO to deploy warships, undecided on possible deployment of troops in Eastern Europe

Apr 17 06:59

Michael Ruppert Dead From Suicide, Early 9/11 Truther, Former LAPD Detective

Michael Ruppert, a 9/11 Truther, former LAPD narcotics officer, author, and activist, reportedly took his own life last Sunday.

Those close to Ruppert say his death is not suspicious, as his "suicidal ideation" went back at least eight years.

Here, Mark Dice discusses Ruppert's legacy.

(VIDEO)

Apr 17 06:52

The Boston Marathon Bombing’s Constructed Reality

The careful coordination of information and visual representations governs the mass mind. The conditions for such are accentuated in times of perceived crisis. For a relatively brief period following the Boston Marathon bombing two sets of photographs emerged that actually depicted what appeared to have taken place at “ground zero,” where the first explosive device detonated. Each series of photos strongly suggests the execution of a mass casualty exercise.

Apr 17 05:37

Promoting a “Right to Heal” from Ft. Hood to Abu Ghraib

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the U.S. government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

The recent shootings of soldiers at Fort Hood and other U.S. military bases have once again brought to public attention the challenge of making sure that soldiers returning from war zones find security and support at home. The Washington Post calls the pressures on veterans “the next war.” But whatever war comes next, those existing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their consequences continue.

The exploding rates of suicide among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the escalating numbers of soldiers turning their weapons on each other as well as themselves, and the endemic spread of PTSD all are linked to the wars themselves. Wars of aggression and occupation have an enormous, terrible effect on the young women and men ordered to fight them.

Apr 16 22:50

US warns Russia of further sanctions

The US has prepared a new list of sanctions against Russia that it says it will implement if the Kremlin fails to pull its troops from the border with eastern Ukraine. Last month the US placed restrictions on influential Russian businessmen and blacklisted a bank. President Barack Obama has now raised the idea of targeting sanctions at entire sectors of Russia's economy, such as oil and mining, but that could also impact US companies.

Apr 16 22:47

Switching Sides: Ukrainian armored unit joins anti-government protesters in east

Ukrainian armoured vehicle crews have switched sides, joining the anti-government protesters in the East. Activists place a Russian flag on one of them.

Apr 16 22:45

No one interested in war in eastern Ukraine, especially Moscow

Tensions are high in eastern Ukraine, but with nothing to be gained strategically, war is nobody's interest. What's behind the sabre-rattling? Is there a covert operation underway, or is it a case of events developing anarchically?

Apr 16 22:03

Crimea: whose land is this?

by Sergei Khrushchev

Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Nikita Khrushchev, who is in charge of research in a U.S university, argues that Crimea was never a part of Ukraine except for bureaucratic reasons. The land has actually been Russian for centuries and Washington is wrong to make it a major bone of contention with Moscow.

Apr 16 22:00

CIA director in Kiev searching for missing mercenaries

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov revealed that CIA director John Brennan was in Kiev last weekend. One of his advisors told the newspaper Vzgliad that Brennan had not come to oversee the "anti-terrorist" operations conducted by the Ukrainian authorities, but to seek information and rescue twenty Greystone Ltd mercenaries of whom there has been no news.

Apr 16 21:03

Bundy land context: US ‘leaders’ steal land with MERS bankster fraud & War Crimes, hoard CAFR & off-shore trillions

*hyperlinks live at source*
The Bundy land conflict evokes Americans to a local venue to protest crimes of a psychopathic US “leadership” immersed in “Big Lie” crimes centering in war, money, and media (also in ~100 other crucial areas).

Perhaps the easiest of these crimes to explain, document, and prove is the history of unlawful US Wars of Aggression all on easily-proved lies known to be false as they were told is

Because all of our families sacrificed through two world wars, the damning facts of US “leadership” lies to send US military to commit unlawful Wars of Aggression is enough to demand arrests of those political and media “leaders.”

And that said, let’s look at four areas of damning facts of US “leadership” crimes in context of the Bundy spark to patriot actions:

1. US “leaders” steal Americans’ homes through MERS bankster mortgage fraud.
2. The US claims to own over 80% of Nevada from lie-started, treaty-violating, unlawful war on Mexico.

Apr 16 20:02

Oath Keepers Site Taken Offline after Renewed Call to Stand Watch at Bundy Ranch

UPDATE: A brand new message sent out by Stewart Rhodes as we were writing this says that the OathKeepers.org server, along with thousands of others, went down this morning caused by a problem at the data center that houses their site, and in the meantime, they are using an alternative site at oath-keepers.blogspot.com.

After sending out a new call to action and renewed call for all Oath Keepers to stand watch at the Bundy Ranch, the site OathKeepers.org has been taken offline.

In the urgent message, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes wrote:

Apr 16 19:47

Report: Research Facility “Loses” Thousands of Tubes Containing Deadly Virus

A French research institute working on various deadly viruses, including SARS, has apparently misplaced thousands of tubes and no one is quite sure where they went.

A routine inventory check at Paris’ Pasteur Institute revealed that 2,349 tubes containing fragments of the virus responsible for the deaths of 774 people in 2002 were missing, the centre named after French chemist Louis Pasteur said.

Apr 16 19:37

Kim Dotcom can have seized assets returned – New Zealand High Court

The New Zealand High Court has ruled that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be reunited with millions of dollars, property, cars, and artwork. It comes after the court denied an application by the Crown to extend the freezing of Dotcom's fortune.

Apr 16 19:21

CEOs at Big U.S. Companies Paid 331 Times Average Worker

In new data certain to fuel the growing public debate over economic inequality, a survey released Tuesday by the biggest U.S. trade-union federation found that the CEOs of top U.S. corporations were paid 331 times more money than the average U.S. worker in 2013.

Apr 16 18:56

Why the hell is Belgium buying so much US debt?

Apr 16 17:33

Court Declares That, Yes, Bloggers Are Media

A few years ago, we wrote about the bizarre and quixotic effort by Florida businessman Christopher Comins to find any possible way to sue University of Florida student and blogger Matthew Frederick VanVoorhis for his blog post concerning a widely publicized…

Apr 16 16:02

Ode to Harry Reid

Ode to Harry Reid

Humor/Satire

by Zen Gardner - Apr 15, 2014
15 127
Here’s to you, Harry….

Harry Reid, you bastard, yes all are agreed

Your concerns for us all are so bullshit indeed

How such a douchebag can have this control

Reminds me of one thing, a thing called a troll

You’re clearly all in it for personal gain

A financial windfall or power regained

You couldn’t be lower on the evolutionary chain

And yet you keep at it, Harry, again and again......

Apr 16 14:42

After we win: 3 education policy proposals: Truth/facts, Love/community, Lifelong virtue

*hyperlinks live at source*
Education builds the future, and as you who read alternative media know so well, is a lifelong upgrade in virtue.

Alternative media is engaged in an education contest. We educate the public that US “leadership” is an oligarchy immersed in “Big Lie” crimes centering in war, money, and media (also in ~100 other crucial areas). The oligarchy “educates” through “leaders” that their actions are legal, wise, and in the public’s best interest. The oligarchy’s media controls textbooks, and are a major source of their propaganda.

To be clear: the above links (among work of hundreds in alternative media) easily explain, document, and prove a “1%” criminal oligarchy engage in psychopathic crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions. The education contest is not about what the objective facts are, but the art and science of communication for public recognition of those facts.

Apr 16 13:31

Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada ranch standoff

Feds Destroyed Water Lines, Fences, Water Tanks, Killed Two Prized Bulls During #BundyRanch Standoff

"They had total control of this land for one week, and look at the destruction they did in one week," said Corey Houston, friend of rancher Cliven Bundy and his family. "So why would you trust somebody like that? And how does that show that they're a better steward?"

Apr 16 12:48

EXCLUSIVE: Evidence of BLM’s Deadly Abuse of Animals Taken from Bundy Ranch

The US federal government evoked the fury of animal right groups over their shocking treatment of cattle at the Bundy Ranch, and may soon face legal charges of severe animal abuse in Clark County, Nevada.

Federal agency’s treatment of residents at the Bundy Ranch this past week included tasering, beating, wrongful arrest, threatening residents with attack dogs, and mobilizing a federal paramilitary force whose barrels were trained on US citizens, all in all, spending at least $3 million of tax payer money in an effort to sell stolen cattle over state lines in Utah and California. A legal argument has also been made that the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now guilty of racketeering under the federal RIC) statute (Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations). If all that wasn’t enough, evidence is now emerging regarding pattern of extreme cruelty and abuse, and suspected culling of animals from the Bundy Ranch.

Apr 16 12:45

Russian economy hit by Ukraine fallout; 0% growth in 2014 possible

Russia's economy has been hit hard by the Ukraine crisis, prompting finance officials to cut growth forecasts for this year to near zero and draining the country's hard currency reserves as investors flee an uncertain market, Kremlin officials disclosed Wednesday.

Apr 16 12:40

Obamacare tax adds billions to insurance premiums

On top of rising premiums, Obamacare taxes are adding hundreds of dollars per year onto customers’ costs, according to new study from the American Action Forum.

Apr 16 12:35

Six Ukrainian Army Vehicles Join Pro-Federalist Protesters in Kramatorsk

Six armored transport vehicles sent to the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk are currenty controlled by pro-federalist activists, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

Apr 16 12:25

NYPD Ends Surveillance of Muslims; Shifts to Surveillance of Everyone

It's a trend that's sweeping the nation...

Joe Wright
Activist Post

The embattled NYPD has become somewhat of an epicenter of Constitutional violations and pushback. It stands as the most widely surveilled U.S. city with its "Ring of Steel" offering a 24/7 Threatscape in which virtually no one is immune from the eyes of Big Brother.

However, down on the street, its police have become renown as thugs who are often more threatening than the criminals they are supposed to be there to find. Two particular policies have come to the forefront: Stop-and-Frisk for its racial profiling, and its Demographics Unit which was openly targeting the Muslim community in a type of pre-crime exercise...

Apr 16 11:56

Missouri Senate Panel Approves Nullification of Federal Gun Laws

Activist Post

By a 5-2 party-line vote yesterday, a Missouri senate committee passed House Bill 1439 (HB1439), the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. This is an “emergency” bill that seeks to nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the books, “whether past, present or future.” Introduced by Rep. Doug Funderburk (R-St. Charles), it previously passed the state house by a vote of 110-36.

“The foundational language of this bill comes right from Thomas Jefferson,” said Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey. “And when it comes to the 2nd Amendment, it’s hard to be in better company than Jefferson himself.”...

Apr 16 11:43

War on the West: Why More Bundy Standoffs Are Coming

The federal government’s over-the-top police action against the Bundy family ranch is an ominous portent of more to come, as rogue agencies and their corporate/NGO partners attempt to “cleanse” the West of ranchers, farmers, miners, loggers, and other determined property owners.

Apr 16 11:38

Petition fails to remove WWII Russian tanks from German Memorial

The German government rejected on Wednesday a call by two newspapers to remove Russian tanks from a World War II memorial in central Berlin in protest against spiralling tensions in Ukraine.

Apr 16 11:33

The Loss of John Judge Hits Hard

Our society has lost a great activist today with the death of John Judge. No one spoke more clearly, strongly, and informedly on political power, militarism, and activism for positive change. While John lived nextdoor to Dennis Kucinich -- and with one of the best views and one of the best collections of political books and documents -- in Washington, D.C., it was as staff person for Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney that he advanced numerous causes of peace and justice and accountability for the powerful on Capitol Hill. On impeaching Bush and Cheney he was there first. John's expertise reached back into history and across continents. From the Kennedy assassination to conscientious objection to how-a-bill-becomes-a-law, he was a person to turn to for information and wisdom who was never anything but helpful, friendly, cheerful, and energetic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Too many activists suddenly dying, I think.

Apr 16 11:31

Right Sector weapons cache discovered in Odessa

Rounds of ammunition, cold weapons, clubs, Molotov cocktails, firecrackers and other munitions were found.

Apr 16 11:30

The Mass Marketing Campaign For World War III

Published on Apr 16, 2014

The establishment has begun a new mass marketing campaign for World War III, equating Vladimir Putin with Adolf Hitler.

The fact that the current crisis in Ukraine was instigated by a US-backed coup which toppled a democratically elected government has been conveniently forgotten.

Apr 16 11:28

NATO to deploy ships, intensify Baltic & Mediterranean patrols 'due to Ukraine crisis'

NATO is strengthening its military presence in the Baltic and Mediterranean due to the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis. The organization is to deploy ships and intensified aerial patrols in the region.

Apr 16 11:18

Aliens attack: Killer shrimps invade Britain while giant hornets approach

Alien wildlife species, such as killer shrimps and zebra mussels, are invading Britain at a rate never seen before, the UK parliament’s green watchdog warns. Meanwhile, giant Asian hornets that have caused six deaths in France are on their way to the UK.

Apr 16 11:07

Air Pollution in Asia is Causing Storms in the Pacific to Grow Bigger and Stronger, New Study Finds

Air pollution has become so severe, scientists find, that it is adversely affecting storms and weather patterns in other parts of the world.

Apr 16 11:07

Victim of bullying charged with wiretapping for recording bullies with iPad

The South Fayette sophomore, Christian Stanfield, recorded seven minutes of his classmates’ verbal abuse on his iPad, but was later forced by administrators to erase the clip.

Apr 16 10:51

Updates from the Ranch

According to a situation report taken Tuesday evening, later posted by Hoss on his website, the ranch seems to be conducting business as usual, aside from a small group of armed guards which are protecting the family. Although Hoss did report that at least “40 militiamen” also still remain in the vicinity.

Apr 16 10:11

'We were told to stay put': Passengers describe how rescue workers told them to remain on sinking ferry off South Korea leaving at least four dead and 300 unaccounted for

A huge search operation is still underway off the coast of South Korea as rescuers continued looking for 300 passengers missing after a ferry carrying mostly schoolchildren sank.

At least four people have died, but officials fear the number of casualties could rise 'drastically' with hundreds still trapped inside the submerged vessel.

As night fell, emergency services claimed they had saved 164 people from the boat, which had 470 people on board.

Dozens of fishing vessels, helicopters and divers desperately scrambled to rescue people on the 6,825-ton ferry in what emergency services are calling the country's biggest peacetime disaster in 20 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"North Korea torpedoed that ferry. Honest. Really. No kidding!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 16 10:09

3 members of the civilian committee tasked with overseeing the police in Albuquerque have quit,

Half the board quits!

one - stating "I cannot continue to pretend or deceive the members of our community into believing that our city has any real civilian oversight"

Apr 16 10:07

NYPD Disbands "Muslim Spying Unit": Now We're All Targets

The NYPD Demographics Unit has been disbanded. The secret program was set up to eavesdrop on Muslims in order to pinpoint possible terrorist threats.

"This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between the police and the communities they serve, so that our cops and our citizens can help one another go after the real bad guys," the office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote in a statement. By that he means me and you, anyone with a view that disagrees with the government is the enemy.

Apr 16 09:24

CTV Canadian Television Reports On Gov Trolls Online

Federal government routinely hires internet trolls, shills to monitor chat rooms, disrupt article comment sections

Apr 16 09:21

Ron Paul’s nonprofit refuses to disclose list of donors to the IRS

The United States Federal Reserve is usually the government office finding itself most often in the crosshairs of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, but now the longtime lawmaker is setting his sights on another agency: the Internal Revenue Service.

Paul’s relentless efforts to abolish the Fed have without a doubt been a hallmark of the 78-year-old libertarian’s career in Congress, but recent attempts from the IRS to compel a nonprofit organization run by the former presidential hopeful for details about its contributors has pushed him to pursue yet another fight with the federal government.

Last week, Paul signed his name to an email sent to supporters acknowledging that the IRS has billed his nonprofit, Campaign for Liberty, for failing to hand over the names of donors when the group filed its taxes for the year 2012.

Apr 16 09:20

Can You Lie in Politics? Supreme Court to Decide if Campaign Lies are "Protected Free Speech"

Groups at both ends of the ideological spectrum are challenging an Ohio law, on the books since the 1970s, that forbids candidates, issue groups or anyone else from knowingly or recklessly making false statements

Apr 16 09:19

Mega oil field discovered in southern Russia

Ah! So!

A new oil field with roughly 300 million tons of oil and 90 billion cubic meters of gas has been discovered in the Astrakhan region of Russia.

“The field’s reserves are unprecedented, this discovery confirms the high potential of the Astrakhan region in terms of these major discoveries,” Sergey Donskoy, Russia’s Natural Resources Minister said on Wednesday.

Apr 16 09:11

Issa Launches Federal Investigation Into Obama/Reid Involvement in BLM Land Grab

While Cliven Bundy’s decades long battle against the federal government over grazing rights on his Nevada ranch continues, news from the nation’s capital has confirmed that Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has launched a full federal investigation into President Obama and Senator Harry Reid’s involvement in the attempted land grab by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Apr 16 08:51

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors to boost sales, says whistleblower

Britain’s biggest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, allegedly bribed doctors in Poland using money that was meant to be spent on educating patients, according to new evidence revealed today by the BBC Panorama programme.

Apr 16 08:47

The US is an oligarchy, study concludes

The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.

Apr 16 08:28

9/11 truther Mike Ruppert kills himself after finishing his radio show

The conspiracy theorist Mike Ruppert shot and killed himself Sunday night after recording his Lifeboat Hour radio show.

His death was announced Monday night in a Facebook post by the blogger and author Carolyn Baker, who assured her followers that Ruppert’s death was “not a ‘fake’ suicide.”

“It was very well planned by Mike, who gave us few clues but elaborate instructions for how to proceed without him,” said Baker, who was a guest on the final program and will host Ruppert’s upcoming radio show in memoriam.

The 63-year-old Ruppert had previously worked as a Los Angeles police officer, and he gained notoriety in 1995 for an encounter with then-CIA Director John Deutch during a town hall meeting.

Ruppert, a former narcotics officer, told Deutch he’d seen evidence of CIA complicity in drug dealing.

He published and edited the website From The Wilderness, where he claimed the CIA and U.S. government were involved in the September 11, 2001, terrorist plots.

Apr 16 08:09

BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases

The Bureau of Land Management says its 200-man armed siege of the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada is all about protecting an "endangered tortoise." But a Natural News investigation has found that BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies that engage in fracking operations.

This document from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology(1) shows significant exploratory drilling being conducted in precisely the same area where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870's. The "Gold Butte" area is indicated on the lower right corner of the document (see below), and it clearly shows numerous exploratory drilling operations have been conducted there.

What's also clear is that oil has been found in nearby areas and possibly even within the Gold Butte area itself.

Apr 16 08:09

Is Democrat Harry Reid Behind the Obama BLM’s Attempted Bundy Ranch Land Grab?

Connections to Reid, a lifetime government employee who has mysteriously become a multi-millionaire, could run even deeper than his inexperienced former aide being appointed to head the BLM. Reid, who just weeks ago was forced to return campaign money funneled to his granddaughter, may have wanted to intimidate and harass Mr. Bundy off his land in order to line the pockets of himself and his son, Rory Reid.

Apr 16 07:57

SPLC Fostering More Hate in Bundy Ranch Article

Jack Mullen
Activist Post

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently wrote an article published in their “Hatewatch” blog entitled “Antigovernment ‘Patriots’ Gather Near Scene of Nevada Rancher’s Dispute Over Cattle Grazing Rights“. The article is characteristic of this organization which makes a living by agitating situations with disinformation - attempting to foster hate for profit...

Apr 16 07:55

Man Arrested For Leaving 'Hoax Device'

(*I bet he's down the precinct , enjoying coffee and doughnuts , in the break room , with the rest of 'the boys' , getting his shoulder smacked , and getting told 'nice work' . )

Apr 16 07:50

The Zionist Lobby Under Fire in Oz

Australians have been witness to a remarkable conflict in recent days in which their former Foreign Minister Bob Carr denounced the Jewish Lobby and his former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, over the whole series of questions re Australian policy and the demands of Israel and the local Jewish Lobby. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=21870

Apr 16 07:42

When Americans Shoot and Kill Jews it’s NOT TERRORISM

Why fascists, Non-Muslim, armed private organized "White" American militias receive much less focus? If a group is armed and announces its purpose is to spread hate of another group, wouldn't that warrant some surveillance? But a where a lone gunman committing a hate crime is a Muslim, there's a demand to use the T-word, Terrorism! Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=21863

Apr 16 07:36

BEX Alert!!! - "Kansas Jewish Center Shootings Reveal New Dangers of 'Lone Wolves'"

“Hate groups” that call for discrimination or violence based on race, religion or sexual orientation are rightly considered dangerous, but it is the “lone wolf” attacker inspired by their venomous messages that poses the greatest threat of mayhem, experts say.

“There’s absolutely no question that lone wolves are absolutely the most dangerous group out there,” said Mark Potok, who tracks hate groups and other extremist movements for the Southern Poverty Law Center. “It’s almost unheard of for a whole group or the leadership of a whole group to plan a crime or a terrorist attack. That’s very different from the days of the civil rights movement.”

Apr 16 07:35

Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs, withdraw from Slavyansk Published time: April 16, 2014 14:21 Get short URL

Reports from Slavyansk say that the army troops sent to the eastern Ukrainian city for an “anti-terrorist operation” are leaving en masse. Some troops are openly voicing support for the eastern Ukrainians, while others are speaking out against a war.

According to Interfax, citing local self-defense activists, some 300 Ukrainian troops agreed to lay down their weapons and “go home” following negotiations in Slavyansk.

Apr 16 07:22

BLM Attempting to Seize 90,000 Acres of Texas Ranchers' Land!

Byers, Texas along the Red River — The BLM stole 140 acres of the Tommy Henderson ranch thirty years ago. They took his land and paid him absolutely nothing. He sued and lost. Now the BLM is using that court case as precedent to do it again. The problem is, the land they want to seize is property that ranchers have a deed for and have paid taxes on for over a hundred years.

Apr 16 07:21

The Truth About Taxes

Something to help ease the pain on the day after...

Apr 16 07:07

Transnistria urges Russia to recognize its independence

The Supreme Council of Transnistria has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize its independence. Transnistrian legislators refer to the right for self-determination and the 2006 referendum results when 97% of the population vote for independence. Sergey Cheban, head of the Transnistrian parliament commission for foreign policy and international affairs, said yesterday that recognition of the independent state was the main goal.

Apr 16 06:39

Bank of America Swings to Quarterly Loss on Legal Costs

Bank of America swung to a first-quarter loss of $276 million, as legal expenses related to the financial crisis mounted.

The bank said on Wednesday that its litigation expenses increased to $6 billion in the quarter

Apr 16 06:30

Israel ‘blackmailing’ Palestinians over projects

Palestinian Water Authority says Israel does not allow even repair of water pipes

Ramallah: The Palestinian Water Authority has complained that Israel purposely impedes its ability to carry out hundreds of Palestinian infrastructural projects in Area C.

Area C is under full Israeli security and administrative control and according to the authority, Israel will not grant official approvals unless the Palestinians vow to keep their mouths shut about even bigger Israeli infrastructural projects in the West Bank based colonies.

Apr 16 05:03

Christian Community in Jerusalem Calls on Pope Francis as Israel Continues Judaization

Jerusalem’s Christian community warns that the Israeli authorities attempt to negate the Christian presence in Jerusalem, creating the impression of a Jewish-only city.

Apr 16 04:55

Ukraine SITREP April 15, 18:30 EST update 1 (Ukrainian civil war day 1)

The Ukrainian military is told that it has to stop "terrorists". Regardless of whether they believe it or not, the Ukrainian commanding officers are more or less willing to execute that order. What they seem to be unwilling to do is kill many civilians or, even less so, take a city by force. So they stop in the outskirts and conduct very tense and unpleasant dialog with very hostile and suspicious civilians.

The Ukrainian security services are probably more willing to shoot civilians, but they seem to be really weary of entering the rebel cities, and I can't blame them. Unlike most of the barricades around the cities which are manned with civilians (including women and senior folks), some barricades and buildings inside the city are defended by armed men, some definitely with military experience, and supported by many civilian demonstrators. Any SBU force seen shooting civilians risks being killed by a lynch mob.

Apr 16 03:42

Is Putin Being Lured Into a Trap?

Russia is not responsible for the crisis in Ukraine. The US State Department engineered the fascist-backed coup that toppled Ukraine’s democratically-elected president Viktor Yanukovych and replaced him with the American puppet Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a former banker. Hacked phone calls reveal the critical role that Washington played in orchestrating the putsch and selecting the coup’s leaders.

Apr 15 23:44

Pressure mounts on UK over CIA’s ‘black site’ jail in Indian Ocean

A human rights group is urging Britain’s Foreign office to “come clean” over claims that a British-administered island in the Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia, was used as a secret “black site” detention center by the CIA.

Apr 15 22:58

Harry Reid vows Bundy Ranch showdown ‘not over’

BUNKERVILLE, Nevada (INTELLIHUB) — The BLM’s cattle battle with the Bundy family has taken center stage recently in the media as mainstream outlets spew endless propaganda targeting “right-wingers”. In fact, according to Dylan Scott of TPM:

Apr 15 21:01

Fighting back against corporatocracy and Big Monopolies

"Freedom" and "democracy" are useful words, but very bankrupt: useful because they serve to advance imperial/corporate agendas, bankrupt because they are empty vessels perennially co-opted.

When illegal coups are orchestrated to overthrow democratically elected governments in Venezuela, Honduras, Ukraine or elsewhere, the lies of freedom and democracy are seamlessly attached to the criminal acts.

"Freedom" and "democracy" are still cloaking, tacitly or overtly, mass murder and genocide in Iraq, at this moment.

As long as the masses are fooled, conquest and regime change, not democracy and freedom, are enabled and perpetuated. Illegal coups and wars of aggression are about imperial control, setting up puppet dictators and the imposition of neoliberal economic business models for the corporate extensions of the invading nations.

Apr 15 20:54

FALSE FLAG ALERT - Anderson Cooper 360: ‘Number two al Qaeda leader vows to attack U.S.’

According to a CNN correspondent, Barbra Starr, the U.S. intelligence community believes that a newly released video featuring a public meeting of around 100 top al Qaeda members was filmed just a few weeks ago, ushering in a new threat to America.

Apr 15 20:02

The Slow Death Of The Old Global Order:

What’s most troubling about all this is that today’s national leaders seem utterly lacking in any serious consciousness of just how dangerous the global situation is

Apr 15 19:00

Vermont Senate Overwhelmingly Votes for GMO Labeling

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Could Vermont be the first state to enact a genetically modified food labeling law?...

Apr 15 18:39

There is a man who, due to a clerical error, never served his prison sentence. For 13 years he became a productive member of society and is now awaiting judgment on whether or not he has to spend the next 13 years in prison.

A Missouri man who avoided a 13-year jail sentence because of what state officials called a clerical error will learn Tuesday if he will have to keep fighting to avoid being incarcerated.

Apr 15 18:20

Unidentified Fighter Jets Open Fire On Kramatorsk Airfield, Casualties Reported

Things in east Ukraine have spiraled out of control. Moments ago Itar Tass reported that there has been a shoot out at the separatists-controlled airport in the city of Kramatorsk where according to on the ground witnesses, four Su-27 fighter jets have allegedly opened fire at the local airfield. It is unclear who the unidentified warplanes belong to although Itar Tass notes that one of the jets was allegedly taken down, so there should be confirmation shortly. Eyewitnesses also add that there are victims and an ambulance has been sent to the scene.

Apr 15 17:40

Scientists find multiple problems with GMOs

A February 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture report declared what many scientists already knew: There are no significant differences in yields of GMO and non-GMO crops. When asked about the USDA report, the chief technology officer for Monsanto declared, "American farmers are smart and wouldn't [adopt] a technology that didn't have tangible benefits."

Are the USDA and scientists around the world wrong in their conclusion about failure to yield? No.

Agro-economists have shown repeatedly that the best-yielding, most-affordable crop varieties, to "feed the world", are those derived from conventional non-GMO hybrids (U.N Commission on Trade and Development).

Apr 15 16:54

The Obamacare Taxman Cometh (Again)

The latest and greatest Affordable Care Act revenue raisers include an excise tax on medical devices, an increase in the Medicare payroll tax from 2.8 to 3.8 percent for couples earning more than $250,000 annually, and limits on flexible spending accounts.

This chart from the Heritage Foundation is slightly older, so its totals aren't quite up to the minute, but it gives you an idea of the tax hikes included in the law, the dates they go into effect, and the amount of revenue they are expected to raise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there are these huge tax increases to pay for Obamacare, then why did the insurance rates skyrocket and the deductibles go through the roof?

Someone is making a ton of cash on this deal!

Apr 15 16:36

Flashback: Insider: CIA Orchestrated Operation Fast and Furious -gov allowed Mexican drug cartel to import tons of cocaine

August 2011

Washington Times journalists Robert Farago and Ralph Dixon cite a “CIA insider” to make the claim that Operation Fast and Furious was a Central Intelligence Agency-orchestrated program to arm the Sinaloa drug cartel, a group that was also given the green light to fly tons of cocaine into the United States.

Apr 15 16:17

The IRS is said to be data mining Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other sites for info that could come handy in audits.

"It seems they may be using predictive analytics," University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication Professor Joseph Turow told Marketplace.

Apr 15 16:05

Bullied Teen Recorded His Tormentors – and Guess Who Ended Up Being Charged With a Crime?

A Pennsylvania teenager who endured months of bullying at school decided to gather evidence of his tormentors in action.

On February 11, Christian Stanfield, a 15-year-old sophomore at South Fayette High School, recorded seven minutes of the bullying on his iPad. His mother showed school officials the footage the next day.

The school officials, including Principal Scott Milburn and Superintendent Bille Pearce Rondinelli, took immediate action.

They contacted police for a possible violation of wiretapping laws.

When they realized the case did not fall within wiretapping criteria, South Fayette police Lt. Frank Kurta charged Stanfield with disorderly conduct instead.

Apr 15 15:46

Rand Paul Backs Off Claim that Cheney's Lust for Iraq War was Motivated by Halliburton Profits

Brandon Tuberville
Activist Post

In an interview with ABC’s This Week, Paul not only backed off of the tepid criticism of Cheney’s corrupt and open conflict of interest he made in a previous speech, but he made clear that he was not questioning Cheney’s motives for leading the charge to invade Iraq.

Paul even went so far as to suggest that Cheney loves America as much he [Paul] does.

For reference, Paul had stated “Dick Cheney then goes to work for Halliburton, makes hundreds of millions of dollars as CEO. Next thing you know, he’s back in government it’s a good idea to go to Iraq.”

After playing the clip for Paul, the interviewer then asked him, “Do you really think that Cheney was motivated by his financial ties to Halliburton?”...

Apr 15 15:21

Former U.S. Diplomat: Send U.S. Ground Troops to Ukraine - CFR member wants to heighten tension with Russia

A former U.S. diplomat and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, James Jeffrey, is calling for U.S. ground troops to be injected into the brewing civil war in Ukraine.

Apr 15 15:17

Jewish Community Center shooter Glenn Miller identified as FBI informant.

Glenn Miller, the former North Carolina Ku Klux Klan leader, arrested in the Kansas City Jewish Community Center shootings that killed three people on Sunday, has been identified previously as an FBI informant. The FBI is known to have infiltrated the Klan time and time again since the civil rights days, during a period when J. Edgar Hoover had set his sights on flushing out supposed commies and ending the career of Martin Luther King. Miller testified for the government in a major trial where the Feds sought to convict leaders of the Far Right. In his book, A White Man Speaks Out, he claims to have been an FBI informant.

Apr 15 14:55

Does Bunkerville prove we are a nation with a loud voice, but a bunker mentality?

The last forty-eight hours have been a tremendous emotional roller coaster for me personally and a great number of Nevadans and an even greater number of American Patriots

Apr 15 14:48

Feds Desperate to Hide Harry Reid Link to Bundy Land Grab (Video)

The feds are so desperate to hide Harry Reid’s connection to a Communist Chinese energy company linked to the Cliven Bundy land grab, they are now even deleting Google’s cached version of an explosive document originally deleted from the BLM website.

Apr 15 14:42

Compton police now monitoring street activity in realtime from an eye-in-the-sky

Police for the past year have been testing a surveillance platform similar to a live version of Google Earth to locate, track and follow criminals and citizens alike around the city in realtime.

Apr 15 14:38

US miscalculated will of Ukrainian people

US confirms CIA chief paid a covert visit to Kiev. This sparked speculation US is helping coordinate activists in eastern Ukraine.

Apr 15 12:58

Feds Planning Armed Assault on Bundy Home

As reported yesterday, hundreds of federal agents are still at the Bundy Ranch and the area continues its status as a no-fly zone. Despite major media reports that the Nevada Bureau of Land Management is retreating, the remaining activity that still surrounds the ranch illustrates a different scenario.

Apr 15 12:58

Those who don’t lay arms, will be destroyed - Ukrainian military op commander

A Ukrainian general leading the operation against protesters in the east of the country has warned that activists who refuse to lay down their arms will be “destroyed.”

Apr 15 12:51

Ukraine ‘special operation’ against seperatists underway

Ukrainian armed forces today launched a “special operation“ against militiamen in the country‘s Russian speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists.

Apr 15 12:26

Onondaga Nation seeks international help in reclaiming ancestral lands from US

After failing to get the United States justice system to hear its case asserting that millions of acres of its land was stolen by New York, the Onondaga Native American tribe has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

In a story posted on the tribe’s website, the Onondaga Nation claims the state of New York has stolen 2.5 million acres of land from its ancestral homeland since 1778.

Apr 15 12:13

Human rights activists report casualties in Ukraine's Kramatorsk

There are reports that several people have died in Kramatorsk, where a military airdrome was seized by Ukrainian forces, according to Maxim Shevchenko, head of the group on monitoring of human rights in Ukraine under the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, citing local human rights activists.

Apr 15 11:36

Southwest airliner diverted after man tried to open exit door at 30,000ft in attempt to kill everyone aboard

Strangely, a deranged man aboard Southwest Airlines flight 722, which was headed from Chicago to California Sunday, tried to open the plane’s exit door in an attempt to takedown the plane and all 135 of its passengers, according to reports.

Apr 15 10:51

Jury acquits state trooper who stomped handcuffed man's head, shattering teeth, breaking his nose and causing two facial fractures. Claimed the man was trying attack him.

A Pennsylvania state trooper accused of stomping a handcuffed man in the head during a botched 2009 drug raid was acquitted Monday of a federal civil rights violation charge.

Apr 15 10:34

Calgary stabbing suspect is police officer’s son

The son of a senior Calgary police officer has been taken into custody following a stabbing rampage at a house party in Calgary Monday night that left five young people dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What anti-depressants was this kid on?

Apr 15 10:12

One year since the Boston Marathon bombing

One year ago today, two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding another 264. That criminal act became the occasion for an unprecedented state operation, in which for the first time a major American city was placed under de facto martial law.

Apr 15 09:59

EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

Agents quietly working with Utah prosecutors to make case in DOJ absence

Apr 15 09:50

HURTLING INTO DARKNESS: AMERICA’S GREAT LEAP TOWARDS GLOBAL TYRANNY

America’s national government has become inured to lying and cheating the people whom it ostensibly serves, lying as consistently and thoroughly as would be the case with an occupying foreign power trying to keep a captive population pacified.

Apr 15 09:42

Global Human Trafficking, a Modern form of Slavery

Joachim Hagopian
RINF Alternative News

Steve McQueen, director of this year’s Oscar winner for best film “12 Years A Slave,” mentioned in his acceptance speech last month that 21 million people are living in slavery today. That quoted figure comes from the 2012 report issued by the United Nation’s International Labor Organization (ILO) that has been attempting to gather international data for over a decade now. In the Asia-Pacific region where most of the world’s forced laborers come from at 56%, an estimated 11.7 million people, followed by Africa at 18% or 3.7 million people live in bondage. Considering that at the peak of America’s slavery prior to the Civil War that ultimately declared it illegal, the total was four million people, fathoming that over five times that number are currently suffering in slavery here in the twenty-first century, casts some serious doubts on whether us humans are evolving as a species at all.

Apr 15 09:41

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

"Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, ..." and then they go on to say, it's not true, and that, "America's claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened" by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead "the nearly total failure of 'median voter' and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America].

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The USA has a government of the money junkies, for the money junkies, and by the money junkies. We the People have absolutely no power over policies whatsoever.

We have a kabuki-like process of elections which mean absolutely nothing in terms of bettering the lives of working Americans; but at the end of the day, those who are ultimately vetted, then allowed to run, are simply tools of the oligarchs.

The only people who count to those who wind up elected, to any level of government, are those who fund election cycles in return for certain "favors" their businesses need.

And if you have a hard time wrapping your head around that, just remember what happened to the Patriot Act, where vaccine makers became held harmless and were indemnified against any actions by people who were injured by their vaccines.

Pretty sweet, isn't it; if you are a vaccine maker, of course. And the burden of proof is so intense that it is very rare that a case of injury ever makes it to the so-called vaccine court.

People dying, and getting maimed for life in wars, ultimately for private profit, do not matter in the greater scheme of things to those who rule, and are completely expendable. Please do remember that the next time this country is exhorted to the next war or wars, which will probably go at least as well as did the war in Iraq and Afghanistan for the people of the countries we are going to "liberate" next.

The older I get (and I turn 65 next month), the more viscerally Quaker I have become about war.

Having lived through Vietnam War, acutely remembering those of my college friends who didn't come back, or emotionally, didn't come back all the way, I see war as the lousiest possible option. Good faith negotiations, done with integrity, is always preferable to war.

And remember: it is never the children of the financially elite who get put in harm's way; it's always "other people's kids".

Apr 15 09:25

Autopsy report reveals Capitol Hill police shot woman five times

An autopsy report made public a week ago by District of Columbia medical examiners revealed that Miriam Carey, the Connecticut woman killed by Capitol Hill police last fall, was shot five times in the back and head. The report comes nearly six months after the October 3 shooting death, and amid a wave of police killings across the US.

Apr 15 09:10

Police begin spying on every citizen in real-time

A retired Air Force veteran named Ross McNutt and his Ohio-based company, Persistent Surveillance Systems, persuaded the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to use his surveillance technology to monitor Compton’s streets from the air and track suspects from the moment the snatching occurred.

The system, known as wide-area surveillance, is something of a time machine – the entire city is filmed and recorded in real time. Imagine Google Earth with a rewind button and the ability to play back the movement of cars and people as they scurry about the city.

“We literally watched all of Compton during the time that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people,” McNutt said. “Our goal was to basically jump to where reported crimes occurred and see what information we could generate that would help investigators solve the crimes.”

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The short answer is, such surveillance, even against the most innocent of American people, will not end, either soon...or peacefully.

Apr 15 08:52

FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate Sovereigns and "People talking about Big Government"

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In keeping with the tradition of the FBI’s position on gun rights, it appears the Bureau is working overdrive to monitor and harass gun owners and the gun shops that sell to them.

While government surveillance of gun purchases and gun owners is nothing new, a recent visit by an FBI Counterterrorism agent to a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop has only reinforced the knowledge that the U.S. government is growing more and more concerned by the prospect of a well-armed populace – particularly one that prefers to live without constant government interference in their personal lives...

Apr 15 08:50

3 policy proposals after we win: Unfu*k the world, Employ existing solutions, Explore breakthroughs

*hyperlinks live at source*
Leaders, such as you paying attention to alternative media, act intelligently in the present, and plan for a brighter future. Earth’s successful future seems to demand inclusion of these three policy goals:

Unfu*k the world.
Employ existing solutions.
Explore potential breakthroughs.
The present is dominated in tragic-comic chaos from an oligarchy immersed in “Big Lie” crimes centering in in war, money, and media (also in ~100 other crucial areas). The public rises in the 2014 Worldwide Wave of Action (and here) that began on the April 4 anniversary of Martin King’s assassination by the US government (civil court trial verdict, Martin’ 2-minute plea to you), and emerges unpredictably such as the Bundy land case.

Nobody I work with knows with any certainty how the endgame will play out. We assume the oligarchy has many factions on the public’s side. There seems to be three general outcomes:

Apr 15 08:44

California cops shoot and beat old man, after they killed him!

In East Hollywood, a homeless man between the ages of 70 and 80 stole a bag of ice from a 99 Cent store. Supposedly he was armed with a knife. Responding police tazed him then shot and killed him. Witnesses say the ass hole cops then shot him four more times, and then beat him: “They shot him four times, and he was already dead! He fell on the bag of ice that he stole, and then, all of a sudden, there’s this other police guy that comes and hits him two times with a stick.”-’Maria’

Apr 15 08:35

Potentially Deadly New Prank - Swat-ing

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Online gammers prank teen in Ohio

Apr 15 08:32

IRS prepares to go after ObamaCare mandate fines

With the ObamaCare enrollment deadline in the rearview for most, the IRS is preparing for the next step -- tracking and penalizing those who choose not, or cannot afford, to buy approved health insurance.

How aggressive the agency will be in pursuing those fines, though, is an open question. The IRS already is under fire over last year's political targeting scandal and talk of harsh fines on the millions who still do not have insurance is a touchy subject in an election year.

Apr 15 08:12

Dozens of teenagers are now tweeting bomb jokes to American Airlines

One dumb teenager is easily excused — but the host of Twitter users currently tweeting bomb threats at major airlines is another story entirely.

Apr 15 08:11

Billionaire Takes Up Fight Against African Poachers – Pledges to provide a helicopter & a multi-million dollar investment to protect South Africa’s rhinos.

On a visit to Tanzania, Howard G. Buffett, the elder son of American investor and philanthropist Warren Edward Buffett, Thursday pledged to provide a helicopter for surveillance of poachers in the Selous Game Reserve.

Apr 15 08:10

Sub aborts search for MH370 when ocean proves too deep

The robotic submarine sent to look for the missing Malaysian jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean aborted its mission when the search area proved beyond its 15,000-foot limit, Australian authorities said Tuesday.

Apr 15 08:03

A Gift from the White House: Your 2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt

As if transparency is the biggest issue here, the White House has sent out an interactive 2013 federal taxpayer receipt to show you how the money our government spent supposedly broke down last year…you know, as if you or I really had a say in any of this.

Apr 15 07:54

Jury acquits state trooper who stomped handcuffed man's head, shattering teeth, breaking his nose and causing two facial fractures.

A Pennsylvania state trooper accused of stomping a handcuffed man in the head during a botched 2009 drug raid was acquitted Monday

Claimed the man was trying attack him.

Apr 15 07:45

Will the US Also Deny Visas to Israel’s Spies?

Given the proposed standard of evidence for visa denial, FBI files Netanyahu would seem to easily qualify for permanent banning from the UN along with Hollywood-based movie producer/admitted spy for Israel Arnon Milchan for their involvement in espionage and smuggling nuclear material/tools to Israel. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=21845

Apr 15 07:43

Calls Upon Abbas to Immediately Accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Law

Human rights, but calls upon the Palestinian leadership not to surrender to the Israeli and international pressure and immediately accede to the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Law. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=21837

Apr 15 07:38

Palladium Soars to 32-Month High On Supply Fears

Together, Russia and South Africa make up nearly 80% of the world’s palladium supplies. Given the current instability, investor concerns are primarily on the supply side.

Apr 15 07:37

Calls Upon Abbas to Immediately Accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Law

Human rights, but calls upon the Palestinian leadership not to surrender to the Israeli and international pressure and immediately accede to the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Law. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=21837

Apr 15 07:33

The Guardian And Washington Post Win Pulitzers For Snowden Coverage

Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Bart Gellman and Ewan McCaskill (among others at both publications) should be congratulated for the work they put into the original stories and for all of the followup in the face of ridiculous levels of criticism from those who were embarrassed by Snowden's whistleblowing. Separately, with the Pulitzers recognizing that such reporting was a public service, can we finally stop people from claiming that Snowden was a "traitor" and admit that what he did was clearly whistleblowing in the furtherance of the public interest?

Apr 15 07:27

The Boston Marathon Bombing’s Constructed Reality

The Boston bombing’s “forgotten” photographs are worthy of further consideration as they suggest the ways in which major news media operate in a de facto censorial fashion

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