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Jan 25 17:05

Politicians or central bankers: who runs the world?

Global governance sounds like a good idea. Solving the sorts of “collective action problems” that are an inescapable part of geographically dispersed activities – especially economic ones – is something only some sort of supranational authority can do. Until relatively recently we looked primarily to states to provide the institutional and legal infrastructure that allowed people to conduct commercial relationships with strangers. Now, when economic activities and relationships are increasingly transnational, states cannot provide such a regulatory framework – or they can’t on their own, at least.

Jan 25 13:11

European Parliament Adopts Resolution Making War With Russia Possible

6.Calls for the continuation of the current EU sanctions regime, in particular with a view to the upcoming March 2015 Council meeting, as long as Russia does not fully respect and, above all, deliver on its Minsk obligations, and urges the Commission to find ways to enhance solidarity among Member States should the crisis with Russia continue; stresses the need to adopt a clear set of benchmarks which, when achieved, could prevent imposing new restrictive measures against Russia or lead to lifting of the previous ones, including: implementation of the ceasefire, unconditional withdrawal from Ukraine of all Russian troops and Russian-backed illegal armed groups and mercenaries, exchange of all prisoners including Nadia Savchenko, and restoration of Ukraine’s control over its whole territory, including Crimea; in the case of any further Russian actions destabilising Ukraine, invites the European Council to take up further restrictive measures and broaden their scope, by covering the nucl

Jan 25 12:07

New Saudi King Was Major Supporter of Al Qaeda

On the surface, Salman will not govern much differently than his predecessor in affairs of oil politics and national security. Salman will be assisted by his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the minister of defense and the chief of the royal court. Mohammed was the chief adviser to his father when Salman served as the governor of Riyadh province. Prince Mohammed became defense minister when his father acceded to the throne upon the death of Abdullah.

Jan 25 10:20

Facebook Advocates Stasi-Style Snitching & Suppression of Free Speech

Social media site targets gun owners but not child molesters

Jan 25 10:02

Secret TPP Negotiations—And Public Protests—To Be Held in New York City

The next round of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations begins this Monday, January 26, and runs through the following week at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel in downtown Manhattan.

As with many previous TPP meetings, the public will be shut out of talks as negotiators convene behind closed doors to decide binding rules that could impact how our lawmakers set digital policy in the decades to come. Big content industry interests have been given privileged access to negotiating texts and have driven the US Trade Representative's mandate when it comes to copyright—which is why the TPP carries extreme copyright measures that ignore users' rights.

Jan 25 09:57

400 TSA agents have been arrested for theft of passenger items while not one terrorist has been caught.

A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003.

Pythias Brown, a former Transportation Security Administration officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, spent four years stealing everything he could from luggage and security checkpoints, including clothing, laptops, cameras, Nintendo Wiis, video games and cash.

Speaking publicly for the first time after being released after three years in prison, Brown told ABC News that he used the X-ray scanners to locate the most valuable items to snatch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 3 year sentence should have been a 30 year sentence, to encourage the the other intelligence-challenged crotch grabbers not to steal.

And there is an article everyone should read, if they fly. It is titled "how terahertz radiation tears DNA apart, and is found here:

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/416066/how-terahertz-waves-tear-a...

Jan 25 09:52

Get Ready For Negative Interest Rates In The US

With Fed mouthpiece Jon Hilsenrath warning - in no lesser status-quo narrative-deliverer than The Wall Street Journal - that The ECB's actions (and pre-emptive collapse in the EUR) means the U.S. economy must deal with a rapidly strengthening dollar that will make American goods more expensive abroad, potentially slowing both U.S. growth and inflation; and Treasury Secretary Lew coming out his crypt to mention "unfair FX moves," it appears The Fed (and powers that be) are worrying about King Dollar. This suggests, as Mises Canada's Patrick Barron predicts, the Fed will start charging negative interest rates on bank reserve accounts as the final tool in the war on savings and wealth in order to spur the Keynesian goal of increasing “aggregate demand”. If savers won’t spend their money, the government will take it from them.

Jan 25 09:51

Martin Scorsese's Bill Clinton Documentary Shelved Over Creative Control

Martin Scorsese's upcoming slate is already packed with an authorized Grateful Dead documentary, his rock & roll HBO series co-created with Mick Jagger and the planned Ramones biopic. However, another of the legendary director's projects, the partly finished HBO-backed documentary on President Bill Clinton, has been indefinitely shelved as the director and former POTUS wrestle over control of the film.

According to New York Times, Scorsese and Clinton are butting heads over their interviews Frost/Nixon style, with the Goodfellas director unwilling to relinquish control of the questions and their content.

Considering the strong possibility that Hillary Clinton is planning her own presidential run in 2016, Bill also reportedly wants input over the documentary's final cut to ensure nothing that can harm her campaign is aired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Scorsese actually believed that he could get this documentary to see the light of day without the Clintons being in total control of the outcome, he is amazingly naive.

Jan 25 09:44

Censorship, Abuse and other Zionist Tricks.. - Gilad Atzmon

We spoke about the clumsy attempt to block my music in Nottingham last week. The attempt failed. The concert took place in another venue. It was a huge success, Nottingham Jazz Committee stood firmly behind me. The concert was a transforming rally in my support (video below). It is now the local council that struggles to justify its act as resentment to its surrender to Zionist pressure is evident. I ll be speaking in Nottingham on Feb 2 for the Freedom Of Speech Society.

Jan 25 09:34

Edward Snowden: Apple iPhone with Secret iFeature Allows Government to Spy on You

"The iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner having to press a button and gather information about him; that's why on security grounds he refused to have this phone," Kucherena added.

It is not clear if the "special software" being referred to in the interview is made up of standard diagnostic tools, or if the NSA whistleblower thinks intelligence agencies from the United States have found a way to compromise the mobile operating system developed by Apple.

Jan 25 04:10

Delaware man says police beat him during probe of shots at Biden home

A Hockessin man arrested about 30 minutes after multiple gunshots were fired near Vice President Joe Biden's Greenville home says he was "accosted" during an altercation with New Castle County Police.

Jan 25 04:07

Teen shot by Longview TX police

A single rose was left in front of the Longview police station on Cotton Street in memory of the teenager shot Thursday night.

Jan 24 14:37

New Utah Law Instructs Cops To Seize Uninsured Vehicles

Does the government really even need excuses to seize the assets of its citizens, especially for relatively minor crimes? Apparently it does, at least according to the state of Utah.

Jan 24 12:26

Lunatics Run the Washington Asylum by Stephen Lendman

snip: Washington's public face belies its pure evil. At home and abroad. Ruthlessly pursuing policies likely to make lesser despots blush.

America alone wages war on humanity. Using weapons of mass destruction. Including chemical, biological and radiological ones.

Other banned weapons. New ones tested in real time. Regardless of the horrors they cause.

US domestic and foreign policy is polar opposite what's acceptable in free societies. Bipartisan criminals run things. Lunatics.

Media scoundrels support their worst policies. Proliferating managed news misinformation. Suppressing hard truths.

Jan 24 11:41

State sponsored cyber-attacks happen more and more often - Kaspersky

At this year's Davos economic forum, the spectre of cyber-terrorism loomed over the luxurious get-together of the world's elite.

Jan 24 11:32

Police Department Publishes Photos, Birth Dates & Home Addresses of All Arrestees, but Conveniently Omits Those Of Their Own Officer Arrested & Charged with 'Indecent Assault & Battery' on a 10-Year-Old Girl

David A. Provencher is Police Chief of the New Bedford, Massachusetts PD. The department updates their official Facebook Page regularly, posting many stories about local crimes along with multiple photos of all the suspects and arrestees. They even list the suspects age, date of birth, and their home address and apartment numbers!

However, they have neglected to do so for one of their own: 58-year-old police officer Jean Gomes, who was arrested, indicted and charged with multiple crimes against a 10-year-old girl. I guess 'what's good for the goose' is not always good for the gander, if the gander is a pig?

Jan 24 11:32

JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is three and a half hours long, so you may want to bookmark this and watch it in sections, but it is worth it, as it confirms much of what I wrote in "All Wars are Bankers' Wars!"

Jan 24 11:05

Stefan Molyneux: There Is No Such Thing as Mental Illness

But all of you have Oppositional Defiant Disorder!

So, here are 12 symptoms of ODD:
- The person often loses control of his temper;
- The person behaves aggressively/assertively;
- The person argues with his parental authorities and other adults and does not obey them;
- The person deliberately irritates others;
- The person is apathetic or cannot play with others;
- The person with oppositional defiant disorder is often angry or nervous;
- The person refuses to comply with the rules (in context or in environment/situation);
- The person is too stubborn;
- The person often occur hysterical attacks or outbursts;
- The person with oppositional defiant disorder cannot communicate normally with other compliant peers;
- The person does not want to comply or engage in other organized/expected activities;
- The person with oppositional defiant disorder symptoms remembers the hurt for a long time and does not forget about them.

Jan 24 11:05

US Supreme Court Considers Random Use Of Drug Dogs During Traffic Stops

Some Supreme Court justices question whether Fourth Amendment intrusions during traffic stops have gone too far.

Should police have the power to order a driver out of his car while a search is conducted with a drug dog — even when there is no reason to believe the motorist has done anything wrong? That was the question posed to the US Supreme Court during oral arguments on Wednesday in the case of Dennys Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was stopped on March 27, 2012 after a Nebraska police officer saw him briefly swerve. On a hunch, the officer decided to call for a drug dog. After about half an hour, the dog alerted, and Rodriguez was arrested and found guilty of possession.

Jan 24 11:04

How the CIA made Google

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

Jan 24 10:56

Head of US state media put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram

Newly-appointed chief of US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Andrew Lack, has named RT one of the agency’s main challenges alongside extremist groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

Lack, the first chief executive of the BBG, mentioned RT in an interview with The New York Times.

“We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram,” he said. “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Needless to say, we will continue to link to Russia Today from WRH!

Jan 24 10:30

FLASHBACK: Dr. Paula Caplan on how psychiatrists decide who's normal

ask a barber if you should get a haircut...

the DSM teaches providers how to get the bills paid

reinforcing victim-hood ensures continued patronage

Jan 24 10:27

Shut-up, White Boy! Professors: White Men Should Speak Last

We look to a day when people will not be judged by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin.

And the configuration of their chromosomes.

This seems the hope of a panel of professors and activists at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, assembled to improve campus race relations and tackle matriculator misogyny. And relating to this they put forth an idea:

Women and blacks should be called on first in classroom discussions.

Jan 24 10:27

Jews move to criminalize "anti-Semitism" at UN

On Thursday, at the United Nations General Assembly, an informal plenary session was held on alleged "anti-Semitic" violence and attitudes worldwide. It marked the first time that "anti-Semitism" was officially addressed at the United Nations. The Anti-Defamation League of course welcomed this development:

Jan 24 10:26

Police officer arrested by feds in connection to alleged police brutality incident, city official says

According to the lawsuit, before putting Walsh in the car, Lillo retrieved a "flashlight or other blunt instrument" from his police duty belt and struck him in the face "numerous times" with the object, causing "permanent injury and disfigurement."

While Walsh, who was still in handcuffs, was struck repeatedly in the face, the other two officers "stood by and did nothing," the lawsuit stated.

Jan 24 10:25

Cop Faces Life In Prison For Repeated 'Indecent Assault & Battery' On 10 Year Old Girl, Judge Lets Him Out On $2500 Bail

No word on why the Bristol County, Massachusetts District Attorney and Judge Renee P. Dupuis imposed such an extremely low bail of $2,500 cash for a defendant accused of such a heinous crime against a child. 58-year-old canine officer Jean Gomes of the New Bedford, Massachusetts Police Department has been on the force 26 years, and faces 10-years to life in prison if convicted.

Jan 24 10:23

A TRIBUTE TO OUR MEN IN BLUE

Jan 24 09:56

Business of Civil Forfeiture (made easier!)

snip: Black Asphalt lets its 25,000 users compile and share detailed data on private motorists—whether they’ve done anything wrong or not—including addresses, social security numbers, information from traffic stops or interrogations, searches, etc. Information is shared informally without official oversight, and many of the reports end up in federal fusion centers where they can be shared with law enforcement agencies at all levels.

Desert Snow encourages users to provide data about their traffic stops by offering rewards and incentives. The more data an officer enters, the more rewards he earns. Desert Snow also holds an annual competition to recognize officers who have seized the most contraband. Top earners (to borrow a term from The Sopranos) are honored at Desert Snow’s annual conference.

Jan 24 09:44

Head of US state media put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram

Newly-appointed chief of US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Andrew Lack, has named RT one of the agency’s main challenges alongside extremist groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

Lack, the first chief executive of the BBG, mentioned RT in an interview with The New York Times.

“We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram,” he said. “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Andrew Lack: sir, forgive me, but have you gone absolutely barking mad, to have this comparison?!?!?

Is the "challenge" you face from RT is that it has a track record for reasonably careful,thorough sober reporting (who, what, when, where, and why), in the spirit of Edward R. Murrow?!?

Because this is something I respect about their editorial staff. I may not always agree with their assessments, but I do find hard news here.

I get a lot more hard information from their English language edition than I can from the US Corporate alleged "news", where talking heads are always shoving the governmental narrative in my face, which many times has absolutely zero relationship to truth.

This is one of two "canaries in the coal mine" I watch consistently.

The other is www.presstv.ir (their English edition)
But if both of these blogs go down, you can bet your sweet bippy that something wicked this way comes.

Jan 24 09:31

Facebook Clamping Down on all HOAX Stories

(ie: Banning Freedom of Speech)

Jan 24 05:49

Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years, After Facing More Than a Century

A feisty, confrontational journalist who exposed explosive details about the machinations of the national security apparatus and faced more than a century in prison has been sentenced to five years and three months.

Jan 24 05:17

30 Congressmen Sponsor Bill To 'Establish A Biometric Exit Data System' Federal Databases, to "Combat Terrorism"

The 'Biometric Exit Data System' provision of H.R.399 involves taking biometrics from vehicle and pedestrian traffic and would "allow matching against, other Federal databases that store biometrics of known or suspected terrorists." It would also "require that the biometric data that is obtained for a person upon entry to the United States is matched against the biometric data of such person when such person exits the United States."

Jan 24 00:16

Rob Hustle: This is What Happens When You Call the Cops!

rap song on what happens when you confront the police state

makes my non-violent blood boil!

Jan 23 20:54

James Corbett: New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato

Al Gore's 7-continent religious frenzy
US/UK cyber bank 9/11 war-games
Greenhouse: where does a politician get his green/funding?

Jan 23 19:55

The UK kidnapped people for the Libyan government and secretly shipped them to Tripoli for Gadhaffi to torture

Tony Blair wrote to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to thank him for the “excellent cooperation” between the two countries’ counter-terrorism agencies following a period during which the UK and Libya worked together to arrange for Libyan dissidents to be kidnapped and flown to Tripoli, along with their families. The letter, written in 2007, followed a period in which the dictator’s intelligence officers were permitted to operate in the UK, approaching and intimidating Libyan refugees in an attempt to persuade them to work as informants for both countries’ agencies.

Jan 23 18:34

One Colorado Policeman's Quote Captures the Reality of Marijuana Legalization in America Jared Keller's avatar image By Jared Keller

snip: Crime is down: Marijuana-related arrests, which made up almost 50% of all drug-related crimes as of 2012, plummeted in Colorado in the first six months of legalization in 2014. According to government data, serious crimes have declined in Denver: The murder rate has dropped 24.4% from 2013 to 2014. Violent crime in general declined by more than 1%, and major property crimes are down 8.1% (without counting unresolved cases).

As Vox's German Lopez noted, nothing went "horribly wrong" in the first year of legalization. Fatal traffic accidents fell to near-historic lows, according to an analysis from the Washington Post's Radley Balko. And while there was a small increase in emergency room visits for children related to edible pot, the incidents were not enough to sound the alarm.

Jan 23 17:58

DHS Chief: 'Secure Our Border First Act of 2015' is "unworkable extreme, impossible to achieve"

Jeh C. Johnson, the fourth Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has said that H.R. 399, known as the 'Secure Our Border First Act of 2015' is "unworkable, extreme" and "impossible to achieve." The bill was introduced on January 16th by Texas Rep. Michael McCaul and has 29 cosponsors. It was referred to the Homeland Security Committee. The text begins "A BILL To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to gain and maintain operational control of the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes."
The bill continues "The Secretary of Homeland Security shall gain and maintain situational awareness, and operational control of high traffic areas."

Jan 23 16:07

Press Rebellion in the UK – British Media Launches Protest Against Spying, as GCHQ Places Investigative Journalism in Same Category as Terrorism

Go ahead and read that last paragraph again. In some respects,terrorists are viewed as a lower priority than investigative journalists by the GCHQ. More proof that the “war on terror” is a total sham, and that governments around the world see transparency, truth and their own citizenry as the real enemies.

This is precisely why UK Prime Minister David Cameron wasted no time in exploiting the tragic attacks in Paris in order to call for a banning of encryption, i.e., private communications.

Jan 23 15:31

'Poor,' 'Middle Class'–What's the Difference to the 1 Percent? By Jim Naureckas

snip: What's to explain this poor/middle-class mash-up? The official poverty line for a family of four is $23,850. Median household income is $51,939. Perhaps from the point of view of the 1 percent, whose average household income is more than $1 million, it's hard to see the difference?

Jan 23 15:25

NATO Commander Lied Claiming Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine Coming by Stephen Lendman

snip: On the one hand, saying "(t)hat is something we're seeing." On the other, admitting no confirmation.

RT International reported its Washington correspondent Gayane Chichakyan's inability to get Psaki to give "straight response(s)" to her questions.

Ignoring Kiev high crimes against peace. Irresponsibly blaming them on Russia. Chichakyan saying "the US always has something to say about Russia, but never about what the Ukrainian government is doing."

Throughout months of US planned, directed and instigated conflict in Ukraine, Washington consistently blames Russia for its own high crimes.

"(A)voiding questions," said Chichakyan. Refusing to acknowledge Kiev using heavy artillery in Donbas. Including against residential neighborhoods.

Calling naked Kiev aggression its "absolute right to defend itself." When pressed to answer Chickakyan's questions, Psaki responded saying "I think I'll leave it at what I said."

Jan 23 15:21

Expect Dirty Business as Usual Following Saudi King's Death by Stephen Lendman

snip: America's "closest Arab ally," said Newsweek. Kingdom "decapitations are routine." For "crimes including political dissent."

"(A)nd the international press hardly seems to notice." Dozens of people have "their heads lopped off" annually.

On average, one every four days. Along with other horrendous forms of punishment. Including whippings involving hundreds of lashes. Sometimes 1,000.

Administered about 50 at a time. Too many at once assures extremely painful death.

Newsweek said beheadings occur in public. "People…gather to watch…" British author John R. Bradley calls them the "only form of public entertainment" besides football.

One Saudi executioner, Mohammed Saad al-Beshi, said he beheaded up to seven prisoners a day. Calling it "God's work."

Newsweek's article is the exception proving the rule. Virtually none of this makes Western headlines. Especially in America.

Jan 23 15:15

Bigger Rewards for Holding the Economy Hostage It Pays to be a Banker by PETE DOLACK

snip: The “assault on banks” must have been conducted with a wet noodle. Although by any ordinary human logic, these colossal sums of money should satiate the most asocial speculator, the remorseless logic of capitalism dictates that more is never enough, that profits have to increase steadily. Even the rate of the increase can be expected to increase.

Jan 23 14:56

Barack Obama: A Foil Against the Public Interest The King of Empty Gestures by ROB URIE

snip: There was no hesitancy on Mr. Obama’s part to apply the full array of government resources to the bailouts of Wall Street and the bloated, corrupt (management, not workers) automakers. And the bailouts were claimed to resolve a failure of markets, much as widespread unemployment has been understood to be since the Great Depression.

Jan 23 14:49

Western Wars, Not Really Wars Genocides, Not Wars by ANDRE VLTCHEK

snip: What followed WWII were not really true wars, anymore, but genocides; holocausts. All perpetrated mainly through carpet-bombing, through poisonous chemicals, later by enlisting corrupt foreign military, US-trained and financed death-squads, and most recently by using ‘smart bombs’, stealth fighters, cruise missiles and drones, as well as ‘Muslim terrorists’ (created in NATO camps).

In this way, new-era crusaders sit in their comfortable offices and war-rooms, and play games that are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives. After they are done murdering, they drive home, eat their burgers and watch sports on television. Long distance wars, as well as long distance killing, are like any other job: it is like selling insurance policies or cutting someone’s hair.

Except that countless human beings get torn to pieces.

Jan 23 14:44

The "Humanitarian" Weapon Drones and the New Ethics of War by NEVE GORDON

arguing the ethics of murder is like arguing the ethics of rape or torture. It makes no sense since those actions are always wrong.

Which is more cowardly: bombing, sniping, or drone strikes? Doesn't matter, does it? Since dead is dead.

snip: Exposing the lives of one’s troops was never considered good, but historically it was believed to be necessary. Therefore dying for one’s country was deemed to be the greatest sacrifice and those who did die were recognized as heroes. The drone wars, however, are introducing a risk-free ethics of killing. What is taking place is a switch from an ethics of “self-sacrifice and courage to one of self-preservation and more or less assumed cowardice.”

Jan 23 14:24

Five Private Prison Corporations You’ve Never Heard Of Are Making Millions From Mass Incarceration

Of the five, the two most well-known prison profiteers in the United States, Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group pulled in about $3.3 billion last year running scores of private prisons and immigration detention centers.

Jan 23 13:01

CNY homeowners sued, told they can't park pickup truck in driveway

A homeowners' association has filed a lawsuit seeking to bar a resident in the town of Manlius from parking his own pickup truck in his driveway.

The Kimry Moor Homeowners Association has filed a lawsuit against residents David and Arna Orlando in Onondaga County Supreme Court because they are parking their 2014 black Ford 150 pickup in their driveway at 511 Kimry Moor, just outside the village of Fayetteville.

The association wants an injunction to stop the couple from parking their pickup in the driveway of their home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This hits close to home as I am going through a similar headache with the homeowner's association where I live. Following a recent re-topping of the parking lot with the cheapest sealant they could find, all residents were told that they would be fined for oil spots on their parking stalls. As I have an older car (and did find and repair a leak) I am now parking on the street. BUT ... other people, including vehicles used by homeowner's association contractors, are using my stalls, and leaking more oil on the pavement.

The homeowner's association won't allow me to put down a permanent cover like plywood, and insist I am responsible for the costs of damage from oil leaking from vehicles that park in my stalls without my permission!

I think these homeowner's associations have become one of the biggest threats to personal freedom and common sense!

Jan 23 12:05

LaRouche Warns: Wall Street's Growing Desperation Is Fueling Global Thermonuclear Showdown

Wall Street is on the edge of another financial tsunami, and this is driving the world towards general war, with the latest provocations in Ukraine serving as the immediate trigger for confrontation with Russia.

As Citibank was the latest of the Wall Street too-big-to-fail banks to post serious fourth-quarter losses, and as the Wall Street banks were announcing 50,000 layoffs, half-way around the globe the Ukrainian government was launching new provocations against Russia, meeting with top NATO generals and announcing a draft to call up 100,000 new troops to launch a military offensive against its own citizens in eastern Ukraine.

Jan 23 11:13

The Grand Strategy To Cast Off the Corporate State

If the strategies and tactics within this document are implemented successfully, our movement will be more united, driven, connected, funded, and determined than ever before. The corporate state will be broken in both finances and spirit.

Jan 23 10:58

Are paedophile politicians about to fake their own deaths?

We have it on very good authority that Mossad rent-boys, MI5, are working overtime to execute a permanent CSA cover-up.

They are so desperate to prevent the truth about Britain’s VIP paedophile ring being exposed, they’re trying every trick in the book to stop a planned inquiry going ahead.

Jan 23 10:07

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.

Jan 23 10:05

Gray State. The Rise By David Crowley

Jan 23 09:59

The Troops Are Destroying Our Country

The mindset that is common to U.S. troops serving overseas is that they are all doing it for America, for us, for our rights and freedoms, for our safety and security. They’ll all tell you that they are doing it because they love their country.

There’s one big problem with that mindset, however. The truth is that the troops, through what they’re doing over there, are indirectly destroying our country, our rights and freedoms, our safety and security, and our economic well-being.

Jan 23 08:53

Cop invades home because of ‘No Trespassing’ sign

According to a post on the website, Daily Kos, a law enforcement officer entered a man's home without knocking or announcing himself. The author of the post maintains that the officer gave as reasoning a No Trespassing sign that the home owner had posted. According to the cop, No Trespassing signs are now common on homes in foreclosure, so he thought the man might have been illegally squatting

Jan 23 07:30

Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change 'Is Not A Hoax'

The lone no vote was from Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

IF THE US SENATE SAYS SO - IT MUST BE TRUE

The Global Warming Scam - Discussions

Jan 23 06:05

Read The Letter That The LAPD Arrested Two Concerned Black Mothers For "DARING" To Deliver

Meet Sha Dixon with 'Black Lives Matter L.A.,' who was arrested at LAPD Headquarters last week while trying to deliver a letter to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. LibertyFight.com is proud to present our exclusive interview with Ms. Dixon, along with a copy of the letter she was trying to deliver.

Jan 23 01:35

Stairway to Tyranny

If a government can expand their power over the governed with such as The Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act, Department of Homeland Security, ,Federal Emergency Management Agency…there’s Dr. Kissinger’s aphrodisia—the Psychopathic Power Rush (PPR).

Heroin, power, cocaine, methamphetamine…“hard” drugs demand ever-increasing doses to keep the rush satisfying. Regarding the PPR, all questions lead to: How brutally can government tyrannize, how far can they push before sufficient numbers of the governed realize whose interests government actually serves? The governed are, at the very best, unsecured creditors, last in line. Banks, that’s whose interests are not only at the front of the line, banks own the line. Very little trickles past banks to serve interests behind theirs because government works for those who have a monopoly on creating “money” from nothing.

Jan 22 23:02

Americans at Risk: Obama Is Destroying America’s Ability to Win World War III

In our post-Vietnam era, America vowed to never under appreciate the sacrifices that the men and women in uniform make whose service keeps us safe. However, the nation’s undying gratitude seems to be evaporating. Since Obama has become President, the military has suffered through several years of staggering cuts in funding and tens of thousands of military personnel have been shown the door. Many of these cuts are being visited upon military personnel who were near retirement. After 13 years of being embroiled in war, many soldiers feel that that military has been set adrift and lost all direction and purpose. Upon further examination, it is clear that Obama’s mission with regard to our military is to dismantle and destroy its fighting effectiveness, bit by bit.

Jan 22 18:04

Disneyland says unvaccinated kids not welcome amid measles outbreak

Disneyland is urging the parents of children who are not vaccinated against measles to stay away from the theme park because of the risk from California’s outbreak of the disease.

Park officials issued the warning on Wednesday after state health officials said newborns, who cannot be vaccinated because they are under six months of age, should be kept away from the resort.

The recommendations fuelled a backlash against an anti-vaccination movement facing blame for the outbreak, which has infected at least 70 people in recent weeks, most in California.

Jan 22 17:52

"Government Is Waging A Perpetual War Against Human Nature... They Can Never Win"

Government has NEVER accepted the economy or free markets. They assume they have the ability and the right to manipulate society. They have failed each and every time. They cannot just recognize the natural order of things driven by human nature (character). They constantly work against the business cycle and attempt to change what cannot be changed. Therein, they are engaging in a perpetual war they can never win.

Jan 22 17:16

Hedge funds gave Mugabe $100M for genocide, got platinum mines in return

Zimbabwe's dictator Robert Mugabe unleashed a storm of brutal, genocidal violence after losing the 2008 elections -- and now we know that it was funded by western hedge-funds and banks, led by Och-Ziff Capital Management, the largest publicly traded fund, with assistance from Blackrock, GLG Partners, and Credit Suisse, who raised $100M for Mugabe's weapons and torture-chambers in exchange for a sweetheart deal on the country's platinum mines.

Jan 22 16:30

Citations, vehicle impoundment cases tied to Uber concluded

The Nevada Transportation Authority on Thursday wrapped up the adjudication of 24 citations and vehicle impoundment cases connected to the illegal operation of the Uber ride-sharing app.

At the authority board’s monthly meeting, the three members unanimously approved in one vote the findings of hearing officers that reviewed each case.

The 24 cases involving Uber drivers and their vehicles was nearly half of the month’s cases involving unlicensed drivers offering motor transport in violation of state statutes.

Uber officials, who directed operations in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City between Oct. 23 and Nov. 26, believe the company should not be subject to transportation regulations because it considers itself a technology company that arranges rides through a smartphone app and are not the transporters.

Regulators think otherwise.

Jan 22 16:16

Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison; Read his Speech Here

Justin King
Activist Post

Persecuted journalist Barrett Brown plans to use his opportunity to address the court at his sentencing to continue to defend his colleagues that are also being persecuted. The government extorted a guilty plea from him by threatening 105 years in prison: he’s currently facing around eight. All indications are that he signed a non-cooperating plea deal in which he admits only his role.

As Barrett Brown joins the ranks of America’s other political prisoners, the American people need to review his words and ask themselves if this is actually the government they want. Do they want to live in a society where journalists are targeted by federal agents simply because they revealed the truth? A society where the government exercises so much control over the corporate media, that the fifth estate remains silent, while one of their own is carted off to prison?

There isn’t much that can be added to Brown’s statement...

Jan 22 15:57

The Dire State of Our Nation (What You Won’t Hear from the Politicians) By John W. Whitehead

snip: Americans can no longer rely on the courts to mete out justice. The courts were established to intervene and protect the people against the government and its agents when they overstep their bounds. Yet the courts increasingly march in lockstep with the police state, while concerned themselves primarily with advancing the government’s agenda, no matter how unjust or illegal.

Americans have no protection against police abuse. It is no longer unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later. What is increasingly common, however, is the news that the officers involved in these incidents get off with little more than a slap on the hands.

If there is any absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. This is true, whether you’re talking about taxpayers being forced to fund high-priced weaponry that will be used against us, endless wars that do little for our safety or our freedoms, or bloated government agencies such as the National Security Agency with its secret budgets, covert agendas and clandestine activities. Rubbing salt in the wound, even monetary awards in lawsuits against government officials who are found guilty of wrongdoing are paid by the taxpayer.

Americans are powerless in the face of militarized police. In early America, government agents were not permitted to enter one’s home without permission or in a deceitful manner. And citizens could resist arrest when a police officer tried to restrain them without proper justification or a warrant. Daring to dispute a warrant with a police official today who is armed with high-tech military weapons would be nothing short of suicidal. Moreover, as police forces across the country continue to be transformed into extensions of the military, Americans are finding their once-peaceful communities transformed into military outposts, complete with tanks, weaponry, and other equipment designed for the battlefield.

Jan 22 14:55

The Intimidation of Greek Voters - Punishment and Regressive Social Engineering by the EU

Here we go again. There is talk of Greece exiting the euro, and the German government has tried to say that it would be no big deal for Europe, then apparently walked back from that position. At the same time, the German government appears to be trying to influence the Greek election scheduled for January 25 by saying that if the left party Syriza wins, a Greek exit will follow. Syriza, led by the popular and charismatic Alexis Tsipras, is not threatening to leave the euro but promises to renegotiate Greece’s unsustainable debt. Syriza also calls for reversing Greece’s devastating austerity policies, imposed by the European authorities, which have brought the country 6 years of depression and more than 25 percent unemployment.

Jan 22 14:38

EU foreign ministers discuss attacks on democratic rights, provocations against Russia

The deliberately engendered atmosphere of fear and hysteria is being used to implement anti-democratic measures increasing the repressive powers of the state. The foreign ministers discussed greater sharing of passenger flight data within the EU, the re-introduction of border checks, and proposals to withdraw passports and identity cards from EU citizens considered “public threats.”

Jan 22 14:06

When is Your Wealth Not Your Wealth?

Thanks to a loyal reader, Lloyd, the full interview with Harry Markopolos that started a whole new leg on my journey is presented below. Please listen BEFORE reading this article in order to fully understand the depth of lies and alleged theft that are being perpetuated against YOU and ME as you are reading. It is mind blowing.

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Harry Markopolos is the man who tried to alert the SEC to the fraud being committed by Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot, but was shunned by SEC investigators, many of whom actually gave their resumes to Bernie while they were supposed to be investigating him!

Jan 22 13:58

Baseless Accusations of Russian Troops in Ukraine by Stephen Lendman

snip: In his State of the Union address, Obama accused Russia of "aggression" in Ukraine.

Earlier he said it's "provable" that "Russian combat forces and tanks" moved into Ukraine. "(W)ith Russian weapons and Russian tanks."

"(T)hese are the facts. They are provable. They're not subject to dispute." No proof whatever was presented. Not earlier. Not now. Now exists.

No Russian combat troops operate in Ukraine. Nor is Moscow supplying Donbas freedom fighters with weapons.

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Jan 22 13:54

Texas Cops Jail Woman For ‘Walking Without A License’

A woman in Hamlin, Texas is fighting charges of driving without a license and expired registration after she was arrested and jailed by cops while WALKING home with groceries.

Jan 22 13:53

Israeli State Terror the Root Cause of Palestinian Blowback by Stephen Lendman

snip: Lone wolf Palestinian retaliatory attacks followed Operation Protective Edge. Israeli state terror.

Cold, calculated, premeditated aggression. Murdering over 2,200 Palestinians. Injuring another 11,000.

Many maimed for life. Thousands of Gazan children survivors traumatized. Many lost both parents.

Dozens of Palestinian families were slaughtered entirely. Around 80% of Gazan casualties were noncombatant men, women, children, infants and the disabled.

Israel considers them legitimated targets. In gross violation of fundamental international law.

Palestinians are automatically called terrorists. In violent incidents involving them and Jews.

Even when Israeli security forces initiate attacks. Israel calls state terrorism self-defense. Legitimate Palestinian resistance is called terrorism.

Jan 22 13:49

America's Abysmal State by Stephen Lendman

snip: Democracy is a convenient illusion. Money-controlled duopoly power runs things. Popular interests go begging.

Wars on humanity continue. Expect more of the same ahead. Obama's claim about "respect(ing) human dignity" flies in the face of reality.

So is his Big Lie about "prohibit(ing) torture…" It continues on his watch. At US global black sites. Out of sight and mind.

Guantanamo the ugly tip of the iceberg. A previous article called it a symbol of America's depravity.

"…I've…ma(de) sure our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained," said Obama.

Drone killings on his watch exceed all his predecessors combined. The vast majority of victims are noncombatant civilians. Murdered in cold blood.

No "constraints" whatever exist. State terrorism is official US policy. War on humanity persists. Threatening to destroy it altogether.

Jan 22 13:46

BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program.

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Adding insult to injury!

Jan 22 13:38

We’ve Let The Clowns Come Way Too Far

In Tuesday’s State of the Union, Obama said The ‘Shadow Of Crisis Has Passed’, and the one and the only thing I thought was: ‘Good, so now we can tackle the crisis itself?!’. If speeches like the SOTU Tuesday night, and the reactions to it, make anything clear, it’s that the PR guys won the fight against critical thinking. Sure, there are people for whom that shadow has passed, but a president is supposed to be there for all Americans, not just for those who finance his campaigns and those of his successors.

Jan 22 13:37

How Obama's Hacking Laws Could Make You a Criminal

Computer-security researchers fear President Barack Obama’s proposed changes to federal hacking laws could put them out of business, could make computers less secure overall, and could put some of them — and maybe even you — in prison.

"Under the new proposal, sharing your HBO GO password with a friend would be a felony," Nate Cardozo, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, told an audience of researchers and IT pros Saturday (Jan. 17) at ShmooCon 2015, a security conference held annually in Washington, D.C.

Obama showcased the proposals in his State of the Union address Wednesday night (Jan. 20). The changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), first implemented in 1984, might make many commonplace security-research practices — and media reporting on those practices — federal crimes. Even sharing passwords for online accounts would potentially be punishable.

Jan 22 13:34

The Hidden Threat To Free Speech in Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama proposed new laws to protect Americans and “especially our kids” from hackers during his State of the Union address. Swaddled in that almost tender-sounding language, though, was a plan that would strengthen the government’s ability to go after journalists like Barrett Brown.

In fact, the new cybersecurity legislation would further criminalize the kind of activity for which Brown is due to be sentenced in Dallas federal court on Jan. 22. Judge Sam A. Lindsay will decide whether to let Brown, 33, off with time served for the more than two years he’s already spent behind bars, or imprison him for a maximum of eight-and-a-half years. Brown struck a deal to plead guilty to, among other charges, a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) felony.

Jan 22 13:15

Annual AIPAC bribe-fest will be going on while Netanyahu is in town to chastise the Congress.

The 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference will begin Sunday, March 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and New York Avenue in Washington, DC. The conference will end on Tuesday, March 3 following your lobbying appointments (around 3:00 p.m.)

Jan 22 13:01

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Congress Must Pass Obama’s Cyber Bill

Even though the new Obama cybersecurity bill (itself mostly a copy of the failed CISPA bill) centers on civilian Internet infrastructure and giving the government easier access to individual Americans’ personal data, the Pentagon is finding ways to make it all about them.

Jan 22 12:57

Anti-Semitic Israeli 'Ex-Jew' Has UK Performance Cancelled

Gilan Atzmon's Nottingham performance cancelled after residents report openly anti-Semitic statements to local council.

Jan 22 12:52

Asset Ownership and Our System of Deepening Debt-Serfdom

Debt-serfs who make the difficult and risky transition to small-scale business owners find they have simply moved to another class of serfdom.

The core dynamic of debt-serfdom is that debt-serfs must borrow money to buy essentials while the wealthy borrow to invest in productive assets.

This is not merely a random result of free-market capitalism; it is the structure of cartel-capitalism in which highly profitable goods and services must be paid for with highly profitable debt.

Jan 22 12:42

New Facebook feature flags fake news

You've seen them in your feed: false reports of celebrity deaths, conspiracy theories presented as real news, promises of free iPads if you share a link, quotes attributed to the Pope that he never said.

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Note the inclusion of "conspiracy theories". Facebook is providing a button where anyone can flag a story as a hoax to get it banned. This gives the "megaphonies" the ability to silence any and all criticisms of Israel, with no recourse by the original poster.

We need a new censorship-free social media platform!

Jan 22 12:38

Freedom of Speech? Boston Mayor Bans Bad Mouthing of Olympics, as Facebook Will Filter Out “Fake News”

If you’re a Boston city employee, there’s now an official decree: don’t badmouth the Olympics.

Documents obtained by the Globe through a public records request to City Hall show Mayor Martin J. Walsh has signed a formal agreement with the United States Olympic Committee that bans city employees from criticizing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

The “joinder agreement” forbids the city of Boston and its employees from making any written or oral statements that “reflect unfavorably upon, denigrate or disparage, or are detrimental to the reputation” of the International Olympic Committee, the USOC, or the Olympic Games.

So supporting the Olympics is now a matter of national security. How cute.

Jan 22 12:35

European Commission's Clever Ruse To Introduce Corporate Sovereignty Regardless Of Ratification Votes In EU

Because of the complicated nature of power-sharing in the European Union, some international agreements require the approval of both the European Parliament and of every Member State -- so-called "mixed agreements." It is generally accepted that both the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) and TAFTA/TTIP are mixed agreements, and will therefore require a double ratification: by the full European Parliament, and all the EU governments. Indeed, the European Commission has frequently cited this fact to bolster its assertion that both CETA and TAFTA/TTIP are being negotiated democratically, since the European public -- through their representatives -- will have their say in these final votes.

Jan 22 12:34

European Commission's Clever Ruse To Introduce Corporate Sovereignty Regardless Of Ratification Votes In EU

Because of the complicated nature of power-sharing in the European Union, some international agreements require the approval of both the European Parliament and of every Member State -- so-called "mixed agreements." It is generally accepted that both the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) and TAFTA/TTIP are mixed agreements, and will therefore require a double ratification: by the full European Parliament, and all the EU governments. Indeed, the European Commission has frequently cited this fact to bolster its assertion that both CETA and TAFTA/TTIP are being negotiated democratically, since the European public -- through their representatives -- will have their say in these final votes.

Jan 22 11:31

New GOP Chairman Suppresses Full CIA Torture Report

The new Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman sent a letter to the White House and several federal agencies last week demanding the return of every copy of the Committee’s entire classified CIA torture report. The new chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, also intends to return the notorious Panetta Review to the CIA. Critical of the agency’s false statements regarding the reliability of information obtained through torture, the Panetta Review’s release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has been blocked by the CIA.

Jan 22 11:07

CHARLIE’S DOUBLE STANDARDS … #JeAiDoublesStandards

Charlie Hebdo Fired ‘Anti-Semitic’ Cartoonist For Ridiculing Judaism In 2009

Jan 22 10:24

Shadow banking now poses top risk to US stability, warns IMF

Non-financial lending has reached $15 trillion since the crisis and is outside the control of authorities warns the Fund's deputy chief

WEBMASTER ADDITION: What this means is that people are starting to do business without going through the privately-owned central banks, and the bankers are worried they may lose their monopoly.

Jan 22 09:56

A Billionaire Lectures Serfs in Davos – Claims “America’s Lifestyle Expectations are Far Too High”

If you listened closely this morning, you could hear humanity vomit as JP Morgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, began to speak at Davos. In what amounted to some of the most egotistical and delusional statements heard at a conference filled with egotistical and delusional participants, Mr. Dimon didn’t disappoint. Here are a couple highlights courtesy of Twitter:

Jan 22 09:42

Adam Koessler: Dad finally allowed to see dying daughter as he faces jail for giving her cannabis oil

A father stopped from seeing his dying daughter because he gave her cannabis oil to ease her suffering has finally been allowed to spend time with his little girl.

Adam Koessler was arrested and charged earlier this month after giving his two-year-old daughter Rumer a medicinal form of the drug as she battles late-stage cancer.

Australian Adam claims that Rumer, who has a Stage 4 neuroblastoma, showed remarkable improvements after she was given the oil, but authorities say he has broken drugs laws and his bail conditions forbid him from being alone with his daughter.

Jan 22 09:21

Washington state threatens to seize baby unless entire family gets flu shot

State authorities and medical authorities often team up to intimidate individuals and families into giving up their personal liberty, forcing them to bow to their authority.

News just came in that the Washington Department of Social and Health Services is intimidating a foster family to subject their entire family to mandated flu shots. Foster parent Jamie Smith of Tacoma, Washington, is being threatened by authorities. The authorities are using a foster child currently under Jamie's care as a weapon against her. The state says Jamie will lose custody of her two-week-old infant if she doesn't subject the child and her entire family to flu shots. The family has until February to comply, or they will lose their infant, who was born on Christmas.

Jan 22 08:37

OAKLAND POLICE PROVIDE PROOF THAT LICENSE PLATE READERS ARE CREATING A DATABASE OF AMERICANS

Since May 2013, EFF and the ACLU have been engaged in a legal battle with two Los Angeles law enforcement agencies who are refusing to hand over a week’s worth of ALPR data. San Diego County, another jurisdiction, has fought efforts by citizens to obtain access to data that law enforcement has collected on them using ALPRs. Both claim that the records are exempted under the California Public Records Act because they are records of law enforcement investigations. The agencies also argue the public interest in maintaining secrecy in ALPR data outweighs the public interest in learning how and where ALPR systems are being used.

Jan 22 08:35

Corporations Use Spies To Undermine Nonprofits

Jan 22 08:30

Parking violation turns into police assault caught on video – lawsuit

A Nebraska family filed suit Monday against dozens of police officers alleging that they turned a parking violation into a rough arrest and violating the family’s constitutional rights by breaking into a nearby home and confiscating video of the incident.

Jan 22 08:22

EUROPOL 'TO BE GIVEN NEW INTERNET WATCHDOG POWERS

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The EU is planning to give Europe’s police intelligence agency, Europol, new powers to become a European internet watchdog and censor, according to a secret policy document. The measures also include controls to have internet content removed as a key part of a Europe-wide response to terrorism after the Paris attacks two weeks ago.

Jan 22 07:41

'US govt trying to pursue those who show courage’ - Former CIA officer

Ray McGovern, former CIA officer, who gave Sam Adams award to Edward Snowden back in 2013, tells how this example influences whistleblowers in US

Jan 22 07:02

‘Selma’ 4-minute music video: Glory, when the war is won

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Selma (my review here) artistically documents activists’ strategic work to realize basic human rights already legally guaranteed under the US Constitution.

Selma’s music video of John Legend’s lyrics (below) with Common’s performance powerfully communicates the ideals, work, and promise from yesterday and today.

Today, among ~100 crucial areas of public importance, activists have irrefutably objective and independently verifiable facts that easily explain, document, and prove US history of:

Unlawful Wars of Aggression based on easily-provable lies (here, here, here, here),
Bankster-looting economics (here, here, here, here, here),
Lying sacks of spin corporate media that “cover” the crimes, including the US government’s assassination of Martin King as proved in the King Family civil trial.

Jan 22 06:11

Journalist Educated to Lie and Betray - Confession and Book

, "Bought Journalists", reveals his insight as working in Europe in the journalism industry. He asserts that he has been bribed by western influences like the CIA to promote their propaganda.

Jan 22 06:07

The next industrial revolution

3D printing

Jan 21 23:10

After Charlie Hebdo attack, France announces draconian antiterror law

After a cabinet meeting yesterday morning at the Elysée presidential palace, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a draconian new antiterror law.

Jan 21 16:33

Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 10x the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

Since Obama’s time in office, those prosecuted include Thomas Drake and Shamai Leibowitz in 2010, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, and Donal Sachtleben in 2013, and Stephen Kim in 2014. The cases of Jeffrey Sterling and Edward Snowden are currently pending.

In addition to increasing the number of journalists indicted, Obama has also increased the price each one is forced to pay.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), due to press freedom concerns, “sentencing in media leak cases has historically been relatively light,” with only 24 months of jail time for the three whistleblowers prosecuted from 1973 to 2005.

However, ACLU noted that Obama has “secured 526 months of prison time for national security leakers,” with the majority given to Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years.

Jan 21 16:30

Failed MPAA / Xunlei Anti-Piracy Deal is Shocking

After signing an anti-piracy deal with Xunlei last year the MPAA is already suing the Chinese file-sharing giant. What went wrong is unclear but documents obtained by TorrentFreak reveal the toughest and most shocking set of anti-piracy demands to be found anywhere on the planet.

Jan 21 16:24

"If You Question Authority, You Are Mentally Ill", Report Finds

The psychopathologizing of anti-authoritarian behavior is yet another step on what looks like an increasingly slippery slope and it strikes us as especially harmful. The American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM for short) defined a new mental illness, the so-called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. As TheMindUnleashed.org informs us, the definition of this new mental illness essentially amounts to declaring any non-conformity and questioning of authority as a form of insanity. In short, as Natural News put it: According to US psychiatrists, only the sheeple are sane.

Jan 21 15:45

Gray State. The Rise By David Crowley

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The film David Crowley was working on when he and his family were "suicided."

Jan 21 15:30

Free speech for Western apologists only

Glenn Greenwald became famous for publishing the case of Edward Snowden in The Guardian. We re-produce his recent article on the western instrumental misuse of free speech as it is courageously putting the finder in the wound. The text appeared in The Intercept, a media project co-founded by Greenwald.

France Arrests a Comedian For His Facebook Comments, Showing the Sham of the West’s “Free Speech” Celebration

Jan 21 14:45

Justice Dept. working to clear Darren Wilson of civil rights charges: report

The Justice Department will likely not bring any civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer involved in the death of a black teenager, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Jan 21 14:05

Perverting Justice: GOP Plans to ‘Return’ Torture Documents to CIA (for shredding)

It wasn’t enough that the CIA were caught hacking into the computers of Senator Diane Feinstein’s Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigative team- a crime which CIA head John Brennan was forced to ‘apologize’ for (with no punishment, of course). Now the new Republican (GOP) Senate will be asking that all federal agencies to return important torture documents to them.

Jan 21 14:01

Central bank prophet fears QE warfare pushing world financial system out of control

The economic prophet who foresaw the Lehman crisis with uncanny accuracy is even more worried about the world’s financial system going into 2015.

Jan 21 13:55

Deaths Of “Gray State” Director And Family Under Investigation

Police have released limited details regarding the deaths of filmmaker David Crowley, his wife Komel, and their 5-year-old daughter, but have acknowledged that the deaths are being treated as “suspicious” while an investigation is underway.

Jan 21 12:00

My Brush with French (and World) “Press Freedom”

Later in the month, I had the opportunity to take my first river cruise in Europe, on the Saone and Rhone Rivers in the south of France. I took my laptop with me to avail myself of the WiFi service that was available on the cruise boat.

I was still a bit excited about our success with the video and eager, should the opportunity arise, to share it with anyone I thought might be interested. The WiFi worked quite well generally, but when I attempted to view “Falling to Pieces for Israel,” I was greeted with this message: “This video is not available in your country.” At no time when I was in France was I able to see it.

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Read further down about how Kindle deletes books you have bought if the local government bans them. Good reason to go back to paper and ink books if you want to protect yourself from censorship!

Jan 21 12:00

Obama Invites Illegal Alien to Be Guest of Honor at SOTU

Ana Zamora, who came to the United States illegally, is among the 22 people selected to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union address.

Jan 21 11:40

Here's What Concerns Experts About Obama's State of the Union Cybersecurity Goals

Central to the problems with the recommended updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) are vague terms that could easily be interpreted to prosecute innocents, no matter how weak their links to actual criminal activity. Anyone who "intentionally exceeds authorized access to a protected computer, and thereby obtains information from such computer" could be charged. That sounds acceptable on first inspection, but the definition of "exceeds authorized access" includes using a computer with proper authorization "to obtain or alter information" the relevant party is not entitled to look at, "or for a purpose that the accesser knows is not authorized by the computer owner".

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Or for that matter any of the Edward Snowden documents published in the European media.

Jan 21 11:38

Former Facebook president kicks in $250K to gun control campaign

Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker ponied up $250,000 for the Bloomberg-backed gun control push on expanded background checks in Nevada.

Jan 21 11:14

The Pseudo-Courage of Chris Kyle

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, the ghost-written memoir for which Kyle claims primary authorship, offers convincing testimony that Kyle not only failed to display genuine courage in Iraq, but was incapable of recognizing it when it was exhibited by desperate patriots seeking to evict the armed foreigners who had invaded and occupied their country.

The insurgents who fought the American invasion (and the few “allied” troops representing governments that had been bribed or brow-beaten into collaborating in that crime) were sub-human “savages” and “cowards,” according to Kyle.

“Savage, despicable evil,” writes Kyle. “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq…. People ask me all the time, `How many people have you killed?’... The number is not important to me. I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, but because I believe the world is a better place without savages out there taking American lives.”

Jan 21 10:58

BEX ALERT - Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine - President Poroshenko

Russia has 9,000 soldiers and 500 tanks, heavy artillery and armoured personnel carriers in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has said.

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"See? See? Here's the proof!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 21 10:47

How the middle class has fragmented under Obama

When President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address in 2009, 53% of Americans considered themselves middle class. Six years later, just 44% of Americans define themselves that way.

Jan 21 10:41

SOTU ’15: Politicians Still Win When America Loses

Despite President Obama’s claim he fights for the middle class in last night’s State of the Union speech, it’s important to note the average politician is not remotely similar to the typical American in terms of wealth and economic security.

Jan 21 10:03

Michael Moore is Right

The invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with patriotism or heroism

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"American Sniper" is obvious pro-war propaganda. Are the reports of box office success part of the lie?

Jan 21 09:59

‘They beat me’: Refugees face police abuse in France

A report by Human Rights Watch has outlined the violence and brutality of French police towards migrants camped out in the northern port town of Calais. There are over two thousand refugees in the city hoping to cross the channel to Britain.

Jan 21 09:34

Israeli forces launch major detention campaign in Nablus camps

Israeli forces launched a major detention campaign in the northern West Bank refugee camps of Balata and Askar in Nablus district overnight, Palestinian security sources said.

More than 15 young men were seized after forces ransacked many houses.

Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that more than 20 Israeli military jeeps stormed Balata and Askar refugee camps near Nablus at midnight and broke into dozens of houses.

Locals said most of the houses belonged to Fatah supporters. Among those whose houses which were ransacked are Fayiz Arafat, Nasser al-Khatib Abu Aziz, Ahmad Naji Abu Hamada, Muhammad Abu Dari, Abu Mahyub abu Leil, Muhammad Abu Zaabal, Hatim abu Riziq, Talal abu Thira, Abu Hazim Kharma, Atallah Hashash, Bashir Hashash, Hasan Sharaya, Abu Nasim Arayshi and Mahir Ayyad.

Jan 21 09:27

The GOVERNMENT Intends to CONFISCATE EVERYTHING YOU OWN!

When a small group of people subvert the laws that make everyone equal and place themselves above the law, it is only a matter of time before freedom becomes forced servitude.

The actions by the U.S. government are giving the tell tale signs of complete destruction of liberty and the institution of what can only be called slavery of the masses.

Those at the top are engaged in the transformation of the nation into a feudal society where a few are very rich and the rest are subjected to poverty and earning a meager existence at best.

Jan 21 09:13

Campus cops load up on military weapons like semiautomatic rifles, Humvees

Under the same program that has been criticized as “militarizing” local law enforcement, campus police departments have ramped up their armed presence, with Florida State University getting a Humvee and other university officers carrying semi-automatic rifles.

Nearly all police at universities are now armed, with weapons ranging from handguns to pepper spray. About two-thirds of public and private campuses employed armed officials during the 2011-2012 school year, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report released Tuesday.

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Kent State is now included in all campuses!

Jan 21 09:08

Nick Turse, A Shadow War in 150 Countries

From the point of view of the U.S. military and the national security state, the period from September 12, 2001, to late last night could be summed up in a single word: more. What Washington funded with your tax dollars was a bacchanalia of expansion intended, as is endlessly reiterated, to keep America “safe.” But here’s the odd thing: as the structure of what’s always called “security” is built out ever further into our world and our lives, that world only seems to become less secure. Odder yet, that “more” is rarely a focus of media coverage, though its reality is glaringly obvious. The details may get coverage but the larger reality -- the thing being created in Washington -- seems of remarkably little interest.

Jan 21 08:57

ARMS TO AL-QAEDA: U.S. Generals Admit Washington Has Backed Islamic Militants in Syria

If you believe all of the pre-packaged government and corporate media propaganda, then you might think that ISIS is just another evil, grassroots Salafist militant movement, one with no connections at all to foreign intelligence agencies like the CIA, Britain’s MI6, Turkish (NATO) intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Israeli intelligence, or Pakistan’s ISI.

Well, you might just be wrong…

Jan 21 08:53

Is Barack Obama Actually Trying To Help ISIS Take Over Syria?

That headline sounds crazy, right? It must be untrue, right? Well, read on, because you might be absolutely shocked by what you learn. As you will read about below, the Obama administration has used al-Qaeda fighters and other radical Islamic groups in the past to topple governments. And without a doubt, Barack Obama is absolutely determined to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. In fact, he came dangerously close to taking us to war with Syria earlier in his presidency before backing down in the face of overwhelming public pressure. But what Obama wants to do in Syria has not changed, and he is using the same playbook that he used in Libya and elsewhere to get it done.

Jan 21 08:42

Boehner invites Israeli PM Netanyahu to address Congress

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday he’s invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress in February.

“In this time of challenge, I am asking the prime minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life,” Mr. Boehner said. “Americans and Israelis have always stood together in shared cause and common ideals, and now we must rise to the moment again.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last time Netanyahu spoke to Congress, members of AIPAC videotaped the assembly, and anyone not standing and cheering at everything Netanyahu said were cut off from future AIPAC support.

Jan 21 08:29

All hail free speech – except when it’s against Israel

None of this was spelled out by the veteran correspondent, who deleted his twitter account shortly afterwards and according to this source does not appear to be willing to elaborate beyond his immediate resignation, but a string of tweets between him and a well known israeli propagandist show Clancy’s obvious impatience with what he clearly sees as crass israeli attempts to use PR to derail Palestinian efforts at self-determination. The fact that it comes immediately after his tweet about Hebdo remains a mystery.

Jan 21 08:27

Financial Repression Is Financial Authoritarianism

Financial repression is a term used to describe measures sometimes used by governments to boost their coffers and/or reduce debt. These measures include the deliberate attempt to hold down interest rates to below inflation, representing a tax on savers and a transfer of benefits from lenders to borrowers. Financial repression is also used to describe measures to facilitate a domestic market for government debt and the imposition of capital controls. The combined effect of all these measures means funds are channeled to the government that would otherwise flow elsewhere.

Jan 21 08:11

Israel’s very own history of eugenics

In the 1950s, waves of new immigrants swept into Israel. To the dismay of the country’s Ashkenazi leaders (those originating from Europe and the US), the great majority were from Arab countries. Levi Eshkol, a later prime minister, expressed a common sentiment when he called them “human rubbish”. Israel, deprived of “good-quality” Jews, was being forced to bring to its shores Arab Jews, seen as just as primitive and dirty as the Palestinians whom Israel had recently succeeded in ethnically cleansing.

Jan 21 07:58

Russia To Collapse Dollar, White House Prepares For Civil Unrest

Is the Pentagon preparing for civil unrest in the United States?

With the Russian Ruble about to collapse Russia and China are pushing for a collapse of the U.S. dollar. It’s a race between the superpowers to see which currency will collapse first.

Experts have said that the U.S. and Europe cannot survive for much longer, and with Russia’s economic surplus, its looking likely that the Ruble will out-live the dollar.

Jan 21 07:50

FDA Attacks Man for Selling Supplement that has Healed Tens of Thousands – Facing 37 Years in Prison

For almost 5 years, the FDA has been attacking Daniel Smith of Spokane Washington for selling a mineral supplement that purifies water and has been used in places like Africa by the Red Cross to prevent Malaria. The product is called MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution), and the active ingredient is sodium chlorite, a common mineral that is even used in some municipalities in the U.S. to purify water instead of chlorine.

Daniel Smith will face a trial in less than 30 days, the culmination of close to 5 years of legal battles, that could result in him spending 37 years in prison if convicted.

Why?

Because the FDA has not approved his product for health claims.

Has the product killed anyone? No.

Do FDA approved products kill anyone? Yes.

According to statistics published by medical authorities themselves, FDA prescription drugs are one of the top causes of death in the United States, and probably the #1 cause of death among Americans today.

Jan 21 07:43

20 Crucial Tips for Not Getting Screwed by the Legal System

Jan 20 22:52

UK to launch enhanced “anti-terror measures” and domestic use of troops

The former head of Britain’s intelligence agency MI5, Lord Evans, has added his voice to demands for a clampdown on the Internet and e-communications in the wake of the terror assaults on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris and a Jewish supermarket, in which 17 people were killed.

Jan 20 20:14

Police officer attacks, repeatedly punches unarmed concert goer

South Carolina police officer Tyrone Pugh is now suspended from duty for brutally assaulting an unarmed man on the ground outside of a concert. Witnesses claim the officer grabbed the victim, threw him to the ground and then began repeatedly punching the man, who was ultimately never arrested or charged with a crime.

Jan 20 18:36

Michael Rivero - January 19, 2015 - Escalating War in UkraineThreat to World Peace?

Jan 20 16:56

Restore Glass-Steagall Bill introduced ... H.R.38

Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio)

Jan 20 16:55

The Obama State of Confusion Message by Doc Vega

Have State of The union Messages ever been that meaningful and significant in the past, or were they just boring monologues by sitting presidents?

Jan 20 16:31

Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them

Ultra-Orthodox young men curse and spit at Christian clergymen in the streets of Jerusalem's Old City as a matter of routine. In most cases the clergymen ignore the attacks, but sometimes they strike back. Jerusalem Magistrate's Court quashed the indictment against an Armenian priesthood student who had punched the man who spat at him.

Jan 20 16:15

Sky to block pornography by default to protect children

Broadband provider Sky will block adult content by default, unless users opt out, it has revealed.

The decision was announced in a blog post and will be phased in over coming weeks.

In 2013 Prime Minister David Cameron put pressure on internet service provider [ISPs] to make online filtering mandatory, saying it was the best way to protect children.

His request caused controversy among politicians and the internet industry.

Since then most of the UK's ISPs have offered filtering software for parents concerned about what their children may be able to access online but few have offered this by default, opting instead to allow parents or other customers to turn the filters on if they want them.

Jan 20 16:07

You’ll Never Guess Who’s Trying to Hack Your iPhone

The FBI wants to search through your electronic life. You may think it’s a given that the government is in the business of collecting everyone’s personal data — Big Brother run amok in defiance of the Constitution. But under the limits of the Fourth Amendment, nothing it finds can be used to prosecute its targets. Now the FBI is taking steps to carry out broad searches and data collection under the color of authority, making all of us more vulnerable to “fishing expeditions.”

Jan 20 16:02

Now that DailyPaul.com Is Closing, Time to come clean: I was Banned in '09, & A Brief Discussion of Squirrely So-Called Libertarian Censorship

The owner of the DailyPaul did a great job in creating a popular message forum for libertarians and Ron Paul supporters. Now that he's decided to pull the plug and close his site, I wish everyone there well. In 2009, I was banned this supposed libertarian site for posting a subject about Zionism when even Jewish owned sites left my critique up. I hope the owner doesn't take any this personally as I don't know him from Adam and have never communicated with you. This is simply a rant about the internet and libertarians/ freedom-lovers in 2015, and the subject of freedom of public discourse- and I think it's important to discuss.

Jan 20 15:56

What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry

This, then, is what David Cameron is proposing:

* All Britons' communications must be easy for criminals, voyeurs and foreign spies to intercept

* Any firms within reach of the UK government must be banned from producing secure software

* All major code repositories, such as Github and Sourceforge, must be blocked

* Search engines must not answer queries about web-pages that carry secure software

* Virtually all academic security work in the UK must cease -- security research must only take place in proprietary research environments where there is no onus to publish one's findings, such as industry R&D and the security services

* All packets in and out of the country, and within the country, must be subject to Chinese-style deep-packet inspection and any packets that appear to originate from secure software must be dropped

* Existing walled gardens (like Ios and games consoles) must be ordered to ban their users from installing secure software

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