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Jan 31 08:36

Margaret Thatcher warned of paedophile scandal, secret documents reveal

New dossier shows Mrs Thatcher was briefed on Sir Peter Hayman paedophile scandal when she had been in Downing Street only a year, and officials feared the diplomat's offending went back to at least 1966

Jan 31 08:06

'Your child could be a jihadist if they've stopped eating baguettes': Bizarre French government infographic shows way to spot radical Islamists

'Your child could be a jihadist if they've stopped eating baguettes': Bizarre French government infographic shows way to spot radical Islamists
The French government has been ridiculed for producing a poster that is supposed to help identify potential jihadists - with one suggestion that giving up baguettes is a telltale sign. They claim pointers that someone is being radicalised by Islamist fanatics include alarm bells such as losing interest in sports, rejecting members of their family and changing eating habits. The poster was launched as part of a new £320million campaign to counter terrorism in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in early January, when 17 innocent people were killed over three days. But the attempt to inform the public backfired, with many ridiculing it for some of the suggestions made in the Stop Jihadism poster.

Jan 31 07:39

The Coming Biological Infowar: US Proposes DNA Database

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The US is proposing a government-backed DNA database composed of over a million volunteers' genetic material.

While this initial database is composed of volunteers, involuntary blood samples are already collected by US law enforcement agencies around the country and amassed in an existing, and ever-expanding network. Additionally, the new proposal seeks to establish "precision medicine" as a standard in medical care, implying that everyone's DNA will eventually be required by medical practitioners to administer increasingly state-run healthcare...

Jan 31 07:39

Texas legislation would allow teachers to kill students

A Texas state representative has proposed an especially worrisome piece of legislation recently, titled the Teacher’s Protection Act

Jan 31 07:22

Canada unveils new anti-terrorism bill that moves for ‘unprecedented expansion of powers’

"This radical expansion of national security powers is not sound security policy and presents a real danger to Canadians," says civil liberties advocate

Jan 31 05:02

Big Business “Regulators” and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Opening the Floodgates to Corporate Plunder

A new leak concerning the talks around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) indicates that the floodgates could be opened even further for corporate influence. The leak has been analysed by the corporate watchdogs CEO and LobbyControl and shows that corporate influence on EU and US policies might dramatically increase via the chapter on so-called ‘regulatory cooperation’.

Jan 31 04:56

Birds of a Feather: John McCain Defends Henry Kissinger

It has been said that birds of a feather flock together, and proof of that statement can be seen in the fact that terrorist sympathizer John McCain was recently forced to act as Knight in Shining Armor for famed mass murderer Henry Kissinger as the latter was attempting to give yet another speech to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Jan 30 21:58

Backlash Grows Against Bibi’s Congressional Speech

Reports over the past two days have confirmed a rising tide of anger against the ploy organized by Israel’s ambassador Ron Dermer and House Speaker John Boehner to arrange for an address by Bibi Netanyahu to Congress.

Jan 30 18:41

Pentagon: Hillary's Push For War In Libya Was Based on ''Stupid Facts''

Eric Blair
Activist Post

NATO's 2011 air-bombing assault on Libya turned the most successful country in Africa into a failed state now run by terrorists.

If the result of this so-called humanitarian intervention wasn't bad enough, it appears that our leaders lied to sell this war to the public, again.

We're learning from leaked documents and recordings, first reported by the Washington Times, that the Pentagon at the time disagreed with Hillary Clinton's justification for the Libyan war, calling them "stupid, stupid facts". Stupid facts that led to the devastation of a thriving nation...

Jan 30 16:46

The MPAA Isn't About Helping Hollywood. It's About Preserving Its Own Need To Exist.

In the past we've discussed the Shirky Principle, named after a statement by Clay Shirky that:

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."

In some ways that's a corollary to Upton Sinclair's famous quote:

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

Jan 30 16:05

Former FBI assistant director, to keep budgets high, we must ‘keep fear alive’

If you’re submitting budget proposals for a law enforcement agency, for an intelligence agency, you’re not going to submit the proposal that ‘We won the war on terror and everything’s great,’ cuz the first thing that’s gonna happen is your budget’s gonna be cut in half. You know, it’s my opposite of Jesse Jackson’s ‘Keep Hope Alive’—it’s ‘Keep Fear Alive.’ Keep it alive.

Jan 30 14:31

The death of the American dream in 22 numbers

We are the generation that gets to witness the end of the American Dream

Jan 30 12:25

Flashback 2010 - "The Jewish Role in U.S. Immigration Law Pt. 1 of 2"

Re-posted in light of the video "Endgame - Full White Genocide Documentary Preview" currently going "viral" that may be more Zionist "Black Propaganda" designed more to fuel "racial hatred" than to inform as it conspicuously does not make any mention of the Jewish role in this multicultural global agenda.

Jan 30 12:21

Flashback 2011 - "Jews will play a leading role in multicultural Europe says Jewish researcher"

Re-posted in light of the video "Endgame - Full White Genocide Documentary Preview" currently going "viral" that may be more Zionist "Black Propaganda" designed more to fuel "racial hatred" than to inform as it conspicuously does not make any mention of the Jewish role in this multicultural global agenda.

Jan 30 12:17

A PIPELINE TO PRISON: THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

The prevalence of zero-tolerance programs and schools suspending and expelling students for minor offenses, coupled with racial prejudices, are directly influencing the high incarceration rate of minors in the US. As more of our youth go directly from school to prison, the future of our young spirals quickly in a downward descent. Hope for the future can only be inspired by investing in the growth of our youth, not in their continued imprisonment.

Jan 30 10:09

Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries

The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth “solid.” But several new reports show most Americans are treading along a dangerous financial tightrope, where one slip could be devastating.

Jan 30 10:04

Mitt Romney says no to 2016 White House run

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016, he told supporters on a conference call Friday.

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” he said.

Jan 30 09:53

ISIS Mercenary Admits Getting Funds from US

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The Express Tribune, an affiliate of the New York Times, recently reported in an article titled, “Startling revelations: IS operative confesses to getting funds via US,” that another “coincidence” appears to be contributing to the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS) resilience and vast resources. A recent investigation being conducted by Pakistani security forces involving a captured ISIS fighter has revealed that he and many fighters alongside him, received funds that were routed through the US...

Jan 30 09:49

Professor fired over anti-Israel tweets sues University of Illinois

A professor who lost his job over anti-Israel tweets is suing several officials at the University of Illinois. He claims his termination violates freedom of speech and was influenced by the institution’s “donors”.

Professor Steven Salaita quit Virginia Tech University, after he was offered a position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). However, just two weeks before the start of the 2014 academic year, Salaita was informed of a job offer being rescinded over his “uncivil” tweets, posted mainly during the summer war in Gaza.

Jan 30 09:41

NYPD to Permanently Patrol Protests with Machine Guns

Carey Wedler
Activist Post

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Thursday that 350 heavily armed NYPD officers, called the “Strategic Response Group,” will soon be patrolling protests and the city at large...

Jan 30 09:11

Bibi Netanyahu and the Myth of the ‘Special Relationship’

The Boehner ploy has split the pro-Israel community down the middle, with such stalwarts as the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman denouncing it as "ill-advised" and former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk – founder of the staunchly pro-Israel Saban Center at the Brookings Institution – saying:

"Netanyahu is using the Republican Congress for a photo-op for his election campaign, and the Republicans are using Bibi for their campaign against Obama. Unfortunately, the US relationship will take the hit. It would be far wiser for us to stay out of their politics and for them to stay out of ours.”

Jan 30 08:49

Former Sex Slave Accuses Alan Dershowitz, Prince Andrew

In a federal civil suit, Virginia Roberts states she was recruited as a sex slave at age 15 by billionaire and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein; Roberts says Epstein forced her to have sex with former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and Britain’s Prince Andrew—both deny the allegations. Based on Epstein’s “black book” and his pilot’s logs, Nick Bryant reports that Dershowitz’s strenuous denials are contradicted by these records, and indicate that former president Bill Clinton shared more than a dozen flights on Epstein’s jets with a woman federal prosecutors believe procured underage girls to sexually service Epstein and his friends

Jan 30 08:40

Section 215 of the Patriot Act Expires in June. Is Congress Ready?

Nadia Kayyali
Activist Post

You may have heard that the Patriot Act is set to expire soon. That’s not quite the case. The Patriot Act was a large bill, as were the reauthorizations that followed in 2005 and 2006. Not all of it sunsets. But three provisions do expire on June 1st: Section 215, the "Lone Wolf provision," and the "roving wiretap" provision.

All of these sections are concerning, but Section 215 takes the cake. It’s the authority that the NSA, with the FBI’s help, has interpreted to allow the U.S. government to vacuum up the call records of millions of innocent people. It’s also been the focus of most of the NSA reform efforts in Congress over the last year and a half. But if there were ever a time to reform the NSA, it’s now—because a vote for reauthorization, without comprehensive reform of NSA spying, will very clearly be a vote against the Constitution...

Jan 30 08:27

Occupied By Wall Street – The Latest TARP Taxpayer Screw-Job Is Revealed

The Treasury-created market has benefited a few savvy investors, while saddling taxpayers with a loss. Three private funds, which the report didn’t name, have won almost half the shares available at auction, often netting either a profit on paper or on the resale, according to the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The Treasury, which has held 185 auctions to date, said it has raised about $3 billion on TARP investments that were originally valued at $3.8 billion, for a loss of $800 million at the auctions.

The Treasury “set up this market where investors could come in quickly and flip and profit,” said Christy Romero, TARP’s special inspector general, in an interview.

Jan 30 08:19

Netanyahu speech scandal blows up, and ‘soiled’ Dermer looks like the fall guy

With even AIPAC washing its hands of the speech, it sure looks as if Israel supporters want an exit from this fiasco. Jettisoning Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer or cancelling the speech would seem like a small price to pay in the news cycle next to a spectacle in which leading Democrats are forced to line up against Netanyahu in Washington, even as they file in and out of the AIPAC policy conference and praise Israel to the skies.

Here are the developments. First, the New York Times’ Julie Hirschfeld Davis has a report of unleashed White House fury over the invitation. The story contains the signal that Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador, will be the fall guy for the scandal:

Jan 30 08:11

EU PLAN TO INSTALL A TRACKING COMPUTER IN EVERY CAR TO TAX MILES

A Senior European politician has caused outrage by calling for computers to be fitted in all European cars as part of an EU wide road pricing system. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said the current system which is decided by national parliaments was “a burden on car drivers and an obstacle to their mobility” she told German newspaper ‘World on Sunday’.

Jan 30 08:05

POLICE UNION: YOU CAN HAVE SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS OR BE FREE OF FLASHBANG-BURNED TODDLERS, BUT NOT BOTH

A Georgia state senator has announced a bill to limit the use of no-knock warrants. These warrants have gone from the exception to the rule over the past several years, as our nation's drug warriors apparently labor under the assumption that drug dealers keep banker's hours. Of course, no-knock raids have resulted in plenty of collateral damage -- both to cops and civilians -- as the element of surprise tends to be bullet-and-flashbang heavy. It's the use of flashbang grenades that has prompted this new legislation, which unfortunately puts it into the category of "Laws Named After Victims," most of which are written badly and hastily.

Jan 30 07:55

POLICE PUSH FOR ANTI-COP COMMENTS TO BE LEGALLY CONSIDERED ‘HATE SPEECH’

The National Fraternal Order of Police is pushing for legislation to classify anti-police comments as “hate speech.” The 300,000 strong FOP says that police officers should fall under the Congressional hate crimes statute, and should thus be regarded as a protected minority. This bold move comes on the heels of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were killed in the line of duty.

Jan 30 07:55

Social Media Giants Adopt ''Mob Rule'' Tactics

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

The recent decisions by social media giants Facebook and LinkedIn to adopt user crowd-censoring strategies may be less than benevolent.

According to its recent announcement, Facebook will employ an algorithm, based ostensibly on the numbers of user-generated flags, to reduce or mitigate the distribution of stories flagged as “false.” In addition, Facebook has announced that stories flagged in this manner will contain notice that the story has been determined to contain false information...

Jan 29 23:50

The Future of Freedom: A Feature Interview with NSA Whistleblower William Binney

The NSA data-monitoring program which Binney and his team had developed — codenamed ThinThread — was being aimed not at foreign targets as intended, but at Americans (codenamed as Stellar Wind); destroying privacy here and around the world. Binney voices his call to action for the billions of individuals whose rights are currently being violated.

Jan 29 23:47

Russia in the Cross Hairs: Washington’s Threats Have Moved into the Realm of Insanity

The New Chief of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, has declared the Russian news service, RT, which broadcasts in multiple languages, to be a terrorist organization equivalent to Boko Haram and the Islamic State, and Standard and Poor’s just downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk status.

Jan 29 23:45

New Bill Would Let Cops Enter Your Home without a Warrant and Kill Your Dog

Specifically if your dog is a pit bull and you live in Mississippi. Makes sense, right? I think I saw that in the Constitution somewhere...

Jan 29 22:14

'Low-life Scum' vs. 'Great American Villian' as Citizens Arrest Targets Kissinger

‘Henry Kissinger is responsible for the deaths of millions. He’s a murderer, a liar, a crook, and a thug, and should be tried at the Hague.’

Jan 29 19:00

We Are The Generation That Gets To Witness The End Of The American Dream

The “American Dream” has been transformed into a very twisted game of musical chairs. With each passing year, more people are falling out of the middle class, and most of the rest of us are scrambling really hard to keep our own places. Something has gone horribly wrong, and yet Americans are very deeply divided when it comes to finding answers to our problems.

Jan 29 18:34

Benjamin Netanyahu: the Anti-American Obstructionist

Over the past several years, Netanyahu has gone out of his way to embarrass virtually every U.S. official, including President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. There are Israeli officials who believe that Netanyahu has gone too far this time.

Jan 29 18:30

$200 Reward: Elusive "History's Business" Episode with Larry Silverstein

Unlike other History series, "History's Business" episodes are not available to the public for purchase, nor can a complete listing of its past episodes be found on the Internet. In the interview we're searching for, Silverstein, whose Silverstein Properties owns WTC 7, was asked by the show's guest host, "What happened to 7?"

Silverstein's unforgettable reply: "Building 7 was a controlled demolition for safety reasons," according to an engineer who was watching the program that morning. Until that point, the engineer had been "perplexed as to why Building 7 had completely collapsed so quickly and so symmetrically." For that reason, Silverstein's answer is still emblazoned in his memory.

"I distinctly remember two things about the TV program," the engineer notes. "One was that it showed the new Freedom Tower design. It was the first time I'd seen it. There had been a design competition, and the winner's design was unveiled in December 2003. That's how I know the date of the show was either late 2003 or early 2004. The other part that sticks in my mind is Larry Silverstein's response to the host's question, 'What happened to 7?'"

Jan 29 18:05

The FBI’s plan to collect everyone’s DNA just got a huge boost from congress

In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the DNA of all of those people and more.

Jan 29 17:54

New anti-terror bill could put chill on freedom of speech

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said last weekend that new anti-terror legislation to be introduced on Friday will, among other things, “criminalize the promotion of terrorism.” -- Such a move, however, could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Canada and would not necessarily contribute to effectively fighting domestic extremism, according to legal experts.

Jan 29 17:48

Brace Yourselves for Another Vapid Election Cycle

So to celebrate the start of the 2016 Bilderberg selection presidential election, I think I’ll present my favorite political ad of all time. I was really hoping I wouldn’t have to post this until much later in the year, but since the the race has just begun, it’s time to mark the occasion with an appropriate video. Hopefully this will help you prepare for the wave of mindless nonsense that is sure to arrive on your televisions, and in your mailboxes in the months to come.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/brace-yourselves-for-another-vapid-elec...

Jan 29 17:44

If Rand Paul Is So Pro Sovereignty, Why Does He Want to Prioritize the Globalists’ TPP?

This is a question for those among us who still believe that America can be “saved” by voting.

If you’ve already figured out a long time ago that both sides of the aisle are thoroughly corrupt, bought out puppets for banks and megacorporations, then you don’t even have to read this article unless you just want to see further proof than Rand Paul is exactly just such a puppet.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/if-rand-paul-is-so-pro-sovereignty-why-...

Jan 29 16:57

Under mattress, in freezer: Americans hiding cash

Where to stash your cash? Some Americans are sleeping on it—literally. -- While banks are still the go-to solution for most consumers, 29 percent say they’re keeping at least some savings in cash bills and coins, according to a new survey of 1,820 adults from American Express. Of those holding cash savings, 53 percent are hiding it in a secret location

Jan 29 16:46

STOCKMAN: ‘When third bubble collapses will be day of reckoning’

"We've had two huge bubbles that collapsed already in this century," he said. "When this third bubble collapses—and surely it will—I believe that will be the day of reckoning. The credibility of all this central-bank-dominated, Wall-Street-coddling policy will be totally repudiated, and maybe then we can clean the slate and start over."

Jan 29 16:30

Birds of a Feather: John McCain Defends Henry Kissinger

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

It has been said that birds of a feather flock together, and proof of that statement can be seen in the fact that terrorist sympathizer John McCain was recently forced to act as Knight in Shining Armor for famed mass murderer Henry Kissinger as the latter was attempting to give yet another speech to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Kissinger’s arrival, as well as the beginning of his speech, was interrupted by protesters from Code Pink, who attempted to list off the crimes of Henry Kissinger but were unable to continue their presentation for the requisite number of days it would take to do so due to the fact that Capitol Hill police were called in to remove them...

Jan 29 16:18

Air Force investigate Major General 'who told officers that talking to members of Congress about A-10 attack aircraft was equivalent to TREASON'

The Air Force is probing allegations that a Major General told lower-ranking officers that talking to members of Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is equivalent to treason.

The alleged comment by Maj. Gen. James Post, a prominent leader at the prestigious Air Combat Command, has stirred concern in Congress about the Air Force muzzling officers in violation of their legal rights.

Air Force leaders have proposed retiring the A-10 fleet but Congress has refused, and some inside the Air Force have sided with Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The A-10 is a very capable aircraft, but Pentagon officers who profit from new weapons development programs want to scrap it in favor of some new whiz-bang piece of junk that is not really needed.

Jan 29 16:12

New York’s New Elite Anti-Terror Strike Force to Target Protesters

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the creation of a new “anti-terror strike force” Thursday that will admittedly be used to target protesters.

Jan 29 15:54

SAVE Act Passes in House, Comes One Step Closer to Unnecessarily Chilling Online Speech

The SAVE Act would create new federal criminal liability for Internet intermediaries who publish or host third-party advertising content that relates to commercial sexual exploitation.

Jan 29 15:52

Politicians are supporting Comcast's TWC merger with letters ghostwritten by Comcast

"When Comcast makes a promise to act, it is comforting to know that they will always follow through," Wood's letter explained. "This is the type of attitude that makes Roswell proud to be involved with such a company," the letter asserts, "our residents are happy with the services it has provided and continues to provide each day.”

Yet Wood’s letter made one key omission: Neither Wood nor anyone representing Roswell’s residents wrote his letter to the FCC. Instead, a vice president of external affairs at Comcast authored the missive word for word in Mayor Wood's voice.

Jan 29 15:49

The global significance of the 2015 Greek elections

The global significance of the election in Greece is the symbolism of popular opposition to Western-imposed austerity that results in income redistribution from the bottom 80% the population to the top 20% and the blatant disregard for national sovereignty of debtor nations by the hegemonic creditor governments that represent finance capital;

Jan 29 15:32

Senate GOP demands Obama turn over all communications with IRS

Senate Republicans asked President Obama Thursday to turn over all communications he and his aides have had with the IRS since 2010, hoping to find out whether the tax agency shared private taxpayer information with political operatives at the White House.

The request, made in a letter obtained by The Washington Times, is signed by new Finance Chairman Orrin G. Hatch and all 13 other Republicans on the committee, and is addressed specifically to Mr. Obama, saying they want to see if his employees broke the law by acquiring or sharing private information.

Jan 29 15:14

Millions to Owe Obamacare Tax Penalty

Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Obamacare tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday.

Jan 29 15:08

Trojan Hearse: Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony

Europe is stunned, and bankers aghast, that the new party of the Left, Syriza, won Sunday's parliamentary elections in Greece.

Syriza won on the promise that it will cure Greece of leprosy.

Jan 29 15:05

The Theory of “Duh”

It really can’t get more simple than this...

Jan 29 14:50

Cops Shutdown High School Kids Trying to Earn Money by Shoveling Snow

In America, “Land of Opportunity,” you are free to pursue your dreams of financial freedom, provided you have filled out the proper form and been extorted by the proper bureaucrat.

Jan 29 14:33

Lindsey Graham Explores 2016 GOP Presidential Run

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Natanyahu will be President-by-proxy of the US!

Jan 29 14:18

How Obama could take on, defeat the Zionist lobby

Alan Hart argues that US President Barack Obama can take on the Zionist lobby in Congress and win, but leaves open the question of whether Obama has the courage to do so.

Jan 29 13:13

Telecom Outrage: Obamaphone Program Plagued With Fraud: Over 13 Million Free Cell Phones Given Away In 2014

Among the free entitlements offered to lower-income individuals and those less fortunate are free cell phones subsidized by tax payments from the middle class. The program, originally designed under President Ronald Reagan and pushed into the mainstream by President George Bush, has exploded under President Obama with over 13 million phones issued to “qualified” individuals in 2014 alone. The phones are supposed to give people who would otherwise not be able to afford them a lifeline to emergency services and loved ones.

Jan 29 13:08

Republicans to open February with vote to repeal Obamacare

House Republicans will kick off February with a vote to repeal Obamacare, providing new members the chance to put their opposition on the record as the party chips away at the overhaul and devises some reforms of its own.

“We will begin the month renewing our commitment to individual freedom and opportunity,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said Thursday in a memo previewing next week’s votes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? and what about all the people whose expensive Obamacare compliant insurance policies didn't cover their hospital bills?

Jan 29 12:08

Keystone filibuster fails, pipeline poised for approval

The Keystone XL pipeline is closer than it’s ever been to approval after the Senate overcame a Democrat-led filibuster Thursday and was headed for a final passage vote later in the day — setting up an eventual showdown with President Obama, who has promised a veto.

Jan 29 11:51

John McCain: “Get out of here you low life scum”

“I’ve been a member of this committee for many years, and I have never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous and despicable as the last demonstration that just took place,” McCain said, which led to shout-backs from the protesters.

“You know, you’re going to have to shut up, or I’m going to have you arrested. If we can’t get the Capital Hill Police in here immediately… Get out of here, you low-life scum,” McCain added.

Jan 29 09:59

Big Business “Regulators” and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Opening the Floodgates to Corporate Plunder

A new leak concerning the talks around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) indicates that the floodgates could be opened even further for corporate influence. The leak has been analysed by the corporate watchdogs CEO and LobbyControl and shows that corporate influence on EU and US policies might dramatically increase via the chapter on so-called ‘regulatory cooperation’.

The leak of the EU draft negotiating proposal dated January 23rd makes unmistakably clear that the EU is seeking a very ambitious chapter that strengthens the role of business in future regulatory legislation possibly via a new institution, the Regulatory Cooperation Body (RCB). Its role would be to coordinate the process of regulatory coherence between the US and the EU and would effectively limit policy space and sideline the public and civil organisations.

Jan 29 09:44

How the ‘Rich’ get ‘Richer’

Do you really want to know how the ‘rich’ get ‘richer’?

Well, you can plow through this long list at Mother Jones, or if you prefer, I’ll sum it up for you – in one word – DECEPTION.

Jan 29 08:24

Sorry, the Police Can Still Steal Your Property

Ted Baumann
Activist Post

My father Bob has long warned Sovereign Investor Daily readers about “civil asset forfeiture” — a legal provision that permits government to act against inanimate objects suspected of involvement in criminal activity — such as houses, land or money — independently of any criminal charges against the property’s owners. They can take your belongings, whether or not you have done anything wrong.

In a reversal of the principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” it’s up to the owners of seized property to prove that it is “innocent.” If they’re unable — or can’t afford — to do so, such unlucky individuals simply lose their stuff, and police get to sell it for a profit or use it for themselves. It’s abused to such an extent that there’s a growing groundswell of demand for reform.

So it’s great news that Attorney General Eric Holder has suspended federal participation in certain forms of asset forfeiture, right? Not so fast...

Jan 29 07:54

'Reagan Day Dinner' with Senator Rand Paul Tomorrow in Dallas

Although the actor actually increased both the size and scope of government during his two terms, Reagan is often portrayed as the ideal of a 'limited government' conservative. Last year Nancy Reagan met with socialist gun-grabber and gubernatorial disaster Arnold Schwarzenegger. Reagan's son Michael Reagan proudly tweeted that he 'trusts' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Last year, Reagan boasted on Facebook "My father served on the Ford Commission that investigated the Warren Commission Report on the Kennedy Killing.." In 2008, Reagan publicly advocated the murder of anti-war activist Mark Dice on his radio show, boasting "I will pay for the bullet."

Jan 29 07:35

President of Soros Founded Economic Institute Says Global Elite In Panic Mode

It wasn't that long ago that Wall Street legend Barton Briggs told super rich to buy farms away from megacities and stock up on food and guns. Many plans have been put forward such as floating cities and armed luxury vessels that will be deployed international waters to keep the 'brigands at bay'. The average working family have surely noticed the price of food and other goods rising but the neo-aristocracy have technocrats and economic forecasters at their disposal and they know the ledge. I wonder how many degenerate French nobility escaped the guillotine? Destabilizing paranoia is rife among the rich but the Soros-backed INET must have some interesting revelations that they won't share with the rest of us.

Jan 29 07:32

Poroshenko perepryatat its Russian business to offshore

Despite the active anti-Russian rhetoric, the president of Ukraine Poroshenko continues to earn in Russia. In addition to holding the Lipetsk factory Roshen found several related Poroshenko structures that either do business in Russia, or are based in Ukraine, but make deliveries to Russia. So, as the main supplier of batteries for models of Renault, produced at the plant "AvtoVAZ", stands Dnepropetrovsk battery holding ISTA. Earlier it was reported that the company belongs to Poroshenko, Ukrainian president is still the owner of the holding.

Jan 29 07:19

Ukrainian Oligarch Fugitives Wanted by Interpol, Pay Bribes for Israeli Citizenship

They were granted citizenship despite the fact that one of them isn’t Jewish and both are wanted fugitives and suspected criminals. These matters should make them automatically ineligible for citizenship.

Jan 28 21:57

How President Obama could take on and defeat the Zionist lobby

At the time of writing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. the Zionist lobby and its stooges in Congress (I think they are best described as traitors) are on a collision course with the Obama administration.

Jan 28 18:41

They won’t silence George Galloway with half-truths

After providing days of Holocaust coverage the BBC is slammed for inviting ‘anti-Israel MP’ George Galloway to a chat show

Jan 28 17:58

Me, Myself, and I : Watch Obama Refer to Himself 118 Times in 33 Minutes

The president went on to refer to himself an astonishing 118 times in the short 33-minute speech, touching on injustices in the United States and in his own personal life.

Jan 28 17:47

Senator Rand Paul re-introduces ‘Audit the Fed’ bill

Republican Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday re-introduced a bill that would expose the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy discussions and decisions to a congressional audit.

Jan 28 17:38

Don’t Worry, the CIA Is Just a Bunch of Paper Pushers…

At least, that's what I've been told. I really shouldn't waste my time focusing on them. They're no big deal, just a bunch of paper pushers, really.

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Jan 28 17:23

Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday.

Jan 28 17:17

Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage

In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage. -- The outstanding question remains: what purview is it of government to act as people’s trash nanny?

Jan 28 16:59

New Hampshire bill proposes ban on police receiving military-grade weapons

In response to increasing police militarization in the US, legislation proposed in the New Hampshire state House would implement a ban on state and local officials obtaining or using certain military weaponry acquired from the Pentagon or other sources.

Jan 28 16:54

Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division

The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also rich in natural resources. One of the official mining sectors has collapsed amid the country’s ongoing conflict, and now both sides are benefitting from the illicit trade of gold and diamonds. Clashes over control of the many mines have also created religious tension in places where there previously had been none.

VICE News traveled to mines located in the heart of the Central African Republic to see how the battle over natural resources is playing out in one of the world’s most violent conflicts.

Jan 28 16:43

D.C. Whispers: Bill Clinton Literally Hangs Up On Obama

Rumors are circulating of an ever widening rift between the Clinton and Obama camps, most recently worsened by the president’s State of the Union address last week. Clinton operatives repeatedly asked to be allowed input into the SOTU messaging in the weeks leading up to the address. These requests were ignored – entirely, by the Obama White House. Now with dissatisfaction regarding the general tone and content of Barack Obama’s SOTU, the Clinton Machine is said to be preparing a “talk right over them” offensive, which will further minimize the importance and influence of the now fading Obama presidency as the Clintons prepare to launch their 2016 campaign in earnest later this spring.

Jan 28 16:01

YouTube staff too swamped to filter out all terror-related content

YET FOR SOME REASON IT HAS THE TIME TO BLOCK ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS every chance it gets!?

Jan 28 15:54

Poll: Large Majority of Americans Oppose Obama’s Immigration Actions

A larger number of Americans oppose President Obama’s executive actions on immigration than support it, according to a new survey. Among blue-collar workers, the opposition is even more stark.

Jan 28 15:51

Border Surge Likely Again In 2015, Data Shows

The flow of Central American migrant families across the Texas border is continuing at almost the same level as a year ago, according to newly released federal data.

Jan 28 15:44

DOJ’s Attempt To Turn 4th Amendment Into A ‘Useless Piece Of Paper’ Called Out By Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court’s recent track record on the Fourth Amendment has been inconsistent, to say the least. For every win — like the warrant requirement for cellphone searches incident to arrest (Riley v. California) — there’s been a loss — the court’s granting of permanent forgiveness for officers who predicate stops on nonexistent laws (Heien v. North Carolina), as long as the mistake is determined to be “objectively reasonable.”

Jan 28 15:31

Department of Homeland Security Relaunches “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Twitter feed, the agency has relaunched its campaign to involve citizens in tracking down and reporting terrorists.

Jan 28 15:26

US ''Fighting'' Terror Group with Fictional Leaders

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

In 2007, the New York Times revealed that long-vilified "Islamic State" leader Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi did not exist, and that the creation of this fictional character was a ruse to obfuscate the role of foreigners in the creation and perpetuation of "Al Qaeda in Iraq."

In an article titled, "Leader of Al Qaeda group in Iraq was fictional, U.S. military says," the NYT reports that:

"Brigadier General Kevin Bergner, the chief American military spokesman, said the elusive Baghdadi was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima."

The NYT would also reveal the purpose of the deception...

Jan 28 15:18

One in five U.S. children now rely on food stamps- Census data

The number of children in the United States relying on food stamps for a meal spiked to 16 million last year, according federal data, signaling a lopsided economic recovery in which lower income families are still lagging behind.

Jan 28 15:13

Report: U.S. Not Among Top Nations for Economic Freedom

The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.

Jan 28 15:00

They won’t silence Galloway with half-truths

Stuart Littlewood looks at how Britain’s Israeli stooges, notably the Jewish Chronicle and MP Mike Freer, have resorted to smears and half-truths to damn MP George Galloway and musician Gilad Atzmon.

Jan 28 14:34

Sen. Paul Introduces Legislation to Protect Fifth Amendment

Senator Rand Paul and Representative Tim Walberg reintroduced the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act (FAIR Act) today, legislation to protect the rights of property owners and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in civil forfeiture proceedings.

Jan 28 14:31

GMO Imports Causing Unapproved “Mystery GMO Plants” to Invade Ecosystems

Emerging as the world’s second largest importer of GMO crops, South Korea seems to be a big believer in feeding its citizens GMOs. Oddly enough, though, the country already has a government ban on their cultivation – likely as a means to protect its land from potential GMO dangers while still ‘benefiting’ from GMO foods.

Jan 28 14:16

Officer Spared Jail for Stealing Nude Photos of Arrested Women

A former California Highway Patrol officer who secretly sent himself and his colleagues nude photos of arrested women from their cell phones will spend three years on probation but will be spared jail time.

Jan 28 13:29

Rand Paul: I’d shoot a drone out of the sky

Sen. Rand Paul told CNN on Wednesday that if a drone flies over his house, “they better beware, because I’ve got a shotgun.”

Jan 28 13:16

Moving Money Around Won’t Make Us Richer

The left says “yes, early and often.” And the right says “only in the right circumstances.” Unsurprisingly, both left and right are completely off — stimulus is the quickest way to impoverish an economy.

Jan 28 13:07

Americans hate the federal government now more than ever

If you have to deal with the federal government — be it the seemingly innocuous Social Security Administration or the eternally-despised Treasury Department, home to the IRS — prepare to be even more annoyed than in the past.

Jan 28 12:46

NAFTA probe of Alberta's tailings ponds blocked by Canada

Canada has blocked an investigation into Alberta's tailings ponds by NAFTA's environmental watchdog.

Representatives of the Canadian government, along with Mexico and the United States, on Tuesday passed a resolution behind closed doors to stop the Commission for Environmental Cooperation from looking into whether the federal government is failing to enforce the Fisheries Act.

Two environmental groups and three private citizens had asked the commission to investigate whether tailings ponds were leaking into nearby rivers and creeks in northern Alberta.

Jan 28 12:09

Democrats who wrote Obamacare tell Supreme Court to reject lawsuit

The congressional Democrats involved in writing the Affordable Care Act told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that they intended for consumers in all states to be eligible for subsidies, and they argue that the law they drafted reflects that intention.

Opponents have challenged the Obama administration’s enforcement of the law, arguing that it only allows subsidies to be paid in states that set up their own exchanges, but not to customers in most of the country who use the federal exchange.

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Jan 28 12:02

Scramble to conclude suspicious EU-US trade deal

UK industry is in intensive care. Should we throw open the door and allow America’s big business battalions to muscle in under cover of a trade treaty?

Critics claim that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being cooked up between the EU and the United States could:

Weaken workers’ rights and put millions of jobs at risk;
Reduce environmental protection and food safety regulation;
Lead to more privatization of public services like education and our prized National Health Service (NHS); Give new powers for corporations to sue European governments, including the UK, in secret courts.

They complain that world leaders are working alongside major corporations at breakneck speed to get this deal sewn up, and refuse to give details.

An especially prickly issue is the imposition of investor-to-state dispute settlement rules (ISDS) enabling foreign investors to sue the host government.

Jan 28 11:55

American Sniper: Hollywood war porn propaganda

The film, which portrays the deadliest sniper in United States history, is a hit among the sect of Americans that tends to demonize Hollywood for being too liberal and anti-American.

But is that claim actually true? Hollywood churns out war films and pro-government propaganda at a rate Josef Goebbels would applaud.

The propaganda is so effective that anyone who criticizes the most recent glorification of the war machine is labeled an American-hating, Muslim-loving pussy.But this is not a new trend.

Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Homeland are just a few of the relatively recent films and television shows intent on building up America’s interventionist, militaristic foreign policy. Other shows and movies glorify the FBI and police.

Jan 28 11:52

American Sniper and US doom

The film American Sniper has sent the US public into raptures over the “heroic life” of its autobiographical subject Chris Kyle – who has been described as America’s “greatest warrior” soldier.

Last week, the movie premiered in cinemas to rave reviews, earning its director Clint Eastwood a box office smash-hit. Multiple Oscar awards are nominated.

Critics have quibbled about this or that aspect of the cinematography and storyline. But the prevailing impression is that Kyle – a US Marine marksman – was a tragic hero, a guy who honorably served his country during the American war in Iraq.

Lost in the discussion is the central issue, which is the criminal nature of American militarism and its destructive impact on millions of innocent people. American Sniper may express certain misgivings about US foreign wars, owing to the psychological consequences on its military personnel.

Jan 28 11:51

The Real Threat to America (Hint: It’s Not Socialism)

In a sense, we will have three major “parties” in 2016 – the Republicans, Democrats, and the Koch brothers. We’ll call the latter the Koch Brothers Party, or KBP (any resemblance to the old Soviet KGB is purely coincidental). Unlike the Republicans and Democrats, however, the KBP will not be accountable for anything that happens after the election, for any bad laws or policy disasters, for another 2008 Wall Street meltdown or whatever.

Jan 28 11:08

AMIA Argentina attack: Mystery behind public prosecutor Nisman’s death

The West’s global war on terrorism certainly kicked off in 2015 with a bang. High-profile events, charged with “unexplained and unexplainable” circumstances, began January 7 with the “Charlie Hebdo Event” in Paris.

Eleven days later, Alberto Nisman, Argentine Public Prosecutor in the case of the 1994 AMIA Jewish Mutual building terror bombing in Buenos Aires was found dead, just as he was about to make public“high-power evidence” against Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner and her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman for allegedly covering up Iran’s role in the attack.

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