POLITICS/ELECTIONS/CORRUPTION

Sep 10 10:06

Putin, not Ukraine, is Vexing America

It is not about Russian aggression.

It is about Putin being an independent world leader who is not bowing down to American imperial dictate.

Forget about alleged Russian aggression and land grabbing in Ukraine – the real problem for the United States is Vladimir Putin. To be more precise, the real problem is a strong, independent Russia under the leadership of President Putin, a Russia that stands up for its national rights, respect for international norms and which is not prepared to simply roll over to placate American hegemonic selfish interests...

Sep 10 10:04

Overthrowing Other People’s Governments: The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes”

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.

Sep 10 10:02

The 9/11 Triple Cross

Three major thesis are in competition concerning the culprit of the 9/11 attacks:

1. Islam Job: the official conclusion of the 9/11 Commission, blaming Muslim terrorists in general, and Osama bin Laden in particular;
2. Inside Job: the dominant thesis within the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, which accuses the American government, or a faction within the American Deep State;
3. Mossad Job: the rising alternative thesis within the community of truth seekers, which claim that the masterminds were a Zionist network close to the Israeli Likud.
There are variations on each thesis and middle grounds between them, but three camps can clearly be distinguished: Acknowledging this reality, by renouncing the bipolar vision of an information warfare between official liars and 9/11 truthers, and paying attention to the debate (or absence of the debate) between Inside-jobbers and Mossad-jobbers, is the first step toward a paradigm shift in “9/11ology”.

Sep 10 09:40

Nuclear Conspiracies And Pacific Radiation

Richard Wilcox, PhD
Activist Post

According to a reliable source here in Tokyo, many people on the SNS (“Social Network System,” Facebook etc.) in Japan are talking about the rash of dengue fever cases whose supposed origin is in the famous "Yoyogi Park." ...

While speculation about controversial topics in the SNS sphere should be taken with a large grain of salt, there is a theory that the government has used the dengue scare to shut down Yoyogi Park in order to block what was supposed to be a “huge” September 27, anti-nuclear protest. Before you laugh and shout “conspiracy theory” (although you might be right in this case) read on....

Sep 10 08:29

Ridden Hard and Put Away Dead.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Israel's attack on the USA, in conjunction with compromised and corrupt intelligence services. It was a true day of infamy and all of the terrible changes that have made life such a labor and a burden, instead of a joy, have come out of this event. In fact, the event was designed for this very purpose. For some reason, they haven't managed to create their desired police state, or their dream module, an American gulag similar to what they did in Russia when they killed tens of millions of Russian Christians. Then...typical of their relentless disinfo campaign upon those they consider lower life forms, they turned that truth around and into a loathsome charade about saving the poor Russian Jew. Until people wake up they are going to be the perpetual victims of this professional victim industry. I choose not to live in ignorance. I choose to accept the responsibility of knowing, when it is possible to know.

Sep 10 08:26

As Israel Assaulted Gaza, Its Supporters Pushed for Assaulting Iran

So, one would think that Israel’s supporters and lobby in the United States and elsewhere would be very busy trying to "justify" Israel’s possible war crimes and even genocide in Gaza, and present a more positive image of Israel after the carnage in Gaza. But, that was not the case. Israel’s supporters continued to push for more military war against, as usual, Iran, as well as sanctions – a harsh form of economic warfare – the casualties of which, as sanctions against Iraq in the 1990s demonstrated, can far exceed those of military wars. Consider the following.

"It is time to bomb Iran’s nuclear capabilities. It is time for the United States; if we are not going to stop Iran’s nukes, then let Israel do it. A friend will not put another friend in this kind of jeopardy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let Israel fight (and pay for) their own wars!

Sep 10 07:59

Does Obama Plan To Announce Bombing Of Syria On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 draws closer so does the possibility that the United States and NATO will finally be able to realize their dream of direct airstrikes against the secular government of Bashar Al-Assad’s Syria.

After years of propaganda alleging Assad’s “brutality against his own people” and a recent volley of “ISIS is under the bed”-style hype, complete with beheadings, forced starvations, and other savagery, the American people remain utterly befuddled regarding the true nature of events taking place inside Syria, Iraq, and virtually every other country in the world, including their own. As a result, the buildup to a Western bombing campaign against Syria, while rejected by the general public only a year ago, will now likely move full steam ahead with the tacit support of the population.

Sep 10 07:56

Why aren’t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?

Systemic racism and colonialism extend far beyond (and in fact do not require) any conscious, willful intent to be racist or a colonizer (although they often do); rather, they simply need to produce outcomes that reinforce an entrenched historical pattern in which people of color and/or the colonized are disproportionately marginalized or harmed.

As such, these systemic injustices can be produced through any number of actions that are nominally colorblind and/or contain only unrecognized biases. Furthermore, because systemic racism is primarily a trait of a social system, rather than of individuals, it can actually be perpetuated by people of color, including Chancellor Wise and others on the University of Illinois’ board of trustees. In fact, systemic racism often benefits from and seeks out the inclusion of “multicultural diversity” because it helps to deflect attention and blame from ongoing racist outcomes.

Sep 10 07:25

NATO intends to prohibit Russia’s and China’s Development

The glitzy NATO summit in Newport has not publicly announced major decisions but it is likely that they were taken in secret. To prevent Russia and China - but also India - from continuing their development, NATO can count on Terrorism from the Islamic Emirate which it pretends to condemn and fight.

Moreover, contrary to its name, NATO is not an alliance of equals, but a subjugation of partner armies by the United States and the United Kingdom. Indeed, all member armies of this supposed "alliance" are under the command of a single US officer who is also commander of American forces in Europe-while the secret service of NATO, the "Gladio", under the joint authority of Washington and London, ensures that the anti-imperialists never come to power in the other Member States [2]. To do this, NATO has not skimped on political killings, nor even coups (in France [3], Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey).

Sep 10 07:21

Will Obama Ignore Congress And Announce Syria Strikes Tonight?

President Barack Obama is set to ignore Congress once again by launching military strikes inside Syria without consulting lawmakers, a move that threatens to enflame the entire region given that the Assad government has repeatedly insisted it will consider any military activity inside Syrian territory as an act of war.

“President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have spoken with the president in recent days,” reports the Washington Post.

Sep 10 07:08

Senate Advances Effort to Overturn Citizens United

In what advocates are calling a boon for "true democracy," the U.S. Senate on Monday voted to advance a constitutional amendment to overturn two recent Supreme Court decisions that have "opened the floodgates" to unlimited election spending from corporations and wealthy individuals.

Sep 10 06:27

Issa Letter: DOJ Tried To Coordinate IRS Scandal Response With Democrats

A press official at the Department of Justice attempted to coordinate the leak of documents concerning the IRS targeting scandal with Democratic staffers, but accidentally called the wrong office, according to House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.

The official, which both Breitbart News and The Hill identified as Brian Fallon, called Oversight Friday afternoon.

The staffer who picked up the phone answered “Oversight Press,” according to Issa’s letter, which was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday.

Thinking he had reached the office of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic ranking member of the oversight committee, Fallon said that the DOJ’s Office of Legislative Affairs would not okay the release of the documents, but that he was eager to do so anyway “before the Majority” – Issa’s office – could do so.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/09/issa-letter-doj-tried-to-coordinate-...

Sep 10 05:59

Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Federal Reserve’s Bizarre New Rules. Destabilizing Economic Impacts Across America

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral. assets (HQLA). That means banks that are the largest holders of munis are liable to start dumping them in favor of the Treasuries and corporate bonds that do satisfy the requirement

Sep 10 04:52

Pro-Israel Activists Aim To Block Boycott Movement With Legislation

The most powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization, AIPAC, is working on drafting legislation that would aim to counter the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, two sources familiar with the situation told BuzzFeed News.

The legislation, which has not yet been introduced and has been in the process of being drafted for months, would aim to prevent U.S. companies from participating in the campaign without infringing on Americans’ First Amendment rights to political speech. It would also try to make the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership being negotiated between the U.S. and E.U. conditional on whether the E.U. takes action to stop BDS.

Sep 10 04:18

Citizen poll watchers expose need for scrutiny of elections

Counting votes behind closed doors, letting uncertified voters vote, stacking wards with majority party poll workers — questionable activities at Burlington, Vt., polling places reveal a need for greater scrutiny of elections, two citizen poll watchers say.

On Aug. 26, Wendy and Jim Robert spent the day at Burlington’s Ward 7 voter precinct to get a closer look at how elections work in the Queen City.

As voting rolled on, the Burlington residents became disturbed by what they saw — and in one case, what they weren’t allowed to see.

“Jim was told he had to leave at 7 p.m. and that no one could stay that was not an official poll worker. Everyone who was not a poll worker was escorted out of the building and the doors were then closed,” Wendy Robert told Vermont Watchdog.

Sep 10 04:11

Salaita speaks publicly for the first time since firing (for his pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel tweets)

In recent statements, Chancellor Wise and the Board of Trustees said that the University Administration found the tone of my tweets “uncivil” and raised questions about my ability to inhabit the University environment. This is a perilous standard that risks eviscerating the principle of academic freedom. My comments were not made in a classroom or on campus; they were made through my personal Twitter account. The University’s policing and judgment of those messages places any faculty member at risk of termination if University administrators deem the tone or content of his or her speech “uncivil” without regard to the forum or medium in which the speech is made. This is a highly subjective and sprawling standard that can be used to attack faculty who espouse unpopular or unconventional ideas.

Even more troubling are the documented revelations that the decision to terminate me is a result of pressure from wealthy donors – individuals who expressly dislike my political views. As the Center for Constitutional Rights and other groups have been tracking, this is part of a nationwide, concerted effort by wealthy and well-organized groups to attack pro-Palestinian students and faculty and silence their speech.

Sep 10 03:27

Media Attacks Directed against the Critics of Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Agriculture

Europeans seek GMO-related horror stories to justify our beliefs or “phobias,” according to Shahane. He argues that no other story does the job as well as the tale of poor Indians driven to suicide by the “evil Monsanto corporation.” Our irrational fear of GMOs is given added impetus by the scaremongering, anti-capitalist, anti-science stance of Vandana Shiva.
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Europeans do not need to listen to Vandana Shiva to be aware that GMOs constitute a systemic health risk to entire populations. We do not need shock-horror tales of mass suicide to fuel genuine concerns.

Shahane’s article lacks credibility on many levels, one of which is foolishly resorting to the claim that Europeans exhibit a phobia over GMOs. He might like to acquaint himself with what Europe’s approach to GMOs is based on: the precautionary principle. This implies there is a good chance that GMOs may pose widespread harm to the entire population if released for public consumption [1]. There is enough evidence to suggest that this could be the case [2,3,4]. As the risk is systemic, adequate testing should thus be carried out before GMOs are sanctioned.

Sep 09 19:21

BRICS keep supporting Russia in bid to rebalance world power

While Western nations beef up economic sanctions and Nato discusses what stance to take toward Russia, the BRICS are maintaining tacit support for Moscow despite the Ukraine crisis.

This is not entirely unexpected. Yet, it suggests that the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping’s commitment to the reform of the international system is to be taken seriously. And the Ukraine crisis has provided the group with a powerful opportunity to voice its shared opposition to Western powers’ self-assigned role as the custodians of the international community.

Sep 09 18:37

The Three Amigos Ride to Scotland

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg. Just typing the names is depressing. As part of their long matured and carefully prepared campaign plan (founded 9 September 2014) they are coming together to Scotland tomorrow to campaign. In a brilliant twist, they will all come on the same day but not appear together. This will prevent the public from noticing that they all represent precisely the same interests.

Nobody in Scotland feels the slightest warmth towards these people, except for those paid hacks whose income depends upon their feeling such warmth (and there are too many of those, but still only a few hundred). One thing I can guarantee is that this rush of “superstars” will not meet my challenge of seeing 300 Better Together supporters in the same place.

Sep 09 18:28

Facebook Bans Gun Owners, Allows Kitten Torture Video

So basically, Facebook has no problem with users sharing a video of a kitten meowing in agony while in flames, but sharing an image of a Remington 700 mounted on a Harris bipod could get them banned. This hypocrisy is a microcosm of gun control; despite what anti-gun advocates suggest, gun control is not meant to stop violence but rather it’s meant to restrict rights.

Sep 09 16:29

BORDER BREAKDOWN: Hundreds Tested For Tuberculosis in Massachusetts (Illegals were dumped here)

More than 30 Lynn Community Health Center employees and 800 patients are being tested to determine if they were exposed to tuberculosis after center doctors confirmed a case.

Sep 09 16:16

Ron Paul to Jesse Ventura on nonviolent drug offenders: “Pardon ‘em all” (VIDEO)

Welcoming an “old friend” back to his show last week, former professional wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura held a lengthy discussion with ex-congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, touching on issues as diverse as America’s supposedly looming hyperinflation, President Obama’s executive overreach, calling off the war on drugs and shutting down the CIA.

Sep 09 16:04

New Police “Compliance Weapon” Blinds Targets

A firm that provides non-lethal equipment to law enforcement is set to release a new “compliance weapon” that temporarily blinds targets for up to 15 minutes, amidst a national conversation about the militarization of police in the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Sep 09 15:35

9/11 Anniversary Action Lineup sponsored by AE911Truth.org

Come to New York on Sept 11th!
• Make a Difference on the Street
• NYC Premiere: "The Anatomy of a Great Deception"
• AE911Truth Symposium: "9/11 Awakening Goes Mainstream"
• 89’ Wide Corner Video Billboard to Rock Times Square Area

This 9/11 anniversary is the thirteenth. We intend to make it the most effective effort yet. Our lineup of activities and speakers is incredible.

But it needs you there. Can you get to New York to help us? Check out the full NYC schedule for dates, times, times, and locations.

Sep 09 15:25

Starting today: Massive Times Square Billboard to Show Video of WTC 7 Destruction During 9/11 Anniversary

Starting today (September 9, 2014) through October 5, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is sponsoring a massive billboard in the heart of Times Square that will show video of 7 World Trade Center’s destruction to millions of viewers and refer them to the campaign website, ReThink911.org.

Towering above the intersection of West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, the two-sided 90 ft. x 45 ft. billboard will display the 15-second ad once every two minutes for four weeks, reaching an estimated 105,000 adults each day, and approximately 3 million during the four-week campaign.

The goal of the ReThink911 campaign is to spark public dialogue around the little-known destruction of WTC 7, which polls in recent years have found nearly half of all Americans and one-third of all New Yorkers do not even know occurred.

Sep 09 15:18

Grand Jury to Probe Georgia Raid That Injured Baby With Flashbang

A grand jury will soon determine if deputies involved in a raid that injured a toddler could face criminal charges. The police threw a flash bang grenade while serving a no-knock warrant in middle of the night

Sep 09 15:04

Police using military gear in riots could be forced to repay millions in grants

US police forces that use military equipment earmarked for counter-terrorism to handle public order disturbances instead could be forced to repay millions of dollars in grants, under a review revealed during the first congressional hearings into this summer’s riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

Sep 09 15:00

TSA Protects the Public from a Paperweight

On top of toddlers’ diapers, women’s brassieres, and the wheelchair-bound elderly, the TSA is focused on foiling a new terror threat: paperweights.

Sep 09 14:39

Breitbart News says IRS targeted company for audit

The company that runs the conservative Breitbart.com news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated.

Sep 09 14:26

New Princeton Study Concludes America is NOT a Democracy

Princeton University conducted a recent study on the past 20 years of legislation. What they concluded should alarm both Liberals and Conservatives. What they found is that the government of the United States has been replaced. It is not a Democracy as many are calling it. It is not even a Republic as it was founded by the Constitution. We are not a government for the people, nor are we by the people.

Sep 09 14:23

Video: Why America needs a major war in Europe

If you don't see the English subtitles, turn them on once the video has started playing by clicking on the rectangular CC box to the left of the little gearwheel icon in the bottom right of the youtube video.

Sep 09 12:57

Cheney Seeks to Steer Party to Pro-Military Candidate

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is re-emerging as a critic of White House foreign policy and, Republicans say, signaling interest in steering the party toward a 2016 presidential nominee who identifies with a pro-military posture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Dick...

Sep 09 10:30

U.S. Army urges preparations to occupy NYC, other “megacities”

A U.S. Army report warns that American troops need to be prepared to enter New York City and other global “megacities” in order to prevent civil unrest, political uprisings and protect key infrastructure and natural resources in the national interest.

Sep 09 09:07

Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines

A New Scientist article 29 June 2010 by Jim Giles states:-

We still do not know what causes autism.“

Desperate measures: The lure of an autism cure

That is not correct. Here we set out four ways autistic conditions are caused and confirmed by statements from the current President of pharmaceutical giant Merck’s Vaccines Division, by US Government agencies, by the US Federal Court and in formally published academic journal papers.

If you read nothing else we strongly recommend you read this PDF Download – Text of May 5th 2008 email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News]. In it the US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] state to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson

We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.” [Text added 10 April 2011]

Sep 09 09:05

10 Signs That ISIS is a Scripted Psyop

Scripted Oddities Portray ISIS As "James Bond" of Terrorism

Bernie Suarez
Activist Post

Has the ISIS psyop calmed down a bit? Before it dies out let's examine some incredible ironies and oddities surrounding CIA's ISIS. After all, the ISIS psyop deserves a thorough analysis from every angle, so I thought it appropriate to outline for the sake of humanity. Hopefully, humanity can use the ISIS psyop as a tool for the final or further awakening. It may be wishful thinking, but it is worth exposing every crack and corner of this psyop and let government know that we are not going for it this time...

Sep 09 09:04

Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics

This is the data the drug industry do not want you to see. Here 2 centuries of UK, USA and Australian official death statistics show conclusively and scientifically modern medicine is not responsible for and played little part in substantially improved life expectancy and survival from disease in western economies.

Sep 09 08:58

Emails reveal US Government has known all along that vaccines can cause harm including autism - PDF

Sep 09 08:25

Vaccine fraud? What about psychiatric fraud? Staggering.

In the wake of CDC whistleblower William Thompson’s confession that he buried a vaccine-autism connection, some people reacted with shock—as if this was the first case of rank fraud that had ever taken place within the hallowed halls of medical research.

How about a whole branch of modern medicine that is a fraud from top to bottom?

Let us turn the page to Psychiatry.

And the lying liars who lie about it.

Most Americans don’t have a clue about the way psychiatry actually works or its pose of being a science.

Sep 09 06:56

Investigation Reveals Surprising Way Foreign Governments Buy Influence In D.C

An investigation by The New York Times has found that several prominent Washington, D.C. think tanks have regularly taken donations from foreign entities in exchange for using their influence over U.S. policy decisions. The damning report, published in the Sept. 6 edition of the newspaper, revealed that some of the institutions involved have accepted multi-million dollar donations from foreign governments seeking access to inside corridors of the federal government, including Congress, executive branch agencies, and even the White House. In return, the think tanks pushed agendas favored by the donor nations and hosted public events in Washington that featured speakers from contributing countries.

Sep 09 06:43

Ron Paul: Imperial presidency, abuse of presidential powers have grown since Nixon

In his weekly column, Dr. Ron Paul blasted the Obama and George W. Bush administrations for taking the ‘imperial presidency’ ? which was supposed to end after President Richard Nixon resigned ? far further than the disgraced politician ever did.

The former Republican congressman from Texas took the two most recent presidential administrations to task for abusing their power, and compared them to the actions Nixon took that forced him out of office before Congress impeached him. Paul, a three-time presidential candidate, focused his 'Nixon Vindicated' op-ed on the use of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), spying and the warfare state.

Sep 09 06:41

Former Army General Lambasts Oil Industry for 'Hijacking' Democracy

After a BP executive lambasted “opportunistic” environmentalists and journalistic “sensationalism” from a podium in front of hundreds of environmental journalists in a New Orleans ballroom Wednesday evening, Russel Honore could not hide his disgust. Taking the podium some time after, Honore, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General, had harsh words for the oil and gas industry. In the four years that has passed since the BP oil spill, Honore has run out of patience with energy companies that he says have “hijacked” his state.

“They have hijacked our damn democracy. They lobby, they write the laws.”

Sep 09 06:27

‘Rent A Vet’ Scheme Center Of VA Contractor Fraud Scandal

The Department of Justice recently announced another ‘rent-a-vet’ scheme was at the center of a VA contractor fraud that swindled set aside contracts intended for disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The anti-veteran scheme involved fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.

Using the ‘rent-a-vet’ model pioneered by previous major contractors, Ram Hingorani pled guilty to the fraud scheme. Approximately $23.5 million in contracts were improperly awarded to Hingorani’s shell company, Midwest Contracting, Inc. (MCI), instead of other legitimate Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

Sep 09 05:34

Dozens of Indiana residents arrested for harvesting ginseng plants too early

INDIANA — A number of Hoosiers are facing charges and potential jail-time for merely possessing ginseng plants without government permission.

According to media reports, a total of 25 residents were caught up in a government crackdown to ensure compliance with the state’s onerous regulations on the natural plant, desired for its roots.

Indiana dictates every aspect of ginseng cultivation, including the issuance of a state license to “deal” ginseng; prescribing the dates of permissible harvesting; specifying the required plant characteristics before harvesting; controlling where and how it can be grown; controlling when and how it can be harvested; and controlling when, where and how it can be sold.

“It is ILLEGAL to buy, sell, or possess any ginseng out of season without written authorization from the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Law Enforcement,” states an official brochure from the Indiana DNR.

Sep 08 22:55

Iraq's parliament approves new government

Iraq's parliament has officially named Haider al-Abbadi as the country's new prime minister and approved most of his proposed Cabinet, as the country battles to take back territory lost to the Islamic State group. Legislators on Monday approved all of the candidates proposed for Iraq's new government, with the exception of two posts, namely the defence and interior ministers. Al-Abbadi requested an additional week to name them.

Sep 08 22:15

‘Ebola-infected ISIS terrorist’ sneaking across Lake Erie from Canada to Cleveland – and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – without being challenged once

‘On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary our man, dressed as an ISIS terrorist was able to cross Lake Eris, walk off a boat into Cleveland, Ohio – and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,’ guerrilla documentarian James O’Keefe narrates.

Sep 08 21:45

Israeli diplomat arrested in Argentina

An Israeli diplomat, who served as the deputy ambassador, was forcefully arrested by police officers in front of his wife and children. It was only after the speedy intervention of Israel's honorary consul in Cordoba and the district's governor that the diplomat was freed and further drama averted.

Sep 08 20:48

School Labels Chapstick ‘Over-The-Counter Drug,’ Demands Students Bring Doctor’s Note

The student, 11-year-old Grace Karaffa, says she was denied Chapstick shortly before her lips began bleeding during school last week. -- "I was told I couldn’t use it,” Karaffa told The News Virginian. “Then later that day they (lips) started to bleed so I asked for Chapstick again and I was told that it was against the school policy for elementary kids to have Chapstick.”

Sep 08 20:41

The real issues in the Salaita case: Palestine, neoliberalism, and the corporate university

Salaita is targeted because he would represent the first voice of Palestinian background on this campus who has a record of substantial and articulate advocacy on this issue. He could have set a precedent and by his presence and voice begun to change the atmosphere on a campus that, other than Francis Boyle (International Law), has lacked a bold and persuasive advocate for Palestinian justice among its faculty, and has lacked scholars who forthrightly address Zionist colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and racism in their work. Salaita represents the return of the repressed and a harbinger of genuine openness, and on this basis he has been further and slanderously repressed.

Sep 08 20:28

Three-sentence letter to the ‘NYT’ (about Israel's carnage in Gaza) results in Yale chaplain’s resignation

We’ve covered the backlash against a Yale chaplain for his letter to the New York Times saying that Israel’s “carnage” in Gaza and its footdragging on the peace process were a factor in growing anti-Semitism in Europe. Well, that three-sentence letter to the Times has now produced the resignation of the chaplain, Father Bruce Shipman, from the Episcopal Church at Yale.

It happened three days ago. The statement from the Episcopal Church at Yale refers to “dynamics” between Shipman and his board of governors:

Sep 08 19:26

Please Scotland, Blow Up The EU

You know they’re desperate when they play the royal card and announce a new baby on the way. Britain, and especially Downing Street 10, got a huge scare last week when a poll showed the Scottish independence movement is now favorite to win the September 18 referendum. It’s not entirely clear, but I don’t think Cameron and his crew would be able to stay on if Scotland secedes from the UK.

So who would do the negotiations for what remains united under the Queen? That’s the first bit of confusion and mayhem I very much hope will turn into an absolute mess that will break the EU and the eurozone as they presently exist. Simply because something needs to be the catalyst that makes it happen.

Sep 08 16:57

Here’s What Obama Can Tell Illegal Immigrants: Adios

Chuck Todd made Barack Obama squirm on “Meet the Press” Sunday, asking the president what he’d say to illegal aliens facing deportation as a result of his decision to delay amnesty. How about “Hasta la vista”?

Sep 08 15:59

BLS: Unemployed More Likely to Go Shopping on Average Day Than Look for Job

On the average day, an unemployed American is more likely to be shopping—for things other than groceries and gas—than to be looking for a new job, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sep 08 14:29

This Is a "Pivotal Moment" for the Movement to Remove Big Money From Politics

The Senate will wrangle this week over whether to amend the Constitution to allow citizens and their representatives to organize elections where votes matter more than dollars.

The amendment that is being considered is aconsequential, if relatively constrained, proposal, which focuses on core money in political concerns but which does not go as far as many Americans would like when it comes to establishing that money is not speech, corporations are not people and elections should not be up for sale to the highest bidder.

Sep 08 13:53

No Global Warming For 215 Months

The numbers are in and the verdict is that there has been no global warming for 17 years and 11 months, according to satellite data.

Sep 08 13:44

Three Cop Watchers Get Arrested for Videotaping Arlington, Texas Police

Three people on a “cop watch” were arrested while videotaping a traffic stop by an Arlington police officer late Saturday night. -- The people are part of organizations Texas Cop Block and the Tarrant County Peaceful Streets Project, whose members tape police in a effort to hold them accountable for their actions.

Sep 08 12:44

Control The Food, Control The People

With a mere ten companies controlling the worlds food supplies it should give a person pause regarding, not only what we are actually eating, but what makes up what we put into our bodies. When we think of food, our minds automatically revert to nutritional items that sustain our lives and keep us healthy. Some of you may think of vegetables or grains or a well marinated steak.

Sep 08 12:29

Update: Congressman’s Office In Possession of 100,000 CDC Whistleblower Documents?

Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a “very large number” of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

According to Congressman Posey’s spokesman, George Cecala, “I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time.” Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman’s staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.

Sep 08 10:57

Arms firms implicated in illegal US drone strikes ‘bought influence’ at NATO summit

Arms firms that provide core military components for drones deployed by the US to conduct covert strikes in violation of international law allegedly bought access to NATO’s summit in Wales last week, a British human rights charity says.

The defense companies concerned doled out up to £300,000 to ‘exhibit’ their military wares at the conference in Newport. Among the firms present were General Dynamics, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and MBDA, according to a British government press release.

Sep 08 10:18

Pentagon Funds New Data-Mining Tools to Track and Kill Activists

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is funding a multimillion dollar university research program to develop new data mining and analysis tools for the US military intelligence community to track political radicalism among British Muslims and other activist groups around the world.

Leading intelligence experts including former National Security Agency (NSA) official Thomas Drake – the whistleblower who inspired Edward Snowden – confirm that the tools are designed to enhance the intelligence community’s capabilities to identify potential terrorism suspects that could face a range of sanctions, from surveillance to no-fly injunctions to, at worst, being targeted for extrajudicial assassination via the CIA’s "kill lists."

Sep 08 06:34

US Throws up Roadblocks for Those Wishing to Leave

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

The word is out. People are leaving the US in droves.

The latest FBI NICS list of American citizens who have expatriated shows a spike in individuals who have renounced their US citizenship.

The list, published quarterly, provides a grand total of 2,193 such renunciants since the end of last year. 2013 resulted in a total of 2,999 renunciants, which constituted a 221% increase over those who left in 2012. And we are just half way through 2014.

The NICS list, however, appears to be incomplete. For starters, NICS only lists renunciants, not relinquishers. And yes, there is a difference. Renouncing requires swearing an oath in front of an official of the US government and now has a $2,350 fee attached to it, a recent increase of 422%. Relinquishing does not require the involvement of a US government official but instead involves making one of a number of acts which result in forfeiting one’s US citizenship...

Sep 08 06:27

Police intelligence targets cash

During the rush to improve homeland security a decade ago, an invitation went out from Congress to a newly retired California highway patrolman named Joe David. A lawmaker asked him to brief the Senate on how highway police could keep “our communities safe from terrorists and drug dealers.”

David had developed an uncanny talent for finding cocaine and cash in cars and trucks, beginning along the remote highways of the Mojave Desert. His reputation had spread among police officers after he started a training firm in 1989 to teach his homegrown stop-and-seizure techniques. He called it Desert Snow.

Sep 08 06:12

Bank clients of Middle Eastern descent want answers on closed accounts

From Washington state to Florida, surprising letters from banks have turned up in the mailboxes of at least a dozen people..

The message in each case: Your bank account is being closed. What frustrates the recipients is not only that they are all of Middle Eastern descent — leading them to suspect discrimination — but that the banks refused to provide the reason for kicking them out.

"We never understood what's going on," said AbdulHyee Waqas, who had his Bellevue, Wash., nonprofit group's account closed. "We had been a good customer. It was very disheartening."

Last summer, a Minneapolis dentist went so far as to write detailed explanations of all his transactions, hoping that TCF Bank would let him reopen the joint account with his wife and his personal account. The response: Sorry, we're not interested in your business.

Sep 08 05:52

Israel rejects New Zealand's proposed ambassador

Israeli regime has refused to accept Zealand’s ambassador-designate Jonathan Curr because of his contacts with Palestinians, officials say.

New Zealand officials said on Monday that Tel Aviv had refused to accept their latest appointment to the post. Sources say Curr was scheduled to travel to Israel within the coming days to present his official documents.

Senior Israeli authorities have announced that they would not accept any ambassador who was also a representative to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Israeli Foreign Ministry sources have said that unless Curr will remove his "dual credentials," he will not be allowed to act as an ambassador to Israel.

Sep 08 04:23

Man Arrested For Filming Militarized Police Raid

An Oregon man was arrested for filming a militarized police raid in his neighborhood after cops accused him of “interfering” with their operation by recording the incident on an iPad from across the street.

Sep 08 04:08

Community rallies for changes in schools, police force

Sparked by the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a local group in Binghamton is calling for changes in the community and the police force.

Sep 08 04:00

State’s first gun sales tax holiday ends on a high note

It was a booming weekend for sporting goods stores in the Magnolia State. Sunday marked the final day of the Mississippi Second Amendment sales tax holiday. -- The tax holiday included more than just guns. It also applied to ammo and archery equipment; helping consumers to get the most bang out of their buck.

Sep 07 20:28

America Can't Pay for Its Wars, Analysis Says

America can no longer afford all of its wars and military adventures abroad.

That’s the argument put forward by a nonpartisan budget analysis expressing concern over an apparent disconnect between the Defense Department, which has submitted its new budget for fiscal year 2015, and Congress, whose inability to balance a budget and agree on deficit levels has triggered automatic cuts that have slashed military spending to the bone and beyond.

Sep 07 20:18

Oakland will not host Urban Shield next year: Mayor

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has announced that Urban Shield, a trade show and training exercise for law enforcement and emergency crews, will no longer be held in the city. The four-day event, which costs $1 million and is funded by the federal government, brings about 200 law enforcement organizations to the area, mostly from city and county police agencies. Emergency crews - nurses, ambulance workers and others - also attend the event.

Sep 07 18:51

Latest IRS email loss evidence of out of control government under Obama

The latest report on Friday describing suspected lawless behavior by the United States' most powerful law enforcement agency is being characterized as an arrogant and cynical insult to the intellect of the American people and evidence of out of control government under Barack Obama.

Officials from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) -- an organization known for its sometimes questionable, ruthless pursuit of taxpayers -- told members of a House of Representatives' committee on Friday that five additional workers allegedly linked to the agency’s Tea Party and conservative targeting scandal appear to have lost emails due to computer problems.

Sep 07 18:39

British Pound Collapses To 10-Month Lows

In particular, what happens in Scotland will be particularly closely watched in Spain, which is facing a referendum on Catalan independence. Latent independence movements elsewhere, such as Belgium, could also be influenced by the outcome in Scotland. We regard the revival of local/national concerns, from Scotland to Spain and beyond, as part of continuing anti-establishment sentiment and a backlash against globalisation.

Sep 07 17:51

ACA Thanks OBAMA!

Sep 07 17:28

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Received Over $100,000 Before Pushing Comcast Merger

Comcast has been touting the wide support it has for a proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. However, one of those politicians the cable giant says is lined up on its side, Obama operative and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was a recipient of at least one hundred thousand dollars in campaign donations.

Sep 07 17:07

Obama- U.S. must fight Ebola now or face long term risk in America

This morning the President said that Ebola is a National Security issue. 3 weeks ago he said there was no risk of Ebola coming to the United States.

Sep 07 15:36

Suppression of the innocent inside Ethiopia

Graham Peebles argues that donor-country indifference to the Ethiopian regime’s human rights violations begs the question what price is too high for the illusion of stability in the Horn of Africa.

Sep 07 14:21

UK In "Full Panic Mode", Rains Brimstone, Bribes On Scotland As "Yes" To Independence Poll Crosses 50%

Of course, everyone knows that the end result of the "vote" will be arbitrated by the proverbial, if not literal Diebold, which we somehow doubt will allow such an earth-shattering outcome as Scotland being allowed to determine its fate, to take place. Because if they can, suddenly it becomes an option for the rest of Europe, a continent where as Mario Draghi has explained time and again, there is far too much political capital invested in allowing the peasants to decide their own fate.

Sep 07 14:01

Why a divorce from Scotland could be the ruin of us all: Mortgages up. Pensions down. The pound in your pocket worth 90p - and you'll even pay more for water

If Scotland votes Yes, the impact on the pound would be swift and merciless – the markets hate uncertainty. Not only does Scotland make up about eight per cent of Britain’s GDP but also the SNP’s entire case for independence relies on oil, which means that the new Scottish government will be incredibly aggressive in demanding ownership of oil rights.

Britain’s dependency on energy imports is at its highest level since 1975. With falling production of oil, gas and coal – of which 41 per cent is imported from Russia – this is already cause for concern. The immediate loss of oil revenue would hammer the UK’s already dire balance of payments deficit and lead to a plunge in the value of the pound. An instant ten per cent devaluation is likely. A full-blown sterling crisis is not infeasible.

Sep 07 10:42

Truth of the Universe. There are no religions, countries, cultures, race or any divisions. Our Universal Rights of Freedom

What is the Truth? The truth is, we have gone down the path of immorality, which is again not defined by any man made law or religion, but defined by God. We have allowed others to 'lord' over us when it is not their right to. We have allowed the brainwashing of believing those in government/churches/royalty/ etc are better and above us, thus they can make the rules for what we are allowed to do.

I had realized how we are all slaves to authority and that we have to live by laws those at the top do not. Just as we have to pay taxes and will go to jail and have our things taken away if we do not, yet Timothy Geithner our previous Treasury Secretary and lots of the big corporations and individuals in government do not pay taxes.

Why is there one law for them and another for us? Why is it this is allowed?

Sep 07 10:40

Deadly fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire undermined

Fresh clashes which erupted in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire agreement have turned deadly. A deal to end fighting between pro-Russia separatists and Ukraine government forces was signed less than two days ago.

"As far as I know, the Ukrainian side is not observing the ceasefire. We have wounded on our side at various points. We are observing the ceasefire," the deputy premier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's republic, Vladimir Antyufeyev, told the Reuters news agency.

Sep 07 10:38

Anti-marijuana group's upcoming Oregon "education tour" partly financed by federal money in the run-up to a statewide vote on pot legalization

A U.S. congressman asked the White House on Friday to investigate possible campaign finance law violations over allegations that an anti-marijuana group's upcoming Oregon "education tour" was partly financed by federal money in the run-up to a statewide vote on pot legalization.

Sep 07 09:35

The Grand Saudi Reversal

by Thierry Meyssan

While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack from the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.

Sep 07 09:16

GEORGE WILL vs VLADIMIR PUTIN

In the fake-ass worlds of Academia, Journalism, Hollywood and Politics, these pseudo-intellectual imposters are a dime-a-dozen: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Bill Moyers, Peggy Noonan, Ann Coulter, George Clooney, Charlie Rose, Charles Krauthammer, Rachel Maddow, Bob Costas, Chris Matthews, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson, Alan Greenspan, John Kerry, Prince Charles, the late William F. Buckley and so many others.

Sep 07 09:08

Warning to the World: Washington and its NATO & EU Vassals are Insane — Paul Craig Roberts

Herbert E. Meyer, a nutcase who was a special assistant to the CIA director for a period during the Reagan administration, has penned an article calling for Russian President Putin’s assassination. If we have “ to get him out of the Kremlin feet-first with a bullet hole in the back of his head, that would be okay with us.” http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/08/how_to_solve_the_putin_problem....

As the crazed Meyer illiustrates, the insanity that Washington has released upon the world knows no restraint.

Sep 07 08:35

Farmers go hungry as Russian agricultural import ban begins to bite

The tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and the EU and US is beginning to hurt farmers and the fishing industry. Russia’s ban on most agricultural imports is having knock on effects across Europe.

Sep 07 08:23

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Sep 07 08:21

They Did It! They do it AND... That's It!

What if there is no third world war? What if the trend of ever continuing exposure continues? What if the incredible buffoonery of the pigeon toed elite goes on in that Keystone Cops format and the identifiable outrages get more and more and more absurd?

Sep 07 07:51

As in Libya, So in Syria: The Folly of Interventionism

Ulson Gunnar
Activist Post

The United States has been inching its way toward intervention in Syria since hostilities began in 2011. From the beginning, the US State Department admitted that terrorist armies were waging war against Damascus; but both the US government, its allies in Europe, and prominent media organizations across the West repeatedly claimed that the conflict was not an invasion by multinational terrorist organizations, but rather a “pro-democracy uprising.” Now, years into the conflict, the US is finally at the threshold of direct military intervention, announcing that it would begin flights over Syria to gather “intelligence.”

As in Libya…

Sep 07 06:29

San Francisco Bay Area Urban Shield 2014 Police State Presentation

Urban Shield is a continuous, 48-hour Full Scale Multi-Disciplinary Homeland Security/Disaster Preparedness Exercise hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, with the support of the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and more than 200 local, state, federal, international and private sector partners.

Sep 07 00:32

Ron Paul Believes Bush Admin. Had Advance Knowledge of 9/11 Attacks

Twelve years after the horrific September 11 attacks, unanswered questions still remain. These pages contain information that is vital to a full understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding this tragedy. The families of the victims and the American people deserve better; they deserve answers, they deserve a full accounting, and that has not happened yet.

Sep 06 23:36

Nearly 30% of CA Kids Illegal or ‘Don’t Speak English’

During Thursday night’s California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state’s schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English.

Sep 06 23:21

More unemployed becoming street vendors amid weak economy

Sitting at her street vending booth with products arrayed neatly on a sequined purple tablecloth, Jackie Lloyd reflects nostalgically on the days when she had a steady salary and regular hours.

Sep 06 23:15

September Snow in Seven States over Seven Days

Looks like September snows — not even mountain snows — over the northern tier of states spreading eastward from Montana and North Dakota starting Tuesday night.

Sep 06 20:26

Why Ferguson, Boston bombing, OKC, and 9/11 are part of the same plan for domestic control

The raid against the woman and her daughter isn’t an isolated incident. It’s happening every day across the country. And it isn’t happening in a vacuum. It’s part of a long-term plan to control the population through disinformation, deception, fear, and force. In the bigger picture, this plan incorporates government-backed false flag operations like the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 “attacks,” and the Boston Marathon bombing.

These “terror” events, and numerous others like them, were designed to create a false threat that would encourage people to accept the tightening fist of the police state. The elites who really run things are constructing this police state in ways that include the militarization of police as well as the increasing use of technology for surveillance and data gathering. The media occasionally raise mild “concerns” about this but do little else.

Sep 06 18:57

SEPTEMBER 10 INTERNET SLOWDOWN -- BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

the above link goes to the page for webadmins, bloggers, etc, to get the slowdown code.

the regular Netizen's page is here.

do it now, while you sre thinking about it!

or think -- where would we be without the web...

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Oh sure; let's slow the net down the day before FOX claimed there will be an ISIS attack on America!

Sep 06 16:34

The Truth About the IRS Scandal: Was an Election Stolen? Stefan Molyneux

“They tax when you earn a dollar, they tax you when you save it, they tax you when you invest it. If you earn a dividend, they tax it again, and if you're stupid enough to die, they steal up to half.”
? Grover Norquist president of Americans for Tax Reform

Sep 06 14:59

An Islamic aberration

Jamal Kanj argues that the “Islamic State”, which is wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, is a prodigy of George W. Bush, whose invasion of Iraq created the conditions for its birth.

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