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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TRANSLATION: "Yes, it's a flustercluck, but we meant well, so leave it alone!"

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.

Jan 28 09:16

Rand Paul's 'Federal Reserve Transparency Act' Mandates Audit of 'Financial Injury To Homeowners' Foreclosed in 2009-10

Sec. 3 of S. 264, Paul's 2015 'Audit the Fed' bill mandates an audit of loan files of homeowners who were foreclosed on, the 'extent of financial injury sustained by each homeowner ,' and 'remediation offered to each homeowner.'

Jan 28 09:01

Jewish sex abuse victims pressured not to assist police, secret tapes and emails reveal

Members of Australia's Orthodox Jewish community who assist police investigating alleged child sexual abuse have been pressured to stay silent, secret tape recordings and emails obtained by Fairfax Media reveal.

The details of the pressure being exerted on victims have emerged as the Royal Commission into child sex abuse prepares to hold public hearings next week to examine the responses of Melbourne and Sydney's yeshivah centres to alleged offences dating back to the 1980s.

In one secret, legally recorded 2011 telephone conversation, prominent Melbourne criminal lawyer Alex Lewenberg tells a victim of St Kilda Yeshivah centre sex offender David Cyprys he should not have co-operated with police.

Jan 28 08:51

Americans' satisfaction with the federal government is at an all-time low

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.

According to a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, our satisfaction with the federal government has hit an all-time low (at least since the company began collecting data for this index in 2007). The federal government now scores a 64.4 out of 100 in terms of satisfaction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I seriously doubt it is even that high!

Jan 28 08:49

Judge refuses to toss Rick Perry case on constitutional grounds

A Texas judge has refused to throw out a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue.

District Judge Bert Richardson, who like Perry is a Republican, ruled Tuesday that the case should proceed.

Jan 28 08:45

GLOBAL DRUG TRADE GETS MORE EFFICIENT, DEFIES US WAR ON DRUGS, REVOLT BUILDS IN LATIN AMERICA

As is now common global knowledge, on September 26, 2014, two buses ferrying student activists through the small city of Iguala, Guerrero, were stopped by a motley crew of police officers and narco foot soldiers and sprayed indiscriminately with machine-gun fire, allegedly on the orders of the city’s narco mayor and his wife. Six students were killed in the one-sided shoot out and another 43 were kidnapped in the ensuing chaos. Almost exactly four months later, the students are still missing.

Jan 28 08:38

Independents now outnumber Republicans, Democrats; Americans awaken to the two-party system scam

For years, they have been sought after by both major parties as the one political demographic that could swing national elections in their favor, and going forward into 2016 and beyond, voters who identify themselves as neither Republican nor Democrat, but as "independent," will become even more important.

That's because the number of independents has grown dramatically in recent years -- so much so that now they outnumber voters who describe themselves as belonging to one of the two primary parties. It's a sign, say political scientists, that more voters are becoming frustrated with a "two-party system" in which they see little difference between choices.

Jan 28 08:25

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. Under the radar of most lawmakers and journalists, the Bureau—with private industry and congress’ help—is pushing the most massive expansion of biometric state surveillance since the invention of the fingerprint.

Jan 28 08:24

Is John Boehner a Traitor?

So, why is Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu such a big deal?

First off, it's a huge violation of protocol and massively disrespectful to President Obama and the authority of the executive branch.

It is completely unprecedented for the Speaker of the House, or any member of Congress, to invite a foreign leader to come to the US and speak to Congress without getting authorization and/or cooperation from the White House.

As Guy Ziv, a professor at American University who has studied US-Israeli relations told TPM, "It's unprecedented. It's hitting below the belt. It's taking partisanship to a whole new level."

By inviting Netanyahu to speak to Congress without the authority of the executive branch, Speaker Boehner is badly blurring the lines of national sovereignty, and again massively disrespecting typical protocol.

Jan 28 08:12

CIA illegally involved with US politics

This former Minnesota governor has testified that the CIA interrogated and meddled in his affairs upon him taking
office.

Jesse Ventura says many of the agents refused to answer his questions and refused to explain why they were violating their mission statement and getting involved with domestic affairs.

What is the CIA really trying to accomplish?

Jan 28 08:04

Greek vote pushes EU to limit

What informed political onlooker did not see this coming?

Jan 28 08:01

Koch Brothers Prepared To Unleash Nearly $1Bn Leading Up To 2016 Election

Conservative American oligarchic industrialists Charles and David Koch plan to raise $889 million to spend on political operations ahead of the 2016 election. The sum would be more than twice as much as the Koch network spent during the 2012 election.

Jan 28 07:54

Anti-trade deal protesters hijack Senate TPP hearing

Protesters opposed to a major, multi-national trade deal being negotiated in secret by a dozen countries – including the United States – hijacked a US Senate hearing early Tuesday to speak out against the proposal.

Capitol Police removed no fewer than three demonstrators Tuesday morning during testimony delivered before the Senate Committee on Finance by US Trade Representative Michael Froman concerning the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.

Jan 28 07:48

Will Charlie Hebdo Become the French 9/11?

Vladimir Platov
Activist Post

After the bloody events in Paris, when journalists of Charlie Hebdo were murdered in the broad daylight, all across the globe numerous journals have been discussing who could benefit from this tragedy.

In some countries (primarily Muslim) the manifestations against the provocative publications of controversial cartoons of the Prophet that mocked the religious feelings of all Muslims are still on the rise. Some experts have linked these provocative anti-Muslim cartoons with the acquisition of Charlie Hebdo by the Rothschilds in December 2014, the latter of whom are constantly worrying about their profits. But now they can be fairly content since after these tragic events the number of copies sold increased tenfold!

Jan 28 03:36

Rand Paul Introduces S. 264 Audit The Fed Bill In U.S. Senate, 30 Cosponsors

U.S. Senator Rand Paul has introduced an 'Audit the Fed' Bill into the U.S. Senate. S.264 is touted as "A bill to require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States, and for other purposes. 114th Congress (2015-2016)." The bill, introduced on 1/27/15, has 30 original cosponsors, including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Mike Lee. After being introduced the bill was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In an unusual move, the yarmulke-wearing junior senator has exempted all dual citizens from participation in the audit. (kidding about the last part. ;-)

Jan 28 00:51

Chris Hedges: 'American Sniper' Caters to a Deep Sickness Rippling Through Society

“American Sniper” caters to a deep sickness rippling through our society. It holds up the dangerous belief that we can recover our equilibrium and our lost glory by embracing an American fascism.

Jan 27 21:29

Who Are The “Moderates” Washington’s Supporting In Syria?

The U.S. is sending hundreds of million of dollars to them, and U.S. allies are rallying in support of them, but who, exactly, are Syria’s so-called “moderates” and how much longer can they avoid being sucked into the radical extremism taking hold of the Middle East

Jan 27 19:34

SOARING DOLLAR SENDS WALL STREET INTO SPIN

Blue-chip Wall Street stocks saw sharp falls on Tuesday after a string of weak results showed the pressure US multinationals are coming under from a stronger dollar and subdued global growth.

Jan 27 19:27

Cop “Well Known for Drugging & Raping Women” is Still a Licensed Police Officer

A Pine Lawn cop with nearly a decade of complaints, police reports, warrant filings, and testimonies against him, isn’t facing any charges and gets to maintain his license as a police officer.

Jan 27 19:21

Downfall of corrupt power broker exposes Jewish domination of New York State Politics

Sheldon Silver, who has been the Speaker of the New York State Assembly for the past twenty years, has been arrested by the FBI for corruption. The article below from the Jewish Daily Forward shows the extent to which a small group of Jewish elites dominates the politics of a state which, despite having the highest concentration of Jews in the United States, is still less than 10% Jewish.

Jan 27 18:44

Feds Failed to Deport Illegal Now Suspected of Killing Store Clerk Over Cigarettes

Federal authorities had previously declined to immediately deport an illegal alien now accused of shooting a convenient store clerk to death in Arizona, instead opting to release him on bond, reports allege.

Jan 27 18:19

Federal Bill Would Make Owning Body Armor a Crime Punishable by 10 Years in Prison

Democratic members of Congress apparently aren’t going to be satisfied until American citizens are completely and utterly defenseless.

Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) has introduced a bill for consideration of the new Congress which would prohibit the ownership of certain types of body armor for civilians.

H.R. 378 would make it a crime to own Type III body armor which would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Yeah, 10 years in prison.

Jan 27 17:49

French president’s Holocaust day speech presages crackdown on Palestine supporters

The planned crackdown raises concern that French authorities will use their powers to further censor speech critical of Israel under the guise of combating anti-Semitism

The problem is that Israel and its advocates have tried for years to blur the line between anti-Semitism – bigotry against Jews because they are Jews – on the one hand, and, on the other, criticism of Israel’s colonial occupation, massacres and violence against Palestinians.

Jan 27 17:47

Meet the People Who Want Obama to Repeal the Bill of Rights

Meet the Americans who want Obama to repeal the Bill of Rights in order to keep the country safe from terrorists. Political prankster Mark Dice asks Obama supporters if they would support Obama’s plan to repeal the Bill of Rights to protect Americans from terrorists.

Jan 27 17:45

Federal Bill Would Make Owning Body Armor a Crime Punishable by 10 Years in Prison

Democratic members of Congress apparently aren’t going to be satisfied until American citizens are completely and utterly defenseless.

Jan 27 17:44

Did This News Crew Capture Footage of a US Soldier in Ukraine?

Over the course of the war that is being waged in Eastern Ukraine, very few places have been more contested than the coastal city of Mariupol. The city has been subjected to numerous attacks and skirmishes by the pro-Russian forces of the Donetsk Republic, including a recent offensive that began last Saturday after a civilian neighborhood was shelled, killing 29 people in the process. As of now, it is unclear who was responsible for this indiscriminate attack.

One thing is clear though. The West, and the United States in the particular, has no desire to let any part of Ukraine fall into Russian hands. Some would argue that the US military may even be secretly aiding the Ukrainian war effort (and sometimes, not so secretly). Given the current status of Russian-American relations, it wouldn’t be surprising to find that both sides are actively fighting a proxy war in Eastern Ukraine, and may have boots on the ground in the region.

Jan 27 17:03

Koch Brothers to Spend Nearly a BILLION DOLLARS on the 2016 Presidential Election

Who says you can't buy politics?

Wait, that's right, no one says that. Ever. Especially not in America where 91% of the time, the candidate with the most money (not who does the best job, who has the best policies or who even gives the most charismatic speeches) wins.

Face it. We live in a country where billionaires like Bill Gates are buying and pushing vaccines and a hearty population control agenda, Warren Buffett is testing out multi-million dollar smart grid enslavement, George Soros buys pretty much everything including civil unrest by the millions, and Michael Bloomberg is buying gun control legislation.

Sure, the elite can bet on and essentially buy whatever they want, from horse races to presidential elections, but why should we consent to being governed by the elite's tool of choice when it's quite obvious (and has been for some time) our elections are a paid-for sham and we have little say in the matter whether we vote or not?

Jan 27 16:36

Montana Lawmaker Wants to Protect Journalists From Government Snooping

A bill introduced in Montana’s House Judiciary Committee would bar state government agencies from accessing digital servers to get reporters’ notes.

Jan 27 16:31

Gary Glitter claims he never abused young fans because he was too busy cleaning his wig

Gary Glitter has claimed he could not have abused two girls in his dressing room because he would have been too busy cleaning his wig.

The former rock singer said he rarely stayed backstage after shows because the German-bought hairpiece required an hour and a half's maintenance after every performance.

Glitter, 70, faces 10 charges relating to a string of alleged child sex offences committed at the height of his fame in the 1970s and 1980s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cleaning the wig is the best story he can come up with?!?

Jan 27 16:26

Double Standard: CIA Leaks and Planted News Stories

CIA has controlled corporate news media for decades -- On Monday, a former CIA employee, Jeffrey Sterling, was convicted of giving classified information to a New York Times reporter.

Jan 27 16:11

Merkel as Soft Cop in False Flag Offensive on Russia

At the World Economic Forum last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel let the cat out of the bag with her sly offer, or rather bribe, to Russia. The German leader told delegates in Davos that European Union sanctions on Russia would be lifted in exchange for a «peace deal» in Ukraine. She promised a «free trade pact from Lisbon to Vladivostok».

That’s a bit rich coming from the bankrupt EU, but nevertheless let’s accept the assumption that Frau Merkel is offering something very juicy. Why would she do that, and right at this time when civilians are being massacred in eastern Ukraine?

In other words, Merkel is saying if Moscow capitulates to Western objectives of ceding Ukraine to its full political, economic and military control, then Russia will be «paid off» with respite from Western sanctions and can look forward to a tantalizing free trade «happy ending» with the EU. How generous of Frau Merkel!

Jan 27 16:07

Palin for President? Really?? Try to Make Sense of Her Bizarre, Barely Coherent Word Salad Freedom Summit Speech

Considering they’re probably just going to shove Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on America in a way that can only be likened to political sexual assault, and that both sides of the aisle are brimming with corrupt, bought out puppets who work for the bankers and megacorporations that essentially own them, throwing Palin out there like this is easily the most purposefully distracting, desperate move the powers that shouldn’t be have made in a long, long time.

Jan 27 16:04

Scramble to conclude suspicious EU-US trade deal

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 27 16:01

Russia In The Cross Hairs. Washington’s Threats have moved Into the Realm of Insanity

Washington’s attack on Russia has moved beyond the boundary of the absurd 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.

Today RT International interviewed me about these insane developments.

In prior days when America was still a sane country, Lack’s charge would have led to him being laughed out of office. He would have had to resign and disappear from public life. Today in the make-believe world that Western propaganda has created, Lack’s statement is taken seriously. Yet another terrorist threat has been identified–RT.

Jan 27 15:17

Key defendant pleads guilty in HOA takeover scheme

Another key defendant pleaded guilty Tuesday in the scheme to take over and defraud Las Vegas-area homeowners associations.

Bail bondsman Charles McChesney, 49, who is not in custody, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and three wire fraud counts, all felonies. Federal prosecutors are recommending dismissing 11 other wire fraud counts against McChesney.

He is to be sentenced on July 20 by U.S. District Judge James Mahan.

Prosecutors have alleged that McChesney was a straw buyer and controlled HOA board members in the massive takeover conspiracy that occurred between 2003 and 2009. He admitted in his plea agreement that he also participated in dirty tricks to help elect board members who could be controlled by the conspirators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is your Homeoener's Association treating you badly? Maybe they are involved with the Mafia!

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