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Aug 25 10:20

The Road to Fascism

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

Aug 25 10:19

Is China Getting the Greek Treatment?

As China's stock market tumble precipitates a worldwide crash, we revisit this prescient 2011 article entitled "Illuminati Will Burst China's Bubble":
(from 28/12/11)
by David Richards
(henrymakow.com)

The mainstream media generally portray the US as a dying giant and China as an unstoppable rising power.

And yet, both countries have virtually the same debt-to-GDP levels. The US has $15 trillion worth of debt and a GDP of just over $14 trillion, while China has a GDP of $5.8 trillion and debts of $5.7 trillion.

Aug 25 09:52

Britain’s Labour Party Purge is Underway. Preventing “Supporters” from Voting for Jeremy Corbyn

Kerry-anne Mendoza explains how Labour Party leaders have banned her and many others from voting for Jeremy Corbyn.

The first wave of the UK Labour Party’s purge of registered supporters has begun, and I and many others outside of the Blairite wing of the Labour movement were disenfranchised by our own party on Thursday.

At a little after 5:00 am yesterday, an email arrived in my inbox from Labour HQ.

I read it once, then again. Then I just sat there.

First of all I was embarrassed, like I’d been caught out, even though I’d done nothing wrong. It’s being made out that voting for Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership race is an act of sabotage, rather than an expression of my democratic rights. Once I realized that, I got angry. Really angry. I shared the news on my Facebook page and Twitter, and found that I was far from alone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to my world, Ms. Mendoza, when Dr. Ron Paul was absolutely prevented from running by a corrupt, bought, Republican Party (NOT that the Democrats are any less corrupt and bought, mind you.)

But to not be able, via the ballot, to pick the individual who most closely understands your concerns and in what direction you would like to see the country move, domestically and internationally, is a slap in the face to those of us who believe in the values of a democratic republic.

Aug 25 09:41

Sites saving deleted tweets of politicians from 30 countries blocked by Twitter

In a blow to government transparency, Twitter, the social media network, has shut down websites which tracked politicians from 30 countries by preserving their deleted tweets. Government watchdog groups said the move erases the public record.

Aug 25 09:04

Inside Job: INDIAN ANTI-CORRUPTION OFFICIAL: STATE “ORCHESTRATED” ISLAMIST TERROR

A senior Indian police officer and anti-corruption investigator last month accused the Indian government of orchestrating the Mumbai terror attacks which occurred nearly seven years ago, according to an Indian government official.

R. V. S. Mani, a former undersecretary in India’s home ministry now in the urban development ministry, testified in July that a senior police officer who investigated the 2004 ‘encounter killings’ of four Indian Muslims in Gujarat by the Ahmedabad Police Crime Branch, had told him that the 2008 Mumbai attacks were “set up” by the Indian government.

The police officer, Satish Verma?—?currently Principal at the Police Training College in Junagadh?—?is well-known for his secondment to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s elite anti-corruption law enforcement agency, to lead the probe into the 2004 ‘encounter killings.’

Aug 25 09:03

Computer Voting and Stealing Democracy

Larry Wilkerson says, that computerized voting has increased the capacity of cheating with precision, consistency and efficiency without any forensic evidence.

Aug 25 08:42

The Pentagon Door Revolves Again

Four-star General Ray Odierno retired from his position as U.S. Army chief of staff on Friday. Now, less than a week after mustering out, he's cashing in. The former general has taken a job as a senior adviser to the investment firm JPMorgan Chase.

Aug 25 08:41

LOCKHEED PAYS MINOR PENALTY FOR USING FEDERAL FUNDS TO LOBBY FOR MORE FEDERAL FUNDS

Lockheed Martin operates Sandia National Laboratories, one of the nation’s leading nuclear research facilities. It has had this responsibility since 1993, yet, in spite of its three-decade run of managing that operation, Lockheed officials decided to use some of the federal contractor funding to lobby Congress from 2008 to 2012 to get a more lucrative deal.

While it did not receive the kind of contract it hoped for, Lockheed Martin came away with a two year non-competitive extension worth $7.7 billion.

The Department of Justice subsequently discovered that Lockheed Martin’s actions had violated the Byrd Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for lobbying. The fine Lockheed got slapped with—the price it paid for breaking the law in order to land that $7.7 billion contract extension—was $4.79 million. Not too bad a deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet, no senior LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION executives go to prison for these shenanigans.

what's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Aug 25 08:35

Here's what Clinton's classified emails discussed

For example, Huma Abedin, Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, forwarded a summary of a high-level Sept. 2009 meeting to Clinton in which she detailed the "embassy security issues" that were discussed.

The issues had been raised by Eric Boswell, a diplomatic security official who was later forced to resign in the wake of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi.

Aug 25 08:28

War criminal Tony Blair to attend divisive Chinese WWII commemorations

Amid heightened geopolitical tensions, former Prime Minister Tony Blair will visit Beijing in September to attend China’s Victory Day event alongside the Russian and Venezuelan leaders.

The Victory Day event will take place over two days, starting on September 2. Some governments will not be sending representatives as they believe the commemoration may be used as an opportunity to showcase China’s military might.

Aug 25 08:21

Hillary’s Email Defense Strategy Was Just Hammered To Bits By These Unlikely Critics

While you might think that MSNBC’s Morning Joe would provide a refuge for Hillary Clinton as she comes under increasing attack for her controversial email practices and her reaction to criticism, the panel on the left-leaning cable net show was particularly brutal toward the Democrat front-runner on Monday. TheWashington Free Beacon points out that words such as “condescending” and “dismissive” were used to describe Hillary’s approach to defending herself against those who say she broke government rules and possibly even broke the law.

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski was stunningly direct in her criticism of Clinton’s strategy for trying to blow past the burgeoning email scandal. “This is a strategy that is basically dependent on people not being smart, which I think is really condescending,” the MSNBC anchor charged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks like the system is going to dump Hillary, rather than risk exposure of the real scandals that lie behind the issue of the server.

Will Hillary go quietly?

I hope not! :)

Aug 25 08:10

The Fed Is Spooking the Markets Not China

Have no illusions, while most market observers are quick to blame the sell-off on China, this market was given life by the Fed, and the Fed is the only force that will keep it alive.

Aug 25 07:58

Pennsylvania: Democrats move to cut state worker and teacher pensions

Democratic governor Tom Wolf took a step closer to cutting the pensions of Pennsylvania state workers and teachers. The move comes as part of a deal with Republican lawmakers to enact a state budget that is now more than eight weeks overdue.

Aug 25 07:42

President Bill Clinton's top spy blasts alleged Hillary email cover up

Hillary Clinton is facing a serious debacle of her own making claims a man who worked for her husband when he was President of the United States. And unlike most of the Bill and Hillary Clinton's political friends and supporters, that man is well trained and experienced in handling literally tons of classified data. General Michael Hayden, the former director of both the CIA and NSA, told news media outlets on Sunday. that former Secretary Hillary Clinton, despite what Democratic Party talking-points indicate -- is facing a serious situation that exceeds just losing her party's nomination for president.

Aug 25 07:39

Privatization Is at the Core of Fascism

Privatizations are increasingly fashionable, such as in Greece, Ukraine, the U.S., and UK — and privatizations are a central feature of fascism.

Aug 25 07:38

The Corporate Push for Mandatory Vaccines in Canada Begins

As American legislators remain embroiled in draconian measures to enforce mandatory vaccination, leaders of Canada’s largest doctors’ group are calling for the same policies under heavy influence by the American Medical Association to change the way medicine is practiced in Canada.

There are more Medical Doctors Opposing Forced Vaccinations around the world.

Aug 25 03:01

Republicans Use Market Crash to Criticise China, US President Obama

Washington: US Republican presidential candidates used the Wall Street market crash to launch an attack on China and President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

Aug 25 02:36

Jeb Bush’s Risky Plan to Take on Donald Trump

The New York Times reports that Bush's plan is to repeatedly counterrattack Trump "with force and creativity" in the coming weeks. But unlike Trump, Bush is not a master of insults. On Monday he called Trump's immigration plan "unrealistic" and suggested "he might want to read my book, Immigration Wars, which I published four years ago." He also released an ad on Monday that highlights conservative opposition to Trump's immigration plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbSdfLD7gH8
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"He is doing so poorly in the polls that he is now starting to spend some of the money that his ‘bosses,’ special interests and lobbyists have given him to attack me," Trump added in a statement on Monday.

Aug 25 01:45

Mobil to pay $10m for tank farm cleanup

Publicly-owned Waterfront Auckland has won $10 million from oil giant Mobil for the cleanup of a heavily contaminated area of Wynyard Quarter.

Mobil Oil leased two properties in Auckland's waterfront 'tank farm' for more than 50 years.

When Mobil's lease for the two sites ended in 2011, it was found the land they were on had been heavily contaminated.

While it was established the company was not solely responsible for contamination to the land - other oil companies as previous tenants and neighbouring tenants all contributed too - Waterfront Auckland claimed Mobil had to deliver the land in a completely "uncontaminated condition" at the end of its lease term.

Read more:
• Mobil wins nearly $1m court costs from Waterfront Auckland
• Mobil wins waterfront clean up case
• Mobil fights waterfront clean up bill

Aug 24 20:06

Professor Awarded £250,000 to Study “Vice Epistemology,” Why People Think 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Professor Quassim Cassam has been awarded £250,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to study what he calls ‘intellectual vices’. The title of his project is ‘Vice Epistemology’.

He believes his research could help to explain how certain claims – for example that 9/11 was masterminded by the US government – are able to gain so much traction.

His findings may also shed light on why some people are susceptible to becoming radicalised in ways that make them potential recruits for extremist organisations such as Islamic State.

Aug 24 19:39

Shona Banda Drug Arrest: A Prime Case for Jury Nullification

RonPaulLibertyReport

A mother who treated debilitating Crohn's disease with cannabis oil finds herself facing three decades in prison for the "crime" of using unapproved medicine. Her child was taken away by the authorities and is now in the "care" of the state. What an example of the insanity of the drug war!

Aug 24 19:36

Kansas marijuana advocate Shona Banda pleads not guilty

Law enforcement and Kansas Department of Children and Families officials started investigating Banda after her 11-year old son said “my mom smokes ... a lot!”

In an interview with Banda last month, Banda talked about how cannabis oil has helped her cope with her Crohn’s disease when she said other medical remedies did not.

Banda wrote a book about her marijuana use to treat her disease called, “Live Free or Die: Reclaim Your Life ... Reclaim Your Country!”

Aug 24 14:43

Stabenow, others back nuclear deal with Iran

Michigan’s senior U.S. senator this morning announced that she will support a deal to lift economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for that country scaling back its nuclear program, adding her voice to those backing the controversial Obama administration proposal.

Aug 24 13:30

The Iran agreement and Israel’s claim to speak for the Jews 

Lawrence Davidson says the fact that Jews in the United States are divided over the Iran nuclear deal undermines the myth that all Jews are united behind and synonymous with Zionist Israel

Aug 24 11:14

Ex-DIA boss Michael Flynn: White House took “willful decision” to fund, train Syria Islamists ISIS

Obama Took “Willful Decision” to Support Free Syrian Army (FSA) Islamists that became (ISIS): Former US Intelligence Chief

Aug 24 09:39

Which U.S. Senators Really Want War on Iran -- An Update

Here are people who have said they oppose the agreement or can't make up their mind about it yet:

Every Republican in the U.S. Senate plus these Democrats (the first two have said No, the rest Undecided):
Menendez (NJ)
Schumer (NY)
Wyden (OR)
Bennet (CO)
Booker (NJ)
Cantwell (WA)
Cardin (MD)
Casey (PA)
Coons (DE)
Heitkamp (ND)
Mikulski (MD)
Murray (WA)
Peters (MI)
Stabenow (MI)
Warner (VA)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Give every one of them a rifle, a parachute, and drop them over Tehran!

Aug 24 09:17

Film industry spokeswoman to be Biden's communications chief

Vice President Joe Biden has chosen a top film industry official and former spokeswoman for John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign to be his new communications director, the White House said Monday.

Kate Bedingfield joins the vice president's team just as Biden is seriously considering whether to run for president. But White House officials are subject to strict limitations on engaging in political activity, and Bedingfield's duties are expected to focus on the vice president's official activities, not on preparations for a potential campaign.

Bedingfield returns to the White House from the Motion Picture Association of America, where she was vice president of corporate communications and the top spokeswoman. She previously held senior media roles in the Obama White House and worked for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

"She will be a key adviser to me, a terrific asset to our office, and an important member of the entire White House organization," Biden said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Biden has made this choice at this point, you can bet your sweet bippy he's running.

Aug 24 09:02

Kunstler, not a fan of the Donald.

Trump’s notion that he can push around world leaders such as Vladimir Putin by treating them as though they were president of the Cement Workers’ Union ought to give thoughtful people the vapors. It doesn’t seem to occur to Trump that other countries could easily get pugnacious towards us. He would have us in a world war before the inaugural parade was over.

Aug 24 08:40

Bernie Sanders versus Obama & the Clintons: The Big Difference

I state here why I have come to support Bernie Sanders for President: Whereas Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — the modern Democratic Establishment — have been so conservative they might as well have called themselves “conservative” (and they didn’t say it because they needed to be able to win Democratic Party primaries), Sanders’s record shows that he isn’t like that at all; he’s an authentic democrat, and always has been, even when he didn’t call himself one (but only a “Progressive,” and a “socialist — like in Scandinavia”). I don’t care what a politician calls himself or herself, only what the person actually is, as the person has proven to be by the actual record as a public official.

Aug 24 08:39

Banksterism 101: Banks Get Credit for Helping the Poor — By Financing Their Evictions?

In 1977, Congress wanted to make sure commercial banks fulfilled their commitment to serve all communities in America, regardless of income level. “A public charter conveys numerous economic benefits,” said William Proxmire, then head of the Senate Banking Committee, “and in return it is legitimate for public policy and regulatory practice to require some public purpose.” Under the Community Reinvestment Act, banks are periodically examined for how well they provide lending and investment to low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods where they take deposits. Since its enactment, 97 percent of all banks examined have received a “Satisfactory” or “Outstanding” grade, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Aug 24 07:16

Power of Monsanto: Shareholder Meeting Had More Cops, Arrests Than Votes for GMO Labels

First, it was readily apparent that the company has no intention of taking steps to label genetically modified (GM) foods, and any such proposals by shareholders do not stand a chance of being voted through.

Second, Monsanto's power doesn't end outside of their boardroom… at least two dozen on-duty police were on hand to "control" the 30-40 peaceful protestors in favor of mandatory GM labeling. As Daily RFT reported:1

"…two things were clear: mandatory GMO labels aren't happening any time soon, and the police have Monsanto's back."

Aug 24 07:15

Obama has power to circumvent Congress on Iran nuclear deal

Even strong bipartisan disapproval by Congress of the Iranian nuclear deal won’t stop President Obama from implementing the agreement, so the vote next month is shaping up as a warning to Europe against resuming business with Tehran before the next U.S. president is elected.

On his Senate website though, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday became the highest-profile Democrat to endorse the deal and added that he would attempt to sway other members of his party.

Aug 24 07:10

Business Insider: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Best Argument’ in Email Scandal ‘Destroyed’

A Reuters story on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, previously reported on by Breitbart, quoted national security experts who said that information shared on her private server was “born classified” even if it was not marked so.

Business Insider, hardly a right-wing publication, takes the Reuters story a step farther and posts a headline saying that this revelation “destroyed” what would have been her “best argument” against criminal investigators.

Aug 24 07:09

Hillary Clinton campaign scrambling to control damage from ongoing email server investigations

Clinton’s campaign has shifted into high gear on new messaging and outreach efforts following a rocky press conference last week and new accusations from a judge that she did violate government policy by using a private server. Frustrated allies admit that earlier attempts to stonewall what they see as a partisan witch hunt didn’t work.

“The campaign made several really significant mistakes in the way they handled it and the tone they took," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a longtime Clinton ally, said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mistake number 1: Choosing Hillary in the first place!

Aug 24 06:51

Attacking Jeremy Corbyn will only increase his popularity... especially since he wisely refrains from responding in kind, says PETER MCKAY

A Jeremy Corbyn premiership will see our national debt soaring to £3 trillion, our nuclear submarines sold to Vladimir Putin, Britain kicked out of Nato and the red flag flying from No 10 during ‘1,000 days that destroy Britain’.

This ‘imagining’ by one newspaper feature writer yesterday is merely an exaggerated version of what Corbyn’s leadership rivals, and their supporters, are now claiming.

But isn’t the anti-Corbyn uproar now in danger of increasing his popularity, especially since he wisely refrains from responding in kind?

Aug 24 06:51

Donald Trump Puts 'Hedge Fund Guys' on Notice

"They're paying nothing. And it's ridiculous," Trump said of those who make a living running hedge funds. "I want to save the middle class. You know, the middle class—the hedge fund guys didn't build this country. These are guys that shift paper around and they get lucky. And, by the way, when the market collapses, like it is now, the market is going down, they're losing a fortune."

Aug 23 14:46

CDC vaccine whistleblower: the silence that kills

By Jon Rappoport

It’s now been a year since William Thompson, long-time CDC researcher, publicly admitted he concealed evidence that indicted the MMR vaccine for its connection to autism...

During this past year, mainstream reporters and defenders of the realm have taken two approaches: silence; and vague claims that Thompson’s statements are false.

Both of these approaches are slimy and disingenuous, because the man we want to hear from is Thompson himself. And we have not...

Aug 23 13:31

Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money

Repaying debt with more debt!Major Brain malfunction.

Greece made a crucial 3.2 billion euro debt repayment on Thursday using newly released bailout funds, a government source said, as a senior minister argued for rapid elections following a rebellion in the ruling party.

Aug 23 10:32

Trump and criminal aliens: New poll reveals voters agree with The Donald

While the news media, political pundits and Democrats -- who feel compelled to offer advice to the GOP about how to win elections -- denigrate and criticize the man known as The Donald, the more he's bashed and denigrated, the higher go his poll numbers.

As far as his ideas on immigration reform, Trump's rhetoric and his plans appear to coincide with the opinions of a majority of Republicans and so-called Independents despite Republicans and Democrats in the news media who claim the majority of Americans want Obama-style amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens already living in the United States. And as far as voters are concerned – and not just Republicans - Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting immigration-related felonies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aug 23 09:44

Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking

Two young children in Pennsylvania were banned from talking about fracking for the rest of their lives under a gag order imposed under a settlement reached by their parents with a leading oil and gas company.

The sweeping gag order was imposed under a $750,000 settlement between the Hallowich family and Range Resources Corp, a leading oil and gas driller. It provoked outrage on Monday among environmental campaigners and free speech advocates.

The settlement, reached in 2011 but unsealed only last week, barred the Hallowichs' son and daughter, who were then aged 10 and seven, from ever discussing fracking or the Marcellus Shale, a leading producer in America's shale gas boom.

Aug 23 09:36

Hypocrite Harry Reid in 1993: "No Sane Country" Would Permit Birthright Citizenship

Aug 23 09:30

Decades of Relentless Austerity in Canada Could Defeat the Conservatives

Nora Loreto, the author of From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement, and Dru Oja Jay of Unite Against Austerity Campaign discuss how an anti-austerity platform could make a difference in the upcoming Canadian elections.

Aug 23 09:06

New Study Shows ‘Land Of The Free’ Is in Swift Decline, Many Countries Pass Up US in Freedom Rank

Everywhere, USA — In a comprehensive new study conducted by 3 world-renowned think tanks, the United States has fallen on the human freedom index from 17th to 20th place, out of 152 countries in which data was analyzed. While the conclusions of this study may not be shocking to anyone who has been paying attention. The implications of the US falling into a dystopian state are far reaching.

Aug 23 09:00

A Visit To The Memorial to the "Up To Six Million" Murdered Jews of Europe - Berlin, Germany

This "highly visible" holocaust memorial is appropriately sandwiched between the infamous Reichstag Building, The U.S. Embassy, and the Homosexual Memorial Museum. The placard in the video states, in part, "In August 1988, the journalist Lea Rosh and the historian Eberhard Jackel made a public proposal for establishing a "highly visible memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe" in Berlin. On 25 June 1999, after long and drawn out debates, the German Bundestag finally passed a resolution to build a "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" based on the design by the New York architect, Peter Eisenman. On 10 May 2005 the Holocaust Memorial - comprising 2,711 concrete stelar and a subterraneon Information Centre - was officially opened to the public. The exhibition provides information about the Holocaust and the "authentic sites of remembrance". Moreover, it honours the up to six million Jewish victims from throughout Europe."

https://youtu.be/0Y578_ba0qQ

Aug 23 08:39

George Soros’s Fakery

George Soros pretends to be a progressive, but he invests in and finances nazis. That’s not “Nazis” as in National Socialist Party of Germany, which was outlawed after WW II, and whose racist obsession was against Jews. Instead, it’s “nazis” as in any racist fascist ideology (any ideology of racist fascism, instead of a political Party), in any country, against any ethnic group. But George Soros happens to support only nazis (racist fascists) whose passionate hatred is specifically against Russians. His entire biography in public life has actually been that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Billion Dollar Brain" in real life?

Aug 23 08:36

BDS MUST ADMIT ITS MISTAKES

For the past ten years the International BDS Movement has been the most vocal and respected Movement against the occupation of Palestine.

It has grown rapidly, especially in the Jewish sectors on US campuses. Its fight for Justice has caused alarm in zionist circles and has been the target of anti-Semitic charges by Israel itself, all of which are unjustifed and untrue.

Attempts by the Israeli government to blackmail the BDS leadership have failed and will continue to do so. Instead, victory after victory have been celebrated throughout the world as BDS wins battle after battle.

Last week the organisors of a Reggae Festival in Valencia cancelled an invitation to a Jewish American because of his refusal to publicly support the creation of a Palestinian State. The decision was made after the Valencia BDS Movement put pressure on the group. It was a decision that was applauded worldwide including on this Blog itself.

Aug 23 08:35

Blairite Labour Plotting Coup to Axe Corbyn

The British Labour Party under the sway of former Prime Minister Tony Blair is plotting to derail Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to win the forthcoming leadership contest.

Such is the fear of Corbyn reinventing the party as a genuine socialist alternative, that Blair and his clique of “party grandees” are aiming to overturn the ballot underway among the rank-and-file members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just as Trump is severely rattling the establishment in the US, looks like Corbyn has, literally, terrified the UK establishment. Mandy, a Rothschild lackey, has even been 'called out' to discredit Corbyn.

Aug 23 08:34

Four-Star General ‘Ashamed To Be An American’ After Ten Cops Arrest Him

This really sucks!

An 84-year-old retired four-star general who was arrested by ten Georgia police officers has stated that the arrest was the worst thing that has ever happened to him, and that it made him ashamed to be an American.

William J. Livsey was arrested on Saturday evening by Fayetteville police after an alleged altercation with a food delivery driver stemming from his debit card being declined.

Aug 23 08:33

US puts forces in South Korea on enhanced status, war looms

The United States has put its forces in South Korea on a heightened state of alert – known as “enhanced status” – as war between Seoul and Pyongyang looms.

On Friday, North Korea warned its southern neighbor to halt the "provocations" and its propaganda broadcasts against Pyongyang by Saturday afternoon or pay the price.

Aug 23 08:26

Sanders Vows to Smash Biggest US Banks at Campaign Rally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the biggest financial institutions in the United States at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, his campaign said in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Sanders is challenging Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic primary in South Carolina against future-President Barack Obama.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles
© AP Photo/ Ringo H.W. Chiu
Bernie Sanders Wants to Abolish Private Prisons with New Bill

“If a bank is too big to fail it is too big to exist,” Sanders told the crowd of 2,800 at the TD Convention Center, according to the release issued on Friday.

Aug 23 08:26

Jeremy Corbyn Better Run Britain Because 7 out of 10 British Jews Think he Shouldn't

A new Jewish Chronicle poll just ahead of Sabbath reveals that “almost seven in 10 British Jews are concerned about the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour Party.”

The polling, conducted earlier this week, reveals the depth of anxiety within the Jewish community about Labour’s future direction.

Asked how they feel about Mr Corbyn becoming leader, 67 per cent say they are “concerned”, with only 13 per cent responding “unconcerned”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The whole world is struggling to break free of Israel!

Aug 23 08:25

The Meaning Of Corbyn

Within the context of the old liberal democratic phantasy, the political was thought to be an extension of the people’s will and whims. But this has changed radically within the present post political conditions. In the last four decades, we westerners have been reduced to mere consumers. Our Politicians have evolved accordingly. Politics has morphed into the system that facilitates consumption on behalf of big conglomerates.

Corbyn the symbol has come to embody the general fatigue with this post-political condition -frustration with austerity, endless immoral Zio-con wars, the loss of manufacturing, The Lobby, divisive identity nonsense and cultural Marxism as opposed to Marxism. Corbyn serves as a reminder of the revolution that never happened. He has reminded us that we are one after all.

Aug 23 08:18

GOP Consultant Lays Out New Genius Plan to Take Down Trump: ‘How Brutus Killed Caesar,’ Get Close Then ‘Shiv Him in the Ribs’

by Matthew Boyle22 Aug 2015Washington, DC
5,510

The geniuses in the Washington, D.C.- centered GOP establishment have a new plan to take down 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump: Infiltrate his inner circle posing as an ally, then use their fabricated support of him to secretly plot to take him down.

But now they all admit: They were wrong, Trump is real, and he has a serious shot at winning this thing.

Aug 22 15:28

Biden meets with Warren in Washington

Vice President Joe Biden met privately with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday in his residence at the Naval Observatory, CNN has learned, another sign he is seriously deciding whether to jump into the Democratic presidential race.

The meeting between Biden and Warren, confirmed by two people familiar with the session, is the biggest indication yet that Biden is feeling out influential Democrats before announcing his intentions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A Biden/Warren ticket as a replacement for Hitlery? :)

Aug 22 15:12

Palestine: a global rethink

Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state.

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