POLITICS/ELECTIONS/CORRUPTION

Jul 11 16:58

Video: Of Course Presidential Hopeful Hillary Clinton Loves GMO

It's almost a sport now, watching the mainstream media sycophantically wet themselves with enthusiasm over a Hillary Clinton 2016 presidency run. Senator John McCain even accidentally slipped up and called her president the other day on Face the Nation. The media, our politicians...you know, one big club.

But it's also interesting to see how some of these same media outlets supporting Hillary would alternately decry genetically modified foods...even though the former Secretary of State is all about it.

Here she is speaking at the June 2014 BIO convention — BIO short for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, a giant Washington-based trade group for the biotech industry.

Jul 11 15:29

Heartless paranoid cop blows away dog behind window, man sobs after losing best friend ‘Arfee’

A man’s dog and best friend, a black lab named Arfee, was shot to death through a parked van window by a local cop who heard the dog barking.

Jul 11 15:28

US lawmaker warns ISIL could build ‘dirty bomb’

A US lawmaker in the House of Representatives has warned that militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant can build “a dirty bomb” with nuclear materials thought to be in their hands.

“We should be very concerned,” Rep. Peter King (R-New York) said Thursday on Fox News’ ‘The Kelly File.’

Jul 11 15:24

Police totally decimate home in S.W.A.T. raid killing man

A HOME WAS REDUCED TO A PILE OF RUBBLE AFTER A BOTCHED S.W.A.T. STANDOFF THURSDAY, MAN KILLED

Jul 11 14:30

Claim: Feds Detain, Threaten to Cavity Search Journalist At Border

“It would appear that DoD officials are somehow more threatened by a journalist reporting on illegal immigration than they are with illegal aliens using military accommodations at taxpayers’ expense while homeless vets wander the streets...”

Jul 11 14:21

HA! @Congressedits tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits from Capitol Hill

provides real-time tweets when anonymous edits of Wikipedia pages

Jul 11 13:47

Darrell Issa Subpoenas Top Obama Political Aide

The Oversight Committee chairman wants information about the political office the White House reopened earlier this year.

Jul 11 13:17

Financial Institutions Fear Global Revolution

The “bleak” reality is that these and other big banks and financial institutions have repeatedly collapsed the global economy and profited along the way, punishing entire societies and populations into poverty through a process of plundering and exploitation as governments feared the wrath of “financial markets.”

Jul 11 11:52

How Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Congressional Republicans, Worked Together to Create the Flood of Refugee Children Into the U.S.

Frances Robles of The New York Times headlined on July 9th, “Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border” and reported:

More than half of the top 50 Central American cities from which children are leaving for the United States are in Honduras. Virtually none of the children have come from Nicaragua, a bordering country that has staggering poverty, but not a pervasive gang culture or a record-breaking murder rate. “Everyone has left,” Alan Castellanos, 27, the uncle of Anthony and Kenneth, said in an interview in late May. “How is it that an entire country is being brought to its knees?”

The answer to that question is remarkably clear, and it started actually in 2009.

Jul 11 11:48

No charges for cop who killed 13-year-old holding toy gun

Sonoma County DA announced on Monday that they will not be filing charges against Deputy Erick Gelhaus who shot a child through the heart, then 6 more times after the first fatal round, on October 22, in Santa Rosa, CA.

Jul 11 11:48

Blackwater awarded over $1bn from State Dept. since threat on investigator's life

The US State Department has allocated more than a billion dollars in contracts to the security firm Blackwater and its later manifestations since a top official for the company threatened a government investigator’s life in 2007.

Jul 11 11:38

Watch: Tony Blair – a “peace envoy” or Israeli ambassador? 

Tony Blair is not a Sabbath Goy, he actually works for Israel 24/7.

In this shameless performance on Ynet, Israel’s most popular media outlet, broadcast on 11 July 2014, Blair misses an opportunity to communicate with Israelis and explain to them for the first time the context in which the conflict in Gaza is taking place. Blair obviously prefers not to upset the Israelis.

Bearing in mind the scale of the crimes Blair committed in Iraq on behalf of Israel and the Jewish lobby, his attitude is understandable. Israel is probably the only country that is willing to give him a shelter.
Apparently, in the last seven years, “peace envoy” Blair has visited Gaza only once.

Jul 11 11:32

This is how the police divide, so the state can conquer

“Why are you assaulting me?” “Because you’re not doing what you’re told!”

Jul 11 11:32

This is how the police divide, so the state can conquer

“Why are you assaulting me?” “Because you’re not doing what you’re told!”

Jul 11 10:01

Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State

Journalists and historians argue the White House has been more secret than previous occupants -- Advancements in technology have fueled this White House’s obsession with controlling the message.

Jul 11 09:48

White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever

The White House is standing by a statement on its website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas.

Jul 11 09:42

German MP who spoke out against cannabis use admits taking crystal meth to 'improve my performance'

German MP Michael Hartmann has revealed that he took crystal meth in a bid to sharpen up at work.

Hartmann, the interior policy expert for the Social Democrats, had his Berlin apartment searched for drugs by police on Wednesday and his lawyer later admitted that he once bought and consumed crystal meth in 2013.

His lawyer stressed that Hartmann, who has been a vocal anti-cannabis campaigner, was not addicted to crystal meth and only took it for around a month to ‘improve performance’ at work , according to The Local.

His lawyer said: 'Without wishing to excuse his misconduct, he explains it by saying that he hoped at that time to be more efficient through drug use.'

Police searched the 51-year-old’s home after a surveillance team saw him buying the drug.

Jul 11 09:42

Bradburn v. ReconTrust and Same Old Robo Signers Rear Their Ugly Head in U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Tacoma, Washington

Friday, July 11, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Interviews Jeanmarie Mason as Bradburn v. ReconTrust Rears its Ugly Head in Washington Bankruptcy Court

I see a homeowner in Bankruptcy Court facing the same issues countenanced in Bradburn v. ReconTrust (watch the courtroom video here), with G. Hernandez and Leticia Quintana holding down a lot of jobs. Their parents must be proud.

Jul 11 09:41

Nobel Laureates Slam HRW’s Ken Roth for Refusal to Close Revolving Door with US Gov.

This is powerful stuff exposing HRW’s conflict of interests, backed by reason as well as FACT and delivered with a powerful pitch by both Abby and Keane.

They just ain’t supporting and defending “Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights” anywhere for anyone, but… who is going to, or who can change it?

Abby Martin speaks with Keane Bhatt, activist and signatory on a second open letter to Human Rights Watch condemning the organization for its revolving door relationship with the US government.

Jul 11 08:42

Bahrain charges Shia opposition leader over meeting with US diplomat

Bahrain’s most senior opposition leader and his top aide have been charged with violating the country’s law on foreign contacts after meeting with a US diplomat earlier this week.

Shia Al-Wefaq party leader Sheikh Ali Salman and his assistant, Khalil al-Marzouq, have been accused of "contacting a representative of a foreign government in violation of the political associations law and related ministerial decisions.”

Jul 11 08:30

Facebook is spying on your mom, your relationships and your political views

Facebook is spying on your mom, your relationships and your political views

Jul 11 08:25

Terminally-ill man charged with felonies for treating himself with marijuana

What a sick country!
LONG GROVE, IA — A man with terminal cancer of the blood vessels is being put on trial for growing marijuana plants that he used to ease his suffering. If he survives long enough to be convicted, he could face 3 years in prison, which he believes will be a certain death sentence.
Deadly Cancer

Benton Mackenzie, 48, languishes in pain in his parents basement, diagnosed with a rare disease called angiosarcoma, which leaves him covered in tumors that appear as painful skin lesions.

Angiosarcoma is one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of cancer. It accounts for only 0.1% of all adult cancers, and only 30% of patients survive more than 5 years, according to Angiosarcoma Awareness, Inc.

Jul 11 08:11

The Foreign Connection

Jul 11 07:43

Feds Investigate “Racist” Depiction of Obama as a Zombie

Making fun of the president is now considered a domestic threat requiring DOJ intervention!

Jul 11 07:28

US Officials Conversed About UK Attempt to Destroy Guardian Files

New documents obtained by the Associated Press under a Feedom of Infomation Act request appear to reveal that high-level officials knew in advance that British agents were attempting to destroy documents leaked by Edward Snowden that were contained on computers owned by the Guardian newspaper.

Jul 11 07:25

We Desperately Need To Stop The Exploitation Of Our Children

Our children are being exploited. This exploitation must be stopped. This time I am not speaking about Stacy Lynne or Monika Wesolowski, both mothers, who have had their children ripped away from them in political retaliation for their beliefs. In this article, I am not identifying the unimaginable horrors of CPS and the devastation that they visit upon our nation’s family structure. This time, I am talking about an institution in which the majority of the people working there, actually do care what happens to our children. However, this does not change the fact that our children are being exploited, mostly for profit, as our children attend the nation’s schools.

Jul 11 06:17

House GOP Trying To Tie Federal Reserve’s Hands

The House Financial Services Committee wants to rein in the Federal Reserve, the Washington Wire reports.

On Thursday, the committee held a discussion considering the addition of the “mathematical formula” rule — a rule that the Fed has signaled it strongly opposes.

For Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, however, stipulating a rule in advance would render the Fed “free from political micromanagement,” noting that the Fed’s “independence and discretion must be paired with appropriate transparency and accountability.”

In addition, the Fed would face pushback on its regulatory efforts, since new rules would be subject to cost-benefit analysis before coming into effect. The chair of the Federal Reserve would also have to testify before the House Financial Services Committee twice as often, totaling four times a year.

Jul 11 01:16

Miami-Dade Police Urge Residents To Arm Themselves After Possible Budget Cuts

“If the mayor’s not going to provide security….get yourself some firearms because you’re going to have to protect yourselves” -- John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association, has warned Florida residents to arm themselves because the police are not coming.

Jul 11 00:35

PROTESTS SPREAD: MI RESIDENTS FIGHT PLANS TO HOUSE ILLEGALS

Wolverine Human Services officials say Central American child refugees could arrive here in “a couple weeks,” though protesters didn’t roll out a welcome mat outside Vassar City Hall on Monday night.

Jul 11 00:11

Feds Guard Illegal Alien Shelter Better Than Border

Federal agents in Murrieta, California, with the help of local police, are guarding an illegal alien shelter better than America’s border.

Jul 10 23:25

Justice Corrupted – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The “War on Terror” has likewise created a special circumstance that has liberated Justice Department dogmatists: Islamophobes, Zionists, neoconservatives and others who fancy themselves on a special mission to protect the nation from evil and conspiratorial forces. And, as with the hanging judges before them, the result has been an enhanced possibility not of justice, but rather of the miscarriage of justice.

Jul 10 19:56

Man Sues Feds After They Target Him for Photographing Rainbow Art

When 86-year-old photographer James Prigoff paused to photograph a natural gas storage tank in Boston 10 years ago, he was simply doing what countless of tourists have done before. The colorful tank, painted with a rainbow-like design, is a popular photo op. He had no reason to suspect his snapshot would prompt an ominous visit by a federal agent months later and the addition of his name to a government database of suspicious activity.

Jul 10 19:50

ISIS and Al Nusra Just Got Their Hands on 88 Pounds of Uranium - No Big Deal Says Washington

The Uranium that ISIS now possesses is not suitable for a nuclear bomb, but there are other ways to use radioactive material as a weapon. Yesterday the Iraqi government announced a startling new development: ISIS has managed to make off with 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University.
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Jul 10 19:29

Get Israel out of the West Bank

So are the people advocating firing rockets in Gaza the same type of ditzy lefties and/or Israeli stooges as the ones in the US Congress ?

To the best of my knowledge, none of the many rockets fired into Israel from Gaza have ever hit a military or police target. Most of them fail, are intercepted, or hit open desert. The few that do hit something hit civilian homes and buildings, doing minimal damage. Casualties inflicted are also few.

What they DO accomplish is to give Israel a minimal pretext which the Israelis greatly exaggerate to “justify” their attacks on Gaza and to solicit funds from the United States.

Jul 10 18:41

DEA Gets Unchecked Access To Call Records; Taught To Lie About Where They Got Them

Documents show DEA and law enforcement have unchecked access to database agents and officers are never allowed to talk about -- not even inside a courtroom

Jul 10 17:39

Justice declines to pursue allegations that CIA monitored Senate Intel staff

The Justice Department has decided not to pursue accusations that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee and allegations that committee staff slipped classified documents from a secure agency facility, McClatchy has confirmed.

Jul 10 17:14

If Obama Actually Cared About Homeland Security Or Islamic Terror He Would Seal The Border NOW

The “Department of Homeland Security” is a total farce. So is the “war on terror”. As you will see, the reality of the matter is that the Obama administration could not care less about either one of them. As millions of illegal immigrants pour across our southern border, a lot of really bad people are coming with them. And I am not just talking about thousands upon thousands of hardened criminals, gang members and operatives for Mexican drug cartels. The truth is that hardcore jihadists are making the trek north as well. In fact,an abandoned Islamic prayer rug was found near the border in Arizona just the other day, and it is being reported that Mexican gangs are being paid up to $50,000 a pop to bring “Middle Easterners” through the border.

Jul 10 16:27

APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 rifles

Salt in the wounds!

Created: 07/09/2014 10:39 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

New Mexico's largest police department, mired in controversy over the use of excessive force, is about to supply military-style weapons to officers using taxpayer money.

The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase of AR-15 rifles -- the type of gun used to kill James Boyd in the foothills in March.

According to the request for bid, which ended two weeks ago, the department would likely purchase 350 guns in the first year of a two-year contract. Thereafter, it would order quantities of 50 as necessary.

"You're asking for trouble, in my opinion," Peter Simonson, Executive Director of the ACLU of New Mexico said.

Jul 10 13:44

Israelis indifferent to lynching and war crimes

Uri Avnery voices disgust at the murder in Gaza, the official and media incitement, the burning alive of an innocent Palestinian teenager by Israeli neo-Nazis and the Israeli public’s silence.

Jul 10 13:39

Security alert: ISIS insurgents seize uranium in Iraq: “Can be used in weapons of mass destruction”

AMID WARNINGS THAT A VEHICLE CARRYING RADIOACTIVE IRIDIUM-192 WAS HIJACKED IN MEXICO LAST WEEK, REUTERS REPORTS THAT A SERIOUS NUCLEAR THREAT HAS EMERGED OUT OF IRAQ

Jul 10 13:36

Pastor Says Evangelical Christians Who Don’t ‘ Support Amnesty Are Eternally Doomed to Hell

So, finally, dear Christian, are you cool with Dr. Gabe’s assessment that you’re doomed if you protest the invasion on the border? Do you think because you’d like to see our nation’s laws respected, that puts you on AC/DC’s Highway to Hell? Do you have any thoughts on this one before we burn for all eternity for opposing this Cloward-Pivening of the USA?

Jul 10 13:36

Whistleblower leaks police chief’s threatening, racist text messages

A GRANTVILLE, GA. POLICE CHIEF RESIGNED THIS WEEK AFTER AN INTERNAL WHISTLEBLOWER REVEALED DISTURBING TEXT MESSAGES TO A LOCAL NEWS GROUP

Jul 10 13:09

Journalism groups blast Obama admin for ‘politically driven suppression of news’

In a letter to President Obama, 38 journalism groups criticized his administration for severely limiting access to federal agencies and a general politically-motivated suppression of information despite the president’s pledge of historic transparency.

Jul 10 13:03

Filter On The Roof!

Following the IDF difficulties in defeating Hamas’s ballistic warfare, the Israeli Government is now urgently searching for contractors with some advanced experience in large scale reinforced concrete constructions. The mission ahead is the building of a solid concrete roof over the entire Jewish State. PM Netanyahu is determined that the only way to defend Israel’s populated area is to cover the Jewish State with a thick layer of iron and cement.

Jul 10 13:00

Jailed Italians MPs will continue to get paid

Jailed Italian politicians will continue to receive their salary after a request by the Five Star Movement (M5S) to have a former Democratic Party MP’s salary frozen was rejected.

Jul 10 12:57

Obama adm refuses to pursue criminal investigation of CIA spying on Senate staffers

The Department of Justice has officially ended its criminal probe concerning allegations of spying and document stealing involving the United States Senate and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Jul 10 12:41

Washington’s Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington reeks of the stench of evil

Paul Craig Roberts

Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington’s laws even when Washington’s laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries. Washington issues ultimatums to sovereign nations to do as they are told or “be bombed into the stone age.”

Washington violates diplomatic immunity and forces down the planes of presidents of sovereign countries to be illegally searched.

Washington ordered its UK vassal to violate the laws and conventions governing political asylum and to refuse free passage to Julian Assange to Ecuador.

Washington ordered Russia to violate its laws and to hand over Edward Snowden.

Russia is strong enough to refuse to comply with Washington’s orders.

Jul 10 12:38

Campaign Finance Amendment Advances to U.S. Senate Floor

In a victory for campaign finance reform, the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning voted to advance Tom Udall's (D-New Mexico) proposed constitutional amendment that would restore authority back to Congress, individual states, and the American people to regulate political donations and election spending.

Jul 10 12:20

Game Changing Major End The Fed Rally Planned in Europe

In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Lars Maehrholz during his layover in Berlin about the merger of 128 cities and 5 countries that will come together on July 19th to do a mass protest against the U.S Federal Reserve in Berlin Germany.

Jul 10 12:04

Local Media furious about Being Denied Access to Illegal Immigrant children and Harassed by Border Patrol.

You will see how the local fox affiliate was denied access to the children in these centers and how the Border patrol is harassing the press trying to see the border. Many in the border patrol are angry because they are not allowed to talk. It shows this crisis that was staged will blow back on the White House

Jul 10 11:19

Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles, smashes ‘peer review ring’

Every now and then a scholarly journal retracts an article because of errors or outright fraud. In academic circles, and sometimes beyond, each retraction is a big deal.

Now comes word of a journal retracting 60 articles at once.

The reason for the mass retraction is mind-blowing: A “peer review and citation ring” was apparently rigging the review process to get articles published.

Jul 10 11:12

The Nation Magazine Plays Dumb About Obama’s Nazism on Ukraine Policy

I am disgusted by some Democrats, and Democratic news-media, the ones who are so prejudiced as “liberals” that they’re not calling for Obama to be impeached, removed from office, and then tried for war-crimes (among others). Just because he calls himself a “Democrat” doesn’t mean he is one, and it also doesn’t mean that he won’t be a worse embarrassment to the Democratic Party if he fills out his term than if Democrats ourselves introduce the impeachment-resolution against him and pull the flush-cord on this one ourselves. In fact, it’s the only thing that can salvage the Party, not to mention perhaps, the country.

Jul 10 10:52

Alert: FEMA camps to pop-up up like wildflowers nationwide under new DoD authorization

INFLUX OF ILLEGAL ALIENS USED AS EXCUSE TO FURNISH AND ACTIVATE HUNDREDS OF NEW FEMA CAMPS NATIONWIDE UNDER REX 84 PROTOCOLS — MARTIAL LAW NEARING

Jul 10 10:32

Obama administration endorses Israel’s assault on Gaza

US BACKING COMES AMID RISING PALESTINIAN DEATH TOLL IN BESIEGED ENCLAVE

Jul 10 09:56

How the War on Drugs and the War on Terror Merged Into One Disastrous War on All Americans

The war on terror and the war on drugs have merged to form a hydra-headed monster that rapaciously targets Americans, particularly communities of color. Tactics and legislation used to fight terrorism in the U.S. have been turned on drug users, with disastrous consequences measured in lives, limbs and cash.

Jul 10 09:48

IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities

An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday.

The employee, whose name wasn’t mentioned in the announcement from the Office of Special Counsel, admitted to using his job for political purposes and agreed to the settlement that involved a 100-day suspension.

Jul 10 09:13

Democracy: No Longer for Sale?

Ah, 1961. The year — certain aspects of it, anyway — are almost impossible to remember. “Whites only” bathrooms, for instance.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing his arrest that year for using a “whites only” bathroom in Mississippi and, in the process, amping up outrage against Jim Crow segregation in the South and intensifying the civil rights movement’s global resonance.

Jul 10 08:52

Petition: Let’s Put Up “Unaccompanied” Illegals at White House

In response to inaction by the Obama administration and the federal government to confront the tidal wave of illegal immigrants streaming over the border into Texas, Alex Jones and Infowars have posted a petition on the “We the People” page at the White House.

We demand Obama and Congress take responsibility for the unprecedented influx of so-called “unaccompanied minors” streaming across the border. Specifically, since there is no practical way at this point to prevent thousands of people daily from illegally crossing into the United States – short of militarizing the southern border – we demand Obama and Congress house the immigrants in Washington DC.

Jul 10 07:38

Jewish Hate of Arabs Proves: Israel Must Undergo Cultural Revolution

Without a revolution based on humanist values, the Jewish tribe will not be worthy of its own state.

There are no words to describe the horror allegedly done by six Jews to Mohammed Abu Khdeir of Shoafat. Although a gag order bars publication of details of the terrible murder and the identities of its alleged perpetrators, the account of Abu Khdeir’s family — according to which the boy was burned alive — would horrify any mortal. Anyone who is not satisfied with this description, can view the horror movie in which members of Israel’s Border Police are seen brutally beating Tariq Abu Khdeir, the murder victim’s 15-year-old cousin.

Jul 10 07:35

10 Naked Truths About the American Police State

John W. Whitehead
Activist Post

“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself…Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.”—H.L. Mencken, American journalist.

It’s vogue, trendy and appropriate to look to dystopian literature as a harbinger of what we’re experiencing at the hands of the government. Certainly, George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm have much to say about government tyranny, corruption, and control, as does Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report. Yet there are also older, simpler, more timeless stories—folk tales and fairy tales—that speak just as powerfully to the follies and foibles in our nature as citizens and rulers alike that give rise to tyrants and dictatorships...

Jul 10 07:33

Chomsky, BDS And The Jewish Left Paradigm

The message to the Palestinian Western activists who worked for years to build a dialogue with the Jewish Left is simple and devastating – you went to bed with the wrong people. Trust in the Jewish left killed your resistance and seems to have killed whatever is left of your cause.

The verdict is clear. The occupation is not the problem; it is just a symptom of the problem. The Jewish state is a problem and it is a serious problem. The Jewish Lobby is an even greater problem and it is a global one. And as it seems, even the Jewish Left a la Chomsky is also a grave problem. At the very least it has been an obstacle that prevented the Palestinians from grasping the real context of their struggle.

Jul 10 07:09

Salvadoran Farmers Successfully Oppose the Use of Monsanto Seeds

Farmers across El Salvador united to block a stipulation in a US aid package to their country that would have indirectly required the purchase of Monsanto genetically modified (GM) seeds.

Thousands of farmers, like 45-year-old farmer Juan Joaquin Luna Vides, prefer to source their seeds locally, and not to use Monsanto’s GM seeds.

“Transnational companies have been known to provide expired seeds that they weren’t able to distribute elsewhere,” said Vides, who heads the Diversified Production program at the Mangrove Association, a community development organization that works in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador.

“We would like the US embassy and the misinformed media outlets [that are pressuring the Salvadoran government to change their procurement procedure] to know more about the reality of national producers and recognize the food sovereignty of the country,” he added.

Jul 10 06:24

Hillary shows her neocon colors: Attacks Snowden for revealing the truth of surveillance state

Who is the true patriot, Hillary Clinton or Edward Snowden? The question comes up because Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials, eliciting Glenn Greenwald’s comment that she is “like a neocon, practically.”

On Friday in England, Clinton boasted that two years ago she had favored a proposal by a top British general to train 100,000 “moderate” rebels to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria, but President Obama had turned her down. The American Thatcher? In that same interview with The Guardian she also managed to get in yet another shot against Snowden for taking refuge in Russia “apparently under Putin’s protection,” unless, she taunted, “he wishes to return knowing he would be held accountable.”

Jul 10 05:58

Emails Point to IRS Officials Using Instant Messages

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers investigating the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of conservative groups released new emails Wednesday suggesting that top IRS officials communicated through an instant-messaging system that wasn't routinely archived.

The revelation adds to lawmakers' concerns about the agency's handling of documents related to their inquiry into the IRS's alleged targeting of conservative tea-party groups for burdensome scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status.

Republicans already have criticized the IRS for losing about two years' worth of emails that could be important to the probe, largely because a computer hard drive belonging to a former top IRS official, Lois Lerner, crashed in mid-2011. Backup tapes storing the messages were routinely reused after six months.

The latest emails suggest that IRS officials used a separate instant-messaging system whose contents also weren't preserved.

Jul 10 04:38

Indonesia deadlock: court may decide new president

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world's third-largest democracy could be decided in court.

Wednesday's third direct presidential vote went smoothly, but fears of unrest surfaced after Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo and ex-army general Prabowo Subianto both declared a win after the quick count results were released.

The apparent deadlock has raised fears of political instability in the world's most populous Muslim nation and Southeast Asia's biggest economy. It could not only stymie the economic development but also stall the nation's young democracy, which has just begun to flourish after decades of authoritarian rule.

Jul 10 04:32

Sheriff: Prostitution, theft case against deputy is ‘police corruption’

Update at 2:19 p.m.: At this afternoon’s news conference, King County Sheriff John Urquhart laid out the case in detail, saying his office was looking into whether other deputies or commanders were involved or should have known of the illegal or improper activities alleged in the charges against Deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell.

“This is a form of police corruption, I believe,” Urquhart said.

In addition to the three charges, Urquhart said, the investigation uncovered that Holiwell, a SWAT officer and chief of the department’s shooting range, sold 19,000 pounds of brass from expended shell casings to three guns shops in exchange for equipment used by the SWAT team, including gun sights and barrels.

Urquhart said the investigation also showed that Holiwell was using steroids and selling them to others in and outside of the Sheriff’s Office.

Jul 10 04:10

The Federal Reserve Won’t Let Germany Inspect It’s Own Gold

The National Security Agency isn’t the only American organization upsetting some Germans. The US Federal Reserve holds 45 percent of Germany’s gold assets, and a plan to bring much of that back to its homeland is in jeopardy. Efforts to transport or even audit the billions of dollars worth of precious metal held by the US are being impeded by politics and the Fed itself, creating frustration for many of the plans supporters.

Jul 10 03:13

Gaza Death Toll Over 60, Israel Vows To Intensify Airstrikes

The death toll in Gaza has risen to 64 after 14 people – including seven women and children – were killed in Israeli airstrikes as Operation Protective Edge entered its third day. At least 18 children have been killed since Tuesday.

Jul 10 02:48

Israeli Airstrike Hits Cafe Packed With People Watching World Cup

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza on July 09, 2014 hit a civilian cafe packed with people watching the world cup.

Jul 10 02:18

Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

Just as the IRS tea party targeting scandal was erupting, Lois G. Lerner warned colleagues to “be cautious” about what information they put in emails because it could end up being turned over to Congress, according to an email message released Wednesday.

Jul 09 22:04

Cultures of Hate: Israelis, not Palestinians, Excel at Vengeance

As Human Rights Watch warned, Israel’s recent actions – mass arrests; armed raids; the killing of Palestinians, including minors; lockdowns of cities, house demolitions; and air strikes – amounted to “collective punishment”, international law’s euphemism for revenge, against Palestinians.

Jul 09 20:35

More Proof that the NSA Is Spying On American Politicians

The newly-published revelations from Edward Snowden show that the NSA and FBI spied on anAmerican citizen running for political office.

Jul 09 20:21

Washington’s Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire

Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington’s laws even when Washington’s laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries.

The examples are endless. For example, Washington forced Switzerland to violate and to repeal Switzerland’s historic bank secrecy laws. Washington executes citizens of other countries, as well as its own citizens, without due process of law.

Jul 09 18:38

Jewish Hate of Arabs Proves: Israel Must Undergo Cultural Revolution

Without a revolution based on humanist values, the Jewish tribe will not be worthy of its own state.

There are no words to describe the horror allegedly done by six Jews to Mohammed Abu Khdeir of Shoafat. Although a gag order bars publication of details of the terrible murder and the identities of its alleged perpetrators, the account of Abu Khdeir’s family — according to which the boy was burned alive — would horrify any mortal. Anyone who is not satisfied with this description, can view the horror movie in which members of Israel’s Border Police are seen brutally beating Tariq Abu Khdeir, the murder victim’s 15-year-old cousin.

Jul 09 18:23

Activists Release Public Domain Image of the NSA's Utah Data Center

Parker Higgins
Electronic Frontier Foundation

When EFF joined with a coalition of partners to fly an airship over the NSA's Utah Data Center, the goal was to emphasize the need for accountability in the NSA spying debate. In particular, we wanted to point people to our new Stand Against Spying scorecard for lawmakers. But while we were up there, we got a remarkable and unusual view...

Jul 09 18:19

More Proof that the NSA Is Spying On American Politicians

The NSA Has Become “J. Edgar Hoover On Super Steroids”

Jul 09 17:58

Breaking news!: Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq

They just keep tryin to set up a false flag! Some of the commenters have already caught on. Not goin ta work!

Iraq says “terrorist groups” have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north. Iraq's UN envoy has appealed for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

According to Iraq's UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, about 40 kilograms of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University. He added that such materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Alhakim told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

Jul 09 16:36

Ending the “Passionate Attachment” Allies in the Medieval-Modern Struggle

A fairly accurate summary by Harry Clark.

US diplomats, military and intelligence officers, politicians, academics and journalists critical of the US-Israel relationship,in Washington and elsewhere gathered On March 7, 2014 with other critics in Washington, at the Washington DC National Press Club for a “National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship.” The event was organized by the Council for the National Interest, If Americans Knew, Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, and Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. It was a full day of six panels with a total of 25 speakers. Despite the full program moderators kept the event on schedule. The ballroom of the National Press Club was filled, and the event was broadcast live on C-Span. Video of each panel and separate audio for each speaker, and near-complete transcripts, are at the IRMEP program page and the natsummit.org page. The proceedings survey Israel’s influence and its damage to the US.

Jul 09 16:33

Ex-Home Office worker says taxpayer's money was given to paedophile group

A former civil servant has insisted the Home Office did give grants to a paedophile group - and the payments were sanctioned by the police.

Tim Hulbert, who worked in the department’s Voluntary Services Unit which was responsible for distributing cash awards to community groups, said the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) did receive taxpayers’ money from the Home Office.

He added that the grants to PIE were made on the orders of the Special Branch.

Mr Hulbert’s account raises the prospect of the grants being in some way related to police infiltration of PIE, which was affiliated to Liberty, the civil rights group, and ultimately disbanded in 1984.

It also contradicts an official Home Office report, published earlier this week, which said the department had not “directly or indirectly” funded PIE, even though more than £470,000 was given to groups linked to it between 1974 and 1984.

Jul 09 16:22

Flashback:Sen. Paul Introduces Stand with Israel Act of 2014

proposed to cut off U.S. aid to Palestine until it agrees to a ceasefire with Israel and recognizes the right of the Jewish State to exist,

Jul 8, 2014
Rand Paul: "Amazing resistance from both republicans and democrats" to the Stand With Israel Act.

Jul 09 15:31

Quayle: Big changes are coming: “We are headed for a crisis… of biblical proportions”

Well known author, commentator and radio host Steve Quayle says big changes are coming to the world

Jul 09 13:29

‘Militarized’ SWAT Teams Under Scrutiny as Toddler Recovers From Grenade

Police SWAT teams are coming under growing pressure after a 19-month-old boy was critically injured by a SWAT grenade in his crib in Georgia. -- The boy, Bounkham Phonesavanh — known as Bou — is undergoing rehabilitation back home in Wisconsin this week after he was released from an Atlanta-area hospital following more than a month of treatment, which included putting him in a medically induced coma.

Jul 09 13:21

US government made at least $100 bn in improper payments last year

The US government estimates that it made about $100 billion in improper payments last year to those not entitled to receive them. The Medicare program only accounted for about half of the amount that was erroneously doled out.

Congressional investigators believe the number of inaccurate payments could be even higher. The House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations is scheduled to hold a hearing on Wednesday afternoon regarding the improprieties.

Jul 09 13:06

La Raza: The Klu Klux Klan with a Tan. The Real Racial and intolerant Agitators

We are told to tone down our rhetoric concerning the crises on the border and our opposition to Amnesty to illegal alines breaking the law. They speak openly about overthrowing the southwestern states with impunity. Homeland security leaves these groups alone while we are groped at the airports and harassed at these border patrol internal checkpoints in these Constitution free zones over the phony threat of Al Qaeda.

At the same time, the Tea Party groups who want the present immigration laws enforced, who are opposed to these open border policies and amnesty are harassed by Homeland security and the IRS.

Jul 09 12:51

Shock Report: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welfare Programs

Amid all the talk of recovery by politicians, economic officials and big business leaders, the fundamental numbers behind all the propaganda tell a starkly different story.

Home sales have dropped to record lows, more people are out of the workforce than anytime in the last 50 years, and cash-strapped consumers have run out of money to fuel economic growth.

Jul 09 12:01

Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidentally destroyed, says minister

It also comes at a time when MPs are demanding the Home Office urgently provide more information about 114 "missing" files that could have contained information about an alleged child abuse

Jul 09 11:30

CISPA's Privacy-Killing Successor Just Cleared Its First Hurdle

CISPA's successor, which civil liberties groups say is still awful for privacy and could threaten net neutrality, is moving forward despite those concerns—the Senate Intelligence Committee passed it yesterday, meaning it'll likely be voted on by the full chamber.

Jul 09 09:58

US Military Studied How to Influence Twitter Users in Darpa-funded Research

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

Jul 09 09:54

Rhode Island May Use DNA to Track Students; Federal Bill Passes House

Currently, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 mandates collecting blood samples from every newborn by heel prick. Labs then screen the samples for diseases. While many states allow for discarding the samples at that point, this bill would collect each newborn’s DNA in federal databases for subsequent medical research and, in one state, tracking its owners’ education progress.

Jul 09 09:39

City of Houston Sues Couple for Too Many Garage Sales

Jorge and Maria Ramos have been holding daily garage sales since 2011, making a little money to supplement Jorge’s disability income. He is blind in both eyes. They even have a permit from the state and thought they were doing everything by the book.

Jul 09 09:31

Obama calls for $3.7 billion border security “surge”

The Obama administration called on Congress Tuesday to approve $3.7 billion in funds to address what it has called a “humanitarian crisis” brought on by a wave of immigrants from Central America. The funds will go to expanding detention facilities and further militarizing the border with Mexico. The $3.7 billion figure is a significant increase from the $2 billion the administration had told newspapers it would be requesting.

Jul 09 09:30

Congress Knows About Government Sponsored Child Trafficking & Its Relationship to the Present Immigration Crisis

Today was the day that I was going to produce the final chapter on the present immigration crisis. What a difference 24 hours can make. It is with a heavy heart that I am compelled to state that there is so much new information surfacing about the current government planned and sponsored immigration crisis, that the end is no longer in sight.

Jul 09 08:24

An Israeli Jew’s apology to Palestinians

I want to apologize for the unforgivable, for the unfathomable, and for all those on my side who never will

Jul 09 08:02

TPP Negotiations Go Further Underground with Secret Meetings in Canada

Maira Sutton
Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF is in Ottawa this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, to influence the course of discussions over regressive digital policy provisions in this trade agreement that could lead to an increasingly restrictive Internet. But this round is different from the others—the secrecy around the talks is wholly unprecedented.

The Canadian trade ministry, who is hosting this round of talks, has likely heightened the confidentiality due to the mass public opposition that is growing against this undemocratic, corporate-driven trade deal...

Jul 09 07:25

Organ Harvesting in Ukraine Goes Unreported

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Unlike the terrorist offenses in Libya, Syria, and now Iraq, backed by the United States, the UK, the EU, members of NATO as well as regional collaborators such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Qatar, where any attempts to stop extremists from seizing entire nations is met by the West’s howling indignation and accusations of “human rights abuses,” the unmitigated brutality executed by literal Nazis in Ukraine against breakaway provinces in the east are accompanied by a hypocritical silence from the West.

Refugees streaming away from encircled and bombarded populated centers tell tales of mass murder, indiscriminate targeting of civilians, and even grisly accounts of forced organ harvesting taking place from the bodies of those killed by Kiev’s combined arms offensive, or from those kidnapped by criminal gangs operating in the vacuum of impunity afforded by the West’s silence...

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