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May 08 15:03

Revealed: NSA Labeled Al Jazeera Journalist a Member of Al Qaeda

The U.S. government labeled Al Jazeera journalist Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan a member of al Qaeda and put him on a watch list of suspected terrorists, new reporting by the Intercept has revealed.

May 08 13:48

Exposed: The real story of the 2006 “Basilica Attack” in Nazareth

For the first time in nine years, an Israeli family that was falsely accused by the Israeli authorities of trying to blow up a church in Nazareth, tortured by Israel and forced to flee to Palestinian-run Ramallah tells its story.

May 08 12:03

NATO Puppets Plan to Invade Syria ... Soon

By Brandon Turbeville

Reports are now filtering in that preparations for a direct military assault on Syria are being made by Turkey in concert with the Saudis and Qataris. These reports are suggesting that the military offensive will take place within the next few days. Some reports speculate that such action could take place further down the road in late June...

May 08 10:59

Hawaii is not legally a state!

It is easy to find the courage necessary to support a moral position if that position benefits oneself. True moral courage, however, is proven when one chooses to support that which is morally and ethically right even when such a position is to one's one detriment.

The people of the United States find themselves in such a position right now, forced to choose between a moral and ethical position that carries with it the potential for "inconvenience", or supporting the status quo and having to admit to themselves that they are not the champions of justice they imagine themselves to be. By the end of this article, you will know for yourself which one you are.

Most folks have heard that Hawaii is a state, one of the United States of America. Most people, including those who live in Hawaii, accept that statement as a fact.

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May 08 10:51

Ex-British diplomat Craig Murray predicts UK election results will accelerate arrival of an independent Scotland

Just as the SNP sweeps to utter domination of the Scottish presence at Westminster, the future of Scottish nationalism must move to a rejection of Westminster rule as illegitimate. That is the victory paradox.

There is no doubt that this is the best possible election result for achieving Scottish independence in the near term. The one thing that I believe might have postponed independence for decades, was a Labour Party government of the UK with SNP support, governing as Tory Lite but making the dreadful repressive UK state that little bit less openly vicious, the abuse a little bit more disguised, the wealthy corporate elite less openly triumphalist.

May 08 10:39

Alaska And Hawaii Accused The US Of Illegal Annexation And Occupation Of Its Territories

The indigenous peoples of Alaska and Hawaii appealed to the international community to ensure their right to self-determination in connection with the “illegal annexation” and “occupation” of the United States. It is reported by Tass.

http://whatisusa.info/alaska-and-hawaii-accused-the-us-of-illegal-anne...

May 08 10:37

DOJ to investigate pattern of racist policing in Baltimore

The United States Department of Justice announced Friday that after weeks of uproar and protest it would open an official investigation into the Baltimore Police Department to determine whether the discrimination and events that led to the brutal death of Freddie Gray were part of systemic pattern of abuse.

May 08 10:28

?Native peoples’ group seeks end to ‘US occupation’ of Alaska, Hawaii

A human rights group speaking in the name of indigenous populations of Alaska and Hawaii seek UN intervention to organize self-determination referendum in the US states, saying Washington has illegally occupied it since 1959.

May 08 10:25

Corporations pay American Council on Science and Health big money to push toxic products – Science for sale

A disgruntled faction of establishment scientists who claim to have a corner on scientific truth recently attempted (and failed) to unseat Dr. Mehmet Oz from his position as head of Columbia University’s Department of Surgery, maintaining that Dr. Oz shows “disdain for science” and promotes “quackery.” What these prideful fools aren’t divulging is the fact that they themselves are the true purveyors of quackery and anti-science, blatantly endorsing industry interests for pay under the guise of “science.”

May 08 10:16

Revealed: Four Clinton Foundation Trustees Charged or Convicted of Financial Crimes

Shocking revelations show that at least four Clinton Foundation board of directors have either been charged or convicted of financial crimes, including bribery and fraud.

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Hillary's poll numbers in New Hampshire have her trailing 3 GOP candidates. Now, NH is traditionally Republican, but for the presumptive Democratic candidate to be that far behind is ... well ... GOOD! :)

May 08 10:06

Trade associations still seeking injunction against Vermont’s GMO-labeling law

A group of food trade associations opposing Vermont’s food-labeling law for genetically modified ingredients will ask an appeals court for an injunction against the legislation. A federal judge already denied the group’s motion to block the law.

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the Snack Food Association (SFA), the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are seeking a preliminary injunction against a Vermont law that requires companies to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). US District Court Judge Christina Reiss denied the group’s request for a preliminary injunction at the end of April.

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May 08 09:59

GMO Opium? Super Seeds Produce More, Use Less Water for Afghan Poppy Crop

Opium production in Afghanistan has been surging for years despite all efforts to eradicate it, but this year mysterious high-yielding super seeds could create an even bigger crop - and more heroin on the market.

Afghan farmers are preparing for a bumper crop of the already lucrative poppies, as new seed promises larger, faster growing plants that need less water and produce more resin, the main ingredient in heroin.

May 08 09:28

Guns and Butter censored for first time in 11 years: show was about vaccine safety

Just to let you know, Bonnie Faulkner from Guns and Butter got word the other day from Pacifica KPFA that they would not be airing her interview with Gary Null about the recent vaccination bills currently floating around congress. The broadcast also discussed vaccine safety. This is the first time in 11 years that she has had a show censored.

Why, of all the controversial subjects she has handled over the years, are they going after her for a show on vaccines? This is outrageous as we have a couple of terrible bills that people should be educated about especially now before they become law.

Please call the station to complain about this censorship and demand they air it.

Thank you!

May 08 08:47

Why on Earth Is Obama Promoting TPP with Global Exploiter Nike?

Today President Obama is giving a speech promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Paradoxically, he’s chosen to give it at Nike headquarters in Oregon.

Nike isn’t the solution to the problem of stagnant wages in America. Nike is the problem.

May 08 08:41

IRS shocks federal judges with statement on targeting conservatives

According to critics of the Obama administration and the IRS, Americans must endure one of the most progressive and intrusive tax-collecting systems in the world. "It appears that the IRS which is supposed to be non-political has been turned into a 'sword' against anyone who dares to disagree with Obama's radical agenda," claims political strategist Mike Baker. "And while the IRS mercilessly pursues average Americans, they permit tax cheats such as Rev. Al Sharpton, who owes the IRS at least $4 million in taxes, to have access to the Obama White House and other parts of the administration. It's believed he's being let off because he has a TV show on MSNBC on which he echoes the Obama White House propaganda and talking points" Baker alleges.

May 08 08:30

American Psychological Association Secretly Aiding Government-Sanctioned Torture

Although a practicing clinical psychologist for over 30 years, I never joined the largest professional organization in the world, the American Psychological Association. I was not interested in my membership fees supporting lobbying the Government for favors. Now it has come out they’re doing much worse, secretly aiding Government-sanctioned torture

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These are the same people who have claimed that all normal human behavior, including wishing to eat healthy food, is a mental disease requiring expensive medication.

May 08 08:11

Washington’s NATO Envoy: ‘I get most info on Ukraine conflict from social networks’

This story proves that our ‘diplomats’ do not have a clue what they’re doing, much less what really happening.

May 08 07:53

Alaska And Hawaii Accused The US Of Illegal Annexation And Occupation Of Its Territories

The indigenous peoples of Alaska and Hawaii appealed to the international community to ensure their right to self-determination in connection with the “illegal annexation” and “occupation” of the United States. It is reported by Tass.

http://whatisusa.info/alaska-and-hawaii-accused-the-us-of-illegal-anne...

May 08 07:52

VA worker stole thousands, spent it on prostitutes, strippers

A former federal employee in Michigan has admitted to embezzling at least $150,000 from a Department of Veterans Affairs retail store and spending it all on an addiction to gambling, prostitutes and strippers, including lap dances from a stripper named “Ashley,” according to a criminal complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

May 08 07:39

'Penis' poll vote for Conservative MP 'deemed valid'

A returning Conservative MP giggled like a schoolboy after one disgruntled voter drew a penis next to his name on their ballot slip - only for the vote to count.

May 08 06:55

Chicago Pays $5.5 Million to Victims of Police Torture Racket

Isn't it sad this is a thing that exists?

Between 1972 and 1991, Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge led a group of rogue detectives known as “The Midnight Crew.” Their job was to gain confessions through torture using electric shocks, beatings, and mock Russian roulette; tactics he no doubt learned during his previous career as an MP in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Estimates vary as to how many people were tortured during his time as a police officer, with at least 120 cases being confirmed.

He was eventually fired in 1993, and the city has since paid out $100 million in settlements. An additional $5.5 million was approved on Wednesday by the city council, and was negotiated between the city, the victim’s lawyers, and Amnesty International. The ordinance also requires the city to provide psychological counseling and job placement for the victims.

May 08 06:54

British pollsters seek answers after getting election badly wrong

Britain's voters have delivered a painful blow not just to the Labour Party but also to the opinion pollsters, who had suggested a very different outcome to Thursday's election.

With votes counted in almost all of the 650 constituencies, the Conservatives were on course for an overall majority of over 326 seats in the House of Commons with Labour doomed to languish on the opposition benches with almost 100 fewer seats.

The result came as a complete shock to everyone after polls had been suggesting for months that the two big parties were neck-and-neck and neither of them would come close to winning an overall majority.

May 08 06:52

America's Main Problem: Corruption

This detailed list of American corruption is actually pretty staggering when you look at it and take it in all at once...

May 08 06:51

Australian PM Top Advisor: Climate Change “About a New World Order Under the Control of the UN”

This is the kind of quote that would have made big headlines half a decade back or so…

Now, the people at the top are openly admitting in everyone’s face that the global warming data has been falsified for years to bring about authoritarian, global control and it barely catches people’s attention.

May 08 06:50

More Neocon-Zionist Theater in Texas

Gellar’s ‘Draw the Prophet’ charade was the perfect bait for any would-be radical trying to make a name for himself, yet they allowed the provocation to proceed under the pretext of ‘upholding the first amendment.’

As the Garland police spokesman confessed, this had all been pre-planned months beforehand. Only the very naïve or hopelessly deluded will put any faith in the FBI’s lame-duck denials that they deliberately allow attacks of these sorts to take place, or organize them directly by way of informants, such as the one linked to Simpson.

May 08 06:17

Climate change is UN-led hoax to create 'new world order' – Australian PM's adviser

The Australian prime minister's chief business adviser says that climate change is a ruse led by the United Nations to create a new world order under the agency's control. The statement coincided with a visit from the UN's top climate negotiator.

Maurice Newman, chairman of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's business advisory council, said the UN is using false models which show sustained temperature increases because it wants to end democracy and impose authoritarian rule.

"It's a well-kept secret, but 95 percent of the climate models we are told prove the link between human CO2 emissions and catastrophic global warming have been found, after nearly two decades of temperature stasis, to be in error," he wrote in an opinion piece published in The Australian newspaper on Friday, without providing evidence.

May 08 05:56

#GE2015 result: David Cameron's Conservative Party wins overall majority

David Cameron’s Conservative Party has won an overall majority in the UK General Election. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has resigned after a crushing defeat, with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and UKIP's Nigel Farage also stepping down.

Addressing the nation on Friday afternoon, Cameron confirmed the Tories would form a Conservative majority government.

Cameron, who had just returned from a meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, said Britain "is on the brink of something special.”

May 07 20:26

Giggles the pig running for mayor of Flint, Michigan

Vote in the Swine and we'll all be fine. Vote Pig!You dig!

FLINT, Mich., May 7 (UPI) -- A Michigan pig named Giggles is "putting the pork back in government" by running for mayor of Flint.

May 07 19:54

Election 2015: SNP on course to wipe out Labour in Scotland, putting future of Union back in doubt

The Scottish National Party was on course for a virtual clean sweep of Westminster seats in Scotland after the exit poll predicted Nicola Sturgeon would win 58 out of 59 seats.

The SNP, which won just six seats in Parliament in 2010, was on course to wipe Labour off the map north of the border and place the stability of the Union back in question.

May 07 19:26

Police Responding to Home Invasion Call Shoot Home's Resident

OH! My God! A black guy with a gun. Shoot!

Police who were dispatched to a home invasion in South Carolina shot the resident, who now has "life-threatening" injuries, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said today.

May 07 16:49

The Pentagon Is Officially Training the ‘Moderate Syrian Rebels’ — Whoever They Are — to Fight ISIS

As I’ve previously reported, it is on record that the U.S. has trained and funded ISIS and without the U.S. government, ISIS would not be the threat we are told it has become.

Now our government is going to train and arm more people to fight the people the government armed and trained.

May 07 16:42

Election results: David Cameron has clearly won, says Gove

But Labour's shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said she was "puzzled" by the poll and urged people to wait for the results before making predictions.

"It doesn't reflect any of the conversations and responses we've had," she said.

May 07 16:12

Who Attempted the Covert Sterilization of Mexican School Children with Vaccines in 1974?

One of the strategies of war criminal Henry Kissinger's infamous 1974 National Security Study Memorandum 200 included, “Can technological innovations or development reduce growth or ameliorate its effects?”

Perhaps that’s why a group of people decided to forcibly sterilize groups of Mexican children against their will and parents wishes in December 1974 with a novel anti-fertility vaccine...

May 07 15:58

The exit poll no one expected

With projections showing the Conservatives only 10 seats short of a majority, Labour is in shock. Exit polls have been wrong before, but if this one holds, there’ll be inquests aplenty

Elections: "Shock" after "shock"...

May 07 15:52

Senate votes overwhelmingly to pass Iran nuclear bill

The US Senate on Thursday advanced legislation that would allow Congress to review a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, clearing a major hurdle after weeks of Republican infighting threatened the bill’s passage.

Senators overwhelmingly voted 98-1 in favor of the bill, with only Tom Cotton against its passage. Under the compromise, Congress would have 30 days to both review any nuclear accord with Iran and pass a resolution of disapproval. In the event that lawmakers passed such a resolution, Barack Obama would be unable to lift some of the congressional sanctions on Tehran.

May 07 15:09

Pentagon employees used govt credit cards for ‘gambling, escorts,’ audit reveals

A new audit by the US Department of Defense has reportedly revealed that Pentagon employees have been using their government credit cards to gamble and pay for other adult activities, including escort services.

The ‘Government Travel Charge Transactions’ audit, conducted by the Office of the Inspector General, found that civilian and military employees have been using their cards at casinos and for escorts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Politico reported, citing a Pentagon official.

May 07 15:03

Harris Poll: 81% Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Four in five support legalizing medical marijuana & half support recreational legalization. Many adults also believe marijuana is no more hazardous than alcohol...

May 07 15:02

A day full of ballot box and voting errors

People in Bedfont also received an apology, with 3000 people being affected by a misprint on their Polling cards sending them to the wrong address. A shuttle bus system had to be set up to transport voters between polling booths in Southville Road and Bedfont Library.

May 07 15:01

EMPIRE OF LIES

May 07 14:59

Bungling election chiefs accused of 'gross incompetence' as THOUSANDS of voters are denied the right to cast their ballots

Bungling election chiefs were accused of 'gross incompetence' today after thousands of voters were denied the chance to cast their ballots after a series of bureaucratic failures.

Furious scenes erupted at polling stations in London after people were told they could not vote - despite registering before the April deadline.

Hackney council said its online voter registration system had been overwhelmed by a surge in people trying to apply at the last minute and admitted around 100 people had been stopped from voting.

It also emerged that thousands of voters overseas - including 'hundreds' of serving soldiers and other MOD personnel - had not received their postal ballots in time for today's election.

May 07 14:58

'Angry and chaotic' scenes in London borough as queues grow and glitch hits voting systems

There have been “angry and chaotic” scenes in a London borough where more than 50 residents were warned they could be unable to vote in the general election due to a technical glitch with IT systems.

Many Hackney residents took to Twitter to complain about an apparent lack of organisation, meaning queues were growing and voters were becoming increasingly frustrated.

Twitter user Clare Qualman described “chaos” at Hackney Town Hall, where many were seeking advice this morning, writing: “Waiting with the disenfranchised at Hackney Town Hall - it's getting angry and chaotic.”

The Labour candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott, blasted the reported disorganisation as “ridiculous” on Twitter.

“This is so shocking. They have had five years to prepare for this election,” she said.

May 07 14:54

Election 2015: Exit poll puts Tories close to majority

The survey taken at polling stations across the UK suggests the Tories will get 316 MPs to Labour's 239 when all the results have been counted.

It suggests the Lib Dems will get 10 MPs, the SNP 58, Plaid Cymru 4, UKIP 2 and the Greens two.

The exit poll was conducted by NOP/MORI for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

The first election results are due before midnight with the final result on Friday afternoon.

The finishing line needed to form a majority is 326.

May 07 14:53

Oxford West and Abingdon voters missing postal ballots

About 150 postal voters in the ultra-marginal seat of Oxford West and Abingdon have not received their ballot papers for the general election.

The constituency saw one of the tightest races in 2010 when Conservative Nicola Blackwood won the seat from the Lib Dems by 176 votes.

May 07 14:52

From Prison, Chelsea Manning Proposes Free Speech Protection Bill

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army whistleblower currently serving a 35-year sentence for leaking thousands of internal military and State Department documents that helped expose wrongdoing by the U.S. government, has proposed legislation from prison aimed at helping others avoid her fate.

May 07 14:22

BEX Alert!!! - "McCain Slams NSA Ruling: 'People Seem to Have Forgotten 9/11' "

The court's ruling sharpens the focus on the ongoing congressional debate surrounding the program.

Sen Sen. John McCain said Thursday he is worried about a court's ruling, saying the program is necessary to fight terror.

"It is clear that 9/11 could have been prevented if we had known about the communications," the Arizona Republican, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Fox News. "We have to have that capability."

(Note: The "Newsmax" e-mail feed sent this article out with the Headline posted above: "McCain Slams NSA Ruling: 'People Seem to Have Forgotten 9/11'" . .. but notice when you connect to the source article the headline reads, "Appeals Court: NSA Phone Surveillance Not Legal" . .. that's definitely some "creative editing". . . lol)

May 07 14:20

Drone Deaths v. Broken Windows

Recent public opinion surveys reveal somewhat disjointed attitudes toward the legitimacy of violence, with Americans on one hand embracing violent policies as they pertain to assassinating suspected terrorists, and on the other rejecting the use of violent protests against police brut

May 07 14:16

Exit polls predict general election lead for Conservatives - but no majority

The Conservatives are set to remain the largest party according to the first exit poll.

David Cameron's party is set to increase its seats but remain short of a majority.

And the SNP are expected to dominate in Scotland.

May 07 14:14

Restore the Fourth

If you plan to visit a college campus this month, don’t be surprised if you see signs and placards encouraging you to “Restore the Fourth.” Restore the Fourth is not about an athletic event or a holiday; it is about human freedom. The reference to “the Fourth” is to the Fourth Amendment, and it is badly in need of restoration.

May 07 14:09

“Your” Car? Not So Much…

The government wants to control your car – how it’s made, what it comes equipped with and (of course) how you’re allowed to drive it. Now comes the other half of the pincers: The car companies want to prevent you from working on the thing.

May 07 13:30

The Texas Job Recession Is Now Literally “Off The Chart”

Job recession in Texas has not been this bad since the last of the second Great Depression

May 07 13:19

Feds collect record $472 billion in taxes in just one month

The federal government set a record tax haul in April, taking in nearly a half-trillion dollars in one month alone, according to Congressional Budget Office statistics released Thursday.

May 07 13:06

Why Nike Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Tomorrow President Obama will be giving a speech promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Paradoxically, he’s chosen to give it at Nike headquarters in Oregon.

Nike isn’t the solution to the problem of stagnant wages in America. Nike is the problem.Tomorrow President Obama will be giving a speech promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Paradoxically, he’s chosen to give it at Nike headquarters in Oregon.

Nike isn’t the solution to the problem of stagnant wages in America. Nike is the problem.

May 07 12:58

Ted Cruz Deemed ‘Defender of Israel’ by Shmuley Boteach

Presidential hopeful to receive award in May for ‘unwavering support’

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I have this radical idea. Let's start electing politicians who are devoted to the United States of America!

May 07 12:31

Legal Fees

May 07 12:28

Maine Bill Taking on NSA Spying Passes Committee 9-4

By Michael Maharrey

A Maine bill that would turn off support and resources to the NSA in the Pine Tree State passed out of committee by a surprisingly comfortable margin yesterday, despite intense opposition form the state attorney general...

May 07 12:17

Senate passes bill giving Congress right to weigh in Iran nuke deal

With a 98-1 vote, the US Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would give Congress review rights over the White House’s Iran nuclear deal. The bill is expected to pass in the House, and has president Obama’s support.

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Obama is "supporting" the bill only because he doesn't want an overturned veto on his resume!

May 07 11:26

Canada’s 57 Billion Dollar Surplus: The Government’s Massive Grab of Workers’ Money

Canada’s Finance Minister Joe Oliver delivered his budget in Ottawa on Tuesday April 21, and, as all budgets are political, this one not only sketched out the “major planks of the Tories’ fall campaign,” but its political nature is also characterized by what Prime Minister Harper has removed from it; a 57 billion dollar employment insurance surplus fund—as a result of a July 2014 Supreme Court of Canada ruling—thus allowing his government to circumvent the parliamentary system of budget scrutiny for such a large amount of money.

May 07 11:12

Baltimore police probe into black man’s death fails to support charges against cops

The Baltimore police investigation into the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody fails to support some charges filed by the city prosecutor, CNN reported on Thursday.

May 07 10:50

The High Cost of Centrally Planning the Global Climate

It seems that for the global warming lobby, all that is necessary to set everything right is to hand control of the global economy over to governmental central planners. In their minds, the machinery of government only needs to be set in motion, and everything will be done with righteous precision to preserve the climatological status quo by increasing the cost of energy and cutting economic activity. The costs of such a venture, whether in money or in human lives and human comfort, need never be considered, because, we are told, the only alternative is the total destruction of planet earth.

May 07 10:45

Billionaire sex-offender Jeffre Efstein public reapperance casts shadow on the Clintons

Billionaire, registered sex-offender and friend of former president Bill Clinton has reappeared in public alongside a young woman, reigniting tabloid-like speculation over the controversial figure’s ties to the Clinton family. Epstein faced a lawsuit in 2008 over allegations of sexual slavery, forcing the once president to reportedly cut ties with the wealthy businessman, but many are not letting the scandal pass.

May 07 10:39

US to Answer for Surveillance Practices on Global Stage

It only happens once every four and a half years, but it’s about to happen this month: the United States will appear before the assembled United Nations Member States to listen and respond to critiques of its human rights record. CDT has been working hard to ensure that the US’ surveillance practices are at the top of the agenda for this process, which is known as the Universal Periodic Review (“UPR”). We hope the official comments aired during the session will help to reinforce strong human rights standards around government surveillance and hold the US to account for its abuses.

May 07 10:35

The Clintons and Their Banker Friends the Wall Street Connection (1992 to 2016)

The past, especially the political past, doesn’t just provide clues to the present. In the realm of the presidency and Wall Street, it provides an ongoing pathway for political-financial relationships and policies that remain a threat to the American economy going forward.

May 07 10:15

Postal vote blunder will leave some "unable to vote"

AN administrative blunder could prevent a number of residents from voting in tomorrow’s general election.

Some residents say they have never received their postal voting forms.

More than 20 residents posted on our Facebook page to say they have been affected in a matter of a few hours yesterday.

They said they phoned Colchester Council to report the problem and were told many people had been affected.

May 07 10:12

General Election 2015: Investigation into reports of 'missing' Wirral postal vote forms

An investigation is to be launched into reports of missing postal vote papers in Wirral.

The local authority has confirmed it has had more than three dozen requests for ballot papers to be re-issued in the closely fought Wirral South marginal seat - but insists the papers had been sent out.

Wirral South is one of the marginal seats which could decide the General Election – Labour held the seat with a majority of just 531 back in 2010.

May 07 09:33

Concerns over ballot rigging after last-minute flood of postal votes

A last-minute deluge of postal votes allegedly sparked concerns about ballot rigging at Milton Keynes Council.

Instead of the anticipated four or five ballot boxes, 18 brimming boxes containing more than 4,600 votes turned up at the council offices yesterday.

Today election organisers insisted nothing seemed amiss – and blamed postal delays caused by the bank holiday.

May 07 09:29

Postal vote error in key election battleground

More than 25,000 Walsall voters could be affected by ‘confusing’ postal vote envelopes that would see their cast votes being sent back to them.

May 07 09:27

Polling ‘scandal’ affects thousands - despite Hackney Council denying problems last week

Hackney Council has been forced to admit there has been a problem issuing thousands of voters with ballot papers – many of whom may have lost out on their chance to vote tomorrow.

May 07 09:24

Election glitches leave some unable to vote

Dozens of people planning to vote in the closest election for decades were turned away from polling stations on Thursday morning.

Voters in parts of east London and Dorset were told that IT glitches meant they were not registered on the electoral roll, despite many having polling cards.

Meanwhile, some Britons who live abroad have complained that postal votes have arrived too late to guarantee they can exercise their democratic rights.

In Hackney, where at least 30 people queued to complain outside the town hall, Alix Rowe was one of those left disenfranchised by the problems.

May 07 09:06

Pentagon employees used govt credit cards for ‘gambling, escorts,’ audit reveals

A new audit by the US Department of Defense has reportedly revealed that Pentagon employees have been using their government credit cards to gamble and pay for other adult activities, including escort services.

The 'Government Travel Charge Transactions' audit, conducted by the Office of the Inspector General, found that civilian and military employees have been using their cards at casinos and for escorts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Politico reported, citing a Pentagon official.

May 07 09:04

Bill Clinton Puts Blame for Family’s Scandals on Accountant

Bill Clinton put the blame for his foundation’s foreign donor scandal on the accountant who filed its taxes in his Monday interview with NBC News.

May 07 08:49

Appeals court rules NSA bulk data collection illegal

A federal appeals court ruled the National Security Agency’s controversial mass collection of Americans’ phone records is illegal.

May 07 08:46

Election shambles: Council recalls ballot papers after missing off UKIP candidate

Voting has continued as normal in Darlington after it was revealed the name of one candidate was missing from ballot papers.

Some 89 voting slips were distributed to one polling station without the name of UKIP candidate David Hodgson.

Darlington Borough Council re-issued correct papers and said there will be no changes to the polling procedure in the constituency.

May 07 08:29

WHY THE NEW WORLD ORDER WILL FAIL

When someone mentions “The New World Order,” it conjures up thoughts of conspiracy involving the Illuminati, the Freemasons, Skull and Bones, old privileged family wealth and royal lineage. Beneath that you think of the already bought and paid for world leaders and the secret agenda. And you might be right. When I think of the New World Order, I’m thinking of an idea. It’s an idea that’s as old as war itself. How many times must we keep hearing this same ideology? Every single empire from the beginning of man had this same dream. You know the one, the dream of controlling everything beneath the sky from horizon to horizon.

May 07 08:20

NORTH CAROLINA OFFICERS ARRESTED IN MAJOR DRUG BUST

More than a dozen law enforcement officers, including 11 in North Carolina, have been arrested in a government sting that included the FBI, the government announced Thursday. Thomas Walker, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, said multiple people were arrested Thursday morning in a major sting of cocaine and heroin operations. Those arrested include five current members of the Northampton County sheriff's office. They were charged with trafficking cocaine and heroin up and down the I-95 corridor.

May 07 08:16

MILLIONS OF CARS TRACKED ACROSS US IN 'MASSIVE' REAL-TIME DEA SPY PROGRAM

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using license-plate reader technology to photograph motorists and passengers in the US as part of an official exercise to build a database on people’s lives. According to DEA documents published on Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the agency is capturing images of occupants in the front and rear seats of vehicles in a programme that monitors Americans’ travel patterns on a wider scale than previously thought.

May 07 08:11

Judge Orders Activist To Pay For Mayor's Neck Pain

By Brandon Turbeville

In 2015, outrageous arrests, nonsensical verdicts, and felonious rulings have become the norm in the US Justice system. In the case of Rev. Edward Pinkney, however, it appears that all three have coalesced to make up one open case of political imprisonment...

May 07 07:53

Town Installs License Plate Scanning Cameras in Cactuses

The town of Paradise Valley in Arizona has installed license plate scanning cameras in fake cactuses with no public consultation whatsoever, just days after the DHS announced its intention to revive a nationwide version of the program.

May 07 07:48

5 Ways Police Have Already Started The Next Civil War

Police sure are crazy in Baltimore, huh? Trick question! Police are crazy pretty much everywhere — including Canada, as I’ve previously discussed. In fact, relations between the police and the general public have gotten so out of hand that, in some ways, you could argue that it’s taken on all of the major characteristics of a war.

May 07 07:41

A fantasy that explains Globalism

Imagine this fantasy. In Indiana, all citizens are under the gun. They must work in factories where the wage is 20 cents an hour. There are no unions. When unions start to form, the leaders are arrested or killed. Employers and the state government provide unsanitary crowded dormitories for worker housing. No citizen of Indiana can leave the state legally without a special passport.

May 07 06:27

MEET THE PATRIOT ACT 2.0

The U.S. government is on the verge of passing a surveillance bill that some are calling the Patriot Act 2.0. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, aka CISA, will double down on all the bulk data the government has already been collecting on you. Plus now it’ll allow businesses to share your personal info with the government and with each other – if they deem what you’re doing a threat. But we all know that’s open to interpretation.

May 07 06:16

CALIFORNIA TRIO ACCUSED OF RUNNING ROGUE MASONIC POLICE FORCE

Three people have been charged in California with impersonating law enforcement officers after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states. They said they belonged to a group called the Masonic Fraternal Police Department, which they claimed dated back to the Knights Templar. One of the trio is a junior aide to California’s attorney general.

May 07 04:35

CIA 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED' IN AFGHANISTAN: AFGHAN POPPY FARMERS SAY NEW SEEDS WILL BOOST OPIUM OUTPUT

It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin. The plants grow bigger, faster, use less water than seeds they've used before, and give up to double the amount of opium, they say.

May 07 04:32

WALL STREET TITANS WHO CRASHED GLOBAL ECONOMY IN 2008 GO BIG FOR TPP

Even as millions and millions of Americans—represented by thousands of labor, environmental, family farm, consumer, faith, Internet freedom and other advocacy organizations—continue to stand firmly in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, those backing the TPP, including President Obama and a large majority of the Republican caucus, still have two dedicated demographic groups pledging their allegiance to the cause and arguing the so-called "free trade agreement (FTA)" would be good for average workers and the economy overall: billionaires and Wall Street titans.

May 06 21:44

UK Elections: A Cynical Electorate - More than a “Royal Baby Bounce” Needed

For great swathes of the UK, Prime Minister Cameron is seen as an arrogant, out of touch, over-privileged aristocrat who hates the poor, disadvantaged, elderly, disabled, affordable social housing, those unable to find work in a shrinking job market and just about anyone not from his money-mired hunting and country mansion pals. In a family tree festooned with titles he is also a lineal descendent of King William IV.

Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband’s popularity is faring little better, especially since Tony Blair pitched up, all teeth and perma-tan, to “support him 100%”, also donating £100,000+ in £1,000+ bundles to one hundred Labour parliamentary candidates. Endorsement by Blair after Iraq is the kiss of electoral death.

May 06 17:54

Wall Street titans who crashed global economy in 2008 go big for TPP

Executives from the financial institutions who received TARP funds, (L-R) Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, JPMorgan Chase & Co Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, The Bank of New York Mellon CEO Robert P. Kelly, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis and State Street Corporation CEO and Chairman Ronald Logue testify before the House Financial Services Committee February 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

May 06 17:14

EU unveils plans for global investor court

The EU’s trade chief has unveiled plans to set up a global court to decide on disputes between investors and governments in a bid to defuse one of the main controversies in the ongoing EU-US trade talks. A "concept paper" published on Tuesday (May 5), drafted for trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, stated that the EU should “pursue the creation of one permanent court,” to rule on so-called investor state dispute settlement (ISDS).

May 06 16:06

Ultra-Secrecy Surrounds Barack Obama’s New Global Economic Treaty

Barack Obama is secretly negotiating a global economic treaty which would destroy thousands of American businesses and millions of good paying American jobs. In other words, it would be the final nail in the coffin for America’s economic infrastructure. Obama knows that if the American people actually knew what was in this treaty that they would be screaming mad, so the negotiations are being done in secret. The only people that are allowed to look at the treaty are members of Congress, and even they are being banned from saying anything to the public. American workers are about to be brutally stabbed in the back, and thanks to all of this secrecy and paranoia they won’t even see it coming.

May 06 15:33

America’s Main Problem: Corruption

Government corruption has become rampant:

Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes

Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants

An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, then spent 2-6 hours each workday watching porn. He’s been doing it for years … but the EPA never fired him. Another EPA employee harassed 16 women co-workers … and then was promoted to a higher-paying job with more responsibility, where he harassed more women

NSA spies pass around homemade sexual videos and pictures they’ve collected from spying on the American people

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