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Jun 11 05:02

TOP SECRET DOCUMENTS DETAILING INVESTIGATION INTO POLAND’S SECRET TAPES AFFAIR ARE PUBLISHED ON FACEBOOK

Thousands of pages of confidential reports from an investigation into Poland’s secret tapes affair – including top secret information about the personal details of state security officers – have been published online, in what the head of the office of the prime minister has called ‘the biggest leak in history’.

Jun 11 04:58

IMF DATA SHOWS ICELAND'S ECONOMY RECOVERED AFTER IT IMPRISONED BANKERS AND LET BANKS GO BUST - INSTEAD OF BAILING THEM OUT

'It is dangerous that someone is too big to investigate - it gives a sense there is a safe haven.' 'It is dangerous that someone is too big to investigate - it gives a sense there is a safe haven.'?

Iceland’s finance minister has announced a 39 per cent tax on investors looking to take their money overseas.

The country has imposed the tax to prevent it hemorrhaging money as it loosens bank laws imposed six years ago, when Iceland made the shocking decision to let its banks go bust.

Iceland also allowed bankers to be prosecuted as criminals – in contrast to the US and Europe, where banks were fined, but chief executives escaped punishment.

The chief executive, chairman, Luxembourg ceo and second largest shareholder of Kaupthing, an Icelandic bank that collapsed, were sentenced in February to between four and five years in prison for market manipulation.

Jun 11 04:57

IMF DATA SHOWS ICELAND'S ECONOMY RECOVERED AFTER IT IMPRISONED BANKERS AND LET BANKS GO BUST - INSTEAD OF BAILING THEM OUT

'It is dangerous that someone is too big to investigate - it gives a sense there is a safe haven.' 'It is dangerous that someone is too big to investigate - it gives a sense there is a safe haven.'?

Iceland’s finance minister has announced a 39 per cent tax on investors looking to take their money overseas.

The country has imposed the tax to prevent it hemorrhaging money as it loosens bank laws imposed six years ago, when Iceland made the shocking decision to let its banks go bust.

Iceland also allowed bankers to be prosecuted as criminals – in contrast to the US and Europe, where banks were fined, but chief executives escaped punishment.

The chief executive, chairman, Luxembourg ceo and second largest shareholder of Kaupthing, an Icelandic bank that collapsed, were sentenced in February to between four and five years in prison for market manipulation.

Jun 11 01:03

If Your BS Detector Isn’t Shrieking, It’s Broken

Wishing it was true doesn’t make it true–it makes you a chump who fell for the con.

Once upon a time in America, no adult could survive without possessing a finely tuned BS detector. Herman Melville masterfully captured America’s fascination with cons and con artists in his 1857 classic The Confidence-Man, which I discussed in The Con in Confidence (October 4, 2006).

An essential component of the American ethos is: don’t be a chump. Don’t fall for the con. And if you do, it’s your own fault. The Wild West wasn’t just thieves shooting people in the back (your classic “gunfight” in the real West)–it was a simmering stew of con artists, flim-flammers and grifters exploiting the naive, the trusting and the credulous.

Jun 11 01:01

Socialist Tyranny Summed up in a Single Photo

Do you live in a tyrannical society, ruled by a powerful and affluent, elite class? If you’re not sure, you can find out with this easy two-step process. First, ask yourself if your leaders live a life of luxury while the masses are mired poverty. And then ask yourself if these leaders flaunt their wealth without any fear of what the public might think or do in response.

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Jun 10 22:42

Diane Rehm Presses Sanders On Whether He’s US-Israel Dual Citizen

An interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stopped in its tracks on Wednesday when NPR's Diane Rehm repeatedly pressed the Democratic presidential candidate whether he was a citizen of Israel.

Jun 10 22:29

Expecting 'Goodies' for Fast Track Vote? New Report Cautions Lawmakers on Broken Promises

Lawmakers banking on "special favors" in exchange for their votes on controversial trade legislation risk "political peril," according to a new report from the watchdog group Public Citizen.

Jun 10 16:53

Diane Rehm Presses Sanders On Whether He’s US-Israel Dual Citizen

An interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stopped in its tracks

Jun 10 15:45

Health care sellout on a global scale: Secret TPP trade deal to hand worldwide price monopoly to Big Pharma

It turns out that there is another globalist player at the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiating table – Big Pharma – and if things go the industry’s way, all competition will be crushed, and the world will be at its mercy

Jun 10 15:32

This County In Oregon Completely Banned GMO Crops. Here’s Why That Matters For The Environment.

On June 5, Oregon’s Jackson County became the newest county in the U.S. to have an active ban on the growing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). -- The Genetically Engineered Plant Ordinance went into effect following the partial dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a group of noncommercial alfalfa farmers on May 29. The farmers sought to overturn the GMO ban, viewing the ordinance as a violation of their economic and legal rights.

Jun 10 15:23

Barack Obama: No Jack Kennedy

A half century ago – at the peak of the Cold War – President Kennedy appealed to humankind’s better nature in a daring overture to Soviet leaders, a gamble that brought bans on nuclear testing and a safer world, a bravery that President Obama can’t seem to muster, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Jun 10 15:23

John Smith: Inequality a "worrying trend in British politics" General Election 12 June 1987

John Smith attended the Bilderberg conference in 1991 and kicked off about it all saying he wanted to bring some real economists to the next one.

Jun 10 15:21

Bilderberg Deploys Hi-Tech Jamming to Shut Down Communications

The secretive Bilderberg Group has deployed a hi-tech jamming system to shut down communications around the site of the elitist confab’s luxury hotel in order to strangle media coverage of the event.

Jun 10 15:17

Record Number of Americans Renounced Their U.S. Citizenship in 2015

Between January and March of 2015, a record 1,336 Americans renounced their U.S. citizenship, according to a quarterly report by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that was published in The Federal Register.

Jun 10 14:54

Will Albert Woodfox Be Freed? Louisiana Fights Release of Longest-Serving U.S. Prisoner in Solitary

Louisiana has delayed the release of former Black Panther Albert Woodfox, the longest-serving U.S. prisoner in solitary confinement.

Jun 10 14:43

A Rapprochement Or Just Wishful Thinking?

The current jockeying by potential candidates for the 2016 presidential elections is a perfect example of how true national interests are sacrificed for the sake of personal gains.

Iran could prove to be a powerful strategic partner to the United States, as long as its independence and regional influence are not threatened.

Jun 10 14:38

Israel’s systematic abuse of the rights of the child

Marianne Azizi describes the systematic, state-approved and financially-motivated abuse of the rights of the child in Israel, which breaks up families, institutionalises children, and enforces the forced adoption and fostering of children.

Jun 10 14:09

FBI Versus FIFA - Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power

The FBI agents who broke the International Football Federation scandal in late May by getting a bunch of foreigners arrested in Switzerland are naturally convinced that their sole purpose is to combat corruption. American ideologues who advocate “R2P” – the “right and responsibility to protect” – have no doubt that U.S. armed intervention is a suitable way to protect human rights. Air Force officers who bomb people in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Yemen take it for granted that they are eliminating terrorism.

Jun 10 13:55

Log of Members Who Read Obamatrade Bill — Also Locked in Private Room!

Congress is being so secretive about Obamatrade that Congressional authorities are not only keeping the text of President Barack Obama’s various trade deals secret, they’re also keeping the log that lists which members of Congress went to go read the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) private as well.

Jun 10 13:49

Airlines struggle to please the modern passenger

[Passengers] want a nice, reliable experience at a normal price,” CEO says -- Does that include not having things stolen or broken, and my junk not being fondled?

Jun 10 13:43

The Illegality of NATO

Violation of the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principles:

In recent years, participation in NATO has made European countries accomplices in US efforts to achieve global hegemony by means of military force, in violation of international law, and especially in violation of the UN Charter, the Nuremberg Principles.

Jun 10 13:42

Ron Paul slams militarization of US police

Former US congressman Ron Paul has condemned the militarization of police departments in the United States after a video showed police officers attacked a group of black teenagers in Texas. -- The video released on YouTube last week showed white police officer Eric Casebolt drew his gun at teenagers during a pool party in McKinney.

Jun 10 13:38

You’re Much More Likely To Be Killed by a Toddler...

...than a 'terrorist'. -- As We Show In This Updated list, You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Brain-Eating Parasites, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, Choking On Your Meal, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” than by Terrorists.

Jun 10 13:25

‘Surprise’—Obamacare insurers desire double-digit hikes

Many Obamacare customers could be looking at surprisingly large price increases next year—if insurers get their wishes. -- Health insurance premiums for individual plans in major U.S. cities would rise by an average of 12 percent in 2016 if the newly proposed prices are approved, a new analysis finds.

Jun 10 13:23

Protests Planned For Rep. Pelosi’s District Office

Protesters will rally outside her San Francisco office around noon on Tuesday

Jun 10 13:20

Medical examiners don’t have to return all organs

Medical examiners don’t have to return to families all organs from autopsied bodies or even tell them parts are missing, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday.

Jun 10 13:18

Don't Be Fooled: New Bipartisan Authorization for Use of Military Force Greenlights Endless War

Amid a dearth of congressional debate, and fresh announcements of more troop deployments to Iraq, a group of bipartisan lawmakers is pushing yet another piece of legislation authorizing open-ended and geographically-limitless war against the Islamic State or ISIL.

Jun 10 13:12

China Launches Internet Police, Governments Everywhere Jealous

By James Holbrooks

On June 1 China’s Ministry of Public Security announced the formation of an Internet police force that would actively patrol social media. For Chinese citizens it was official confirmation of what they already knew—the government is monitoring their speech. Dubbed “Internet Police Inspection and Law Enforcement,” the program consists of a network of social media accounts tasked with, among other things, preventing the spread of “improper” words and detecting “illegal and harmful information.”...

Jun 10 13:09

Moronic Jeb Bush contributes to anti-Russian propaganda

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has vowed to take a tougher stance to tamp down Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “aggression” should he become president of the United States.

“He’s a bully,” Bush said in his first foreign speech of the 2016 campaign in a trip to Europe on Wednesday.

Jun 10 12:53

Obama Commits Treason

Jun 10 12:51

Canada’s police-state bill passes final parliamentary hurdle

With yesterday’s ratification of Bill C-51 by the Senate, the Conservative government’s police-state legislation requires only royal assent in the form of the Governor-General’s signature to become law.

Framed by Stephen Harper and his Conservative government as an anti-terrorist measure, Bill C-51 dramatically expands the powers of the national security apparatus to spy on and suppress opposition to the ruling elite’s agenda of austerity and imperialist aggression.

Jun 10 12:27

Revealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama’s Trade Agreement

Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama’s executive authority when it comes to immigration matters.

Jun 10 12:17

The Denver PD Will No Longer Allow Its Officers to Shoot at Moving Cars Unless They Are Being Fired Upon

I suppose this is… a… victory for the people?

Apparently, it used to be a mere recommendation not to just open fire on cars with people in them who might not even be armed or a real threat.

A recommendation the Denver cops who shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old girl driving a stolen car back in January didn’t take.

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Jun 10 11:17

BILDERBERG GROUP’S TRANSHUMANIST CORPORATE COMMUNISM

The elusive, secretive Bilderberger Group is set to meet this week in Watford, England with plans to reportedly hand the “baton” of leadership on to Google. I recall back in 1999 first reading about the Bilderberg Group on an obscure conspiracy site now long gone. At that time, if you mentioned the Bilderberg Group or other leftist elite combines, you were considered insane. Indeed, even a few years ago, major news and so-called “conservative” news refused to mention Bilderberg, with neo-con talkmongers cowering to what they falsely consider capitalism. While it may be considered a good sign that Bilderberg is now appearing in mainstream news due to sites like Drudge and Infowars forcing the elite entity into public view, Bilderberg is still able to hide behind a mask of so-called capitalism.

Jun 10 11:12

Friday Vote: Congress Rushing the TPP Through Even Though They Know Americans Will Lose Their Jobs

There's nothing free about free trade.

The only reason Congress is holding out to vote on the TPP until Friday according to Politico is "They’re trying to resolve a last-minute hangup over aid for workers who lose their jobs to free trade":

House leaders, confident but not yet certain they have the support to pass sweeping trade legislation, are aiming to bring the package to a floor vote by the end of this week — even as they rush to resolve a last-minute hangup over how to pay for aid to displaced workers.

This means Congress is WELL AWARE a lot of people are about to lose their jobs once the TPP that none of us have even gotten to read goes through...

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Jun 10 11:08

Bill Clinton pressured lawyer to drop lawsuit against child sex partner

"The last thing Bill and Hillary Clinton want Americans thinking about is the image of their own teenage female children being pawed at by the likes of filthy rich, powerfully well-connected people such as 'Slick Willie,' Prince Andrew, and the self-righteous, protector of women's rights, Alan Dershowitz," said the private investigator.

Jun 10 10:58

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ATTEMPTS TO TACK 20 YEARS ONTO MAN'S SENTENCE FOR POSSESSION OF BOOKS

"The government is trying to use my case to establish a legal precedent, where even if a person is not charged with actual terrorism offenses they can still try them as a ‘terrorist’ using the sentencing adjustment,” Robertson told The Intercept. “This is not just about prosecuting my case specifically, it’s about creating a precedent whereby the government can simply go through the books you own and use them to frighten people into believing that you’re a terrorist."

Jun 10 10:28

Livin' on a Prayer: Hillary to Fundraise With Bon Jovi

Hillary Clinton will be fundraising later this month with Dorothea and Jon Bon Jovi, according to an announcement on the candidate's website. The event will be held in New Jersey.

Tickets to the June 29 event cost $1,000 for the cheapest ticket and $2,700 for premium seating.

Jun 10 10:14

Why are Congressmen Signing Non-Disclosure Forms on Obama’s Secret Treaty?

Those who have been to this classified room to read it cannot discuss; and, it has been stated, most recently by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), that members of Congress are required "to sign a non-disclosure agreement" that assures no member who has read it will discuss it.

According to former Arkansas Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, "Obamatrade is a secret deal that most members of Congress who support it admit they haven't been to the secret room to read the secret deal."

Jun 10 10:06

Republican House Members Receive Rubber Stamps from Fight for the Future Ahead of Plans to 'Fast Track' President Obama’s Secret Trade Agenda

Late last week, House Republicans started to receive hand-delivered packages in large white envelopes addressed to each Representative by name and purportedly “from” President Barack Obama. The packages contained a satirical letter to Congress from the President asking Republicans, “Please rubber stamp my secret trade agenda.” The packages also contained a rubber stamp of the President’s face along with the text, “I approve President Obama’s secret trade deal.” Finally, the packages contained a fact sheet headlined, “Facts to Ignore when Rubber Stamping my Trade Deal.”

Jun 10 10:06

Imperial Overstech

Toward the end of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, America stood alone at the top of the world — the sole superpower.

After five weeks of “shock and awe” and 100 hours of combat, Saddam’s army had fled Kuwait back up the road to Basra and Bagdad.

Jun 10 09:48

Protests mount against US-backed regime in Ukraine

In the latest eruption of mass protests against the US puppet government of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, thousands of demonstrators swept through the streets of Kiev this weekend. Marchers demanded cancellation of martial law decrees, the repeal of subsidy cuts that have driven up the price of energy and foodstuffs, and the reversal of cuts to wages and pensions imposed by the government.

Jun 10 09:40

545 people are responsible for the mess, but they unite in a common con

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don't have the constitutional authority to vote n appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code. The Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy. the Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of 238 million- are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

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Jun 10 09:11

Jeb Bush in Berlin: remember my dad's role in cold war, not my brother's in Iraq

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Okay, with a Bush you get a War. I got it!

Jun 10 09:06

US police kill more in days than other countries do in years: Guardian

A comprehensive database published by the Guardian newspaper shows that police in the United States kill more Americans in days than the police in other countries do in years.

Jun 10 09:06

Driven Mad by Brutal Government

Governments have a number of ways that they can drive people insane. There are constant psychological assaults, and sometimes, something as simple as staying quiet and being indifferent can break someone’s mind. The following people weren’t insane to begin with, until they somehow got involved with a government agency. It led to them becoming so broken down that they may now be just empty shells of who they once were.

Jun 10 09:02

What Is the Use of Mass Surveillance?

Increased state surveillance can be thought of in several different ways, depending on where you stand.

Jun 10 08:53

TIGTA: IRS Can’t Verify Qualifications For Obamacare Subsidies

In response to the delays in receiving required Exchange Periodic Data submissions, the IRS developed contingency plans in an effort to improve its ability to ensure the accuracy of PTC claims. However, without the required enrollment data from the Exchanges, the IRS will be unable to ensure that all taxpayers claiming the PTC bought insurance through an Exchange as required.

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Is there anything about Obamacare that is actually working? Anything at all?

Jun 10 08:00

USA Police State Celebrated as Defense of Freedom

One needs a wicked sense of humor these days to fully appreciate the present moment in American history, as a supposedly free country debates which police state practices to adopt, while ignoring any thought that maybe the United States should not be a police state at all.

Jun 10 07:54

Fallacies in Modern Medicine: The HIV/AIDS HypothesisBy Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

Could the hypothesis that the multi-billion-dollar HIV/AIDS medical-pharmaceutical establishment bases its actions on be wrong? In 1987, Peter Duesberg, a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, who isolated the first cancer gene, and in 1970 mapped the genetic structure of retroviruses, published a paper in Cancer Research questioning the role of retroviruses in disease and the HIV/AIDS hypothesis in particular [4]. Then, in 1988, he published one in Science titled “HIV is Not the Cause of AIDS.” [5] As a result, Dr. Duesberg became a pariah in the retroviral HIV/AIDS establishment, which branded him a “rebel” and a “maverick.” Colleague David Baltimore labeled him “irresponsible and pernicious,” and Robert Gallo declared his work to be “absolute and total nonsense.”

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Gallo was the man who claimed the discovery of the link between HIV and AIDS which triggered a public and legal battle with the Pasteur institute which claimed they had found the link. The shouting match overshadowed early concerns that both Gallo and Pasteur were following the wrong track, and given the potential profits arising from the resulting shared patent, nobody wanted to risk the possibility that the products based on those patents might actually be worthless.

Jun 10 06:54

IRS EMAILS ADMIT THEY KNOW TARGETING ACTIVISTS IS WRONG BUT DON'T CARE

The DOJ won't prosecute IRS official Lois Lerner for contempt! Ronald Machen, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told House Speaker John Boehner in a seven-page letter this week that he would not bring a criminal case to a grand jury over Lerner’s refusal to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in March 2014.

Jun 09 22:42

Congress Somehow Magically Didn’t Notice the FBI Created a ‘Small Air Force’ to Spy on Us?

At this point it is ludicrous and hard to watch mainstream media sources pretend to be outraged at the inaction of Congress in the face of the growing police state. In this particular instance, it’s regarding the news that the FBI had created a small fleet of surveillance planes to spy on us wholesale.

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Jun 09 20:12

Army doctor who trained U.S. troops suspended for macabre, ketamine-assisted sexual experiments

U.S. Army Medical Corps retired Lt. Colonel John Hagmann (L) is seen being presented the William P. Clements, Jr. Outstanding Uniformed Educator Award by Dr. Sam Nixon (R) during the U.S. Military's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 1989 Commencement Exercises. [handout] Holy crap, this Reuters story by John Shiffman is bonkers.

Jun 09 16:49

Failure : Homeland Security looks for leaker of report on airport-checkpoint failures

“What we’re doing clearly isn’t working,” said Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). “We need to think outside the box.” -- (Could stop groping people for starters... maybe stop them from stealing our stuff... or breaking it? Just a thought...)

Jun 09 16:43

Logistics 101: Where Does ISIS Get Its Guns?

By Tony Cartalucci

Since ancient times an army required significant logistical support to carry out any kind of sustained military campaign...

The lessons of history, however clear they may be, appear to be entirely lost on an either supremely ignorant or incredibly deceitful troupe of policymakers and news agencies across the West...

Jun 09 15:36

Guess How Many Nations In The World Do Not Have A Central Bank?

Central banking has truly taken over the entire planet. At this point, the only major nation on the globe that does not have a central bank is North Korea. Yes, there are some small island countries such as the Federated States of Micronesia that do not have a central bank, but even if you count them, more than 99.9% of the population of the world still lives in a country that has a central bank.

Jun 09 15:31

You Have Two Choices Folks (Medical "System”)

In virtually any other industry the routine practices in this “industry” and the associated “insurance” industry with it would be considered felonies at both a state and federal level, implicating RICO, The Sherman, Clayton and Robinson-Patman acts at the federal level and consumer-protection laws in the states.

Jun 09 14:55

A Zionist project to criminalise criticism of Israel

Lawrence Davidson describes how Israel and its Zionist stooges in North America and Europe are working behind closed doors and subverting Western domestic laws in order to destroy the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement

Jun 09 14:44

EXTREME TUBERCULOSIS STRAIN BROUGHT INTO USA

A female patient with an extremely hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, D.C., and federal and state officials are now tracking down hundreds of people who may have been in contact with her.

Jun 09 14:33

10 Reasons the TPP Is Not a ‘Progressive’ Trade Agreement

“We have an opportunity to set the most progressive trade agreement in our nation’s history,” it states on BarackObama.com, the website of the president’s “Organizing for Action” campaign.

Jun 09 14:31

Dempsey reassures Israel it will keep military edge

The top US military officer is reassuring Israel it will maintain a military edge over potential adversaries, including Gulf Arab states, regardless of whether Washington completes a nuclear deal with Iran.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the statement Tuesday in Jerusalem after meeting in Tel Aviv with his Israeli counterpart and Israel's minister of defense.

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"We'll just raise taxes again to pay for it all!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 09 14:03

Free Speech: R.I.P.

If an argument cannot stand the test of being pushed to an “extreme,” then it is not valid in the least-extreme scenario either. Today’s anti-free-speech radicals have a closed mind when it comes to hearing extreme cases, because extreme cases highlight logic. Thus, the only way they can protect their positions is to silence those who speak out against them.

Jun 09 14:00

Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny

Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.”—George Orwell -- The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Jun 09 13:47

Student Debt Strikers Call Fed's Loan Forgiveness Plan a Bureaucratic Sham

Despite a new announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that it will begin a process of debt-forgiveness for students cheated into high-priced loans by predatory for-profit colleges, one of the groups most responsible for lobbying to have the debts erased is reacting bitterly, saying the plan is more complicated than it needs to be and that those already victimized by one government-backed scheme should not be put through the ringer for a second time.

Jun 09 13:16

Flashback: Bilderberg Decides World’s Political, Economic Policies, Says NATO Secretary-General

Taxpayers are coughing up the millions spent on security for the Bilderberg Group they’re not allowed to know about even though the private meeting sets political and economic policies for their country. -- If this isn’t tyranny, what is?

Jun 09 12:26

Bilderberg To Discuss Capital Controls on Consumers While HSBC Pays $40 Million Money Laundering Fine

The powerful Bilderberg Group will discuss imposing more capital controls on average citizens while HSBC, whose Group Chairman will attend the conference, is set to pay more than $40 million dollars for illegal money laundering involving arms dealers and helping the wealthy avoid taxes. -- It’s very much a case of do as we say, not as we do

Jun 09 12:08

Hastert to make court appearance

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) will appear in court on Tuesday to face charges of lying to federal authorities and attempting to evade bank reporting requirements for alleged hush money payments.

Hastert's arraignment Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Chicago will mark his first public appearance since his indictment was released on May 28. He is slated to appear before U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Durkin to enter his plea.

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The plea was "not guilty."

Jun 09 11:39

The Geopolitics of the US' Global Decline: Washington vs. China in the 21st Century

For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn’t know it in Washington, though. America’s political, national security, and foreign policy elites continue to ignore the basics of geopolitics that have shaped the fate of world empires for the past 500 years.

Jun 09 11:28

Cameron backpedals on threat against anti-EU ministers

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has withdrawn his threat to sack ministers over an ongoing dispute on Britain’s stay in the European Union.

Jun 09 11:23

Obama’s EPA Regulations: 6,552x As Long As Constitution; 46x As Long As Bible

EPA has issued an average of about 1.45 regulations per calendar day since Obama became president -- Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 3,373 new final regulations, equaling 29,770 pages in the Federal Register and totaling approximately 29,770,000 words, according to a count of the regulations published in the Federal Register.

Jun 09 11:19

The White House’s Contingency Plan if it Loses on Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Blame Republicans

Obamacare continues pathetic downward spiral -- The White House has long insisted that it has no contingency plans in place should the Supreme Court rule against the administration in King v. Burwell, a case that challenges the legality of Obamacare’s subsidies in the 36 states that opted not to create their own health insurance exchanges under the law.

Jun 09 11:13

DHS IS TRAINING EMS AND FIREFIGHTERS FOR URBAN WARFARE

DHS's new "First Responder Guide For Improving Survivability In IED or Active Shooter Incidents" describes in great detail how firefighters and EMS personnel are being trained by DHS and work alongside law enforcement. In it's "First Responder"guide, DHS claims active shooter incidents and IED's in America are increasing.

Jun 09 11:12

Meet RCEP: Yet Another Big Bad Trade Agreement No One Has Heard Of

Rival free trade agreements battling it out for economic supremacy in the Pacific region

Jun 09 11:03

MEET RCEP: YET ANOTHER BIG BAD TRADE AGREEMENT NO ONE HAS HEARD OF

Between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and the six states with which ASEAN has existing FTAs (Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand). RCEP negotiations were formally launched in November 2012 at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia.

Jun 09 10:59

BILDERBERG GOES IT: SHADOWY CLUB TO TALK AI, CYBER-SECURITY

The club that has been bringing together west’s most influential financiers, media moguls, industry captains, politicians and royalty for over six decades, is meeting this week in Austria. Some 140 guests are to visit the Telfs-Buchen alpine resort, where this year’s conference is to be held, just 20 km from the site of the G7 summit. The group has published its agendaand guest list ahead of the four-day private event.

Jun 09 10:55

Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMOs

When famous rock stars start singing against rogue corporations like Monsanto, you know the world has changed. When they write songs that trumpet their boycott of their favorite coffee shop, the necessary sea change in awareness may be just around the corner.

Jun 09 10:53

MONSANTO EXPOSED FOR TRYING TO HIDE 'UGLY HISTORY' BY DITCHING ITS NAME

"The merger process is still ongoing, and it's clear that Monsanto will keep making offers," Ruskin told Common Dreams. "It's so telling that Monsanto wants to ditch its own name. It speaks to how strong rejection of the company is in the United States and around the world."

Jun 09 10:50

BUSTED: Freshman GOP Rep Admits She Hasn’t Read Obamatrade, Backs MSNBC’s Defense Of Deal Secrecy

Freshman GOP congresswoman Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) has been on television pushing Obamatrade—appearing Monday on Morning Joe on MSNBC to do so—but her office admits publicly she hasn’t read the bill she wants to fast-track through Congress.

Jun 09 10:49

Clinton charity took up to $10 MILLION donation from African church which called homosexuals 'devils' - despite Hillary's support for gay marriage

Hillary Clinton's charity accepted a substantial donation from an anti-gay African church which has likened homosexuals to the Devil, Daily Mail Online can reveal.

The 2016 Presidential candidate took money for her sprawling health nonprofit from the Cameroon Baptist Convention whose official policy is that being gay 'contradicts God's purpose for human sexuality'.

Jun 09 10:46

Legislators Strip Funding For Warrantless Use Of Stingrays By FBI, Take Money From The DEA To Buy Bodycams

The passage of appropriations bills is a seemingly casual process in which any legislator can attempt to hitch his or her hobbyhorse to it as it makes its way slowly to a vote. (And then to a government shutdown.) “Rob Peter/Pay Paul” amendments are offered for quick floor votes, adding millions to one program while siphoning the equivalent amount from another. Other amendments are simply of the “Rob Peter” variety, in which funding is stripped from programs or activities a legislator doesn’t agree with.

Jun 09 10:33

TSA FAIL: TSA allowed 73 Airport Employees with Links to Terrorism to work at Nation’s Airports

Only a week after a report surfaced showing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to catch explosives and weapons going through their airport security checkpoints in 96% of their tests, the TSA is again showing how utterly incompetent they are at keeping us safe.

Jun 09 10:30

Carbon Credits: The Future World Currency

You know, those predatory loans globalists offer 3rd world countries knowing they will never be able to produce a high enough GDP to even service the interest on the debt, let alone the principle? Then just like with every other situation in regards to this scam, once they fail to pay back the loans, the IMF and World Bank take control of all the resources and production, and give it back to industrialized countries’ corporate entities.

Finally, as a solution, a conference or summit is formed, usually by none other than, the U.N. The conference is held and blame is put on the super powers for the “rise” in greenhouse gasses and ocean temperatures.

The solution? Implement one of two options, or possibly a mix of the two.

Jun 09 10:24

Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court’s decision on spying

The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.

Jun 09 10:21

Pfizer Report Warns of Possible Zoloft and Birth Defect Link

A Pfizer Inc. report shows a scientist warned executives last year about a potential link between the anti-depressant drug Zoloft and birth defects and recommended changes to the medication’s safety warning.

The document from a Pfizer drug-safety official might complicate the company’s efforts to fend off lawsuits brought by parents of children with malformed hearts. Pfizer has consistently rejected suggestions Zoloft caused newborn abnormalities and said Monday the document was taken out of context by lawyers suing the company.

Pfizer faces more than 1,000 suits alleging the company sold Zoloft, once the U.S.’s most-prescribed anti-depressant, knowing it could cause cardiac abnormalities in newborns. The company successfully defended in the first lawsuit to go to trial in April, before the disclosure of the document last week in a Philadelphia case.

Jun 09 10:19

Batsh*t crazy : Scientists Are Coming Up With ‘Last Ditch’ Remedies for Climate Change

As talks aimed at slowing global warming drag on, researchers are pushing new ideas that some are calling last-ditch attempts to avert the worst effects of climate change

Jun 09 10:18

Deutsche Bank Offices Raided By Authorities

Just two days after Deutsche Bank co-CEOs Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen announced their resignations, the bank's offices in Germany, France, and the UK have been searched by authorities.

Jun 09 10:11

Growing number of celebrities, VIPs buying armored cars

A growing number of celebrities and VIPs — worried about kidnapping or violent attacks — are demanding armored cars that are as luxurious as limos.

Jun 09 10:07

Report: Pfizer ‘Hid Link’ Between Anti-Depressants and Birth Defects

Pharmaceutical mammoth Pfizer faces more than 1,000 lawsuits from victims who say that the company knew about the relationship between birth defects and their #1 best-selling anti-depressant. A claim that Pfizer has, of course, battled against.

Jun 09 09:59

As Fast Track Vote Approaches in House, Democrats May Have Last Word

The U.S. House of Representatives is gearing up for a vote on the contentious legislation that could grant President Barack Obama increased power to speed so-called “trade” deals through Congress, and its fate is still up in the air as foes and allies draw their battle lines.

Jun 09 09:51

Hillary's plans to stuff the ballot box

Since Hillary won’t have the youthful exuberance that propelled Obama to his unlikely double victory, she plans to build a whole new electorate out of people who didn’t vote for Obama. That’s the gist of her speech in Houston last week, which her friends at MSNBC called a “far-reaching vision for expanding access to the ballot box.”

Who are the new voters to whom Hillary wants to give “access to the ballot box”? They include felons and non-citizens, along with anyone who can’t prove identity, citizenship, or residence within the voting precinct.

She also plans to harvest millions of new votes by expanding the dangerous practices of same-day registration and early voting, which enable Democrats to badger, berate, bribe, or bamboozle reluctant low-information voters to the polls. Democratic Party and union workers can identify reluctant voters and harass them until the party worker verifies that they have actually cast their ballot.

Jun 09 09:48

Struggles With Finances Track Marco Rubio’s Career

For years, Senator Marco Rubio struggled under the weight of student debt, mortgages and an extra loan against the value of his home totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. But in 2012, financial salvation seemed to have arrived: A publisher paid him $800,000 to write a book about growing up as the son of Cuban immigrants.

Jun 09 09:31

British ‘world-record sniper’ says he can still see and smell the people he killed in his nightmares

The British sniper who holds the world record for the longest confirmed kill has said he has been “hung out to dry” by the Army since being discharged.

Jun 09 09:30

Supreme Court Protects Abusers, Fails Victims - Again

The Supreme Court has a very mixed track record when it comes to protecting women. As a domestic violence advocate, Criminologist, and activist for a decade, I am deeply concerned that the U.S still fails to prioritize women’s safety. Given that globally more women ages 15-45 die from men’s violence than of cancer, malaria, war and traffic accidents combined, far more needs to be done to protect women and girls. The courts can and should play a far bigger role in doing so.

Jun 09 09:26

US Police Do Not Hire Intelligent People: Ex-CIA Contractor

The United States police departments do not employ relatively intelligent people so that they cannot act compassionately and logically when encountering criminals, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.

Jun 09 09:17

CNN UNVEILS NEW STUDIO TO PRODUCE ‘NEWS-LIKE’ CONTENT FOR ADVERTISERS

CNN is creating an in-house studio that will produce news-like content on behalf of advertisers, a move that reflects marketers’ growing desire for articles and videos that feel like editorial work.

Jun 09 09:14

Rand Paul Completely Ignores Anniversary of USS LIBERTY Massacre by Israel

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul callously ignored the 48th anniversary of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty yesterday. On social media, Paul tried to hawk copies of his new book, promoted an upcoming congressional baseball game, and repeatedly boasted that he now has '2 million followers on Facebook!' Rand Paul regularly posts about all sorts of obscure anniversaries and events, such as when he celebrated 'National Hug Day!' earlier this year. The U.S.S. Liberty slaughter, however, where 34 American sailors were killed and many others permanently maimed and injured, doesn't warrant a mention from the allegedly pro-American senator. Rand Paul often gives speeches oddly noting that 'Israelis Don't Burn American Flags' and even admitted in a 2013 Senate speech that he visits with Israeli groups daily." Paul also insists that Israel is "one friend that never leaves our side, has never wavered." [See our site RandPaulZionist.com for much, much more on this topic.]

Jun 09 09:09

‘Horrific’ Police Beating in California Caught on Camera

The brutal aftermath of a violent confrontation last Friday between the police and a man in Salinas, Calif., was captured on camera, uploaded to YouTube and shows what the police chief there described as “horrific” and “inflammatory.”

Jun 09 09:08

VIDEO: ‘HORRIFIC’ POLICE BEATING IN CALIFORNIA CAUGHT ON CAMERA

The brutal aftermath of a violent confrontation last Friday between the police and a man in Salinas, Calif., was captured on camera, uploaded to YouTube and shows what the police chief there described as “horrific” and “inflammatory.”

Jun 09 09:02

The New Colonialism

A glorious feature of our world, poets and artists remind us, is the bountiful array of different shades, colors and hues of the human race. Our differences are truly worth celebrating. How dull and boring to all be of the same spirit.

Jun 09 08:53

EMAILS: CORPORATE LOBBYIST THANKS US TRADE REP FOR PASTING HIS WISH-LIST RIGHT INTO TPP

A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit has extracted emails between corporate lobbyists and US Trade Rep officials working on the secretive, corrupt Trans Pacific Partnership treaty. No one is allowed to know what's in TPP -- members of Congress were kept in the dark until the last minute, then threatened with prison if they blabbed. But of course, America's top corporate lobbyists not only got to see TPP, they helped to write it.

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