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Mar 13 23:55

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Mar 13 21:50

Christopher Bollyn 2015 “Solving 911 Ends the War”

In the name of 9/11, “wars have been waged, governments overthrown, and an untold number of lives sacrificed.” Yet 9/11 is an unsolved crime of terrorism and mass murder, with no trial and no serious investigation. This elaborately planned criminal deception was carried out “with the intention that the public would be deceived with a false explanation blaming the atrocity on Osama Bin Laden and Al Quaida....”

Christopher Bollyn states he has written “Solving 9-11: the Deception that Changed the World” because he could not remain indifferent and silent...”as the lies about 9/11 were used to wage wars of aggression and transform American into a police state.”

Mar 13 21:32

US says UN will approve final nuclear deal between Iran, P5+1

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said that the United Nations Security Council would endorse any final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group.

"We would anticipate that, if we're able to reach a joint comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 and Iran, an endorsement vote would be held by the UN Security Council," Psaki told reporters on Friday.

She added that Washington’s unilateral restrictions imposed against Tehran would be in place, even if the UN Security Council decides to ease its sanctions on the country.

Iran and the P5+1 group -- the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany -- are currently working to complete the outlines of a nuclear deal by the end of March after they reached an interim agreement in November 2013.

The two sides have by the end of June to clinch a final agreement.

Mar 13 21:29

Boston Bomber Checks Expiration Date of Milk

You just can't trust the government anymore to guard us against bad milk.

Mar 13 20:35

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (1 of 7)

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The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
Instructions: Economics studies the creation and management of money, goods, and services. In order to understand the multi-trillions-value topic of how money is created, this assignment has you:

Read conservatively non-controversial text to understand the mechanics of how what we use for money is created.

Mar 13 20:27

Romney warns President Obama over Iran nuclear deal

Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has warned US President Barack Obama not to reach an agreement with Iran over the country’s nuclear program.

In a USA Today op-ed published Friday, the former presidential candidate suggested that Obama could silence critics like him by walking away from the deal and that would be “courageous” and “right.”

“Turning down a weak deal may be too much to expect from a president who walked back from his own red line in Syria, but we can hope,” Romney wrote.

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Okay, so Romney is considering a run in 2016 and is kissing Israel's butt!

Mar 13 20:26

Does Drinking Water Cause ADHD? New Study Calls Out Fluoride

A new study has found a correlation between the use of fluoride in drinking water across the United States and the rise in Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses.

Mar 13 20:25

China Yutu Rover Just Changed Everything We Thought We Knew About Our Moon

The “Jade Rabbit” discovered at least 9 subterranean layers beneath the lunar surface, 5 more than was previously thought.

Scientists believe the layers are a result of ancient lava flow between strata of regolith, the moon’s soil.

Mar 13 20:24

Knights Templar win heresy reprieve after 700 years

The Knights Templar, the medieval Christian military order accused of heresy and sexual misconduct, will soon be partly rehabilitated when the Vatican publishes trial documents it had closely guarded for 700 years.

Mar 13 20:12

Reports link Islamic State recruiter to Canadian Embassy in Jordan

Canada’s embassy in Jordan, which is run by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s handpicked ambassador and former top bodyguard, is being linked in news reports to an unfolding international terrorism and spy scandal. The federal government refused to comment Friday on multiple Turkish media reports that a foreign spy allegedly working for Canadian intelligence – and arrested in Turkey for helping three young British girls travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants – was working for the Canadian embassy in Amman, Jordan.

Mar 13 19:32

US Accuses Iraqi Military Of War Crimes, Continues To Support ISIS

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

With the recent and largely successful battle for Tikrit conducted by the Iraqi security forces combating Western-backed ISIS fighters who have controlled the city for some time, Iraq has once again forced itself into the brief headlines of international media. Yet the subsequent claims of war crimes committed by these security forces have also found their way into the public discussion, most notably in the West.

Thus, there are a number of questions that surround the events on the ground and the manner in which they are being reported in the West that must be looked at closely in order to fully understand the events that are transpiring...

Mar 13 18:04

The Ruby Ridge Massacre – (And Bill Maher Laughs At It)

Ruby Ridge was the site of a deadly confrontation and siege in northern Idaho in 1992. It involved Randy Weaver, his family, Weaver’s friend Kevin Harris, and agents of the United States Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation. It resulted in the death of Weaver’s son Sammy, his wife Vicki, their family dog Striker, and Deputy US Marshal William Francis Degan.

Mar 13 16:17

U.S. soldiers in full combat gear spotted training at local airfield

Armored military vehicles, by the thousands, being relocated to underground bunkers as combat ready troops train for coming civil unrest

Mar 13 16:16

Why we have a Second Amendment


Guy shot in the face did not died. My Mistake.

Mar 13 15:47

Mauna Kea webcam showing today's blizzard

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Because the observatory is at 14,000 feet, there is actually less snow than lower down the side of the mountain as most snow clouds do not reach high enough.

Mar 13 15:43

Texas Representative Proposes Bill to Make Filming the Police Illegal for Everyone But MSM

On Tuesday, a bill was filed by Texas Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), HB 2918, which would turn private citizens who film police into criminals.

Mar 13 15:37

Commerzbank fined $1.5bn for doing business with sanctioned Iran and Sudan

Germany’s second biggest bank, Commerzbank, is to pay $1.45 billion (€1.36 billion) in fines to settle US Justice Department charges over transactions with sanctioned companies in Iran and Sudan.

Mar 13 15:32

Ongoing harassment and restrictions on farmers around Nablus

Early spring marks an important time of the year for farmers around Nablus, where critical work must be done to ensure a quality olive harvest in October. In high tension regions, where farmers risk settler attacks while accessing their land, District Coordination Offices have negotiated to ensure specific days when Palestinians can access their land under the “supervision” of Israeli forces.

Mar 13 15:29

UK Defense ‘Sales Rep’ Philip Hammond Talks-up a War with Russia

NATO’S INSIDE MAN: Hammond has always been very enthusiastic about increasing tension with Russia, which means more arms sales.

““We are now faced with a Russian leader bent not on joining the international rules-based system which keeps the peace between nations, but on subverting it,” Hammond loudly proclaimed during a speech in London (he could easily been talking about Tony Blair there).

In actuality, the opposite is true. What has Russia done to Britain? Nothing.

Conversely, the facts show that Britain has done more to undermine Russian security and destablize the Ukraine than any other nation outside of the US.

Mar 13 15:24

US retail sales vs cons confidence

Mar 13 15:14

NATO's Massive Show of Force in Latvia - What's the Endgame?

The end goal of the EU/NATO saber-rattling targeting Russia, he said, is to "reinforce the existing supranational institutions of the West – the European Union, on the one hand, and the transatlantic bond on the other." Russia as the enemy will give some meaning and legitimacy to the ongoing maintenance of the European Union and NATO. The EU leadership is firmly behind this project, he added, but it remains to be seen how much of the population supports such a gambit.

Mar 13 15:11

Ex-governor of Ukraine’s Zaporizhia region found dead in his home

Peklushenko’s body - with a bullet in the neck - was found in the Solnechnyi village on Thursday. Law enforcers are working at the scene.

Mar 13 14:51

Corrupt British Government in Bed with Sinister Energy Companies

The Conservative party is failing to stand up to energy companies because its election campaign is reliant on donations from the industry, the shadow Cabinet Office minister Jonathan Ashworth has said.

Mar 13 14:45

U.S. Is Seeking Billions From Global Banks in Currency Manipulation Settlement

The U.S. Justice Department is seeking about $1 billion each from global banks being investigated for manipulation of currency markets, according to two people familiar with the talks.

The figure is a starting point in settlement discussions, with some banks being asked for more and some less than $1 billion. One bank that has cooperated from the beginning is expected to pay far less, one of the people said. Penalties of about $4 billion are on the table, according to one of the people, though the number could change markedly.

Mar 13 14:44

NASA Signals Crisis: “California Has About One Year of Water Left”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

The California drought has already been alarming enough not only for residents of the state – whose water supply was never secured, and has constantly been the source of heated controversy – but those across the country and globe who depend up on its agriculture for survival.

As SHTF reported back in November, NASA scientists have already warned that California’s groundwater supplies are at critical low points, and threatening the food supply.

Now, Jay Famiglietti – the same NASA hydrologist who led the previous report – is sounding an all-out alarm that California has less than one year of water remaining based on satellite image data:

Mar 13 14:19

Venezuela Next on Neocon Hit List for Regime Change

Venezuela seems to be following Ukraine on the neocon hit list for “regime change” as Washington punishes Caracas for acting against a perceived coup threat. But a broader problem is how the U.S. conflates “free markets” with “democracy,” giving “democracy” a bad name, writes Robert Parry.

Mar 13 14:01

Reports: “Israeli Soldier Killed As Syrian Army Targets Gunmen In Quneitra”

According to reports by the Almayadeen News Agency and the Al-Akhbar News Agency, an Israeli officer was shot and killed, a few days ago, “during a meeting between Israeli officers and officials of the Free Syrian Army” in al-Quneitra city, southwest of Syria.

Map: Quneitra governate
The reports allege the officer was among a number of Israeli commanders who met with leaders of the “Free Syrian Army” a few days ago, including Abu Osama an-Na’imi, who was also killed in the incident.

They said the officer; referred to as “Johnny,” was killed when Syrian soldiers targeted a site belonging to the Free Syrian Army in the al-Fitian town, in the Quneitra suburb.

According to the Almayadeen report, the Israeli commander, in addition to Abu Osama and, a Jordanian officer, were planning to attack Daraa and al-Quneitra to obstruct the Syrian army after it managed to advance into the area for the first time since mid-February.

Mar 13 13:58

Majority of Germans in favour of 'Grexit'

In a survey conducted by the Politbarometer of the Mannheim Research Group, 52% of respondents said that Greece shouldn’t stay in the eurozone, 40% said Greece should, and 8% weren’t sure.

Mar 13 13:36

US War on ISIS a Trojan Horse

ISIS could not be a more effective part of America’s plans to overthrow the Syrian government and destroy the Syrian state if it had an office at the Pentagon.

Mar 13 13:25

Donetsk and Luhansk Denounce Kiev for Sabotaging Minsk Obligations

The heads of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR have appealed to Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, saying that Kiev is sabotaging its obligations under the agreement signed in Minsk in February this year.

Mar 13 13:21

Russia, Vietnam need no advice in military-technical sphere - ambassador

Russia and Vietnam need no one's instructions or recommendations regarding bilateral military and technical cooperation, Russia's Ambassador in Hanoi Konstantin Vnukov said on Friday.

Mar 13 13:19

No U.S. Lethal Aid to Kiev

The US has armed Islamist Jihadists, why then wouldn't it arm Ukrainian Neo-Nazis?

Mar 13 13:16

Entire board of Spanish bank resigns amid money laundering probe

The entire board of Spain’s Banco de Madrid has resigned after its Andorran owner was accused by the US of money laundering for clients from China, Russia and Venezuela.

Mar 13 13:05

Kiev Admits Existence of Contracts on Delivery of Lethal Weapons From EU

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine has contracts with a range of EU countries on delivery of weaponry, including lethal.

Mar 13 13:02

The Real Story Behind the Republicans’ Iran Letter

The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican Senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm.

Mar 13 12:48

“US-NATO Military Operations Aimed at Russia”: This Is a Declaration of War

It’s all just far too neat and tidy to be seen otherwise. This is not a conspiracy but a well designed military plan to take down Moscow. They are playing with fire. In some respects the ‘project’ is now impossible to stop. The question for the moment is how long will this attack on Russia go on and what level of conflict will result? Will it go nuclear? If so the world is fucked.

Mar 13 12:47

Kiev has 24 hours left to designate territories with special status in Donbas — DPR envoy

If the mentioned decision is not taken within 24 hours, then the whole world will see that Kiev is not planning to stick to the road map agreed in Minsk, the DPR envoy to the Contact Group says

Mar 13 12:47

Iraq’s Sectarian Purges Throw a Wrench in US War Strategy

Taking back ISIS-held towns for the Iraqi military has become a much bigger long-term problem than anyone expected. It’s not just the fighting that’s the problem, it’s the brutality that comes afterward.

A Shi’ite dominated military, backed by Shi’ite militias, chased ISIS out of a Sunni town, and atrocities are soon to follow. Sunnis are rounded up on flimsy pretexts by the winning troops, tortured and sometimes killed.

Publicly, the US has tried to downplay this, but officials are conceding that privately the Pentagon has repeatedly warned Iraqi leaders about atrocities.

Mar 13 12:46

Chilean accused of murder, torture taught 13 years for Pentagon

A member of the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s brutal secret police who’s been accused of murder taught for more than a decade at the Pentagon’s premier university, despite repeated complaints by his colleagues about his past.

Jaime Garcia Covarrubias is charged in criminal court in Santiago with being the mastermind in the execution-style slayings of seven people in 1973, according to court documents. McClatchy also interviewed an accuser who identified Garcia Covarrubias as the person who sexually tortured him.

Despite knowing of the allegations, State and Defense department officials allowed Garcia Covarrubias to retain his visa and continue working at a school affiliated with the National Defense University until last year .

Mar 13 12:45

Netanyahu Turns Congressional Address into Campaign Ad

Israel’s election commission was very clear about not wanting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress to be political in nature. Just weeks before the vote, they made networks in Israel broadcast the DC speech on a five minute tape delay in case the PM did any illegal campaigning mid-speech.

He got through the speech, but fading in most recent polls, Netanyahu is now trying to politicize his visit to the US, making his new campaign ad center around his visit, and the approval he received from the US Congress.

Mar 13 12:43

The World Rejects USA Attempt To Manipulate Venezuela

On Monday, President Obama announced a "special state of emergency," saying that the situation in Venezuela is one that represents an extraordinary danger to U.S. interests and foreign policy. He also imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials, claiming that they were complicit in repressing Venezuelan civil society and freedom of the press.

Mar 13 12:32

UN Security Council Begins Talks on Lifting Iran Sanctions

Western officials are confirming that there are talks underway among the current members of the UN Security Council about the language of a resolution which would lift economic sanctions against Iran.

There are presently eight UN resolutions against Iran, with four of them imposing economic sanctions, and officials say they intend to move quickly to lift them in an agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is reached.

That’s a surprise, as historically the UN Security Council has been very slow to lift sanctions. Indeed, neighboring Iraq is still under a portion of sanctions imposed on the Saddam Hussein government in the early 1990s, even though that government was ousted in a US military occupation in 2003.

Mar 13 12:24

Sleepwalking Into World War Three? Why The Independent Media Is Vital

NATO countries are to all intents and purposes at war with Russia. The US knows it and Russia knows it too. Unfortunately, most of those living in NATO countries remain blissfully ignorant of this fact.

Mar 13 12:23

Vicious vaccine culture war now being waged against informed, intelligent Americans who seek to protect their children from deadly side effects

As this article exhaustively documents and reveals, the vaccine war taking place in America today is actually a "culture war" pursued by the most irrational and intellectually dishonest Big Pharma operatives, bloggers and journalists ever witnessed in recent memory. These people -- the "vaccine pushers" -- ignore real science and use wildly dishonest tactics of fear mongering, social shaming and blatant lying about scientific facts to demonize informed parents and attempt to criminalize those who pose intelligent, scientific questions about vaccine safety.

In this way, U.S. doctors, vaccine patent holders (such as Paul Offit), legislators and health regulators are marching America right down the path of medical crimes against humanity -- the very same thing we once witnessed carried out by scientists operating under the Nazi regime in Germany.

Mar 13 12:19

Global Currency Soon? China “Actively Communicating with IMF to Include Yuan in SDR Basket Currency”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

It looks like things are moving a lot faster than anyone could have imagined.

Last week, reports circulated that China was positioning itself to become the world’s next reserve currency, and even putting up billboards advertising the global importance of the renminbi to travelers in the Asian world.

Now, China is making public moves to make that a formal reality – a process that has been going on behind the scenes at least since the 2008 financial crisis. China’s leaders are reportedly in talks with the IMF about the process of drafting the renminbi into the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies, which include the U.S. dollar, the British pound, the Euro and the Japanese yen.

According to the BRICS post:

Mar 13 12:18

Mix of snow and rain to hit Mass. this weekend

While spring is technically just over a week away, winter will not go out quietly. A mix of snow and rain will strike this weekend, followed by unseasonably cold temperatures next week, the National Weather Service said.

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Mar 13 12:16

Woodbury seeks to prohibit moving snow from private driveways onto public roads

While it might be too late to make much of a difference this winter, city council this week introduced an ordinance aimed at preventing snowy obstructions on roads, by making it a code violation to shovel snow from one's private driveway or lawn onto public sidewalks and streets.

According to Mayor Bill Volk, the ordinance comes in reaction to several apartment complexes having repeatedly plowed snow from their parking lots into "huge mountains right in the middle of Delaware Street."

Mar 13 12:16

Weekend storm could bring up to 10 inches of snow

While it might be too late to make much of a difference this winter, city council this week introduced an ordinance aimed at preventing snowy obstructions on roads, by making it a code violation to shovel snow from one's private driveway or lawn onto public sidewalks and streets.

According to Mayor Bill Volk, the ordinance comes in reaction to several apartment complexes having repeatedly plowed snow from their parking lots into "huge mountains right in the middle of Delaware Street."

Mar 13 12:15

Hawaii Blizzard Continues, Snow Removers and Observatories Evacuated

The blizzard warning continues for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, as snow is piling up high.

The National Weather Service says the warning is in effect for Hawaii Island’s higher elevations – anything above 11,000 feet – until 6 p.m. Thursday. Forecasters expect an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow to fall. Temperatures are in the mid-20s, but its the wind that is extreme, gusting up to 85 miles per hour.

Those who work on the summit – including snow removal crews – had to abandon their posts. This message was issued by the Maunakea Rangers early Thursday morning.

Mar 13 12:07

Government Admits It Can't Fully Guarantee 51% Of Insolvent Pension Plans

Earlier this month we outlined why it is a bad time to be a pensioner. Among the issues we identified were the 18% increase in EU corporate pension deficits occasioned by the use of a lower discount rate in the calculation of the present value of liabilities (thank you Mario Draghi), US public sector pension plans’ shift away from fixed income and towards more risky investments due to an express unwillingness to adopt more realistic investment rate assumptions (because that would mean lowering the liability discount rate), and a rumor (which just today was confirmed as fact) that Greece will indeed look to their plunder pensions in order to stay afloat.

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Those pensions were defunded in the 2008 collapse of the mortgage-backed securities fraud. But politicians seeking Wall Street support for 2016 think screwing the old people is preferable to putting the blame where it belongs!

Mar 13 12:06

White House: Violations of Minsk agreements may entail significant increased costs for RF

US and Germany agree that violations of the Minsk agreements by the Donbass self-defense forces may entail "significant increased costs for Russia," the White House press service said on Thursday after a meeting between US National Security Advisor Susan Rice and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Mar 13 12:04

US Airstrike Kills 22 Iraqi Soldiers in Ramadi ‘Friendly Fire’

According to Iraqi military sources a US airstrike hammered a military headquarters in the city of Ramadi on Wednesday, killing at least 22 soldiers in a huge “friendly fire” attack.

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"Whoopsie! Our bad!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 13 12:01

The Orwellian Re-Branding of “Mass Surveillance” as Merely “Bulk Collection”

Just as the Bush administration and the U.S. media re-labelled “torture” with the Orwellian euphemism “enhanced interrogation techniques” to make it more palatable, the governments and media of the Five Eyes surveillance alliance are now attempting to re-brand “mass surveillance” as “bulk collection” in order to make it less menacing (and less illegal). In the past several weeks, this is the clearly coordinated theme that has arisen in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as the last defense against the Snowden revelations, as those governments seek to further enhance their surveillance and detention powers under the guise of terrorism.

Mar 13 11:56

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Declares War on Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who on 4 February 2014 was selected for his post by Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department, was quoted by Ukrainian media on Thursday March 12th of 2015 as saying that, “Ukraine is in a state of war with a nuclear state, which is the Russian Federation. Hostile countries over the past decade have spent billions of dollars rearming it.”

Mar 13 11:55

Western corn rootworm is getting the EPA's attention

A destructive insect's growing resistance to genetically modified corn seeds is costing American farmers as much as $2 billion annually, and now U.S. regulators may weigh in on the matter with moves that could affect both farmers and corporate agriculture giants such as Monsanto.

Mar 13 11:52

Italian village receives over 100 inches of snow in 18 hours

The Italian weather Website MeteoWeb reports that Capracotta, Italy saw 100.8 inches of snow in just 18 hours on Thursday, March 5 — a total that, if verified, would set a new world record for snowfall in a 24-hour period.

Mar 13 11:49

Blizzard Warning: Hawaii.

Thursday's snow event is different however. The National Weather Service is calling for up to 5 inches of snow and winds up to 65 mph with temperatures in the mid 20s.

Mar 13 11:47

Blizzard pastes Hawaii Big Island peaks (PHOTOS)

Since Wednesday, a blizzard warning has been in effect for the Big Island’s tallest peaks, and continues through 6 p.m. this evening, local Hawaiian time.

The warning calls for an additional 2-4 inches of snow on top of what has fallen, sustained winds of 45-65 mph with gusts over 85 mph, and temperatures in the mid-20s. Visibilities are expected to be one-quarter mile or less due to snow and blowing snow.

“Travel to the summits, either on foot or by vehicle, will be dangerous,” the National Weather Service cautions.

Mar 13 11:37

New poll: Netanyahu's Likud down to 20 seats

A Channel 10 poll published on Friday, just four days before next week's Knesset election, has given only 20 seats to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party - the lowest the party has polled since the leadup to the vote.

Conducted by Prof. Camil Fuchs on behalf of the channel, the poll gives 24 seats to the Zionist Union of Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni.

Mar 13 11:36

In wake of Hillary email flap, State won't resist reopening FOIA case

The legal fallout over disclosures about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email account continued Thursday, as the State Department acquiesced to a conservative watchdog group’s request to reopen a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking records about one of Clinton’s top aides.

The agency could soon face a wave of similar demands to reopen Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits in the wake of confirmation last week that Clinton used only a private email address and server as secretary and did not have an official “state.gov” account.

Mar 13 11:35

Democrats sticking by Clinton in email row

Democrats have closed ranks around Hillary Clinton after her public explanation of her email practices.

However, party officials in important election states appeared resigned to the fact that her all-but-certain presidential campaign will be saddled with drama and controversy.

The mood among Democrats around the country suggested the former Secretary of State has work to do to bolster party enthusiasm as she nears the launch of her 2016 campaign.

Mar 13 11:34

A Hispanic Who Was Reportedly Killed By Armed Police In California

The Spaniard named Benito Osorio 39 was killed after clash with police in California.
What authorities say they have begun after an argument over a woman, resulted in the death of a gunman allegedly by police in Santa Ana.

A video taken by witnesses to the incident on Wednesday, shows the moment when officers shot dead man, identified as Benito Osorio, 39, between Main and Pine streets.

http://whatisusa.info/a-hispanic-who-was-reportedly-killed-by-armed-po...

Mar 13 11:34

Clinton emails breathe new life into Benghazi panel

The photo that became an Internet meme - Hillary Rodham Clinton, wearing sunglasses, staring at her BlackBerry - troubles Republicans on the House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, for what they say is an incomprehensible omission.

Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., wants to know why the panel has no emails from Oct. 18, 2011, the day the photo was taken as Clinton, then the secretary of state, was en route to Tripoli. In fact, the committee says it has no emails at all from Clinton's trip to Libya, which occurred just days before longtime Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi was killed.

Mar 13 11:26

New photos emerge of Osama bin Laden in his mountain hideaway

Never-before-seen photographs of Osama bin Laden have emerged, depicting the terrorist leader years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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I wonder why they are wagging Osama at us right now? As a side note, FOX News paired these images with one of the later known fake Osamas.

Mar 13 10:58

RETIRED ADMIRAL: MICHELLE O’S SCHOOL LUNCH RULES NEEDED FOR ‘NATIONAL SECURITY’

RETIRED ADMIRAL: MICHELLE O’S SCHOOL LUNCH RULES NEEDED FOR ‘NATIONAL SECURITY’
As schools across the country continue to struggle to comply with food restrictions championed by first lady Michelle Obama, supporters of the federal regulations are reframing the issue as one of national security. Retired rear admiral Casey Coane recently wrote in to The Hillto make the case for why school food restrictions on fat, sugar, salt, calories and other nutritional aspects are necessary to keep our country safe.

Mar 13 10:53

Has Vladimir Putin's girlfriend given birth? Gymnast Alina Kabayeva 'had baby girl in clinic in Switzerland'

Putin, 62, has not been seen in public in recent days and an official picture of him meeting the chairman of Russia’s supreme court has been dismissed as being out of date.

Reports in Moscow suggest he could be in Lugano, part of the Italian region of Switzerland, where former Olympic gymnast gold medal winner Alina Kabayeva, 31, was rumoured to be about to give birth.

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This makes more sense than the #PutinIsDead crap floating around Twitter. Congratulations to the new parents!

Mar 13 10:50

US Sanctions on Venezuela Not Really About Human Rights

But what’s not too obvious to point out is what the U.S is actually doing in Venezuela. It’s truly remarkable how the very same people who demand U.S. actions against the democratically elected government in Caracas are the ones who most aggressively mock Venezuelan leaders when they point out that the U.S. is working to undermine their government.

The worst media offender in this regard is The New York Times, which explicitly celebrated the 2002 U.S.-supported coup of Hugo Chavez as a victory for democracy, but which now regularly derides the notion that the U.S. would ever do something as untoward as undermine the Venezuelan government. Watch this short video from Monday where the always-excellent Matt Lee of Associated Press questions a State Department spokesperson this week after she said it was “ludicrous” to think that the U.S. would ever do such a thing:

Mar 13 10:49

Southwest cancels man's ticket while he sits on plane

A West Michigan man says he was forced to buy a new plane ticket home after the airline told him that he failed to show up for his original flight. He called KSDK's sister station WZZM looking for help after Southwest refused to refund his money.

Mar 13 10:46

Health Canada licensing of natural remedies 'a joke,' doctor says

Popular over-the-counter remedies, approved by Health Canada as "safe and effective," may be supported by little to no scientific evidence that the products work, an investigation by CBC’s Marketplace reveals.

Canadians spend $2.4 billion a year on natural health products.While some products may have clinical trials or other scientific evidence to support their claims, many do not require any scientific proof, and there’s little way for consumers to tell the difference.

"It's frustrating that the government standards are not protecting the public the way they should be," Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, deputy editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), told Marketplace co-host Erica Johnson.

Mar 13 10:40

Obama Continues To Fan The Flames Of Civil Unrest In Ferguson

Even after the shooting of two police officers, President Barack Obama once again attempted to bolster the legitimacy of unrest in response to the death of Michael Brown by telling talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that Ferguson was “worthy of protest”.

Mar 13 10:38

There’s Only One Way to Stop a Murderous Government

I’m sure by now, most of you have heard of the infamous Milgram experiment that was conducted in the early 60’s. I’ll save you the details since, if you’re like me, you’ve probably read about it a dozen times or more already. It’s one of most popular experiments to cite, because it says so much about the nature of evil, and the darkest potential of the human spirit; and anyone who understands the dangers posed by government power, could probably describe the experiment from memory.

In short, Milgram provided an answer to the most tragic question in human history. How do so many good people wind up doing horrific things to their fellow-man? How is it that when the Nazis had to answer for their crimes, all they could say for themselves was “I was just following orders.”

Mar 13 10:37

7 Ways the Matrix Coerces Public Consent for Torture

Cleverly at work for the dark side, the corporate media isn’t going into great detail about the recent discovery that the Chicago Police Department has for years been operating a secret, off-site, extra-judicial, unconstitutional detention and interrogation center in a nondescript warehouse on the West side of the Windy City. Americans, so the talking heads would have us believe, have more important things to busy ourselves with.

The protest against this outrage is growing, however because at Homan Square, as it’s known, the local police ‘disappear’ American citizens before charging them with any crime. They hide them there for hours or days without the knowledge of lawyers, family, or friends, interrogating, threatening, abusing and at times coming up with cleverly inhumane ways to torture them.

Mar 13 10:34

MARGARET THATCHER’S PROTÉGÉ NAMED AS PEDOPHILE SUSPECT

Leon Brittan, a former Home Secretary and once Margaret Thatcher’s protégé, has now been named as a suspect in the Westminster pedophile ring. [1] Since his death in January, an influx of concerns have surfaced about the politician who once had files in his possession containing the names of some of Britain’s elite in a pedophile ring. It has since disappeared, after it was handed by him to the authorities.

Mar 13 10:34

THE SECRET SERVICE'S HISTORY OF BOOZE, BULLETS, BOMBS, AND HOOKERS

The agency is investigating an incident involving two agents who crashed a car into a White House Security barricade after attending a retirement party for a colleague at a nearby bar, theWashington Post reported. The barricade was set up to block off an active bomb investigation, and the agents, who had been drinking, possibly ran over the suspicious package.

Mar 13 10:23

Rickards: FED Has Major Conundrum

Mar 13 10:15

The 9/11 Commission Didn't Believe the Government… So Why Should We?

The 9/11 Commissioners publicly expressed anger at cover ups and obstructions of justice by the government into a real 9/11 investigation...

Mar 13 10:04

Wikipedia entries for Eric Garner, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo edited by someone at NYPD headquarters: report

Someone at Police Headquarters appears to have made changes in Wikipedia entries about notorious NYPD cases, including the deaths of Eric Garner, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo, police sources said Friday.

Now cops are trying to find out who did it.

The edits span two NYPD administrations — those of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and his predecessor, Raymond Kelly — according to a report by Capital New York. The changes included deletions, the addition of information and attempts to clarify NYPD policy or the circumstances of certain incidents. It was not immediately clear if the changes were ordered or sanctioned, or if they were carried out by officers or civilians doing it on their own.

Wikipedia allows anyone to edit its entries, even anonymously, but it does try to discourage changes that are considered a conflict of interest.

Mar 13 09:58

Turkey opens fire on migrant ship to stop it entering European Union waters

Turkey has opened fire to stop a Syrian migrant ship from entering European Union waters.

The Turkish coastguard opened fire to stop a cargo vessel carrying 337 people heading towards European Union waters and arrested the suspected traffickers, a top local official said on 13 March.

The official Anatolia news agency reported 337 mainly Syrian migrants were on the ship, including 85 children and 68 women. The Syrian refugees were taken off it and housed in a sports hall in the nearby town of Gelibolu. Where the ship had been headed was not immediately clear.

Mar 13 09:52

'Scandinavia' accused of meddling in Israel vote

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused 'Scandinavian governments' of spending millions of dollars on a campaign to remove him from power, as the Middle Eastern country prepares for elections next week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I am the only one allowed to meddle in other governments! I do it all the time in the US and Canada!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 13 09:47

Hillary Clinton's Questionable Process for Sorting Work Emails

Hillary Clinton asked the public to trust her during a recent press conference at the United Nations, when she stated that she has already complied with transparency laws by turning over all public records she generated as Secretary of State.

She had no business making that claim. A Time magazine report about the process used to identify public records in her possession shows that she cannot possibly know if she is in compliance with the law. And juxtaposing her process with the words used in her press conference shows her core claim to be misleading.

Unless she can disprove the story, her credibility can only suffer from the comparison.

Mar 13 09:37

Iran: “The letter by American senators indicates the collapse of political ethics in the United States”

The letter to Iran, designed to undermine nuclear program negotiations between the Obama administration, Tehran and European powers, was signed by 47 of 54 Republican senators. The issue, underscored by a speech to Congress by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu – at Republicans’ invitation – that railed against the deal, allowed Republicans to briefly unite on a policy point.

Mar 13 09:35

US Senate committee advances cyber-surveillance bill in secret session. Lone dissenter calls measure ‘a surveillance bill by another name’

The Senate intelligence committee advanced a priority bill for the National Security Agency on Thursday afternoon, approving long-stalled cybersecurity legislation that civil libertarians consider the latest pathway for surveillance abuse.

Mar 13 09:04

CDC blatantly lied about vaccine safety in congressional hearings

The science is clear: vaccines can cause autism and other permanent harm

Mar 13 09:02

Total Solar Eclipse to Darken Skies Over North Atlantic on March 20

There will be a total eclipse of the sun on March 20, but unfortunately very few people will get to see its total phase.

Mar 13 09:01

First Day of Spring to Disappoint as Cold Weather Pattern Returns Next Week

Much of the country has been exulting in springlike warmth this week after a prolonged period of cold in January and February east of the Rockies. Unfortunately, this will prove to be a temporary intermission, as winter's chill returns to the stage in time for the start of spring next week.

Mar 13 08:58

Hillary Clinton Didn't Encrypt Her Secretary of State Emails For Months

New details have emerged about exactly how Hillary Clinton secured the homebrew private email servers she used as Secretary of State. The punchline? Clinton didn't encrypt her emails or use a certificate for her first three months running the State Department.

While the future presidential candidate was dodging reporters' questions and complaining about the inconvenience of carrying two phones, security experts at Venafi, a company that sells email security software, went back to January 2009 when Clinton took office and analyzed the server activity through the end of her cabinet term.

The findings are unsettling at best:

Mar 13 08:55

No One Read Hillary’s Emails Before Deleting Them

For more than a year after she left office in 2013, she did not transfer work-related email from her private account to the State Department. She commissioned a review of the 62,320 messages in her account only after the department–spurred by the congressional investigation–asked her to do so.

And this review did not involve opening and reading each email; instead, Clinton’s lawyers created a list of names and keywords related to her work and searched for those. Slightly more than half the total cache–31,830 emails–did not contain any of the search terms, according to Clinton’s staff, so they were deemed to be “private, personal records.”

Mar 13 08:45

These big U.S. companies could be stung by the rising dollar

The U.S. sets many trends. One is central-bank quantitative easing, which along with historically low interest rates, has helped the American economy rebound and supported stock prices.

But with the U.S. moving beyond the money-printing stage of its recovery, and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan buying bonds hand over fist, the rising dollar poses a threat to sales and earnings for scores of major American companies.

The dollar has risen 14.7% against the euro USDEUR, +1.29% and 1.4% against the yen USDJPY, -0.02% this year through Wednesday.

Mar 13 08:22

Orwell Rolls in His Grave

A 2004 documentary about the power of the corporate media in the USA.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: I'll bet ABCNNBBCBSFOX is really missing 2004 these days! :)

Mar 13 08:16

American Infected With Ebola Returning for Treatment

Another American healthcare worker has been infected with Ebola and will be admitted to a special unit at the National Institutes of Health on Friday, the NIH says.

Mar 13 08:16

Cracks in the 'special relationship'? Obama administration hits out at UK for trying to 'constantly accommodate' China after Britain signs up to $50bn Beijing bank

The Obama administration has hit out at Britain for developing closer ties with China after the UK applied to join a new $50billion Asian bank.

Britain wants to become a founding member of a proposed Chinese-led financial institution that analysts say could rival the World Bank.

But in a rare slapdown, the US administration has criticised one of its closest allies for its 'constant accommodation' of China.

Mar 13 08:14

WHY NETANYAHU REALLY ADDRESSED CONGRESS

Shocker! Benjamin Netanyahu Uses Speech to Congress in Campaign Ad
‘Non-Partisan’ Claim Out Window as Election Crunchtime Arrives

Mar 13 08:07

Ancient Explorers: Discovery of America Before Columbus

Carl Lehrburger is an environmental activist, renewable energy entrepreneur, researcher and author. He has studied archaeological and sacred sites in the Americas for over 25 years with a focus on the ancient peoples who came to the Americas long before Columbus. The culmination of his investigations is his book, Secrets of Ancient America, which is the topic of our discussion. Carl tells us about the true history of Columbus, one that reveals the conquistador knew exactly where he was going and what he would encounter based on a vast number of maps he possessed. He describes petroglyphs found in North America that place the Celts in New England several thousand years prior to Christ.

Mar 13 07:52

Now, hackers have found a way to blackmail gamers

Hackers have hauled in millions over the years, mostly in bitcoins, with a blackmail scheme called ransomware, experts say.

You visit a hacked website or download an evil file, and it encrypts files on your computer and won't give them back until you pay money to designated account.

Those who visit porn sites have been victims of this type of thing for years. Even police stations have been forced to pay up.

Now two security researchers have found a new type of ransomware that slips in through Flash files or through an old hole in Internet Explorer and specifically targets video games, writes security researcher Vadim Kotov from Bromium Labs.

Want your game back? Want all your high scores and other game-related data back? Pay up.

Mar 13 07:47

Moves by UN to foster peaceful deal with Iran ignites fury of Senate war hawks

New reporting that members of the United Nations Security Council are moving to foster the development of a pending nuclear agreement between leading world powers and Iran over the nation's

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