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CURRENT EVENTS

May 11 06:43

Germany subsidises sale of four warships to Israel

The German government will pay 115 million euros towards the cost. As part of its atonement for the Nazi Holocaust, Germany is committed to Israel's security and has often helped pay in the past for the cost of military equipment such as submarines.
Note: The whole world will pay and pay and pay forever for an event that cannot be discussed, analyzed, examined or reviewed without going to prison!

May 11 06:35

Now is the time to isolate Israel

No time was wasted after the announcement of the coalition government on Thursday, with the approved construction of 900 settler homes in East Jerusalem. Indeed, none of the coalition partners accept a freeze on settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territories, which is illegal under international law.

May 11 06:12

AT LEAST TWO CHILDREN KILLED, 37 SICKENED AFTER REACTIONS TO VACCINE IN MEXICO

So doctors with a public safety brigade are given the job of bringing in vaccines to these communities.? At least two children died and another 37 were sickened after babies were vaccinated in a remote village in southern Mexico, officials said Saturday.

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May 10 21:58

Saudi coalition advises Yemen civilians to flee

A Houthi stronghold near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia has been declared a “military target” by the Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Shi’ite rebels who are allied with forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

May 10 21:47

Saudis Drop US-Made Cluster Bombs in Criminal War on Yemen

Cluster munitions are a particularly hideous weapon of war, designed primarily to kill people indiscriminately, both immediately and for years after they have been dispersed. Anti-personnel cluster munitions, whether delivered by air or artillery, burst in mid-air, spreading submunitions or bomblets that can remain lethal for years, as they have, for examples, in Viet-Nam, the Falklands, Chechnya, Croatia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Georgia, Libya, Syria, and now Yemen.

May 10 19:06

US fall from virtuous republic to tragic-comic empire described perfectly by Roman historians

*hyperlinks live at source*

The ancient Greek historian, Polybius, celebrated the Roman republic of ~ 150 BC under its constitution with balance of powers among the Senate, two elected consuls, and the general citizens:

“Such being the power that each part has of hampering the others or co-operating with them, their union is adequate to all emergencies, so that it is impossible to find a better political system than this.” - The Histories, Book VI, Section V: On the Roman Constitution at its Prime

Americans and people around the world were equally proud of the United States Constitution as “impossible to find a better political system than this.”

About 100 years after Polybius’ account, Rome’s republic had descended into oligarchic competition for power. Contemporary to Julius Caesar, the Roman historian and government insider Sallust blasted the decline of virtue in government:

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May 10 16:40

Black Jews Matter

It looks like America isn’t the only place where Blacks have had enough of the police. Israel, of all places, is now seeing a wave of protests and general unrest over the supposed harsh treatment of Ethiopian Jews.

Yes, Ethiopian Jews.

Even though they are granted the privilege of full-citizenship in the Jewish ethnostate thanks to their faith, they still live their lives as second-class citizens.

May 10 15:52

Criminologist Likens Bill and Hillary To “Ordinary Criminals”

As a criminologist I see one common thread among the numerous items in the Clintons’ baggage—the unfair exploitation of opportunity for relatively quick pleasures. I also see that they have very little regard for the long-term negative consequences of those decisions. They have low self-control, in other words, just like all “ordinary criminals.” Ordinary criminals are the vast majority of arrestees almost everywhere. You don’t have to be a criminologist to figure it out.

May 10 13:21

Federal Courts Green Light Police Access to Cellphone Tower Records without a Warrant

A federal appeals court has ruled that law enforcement agencies may access tracking information on cell phones without a warrant. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (pdf) Tuesday that police were justified in asking a mobile phone provider to hand over the records of Quartavious Davis, who was convicted of committing seven armed robberies in South Florida in 2010. As part of the evidence used against Davis, prosecutors presented data showing that Davis’ phone was using cell towers near sites of robberies.

May 10 12:10

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant: A Ticking Time Bomb?

By Stephen Lendman

All nuclear power plants are inherently unsafe - aging, poorly maintained ones most of all.

Entergy Corporation's Indian Point nuclear plant is located 38 miles north of New York City. It was commissioned in 1974. It experienced numerous incidents warranting concern - the latest on May 9...

May 10 11:51

Officer in Freddie Gray Case Demanded Man's Arrest as Part of Personal Dispute

During an erratic late-night episode in March, Brian Rice boasted he was a Baltimore police lieutenant and warned “heads will roll” if officers in a nearby city did not “go arrest” his ex-girlfriend’s husband, according to a police report obtained by the Guardian.

Now THAT'S interesting!

May 10 11:18

Saudi airstrikes targeted international airport in Yemen's capital

Saudi airstrikes have targeted the international airport in Yemen's capital, just hours after authorities announced that it would reopen to receive humanitarian aid.

May 10 11:15

The World's Creepiest Weapons (Nearly Ten Years Ago)

People always say that whatever technology The Powers That (Shouldn't) Be are flaunting, whatever they keep all to themselves away from public consumption is likely decades into the future... and much, much worse.

So if these are the futuristic police state horrors they were talking about nearly a decade ago, can you even imagine what lovely little goodies they've got tucked away now?

May 10 10:52

DHS Approves Amnesty Applications Despite Court Order

After President Obama announced his amnesty plan in November of last year, 26 states filed a lawsuit against the federal government for failing to uphold their own immigration laws. The case was taken to federal court, where Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction against the plan on February 16th, ordering the federal government to stop their amnesty roll out. Despite the Justice Department’s assurances that the plan had not been implemented, it was later discovered that the Department of Homeland Security had already started to issue 3 year deferrals to over 100,000 illegal aliens.

Last Thursday, Obama’s lawyers admitted to an additional breach of the law.

May 10 10:51

Hillary Clinton: Big Friend of Big Bankers

The fact that people would vote for her for president basically just because she’s a woman, ignoring four decades of corruption that trail behind her is nothing short of astonishing. Look how much scandal she’s already faced in the last 40 years… and someone thinks it’s a good idea for her to become president?

May 10 10:51

Reader Photos: V-Day in St. Petersburg

May 10 10:49

American Patriotism is Dying a Slow Death

There was a time not too long ago when Americans were so patriotic, it was palpable. You couldn’t throw a rock in any direction without hitting someone with stars and stripes in their eyes. There was a near unanimous belief that we were the shining city upon a hill, and that we were and always would be the greatest nation on Earth. While it was mostly found among conservatives, it did cross party lines to some extant. It was so pervasive that anyone who didn’t believe it was pegged an extremist, or just plain weird.

But now? Not so much. The sentiment is still there I suppose, but you can almost feel it evaporating a little bit every day. The pride Americans feel for their country is slipping away, and is now an undeniable fact.

May 10 10:39

On the perennial nature of US urban riots

Lawrence Davidson analyses the evolution of urban riots in the United States, and explores how the root causes of the present-day phenomenon, manifested mostly in the form or race riots, can be addressed.

May 10 10:22

#JeSuisPamelaGeller (NOT)

Art Spiegelman Blasts ‘Racist’ Pamela Geller Group

May 10 10:11

New US fighter jet on course to becoming ‘one of history’s biggest white elephants’ - The UK considered buying 150 F-35s from the US, but not one plane is combat ready as costs soar

A plane so technologically advanced that it would give Britain and the US air superiority in any future conflict and billed as the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, could be one of “the biggest white elephants in history”, according to a former defence minister.

May 10 10:02

How You Know The 2016 Race Has Started PERFECTLY Illustrated

On Monday, Rall spoke with Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg about the incident, and warned that if Hillary Clinton gets the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, “sexism will be the new racism”

May 10 10:01

Huffington Post Thinks Abortion Is The Perfect Mothers Day Gift…

A Huffington Post writer is suggesting that women celebrate Mothers day by asking would be mothers to put an end to their “unwanted” babies.

May 10 09:44

Appreciating White People in America - For Just One Day - Receives Major Backlash

Mexican-American business owner thought he would have one single day to appreciate White Americans. He thought wrong. Everyone is allowed to be appreciated in America EXCEPT for Whites.

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May 10 09:43

Hillary Clinton: Big Friend of Big Bankers

With the cost of a 2016 presidential campaign expected to reach more than $1 billion, a candidate will need some rich friends. Fortunately for Hillary Clinton, she has plenty of those on Wall Street. Nomi Prins, a former Wall Street executive and now senior fellow at the nonpartisan public policy institute Demos, writes that Clinton should be able to count on help from large financial institutions. Prins is the author of All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power.

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May 10 09:38

Hellstorm: The Documentary (Interview with the Creators)

Tom Goodrich has been a professional writer for the past thirty years. In addition to articles, blogs and movie scripts, Tom has written a dozen books. Kyle Hunt received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology and is best known for founding the Renegade Broadcasting network. Tom and Kyle return to the program to discuss their monumental collaboration, the documentary film Hellstorm, based on Tom’s book and produced by Kyle. In the first hour, we discuss the impetus of the film, which is to expose the mountain of hate, lies and propaganda that was heaped upon the defeated German nation in the time period surrounding WWII, in what is truly the darkest and best kept secret in world history. We look at the relevance of unmasking the accepted history of WWII, a narrative that fundamentally excludes the truth about the horrific slaughter of tens of millions of innocent German civilians by Soviet communists.

May 10 09:34

Judge: Gov’t Does Not Need to Compensate You if It Destroys Your Property

From Houston, we have a tale that really exemplifies what is wrong with this country. The government borrowed this man’s truck, returned it months later full of bullets and blood, endangered his business and his family, then refused to compensate him a dime!

WEBMASTER ADDITION: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. -- Fifth Amendment to the Constitution

May 10 09:32

"The Pentagon had to go public this week with an unusual admission that, no, it was not in fact secretly planning to take over the state of Texas. "

The Pentagon had to go public this week with an unusual admission that, no, it was not in fact secretly planning to take over the state of Texas.
It was the result of a building controversy inside the Lone Star State leading up to a series of planned military training exercises dubbed "Jade Helm 15."

May 10 09:28

Abby Martin Stunt Triggers Death, Rape Threats From Chris Kyle Followers

“Very telling that the #ChrisKyle fans who tell me he ‘died for my freedom’ to wear clothes are threatening to rape & kill me for free speech,” said Martin on Twitter…

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Which reinforces the public opinion as to the real nature of Chris Kyle and those who admire him.

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May 10 09:19

May SNOWFALL hits Chelyabinsk in Russia, thousands left without power (PHOTOS)

Chelyabinsk, the Russian city that made headlines with its meteorite, triple sun and blue snow, has been hit by a new natural phenomenon. The city in the Southern Urals marked May 9 with a sudden snowfall so thick it left 39,000 people without power.

May 10 09:15

New Example of the Pentagon, DEA and Private Companies Conspiring to Beat Encryption, Track Everything You Do

Yet another report has surfaced describing how tools created by the companies selling software that can damage and hack into people’s computers are being deployed by U.S. security services. While the coverage surrounding this story focuses primarily on federal agencies it’s important to step back for a moment and view the big picture. In particular, looking at who builds, operates, and profits from mass surveillance technology offers insight into the nature of the global panopticon.

May 10 09:10

Skynet is real.The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet.

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site The Intercept, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the Terminatorversion, which was a computer system that went rogue and attempted to annihilate humanity, the NSA's Skynet uses metadata to try and identify people with terrorist connections.

May 10 09:09

U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports: MedlinePlus

The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, due largely to a significant drop in teen births, new research shows.
More than 3.9 million births occurred in the United States in 2013, down a bit less than 1 percent from the year before, according to the annual report from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 10 09:02

2 police officers shot dead in Mississippi; suspects in custody

Two police officers were shot dead in Mississippi late Saturday. It was the first time in 30 years that an officer was killed in the line of duty in Hattiesburg, the mayor said.

Officers Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 24, were making a traffic stop when they were shot, Mayor Johnny DuPree said.

They were taken to a hospital, but did not survive.

May 10 08:51

Ongoing: SC Sheriff's Dept Violates Posse Comitatus With Special Forces Joint Drill

By Brandon Turbeville

Only a year after the joint drills of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the US military raised eyebrows, the RCSD has once again announced that the department will be conducting drills that involve the joint training of civilian law enforcement and the US military...

May 10 08:23

Legendary Treasure Is Found In Madagascar

Pirate Captain Kidd's legendary treasure is found in Madagascar

A silver bar believed to be the first piece of the long-lost treasure haul of Scottish pirate William Kidd has been found in shallow waters off Madagascar.

The 50kg ingot, engraved with the initials TS and dated 1695 - just three years before Captain Kidd's ship sank - was discovered in a hidden chamber of a wreck by an American diver who has been exploring the bay for 15 years.

If the wreck is confirmed to be Kidd's, it will bring an end to a global search for the privateer's booty that began almost the moment he was hanged for piracy and murder in London 300 years ago.

May 10 07:59

American gladiators: How ‘The Running Man’ is our reality

Cheesy 80s dystopian films constitute some of the best cinematic predictive programming, and 1987’s The Running Man is a fine specimen. Full of Schawrzenegger’s grunts and “aagghhhs” (as opposed to a script), even Bloodsport has a contender for wooden acting and silly fight choreography with Running Man.

May 10 07:48

Teens Explosives Meant For Melbourne Bombing

A Melbourne teenager arrested in dramatic raids was planning to bomb an event within days, police say.

But they aren't linking it to Mother's Day.

Victoria Police acting Chief Commissioner Tim Cartwright said the 17-year-old, who was arrested on Friday when police seized three improvised explosive devices from a Greenvale home, was allegedly "well-advanced in preparing a bomb".

"We do believe the young man intended to explode a device at an event over the coming days," he told reporters on Sunday.

It is understood police seized three pipe bombs from the boy's bedroom.

May 10 07:43

Marco Rubio's Billionaire Backer

Two important words missing from NY Times article, "Israel" and "Jew"

May 10 07:32

Meet Robert Shillman, the Tech Mogul Who Funds Pamela Geller's Anti-Islam Push

Shillman said he remains a director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, whose Jihad Watch website helped organize the cartoon event in a Dallas suburb with activist Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative.

May 10 07:27

West Bank village challenges Israel's iron grip on planning

AD-DEIRAT (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - It was a large house with three floors and freshly painted pale blue shutters that had just been built for a family of 17.
But within a few hours of work by a pair of Israeli bulldozers, all that was left was a mountain of rubble and twisted metal.
Note: Israel is the greatest destroyer of property of all time in the whole world.

May 10 07:23

German Left Haunted by the Holocaust — Split Over Israel

Growing up in reunified Germany, Eva Meyer remembers being overwhelmed by the Holocaust studies that were part of each school year. Meyer and her classmates were assigned to read books about the Holocaust. They heard personal stories from Holocaust survivors. They had to write essays about the Holocaust, too.

Learning so intensively about the horrors committed by Germans left her feeling shame and guilt, Meyer said. But that same education communicated something else:
Note:Brainwashing!

May 10 07:10

Swiss gunman kills self, four others in domestic shooting

The presumed killer, a 36-year-old Swiss national who was separated from his wife and the couple's three children, shot dead his father-in-law, mother-in-law and brother-in-law, police told a news conference.
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Police said the gunman lived in another part of Switzerland and was known to police for violent behavior.

(*also see: List of Biotech Pharma & Medical Device Companies in Switzerland>>> http://biopharmguy.com/links/country-switzerland.php )

May 10 06:58

Conservatives to push forward on manifesto

...and scrap Human Rights Act
PM to capitalise on majority with raft of legislation in Queen’s speech on 27 May including EU referendum and repeal of act by new justice secretary Michael Gove

(*'We don't need no stinking Human Rights !'
His Majesty The Dork Of Downing Street )

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May 10 05:27

flashback: How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

The debate over Prescott Bush's behaviour has been bubbling under the surface for some time. There has been a steady internet chatter about the "Bush/Nazi" connection

(*Submitted not so much as a 'hit' on J.E.B. , as much as a timely reminder as the west disses Russia's VDay celebration , and lends support to Poroshenko's reveling in Neo Nazi celebrations , at the same time http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/ukraine-commemorates-v-day-wagin... )

May 10 05:25

In Jade Helm operation, Texas gives early lessons on the ‘human domain’

The official slogan of Operation Jade Helm 15, “Master the Human Domain,” is just one of many oddities surrounding the eight-week Pentagon training that’s fomented anger and suspicion in Bastrop County and other rural parts of Texas. In bile-green text, the phrase is placed beneath the operation’s logo of a double-edged sword, two crossed arrows and a translucent wooden clog — yes, a clog — all of which have become fodder for widespread, baseless conspiracy theories that the Army Special Operations Command is planning a martial law takeover of Texas come July.

May 10 04:49

Bodies found in Swiss apartment after shooting

The killer was assumed to be among the dead, a police spokesman told local radio.

(*That's pretty convenient !
news conference at 1130 GMT on Sunday. I imagine we'll find out who else was among the dead , at that point .)

May 10 04:10

Scott Walker Targets Jeb Bush

Scott Walker Targets Jeb Bush in South Carolina Speech
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“From our family, we didn’t inherit fame or fortune, what we inherited was the belief that if you work hard and you play by the rules you can do and be anything you want,” he said.
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...In South Carolina, he offered a subtle corrective, noting that he is headed to Israel later today and assuring the audience — which was full of military service-members and their families — that he cares about national security as much as anyone.

Walker said he prefers to use the term “safety,” rather than national security.
“National security is something you read about in the newspaper; safety is something you feel,” he said. “It’s something that — even though as a governor I don’t deal with it day in and day out — it has increasingly become one of the most important things for me to focus in on, because when I think about safety, I think about my own children and I think about yours as well.”
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Walker exited to another enthusiastic standing ovation

May 10 03:56

Jeb Bush Courts Christian Conservatives In Commencement Speech

Charging that "the Christian voice" isn't heard enough in the world, the Republican White House prospect lashed out at the Democratic president's administration for "demanding obedience in complete disregard of religious conscience."

"The present administration is supporting the use of coercive federal power. What should be easy calls in favor of religious freedom have instead become an aggressive stance against it," Bush told an estimated 34,000 gathered for a graduation ceremony.

"Somebody here is being small-minded and intolerant, and it sure isn't the nuns, ministers, and laymen and women who ask only to live and practice their faith," he said.

May 10 03:41

Listen to Prince's New Protest Song 'Baltimore'

Prince released "Baltimore," his protest song addressing unrest in the city, Saturday on SoundCloud, ahead of his Sunday "Rally 4 Peace" concert in honor of Freddie Gray.

A spokeswoman for the singer previously said the song "addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio-political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men."

(*streaming link @ source)

May 10 03:38

Kerry’s Message to Somalia: Beef up Military

Secretary of State John Kerry came off, once again, sounding like "Johnny One Note" on the first-ever visit by an American Secretary of State to Somalia. In his short three hour meeting with Somali leaders, including Somalia’s ineffective and powerless president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Kerry was confined to a sandbag-fortified security bivouac at Mogadishu airport because the Somali government has no control over its own capital city. Kerry emphasized to the Somali president the need for Somalia to establish a strong military to unite the country.

May 10 03:31

South African President takes swipe at West for Victory Day boycott

South African President Jacob Zuma has hit back at the West’s boycott of the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow, saying Saturday’s events “defines how the globe stands today”.

May 10 02:59

Arab League Close To Forming Unified Military Force

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said the Arab League is moving closer to forming a joint Arab military force, pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Saturday.

“Technical teams are already working to develop a vision to establish a joint Arab force, and this will be ready within the next four months,” Shukri said on the sidelines of a state visit to Eritrea.

Speaking about Yemen, the FM said: “There can be no doubt that the situation in Yemen requires serious effort in order to find a solution to the deteriorating humanitarian situation and the suffering of the Yemeni people. We need to find a way to return legitimacy and restore stability to Yemen.”

May 10 02:45

More Neocon-Zionist theater in Texas

What a surprise – another extremely dubious, synthetic scandal that played out the familiar neocon script of ‘violent Muslims are attacking free speech’ has hit the American south.

May 10 02:45

Egyptian president is in Moscow to attend VE Day festivities

Egypt and Russia could cooperate on a lot of common projects for the prosperity and the benefit of both countries, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told his Russian counterpart on Saturday in Moscow.
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The Russian president meanwhile thanked his Egyptian counterpart for participating in the celebrations in Moscow.
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Western leaders largely stayed away from the Russian festivities due to differences with Putin over the conflict in Ukraine, while leaders from China, Cuba and Venezuela were present.

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May 09 19:03

PMO enlists soldiers as propaganda tools: Toronto Star Editorial

Stephen Harper’s surprise trip to visit battle zones in Iraq and Kuwait last weekend held all the promise of a touchdown to boost the prime minister’s goal of appearing tough on terror and supportive of our troops.

That is, until the Prime Minister’s Office fumbled the ball, putting Canadian soldiers at risk by enlisting them as publicity props for blatantly partisan video clips.

It was a dangerous and shameful manoeuvre.

May 09 18:55

Mel Hurtig’s wake-up call for Canada’s democracy

“Through decades of sounding the alarm on (foreign) takeovers,” he says in the book’s introduction, “I never imagined that the greatest threat would come from the takeover of our democratic institutions by one politician determined to remake our nation according to his own values and priorities.”

Hurtig writes that “not only does Stephen Harper demonstrate a lack of respect for the democratic foundations of our nation, all indications are that he is determined to undermine or destroy them. Information is withheld, dissent is stifled and the checks and balances on government power are eroded or eliminated.”

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