Feb 21 15:39

Ethiopia: Unity in opposition

Graham Peebles argues that the recent huge demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Gondar regions could be the green shoots of a popular movement that would eventually depose the country’s quarter-century one-party dictatorship.

Feb 21 15:34

Russian 5th Generation Fighter Jet T-50 PAK FA Sets World Record in Rate of Climb

The Russians are showin off!

Russian fifth generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) has set the world record in rate of climb, reports the Russian newspaper.
The Russian aircraft was climbing at a speed of 384 meters per second. With such speed it would have been on top of Everest in 23 seconds, said the portal.

Feb 21 13:59

The racial purification of Israel’s parliament

Uri Avnery looks at how Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud and other supporters are in the process of ethnically cleansing the Knesset, so that it would become “Jewish, pure and simple”.

Feb 21 11:32

The Pharmaceutical Market: The Netherlands – Market Research, Mechanisms and Forecast Report

While the Netherlands is a low-risk market from the point of view of multinational drugmakers, the country’s modest per capita expenditure on pharmaceuticals relative to other Western European countries is an issue. Another challenge facing drugmakers is cost-containment, which will only intensify as the Netherlands enters a period of slower economic growth. In fact, as we warned , the Dutch authorities recently introduced a new scheme – reimbursement for medicines that prove therapeutically ineffective will be reclaimed from the manufacturer – to reduce public healthcare costs. BMI notes that the ‘no cure, no pay’ scheme implemented by the Dutch government is not a new concept , with the US government and a number of Western European governments already having made risk – sharing or money-back guarantee agreements with drug companies. However, these agreements focused on particular medicines, unlike the much harsher ‘blanket’ stance of the Dutch health ministry.

(*I think a sprinkle of BEX can be detected , starting with; 'with the US government - - - already having made risk – sharing or money-back guarantee agreements with drug companies.'
never heard of it before reading The Netherlands agenda .)

Feb 21 11:17

Jim Rogers issues a warning to all investors

Feb 21 11:14

Death Toll Rises to 10 After Tropical Cyclone Winston Tears Through Fiji

Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and destroying hundreds of homes. Strong winds and flooding from Winston have caused severe damage across the island nation, which is under curfew until 5:30 a.m. Monday. A month-long state of disaster has also been declared.

Feb 21 11:01

Former GOP Establishment Presidential Race Contender Chris Christie Continues Depletion Of Lead Abatement Fund

Christie's budget continues depletion of lead abatement fund
TRENTON, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's latest budget proposal honors a decade-old practice in New Jersey: It diverts millions of dollars intended for a lead exposure prevention program to the state's general fund.

Feb 21 10:46

Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.”
Note: No research for the truth is allowed or you go to Jail!

Feb 21 10:25

Obama Set to Settle Score against Oregon Sheriff Outspoken on the Second Amendment

In the latest development involving the Burns-OR Standoff case, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training is asking the state Department of Justice to investigate Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer after receiving numerous complaints from the public and others, including dispatchers and the John Day police chief. The Department has released eight separate complaints, including ones from a 911 manager and the John Day police chief, alleging misconduct by Palmer, and raising alarm concerning Palmer's association with leaders of the refuge occupation.

The Department of Justice has been asked to investigate the case, and the licensing agency has warned Palmer that if violations of police standards are found, he could face revocation of his police certification.

Feb 21 10:24

New book prompts soul-searching in Lithuania about Holocaust-era complicity

The book's publication last month has triggered the first major public debate in Lithuania about local Lithuanians' complicity in the genocide of the Jews. It currently tops the best-seller list of the Pegasas chain of bookstores and has prompted officials to promise to publish this year the names of 1,000 Holocaust perpetrators they have been keeping under wraps for years. Vanagaite, who is 61 and not Jewish, visited killing fields in Lithuania and Belarus to research the book, which she co-authored with Efraim Zuroff, the renowned Nazi hunter and director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Israel office ... Vanagaite's book also has highlighted the fact that despite ample evidence and testimonies of widespread complicity, not a single person has been imprisoned in Lithuania for killing Jews during the Holocaust.
Note: There was no genocide of Jews and if you don't believe that or prove that it is not true we will put you in jail.

Feb 21 10:20

Israel eyes world coalition to force social media platforms to block incitement

Israel is aiming to build an international coalition to force the world’s leading social media giants to prevent their platforms from being abused to peddle incitement to terrorism.
Translation: Any criticism of Israel is not allowed. Ever!

Feb 21 10:04

Armed Suspect Dies In Officer-Involved Shooting In Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) --
A suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Anaheim on Saturday, according to Anaheim police.

The shooting occurred in the 2000 block of W. Cris Avenue at about 4:30 p.m., Anaheim PD officials said.

Investigators said a suspect possibly shot at a police helicopter. The armed suspect then refused to comply with police and was fatally shot by three officers, Anaheim police stated.

Suspect possibly shot at police helicopter. Armed suspect refused to comply and was shot. Firearm (*possibly?) recovered at scene.
Police said all three officers involved in the shooting were on administrative leave.

Feb 21 10:03

US Marines Annihilate School Children In Nerf Battle

Marines are challenged to a battle by the children of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, and they do not take it easy on them because they’re kids.

Feb 21 10:02

Virginia 7-year-old raises nearly $10,000 for elementary schools in Flint, Michigan

When a seven-year-old Virginia boy learned about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, he knew he had to do something to help.

With the help of his parents and a Flint elementary school, the boy from Prince William County came up with a big idea.

Feb 21 09:13

Australian government's 'no jab, no pay' law sparks run on vaccines as parents fear missing out on welfare benefits

Under the vaccination policy, which came into effect on January 1, parents will lose the Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement and childcare subsidies if their child is not up to date with their immunisations.

Feb 21 09:12

San Bernardino County Calls the FBI Liars Over Terrorist's iCloud Account, now claiming that they reset the password under the direction of the FBI. Senior Apple exec also suggesting this mess was created by the FBI.

Late last night a Twitter account associated with San Bernardino County said that it worked under the direction of the FBI to reset Syed Farook’siCloud password. Why does that matter? Because it would make the FBI liars.

Feb 21 07:25

Three Turkish journalists freed after kidnapping by Kurdish militants - agency

Three Turkish journalists freed after kidnapping by Kurdish militants - agency

Three journalists from Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency were freed on Sunday after being kidnapped by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) while on assignment in the mainly Kurdish southeast, the news agency said.

The journalists were abducted while in the southeastern province of Mardin and held for more than 48 hours, Anadolu said on its website.

The three - a correspondent, a photojournalist and a cameraman - were assigned last week to Mardin's Nusaybin district to cover stories in the region, Anadolu said >>>

Feb 21 07:01

Kalamazoo Shooting Rampage, Six Dead

Man jailed for Kalamazoo shooting rampage, six dead [UPDATE]

A suspected mass-murderer is in custody after a series of random shootings that have left six dead and two others other critically wounded across Kalamazoo County.
- A woman was shot four times while her three children watched.The woman is in critical condition at Borgess Medical Center and is expected to survive.

-Four hours later at the Seelye Kia car dealership on Stadium Drive, a father and his adult son were killed while car shopping.

-Less than a half-hour later, the gunman shot five people sitting in cars at the Cracker Barrel restaurant on 9th Street in Texas Township, killing four women. A 14-year-old girl, who was originally reported dead, is now said to be alive but gravely hurt.

Ten shots were fired at the restaurant, investigators said.
Police agencies for several counties had been stopping every HHR they found for hours without finding the suspect. Surrounded by officers, the driver surrendered without trouble.

The man arrested has been identified as 45-year-old Jason Brian Dalton>>>

(*Michigan primaries being held 03/08/2016)

Feb 21 06:30

How Marco Rubio Won Nikki Haley’s Endorsement, and Clinched Second in South Carolina

With a second-place finish in South Carolina, Rubio has demonstrated resilience, the ability to withstand both an onslaught of negative advertisements as well as his own self-inflicted wounds. Haley’s endorsement certainly helped him rebound.

Proud To Be 'Number Two' This Morning )

Feb 21 06:10



In his emotional seven-minute farewell to a Republican Party that elevated his father and brother to the White House, there were two words that a choked-up Jeb Bush could not bring himself to utter: “Donald Trump.”

(*We Did It !)

Webmaster addition: Bush down. Hillary to go!

Feb 21 06:09

Hillary's win in Nevada invalid! Her caucus goers were not registered when voting. This is not just a scandal...its criminal voter fraud. Email Nevada election commission immediately to freeze records.

Webmaster addition: Please share this post everywhere! Hillary is cheating and apparently doesn't care if people know it. The people who caucused for Hillary were not registered. There is no way to know if they went to more than on precinct, were from out of state, or were illegal immigrants who are not allowed to vote!

If Bernie Sanders does not act on this, then he is not serious about winning the nomination.

Feb 21 05:43

Saudi Oil Minister To Face Rival US Producers As Price Rout Bites

Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Is Going Face-to-Face With The People He's Putting Out Of Business

This week, Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi will for the first time face the victims of his decision to keep oil pumps flowing despite a global glut: US shale oil producers struggling to survive the worst price crash in years.

While soaring US shale output brought on by the hydraulic fracturing revolution contributed to oversupply, many blame the 70% price collapse in the past 20 months primarily on Naimi, seen as the oil market's most influential policymaker.

Feb 21 05:20

The Empire Doesn’t Retreat or Compromise

Reading mainstream media news, analyses, and opinion pieces about this war is completely useless, as everything is either uninformed and clueless gibberish or propaganda and deception.

I wrote this text over several days and every time I sat down again to continue there came another headline to my mind. The first headline was “Nobody said, that it will be easy,” the second “Waiting for the Turkey-Russia showdown,” the third “Playing the terrorism game,” the fourth “Everything is better than war.”

In the end I settled for the header “The empire doesn’t retreat or compromise.”

This statement stands the test of time, it has been proven throughout human history, and there is only one single exemption, only one short period where retreat and compromise are a possibility. This short period is the time when the empire is in terminal decline and in the process of collapsing.

Feb 20 19:50

Corbyn wins 18 elections by a landslide, the media’s silence is deafening

Jeremy Corbyn was given a decisive mandate from Labour’s youth wing in party elections on Thursday. On regional boards and Young Labour’s national committee, 18 seats were up for grabs and Corbyn supporters won every one.

This is a sweeping success for the Labour leader, and for Momentum – the grassroots organisation set up following Corbyn’s leadership win. It could be a sign of things to come at next weeks annual conference for the party’s youth wing, where pivotal roles, of the chair and National Executive Committee representative, will be decided.

But this landslide victory has barely been reported in the media. Highly influential institutions like the BBC consider non-events, such as Russian planes flying close to UK airspace, worthy of top story attention. But when it comes to developments that could have a huge impact on our democracy, such as who people want to lead the country, they simply pass on by.



Feb 20 15:51

Elderly man dead after his home collapsed around him as 'most powerful ever' Cyclone Winston makes landfall and lashes Fiji with 300kph winds

A man has died after his house collapsed during the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere


Feb 20 14:00

Russia sends fighter jets to Armenia base near Turkey

The Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday that Moscow has deployed several fighter jets and a transport helicopter to Russia’s airbase in Armenia near the border with Turkey.

Four fourth-generation Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft and a number of modernized MiG-29S bombers and a Mil Mi-8MT helicopter have been sent to the base.

Located at Erebuni airport outside the capital, Yerevan, the Russian base already has nine fourth-generation MiG-29 planes capable of carrying a payload of up to 4,000 kilograms of weapons. The aircraft also have larger fuel tanks.

The Armenian capital is located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Armenia's border with Turkey.

The announcement came a day after a Russian draft resolution that called for an immediate end to Turkey's shelling and military actions against Syria was turned down at the United Nations Security Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Turkey is crazy enough to taunt Russia further in Syria, Russia is prepared: that is the message of this deployment.

Feb 20 12:46

Lamar Outdoor Advertising Under Fire for Anti-Israel Billboard

UPDATE (February 19, 2016, 5:06 pm): In a message posted on its Facebook page, Lamar Advertising has made the decision to remove the billboard advertisement. This decision was made public hours after the Observer published this story by the Haym Salomon Center’s Paul Miller. The Baton Rouge based company said, “We have tried to contact SEAMAC to discuss these issues but have not received a reply to our telephone and email messages. Therefore we have decided to remove the SEAMAC copy as soon as possible.”

Feb 20 12:40

Why is Europe following Obama and washing its hands of Palestine?

Alan Hart explains why he believes European leaders will never take the lead in pressing Israel to respect international law and to be serious about a just peaceful settlement of the conflict with the Palestinian people.

Feb 20 12:39

Last survivor of Nazi death camp Treblinka dies in Israel

Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp where 875,000 people were systematically murdered, has died in Israel at the age of 93.
Note: Yet another holocau$t fable! Don't be surprised if holocau$t survivors start returning from the dead to collect reparations!

Feb 20 12:36

Two LAPD Cops Charged With Rape and Forced Oral Copulation of “Desperate, Exposed Women”

Two veteran LAPD officers accused of sexually assaulting four women while on duty pleaded not guilty Thursday to the criminal charges. James Nichols, 44, and Luis Valenzuela, 43, were arraigned in the afternoon at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Both men were present in custody, wearing orange county jail garb.

Feb 20 10:47

Japanese TV anchors lose their jobs for lack of "fairness" reporting

Many British politicians would doubtless rejoice at the news that Andrew Marr, Emily Maitlis and Andrew Neil were to leave their jobs almost simultaneously.

Feb 20 10:46

" A young Mitch McConnell wrote in a 1970-71 law journal article that politics should play no role in Senate confirmations of Supreme Court appointments and that the Senate should defer to the president."

“The president is presumably elected by the people to carry out a program and altering the ideological directions of the court would seem to be a perfectly legitimate part of a presidential platform,” wrote McConnell, the chief legislative aide to Sen. Marlow Cook.

Feb 20 10:38

Israeli / Saudi Arabia Tactical Nuclear Strike on Yemen (Neutron Bomb)

They have already tested their bomb in Yemen! So far it hasn't been much help!

Webmaster addition: It is a huge explosion, but I am not convinced it is nuclear without radiation readings. It could be a bunker buster that hit an underground munitions storage depot.

Feb 20 10:30

Apple says the FBI is making access demands even China hasn't asked for

The US government is asking for greater access to Apple’s software than even the Chinese government, an Apple executive has said, as the company resists an order forcing it to help the government crack the passcode for a phone that was used by a San Bernardino shooter.

Feb 20 10:28

Kansas judge bars Wichita mathematician's access to voting machine tapes

A judge denied a Wichita mathematician’s request for access to paper voting machine tapes from the 2014 election that she wants to examine for evidence of possible fraud or malfunctioning.

Feb 20 10:17


someone’s mother said don’t speak ill of the dead

not mine

she said a bastard is a bastard

dead or alive

haven’t you noticed that lying bastards

the Kissingers the Chaneys

never die

Feb 20 09:34


It was reported this week that the terrorist group, ISIS, recently mandated U.S. dollars be the legal tender in their occupied territories. From now on, the U.S. dollar will be the only form of currency ISIS accepts for tax payments, fines, and utility payments. This recent policy is vastly different from the gold and silver minted currencythat ISIS proposed over a year ago.

In 2014, the group announced they would be minting their very own Islamic dinar, but now it seems they are back to relying on American currency.

Just a few months ago, Turkish police arrested six suspected ISIS members while they were minting coins, but nothing more has been reported about the plan since.

Rumors have circulated in the media that this shift in financial strategy is due to the fact that the ISIS regime is struggling to make ends meet, and that their once plentiful supply of money is now dwindling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smell of irony in the morning!!

Feb 20 07:22

Biden: Stimulus bill delivers the goods

Biden * St. Paul Minn. * Union Depot * On the stimulus bill: “We have created more jobs in this country, because of projects like this, since we came to office, than every other industrial country in the world combined. So I make no apology for a stimulus.”

(*Does anybody else register the sensation of having a better day on the days Biden remains silent ?)

Feb 20 07:10

World's Busiest Airport Tells TSA; Get Act Together

The world's busiest airport just told the TSA to get its act together or be replaced

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest, has issued a warning to the US Transportation Safety Administration to get its act together or be replaced.

(*Gedemoudahea !)

Feb 20 05:47

Don't live in Flint? Lead is still your problem

The crisis in Flint, Mich., has focused attention on lead-tainted water flowing through taps in the U.S. as well as lead paint exposures that continue to plague cities such as Baltimore and Philadelphia. While there’s skepticism surrounding recent claims that lead poisoning rates are higher in Philadelphia than in Flint, there’s no disputing that there’s a serious problem in both cities and many others.

The term “poisoning” is the source of some confusion. Since Flint switched to a more corrosive source of water in 2014, bringing lead from pipes into the drinking supply, some residents have reported rashes, hair loss, fatigue and other classic symptoms of lead poisoning. But scientists now believe that exposures too low to cause people to feel sick can do serious and possibly permanent neurological damage, especially in children.

Studies have found evidence of learning and behavior problems in children >>>

Feb 20 05:25

U.S. High Court Rejects Republicans on North Carolina Voting Map

The order was one of the high court’s first since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. It came without published dissent.

A three-judge panel said Feb. 5 that the original map, drawn by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature, unconstitutionally packed too many black voters into two overwhelmingly Democratic districts. The panel gave the state until Feb. 19 to put a new map in place.

Feb 20 05:17

China Accuses US of Militarizing South China Sea BEIJING -- China on Friday accused the US of militarizing the South China Sea, just days after it was revealed that Beijing had deployed surface-to-air missiles on an island in the hotly disputed area.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters that patrols by US military aircraft and Navy vessels, along with joint exercises involving regional partners were the true reason why concerns were growing over peace and stability.

"The above actions have escalated tensions in the South China Sea, and that's the real militarization of the South China Sea," Hong said.

Feb 20 05:01

British PM Cameron meets cabinet after clinching EU deal

Prime Minister David Cameron met senior ministers on Saturday to win endorsement of an EU deal he hopes will persuade voters to ratify Britain's membership of the world's largest trading bloc at a referendum likely to be held in June.

Cameron hailed a deal clinched with other European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels as granting Britain special status, and said he would campaign hard now to convince voters to stay in the bloc that Britain joined in 1973.

"I will be campaigning with all my heart and soul to persuade the British people to remain in the reformed European Union," >>>

Feb 20 04:49

South Carolina Heads To The Polls After GOP Brawl

(CNN)South Carolina Republican voters are putting their strong record of anointing GOP nominees on the line as they head to the polls Saturday.
Donald Trump goes into the vote as the front-runner after a frenzied final week of campaigning that saw the billionaire real-estate mogul wage a rhetorical war with Pope Francis and several candidates bluntly accuse their rivals of peddling outright lies.

There was a furor over doctored pictures of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in a Photoshopped handshake with President Barack Obama and a shouting match -- again initiated by Trump's willingness to slay sacred cows -- over who was to blame for 9/11.

Former President George W. Bush himself was back on the trail for the first time since leaving the White House, showing that his campaign skills are as polished as ever. But the 43rd president may not have done enough to rescue his brother Jeb, who is struggling to gain traction.

Feb 20 04:23

Hoeven calls for nationwide GMO labeling standards

GRAND FORKS -- U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says the clock is ticking.

At a biotech industry summit this week at the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation, he called for federal lawmakers to create labeling standards for genetically modified foods before a Vermont law doing the same goes into effect on July 1--something he fears could lead to a patchwork of laws around the country and a headache for the agricultural industry.

"We've got to come up with something that people feel generally covers the disclosure aspect, but you don't come up with different labeling in different states," he said, warning of the cost and confusion that could come with a slew of different labeling systems.

Feb 20 03:59

Donald Trump defends 2002 interview on Iraq war

"When I did the interview with Howard that was many, many months before the war started," Trump said. And, he added, his response had been "a very weak" one.

"That was the first person that ever asked me about the war," he continued. "I'm a businessperson so they're not asking me about the war. Then shortly after that I started saying -- I started really studying and looking at it -- I didn't like it because you're going to ruin the balance of the Middle East. Which is what happened."

"That was a long time before the war started. By the time the war started, I was totally against it and by 2003, you see my statements," Trump said. "I was against it. So look, the Iraq war, going into Iraq was one of the worst decisions in the history of this country. We're further behind now than the day we went in."

The Republican contender also attacked a prominent member of his party, GOP strategist Karl Rove, over the war. > > >

Feb 20 03:41

AP Poll: GOP Voters Say Donald Trump Can Win in November

His critics have argued for months he'll never be able to grow that wide-but-only-so-deep coalition by clashing with Pope Francis, attacking former President George W. Bush and skipping debates like he did once in Iowa. His negatives, they say, are just too high.

But a new AP-GfK poll finds registered Republicans and GOP-leaning voters put Trump at the top of the still-unwieldy GOP field when it comes to which candidate fits best with their stand on the issues. They give Trump the best marks for competence and decisiveness.

Feb 20 03:28

The Turn Of The Screwflation


Today's consumer price index is a striking case in point for what ails those insulted by news that inflation remains too low.

Headline inflation, which is economic speak for the whole enchilada of prices, rose by 1.4 percent over January 2015.

And core inflation, which strips out food and energy due to their volatile nature, was reported at 2.2 percent over last year and the highest rate in nearly four years.


Feb 19 22:01

Albert Woodfox released from jail after 43 years in solitary confinement

Louisiana should be ashamed!

Albert Woodfox, the longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner in the US, held in isolation in a six-by-nine-foot cell almost continuously for 43 years, has been released from a Louisiana jail.

Woodfox, who was kept in solitary following the 1972 murder of a prison guard for which he has always professed his innocence, marked his 69th birthday on Friday by being released from West Feliciana parish detention center. It was a bittersweet birthday present: the prisoner finally escaped a form of captivity that has widely been denounced as torture, and that has deprived him of all meaningful human contact for more than four decades.

Feb 19 21:53

Europe is following Obama – washing its hands of Palestine and why

The conclusion I draw from everything I have learned from nearly half a century of engagement in various capacities with the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel is that there are two main reasons for the refusal of the major Western powers to confront Zionism in order to provide the Palestinians with an acceptable amount of justice..

One is the influence (declining a little but still awesome) that the Zionist lobby in all of its manifestations has in the corridors of power together with unlimited funds to buy politicians.

The other is fear that if pushed further than they were prepared to go, Israel’s leaders would press a nuclear button or two and more if needed.

This fear is no doubt reinforced in the minds of those Western leaders who are aware of what Prime Minister Golda Meir once said to me in an interview for the BBC’s Panorama programme. As readers of my book and one or two of my blog posts over the years know, she said that in a doomsday situation “Israel would be prepared to take the region and the whole world down with it.”