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Jul 07 15:19

Powerball addicts’ odds to win money will improve, but jackpot to get more elusive

Powerball players in the United States will have to endure changes to the lottery game that won’t necessarily help their odds of winning a jackpot.

The only silver lining to the new regulations is that players will have a better chance of winning smaller prizes — essentially the 36 states that participate in the multistate lottery are making it harder to win the top prize, but increasing the odds of winning any money.

Jul 07 15:17

Black on White Crime Claims Life of Another White Liberal

Great letter by a Washington D.C. Police Officer. Can't fix the problem if everyone keeps ignoring the issues and the down side is that people are getting murdered because of this cover-up!

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Jul 07 13:56

Israel’s army of spin-doctors is doomed to defeat:

As Israelis rush to join an army of spin-doctors to justify to outsiders Israel’s policies in the occupied territories, Jonathan Cook explains why their cartoon version of reality is unconvincing and self-defeating.

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Jul 07 11:37

Mom gets plea deal after fleeing from traffic stop where officer shot at van full of kids

A Tennessee woman has reached a plea deal after being charged with child abuse and fleeing from police during a chaotic 2013 traffic stop in which a New Mexico officer shot at her minivan full of children.

Prosecutors in the tourist town of Taos and an attorney for 40-year-old Oriana Farrell announced the agreement Monday. The details of the deal are expected next week, when her trial was scheduled to start.

Jul 07 10:54

As Greece Falls, Will Those With Gardens Survive?

Heather Callaghan, Contributor
Waking Times

Greeks don’t want austerity, but the future is bleak and unknown. As of Friday, grocery shelves were being stripped bare of staple cooking goods, and pharmacies ran out of crucial medicines like thyroxine (thyroid treatment). More than half of those items are imported, but with banking plugs, companies are unable to pay suppliers. Things are frozen; stopped, and tens of thousands of tourists had allegedly cancelled bookings this past weekend.

Jul 07 10:54

Obama Talks Escalation, But Officials Say ISIS War Strategy Unchanged

In his latest protracted speech about the ISIS war, President Obama insisted that the war is continuing to go well, citing thousands of ISIS fighters killed, and talked up escalating airstrikes against ISIS in Raqqa, insisting that the recent attacks “proved” ISIS would eventually be destroyed.

That “eventually” could be a long time indeed, as Obama described the conflict as a “generational struggle” that would be one at some unspecified point in the future. In the meantime, it’s all airstrikes, and bragging about body counts.

Pentagon officials, however, say that the basic ISIS war strategy are unchanged, beyond an increase in the number of airstrikes in recent days. Officials continue to maintain that, despite mounting losses on the ground, the existing strategy is the right one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I woould like to kindly remind Pentagon spokespersons of one major fact here: you cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air.

So I have to ask the questions: what is really going on here, and what is really the desired outcome?!?

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Jul 07 10:34

THREE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES HAVE BEEN RULING ON CASES INVOLVING COMPANIES WHOSE STOCK THEY OWN

The Supreme Court’s top justice and two associate justices have repeatedly ruled in cases involving companies in which they owned stock, according to a court watchdog group.

The organization Fix the Court says in a report (pdf) that Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito have created potential conflicts of interest by participating in decisions that potentially affected their stock portfolio.

Fix the Court reviewed cases heard by the court between 2009 and 2013, and focused on 19 cases in which the three justices owned stock in companies that filed “friend of the court” or amicus curiae briefs. The report says that, in those cases, 68% of the time Roberts, Breyer and Alito sided with the companies in which they owned stock.

The other six justices were omitted from the study because they don’t own a significant amount of common stock in individual companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The lack of ethics, in these (alleged) Justices not recusing themselves from cases in which they had financial interests, is breathtakingly wrong.

But, as we are aware, in this country, the word "Justice" has thoroughly devolved into "Just-US", meaning that people with power and money in this country believe that they are completely above the law, and that the law is only meant for the "little people".

Jul 07 10:33

Map Ranks All 50 States by Economic Strength – The Results May Surprise You!

In new research for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Senior Research Fellow Eileen Norcross ranks each US state’s financial health based on short- and long-term debt and other key fiscal obligations, including unfunded pensions and health care benefits. …

Jul 07 10:32

15 Things People Have Said That May Change The Way You See Life

1. “You know you’re an adult when you can be right without needing to prove the other person wrong.”
2. “If you’re scared of doing it because you’re afraid that people will judge you, trust me they won’t even
remember it after a year.”

Jul 07 10:28

Sealed HSBC Report Shows U.S. Managers Battling Cleanup Squad

HSBC Holdings Plc, smarting from a $1.9 billion fine for providing banking to money launderers and sanctions-dodgers, promised U.S. officials it would clean up its act.
Within a year, its reform efforts met resistance from leaders of HSBC’s U.S. investment-banking unit -- some of whom mounted a campaign of bullying, footdragging and discrediting against in-house watchdogs, according to previously unreported details from a report by the bank’s court-appointed monitor.
HSBC agreed to submit to the monitor’s oversight in late 2012, as part of a pact with the U.S. Justice Department that required it to bolster its in-house controls. Armed with that directive, HSBC compliance officers singled out a half-dozen clients whose activities could put the London-based bank at risk -- including a Saudi bank that had been linked to Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers -- and advised the U.S. investment-banking division to consider dropping those relationships.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would almost bet that HSBC Holdings is not alone in resorting to this kind of cover-up behaviour.

Jul 07 10:25

Craig Murray gets 7/7 wrong - but several helpful readers do their best to help clue him in via the comments

Today the BBC is wall to wall 7/7 commemoration. The coverage keeps focusing on military uniforms, even though the military were in no capacity whatsoever involved in 7/7. It is inappropriate militarism, just as we saw with the return of the bodies of the Tunisian victims.

There is an elephant in the room. Nobody is mentioning the starkly obvious truth. If we had not invaded Iraq, 7/7 would never have happened. Let me say it again, because it is not sayable within the corporate media and establishment consensus. If we had not invaded Iraq, 7/7 would never have happened.

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Jul 07 10:17

OREGON HAS BEGUN USING A PAY BY THE MILE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM CALLED "OREGO"

OReGO volunteers will pay a road usage charge for the amount of miles they drive, instead of the fuel tax.
The OReGO road usage charge is set at 1.5 cents per mile.
Volunteers will get a credit on their bill to offset the fuel tax they pay at the pump.
Volunteers will have their choice of secure mileage reporting options offered by OReGO’s private-sector partners.
Volunteers’ personal information will be kept secure and private.

What is OReGO? It's a TRACKING device!

Excerpt from Azuga's website:

"Our software and hardware products are designed to collect data from vehicles and we translate that into useful information to increase driver safety and awareness."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a bad surveillance idea which will most probably adopted by the othr 49 states in the not too distant future.

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Jul 07 09:38

An Infographic Showing What Male Privilege Really Looks Like

Important to note is that this data does not aim to disprove any feminist arguments. There is data supporting their narratives that rape, domestic violence, and sexism do exist in some capacity (that capacity being the main point of argument). However their narrative is that it must be great to be male, and not have these problems associated with one’s gender.

Therein lies the issue. In reality, there are pros and cons to being either gender, and the cons of being a male are consistently downplayed. Here is what it’s really like to be a male in the US…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it's so great to be a male, why did Bruce Jenner go the other way?

Jul 07 09:36

Over 30,000 military personnel deploy to Pacific for “Talisman Sabre” ahead of Jade Helm 2015

After watching this almost 7 minute news release, readers will wonder how we were lulled into LaLa Land. Readers probably will question if everyone, especially so-called government officials, believe that all the ‘fascinating’ video war games unleashed upon society ought to be emulated in real life? Isn’t that taking ‘entertainment’ just a little too far? What will be the consequences?

Jul 07 09:30

Woman in Ill Health, Suppressed Immune System, Dies of Pneumonia

Death blamed on measles despite deceased having shown no sign of measles and having been vaccinated for measles.

Jul 07 09:00

FBI raids home of 'Subway diet' spokesman Jared Fogle

"FBI sources told FOX59 state and federal and state investigators were serving warrants at Fogle's Zionsville home in connection with a child-pornography investigation."

Fox59 notes that that earlier this year, the director of Fogle's charitable foundation, the Jared Foundation, was arrested in a child-pornography case.

The foundation cut ties with the director, Russell Taylor, after his arrest.

Jul 07 08:39

Leaks reveal how Ottawa cultivated ties before $15-billion Saudi arms deal

The Canadian government carefully courted Saudi Arabia in the years leading up to an unprecedented $15-billion arms sale to Riyadh brokered by Ottawa that remains shrouded in secrecy, documents show.

Secret Saudi government documents made public last week by Wikileaks offer a glimpse of how the Harper Conservatives sought closer relations with the Saudis – an effort that paid off in 2014 with a massive deal to sell made-in-Canada armoured fighting vehicles to the Arab state.

The transaction, backed by Canadian taxpayers, has come under fire because Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records in the world today.

Jul 07 08:38

4th of July from Hell: 40 blacks attack innocent white man in downtown Cincinnati simply for being white

The ONLY way we can put a stop to this divide and conquer plan is to expose racial crimes committed by ALL races as well as to continue to speak out against the real power structure that is hurting all poor Americans.

Jul 07 08:22

San Francisco under fire for being a 'sanctuary city' after illegal immigrant shot dead woman at random just TWO MONTHS after he was freed by police

The murder of a woman at a popular San Francisco pier allegedly by an illegal immigrant could have been avoided, federal immigration officials said Monday.

The suspect, Francisco Sanchez - a Mexican national who has been deported five times and is accused of shooting Kathryn Steinle, 32 - was in the custody of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department on March 26, but was let go, it has been revealed.

Sanchez, 45, was brought in on a decade-old drug charge, but was released on April 15 when the charges were dropped - just over two months before the murder on July 1.

In a statement released today to ABC News, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said they were not notified that Sanchez had been released - at which he would have been deported.

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Jul 07 08:10

4th of July from Hell: 40 blacks attack innocent white man in downtown Cincinnati simply for being white

Can you imagine the media outcry if 40 whites attacked a completely innocent black man? So far news outlets such as Salon, Slate, and Raw Story are completely censoring this story as it does not fit their narrative.

We now live in a country where the mainstream media labels fears over martial law in America racist while at the same time completely ignoring large groups of young African-Americans attacking whites for no other reason than the color of their skin.

The ONLY way we can put a stop to this divide and conquer plan is to expose racial crimes committed by ALL races as well as to continue to speak out against the real power structure that is hurting all poor Americans.

Jul 07 08:09

Upside down economics of debt, poverty, unemployment: Ready to seize solutions, or need more pain?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“If people were really self-interested, they would stop trying to be individualistic.” - John B. Cobb, founder of Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, videos here)

Economic Hitman John Perkins’ 2-minutes on today’s neo-colonialism capitalism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-dsiufhMu0

Demonocracy’s 2-minutes on what the US national debt looks like if shown in actual amounts of $100 bills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKpVlDSIz9o

Clarke and Dawe’s 2-minute comedy on European debt crisis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5QwKEwo4Bc

Earth economics is upside down.

Accelerating technology can and should provide:
more personal freedom from labor,
more beauty in infrastructure and nature,
greater joy in our freedom to create and explore our beautiful, powerful, and diverse virtues (something like “resource-based economics” as researched by The Venus Project).

Jul 07 07:41

VIDEO: PFIZER VICE PRESIDENT BLOWS THE WHISTLE & TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” – Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime editor-in-chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ) (source) “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” – Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. (source)

Jul 07 07:37

GOLDMAN SACHS-SUPPORTED SOLAR COMPANY USES PRISON LABOR TO MAKE PANELS

A leading maker of solar panels in the United States backed by Goldman Sachs has been using prison labor to help keep its production costs down. Suniva Inc., based in Georgia, contracts with UNICOR, the name of the 80-year-old Federal Prison Industries, so inmates can assist with the assembly of solar panels. Company officials told Reuters that prison labor accounts for only a small portion of its manufacturing operations, less than 10%. They say Suniva factories in Georgia and Michigan employing 350 people produce most of the panels. Several hundred inmates make solar panels at prisons in Sheridan, Oregon and Otisville, New York, reported the news organization.

Jul 07 07:32

The real cost of the war on drugs

Jul 07 07:25

The German Siege Of Greece Begins (No, This Is Not A Repeat From 1941)

Did you notice that Greece’s creditors are not rushing to offer the Greeks a new deal in the wake of the stunning referendum result on Sunday? In fact, it is being reported that the initial reaction to the “no” vote from top European politicians was “a thunderous silence“.

Jul 07 07:14

Foreclosure Mill Attorney J. Will Eidson Runs From Cameras During Inspection of Deutsche Bank Original Note.

8 July update from Ms. Erickson: The blank unendorsed note is what Valerie states proves is now a securities fraud instrument good or fake. The prospectus of the trust states it has to be endorsed into the trust. It says to send it in blank and then deposit it into the trust along with the assignment, that never happened and stayed on county records in Long Beach name until Rebecca Dietrich, a Chase employee signed by power of attorney for DBNTC seven years after the trust closed.

I have long wondered about this because a Note can't be in two places at once, think about it. I know there is some Decisional law on this so I'll start looking into it. I think Erbobo v. Wells Fargo touches on this:
http://stopforeclosurefraud.com/2013/05/02/kaboom-wells-fargo-bank-n-a...

Jul 07 07:11

Lord Greville Janner Goes to Court for Child Sexual Abuse Charges

TOO has been the only media outlet to dare to ask whether it was Janner’s position as a leading Jewish politician at the nexus of the relationship between British politics and Jewish power in Britain that protected him.

Jul 06 22:44

Eric Holder: Supreme Court Justice?

Jul 06 22:02

No, sweet no

The astounding NO vote that swept every part of Greece will take time to digest and understand and its meaning also depends on how the Europeans respond. But here are some immediate reactions.

The scale of the majority surprised everyone I have spoken to here in Athens as it bust the polls. Its definite, unarguable nature is a relief. This was no close-run majority that the other side could claim is illegitimate. Nor was it a mere party vote as many more supported NO than have backed Syriza.

Jul 06 22:01

From 'No' to 'Yes': Rejection of Austerity Just Beginning of European Battle

Even with a historic political victory in his pocket after seeing his nation vote overwhelmingly against the imposition of further austerity in exchange for a new loan package from foreign creditors on Sunday, Yanis Varoufakis, the outspoken finance minister of Greece's Syriza-led government, announced his resignation on Monday morning.

In a statement posted to his personal blog, Varoufakis said he "shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride" after it was made clear to him that his "absence" from future talks was urged by negotiating members of the so-called Troika—the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund.

Jul 06 20:52

Hillary Clinton Needs to Answer for Confederate Flag in Arkansas

CNN political commentator Paul Begala, the co-chair of a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC, said Tuesday she would “absolutely” have to answer for her time as Arkansas First Lady when her husband stood by a flag with a blue star inspired by the state’s former membership in the Confederacy.

“Sure, absolutely,” he said, when asked about the subject by New Day‘s Chris Cuomo. “Times change and circumstances change.”

Jul 06 18:43

San Francisco City Attorney Bans P2P Parking Apps, Threatens Users with Fines, Asks Apple to Remove from Global App Store

By Activist Post

The MonkeyParking app will have to delay their hopes of solving the parking problem in the greater San Francisco area because of a cease-and-desist order issued by the city.

MonkeyParking is one of several apps banned by the city that help drivers locate and reserve parking spots faster. The apps allow current occupants of a parking space to get paid to notify nearby drivers of their soon-to-be vacancy.

The city, clearly envious that they couldn't figure out a way to profit from solving a problem on their own, declared the apps illegal...

Jul 06 18:09

Could Greece Face Military Take-Over? Michael Rivero - July 6, 2015

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Jul 06 16:32

2 More Doctors Go Missing, after 3 Found Dead in 2 Weeks

The past two weeks I’ve reported on three alternative doctors (two MD’s and one DC, PhD) who were found dead in less than two weeks...

Now, in just a few days, we have two more doctors missing...

Jul 06 14:32

360-565-5147 - Did this number call you?

Fake Google Partners, the recording told me that my Google Business page was unverified. When I spoke to a rep he told me that my page needed "work" and when I nicely explained that my business is an actual Partner of Google and I have reps at the Google office that help me set up business pages for my business and my clients he hung up on me.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These calls to "conform" your page to Google are a SCAM, one that is undeterred by the "do not call" list and obviously invisible to the NSA!

Jul 06 14:30

Martial Law Concern About Jade Helm Is “Racist… Because We Have a Black President”

The media is trying to paint conspiracy theorists worried about Jade Helm martial law as racists...

Basically, the Washington Post says constitutionalists are just upset that there is a black president, not that there have been creeping violations of our rights by government.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jul 06 14:20

Condemned Boston Marathon bomber files motion for new trial

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a motion for a new trial Monday, less than two weeks after he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attack.

The motion did not contain any details on Tsarnaev’s legal arguments, saying only that a new trial is “required in the interests of justice.”

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Jul 06 13:40

Net closes on Israeli rights activist as watchdog takes up his case

Marianne Azizi describes the environment in which Israeli rights activists have to work, where children are commodities in a state-sponsored lucrative business and where you can be locked up for protesting.

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