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CURRENT EVENTS

May 05 14:20

Hezbollah says will attack Nusra Front inside Syria

Hezbollah's leader said on Tuesday his Lebanon-based militant group will launch an attack inside Syria against al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the mountain region along the countries' border.

(*Wait a second; I thought Hezbollah and al Qaeda were 'Buds')

May 05 14:11

French lawmakers approve sweeping new spying powers

PARIS: French lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a new law on Tuesday granting the state sweeping powers to spy on its citizens despite criticism from rights groups that the bill is vague and intrusive.

The law has been in the works for some time but gained additional support after a jihadist killing spree in January that left 17 dead and saw the capital gripped with fear for three days.

France is still on high alert as it has received repeated threats from jihadist groups abroad and was reminded of the peril of homegrown extremism when police thwarted a planned attack on a church two weeks ago.

(*France sure has been working hard , to get this bill passed .
Working the BEX , that is .)

May 05 14:06

Ferguson paying attorney $1,335 per hour for DOJ reforms - report

Ferguson, Missouri has secretly hired a distinguished trial lawyer to navigate reforms demanded by the US Department of Justice following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, paying nearly double the highest billing rate the state paid last year.

May 05 13:57

Citing Corporate Takeover, UN Official Calls for Halt In Secret Trade Talks

'We don’t want a dystopian future in which corporations and not democratically elected governments call the shots,' said Alfred de Zayas, UN independent expert

A United Nations official has called for a moratorium on secret negotiations over a United States-European Union "free trade" deal, citing concerns that the corporate tribunals likely to be included in the final pact would boost the power of multinationals at the expense of democracy and human rights.

May 05 13:53

Here is Jeb Bush’s Cinco de Mayo message to Mexican-Americans

“Here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become a day where we celebrate our ties with Mexico and the great contributions of the Mexican-American community in the U.S.,” he said in Spanish, with subtitles running underneath. “In my case, this relationship is very profound. My wife Columba was born in Mexico, my family has always had strong ties with Mexico and I have great respect and affection for our neighboring country.”

May 05 13:33

FLASHBACK - 9th Circuit Upholds Ban on Bus Ads About Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In an editorial published Friday, the Los Angeles Times has lambasted the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding the decision of Seattle’s transit system to block ads that denounced the U.S. for supporting “Israeli war crimes”–and all ads relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 05 13:03

America’s God Complex

American presidents reverently end their speeches with the audience-approving Benediction, “God bless America.” What they are really communicating is that God favors America. That, today, America is God’s chosen people. Even more! They are equating America with God. Which— in the magical twinkle of a rationalizing mind’s eye—means that America is God—white America, that is. As political leaders like to assert: America is today’s embodiment of Jesus’ teaching that “a city set on a hill cannot be hidden,” and by inference, his followers, “are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5: 14-16) With a “manifest destiny” that swept our white forefathers across the American continent, over the bones of indigenous people and on the backs of black persons forced into slavery—today’s continuation of which includes a trail of bodies, citizens killed by police “while being black.”

May 05 13:03

Florida county seeks independent review board after 97% of officer-involved shootings ‘justified’

A county commissioner in Palm Beach, Florida doesn’t want law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction to be the only ones looking into their own officer-involved shootings and use-of-force incidents. She wants an independent board to investigate, too.

At a meeting Tuesday, Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor will ask the county to create an independent board that would review officer-involved shootings and use-of-force incidents alongside the police department. The review board would cover all law enforcement agencies in the county.

Taylor said she was spurred into action after reading about disturbing patterns of violence by sheriff’s deputies in Palm Beach County.

May 05 12:59

Ethiopian migrants: suppressed at home, neglected abroad

Graham Peebles argues that the Ethiopian government, contrary to the praise from Washington, is in violation of a plethora of international covenants, its own constitution and its primary responsibility to protect its citizens.

May 05 12:00

Surviving in the “hell called Gaza”

Stuart Littlewood describes, through the words of a Palestinian mother from the Gaza Strip, one family's situation in the aftermath of Israel's genocidal assaults – overwhelmed by death, destruction, grief and chronic deprivation.

May 05 11:28

Baltimore teenaged protestors try to burn pizza store owner alive

During the recent Baltimore protests which reeked of George Soros‘ usual nefarious escapades, and which occasionally resulted in a number of businesses being looted and burned – and also cop cars being suspiciously burned – and which also sparked solidarity protests as far as Ferguson, Oakland, Denver, Minneapolis, Washington DC, New York City, and Seattle, twitter feeds were soaked with comments like “stores can be re-built but Freddie Gray’s spine can never be rebuilt”. Variations of this argument appeared to dominate the twitter-sphere.

May 05 10:56

Anti-Muslim Activist And Cartoonist Speak Out Following Garland Shooting

The anti-Muslim activist whose Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas was attacked by two gunmen on Sunday said the shooting shows the importance of her message.

Pamela Geller, American Freedom Defense Initiative president and sponsor of the "Draw Muhammad" contest in Garland, Texas, defended her event to CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Monday.

"This terrible incident reflects the need for such conferences," Geller said. "It's illustrative of the violent assault on the freedom of speech." Later, she added, "There is a problem in Islam, as illustrated last night, that anyone who addresses it gets attacked."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Ms. Geller suffers from SMD(selective memory disorder).

As reported at wickipedia:

Aniconism in Judaism covers a number of areas. The portrayal of Yahweh in any kind of human or concrete form is absolutely forbidden, and there is a strong tradition of avoiding sculpture, especially if large and free-standing, of all types and in all contexts, but especially religious sculpture. Two-dimensional images, including those of religious subjects and humans, are often regarded as acceptable, especially if on a small scale, such as book illustrations, the concern always being to avoid anything approaching idolatry.

So, Judaism prohibits the depiction of God; the Muslim faith forbids the depiction of the person they believe to have been his messenger.

And IF, as AP reported yesterday, "Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.", why did they not prevent the shooting?!? Was it simply a staged event, with complete complicity by Geller, trying to rile up US support for a massive invasion of the Middle East to "crush Isis"?!?

IF so, this event was an absolute, epic fail, because people no longer believe anything their government tells them.

May 05 10:49

In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much

“In a democratic society,” observed Oakland police chief Sean Whent, “people have a say in how they are policed.”

Unfortunately, if you can be kicked, punched, tasered, shot, intimidated, harassed, stripped, searched, brutalized, terrorized, wrongfully arrested, and even killed by a police officer, and that officer is never held accountable for violating your rights and his oath of office to serve and protect, never forced to make amends, never told that what he did was wrong, and never made to change his modus operandi, then you don’t live in a constitutional republic.

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May 05 10:30

NATO & ALLIES STAGE THOUSANDS-STRONG DRILLS ACROSS EUROPE

Three sets of military exercises kicked off in Europe on Monday, involving thousands of servicemen from a variety of NATO nations and their allies, amid a wave of similar action across the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without American and/or NATO boots on the ground here, actively involved in combat, there is no way the Ukrainian military can take back the breakaway provinces.

One has to wonder if this is just want these exercises are ultimately engineered toward doing just that; and at that point, Putin will have no choice other than reluctantly order military action.

We might well expect to see a "false flag" in Ukraine soon, to be blamed on Russia as the pretext for staging NATO and US military in Ukraine to fight Russia.

Such an attack would be an absolute fool's errand, and in light of the reality that the US doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to win a conventional war against Russia, the prospects for a military victory are bleak in the extreme, even with NATO's assistance.

I would like to remind our readers that a bill still lingers, in the House Armed Service Committee, two years after its being submitted by Charlie Rangel, to reinstate the draft, and include our young women, as well as our young men.

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May 05 10:10

17 MILLION-DOLLAR DONORS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION WHILE HILLARY CLINTON WAS SECRETARY OF STATE

Many of the most U.S. powerful corporations and foundations contributed $1 million or more to the Clinton Foundation while also lobbying the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, according to Vox.

The “symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors” was described as “striking,” if not scandalous, according to Vox’s Jonathan Allen.

Overall, Vox found 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that gave to the Clinton Foundation and lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton was in charge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...hardly an effort on our part to avoid transparency", MY ASTROLABE!!!

The Clintons operate one of the most opaque, corrupt, and sometimes murderous, political machine we have ever seen in this country!

And when you visualise Hillary as the country's president, remember this: she will go on doing precisely what she did as Secretary of State; offer private businesses favors for their money.

In fact in a Clinton Presidency, it will be the finest Presidency money can buy..ANYBODY'S MONEY.

May 05 10:01

FEDERAL JUDGE RULES FBI CAN PUT A GPS DEVICE ON YOUR CAR IF THEY CONSIDER YOU A 'THREAT'

A federal judge threw out claims by a California man who became a media sensation after he found a government GPS tracker in his car.

Yasir Afifi says he was due for an oil change in October 2010 when he discovered the GPS device. Based on feedback he received after uploading photos of the device onto the Internet, Afifi determined that it was government issued.

FBI agents descended on Afifi's apartment that day, and two unmarked vehicles followed Afifi when he went out, his amended complaint alleges. When the agents pulled him over, they allegedly admitted that the bureau had been tracking Afifi's movements. Afifi says he turned over the tracker as these agents inquired as to whether he was a threat to national security and if he had traveled to Yemen.
The encounter allegedly ended with Kanaan informing Afifi that the bureau did not consider him a security threat and he returned the GPS device to the agents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Apparently, Judge Howell needs a remedial course in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Spying on people is not going to prevent terroristic acts against this country or its assets. Not mucking about in other people's countries to extract their resources, to which this government has absolutely no moral claim, will, however.

But, of course, THAT...would be logical!!!

May 05 09:52

THE COMPUTERS ARE LISTENING

Most people realize that emails and other digital communications they once considered private can now become part of their permanent record.

But even as they increasingly use apps that understand what they say, most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so private anymore, either.

Top-secret documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.

The documents show NSA analysts celebrating the development of what they called “Google for Voice” nearly a decade ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the NSA - yes, I'm talking about YOU GUYS (and gals).

NEWS FLASH: The baddies have the horse sense to either encrypt their email, or don't use traceable telephones for conversation.

Mike set out 6 NSA decryption challenges on this website, which none of you were able to break, just to point out that you CANNOT surveille all people all the time. And we are NOT terrorists; just, at times, severely irritating, because we wish we could believe anything this government says, which these days is nearly impossible.

I am very sure that when you have someone surveille Mike and me, it's punishment duty. They will hear such inflammatory language over the phone such as "Sweetheart, could you please pick up an onion for the meatloaf?!?"

May 05 09:50

Baltimore - how poverty and police racism ignited a city

"Revolution begins when there’s no resolution to a problem. When a person is beaten back into a corner and they’ve come to the conclusion that nobody cares about them,” writer Ray L Brown told Socialist Worker.

"They can’t call the police. They have been getting away with the way they treat people of colour for years.” Ray L Brown Ray lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where Freddie Gray died last month (see below). Police pre-empted the damning report into Freddie’s death that led to officers being charged, with a leak that suggested he injured himself.

May 05 09:21

A Five-Step Guide to the Police Repression of Protest from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond

Last week, as Baltimore braced for renewed protests over the death ofFreddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) prepared for battle. With state-of-the-art surveillance of local teenagers’ Twitter feeds, law enforcement had learned that a group of high school students was planning to march on the Mondawmin Mall. In response, the BPD did what any self-respecting police department in post-9/11 America would do: it declared waron the protesters.

May 05 09:05

MEGA PUKE FACTOR 9 BEX ALERT - IS says it was behind US Prophet cartoon attack

Islamic State (IS) has said that it was behind the attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in the US state of Texas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, Rita Katz and SITE Intelligence group are claiming that ISIS is taking credit!

May 05 08:47

Rand Paul's Laughable 'Blogger Action Network': Zionist, Pro-Israel, Pro-Netanyahu, scared of Iran & Muslim Extremism

Rand's latest approved blogger warns ""Radical Islam is a threat to our way of life. We need to understand the world from its perspective to combat it." Rand's other blogger ironically has a front-page story supporting Ted Cruz for president, and stresses "what an important ally Israel is to the USA." If this is the best Randy can do, his laughable (albeit entertaining) campaign is in deep trouble. RandPaulZionist.com has the latest.

May 05 08:25

Donetsk Republic Nationalizes Banks, Draws Ire Of NATO and World Banking Cartel

By Brandon Turbeville

In a tiny corner of Eastern Europe, a fledgling Republic struggling with the day-to-day hurdles of warfare and shaky ceasefires, has succeeded in doing what has long been overdue in the most powerful nation on the face of the earth – it has nationalized its out-of-control banks and put them to use for the good of the people...

May 05 08:02

The World’s First On-Line B.S. Filter - Michael Rivero

May 05 07:50

THE IDIOTIC MYTH OF 'DEUTSCHLAND UBER ALLES'

But the error which is totally baseless, and cannot be allowed to stand, is this rubbish about "Deutschland uber alles" - (Germany above all things). First of all, the big bad "Nazis" never "proclaimed Deutschland uber alles". That well-recognized term - often mistranslated to "Germany above all others" and erroneously believed to be the title of the song in question - is actually only the opening line of the "Deutschlandlied" (Song of Germany). The song, which later became Germany's National Anthem, was penned in 1841 by August Heinrich Hoffmann - nearly a half-century before Hitler was even born, and three decades before the German state (Reich) was consolidated. Far from preaching "supremacy", the "Deutschlandlied" only represented the hopes for the eventual unification of the 30 or so German states, nothing more!

May 05 07:44

Did Washington Post Columnist Cherry-Pick Estimates on Israel Nukes?

A report by Col. Warren Farr from the United States Air Force Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies stated that in 1997 Israel had “400 deliverable thermonuclear and nuclear weapons.”
An Israeli analyst wrote in 2012 that Israel has 100-400 nuclear warheads.

May 05 07:22

Rand Paul Visits the Zionist Organization of America, tells them about his (two year old) Israel Trip

In his latest weekly e-mail news bulletin, Rand Paul boasts that he told the Zionist Organization of America "about my trip to Israel two years ago." Though the trip occurred in 2013, Paul apparently wants to stretch his pandering out as long as possible and get the most shekels as he can out of it.

May 05 06:38

17 MILLION-DOLLAR DONORS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION WHILE HILLARY CLINTON WAS SECRETARY OF STATE

Many of the most U.S. powerful corporations and foundations contributed $1 million or more to the Clinton Foundation while also lobbying the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, according to Vox. The “symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors” was described as “striking,” if not scandalous, according to Vox’s Jonathan Allen.

May 05 06:37

Geller’s Wealth from Corruption, Fraud; Dealership She Co-Owned Supplied Cop-Killer Getaway Car

Pam Geller’s N.Y. Times profile reveals her enormous wealth including a $4-million divorce settlement, a $5-million life insurance on the death of her ex-husband, Michael Oshry (her married name was Pamela G. Oshry), and a portion of the $2-million sale of the Hewlett Harbor home she jointly owned with Oshry. All of which allows her to live in luxury on an entire floor of upper Eastside condo.

May 05 06:25

Shadow-Boxing in the Baltics as Russia Tensions Reach Cold War Levels

Western officials say Russia has stepped up probing flights and mock bomb runs near Europe's borders since 2013, forcing jets from NATO nations and non-NATO allies like Sweden to scramble repeatedly. For its part, Moscow says NATO has dramatically increased reconnaissance flights near its borders.
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The amount of regional military activity is back at Cold War levels, he said, with NATO aircraft also crowding into the region on Baltic air policing missions. "We are back pretty much on the level where we were in the late 1980s and early 1990s."

(*"MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!"
whitehorse souce )

May 05 06:25

Cartoon contest organizer Pamela Geller known for inflammatory rhetoric

The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files."

May 05 06:20

Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law

The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention.

President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray.

However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the Obama administration and Democratically-controlled Congress did make a “massive” investment into Baltimore, appropriating $1,831,768,487 though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the stimulus.

May 05 06:05

Why the Latest Protest Against Police Brutality Is Happening in Israel

Scores are hurt in weekend protests in Tel Aviv as Ethiopian Israelis rally against what they say is long-running racism

TIME: Masses of protesters gathering in the streets, some throwing rocks and bottles at the police. In full riot gear, the police respond in force, shooting tear-gas canisters, percussion bombs and water guns. By the end of the evening, 46 injured people are sent to area hospitals.

Scenes of violent protest are something that people in Israel are used to seeing periodically, though it is usually in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This time, though, the rage involves youth Israelis of Ethiopian descent who are angry at their own government.

May 05 05:57

Lieberman: Billions given to Haredi parties only perpetuate poverty

After announcing he would not join Netanyahu's coalition, outgoing FM says he 'does not care' whether narrow government will last full term.

A day after announcing that he would not be joining the new government. Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman lashed out at the coalition agreement Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has brokered with the religious parties, saying he is pouring billions of shekels in a system that does nothing to address the poverty in the sector.
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"There were narrow governments in the past. Is it feasible to be able to run the country and function in such a formation? I don't know and don't care."

(*Lieberman is sure making a lot of racket for a guy who says he doesn't care , but that he doesn't , speaks volumes .)

May 05 05:49

Israel's FM Announces Boycott Of Netanyahu's Next Gov't

JERUSALEM, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on Monday that his party will not join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government, which he said will not serve "national interests."

Lieberman's announcement was perceived as a significant setback for Netanyahu, who is struggling to put together a wide coalition ahead of a looming deadline.

Under Israeli law, Netanyahu, whose Likud party won the recent elections, must present a coalition of more than 60 members by Wednesday.

May 05 05:39

Bearing witness ever more

ACROSS the globe, schoolchildren study the industrialised slaughter of Jews by the Nazis. Holocaust museums in America, Israel and Poland each draw more than a million visitors annually. The UN has passed two resolutions in the past decade to institutionalise memory of the Holocaust worldwide. Yad Vashem, an Israeli museum and remembrance authority, trains 10,000 domestic and foreign teachers every year. “Interest is growing immensely,” says Dorit Novak, the director-general. Membership of the Association of Holocaust Organisations (AHO) has increased from 25 in the late 1980s to over 300. Commemorative museums have opened from Germany and France to Brazil and Japan. Of the 16,000 books on the Holocaust listed in America’s Library of Congress, more than two-thirds were published in the past two decades.
Note: The greatest hoax ever committed against mankind ever.

May 05 05:37

France, Saudi discuss multi-billion-euro projects

France and Saudi Arabia are discussing economic projects worth tens of billions of euros, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said today.

"If concluded, these 20 projects would be worth tens of billions of euros," Fabius told reporters in Riyadh.

French President Francois Hollande is also in Saudi Arabia to attend a Gulf leaders' summit today, a day after he oversaw the signing of a warplanes deal with Qatar worth 6.3 billion euros (USD 7 billion).

May 05 05:35

France, Saudi Arabia: Iran nuclear deal must be verifiable, no threat to region

* Hollande first Western leader to address Gulf summit

* France aims to reassure leaders over Iran nuclear deal

* Saudi FM says historical ally, has common vision (Adds Hollande speech, Saudi FM, context)

France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future nuclear accord between Iran and six major powers must be robust, verifiable and no threat to Tehran's neighbours, the two countries said ahead of a summit in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia invited French President Francois Hollande, whose country is deemed to have the toughest stance among the six world powers negotiating with Iran, to Riyadh to discuss regional issues with Gulf Arab leaders who fear a rapprochement with Tehran could further inflame the region.

"France and Saudi Arabia confirmed the necessity to reach a robust, lasting, verifiable, undisputed and binding deal with Iran," Hollande and the new Saudi King Salman said in a statement after meeting on Monday.

"This agreement must not destabilise the security and stability of the region nor threaten the security and stability of Iran's neighbours," the statement said.

May 05 05:31

Holocaust Remembrance:

Across the United States, prominent political and civic leaders participate in annual Holocaust commemoration ceremonies. A number of countries, including Britain, Germany and Italy, officially observe a yearly Holocaust Remembrance Day. In 2005 the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution introduced by Israel to designate January 27 as an international Holocaust remembrance day.

May 05 05:30

With fewer survivors around, Holocaust education is in transition

Sockalosky, a 39-year-old history and world geography teacher at Natick’s Wilson Middle School, was one of 25 educators from around the world who traveled to Poland in January for the commemoration ceremonies of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The five-day trip, organized by the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation-the Institute for Visual History and Education, in partnership with Discovery Education, included workshops at Warsaw’s new Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, visits to Jewish historical sites and meetings with survivors.
Note: Holocau$t education would include research into what really happened. That is not allowed. This is brainwashing.

May 05 05:27

Israel's dark future

In June 1967, Israel won a stunning military victory against its neighbors, elating Israelis and the global Jewish community with a sense that the grand experiment of a Jewish state might really work. Three weeks later, amid Israel's national euphoria, the country's founding prime minister emerged from retirement to warn Israelis that they had sown the seeds of national self-destruction. David Ben-Gurion, 81 years old, insisted that Israel, which had conquered the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank in the war, must immediately give them up. If they did not, he said, this act of forcible occupation would corrupt the Jewish state and possibly destroy it outright. His speech was barely covered in the Israeli press and widely ignored by Israelis. The Palestinians have lived under Israeli occupation now for 48 years.

May 05 05:25

Declaring Independence from Israel

There is no ambiguity in Cruz. As keynote speaker for a conference held last September by the newly formed In Defense of Christians group, he demonstrated that even in front of Middle Eastern Christians it was necessary to play the Israel card, bringing Jewish “persecution” into the discussion before walking off stage. Just before exiting, he said, “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you. Good night, and God bless.”

May 05 05:20

Don't be fooled by Pamela Geller

It's not as though Geller ever lets facts get in the way of a good opportunity: After the attack, she didn't call for dialogue, for understanding, for bringing people together, which is what real leaders do.

Instead, she went on Fox news and called it a war. And that appears to be what she wants. That's why she's dangerous, not brave. She's not celebrating hate speech for the sake of free speech, but to provoke reactions that polarize America, set people at odds, and alienate Muslims, who are American citizens and often first in line to report planned terrorist attacks. (American Muslims are allies, not enemies.)

And plenty of people know this, not just American Muslims, who might be presumed to be partial.

May 05 05:16

Man Fined $400 For Skipping Jury Selection In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

BOSTON (AP) — A man who skipped the final stages of jury selection in the Boston Marathon bombing trial has been fined $400 and sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

A federal judge imposed the sanction Thursday against Jose Gutierrez of Lawrence.

Judge William Young found that Gutierrez intentionally violated his obligation to serve as a juror by skipping jury service March 3 so he could go to work

May 04 22:04

Coalition Dropping US-Made Cluster Bombs on Yemen

The Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen is using U.S.-supplied cluster munitions, endangering civilians and violating an international arms treaty, Human Rights Watch warned on Sunday.

May 04 20:03

Thousands of Farmers in India Rise up Against Monsanto

Some have said that India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, arrived at the nation’s pro-GMO position with the help of generous campaign funding from a GMO lobby, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of Indian farmers from demonstrating against Monsanto and their biotech cronies in a massive grassroots movement that shuns anti-farmer practices and genetically modified crop farming.

May 04 19:53

Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress

The back-room push for the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact may be backfiring on its supporters, as more and more lawmakers in U.S. Congress drop their interest in the deal over its extreme secrecy.

Only members of the House and Senate are currently allowed to view the text of the deal, and even they are forbidden from discussing what it contains. As a new report from Politico published Monday details, "If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving."

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May 04 14:44

USA: Tensions high after reports of another police shooting in Baltimore

May 04 14:42

US-Saudi Led Blitzkrieg against Yemen is “An Ego Boost”

“Slaughter Yemenis civilians, and win a free Bentley.” That pretty much sums up Saudi Arabia’s frivolous four-week military jamboree in Yemen otherwise known as Op “Decisive Storm”, if not its entire foreign (and now military) policy in the region; it may have been a “slip of the tweet” on the part of Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, a Forbes top 100 billionaire who offered via his Twitter account to award Saudi fighter-jet pilots a fleet of 100 Bentley luxury cars, a bonus if you will, for their (bombing) services rendered; nonetheless it paints a vivid, albeit repulsive, picture of how politics are conducted in the oil-rich sheikhdoms of the Gulf: at the deviant whims of their Kings and Princes.

May 04 14:18

U.S. State Department Pettier and More Vindictive than During Cold War

The U.S. State Department under Barack Obama has become more petty and vindictive diplomatically than at any time in recent history, including during the Cold War. The actions of U.S. diplomats in pressuring heads of state and government not to attend the May 9 Victory over Nazism commemoration in Moscow, coupled with the U.S. leaning on countries to recognize Kosovo while warning them not to recognize Abkhazia or South Ossetia, is unprecedented in its vitriol.

May 04 14:17

Toledo police officer charged with assault

A Toledo police officer has been charged with assault after a citizen videotaped her apparently hitting an arrested suspect.

Officer Denise Fischer, 45, remains on restricted duty following the March 25 incident with a detained Raymond Rober, 20. The video shows Officer Fischer approaching Mr. Rober at about 4:45 p.m. on the 900 block of Berry Street in East Toledo and apparently hitting him on the head with her hand.

An arraignment hearing on the misdemeanor charge is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday in Toledo Municipal Court.

May 04 14:16

Suit filed against Put-in-Bay, police chief, officers

The recently filed suit states that it “relates to but a few of a long line of arbitrary and abusive behaviors” by the Put-in-Bay Police Department.

The individual plaintiffs are Lisa Cooper, of Put-in-Bay; Eric Haines, of Stow, Ohio; and Rikki Singstock, of Southgate, Mich, who were arrested by Put-in-Bay police in 2013. Police responded to a confrontation and arrested the three on a variety of charges. Ms. Singstock’s case was dismissed.

Ms. Cooper charged with obstructing official business, and Mr. Haines charged with theft and unlawful restraint, were found not guilty by a jury in October.

The new suit describes the arrests as “unlawful” and “unjustified” and seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

May 04 14:14

Eyewitness account: Israeli police violence against Ethiopian anti-violence march

Marianne Azizi gives an eyewitness account of the violence and tear gas used by Israel’s police against Ethiopian Jews peacefully protesting in Tel Aviv on 3 May against police violence and racism.

May 04 13:55

Movement to the bunkers: ‘They know it is coming’ – Elite actively practicing bug out scenario

Not only did NORAD announce “test flights” over the DC area, but, as an insider source tells ANP, part of that “practice” was moving the “elite” to their bunkers in preparation for a huge event which would mandate their bugging out fast. As our source tells us, “They know its coming.”

May 04 13:43

SPLC’s Potok Compares AFDI to Klan

May 04 12:45

Conflicting reports on gun incident in Baltimore

Conflicting reports about a police chase that may have involved gunfire roiled Baltimore Monday, just a week after riots rocked the city.

Initial reports said a man had been shot, but police then said a gun dropped by a man running from police went off, and that no one was hit by a bullet. Earlier, Baltimore Police tweeted the man was shot "multiple times," but police later said no one had been shot.

Shooting: 2500 block Marbourne Ave. Man reported to be shot multiple times. Southern District detectives investigating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is where the long years of government lies comes back to bite them. Nobody is going to believe the corporate-media fed official story about this or anything else going on.

May 04 12:26

Man shot by Baltimore police

Baltimore police shot a man Monday in the same area where massive riots broke out last week over the death of Freddie Gray.

It's unclear what prompted the shooting. A Fox News crew witnessed a young black male running from police before he was shot.

It's not known whether the unidentified man was armed. A gun was reportedly found nearby on a sidewalk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Witnesses are saying the shooting victim was unarmed. And we know that police have a regular practice of using "throwdown" guns to justify shootings.

UPDATE: Baltimore PD claiming reports of shooting "not true."

May 04 12:09

New York City Police Officer Shot In Head Dies

An NYPD officer who was shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens Saturday has died from his injuries.

Brian Moore, 25, died Monday, the NYPD confirmed.

"Condolences to the family of PO Brian Moore who lost his life today. RIP to a true hero. We will never forget. #Hero," the NYPD 104th Precinct tweeted Monday afternoon.

"The shooting of Officer Brian Moore over the weekend was a deplorable act of violence that has robbed New York of one of its finest," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Monday. "As a member of the NYPD, Officer Moore put the safety of his fellow New Yorkers before his own, and we will remember his service with gratitude and pride. I join with all New Yorkers in mourning his passing and send my deepest condolences to his friends and family."

Moore underwent surgery for what court papers described as "severe injuries to his skull and brain" and had been in a coma.

May 04 12:00

Social Media - Another black man shot in Baltimore by a police officer just now

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May 04 11:40

Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on 'Star Trek,' Dead at 85

Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand in the original "Star Trek" series and a handful of movies based on the series, died Friday at her home in Coarsegold, California. She was 85.

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