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CURRENT EVENTS

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Mar 18 13:12

Netanyahu’s Fear-mongering Wins

Binyamin Netanyahu’s last-minute efforts to paint himself as even more hawkish than most outside observers feared was already the case has paid off handsomely with a decisive victory over his centrist rivals in Israel’s general election. Netanyahu’s poor showing in the final polls published late last week – giving him only 20 seats – had encouraged misleading forecasts.

Mar 18 13:09

Kiev Shifts Goalposts as Merkel Skews Wide

Kiev President Petro Poroshenko unveiled a new dimension of international sanctions against Russia this week, while being royally entertained by German leaders in Berlin. The oligarch-turned-politician now wants the Western allies of the Kiev regime to boycott the 2018 World Cup Finals to held in Russia.

Mar 18 13:05

Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt.

Mar 18 12:15

Birthright Citizenship: The New Immigration Scam

Scott Walker is only the latest candidate to stumble over the immigration tripwire. Though previously supportive of providing a path to citizenship for undocumented residents, now the Wisconsin governor is talking up border security. Advice to candidates: maybe it’s time for some new policy ideas, like demanding an end to our so-called “birthright citizenship.”

Mar 18 11:25

1984: France Will Counter Terrorist Attacks on Free Speech by... Attacking Free Speech?

George Orwell wasn't psychic; he was a time traveler, and we're permanently falling down the rabbit hole of 1984.

If you live in France, your right to visit certain websites has just been terminated by the almighty government.

Why? Because terrorism.

How painfully ironic, considering the Charlie Hebdo attack was supposed to be a terroristic attack on free speech to begin with...

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Mar 18 11:15

Republican women say ‘War No More,’ but the men keep shooting their mouths off "In recent weeks, Republican state legislators have described a pregnant woman as 'the child’s host' rather than a mother, called women a 'lesser cut of meat', likened Planned

There were a couple of problems right off the bat when would-be Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and the top Republican woman in the House, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, sat down with conservative interest groups Monday afternoon to refute the notion that the GOP is waging a “war on women.”

Mar 18 11:14

Oregon House approves bill banning 'gay conversion' therapy

The Oregon House voted Tuesday to outlaw a therapy that purports to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of young people, with several lawmakers arguing the practice has been discredited and can cause irreparable mental and emotional damage.

Mar 18 11:11

GERMANY RIOT TARGETS NEW ECB HEADQUARTERS IN FRANKFURT

In addition, two attackers have also been killed, Essid said, calling it a “cowardly terrorist operation” that targeted tourists. The tourists were attacked while they were getting off a bus to enter the museum, Essid said, noting this is the first attack there targeting tourists.

Mar 18 11:03

KERRY RENEWS ASSAULT ON SYRIA

The U.S. launched a renewed push for regime change in Syria. It started with an interview Secretary of State Kerry gave to CBS with a question on Syria. Kerry's answer was (intentionally?) misreported as the U.S. position softening and being ready to negotiate with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But that was not a new position, nor was that the remarkable part of Kerry's answer.

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Mar 18 10:54

PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, CONGRESSMEN, GENERALS, SPOOKS, SOLDIERS AND POLICE ADMIT TO FALSE FLAG TERROR

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes. In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally or in writing

Mar 18 10:51

FedGov Moves To Seize Water Rights From 100,000 Montanans: "All Surface Water And Wells"

There are many areas in the United States where water rights are either under assault or threatened by the federal government in this manner.

Mar 18 10:46

Loretta Lynch Nomination In BIG Trouble; Here’s Why…

Loretta Lynch’s bid to become the next attorney general appears to be in big trouble, as a well-placed source on Capitol Hill told WND there are now rumblings that even some Democratic Party senators may oppose her nomination.

Mar 18 10:45

Michigan Mayor Shows How To Stand up to Atheist Bullies

As more and more atheist groups are working to remove all references to God in public life, there is growing push-back by the Christian community to not surrender Constitutional rights to these anti-god bullies. Now, the mayor of Warren, Michigan has come up with a creative solution to challenge the atheists running amock in the city hall. Christian News Network reports:

Mar 18 10:41

Jeremy Clarkson 'instructs lawyers' over Jimmy Savile smear

Jeremy Clarkson has instructed lawyers to demand an immediate retraction from the BBC after a senior employee compared him to Jimmy Savile, it has emerged.
The Top Gear host is said to be furious about the "defamatory" smear and is determined to identity the executive behind it.

His friends told the Daily Mail that he believes it was a source connected to the office of former Labour minister James Purnell, now the BBC's £295,000-a-year head of strategy.

Mar 18 10:41

Whistleblower: State Department Employees Who Don’t Sign Separation Agreement Face Dire Consequences

Failure to sign a formal separation agreement can have dire consequences for rank-and-file State Department employees, an agency whistleblower told The Daily Caller.

That is in stark contrast to what happens to top-level officials such as former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton if they refuse to sign the separation form, OF-109.

Ramifications for lower-level State Department employees include the withholding of retirement benefits and possible investigations conducted by the agency into why employees declined to sign the form, whistleblower Richard Higbie says.

By signing OF-109, agency employees affirm that they have turned over all records — classified or unclassified; emails or physical documents — pertaining to official government business.

Mar 18 10:37

03 16 15 standoff and fire

This is how an old man and his dogs were evicted by the Oregon State Police.
They are all dead!

Mar 18 10:24

Obama Administration Sets New Record for LESS Transparency

The "most transparent administration in history" is anything but, according to a new analysis of data by The Associated Press.

The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

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Mar 18 10:12

Deceased Man In House Identified

This fellow had lost his job and couldn't make his payments so the bank(un-named) had the Sheriff's department do a forcible eviction. The fire didn't break out until teargas was used and an armored vehicle rammed into the house. It's been ruled a suicide because according to the coroner he could have come out at any time.
Neighbors said that Mr.Rengigas was a nice man and they would see him walking his dogs.
The story stinks to high heaven!
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2015/mar/17/photo-timeline-poli...
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2015/mar/17/eviction-sparks-gun...

Mar 18 10:09

Egyptian woman who disguised herself as a man for 43 years in order to make a living was honored Tuesday by the government as the “ideal mother”

An Egyptian woman who disguised herself as a man for 43 years in order to make a living for her daughter after the death of her husband was honored Tuesday by the government as the “ideal mother” of Luxor governorate.

Mar 18 10:08

New York county sheriff must give up stingray records, judge orders

According to a judicial ruling issued Tuesday, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) in Northwestern New York state must turn over a number of documents concerning its purchase and use of stingrays. The 24-page order comes as the result of a lawsuit brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and marks a rare victory in favor of transparency of "cell-site simulators," which are often shrouded in secrecy.

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Mar 18 09:35

The Careers That Put You At The Highest Risk For Suicide

There’s a lesser-known occupational hazard associated with certain jobs, according to a new study published in theAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine: suicide.

Mar 18 09:35

Obama says ISIS is a direct consequence of our 2003 invasion: "Which is why America should aim before it shoots"

In an Interview with Vice News , President Obama Said the rise of Islamic State (IS, Also Known as ISIS / ISIL) CAN be Directly linked to America's Excursion into Iraq Under Bush.

Mar 18 09:15

With Putin Back, Trail of Mainstream Media Hysteria Remains

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Vladmir Putin has been found or, more accurately, Vladmir Putin has reappeared putting an end to all the ridiculous rumors surrounding his nine-day absence from public view. While having canceled only one public meeting and otherwise remaining on schedule, the Western media went into overdrive to convince someone – (whether Russian or American it is not fully clear) – that Putin had been ousted, killed, or otherwise “neutralized.”

Most likely, the Western press was attempting to capitalize on the nine-day absence by Putin in order to sow seeds of destabilization in Russian society and to decrease whatever faith in their governmental system that Russians may have...

Mar 18 09:06

World War II myths fuel Western crimes

Freshman US Senator Tom Cotton already has two claims to fame. First he wrote a letter to Iran in an effort to sabotage his own President’s diplomatic efforts and start a war. And then he set an all-time record by invoking Hitler in less than one minute during his first Senate speech.

Sen. Cotton thus stands condemned under Godwin’s Law, which states that whoever mentions Hitler first automatically loses the debate. “Playing the Hitler card” is widely reviled. Yet people like Cotton cannot resist the temptation.

Why has the demonization of Hitler—and of anybody one wants to demonize through comparisons to Hitler—become such a massively overused, utterly shopworn cliché?

Mar 18 08:30

US Warns Allies Not to Join China-led Development Bank

Eric Blair
Activist Post

How do you know a dollar collapse is coming? Because the rest of the world is preparing for it.

Western allies are flocking to join the new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), while the United States and World Bank sit on the sidelines and lecture them about "appropriate" financial governance...

Mar 18 08:11

Netanyahu Wins by Stephen Lendman

snip: Believing otherwise is foolhardy. Israel's 20% Arab population is powerless, persecuted, and denied rights afforded solely to Jews. Election results changed nothing.

Israel is like America. Democracy is pure fantasy. Not a dime's worth of difference separates major parties on issues mattering most.

Voter choices are largely bad or worse. For Israeli Arab citizens and most Jews, Netanyahu or Herzog makes no difference.

Election results changed nothing. Government headed by either leader assures ugly business as usual.

Both and likely coalition partners support:
apartheid worse than South Africa's;
militarized occupation harshness;
settlement construction on stolen Palestinian land;
war, not peace;
Arabs denied virtually all rights afforded Jews; and
continuation of decades if institutionalized racism.

Mar 18 08:07

Tunisia terror attack: at least 11 dead after gunmen storm museum - live

The Tunisian prime minister, Habib Essid, says 19 people were killed, including 17 tourists from Italy, Germany and Spain.

Another 22 tourists were injured and another two Tunisian men.

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And the "discovery" that ISIS is behind this attack will be announced in five ... four ... three ... two ...

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Mar 18 07:39

Hidden in the fine print

Who will benefit from it? One provision hidden in the fine print – “Investor-State Dispute Settlement” – may sound harmless, but don’t let that fool you: ISDS could let foreign companies challenge US laws without ever stepping in an American court.

Mar 18 07:27

CHARGES DROPPED FOR MEN FACING LIFE IN PRISON FOR RAP LYRICS AND FB POSTS

All charges were dismissed by San Diego Superior Court Judge Louis R. Mahoian in the cases of Rapper Brandon Duncan, known by his stage name of “tiny Doo,” and Aaron Harvey. At the end of the day, they were free to go. That said, this case is not over for the other defendants, who were also charged with more serious offenses, though many of counts based on the 182.5 California Criminal Code were also dismissed.

Mar 18 07:21

State Dept.: ‘No record’ of signed document from Hillary Clinton affirming records turned over

The State Department said Tuesday that former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton never signed the document affirming that she turned in all classified information when she left in 2013, as the legal jeopardy to the Obama administration continued to grow over her treatment of emails.

House Speaker John A. Boehner, the Ohio Republican overseeing several congressional investigations into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, said an independent third party needs to take control of her email server in order to clear up remaining questions.

Mar 18 07:03

Gunmen storm popular Tunisian museum, at least eight killed

Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen stormed a popular museum near Tunisia's parliament Wednesday afternoon, killing at least eight people and taking hostages. Security forces say they have two gunmen surrounded inside the Bardo Museum which adjoins the parliament.

Gunfire rang out Wednesday in the capital of Tunis after gunmen attacked a tour group near the parliamentary compound. Initial reports say seven of the killed were foreign visitors.

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Mar 18 06:27

Marijuana convictions to be erased in Connecticut

“It’s a topic multiple states will have to be facing,” said Aaron Romano, Menditto’s attorney

Mar 18 03:29

Boston: Chill Returns

Boston: Chill Returns, to Stick Around Past Start of Spring

(*There's still a good portion of snow on the ground . The temperature is unseasonably cold . St. Patrick's day is all about the color Green , and I personally associated that with 'Grass' being on display , and in full view , and Spring being just around the corner .
Not so much , this year .)

Mar 18 02:08

Protest At European Central Bank headquarters

Police say 10,000 expected at anti-austerity protest at European Central Bank headquarters

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Police in Frankfurt, Germany, have put up barricades and barbed wire around the headquarters of the European Central Bank as they brace for demonstrations against government austerity and capitalism.

The Blockupy alliance says activists plan to try to blockade the new headquarters of the ECB ahead of a ceremony Wednesday inaugurating the building, and to disrupt what they term capitalist business as usual.

Mar 18 01:47

Lufthansa pilot union’s strike affects some 750 flights

BERLIN — Hundreds of flights have been canceled in a strike by Lufthansa pilots at the German airline’s short- and medium-haul operations — the latest in a string of walkouts.

Around 80,000 passengers are affected by the strike Wednesday that grounded some 750 flights, most of them domestic or within Europe.

The Vereinigung Cockpit union announced that it would extend its strikes to long-distance flights on Thursday.

Mar 17 20:05

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (5 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

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

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
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4. Debt (public, private) and money supply

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Mar 17 18:27

Syria Shoots Down U.S. Drone Over Latakia

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

On March 17, 2015, the Syrian military apparently shot down a U.S. Predator Drone drove over the Northwestern city of Latakia in Syria.

The United States has confirmed that it lost contact with a drone but has stated that it was unclear whether or not the drone had been shot down.

Syrian state media has described the drone as “hostile” but has not given any further details...

Mar 17 16:32

UN Security Council: ISIS replacing Taliban in Afghanistan

The UN envoy to Afghanistan acknowledged that the IS could potentially unite minor Islamist groups in the country under a new command

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Mar 17 16:09

Amputee actor apparently landed a government gig at the Boston Marathon bombing government / media event

https://nathanbickel.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/bostonmarathonbombing...
Please note that the Red arrows (in the above and following pic) show the Code word’s initials, “BK,” – “Below Knee.” The red arrow shows that the amputation from the accident, years ago, was ‘below the knee;’ thus aiding in identifying (Boston Marathon’s) Heather Abbott, as the same person who was seeking Hollywood employment, as reference in the above pic.
https://nathanbickel.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/bostonmarathonbombing...

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Mar 17 15:32

Watertown Shootout Detailed In Boston Bombing Trial

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Earlier that day, shortly after midnight, one officer spotted a carjacked Mercedes SUV on a quiet residential street. That set off a frenzied clash in which Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan, hurled explosives at police, including two pipe bombs and one pressure-cooker bomb
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“All I could see was muzzle flashes,” he said. “I couldn’t count it. It was nonstop.”
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He saw a wick and a lighter and then watched as an object flew through the air, landed in the street and exploded, he said, shaking him to his knees.
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Tamerlan saw him and came charging up the street, firing at him
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“The black SUV, it was right in my face,” he said. “I looked down, and I saw the front wheels were over Tamerlan.”

(*Sneak Peek of what's sure to be the most anticipated "Mini Series" , in television history .
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Mar 17 15:25

Putin May Be Back, But These #WhereIsPutin Tweets Are Still Hilarious

I can’t decide which one is my favorite, the rainbow unicorn or the militarized hummingbird?

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Mar 17 15:11

Russia’s Remarkable Renaissance

Something remarkable is taking place in Russia, and it’s quite different from what we might expect. Rather than feel humiliated and depressed Russia is undergoing what I would call a kind of renaissance, a rebirth as a nation. This despite or in fact because the West, led by the so-called neo-conservatives in Washington, is trying everything including war on her doorstep in Ukraine, to collapse the Russian economy, humiliate Putin and paint Russians generally as bad. In the process, Russia is discovering positive attributes about her culture, her people, her land that had long been forgotten or suppressed.

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Mar 17 14:42

It's Official: Americans R Stupid

As Americans, we tend to be pretty full of ourselves, and this is especially true of our young people. But do we really have reason for such pride? According to a shocking new report from the Educational Testing Service, Americans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in other industrialized nations when it comes to literacy, mathematics and technological proficiency. Even though more Americans than ever are going to college, we continue to fall farther and farther behind intellectually. So what does this say about us? Sadly, the truth is that Americans are stupid. Our education system is an abysmal failure, and our young people spend most of their free time staring at the television, their computers or their mobile devices. And until we are honest with ourselves about this, our intellectual decline is going to get even worse.

Mar 17 14:38

Our Lawless Government – Hillary Edition

Hillary keeps emphasizing she broke no laws... NOT THE POINT. Hillary has admitted to intentionally destroying many of the emails on that server — some 30,000 of them, to put not to fine a point on it. Who trusts anything this woman says???

Mar 17 14:32

TENS OF THOUSANDS Attend Anti-Netanyahu Rally in Tel Aviv, Israel

Not just thousands, but tens of thousands of Israelis gathered at a Tel Aviv square under the banner “Israel wants change” and calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be replaced.

Mar 17 14:06

SYRIA SHOOTS DOWN US DRONE: STATE MEDIA

'Syrian air defense systems shot down U.S. UAV north of Lattakia Province,' says state-run Syrian Arab News Agency ?Syrian forces have allegedly shot down a U.S. drone in the country, according to reports from the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency on Tuesday.

Mar 17 14:04

State Department Has ‘No Record’ Of Clinton Signing Separation Statement

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday the agency is “fairly certain” that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not sign a separation statement upon her departure from Foggy Bottom.

Mar 17 14:03

Another Media Psyop? The Ancient Statues ISIS Supposedly Destroyed Were All FAKE

The whole story, complete with dramatic video, was about replicas…

That didn’t stop another wash of mainstream media attention given to the idea that ISIS the almighty and powerful was tromping the countryside, destroying precious, ancient, irreplaceable 2700-year-old artifacts and robbing the world of them forever.

Mar 17 13:58

FCC NET NEUTRALITY DOCS HAVE 46 REFERENCES TO A GROUP FUNDED BY BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS AND CO-FOUNDED BY A NEO-MARXIST

The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation.

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Mar 17 13:29

Lawmakers Say TPP Meetings Classified To Keep Americans in the Dark

Democratic lawmaker says tightly-controlled briefings on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal are aimed at keeping US constituents ignorant about what's at stake.

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Mar 17 13:02

Self-proclaimed republics don't recognize amendments to law on Donbas special status — DPR

The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) do not recognize amendments to the law on Donbas special status that have not been coordinated with them, DPR envoy to the Contact Group Denis Pushilin said on Tuesday.

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Mar 17 12:34

NEW YORK CITY INSTALLS 'ELECTRONIC EARS' IN MAJOR AREAS

Less than three months into 2015, 184 people have been shot in New York City. To combat this statistic, the city is looking toward a novel solution: gunfire detection systems. But the high cost of installing mics – and the potential for government eavesdropping – leave many wondering if it’s worth it. It’s called ShotSpotter, a large tracking system which detects gunfire and then triangulates the position of the sound. Acoustic sensors are placed in strategic areas, mostly along rooftops or atop telephone poles. Once installed, the sensors pick up street noise and listen for gunshots.

Mar 17 12:23

IMF BREAKS ITS OWN RULES WITH LOAN TO WAR-MONGERING UKRAINE

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed on a scheme of war financing for Ukraine. For the first time, according to Fund sources, the IMF is not only violating its loan repayment conditions, but also the purposes and safeguards of the IMF’s original charter. IMF lending is barred for a member state in civil war or at war with another member state, or for military purposes, according to Article I of the Fund’s 1944-45 Articles of Agreement. This provides “confidence to members by making the general resources of the Fund temporarily available to them under adequate safeguards, thus providing them with opportunity to correct maladjustments in their balance of payments without resorting to measures destructive of national or international prosperity.”

Mar 17 12:22

FUKUSHIMA RADIATION FOUND IN SAMPLE OF GREEN TEA FROM JAPAN

Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface. Given that Japan’s authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what’s happening at the site.

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