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Mar 19 06:15

Obama calls for mandatory, forced, voting in U.S.

Inching toward total tyranny as Americans will soon be forced to vote

Mar 19 04:05

Texas Senate Approves Concealed Carry Weapons In Universities

In Texas it is legal to walk down the street publicly exhibiting rifles, but is not warranted show handguns.
The Texas Senate approved on Wednesday preliminarily a bill allowing concealed carry weapons in public universities, a day after it was authorized public carrying of handguns in the state.

The bill was approved even though it has been criticized by police, students and officials from major universities in Texas.

http://whatisusa.info/texas-senate-approves-concealed-carry-weapons-in...

Mar 19 03:02

Study Reveals Violence And Lack Of Rights In Mexican Prisons

The vast majority of prisoners has not turned 30 years old and come from poor families.

Half of the prisoners in the prisons of the largest metropolitan area in Mexico say they were beaten at the time of his arrest to force them to change their statement.

http://whatisusa.info/study-reveals-violence-and-lack-of-rights-in-mex...

Mar 19 01:26

Republicans crow over Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory

Israeli Prime minister and Republicans will continue drumbeat of criticism of nuclear talks with Iran

Congressional Republicans are confident Benjamin Netanyahu’s return as Israeli prime minister will help them ratchet up pressure on President Barack Obama to abandon his current round of nuclear weapons talks with Iran.

Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of Obama’s plans to deal with Tehran, including in a controversial address to Congress earlier this month. For Republicans hoping to influence the deal, or scuttle it entirely, renewed opposition from the leader of the U.S.’s closest ally in the Middle East is exactly the kind of ideological support they’re looking for.

Mar 19 01:06

As Netanyahu no longer talks peace, Israel is set for paralysis

On Monday – the day before his election victory - he abandoned his conciliatory words and went back to being against a Palestinian state. “Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to the radical Islam against Israel,” he said. “This is the true reality that was created here in the last few years.”

So Mr Netanyahu has jumped from being against the two-state solution, to being in favour, to being against it once again. His current position forces him once again to bang his head against stubborn demographic reality: if there is one state west of the Jordan, it must eventually be an Arab state.
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Moreover, ordinary Israelis can never forget that whenever they have relinquished territory in the past – by leaving south Lebanon in 2000, for example, or evacuating settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005 – nothing has been gained save for barrages of rockets launched by Hizbollah and Hamas.

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Mar 18 18:44

U.S. opens up to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, and Iran

Due to the fact that the appointment of Malley coincided with the crisis in relations between the U.S. and Israel, caused by the recent speech made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the U.S. Congress behind Obama's back and without his approval, analysts have begun to talk about "changes in the U.S. role in the Middle East"

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Mar 18 18:15

Obama Floats The Idea of Mandatory Voting

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In yet another “the collective over the individual” move from Barack Obama, during a public meeting about campaign finance reform in Cleveland on Wednesday the President floated the idea of compulsory voting in the United States.

Obama cited Australia and other countries with such laws as an example of ways in which the idea could be implemented...

Mar 18 18:07

VIDEO: Crimea Documentary Reveals How Close Russia Came to Shootout with NATO

In the documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed top-secret facts and details of previosly unknown events that had taken place right before the Crimean referendum.

Mar 18 17:12

White House pushes Palestinian statehood in face of Netanyahu win

The White House says that a two-state solution is still the best way to resolve the dispute in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu promise this week to prevent further establishment of a Palestinian state notwithstanding.

“A two-state solution is the best way to address this conflict,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, according to USA Today.

Netanyahu said earlier this week on Monday that he would fend off efforts to create a Palestinian state if he’s re-elected as prime minister of Israel. On Wednesday, the leader declared himself victorious following a narrow win against challenger Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union.

Mar 18 16:17

Netanyahu's victory: Now what President Obama?

Alan Hart says Netanyahu’s election victory leaves Obama with two options: to compel Israel to do the right thing, or to allow it to take the region and the world to hell.

Mar 18 16:15

Condemnation from US and EU as Russia and South Ossetia sign treaty

Treaty calls for a deeper level of co-operation with South Ossetia than “alliance and strategic partnership” deal agreed between Kremlin and Abkhazia last year

Russia has signed a treaty of “alliance and integration” with Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia in a move that has drawn sharp condemnation from the US and the European Union.
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Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and Leonid Tibilov, the South Ossetian leader, signed a treaty of alliance and integration on Tuesday
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Yesterday’s treaty with South Ossetia was “yet more evidence of Russian interference in the affairs of its neighbours and a blatant disregard for their sovereignty and independence”, said Conservative MP David Lidington, the UK’s minister for Europe. “Similar interference has led to the terrible situation we see in Ukraine,” he added.

Mar 18 15:37

No, John Kerry Doesn't Want To Negotiate With Assad

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

The recent hysteria surrounding John Kerry’s remarks regarding the necessity of negotiating with Bashar al-Assad has provoked both criticism and praise from a number of very different quarters. Unfortunately, however, the opinions of those up in either arms or exaltation are largely the result of misreporting, war psychosis, and simply reading headlines instead of articles...

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Mar 18 15:31

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.

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Mar 18 13:41

UK - Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse

The police watchdog in the UK is to investigate claims that the Metropolitan Police Service covered up sex offences over four decades to protect high-profile figures.

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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 12:29

Why Is Al Gore Warming Up?

Al Gore, just like the planet, is getting hotter by the hour these days.

There he is at SXSW, rubbing elbows with tech elites, hipsters, and the commerce secretary. There he is, svelte and poised and proclaiming his new optimism to The New York Times. There he is in Vox, where Ezra Klein is trying to draft him into the 2016 presidential race. He's even popping up in conversations between Bill Kristol and Paul Begala. (If you feel compelled to check a calendar after that last one, I swear it really is 2015 and not 1995.)

It's not bad for a dude who peaked at 10 p.m. on November 7, 2000. Sure, he's had some good moments—notably the Nobel Peace Prize—but he's also had some not-so-good moments, and it's strange to see him getting so many headlines now. But what's behind this Gorenaissance? This reinvi-Gore-ation? This renew-Al? One way to think through the question is to think about what constituencies might benefit.

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 11:19

Flashback 2014 - Have We Been Deceived About What Happened on 9/11? - Christopher Bollyn

A lecture by Christopher Bollyn that took place the 25th of May 2014 in Gothenburg Sweden.

Christopher Bollyn is an American journalist who has investigated the events of 9-11. He helped Professor Steven E. Jones in the spring and summer of 2006, when Jones found solid evidence of Thermite in the dust of the Twin Towers. The discovery and discussion of Thermite in the demolition of the World Trade Center led to serious trouble for both Jones and Bollyn. In the end Bollyn had to go into exile.

Christopher Bollyn has written several book on the subject, for example "Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World".

The lecture was arranged by the Cui Bono Association.

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.

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 10:41

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 10:29

Binyamin Netanyahu bids to form rightwing Israeli coalition after decisive win

According to reports in the Hebrew media, Netanyahu has already approached Aryeh Deri of the ultra-orthodox Shas party, Avigdor Lieberman, who leads Yisrael Beiteinu, and former Likud minister Moshe Kahlon, who leads a new centrist party Kulanu, which campaigned on social and economic issues.

The calls sketched out the likely shape of Netanyahu’s new government, should he succeed in putting together a coalition in the next few weeks.

That appears to be a government more rightwing and religious than its previous incarnation, reflecting Netanyahu’s own sharp tack rightwards in the last days of the election campaign, as he declared his opposition to a two-state peace solution and vowed to push ahead with settlement building.

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.

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 09:50

Corporations Lobbying Government Reap 76,000% Return on Investment

Nick Bernabe
Activist Post

Forget the penny stocks, amateurs, the greatest investment you can make in America is bribing the government to give you political favors...

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 09:07

Hey Obama — the chess match just started

I fear that the USSA's "Dear Leader" may be in way over his pay grade

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 08:28

Coca-Cola pays health experts to suggest soda as a healthy snack

Coca-Cola is courting controversy again after a new report found that the company pays fitness and nutrition experts to recommend drinking its soda as a healthy snack.

Several nutritionists and fitness experts suggested that sipping on a mini can of Coke could be part of a healthy diet during American Heart Month in February, but the Associated Press reported Monday that Coca-Cola is working with health experts in an attempt to promote its sugary beverage – one that’s otherwise being criticized for contributing to America’s obesity problem.

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 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 06:40

For Every Dollar Spent Influencing US Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back

I almost don’t want to write it, but if one is OK with crony capitalism, essentially stealing from the American citizenry via any number of official means, investing a few bucks in cronies gives amazing returns.

I am always astounded by the favors (almost always legal favors) politicians give out for relatively paltry sums. Sure Mr X goes to work for Y company after working at Z agency and Y company just happens to get a contract. But that contract(s) might be worth billions. The newly hired ex-bureaucrat costs maybe a few hundred thousand dollars per year. Chump change.

A solid return on investment. And with campaign contributions to congresspeople the ROI is often even better.

Mar 18 06:39

Bibi's election


And the winner between a bunch of racists iiissssss ....a racist congratulations

Mar 18 06:36

Hillary Clinton Accuses Republicans of 'Trifecta Against Women'

otential White House contender Hillary Clinton criticized the Republican-led U.S. Congress on Monday in a pair of tweets, calling Capitol Hill fights over a key Obama administration nominee and a human trafficking bill a "trifecta against women."

Clinton, who has not announced her candidacy for president in 2016 but is nonetheless seen as the Democratic front-runner, has made it clear that if she does run, women's issues will be a central part of her campaign message.

Mar 18 06:33

Billionaire Who Backs Rahm Emanuel Also A Big GOP Donor

Groups supporting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's (D) re-election received $750,000 this month from a conservative hedge fund founder who also has given money to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and conservative groups.

Ken Griffin, CEO of the hedge fund Citadel, has donated nearly $1 million to pro-Emanuel groups in the last year, including $750,000 since March 2, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Griffin has also contributed to Walker, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.). Schock, under fire for lavish spending, said on Tuesday that he would resign from Congress. Since last year, Griffin has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars American Crossroads, America Rising, the Republican National Committee and other conservative groups.

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 06:13

Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels.

Mar 18 05:55

Australian PM attacks “lifestyle choice” of poverty-stricken Aborigines

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s contempt for poverty-stricken Aborigines living in outback areas was on open display last week when he was asked about plans by the Western Australian (WA) state government to completely shut down many communities.

“What we can’t do is endlessly subsidise lifestyle choices if these choices are not conducive to the kind of full participation in Australian society that everyone should have,” Abbott told the media in the WA gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie last Wednesday.

To claim that Aborigines are indulging in a “lifestyle choice,” akin to that of layers of the upper middle class moving to an idyllic rural setting, is grotesque. The conditions in remote Aboriginal communities, which lack jobs, proper housing and essential services, are frequently described as “third world” or even “fourth world.”

Mar 17 21:04

Netanyahu Ahead in Israel Election Over His Chief Rival

After a bruising campaign focused on his failings, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel emerged from Tuesday’s elections in the best position to form a new government, though he offended many voters and alienated allies in the process.

While the results were still incomplete early Wednesday, Israeli news sites reported that Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud party was likely to wind up with 30 of the 120 seats in Parliament, and that his chief rival, the center-left Zionist Union alliance, would take 24 seats.

The official Central Elections Committee site showed that with just over 68 percent of the votes counted, Likud had 23.3 percent of the vote to the Zionist Union’s 18.8 percent.

Mar 17 17:59

Advantage Netanyahu in close race

Israel's election has yielded a fractured parliament and no clear winner, setting up a horse-trading phase that seems likely to leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in place and in ever deeper confrontation with the world. To govern, his Likud Party would need to depend on ultranationalists - a recipe for neither stability nor bold moves toward Mideast peace.

Mar 17 17:57

Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after hard right shift

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election after exit polls showed he had erased his center-left rivals’ lead with a hard rightward shift in which he abandoned a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. Difficult coalition talks still lie ahead. Isaac Herzog, Netanyahu’s chief opponent and head of the center-left Zionist Union, said “everything is still open” and that he already had spoken to party leaders about forming a government.

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