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Jul 23 15:46

Hillary, Oh Hillary! What are you hiding?

The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials saidThe emails all predate the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility and include scant words written by Clinton herself, the officials said. They consist of more in a series of would-be intelligence reports passed to her by longtime political confidant Sidney Blumenthal, the officials said.

Nevertheless, the fact that the State Department says it can't find them among emails she provided surely will raise new questions about Clinton's use of a personal email account and server while secretary of state and whether she has provided the agency all of her work-related correspondence, as she claims.

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Doesn't the NSA have all the emails?!?

Jul 23 15:45

FLASHBACK MAY - Pedophile billionaire emerges grinning from the shadows with young blonde companion (and velvet slippers) – and is set to rattle Hillary Clinton’s White House campaign over sex scandal links to Bill

Pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been seen in public for the first time since a court case dramatically accused him of procuring an underage girl for a member of the British royal family.

In exclusive Daily Mail Online pictures, the convicted child sex offender was seen walking in Manhattan with an unidentified younger female companion, in his first public appearance since 2011.

The woman appeared relaxed as she and Epstein walked on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where he owns what is said to be New York's largest private home.

But his re-emergence in the public eye – and apparent nonchalance – is likely to cause grave concern for Hillary Clinton campaign aides, as Republican strategists have been waiting for an opportunity to highlight Epstein's close links to her husband.

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And since May there has been nothing further in the corporate media!

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Jul 23 15:20

FLASHBACK:Confederate Soldiers are American Veterans by Act of Congress

My Great-Great Gramps was the standard bearer for the 6th Virginia Infantry Northern Army of Virginia CSA.He went in a Private and came out a Private.Enlisted in Norfolk Virginia and mustered out at Appomattox Courthouse after one last fight with Armstrong Custer's Cavalry Division. Custer blocked General Lee from going to surrender to Grant and THE General called up the 6th Virginia who cut a hole through Custer's division so that Lee could surrender to U.S. Grant as per their agreement. A good chunk of the 6th went home without formally surrendering including great great gramps. He kept his pistol which I got to hold when I was a little kid. It is now in a Civil War museum back east.
I'm as proud of him as I am my old man who served in the Marine Corps and was also later in the USAF. They are both American vets and they both deserve recognition!

The simplest item I always use to jerk the shorts up on a Confederate basher,

Jul 23 15:07

Confederate History-Dispelling The Myths

History books, the media, the school systems, etc abound in falsehoods and inaccuracies of Confederate and Southern history. This fact sheet will help to clarify and dispell some of these rampant inaccuracies.

MYTH - The War of 1861 - 1865 was fought over slavery.

FACT - Terribly untrue. The North fought the war over money. Plain and simple. When the South started Secession, Lincoln was asked, "Why not let the South go in peace?" To which he replied, "I can't let them go. Who would pay for the government?" Sensing total financial ruin for the North, Lincoln waged war on the South. The South fought the War to repel Northern aggression and invasion.

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Jul 23 14:46

Reviewing Trashy Hasbara against BDS

Definitely not ‘civilized’ western nations, their governments, churches and media, nor Arab countries shackled to US dollars. Palestinians are, moreover, abandoned by a spineless UN, and betrayed by the treason of the Palestinian Authority that collaborates with Israel. Apart from BDS friends and actions, Palestine is alone.

Jul 23 14:18

McCAIN THE HERO NEARLY SUNK AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER & KILLED 134 SAILORS

McCain, when a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy was a Navy pilot (they call themselves aviators). July 29, 1967 while on the deck and in his plane on the carrier U.S.S. Forrestal he managed to screw up procedures (officially denied and covered up by him and the Navy and also even promoted on Wikipedia if you care to look–reason to follow). He did a smart ass punk attention getting trick by doing a “wet start” up of his jet.

Jul 23 14:17

Clinton hauls in $567K in first Mich. fundraiser

About 210 individuals attended the $2,700-a-ticket fundraiser Tuesday afternoon, according to a Clinton campaign aide.

Jul 23 14:03

Recent Turkey-Syria Border Clashes A Bad Omen Of Invasion?

By Brandon Turbeville

On Thursday (July 23, 2015), Turkey scrambled fighter jets and launched a small amount of ground forces into Syrian territory after clashes with ISIS fighters on the Turkey-Syria border. Some are now wondering if the incident is an omen of a coming attack on Syria’s northern region ...

Jul 23 12:37

Clashes at large-scale Greek protest against bailout deal in Athens PHOTOS

Jul 23 12:30

Seismic activity causes warning of possible South Caribbean underwater volcano eruption

Experts at the Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies have heightened the alert level for the Kick’em Jenny volcano, which is approximately 8km north of Grenada (12.18 degrees North, 61.38 degrees West).

The alert level is currently at ORANGE, which is a highly elevated level of seismic and/or fumarolic activity or other unusual activity.

At this level an eruption may begin with less than 24 hours notice.

Not mentioned in the link, but there are concerns that since this is an underwater volcano an eruption could possibly create a tsunami which would impact the neighboring islands and South America with little advanced warning.

Jul 23 12:20

DARK Act Passes but Fight for Americans’ Right to Know Far From Over

“It’s outrageous that some House lawmakers voted to ignore the wishes of nine out of 10 Americans,” said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for EWG. “Today’s vote to deny Americans the right to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown was a foregone conclusion. This House was bought and paid for by corporate interests, so it’s no surprise that it passed a bill to block states and the FDA from giving consumers basic information about their food.”

Jul 23 12:10

Hypocrite McCain Has No Right to Criticize Trump

The following excerpt is from veteran John “Top” Holland’s book, PERFIDY: The Government Cabal That Knowingly Abandoned Our Prisoners of War and Left Them to Die, published by AMERICAN FREE PRESS to document the history of United States government treachery when it comes to finding and bringing home American prisoners of war (POW).

Jul 23 11:57

Trump Campaign Website: Make America Great Again!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just to piss off Glenn Beck!

Jul 23 11:42

Obama administration restricts investigative powers of inspectors general

The Obama administration formally announced inspectors general will have to be granted permission by their agency heads to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information – an action that severely limits the watchdogs oversight capabilities, independence, and ability to uncover fraud.

An opinion, issued by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, restricts the inspector general’s “ability to independently access all records in the Justice Department’s possession that are necessary for our audits, reviews, and investigations, and is contrary to the principles and express language set forth in the Inspector General Act,” according to a statement issued by the department’s inspector general Thursday.

Jul 23 11:41

BREAKING: GOP Strategists Plot to Ban Donald Trump From Debates

GOP strategists are plotting on ways to ban leading presidential candidate Donald Trump from participating in the GOP debates.
The party elites are flummoxed by his rise in the polls.

Jul 23 11:41

Tesla gets $295M in cap & trade-type credits for technology not offered to customers

Tesla Motors has earned more than $295 million in state cap and trade-type emission credits during the past three years for a battery-swapping technology customers weren’t getting, a Watchdog investigation reveals.

In fact, the electric car company, owned in part by billionaire Elon Musk, may have earned credits up to nearly half a billion dollars in value from the 11 states that use the Zero Emission Vehicle barter as part of a green auto industry mandate. California created the program and leads the pack, doling out $173 million in credits to the Silicon Valley-based Tesla.

Tesla claimed the credits between 2012 and mid-2014 — part of a program designed to encourage the carmaker to promote its new battery-swap technology. The program did not require evidence the company actually provided the service.

Jul 23 11:35

Anti-Iran Deal Groups Backed by $145 Million

A high-profile list of U.S. non-proliferation, nuclear policy, Iran, and national security experts welcomed last week’s announcement of a deal between the P5+1 and Iran to curb Tehran’s nuclear program. Opponents of the deal, meanwhile, will make a last-ditch effort to derail the agreement reached in Vienna. They will use the 60-day congressional review period to pressure members of Congress, many of whom owe their seats to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, to vote to reject the deal.

The groups leading this charge may be coming from a point of disadvantage. After all, it’s a tall task to convince Congress to sabotage an agreement negotiated by the U.S., as well as its closest European and NATO allies. But the budgets behind these groups will no doubt amplify their voices, giving them an outsized influence during the next two months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This illustrates what I was saying the other say about how the big bucks are going to the liars!

Jul 23 11:28

Congress Will Vote Today to Destroy States’ Rights to Protect Our Food Supply

Polls by ABC news, Associated Press and other major organizations show that Americans overwhelmingly want genetically modified foods (“GMOs”) labeled … and don’t believe that GMOs are safe.

A poll by Pew Research Center finds that two-thirds of Americans think that scientists don’t fully understand GMOs, and therefore cannot guarantee people are safe if they eat genetically modified food

Indeed, most independent scientists – ones not making money from the GMO food manufacturers – say that GMO foods are very concerning.

For example a new study commissioned by Norwegian officials and conducted by a scientific authority on the safety of biotechnologies concludes GMO crops lack scientific data to prove their safety. And see this.

And a poll shows that 68% of American and Canadian doctors think that GMOs should be labeled.

Jul 23 11:20

Congress headed for potential shutdown as GOP admits spending bills stalled

Congress won’t get its spending bills done in time for the new fiscal year, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday, saying they’ll need to pass a short-term stopgap to prevent a government shutdown.

It marked a grim admission from GOP leaders who, after winning control of the Senate in last year’s elections, had promised to do better at writing the dozen annual spending bills that keep the basic operations of government running year-to-year.

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Jul 23 11:13

How Lobbyists for Monsanto, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and the Telecom Industry are Bundling Funds for Hillary

The pantsuit revolutionary is at it again. Once again demonstrating her populist chops by employing the services of lobbyists to bundle millions in campaign funds. It’s no wonder opinion polls on her have been plunging as of late.

Jul 23 11:11

US Government Reinstates Arm Sales To Bahrain Despite Rampant Human Rights Abuses

One of the many destructive myths Americans like to tell themselves is that the U.S. government is a staunch defender of human rights and democracy around the world. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

Jul 23 11:11

Anti-austerity protest in Athens as MPs vote for second bailout reform package (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Several thousand anti-austerity protesters staged a rally in Syntagma Square in central Athens as the MPs in the nearby parliament building were voting on a second package of reforms required to secure a third international bailout from EU-IMF creditors.

Police presence was heavy in the area after last week’s much larger, 12,000-strong protest concluded with clashes, with police using tear gas against Molotov cocktail-throwing youths.

The rally on Wednesday was peaceful for the most part, with the only isolated incidents of violence reported as protesters were leaving the square.

Journalists at Syntagma reported that someone detonated a petrol bomb near the police ranks, but order was quickly restored in the Greek capital.

Jul 23 11:10

Don Randall: Federal Liberal MP for West Australian electorate of Canning found dead

Late federal Liberal MP Don Randall is being remembered as a hard-working and passionate man by politicians across the nation.

Mr Randall, the member for the West Australian electorate of Canning, was found dead in his car in Boddington, south of Perth, on Tuesday afternoon.

A police spokesman said the cause of his death was being investigated but it was not being treated as suspicious.

Jul 23 10:36

Report: Escaped Drug Lord “El Chapo” Helped by Mexican Government

Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as “El Chapo” (“Shorty”), the feared and elusive chieftain of the Mexican Sinaloa narcotics cartel, was a guest of honor at the 2011 Mexican state governors’ conference held in Mazatlan, according to a well-placed source who contacted the Wayne Madsen Report.

On July 11, 2015, the drug kingpin escaped for the second time from Altiplano prison, a supposedly maximum-security facility located west of Mexico City. El Chapo’s escape came 13 years after he escaped from another maximum security prison, Puente Grande, in Jalisco state. In both cases, El Chapo had help from the inside.

When El Chapo was incarcerated at Puente Grande, he was actually using the prison to run his worldwide drug trafficking empire. The entire prison staff was on El Chapo’s payroll and his easy escape in 2001 was reportedly arranged by then-President Vicente Fox in exchange for a hefty bribe.

Jul 23 10:20

Trump to Anderson Cooper During Interview: "The People Don't Trust You And The Media"

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that was broadcasted tonight Republican candidate for president Donald Trump berated the reporter for continuing to address polls that shed him in a negative light instead of polls showing his upper-tier status.

"I am leading across the board," Trump said in the interview. "And then you hit me with this poll that I didn't see before, where oh, gee, it's not even that kind of a poll. All i know is I have a very big group of support. And I think one of the reasons."

"Let me tell you. The people don't trust you and the people don't trust the media. And I understand why," Trump lectured Cooper.

Trump also said the American dream is "dead," but he will revive it and "make it bigger, better and stronger than ever before."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Trump is back on track with the issues, and hopefully will not get drawn back into personality squabbles again.

Jul 23 10:15

Americans Are Fleeing US Cities in Record Numbers

One of the most significant demographic trends in American history, was the growth of our cities during the 20th century. The industrial revolution lowered the labor costs associated with agriculture, while creating more jobs in our urban areas, thus fueling a mass migration into our cities that continues to this day. However, that trend may be reversing for the first time.

Jul 23 10:07

Oklahoma Prosecutors Used Asset Forfeiture for Personal Expenses

Of all the egregious rights violations that have been brought about by the drug war, few are as outrageous and demeaning as asset forfeiture laws. They’ve been used time and time again to impoverish innocent people, or people who are guilty of nothing more than ingesting a plant. But the worst aspect of these laws, is the conflict of interest they present to public servants. It gives them the ability to directly profit off the misery of others.

The latest example of this government sanctioned pilfering comes from Oklahoma, where a recent audit found that at least two public officials used asset forfeiture to pay for their personal expenses. One assistant district attorney used $5000 of these funds to pay down a student loan. Another district attorney was living in a seized house rent free for 5 years, despite a court order to auction off the property. The audit has revealed dozens of cases where forfeited cash, guns and vehicles, were not accounted for.

Jul 23 08:51

CDC Suggests Mothers Delay Breastfeeding to Enhance Vaccine

Here it is – I know not everyone agrees about vaccines, and that’s O.K. But what isn’t O.K. is when a government agency meant to prevent the spread of disease (well, at least that’s what they say openly) tells mothers to stop doing one thing that has mountains of evidence behind it to prove that it is not only beneficial, but vital to an infant’s health.

Jul 23 08:18

Study Finds Nearly All Scientific Papers Controlled By Six Corporations

When children grow up dreaming of becoming scientists they have the purest of aspirations and if they were left to pursue their own studies they would be able to accomplish the unimaginable. Unfortunately, to become a member of the scientific community one has to jump through many bureaucratic hoops until they are eventually inducted into an establishment which is tightly regulated and directed by warmongers and control freak aristocrats.

People spend half of their lives taking classes, passing tests and filling out applications in hopes that one day they can become a scientist and cure a disease. After years of struggling to make the cut they realize that there is no funding for their charitable projects and if they dare step outside of the established guidelines they will be exiled from the scientific community.

Jul 23 07:43

Bernie Out of The Closet:Sander's Longstanding Deal With the Democrats

by Paul Street

I am glad that the left intellectual and activist Chris Hedges does not support the Bernie Sanders campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. As Hedges explained in a recent interview on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Sanders’ candidacy lends undeserved credibility to the thoroughly corporatized Democratic Party. Sanders has pledged that he will support the corporatist military hawk Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general presidential election. Sanders stirs up legitimate progressive energy and popular anger and then “funnels it back into a dead political system,” Hedges observes. Sanders fails to confront the American Empire and military state, and, Hedges adds, has unforgivably “abandoned the Palestinians and given carte blanche to Israel.”

Jul 23 07:38

Trump Threatens Third-Party Run

From Kevin Cirilli and Bob Cusac writing at The Hill:

Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season.

“The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” the business mogul told The Hill in a 40-minute interview from his Manhattan office at Trump Tower on Wednesday. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”

Jul 23 07:14

5-minute music videos: ‘One Love’ ‘Ripples,’ dances around the world as THE demanded economic & political context

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xjPODksI08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHo1fNnXFVU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwe-pA6TaZk

“We’re gonna’ trip the light,
we’re gonna’ break the night.
And we’ll see with new eyes
when we trip the light.

Remember we’re lost together,
remember we’re the same.
We hold the burning rhythm in our hearts.
We hold the flame.” - Trip the Light song from Matt’s dance video (Garry Schyman, sung by Alicia Lemke)

Playing for change contributes to the human challenge to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world. “Where the hell is Matt” Harding resonates a similar contribution.

In observation we all make, it seems 95%+ of humans want a world these videos artistically communicate: love, cooperation, and genuine progress.

Jul 23 06:20

Video shows NYPD beat surrendering man with hands raised

Video has emerged showing two NYPD officers punch and beat a man who was surrendering with his hands raised in a Brooklyn grocery store earlier this month.

Police say the July 7 incident followed an argument between 24-year-old Thomas Jennings and a New York Fried Chicken employee on Saratoga Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant over the price of two slices of pizza.

Jul 23 01:46

Donald Trump: Barry Soetoro Changed His Name To Barack Hussein Obama

Soetoro, as in "Soetoro's a puppet anyway..."
Michael Rivero's bump music: Jon Maclaren's "Gimme Truth"
https://soundcloud.com/jonmaclaren/gimme-truth

Jul 22 21:46

Trump is Correct, John McCain is NOT A Hero

First a bit of an introduction on the meaning of HERO…

The word hero in today’s world is far overused. “Hero” is so much overused it has diluted the value and real meaning and has cheapened the word for those who actually deserve the term.

McCain all by himself nearly sank a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier…

McCain, when a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy was a Navy pilot (they call themselves aviators). July 29, 1967 while on the deck and in his plane on the carrier U.S.S. Forrestal he managed to screw up procedures (officially denied and covered up by him and the Navy and also even promoted on Wikipedia if you care to look–reason to follow). He did a smart ass punk attention getting trick by doing a “wet start” up of his jet.

Jul 22 19:42

The Guardian: How terrorist attacks are being studied to make buildings safer (video)

Devastating terrorist attacks which cause structures to collapse are helping researchers come up with safer building plans. The 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, as well as the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, are just two which have been studied at the University of New South Wales to help researchers in their quest for more stable structures.

Catastrophic Science is a series produced by the University of New South Wales

Video at link: http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2015/jul/16/terrorism-buildin...
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Check out the comments. Its appears many of the readers are not buying the official line of BS re. the WTC building collapses.

Jul 22 19:22

Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders?

The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries that make little pretense to being a ‘democracy.’

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Jul 22 13:09

What, really, is Netanyahu’s game plan for America?

Alan Hart says Israeli Premier Netanyahu would be deluded to assume that a Republican successor to Obama would abrogate the Iran nuclear deal, but warns against underestimating what a desperate Netanyahu might do.

Jul 22 12:53

Far More Despicable Than Treason.

America is an occupied nation. Our soldiers die at the whim of our occupying powers. Our wealth is stolen. Our streets are occupied by millions of street thugs. Our government imports illegal drugs into the USA by the planeload which is sold at a profit. Then drug addicts rob us to pay for their addictions. Often those same planes that flew drugs into America are used to fly out children who were sold to wealthy pedophiles overseas.

The occupying power has been looting us. The Department of Defense has admitted that they spent $8.5 trillion that cannot be traced. I remember Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert saying that Dubai bank managers told them that American contractors from Iraq and Afghanistan made average deposits of $2.5 million in cash before rotating home.

Jul 22 12:47

The Fine or the Crude Art of Window Dressing – Hypocrisy at its Best

It is simply tit for tat and it is part of the window dressing routine that both sides have to engage in for a long while.

In the meantime, again we are being told by the Administration officials and the mass media that Iran continues to be the world’s biggest supporter of terrorism and is busy destabilizing the region by backing the Assad regime in Syria, the Shi’a militia in Iraq, and the Houthis in Yemen.

An exchange between US Ambassador to the UN and her Iranian counterpart is another example of the post-nuclear-agreement Cold War between the United States and the Islamic Republic:

The Iranian administration, reading and hearing the foregoing rhetoric on a daily basis, is certainly not going to take all the allegations and insults without reacting in kind. Both sides must remain actively engaged in window dressing and face saving charade for some time.

Jul 22 12:41

One Way to Handle the Crisis in US-Russia Relations

What we are witnessing is the rise of a new wave of the most dangerous arms race with totally unpredictable consequences.

At the moment it is unrealistic to expect a speedy improvement in US – Russia relations. This is to be regretted, but it is a fact: these relations have reached perhaps the lowest point and are even worse than during Soviet times – a really disturbing development.

The general public is aware that both nations are facing off on the political, economic, and informational fronts. However, they also confront each other in yet another area which is only followed by a narrow circle of experts, though it bears directly on the most important security issues facing the whole planet.

The reference is, of course, to major arms control treaties. These took many years and tremendous efforts to negotiate, and yet they now dissolve one after another.

Jul 22 12:37

Five Years Later, Dodd-Frank is on the Chopping Block

On the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform package, few are touting tis success. While Democrats try to uphold a piece of legislation that's only a husk of its original self, Republicans want to dismantle completely what's left of it.

REP. JEB HENSARLING (R-TX): Just like Obamacare, Dodd-Frank is leftist. With fewer choices, higher costs, and less freedom. It's time we commit to making sure this anniversary is Dodd-Frank's last anniversary.

HEDGES: Supporters of the bill say Dodd-Frank has been beneficial, from the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, to rules on risky trading and more transparency, advocates say that if anything, Dodd-Frank doesn't go far enough.

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