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Dec 05 07:12

Pentagon front-runner Carter, quietly supportive of Israel, loud on stopping Iran

The leading candidate to success Hagel as US defense chief is a vocal proponent of stronger action to stymie nuclear proliferation

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Except Israel's nuclear proliferation, of course!

Dec 04 08:42

Red Cross exposed as scam in searing investigation published by ProPublica

A pair of massive, once-in-a-generation storms lambasted regions of the U.S., leaving in their wake destruction, some death and havoc. Hundreds of thousands of people were without food, shelter and power, many for weeks on end.

But Americans responded like they always do after such disasters, whether they occur on home soil or abroad: They opened up their pocketbooks and donated to charities ostensibly aimed at helping victims.

In particular, according to a recent investigative report by ProPublica and National Public Radio, Americans sent the Red Cross hundreds of millions of dollars because they believed that their donations would be well used to relieve the suffering of victims pounded by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac.

It didn't happen. Per the report:

Dec 04 08:15

Congress passes watered-down bill on U.S.-Israel ties

Bill doesn't include Israel joining U.S. Visa Waiver Program, something Netanyahu, pro-Israel lawmakers pushed for during almost two years of legislative wrangling.

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The bill gives Israel all kinds of support and access, but what do they whine about? The part they DIDN'T get!

Dec 04 07:47

American, Georgian & Lithuanian get key jobs in Ukraine’s new govt

The natives of the US, Georgia and Lithuania were hastily granted Ukrainian citizenship in order to become key ministers in the new government of Ukraine, which was approved by the country’s parliament on Tuesday.

President Poroshenko has also announced he will sign a decree to grant citizenship to foreigners fighting on Kiev’s side in the east of the country.

Dec 03 14:30

Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well

Nearly four in 10 Californians say the state's health exchange isn't working well as the second open enrollment gets underway, a new survey shows.

The results from the Public Policy Institute of California survey may reflect persistent service problems experienced by some consumers as well as continued partisan opposition to the federal overhaul.

Dec 03 09:34

Marijuana’s Long Term Effects On The Brain Finally Revealed!

With a drug war against marijuana still raging in more countries than not, the question of how long-term marijuana use effects the human brain is a pivotal question in its legalization. Although alcohol remains legal despite heaps of evidence to the dangers of long-term use, the fight to make marijuana available both with regard to its medical properties (especially in selectively killing cancer cells) and non-medical uses has frequently hinged on the various claims made about marijuana’s effects on the recreational user.

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The government rulings about alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana, are not based on what is good or bad for you (although that is the usual government cover-story) but what can be controlled and taxed versus what you might produce in your own home for your own use, from which neither corporations nor government can profit.

Dec 03 09:29

Haim Saban pledged to support Clinton should she run for president.

The Saban Forum in Washington is an annual event organized by the Brookings Institution, The Hill reported on Monday.

The Israeli mega-donor is a major political donor, who pledged last year to support Clinton should she run for the next presidential election.

“I hope she will run. She would be a wonderful president,” Saban said.

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Next will come the obligatory photo-op of Hillary at the Wailing Wall.

Dec 03 09:13

Iran Uranium Partner Could Get Gift From Lame-Duck Congress

Congress may use must-pass legislation in the next two weeks to slip through a controversial land deal that would help a company that jointly owns a uranium mine with Iran, sources told HuffPost.

Dec 03 08:25

White House stumbles explaining soap opera producer as ambassador

Asked at the daily press briefing what makes "The Bold and The Beautiful" producer Colleen Bell qualified to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn't exactly have an explanation.

"(She's) somebody who obviously has succeeded in, you know, in the business world," Earnest said.

"And she is somebody that the President has confidence will be able to maintain our relationship with the government and the people of Hungary."

Earnest also denied that Bell's hand in raising millions of dollars for the President's re-election campaign had anything to do with her appointment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

During my time in Hollywood I met a lot of producers. Some were pretty sharp. Others were producers only because of family or romantic ties, investing their own money, or they were MOCKINGBIRD assets. I have never met Colleen Bell and have no idea what kind of person she is, and being that an ambassador is generally a glorified messenger, stripped of plenipotentiary powers in this age of instant global communication, she might actually be up to the job. That being said, politics is perception and it does look like Obama is going to spend his last years in office handing out goodies to his campaign fundraisers, which is hardly a new practice. Without casting aspersions on Colleen Bell, this looks about as reasonable a decision on Obama's part as when Caligula appointed his horse to the Roman Senate!

Dec 02 13:19

ObamaCare incentivizes hiring amnestied illegals to the tune of $3000 each

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about ObamaCare - aside from the fact that it’s an abject disaster in terms of meeting its stated goals - it’s that the unintended consequences of its passage just keep piling up. Sure, conservatives warned of the chaos that would stem from the Dems’ “signature legislation,” but even those of us who were sounding the alarm are amazed at how it keeps managing to fail in new, exciting, ways.

Today we’re learning that the law actually incentivizes corporations to hire the millions of illegals who are currently enjoying Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty order - instead of hiring actual, legal, U.S. citizens. In fact, under the ACA, companies who hire an amnestied illegal can dodge a $3,000 penalty that they would have had to pay if they’d hired a citizen.

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WTF?

Dec 01 12:53

Timeline Photos of Parliament

Dec 01 12:47

SNP activist 'killed over child sex files'

Willie?McRae?was?said?to?have discovered child abuse by cabinet ministers and other leading members of the establishment on both sides of the Border. Shortly before his death he was seen photocopying a dossier of names in case something should happen to him.

The copies are understood to have been posted to a number of close associates. Despite a lengthy inquiry, the Sunday Express has been unable to establish whether any copies of the alleged dossier are still in existence.

McRae never went public with his allegations as he was found shot dead in his car off a remote road in Wester Ross on April 6, 1985.

Dec 01 10:31

Obama White House, IRS allegedly involved in taxpayer spying conspiracy

According to Adams -- now an independent investigator of government corruption as well as a columnist for several news and commentary publications -- President Barack Obama's "historically transparent" White House and the scandal-plagued IRS will soon turn over thousands of documents involving the improper transfer of confidential taxpayer records by the IRS to Obama's minions in the White House.

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"The power to tax involves the power to destroy." -- Chief Justice John Marshall

Dec 01 09:41

Here's A List Of Hillary Clinton's Demands For Her $300,000 College Speeches

Other demands included:

On the stage: lemon wedges, room temperature water, a carafe of warm/hot water, coffee cup and saucer
A computer, mouse, printer and scanner
Spread of hummus
Chairs with two long, rectangular pillows and two cushions to be kept backstage in case the former secretary of state “needed additional back support”
A teleprompter and “2-3 downstage scrolling monitors”
A special podium (her team rejected the podium that had been set up for her use)
Coffee
Tea
Room-temperature sparkling and still water
Diet ginger ale
Crudité
Sliced fruit
Approval for any promotional materials
Recording is permitted “for archival purposes” and only a two-minute highlight video can be uploaded to YouTube
“Prestaged” group photos so that Clinton doesn’t have to wait “for these folks to get their act together.” The former secretary of state “doesn’t like to stand around waiting for people.”

Nov 30 13:47

How Many Ways Can Goldman Give?

Hillary Clinton is leaving nothing to chance, and neither is Goldman Sachs. Since her first Senate campaign in 1999, the firm has been bankrolling Clinton to the tune of millions. Individual donors like Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein have been generous, but the firm has sought to purchase influence and good will through more oblique channels: speaking fees as well as contributions to the nonprofit Clinton Foundation.

Of course, Goldman is not alone. Citigroup ranks No. 1 in lifetime donations to Clinton; Morgan Stanley is No. 6 and employs Clinton confidant Tom Nides.

Wall Streeters are ready for Hillary.? And after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, it will be increasingly difficult to track their influence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under a Hillary Clinton presidency, everything one may despise in the Obama administration will continue, but on steroids.

There will be no governmental responsibility whatsoever; at the end of the day, she is simply another slave to her corporate and Israeli masters.

Message will have absolutely no relationship to reality; the wars will continue, potentially leading us to war with Russia; the destruction of the American Middle Class will have become complete; US "education" will continue to become more third world; torture of prisoners of war will be routine; the bankers will fatten their purses, and this country's leadership will become even more brutal toward its own citizens in ways you cannot begin to imagine.

In fact, the potential ugly reality here should be expressed in the following bumper sticker: "Hillary Clinton: she'll do for America...what she did for Benghazi!!"

Folks, just please: look at her record, going back to her law school days, and her employment shortly after that. And how various jobs ended. Understand that the woman has the morals of a trout. (Yes, I know I'll get emails from trout who are insulted by that, but it's a fact.)

And the problem here for me is, a Clinton candidacy is, allegedly, the best the Democratic Party can conjure. And the Republicans, particularly is Jeb wins the nomination, can seem to do no better for We the People.

It appears to be only a matter of time, and timing, before all the reasons I have articulated as to why I would be morally unable to vote for Clinton, come to pass; but they will also come to pass if the best the Republicans can do is to nominate Jeb Bush.

As of yet, I fail to see a potential candidate for President coming out of either party. And that is truly ....unfortunate for American's voters.

Nov 30 11:57

Jeb Bush’s Four Mysterious Companies Share The Same Address And Have Never Done Any Known Business

Jeb Bush and his capital investment company have set up several companies that, despite being registered to his office and being approved for “any and all lawful business,” have seemingly not yet done anything. A ThinkProgress review of corporate registration records with the Florida Department of State revealed several companies registered in Bush’s name but little additional information.

In addition to his lengthy and troubled history as a business consultant and corporate board member, in recent years former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has ventured into a new territory: capital investment. Since 2008, he and his partners have registered a lengthy array of secretive companies with the state of Florida.

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I hope the continued scrutiny here pays off before the 2016 elections, to find out just how these companies have been engineered to contribute to the Bush family's economic dynasty.

Nov 29 07:17

IRS accused of sharing 2,500 private taxpayer documents with White House

The Internal Revenue Service may have given thousands of confidential filings from private taxpayers to the White House to review, a lawsuit against the Treasury Department just revealed.

The suit, filed against Treasury’s inspector general by Cause of Action, a legal advocacy outfit, reveals a steady stream of communication went on between the White House and the IRS — a potentially “improper” stream, the group alleged, The Daily Caller reported.

Nov 29 07:09

Note to the Hawaii tourism industry: Judge Kurren is not your friend

A Judge trying to save Dow and Monsanto and their toxic GMO/pesticide experiments is one thing; but there is a much bigger industry in Hawaii:

Tourism.

I’m sure Judge Barry Kurren and his wife, Faye, know some of the heavy hitters in that billion-dollar business.

Well, look at it this way: If the Judge rules against the people of Maui, who just voted to stop Dow and Monsanto…

And if tourists begin to realize how many Dow/ Monsanto experimental toxic pesticides continue floating around the Islands…

And if they book their vacations elsewhere…

Eyes will turn. Glances will become accusing stares.

Nov 29 07:07

Malaysia excluded from MH17 probe – for 'not pointing fingers at Russia'?

The country that owned the shot down MH17 jet, which was carrying a number of Malaysian citizens and was flown by a Malaysian crew, has been excluded from the criminal investigation due to its political neutrality, the nation's media reported.

Malaysia has been left out of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which has been tasked with learning more about the details of the tragedy which took place over Ukraine in July. This is despite the Dutch prime minister stating the importance of Malaysia's cooperation during a visit to the country this month. The JIT includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine, and Australia.

Nov 29 07:04

Save the corporations…I mean children

When Tony Blair received the Global Legacy Award last week from Save the Children, an organization dedicated to “transforming children’s lives,” it seemed like a bad joke to many people. This, after all, was a man who had been willing to use fabricated evidence to launch an illegal war against Iraq during his time as Britain’s Prime Minister, a conflict that irrevocably “transformed” the lives of thousands of children by killing them. These days Blair is advising the new military regime in Egypt and doing a sideline in Saudi oil kickbacks. We don’t hear too much about children in either of those countries, but I’m willing to bet that living under military or aristocratic dictatorship isn’t too good for the little mites, especially when, as is the case with Saudi Arabia, child marriage is nothing unusual.

Nov 28 08:11

Big Banks: What Happens When Customers Cease to Believe?

To try to understand the current controversy over bank supervision is quite impossible if one insists on treating it as a domestic issue. All central bank policies these days are apparently coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements (and London as well) and the system will protect its own.

Not only will it protect its own, it will create conditions for the continued expansion and consolidation of big money center banks. It will drive this expansion by ensuring these banks are "too big to fail" and thus receive the funds they need to stay in business no matter what.

All of these manipulations are generated to expand and consolidate the banking/financial sector. And what is more disheartening is that banks – despite the meme of their necessity – are in the larger sense simply glorified bookkeeping shops.

Nov 27 08:47

A Major International Monetary Crisis is Looming: The Suppression of Gold and Silver? Is COMEX being Cornered?

It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I have had all of you as friends and associates during what has been a long war, not a good war, but a very long “financial war”. As you know from these writings; this has been a war conducted by the Federal Reserve against the entire world, aided and abetted by major international banks via the manipulation of most every market on the planet. The ethics and morals our country was originally built on …be damned!

Nov 26 07:31

NETANYAHU FIRED CHUCK HAGEL

The resignation (forced firing) of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a bad sign folks; a very bad sign. It's not that Secretary Hagel was anything special of course; Globalist, DC Insider, member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) etc; but at least he wasn't a complete warmongering psychopath like Donald Rumsfeld or Dick Cheney.

You see, Schmuckie Hagel was more of a "soft power" Globalist, a fact which had earned him the open enmity of the Jewish neo-conservatives and the Israelis. It is clear now that a weakened "Ebola-ized", post-election Obongo has been usurped by the more aggressive faction of America's PRC (Predatory Ruling Class), operating within his own Party and administration.

Nov 26 07:16

Michèle Flournoy Takes Herself Out of Running for Top Pentagon Job

Michèle Flournoy, widely seen as the front-runner to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, abruptly took herself out of the running for the job Tuesday, complicating what will be one of the most important personnel decisions of President Barack Obama's second term.

Nov 25 08:54

Here Comes France: Right-Wing Leader Marine Le Pen Demands Central Bank Repatriate French Gold

First Germany, then the Netherlands, perhaps Switzerland this weekend, and now the French right-wing Front National, which shockingly came first in May's European parliament elections, and whose leader Marine Le Pen is currently polling in first place in a hypothetical presidential election (in both a first and run off round), ahead of president Hollande, has sent a letter to the governor of the French Central Bank, the Banque de France, demanding that France join the list of nations which have repatriated, or at least tried to, their gold.

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Nov 25 08:41

The Emperor’s New Gruber: Obama says Americans are great because “we don’t have real long memories”

Wow! Echoing Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s sentiments that Americans are too stupid to realize that Obamacare traps them into higher taxes, Obama praised Americans for having memories too short to hold Democrats accountable in the next Presidential election.

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The nobility of France in the time of Louise XVI had a similar disdain for the peasantry ... and look what happened to them!

Nov 24 08:15

Netanyahu behind Congress's anti-Iran moves: Jeff Steinberg

An American political commentator believes that anti-Iran measures taken by Congress over the country’s nuclear deal might have been taken on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Gee, ya think?

Nov 24 08:11

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78, leaves complicated legacy

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who rose from the sharecroppers’ shacks of Itta Bena, Mississippi, to the executive suite of the District’s City Hall and overcame an embarrassing public drug arrest while in office to return as D.C. mayor and council member, died early Sunday. He was 78.

Nov 24 07:54

Chuck Hagel forced to step down as Secretary of Defense

Nov 21 09:29

John Boehner files long-awaited lawsuit over Obamacare

House Speaker John A. Boehner filed a long-awaited lawsuit Friday that alleges President Obama took unlawful steps to delay part of his health care law and is paying out funds to insurers without congressional approval.

The Republican-led lawsuit has arrived more than three months after the House authorized Mr. Boehner to sue, and after two law firms decided not to take part.

Nov 20 19:01

Nancy Pelosi: 'The Emancipation Proclamation Was an Executive Order'

“Does the public know the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order?” Pelosi asked reporters Thursday. “People have to understand how presidents have made change in our country, Congress catching up, and in the case of Ronald Reagan, improving what Congress has done.”

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The emancipation proclamation was just that, a proclamation. The slaves were freed by the 13th Amendment, which was PASSED BY CONGRESS, SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND RATIFIED BY 3/4 OF THE STATES.

Nov 20 10:52

ADL DEFENDS FUNDING TO UKRAINIAN NEO NAZIS … HAVING ENEMIES IS KEY TO THEIR SURVIVAL

Rep. John Conyers wanted to block U.S. funding to neo-Nazis in Ukraine. But the ADL and Simon Wiesenthal Center refused to help.

Nov 20 07:42

President set to sign immigrant plan in Las Vegas

President Barack Obama is traveling to Las Vegas on Friday to sign an executive order that would offer temporary legal status to millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally and set off a new fight with Republicans in Congress.

Obama plans to speak at Del Sol High School, which he first visited as a presidential candidate in 2008 and where he first laid out a broad immigration plan in January 2013.

This time he will be arriving in Las Vegas to deliver at least part of his promise for reform, and will renew a challenge to the new GOP majorities in Congress to pass an immigration bill if they don’t like it, White House officials said.

Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said he would make a nationally televised announcement on immigration from the White House at 8 p.m. EST today, then would go to Las Vegas to promote the plan Friday. Del Sol High is in a largely Hispanic neighborhood east of McCarran International Airport.

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Funny how Eisenhower was able to completely stop the illegal immigrants with only 1/10th the border patrol agents Obama has! What is broken about immigration is actually enforcing the laws and THAT is the responsibility of the White House. It is called the Executive Branch because under the Constitution, the President executes the will of the Congress. Clearly, with regards to enforcing the immigration laws, it is the President who has failed, not the Congress. But, sadly, we have a President who appears to be suffering from narcissistic personality disorder, unable to admit when he is wrong (just look at Obamacare) and hence will exceed his lawful authority to create new laws to cover up his ineptitude at enforcing the will of the Congress and the American people.

Nov 20 07:24

Jeb Bush meets with major Wall Street donors to prepare for potential 2016 presidential run

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is quietly meeting with major Wall Street donors in New York to line up financial backing for a potential 2016 presidential run, people familiar with his plans said.

A finance industry executive said Bush was at a downtown Manhattan bank Monday, his fifth visit to the city since June. The source declined to name the bank, saying the sitdown was confidential.

Bush has said he is considering a run, and supporters, including his younger brother, former President George W. Bush, say Jeb is undecided.

Nov 19 16:45

Lawmakers asked to sign secrecy pledge on gasline before Walker takes office

Legislators plan to meet the day after Thanksgiving for a final update from the Parnell administration on the proposed natural gas pipeline. But they won't be allowed to attend unless they sign a secrecy pledge.

While some lawmakers will decline to take the pledge, the Legislature arrived at this point because of a 69-page Parnell administration bill it approved overwhelmingly last spring that stresses secrecy on key details about the proposed Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas project. The title of the bill alone runs to 480 words.

Nov 19 12:05

'Deplorable' porn emails that got Pennsylvania officials fired included images with children and sexual violence against women

Some of the pornographic emails exchanged among Pennsylvania state government officials in a scandal that has claimed at least four jobs involved children and violent sexual acts against women, the state attorney general has revealed.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane described the images 'deplorable' during an interview with CNN on Tuesday night.

'When I saw them they literally took my breath away,' Kane said. 'And they are deplorable: hardcore, graphic, sometimes violent emails that had a string of videos and pictures depicting sometimes children, old women. Some of them involved violent sexual acts against women.'

Nov 19 07:31

One Reader's Shocked Response Upon Learning His Health Insurance Cost Just Doubled

After spending months trying to register for the ACA in late 2013 and early 2014 my kids got put on our state's insurance (at "no cost") and my wife and I bagged an ACA policy at a subsidized cost of $281 per month with a total out of pocket of about $6500 (just for the two of us).

Attached is the ACA notification of next year's price increase. As you can see the cost goes from $281 to $555, a monthly increase of $274, a percentage increase of 97%.

Basically we are now paying the same amount for the two of us that we paid for all four of us one year ago.

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Nov 19 06:47

Senate Democrats stiff Mary Landrieu on Keystone XL pipeline; green lobby wins

Senate Democrats filibustered the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, in a vote that reverberated from Louisiana, where a key senator’s career is now likely doomed, to the broader national Democratic Party, where environmentalists have emerged triumphant in a divisive internal battle with labor unions.

Nov 18 16:44

Senate Dems filibuster Keystone pipeline, delivering major win to environmentalists

Senate Democrats filibustered the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, in a vote that reverberated from Louisiana, where a key senator’s career is now likely doomed, to the broader national Democratic Party, where environmentalists have emerged triumphant in a divisive internal battle with labor unions.

The Keystone vote had taken on symbolism far beyond the small impact on American crude supplies and the slight effect expected on gas prices, with environmentalists drawing lines and daring moderate and conservative Democrats to cross it. In the end most were unwilling to defy the ascendant movement, and they said it marked a key moment in the global warming debate.

Nov 18 07:09

New video shows Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber agreeing that states' opposition to massive Medicaid expansion may be race-related

The hits just keep coming for MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect under fire for his controversial statements about the health care reform law.

Video unearthed today by veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler shows Gruber agreeing that states' opposition to the Medicaid expansion dictated by the federal health law may be race-related.

He also claimed states that rejected federal funds for Medicaid wanted 'to punish poor people,' which he said 'really is just almost awesome in its evilness.'

Nov 18 07:07

Petitioning Jim Benson - Stop Fracking next to El Paso, Texas

Fracking endangers the health, safety and welfare of people, pollutes the air and ground, results in rising crime and social and medical costs, utterly destroys ecosystems and permanently contaminates underground aquifers with toxic compounds and consumes billions of gallons of water. Yet, just a few minutes away from the city limits of El Paso, Texas a major metropolitan area of 675,000 people, and a few miles from the farming community of Dell City, Texas, the University of Texas System has leased over a hundred thousand acres to Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. for the sole purpose of fracking. Torchlight Energy says that it may drill up to as many as 2500 wells on this area immediately east of El Paso called the Diablo Plateau which, with the Otero Mesa in New Mexico, forms a rich ecosystem of plants and animals. Torchlight Energy Resources must not drill there. The University of Texas Lands System must not allow them.

Nov 17 13:24

AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Boasts Having Seized $904 Million Through Asset Forfeitures in 2013 Alone

In light of the fact that President Obama's Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch recently announced that, as US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, her office took more than $904 million worth of private property from citizens through asset forfeitures, questions are being raised as to whether civil asset forfeitures, called "policing for profit" by critics, will continue to rise if she ends up being confirmed as Attorney General.

Nov 17 09:36

What did the Brisbane G-20 summit accomplish?

President Barack Obama was equally effusive, saying the gathering was not a “chinwag,” an Australian word for meaningless talk. Rather, he said, “it has been a good week for American leadership.” At a press conference, Obama listed expanding trade, a visa accord with China, and “a big advance on climate change” as tangible achievements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the headline accomplishment is a deal to take seriously a problem that was made up in the first place. Left unsaid in this article is the agreement by the G20 to consider bank savings accounts as investments in the bank, subject to loss if the bank gets into trouble.

Nov 17 09:02

Stand Up - Claire Rivero's ode to Obamacare!

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Reposting Claire Rivero's song in light of the skyrocketing premiums and deductibles and the admission by Jonathan Gruber that they had to hide much of what is in Obamacare to get it past the "stupid" American voters (he means YOU)!

Nov 17 09:01

NY Senator admits to knowing President was lying about Obamacare

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So pretty much everyone inside the government knew that Obamacare was a crock, and just went along with it, to fool all you stupid American voters!

Nov 17 08:50

Fresh protests held against G20 policies in Brisbane

Thousands of people, chanting slogans for “justice," participated in the protests against the G20 summit on Sunday. The protests, with a focus on economic policies of the G20 countries, continued into the second day of the gathering.

The protests against the economic policies of the G20 countries came despite a heavy police presence and security lockdown in the Australian city.

Nov 17 08:50

Your “Children Will Be Fined” If You Fail To Sign Up For Obamacare: People Are Going To Be In for A Shock

But, as is often the case when the government says one thing, they mean exactly the opposite. In this case, when they say incentive what they really mean is that you are going to be penalized if you fail to acquire government mandated health insurance. But not just you. Your children, who apparently no longer belong to you anyway based on a recent court ruling, will be fined for your failure to get them on the insurance rolls

Nov 17 06:46

Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

A federal judge says Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he can consider arguments in a lawsuit against the measure.

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So the GMO planters will just go on planting and by the time the judge finally hears the lawsuit it will be too late. Maui will be fully contaminated by these dangerous plants. The entire case against the ban is that the GMO companies will suffer harm. The exact same argument could be made about companies that dump toxic and nuclear waste; banning them from dumping their "product" onto Hawaii harms them financially. Does that mean we have to let them go on doing it?

Nov 17 06:43

GMO Battle! MONSANTO vs. Hawaii: Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge!

Nov 17 06:40

Video: German Politician Hides in Toilet From Truth About Israel

Journalist Max Blumenthal tried to confront politician Gregor Gysi over an Israeli bomb attack that killed a German family. Instead, Gysi hid in a bathroom.

Nov 17 06:36

Few eager to tackle military force legislation

Hardly anyone in Washington appears in any hurry to move ahead with new Authorization for Use of Military Force legislation in the fight against the Islamic State.

Not President Barack Obama, who urged Congress to act — then hopped on a plane for China.

Nov 17 06:34

Obamacare Facebook page comments mostly from small group of supporters

Americans began heading anew this weekend to President Obama’s official Obamacare Facebook page to gather information on the new round of health care enrollment, share their experiences shopping for insurance on the federal exchange and voice their opinions on the president’s signature domestic achievement.

However, what some would view as a robust marketplace of ideas is actually controlled by just a few, an analysis of the Web page shows.

Sixty percent of the site’s 226,838 comments generated from September 2012 to early last month can be attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles, according to an analysis completed by The Washington Times with assistance from an outside data analytics team. Many of those profiles belong to just one person who created multiple aliases or personas to widen her influence and multiply her voice.

Nov 16 09:04

The NAFTA Connection: The Role of “Free” Trade in Mexico’s Tragic Travails

Mexico’s liberalization of trade and finance, with help from the world’s largest banks, has enabled drug traffickers and the corrupt political establishment.

Many in the police, the judiciary and even the military are intimidated, inadequately trained, and/or corrupt. The influence of drug money within all three major political parties is now taken for granted…

On a positive note, the problem of endemic political corruption in Mexico is now finally getting the attention it deserves, both inside and outside Mexico’s borders. However, corruption tells only part of Mexico’s tragic sage. There is another no less important, but generally ignored, factor in the rise to dominance of Mexico’s drug cartels: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Nov 15 10:03

Kill the Messenger Official Trailer #1 (2014)

Nov 15 10:01

Meet the Warmongering Billionaires Who Will Spend a Fortune to Influence the Next President

Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, two billionaires with right-wing, pro-Israel agendas, took the stage at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. They fantasized about bombing Iran and about buying the New York Times because they said it’s biased against Israel. Both are bound to play an outsized role in the 2016 presidential elections by flooding the campaign with money to support their favored candidates. In a post-Citizens United world, Adelson and Saban are kings, and Israel will be the beneficiary of their largesse if the donors have the ear of a future president.

“There’s no right or left when it comes to Israel,” Saban said in what news reports called a joking reference to the moguls’ seating positions at the conference where they spoke.

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How does it make you feel, to understand, with absolutely painful clarity, that the next, strongest benefactor of the 2016 elections will be the country of Israel, no matter which candidate gets elected?!?

We the People have become useless, expendable, and irrelevant, when it comes to big money , fighting for an Israeli-centric government, no matter who gets chosen.

And what is wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING.

Nov 15 07:17

Glenn Greenwald On Hillary Clinton: "Soulless, Principle-Free, Power Hungry..."

Well Greenwald is back, and this time he outlines exactly who’s excited about Hillary’s forthcoming run for the Presidency. Here are some excerpts from the Intercept:

It’s easy to strike a pose of cynicism when contemplating Hillary Clinton’s inevitable (and terribly imminent) presidential campaign. As a drearily soulless, principle-free, power-hungry veteran of DC’s game of thrones, she’s about as banal of an American politician as it gets. One of the few unique aspects to her, perhaps the only one, is how the genuinely inspiring gender milestone of her election will (following the Obama model) be exploited to obscure her primary role as guardian of the status quo.

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Under Clinton's watch, we can expect to see:

1. The complete, unhindered continuance of the Federal Reserve, which has been destroying the American economy over the many years it has been in business.

2. The continuance of these non-stop wars, ultimately for private profit.

3. The continuance of offshoring/outsourcing of jobs by major corporations, (which may pay handsomely for the privileges, through large donations), which used to be the foundation of a thriving middle class in this country.

4. A continuing downward spiral into poverty from people who have lost the good paying jobs, and subsist on part time jobs with little or no benefits.

5. A complete ignoring of Wall Street, when it fouls its own nest with blatant fraud.

6. A brain drain of the best and brightest, because pure science and research will no longer be supported.

7. The complete destruction of public education, and a dumbing down of our kids, so that they cannot do any critical thinking, let alone think for themselves, and will accept any governmental policy without question.

8. Even more draconian assaults to civil liberties and rights. (And by the way, according to the Constitution, a "Free Speech Zone", far away from any candidate, is totally and completely unconstitutional!!)

THIS is, logically, what to expect from a Hillary Clinton presidency: more of the same, but worse, just with another figurehead, symbolizing everything that has turned rotten in this country.

But the problem is, a Republican presidency will be no better.

At the end of the day, both parties are complete, total sell-outs to the large corporations which fund election campaigns, and have ultimately made We the People both irrelevant and expendable.

And this is something about which a lot of thinking people are deeply troubled.

Nov 15 07:06

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Accepted Campaign Contributions From Financial Firms Managing City Pension Money

Executives at investment firms that manage Chicago pension funds have since 2011 poured more than $600,000 in contributions into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign operation and political action committees (PACs) that support him, according to documents reviewed by International Business Times. These contributions appear to flout federal rules banning companies that manage pension funds from financing the campaigns of officials with authority over pension systems, say legal experts.

The contributions also potentially conflict with an executive order Emanuel himself signed in 2011 prohibiting city contractors and subcontractors from making campaign donations to city officials.

Nov 14 12:06

Suspended Miami ICE agent faces extortion trial

Juan F. Martinez was a “corrupt” federal agent who pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars from informants while extorting a Colombian business and drug traffickers with the power of his badge, a prosecutor told Miami jurors Wednesday.

Nov 14 11:38

House approves Keystone pipeline, setting up final Senate showdown

House lawmakers, in their first major vote since last week’s elections, easily passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the U.S., sending the bill over to the Senate which will have a major showdown Tuesday.

Nov 14 08:39

The Precognitively Vibrating Nose Hairs of Nostrildamus

It’s pretty amazing what happens when corporations gain personhood. The transition from person to beast doesn't take very long.

Nov 14 08:15

SMOKING GUN! Gruber Admits Obama Was in Room During Planning of Cadillac Lie

June 13, 2012, Gruber interviews with Frontline and tells them that the Cadillac tax issue was addressed. Obama knew it was going to be a problem, and they all agreed to lie about it.

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This video is badly out of sync, so you might want to listen only, but the point is that EVERYONE in that room, the President included, simply decided that lying to the "stupid American voters" was their best course of action.

Nowhere in the Constitution is the government authorized to lie to you. The Tenth Amendment prohibits the government from assuming that right. Therefore, I hold that every time the government lies to you, whether about the Cadillac Tax, human-caused global warming, or Saddam's nuclear weapons, Torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, USS Liberty being an accident, anything at all; that government is unconstitutional, illegal, and illegitimate. Clearly from these recent revelations, the people inside government think lying is acceptable domestic policy, because it gets them what they want; more money and obedience from you. They will never change their behavior. They have no reason to. They lie about everything. Indeed I think they are afraid to ever tell the truth even once, lest we learn to tell the difference!

It is up to We The People to create a situation in which lies by politicians cost far more than the benefits lies bring them. When we have the courage to grab the liars and toss them out of our public buildings hard enough to bounce on the pavement three times, followed by a thick coat of tar and feathers and a ride out of town on a redwood rail, politicians will discover that truth is a virtue. And they will not discover that one second before.

Nov 13 15:03

Why did FOX Ban this video?

Nov 13 14:16

Nancy Pelosi Says She Doesn't Know Who Jonathan Gruber Is. But in 2009, She Cited His Work By Name.

When Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked today for comment about MIT professor Jonathan Gruber's recent remarks that "lack of transparency" and "the stupidity of the American voter" were critical to helping pass Obamacare, she responded briskly: "I don't know who he is. He didn't help write our bill."

Watch the complete video of her denial at the end of the post, via C-SPAN.

Pelosi's remarks are easy enough to check. And she appears to be wrong on both statements

Nov 13 11:31

How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York

A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York’s (IOGA-NY) annual conference in Buffalo. The same talk titled, “Big Green Radicals: Exposing Environmental Groups,” was presented at the Western Energy Alliance annual meeting in Colorado this summer. Richard Berman, president of the consulting firm Berman and Company, told the audience of oil and gas executives that they were engaged in “an endless war,” and warned that, “You can either win ugly or lose pretty.”

An anti-fracking rally in front of the New York State Assembly in Albany in 2013. Berman and Company’s strategy fails to recognize that long before celebrities were touring gas fields, local landowners, farmers, and activists had already started asking questions about the merits of fracking.

Nov 13 10:21

Republican Politicians Are Fighting Net Neutrality, but Their Constituents Support It

On Monday, President Obama came out in strong support of net neutrality and advised the FCC to reclassify Internet service as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Later that day, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, an Obama appointee and former cable/telecom lobbyist, met with tech company representatives to say that he did not plan to follow all of the president’s proposals. Sounds about right.

Nov 13 10:11

Is L.A. Backtracking on its Fracking Ban?

In February the City Council made headlines when it voted to take a first step toward a ban on fracking within Los Angeles municipal limits.

The body voted unanimously to have city staffers draft the fine print of a law that would outlaw hydraulic oil and gas extraction, a.k.a. fracking, on L.A. turf. Environmentalists say the process, which pushes pressurized liquid into rock formations to squeeze out fossil fuels, could contaminate drinking water supplies and even trigger earthquakes.

Instead of getting its ordinance, however, the council was recently given a report by the Department of City Planning. It says a fracking ban will not be that easy and suggests that more time is needed. At least one city leader is fuming.

Westside Councilman Mike Bonin told us he was "frustrated" that, nearly nine months later, the council still doesn't have a law to vote on:

Nov 13 09:48

Sheldon Adelson's Dismissal of Israeli Democracy Draws Silence From Groups He Backs

Recipients of casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s largesse are dodging questions about his latest salvo against Israeli democracy.

Adelson, a leading Republican donor, has long stood out among American Jews for his conservative views. He may have stepped farther outside of the American Jewish mainstream than ever before, however, in statements at a conference in Washington on November 9 in which he seemed to write off Israel as a democratic state.

“I don’t think the Bible says anything about democracy,” Adelson said. “[God] didn’t talk about Israel remaining as a democratic state… Israel isn’t going to be a democratic state — so what?”

While Anti-Defamation League national president Abraham Foxman has slammed Adelson’s remarks, leaders of groups that have taken money from Adelson have not responded to requests to address his statements.

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Abe Foxman said something I agree with? What IS the world coming to?!?

Nov 13 07:48

Biden: Middle Class Label Not a Compliment in DC, ‘It Means You’re Not Sophisticated’

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that people in Washington don’t think it’s a good thing to be labeled as middle class.

Speaking at the American Association of Port Authorities convention in Houston, Biden reminded attendees of his nickname, “Middle-Class Joe.”

“In Washington, that’s not meant as a compliment–it means you’re not sophisticated,” Biden said.

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Yet another insight into how the government views Americans.

Nov 13 07:48

5 Important Skills That Are Horrifyingly Easy to Fake

In case you live under a rock with shitty Internet access, in recent years the U.S. government has been heavily criticized for achieving, um, proctologic levels of intimacy with our personal communications. But never fear, because right around the time all these new, highly controversial procedures for investigating U.S. citizens were implemented, the FBI also implemented testing regimens under which agents must regularly demonstrate their knowledge of said procedures by taking open-book exams.

Exams on which they prodigiously cheated.

Let us repeat: They cheated ... on open-book exams.

Nov 12 13:09

White House Fail: Obamacare in a ‘Death Spiral’

It’s been riddled with problems from the beginning. It was sold to the people as ‘Universal Healthcare’, only it’s not even close. Obamacare may end up being D.O.A after all...

Nov 12 12:04

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars - FULL version plus downloads.

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UPDATE: I am reposting this because I have started receiving emails from readers/listeners who report they are overhearing other people talk about this article and video. So the word is getting out and people are waking up to the real reasons we are at war; the money-junkies. Please share this with everyone who is not already aware of this article and video (and there is a larger video in production now).

Facebook is still blocking the original version of the video "All Wars Are Bankers' Wars", but someone uploaded a new copy and this particular URL is not yet being blocked by Facebook.

Meanwhile, I have placed copies of the video for you to download on my server for you to post as you see fit.

Quicktime (967 meg)

MP4 (152 meg)

Please note that these videos will be shut off automatically during times of excessive server load.

Nov 12 11:39

Charlie Rangel: If you white tea-party crackers were offended by my choice of words, I apologize

Well, okay. But I … can’t shake the feeling that he’s not really sorry.

Nov 12 10:49

Dual Citizens in Congress?

“You are not entitled to that information!” That’s what a staffer in Senator Markey’s office bluntly told me when I called to ask for help in identifying Members of Congress who hold dual citizenship.

Seems that’s a question no one wants to hear. The Internet sources are flaky, with only unreliable estimates for both House and Senate. So I telephoned the Washington, DC offices of my three Congressional representatives from Massachusetts to ask for their help in obtaining definitive data from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which responds to Congressional offices, but not to the general public.

Nov 12 10:45

Obamacare Designed as a Scam

A willfully designed scam. A rationing scheme boon to predatory providers.

Enriching insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains. At the expense of universal affordable coverage.

Market-based for maximum profits. Letting providers escalate prices. Regulatory light. Loopholes let profiteers game the system.

Benefitting at the expense of ripped-off consumers. Leaving millions uninsured. Most others way underinsured.

A healthcare disaster. Unaffordable for most people. Providing inadequate protection.

Forcing millions to pay 40% or more out-of-pocket. For co-pays and deductibles. On top of costly premiums. Rising annually.

Double the cost of other developed countries. During protracted Main Street Depression conditions.

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And those are the GOOD points! :)

Nov 12 09:40

University of Pennsylvania Deletes, Reinstates Obamacare Architect Video After Backlash

A video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber saying a “lack of transparency” was crucial in fooling ‘stupid Americans’ which caused controversy was subsequently deleted by the University of Pennsylvania only to be reinstated after a backlash.

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Nov 12 09:36

The BamboozleCare Rollout

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"Lying to the American people and treating them like are idiots is a GOOD thing!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 12 09:34

Big Banks Busted Massively Manipulating Foreign Exchange, Precious Metals … And Every Other Market

Regulators fined six major banks including Citigroup (C.N) and UBS (UBSN.VX) a total of $4.3 billion for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange market, following a year-long global investigation.

HSBC (HSBA.L), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L), JP Morgan (JPM.N) and Bank of America (BAC.N) also face penalties resulting from the inquiry that has put the largely unregulated $5 trillion-a-day market on a tighter leash, accelerated the push to automate trading and ensnared the Bank of England.

In the latest scandal to hit the financial services industry, dealers shared confidential information about client orders and coordinated trades to make money from a foreign exchange benchmark used by asset managers and corporate treasurers to value their holdings. Dozens of traders have been fired or suspended.

Nov 12 09:32

Fury over Mexico student ‘massacre’ boils over into street battles

Mexicans furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students torched the ruling party’s Guerrero state headquarters and briefly took a police commander prisoner on Tuesday as growing protests rocked President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government.

Riot police clashed with protesters in running street battles as black smoke billowed from the white two-story building of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the southern state’s capital Chilpancingo.

Violent protests have erupted in Mexico since authorities said on Friday that the gang ‘hitmen’ confessed to murdering the students and incinerating their bodies after corrupt police handed over the 43 young men in September in Guerrero.
Some 1,000 people, led by students and the radical CETEG teachers union, marched in Chilpancingo before throwing stones and firebombs at police.

Three officers and two journalists, including a photographer working for AFP, were injured after being struck by rocks, said a civil protection official.

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Although as a Christian pacifist, I abhor violence, that does not mean that I do not understand how it happens, as a result of governmental corruption and torture.

The sad reality for Mexican citizens is that their government is owned by the cartels, period, end of discussion.

And what might end this would be a complete decriminalization of all drugs, in small amounts, for personal use.

The model in Portugal has been very encouraging in this direction.

As reported in huffingtonpost.com in July of this year, the World Health Organization calls for decriminalizing personal drug use:

The 159-page report, which focused primarily on HIV prevention and care worldwide, included a brief section discussing "good practice recommendations concerning decriminalization." In it, WHO offered the following recommendations: Countries should work toward developing policies and laws that decriminalize injection and other use of drugs and, thereby, reduce incarceration. Countries should work toward developing policies and laws that decriminalize the use of clean needles and syringes (and that permit NSPs [needle and syringe programs]) and that legalize OST [opioid substitution therapy] for people who are opioid-dependent.Countries should ban compulsory treatment for people who use and/or inject drugs. Actual decriminalization is not without precedent either. Some countries have begun to consider it for some or all illicit drugs. In 2001, Portugal did decriminalize all drugs and has seen a dramatic decline in drug abuse since.

But of course, such action would be logical.... and put the cartels out of business, with their money drying up, almost instantaneously.

Nov 12 08:41

ICE lawyer’s lawsuit exposes how feds release illegals

The Obama administration told federal immigration lawyers to release illegal immigrants with “old” drunken-driving convictions and those found guilty of stealing other people’s identities, according to a lawsuit filed by one of the lawyers at the center of the operation.

Patricia M. Vroom, a top attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona, filed a 67-page discrimination complaint that details repeated battles with agency higher-ups who told her to close cases and not deport people whom President Obama deemed low-priority.

Nov 12 07:55

Oligarchs for Israel

When Pat Buchanan described the American Congress as "Israeli-occupied territory" in the run up to the first Gulf war, he clearly underestimated the problem. Although Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban didn’t mean to underscore and enlarge Buchanan’s point, this they surely did at the first national conference of a new pro-Israel lobbying group, the Israeli-American Council (IAC), where the two multi-billionaires appeared together on stage. It was an enlightening colloquy.

Adelson, whose casinos have made him one of the richest people in the world, pumped $150 million into the Republican Party in 2012, and is expected to give at least as much in the 2016 campaign. Saban who made his fortune on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has given a comparable amount to the Democrats, including the money to build Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington: he has pledged to donate "whatever it takes" to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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You better break open your piggy bank, because in 2016 I intend to return the "favor" the Clintons paid me back in 1994! I intend to end someone's career!

Nov 11 12:15

Loretta Lynch’s Wall Street friends: What you should know about AG nominee’s finance past

But what’s less known is Lynch’s career in the private sector. After reviewing her record in this capacity, it’s not that she’s openly corrupted by the forces that increasingly rule our government, so much as she’s marinated in their worldview, in their cultural milieu. To ask her to take on powerful interests in finance would be like asking someone to rat out their friends.

Lynch’s first job was as a litigation associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in the mid-1980s. Their litigation department includes the legendary First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams, who defended the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case (Abrams subsequently argued the Citizens United case, on “campaign money is speech” grounds). But it also does a great deal of white-collar defense in securities and antitrust law, representing companies like AIG, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Bank of America and more. It’s a corporate law firm.

Nov 11 08:44

ObamaCare Architect Admits "Lack Of Transparency" Is Huge Advantage Against "Stupidity Of The American Voter"

An architect of the federal healthcare law said last year that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare.

He suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

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Enrollment fall far short of predictions, in part because the healthcare.gov website was a technical disaster, health care costs have gone up, as have the premiums AND deductibles on the approved insurance policies. Contrary to the claim that the ACA would lower health insurance costs, more Americans than ever before cannot afford health insurance and now have the IRS fining them for not being able to afford health insurance.

And he thinks we're stupid?

Nov 11 07:24

Obamacare may not have enough enrollees to stay solvent

The administration on Monday said fewer than 10 million Americans will enroll in Obamacare’s health exchanges this go-around, well short of the 13 million target congressional scorekeepers deemed critical to its economics, suggesting another rocky rollout in the law’s second year of full operation.

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Nov 10 14:32

Obama Administration Dramatically Scales Back Expectations for Second Year Obamacare Enrollment

The Obama administration now says it expects the second year of Obamacare to see dramatically fewer enrollments than originally projected, and that hitting its long-term enrollment goals will likely take years longer than initially believed.

Nov 10 12:17

Ron Paul on midterm aftermath: ‘My fears were confirmed even sooner than I thought’

Former lawmaker Ron Paul says he expects the current political climate in the United States will hardly change as a result of last week’s midterm elections, even if the Republican Party will soon assume control over the Congress as a result.

Paul, a longtime Republican member of the House of Representatives who has campaigned for president both with the GOP and as a Libertarian, said on Monday that recently elections mean “very little” despite ending with Democrats losing their majority stake in the Senate.

“Yes, power shifted,” Paul said. “But the philosophy on Capitol Hill changed very little.”

Nov 10 11:12

“Civility”: Israel Lobby’s New Weapon Against Free Speech on US Campuses

As I was driving through Indiana en route to Michigan this weekend, I saw this billboard for a local sheriff’s election campaign. There, above the uniformed police officer with his military-style crew cut, is the slogan “Return to Civility.”

It seemed the perfect metaphor for what “civility” has come to mean on US campuses: the forceful policing, at the behest of Israel lobby groups, of any discourse or activism critical of Israel.

In the wake of Israel’s latest Gaza massacre, the civility police are cracking down hard. Most notoriously, administrators and trustees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used the excuse of “civility” to fire Steven Salaita for his strong criticisms of, among other things, Israel’s slaughter of hundreds of children in Gaza.

But civility crackdowns are now breaking out across the country.

Nov 10 11:11

Israel Campaigns Against Global Free Speech

Alarmed at the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiments on the internet, Israeli politicians recently called for nations around the world to enact legislation prohibiting criticism of Jews and Israel. Lobbying to outlaw global free speech is nothing new for Israel, however; it has been in the business of criminalizing speech for decades.

Nov 10 11:11

How the Israel Lobby Set Beto O'Rourke Right

It took only one wrong vote to teach a freshman Democrat from Texas how sensitive, and even wrathful, the Jewish community can be when it comes to Israel.

But the real story of what happened to Rep. Beto O’Rourke did not stop with the angry reaction he got when he cast one of only eight votes in Congress against special funding for Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system during the recent Gaza war.

What is notable is how quickly the carrot followed the stick.

Nov 10 10:30

Breaking: Obamacare architect admits Obama lied about his signature law

According to the nonprofit American Committment, Gruber reportedly made his videotaped comments at a special event on the MIT campus and conceded that it was necessary to avoid transparency to pass Obama's healthcare grab. Dr, Gruber even admitted to lying in order to help the Obama White House and the Democrats in both houses of the U.S. Congress in order to get the support of a number of groups and individuals.

Nov 10 09:57

JPMorgan’s $9 Billion Witness Puts Government Testimony by Her Boss into Question

Two years after attorney Alayne Fleischmann was downsized out of her job as a Transaction Manager at JPMorgan Chase, her boss, William Buell, was hauled before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) for interrogation on just how culpable the bank was in packaging and selling toxic mortgage backed securities.

Buell is the same man that Fleischmann exposed in a Rolling Stone feature article by Matt Taibbi last week as the recipient of her detailed, internal letter in early 2007, warning him that the mortgage pools her group was reviewing contained poor quality mortgage loans unfit for purchase or securitization. Despite the written warning, Fleischmann would later learn that JPMorgan, in a drive to boost market share and profits, went forward and purchased the pool, securitized many of the loans, then sold them to unsuspecting investors.

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There was a documentary produced about the 2008 melt-down called "Inside Job." It won the Oscar for best documentary then pretty much vanished from the American TV networks while the HBO movie "Too Big To Fail", which portrayed the Wall Street executives at the heart of the disaster as heroic figures struggling to deal with bad luck, was splashed across the cable channels. But as the above article illustrates, those Wall Street executives caused the collapse of 2008 by engaging in massive and deliberate fraud.

Nov 10 09:14

This Is What Happens When Trying To Get To The Bottom Of The UBS Gold-Rigging Scandal

As reported previously, and as had been suspected for years, the gold manipulation cartel is slowly breaking apart, and courtesy of the FT, we now know at least one individual directly implicated in Swiss gold-rigging: the former head of UBS's gold desk in Zurich, André Flotron.

So as part of our diligence, because apparently no other media will touch the topic of gold rigging until and unless it is shoved in their face on a, ahem, silver platter, because after all the subject matter is just too "conspiratorial", we decided to ask Mr. Flotron some on the record questions, and sent him the following email:

Nov 10 08:51

Whistleblower: HSBC ‘lied to MPs

While Wilson has directly notified the Treasury Select Committee about his concerns regarding HSBC’s alleged criminal activity, contempt of Parliament and deliberate deceit of its customers, he is yet to receive a response.

HSBC deliberately deceived the Treasury Select Committee and was in contempt of Parliament by claiming their “fake” solicitors were regulated, whistleblower and financial activist Nicholas Wilson said Friday.

Nov 10 08:50

H.Res.707 - Here comes the censorship!

H.Res.707 - Condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over political events in the Middle East or elsewhere.

Nov 10 08:15

Major Democratic Donor: Israel Should “Bomb The Daylights” Out Of Iran

Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson weigh in on the Iran talks, the peace process, and more. Saban says Israel should take military action if the West negotiates a nuclear deal with Iran that will be bad for Israel.

Nov 10 08:15

America with Beats Headphones, Listening to the Bad Drug Dysfunctionata Sonata.

At the same time there is the ongoing war against all things Muslim, by the Israeli Banker Crime Syndicate, which owns and operates a good portion of the western governments. From the ranks of these stupefied and hypnotized goons, they draw endless ranks of canon fodder, to die in the J Street and K Street Wars. This is what happens after years of case after case of Miller Lite Reconstituted Urine and Hog Nostril Pizzas, with Fritos sprinkled all over the top. As Papa John says to Peyton Manning in the commercial, “I can’t believe it took me 20 years to decide to put Fritos on my pizzas!” It shouldn’t take him another 20 years to decide to put Hammond’s Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Eggs on his pizzas too. People will buy it. They'll buy shit if you serve it to them warm. That’s what cutting edge is all about. It’s about being innovative. It’s about risk taking.

Nov 09 10:39

Obama's Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Represented Clintons During Whitewater

New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, the new nominee for attorney general, has a career filled with high profile cases -- and she was a member of Bill Clinton's defense team during the 1992 Whitewater corruption probe.

Nov 09 09:27

TOON OF THE DAY ~~ WHEN DONKEYS FLY

Nov 09 07:35

Holder tells Fast and Furious critics to kiss his butt in released emails

Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department’s handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could “kiss my a**.”

Nov 09 07:34

A Snake Handling Tent Revival with the Gaboon Vipers of Zion

You think you have the measure of the Gaboon Vipers of Zion. You kind of know that Bill Gates is a bloodsucking vampire bat but you probably didn't measure him for a screaming child murder headline; meaning many, many children, dead… or worse. You probably know that all these so called philanthropists are not philanthropists, that George Soros is an epic serial killer; that most of these people giving away the stray nickels from their bottomless pockets are employers of torture squads, death squads and even cheerleader squads of PR whores that they dress up for whatever lies they want told. It don’t matter. If the money is right we can talk all night.

Nov 09 07:21

Nancy Pelosi to Democratic voters: Yes, it’s a ‘terrible year’ — but it’s your fault

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reflected on the Election Day losses with fellow Democrats, saying that it really wasn’t the party’s messages or platforms to blame — rather, it’s more the voters’ fault, she suggested.

Specifically, Mrs. Pelosi said during a 75-minute call with caucus members that the reason Democrats lost had nothing to do with party message and everything to do with voter turnout — and that if more Democrats had turned up at the polls, more Democratic candidates would have won, she said, The Hill reported.

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