Monday, February 29, 2016

Excusing Hillary's Document Crimes ???

According to this op-ed in The New York Times, the problem with Hillary's alleged mishandling of classified documents is that the system is broken:

That is complete BS.

In a former life I was a classified material custodian in the US military. Here is my perspective.

Each document is classified by its originator, following what I believe to be clear guidelines. Classified documents are to be protected by all parties, also following what I believe to be clear guidelines.

Anyone who fails to follow those guidelines, either intentionally or by negligence, has committed a crime.


Stop making excuses for her.

What Really Happened To Vince Foster ???

The newest piece to the puzzle was uncovered by two citizen researchers, one of whom was a witness involved in the case from the beginning.

What had only been suspicions about missing death-scene photographs are now listed as facts in public documents.

The smoking-gun information comes from two documents: a two-page letter of resignation and a 31-page memo both written by Starr’s lead prosecutor, Miguel Rodriguez.

Rodriguez refers in his letter to photographs showing a wound on Foster’s neck – a wound that did not exist according to accounts in Starr’s official government report.

The obvious questions: How could a suicide victim be found with two wounds – a .38-caliber gunshot into the mouth that exited through his head and another wound on the right side of his neck that one of the paramedics described as a small-caliber bullet hole? And why would the government investigators go to great lengths to cover it up?

You can read the rest @

If this is true, what was Hillary's involvement? Killer? Conspirator? Accomplice after the fact? Innocent bystander?

I am not aware that Trump was ever accused of having someone killed, but both Bill and Hill have blood drenched hands. At least that's what I read in the papers.

Is Rubio Using ???

Senator Marco Rubio was caught ingesting something during the last debate. You can read about it and watch the video here:

A large number of Americans are users, and I would not be surprised to learn he is one of them.

The next obvious questions are "who is his supplier, and what does he give them in return"?

Recovery Or Recession ???

Barack Obama recently stated that anyone who is claiming that America’s economy is in decline is “peddling fiction”.  Well, if the economy is in such great shape, why are major retailers shutting down hundreds of stores all over the country?  Last month, I wrote about the “retail apocalypse” that is sweeping the nation, but since then it has gotten even worse.  Closing stores has become the “hot new trend” in the retail world, and “space available” signs are going up in mall windows all over the United States.  Barack Obama can continue huffing and puffing about how well the middle class is doing all he wants, but the truth is that the cold, hard numbers that retailers are reporting tell an entirely different story.

You can read the rest @

Why do people continue to believe this man? He either is extremely ignorant or is lying through his teeth (or perhaps both).

What Snowden Thinks Of Our Election

Edward Snowden tweeted this about our election:

2016: a choice between Donald Trump and Goldman Sachs.

Source -

Sounds about right to me. Good call, Ed.

Arrested For Delivering A Loaf Of Bread

On February 23rd, two peace activists with Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Brian Terrell and Kathy Kelly, were arrested when they attempted to deliver a loaf of bread and a letter to drone operators at Volk Field, an Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin, which trains pilots to operate Shadow Drones over other countries. Voices activists have lived alongside ordinary people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Gaza. People who can’t flee from drone surveillance and attacks have good reason to fear people from the U.S., but instead they have broken bread with Kelly and Terrell and have welcomed opportunities for deepened mutual understanding. Kelly and Terrell carried the loaf of bread to signify the worth of relying on words rather than weapons.

You can read the rest @

There is no better symbol of our failure as a nation than these arrests. Those who truly want peace are thrown into jail, while those who lust for war are headed for the White House:

We would have been far better off in the long run if Kathy Kelly had been our Secretary of State instead of Hillary Rodham (a.k.a. Clinton to some of you).

Fighting Bacteria With Viruses

When doctors told Christophe Novou that his leg would have to be amputated at the hip due to a raging bacterial infection, the 47-year-old Frenchman thought about killing himself.

After surviving a crippling traffic accident and dozens of operations to repair the damage, to him life in a wheelchair just did not seem worth living.

That's when an article about a clinic in Georgia offering an obscure treatment for hard-to-treat infections using live virus -- something called phage therapy -- caught his eye. 

Within hours, he was on a plane to Tblisi.

"Without it, I wouldn't be here," Novou told AFP on the sidelines of a conference in Paris about the mostly forgotten therapy, which remains marginal outside a few former Soviet bloc countries. 

The treatment harnesses viruses called phages to attack and kill dangerous bacteria, including "superbugs" which have become progressively resistant to antibiotics.

You can read the rest @

What a cool idea. Hope it works.

I wonder why US medicine is not doing something similar? Perhaps this is the reason why:

Pharmaceutical companies have shown little interest in phage therapy, in large part because viruses cannot be patented, according to participants at the Paris conference.

"The laboratories have turned their back on this because the return on investment is just too small," said Jean Carlet, an expert on infectious diseases and a consultant for the WHO.

What plans do our doctors have for fighting infections in the post antibiotic age? My guess is "none at all", especially if there is no profit in doing so.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Farrakhan Calls Hillary Satan

Sunday at the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan said don’t “fall” for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s “crap” on African-American issues because she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton are responsible for mass incarceration of black people.

You can read the rest and watch the video @

I agree with what he says. If you do not, please tell me why.

The Way We Were

Today I watched the TV show The Good Wife for the first and last time. For the record, I think it was one of the most depraved things I have ever seen.

The particular episode I watched was called "Targets". Here is a third party description of it:

Alicia serves as a civilian legal adviser on a top-secret committee voting on the legal justification for the targeted killing of an ISIS recruiter who hasn’t technically committed any acts of violence himself but has persuaded others to carry out attacks and bombings. The head of the committee, and the episode, introduce a twist: The recruiter is an American citizen. The storyline digs up some of the dark realities of U.S. international policies and shows just how arbitrary a lot of the rules are for how the U.S. military and government decide who lives and dies.

You can read the rest @

During a meeting of the committee, it was stated that it (the committee) was the "due process" for the accused recruiter. I would like to contest that preposterous claim.

The US Constitution, which has not yet been publicly suspended, specifies the following:

Article III, Section 2

3: The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.

Article III, Section 3

1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

2: The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

From the "facts" presented in the episode, it appears the recruiter did commit treason. But the committee was not a jury, its deliberations were not a trial, there was no witness testimony presented, and there was no confession in open court. How then could this be called "due process"?

It wasn't, and in real life it is not "due process" when President Obama and CIA Director John Brennan meet to decide whether to kill a US citizen by drone strike or other means.

At least not for the crime of treason.

So, what is going on here?

I think the episode probably spelled it out fairly well. You can be killed by your government if the following criteria are met:

a. You have been designated as "an enemy combatant";

b. Your capture is deemed to be too hard to effect; and

c. It is decided you are an imminent threat.

That appears to be the new definition of "due process", at least in this instance.

Does that make any sense to you?

Whether or not it does, allow me to point out that it's too late for you to do anything about it.

President Obama clearly thinks it's OK. Senator Rand Paul tried to tell you it's not, but you chose not to listen to him. And it's extremely unlikely that a President Hillary would do anything different.

So now it's the law of the land.

Is there a lesson here? I believe there is, and this is it:

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.
Martin Niemöller

4500 Years Of Global Conflict

Data from Wikipedia has been used to put together a map of the world's wars since 2500 BC, that illustrates where and when the world's conflicts have occurred.

You can find a link to the interactive map here:

That's almost 3 wars per year throughout recorded history. This is not something of which we should be proud.

You Read This At Your Own Risk

According to this report, anyone questioning the official version of what happened on 9/11 is a potential terrorist:

Well, here is an essay written by one of the men who tested the steel used in the WTC, and he is doing just that - questioning the official version of 9/11:

If you choose to read what he has written, ask yourself - exactly what sort of danger is posed by his essay and the questions he asks?

The Run On Physical Cash Has Begun

... if, and when, a run on physical cash begins, there will be roughly $1 dollar in physical to satisfy $10 dollars in savers' claims, a ratio which drops to 20 cents of "deliverable" cash if the $100 bill is taken out of circulation.

You can read the rest @

Let that sink in for a moment. When you want your cash, and you certainly will try to retrieve it when the shit hits the fan, you will get no more than 10 cents for every dollar you think you "own", if you can get anything at all.

Can you now see why the US government has been militarizing the police and doing everything it can to take away your guns?

Is Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Nuts ???

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden blasted Donald Trump's rhetoric in a recent interview, saying that the U.S. military would refuse orders from him, even as commander-in-chief, to kill the families of terrorists, as Trump has pledged to do.

You can read the rest @

This reminds me of what some said about Jeremy Corbyn of the UK:

A senior serving general has reportedly warned that a Jeremy Corbyn government could face "a mutiny" from the Army if it tried to downgrade them.

You can read the rest @

So, we're to believe the US military would mutiny against a President Trump because they don't want "to kill the families of terrorists" when they seem to have wholeheartedly supported Obama ad-Dajjal, who has not only killed families of alleged terrorists but also hundreds if not thousands of innocent people who happened to be in the vicinity of the people he ordered to be killed?

That's absurd !!!

And is Hayden also implying that our military would mutiny against a President Hillary when she orders them to bomb Libya, Syria, Iraq, and/or Iran, attacks which also would kill hundreds if not thousands of innocent civilians? They most certainly would not. Our military LOVES killing civilians, as they have demonstrated time and again throughout our history.

Hayden must be nuts !!!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

US Security State Fears Its Own Citizens

The FBI is instructing local police departments and "communities against terrorism" to consider anyone who harbors "conspiracy theories" about 9/11 to be a potential terrorist, in a circular released to local police departments.

You can read the rest @

Here is what some of us used to think, summarized in a statement attributed to Thomas Jefferson (although he apparently said no such thing):

"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

I would posit that the exact opposite of that statement is what Americans embrace today.

WTF ??? What has happened to this country?

Mercenaries Unleashed

Private military and security companies (PMSCs) burst onto the scene 15 years ago, following the declaration of a ‘war on terror’ and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

This vast private industry, now worth hundreds of billions of dollars, is dominated by UK companies reaping enormous profits from exploiting war, instability and conflict around the world.

The time has come to ban PMSCs from operating in conflict zones and end the privatisation of war.

You can find a link to download a comprehensive report about them here:

And of course US companies (e.g., Academi) also participate in this lucrative business.

A market state needs its own military and police forces, and such PMSCs fill that need. And since the current interpretation is that the laws of war only apply to war between nation states, they can do just about anything they want and get away with it.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Teaching The Pope Idolatry ???

Google’s Eric Schmidt had his 15 minutes with the Holy See, and now Instagram’s founder and CEO Kevin Systrom had the opportunity for some face time with Pope Francis when the two met Friday to discuss the power of images. Systrom illustrated his point by bringing a book of 10 images from the photo sharing platform, Time reports.The book included pictures from the earthquake in Nepal, the protests in Baltimore and the refugee crisis in the Middle East.

You can read the rest @

Having read the Bible more than once, the Pope is probably an expert on the subject of idolatry. What could Schmidt and Systrom possibly have taught him?

All we need to know is this:

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Exodus 20:4 KJV

To disobey that commandment is the essence of idolatry.

What Apple Should Offer The FBI

Apple should make the following offer to the FBI:

We will help you hack our cellphones if you first release all the surveillance videos you seized which show what really hit the Pentagon on 9/11 (the unredacted, unaltered videos - all of them).

Otherwise, no deal.

Why The Arabs Don’t Want Us In Syria

Here is a brilliant essay by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. about the reasons we are at war in Syria:

I suggest you read it in full.

By the way, I do not agree with his defense of Obama ad-Dajjal. The entire Syrian episode has revealed that OAD is either extremely ignorant or a willing tool of the powers that be. I opt for the latter interpretation.

Using STDs As A Biological Weapon ???

The Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services has decided to no longer ban foreigners with three particular sexually transmitted diseases from entering the country, leaving the past president of the American Association of American Physicians and Surgeons wondering what the administration possibly could be thinking.

“I’m just appalled at this whole thing, and I guess I have to say who benefits?” Dr. Lee Hieb, M.D., a spinal surgeon, asked in an interview with WND. “What’s this all about? Why would they do this? What possible benefit to Americans is there in accepting yet more disease across the border?”

Since 1993, a clause in the Immigration and Nationality Act has stated any alien whom HHS determines to have “a communicable disease of public health significance” shall not be admitted to the United States. When President Obama took office, there were eight diseases classified as such, but in 2009 his administration removed HIV/AIDS from the list.

Now the Obama HHS has announced it will also remove chancroid, granuloma inguinale and lymphogranuloma venereum from its list of communicable diseases “of public health significance.” The new rule is set to take effect March 28.

Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said this new rule shows the Obama administration’s disregard for its own constituents.

“I think it’s one more piece of evidence that they are reckless, irresponsible and unconcerned about the welfare of the American people – especially women,” Orient told WND. “It’s kind of a war on women to let in people who might be infecting women with a loathsome disease.”

You can read the rest @

Obama ad-Dajjal exposed us to the Ebola virus, then to the Zika virus, and now also to several STDs.

Is he using these diseases as a biological weapon against us? I see no reason to believe otherwise.

The deck has been stacked against We The People by "our own" government. They shipped off our jobs, they sapped our strength using drugs and slow starvation, and now they are needlessly exposing us to disease.

This is similar to what our ancestors did to the Indians - giving them guns, whiskey, and smallpox infected blankets. It's war on We The People, and its goal is our complete subjugation - unconditional surrender.

If you disagree with this assessment, show me your proof.

Is IRS Used As A Political Weapon ???

Dr. Carson: I never had an audit until I spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. And then all of the sudden they came in and said, “We just want to look at your real estate dealings.” And then they didn’t find anything. And then they took a look at the whole year. And they didn’t find anything. And then they looked at the next year and they didn’t find anything. And they won’t find anything … The fact is the IRS is not honest and we have to get rid of them.

You can read the rest @

My good friend Chuck Harder and his "For The People" radio network were more or less driven out of business after he spoke up about what he believed to be crime and corruption in the Clinton administration, both in Arkansas and in DC. He also was subject to a lengthy IRS audit for 18 YEARS !!!

Did Hillary engineer this audit? You can read about it here and decide for yourself:

I agree with Dr. Carson. We must stop allowing the IRS to be used as a political weapon.

Syria Is Starving

An entire 21-ton airdrop of food aid intended for starving Syrians was damaged, lost or fell into an area covered by land mines, a U.N. body admitted Thursday.

The delivery, which was dropped from 23,000 feet over the besieged city of Deir el-Zour, would have been enough to feed 2,500 people for a month.

Instead, 10 of the 21 pallets of vegetable oil, lentils, rice and salt "drifted away and are so far unaccounted for," by the U.N. World Food Programme spokeswoman Abeer Etefa told NBC News.

You can read the rest @

This may give you an indication of how "precise" our smart bombs really are.

We have no idea whom we are bombing, whether it be with food or with death.

Where Are The Bubbles ???

According to UBS, these are the current global equity market bubbles:

Free money (ZIRP) helped to create many of them. Will NIRP burst them?

We Are Killing This Planet

The birds and the bees need help. Also, the butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles and bats. Without an international effort, a new report warns, increasing numbers of species that promote the growth of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of food each year face extinction.

You can read the rest @

That's a strange way to put it - "billions of dollars' worth of food". The value of that food has little to do with wealth, and everything to do with the organisms (including us) which it supports.

We, humanity, and our way of life are killing this planet. No one is doing anything of importance to stop this trend. The only international effort which could help would be one which does the following:

1. Drastically reduce the human population, and

2. Stop spewing toxic pollutants into the air, water, and soil.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Another Administration Scoff Law ???

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder is a huge fan of NBA hall of famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

So much so that Holder used Abdul-Jabbar's birth name, Lew Alcindor, as an alias for his official Department of Justice (DOJ) email account, raising more questions about the email practices of top Obama administration officials, and about the ability of US government agencies to track down correspondence in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

You can read the rest @

Like so much else about his presidency, "the most transparent administration in US history" was and is a complete fraud.

These people make me sick.

Why Does LA Hate The Homeless ???

Escalating their battle to stamp out an unprecedented spread of street encampments, city officials have begun seizing tiny houses from homeless people living on freeway overpasses in South Los Angeles.

Three of the gaily painted wooden houses, which come with solar-powered lights and American flags, were confiscated earlier this month and seven more are planned for impound Thursday, a Bureau of Sanitation spokeswoman said.

Elvis Summers, who built and donated the structures, was out Wednesday with a flat-bed trailer, trying to move houses scattered up and down Harbor Freeway bridges into storage.

"These people are beaten down so hard, you give them any opportunity to be normal, it lifts them up," Summers said.

You can read the rest @

This reminds me of how Europeans treat the Roma (so-called Gypsies). No one wants them around, and they are subject to periodic relocation and/or pogroms.

Whom is being harmed by these tiny houses? Are they a sanitary problem, or what?

Considering how many permanent jobless people there are in the USA, one would think that seizure of their homes is no solution at all.

Men Not Needed For Making Babies

Scientists have claimed they have found a way for women to have babies without men by creating artificial sperm.

The team from China claim they have created healthy mouse babies by injecting laboratory-made sperm into eggs to produce mouse offspring.

The scientists claim their stem cell technique could pave the way for new treatments for male fertility.

You can read the rest @

This is NOT a "new treatment for male fertility". It is a recipe for male extinction.

But before women get all excited about this (I can hear them laughing now), keep in mind that someday science also will produce artificial human eggs and a device in which to grow them.

A greater concern is whether humans are needed at all. Once consciousness is achieved by AI and the mind can be migrated onto a machine, humans will become just another preventable blight on this planet.

Then what?

US Invading Africa ???

On October 14, President Barack Obama announced to Congress that America’s global war on Islamic terrorism had expanded to yet another front: The U.S. was sending 300 troops to a new drone base inside Cameroon, along that country’s volatile border with Nigeria, where Boko Haram is most active. Founded in 2002 by a fundamentalist Islamic preacher in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s destitute northeast, Boko Haram opposes Western education, literature, and science, and transformed itself in 2010 into a terrorist group that has raped, tortured, and killed tens of thousands of civilians in the past five years.

“These forces … will remain in Cameroon until their support is no longer needed,” Obama stated. A White House official later said the troops would not be used for combat, but to oversee intelligence gathering and surveillance. The president didn’t reveal the exact location of the new facility, but the U.S. ambassador to Cameroon, Michael Hoza, said it would be in Garoua, the site of a Cameroonian air force base. No Western journalists had apparently visited this place since Obama’s announcement, little had been written about it in the American media, and the Pentagon was keeping quiet, so I set out to find out what was going on.

Garoua represents the newest expansion of America’s stealth war against jihad in Africa. Piloted and unmanned aircraft have flown from bases in Djibouti — the center of U.S. drone operations on the continent — as well as Ethiopia and Kenya, in addition to ships off the coast of East Africa. Predator MQ-1 drones and their larger cousins, MQ-9 Reapers, have been based in Niamey in Niger, N’Djamena in Chad, and Seychelles International Airport. There is plenty more to come. The National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 appropriated $50 million for construction of an “Airfield and Base Camp at Agadez, Niger … to support operations in western Africa.”

You can read the rest @

I suppose "fighting Boko Haram" is as good an excuse as any, but this looks a lot like recolonizing Africa to me. Can you name a place where US drones have added to the stability of the region? I can't.

100 Reasons We Need To Audit The Federal Reserve System

You can find the list here:

It is quite revealing.

ISIS On The Move In Libya

According to this report, ISIS is after Libya's oil and the US cannot stop them:

I certainly hope we're not going to bomb their oilfields, but I fear that may be next.

Dear Hillary: Are you happy now? How is this better than if we had just left Libya alone?

Chomsky Hates Trump - So What ???

MIT professor and intellectual Noam Chomsky attributes Donald Trump’s success in the Republican presidential primary to “fear” and a “breakdown of society.”

In an interview published Tuesday, AlterNet’s Aaron Williams asked Chomsky for his thoughts on Trump’s “surprising progress.” After a second-place finish in Iowa, the billionaire has stormed to consecutive double-digit wins in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

“Fear, along with the breakdown of society during the neoliberal period,” Chomsky responded. “People feel isolated, helpless, victim of powerful forces that they do not understand and cannot influence.”

Chomsky compared the political environment that’s allowed Trump to flourish to the 1930s, when the U.S. was in the Great Depression. “Objectively, poverty and suffering were far greater,” Chomsky said. “But even among poor working people and the unemployed, there was a sense of hope that is lacking now, in large part because of the growth of a militant labor movement and also the existence of political organizations outside the mainstream.”

You can read the rest @

I used to think Chomsky was worth listening to. No more.

Dear Noam - If it is due to "fear", that fear is being cultivated by the US and Israeli governments and being nailed into our heads by your buddies in Hollywood. Go talk to them.

The sense of hope is lacking because the preacher of hope (Obama ad-Dajjal) lied about everything and betrayed those to whom he allegedly gave hope.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Did The Illuminati Kill Scalia ???

When Justice Antonin Scalia died 12 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.

After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the names of the 35 other guests at the remote resort, along with details about Scalia’s connection to the hunters, have remained largely unknown. A review of public records shows that some of the men who were with Scalia at the ranch are connected through the International Order of St. Hubertus, whose members gathered at least once before at the same ranch for a celebratory weekend.

Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark-green robes emblazoned with a large cross and the motto “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” which means “Honoring God by honoring His creatures,” according to the group’s website. Some hold titles, such as Grand Master, Prior and Knight Grand Officer. The Order’s name is in honor of Hubert, the patron saint of hunters and fishermen.


The society’s U.S. chapter launched in 1966 at the famous Bohemian Club in San Francisco, which is associated with the all-male Bohemian Grove — one of the most well-known secret societies in the country.

You can read the rest @

I have never been a believer in the existence of the Illuminati or in conspiracies involving them or the Freemasons. That said, allow me to point out something about Justice Scalia's murder.

35 other guests + Scalia = 36. Allegedly there are 36 degrees in Freemasonry - 33 which are publicly acknowledged and another 3 said to exist secretly at the top of the organization. And if one adds up all the numbers from 1 to 36, the sum is 666 - which is thought to be the number of the beast mentioned in Revelation 13:18, and which has other dark religious connotations (see

Regardless of its true meaning, why was Scalia a member of this secret society? The whole thing, including his death, sounds very creepy to me.

Update - Here is additional info on Scalia's secret society:

And if you are interested, Alex Jones discussed the possible Illuminati connection on his show:

She Broke No Rules ???

U.S. spy agencies have told Congress that Hillary Clinton's home computer server contained some emails that should have been treated as "top secret" because their wording matched sections of some of the government's most highly classified documents, four sources familiar with the agency reports said.

The two reports are the first formal declarations by U.S. spy agencies detailing how they believe Clinton violated government rules when highly classified information in at least 22 email messages passed through her unsecured home server.

The State Department has already acknowledged that the emails contained top secret intelligence, though it says they were not marked that way. It has not previously been clear if the emails contained full classified documents or only some information from them.

The agencies did not find any top secret documents that passed through Clinton's server in their full version, the sources from Congress and the government's executive branch said.

However, the agency reports found some emails included passages that closely tracked or mirrored communications marked "top secret," according to the sources, who all requested anonymity. In some cases, additional classification markings meant access was supposed to be limited to small groups of specially cleared officials.

Under the law and government rules, U.S. officials and contractors may not transmit any classified information - not only documents - outside secure, government-controlled channels. Such information should not be sent even through the government's .gov email network.

The front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president and former secretary of state has insisted she broke no rules. Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, did not respond to a request for comment. Clinton campaign spokespeople did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

You can read the rest @

There is more involved here than whether or not rules were broken. Was the national security of the US compromised? The answer appears to be "yes".

And it also appears that is was because of her dumbass decision to not use a government server.

Hillary is not a person who can be trusted ... with anything.

ObamaCare Fraud ???

The federal government has failed to properly monitor enrollee eligibility for Obamacare, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). As a result, the government has made billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidy payments to individuals that may have been committing fraud.

As the report notes, the system used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) relies on data sent by three government agencies – the IRS, SSA, and DHS – to check eligibility for Obamacare. However, the system used by CMS is unable to verify many inconsistencies in the data.

This inability to properly verify enrollment has meant billions of dollars have been sent out to enrollees without verifying whether the applicants were fraudulent. As the report notes:

“According to GAO analysis of CMS data, about 431,000 applications from the 2014 enrollment period, with about $1.7 billion in associated subsidies for 2014, still had unresolved inconsistencies as of April 2015—several months after close of the coverage year.”

While CMS has information that could shed light on fraud, it has not developed any procedure to utilize it.

You can read the rest @

Nearly everything about Obama ad-Dajjal's presidency has been a fraud. This is merely one example. And note that his administration is doing nothing to correct the situation.

All War Games Between China And US Lead To Nuclear Attacks

There is some rather sobering news from COL Lawrence Wilkerson. You can find an 8:48 minute video interview with him here: [the part about war games starts at the 7:30 mark of the video]

So, we're goading the Russian bear and the Chinese dragon and spending $1 trillion to upgrade our nuclear arsenal. That sounds crazy to me.

Are Robots Friends Or Foes Of Humanity ???

Those who are in love with artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are offering a reward to anyone who will help them sell their ideas and their wares:

Developers of artificial intelligence (A.I.) now have an added incentive to pursue their work: $5 million dollars.

The prize money was announced at the annual TED conference Wednesday, in a joint initiative between tech giant IBM and X Prize, the company behind the world’s first private space race to reach the moon.

Motivating the backers of this competition is, among other things, a desire to demonstrate the potential benefits to mankind of advances in A.I., but many skeptics have yet to be convinced.

"Personally, I am sick and tired of the dystopian conversation around artificial intelligence," said X Prize founder Peter Diamandis when unveiling the prize.

The competition challenges teams to “develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle some of the world’s grand challenges,” according to an X Prize statement.

You can read the rest @

Contrast such "good intentions" with these facts on the ground being brought to you by Google:

Barely over two years later Google's robots, no longer cute little animals, are not only all grown up but judging by the progress revealed in the company's latest progress video, are a few months from being full 5'9", 180 lbs humanoid automatons who can not only walk, pick themselves up, open doors, and carry heavy loads, but are this close from replacing millions of workers in menial, repetitive occupations as well as forming an army of robots best seen until recently in the science fiction section of your favorite streaming movie provider.

Worse, they are downright terrifying because after watching the clip below we can't decide which flashbacks are stronger: to SkyNet or RoboCop.

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We The People would not have such a dystopian view of AI and robots if it weren't for Hollywood, so I suggest that Mr. Diamandis discuss his "I am sick and tired" attitude with the billionaire filmmakers of LA.

But in the long run, AI and robots WILL turn out to be the enemies of humanity. They will take our jobs, and they will be used to kill us. A large fraction of the funding for AI and robots comes from the military, and let's face it - the military's chief business is killing people. Everything which now is being developed to kill our "enemies" can and probably will be used some day against us.

Hypocrisy, Or Something Worse ???

Take a look at this report on efforts to combat "white privilege":

There’s no question that the Pacific Educational Group, a San Francisco-based education consulting company, is a successful for-profit enterprise.

It’s a standing tribute to American capitalism, and the success that entrepreneurs of all races can experience in a free market economy.

Of course PEG’s overt mission is to improve educational opportunities for black and other minority children.

The company sells the notion that the American education system is unfairly based on traditional white cultural norms (white privilege in schools) to the benefit of white students and the detriment of minorities.

The product it sells to schools involves training for teachers and other staff members, so they can better understand and relate to the needs of minority students.

One might assume that PEG’s founder and president, Glenn Singleton, who is a black man, wants better instruction for minority kids so they can follow his path and become successful participants in the American economy.

Yet PEG has working relationships with a number of radical progressive academics who condemn American capitalism and society in general.

These academics seem intent on convincing minority students that the education system, and American society in general, are biased against them. Instead of motivating students for success, they seem like they want to convince them they are victims of an unjust society that requires radical transformation.

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"... an unjust society that requires radical transformation"? Isn't that what Bernie Sanders is preaching? And yet the Black community appears to be shunning Sanders and embracing Hillary, who is not going to approve reparations for slavery, either.

Will this "radical transformation" create a system of true equality, or will it merely replace the currently favored group (alleged to be whites) with another?

And if we "dump" capitalism as a fundamentally unjust system, what will replace it? Whatever it is, keep this principle in mind:

No bankrupt nation ever escaped totalitarianism.
James Finney Lincoln

The US is functionally bankrupt. When we dump capitalism, that will be the end of us.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Case Against Hillary Continues

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that State Department officials and top aides to Hillary Clinton should be questioned under oath about whether they intentionally thwarted federal open records laws by using or allowing the use of a private email server throughout Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington came in a lawsuit over public records brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group, regarding its May 2013 request, for information about the employment arrangement of Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide.

A State Department official said that the department is aware of the order and that it is reviewing it but declined to comment further, citing the ongoing litigation.

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Thank G-d we still have a functioning judiciary.

Hillary for prison 2016 !!!

Is Apple Lying About Backdoors ???

Tim Cook protests that Apple is being asked to create “a new version of the iPhone operating system.” This glib talking point distracts attention from the reality that there’s essentially a backdoor on every new iPhone that ships around the world: the ability to load and execute modified firmware without user intervention.

Ostensibly software patches were intended to fix bugs. But they can just as easily install code that compromises sensitive data. I repeat: without user intervention. Apple isn’t alone in this regard. Has anyone noticed that the auto-update feature deployed with certain versions of Windows 10 is impossible to turn off using existing user controls?

Update features, it would seem, are a bulls-eye for spies. And rightly so because they represent a novel way to quietly execute malicious software. This past September the Washington Post published a leaked memo from the White House which proposed that intelligence agencies leverage “provider-enabled remote access to encrypted devices through current update procedures.” Yep, the same update procedures that are marketed as helping to keep users safe. And it would appear that the spies are making progress. There’s news from Bloomberg of a secret memo that tasked spymasters with estimating the budgetary requirements needed to develop “encryption workarounds.”

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From the beginning, I have believed the Apple-FBI struggle to be a PR stunt. Even if it is not, the government eventually is going to get its way.

Update - Here is an analogy:

When a court issues a warrant, it apparently gives the police authority to break down your door if necessary to enter and search your home. Does it give them the authority to compel a safecracker (or the company which sold you the safe) to help them break in? I don't know the answer, but I think it's "yes".

China Buying The US

Chinese companies have been buying up foreign businesses, including American ones, at a record rate, and it's freaking lawmakers out.

There is General Electric's sale of its appliance business to Qingdao-based Haier, Zoomlion's bid for the heavy-lifting-equipment maker Terex Corp., and ChemChina's record-breaking deal for the Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta, valued at $48 billion.

Most recently, a unit of the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group said it would buy the technology distributor Ingram Micro for $6 billion.

And the most contentious deal so far might be the Chinese-led investor group Chongqing Casin Enterprise's bid for the Chicago Stock Exchange.

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There has been no recovery.

The jobless will remain unemployed.

Economically, China will rule the world.

I'd advise you to "wake up", but it's too late for that. You might as well stay asleep.