Saturday, July 20, 2013

State Department Brief Today on Snowden. Unbelievable - Democratic Underground

State Department Brief Today on Snowden. Unbelievable - Democratic Underground

Distinguished and Honourable Journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92 | Veterans News Now

Distinguished and Honourable Journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92 | Veterans News Now

Sibel Edmonds Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing - YouTube

Sibel Edmonds Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing - YouTube

Kerry vows to put the screws to Venezuela over Snowden – report — RT News

Kerry vows to put the screws to Venezuela over Snowden – report — RT News: "US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly promised his Venezuelan counterpart to close NATO airspace to the country’s flights and stop crucial oil product deliveries if Caracas grants asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden."

OpEdNews - Article: This Week's Two Minute Hate

OpEdNews - Article: This Week's Two Minute Hate:

 ''This entire carnival of perversion is yet another luminescent display of the terminal hypocrisy that currently inflicts dumbed-down, riled-up and fucked-over America. Our leader in historical infamy, El Presidente Barack Obama has appeared on the cover of said magazine no fewer than FIVE times. The man is an accomplished liar, war criminal (by definition every U.S. President is one), murderer (by proxy) who has a daily "kill list" delivered after breakfast, a man responsible for the ongoing terrorism of the illegal wars and occupations (including the upcoming one in Syria) and as recently revealed in an embarrassing manner by government contractor Booz Allen leaker Edward Snowden, presides over a fascist surveillance apparatus that is a high tech equivalent of the East German Stasi."

Video - U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces...

Video - U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces...

OpEdNews - Article: America Does not have a Functioning Democracy - President Jimmy Carter-- Yet MSM Keeps Serving Up Distractions

OpEdNews - Article: America Does not have a Functioning Democracy - President Jimmy Carter-- Yet MSM Keeps Serving Up Distractions:" One of the most important issues that the government wishes would go away is the fact that the NSA is monitoring every phone call. tweet, email and online communication of every person in America. This isn't all, they are also eavesdropping on communications of other nations, even their closest allies. The government doesn't want the people dwelling on the fact that we have absolutely no privacy. They also don't want people reading about how outraged other nations are over U.S. clandestine activities. The truth is that the government would like everyone to be involved in issues such as gay marriage, abortion, celebrity worship and forest fires."

Friday, July 19, 2013

Eye Witness to Michael Hastings Murder Says Body Not Charred Beyond Recognition

Eye Witness to Michael Hastings Murder Says Body Not Charred Beyond Recognition: "A witness to the aftermath of the Michael Hastings accident on June 18 in Hancock Park in Los Angeles, California told Infowars Nightly News that the journalist’s body was not badly charred as reported by the Los Angeles Times."

Arkansas Police Beat Man So Hard His Teeth Fell Out, Man Claims in Court | Alternet

Arkansas Police Beat Man So Hard His Teeth Fell Out, Man Claims in Court | Alternet: "After being arrested and detained, Anthony Westbrook was handcuffed, restrained and beaten by Deputy Calvin Reed until his teeth were knocked from his mouth and he suffered facial and jaw and other physical injuries and other injuries constituting excessive and unconstitutional force," Westbrook says in the complaint."

Bradley Manning Is Not a Royal Baby

Bradley Manning Is Not a Royal Baby: "You can compare this treatment to an array of other, legitimately more important events in the world, of course. It's not hard to come up with a list of things that are of greater consequence."

Mission Kansas Police Cavity Search Mom After Toddlers Drop Pebbles in Mail Slot - informationliberation

Mission Kansas Police Cavity Search Mom After Toddlers Drop Pebbles in Mail Slot - informationliberation

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Michael Hastings Cremated, Family Never Requested; Wife Hires Private Investigator - informationliberation

Michael Hastings Cremated, Family Never Requested; Wife Hires Private Investigator - informationliberation: "Hastings' friend and confidant SSgt. Joe Biggs disclosed a macabre twist in the award-winning journalist's death in a suspicious single-car accident. According to SSgt. Biggs, "Michael Hastings' body was returned to Vermont in an urn." He further alleged, "Family members did not want Michael's body cremated."

US Congress calls for sanctions against Argentina over growing Iran ties « Aletho News

US Congress calls for sanctions against Argentina over growing Iran ties « Aletho News: "Members of the US Congress have called for the imposition of sanctions against Argentina over its growing ties with Iran and Buenos Aires’ bid for joint investigations with Tehran into the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing."

Is The Safety Of The State Really Worth More Than The Truth?

Is The Safety Of The State Really Worth More Than The Truth?: "Loyalty is not and never has been unconditional – loyalty to government most of all. Loyalty to the system is dependent upon the nature of the system and the people who sit at its apex. The system must reflect the higher aspirations of the society it seeks to manage or protect. It must be held to the highest possible standard and be totally transparent in its nature. It is the job of government whistleblowers to make this possible. If they do not, then criminality will remain painfully felt but officially unconfirmed. Our country will continue to crumble into fascist oblivion, and all that will be left for the citizenry is revolution."

Documents Show Undersea Cable Firms Provide Surveillance Access to US Secret State | Global Research

Documents Show Undersea Cable Firms Provide Surveillance Access to US Secret State | Global Research: "Documents published last week by the Australian web site Crikey revealed that the US government “compelled Telstra and Hong Kong-based PCCW to give it access to their undersea cables for spying on communications traffic entering and leaving the US.”

Greenwald "Never Hear US Media Say Isn't It Odd People Seek Asylum In A Country Known To Torture - YouTube

Greenwald "Never Hear US Media Say Isn't It Odd People Seek Asylum In A Country Known To Torture - YouTube

Reflections in a Petri Dish | The Queen of Farts and the Cat-Houses of Congress.

Reflections in a Petri Dish | The Queen of Farts and the Cat-Houses of Congress."There are no words or terms, equal to the task of accurately describing the singular clusterfuck, now taking place in the United States and every other enslaved principality, around the world. It cannot long endure."

I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately | Common Dreams

I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately | Common Dreams: "I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down".

U.S. Mainstream Media Laughing at Snowden’s Asylum Requests | Global Research

U.S. Mainstream Media Laughing at Snowden’s Asylum Requests | Global Research: "The mainstream U.S. news media has been chuckling over the “irony” of NSA leaker Edward Snowden asking asylum from Latin American countries purported to suppress press freedom. But the smugness misses both the complex realities abroad and the U.S. government’s own assaults on information, says a group of scholars."

Eyewitness - TWA Flight 800 - YouTube

Eyewitness - TWA Flight 800 - YouTube

Obama’s Pick for UN Envoy Vows to Work Tirelessly – For Israel -- News from Antiwar.com

Obama’s Pick for UN Envoy Vows to Work Tirelessly – For Israel -- News from Antiwar.com: "Power has loudly disavowed that comment since, and promises that should her nomination go through she will work tirelessly as an ambassador at the UN to “defend Israel,” saying she would “go on offense and defense” to stop UN criticism of the nation."

Public Shaming - Baseball Fans SUPER ANGRY Hispanic American Superstar Sang ‘God Bless America’ at All-Star Game

Public Shaming - Baseball Fans SUPER ANGRY Hispanic American Superstar Sang ‘God Bless America’ at All-Star Game: "Last night was the 2013 MLB All-Star game. Ah, America’s pastime! Who doesn’t love a good baseball game? And what better way to open up America’s game then with a heartfelt rendition of ‘God Bless America’?"

"And…wait, a minute. Who is this guy coming out to sing God Bless AMERICA?"

AP: Former Indiana Governor Sought to Ban Howard Zinn's Works From Classrooms

AP: Former Indiana Governor Sought to Ban Howard Zinn's Works From Classrooms: “It is astonishing and shocking that such a person is now the head of a major research university, making decisions about the curriculum, that one painfully suspects embodies the same ignorance and racism these comments embody.”

Sunday, July 14, 2013

OpEdNews - Article: Coup d'etat

OpEdNews - Article: Coup d'etat: "The American people have suffered a coup d'etat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and that the US Constitution is a mere "scrap of paper."

RT source: Israeli strike on Syria was carried out from Turkish base — RT News

RT source: Israeli strike on Syria was carried out from Turkish base — RT News"Israel used a Turkish military base to launch one of its recent airstrikes against Syria from the sea, a reliable source told RT. Israel has been under scrutiny since last week, when it was reported to be responsible for a July 5 depot attack in Latakia."

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s Open Letter to Edward Snowden | The Dissenter

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s Open Letter to Edward Snowden | The Dissenter: "Kiriakou had spent his adult life working with the FBI. They asked him to come in for questioning in January 2012. He was willing to do anything to help. An hour into the interview, he realized he was the one under investigation. In fact, a search warrant was being executed on his house and, from that point forward right up until sentencing, the FBI followed him wherever he went tracking his every move, even when he was with his family."

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, in Letter, Describes Breaking Finger in Prison & Being Denied Treatment | The Dissenter

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, in Letter, Describes Breaking Finger in Prison & Being Denied Treatment | The Dissenter:" Shackled, Kiriakou was told to sign a form of “rules,” one of them being if he escaped he would be shot. Another rule was that he address everybody as “Sir” during the trip. He refused to sign."

The Horrible Psychology of Solitary Confinement - Wired Science

The Horrible Psychology of Solitary Confinement - Wired Science: “Most of these people will return to our communities,” said Rice. “When we punish them in such a manner that they’re coming out more damaged than they went in, and are ill-equipped to re-enter communities and be productive citizens, we’re doing a disservice to society as a whole.”

Notable Quotes

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove....but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth." -Unknown

“I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the false claims of religion I do not wish, as some sentimental materialists affect to wish, that they were true. I do not envy believers their faith. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true.... There may be people who wish to live their lives under cradle-to-grave divine supervision, a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque.”
Christopher Hitchens



"Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them."- Hunter S. Thompson

"Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that."--George Carlin

"I look at it this way... For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers... so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. And no matter what kind of problem humans are facing, whether it's natural or man-made, I always hope it gets worse."--George Carlin

"Recent history has repeatedly proven that nothing said by Washington and its officials should be accepted at face value. No other government in the world has been implicated in so many egregious lies as the United States."
-- Bill Van Auken

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The unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the indifferent and the ungrateful." -Anonymous Grafitti

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running and robbing the country. That's our problem.": -Howard Zinn

"If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."- Frederick Douglas
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"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, in fact, I am religious."- Albert Einstein

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." -Albert Einstein

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin

“Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole,”- Marx

“I heard too many lies spewed out by Ronald Reagan and the State Department to justify these killings. And by the time I was in Gaza, looking at the twisted limbs of dead women and children and listening to Israeli and U.S. officials describe an Israeli airstrike as a “surgical” hit on Islamic militants, it was over. I knew the dark heart of America.

I knew who we were, what we did, what we actually stood for and the terrifying and willful innocence that permits most Americans to think of themselves as good and virtuous when they are, in reality, members of an efficient race of killers and ruthless profiteers.”-Chris Hedges. American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner.



"Tis better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to speak and remove all doubt".-Johnson, Lincoln, Twain????

"He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity." -Voltaire

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."- Anatole France

“The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston

"The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." --Frank Zappa

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." -- John Adams

"The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free."--Aldous Huxley

“An accumulation of wealth at one pole of society indicates an accumulation of misery and overwork at the other”. --Karl Marx

"Americans are the most entertained and least informed people in the world."- Neil Postman


"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

"I have as much authority as the pope, I just don't have as many people that believe it." -George Carlin

"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." --Huang Po

"Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms - of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. "- Frederick Douglass

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."- John Steinbeck

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."- Malcolm X

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."- Howard Zinn

"Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. ”
George Carlin

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention." -- Molly Ivins


"Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility. Life, as it is, does not frighten me, since I have made my peace with the universe as I find it, and bow to its laws... It seems to me that organized creeds are collections of words around a wish. I feel no need for such. I know that nothing is destructible; things merely change forms. When the consciousness we know as life ceases, I know that I shall still be part and parcel of the world. I was a part before the sun rolled into shape and burst forth in the glory of change. I was, when the earth was hurled out from its fiery rim. I shall return with the earth to Father Sun, and still exist in substance when the sun has lost its fire, and disintegrated into infinity to perhaps become a part of the whirling rubble of space. Why fear? The stuff of my being is matter, ever changing, ever moving, but never lost; so what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellow men?" - Zora Neale Hurston

"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life.It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant,self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse."-Mark Twain

"Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts."-Molly Ivins

"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." - Carl Sagan