Sunday, January 31, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Fact Check: Negative Reviews of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

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“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is the based-on-a-true-story film about the Sept. 11, 2012 Islamic extremist terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. It’s not a comprehensive tale: it sticks primarily to the personal stories as told by three CIA operators who heroically helped fight off the attackers as dozens of […]

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

A thought-provoking experiment: What happens when children don't have the internet for a whole day? -- Science of the Spirit -- Sott.net

A thought-provoking experiment: What happens when children don't have the internet for a whole day? -- Science of the Spirit -- Sott.net: "At first glance, the idea seems rather harmless. That's why the psychologist who organised it mistakenly believed that the experiment would be absolutely safe. Nobody expected such shocking results. Only three of the 68 participants reached the end of the experiment — one girl and two boys. Three of the participants had suicidal thoughts. Five of them experienced intense panic attacks. Twenty-seven experienced symptoms such as nausea, sweating, dizziness, hot flushes and abdominal pain. Almost everyone who took part experienced feelings of fear and anxiety.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Economic Activity Is Slowing Down Much Faster Than The Experts Anticipated

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by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

We have not seen global economic activity fall off this rapidly since the great recession of 2008. Manufacturing activity is imploding all over the planet, global trade is slowing down at a pace that is extremely alarming, and the Baltic Dry Index just hit another brand new [...]

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Due Process is Dead: A Staggering 95% of All Inmates in America Have Never Received a Trial

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(Claire Bernish) In the Land of the Free, one-quarter of the entire planet’s prison population, some 2.2 million people, currently languish behind bars; yet, an astonishing number of them — around 2 million — have never been to trial. Indeed, these figures categorically debunk the notion the criminal justice system in the United States maintains any semblance of its formation’s original intent: to ensure the guilty suffer punishment befitting their crimes, while the innocent avoid false conviction. As the fundamental basis for the justice system in the United States, the Sixth Amendment states: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. Justice, as an untold — though no doubt, appalling — number can attest, has been utterly abandoned for the interests of the careless expedience, apathetic convenience, […]

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thousands In Poland Protest Internet Surveillance

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Several thousands of people took to the streets in Rynek, Poland on Saturday to protest what they say is excessive internet surveillance by the government.  Protestors ranged from children to the elderly, men and women, all of whom protested some of the most invasive media censorship laws in Europe. Krakowpost.com reports: Polish law requires telecom companies to retain metadata on its users and allows nine different law enforcement agencies (an exceptionally large number) to demand it. According to the digital rights group Panoptykon Foundation, nearly two million requests for user data are made by the government yearly, whereas in most EU countries it is less that half that number. The event was organized by the Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD), their third recent demonstration following those against PiS changes to the constitutional court and the management of public media outlets.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

As the Zika virus rages, El Salvador asks women not to get pregnant until 2018

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The rapid spread of the Zika virus has prompted Latin American governments to urge women not to get pregnant for up to two years, an extraordinary precaution aimed at avoiding birth defects believed to be linked to the mosquito-borne illness. What until recently was a seemingly routine public health problem for countries that are home to a certain type of mosquito has morphed into a potentially culture-shaping phenomenon in which the populations of several nations have been asked to delay procreation. The World Health Organization says at least 20 countries or territories in the region, including Barbados and Bolivia, Guadeloupe and Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Panama, have registered transmission of the virus.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Mitch McConnell Moves to Grant the President Unlimited War Powers with No Expiration Date

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This morning, I came across an extremely important story with tremendous long-term negative implications for freedom in these United States. It relates to the fact that the always shady Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving to fast track an Authorization of Military

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France Announce Permanent Police State Until ISIS Is ‘Defeated’

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said that France will keep its state of emergency status until ISIS have been completely defeated, hinting at a more permanent police state in France.  The emergency measures were initially introduced after the Paris attacks on the 13th November 2015. Police in France currently have extended powers to conduct raids and impose house arrests without a court order. BBC News reports: Mr Valls also warned that Europe’s migration crisis was now putting the European Union itself at grave risk. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to hold talks with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Berlin . EU countries hope Turkey will help to control the flow of migrants reaching the EU from Syria and other conflict zones. Interviewed by the BBC’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr Valls said France was “at war”, which meant “using all means in our democracy under the rule of law to protect French people”. When asked how long he envisaged the state of emergency remaining, Mr Valls said: “The time necessary. We cannot always live all the time in a state of emergency.” “As long as the threat is [...]

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The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell: Free Speech in an Age of Government Bullies, Corporate Censors and Compliant Citizens

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By John Whitehead, Constitutional and Civil Rights Attorney, the Rutherford Institute. “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”― George Orwell Free speech is not for the faint … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse

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The Italian financial meltdown that we have been waiting for has finally arrived. For quite a long time I have been warning my readers to watch Italy, and now people are starting to understand why. Italian banking stocks continued their collapse for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, and nervous Italians are beginning to quietly [...]

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Getting the Idea of Government & Political Authority Out of Your Mind

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Political authority (of State or Government) is the supposed legitimacy of a group or individual to rule. But is there any justifiable basis for it?Political authority, or the authority of State, or the authority of Government, is something the average person virtually never questions. Almost everyone goes through their entire life believing that the Government – although it’s almost always composed of provable criminals, cheats and liars – still has a solid basis for its political authority. Many people, whether left, […]

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It is like ‘Nazi Germany’: Federal officer furious after local cops rip apart his car looking for cash

It is like ‘Nazi Germany’: Federal officer furious after local cops rip apart his car looking for cash:



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Monday, January 18, 2016

The 21st Century: An Era Of Fraud — Paul Craig Roberts

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The 21st Century: An Era Of Fraud Paul Craig Roberts In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way.  On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda.  In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and…

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Obama’s Appointee to Head the FDA is a Big Pharma Mega-Lobbyist

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by Daniel Barker, Natural News:

In his last months in office, President Obama continues to pursue his policy of appointing industry insiders and lobbyists to important posts within the federal government.

A glaring example is his recent nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to become the new head of the FDA when current commissioner Margaret Hamburg [...]

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

CNN Reassures Investors: “Don’t Panic… America’s Economy Is Still In Good Shape”

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The notion that an economic and financial catastrophe of historic proportions is playing out right before our eyes is the fantasy of internet conspiracy fanatics.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chicago PD Desperate to Destroy Records Before Homan Square Investigation

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Their well publicized intent to destroy these records speaks louder than any of the evidence they want to destroy.

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Shocker: Govt. Scientists Admit They Deceived the Public About Fracking's Impact on Drinking Water

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There will be heavy pressure to revise the EPA’s conclusion — and the oil and gas industry will have major egg on its face.

Five years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was commissioned by Congress to undertake a study on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on drinking water. This newer method of oil and gas extraction involves the pumping of highly pressurized water, sand and chemicals into underground rock formations.

Fracking has driven the boom in U.S. oil production and contributed to the steep drop in gasoline prices, but the environmental impacts of this relatively new technique are not well understood.

The EPA’s draft study—released in June to solicit input from advisers and the public—found  that fracking has already contaminated drinking water, stating in the report:

“We found specific instances where one or more mechanisms led to impacts on drinking water resources, including contamination of drinking water wells…

Approximately 6,800 sources of drinking water for public water systems were located within one mile of at least one hydraulically fractured well … These drinking water sources served more than 8.6 million people year-round in 2013…

Hydraulic fracturing can also affect drinking water resources outside the immediate vicinity of a hydraulically fractured well.”

Despite these findings, and EPA’s own admissions of “data limitations and uncertainties” as well as “the paucity of long-term systemic studies,” the agency stated in its conclusion that “there is no evidence fracking has led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.”

Industry hacks and their MSM cheerleaders took this line and ran with it, proclaiming that “the science is settled” on fracking and any further concerns are just crazed environmental activists pursuing an agenda.

However, it turns out that the EPA’s own science advisers have repudiated the study’s major conclusion, saying that it is “inconsistent with the observations, data and levels of uncertainty.”

“Major findings are ambiguous or are inconsistent with the observations/data presented in the body of the report,” the 31-member scientific review board said on Thursday. The panel will have a public teleconference on Feb. 1 before sending its final recommendations to EPA.

The conclusion of the draft report had already drawn suspicion of political tampering. Adding to this is the fact that EPA left out high-profile cases in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming “where hydraulic fracturing activities are perceived by many members of the public to have caused significant local impacts to drinking water sources.”

The EPA draft report also found that failed wells and aboveground spills may have affected drinking water resources. It found evidence of more than 36,000 spills from 2006 to 2012. According to Bloomberg:

“Spill data alone “gives sufficient pause to reconsider the statement” that there’s no evidence of systemic, widespread damage, said panelist Bruce Honeyman, professor emeritus at the Colorado School of Mines.

“It’s important to characterize and discuss the frequency and severity of outliers that have occurred,” said panelist Katherine Bennett Ensor, chairwoman of the Rice University Department of Statistics.

And panel member James Bruckner, a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Georgia, said the report glosses over the limited data and studies available to the agency.

“I do not think that the document’s authors have gone far enough to emphasize how preliminary these key conclusions are and how limited the factual bases are for their judgments,” Bruckner said.

Young, the University of California professor who suggested rewriting the top-line conclusion, faulted the document for trying “to draw a global and permanent conclusion about the safety or impacts of hydraulic fracturing at the national level” given the “uncertainties and data limitations described in the report.””

In light of these criticisms, there will be heavy pressure to revise the EPA’s conclusion in the final report, and the oil and gas industry will have major egg on its face.

The fact is, fracking was fast-tracked into use before the environmental impacts could be properly assessed. Public health and environmental quality took a back seat to the profits of an industry that long ago cemented its grip on federal and state governments.

The oil and gas industry tried their hardest, with the help of government agencies, to keep the identity of fracking fluids from becoming public knowledge. But as that information has come out, we are finding that these chemicals pose catastrophic risks to human health, as a study by the Yale School of Public Health points out.

“In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Yale School of Public Health researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and the majority had undetermined toxicity due to insufficient information.

Further exposure and epidemiological studies are urgently needed to evaluate potential threats to human health from chemicals found in fracking fluids and wastewater created by fracking.”

Contamination of drinking water is not the only threat that fracking poses. Oklahoma, which has gone full speed ahead with fracking operations, has seen a 730 percent increase in earthquake activity since 2013. Since the start of the new year, 69 earthquakes have struck, with two registering a magnitude of 4.7 and 4.8.

The state’s own Geological Survey admitted, “we know that the recent rise in earthquakes cannot be entirely attributed to natural causes.” They say the earthquakes are caused by wastewater injection wells, not fracking, but this is dubious considering the tremendous influence of the oil and gas industry in that state.

A report released last year by a group of seismologists, researchers, and oil and gas industry representatives “overwhelming connected hydro fracturing to the surge in earthquakes.

It is past time for government to stop endangering public and environmental health by protecting the fossil fuel industry with bogus conclusions in its risk assessments.

 

 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

'Cancer Screening Has Never Saved Lives' - BMJ Study Concludes

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'Cancer Screening Has Never Saved Lives' - BMJ Study Concludes

Millions have marched for "cancer causes." Millions more have been diagnosed "early" and now believe screening saved their lives. But a new study confirms something we have been reporting on since our inception: In most cases, screening not only has not "saved lives," but actually increases your risk of dying.

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Are You A Threat? Police Software Scans Your Social Media: “Very Dangerous For a Citizen”

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What you say, and what is said about you is now more likely than ever to land you in trouble with the law.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bear Market: The Average U.S. Stock Is Already Down More Than 20 Percent

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The stock market is in far worse shape than we are being told. As you will see in this article, the average U.S. stock is already down more than 20 percent from the peak of the market. But of course the major indexes are not down nearly that much. As...

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Fed Official Confesses Fed Rigged Stock Market — Crash Certain

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(By David Haggith of the Great Recession Blog) In a dynamite interview, Richard Fisher, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, gave what may be the biggest confession you’ll ever see and hear from a Federal Reserve insider: the Federal Reserve knowingly “front ran” the US stock...

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

SOTT FOCUS: NASA space data supports citizens' observations: Meteor fireballs are increasing dramatically

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SOTT.net last looked in detail at the frequency of meteor fireballs in 2013, using the data garnered by the American Meteor Society (AMS). SOTT.net pointed out the increasing frequency of fireballs1, and asked the question: "What does 2014 have in store?" Well, the results are in, and the answer is simple: comparing 2014 to 2013, the frequency of fireballs increased by 120%. Comparing 2015 to 2014, fireballs increased by 20%. That is a significant increase, and it should be generating a lot of attention. If it is, then it's being done very quietly behind closed doors. Since October 2013, the web site spaceweather.com has published daily data from NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network, which observes, and daily reports, fireball activity over the US.2 I have collated both sets of data - from NASA and the AMS - to produce the following graphs, taking into account that each dataset relies on different definitions of 'meteor fireball'. Click on the graphs to view them at full size.

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Newsflash From The December ‘Jobs’ Report—–The US Economy Is Dead In The Water

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Here’s a newsflash that CNBC didn’t mention. According to the BLS, the US economy generated a miniscule 11,000 jobs in the month of December. Yet notwithstanding the fact that almost nobody works outside any more, the BLS fiction writers added 281,000 to their headline number to cover the “seasonal adjustment.” This is done on the apparent truism that December is generally colder…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle & Tells The Truth About The Pharmaceutical Industry

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by Arjun Walia, Collective-Evolution:

Below is a clip taken from the “One More Girl” documentary, a film regarding the Gardasilvaccine, which was designed to prevent Human Papillomavirus. In it, Dr. Peter Rost, MD, a former vice president of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world (Pfizer), shares the truth about the ties [...]

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Popular YouTube Gun Channel ‘Hickok45’ Suspended Over Gun Video

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Account reinstated after massive backlash from gun rights advocates.

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Oregon Standoff: Ammon Bundy Suspended from Twitter

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It is being reported that Twitter has now suspended Ammon Bundy, the main leader in the Oregon wildlife refuge standoff.

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How Corrupt Is the American Government?

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Why $1.5 Billion Nevsky Capital Is Shutting Down: “The Laws of Economics Have Been Suspended”

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from Zero Hedge:

“It is time to accept that what we have done has worked brilliantly for twenty years but does not work anymore and move on. We are confident our process will eventually work again – for the laws of economics will never be repealed – but for now they are suspended and [...]

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TYRANNY IS FAR WORSE TODAY

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Guest Post by Hardscrabble Farmer I’m two thirds of the way through David McCullough’s 1776. Absolutely the best single work I’ve ever read on the War of American Independence. If there is any measurable difference between the tyranny of King George and the current administration of the US Government it is that today they are […]

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Playing The Government’s Game: When It Comes To Violence, We All Lose

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Yes, many Americans are afraid. Who wouldn’t be afraid of an increasingly violent and oppressive federal government?

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What Really Happened In 2015, And What Is Coming In 2016…

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It is my contention that a global financial crisis began during the second half of 2015, and it threatens to greatly accelerate as we enter 2016.

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The Conspiracy of War— Power, Profit, Propaganda and Imperialism

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The fog of war makes obtaining the facts stupendously difficult. The more we know about history of wars in the past, the less we need to know about the wars of the present.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

THIS TIME ISN’T DIFFERENT

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Last year ended with a whimper on Wall Street. The S&P 500 was down 1% for the year, down 4% from its all-time high in May, and no higher than it was 13 months ago at the end of QE3. The Wall Street shysters and their mainstream media mouthpieces declare 2016 to be a rebound […]

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Deadly Truth About the Great Boom and This “Recovery” « The Burning Platform

The Deadly Truth About the Great Boom and This “Recovery” « The Burning Platform: "But financial engineering does not result in real growth.

And speculation does not expand the money supply.

It is only a sign of decreasing money velocity, and a bubble that will only burst – like in 1929, 2000, and now again!

It’s a mirage.

It isn’t real.

And it isn’t sustainable.

Despite such endless financial engineering, sales for the S&P 500 have been declining for the last three quarters. And profits have declined for the first time since the 2009 expansion.

I’d be surprised if both didn’t continue down in the 4th quarter.

This will end badly… which is the only way bubbles end."



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IMF Head Warns Of Slow Growth And Economic “Shocks” In 2016

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One figure highlights the further growth of economic parasitism since the 2008 crisis: global debt has increased by 40 percent to $200 trillion, almost three times the size of the world economy.

To pay for this exercise in recklessness and greed, the working class all over the world has been hammered with austerity programs, mass layoffs and cuts in wages, pensions and health benefits. This has only deepened the stagnation and decline in the real economy. But these attacks will continue and intensify in 2016 and beyond, in tandem with the deepening of the crisis of the capitalist system.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Watch politicians snap when alternative media journalist asks them one short question

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mccainby John Vibes via, Intellihub Jan Helfeld is a political journalist who has been traveling around and asking politicians some of the same awkward questions that work to expose the illegitimacy of their authority. His questions were extremely simple and many times ridiculed as “stupid” by the politicians that he interviewed, because he was attempting to establish moral principles using the Socratic method. One of the best and most crucial questions that Helfeld has asked...

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What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies

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A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed it as the final word, “once again,” disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with autism.

What you didn’t learn on the news was that the study was from a consulting firm that lists major vaccine makers among its clients: The Lewin Group.

Police to Pursue Online Trolls and Receive Hidden Browser History from Internet Providers

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