May 25

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Detroit, Fresh Out Of Bankruptcy, Discovers $195M Pension Shortfall:

On December 10, 2014 the city of Detroit exited bankruptcy.

It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.

The bondholders were totally screwed in favor of the pensioners (not that I generally like bondholders).

Regardless, everything was supposed to be fixed. It wasn’t.
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May 25

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Hillary In Trouble: State Department Says Clinton Did Not Comply With Record Policies: Full Report:

In a surprising reversal, what many thought was impossible, namely the State Department cracking down on its former head and Democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, seems all too possible following news that the State Department Inspector General audit has faulted Hillary Clinton, other secretaries of state for poorly managing electronic communications.

  • CLINTON’S FAILURE TO SURRENDER ALL EMAILS DEALING WITH DEPARTMENT BUSINESS BEFORE LEAVING GOVERNMENT VIOLATED POLICY -INSPECTOR GENERAL

As WaPo summarizes, the IG found that Clinton’s use of private email for public business was “not an appropriate method” of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department policies meant to ensure that federal record laws are followed. Continue reading »

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May 25

The Return Of Fracking To UK? First Permit Issued In Five Years:

In a 7-4 vote, Councilors of the county of North Yorkshire approved industrial tests on Monday in a move that will allow fracking in Britain for the first time in five years.

The Guardian reported that the go-ahead “swept aside” vocal protests from residents and environmentalists who feared “catastrophic seismic activity, health problems, and pollution” if hydraulic fracturing was introduced. Continue reading »

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May 25

“Indeed, the number of children on ADHD medication catapulted from 600,000 in 1990 to 3.5 million in 2013. As many as 10,000 toddlers take drugs like Adderrall and Ritalin for the condition.”

All these drugs are altering and destroying the brain (which is exactly what they were created for).


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New Amphetamine-Based ADHD Medication for Children Disguised as Candy:

Just weeks after the FDA banned the sale of e-cigarettes to children, arguing the variety of flavors could spur addiction, a new, potentially addictive ADHD drug for kids has hit the market — in candy form. Commercial efforts were ‘ramped up’ this week to promote the FDA-approved extended release chewable, which represents the latest manifestation of the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts to profit from the over-diagnosed condition.

Adzenys is a drug similar to Adderall produced by Neos Therapeutics, and its fruit-flavored, chewable form and extended release features make it a “milestone,” according to Neos CEO and president Vipin K. Garg. The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatment is also different because rather than coming in a pill bottle, it comes in blister packs, which makes it quicker and more convenient to use. “Garg says the new, quick-dissolving formulation will help harried mothers get their kids medicated faster before school,” STAT News, a science-oriented offshoot of the Boston Globe, summarized. The drug is also intended for use in adults. Continue reading »

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May 25

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Will Russia Succumb To Washington’s Economic Attack? — Paul Craig Roberts:

Yesterday State Department deputy propaganda spokesperson Mark Toner reminded US companies that there are economic and reputational risks associated with doing business with Russia until Russia gives Crimea back to Washington’s puppet government in Kiev.
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I see the matter differently from the US State Department.

The only risk American corporations face from doing business in Russia is from the US government. Washington will punish the US companies unless, of course, the companies are part of the corporate oligarchy which has been granted immunity to the sanctions.

The risk involved is to Russia. Here are some of the risks: Continue reading »

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May 25

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Will The November US Presidential Election Bring The End Of The World? — Paul Craig Roberts:

“We have been watching for nearly a month a steady buildup of American and NATO forces along Russia’s borders – on land, on sea and in the air. There has been nothing like this on Russia’s borders, such an amassing of hostile military force, since the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.”

So concludes America’s leading Russian expert, Professor Stephen Cohen (Princeton and New York University). http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-has-not-seen-such-amassing-of-hostile-military-forces-on-its-borders-since-1941/5526562 Continue reading »

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May 25

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Americans: A Conquered People: The New Serfs — Paul Craig Roberts:

As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people.

Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will. Continue reading »

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May 25

Russia killed 28,000 militants in Syria, third of all ISIS forces – Russian deputy security chief

Russia killed 28,000 militants in Syria, third of all ISIS forces – Russian deputy security chief:

Since Moscow started its air operation in Syria on September 30 last year, the Russian Air Force has eliminated over a third of Islamic State fighters in the country, the deputy head of Russia’s top security body revealed.

“We estimate that at the beginning of our operation Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] possessed about 80,000 fighters, of whom 28,000 (35 percent) have already been eliminated. This is [the result of] our actions together with the Syrian Army,” Evgeny Lukyanov said at the VII international security summit being held in Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Chechen Republic.

“Well, the [US-led anti-terrorist] coalition eliminated an additional 5,000 in two years,” Lukyanov added. Continue reading »

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May 25

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Hillary Clinton And The Funding of Al-Qaeda Terrorists In Libya And Syria


Foreign Policy For Dummies

Meet the Syrian Al-Qaeda Linked Rebel Who Freely Visited America Last Year:

With all the U.S.-trained fighters dead, captured or missing and their leader in the hands of Al Qaeda, top U.S. commanders are scrambling this week to determine how to revive the half-billion dollar program to create a moderate Syrian army to fight the Islamic State.

The outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, who viewed the force as a critical element of the military strategy in both Syria and Iraq, is conferring with top Pentagon officials behind closed doors to figure out what options are left for what is widely considered a policy and military failure, according to senior defense officials.

Sen. Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who sits on the Appropriations Committee, returned from a trip to the region last week where he was briefed on the effort. His assessment of the program: “a bigger disaster than I could have ever imagined.”

– From the post: Further Details Emerge on the Epic U.S. Foreign Policy Disaster that is Syria

U.S. foreign policy is such a disastrous joke, trying to keep up with it is essentially a full time job.

In case you still had any doubt as to why ISIS and other assorted terrorists seemed virtually unstoppable in Syria until Russia became involved, the following piece should clear things up. Continue reading »

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May 24

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Audit Shows Hillary Clinton Has the Most Fake Twitter Followers:

The Washington Examiner reports an audit of the Twitter accounts for the 2016 presidential candidates found Hillary Clinton has the highest percentage of phony followers by far, a whopping 41 percent. This means that of the 4.65 million followers Clinton claims, 1, 906,500 of them might be fakes.

These fake followers were sniffed out with a tool called TwitterAudit, which examines the activity on Twitter accounts and looks for telltale signs of falsehood, such as a very low number of tweets, small numbers of followers, and other metrics combined into an authenticity score.  Its creators readily concede the process is not perfect and can have a significant margin of error. Continue reading »

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May 24

Hillary Clinton Declines Invitation to Debate Bernie Sanders:

Eager to move on from the Democratic primary race, Hillary Clinton has turned down an invitation to debate Senator Bernie Sanders ahead of California’s primary, her campaign said on Monday.

The announcement came hours after Mrs. Clinton unleashed a biting critique of Donald J. Trump while addressing a union convention, mocking his business record and offering a glimpse at how she might confront him in the general election.

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May 24

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Monsanto’s Cotton Rejected Again: Burkina Faso Brings Back Indigenous Varieties:

Monsanto has been trying to take over Africa’s cotton for decades with their patented, genetically modified (GM) seed. Not without irony, Burkina Faso is just one of the African countries that has been wary of any of Monsanto’s GM seed, adding to the credo, ‘better off dead, than GM fed,’ when it came to accepting U.S. food aid that was primarily genetically altered. Africa’s biggest cotton grower in Burkina Faso is now phasing out Monsanto’s GM cotton and returning to indigenous varieties by 2018, due to concerns of cross-contamination of local crops and the less-than-stellar performance of Monsanto’s Bt variety. Continue reading »

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May 24

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Bavarian police ready to hire migrants, German citizenship not required:

A campaign to employ police officers of foreign origins regardless of whether they have a German passport or not has been launched in the state of Bavaria. The move is aimed at helping solve crimes involving migrants.

The news was announced by Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, who discussed the start of the campaign on Monday in Nuremberg, local media reported. Continue reading »

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May 24

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Trump Escalates Clinton Attack, Calls Vince Foster Suicide “Very Fishy“:

Just hours after Donald Trump released a clip in which the presumptive Republican presidential candidate hinted at Bill Clinton’s sexual transgressions which featured audio of two women – Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick – who have made rape accusations against Bill Clinton, Trump escalated his attack on Hillary and Bill Clinton in an interview with WaPo in which Trump called the circumstances of Vincent Foster’s death “very fishy.” Continue reading »

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May 24

Marc Faber’s “Worst Fear” Is Hillary Clinton Becoming President:

The worst fear I have is that Mrs. Hillary Clinton will become president. That is my worst fear. I would vote for anyone in the world before I would choose Hillary Clinton. She’s dishonest, she’s a liar and she has deceived people…”

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May 24

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The Case For Brexit:

With the market still strongly disagreeing with the polls over how BREMAIN is a done deal…

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TrueSinews’ Sean Corrigan explains why in his contrite “case for Brexit”…

‘Dear True Sinews, what are your thoughts on Brexit? Roger Bootle wrote a piece in the Telegraph yesterday suggesting that just because everyone is saying one thing, it doesn’t necessarily follow they are right Currently, I sit firmly on the fence getting splinters! Neither side is convincing me either way.’

So wrote a friend the other day. What follows is my answer to his question. Continue reading »

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May 24

Four Refugees With Infectious Tuberculosis Sent to Indiana in 2015:

Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called “latent TB” is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB.

In 2015, almost 400 migrants with latent TB settled in Indiana, according to state records. The state’s TB rate had declined for the 54 years up to 2010, but is now increasing as more migrants settle in the state. Continue reading »

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May 24

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May 24

Over 100 killed as blasts hit near Russian military bases in Syria’s Latakia province (VIDEO):

Over 100 people are feared dead after seven blasts targeted several locations in the coastal towns of Jableh and Tartus, Syria’s Latakia province. The locations are close to two Russian military facilities: the Khmeimim airbase and the Tartus naval base.

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May 24

Ten Riot Police Squads Deployed To Greek Refugee Camp As Evacuation Begins:

Fearing a “forced” evacuation, dozens of migrants have left the refugee camp at Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border and are reportedly hiding in the surrounding region. It is perhaps no surprise they are fleeing as KeepTalkingGreece reports,ten riot police squads left Athens this morning and are expected to take position at the camp to aid in what officials call “a friendly evacuation.” Other police forces from Northern Greece will be deployed in the area for “as long as it takes” to remove the 8,500 men, women, and children.

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According to Greek media, the evacuation of the camp is scheduled to be launched at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and conclude after a week to ten days. Spokesman of Migration Coordination Body, Giorgos Kyritsis said Monday morning that operation may start “Tuesday or Wednesday.” Continue reading »

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May 24

May 23, 2016

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May 24

U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians

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May 23

Silenced-Whistleblowers

Here’s How the U.S. Government Treats Whistleblowers:

What is it about whistleblowers that the powers that be can’t stand?

When I blew the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program, I was derided in many quarters as a traitor. My detractors in the government attacked me for violating my secrecy agreement, even as they ignored the oath we’d all taken to protect and defend the Constitution.

All of this happened despite the fact that the torture I helped expose is illegal in the United States. Torture also violates a number of international laws and treaties to which our country is signatory — some of which the United States itself was the driving force in drafting. Continue reading »

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May 23

‘Absolute Scandal’: Illegal UK-Made Cluster Bombs Found In Yemeni Village Attacked By Saudis:

Banned UK-manufactured cluster bombs have been found in a Yemeni village targeted in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, leading to calls for the UK to come clean on its weapon sales and military support to Saudi Arabia.

The unexploded BL-755 cluster bomb is designed to be dropped from the UK-made Tornado aircraft used by the Saudi Air Force. It was found in a village in the north of the conflict-torn Gulf nation.

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May 23

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Shaun King of The Daily News – “Why I’m Leaving the Democratic Party”:

In a February post titled, It’s Not Just the GOP – The Democratic Party is Also Imploding, I noted the following: 

Yes, of course, Trump winning the GOP nomination marks the end of the party as we know it. After all, some neocons are already publicly and actively throwing their support behind Hillary. While this undoubtably represents a major turning point in U.S. political history, many pundits have yet to appreciate that the exact same thing is happening within the Democratic Party. It’s just not completely obvious yet.

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May 23

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Here’s the Full List of Companies & Organizations That Paid Hillary Clinton From 2013-2015

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May 23

Hundreds Of Migrants With Metal Bars, Planks Of Wood Trash Historic Paris Train Station:

Confronting video has captured a violent street brawl involving hundreds of migrants attacking each other with metal poles and planks of wood at a Paris metro station.

Two sets of migrant groups attacked each other and set upon police, parked vehicles and pedestrians in two massive fights outside the Stalingrad Metro train station, in northeast Paris on Thursday night.

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May 23

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California high school forces children to watch vaccine propaganda film and give ‘correct’ answers or be penalized:

At Redondo Beach Union High School in Redondo Beach, California, tenth graders are forced to watch a vaccine propaganda film, then provide the “correct” answers in a graded test. Click here to see the vaccine propaganda test that tenth graders must take. (PDF)

The test given to high school students is rife with factual errors and gross omissions, such as claiming that polio infection rates “dropped by 99% when vaccine was introduced in 1955.” Children are not taught that polio vaccines cause paralysis and that the official rates of polio dropped largely because government officials altered the definition of “polio” to create the illusion that the vaccines were working better than they actually were. Continue reading »

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May 23

From the article:

“I could go to war with whoever the fuck I want to, but I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump trying to take food stamps from my mamma and that’s all the fuck she’s got.”

Related info:

Protester Confronts Hillary Clinton About Her Calling Inner City Black Youth “Super Predators” (VIDEO)


Rapper Threatens To Kill Donald Trump If His “Momma’s Food Stamps” Are Taken Away:

Threats by prominent members of the black community against Donald Trump, either directly or indirectly, are nothing new.

Just under two months ago we reported about the latest social fallout incident from Trump’s rising popularity, when prominent Black Lives Matter activist and rapper Tef Poe tweeted a message for “white people”: if Donald Trump wins the presidency, “niggas” will ‘incite riots everywhere.’

“Dear white people if Trump wins young niggas such as myself are fully hell bent on inciting riots everywhere we go. Just so you know,” Poe tweeted. A screenshot of his since deleted tweet was captured below by the Daily Media.

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To be sure, the antagonism among African-Americans toward Trump is well-known by now, and even CLSA’s noted commentator Chris Wood touched upon this in the latest edition of hs “Greed and Fear” newsletter. Continue reading »

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May 23

We’re in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane:

The only “growth” we’re experiencing are the financial cancers of systemic risk and financialization’s soaring wealth/income inequality.

The Keynesian gods have failed, and as a result we’re in the eye of a global financial hurricane.

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The Keynesian god of growth has failed.

The Keynesian god of borrowing from the future to fund today’s consumption has failed.

The Keynesian god of monetary stimulus / financialization has failed.

Every major central bank and state worships these Keynesian idols: Continue reading »

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