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Elizabeth Harrington 25.06.2016 01:20
There Are Now More FedGov Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines
There are now more non-military federal government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report.

Open the Books, a taxpayer watchdog group, released a study Wednesday that finds domestic government agencies continue to grow their stockpiles of military-style weapons, as Democrats sat on the House floor calling for more restrictions on what guns American citizens can buy.

The "Militarization of America" report found civilian agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between 2006 and 2014. Examples include IRS agents with AR-15s, and EPA bureaucrats wearing camouflage.

"Regulatory enforcement within administrative agencies now carries the might of military-style equipment and weapons," Open the Books said. "For example, the Food and Drug Administration includes 183 armed 'special agents,' a 50 percent increase over the ten years from 1998-2008. At Health and Human Services (HHS), 'Special Office of Inspector General Agents' are now trained with sophisticated weaponry by the same contractors who train our military special forces troops."

Open the Books found there are now over 200,000 non-military federal officers with arrest and firearm authority, surpassing the 182,100 personnel who are actively serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

The IRS spent nearly $11 million on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment for its 2,316 special agents. The tax collecting agency has billed taxpayers for pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns, semi-automatic Smith & Wesson M&P15s, and Heckler & Koch H&K 416 rifles, which can be loaded with 30-round magazines.

The EPA spent $3.1 million on guns, ammo, and equipment, including drones, night vision, "camouflage and other deceptive equipment," and body armor.

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_ 23.06.2016 21:14
U.S. Attorney General: "Does Not Know Exactly" Orlando Murderer's Wife's Whereabouts
never mind whether Omar Mateen, mass murderer with premeditation, was either gay or Muslim.

FBI had prior evidence that he, and his most recent wife, were scouting out locations together in order to conduct a mass murder.

That is, based on existing evidence she was quite possibly helping him to find a location/victims for a mass casualty action.


Now that the 4 Congressional gun control / fascist surveillance bills have failed to be ratified,
the Omar Mateen Saga has entirely outlived its usefulness?

is that all it amounts to? (so-called) 'Law enforcement'?

WHY BOTHER TO EVEN DRAFT OR PASS LAWS IF YOU HAVE NO INTENTION TO (or conveniently / selectively) ENFORCE THEM?

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_ 23.06.2016 20:53
2016-06-23 UK EU referendum: "Leave"
that's it

(for Cameron's career as well?)

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Dan Roberts 23.06.2016 16:26
The Shortwave Report 06/24/16 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio.

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Rodentia Citizen 23.06.2016 14:17
The Hand of Death
A Big Howdy from Monsanto and the USAF Just another "Natural" cloud formation NOT

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Stephen D’Arcy 23.06.2016 12:37
Self-Righteousness And Left-Activism
Self-righteousness is a special case of being self-satisfied, complacent, smug.

But here, the smug complacency refers specifically to a person's belief that he or she complies, to a higher than normal degree, with the demands of some strict moral standard.

This claimed moral superiority in turn is supposed to justify an attitude of scorn or disdain toward others, who supposedly fail to respect this high standard and in this way discredit themselves.

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a survey 23.06.2016 09:42
Is Willamette Week racist & biased?
What insights do left/progressive/radical/people have?

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_ 22.06.2016 21:48
House Democrats Sing Civil Rights Anthem In Support Of Taking Away Our Civil Rights
(video clip of Representatives singing "We Shall Overcome")  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXMqClUuGIA


 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/06/432580.shtml#446844

re-posting ^this (comment on newswire article preceding this one) as a topic of its own.

stunned and amazed.


even the ACLU came out against the current Senate legislation  link to www.aclu.org

Orwellian doesn't begin to encompass it.

who would knowingly cast their own citizen vote for any one of these so-called 'representatives'? ...

p.s. (and heads up to Rep. Lewis et al.) Martin Luther King Jr. owned a handgun and was on an FBI watch list.

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_ 22.06.2016 19:02
1960s Icon Of Civil Rights Leads House Democrats In 'Sit Down' To Have Them Taken Away
(as you may have heard...) at present a cadre of House Democrats, aka Demwits, are having a 'sit down' filibuster/whatever, in purported protest against Congress not voting in favor of several pre-programmed (and just as ineffectual-irrelevant to actual gun violence as the last times attempted) anti-gun bills which were activated-as-planned closely following the recent Orlando mass murders.

Quite ironic, in fact that they are led by 1960s Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)...

here he is, decades after having fought courageously for Americans' basic civil rights. Actively advocating that said rights taken away.

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A-Radio Berlin 22.06.2016 00:51
Sur negro / No Borders: new antiauthoritarian Web Series goes live
The Anarchist Radio Berlin presents the "No Borders" project of the video collective "Sur Negro"!

'No Borders, Social Struggles across the world' (Sin Fronteras, La lucha social a través del mundo) is the name of a web series presenting experiences of social organizations and anti-capitalist resistance in different regions of the world. Its special focus lies on anti-authoritarian practices within social movements.

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DN 21.06.2016 18:26
Sex-Trafficking Oakland PD: Police Department, Or Macho Frat House?
In Oakland, California, a third police chief has resigned in just over a week amid a massive scandal in which multiple Oakland police officers are facing allegations of statutory rape and human trafficking after allegedly having sex with an underage girl who was working as a sex worker.

On Friday, interim Police Chief Paul Figueroa resigned from his post for undisclosed reasons after just two days on the job. His predecessor, Ben Fairow, lasted just six days on the job. The string of resignations began when Police Chief Sean Whent resigned on June 9.

On Friday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced she would not appoint another acting chief, instead putting the Oakland Police Department under civilian control. We speak to two reporters, Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston who helped break the Oakland Police Department sex crimes story.

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by S N Shriver 21.06.2016 10:28
53 Of The Ways The World's Military Harm Animals
Animals are voiceless victims of the 12 wars Hillary Clinton has hawkishly advocated while Secretary of State. Animals are bombed, burned, starved, smashed by tanks, shot by machine guns, abandoned by refugees, bulldozed in zoos, abandoned in warzones by soldiers returning home. They are kidnapped to pull loads, seized butchered and eaten, tortured in military labs. Dolphins. shackled into being forced bomb carriers and dogs as forced minesniffers have been blown to smithareens.

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Heidrun Bluhm and Andrej Holm 21.06.2016 05:43
Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization: For a New Social Housing Policy
Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental prices go through the roof. Social blindness and market failure are everywhere in Germany and the US. There is recognition in Germany that privatizing social housing was a terrible mistake. Housing often mutates from a human and social necessity to a speculative asset.

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Geral 20.06.2016 23:50
USA is run by the criminally insane
Geral Sosbee See the evidence studied the world over that this nation is ruled by the criminally insane fbi and cia.

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Wary Aware 20.06.2016 20:52
A Letter Regarding the Orlando Pulse Club Incident
Orlando mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub was another faked event. Before you blow this allegation off, I strongly suggest you remain open-minded enough to read this essay and you study the alternative peoples' journalism on the Internet. If you study the alternative investigations you will indeed see it was a staged false flag operation. You may jump to the conclusion that I am some crazy conspiracy theorist. Imagine for a minute that I might be right. In fact do your own due diligent research (as you should). Google: "Orlando Pulse mass killing faked" or "Orlando Pulse mass killing false flag" or some such worded search and then click for 'video' versions of such explanations by citizen journalists and the general public putting out opinions (but equally you can read opinions and alternative investigation journalism articles as well. If you do you will see many very suspicious red flags even from rather 'limited' at the scene film footage (mostly from mainstream media reporting) and also national MSM interviews.

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AlterNet 20.06.2016 17:48
Before Omar Mateen Committed Mass Murder, FBI Tried To Lure Him Into Terror Plot
Before Omar Mateen gunned down 49 patrons of the LGBTQ Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the FBI attempted to induce him to participate in a terror plot. Sheriff Ken Mascara of Florida's St. Lucie County told the Vero Beach Press Journal that after Mateen threatened a courthouse deputy in 2013 by claiming he could order Al Qaeda operatives to kill his family, the FBI dispatched an informant to "lure Omar into some kind of act and Omar did not bite."

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VICE 19.06.2016 21:00
'State Of Surveillance' With Edward Snowden and Shane Smith (FULL EPISODE)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucRWyGKBVzo

When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, he ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That debate came to a head this year, when Apple refused an FBI court order to access the iPhone of alleged San Bernardino Terrorist Syed Farook.

Meanwhile, journalists and activists are under increasing attack from foreign agents. To find out the government's real capabilities, and whether any of us can truly protect our sensitive information, VICE founder Shane Smith heads to Moscow to meet the man who started the conversation, Edward Snowden.

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Alejandro Molina 19.06.2016 20:49
International Day of Solidarity with Oscar López Rivera
International Day of Solidarity With Oscar Show your support for Oscar's release! #FreeOscarLópez #35paisesxOscar

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Bird Watching 19.06.2016 19:55
PDXParkCam
A camera on a city light pole a block away

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blues 19.06.2016 19:51
Bernie Sanders has actually ENDORSED Hillary Clinton!
This is earthshaking (!) yet no one has payed attention at all yet. Bernie Sanders has actually ENDORSED Hillary Clinton! It's ever so slightly subtle, yet irrefutable!

This morning (June 19, 2016) at 6 a.m. E.T. I did send contact mail to Paul Craig Roberts, Jeff Rense, and Zero Hedge. It's now 10 p.m., and Crickets! Nothing! He has evasively, yet quite conclusively ENDORSED her! Will someone please notice? My morning letter:

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wb 19.06.2016 19:03
US Government Intentionally Destroys 9/11 Evidence
Judges and lawyers know that - if someone intentionally destroys evidence - he's probably trying to hide his crime. American law has long recognized that destruction of evidence raises a presumption of guilt for the person who destroyed the evidence.

So what does it mean when the US government intentionally destroyed massive amounts of evidence related to the events on 11 September 2001?

[ full reference URLs / sublinks are provided within the main source article link below ]

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shoestring 19.06.2016 18:50
9/11: Did Experts, Emergency Responders Know Twin Towers Were Going To Collapse?
A number of individuals who worked in key positions apparently knew that the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were going to collapse before the two buildings came down on September 11, 2001. These men talked with colleagues about their concern that the towers might come down, and some of them issued stark warnings about the danger and ordered people to get away from the World Trade Center.

Although their warnings have, in some cases, been credited with saving lives, the behavior of these men is, on closer examination, surprising and quite suspicious. This is because the general opinion before September 11 was that the Twin Towers would survive being hit by planes and the outcomes of previous high-rise fires should have led the men to think the towers would easily endure the fires they suffered on September 11 without collapsing.

Studies, which many firefighters and experts were aware of, had determined that the Twin Towers would withstand being hit by large jet aircraft. Furthermore, no steel-framed high-rise building had ever collapsed due to fire before 9/11. Steel-framed skyscrapers, like the Twin Towers, had survived fires that were larger and burned for longer than those that occurred on September 11. Unsurprisingly, then, it never occurred to most experts and most of the firefighters who responded to the plane crashes at the World Trade Center that the towers were in danger of coming down.

If the collapses of the Twin Towers occurred without the use of explosives, as official accounts have claimed, then these events were unprecedented. Nothing remotely like them had happened before. Why then did some experts and emergency responders warn—sometimes with great conviction—that the towers were going to collapse?

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Kevin Ryan 19.06.2016 18:11
Terrorism And G4S: Was Orlando Another False Flag?
The shooting in Orlando on June 12th demonstrated features that were present in many recent terrorist acts. For example, the suspect was quickly killed and the official account immediately attempted to blame the attacks on Islam. However, as with most terrorist suspects in the U.S., Omar Mateen had been closely followed by the FBI. He also worked for a company suspected of engaging in prior terrorist events.

Mateen was well known to the FBI. In fact the Bureau had interviewed him several times and had evaluated his potential for terrorism on at least three occasions. This fact is noteworthy considering that both before 9/11, and since then, FBI leaders appear to have facilitated or manufactured terrorist acts.

Mateen's employer, G4S, has some interesting links to previous terrorist events.

Previously called Securicor, G4S provided security at all three airports affected by the 9/11 attacks. Securicor/G4S had bought Argenbright Security—the 9/11 airport security firm—just nine months before the 9/11 attacks. The company later ran operations at Guantanamo Bay.

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_ 19.06.2016 14:21
Whackjobs Gaffney/Bachmann Promote Islamophobe DHS Philip Haney 'Whistleblower'
a former entomologist (?!), intelligence analyst Philip Haney claims in his recent National Press Club press conference — video linked below — to have been a "founding member" of the U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security.

" .... I broke this on Breitbart a couple days ago."

all while whackjob Representative Michele Bachmann sits dutifully at his side.

Except, he didn't just "break this" a couple days ago. Back in February 2016, he was featured on The Hill
Also in late 2015, known whackjob and neocon Frank Gaffney was promoting Haney's "they're deliberately throwing us off the trail of terror" narrative (see references below).

This is all part of a ploy to accuse the 'Black Man In White House' of favoritism, and traitorous advocacy, of "Islam" in general and purported 'Islamic terror' in particular. By having supposed enforcement agencies "look the other way" and "permitting" Islamists to thrive and complete their terror attack missions.

i.e. plays well with the "Obama is a MOOO-slim!!11!!!" demographic.
( Bachmann & Gaffney's stock 'n' trade, natch )

Additionally, serves a 'limited hang out' or Disinformation purpose, distracting attention from the security contractor/FBI/CIA background of the Orlando shooter and his father (which is not being followed up by mainstream corporate mass media in any case)
 link to portland.indymedia.org
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/06/432545.shtml

[corporate media headline:] Officials "vexed" by homegrown terror threat. Lol. Can you believe it?

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Webster Tarpley 19.06.2016 02:42
Seddique Mateen: CIA-VOA-State Department Connected Orlando Killer's Father
The pattern is by now familiar: veteran, experienced intelligence operatives with a pedigree of working for CIA and the State Department in global conflict zones to emigrate to the US and live the good life. They stay in close contact with the US intelligence community. The next generation, often born in the US, is consigned to terrorist operations in the same way that the cadet (younger) sons of European nobility were once sent to make careers as junior officers in the army.

This was seen in the Boston Marathon Bombing case, when the uncle of the two accused patsy Tsarnayev brothers, Ruslan Tsarnayev/Sarni, turned out to have been married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, a main CIA controller for the entire Afghanistan mujahedin rebellion against the Soviet invasion and occupation. In the case of the Orlando shooting, it transpires that the father of the accused shooter is deeply immersed in the Voice of America, the CIA, and the State Department. Omar Mateen, the accused patsy, worked for G4S - previously known as Wackenhut, the notoriously spook-ridden and scandal ridden security company.

Seddique Mir Mateen is host of the Durand Jirga Show on Payame Afghan Television of Ashta TV, based in Los Angeles. Payame broadcasts in Pashto, the eastern Iranian language of Pushtuns and also lingua franca of Afghanistan. It also broadcasts in Dari or Dari Persian, the second most prevalent language in Afghanistan, and in Urdu, a version of Hindustani which is the language of Pakistan and also several Indian states. Mateen senior announced his candidacy for presidency of Afghanistan on May 22, 2015. His militant backing of and sympathizing with the Afghan Taliban seems to be his radical cover; he sometimes speaks as an imposter, issuing orders to the Afghan Army and security forces while pretending to be president, which he of course is not.

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David Kravets 18.06.2016 18:52
FBI Biometric Databases Include Millions Of Non-Criminals
no one _needs_ High-Capacity Databases....

oh, except for select federal government agencies. They do.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has access to as many as 411.9 million images as part of its face-recognition database. The bulk of those images are photographs of people who have committed no crime, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The report says the bureau's Facial Analysis, Comparison, and Evaluation Services Unit contains not only 30 million mug shots, but also driver license photos from 16 states, the State Department's visa and passport database, and the biometric database maintained by the Defense Department.

The report, provided to Congress last month but released days ago publicly, faulted the FBI for being lax about privacy and the accuracy of the photos in its database.

Facial recognition is no crime-fighting panacea, either. It's been found to be biased against African-Americans, and utterly failed in the Boston bombing manhunt.

The FBI, in its reply to the GAO report, said the bureau "has established practices that protect privacy and civil liberties beyond the requirements of the law."

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Carey Wedler 18.06.2016 12:55
The "solution" to gun violence in America
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBVT9MnD55k

yes, let's go ahead and put it in the hands of the U.S. government —

after all they have such an outstanding historical track record on acts of violence, and tools with which to implement them.

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_ 18.06.2016 10:43
67% Fewer Americans Killed After 'Assault Weapon' Ban Expired vs In Effect
before we begin, first understand that rifles only ever have comprised a tiny fraction — less than 4 percent — of firearms used in murders nationwide. (Refer to official FBI crime statistics)

the above is a primary reason why the mere idea of an 'assault weapon' i.e. semi-automatic rifle ban is preposterous in terms of public safety, or crime prevention.

But we are here to observe statistical evidence of what actually happened, during the years 1994 through 2004, when the federal government's ban was in effect.

As can be seen from the data spreadsheet linked below, there were 67 percent _less_ murders committed using the (formerly) banned semi-automatic rifles since 2004, than there were during the 1994—2004 years of active prohibition.

Again, keep in mind that semi-automatic rifles are only used in a tiny percentage of firearm crimes (most of which are committed with illegally-obtained or -manufactured handguns). As well, there are today far more owners of semi-automatic rifles of the type that the AWB attempted to prohibit, as well as far more of these types of guns available and currently being manufactured, than ever were during the 1994—2004 ban.

Yet the data below is proof that fewer murders were committed using this type of firearm, _after_ the ban expired (steadily declining since 2004, from an already tiny 2.97% all the way down to a miniscule 2.04%, in 2014).

The notion of an AWB is now numerically proven to be moot (as if it wasn't from the outset).

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Joseph Santolan 18.06.2016 07:37
Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines supports state burial for Ferdinand Marcos
Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced in the wake of his election in May that he intended to grant the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a state burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). Preparations are now being made for a state funeral on September 11, the 99th birth anniversary of the former president.

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_ 18.06.2016 01:14
Brevard County (Florida) Sheriff: It's Time To Fight Back
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CATKBjsuyp0

Sheriff Wayne Ivey of the county neighboring where the Orlando nightclub massacre occurred last week, has a supportive rallying message for American citizens.

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Joe Anybody 17.06.2016 20:39
Video: Janitors Rally in Portland for Good Pay, Health Care and Good Jobs 6 15 16
Janitors Rally in Portland at Terry Shrunk park for 15$ Now...Health Care and Good Jobs... then they march through downtown with their message. SEIU Local 49 drove 2 school buses full of workers to the rally. #Raise America

Portland Mayor and a a member of city council was at the rally as well as a few Oregon Congress members

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Populist9 17.06.2016 12:59
19 Reasons To Vote Out Ohio Senator, Former Bush Operative Rob Portman
Portman and McCain are considered the 2 worst senators for the environment Former Bush operative Portman worked to have hunting in the national parks

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Dan Roberts 16.06.2016 16:01
The Shortwave Report 06/17/16 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.

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rAT 16.06.2016 15:37
Florida Shooter made 16 Cell Calls: to 911, a TV station, Facebook, His Wife, Friends etc.
upstaged? Move over Rambo

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Greg 16.06.2016 12:44
Religious Leaders ‎Ask Senators to Pass Puerto Rico Debt Legislation
Religious leaders from Puerto Rico and the US mainland meet with Senators to urge them to support legislation to restructure the island's debt.

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_ 15.06.2016 23:22
Comedian Billy Crystal delivers funny and touching eulogy for Muhammad Ali
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOKCoctNk9A

from Ali's memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky last week.

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John Kinal 15.06.2016 12:13
WINNIPEG'S HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER IS COMMITTING MASS MURDER
My mother Jennie Kinal and I, were not asked if we willed to have her end her life in the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center, by them placing my mother in "Comfort Care" - depriving her medicines, while poisoned to die.

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Tony Cartalucci 14.06.2016 18:52
CONFIRMED: FBI Introduced Florida Shooter to Informants
It is now confirmed that in addition to two investigations and two interviews, Florida terror suspect Omar Mateen was also approached by "informants" working for the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over a period of 10 months.

Informants Posing as Handlers

The significance of this cannot be understated. "Informants" in this context, according to FBI affidavits regarding similar counterterrorism investigations, refers to individuals posing as members of terrorist organizations who approach suspects, coerce them into planning and preparing for terrorist attacks, before finally aiding the FBI in the suspect's arrest before the attack is finally carried out.

Among the activities these informants carry out includes providing and training suspects in the use of real explosives, providing suspects with arsenals of weapons precisely like those used in the recent shooting in Orlando Florida, and encouraging suspects to adopt "radical ideology" over the course of the investigation. Suspects are given the false impression that they are working on behalf of terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or the self-proclaimed "Islamic State," often cultivating delusions of grandeur among otherwise mentally ill suspects.

In 2010, the FBI investigated naturalized US citizen and Oregon resident Mohamed Osman Mohamud. In their own official statement titled, "Oregon Resident Arrested in Plot to Bomb Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Portland," released by the U.S. Attorney's Office on November 26, 2010, Mohamud and the undercover FBI operatives traveled to a remote location in Lincoln County, Ore., where they detonated a bomb concealed in a backpack as a trial run for the upcoming attack.

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Options 14.06.2016 12:07
Why Vote Third Party in 2016
Flags Of A Fraction Of Nations Violated By Our Occupied Government If you believe neither hawkish Hillary nor Torturing Trump should be president, you have options. The antiwar Green, Libertarian and Socialist parties are some options to Clinton and Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson, twice governor of blue state New Mexico, has picked former Massachusetts governor William Weld as his running mate.

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.i. 14.06.2016 11:25
Feel a draft gals?
Senate passes defense policy bill that includes among its many Pentagon reforms a provision requiring women to register for the draft.

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blues 13.06.2016 16:48
Orlando Night Club Massacre -- What Was The REAL Story???
Don't want another insane "Sandy Hook parents" effect, but the Orlando Night Club massacre narratives are already going sideways. The problem seems to be that, so far there is no physical evidence. People screaming and shouting about lost loved ones is NOT evidence. Let's tone it down until something real appears.

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Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) 13.06.2016 05:58
Akbayan rejects Chinese call for dropping West Philippine Sea arbitration
With the upcoming commemoration of Philippine Independence, Akbayan party-list today called on government to hold steadfast in pursuing the arbitration case filed on the UNCLOS regarding Chinese occupation of the Scarborough shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

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Wolfgang J. Koschnick 13.06.2016 04:18
Democracies Dissolve
The worldview parties mutated to popular or catchall parties and lost their clear profile and their voters. Now the long march into political nothingness follows inexorably. The catchall parties are gradually bled white and endanger their own survival. Citizens have long known something is rotten in the state... Politics first despised the trust of the population and then lost that trust. Weariness is not a moody aberration of people but the reaction to a contempt...

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_ 12.06.2016 13:53
Orlando Nightclub Murderer Worked, Trained At G4S Security US Government Contractor
see also this thread for additional details on killer, Omar Mateen :

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/06/432495.shtml

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A statement from G4S, the firm that managed security for the London Olympics in 2012, read: "We are shocked and saddened by the tragic even that occurred at the Orlando nightclub. We can confirm that Omar Mateen had been employed with G4S since Sept 10 2007. We are cooperating fully with all law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, as they conduct their investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, families, and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy."

Mateen worked with the company since 2007. It takes on public contracts and has done work with the US government.

They have provided security personnel for the Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection at the US-Mexico border, and helped transport undocumented immigrants from urban areas.

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. 12.06.2016 11:14
Muslim Democrat Kills 50 At Orlando LGBT Nightclub: Blame "Hate Crime" ?
OMAR MIR SEDDIQUE MATEEN was born 16 November 1986 and he lives (or lived) at 2513 S 17TH ST APT 107 in FORT PIERCE, St. Lucie County, Florida, U.S.A. His voter ID number is 114484524.

He registered to vote 19 July 2006 and he is registered in the Florida Democratic Party. He is listed as Other (race).

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geral 12.06.2016 11:10
Orlando Shooting Permitted By fbi Assassins
Geral Sosbee illuminates fbi treachery Fbi fails to prevent/stop Orlando Florida killings perpetrated by
Omar Mateen, 29.

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Seana Sperling 11.06.2016 15:43
Shoot the Messenger: Blame the Victim
Victim blaming on the rise, or same as it ever was.

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Geral 11.06.2016 14:03
From the living to the ' living dead '
Geral I have the following message to people everywhere and I suggest that the truth in this post (though viewed by some with hesitancy) is 'stranger than fiction'.

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Yuk 11.06.2016 08:02
Protest of the military at the Rose Festival - Saturday 2PM
Military Boats in Portland = PROTEST

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Geral 10.06.2016 19:35
Overview & Synthesis
Fbi is Nazi Gestapo The following report seeks to summarize through many links the sorry and inhumane crimes and tactics used by the fbi against our brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors, and others caught in the fbi's Web of murderous deceit.

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Brent Herbert 10.06.2016 11:20
Identity Politics?
Life after capitalism

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Greg Williams 10.06.2016 07:09
House Passes Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Legislation; Senate Poised to Pass Bill Before July 1
The House passed Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation 297-127. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act now heads to the US Senate for approval.

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Jim Lockhart 09.06.2016 20:41
Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Speaker
Helen Jaccard, crew member on the Golden Rule speaking at a Portland event, detailing a little of the history of the ship, as well as announcing current and upcoming events during the Portland Rose Festival.

 https://youtu.be/2PtRx8Sj4lc

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Dan Roberts 09.06.2016 15:39
The Shortwave Report 06/10/16 Listen Globally!
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.

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Andrej Holm 09.06.2016 06:52
Renters Pay the Bill for Market Failure and State Failure
The extensive privatizations of the last 15 years have contributed to a market radicalization. Privatization was the door opener for the growing influence of financial market logic in housing. Cooperatives can be described as preferential tax treatment for services benefiting the common good. No permanent contribution for a supply of social housing can be expected from private investors. Developing a cooperative nonprofit sector is a necessary and feasible alternative.

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_ 08.06.2016 22:49
DNC Platform Committee Member: "No One Should Have A Gun"
excerpt from C-SPAN:
(video, 35 seconds)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbshPA3M0Tw

".... I... really don't personally think anyone should have a gun."

Bonnie Schaefer is the former co-CEO and co-chair of Claire's, a clothing and jewelry chain catering to teenage girls.

the 15-member Democratic National Committee platform drafting committee is composed (including Schaefer) significantly of corporate lobbyists appointed by the Clinton campaign and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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rt 08.06.2016 20:44
Assange – Google Involved With Clinton Campaign, Controls Information Flow
American tech giant Google is closely cooperating with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to promote the candidate, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a televised address to an international media forum.

He added that the company used the State Department as part of "a quid pro quo." "Google is an intensely Washington, DC-aligned company," the famous whistleblower said.

Assange is far from the only one to notice the link between Google and the Clinton campaign. Behavioral Psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein has pioneered research on how search engines affect elections and much more. "When one candidate is higher in search rankings &#8210; that is, looks better than another candidate in search rankings &#8210; that shifts a lot of votes to that candidate. And it's not a tiny number. It's a very, very big number of votes."

Humans are trained to believe that the higher ranking links are "better" and "truer," Epstein explained.

Last year, billionaire Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt created a little-known start-up company called The Groundwork, "the sole purpose of which is to put Hillary Clinton in office," he said. "It's a very secretive organization, super high-tech stuff, and [it's] very likely they're using these techniques that we've been studying in our research to make sure that votes are shifted to Hillary Clinton in November."

Assange claims that 80 percent of the US National Security Agency's (NSA) budget has been privatized as part of the merger between power and big business.

"There is a merger between the corporate organizations and state... 80 percent of the National Security Agency budget is privatized," Assange said, stressing that the NSA "is the core of the US deep state... There has been a smoothing out between the government and the corporations," the whistleblower said.

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Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle NY 08.06.2016 17:10
Urgent Call for Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela, August 1-8, 2016
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself by connecting with the grassroots movements at the heart of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution.

The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York invites historians, artists, videographers, writers, political analysts, and other activists who sympathize with the Bolivarian Revolution to join a delegation to Caracas, Venezuela this August. Witness:

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Greg Williams 08.06.2016 12:30
Puerto Rico Archbishop Urges Congress, Governor and Creditors to Solve Debt Crisis
Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.&#8206;

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Lone Vet 07.06.2016 19:38
COAB/CLCO And Your Money
what the hell is going on with millions of dollars for the next five years

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