CIA Celebrates Bin-Laden Killing with Fake Tweets

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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From Hardscrabble Farmer:

I don’t even know what to say about this. I take a lot of flak for pointing out that our government, with the aid and assistance of a compliant MSM, simply make up events and narratives to fit their agendas without regard to veracity or the integrity of the historical record. We live in a time when the combined technologies of the world could easily paint and almost certain truth in regards to the unfolding events of our day, more so than in any time in human history. Instead, they fabricate it. You can’t explain this away, you can’t justify it or condone it for any reason. This isn’t what they are obligated to do in the service of their nation and it’s citizens, it’s the exact opposite. They must understand that any thinking person who catches on to this is going to begin to question everything they claim. D.C. is not Hollywood or Madison Avenue. I can’t help but to shake my head every time I see another egregious example of their haughty insolence towards the people who pay their salaries.

Go ahead, tell me I’m wrong.

CIA should not have ‘live-tweeted’ Bin Laden raid, critics say

Twitter users panned the agency’s “live-tweets” of the raid that killed Bin Laden in 2011

Sunday was the fifth anniversary of the raid in Abbottabad

GUN CONTROL WILL LOWER CRIME RATES

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Hat tip Boston Bob


Question of the Day, my birthday!!

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Back in PA Mike in Economy

Too many serious QOTD’s today, soooooo… What’s the best birthday present you’ve ever gotten?


AWD WOULD BE HEART BROKEN

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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In honor of AWD, I’ve added some of his favorite GIFs below the sad news.

Kate Upton Is Engaged to Justin Verlander, Shows Off Huge Ring at 2016 Met Gala

Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander.

The 23-year-old supermodel and actress took to the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala in New York City to show off her ring.

She tells E! News that the 33-year-old Detroit Tigers pitcher asked her just before the baseball season started and she’s “excited to finally be able to share it with the world.”

E! reports that Upton and Verlander have been dating for more than three years.

As for a date for the nuptials, Upton tells E! they’re simply “enjoying the engagement period.”

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No, You Move

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by harry p. in Economy |Politics |Social Issues


Inside the Assassination Complex: Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Edward Snowden

“I’ve been waiting 40 years for someone like you.” Those were the first words Daniel Ellsberg spoke to me when we met last year. Dan and I felt an immediate kinship; we both knew what it meant to risk so much — and to be irrevocably changed — by revealing secret truths.

One of the challenges of being a whistleblower is living with the knowledge that people continue to sit, just as you did, at those desks, in that unit, throughout the agency, who see what you saw and comply in silence, without resistance or complaint. They learn to live not just with untruths but with unnecessary untruths, dangerous untruths, corrosive untruths. It is a double tragedy: What begins as a survival strategy ends with the compromise of the human being it sought to preserve and the diminishing of the democracy meant to justify the sacrifice.

But unlike Dan Ellsberg, I didn’t have to wait 40 years to witness other citizens breaking that silence with documents. Ellsberg gave the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times and other newspapers in 1971; Chelsea Manning provided the Iraq and Afghan War logs and the Cablegate materials to WikiLeaks in 2010. I came forward in 2013. Now here we are in 2016, and another person of courage and conscience has made available the set of extraordinary documents that are published in The Assassination Complex, the new book out today by Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept. (The documents were originally published last October 15 in The Drone Papers.)

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America’s New Fighting Force

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by harry p. in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

I caught this while listening to one of Stefan’s discussions with a self-professed anti-feminist (who also serves in the reserves).  It sounds like single unwed moms are being courted by the military… they are literally getting married to the state.


REDNECK CHINA CLOSET

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Via Knuckledraggin


Harry P’s Q(s)OTD

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by harry p. in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Has anyone here actually benefited or personally know anyone that has benefited from ObamaCare?

If yes, what type of person(s) are they (ie good people or freeshitters living off their neighbors)?

Personally I don’t know a single person who has benefited.  My family has seen our premiums shoot up while also seeing what was originally a very modest deductible approach the price of a very nice used car.

I don’t know anyone who has benefited but that might be partly due to the fact that the people that likely did benefit are people I choose not to associate with.

Where’s my $2500 savings?


 

MEANWHILE….IN THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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A Turkish constitutional committee meeting descended into chaos when a verbal argument between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and oppositional Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) spiraled out of control into a brawl.


Why Russia Resents Us

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Patrick J. Buchanan

Why Russia Resents Us

Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks.

Also in April, the U.S. destroyer Donald Cook, off Russia’s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, was twice buzzed by Russian planes.

Vladimir Putin’s message: Keep your spy planes and ships a respectable distance away from us. Apparently, we have not received it.

Friday, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work announced that 4,000 NATO troops, including two U.S. battalions, will be moved into Poland and the Baltic States, right on Russia’s border.

“The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the border with a lot of troops,” says Work, who calls this “extraordinarily provocative behavior.”

But how are Russian troops deploying inside Russia “provocative,” while U.S. troops on Russia’s front porch are not? And before we ride this escalator up to a clash, we had best check our hole card.

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Visa Unveils Plan To Burden Millennials With Billions In Debt

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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For anyone concerned that $800 billion in student loans over the last decade simply won’t be enough debt burden for millennials to carry, worry no more, a solution has been found.

$800 billion in new student loans in the past decade but aside from that “consumers are deleveraging”

Visa has come up with a plan to add infinitely more debt to millennials who are working diligently as bartenders and waiters: credit cards. Visa has even unveiled a detailed timeline by which they can accomplish the task.

The thought process is as follows:

First, Visa estimates that all of those minimum wage jobs will be adding up to $8.3 trillion in personal income for millennials by 2025.

 

Next, Visa believes that millennials use cards for 57% of their spending, making them an attractive “target” for massive amounts of additional debt credit card marketing.

 

And finally, as a percentage of total available users, millennials use revolving credit more than any other generation.

 

How long will it take to market the idea, sell the credit, and wait for the debt to pile up? Why, not soon after college of course. Visa estimates that if done properly, banks and other credit card issuers can have millennials saddled with billions in new debt by the young age of 28. The company even puts together a nice infographic to add to their excitement.

 

In summary, everyone can rest assured that while young millennials may not have their future mapped out quite yet, Visa and other institutions have that all taken care of for them – just make sure to pay that monthly interest.

Veganism

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by harry p. in Social Issues

So I stumbled across these 2 articles, the first is from The Economist and espouses utter fucking nonsense while eluding to govt “solutions” that mandate less meat eating.  

The 2nd is an anecdotal story (somewhat long-winded) but shows the logic of a 10yo that is lacking in most adults.

What cracks me up the most is I’ve known a few vegans and not one of them is healthy, mentally or physically. 

Why eating more vegetables is good for the environment

FILET mignon commands a princely sum on many restaurant menus. But bill-payers may not realise its true cost to the planet. Meat provides 17% of global calorific intake, but it requires a disproportionate amount of water and feed. And more land is given over to grazing animals than for any other single purpose. Overall the livestock sector accounts for between 8% and 18% of global emissions—about as much pollution as comes out the tailpipes of the world’s cars. Ruminant livestock, such as cattle and sheep, have stomachs containing bacteria able to digest tough, cellulose-rich plants. But along the way, huge volumes of gases are farted and belched too. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that the world’s domesticated ruminants annually release 100m tonnes of methane—a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

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EASY MEAT: INSIDE BRITAIN’S MUSLIM PEDOPHILE GANGS

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Posted on 3rd May 2016 by Yojimbo in Economy

Coming soon to a theater near you. Via the Gates of Vienna, from http://www.lawandfreedomfoundation.org/ The speaker in the video is Gavin Boby, who states that

1. The crimes are vicious;
2. They constitute acts of genocide, under the UN definition, against the non-Muslim native population; and
3. They invite violent lawlessness against the perpetrators, a vigilante response from relatives of the victims who see in so many cases that justice has not been done.
Get the book – Easy Meat – just released March 1, 2016.

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