Free Thought Project – by Rachel Blevins

Point Blank, TX – A Sheriff’s Deputy is currently being investigated for his role in an officer-involved shooting—but this is not the first or even second time he has been the subject of such an investigation, and his record shows that he has been suspended multiple times during his short career.

Chase Welch, 26, was hired by the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office on July 25, according to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. On his second day after joining the department, Welch shot and wounded a 48-year-old man on Aug. 6.   Continue reading “Cop Kills 2 People, Allowed to Resign, Joins New Dept, Shoots Man on 2nd Day—All in a Year”

The Economic Collapse – by Michael Snyder

On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U.S. troops will join “tens of thousands” from the South Korean military to conduct a “major military exercise” that is already triggering threats from North Korea.  Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do?  The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become.  When I first started hearing about this eclipse many months ago, I didn’t pay too much attention, but now after looking into it extensively I do believe that it is going to be quite significant.

And I didn’t even know about this major military exercise that will happen during the eclipse until today.  The following comes from MSN…   Continue reading “The U.S. Military Will Be Conducting ‘A Major Military Exercise’ On The Korean Peninsula During The Solar Eclipse”

The Intercept – by David Dayen

WELLS FARGO, THE CURRENT poster child for corporate crime recidivism, announced that three of its board members would step down at the end of the year, in a nod to the company’s many incidents of customer abuse. But, in an example of what passes for accountability in the modern age, they did not claw back any compensation from those board members. Instead, the departing board members were allowed to take an early retirement. And the replacements are either already on Wells Fargo’s payroll, or come from close corporate partners.

Stephen Sanger, who only took over as chair of the board of directors after the resignation of CEO and chair John Stumpf last year, will step down Jan. 1, along with two colleagues, Cynthia Milligan and Susan Swenson. The trio are among the bank’s longest-serving board members; Milligan joined in 1992, Swenson in 1998, and Sanger in 2003. And all three served during Wells Fargo’s decade-plus practice of instituting fake accounts to goose sales growth, not to mention recent revelations of nickel-and-diming mortgageborrowersauto loan customerssmall business owners, and investorsContinue reading “Wells Fargo Reshuffles Board With Scandal-Ridden Insiders”

The College Fix

The Berkeley area teacher who pummeled a white nationalist last year, and just recently was arrested on assault charges for that attack, is claiming that “standing up to fascism is not a crime.”

By Any Means Necessary’s Yvette Felarca, who teaches in the Berkeley Unified School District, said at her arraignment that “Standing up against […] the rise of Nazism and fascism in this country is not a crime,” and added “We have the right to defend ourselves.”  Continue reading “Teacher arrested for assaulting white nationalist: Violence against far-right ‘not a crime’”

Liberty Blitzkrieg – by Michael Krieger

It doesn’t take courage to denounce Nazism. Moreover, it appears many of the people incessantly proclaiming how anti-Nazi they are, happen to be the same folks who have the most to answer for when it comes to all sorts of transgressions against the world over the past couple of decades. That said, I’ll give my my quick two cents on the Nazi, white supremacist hysteria currently being amplified by the corporate media.

The general proclivity to obsess about how one’s group, whether it be a nation, political tribe, or race/religion is superior to all others represents such a immature and unconscious way of seeing the world, it’s really is hard for me to believe so many people still see reality through such a lens. This type of thinking tends to attract very insecure people. People who cannot look at themselves individually and be proud of the person they see. As such, they scurry around looking for a group with an established superiority myth which they can then latch themselves onto in order to feel better about themselves.  Continue reading “Nazi Fears and ‘Hate Speech’ Hysteria are Being Amplified to Attack Civil Liberties”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Trump ignited a political firestorm yesterday during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was “blame on both sides” for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend.

Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based “public relations firm specializing in innovative events” to serve as agitators in counterprotests.  Continue reading “Why Was This ‘Crowd Hire’ Company Recruiting $25 An Hour ‘Political Activists’ In Charlotte Last Week?”

Mish Talk

Ian Narev, the CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation’s largest bank is set to step down amid money laundering charges.

Money laundering is big business in Australia because regulations do not cover lawyers, real estate agents, accountants, and CEOs ignoring warnings from police.

Despite the obvious problem, it’s cash itself that gets the blame.   Continue reading “Money Laundering Scandal at Australia’s Largest Bank Triggers Another Call for Ban of Cash”

KKK leader seeking Charlottesville rally has history as FBI informant

June 6, 2017 – The contingent of the Ku Klux Klan that has applied to hold a July rally in Charlottesville is reportedly led by an FBI informant who has been charged in the stabbing of another Klan member.

In December, authorities in North Carolina arrested Chris Barker, the self-identified leader, or “imperial wizard,” of the Loyal White Knights of the KKK, based in Pelham, North Carolina. That same group has applied to hold a rally on the steps of the Charlottesville Circuit Court on July 8, as first reported by The Daily Progress on Monday.

Continue reading “KKK leader has history as FBI informant”

Huffington Post – by Alexander C. Kaufman

Mark Cuban on Wednesday condemned a federal agency’s plan to give a pharmaceutical company controlled by a Chinese billionaire exclusive rights to a new liver cancer treatment developed with U.S. government researchers.

The Dallas Mavericks owner, himself a billionaire, told HuffPost the decision “ignored” the need to use taxpayer-funded research in a way that advantages Americans.

“USA inc has got to start operating in the best interests of all of us shareholders,” the “Shark Tank” host wrote in an email, after retweeting a link to a HuffPost report on the licensing plans. “Our taxes should be an investment that expects a financial and social return.”

Continue reading “Mark Cuban Slams U.S. Plan To Give Chinese Billionaire Monopoly On Cancer Drug”

The College Fix – by Matthew Stein

Anthropology course will explore ‘coming to terms with white identity’

Stanford University is slated to offer a class this fall called “White Identity Politics,” during which students will “survey the field of whiteness studies” and discuss the “possibilities of … abolishing whiteness,” according to the course description.

Citing pundits who say “the 2016 Presidential election marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States,” the upper-level anthropology seminar will draw “from the field of whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions.”   Continue reading “Stanford University course to study ‘abolishing whiteness’”

Miami Herald – by Steve Bousquet

A high-ranking Florida Highway Patrol official wants every trooper under his command to write at least two more tickets an hour, an order a key legislator says is against state law.

“The patrol wants to see two citations each hour,” Maj. Mark Welch wrote in an e-mail to the troopers in an eight-county region based in Tallahassee that includes nearly 100 miles of Interstate 10. “This is not a quota; it is what we are asking you to do to support this important initiative.”
Continue reading “Highway Patrol tells troopers to write 2 tickets an hour, but ‘this is not a quota’”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Perhaps The Burning Platform summarized the idiocy of Philadelphia’s soda tax better than anyone to date:

In a shocking development, the Philadelphia soda tax is a big fucking fail. Who could have predicted that. Democrat government drones and their brain dead minions are so desperate for money to fund their gold plated union pensions and bloated salaries, they lie, cheat and tax the poor into oblivion. Result: lost jobs, further impoverished poor people, no help for children, more closed businesses, and a further hole in the city budget. But at least the city union workers can keep their gold plated pensions – for now. Maff is hard for liberals, but it always wins in the end. 

Continue reading “From Coke To Coors: Philly Soda Tax Leading To Alcoholism As Beer Now Cheaper Than Soda”

Vigilant Citizen

An apocalyptic horse with glowing red eyes welcoming visitors? Check.

Nightmarish murals? Check.

Strange words and symbols embedded in the floor? Check.

Gargoyles sitting in suitcases? Check.

Runways shaped like a Nazi swastika? Check.   Continue reading “Sinister Sites – The Denver International Airport” – by Emily Waltz

Genetically engineered salmon has reached the dinner table. AquaBounty Technologies, the company in Maynard, Massachusetts, that developed the fish, announced on 4 August that it has sold some 4.5 tonnes of its hotly debated product to customers in Canada.

The sale marks the first time that a genetically engineered animal has been sold for food on the open market. It took AquaBounty more than 25 years to get to this point.  Continue reading “First genetically engineered salmon sold in Canada”