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Truth serum? New CIA 'torture program' docs shed light on post-9/11 'Project Medication'

2 hours 33 min ago

Preview A CIA report obtained by the ACLU lays bare the details of the agency's "enhanced interrogation" program, including tactics so disturbing even CIA agents were reluctant to implement them.
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Want to be a #Resistance hero? Just get fired by Trump

2 hours 48 min ago

Preview No matter how shady a Washington swamp-dweller’s history, it can be whitewashed overnight if they happen to oppose President Donald Trump – or even serve in his administration and get fired.
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Zero visibility touchdown: Chilling cockpit VIDEO shows Belavia pilots landing plane in thick fog

3 hours 53 min ago

Preview An unnerving cockpit video of a Belavia plane landing at Minsk Airport in near-zero visibility conditions caused by heavy fog is making the rounds online.
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Real Madrid appoint Santiago Solari as permanent manager

4 hours 11 min ago

Preview Argentinian coach Santiago Solari has been appointed Real Madrid manager on a permanent basis until June 30, 2021.

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You forgot Hindus: Trump roasted over Diwali tweet

4 hours 40 min ago

Preview US president Donald Trump lit the traditional Diwali lamp at the White House and tweeted a greeting to the celebrants, only to have Twitter light into him instead over forgetting Hindus, the biggest group celebrating the festival!
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Porkins Policy Radio episode 165 Patrick Knowlton on Vince Foster and Brett Kavanaugh

4 hours 42 min ago

This week Patrick Knowlton joined me to talk about his decades long fight to expose the truth behind the murder of Vince Foster. Patrick talked about what happened on the night of of July 20th 1993 when he stopped to use the bathroom in Fort Marcy Park. Patrick discussed what he saw that night. Patrick talked about his treatment by the FBI and what would became the Fiske Report. Patrick explained how his statements were distorted. Later Patrick talked about his interactions with journalist Ambrose Evans Pritchard.

In the second hour we discussed Ken Starr’s investigation (or cover up) into Foster’ death in more detail. Patrick talked about his numerous interactions with newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Patrick talked about Kavanaugh’s attempts to discredit him in front of the grand jury with. Patrick touches on how Kavanaugh built his career out of the Vince Foster case. We also discussed the idea that this investigation did more to protect the Clinton’s than go after them. We wrap up by discussing the legacy of the Foster case and why it continues to be a third rail which no one goes near.


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Show Notes:


20 page addendum to Starr Report

Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh and his ongoing cover-up of the murder of Vince Foster

Failure of the Public Trust: Proof of FBI and OIC Cover-Up in the Independent Counsel’s Probe

Failure of the Public Trust Exhibits

As If It Never Happened: Stories of a young boy’s secrets, fears, love, and loss

Kremlin’s long arm? Norway says it’s ‘aware Russia jammed’ GPS after glitches at massive NATO drills

13 November, 2018 - 23:23

Preview The Norwegian military have accused Russia of meddling with the Scandinavian nation’s GPS during NATO’s Trident Juncture military drills – a day after similar, evidence-free allegations came from Finland’s PM.
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‘Unlike us, Elon Musk is using old tech’: Russia shows off reusable NUKE ENGINE for Mars mission

13 November, 2018 - 23:21

Preview A leading Russian space research center has posted a video of its nuclear-powered rocket, that will be able to land on Mars after seven months, and can be re-launched into space just 48 hours after landing.
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Kadyrov says 5yo Chechen can repeat 4,100 push-ups after ‘world record not recognized’ (VIDEO)

13 November, 2018 - 23:21

Preview Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says five-year-old Rahim Kurayev – dubbed the “Chechen Schwarzenegger” – can repeat his “world record” of 4,105 push-ups without stopping after the feat was reportedly not officially recognized.
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US records 17% spike in hate crimes, African-Americans & Jews most targeted

13 November, 2018 - 23:09

Preview The US has seen a 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017, with the majority of reported incidents targeting African-Americans and Jews, according to the FBI's annual Hate Crimes Statistics report.
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Ohio hospital put on lockdown over possible active shooter situation

13 November, 2018 - 22:24

Preview An Ohio hospital was put on lockdown after reports of a potential active shooter situation. An "all clear" was eventually given after police searched the building floor-by-floor.
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How to Roast Coffee Beans at Home

13 November, 2018 - 21:02

By Atypical Sapien Note from Daisy:  When I saw this incredibly useful post over in the forum, I knew I had to share with you guys for two reasons: first, to show you how awesome our forum is and...

Leader of France’s ‘angry police’ found dead amid troubling pattern of officer suicides

13 November, 2018 - 20:49

Preview A policewoman who led a group that raised awareness about violence against French officers has been found dead, amid a wave of suicides in the country’s law enforcement community.
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Review – War School: The Battle for Britain’s Children

13 November, 2018 - 20:46
It isn't often that I see a film that angers and educates me in equal measure. War School: The Battle for Britain's Children is a new documentary exploring the growing peace movement in the UK, and the militarisation of British schools for propaganda and recruitment purposes. It highlights the widespread outreach and PR events run by the Ministry of Defence, and how sympathy and respect for veterans is systematically channeled into support for Britain's military-industrial complex.

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Bezos vs. the working class: Amazon’s new headquarters meets public backlash

13 November, 2018 - 20:34

Preview Amazon has named New York City and Crystal City, Virginia, as the locations for its second and third headquarters. While the move will bring billions of dollars to these areas, locals fear spiralling rents and displacement.

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‘Did he forget the American Revolution?’ Twitter gives Trump a history lesson after France insults

13 November, 2018 - 20:22

Preview US President Donald Trump’s early morning Twitter jibe at France over its historical war losses to Germany was met with ridicule on Twitter, with many reminding him that France played a crucial role in the American Revolution.
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Trump considers a cabinet reshuffle, eyes new DHS secretary & chief of staff – reports

13 November, 2018 - 20:05

Preview US President Donald Trump is again preparing to shake up his administration, eyeing removal of the Homeland Security secretary and the Chief of Staff, US media reports, citing anonymous sources within the White House.
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South African Home Affairs Minister resigns amid sex scandal

13 November, 2018 - 19:57

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, says his resignation is for national interest.

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said he had accepted Malusi Gigaba’s letter of resignation.

His office announced Gigaba’s departure on Tuesday.

The former Minister of Home Affairs was the target of supposed extortion attempts by an opposition politician after a sex video emerged following what he described as theft by hacking.

47-year-old Gigaba was Minister of Finance from March 2017 to February 2018. He had defied calls to resign following allegations of lying under oath and a leaked sex video

Baruch Spinzoa: War corrupts civil society

13 November, 2018 - 19:50


Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Baruch Spinoza: Men shouldn’t choose slavery in time of peace for better fortune in war

Baruch Spinoza: Peace is not mere absence of war

Baruch Spinoza: Tyrants and war for its own sake


Baruch/Benedictus Spinoza
From Tractatus Politicus
Translated by R.H.M. Elwes

Besides, in war, there can be no greater or more honourable inducement to victory than the idea of liberty. But if, on the contrary, a certain portion of the citizens be designated as soldiers, on which account it will be necessary to award them a fixed pay, the king will, of necessity, distinguish them above the rest – that is, will distinguish men who are acquainted only with the arts of war, and, in time of peace, from excess of leisure, become debauched, and, finally, from poverty, meditate nothing but rapine, civil discord, and wars. And so we can affirm, that a monarchy of this sort is, in fact, a state of war, and in it only the soldiery enjoy liberty, but the rest are slaves.


[E]veryone that judges things fairly will admit, that that dominion is the most durable of all which can content itself with preserving what it has got, without coveting what belongs to others, and strives, therefore, most eagerly by every means to avoid war and preserve peace.


They who can treat secretly of the affairs of a dominion have it absolutely under their authority, and, as they plot against the enemy in time of war, so do they against the citizens in time of peace.


The emoluments of the senators should be of such a kind, that their profit is greater from peace than from war. And therefore let there be awarded to them a hundredth or a fiftieth part of the merchandise exported abroad from the dominion, or imported into it from abroad. For we cannot doubt, that by this means they will, as far as they can, preserve peace, and never desire to protract war. And from this duty not even the senators themselves, if any of them are merchants, ought to be exempt; for such an immunity cannot be granted without great risk to trade, as I think no one is ignorant. Nay, on the contrary, it must be by law ordained, that no senator or ex-senator may fill any military post; and further, that no one may be declared general or prætor, which officers we said were to be only appointed in time of war, whose father or grandfather is a senator, or has held the dignity of senator within two years. Which laws we cannot doubt, that the patricians outside the senate will defend with all their might: and so it will be the case, that the senators will always have more profit from peace than from war, and will, therefore, never advise war, except the utmost need of the dominion compels them. But it may be objected to us, that on this system, if, that is, syndics and senators are to be allowed so great profits, an aristocracy will be as burdensome to the subjects as any monarchy. But not to mention that royal courts require larger expenditure, and are yet not provided in order to secure peace, and that peace can never be bought too dear; it is to be added, first, that all that under a monarchy is conferred on one or a few, is here conferred upon very many. Lastly, the burdens of a monarchy spring not so much from its king’s expenditure, as from its secret policy. For those burdens of a dominion, that are imposed on the citizens in order to secure peace and liberty, great though they be, are yet supported and lightened by the usefulness of peace. What nation ever had to pay so many and so heavy taxes as the Dutch? Yet it not only has not been exhausted, but, on the contrary, has been so mighty by its wealth, that all envied its good fortune. If therefore the burdens of a monarchy were imposed for the sake of peace, they would not oppress the citizens; but, as I have said, it is from the secret policy of that sort of dominion, that the subjects faint under their lord; that is, because the virtue of kings counts for more in time of war than in time of peace, and because they, who would reign by themselves, ought above all to try and have their subjects poor…

Trump is vulgar, but EU has always been under US heel – George Galloway

13 November, 2018 - 19:50

Preview Dominating Europe and the wider world has always been America's end goal. US President Donald Trump, with all the insults he's flinging at the EU, is simply putting it straight, former Labour MP George Galloway told RT.
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