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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Jimi Hendrix

crooksandliars - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 22:01

The lyrics here can be interpreted as obvious or ambiguous. I guess it's all in how you hear them. Maybe they're just all metaphors too but on Memorial Day the mood and sounds do convey a definite dread, terror and "war is hell" soundscape.

What are you listening to tonight?


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How Donald Trump's Tantrum Is Driving Up Insurance Premiums

crooksandliars - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:30

The giant toddler in the White House is doing unthinkable harm to those of us who need premium supplements under the Affordable Care Act.

In the Washington Post this morning, Greg Sargent points to cause and effect.

He spoke to Brad Wilson, the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Wilson says they will try to raise premiums by 22.9 percent next year. Under previous conditions, he says, they would have raised them by 8.8 percent, but since Trump is playing games about whether his administration is going to fund cost-sharing reductions (which subsidize out-of-pocket costs for lower-income people on the individual markets), they're asking for more.

Republicans in Congress have not appropriated the funds.

Wilson said the failure of the Trump administration and Congress to guarantee that these subsidies will continue is why rates will continue to soar.

"It must be stressed that Trump’s own stated rationale for threatening to cut off the payments is just nonsense," Sargent wrote.

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Greg Gianforte Is Just A Modern-Day Joe McCarthy

crooksandliars - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:00

Greg Gianforte won Thursday's Montana special election. Given the large number of early votes, it's not clear how much the candidate's eleventh-hour assault of a reporter affected the race, and if it did, whether it helped him or hurt him. But Democrats certainly narrowed the gap in Montana. Here was 2016 Montana election map in the presidential race:

Now here's the map of yesterday's race (which was statewide, because Montana is a sparsely populated state and therefore has only one House member):


There's a lot more blue on the special election map. In 2012, Mitt Romney won by 13. In 2016, Trump won by 20. Gianforte won by 6. If Democrats can improve on 2016 that much in less red districts, they have a real shot at taking the House in 2018.

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I'm reminded on Twitter that Gianforte has an illustrious Republican predecessor:

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Author Dwayne Lawrence's Newly Released “A Man and His Seed” Is a...

Society America PRWEB - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:00

“A Man and His Seed” from Christian Faith Publishing author Dwayne Lawrence is a potent story of a young man whose life becomes more serious and settled following the birth of his beloved daughter....

(PRWeb May 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14371175.htm

Author William Brown‘s Newly Released “Religious Crossroads” is an...

Society America PRWEB - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:00

“Religious Crossroads” from Christian Faith Publishing author William Brown is an effort to lead readers to a deeper understanding and a closer relationship with God by shedding light on issues in...

(PRWeb May 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14371190.htm

Author Vicky Lynn Thomas's Newly Released "The Three-Strand...

Society America PRWEB - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:00

“The Three-Strand Cord of Active Relational Christian Mentoring” from Christian Faith Publishing author Vicky Lynn Thomas is an affirmation of the rewards of Christian women mentoring women through...

(PRWeb May 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14371207.htm

Author Sharon Ponton‘s Newly Released “Shirley, Godfrey, and...

Society America PRWEB - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:00

“Shirley, Godfrey, and Mercy's 21 Bedtime Stories” from Christian Faith Publishing author Sharon Ponton is a collection of charming children’s stories starring three young cherubs as they begin...

(PRWeb May 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14371270.htm

Author Pamela Williamson's Newly Released "God's Image...

Society America PRWEB - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:00

“God’s Image Versus The Ugly Duckling” from Christian Faith Publishing author Pamela Williamson blasts away insecurities and feelings of worthlessness through the Word of God. Created in the image of...

(PRWeb May 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14371332.htm

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Cones Are Now A Protest For Australian Marriage Equality

crooksandliars - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 17:30

Ben & Jerry's Australia is making a stand for marriage equality Down Under.

Imagine heading down to your local Scoop Shop to order your favourite two scoops of Cookie Dough in a waffle cone. But you find out you are not allowed – Ben & Jerry’s has banned two scoops of the same flavour. You’d be furious! Don’t live near a scoop shop – no problem! You can sign up through the Equality Campaign’s website here.

But this doesn’t even begin to compare to how furious you would be if you were told you were not allowed to marry the person you love. So we are banning two scoops of the same flavor and encouraging our fans to contact their MPs to tell them that the time has come – make marriage equality legal! Love comes in all flavours!

We’re banning any same-flavour love in the fight for #marriageequality! Join us by signing petition to get Australia moving. pic.twitter.com/DV5MHOrCsZ

— Ben & Jerry's Oz (@BenAndJerrysOz) May 25, 2017

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9/11 survivor recounts experiences - SaukValley.com

Google News 9/11 Feed - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 17:29

SaukValley.com

9/11 survivor recounts experiences
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DeKALB – Vietnam veteran Chuck Carroll vividly remembers the moment American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, while he was working in the South Tower. “The building shook so hard, it nearly ...

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9/11 survivor recounts experiences - DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Google News 9/11 Feed - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 16:42

DeKalb Daily Chronicle

9/11 survivor recounts experiences
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Vietnam veteran Chuck Carroll vividly remembers the moment American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, while he was working in the South Tower. "The building shook so hard, it nearly ...

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Categories: 9/11 & False Flag

Right-Wing Yakker Insists White House Is 'Running Smoothly'

crooksandliars - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 16:00

On CNN New Day, David Gregory talked to former governor Jennifer Granholm and wingnut radio yakker Ben Ferguson about the focus of the White House war room.

"I set up war rooms because we had a national blackout or the auto industry was going into bankruptcy," Granholm said.

"You have a war room for a specific crisis. In this case the war room is because the president created the crisis. He's not listening in the war to his generals. He is creating the problem, he's created essentially a circular firing squad although he's the one pulling the trigger. That is not a great way to do a staff shakeup.

"I'd rather him see a war room, let's have a war room on the opioid crisis, let's have a war room on creating jobs in america in a global economy. Such a waste of human resources to have a war room focuses on yourself."

Ferguson wasn't having it. He insisted there was no war room.

"I talk to this White House pretty regularly and several others regularly," he said. "The idea there's been some war room that's been set up to deal with his communications or his staff -- that is just not accurate.

"The people that are saying there's a war room are not connected to this White House. They do not know what's going on in the inside. This White House has been running pretty smoothly the last couple of weeks."

(Got that? It's all been fine!)

Granholm retorted, "Because he's been out of the country."

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Former Con Ed mechanic claims work after 9/11 made him sick: suit - New York Daily News

Google News 9/11 Feed - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 15:56

New York Daily News

Former Con Ed mechanic claims work after 9/11 made him sick: suit
New York Daily News
Former Con Ed worker claims 9/11-related illness caused wrongful termination, suit alleges. Former Con Ed mechanic claims work after 9/11 made him sick: suit. BY Andrew Keshner. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Monday, May 29, 2017, 5:18 PM.

Categories: 9/11 & False Flag

Selected Articles: Trump’s “Diplomatic Getaway”: From the Middle East to Europe

globalresearch - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 14:50

President Donald Trump has concluded his eight-day trip to four countries that started in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and ended in Belgium attending the NATO and G7 Summits. In this first set of trips as President of the United States, 

Fox's Watters On Trump's Birtherism: 'I Think He Was Just Having A Little Fun At The President’s Expense'

crooksandliars - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 14:30

To no one's surprise, this is what O'Reilly's former henchman Jesse Watters believes passes for "having a little fun." I'm just curious why rocker Todd Rundgren was willing to give someone like Watters even a single minute of his time. The people who watch this garbage really do believe that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States and love Trump because he was pushing this crap, not in spite of it.

Trying to get through to any of them by going on the air with Watters is about as productive as beating your head into a wall.

Here's more on the exchange via Mediaite:

Hey, did you know that President Donald Trump’s multi-year embrace of birtherism — including his insistence that he had investigators working on the case — was all just a good-natured rib? Well, that’s what Fox News’ Jesse Watters would like you to believe.

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Ray Pfeifer, Firefighter, Voice for 9/11 Health Care, Dies - U.S. News & World Report

Google News 9/11 Feed - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 14:16

U.S. News & World Report

Ray Pfeifer, Firefighter, Voice for 9/11 Health Care, Dies
U.S. News & World Report
Ray Pfeifer, Firefighter, Voice for 9/11 Health Care, Dies. A retired New York City firefighter who spent months at the World Trade Center site digging through debris and then fought for health care for first responders even when wracked with late ...
Hero firefighter dies from 9/11-related cancerCNN
Beloved 9/11 hero, Ray Pfeifer, loses battle to cancerFox5NY
Retired FDNY firefighter dies after battle with 9/11-related cancerFox News
DNAinfo -NBC New York
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Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies - ABC News

Google News 9/11 Feed - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 14:12

CNN

Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies
ABC News
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, retired Fire Department of New York firefighter and Sept. 11 first responder Ray Pfeifer attends ceremonies where he received the key to the city at New York's City Hall. Pfeifer, who spent months at the World ...
Hero firefighter dies from 9/11-related cancerCNN
Ray Pfeifer, retired firefighter and voice for 9/11 health care, dies after cancer battleChicago Tribune
Beloved 9/11 hero, Ray Pfeifer, loses battle to cancerFox5NY
NBC New York -New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
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Joy Reid Takes Apart Lying WSJ Columnist Excusing Kushner

crooksandliars - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 13:00

As everyone except Fox "news" viewers knows, the latest twist in Russiagate concerns Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who wanted to establish a back-channel with Russia, and then lied about it on his security clearance form.

So, how did the producers of NBC's Meet the Press decide to handle their coverage of the story? With a "balanced" panel of truth-tellers and liars, of course. Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal was there to provide "balance," meaning muddy the waters and spread lots of manure on the table for the Trump administration.

Because "Both Sides."

Mr. It's-Not-My-Job-To-Fact-Check Todd was about as useful as a potted plant in rebutting any of Strassel's nonsense, but thankfully Joy-Ann Reid was also on the panel, and Reid had done her homework, as usual.

Transcript via Media Matters:

KIMBERLEY STRASSEL (WALL STREET JOURNAL): Back-channels are completely normal, they happen all the time. Reagan did them, Obama did them, everyone did. So I am not quite sure why supposedly having -- at least the president is now elected, setting up a back-channel with the Russians, is somehow out of balance.

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US/Kurds Do Damage Control After Russian Outing of Terrorist Colllusion

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:40
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Totally ignoring the spin headline- which is bizarre to say the least. Let’s just read the facts as presented.
“According to a source in the SDF command, who preferred to remain anonymous, the Kurds in cooperation with U.S forces are setting corridors to allow terrorists move towards Palmyra and other towns controlled by the Syrian government”
Normally I don’t like anonymous sources, however, this news already has corroboration. 

The Kurds & the US had cooperated to allow ISIS terrorists to move freely towards Palmyra and other towns guarded by Syrian government/SAA and allies. So much for 'fighting terrorists'

Russia outed the practice last week. Via the international media.  Russia also bombed the fleeing terrorists. The Kurds denied their dealings with ISIS.  Likely because of the very public attention given to their devious behaviour. The US had to cover it's tracks too. We'll get to the baloney that crossed the lips of Sec of Defence  James Mattis a bit later.

Covered a bit about YPG/PKK denying their usual behaviour yesterday-

flashback: Russia Outs YPG/PKK Kurds Usual Dealin' With ISIS- Free Pass from Raqqa
“Washington is attempting to lure terrorists and their families out of the city to get them eliminated with mass airstrikes either by the international coalition or Syrian troops with the assistance of the Russian AF, the source added.”If the US/Kurds know who these terrorists are.. Clearly the do since they are allowing them safe passage to go to Palmyra why not just target them where they are? Arrest them as they leave? Why even bother luring them to safety to kill them? Once they got wind of this plan why would the terrorists take up the offer?  Sorry, I find that whole luring them with safety in order to target them preposterous! What this nonsensical tale has is the stink of a cover up narrative for why the Kurds and the US have been allowing ISIS militants to leave or "shove them from one position to another" Jim Mattis
“Militants seem to have been trying to use the corridors set by the U.S. to leave for Palmyra when they were hit by Russian jets.Link
ISIS got a taste of "Russian meddling" on Thursday after Moscow received intelligence that Kurdish units affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had granted ISIS militants a "secure southern corridor" from Raqqa. Readers here already know Russia bombed the militants- Covered that yesterday and it's relinked at the flashback.


TASS
The source at the Russian Defense Ministry said that earlier the terrorists "have received an opportunity for unimpeded withdrawal on the condition they will head towards Palmyra"The free pass was given to intentionally to move terrorists to Palmyra- So much for fighting terrorists!
MOSCOW, May 27. /TASS/. Commanders of the Russian group of forces in Syria has taken measures to avert the withdrawal of the Islamic State militants from Raqqa towards Palmyra, which is located to the south, a source at the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"The data confirmed via several independent channels suggests that the commanders of Kurdish units affiliated with the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces and the leaders of the Islamic State detachments operating in the area reached an agreement on the opening of the so-called secure southern corridor," the source said.

"The terrorists have received an opportunity for unimpeded withdrawal on the condition they will head towards Palmyra," he said.Upon receiving the data, the command of the Russian forces in Syria took steps to prevent the militants’ withdrawal southwards, the source said.You may recall that quote from the Drive article (previous post)
 "If this large line of vehicles did indeed originate from al Raqqa, it is a bit surprising that they weren't identified and attacked by US-led coalition forces" Not surprising that the US led coalition didn't bomb them since a deal was made for them to freely pass- But Russia spoiled that one for the US.

Jaw flappin from  Sec of Defence Jim Mattis that will make your head spin! 

The Fight Against ISIS has shifted to "annihilation tactics" says Jim Mattis

 Shifted to "annihilation" from what?   I thought this war on terror, get ISIS, was all about annihilating terrorists &terrorism? Facetious. Or so the spin goes... Jim Mattis clears the air on that spin. It was never about annihilation, no siree, the US led coalition was simply moving terrorists around, but, now there gonna git'em all!
 "We have already shifted from attrition tactics where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them," Mattis said. " The newer strategy gives ISIS no retreat, Mattis explained.It's been obvious to me for quite some time the US has been 'shoving them (terrorists) from one position to another in Iraq and Syria-  But, they got caught , by Russia, "shoving from one position to another", in cahoots with the Kurds. Raqqa to Palmyra- Moving their terrorist proxies around.  

Which begs the question... If not terrorists who exactly has been being bombed by the US led coalition of the killing? Answer.... Civilians. 

The widespread bombing has always been the catalyst for the weaponized refugee movement and the annexation of Iraqi and Syrian territory in order to remake the region. Israel and Israel 2.0 aka greater Kurdistan. Yinon. And more. As has been discussed here for years.

The US is going to change tactics? And really fight terrorists?  I don't think so! 

 From earlier:
MI5 Investigates Itself Over Manchester Bombing Connections & Knowledge
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The West Spreading New Wave of Feel-Good Movies and False Hopes

globalresearch - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:48

Watch blockbuster movies from the “south” and chances are you will start to believe that the world is not really such a desperate place. Perhaps you might even get convinced that under the present imperialist and turbo-capitalist global arrangement things

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