Thursday, August 13, 2015

White Supremacy Site "The Burning Platform" Stirs Race Hate For Profit : Part 1

Disgraced, failed former "shock jock" convicted of sexual harassment now in the business of churning out race hate for fun and profit   

THE 5TH ESTATE
By Robert S. Finnegan
08/07/2015

It is one thing to race-bait simply because you are a racist. It's quite another to do it for profit. This is now the gig of Jim Quinn, former Rush Limbaugh protege' and ex-shock jock who specialised in bathroom humor.


Quinn
Quinn was operating as the limp half of the "Quinn and Banana Show" on B-94 FM out of Pittsburgh when he decided to smear News Director Liz Randolph on air with sexual slurs and was subsequently taken to court when Randolph sued him and the station for sexual harassment. 

Randolph won her case against against Quinn and the jury awarded her $694,000.00 which in addition to pauperising the dirtbag misogynist also accomplished his summary dismissal from the station in 2013. 


Quinn regularly refers to the National Organisation for Women as the "National Organisation for Whores." 

Classy guy.

Losing all that cash was no doubt devastating for Quinn, and he has now moved on to greener pastures and more lucrative endeavours: race baiting for profit.

Below is a sample of some of the garbage Quinn runs on The Burning Platform, a home for racists, cross-burning white supremacists and other various and sundry illiterate scum and bottom-dwellers:




Quinn provides a "platform" for his readers to spew racist diatribe, drawing in white trailer-trash filth who obligingly fill his coffers with donations and who he openly admits he makes his living off of now. Who ever said racism doesn't sell?

A sample of some of the trash from his hood-wearing sycophants:




It is also striking to note that this confirmed misogynist stacks and packs his website with soft-porn advertising showcasing beautiful babes. After all, if it contributes to the coffers minor details may be overlooked. 

While most shock jocks are not well known for being pleasant or pillars of morality, Quinn is definitely bottom of the barrel; a washed-up, dried-up has been that has now been reduced to fishing in the sewers for his dinner.

Part 2 of this report will consist of the public records The 5th Estate has dug up on this piece of garbage.


Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative journalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He may be reached at rsfinnegan@gmail.com; +62-819-0531-2666



WAYNE MADSEN : Partners in Crime - NSA, U.S. Justice Department, Telecom Firms

Telecom firms will pay a heavy price for allowing NSA to spy on paying customers  

WAYNE MADSEN REPORT
By Wayne Madsen
08/10/2015

The so-called USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 is a placebo law designed to placate certain ignorant and uninformed quarters in America concerned about the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of "metadata" on individuals. 


U.S. telecoms continue to aid and abet NSA spying
The USA FREEDOM Act, which is a ridiculous-sounding "backronym" that actually stands for "Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act," is a ruse designed to continue ad infinitum NSA’s illegal surveillance. Essentially, the law does nothing as advertised in its backronym. NSA has cleverly transferred the responsibility for bulk collection of telecommunications data to the telecommunications companies that have long been partners in crime for the NSA’s continuing blatant violation of the U.S. Constitution. 


In fact, the telecommunications companies have become so involved in NSA’s bulk collection programs, they have been given NSA code names. For example, AT&T is known by the cover term FAIRVIEW. Verizon is known as STORMBREW. Other NSA corporate partners have code names like ARTIFICE, LITHIUM, SERENADE, and STEELKNIGHT.

The USA FREEDOM Act has merely put the imprimatur of legality on the previous and more draconian USA PATRIOT Act, enacted after the 9/11 terrorist attacks by a Congress willing to trade liberty for a false sense of security. The PATRIOT Act opened the door for warrantless eavesdropping of communications by NSA – an illegal operation code named STELLAR WIND.

NSA was angling for warrantless eavesdropping even before 9/11. Thanks to courageous NSA whistleblowers like former Chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications Joseph Nacchio, AT&T engineer Mark Klein, former NSA system architect William Binney, NSA senior executive Thomas Drake, and NSA employees Kirk Wiebe, Russell Tice, and Edward Snowden, it is now known that NSA was bent on massive bulk collection of personal data prior to 9/11. The terrorist event merely served as an opportunity for the NSA to turn its foreign intelligence apparatus on the American people.




Officials of the NSA requested warrantless wiretapping from the chairman of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC) at a meeting at NSA headquarters on February 27, 2001, seven months before the 9/11 attack. Nacchio turned down NSA’s request and suffered the consequences from an American security state intent on punishing those who refuse to assist in implementation of a total surveillance society. The stunning revelation about NSA’s pre-9/11 demand was recently made by former Qwest Chairman and CEO Nacchio, who also served as President George W. Bush’s NSTAC chairman. Nacchio cited court documents from the government's retaliatory 2005 case against him for insider trading of Qwest stock.

In response to NSA's request for his firm’s assistance in surveillance, Nacchio asked the agency representatives if they had a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant. The reply was no. Nacchio then asked them if they had presidential executive authority. The answer was again no. Although Nacchio also served as chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications, his refusal to provide NSA with warrantless wiretapping of Qwest lines was made more significant in his role as NSTAC chairman. Other NSTAC members quickly followed suit in rejecting NSA's request. They included AT&T, SBC Communications, Sprint, Bell South, Verizon, WorldCom, and others.


The Bush administration retaliated against Nacchio by indicting him for insider trading in 2005, five days before the expiration of the statute of limitations. 

Rather than try Nacchio in the Southern District of New York, where the alleged trades were made, or the Northern District of New Jersey, where Nacchio resided, the Department of Justice went judge shopping and decided to indict in Denver, the location of Qwest's corporate headquarters. 


George Nottingham, the judge chosen, was in a blackmailable position suitable for NSA’s plan to retaliate against Nacchio and make him an example for any other telecommunications company intent on refusing NSA’s dictates.

After trying and sentencing Nacchio to prison, Nottingham resigned after he was accused of obstruction of justice involving his payments to prostitutes and strippers. It was clear that NSA, which operates a large signals intelligence processing center in Aurora, near Denver, was aware that Nottingham had personal problems that could be exploited by Justice Department prosecutors. And that is exactly what happened when Nottingham disallowed Nacchio's defense team's evidence of NSA's attempt to get Nacchio to break the law in 2001 by permitting unlawful intercepts. The NSA wanted to make Nacchio an example for all the other telecommunications CEOs and the gambit succeeded. As a result, the Bush administration discovered that its warrantless program code named STELLAR WIND had the full support of the CEOs who fell in line after 9/11. The Bush administration, backed by the succeeding Obama administration, granted all the telecommunications companies involved in STELLAR WIND with unlimited immunity from future criminal and civil liability involving the illegal surveillance programs carried out by NSA.

It is believed that NSA also requested Nacchio to have Qwest's European subsidiary hire certain employees for unspecified purposes. As a result of Edward Snowden's revelations, it is now known that NSA's and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), launched Operation SOCIALIST by implanting engineers inside Belgacom's switching centers in Brussels to conduct illegal wiretapping.




Nacchio served six years at the federal penitentiary in Schuykill, Pennsylvania. He was released in 2013. Nacchio maintains his innocence and says that he was selected for prosecution by a Justice Department willing to retaliate for his refusal to follow NSA's orders. 

Nacchio also cited court records showing that he was originally lured to NSA in February 2001 to supposedly meet with General Michael Hayden, NSA's director. Hayden never showed up for the meeting as it was a ruse to get Nacchio into one of NSA's top secret rooms called a SCIF, oir Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. The meeting at NSA’s Fort Meade, Maryland complex started out with a conversations about GROUNDBREAKER, a new signals intelligence infrastructure, which, along with TRAILBLAZER, were major pet projects of Hayden. Both systems also disregarded the U,S, Constitution and NSA's own regulations against eavesdropping on U.S. citizens. NSA insiders charged Hayden with his own "insider trading" by awarding lucrative contracts to his favorite firm, SAIC – Science Applications International Corporation -- in return for a cushy job after his retirement from the Air Force. Hayden is now a business partner of Michael Chertoff, the former Homeland Security Secretary who has questionable links to Israeli firms that profited handsomely from 9/11.

Nacchio criticized the government's prosecutorial regime. He said that 98 percent of all federal indictments are plea bargained out. Of the two percent that go to trial, the government has a 95 percent win rate, which is greater than that of Nazi Germany’s government-controlled courts.


Keith Alexander will one day be occupying a prison cell alongside Bush, Obama

Rather than rein in NSA’s bulk collection of data, the USA FREEDOM Act has extended total surveillance operations to a new set of partners. They include, in addition to the telecommunications companies, information service providers like Microsoft and the "FANGs" of NSA’s data collection nets: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. In order to protect the bottom lines of these NSA surveillance corporate prostitutes, the agency has designated any information about the eavesdropping relationships to be "ECI," or "Exceptionally Controlled Information." However, as seen with the Snowden revelations, illegal surveillance by the U.S. government is only one leak away from disclosure to an increasingly angry world citizenry.

Rather than jail or threaten to jail those who reveal NSA’s insidious operations, it is the past and present directors of NSA, Hayden, his successor General Keith Alexander, and present-director Admiral Mike Rogers, who should be frog-marched off to federal prison for terms that will keep them on ice long enough for them to understand their crimes against America’s democracy.


Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. 

As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C.


Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Expanding Uranium Capacity : Report

A coincidence no doubt, just as Obama and his MSM frauds desperately need a diversion from the Syria and Clinton scandals - and magically provided by yet another hand-picked White House "expert"  

REUTERS
By David Brunnstrom
08/13/2015

WASHINGTON - 

North Korea appears to be expanding its capacity to produce uranium, which could be used to increase its stockpile of nuclear weapons, a U.S. nuclear expert said on Wednesday.


"I can't live… if living is without you…."
In a report on the North Korea monitoring website, 38 North, Jeffrey Lewis said recent satellite imagery showed that in the past year North Korea had begun to refurbish a major uranium mill in Pyongsan, a county in the southern part of the country.

"The renovation suggests that North Korea is preparing to expand the production of uranium from a nearby mine," Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, said in the report.


"One possibility is that North Korea will enrich the uranium to expand its stockpile of nuclear weapons," Lewis said.

Another possibility was that the uranium would be used for production of fuel for an Experimental Light Water Reactor under construction at its Yongbon nuclear research facility and future light-water reactors based on that model, Lewis added.

Lewis said Pyongsan was believed to be the most important uranium mine in North Korea and recent satellite imagery indicated that the Uranium Concentration Plant there was undergoing significant refurbishment.


Uncle Kim can't wait for the sequel to "The Interview" and has already expressed an interest in a making a cameo appearance

"Since 2013, most of the buildings have received new roofs," he said. "Other buildings appear to have been gutted and are now in the process of being rebuilt with new roofing." 

"The significant investment in refurbishing the mill suggests that North Korea is expecting to process significant amounts of uranium, either from the Pyongsan mine or other uranium mines."


"Hey! I can see Sarah Palin's house from here!"

North Korea has conducted three nuclear tests, the last in February 2013, and now calls itself a nuclear weapons state.


"Holy crap… if this guy ever dies or gets assassinated
on us we are toast…"
It has said it is not interested in a dialogue with the United States like that which led to a deal over Iran's nuclear program and says its nuclear capabilities are an "essential deterrence" against hostile U.S. policy.

Experts at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington predicted in February that North Korea's nuclear weapons stockpile could grow to 20, 50 or 100 bombs within five years, from an estimated 10-16 weapons at that time.


According to a Wall Street Journal report, Chinese nuclear experts warned in April that North Korea may already have 20 nuclear warheads and the capability to produce enough weapons-grade uranium to double its arsenal by next year.

Editing by Bernard Orr.



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Clinton Will Turn Over Email Server To Justice Department

No covering this up; mouldering, murdering mummy on her way to the can  

THE HILL
By Ben Kamisar
08/11/2015

Hillary Clinton will turn over her private email server and a backup thumb drive to the Justice Department, her spokesman confirmed Tuesday.


Lies won't save Clinton this time around
The news comes just hours after the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General told Congress that her email server contained emails that have now been classified “top secret.” Spokesman Nick Merrill said Clinton “pledged to cooperate with the government’s security inquiry.”

“She directed her team to give her email server that was used during her tenure as Secretary to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her emails already provided to the State Department,” Merrill said in a statement provided to The Hill.


“If there are more questions, we will continue to address them.”

The statement added that Clinton has worked with State to "ensure that her emails are stored in a safe and secure manner."

While Clinton turned over the emails she deemed work-related, she deleted a similar amount that her team said were strictly personal. 


Clinton lied about subpoena during CNN "interview"

Clinton’s use of her personal email server has dogged her since before she entered the presidential race, and some Democrats have worried that it has contributed to her fledgling poll numbers on trustworthiness.

July polling from the swing states of Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia found that the majority of voters in all three states didn’t find her honest or trustworthy. And national polls from June found the same trend.

That led to significant criticism from Republicans — specifically House Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) — who have called on Clinton to turn over her server to ensure that she didn’t delete any emails that should have been turned over.


It is ironic indeed that CNN's "interview" - meant to be a campaign ad - with Clinton turned out to be the thing that busted her

Clinton and her team have bucked those repeated calls to relinquish control of her email server, asserting that she had already turned over any email that could be related to her role as secretary of State.

“We don’t think we have to do that,” Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s communications director, said in July on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked whether Clinton needs to turn the server over to show that she’s trustworthy.

It is unclear whether those deleted emails can be retrieved from the server. 


CNN, for once, actually performed a public service in outing Clinton

Merrill emphasized that Clinton has already provided the State Department with 55,000 pages of work emails in an initial inquiry.

Reince Priebus, the chair of the Republican National Committee, slammed Clinton in a statement, saying she would "never have had a secret server in the first place" if she "really cares about transparency." 

The statement also implied her action might not satisfy concerns about the impartiality of the Obama administration's Justice Department.




"If Hillary Clinton believed in honesty and transparency, she would have turned over her secret server months ago to an independent arbiter, not as a last resort and to the Obama Justice Department," he said.

"The majority of Americans don't trust her, and they're right. She put our national security at risk for selfish reasons. She couldn't be trusted at the State Department; she certainly can't be trusted in the Oval Office."

Gowdy criticized Clinton in a statement, noting that "she refused every entreat" as the committee called on her to turn the server over. 



"Secretary Clinton's decision to prioritize her own convenience — and desire for control — over the security of our country's intelligence should concern all people of good conscience," he said.

"This is a serious national security issue, and the seriousness of it should transcend normal, partisan politics." 

Speaker John Boehner added in a statement: “It's about time. Secretary Clinton's previous statements that she possessed no classified information were patently untrue. Her mishandling of classified information must be fully investigated." 


Rice and Carney also need to be hauled in and put on the hot seat, then prosecuted and imprisoned

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released two pages of the memo sent to a handful of members of Congress that confirmed the Intelligence Community Inspector General's finding.

“This information revealed by the inspector general makes it even more important that the FBI and the State Department secure these documents,” he said.

“To date, the two agencies most critical to securing this information have failed to assure the American people that they are taking the necessary steps to protect America’s national security interests.”


Benghazi will not be the only thing Clinton will be grilled over

The State Department is also looking into Clinton’s top aides to learn whether any other unclassified information is unaccounted for, McClatchy reported.

“We will follow the facts wherever they lead, to include former aides and associates, as appropriate,” said Douglas Welty, a spokesman for the State Department’s Inspector General.

In July, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General uncovered at least four classified emails from a small batch of 40. That set off a new round of criticism from Republicans and calls for Clinton to turn her server over to an independent arbiter.



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"Complete Disaster" - U.S. Training Of Syrian Rebels Falters As Kurds Prove Combat Superiority

The very same Kurds Obama set Erdogan loose to bomb indiscriminately  

RT
08/12/2015

The US plan to train Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State is reportedly in tatters. 


Though America has not given up on the plan publicly, the military is now allegedly looking to Syrian Kurdish militias for help against the extremists.

According to a report by the Daily Beast, the failure of the US to find enough rebel candidates to create a sufficient and competent New Syrian Force has the military leadership considering other options, at least internally. Congress has already allocated $500 million for building a “moderate Syrian opposition,” but the US has only been able to train 54 individuals in total so far.


That’s a far cry from the 15,000-strong force officials envisioned when starting out. Complications included finding rebels that had enough combat experience and who would not divert their focus to fighting embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom they want to see toppled and have been struggling against for years in an ongoing civil war.

Citing unnamed defense and administration officials, the Daily Beast reported that the military hadn’t been prepared for how hard it would be to get the New Syrian Force off the ground. One official said the Pentagon “has had to temper expectations.”

Another official was much harsher, calling the training program “a complete disaster.”

“I don’t understand why we are still training, other than to inoculate criticism… [The administration] cannot admit it is a complete disaster,” the official told the outlet, adding that “no receptivity to new ideas” had arisen even after communication with the 54 US-trained rebels was cut off by militant attacks.




Consequently, the US reportedly now considers that the Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG, which numbers up to 50,000 troops, may be the country’s best bet against the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL). So far, YPG has successfully fended off IS attacks on the Kurdish town of Kobani, which many saw as an essential territory when it came under attack last year.

Including Kobani, the YPG has been able to take at least 11 villages back from IS control. One unnamed US official told the Daily Beast that “the YPG is the most effective fighting force in Syria.”

While the Defense Department has not officially declared the rebel training program a failure, there have been hints of a strategic change. In July, Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress that the US is attempting to build “a network of partners” that includes the YPG.




However, this could cause other fault lines to emerge, as US ally and NATO member Turkey has long been wary of strengthening the Kurds. The desire for Kurds in several countries, including Turkey and Iraq, to form their own independent state has caused friction with Arab governments.

As RT noted in July, along with displaying willingness to attack IS positions recently, Turkey has been mounting fresh strikes against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as well. The PKK has called for Kurdish autonomy, and is listed as a terror organization by Turkey.




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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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