Thursday, March 23, 2017
The debate over illegal aliens, or undocumented immigrants, like all other debates in the mainstream media ignores some of the most basic fundamentals including the fact, yes fact, that this is part of class warfare that leads to virtual slavery and that a large portion of immigration policy is designed to enable rich people to profit by suppressing wages for workers both in the USA and abroad.
The alternative media outlets often catch some of the most important aspects of this much better but they often either miss some of it as well or fail to repeat it very often although they trying to do a much better job.
First of all, for all practical purposes, laws are created by the rich primarily for the benefit of the rich and so-called democracy has been turned into a farce, largely because the media has consolidated into six oligarchies that control over ninety percent of the news nationwide. That means that these oligarchies can rig elections by refusing to cover grassroots candidates and only covering those that cater to their interests. Since one of the leading requirements to getting elected is name recognition this simple method is enough to rig elections so only corporate puppets have a chance.
Our caste system usually doesn't seem quite as blatant as the Indian caste system, which until recently they openly admitted existed, and now only pretend they're trying to get rid of; but it doesn't take much research to realize that it is almost as blatant and that different classes of people that aren't quite as clearly defined exist for different purposes and that the vast majority of benefits for our economic system is designed to go to the rich in a state of virtual slavery that seem almost like a democracy assuming people are complacent and don't read alternative media outlets.
This may not be an intentional well planned conspiracy; but when less than one percent of the population controls all the most powerful institutions the results are the same; and there are smaller conspiracies within these institutions that are exposed on a routine basis. However if you don't check alternative media outlets they'll be quickly forgotten if they're reported at all.
Donald Trump is, of course, one of the most obvious and hypocritical people on this issue, and it doesn't take much research to learn that Hillary Clinton isn't much better, assuming your not a cult follower of one of these plutocrats. They both came up with rhetoric that sounds good to the voters that they were trying to attract during the election; but there were many times, including polish construction workers, Mar-a-Lago guest workers, illegal models and more additional examples than most researcher can come close to reporting on where Trump was doing exactly what he was campaigning against. Hillary Clinton is no better; she supported the coup in Honduras when she was secretary of state, which lead to the assassination of an environmental activists; opposed an increase in the minimum wage in Haiti from thirty one cents an hour to sixty one cents an hour, said that immigrants from these countries "had to go back" while pretending to defend human rights; and voted for the fence and some of the other policies Trump supports as Senator. She is also involved in more scandals than many if any researchers can keep track of.
The media only covers corrupt candidates guaranteeing that we only get corrupt politicians!
Allowing illegal immigrants into this country so that they can hire them at low wages and ensure that they have little or no rights to complain is routine. This enables the rich to get low wages in this country both from these suppressed wages and by using competition to force legal workers to settle for less. If illegal aliens complain they can be deported. They're intentionally creating a class of people who have no rights and using them as scapegoats for their own crimes.
Cabinet members have been repeatedly derailed because they've been caught hiring illegal aliens as housekeepers and nanny's and on some occasions they've created scandals but approved them any way or withdrew them for other reasons like Puzder who was exposed for this but didn't withdraw until it was also reported that he abused his wife as well. This is routine; I wouldn't even know where to hire an illegal alien to clean my house but rich people seem to have no problem whether they set up a network to find them or not.
This is justified because they pretend these laws are created by a democracy. In a democracy the people impacted by decisions have a right to the information they need to participate in the decision making policies and then they can vote on it. Immigrants have no such rights and many of them come from countries that are being oppressed by allies of the United States government. Even when they're in their own country and the United States government decides to sell weapons to tyrants that are used to oppress their own people they're not involved in the decision making process.
When the United States supported coups or attempted coups in Chile, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, El-Salvador, Nicaragua, Iran, Vietnam and many other places they never allowed the people of these countries to vote on their efforts to oppress them!
Is this what we should call democracy?
If we're the defender of the free world shouldn't we be trying to ensure that as many people as possible that are impacted by policies, both foreign and domestic are informed accurately about these policies and their concerns should be addressed to the best of our ability? We might not be able to accomplish all of this overnight but the political establishment isn't even trying; instead of improving things they're relentlessly pushing voter suppression laws that infringe on the rights of immigrants, poor people, minorities, the working class and anyone that challenges the rights of the oligarchy.
Outsourcing is, of course another aspect of this. We grow subsidized cotton here in the United States ship it overseas, sometimes as far as Pakistan, pay guards, abusive managers, and union busters in those countries who oppress the people that actually make products without paying the workers and local workers have to compete with that so their wages are suppressed as well. As Bob Ortega reported Kathie Lee Gifford got three percent of the revenue of her clothing line for sponsoring it but the workers who produced the quality were abused on only got less than one percent. We're supposed to believe that she's a good person because she gives ten percent of the money she stole from workers and consumers to charity. Yes I say, stole because for a all practical purposes that is what she did although they create propaganda that makes it seem justifiable. When they send advertising expenses through the roof while cutting manufacturing expenses to the bone the people that create deceptive ads aren't providing benefits to consumers they're committing fraud, or at least this would be clear if the scam artists weren't controlling the propaganda!
Sometimes they hardly even pretend it isn't slavery as bad as it was before the Civil War; and amazingly the government claims they can do nothing according to several reports including the following:
For one reason or another these stories are rarely if ever reported in the mainstream media but once you suspect that this might be happening it doesn't take much searching to find more stories that are similar including the following couple of additional stories that are just as bad:
Virtual Slavery Indian workers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were packed into cramped dormitories and forced to work 16-hours, six days a week, for less than minimum wage. When they complained, they were patrolled by armed guards. 06/11/2002
Despite U.S. laws, thousands still virtual slaves in America 12/13/2009
Both the Obama and Bush administrations allegedly claim that there's nothing they can do about it in these reports, and even the media outlets that report on it keep their reporting to a minimum and allow the stories to be quickly forgotten so it is hard to believe they're doing as much as they can although we should be thankfully for them for providing the reports and giving grassroots organizations a chance to pressure the government. We certainly can't expect the Trump administration to even pretend to care about it but there's no doubt that if any of these presidencies wanted to do something they could. The problem isn't that they can't do anything it is that they don't wast to!
The government routinely behaves like a fully owned subsidiary of campaign contributors!
Our government isn't accountable to voters; they're only accountable to donors, and the media that protects them by refusing to cover grassroots candidates that might actually try to do a good job!
Amazingly the members of the ruling class that are robbing everyone blind have the gall to claim that illegal immigrants are the ones responsible for all the crime in America!
Statistics can easily be misrepresented, and politicians routinely do just that but The Southern Poverty Law Center pointed out a much more reliable report by The Sentencing Project (PDF) that I'm sure will stand up to scrutiny much better than the propaganda repeated over and over by the Trump administration and the mainstream media which pretends to do a good job debunking some of the lies from Trump. This report points out that, "1. Immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than native-born citizens; 2. Higher levels of immigration in recent decades may have contributed to the historic drop in crime rates; 3. Police chiefs believe that intensifying immigration law enforcement undermines public safety; 4. Immigrants are under-represented in U.S. prisons."
This report indicates that the biggest crime illegal immigrants commit wouldn't even be a crime at all if they were allowed to participate in the decision making process like it is supposed to be in a real democracy! We call it a democracy when one group of people votes to make another group of people illegal just because they were born on the wrong side of the line and these illegal aren't offered any opportunity to defend themselves or participate in the democratic process. How much better would this be than if the most racist Nazi's voted in the forties to exterminate the Jews without letting the Jews vote? How much better would this be than if the most racists Jews vote to take away land from Palestinians without letting the Palestinians vote?
There can be no justification for this in a sincere Democracy!
Statistically foreign born people are significantly less likely to commit crimes than citizens and first generation immigrants are slightly less likely to commit crimes than US citizens! If we used reasonable justification it would be clear that the billionaires that control the government are much more likely to commit much bigger crimes yet a large portion of these crimes are considered legal; and even when they aren't legal they're rarely if ever prosecuted.
Does anyone really earn a billion dollars? Or even a hundred million dollars? Of course not, they use their connection with the government to help steal this money from the vast majority of the public and the people who pay the greatest price are the ones with the least amount of political power including immigrants!
How much is it even possible for a single person to reasonably earn? Not an easy question to answer but with this corrupt system no one is even trying to figure it out!
We live in a Corporate Kleptocracy not a Democracy! The government is controlled by a white collar crime syndicate!
The following are some additional sources and details:
Undocumented families adjust to living under the constant threat of being torn apart 03/16/2017
What Donald Trump Knew About Undocumented Workers at His Signature Tower 08/25/2016
The Story Behind Donald Trump’s Undocumented Polish Workers 02/25/2016
Andrew Puzder is just the latest Cabinet nominee with a 'nanny' problem 02/07/2017
How to Bring Down a Cabinet Nominee 01/10/2017 Four out of The latest 10 Cabinet appointees to fail failed because of hiring illegal aliens
If someone tips ICE off that I’m illegally in the U.S., will I be deported?
According to ICE, worksite immigration busts have increased tenfold over the past five years. 05/23/2009
Immigration Status Discrimination
A Few Times Donald Trump Has Allegedly Profited From Illegal Immigration 08/30/2016
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
It's been a long time since I've heard anyone in the traditional media repeat the old saying that, "The first casualty of war is the truth."
Now the media and political establishment have turned emotional appeals to intimidate anyone that dares question the reasons why veterans, who are routinely betrayed by politicians, died, into an art form, with well researched propaganda!
T. Becket Adams, who is a pundit for the Washington Examiner, made this clear when he deleted the following tweets after facing outrage from others on twitter, “Moment with SEAL's widow was moving. Also, politically brilliant. Trump insulates himself from Yemen criticism. Good luck challenging raid.” And “After that 2-minute standing ovation, who wants to be the person to state publicly that the Yemen raid yielded no benefit? Have fun with that.”
Whether you consider this tactful or not, it's reasonably accurate, and ironically, when he chose to delete his own tweets, under pressure, he helped make his own point.
(Edit after a tweet to notify T. Becket Adams he responded to inform me about an article he wrote elaborating on this incident About that moment last night with Carryn Owens, the widow of the slain Navy SEAL, 03/01/2017 which addressing the issue far better than most mainstream pundits; however it still doesn't address the many lies cited in this article and others that the traditional media rarely ever mentions.)
This is just one of the examples where high profile people were forced to delete their tweets under intimidation for questioning the narrative of this speech and similar incidents have been taking place for years including both conventions where family members of veterans who died were used for political reasons, willingly or not.
When politicians and the media use their propaganda to deceive the public into believing war is justified we're all victims of their deceit including the veterans who they betray with their propaganda who often sacrifice their lives for all the wrong reason! However preserving the lies to preserve the glory of veterans only means that more civilians and veterans will die based on lies!
The sad truth is that the political establishment has developed an indoctrination process to intimidate anyone that challenges their claims about fighting to defend our freedom. The military has also developed indoctrination methods that teach cadets to blindly believe what they're told to believe and obey orders.
I've gone into details of how most of our wars have been fought based on lies and that the claim that our veterans are "fighting for our freedom" is simply false may times; and so have numerous other people that have little or no access to the traditional media including Jacob G. Hornberger who wrote, American Soldiers Did Not Die Defending Our Freedom. Messages like this are completely absent from the traditional media; if they did manage to get onto the television they would be demonized by almost the entire political establishment. It is unlikely that they could or would use a rational argument since a close look at the history of warfare will expose many lies used to fight one war after another. This intimidation tactic successfully prevents rational review of the crimes of our political leaders; even when some of them argue against one war they routinely defend the myth that our military is being routinely used to defend freedom.
Even though I follow what I consider more progressive news outlets on the internet I rarely ever find any articles that come out and say it there either; unless I look for them specifically like Googling something like, "The myth of fighting to defend our freedom" and find numerous stories like US Troops Do Not Fight ‘To Keep Us Free’ 01/29/2014 pointing out that this is simply not true and that when Barack Obama uses veterans in his speech that were injured during the wars that he ordered on based on lies he's using his own victims to glorify his presidency, and not only are most veterans indoctrinated not to challenge this but so are almost all people.
I don't mean any disrespect to the vast majority of veterans and their families, but most if not all wars that we've been fighting for decades have been at least partially based on lies and could have been avoided. Even World War Two might have been avoided if the business community, including Henry Ford who was sympathetic to Hitler and former King Edward VIII who also supported Hitler and many others in power who appeased Hitler long before Neville Chamberlain was accused of appeasing him might have been avoided if they hadn't given him tacit approval at least, because they thought he was less of a threat than the communists.
Amazingly one of Hillary Clinton's former volunteers, or employees, Dan Grilo didn't seem to understand how this was such a propaganda master stroke which Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Barack Obama and many presidents before him routinely use and called it out, even though his own party and allies use the same tactic in a manner that was incredibly crude when he said, “Sorry, Owens’ wife, you’re not helping yourself of your husband’s memory by standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you.” Becket Adams was much more polite and accurate and his comment was still demonized so badly that he felt he had to delete it. Dan Grilo was so hypocritical and rude that the response to him was even worse, at least partially justified in this case; and he was fired from his job and deleted his Twitter account and doesn't seem to be accessible on line anymore, except for the outraged comments about him.
First of all there's no guarantee that Carryn Owens was doing this for the reasons that Grilo clearly indicated although, regrettably she was being used by Donald Trump, even if that isn't what she intended. She may well have believed in the claim that he was fighting for our freedom. The military is much more caught up in this propaganda than the rest of the population; and in most cases, when they realize they've been used many of them leave the military, at least and in some cases, they join organizations like Veterans for Peace to expose the lies of our politicians.
These should be considered the real heroes that try to prevent future warts based on lies!
Another thing that most people overlook is that there is a strong possibility that this propaganda is causing a lot of conflict within the families that they use for propaganda as well as those where some of them see through the propaganda and challenge the lies and others emotionally defend veterans by refusing to consider possibility that they might have been betrayed by their leaders; in some cases this even leads to violence or even murder.
The Owens family clearly has some disagreements, and I hope they work them out among themselves, but this may only make things worse since William Owens clearly disagreed with this mission when he said, "Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn't even barely a week into his administration? Why? For two years prior, there were no boots on the ground in Yemen — everything was missiles and drones — because there was not a target worth one American life. Now, all of a sudden we had to make this grand display?"
Did the Trump administration think about whether he was antagonizing arguments within this family or not? It appears as if his own reputation and the propaganda he used to at least try to glorify it is more important than additional damage that could be done; possibly because he doesn't think of how it could impact them any more than he seems to worry about if this raid was necessary; or if it was appropriate to do it the day after announcing the ban on seven countries possibly antagonizing allies he was relying on.
Whether or not politicians think about the damage they do their propaganda is incredibly successful and even though the evidence, assuming people are willing to look at it raises major doubts about whether or not many if any of these conflicts are worthwhile or not many of the people hurt the most by it often refuse to consider the possibility that they've been betrayed by their leaders because that would mean that they sacrificed for all the wrong reasons, not to defend freedom.
One Vietnam veteran nurse, Lynda Van Devanter, who wrote her biography seemed to have virtual admitted that she might have been in denial. At one point in her book, if I remember correctly she said that she had to believe that the war was for a good cause, because otherwise it would have meant that she sacrificed for all the wrong reasons.
Tammy Duckworth isn’t the worst when it comes to denial about the reasons for war and she’s not the strongest proponent for war, claiming that she wants to remind people “what the true costs of war are” when they “start beating the drums of war,” and she opposes air strikes in Syria; however a closer look may raise doubts about how strong her opposition to war is and if she really is questioning all the reasons for past wars or the activities that might st the stage for the next war and more after that.
What makes her more worth reviewing is that she does a much better job making it seem as if the glorification of war is justified and that all veterans are heroes that should be commended for “fighting for freedom,” even when this isn’t what they’re always doing.
It doesn’t look good to question the political positions of a double amputee when it comes to war propaganda; but that could be all the more reason why someone should if her opposition to some war could make it seem as if others that she might speak out for are worthwhile. Also Rep. Duckworth was one of the first congressmen to join the 'Ready for Hillary' movement in November of 2013 even though Hillary Clinton is one of the most outrageous among Democrats when it comes to supporting unjustified wars and her record as Secretary of State is outrageous from the point of view of anyone that opposes unjustified wars.
This is a strong and common sign that many progressives in congress may not be nearly as progressive as they pretend to be. How can you claim that your against unjustified wars or any other progressive position then turn around and endorse the worst candidate when it comes to those issues and often even fund raise for those candidates?
The congress is full of phony progressives that do exactly this; which enables them to come up with an enormous amount of propaganda indicating that they’re for progressive causes that inevitably fail partly because of the candidates they support opposing it!
Like many other phony progressives, her sounds much better than her actions and a closer look at her record raises even more doubts, even if she is a double amputee. I can’t rule out the possibility that she believes a lot of her own claims; she has been raised in the military and lived with this propaganda all her life judging by her own account. However, the glorification of veterans doesn’t change the fact that they’ve been betrayed by their leaders and they fight one war after another for lies not to “defend freedom.”
She describes her own beliefs in the following excerpts:
Her reference to “the misery of training” is a clear reference to boot camp where cadets are typically hazed and intimidated with rigorous training designed to teach them to blindly obey orders and, as she indicated develop a sense of loyalty among cadets; however this loyalty is often based on an environment of intimidation. Strict obedience to authority is routine in the military and they’re taught to believe what they’re told and not to challenge the claims from superiors. This is what enables political leaders and generals to lead us into war based on lies one time after another.
The claim that they “never leave anyone behind” sounds good; but it has never been true. Nor should it necessarily, if it means losing even more men than they might be able to retrieve; which brings us to her claim that they should “never put a service member in harm’s way without understanding the cost,” which not only sounds good but it is good, regrettably this doesn’t happen either.
Recently she said that she was opposed to the Iraq war; however this clearly didn’t go so far as to refuse to serve in it, which would have saved her legs. Apparently she was “working towards a Ph.D. in political science at Northern Illinois University,” when she was deployed to Iraq in 2004. If she already had political ambitions at this time it might explain why she wouldn’t want to refuse to fight in a war that she now claims that she opposed. By that time both Scott Ritter and Mohamed ElBaradei had reported that there were no weapons of mass destruction which was the justification for fighting this war, and they turned out to be right.
They had plenty of reason to believe that the war wasn’t worth the cost and refuse to go, since it was based on lies; but she didn’t do that. Nor did she have any doubts about Hillary Clinton later when she was among the first to endorse her. During the same interview, I think it was All In With Chris Hayes March 1st, she also said, or implied, that there should never be any doubt about veterans who sacrificed for their country like William “Ryan” Owens, or that they were fighting for freedom. It's not their fault that their leaders lied to them but regrettably when one war after another is based on lies they're simply not "fighting for our freedom!"
Her alleged opposition to the Iraq war, to the best of my knowledge, like Trump's opposition, wasn't made public until after even the mainstream media had to admit that the premise for the war was false. When it was going on she obeyed orders without question, and when it suited her propaganda purposes, including at the Democratic convention said she "started that day doing what I loved" which helps support the glorious image of camaraderie that the military often tries to portray as part of their effort to glorify the troops; and after her accident "surviving only because my buddies refused to leave me," which also supports the military image. However if she hadn't been fighting a war based on lies there never would have been a reason to lose her legs in the first place!
None of this propaganda ever mentions that the image of camaraderie isn't unconditional at all, as they might imply; it is based on intimidation and the assumption that everyone goes along with the program of their leaders which is a practice drilled into their heads during boot camp and continues throughout their military career! When people question the reasons for these wars it often escalates until either they go along with the program or face some form of retaliation.
Questioning this might have weakened the image of the military in some people eyes but it would save lots of lives; and ensure that we really did only fight wars to protect our freedom!
The claim that they're defending freedom could be put in more doubt when considering the comments of Rep. Ruben Gallego at the same convention who said "When we were kicking in doors looking for insurgents in Iraq...." without considering the many stories about kicking in doors of civilians and how this almost certainly led to more anger against the United States.
Just because it's easy for those who want to forget that the war is based on lies doesn't mean the victims of the bombing done by the United States will be so quick to forgot and if Americans considered that they would understand why many of them hate us and how wars based on lies does more to incite terrorism than prevent it!
The problem is of course just because the entire political establishment puts doubts about fighting for freedom off limits doesn’t change the fact that there were no weapons of mass destruction and; more than that the United States routinely conducts activities that helped set the stage for these wars based on lies. In this case they armed Saddam Hussein in the eighties, when he was getting ready to invade Iraq the first time in the Spring of 1990 they remained silent and even when April Glaspie met with Saddam Hussein she said, “We have no opinion on your Arab – Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary (of State James) Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960′s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America. (Saddam smiles)” (As reported in Gulf War Documents: Meeting between Saddam Hussein and US Ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie and WikiLeaks, April Glaspie, and Saddam Hussein by Stephen M. Walt) And there’s an incredibly long list of additional blunders including their arming of the mujahedin which later became the Taliban and Al Qaeda and arming of both sides of the Iran/Iraq and Syrian wars and many others that no traditional politician, including Tammy Duckworth ever mentions.
Mentioning these inconvenient facts are relegated to what the mainstream media tries to portray as fringe, even when the research is far more credible and consistent than the propaganda used to promote wars based on lies. There’s little or no chance that she could get any support from the political establishment if she challenged this anymore than any other candidate that speaks out about these things; and Duckworth had plenty of support from the traditional establishment including Gov. Rod Blagojevich who she endorsed in 2006 even though she knew he was under criminal investigation; and, with or without a Quid Pro Quo after losing her first run for office she was appointed Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs by Governor Rod Blagojevich.
She began her campaign for Congress less than two years after losing her legs, which presumably helped her image thanks to the belief that veterans who sacrificed should never be questioned about whether they were really fighting for freedom. I don’t like criticizing her after this loss but her political career clearly indicates that she had high political ambitions starting before losing her legs and catered to the political establishment when it advanced her career even if it didn’t agree with the beliefs that she was campaigning on, like typical politicians.
Her performance at the VA both in Illinois and at the federal level weren’t nearly as distinguished as her campaign claims indicate. She was sued for intimidating or wrongfully firing two employees in a case that dragged on for seven years and was settled against the wishes of the plaintiffs during the 2016 election season when she was running for Senate; and another whistle blower also expressed outrage that she wouldn’t read the report when she tried to expose additional problems at the VA; and she was also responsible when a contract for over five million dollars was exposed as fraudulent.
Her record at the VA hardly seems to agree with her rhetoric or the image that is given to the vast majority of the public. Apparently “she was credited with starting a program to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and veterans with brain injury.” However trying to address PTSD without acknowledging the problems often created by the intimidating environment in the military especially during boot camp training is not likely to address the full problems. Several veteran shootings after returning have been attributed to PTSD including Ivan Lopez and Eddie Ray Routh both involved in high profile shootings and never saw combat; but they did have arguments with other veterans, which may have been related to the culture of intimidation in the military.
There's an enormous amount of denial about this subject as well reporting the majority of these shootings briefly and often only at the local level so that the vast majority of the public doesn't know how often they occur. There are also several studies indicating that veterans have greater problems with domestic violence as well including abusing both their wives and often their children too.
The government provides enormous profits for corporations that profit off of war; and they don't seem to have a problem paying those corporations, many that donate an enormous amount of money to campaigns; but the veterans run into problems pone time after another when it comes to getting treatment for PTSD or many other things.
Like many other politicians Tammy Duckworth's rhetoric and the fact that she's a disabled war veteran sound great but if you look at the history behind it it's not hard to find that it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Regrettably few if any politicians that get the support of the political establishment of the consolidated media ever do stand up to scrutiny and potential candidates from the grass roots almost never get any coverage from the media.
The Constitution doesn't say that elected officials shall be required to collect campaign contributions from oligarchies before the media will be required to provide them the coverage they need to get name recognition; however that is exactly the system we have; without full understanding or informed consent by most of the public.
We have a massive political establishment that spends an enormous amount of money and research to study how to manipulate and control the public instead of addressing their concerns as a true democracy would.
I don't like criticizing a double amputee anymore than anyone else; and before she was elected she was betrayed by the politicians that led us into war based on lies and she paid for that with her legs.
But now, for one reason or another, she's using this for political reasons, and appears as concerned about her own political career if not more than about taking care of veterans. She may have started out as a victim but she's now part of the "politically brilliant" propaganda effort; and glorifying wars based on lies indirectly, by glorifying the veterans, and demonizing anyone that points out that they weren't "fighting for freedom," will only help with the propaganda for more wars based on lies.
Her defense of Hillary Clinton, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Niranjan Shah and other members of the political establishment is far more reliable than her defense of veterans or the vast majority of the public!
At least when it counts!
The following are additional sources for some of the conclusions pointed out here:
Wikipedia: Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Investigators criticize Veterans Affairs, Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth over scandal 03/07/2016
Regarding Duckworth, who is now running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, Clarno said, “Well, you know that’s the frustration. I went to her because I am one of her constituents. I went to her numerous times, emailed many times, trying to elicit her help on what was going on at Hines. I never felt that she wanted to hear exactly what was going on, and I don’t know why.”
Clarno also said of Duckworth, ” You know, we had the facts, we had the data, Doctor Nee and I met with her back, last fall, so I brought Dr. Nee and we had piles of evidence to share with her. It was disheartening when we were at the meeting and we were talking about the O-I-G report that was done in cardiology and she had not read the report. So it was really upsetting….. I really thought going to Tammy Duckworth, that she would be the one who would stand up and say ‘this has gotta stop’.” (For Duckworth's response or additional details see article
BREAKING: Hines VA Whistleblower On Duckworth: "I Went To Her Numerous Times" 03/07/2016
Sound familiar? Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth accused of retaliation at VA 06/24/2016
Duckworth Lawsuit to Continue After Plaintiffs Reject Settlement 07/27/2017
Illinois AG: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final 07/28/2016
Dem Senate Candidate Tammy Duckworth Blasted For Wasting $5 Million As A VA Official 06/22/2016
What I Learned at War Summer 2015
Rep. Duckworth is 'Ready for Hillary' 11/11/2013
Wikileaks emails bring back Tammy Duckworth’s old political friends — Shah and Blagojevich 08/03/2016
The recent document dump that forced the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and some of her top assistants includes some interesting nuggets about Niranjan Shah – who, like Duckworth, has deep ties to Illinois’ king of corruption, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Shah, CEO of Globetrotters Engineering, was a big-time Illinois campaign donor to Democratic Party causes. He fell out of favor, however, after resigning as University of Illinois board chairman following a Chicago Tribune series exposed an admissions scandal at the university.
Influential politicians and appointees, including Shah, used their political connections to gain favorable treatment for family members and friends, according to the Tribune. Shah’s son-in-law got a job at the university thanks to Shah’s political sway.
Leaked emails show DNC officials blacklisting Shah from events at the White House. ....
“Companies associated with Shah received more than $30 million in state contracts over a five-year period while giving $53,000 to Blagojevich… Shah also hosted a fundraiser at his home for Blagojevich,” according to a story last month in the newspaper. Shah has donated $11,600 to Duckworth’s campaign, most of it going toward the U.S. representative’s House election efforts. The donor most recently wrote a check for $1,000 to Duckworth’s Senate campaign last September, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Duckworth cashed Shah’s campaign check, readily accepting the donation of a man with a checkered political past. The congresswoman, too, stood by Blagojevich, even as he was being investigated for “epidemic hiring fraud.” .... For additional details see article.
‘American Sniper’ Widow Demands Apology From John McCain For Undermining Efforts Of Fallen Navy Seal William Ryan Owens 03/0/2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Mika Brzezinski seems to have told the truth about her efforts, along with the consolidated corporate media controlled by only six oligarchies, to control what the public thinks with their propaganda. When she quickly corrected this claim saying it was obviously not what she meant many well informed people didn't fall for it, as the following article points out; and there is a growing amount of evidence including newly declassified documents (farther below) that prove the viewers that didn't fall for her weak denials were right:
Only the most credulous and complacent people might be inclined to believe that it is so "obvious" that they're not trying to control what people think if they can get away with it. If they hadn't been steadily increasing hype for decades while cutting away at the most relevant reporting then they might be able to fool many more people; but now anyone that is paying a little bit of attention must realize that something is wrong with the media.
The strongest evidence for this isn't even secret; so it is virtually impossible to dismiss it as fringe conspiracy theory; although the traditional media rarely ever discusses it. Well over ninety percent of national media is now controlled by six oligarchies. This means that a small fraction of one percent of the richest people control almost all the media in the country; this is exactly what the First Amendment was supposed to protect.
This is not hard to confirm and I did so in previous articles including Tracking the elite ruling class and The existence of a ruling class is undeniable! based on public information that can be easily confirmed, although the media routinely ignores it. This blatantly contradicts the intention of the First Amendment and the core principles of democracy, since the public needs access to diverse ideas and they have to hear from candidates that represent many points of view in order for democracy to be successful.
In order to get elected to any higher office the first thing any candidate needs is name recognition, then they need to convince the public that they represent their views best. With a consolidated media in the hands of six oligarchies they can prevent any candidate they disapprove of from getting the name recognition to become a viable candidate, at least for national and statewide elections in large states. They can also give the candidates they approve of in smaller local elections major advantages even if they can't completely rig all of them.
This gives them an opportunity to rig or virtually rig most elections, effectively making a mockery of the democratic process.
The only reason a large portion of the public isn't aware of it is that they're either highly complacent or not well educated and highly susceptible to propaganda. A lie repeated often enough often seems like the truth and the media, advertising industry, and political establishment is aware of this and many other manipulation tactics, which they routinely use, as indicated by pundits like Frank Luntz who virtually confesses to sabotaging democratic process for clients.
Another one of the most blatant examples of how they've been misusing this consolidation of the traditional media is how they report on how the United States is the "leader of the free world," and that they're always fighting to "defend democracy," as they often put it, but even a close look at a simple list of all the interventions that they've had since WWII or back even further, raises doubts about that; and if people look into the details of these wars it is clear that they rarely if ever fight to defend democracy but instead fight to serve the interests of many of the riches people in the world.
Regrettably many people want to believe that they're fighting to defend democracy, so they believe the propaganda that is handed to them by their government and the commercial media unwittingly help with the crimes of their leaders, that are betraying them.
A small sample of the blatantly undemocratic activities by the United States include coups in Iran, Guatemala, and Chile, the War in Vietnam after they declared independence from France, writing their own Declaration of Independence that adopted some of the principles from the United States Declaration of Independence along with similar declarations from France and much more. That war was never about Communism, which was only an excuse published in American news but the Vietnamese weren't as committed to it as local propaganda indicated. They were never inclined to invade the United States and the government we were fighting against had far more popular support from their own people than they tyrants starting with Ngo Dinh Diem an later with generals that the Vietnamese never supported because they terrorized their own people to serve the interests of US corporations.
There were major problems with most if not all the other confrontations with countries that the United States routinely demonizes including both Cuba and Iran. In both these cases their leaders do have major problems but they overthrew tyrants that were supported by the United States; and instead of trying to address their legitimate grievances the US tried to restore the same tyrannical regimes or close allies so they could continue doing the interests of US corporations. In both cases the United States was involved in more atrocities against them than they were against the US. Neither of them ever tried to invade and most if not all of the activities against the United States by them were in retaliation for attempted coups or for inspiring the invasion of Iran by Iraq. The United States supplied weapons to both sides of the Iran/Iraq War and made numerous attempts to assassinate Castro.
These have been admitted to by the United States government, although they repeat their propaganda much more often and remain silent when some of the most extreme right wingers contradict the truth with their claims accompanied by emotional appeals.
They could never do this if they didn't have a consolidated media trying to control what the public thinks.
Here are a couple lists of the interventions along with an estimate of the people that have been killed by the United States government; if anyone that is accustomed to United States Propaganda doubts this they're welcome to check the details of any given conflict with their own research, then their beliefs will be based on the quality of their own research not just US propaganda or my own claims to the contrary along with alternative media outlets.
List of countries the USA has bombed since the end of World War II as of 2011.
History of U.S. Military Interventions since 1890 up to 2014
US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II 01/29/2017
If anyone doubts the reliability of alternative media outlets that the mainstream media is now trying to portray as "Russian propaganda" they should keep in mind that many of the best ones often cite the traditional media reports that are often reported at a relatively low profile manner and declassified documents from the US government that are also often buried where most people never look at them. so in many cases they're citing actual admission from the United States government that often contradicts their propaganda.
On top of that there has been an enormous amount of additional evidence for this for decades and it continues to grow including with recently declassified documents reported by Washington's Blog, that show that even before the media consolidated into six oligarchies they were heavily influenced by the CIA. Unless people are accustomed to checking with alternative media outlets they're not likely to hear about this report and many more. Some of them might be exaggerations but I suspect that if you do your own confirmation and research you might find, as I did that a large portion of it is very reliable, often including the most important parts, while other portions are not quite so certain and some exaggeration are used to stereotype criticism and dismiss the most reliable research along with the worst.
If there wasn't a significant amount of truth to these disclosures then why haven't more diverse media reported on the many lies justifying war before they happen? Actually they have but they're only alternative media outlets considered fringe, but one time after another, they're proven to be right, after the fact, when it is to late to change it.
One of the most obvious and partially disclosed operative for the CIA working with the CIA is Anderson Cooper as disclosed in numerous relatively low profile articles including, CNN’s Anderson Cooper confronted about his CIA connections… his response may surprise you! (transcript) 11/05/2015 (video) Anderson Cooper responded to this with ridicule and acted as if something as old as the fifties is no longer relevant. If anyone that a decent reporter was interviewing responded that way they would consider it evasive and it would raise suspicions; even Anderson Cooper would have been skeptical unless he was involved in something he wanted to hide.
Anderson Cooper also responded to these claims in 2006 when he wrote about My summer job ... nearly 20 years ago 09/06/2006 in a similar way that dealt with it through ridicule and didn’t address many of the most important issues. He dismisses his internship at the CIA as just a trivial irrelevant job; however it is the only training he had before he got his first job at Channel One which should also be considered with suspicion since as I’ll explain is targeting children with indoctrination.
This article also has an enormous amount of support from the comments section complementing him. These comments came in almost immediately and if there are any critical ones a reader would have to sort through a lot of mindless fluff.
If you click on the “Add a Comment,” it says, “Comments are moderated by CNN, in accordance with the CNN Comment Policy, and may not appear on this blog until they have been reviewed and deemed appropriate for posting. Also, due to the volume of comments we receive, not all comments will be posted.” It seems too positive to me, and I although I have no evidence, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that these comments were staged to distract, one way or another. Now it is over ten years later and if you click on the “Continue to the comment form.” After receiving that message you get an error indicating that comments are closed but they don’t seem to have any beyond the first night. For all I know it may have been posted at a time when they knew that positive feedback from friendly responders could come quickly; and, I can’t even rule out the possibility that they might have censored truly critical comments. Anyone that has looked closely at the history of the CIA might understand why I can’t rule out the possibility that this is staged; but even if it isn’t it doesn’t address any of the most important issues about the problems with either the media or the CIA.
Discussion about this subject almost never makes it onto the mainstream media.
Nor do they discuss whether they ever sign non-disclosure agreements when they conduct interviews with corporations, or even with their own employers, or at least not in a high profile manner. One of the exceptions was posted at Quora, where most people are highly unlikely to find it, When should journalists sign or decline a Non-Disclosure Agreement? 2011 This discussion indicates that it isn’t entirely disclosed and that many journalists don’t follow the same practices, indicating that the issue is inconclusive at best. It is generally agreed that this is a bad idea but some of the respondents have admitted to doing so. One thing they don’t come out and say is that a Non-Disclosure Agreement is clearly a contract that requires the participants to participate in a conspiracy, although they practically never call it that, nor do they discuss the definition often, instead repeating the propaganda about it over and over again creating misleading stereotypes. A conspiracy is when more than one people conduct secret discussions or activities that impact the public and the Non-Disclosure Agreement’s clearly fit that definition. However by avoiding much if any discussion of the definition of a conspiracy they can repeat propaganda making it seem justifiable to keep many activities that impact the public secret and they can, and do, ridicule anyone that says otherwise
Many of the most important research about this is done in alternative media outlets where few people read or watch, which should raise doubts about whether the media is trying their best to report the news, especially when people who check alternative media outlets routinely find better reporting, once they learn to sort out the most reliable sources.
Also both Mika Brzezinski and Anderson Cooper come from well connected and rich families along with most of the other high profile media pundits and anchors. When the vast majority of the media is controlled by the rich and they often give preferential treatment to coverage that preserves their control of the political and economic systems that raises major doubts about the traditional media.
It is easy to dismiss this as fringe conspiracy theories, especially after looking at some of the least reliable alternative media outlets; however, even if the worst include a lot of exaggerations, and even outright lies, many of them come up with much more thorough reporting and, at times, if you sort through the exaggerations it is clear that the traditional media isn't reporting all the news.
Sometimes even the least reliable fringe conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones, who I rarely read or watch comes closer to the truth than the traditional media; however when that happens it is advisable to find corroboration through a more reliable source when possible, or maintain a reasonable amount of skepticism.
For one reason or another most conspiracy theorists overlook one of the most important aspects of Anderson Cooper's career that indicates that with or without a CIA connection, he's got his start providing propaganda to children working for Channel One as his Wikipedia article indicates. Roy Fox did a thorough research into this in the nineties and found that the advertising to kids is heavily influencing their education in a negative way as I reported in Roy Fox Harvesting Minds, Channel One Indoctrination of Kids and Roy F Fox on unethical targeting of children by marketers where he explained why he thought that this should be fully disclosed.
This subject has also received very little attention and the research backing it up comes from some academics that are usually much better than most conspiracy theorists and do an excellent job showing the work that lead them to their conclusions. Additional authors who have exposed how advertising to children at an early age interferes with their ability to develop critical thinking skills include child psychologist Susan Linn author of Consuming Kids and Economist and Sociologist Juliet Schor author of Born to Buy. They demonstrated that indoctrination of children starting at an early age, through advertising in school or at home, may be as important, if not more important than indoctrination of adults through a consolidated corporate media.
Most of the coverage about school reform is about the increased use of Charter Schools which are increasingly becoming dominated by for profit corporations that often put money ahead of education. This is as important as well; and once again the best criticism of it happens at the grassroots level. There is an overwhelming opposition to this when people are well informed, or in many cases after they try it and see how disastrous it is but the mainstream media still gives preferential treatment to those that keep pushing a failed experiment.
Mika Brzezinski's own father, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who apparently came from Polish nobility (or "szlachta" in Polish), has been involved in propaganda much longer than she has, and some of the hardest to believe quotes from him aren't that hard to confirm by searching the internet. Apparently over the years one way or another many of his activities have been exposed; but like most other controversial news or history that challenges the establishment ideology and attempts to control the public it hardly ever gets reported.
As I said when searching through some of these conspiracy theories some of them might turn out to be exaggerations or outright lies, so don't take my word for it; do your own research and come to your own conclusions.
However you might, find, as I did that mixed in with the exaggerations and outright lies is often more credible research exposing additional details about how the ruling class, whether it's through the CIA, mainstream media, control of education systems or large corporations is trying to control what the public think.
The most effective way to prevent this is to learn as much as possible about their indoctrination tactics and to get news from more diverse sources with better peer review.
The following are some related articles or sources:
Wikipedia: Manuscript Society
Wikipedia: Operation Mockingbird
Wikipedia: Anderson Cooper: Channel One
Anderson Cooper's CIA Secret 10/27/2008
My summer job ... nearly 20 years ago 09/06/2006
CNN's Anderson Cooper Admits Working for the CIA - Operation Mockingbird Asset Exposed! Mark Dice 09/20/2014
When should journalists sign or decline a Non-Disclosure Agreement? 2011
“Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They’ll only be able to parrot the information they’ve been given on the previous night’s news.“ Zbigniew Brzezinski
“Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, ‘I foresee a time when we shall when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.’” Zbigniew Brzezinski
"It used to be easier to control a million people than to kill them, but today it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to kill them!" Zbigniew Brzezinski
VIDEO: Brzezinski’s Feared “Global Awakening” Has Arrived 01/29/2011
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
There were at least nine shootings on Walmart property or very close to it; one of them may have been off their property, but due to a relatively new pattern of behavior of referring to shootings “in the parking lot” as be “near Walmart” by the media it is hard to tell with that one. The shooting referred to as being near Walmart resulted in a death; another one that was on the property also resulted in a death of someone who was stealing diapers killed by a concealed carry pedestrian, who was charged with murder; and three more serious injuries. This includes several officer involved shootings, either by firing back or to pursue suspects. At least one of these shootings was to shoot at an employee.
There were also at least two other murder suspects that were either arrested at Walmart or that bought their ammunition there. There were at least eight or nine additional gun related crimes including attempts to steal guns a road rage argument and a threat to shoot up both the Walmart and a nearby school which turned out to be false.
There were at least two additional murders on the premises including a stabbing in the parking lot and another incident where one contractor hired by Walmart killed his co-worker. Cities in New York Colorado and Tennessee are all investigating whether they have greater crime problems at Walmart, which isn’t really news at all. This ahs been going on for years but for the last six months or so there has been a steady supply of newspapers and police departments that are all of a sudden paying much more attention to it.
Unfortunately there is little or no chance that they’re doing much to improve it. There haven’t been new stories about attempts to privatize security but there are quite a few in the past year indicating that this is one of the most important aspects of Walmart's response to this. The lack of new reporting on the root causes indicates they’re continuing with those attempts.
Instead of trying to figure out how to recognize and reduce crime they’re trying to figure out how they can use this to increase their profits even more.
They had at least four arsons at their stores including one that was designed as a distraction to cover up shoplifting. This seems to be a semi-regular event although they never seem to get away with it since it is on camera and arson added to shoplifting guarantees they’ll try harder to catch them; but people that do this aren’t the most rational people in the world so they don’t seem to care. There were also over a dozen major accidents at Walmart many of them that were intentional after either arguments or shoplifting attempts, including one that was an armed robbery; another one where they tried to hit a cop; and another that killed the victim. There were additional minor accidents, most of which probably don’t even get reported in the news.
Orlando is having more than their share of incidents at their Walmart store. Last month a police officer was shot and killed; this month two of the shootings, including the one where a diaper thief was killed, took place there and on the first of March they had a stabbing at the Walmart gas station where a former employee killed a current employee
They had at least a dozen additional assaults, stabbings and a couple kidnappings. Once again when someone decided to steal their alcohol they drank it on the premises before pulling the hair of the employee that caught her and another responded by head butting another employee when he tried to stop him. Another politician got caught shoplifting at Walmart although he didn’t get involved in any assaults.
Walmart has been involved in at least three more scandals for fraudulent advertising of some sort including a legal settlement for misleading labels about the environment; a fine for scale violations and a lawsuit about falsely claiming that they have craft beer. These kinds of deception have been routine for Walmart for years if not decades and they routinely get caught and find ways to sweep them under the rig as cheaply as possible yet they keep doing them.
Buyer should always beware at Walmart! You would think they would be concerned about preserving their reputation; but perhaps thanks to sympathetic politicians and media they don’t feel the need.
They have protests from women, environmentalists, minorities and just about everyone else! They don’t seem to care about who they piss off. They’ve been voted the worst grocer again in Britain. The basic premise of the free enterprise is supposed to be that the stores that no on like go out of business.
Why is it that not only are they not going out of business but they’re dominating the market?
Is there any way they could do this without overwhelming support from both the media and political establishment?
This isn’t a free enterprise system at all!
And they’re suing their political clout to expand into many more markets with little or no hope for any advantages for workers or consumers. One of the trivial acquisitions is Patagonia but they’re not even trying to offer any price advantages or improve services. This is a blatant oligarchy being built with political connections.
The list of incredibly bizarre incidents grows every month including a many swinging swords at customers another many threatening to stab someone with contaminated needles, which has become semi-routine and reports of maggots in plastic bags.
Compared to this an attempt to get hit by a falling Walmart sign so he could sue is relatively mild, especially since it didn’t fall and would have been caught on camera so it wouldn’t have worked anyway.
Strange things happen at Wal-Mart!
In 2006 Wake Up Wal-Mart did a study, "Is Wal-Mart Safe?" based on incidents in 2004, (PDF) about crime at Wal-Mart which showed that it increased when Wal-Marts opened up and that crime was higher at Wal-Mart than at other retailers. Since then Wal-Mart Shootings began compiling a list of gun related incidents at Wal-Mart and demonstrated that they have a large number of them, including on average more than one shooting per week somewhere in the country. In January of 2014 another study, "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" provided additional statistical research indicating that Wal-Mart might be contributing to higher crime rates or at least a slowing of the decline in crime. The study found that. “on average, communities with Walmarts had 17 more property crimes and two more violent crimes per 10,000 people than those communities without Walmarts.” I reviewed this more in Wal-Mart’s crime problem, Rolling Back Safety more than prices? where I explained that although this study is helpful they could have done better with additional data that is available and I reviewed some of that. I also added my own review about why I think that Wal-Mart policies have been contributing to higher crime in a previous blog, Wal-Mart high crime rate continues un-investigaterd and have provided additional information under the author tag Walmart Crime Watch.
Stacy Mitchell has also compiled a list of other studies about Wal-Mart and how they impact society, Key Studies on Big-Box Retail & Independent Business. To the best of my knowledge Wal-Mart has done as little as they seem to get away with, often relying on rhetoric that isn't backed up with action, when it comes to addressing any of their critics concerns, including crime. The following are a list of incidents that occurred in February 2017. According to the "Is Wal-Mart Safe?" the average store in their sampling had 250 incidents per year, indicating that these are only a fraction of the crime reports at Wal-Mart, and presumably, the ones most likely to make the news on the internet nationwide. This isn't statistically representative, as the 2006 or the "Rolling Back Prices and Raising Crime Rates?" study or some of the studies cited by Stacy Mitchell; but it does provide some additional information that may help recognize how many problems there are at Wal-Mart.
Third person charged in drug-related Mich. Walmart double homicide 02/01/2017
Walmart briefly locked down after report of man with gun 02/01/2017
Woman encounters peeper in east Charlotte NC Walmart bathroom 02/01/2017
Florence SC police asking for help identifying man after indecent exposure at Walmart 02/01/2017
Woman Scams Walmart Out of $99 Gift Card, Police Allege Laura Fe Ramos, 35, of Newport, RI said she needed money to feed her children. 02/01/2017
Arrest at Walmart leads to a year in prison for Watertown NY woman 02/01/2017
Police: Man found dead in Ill. Walmart parking lot, overdose suspected 02/01/2017
Same crime, different suspects: More TVs stolen from Fairfax Ohio Walmart 02/01/2017
Social media users help New Jersey State Police ID Walmart TV thief 02/02/2017
KPD debunks Kenai Alaska Walmart bomb threats 02/02/2017
Employee accused of stealing over $1,000 from Minn. Walmart 02/02/2017
Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Rome NY Walmart Larceny 02/03/2017
Police: Lisbon woman left child alone in Ohio Walmart parking lot 02/02/2017
Petition filed by Apple Valley, Ca. Wal-Mart denied by Court of Appeal 02/02/2017
Local man suspected in Ohio Walmart thefts 02/03/2017
Fifth bomb threat called in at Ill. Walmart 02/03/2017
Bomb threat, suspicious package briefly close West Union Ohio Wal-Mart 02/03/2017
Body discovered in woods next to Somersworth New Hampshire Walmart 02/05/2017
3 cats living at the Atascocita Tx. Walmart receive eviction notice 02/05/2017 She has named the three female cats Cute Face, Funny Face and Pretty Face, and said they have not previously caused a problem at the store.
Bomb threat at north Medford Oregon Walmart 02/04/2017
York County Pa. teen delivers signatures to Walmart to get popular greeter’s job reinstated 02/04/2017
POLICE BLOTTER: Boy paints Fla. Walmart, hides behind diapers 02/06/2017
Fort Lauderdale Fla. Wal-Mart evacuated after reported bomb threat; no device found 02/04/2017
Two Men Arrested for Separate Thefts at Herkimer NY Wal-Mart 02/06/2017
Off-duty corrections officer saves newborn's life in Cicero NY WalMart 02/04/2017
Message of hate appears in New Mexico Walmart 02/06/2017
Walmart employees arrested after Framingham Mass. theft 02/06/2017
17-Year-Old Rams Into Vehicle in Tx. Walmart Parking Lot 02/06/2017
Man arrested for exposing himself at Cortana Place La. Walmart 02/06/2017
Police looking for suspect in fraud case at SC Walmart 02/07/2017
Live report on theft trial of man whose arrest at Tx. Walmart went viral 02/06/2017
Waterford Conn. Police Seek Suspect in Wal-Mart Theft 02/04/2017
Sheriff's Office investigating theft at Yorktown Va. Walmart 02/07/2017
Milford Delaware's "Mr. Walmart" Back To Work After Accident 02/07/2017
Duo charged with stealing sodas from Tenn. Walmart 02/08/2017
Southaven Mississippi PD searching for witness to vandalism in Walmart parking lot 02/08/2017
Cape Coral Fla. Walmart funds study to improve dangerous intersection 02/08/2017
1 suspect charged, 2nd sought in $700 theft from East Lampeter Township Pa. Walmart 02/08/2017
Man accused of stealing computers from Dalton Ga. Walmart 02/09/2017
A century later, original Gray's Creek NC 'Walmart' has come home 02/09/2017
Walmart Arkansas worker refuses reward after finding woman's purse 02/09/2017
Man accused of huffing dusting spray in Pa. Walmart parking lot 02/09/2017
Colorado Court rules against Wal-Mart in suit against PPRTA 02/09/2017
Longtime Walmart Executive Announces Departure 02/09/2017
Police answer suspicious suitcase call at Missouri Wal-Mart 02/10/2017
Police say Salem, Indiana, Walmart employee foiled massive credit card scheme 02/08/2017
Police search for man in series of Ga. Walmart thefts 02/07/2017
Scratch on Car in Naugatuck Conn. Walmart Parking Lot Leads to Charges: Police 02/09/2017
New surveillance photos released in Mechanicsville Va. Walmart bomb threat 02/10/2017
Suspicious activity in NC Walmart parking lot leads to charges 02/10/2017
Woman charged for hitting, injuring pedestrian in December at Ind. Walmart 02/10/2017
Skimmers stopped thanks to quick thinking Ind. Walmart employees 02/10/2017
Kingsport Tenn. Police Department officers searching for Walmart shoplifting suspect 02/10/2017
Police seek suspect who robbed Broussard La. Walmart 02/10/2017
2 men accused of stealing more than $1,800 in merchandise from NY Walmart 02/10/2017
Man Gets 20 Years After Pleading Guilty to Oct. 2016 Elm Springs Arkansas Walmart Shooting 02/10/2017
Fourth Person Arrested in Tx. WalMart Robbery 02/10/2017
Police investigating SC Walmart thefts 02/11/2017
Jury finds man guilty for 2009 fatal robbery of armored-car guard at Lakewood Wash. Walmart 02/13/2017
Police look to identify suspects involved in Wal-Mart thefts 02/13/2017
Brothers in Mich. Walmart double homicide had history of mental health troubles 02/14/2017
Over three-thousand dollars shoplifted from Sahuarita Ariz. Walmart 02/14/2017
Woman who crashed into little girl in Dec. 2015 in Mich. Walmart lot, drove away, takes plea 02/15/2017
Old Man Drops Items At Walmart, Mom Breaks Down When She Learns He Tricked Her Into Helping 02/14/2017
Woman wanted for questioning after Ga. Walmart financial card fraud 02/14/2017
Police: Cashier, 2 others conspire to La. Walmart theft 02/14/2017
North Port Fla. police search for 'smiling' suspects stealing $1,750 from Walmart 02/15/2017
Oklahoma City Police: Burglar Broke Into Restricted Area In Local Walmart 02/15/2017
Authorities searching for Prattville Alabama Walmart theft suspect 02/14/2017
Dawsonville Ga. Walmart reopens after bomb threat in the bathroom evacuation 02/12/2017
North Bay Man Arrested for Grand Theft at Solano Walmart 02/14/2017
Normandy man gets 10 years for robbing a Walmart in St. Charles Missouri 02/15/2017
Man who fought NY Walmart firing sentenced to 15 years for bank robberies 02/15/2017
Police: Duo stole video games from Port St. Lucie Fla. Walmarts 02/1/2017
Police Investigating Jewelry Theft At Frankfort Ky. Walmart 02/15/2017
Man sentenced for Dec. 2015 stabbing man at NC Wal-Mart 02/15/2017
Police warn of Walmart refund check scam in Wisconsin 02/16/2017
Police now say Walmart refund checks not a scam 02/17/2017
Accused Ithica NY Walmart Killer Faces Prior Charges, Opposes Mother’s Custody Request 02/15/2017
Va. Walmart bomb threat case advances 02/15/2017
Couple charged in theft of 90-100 car batteries from Pa. Walmart 02/15/2017
Shoplifting Suspect Arrested Near Beatrice Nebraska Walmart Store 02/16/2017
Cuban Couple Arrested For Using Stolen Credit Cards To Purchase Ind. Walmart Gift Cards 02/14/2017
Arnold man arrested for alleged possession of meth labs, thefts at Missouri Walmart, other offenses 02/15/2017
Suspects sought for allegedly stealing alcohol from La. Walmart while wearing employee vest 02/16/2017
Tx. Wal-Mart employee accused of stealing nearly $17,000 from register 02/13/2017
Woman wanted in thefts from Wal-Mart in Louisa, Ky. 02/15/2017
Newport News Va. police looking for woman who stole cash at Wal-Mart 02/15/2017
Suspect uses stolen checks to purchase items at Kennewick Wash. Walmart, JC Penney 02/15/2017
Walmart Continues to Get Thrashed in This One Major International Market 02/07/2017
Kingsport Tenn. Police Department officers searching for Walmart shoplifting suspect 02/10/2017
Walmart opens training center in Viera Fla. 02/16/2017
Federal firearms charge filed against man involved in Augusta Me. Wal-Mart shooting incident 02/16/2017
Dalton Ga. PD seeking Walmart razor thief 02/16/2017
Highland Ill. police looking for man in connection with Walmart thefts 02/16/2017
Thieves wanted in Porter Tx. Walmart theft 02/16/2017
Have you seen… the 2 suspects in this Ga. Walmart video? 02/17/2017
Three charged, others sought in NC Wal-Mart thefts 02/17/2017
LaGrange police seeking identity of man accused of shoplifting from Ga. Wal-Mart 02/17/2017
This video convinced a jury that man did not leave cocaine in Mississippi Wal-Mart training room. 02/17/2017
Trial date set for man charged with opening fire at police outside Pa. Walmart 02/17/2017
Boardman Ohio crime activity: Man arrested after carrying gun in Walmart 02/17/2017
Man Accused of Stealing Xbox from Arkansas Walmart on Pleasant Crossing 02/17/2017
Milwaukee Man Allegedly Steals 90 Cans of Baby Formula from a Wisc. Walmart 02/19/2017 According to Madison Police, Walmart staff members placed the retail value of the stolen items at approximately $1,500, or $16.67 per can.
WV Police: Wal-Mart shoplifter arrested with gun, drugs 02/20/2017
Walmart training academy opens in Navarre Fla. 02/20/2017
Crews extinguish brush fire near Walmart in Fuquay-Varina NC 02/18/2017
Arrests: More Unwanted San Angelo Tx. Walmart ‘Shoppers,’ Forgery, Burglary and Juvenile Evaders 02/20/2017
Smyrna Tenn. Police trying to identify women, man in Walmart theft 02/20/2017
Trial ordered in deadly shooting outside Shawnee Missouri Wal-Mart 02/21/2017
2 men accused of stealing clothing, computers from Franklin Tenn. Walmart 02/21/2017
Rash of car break-ins reported at Brown Deer Wisc. Walmart store 02/22/2017
Warrants issued in Lebanon NH Walmart thefts 02/22/2017
Trio arrested after police chief notices stolen jeep at New Martinsville WV Walmart 02/22/2017
Man wanted for questioning in alleged sexual battery at McDonough Ga. Walmart 02/22/2017
3 wanted for stealing mobile phones from Bobby Jones Ga. Walmart 02/22/2017
Woman Stole Clothes from Walmart: Naugatuck Conn. Police 02/22/2017 The incident occurred back in 2015, police said.
Just Askin': Thefts at Wal-Mart? 02/19/2017 After the Champaign Wal-Mart decided to close from midnight to 6 a.m. due to low foot traffic during those hours, several readers suggested the real reason was late-night theft. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Leslee Wright insisted this wasn't the case, and the data from local police departments appear to back this up.
New Lenox Woman Charged with Retail Theft at Ill. WalMart: Cops 02/22/2017
3 accused of stealing $1,700 in merchandise from Mahoning Pa. Walmart 02/21/2017
Marshfield Wisc. police ask for help in Walmart purse theft 02/23/2017
McDonough Ga. police make arrest in Wal-Mart sexual assault case 02/23/2017
Framingham Mass. Police search for 3 who used funny money at Walmart 02/2/2017
Woman Arrested For Alleged Attempt to Steal Hundreds of Dollars in Wash. Walmart Merchandise 02/23/2017
Woman uses fake coupons to steal $1K at Pa. Wal-Mart, police say 02/23/2017
Police: Jacksonville woman tries stealing more than 100 items from Fla. Walmart, blames husband 02/24/2017 self-checkout?
FBI: Man in Wal-Mart vest robs Albuquerque NM bank 02/24/2017
Man sought after 9-year-old Alabama Walmart shopper said he grabbed her buttocks 02/24/2017
Cops: Man touched woman inappropriately at Wal-Mart 02/24/2017
Walmart Employee Stole $3,378 From Cash Register: East Windsor Conn. Police 02/24/2017
Woman uses fake coupons at a self-checkout lane to steal $1K at Pa. Wal-Mart, police say 02/23/2017
Pa. State police warning against Wal-Mart 'money-gram' scam 02/26/2017
Man crashes truck into a Ga. Walmart after having a seizure 02/26/2017
Nashua pair arrested after report of shoplifting at Hudson NH Walmart 02/26/2017
Police arrest suspects tied to Hawaii Walmart American Savings Bank robbery 02/26/2017
Police accuse couple of shoplifting at Ind. Walmart 02/27/2017
Man wanted for trying to use counterfeit bills at Va. Walmart 02/27/2017
Police: Man found passed out behind wheel of running car in NH Walmart parking lot 02/28/2017
Moments after she pumped gas, credit card used at Va. Walmart 02/27/2017
Mitchell woman injured in two-vehicle crash at SD Walmart 02/27/2017
Bomb threat briefly closes San Marcos Tx. Walmart 02/27/2017
Ga. Walmart theft crew strikes again 02/27/2017
Newfane man charged with stealing purse from Lockport NY Walmart 02/28/2017
Law and Order: Confrontation in NY Walmart parking lot leads to man's arrest 02/2/2017
Police: Wanted woman arrested after shoplifting from Milford Del. Walmart 02/27/2017
Suitcase deemed safe at West Melbourne Fla. Walmart 02/28/2017 A bomb-sniffing dog was brought to the scene.
Phenix City police seek dark sedan after robbery in Ga. Walmart parking lot 02/28/2017
Man arrested after Tx. Walmart trespass and pot possession 02/28/2017
Fire reported at Holland Ohio Walmart on McCord Road 02/28/2017
Stabbing investigated at Walmart Neighborhood Market in Orlando Fla. 03/01/2017
Nampa gang member wants to take back guilty plea in Idaho Walmart lot shooting in June 2016 02/28/2017
Woman found to have heroin arrested after allegedly breaking into Tenn. Walmart jewelry case 02/28/2017
Two caught on surveillance allegedly stealing $700 worth of electronics from NJ Walmart 02/28/2017
Police: Three caught stealing from Anderson Ca. Walmart 02/28/2017
Two charged in Tenn. Kroger, Walmart thefts 02/28/2017
Man suspected of passing counterfeit cash at Festus-Crystal City Missouri Walmart 02/28/2017