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News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“We find it alarming that intelligent young people setting out to study evidence-based subjects should be perfectly willing to admit to not accepting a major theory in science, not on the basis of a consideration of the evidence, but because of an inculcated belief.” — Professor Roger Downie
Andrew Reid, the New York public school history teacher who says he “believes in truth” has posted his own account of his very thorough investigation into the tales of holocaust survlievor Joseph Hirt on Scribd. online and it is a bombshell. Reid has done in this instance what the media and the schools continually fail to do before they publish a story or allow someone to speak to their students – scrutinize and vet the extravagant claims of holocaust survivors. Of course, the media doesn’t do that because they know the claims won’t hold up; thus one can only conclude the media is helping to defraud the public on the subject of Holocaust. The schools are doing the same out of laziness and mental incompetence.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has hinted he could call for ex-PM Tony Blair to face war crime charges for his role in the Iraq War, prompting Labour Blairites to threaten resignation.
In a significant reversal of policy, President Barack Obama’s administration will now all American soldiers to fight alongside Afghan troops in combat situations, and will allow close air support in combat. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter confirmed the change in policy, and said,
This is using the forces we have… in a better way, basically, as we go through this fighting season, rather than being simply reactive. This makes good sense. It’s a good use of the combat power that we have there.
By “fighting season,” Carter is referring to the fact that the Taliban are most active during the summer months.
The change in policy comes one day after John Sopko, appointed by Obama as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), said that the situation in Afghanistan is continuing to deteriorate:
Folks, President Obama has just made one thing painfully clear: we are never leaving Afghanistan!!
Too many corporations, particularly those which are a part of the military industrial complex are making a killing (frequently, in the literal sense) from this war; the cheap heroin is flowing from Afghanistan poppies, to be used for off the shelf US covert operations; and neither the US military or government can ever admit it has made an horrific mistake with the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
Hillary Clinton’s statement on the mass murder in Orlando is mostly a confection of the empty, saccharine pieties for which the entire American political class is known – but it concluded with a revealing statement.
Mass surveillance has, for the larger segment of the U.S. populace, become an integral facet in the illusory feeling of security. But does it serve any purpose at all — other than providing the Surveillance State a handy excuse for keeping tabs on anyone it chooses, while simultaneously quashing every one of our paltry remaining legal rights?
While it may be comforting to feel the overarching blanket of indiscriminate surveillance keeps us all safe from harm, the deaths of at least 50 people in an Orlando nightclub prove indisputably the contrary.
In fact, the National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation — and, indeed, every agency — attempting to employ the weary excuse they spy on you to keep you safe can be disproven in the events of the early morning hours this past Sunday.
All of the surveillance the US government has done, all the alleged “intelligence” the US government has allegedly gathered, failed utterly to prevent this horrific attack on this club in Orlando.
So, is more surveillance, and the continuing devolution into a total, fascistic police state the answer for this country, in terms of allegedly “protecting” its citizens?!?
In two simple words, “HELL, no!!”
Mike and I did a little island hopping to visit a friend recently.
And both times, coming and going, I was patted down.
And I so wanted to ask the TSA people who did this, but understood I couldn’t, because they would most probably, punitively, have caused me to miss my flight, “Do you have any understanding of how utterly stupid this is?!? I am a Christian pacifist activist, who directs a church choir at a local Methodist faith community. What do you think I’m going to do, have my choir sing “notes of mass destruction”?!? And BTW, every time I have to run the gauntlet through TSA to catch a flight, I am furious that I am being treated as though this country were under Code Napoleon law, where one is considered guilty until proven innocent. American jurisprudence takes the absolutely the opposite stand. When, please, did the law of the land in the USA stop being the law of the land?!?”
Of course, that dialogue was completely internal, and I just smiled at the logic-challenged individuals who believed, for even one second, that I could possibly be a “baddie”.
But the surveillance, pat-downs, and general demeanings of average American citizens by police-state representatives doesn’t translate, ever, into any more security: the incident in Orlando just proved that.
These measures are simply meant to intimidate citizens into swallowing whatever the US government dictates, period, end of discussion, without any meaningful dialogue, or critical thinking.
Welcome to Amerika, my friends: the land of the cowed, and the home of the surveilled!!
Breaking video from FBI press conference…
The companies were drilling lateral wells, which turn 90 degrees and travel for kilometres underground, extending under people’s barns and homes. (Tight oil costs more to extract and produces lower quantities of oil.)
As industry fracked these deep, far-reaching wells with millions of gallons of water, toxic chemicals, and sand under high pressure and then burned off unwanted raw gas, the Hawkwoods and many of their neighbours began complaining about noxious emissions and earth tremors.
Some officials with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) initially responded to general complaints in the region by saying fracking was proven and safe and that it couldn’t cause earthquakes — claims now proven false by a variety of scientific studies.
FBI Foreknowledge, ISIS Sympathies, Taliban Ties
What may at first sound like an instance of senseless violence, brings with it a number of other questions. For instance, the FBI was already well aware of Mateen and his connections to radical jihad and terrorism. According to CNN’s article, “50 Killed in Florida Nightclub, Shooter Pledged ISIS Allegiance,” two officials tell CNN that the FBI had investigated Mateen at some point for possibly having ties to or sympathizing with Islamic extremism. A law enforcement official said there were two cases opened involving Mateen but the probes didn’t result in enough evidence to charge him with anything.
To the LGBT community in Orlando and beyond: you are all absolutely in my prayers, and this massacre should never have been allowed to happen, period, end of discussion.
And the FBI?!? It should now be known as the Federal Bureau of Idiocy; the Federal Bureau of Intimidation; the Federal Bureau of Incompetency; or the Federal Bureau of Impotence.
Take your pick.
Functioning intelligence agencies, which actually CAN protect the people of their respective countries around the world, are collectively shaking their heads on this.
Please note that this agency, and this entire government, under President Obama’s watch, couldn’t (or wouldn’t) protect you from this act of terror, even though the FBI had interviewed this guy several times.
And remember; so-called “gun free zones” create soft targets for bad guys to hit.
Just look at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago, also an allegedly “gun-free zone”. As reported this morning by chicago.cbslocal.com this morning on last weekend’s gun violence:
So, after the horrific numbness starts to lift; after the last memorial services are done to commemorate the fallen; after the last candles go out; and and after the last flowers are placed in loving memory of those whose lives got snuffed out, you, and we, need to delve deep into some kick-ass logic….
And there are a couple of terribly uncomfortable questions you have to ask yourself, when something like this happens in this country and beyond: who benefits from this tragedy, and how are they going to spin this?!?!?
Of course, there will be a demand for more stringent gun control in this country, but that never, ever affects the bad people, who are going to use guns to get what they want anyway.
The US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan has gone from bad to worse; will this be used as the “justification” for yet more US blood and money spent in this hubristic war of conquest, which has gone so horribly badly?!?
Right now, I would not bet against this; but only time will tell.
But in the meanwhile, to the members of the LGBT community in Orlando and beyond: I would strongly caution you to choose not to continue to be potential victims.
The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution was written into the Bill of Rights by people who understood the evil and misery which could be caused by governmental overreach, and the need for a population to be able to protect itself against that, or the evil madness of someone coming to hurt you, or people you care about, as happened in in Orlando.
Buy a licensed firearm, and get trained in how to use it effectively and responsibly.
Because let’s be clear here; one person, with a concealed carry permit, could have prevented the scope of damage which happened here in a heartbeat; far fewer would have been killed, or injured.
Through this incident, United States Government has demonstrated, beyond a reasonable doubt, that it is completely incapable of protecting you.
The shooting event in Orlando on June 12th demonstrated features that were present in numerous recent terrorist acts. For example the suspect was quickly killed and the official account immediately attempted to blame the attacks on Islam. However, as with most terrorism in the U.S., the suspect Omar Mateen had suspicious links to the FBI. He also worked for a company with suspicious links to prior terrorist events.
“He kept on shooting and shooting and shooting, rapid fire,’’ Gonzalez said, “and he’d change (clips), put in more ammunition — bud-dudda. I could smell the ammo in the air.’’
He said he heard another gun from a different direction, so he wonders if there were two gunmen.
“Everybody dropped to the floor. We were trying to look for an exit. But the main exit was right next to the entrance where the shooter was shooting,’’ he said.
“In a moment of desperation we were all crawling on the floor trying to find a place to exit. I looked to my right and I could see people going through some curtains. We were digging through the curtains and found a door.’’
But he said the door was blocked by a man. He wasn’t sure if it was a club security person or an accomplice to the gunmen.
Yet another report of multiple shooters and someone blocking the exit.
‘I saw two guys and it was constant, like ‘pow, pow, pow’, witness says
The US media has already Orwellized the reports of multiple shooters (plus one guy holding the doors shut from outside) but the foreign press is still reporting it.
We need that here in the US!
One thing to consider about the Orlando night club shooting:
Is it not interesting that it serves Obama’s gay agenda and Obama’s gun control agenda in one event? And the guy shows up with an ASSAULT RIFLE? Why are all these attacks gun attacks? When are we going to finally see a variation in the official story, such as “Man pumps up Weed-B-Gone sprayer full of gas and flame throws night club?” Come on now, the “assault rifle” meme is getting a little bit repetitive. Assault rifles are really not the norm among gun owners, why is it always THAT? And if anything did happen at that night club and it is not all a false flag, it was almost certainly an MK patsy. Time to comb craigslist for “gigs” and look for terror training drills in Orlando. Yep. That again.
US President Barack Obama should “immediately” step down following the deadly attack at a nightclub in Florida, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says.
The launching of the European missile defense system (Aegis) by the United States in May has repeatedly been criticized by Russia as an attempt by the US to take away first mover advantage in the event that the US ever decided to attack.
While Russia has already indicated that the deployment of of Iskander missile systems would be one certain response to neutralize the the anti-ballistic missile defense system, Russia has wasted no time in developing future responses.
When a crazed Jew attacked and killed a participant in last year’s Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem, it was called murder.
When Timothy McVeigh, Christian White guy, killed 168 w/truck bomb in Oklahoma, nobody blamed Christianity or the Bible. he was called a mass-murderer.
BUT, when a crazed, homophobic Muslim kills 50 people in a Gay Club in Orlando, it is called an act of terrorism.
Both the Democrats and the Republicans were quick to condemn the attack yesterday as an act of terrorism. Both are blind to the reality of hatred.
It’s too soon to know whether Sunday’s Orlando incident was terrorism or false flag deception.
Yet it has distinct earmarks of the latter, likely the latest example of domestic state terror, another fear-mongering pretext for out-of-control militarism, endless wars of choice, and domestic repression, America more a police state than free society on a slippery slope toward full-blown tyranny.
The Orlando shooter, Mr Omar Mateen, was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S, which is Her Majesty’s government contractor that runs prisons, checks criminal records, supplies security for government ministers – and, most importantly, works hand-in-hand with other security contractors, many of whom are owned by parent corporations in ISRAEL. Mr Omar Mateen worked for G4S for almost ten years in a trusted position, a stone’s throw from the G4S U.S. offices. G4S has run security contracts for the government of Israel, and, as Wackenhut/G4S Ltd., has also had sensitive security contracts in Pakistan, which is the nation that provided support and bank transfers to the 911 attackers.
Eyewitness testifies that 5 people were involved with the Pulse attack in total
Witness tells ABC News that he played dead for three hours to stay alive, and he heard the conversations from two phone calls made by Omar Mateen during the siege.
This could blow the investigation wide open…
Yet another famous “Holocaust survivor” in the US, 90-year-old Joseph Hirt, who has spent fifteen years lecturing schools about his “escape from Auschwitz,” has been shown to be a fantasist liar who invented everything.
The attack on a gay club in Orlando in which 50 people were killed and more than 50 wounded — now the largest mass shooting in U.S. history — demonstrates how potential threats are escaping the FBI’s vast counterterrorism dragnet. While it’s unclear whether gunman Omar Mateen’s inspiration was hatred of gays, the Islamic State, or something else, attackers like him are the intended targets of the FBI’s post-9/11 prevention program. Federal law enforcement’s top priority today is to stop the attacker of tomorrow. But Mateen’s mass shooting is an example of how dangerous men slip past the FBI’s watch while federal agents focus on targets of questionable capacity. Born in the United States to parents from Afghanistan, Mateen was reportedly a “known quantity” to the FBI.
Last month we reported that citizens in Venezuela had finally become so desperate for food that angry mobs flooded the streets and looted all of the supermarkets that were rumored to still have anything left on their shelves.
Not long after, tired and hungry protesters took to the streets of Caracas once again, this time marching toward the presidential palace as they chanted “No more talk – we want food!.” The mob was able to get within about six blocks of the palace before police in riot gear blocked the way, and began to shoot tear gas into the crowd to disperse the protest.
And now, as president Maduro remains defiant on allowing a referendum to take place to vote on his ouster, food riots and violent looting are taking place every day in a stark reminder of just how far the socialist utopia has fallen.
Send this to everyone you know in Great Britain!
Jimmy Carter’s Former Strategist And Pollster: ‘Clinton Cash’ Scandal Is “Worse Than Watergate” .. “They Were Selling Out The National Interests Of The United States Directly To Adversaries And Others For Money.”
“This is the greatest scandal in the history of the United States,” he said. “They all ought to be indicted. This is worse than Watergate.”
Turns out that the supposed perpetrator did have a legal firearm license. But he should not have had it. He was known to be a wife beater and he was reportedly mentally unstable. Under Florida law, both of these conditions should have resulted in his firearms license been revoked. In other words, even if this shooter purchased his guns legally, his license should have been revoked. When an alcoholic continues to drive around in his car and ends up killing somebody, does anybody suggest that cars are to blame? Of course not. And yet in the case of mass shootings guns are inevitably blamed for the violence. So what is the political agenda here?
Facebook and Twitter have recently deleted thousands of posts, pages and accounts in response to demands from the Israeli ministry of justice, Quds Press reported on Wednesday.
Zbigniew Brzezinski was the first National Security advisor to work with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Actually, the Carter administration -meaning Brzezinski and his bosses Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and David Rockefeller at the Trilateral Commission – began funding terrorists in Afghanistan to force the Soviets to invade Afghanistan. That was before Osama bin Laden and his Arab friends showed up to repel the Communists that the world’s financial elite had begged to attack the Muslims of Afghanistan.
Along with several other ATCs, he viewed the radar tape of the incident. According to Johnson, “A primary radar return (ASR-9) indicated vertical movement intersecting TWA 800.”
An advanced radar system, the Northrop Grumman ASR-9 is able to detect a “target” in severe clutter even when the target has no transponder. The absence of a transponder is what distinguishes a “primary radar return” from a “secondary” one. In others words, the radar picked up a small, unidentified, ascending object intersecting TWA 800 in the second before the 747 “disappeared from radar.”
After Johnson and his supervisor watched the video tape replay with audio, they turned to each other and said in unison, “What the f***!” Asked by his supervisor if he had ever seen anything like this before, Johnson said yes — while in the Navy days doing missile test fires at sea.
The Oakland police sex scandal is ricocheting across the East Bay as the woman at the center of it now says she had sex with two dozen current and former officers from five departments — from Richmond to Livermore. And sources say that Oakland police’s botched handling of the investigation is what precipitated Chief Sean Whent’s sudden departure this week at the behest of the federal monitor overseeing the department.
Which means that large numbers of Oakland Police Officers are wide open to blackmail.
It takes some balls for a rabbi to stand in front of the American people and sing 4 bars of Kadish, the Hebrew prayer for the dead. But it takes more than balls for a rabbi to stand in front of the nation and fib for eight minutes. Rabbi Michael Lerner has accomplished both.
A new local controversy is brewing in South Florida surrounding yet another instance of local governments imposing fines on residents and persecuting them over maintaining gardens on their property. After living in Miami Shores for 17 years, and growing vegetables in their front yard for the same amount of time, Tom Carroll…
It’s no secret that President Barack Obama’s Veterans Affairs (VA) agency has not treated our veterans well.
Long lines and secret waiting lists have resulted in the deaths of countless veterans. The same men and women who risk their lives and survived war have been mistreated and allowed to die by greedy Obama VA bureaucrats.
Now, there is some justice… The former head of of the VA in Cleveland will be sentenced to prison for years!
It has only been a day, and already suspicious details are emerging from the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
First, you have this report a live TV caller gave on a mainstream media channel claiming to have been inside the club when the shooting occurred. He said that when people tried to escape, someone was holding the door closed. As soon as he says this, the reporter “loses him” and they change the subject.
The best reporting on the depth of America’s dictatorship is probably that being done by Atlanta Georgia’s NBC-affiliated, Gannett-owned, TV Channel “11 Alive,” WXIA television, its “The Investigators” series of local investigative news reports, which show, up close and at a cellularly detailed level, the way things actually work in today’s America. Although it’s only local, it displays what meets the legal standards of the U.S. federal government in actually any state in the union; so, it exposes the character of the U.S. government, such that what’s shown to be true here.
LEAVING the European Union would stop Brussels bosses forming a “dangerous” EU army, two senior French admirals have said.
COMEDIAN John Cleese has publicly backed the Brexit campaign as he made his views on the European Union clear in series of tweets last night.
“The best thing that could happen to us is be attacked by somebody because it would unify us and legitimize the regime… We’re going to provoke an attack because then we will be in power for as long as anyone can imagine”.
Recent Bloodbath Looks Almost Identical to FBI-Staged Entrapment Cases in 2015.
I have watched hours of the “Orlando Massacre- the deadliest in U.S. History”. Seems we have another Adam Lanza on our hands. How did this “shooter” get so MUCH ammo to kill 50 people, wound 53 others, AND have a shootout with 11 cops and 3 sheriffs? Supposedly he has ONLY an AR-15 which shoot .223s by the way- VERY fast but, very small bullet. 223s are made to injure not kill. See a great documentary called, “Assaulted” for further explanation. On TV. What did YOU see? THINK! I saw ONE guy with what seemed to be an injury on his thigh. The rest? Well, you tell me what did you see?
As more and more evidence emerges regarding the mass shooting in an Orlando gay club that resulted in the death of at least 52 people and many more injured, signs are increasingly pointing toward the possibility of a false flag operation.
Already, a number of points lend credence to those who might suggest that intelligence agencies more so than desert-dwelling terrorist organizations are responsible for organizing and directing the attacks.
He was also bipolar, Mateen’s ex-wife, Sitora Yusufiy, told reporters in Boulder, Colorado.
“He was mentally unstable and mentally ill,” Yusufiy said.
Yet another shooter/patsy on prescription psychiatric medications!
Baruch Kappel Goldstein (December 9, 1956 – February 25, 1994) was an American born Israeli physician and mass murderer who killed 29 Muslims during Islamic prayers in the Ibrahimi Mosque (within the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron in 1994. Goldstein was a member of the Jewish fanatical organization, Jewish Defense League. After killing 29 people and wounding another 150 he was disarmed and beaten to death with a fire extinguisher.
(Posted as a comparison to a REAL event versus this Orlando “Political Theater”)
Andy Xie says the world’s elite that are attending the G7, G20, Davos and other wasteful meetings are wrong to try to pin the blame for the turmoil on people’s psychology; all signs point to a prolonged period of global stagnation and instability.
Before the current G7 meetings waste of time, The G20 working group meeting in Shanghai didn’t come up with any constructive proposals for reviving the global economy and, instead, complained that the recent market turmoil didn’t reflect the “underlying fundamentals of the global economy”. The oil price has declined by 70 per cent since June 2014, while the Brazilian real has halved, and the Russian rouble is down by 60 per cent. The global economy is on the cusp of another recession, and these important people blamed it all on some sort of psychological problem of the people.
Assange said it was highly unlikely that the US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, would indict Clinton. “She’s not going to indict Hillary Clinton, that’s not possible. It’s not going to happen. But the FBI can push for concessions from a Clinton government,” he said.
The list of heavy hitters who are saying bad things about this world and its financial markets – while acting aggressively on their pessimism – is growing to alarming proportions. A few examples:
Submitted by Tyler Durden:
On Tuesday evening, we asked what would happen if emerging markets joined China in dumping US Treasurys. For months we’ve documented the PBoC’s liquidation of its vast stack of US paper. Back in July for instance, we noted that China had dumped a record $143 billion in US Treasurys in three months via Belgium, leaving Goldman speechless for once.
We followed all of this up this week by noting that thanks to the new FX regime (which, in theory anyway, should have required less intervention), China has likely sold somewhere on the order of $100 billion in US Treasurys in the past two weeks alone in open FX ops to steady the yuan. Put simply, as part of China’s devaluation and subsequent attempts to contain said devaluation, China has been purging an epic amount of Treasurys.
A self-styled philanthropist, billionaire, and disruptor of legitimately elected governments, George Soros has returned to the trading game after having taken a long break. George Soros, who enjoys spreading unnecessary market turmoil and unhappiness in markets and politics, has decided that the world needs some more economic collapse stories.
Hint: It may be time to get into gold soon, because even if Soros is wrong on economic collapse, he has the financial firepower to make it happen if he needs it.
Microsoft has purchased the social networking service LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, equating to $196 per share. The network’s co-founder has described the deal as a “re-founding moment” for the service.
The two companies have entered what they call a “definitive agreement” that will see Jeff Weiner staying on as CEO of LinkedIn but will now be answerable to Microsoft boss Satya Nadella.
All of my life I have confronted the vast bulk of humanity living in a false reality created by self-serving powerful interest groups and the government that they control. People believe the lies that define their reality, because they lack the education and the emotional and intellectual strength to confront the obvious lies.
Every truth-teller confronts this barrier every day of his or her life.
Such historical deceit is a routine part of the relentless “Holocaust” campaign, which plays such an important role in our society because it’s an expression of Jewish-Zionist power, and is meant to further Jewish-Zionist interests.
Italy’s Parliament approved a bill making spreading Holocaust denial illegal.
Note: Why make asking a historical question a criminal offense. Answer because the lies have to be protected from the truth.
According to heavily censored eyewitness reports, totally suppressed from the mainstream, there were likely several other radicalized perpetrators involved with Saturday night’s terror attack, which led deaths of 53 Club-goers at Pulse and over 50 others being injured.
The hi-tech device steals details such as the card number and the person’s name and address contained on the credit or debit card.
The scanner – called the Contactless Infusion X5 – extracts the information where it can be written onto blank cards, which can then be used by thieves to go on spending sprees.
With ten days to go until the referendum, how much are David Cameron and our partners keeping back from voters about the EU’s plans for the future?
The question is brought into sharp focus by yesterday’s leaks of British diplomats’ cables, discussing policies not intended to be publicly aired before the vote is safely out of the way.
In one, our representatives in Amsterdam say the Dutch have agreed to co-operate in delaying controversial Brussels announcements until after June 23.
In another, the Foreign Office’s people in Ankara advise ministers to consider offering visa-free access to as many as 1.5million Turks with ‘special passports’, to complement the EU’s plans to open up the border-free Schengen area to Turkey’s population of 80 million.
For decades doctors have prescribed statins to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood.
But now a team of scientists say taking the pills may be a waste of time for the over-60s – because they found no link between high levels of LDL cholesterol and heart disease.
In fact, this ‘bad’ cholesterol may even have a protective effect by warding off infections and disease, including cancer.
Two drug companies, Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals, have agreed to pay $67 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing them of misleading doctors about the effectiveness of a cancer drug called Tarceva. – By agreeing to the settlement, neither company admitted any guilt.
The case against G4S is unanswerable. Through its subsidiary G4S Israel, the company is deeply involved in security and military operations in israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, most notably in incarceration facilities for Palestinian political prisoners.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Retired Southern Californian couple, Ron and Sarah Hall, found out the hard way that the state frowns upon homeowners installing powerful solar panels. SoCal Edison did not allow the Halls to activate their solar system because “it exceeded state standards for energy production,” according to an NBC Los Angeles report.
In 2014, an Instagram post of David D. Ovadia, an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) combat soldier bragged about killing 13 Palestinian children in one day, sparking outrage on social media. Posing with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle, Ovadia tagged a Palestinian woman Sherrii ElKaderi, and wrote: “I killed 13 childrens today and ur next f***ing muslims go to hell bitches.”
Member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have started a new phase of their International military drills in the Baltic states amid persisting tensions with Moscow.
The US military has acknowledged bombing a Syrian militant unit it had trained and armed purportedly to fight Daesh terrorists in the country, a report says.
The incident was the most serious setback for a controversial Pentagon program that is angling to find new recruits for training after last efforts ended in disaster, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Well that sort of thing happens when the government lies about who is a friend and who is an enemy.
Police officers go deep undercover to a) infiltrate a drug cartel b) uncover terrorist operations c) pose as panhandlers by the side of the road, writing tickets to drivers who take off their seatbelts to get at their wallets to give them money
A man who received a $175 traffic ticket for unbuckling his seatbelt to give change to what turned out to be a police officer posing as a panhandler is likely to think twice before giving to the less fortunate again.
CIA chief John Brennan said he expects 28 classified pages of a U.S. congressional report into the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to be published, absolving Saudi Arabia of any responsibility.
‘I think the 28 pages will be published and I support their publication and everyone will see the evidence that the Saudi government had nothing to do with it,’ Brennan said in an interview with Saudi-owned Arabiya TV.
A secret plan to open Britain’s borders to 1.5million Turks was revealed today after British diplomats said the move would act as a ‘symbolic gesture to Turkey’.
Senior diplomats advised ministers that the EU’s proposals to grant visa-free travel to Turkey’s 75million population in the borderless Schengen zone could lead to the UK giving the same status to 1.5million ‘special passport holders’.
EU officials have also quietly delayed the publication of of documents on the visa-free deal with Turkey until after June 23 to avoid deterring British voters from staying in the EU, according to reports.
An Israeli settler ran over a flock of sheep belonging to a Palestinian shepherd near the al-Zubeidat village in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho on Friday, causing the death of 25 of the sheep, according to Palestinian sources.
Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that an Israeli settler was driving at a high speed and ran over the flock of sheep while they were crossing the road.
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan said that the 9/11 Investigative Commission had not found proofs of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the terrorist attacks in New York in 2001.
The demonstration was organized by the alliance “Stop Ramstein – No Drone War”, which says the Ramstein base relays information between operators in the US and unmanned drone aircraft on missions over Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria and other places.
What does the post-mainstream era hold for journalism? Can censorship exist in an era of total access to information? Where does freedom of expression begin and where does it end?
These were just three of the important questions addressed at the “New Era of Journalism” conference held in Moscow this week, an event which brought together leading journalists from 32 countries and also featured a video link up with Wikileaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Opening the proceedings, Dmitry Kiselev, Director General of the Rossiya Segodnya news organization, said that since 2001 the US had interfered with and destroyed a number of countries around the world with wars and interventions based on lies. These lies, such as the blatantly false claim that Iraq had WMDs which could be launched within 45 minutes, were promoted by US State Department/NATO-friendly news channels and other media as proven facts which they clearly were not.
If there is one victory we can claim here on the internet, it is that we have forever removed the ability of government to lie to their people with impunity. Absent that, there will be fewer wars.
Already we see the elites trying to roll the world back to pre-internet days, much as the elites in Gutenberg’s time tried to roll back his making books affordable to the middle classes. But like that previous effort, the attempt to reverse progress is doomed to fail. The elites will have to adjust to the new reality of a public aware and on the lookout for their lies, or they will stop being the elites.
Interesting news this week as Belgium-based Optima Bank has been shut down by both the National Bank of Belgium (which also acts as the Belgian regulating body) as well as the ECB. According to the national supervisor, the bank would have been unable to meet its commitments to its clients and was forced to cease all banking activities after some potentially fraudulent transaction were unveiled. It’s surprising to see the main media have tried to keep this silent as even the website of the National Bank of Belgium didn’t bother to issue the press release in English (whereas all other press releases on the home page can be read in English). There’s no statement from the ECB either, nor has this news been translated on the English version of website of the state-owned national television station.
All Wars Are (((Banker))) Wars!!!
All Wars Are (((Banker))) Wars!!!
The National Security Agency is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers, according to a senior official. “We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now,” Richard Ledgett, the NSA’s deputy director, said at a conference on military technology at Washington’s Newseum on Friday.
General David Petraeus was confronted by a reporter outside the Bilderberg confab Saturday.
General Petraeus had to resign as a result of an email scandal, though Hillary Clinton is currently involved in a massive email scandal, but is still allowed to run for President.
Key Bilderberg figurehead Henry Kissinger was captured on film walking slowly while clinching to a wheelchair as protestors tore into him verbally from behind a security fence at the 2016 Bilderberg conference which end Sunday.
Evidence was presented at the postwar Nuremberg trials that German researchers had developed a process for the production of soap from human bodies.
Note: Article is biased why can’t they just say it was a lie!
Webmaster addition: DNA tests have confirmed the soap was actually made from pigs, not humans.
This was a recent graduation ceremony for Magshimim (which roughly translates as “fulfilment”), the three-year after-school programme for 16 to 18-year-old students with exceptional computer coding and hacking skills. Magshimim serves as a feeder system for potential recruits to Unit 8200, the Israeli military’s legendary high-tech spy agency, considered by intelligence analysts to be one of the most formidable of its kind in the world. Unit 8200, or shmone matayim as it’s called in Hebrew, is the equivalent of America’s National Security Agency and the largest single military unit in the Israel Defence Forces.
It is also an elite institution whose graduates, after leaving service, can parlay their cutting-edge snooping and hacking skills into jobs in Israel, Silicon Valley or Boston’s high-tech corridor. The authors of Start-up Nation, the seminal 2009 book about Israel’s start-up culture, described 8200 and the Israeli military’s other elite units as “the nation’s equivalent of Harvard, Princeton and Yale”.
Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock of Bedwellty, his wife Lady Kinnock of Holyhead and son Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon, have all been busy banging the drum for Remain.
It’s amusing to remember, however, that it was not always so in their household. Forty-one years ago, Neil Kinnock was a leading figure in the campaign for Britain to vote to leave the then European Economic Community. He believed then that it threatened British jobs and industry.Now, he is vigorously promoting the opposite view. So what could he possibly have seen on the EU gravy train — which has enriched his family by many millions of pounds — to make him change his mind?
…”highly stealthy keystroke loggers” are disguising themselves as USB phone chargers to log and decrypt keystrokes typed into wireless keyboards then transmit the data to the bad guys over cellular networks.
During the “6-Day War”, Israel, hoping to put the blame on Egypt, attacked the American non-combat surveillance ship with aircraft and torpedo boats, killing 34 sailors and wounding 171 more. The dastardly attack in international waters was preceded by as much as 10 hours of close surveillance. Israeli vultures had circled Liberty on many different occasions before attacking.
Radio operators in Spain, Germany, Lebanon and aboard Liberty itself all heard the pilots report back to their headquarters that this was an American ship. Then came the vicious attack, which was finally cut short when it was thought that American help was on its way. Because Liberty failed to sink, the Israeli government had to confess its dirty deed — concocting an elaborate story of “mistaken identity.”
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“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.
US “leaders” threaten more unlawful war (here, here, here, here) on Iran, the following three points document that the ongoing “reasons” to war-murder Iranians are known lies as they are being told. In context, we know now from official US government reports that all “reasons” for war on Iraq were known to be lies as they were told:
Yet another famous “Holocaust survivor” in the US, 90-year-old Joseph Hirt, who has spent fifteen years lecturing schools about his “escape from Auschwitz,” has been shown to be a fantasist liar who invented everything.
A Jewish woman who escaped the gas chambers of Auschwitz is preparing to celebrate her 101st birthday
Klara Markus, 100, from Sighetu Marma?iei, in Maramure? in northern Romania, survived three Holocaust concentration camps before the Second World War was over.
Mrs Markus, who had been imprisoned in Dachau and Ravensbruck before being sent to Auschwitz, survived the Nazi German camp in occupied Poland because the Nazis ran out of gas.
After all of the recent coverage Intellihub News & Politics has given to the Targeted Individual community, exposing the Deep State for what it’s worth, the NY Times recently came out with a hit piece in an attempt to take away the validity of the matter.
An under-the-radar startup funded by billionaire Eric Schmidt has become a major technology vendor for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, underscoring the bonds between Silicon Valley and Democratic politics.
The Groundwork, according to Democratic campaign operatives and technologists, is part of efforts by Schmidt—the executive chairman of Google parent-company Alphabet—to ensure that Clinton has the engineering talent needed to win the election. And it is one of a series of quiet investments by Schmidt that recognize how modern political campaigns are run, with data analytics and digital outreach as vital ingredients that allow candidates to find, court, and turn out critical voter blocs.
In the fight against Daesh, also known as IS/Islamic State, Syrian forces have cut off a major road that the terrorists group used to access Turkey.
That means the Turkish officers leading the terrorist groups are cut off from escape. The next step is to capture them and show the world that Turkey has been assisting the US in their not-very-covert war against Assad.
US intelligence agencies have ramped up their operations intended to remove Bolivian President Evo Morales from office. All options are on the table, including assassination. Barack Obama, who sees the weakening of Latin America’s “hostile bloc of populist states” as one of his administration’s foreign-policy victories, intends to buoy this success before stepping down.
Washington also feels under the gun in Bolivia because of China’s successful expansion in the country. Morales is steadily strengthening his financial, economic, trade, and military relationship with Beijing. Chinese businesses in La Paz are thriving – making investments and loans and taking part in projects to secure a key position for Bolivia in the modernization of the continent’s transportation industry.
China is expanding in Bolivia (and elsewhere) because they have products to sell that people want to buy.
Newsmax Finance Insider Larry Kudlow is fed up with the way global central banks have been trying to revive the economy.
Nothing they have done has worked. So there’s really only one option left, he told CNBC.
“Overthrow the establishment. Now’s the time,” said the CNBC senior contributor who also hosts a syndicated radio-talk show. “Overthrow the establishment,” urged Kudlow, who was a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan.
“We need a different model. In other words, zero interest rates, or negative interest rates, and tons and tons of government spending for all these G-7 countries have not worked,” he said.
All legislative powers herein granted shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Unfortunately, thanks to years of the increasingly ignorant masses, our republic has evolved from a system government that at least made an effort to operate under the premise of protecting American interests into a dangerous enemy of those of us born in this republic turned mob ruled democracy.
The president has gotten in on this horrible trend by acting like a one-man band government entity that legislates through an executive order avalanche which has placed unparalleled levels of economic, moral, and military dangers against our nation. President Obama has done more to protect and defend his fellow Muslims and their interests in one year than for the United States over eight years.
All the copies of this famous speech from HBO’s The Newsroom are blocked from embedding, but it is worth following the link and watching.
A biotechnologist says the media are misrepresenting the National Academy of Sciences report when it comes to GMO food safety This week the Spanish newspaper El País published an article called “Science confirms that GMOs are as safe as other foods”, commenting on the latest report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), titled “Genetically…
The Russian military involvement in assistance of the government of Syria had led to a sharp deterioration of relations between Russia and Turkey, which until recently had been seen as if not an ally then at least a solid partner. While the reasons for Turkish president Erdogan’s betrayal of trust with Russia are still not fully known, this unexpected turn of events had instantly elevated the importance of the Russian military contingent in Armenia, a country which is not only tied to Russia by a range of collective security treaties but also shares a long border with Turkey, which is after all a member of NATO, as well as with Azerbaijan and Georgia, both of which have been building their ties to NATO in recent years. Which means that Armenia is the Transcaucasus equivalent of Belarus–a buffer state between the suddenly hostile NATO and Russia.
However, Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow does look like a failure from the point of view of foreign policy. In an official statement for the press, President Putin spoke about “open” and “constructive” nature of the talks with the Israeli PM. In the diplomatic world, though, when negotiations are held in a friendly and even neutral fashion, they usually say that the talks were held “in a friendly atmosphere.” This is something that we have not heard from the Kremlin this time. In other words, there is no understanding between Russian and Israeli leaders.
In other words, Putin refused Netanyahu’s request for unfettered access to the skies above Syria and Lebanon.
On June 8, 1967, the Israeli Air Force attacked an American reconnaissance ship, USS Liberty, killing 34 American sailors and wounding 174. Over a period of an hour-and-a-half after Israeli pilots identified the ship as American, while the sailors battled to save the ship and their lives, the Israelis attacked the ship from the air and torpedo boats, hitting it with armor-piercing rounds, at least one bomb and one torpedo, and strafing the lifeboats. The Israelis wanted no survivors to embarrass them. Israeli jets had also targeted the antenna, to keep the ship from calling for help. But, as James Bamford recounts, a couple of radiomen patched together enough equipment and broken antennae to get a distress call off to the Sixth Fleet, despite intense jamming by the Israelis. “Any station, this is Rockstar,” [radioman] Halman shouted, using the Liberty’s voice call sign. “We are under attack by unidentified jet aircraft and require immediate assistance.”
The latest attempt of the Zionist lobby in Canada to shut down attempts to organize peaceful pressure against the state of Israel’s systematic violations of international law came at what must have seemed an opportune moment. On May 17, the day that Bill 202, “the Standing Up Against Anti-Semitism Act, 2016: An Act respecting participation in boycotts and and other anti-Semitic actions”, was presented to the Ontario provincial legislature in Toronto and quickly passed first reading, Ontario Premier Katherine Wynne was in Israel, where she warmly shook the hand of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The “anti-Semitism” witch hunt in the UK Labour Party against leftist supporters of Palestinian rights is continuing to claim new victims.
The latest is Marlene Ellis, a Black activist within the Momentum grouping, who was suspended on Friday. Ellis told The Electronic Intifada her suspension was an attack on free speech.
But campaigners have scored the first win in pushing back.
A Jewish activist expelled from the Labour Party for referring to the transatlantic slave trade as an “African holocaust” was cleared of anti-Semitism and readmitted to the party at the end of May.
Jackie Walker told The Electronic Intifada on Monday she had yet to receive an explanation for her suspension.
Twenty years ago, Haaretz ran a series of reports about the disappearance hundreds of Mizrahi infants, most from Yemenite families, during Israel’s early years. Were they kidnapped and put up for adoption? Had they died and been buried without their parents’ knowledge? Or is there a third possibility?
According to a Kurdish source, French forces stationed in northern Syria have begun constructing a military base near the city of Kobani in Aleppo province.
It should be pointed out that Syria has not asked France, nor given permission, for a military base in Aleppo.
So, how would you feel if Mexico just decided to build a military base in Texas without permission from the US?
Russia says Turkey’s military advisers are commanding Daesh terrorists operating around Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo, which has been the scene of fierce fighting over the past few weeks.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that up to 2,000 militants are taking part in the Aleppo battle based on mass media reports.
“Journalists say Turkey’s military advisers are commanding them,” she said
If there’s one thing to take away from this years Bilderberg meeting it is that the elite is scared to death of the precariat.
That’s a term coined by the British economist Guy Standing, referring to a class of people who feel less confident about society in general, either because of underemployment, poor economic conditions, political disenfranchisement, or to be perfectly frank, because they realize modern civilization is a fraud.
In other words, the precariat are people who are beaten down by the system and who have woken up to some degree as a result. If you are reading these words, you are most likely considered part of the precariat, and the elite is afraid of this group of people arguably more than anything else.
Those who promote what Jewish-American scholar Michael Goldberg calls “the Holocaust cult” (in his book Why Should Jews Survive?) have for decades sought to make the story more “relevant” and “meaningful” for non-Jewish Americans by appealing to patriotic sentiments. This has meant, for example, emphasizing the role of American troops as liberators of German concentration camps during the final weeks of the Second World War.
Soon after liberation, surviving children of the Auschwitz camp walk out of the children’s barracks. Poland, after January 27, 1945. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Lydia Chagoll.
Note: But all the children were supposed to be “gassed” upon arrival.
Lies lies and more lies.
Two deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department showed up at a house for a domestic disturbance call on Monday. Three dogs ran out into the yard, two small ones followed by a third larger one that the deputies labeled “immediately aggressive” before shooting and killing the animal.
On the eve of World War II, the United States was still mired in the Great Depression and found itself facing war on two fronts with Japan and Germany. However bleak the outlook, it was nothing compared to the outlook today.
Most of the files should have been accessible after 15 years, with the most top-secret documents locked away for up to 70 years. In many cases, Akevot says, the classified status of documents has expired, but they have still not been made public. Reasons for denial of access are rarely given.
In other instances, documents that were already declassified – some of them decades ago – have been re-sealed and are now unavailable.
Despite the mounting secrecy, historic war crimes are still coming to light.
Questions have been raised by lawyers over the accuracy of speed cameras after a driver doing just 29 miles an hour was clocked as reaching 85 mph.
Delivery driver Thomas Baird was sent a court summons accusing him of speeding in a 30 mph zone in Talke, Staffs.
Now Staffordshire Police have withdrawn the prosecution and paid out £2,000 to cover the driver’s legal costs.
The error has raised questions over the reliability of the camera and whether other drivers have been wrongly prosecuted.
A pan-European survey by the Pew Research Center released today found that 61pc of French voters have an “unfavourable” view, compared to 48pc in the UK.
A clear majority is opposed to “ever closer union” and wants powers returned to the French parliament, a finding that sits badly with the insistence by President Francois Hollande that “more Europe” is the answer to the EU’s woes.
“It is a protest against the elites,” said Professor Brigitte Granville, a French economist at Queen Mary University of London. “There are 5000 people in charge of everything in France. They are all linked by school and marriage, and they are tight.”
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.” — T.S. Eliot
The Obama administration is considering a plan that would allow the U.S. military to strike more targets with fewer restrictions throughout Afghanistan, officials told NBC News on Thursday.
A senior U.S. official said active discussions are under way to give U.S. forces new authority to strike Taliban fighters simply for being part of the Taliban.
Under current authority, they may carry out strikes only in self-defense, to protect Afghan forces deemed to be in imminent danger or to target al Qaeda and ISIS.
A senior defense official said the military has been “advocating” to expand its mandate, noting that the Taliban made significant advances last year and that Afghan forces couldn’t keep up.
Targeting Taliban assets in general could help Afghan forces take back territory, particularly in Helmand and Oruzgan provinces, where the Taliban have shifted much of their effort recently, this official said.
Why in the name of all that’s holy, are we still in Afghanistan?!?
I would like to politely remind both the civilian and military leadership in this country that it is NOT characterized as “the graveyard of empires” for no particular reason.
And aerial strikes to “neutralize” alleged Taliban members (no due process, no day in court, of course) is only going to antagonize more young men into becoming jihadists.
How many military personnel have we lost here?!?
As reported at watson.brown.edu:
The number of United States troops who have died fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had passed 6,800 at the beginning of 2015. They died in a host of ways. The causes of death include rocket-propelled grenade fire and the improvised explosive devices that have been responsible for roughly half of all deaths and injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their deaths were also the result of vehicle crashes, electrocutions, heatstroke, friendly fire, and suicides in theater. Official Pentagon numbers do not include the many troops who return home and kill themselves as a result of psychological wounds such as PTSD. The DOD does not report suicides among non-active duty reservists. However, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released data on suicides among all veterans, in a comprehensive February 2013 report. The VA issued a public statement that it is using this data in order to implement rigorous suicide prevention measures. The military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have also produced fatalities among large numbers of private contract workers. A full and accurate accounting of contractor deaths has not yet been done by the Pentagon. Over 6,900 contractors working for the US have been killed in the two war zones. The true number is likely much larger: the majority of US contractors are the citizens of other countries, many of whose deaths appear not to have been reported.
How much has the US government spent on the Afghanistan war?!?
According to time.com in January of 2015, the cost has been Afghanistan has cost $685.6 billion to that date.
AND FOR WHAT, PLEASE?!? How am I, or any of the people reading this blog, more “safe and secure”, for this war having dragged on as it has, over the last 14 years?!?
Has this brought “democracy” to the Afghani people?!?
No. The “elections” here have been pretty much a rubber stamp of whatever US-Centric thug the US government wanted in power.
Have we managed to help the Afghanis improve their economy?
As reported last February in an article in antiwar.com, the following statement was quoted by Peter Van Buren:
Hey, did you wake up today wondering what was going on in Afghanistan, America’s 51st state, you know, the one we’ve been occupying for over 14 years, that one where thousands of Americans have died and where thousands still serve? Yeah, that Afghanistan. Sure, of course, I can be more specific. But better let the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) tell the tale, via it released its thirtieth Quarterly Report to Congress. The quarterly report notes: Despite more than a decade of reconstruction and development efforts, the Afghan economy remains in fragile and worsening condition. Intractable insurgents, cutbacks in foreign military personnel, persistent emigration of people and capital, and a slowing global economy are shifting Afghanistan’s economic prospects from troubling to bleak.
So can someone in the US government please tell me, with a straight face, why the hell we are still here?!?
The answers here are both clear, and disturbing, and involve corporate greed; the pathological inabilities of the US government and military to admit they made a mistake; and the incredible flow of heroin from opium poppies, the cultivation of which is booming in present day Afghanistan, courtesy of the US and NATO occupation.
Private mercenary firms, such as Academi, have been making a killing (literally, and figuratively), with contracts for services like training Afghani security forces from 2002 through 2014 (and we have seen just how well THAT has gone).
Has this government never heard of performance-based pay?!? Why was Academi allowed to continue with its services, when the outcome of those services was so abysmally lousy, that even with the US, NATO and Afghan forces working against them, the Taliban are gaining ground?!?
IBM has also made a great deal of money through its mandate to “stabilize” Afghanistan by facilitating private investment in its vast mineral wealth.”
Bluntly put, this war has neither improved the security, nor the quality of life for the American people; it has been a meat grinder through which elite corporatists and druglords have been able to make obscene amounts of money.
Those military who were killed outright, or maimed for life, were only “collateral damage” in the eyes of these people, and irrelevant.
In my eyes, these military are neither collateral damage nor irrelevant; they were people with lives, lives that mattered, thrown into a war based on a pack of lies.
It has been a 14 year mistake that can only be remedied by the US and NATO withdrawing their forces as quickly as would be safe.
And now would be a pretty damned good time to start that process, thank you very much.
Since that unholy trinity of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld will never be prosecuted for lying this country into a war, which has broken this country both morally and fiscally, the withdrawal of US and NATO troops is the best outcome we can hope for now.
Water departments in at least 33 cities across 17 states were found to have “cheated” for over a decade on tests to conceal dangerous levels of lead in their water supplies. The scientist who discovered the Flint water contamination joined RT to discuss.
“We have a 25-year-old law that protects people from lead in the drinking water, and unfortunately that law has been broken routinely around the country,” Virginia Tech University Professor Marc Edwards told RT.
“For the last 10 years, people were doing sampling in water that made lead look low when they were reporting it to the EPA, but it was high when children were drinking it. And the EPA effectively condoned this ‘cheating’ as I call it until at least the Flint story became an international embarrassment,” stated Edwards.
Facing a rebounding Taliban insurgency, the US will expand airstrikes in Afghanistan, according to a “senior US defense official,” the Associated Press reported. The new plan may affect the timeline of withdrawal for the 9,800 US troops stationed there.
As support for a British exit from the EU strengthens, at least according to the latest polls that give some people whiplash, policy makers on both sides of the English Channel are finally beginning to think about the days, weeks and months after June 23. Some countries, such as Germany, seem more inclined to favor a soft, pragmatic approach in the event of a Brexit, while others, led by the government of France, are calling for a more punitive response.
Oh yes, I can already see the French trying to invade England!
New pieces of debris have been found in Madagascar by a man searching for parts of missing flight MH370.
First of all the US does not have a media. It has a ministry of propaganda. The media in the US is a function of the military security complex and of neoconservatives, and their ideology is world hegemony. That means American control of the entire world includes Russia and China. The neoconservative ideology says that history chose America to be the empire to rule the world. That is why they say that the United States is an indispensable country, and that the American people are the exceptional people. So, what you have here is the same ideology as Adolf Hitler. No one else matters.
There are the efforts of neoconservatives to destabilize Russia. This is the reason for Georgia and Ukraine. This is the reason for military activities on the part of the US and NATO on the Russia’s borders. This is an effort in part to destabilize the Russian government, but the neoconservatives are preparing to take this all away to war.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and French Ambassador to Moscow Jean-Maurice Ripert have discussed preparations for the trilateral summit on Nagorno-Karabakh in St. Petersburg, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
The meeting was held on the request of the French ambassador who was accompanied by co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Pierre Andrieu.
“During the meeting, the sides discussed issues connected with international efforts on resolving the crisis in Ukraine, as well as preparations for the trilateral summit on Nagorno-Karabakh settlement in St. Petersburg. They also touched upon the situation in the South Caucasus and in Central Asia,” the foreign ministry said.
The ministry did no clarify the concrete date of the summit.
Russia is perceived as an “honest broker” by both the Azerbaijani and Armenian governments; hopefully, this dialogue will move the process along to where there can be a meaningful peace deal created., and permanently de-escalate tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh.
In the wake of the deadly Tel Aviv attack, ministers voice empty bravado and call for collective punishment, thereby just pushing more Palestinians to violence. It’s time Israel learned the lesson: Terrorism will continue as long as the occupation does.
Wow! Even Ha’Aretz is saying the occupation has gone on too long!
In past 36 hours Heavy fighting between Syrian Democratic Forces and ISIS around strategic city of Menbej 50 ISIS terrorist killed and 75 villages and farms came under control of SDF, SOHR anounced based from reliable sources.
The US Attacks resulted in the death of a woman and four of her children, and injured her husband, which rise the number of civilians killed by the international coalition’s warplanes since the beginning of the operations on areas around the city and its countryside to 30 persons, including 11 children and four citizen women.
US backed forces are retreating.Syrian forces with a wall of Russian airpower are advancing towards Raqqa.
Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the Sfaiyeh crossroad after clashing with ISIS in western Raqqa province; the Sfaiyeh intersection leads directly north to Tabqa Airbase. The advance was spearheaded by the Desert Hawks Brigade and Syrian Marines, who were assisted by the SAA’s 555th Regiment of the 4th Mechanized Division.
The SAA also seized the adjacent Sfaiyeh oil field and its electrical station.
Anti’ Zionist Jews insist that Zionism and being Jewish are entirely different matters that have nothing to do with each other. Jonathan Boyd, the Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) claims the opposite. According to Boyd, statistics proves that “being a Jew and a Zionist are one and the same, they cannot be separated out.” Demands to separate Zionism and the Jews tear “Jewishness in two,” Boyd wrote today in the Jewish Chronicle.
How does a defensive action result in the total conquest of someone else’s lands? The answer is that it does not. Israel is the aggressor. The maps of Israel then and now prove it.
Tel Aviv Mayor Blames Terror Attack on Israel’s Occupation
Having sent not one but two aircraft carriers into the Mediterranean in what, as we reported yesterday, was meant to be a “clear message to Russia”, the US decided to further antagonize Russia when on Monday it sent the US destroyer Porter in the Black Sea “for a series of drills with allies and forces of partner nations in what the United States called a routine deployment”, the US Navy announced. To be sure, the US Navy was quite clear about its intentions with these deployments: “It provides some needed presence in the Med to check…the Russians,” the official said. “The unpredictability of what we did with Truman kind of makes them think twice.”
The question one has to ask is, why is the US government confronting Russia militarily in an election year?!?
The answers are complex, but the following scenarios are hardly improbable.
First, the US economy is in a tailspin, except for the fortunes of the 1 percenters.
Under President Obama’s watch, decently paying jobs, which used to be the bedrock of a comfortable, middle-class existence, continue to be offshored and outsourced, leaving many Americans with no choice but to be working several minimum wage jobs, if they can get them, and running further and further into personal debt.
To say that there is a lot of anger and resentment on this issue, in the heartland, is like saying that the Titanic hit a little bit of ice.
So if in fact there is a war against Russia and/or China before the election, it will have been very cynically created, in order to attempt to misdirect Americans’ anger at the horrific economic conditions in which so many find themselves toward those two nations.
Secondly, internal polling by the White House may indicate that Trump could well pull off a miracle, and soundly win the 2016 election, even with all of the vote fraud and vote suppression the Democrats can muster.
Should this happen, the Establishment will want to pile on as much pain and misery on the Trump Administration as humanly possible, by initiating a war with which Trump must contend, even before he has taken the oath of office, and perhaps deliberately crashing the economy just as hard as they can before he becomes President.
Thirdly, should Clinton win/steal the election, she very much wants to be perceived as a “war president”; the smell of blood (other people’s, of course) is the ultimate aphrodisiac of power for her.
Expect her to recklessly declare war against Russia and China, as her first act as President, rather than looking for any possible way of diffusing geopolitical tensions with both countries.
Look for her to reinstitute the draft; and if there is any major public protest against such wars, look for her to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and declare martial law.
After all, her good friends on Wall Street, and in the banking industry, will be making billions from such activities; and for her, money isn’t everything: it is the only thing.
I would, frankly, hate to be the military strategists and weapons specialists who, ultimately, will have to tell her that the US military doesn’t have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia and/or China.
Clinton should be getting educated on these issues now, but in her hubris, believes she will have “plenty of time” to be schooled on these once she has taken the Oath of Office; she absolutely does not have the luxury of time at all, if she is looking at winning a war against Russia and/or China.
Don’t bother clicking the link. I disabled it.
I have seen several of these in recent days, pop-up ads screaming that you MUST update your Firefox (or Chrome, or IE or Opera, of Windows). These ads plant malware on your system. Always check the URLs you are requested to click and never accept a patch that is not coming from the original authors of a product.
The malware artists have declared war on the American people and as usual, the “mighty” NSA can’t or won’t do a thing about it, proving again (along with TSA) that US Government programs are costly, inconvenient, unconstitutional, and totally useless.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the American Jewish Committee each filed a friend of the court brief on Tuesday with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on behalf of Susan Abeles, who retired involuntarily in 2013 after working for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for 26 years. She was accused of being absent without leave on the last two days of Passover that year and suspended for five days without pay.
Note: Ah the smell of money…she needs lots of time off and for hiring just do a Passover or you will get this.
- A lack of creativity
- A lack of curiosity and passion
- A lack of patience
- Lack of exercise
- Decreased test scores
- Lack of human connection
The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill yesterday to place a ten-year moratorium on fracking and the disposal of fracking wastewater in the Commonwealth.
“Across the country, fracking is polluting drinking water and making families sick,” said Ben Hellerstein, State Director for Environment Massachusetts. “We applaud Senate leaders for taking steps to ensure this dirty drilling and its toxic waste never come to Massachusetts.”
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a method of drilling that involves injecting millions of gallons of water, often laced with toxic chemicals, deep underground to fracture rock formations and release oil and gas…
Utah Senator threatens to yank U.S. peace money from Colombia after nation tries to make expensive leukemia drug more affordable
British politicians DID know about CIA torture flights… but Straw and spy chief WON’T be charged: Prosecutors say no-one will stand trial over claims two men were sent back to Libya 12 years ago
Cannabis is increasingly known to treat a variety of ailments, but a new, unexpected use for the plant recently has emerged amid one of the worst man-made disasters in American history. Thousands of residents were sickened and evacuated when a decrepit methane storage well at SoCalGas’ northern Los Angeles Aliso Canyon facility ruptured, initiating a months-long blowout that unleashed 100,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere from October to February — though it’s possible an even higher volume was released.
Our export boom OUTSIDE the EU: Leave campaign reveals Britain is exporting a record £14billion to non-European countries – as JCB boss says ‘we have little to fear’
Britain is exporting a record amount to countries outside the crisis-hit European Union, it was revealed yesterday.
Leave campaigners said the official £14billion export figure was proof the country is less dependant than ever on the rest of the EU.
It emerged as one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs insisted Britain can ‘stand on its own two feet’.
Lord Bamford, the billionaire chairman of JCB, said in an open letter to his 6,000 UK staff that the country ‘has little to fear’ from cutting ties with Brussels and that his company and the whole of the UK ‘will prosper just as much outside the EU’.
Internet file sharing has long been a prime route for malware to spread. The situation is one of the reasons (aside from the exposure of proprietary data) that many companies restrict the use of cloud file sharing to corporate-approved systems. But it turns out that those enterprise cloud folders are just as bad. As more companies sanction the use of cloud applications for collaboration and sharing data—even just between individuals’ computers and mobile devices—those cloud apps have increasingly become fertile ground for malware.
Earlier this week, security researchers at Checkpoint discovered a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to change messages and links sent through Facebook messenger. Facebook quickly patched the bug … but did you know links sent privately through messenger can be read by anyone? Moreover, Facebook knows about this and has no plans to fix the issue.
WORLD WIDE WEB CREATOR Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said that the internet has fallen into the hands of large corporations and governments and become the “world’s largest surveillance network”.
Berners-Lee explained in an interview with The New York Times that his invention has steadily come under the control of powerful interests.
“It controls what people see. It creates mechanisms for how people interact. It’s been great, but spying, blocking sites, repurposing people’s content, taking you to the wrong websites completely undermines the spirit of helping people create,” he said.
“The problem is the dominance of one search engine, one big social network, one Twitter for microblogging.”
The abacus-shufflers of analyst firm IDC have revised their 2016 PC sales forecasts downwards.
The firm now says PC shipments “… are forecast to decline by 7.3% year over year”. That’s “roughly two per cent below earlier projections as conditions have been weaker than expected.” The firm names “weak currencies, depressed commodity prices, political uncertainty, and delayed projects” as the weaker conditions impacting sales.
Windows 10 isn’t helping matters either, because lots of people are availing themselves of free Windows 10 upgrades rather than buying a new PC. The firm also says that “while a large share of enterprises are evaluating Windows 10, the pace of new PC purchases has not yet stabilized commercial PC shipments.” Which sounds like plenty of organisations just aren’t pulling the upgrade trigger fast enough to give the PC market a kick.
Something is very, very wrong: Global governments are boosting spending at the FASTEST rate … YET… World Bank downgrades its forecast for 2016 global economy
LinkedIn Job Postings Plunge, “by far the Worst Month since January 2009”. Is The Job Market For Professionals Unraveling?
On Sunday, we learned that the man who stormed a Paris police station while waving a meat cleaver and donning a fake bomb vest once lived in a center for asylum seekers in Germany and may have ties to the wave of sexual assaults that occurred in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
Reporters managed to capture Henry Kissinger
Flashback: In the aftermath of the Six Day War, General Charles de Gaulle publicly called the Jews “an elite people, self-confident, and dominating” and, almost in passing, noted that the Israelis enjoyed “vast support in money, influence, and propaganda [. . .] from the Jewish circles of America and Europe.” Though largely forgotten today, Jewish groups then widely attacked De Gaulle, claiming his comments would lead to “discrimination,” and even Raymond Aron, the otherwise unflappable critic of Jewish ethnocentrism, lost his composure.
Flashback: Certainly the most lucrative expression of this seemingly endless campaign has been West Germany’s massive and historically unparalleled reparations payoff to Israel and world Jewry for the alleged collective sins of the German people during the Hitler era. Between 1953 and 1992, the Federal Republic of (West) Germany paid out more than $35 billion in reparations to the Zionist state and to millions of individual “victims of National Socialism.”
Note: Never again. Never enough! Give is more and more and more.
In 1965, Germany signed a treaty agreeing to pay individual victims; survivors had to file their claims before 1969. Since then, Germany has paid out over €63.2 billion — including €1.5 billion in direct payments to the Israeli government.
Note: It will never be enough and if you question any of the preposterous claims of the holocau$t you go to jail.
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday evening to pass a resolution calling upon Germany to increase restitution support for Holocaust survivors in what one of the legislation’s sponsors described as a last chance to support the dwindling number of Nazi victims.
Note: There will never be an end to this extortion racket. That is why you will never be allowed to know the truth.
A troubling report by the Institute for Economics and Peace found a mere ten nations on the planet are not at war and completely free from conflict. According to the Global Peace Index 2016, only Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mauritius, Panama, Qatar, Switzerland, Uruguay and Vietnam are free from conflict. Iceland tops the list of most peaceful countries in the world, followed by Denmark, Austria, New Zealand, Portugal, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, and Slovenia — while the United States ranked far lower, at 103. Palestine, placed in the index of 163 nations for the first time this year, ranked 148th.
In order to understand the hype surrounding the phenomena of Islamic radicalism and terrorism, we need to understand the prevailing global economic order and its prognosis. What the pragmatic economists have forecasted about the free market capitalism has turned out to be true; whether we like it or not. A kind of global economic entropy has set into motion. The money is flowing from the area of high monetary density to the area of low monetary density. The rise of the BRICS countries in the 21st century is the proof of this tendency. BRICS are growing economically because the labor in developing economies is cheap; labor laws and rights are virtually nonexistent; expenses on creating a safe and healthy work environment are minimal; regulatory framework is lax; expenses on environmental protection are negligible; taxes are low; and in the nutshell, windfalls for the multinational corporations are huge
White House calls FBI probe into Clinton’s classified emails a ‘criminal investigation’ – to glee of Republicans – on the same day Obama endorses her
Barack Obama’s spokesman described the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s classified email scandal as a ‘criminal investigation’ on Thursday, less than an hour after the president endorsed his embattled former secretary of state to succeed him.
As we run up to yet another anniversary of the 9-11 false-flag attacks, the government’s controlled assets on the web are once again pushing the “no plane at the Pentagon” hoax as hard as they can, to give the corporate media an easy means to discredit those who question the official story while avoiding the really tough questions like, “Why did the BBC announce the collapse of World Trade Center 7 twenty six minutes before it actually happened?” Or, “How did President Bush’s Secret Service know he was not a target sitting in that school on Florida?”
The media cannot ask, let alone answer, those questions, so the propagandists gin up this “No plane” theory and plant it online to give the corporate media an easy handle with which to ridicule and dismiss the whole idea of doubting the official story of 9-11.
For Sunny in Oregon…
Britain’s anti-nuclear activists have blocked entrance to a nuclear bomb factory for more than three days, bringing the construction work at the firm to a halt.
Peace campaigners from the Trident Ploughshares group began a month-long action on Monday against the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons program at AWE Burghfield in Berkshire, where warheads are assembled and maintained.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“… the failure to provide relevant context, the acceptance and dissemination of myths, the application of double standards as virtual standard operating procedure, and participation in ideological bandwagons and campaigns, have been extremely important in [New York] Times coverage of foreign affairs.” — Edward Herman
On Tuesday, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, whose net worth is said to be a whopping $79 billion and who daily earns an additional $20 million on interest alone, advised those living in extreme poverty to get a hen house.
Despite NATO’s intense military buildup in Eastern Europe, the largest since World War II, US officials warn that, in the event of an invasion, alliance forces could be overwhelmed by Russia in less than three days.
Good reason not to start a war!
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has admitted that his decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from the organization’s blacklist came after threats from a number of countries. Human rights groups are urging him to backtrack on the decision.
The Russia-backed Syrian Arab Army may retake Raqqa ahead of US-supported rebels, “poking the Americans in the eye” in the region they have long pledged to recapture.
Washington may be forced to renege on its huge debt to Beijing under catastrophic circumstances, says the former head of the Bank of England Mervyn King. He suggests governments could mitigate risk by diversifying their assets.
“Those eeeeevil Chinese MADE us do it!” — Official White Horse Souce
Yet another confirmation has arrived regarding what informed observers have known since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis but what, up until this point, authorities have tried to deny – that French Special Forces are active on the ground in Syria.
According to reports by French news agency, AFP, the Special Forces troops are working alongside terrorists in northern Syria in an effort to guide the operation to retake Manbij. The French soldiers are also working alongside the SDF, a loose coalition of terrorists, YPG, Kurds, Arabs, and other groups, supported by the U.S. and NATO…
Over 31000 troops from 24 countries are taking part in NATO’s Anaconda 2016 war drills in Poland.
Nearly half of unemployed Americans have quit looking for work, and the numbers are even worse for the long-term jobless, according to a poll released Wednesday that paints a grim picture of the labor market.
Authorities say a Georgia police officer responded to the wrong house and shot the homeowner.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Henry County police asked the agency to investigate the shooting Wednesday at a Stockbridge home.
Continuity Preppers: FEMA, DHS In “Secret Orgy of Preparedness” at Secret Underground Mountain Bunker
“Top British officials helped abduct a pregnant woman and four children, and so far we have no apology, no explanation, and now no one held responsible. Sir Mark Allen took credit, in writing, for the operation. Jack Straw, we are told, signed it off. The head of MI5 was so incensed about all this she wrote to Tony Blair at the time.
“Strangely, the CPS’s attitude to all this is ‘see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil’. It is hard to escape the conclusion that this decision has a great deal to do with political power and very little to do with the rule of law. While these families have been denied justice at every turn, we are determined to keep fighting for it.”
The stakes could not be higher. Not only the future of the BRICS, but the future of a new multipolar world is in the balance. And it all hinges on what happens in Brazil in the next few months.
It is possible that even if the people vote for the BREXIT, Parliament will bow to their masters the money-junkies in Brussels and sell the British people into foreign servitude.
Of course, the last British ruler with that kind of arrogance was Charles I.
Two self-proclaimed nuns from the city of Merced in the state of California, have defied a ban on cultivation of marijuana in the city, growing the plant for medical purpose.
Generally, medical marijuana is legal in California in pursuant to Proposition 215 in 1996 and Senate Bill 420. However, in July 2015, state governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act into law, targeting illegal marijuana growers.
The state also gave municipalities the power to create their own medical marijuana laws. This has allowed the city of Merced to make growing and selling of medical marijuana illegal. Although city officials claim the ban is temporal, two women living in the Central Valley of the city have hit local news headlines for defying the law…
Education in a Police State: Schools Across the US Firing Guidance Counselors — Opt for Cops Instead
This week, the United States Department of Education (DOE) released a collection of survey data from all 95,000 public schools in America. According to the DOE, the 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is a survey of all public schools and school districts in the United States. The CRDC measures student access to courses, programs, instructional and other staff, and resources — as well as school climate factors, such as student discipline and bullying and harassment — that impact education equity and opportunity for students.
The trove of data highlights a frightening state of affairs in which public schools now find themselves…
America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished.
Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson .
According to its latest public relations release by the FBI’s ‘counter terrorism’ department, the agency plans to “significantly increased” its use of stings in order to catch would-be terrorists. In other words, it’s planning to ramp-up its policy of using entrapment in order to organize, recruit, train and even supply materials to budding neophyte terrorists in the US.
As U.S. destroyers and warships enter the Black Sea for the first time since the Cold War, NATO’s ten-day military exercises encircling Russia threatens peace in Europe says Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics at University of Kent
“That’s the whole point!” — Official White Horse Souse
Rob Kirby – Something We’ve Never Seen Before In Recorded History, The Global Financial Systems & Global Economies All Seem To Be Moving In The Same Direction At The Same Time – Down The Tubes
We regret that Governor Cuomo is among those standing on the wrong side of history, and we express our appreciation to the growing number of courageous policymakers and citizens who stand with the Palestinian people today.
US owners of later-model Lexus cars have had a frustrating day after an over-the-air update left the entertainment and navigation systems locked in a loop of restarts and flashing purple hues.
Lexus has blamed “errant data” that was broadcast to some Lexi sold after 2014, causing the system controlling navigation, audio, climate controls, and Bluetooth to reboot in a perpetual loop while making an annoying pinging sound.
It’s debatable whether George Orwell surmised the ominous threat of totalitarianism that inspired him to pen the dystopic vision, 1984, would extend worldwide and resurface nearly seven decades after its publication. But the novel’s apt description of a world on end have undoubtedly come to pass.
Innumerable examples evidence how 1984 would better be described as a dark portent than a fascinating read, but one thing — the political language dubbed Newspeak, employed by the ruling government, Ingsoc — seems to have served as an instruction manual for the American empire.
Political language stands as arguably the most influential means to shape foreign policy…
A Researcher at Cisco’s Talos limb have discovered an arbitrary code execution flaw in PDFium, the PDF reader installed by default in Google’s Chrome browser.
CVE-2016-1681, discovered by Talos’ Aleksandar Nikolic, means that PDF that includes an embedded jpeg2000 image can trigger an exploitable heap buffer overflow.
The flaw looks like it is down to a tiny error by Chrome’s developers, as Nikolic writes that “An existing assert call in the OpenJPEG library prevents the heap overflow in standalone builds, but in the build included in release versions of Chrome, the assertions are omitted.”
The medicinal components of ginger work primarily in the stomach and intestines. As an established folk remedy to treat motion sickness, nausea and osteoarthritis, daily consumption of ginger also does wonders for reducing the risk of high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.
Ginger is known to beat drugs in defeating cancer and many inflammatory processes. The University of Maryland Medical Center cites several preliminary studies that suggest ginger may also lower cholesterol and prevent blood from clotting. Stopping your blood from clotting can help people with heart disease, where blood vessels become clogged and lead to heart attack or stroke.
Now, data published in Nutrition indicated that daily ginger consumption was associated with an 8% lower risk of developing hypertension and a 13% lower risk of coronary heart disease in adults…
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The one state that has gone complete anti-democratic is Oklahoma. It is wise not to travel in that state at all. Oklahoma should be on a no-fly zone. Now, Oklahoma police can outright seize everything you have from debit cards to bank accounts on a traffic stop without any criminal charges being filed. If some policeman thinks you’re doing something illegal, your life is over. Without money, you cannot hire a lawyer and they can just rob everything you have on a whim.
Wake up, America. The Fourth Amendment is supposed to be a pain in the neck for the government. Wake up, America. How many congressional assaults on the Constitution will we tolerate?
A French waitress was allegedly assaulted by two Muslim men for serving alcohol during Ramadan.
The woman, a practising Muslim of Tunisian origin, was working on the terrace of the Vitis Café in Nice when she was reportedly insulted by two passers-by on Wednesday.
BRAVO! Integration Minister says her actions to make Norway LESS attractive to migrants/refugees have worked
Contrary to Article 44 of the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, to which the UK and Russia are both party, the UK has engaged in extensive illegal harassment of a Russian naval submarine engaged in fully lawful transit of the Dover Strait.
A Russian naval vessel en route between the Baltic and Black Seas is fully and specifically entitled under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Articles 37 and 38 to the right of passage through the strait. This is in addition to the general right of passage through the territorial sea at Article 17. The Russian navy was in full compliance with the provision at Article 20 that, while in territorial waters, the submarine must be on the surface and displaying its flag, and in compliance with Articles 29 to 32 on warships.
Not only does the Russian Navy have every right to sail through the Dover strait on passage, it has been exercising that right – along with many other navies – for over a hundred years. The decision of the British government now to employ military harassment and threat is not only illegal, it is a gross and entirely deliberate act of provocation designed to sour international relations and disturb the atmosphere of world peace.
Below is a incomplete list of “rescue” videos showing “kids being rescued” from “rubble” after “Syrian/Russian bombing” prepared by the U.S./UK financed Syria Civil Defence aka the “White Helmets”.
Over the course of the last year, a group of current and former government officials, strategists, and scholars spanning the political spectrum met for a monthly dinner series through the Center for a New American Security’s “Extending American Power” project, co-chaired by Dr. Robert Kagan and the Hon. James P. Rubin. The goal of the series was to bring together a bipartisan group to help shape the national conversation on America’s role in the world during the run-up to the presidential election in November 2016. The group convened multiple times to discuss a range of regional and functional issues from the Middle East to Asia to the international economy. At a time when partisanship in the American political establishment has reached unprecedented heights, CNAS believes it is more important than ever to rebuild the national consensus on America’s role in the world.
This “Center for a New American Security” smells like the old “Project for the New American Century” with a new coat of paint!
Robert Kagan, the current co-chair of CNAS, was a co-founder of PNAC along with William Kristol!
Certainly the agenda is the same, global domination by the United States through perpetual war!
Ex-UK ambassador: Corrupt Crown Prosecution Service Bins Action on Extraordinary Rendition and Torture
Anybody who is in any way surprised at today’s announcement that nobody will be prosecuted for extraordinary rendition and torture, is in deep denial about what a corrupt and rotten state the United Kingdom is.
Among the many documents the Metropolitan Police (who are genuinely furious) handed to the Director of Public Prosecutions, and which now lies in a bin, is my own sworn evidence of the complicity in torture of Jack Straw and senior FCO officials. I therefore now publish the statement I made to the Metropolitan Police.
They are haunted by flashbacks of bloodshed, racism and despair.
They are Manitoba’s Sayisi Dene, survivors of a devastating government-forced relocation in 1956. And this summer, they will be compensated for their ordeal. The federal government is finalizing a $33-million package.
“Will it make a difference? I don’t know,” Eva Yassie told CBC News. “Sad, sad. Dark, dark. Evil. That’s all I seen at Dene Village.”
As seen in the video released by “authorities,” LaVoy exited the vehicle in an apparent attempt to draw gunfire away from his traveling companions. Sadly, LaVoy was executed for his actions. Deserving, perhaps, a ticket for Trespassing, LaVoy Finicum was basically murdered for taking a peaceful stand against the Federal Government. LaVoy’s death, however, was not in vain, as countless patriots have mobilized and are taking action as a direct result his criminal execution. One prominent member of the Finicum family, LaVoy’s widow, Jeanette, has picked up the torch and is taking action.
As Facebook and other digital social platforms face repeated accusations of censorship, a new blockchain-based social networking platform is emerging — with the express purpose of combating censorship.
“We are basically living in an information age plagued by arbitrary censorship and digital amnesia, affecting every Internet user,” says AKASHA Project founder and CEO Mihai Alisie.
That digital amnesia, he argues, is a consequence of inefficient servers that fail to guarantee the permanence of information…
Solight Design ™ makes beautifully-architected and sustainable home lighting products that appeal to the design and environmentally conscious consumer while providing lights to those in need.
Last weekend, when Claire and I were staying on Kauai, the friend we stayed with showed us one of these lights. Our friend does a lot of charity work in Nepal, and is taking 50 of these units to a small village north of Kathmandu next month, to homes which do not have electricity and light their homes at night with kerosene lanterns. Although “romantic”, kerosene lamps do produce carbon monoxide which is toxic, and can accumulate in closed spaces with poor ventilation.
The light is a very clever and portable design and good for campers, survivalists, and so forth. The impressive part is they produce a bright light and produce an hour of light for every hour of sunshine received during the day, far exceeding those solar powered lights people buy to illuminate their walkways in front of their homes.
Today’s radio guest is the designer/inventor of these products.
Some 31,000 troops and thousands of military vehicles are taking part in NATO’s “Operation Anakonda 2016” in Poland this week. It is the largest NATO operation since the end of the Cold War and it is taking place not far from Poland’s border with Russia’s Kaliningrad. US generals swear it is just a “defensive” exercise and there is nothing for Russia to be concerned over. How would the US feel about a similar Russian/Chinese military exercise in Mexico?
Flashback: Early in 1935, a passenger ship bound for Haifa in Palestine left the German port of Bremerhaven. Its stern bore the Hebrew letters for its name, “Tel Aviv,” while a swastika banner fluttered from the mast. And although the ship was Zionist-owned, its captain was a National Socialist Party member.
Federal taxpayers are on the hook for nearly $20,000 just to settle each refugee and asylum seeker, who are then immediately eligible for cash welfare, food stamps, housing and medical aid, according to a new report on the “refugee industry.”
The refugees are getting better treatment form the US Government than the citizens do!
One month ago, we were stunned to report that none other than billionaire Carl Icahn had taken the net exposure of his hedge fund, Icahn Enterprises, from a modest net 25% short – his recent negative bias on the market was hardly a secret – to a practically apocalyptic, 149% net short which is about as close to betting on a market crash as one could get.
In early February, in a post titled “A Wounded Deutsche Bank Lashes Out At Central Bankers: Stop Easing, You Are Crushing Us”, we showed just how vast the feud between Europe’s biggest – and ever more troubled commercial bank – and the ECB had become. As DB’s Parag Thatte lamented then, “ECB rhetoric suggests additional easing measures forthcoming in March. While a fundamental tenet of these measures, in particular negative rates, has been to push investors out the risk spectrum, we remind that arguably the impact has been exactly the opposite.” And while the DB analyst has been correct, and now NIRP is widely accepted as a major mistake, the ECB proceeded to not only ease even more just one month after this first DB lament, but in what may have been a direct affront to DB, launched the monetization of corporate bonds, something which as we documented earlier today has now led to the complete disconnect between bonds and underlying fundamentals.
The deal that Tokyo has long resisted threatens to intensify regional tensions and may come at a big cost to American workers and the US military-industrial complex.
On Tuesday, warning that the North Atlantic Alliance seems to be looking to up the ante of NATO-Russian confrontation in the Black Sea, Russian NATO envoy Alexander Grushko emphasized that the body of water will never become “NATO’s Lake.” Speaking to a leading independent Russian online newspaper, military experts explained why this is the case.
Deployment of a second US air carrier in the Mediterranean has been called to deter a Russian task force deployed in the region, a US official told the Wall Street Journal.
“It provides some needed presence in the Med to check…the Russians,” a military official in Washington told the WSJ. “The unpredictability of what we did with Truman kind of makes them think twice,” he said, noting that the new deployment demonstrates that the US Navy can be agile and adaptive.
Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced Thursday that no charges will be brought against British spies over the 2004 rendition of Libyan dissidents due to “insufficient evidence.”
“All the witnesses got really depressed and committed suicide!” — Number 9 3/4
Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids.
For a country that depends on oil for 95 percent of its exports, the prolonged drop in the price of crude has been a serious financial blow.
The American Society of Civil Engineers warns that crumbling roads, rusting bridges, decaying railroads and transit systems are costing the nation $129 billion each year, and that crumbling infrastructure adds $97 billion annually and caused travel delays of $28 billion annually.
Note: But, more money for Israel!
As a Hungarian reporter was conducting a live broadcast at a facility where migrants had just passed through, a refugee was caught on tape, walking right up to the camera and making a beheading gesture. The facility seen in the tape was in utter chaos, with clothes and belongings of the migrants strewn everywhere.
Open the door and see the armed Gestapo at your doorstep demanding you turn over the rights of your children and toddlers. They no longer belong to you as mandated by federal law.
You see the fear in your toddler’s eyes as you are no longer capable of protecting them and are forced by law to give up your children to the police. They sit them on a bus to be shipped away to a school hundreds of miles away in which they will be trained to forget every value, tradition, and characteristic you have tried to teach. They will be disciplined with abuse, torture, starvation, and rape. If you ever see them again, they will not be the innocent child you once knew.
This from the government that today screams “diversity” as the excuse to flood our nation with illegal immigrants and refugees.
The new evidence exposed in a documentary called “The Day Israel Attacked America,” by award-winning British filmmaker Richard Belfield, includes audio that proves the Israelis knew they were attacking a U.S. ship. Survivors of the attack have long maintained that Israel intended to kill the entire crew and sink the USS Liberty as a means of scapegoating blame for the incident onto Egypt.
But why would Israel want the U.S. to believe that Egypt was responsible you ask?
The answer would be found in what is know as a ‘false flag’ attack, which was meant to shift the blame for an incident as a means of drawing President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. public into declaring war on Egypt.
The attack on the USS Liberty lasted for over two hours, but just sixteen minutes after the attacks had begun audio evidence confirms that the Israelis knew the identity as that of an American vessel.
Gold bullion is seeing increased sales in the UK on BREXIT “nerves” according to Reuters today:
“Demand for bullion bars and coins is rising, with men and women of all ages buying up the safe-haven metal in case of a British exit from the European Union.
A specialized unit inside mobile firm BlackBerry has for years enthusiastically helped intercept user data — including BBM messages — to help in hundreds of police investigations in dozens of countries, a CBC News investigation reveals.
Hopefully, including the United States, and more specifically, Washington DC … the State Department.
Vladimir Putin is a few years younger than I am. Like me he spent several years in Germany. Like me he lost an elder brother to diphtheria (his during the Nazi siege of Leningrad, mine just after the second world war). His mother, despite her extreme suffering under the Nazi oppression of Russia did not hate German soldiers. My father, a prisoner of war for 5 years and often put in German “revenge camps” in chains and fed on bread and water, did his best to understand the suffering of Germans under a vile dictatorship and liked visiting Germany after the war. He encouraged me to learn and study German, as I am sure, from what we know, Putin’s mother would have done.
SOROS IS RETURNED TO TRADING WITH BIG SHORTS: EU COLLAPSE, ECONOMIC TROUBLES… THE LAST TIME HE BECAME CLOSELY INVOLVED IN HIS FIRM’S TRADING IS 2007
The Russians are using these against Al Nusra in Aleppo tonight.
Published on Nov 26, 2012
TRC “Point” is designed to engage point for small targets deep in the enemy’s defense: ground-based reconnaissance-strike complexes, control of various arms, parking of aircraft and helicopters, reserve troops, munitions storage facilities, fuel and other supplies.
The two first Guided Missile Launch “Point” was produced in 1971 officially adopted in 1975 had a complex range of 15 to 70 km and the average deviation of the circular 250 m in 1989, began to come into service a modified set of “point -U. ” The main difference is its greater range and accuracy.
Complex “Tochka-U” was used extensively in the first and second Chechen campaign, and was also used during the fighting in South Ossetia in 2008
The Russians are launching massive strikes across Syria tonight. Even using Tochka ballistic missiles fired from the Russian airbase.
The Russian fighter jets have bombed heavily the Nusra terrorist groups’ concentration centers in the Northern parts of Aleppo, destroying terrorists’ gatherings and ammunition depots.
Around midnight, the rebel-held town of Darat Izza (western Aleppo) was struck by two long-range Russian ballistic missiles, fired from positions at Khmeimim Airbase in Latakia.
The missiles were of the type ‘OTR-21 Tochka’, a fierce long-range artillery weapon first developed during the 1980’s Soviet era.
Locals in Idlib were in awe at the sight and photograped one of the missiles mid-air:
Terrorists can buy EU passports for just 4,000 euros proving the security threat caused by Brussels, Brexit Tories warn
Dominic Raab, a Vote Leave supporter, said the revelations proved the ‘one absolutely clear-cut dividend’ of Brexit.
Mr Raab said leaving the would mean Britain could hand ‘far stronger powers’ to border officials checking passports at UK ports.
In attack on Trump, Clinton accidentally admits drone killing of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki may have been a war crime
In her self-declared “major” foreign policy speech on June 2, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton indirectly admitted that the U.S. government’s drone killings of family members of suspected militants, such as Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, is a war crime. Clinton blasted Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for saying “he would order our military to carry out torture and the murder of civilians who are related to suspected terrorists — even though those are war crimes.”
Thousands of Americans are now getting caught up in modern day debtors’ prisons as private collectors drag people into the courts where they are ill-prepared to clear their name or get off the hook. Instead, from time served, to fees, penalties , interest, liens, and lasting debt, if you become too poor to pay up, the judicial and consumer industries often consider you fair game for their version of justice – truly the most dangerous game.
American taxpayers are quick to criticize the federal government for its ever-increasing national debt, but a new study released Wednesday found taxpayers are also saddled with debt, and are likely to end 2016 with a record high $1 trillion in outstanding balances.
The secretive Bilderberg Group is set to discuss plans to implement an Internet ID to eviscerate anonymity on the web as well as a global tax on financial transactions and air travel, according to an inside source
Two F-16 fighter pilots ejected safely when their jets collided over Georgia late Tuesday
The U.S. Coast Guard responded off the North Carolina coast Thursday morning after receiving reports of an in-air mishap between two jets.
Last Thursday a pilot with the Navy’s elite Blue Angels squadron was killed in Tennessee — Just hours after an Air Force Thunderbird pilot was forced to eject from his jet in Colorado.
Russia has poked fun at the UK’s intercept of one of its submarines, saying it was surprised that the Royal Navy needed NATO’s help in tracking a submarine travelling at slow speeds “in surface position.”
Russia’s Stary Oskol submarine was first detected in the North Sea by NATO ships on Tuesday, and was then escorted by Britain’s frigate HMS Kent past the Strait of Dover on Wednesday morning.
Although decades have passed since atomic tests were conducted by the US on the northern Marshall Islands, radiation levels within the territory are still dangerously high, a recent study revealed.
By design, America is going down. But the nation’s dumbed-down population is slow to catch on to the subtle mechanisms of control that have allowed the Wall Street 1% to completely dominate all other aspects of the economy, and usher in controls on every transaction made in the digital world. If it were a movie plot with scary music things couldn’t be more twisted. As noted, the Fed was set-up to destroy the U.S.
Beijing has called on Washington to halt its surveillance flights over the East China Sea after Chinese jets intercepted a US flight in the region.
It interesting over the weekend I got several emails telling me about cell phones being down, internet being down, and get this, EBT cards not working and having no money associated to them.
This is a concern because when the US Government has payment failures, then there is possibly something happening that the press is not telling you about.
Now, we know that computers have problems and that states, counties and cities run on computers. But what is interesting is that since the beginning of 2016, The US government has had over 2,700 reports on downdetector.com showing that they have been late loading the money onto these EBT cards.
Folks, we are now going on 8 days where the Government has not paid the EBT payments so that people have food.
Why is this?
Are we looking a possible Venezuela event taking place here in the US?
But unlike here, Israel allowed one senior health official, Dr. Chaim Sheba, to conduct a massive program of unnecessary medical treatments, at enormous expense, which actually killed many of the victims. At that time, many children developed ringworm, a non-lethal condition of fungal origin which affected the scalp. Unlike in other countries, 100,000 Jewish (and Palestinian) Arab children were irradiated in order to treat the condition. While medical protocol of the day directed that no technician receive a dose higher than .5 Roentgen, those treated could received a higher dose. A lethal dose was considered 200 Roentgen (R). The children treated received individual doses of 350R. Sometimes they received two doses (for a total of 600R). 6,000 of the victims died within the first year or so after treatment. To this day, many of the remaining victims suffer cancers, epilepsy, infertility and other brain disorders.
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Maybe the elite believe that welfare, unemployment compensation and possibly engaging in illegal activities are a superior alternative to earning an honest and respectable living on a cashier’s salary. That is a despicable vision.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitudes.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Saudi Arabia is set to receive 24 Hellfire-armed AH-6i Little Bird helicopters from US aeronautics contractor Boeing, a sale that would have been banned had the UN not removed the Kingdom from their war crimes against children list.
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Today is the anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 Americans and injured 174. In an unprecedented action, President Lyndon Johnson recalled rescue flights to these men, saying he didn’t want to “embarrass an ally.” The crew is the most decorated crew for a single engagement in the history of the US Navy, yet American Legion honchos won’t let them have a booth at the national convention. Please read this article and share it with others: http://iakn.us/1VMCEw2 These veterans and their families deserve support.
Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, has criticised CNN’s “biased” US election coverage, accusing the network of “journalistic malpractice” for counting superdelegates in their official tally before the Democratic Party’s convention.
CNN is completely out of control.
In their fervor to hype Hillary’s boring win in California as an “historic” event, they edited a clip of her victory speech to portray her as a “Glowing Golden God.”
The operations are taking place mostly in Poland, with 14,000 US and 12,000 Polish troops the major contributors. The exercise is being described as the largest peace-time movement of foreign troops in Poland ever, and the first time since 1941 that German tanks will cross the country. Early operations announced include a mass parachuting into the city of Torun, and military engineers scrambling to build a bridge over the Vistula River to help NATO assault vehicles advance eastward in this theoretical war. The troops are advancing into NATO member Lithuania for the operation, but are heading in the general direction of the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, a clear message that the operation is a simulation of a NATO invasion of Russian territory. The biggest concern among NATO officials is the involvement of Poland’s “territorial army,” a makeshift paramilitary force built of gun club members and soccer hooligans. Two brigades of such forces are to “assist” in the operation.
The French Senate, the upper house of the National Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution on a gradual scaling down of the EU’s anti-Russian sanctions. The proposal to lift the sanctions rallied the support of a majority of senators at a plenary session in the Luxembourg Palace.
Clinton wore a $12,495 Armani jacket during a recent speech on income inequality…
US presses President Anastasiades to accept Turkish troop plan. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is holding secret negotiations this week with Victoria Nuland (lead image, right), the US State Department official in charge of Turkey, Ukraine and Russia, on a plan to maintain Turkish military forces in Cyprus under the flag of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Anastasiades has sent his aide, Nicos Christodoulides (lead image, left), to negotiate in Washington; he met with Nuland on Monday. After losing control of the Cyprus Parliament to an increasingly nationalist vote in an election on May 22, Anastasiades has remained behind at the presidential palace in Nicosia, where he met on Tuesday with the NATO official now conducting Cyprus negotiations for the United Nations, Espen Barth Eide. The Cyprus Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides, is due to met US Secretary of State John Kerry, on June 13.
If Saudi Arabia still appears an island of political stability amid raging waters – at least to the naked eye, the kingdom has been plagued by great many turmoil; not least of all Yemen’s war, and the ever growing ambition of its Crown Prince: Mohammed bin Salman, son to King Salman al-Saud… It is likely King Abdullah’s reign will be remembered for the calm it guaranteed, while King Salman’s spell on the throne will rhyme with violence, bloodshed and a shuffling of the kingdom’s once deep state. But is King Salman actually sitting on that throne? If sources close to Riyadh palaces are to be trusted King Salman, one of al-Saud’s last princes of old, suffers from dementia, or Alzheimer – both degenerative mental diseases. And while the court so far at least, has been able to keep a lid on such development – mental lapses do not exactly scream political stability, or confidence, al-Saud Royals could be running out of road to walk on…
Demonstrating once again its longstanding support for al-Qaeda and other related terror groups in Syria, the United States has now, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, requested that the Russian military refrain from bombing al-Nusra targets.
The United States, however, is publicly claiming that it simply wants Russia to be more careful when it comes to selecting targets so that it does not hit “moderate rebels”…
France cannot do without dialogue with Russia and that is why the anti-Russian sanctions should go, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the French Prime Minister from 2002 through 2005 and currently an influential senator said on Wednesday during the Senate debates on a draft resolution that stipulated a gradual scaling down of the EU sanctions against Moscow. “France’s future is inconceivable without dialogue with Russia,” Raffarin said. “The text of the resolution is well-balanced and that’s why I’ll vote for it.” Earlier, the document got endorsement by Senate’s influential commission for external affairs and defense. Its members expressed regret over the worsening of relations between Brussels and Moscow and called a return to a trustworthy and durable rapport a necessary condition for strategic partnership in the solution of common problems.
Former PM Tony Blair will respond to the Chilcot report on the legality of the 2003 Iraq invasion by arguing the Middle East state was devastated by Iran, Al-Qaeda and a powder keg of tribal animosity unleashed by Saddam’s removal, reports suggest.
US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland acknowledged that Washington puts pressure on European countries to make them extend sanctions against Russia in July. “We are cautiously optimistic that the EU countries will again roll over sanctions at the end of June,” Victoria Nuland told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing regarding Russia. “Because they see what we see, namely that Minsk [agreement] is far from being implemented in any of its components,” she added. The United States also intends to extend sanctions against Iran. Russia will also extend its counter-sanctions against Europe that cause EU billions of euros of losses. The Russian embargo is valid until August 5, 2016, but it will be extended, if the European Union extend its sanctions against Russia.
News from Berlin that Germany will be a geo-strategic competitor with Russia, rather than a partner, has Moscow and other capitals to the east worried. According to the news, an upcoming government security policy guidebook in pre-publication by the German Defense Ministry, singles out Russia as one of 10 major challenges for the central European nation. The report from Die Welt tells of the document casting Russia in a similar light with terrorism and event the refugee crisis. In what is seen as a major downgrade of Germany’s policy toward Russia, the newly discovered document is a dramatic shift in detente. The paper puts Russia in the same policy basket as right wing extremism, international terrorism, the refugee situation, cyber-attacks, and even climate change. The dogma of these documents is damning, for anyone with a moderate bone in their body.
Some 2000 refugees were evacuated from the Jardins d’Eole camp in northern Paris, Monday morning.
“What should we expect from a Hillary Clinton at the White House?” Reply: “War”. More: “Sanders is not a socialist”; “In business, Trump prefers deals to conflict, so there is some hope he would want to reduce instead of build tension with Russia.” Read the full interview below.
Interviewed by Costantino Ceoldo
“The Russian Defense Ministry is surprised that the British Royal Navy and its NATO allies had to take joint efforts to discover a submarine, which was moving up-top at a slow speed,” the ministry said. “It would be strange if the sub had gone unnoticed by the British Royal Navy and its NATO allies. The more so that the merchant ships from various countries, which were on head-on and parallel courses, stuck to the long-standing maritime tradition of welcoming our sailors in the Barents, Norwegian and North Seas during the several days of the journey,” the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Staryi Oskol diesel electric submarine (project 636.3) is sailing to its home base at the Russian Black Sea fleet after trials in the Baltic and Northern fleets. The sub is moving up-top at a slow speed and is being escorted by the Altai tug-boat, the ministry added.
The U.N. has made a humiliating, disgraceful reversal in its reporting on the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen:
The 2016 election campaign is remarkable not only for the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders but also for the resilience of an enduring silence about a murderous self-bestowed divinity. A third of the members of the United Nations have felt Washington’s boot, overturning governments, subverting democracy, imposing blockades and boycotts. Most of the presidents responsible have been liberal – Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, Obama.
Jabhat Al-Nusra militants have stepped up bombardments of Aleppo, dozens have been killed and more than a hundred civilians have been injured, a spokesman for the Russian center for reconciliation in Syria has told the media…
“We have registered the movement of more than 160 Jabhat al-Nusra militants across the Turkish-Syrian border. The armed group crossed the border in northern Idlib province with a view to reinforcing terrorist groups operating in the Aleppo area”, – http://tass.ru/en/world/880848
I have made this comment many times in the past, but I think it needs to be stated again here: If you think the Federal Reserve’s goal is to maintain or repair the U.S. economy, then you will never understand why they do the things they do or why the economy evolves the way that it does. The Fed’s job is not to protect the U.S. economy. The Fed’s job is to DESTROY the U.S. economy to make way for a truly global system.
So, let me see if I have this right. Private Central Banks have ruined every nation enslaved to them, and the bankers think we will all be okay with being slaves to a single planetary private central bank?
German and Swiss authorities have confiscated documents from private detective Josef Resch, who has been conducting his own investigation of the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch officials and media said Tuesday.
Investigators believe that some of the documents seized after last week’s raid on the detective’s home in Bad Schwartau, northern Germany, may shed light on the circumstances of the tragedy. Some of the papers are said to be “explosive” and could help determine the culprits.
Which is why they will never be seen again.
Despite vowing not to influence a Department of Justice and FBI probe into allegations that Hillary Clinton used a private email server for sensitive government communications, the Obama administration has barred the release of those Clinton emails linked to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, until after the election.
In late 2011, with President Obama’s reelection bid just beginning, his administration moved to redefine the term ‘unemployed,’ to suppress the real number. The change caused the US jobless rate to collapse from a level stubbornly hanging at 9% down to 7.1% by the time of the November 2012 elections.
The government’s shills are already on overtime trying to sell the idea of a war with Russia (or China, or whoever.) To shut them up, copy this PDF and have it on your machine (and print up some paper copies to take with you) and every time one of these pro-war propagandists say how important it is that “we” go to war with [insert name of target nation here] just hand or email them this form and tell them to fill it out, and you would be happy yo drop it off at the recruiting center on your way home!
Russian police and the Federal Security Service have torn down illegal migration in several Russian regions, Irina Volk, the Russian Interior Ministry spokeswoman, told TASS on Wednesday. The suspects helped citizens of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); Syria and Turkey to illegally stay in Russia in violation of the existing rules of registration, movement and selection of place of residence. The suspects offered visas, migration cards, registration at place of sojourn, medical certificates and other documents to the illegal migrants for a huge monetary reward. The false documents were sold in a Moscow office, which was equipped as a visa center. “The group’s leader was a 42-year-old woman from Ukraine. The group comprised another five people, including her husband and son, who was a messenger”.
NATO has begun its Anaconda-16 war game, calling for the largest assembly of foreign forces in Poland since World War II.
Readers, you’re awake to the horrors of the Federal Government, our rapidly-declining GDP and ever-increasing debts. Trillions of dollars have been stolen, in the form of appropriations and programs that funnel directly from the tax-base: the fat “cash-cow” that the government suckles from. The taxes are life-sustaining to the government juggernaut, managed by the ever self-serving “representatives” of Congress who approve pay raises for themselves, immunity from prosecution from (what was formerly) insider trading, and exonerate themselves from any and all ethics violations.
Taxes keep the government going, keep the system emplaced and you the citizen in your place, from birth to death.
British spies may have missed potentially “life-saving intelligence” because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals.
The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, to covertly monitor internet communications.
Locals near the base of the Syrian Army’s Fourth Mechanical Division reported hearing “huge explosions” over the weekend, as jets believed to belong to the Israeli military flew overhead. If confirmed, this would be the latest in a growing number of Israeli strikes on Syria.
As I write this, US troops are building a bridge across Poland’s Vistula river, and conducting a nighttime helicopter assault to secure the eastern part of the country against a Russian assault.
Has World War III started? Well, not quite yet, although it’s not for want of trying.
Thousands of Israelis marched through the alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday in a controversial parade through the Muslim Quarter that marks Israel’s capture of the ancient walled metropolis in the 1967 war against Arab armies.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signaled Tuesday that his government intends to escalate military efforts to crush the five-year-old uprising against his rule, saying the bloodshed will not end until he has regained control over all areas of Syria lost to the rebellion.
The WP is getting really out of control with the distortions. Assad did not use the word “bloodshed.” He stated he intended to free every inch of Syria from foreign-backed terror groups.
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice promised Israel on Monday that the new military aid agreement between the two nations that is currently being negotiated will constitute “the single largest military assistance package — with any country — in American history.”
Microsoft’s own cloud computing team couldn’t figure out how to use the Azure service, as Fortune’s Andrew Nusca reports.
In 2011, long-time Microsoft exec and well-known programmer Scott Guthrie got the nod to lead the company’s cloud business, under then-CEO Steve Ballmer. By that time, Azure had already been out on the market for over a year, but uptake was slow because Microsoft’s big business customers couldn’t actually figure out how to use it.
“We hadn’t built something very customer-friendly. It was great technology. But it wasn’t solving customer problems,” Guthrie tells Fortune.
I thought that was Microsoft’s design philosophy!
Administrators at the University of Calgary, Canada, have caved in to criminals and paid a $20,000 ransom to decrypt their computer systems’ files after getting hit by a malware infection.
Last month, the university fell prey to ransomware, which installed itself on machines, scrambled documents and demanded cash to recover the data. Since they obviously weren’t running decent backup procedures, the administrators have agreed to pay up in Bitcoins.
Second high-speed encounter within weeks takes place as Washington warns Beijing against setting up air defence zone over disputed Asia-Pacific waters
This from the same US Government that declares no-fly zones all over the world!
As NATO carried out its biggest exercise in Poland since the end of communism in 1989 – complete with a display of thousands of paratroopers – it emerged that Russian troops have been deployed to the Ukrainian border.
Scores of U.S. troops and then military vehicles parachuted into a spacious, grassy training area on the outskirts of the central city of Torun.
The force’s mission was to secure a bridge on the Vistula River as part of the Polish-led Anakonda-16 exercise that involves about 31,000 troops and runs through mid-June.
Believe it or not, Swedish girls under 15 are causing Muslim men to rape them, according to the Swedish government. Politicians can never be wrong, so the problem is not that they let all these unemployed Muslims in for welfare, it is that Swedish girls are just asking to be raped. This is the absurd reality that was presented in an unbelievable police report, which looks at why Sweden has the worst rates of physical and sexual violence in all of Europe.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to let Israeli aircrafts fly freely in Syrian and Lebanese skies, Arab48.com reported on Tuesday.
The Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin, who was Netanyahu’s translator and attended a Tuesday meeting, said that Netanyahu and Putin have a “credible” relationship, noting that Netanyahu is “using” it.
Elkin said that there is “no contradiction” between Netanyahu’s relations with Putin and his relations with the US President Barak Obama.
New research shows a significant chunk of that investment backfired, with millions of students worse off for having gone to school. Many never learned new skills because they dropped out—and now carry debt they are unwilling or unable to repay. Policy makers worry that without a bigger intervention, those borrowers will become trapped for years and will ultimately hurt, rather than help, the nation’s economy.
New evidence indicates Israel may be directly involved in attacks on the websites of the Palestinian BDS National Committee and other organizations supporting Palestinian rights.
The report came just days after a senior Israel lobby official indicated that Israel’s previously announced plans to fight the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement online were already being implemented.
The online security service eQualit.ie analzyed six major attacks on the bdsmovement.net website in February and March this year.
These distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks involve flooding a website with traffic generated by botnets, overwhelming the site and making it inaccessible to legitimate users. Such attacks can last hours or sometimes days.
Those who resort to such underhanded tactics are admitting they cannot win their point of view on the facts, logic, and law.
A bunch of occupier zionist settlers attacked a poor Palestinian young boy but guess who the Israeli police arrested for the attack.
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi slammed on Wednesday a decision to nominate Israel to chair a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) legal committee as “asking the wolf to guard the sheep.” “It is ironic that Israel, a state that continues to breach international law and conventions, international humanitarian law and countless UN resolutions, is being nominated to head a legal committee that aims to promote international law and protect basic human rights and freedoms,” Ashrawi said in a statement. By nominating Israel, Ashrawi added, the WEOG bloc was “making a mockery of the international legal system and rewarding Israel for its flagrant violations of international law and acts of collective punishment and violence.” The Palestinian official further called on the regional bloc to withdraw its nomination of Israel, and to “hold it accountable for its persistent violations of international law and human rights.”
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari said the ISIL terrorist group plants bombs in copies of the Quran to prevent the advance of Iraqi Army and volunteer forces in Fallujah. Speaking to Iraqi media, Jafari underlined that methods employed by ISIL contradict the teachings of Islam, al-Wasat daily reported. He said such acts of desecrating the Quran by ISIL only strengthen the resolve of Iraqi troops and volunteers to combat the terrorist group. Iraqi forces launched an offensive on May 23 to retake the city, the first to fall to ISIL in Iraq in January 2014. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on June 1 the offensive on Fallujah had been slowed down in order to protect civilians. Humanitarian aid groups and residents said at the time that ISIL has trapped around 50,000 civilians, including 20,000 children, in Fallujah, threatening those who try to escape with death.
The blaze happened in an exhibition hall in the Western German city of Dusseldorf in a camp which is home to around 280 refugees. Dramatic footage showed plumes of black smoke billowing into the air at the facility.The cause of the fire is yet to have been confirmed, but a police spokesman said two refugees had been taken into custody and were being questioned, Daily Express reported. A fire service spokesman said all residents were brought to safety but 24 refugees had suffered from smoke poisoning as around 130 people were rescued after the fire broke out. Around 70 firefighters tackled the blaze which started at around midday and was not completely extinguished until the late evening. Dusseldorf residents who witnessed the fire took to social media to express their concern over the incident.
The Syrian army regained full control over strategic villages after fierce clashes with the terrorists in Aleppo province in the last 24 hours. The popular fighters won back Fars Saqir and Fares al-Kabir in Aleppo province…
ISIL Fails again to Penetrate into Gov’t Forces’ Positions near Hama-Raqqa Border http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950319000266
Syrian Sources Deny Terrorists’ Claims about Taking Back Key Region in Raqqa http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950319000482
Russian Warplanes Target ISIL Fuel Tankers in Raqqa http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950319000499
Informed sources disclosed that a large cargo of arms and ammunition has crossed Turkey’s Southern border to the terrorist-held regions in Northern Syria. “Several trucks, carrying arms and weapons, freely passed through territories controlled by various terrorist groups in Norther Aleppo and reached an area controlled by the ISIL militants,” the Russian center for the Syria reconciliation said. Also in May, informed sources disclosed that the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front continued to use the Turkish borders to send fresh fighters to Syria’s Northern province of Aleppo to join their comrades in the battlefields.
The UK financial sector spends at least €34 million per year on lobbying in Brussels and employs more than 140 lobbyists to influence EU policy-making, according to a study published today by Corporate Europe Observatory. “Lobbying for the City of London” shows that British banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and their lobby groups command massive resources and enjoy easy access to decision-makers in EU institutions. And collectively, the industry has emerged victorious from many lobbying battles in Brussels, with key victories on banking regulation, hedge fund regulation, and complicated financial products such as derivatives, often at the cost of regulation in the public interest. From December 2014 to May 2016, UK financial sector lobbyists had 228 lobby encounters with elite European Commission officials.
Martina Anderson, an Irish member of the European Parliament, said Israeli lobbyists were “all over this place like a rash” during a parliament meeting on Wednesday.
Israeli forces took over 11 Palestinian homes close to the West Bank city of Nablus and transformed them into military sites, local officials said. According to Awwad Najim, the Fatah spokesperson in the village of Huwwara, Israeli forces put barbed wires around the houses, installed cameras and set out military outposts in the area, Alaraby reported. Israeli forces threatened to impose further punishment on Huwwara residents, including closing shops, if attacks on vehicles of Israeli settlers in the area take place. These Israeli settlements are viewed as illegal according to international law, and armed settlers have launched campaigns of terror against local Palestinians, which have resulted in murders. The army’s move came after an empty settler bus was reportedly attacked with “steel balls” near Huwwara south of Nablus city on the weekend.
A UK rights charity warned that British police are training Saudi security in skills that may be used to facilitate the torture and execution of political dissidents in the kingdom. This is in reference to training programs that have been offered by Britain’s College of Policing, that teach personnel from the Saudi interior ministry detective work and state-of-the-art forensics techniques, Alaraby reported. Reprieve, an anti-death penalty group based in London, has said that an internal document reveals a long-standing partnership between the college and the Saudi government. This is despite Riyadh’s iron-fisted campaign of imprisonment and execution of activists following the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011. “It is scandalous that British police are training Saudi Arabian officers in techniques which they privately admit could lead to people being arrested, tortured and sentenced to death,” said Maya Foa, Reprieve’s death penalty team director.
China does not recognize the arbitration case in The Hague brought by the Philippines on the South China Sea and insists on resolving territorial disputes exclusively by negotiations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. “China does not accept any measures of resolving issues connected with establishing borders on land or on sea, which are forced upon it, as well as any appeals to the third party to settle these problems. China will continue to firmly insist on resolving relevant disputes with the Philippines on the South China Sea by negotiations. China is the main force ensuring peace and stability in the South China Sea… The decision of the Philippines to unilaterally initiate an arbitration case goes against the bilateral agreement on resolving disputes by negotiations and violated the provisions of the UN Conventions on the Law of the Sea”.
This 2016 Bilderberg Meeting will be characterized by its focus on the growing underclass of “precariats” with insecure jobs and no future in an age of A.I.
While Bilderberg handles the propaganda coup to stop Brexit from succeeding and while they discuss the ways they have of dealing with Donald Trump, there will be a topic with far greater significance for your future…
More than ever, the effects of technology is being felt, and is ready to shake the foundations that our society is built upon. That means jobs with no security, few benefits and an economy with an uncertain future.
MPs will block Brexit even if we vote to leave the EU in the referendum, according to David Cameron’s father-in-law.
Lord Astor said he did not believe there would be a majority in the House of Commons to repeal the legislation that underpins our membership of the bloc.
The bizarre scenario is possible because the national ballot is only advisory – and most politicians support staying inside the EU.
There has already been speculation that MPs could prevent us quitting the European single market, as Brexit campaigners have suggested should happen if there is an Out vote on June 23.
The Pew Research Centre survey found that rising disenchantment with the EU is not confined to the UK, with Greece, France and Spain also having a majority with an unfavourable view of Europe.
“Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe with about two-thirds of both the British and the Greeks, along with significant minorities in other key nations, wanting some powers returned from Brussels to national governments,” said the report.
The findings, based on surveys covering countries that account for 80 per cent of the EU population, will strengthen the arguments of Brexit campaigners that Brussels have been too slow reverse the federalist agenda of the 1990s.
In a sign that Europe’s publics increasingly want an end to the principle of ‘ever closer union’, more than twice as many people surveyed – some 42 per cent – said they wanted powers returned to their national parliaments than said they wanted powers transferred to Brussels.
You see, the US strategic goal in Syria is not as your faithful mainstream media servants (led by that redoubtable channeler of Neo-Con smokescreens at the NYT Michael Gordon) might have you believe to save the Syrian people from the ravages of the long-standing Assad dictatorship, but rather to heighten the level of internecine conflict in that country to the point where it will not be able to serve as a bulwark against Israeli regional hegemony for at least another generation.
How do we know? Because important protagonists in the Israelo-American policy planning elite have advertised the fact with a surprising degree of clarity in documents and public statements issued over the last several decades.
The key here is learning to listen to what our cultural training has not prepared us to hear.
While the Syrian Arab Army backed by Russian airpower successfully cuts off entire armies of terrorists from their supplies abroad, while encircling and eradicating them within Syrian territory, the US appears instead to be attempting to stretch out ISIS’ existence while maintaining the illusion of fighting the terrorist organization for as long as possible.
During the hearing, several times US senators including US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) would credit US operations for the recent setbacks faced by ISIS, including pressure recently placed directly on Al Raqqa – the defacto capital of ISIS in eastern Syria.
In reality, all of these setbacks are instead a result of Syrian and Russian efforts to interdict supplies flowing into Syria primarily from NATO-member Turkey, US-ally Jordan, and back and forth from Iraq. Beyond allegedly high-profile targeted killings, little to nothing has been done by the US to actually degrade ISIS’ fighting capacity.
Bad news for Quaker Oats. After a random inspection from Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA), glyphosate (the compound deemed to be “probably carcinogenic by the WHO last year) was detected in 10 out of 36 oatmeal products, exceeding the country’s legal limit. As a result, the country recalled nearly 62,000 kilograms of oatmeal…
Countries in the Visa Waiver Program haven’t been pulling their weight – and this could be a huge security problem, according to the US Government Accountability Office. A report found criminal history and terrorist-ties were missing from many countries.
Anti-government forces in Syria are dependent upon the West to survive in the war-ravaged country, an analyst says.
Chris Bambery, a London-based political commentator, told Press TV on Tuesday that the presence of the American and British forces alongside the so-called army was crucial to their survival.
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Jun 07 12:34
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A lawyer for a top State Department official repeatedly objected to questions about Hillary Clinton’s private email address during a deposition earlier this month.
The transcript, released on Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, documented June 3 testimony from Ambassador Stephen D. Mull. The ambassador previously served as executive secretary of the State Department during Clinton’s tenure.
They sure act like they have something to hide!
Jun 07 12:32
“[T]he FBI is not required to identify a particular federal statute that it alleges has been violated in connection with the pending investigation, or the target(s) of the investigation,” in order to keep the information secret, it asserted.
So, they did find something that has to be kept secret!
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Jun 07 12:23
Bernie finally speaks up about Clinton Foundation corruption…
Jun 07 12:17
Authorities say a NASA research scientist who worked at the Wallops Flight Facility has been found dead a day after her family reported her missing.
Police said the body of 48-year-old Tiffany Moisan of Princess Anne was found Sunday in a wooded area behind a Food Lion store. Moisan’s family reported her missing Saturday to Maryland State Police.
Princess Anne Police Chief Tim Bozman says Moisan’s vehicle was found in the store’s parking lot. Her body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Police say there were no apparent signs of foul play, but the investigation will stay open until autopsy results are in.
A leading newspaper says Brazil’s top prosecutor is asking the country’s highest court to arrest senior politicians for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation into state oil company Petrobras.
Senate President Renan Calheiros is one of several reportedly being sought by prosecutor Rodrigo Janot. He called the request “disproportional and abusive” in a statement.
Russia has no plans whatsoever to attack Poland and any talk about such a scheme is both absurd and dangerous, Russian envoy to NATO Aleksandr Grushko has said.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“We like to pretend we have learned most of what there is to know about science and history, but in truth we hold a single candle of what we do know against a vast darkness of what we do not.” — Michael Rivero
Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed that his country will always be a “reliable ally” to the “Islamic world” at a discussion event on the topic of Islam and Russia, state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
“The agenda for your meeting today addresses important issues, many of which are directly related to the events that are happening at the moment in a number of Muslim countries and, without exaggeration, urgently call for a global response,” Putin told a panel gathered to discuss Russia’s strategy in dealing with Islamic countries.
Putin boasted that Russia had devastated extremist groups in the Middle East with airstrikes against militants in Syria, including the Islamic State group (ISIS). The Russian president has been a longstanding partner of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and Russia and Iran launched a campaign of military intervention to support his faltering regime in 2015.
The UK-based pro-Western imperial mouthpiece Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) features propaganda, not credible information.
On Monday, it accused Russia of killing 2,100 Syrian civilians since last September, including 500 children and 300 women – citing no credible evidence supporting its spurious claim. On Tuesday, it was at it again, claiming (nonexistent) Russian airstrikes killed 23 civilians in Idlib city, including seven children, saying an area next to a hospital was attacked, indicating the death toll likely to rise.
Reuters repeated its Big Lie with no due diligence fact checking, accepting a notorious unreliable source as gospel.
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A United States top military official is claiming gains in the campaign against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, saying 16 targets have been hit in Iraq and Syria.
On Monday, US Navy fighter jets flew from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and dropped bombs on 16 new ISIL targets in the two Middle Eastern countries, Reuters reported.
The iron blade placed in his sarcophagus next to the right thigh of his mummified body was manufactured from a meteorite, according to researchers from Milan Polytechnic, Pisa University and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Prior to the development of iron smelting, the only real source for hard metal was from meteorites, and many ancient rulers coveted blades fashioned from recovered iron-nickel meteorites.
The divide between rich and poor in our world has perhaps never been as wide and as visible as it is today. The world elite are making more money than ever, and as they’re buying more ridiculous and more lavish toys than ever, the rest of the world is already feeling the pinch of a manipulated global economy in decline.
The nightmare of bad government has always been felt most severely by those who do not belong to the ruling elite or the protected upper classes of society, and recently, events in Venezuela serve as yet another example of how socialist governments can ruin once thriving national economies by sanctioned corruption. Now it is becoming evident that even in the Venezuela capital, Caracas, breadlines and hunger pangs are only for certain classes of citizens.
Eat the rich. They taste like chicken, are very soft and tender, non-GMO, and not radioactive!
I’m just saying that one who looked into his background to any extent might see a few red flags.
I’m also saying that neither the FBI nor the TSA apparently did that, because CNN just found him working security at Dulles International Airport.
I wonder if he stole my wife’s panties! 🙂
As the mainstream media praises Muhammad Ali for his boxing career and Parkinson’s while only glossing over his antiwar bravery, there are untold stories of how this amazing man changed the world.
One of these such contributions manifested through a terrible loss during Ali’s fight against the darling of the military industrial complex — Joe Frasier. Although Ali would take one of the worst beatings of his career, his fight provided cover for a burglary that would expose the FBI’s secret spying, murder plots, and COINTELPRO that would change the world forever…
Video released on Monday shows a new view of the moment an Independence police officer used a taser on a teenager. Timothy Runnels was sentenced to four years behind bars for the 2014 tasing arrest that put teenager Bryce Masters in a coma. This picture of Masters in the hospital following the arrest that was also just released as part of a larger release of documents related to the investigation: As part of his guilty plea, Runnels admitted that he violated the teenager’s civil rights during the arrest by intentionally dropping him face first on the ground while Masters posed no threat. According to court documents, Runnels also admitted to injuring the teenager.
Earlier this morning Keith Weiner made the claim that silver demand is weak, and supply is robust.
This afternoon’s data point on 2016 Perth Mint Silver Kookaburra availability however (or lack thereof), seems to claim otherwise…
Four days ago, sunspots disappeared from our star altogether and haven’t yet come back (but they will).
Spaceweather.com are reporting: As a result, the sun’s X-ray output is flatlining.
There hasn’t been even a tiny solar flare since last week.
Quiet conditions are likely to continue as long as the face of the sun remains blank.
During a recent sail on board HMCS Windsor, the Star had a chance to see firsthand the complexities of running the diesel-electric subs.
News of the sub’s aborted Atlantic crossing comes as the federal government has dramatically boosted maintenance budget to keep the four submarines operational until 2023.
Higher than expected repair bills have forced Ottawa to add $900 million to the budget, bringing the total service contract to $2.6 billion until 2023.
Yet this latest problem means that none of Canada’s four submarines are mission-ready. HMCS Corner Brook is undergoing heavy maintenance, which is expected to take until 2018. Faulty welds will keep HMCS Chicoutimi and Victoria, both based in Esquimalt, B.C., out of operation for the foreseeable future.
In one fell swoop, Scotland banned fracking — permanently — when parliament narrowly voted in favor of cementing the country’s temporary moratorium on the controversial practice.
With the original intention of conducting full health and environmental impact assessments before continuing with all unconventional oil and gas extraction — including fracking — Scotland implemented a temporary halt to all such procedures in January 2015…
Bad guys score a victory in their never-ending arms race with defenders.
Any software — even a premier operating system — that gets onto computers through stealth means has crossed over to the dark side
Salmon is purported to be one of the healthiest foods due to its high omega-3 content, protein, and essential fatty acids; but if the fish is obtained from the Puget Sound, it is anything but healthy.
According to a recent study, up to 81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Some of the drugs include Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, Lipitor, and even cocaine. The Seattle Times reports that the levels are believed to be so high because either people in the area use more of the drugs detected, or because waste water plants are unable to fully remove the chemicals during treatment. Another theory is that leaky septic tanks are contributing to the problem, as high fecal coliform counts were detected…
The Treasury’s most senior mandarin has emerged as a contender for one of the most powerful jobs in the City, reigniting concerns about the revolving door between Whitehall and the private sector.
The Zika-microcephaly connection is scientific nonsense. Let me run it down for you.
My analysis is beyond, “But Expert A says…” I am not dealing in appeals to authority, but instead the standards of evidence anyone can see if he opens his eyes.
First of all, the latest figures out of Brazil, the so-called epicenter of the microcephaly tragedy, reveal the following: 854 confirmed cases of microcephaly; and of those, 97 cases show the presence of the Zika virus.
Inference? Zika is not the cause of microcephaly. If it were, researchers would be able to detect it in all, or the overwhelming percentage of, microcephaly cases…
EU migrants living in Britain are more likely to have a job than British citizens, an alarming new Brussels report has revealed.
It also shows EU migrants are far more likely to be in work in the UK than those from outside of Europe – giving a boost to the Brexit campaign’s argument that our current immigration system is ‘racist’ because it favours people from the continent over others.
The EU report, published yesterday, shows 85.9 per cent of EU migrants in the UK have a job – 5 per cent more than British adults.
Britain’s £1billion a piece Type-45 Destroyer ships break down in warm water and are being retrofitted with diesel generators, defence chiefs have admitted.
Complicated Rolls Royce gas turbine engines work in the cold water around Britain but the vessels have been left adrift in the Gulf on several occasions because of failures.
The BBC has been ridiculed over an article suggesting the knight costumes worn by England football fans could be offensive to Muslims.
For more than two decades, England supporters have dressed as knights for matches, sporting fake chain-mail and St George’s cross tabards.
But ahead of Euro 2016, which begins on Friday, the BBC’s iWonder website published an article entitled: ‘Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?’
Cyber-thieves are adopting ransomware in “alarming” numbers, say security researchers.
There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software.
Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run ransomware campaigns.
President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Tuesday to fight on in what he called Syria’s war against terrorism, showing no sign of compromise in his first major address since peace talks broke down in April.
Assad said he would win back “every inch” of Syria and said Aleppo would be a graveyard for the hopes and dreams of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a major sponsor of the insurgents battling to topple him.
“Our war against terrorism is continuing,” Assad said in a speech to parliament broadcast by state TV. “As we liberated Tadmur (Palmyra) and before it many areas, we will liberate every inch of Syria from their hands. Our only option is victory, otherwise Syria will not continue.”
Someone has said there are just too many jobs in the pursuit of a cancer cure to allow any therapy to be proven and put into practice. Recognize the nation is dotted with cancer research centers that hold billions of dollars of debt. For example, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington holds $176 million of debt. [Moody’s Investor Service] Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the nation’s cancer research center, holds $1.9 billion of debt. [Moody’s Investor Service] A cancer cure would leave research centers like these on the hook for loans that could not possibly be paid back.
Better for cancer research centers to live off the $4.95 billion of research grants that get divvied out by the National Institutes of Health each year than to find a cure.
In light of this revelation, the public may be better served by private enterprise that is not reliant on public funding to find a cure for cancer.
The US is “ready to de facto ally” with its archenemies from Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria as part of its “obsession” by using “so-called moderate” groups to overthrow the Syrian government, former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told RT in an exclusive interview.
The US “is effectively siding with a branch of Al-Qaeda” in Syria, Peter Ford told RT, speaking of Washington’s recent request to Moscow not to target Al-Nusra positions with air strikes for the sake of moderate opposition groups located in the same area.
Leading European countries have decided not to extend the license for glyphosate, a herbicide used in Monsanto’s top selling weedkiller. The EU is worried about growing public concerns it could cause cancer.
The FBI hopes to amend surveillance laws as early as this year, giving the agency explicit authority to access a personal Internet browser history by simply issuing an administrative “national security letter,” the Washington Post reports.
What we need is a browser plugin that randomly hits that Google “I feel lucky” button during idle time, which would destroy the evidence value of looting our browser histories!
France’s economy minister was left scrambling for safety when a group of angry union activists attacked him with eggs. It comes amid nationwide strikes and protests against a controversial labor reform law.
Emmanuel Macron was attempting to attend an event in the Paris suburb of Montreuil on Monday when he was struck with eggs by angry members of the CGT union telling him to “get lost.”
Washington DC based History Teacher Dan Falcone and New York City English Teacher Saul Isaacson sat down with Professor Noam Chomsky to discuss current issues in education and American domestic and foreign policy issues. They also discussed the place of the humanities in education and how it relates to activism, definitions of terrorism, and how education impacts the perceptions of the political process in the US.
Central banks want debt based currencies because they are easily created. Consequently the currency in circulation and total debt drastically increase and prices follow, sooner or later. Compare the cost of medical care, college tuition, an ounce of gold, a gallon of gas, a six-pack of beer, or a week’s groceries today versus the cost for the same items in 1971. Massive debt, caused by politicians and bankers, also acts as a drag on economic growth. To create more growth the conventional answer is stimulus and more debt, which, at best, delays and aggravates the excess indebtedness problem. Bad policy produces bad results.
Kurdish soldiers, who have historically fought against ISIS since day one, posted a video of a battle between the two.
In the cosmic scale of things, black holes are a dime a dozen. Despite this, and despite what Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi blockbuster “Interstellar” would have you believe, we humans have never actually seen one with our eyes.
That may be about to change.
Broadly speaking, the goal of the #OpSilence is to attack all the corrupt major news networks that mislead and censor information from the general public. More specifically, the news agencies who conceal the crimes of Israel, while misleading the population about the mistreatment of the Palestinian people. The operation is off to a quick start, Ghost Squad has successfully” carried out DDoS attacks on CNN and FOX News” already just this month. More attacks are promised, NBC and MSM appears to be their next target.
NATO has deployed 31,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and jets to take part in the biggest war game exercise in eastern Europe since the Cold War as it responds to Russian aggression.
Let me see if I have this right. The US (aided by allies, many of whom who are members of NATO) has started military offensives against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Mali, Uganda, Jordan, Cameroon, and is currently provoking China and Russia … and Russia is the aggressor?!? Are you people on drugs?
Let’s be honest, NATO is massing at the Russian borders! You don;t see Russian troops massing north of the US border with Canada or south of the US border with Mexico. You don;t see Russian aircraft carriers sailing around the Gulf of Mexico playing with their warplanes. We can see for yourselves who the aggressor is!
The New York Times editorial board is supposed to be a beacon of enlightened opinion, a sort of oracle of thought for the readers of the most influential print news media ever drafted. 16 people inhabit those hallowed halls in New York City, 16 journalists from a wide swath of expertise. And “Vladimir Putin’s Dangerous Obsession” is their latest and greatest contribution to astute thinking, the best and most intellectually stimulating editorial these brilliant journalists could come up with. The latest damnable Russophobic, anti-Putin rant, from well paid political trolls, it’s a big-fat-lie. Sorry, but 16 pairs of pants are on fire right now, and here’s why.
Britain is secretly upgrading its arsenal of Trident nuclear weapons and is developing an entirely new warhead, according to a report from the Nuclear Information Service (NIS). Controversially, Parliament is yet to consent to its renewal.
A car bomb exploded in the center of the Shiite holy city on Tuesday, with the Shiite community in the country marking the first day of Ramadan.
At least five people were killed and 10 others injured in the attack, Reuters reported citing a security officer.
Britain is likely to face more budget demands from the European Union (EU) as Brussels looks set to ask member-states for more money to handle the unfolding migrant crisis.
From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration has deemed—through secretive processes, without indictment or trial—deserving of execution. There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state’s power over life and death.
According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper. In advance of the paper’s publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’”
Dr. Kevin Barrett writes: “The mainstream media doesn’t want you to know one important thing about Muhammad Ali: His all-out, unreserved support for the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people against Zionist genocide.”
This 2016 Bilderberg Meeting will be characterized by its focus on the growing underclass of “precariats” with insecure jobs and no future in an age of A.I.
Here’s the list and topics for this year’s secret convergence of power…
Friday’s employment report featured the headline unemployment rate falling from 5.0% to 4.7% – which is a huge move lower. About the only encouraging aspect of the report is that markets largely ignored the fantasy headline for a change and focused on the ugly details. Nearly everyone acknowledged the report as bad news and markets reacted accordingly.
But not all. Janet Yellen and her crew at the Fed must see through the phony statistics because they are so reluctant to tighten monetary policy. Publicly, however, they talk about job growth and the wonders their stimulus policies have worked…
Throughout the six-week election campaign Mr Cameron – branded the Sheriff of Nottingham by TV star Paul O’Grady over the hated Bedroom Tax – boasted of making £12billion of welfare cuts but would not reveal where the axe will fall. To put that astronomical figure into perspective, it’s the equivalent of a burglar nicking £545 from every household in the land.
In 2015 the UK government paid £13 billion to the EU budget, and EU spending on the UK was £4.5 billion. So the UK’s ‘net contribution’ was estimated at about £8.5 billion.
The burglars are donating most of their haul to the EU…
Islamic State militants seen last year with a captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery.
More than two-thirds of the Humvees the US supplied to Iraq to fight terrorists have ended up in the hands of Islamic State militants.
Two British arms dealers face jail over a £120,000 (US$175,000) bribe handed to a US defense contractor to help clinch a £5 million deal selling bomb disposal kit to UK and US troops.
Christian fundamentalist schools across the UK are teaching students that women should submit to men and that gay people are “unnatural,” according to former pupils and whistle-blowers.
It was also revealed that students are left to teach themselves in isolation and are given no formal qualifications other than “Christian certificates,” The Independent reports.
This is absolutely outrageous!
How dare they!
How dare the Italian authorities overcook these poor people’s rice!
Kurdish militias have retreated from a strategic neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo after Al Nusra and Ahram al-Sham militants launched a heavy offensive across the embattled city.
Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution.
If Hillary Clinton gets elected president of the United States, she would lead the world towards World War III, an American political analyst says.
Stephen Lendman, a writer, syndicated columnist, TV commentator, and radio show host in Chicago, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday, after Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, said her campaign has evidence that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump supported the 2003 Iraq war.
Two more Tory MPs face fresh allegations of fraud for failing to declare the cost of running negative campaign ads online, as police forces across Britain continue to probe the election spending of Conservative candidates.
In a nutshell, without your knowledge, Windows has signed you up for peer-to-peer-style file sharing with the millions of other Windows 10 users constantly updating their OSs to help those updates download and install faster, by spreading the bandwidth demands across the entire Windows community.
Unfortunately, your network bandwidth is limited; and now it is being directly employed by Windows to share updates with other users to ease the burden on Microsoft’s servers.
But it’s not just this that should worry us. It’s the brutal simplicity with which the boss of the world’s biggest social network had his accounts compromised.
It was this simple: In 2012, hackers stole 117 million password and email combinations from LinkedIn. A few weeks ago, the cache was put up for sale on the dark web for around £1,500. Located in that list, reportedly, was Mr Zuckerberg.
His password, unbelievably, was “dadada”, itself a security nightmare: it would take under 25 seconds for a brute force attack to crack it, according to one password checker. No capital letters, numbers or any other device. In security rankings, it sits not too far above “abcdef” and “p4ssw0rd”.
A lot of good stuff with a couple of poison the well BEX’s thrown in. A good example of disinfo. 95% truth with some fairy tales thrown in.
“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.”
Australian food-ordering and ticket-selling apps, TV-streaming platforms and a car-sharing site temporarily stopped working because of problems at one of Amazon’s data centres.
The businesses all rely on the US company’s cloud computing division – Amazon Web Services – to power their internet operations.
British fishermen say they are regularly asked by people smugglers to transport migrants across the English Channel and are offered “20 to 25 times” what they usually make in a day.
Former British Prime Minister Toby Blair’s spin doctor Alastair Campbell is reportedly set to be cleared of any wrongdoing by the Chilcot inquiry into the UK’s role in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Campbell will escape serious criticism by the inquiry report due on July 6, sources said on Sunday, despite having a role in compiling the infamous “doggy dossier” that made the case for the Iraq war.
Washington has asked Moscow not to conduct airstrikes against al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria.
MI5 was allowed to escape regular scrutiny of its bulk collection of communications data by the watchdog charged with overseeing it, newly-released confidential correspondence reveals.
A report by Independent Age, a charity for the elderly, reveals that 1.6 million older people live in poverty in the UK, with an increasing proportion of them over 75 years of age.
A Syrian woman who is a member of the progressive Baath party has been chosen as the new parliament speaker, becoming the first woman to ever hold the post.
Hadiyeh al-Abbas, 58, won uncontested Monday during the first session of the People’s Assembly, (AKA: Syria’s ‘parliament’) elected in April.
Al-Abbas holds a PhD in agricultural engineering and was a professor at al-Furat University in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, which is currently contested by government forces and the Islamic State group.
The assassination of Taliban Emir Mullah Akhtar Mansour, carried out Saturday, May 21 by a squadron of American military drones, was an immense provocation. One that should serve as a grave warning to the international working class and oppressed masses as to the incendiary role US imperialism is playing in world geopolitics.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue their offensive against the Islamic State in and around Manbij, north-east of Aleppo.
Mass Grave Near Fallujah; 487 Killed in Iraq
A deputy chairman for the Hashd al-Shaabi reversed an earlier declaration that Shi’ite militias would storm Fallujah. Abu Mahdi Muhandis said the militias have completed their role in the operation but would accept orders to enter Fallujah if asked.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Greatness is too often purchased with blood.” — Michael Rivero
The U.S. economy has already entered the early chapters of the next great economic crisis, and most of the population is going to be caught totally off guard and will suffer tremendously. If our leaders had made better decisions since the last crisis, things could have turned out differently. But instead, they continued to conduct business as usual, and now we will reap what they have sown.
A study showing that sweets were good for kids turned out to be sponsored by candy makers, adding to a long history of scientific research being funded by parties with vested interests in particular outcomes.
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the outcome of whoever wins the White House in November.
While innocently attempting to access an article on the Haaretz website the other day, I was accosted by a sequence of intrusive advertisements inviting me to “Fight BDS” — the popular boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement that aims to force an end to Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights.
Washington has recently increased reconnaissance flights near Russia’s and China’s borders, while accusing Moscow and Beijing of intercepting US spy planes that are “violating their national security.”
Last week Chinese military aircraft intercepted US reconnaissance planes near the island of Hainan and the upcoming conference on mechanisms of maritime military security on June 24-25 is thought to prove the “capabilities of military channel as well as good relations between Washington and Beijing.”
China Confirms Intercepting US Reconnaissance Plane Over South China Sea
However, on May 22, US Air Combat Command Commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle in an interview with USA Today newspaper criticized the increasing “aggressiveness” of Russian and Chinese combat aircraft intercepting US military planes.
He added that the concerns are caused by attempts by Moscow and Beijing to expand their influence in Eastern Europe and the Pacific region.
It is very simple; the US government wants war with Russia and China, to prevent the rise of their currencies and economies, and distract Americans from a disastrous, and soon crashing, economy (except for the 1 percenters).
So far, neither the Russian or Chinese government have given the US the actual kind of aggressive response which can be used as a pretext which could possibly be used to generate a declaration of war, but that is what the US government is betting on, with its continuous “picador” tactics.
And NATO’s aggression toward Russia is well documented, further encircling Russia through inviting Montenegro to become a NATO member.
And as reported at globalresearch.ca on 3 June 2016:
Montenegro This tiny country is being sucked into NATO against the wishes of the majority, and it’s already produced a sizeable amount of domestic instability as a result. Interestingly enough, the conditions inside Montenegro might give way to a form of Hybrid Warfare, albeit not one that’s conducive to American foreign policy goals and which would be entirely organic if it occurs. Aside from the previously discussed interests that the US has in Montenegro, its geostrategic territory is envisioned to host a part of the long-cherished Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline, a prospective project to link the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP, supplied by Azeri gas) northwards to Croatia and help Zagreb become a sizeable energy hub in conjunction with its planned (but ultra-expensive) LNG terminal in Krk island. From an American perspective, NATO absolutely must occupy Montenegro in order to perpetually guarantee the pipeline’s viability, and any legitimate opposition against its proxy Djukanovic cannot be tolerated since it’s unknown whether his democratically elected replacement will want the project or not. For these reasons, NATO is bunkering down behind Djukanovic and supporting the violence that he’s unleashed against the protesters. Their calculation is that a non-NATO, non-Djukanovic Montenegro would be an unreliable transit state, hence why it must be avoided at all costs.
Right now, the Russians and Chinese are circling the proverbial wagons, by getting closer, economically, politically, and militarily (courtesy of US sanctions, by the way.)
This would be a lousy time for the US government to be looking at a war against either or both countries, because the US military doesn’t have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia and/or China.
I would, therefore, very strongly caution the US leadership, and NATO, to be very careful about what they wish for; the results could be both horrific…and irreversible.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday said that the country is ready to agree on the deployment of additional armed mission to monitor the situation in East Ukraine.
“We are ready, if it will help, to accept the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)’s decision that additional group of observers, who will monitor the demarcation line and heavy weapons’ storage site, will have the right to carry personal weapons,” Lavrov said.
The minister stressed in a televised interview with Rossiya TV channel that the weapons should be equipped for self-defense purposes and, most importantly, for the protection and monitoring of the stability in East Ukraine.
“We are ready for such a compromise. Now the ball is in the court of our partners,” Lavrov said.
The minister added that Russia suggested the OSCE to further supplement the monitor mission in order to ensure security during Donbass’s elections and coordinate with the pro-independence insurgents.
A brilliant gambit on behalf of Putin and Lavrov; bravo, gentlemen, well played!!
And it is brilliant because the Ukraine government will most probably refuse to consent to any such agreement, showing the entire world who the real aggressor is, in this case.
Exercises includes night-time helicopter assault and the dropping of US paratroopers to build a temporary bridge over Poland’s Vistula river
Ministry of Defence (MoD) denials regarding banned, British-supplied cluster munitions found in Yemen are little more than a “smokescreen of wildly implausible claims,” according to Amnesty International.
The human rights charity wrote to the MoD after defence minister Philip Dunne told parliament a UK-made BL-755 bomb found in a village in Yemen had not been dropped by the Saudi coalition.
Responding to an urgent parliamentary question, both Dunne and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond suggested the banned munition, which may have been bought as long ago as the 1970s, was dropped in an earlier conflict.
Dunne argued: “It is unclear from the evidence provided thus far that the munitions came from the current conflict.
“We assess that no UK-supplied cluster weapons have been used.”
Amnesty, which carried out inspections in the area and first exposed the presence of the cluster bombs, rejected the claims.
Let us make one thing very clear here; the British government doesn’t give a rat’s anus as to who gets killed by these munitions, including children, women, and the medically fragile elderly.
They are supplying these muntitions to the Saudi Arabian government to get rid of the Houthi rebels; and to put Saudi Arabia permanently and practically in control of Yemen; nothing else matters to them here, except for one little factoid I will mention later.
But I would like to politely suggest to both Philip Dunne and Philip Hammond that the Houthis, and Yemenite people, have been able to stave off any pretension of a Saudi military “victory” over one year since this civil war began.
That’s why, last month, the US government admitted to the presence of US troops on the ground in Yemen. As reported on 6 May at www.washingtonpost.com:
The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and Emirati forces that are fighting a pitched battle against militants near the southeastern port city of Mukalla. “We view this as short-term,” Davis told reporters. Officials said the U.S. military is also providing Emirati forces with medical, intelligence and maritime support, and is flying surveillance and aerial refueling missions. It has also staged a ships from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit off Yemen’s coast. The flotilla includes the USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship with Marine infantry and aircraft, and two destroyers, the USS Gravely and the USS Gonzalez.
Additionally, the UAE has hired private mercs to fight in this war, in a desperate, last-gasp effort to make things go better here militarily.
And as stated so eloquently at guardianship in the article by Owen Jones in January of this year, the UK has been a part of the Saudi war effort against the rebels from the beginning.
Britain is arming and aiding a fundamentalist dictatorship that’s bombing and killing civilians. This is an incontestable fact. The Saudi tyranny – gay-hating women-oppressors who kicked off the year with ~a mass beheading – has been waging war in Yemen for 10 months. The world needs to know about Yemen’s war. But journalists are being silenced Charlene Rodrigues Read more If the 26 million Yemenis were being besieged and bombed by an official enemy of the west, we might expect emotive calls to “do something” and militarily intervene. Well, we are intervening: not simply by supplying weapons but even by providing the Saudi-led coalition of Arab dictators with British military advisers. As the SNP’s Angus Robertson put it to the prime minister’s face, Britain is “effectively at war” – and yet few Britons know anything about it. Since Saudi-led forces intervened in the conflict between President Hadi and Houthi rebels last March, around 6,000 Yemenis have been killed, perhaps half of them civilians. With the country under naval blockade, what the UN was already calling a “humanitarian catastrophe” six months ago has been unleashed. Eight in every 10 Yemenis are now dependent on humanitarian aid, and most do not have “adequate access to clean water or sanitation”, according to the UN.
So, what is really to be gained by giving Saudi Arabia military and political control over Yemen?!?
As reported at sputniknews.com on 6 April 2016:
Why does Saudi Arabia continue to bomb Yemen back into the Stone Age? The crux of the matter is that Yemen has oil reserves, while Riyadh is steadily running out of the commodity, American political analyst Phil Butler explains. A Saudi banker displays the new one hundred riyal banknote bearing the portrait of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud at a bank in Riyadh, 05 June 2007 © AFP 2016/ HASSAN AMMAR Out of Money: Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot by Dropping Oil Prices According to American political analyst and researcher Phil Butler, the US-backed Saudi Arabian war against Yemen is neither about the longstanding sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites, nor about the much-discussed military campaign aimed against al-Qaeda in the region. While Western media outlets usually refer to Yemen as a “small” energy producer, the truth of the matter is the country is sitting on substantial oil and gas reserves, which Saudi Arabia and its allies want to control, Butler notes. In addition, Yemen lies at the Bab el-Mandab, a key checkpoint for maritime transit of oil, with 3.4 million barrels of oil passing through it each day. In one of his previous analytical reports for New Eastern Outlook, Phil Butler called attention to the fact that Saudi Arabia’s oil wealth is doomed to falter: “Given the nature of the country’s [Saudi Arabia’s] oil reserves, and almost unlimited production for decades, it’s possible the Saudis could simply be running out of gas,” the American analyst stressed. In this context, it is hardly surprising that Riyadh has recently adopted an assertive and even aggressive foreign policy approach towards its neighbors.
So there you have it, Brits; the reason your government is so gung-ho about destroying Yemen, and murdering thousands of Yemenite people, by whatever means necessary, is in order for the Saudi government to secure the Yemen oil fields, in order that the Saudis give the British government “due consideration” for both deals on developing Yemen’s oil reserve, and “assisting” in “creating improvements” at Bab El Mandab.
It’s just that simple.
And to the Cameron government: please just be honest with your people about why you did this, in the next electoral cycle. It was simply a matter of money for your corporate cronies, to insure that they would have more money with which to support your electoral campaigns, overtly and covertly, because of what you can promise, and deliver, for them.
Your countrymen and women will understand, particularly the pensioners dying as a direct result of your brilliant “austerity program”.
American forces have entered Lithuanian territories ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s annual military exercises in the Baltic states.
Convoys of American and NATO military vehicles performed the “Dragoon Ride II” tactical march Monday, which is designed to “demonstrate NATO forces’ freedom of movement along NATO interior lines.”
Hillary Clinton has a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive — and even physical — outbursts, an ex-Secret Service officer claims in a scathing new tell-all.
Gary Byrne, who was posted outside the Oval Office when Bill Clinton was president, portrays Hillary as too “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent” to become leader of the free world, according to advance promotional materials exclusively obtained by Page Six.
The allegations from Byrne, a 29-year veteran of the military and federal law enforcement, threaten to derail her campaign days before she is expected to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination.
He describes Hillary Clinton as acting friendly one moment, then raging the next.
The Obama administration has issued a near-total ban on the domestic commercial trade of African elephant ivory under the Endangered Species Act. The US is a significant buyer of legal and illegal ivory, for which thousands of animals die each year.
If readers thought information a CDC whistleblower revealed in the movie VAXXED was disturbingly shocking, absolutely regrettable, and pure scientific fraud, what you are about to learn regarding the Anthrax vaccines given to U.S. military personnel, plus how the U.S. government and armed services top brass reacted regarding Anthrax-vaccine injuries, aka “Gulf War Syndrome,” and subsequently neglected vaccine-damaged service people ought to have everyone in this country, regardless of your stand on vaccinations—and especially the U.S. Congress—literally “up in arms” demanding ALL vaccinations be stopped as “crimes against humanity.”
Readers won’t believe the in-person testimonials they hear! Furthermore, as mentioned in this Democracy Now 45 minute exposé “Direct Order”, even the Hitler regime didn’t do that to its military personnel!
Startup Proposes to Land Payload of Scientific Gear on Lunar Surface Some Time Next Year
U.S. officials appear poised to make history by approving the first private space mission to go beyond Earth’s orbit, according to people familiar with the details.
The government’s endorsement would eliminate the largest regulatory hurdle to plans by Moon Express, a relatively obscure space startup, to land a roughly 20-pound package of scientific hardware on the Moon sometime next year.
It also would provide the biggest federal boost yet for unmanned commercial space exploration and, potentially, the first in an array of for-profit ventures throughout the solar system.
These are facts. You can look at the source documents yourself. This is not opinion, conjecture, or rumor. Hillary Clinton transmitted the names of American intelligence officials via her unclassified email.
Edward Snowden, a fugitive and former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked information from the agency in 2013, warned Saturday that all people in Japan are subjected to mass surveillance initiated by the U.S. government.
Trade is a hot issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But correspondence from Hillary Clinton and her top State Department aides about a controversial 12-nation trade deal will not be available for public review — at least not until after the election. The Obama administration abruptly blocked the release of Clinton’s State Department correspondence about the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after first saying it expected to produce the emails this spring.
The US military is reaching out to India for possible cooperation on counterbalancing China’s rise as a maritime power.
According to Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Command, Washington is looking to garner more support from India and other regional players to continue the so-called freedom-of-navigation patrols in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.
The U.S. Navy slapped a drinking ban on sailors stationed in Japan on Monday and halted off base liberty after police arrested a U.S. sailor on the southern island of Okinawa on suspicion of drunk driving following a car crash that injured two people.
Did they show the crucial seconds when bullets felled the presidential candidate in a pantry at the Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, as claimed by the photographer, Jamie Scott Enyart? Or did they show nothing of the assassination, as alleged by the city attorney’s office?
Could they have been destroyed, along with other evidence, after the official assassination investigation, as suggested by Enyart? Or were they simply misplaced, only to turn up in state archives more than 25 years later, as claimed by city and state officials?
And was a manila envelope containing the recently rediscovered negatives stolen from a courier’s car in Inglewood last Friday, as claimed by the courier? Even attorneys for the city, who may soon have to mount a defense in Enyart’s $2-million lawsuit over the missing negatives, admit that the circumstances surrounding the alleged theft are “highly unusual.”
Powder burns on Kennedy’s clothing reveal that all three of his wounds were from a gun fired from 0 to 1-1/2 inches away. And yet, all witnesses claim that Sirhan’s gun could not possibly have done this, for not one person places Sirhan’s gun that close, and according to the general consensus Sirhan’s gun never got closer than three feet away.
The BCC survey of more than 2,000 businesses showed support to stay in the EU had dropped from 60pc in February, while support for Brexit had grown to 37pc, from 30pc.
Business leaders have also become more suspicious of the idea that a Brexit vote will spell disaster for the UK.
A poll of FTSE 350 board members last month showed 43pc of respondents described Brexit as “potentially damaging”, compared with 70pc last December.
ICSA: The Governance Institute, said 37pc of companies believed EU membership had a positive effect on their business, dramatically down from 61pc six months ago.
As a federal court prepares to rule on a challenge to Sirhan Sirhan’s conviction in the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, a long overlooked witness to the murder is telling her story: She heard two guns firing during the 1968 shooting and authorities altered her account of the crime.
Nina Rhodes-Hughes wants the world to know that, despite what history says, Sirhan was not the only gunman firing shots when Kennedy was murdered a few feet away from her at a Los Angeles hotel.
“What has to come out is that there was another shooter to my right,” Rhodes-Hughes said in an exclusive interview with CNN. “The truth has got to be told. No more cover-ups.”
The leaders of Britain’s biggest trade unions have issued a plea to 6 million members to vote to stay in the EU, warning that leaving would allow a Tory government to dismantle hard-won worker rights around parenting, holiday and equality.
newspaper “The Times”, these actions are in fact the first evidence of participation of British land forces during clashes in Syria, if it does not take into account the training of rebels in Jordan.
SWAT frequently cross the territory of Syria to provide assistance to armed formation “The new Syrian Army” that holds under its control village of El Tant. This place is located near the Iraqi and Jordanian borders.
The paper states that the transfer of special forces in the conflict zone, as opposed to the regular forces, it needs the approval of Parliament.
His life was one of polarization and reconciliation, anger and love, and a ferocious, uncompromising commitment to nonviolence, all delivered through the scandalously dirty vessel of corruption known as boxing. Few have ever walked so confidently and casually from man to myth, and that journey was well earned.
Religion is a controversial topic, and I’d like to preface this article by saying that it is not my aim to belittle or diminish anyone’s beliefs. My problem is not with faith but with religion as an organization, which has been used as a means of control, to pit people against each other, and to incite terror and war. Religion in this context serves the purposes of many various global elitist agendas.
This footage is absolutely shocking…
3D printing technology is fast evolving, with companies now producing objects ranging from castles to lawn mowers.
But until now, no one has been able to print a 3D airplane that flies.
Now, European aerospace company, Airbus, has created a mini-plane, named Thor, which is the world’s first 3D printed aircraft.
The Chinko Project manages rainforest and savannah in the east of the CAR, near the border with South Sudan. It has all sorts of problems to deal with including poachers and the Lord’s Resistance Army.
It is doing all this on a shoestring and with limited bandwidth so when the whole lot went down because a donated laptop started to upgrade to Windows 10 the Project went into a panic.
After all, if rangers were under fire from armed militarised poachers, blood could literally be on Microsoft’s hands.
Microsoft’s handling of the Windows 10 upgrade has raised a number of eyebrows for its heavy handedness and shear inconvenience. The last thing an outfit, which depends on expensive satellite communications for internet access, wants is a multi-gigabyte automatic upgrade gumming up the works.
Dr. Xiyuan Bai and his team found curcumin to be a potent apoptosis inducer. This is a mechanism used by macrophages, a special kind of white blood cells involved in the immune response, to clear out foreign substances such as bacteria, viruses, cancer cells or cellular waste.
In their experiments, they used an in vitro human macrophage infection model to study the effects of curcumin extracts on Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Curcumin was able to boost the macrophages’ ability to kill and eliminate the tuberculosis bacteria. The process relies on the inhibition of a cellular molecule, called nuclear factor-kappa B.
The evolution of humanoid robots and artificial intelligence continues to indicate a future where humans will increasingly work with – or be replaced by – their technological avatars.
One such robot that represents grand promises for making a giant leap with humans is NASA’s Valkyrie humanoid robot which continues to receive upgrades that its creators expect to take it to Mars as soon as the
UK Special Forces have been spotted in Syria fighting alongside anti-government militants, marking the first evidence of the troops’ direct involvement in the years-long conflict.
France’s Education minister, Najat Vallaud Belkacem, has found herself on the firing line since revealing a plan to teach Arabic to primary school kids as young as six. Belkacem has suggested including Arabic among the language choices for French pupils.
We are watching an entire nation collapse right in front of our eyes. As you read this article, there are severe shortages of just about anything you can imagine in Venezuela. That includes food, toilet paper, medicine, electricity and even Coca-Cola. All over the country, people are standing in extremely long lines for hours on end just hoping that they will be able to purchase some provisions for their hungry families. At times when there hasn’t been anything for the people that have waited in those long lines, full-blown riots have broken out. All of this is happening even though Venezuela has not been hit by a war, a major natural disaster, a terror attack, an EMP burst or any other type of significant “black swan” event. When debt spirals out of control, currency manipulation goes too far and government interference reaches ridiculous extremes, this is what can happen to an economy. The following are 8 lessons that we can learn from the epic economic meltdown in Venezuela…
However, as AllOutdoor notes, if you listen carefully to Obama’s full response, there is a comment Obama gives about knowing browser history that should sent everyone into a blind rage.
“I just came from a meeting, today, in the situation room, in which I’ve got people who we know have been on ISIL websites living here in the United States – US citizens. And we’re allowed to put them on the no fly list when it comes to airlines, but because of the National Rifle Association I cannot prohibit those people from buying guns!”
Based on browser history – pardon? What the president just confirmed is that someone from the government is noting everyone’s browsing history, determining which websites are not to be visited, and furthermore, if someone does visit the website for whatever reason they get put on a no fly list.
Everyone should start visiting totally random websites.
Starting about two weeks ago, a new campaign was launched to put the substantially weakened Islamic State on the defensive: in the south, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Popular Mobilization, and Sunni tribal fighters have closed in on a multiple-axis assault to encircle the city of Fallujah. As we reported previously, Iraqi forces, together with Kurdish Peshmerga forces, Shi’ite Muslim militias, and Sunni tribal fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition forces, have pushed on toward Fallujah after recapturing several key cities in the past year, including Ramadi, Tikrit, and Baiji. Here, the advance has been problematic however as Aljazeera reported earlier today, fighters battling to retake Fallujah say they have secured its southern edge and have almost completely encircled the whole Iraqi city.
Edward Snowden’s story is one that most know by now – the NSA contractor who went rogue and instead of going through available channels to voice his concerns, leaked sensitive government documents that revealed how the US surveillance state operates for all the world to see.
Or at least, that’s what the government’s version of the story is.
In a Vice News exclusive, based on over 800 pages of newly released documents from the NSA and countless interviews, Vice News finds that there is much more to the story that the public isn’t being told. Snowden, according to Vice News, did have both email and face-to-face contact with compliance over concerns, and the available options for Snowden may not have been adequate during the time Snowden was actually working as a contractor at the NSA.
The following news video shows an unprovoked attack by five culture-enriching “youths” on a 14-year-old boy at a shopping center in Melbourne, Australia. The first blow was a kick to the head while the victim had his hands in his pockets.
US sanctions aren’t just hurting everyone including the US, they are accomplishing nothing. The US State Department’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) notified readers of a diplomacy campaign by the United States aimed at “urging” Europe to maintain sanctions against Russia. While the US claims the necessity of these sanctions are self-evident and beneficial to the US and Europe, such campaigns would not be needed if that were truly the case.
According to the reports, the Austrian state broadcaster ORF were filming a piece on the flooding in the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd and highlighted several migrants who were volunteering to clean up the mess left by the flooding. The migrants can be seen shoveling mud and debris that has been swept into the town after heavy rainfall.
The city spokesman Markus Herrmann confirmed that the entire TV spot had been staged by the ORF saying that they had requested to specifically film migrants cleaning up. By the time the filming had been done on Friday most of the actual cleanup of the damage which consisted of flooded cellars and houses, had already been cleared by the city’s paid employees.
Poor Saudi Arabia. They don’t realize it yet but they have lost their oil war. The war in its current phase began in September, 2014, when the dying King Abdullah and his Minister of Petroleum, Ali Al-Naimi, told US Secretary of State John Kerry they would gladly join Washington in plunging world oil prices. It became clear the main Saudi motive was to eliminate the new growing challenge to their control of world oil markets by forcing prices so low that the US shale oil industry would soon go bankrupt. For Kerry and Washington the focus, of course, was to economically cripple Russia in the wake of new US sanctions by damaging their revenues from export of oil. Neither achieved their aim.
Now, however, it’s clear that Saudi Arabia, which along with Russia is the world’s largest oil producer, is going down a dark road to ruin. Washington seems more than happy to cheer them on.
The Occupation of the American Mind poses the question: why are mainstream US media such a reliable conduit for Israeli propaganda compared to other countries?
In attempting to answer this question, the film, narrated by Roger Waters, illuminates not just the inner workings of Israeli hasbara (propaganda) but also the root causes of the occupation itself by depicting the systematic denial of Palestinians’ human and national rights.
This film could not possibly arrive at a better time, given the extent to which Israeli hasbara will be promoted during the US presidential election campaign.
It explores a relatively unexamined aspect of the US-Israel “special relationship” and helps explain why a majority of Americans influenced by media bias support and identify with the Israeli narrative.
In much of what was once called “the free world,” governments and economies are in the throes of self-destruction. Before long, we shall witness revolution in several of these countries.
I do not like the idea of a violent revolution. But I can see where one might be inevitable at this point.
Brazil, Denmark, Germany and Italy will take part for the first time in the biennial RIMPAC, which is slated to begin June 30 and end Aug. 4, the Navy said Tuesday. China, which joined the exercise in 2014, will also participate.
This year’s U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted drills — which will focus on disaster relief, maritime security, sea control and complex warfighting — will include 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.
Participating nations include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and the United Kingdom.
It is always impressive to look down on Pearl Harbor when RIMPAC is in progress!
Rumors of war – this time in the South China Sea. Washington appears – step by step – to be moving away from a policy of engagement with Beijing to one of confrontation. This is a policy approach counterproductive for all involved.
In modern-day Turkey, hundreds from the Kurdish minority in the southeast are said to be dying at the hands of government forces. The Kurds have long been seeking autonomy for their region. The subject is rarely seen in the Turkish media as journalists who cover the issue have often been detained.
While NATO officials are preparing for a July summit in Warsaw, European social activists and prominent politicians have launched a new anti-NATO campaign, protesting against the bloc’s nuclear buildup and anti-Russia provocations, French journalist Karel Vereycken told Sputnik.
Over 2,000 militants from Syrian terror groups, “moderate rebels” forces gathered in Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood, as al-Nusra Front militants kept shelling the district overnight, the Russian military said.
Actions speak louder than mere words, and U.S. President Barack Obama has now acted, not only spoken. His action is to refuse to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s biggest worry about recent changes in America’s nuclear strategy — particularly a stunning change that is terrifying Putin.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arabic is now the fastest growing language in American households.
However, although it’s the fastest growing language it still ranks the seventh most used language in the United States, statistics say.
Debt Buyers – John Oliver – Shows the seamy side of this industry. A funny yet provocative look at the debt industry. Excellent information that we all should be made aware of. Too important to miss. This should go viral.
In commemoration of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination on this day nearly half a century ago, WhoWhatWhy offers a real treat to students of history. In an extensive podcast, Kennedy confidante Paul Schrade, who was also shot that fateful night, talks about his relationship to RFK and reveals insights never heard before. The 91-year-old Schrade begins with a leisurely reminiscence on early labor and political days, of special interest to those with some background in those issues. Starting nine minutes in, he turns to the RFK assassination.
Paul Schrade had known Bobby Kennedy for years. They had worked in the political trenches, helped organize the farmworkers in California and developed a close bond. That night in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel, Schrade was shot in the head and Kennedy was killed. For years Schrade has maintained that Sirhan Sirhan was not the lone shooter. He has devoted himself to proving that assertion.
Somebody did in fact report that suspected Taliban were in the compound, but that information was completely wrong, as was so much of the information that the Special Operation forces used for their targeting of the night raids in Afghanistan. And in fact the individual who was the target of that raid, the person who they were searching for when they went in guns blazing to that compound, turned himself in a few days later and was questioned and ultimately released. He was the wrong man. So, once again, the intelligence was wrong, the killing was in vain and they covered it up in order to try to save their own skins.
In fact, the eye witnesses to the raid and to the killings saw the US Special Forces digging the bullets out of the bodies of the pregnant women. And those family members were never interviewed by the person who carried out the so-called investigation.
An $11-million farming project in the Jordan Valley, a $61,200 playground near Nablus and an elementary school serving a Bedouin community east of Jerusalem: all have been destroyed by Israel.
These are just a few examples of the at least 150 European-funded structures in the occupied West Bank that Israel demolished in the first three months of 2016.
Israel has destroyed more homes, businesses and public infrastructure in these months than in all of 2015, according to a new report by the non-profit Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, or Euro-Med.
This is the official LAPD audio tape of the lie detector test given to witness Sandy Serrano who claimed she saw a woman in a polka dot dress running from the Robert Kennedy assassination exclaiming “We shot him”. The interviewing officer, LAPD Detective Hank Hernandez, was rumored to have intelligence connections, which would explain his having administered a lie detector test to the dictator of Venezuela just prior to doing the same to Sandy Serrano. This audio tape excerpt of the interview was obtained by Serrano’s lawyers when she sued the LAPD.
I include this audio sample here to prove an historical tendency for law enforcement officials with intelligence connections to harass and intimidate witnesses. There is no confusing whatsoever that Hernandez’ intent is to convince Sandy Serrano to alter her story. Hernandez spent 50 minutes trying to get Sandy to alter her story. This tape covers only a small portion of what went on.
Letters between GCHQ and an official overseeing the spy agency shed new light on how Blighty’s eavesdroppers interpret laws to suit their surveillance efforts.
The memos were obtained by campaign group Privacy international and published today.
Although the letters date from 2004, they show how the agency is willing to bend the rules – a fact that is highly relevant right now as Parliament mulls a new law granting fresh powers to UK spies.
Law enforcement officers have arrested 50 hackers across Russia involved in bank fraud using the Lurk trojan, following 86 raids in 15 regions. Fourteen main participants including the three primary organizers were arrested in the Sverdlovsk region. An estimated $45 million has been stolen by the gang, while a further $30 million loss has been prevented by the police. The investigation of the Lurk banking trojan gang was assisted by Kaspersky Lab.
So in Russia they actually CAN arrest hackers while the super surveillance state of America just says “pay them what they want” when hackers come for your stuff.
Lincoln’s intentions, as well as those of many Northern politicians, were summarized by Stephen Douglas during the senatorial debates. Douglas accused Lincoln of wanting to “impose on the nation a uniformity of local laws and institutions and a moral homogeneity dictated by the central government” that would “place at defiance the intentions of the republic’s founders.” Douglas was right, and Lincoln’s vision for our nation has now been accomplished beyond anything he could have possibly dreamed.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia will provide “the most active” air support for Syrian ground troops in and around the city of Aleppo to prevent terrorists from seizing it.
The court document states:
“Epstein trafficked Jane Doe #3 for sexual purposes to many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders.
“Epstein required Jane Doe 3 to describe the events that she had with these men so that he could potentially blackmail them.”
Myth: “‘Israel’ was a land without a people for a people without a land.”
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UK comedian Jonathan Pie’s 3-minute video (adult language):
Last year, Arundhati Roy asserted US/UK leaders as: “Violent criminal psychopaths make fools of us. Stop being reasonable about this.” In 5-minutes:
In this 5-minute video, Presidents Bush and Obama, Secretary of State and presidential-hopeful Ms. Clinton, presidential-hopeful has-been John McCain, and former Secretary of State and Bush family friend James Baker all joke about these unlawful and lie-started wars:
This article explains how the US/UK wars are the opposite of legal. Its specific section on then Prime Minister Blair’s choice to pursue illegal War of Aggression:
All 27 UK Foreign Affairs Department attorneys concluded Iraq war is unlawful: I wrote in 2010:
The Dutch-led investigation into the 2014 shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 relies heavily on information provided by the Ukrainian security service and operates primarily from a field office in Kiev, despite the fact that Ukraine should be a principal suspect in the mystery of who was responsible for killing 298 people.
A new scam using WhatsApp is trying to infect smartphones with a nasty virus.
Users of the mobile app are being warned about the scam which is affecting Android devices. They are being sent ‘secret’ messages, which offer an exclusive version of the app called WhatsApp Gold, with enhanced features “used by celebrities.” But it is just being used as a sneaky way of installing malware onto users’ smartphones.
Officials from WhatsApp said it will never send users a message asking them to upgrade or download another app, and this is a scam by criminals trying to steal information.
Alarmed by the willingness of its regional ally Saudi Arabia to question the official version of 9/11, Israel weighed in with New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer to place a “poison pill” in the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA) bill that cleared the Senate in a unanimous vote. The bill would allow the families of the victims of foreign government-sponsored terrorism to sue the governments involved for damages. The law, which President Obama indicated he would veto, would lift “sovereign immunity” on countries like Saudi Arabia, thus making them liable for civil law suits. Schumer placed an amendment inside the JASTA bill that would allow Saudi Arabia to avoid law suits so long as the U.S. State and Justice Departments certified to the trial judge hearing any JASTA case that the two departments were making good faith efforts with the defendant country to resolve any issues bilaterally. Schumer’s amendment—the Stay of Actions Pending State Negotiations—would also allow the State and Justice Departments to seek from the court continual 180-day stays, thus killing any lawsuits indefinitely.
Israel is also concerned that it, too, could face lawsuits under the provisions of JASTA. WMR has previously reported that some of the footnotes in the classified 28 pages provide links that lead to Israeli involvement in 9/11. It is noteworthy that the Saudis are blaming the George W. Bush administration for carrying out 9/11 and are leaving Israel out of the equation. Schumer’s actions on behalf of the Saudis are a clear indication that the Saudi-Israeli alliance remains intact.
I HOLD IT THAT A LITTLE REBELLION NOW AND THEN IS A
GOOD THING, AND AS NECESSARY IN THE POLITICAL WORLD
AS STORMS IN THE PHYSICAL……IT IS A MEDICINE NECESSARY
FOR THE SOUND HEALTH OF GOVERNMENT.
—THOMAS JEFFERSON, IN A LETTER TO JAMES MADISON, JANUARY 30, 1787
If Hillary Clinton occupies the White House her presidency will be unpleasant for her and chaotic for the country. Ms. Clinton will encounter a nationwide rebellion she cannot comprehend and hence will not address.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“We are told that God created the entire universe 6000 years ago. Today the best he can do is put his face on bakery products. This is clearly a deity past his prime!” — Michael Rivero
The Obama administration is hoping that it can yet salvage Hillary Clinton’s signature project as Secretary of State, the “regime change” in Libya, via a strategy of funneling Libya’s fractious politicians and militias – referred to by one U.S. official as chaotic water “droplets” – into a U.S.-constructed “channel” built out of rewards and punishments.
There is a new technology being tested for use on UK civilians en masse on our streets, millimetre microwave scanners.
These electromagnetic radiation scanners, which use Ultra Wide Band (UWB) at 75-110 GHz, are able to be beamed at crowds to detect potential concealed weapons being carried by individuals.
Plus it will be a boost to the cancer industry!
Pope Francis has announced that the Catholic bishops who fail to report cases of sex abuse of children can be removed from office.
Published on Jun 4, 2016
Government troops made further gains into Raqqa province, Thursday, as a Russian backed military assault is underway to liberate the city of Raqqa, which under control of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
The Syrian army has crossed the boundary of Raqqa province after advancing in a major Russian-backed offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Heavy Russian air strikes hit ISIL-held territory in eastern areas of Hama province, near the boundary of Raqqa, on Friday to facilitate the Syrian army’s advance, the UK-based SOHR said on Saturday.
The US Navy plans to develop a ship-board laser weapon that would swiftly incinerate enemy drones, sea vessels, aircraft and missiles through a 3-year deal with major arms maker Northrop Grumman, officials have said.
The Clinton Crime Foundation is “organized crime” at its finest. Take two minutes to carefully read the facts!
Here is a clear, concise summary of how the Clinton Crime Foundation works as a tax free international money laundering scheme. It may eventually prove to be the largest political criminal enterprise in U.S. history. This is a textbook case on how you hide foreign money sent to you and repackage it to be used for your own purposes. All tax free. Here’s how it works:
In the aftermath of the Paris massacre I found myself pondering the surreal state of the world and the myriad humanitarian disasters and violations of international law infiltrating the globe. War crimes in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and Libya accompanied by air strikes, bombing raids and regime changes have become routine.
Islamophobia has become a significant factor driving politics in many western countries.
Islamophobia – fear of Muslims – is now highly visible among European populations concerned about terrorist responses from Islamic groups claiming Jihadi links. However, it is also evident among those same populations in relation to the refugee flow from the Middle East. In addition, Islamophobia is highly evident among sectors of the US population during the presidential race. It is a significant issue in Australia. Outside the West, even the (Muslim) Rohingya in Burma are feared by Buddhist monks and others.
In August 2008, William Lesinski walked into a Car Credit City in Bridgeton and made a decision that would be far more expensive than he ever imagined.
Wanting to buy his son a car as a high school graduation gift, Lesinski put $1,750 down and drove off the lot in a 2003 Ford Mustang. The loan for the car was $11,367, and it carried 29 percent annual interest over nearly four years.
US illegal: History of rogue empire REQUIRING arrests in the present. Martin King assassinated by US government to stop his million person ‘Occupy DC’ movement to end war on Vietnam, end poverty (9 of 11)
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“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.
Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.
The actual rape victim, a young Palestinian under the age of consent, will face prison time for unlawfully entering Israel while the perpetrator walks away free after making false accusations.
THE PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight back in their neighborhoods.
When you’re stuck in the middle of the Central African Republic (CAR) trying to protect the wildlife from armed poachers and the Lord’s Resistance Army, then life’s pretty tough. And now Microsoft has made it tougher with Windows 10 upgrades.
The Chinko Project manages roughly 17,600 square kilometres (6,795 square miles) of rainforest and savannah in the east of the CAR, near the border with South Sudan. Money is tight, and so is internet bandwidth. So the staff was more than a little displeased when one of the donated laptops the team uses began upgrading to Windows 10 automatically, pulling in gigabytes of data over a radio link.
And it’s not just bandwidth bills they have to worry about.
“If a forced upgrade happened and crashed our PCs while in the middle of coordinating rangers under fire from armed militarized poachers, blood could literally be on Microsoft’s hands,” said one member of the team.
Russia Fiddles While Syria Burns
by Stephen Lendman
Make no mistake. Putin’s strategic intervention in Syria last September was a bold, vital step. He deserves credit and praise for taking it.
Things changed dramatically on the ground. Reinvigorated government forces retook large swaths of earlier lost territory, freeing them from the scourge of US-sponsored terrorism.
At the same time, Russia’s all-out efforts for ceasefire and conflict resolution peace talks failed. On the one hand, the alternative is endless war. On the other, the only language America understands is force.
Moscow’s genuine diplomatic efforts can’t succeed because it has no peace partner in Washington – under Obama or whoever succeeds him.
Mr Campbell has reportedly not been sent a letter by the inquiry setting out criticisms and offering a right of reply – unlike his former boss Tony Blair.
Inquiry sources told the Sunday Times Mr Campbell was ‘in the clear’ and indicated intelligence chiefs would be blamed for producing the material No 10 presented to the public.
A Secret Service agent who protected Hillary Clinton is set to publish a tell-all book.
Gary Byrne says he was posted outside Bill Clinton’s Oval Office in the 1990s and that what he saw ‘sickened him’.
His expose is causing deep concern in the White House, according to Drudge Report, and its release comes as Hillary comes within touching distance of securing the Democratic nomination.
Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson says nearly 300,000 new jobs will be created if Britain escapes from the “shackles” of the European Union (EU).
“If we Vote Leave we will be able to forge bold new trade deals with growing economies around the world. These are deals that the EU has tried and failed to achieve due to protectionist forces in Europe,” said Johnson at a Brexit campaign rally in London on Saturday, adding that, “After we liberate ourselves from the shackles of Brussels we will be able to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs right across the UK.”
This morning as the US, NATO & Gulf backed terrorists continue to rain missiles down upon the Syrian people besieged [by the terrorists] in the western sectors of Aleppo that are refuge to the majority of Aleppo’s population, a further 8 Syrian Arab Army soldiers have been taken prisoner and paraded on camera, blindfolded and shackled. Their fate is in the hands of drug fuelled terrorists supported, armed and defended by the US who has just requested that Russia desists from targeting Al Qaeda in Syria, Al Nusra.
The US is now overtly supporting Al Qaeda!
A child is killed in Yemen every four hours — but partly because 60 percent of those deaths in 2014, alone, were at the hands of the U.S.-supported, Saudi-led coalition, it has now been blacklisted by the United Nations.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon explained the constant bombardment of the country had taken a “devastating toll” on its civilian population — particularly on children who are maimed and killed by the hundreds, if not thousands.
In a statement after the release of the Annual Report on children in armed conflict, Ban noted a six-fold increase in the number of children killed in Yemen since 2014…
Here is a video of what most Syrians are seeing and experiencing of the war, and it’s titled “Living in the crosshairs, May 29th 2016 ENG SUBS” (the “ENG SUBS” means “English subtitles”).
It refers to attackers being the “Free Syrian Army” (who were founded by Riad al-Asaad, no relation to Bashar al-Assad — and spelled and pronounced differently — and he was a proponent of a fundamentalist Sunni Syrian constitution). It also refers to (and shows victims of) the “canisters” which the FSA is firing westward, from the Aleppo city area that the FSA controls, into the city’s “Midan District,” which is controlled by the Syrian government.
Panic is clearly setting in as Obama, followed by Merkel, are both trying to bully Britain into staying in the EU… warning that the UK would be punished if voters go for the Brexit option. This can only mean that it is clearly in the UK’s best interest to get the hell out of Brussels.
Islamophobia – fear of Muslims – is now highly visible among European populations concerned about terrorist responses from Islamic groups claiming Jihadi links. However, it is also evident among those same populations in relation to the refugee flow from the Middle East.
Much like the globalist contrived organization known as the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), brilliantly exposed by Michael Kane in a 2004 case study, a new and similar plan has hit the forefront that is being orchestrated and funded by billionaire controllers such as George Soros and others.
Syrian troops, aided by a Homs-based pro-government militia the ‘Falcons of the Desert’ and under the cover of Russian air support, entered al-Raqqa Province from Hama for the first time in two years on Saturday. The southern half of al-Raqqa province is one of two major strongholds left to Daesh (ISIS, ISIL), the other one being Mosul in northern Iraq. Mosul is much bigger and more important, but al-Raqqa has symbolic importance to Daesh, since it is where the terrorist organization first established itself as a ‘state’ ruling territory. The territory also figures in Daesh’s weird theories about the Judgment Day.
The Arabic press is saying that the regime seeks to retake the town of Tabqa, which has a major air base that the Syrian military lost to Daesh in June of 2014.
The French initiative, as it has come to be known, was first proposed by the Hollande government last year. In its original form, it consisted of a draft United Nations Security Council resolution that would set forth clear parameters for Israeli-Palestinian peace, along with mechanisms and a timeline for achieving them.
Faced with concerted US opposition and Israeli hostility , the Quai d’Orsay repeatedly watered down its terms and, concluding that US support for any such resolution would not be forthcoming as a matter of principle, ultimately chose to capitulate rather than stand its ground.
A Russian ceasefire monitoring center in Syria says more than 2,000 militants have gathered in a northern neighborhood of the embattled city of Aleppo for an offensive.
The US used the cease fire to resupply their proxy terrorist group for another try at ousting Assad and replacing him with a US puppet ruler.
It has been 49 years since that day, and the West Bank and Golan Heights remain illegally occupied, while the Gaza Strip has been crippled under a nine-year blockade that has denied 1.8 million Palestinians their rights to access medical equipment, clean water, food and materials necessary to rebuild homes, schools and hospitals destroyed in repeated Israeli bombardments.
American taxpayers got a dismal return on their $4.3 billion investment in the Colombian drug war between 2000 and 2o08, according to a new analysis by economists at MIT and Colombia’s Universidad de los Andes. In the paper, which will be published in the June issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Daniel Mejia and Pascual Restrepo analyzed the cost to U.S. taxpayers of the two big U.S.-funded anti-cocaine efforts in Colombia: eradication of coca plants via the aerial spraying of herbicides, and interdiction efforts to block cocaine transit routes and seize shipments of cocaine. These efforts took place under the umbrella of Plan Colombia, a decade-long U.S.-backed initiative to fight the drug trade and organized crime in Colombia.
In these hectic, shifting modern times it can be hard to keep track of exactly what modern journalists are trying to say. As we move beyond the archaic concept of language, into a more enlightened age where meaning is subjective and feeling-based, we have to learn to embrace a more sensitive and expressive English lexicon. To that end we present a handy guide – an interpreter’s bible, for tourists in this Brave New World.
Highly trustworthy and peerlessly benign institutions who have total control over the value, production and distribution of your currency. They help drive the economy by creating fake money, out of thin air, and lending it to you at high rates of interest. It should be noted that they insist the money you give them back is real.
An American oligarch.
Something which never happens here and always happens over there.
Something which never happens here and always happens over there.
A man, woman or child who believes (falsely) that a “conspiracy” could happen here.
The Syrians have their own proxy army.
In a matter of two years, the Syrian Desert Hawks (var. Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra) have become one of the most effective fighting forces in the Syrian War; however, very little is known about this paramilitary group.
Often described as a unit from the pro-government “National Defense Forces” (var. NDF), the Desert Hawks actually have no affiliation with the latter or the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
The man behind the Desert Hawks:
The Desert Hawks were originally started by a retired Syrian Army officer, General Mohammad Jaber, in early 2013.
The Desert Hawks are now leading the charge to the provincial capital of Al-Raqqa, where they are looking to expel the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham before the U.S. backed rebels reach the city.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Men of great conversational powers almost universally practise a sort of lively sophistry and exaggeration which deceives for the moment both themselves and their auditors.” — Thomas Babington Macaulay
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, was bitch slapping EU leaders, calling Hungarian PM ‘dictator’ in front of the press at the EU-Eastern Partnership summit in Latvia. Juncker, known for an anti-British stance, has threatened, possibly when sober, Britain if the country leaves the EU . Juncker has also called for an EU army. In the very long run, we will need
Frenchmen arrested with 100 kilo explosives, many detonators, 3 grenade launchers and kalashnikovs… preparing attack on Euro Football in France… Yesterday: Germany arrests three Syrians suspected of attack plot in Duesseldorf
We’re talking about compulsive, psychopathic behavior here.
While so much attention is directed towards presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s classified email scandal from her days as Secretary of State, it is worth dredging up the career-long history that the former First Lady and Arkansas lawyer has with losing, withholding or misplacing important records pertaining to scandals that she, her husband and affiliates have been involved in.
Agricultural biodiversity refers to that part of biodiversity that feeds and nurtures people–whether it is derived from the genetic resources of plants, animals, fish or forests. We are losing genetic resources for food and agriculture at an unprecedented rate. It can best be described as a biological meltdown. The statistics are numbing:
Crop genetic resources are being wiped out at the rate of 1-2% every year. Since the beginning of this century, about 75% of the genetic diversity of agricultural crops has been lost.
Livestock breeds are disappearing at an annual rate of 5%, or 6 breeds per month. In Europe, half of all breeds of domestic animals that existed at the turn of the century have become extinct, and 43% of the remaining breeds are endangered.
Hillary’s server is just a modern,high tech,dead drop!
A dead drop or dead letter box is a method of espionage tradecraft used to pass items or information between two individuals (e.g., a case officer and agent, or two agents) using a secret location, thus not requiring them to meet directly and thereby maintaining operational security. The method stands in contrast to the live drop, so called because two persons meet to exchange items or information.
A new study about the purported safety of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, was released to the public this month by former Monsanto employee Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam. The Monsanto Company is best known for creating and marketing genetically modified seeds that contain their own pesticides or which are designed to withstand applications of the company’s flagship herbicide Roundup (active ingredient: glyphosate).
Dr. Van Eenennaam’s study has been loudly touted by pro-GMO talking-heads, who claim it has “ended the debate” about the safety of GMOs in the food chain. The claim is impressive: over 100 billion animals consuming a total exceeding 1 trillion meals of genetically modified grain over a 19-year period show no statistical difference in health when compared with livestock fed a conventional diet.
Unfortunately for Van Eenennaam (and the circus of biotech industry bloggers promoting her), the claim is not supported by the evidence in her meta-analysis of livestock data.
As of June 1st, Ghost Squad Hackers – the same group leading #OpIcarus – have launched a series of coordinated attacks against leading members of the corporate mainstream media. Giving credit where credit is due, Tec.mic and Softpedia were the first to report the operation. But their reports only tell a portion of the whole story, we will explain why in a moment…
The article below appears just a couple of weeks after GMO zealot Matt Ridley published an Opinion piece in The Times titled, “Time to embrace GM crops… and reap the rewards”.
Ridley wrote: ”It is a disgrace that Greenpeace still campaigns against golden rice, a vitamin-enhanced variety that could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year.”
But a study published in April (abstract at the foot of this post) by Glenn Davis Stone, professor of anthropology and environmental studies at Washington University in St Louis, and Dominic Glover, a rice researcher at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex, shows that anti-GMO activists are not to blame for Golden Rice’s unfulfilled promises. The fact is that the rice still isn’t ready, after 24 years of research and millions of dollars in funding.
President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 42 people, who are serving time in the U.S. for drug-related offenses. According to reports, 18 of these were originally sentenced to life imprisonment.
A vote for Hillary is a vote for WW3!
* Which country in the Middle East actually possesses nuclear weapons?
* Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?
* Which country in the Middle East refuses to allow international inspections of its nuclear facilities?
Note: Which country controls the U.S. congress. Israel
This decision by the Human Rights Council, nearly 50 years after Israel began its settlement enterprise, is certainly too little, too late. There are currently approximately 650,000 Israeli settlers living illegally in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, confining Palestinians to less than 40% of their land.
Complaints from New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who represents Boro Park, Brooklyn’s other heavily-Hasidic neighborhood, averted the change, and, for the time being, the women-only hours at the Williamsburg pool will continue.
Note: Jewish law is superior to the laws of the United States?
Video shows a German cop powerless to respond to threats issued against him by an African migrant because he feared he may be “sued for racism.”
US illegal: History of rogue empire REQUIRING arrests in the present. Vietnam: canceling democracy to back a dictator and cause civil war, false flag for illegal US military invasion, war-murdering millions (8 of 11)
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There are examples of virtuous US policy, such as the Marshall Plan after WW2. In 1947, the Marshall Plan replaced the punitive Joint Chiefs of Staff 1067 (JCS 1067) plan that restricted trade to Germany and caused a slow starvation diet of ~1,000 calories a day that deliberately killed German civilians (23). The Marshall Plan worked for the revitalization of participating European countries’ economies. By the end of the program in 1953, all countries’ economies except for Germany were performing higher than pre-war levels (24).
As you may know, many US activists in your world of the present request a “New Marshall Plan” for global development rather than expanding “wars on terror.” Many activists, including Dr. King, requested this rather than “wars on communism,” especially with the Vietnam War.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” — Henry Ford
The UN claimed that the Ukrainian special services illegally carry out mass detentions of people and apply tortures. The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights reported about systematic tortures and cruel treatment of militias in secret jails of the Security Service of Ukraine. Beside that, he highlighted that cases of human rights violation in Ukraine became systematic. It should be noted that in the nearest future, monitoring mission of the international organization on human rights observance in Ukraine will release a report, where hundreds of cases of illegal mass arrests and cruel tortures are revealed. The report contains information on five secret jails of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Times reported. Before that, the Ukrainian security service barred subcommittee’s delegation of the UN on tortures prevention from visiting jails where people who
Thierry Mariani, Member of the French National Assembly explained in an interview to Izvestiya newspaper that “first of all, anti-Russian sanctions should be lifted, the second, sanctions should be imposed on Ukraine. As Kiev currently demonstrates its disregard, not implementing the Minsk agreements. And the main responsibility lies on the Ukrainian party”. Mariani also noted that resolution against anti-Russian sanctions, which will be considered in the Republic’s Senate on 8 June, is very likely to be adopted. According to him, it will provide the French government with a definite signal even in case it continues official policy. As he said, “step by step regional and national parliaments wonder why the anti-Russian sanctions should be maintained to their own detriment. And what is happening in different parts of Europe evidences disagreement with official policy of the EU”.
For the first time since 2003, the US struck a blow from an aircraft carrier in the Middle East. The aircraft, based on the “Harry Truman” attacked ISIS. Where exactly in Syria or Iraq, is unknown.
The planes went on a mission from an aircraft carrier shortly after it’s arrival to the Mediterranean, said TASS.
In the latest show of discontent against Michel Temer activists occupied part of the building housing the acting president’s regional office.
Hawaii’s Ocean Ramsey can hold her breath for 6 minutes while swimming unprotected with great white sharks. The video is awesome.
“Today we can see how many problems have cropped up in the world not only in the post-Soviet space after the collapse of the Soviet Union: geopolitical, military, strategic, civilizational, religious, social and many others,” Terzic said. “In Serbia, in the Balkans we are well familiar with that. When we were saying that the developments in the Balkans that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia were regrettably approaching you many did not believe us. Today it is very clear that the breakup of Yugoslavia was just the beginning of one large-scale project that is still in progress today. We are witnesses to a rerun of Drang nach Osten and its effects are hard to predict.”
Why did we believe in gas chambers disguised as shower rooms?
Questioning The Holocaust : Why We Believed examines the unbelievable “gas shower” claims and how images of concentration camp prisoners directly killed by Allied air attacks are cynically exploited to promote “The Holocaust.”
“Firstly, I strongly condemn the publication of personal data of more than 2,000 journalists on the Peacekeeper website. Secondly, I have evidence that some of those journalists were working on materials containing negative comments and articles on Ukraine,” he told a news conference in Kiev. “Foreign journalists should not be under threat in Ukrainian territory. At the same time, if we are to talk about Russian journalists, some of them have committed crimes and it will be a subject matter of a separate investigation”.
“Strange things are happening in the United States…” According to specialized U.S. web resources, Pimenova, 30, was arrested in the State of Illinois on May 20. According to Astakhov, Olga took her daughter, a Russian national too, from the United States to Russia two year ago without any problems. “An Illinois court however has ruled the baby girl is to be brought back to the United States! We are categorically against and deem such demand as unlawful,” Astakhov emphasized. “The girl’s mother, a Russian citizen, has been arrested under a contrived pretext and is held as a hostage demanding she bring her daughter, a Russian citizen too, back to the United States,” he added.
Thursday’s example was Christine McMullen Lindgren, an Atlanta-based employee at Bank of America.
Lindgren posted recently that she hated Facebook because, “you f—-ing (n-words) and yes if (you) can call each other that well I can too f—-ing (n-word) go back to Africa get over your pity party you created this hatred and your own kind that brought your great great grandparents over here and sold them.”
Los Angeles County has one of the highest homeless populations, but the County Board of Supervisors has a bold plan to fight it: an income tax of half of a percent on personal incomes exceeding $1 million, which would generate an estimated $243 million.
In an effort to address the growing homeless problem plaguing Los Angeles County, the county government is seeking approval from both Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature to levy a tax on its millionaires. Seventy-six percent of LA County residents are in favor of the tax, according to a Los Angeles County Homelessness Survey.
ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It’s a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag. For many alternative news readers, this may be patently obvious, but this article is written for the large majority of people in the world who still have no idea who is really behind the rise
Desperate times, desperate measures?
Like a mythical sea monster, the true nature of a Wall Street-London centered global corporatocracy is often talked about but rarely seen. However, on rare occasions, a tentacle breaks the surface and affords the public an opportunity to examine and assess its true, gargantuan dimensions.
Just such a moment occurred when leaked diplomatic letters from the Colombian Embassy in Washington D.C. revealed just how far the United States government is willing to go on behalf of the corporate-financier interests that clearly shape the entirety of its foreign policy…
The outage started just after 3:30 p.m, and users took to Twitter to complain of the services, with many unable to access their music stored on the firm’s iTunes Music service.
However, several of the services appeared to be back in action by 6:15 – although app stores, iCloud and Apple TV still appeared to be having trouble, according to the firm’s own website.
We all have a massive glyphosate problem on our hands, even if you have eaten 100% organic food all your life. The pesticide chemical glyphosate, Monsanto’s gift to mankind, is totally out of control – not just in the US, but also in Europe, Australia and many other nations that use it. Glyphosate is almost constantly in the news, as study after study reveal just how widespread, toxic and carcinogenic it is. It’s the most used pesticide in the world. Meanwhile, the US, EU, UN and others all argue over how this lethal chemical killer should be classified and labeled – despite the fact it’s showing up in people’s urine, breast milk and blood (yes – even those avoiding GMOs), and despite the fact that it has been found to be, in the words of an MIT scientist, “the most destructive chemical in our environment.”…
Here we go again. Over ONE THIRD of refugees test positive for TB in Vermont.
Just think…these are the illegals that we KNOW of and have access to. What about those who sneak into the US and stay off the grid? It is quite possible that we are about to have a real outbreak of TB across the US thanks to OBAMA’s open borders.
WE must close the border and if it takes building a wall, then do it.
We taxpayers also end up paying for treatment of TB and other diseases like Chagas, Leishmaniasis, Zika, Polio, Leprosy, Dengue, Chikungunya and all sorts of viruses, bacteria and parasitic diseases.
A country that cannot control its borders cannot prosper or ensure the health of its population. It is not a country…
Britons could forfeit their right to live, work and do business across Europe in the event of a Brexit vote, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warns.
A UK withdrawal of the EU would forego free movement rights, which would be “negative for everyone and from every perspective,” he says.
This video by Israeli Queers Against the Occupation features a cover of the Aerosmith song “Pink” playing over jarring images of Israel’s violence against Palestinians.
It is a spoof and remix of the official 2016 Tel Aviv Pride promotional video.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promises to veto the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal between the EU and US owing to concerns over “irreversible” privatization and “watered down consumer rights.”
Corbyn has joined French president François Hollande and a range of European politicians and campaigners in opposing TTIP in its current form.
A Somali detainee at Guantánamo Bay has accused guards at the high-security Camp 7 of using “mental torture” against inmates. He testified as a witness in a case against inhumane treatment at the US facility in Cuba, backing up claims by another inmate.
“They have mental torturing in the Camp 7,” Guleed Hassan Dourad said at a pretrial hearing for Yemeni defendant Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, according to Reuters.
Federal prosecutors in Minnesota announced Wednesday that no charges will be filed against the two police officers involved in the shooting death last fall of Jamar Clark, an unarmed 24-year-old African American. Clark was shot in the head after a scuffle with officers who responded to a report of an assault.
Not one, but two police training academies have now been suspended for what appears to be teaching the use of excessive force — as the norm — captured on video. After an investigation by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), the Lower Rio Grande Development Council (LRGVDC) Regional Police Academy and the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy have been suspended until two further investigations are concluded. “During a defensive tactic training session, video was conducted for the purposes of cadet instruction and feedback,” the Lower Rio Grande Development Council told local station CBS 4 News in a statement. “Video feedback had not been previously utilized by LRGVDC Police Academy and after evaluating this practice and as a result of this incident, this method will not be used in the future.”
The official statement from the G7 group, of leading industrialized countries, publicly exposes the entire G7 group, by basing on provable and even blatant lies, the group’s support for continuation of Barack Obama’s anti-Russia sanctions.
In its statement at the conclusion of the meeting of the G7 countries on May 27th, the G7 nations — the U.S. (who dictate to the others), plus the six others (who always do what they’re told): Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Canada, and UK — said in their joint statement (which I shall accompany here by links to relevant sources, plus comments and questions from myself, for the purpose of clarification):
Angry voters last night turned on David Cameron during the first televised debate of the EU referendum campaign, forcing the Prime Minister to deny that he is “scaremongering”.
The Prime Minister faced a series of angry questions from voters about the tone of the Remain campaign after he claimed that there are no “big risks of staying” in the European Union.
Mr Cameron was accused of “hypocrisy”, “waffling” and doing “personal damage” to his reputation by claiming that a Brexit could spark World War III and a global recession.
The European Commission plans to attack citizens’ right to online privacy, insisting that state-issued ID cards should be used to log into platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and even Uber.
The Vice President for the Digital Single Market on the European Commission, former Communist Andrus Ansip, is behind the next European Union (EU) raid on personal freedoms, promoting the idea of using national ID cards to log in to online services.
Brazil’s currency system under the Real is heavily dollarised. Internal debt operations are conducive to a rising external debt. Wall Street is intent upon maintaining Brazil in a monetary straightjacket.
Since the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Wall Street has exerted control over key economic appointments including the Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Brazil and the Central Bank. Under the governments of Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Luis Ignacio da Silva (Lula), the appointment of the governor of the Central Bank was approved by Wall Street.
While so far Russia’s only boots on the ground in Syria have been those protecting their own naval and air bases, Russia’s former Deputy FM Andrei Fyodorov has claimed that there have been discussions among the military leadership, and with President Vladimir Putin, about sending special forces.
A day after reports that US airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Manbij had killed at least 15 civilians, Pentagon officials still aren’t confirming the incident, but are suddenly talking up Manbij as a big threat that needs attacking.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters today that the US knows there is “external plotting from Manbij city,” and that ISIS is using it as a base to hatch plots against the US homeland, saying attacks on it are “essential and important.”
Carter offered no evidence for this claim. The US is backing the “Syrian Democratic Forces” in attacking the area on the ground. This force is overwhelmingly the Kurdish YPG, though the US insists that the specific troops attacking Manbij have an unusually high number of Arabs, an attempt to placate Turkey, who has warned against Kurdish expansion across the Euphrates.
Jewish Home leader vows to ‘stand as fortified wall’ against ‘historic mistake’ to retreat to 1967 line, divide Jerusalem
Hillary Clinton’s latest excuse…
Michel Temer’s interim government has moved rapidly to reverse 13 years of social programs advanced by the democratically elected Workers Party, despite increased turmoil in his beleaguered administration.
After only a few months of allowing the migrants to live for free on their property, the couple was threatened with death. The refugees chased them from their farm, which has already been destroyed by the migrants.
Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has lifted the lid on the perverse logic of some migrants who commit crimes so they won’t be deported — because they know the court system will keep them in Europe.
In the latest display of migrant tension, a group of German vigilantes in Saxony scuffled with a mentally ill and seemingly violent immigrant in a store before dragging him out and tying him to a tree with cables, where he remained until police arrived.
The clip features four men who surround a man who looks like a migrant and then forcibly take him out of a supermarket, local media reported. When the police arrived, the activists explained that they had tied him to the tree to prevent him from running away, according to Saechsische Zeitung.
Thousands of Romanians were used as unwitting guinea pigs by psychiatrists to test drugs, an investigation by Romanian prosecutors has revealed.
Digi24, a Romanian new service, put the number of victims at around 3,000 while prosecutors reported they had detained 50 psychiatrists allegedly involved in the clandestine trials that apparently left some people in hospital.
Honolulu responded to what the governor called a state of emergency, passing tough criminal laws aimed at ridding sidewalks, streets and parks of homeless people.
Russia’s defense ministry released a video of Su-34 bombers destroying an Islamic State oil-refining plant near the Syrian city of Ras al-Ayn on the border with Turkey, as Russia intensifies airstrikes on the terrorists’ oil smuggling routes.
Four “refugees”, two of whom arrived in Europe via the Balkans last year amidst the migrant influx, have been caught plotting to conduct a massive Paris-style terror attack in Germany.
“German federal prosecutors confirmed that three migrants had been arrested and their homes searched: 25-year-old Mahood B., 27-year-old Hamza C. and 31-year-old Abd Arahman A.K. A further warrant was issued for a 25-year-old , Saleh A., currently under arrest in France,” reports the Local.
The four men planned to besiege the historic city center of Düsseldorf by launching a Paris-style massacre involving suicide bombs targeting Heinrich-Heine-Allee, “a broad street with a number of public transport links including U-Bahn and tram stations,” followed by machine gun attacks on citizens.
The families of British soldiers who died in the Iraq War will have to pay £767 for a hard copy of the full Chilcot report.
Brave Vladimir Putin has banned Jacob Rothschild and his New World Order banking cartel family from entering Russian territory “under any circumstances.”
“INVADE! INVADE NOW! NOW, NOW, NOW!!!!” — Official White Horse Souse
Amid the tumult over Brexit, an annual ritual is being played out which demolishes the notion that Angela Merkel’s Germany is a benign power working for the greater good of its partners in the European Union and the eurozone.
Berlin is demanding its pound of flesh from the government of Greece, which is beset by high debts, economic desolation, broken banks — and the flood of migrants that resulted from Merkel’s catastrophically mistaken open invitation to refugees from Syria.
June and July are when repayments on Greece’s loans are due, and when future repayment arrangements are negotiated.
And Germany, as Greece’s main creditor, is playing hardball — as it has every year for the past five years.
Protesters clash with riot police during a general strike in Athens in 2012 but we can expect more violent demos as Greeks rail at the German yoke
NIGEL Farage has called on Britons to “stand half an inch taller” and be proud of their country as he prepares to take on political heavyweights in an EU debate at Express.co.uk today.
Libya’s Central Bank in Tripoli (MONEY PRINTED BY lONDON) and foreign diplomats have condemned the latest move by the rival Central Bank management in the east (MONEY PRINTED BY MOSCOW), which on Wednesday received a batch of new Libyan banknotes printed without the approval of the Tripoli authorities.
The justification for going to war in Iraq thirteen years ago, was based on a 93-page classified document that allegedly contained “specific information” on former Iraqi leader President Saddam Hussein and the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs he was apparently running. Now that document has been declassified and it reveals that there was virtually zero justification for the Iraq war.
For years, Heartland Regional Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in the small city of St. Joseph, Mo., had quietly sued thousands of its low-income patients over their unpaid bills.
It appears that the president’s programming has broken down, as he was rendered unable to articulate the reasons that Donald Trump was such a dangerous candidate in the face of the “continued progress” that Hillary Clinton represents.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Freedom of the press is another of the principal slogans of pure democracy…The capitalists have always used the term freedom to mean freedom for the rich to get richer and for the workers to starve to death. In capitalist usage freedom of the press means freedom of the rich to bribe the press and freedom to use their wealth to shape and fabricate so-called public opinion. In this respect, too, the defenders of pure democracy prove to be defenders of an utterly foul and venal system that gives the rich control over the mass media. They prove to be deceivers of the people, who, with the aid of plausible, fine-sounding, but thoroughly false phrases, divert them from the concrete historical task of liberating the press from capitalist enslavement…” — V.I. Lenin
When analyzing American ballistic missile capabilities and anti-aircraft missiles with long range ballistic capabilities, Russian experts have found that the problem is that Americans rockets cannot intercept any ballistic missile in the mesosphere (the altitude of 35000-80000m). Therefore, Russia has focused on developing means of hypersonic cruise flight running for long distances at this difference of heights.
The principle used by the US antiballistic shield is to send a rocket into space or within a point of impact before calculating the trajectory of ballistic missile. Therefore, American interceptor missiles are operating as suborbital rockets with solid fuel. Once they are started they cannot be stopped and traction cannot be adjusted. If it does not comply with ballistic missile target trajectory calculations or avoidance maneuvers, missile intercepting misses.
Janna Jihad, 10 years old, has been reporting from Palestine for two to three years now, sharing with the world the message of “the Palestinian children”.
State Dept Admits To Deliberately Deleting Video And Lying To The American People
Israel ended its last military operation in Gaza almost two years ago. But among some Israeli military officials, national security experts, and activists here, there is a palpable sense that another war is imminent, and that soon Hamas rockets will again be raining down on Israeli cities, prompting a crushing military response on the beleaguered, 25-mile long strip.
There has to be the emergence of a workable, viable peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians;because without it, the probability of continued carnage, is almost unavoidable here.
but unfortunately, Israel does not want peace, but territory, and by any means necessary.
To that end, look at the brisk land annexations in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, coupled with evictions of Palestinians from homes in which their families have lived for generations.
Russia has arrested 50 people accused of using malware to steal more than 1.7bn roubles ($25m; £18m).
Microsoft’s Office 365 and MessageLabs said to leave MPs’ e-mails open to snooping.
After details emerged of Stuxnet, arguably the world’s first digital weapon, there were concerns that other hackers would copy its techniques.
Now, researchers have disclosed a piece of industrial control systems (ICS) malware inspired heavily by Stuxnet. Although the copycat malware—dubbed IRONGATE by cybersecurity company FireEye—only works in a simulated environment, it, like Stuxnet, replaces certain types of files, and was seemingly written to target a specific control system configuration.
“In my mind, there is little room to say that these are the same actors,” behind Stuxnet and IRONGATE, Sean McBride, manager at FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence told Motherboard in a phone interview.
Specifically, as Lenovo said in an advisory notice, the auto-update feature in its Accelerator Application software can be exploited by a “man-in-the-middle attack”—someone could get in between the computer and the server pushing out the updated software, fooling the computer into installing a fake version of the update instead of the genuine article.
Such attacks can allow anything from surreptitious malware installation to the insertion of surveillance capabilities, or even the hijacking of PCs.
TeamViewer users say their computers were hijacked and bank accounts emptied all while the software company’s systems mysteriously fell offline. TeamViewer denies it has been hacked.
In the past 24 hours, we’ve seen a spike in complaints from people who say their PCs, Macs and servers were taken over via the widely used remote-control tool on their machines. Even users with strong passwords and two-factor authentication enabled on their TeamViewer accounts say they were hit.
It appears miscreants gained control of victims’ TeamViewer web accounts, and used those to connect into computers, where they seized web browsers to empty PayPal accounts, access webmail, and order stuff from Amazon and eBay.
Virtualized VMXNet3 NICs borked by Microsoft install
New research shows that ultra-low dose exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, causes massive gene alterations in lab rats, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health.
The report is the first in a series of studies observing the effects ultra-low doses of glyphosate have on gene expression profiles and the subsequent epigenetic changes, or changes that become inherited patterns of gene function, which can lead to other health problems down the road.
The research is being led by Molecular Geneticist Dr. Michael Antoniou with King’s College in London, and Cellular and Molecular Biologist Dr. Robin Mesnage, who successfully reverse-engineered the co-formulants in Roundup.
You need to avoid this product like the plague.
And when you are in your local hardware store, ask them politely why they are carrying such a known carcinogen as “Roundup”, then hand them this article.
IF thousands of Americans do this, we may get this product stopped in its tracks.
President Obama visited Elkhart, Indiana on Wednesday and during a town hall meeting blamed “right-wing radio” for distorting his economic record and for making “people think big government is the problem.”
“I hope you don’t mind me being blunt about this,” the president said, “but I’ve been listening to this stuff for a while now and I’m concerned when I watch the direction of our politics.”
When Obama visited Elkhart seven years ago, the unemployment rate was near 20%. Now, he boasts that the rate has dropped to around 4% in the city and 5% across the state.
The president seems to be on a legacy tour, promoting his tenure in the last remaining months he has at the White House. So, every opportunity must be used to blame the vast right-wing conspiracy, especially Fox News and talk radio.
We don’t need talk radio to tell us big government is the problem, Mr. President. Our Founding Fathers warned of it long ago.
A memo to President Obama; sir, in every possible metric, except the deal with Iran, you have been a profound disappointment to those people who supported you over the Republican candidates during the last two elections.
And am I, as are so many million Americans, experiencing “Supporters’ regret?!?
Hell yes, sir.
Your Bureau of Labor Statistics conveniently “forgets” those who have not participated in the labor force for some time. As reported at cnsnews.com, in October 2015:
A record 94,610,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — an increase of 579,000 from August — and the labor force participation rate reached its lowest point in 38 years, with 62.4 percent of the U.S. population either holding a job or actively seeking one.
Under your watch, child poverty is up scarily;and educational performance from nation’s kids is declining.
Under your watch, the US government now has close to a 20 trillion dollar deficit.
The middle class is rapidly disappearing, thanks to continuing outsourcing/offshoring of jobs, again under your watch.
People who voted for you did not realize that the unintended consequence of such a vote would plunge them into serfdom, where many are now working 3-4 part time jobs to barely replace the decent money they were making from their former job which got offshored.
Americans have watched with great unease as your promises of “no boots on the ground” in both Syria (where the US military has not been invited) and Iraq (where we are barely tolerated) have been absolutely thrown out the window, and it is now confirmed that we have troops on the front lines in both countries.
Libya is an utter disaster, and there is talk of the US military having to go back in again to sort out the mess.
Our Veterans are not being cared for at all, with many of them dying before they see a Doctor at the VA, and many of them have been declared dead, in order to enable the VA to not pay them the benefits they are owed.
That gaping hell-hole, better known as Guantanamo Bay, where torture is still practiced on its prisoners, is still open. Didn’t you promise to close that, sir?!?
And let’s talk about the pre-positioning of NATO and US troops and personnel in Eastern Europe as a provocation of Russia, shall we?!? It appears that you, and your administration, are hell-bent to get the US and NATO into a war with Russia. Over the last couple of years, NATO has been encircling Russia, and that encirclement is nearly complete, with Montenegro soon becoming the most recent member of NATO. Anyone with any sense, looking at a map, understands why this is so critical, when the US and NATO go to war with Russia.
And of course, let’s not forget China, and the provocations our military has done in the South China Seas, with those alleged “Freedom of Navigation” exercises. This appears to set the US government on a collision course, militarily, with China, to prevent the rise of the gold-backed Yuan, which is not dollar-convertible.
What I have outlined above are incontrovertible facts.
And Mr. President, like so many of my brother and sister Americans, I an neither a rightist or leftist, but a centrist, when it comes to my political philosophy.
But thinking people in this country have the right to be concerned about “big government”, not because it is big, but because it is collectively hubristic, believes it can do anything it wants to do with impunity, to benefit the money junkies, and is woefully, and thoroughly, dysfunctional.
THAT, sir, is the only logical conclusion about the state of American governance today.
On beautiful Isla Colón in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, the world’s first-ever village constructed out of recycled plastic bottles is underway.
Robert Bezeau, the founder of the project, is in the process of building 120 houses to complete the village. Each house will have a steel frame filled with plastic bottles and coated in concrete.
Though steel and concrete are not ideal building materials, plastic bottles surprisingly are. Besides the fact that each house uses at least 10,000 recycled plastic bottles, which is great for the environment, the air in the bottles acts as an insulator and keeps the house at a cool 62 degrees Fahrenheit without any extra energy…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT YESTERDAY: How EmailGate Weakened America’s National Security: It’s safe to say that Moscow, Beijing and Tehran know a lot more about Hillary Clinton than the American public does.
What this means is that no matter what you think of Trump, if you vote for Hillary you are definitely voting for the end of the world.
For the first time since the implementation of the USA Freedom Act, Yahoo! published three National Security Letters — perhaps the most secretive and contentious method the FBI has for obtaining information on individuals — after the lifting of repressive and equally-contentious gag orders.
Mainstays of the USA PATRIOT Act, National Security Letters (NSLs) generally request customer data information from businesses such as banks, internet service providers, travel agencies, and phone and telecommunications companies — without a warrant required. Worse, NSLs include onerous, mandatory orders prohibiting their recipients from disclosing to anyone — including coworkers, friends, and family — that they even received the letter…
Job applicants accused the BBC of racial discrimination after being turned down for roles because they are white.
The broadcaster advertised for two junior script writers on 12-month trainee schemes, one of which offered the opportunity to work on hospital drama Holby City in London.
But applicants were outraged when HR bosses replied to applications saying that they were only open to people from ‘ethnic minority backgrounds’.
But of course, this should not be considered racism!
Please watch or re-watch this short video I made about Libya before and after NATO. The world cannot forget the horrible atrocities committed using a lie/false flag against the sovereign nation of Libya. These crimes continue today.
Police in Israel released from prison the Jewish extremist Meir Ettinger, who had been jailed for 10 months on suspicion that he belonged to a terrorist group targeting Palestinians and Christians.
CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: “We’ll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us.” The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy).
A Phoenix doctor is conducting a study this summer focusing on how marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Sue Sisley wants to give a lecture on her cannabis study to medical staff at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She said the hospital is blocking her from making a presentation, even though her study has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Moments ago, in a move that will infuriate Turkey, the German parliament withstood a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, and approved a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a ‘genocide’, a step widely viewed as a tacit escalation against Turkey. The vote was almost unanimous in supporting the resolution with just one MP voting against and another abstaining. The move was largely expected and was supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. That said, the German leader was “forced” to skip the vote due to prior commitments.
The parliamentary vote was originally scheduled to take place a year ago to mark the centenary of the genocide, but due to concerns over the fallout with Turkey, Merkel’s allies postponed the move.
The news was greeted with delight by dozens of Armenian supporters who had gathered outside the parliament building carrying banners commemorating the genocide.
Bravo, Germany, well-played on this one!
Wherever genocide has happened, we, as brother and sister human beings, need to call it for what it is, and stop it from ever happening again, to the best of our ability.
The results of the study showed high lead contamination in two water samples (one from Arizona, another from California), as well as high copper and worrisome aluminum results in other areas.
What’s so remarkable about all this is that we have conducted this independent science using NO MONEY from any corporate or government source. This is almost unheard of in the realm of modern science carried out in the public interest.
Floating exchange rate and rising oil prices will go a long way to stabilize the Venezuelan economy, but other economic reforms are also necessary, says CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot
Citizens in Europe who break new “hate speech” rules on the internet, including those who spread conspiracy theories online, will be forced to attend ‘reeducation camps’.
According to section 7 of the European Framework National Statute For The Promotion Of Tolerance:
Juveniles convicted of committing crimes listed in paragraph (a) will be required to undergo a rehabilitation programme designed to instill in them a culture of tolerance.
The full section reads:
Section 7. Penal Sanctions
(a) The following acts will be regarded as criminal offences punishable as aggravated crimes:
(i) Hate crimes as defined in Section 1(c).
(ii) Incitement to violence against a group as defined in Section 1(a).
(iii) Group libel as defined in Section 1(b).
(iv) Overt approval of a totalitarian ideology, xenophobia or anti-Semitism.
(v) Public approval or denial of the Holocaust.
How thoroughly Orwellian of Europe!!
Looks like Europe is on a slippery slope toward criminalizing logic and fact, if it, in any bothers or annoys anyone, so it can be construed as a “hate crime”.
A court in France struck a blow for free speech when it overturned a government ban on a meeting to support individuals facing trial for their Palestine solidarity activism.
All throughout the United States there are government agencies who have no association with national security acquiring military-like equipment, according to news talk KFLD.
Many agencies are receiving SWAT teams including the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Education Department.
In almost prophetic fashion, Ron Paul in a 1997 warned about the militarization of federal bureaucrats; including the BLM, which was not yet armed.
“All government power is ultimately gun power and serves the interests of those who despise or do not comprehend the principles of liberty,” said Dr. Paul. “The gun in the hands of law-abiding citizens serves to hold in check arrogant and aggressive government. Guns in the hands of the bureaucrats do the opposite. The founders of this country fully understood this fact.”
This trend is truly terrifying to thinking Americans; and apparently, there is no end in sight.
All the employees at these agencies should be public servants; not public bullies, who believe they have a license to kill with impunity.
Ya’alon took part in every major Israeli war since 1973, and his name was later associated with the most atrocious of Israeli wars and massacres, first in Lebanon and, later, in Gaza.
Money managers, economists and government officials say Israeli assets are an attractive alternative to weak performers elsewhere. The country’s economy is slowing but growing faster than those of the U.S. and Europe and its interest rate is higher. Plus, many reject the notions driving the boycott — that investing in Israeli innovation and natural gas violates Palestinian rights, and that Israel’s misdeeds are so exceptional that they justify singling it out for censure.
From 2007 to the end of 2015, the New York Daily News reports, the New York Catholic Conference, led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, paid top Albany lobbyists more than $2.1 million to help block legislation, including the Child Victims Act, that would make it easier for victims of child sex abuse to seek justice.
If passed, the bill—a version of which is still pending—would change New York state law to allow a one-year window in which victims older than 23 could bring lawsuits against their abusers. (Such victims are restricted from suing under the current law.)
State records show that the conference, a group representing the bishops of the state’s eight dioceses, retained lobbyists to work on a number of issues associated with “statute of limitations” and “timelines for commencing certain civil actions related to sex offenses.”
“We believe this bill is designed to bankrupt the Catholic Church,” Catholic Conference spokesman Dennis Poust told the New York Times in 2009.
A short memo to Catholic Conference Spokesman Proust; why does the Catholic church appear to be completely, utterly incapable of stopping the illness which is child abuse among their priestly ranks?!?
This is an institutional illness in the Catholic Church, and if they are unable to fix the problem, then perhaps, they deserve to be bankrupted!!!
Venezuela’s government has warned of a danger of a military intervention into the country and has slammed the Organization of American States (OAS) for its decision to hold an emergency meeting on Venezuela.
While very little is said in the Western media about Turkey’s crackdown on the Kurds in southeast Turkey, and journalists are virtually banned from the afflicted region, RT Documentary turned to locals for help in finding out what’s really going on there.
Journalists from RT Documentary channel (RTD) were introduced to Hilal, a reporter who lives in Turkey’s troubled city of Diyarbakir. With the Turkish army in the region fighting Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) forces, whom they call “terrorists,” constant gun fights and explosions just a few blocks from her home have become a familiar sight for the journalist. The Kurds in the country’s southeast are seeking more autonomy from the Turkish government.
A Tory MP’s attempt to block a police inquiry into allegations of election fraud committed by his party has been rejected by the courts.
According to Channel 4 News and the Daily Mail, Conservative candidates are said to have written off as “national spending” the cost of transport and hotel rooms for hundreds of activists bused in to rally support in contested parliamentary constituencies, breaking legal spending limits.
At least 33 cities across 17 US states have used water testing “cheats” that potentially conceal dangerous levels of lead, a Guardian investigation launched in the wake of the toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has found.
The increase in the NATO military presence in the vicinity of Russia’s borders will not go unanswered, Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov has said at an international conference in Moscow.
“The Russian side has repeatedly stated that the buildup of the NATO military presence near Russian borders violates the spirit of the basic Russia-NATO pact and cannot be left unanswered by our country,” the diplomat said on Monday at the conference organized by the Russian-Italian Chamber of Commerce.
“We are bound to secure the safety of our state,” Meshkov added.
An American political analyst says US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s going over to the Southeast Asia region suggests that the United States is gearing up for war with China.
The Tory party’s shock defeat defeat of Nigel Farage in last year’s General Election could be declared void, a judge has declared.
The Folkestone Magistrates district judge threw out a bid by Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay to block Kent police from extending their investigation into whether the party broke election spending limits in their fight to stop the Ukip leader from winning the South Thanet seat last year.
Judge Justin Barron said the case was ‘wholly exceptional’ and there was a ‘very significant public interest in the matter being fully investigated’ by Kent Police.
Reuters, however, leaves out very crucial information – information that if concludes, would raise suspicions about the entire narrative alleged across Western media outlets like Reuters.
If rebels are being directly supplied across the Turkish-Syrian border by a multinational coalition, how is it possible that ISIS forces are somehow better equipped and able to overwhelm these forces? The length of any ISIS logistical line supporting its fighters in this alleged battle – if not also extending over the Turkish-Syrian border in the immediate vicinity of the fighting, must be hundreds of miles long and in itself an immense strain on ISIS’ fighting capacity.
It would be rather remarkable, in fact, unbelievable for ISIS to somehow not be being aided and abetted from directly across the Turkish-Syrian border where allegedly “foreign-backed insurgents” are allegedly receiving aid from nations like the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s regime still holds considerable sway with the American electorate, but tech savvy students are less influenced by Jerusalem’s expensive lobbying efforts.
A BREAK-UP of the EU would be Brussels’ fault for rushing towards a United States of Europe, a top eurocrat has admitted.
Lack of transparency raises concerns that ministers and officials are quietly ‘burying’ research that they do not agree with
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamini Netanyahu who will arrive in Moscow for a visit.
According to Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the situation in Syria will be one of the issues discussed at the talks.
Russia has long been characterized by many in the West as enigmatic; indeed, almost beyond understanding. It was Winston Churchill who in October of 1939, mere weeks after the invasion of Poland by Nazi armed forces, speculated on the role of Russia in the war, famously depicting Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
He added: “…but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. It cannot be in accordance with the interest of the safety of Russia that Germany should plant itself upon the shores of the Black Sea, or that it should overrun the Balkan States and subjugate the Slavonic peoples of south eastern Europe. That would be contrary to the historic life-interests of Russia.”
In other words, Churchill could not envision the dismemberment of the Soviet Union by the German war machine without Russia fighting for her “life interests.” History proved him right. Russia survived, though gravely wounded.
Russia has accused the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Reuters news agency of spreading lies about its involvement in a series of airstrikes is Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.
“We urge people to remain critical of any horror stories spread by the ‘British tandem’ of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Reuters news agency,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov on Tuesday.
Earlier, the UK-based monitoring group reported that Russia carried out air raids on the province, and Reuters said they were “the heaviest bombardment there since a cessation of hostilities was agreed in February.”
Yesterday it was revealed that the photos provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (a one man operation located in Britain) as proof of the air strikes were actually six months old.
German voters believe Chancellor Angela Merkel overcommitted national resources for the refugee crisis and are increasingly frustrated with bailing out the continued economic struggles of other EU member-states.
Newly footage related to the March shooting death of an injured Palestinian by an Israeli soldier apparently shows a person at the scene kicking a knife towards the corpse on the ground in an attempt to justify the execution.
The leader of France’s Jewish Defence League was on the run in Israel on Wednesday after receiving a prison sentence for violent gang attacks in Paris, according to a MEMO source in Paris.
Joseph Ayache, 30, was convicted on Tuesday night alongside three accomplices by the 14th Chamber of the Paris Correctional Court.
All four defendants were self-confessed members of the far-right JDL, which is banned in both Israel and the USA for its links to terrorism.
PROVOCATIVE, HILARIOUSLY FUNNY…MOORE’S LATEST FILM IS HIS MOST BOLD AND MOST SOPHISTICATED. Instead of pointing out our flaws, he imagines our possibilities. And instead of wallowing in fear and panic, he offers practical ideas for productive change.
Claire and I saw this on pay-per-view last night. While I don’t agree with Michael Moore 100% (such as inherited guilt for WW2 events) I think this may be his best film ever, and I strongly suggest you catch this one! I am ordering the blu-ray for my permanent library!
This coming Wednesday is the 49th anniversary of the tragic and brutal assault on the USS Liberty by Israel. On June 8, 1967 Israeli attacked the USS LIBERTY and murdered 32 Americans, and wounded 171 more. On June 8, 2016 the USS Liberty Veterans Association will be holding a Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery at noon commemorating the attack. The president of this group, Ernest A. Gallo, sent a letter to Obama last January asking him to invite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to this event. Obama never bothered to reply, but I think this event holds a lot of potential. We should invite all politicians and candidates including Donald Trump, Clinton and Sanders. Invite your congressman and senators too! I realize it’s short notice but Arlington is easily accessible and attending this event wouldn’t take up too much of these people’s time.
US illegal: History of rogue empire REQUIRING arrests in the present. US overthrew Iran’s democracy 1953-1979, armed Iraq to invade 1980-1988 killing a million Iranians, now lies for more war (7 of 11)
*hyperlinks/videos live at source*
“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.
The focus of this article is to explore the vicious and unlawful history of US intervention in Iran’s government; from my brief: War with Iraq and Afghanistan, rhetoric for war with Iran:
Marc Faber: The flood of money that central banks are creating pollutes the Western capitalistic system and free markets, as well as democracy… James Turk: The coming crash will happen slowly at first, then all at once
David Cameron and other leading pro-Europeans do not care about the effects of mass migration on working families because they are so rich, according to a cabinet minister.
Priti Patel claims the “luxury” lifestyles of campaigners who want to stay in the EU mean they are “insulated” from the impact of rising immigration on the daily lives of millions of Britons.
She says it is “shameful” that the Remain campaign leaders fail to consider the struggles of families who, unlike them, cannot afford private health care or fee-paying schools.
The biggest, costliest and most immediate change after a Remain vote would be psychological. Forget about all the caveats: an In victory would be hailed as proof that Britain has finally ceased fighting its supposed European destiny. Our bluff would have been called in the most spectacular of fashions: after decades of dragging our feet, of being ungrateful Europeans, of extracting concessions, rebates and opt-outs, of trying to stand up for our interests, we would finally have hoisted the white flag. The idea that we would hold another referendum on the next treaty would simply be laughed out of town. Voting to Remain would thus be a geopolitical disaster for the UK, a historic failure.
Debt. Finally, our overspending has put us so much in debt that any number of respectable economists and scholars believe the whole nation will be broke in a decade or so. The government spends more every year than it takes in—we’ve had deficits in 45 of the last 50 years—so inevitably the total federal debt stands at $19 trillion now and keeps going up, $6 billion of it owed to foreign entities. The interest on that debt alone is $229 billion, eating up a large portion of the annual budget. I certainly wouldn’t rate a nation with that kind of government very high on the economic freedom scale. It’s something of a surprise we’re only Number 11.
British tourist, 23, is sexually assaulted in Majorca as Spanish police hunt north African immigrant ‘who plied her with drink in Magaluf then attacked her on waste land’
Spanish police are hunting a north African immigrant who got a British tourist drunk in Majorca and then indecently assaulted her after offering to help her back to her hotel.
Londoners’ cocaine use is the highest in Europe for the second year in a row, an analysis of the city’s sewage by the EU’s drug monitoring agency has revealed.
The research, which examined wastewater samples in more than 60 European cities, showed that average daily concentration of cocaine in London’s wastewater was 909mg per 1,000 people last year – up from 737mg in 2014.
In truth, our central government is what needs to be consigned to the scrap heap. They cannot create peace because they start wars over ego-embellishing missions more akin to that of Roman emperors. Who, by the way, drove their civilization into the ground with their central government. They cannot create prosperity because they confiscate the prosperity of the people and turn it into weapons used against innocent people elsewhere. Therefore, our central government is not sustainable. It might not be a drought that causes the United States to collapse, although that is certainly possible. It might be that we provoke a war with a nation we cannot defeat or underestimate and lose that war. It might be another economic collapse or the realization our money is backed by electrons. But one thing is certain: This central government will collapse and sooner than anyone thinks.
AN IRAQI migrant who said he was gay when claiming asylum in Austria has been jailed for a sex attack on an 11-year-old girl at a swimming pool.
The upcoming NATO summit in Poland is likely to enter the history books as the event where cyberspace was officially declared an operational warzone, according to the military official in charge of building Germany’s cyber command.
All 28 NATO member states are likely to agree to the proposal during the Warsaw summit, to be held in the Polish capital on July 8-9, Major General Ludwig Leinhos announced at the Berlin Air Show this week, Reuters reports.
I love technology. I can’t imagine life without modern conveniences like telephones, email, and the Internet. Not to mention running water, air conditioning, and automobiles.
But sometimes, technology gets… well, creepy.
A leaked audio recording reveals a Czech TV station ordered its reporters to portray “refugees” as a threat.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” — Denis Diderot
The repeated indicators of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian tendencies bring to mind that Erdogan once said, “Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.”
With a statement like that, one can say that at least Turkish voters, including the many who have voted for Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party in multiple elections, were warned. But the phenomenon of authoritarian types rising within a democracy has been around for a long time.
While the timing is uncertain, the move ups the ante in an intensifying nuclear arms race between the US and China that heightens the risk of war. Since coming to office, the Obama administration has engaged in a military build-up and strengthening of alliances throughout Asia in preparation for war with China. It has committed more than $1 trillion over 30 years to the upgrading and expansion of the US nuclear arsenal and delivery systems.
So-called Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) imposition by any country involves protecting its national security interests.
Foreign aircraft entering it without authorization may be intercepted, ordered out, or forced down if refuse. In the case of the South China Sea, vessels could be interdicted for entering protected waters without permission.
US-generated tensions risk escalating dangerously. A previous article indicated China intends deploying nuclear-armed subs in Pacific Ocean waters for the first time – to counter America’s growing threat.
The US always supports Israel when it declares a “security zone” that steals Palestinian lands, so they can hardly object now. (They will, anyway.)
According to several online publications, a freelance journalist named Frank Huguenard had his HuffPost Contributors account “disabled” and his post deleted after writing about ‘Hillary Clinton’s imminent indictment by the FBI for racketeering.’
Russia demands that Turkey withdraw its troops from Iraq, the RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.
“This [keeping troops in Iraq] is an absolutely unacceptable position,” it cited Lavrov as saying.
“In principle, I believe that what the Turks are doing deserves far greater public attention on the part of our Western partners.”
The $64,000 question is, what is Russia going to actually do if Turkey does NOT withdraw from Iraq?!?
The judge overseeing the premiere military tribunal at Guantánamo Bay effectively conspired with the prosecution to destroy evidence relevant to defending the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks, according to a scathing court document.
Army Col James Pohl, who this week at Guantánamo is presiding over a resumption of pretrial hearings in the already troubled case, “in concert with the prosecution, manipulated secret proceedings and the use of secret orders”, the document alleges, preventing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s defense team from learning Pohl had permitted the Obama administration to destroy the evidence.
The accusation comes in a 10 May defense filing that the military commissions have recently unsealed. It contains significant detail about an episode that Mohammed’s attorneys say has permanently tainted the most high-profile test of the US’s post-9/11 turn toward military justice for terrorism cases.
So, the Obama Administration was permitted by Judge Pohl, to destroy evidence which might have cleared this guy?!?!?
Hear that distant, chunka-chunka-chunka sound?!?
That is the sound, dear friends, of the Founding Fathers (and the women who loved them) collectively turning over in their graves, upon hearing this news!
All along Hillary Clinton has pled that when it comes to her violation of Federal regulations, she was at worst naive, hardly malicious and – as of recently – merely doing what each of her state department predecessors has done; and she has been very careful to make it clear that she never purposefully and intentionally “stripped” confidential data in order to send it through her unsecured server as such an act would imply not only a breach of email retention policy, but a willful abuse of confidential documents.
Well, moments ago Wikileaks unveiled what it believes may be the FBI’s “smoking gun” in its case against Hillary. In a tweet, Wikileaks highlights one specific email and asks “Is this email the FBI’s star exhibit against Hillary Clinton (“H”)? “
For the last 15 years, America has fallen across the board in indices rating the world’s countries by levels of freedom.
Americans are under constant surveillance, our every move under a microscope by government goons, “protecting us” from “terrorists.” We are under the constant threat of violence from the state for possessing a plant, or having a tail light out, or simply walking down the street.
Americans are constantly paranoid of those blue and red lights popping up in the rearview mirror that most always end in extortion and could very well end with a visit to the hospital, being locked in a cage, or worse.
In the Land of the Free, police killed more people in just one month of this year than the United Kingdom has in the entire 20th century.
In the Land of the Free, police kill at more than 70 times the rate of other first world nations.
ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?
I knew the numbers were bad, but I surely didn’t expect them to be this bad.
The “land of the free and the home of the brave” has morphed into “the land of the surveilled, cowed, and assassinated”.
Mike and I are far too old to immigrate; but watching the dismantling of our freedoms, the hijacking of the US government, and the turning of this democratic republic into a dictatorship, run by vile warmongers and money junkies, is sometimes almost too much to bear.
Police violence and brutality are simply reflections of the dark changes in US government policy toward its own people, writ large.
Individuals, particularly if they are poor, and/or persons of color, who are in large part irrelevant to the corporate machine, now can be terminated with extreme prejudice and complete impunity.
And far too many times, the police who have assassinated these people walk away without ever having to fact the consequences of their actions.
How in the name of Heaven did we get here, as a nation?!?
The risk dilemma for investors has real-life consequences. Retirement plans, including Calpers and the New York State Common Retirement Fund, are lowering what they predict they can earn on their investments, a move that means workers and cities likely face higher contributions and taxes. For insurers, lower bond returns mean life-insurance policyholders pay more for coverage.
Guess who ultimately gets shafted because of all this? Yep, you guessed it.
The average American citizen.
Cheaper borrowing costs generally spur new investments from companies or consumers. But instead, global production is flat or declining, and consumers face stagnant wages that crimp their ability to spend.
This will most probably translate into more multi-generational families, with elderly parents desperately needing to move in with their adult, grown children because they don’t have the funds they thought they would to sustain themselves after retirement.
So much for “the system” taking care of them, when they believed that their pension funds were safe and secure!
Britain is investing in extra patrol boats and surveillance to try to prevent migrants crossing the English Channel, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.
Twenty people, including 18 Albanians, were rescued from the Channel over the weekend after their inflatable boat started taking on water.
Receiving scant attention from Western mainstream media outlets except for a few notable exceptions, Americans and many alternative media outlets have remained ignorant to the fact that private mercenaries from Blackwater (aka Academi) appear to have been contracted by the GCC Gulf state feudal monarchies to assist in the military war of terror in Yemen against the Houthi rebels and the embattled Yemeni people.
Still, on December 9, a flurry of reports from media outlets such as Press TV, TeleSur TV, Al-Manar, Al –Bawaba, and Colombia Reports have revealed that around 15 Blackwater mercenaries have been killed in a fierce battles with the Houthi forces.
Al-Masirah, Yemen’s Arabic language website reported that the Commander-In-Chief of the firm’s operation in Yemen, a Mexican national, was killed in the al-Omari district of Ta’izz Province.
Press TV reports that a number of British, French, and Australian advisers and commanders as well as six Colombian soldiers were killed.
Translation: in over one year, the Saudi Arabian military, enabled by US intelligence and weapons, has not been able overwhelm either the Houthi rebels, or the Yemenite people, meaning they have been unable to “pacify” them into accepting their former dictator, Al-Hadi, back.
Saudi Arabia is in real financial trouble, from the precipitous drop in oil prices last year. Apparently, they cannot make this war work without having their allies hire private mercs to fight the war for them.
And when you are at that point in a military campaign, you know it is going terribly badly.
Obama recently made another call to end nuclear weapons during his speech at Hiroshima; while I’m sure the words were well-intentioned they start to lose meaning when you look at the actions our country has taken on this issue in recent times. If we really want to pursue a world without nuclear weapons we should lead by example and not just preach what other countries should do while we do it ourselves.
Obama recently said in a Washington Post op-ed that we “remain on track to meet our New Start Treaty obligations so that by 2018 the number of deployed American nuclear warheads will be at their lowest levels since the 1950s.” That sounds nice but it’s not the whole picture…
A Jewish Israeli woman who claimed to have been raped by a Palestinian minor while another man filmed the incident in Tel Aviv has told the police that she lied about the allegations.
At the time of his arrest, police said Ettinger was the leader of a Jewish underground cell whose goal is to topple Israel’s democracy and carry out attacks against non-Jews. But he has not been charged with a crime.
“I’m afraid now in Germany … [The refugees are] all young men … so many young men, a few families with kids and all these young men.”
Those are the words of an elderly German couple interviewed recently on German TV’s Report München.
The Report München segment, which was translated by Nash Montana and shared on YouTube by Vlad Tepes follows several German couples who’ve felt the need to flee their country out of fear due to the “refugee” crisis.
In effect — they’ve been forced to become refugees themselves.
One Hungarian real estate broker interviewed on the program says he’s had eight inquires from Germans seeking to leave the country “because of the refugees and because costs are exploding for them.”
Michael Müller, a computer scientist and AfD supporter from North Rhine-Westphalia said he’s leaving his high-tech job to move to Hungary
This has to be a very sad moment, for Germans who no longer feel safe in their own country.
Hungary, now governed by an ultra-rightist rightist regime, refuses to allow any refugees from the Middle East to live there.
I don’t know how these migrations will play out, but I do know one thing, come the next general Election in Germany: Angela Merkel, and her party, will be toast, by betting the farm that this massive influx of refugees was somehow going to work brilliantly, with absolutely no hiccups in the re-acculturation they expected to happen.
The emotional, and financial costs, have just been too high, and German voters are going to let the government know, in no uncertain terms on election day, that their response to any more of this will be an absolute “NEIN!!!”
A curious thing is happening as the war on weed crumbles before knowledge and reason. The propaganda campaign orchestrated during the 20th century by the State and its corporate allies is unraveling, exposing the absurdity of prohibition.
Since the gates have been pried open–to an extent–for medical cannabis research, we are discovering amazing benefits of this plant for a variety of ailments. Yet it is still classified by federal government as a Schedule 1 drug with “no medicinal value and high potential for addiction.”…
Kennedy glanced at his watch. It was 1:45 p.m. “We’d better hurry and get back to that meeting,” he told his guests.
Just then his wife, Ethel, called over to him, holding the patio phone extension. “It’s J. Edgar Hoover,” she said, a look of worry playing over her face. They both knew the FBI director never called Bobby at home.
Most people probably don’t think too much about this, but are you aware of just how much of your income is being used to fuel the military industrial complex?
Conveniently omitted from the corporate/state-run media organizations is the fact that some 53 percent of your tax dollars are spent on the military. That’s right, more than half of the money you give to Uncle Sam for the privilege of being American income is spent directly on military.
In 2011 the budget for the US Government was over 3 trillion dollars, while military spending included a $717 billion request from the pentagon, $200 billion towards “overseas contingency funding” for the two major conflicts we are engaged in, and $40 billion in black budget intelligence which includes the CIA, NSA, and other agencies where the amount of money given is never fully disclosed.
This is what is immoral to the core about US military spending; it is predicated upon claiming the physical resources of other countries to which the US government has absolutely no moral right.
I have a family member who is a professor emeritus of Constitutional Law, and a very bright guy.
When we talk, he frequently mentions that if the US government had been smart some time back, and spent just a fraction of what we have spent (and will be spending in the future) in Iraq on practical, alternative energy resources (the kind which can power a tank or a plane), we would have never gone into Iraq to secure the oil pipelines in the first place.
Unfortunately, logic – and the US government – have not had an in-depth relationship for the last 30 years, as the US government has has fallen under the Svengali-like spell of the money junkies who fund campaigns of those who do their bidding.
I mean, after all, it’s never their kids who fight, bleed, die, and get maimed for life to enhance these corporations’ bottom line; it’s always other people’s kids, and for the money junkies, that is a perfectly acceptable loss, because those kids doing the fighting are irrelevant, in their minds .
They are NOT irrelevant in my world.
This is why the money junkies, corporations and banks love Hillary Clinton; that is because they understand that she will deliver more wars; more income inequity; more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs; and more driving down of the middle class into absolute serfdom: and of course, that is precisely their vision for this country.
He shook his attorney’s hand and filed out of the courtroom flanked by massive prison guards in black fatigues, mouthing something unintelligible at Stacy’s sister, Cassandra Cales, who smiled uncomfortably as she stared him down.
It took the jury only about an hour to find Drew Peterson guilty of solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire. The verdict was a victory not only for the intended victim, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, but also for Cales.
Syrians, Palestinians and other Arab nationals are buying Honduran identities and passports that make them eligible to enter the United States on tourist visas, opening a whole new door to potential terrorists and refugees seeking easy passage to America, says to a new report.
Public opinion has shifted towards the UK leaving the EU, two Guardian/ICM polls suggest as the referendum campaign picks up pace – with voters split 52% -48% in favour of Brexit, whether surveyed online or by phone.
Previous polls have tended to show voters surveyed online to be more in favour of Britain leaving the EU. But in the latest ICM research, carried out for the Guardian, both methodologies yielded the same result – a majority in favour of leaving.
Members of the WTO, including Brazil, Japan, and the EU, raise red flags as the United States intervenes in the work of the global trade court.
As the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) gets closer to filing a criminal indictment against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the Obama White House just intervened to protect Hillary.
Which means that if I am right, and Hillary was selling secrets using her private email server and charitable foundation, then President Obama has just become an accessory to espionage, as well as obstructing justice!
Unsullied by the trappings of the modern world and cut off from the rest of humanity, the “uncontacted” peoples of the Amazon are seen as offering a fascinating insight into a prehistoric world.
The Apollo speech came a month after Hillary Clinton—who recently said her husband would be “in charge of revitalizing the economy” in her administration—formally declared her candidacy. Prior to launching her White House bid, Clinton had ditched the profitable speaking circuit. (She earned almost $22 million between April 2013 and March 2015, according to an analysis by CNN.) But the former president continued to deliver lucrative paid speeches until late 2015, banking about $3 million in payments just in the months that his wife had been running for president.
The purpose of this piece is to draw readers’ attention to an important chapter from a document by Aruna Rodrigues that discusses the unique risks associated with GM crops. Contrary to what supporters of GM often claim, it shows that criticisms of this technology are based on credible concerns, sound logic and solid science.
However, some background information and context might first be useful to indicate that, while critics rely on science, the pro-GMO lobby is mired in duplicity and engages in the debasement of science.
Overall, more of us are using Windows. Just not Windows 10
On June 8, 1967 the USS Liberty was cruising in the Mediterranean in International waters ordered to monitor the Israeli-Arab war. In the morning the ship was circled a dozen times by low flying Nord propeller “boxcars” at mast height with Israeli designation. The planes flew at mast height; the men on the ship could see the teeth of the pilots as they smiled. They waved at them. The ship was flying a 4’ x 7’ American flag; it stood straight out on a clear, breezy day. The ship had large letter designation on the bow GTR-5. The attack by unmarked Israeli planes (Israel says the attack was an accident – the ship was an Egyptian horse carrier – less than 1/2 the size of the USS Liberty) commenced in the afternoon in International waters. After the attack with cannon, rockets, napalm and torpedo fire; the torpedo boats came back and machine gunned the life rafts as they were thrown overboard (a war crime according to International Law). 34 men were killed and 171wounded (out of a crew of 291) this day by the Israelis. The men on board the ship call it murder. Captain Ward Boston was given one week to conduct an investigation of the attack. Before he died Ward Boston signed an affidavit stating that the attack on the USS Liberty was deliberate.
The blocking of a UN vote on the Gaza resolution was orchestrated by the US and Israel on the basis of a technicality, which was selectively applied
Lehel stated that he had access to then-Secretary of State Clinton’s personal email server. He saw that it was an easy target and described it as “an open orchid,” basically stating that the security surrounding the server was easily bypassed.
Lehel, who spoke via a translator, said that Clinton’s server was unprotected and that he had total access to the server. Her email server to him, an experienced hacker, “was like an open orchid on the Internet, as many such servers are.”
During the interview, McFadden added that Lehel told her he had downloaded things from the server but he could not provide those materials because he was in prison.
To Israel, only those who give Israel everything it wants are the “right” people. Everyone else are the “wrong” people.
After 14-and-a-half years of the War on Terror the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars, waged war across the Middle East and North Africa, and destroyed the lives of millions of people, many of them American. At least seven nations have been devastated under the guise of fighting terrorism: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. In spite of all the money spent and lives lost, more people are dying from terrorism than ever, particularly in the nations where the War on Terror has been waged. It is not really a war against terrorism, but a “War of Terror” in which terrorism, mostly false-flag operations, plays the key role.
All of the indications point to the War on Terror going down as the biggest boondoggle or criminal scam in history, yet no one running for the highest office in the land is calling for it to come to a screeching halt. Why not?
What does it mean when the US and British financial systems launder hundreds of billions of dollars of illicit funds stolen by world leaders while their governments turn a ‘blind eye’, and yet the very same Anglo-American officials investigate, prosecute, fine and arrest officials from rival governments, rival banks and political leaders for corruption?
The pair will come out in favour of an Australian-style points system, the immigration policy favoured by Ukip, in what will be seen as a direct challenge to David Cameron.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Buying of sound, seasoned issues now will not be regretted” — E. A. Pearce market letter quoted in the New York Herald Tribune, October 30, 1929
Once again, the terror attacks of Muslims which the EU let in with open arms are being used to restrict the freedoms of the right.
The destruction of the evidence “irreparably harmed” the case and “call[s] into question Judge Pohl’s impartiality.”
If you can find a dozen eggs for sale somewhere…………..KT
“A human catastrophe is unfolding in Fallujah. Families are caught in the crossfire with no safe way out,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, one of the organizations helping families displaced form the city.
“For nine days we have heard of only one single family managing to escape from inside the town,’’ he said in a statement on Tuesday. `Warring parties must guarantee civilians safe exit now, before it’s too late and more lives are lost.”
Fallujah is the second-largest Iraqi city still under control of the militants, after Mosul, their de facto capital in the north that had a pre-war population of about 2 million.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the assault on Fallujah on May 22 after a spate of bombings that killed more than 150 people in one week in Baghdad, the worst death toll so far this year. A series of bombings claimed by Islamic State also hit Baghdad on Monday, killing over 20 people.
The US government absolutely doesn’t mind bloodbaths, as long as “their side” appears to be winning in foreign countries.
But the reclaiming of Fallujah may well be a Pyrrhic victory for the Iraqi government, at an unbelievably high cost in the slaughter of civilians.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed Russian Aerospace Forces for conducting airstrikes in Idlib, it seems the group has once again spoken out before getting their facts straight as the exact same photo was first used by Al-Jazeera six months ago.
As do George Bush and John Howard……………..KT
The reason for this is simple.
There are two sets of moral and legal standards—one for the elite and their handpicked minions, and another, far more exacting and harsh, for the rest of us, the commoners.
On Saturday, another example reminded us of this double standard.
The so-called Chilcot Inquiry decided former British prime minister Tony Blair will not be investigated for breaking the law when he colluded with George W. Bush and the neocons to invade Iraq and kill over a million people.
A report generated by a committee of Privy Counsellors and led by Sir John Chilcot declared it would “not seek to determine the guilt of innocence of anybody” and will not make “any judgments on the legality or anything like that,” The Sunday Telegraph reports.
Instead, the report focuses on the “decision making behind the conflict and whether any lessons can be learned,” according to The Guardian.
Imagine my (complete absence of) shock here!!
On May 10, the New York Times gently dropped a bombshell on the hedge fund investing world of New York’s one-percenters. Hillary and Bill Clinton’s son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, who married their only child, Chelsea, in an opulent 2010 wedding, was shuttering the Eaglevale Hellenic Opportunity Fund after it had lost 90 percent of its value. That is a staggering loss for a hedge fund, which is, as its name implies, supposed to have hedges in place to prevent that kind of loss.
Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but with people like these money junkies, completely normal behaviour.
SHOPS ARE BEING LOOTED AS VENEZUELA’S CITIZENS, WHO LIVE ON TOP OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST OIL RESERVES, ARE LITERALLY STARVING AND DYING FOR LACK OF FOOD AND MEDICINE; ALL WHILE THE COUNTRY’S GOLD RESERVES ARE BEING SOLD TO FINANCE ITS DEBT. WITH 1.8 MILLION SIGNATURES ON A PETITION FOR A REFERENDUM ON NICOLAS MADURO’S PRESIDENCY, THE COUNTRY IS THREATENING TO BECOME A FAILED STATE.
Venezuela is in crisis…
The 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution is a reminder of what can happen when all orthodoxy is tossed out the window. Venezuela’s current catastrophe is another: A country that should be rich is suffering the world’s deepest recession, highest inflation, and worst deterioration of social indicators. Its citizens, who live on top of the world’s largest oil reserves, are literally starving and dying for lack of food and medicine.
Yes, the Maduro government did miss the mark on their economic policies. However, there is one issue on which this article is notably silent, and that is the following, as reported last spring at the washingtonpost.com in March of last year:
Lost amid the Iran kerfuffle this week was a curious decision by the Obama administration to declare Venezuela an “extraordinary threat to the national security” of the United States, in order to levy sanctions against individual Venezuelan leaders. he general consensus is that the sanctions strengthen rather than weaken Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro’s political position. From the New York Times’ William Neumann: Suddenly, the United States is being cast again in the familiar role of the hemispheric bully trying to push around its smaller neighbors. And Mr. Maduro has taken on the mantle of victim, stirring up patriotic support at home, setting the opposition on the defensive and declaring that “we will never kneel before this arrogant empire that attacks and threatens” his country. “The optics of this are really just awful,” said David A. Smilde, a sociology professor at Tulane University who lives part time in Venezuela. “It was a strategic mistake. I think the Maduro government is going to get a lot of play out of this.” So this begs the question: why take a step that gives an authoritarian zombie regime a new lease on life? Obama, it turns out, needs his own diversion right now. Or he will very soon if – and it looks increasingly likely – his administration decides in the coming weeks to remove Cuba from the State Department’s list of international terrorism sponsors.
That move is all but necessary for normalizing relations with the communist island. But it won’t sit well with U.S. conservatives, especially the Cuban-American congressional caucus, who will call the terrorism-list concession more proof that Obama is a foreign policy weakling who likes getting sand kicked in his face by the Castro regime.
Which is why Obama needs to flex his own beach brawn – and he’s betting that playing hardball with Venezuela will blunt the impending Beltway condemnation on Cuba.
So what President Obama did was to sanction Venezuela…in order to get a political buyoff on normalizing relations with Cuba.
Fast forward to this summer, and you have an absolutely miserable mess in Venezuela. And although the US sanctions against it were not the only culprits in creating this condition, they certainly have not helped.
How or when Maduro will decide – or be forced – to step down is, apparently, only a matter of time. It will depend on both the attitude of military toward Maduro, and what kind of conversations the Maduro government has – and will have – with the opposition leaders.
And you can bet your sweet bippy that many of those in DC are anxiously awaiting for a more “US-Centric government” to come to power when Maduro leaves.
The Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has unveiled plans to censor the Internet’s worldwide social media platforms with the building of an “international coalition” to counter criticism of Israel.
Israel proves once again they are the enemy of the First Amendment! On that one point alone they should receive no more of our tax money.
Last Thursday May 26, 2016, Mike Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com interviewed attorney Allan J. Favish on the Vincent foster case. The two have a very interesting discussion covering many interesting and little-known aspects of this case. Favish sued the U.S. government in the 1990s and it went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. He sought the release of “photographs taken by the Government as part of its investigation into the death of President Bill Clinton’s Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster. On March 30, 2004, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case entitled National Archives and Records Administration v. Allan J. Favish.” Foster was “suicided” on July 20, 1993 and the issue is relevant today, particularly because of arch-criminal Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency.
Thousands of Italians have taken to the streets of Rome and several other major cities to express their resentment with the austerity policies imposed by the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
During the Saturday anti-austerity rallies, the demonstrators, mostly students and activists, chanted slogans against the government and accused the premier of triggering a war on the poor people.
The riot police also scuffled with protesters and apprehended a number of them, while others burnt flares and hurled eggs at the police.
It may be time to update the design on an old tool!
The European Commission had been keeping the plans in a sealed room, which could only be entered by a small number of EU political and security committee ambassadors, leaving all electronics at the door.
However, one individual managed to take notes and leak them to The Times. It was revealed that in terms of how the EU functions, “security and defence [are] where a step change is most urgent”.
Federica Mogherini, head of foreign policy in the EU, has allegedly spent years preparing the plans, conveniently due to be discussed by EU leaders just one week after Britain’s referendum.
The plans will, of course, be seen as a major power grab, and an incursion on national sovereignty and the effectiveness of NATO in the lead up to the Brexit vote – thus the secrecy.
The UK vetoed similar proposals in 2011, and David Cameron and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) continue to deny an EU army is possible.
A short memo to Ms. Federica Mogherini; in the words of my late grandmother., “the horse is already out of the barn”, so PLEASE, cut the bovine excrement and tell the truth to the British people.
In making the decision about the Brexit next month, they need, and deserve, to be fully informed of what the EU is planning.
IF you don’t think Brits can handle the truth, perhaps you really need to resign from your position, and right the heck now.
A number of companies in the United States are training foreign law enforcement and intelligence officials to code their own surveillance tools. In many cases these tools are able to circumvent security measures like encryption. Some countries are using them to watch dissidents. Others are using them to aggressively silence and punish their critics, inside and outside their borders.
“There’s no substantial regulation,” said Bill Marczak, a senior fellow at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, who has been tracking the spread of spyware around the globe. “Any government who wants spyware can buy it outright or hire someone to develop it for you. And when we see the poorest countries deploying spyware, it’s clear money is no longer a barrier.”
This is a menacing trend, and one which I do not see getting any better soon.
But intelligent people need to be made to understand that you never blog, email, or communicate with your cell phones, unless that communication is absolutely vanilla, because despotic governments (including that of the US) will use anything you type or say against you, to further and perpetuate their own ends.
Jesus Christ would be banned from speaking at universities if he was alive in 2016 along with other ‘non-violent extremists’, a leading Oxford professor warned yesterday.
Professor Timothy Garton Ash complained that Britain has become ‘too feeble’ at supporting free speech and insisted that the public must stand up against self-censorship.
We are dealing with a criminal undertaking at a global level…The global war on terrorism…is fake, it’s based on fake premises. It tells us that somehow America and the Western world are going after a fictitious enemy, the Islamic state, when in fact the Islamic state is fully supported and financed by the Western military alliance and America’s allies in the Persian Gulf. They say Muslims are terrorists…they’re not the product of Muslim society, and that should be abundantly clear…The global war on terrorism is a fabrication, a big lie and a crime against humanity.
Britain’s energy bills will be slashed by £2 billion a year if voters back Brexit because it would allow ministers to scrap the ‘unfair’ VAT tax on gas and electricity, Leave campaigners claimed today.
EU rules on VAT introduced in 1993 ban individual member states from cutting VAT below 5 per cent.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella caused a stir on Thursday when he told an audience of tech industry women they should trust they will get raises when they deserve them — despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
ver the weekend, a writer for the liberal Huffington Post reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) will pursue a criminal indictment against Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Frank Hugenard, a scientist, public speaker and freelance contributor, had his report removed by HuffPo editors and his account disabled without explanation. The piece was entitled, ““Hillary Clinton to be Indicted On Federal Racketeering Charges” and it quickly went viral before being removed.
Huguenard, who seems to support Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), claims to have sources within the FBI who say the agency will recommend racketeering charges against Hillary.
78% of Israeli Jews favor extending Israeli sovereignty over Maale Adumim. Land of Israel Lobby to propose annexation bill this summer.
Only one percent of Russians approved of American leaders and their actions in 2015, a Gallup poll has found, the lowest record measured in the past decade.
The new survey, published last week, marked a 3-point drop compared to 2014, when 4 percent of Russians expressed their approval of American leaders.
While Germany, Greece and Italy have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis arriving at Europe’s borders, those granted asylum could settle in the UK in the coming years after they have acquired EU citizenship.
Yesterday, survivors of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty got together. Here are some photos.
“We were told to just shoot people, and the officers would take care of us.” – Iraqi War Vet
Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, was a 14-year-old girl who was gang-raped by U.S. Soldiers while they killed her family before ending her life. It was all pre-meditated, and they targeted her because there was only one male living in that house.
“During the time me and Barker were raping Abeer, I heard five or six gunshots that came from the bedroom,” Sgt. Paul Cortez admitted, “After Barker was done, Green came out of the bedroom and said that he had killed them all, that all of them were dead.”
“Green then placed himself between Abeer’s legs to rape her,” he added, “When Green was finished, he stood up and shot Abeer in the head two or three times.”
The entire crime took about five minutes and the girl knew her parents and sister had been shot while she was being raped.
A second opinion poll today has revealed a huge surge in support for the Brexit campaign, with the Leave campaign up seven points on two weeks ago.
The ICM telephone survey revealed a four point Brexit lead. It was released hours after a poll by ORB also showed Vote Leave closing the gap.
The ICM phone poll suggested a 14-point reversal as, once ‘don’t knows’ were excluded, Brexit was ahead 52-48 – compared to a Remain lead of 55-45 two weeks ago.
Facebook is listening in on people’s conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed.
The app is using people’s phones to gather data on what they are talking about, it has been claimed.
Facebook says that its app does listen to what’s happening around it, but only as a way of seeing what people are listening to or watching and suggesting that they post about it.
The European Commission has today announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft in order to crack down on what it classes as “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union favours. A press release from the Commission this morning claims the new initiative has been set up “to respond to the challenge of ensuring that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally”. The move has been branded “Orwellian” by Members of the European Parliament, and digital freedom groups have already pulled out of any further discussions with the Commission, calling the new policy “lamentable”.
All the laptops come with automatic updaters developed by the computer’s manufacturer to update system drivers or the BIOs, as well as the bloatware, and the researchers discovered that every single manufacturer’s updater had security vulnerabilities that put millions of consumers at risk.
If you’re Samsung and you want to wring additional cash out of your television business, what do you do? Add annoying advertisements to TVs that people already have in their homes, apparently. The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung is readying the European expansion of an initiative it started in the United States last June: adding interactive advertisements to the menu bars of its high-end smart TVs. The impact isn’t going to be limited just to customers buying new Samsung televisions, either, as the company reportedly plans to use software updates to retroactively bring the ads to older models that people already have in their homes.
The families of slain British soldiers might sue former UK PM Tony Blair if evidence suggests the equipment provided to the troops during the Iraq War was inadequate, Roger Bacon, father of an army serviceman killed in a roadside bomb blast, told RT.
Samsung is advising customers against succumbing to Microsoft’s nagging and installing Windows 10.
The consumer electronics giant’s support staff have admitted drivers for its PCs still don’t work with Microsoft’s newest operating system and told customers they should simply not make the upgrade.
That’s nearly a year after Microsoft released Windows 10 and with a month to go until its successor – Windows 10 Anniversary Update – lands.
Former US Attorney General Eric Holder has praised former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, saying he performed a valuable “public service” by leaking surveillance programs.
Some other flunky Republican-as-3rd-Party candidate would simply take votes from Trump, making it more likely that Clinton would win. These guys don’t think that their candidate will have a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning.
In other words, these Republicans would rather have Clinton for President than Trump, and they’re working to make that happen.
And if some vote fraud happens on election day… *meh* I guess the 3rd party candidate took some votes away from the Donald.
If Trump’s attorneys ever gave him the same quality of legal service that Fiske and Starr gave to the American people, I suspect that Trump would say: “Your Fired!” Instead of being condemned by people ignorant of the details of the Foster death, Trump should be applauded for having the political courage to say what is obvious to those who have studied the evidence, when so many others are afraid to do so. Donald Trump should use his unique opportunity to encourage the media to examine the important facts of this case with accuracy and thoroughness, and to challenge those who merely parrot the government’s position. Trump should not retreat from his position until somebody can provide plausible and satisfactory answers to the questions raised by the facts discussed in this article.
Prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001, the outright decimation of Black Wall Street, also known as Little Africa — which began the evening of May 31, 1921, and didn’t end until the following afternoon — had been considered the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil and the worst civil disturbance since the Civil War. Unfortunately, now 95 years later, the tragic annihilation of an entire neighborhood has almost been lost to the passing of time — indeed, the insufficiently-named “Tulsa Riots” have almost wholly vanished from school curriculae outside Oklahoma…
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A Russian banker in New York who pleaded guilty of conspiracy to work for Russian intelligence has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. The man was caught with the help of counter-intelligence work by the FBI, it was revealed in court.
The head of Polish diplomacy Witold Vaš?ikovski rejected the allegation that Vladimir Putin will have to do something regarding the US missile defense shield in Romania and Poland.
According Vaš?ikovskog, Poland, Russia repeatedly threatened for years, and anti-missile shield is only Polish response to the aggressive attempts of Russia to radically rewrite the architecture of security in Europe.
“The threats we suggest years. Just shield the answer, the American presence is the answer. It’s not that there’s something we decide what suits Russia. Russia is the one that changes the character of international relations, Russia is seeking to rewrite the architecture of security in Europe. We respond to the aggressive actions of Russia “, said today Vaš?ikovski Polish private television TVN24.
On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.”
This pledge is hammered into the American psyche at every turn. But there is a hidden, dark history that shows that the politicians are in fact no friend to service members — but their greatest enemy.
Some Windows 7 and 8 users would rather chance a malware infection than an involuntary Windows 10 upgrade.
Plus the fact that of late, Microsoft patches seem to break more than they fix!
CHILDREN as young as four are practising school LOCKDOWNS in case classrooms are stormed by crazed jihadis, Express.co.uk can reveal.
“But, let’s just keep sucking those refugees through the chunnel into our nation and hope for the best!” — Number 9 3/4
These protests were of course organized by Soros. I stick with this statement, because we as the electorate have paid for a so-called color revolution. Such color revolutions started, as you know, in North Africa. We know what then happened in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, and Libya. This organization, this so-called, self-proclaimed “open society organization” organized the protests in Macedonia. They have followed the same scenario as in Ukraine. As I said before, Nikola Gruevski was a very smart prime minister, since he decided to resign after so many messages from the so-called international community which warned: “If you want to join NATO, you have to change the name of your country.” Greece is the reason why this has been forced upon us. In the meanwhile, we can be an EU member, and Macedonia has done a lot in the past 10 years, reaching a high position as the country of Macedonia.
Obama Orders More Illicit Executions Via Drones Than All Of His Predecessors Put Together
President Obama literally executes innocents by remote on battlefields around the globe.
Therefore, the Commander-in-Chief is guilty of premeditated murder in undeclared wars — a war crime by any standard.
Changing US Democrats’ traditional proclivity for Israel despite all the crimes the regime commits against humanity needs some candidate “with ethics” like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, says a Washington-based author.
The Democratic candidate, running against pro-Israel Hilary Clinton, recently spoke of an “evenhanded” treatment of Palestinians in the US politics, gripped with a penchant for Tel Aviv.
Just last week we reported that Wells Fargo was reintroducing 3% down mortgages on its own, without going through the FHA. The reason we said, was that due to Wells’ mortgage origination pipeline drying up, the bank was desperate to find new and innovative ways to boost lending.
I will tell you how to boost lending.
HIGH PAYING JOBS SO THAT PEOPLE WILL KNOW THEY CAN PAY BACK WHAT THEY BORROW!
Many constitutional experts believe that Britain isn’t actually a member of the European Union since our apparent entry was in violation of British law and was, therefore invalid.
It seems barely a day passes now without some big name person warning of imminent collapse. The latest is Alan Greenspan.
In an interview on Thursday he told Fox News that Venezuela is now under martial law and that “America is next.” He said that what was happening in Venezuela was inevitably going to take place in the US.
Poland has been hindered by EU membership and would have outclassed even Germany had it not joined the European Union, Polish politician Janusz Korwin-Mikke said, adding that if the British decided to exit the EU, Poland should follow suit.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that an upcoming “landmark summit” will enhance the alliance’s defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number still haven’t been finalized.
Here’s your rifle, Jens.
Turkey on Monday strongly warned the German parliament against adopting a resolution recognising the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as genocide, saying it could have repercussions for bilateral ties.
In a stunning attack on Washington, Turkey’s Foreign Minister says US forces in Syria should wear the insignia of terror groups.
Many of them already do! 🙂
Yesterday, some 200 former top Israeli military and other security officials issued a policy paper proposing making peace with the Palestinians, including concessions that even the “center-left” political opposition would never dare to articulate.
This is just the latest salvo in a growing war of words between an Israel that is shifting dramatically rightward, and a military that not only isn’t going along for the ride, but increasingly willing, past and present, to dissent from the nationalist line.
The attack saw a 300-strong mob torch Christian houses and strip the 70-year-old woman naked as she was dragged along the street. It followed allegations that a Christian man – thought to be the woman’s son – and a Muslim woman were involved in an relationship.
Iraqi forces captured an armored car bomb and other vehicles before ISIS had a chance to use them. No telling how many lives were saved. It appears the steel plates used to armor the vehicle were made in Ukraine.
On paper the story seems both simple and innocuous: early last week Netanyahu announced that his brother, Ido, had taken a D.N.A. test, according to which the Netanyahu family can actually trace its roots back to Spain. Thus, Netanyahu implied, Israel finally had its own (at least partially) Sephardic prime minister.
Crap! You mean he is a distant relative?!? 🙁
U.S. Internet giants Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., Google and Microsoft Corp. pledged to tackle online hate speech in less than 24 hours as part of a joint commitment with the European Union to combat the use of social media by terrorists.
Beyond national laws that criminalize hate speech, there is a need to ensure such activity by Internet users is “expeditiously reviewed by online intermediaries and social media platforms, upon receipt of a valid notification, in an appropriate time-frame,” the companies and the European Commission said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
Winston Smith, white courtesy phone. Winston Smith, white courtesy phone! 🙂
the bank (HSBC) said that under new conditions of its leases for safety deposit boxes it had the right to dispose of any items it considered illegal, of an “offensive” nature or likely to be a “nuisance”, in any way it saw fit and without prior notice or consent.
On May 30, 2016 Edward Snowden tweted that former CIA Director Michael Hayden verified that their was indeed a “Kill List.”
Has modern psychology has become the science of disempowerment?
The strongest evidence linking the alleged hijackers to 9/11 was a video said to be from the closed circuit TV (CCTV) system at Dulles International Airport in Washington DC. The video was not made available until the day before the 9/11 Commission Report was released, in 2004, and it helped to pave the way for widespread acceptance of the official account. Since the other evidence against the accused hijackers was dubious and suspiciously convenient for the FBI, which provided it, the Dulles video should be examined closely.
Doing so has led some independent 9/11 investigators to conclude that the Dulles video contains “no information to link its images to AA 77.” Reasons include that:
None of the Dulles airport staff remembered seeing the alleged hijackers at the airport
Dulles had over 300 cameras but no footage was released except for portions of this one video (and no video was available from the other airports)
The alleged Dulles video contains no date, time stamp, or camera identification
The video was shot at a rate of 30 frames per second (fps), which the investigators said is not typical of CCTV videos
The video appears to be an edited composite of shots taken from different angles
Dutch authorities have resurrected the 90’s game show Supermarket Sweep, only this time it’s with “refugees” and they’re giving them $11,000+ to spend on furniture with no strings attached.
An American veteran has a message for Bill Kristol…
This is outstanding.
And this is the guy who wants to run a 3rd-party candidate against Trump…
Our nation’s memorials for our war dead are been vandalized, destroyed and looted all over the country.
A Memorial Day field of crosses was run over by a 27-year-old African-American man, a Vietnam memorial was vandalized and tagged, the Cedar Falls Freedom Rock was similarly spray painted and Petersburg National Battlefield was looted of a host of historical artifacts.
Is this all just random vandalism or is BLM and the Reconquista Movement stepping up their attacks?
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.” — Robert G. Ingersoll
This is bombshell announcement! Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) just shared damning news for Hillary Clinton on The Steve Malzberg Show just now:
The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn’t followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency’s investigators plan to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV.
“I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they’re ready to indict,” DeLay said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
“They’re ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public.”
If anyone has hard evidence that Hillary delivered secrets to a foreign government with her private email server, please send anonymously to
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As Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga launches a new offensive just east of the major ISIS city of Mosul, witnesses on the ground reported US troops loading into armored vehicles and heading eastward, toward the front lines. The Pentagon refused to confirm where the troops were headed.
The Pentagon would only describe it as an “advise and assist operation to help Kurdish Peshmerga forces.” It is noteworthy that the troops warned reporters present not to take pictures, after similar pictures emerged of US troops embedded with Syrian Kurdish forces, sparking a row with Turkey.
As reported at commondreams.org, on 18 April, 2016:
Signaling further escalation of U.S. military force in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that 217 additional troops would be deployed to Iraq and that the U.S. will also be supplying Apache helicopters and millions in aid to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in an effort to fight ISIS. “The 217 additional forces will be a mixture of advisers, and troops providing protection for other forces, aviation support and fire support,” reports the Hill, citing Pentagon sources. “They will increase the authorized troop level in Iraq from 3,870 to 4,087.”
During the announcement, no mention was made of President Obama’s repeated vows that the U.S. would never have “boots on the ground” in a combat operation in Iraq again. The news is unsurprising to many, particularly those critics who have noted the steady mission creep of U.S. forces in Iraq in the four and half years since the Iraq War was declared officially over in December 2011. But the announcement marks a milestone: it is the first time that officials have not attempted to argue that an escalation of force in Iraq does not break President Obama’s insistent promises that ground troops would not be deployed for a combat operation in Iraq. President Obama defended his actions with this claim when he was criticized for starting the current escalation of U.S. military force in Iraq with a deployment of special forces in 2014.
The gentleman in the Oval Office, President Obama, has two official titles; those of President and Commander-in-Chief. But his presidency has the dubious distinction of holding another unofficial, but completely true, third title: Liar-in-Chief.
This makes any statement this President says about any issue, foreign or domestic, completely null and void; you simply cannot believe a word which he, or any of his Administration members, may say, period, end of discussion.
With five and a half weeks to go to the June 23 referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, Brexit now looks certain to win. Here’s why:
1) In order to secure victory, Remain should be 8-10 points clear by now in the polls. This is because turnout will be much higher on the Brexit side. Yet, polls of polls show a dead heat, with a slight lead recently for Brexit. See analysis here, also on why online polls (favouring Brexit) are likely to be more reliable.
2) Remain has fired off all of its big guns. But there has been no movement in the polls. They don’t have any options left. See here for why.
3) David Cameron is a technocrat. He does not have the mental capacity, or the charisma, to engage an issue as substantive as Britain’s membership of the EU. This is why he is so easy to ridicule. See here.
The British government is preparing to send a Royal Navy warship to the coast of Libya to lead new attempts to tackle people and weapon smuggling amid fears of a surge in refugee boats following the closure of the Turkish route into Europe.
Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to outline a new EU plan on Friday, and a government spokesman said late on Thursday that a formal request for help was imminently expected from the UN-backed Libyan unity government.
The plan comes in a week in which nearly 200 people have died in shipwrecks off the Libyan coast. On Thursday, 80 people were said to have drowned when a boat carrying hundreds foundered about 64km off Libya, while the toll from a sinking on Wednesday rose to 100 when rescuers said many had drowned in the hold of the capsized boat. Hundreds of others were rescued from the ships.
So what, precisely, is the British Government going to do with these battle-scarred, PTSD-haunted, hungry, and desperate refugees, attempting to get away from the monstrous civil war in their country, created courtesy of the US and NATO?!?
Yes, they can intercept the boats and get them to turn around, but what then, for these war refugees?!?
I would like to hope that SOMEONE at #10 Downing Street, and the British Naval High Command have been giving some thought to the long-term consequences of this policy.
Nowhere in Greece do people love Russia and its President Vladimir Putin so much as in the Orthodox monastic community in Holy Mount Athos, German magazine Spiegel Online wrote.
The War on Terror is essentially an Israeli war strategy. It was first promoted on the world stage by Benjamin Netanyahu and Menachem Begin (of the terrorist Likud party) at the Jerusalem Conference hosted by the Netanyahu Institute in July 1979.
According to the War on Terror doctrine advocated by Netanyahu, “Islamic terrorists” attack Israel because it is a Western state with Western values. The West, Netanyahu says, is the real target so the U.S. must lead the West in waging a global War on Terror to destroy Islamic terrorists and the regimes that support them. This is exactly what the United States has done since 9/11, at incredible expense to its own population, leaving a trail of devastated nations in its wake.
The Israeli construct was designed to get the U.S. to destroy the enemies of the Zionist state. The Israelis developed the War on Terror construct and then created the Islamic opponent, al Qaida, to serve as the antithesis – the virulent enemy of the West. The real purpose of al Qaida, and its subsequent iterations like ISIS, is to be a moving target used to destabilize and destroy sovereign countries, like Syria, while sustaining the illusion of an Islamic antithesis, posing a mortal threat to the security of the West. The Zionist-controlled media is the essential element in selling the fraudulent War on Terror to the public.
Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said.
Tension in the region has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles.
Japan ordered naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Japan’s NHK state broadcaster said.
A Japanese official, who declined to be identified as he is not authorized to speak to the media, confirmed the order. A spokesmen for Japan’s defense ministry declined to comment.
A Patriot missile battery on the grounds of Japan’s Ministry of Defense had its missile tubes elevated to a firing position.
Historically,the guidance systems on North Korean missiles have performed miserably, to date.
That having been said,however, if another country, like Israel, (which was caught attempting to sell nuclear technology to then-apartheid South Africa) , sells North Korea a functional guidance system, which North Korean scientists can reverse-engineer, then all bets are off, and the region may well be headed into war.
Thousands of Italians have taken to the streets of Rome and several other major cities to express their resentment with the austerity policies imposed by the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
During the Saturday anti-austerity rallies, the demonstrators, mostly students and activists, chanted slogans against the government and accused the premier of triggering a war on the poor people.
The riot police also scuffled with protesters and apprehended a number of them, while others burnt flares and hurled eggs at the police.
It may be time to update the design on an old tool!
TTIP Hastiness would lead to an unfavorable agreement, German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, criticizing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approach to reaching an agreement with the US on harmonizing trade and investment regulations.
“It was wrong that, in the euphoria of [President Barack] Obama’s visit to Germany, the Chancellor said that we will be able to conclude negotiations under any circumstances by the end of this year – and that she recently repeated that statement,” Gabriel said in an interview to the German regional RND newspaper group, criticizing Merkel’s stance on negotiations concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US.
The European Union risks turning into a “super state” if its institutions gain more power, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski warned, lending credence to those voices who question whether Brussels should move towards greater political integration.
Greek left wing protesters have held a major rally outside the NATO base in Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete, demanding the expulsion of the “imperialist” alliance which they claim “violates” the “sovereignty” of the country.
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair will not be investigated for breaking laws in the upcoming Iraq War inquiry report, in spite of assertions that the military intervention was illegal.
The former chief executive of Zurich Insurance has killed himself, the company said, less than three years after its chief financial officer killed himself.
The death of Martin Senn, who was born in 1957, takes the number of suicides by executives at Switzerland’s biggest companies to five in just eight years.
It takes a lot of wet work to cover up that much fraud!
The US system, which is nothing like the Republic it used to be, continues to degrade in the eyes of Americans.
That’s what this poll tells us.
Only 4 percent of Americans have “a great deal of confidence” in the US Congress.
Only 15 percent have a lot of confidence in the executive branch.
Only 24 percent have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court
All across Washington DC hands are being wrung to the shrill cry of, “What do we do? What do we do?!?”
Stop lying to us.
That would be a good start.
The only “Palestine” Google knows is a town in Texas
The UK is selling record quantities of arms – including missiles, bombs and grenades – to countries listed by the Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records. Several have been accused of war crimes or suppressing popular protest.
More than £3bn of British-made weaponry was licensed for export last year to 21 of the Foreign Office’s 30 “human rights priority countries” – those identified by the government as being where “the worst, or greatest number of, human rights violations take place”, or “where we judge that the UK can make a real difference”. Listed countries which last year bought British arms and military equipment include:
? Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of perpetrating war crimes in Yemen;
? Bahrain, which used troops to quell protests following the Arab spring;
? Burundi, which is being investigated by the UN for human rights violations;
These companies sell their weapons to countries where the leadership is just to the right of Attila the Hun on human rights, and then expect no human rights violations will ensue from those sales, and the use of these weapons against civilians?!?
Talk about hypocrisy, writ large!!
The cold, hard, reality is that these sales are all about the money; the leadership of these weapons companies have had their consciences surgically removed, before accepting their positions, and their business philosophy is “profits uber alles”.
In Brazil the country’s largest newspaper has published a transcript of a secret recording leaked to the newspaper. The words recorded are the plot by the rich Brazilian elite, involving both the US-corrupted Brazilian military and Supreme Court, to remove the democratically elected president of Brazil under false charges in order to stop the investigations of the corrupt elites who inhabit Brazil’s senate and bring to an end Brazil’s membership in BRICS. The Russian-Chinese attempt to organize an economic bloc independent of Washington has now lost 20% of its membership.
Democracy has been overthrown in Brazil as in Ukraine, Honduras—indeed, everywhere the dirty evil hand of Washington falls, including the US itself.
The British military may soon start stockpiling tanks and other heavy equipment in Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s military beef up close to Russia’s border. The decision may come at the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw in July.
Citing a threat to the Baltic States and Poland, the North-Atlantic alliance plans to deploy as many as 4,000 additional troops in those countries. The initial plan was for the US to provide half, with Germany and the UK shouldering the rest of the cost. However, last week the Wall Street Journal reported that Washington would only provide one 1,000-strong battalion and wanted the European members of the alliance to spend more on their own defense.
WHAT “Russian aggression”?!?
Considering what has been happening at its very borders,the Russian government has been acting in ways which can only be characterised as both reasonable and restrained!!
‘Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE) is co-led by Purdue and Rutgers University. The above video reveals how eager university professors and students are to help DHS spy on Americans.
Just like ‘STINGRAY’, police and Fusion Centers are secretly using VACCINE to spy on Americans.
“In 2012, VACCINE entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Ohio Fusion Center, managed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and Ohio Homeland Security.”
Keeping VACCINE a secret is what police and Fusion Center spying is all about. Check out the excerpt from page 26 of VACCINE’s 2013 Annual Report.
“VACCINE has a well-established process for entering into Memorandums of Understanding and Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure protection of the parties and data involved.”
DHS is running a non-profit to spy on Americans.
It appears that, when it comes to spying on perfectly innocent Americans, it is very painfully apparent that the concept of “to protect and serve” has been thrown, collectively, under the bus, by police units all across this country.
Oh, and the Surveillance Goons have decided to destroy the first and 4th Amendments to the Constitution while they’re at it.
Welcome to Amerika, my friends: land of the surveilled, and the home of the cowed.
Chaos and violence threaten to spiral out of control in America’s third largest city, and nobody seems to have any idea how to solve the problem. After decades of control by the radical left, many parts of the “Windy City” have become rotting, decaying, gang-infested hellholes. Just like Detroit, the city of Chicago is rapidly becoming a joke to the rest of the world, but a horribly corrupt political culture likely stands in the way of any type of major reform any time soon. And just like much of the rest of the nation, a spirit of violence and civil unrest is rising in Chicago. So far this year, the number of shootings in Chicago is up 50 percent compared to the same time period last year, and that was before we even got to Memorial Day weekend. As of Sunday morning, at least 40 people had already been shot, and authorities were bracing for even more violence as the holiday weekend stretched on…
Apparently, Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has been utterly impotent, in terms of fixing this.
IF he thought his becoming Mayor of Chicago would improve his CV, in terms of running for State Senator, National Senator, or Congressman from Illinois, his performance (or lack thereof), has really bitten him in a very tender portion of the human anatomy, and that means he has become an intense liability, and embarrassment, for the Democratic Party.
Video surfaced this Memorial Day weekend showing police officers wrapping their arms around the neck of a 71-year-old Vietnam veteran and tackling him to the ground before handcuffing him inside a Veterans Administration clinic in El Paso.
His crime: He allegedly walked through a metal detector without first showing identification while having something on (or in) him that set the alarm off.
However, Jose Oliva said he placed his identification into the bucket with the rest of his belongings that were in his pocket to be screened.
And even if he didn’t, there was no need to abuse him as they did.
However, the VA police officers were found to have done nothing wrong, according to the Office of Security and Law Enforcement (OS&LE) and Law Enforcement Training Center, which oversees VA police.
Who the flip are these monsters, who consider it perfectly normal to choke and cuff an older Vet, who thought what he was doing was the absolutely correct protocol for entering the hospital for treatment?!?
Do Democrats Have Reason to be Worried-When the party backs a dishonest candidate,it risks the entire “Democrat” brand. It translates to systemic corruption. If the FBI throws more fuel on this fire, you can bet the entire ticket, up and down, will burn
Democrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What could go wrong?
US military officials have reportedly cancelled all parties, festivals and celebrations after a former marine was arrested on suspicion of murder a Japanese woman. Locals have been calling for greater disciplinary rules and supervision of the 30,000 US workers in Okinawa.
Snowden said Google’s decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default makes it ‘unsafe’
Displaying flags and placing flowers on the graves of military members might be two of the more traditional Memorial Day methods of showing tribute to those who have fallen in battle; but perhaps a new tradition must be initiated — one that would constitute the highest form of respect. It’s time, beginning with Memorial Day 2016, to prevent any further unnecessary deaths by exposing the lies of the American empire in corporate and defense profiteering as the now-exclusive driving factors behind its push for war on all fronts…
According to BBC host Dotun Adebayo, the Rotherham mass rape scandal never happened and bringing it up is “offensive.”
So let us now examine the Russian reaction to Empire’s stance.
First, the Russians want to make darn sure that the Americans do not give in into the illusion that a full-scale war in Europe would be like WWII which saw the US homeland only suffer a few, tiny, almost symbolic, attacks by the enemy. Since a full scale war in Europe would threaten the very existence of the Russian state and nation, the Russians are now taking measures to make darn sure that, should that happen, the US would pay an immense price for such an attack.
Second, the Russians are now evidently assuming that a conventional threat from the West might materialize in the foreseeable future. They are therefore taking the measures needed to counter that conventional threat.
Third, since the USA appears to be dead set into deploying an anti-ballistic missile system not only in Europe, but also in the Far East, the Russians are taking the measures to both defeat and bypass this system.
The Russian effort is a vast and a complex one, and it covers almost every aspect of Russian force planning, but there are four examples which, I think, best illustrate the Russian determination not to allow a 22 June 1941 to happen again:
One in five licensed lawyers having a drinking problem, while almost one in three experienced symptoms of depression, according to a new study published in the February issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine.
While the State Department’s own internal probe found former Secretary Hillary Clinton violated federal recordkeeping laws, it’s not the first time she and her top aides shielded her e-mail from public disclosure while serving in a government position.
In 1999, as investigators looked into Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate and other scandals involving the then-first lady, it was discovered that more than 1 million subpoenaed e-mails were mysteriously “lost” due to a “glitch” in a West Wing computer server.
The massive hole in White House archives covered a critical two-year period — 1996 to 1998 — when Republicans and special prosecutor Ken Starr were subpoenaing White House e-mails.
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vengeance: from Latin vindicare “to set free, claim, avenge” (see vindicate)
3-minute video: Police, Military – Was your Oath sincere?
Memorial Day is to honor US military who died during active duty. Honorable US military enlist to protect and defend American values explicit in the Declaration of Independence, and American rights explicit in the US Constitution. Importantly, all US military and many categories of government employees take an Oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.