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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are the most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent.” — H.L. Mencken
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are the most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent.” — H.L. Mencken
“John McCain was awarded a full pardon for his crimes by President Richard Nixon.Thus,the worst traitor in American history became the “war hero” to a generation.John McCain is Not a Hero! McCain was cited for crimes as serious as planning air defenses for the Hanoi government to aid them in downing American pilots!”
A Military hero, by definition, is somebody who acts with gallantry and valour to protect his comrades from the actions of the enemy. McCain did none of this. The term “hero “is thrown around like confetti by the media and politicians and others to describe anybody and everybody these days and has thus lost its true meaning……….KT
It is probable that the current U.S. House of Representatives will be judged by history as the most supine, inept and easily manipulated legislative assembly [by a foreign power], ever to have been given control of the lives of the American people and the drafting and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.
Not to mention the sell-out to the GMO industry!
Denmark’s government has brought in a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of halal and kosher meat, after years of campaigning from welfare activists.
The change to the law, announced last week and effective as of yesterday, has been called “anti-Semitism” by Jewish leaders and “a clear interference in religious freedom” by the non-profit group Danish Halal.
Animals have suffered terribly over millennia because of the actions and behaviours of stupid religionists………KT
President Obama has ordered that if the official tasked with investigating corruption in the Department of Justice wants access to sensitive files, he’ll have to get permission from — the Department of Justice.
The Black Lives Matter movement has another martyr, as it prepares for a national conference in Cleveland, this weekend. Sandra Bland’s murder in Texas shows, once again, that “defending one’s dignity in an encounter with the police is a crime that that can lead to a death sentence.” The emerging movement must be clear on the political nature of Bland’s death, and that only real power in the hands of the people can break the cycle of oppression.
“Authentic justice and liberation will only come when there is authentic de-colonization and revolutionary power in the hands of self-determinate peoples’ and oppressed classes and social groups.”
Dr. Panagiotis Sotiris, Member of Antarsya, talks to Dimitri Lascaris about Syriza’s failure to implement its anti-austerity program and the political options that are now available to the left in Greece
The Federal Reserve voted on July 20 to direct the eight largest U.S. banks to increase their capital levels, causing many to speculate what it is seeing on the economic horizon.
The Associated Press reports that the Fed is ordering the banks to keep their capital balance sheets “above industry requirements to cushion against unexpected losses and reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.”
Four grenade attacks this week have rocked Malmo, the third largest city in Sweden, prompting police to sound an alarm over the increasing violence. Multiple explosions, shootings and arson struck the city, which has a large migrant population.
First, was John Russell Houser on or off his meds at the time of the shooting in the movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana? If he was on them, what exactly was he taking? Was he also drinking at the same time? Was he taking other prescriptions simultaneously?
If he was not taking his prescribed psychoactive medications, were there withdrawal effects he may have been experiencing from stopping them? It’s clear from the news report that the family had a difficult time keeping him on his meds.
The US Defense Department has awarded major weapons maker Raytheon to provide the Persian Gulf Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 355 air-to-ground missiles amid its persisting campaign of aerial strikes against civilian and economic targets in neighboring Yemen.
According to a Pentagon announcement cited Saturday by the Russia-based Sputnik News, in a $180-million contract assigned to the arms manufacturer, Raytheon is to deliver the AGM-154 series missiles to the Saudi regime in a move clearly regarded as a bid to support the aerial strikes against Yemen.
Outsourcing the killing of innocent civilians by the USA and outsourcing local wars have become the latest blood sports of the USA……….KT
In case you missed it: The FDA has just issued a warning on various prescription and non-prescription drugs that Americans ingest by the boatload. As it happens, these seemingly benign pain relievers can kill you even if you scrupulously follow the recommended dosage. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s a blurb from the FDA website:
FDA is strengthening an existing warning in prescription drug labels and over-the-counter (OTC) Drug Facts labels to indicate that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke, either of which can lead to death. Those serious side effects can occur as early as the first few weeks of using an NSAID, and the risk might rise the longer people take NSAIDs. (FDA Strengthens Warning of Heart Attack and Stroke Risk for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, FDA website)
We know the illegal immigrant population of in the U.S. has exploded since the 1990s. We also know it has grown dramatically since President Obama initiated his “open borders” policy to allow just about anyone to come here via the border with Mexico.
At least 10 Palestinian worshipers on Sunday morning were injured during clashes with Israeli police private units, after they broke into and severely assaulted Al-Aqsa mosque. The clashes are still ongoing.
Private units in the morning broke into the mosque, vandalized it, threw rubber-coated metal bullets on the worshipers and assaulted some youths. In addition, more than 250 settlers have broke into the mosque from Al Magharba gate.
4 Israeli border guards were injured in the clashes. Two of them were moved to hospital for treatment, and had light injuries.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Newark, New Jersey, to protest against police brutality and racial injustice. Many carried signs bearing slogans such as: “Stop Racist Violence,” and “Black Lives Matter.”
A crowd of demonstrators demanded justice after a black activist, Sandra Bland, was found hanged in a Texas jail cell just three days after her detention for a minor traffic violation.
Before the crisis that started in 2007, both of us believed that the financial system was fragile and unsustainable, contrary to the near ubiquitous analyses at the time.
Now, there is something vastly riskier facing us, with risks that entail the survival of the global ecosystem — not the financial system. This time, the fight is against the current promotion of genetically modified organisms, or G.M.O.s.
A new study has shown that pharmaceutical drugs cause more overdoses and more deaths than all of the illegal drugs on the market combined. According to the government’s own statistics, listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, deaths relating to pharmaceutical drugs rose to roughly 23,000 last year, which accounts for over half of the total overdose deaths in the country for that time period.
Monsanto is one of the largest biotech and agrochemical companies in the world that was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1909. Over the course of the century, Monsanto expanded its growth from the US to South America, Asia, and other parts of the world.
Palestinians and Israelis have clashed in Jerusalem after hundreds of Jews tried to enter the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Ukraine’s Euro-Integration website headlined on July 25th, “Klimkin: ‘If Ukraine Won’t Be an EU Member Within 5 Years, We Won’t Ever’,” and reported that, “Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin claims that if Kiev is required to wait 5 years before applying for membership in the EU, Ukraine’s joining will be postponed indefinitely.” He says, “If we are forced to wait till 2020 to apply, it won’t work even if we are forced to wait another 25 years.”
In an effort to limit “male-initiated sexual aggression toward female acquaintances,” researchers at the University of Iowa will analyze the actual eye movements of young men when they are drunk and sober.
As events in Syria have proved, Russia is the biggest block on the endless war lobby’s plans for world domination, which is why the removal of Putin and his replacement with a marionette who will do exactly what the neocons want is their overriding objective.
Russia-NATO relations, Syria unrest, Ukraine turmoil
However, the chances of them achieving their ambitious goal are as slender as was the prospect of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs turning up in Iraq. The new neocon instigated ‘Cold War’ on Russia, which was supposed to weaken the Russian economy and lead to Maidan-style anti-government protests in the country, has actually boosted President Vladimir Putin’s popularity, as new polls show.
The approval ratings of the man who Western neocons have demonized for the last twelve years is at record levels – with almost 90 percent of Russians saying they had a positive view of the president.
Russia has banned the import of cut flowers from the Netherlands, the country’s hygiene watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said, claiming the presence of quarantine organisms on the products.
Portland police officer Jeromie Palaoro is sitting on his couch collecting a paycheck pending the results of an investigation of his alleged sexual assault on a woman who had called the police to report that her boyfriend attacked her. Officer Palaoro was one of the officers who had responded to the call. The woman said that Officer Palaoro came to her hotel at 3:30am the following day in his street clothes but carrying a gun.
Though Natural News and other alternative media sites have regularly covered the link between mind-and-mood altering psychotropic drug use and mass murders, there is a website that is dedicated to such coverage, documenting in detail each of the many murders over the past several years involving drug-crazed shooters.
The site, PsychDrugShooters.com contains updated information on each drug-induced murderer, including the recent mass shooting at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, in which four Marines and one Navy sailor were killed.
The L.A. Jewish Journal commissioned Jewish communal pollster Steven Cohen to poll American Jews on their attitude toward the Iran nuclear deal. The results are startling because they expose a huge divide between the positions of the Israel Lobby and Jewish leadership and the rest of the community. While the Lobby is preparing to spend $50-million or more in an all-out blitz to derail the deal before Congress, American Jews generally support it. Cohen finds that 49% of Jewish respondents support the deal and 31% oppose it. When asked whether Congress should support it, 53% said Yes, 35% No.
Among Jews under 40, the result was 59% in favor and 25% opposed. This confirms a rising generation gap between younger and older Jews around questions concerning Israel. This is a phenomenon that many polls have confirmed, most notably the Pew poll on American Jewish identity.
Eventually Illing gets to the point of the matter which in a nutshell is a rehash of the same talking points used by gun control zealots in the past. The Constitution is old, it’s not really that important, and it can be changed whenever the majority decides.
The Second Amendment fanatics will surely remind us that guns are quintessentially American. That’s true, of course: the Second Amendment exists. But that’s not the end of the conversation. That something is written in the constitution doesn’t mean it’s sacrosanct.
The document, after all, enshrined slavery and denied full personhood to black people. At any rate, contrary to the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in 2008, the Second Amendment protects militias, not the individual’s right to carry a pistol in a supermarket or a theatre. It wasn’t until the NRA bought the Republican Party (Jindal included) and began pushing for a reinterpretation of the amendment that it came to mean something other than it does.
Trump is a LEGITIMATE paid-in-full REPUBLICAN candidate. Trump paid the fee and filled out the paperwork to run as a Republican candidate. He is equal to all other candidates no matter how much the corporate media tries to pretend otherwise.
The UN’s 54-nation Economic and Social Council adopted a resolution on Monday that names the world’s only – only – violator of economic and social rights in the world, UN Watch reports. Which country did a majority of 42 states including all EU members condemn? If you guessed Iran, Syria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, or any other likely candidate, then you haven’t been paying attention to world affairs or the United Nations since the establishment of the nation of Israel.
That’s right, Israel.
Only Australia and the U.S. opposed the resolution. Honduras and Panama abstained, and eight other countries were absent.
A world-renowned Canadian philosopher argues that the United States holds the world record of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial.
Prof. John McMurtry says that the U.S. government is a gigantic mass-murdering machine which earns profit through waging wars, and is never held accountable over its unspeakable war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also believes that the U.S. has become a police state, which treats its citizens in the most derogatory manner.
Just before the annual orgy of Canada Day self-celebration, the Pew Research Center released a poll revealing that over one-third of Canadians supported the use of torture. This was no late April Fool’s joke, but rather a shocking figure that was part of a global survey on U.S. foreign policy and the use of what has been referred to as “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
The survey asked very pointedly: “If the Canadian government used torture against people ‘suspected’ of terrorism to try to gain information about possible attacks in our country, do you think this could be justified or could not be justified?” In response, 37 per cent said yes, while two per cent said “it depends.”
Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on AI and autonomous weapons: Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers have signed an open letter warning of a “military artificial intelligence arms race” and calling for a ban
The letter, presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was signed by Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Google DeepMind chief executive Demis Hassabis and professor Stephen Hawking along with 1,000 AI and robotics researchers.
One hundred and fifty-five countries, including Spain and the United States, are party to the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). Those countries have committed to investigating, prosecuting and punishing torturers. Spain is additionally obligated under the Geneva Conventions to investigate allegations of torture and war crimes.
In a decision related to the alleged torture and abuse of four former Guantánamo detainees Hamed Abderrahman Ahmed, Ikassrien Lahcen, Jamiel Abdul Latif Al Banna and Omar Deghayes, Judge Baltasar Garzón of Spain opened a preliminary investigation into what he termed “an authorized and systematic plan of torture” in US detention facilities in March 2009. This action was brought under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
… The war is not meant to be won – it is meant to be continuous.…” – George Orwell, 1984
David Kilcullen has a message for us over at the Guardian, and this is it:
We’re living in an era of persistent conflict…”
Which is sadly, true. You might think the next thing to be discussed on that topic would be – why? Why are we now living in an era of endless war? What forces are behind this development? Who, if anyone, is profiting from the same? But, no, David doesn’t think any of this is worthy of our attention. He simply wants us to understand that “perpetual conflict” is absolutely and inescapably the new reality.
The US Democratic party has demanded an apology from Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee over comments he made about the Iran nuclear deal.
Mr Huckabee said President Barack Obama was marching Israelis “to the door of the oven” – an apparent reference to the Nazi death camps.
The head of the Democratic National Committee said the statement had no place in US politics.
She said Mr Huckabee should apologise to the Jewish community.
“Well, at least the media is mentioning my name!!!: — Huckster
France’s top court has lent its blessing to a broad surveillance bill that controversially increases the sphere of authority of the country’s intelligence services.
On Thursday, the French Constitutional Council ruled on the constitutionality of the bill that relaxes the restrictions on the interception of telephone conversations and enables the easier application of hidden microphones and cameras.
Empowered by the law, intelligence authorities can now glean telephone, text message, and Internet data from all devices in a given area.
As more and more studies demonstrating the corrosive effect of psychopathy on government, finance, and business emerge, researchers have begun to explore how our society itself has been molded in the psychopaths’ image. Now, one of those researchers, Stefan Verstappen, shares his insights on psychopathy in modern culture. This is the GRTV Feature interview on Global Research TV.
What is news: the Pentagon’s enormous, unacknowledged contribution to climate change.
According to its own study, in 2013 the Pentagon consumed fuel equivalent to 90,000,000 barrels of crude oil. This amounts to 80% of the total fuel usage by the federal government. If burned as jet fuel it produces about 38,700,000 metric tons of CO2. And the Pentagon’s figures do not include carbon produced by the thousands of bombs dropped in 2013, or the fires that burned after the jets and drones departed.
The following slogans were proclaimed at the solidarity action in front of the Russian embassy in Kiev: “Send Putin to Magadan! (a city that once oversaw a better known labor camp in the USSR) – Russia needs Russian Maidan!”, “Exchange captive separatists for Russian nationalist prisoners” and “Reconquista: Today Ukraine, tomorrow Rus’ and the whole Europe!”
Trying the “Kiev gambit” against Moscow?
The Obama administration has adopted a tough attitude toward any nation that has an independent foreign policy and refuses to bow down to Washington, American scholar James Henry Fetzer notes.
In an interview with Press TV, journalist with Veterans Truth Network and retired professor James Henry Fetzer noted that Washington is anxious about the rise of Russia and China and is going to do whatever it takes to restrain the emerging powers.
In the early morning hours of May 28, 2014, Nikki Autry, a deputy sheriff in Habersham County, Georgia, presented a search warrant affidavit to the magistrate judge, swearing under oath that a known confidential informant who had been reliable in the past purchased a small amount of methamphetamine from an individual standing outside a residence. Based on this information, the judge issued a “no-knock” warrant. At 2:30 AM, SWAT officers performed a paramilitary-style SWAT raid on the home, where residents included four children under the age of eight. The SWAT team broke down the door while the family slept, and tossed a flash bang grenade into one of the rooms. The grenade landed inside a 19-month-old baby’s crib.
As the Iran deal becomes a reality, Washington’s neoconservatives and their allies are bristling. A sanctioned and isolated Iran had long been one of their policy pillars. This is no longer the case. The neocon agenda has experienced a major setback. Is this a temporary reversal or a stunning defeat?
It is also a stunning defeat for Netanyahu!
Longtime critic of the Eurozone’s destructive commitment to austerity, Italian comedian-turned-political activist Beppe Grillo has launched what one news outlet called a “full-throated attack” on the single currency, saying his country should throw off that “anti-democratic straitjacket” by nationalizing its banks and taking a stronger stance against the demands of elite financial interests.
Grillo, who the Guardian says ”transformed Italian politics when he launched his anti-establishment Five Star Movement in 2009,” called for Italy to exit the Euro in order to guard against the threat of bankruptcy and German-imposed austerity.
In comments written at his blog, Grillo criticized Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras while comparing Germany’s conduct during recent bailout negotiations to “explicit Nazism.” He said that in the wake of the Greek crisis, Italy should be prepared to use its whopping debt as a weapon against foreign creditors.
Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, will campaign for the first time on behalf of his friend Sen. Lindsey Graham in New Hampshire next week.
I hope “Songbird” is greeted by signs asking about the USS Liberty cover-up by his father and McCain’s own “wet start” on the USS Forrestal.
They wont even mention the words…this is just the first time the question was asked on this show…others follow..
What is the point in spending millions of taxpayer dollars blacktopping streets which are crumbling from below? Why not fix the problems below before applying the blacktop above? Because the city is bankrupt. The infrastructure isn’t crumbling because they don’t have enough money. It’s crumbling because they have chosen to spend taxpayer money on gold plated pensions and health benefits for union government workers and teachers. They’ve wasted hundreds of millions on public schools that only graduate 50% of those entering and most of those graduates are functionally illiterate. They spend millions painting murals, giving tax breaks to mega-corporations like Comcast, and building sports stadiums for billionaires. The corruption, mismanagement, incompetence and stupidity of politicians, government bureaucrats, and union officials is breathtaking to behold.
US President Barack Obama on Monday condemned rhetoric about the Iran deal from leading members of the Republican party, including GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, who has drawn criticism for comparing the accord to the Holocaust.
Obama is right. Huckabee is engaging in blatant pandering to Israel of the worst sort! Huckabee is currently polling at 7% in GOP polls, and probably thought some manufactured controversy might get him more media attention (which it has) and derail Trump (which it has not). Huckabee is also clearly engaged in a contest with Hillary Clinton over who can kiss Israel’s ass more and better!
The excoriating 21-page report, unsealed last week, details a string of criticisms, including dilapidated buildings, unclean sanitary facilities, undertrained and poorly equipped staff and failure to report incidents of children escaping.
Despite the very controversial comments Trump has made throughout his campaign, the billionaire is leading the Republican polls. According to a CNN/ORC poll, Trump is at 18 percent while Jeb Bush–who’s polling second–is at 15 percent. The poll also found that 52 percent of Republicans want Trump to continue his campaign.
In a NBC News/Marist Iowa poll, Trump was polling second at 17 percent while Scott Walker was in the lead with 19 percent. That same poll found that Trump was leading his GOP contender Jeb Bush by 7 points in the very important state of New Hampshire. In New Hampshire, Walker was polling at 12 percent, according to the NBC News/Marist poll.
Trump connected his high polling numbers to Republicans being tired of Washington politics.
Trump is correct. We are ALL tired of politics as usual. The GOP made a major strategic blunder thinking John McCain’s “star power” would be an effective weapon against Trump, as in the age of the internet most people know that John “Songbird” McCain’s record is as phony as Saddam’s nuclear weapons!
Entire Countries Will be Going Bust? The Central Banks Are Now All Leveraged At Levels Greater Than Or Equal To Lehman Brothers Was When It Imploded. The Fed Is Leveraged At 78 To 1. The ECB Is Leveraged At Over 26 To 1. Lehman Brothers Was Leveraged At 3
Some members of Greece’s leftist-led government wanted to raid central bank reserves and hack taxpayer accounts to prepare a return to the drachma, according to reports that highlighted the chaos in the ruling Syriza party.
It is not clear how seriously the government considered the plans, attributed to former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Lafazanis was sacked from his post and Varoufakis resigned earlier this month. However, the revelations have been seized on by opposition parties who are demanding an explanation.
The reports on Sunday came at the end of a week of fevered speculation over what Syriza hardliners had in mind as an alternative to the tough bailout terms Tsipras has reluctantly accepted to keep Greece in the eurozone.
A Native American activist was recently arrested and found dead in jail under conditions very similar to those of Sandra Bland in Texas.
Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was recently found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi, on July 14th.
According to WTOK, detention officers found Henry’s body around 10 a.m.; he was last seen alive 30 minutes earlier. The state crime lab inJackson conducted an autopsy and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case.
A former Army Ranger who fears he fired the fatal round that killed NFL star Pat Tillman in Afghanistan has spoken out.
Steven Elliott, 34, told the story of the moment Tillman was killed by friendly fire on April 22, 2004 when his regiment was ambushed.
Elliott and other Rangers fired shots because they believed 27-year-old Tillman, who gave up a $3.6million football contract to serve his country in the aftermath of 9/11, was a Taliban insurgent.
While the modern state of Iran has never attacked another country, Israel’s creation was the result of a bellicose war of aggression which continues to this day. While Iran has no proven military nuclear capabilities, Israel’s are almost a certainty.
The Phoenix “news” crew seems almost as anxious to hang Sheriff Joe Arpaio as the Obama regime and the Marxists he’s been battling virtually since Obama took office.
Now that the investigation into the fraudulent document that Hussein Obama presented as being his birth certificate is moving into the home stretch, a liberal judge has decided to seize documents from Arpaio’s office, supposedly related to an ongoing “racial profiling” case.
The woman plaintiff in that case, who is alleging some sort of racial profiling or other mistreatment by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, is certainly well informed for a plaintiff as to the minute to minute decisions of a judge. It almost seems as if she’s acting in an unofficial official capacity as some sort of spokesperson. The “script readers” surely gave her biased story the weight of truth and that of representing the judge.
Yes, Obama’s publicly shown birth certificate is a fake. But what it covers up is not where he was born, but who his real father is. Obama is a love-child from the 60s, and his real father was Frank Marshall Davis, socialist, veteran, and part-time pornographer for whom Obama’s mother was a model. None of this reflects on Obama himself, of course, and it was quite common in the 1960s when a woman with a child married a man, to issue a new birth certificate rather than go through the process of legal adoption.
As a general principle, I’ve always tended to avoid entrusting others with my money. I’ve avoided funds, as they are often based upon investments that are peaking or close to peaking. I’ve avoided pension funds, as they’re often structured in a similar manner.
And whenever by law I’ve been required to be invested in such funds, they’ve rarely been successful over the long term. In the end, I would invariably have made more money by pursuing those investments that had great promise but at the time were unpopular (and therefore underpriced).
As dubious as I tend to be of conventional investment schemes (and those who broker them), I am doubly dubious of any government-run scheme. Governments, historically, have proved to be poor money managers, and politicians tend to place more value on big promises that garner votes than on delivering on those promises.
German police said Monday they were investigating an early-morning explosion that damaged the car of a left-wing politician who had been working in support of refugees in a Dresden suburb that has seen anti-immigrant demonstrations.
The incident comes amid increasing tensions in the area and elsewhere in Germany following a growing influx of refugees from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and also from the Balkans. The number of asylum applications is expected to at least double this year from around 200,000 in 2014
a searchable database of mass shootings indexed by the prescription psychiatric drugs they were on.
Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that the states and forces which had supported terrorists, brought them to Syria, and gave them funds, arms, and various forms of cover, have begun to pay the price for these actions after they lost control of the terrorists.
The U.S. has defended Turkey’s right to self-defense…
“But not Iran’s, Afghanistan’s, Yemen’s, Libya’s, Syria’s, and most certainly not Palestine’s!” — Official White Horse Souse
A series of Twitter posts on Sunday night followed a day after Huckabee said that President Barack Obama will march Israelis “to the door of the oven.”
Bolstering his argument of the potential harm the agreement signed by Iran and world powers earlier this month would do to Israel, Huckabee tweeted quotes from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, among others.
“It is the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to erase Israel from the map of the region,” read one of the posts attributed to Khamenei.
A quote attributed to Nasrallah read: “If they [Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”
Huckabee has gone way over the top with this “ovens” crap, but he is clearly trying to prove he can kiss Israel’s ass better than Hillary, and Huckabee may be thinking that outrageous statements like this will garner him more media attention (which it has) and drive Trump out of the headlines (which it has not).
Windows 10 testers who’ve complained about mandatory updates in Microsoft’s new operating system might have a solution at hand. The tool, available as an optional download, lets you hide or block any update for Windows or a hardware driver.
Which tells us that Microsoft is going to be even more reckless with updates.
With Windows 10, Microsoft has decided to force automatic updates, which may not be a very big deal if it were limited to just security updates. The Windows 10 forced automatic updates, however, extend to other areas as well, including drivers. This is an issue because it can go head to head with third-party drivers and the conflict between them results in various issues.
As Forbes points out, the issue mostly affects NVIDIA users because Windows 10’s automatic updates conflict with NVIDIA graphics card updates that use the NVIDIA GeForce Experience. Simply put, users no longer have control over the updates, as Windows 10 will make them all mandatory – including updates to drivers. This move aims to boost security and stability for PC users, but may also cause some headaches along the way.
“During WWII, the Department of Defense had all these stock piles of nerve gas from WWI and they weren’t using them in WWII. And someone at the Department of Defense had this brilliant idea to try and convert this nerve gas into useful therapeutic modalities.”
“Very few people realize the whole generation of chemotherapeutic drugs that are being used today – and there are over 100 of them – really developed from poisonous nerve gas developed for warfare.”
Sadly, most doctors are uninformed about how chemotherapy was first developed and the basis for its usage today.
The ‘sick care’ industry is a big money maker for pharmaceutical companies. While some health care practitioners have begun to recognize the importance of diet and lifestyle and now recommend preventive care as a main form of ‘medicine’, others have wrongly benefited from vulnerable patients and traded their integrity as physicians for profit.
Is there a motive for the murder of pioneering cancer researchers working on a possible universal cancer cure? Of course there is… it’s the most common motive in the world: MONEY.
A universal cancer cure would destroy the profitability of the highly lucrative cancer industry and collapse the American Cancer Society, hospitals, oncology clinics and pharmaceutical companies that depend on chemotherapy revenues to stay profitable. Key to their profitability is the inescapable fact that conventional cancer treatments simply don’t work most of the time, creating a reliable profit stream of repeat business from patients who are never cured (by design).
Would the cancer industry murder doctors to protect its profits? Of course it would. The industry kills patients as a routine part of its business operations!
Turkish troops have shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters who have been battling the Islamic State group with the aid of U.S.-led airstrikes, Syria’s main Kurdish militia and an activist group said Monday.
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said the Sunday night shelling on the border village of Til Findire targeted one of their vehicles.
It said Til Findire is east of the border town of Kobane, where the Kurds defeat to ISIS earlier this year in a major victory against the jihadists.
The claims came as the United States and Turkey agreed plans for a ‘safe zone’ along a 60-mile stretch of the latter’s borders free of Islamic State militants.
Lord Sewel’s reputation and political career are in tatters after a video emerged of him cavorting with two sex workers in his central London flat, behind the back of his third wife Lady Jennifer.
The married father of four was filmed necking champagne and vodka before using a £5 note to snort lines of cocaine from a table and later from the breasts of a sex worker 45 years his junior.
But a source told the BBC today he would not be quitting over the scandal.
Chinese stocks on Monday saw their sharpest single day decline since 2007 after a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to prop up the market. China’s industrial index fall to a 15-month low adding concerns to the country’s economic health.
The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 8.5 percent at 3,725.56. The Shenzhen Index fell 7 percent to 2,160.09. Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 2.8 percent to 24,356.55
More than 1,500 shares listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen dived by the daily limit.
Americans have paid a lot for the radicalized and militarized police enforcement. The taxpayers pay through federal grants like the 1033 program that supplies small town police with MRAPs and other gear or they my have their assets seized through civil asset forfeiture.
But until now, we have been blissfully unaware of how much police brutalization or bad policing has truly cost the taxpayer. Indeed, when brutalization occurs and the city must defend itself in a case or pay out a settlement – who is really paying?
The Russian president has asked the government to prepare a law to deal with products imported to Russia that violate the reciprocal embargo. The food would be destroyed on the border, instead of being sent back.
The measure was suggested by Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachev. On Friday, he asked Vladimir Putin and the government to change the laws so Russian customs could immediately destroy contraband instead of sending it back to the country of origin.
The European Space Agency has selected aviation giant Airbus to build a space probe to study Jupiter and three of its moons. Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto are icy bodies with liquid water needed to support life thought to be trapped under their surfaces.
Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) is the first of three planned ESA missions costing over €500 million scheduled between 2015 and 2025. The probe itself would cost €350.8 million under the contract awarded to Airbus, the agency announced. The bulk of the rest of the budget would be spent on an Ariane 5 rocket launch.
The vast majority of Android phones can be hacked by sending them a specially crafted multimedia message (MMS), a security researcher has found.
The scary exploit, which only requires knowing the victim’s phone number, was developed by Joshua Drake, vice president of platform research and exploitation at mobile security firm Zimperium.
Drake found multiple vulnerabilities in a core Android component called Stagefright that’s used to process, play and record multimedia files. Some of the flaws allow for remote code execution and can be triggered when receiving an MMS message, downloading a specially crafted video file through the browser or opening a Web page with embedded multimedia content.
Look, Microsoft. Just because I am Facebook friends with someone, doesn’t mean I want to share my wifi passwords with them.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens by default in Windows 10. Anyone who I’m Outlook.com contacts with (spammers), Skype friends with (webcam strippers), or Facebook friends with (high school buddies turned webcam strippers) can connect to wifi networks that I have the password for.
It’s part of a system called Wi-Fi Sense, which has been lurking in Windows Phone for a while now. It sends wifi passwords (encrypted; they never see the plaintext password) to your contacts, who can therefore connect to any wifi network that you have the password to. It’s turned on by default, and I had to dig around in a few levels of settings to disable it.
Valve’s Steam is the biggest platform in the PC gaming market, with Valve themselves being one of the most prominent companies in the gaming industry as a whole. Steam has millions of accounts all over the world, and in some cases people have invested literally thousands of dollars into their own accounts. Which is why a security breach like the one that just occurred a few days ago is something to take very seriously.
Reports are still blurry and information keeps coming out – Valve themselves are yet to make an official statement on the issue – but according to a demonstration that was posted on YouTube, a hacker could abuse the “forgotten password” feature in Steam’s log-in service, completely bypassing the stage where they have to enter a security code, and being granted access to reset the password of the account.
Attempts to access websites classified as pornography were made almost 700 times a day by computers inside Parliament last year, it has been reported.
Almost 250,000 attempts were made in total, according to data released by the Palace of Westminster’s IT department under Freedom of Information (FoI) laws.
The figures, down from around 800 a day according to similar FoI requests two years ago, are likely to include a large number of “visits” made unintentionally, most commonly via unwanted internet pop-ups.
But it comes at a time when the Government is taking unprecedented steps to crack down on the use of pornography among the general public.
Risk Experts Who Predicted 2008 Financial Crash: GMOs Riskier than 2008 Crash … “The G.M.O. Experiment, Carried Out In Real Time and with Our Entire Food and Ecological System As Its Laboratory, Is Perhaps the Greatest Case of Human Hubris Ever”
As international speculation surfaced over the weekend over the possibility that Jonathan Pollard, convicted of espionage for giving U.S. military secrets to the Israeli government in exchange for money, could be paroled later this year, a rowdy argument has surfaced over what role, if any, a pending nuclear deal between the U.S., other world powers, and Iran may be playing in the case.
While some “star” professors at major universities are very well compensated and college football coaches can make millions of dollars a year, “adjunct” professors are exploited as cheap labor, often needing other jobs and food stamps to survive.
Mortgage rates have hit a 60-year low as banks vie to undercut each other.
BNZ today shaved 30 basis points off its two-year fixed rate, down to 4.69 per cent.
Statistics New Zealand data shows commercial banks’ mortgage rates have not been so low since 1955.
BNZ’s move follows the Reserve Bank’s cut to the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 3 per cent last Thursday.
BNZ’s new rate undercuts SBS Bank’s 4.85 per cent 18 month rate.
• Reserve Bank cuts Official Cash Rate to 3 per cent – banks follow suit
• Mortgage rates fall below 5 per cent
Interest.co.nz says the rate is available to BNZ customers who have at least 20 per cent equity in their property and who have a BNZ account receiving salary or wages.
“I have ordered the AL Department of Transportation to remove signs banning weapons at all Alabama rest stops to comply with state law.” — Good for the Governor.
With every passing day that Greece maintains its capital controls, the already dire funding situations is getting even worse, as Greek bank NPLs are rising with every day in which there is no normal flow of credit within the economy. This has led to a massive bank funding catch-22: the longer capital controls persist, the less confidence in local banks there is, the longer the bank run (capped by the ECB’s weekly ELA allotment), the greater the ultimate bail out cost, and the greater the haircut of not only equity and debt stakeholders but also depositors.
Now that Iran and P5+1 – the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany – have reached a comprehensive long term agreement for limiting Iran’s nuclear program and putting it under strict inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the opponents of the agreement, and in particular Israel and its supporters and lobby in the United State, have intensified their efforts to derail the agreement and force the Congress to reject it. In particular, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cohorts have been spreading lies, exaggerations, and half-truths about Iran in order to demonize it and make it impossible for those who are sitting on the fence to support the nuclear agreement. How much of Netanyahu’s claims are true? Let us examine some of them
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Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal which aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei.
Trade ministers go into the talks, which run July 28-31 on the island of Maui, with high hopes of an agreement to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the most sweeping trade deal in a generation and a legacy-defining achievement for US President Barack Obama.
But the toughest issues have been left until last, including monopoly periods for new life-saving medicines and preferential treatment for state-owned companies as well as more traditional trade issues such as opening protected markets to competition.
“This meeting will be extremely important to decide the fate of the TPP negotiations,” Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari told reporters on Friday (local time).
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Marianne Azizi writes on the reluctance of UNICEF’s branch in Israel to support a planned 50 mile walk to raise awareness about Israel’s stolen children – and in support of children and families worldwide.
Jews around the world, especially younger ones, feel increasingly embarrassed and endangered by Israel and its actions, especially after last summer’s massacre in Gaza.
Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way.
God bless President Bashar Al-Assas ,the only leader that is truly fighting the war on terror.
The Central Planners Who Thought That Buying Shares To Prop Up The Stock Bubble Was An Excellent Fix Are About To Find Out The True Meaning Of Toil And Trouble. The Magical Incantation Isn’t About Saving Markets, It’s About Destroying Them.
The plunging economy of Ukraine has evidently become so bad that Ukrainians now can even feel safe to call publicly for stopping the war against the separatist Donbass region of the country, and for reallocating those military expenditures so that Ukrainians in the non-rebelling part of the country won’t starve to death.
Intense fighting between Houthi factions and Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-backed military campaign continued on Sunday, just a day after the killing of approximately 120 civilians by a Saudi airstrike spurred an impromptu call for a five-day ceasefire in the war-torn and poverty-stricken country.
Don’t fly in any small planes and employ a food tested Donald!!…………..KT
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“Pinochet is the most despised figure in Chile with polls showing that upwards of 70% want to see him stand trial.” — Z magazine, May 2000, p3
With the FBI and DoJ now involved in yet another Hillary Clinton scandal – that she sent confidential emails from her personal email server – it seems the ‘presidential’ former Secretary of State has felt pressured to come somewhat clean. While some might argue “what difference does it make?” The Washington Post reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on Oct. 22 before the House select committee investigating her role in connection with the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The testimony – before the committee formed last year – will be in a open setting (apparently against the wishes for privacy that committee chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy initially requested).
“The Pentagon talks the talk of military innovation to deal with this new mix of threats but doggedly pursues costly weapons programs anchored in dangerous past compromises. Not only are the weapon systems unlikely to deliver well in today’s conflicts, they also could become vulnerabilities exploited by America’s adversaries during wartime,” P.W. Singer and August Cole noted.
The typical reply to this kind of question resorts to what US force planners call “bean counting”. Typically, journalists use the yearly IISS Military Balance or a source like Global Firepower and tallies of the number of men, main battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry combat vehicles, combat aircraft, artillery pieces, bombers, missiles, surface ships, submarines, etc. presented by each side in a chart.
The reality is that such bean counting means absolutely and strictly nothing. Let’s take a simple example: if a war happens between, say, China and Russia then the fact that China has, say, 1000 tanks in its Yunnan province, will make no difference to the war at all, simply because they are too distant. When we apply this caveat to the Russian-US conventional military balance we immediately ought to ask ourselves the following two basic questions:
We knew that a lot of American crops were genetically modified. For example, we noted last year:
Monsanto reports that – between 2008 and 2009 – 95% of all sugarbeets planted were genetically engineered to be able to tolerate high doses of the pesticide Roundup
The USDA reports that 93% of all soy and 85% of all corn grown in the U.S. is an herbicide-resistant GE variety
Similarly, around 93% of all cottonseed oil and more than 90% of all canola oil produced in the U.S. is herbicide-resistant GE
But we didn’t realize how widespread GMO foods have really become …
Hilarious new derisive term for those who don’t have the courage to stand up for what they actually believe in and who kowtow to Israel. Well worth the read!
While Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are bringing in a sizeable number of donations of under $100, Republicans have been going for the big money, like the huge score Ted Cruz just made from a pair of Texas frackers.
Even so, on July 16, Newsmax made a big deal of Hillary receiving donations from wealthy individuals, with the headline, “Hillary Clinton’s Donations From Hedge Fund Titans Exceed Republicans.”
Those Democrats are such elitists! You don’t want to be drinking milk when you read these things, at least not without a bib.
The middle class started disappearing in earnest in the late 1970s. Massive inflation started eating away at the standard of living for most Americans. Yet much of this was covered up by access to debt. Credit cards, creative mortgages, student loans, and auto debt all allowed Americans to continue acting as if prosperity was only an American Express card away. Credit card debt outstanding is now back up to $900 billion, a number last seen during the Great Recession before the great deleveraging. Americans have used debt as a means to cover up the reality that the middle class is disappearing. Credit cards are probably the clearest example of spending money you don’t have. Credit cards allow you to literally spend future earned money today. We always hear that many pay their balance off each month. Well the data shows something else. There is $900 billion in credit card debt floating out in the system.
On the heels of more weak economic data releases from the United States, a legendary chairman & CEO overseeing more than $175 billion, who is one of the most respected men in the financial world, issued a major warning to the financial world.
The International Monetary Fund stated on Friday that it had received a letter containing Greece’s request for a new loan. “We will discuss with the Greek authorities and with our European partners the timing and the modalities for the discussions,” the IMF noted in its official statement.
An aide for religious affairs to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday accused Israel of trying to drag the entire region to a religious war.
Mahmoud Habash, who is also the justice chief of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), told Xinhua that the endless Israeli repressive measures and the ongoing attacks on Palestinian worshipers in Jerusalem “are denounced.”
“What is happening on the ground in Jerusalem rings a bell that Israel is trying to drag the entire Middle East region into a religious war,” said Habash, in reference to the clashes that broke out in the old city of Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote about Tisha B’Av on his Facebook profile today (Saturday), saying emphasizing that Jerusalem will remain united and part of Israel.
United Nations Resolution 127: ” . . . ‘recommends’ Israel suspends it’s ‘no-man’s zone’ in Jerusalem”. *
United Nations Resolution 162: ” . . . ‘urges’ Israel to comply with UN decisions”. *
United Nations Resolution 237: ” . . . ‘urges’ Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees”.
United Nations Resolution 250: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem”. *
United Nations Resolution 251: ” . . . ‘deeply deplores’ Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250″. *
United Nations Resolution 252: ” . . . ‘declares invalid’ Israel’s acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital”. *
United Nations Resolution 267: ” . . . ‘censures’ Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem”. *
United Nations Resolution 271: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel’s failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem”. *
United Nations Resolution 298: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s changing of the status of Jerusalem”. *
United Nations Resolution 446: ” . . . ‘determines’ that Israeli settlements are a ‘serious obstruction’ to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention”. *
United Nations Resolution 452: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories”. *
United Nations Resolution 465: ” . . . ‘deplores’ Israel’s settlements and asks all member states not to assist Israel’s settlements program”. *
United Nations Resolution 471: ” . . . ‘expresses deep concern’ at Israel’s failure to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention”. *
United Nations Resolution 476: ” . . . ‘reiterates’ that Israel’s claim to Jerusalem are ‘null and void'”. *
United Nations Resolution 478: ” . . . ‘censures (Israel) in the strongest terms’ for its claim to Jerusalem in its ‘Basic Law'”. *
United Nations Resolution 607: ” . . . ‘calls’ on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention. *
United Nations Resolution 608: ” . . . ‘deeply regrets’ that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians”. *
United Nations Resolution 672: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for violence against Palestinians at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount. *
Google Translate: The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) acknowledges in its annual report that the policy of cheap money has failed. All the trillions would have produced no growth in the real economy. Central banks can not save the economy. The governments of the world must now resolve the crisis.
What arrogance. The private central bankers are now admitting that their eleventh marble system has screwed the world up, but demand government step in and fix everything. From the BIS point of view, that means looting the people to balance the books. From the peoples’ point of view, that means shutting down all private central banks and tossing the bankers in prison for the monumental fraudsters that they have proven to be!
Seventy years after World War II, Germany plans to establish its first professorship devoted to the study of the Holocaust. The yet-to-be-named professor will start work at Frankfurt’s Goethe University in 2017.
The Holocaust professor will share office space with the global warming chair, and the chairs of Alchemy and Phlogiston chemistry!
Congress’ criticism of Iran deal due to serious flaws in agreement, Israeli minister asserts, blasting US Sec. of State for blaming Israel.
“Don’t you dare criticize us, Mr. Kerry. Israel has the right to threaten Iran and all our neighbors every day, but no one has the right to threaten us. Israel has a right to exist, but the Palestinians do not. Israel has a right to nuclear weapons, but nobody else does. Israel has a right to demand money from the US taxpayer, but nobody has a right to demand anything in return! Israel has a right to bribe and tell other governments what they should do, but no government has a right to interfere with Israel! All what we need from you putzes in DC are those ‘vetoes’ at the UN, that regular US aid check, and to kill our enemies for us! That is your job! Anyone who disagrees is just a filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies!!!” — Nodding Yahoo
U.S. officials on Friday denied a Wall Street Journal report that the Obama administration was considering early release for Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel.
The Justice Department said Pollard must serve his full 30-year sentence. It stressed that he has long been eligible for consideration for parole in November but insisted that the administration has no say in how that process unfolds.
A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that’s being billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.”
The Satanic Temple has said Saturday’s private event will be open only to people with tickets, $25 each. Invitations to “The Unveiling” summoned guests to prepare for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery… Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.” The event location is not being announced publicly and is known only to those with tickets.
I think anyone who for thousands of years has maintained the imposing position of religious head of 2/3 of Earth’s population, and political head of the whole of it, must have executive ability! He is overdue for a statue!
The badge and uniform are infallible in the blind eyes of those who are too afraid to question authority. Police kill, we are told, because they have to make it home to their families at night. Police only harm those guilty of a crime….if you don’t want to get shot by police, don’t break the law they say.
Such asininity is unparalleled. However, it still doesn’t stop the apologists from pasting some derivative of the Gene Wilder meme all over the internet every time a cop is caught smashing in some innocent person’s face.
But the G7 is an equal opportunity exclusionist which means it’s not just former superpowers that aren’t welcome, but rising superpowers as well, which means you won’t be seeing Xi Jinping at the table either.
But “Big Uncle Xi” (as he is affectionately known in China) likely isn’t losing any sleep because in the eyes of Beijing, the G7 — much like the IMF and the ADB — is a relic of a global economic and political order that is well on its way to obsolescence if it isn’t there already.
“The world’s first non-white modelling agency – a true celebration of diversity” – at least the lefties are being honest about their definition of diversity now!
Fighting discrimination with more discrimination, what a sad insular world we live in.
As a long-time activist for Palestinian rights and an anti-Zionist, I should have been pleased to read that American Jews increasingly question their knee-jerk support for Israel. But instead, I felt a familiar frustration. Jewish American support for Israel has always been vital for Israel and not just for economic reasons. Among other things, Jewish American money and corporate support have been fundamental to Israel’s creation and to its infrastructure, and they enabled the development of Israel’s thriving hi-tech sector. But Israel also relies on Jewish American support for its feelings of legitimacy. As long as American Jews support Israel ‘right or wrong’, Israel feels justified in its existence and in everything it does.
The British authorities detained a number of Israeli officials on their arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport earlier this week, it has been claimed by Israel’s Channel 2 TV. Those held included the former head of Israeli military intelligence, Major General Amos Yadlin, former Army Chiefs of Staff Danny Halotz and Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as ex-National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror.
Channel 2 TV said that all were questioned briefly before being sent back to Israel. The station said that further details were not provided by Yadlin, so the situation remains unclear.
It looks to me as though we are heading into a deflationary depression, because the prices of commodities are falling below the cost of extraction. We need rapidly rising wages and debt if commodity prices are to rise back to 2011 levels or higher. This isn’t happening. Instead, Janet Yellen is talking about raising interest rates later this year, and we are seeing commodity prices fall further and further. Let me explain some pieces of what is happening.
The police department in a small South Florida beachfront community decided in 2010 to turn itself into Miami Vice and run a money-laundering sting operation to catch drug dealers. The operation, which ended up laundering about $70 million, did so with either the knowledge, or willful ignorance, of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
For anyone just arrived from the planet Mars, here is a brief summary of Israel’s dependence on the US: it gets from it the bulk of its heavy arms and does not have to pay for them, it can depend on it to veto all UN Security Council resolutions that condemn Israel’s deeds and misdeeds, it receives from it billions of dollars every year although the Israeli economy is flourishing.
There is another benefit which is often overlooked. Since the world believes that both houses of the US Congress are totally subservient to Israel, all countries pay Israel for access to Congress. One has to bribe the doorkeeper to get in.
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On July 20, 2015, UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a major speech to justify ongoing wars on “extremism.” Supporting corporate media analyses are here, here, here, here; with some honesty from George Monbiot, with a 1-minute corporate media cry for more military armed attacks “on this evil”:
Cameron’s speech promotes the UK “Extremist Bill” that bans all media (such as you’re reading now), and sends police to close any organization dictated by government as “extremist” (honest analyses by Glenn Greenwald and via Washington’s Blog). UK Home Secretary Theresa May spins Orwellian for government dictatorial power to criminalize “extremism” in a 12-minute BBC interview.
Please notice this is clear advocacy of literal dictatorship for government dictating/saying what is and is not “extremism” and “promotes values”:
Webmaster addition: Obviously the fact that the police could then take the $188 million in civil forfeiture was never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, a factor in the raid and arrest!
The proposed UN-backed MH17 tribunal is a “desperate attempt to hide Kiev’s responsibility”, Dutch journalist and blogger Joost Niemoller argues in his post “How Chess Player Putin Wins the MH17 Game”.
Niemoller is no layman. In October 2014 he published a book on the MH17 disaster whose title De Doofpotdeal (“The Cover Up Deal”) summarizes its key argument.
The ongoing border dispute between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and its eastern neighbor Guyana is no simple disagreement over an arbitrary line on a map. Actually, it is a conflict of significant political and economic dimensions, one which will have deep and far-reaching geopolitical implications in the near and long term.
Only 10 days after the Greeks voted ‘No’ by a substantial majority against the Troika’s demands, Tsipras went further and put $55 billion of Greece’s national assets into a privatization ‘trust’ fund under EU supervision. This comes from Tsipras who had pledged to halt privatization in January’s election campaign. The deal is so harsh that even the IMF has criticized it.
It would be missing the point to say that Tsipras was hostile to the Troika. International finance institutions like it best when seemingly ‘radical’ figures do the dirty work for them rather than the professed neo-liberals. They would actually spin and portray the ‘reforms’ as ‘good for the people’. Even better so if the ‘radicals’ do not wear a tie.
When investing becomes gambling, bad endings follow. The next credit crunch could make 2008-09 look mild by comparison. Bank of International Settlements(BIS) data show around $700 trillion in global derivatives.
Along with credit default swaps and other exotic instruments, the total notional derivatives value is about $1.5 quadrillion – about 20% more than in 2008, beyond what anyone can conceive, let alone control if unexpected turmoil strikes.
Venezuela’s hyperinflation is reaching its final stages. It is probably already far too late for the government to stop the complete collapse of its currency. The bolivar is in the process of transforming from a medium of exchange to tinder for wood-stoves. Venezuelans who had the presence of mind to convert their savings into gold or foreign currency in good time are likely to survive the conflagration intact. Governments never seem to learn. They all believe they can somehow overrule economic laws by diktat. This is not only true of Venezuela’s government, but of practically every government in today’s world. Central planning of money has been adopted everywhere. Venezuela merely shows us what the end game for every fiat money system looks like.
If Trump took up a Third-Party, it might be the biggest shot we have at saving the country insofar as it would at least turn Capitol Hill into a new playing field. It really would not matter who the Third-Party candidate would be, Washington needs to be shaken and stirred vigorously to let these people know being a “representative” is supposed to be OF THE PEOPLE, not of yourself, the Party, and government.
One word. Rhymes with his surname.
Two million more Mexicans fell into poverty between 2012 and 2014, government data showed on Thursday, highlighting the challenges President Enrique Pena Nieto faces in meeting pledges to lift millions out of need.
Two million more Mexicans fell into poverty between 2012 and 2014, government data showed on Thursday, highlighting the challenges President Enrique Pena Nieto faces in meeting pledges to lift millions out of need.
KRIS 6 News has learned the city did not notify residents about the E.coli contamination until several hours after they confirmed it.
Webmaster addition: Wrong move. Especially for Huffington Post, which demonstrates to the readers that HuffPo is part of the political machine!
The smart grid is getting dumber all the time.
A family from southwestern Ontario would likely agree after someone hacked their baby monitor to prank them in a way that seems like it is straight out of a horror film.
A parent was rocking a young kid to sleep when the camera on the couple’s baby monitor remotely activated.
Ontario Provincial Police Constable Liz Melvin told the National Post, “The camera played some eerie music and a voice could be heard indicating the parent and child were being watched.”
Sounds fun, right?
A report released this week by British-based watchdog Privacy International said Pakistan’s powerful military intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was seeking to dramatically expand its ability to intercept communications.
BlackBerry encrypts data such as emails and its BlackBerry Messenger messages sent between a user’s phone and public networks, ensuring greater privacy for users but making life harder for police and intelligence agencies.
Remember back when UK law enforcement detained David Miranda while he passing through Heathrow airport for nine hours, under an anti-terrorism law, claiming that journalism could be terrorism? Apparently, UK law enforcement is really doubling down on that claim, with the new admission that there is an ongoing and open criminal investigation into the reporters who have published Snowden documents.
This is an out and out case where the MPAA is admitting to a plan whereby it will use mainstream media properties to run bogus and misleading stories to “attack” Google, to further the MPAA’s (believed, but misleadingly so) business interests. Is this really how the Today Show and the WSJ pick their editorial topics?
Adelson has bought Netanyahu for one single purpose: to place a stooge of his in the White House. It is an aim that any other multi-billionaire cannot even dream of.
Does Beinart really believe the media complex that gives the War Party a guaranteed platform suffers from amnesia? I hardly think so.
Peter Beinart asks some pretty good questions: he wants to know why the same crowd that lied us into war in Iraq isn’t completely discredited when it comes to their opposition to the recently concluded deal with Iran. No, he doesn’t put it quite that way, in part because, by his own admission, he was one of the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for what he now describes as “one of the most important, and damaging, episodes in the history of U.S. foreign policy.” He frames his question this way:
“I have a fantasy. It’s that every politician and pundit who goes on TV to discuss the Iran deal is asked this question first: ‘Did you support the Iraq War, and how has that experience informed your position?’”
Beinart is right to regard this as a fantasy, because it will never happen. Yet he fails to ask why that is.
Mass murder is defined as the act of killing multiple people, though the particulars differ depending on who is doing the defining. The FBI, for example, defines mass murder as, “a number of murders (four or more) occurring during the same incident, with no distinctive time period between the murders. These events typically involved a single location, where the killer murdered a number of victims in an ongoing incident…”
So why it comes as a shock to anyone that the following actions of a peanut executive could possibly be defined as mass murder is ridiculous.
The feds have recommended a life sentence in the case of former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell who has been convicted in the case of selling truckloads of knowingly salmonella-tainted peanut butter out of his Georgia plant even after the product tested positive or the deadly bacteria.
Shameless U.K. Government minister ‘Fluffy’ Mundell hightails it from an angry crowd protesting against the ‘hurt and misery’ of savage cuts that are pushing millions into poverty and hunger.
British government under Cameron’s watch has been an active and willing partner in the Machiavellian strategy of divide and rule in the Middle East spearheaded by the US and Israel.
Obama picked up where Bush left off, flooding Syrian and Libyan insurgent groups with untold largesse and arms, using the corrupted Arab Gulf kingdoms as conduits for weapons transfers for the sake of plausible deniability.
ISIS themselves have mostly eschewed hostility towards Israel, posting an official statement on social media in July 2014 saying that they’re more interested in fighting “Muslim infidels” than the Zionist state.
Israeli officials have expressed similar sentiments, with Israel’s former envoy to the US,Michael Oren, stating in a September 2013 interview that Tel Aviv “prefers” ISIS and al-Qaeda over the “bad guys backed by Iran,” namely Syria’s Assad and Hezbollah.
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“I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.” — T.S. Eliot
Trishawn Cardessa Carey’s arrest took place as Charly Keunang, a Skid Row resident, was killed by police, in an incident that was captured on camera by a witness and sparked protests across Los Angeles.
During the scuffle, one of the officers dropped a baton. Carey, picked it up, which can be seen in the videos. She does not appear to hit or threaten anyone with it, lawyers argue, but she was quickly tackled by police. She was subsequently charged with resisting arrest and assault with a deadly weapon.
The Connecticut Democratic Party has officially dumped both Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson’s names from its annual fundraising dinner due to their ties to slavery, giving into demands from the state’s chapter of the NAACP.
What is absurd about this is that when Jefferson and Washington were alive, slavery was legal and socially accepted. The utter arrogance of demonizing 18th century men for not living a 21st Century lifestyle is astounding!
Sandra Bland’s autopsy, conducted after her death in a Texas jail cell, showed that the activist committed suicide, the Waller County District Attorney’s Office said. None of the injuries on her body were consistent with a homicide.
The Russian government’s Commission on Legislative Affairs approved a bill that would allow Russia to seize foreign state assets without consulting them.
According to the new bill, Russia will be able to seize foreign state assets from countries that would infringe Russia’s jurisdictional immunity.
The Ministry of Justice said the new law is to bring parity on the existing “jurisdictional imbalance” between Russia and other countries. In other words, Russia will now seize the state assets of other countries in proportion to the amount of Russian assets frozen in those countries.
Fresh controversy has emerged about RAF airmen embedded in an American drone unit, which is known to be carrying out airstrikes in Syria after the charity Reprieve gained access to a joint US-UK memo.
Responding to Reprieve’s request in November, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said there were “currently” no RAF personnel embedded with the United States Air Force’s (USAF) 432nd unit based at Creech airbase in Nevada.
It now appears that the response was not given in good faith – while there may have been no personnel at Creech in November, RAF airmen have been embedded there since 2008 and are there presently.
The MoD confirmed on Wednesday there were indeed UK armed forces personnel currently at the base.
Neither the Parliament nor the government can rescind the VOTE of the Greek people on the July 5 2015.
Under a democracy, the government has a responsibility to implement the NO vote in the Referendum, which was sponsored by the Syriza government in the first place.
If it is not willing to respond to the demands of the Greek people it must resign.
Or be fired.
“It’s outrageous that some House lawmakers voted to ignore the wishes of nine out of 10 Americans,” said Scott Faber, senior vice president of government affairs for EWG. “Today’s vote to deny Americans the right to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown was a foregone conclusion. This House was bought and paid for by corporate interests, so it’s no surprise that it passed a bill to block states and the FDA from giving consumers basic information about their food.”
The following excerpt is from veteran John “Top” Holland’s book, PERFIDY: The Government Cabal That Knowingly Abandoned Our Prisoners of War and Left Them to Die, published by AMERICAN FREE PRESS to document the history of United States government treachery when it comes to finding and bringing home American prisoners of war (POW).
Holistic cancer doctor Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez has passed away suddenly, patients and friends mourn this tragic event Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez has apparently died of a sudden heart attack on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
The mainstream media is on a roll, reporting that, in the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting, there has been a rash of church arsons in black churches in the South and that racists are behind it. Writers on the Internet added fuel to the fire, calling attention to six incidents at predominantly black churches in the South recently. Many criticized what they claimed was the lack of media coverage to the so-called story, but what is the truth about these, and is someone really committing arson? The short answer is, No.
MONROEVILLE, Alabama—Hundreds of Southerners happily lined up at the Ol’ Curiosities & Book Shoppe in this southeastern Alabama town after midnight for the follow-up novel from Nelle Harper Lee, 55 years after To Kill A Mockingbird transfixed Americans, who fell in love with the main fictional character, Atticus Finch.
Finch, modeled after Lee’s own father, Amasa Coleman Lee, who married Frances Finch in 1910, settled in Monroeville in 1912 and died there in 1962. He was a lawyer, member of the Alabama House of Representatives, and editor of a local newspaper. In the book he defends a black man from a murder charge he clearly didn’t commit, and teaches racial tolerance to the prejudiced locals in the fictional town of Maycomb.
Update, from the horse’s mouth: Turkey admits 4 tanks entered Syria to use something called a “retaliation right”:
Texans are so fed up with federal-government overreach that they’re considering taking some drastic measures as a means of reclaiming their sovereignty and independence.
The Obama administration formally announced inspectors general will have to be granted permission by their agency heads to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information – an action that severely limits the watchdogs oversight capabilities, independence, and ability to uncover fraud.
An opinion, issued by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, restricts the inspector general’s “ability to independently access all records in the Justice Department’s possession that are necessary for our audits, reviews, and investigations, and is contrary to the principles and express language set forth in the Inspector General Act,” according to a statement issued by the department’s inspector general Thursday.
GOP strategists are plotting on ways to ban leading presidential candidate Donald Trump from participating in the GOP debates.
The party elites are flummoxed by his rise in the polls.
“Today is a historic day and it is a great honor for us to announce that we have reached an accord on the Iranian nuclear solution, to make our world safer.” Federica Mogherini, European Union high representative for foreign and security policy, said this in Vienna on July 14.
Almost simultaneously, another announcement arrived from the United States: “The U.S. Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have conducted the first flight test of the jointly developed B61-12 guided nuclear bomb from a Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.” (flightglobal.com, July 10) This weapon will soon replace the U.S. nuclear bomb called B61, with between 70 and 90 of them stored in Aviano and Ghedi Torre, part of an arsenal of at least 200 nuclear weapons stored in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey.
The Japanese government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deliberately heightened tensions with Beijing by insisting that the Defence Ministry’s annual white paper, released on Tuesday, include more strident criticisms of China, particularly its activities in the South China and East China Seas. The paper was delayed for more than a week after government parliamentarians branded it as too soft on China and demanded its revision.
The release of the modified defence report came just days after the government rammed contentious new security legislation through the lower house of the Japanese Diet. By raising fears over the supposed Chinese threat, Abe is clearly aimed at trying to blunt widespread opposition to the laws.
The 429-page white paper devoted a third of its chapter on global security trends to China, declaring that Japan was “strongly concerned” about Beijing’s actions.
A high-profile list of U.S. non-proliferation, nuclear policy, Iran, and national security experts welcomed last week’s announcement of a deal between the P5+1 and Iran to curb Tehran’s nuclear program. Opponents of the deal, meanwhile, will make a last-ditch effort to derail the agreement reached in Vienna. They will use the 60-day congressional review period to pressure members of Congress, many of whom owe their seats to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, to vote to reject the deal.
The groups leading this charge may be coming from a point of disadvantage. After all, it’s a tall task to convince Congress to sabotage an agreement negotiated by the U.S., as well as its closest European and NATO allies. But the budgets behind these groups will no doubt amplify their voices, giving them an outsized influence during the next two months.
This illustrates what I was saying the other say about how the big bucks are going to the liars!
In the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, the Turkish government has reportedly given the US permission to conduct air strikes from its soil, according to the Wall Street Journal and Turkish media.
“Gosh. We keep dropping bombs on Assad’s people, and food and weapons on parachutes into ISIS! Embarrassing mistake, that. And that is ALL it is, just a mistake! Only a mistake. A mistake. MIS-TAKE!!!” — Official White Horse Souse
The Israeli Defense Ministry has set up a Thursday announcement for the approval of construction of another 906 settlement units throughout the occupied West Bank, including 296 units in Beit El, on the outskirts of the de facto Palestinian capital of Ramallah.
Polls by ABC news, Associated Press and other major organizations show that Americans overwhelmingly want genetically modified foods (“GMOs”) labeled … and don’t believe that GMOs are safe.
A poll by Pew Research Center finds that two-thirds of Americans think that scientists don’t fully understand GMOs, and therefore cannot guarantee people are safe if they eat genetically modified food
Indeed, most independent scientists – ones not making money from the GMO food manufacturers – say that GMO foods are very concerning.
For example a new study commissioned by Norwegian officials and conducted by a scientific authority on the safety of biotechnologies concludes GMO crops lack scientific data to prove their safety. And see this.
And a poll shows that 68% of American and Canadian doctors think that GMOs should be labeled.
“The fact is that Iran now has extensive experience with nuclear fuel cycle technology. We can’t bomb that knowledge away. Nor can we sanction that knowledge away.”
“You can bomb the whole country for us, right? Kill them all, let God sort them out?” — Nodding Yahoo
British troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia to begin training Syrian rebels, as the UK widens its efforts to combat Islamic State extremists.
Troops will soon be deployed to a desert base in the north of the country to teach rebel volunteers basic infantry skills as part of a US-led training programme.
The mission will mean Britain is training Syrian moderate rebel fighters in four countries, including Turkey, Qatar and Jordan.
“BILL COSBY! BILL COSBY! BILL COSBY! BILL COSBY!” — abcnnbbcbsfox
Most young Americans are still living in an economy that feels like it is in a recession. Yet there are Millennials that are doing well and are thriving in this economy. How are they escaping mountains of student debt? How are they gaining access to down payments to purchase more expensive homes? The short answer is that they have rich parents. This isn’t some Trumpism. This is merely facts that are coming out of research from the Fed, Census, and Zillow.
The New York Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit Monday against the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation (NCLF), with the goal of shutting down the organization and recovering funds raised through fraudulent representations, USA Today reported.
As globalist forces and the international institutions they control openly prepare to plunder humanity’s wealth, Third World dictators and tax-funded “civil society” groups have stepped up their demands for a United Nations tax authority — supposedly to ensure that they all get their “fair share” of the loot from Western taxpayers and businesses. The coalition to create the proposed UN tax regime includes more than 130 national governments and dictatorships involved in the G77, which recently demanded a “New World Order to Live Well,” along with various shadowy front groups funded by the European Union and globalist billionaires such as Bill Gates. Key elements of the plot were unsuccesful, this time, but the global-tax agenda and those pushing it are not going away any time soon — and they did manage to create “Tax Inspectors Without Borders.”
Schools and police are using V-STAG to assess a students threat level:
“The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is a school-based manualized process designed to help school administrators, mental health staff, and law enforcement officers assess and respond to threat incidents involving students in kindergarten through 12th grade and prevent student violence.”
The war on terror is out of control! Watch out that kindergarten kid could be a threat!
Congress won’t get its spending bills done in time for the new fiscal year, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday, saying they’ll need to pass a short-term stopgap to prevent a government shutdown.
It marked a grim admission from GOP leaders who, after winning control of the Senate in last year’s elections, had promised to do better at writing the dozen annual spending bills that keep the basic operations of government running year-to-year.
US source says about 16 decommissioned attack helicopters given to Jordan last year to fend off potential attacks from ISIS.
The pantsuit revolutionary is at it again. Once again demonstrating her populist chops by employing the services of lobbyists to bundle millions in campaign funds. It’s no wonder opinion polls on her have been plunging as of late.
One of the many destructive myths Americans like to tell themselves is that the U.S. government is a staunch defender of human rights and democracy around the world. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
In the latest sign of friction in the European Union over the Greek debt crisis, Poland’s prime minister has reiterated assurances that any bailouts given to Athens will have to be funded entirely by the Eurozone, without any burden on Polish taxpayers.
Several thousand anti-austerity protesters staged a rally in Syntagma Square in central Athens as the MPs in the nearby parliament building were voting on a second package of reforms required to secure a third international bailout from EU-IMF creditors.
Police presence was heavy in the area after last week’s much larger, 12,000-strong protest concluded with clashes, with police using tear gas against Molotov cocktail-throwing youths.
The rally on Wednesday was peaceful for the most part, with the only isolated incidents of violence reported as protesters were leaving the square.
Journalists at Syntagma reported that someone detonated a petrol bomb near the police ranks, but order was quickly restored in the Greek capital.
Late federal Liberal MP Don Randall is being remembered as a hard-working and passionate man by politicians across the nation.
Mr Randall, the member for the West Australian electorate of Canning, was found dead in his car in Boddington, south of Perth, on Tuesday afternoon.
A police spokesman said the cause of his death was being investigated but it was not being treated as suspicious.
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Marine Lance Cpl. Larry L. Wells: Died August 6, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom. Age 22, of Mount Hermon, La.; assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4 (1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed Aug. 6 by enemy action in Najaf province, Iraq.
And of those 500 new potential planets, scientists say, a dozen could be remarkably Earth-like. That means they’re less than twice as large as Earth, are potentially rocky and are at the right distance from their host stars to harbor liquid water.
This focus on finding “Earth-like” planets betrays a certain species chauvinism. NASA looks for planets like our own because we live comfortably here, but in truth we are comfortable on Earth because we evolved here, not because Earth just coincidentally had all the right conditions. Extremophiles on our own world show that life evolves to be comfortable wherever it emerges, and we should not assume that water is the only fluid medium in which life can emerge. Life can (and probably does) exist in the universe on worlds with oceans of liquid methane (such as Saturn’s moon Titan), or even in highly dense gaseous atmospheres such as we see on Jupiter. By wearing the “life as we know it” blinders, we might fail to see a truly extraterrestrial life form right before our eyes!
Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as “El Chapo” (“Shorty”), the feared and elusive chieftain of the Mexican Sinaloa narcotics cartel, was a guest of honor at the 2011 Mexican state governors’ conference held in Mazatlan, according to a well-placed source who contacted the Wayne Madsen Report.
On July 11, 2015, the drug kingpin escaped for the second time from Altiplano prison, a supposedly maximum-security facility located west of Mexico City. El Chapo’s escape came 13 years after he escaped from another maximum security prison, Puente Grande, in Jalisco state. In both cases, El Chapo had help from the inside.
When El Chapo was incarcerated at Puente Grande, he was actually using the prison to run his worldwide drug trafficking empire. The entire prison staff was on El Chapo’s payroll and his easy escape in 2001 was reportedly arranged by then-President Vicente Fox in exchange for a hefty bribe.
Star Trek Beyond, the third in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, will film scenes on location in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this year. The production is likely to be the biggest Hollywood shoot to have filmed in Dubai since Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
Last night we watched the “Second Best Marigold Hotel” which also listed a Dubai production company in their credits. Looks like Hollywood is on the wane as the capitol of world movie-making!
The tragicomedy of the apparent loss of these weapons has shined a light on our counterterrorism policy in now-collapsing Yemen, a subject few in our media care about, judging from the lack of coverage compared to, for example, burning questions about Hillary Clinton’s email server. Our supposedly representative Congress held “closed-door” meetings with DOD officials last week, asking the Pentagon to account for all of this hardware. The Pentagon brass essentially shrugged its shoulders:
Facebook not only considers Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (Shomron), but also parts of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as outside of Israel, according to exposé published Sunday.
The social network updated its advertising system recently allowing editors of popular pages the chance to gear their posts toward a specific geographical location.
However, a great deal of the State of Israel is not considered within Israel’s borders, according to Channel 2.
Areas within the desired country are usually shown ‘highlighted’, whereas areas outside that country’s borders are greyed out, they explained.
On July 10, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was arrested and charged with assaulting a public servant. She was taken to the Waller County Jail; three days later, she was found in her cell dead from what officials called suicide. Both the FBI and the Texas Rangers launched investigations trying to find out what happened.
Dashboard camera footage from Bland’s traffic stop was released on Tuesday. (Note: The video was uploaded to YouTube Tuesday evening; it has since been taken down, after people pointed out errors and inconsistencies in the video, which led many to believe it had been edited.
The Obama administration last night asked a federal judge to reconsider her order to release the Guantánamo force-feeding tapes.
In the ongoing First Amendment battle by 16 press organizations seeking to publish the video tapes of former detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab being force-fed, Judge Gladys Kessler issued an order on July 10th that the government complete key redactions and prepare the tapes for release by September 30th.
Last night, however, the Obama administration filed a motion for reconsideration of that order with Judge Kessler. Justice Department lawyers claim in their filing that releasing the footage will aid extremist groups and say the press have no First Amendment right to the evidence.
We The People have an inalienable right to know if the US Government has committed war crimes!
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that was broadcasted tonight Republican candidate for president Donald Trump berated the reporter for continuing to address polls that shed him in a negative light instead of polls showing his upper-tier status.
“I am leading across the board,” Trump said in the interview. “And then you hit me with this poll that I didn’t see before, where oh, gee, it’s not even that kind of a poll. All i know is I have a very big group of support. And I think one of the reasons.”
“Let me tell you. The people don’t trust you and the people don’t trust the media. And I understand why,” Trump lectured Cooper.
Trump also said the American dream is “dead,” but he will revive it and “make it bigger, better and stronger than ever before.”
Okay, Trump is back on track with the issues, and hopefully will not get drawn back into personality squabbles again.
One of the most significant demographic trends in American history, was the growth of our cities during the 20th century. The industrial revolution lowered the labor costs associated with agriculture, while creating more jobs in our urban areas, thus fueling a mass migration into our cities that continues to this day. However, that trend may be reversing for the first time.
Many have already pointed out how strange (or absolutely fitting but in a chilling way) it is that they decided to put up a statue of Nataraj, the dancing form of the Lord Shiva that some have called the “dance of destruction,” outside of the large hadron collider CERN.
Now ask yourself why they are allowing bizarre dance opera performances inside the collider itself.
Of all the egregious rights violations that have been brought about by the drug war, few are as outrageous and demeaning as asset forfeiture laws. They’ve been used time and time again to impoverish innocent people, or people who are guilty of nothing more than ingesting a plant. But the worst aspect of these laws, is the conflict of interest they present to public servants. It gives them the ability to directly profit off the misery of others.
The latest example of this government sanctioned pilfering comes from Oklahoma, where a recent audit found that at least two public officials used asset forfeiture to pay for their personal expenses. One assistant district attorney used $5000 of these funds to pay down a student loan. Another district attorney was living in a seized house rent free for 5 years, despite a court order to auction off the property. The audit has revealed dozens of cases where forfeited cash, guns and vehicles, were not accounted for.
A humanitarian worker speaks about the emotional impact of going to Gaza one year after the last conflict started
The atrocities committed by the terror group ISIS are so horrific that a high-profile al Qaeda member, an American citizen, purportedly addressed the group directly in a new al Qaeda publication and lectured them that if they keep it up, Allah will not grant them paradise in the afterlife.
“My dear brothers: While no one can deny the considerable strength and prowess of the Islamic State group [ISIS] in military terms, at the same time, the crimes it has committed against Muslims cannot simply be overlooked or forgotten with time, because in Islam there is no statute of limitations,” the late Adam Gadahn said, according to an al Qaeda magazine published recently online. “And if these wrongs are not brought to an end and rectified here in this world, then a severe punishment has been promised both for those who committed them as well as those who encouraged, condoned or justified them, even if from behind a computer or mobile phone thousands of miles away.”
Adam Gadahn’s real name is Adam Pearlman, and he is the grandson of a board member of the ADL! Pearlman had been reported killed in 2008 then (following more of his videos) he was again reported killed in April of this year. But you can’t keep a good hoax down, and while calling him “late” in this article, it appears that the undead Mr. Pearlman is once again stalking the news wires!
Do you think the New World Order will allow you to keep that much money outside their system? Of course not.
Senior administration officials in Washington said on Wednesday they had reached the conclusion that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not interested in any nuclear arrangement with Iran – except for one in which Tehran completely capitulates but is denied sanctions relief in return.
We sort of figured that one out long ago!
For more than half a century, America’s vast literary culture has been disparately policed, and imperceptibly contained, by state and corporate entities well placed and perfectly equipped to wipe out wayward writings. As America does not ban books, other means—less obvious, and so less controversial—have been deployed to vaporize them. The purpose of Forbidden Bookshelf is to bring such disappeared books back to life so that readers may finally learn what those in power did not want anyone to know.
By looking deep into the darker trends and episodes in US history, these brave works help show how America became the land it is today, and how we might start to change it.
Rock Out to Iron Curtain DJ Darla Bea and the Ronelles. Please share and be there Saturday Aug 1st for a fun evening! Support Nik Green in beating his cancer! Benefit dance with 2 rock bands and a great DJ to support expenses for the complementary treatments of Nik’s cancer.
You can get tickets at the door or donate or get your tickets online. Your name will be on the guest list. Special mention will be made from the stage for donors of $100 or more (not the amount)
Nik Green is a Santa Barbara resident, a fantastic musician and recording engineer who has performed and/or recorded with Jimmy Page, Roy Harper, John Sykes, Blue Murder, Barry Palmer, Cougar Estrada, and others.
Nik was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of head, neck and lung, and is undergoing traditional treatments – chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation along with complementary alternative treatments, including non-THC CBD oil, and nutritional support.
I met Nik at the Tenth Anniversary of 9-11 symposium in New York. If you live near Santa Barbara California, you might want to head over to this concert and help Nik out! Thanks!
Netanyahu exaggerated the imminent nuclear threat as much as possible. Remember how many times, over the years, he cited Iran as being only six months away from a bomb? He gave the impression that Israel was prepared to take matters into its own hands by striking Iran’s nuclear facilities, even without US backing. Initially, however, most analysts, including US officials, believed he was simply bluffing.
There were many reasons why the United States didn’t take Netanyahu’s early threats seriously. For one, Israel’s capacity for sustained long-distance military operations remained limited. More important, even substantial US strikes were seen to have the capacity only to delay Iran’s nuclear programme – not stop it.
A horrified father has slammed Disney after a doll from its hit film Inside Out started expressing “suicidal thoughts”.
Andrew Smith, 34, bought the talking doll – named Sadness – for his 11-year-old daughter Regan at a Disney store.
The £15.95 toy is part of a collection of five characters from the animated film, which will hit cinemas across the UK tomorrow.
But Andrew was shocked when he returned home and overheard the doll voicing “suicidal comments” when his daughter pressed its right hand, reports the Daily Record.
The Fukushima nuclear disaster shocked the world when it happened four years ago – and the impact is still ongoing.
Images of flowers taken near ground zero in Fukushima, Japan, have surfaced online, showing daisies which appear to be malformed.
Although the NCRB’s figures appear to show the number of suicides have halved since the same time last year, its methods were not the same. According to the Times of India, the government only took into account the landowners, instead of including all the rural workers. The Times writes that when these are included, the real figure shoots up to 12,360 suicides over the past year, almost 600 more than the previous year. In the most agrarian state in the country, Maharashtra, the record of suicides skyrocketed. The Hindu reports that over 10,000 were registered between 2012 and 2014. In this state, suicides do not only affect agriculture, but all sectors, with a total of 16,300 cases of people taking their own lives in 2014 alone, of 131,000 nationwide. The reforms to the Land Acquisition Bill included the removal of various requirements, like the social impact assessment study and a limitation on return of land to affected families.
What is not mentioned in this article is that farmers in India have lost their farms following the mandated use of BT Cotton, which turns out to be less resistant to the variations in Indian hydrology than the natural variety. The dangers of a single-crop economy are familiar to Indian farmers!
NATO summit planned for July 2016 in Warsaw will not take the decision to establish permanent NATO bases in Poland, John A.Heffern, the Deputy Head of European Affairs for the US State Department told newspaper Rzeczpospolita. The decision was made in spite of Polish diplomats’ efforts to establish such bases.
A native of Southern California, Fr. Seraphim saw nearby Disneyland as the most fitting analogy for the modern West and its leading state, America. No place better encapsulates a society of fakery, “fun,” and narcissism than the Magic Kingdom, itself the center of a media empire whose tentacles relentlessly manage market segments from infancy to adulthood, bombarding populations worldwide with weaponized “entertainment,” i.e. psychological warfare, subversion with a smile. And as America strives toward its destiny, realizing ever more perfectly the revolutionary principles of liberty and equality, so we witness Disneyland Civilization’s evolution into its fullest expression, the digital Gulag.
Gov’t Official: Chilling report from Pacific Ocean… “Silence on the seas” — “Quite literally, there isn’t any fish” — Japan Professor: Fukushima posing reproduction risk to marine life, ongoing concern over bio-accumulation of radioactive material
Senator Penelope Wright, Parliament of Australia, Mar 5, 2015 (emphasis added): “Like many others, I read an article in 2013 by Ivan Macfadyen called ‘The ocean is broken‘. It was published in The Sydney Morning Herald… He is an experienced sailor, so he had the ability to compare his experience then with… other trips. It was chilling. It was heartbreaking really. He had noticed changes in the last years. Basically, he was confronted by the silence that he heard, the silence on the seas, and he realised that this was attributable to the fact that they saw very, very few birds. They also caught very few fish… two fish.”
When children grow up dreaming of becoming scientists they have the purest of aspirations and if they were left to pursue their own studies they would be able to accomplish the unimaginable. Unfortunately, to become a member of the scientific community one has to jump through many bureaucratic hoops until they are eventually inducted into an establishment which is tightly regulated and directed by warmongers and control freak aristocrats.
People spend half of their lives taking classes, passing tests and filling out applications in hopes that one day they can become a scientist and cure a disease. After years of struggling to make the cut they realize that there is no funding for their charitable projects and if they dare step outside of the established guidelines they will be exiled from the scientific community.
Top Republicans vowed Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby prepared for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.
A bigger push against last week’s historic accord in Vienna was being met with a counteroffensive by senior Obama administration officials, who have already spent hours on in-person and telephone briefings with members of Congress.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew briefed the entire House of Representatives and Senate in separate closed-door sessions on Wednesday and will defend the deal at a public Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday.
The FBI chief has warned that the Islamic State has become a bigger threat to the US than al Qaeda as the dreaded group has influenced a significant number of Americans through social media and instructed them to carry out attacks in their own country.
“ISIS has become a bigger threat to the United States than al Qaeda,” FBI director James Comey said, referring to the threat of growing “lone wolf” terrorists at home.
Did you know that the percentage of children in the United States that are living in poverty is actually significantly higher than it was back in 2008? When I write about an “economic collapse”, most people think of a collapse of the financial markets. And without a doubt, one is coming very shortly, but let us not neglect the long-term economic collapse that is already happening all around us.
Reinhard Priebe, author of the EU report, said the tapes suggested senior government officials appeared to be directly involved in “electoral fraud, corruption, abuse of power and authority, conflict of interest, blackmail, extortion, criminal damage.”
The government in turn accused opposition leaders of treason and espionage and said the tapes had been manufactured by foreign intelligence services.
In The Joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten defined chutzpah as “that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.” Today we have a new paradigm for chutzpah: the Israeli government’s demand for “compensation” from the American taxpayers for the Iran nuclear agreement.
Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told the Times of Israel that during U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s visit the Israeli government would discuss “the compensation that Israel deserves in order to maintain its qualitative [military] edge” over Iran. The Obama administration of course is amenable.
Why does Israel deserve compensation (in addition to its $3 billion in U.S. aid every year)? If anything, Israel should compensate American taxpayers!
Whatever it is that did or did not happen in Germany before we were born, America was not to blame. Whatever it is that did or did not happen in Germany before we were born, America sacrificed much blood and treasure to stop. If Israel believed their own stories, one would think there would be some inkling of gratitude, perhaps an offer of compensation to all the families that lost their primary breadwinners on the battlefields of Europe. But Israel does not act like it has anything to be grateful for at all. Indeed their attitude is “We have decided that you did not do enough, that you did not spend enough, that not enough of you died in WW2, and therefore you are obligated to continue giving us money in perpetuity!” The US already gives way too much to Israel, having created a well-armed aggressor nation with an unshakeable sense of racial superiority, and didn’t we already have enough of that in the aforesaid WW2? Worse, the current version of the “We are better than everyone else” club is armed with nuclear weapons! They don’t need our help; they are just greedy!
In the video we see and hear Bland being brutally attacked and arrested for expressing her opinion (after the arresting cop asked her for it), refusing to put out the cigarette she was smoking in her own car, or resisting arrest (let the nonsense of that excuse for an arrest settle in). After Bland is in handcuffs and other cops are present, you can even hear the cop who arrested her trying to work out, while on the phone with someone, a story to excuse his abuse of Bland.
As the cop escalated his physical attack, Bland yelled. Bland cursed. Bland insulted the policeman. She asked him repeatedly to give a logical justification, which never came, for his physical aggression against her.
From Kevin Cirilli and Bob Cusac writing at The Hill:
Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season.
“The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” the business mogul told The Hill in a 40-minute interview from his Manhattan office at Trump Tower on Wednesday. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”
We’ve recently reported that China is preparing for something very big in currency markets this October. We then learned that economic models from two very well known financial forecasters are predicting that governments around the world will run into serious problems starting around October 2nd of this year.
Video has emerged showing two NYPD officers punch and beat a man who was surrendering with his hands raised in a Brooklyn grocery store earlier this month.
Police say the July 7 incident followed an argument between 24-year-old Thomas Jennings and a New York Fried Chicken employee on Saratoga Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant over the price of two slices of pizza.
Perhaps you’ve heard about a tragic rash of dead or missing doctors in one month’s time? Seven have either died under strange circumstances or were victims of brutal murders. There are also five who have simply vanished along with one medical lawyer. Although we make no assertions, thirteen medical workers involved in high profile cases in thirty days, needs documentation. Additionally, most of these cases are simply unsolved.
Watching lawmakers in the Greek parliament speak about the required reforms they have to vote for in order for Greece to start negotiations for the third bailout package is like watching an absurd tragicomedy. It would have been hilarious if it was performed at a time of normality.
An anti-austerity protest was held outside the Greek Parliament in Athens ahead of the vote on the implementation of further austerity measures, Wednesday, resulting in protesters throwing Molotov cocktails at police.
First a bit of an introduction on the meaning of HERO…
The word hero in today’s world is far overused. “Hero” is so much overused it has diluted the value and real meaning and has cheapened the word for those who actually deserve the term.
McCain all by himself nearly sank a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier…
McCain, when a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy was a Navy pilot (they call themselves aviators). July 29, 1967 while on the deck and in his plane on the carrier U.S.S. Forrestal he managed to screw up procedures (officially denied and covered up by him and the Navy and also even promoted on Wikipedia if you care to look–reason to follow). He did a smart ass punk attention getting trick by doing a “wet start” up of his jet.
The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other dictators in countries that make little pretense to being a ‘democracy.’
You might be forgiven for believing that murder has become an official police policy. Yet again we see that another police officer has been cleared of murder – and yet again as the target lay injured, the officer in question continued shooting.
Those folks at the Wall Street Journal are really turning reality on its head. Today it ran a column by Robert Ingram, a former CEO of Glaxo Wellcome, complaining about efforts to pass “transparency” legislation in Massachusetts, New York and a number of other states.
For a long time, we believed that short-sightedness, or myopia, was largely down to our genes. However, over the past 50 years, myopia has doubled among young people. This raised the question of whether something other than our heritage could be causing such a rapid change in eye health.
If We Were Going To See A Stock Market Crash In The United States In The Fall Of 2015, We Would Expect To See Commodity Prices Begin To Crash A Few Months Ahead Of Time – So Guess What Is Happening Right Now?
When global economic activity slows down, demand for raw materials sinks and prices drop. So important global commodities such as copper, iron ore, aluminum, zinc, nickel, lead, tin and lumber are all considered to be key “leading indicators” that can tell us a lot about where things are heading next. And what they are telling us right now is that we are rapidly approaching a global economic meltdown.
Just like everything these days, so called “racial injustice” is being used to push the land ban. According to the idiotic Seattle housing committee, owning your own piece of land no somehow makes you a racist.
…if you stand back and take a broader view of things, what has been happening to the U.S. economy truly is quite shocking. The following are 12 ways that the U.S. economy is already in worse shape than it was during the depths of the last recession…
As the L.A. Times reported on July 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently developing a program to strip the Second Amendment Rights of over four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a “representative payee.” Not only would this amount to the largest gun grab in American history, but according to the published report, would take place without any due process protections for recipients, amounting to a nullification of Second Amendment rights for millions of Americans who don’t pose a threat to themselves or anyone else.
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On paper, you may be innocent until proven guilty, but in actuality, you’ve already been tried, found guilty and convicted by police officers, prosecutors and judges long before you ever appear in a courtroom.
While it privately points the finger at China for massive hacking into the personal data of millions of federal employees, the U.S. government does not plan to publicly blame Beijing, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama’s administration is still debating how it should respond to the breaches, which American officials acknowledge were huge and damaging. China denies any involvement in hacking U.S. databases.
There is no centralized system so trustworthy, no political establishment so free of corruption that the blind faith of the citizenry is warranted. If free people do not remain vigilant they will be made slaves by their own leadership. This is the rule, not the exception, and it applies to America as much as any other society.
Up to 6,000 supporters of Ukraine’s ultranationalist Right Sector movement gathered in central Kiev on Tuesday, calling on authorities to resign. The rally marks a “new stage of Ukrainian revolution,” the extremists’ leader Dmitry Yarosh announced.
The radicals marched through the center of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday evening, gathering on Maidan (Independence Square). The rally largely consisted of people wearing camouflage clothes, waving the red and black flags of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). They were chanting “death to enemies,” TASS reported.
Despite three failed space rocket launches in the past few months, the next crew departed for the International Space Station today.
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, along with fellow astronauts Kimiya Yui of Japan and Russian Crew Commander Oleg Kononenko, launched on their Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:02 p.m. ET for a five-month mission on the International Space Station.
“We’re very confident in the rocket at this point. We’re very eager to fly,” Lindgren said earlier.
Jonathan Cook argues that, in its quest to dominate the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip, Israel is pursuing an increasingly convoluted, confused and contradictory policy which is finally showing signs of backfiring.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Ch. III, “White Blackmail”
Translate: The aviation shamelessly US and coalition launched parachute weapons in broad daylight in areas where there is ISIS are launching new operations to take refineries
‘All these airdrops to ISIS are just mistakes. Snafus. Really. Because we all hate ISIS! We would never create a fake enemy to trick you into war. Honnest! These parachute drops are just innocent mistakes. Inn..O..cent … Missssssss……..takes.” — official White Horse Souse
Tired of TWC “customer service” reps hanging up on you when you yell at them or tell them they don’t know what they doing? Bitch about TWC here.
Okay, so this morning I sit on hold for 27 minutes to get a technician on the line to talk about the dropped connections. And I get this lady in the Caribbean. That is 1/4 the way around the globe! After realizing that nobody has a clue what is causing what is becoming a wide-spread problem I suggested telling my cable modem to drop from 300mbps down to 100mbps and see if that clears it up.
According to Time Warner Oceanic’s own speed test, I am now running at just 30mbps, 1/10th of what I am paying for and 1/3 of what I had before! Well done, Time Warner. You have me a faster modem I didn’t want and didn’t order and now have a much slower connection than I did before!
Congratulation to the Free Palestine Movement for making the step. We are moving rapidly towards a partitioned solidarity movement. The separation wall between the Anti Zionist Zionists AKA AZZ and the rest of us is impossible to deny.
The US congress bailed-out the banking sector, General Motors, and others with $700 Billion from TARP.
The Federal Reserve added approximately $4 Trillion to their balance sheet with Quantitative Easing and other programs in their effort to bail-out the banking cartel since the 2008 crisis.
Cyprus banks confiscated deposits, after the elite and insiders exited early, and they called it a bail-in. That confiscation is the template for future bank failures in Europe, Canada, the US and other countries.
We may eventually see similar confiscations (bail-ins) in Greek banks, as well as in Spain, Italy, Ireland, the United States, and others.
There must be a better way!
In an attempt to find an alternative to Russian gas supplies, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk has announced that American company Frontera Resources Corporation will be working in the country to build a liquefied natural gas terminal.
The company believes it has prospective resoures of 365 billion cubic meters of gas, with 266 billion cubic meters of recoverable resources.
Ukraine stopped buying gas from Russia on July 1st, and Kiev believes Western financial institutions, such as the IMF, may provide the country with $1 billion to purchase natural gas. However, with the worsening crisis in Greece they would not be wise to bet on such help being guaranteed.
Tehran should release US citizens detained by the Iranian government and assist in finding an American who went missing in the country, US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Pittsburgh.
“Journalist Jason Rezaian should be released, pastor Saeed Abedini should be released, Amir Hekmati, a former sergeant in the US Marine Corps, should be released,” Obama said. “Iran needs to help us find Robert Levinson.”
The president added the United States will not relent until “unjustly detained” Americans come home.
These “unjustly detained” people walked across the border into Iran where they were arrested for espionage. That being said, Iran would be smart to acquiesce to this demand, to gain maneuvering room for future negotiations.
From SSRIstories above – List of school shootings known to be linked to SSRIs
Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Colombine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.
Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.
Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.
Jarred Viktor, age 15, stabbed his grandmother 61 times after 5 days on Paxil.
Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.
Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..
A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.
TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.
Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) ? school shooting in El Cajon, California
Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.
Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head.
Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.
Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.
Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide ? hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet.
Kara’s parents said “?. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil?”)
Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)
Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.
Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.
Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.
Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.
A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.
Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”
Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.
Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School ? then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.
Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school.
Out of the so called experts that have been repetitively used in western media to prove that ‘Russian Separatists’ shot down MH17 one of them has jumped out at me the so called ‘Australian Ballistics Expert’ Dr Stephan Fruehling from the SDSC at the Australian National University.
I remember Dr Fruehling from my time studying at the SDSC@ANU as a pimply faced, heavily accented nerd that had no idea about academic investigation who handed back assignments to students because they didn’t fit in the political agenda that he was teaching. I wondered how he had suddenly become a world expert on ballistic missiles since my time studying there. The truth is he hadn’t but his statements were being used as ‘proof’ in western media and the bloggosphere stooges like Bellingcat that ‘Russian Separatists’ had ruthlessly shot down a civilian airliner killing 298 innocent civilians.
“Edward Bernays was Sigmund Freud’s nephew. He believed that the population had to be manipulated in a democracy to keep order. As I mentioned yesterday, Bernays was instrumental in getting women to smoke for his cigarette company client and to get the American people to support a CIA overthrow of a Guatemalan government that was uncooperative with United Fruit Company. Bernays uses the lowest instincts of humans and appeals to those “animal spirits” over their better judgement to influence mass viewpoints.” This summary of the roots of modern U.S. propaganda techniques was sent to me by Jay Taylor, LINK.
Josef Goebbels implemented Bernays’ theories and techniques in crafting the infamous Nazi Germany propaganda machine. As Naom Chomsky chronicles in his preface to Bernays’ book, “Propaganda,” the U.S. Government and U.S. corporations hired Bernays in late 1920’s in order to utilize his techniques on the American public. The rest, as they say, is history…anyone remember 9/11?
A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings
by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to
reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency
obtained by WBEZ.Scott M. Ando, chief administrator of the city’s
Independent Police Review Authority, informed its staff in a July 9
email that the agency no longer employed supervising investigator
Lorenzo Davis, 65, a former Chicago police commander. IPRA investigates
police-brutality complaints and recommends any punishment.
While he served as a visa officer in the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for instance, he was obliged under threat of dismissal to issue visas to persons hired clandestinely by the CIA to become trained-in-the-USA terrorists. Most of these psychopathic thugs were clearly and legally unqualified to be issued visas. There is every reason to believe the “Visas for Terrorists” program remains fully operative today. It takes a lot of expendable terrorists to run a global terrorism op.
Springmann places his experiences both within the context of the historical roots of the U.S. Empire and within its current ongoing global destabilization project.
Divorce lawyers all over America are rejoicing today while shopping for a new Porsche as the worst nightmare of those who use the internet to engage in finding partners for extramarital sexual flings has been realized.
Popular online flesh bazaar Ashleymadison.com has reportedly been hacked and the intimate data on up to 37 million users compromised. Yes, THIRTY SEVEN MILLION. The website’s tagline, “Life is short, have an affair” pretty much tells all one needs to know about its views on marriage and morality.
On Monday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner held a news conference in London to announce their new project: injecting $100 million and a whole lot of brain power into the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, an endeavor they’re calling Breakthrough Listen.
A teenage boy working at Buckingham Palace revealed he was groomed and sexually abused by a VIP pedophile ring there.
The lad was also assaulted at the Royal Family’s Scottish retreat Balmoral, according to shocking Home Office files, reports the Sunday People.
In a heartbreaking note, the boy – then just 16 – told how he was the victim of “exploitation of the highest order”.
The chilling claims could now be the subject of a police investigation into historic allegations of child sex abuse in the 1970s and 80s – linked to MPs and powerful figures.
Maybe these sickos do it just for the thrill. I mean, they have everything in life they want, no challenges, nothing left to accomplish. It must be boring as hell, and maybe they cannot feel anything at all unless they step as far outside socially accepted norms as they can.
Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.
Long confined to the sidelines, the so-called BDS movement appears to be gaining momentum — so much so that Israel has identified it as a strategic threat on a par with Palestinian militant groups and the Iranian nuclear program.
Not getting the coverage the pill-heads in Chattanooga or Charleston did!
Seattle is on the cutting edge of nanny state-ism with a new citywide ban on throwing any compostable material into the trash, no matter how gross, smelly or disgusting it might be. The city government is serious about this — so serious that they have deputized the trashmen as a sort of secret police who are being ordered to rat on residents’ trash habits to the nannies at Seattle Public Utilities.
In its policies toward Greece, the “Troika” — a new shorthand for the combined will of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund — has actively and enthusiastically embraced Maggie Thatcher’s social and political philosophy, memorably captured in her chilling assertion, “There is no such thing as society.”
Che Guevara’s visit to Gaza in 1959 was the first sign of transforming the Zionist colonization of Palestine from a regional conflict to a global struggle against colonialism.
The trigger was the Bandung conference in 1955 and the resulting Non-Aligned Movement, whose members has just recently shaken the yoke of foreign domination. The stature of Nasser, as a world leader in the struggle against Imperialism and colonialism, brought world leaders to see for themselves the devastating results of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, clearly demonstrated in Gaza refugee camps.
Gaza Strip became the symbol of Palestine. This tiny sliver of land (1.3% of Palestine) remained the only place raising the flag of Palestine. It carried a major part of al Nakba burden when it became the temporary shelter for the inhabitant of 247 villages, expelled from their homes in southern Palestine.
As a side note, the Cuban flag that was raised in Washington yesterday was the very same one that was removed 54 years ago. It shows the determination and hopes of the wonderful Cuban people.
A higher percentage of children live in poverty now than did during the Great Recession, according to anew report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Tuesday.
A whistleblower has accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of intentionally violating its own policy toward combat veterans to keep thousands of applicants from receiving their healthcare benefits.
Details on the 6th dead doctor who was murdered in his Florida home like several others…
President of Greek Banks Association Louka Katseli appealed at the citizens to return their money to the banks. “Banks are absolutely trustworthy,” Katseli told Mega TV “as guaranteed by the ECB and the Bank Association, but they would have been even more powerful if 40 billion euros had not been withdrawn in the last months. Katseli, a former PASOK Minister, appealed to citizens to return their deposits to the banks “now that the banks are open” after a three-week holiday and capital controls.
‘It is ironic that the distinguished Ambassador of the United States (Samantha Power) accused my Government of destabilizing the region and terrorism.’
The country that invaded two countries in our region and created favorable grounds for the growth of terrorism and extremism is not well placed to raise such an accusation against my country, Khoshrou said.
He noted that feckless and reckless acts of the United States in our region for so many years are at the root of many challenges that we are now facing in our neighborhood.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is involved in a government effort to disarm America’s veterans and seniors who may lack the capacity to manage their finances.
And it’s not just veterans facing this scrutiny: now it’s anybody who gets Social Security.
New documents obtained by The Daily Caller reveal that ATF, a division of the Department of Justice, is working with the FBI and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter veterans who get VA benefits into the government’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Apple stock peaked in April and since that time, shares have lost 9% of their value.
Israeli forces are choking, beating, and abusing Palestinian children as young as 11, arresting and coercing them into confessions without granting them access to lawyers or even informing their parents of their whereabouts, a new investigation from Human Rights Watch reveals.
The mainstream media and their high-paying pharmaceutical sponsors make it seem like disease is random, striking people without warning. In this way of thinking, people start to feel like helpless victims. They can quickly become scared and lose touch with their bodies and minds. They start lining up for routine medical checks and injections. Sometimes, fear-stricken patients end up submitting to barbaric medical practices like a mastectomy or hysterectomy. Yes, doctors now encourage women to anticipate cancer by cutting off and gutting out their healthy body parts!
Freak out on this classic 1970s exposé about the CIA’s Project MKUltra 1950s LSD mind control experiments: “Mission Mind Control (ABC Closeup 1979)”
Iowa’s largest newspaper has called on Donald Trump to drop out of the 2016 presidential race amid the furor over the real estate magnate’s weekend comments about Sen. John McCain’s service during the Vietnam War.
They must really be scared of Trump. He’s leading the GOP polls, the best chance to win the White House, and still they want him gone!
The apparatchiks are hoping McCain’s “star power” will prevail against Trump, but McCain’s star is quite tarnished as the independent media covers the story about McCain’s true background. Trump is right. Allowing yourself to get captured does not make you a hero. Fellow POWs imprisoned with McCain claim he wasn’t tortured because McCain cooperated with the North Vietnamese, including making “Tokyo Rose” style propaganda for them! During his aviation career, McCain lost 5 US planes, making him an enemy ace! Then there was the “wet start” disaster and cover-up on the USS Forrestal. McCain was right at the heart of the denial of surviving POWs in Vietnam (so the US government could refuse to pay war reparations it had promised) . Then there was the Keating Five scandal, and finally, John McCain actually thought Sarah Palin would be a good Vice-President!
Greece supports the plan of building a natural gas pipeline jointly with Russia to be an extension of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, new Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy of Greece Panos Skourletis said on Monday at the ceremony of responsibilities’ handover from the former minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. Skourletis said the plan of building a new Greek-Russian gas pipeline in the territory of Greece is supported. It opens new opportunities to be used, the minister said.
Yes, he is serious about this, ladies and gents. No plans to let trained professionals take their weapons to work to defend themselves against terrorists…because that makes perfect sense.
Besides, who needs a bullet when you can just adjust the blinds? Ridiculous:
But that outrage was missing ten years ago, when a political group attacked another Vietnam veteran — then-Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic nominee who sought to unseat Bush’s brother, the incumbent president, during the 2004 election.
Instead, Bush praised Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group that lobbed attacks questioning Kerry’s service record in Vietnam — attacks McCain unequivocally criticized in 2004 as “dishonest and dishonorable.”
Puerto Rico’s budget director ratcheted up the risk of a default on some agency securities, saying cash from the commonwealth’s operating budget won’t be redirected to make debt payments due next month. The comments from Luis Cruz, director of the Office of Management and Budget, come as Standard & Poor’s slashed its rating on the Public Finance Corp.’s bonds to CC from CCC-, calling an Aug. 1 default on the securities a “virtual certainty.”
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been ordered by a federal appeals court to release nearly 10,000 records to a university research group investigating Chiquita Brands International’s support of a terrorist group in Colombia. The National Security Archive, based at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, had to sue to get the documents, which were requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It took its case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which directed the SEC to release 9,257 pages of records produced by Chiquita related to the AUC payments.
Retired US General Wesley Clark suggested that radicalized youth in America and other Western nations should be segregated the way Nazi sympathizers were held in camps during World War II.
America and its allies need to get tougher on young men, who may become radical Islamists, said Clark, who is best known for leading NATO troops during the Kosovo war. The former Democratic presidential candidate made the comments in an interview on MSNBC in response to the shooting at a recruitment camp in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that left four Marines killed.
Ignoring the fact that the shooter in Chattanooga was (as all the other mass shooters) on prescription anti-depressants.
US Joint Chiefs of Staff nominee Joseph Dunford has declared Russia to be America’s greatest threat this week, and it looks like a well-orchestrated anti-Russia policy, Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams point out.
This point will ever be focused on in the mainstream media for long. More gun laws won’t save anyone. Criminals are called such because they commit crimes. They do not follow laws.
If you want to know why gun control doesn’t work, you only need to look at one photo to see why.
For the first time, scientists have announced the genetic modification of human embryos (germline modification), in a study conducted by researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, and published in the journal Protein & Cell.
A London-educated scion of wealthy family and the eldest daughter of totalitarian President Erdo?an, Sümeyye Erdo?an, more than once announced her intention to be dispatched to Mousl, Iraq’s once second-biggest city and ISIL’s stronghold to do relief works as a volunteer which drew public ire and vast condemnation from Turkey’s opposition parties. Moreover, the Turkish opposition parties accuse the administration of Recep Tayyip Erdo?an of seeking diligently to hide the truth concerning numerous financial malfeasances Erdo?an son, Bilal Erdo?an, is involved.
Erdogan daughter is invloved in treating ISIL wounded people in secret hospitals in Turkey… His son is also involved in big business of running smuggling and theft operation of Syrian stolen goods shipped to Turkey…It’s inconceivable that US government does not know about this..US media never talked about Turkey’s involvement in supporting ISIS, which is a NATO country!
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s scare tactics aren’t a revelation of Iran’s power but of his own weakness in terms of the deal’s ratification. He expects the American people to believe impossible things about the Iranians. It’s not that there’s a single dictator like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, who could be imagined perhaps to break with reality and commit suicide via nuclear. No, Netanyahu wants us to believe that a vast network of actors—the ayatollahs and the president and their advisors and staffs, the negotiators for the recent deal, their own staffs, et al—are all waiting for the day when they can end the comfort and power and wealth they’ve worked so hard to gain. To say that it strains credulity is an understatement. How much of what Netanyahu says is similarly overblown? Israel does face threats from groups at its borders. How do we evaluate those threats as Netanyahu describes them now that his capacity for insane hyperbole is fully known? Is Hamas the threat he says it is?
A second shocking video in as many weeks has been released showing a top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.
In this video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby body parts with undercover investigators posing as officials with a biotech company that acts as a middleman to sell aborted baby body parts to universities and other places that conduct such research. Gatter is a senior official within Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’ Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood affiliate medical directors.
The sum of the secrets McCain has sought to hide is not small. There exists a telling mass of official documents, radio intercepts, witness depositions, satellite photos of rescue symbols that pilots were trained to use, electronic messages from the ground containing the individual code numbers given to airmen, a rescue mission by a special forces unit that was aborted twice by Washington – and even sworn testimony by two Defense secretaries that “men were left behind.” This imposing body of evidence suggests that a large number – the documents indicate probably hundreds – of the U.S. prisoners held by Vietnam were not returned when the peace treaty was signed in January 1973 and Hanoi released 591 men, among them Navy combat pilot John S. McCain.
The reason Hanoi did not release all the POWs is that the US failed to pay the reparations Nixon had promised to Vietnam to bring the war to an end. Hanoi held onto the POWs and the US Government decided it was cheaper to abandon the POWs and claim they had never existed.
When the US attacked Afghanistan the purpose was to remove the Taliban government which had given guest status to the al-Qaeda leadership. Only a few weeks later, that job was done.
The alleged purpose of the occupation of Afghanistan then changed into hunting down al-Qaeda remnants. But those had already fled to Pakistan and elsewhere.
The US military instead started to hunt and kill former Taliban members even when those were just local farmers or former Taliban leaders who had given up any fighting and were willing to cooperate. This manhunt and the accompanying torture and killing of civilians revived the Taliban movement and a new revolt, now against the US occupation and its puppet government, started. The alleged purpose of the US military in Afghanistan changed again.
Predictably, the mainstream and legacy media are using this tragedy as Exhibit A in their relentless push to paint the United States – whites, primarily – as racist, bigoted and intolerant. Unfortunately, and despite government statistics that actually show that whites are more commonly victims of so-called “hate” crimes – too many of our citizens will buy into the lie once more, making it ever more difficult for blacks and whites to reconcile.
But there is another predictable element to this mass shooting as well, and it is a connection getting far less attention in the press and in the political arena than it should: The alleged S.C. church shooter, Dylann Roof, was taking a dangerous mind-altering drug like virtually every other mass shooter ever since the late 1990s Columbine High School shooters, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.
ANA-mpa reported that American actor Johnny Depp also purchased a Greek island late last week for €4.2m. The island of Stroggilo is located in the Aegean Sea near the popular Marathos island.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are also reported to have expressed interest in the Greek islands.
Nearly one in four children is living in poverty in the United States, a higher percentage compared to the poverty rate during the Great Recession in the late 2000s, according to a new report by a child advocacy group.
About 22 percent of Americans kids, 18.7 million, lived in low-income households in 2013, a four percent increase since 2008, the Annie E. Casey Foundation said in a report released on Tuesday.
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hat tip: Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange and economist Marc Abela
Economist Marc Abela explains in the video that Japanese are awakening to the fact that their government serves interests other than those of the Japanese people:
Prime Minister Abe works for increasing and ongoing financial support of US unlawful and lie-began wars, including keeping the US military on bases in Japan.
Abe works for increased domestic surveillance similar to the US and UK.
Japan, as all former imperialist nations, creates what they use for money as debt. These mechanics are like adding negative numbers forever, and cause increasing, unpayable, tragic-comic total debt.
Despite Japan’s debt, they are a leading buyer of US debt with $1.2 trillion.
Robotics is not leveraged to decrease work time, but used to drive wages down and cause the people to work ever-increasing hours to survive.
It all started when Michigan resident Richard Houghton was driving through Wisconsin, where he was pulled over by a police officer. The reason? He apparently had an air freshener hanging from his rear view mirror, and a GPS unit on his dash, which according to the police officer, were obstructing his view of the road and were thus illegal under state law. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a small amount of marijuana. Houghton was arrested and charged with 2 years of probation, and his car was seized under civil forfeiture laws.
For the first time in six years, China has updated the status of their national gold reserves. As part of their move to join the IMF’s basket of currencies, they were asked to come clean on the amount of gold they’ve accumulated in recent years. However, the numbers they’ve given have left investors feeling skeptical.
Officially, they now have 1,658 tons of gold. The last time that number was updated in April of 2009, it stood at 1,054 tons, which is roughly a 60% increase, and places their gold haul above Russia’s. That’s pretty impressive, but it falls far short of what investors had expected. When they first announced that they were going to reveal their stockpile two months ago, the most conservative estimates placed their gold holdings at 3000 tons, or double what they recently reported. Due to the fact that China is the largest gold producer, and nearly the largest gold importer, their current numbers are dubious at best.
Anybody who thinks this is the real Chinese gold bullion holding hasn’t been paying attention. It is much, much higher………..KT
In an incident of disturbing irony, a man has tragically died in custody after leaving a Widespread Panic concert on Saturday evening. Troy Goode was a 30-year-old chemical engineer and a father to a 15-month-old child. Let’s be clear: the actual cause of death is not officially known at this time.
Witnesses were disturbed by what they recorded…
Jeb Bush’s work as an adviser at Lehman Brothers and Barclays puts him squarely in the middle of two of the largest financial crimes in recent history.
Israel doesn’t want Hamas and likeminded groups destroyed. It wants them weakened, contained, isolated in the case of Gaza, and used as pretexts for occupation harshness.
It allies with takfiri terrorists to achieve its objectives – notably the Islamic State (IS). It supplies weapons. It treats its wounded in Israeli hospitals.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a speech to parliament on Tuesday that the country’s nuclear deal with the West was a great defeat for Israel.
“Never before was the Zionist regime so isolated, even among her own allies,” he said.
BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) has opened for operations in Shanghai, and will seek to deploy its $50 billion initial capital to fund infrastructure and sustainable development projects.
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong and NDB chief Kundapur Vaman Kamath attended the ceremony, China Radio International reported.
At the inauguration ceremony Jiwei was quick to point out that NDB will serve as a complement to the existing international financial system and would focus its efforts on innovation and governance. The same message was echoed by Vaman Kamath.
“Our objective is not to challenge the existing system as it is but to improve and complement the system in our own way,” NDB President Kundapur Vaman Kamath said.
Murika (the i is silent)
Derp er what? Turn on the game! I want to adopt an commentators opinion as my own and relay it to my friends in the same room. = apolitical entertainmentoholic
Pothead The only issue i know anything about or care about is legalizing weed. It can cure cancer make you grow wings to fly with and hemp can be used to build spaceships and castles and we’ll all get free chocolate and what was I talking about i forgot why i was here. hey got any bud man?
its all the Joooooooooz!
Don’t vote it doesn’t matter the elite control everything they are probably spying on you right now through your computer and listening to everything we say. They are gonna kill 80% of the population and put you in a camp. Fema, jade helm, illuminati, luciferians, send $19.95 to Alex Jones. =jones towner
America’s relationship with its “allies” can in fact be characterized as a collection of feudal relationships, with the nature of the relationship being very much dependent on the power of the vassals. There are in fact several categories of vassals. Category I includes countries like UK and Israel which actually enjoy a pretty privileged relationship.
The Greek debt crisis is on the radar screen today. It’s a pity that 99% of publications are devoted only to the implications for Greece and eurozone. This issue should be considered in a broader context. The implications should be analyzed at global scale.
Restaurants and supermarkets were hurriedly re-pricing their products to account for a near-doubling of Value Added Tax from 13 per cent to 23 per cent.
The Australian government wants to increase the GST [ VAT ] from 10% to 15%…..KT
In the summer of 2001, while the American media kept the people distracted with “All Condit All The Time”, the US Government was informing other governments that we would be at war in Afghanistan no later than October.
Within the first four days of his capture, while in his initial interrogation (26-30 October 1967) at the Hoa Lo prison in Hanoi, and while recovering from his shootdown wounds in the North Vietnamese military hospital (31 October 1967 through mid-December 1967), John McCain provided military information far beyond that which the Code of Conduct – and that which other POWs, while undergoing extreme torture – refused to divulge to the enemy. Colonel Ted Guy, McCain’s Senior Ranking Officer (SRO) while they were both imprisoned at the Plantation prison complex in Hanoi, gathered information from various sources after the POWs were released in March 1973.
With McCain supporters continually touting his heroism and attacking Democrats that served honorably in Vietnam like John Kerry and Al Gore, the unavoidable embarassment that their standard bearer may have been the biggest American traitor since Benedict Arnold, confidence in Conservative news sources has to disappear, at least with veterans.
On the other hand, according to one source, McCain’s collaboration may have had very real consequences. Retired Army Colonel Earl Hopper, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, contends that the information that McCain divulged classified information North Vietnam used to hone their air defense system…McCain told his North Vietnamese captors, “highly classified information, the most important of which was the package routes, which were routes used to bomb North Vietnam. He gave in detail the altitude they were flying, the direction, if they made a turn… he gave them what primary targets the United States was interested in.” Hopper contends that the information McCain provided allowed the North Vietnamese to adjust their air-defenses. As result, Hopper claims, the US lost sixty percent more aircraft and in 1968, “called off the bombing of North Vietnam, because of the information McCain had given to them.”
John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.
Sen. John McCain, perhaps the Senate’s most outspoken voice in favor of military action in Syria, was caught playing poker Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about giving the president authority to use force in the war-torn country.
Shocking claims were made that McCain may never have been tortured and that he instead spent his wartime captivity collaborating with his captors and broadcasting Communist propaganda, a possibility that seemed almost incomprehensible to me given all the thousands of contrary articles that I had absorbed over the decades from the mainstream media. How could this one article on a small website be the truth about McCain’s war record and everything else be total falsehood? The evidence was hardly overwhelming, with the piece being thinly sourced and written in a meandering fashion by an obscure author, but the claims were so astonishing that I made some effort to investigate the matter, though without any real success.
A couple weeks ago I wrote a post on why customers complain about Drupal — the short version is that they either had incorrect expectations, or “developers” who were in over their heads. Nothing wrong with Drupal there. There are some very legitimate downsides to Drupal from a technical perspective, however. Here are our top 6, and why they’re not enough to keep us from recommending and using Drupal for nearly all our work:
A U.K.-based agricultural research organization recently threw away nearly $5 million on a failed field trial of experimental, genetically-modified (GM) wheat. Rothamsted Research says it is “disappointed” that the transgenic crop, known as “whiffy wheat,” utterly failed to deter aphids, succumbing to the same amount of insect damage as real wheat.
Many have wondered for years about the exact capabilities of the submarines Germany exports to Israel. Now, experts in Germany and Israel have confirmed that nuclear-tipped missiles have been deployed on the vessels. And the German government has long known about it.
Obviously other folks are having problems with Drupal.
It’s 2015, and bad font files in webpages will still pwn your machines
Leaked emails have exposed plans by Hacking Team and a Boeing subsidiary to deliver spyware via drones for sale to government agencies.
The scheme proposed the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to deliver Hacking Team’s Remote Control System Galileo spyware via Wi-Fi networks from above. Boeing subsidiary Insitu and representatives of Hacking Team enthusiastically discussed the deal after meeting up at the International Defense Exposition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi back in February.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has all but lost contact with its Philae lander on Comet 67P – and attempts to reestablish communications are being hampered by the rock itself.
Philae, which was dropped off onto the comet from its mothership Rosetta, has more or less been silent for days.
Rosetta, which still orbits Comet 67P, has been flying as low as 153km above the rock’s surface as the spacecraft searched for a way to contact its Philae lander. But in the last week, the dust coming off the comet has obscured Rosetta’s star trackers, which are used by the ESA team to navigate safely. As a result, the mothership has been shifted up into a higher orbit of between 170 and 190km from the surface.
Someone or something has ponied up about $50,000,000 in order to “jump the queue” and take immediate delivery of 3,500,000 ounces of silver this month.
The Vietnamese figured that because POW McCain’s father was of such high military rank that he was of royalty or the governing circle in the United States. Thereafter the communist bragged that they had captured “the crown prince”and treated him as a “special prisoner.”
48th Munich Security ConferenceLess than two weeks after McCain was taken to a hospital, Hanoi’s press began quoting him giving specific military information, including the name of the aircraft carrier on which he was based, numbers of U.S. pilots that had been lost, the number of aircraft in his flight, information about location of rescue ships and the order of which his attack was supposed to take place.
There is also evidence that McCain received “special” medical treatment from a Soviet physician.
The Cuban embassy on Monday officially opened in Washington, D.C., exciting the many who support restoring diplomatic relations with the Caribbean nation for the first time in 54 years.
But another raised flag in the U.S. capitol should not signify the end of the American effort to reestablish official ties with the country, Cuban officials and human rights activists said.
The Iranian defense minister has ruled out any access to the country’s military sites and information by foreign parties.
“We will by no means allow any [foreign] authority access to our military and security secret,” said Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, noting that the resolution of outstanding past and present issues “have been agreed on with the [International Atomic Energy] Agency and we will act accordingly.”
Iran’s Foreign Ministry says UN Security Council Resolution 2231 does not cover the Islamic Republic’s military capabilities including its ballistic missiles.
Iran will continue to enhance its defense capabilities to safeguard its sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity against any potential acts of aggression as well as the threat of terrorism in the region, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued on Monday after the Security Council adopted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Israeli security forces have performed “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children, chocking, beating and threatening kids as young as 11, a global watchdog said in a report.
“Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children as young as 11,” a report published by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.
Russia says military exercises underway in Ukraine, led by the United States, could have disrupting consequences for the country’s peace talks.
The maneuverability of Russia’s Cosmos-2504 military satellite launched on March 31 from the Plesetsk test site has alarmed the US Air Force, which thinks it may potentially be an “on-orbit anti-satellite weapon.”
So just what does that XB-37B robot shuttle doing that is less provocative?
Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.
Might as well give it back. The US only clung to Guantanamo bay to annoy Fidel after the Cuban people kicked out their US puppet ruler Batista. Aside from a convenient place to hide the torture used by the US in prisoners of war, Guantanamo serves no real strategic purpose.
Canada’s central bank, the Bank of Canada, announced a 0.25 cut in its prime lending rate last Tuesday, reducing it to 0.5 percent.
The move means that over the past six months, the bank has halved the rate at which it lends money to Canada’s major financial institutions. It has done so in response to a deterioration of Canada’s economy and mounting global economic turbulence.
While the UN Security Council passed the Iran deal in a unanimous 15-0 vote on Monday, Iran’s parliament, the Islamic Constituent Assembly, or Majlis, holds the power to revise or delay key parts of the nuclear deal with Iran–even as President Barack Obama and world powers seek a UN Security Council resolution before the U.S. Congress can review the deal.
“I’m gonna get my war! I’m gonna get my war! I’m gonna get my war! ” — Nodding Yahoo
Oscar-winning film director Laura Poitras is suing the US government to find out why she has been searched, questioned and subjected to enhanced security screenings over the past six years, being stopped over 90 times during the course of her travels.
The number of Americans carrying concealed firearms has exploded in recent years, and contrary to the narratives and fearmongering peddled by anti-gun-rights activists, the sky did not fall. In fact, according to the most recent data, not only did the sky not fall, murder rates and violent crime over the same period have plunged dramatically — demolishing the claims of gun-control proponents, while bolstering the pragmatic case for even broader proliferation of public firearms ownership.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) has reiterated its stance on glyphosate’s carcinogenic profile and now calls it ‘definitely genotoxic’ – just to be sure the world understands that Monsanto is causing harm to human beings and animals fed GM food.