News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.” — Malcolm Forbes
VIDEO: HYPOCRITE HILLARY TRIES OUT COMEDY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
When Hillary says she has spent time with regular people, she must be referring to Secret Service agents, chauffeurs, and her friends on Wall Street.
I have Trump’s AWESOME aeronautical response.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on a bill intended to streamline nuclear power regulatory rules, in order to allow safer and more efficient next-generation reactors to replace those being decommissioned.
By now, Angela Merkel is used to it. Whenever she meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the confidential content of their discussion appears in an Israeli newspaper a few days later.
But the story that appeared in Israel Hayom, a free, pro-Netanyahu newspaper on Feb. 16 surprised even the German chancellor. “Merkel: This Isn’t the Time for Two States,” was the headline. That was the chancellor’s message to Netanyahu, the paper claimed, during the German-Israeli government consultations that had just taken place in Berlin.
Merkel’s advisors were furious. The Israeli premier had apparently twisted her words to such a degree that it seemed as though she were supporting his policies. In fact, though, Merkel had repeatedly made it clear to Netanyahu that she believes the effects of Israeli settlement construction in the occupied territories are disastrous. The settlement policy, she believes, makes it unlikely that a viable Palestinian state can be established in accordance with plans aimed at a two-state solution. Any other approach, Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are convinced, would ultimately transform Israel into an apartheid regime. Netanyahu, however, has not shown himself to be the least bit impressed by such arguments.
NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.
Work confirmed the number of troops to be sent to the border with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. He said the reason for the deployment is Russia’s multiple snap military exercises near the Baltics States.
“The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the borders, with a lot of troops,” Work said as cited by the Wall Street Journal. “From our perspective, we could argue this is extraordinarily provocative behavior.”
A short memo to US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work: these Russian snap exercise are temporary; NATO’s deployments in Eastern Europe appear to be permanent.
President Obama has suggested that people like Greg Mannarino who are exposing the fraud for what it is are just peddling fiction. And just this week the President argued that he saved the world from a great depression and that the closing credits of the 2008 crash movie “The Big Short” were inaccurate when they claimed that nothing has been done to fundamentally curb the fraud and fix the system under his administration. But as Mannarino notes, the President and his central bank cohorts are making these statements because the system is so fragile that if the public senses even the smallest problem it could derail the entire thing:
Let’s just look at the stock market… there’s no possible way at this time that these multiples can be justified with regard to what’s occurring here with the price action of the overall market… meanwhile, the market continues to rise.
According to CNN, yet another close encounter took place between the U.S. and Russia yesterday, as a Russian SU-27 allegedly conducted a barrel roll over top of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic sea. The incident was in international airspace according to the Defense Department.
This is the second time a Russian jet has allegedly barrel rolled over a U.S. plane flying over the Baltic, and the incident marks the fourth close encounter between the two countries just this month, as tensions continue to rapidly escalate between the two countries.
The Russian SU-27 approached alongside within 25 feet of the U.S. aircraft, and then flew inverted over the top of the plane to the other side, according to Lt. Col. Michelle L. Baldanza, a U.S. Army spokesperson.
It appears that the Obama administration is hell-bent on provoking war against Russia.
It would be very interesting to see just how far from “international airspace” the US reconnaissance jet had actually strayed.
The long lists of contributory factors to our growing ill-health distract us from the real source of our national health crisis: our food/illness/healthcare system is sick, and so it’s no wonder we’re sick, too. The only possible result of our unhealthy food/illness/healthcare care system is ill-health.
Understanding the Food / Illness / Healthcare System
What does a government do when it’s caught in a flagrant lie? If you are the U.S. government, you simply tell another lie — and laugh at anyone who tries to call out your hypocrisy.
Setting aside his oft-parroted no-boots-on-the-ground imperative, President Obama announced Monday the U.S. would be quintupling the number of special forces troops deployed to Syria to fight Daesh (the so-called Islamic State). In fact, the announcement was made later on the same day Obama claimed to have “ruled out” the deployment of ground troops…
Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have stormed Baghdad’s highly fortified, US established Green Zone, also home to the US Embassy, uninvited, the biggest in the world.
All staff of the Japanese, French, British, Australian, Jordanian, Emirates and Saudi Arabia Embassies have moved in to into the American Embassy, it is being reported.
Entrances have been reported sealed and tight security imposed to protect the Iraq Central Bank and other government banks, says an unconfirmed report. However, the Guardian contradicts stating that: “A guard at a checkpoint said the protesters had not been searched before entering. About ten members of the armed group loyal to Sadr were checking protesters cursorily while government security forces who usually conduct careful searches with bomb-sniffing dogs stood by the side.” (1)
Moreover: “Rudaw TV showed protesters chanting and taking selfies inside the parliament chamber where moments earlier MPs had been meeting.”
OK, the US government’s nightmare scenario, which I predicted might well happen some weeks ago, has actually begun to unfold in Iraq; and none of the US government’s options look terribly good right now.
Any attempt at a decap strike against the popular Shiite Cleric, Muqtada Al Sadr, who has demanded a massive change in the way this country does business, will probably start a revolution, leaving no US military personnel or financial asset, safe in this country.
The US military could, wisely and intelligently, leave the country completely, but that would telegraph, painfully clearly, that the invasion and occupation of Iraq had been one hell of a huge mistake; and the US government and military are pathologically incapable of admitting, for all the blood and money spent, that they have made a mistake.
So what I think the US military and government officials will attempt to do is to flood the country with a massive infusion of more troops; however, that may well be way too little, and way too late.
Remember; it was Muqtada Al Sadr around whose leadership was formed the Mahdi Army, a formidable military group.
Under the current circumstances, I would imagine that he could “get the band back together”, i.e., reconstitute that army, with lightning speed, and will fight any elements, including the US military, which prevent the Iraqi people from getting their country back.
Unfortunately for the US government, its members’ collective and pathological inability to think any scenario through to its logical conclusion has been a blight on both foreign and domestic policy; the situation on the ground in Iraq suffers from the same lack of disciplined vision.
And the US government and its military are not going to have a “Saigon Moment” if Muqtada Al Sadr’s movement is victorious; the US government will have a “Tehran 1979 moment”.
And the brutal truth here is, the US government has brought this upon itself, and has no one else but itself to blame, if and when Baghdad falls.
China has denied a U.S. aircraft carrier entry into a Hong Kong port, according to Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban.
“We were recently informed that a request for a port visit by a U.S. carrier strike group, including the USS John C. Stennis and accompanying vessels, to Hong Kong was denied,” he said. “We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong, including with the current visit of the (command ship) USS Blue Ridge, and we expect that will continue.”
It was not immediately clear why the Stennis was denied port access.
My guess is that the “We gotta nuke China before the Yuan displaces the dollar” might have something to do with it.
The Obama regime is desperate to overcome the consequences of his political, military and economic failures of the past six years and establish the US as the uncontested global economic and military power.
At this stage, Obama’s supreme goal is to leave an enduring legacy, where he will have: (1) surrounded and weakened Russia and China; (2) re-converted Latin America into an authoritarian free-trade backyard for US plunder; (3) turned the Middle East and North Africa into a bloody playpen for Arab and Jewish dictators bent on brutalizing whole nations and turning millions into refugees to flood Europe and elsewhere.
Once this ‘legacy’ is established, our ‘Historic Black President’ can boast that he has dragged our ‘great nation’ into more wars for longer periods of time, costing more diverse human lives and creating more desperate refugees than any previous US President, all the while polarizing and impoverishing the great mass of working Americans.
With the exception of the P5+1 deal with Iran, everything this man has touched, geopolitically, or economically, has become an absolutely and thoroughly wrecked, epic fail.
This desire to lock in his “legacy” is obviously driving Obama to set up conditions where it is only a matter of time, in the twilight of his presidency, that we will be at war with both Russia and China.
I would like to politely suggest that these wars will be absolutely suicidal for this country, because right now, the American military doesn’t have the weaponry, the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a war with Russia and China.
A narcissist of the highest order, President Obama is pathologically incapable of taking responsibility for anything wrong which has gone on in this country during his watch; that is a dangerous quality in any governmental leader, let alone the person with the honorific title “President of the Free World”.
A Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, federal prosecutors said.
Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, entered the plea in U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
This is absolutely uncanny how right Perot was.
This is a historic clip that should be required viewing for everyone in America. Runs 2 minutes.
A day after her release, D. is already weary of the receptions and interviews, and of being the heroine of the hour. She replies to questions with the demonstrative reluctance of an adolescent whose parents are driving her nuts with their tiresome nagging. Her expression is one of weariness and revulsion, possibly tinged with sadness. Her face lights up for a second, however, when we ask whether she was happy to be released. No, she wasn’t happy, she tells us. She misses S.P., a boy from Kafr Aqab, a Palestinian suburb of Jerusalem. She saw him very briefly in the posta (slang for prisoners van) on one of her trips to court, and hasn’t stopped thinking about him since. Here are photos of him on Facebook. A small boy of 12, head shaven, handcuffed, in a military court. And here’s another image of him, from before he was arrested: a studio portrait in which he’s wearing a black shirt and red tie.
The jailing of children, then having them sentenced to prison terms, is “Business as usual” for Israeli police and judges.
But whether this little girl was actually carrying scissors when she was arrested is not the point.
She was allegedly asked if she planned to do harm to Israelis, and she was said to have confessed to her intent.
But I have to wonder if she was actually questioned in Arabic, which she understands, or Hebrew, which she does not understand, thought that such a confession would keep her out of jail.
But the point of incarcerating Palestinian children is to attempt to completely break their spirits, and teach them learned helplessness at the hands of the Israeli occupation; that is the real, and only, point of such incarceration.
James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, two psychologists whose firm made at least $81 million designing torture techniques for the CIA, “did not create or establish the CIA enhanced interrogation program,” their lawyers have argued. It’s a strange claim — especially now that promotional material for Mitchell’s forthcoming book calls him the “creator of the CIA’s controversial Enhanced Interrogation Program” and brags that the book offers “a dramatic firsthand account of the design, implementation, flaws and aftermath of the program.”
I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning!!
Turkey deployed soldiers to a new military base in Qatar on Thursday as part of a security agreement which visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said would help counter threats to both countries.
The move marks a strengthening of cooperation between two countries that have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Davutoglu told students at Qatar University that the base, Turkey’s first overseas military installation in the Middle East, was not intended for any specific operation but was a “presence for stability”.
“I came here and I met with our officers. I told them Qatar is your second home, you are not in a foreign country,” he said.
“I can tell you now that the security and stability of Qatar is like the security and stability of Turkey. We want a stable and secure Gulf. Turkey and Qatar, we have the same destiny,” he added. “We face the same threats.”
Let’s look at a map of Qatar, and the countries which surround it:
This military contingent placed in Qatar suddenly gives Turkey access to the Persian Gulf; the Strait of Hormuz; the Gulf of Oman,and the Arabian Sea.
And for what purpose?!? but if you take a look at what is on the other side of that body of water the answer becomes quite clear; access to Iran, potentially for trade, and protection of trade routes.
As reported at haaretz.com on 16 April, 2016:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to boost trade between their two countries at talks Saturday following the lifting of most international sanctions on Tehran. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories They also agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism during their meeting at Erdogan’s lavish palace near Ankara, just a day after Iran was accused of supporting extremists at a summit of Muslim heads of state in Istanbul.
Rouhani boycotted the closing meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in protest at the rebuke. His meeting with Erdogan focused on the Syrian conflict and trade between the two neighbors. In a joint press conference, Erdogan said he hoped bilateral trade would reach $30 billion annually. It currently stands at just $10 billion after years of sanctions. After being brought in from the cold following last year’s nuclear deal with world powers, Iran is being courted by both Europe and Turkey as a potentially lucrative market for trade and investment.
Now, I don’t know in what currencies this trade will take place; but I can tell you one thing for an almost absolute certainty: it won’t be done with US dollars!!
Early in 1935, a passenger ship bound for Haifa in Palestine left the German port of Bremerhaven. Its stern bore the Hebrew letters for its name, “Tel Aviv,” while a swastika banner fluttered from the mast. And although the ship was Zionist-owned, its captain was a National Socialist Party member.
Note: Hitler founder of Israel!
The FBI doesn’t know how the hack used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5C works, and yet it paid in the region of $1m for the mechanism, which can used again to unlock any other iPhone 5C running iOS 9, according to reports.
Tass news agency said special forces Snr Lt Alexander Prokhorenko was posthumously awarded the Hero of Russia medal by President Vladimir Putin.
He died after calling in a Russian air strike to hit IS fighters who had surrounded him, Russian media reported.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged presidential candidate Donald Trump to reconsider his use of the phrase “America First” as a slogan describing his approach to foreign affairs, citing its anti-Semitic use in the months before Pearl Harbor by a group of prominent Americans seeking to keep the nation out of World War II.
Note: Everything is ANTI-SEMITIC TO ADL. I AM SICK OF THIS CRAP!!!
The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations claimed that the Syrian Army is readying to launch offensive operations against Islamic State (ISIS) in both Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.
“This is what the Syrian Army is doing with support from the Russian Air Force. As a result of these actions, Palmyra has been recaptured and now they are planning to launch an operation towards Deir Ezzor and Raqqa. Fighting is taking place against groups like Al-Nusra Front in Aleppo and a few others places,” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin told Russia’s RIA news agency on Friday.
The claim comes a mere day after the Syrian Army appeared to begin mobilizing for a large-scale offensive into Aleppo against Nusra and other groups, an offensive which the Russians are also likely to lend air support to.
US-Russian showdown is looming in the horizon after the arrival of 250 US special operations forces to Hasakeh, Syria, and the number is believed to reach 500 in the coming days.
European Department for Security and Information Secretary General Haissam Bou Said Divulged that US special operations forces dispatched to Rumelan, province of Hasakeh, in Syria were tasked with “preparing for a ground invasion if and when the truce fails.”
“And we will make SURE the truce fails!” — Official White Horse Souse
The Pentagon said on Friday that its attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October was not a war crime because the attack was not intentional. The military released a redacted 3,000-page internal investigation into the deadly bombing, which destroyed the only free trauma center of its kind in the country’s northern region and killed 42 patients, staffers and caretakers.
“The label ‘war crimes’ is typically reserved for intentional acts,” Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said on Friday. “The investigation found that the tragic incident resulted from a combination of unintentional human errors and equipment failures, and that none of the personnel knew that they were striking a medical facility.”
This is how completely morally bankrupt the US military has become, in its defense of the indefensible; and for Votel to state that military personnel didn’t know they were repeatedly shelling a hospital, and blame this on botched technology coupled with battle fatigue, is a lousy excuse.
So why, really, did the US military shoot up this hospital, and assassinate both patients and medical professionals?!
Well, here’s the deal, as reported in November of 2015, surprisingly, by CNN:
Last month’s U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders medical compound in Afghanistan appeared precisely focused on the main hospital building, the charity said in its internal review of the strike released Thursday, noting that the building’s GPS coordinates had been provided earlier to the military. The Taliban took Kunduz, Afghanistan’s fifth-largest city, in late September, resulting in fierce fighting with Afghan forces. Did U.S. know airstrike target was a hospital? Did U.S. know airstrike target was a hospital? 02:05 As the fighting intensified, Doctors Without Borders said it reaffirmed the GPS coordinates of the main hospital and administration office building at its Kunduz center with the U.S. Defense Department, Afghan Interior and Defense ministries and the U.S. Army in Kabul in a September 29 email. “Confirmation of receipt was received from both U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Army representatives, both of whom assured us that the coordinates had been passed on to the appropriate parties. “Oral confirmation was received from the Afghan Ministry of Interior. MSF also shared the GPS coordinates with a U.N. intermediary who confirmed transmission directly to Operation Resolute Support,” the charity said in its review. High-ranking Taliban at hospital? In the week leading up to the strike, Doctors Without Borders said, patients had shifted primarily from being with the Afghan government and police to injured Taliban combatants, and on September 30 around 65 of about 130 patients in the hospital were Taliban. These included two patients who appeared to be of higher rank. “This was assumed for multiple reasons: being brought in to the hospital by several combatants, and regular inquiries about their medical condition in order to accelerate treatment for rapid discharge,” the charity said. The following day, a U.S. official in Washington asked the organization whether the Kunduz hospital or any other its locations had a large number of Taliban “holed up,” the report said. The hospital confirmed the hospital was full of patients who included wounded Taliban. “MSF also expressed that we were very clear with both sides to the conflict about the need to respect medical structures as a condition to our ability to continue working. A U.N. civilian/military liaison advised MSF to remain within the GPS coordinates provided to all parties to the conflict as ‘bombing is ongoing in Kunduz,’ ” the report said. Calm, quiet night Doctors With Borders staff confirmed it was quiet and calm at the Kunduz hospital the night of the airstrike. “No fighting was taking place around the hospital, no planes were heard overhead, no gunshots were reported, nor explosions in the vicinity of the hospital,” the review said. The charity said the gates were shut and a coordinator conducting a nightly security round reported that the center “was calm, with no armed combatants present, nor any fighting on the hospital grounds or within the audible vicinity. All MSF guards were on duty and MSF was in complete control of the compound.” Doctors Without Borders said Taliban and Afghan government forces had complied with a no weapons policy at the center and “medical staff were making the most of the quiet night to catch up on the backlog of pending surgeries.”
So, it appears that the US military, having known and confirmed the GPS coordinates with MSF, made a decision, understanding that all patients, including the Taliban, were completely complying with the “no weapons” policy at the hospital, to assassinate as many Taliban as they could, and hey, if they blew away staff… hell, that was only collateral damage.
The grisly and brutal message was, that even in what should have been the sanctuary of a highly acclaimed charitable medical group, the Taliban could be picked off and murdered by US troops with impunity, and that was precisely what happened.
And General Votel, you should be bloody ashamed of yourself for signing off on this lame excuse for the attack; this is your professional equivalent to Colin Powell’s “yellowcake uranium” moment in front of the UN regarding Iraq, which was yet another lie spun for the consumption of US citizens and the world at large to further the US government’s agenda.
I would like to politely suggest that if I, as an ordinary American citizen, can research this to its ultimate, and most reasonable, conclusion, so can millions of other Americans.
Votel’s narrative about the attack just doesn’t hold water, plain and simple.
An American author and political analyst says the US political system is absolutely rigged, and Hillary Clinton was hand-picked by the establishment to be the Democratic nominee for president.
Stephen Lendman made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while commenting on a statement by US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who said he plans to remain in the presidential race despite losing four of the five states in Tuesday’s primary voting.
Sanders, a US senator from Vermont, said Wednesday at a campaign rally in West Lafayette, Indiana, that he would remain in the race through the Democratic Party’s national convention in July.
Donald Trump’s rally in Costa Mesa, California, was marked by violent protests from “almost entirely Latino” individuals, many waving Mexican flags, that led police to arrest at least 20 – though eyewitnesses said supporters of the billionaire businessman were all peaceful and the swell of aggression stemmed solely from the opposition camps.
The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed.
More than 1,000,000 people have signed the boycott pledge against Target, following the secretive decision by executives to open all of their stores’ bathrooms and changing rooms to people of both sexes.
Late Thursday night, roughly 75 people a minute were adding their name to the petition as it clicked over 1 million, just after 10:30 pm Eastern Time.
While future historians will make that judgment, this government is, without question, the worst I have witnessed in my lifetime. Specifically, I’m speaking of the government we have had in place since this country’s entry into the 21st Century.
This assessment includes both the Bush and the Obama administrations, the Congress, together with various other government departments and agencies from the State and Defense Departments to the Pentagon and the CIA. The degree of incompetence and lack of wisdom and judgment in governing this nation is simply astounding.
Why do I call this the worst government; what are the facts and the evidence that would support this premise? While we could compile an endless list of its shortcomings let’s concentrate on just 5 areas in which it is completely failing this country and its citizens:
We are now advised that 250 more American troops are being sent to Syria solely to “advise and assist” the Syrian “people.” Translated from propaganda, this means that our military forces in Syria will be increased to a total of…. well, who really knows, and not to include in-country CIA and armed American “contract employees,” or the raiding air crews from carriers and nearby land bases. Nor can we be certain which side of the several shooting and gassing each other will our advisers and assisters be “helping.”
Seems to me we’ve heard this song before. Korea comes to mind, and especially Viet Nam, from where 60,000 of our ultimate force in excess of half-a-million “advisers and assistants” were sent back home in wooden crates before we retreated to leave that land to its natives and their conquering masters.
Jeremy Corbyn, the man who just a few months ago was a ‘hope for a change,’ is a wimp. For months, the man has unconditionally surrendered to the Jewish lobby. He has systematically betrayed each of his professed core principles. Not surprisingly, the legendary ‘Left Icon’ has even betrayed his friends.
Leftists tend to call each other comrade; they shove the word ‘comradeship’ into every political statement. Apparently, they are unable to grasp what comradeship is all about. Corbyn’s ‘comradeship’ was on display when he failed to stand up for the heroic Ken Livingstone who told the well-established and undeniable truth about Hitler’s support of Zionism and the Havara Agreement. Corbyn just ran away with his tail between his legs.
On Thursday the US Supreme Court approved a change to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. It sounds innocuous, but the effects will be felt around the world. Under today’s rules, US cops and FBI agents need to know where a computer is before they can get a warrant to directly hack the machine – because they have to ensure the judge and court they approach for the warrant has geographical jurisdiction over the physical location of the computer. In other words, a district judge can’t issue a search warrant against someone outside her district
The State Department follies: It is quite remarkable what one can learn or not learn from media briefings at the US State Department. This is the place where the US government presents to the world its views on global events. Others are less charitable – this is where Washington is determined to construct and control the geopolitical narrative.
London mayoral candidate George Galloway put forward a fiery defense of suspended Ken Livingstone, arguing the former mayor’s comments on a Nazi-Zionist accord on relocation were a matter of “historical fact.”
Speaking at length about the Haavara Agreement reached on 25 August 1933 between Germany’s Zionist leaders and its fascist politicians, Galloway told Sky News Livingstone had fallen victim to an “entirely synthetic crisis.”
Security forces raided a suspected ‘terror cell’ in the city of Khimki, Moscow Region.
Speaking yesterday at the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joe Dunford confirmed that US troops in Iraq are “fighting and dying” in combat operations, confirming that the October 22 death of a Army sergeant was in combat.
That admission is a big one, as US officials have danced around the question of “combat troops” by presenting the troops being deployed to Iraq, and elsewhere in the region, as “trainers” or “advisers” in official comments.
Sen. Dan Sullivan (R – AK) pushed particularly hard on the matter, saying he believes the attempt to present Iraq as “non-combat” diminishes the sacrifices of the soldiers slain in the country, and that it iss important to “level with the American people.”
The current Administration has simply undercut any shred of credibility it might once have had by pathologically lying to the American people about everything, from war to employment numbers; you cannot believe anything that anyone says from the Obama Administration, and they have no one to blame but themselves for this.
Syrian army sources claimed Wednesday that they had ambushed and captured a group of vehicles packed with Israeli weapons in the southern part of the country. The sources did not say specifically that the shipment came from Israel but alleged that the weapons and ammunition were marked with Hebrew writing, indicating their origin. The sources also failed to specify the exact location of the ambush, only saying that the vehicles were travelling in the area of Swaida, the main Druze city in the Jebel Druze area.
China and Russia will increase military exercises to strengthen security and defence cooperation amid growing tensions in the disputed South China Sea.
Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu unveiled the plan at a meeting with his visiting Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan on Wednesday, Tass news agency reported.
“We highly appreciate a high level of Russian-Chinese contact both at the state and defence levels,” Shoigu said. “This year we are going to hold more exercises and events than in past years.”
Russian and Chinese leadership are no fools; they can see what’s coming, from a standpoint of US and NATO aggression, and are taking appropriate steps to prevent it, or at least contain it.
As I mentioned in a post the other day, this horrific push toward a new world war, being engineered by by the US government, has two objectives.
First, to distract many Americans from the financial misery in which they have found themselves, courtesy of President Obama’s foreign and domestic policies.
Secondly, to attempt to prevent the rise of the Yuan and Ruble against a badly failing US dollar.
Unfortunately, such a war may well fail for the US government.
And I say this because the painful, and unvarnished, truth here is that the US military does not have the weaponry, the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome of a conventional war against Russia and China.
In Russia and China, when weapons are field tested and deployed, they work as described, or even better.
The US weapons procurement system is corrupt from top to bottom, because our Congressional Representatives get contributions, overt and covert, from the weapons manufacturers, to make sure it is their companies which get the weapons contracts.
How this translates, once US weapons are deployed in the field, is that they are generally delivered late, hideously over-budget, chronically flawed,and don’t come up at all to the standards of performance they were supposed to meet.
Twenty workers at the The Hanford Site nuclear facility in Washington state were sent for medical evaluations after inhaling chemical vapors in the vicinity of a leaking nuclear waste tank which was being transferred, according to US Energy Department officials.
Hanford tank workers were performing routine tasks at the vast nuclear waste site when they all started complaining of headaches on Thursday before being sent for medical evaluations, according to local news station KING.
Enter the Bail-In (not to be confused with Bruce Lee’s enter the dragon, although one might see a correlation with the bank depositors being the recipients of financial karate chops). In the infinite wisdom of many political leaders, the bail-in paradigm is now upon us with the Austrian Government also saying JA, JA to implementing the bail-in option for Hypo Alpe Adria (or should we say Heta Asset Resolution?). And of course all European Union nations were required to pass bail-in legislation for their respective countries in 2016, so do not think this applies only to Austria alone (in fact, the bail-in paradigm is also in place in Canada and the US, so do think this is native to Europe only either). And regarding this matter, a news story from late 2015 reported that The European Commission was taking legal action against the Netherlands and Luxembourg for failing to implement banking bail-in initiatives.
If you think this cannot happen here in the US, you need to to think again, and please, very carefully.
Invest what you can in small amounts of silver and gold. Keep all currency you absolutely do not need to pay the bills under your own personal control; and do not think for one second that bank safe deposit boxes are actually “safe”, during a time of financial emergency. They, and their contents can be expropriated during a time of financial stress.
As reported on 31 March, 2015 at infowars.com:
According to in-house memos now circulating, the DHS has issued orders to banks across America which announce to them that “under the Patriot Act” the DHS has the absolute right to seize, without any warrant whatsoever, any and all customer bank accounts, to make “periodic and unannounced” visits to any bank to open and inspect the contents of “selected safe deposit boxes.” Further, the DHS “shall, at the discretion of the agent supervising the search, remove, photograph or seize as evidence” any of the following items “bar gold, gold coins, firearms of any kind unless manufactured prior to 1878, documents such as passports or foreign bank account records, pornography or any material that, in the opinion of the agent, shall be deemed of to be of a contraband nature.” DHS memos also state that banks are informed that any bank employee, on any level, that releases “improper” “classified DHS Security information” to any member of the public, to include the customers whose boxes have been clandestinely opened and inspected and “any other party, to include members of the media” and further “that the posting of any such information on the internet will be grounds for the immediate termination of the said employee or employees and their prosecution under the Patriot Act.” Safety deposit box holders and depositors are not given advanced notice when failed banks shut their doors. If people have their emergency money in a safe deposit box or an account in a bank that closes, they will not be allowed into the bank to get it out. They can knock on the door and beg to get in but the sheriff’s department or whoever is handling the closure will simply say “no” because they are just following orders.
And here is another confirmation, appearing 3 April 2013, from huffingtonpost.com, giving a little more background on these procedures:
Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few eurozone troika officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets. A joint paper by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bank of England dated December 10, 2012, shows that these plans have been long in the making; that they originated with the G20 Financial Stability Board in Basel, Switzerland (discussed earlier here); and that the result will be to deliver clear title to the banks of depositor funds. New Zealand has a similar directive, discussed earlier here. Few depositors realize that legally, the bank owns the depositor’s funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank’s, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs. (See here and here.) But until now, the bank has been obligated to pay the money back as cash on demand. Under the FDIC-BOE plan, our IOUs will be converted into “bank equity.” The bank will get the money and we will get stock in the bank. With any luck we may be able to sell the stock to someone else, but when and at what price? Most people keep a deposit account so they can have ready cash to pay the bills.
Hundreds of supporters of influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who have been protesting corruption, have stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone. Some have entered the parliament buildings, according to Reuters.
The Netherlands is allocating 1.3 million euros (about $1.4 million) for setting up a news center that will ensure the cooperation of independent Russian-language media in Europe, the country’s Foreign Minister Bert Koenders announced.
The center will enable journalists to exchange news stories and articles in the Russian language, Koenders said in a statement posted on the official Dutch government website on Friday.
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Millan Mulraine, deputy chief US macro strategist at TD Securities, said real personal consumption activity ended the quarter on a weak note.
“As a result, our early tracking for Q2 is now closer to the lower end of the 1.5% to 2.0% range, suggesting a very weak rebound for growth from the disappointing +0.5% q/q performance in Q1,” he wrote to clients.
Technically Incorrect: In a new poll, people merrily admit to giving Facebook their data while in the same breath saying they don’t trust the site.
The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and Boeing Co (BA.N) have held on military space launches for more than a decade.
The Global Positioning System satellite will be launched in May 2018 from Florida, Air Force officials said.
Idiot Harry Reid maintains that paying income tax is voluntary in the U.S.. Harry Reid is the Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate. He’s obviously not very bright. But then again… he is a politician.
In the early 1950s, the U.S. government purchased the world’s supply of LSD as just the first step in a debauched program code-named MK-ULTRA. In an exclusive interview, Ike Feldman, one of the operations kingpins, talks to Richard Stratton about deadly viruses, spy hookers, and bad trips.
“I was a very minor missionary, actually a heretic, but I toiled wholeheartedly in the vineyards because it was fun, fun, fun. Where else could a red-blooded American boy lie, kill, cheat, steal, rape, and pillage with the sanction and blessing of the All-Highest?” CIA contract agent George Hunter White
Watch From Space As Every Ship On Earth Cruises The Seven Seas
Just to be clear, this is NOT an endorsement of unfettered global free trade that destroys U.S. manufacturing jobs while enriching multinational corporations and their shareholders.
This is an endorsement of cool videos from space.
David Miliband is ‘expecting’ to be offered a top job in Hillary Clinton’s White House, it emerged today – just days after he used a high profile interview to shower the US presidential hopeful with praise.
The ex-Labour foreign secretary fled to New York to take up a £425,000-a-year charity job after the humiliation of losing out to his brother Ed Miliband for the Labour leadership in 2010.
And despite recent speculation of a return to British politics to have another go at becoming Labour leader, he reportedly told friends on a visit to London earlier this month that Ms Clinton wants to appoint him as a foreign envoy if she wins November’s US Presidential election.
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THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE IN PARTICULAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE ALIBI OF TYRANTS.
— ALBERT CAMUS, 1913-1960
On May 1st, 2003, George W. Bush stood in a dinky little flying suit on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and in a super stage managed appearance told the lie of the century:
If you go down to the woods today you’re sure to get a surprise – in the form of a weird pulsating slime that can dodge harm.
Researchers have found a yellow slime mould that feeds off fungi and bacteria in forests can learn, despite not having a brain or central nervous system.
Made up of individual single-celled organisms which group together to form a ‘multi-headed’ slime, scientists said the strange yellow slime mould’s ability to learn turns evolution on its head.
Scientists studying the slime mould said it is the first time an organism without a central nervous system has demonstrated it is capable of learning.
Public support for fracking has hit a record low among Brits, while support for the use of renewable energy has reached an all-time high, according to a new government survey.
The photographs, which straddle genres and subject matter, give an extraordinary glimpse into the lives of people living in the region during the 19th Century.
It includes photos of Bedouins, Muslim worshippers, mosques and monuments as well as stunning landscapes.
On Tuesday April 26, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger participated in a Vietnam War Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas. Kissinger discussed his role as Security Adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford during the Vietnam War before opening the floor to questions from the audience. The event was promoted as unrestricted questions for Henry Kissinger because this is likely the last time he will publicly discuss his role in the war…
Nearly 120,000 people had electronically signed the petition by Monday afternoon, just nine days after it was created.
The website states that petitioners have 30 days to get 100,000 signatures in order to get an official White House response.
A similar petition asking the United States to freeze all financial aid to Israel has received more than 24,000 signatures since its conception on July 6.
Both petitions have now been deleted from the WH petition website.
The Syrian Army plans to launch an attack on Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa and its other stronghold of Deir ez-Zor with the help of Russian air support.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, Trump needs to stop using the phrase “America First” because it’s “anti-Semitic.”
“The most noteworthy leader of the ‘America First Committee’ was Charles Lindbergh,” the ADL said in a press release Thursday, “who sympathized with the Nazis and whose rhetoric was characterized by anti-Semitism and offensive stereotypes.”
Incidentally, the hysterical Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake we reported on yesterday took almost the exact same angle in his column, saying Trump using the term “America First” was reminiscent of the “Nazi era.”
Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla says the territory is bracing for countless lawsuits as it becomes increasingly likely they’ll default on their bond payments. So far, US legislatures have delayed approving a bill that would give Puerto Rico a debt-restructuring mechanism.
Microsoft has purchased ten million strands of synthetic DNA to advance cutting edge digital data storage technology. With the amount of digital data doubling nearly every two years, the tech industry is on a quest for a long-term solution to keep track.
The multinational tech company bought the DNA from Twist Bioscience, an announcement confirmed Thursday.
An innocent couple exonerated themselves after secretly recording a Clayton County cop trying to shake them down.
Earlier this year, Mike and Michelle Pierce, who run a thrift and salvage business in Griffin, decided to buy a car from an auction; a decision that would later haunt them. It turned out that the car was stolen.
The Pierces had no clue the car they just purchased was stolen, but as soon as they found out it was, they called 9-1-1 and handed the car over. However, after they turned the car over, police gave it back and then arrested them for having it…
A mob of anti-Trump activists were trying to break through riot police lines and Secret Service security while calling for the GOP frontrunner’s beheading.
One of the recent top stories in 2016 so endemic and explicative of what is going on in banking involves the Austrian financial institution Hypo Alpe Adria, which incidentally was taken over by Austrian Government authorities in 2009 and placed into receivership under an entity named Heta Asset Resolution. Flash forward to about March of 2015, whereby it was revealed that the equivalent of US$8.5 Billion Dollars has disappeared from the balance sheet and as a result that entity has now been taken over by Austria’s Financial Market Authority. So here is the first question: what were these people doing for almost 7 years? I know there was some football championships (soccer for the Americans) on television that might have diverted attention for awhile, but 7 years?
Stuart Littlewood says Britain’s Labour Party is irredeemably riven with Israel’s stooges and challenges it to match its pledge of zero tolerance on anti-Semitism with zero-tolerance of those who use the party as a platform to promote Israel’s interests.
A free-market think tank has called for the privatization of the BBC, calling the broadcaster “no longer fit for purpose” and accusing it of a left-leaning bias.
A report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), an influential London-based think tank, said the BBC’s funding model, a compulsory fee paid by all UK residents with a television set, is out of date.
Confirmation from Montana wildlife officials that one of Yellowstone National Park’s most beloved grizzly bears, Scarface, was illegally killed by a hunter has reignited tensions between tribal and non-tribal hunters.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“To preserve independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval, 1816
Another medical facility has reportedly been bombed in Syria just days after dozens of people were killed at a hospital in Aleppo.
A small mammal has sabotaged the world’s most powerful scientific instrument.
The Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile superconducting machine designed to smash protons together at close to the speed of light, went offline overnight. Engineers investigating the mishap found the charred remains of a furry creature near a gnawed-through power cable.
That happened to JPL when I worked there. Some furry critter got inside one of the main power distribution transformers, caused an arc, and blacked the entire lab out (except for SFOF which has emergency generators).
A 25-year-old software engineer named Edward Mackowiak who worked for Apple has reportedly shot himself in the head at the company headquarters in Cupertino. His death was quickly ruled a suicide just hours later after police found no evidence of foul play at the scene.
The following excerpt is the conclusion to This Is An Uprising:
By 1963, the Dorchester retreat center near Savannah, Georgia, had emerged as a buzzing hub of activity for the civil rights movement in the American South. The site where Project C was hatched was also the home of a thriving social movement ecology.
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis talks with David Gura about what he sees as potential Brexit fallout for the European Union and EU’s ability to withstand another shock similar to the financial crisis of 2008.
As the White House is backing calls for Greece to continue to implement widespread austerity measures
The situation in Brazil—where President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment charges spurred by legislators, many of whom are themselves under investigation for corruption—is hard to grasp at a glance, but glances are all we get in US media. And when it comes to Latin America, elite media haven’t been shy about their disaffection for leftist governments, sometimes going to great lengths to paint them as delusional and dangerous to the region, and somehow to the US.
In a rare bout of public criticism of the Saudi regime, a UK minister has urged the theocracy to speed up an inquiry into its brutal war in Yemen.
Past peace “processes” have resulted in Israel confiscating even more Palestinian land. Nothing positive has ever happened for Palestinians.
Meanwhile a session in the Turkish parliament turned physical as lawmakers went from talk to action. Scuffles erupted in a heated debate over constitutional reform, which could see MPs stripped of their immunity from prosecution.
the blunt truth is that the United States has been at war for years—at least a decade, since we launched a war against Iraq in 1991,
even though Iraq had done absolutely nothing to harm the United States or any American. Our bombing attacks onIraq certainly caused civilian casualties
“The Golan Heights will forever remain in Israel’s hands, “After 50 years, the time has come for the international community to finally recognize that the Golan Heights will remain under Israel’s sovereignty permanently.”
Note: MISCONSTRUED! Israeli officials said Netanyahu’s statements had been misconstrued. How the hell do you misconstrue that!!!
A South African court has revised a 2009 decision to drop graft charges against President Jacob Zuma, saying he should again face a trial over a controversial arms deal in 1999.
“The decision… to discontinue the charges against Mr Zuma is irrational and should be reviewed and set aside,” Judge Aubrey Ledwaba ruled on Friday, adding, “Mr Zuma should face the charges as applied.”
The verdict allows prosecutors to re-open charges against Zuma in connection with a multi-billion dollar arms deal 17 years ago. The embattled leader has denied allegations of accepting bribes from international arms manufacturers at the time.
Levels of ethane in the atmosphere had been falling since the 1980s, but in 2010 a sensor in Europe picked up a surprise increase.
The boom of fracking, a controversial process used to recover gas from within shale by fracturing the rocks, in the United States was viewed as the prime suspect.
Now a single oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, the Bakken Formation, has been found to be emitting about 250,000 tons of the gas – about two per cent of the total produced worldwide.
The UK Parliament may not have the power to stop or reverse the privatisation of the NHS if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership passed at EU level, Unite has warned.
The union cites a letter from Lord Maude of Horsham, the minister for trade and investment, in response to a query from a constituent of Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick about how TTIP would pass into law in the UK.
In the letter, Lord Maude of Horsham says that the UK Parliament could delay the ratification of the final text of TTIP “indefinitely” by repeatedly voting against it in the House of Commons and the Lords.
Gail Cartmail, Unite assistant general secretary, said that it was “a scandal” that MPs may not have the democratic power to stop TTIP, which she said “threatens the irreversible sell-off of our NHS”.
‘They’re trying to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn, there’s a slow motion coup. The real target is Jeremy Corbyn’
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned on Thursday the deployment of 150 US troops to the city of Rmeilan in the northeast of the country.
“This intervention is rejected and illegitimate, it happened without the Syrian government’s approval,” the SANA news agency quotes the ministry’s statement as saying.
GEE, YA THINK?!?!?
The serious question which must be asked, is, why is the US government pushing so hard for war against Russia in Syria in an election year?!?
The answer is two-fold. First, the American economy is about to crash into a wall, and the Obama administration wants a war upon which to blame the crash.
The second is, if in fact, Trump does get elected as President, the Democrats want to hand him the ugliest and most unpalatable plate of economic and geopolitical misery they can conjure.
Central banks have transformed the market–in stocks, bonds, commodities and risk–into the signaling mechanism that tells us all is well. Even though the real-world finances of the bottom 95% continue deteriorating, a rising stock market and suppressed measures of risk signal that the economy is doing well. If you’re not doing well, it’s your personal problem; the status quo is fine and needs only minor tweaks.
Elevating the market into the oracle of economic health creates a systemic risk:If the market tanks, the status quo is called into question. People start asking, is it truly a wonderful arrangement that benefits us all, or is it really just a skimming machine that funnels money and wealth from the many into the voracious maws of the few?
Central banks thwart this existential danger to the status quo by rescuing the market every time it approaches the market clearing event level. (see chart) In a market clearing event, risky loans and bets are liquidated, credit dries up, risk soars and the price of assets falls to levels that once again make fundamental sense.
Members of the press hit back at Obama by advising him to refrain from hypocritical lecturing, accusing the president of being nontransparent and creating an environment in which reporters are discouraged to dig deeper for fear of government reprisals. Others accused Obama of avoiding real reporters and only taking softball interviews.
The arrogance of President Obama knows no bounds. This is a very interesting clip for anyone who hasn’t seen this yet.
We continue our conversation with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as the White House is backing calls for Greece to continue to implement widespread austerity measures, following President Obama’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this week.
Lavrov said Russia would feel compelled to take action if Nato’s military infrastructure stretched to Sweden.
“It’s every country’s right to decide what form its security should take, but one must understand that if military infrastructure approaches Russia’s borders, we would of course have to take the necessary military-technical action. There’s nothing personal in it; it’s just business,” Lavrov told Dagens Nyheter (DN).
When asked what measures Russia was likely to put in place, he said:
“That’s not my job. It’s up to the military, the defence ministry, and the Russian general staff. When they see what potential there is at the other side of the border – right at our border or a little further from our border, then they know what capacity exists there and what can be expected if Nato suddenly decides to stop us in a ‘hot’ way.”
To the Swedish Government: Lavrov is not bluffing, folks. He has weighted his words very carefully, and is talking tough geopolitical cause and effect here.
And to the paper who published this interview on-line; Russia did not “annex’ Crimea.
When Yanukoviych got thrown out and under the proverbial bus, during Ukraine’s US/ECB/IMF-backed “revolution” Crimea knew it had no legitimate government in Kiev.
It then, in a free and fair referendum, with observers, the Crimean people asked Russia if they could rejoin the Russian Federation, and the Russian Federation accepted that proposal. There was not one bit of force, not one bit of “annexation” by Russia. This was a request by the people of Crimea.
That you seem to be unable to get your facts straight on this issue compromises the integrity of everything Dagens Nyheter publishes, either on line, or on paper, and makes it suspect
When I posted my scepticism that we would be given the full truth about the content of the Panama Papers by the mainstream media outlets who were controlling them, it went viral and became the first individual article to be read by half a million people on this blog alone, and a multiple of that as it was posted all round the web, translated into several languages.
I also attracted some derision from establishment propagandists. I had contented that the fact the papers themselves were not made available, but we were rather fed selected information by the western and corporate state media, would limit and slant what the public was told. The initial concentration on Russia, Iran, Syria etc seemed to confirm this. But it was urged that more was to come, and I should wait, and it was suggested I would look foolish when they finished publishing. “Wait and see” tweeted the editor of the lead newspaper, the Suddeutsche Zeitung, in response to my post.
Well I waited, and what happened? The story fizzled out.
The White House labored Thursday to explain a first-quarter economic report showing the weakest growth in two years, even as President Obama was trumpeting his mastery of the economy in a New York Times Magazine interview.
The Department of Commerce reported that U.S. gross domestic product rose 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the third straight sluggish start to a year. Consumer spending and business purchases both fell, continuing trends that could have ominous implications for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as she tries to claim the mantle as Mr. Obama’s successor.
The reason Obama can boast about “… his mastery of the economy.” is very simple; he is completely delusional, and divorced from what the consequences of his economic, and geopolitical, choices have been for the American people.
Good, hard-working Americans whose middle-class lives had been the result of manufacturing in this country have seen their lives destroyed, courtesy to the ever-growing outsourcing/offshoring of those jobs to the cheapest possible labor pools in the world.
And let’s face reality here, folks; at the end of the day, President Obama is no less beholden to his corporate masters than are his Republican colleagues, and that’s the truth, period, end of discussion.
On February 5, 2015, Jeremy Lett was physically attacked, then shot in the torso five times while walking outside his apartment. He died in the hospital the next day. His attacker, David Stith, had a history of violent, erratic behavior – at one point a little over a year earlier, Stith entered a Girl Scouts of America office and began “acting aggressively and screaming obscenities”. On February 27, a grand jury cleared Stith of all wrongdoing in the shooting.
David Stith was (and still is) a police officer.
There is a dangerous radiological threat to the West Coast of the United States that puts the health of millions of Americans at risk. It includes dangers to public health, dangers to the food supply, and dangers to future generations from long-lived radionuclides, including some of the most toxic material in the world. It is not Fukushima, it is Hanford. While radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns is reaching the West Coast, carried across the ocean from Japan, the radiation from Hanford is already there, has been there for 70 years, and is in serious risk of catastrophe that could dwarf the effects of Fukushima even on Japan.
The pictures and videos I captured during my first trip to Palestine in October 2010 came at a cost that included several hours of detention and interrogations at the Tel Aviv airport, courtesy of the fine members of the Israeli military, Shin Bet and the Ministry of the Interior. After a 13-hour international flight, I was held for hours without food or water — and I was forced to use the single-toilet restroom with the door cracked open and a roomful of men on the other side.
And that was just the beginning of incessant stops, searches and other harassment I was subjected to throughout my trip because of the scarf I wear on my head (the non-Muslims in our group did not face the same treatment).
This will not have been the first time in which Google has engaged in blatant pro-Israeli propaganda, and this lady has every reason to feel outraged by this treatment.
I wish her well, and hope she is very much able to get her story out there, as well as the narrative of the Palestinian people.
As the federal government continues in its quest to restrict the rights of gun owners across the country, local law enforcement is stepping up their response.
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Philadelphia, PA – Police apologized on Wednesday after raiding an innocent family’s home and traumatizing a disabled woman who nearly fell down the stairs. Touted as “innovative” and “state-of-the-art,” the Real Time Crime Center mistakenly directed officers to the wrong house and another botched raid.
Around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, cops suddenly broke down the Jardine family’s door and raided their home while holding them at gunpoint. Despite the fact that the family had committed no crime, officers ordered them out of their rooms and placed them in handcuffs during the middle of the night.
“I’m coming out of the shower, and there’s a Pump Action Rifle to my chest,” Angel Jardine told WPVI. “He’s just like, ‘Put your hands up.’ Rifle in my chest, and I’m like, ‘Whoa.’”
Physically impaired after an ex-boyfriend shot her in the head, forty-eight-year-old Ronik Jardine had been asleep in her bed when the cops woke her up and immediately ordered her out of the room.
Violent home invasions seem to have become a signature activity of many police departments in American urban cities.
A Winnipeg mother says she feels “paranoid” about letting her children outside on their own after she came under scrutiny by Child and Family Services when it received a complaint about them playing in their backyard.
Yesterday’s New York Times devoted 6,000 words and a main feature to nothing short of an all-out defense of Obama’s economic legacy. In the process, they went full Keynesian.
From the opening paragraph that detailed Obama’s singlehanded efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy following the 2008 financial crisis, it was clear that author Andrew Ross Sorkin is more than simply a member of the lapdog media. Like a true believer, Sorkin bowed down at the altar of Obama’s government.
To hell with the real story behind the data. To hell with any logical thought processes. To hell with the notion that free markets, not governments, produce opportunity and prosperity.
As Sorkin tells it, the U.S. is now quite peachy.
We have been warning about China’s speculative commodity trading bubble – spewing false signals around the world about the strength of the real economy – and now, as we suggested previously, Chinese authorities have decided to burst yet another bubble they created.Reuters reports that China’s Securities regulator has ordered three major commodity exchanges to “control intraday speculation in commodity markets,” ordering them to “curb trading for investors with no commodity industry background.” Volume has crashed… and just as it did in the equity markets, price will follow.
As Reuters reports, China’s securities regulator ordered the country’s major commodity futures exchanges this week to control speculative trading activity, sources told Reuters, after a surge in prices sparked fears of a boom-and-bust cycle.
That first chart sure looks as though the Chinese market has fallen off the proverbial cliff!
The Supreme Court on Thursday approved changes that would make it easier for the FBI to hack into computers, many of them belonging to victims of cybercrime. The changes will take immediate affect in December, unless Congress adopts competing legislation.
Last week, Target announced on its website that it would allow transgender employees and customers to choose the restroom and fitting room that corresponded with their gender identities. About a month earlier, North Carolina passed a law restricting bathroom access to transgender people, a bill that set off a national debate that has even extended to the presidential campaign.
We speak with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis about the refugee crisis in Europe, and so-called “hot-spots”.
A small town in Pennsylvania is the latest to be targeted by Nestlé Waters North America, which, in typical fashion, is seeking to extract millions of gallons of freshwater to bottle and sell for an obscene profit — whether or not local residents approve.
Nestlé sneakily began testing waters in the Kunkeltown area as far back as 2012; but residents wouldn’t have discovered the desire for its water at all had the mega-corporation not rented an office in the community center, as Truthout reported. In fact, Nestlé’s plans comprise no small operation, as Truthout explained:
It’s not only the obscene profits from these kinds of practices; it is also that the people who live here get absolutely nothing from Nestle’s sale of that water.
But that having been said, it appears that the corporate managers of Nestle have the morals of a dead tree stump, and are so collectively crooked that they have to screw their socks on in the morning.
(And I WILL get angry emails from dead tree stumps, protesting that last characterization, I can assure you!!)
The WFB adds that the incident took place near the Russian city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a port located on the southeastern end of the peninsula, which explains why Russia may not have been particularly enthused with a US spy plane flying virtually on top of its territory.
Perhaps it is merely a coincidence but just weeks after Deutsche Bank became the first bank to admit to rigging the gold market (and agreeing to rat out fellow manipulators) yesterday afternoon the head of Deutsche Bank’s “integrity committee” announced he would resign two years before his time, which is a polite way of saying he was fired.
As the FT reports, Georg Thoma has been fired from Deutsche Bank’s supervisory board two years before his contract ends “after coming under fire from other board members in a battle over how to deal with the German bank’s past scandals.”
Apparently the job was to make it LOOK like Deutsche Bank had integrity, not actually do anything about it. 🙂
Fifty-five members of the French National Assembly have supported the resolution calling on the government not to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU. Forty-four voted against and two abstained. Of the 577 deputies in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French Parliament, 101 took part in the vote.
The resolution, calling on the French government to protest extension of EU sanctions against Russia, was submitted by 85 French MPs.
Thierry Mariani, member of the center-right Republicans party who initiated the parliamentary debate, says the document “calls on the French government not to extend the restrictive measures and economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union.”
It looks as though the EU sanctions against Russia, which were never based on the truth, or the logic of how things were playing out on the ground in Crimea or Ukraine, are starting to crumble, thanks to this legislation in France; vive la France!
This ranks Obama as the fourth worst presidency on record.
Heroin, cocaine, meth, and LSD are among the drugs authorities allege they found at Emily Pitha’s home.
“Because if you are an American, Israel should come first! Because of the holocaust! And, well, yes, I know that Germany did whatever it is that was supposed to have happened, and the US opposed Germany, but you didn’t oppose them ENOUGH!Nowhere near enough! So we OWN you, and thus if you are an American you will always think of Israel first and foremost and forget you have a country of your own … just like the Palestinians … and the US Congress!” — Nodding Yahoo
The International Monetary Fund is demanding additional austerity measures from Greece if it does not hit its budget targets.
Johnson filed the lawsuit pro se, meaning she is representing herself. No attorney is listed in the court documents. The phone number she lists in the filing is disconnected. It was previously listed as a cell phone number for a California dentist, who could not be reached.
Her listed address is a house in Twentynine Palms, California, that has been foreclosed and is vacant, neighbors told Radar Online.
And the egg timer just ran out!
Okay, here’s the proposition — you can have a good job, decent pay, lots of overtime, but only if you give me your grandchildren or maybe your great-grandchildren.
Would you make this deal with the devil?
The Haavara Agreement was an agreement between Nazi Germany and Zionist German Jews signed on 25 August 1933.
The agreement was finalized after three months of talks by the Zionist Federation of Germany, the Anglo-Palestine Bank (under the directive of the Jewish Agency) and the economic authorities of Nazi Germany.
The agreement was designed to help facilitate the emigration of German Jews to Palestine.
Medal struck to commemorate the Nazi-Zionist partnership.
A Porsche was set alight by angry protesters who took to the streets of western France to demonstrate against a hotly contested labour bill.
The rioters in Nantes were among 170,000 of workers and students involved in violent clashes across France which left three policemen with serious injuries in the French capital.
Security forces in Paris responded with tear gas as masked youths threw bottles and cobblestones, as violence erupted in Nantes, Lyon and Toulouse and 57 people were arrested in Marseille today. In total, 124 people were arrested nationwide.
Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor who has long been one of the most prominent voices declaring the company to be undervalued, says he has sold his entire stake in the technology firm, citing the risk of China’s influence on the stock.
After years of high growth, reaching triple-digit percentage points in 2015, Apple now sells more in China than it does in the whole of Europe. But sales in the country are now shrinking, with revenue dropping 26% year-on-year in the company’s latest quarterly earnings.
Lance Simmens’ career was spent in public policy. Specifically, he worked for two U.S. Presidents as well as a couple of senators and governors. Since retirement, he’s been a prolific writer, publishing 180 articles at the Huffington Post over the past 8 years. As such, it came as a great shock to him to discover that one of his recent articles was removed by the Huffington Post shortly after publication. It was the first article ever rejected by the online publication, and the unacceptable subject matter was nothing more than a positive review of the banned everywhere documentary VAXXED.
A volcanic earthquake swarm is being recorded beneath the Crater Lake of Mount Ruapehu since April 26, 2016, GeoNet reports. Swarms of volcanic earthquakes like these are uncommon on Ruapehu in recent years. The most recent eruption of this volcano occured on September 25, 2007.
Britain must end its role as a “safe haven” for white-collar criminals who steal Nigeria’s wealth and resources for personal gain, almost 100 Nigerian civil society groups have told David Cameron.
Rousseau was perhaps the first to popularize the fiction now taught in civics classes about how government was created. It holds that men sat down together and rationally thought out the concept of government as a solution to problems that confronted them.
A government created to be a solution to problems is thus motivated to create more problems to perpetuate and expand itself.
Economist John Williams has long predicted the $16 trillion in U.S. dollar assets held outside of America will be sold in a panic. The time draws near for that scenario to unfold, and Williams explains, “When people start selling the dollar, or dollar denominated assets, you will see the value of the plunge. We have had a remarkable rally in the dollar since mid-2014, and it is up over 30%. It is going to be going down by more than that, and we are going to be headed to new lows.
Normally, a lower dollar would be great for US exports … if we manufactured of grew anything anyone wanted to buy.
Minnesota is home to one in three Somalis in the US, according to MPR News, and Somali leaders in the Twin Cities claim that members of their community are subject to higher scrutiny and harassment from TSA agents.
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour party after he said Hitler had supported Zionism, during an interview where he defended a colleague accused of anti-semitism.
Livingstone refused to apologize for his comments and said people should not confuse criticizing the Israeli government’s policies with being anti-Semitic after being confronted by Labour MP John Mann, who called him a “Nazi apologist” and claimed he was “rewriting history.”
Co-founder of Black Lives Matter movement, Marissa Jeanae Johnson, made a huge announcement today.
She said that all “white folks” should “sacrifice” themselves in order for African-Americans to be treated equally.
So, since they cannot motivate the blacks to work themselves upwards, the solution is to drag the whites down? Sounds like communism to me!
The Zanco Fly is said to be the world’s smallest mobile phone – with a tiny 0.66 screen.
It’s for this reason that prisoners are buying them from Amazon, and then hiding them inside themselves.
They’re proving pretty popular too, with one review stating that the phone is ‘very small and easy to hide’.
Another simply claims to have ‘put it up my butt with no problem.’
Former prison inmate Carl Cattermole, who created a guide to prison survival at prisonism.co.uk, said that smuggled phones were ‘everywhere’ in prison.
He said: ‘Things like iPhones are rare in prison. Most phones go up a bum at some point or another, so f**k an iPhone 6 Plus, or, rather, don’t.
‘You’d look like Spongebob Squarepants: a rectangle with limbs hanging off. Having said that, I knew a dwarf who plugged a Blackberry.’
The “15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis” argument is as phony as the tale of the partially burned passports which miraculously turned up amidst the rubble of New York, DC and Pennsylvania. Remember those? (here) FBI Director Robert Mueller of all people let the ‘cat slip out of the bag’.
From CNN, September 21, 2001:
“FBI Director Robert Mueller has acknowledged that some of those behind last week’s terror attacks may have stolen the identification of other people, and, according to at least one security expert, it may have been “relatively easy” based on their level of sophistication.” (here)
Just two days later, someone at the BBC News also went off script by revealing that “hijackers” were turning up “alive and well’.
So … we all get our money back from the IRS? 🙂
Actually, this is supposedly reparations for slavery during the antebellum era. So, I’ll tell you what. You find someone who actually was a slave back in the antebellum era and I will chip in a couple bucks.
On a more serious note, this reparations nonsense has gone out of control. Here is how it works.
Some greedy group picks an historical event which was legal in its time, then demands that people who had nothing to do with that historical event pay money to another group of people who for the most part are also not part of that historical event.
Israel really got the ball rolling with their demands for holocaust reparations, in which the US pays money to Israel for the Holocaust, even though the US opposed Germany in BIG MISTAKE Number 2. Israel also demands money from Germany (Israel demands money from everyone) but the majority of people in Germany being forced to fork over the cash had not even been born when whatever it is that is supposed to have happened… supposedly happened. Little of the money ever actually reaches those few people who were actually in the German slave labor camps.
Israel has leeched a vast sum of wealth using this scam and it is not surprising that other groups are trying to cash in, such as the descendants of antebellum slaves. The fact that nobody alive today was an antebellum slave or an antebellum slaveholder does not deter them, nor the fact that the descendants of antebellum slaves living in the United States actually have far better lives than the African descendants of those who evaded the slave catchers.
Let me illustrate how silly this all is with a simple thought experiment.
My ancestors ran a station on the Underground Railroad helping escaped slaves get to Canada. Although New Hampshire was a free state, escaped slaves, if caught, were returned to their southern owners. So abolitionists set up a network of homes with hidden rooms to hide escaped slaves during the day, as they moved northward by night.
Now, imagine what would happen if I went up to Canada today and demanded the descendants of those escaped slaves pay me for my ancestors’ assistance to their ancestors? I would be laughed off of the front porch and rightly so. Although I would have helped my ancestors with the Underground Railroad, the hard fact is that I didn’t. I was not alive back them. I can not in all honesty claim responsibility for events that happened before I was born, and neither will I accept guilt for events outside my personal control.
‘We will determine our own paths powered by our technology’, declares PM
But an investigation by The Electronic Intifada has found that some of the most prominent stories about anti-Semitism in the party are falsified.
The Electronic Intifada can reveal that a key player in Labour’s “anti-Semitism crisis” covered up his involvement in the Israel lobby.
Most Labour members so accused are in reality being attacked for expressing opinions in favor of Palestinian human rights and particularly for supporting the boycott of Israel.
Labour activists, many of them Jews, have told The Electronic Intifada that false accusations of anti-Semitism are being used as a weapon against Corbyn by the party’s right-wing.
Competence, compassion and character should drive the men and women who want to lead America’s sons and daughters into battle, the Army’s top general said Thursday as he marked the 100th anniversary of the ROTC program at Norwich University.
“Our sons and our daughters of this nation deserve good leadership,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said to an audience filled with ROTC cadets.
But we got the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama instead!
A developer of the Tor software has been exposed for creating malware for the FBI to help the agency spy on users of the supposedly anonymous tool for internet browsing and communication.
Matt Edman, a cybersecurity expert who worked for the nonprofit privacy project in 2008 and 2009, “contributed significantly to Tor’s codebase” before creating software for the FBI, according to Daily Dot.
Sixteen US service members were disciplined for their roles in the deadly strike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan last October. The Pentagon is set to release an investigation into the bombing on Friday.
Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the inefficiency of an all-volunteer force and how it increases the possibility of conflict.
Before you resurface and freshen up the macadam on the driveway to your house using coal-tar based sealcoats, you had better take note of new research that found those sealcoats are…
An official report yesterday found some of the outposts were so big that staff members had individual offices bigger than the average British family home.
One property in Tanzania was still owned by the EU despite lying empty since 2009.
The European External Action Service, the EU’s foreign office, has set up 140 embassies across the globe – in many cases replicating those already run by member states.
In a scathing report, the European Court of Auditors yesterday warned the diplomats were splashing 165 million euros a year (£128m) on grand buildings that were much bigger than needed.
May 2 will mark the second anniversary of one of the most horrific, politically inspired tragedies in modern European history — the fire in the Odessa trade union building that killed 48 people and wounded another 200.
And just like that the “no brainer” party’s over. Remember when in January 2014 Carl Icahn laid out his extensive thesis on why being long AAPL is the best investment out there? Or when a little over a year later, hoping for even more stock buybacks (even as he was decrying short term activism) he boosted his price target on AAPL to $240? All that is now over and moments ago Carl Icahn admitted that the hedge fund hotel holding AAPL stocks, which consisted of 163 hedge funds as of December 31, has one less member, and he has sold his entire Apple position.
It was a struck by [ Goebbels’ ] Berlin daily Der Angriff to commemorate the co-operation and support given by the Zionist Jewish Agency in helping to make Germany “Judenfrei”. It also commemorate joint visit to Zionist Palestine by SS officer Leopold von Mildenstein and Zionist Federation official Kurt Tuchler. A series of articles on their tour, appearing under the heading “A Nazi Travels to Palestine,” appeared in Der Angriff in late 1934.
Wow, $5 billion.
That’s the stunning amount Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges over its shameful financial scams, which helped wreck America’s economy in 2008. That’s a lot of gold, even for Goldman.
Many think Hillary Clinton’s willingness to use force overseas — most infamously her 2002 vote for the Authorization to Use Military Force in Iraq — was just politics. As I wrote at Focal Points in January:
IT WAS WIDELY ASSUMED THAT CLINTON EITHER SAW THE WRITING ON THE WALL AND THAT RESISTING WOULD ONLY HURT HER POLITICAL FUTURE OR, MORE PROACTIVELY, THAT IT WOULD GIVE A BOOST TO HER POLITICAL FORTUNES (ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT OSTENSIBLY SHOWED THAT, AS A WOMAN, SHE COULD BE TOUGH ENOUGH FOR HIGHER OFFICE).
After bombing a Doctors Without Borders (Médicins Sans Frontières, MSF) hospital in Afghanistan — and shooting at terrified victims as they fled the chaos, and then attempting to cover up its role in the tragedy — the Pentagon is refusing to press charges against any of the 16 service members found to be responsible.
Following a six-month Pentagon investigation, those 16 service members were found culpable in the attack in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on October 3, last year that left 42 patients, staff members, and civilians dead…
The House voted 234 to 188 Thursday to undo a rule proposed by the Labor Department earlier this month that would require anyone getting paid to provide retirement investment advice to act in the best interest of retirees. Many people think that’s already how things work, but it isn’t.
The way things work right now is that brokers who oversee retirement savings accounts can be paid extra to steer their clients into unnecessarily expensive funds or excessively risky investments, without disclosing that fact to their clients. That sort of conflicted investment advice costs Americans saving for retirement $17 billion a year, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
To remedy the situation, the Obama administration proposed a fiduciary rule to keep Wall Street from taking so much money in fees from retirement accounts. The financial industry has opposed the rule from the start, saying it will raise costs and limit the advice investors can receive.
The UN says reconstruction aid to more than 1,350 Gazan families has been suspended due to a dire shortage of building materials, after Israel blocked private imports of cement into the enclave.
Netanyahu is throwing a tantrum over the Golan, so he punishes the Palestinians!
Remembering the only two highest-level radioactive incidents in human history.
Green Party figures, including elected MP Caroline Lucas, are being watched by an anti-extremism spy unit, despite a 2013 pledge by the Met Police only to target actual criminals.
As multiple government organizations express their concerns with the beleaguered F-35 joint strike fighter, the Marine Corps remains persistent, insisting that the unproven aircraft is the future of the US military.
Syrian Arab Army continued its large-scale military offensive against forces of Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Turkistan Islamic Party in north-eastern Latakia Governorate on Tuesday.
As the number of European women joining terror group Islamic State soars, many of them are being trained to fight on the frontlines for the first time, the European police chief has warned.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
The actor Richard Burton once wrote an article for the New York Times about his experience playing the role of Winston Churchill in a television drama: “In the course of preparing myself…I realized afresh that I hate Churchill and all of his kind. I hate them virulently. They have stalked down the corridors of endless power all through history… What man of sanity would say on hearing of the atrocities committed by the Japanese against British and Anzac prisoners of war, ‘We shall wipe them out, everyone of them, men, women, and children. There shall not be a Japanese left on the face of the earth? Such simple-minded cravings for revenge leave me with a horrified but reluctant awe for such single-minded and merciless ferocity.”
Perhaps you’ve heard some organic food advocates say, “We should just roll back the clock and farm the way we used to” — before modern science gave us factory farms and genetically modified ingredients.
Others disagree, saying that we’d all starve if we didn’t use science and technology in farming.
A fascinating account details how British extremist Mohammed Emwazi fled the UK and passed through six countries to became the notorious Jihadi John – the British face of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
On April 26th, Britain’s Guardian headlined “TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial legal right as ‘environmental deterrent’,” and allowed the public to see, in a more-raw fashion than has ever before been exposed, the extent to which the motivation behind U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed ‘trade’ deals is actually to transfer to international corporations the sovereignty we traditionally attribute to national governments, so as to cripple the governments’ abilities to regulate against toxic products, exploitation of workers (extending even so far as to allow the outright murder of trade-union organizers).
Russia’s Defence Ministry is hosting the fifth Moscow Conference on International Security.
The Secretary of the Interior and scientists are drawing attention to a massive die off in seagrass in the Florida Bay. The marine plant deaths threaten not only the submerged ecosystem, but the local sport fishing economy worth $1.2 billion a year.
Political puppets generally have a personal buffer between themselves and the big masters. Woodrow Wilson had Edward Mandell House; FDR had Henry Morgenthau; Barack Obama has Valerie Jarrett.
For Winston Churchill, the personal handler, and a probable homosexual lover (here), was Frederick A. Lindemann a physicist whose German-Jewish family arrived in England when he was about 14 years old. He was known to friends as “the Prof” in reference to his position at the University of Oxford, and as “Baron Berlin” to his many detractors because of his German accent and haughty aristocratic manner.
Lindemann believed that a small circle of elites should run the world, resulting in a stable society, “led by supermen and served by helots.” He believes that science can yield a race of humans blessed with “the mental makeup of the worker bee.”
Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos looks at why Rousseff’s impeachment is a highly political process and not a legal one and how this “legislative coup” can be compared to others in recent Latin American history.
While the Argentine government has recently shown signs that it may take the side of farmers over Monsanto, the international agricultural corporation is not willing to simply accept defeat.
An obscure but very interesting case involving the resurfacing of a Lutheran school playground is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. A court in Missouri has ruled that the state can exclude a Lutheran school from its scrap tire program, which uses recycled rubber to resurface asphalt playgrounds. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who jointly filed a 40-page amicus brief along with Protestant groups in support of the Lutheran school, issued a press release noting, “The case involves a Free Exercise Clause challenge to a decision by the State of Missouri denying a grant for playground resurfacing to an otherwise eligible religious school solely because of its religious affiliation.” The amicus brief is actually quite interesting reading, chock-full of long-established legal precedents and case law regarding benefits given to religious organizations by the state.
THOSE WHO CANNOT SEE THE GROWTH OF FASCISM OR DENY ITS EXISTENCE ARE EITHER THE MANY WHO DO NOT KNOW WHAT FASCISM REALLY IS OR THE FEW WHO PREFER EUPHEMISM – A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN NAME FOR A DISTINCTLY EUROPEAN PRODUCT.
These words, penned by journalist George Seldes decades ago, have seemingly been ignored by American readers.
The dire security situation in Afghanistan is a vivid example and consequence of extremism being used as a geopolitical tool by some states.
It should be clear that the Global War on Terror (GWOT) launched by George W. Bush and perpetuated by Barack Obama is a bust. It is now the longest war in U.S. history; it is now the second most expensive war in U.S. history; and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
We’ve seen mass banker deaths surrounding financial scandals and mass doctor deaths surrounding cover ups.
One has to wonder… is this just the beginning in Flint?
Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake attacked Donald Trump for advocating a policy of “America First,” saying the slogan is reminiscent of rhetoric during the “Nazi era.”
Desperation on the cusp of madness!
On April 27th, NATO member-state Turkey, which on 24 November 2015 had shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter jet near the Syria-Turkey border, refused Russia’s request to investigate Turkey’s having murdered the surviving Russian pilot. (The plane’s weapons-systems officer was rescued, but the pilot was shot dead while parachuting down from the plane.) Turkey admits having in custody the man, Alparslan Celik, who murdered the parachuting pilot. On April 25th, Turkish authorities had said that they might try Celik for murder; but, now, the Turkish Ambassador in Moscow says Turkey won’t.
Retail mogul and former owner of British institution BHS, Sir Philip Green, will be summoned to parliament as part of an investigation into the collapse of the department store chain. He faces calls to give up his knighthood.
As reported on April 20 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, on Natural News, a sample of the Strawberries and Cream flavor of Quaker Instant Oatmeal was shown to contain a whopping 1,327.1 parts per billion (ppb) of glyphosate in testing at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc.
The finding was shocking not only for the incredibly high level of the toxic chemical noted but also because oats are actually not genetically modified crops in the first place.
This highlights a fact that even many consumers who are pretty well-versed on organic and GMO food are not aware of: glyphosate is regularly sprayed on crops such as oats, wheat and barley just before harvesting as a desiccant. This is believed to boost their yield as well as their uniformity and save some time when it comes to harvesting.
Monsanto actually published a paper back in 2010 promoting the practice, showing photographs of how glyphosate can help with yield and uniformity.
According to the American Trucking Association, there are some 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States alone.
That’s 3.5 million people who may lose their jobs once driverless trucks hit the roads in full force… which appears to be in the not-too-distant future.
Tech Crunch reports that a convoy of these trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived without incident at their destination at the Port of Rotterdam for 75% cheaper than it would have cost had human beings been driving them:
Britain’s theocratic Gulf allies feel “nervous” and “let down” by Western criticism, according to a former UK general now working as Middle East advisor to a major investment bank.
Lieutenant General (ret.) Sir Simon Mayall aired the Gulf state’s concerns in a comment piece for the Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday.
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April 28, 2016
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Kids Learn Fascist Lesson at 9/11 Memorial: “Even if you don’t agree with it … you must respect authority”
“You must respect authority.”
That was the take-home lesson for some middle schoolers at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
It probably comes as no surprise that this is what kids are being taught these days in public schools.
Last week a group of patriotic kids went to the 9/11 Memorial site and began singing the national anthem. One would think this was a respectful thing to do for fallen countrymen, whose lives, according to the official story, were taken by evil terrorists whom we should all fear.
Philadelphia, PA – Police apologized on Wednesday after raiding an innocent family’s home and traumatizing a disabled woman who nearly fell down the stairs. Touted as “innovative” and “state-of-the-art,” the Real Time Crime Center mistakenly directed officers to the wrong house and another botched raid. Around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, cops suddenly broke down the Jardine family’s door and raided their home while holding them at gunpoint. Despite the fact that the family had committed no crime, officers ordered them out of their rooms and placed them in handcuffs during the middle of the night. “I’m coming out of the shower, and there’s a Pump Action Rifle to my chest,” Angel Jardine told WPVI. “He’s just like, ‘Put your hands up.’ Rifle in my chest, and I’m like, ‘Whoa.’”
Another day, another protest in Armenia. And if we were to simply believe the Western media regarding this ‘other protest,’ we might get the impression that the Armenian people are upset with Russian policy and “Putinism.” In reality, the protests are led by the same verified US-proxies exposed at the height of the “Electric Yerevan” protests mid-2015 which sought to undermine and overthrow the current government of Armenia in favor of a pro-Western political front more to Wall Street, London, and Brussels’ liking…
If there was a sign that nothing else matters but central bank largess, this was it. The moment The Bank of Japan statement hit and proclaims “unchanged” a vacuum hit USDJPY and Japanese stocks. Reflecting that Japan’s economy has “continued a moderate recovery trend” which is utter crap given the quintuple-dip recession, Kuroda and his cronies said they will “add easing if necessary” and apparently that is not now. Not so much as a higher ETF purchase or moar NIRP.. and the aftermath is carnage – NKY -1000 points and USDJPY crashed to a 108 handle!!
Patrick Minford, a professor of economics at Cardiff University, said that around 10 years after leaving the EU, Britain’s economy would be at least 4 percent larger than otherwise.
The boost would come from lower tariff barriers for imports as well as a cull of regulation.
Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) emissions test cheating scandal could cost it much more than the $18 billion earmarked so far and it might have to sell assets to foot the bill, the German carmaker said on Thursday.
Microsoft’s relentless Windows 10 nagware has interrupted a live TV weather forecast, urging meteorologist Metinka Slater to upgrade.
A US state senator has held a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, calling for more support for the Syrian government.
Speaking to reporters in the Syrian capital on Thursday, Dick Black, part-time state senator of Virginia, said it would be “beneficial” for Washington to speak directly to President Assad.
The remarks by Black, an outspoken Republican, contradict those made by US officials who claim that the Syrian president has lost legitimacy.
During his meeting with President Assad, the US senator emphasized that what is happening in Syria is far from disinformation practiced by some parties at the US administration.
Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait told his 2,400 journalists in a memo on Tuesday that he was forming a 10-person team to lead a study on how to use more automation in writing and reporting. Micklethwait called the robot-generated copy “smart automated content (SAC).” A company spokesman insisted no journalists will be sacked as a result of the SAC.
The Out campaign is now in the lead, with 42 per cent in favour of leaving the Brussels club and 41 per cent backing In, according to the survey for The Times.
The number of people undecided over which way to vote has fallen three points to 13 per cent, suggesting that events over the last two weeks have helped voters make up their minds.
Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world.
He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.
(Note: Hmmmm . . . I wonder what won’t be shown i.e. the direct NSA pipeline to Israel, maybe?)
It’s not as if Sanders’s was some quixotic Ralph Nader-type campaign, or he was some Green Party maverick. This was the real deal. The only way to have done this was not to start a third party, in our undemocratic system, but to take over an existing party from within. Precisely what Trump is doing. Sanders gave clear signals to progressives that he never wanted to be identified with the corrupt Democratic party establishment, and you had a problem with that?
Don’t be too hard on the New Yorkers. If all the Democratic voters had been allowed to vote, Sanders would have won.
Crackdowns on dissenters and lenient treatment of unqualified upper management have left theTransportation Security Administration “paralyzed” and “in crisis,” three agency whistleblowers told Congress on Wednesday. Jay Brainard, the federal security director for the TSA Office of Security Operation, told the House Oversight and Government Reform committee Wednesday morning that, between 2011 and 2015, the TSA staffed its leadership positions with “unprepared employees” who were chosen not for their qualifications, but because they were well-liked within the agency. “For years we had many senior executives, most of which completely lacked the experience needed for their position, run amok and make decisions or conduct themselves in an unethical manner which eroded our ability to complete the security mission and grossly compromised the integrity of our agency,” Brainard told the committee.
Webmaster addition: The colors are all wrong. The Martian sky is red.
I suspect the same thing happened to these images as happened to the first Viking images. The morons at the newspaper saw the red sky, thought it was a mistake, and “corrected” the images to show a blue sky.
A Russian Air Force MiG-31 jet intercepted a US spy plane near Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East last week, flying within 15 meters of the aircraft. Washington downplayed the incident, saying it was carried out in a “safe and professional” manner.
Just 19% of people back fracking while public support for renewables has surged to 81%, government poll shows
French MPs have voted in favor of a resolution to lift the EU-imposed sanctions initially slapped on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine and the reunification with Crimea. The document is non-binding.
Fifty-five members of the French National Assembly have supported the resolution calling on the government not to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU. Forty-four voted against and two abstained.
Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint after approaching Israeli troops — with knives, according to Israel — were needlessly killed and could have been subdued without deadly force, their parents, witnesses and an Israeli lawmaker said Thursday.
Note: Murder. Where the hell are all the Jews to protest Israel!!
the culling of the young and gullible
By now it is a well-known fact that corporations have no real way of generating organic growth in this economy, so they are relying on two things to boost share prices: multiple expansion (courtesy of central banks) and debt-funded buybacks (courtesy of central banks), the latter of which requires the firm to generate excess incremental cash. Incidentally, as SocGen showed last year, all the newly created debt in the 20th century has gone for just one thing: to fund stock buybacks.
A small group of diabolic elite have banded together by virtue of legacy and common bonds — between their lust for greed and their madly ingenious, dark, yet unimaginable, conceptions, to one day form a “New World Order.”
Denmark is considering a tax on red meat over fears cattle flatulence was causing climate change.
A government think tank said consumers were ‘ethically obliged’ to change their eating habits in a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Judge Napolitano appeared on the O’Reilly Factor recently to set the record straight about Hillary Clinton’s Servergate scandal.
This story could almost serve as a textbook example of the consequences of American post-9/11 unipolar hubris. And it is strange writing this story at this time, perhaps almost ironic, for as I write it, one hundred years ago, at this approximate time, the Allies and Germany were locked in two of the bloodiest, and stupidest, battles of World War One: Verdun, and the Somme. The massive French, British, and German casualties and bloodletting accomplished next to nothing militarily, and the trench warfare deadlock of the Western front continued for two more bloody years. We’ll get back to World War One in a moment, because it holds an ominous lesson for today’s article, shared by Mr. V.T., and which appeared on Russia’s Sputnik English language online magazine:
Put in simple words, if you are not paying attention to silver prices now, you may be kicking yourself a few years from today. The gray precious metal has shown solid gains so far in 2016 and more of the same could follow.
Before going into details, just looking at the following daily silver price chart, pay close attention to the red and blue lines.
There are three things you must know: China remains a strong buyer, Indian’s gold demand is astonishing, and mint sales around the world are surging.
Russian Naval General Staff stated that the Technical Support Team for the Russian Navy in Tartous, harbour and town, will continue to carry out the tasks in the fulfillment of its missions regardless of the developments of the events in Syria.
Retired elderly couple Jean-Claude and Micheline Mague had offered their family’s military decorations to the family of Alexander Prokhorenko, who died a hero’s death in Syria. In thanks, they have been invited to Moscow to attend the Victory Day.
On Tuesday, reports emerged of North Korea preparing to launch another medium-range ballistic missile later in April.
“China fully complies with the UN Security Council resolution on North Korea… We stand for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, call for maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, stand for resolving problems through dialogue,” Xi Jinping said on Thursday.
The data breach includes the personal bank accounts and passwords for Al Jazeera employees and members of the ruling al-Thani family
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has yet to reappear in public. Party members last saw him on the day of his resignation, “Vesti” reports.
Reports that the ex-head of the Ukrainian state has retired to his Kiev apartment or to his country-home have not been confirmed, the newspaper writes.
In the Verkhovna Rada, journalists reported that Yatsenyuk had left the Ukrainian capital. Deputy Sergey Kaplin stated that the former prime minister is currently in Latin America.
US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia for a GCC petrodollar summit and to proverbially “reassure Gulf allies” amidst the oiliest of storms.
Workers in France, Germany and Britain have joined others across Europe in a series of strikes amid bitter discord as the economies of Europe struggle to show strong growth years after the global financial crisis.
The Bull Swamp Rural Water Company has issued a boil water advisory for water customers on Redmond Mill Road (from Catalina Boulevard to Magenta Road), Catalina Boulevard (from Dearborn Road to Addison Road), Jimmy Road, Magenta Road, Arnold Road, County Acres Road and Gardner Road. All roads are located in Orangeburg County.
Customers are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
By definition, Free Speech IS political. For reasons that only a hard core Hillary sycophant could understand, the mere posting or sharing of online reports on the 2016 Election Race is now blocked. Such a Facebook policy to disrupt political content
Hillary Clinton is going to have a fundraiser in Tel Aviv. Her Jewish outreach director will hold it. Remember that Clinton has pledged Haim Saban to fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at Israel, so she’s putting her moneyraising where her mouth is. Clinton has also been raising a ton of pro-Israel money in L.A. Haim and Cheryl Saban have just kicked in another $2 million on top of $5 million they gave last year to her SuperPac,
Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court marks a continuation and deepening of the lopsided ethno-religious representation in the US judicial system. If Garland is appointed, Jewish justices will comprise 45% of the Court, even though they represent less than 2% of the overall population.
Her suspension comes amid increasing complaints about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. It also comes a week after Malia Bouattia, a Muslim woman who is fiercely critical of Israel, was elected president of Britain’s national student union.
Note: Usually an apology is not enough and the person has to go to holocau$t school!
The Bashar al-Assad regime is outraged. So angry, in fact, that on Tuesday it asked the UN Security Council to do something. And the council, including America, finally agreed on something regarding Syria: It must get back the Golan Heights from Israel.
Note: Israel remains one large pain in the ass to the world!
The new flat rate tariff of 6,879 hryvnia ($272) per 1,000 cubic meters will come into effect next month, and it is nearly twice the price consumers paid during the winter.
Under the old system of pricing Ukrainians paid 3,600 hryvnia ($142) per 1,000 cubic meters for up to 1,200 cubic meters of gas. The cost rose to 7,188 hryvnia ($284) for consumption above that level.
China successfully carried out a flight test of its state-of-the-art high-speed maneuvering warhead last week, sources in the Pentagon said. The trial took place just days after a hypersonic glider was reportedly tested by Russia.
In a hard-hitting intervention, Priti Patel will rubbish claims by the Government that the UK cannot thrive outside of the EU.
She will cite research by the Treasury that the EU’s ‘single market’ could impose costs of 7 per cent of GDP on the UK economy, or £125.2 billion per year.
This is the equivalent of £4,639 per household or £23,236 per company.
Only six per cent of British companies export to the EU – but all must comply with EU ‘single market’ legislation.
Mrs Patel will say that if small firms – who she describes as the ‘backbone’ of Britain – are set free from red-tape, the economy will be boosted by billions of pounds.
The following letters are from 22-year-old Amena Ashkar and 86-year-old Mariam Fathalla, stateless Palestinians from the refugee camps in Lebanon. They are addressed to the eleven Congressional signers of the “Leahy letter”, asking secretary of State John Kerry to report on Israeli and Egyptian violations of human rights. Amena and Mariam personally took the letters on April 26, 2016, to members of the US Congress and their staffers. In at least one case, this act brought tears to the eyes of a staffer.
Obama The National Debt Hypocrite – Caught On Tape
The executive mansion has been locked down for the second time in less than 24 hours. The lockdown is due to an unknown situation, according to reporters in the press briefing room.
The president is believed to be inside the White House.
Since its inception in 2006, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has remained steadfast in its mission of exposing the flaws in the claims made by the National Institute of Safety and Technology (NIST) — namely, that the impact of two planes and the resulting fires brought down three steel-framed skyscrapers on September 11, 2001. We do scientific, cogent, and comprehensive analyses, backed by forensically-tested, unassailable facts.
One outcome of our insistence on remaining true to our mission is that our ranks of signatories has swelled from less than a dozen to more than 2,300 building and technical professionals who are petitioning the government for a new, independent investigation of the catastrophic destruction at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Swiss multinational bank, Credit Suisse, will collaborate with data analysis firm, Palantir, to launch a trader surveillance program. According to Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Voegeli, the joint venture, called Signac, aims to catch rogue Wall Streeters engaged in illegal trading. It comes in the wake of a number of trading scandals in recent years that have cost banks billions of dollars.
Palantir was co-founded by Peter Thiel and seed-funded by the CIA. The company was funded in part by In-Q-Tel Inc., the venture capital investment arm of the CIA that has a long, symbiotic history with startups, the NSA, the FBI, and DARPA…
What’s the difference between “boots on the ground” and military personnel
wearing boots who are engaged in combat – and perhaps dying – on the ground?
If you can answer that question convincingly, perhaps you’d like to apply for
John Kirby’s job, because he’s not doing it very successfully. Kirby is the
State Department spokesman who, in answer to a question from a reporter about
the 250 US troops being sent to Syria, denied President Obama ever said there’d be “no boots on the ground” in Syria.
A video has emerged purporting to show Isis propaganda footage that was never intended for an international audience, with a bungling group of jihadists losing a battle against the Kurds in northern Iraq and retreating in chaos.
Vice News said it had obtained the video from the helmet-mounted camera of an Isis jihadist who died fighting the Peshmerga some 30 miles north of Mosul.
The video cannot be independently verified, but it matches in style the multiple “headcam” clips released by Isis propaganda outlets in the past.
The new footage would have been captured with the intention of being used for propaganda itself – but uncut, it shows the panic, fear and disorganisation of life on the front line in the long-running conflict.
Have you looked around lately? The zombie apocalypse is already here. It’s as if people have merged with their smartphones, as if the device is now a part of their bodies like another hand or another foot.
Corporate revenues in the United States have been falling for quite some time, but now some of the biggest companies in the entire nation are reporting extremely disappointing results. On Tuesday, Apple shocked the financial world by reporting that revenue for the first quarter had fallen 7.4 billion dollars compared to the same quarter last year. That is an astounding plunge, and it represents the very first year-over-year quarterly sales decline that Apple has experienced since 2003. Analysts were anticipating some sort of drop, but nothing like this. And of course last week we learned that Google and Microsoft also missed revenue and earnings projections for the first quarter of 2016. The economic crisis that began during the second half of 2015 is really starting to take hold, and even our largest tech companies are now feeling the pain.
Consider these 3 quotes from Canadian billionaire Rob Kirby who buys and sells gold by the ton.
America is not run by Americans anymore.
Historically, when banks have nothing else they can do, they take us to war.
American dollars held overseas will be repatriated which will trigger Stagflation and then Hyperinflation.
Kirby noted that the Federal Reserve had 3 emergency meetings in 3 days last week. Janet Yellen also had a secret meeting with Biden and Obama which violated American security protocols by having the President and his VP in the same location. Kirby thinks the whole American Empire of Debt will be unwound within weeks. That would mean, if he is right, maximum turmoil in American streets either prior to the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions in July or the November elections. Hillary thinks she should be crowned Empress but even she will see maximum resistance when the economy collapses.
The “National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive,” with the dual designation of NSPD-51, as a National Security Presidential Directive, and HSPD-20, as a Homeland Security Presidential Directive, allows Obama to cancel the elections in a National Emergency, with a financial crash qualifying as such.
On Friday, a US federal district judge denied a motion to dismiss a case brought against two psychologists who collaborated with the CIA in the course of its international torture program. The case, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, represents the first time a lawsuit in US courts based on the torture program was allowed to proceed past the initial stages.
Donald Trump’s major foreign policy speech delivered today in Washington, DC signaled the death of the Neocon stranglehold on America and the rise of peace with our greatest ally, Russia.
While bloodthirsty Neocons and internationalists like George Soros view Putin and the people of Russia as their greatest enemy, Trump sees them as a friend.
“We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China,” Trump said.
“We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes. But we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests. Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism.”
This month, cuts to Universal Credit—the Tory government’s cover scheme for slashing welfare—were implemented for some 80,000 households. By 2020, the cuts will be extended to 1 million households across the UK, saving the government £3 billion a year.
Universal Credit will cost 2.1 million in-work families £1,600 a year and 1.1 million out-of-work families £2,300 a year when fully implemented, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
This Wall Street Journal article makes the point that Trump has positioned himself at the head of an increasingly anti-business GOP.
Poland?s governing party is seeking to shape the country?s future by controlling perceptions of the past.
The conservative Law and Justice party?s strategy includes the use of museums, film, public television and other tools to promote certain episodes in Poland?s history, like the anti-communist resistance after World War II. More controversial, though, are attempts to suppress discussion and research into painful topics, primarily Polish violence against Jews during the Nazi occupation.
Following VW’s smog-testing cheating scandal in September, Mitsubishi on Tuesday announced that its employees used outdated emissions testing methods outlawed in Japan on millions of vehicles sold since 1991.
A flood of uncontrolled war refugees from Syria, Libya, Tunisia and other Islamic countries destabilized by Washington’s ‘Arab Spring’ Color Revolutions, has created the greatest social dislocation across the EU from Germany to Sweden to Croatia since the end of World War II. By now it has become clear to most that something quite sinister is afoot, something which threatens to destroy the social fabric of the very core of European civilization. What few realize is that the entire drama is being orchestrated, not by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, or by faceless EU bureaucrats of the Brussels EU Commission. It is being orchestrated by a cabal of NATO-linked think tanks.
So, all the refugees streaming into Europe are going to find themselves the front line bullet-blockers in the coming war with Russia?
A defense contractor hired mercenaries from Africa for $16 a day to guard American bases in Iraq, with one of the company’s former directors saying no checks were made on whether those hired were former child soldiers.
The director of Aegis Defense Services between 2005 and 2015, said contractors recruited from countries such as Sierra Leone to reduce costs for the U.S. occupation in Iraq. He said none of the estimated 2,500 boys recruited from Sierra Leone were checked to see if they were former child soldiers who had been forced to fight in the country’s civil war.
Russia and India are yet to sign a contract for the supply of advanced S-400 air defense systems, a senior Russian official said in response to an Indian claim, which said the deal was already signed.
The U.S. admits that the upcoming Aleppo offensive by the Syrian government and its allies is designed to hit al-Qaeda and associated terrorist forces and not primarily the “moderate” unicorns the U.S. propaganda blushes about. But the openly U.S. supported forces will also be hit as they are very much integrated with al-Qaeda. The U.S. has for long considered al-Qaeda a secret ally in its attempt to destroy the Syrian state. The French magazine L’Orient Le Jour sees the U.S. relation with al-Qaeda in Syria as part of the attrition strategy the U.S. is waging against Syria (and Russia).
In essence, the European Commission has effectively deserted its principles when it comes to GMO’s entering the food chain within the 28 nation bloc. Intense lobbying by United States representatives for the EU Commission to disregard current GMO rules which require stringent safety tests and labelling has proved successful. The result is that genetically modified organisms produced through a modified technique called ‘gene editing’ will be allowed. Gene editing is all but the same as anything we understand about GMO’s generally.
Officials for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are trying to determine if a second giant underground tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons is leaking, the U.S. Department of Energy revealed on Tuesday. Air monitors attached to an aging tank known as AY-101 recently found radiation at higher than normal background levels, the agency said. A video inspection of the underground tank found no evidence that radioactive waste had leaked from the primary tank into the space between the two walls, Hanford officials said. A Hanford watchdog group on Tuesday contended the higher radiation found by the air monitors was evidence of a leak in a second tank.
Russia’s T-90 battle tank ‘Vladimir’ has become a celebrity of the blogosphere after it survived getting hit by America’s TOW anti-tank missiles in Syria two months ago. The video of the shooting gathered half a million views on YouTube.
The project to create NATO’s “Black Sea flotilla” undermines security and stability forcing Russia to retaliate, says an answer of Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to journalists’ questions posted on the ministry’s website Wednesday.
The county coroner is now in charge of the investigation and will release more information once it is completed. Urena would not comment on whether a weapon was involved or if the death was suicide or natural.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that the US will provide advanced weaponry to bolster the ‘moderate opposition’ against the Assad regime, despite both countries claiming that their focus is on countering Daesh.
North Korea now has two satellites orbiting over the United States capable of performing a surprise electromagnetic pulse attack at an altitude and trajectory that evade U.S. National Missile Defenses, a national security expert warned in an interview with Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
This clown does not understand orbital mechanics. Satellites orbit around the earth, and while they pass over the US, so do virtually all satellites. No satellite orbits just over one part of the ground except those in geosynchronous orbit, from which an EMP weapon would be useless.
The Treasury Department’s top anti-money laundering official is reportedly taking a top seat at HSBC, a bank struggling to cope with a record $1.9 billion settlement with the US government in a case involving a Mexican drug cartel and financial fraud.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” — Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, November 29, 1802
As Brandon Smith makes eloquent in this article, a global showdown is looming, and the long-standing alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia is likely to be broken, as self-interest drives new alliances in the era of global SDR currencies, and the end of the dollar’s special status on the world market.
Oil prices have been deliberately skewed to a level that would disrupt entire nations, and test markets while a flood of resources is pulling out the safety net and things grind to a halt. As these events unfold in the near future, much of the ample corrupt between the Saudis and the secret government wing of the U.S. government is likely to surface… and there is much evil and misdeeds to draw from.
Earlier this year, as investors around the world panicked and stock markets crashed across the board, one asset class held strong and actually gained. It was, by all accounts, a capital flow panic out of broader stocks and into precious metals. As a safe haven, precious metals like gold and silver have long been sought by a panicked populace during times of crisis and given the current economic and monetary debacle created by central banks, we can safely forecast a continued rise over coming years for this reason alone.
In yet another sign of obvious Western escalation in the war against Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Monday that an additional 250 American military personnel will be deployed to Syria under the guise of defeating ISIS.
Because it worked so well the last time!
A government based in eastern Libya has shipped its first cargo of crude in defiance of authorities in the capital Tripoli, a bold move that could deepen the divisions that have brought chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
“A government based in eastern Libya” is a government chose by the Libyan people. What is in Tripoli is the installed US puppet regime.
With US officials continuing to talk up “Russian aggression,” the Pentagon has sent a pair of F-22 Raptors to Romania, in what is being described as a “show of force” to prove US capabilities to deploy such planes anywhere in NATO territory.
Swiss authorities said on Tuesday they had rebuffed a Turkish request to remove a photography installation critical of Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan from a public square in front of the U.N. site in Geneva.
Good for the Swiss.
The United States feigned surprise during the simulation of an attack by the Russian aviation against the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. And yet, as we have reported, Russia already has the capacity to block the ship’s Communications & Commands, and did so, observes Manlio Dinucci, because the ship was in the process of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
So what could have happened? Russia recently published radar recordings, that confirm at least one Ukrainian SU 25 in close proximity to MH 017. This corresponds with the statement of the now missing Spanish controller ‘Carlos’ that has seen two Ukrainian fighter aircraft in the immediate vicinity of MH 017. If we now consider the armament of a typical SU 25 we learn this: It is equipped with a double-barreled 30-mm gun, type GSh-302 / AO-17A, equipped with: a 250 round magazine of anti-tank incendiary shells and splinter-explosive shells (dum-dum), arranged in alternating order. The cockpit of the MH 017 has evidently been fired at from both sides: the entry and exit holes are found on the same fragment of it’s cockpit segment!
Sputnik reports, The US guided-missile destroyer Porter is conducting weapons training while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea, the US Navy said in a press release on Monday. The Porter, part of the US 6th Fleet, is forward deployed to Rota Spain “in support of US national security interests in Europe,” the release explained.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has actively “plotting” terror cells in England and other European nations, according to US director of Intelligence James Clapper.
Clapper told the audience at a Christian Science Monitor event in Washington DC on Monday that their presence “was a concern of obviously ours and our European allies.”
AU school officials first threatened Tracy with disciplinary action after a defamatory local and national media attack concerning Tracy’s online postings in early 2013. However, the University’s administration withdrew its initial threats following intervention by Tracy’s union representatives at UFF and FEA.
In late 2015, Professor Tracy was again threatened with disciplinary action for requesting clarification on and questioning changes made to the University’s vague and confusing “Conflict of Interest/Outside Activities” policy. Instead of coming to his aid, Tracy’s faculty union representatives, including representatives and officials from UFF and FEA, conspired with and aided the University in terminating Tracy’s tenured employment—denying him meaningful representation and defense against the University’s threatened discipline.
Despite repeated assurances made by Tracy’s union representatives that a response and grievance would be filed for Tracy in a timely manner, as required by the University’s collective bargaining agreement, Tracy’s representatives failed to ever file a response or grievance, resulting in Professor Tracy’s automatic termination on January 6, 2016.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi desperately tried to steer his country out of political turmoil on Tuesday, partially reshuffling his cabinet amid stepped-up pressure as thousands of protesters threatened to storm parliament.
The people of Iraq are about to give their installed US puppet regime the pink slip, which means the US Government will scream “Al Qaeda” and “ISIS” and re-invade the place yet again!
Cleveland has a disturbing history of trying to stiff victims of police abuse after losing in court, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report.
THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE on Monday blamed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for advancing the development of user-friendly, widely available strong encryption.
“As a result of the Snowden revelations, the onset of commercial encryption has accelerated by seven years,” James Clapper said during a breakfast for journalists hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Maybe of the US Government had played by the rules (the Bill of Rights) none of this would have happened.
BIG PHARMA’S CHEMICAL WARFARE ON HUMANITY DWARFS THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS KILLED BY ALL WORLD WARS AND ACTS OF TERRORISM COMBINED…
Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.
The German government confirmed on Wednesday that Gerhard Schindler, the head of the BND foreign intelligence agency, would leave his post two years early but provided no reason for the surprise change.
In a short statement, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Peter Altmaier said Schindler, who has run the BND since 2012 and is not due to retire until 2018, would be replaced on July 1 by Bruno Kahl, an official in the finance ministry responsible for privatizations and government real estate.
“The BND faces major challenges over the coming years, encompassing all aspects of its work,” Altmaier said.
An exposé about internal Scientology leadership struggles between founder L. Ron Hubbard and current leader David Miscavige is at the center of a controversy. The book alleged poor living conditions and violence at the organization’s headquarters in California.
In 1998, assembled delegates to the United Nations vowed to largely eliminate the world drug problem within a decade. Eighteen years later, of course, the problem is bigger than ever. This April 19-21, the UN held its next global summit on drug control in New York City, with less laughable results.
The video was posted on April 19, 2016. The protest was conducted by ‘We The People Rising,’ based out of Claremont, California. They were protesting at the Mexican Consulate in San Bernardino, CA. A copy of their Petition to the Mexican Consulate demanding free breakfast, lunch, tuition, health care, scholarships and grocery vouchers is below.
This is reportedly the moment one of the alleged Paris attackers blew himself up in a cafe. It was just aired for the first time on French TV.
Does this look… weird at all to you?
Webmaster addition: That doesn’t look like a very powerful explosion to me at all.
It would seem that every time there is a mass shooting in this country, the shooter has either been taking psychotropic medications, usually in the form of antidepressants, or the shooter has recently quit taking antidepressants.
It is well known that these medications can cause suicidal thoughts, especially in young people up to around age 24. If a medicine can cause suicidal thoughts, it would only follow that it can possibly cause violent or homicidal thoughts as well. . .
. . . Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical giant that brought us Prozac, knew this from its own trials as far back as 1984, but the company kept it from the public and the FDA for years, long after the drug was approved in 1988. This information only came to light through a highly controversial litigation.
In Cuba, the ballet is something of a national treasure. The dancers recruited into Alicia Alonso’s storied company Ballet Nacional de Cuba, for example, reportedly make more money than doctors and enjoy a level of fandom reserved only for pop stars in the United States. The Cuban government not only funds ballet training but also subsidizes tickets to ballet performances. Lovers of Cuban dance like to say the adoration and skill is in their DNA.
“You can find anyone in the street here in Havana who can dance as well as most professionals,” Cuba’s Ballet Rakatan choreographer Nilda Guerra told The Guardian.
One in eight dying patients spends the final days of life thirsty, hungry or in pain in UK hospitals and care homes, new research reveals.
DAVID Cameron’s inner circle are using WhatsApp to secretly plot the Prime Minister’s pro-EU campaign, it has been claimed.
In the post-World War II era, one week stands out as truly extraordinary. Just a couple of days after the failed US-backed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, on April 21, 1961, a group of French generals launched a coup-d’etat, with the aim of taking down President Charles de Gaulle. This week marks the 55th anniversary of this profound event, little-remembered today.
The conspirators managed to control Algiers, the capital of French Algeria, but failed to achieve their secondary objective of taking Paris. Lacking popular support and having lost momentum, the coup was put down within days.
Evidence suggests that Allen Dulles, the US Director of the CIA, and his numerous contacts deep within the French government, helped orchestrate the plot.
Polisario Front, a group seeking Western Sahara’s independence from Morocco, says the region could become engulfed in war if the United Nations fails to press for a regional independence vote.
Thousands of households are being subjected to ongoing terminations
Despite the business media praise of the actual program of dislocation and underdevelopment aimed at long-time residents disguised as “revitalization”, the City of Detroit is slated to embark upon a new round of massive water shut-offs.
Russian & Belarussian troops conduct unique jump onto a drifting ice floe near North Pole.
The Pentagon has adopted an Israel Defense Forces tactic for bombing the Islamic State. “Knock on the roof,” the IDF method of firing a missile at a civilian home to alert occupants that a larger attack is pending, is often used in Palestinian territories.
The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage?
Digging deep into Hillary’s connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton’s multi-million-dollar political machine operates.
This episode chronicles the Clinton’s rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation’s revolving door with Gulf state monarchies, corporations and the world’s biggest financial institutions, and the establishment of the hyper-aggressive “Hillary Doctrine” while Secretary of State. Learn the essential facts about the great danger she poses, and why she’s the US Empire’s choice for its next CEO.
Sir Philip Green’s stepson bought a store from BHS just days before the tycoon sold the company last year – and made a £3million profit a few months later.
Property developer Brett Palos is the son of Sir Philip’s wife Tina, and sits on the board of the businessman’s Arcadia Group, owner of brands such as Topshop.
The 41-year-old’s company Thackeray Estates bought the freehold of BHS’s Ealing branch in West London in March last year for £6.9million.
Only a week later, Sir Philip announced that he had sold the ailing chain to mysterious investors Retail Acquisitions for £1.
But Sir Philip got a new yacht (his third) out of the collapse!
The problems of the Middle East and North Africa are being compounded by a lack of “Western involvement,” former Tory Foreign Secretary William Hague has claimed in a surprise intervention.
Actually, all the problems with the Middle East have come from too much intervention.
Reviewing Israel claim to the disputed territory, the UN Security Council members “expressed deep concern” over Netanyahu’s stand and “stressed that the status of the Golan remains unchanged.”
Speaking to reporters following the UNSC meeting, its rotating president and China’s UN envoy, Liu Jieyi, stressed that Tel Aviv’s move to impose its laws in the Golan is against Council resolution 497, and are “null and void and without international legal effect.”
The US Navy has awarded contracts worth $800 million to 12 major high tech defense contractors to develop new systems to integrate the different functions needed to wage and defend against electromagnetic war, the Department of Defense said in a press release.
More costly whiz-bang.
In no place in America are the abrupt changes in the nation’s security posture so keenly reflected in real estate and lifestyle than the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In the decade after 9/11, it has grown into a sprawling, pretentious representation of the federal government’s growth, vices and prosperity, encompassing the wealthiest counties, the best schools, and some of the highest rates of income inequality in the country.
“People hate Washington but they don’t really know why,” says Mike Lofgren, a longtime Beltway inhabitant and arch critic of its culture. But show them what is underneath the dignified facades—particularly the greed and excess financed by the overgrown military-industrial complex—and the populist resentment recently harnessed by insurgent candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders just might have a concrete grievance that can drive real change.
The ports of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania along the Baltic Sea are facing a historic lull in activity, with cargoes from the east into Europe and from the West into Russia finding new routes circumventing Baltic ports. The situation has led to near-crisis conditions for the local transit sector.
After doctors stated that Cassandra needed the treatment, which has an 80 to 95 percent success rate, the court ruled that she was too young to decide about her own health, and forced her into getting chemotherapy. At first, Cassandra and her mother complied with the decision and went through with the treatment. After receiving two rounds of chemotherapy, however, Cassandra ran away from home, refusing any further treatment.
Unfortunately, the court intervened again, and Cassandra was removed from her mother’s home, allowing the DCF to take temporary custody and make all decisions regarding Cassandra’s medical treatments. She was forcibly hospitalized, and underwent a grueling five months of chemotherapy.
Remember when “someone” used the Stuxnet virus, or rather worm, in an Iranian nuclear plant several years ago to freeze Iranian nuclear production, leading to a major diplomatic scandal involving the spy agencies of both the US and Israel, as the world learned that in the present day industrial sabotage only needed a flash drive and a computer virus to render even the most sophisticated piece of industrial machinery obsolete? Well, moments ago, Bloomberg reported that a computer virus was discovered in a German nuclear power plant.
Lately, Frau Merkel is everyone’s favorite punching bag. For Russian state media, she is a staple of almost daily abuse.
The woman is roundly hated throughout Russia for her mind-boggling moral and financial support of the government in Kiev which waged, and continues to wage a vicious military campaign against civilians in Eastern Ukraine, with her very vocal, even giddy, encouragement.
To keep Russia out, Nuland wants President Anastasiades to accept Turkish forces in Cyprus under the NATO flag
This is not going to go well. Cyprus sees NATO as an extension of the EU, under which Cyprus has suffered horribly. Turkey keeps violating Cyprus’ air space, so there is a great deal of hostility in that direction. So, Cyprus will refuse the demand, which means there will be yet another covert US overthrow of a government, because wherever Nuland goes, chaos follows!
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has announced that Russia is set to rebuild war-torn Syria after signing numerous contracts with the country after the conclusion of their successful anti-terror air campaign.
“Dammit; Syria was supposed to be OUR debt-slave after we bombed their nation into ruin!!!!” — Official White Horse Souse
A simple anti-virus program installed on your computer, laptop or smart device can stop criminals from stealing the CVV number on the back of your card.
Fraudsters can easily purchase credit card details at online cybercrime stores called ‘CVV shops’ for a low cost between US$2 and US$5, The Age reported.
Each bundle includes a name, credit card number, expiration date, a CVV number and a postcode.
And the NSA/FBI/CIA can’t seem to find these crooks.
The NSA/FBI/CIA are the crooks!
We live in a nation where the uniformed police are stealing more from the people than the robbers, muggers, and burglars combined. They stole $56,000 from an orphanage only a week ago!
Is it hard to imagine a desperately broke and in debt government pillaging their own people through computers?
You have ten seconds to comply, or you’re in for a shock.
Rolling straight out of a dystopian future where robots keep humans in check, a Chinese university has developed a riot control machine to keep the peace.
The robot, which resembles one of Dr Who’s infamous Daleks, can keep rioters in check with a nifty electric shock and could enable people to call for help or press an SOS button to call for police.
I’ll bet the US Government is going to be ordering thousands of these things.
Inside Jabisa oil and gas facility, with estimated daily capacities of 2mn cubic meters of gas and 80,000 barrels of crude, which was recently recaptured from ISIS by Kurdish militia.
Few nations in the world take red traffic lights more seriously than Germany.
Foreign visitors frequently wonder why crowds of Germans wait for traffic lights to turn green when there are no cars in sight.
That is why officials in the city of Augsburg became concerned when they noticed a new phenomenon: Pedestrians were so busy looking at their smartphones that they were ignoring traffic lights.
The city has attempted to solve that problem by installing new traffic lights embedded in the pavement — so that pedestrians constantly looking down at their phones won’t miss them.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations on government mass surveillance have apparently scared a significant number of people away from searching for terrorism-related information on Wikipedia, as a new study shows readers are afraid of being investigated.
The conclusions come as the online encyclopedia giant showed a 30-percent drop in searches on terrorism-related topics – the most direct evidence yet of something called the “chilling effect,” described by University of Oxford and Toronto’s Jonathon Penney as the measure of the negative impact on legal conduct that arises out of the leaks by the former NSA contractor who exposed the PRISM program.
(Note this article is unsourced with no by-line)
Last month the Pentagon said the software instability issue meant the sensors had to be restarted once every four hours of flying.
Kendall and Air Force Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35, told a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing in written testimony that the cause of the problem was the timing of “software messages from the sensors to the main F-35” computer. They added that stability issues had improved to where the sensors only needed to be restarted after more than 10 hours.
That’s not a fix; that’s a tweak!
The decade-long American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would end up costing as much as $6 trillion, the equivalent of $75,000 for every American household, calculates the prestigious Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Sen. John McCain’s re-election fundraisers all list the same name as the RSVP contact, but that name also showed up as a person arrested during the bust of a meth lab Tuesday.
In Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff’s deputies made arrests when they found an operational meth lab as well as other illicit drugs when they were carrying out a search warrant for the woman’s home. According to The Arizona Republic, the sheriff’s office identified Emily Pitha, 34, who is a former staffer of retired U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). She also has worked most recently as a campaign fundraiser for McCain’s 2016 reelection.
A politician is known by the company he keeps!
While all eyes are on iPhone sales, it’s the state of Apple’s safety net that should have investors worried.
Apple has announced plans to diversify into the military market! 🙂
Chipotle (CMG), which has fallen from darling status after an E. Coli and norovirus food-safety crisis last year, dropped after reporting first quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday.
Chipotle appears to be the victim of industrial sabotage, as the E. Coli scares happened only after Chipotle announced they were going GMO free.
The Honest Co. has been accused of being not-so-honest yet again.
The company co-founded by actress Jessica Alba – which brands itself as a safer alternative to household products – is facing a new lawsuit over claims the company’s organic infant formula includes synthetic ingredients.
This comes just a little more than a month after the company had to defend itself against reports that its laundry detergent uses a skin irritant that they promised not to use in their products.
“Why don’t people just take my word for it that it’s good. I’m a movie star, ferchrissakes!!!!”
Almost any cash machine in the world could be illegally accessed and jackpotted1 with or without the help of malware.
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab reached this conclusion after investigating real attacks on ATMs and assessments of the machines carried out for several international banks.
The susceptibility of ATMs in particular is due to the widespread use of outdated and insecure software, mistakes in network configuration, and a lack of physical security for critical components of ATMs.
The ransomware encrypts files both on the victim’s PC and on attached storage. Kaspersky notes there’s a short delay applied to the external storage encryption “to confuse victims and make it harder to detect which websites spread the malware”.
The attackers also steal Bitcoins recorded on victims’ hard drives, and copies other data back to base. Victims are told – via a Web page, an image dropped in as the user’s desktop, and in a text file in case everything else fails – to download the Tor browser and navigate to an Onion site to get recovery instructions.
Although CryptXXX uses RSA4096, Snow writes it wasn’ that hard to crack, and it’s added decryption to its RannohDecryptor tool here.
The Hubble telescope has spotted an ice moon orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake.
Makemake (pronounced mar-kee mar-kee) is 1400 kilometres in diameter and is the second brightest dwarf planet behind Pluto. It resides in the Kuiper Belt and is one of five dwarf planets to be recognised by the International Astronomical Union. It’s newly-found moon, dubbed MK 2, is some 1300 times fainter than its parent and is a mere 160 kilometres in diameter.
Also, in the following video Dr. Kevin Barrett references this Disney clip, in an interview with Press TV from 2014; comparing it to Muslim bogeyman stereotypes in Hollywood prior to 9/11, such as in the Disney cartoon movie Aladdin.
They said that the war never changes – but what if it does? The introduction of digital technologies, the cyberspace of the World Wide Web has introduced new battlefields. How far will this fight go? Who has the upper hand? And can battles in virtual reality claim real lives?
A joint report conducted by Greenpeace, Corporate Europe Observatory and Gene Watch UK issued a briefing paper last week entitled “Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying.”
It’s been about 15 years now since passenger airliners struck the World Trade Center towers on 9/11, and we are still suffering the consequences of that day, though perhaps not in the ways many Americans might believe.
The 9/11 attacks were billed by the Bush Administration as a “wake-up call” for the U.S., and neocons called it the new Pearl Harbor. But instead of it being an awakening, the American public was led further into blind ignorance. The event launched wars throughout the Middle East, energized by a strike-first doctrine which was supposed to bring unprecedented “democracy” to the region. Instead, the Middle East has now become as unstable as it was during WWII…
The National Enquirer is once again attacking GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, but this time, the claims have nothing to do with secret mistresses. Instead, the tabloid believes they have uncovered photographic proof that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, spent time with the John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald promoting the Fidel Castro regime.
Carole Lieberman, a University of California forensic psychologist, claims that “they seem to match.” While Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO of ScanMyPhotos, goes a little further to say he has a “high degree of confidence” that both photos (one known to be Rafael Cruz and the other of the mystery man with Oswald) are of the same person.
Sen. John McCain says the history of the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program “has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule and performance.”
The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage?
The immorality associated with violation of the principle of self-ownership lies at the root of problems that could lead to our doom as a great nation. In fiscal 2015, total government spending — federal, state and local — was about $6.41 trillion. That’s about 36 percent of our gross domestic product. The federal government spent $3.69 trillion. At least two-thirds of that spending can be described as the government’s taking the property of one American and giving it to another. That’s our moral tragedy: We’ve become a nation of people endeavoring to live at the expense of others — in a word, a nation of thieves.
Well, as you know I am pretty convinced that the big players, which include central banks, the big banks and several of the larger market players (Citadel, et al.), are conspiring to move these markets around on a pretty continuous basis.
They do it precisely because of Dave’;s reaction; “Look, all fixed!’
That’s the main point of manipulating markets. Creating the appearance of health is exactly the point.
Today’s “”market”” headlines are likely to report the Dow an S&P closing nicely in the green. What they won’t report is that “someone” banged the close to create slightly better headlines than would have otherwise been written if they had not done this.
We’ll call it the New American Revolution. And of course, a revolution needs a charismatic leader. Why not Gen. James Mattis, who is already a deeply respected figure among the political class?
Attention Charles Dunlap!
On the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe yet, a new report shows radioactive contamination from the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl in Ukraine still lingers in startlingly large amounts across the border in neighboring Belarus.
In an exclusive report by the Associated Press, fresh milk from a Belarusian dairy farm contained a radioactive isotope, traceable to the Chernobyl disaster, at “levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits” — thirty years after the accident occurred.
Though the AP turned to a laboratory to test the milk, dairy farmer Nikolai Chubenok called the results “impossible.”…
7-minute video: Hillary Clinton received more money from weapons industry than any presidential candidate in history; as Sec. State she endorsed OBVIOUS illegal Wars of Aggression: arrest her with Bush, Obama, etc., etc.
*hyperlinks/videos live at source*
hat tip: Luke Rudkowski and WeAreChange
Along with the documentation in the above video, let’s consider Earth’s ongoing tragic-comedy history in Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes:
Unlawful and lie-began wars.
Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).
So-called “money” that is actually debt that creates accelerating and unpayable total debt.
Destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government.
“Covering the crimes” with lies by corporate media.
The Israeli authorities on Saturday delivered notices to the Palestinian village of Jalud in the northern occupied West Bank, alerting residents that 5,000 dunams (1,250 acres) of private land were slated for confiscation in what appeared to be the retroactive legalization of illegal outposts in the area.
Officials from Jalud’s local council told Ma’an that the military identified areas of the Palestinian village expected to lose land to the confiscation as Khallat al-Wusta, Shieb Khallat al-Wusta, and Abu al-Kasbar.
However, the illegal outposts of Adei Ad, Esh Kodesh, Ahiya, and Kidah have already been established in the areas, marking the confiscation as Israel’s most recent retroactive legalization of unauthorized settlement construction.
Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez.
While it has amounted to nothing more than mere populist posturing and jawboning, with the occasional entertaining (fabricated) clip of a submarine missile launch thrown in for good measure, North Korea’s launches of ballistic missiles have succeeded in provoking anger among the international community, which has so far been unable (or unwilling) to provide an adequate response to Kim Jong Il’s periodic “shows of strength”, mostly for domestic consumption.
However, Obama now appears ready to respond. In an interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose, Obama described the regime as “a massive challenge.”
“Our first priority is to protect the American people and our allies, the Republic of Korea, Japan, that are vulnerable to the provocative actions that North Korea is engaging in,” Mr. Obama said.
And just who is paying for this new boondoggle?
Shoppers with BHS vouchers or gift cards can only be used for 50pc of the value of an item, the administrators said today.
Digging deep into Hillary’s connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clintons’ multi-million-dollar political machine operates.
The United States borrowed an Israeli military tactic known as “roof knocking” to try to warn civilians before it dropped a bomb targeting Islamic State fighters in Iraq this month, but a woman was killed in the attack, a U.S. military official said on Tuesday.
The controversial tactic consists of firing a warning missile above or near an intended target, to give residents time to flee before the real strike.
The Israeli military used such “roof knocks” in the 2014 Gaza war, but a United Nations commission found in 2015 that the tactic was not effective, because it often caused confusion and did not give residents enough time to escape.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk recently got a second passport, obtaining Canadian citizenship.
It is reported “PolitNavigator” citing a source in the Verkhovna Rada.
As noted edition, obtaining Canadian citizenship Yatsenyuk – a guarantee of the Western partners to the life of the prime minister and his family, if “something goes wrong”, and the situation in Ukraine will in a radical direction.
It is noted that Canada was among the first recognized in February 2014 the government Yatsenyuk after the coup in Ukraine.
Documentary evidence of receipt of Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk second citizenship yet. According to the laws of Ukraine have dual citizenship is prohibited, however, in the current Ukrainian political phenomenon is not unique.
April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
It comes as Germany, which is phasing out all its reactors, has asked Belgium to shut two of its nukes because of the threat of terrorism.
If you haven’t heard – and judging by the lack of coverage of this by the legacy media, you haven’t – a U.S. lab is being blamed for what would amount to an atrocity if it were committed on American soil.
As noted by Zero Hedge and reported by Ukrainian media, scores of soldiers were killed or sickened by a never-heard-of “virus” that likely leaked from a U.S. lab near the city of Kharkov. The illness? “California flu.”
“More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died and over 200 soldiers are hospitalized in a short period of time because of new and deadly virus, which is immune to all medicines,” Donbass News International reported.
“The law has changed, and I have a right to be here,” insisted an adult male who twice stripped in front of a girl’s swim team at Evans pool in Seattle. The man left at the bidding of a member of the pool’s desk staff. Officials who investigated the incident say that the man never made an effort to present himself as a woman – but under the relevant ordinance it’s not clear that this is necessary. Seattle Parks Department spokesman David Takami pointed out that “We have guidelines that allow transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity,” which according to current theory, and Obama administration policy, is distinct from biological sex.
If you find yourself forgetting more than usual, or you sometimes feel like your mind is not as sharp as it once was, you might want to take a look inside your medicine cabinet.
Older people in particular are being advised to avoid some common over-the-counter medications, as evidence piles up of their connection to thinking problems and memory loss.
Putin wants the ruble backed by gold and swears Russia will never become a New World Order cashless society.
He says the New World Order plan to go cashless in a way to enslave the populace. If an attack occurred on the grid, the payments would stop. This would put society in a gridlock.
If there were ever a signal that large investment banks may be preparing for financial crisis and that they’ll be using your money to bail themselves out when it hits, this could be it.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will–and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.” — Gene Roddenberry
Military leaders condemned the shooting of a Palestinian assailant who lay wounded on the ground, but in a recent poll, a majority of Israelis said the soldier should be freed.
Note: sick society
Over ten thousand banks and financial institutions are being urged to remain vigilant after the secure Swift (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system – used to send messages between global firms – was reportedly compromised by the sophisticated hacking scheme that targeted the Bangladesh central bank in March 2016.
Isn’t the NSA supposed to prevent this sort of thing? Or are they too busy spying on law-abiding Americans to bother with trivial things like real crimes?
The student had been on the way to a night out with her friend when she stopped off to use the public toilet but was followed in to the unlocked toilet by three teenagers, all Afghan asylum seekers aged between 16 and 17-years-old.
The allegations against the man were serious indeed.
Donald Rumsfeld said he was “if not the number two, very close to the number two person” in al-Qaeda.
The Central Intelligence Agency informed Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee that he “served as Usama Bin Laden’s senior lieutenant. In that capacity, he has managed a network of training camps… He also acted as al-Qaeda’s coordinator of external contacts and foreign communications.”
The latest Judicial Watch release of State Department documents confirms Hillary was telling people the attack on the Consulate was a terror attack and not connected with the video.
Presidential politics in the US are leading to a potentially dark future, not just for the US, but to a collapse of NATO and the EU as well. Moves are afoot by the ultra-powerful lobbying machine of the new anti-US alliance of Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, bolstered by Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Poland, to gain control over the American presidency, again.
The Ontario government gave taxpayer-funded rebates to five millionaires to buy one of the most expensive cars ever manufactured, the Porsche 918 Spyder.
CBC News has learned that five Ontario drivers received funding through the province’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program in 2015 for buying the Porsche 918, which retailed in Canada at about $1.1 million.
snip: While this may sound like a riff on a bad joke, it’s a bad joke with “we the people” as the punchline. Yet it is no laughing matter that Americans are being jailed for growing orchids, feeding whales, collecting rainwater, and praying in their backyards. There is nothing humorous about Americans having their families terrorized by SWAT teams, their pets killed, their children shot, their homes trashed and their privacy shredded. And there’s really not much comic relief to be found when the citizenry is forced to pay their own government to jail, spy on, censor, terrorize and kill them.
“Ransomware” is a nightmare for consumers but positively lucrative for scammers, which is why the pace of new attacks is speeding up.
The latest twist on ransomware is particularly audacious, with scammers using a spam campaign to reach as many consumers as possible with an enticing email come-on: “Your package has been delivered,” according to new research from computer security firm Endgame.
If a consumer opens the attached file to find out more — some people may think it refers to their tax returns, for instance — the ransomware is unleashed.
And the NSA/CIA/FBI can;t do a thing to stop these clowns.
Unless the ransomware is coming form the NSA/CIA/FBI.
I mean, in a nation where the cops steal $56,000 from an orphanage, is it really so hard to accept a broke government pillaging its own people through their computers?
Solar planes can’t carry meaningful amounts of cargo. They can barely carry passengers.
I am not disrespecting the talent of the engineers who achieved this feat. Flying a solar plane around the world is a remarkable achievement. But this achievement does not demonstrate the technology is viable. What it demonstrates is that solar is a ridiculously poor source of power. A solar collector the size of a 747 just managed to collect enough electricity, to keep an incredibly lightweight plane aloft.
This is especially infuriating. Senate clip runs just 1 minute.
This fascinating article openly explores the diminishment of Anglosphere power. It is especially important because it positions the subsiding as an evolutionary trend rather than what it really is: a deliberate policy.
And it does so within the context of Brexit – the upcoming vote in Britain on whether or not to stay in the EU.
But the article’s ramifications go far beyond Brexit. It is as if the topic of Brexit is being used as a launching platform to present a much larger repositioning of the Anglosphere itself.
The alternative media has for a long time presented the video of Ukrainian witnesses, describing fighter jets.
But now, to the mainstream media, it is a SHOCK.
Hundreds of minors were tased by police across England and Wales between January 2014 and November 2015, according to a report by police monitoring group StopWatch.
They found children under 14 in 57 incidents of police using stun guns and submitted the study to the UN Committee of the Rights of the Child
The electronic weapons are used by police to temporarily incapacitate a suspect by using a jolt of up to 50,000 volts and have been criticized by the UN as a form of torture.
Taser: Police brutality with all the modern improvements.
Thailand-based newspaper Bangkok Post in its article, “Yingluck denies Thaksin’s involvement,” refers to ousted, US-backed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra, removed from power in 2006 by a military coup after nearly two terms in office trampling the rule of law and the lives and livelihood of the Thai people, and claims that he has extensively relied on foreign lobbyists in a bid to return to power.
The former top editor of BILD, Peter Bartels, blows the whistle on Germany’s major tabloid in his explosive tell-all book. In his book, BILD – Ex- editor reveals the truth about the demise of a once great newspaper, Bartels reveals how the BILD has degenerated into a “propaganda mouthpiece of the power elite”.
The German military are planning for a long-term military operation against terror group Isis, with plans for a €65 million air base in southern Turkey, Spiegel reports.
Mass Third World immigration to Germany will “soon” cause the three German cities of Augsburg, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt to tip into majority nonwhite status, one of that country’s most prominent demographers has announced.
Speaking in an interview in the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper, “integration expert” Jens Schneider said that Augsburg will be one of the “first major German cities where people with a migration background will form the majority population.”
The collapse of British Home Stores has hammered home the lesson we have all been learning about big business under David Cameron’s Conservative Government.
The lesson is:
Corporate bosses get to take all the cash to tax havens; workers get nothing.
For all the BHS employees who voted Tory: Take a good, hard look at Philip Green’s latest yacht (pictured) – his third.
It cost roughly the same amount of money as is missing from your pension fund.
Many homeless people in England are not entitled to vital help under UK law even if they are sleeping on the streets, a damning report shows.
But the refugees get lots of free goodies!
Osama bin Laden is dead. The news first came from sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan almost six months ago: the fugitive died in December  and was buried in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan. Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, echoed the information. The remnants of Osama’s gang, however, have mostly stayed silent, either to keep Osama’s ghost alive or because they have no means of communication.
In 2013, a report commissioned by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) revealed how over 1.3 million people were wrongly misdiagnosed with cancer. For years, the focus has been on early diagnosis of cancer, resulting in millions of people being falsely treated for cancer with damaging surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, to cure a disease thatthey actually did not have.
But it makes money for the cancer-industrial complex and that’s all that matters, right?
Fracking is a process wherein large amounts of chemical-laden water are injected into shale to release pockets of gas and oil. This water is rendered useless and is usually toxic. Incredibly, it is then often re-injected underground, where it runs the risk of leaching into drinking water sources. Not only does this water bear the toxic chemicals that were injected into it during fracking, but it also brings up naturally-occurring heavy metals, radioactive isotopes and volatile organics from thousands of feet underground.
A recently released report highlights the disturbing amount of air pollution and water contamination caused by fracking in the U.S., and examines its impact on local communities.
There’s confusion in Washington over the US president’s order to send an extra 250 troops to Syria. Barack Obama had repeatedly pledged to avoid putting boots on the ground – although according to the State Department, that’s not the case.
The White House is reportedly planning to accept Israeli demands for increased military aid, following pressure by the US Senate to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding laying out US support to Israel for the next decade.
With the current Memorandum of Understanding set to expire in 2018, Israel has been pressuring the White House to enlarge the annual aid package from $3.1 billion to between $4-4.5 billion.
The builders of the existing and rather spotty U.S. border fence, which separates Arizona from Mexico, should be ashamed of themselves.
In the last few years, there seems to have been a drastic increase of police violence plaguing the United States, as if everyone with a badge is auditioning to become Mad Max in the pending societal breakdown. However, the even more depressing truth is that things haven’t really gotten worse. Quite a few cops have been dragging their asses way over the thin blue line since time immemorial. For instance …
Ever since the inception of the European Economic Community, British politicians across the entire political spectrum have been perceptive enough to realize that Britain will lose its sovereignty and turn into a vassal of the France-Germany axis. Unfortunately, most voters in the British referendum glean their information from the sound bites of politicians on television. This circumstance leaves the public open to manipulation, uninformed, and ignorant of the facts.
Having documented the growing tensions in Sweden between an immigration-happy government and a nation beset by refugee-crime sprees, it appears ‘the people’ have had enough. Stockholm residents are upset over the city council’s plans to re-locate hundreds of Muslim migrants right next to a school and during a recent meeting, brawls broke out as Swedes exclaimed, “we demand f##king answers, now!” These are not ultra-right-wing nationalists exhorting their racist feelings, these are average Swedes and the revolution is building…
We have all been told a lie. The lie that says democracy can be maintained only through voting, through purely representative, parliamentarian means. When the founding fathers set up the Constitution and Bill of Rights, they were wary of any truly popular, working and middle class control of the United States. Our government was to be run as a republic, designed by elites, for the elites. Our three branches of government were not simply invented for checks and balances: another reason was to stymie any massively popular mandates that would go against the interests of the oligarchy.
It seems like DHS will go to any lengths to keep Americans in fear, even if that means reviving a useless color-coded threat chart. A recent AP story revealed, DHS spent $90K in taxpayer money to review whether they should bring back their color coded threat chart. The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) hired by DHS, found their color-coded threat chart to be simplistic and misleading, noting that colors were a “disaster” for communicating terror threats.
We often say that the New York Times is in the hasbara business, explaining away Israeli human rights abuses. And today we’ve got them redhanded. Bear with me a minute.
Federal regulators gave the green light to Charter Communications’ proposed $78 billion mega-merger with Time Warner Cable on Monday, paving the way for a new broadband industry giant with 24 million customers in 41 states. The deal, in which Charter would also absorb smaller rival Brighthouse Networks for $10.4 billion, has been fiercely opposed by public interest groups that call it just the latest example of a decades-long pattern of runaway consolidation in the telecommunications industry. Together, the new Charter and industry leader Comcast would become the nation’s two dominant broadband providers, controlling nearly two-thirds of the high-speed broadband market.
Female suicide bombers tend to be motivated by revenge after having lost a loved one, usually a husband, according to a new study on female violence.
Dr. Helen Gavin, a psychology lecturer from the University of Huddersfield and co-author of a new book on female aggression, told an audience at the Defence Science and Technology Lab (DSTSL) she had been trying to identify “distinct” psychological traits in failed female suicide bombers.
By Jon Rappoport
It’s no surprise that the US government would look the other way when lower IQ and cancer are business as usual.
One of the major agencies that would look the other way is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
—But suppose scientists within the EPA spoke out, revolted, and issued official rebukes to their own Agency’s position on fluorides?
Talk about cognitive dissonance. Contradiction. “We at the EPA know fluorides are wonderful and safe and beautiful. Of course, our own scientists disagree. Strongly. But don’t worry, we’re ignoring them. And we’re keeping their statements out of the press. Our position on fluorides is administrative. It has nothing to do with science. Anyway, we support cancer and plummeting IQ. They’re wonderful.”…
At an average distance of 225 million km (139.8 million miles) from Earth, the sheer logistics involved in getting information back and forth from Mars make it a mammoth task.
But researchers have found a way to overcome these technical challenges, reworking a series of images beamed back from the red planet to making them up to five times more detailed.
Upset customer, Bradley Kerr, from Birkenhead, said: ‘What’s with items starting to appear for sale as ‘Prime Exclusive’?
‘It’s utter nonsense to need an £80 subscription to simply buy stuff from Amazon.
‘Amazon Prime should provide perks to Prime members, not lock out non-members from basic services.’
‘Don’t you guys earn enough money without forcing people to join Prime?’
Amazon bosses have also given the ‘exclusively for Prime Members’ badge to a selection of Barbie toys and other video games.
USA Today reported on April 19 that U.S. air forces bombing Syria and Iraq have been operating under new, looser rules of engagement since last fall. The war commander, Lt Gen Sean McFarland, now orders air strikes that are expected to kill up to 10 civilians without prior approval from U.S. Central Command, and U.S. officials made it clear to USA Today that U.S. air strikes are killing more civilians as a result of the new rules.
Black people were more likely to be killed by America’s largest city police departments:
Police departments disproportionately killed black people, who were 41% of victims despite being only 20% of the population living in these cities.
41 of the 60 police departments disproportionately killed black people relative to the population of black people in their jurisdiction.
14 police departments killed black people exclusively in 2015, 100% of the people they killed were black. For only 5 police departments were 100% of those killed white.
59 of the nation’s largest 60 city police departments killed civilians in 2015. Some killed at much higher rates than others:
Bakersfield, Oklahoma City, Oakland, Indianapolis Metropolitan, Long Beach, New Orleans, St. Louis Metropolitan, and San Francisco Police Departments killed people at the highest rates in 2015.
This is critically important to know, if you live in one of the cities listed, or are about to relocate to a city listed in this report.
Russia’s electronic warfare equipment producer launched tests of a tactical electromagnetic combat complex fully integrated with latest air-defense systems. It guarantees complete neutralization of all enemy electronics.
Factory testing is underway for components of the new system, capable of protecting troops and civilian facilities from air and space attacks, a representative of Russia’s leading producer of electronic warfare systems, Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told TASS. The tests are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
Integrated with air defense systems and networks, the new complex “maintains automated real-time intelligence data exchange with the airspace defense task force” to facilitate centralized target distribution, the source said.
Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that US weapons makers are not anywhere near having this technology available for our troops; and in the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy (who, I believe said it before Mythbusters did, “There’s your problem!!”
The Church of England has been attacked by Brexit campaigners after producing a referendum prayer calling for the ‘peoples of Europe’ to work together.
The extraordinary message has been specifically written to be used by worshippers during the battle.
The move was condemned as the latest installment in the ‘Project Fear’ approach adopted by David Cameron’s Remain campaign.
An innocent Atlanta man spent multiple days handcuffed to a hospital bed with a broken leg and a severed artery after an Atlanta cop falsely accused him of stealing a tomato that he actually bought.
Tyrone Carnegay spent then spent three days in jail before the charges were finally dropped. The interaction was all caught on a Walmart security camera.
“I was chained to my bed in Grady. They said I assaulted him and obstructed him from doing his job,” Carnegay told the local news. The video proves that none of this was true.
Carnegay explained to WSB-TV that he was walking out of the store after purchasing his groceries when an off-duty Atlanta cop, working security at the store, walked up to him without warning and began beating him.
“He’s giving me a verbal command. As he’s grabbing me, he’s beating me at the same time. ‘Get on ground.’ Beating me at the same time,” Carnegay said.
If you are planning a seminar or convention, and to date, Atlanta had been one of the sites you had considered, please take that city off your list; if you are in touch with any Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, and please inform them that police violence against the elderly innocent is your reason, you are concerned about the physical safety of your convention attendees, and tell them to please not contact you further.
If you were planning a vacation to Atlanta, change the venue, and let Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed, know the reason why; you now understand that visiting Atlanta can be hazardous to one’s health, in terms of broken bones and internal bleeding caused by the police.
Because it is only when the economic pressure on a city gets hard enough, and painful enough, that someone, with some real clout, will have a long talk with Captain of Atlanta “peace” officers, and advise them that their behaviour is hurting the city economically, and that this cannot be allowed to stand.
Dozens of Arab families who were planning to build homes in the Jewish city of Afula have lost their leases to the land after an Israeli judge said that they illegally coordinated their bids.
“It’s so unjust,” “If this is not racism, so what is?”
Police are failing to take action against forced marriages for fear of being called “racist”, according to women’s rights campaigner Yasmin Choudhury.
Writing for the Independent, Choudhury said strict traditions in South Asian communities have led to authorities shying away “from the problem of fear of cultural offence.”
Someone should be looking into the likely Republican nominee for governor. John Kasich is another one of the those “pro-family” Republicans who is gay. He’s voted against gay marriage and gay adoption but is well known to be a homosexual and to surround himself with equally hypocritical gays.
I want to be clear here. I don’t have a problem with Kasich (or Cruz or Hillary) being gay. What I have a problem with; what all Americans should have a problem with, is the lying, deception, and hypocrisy.
On a nice, warm Saturday afternoon a good crowd had gathered at Broadway Cinemas in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We were there to watch Hellstorm, a documentary by Kyle Hunt and Tom Goodrich, illustrating the horrific and oftentimes unimaginable treatment of the German people after World War II.
As well done as the film is, it is certainly not for the faint-hearted, but nonetheless it is still imperative for every person of European descent to see this for it gives us a glimpse of what could happen if the Jews have their way and do successfully implement their New World Order.
This is an age in which news has been superseded by propaganda, and education by brain-washing and indoctrination. From the advertising used to sell poor quality goods, to the classes in schools designed to make children into conditioned robots of the State, the art of persuasion has displaced the simple virtue of truth.
Newly declassified documents reveal how David Ben-Gurion’s mumbles and a trick sightseeing tour helped Israeli officials pull the wool over Washington’s eyes on the real purpose of the Dimona reactor.
With leaders all over the world on the take for millions, the defense industry has spawned a global business that profits from war, supports corruption everywhere, and must, for its survival, fan the flames of civil wars and global conflict.
That is the premise of “Shadow World” — a powerful new documentary. In this week’s podcast, WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schectman talks to the film’s director Johan Grimonprez and its writer Andrew Feinstein.
As a member of the African National Congress in South Africa, Feinstein saw firsthand how the corruption and payoffs worked — and their grim consequences:
“Within five years of the advent of our democracy, our country decided to spend $10 billion on weapons that we didn’t need, that we barely used, and the primary reason for that was that $300 millions in bribes were paid. And it had a profound effect of South Africa’s democracy.
Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; these merchants of death are pervasive,profoundly evil, and have had their consciences collectively removed in order to peddle their products.
The world’s third largest soy exporter may have just dealt another blow to the multi-national agricultural company Monsanto. A simple decree by the Argentine government regarding food inspection may signal an even bigger…
Brexit campaigners, including UKIP’s Nigel Farage, have shunned support from the French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, ahead of her controversial visit to Britain.
Le Pen, who previously compared Muslims praying in the streets to Nazis occupying France, is planning a trip to London at the end of May or early June.
America’s toothless Tiger Moth, the F?35, has copped another backhander from US government auditors: the US Government Accountability Office reckons its logistics software isn’t ready for battlefield deployment.
The GAO also warns that the US$16.7bn Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) could, instead, swallow anything between $20 and $100bn.
Those warnings are contained in a report (PDF) titled DoD Needs a Plan to Address Risks Related to Its Central Logistics System.
The GAO is also concerned that the DoD’s management of ALIS is so ad-hoc that the “full scale production” due-date of 2019 might not be met.
The phish uses an iframe to serve a Facebook verification form, but that form isn’t from The Social NetworkTM. Instead, the form comes from an external Hostgator site that uses HTTPS and Facebook’s certificate.
That combination means browsers don’t warn users of the impending danger.
Once users log in from the form in the iframe form, a second fake login form appears claiming that the details into the first fake form were incorrect. Users are prompted to log in again.
A login successful page appears after the user has submitted their details for the second time claiming that the victim will receive a verification approval email within the next 24 hours.
President Obama has announced the deployment of 250 more Special Operations troops to Syria in a move that nearly doubles the U.S. presence in the country.
Why did we believe in gas chambers disguised as shower rooms?
Questioning The Holocaust : Why We Believed (Part 1 of 2) examines the unbelievable “gas shower” claims and how images of concentration camp prisoners directly killed by Allied air attacks are cynically exploited to promote “The Holocaust.”
Whether you like it or not, police departments across the country have been accessing a special data base which contains a plethora of personal information on you and the rest of th
The message of one mother in Utah, with ever-growing support from other people who were just as frustrated by the lack of responsibility shown by those who are supposed to act in the public’s best interest, spread like wildfire, not only in Utah and across the USA, but internationally.
By the time of the march, over two million people had become involved in 436 countries. The event was generously covered by Russia Today, with a live feed starting with the first march in Japan, to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, Canada, US, South America and finally ending in Hawaii.
Four years later, food products are still not labeled informing people of the contents of the products that they are spending their money on and consuming, or the hazard that these products are to their health.
Several hundred thousand American citizens won’t be voting in presidential primary elections—and it’s not their fault.
it really was the Israeli government’s intent, as part of an 11 million shekel ($2.9 million) advertising blitz, to “set up an international competition whose winners will be flown to Israel in a plane specially painted in gay pride colors,”
Jewish HLS students rally behind Palestinian classmate who insulted female Israeli politician.
Note: She is also a liar.
Dodd-Frank solved nothing: derivatives trades (yes, the very same trade that stacking up a whopping 17 quadrillion dollars in paper assets bearing no connection to productive and economy reality) are still traded over the counter:
But the OCC has now released four separate reports for each quarter of 2015 showing just the opposite of what the President told the press and the public on March 7. In its most recent report the OCC, the regulator of national banks, states that “In the fourth quarter of 2015, 36.9 percent of the derivatives market was centrally cleared.”
Equally disturbing, the most dangerous area of derivatives, the credit derivatives that blew up AIG and necessitated a $185 billion taxpayer bailout, remain predominately over the counter. According to the latest OCC report, only 16.8 percent of credit derivatives are being centrally cleared. At JPMorgan Chase, more than 80 percent of its credit derivatives are still over-the-counter.
Silver may not be as scarce as gold but it has become much more attractive to investors. While silver prices recently soared to an 11-month high, silver continues to provide investors with more upside potential than gold.
Goldman Sachs has officially launched online banking in a bid to attract families and small business with only a $1 deposit required to open an account which has 100 times the interest of other banks.
The move comes as the financial institution aims to expand from its Wall Street base and aims for the mass market.
Freight traffic still shows no signs of growth in the week ending April 16, 2016, as carloads and intermodal units were both down nearly 13% and 7.5%, respectively, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on April 20, 2016.
For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 499,779 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.1% compared with the same week last year.
Total carloads for the week ending April 16 were 240,462 carloads, down 12.9% compared with the same week in 2015, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 259,317 containers and trailers, down 7.4% compared to 2015.
Claire and I noticed the other day how vast swaths of shelves at our local supermarket are standing empty.
Two of the world’s most advanced warplanes have touched down in Romania for the first time, near the shores of the Black Sea. CNN’s Clarissa Ward reports.
The RDA for iodine is around 150 mcg but according to Dr. David Brownstein, we should be getting far more than the government recommended dose. Dr. Brownstein and other researchers recommend doses ranging from 6-50 mg/day for most people. Some researchers recommend high doses, like 50 to 100mg a day, to replenish the body’s iodine and remove any microbes that have built up over the years because of the body’s weakened immune system due to all toxins in our environment.
The news that Philip Green systematically asset stripped British Home Stores of hundreds of millions of pounds, and that these were paid to his wife in Monaco so there was no tax, is simply an everyday story of the society we live in. Not only will there probably be 10,000 redundancies, a much larger number will see their company pensions disappear due to the unexplained hollowing out of the company pension fund. Meantime Green is buying a new £100 million luxury yacht.
I am willing to predict that Cameron, Blair and Clinton all find their way on to Philip Green’s new yacht. I am willing to bet that no ex-employee of BHS ever does.
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We’ve documented US government use of harmful and deadly experiments upon the public (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here for just a few, and that the US tortures people in Orwellian violation of six binding areas of law). Ramola’s testimony of being a “targeted individual” is here.
Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), the group which led the call to end the involvement of American psychologists in the CIA Torture program at Guantanamo, and took the American Psychological Association (APA) to task last summer for their “highly permissive” ethics through which the APA had colluded with the Department of Defense “to preserve unethical detention and interrogation practices”, is calling now for psychologists to look closer at Cruel, Inhumane, and Degrading Treatment (CIDT), torture, and abuse ongoing currently within the US Criminal Justice system and undertaken “with the consent and acquiescence of public officials.”
I was also among the founding members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which seeks to educate U.S. lawmakers about the importance of standing with Israel.
Note: But who protects us from the lying Israelis. Must read!
When Steve Pieczenik finally gets to speak, he says: “The Neo-Cons, the Neo-Con Jews, Israel, Dubai, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, will all be implicated in 9-11.” Pieczenik goes on to say that dual-national civilians loyal to the state of Israel had taken over the Pentagon under George W. Bush. He said that he knew immediately on 9-11 that it was a stand-down false-flag terror attack. He said that he got a call from “Israeli operatives” on the morning of 9-11. The Israelis told him that planes had struck the towers and that the towers were or would be collapsing. Pieczenik said that he told the Israelis that that was impossible. The Israelis then told him that he must be “an Arabist”. He told Jones that at that point he knew who was involved in 9-11. “It was Israel,” he told Jones.
Settlers in the American colonies saw such forfeiture laws as “unreasonable searches and seizures which deprived persons of life, liberty, or property, without due process.” Nonetheless, Congress adopted its own version of civil forfeiture, allowing government officials to seize the property of anyone who failed to pay his or her taxes. Over the next few centuries, the government only sporadically utilized civil forfeiture — though various derivations of these laws allowed authorities to seize property without a criminal conviction.
While the police only occasionally took advantage of civil forfeiture in the early 20th century, it truly exploded in popularity in the 1980s, with the rise of the War on Drugs. In 1984, President Reagan enacted the Comprehensive Crime Control Act, which enhanced the ability of police officers to seize cash from anyone and everyone suspected of a drug crime. The goal was to systematically dismantle the drug world by seizing cash.
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This is some funny shit.
That the status quo–the current pyramid of wealth and power dominated by the few at the top–has failed is self-evident, but we can’t bear to talk about it.This is not just the result of a corporate media that serves up a steady spew of pro-status quo propaganda–it is also the result of self-censorship and denial.
Just a few short months ago, the grocery chain ALDI announced that it would ‘go organic’ and ban toxic chemicals from its products. Now, in alignment with its previous decision, the company will be replacing the candy in checkout aisles with healthier alternatives, such as trail mix, granola bars, and dried fruit. Reportedly, the change will go into effect by the end of 2016 in each of the company’s 1,500 stores…
It is one of the ironies of history that relations between the U.S. and what was then the USSR chilled into the Cold War while a liberal Democrat, Harry S. Truman, was in the White House. In 1947, two years after the end of World War II, Truman announced what has since been called the Truman Doctrine, a pledge that the U.S. would come to the aid of any country threatened by the Soviet Union.
Acuña’s inspiring story is proof that activists’ efforts do matter, and that even the world’s largest companies will be held to account.
Peruvian activists knew they were entering a David-and-Goliath battle when they decided to shut down the creation of a $5 billion open-caste gold and copper mine next to a pristine lake, but they have so far succeeded.
However, much of the community’s success in this endeavor can be credited to Maxima Acuña, a farmer who owns a 60-acre plot of land on the exact site where the giant Newmont Mining Corporation desires to dig…
Look how well Paris and Brussels were protected.
To summarize, akin to ancient Rome, the United States has over-extended herself. She has created a climate that could easily be transformed into a war on a slight pretext. Wars, as it is well known are also a means a nation can extricate itself from debt and financial responsibility. The dying Petrodollar system has been on life support for some time, and it appears other nations such as the BRIC’s are taking the initiative to return to a true monetary standard. This is the same gold and silver standard that the U.S. should never have left in the first place.
The controversial site, BeautifulPeople.com, was hacked in November and details including sexual preferences, income, addresses and 15 million messages between users were stolen.
Now it has been claimed by Forbes the data has been sold online to a mystery buyer.
“To be truthful about it, there was no way we could have got the public consent to have suddenly launched a campaign on Afghanistan but for what happened on September 11.” Tony Blair. July 17, 2002
Two American F-22 Raptor 5G stealth fighter jets and a refueling aircraft have been deployed to an airfield in Romania as manifestation of NATO’s support to its Eastern European members against “Russian aggression.”
Environmental activists are battling the NYC authorities. They are demanding the release of data concerning the use of the potentially dangerous herbicide.
Immersion in ice-cold water just a few miles from the North Pole wasn’t among the hardships planned for Russian airborne troops on a recent training mission.
The first launch from Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome, in the country’s Far East, will be held at 5:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, the TASS news agency reported Monday, citing the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
The space agency said that final preparations for the launch of Soyuz 2.1a carrier rocket, expected to deliver three satellites into orbit, are underway.
In a statement published Saturday, Roscosmos said the Soyuz carrier rocket had been successfully installed at the launch site on April 23.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes… Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” — Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815
In this interview, David Swanson, author of War Is a Lie, counters the theory that war is an inevitable part of human nature, says the antiwar movement is larger than the dominant media suggest and shares the view that wars are fought primarily for money and markets.
Robert McChesney and John Nichols say 2016 is the most volatile political year in modern American history and that young people becoming engaged in the electoral process is the best way to fix every problem we have.
For those who wonder why, as the editor of Natural News, I carry a loaded weapon with me at all times, consider how often whistleblowers who threaten to expose government conspiracy crimes end up dead. In just the last few days, a water treatment plant foreman who could have testified against the corrupt government of Michigan was found dead in his home. On the exact same day, Sasha Avonna Bell, who spearheaded a lawsuit against the government over the lead poisoning of the Flint water supply, was found murdered.
“She was identified Thursday, the same day the death of a Flint Water Treatment Plant foreman who was wanted for questioning in connection with the crisis was announced,” reports the Daily Mail.
As peace talks continue between the Syrian government and the High Negotiations Committee, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned of Turkey’s “decisive influence” on the opposition council.
“In order to come to terms over six months it is necessary not to slam the door and dig in heels, as several delegates of the so-called Riyadh group have done,” Lavrov said on Monday, speaking on the progress made through the Syrian peace talks.
Syria’s General Fahd Jassem al-Freij (C), Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense allegedly visiting troops in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (File)
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Syrian Army Repels Multiple Terrorist Attacks on Aleppo
The ceasefire agreed on February 27 has largely held and includes 71 settlements. While there have been occasional instances of fighting, many of these can be attributed to terrorist groups like Daesh, which are outlawed and not part of the deal.
This is one of the most reasonable, intelligent, diplomats of our time, and Lavrov is desperately attempting to create conditions leading toward peace, while the US and Turkish government are working feverishly to make a hash of the peace process in order to create regime change in Damascus.
The Kepler space observatory is back on its ambitious mission in search of alien life in our galaxy, much to the relief of scientists and fans. Why the restarted NASA spacecraft slipped into emergency mode earlier this month remains a bit of a mystery.
President Barack Obama, speaking in Germany on Monday, said we’re fortunate to be living in the “most peaceful” era in human history.
“I want to begin with an observation that, given the challenges that we face in the world and the headlines we see every day, may seem improbable but it’s true. We are fortunate to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history,” he said.
After touting world peace, Obama moved on to prosperity and progress:
“More people live in democracies, where they live wealthier and healthier and better educated with a global economy that has lifted up more than a billion people from extreme poverty and created new middle classes from the Americas to Africa to Asia.”
OK, it’s now official; the sitting President of the United States…. has absolutely, utterly, and completely lost his mind!!
The US government is on the verge of initiating the next great war; the true unemployment numbers are horrific, at right around 20%; more people live in Kleptocracies than true democracies, including US citizens; the global economy has caused more outsourcing/offshoring of formerly American jobs, leaving what is left of the middle class in economic misery; and the only middle class evolution has been in China.
IS this man on some kind of controlled substance, to actually make these statements publicly?!?
Why was Hillary Clinton transferring/extracting data from secure, and monitored, classified State Department data bases, into her non-secure private email server?
What else was data-mined and extracted from government accounts, that could/would be discovered with a thorough forensics investigation into the private server?
She wasn’t just reading them, she was extracting them. Why would she be doing this, if not to build a shadow file for use at a later date?
Evidence continues to mount on how lopsided has been the implementation so far of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a.k.a. the Iran nuclear agreement, with Iran’s rigorous carrying out of its obligations regarding its nuclear program being unmatched by the sort of financial and commercial opening to Iran that was a fundamental part of the bargain that was struck.
Tensions are rapidly escalating between the US and Russia following last week two fly-bys when first a Russian Su-24 “buzzed” the US missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea, and just days later flew within 50 feet of a US recon plane also flying over the Baltic Sea, which some interpreted as a Russian warning to Poland. The U.S. quickly responded and complained vocally to Russia (even if Obama did not mention the incident during his phone call with Putin immediately following the incident).
Speaking after a meeting between NATO envoys and Russia, their first in almost two years, Moscow’s ambassador to NATO said the April 11 maritime incident showed there could be no improvement in ties until the U.S.-led alliance withdrew from Russia’s borders.
And just to make sure Russia has another “free option” at reckless behavior, earlier today the U.S. Air Force flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine.
WHAT Russian aggression?!?
At this point, the Russian government has been very sane, and conservative in its response to US/NATO aggression, which has been both obvious, and palpable.
IF you look at the following map, you will see why Russia cannot possibly be very happy at this deployment:
Romania borders Ukraine, and Bucharest is less than a thousand miles from Moscow; this deployment will undoubtedly make Putin angry, and is part of the “drip -drip -drip” NATO provocation about which Russia has been (rightly) complaining.
Barack Obama today declared the European Union is one of the ‘greatest achievements of modern times’ as he continued his blitz against Brexit. Speaking in Germany on the latest leg of his farewell tour, the US President praised the EU for ending centuries of war in Europe. And he claimed the ‘entire world’ needs a ‘united Europe’ days after making a forceful case against Brexit while on a visit to London.
So, just be warned. If you were to, say, write something like, “I think Hillary Clinton is a spawn of Satan dragon woman from the 8th circle of Dante’s Inferno and I am surprised Chelsea survived being born because don’t dragon creatures tend to sometimes eat their young?” on your Facebook wall, well, I imagine you too might get a stern online talking to from Hillary’s army of paid Internet trolls “record correctors”.
We are seeing a lot of geological events happen in a very short span of time. Large and sometimes devastating earthquakes have struck from Asia to Ecuador, and video released from Yellowstone is leaving people wondering if the super volcano there is about to blow.
Everything seems unsettled…
Now an earthquake swarm is hitting, of all places, Arizona.
Australia Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham says fracking should be banned as a “global threat” to our water supply, and to prove his point, he literally took a lighter and set a river contaminated by fracking on fire.
The criminal depths to which police will sink to bolster their budgets, apparently have no limit, as a recent case of police theft in Oklahoma illustrates. To keep society safe, sheriff’s deputies in Muskogee County, Oklahoma robbed a church and an orphanage of $53,000. Real American heroes. Eh Wah, 40, a refugee from Burma, who became a US citizen more than a decade ago, was traveling with the cash to deliver it to the intended recipients when he was targetted by modern day, state-sanctioned pirates — for a broken tail light. Eh Wah had been entrusted with the money by the members of his Christian band who had been on a 19-city tour raising funds for the Dr. T. Thanbyah Christian Institute, a religious liberal arts college in Burma serving the Karen community there. And, they had also collected funds for the Hsa Thoo Lei orphanage in Thailand, which serves internally displaced Karen people.
Back in August, I wrote a post titled The real email question: Did Hillary Clinton sell US secrets? As much as I loathe Hillary, this was a very serious question based on the facts that we know. The IG representing the 17 US intelligence agencies identified two emails residing on Hillary Clinton’s private, unsecure email server as being properly classified as TS\TK, that is, the were classified Top Secret and compartmentalized under the code words Talent Keyhole which indicates that it is imagery deriving from a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite. If the emails had merely contained a description of the satellite imagery, even if the subject were classified, there is no way a reader could ascertain if the imagery came from a KH-11 or a drone or a manned flight or an on the ground agent. This implies that the emails contained the actual imagery (with no security markings, we’ve heard of that before).
While the media is focusing your attention on the shiny object that is her email server, the real story is not being told. The circumstantial evidence indicates that Hillary Clinton, or members of her inner circle with her connivance, purloined highly classified US intelligence and either sold it, traded it, or used it for personal gain. This is not a conspiracy theory and it is not hyperbole. Stick with me for a moment.
As I have often pointed out, the neoconservatives have been driven insane by their arrogance and hubris. In their pursuit of American hegemony over the world, they have cast aside all caution in their determination to destabilize Russia and China.
By implementing neoliberal economic policies urged on them by their economists trained in the Western neoliberal tradition, the Russian and Chinese governments are setting themselves up for Washington. By swallowing the “globalism” line, using the US dollar, participating in the Western payments system, opening themselves to destabilization by foreign capital inflows and outflows, hosting American banks, and permitting foreign ownership, the Russian and Chinese governments have made themselves ripe for destabilization.
If Russia and China do not disengage from the Western system and exile their neoliberal economists, they will have to go to war in order to defend their sovereignty.
I would strongly suggest that China has already began to break free from American dollar hegemony, by creating a gold-backed yuan, which is not convertible to US dollars; that happened last week.
But aside from monetary provocations, the US has been baiting Russia and China militarily for quite some time, over Syria, the Baltic Sea, and the South China Sea; it is not a question of if, but when, both China and Russia will feel that they have no other recourse than to respond militarily; and if they collectively have the horse-sense to not respond militarily, look for some kind of US-engineered false flag event to happen, and be blamed on either, or both, countries.
I have never in almost 67 years on this planet, seen an American President, during an election year, push so hard for a massive, major war; but this is because the US economy is imploding, and the Obama Administration desperately wants a war to blame for the financial misery in which so many Americans find themselves right now, so they do not blame him, or his economic policies.
However, I would strongly caution President Obama that this is a very dangerous policy to be pursuing right now, because the US military doesn’t have the money, the weaponry, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia and/or China.
At least three people have been killed and a further seven injured after a bus exploded in central Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, according to the national emergencies ministry.
Healthy eating can lead to major improvements in health and well-being.
However, for some people, the focus on healthy eating can become obsessive and morph into an eating disorder known as orthorexia.
Like other eating disorders, orthorexia can have severe consequences.
This article explains everything you need to know about orthorexia.
A memo to the writer of this codswallop, who almost HAS to be on the payroll at Sygenta or Monsanto; orthorexia nervousa is an absolute made-up disease, such as ADHD. It has no basis in reality, whatsoever, except for the marketing geniuses at the companies which make the chemicals present in GMO foods.
So thank you, I will continue to care about the quality of food I buy for this little household of two, and avoid GMO products like the plague; I would advise our readers and listeners to do the same.
Because the reality is, over time, GMO foods can hurt you, and cause real havoc to your health. This is NOT codswallop, but a demonstrable fact, as realized by the French researcher who realized that Monsanto only harvested and inspected the carcasses of rats who had only been fed GMO foods for 90 days. This was reported at naturalnews.com in 2012:
Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn. The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide. It reported, “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females.” The Daily Mail reported, “Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors.” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/artic…) It goes on to say: “The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.” Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles…) Tags: GMO study, cancer tumors, organ damage Facebook (110,777)Twitter GMO study (NaturalNews) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn. The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide. “Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study” wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology…) It reported, “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females.” The Daily Mail reported, “Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors.” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/artic…) It goes on to say: “The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.” The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed. The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London. Findings from the study Here are some of the shocking findings from the study: • Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death. • Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors. • Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage. • The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.
So, to the writer of this drivel, no matter how negatively you may try to label my preference for natural, non-GMO contaminated food, you will not change my mind; science, my dear, is absolutely on my side.
Eat whatever food-atrocity you wish, but leave me the heck alone, thank you very much.
The engine of American foreign policy has been fueled not by a devotion to any kind of morality, but rather by the necessity to serve other imperatives, which can be summarized as follows:
* making the world safe for American corporations;
* enhancing the financial statements of defense contractors at home who have contributed generously to members of congress;
* preventing the rise of any society that might serve as a successful example of an alternative to the capitalist model;
* extending political and economic hegemony over as wide an area as possible, as befits a “great power.”
This in the name of fighting a supposed moral crusade against what cold warriors convinced themselves, and the American people, was the existence of an evil International Communist Conspiracy, which in fact never existed, evil or not.
The United States carried out extremely serious interventions into more than 70 nations in this period.
Restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms is closing 27 underperforming locations and laying off 1,100 workers in attempt to boost profits.
Of the 27 restaurants, 21 were company-owned and closed last week. The remaining six are leased and expected to close in fiscal 2017.
The number of Palestinian minors being held in Israeli prisons has soared following the wave of violence that started last October.
Figures submitted by the Israel Prison Service show that the number of Palestinian minors imprisoned for security-related offenses rose from 170 last September to 438 in February. Some 54 percent of the prisoners, 238, are in custody until the end of the legal process against them. Seven have been detained without being charged, including one who is not yet 16.
Human rights groups say that locking up minors infringes on their rights and increases the chances of their returning to violence or terrorist activity.
While no Palestinian youths younger than 14 were held in prison last September, by February five were incarcerated, including one girl. The number of prisoners aged 16-18 rose from 143 to 324, while the number of prisoners aged 14-16 rose from 27 to 98.
Whether these kids have actually committed any violence, the purpose of Israeli incarceration is very simple; to break their spirits, as deeply as is humanly possible,and to force them to wear the emotional baggage of learned helplessness against Israeli aggression.
Why do we seem to be trapped in an endless cycle of war, with each new military adventure promised to be different than the last? David Swanson’s War Is a Lie takes apart and thoroughly refutes every major argument that has been used to justify wars, especially those wars most widely trumpeted as just and good.
In this interview, David Swanson, author of War Is a Lie, counters the theory that war is an inevitable part of human nature, says the antiwar movement is larger than the dominant media suggest and shares the view that wars are fought primarily for money and markets.
Congress – and the White House – are all purchased commodities in the struggle for market domination by corporations.
And those naive enough to believe that the American election process gives us the candidates – and ultimately – the right people for the jobs of Congressional representatives and president, are fooling themselves.
By the times candidates are vetted, and chosen (and financially supported) by the corporations which own them, it matters not what the voters think at all; voting in this country has devolved to a Kabuki-like exercise in which people have the illusion that they have had some say in the matter of American leadership, when they have none whatsoever.
And the degree of vote-rigging in this country?!? Absolutely amazing. If you have not seen it, please see Bev Harris’ video, “Hacking democracy”, which demonstrates, painfully clearly, how voting machines can be rigged in favor of a particular candidate.
In the first ever interview of its kind, Dave Gahary speaks with the police officer responsible for arresting the “Dancing Israelis” on September 11, 2001, who were caught filming and celebrating while the WTC burned and people died.
Sgt. Scott DeCarlo reveals the details of that day, details the Zionist-controlled mainstream media conveniently overlooked. DeCarlo has promised that this is his first and last interview on the subject, in the hopes of quelling ongoing interest in his role that horrible day.
The Russian Defense Ministry has released footage of airstrikes delivered by Russian combat helicopters and warplanes on Islamic State forces during the operation in Palmyra.
One clip released Thursday shows two separate attacks by Mil Mi-28 helicopter gunboats on a militant armored vehicle and a fortified building, according to the ministry. Both show guided air-to-surface missiles beam-riding towards their targets.
The men were taking video or photos of themselves with the World Trade Center burning in the background, she said. What struck Maria were the expressions on the men’s faces. “They were like happy, you know … They didn’t look shocked to me. I thought it was very strange,” she said.
She found the behavior so suspicious that she wrote down the license plate number of the van and called the police. Before long, the FBI was also on the scene, and a statewide bulletin was issued on the van.
The plate number was traced to a van owned by a company called Urban Moving. Around 4 p.m. on Sept. 11, the van was spotted on a service road off Route 3, near New Jersey’s Giants Stadium. A police officer pulled the van over, finding five men, between 22 and 27 years old, in the vehicle. The men were taken out of the van at gunpoint and handcuffed by police.
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on drones. Cian Westmoreland, whistleblower and former drone technician for Obama’s top secret drone program talks about the indiscriminate targeting that means that civilians are dying when they are searching for terrorists. Plus how responsible are drones in the radicalisation of civilians?
The Russian Defense Ministry has released rare footage of a Tor-M2U surface-to-air missile launcher firing on the move, a feat as yet unachieved by any competitor.
First trials of a sea-based Zircon hypersonic cruise missile have begun, a top defense industry source told RIA Novosti. The secretive missile is said to be capable of flying five to six times the speed of sound. It is launched from a 5G submarine.
Russia’s newest S-500 Prometheus mobile air and space defense complex is expected to enter service this year. The Defense Ministry is allegedly planning to order five S-500 complexes capable of intercepting ballistic and hypersonic missiles.
“We are expecting the first models of the S-500 air defense systems very soon,” Russian Aerospace Forces Vice-Commander Lt.-Gen. Viktor Gumenny told the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Friday.
The S-500 has a very short boost phase, making boost detection by satellite harder, and the missile is maneuverable during the coast phase, making ballistic prediction and interception impossible. The warheads are also maneuverable, obsoleting the entire US ballistic missile defense system, because the S-500 and its warheads are no longer behaving in a ballistic manner.
In a landmark victory for torture victims, U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled on Friday that a lawsuit against two psychologist CIA contractors who helped design the agency’s brutal interrogation program may move forward.
It is the first such case to proceed since before the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
By rejecting a motion to dismiss the civil case, Quackenbush gives the plaintiffs—Tanzanian Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Libyan Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and the family of Afghani Gul Rahman—a chance “to call their torturers to account in court for the first time,” said ACLU staff attorney Dror Ladin, who argued in court on Friday.
Ladin called it “a historic win in the fight to hold the people responsible for torture accountable for their despicable and unlawful actions.”
Over recent months I have often written about the potential of China’s strategic One Belt, One Road Eurasian and Asian infrastructure Great Project to act as a global economic transformer toward positive, sustained economic growth. It’s becoming clear by the day that strategic economic planners in Beijing have been working out specific details of how best to use the new high-speed rail infrastructure project spanning the vast space of Eurasia from Beijing across Russia and the states of the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union including Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus and on to the west to include, so far, states of eastern and central Europe. A series of recent agreements by Chinese companies in Kazakhstan gives a hint of the economic boom being planned.
On April 12, largely unnoticed by the corporate media, they began a weeklong series of rallies protesting money in politics and calling for a restoration of the sanctity of the election process.
In a show of civil disobedience designed to raise awareness of the devastating influence of money in politics, more than 1,400 people got themselves arrested outside the Capitol.
Notwithstanding the timeliness of the event — and its direct relevance to the presidential race — coverage has been miniscule. An analysis by the advocacy group Media Matters has found that the major news networks between April 11 and April 18 devoted to the protests a grand total of … 29 seconds, and only on PBS.
The only time the media seemed to find anything worth reporting was when celebrities were taken away in shackles. Actress Rosario Dawson was arrested Friday, April 15. Vermont’s ice cream royalty, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, were arrested as part of Democracy Awakening on Monday.
One person was killed and dozens were injured as the Turkish border town of Kilis was hit by rockets coming from Islamic State-controlled territories in Syria on two occasions on Sunday.
In the morning, two Katyusha rockets hit a residential area not from the town’s center, injuring 16 people, including children.
One projectile penetrated the roof of a house, while the other hit the garden fence, Dogan news agency reported.
An angry crowd gathered in the poor neighborhood shortly after the attack, shouting “enough is enough” and blaming the authorities for their inability to provide security. Eventually, riot police had to interfere to disperse the crowd.
This was an horrific event for these people; however, in the broader scheme of things, one has to ask: how is the Turkish government going to spin this?!?
Take a close look at the manner in which WTC 7 collapses straight down. For the building to collapse in this fashion, all of the load bearing supports would have had to fail at exactly the same time.
The claim that the collapse was the result of a fire requires the fire be equally distributed throughout the entire floor of the building, providing equal heat for an equal amount of time, so that all the load bearings members would fail at the exact same moment.
Do you find this plausible?
“But them fires in WTC 7 were more fierce than demolition explosives, and they were all started by Saudis!” – Official White Horse Souce
A day after North Korea’s foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said Sunday that Washington isn’t taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would “have to do better than that.”
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, interviewed Saturday by the AP, also defended his country’s right to maintain a nuclear deterrent and warned that Pyongyang won’t be cowed by international sanctions. And for those waiting for the North’s regime to collapse, he had this to say: Don’t hold your breath.
“Stop the nuclear war exercises in the Korean Peninsula, then we should also cease our nuclear tests,” he said in his first interview Saturday with a Western news organization.
Obama dismissed North Korea’s latest overture at a news conference Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hannover, Germany.
A short memo to President Obama: the longer you wait to engage with China in serious negotiations to replace the Armistice (which is simply a cessation of military activities)with a real peace treaty, the sooner Kim Jung Un, or his successor will possess – and be able to successfully aim – a nuclear weapon.
This should have been on your “to do” list from the very moment you took the oath of office; but obviously, you have chosen to just let the situation fester here, because you have been hoping for a potential war with China, in order to defeat the rise of the yuan.
But sir, I need to ask you: did you happen to get the memo that last week that China is issuing a gold-backed yuan, which is not convertible at all into US dollars?!?
Apparently, Mr. President, the Chinese government was way ahead of you on this.
But you can still see it in the internet archive!
– President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since the civil war there began, saying he would dispatch 250 special forces soldiers to help local militia to build on successes against Islamic State.
The new deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to about 300. While the total U.S. ground force is still small by comparison to other American deployments, defense experts said it could help shift the momentum in Syria by giving more Syrian fighters on the ground access to U.S. close air support.
Obama said the move followed victories that clawed back territory from Islamic State.
“Given the success, I’ve approved the deployment of up to 250 additional U.S. personnel in Syria, including special forces, to keep up this momentum,” Obama said in a speech in the German city of Hanover, the last stop on a foreign tour that has taken him to Saudi Arabia and Britain.
A memo to President Obama: sir, that “clawing back” of territories has been largely the success of the Syrian military, coupled with the help of the Russian military.
I would like to politely remind you that doing the same thing precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the classic definitions of insanity.
The alleged “moderate rebels” of whom you, members of the military, and Congress like to speak of so fondly, simply do not exist, period, end of discussion.
Putin has stated very emphatically that regime change in this country, through any attempt at a decap strike against Al-Assad, will absolutely not be tolerated, under his watch.
IT appears that this deployment of American troops in Syria, which come completely uninvited by the Syrian government, is just another provocation against Russia in Syria.
It will only be a matter of time before this conflict devolves into a “hot war” between the US and Russia over Syria; but of course, that’s just the outcome you want to bring about, and rapidly, right?!?
And the reason for this is that the American economy is about to implode, and you desperately need a war to attempt to distract the American people from their economic misery, particularly in an election year.
I would like to strongly suggest that the ruse won’t work, sir.
Less than 6% of the American people trust anything your corporate presstitutes and whorespondents have to say, and for damned good reason.
Your “unemployment numbers” are so far away from the reality of unemployment in this country, a sane person doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Putting the US into a war against Russia (and/or China) at the end of your presidency is an horrifically dangerous thing for you to do.
And I say this because our military doesn’t have the weaponry, the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength, to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with either country.
After needlessly contaminating Flint’s water supply with lead, a new report reveals the government now monitors social media for hints subversive communications relating to the Flint Water Crisis. According to MLive, officials with the Michigan State Police have been conducting online surveillance for comments about Flint’s lead contamination crisis. One of over 127,000 emails released by Gov. Rick Snyder’s office shows one man’s allegedly threatening Facebook post concerning the government’s mishandling of the Flint crisis — which led to the initiation of criminal proceedings. “It’s time for civil unrest. Burn down the Governor [sic] mansion, elimionate [sic] the capitol where legislators RE-INSTATED the emergency dictator law after the PEOPLE voted it down, and tell the Mich [sic] State Police if they use military force, we will return with same,” the unnamed Copper City man’s Facebook post stated, according to MLive.
If nobody is working in one out of every five U.S. families, then how in the world can the unemployment rate be close to 5 percent as the Obama administration keeps insisting? The truth, of course, is that the U.S. economy is in far worse condition than we are being told. Last week, I discussed the fact that the Federal Reserve has found that 47 percent of all Americans would not be able to come up with $400 for an unexpected visit to the emergency room without borrowing it or selling something. But Barack Obama and his minions never bring up that number. Nor do they ever bring up the fact that 20 percent of all families in America are completely unemployed. The following comes directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics…
These are the real unemployment numbers, which are just going to get worse with time.
This is why the US government is in such a hot hurry to get a major war going, so as to attempt to distract Americans from the real culprits in their economic misery.
We have a choice of trains: greed and self-interest train taking us over the cliff OR the train of collective work towards a sustainable future.
Israel was accepted into the United Nations on condition that it accept the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees. Admission of Israel to membership in the United Nations (General Assembly Resolution 273 of May 11, 1949 ) requires Israel to comply with General Assembly Resolution 194 of December 11, 1948 and Israel stated it agreed to comply with this resolution.
Needless to say, Israel never complied.
Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Ministry has formally proposed legal amendments to the Attorney General that would require the country’s political blogs and online news portals to register with the government. Minister Salleh Said Keruak denies that the legislation amounts to censorship, arguing that the proposal is designed to preserve the Internet as a tool for promoting Malaysia’s economic growth, and meant to protect the country against internal divisions brought about by misleading information published online, he says.
Human rights groups and media freedom advocates denounced the proposal as a curtailment of free speech, saying the move reverses the government’s earlier stated commitment to promoting Internet freedom.
A short memo to Minister Salleh Said Keruak: this proposed legislation is absolute, and complete, codswallop, and you know it!
Instead of attempting to silence the messenger, is it possible that the current government of Malaysia could, please, be a little less corrupt and a little more transparent?!?
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has offered a curious defense of Hillary Clinton’s “honesty,” refuting the public’s widespread view that she is a liar by narrowly defining what it means to be “honest” and arguing that she is less dishonest than she is a calculating and corner-cutting politician.
Kristof writes, “as we head toward the general election showdown, by all means denounce Hillary Clinton’s judgment and policy positions, but let’s focus on the real issues. She’s not a saint but a politician, and to me this notion that she’s fundamentally dishonest is a bogus narrative.”
On Saturday, economists in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration released a report detailing the adverse effects on the economy derived from locking non-violent drug offenders and criminals behind bars.
For decades, a guiding philosophy of authoritarians was that locking more people up would result in less crime. This has created a prison state in the U.S., which represents 4.4% of the world’s population yet houses 22% of the world’s prisoners.
Since 1980 alone, the US prison population has skyrocketed by nearly 5 times.
H0wever, the negative effects of such a totalitarian approach to drug crimes and other victimless offenses is having a staggering economic impact on the United States.
The alleged US government’s “war on drugs” is just plain illogical, costly, and completely ridiculous, period, end of discussion.
The country of Portugal has been a trail blazer, when it comes to enlightened drug policies. What they did was to decriminalise small amounts of drugs for personal use, but urge counseling to help people get off drugs.
A massive decrease in illegal drug use, and much less experimentation with drugs by teens.
But, unfortunately, what the US government appears pathologically incapable of doing is learning from both the successes of other countries, when it comes to drug and prison programs that make sense.
For example, why is Sweden closing so many of their prisons?!? The reason for this is that the focus of prison is 100% rehabilitation, and the recidivism here is minimal.
OF course the Swedish approach is logical, and the results speak for themselves.
Logic and the US government, unfortunately, have the most tenuous relationship possible at best.
Harvard University researchers have developed a new method of using CRISPR to alter single letters in the DNA code. This opens up the possibility of reversing mutations caused by the changing of only one letter, which represents nearly two thirds of all genetic mutations.
CRISPR has revolutionized the world of gene editing. It has allowed scientists to conduct advanced research into diseases, research live cells, and it’s not expensive or overly complicated. But one thing it has always lacked is specificity. In some respects, it is the sledgehammer, not the sword; the cleaver, not the scalpel.
That is, until now.
Harvard University researchers have developed a new method of using CRISPR to alter single letters in the DNA code. This opens up the possibility of reversing mutations (and the diseases that stem from them) caused by the changing of only one letter, which represents nearly two thirds of all genetic mutations.
This is a technology which can be used for either great good…or great evil, in the wrong hands.
Remember those genetically engineered armies in the Tolkien books?!? We are on the brink of being able to create that with this new advance in gene editing. And trust me, DARPA is going to want to get their collective hands around this ASAP.
With a faltering economy and an $11 billion investment at stake, Brazil wants nothing more than to stage a successful Olympic Games come August. The government is building new transportation and sports venues, hiring security guards and deploying soldiers, and sprucing up Rio de Janeiro’s most-visited areas. But “cleaning the streets,” as the project is euphemistically known, is not an effort to haul garbage but to sweep away homeless people and drug dealers—including the often drug-addicted children who live on the sidewalks of some of Rio’s wealthiest neighborhoods.
In the Copacabana and Maracanã areas, two of the neighborhoods preparing to host the Olympics, teenagers and children as young as 7 sleep by the roadside or beg for change. Boys often join gangs and sell drugs to survive while girls frequently turn to prostitution. Many smoke crack or sniff glue. Some live on the streets full time; others spend nights in the favelas, or nearby shantytowns.
A society should be judged on how it treats the most vulnerable of its citizens; what Brazil is doing to the most impoverished, and most vulnerable of its street kids demonstrates a complete, and institutionalized, emotional callousness to the conditions which put these kids on the streets to begin with.
Even with the Olympics coming in August, this will not end well for the Brazilian government, or its people.
KFC have launched an ‘immediate’ inquiry after ice from the fast food chain was found to have bacteria from faeces on it.
The discovery was made at a KFC branch in Martineau Place, Birmingham by researchers from BBC One’s Rip Off Britain.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has extended himself further than any previous Israeli leader in his pursuit of direct negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.”
Note: Here is the answer make Israel obey U.N. Resolution 242 by force if necessary! That is just a start.
A BBC documentary will air “shocking new allegations” about the downing of Malaysia Airlines plane MH17, including claims it was shot down by a fighter jet and not a ground-to-air missile.
I hope the BBC considers that the shoot down of MH-17 by a Ukrainian fighter may have been an attempt to assassinate Putin, who was flying back to Russia after a 6 day visit to South America, at the same time and near the same place where MH-17 was shot down. Putin’s Presidential jet is a converted IL-96, and is painted with the same colors Malaysian Airlines uses. From a distance, they could easily be confused.
Beginning Saturday, the drill entitled “Global Lightning 2016” will integrate “nearly every conceivable strategic threat to our nation to ensure the resilience, redundancy and survivability of our strategic deterrent forces, while stressing the STRATCOM capabilities provided to geographic combatant commanders in a crisis or contingency,” the release noted.
Final dress rehearsal for WW3?
The U.S. Navy reports that it has installed the first command center for unmanned aerial vehicles aboard an aircraft carrier.
The carrier is the USS Carl Vinson, which is currently in San Diego, Calif.
“This marks the start of a phased implementation of the MQ-XX system on an aircraft carrier,” said Capt. Beau Duarte, program manager of the Unmanned Carrier Aviation program office Duarte. “The lessons learned and ground-breaking work done here will go on to inform and influence future installations on other aircraft carriers.”
The US-led coalition’s war against Daesh isn’t going to end in the speedy victory Washington and its allies may have hoped for, according to senior American defense and international politics experts Stephen Biddle and Jacob Shapiro.
Thousands of people rallied in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, on Sunday in the latest act of a long-running anti-government protest demanding snap elections and the government’s resignation. Some protesters fought with police, leaving 14 officers injured.
The fallout of popular anger emanating from Europe’s refugee crisis, which may have moderated in recent weeks following Europe’s desperate attempts to bribe Turkey to keep as many refugees in its borders as possible (unleashing the era of unprecedented Turkish leverage over European sovereigns, including Germany and the Netherlands) continued today with a dramatic result from the first round of Austria’s presidential election, where initial results showed that the candidate of the Freedom Party, Austria’s right-wing, anti-immigrant party has swept his competition, gathering over 35% of the vote and leaving the other five candidates far behind.
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But now, in response to Balkan countries closing down traditional migrant routes to Europe, Switzerland’s military is taking steps to prepare for a potential new wave of immigrants in case it becomes part of a new route.
As such, Switzerland has put together a formal emergency preparedness plan, which outlines three scenarios, one of which would call for military intervention.
The Tennessee General Assembly just voted to sue Obama’s Federal government over the refugees, based on the 10th Amendment. It passed in the state house by 69 to 25, and the state senate by 29 to 4.
It’s clear that elected leaders in TN are looking out for the safety of their citizens, and are ready to stand up to Obama in a huge way:
Lydie Denier, an actress, model, and former fiance to the late Ambassador Chris Stevens, said in an interview that Hillary Clinton failed to do her job by ignoring repeated requests for additional security in Benghazi.
Denier spoke with Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg, explaining that she and Stevens were engaged to be married many years ago, and that she continued to care deeply for him despite calling off the wedding.
She described the day she found out about the attack in Benghazi and the shocking news that the man she cared for had been killed.
“When his picture came back on the screen I put my glasses on and it was him,” she said. “It was a shock.”
Denier then turned her focus to Hillary Clinton. She hinted that she could go on about her at length, but due to time constraints would simply say “she should have done a better job for security.”
She also took a shot at Clinton for claiming Ambassador Stevens was a friend.
A government official warned employees deploying for the influx of illegal immigrant minors about health and safety risks because the new arrivals would have tuberculosis and some were young adults—not children—like the Obama administration proclaimed, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. “We might as well plan on many of the kids having TB,” states a June 26, 2014 guidance e-mail from a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) environmental health scientist, Alaric C. Denton, as the agency prepared to handle the crisis. “Most of these kids are not immunized, so we need to make sure all our staff are immunized.” Denton, who is stationed at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, predicts in the directive that the agency will be overwhelmed pretty quickly and that screening requirements will be hard to keep up with.
Judicial Watch had to sue the CDC’s umbrella agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS) for the records.
CDC was warning its own staff about the contagions being brought into the US with the refugees/immigrants, but the public was not informed!
America loves kids, but Uncle Sam has a favorite: children of refugees.
Among recipients of food stamps, welfare cash and Social Security payments, refugee children receive more in taxpayer-funded aid than children of citizens, according to a new report on federal spending from the pro-immigration Migration Policy Institute.
Gove has warned that the NHS will face “unquantifiable strain” as the likes of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania and Turkey seek to join the EU.
The Norwegian Air Force has been left feeling awkward after one of its F-16 jets on a drill mistakenly opened fire on a control tower with three officers who were inside at the time of the mock attack.
An investigation has been started into the grave error, which took place on Tarva, off Norway’s west coast, AFP was told by military spokesman Captain Brynjar Stordal. Astonishingly, no one was injured in the incident.
On April 12-13, two F-16s were performing a mock attack on an enemy station on the uninhabited island, when one of them mistakenly opened fire on the control tower with its M61 Vulcan cannon, capable of making Swiss cheese out of metal and concrete at 100 rounds per second.
Around the globe, people’s access to water is being threatened every day by one of the most powerful institutions on the globe—the World Bank. Under the guise of development, the World Bank and its investment arm, the International Finance Corporation, invest hundreds of millions in water privatization schemes that reduce access to water, increase costs and have a devastating impact on people. What’s worse is that the IFC often positions itself to profit from these projects, creating an irreconcilable conflict of interest.
TransCanada has significantly increased the estimated amount of the Keystone oil leak near Freeman, South Dakota.
The company said on Thursday, that they estimate a potential volume of 400 barrels. The earlier estimate was spillage of only 187 gallons.
A spokesman says on-site crews continue to work around the clock to try to determine where the leak is coming from. The crews have excavated more than 100 feet of pipeline [Mark Russo, “Keystone Oil Leak Estimate Dramatically Rises,” KELO-AM, 2016.04.07].
It seems a company running a state-funded academy trust responsible for free schools in London and the Southeast of England is based in a tax haven, according to the so-called “Panama papers”.
Bellevue Education, one of two firms behind Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET), is part-owned by a company registered to the British Virgin Islands, set up by the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.
The Department for Education and BPET have denied that Bellevue Education has any power over the way the schools are run, but does that really matter?
Turkey’s embassy in Stockholm has asked Sweden’s TV4 television network to pull a documentary on the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire because the film “will fail to serve the principle of objectivity.”
Ahead of Sunday evening’s scheduled broadcast of a documentary titled “Seyfo 1915 – The Assyrian Genocide,” TV4 said it received an email from Turkish embassy press officer Arif Gulen, in which he opposes the film’s use of the term “genocide,” which is often used to describe the tragic death of thousands of Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks during WWI.
The letter, which was subsequently published on TV4’s official website, asks the station to “reconsider your decision on broadcasting of the… documentary film with a balanced and sensible attitude,” while cautioning that “only a competent international tribunal can determine whether a particular event is genocide.”
Describing Trump’s comments as “cryptic” and “confusing,” Glenn said the real estate magnate is basically threatening to “start certain discussions that are going to make certain people very uncomfortable,” in case they continue to oppose his candidacy.
“And I believe this revolves all around Israel’s role in 9/11,” he noted.
“This entire operation that Saudi Arabia is being center-staged as the true subject of these 28 pages that have been kept hidden from the American people, this is just, as I said, an operation aimed at distracting people away from the more damning and problematic information where Israel is actually the centerpiece of the discussion,” the analyst continued.
The German intelligence got information, according to which about a million of refugees are ready to set off to Europe from the Maghreb countries.
BARACK OBAMA has praised Angela Merkel for her handling of the escalating EU migrant crisis despite growing cracks in the German chancellor’s power base as her approval ratings plummet over her immigration stance.
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First, Putin is the unchallenged and beloved leader of all the Russian people, he is an extremely effective manager, a defender of the simple Russian people everywhere and he is the last recourse for those who have been wronged by the authorities. Let me add here that all the opposition party heads fully agreed with this. Right now, nobody in Russia dares to criticize Putin personally, not because some KGB goons are going to come in the night and drag him away to a concentration camp, not at all, but simply because bad mouthing Putin is now tantamout to political suicide.
US Pres. Barack Obama is a traitor. Period. This underhanded treaty secretly sells- out the American people’s legal, sovereign, and constitutional protections in favor of this president’s corporate puppet masters.
Following his anti-Brexit Op-Ed which sparked much controversy and confusion as to just why the US president was interfering with yet another domestic issue, Obama held a press conference with UK PM David Cameron in which he in no uncertain terms threatened the UK with trade retaliation if the country were to exit the EU.
He said that “it’s fair to say that maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement but that’s not going to happen anytime soon because our focus is negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done. And the UK is going to be in the back of the queue, not because we don’t have a special relationship but because given the heavy lift on any trade agreement, us having access to a big market with a lot of countries rather than trying to do piecemeal trade agreements is hugely efficient.”
According to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Margaret Hamburg, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, is accused of using the agency to operate a huge conspiracy of racketeering and fraud so that she could generate millions of Big Pharma profits for a hedge fund involving her husband.
The suit alleges that while acting as the commissioner of the FDA, Hamburg was engaged in a wide-ranging conspiracy to approve a very dangerous drug that was known to cause severe and even deadly side effects, as it would financially benefit her husband’s hedge fund, which at the time held large positions in the drug’s maker, Johnson & Johnson.
“Defendants, each and every one of them, operated a criminal conspiracy at least between the years 2009 to 2015 to fraudulently suppress warnings about the devastating effects of Levaquin,” the complaint noted.
Metro’s failure-prone subway — once considered a transportation jewel — is mired in disrepair because the transit agency neglected to heed warnings that its aging equipment and poor safety culture would someday lead to chronic breakdowns and calamities.
For nearly half a century, almost since construction of the subway system began, federal experts, civic and business groups, private transit organizations, and some Metro general managers and directors have raised red flags.
Part of Agenda 21 is to get people to surrender their cars and rely on mass public transportation. But the systems being built are costly, unreliable, and unsafe!
According to Traveller 24, Kuwait is going to become the first nation in the world to conduct total mandatory DNA tagging, which applies both to their own population and tourists.
According to Kuwaiti officials, this measure will help in crime investigations and keeping track of people but, they claimed, the practice won’t affect people’s freedom or privacy.
The assassination of indigenous leader Berta Cáceres this week showed that even internationally renowned environmental activists are unsafe in Honduras, the deadliest country in the world to defend the natural world.
Global Witness figures, released today, show that at least 109 people were killed in Honduras between 2010 and 2015, for taking a stand against destructive dam, mining, logging and agriculture projects. Of the eight victims whose cases were publicly reported in 2015, six were from indigenous groups. This is likely just the tip of the iceberg – it is safe to assume that some deaths are not being publicly reported.
In her final days, Berta Cáceres was bombarded with texts and calls warning her to give up the fight against the Agua Zarca dam, or else.
The Honduran indigenous leader told trusted friends and colleagues that some of the death threats were from a suspected sicario – or hitman – who was terrorizing community members near the dam and openly boasting of his intention to kill her.
It will be 30 years on Tuesday since the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster took place in Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. People who remained in the region continued eating local produce and milk with radiation levels two to five times higher than what are considered safe levels. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports on how local families say children are getting sick.
The following is a list of what I have been subject to (only on a cyber-level) as an alleged “Domestic Threat” or alleged “Domestic Terrorist” after my return to the United States after studying abroad for several years.
Tritium is a mildly radioactive isotope of hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, but…
The whales’ deaths are symbolic of humanity’s shocking disregard for marine life. In January, 29 sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, an area that is too shallow for the marine wildlife…
According to Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News), on April 23rd, U.S. President Barack Obama is “demanding the active deployment of the Bundeswehr [Germany’s armed forces, including their Army, Navy, and Air Force] to NATO’s eastern borders” at Poland and the Baltic republics, to join the quadrupling of America’s forces there, on and near those borders of Russia. (This is an extreme violation of what Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to when he ended the Soviet Union and its NATO-mirror organization the Warsaw Pact, but it’s actually culminating a process that began shortly after he agreed to America’s terms, which included that NATO “not move one inch to the east.”)
On April 24, 1916, some 1,600 rebellion-minded Irish nationalists staged an uprising, seeking an end to Great Britain’s rule in Ireland. Slow to react at the start, the British rushed troops across the Irish Sea and amassed a force of nearly 20,000 soldiers by the time the revolutionaries surrendered six days later. Once the smoke cleared, 485 people were dead—mostly civilians—and more than 2,600 wounded. Destruction of property, especially in central Dublin, was extensive—$255 million in today’s currency by one computation. Though what’s now known as the Easter Rising was planned and carried out in Ireland, America played a pivotal role in what happened in the rebellion. The Proclamation that was read announcing “The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic” named just one country besides Ireland. The republican cause, the document acknowledged, received support from the “exiled children in America.”
WPS Office is CNET and PCWorld’s “Best Microsoft Office alternative” and one of the world’s most popular office suites for Windows,…
Intel to lay off 12,000 people. Is the iconic chipmaker in trouble?
The technology pioneer announced a new focus that shifts its business further away from its legacy in personal computers to the fast growing cloud and ‘Internet of Things’ industries.
As it navigates its path into the future, Intel, the 47-year-old corporation best known for making microprocessor chips that power personal computers, has announced significant changes to its business.
On Tuesday, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich said in a letter to employees that the company over the next year will cut its 107,300-person global workforce by 12,000 people, or 11 percent.
The move, said Mr. Krzanich, is meant to help transform Intel from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and the ‘Internet of Things,’ a term used to describe connected devices such as washing machines, coffeemakers, and automobiles. It also will save the chipmaker $750 million this year, says Intel in a public announcement.
Austrian riot police used batons and pepper spray as they clashed with protesters fighting controversial new controls at the country’s border with Italy today.
Scuffles broke out when several hundred demonstrators tried to breach police barriers at the Brenner Pass where Austria has said it will toughen controls in response to unprecedented migrant flows into Europe.
The violent scenes broke out as it emerged Austria’s anti-immigration far-right has triumphed in the first round of a presidential election, with candidates from the two governing parties failing to even make it into a runoff in May.
Mr Hammond has repeatedly said in recent weeks there are no plans in place for Britain to join a new mission in Libya – despite firm reports a 1,000-strong British force will be deployed on a training mission.
But Mr Hammond today said nothing should be ruled out, adding Royal Air Force or Royal Navy assets could also be deployed alongside the Army.
The revelation comes as David Cameron prepares to fly to Germany to join a G5 meeting with US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi.
Plans have been drawn up for a full-blown United States of Europe over which Britain will have ‘very little say’, a Cabinet minister warned today.
The Prime Minister has promised that, as a result of his referendum reforms, Britain will not be sucked into an EU superstate.
But Chris Grayling, the leader of the Commons, pointed to a document signed last September in Rome by the speakers of the national parliaments in Germany, France, Italy and Luxembourg.
It says that ‘concrete proposals’ to deepen EU integration towards a ‘federal union of states’ will be drawn up at a meeting in Luxembourg next month.
The joint declaration states: ‘We are convinced that new impetus must be given to European integration. We believe that more, not less, Europe is needed to respond to the challenges we face.’
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt. – John Philpot Curran (1750-1817), Irish lawyer and politician. Speech, July 10, 1790, Dublin.
The recent media frenzy over Saudi Arabia’s possible role in the September 11, 2001 attacks is aimed at distracting people from much deeper involvement of Israel as the truth would endanger the Tel Aviv regime’s existence, an analyst in Idaho says.
Mark Glenn made the remarks in an interview with Press TV over US Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ recent calls on the American government to expose Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks that killed some 3,000 people.
The many high-level officials in the Democratic Party, including super delegates, who strongly support Hillary Clinton, are extremely confident that she will become their party’s nominee and then win in the general election. But they would be wise to hold off on their celebrations because dark, menacing clouds continue to loom over her candidacy.
Sure, she was a big winner in New York but her huge disapproval rating still represents a major liability; far too many Americans just don’t like or trust her. So even if she beats Sanders, which might be a safe bet at this point, she will, thereafter, come under a withering, relentless attack in the general election when Republicans take aim at her political baggage and the many skeletons in her closet.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said in Tehran on Sunday that his country plans to increase the volume of trade with Iran to as high as $8 billion by 2020.
Zuma told a meeting of Iranian and South African businessmen that the figure had been agreed on in his meeting with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani earlier in the day.
He added that trade volume between the two countries in 2015 stood at about $350 million, emphasizing that this needs to be increased drastically by relying on the potentials of both sides.
The Pentagon airlifted Italian goats to Afghanistan as part of a failed $6 million project aimed at boosting the country’s cashmere industry. That’s one of the latest findings from John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, who testified at a Senate hearing yesterday on the Defense Department’s efforts to boost the Afghan economy at a cost of more than $600 million.
Burkina Faso, Africa’s top cotton producer and the sole West African nation to venture into biotech farming, is dropping genetically-modified (GM) cotton on quality grounds. The world’s 10th largest cotton producer, with four of its 19 million people dependent on the “white gold”, Burkina Faso earlier this month said it was giving up Monsanto’s GM Bt cotton because it had proved uneconomical.
The brain drone race is the first of its kind, according to Juan Gilbert, a professor of computer science at the University of Florida where the competition took place. The race works by fitting pilots with a Brain Computer Interface device, which sits on users’ heads and measures electrical signals from the brain. Users “think forward,” to move the drone forward, and “think right or left” to move it from side to side.
According to the Russian publication “Rossiiskaya Gazeta“, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun to use a sophisticated Russian radar system that is known as the “Fara-1”.
The Fara-1 is an elite radar system that can detect any human movement at a distance of 2 km and any tank at a distance of 4 km.
Syrian Arab Army, Free Syrian Army, Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jaish Al-Islam – All attack the Kurdish neighborhood of Aleppo at he same time, locals says they coordinate with each other. In the five year civil war, this is the first time Regime and Opposition coordinate with each other.
They have land dispute with authorities.
Texas lost 84,000 oil and gas jobs in just 16 months, according to the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, which has been tracking the impact of the oil and gas bust across the state.
Karr Ingham, the petroleum economist who authors the group’s Texas Petro Index (which has also been in decline for 16 months), announced the latest data at the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers annual meeting this past week in Austin.
An estimated 222,000 Texans remain on so-called “upstream” oil and gas industry payrolls – the part of the industry that includes exploration and production activity. That’s down 27.5 percent from a high of about 306,020 in December 2014.
Ingham expects tough times are still ahead in Texas oil, with more layoffs to come.
Hebron shooter Azaria released from detention for Passover
Excellent short clip from Friday on Fox Biz. SunEdison benefited to the tune of $750 million from taxpayers. Discussion of green skeletons, Solyndra 2, renewable illusions, and rampant crony capitalism in Green Energy.
An experimental plane flying around the world without a single drop of fuel landed in California after a two-and-a-half day flight across the Pacific.
Piloted by Swiss explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Mountain View just before midnight (3 a.m. ET).
“It’s a new era. It’s not science fiction. It’s today,” Piccard told CNN from California after his successful voyage. “It exists and clean technologies can do the impossible.”
China has been working for years to establish global currency status, and will strengthen the yuan by backing it with gold in moves clearly designed to cripple the role of the dollar.
Five years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was commissioned by Congress to undertake a study on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on drinking water. This newer method of oil and gas extraction involves the pumping of highly pressurized water, sand and chemicals into underground rock formations.
Fracking has driven the boom in U.S. oil production and contributed to the steep drop in gasoline prices, but the environmental impacts of this relatively new technique are not well understood.
The EPA’s draft study—released in June to solicit input from advisers and the public—found that fracking has already contaminated drinking water..
Russia’s cutting-edge hypersonic missile Tsirkon (Zircon), which is now undergoing state tests is expected to go into serial production in 2018, a source in the Russian military-industrial complex told TASS on Tuesday.
“State tests of Zircon are scheduled for completion in 2017 in accordance with the contract, and the missile’s serial production is planned to be launched next year”, the source said.
Alarmed at the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiments on the internet, Israeli politicians recently called for nations around the world to enact legislation prohibiting criticism of Jews and Israel. Lobbying to outlaw global free speech is nothing new for Israel, however; it has been in the business of criminalizing speech for decades.
The death of a Water Treatment Plant foreman, who was found dead at his home on April 16 by a friend who went to visit him, comes amid charges against three men involved in the city’s water crisis.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver announced the sudden death of foreman, Matthew McFarland on Thursday.
A friend discovered the 43-year-old’s body when he went to visit him at his Otter Lake home last Saturday, according to MLive.
His death comes as Flint’s water plant deals with the attorney general’s announcement of three men facing criminal charges in connection with the city’s water crisis.
Bell had filed a lawsuit against six companies involved with the water scandal, as well as three individual government, or former government, employees, claiming that her child had been poisoned by lead in the contaminated water in her home.
A new eruption of San Cristobal volcano, Nicaragua started at 16:20 UTC on April 22, 2016. Over the next 2 hours, 10 explosions were observed. The last time this volcano erupted was on June 12, 2015.
Yesterday’s explosion expelled columns of ash, gas and rock fragments that reached 2 000 m (6 561 feet).
In a special report published 15:40 UTC on April 23, INSIVUMEH reported that Santa Maria (Santiaguito) volcano is experiencing the highest level of explosive activity observed in recent years, with violent eruptions accompanied by ash columns reaching 4.5 – 5 km (14 760 – 16 404 feet) above sea level and pyroclastic flows.
Ashfall is being reported over 60 km (37 miles) from the crater, in the departments of Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and Mazatenango. Abundant ash fall is reported in villages near the volcano. The villages of Loma Linda and San Marcos Palajujoj are the most affected and are experiencing constant ashfall.
But Ya’akov Ayalon, the host of the nightly Channel One news pressed on: And where does Hillary Clinton stand on this issue?
“I know where she stands but I can’t talk about it,” Saban admitted.
“Give me a hint,” Ayalon had to ask.
“I hinted to you – that I know,” Saban couldn’t repress a laugh. “But I can’t reveal to you things that were said behind closed doors. She has an opinion, a very well-defined opinion. And in any case, everything that she thinks and everything she has done and will do will always be for the good of Israel. We don’t need to worry about this.”
Iran in Talks with France, Germany, Netherlands on Agricultural Cooperation: Official
Head of Iran’s Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) Eskandar Zand said the country is in negotiations with France, Germany and the Netherlands to boost cooperation in agricultural research projects.
“Our cooperation with France has begun in the field of research in plant breeding,” he said, adding that Iran is also in talks with Germany and the Netherlands for collaborations in this field.
Back in January, high-ranking officials from Iran and Germany signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields of agriculture, including research, education and agribusiness.
EU-US Trade Deal ‘Will Fail’ If US Refuses Concessions: German Minister
Negotiations on a US-EU free trade deal “will fail” if the US refuses to make concessions, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Sunday ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama.
“The Americans want to hold fast to their ‘Buy American’ idea. We can’t accept that. They don’t want to open their public tenders to European companies. For me, that goes against free trade, If the Americans hold fast to this position, we don’t need the free trade treaty. And TTIP will fail.”
It’s no surprise that the Rockefeller Family has been wrapped up in world banking operations and geopolitics for a long while and even stated organizations such as the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group, as reported in the documentary film SHADE.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has called Ukrainians to learn English language, a language of global communication.
“Ukraine is open to a modern world, and a modern world is open to Ukraine. All we must know English, which is language of global communication. Learn English – grow fast!”>>>
(*So you will understand when I tell you In Plain English that ‘Freedom Isn’t Free!’
The Bulgarian man many hail as a hero for detaining three Afghan migrants trying to illegally enter his country was cheered by a large crowd while being hauled into court for a hearing related to his ongoing house arrest.
Petar Nizamov was charged with “illegally detaining” three migrants after video he released of the detention went viral and internationalist NGOs pressured the Bulgarian government to punish him.
A court ruling will allow CIA torture victims to sue two psychologists who designed and operated the agency’s brutal interrogation program.
US District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled Friday that Tanzanian Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Libyan Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and the family of deceased Afghani Gul Rahman have the right to hold individuals accountable for the CIA program that led to their abuse.
This is what the Army concentrates on.
It is strange if you think about it too long. How much things have changed in such a short time. How just the thinking has changed. Twenty-five years ago we were worried about nukes and WMDs in Iraq. We had a focus, but we were by and large at peace.
Now we are faced with a resurgent Russia pushing in several areas, ISIS, Afghan Terrorists, and a very unstable Middle East that seems ready to fall into despotism. And the strong military that was set to stand and did stand in our and our allies’ defense is slowly being dismantled.
While this occurs what does the Army say it needs to do? Concentrate on Climate Change.
Has the British political establishment had an atrophying episode on the science front? Suggestions that this might be the case came last week when there were suggestions that a gag of Britain’s scientists might be in the works. The Cabinet Office had busied itself with proposals in February that, if implemented, would prevent organisations from using tax-payer funds to lobby parliamentarians.
On Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported accounts of unusually candid comments by an oil and natural gas industry executive, Terry Bossert, at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute gathering in Harrisburg this April.
During a rally supporting comedian Jan Boehmermann, Bruno Kramm, the head of the Berlin branch of Germany’s Pirate Party, was arrested for “insulting a representative of a foreign state” by quoting a line from the comic’s satirical poem slamming Erdogan. German police arrested Kramm while he was conducting a “literary analysis” of the German comedian’s satirical poem in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin during a protesy
Without giving any reason whatsoever, the entire Green Mountain Police department in Colorado has quit.
The chief of police announced his resignation on Tuesday and he was quickly followed by all the other officers. It has now been 4 days and, remarkably, the town of Green Mountain Falls does not look like a scene out of Mad Max.…
What if a most of the world declared nuclear weapons — as they have cluster bombs, and chemical and biological weapons — illegal? As you can imagine, the chances of nuclear weapon states being among them are slim to nonexistent. But a growing movement believes that a nuclear ban treaty, also known as the Humanitarian Initiative, can be a first step toward global disarmament.
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This article documents a discussion among Advanced Placement Macroeconomic teachers I initiated on our discussion board. Because this topic concerns literally ~$1,000,000 near-instant benefits for each average US household, Americans literally have nothing more valuable for their attention.
Highlights of this discussion:
Game-changing data revealing our .01% looting of trillions, along with solutions to reverse this condition were met with two leading teachers’ denial and straw man arguments. Of course, this is the opposite of professional academic discussion. Zero colleagues spoke-up in support or interest of this data.
My pointing to these two colleagues’ straw man arguments with a step-by-step introduction to see the data was met with silence; both from the two opposing colleagues and everyone else.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media. Courtesy www.whatreallyhappened.com
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“We are approaching a darkness in the land. Boys and girls are emerging from every level of school with certificates and degrees, but they can’t read, write or calculate. We don’t have academic honesty or intellectual rigor. Schools have abandoned integrity and rigor.” — Julius Sumner Miller
Despite Syria’s ongoing conflict, life in many parts of the nation goes on. Syria’s election schedule is no exception. The last parliamentary elections before the latest held this month were in 2012. Since these elections are held every 4 years, the recent elections were far from a “political stunt” to bolster the legitimacy of the current government, but instead represented the continuity of Syria’s ongoing, sovereign political process.
Attempts to undermine the credibility of the elections have become the primary objective of US and European news agencies, however, even the US government’s own election monitoring nongovernmental (NGO) agencies have conceded the last presidential election in 2014 saw soaring voter turnout, and despite attempts to leave voter turnout this year omitted from US-European press reports, it appears to also have been high…
Judge Napolitano appeared on the O’Reilly Factor recently to set the record straight about Hillary Clinton’s Servergate scandal.
The judge told O’Reilly that “the FBI is at the very end of its investigation” and has enough evidence to convict Hillary.
Government watchdogs and outside experts have long warned that Google had unprecedented and unfiltered access to the Obama White House, which has been a major beneficiary of Google’s massive campaign coffers. Now, for the first time, two key parts of that entangled relationship, the extensive White House visits and revolving door between Google and the Obama administration, have been documented by the Campaign for Accountability and the Intercept, an investigative news outlet.
Hackers managed to steal about $81 million from Bangladesh Bank thanks to the bank’s use of $10 network switches and a complete lack of firewalls, Reuters reported. It is one of the largest amounts stolen from a bank at once in history.
In today’s installment of “Epic Infosecurity #FAIL,” more than 93.4 million Mexican citizens have had their voter registration details exposed online due to a misconfigured database. Why a database with Mexican voters’ information was hosted on a server outside of Mexico, who uploaded it to Amazon, and why it wasn’t properly secured are questions in search of answers.
Dareen Tatour has long dreamed of seeing her poems translated from Arabic into other languages — so that they reach people across the world.
One of her poems has indeed been translated recently, but not in the way she had hoped.
A Hebrew version of “Resist, my people, resist them” was read aloud by an Israeli police officer at a Nazareth court hearing on 13 April. Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence based on the contents of that poem, the Arabic original of which is available on YouTube.
Although the poem urges resistance to Israel, it does not call for specific acts of violence. Rather, it draws attention to violent attacks on Palestinians by Israelis.
New York University’s graduate student worker union has voted by a large margin to join the international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement in support of Palestinian rights.
An Ottawa human rights lawyer has filed a human right complaint for the controversial Your Ward News newspaper.
The Editor-In-Chief of the largest anti-Marxist newspaper in the world was being interviewed by a TV reporter and to her shock, on television to millions of viewers of the top newscast in Toronto, he praised Hitler and denied the holohoax. It turns out that he was being interviewed after a Human Rights complaint was launched for hate speech. He’s so nonchalant about it. This is BIG NEWS here in Canada. Even when I went down the street to get a coffee this morning, everyone in the shop was talking about it …
In a brutally frank and painfully honest first quarter operational update, Halliburton president Jeff Miller poured freezing cold water all over the “oil is stabilizing, and everything is going to be awesome” narrative. After explaining that the firm has laid off one-third of its global employees, and pointing to the collapse in sequential revenues across every business unit, Miller exclaimed: “What we are experiencing today is far beyond headwinds; it is unsustainable.”
Due to the deadline of its merger agreement with Baker Hughes Halliburton has delayed its earnings conference call until May 3rd and so gave an operational update. The headlines were horrific:
The lawsuit alleges that while acting as FDA commissioner, Margaret Hamburg engaged in a wide-ranging conspiracy to approve an extremely dangerous drug known to cause severe (and even deadly) side effects, in order to financially benefit her husband’s hedge fund which held very large financial positions in Johnson & Johnson, makers of the drug. “Defendants, each and every one of them, operated a criminal conspiracy at least between the years 2009 to 2015 to fraudulently suppress warnings about the devastating effects of Levaquin,” says the complaint.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official working within the Office of International Trade in the United States has issued a stunning rebuke to U.S. President Barack Obama and his trade official Michael Froman by insisting that the United Kingdom is not too small to have free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States.
A river near a fracking site in Queensland, Australia exploded into flames after a coal seam gas (CSP) protester sparked a kitchen lighter above the water surface. Footage uploaded by Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham shows huge flames erupting from methane gas bubbling to the surface of the Condamine River. He shared the video on his website and social media accounts to highlight his party’s concerns about fracking and the extraction of coal seam gas.
Think the world is your oyster? Think again! From top secret HQ’s to secretive underground train networks – we run through the Top 12 places you won’t be entering anytime soon for love nor money
Antonia Juhasz says that the Ecuadorian government is planning another 300 wells inside the ITT area and they partnering with several Chinese companies to drill in the region to pay of debt to the Chinese government.
Many people may mistakenly believe that the future is something that others, like big companies or governments usher in and that they themselves play either a minor active role, or one that is entirely passive. In reality, there are already groups of regular people just like you or me around the world literally building the future of their communities themselves with their own two hands and in collaboration with their friends, family, neighbors, and through the power of the Internet, with like-minded individuals around the world…
The story of the impostor “Binjamin Wilkomirski” has been generally well known for almost two years, but new revelations were coming out as late as last fall. I think there are some aspects of it that deserve added stress and contemplation. There is more here than the tale of a con man being nabbed.
The casualties in the Vietnam War were pretty simple to understand. If a soldier was dead from his combat tour, he was a war casualty. There are 58,195 names recorded on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.
But something odd has happened with the Iraq War. The government, under the Bush administration, did something dishonest that resulted in a lie that’s persisted since the war began — and continues to this very day. They decided to report the war deaths in Iraq only if the soldier died with his boots on the ground in a combat situation.
The actual figures have been hidden from the American public just like the returning, flag draped coffins were censored from the press. But the figures are now available and we can only hope that the American people will be outraged when they learn how they have been misled.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed Turkey, saying it is facing the brunt of the migration crisis by accepting three times more Syrian refugees than the EU as a whole in a joint press conference with the Dutch PM.
The Madaya media circus still lingers on regardless of the multitude of proven anomalies and outright deceit of the mainstream narrative. Deaf to either public opinion or investigation, institutions like the BBC consider they are above accountability to those who pay for their existence, the British public.
They considered it perfectly acceptable to release footage from Yarmouk 2014 and represent it as Madaya 2016..and when questioned, to remove the offending footage without explanation or responsibility for their obscurantism and misinformation tactics.
Thankfully, Robert Stuart, ardent campaigner against the BBC’s long running, hostile, anti Syria propaganda offensive did raise an official complaint and demanded answers that the BBC has, for too long, been allowed to avoid answering.
The following are extracts from an interview given to the Austrian newspaper DiePress.com by the former US Secretary of State. We have included a withering response by famous Russian writer and left wing activist Eduard Limonov to one of Albright’s responses that seeks to belittle Russia
A miserable week for the Green Party was confirmed on Friday as support for its two figureheads sank like a stone.
Of course, the question of choosing a supplier for power plants, even nuclear, can be attributed to normal commercial relations and competition between companies. However, not everything is so unambiguous. Experts immediately warned that the fuel produced at Westinghouse is not suitable for the reactors in Ukrainian nuclear power plants, which were designed with a focus on the use of rods produced in Russia.
In Turkey, dissent is a criminal offense. Anyone criticizing Erdogan or exposing regime wrongdoing risks arrest, prosecution and imprisonment on charges ranging from insulting the president to espionage, treason or terrorism.
Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is heading to Turkey on Saturday to discuss implementing the migrant deal that was sealed with Ankara in March. Under it the EU will deport illegal migrants to Turkey while providing Ankara with financial aid and promises of a visa-free regime for Turks.
Turkish writer Ergun Poyraz, who had earlier said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has no actual higher education and as president he recived this education illegally, is found dead.
Poyraz organized an investigation that proved that Erdogan’s diploma is a fake and he did not study at the university. Poyraz published the original version of Erdogan’s diploma, which he allegedly wrote while studying at Marmara University. It turned out that the diploma is dated when the University of Marmara was not existent.
It should be noted that the 4-year college education is mandatory for the election of the President of Turkey.
According to Defense One, at least three Silicon Valley companies have turned away from US military contracts in favor of foreign buyers. American tech companies cite unreasonable demands, including overly long decision-making cycles, and a rapacious hunger by the Defense Department for the blueprints and schematics of proprietary technology.
As the rest of the world waits with bated breath for the premiere of season six of Game of Thrones, one man has used his own Lannister-like power to watch before anyone else.
Given the show’s focus on political wheeling and dealing, it’s unsurprising that one of the hit show’s biggest fans is President Barack Obama. And while the rest of us have to wait until Sunday night to find out just how much closer Winter has crawled, the president used his authority to request a private screening ahead of the release date.
“When the commander-in-chief says ‘I want to see advanced episodes,’ what are you going to do?” showrunner David Benioff said during HBO’s Facebook Live stream.
Malia Bouattia has become the first Black Muslim president of the National Union of Students winning 50.9 per cent of the vote. The Jews are upset. Bouattia won despite an orchestrated Jewish campaign against her. 50 Jewish student leaders wrote an open letter saying that they were “extremely concerned” by her views amid rising extremism and anti-Semitism on campus.
Dear Jewish students.
Shut the fuck up!
We are sick and tired of the 24-hour a day, 365-day a year, for year after year after year after year after year WHINING!
Grow up, already!
The Syrian Arab Army continued its large-scale military offensive to liberate strategic settlements in north-east of Latakia.
The blog, goldseek.com, recently published a report on a Freedom of Information Act request they recently filed with the US government. They were seeking seven reports from federal audits of the gold at Fort Knox. The government’s response? They can’t find those reports – even though they reference those reports as evidence of the gold stored at Fort Knox in a number of ways.
Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split
Consuming fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet, alters hundreds of genes that may be linked to many diseases, life scientists report.
However, the researchers discovered good news as well: An omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose.
“DHA changes not just one or two genes; it seems to push the entire gene pattern back to normal, which is remarkable,” said Xia Yang, a senior author of the study and a UCLA assistant professor of integrative biology and physiology. “And we can see why it has such a powerful effect.”
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1 million cars, SUVs for rollaway issue
The automaker said the recall is linked to as many as 41 injuries because drivers mistakenly believed they had placed the vehicles in park before exiting.
The recall covers the 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles. About 811,000 vehicles in the United States are affected, along with about 52,000 vehicles in Canada; nearly 17,000 in Mexico and almost 250,000 vehicles outside North America.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which upgraded its probe into the issue in February, said on Friday that its “investigation of the shifter in these vehicles showed it is clearly a safety issue that has led to hundreds of crashes and dozens of injuries.
(*Cash For Clunkers = Another Obama Failure)
Second major Northeast natural gas pipeline shelved as New York rejects Constitution pipeline
New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday rejected a Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Constitution pipeline, effectively shelving the 124-mile interstate natural gas project.
It happened two days after Kinder Morgan suddenly announced on April 20 that it would suspend all work on its 420-mile Northeast Energy Direct, another major interstate pipeline project in the Northeast, due to economic reasons. In fact, in New York and Pennsylvania, Constitution would have largely paralleled the supply path of Northeast Energy Direct.
Constitution’s application failed to meet New York’s water quality standards>>>
The global economy turned down in earnest already in 2006 but with a massive worldwide printing and lending program, the world has had a temporary stay of execution. But the effect of this fabricated money has now come to an end. And what else would you expect. To print money that has no value or to lend money that doesn’t exist can never create wealth or save anybody. The downturn will soon start to accelerate and eventually lead to a total failure of the financial system and sovereign defaults. But no one must believe that there will be a sudden implosion or a “reset” that solves or changes everything. Instead, what we will experience is a process with things deteriorating at a fast pace but without one single event that overnight changes everything.
for effective action to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just peace in the Holy Land.
Note: Good resource material
Flashback: “There is circumstantial evidence that some fissionable material available for Israel’s weapons development was illegally obtained from the United States about 1965,” Mr. Kissinger noted in his long memorandum.
Note: Dual Citizenship!
Flashback: Washington, D.C., April 21, 2016 – President John F. Kennedy worried that Israel’s nuclear program was a potentially serious proliferation risk and insisted that Israel permit periodic inspections to mitigate the danger, according to declassified documents published today by the National Security Archive, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
(*And unfortunately , this long winded , humongous pile of BEX , coming From The NATIONAL REVIEW does just about everything EXCEPT; Get The Facts Straight .)
The Pakistani Taliban have claimed the killing of a provincial minister for minority affairs for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province who was shot dead in a restive northwestern Buner district.
Gunmen on motorbikes stopped Sardar Soran Singh ’s car on Friday evening and opened fire, killing him on the spot.
“These activities will continue until implementation of Islamic system in Pakistan,” Muhammad Khurasani, spokesperson for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, said in an emailed statement late Friday.
Singh’s murder was widely condemned by his fellow lawmakers and rights activists.
One of the suicide bombers who blew himself up at the Brussels airport in Zaventem on March 22 had worked on the site for as long as five years, Belgium’s VTM television reported.
Najim Laachraoui “worked at Brussels airport until the end of 2012,” Flemish-language VTM said, adding that the terrorist had been recruited by a temp agency and knew the site like the back of his hand. “He was well-informed about security at Zaventem,” the broadcaster reported, adding that although it was not clear whether the man had already been under the influence of Islamic State, “people can radicalize very quickly.”
I became interested in the question of how an organization whose business plan is theft can go bankrupt during the Enron debacle. I was well aware that many companies are forced into bankruptcy so that the executives can loot the pension plan and that this has been an accepted business practice for many decades; out of fashion now that there are no pension plans to loot.
“The US stock market seems egregiously overvalued versus other stock markets… you are going to see declines in the US stock market and since the correlations are so high this means that probably the junk bond market will go back down, too. Negative interest rates are the dumbest idea ever. It’s horrible…. Gold is doing fine. It’s preserving capital in the US, it’s been making money over the last couple of years for European investors. That’s why I own gold…. Trump is going to win. I think Clinton and Sanders are both very poor candidates.”
A specialist at Guy’s Hospital, London, now believes that Kirsty has been misdiagnosed and has received damaging treatments, including chemotherapy, for a condition she does not have. He believes her symptoms, including chronic pain and seizures, could be due to a genetic skin and bone disorder such as Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS).
“I can’t believe it. Kirsty has been receiving chemotherapy, steroids and all sorts of damaging stuff, which she might not have needed. If it’s EDS she should have been having vital physiotherapy and she hasn’t had any for seven years. I’ve read so much about lupus for years and now I’ve got to start again with something else. I’m so angry,” Kirsty’s mom said after the medical appointment at Guy’s Hospital.
Nearly 40 million ounces of paper silver were launched at the Comex yesterday in the space of seven minutes, which triggered a 92 cent waterfall in the price of silver; over 118 million ounces of paper silver were dumped on the Comex today (April 22) between 11 a.m. and noon EST.
This market intervention typically occurs after the bona fide physical precious metals in the eastern hemisphere have shut down for the day.
The British government has approved 122 military licenses for weapons and military hardware worth nearly £3 billion since Riyadh began its bombing campaign against Yemen more than a year ago, a hard-hitting report has revealed.
President Obama broke a campaign promise in refusing to honor the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians so as not to anger Erdogan, his dictatorial, terror sponsoring counterpart.
Nonetheless, with one last opportunity to identify a historical truth and properly honor the suffering of an entire people, President Obama once again joined a chorus of deniers, embracing what he once called an untenable policy, and sending a direct message to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the US endorses his plans to kill dissenting ethnic minorities to recreate his version of the Ottoman Empire.
I am beginning to wonder if Edrogan is dealing with the result of multiple medications which are fighting each other, with results like this statement happening (multiple medication is a problem for older people), or if he is simply starting to lose his reality license.
Either way, it is a scary moment, particularly in light of the fact that Turkey is a NATO partner.
In this fascinating interview, investor/author Robert Kiyosaki explains why he has pulled all of his money out of the stock market and provides compelling reasons why the stock market is likely to implode later this year.
A Florida woman of Chinese origin has been charged as a Chinese spy for allegedly smuggling components for underwater drones. She also faces indictments for money laundering and making false statements, all of which could land her in jail for decades.
A.G. Schneiderman Finds Toxic Toys With High Lead Content Sold By K-mart, Target, Toy-R-Us Stores Across New York
“Cra-Z-Art” Jewelry-Making Kits Offered At Stores In Rochester, Long Island, NYC, Syracuse, And Buffalo Found To Contain High Lead Levels
(Long Island, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office has discovered high lead levels in parts of several children’s jewelry-making kits supplied by LaRose Industries and sold in K-Mart, Target, and Toys-R-Us stores in Long Island, New York City, and the Syracuse and Buffalo areas. In some instances, the toys contained lead up to ten-times greater than federal child safety limits. The same kits were also offered for sale in Rochester and by other retailers in New York.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media. Courtesy www.whatreallyhappened.com
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have … The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.–Thomas Jefferso
Lack of testing on software may mean it’s not ready for its deployment
The problem is with the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS)
Major issue is data produced by ALIS goes through a on operating unit
The lack of back up could mean that the entire feet has to be grounded.
The issue is with what the Department of Defense officials call the ‘brains’ of plane, also known as the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS).
A Government Accountability Office report says a failure ‘could take the entire fleet offline’ because there is no backup system.
The report also says a lack of testing done of the software will mean it’s not ready for its deployment by the Air Force in August and the Navy in 2018.
This is one of the myriad reasons I would strongly caution the President, Pentagon, and State Department against any major wars against Russia or China right now.
In Russia and China, when weapons are delivered, they field test as advertised, or better.
But unfortunately, the US weapons systems are many times delivered very late, very much over budget, and do not live up at all to the weapons developers’ hype.
There is a problem with the institutional culture of US weaponry, because weapons companies’ executives will support every Congressional representative with money to get all the weapons contracts they possibly can.
It is painfully clear that this F-35 is an absolute turkey, which continues to cost Americans billions of dollars, with no real correction of its problems and flaws in sight.
A New York City police officer who killed an unarmed African-American man will serve no time in jail. Officer Peter Liang, who is Chinese-American, fatally shot Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project.
President Obama sparked fury by pressuring UK to stay in the EU and telling its citizens their nation’s stranding would be diminished if it leaves
A US-UK trade agreement is not going to happen ‘any time soon,’ Obama warned today
London Mayor Boris Johnson accused him of making an ‘incoherent’ and ‘inconsistent’ argument because the U.S. would never give up sovereignty
Obama faced a furious backlash overseas this morning over what has been called a ‘downright hypocritical’ push for Britain to stay in the European Union.
In a highly controversial intervention in the EU referendum campaign, Obama pleaded with British voters in a local newspaper and then the press conference not to cut ties with Brussels.
‘The United States wants a strong United Kingdom as a partner, and the United Kingdom is at its best when it is helping to lead a strong Europe,’ Obama said during a news conference at Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
So, Obama is threatening the UK with economic blackmail if they approve of the Brexit?!?
Forgive me, Mr. President, but have you gone absolutely barking mad to do this?!?
What’s that being sprayed in the skies?
Residents living in Western Washington are about to be doused with a bacteria called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), as a government agency attempts to control gypsy moths who plague agriculture in the area.
Dan Illouz is an Israeli lawyer and a former legal adviser to both the Knesset’s leadership coalition and the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He is also a big fan of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On April 13, he wrote an opinion piece for the Jerusalem Post entitled, “A Fresh Perspective: Understanding Netanyahu’s Mind.”
China is pushing ahead with its construction of a first-ever floating nuclear power platform, which is expected to add to Beijing’s ever-increasing clout in the South China Sea, according to the Chinese newspaper Global Times.
And what could POSSIBLY go wrong with that (especially when the torpedoes start dashing hither and yon)?
The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) produced through gene-editing and other new techniques fall under EU GMO law, following pressure from the US government. A series of internal Commission documents obtained under freedom of information rules reveal intense lobbying by US representatives for the EU to disregard its GMO rules, which require safety testing and labelling.
The documents show that US pressure is focused on potential barriers to trade from the application of EU GMO law. They suggest that the EU should ignore health and environmental safeguards on GMOs to pave the way for a transatlantic trade agreement. The next round of TTIP negotiations starts on 25 April 2016 in New York.
Nina Holland, researcher for Corporate Europe Observatory, says:
A short memo to the European Commission; we, and the people of Europe, whose health you are allegedly supposed to protect, know who owns you.
It couldn’t possibly get more transparent than this.
Evaluating the Turkish initiatives and the background of the summit, it becomes clear that the Salafi regimes of Qatar and Saudi Arabia are making an attempt to use the Erdogan regime as the vanguard of their expansion in Eurasia. They likely believe that Turkey which controls the migration flow to the EU could help them to expand the influence through the European territories. According to this plan, the ongoing migration crisis should strategically change the religious, cultural and ethnic map of the Europe.
Turkey has also accepted the strategy and is taking steps to destabilize the situation in the Russian Caucasus and Crimea. There is a significant chance that agreements on financial aid to Tatar extremists deployed on the border with Crimea in Ukraine’s Cherson region are set.
Edrogan is pushing his luck with this project, and I have to wonder; is the US using Edrogan as the “picador” in order to fuel a war with Russia?!?
Looking at this plan, it would definitely appear so.
when it comes to a country as large as Russia, with its vast military capabilities, consolidated and wildly popular political leadership, and growing antagonism toward the West, the tools available to the Empire to undermine and destabilize are in some ways more limited.
Indeed, in the context of Russia, the popular mobilization pretext does not apply, and so that weapon in the imperial arsenal is blunted considerably. But there are other, equally potent (and equally dangerous) methods to achieve the desired effect.
Russia is the target of a multi-faceted, asymmetric campaign of destabilization that has employed economic, political, and psychological forms of warfare, each of which has been specifically designed to inflict maximum damage on the Kremlin. While the results of this multi-pronged assault have been mixed, and their ultimate effect being the subject of much debate, Moscow is, without a doubt, ground zero in a global assault against the BRICS nations.
British security services “routinely” collect personal data on bulk from thousands of public and private organizations, including confidential medical and financial records, newly-disclosed documents show.
During his visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, President Obama provided the GCC member nations with a personal guarantee that the United States would defend their nations against “Iranian aggression.”
The comments were intended to placate the GCC member nations, particularly Saudi Arabia, as they are all openly angry about the US involvement in the P5+1 nuclear deal. Obama insisted that despite the deal, the US has “serious concerns about Iran’s behavior.”
The offer is likely an empty one, since Obama’s comments do not constitute a treaty of defense, and with him out of office in just eight months, it would be up to future presidents to decide if they actually wanted to get involved in future wars in the region.
Mr. President, how can you possibly characterize Iran’s behaviour as “Iranian aggression”, when all they want is trade and modernization?!?
And when was the last time Iran went to war against any of its neighbors?!?
Sir, you need to brush up on your history; the last time that happened, the US government was supporting Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in a war against Iran.
As reported at wickipedia.com:
United States support for Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War, against post-revolutionary Iran, included several billion dollars’ worth of economic aid, the sale of dual-use technology, non-U.S. origin weaponry, military intelligence, Special Operations training, and direct involvement in warfare against Iran. Support from the U.S. for Iraq was not a secret and was frequently discussed in open session of the Senate and House of Representatives. On June 9, 1992, Ted Koppel reported on ABC’s Nightline that the “Reagan/Bush administrations permitted—and frequently encouraged—the flow of money, agricultural credits, dual-use technology, chemicals, and weapons to Iraq.”
Additionally, as reported at the nytimes.com in January of 1992:
The Reagan Administration secretly decided to provide highly classified intelligence to Iraq in the spring of 1982 — more than two years earlier than previously disclosed — while also permitting the sale of American-made arms to Baghdad in a successful effort to help President Saddam Hussein avert imminent defeat in the war with Iran, former intelligence and State Department officials say. The American decision to lend crucial help to Baghdad so early in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war came after American intelligence agencies warned that Iraq was on the verge of being overrun by Iran, whose army was bolstered the year before by covert shipments of American-made weapons. The New York Times and others reported last year that the Reagan Administration secretly decided shortly after taking office in January 1981 to allow Israel to ship several billion dollars’ worth of American arms and spare parts to Iran. That intervention and the decision to aid Iraq directly in 1982 provide evidence that Washington played a much greater role than was previously known in affecting the course of the long and costly Iran-Iraq war. U.S. Asserted Neutrality The interventions also raise questions about the White House’s often-stated insistence in the early 1980’s that it was remaining neutral in the Iran-Iraq war, since the United States was arming both sides in its desire to see neither side dominate the vital oil region.
Sir, forgive me, but if I understand this as an ordinary American citizen, why do you not understand this?!?
Back in 1914, the Bradbury Pound was introduced by the UK government as an ’emergency measure’ to bolster a failing economy. It was a huge success. The banking elite were unhappy, however and panicked – before managing to wrestle control of the money supply afterwards. President John F. Kennedy also introduced a similar ‘Greenback’ in 1961, and again, the banking elite were very unhappy about being pushed out, and losing control of the issuance of money as debt. JFK did not survive past 1963.
The EU plans to create a single access point for the authorities to look at people’s personal data, including fingerprints and facial scans, by linking up to a dozen border and law enforcement databases, interior ministers said on Thursday (21 April). The announcement follows the adoption of a controversial law to collect flight data information of everyone flying into and out of Europe as part of a larger pan-national bid to crack down on potential terrorists and other criminal suspects. “Our data systems must be complementary, searchable, interoperable, and interconnected with one single click,” EU commissioner for home affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos told reporters in Luxembourg, where EU interior ministers are meeting.
In a press conference during his visit to Saudi Arabia, President Obama talked up the idea of keeping the US military presence in Iraq, which continues to grow, deployed in the country for the long term, citing the country’s instability as proof that America needs to be more involved.
Iraq’s parliament is in a state of crisis over the past week, with a proposed cabinet leading to fist-fights on the parliament’s floor and the sacking of the speaker. Since then, Iraq’s parliament has not successfully had a single session.
Obama called on Iraq to immediately finalize a new cabinet so they could focus on the war, and suggested that increases in US funding for the Iraqi government were to be based heavily on Iraq’s ability to get a new cabinet in place.
Upon reading these statements, I had a palm to forehead moment, at near terminal velocity.
And I do have a memo for President Obama; sir, your geopolitical hubris is writing checks our US military cannot possibly cash.
The kind of force strength necessary for fighting ISIS would, of necessity, have to be a massive infusion of American troops; there can be no light “footprint” here, and that has to be coupled with massive, targeted airstrikes to destabilise ISIS.
Iraq’s US-trained military has been an unmitigated disaster. As reported at thedailybeast.com, 26 March, 2016:
At first, Iraqi soldiers involved in an operation to capture villages close to Mosul on Friday were in good spirits. “Allah Akbar,” Arabic for “God is Great,” they shouted after they hit an alleged Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bomber with US-provided mortars. But just one hour later many of them fled, fearing ISIS would strike back.
Your suggestion that US funding for the Iraqi government will rely on Iraq’s ability to form a new cabinet is tantamount to blackmail, and al-Abadi understands this.
But let us be completely clear, both nationally and internationally, what this “reconquista” is all about: it is about making sure that Western oil companies own the rights to the oil, and that Iraqi oil is only sold in US dollars.
And sir, one last comment; have any of your advisors mentioned a guy in Baghdad, one Shiite imam, by the name of Muqtada Al Sadr?!? If not, some aide needs to get a cheat sheet and get it into the Oval Office, Stat.
This was the guy who formed the Mahdi Army, and threatened the US government that if they did not get out of Iraq by the exact time stated by the SOFA Agreement, that our military personnel would be “fair game” for his militia.
Right now, he has been holding huge, peaceful demonstrations, and telling the Al-Abadi government to replace the pathologically inept MPS with technocrats who can do the job of running the country. The Parliament has rejected Al-Abadi’s candidates for MPs, so it is anyone’s guess as to where the government of the country is going.
So Mr. President, what is your plan if Al-Sadr is spitting mad about the massive increase of US troops, and backs a popular revolution to put himself in charge of the Iraqi government?!?
What if he “gets the band back together”, i.e., reconstitutes the Mahdi Army in his plans to seize power?!?
And sir, please don’t think that couldn’t happen; the Iraqi people are just angry enough at their US-enabled tin-pot dictator that this just might be the case; and where are we then, Mr. President? Because you and our military troops will be seen as the oppressors, blatantly attempting to put down a popular uprising which may make the 1979 Iran revolution look like a walk in the park.
The worry about media reaction to the Panama Papers was that the press would treat revelations of the rich and powerful’s ability to hide their wealth as somehow new or exotic. But we’re moving beyond that now with acknowledgement of, for instance, the US role as a tax haven.
A new analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has reported that the rate of suicide in the US steadily increased from 1999 to 2014 after consistently decreasing from 1986 to 1999. The report found that greater annual rises occurred after 2006.
From 1999 to 2014, suicide rates increased for males and females of all ages between 10 and 74, the NCHS revealed Friday. Only those aged 75 and older saw declines in suicides in that time period.
The rate of suicide among women is climbing at a rate faster than men. The age-adjusted suicide rate for females increased by 45 percent from 1999 to 2014, as opposed to an increase of 16 percent for males.
However, males (20.7) still hold a suicide rate that is triple the rate of female (5.8) suicide.
A fifth of the world’s gold is hidden under London, worth an estimated £172 billion ($248 billion). The vaults under the Bank of England on Threadneedle Street are said to hold 5,134 tonnes of gold. This makes up the majority of the 6,256 tonnes kept safe beneath London’s streets, according to the BBC, which recently sent a reporter to visit the 300,000 square foot space.
In the mid-1960s, amid growing skepticism about the Warren Commission’s lone-gunman findings on John F. Kennedy’s assassination, there was a struggle inside CBS News about whether to allow the critics a fair public hearing at the then-dominant news network. Some CBS producers pushed for a debate between believers and doubters and one even submitted a proposal to put the Warren Report “on trial,” according to internal CBS documents.
During the recent surge of tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants crossing the Mexico-U.S. border, the Centers for Disease Control warned staff that many will be infected with tuberculosis — but the public wasn’t given a head’s up.
This Pesach (Passover), young Jews across the United States under the banner of IfNotNow are calling for a sea change in American Jewish consciousness and an end to American Jewish support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. On April 19, I stood with 100 young American Jews in the office lobby of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to say we support freedom and dignity for all Palestinians and Israelis. This week, in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago and San Francisco, hundreds of young American Jews are holding ritual protests and getting arrested to say we have had enough. I feel the yearning of a generation to tell a new story of what it means to be Jewish.
Four Ukrainian billionaires, including oligarch Igor Kolomoysky, are facing a $380 million property lien, reports Bloomberg citing London court documents. The order relates to a lawsuit by Russia’s Tatneft over the seizure of a refinery in Ukraine.
Kolomoysky and billionaire Gennady Bogolubov as well as their associates Alexander Yaroslavsky and Pavel Ovcharenko were accused by Tatneft of fraudulently taking money in 2009 the Russian company was entitled to for oil shipped to the Kremenchug refinery in Ukraine.
South African President Jacob Zuma will make a state visit to Iran for the first time to discuss ways to strengthen fraternal relations between the two countries.
Heading a 180-member politico-economic delegation, Zuma will arrive in Tehran on Saturday at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Saudi Arabia has paid for 11 Conservative MPs to visit the oil-rich kingdom on ‘parliamentary fact-finding’ missions in the last several months, while continuing to wage its deadly airstrike campaign against Yemen, it has emerged.
Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
Washington used a federal judge to order Argentina to sacrifice its debt restructuring program in order to pay US vulture funds the full value of defaulted Argentine bonds that the vulture funds had bought for a few pennies on the dollar. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/27/us-vulture-funds-argentin… These vultures were called “creditors” who had made “loans” regardless of the fact that they were not creditors and had made no loans. They were opportunists after easy money and were used by Washington to get rid of a reformist government.
President Kirchner resisted and, thus, she had to go. Washington concocted a story that Kirchner covered up an alleged Iranian bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994. This implausible fantasy, for which there is no evidence of Iranian involvement, was fed to one of Washington’s agents in the state prosecutor’s office, and a dubious event of 22 years ago was used to clear Kirchner out of the way of the American looting of Argentina.
DR Congo president Joseph Kabila may remain in power past his constitutionally mandated two-term limit if the December election is delayed, say Jason Stearns of the Congo Research Group and Kambale Musavuli of Friends of the Congo.
A British billionaire, three former presidents and a renowned Aids researcher have called for all drugs to be decriminalized at a press conference that was sharply critical of the United Nations’ latest drug policy agreement, adopted this week.
This is where the email trail proving the SEC should be immediately disbanded and its tasks handed off to an impartial, third-party, ideally private agency, begins:
Muoio, who had worked at the agency for years, told colleagues that he had seen the “devasting [sic] impact our little ol’ civil actions reap on real people more often than I care to remember. It is the least favorite part of the job. Most of our civil defendants are good people who have done one bad thing.”
In this case, Muoio is referring to career criminals who have violated securities laws on countless ocasions, but for whatever reason, he believes that bringing justice to these “real people” is the “least favorite part of the job.” Incidentally bringing justice to criminals is the only part of his job, but he believes they deserve a chance because they have “done one bad thing.”
Although Daesh is on the run in Syria, al-Qaeda is gaining momentum in the Middle East; to make matters worse, by arming al-Qaeda-allied rebels groups in Syria Washington is shooting itself in the foot.
Some ‘creative accounting’ was employed by the British military in order for it to hit the symbolic 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) spending target required by NATO members, the Commons Defence Select Committee claims.
In a classic David-and-Goliath showdown, community activists in Peru have forced Newmont, the second-largest gold mining corporation in the world, to abandon its $5 billion Conga copper and gold mining project.
The death of a Water Treatment Plant foreman, who was found dead at his home on April 16 by a friend who went to visit him, comes amid charges against three men involved in the city’s water crisis.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver announced the sudden death of foreman, Matthew McFarland on Thursday.
As public frustration helps sound the death knell for the drug war, its arbitrary laws and policies appear even more absurd. In the latest inexcusable enforcement of an antiquated law, 76-year-old disabled veteran Lee Carroll Brooker will live out what should be his golden years behind bars — for simple possession of cannabis.
Brooker had been treating multiple chronic conditions with cannabis he grew in his son’s backyard; but when officials in Alabama officials discovered the three dozen plants, they threw him in prison for life — without the possibility of parole.
Thanks to a pointless mandatory minimum sentencing catchall — and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear his case this week — Brooker has been left little recourse but to ultimately die in jail for treating his ailments with a plant.
The prosecutor in this case must be very pleased with himself; another scalp on the belt, I am sure, must have made him nothing less than ecstatic.
And that the Supreme Court refused to hear it makes them culpable in the quicker death this man in prison than he would most likely have had outside of captivity.
But the way this case came down, on a 76 year old, decorated Veteran, dealing with multiple, chronic illnesses has to be insult to injury, and never should have happened.
This is what happens when you have a “one size fits all” piece of legislation which is so clumsily constructed that there is no room for either mercy or justice.
Obama had been in what he thought was a private discussion at the G20 summit in Cannes last week with French president Nicolas Sarkozy but their comments were picked up by a live microphone overheard by journalists. Sarkozy said: “I cannot bear Netanyahu. He’s a liar.”
Obama could have dissented but did not. According to a version from a French interpreter quoted by Reuters, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him but I have to deal with him more often than you.”
Looks like everyone is sick and tired of Netanyahu.
Ben-Gurion’s mumbling to Kennedy helped delay the Americans’ assessment that Jerusalem was on the verge of building a bomb.
The new canal will start from the Arabian Sea and will pass through Omani and Yemeni borders before reaching Rub Al-Khali, the second largest desert in the world covering a total area of 600,000 square kilometers.
Another motive for Saudi Arabia to be pounding on Yemen?
Shanghai Now Shares Power Over Gold Price With London and New York.
“NUKE ‘EM! NUKE ‘EM! NUKE ‘EM!” — Official White Horse Souse
A woman at the center of a bellwether Flint water crisis lawsuit was one of two women who were shot to death inside a townhouse earlier this week.
Sasha Avonna Bell was one of the first of a growing number of people to file a lawsuit in connection to the Flint water crisis after she claimed that her child had been lead poisoned.
For years now, the federal government has been quietly fighting to keep a lid on an 11,000-document cache of government communications relating to financial policy. The sheer breadth of the effort to keep this material secret may not have a precedent in modern presidential times.
“It’s the mother of all privilege logs,” explains one lawyer connected with the case.
The Obama administration invoked executive privilege, attorney-client and deliberative process over these documents and insisted that their release would negatively impact global financial markets. But in finally unsealing some of these materials last week, a federal judge named Margaret Sweeney said the government’s sole motivation was avoiding embarrassment.
Meaning that the economy is really far worse than the government claims.
Which we already knew.
First, let me wish all of my Jewish readers, family and friends a Happy and Kosher Passover.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres wishes Queen Elizabeth happy 90th birthday
Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery.
Instead of lithium, researchers at UC Irvine have used gold nanowires to store electricity, and have found that their system is able to far outlast traditional lithium battery construction. The Irvine team’s system cycled through 200,000 recharges without significant corrosion or decline.
However, they don’t exactly know why.
In Soviet Redmond, phones rain on cloud
Anna Tomerlin has done some extensive investigation into the family line of Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz and frankly, the information is quite disturbing. Anna has graciously allowed us to repost her article to inform the public.
It is time to choose The Constitution and The Republic over Politicians and Political Parties.
Ted Cruz’s Natural Born Citizen status is in question. For that matter his citizenship status is in question. Cruz is an agent for a foreign power and foreign invader. Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz is not a United States citizen.
This is the most complete timeline (with documentation) of Ted Cruz’ parents life. It is difficult to wade through but well worth it, as it confirms that Ted Cruz was not a US citizen at birth.
The high points…
Rafael Cruz (Ted’s father) was married to his second wife Julia Ann Garza from 1959 – 1996. Ted’s mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson, gave birth to Ted in 1970, while Ted’s father was still married to Julia. There is no record that Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson was ever married to Rafael Cruz. Under Section 309(c) of the INA, children born out-of-wedlock to Americans abroad do NOT become US citizens at birth! They must be naturalized.
If Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson was still a US citizen when Ted Cruz was born, she was required by law to register Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz’s birth at the United States Of American Department of State Consular Office with a Report of Birth Abroad. She did not fill out that form until after Ted Cruz’ 18th birthday, in order to obtain a passport for Ted to go on a school travel program. But under immigration law, the Report of Birth Abroad must be filed BEFORE the 18th birthday to be valid.
Ted Cruz was not a US citizen by birth.
His “naturalization” is legally invalid.
Ted Cruz is an illegal immigrant.
Probably because of recent incendiary remarks by presidential candidate Donald Trump about former President George W. Bush’s involvement with 9/11 and the fictitious charges he manufactured to justify his criminal invasion of Iraq, the debate over who was responsible for the destruction of the Twin Towers and the deaths of 3,000 people in New York City has reemerged as a hot topic in mainstream media.
Commentators and politicians are lining up to once again try to implicate Saudi Arabia as the actual perpetrators of the colossal disaster because of their alleged support for the men blamed for piloting jetliners into the World Trade Center.
But the emphasis on the nationality of the so-called hijackers reveals the recent attention given to the subject to be yet another fraud perpetrated by the kosher media moguls trying mightily to cover up the principal role of Israel and Jew traitors in the American government in the greatest crime in American history.
Israel is walling off an area in the Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border and the Israeli-occupied side of Golan, citing what it claims are security threats from Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.
Public opposition to the sovereignty killing corporate giveaway marketed as a free trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become so widespread that all the leading candidates for the U.S. Presidency are publicly against it. Specifically, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are virulently opposed, while Hillary Clinton is pretending to be against it in order to harvest votes.
A Lebanese judge Friday issued an arrest warrant against a doctor and his aides accused of performing about 200 abortions on 75 sex slaves recently freed.
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According to a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in March of last year, U.S. taxpayers have already injected $187.5 billion into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two companies that prior to the 2008 financial crash traded on the New York Stock Exchange, had shareholders and their own Board of Directors while also receiving an implicit taxpayer guarantee on their debt. The U.S. government put the pair into conservatorship on September 6, 2008. The public has been led to believe that the $187.5 billion bailout of the pair was the full extent of the taxpayers’ tab. But in an astonishing acknowledgement on February 25 of this year, the Government Accountability Office, the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, issued an audit report of the U.S. government’s finances, revealing that the government’s “remaining contractual commitment to the GSEs, if needed, is $258.1 billion.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakir in his latest move to squash freedom of speech and religious movement.
The state-sanctioned seizure is just the latest in a number of worrying developments to come out of increasingly hardline Turkey, which is in advanced talks with the EU over visa-free travel for its 80 million citizens.
Included in the seizures are Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox churches, one of which is over 1,700 years old.
Erdogan has lost his mind! So far, the normally Muslim-bashing corporate media has been able to portray Erdogan as a “good Muslim” for helping to drive Assad out of Syria. But seizing Christian churches is not going to sit well with the public at all.
The lunatics are running the asylum.
A new video from Idomeni, Greece shows migrants setting up a roadside checkpoint and demanding actual Greek citizens show them their ID before letting them pass.
Regional observers scrambled to make sense of the most recent violence in Nagorno-Karabakh. Most presented balanced and reasonable analyses of the clashes. However, there were also those who failed to take into account the historical and regional dynamics and instead relied on unfortunate Cold War-style anti-Russian rhetoric. They maintained that the recent hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were nothing less than a plot personally cooked up in the Kremlin by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Such analyses have recently appeared in the media and unfortunately obscure the reality of a very complex part of the world, making it harder for the genuinely curious American observer to understand what is going on.
The revelations have led to an outcry in the Netherlands, with a Dutch journalist telling RT that the campaign by the Turks is “aimed against everything that’s being shared on Twitter, Facebook and even in private emails.” Frederike Geerdink, who is also an author, mentioned that Ankara is trying to “influence how Dutch Turks behave.”
“Politicians in Holland worry, they say this is what in Holland is called ‘the long arm of Ankara,’ meaning that the government in Ankara tries to get a grip on their diaspora communities” in various European countries, including Germany, Britain, Belgium, and now in the Netherlands, Geerdink said.
GOLD MANIPULATION CARTEL
Eric Sprott offers his thoughts on the recent Deutsche Bank settlement for gold and silver price manipulation, and whether the price-fixing cartel will be exposed at other banks.
the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that the Combat Engineers have fully demined Historical Part of the Syrian city of Palmyra.
The mines were planted by ISIS terrorist organization in Palmyra archeological city before establishing control over it by the Syrian army units on March 27th.
“Russian combat engineers have fully cleared of explosive devices the historical part of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra”, Commander of Russian Engineering Troops Lt. Gen. Yuri Stavitsky said.
The Pentagon has spent $7 billion on its fight against Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, since starting operations. Having conducted over 11,000 strikes, the Pentagon chief is mulling a new strategy with greater number of US troops and expenditures.
The US Government is apparently unaware that the American people now know that ISIS and Al Qaeda are US creations, and the wars are against Iraq and Syria.
Russian forces in Syria have fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek improved operational coordination with Moscow, Israel’s top-selling newspaper said on Friday.
I would like to remind everyone that Russia is in Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government. Israel is in Syria as part of an invading force, most assuredly WITHOUT the permission of the Syrian government.
Bundy Sons Lose Bid for Release before Trial as Feds do all they can to Keep Cliven Bundy in Jail
The absolutely ridiculous actions of the federal government and the State of Nevada against Cliven Bundy and his sons, along with many other patriots that stood with the Bundy’s at Bundy Ranch in 2014 against federal agents, who were acting against the words of the Constitution, is nothing more than totalitarianism. Federal prosecutors are attempting to keep the elder Bundy behind bars while Ammon and Ryan Bundy were denied pretrial release as a danger to the community and a risk not to return to court.
Understand that these men have not engaged in one act of violence, not one!
Another example of intellectual racketeering by an international lobby that is determined to white wash and sanitize the incredible crimes of a rogue nation.
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” — Voltaire
Tony Greenstein has been suspended from the Labour Party for alleged anti-Semitism. Tony is 100% Jewish from an Orthodox family. But he is also one of the founders of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and in the current hysterical witch-hunt, being pro-Palestinian rights is sufficient indication of anti-Semitism. Just as making herbal medicine used to make you a witch.
The catalyst for the campaign is that one of the clearest dividing lines between Blairites and Corbyn supporters is Israel. Blairites are unanimously, unequivocally pro-Israel and prepared to defend even the most blatantly disproportionate Israeli attacks on Gaza, land grabs or checkpoint shootings as self-defence. Corbyn supporters unanimously have more sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians and are critical of what they view (and I agree) as the apartheid state Israel has developed.
All modern nuclear warheads are delivered on targets using ballistic trajectory that can be calculated, therefore such warheads could be intercepted. Hypersonic warheads currently in design would be capable of maneuvering by yaw and pitch, eventually becoming impossible to intercept, thus making any existing and upcoming missile defense system impotent.
President Obama’s pick to command all U.S. forces in Europe said Thursday that all options — including military force — should be considered as Washington weighs its response to recent Russian aggression against American forces operating in eastern Europe.
Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti’s testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee came barely a week after Russian fighter jets and attack helicopters repeatedly buzzed the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer on patrol in the Baltic Sea.
It’s said that there’s nothing more vicious than a wild animal that’s cornered. I’d add that there’s nothing more devious than a top corporate or political official caught in a hypocritical scandal.
Washington residents should brace themselves for an aerial assault of GMO poison that is being launched throughout the Western part of the state in an attempt to prevent a widespread gypsy moth infestation.
Last weekend saw the launch of a pesticide-bacteria spraying campaign that was authorized by Washington State’s Department of Agriculture (WSDA). The areas affected include around 7,000 acres near the Port of Tacoma, 640 acres along Old Pacific Highway SE near the Nisqually River, 600 acres near Gig Harbor, 640 acres near Kent, and 640 acres just north of the Lacey area.
The aim of this program is to kill European and Asian gypsy moths. The bacteria, which is known as Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has pesticide properties. In fact, the gene that is used to kill insects in GM crops actually comes from this bacteria.
So, in effect, every edible plant in Washington State is now GMO!
A man who for years served as a community rabbi in the Polish town of Poznan has disappeared amid a shocking discovery that, far from having a holy background, he is in fact a Catholic cook.
Putting matzo-balls in marinara sauce was the giveaway! 🙂
Thousands of gallons of radioactive waste are estimated to have leaked at a Manhattan Project-era nuclear storage tank in Washington State over the weekend, triggering an alarm and causing one former worker to label it as “catastrophic.”
Footwear manufacturer New Balance was a loud dissenter of the TPP until the Department of Defense told the corporation they would award it a lucrative Pentagon contract for its shoe wear. They didn’t deliver on their bribe – so now New Balance is back to speaking out against the trade agreement.
First, this just in. Hillary Clinton is going to have a fundraiser in Tel Aviv. Her Jewish outreach director will hold it. Remember that Clinton has pledged Haim Saban to fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at Israel, so she’s putting her moneyraising where her mouth is.
Sarah Bard, Hillary Clinton’s director of Jewish outreach, will headline a fundraiser in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 17. https://t.co/CEa4UrFyi3
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 21, 2016
Clinton has also been raising a ton of pro-Israel money in L.A. Haim and Cheryl Saban have just kicked in another $2 million on top of $5 million they gave last year to her SuperPac, Priorities USA Action.
“My question is for Tzipi Livni—how is it that you are so smelly?” The student, a male third-year who is also the president of a student organization on campus, added, “It’s regarding your odor—about the odor of Tzipi Livni, very smelly.”
Flashback: Revenge, Hate and History
Israel’s ambassador to Hungary wrote to a newspaper editor condemning what he said was a columnist’s anti-Semitic writings.
Note: Oh hum, another anti-Semitic whine. People aren’t listening anymore.
In New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., Jews have staged protests dubbed “Liberation Seder” to demand U.S. Jewish establishment groups end their support for Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.
The resolution adopted by 33 countries condemns the Israeli government’s stewardship of Jerusalem. The United Kingdom and the US abstained from the vote. (cowards)
Note: The whole world is OUTRAGED with Israel!
Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union, saying that the sacrifice of his country’s soldiers during the Second World War means America has a stake in the referendum debate.
Or is that just me?
What is next on the global chessboard?
The Daily Mail’s Allan Hall reported that Vladimir Putin has been building a secret army of trained battle groups for close combat operations in Western Europe, specifically in Germany. These battle groups are reported as being ready to go into operation “at a moment’s notice.”
Webmaster addition: FOX News has been screaming all morning about NATO ready to “counter Russian aggression by flooding the Baltic with NATO warships. These sphincters are really going to do it; they are going to start WW3 with Russia to distract their population from the crashing private central bank economies!
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Rat race. Deadlines. The Jones’. It’s easy to forget that you are made from cosmic dust – that no scientist has traveled into the innermost recesses of your atoms, mind or soul.
Some experts are starting to blow the lid on the boundlessness of the human spirit and its return to infinite consciousness when we leave our earthly shells behind.
So why do we continue to live as though we only deserve to occupy the space of a postage stamp? That we should breathe as though not to fog up a window? Why do some of us look so downcast – why do we have “iPhone neck”?
If you knew your true power – what would you do? Maybe you just needed a reminder that your innermost self is an unbreakable diamond and you’re a regular superstar…
This can’t be said politely: the entire status quo in America is a fraud. The financial system is a fraud. The political system is a fraud. National Defense is a fraud.The healthcare system is a fraud. Higher education is a fraud. The mainstream corporate media is a fraud. Culture–from high to pop–is a fraud.
Names in the Panama Papers link Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, fresh off a big win in New York, and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, to those who use offshore tax shelters.
Sears Holdings SHLD -3.43% announced yet another round of store closings as it continues to shrink its fleet of stores amid chronic sales declines at its namesake department stores and the Kmart discount chain.
The retailer said it would close 68 Kmart locations and 10 Sears stores this summer. >>>
With the dispatch of 200 more troop to Iraq, bringing the total to some 4,000, the buildup to the Third Mideast War is approaching its climax. As pointed out here, US soldiers – previously described as “advisors” whose task is to “support” the Iraqis – are inching closer to the front lines. The loss of Staff Sergeant Louis F. Cardin, who came under attack from ISIS forces last month, brought home the fact that the Americans have been dragged back into the quagmire they thought they had escaped.
(*Which loosley translates into The FBI spent our hard earnd dollars to hack an I-phone , with the intention to spy on all of us , only to come up empty on The San Bernadino suspects ‘company’ phone , like we all knew was going to happen , without spending a dime )
Have you noticed that it is not only the presstitute media and the two establishment political parties that are beating up on Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump but also the progressive left? Sometimes the messages overlap so much that the progressive left sounds like the One Percent. But mainly the progressive left is down on Sanders because he is “not pure,” and they don’t like Trump because he hurts people’s feelings and doesn’t apologize.
This is astounding. Here we are faced with the corrupt media and the corrupt party establishments determined to put in the Oval Office a tried and proven agent of the One Percent, and the progressive left is beating up on the only two alternatives!
Since 2005 successive Home Secretaries have authorised the collection of vast amounts of telecommunications data, documents reveal.
The documents also show that MI5 secretly collected large amounts of “anonymised” financial data.
Campaign group Privacy International said the documents show “the staggering extent of UK government surveillance”.
US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”
“A FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT IS SOMEONE WHO FLIES AROUND FROM HOTEL TO HOTEL AND THINKS THE MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT ANY STORY IS THE FACT THAT HE HAS ARRIVED TO COVER IT.” —TOM STOPPARD (“NIGHT AND DAY”)
The Crimean War, in mid-19th century, introduced the world to the cardigan, the raglan jersey, and the balaclava headdress. It also introduced a new profession: the foreign correspondent. And almost immediately after the war the axiom “truth is the first casualty of war” was born because of the falsehoods spread by foreign correspondents on both sides, not to mention Tennyson’s overheated and wrong-headed poem.
According to The Guardian’s data editor Mona Chalabi, correcting people on their grammar mistakes is racist.
In her video “Grammar snobs are patronising, pretentious and just plain wrong,” which was shared yesterday on YouTube, Chalabi attacks “grammar snobs” who she says are using “an elite and increasingly outdated form of the English language.”
Chalabi argues that grammar “evolves” and attacks the “snobs” who believe we need a “common language” and “set of rules we can all understand.”
Lawrence Davidson says given the detachment of Israeli Jews from reality, positive change can only come from the outside, and he illustrate this with reference to an article in the Jerusalem Post by an Israeli sycophant of Binyamin Netanyahu.
Hundreds of protesters were arrested in Washington during a demonstration against the role of money in politics.
‘This cannot become a permanent state of affairs!’ That’s the demand from the president of Austria after revealing there were even more asylum applications than births in the country last year.
Westminster is squandering hundreds of millions of pounds in foreign aid ring-fenced for humanitarian crises because government officials are unaware of how the money is being spent, MPs have warned.
Complete details on the legalization announcement.
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So much for plausible deniability. While apologists and propagandists for the government in Kiev have tried their best to dismiss concerns about the government’s connection to neo-fascist movements, the jig is undeniably up. The new speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Andriy Parubiy, is a longtime neo-Nazi activist who was a founder of the national socialist party of Ukraine. The party was recently renamed Svoboda which, along with many neofascists, has seen its political fortunes rise in the wake of the 2014 US-backed coup. Parubiy played a significant role in the coup, serving as commandant of the Euromaidan, where he and other neo-fascists helped violently overthrow the democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovych. The armed battles with security forces in Kiev were carried out by many people, who would later join the right wing militias that would fight in the Ukraine Civil War.
As her clearly delusional and overtly corrupt supporters cheer her on, Hillary Clinton manages to avoid prosecution, scrutiny and maintains a public persona, thanks largely to the mainstream media, as if she is the nation’s wonderful mother figure. To the Futurama fans out there, however, the only motherly figure Hillary Clinton resembles is the not-so-wonderful Mom, from Momcorp. Still, her ardent supports overlook ties to the banking elite, her complete lack of accomplishments, and her horrific record overseas. But, thanks to the recently leaked Panama Papers, that public persona is getting peeled back layer by layer. Recently leaked names from the papers link the campaign financed-careers to Hillary and the former President Bill Clinton to those who use the offshore tax shelters. Not only do their financiers use unethical offshore tax-havens, but many of them out downright criminals.
AFTER ONE WOMAN broke his heart, Khalil Abu Rayyan, a 21-year-old Michigan man, contemplated suicide. Then, when he confided his dark thoughts to another woman, she suggested he steer his violence toward other people. Both women, it turned out, were FBI honeypots, and one of the recorded conversations with Rayyan entered into ongoing court proceedings provides a rare glimpse into how federal informants work.
Investigators with the Department of Veterans Affairs audited 10 vererans benefits offices around the country and found that staff were destroying mail related to claims, according to a report by Military.com, citing an OIG report released on Thursday.
The surprise audit, which was conducted at the offices on July 20, 2015, came after reports of such document shredding in Los Angeles, the website reported.
Netanyahu’s comments to diplomatic reporters by phone from Moscow came at the end of a two-and-a-half hour meeting he had with Putin in the Kremlin.
Netanyahu said that in light of security issues that he raised with Putin, the Russian leader recommended that OC Air Force Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, as well as Netanyahu’s military attache Brig.-Gen Eliezer Toledano, hold an immediate meeting with his defense ministry.
“They went there and discussed in dealt the coordination between our armies on a number of issues that have been on the agenda,” Netanyahu said. “That is important because we must preserve the freedom of action of the IDF and the air force in areas that are important for our security. And I think that was achieved.”
Netanyahu said that “problems naturally arise” when you have two militaries operating so close to one another, and that “if you don’t deal with that friction, it could develop into something much more serious, as we say on another front.”
I have to ask myself: what did Putin and Russia get out of this deal?!?
What would have been the quid pro quo here?!?
Was he able to get Netanyahu to commit to no more firings into Syria from the Golan, so that the Russian and Syrian forces could clean out the jihadists once and for all?!?
The creation of a Crimean Tatar autonomous region in southern Ukraine would further destabilize the country and put in danger the lives of peaceful Tatar populations both in Crimea and Ukraine, Unver Sel, the head of the Turkish Federation of Crimean Tatar Communities, told Sputnik.
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In Putin We Trust! Crimean Tatars Slam Turkey Over Aggressive Stance Towards Russia
Turkish media is actively discussing the issue of possibly creating a Crimean Tatar autonomous region in the Southern Kherson Region of Ukraine, right next to Crimea. The Crimean Tatar autonomy in Ukraine would have their own military units, likely comprised of foreign mercenaries and other radicals from around the world.
Sel believes that a Crimean Tatar autonomy and the further rise of Tatar military brigades would lead to a big disaster in Ukraine:
What part of “this is a really bad idea” does Turkey’s President Erdogan NOT understand here?!?
If enacted, it could cause serious military and social problems for Crimea; or perhaps, this is just what Erdogan wants to see happen, as a “distraction” to Russia while he goes after parts of Syria to potentially annex them for Turkey.
Saudi Arabia is planning to build a canal that will connect the Arabian Gulf and the Arabian Sea bypassing the Strait of Hormuz controlled by the Iranians. Since the canal would pass the Shia territories in Yemen, Riyadh needs to take the country under full military control, Craig Murray notes.
“But where the West gets involved in conflict, it is almost always at base either about oil resources (e.g. Kuwait, Libya, Syria, Iraq) or oil routes (e.g. Afghanistan, Georgia, Balkans). It turns out that Britain’s unflinching military support of Saudi Arabian aggression in Yemen is about oil routes,” Murray elaborates.
But what lies at the root of the plan?
It is expected that the canal will allow ships to reduce their trip through the Strait of Hormuz almost by half. What is more important, Iran is keeping an eye on the strait. By bypassing Hormuz, Saudi Arabia hopes to overcome this “obstacle.”
This canal, coupled with the Saudi ambition to control Yemen’s oil reserves, and the port at Bab el-Mandab, are the unholy trinity of desires which fuel this immoral and horrific war against Yemen.
As reported at Sputniknews.com on 6 April of this year:
http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160406/1037584835/saudi-arabia-yemen-gas-oil.html#ixzz46UKimCW5″>Why does Saudi Arabia continue to bomb Yemen back into the Stone Age? The crux of the matter is that Yemen has oil reserves, while Riyadh is steadily running out of the commodity, American political analyst Phil Butler explains. A Saudi banker displays the new one hundred riyal banknote bearing the portrait of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud at a bank in Riyadh, 05 June 2007 © AFP 2016/ HASSAN AMMAR Out of Money: Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot by Dropping Oil Prices According to American political analyst and researcher Phil Butler, the US-backed Saudi Arabian war against Yemen is neither about the longstanding sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites, nor about the much-discussed military campaign aimed against al-Qaeda in the region. While Western media outlets usually refer to Yemen as a “small” energy producer, the truth of the matter is the country is sitting on substantial oil and gas reserves, which Saudi Arabia and its allies want to control, Butler notes. In addition, Yemen lies at the Bab el-Mandab, a key checkpoint for maritime transit of oil, with 3.4 million barrels of oil passing through it each day.
So, the US government just turns a blind eye to the atrocities and war crimes committed on a daily basis by the Saudi military in Yemen.
The Obama administration has decided that it will neither fire nor prosecute two Veterans Administration officials who have stolen $400,000 from the Veterans Administration.
This does not surprise me.
It disgusts me.
But it does not surprise me…….
It seems the end really is nigh for the U.S. dollar.
And the mudfight for global dominance and currency war couldn’t be more ugly or dramatic.
The Saudis are now openly threatening to take down the U.S. economy in the ongoing fallout over collapsing oil prices and tense geopolitical events involving the 9/11 cover-up. The New York Times reports:
Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
China has been working for years to establish global currency status, and will strengthen the yuan by backing it with gold in moves clearly designed to cripple the role of the dollar. Zero Hedge reports:
State Department officials removed files from the secretary’s office related to the Benghazi attack in Libya and transferred them to another department after receiving a congressional subpoena last spring, delaying the release of the records to Congress for over a year.
Attorneys for the State Department said the electronic folders, which contain hundreds of documents related to the Benghazi attack and Libya, were belatedly rediscovered at the end of last year.
They said the files had been overlooked by State Department officials because the executive secretary’s office transferred them to another department and flagged them for archiving last April, shortly after receiving a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
How convenient for Secretary Clinton; except that now, this fact is going to come back to haunt her campaign, big-time!!
Timing is everything; and the timing of this transfer of files “for archiving” speaks volumes about how completely bogus the original cover-up of what really happened here was.
This woman has all the credibility of a dead tree stump; and I am going to get nasty emails from dead tree stumps on this one!!
The Parliament in Bahrain issued a statement calling on the government to declare war on Iran and its client terror organization in Lebanon, Hezbollah, following recurrent terror attacks against the state’s security forces.
Researchers have named fluoride as one of the key causes of a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity” in a peer-reviewed paper. This adds to its nefarious history by linking the widely used chemical to the manufacture of the ‘A’ bomb – yet your government is likely still adding sodium fluoride to your drinking water.
On Sunday, Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted 367 to 137 to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.
According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.
The test results, achieved via the ELISA methodology (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), are astonishing for two reasons:
1) They are extremely high, far surpassing the levels of glyphosate that have so far been detected in other foods.
2) Oats are not GMO! While glyphosate might be expected at some concentrations in GM soy and other herbicide resistant crops, very few people are aware that glyphosate is being routinely sprayed on wheat, barley and oat crops as a powerful desiccant, right before harvest.
At the trial, his government-appointed counsel stated that he was guilty, and he himself admitted his guilt, and said that he was sorry. But that is all he said. To this day he has never explained how he and his brother ever became terrorists.
He couldn’t tell us if he wanted to. Since his arrest he’s been held under unusual Special Administrative Measures (SAMs), which prevent him from communicating with the outside world. Strikingly, SAMs have also been imposed on his attorneys. The government maintains that SAMs are necessary to prevent prisoners from inciting others to commit acts of terrorism.
According to reports of Western media that refer to the propagandistic “Syrian Observatory for human rights”, on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, as a result of two strikes of the air force of Syria in Idlib province about 44 people were killed.
According to the source in the Syrian General Staff, April 19the Syrian Air Forces did not provide any combat sorties in Idlib province, as all the forces were deployed to repel the attack of terrorists in the Latakia and Aleppo provinces.
Propaganda and contradictory messages
Apparently, this is another fake of militants whose goal is to justification of “the Riyadh group” rejection to continue the negotiations in Geneva under the pretext of accusations of the Syrian government in attacks against civilians.
Interestingly, that one of the first media agencies who published this information was the Turkish propaganda Agency “Anadolu”. Erdogan’s media refers to its own sources in the ranks of the fighters:
Why am I not surprised?!?
The use of lead in water pipes has been linked to cities with soaring murder rates , according to a new study.
US cities which were found to have lead water pipes were also found to have higher murder rates in the first half of the 20th century.
The report says that on average “cities that used lead water pipes had homicide rates that were twenty-four percent higher than cities that did not”.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“In two hundred years we’ve gone from ‘I regret but I have one life to give for my country’ to ‘Fuck you!’?” — Dennis Hopper, Speed, 1994
Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on his followers to continue peaceful protests, while he warned the government against interfering with the demonstrations. Currently, the protesters are limited to using Tahrir Square. Sadr also asked lawmakers who are loyal to him to cease participating in a sit-in that is underway inside Parliament, so that a quorum can be reached. However, he doesn’t want them participating in any voting or procedures except electing a new Cabinet.
The deaths here are horrific,and the US government has no one but itself to blame here for the immoral and illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq, coupled with de-Baathifcation.
And Muqtada al Sadr?!?
He isn’t going anywhere.
And to those in the bowels of power in DC, who might be mulling some kind of assassination strike against him, to protect the Al-Abadi government; in the immortal words of Tony Soprano “Fuggetaboutit!”
What this would do is generate a revolution in Iraq that would make the 79 revolution in Iran seem like a walk in the woods for American interests in this country.
China’s credit growth in March (and $1 trillion surge in total social financing in Q1) is a “warning sign” according to billionaire George Soros, “because it shows how much work is needed to stop the slowdown.” Speaking at an event in new York this evening, Soros commented on “troubling developments” in China, the anti-corruption drive’s impact on capital outflows and the real-estate bubble “feeding on itself.” His conclusion, rather ominously, was that despite all the naysayers and fiction-peddlers, China “resembles US in 2007-8,” before credit markets seized up and spurred a global recession.
As Bloomberg reports, Billionaire investor George Soros said China’s debt-fueled economy resembles the U.S. in 2007-08, before credit markets seized up and spurred a global recession.
Japan was plunged into fresh panic today as a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the northern coast – the third major earthquake within a week.
The tremors struck near the northern island on Honshu around 60 miles southeast on Sendai.
To the dismay of rattled survivors, the latest quake happened close to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster – which saw 15,000 killed in March 2011.
Russia and NATO haven’t had any joint meetings in nearly two years, but got together today, with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg saying it is important to keep the line of communications open. In practice, it was just an excuse for the US et al, to condemn Russia.
US officials are complaining about incidents in the Baltic Sea, claiming “Russian aggression” there, and in Ukraine, even though the Ukraine “war” they’ve been condemning Russia over has been in a state of ceasefire for well over a year.
Russia’s not to happy with those Baltic issues either, insisting the US was deliberately trying to intimidate Russia by parking destroyers off the coast of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, and flying spy planes around on the outskirts of Russian airspace.
The way the US and NATO have been parking resources and troops around Europe, coupled with massive exercises on Russia’s border, concretely telegraphs that some kind of military aggression against Russia is on its way; they only question is when.
Until recently, the US relationship to Saudi Arabia has been one of those things that we’re not allowed to do anything about. There’s death and taxes, and the US is joined at the hip to Saudi Arabia. There’s nothing to do.
At least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent, according to the first major study to attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment.
A team of legal experts and statisticians from Michigan and Pennsylvania used the latest statistical techniques to produce a peer-reviewed estimate of the “dark figure” that lies behind the death penalty – how many of the more than 8,000 men and women who have been put on death row since the 1970s were falsely convicted.
The team arrived at a deliberately conservative figure that lays bare the extent of possible miscarriages of justice, suggesting that the innocence of more than 200 prisoners still in the system may never be recognised.
But they look good on some prosecutor’s resume, and that’s what matters!
Today James joins Dan Dicks on PFT Live to discuss the 28 pages and the move to blame Saudi Arabia for 9/11. What are the 28 pages really about?
With the rebels withdrawing from the Geneva peace talks and gearing up for the resumption of the Syrian Civil War, diplomats are desperately scrambling to try to keep the process going, and warning that if this round collapses, there won’t be another chance at serious talks for “at least a year.”
The rebel High Negotiation Committee (HNC), which represents only some rebels, pulled out citing anger over the Syrian offensive against al-Qaeda-held territory in Aleppo Province. Before that, there wasn’t much progress in the talks.
The US wants these talks to fail miserably as an “excuse” for a major invasion, which could well lead to war with Russia.
The European Central Bank is unlikely to unveil fresh stimulus when its governing council meets Thursday. Instead, ECB officials, including President Mario Draghi, are likely to focus on defending the central bank’s dovish policy that has recently come under severe criticism in Germany.
“We’re clearly getting to the point where each additional dose of easing is not bringing much in term of economic outcome,” Andrew Bosomworth, head of Pimco’s German portfolio management team, told the Wall Street Journal. “Worries are starting to creep in.”
So, pouring trillions of new wealth into the pockets of the money-junkies doesn’t help the general population? Who woulda thunk it!!!!!!
Moguls Charles and David Koch are reportedly funding an Arizona-based company that’s been pushing against a plan to make Grand Canyon area a natural monument with no uranium mining allowed.
Those who are in favor of the plan include the majority of local residents, environmental groups and Native American tribes.
In January, a survey showed that over 80 percent of Arizonans supported the proposal, and nearly half of the population specifically said that more should be done to protect the Grand Canyon and the 7,000 square kilometers around it.
A report today in the Wall Street Journal cites a “senior US defense official” as saying that Russia has deployed artillery units near Aleppo, as regime-allied forces prepare for a new assault.
After the partial cease-fire took effect in late February, U.S. intelligence agencies tracked the movement of Russian artillery units south to areas where the Assad regime at the time was fighting Islamic State militants, particularly in the Tadmur and Palmyra areas. Russian troops directly man the artillery pieces, which have been used with devastating effect on the battlefield since last year, according to U.S. officials. Russia has also deployed advisers to support the Assad regime in its military campaign, officials said.
“…raising US alarm about Moscow’s intentions…” MY ASTROLABE!!
First, let us get this straight: the Russians are in Syria at the behest of the Syrian government.
Russia has been zapping any and ALL jihadists (including those funded and supplied by the US government).
Aleppo has been the de-facto capital of ISIS, ever since they took over there. Once the jihadists are uprooted in Aleppo, it is all but over for the alleged “Syrian moderate opposition” (of which there are none!!), and then Al Assad is in a position of real strength with any negotiating he might be doing with his opposition.
You don’t have to be Fellini to figure this one out; there will be an assault on Aleppo; most likely it will be liberated by the Syrians, working with the Russians; and the US government will, once again, NOT have its regime change in Syria.
THAT is why US officials are being so petulant about this; they know what is coming, and have absolutely no way to stop it, save possibly a desperate decap strike against Al-Assad in Damascus itself, which could well mean war with Russia.
A nuclear leak in Washington has allowed for 3,500 gallons of radioactive waste to be released – and the federal government is trying to claim no harm will come.
A massive radioactive leak was discovered this past Sunday at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington. Officials have stated that the original container holding the radioactive material has slowly been trickling out roughly 70 gallons since 2011, though they have not determined what accelerated the problem. They are set to begin pumping an estimated 3,000-3,500 gallons of waste back into storage containers…
How often do scientists smugly quote the latest research on a topic only later to be made the fool by insider revelations that published research in peer-reviewed journals is abjectly false? This happens so frequently now, that it has become clear: Science is broken, and most scientific research is fraudulent.
It isn’t broken like a bike needing a new tire, or even an outdated paradigm that has reached its tipping point, as in the time of the renaissance. Modern science is broken for reasons that might shock you.
First, there’s a replication crisis. More and more studies simply cannot be replicated, so any false theories are not thrown out, but left floating as acceptable ‘fact’ in the hallowed scientific ethers, when they are nothing more than studies paid for and promoted by the companies who have a marked interest in proving their personal hypothesis.
Philip Zelikow, a self-described expert in “the creation and maintenance of public myths,” wrote the 9/11 Commission Report in chapter outline before the Commission even convened.
Zelikow, architect of the Bush Doctrine of framing criminal wars of aggression as “pre-emptive wars,” is the co-author of an astonishingly precognitive 1998 Foreign Affairs article speculating about the likely political and cultural consequences of a massive Pearl Harbor style event such as the destruction of the World Trade Center – a catastrophe that, he said, would split time into a dimly-remembered “before” and an Orwellian “after.”
Zelikow is on record stating that the 9/11 wars were not about defending the US from any threat. Instead, they were about “the threat that dare not speak its name” – the threat to Israel.
The drone that reportedly hit a British Airways jet earlier this week may have actually been a plastic bag, a minister has said.
Transport minister Robert Goodwill admitted authorities had not yet confirmed whether what struck the Airbus A320 was a remote-controlled device.
The White House moved to tamp down suggestions that ties with Saudi Arabia are fraying, with administration officials saying that President Barack Obama “really cleared the air” with King Salman at a meeting Wednesday.
Yet even as White House officials stressed that the leaders made progress, a prominent member of the Saudi royal family told CNN “a recalibration” of the U.S.-Saudi relationship was needed amid regional upheaval, dropping oil prices and ongoing strains between the two longtime allies.
Obama landed in Riyadh earlier Wednesday for a summit with Gulf leaders and spent two-and-a-half hours meeting with the 80-year-old monarch on issues that have recently strained the alliance, including the conflict in Yemen, the role of Iran, Lebanon’s instability and the fight against ISIS, U.S. officials said.
President Obama “Cleared the air” with King Salman?!?
Pardon my Serbo-Croatian, but what the flip does that even mean?!?
Is Saudi Arabia still executing those in this country who disagree, even a bit, with the opinions of officialdom there, or with the House of Saud?!?
Is Saudi Arabia still murdering innocent Yemenites through attacks that very much smack of war crimes?!?
Is Saudi Arabia still funding some of the most violent, vicious jihadis in the Middle East and beyond?!?
So, unless President Obama’s idea of “clearing the air” means Beijing levels of pollution so bad that breathing immediately becomes gasping, utterly nothing has been gained from this trip.
In fact, President Obama’s trip to Riyadh has simply legitimised everything horrific about this country which civilised people
All diesel vehicles tested by the government in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal fail to meet EU standards for nitrogen oxide pollution when driven in the real world, with some emitting up to 12 times more than the limits.
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano had an overnight explosion on Monday, April 18, giving out ashes all over the country’s major city Puebla. The eruption has prompted the city airport to pause its operations.
Many tech companies are trying to train people to constantly upgrade their gadgets — part ways with a device, the argument goes, as soon as something newer and faster comes along. Companies like Apple, AT&T and T-Mobile USA now offer early upgrade plans that allow consumers to buy a new cellphone every year. Philip W. Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for worldwide marketing, said at a product event last month that it was “really sad” that more than 600 million computers in use today are more than five years old.
Mr. Lai’s behavior might be extreme, but his experience with the Palm Treo illustrates there is another way: If you simply put some maintenance into electronics as you would a car, you can stay happy with your gadgets for years.
In this economy, buying a new gadget every few years just isn’t practical, and Windows 10 just reminded us all that the new upgrade may be a lot worse than what you just tossed in the trash! Any corporation whose business model depends on customers constantly upgrading hardware is doomed to fail.
Since 2000, according to the tracking site Pharma Death Clock, more than 16.3 million people have died from chemotherapy – more than wars, terrorism and suicide, combined.
“While drug companies profit billions, people are dying by the millions,” the site notes.
In addition to chemotherapy, there are scores of other deaths that were all caused by modern medicine, like hospital errors (as of this writing 7,176,929), medical error (1,598,497), hospital infections (1,223,340) and surgery-related death (521,958), among others.
The charges filed include felony official misconduct, conspiracy and tampering with evidence. The individuals charged with the crimes now face up to five years in prison. While serving time in prison, ironically, they will likely receive cleaner water than what they fed to the residents of Flint.
What’s notable here is that one of the individuals, Mike Prysby, is an official with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). I have personally come to know that the DEQ of Michigan is an extremely corrupt, criminally-run organization, so it’s absolutely no surprise to me that this individual allegedly committed fraud as part of the cover-up.
Boeing South Carolina plans to cut an undisclosed number of engineering positions through a voluntary layoff program — a first for the company’s North Charleston Dreamliner operations.
IMMIGRANT KIDS PLACED WITH ADULTS WHO ARE IN US ILLEGALLY
For the last 1700 years, as we all know, Christians have waged war, led crusades, burned women at the stake, systematically persecuted Jews and Muslims, kept millions of people as slaves, ran concentration camps, blessed conquest, prayed for successful bombing raids, and built and used nuclear weapons. Throughout Catholic history, Jesus’ teachings of nonviolence were rarely discussed, much less implemented.
Until last week. Eighty of us from 25 nations were invited to the Vatican last week for the first ever conference to discuss formally abandoning the so-called “just war” theory and formally returning the Church to the nonviolence of Jesus. This was the first ever gathering of its kind in history!
As a Christian pacifist activist, who advocates for US governmental good-faith negotiations with which to resolve geopolitical disputes, rather than war, I kind of like where this movement appears to be going!! 🙂
A billboard on Interstate 95 is sparking outrage from a local lawyer and criticism from the Anti-Defamation League for what they say is its anti-Israel message.
It is an established historical fact that Israel did indeed attack the USS Liberty, killing 34 American servicemen and wounding 174. Saying that reporting Israel’s crimes is anti-Israel is like saying reporting on the crimes of the Nazis is anti-German!
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” — Voltaire
Now, if you want to live in a world where Israel’s government decides what you can know and not know … please move to Israel, and leave our freedom of speech alone!
Cries of “racist” drowned out British PM David Cameron as he delivered a speech accusing Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan of repeatedly appearing with an imam he says “supports Islamic State.” The imam turns out to be an active Tory supporter, however.
The new group is being taken in on top of the 20,000 refugees Britain has already taken in from refugees camps around Syria.
lks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin are particularly important at this time, in light of the recent Moscow visit by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the Kremlin said Thursday.
Looks like Putin may be stepping int to fill the role of impartial arbiter between Israel and Palestine long abandoned by the US.
Germany is considered an El Dorado for criminals who want to launder their money, a study for the Finance Ministry has found.
Diagnosis of the “Professional” system, by M. Kryzhanovsky.
Impressive bunch, yes?
Russia is the target of a multi-faceted, asymmetric campaign of destabilization that has employed economic, political, and psychological forms of warfare — each of which has been specifically designed to inflict maximum damage on the Kremlin
As if it were not enough that Vladimir Putin’s Russia makes a monkey out of the US “anti-ISIS” campaign in Syria by accomplishing more in six months to damage the terrorist advance in that country than the Pentagon managed, with its suspiciously ineffective campaign in fourteen months. Now Russia delivers a huge slap in the face to US agribusiness domination of global food trade by deciding to make Russia the world’s largest exporter of healthy, non-GMO, non-industrial food.
“YOU WILL NOT BUY HEALTHY FOOD! YOU WILL EAT THE PROFITABLE TOXIC SLOP WE SELL YOU AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!!!!” — Official White Horse Souse
Iran-backed Shiite militia forces in Iraq have strongly opposed new US troops deployed in the country. The militias warned that if Washington does not withdraw its forces “immediately,” they will deal with them “as forces of occupation.”
Police arrested seventeen activists denouncing the “Jewish establishment’s support of the occupation of Palestine” on April 20 in the lobby of the Anti-Defamation League during one of a series of Passover protests organized by anti-occupation group If Not Now.
What is the difference between a textbook publisher giving into pressure from Christian fundamentalists seeking to censor the teaching of evolution, and a publisher giving in to Zionists seeking to censor awareness of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Neither phenomenon is a matter of opinion or perspective. One act of censorship denies facts established by scientific research. The other denies the documented violation of international law (for instance, the Fourth Geneva Convention) and multiple UN resolutions. So the answer to the question just asked is – there is no difference.
n 2014, consultants at the PR firm Qorvis developed content for the Saudi Arabia embassy’s YouTube and Twitter pages, and ran the Twitter account for the Syrian Opposition Coalition.
The following can be read on the website of Qorvis MSLGROUP: and please note the timing of the date in the blurb:
, Qorvis MSLGROUP: Qorvis MSLGROUP works with the Saudi Embassy to affirm the importance of the Saudi/U.S. relationship. Since 2001, Qorvis MSLGROUP has implemented a multifold campaign; including, media relations, advertising, government relations, grassroots action, and social and digital media. The overall objectives are to reach out to the media with factual information and provide access to Saudi officials; promote Saudi Arabia as an ally in the war on terrorism; meet with key law makers on the Hill, as well as within the administration, to emphasize Saudi Arabia as a strategic ally; and educate the American people about Saudi Arabia and the region.
I have to wonder; was it before or after 9/11 that this group was engaged by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?!?
And please remember; Saudi financing spawned many terrorist organisations.
As reported at salon.com in January of 2016:
“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” So advised world-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited thinkers in human history. The counsel may sound simple and intuitive — that’s because it is. But when it comes to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. ignores it. Journalist Abby Martin devoted an episode of her show “The Empire Files” to exploring the Saudi-U.S. relationship. The episode, aptly titled “Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery & History of Revolt,” displays the brutality of the monarchy in excruciating detail. “If the Saudi kingdom were an enemy of the U.S. government, we’d be shown these images and facts every day on the mainstream media,” Martin observes. The internal repression and human rights abuses inside Saudi Arabia is one thing. Perhaps even more troubling, however, is the monarchy’s support for violent religious extremism. It is here that Chomsky’s advice on stopping terrorism becomes so important. By continually aligning itself with the Saudi regime, the U.S. is fueling the very fire it is fighting in the so-called War on Terror. Saudi Arabia is a theocratic absolute monarchy that governs based on an extreme interpretation of Sharia (Islamic law). It is so extreme, it has been widely compared to ISIS. Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud characterized Saudi Arabia in an op-ed in The New York Times as “an ISIS that has made it.” “Black Daesh, white Daesh,” Daoud wrote, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. “The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia.” “In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other,” Daoud continued. “This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on.” Since the November Paris attacks, in which 130 people were massacred in a series of bombings and shootings for which ISIS claimed responsibility, the West has constantly spoken of the importance of fighting extremism. At the same time, however, the U.S., U.K., France, and other Western nations have continued supporting the Saudi regime that fuels such extremism. Saudi political dissidents like Turki al-Hamad have constantly argued this point. In a TV interview, al-Hamad insisted the religious extremism propagated by the Saudi monarchy “serves as fuel for ISIS.” “You can see [in ISIS videos] the volunteers in Syria ripping up their Saudi passports,” al-Hamad said. “In order to stop ISIS, you must first dry up this ideology at the source. Otherwise you are cutting the grass, but leaving the roots. You have to take out the roots,” he added. In the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks, scholar Yousaf Butt stressed that “the fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes such violence lies with the fanatical ‘Wahhabi’ strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia.” “If the world wants to tamp down and eliminate such violent extremism, it must confront this primary host and facilitator,” Butt warned. In the past few decades, the Saudi regime has spent an estimated $100 billion exporting its extremist interpretation of Islam worldwide. It infuses its fundamentalist ideology in the ostensible charity work it performs, often targeting poor Muslim communities in countries like Pakistan or places like refugee camps, where uneducated, indigent, oppressed people are more susceptible to it. Whether elements within Saudi Arabia support ISIS is contested. Even if Saudi Arabia does not directly support or fund ISIS, however, Saudi Arabia gives legitimacy to the extremist ideology ISIS preaches. What is not contested, on the other hand, is that Saudi elites in the business community and even segments of the royal family support extremist groups like al-Qaida. U.S. government cables leaked by WikiLeaks admit “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”
To paraphrase the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy: THERE’s our problem!!”
As I type this, I am watching a little clip of President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia this week; and I am more than willing to bet that not a word was said about either domestic abuses of power, against internal Saudi critics, or the funding of violent Jihadists abroad.
When it comes to Saudi Arabia, the President has become the enabler-in-chief of a very inhumane regime and monarchy. Qorvis MSLGROUP, lying through its collective teeth, characterises the Saudi Government as “an ally in the war on terror” when, in fact, it is encouraging, and funding jihadists world-wide.
This CANNOT be allowed to stand.
The Tel Aviv regime, which pursues a policy of so-called deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear bombs, is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal. The regime has refused to allow inspections of its military nuclear facilities or to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
… which makes every penny of your tax dollars sent to Israel by the US Government a crime under the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act, both of which expressly forbid US aid to nations in possession of nuclear weapons technology that refuse to sign the NNPT or allow IAEA inspections.
Russian engineers have successfully completed clearing the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra of explosives left behind by Islamic State. Nearly 3,000 explosive devices on around 230 hectares (2.3 sq km) of the World Heritage site have been defused.
Webmaster addition: FISA does not actually have jurisdiction inside the United States. The court is part of the FOREIGN Intelligence Surveillance Act, and only has legal jurisdiction for surveillance requests involving communications outside the United States.
Border agents have discovered what could be the longest cross-border tunnel in history, seizing seven tons of marijuana and a ton of cocaine that were crammed inside.
The 2,600ft tunnel extended 900ft from a house in Tijuana, Mexico, and across the border for a further 1,500ft, where it surfaced in a fenced-off industrial area in San Diego.
The tunnel, discovered just in time for 4/20, the day every year that marijuana culture is celebrated across the US and beyond, was equipped with a rail system, ventilation, lights and a large elevator, officials said.
The exit on the U.S. side is about three feet wide and was covered by a trash can inside a wooden pallet warehouse.
Currently, EU countries are forced to comply with orders from Brussels to accept and settle a specified number of migrants.
Orban has described these quotas as “wrong-headed” and is now leading a group of other countries determined to re-take control of their borders.
Syria’s fragile peace talks might not resume for at least a year if they are abandoned now, a senior Western diplomat warned on Wednesday, as the opposition urged more military support for rebels after declaring a truce was over.
Remember that the Syrian opposition is US controlled and supplied. Despite the public face of peace talks, the US still wants Assad out and a puppet regime in.
The Doha summit this past weekend that was supposed to enshrine a cut in oil production by OPEC, in tandem with Russia – it was practically a done deal – ended up literally in the dust.
NASA captures Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis in all of their glory.
IN RECENT MONTHS, PFOA, the perfluorinated chemical formerly used to make Teflon, has been making news again. Also known as C8, because of its eight-carbon molecule, PFOA has been found in drinking water in Hoosick Falls, New York; Bennington, Vermont; Flint, Michigan; and Warrington, Pennsylvania, among many other places across the United States. Although the chemical was developed and long manufactured in the United States, it’s not just an American problem. PFOA has spread throughout the world.
In early April, a contingent from Keep Your Promises DuPont, an activist group representing residents of West Virginia and Ohio, traveled to the Netherlands and met with local politicians, scientists, Dordrecht residents, and the union representing workers at the plant.
Any company company knowingly manufacturing compounds like this should be sued out of existence, and their senior executives should be serving hard time in jail; this is the only way to stop this practice, both nationally and internationally.
Even the money junkies are going to have to learn that you cannot poison people, and walk away without severe consequences.
It wouldn’t be bullion as in real gold bars, but would be paper gold, as in futures…………..KT
If you started your day off with a whole wheat bagel and a bowl of instant strawberries-and-cream-flavored oatmeal today, you might think you made some fairly healthy breakfast choices.
You might want to think again.
According to a report released Tuesday by the Alliance for Natural Health USA, testing procured from an independent laboratory found detectable levels of the herbicide glyphosate in oatmeal and bagels as well as coffee creamer and seven more products, for a total of 10 out of 24 breakfast food items showing levels of glyphosate – a chemical the World Health Organization’s cancer experts have linked to cancer.
The cumulative effect of glyphosate has a murderous effect on the human system; Monsanto executives, and executives of the other large manufacturers of this kind of product product, should be tried, and convicted, for crimes against humanity.
Bad news for travelers who like to sit at the window or aisle seat when flying: airlines are considering charging passengers for the privilege.
As the Washington Post reports, the Central States Pension Fund, which handles retirement benefits for current and former Teamster union truck drivers across various states including Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, New York, and Minnesota, and is one of the largest pension funds in the nation, has filed an application to cut participant benefits, which would be effective July 1 2016, as it “projects” it will become officially insolvent by 2025. In 2015, the fund returned -0.81%, underperforming the 0.37% return of its benchmark.
Back in 2008, Wall Street’s ratings agencies all rated the fraudulent mortgage bundles being sold as triple-A which made it legal for pensions to invest in them (the sole exception was Eagen Jones, which issued a warning about the mortgage-backed securities and has since been shut down by the SEC). When the fraud imploded, the pensions were defunded, but since nobody dares criticize, let alone jail, a Wall Street money-junkie, the pensions are simply cheating their participants who spent their lives paying into the system.
A court in Amsterdam has begun hearing testimony from nine witnesses into allegations that senior politicians knew about and used underage male prostitutes in the 1980s. Among those implicated are Prince Claus, the late husband of former queen Beatrix, the former finance minister and executive director of the international monetary fund Onno Rudding, and former Amsterdam mayor Ed van Thijn, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Russian news agency Sputnik’s Turkish bureau chief has been blacklisted by Ankara, who refused him entry to the country in an airport, and seized his residence permit and press credentials.
“I landed in Istanbul at 0:40 today with Aeroflot’s flight 2134. The border control staff held me at the passport control for some 10 minutes, then ushered me to the passenger control premises without explaining anything,” Sputnik’s Turkish bureau Chief Tural Kerimov told RT from the waiting room for passengers attending inspection and screening at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.
Standards watchdogs will not investigate Prime Minister David Cameron over the off-shore controversy revealed by the Panama Papers data leak.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Kathryn Hudson, has decided not to probe the matter, but her office refused to explain the reasons for that decision.
Official borrowing data today confirms how comperhensively the Chancellor has missed his 2010 goals on debt and the deficit
It was raining Humvees last week when a US Army training exercise at Hohenfels military base in Germany went wrong.
The U.S. also confirms that Israeli government forces are responsible for unlawful killings and the use of excessive force and torture against Palestinians.
Note: We give Israel over 10 million dollars a day. Shame on U.S.
Watch as the ROM is swapped out in this electronic voting machine in about a minute.
Makes you have so much faith in our system; doesn’t it?
Samantha Power, the neocolonialist wolf in liberal, white, female clothing keeps up appearances even after her motorcade had mowed down an African child during her recent US PR tour of Cameroon.
Privacy campaign group Privacy International says documents it has obtained through a legal challenge to the UK security agencies data-harvesting practices illustrate the extent to which spies have systematically and secretly amassed a cache of data on UK citizens for the past 15 years — regardless of whether a particular individual is suspected of a crime.
Aka: mass surveillance.
The radical Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron present what is certainly a candidate for being the ugliest face of Israel’s creeping annexation of of the West Bank. The expansion of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has reached a point that renders the so-called Two State Solution an impossibility.
Note: The answer is by force if necessary to make Israel obey all United Nations resolutions including withdrawal from occupied land.
RansomWhere? suspends untrusted processes
For those who wonder if such phenomena only happen to Republicans, Bernie Sanders can already “feel the spurn.” He won New Hampshire by a landslide (60 to 38 percent) only to discover that Hillary Clinton had been awarded the majority of delegates. This is because the Democratic Party has 717 “superdelegates” who support whomever they prefer, regardless of the wishes of voters or primary results.
Looks like Obama’s Brit trip is going well.
US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”
“This is an unwelcome interference from the most anti-British American president there has ever been. Mercifully, he won’t be in office for much longer,” Farage said.
Senior Tory ‘leave’ campaigners have been just as withering in their commentary, with US-born London Mayor Boris Johnson accusing Obama of “outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy.”
Many people today are addicted to this drug. We’re flooded with advertisements and endorsements from our sports heroes, telling us how great this drug is. It tastes delicious, is convenient, cheap, adds no nutritional value, and is completely unsustainable. It takes tons of fossil fuels to produce, ship, package, and market to you. It can sustain you, but gives you nothing.
What I’m talking about is industrially produced, highly processed, hyper-palatable food. These foods flood our markets, taking over the center of our grocery stores. We’re told they’re fortified with all the vitamins and minerals we need to lead healthy lives. We’re told it’s completely safe to consume. It resembles nothing close to what we are biologically designed to eat. In fact, instead of providing us with nutrition, it can actually cause a slow, painful death. What do you think of it now? Do you still feel compelled to eat it?
In our part of the world, it’s not often that potential “collateral damage” speaks, but it happened last week. A Pakistani tribal leader, Malik Jalal, flew to England to plead in a newspaper piece he wrote and in media interviews to be taken off the Obama White House’s “kill list.” (“I am in England this week because I decided that if Westerners wanted to kill me without bothering to come to speak with me first, perhaps I should come to speak to them instead.”) Jalal, who lives in Pakistan’s tribal borderlands, is a local leader and part of a peace committee sanctioned by the Pakistani government that is trying to tamp down the violence in the region. He believes that he’s been targeted for assassination by Washington. (Four drone missiles, he claims, have just missed him or his car.) His family, he says, is traumatized by the drones.
The choice of England is highly symbolic, as during WW2 thew people in and around London lived in daily fear of the sounds of the German V-1 “Buzz bomb” on its way to deliver random death among the civilians.
NBC’s Tom Costello told viewers in a recent piece that the future of America will soon be arriving, RFID chipping, and that it’s for our own good.
So what’s Costello talking about?
Fingerprints and iris scans are already a “reality at airports,” Costello said, also pointing out that “facial scans” are a reality too. But what about RFID chips implanted under the human skin? These chips can store your personal information, make payments, and open doors — they can also look for “terrorists.”
The U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth will ring in her 90th birthday on Thursday, and the monarch has every reason to celebrate. Not only has she already beaten the average U.K. life expectancy by nine years, she’s also among the top 25 richest people in the world. Just accounting for the tangible assets of the U.K. monarchy, the Queen sits on about £20 billion, or $28.8 billion, according to strategy consultancy Brand Finance. That is enough to put her 25th among the world’s richest on the Bloomberg Billionaire list, and ahead of high rollers such as investment guru George Soros, Microsoft MSFT, -0.55% CEO Steve Ballmer and Michael Dell.
The United States on Monday objected to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assertion that the Golan Heights will forever remain under Israeli control, reiterating that it does not recognize the Jewish state’s claims to the strategic plateau.
Biden might also have mentioned that of the nine current US Supreme Court justices, three are Jewish, and that Jews are vastly overrepresented in other high-level federal, state and city government posts. He could have mentioned that the chairman of the Federal Reserve System, and the mayors of America’s three most populous cities – New York, Los Angeles and Chicago – are Jewish.
Despite mounting evidence that the world’s most widely used weedkiller is linked to a host of chronic illnesses, including cancer, Monsanto has no intention of suspending its use. In a March interview with Here & Now‘s Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant maintains the safety of Roundup, despite the World Health Organization’s declaration that the weedkiller is “probably carcinogenic.”
Illinois may become the next state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana after its Senate passed legislation that would remove criminal penalties for possession. Instead, offenders would receive a fine.
Reporters without borders (RWB) released their annual World Press Index which reports that the United States ranks 41 out of 180 in press freedom and independence. The World Press Index is an annual report based on an evaluation of media freedom that measures pluralism, media independence, the quality of the legal framework and the safety of journalists in each country. It is compiled by means of a questionnaire in 20 languages that is completed by an expert. This qualitative analysis is combined with quantitative data on abuses and acts of violence against journalists.
For believing, we ever lived in a “free” country. As long ago as the reign of His Rotundity – the second president of the United (at bayonet-point) States – people were being dragooned off the street and roughly thrown into cages for having annoyed the powers-that-be. Or who were deemed “dangerous” by the powers-that-be? This was more than 200 years before The Chimp came along with his squinty-eyed pronouncements about “the enemies of freedom” and being either “with us” or “against us.”
In the latest example of the unbridled hypocrisy and prevarication that is the stock-in-trade of all parties in the Canadian parliament, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his minister of foreign affairs, Stephane Dion, have been caught out lying shamelessly about Canada’s $15 billion arms deal with the brutal, US-backed Saudi monarchy.
In 1974, when Friedrich Hayek won the Nobel Prize in Economics, he used his acceptance speech to deliver a warning to the world. Do not again fall for “the pretense of knowledge,” he counseled.
Heading into its sixteenth year, with no endpoint in sight, America’s longest war is its least talked about.
Afghanistan has not come up in any Republican or Democratic debate, except perhaps as one of a list of countries where Islamic State must be destroyed (left out is the reality that no Islamic State existed in 2001 when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to defeat the Taliban, who, by the way, are still not defeated.)
The Saudi government [the beheading capital of the world] and its affiliates have spent millions of dollars on U.S. law, lobby and public relations firms to raise the country’s visibility in the United States and before the United Nations at a crucial time. And some of Washington’s premier law and lobby firms — including Podesta Group, BGR Government Affairs, DLA Piper and Pillsbury Winthrop — have been tasked with the job
The USS Donald Cook, equipped with the Aegis combat system, recently found the Russian air force unwelcoming as the US conducted military maneuvers just 50 miles from Russian soil. The Russian flyover was greeted in Washington with howls of “aggression!” But why was a US Naval vessel whose purpose is to target enemy missiles — nuclear and conventional — conducting exercises so close to Russia? Is that not also provocative? And what about the US Navy in the South China Sea? And near North Korea? And the Black Sea? Is the US at war with the world really the best idea for our security, or is Washington more interested in the financial security of the military-industrial complex?
Too much democratic debate would “constrain” the UK from deploying troops, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said, as Britain moots sending 1,000 soldiers to Libya to support the new unity government.
Whenever you hear blustering peers Lord (Neil) Kinnock and Lord (Chris) Patten scaremonger about Brexit, you should bear in mind their juicy Brussels pensions depend on them flying the flag for the European superstate.
For the fact is that these former European commissioners benefit from gold-plated and index-linked pensions that are paid on condition that they maintain a ‘duty of loyalty’ to the EU.
Under Brussels rules, they can be stripped of them if they are critical.
Israeli police arrested a diamond dealer on Wednesday suspected of taking part in a $65 million fraud at the country’s diamond exchange. Some of his family members may also be involved in the embezzlement.
The suspect was identified as a well-known Israeli dealer Hanan Abramovich and head of Hanan Abramovich Diamonds.
“The suspect is under arrest and we are currently questioning him on suspicion of embezzlement,” said a police spokeswoman as cited by Reuters.
The investigation was started after a number of dealers from the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) complained the Abramovich firm owed them “tens of millions of dollars” for gems it purchased but never paid for.
Last month, WhatsApp, the hugely popular messaging service that Facebook owns, made end-to-end encryption the default for its 1 billion users. On Tuesday, Viber said it will do the same for the 700 million people who use it.
Although Viber is smaller than WhatsApp, the repercussions of its decision to encrypt every text message, every photo, and everything else shared on its platform could be far greater. That’s because, unlike WhatsApp, Viber is not a US company. It will not be subject to US laws written by lawmakers desperate to regulate technology they do not understand. More than anything, Viber offers a powerful example of the futility of legislating encryption.
As streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify gain even greater traction, so does the centralization of online content that consumers no longer own. According to Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde this business model holds subscribers to ransom, with the threat of content being suddenly taken away now a constant threat.
Why break into Fort Knox when you can get a data treasure trove from hospital?
The radical Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron present what is certainly a candidate for being the ugliest face of Israel’s creeping annexation of the West Bank. And, the expansion of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has reached a point that renders the so-called Two State Solution an impossibility.
Lee Carroll Brooker, a 75-year-old disabled veteran, is sentenced to die in prison thanks to a mandatory sentence involving marijuana.
Brooker was growing about three dozen marijuana plants behind his son’s house in Alabama, reportedly for his own medical use. But when Alabama officials found out, they prosecuted Brooker, putting him in prison for life without the possibility of parole.
World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday as it released its annual rankings, warning of “a new era of propaganda”.
Prior to last week, Deutsche Bank made headlines for a string of huge losses and massive exposure to risky derivatives. The last time the firm’s shares traded at prices this low, the world was in the midst of 2008’s financial apocalypse.
Deutsche Bank didn’t need more bad news, but a group of investors who brought suit against the massive German bank for cheating them by rigging the London “fix” price for gold and silver certainly must be smiling. Last week, the bank offered to settle their class action suit for an undisclosed amount.
There is a new drama on the oil front: those who have it in excess can’t get it to those who want it—at least not quickly enough for everyone to be happy.
A recent Reuters story reveals that tankers carrying around 200 million barrels of crude are waiting to leave or dock at ports around the world, creating “the world’s biggest traffic jam.”
Those expecting a strong Spring start to housing (and you know who you are), were miles off their forecast.
Both starts and permits were down steep percentages, both below the bottom ranges of economists’ estimates.
The Bloomberg Econoday consensus estimate for housing starts was 1.167 million homes SAAR (seasonally adjusted annualized) in a range of 1.120 million to 1.195 million.
Starts came in at 1.089 million.
The first Russia-NATO Council meeting since June 2014 will take place in Brussels on April 20; experts regard the meeting as a genuine breakthrough and a signal of willingness toward building trust on the part of West and East.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists Tuesday that she hopes that the meeting would “become a venue for a truly honest, equal and fundamental discussion of vital security issues.”
No deal has been reached in Doha after twelve hours of marathon oil talks.
Russian Su-30 fighter jets have provided a safety corridor for an IL-76 cargo plane freighted by WFP to carry out the delivery of vital humanitarian cargo to the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, besieged by the Islamic State militants.
US authorities are continuing the gravy train for many Washington bureaucracies, increasing insecurity around the world, according to retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski . The more conflict the bigger the market place for arms, she adds.
The Russian military will respond with “all necessary measures” to incidents of “intimidation” such as the US naval destroyer that recently sailed close to Russia’s border.
“This is about attempts to exercise military pressure on Russia,” said Russia’s NATO Ambassador Alexander Grushko during the first meeting between the military alliance and Russia since relations went bad over the crisis in Ukraine two years ago.
“We will take all necessary measures, precautions, to compensate for these attempts to use military force,” he added.
You have to admit that the US government has a pretty dismal record when it comes to computer security. In just the last year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed that hackers had stolen the personal information of more than 20 million current and former federal government applicants and employees. The stolen data included more than six million fingerprints – considered the “gold standard” for proof of identity. If that wasn’t enough, the IRS acknowledged it also had suffered a massive data breach, with hackers stealing information of more than 300,000 taxpayers to claim more than $50 million in bogus refunds. And just a few months later, the IRS admitted that the system it used to identify taxpayers electronically had itself been hacked!
MAKE SURE YOU SHARE THIS ARTICLE! 🙂 The US Central Intelligence Agency has become increasingly focused on monitoring social media, according to a document obtained by The Intercept; the intelligence agency is pouring money in start-ups mining tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“The two parties have combined against us to nullify our power by a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ of non-recognition, no matter how we vote … May God write us down as asses if ever again we are found putting our trust in either the Republican or the Democratic Parties.” – W.E.B. DuBois
Shock: Denver Schools To Patrol Students With Military-Style Rifles: “Certainly Ratchets Up A Notch”
Are they being protected from potential violence, or indoctrinated in a police state society where even children are under sharp suspicion, and misbehavior is criminalized?
A suburban Denver school district is arming its security staff with military-style semiautomatic rifles in case of a school shooting or other violent attack, a move that appears unprecedented even as more schools arm employees in response to mass violence elsewhere.
The guards, who are not law enforcement officers, already carry handguns.
Because Sandy Hook…
The hard-earned tax dollars of the average US citizen finances the infrastructure and social services that benefit the very rich and their corporations while they shelter their incomes in tax havens.
In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” Since then, his observation has been echoed by people as disparate as Robert Heinlein and Leon Trotsky.
The key here is that, unlike all other commodities, food is the one essential that cannot be postponed. If there were a shortage of, say, shoes, we could make do for months or even years. A shortage of gasoline would be worse, but we could survive it, through mass transport or even walking, if necessary.
The DEA has received scientific and medical evaluations as well as a scheduling recommendation from [the Department of Health and Human Services] and that it hopes to release a determination on rescheduling in the first half of 2016.
Buchanan, New York is a town in the United States where tens of thousands of people have been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, and it sits just 35 miles from New York City. Also nearby is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, which is situated on the Hudson River and serves the electricity needs of approximately 2 million people, with two working reactors which have operated since the mid 1970s.
For years, the public has been told that nuclear power is a safe and clean alternative to other fuels, but the people of Indian Point and surrounding areas know those claims are untrue, and it appears they are now paying the price of all the failed promises of nuclear energy.
Thyroid Cancer rates, in and around this area, have seen a huge spike in the last 15 years. Some say as many as 20,000 thyroid cancer cases.
Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month.
Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including:
Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis is part of a group of people seeking to buy The Salt Lake Tribune in order to prevent the Mormon Church from taking control of the major independent newspaper.
Economic Collapse? Fed Issues an Ominous Warning to JPMorgan Chase and Leaders Flock to Secret Meetings
“The trigger that’s going to really send us into a higher gear is going to be the admission by the Fed that the economy is weak or the markets figure it out on their own. There’s not a lot of stimulus left, all they’ve got is potentially negative rates and a huge round of quantitative easing, and this thing is going to blow up in the Fed’s face.”
If we are successful we may be able to force Congress to properly manage the transition by cutting spending in all areas and auditing, then ending the Federal Reserve. We may also be able to ensure the current crisis ends not just the Fed but the entire welfare-warfare state.
As human beings, we all have certain natural rights. Of the rights we possess, we have a right to delegate them to the government. For example, we all have a natural right to defend ourselves against predators. Because we possess that right, we can delegate it to the government. By contrast, I do not have a right to take one person’s earnings to give to another. Because I have no such right, I cannot delegate it to the government. If I did take your earnings to provide medical services for another, it would rightfully be described and condemned as an act of theft. When government does the same, it’s still theft, albeit legalized theft.
Israel Actively “Cooperates” with the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. Military Aid Channelled into Syria out of the Golan Heights
Syria’s chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks Bashar Ja’afri accused Israel of “cooperating” with the Islamic State and Al Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaeda in the Golan Heights
According to Ja’afari (quoted by RT):
“This Israeli provocation confirms without any doubt the cooperation between Israel and terrorists of Daesh (Isis) and Nusra Front on the demarcation line between where the Golan is and UN troops are positioned.
“It is no coincidence at all that this Israeli escalation was accompanied by irresponsible statements by members of the so-called Saudi delegation at talks here in Geneva,” Ja’afari added, referring to the main opposition group.
The Saudi rulers – as corrupt, autocratic and reprehensible as they are – are little more than slavish middle-mangers of the American-Zionist Empire, a far cry from the domineering Caesarian overlords that the deceptive mainstream media and some Zionist apologists in the alternative media want to make them out to be. Middle-managers cannot organize the biggest conspiracy of the 21st century, hoodwinking the world’s foremost superpower and somehow managing to get away with it.
Saudi’s admission that it itself created Daesh, or ISIS. As for the twist: as the late Saudi foreign minister says, the Saudis only created ISIS in response to Obama’s disastrous policy in the region.
On the evening of April 18 noted, award-winning humanitarian Raed Saleh — head of Syria Civil Defence (also known as “The White Helmets”) — was denied entry to the United States. Saleh was scheduled to attend InterAction’s Forum — the largest annual gathering of humanitarian, development and sustainability professionals — to receive its 2016 Humanitarian Award.
Saleh was being recognized by InterAction — the largest U.S. alliance of nongovernmental international organizations — for his heroic work leading more than 2,800 intrepid search-and-rescue volunteers as head of Syria Civil Defence. These unarmed and neutral civilians have saved more than 40,000 lives in Syria.
Dept Won’t Identify Cop Who Showed up at Couple’s Home Without a Warrant and Lost It When They Refused a Search
Welcome to America, where you never know when the gestapo is going to knock on your door and attempt to search you for “crimes” that you didn’t commit, especially if you answer the door armed with a gun you legally own. In fact, it’s a lot like that old saying about if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Well, is living in America a crime until a cop shows up?
The refugee processing system is incarceration by another name, a replica of torment and brutality that many asylum seekers flee. A calculus is at play: braving the lethal seas in the hope of arriving in Australia, only to be rendered to foreign Pacific centres with the charming hotel credentials of Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo. The only difference lies in the fashion sense: an absence of colourful jumpsuits.
The offshore gulag that Australian policy makers insist on running has effectively enacted the greatest grotesquery of an imperial project, a modern anti-refugee manifestation of the White Man’s Burden. It has strong-armed weaker, poorer states into a policing enterprise. It has done so through buccaneering private security firms. It has corrupted local officials in the higher goal of Australian security while brutalising segments of the local population.
As reported in TIME magazine on line in March of 2014:
Canberra says it’s a matter of security and deterring people smugglers, but detainees pay a heavy price RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Watch Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones Explain Why People Should Stop Asking About Jon Snow Watch Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones Explain Why People… U.K. Will Be ‘Permanently Poorer’ If It Leaves E.U., Says Treasury Secretary U.K. Will Be ‘Permanently Poorer’ If It Leaves E.U., Says… Donald Trump Still Way Ahead in New York Primary Race Donald Trump Still Way Ahead in New York Primary Race You Won’t Believe What She Looks Like Now Promoted You Won’t Believe What She Looks Like Now Recommended by In 1992, Australia introduced a mandatory detention policy for non-citizens entering the country without a valid visa. It was intended to be a risk-management tool, enabling the health and security status of refugees and illegal immigrants to be checked while preventing such arrivals from simply vanishing into the general population. While that sounds reasonable on paper, the reality is that there are today around 10,000 men, women and children detained indefinitely, without hope of release unless they agree to return to the countries they risked their lives to flee in the first place. Just under half that number are being held in squalid detention centers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the South Pacific island of Nauru that are breeding grounds for rape, rioting, malaria and mental illness, and that bear the look and feel of concentration camps. “If a liberal democracy decides a group of people, depending on where they come from, can have their liberty placed in jeopardy without the ability to defend themselves, then the consequences are very dire – not only for that specific group but for everyone in that country that supposedly lives under the rule of law,” says David Mann, head of the legal team at Melbourne’s Refugee and Immigration Legal Center. “It casts a very dark shadow over Australia’s commitment to human rights and fundamental respect for human dignity.” The government’s view is that Australia’s security must come first. “Security assessments are an important part of ensuring the safety of Australians,” the Attorney-General’s office told TIME. The authorities also say that holding asylum-seekers in places like PNG deters people smuggling. “The Government’s offshore processing policy is designed to prevent people smugglers sending illegal boats to Australia, which over the last five years has resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 people at sea and more than 15,000 people in camps around the world being denied resettlement in Australia, as their places were taken by people who arrived illegally by boat,” a spokesperson for the Ministry for Immigration and Border Protection said. “These policies are proving to be highly effective, with 75 days having passed without a successful people smuggling venture to Australia.” Critics however point to the harsh and often dangerous conditions of the camps. Last month, at a detention center on PNG’s Manus Island, a 23-year-old Iranian national, Reza Barati, was found dead with a blunt force trauma to the head, and 76 others refugees were shot or otherwise wounded, after local security guards responded to a protest by the 1,100 predominantly Middle Eastern asylum seekers kept there. The bloodshed sparked hundreds of candlelight vigils across Australia, including a 4000-strong protest in front of Sydney’s Town Hall. Hunger strikes took place at a number of other detention centers, and widespread condemnations were made by respected figures such former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, who oversaw the successful integration of thousands of Vietnamese refugees fleeing war in the late 1970s. Numerous social media campaigns have also surfaced to vent disapproval, including the website sorryasylumseekers.com where Australians post selfies taken while bearing placards reading “Not in my name”.
Australia, you are better than this!!
While Ankara claims its ongoing military crackdown only targets terrorists, civilians often fall victim to the offensive – and not just in Turkey’s Kurdish-populated provinces, but also across the border in Syria where people suffer from cross-border shelling daily.
All is calm. All is still. Share prices are going up. Oil prices are rising. China has stabilised. The eurozone is over the worst. After a panicky start to 2016, investors have decided that things aren’t so bad after all.
Put your ear to the ground though, and it is possible to hear the blades whirring. Far away, preparations are being made for helicopter drops of money onto the global economy. With due honour to one of Humphrey Bogart’s many great lines from Casablanca: “Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but soon.”
Central banks, of course, swear blind that they are fully in control and that there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps not, but something doesn’t smell right. The fact that economists at Deutsche Bank published a helpful cut-out-and-keep guide to helicopter money last week is a straw in the wind.
In Tel Aviv’s Yitzhak Rabin Square on Tuesday evening, thousands of Israelis rallied in support of Elor Azarya, the soldier filmed executing a gravely wounded Palestinian last month.
Rally-goers shouted anti-Arab slogans and attacked persons perceived as being leftists or journalists.
Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a call for leniency for the soldier.
Reporter David Sheen, a contributor to The Electronic Intifada, was set upon by a mob and then ordered to leave the area by police after he was accused of association with B’Tselem.
Sheen told The Electronic Intifada he arrived at Rabin Square before the rally began but as several hundred people had already gathered. Some asked him to film them with their signs supporting Azarya.
At that point, Sheen said, a man began asking him why he was filming. Other members of the crowd quickly began joining in, shouting at Sheen, “Are you B’Tselem? Go to Gaza!”
Sadly and ironically, because many of these young people had relatives, now passed, who had to endure Hitler’s horrific treatment of Germany’s Jewish citizens, the last image in this collection of pictures says it all; THIS is the real Israel; THIS is the country your tax dollars support lavishly while US homeless Vets sleep in our streets; and THIS is the very real face of vicious Israeli apartheid against Palestinians.
Though the Pentagon has mostly issued blanket denials whenever they’re caught killing civilians in airstrikes against ISIS targets anyhow, officials say their eagerness to escalate the air war against ISIS targets has seen the implementation of new rules allow the US to kill larger numbers of civilians per attack.
The details are still scant, with the official rules likely to remain a secret, but officials say they have implemented a “sliding scale,” based on the region being targeted and the “opportunity.” In some cases, US airstrikes will be allowed to kill 10 civilians per strike.
This was seen previously in incidents where US forces attacked sites believed to contain physical cash. In both cases, the attacks took place in residential neighborhoods, and the Pentagon insisted they were “comfortable” with the number of civilians killed.
It appears that these “new rules” have been generated to create more furious hostility against the US and its allies, in order to perpetuate the wars in Syria and Iraq.
And how, in Heaven’s name, can the Pentagon be “comfortable” with any number of civilians killed?!?
These are people, who should have had the right to their live own lives, and fulfill their own destinies, which should NOT be brought to an end by a bomb; no person on this planet is THAT expendable!!
Silver Star winner Terry Halbardier, the hero who got off the SOS that saved the USS Liberty from Israeli destruction in 1967, died last week in California, prompting ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern to recall the murderous attack and the cowardly cover-up that followed.
Moscow wants groups sabotaging the Syrian cease-fire to be put on the UN terror list along with Islamic State, Russia’s Foreign Minister said, while the French FM agreed the truce was “fragile” and stressed Russia’s role in restoring Syrian “statehood.”
“There is much evidence that Jabhat al-Nusra is mimicking and trying to disguise itself under new names, uniting with small groups not included in terrorist lists, hence, trying to escape retribution,” Sergey Lavrov told reporters after meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Moscow.
Lavrov specifically referred to two militants groups, Ahrar Al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam, which are fighting government forces in Syria, saying that Moscow had wanted them to be put on the terrorist list from the start, but had agreed to hold off on its demand as a compromise measure.
Lavrov is absolutely correct in his assessment.
As reported at www.nytimes.com yesterday:
For 38 straight days, the streets of the northwestern Syrian town of Maarat al-Noaman had been the scene of protests against the government and the Islamic extremists of the Nusra Front. On Tuesday, they became a scene of carnage, as government warplanes attacked the town’s marketplace, killing dozens of people, according to residents and rescue workers. The attack confirmed the apparent unraveling of a fragile cease-fire agreement between Syrian government forces and some armed opposition groups. The attack in Maarat al-Noaman, and a similar one in the nearby town of Kafr Nabl, came several days after the start of a new insurgent offensive in a neighboring province, and a day after the main Syrian opposition group said it would no longer participate in diplomatic discussions in Geneva.
Who wants the cease-fire to fail?!?
Well, the US government, and its hired, trained, and funded mercs in Syria and beyond, the Turkish Government, and Israel.
I am hoping – and praying – that Putin will find a way to keep things calmed down, and that Syria is allowed to maintain its national integrity and identity without having to deal with the pain of a US decap strike with which to engineer regime change in Syria.
As happened in Libya, the results of such a move could be crippling and catastrophic for the Syrian people.
The crash in oil and gas prices was deliberately accelerated to undermine several nations around the world whose economies, and social welfare systems, have been overly dependent upon high prices.
If the oil market bubble can implode (as it already has) in such a way due to the striking of fundamentals, then stocks can also be destabilized as well. It will happen, and I believe 2016 is the year it will happen.
Oil was the most recent system to be undermined, and stocks will likely follow before the year is out. The fall in oil and the circus at Doha signals a change in strategy by the globalists. It signals a shift towards the controlled demolition of our economy and the centralization of fiscal power into a single global administrative entity. Order out of chaos.
“Anti-Semitism” may be the most abused term in Canada today. Almost entirely divorced from its dictionary definition – “discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews” – it is now primarily invoked to uphold Jewish/white privilege.
In a recent Canadian Jewish News interview long time l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) professor Julien Bauer slurs Arabs and Muslims as he bemoans “anti-Semitism”. “In the corridors of UQAM, there are occasionally pro-Hamas demonstrations and anti-Semitic posters, but this is relatively rare,” Bauer wrote in French. “At Concordia University, it’s an anti-Semitic festival every day of the year! This is normal because there are many more Arab and Muslim students at Concordia than UQAM.”
The Jewish community’s leading media outlet, which recently called Jews the “Chosen People”, failed to question Bauer’s racism and Islamophobia. Instead, they put his picture on the front of the Québec edition.
Libya is one place the “Islamic State’s” sponsors believe Russia can’t get them… In 2011, a NATO coalition led by the United States used its own engineered regional campaign of political destabilization, the “Arab Spring,” as a pretext to militarily intervene in first Libya directly, and in a more indirect way, Syria. US and European forces also “quietly” intervened in several other nations, including Mali and the Ivory Coast amid this regional conflagration.
Even in 2011, it was clear to geopolitical analysts that military intervention in Libya was an attempt to divide and destroy the country, giving the US and its collaborators a base of operations to further disrupt and reorder the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Almost immediately after US-led strikes on Libya coordinated with terrorist factions on the ground successfully overthrew the Libyan government, weapons and fighters were sent to Syria via NATO-member Turkey.
Germany has asked Belgium to take two of its nuclear reactors offline, citing safety concerns. The environment minister said doing so would show that Brussels “takes the concerns of its German neighbors seriously.”
Barbara Hendricks urged Belgium on Wednesday to take its Tihange 2 and Doel 3 reactors offline “until open safety questions are cleared up.” German officials have expressed concerns over the safety of the reactor pressure vessels.
False flag attacks don’t just involve physical deaths and wars …
They also involve faked economic events and financial casualties.
For example, two officials of the International Monetary Fund said last month that they needed the threat of an imminent financial catastrophe to force other players into accepting its measures such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions, and – as the Greek government put it (via Bloomberg) – the IMF was “considering a plan to cause a credit event in Greece and destabilize Europe.”
High-level officials also admitted to intentionally destroying their own nations’ economies in order to “justify” structural economic reforms.
For example, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Japanese central bank officials admitted that they kept Japan’s economy in a deflationary crisis to promote “structural reform” which would allow the Japanese economy to be looted by foreign interests. Japanese central bank officials admitted the same thing.
Gregory Mannarino-We Are Living In an Environment Where Nothing Is Real, Biggest Financial Bubble in History Will Engulf World
Aftershock. The data bouys are showing ocean surface displacement near the epicenter but no tsunami warning has been issued.
Popocatépetl is the most active volcano in the country, with documented eruptions dating back to the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. It has been active since 1991, after being dormant for approximately half a century. Since 1993, smoke has constantly billowed from the crater.
The most recent eruption was April 3, just 15 days ago.
The Council of the Arab League will hold on Thursday an extraordinary meeting at the level of permanent envoys to discuss Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu remarks about the Golan Heights, local media reported Tuesday, citing Kuwait’s permanent representative at the organization.
On Sunday, Netanyahu held Israel’s first Cabinet meeting on the Golan Heights, declaring the territory would remain permanently under the country’s control.
The ongoing radioactive leak problems at the Hanford Site, a nuclear storage tank in Washington State, are nothing new.
We first wrote about the ongoing radioative leakage at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, created as part of the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb, in 2013.
“USSS simply cannot hire enough personnel to keep pace with historic attrition rates,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland said Tuesday in a letter to Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy.
Walmart founder Sam Walton said: “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”
Never were those words felt more acutely for those on the Walmart payroll than right now. Reason being: Over the last year, the eponymous Walmart “customer” has, indeed, taken his business elsewhere, fueling a series of epic setbacks for the retail giant:
The Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski recently called Russia ‘an existential threat’ to Poland and the EU. In his view, Russia is even more dangerous than so-called Islamic State, since the threats posed by the Middle Eastern terrorists are not “existential.”
Waszczykowski’s comment was made at a security conference in the Slovak capital Bratislava, and it predictably made waves in Russia.
Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Duma’s Committee on Foreign Relations, called Waszczykowski “an existential threat to common sense,” dismissing the fears of the Polish politician as nonsense.
Amid the ongoing scandal that erupted after Turkish authorities shut down Sputnik’s Turkish bureau last week and arrested its editor-in-chief, political officials and journalists from around the world began condemning the actions of the Turkish government.
The website of Sputnik’s Turkish bureau was blocked last Thursday by the Turkish telecommunications regulator as part of unclear “administrative measures” following a court ruling. The bureau’s editor-in-chief, Tural Kerimov, was prevented from leaving an airport in Istanbul on Wednesday and stripped of his accreditation.
Co-leader of Turkey’s left-wing pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, Selahattin Demirtas, harshly criticized the government and told Sputnik that free speech is going through one of the hardest times in Turkey’s history.
About 2,000 Israelis rallied in central Tel Aviv on Tuesday night in support of soldier Elor Azaria, who shot dead a neutralized terrorist in Hebron.
Sergeant Azaria, 20, from Ramla, was charged on Monday with manslaughter for killing Abed al Fatah a-Sharif, who was lying on the ground seriously wounded after he and another Palestinian attacked IDF soldiers.
The protesters waved support signs and flags, some wrapping the Israeli flag around themselves. Many called for Azaria’s release, while some made racist jeers.
Among the slogans chanted by rally attendees were “Elor the Hero,” “Terrorists shouldn’t be neutralized – they should be killed,” and “Kill or be killed.”
Fidel Castro bade farewell to Cuba’s Communist Party on Tuesday, telling party members that he would soon die and urging them to fulfill his communist vision.
After recently coming into the global spotlight while bombing terrorists in Syria, Russia’s cutting-edge Sukhoi Su-34 jet has been deployed for a more peaceful mission at home: bombing a river ice-jam threatening the country’s north with massive flooding.
Kudos to the “Democracy Spring” campaign, and the protesters who have been rallying against the influence of money in politics, and congressional inaction to reverse it. “More than 400 individuals have been arrested for unlawful demonstration activity, and are being processed using mass arrest procedures,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement. “Those taken into custody will be charged with “crowding, obstructing and incommoding.”
NSW Police have abused their power and in effect directed Facebook to take down a support page for police, former police and their families who are dealing with mental health problems such as stress, depression and to help with suicide prevention. Posts on the page were broad and allowed people with mental health issues to reach out for support while other posts gave families and friends the opportunity to pay tribute to deceased officers.
It seems the only reason that the Facebook page (The Forgotten 300) was taken down is that a few posts criticized some serving officers and other posts were critical of the lack of support within the police force for officers and former officers suffering mental health issues.
The police have admitted that they had Facebook take down the page (18th March 2016) yet there was no allegation that any crime had been committed or anyone had been defamed. There was no legal basis given to have the page taken down so one has to assume there is none.
Lopez-Cantera, a candidate for the U.S. Senate this fall, brought up his bar mitzvah with the Miami Herald during a brief interview Monday after an event at the Jewish Community Center in Davie, where Gov. Rick Scott held a ceremonial bill signing to create a Holocaust Memorial in Tallahassee.
Note: Another holocau$t Memorial! This is getting better than a pass to all the parks at Disney World!
Patient complaints about Dr. David Gorski are just the beginning… why Karmanos Cancer Institute patients must save their own lives from mentally deranged doctors
If you ask people to comment on cancer surgeon Dr. David Gorski (“ORAC”), a lot of words and phrases get repeated with striking frequency. “Sociopath” “Hate monger” “Pathological liar” and even “A danger to society.”
It’s little surprise that Dr. Gorski’s own patients also warn about his hateful demeanor and bizarre neglect of patient care. In a patient review titled “Egomaniac,” one patient says Dr. David Gorski is a “Garbage doctor with his nose up in the air and a head too big to fit through the door.”
Another patient, Barbara L., posted, “I felt like I was in the way. As if this doctor didn’t want to see me as a patient. As if my health problems aren’t difficult enough without an uninvolved, not helpful doctor. Ugh. I am going to see someone else next time.”
FTC attack on Dr. Mercola nothing but an attempt to intimidate natural health proponents… Mainstream press parroting all Big Pharma’s talking points
The federal government has put another notch in its regulatory belt as it forced a renowned physician who dared to push alternatives to traditional medicine to end a portion of his healthcare business and pay millions in fines to customers. And, of course, the mainstream media is parroting all of the government’s (and Big Pharma’s) talking points right on cue.
French tax authorities have sent to McDonalds’u bill for EUR 300 million of unpaid taxes, which, they believe, the restaurant chain pulled to a branch in Luxembourg, published business magazine L’Expansion.
As the newspaper writes, reports Reuters, the tax authorities have accused the US fast food chain that it has used a subsidiary in Luxembourg – McD Europe Franchising – to redirect profits to countries with lower taxes in a way that is has excessively charged the French part of the business for the use of the brand and other services.
McDonalds France declined to comment on the latest developments in the ongoing investigation by tax authorities in France, of which first became known in 2014.
And all of a sudden, that $15 an hour wage doesn’t seem like such a big issue!
Has America become the land of special interest and home of the double standard?
Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it’s a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we’re racist and if a black person dislikes whites, its their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don’t burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama’s policies you’re a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.
Gardening is more effective exercise than going to the gym: burns more calories… more rewarding and enjoyable
The problem was found after Nissan pointed out inconsistencies in data, the company said. Mitsubishi conducted an internal probe and found that tire pressure data was falsified to make mileage appear better than it actually was.
“The wrongdoing was intentional. It is clear the falsification was done to make the mileage look better. But why they would resort to fraud to do this is still unclear,” company president Tetsuro Aikawa told reporters.
Benjamin Netanyahi declared in a cabinet meeting on Sunday that the Golan Heights “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty,” Haaretz reports.
“We stole it fair and square and now that we know it has all that oil, we are going to keep it, and anyone who opposes that decision is a dirty filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come Back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!” — Nodding Yahoo
The US Supreme Court has ruled that Iran must pay nearly US$2 billion in compensation to relatives of the 241 Marines who died in a 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut, as well as victims of other attacks that courts have linked to Tehran.
This is a dangerous precedent. There is no evidence that Iran had anything to do with Beirut. In fact it has all the hallmarks of a false-flag (including Israel foreknowledge). But the US courts are simply declaring nations guilty of crimes and then confiscating their wealth inside the US. This is being done not only for financial gain but propaganda value, convincing the American people that Iran deserves to be invaded.
Now they are starting the same process with Saudi Arabia, claiming some 28 pages of dubious authenticity prove Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11, with Congress preparing to pass a bill to allow seizure of Saudi Assets, again for cash to prop up the failing US economy, and for propaganda value leading towards a new invasion.
But this could backfire in a huge way as other nations may decide that investing in the US has become a high-risk venture when the US government can simply hurl an unfounded accusation and seize assets. Those other nations might decide it is time to dump their US investments and get their cash out while they still can, all at once.
The secrecy is replete all throughout the system, i.e. government, business, school system, media and the medical system. Secrecy is said to be a necessary tool in the conduct of business in order to protect the viability of a company.
The problem is: that same scheme which allows the companies to advance and compete actively within a given industry is also harming the end-users of their products by allowing the introduction of dangerous substance that most of the time are life threatening.
Here’s the Evidence: These State Dept Transcripts Prove Hillary knew Benghazi was an Islamic Jihad Attack
“There are two scandals here. The first is Hillary Clinton was telling different stories to different foreign leaders about the Benghazi attack – including an admission that it was a terrorist attack. The second is the State Department’s cover-up of these documents. The State Department is forcing Judicial Watch to play ‘whack-a-mole’ with Clinton and Benghazi documents. It is no wonder that two frustrated federal court judges granted Judicial Watch discovery into the Clinton FOIA issues.”
Indeed, then let’s lump in the fact that the video is important, that the video producer was a Muslim and that he was tied to the Obama Justice Department. It’s as if the entire thing was orchestrated with full knowledge of the Obama administration and the video in question was merely a scapegoat to attempt to coverup a jihad attack on Americans in Benghazi for the sake of weapons transfers and possible kidnapping.
Eric Hunsader, founder of Nanex, has been at the vanguard of warning about the dangers and the rampant fraud that the rise of high-frequency trading (HFT) algorithims have let loose in today’s financial markets.
While he usually feels like a lone voice in a world happy to deceive itself, he was shocked to receive a $750,000 whistleblower award from the SEC for his efforts. He’s been sadly less shocked to see that since the award was publicly announced, the abuses he reported have only become more extreme and frequent.
To see how Wall Street has changed over the past decade, look to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. under Lloyd C. Blankfein.
The company, once the most profitable securities firm, reported the lowest first-quarter revenue of Blankfein’s tenure as chief executive officer, which began June 2006. Return-on-equity, a closely watched measure of profitability, fell to 6.4 percent, well below where it needs to be to show investors the firm can create value.
Scrapping the Schengen agreement and reintroducing EU border checks would be cheaper than allowing uncontrolled mass migration to continue, German finance report claims
A report by Germany’s Ifo institute says the move could reduce the EU’s costs by up to nearly 0.5 per cent a year – around €65billion.
This would be ‘just a small part’ of the resources needed to cope with ‘uncontrolled’ mass migration, according to the think tank’s head, Gabriel Felbermayr.
We DO meddle too much, says EU boss: Juncker finally tells the truth on bloated Brussels and admits many laws should have been left to national governments
The European Union has lost its attractiveness because it meddles too much in people’s lives, the most senior bureaucrat in Brussels admitted today.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU had passed too many laws that should have been left for national governments to decide.
In the famous 1988 Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman book, Manufacturing Consent, the authors explore how media distort the news and employ propaganda, in order to bring about consent/consensus in the population.
This is nothing less than the creation of reality.
I want to extend that concept here, particularly as it applies to science.
From so many directions, official science is shaping our future—that’s why it’s vital to understand the manipulations involved.
Canada has suggested it may join the US missile defense shield after the issue has been dormant for the past decade. The government wants to gauge public opinion about the idea, while adding that that there is a growing ballistic missile threat facing North America.
The pair of killer quakes that pummeled the Kumamoto region in mid-April occurred along the Japan’s longest fault line, called the Main Tectonic Line (MTL, chuo kozo sen), a horizontal-moving “strike-slip” similar to California’s San Andreas Fault.
It, therefore, seems odd that one of Japan’s leading geophysicists would say to the news media: “I don’t quite understand what is happening with the recent earthquakes, because it’s an unfamiliar phenomenon.” His speechlessness was in regard to the flurry of smaller seismic events breaking out along a northward axis into adjoining Oita Prefecture.
The total number of powerful and minor earthquakes on the Japanese island of Kyushu has exceeded 600 since Thursday’s devastating quake, local media reported.
Georgia has arrested six people on charges of trying to sell $200 million worth of radioactive substance uranium-238, the country’s security service says.
“Officers of Georgia’s State Security Service detained three citizens of Armenia and three citizens of Georgia… for planning to sell the nuclear material,” said security service investigator Savle Motiashvili in a news briefing on Monday.
The prefabricated transportation containers full of uranium were found in one of the detainee’s apartment, he further said without disclosing the precise amount of the radioactive material.
Uranium 238 is the most common isotope of uranium, and not fissile, i.e. it is not the uranium used to make nuclear weapons. It can be used to make reactor fuel rods. Current spot price is $20 per pound, so they would need 10 million pounds of it to reach a value of $200 million … which makes the entire story suspect.
In recent months a lot of attention has been given to gold. After a decade long rally that saw its price rise above $1,800 per ounce, gold has disappointing investors after floundering for the past 3 years. But now the precious metal is rallying again. The price of gold has increased by 17% this year, making the 1st quarter of 2016 the most impressive in 30 years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories as “counterproductive” to the so-called two-state solution.
“Gee, ya THINK?” — Nodding Yahoo
A survey, conducted by Swedish polling company TNS Sifo and commissioned by public broadcaster SVT, asked 1,142 people what they thought of Sweden being a member state of the European Union.
It found that just 39 per cent of Swedes aged 18 to 79 believe that being in the EU is a positive thing, compared with 59 per cent last autumn.
If you’ve never heard of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), you’re not alone.
Few people have, and even fewer fully grasp the terrible things it foreshadows.
FATCA is a U.S. law that forces every financial institution in the world to give the IRS information about its American clients. Complying with it is a huge financial and administrative burden, measured in hundreds of billions of dollars. It’s a paper shuffler’s dream come true.
FATCA is the reason the vast majority of banks, brokerages, and other financial institutions outside of the U.S. shun American clients.
This is from the same Congress that created legal tax shelters for themselves and their money-junkie friends!
A new strain of ransomware is adding psychological tactics to its code to try and extort money faster, borrowing from cult horror film franchise Saw.
The Windows malware, dubbed BitcoinBlackmailer.exe or JIGSAW, follows the usual practice of encrypting the victim’s files, and adding a .FUN extension for giggles. A popup screen bearing the face of Saw character Billy the Puppet then starts to make demands.
The screen displays a countdown timer and the victim is asked for $20 in Bitcoin to unencrypt the files. But as the hours tick by, the malware will begin to delete files – first only a few, but the number will rise, as will the ransom needed to unencrypt them.
After 72 hours, all of the files on the target computer will be deleted, and the ransom will have risen to $150-worth of Bitcoins.
Not only his family, but Trump’s Jewish business buddies—big players in New York City finance and real estate—stood with him in the front row.
Carl Icahn, Howard Lorber, Ben LeBow, and Steve Roth were cited by name as Trump pointed them out with heaping praises to his supporters at the Trump Tower gathering.
“That’s my boy!” proclaimed Trump of Steve Roth, a high-rolling real estate mogul known for his “philanthropy” to, (why, of course), Jewish institutions such as the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Roth Center For Jewish Life at Dartmouth College, and the NYU Medical School.
Here’s a guessing game with scary implications: how much of America does Saudi Arabia own?
By virtue of its vast oil riches, the Saudi kingdom is widely believed to be one of the biggest owners of U.S. debt.
But there’s a lot of mystery over exactly how much. The Saudi central bank is sitting on an incredible $584 billion of foreign currency reserves, but doesn’t disclose how much of that is parked in U.S. Treasuries.
The U.S. Treasury Department does not really divulge that information either, even though it breaks out the amount of U.S. federal debt held by most countries such as Japan, China or Russia. Since the 1970s, Saudi Arabia’s holdings of Treasuries are lumped together with that of other oil exporting nations like Venezuela and Iraq. Collectively, these nations hold $281 billion of Treasuries.
That Saudi Arabia would invest their oil profits in the US was part of the Petrodollar deal. Now it is being presented as a bad thing!
Together with the recent propaganda to drop the blame for 9-11 on Saudi Arabia, I wonder if someone isn’t planning to simply seize all of the Saudi assets in the US all at once, as a desperate gasp to delay the coming collapse.
The Walabot is a radar unit that attaches to smartphones and can be used to scan the world around you.
While radar-imaging technology typically costs at least thousands of dollars, the cheapest Walabot will cost $149, thanks to Vayyar Imaging shrinking the necessary technology down to a phone-sized system on a chip.
As proof of what the Walabot can do, the Pro version of the device will come with an Android app that can peer through walls — allowing the user to find pipes and wires, for instance.
And before you ask; no, it cannot see the hot blond next door!
Forgetfulness. Falls. Adding a new prescription or over-the-counter drug to address problems that are side effects of a previous drug. These are increasingly common problems, says a new book from Hazelden, because people are taking more drugs than ever before and not always aware of their side effects and interactions. This “polypharmacy” can produce everything from falls and accidents to behavior that is quickly termed dementia in the elderly, even when it is clearly from drug effects.
The problem is compounded by doctors not always aware of what other doctors are prescribing a patient and the addictive nature of many popular drugs today.
Two-celled mouse embryos fully developed in space
A research team from China concluded that mammalian embryos are able to grow in space after it was feared that it would not be possible.
Webmaster addition: Who thought it was impossible? Embryos effectively grow in weightlessness on Earth, floating as they do in the amniotic sack. Some life, such as birds, would even do better in the weightlessness of space as they would not have to worry about the embryo floating up and getting crushed against the egg shell (the reason chickens are always turning their eggs).
In 1974, when Friedrich Hayek won the Nobel Prize in Economics, he used his acceptance speech to deliver a warning to the world. Do not again fall for “the pretense of knowledge,” he counseled.
Parent’s worst nightmare: Wave of babies born in Japan with extra arms and legs due to Fukushima radiation… Stillbirth numbers on the rise
Five years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, local residents are reporting a marked increase in serious birth defects, but due to an ongoing coverup by Japanese authorities, and a severe lack of scientific studies being performed, very little information on the subject is reaching the public.
A February, 2016 broadcast on LaborNet TV featured interviews with evacuees from the affected areas near the Daiichi nuclear plant, who provided firsthand accounts of babies being born with extra limbs caused by a structural birth defect called polymelia.
ormer NYPD officer Peter Liang will not face jail time for fatally shooting an unarmed man, a judge ruled on Tuesday.
Judge Danny Chun reduced Liang’s manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide, sentencing him to five years of probation and 800 hours of community service.
The number of Apple accounts subject to law-enforcement requests nearly doubled in the second half of 2015, compared with the first six months of the year
The more sensitive requests Apple receives are for access to account details about specific Apple IDs, email addresses, telephone numbers, credit-card numbers, and other personal identifiers.
Over a six-month period, the US government issued Apple with 1,015 law-enforcement requests for data on 5,192 accounts.
Apple discloses the figures in its latest report outlining the total number of information requests from governments. The report covers requests by governments around the world between July 1 and December 31, 2015.
The number of accounts affected is nearly double the figure for the first half of 2015, when Apple received 971 requests for 2,727 accounts.
As the 2016 US presidential election approaches, the whole country has once again been transformed into a football stadium, with waves of media frenzy and people cheering for their favorite quarterback. The electoral arena in the US is infested with big money by lobbyists like Big Pharma, Monsanto and the Weapons Industry, to name a few.
CONGRESSIONAL VIDEO — Lloyd Blankfein Describes In Intimate Detail: ‘Here’s Exactly How We Killed AIG’
Just watch a couple minutes of this to get a sense of Blankfein’s arrogance. I had actually never seen this testimony before today. Blankfein is shockingly candid with the panel.
Most people don’t wish for forced medication, doled out through their vegetable and fruit intake. Did you know that much of our so-called conventional crops are fertilized with sewage or irrigated with reclaimed waste water? And did you know that it’s possible that you’re eating detectable levels of mood-stabilizing drugs through your produce?
A billboard in Detroit stating ‘America First Not Israel’ is causing controversy and accusations of anti-Semitism. The advertisement was paid for by the Deir Yassin Remembered group, which aims to make American’s more aware of the plight of Palestinians.
Saturn’s moon has grown a TENTACLE! Nasa image shows Enceladus has huge groove in its ice caused by tectonic activity
latest image from Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft shows a sinuous feature that snakes northward from Enceladus’ south pole like a giant tentacle.
The dramatic feature is created by tectonic stresses in the icy shell of Enceladus.
‘It’s gobbledygook!’ George Osborne ridiculed over his algebra-laden pro-EU dossier that makes ‘no sense at all’
The Chancellor published a 200-page dossier yesterday setting out the economic costs of leaving the Brussels club.
But it was filled with algebra formulas that Brexit campaigners said made ‘no sense at all’ and branded ‘George’s equivalent of Dave’s dodgy dossier’.
Opponents said the ‘complicated’ mathematics was a cynical attempt to confuse and scare voters into voting to remain in the EU and was ‘propaganda at its worst’.
US President Barack Obama is renowned for his extensive use of military drones in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere – but the unmanned planes will be banned in London and Windsor airspace during his official visit on Thursday.
How brushing your teeth can ward off CANCER: Bacteria found in the mouth ‘linked to deadly strains of the disease’
Since childhood we are told to brush our teeth twice a day, or risk painful cavities and rotting teeth.
But new research suggests that properly cleaning our teeth may also help ward off a particularly vicious form of cancer.
Scientists have discovered that pancreatic cancer – one of the most deadly – is linked to two types of bacteria that also cause gum disease.
A team in the US found that people who had these two bugs in their mouths were up to twice as likely to develop pancreatic cancer over the next decade.
Thousands of gallons of radioactive waste are estimated to have leaked at a Manhattan Project-era nuclear storage tank in Washington State over the weekend, triggering an alarm and causing one former worker to label it as “catastrophic.”
The crew of the USS Liberty is the most decorated crew since World War II. It is among the most decorated crews for a single engagement in the entire history of the United States Navy. Yet, the attack has never received a full investigation, as required by law.