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“The first lie of banking, religion, and government is that one cannot live without them.” — Michael Rivero
The Department for Work and Pensions has admitted defeat in its attempt to hide the number of people who have died while claiming incapacity benefits since November 2011 – and has announced that the number who died between January that year and February 2014 is a shocking 91,740.
“A medical examination of Donetsk prisoners revealed that all captives were tortured, one of them had a heart attack,” Viktor Anosov said.
On Wednesday evening Kiev handed 12 prisoners to Donetsk under the prisoner swap program envisaged by the Minsk agreements. The Donetsk People’s Republic has handed 11 captives to the Ukrainian side on Thursday morning.
One of the 12 soldiers refused to return to Ukraine.
Prisoner exchanges in the ‘all for all’ format are one of the key provisions of the Minsk agreements signed in the Belarusian capital on February 12 after marathon talks between the leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine.
Last fall, we wrote about how the FBI had set up a fake AP news story in order to implant malware during an investigation. This came out deep in a document that had been released via a FOIA request by EFF, and first noticed by Chris Soghoianof the ACLU. The documents showed the FBI discussing how to install some malware, called a CIPAV (for Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier) by creating a fake news story
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has delivered its 37th humanitarian aid convoy to Donbas, the ministry’s press service told TASS on Thursday.
More than 100 trucks have delivered over 1,100 tons of humanitarian aid, including 500 tons of foodstuffs and 700 tons of textbooks and furniture for local schools.
Donbas Volunteer Union set up in Russia http://tass.ru/en/russia/816955
Any Russian national who took part in the Donbas events may join the union.
The number of Donbas volunteers varies between 30,000 and 50,000. “Russian volunteers should be socially protected and united, that is why we are establishing this organization.”
The Russian government has never denied presence of its nationals in Donbas stressing that these people were volunteers, not mercenaries. According to a poll conducted by the state-run Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), most Russians (65%) approve volunteers in eastern Ukraine.
You haven’t seen anything yet compared to when the rest of the world does what it is now saying it is going to do. They are going to stop using the Federal Reserve Note as the international reserve currency.
Russian Prosecutor-General: Interaction of SCO members does not match level of drug threat http://tass.ru/en/russia/816839
Kazakhstan invites SCO countries to create new drugs data bank http://tass.ru/en/world/816838
“We are ready to use the ruble and the Egyptian pound in mutual settlements in this sphere [tourism] to avoid problems that now emerge with the dollar exchange rate,” the Egyptian leader said.
“We are making huge efforts on expanding the tourism infrastructure that the Russian tourists could use and we try to diversify services offered for tourists,” he stressed.
Egyptian leader offers Russian investors “best terms” in Suez Canal area http://tass.ru/en/economy/816945
“We are allocating an industrial zone for Russia in this region,” the Egyptian president said. “We are inviting Russian companies to participate and work in this region. This zone has been offered for investors.”
“We are inviting Russian investors and telling them that we offer the best terms so that they could work there and provide Egyptians with workplaces at the same time,” el-Sisi added.
Diplomat: Situation with US visa for Russian parliament speaker won’t pass without trace http://tass.ru/en/russia/816996
“Visas were issued to some persons on US blacklists – where’s the principled approach here? But in a few weeks, the visas were withdrawn. Where’s the systemic approach here? All this looks like some anti-Russian fuss. I see nothing principled or systematic here.”
“Such actions don’t pass without a trace. It places a certain negative trace both on the history of bilateral relations and in general in the history of diplomacy”.
“The sanctions against legislators look like a savage act smacking of the Middle Ages. They are persecution of parliamentarianism for political views and distortion of the very essence of parliamentarianism. In the meantime, it is legislators’ mission to build bridges between countries and peoples at all times,” Matviyenko told the media on Thursday.http://tass.ru/en/world/816964
A bullet fragment depicted in an autopsy X-ray used to implicate Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy recently has been found to be a faked artifact superimposed on the X-ray sometime after JFK’s autopsy.
Such tampering with official evidence could not have been accomplished without the knowledge of high-level federal officials and adds considerable weight to the claims of government cover-up in that tragic event.
The X-ray fabrication was the topic of a 2015 paper by Dr. David Dr. Mantik published in issue three of Medical Research Archives, an international scientific peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in all disciplines of medicine, with a focus on new research.
“The SMM revisited four Ukrainian Armed Forces heavy weapons holding areas, whose locations comply with the respective withdrawal lines. The SMM was denied access to one of these areas. At one holding area it observed that seven self-propelled howitzers (2S3 Akatsia, 152mm) were missing; at a second area six towed anti-tank guns (MT-12 Rapira, 100mm) and at the third five self-propelled howitzers (2S3 Akatsia, 152mm) were missing,” the OSCE SMM said in its daily report.
The SMM revisited two DPR heavy weapons holding areas, whose locations comply with the respective withdrawal lines, and verified that all weapons previously recorded were present, the OSCE report said.
Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Russia will insist on full repayment of the debt.
An investigation by the Washington Monthly and the British Medical Journal determined that at least four members of an FDA advisory board which voted to approve a drug used in the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin had either done work for the drugs’ manufacturer or received research funds from the manufacturer. Though the four committee members disclosed their ties to the FDA, the FDA decided that the ties did not matter and did not make the disclosures public. Tragically, the drugs the committee endorsed have been killing the women who take them.
Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched and the attorney general’s office urged him to step down “to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.”
Two U.N. experts are appealing to Guatemala’s judicial authorities to “prevent any further attempt at interference, obstruction of justice or manipulation of the law” in the genocide trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt and a former intelligence chief.
German Justice Minister criticizes Facebook’s double standards: German users are struggling to understand why Facebook is quick to ban nudity, but often fails to ban posts that constitute the criminal offense of incitement to hatred
In the wake of the very publicized data hack of the website Ashley Madison, many cheating spouses are finding themselves in hot water at home. However, the data dump didn’t just out a cavalcade of private affairs, it revealed infidelity on the part of many celebrities as well.
For those that are unfamiliar with Ashley Madison, it is a website dedicated to facilitating affairs between consenting adults. It’s slogan is “Life is short, have an affair,” and allows a safe place for users to discretely search for a partner to help him or her cheat on their husband or wife.
These people are all morons!
John Rosenthal is the founder and chairman of Stop Handgun Violence, a Boston-based 501c3 non-profit organization that, “Works to reduce and prevent injuries and deaths caused by firearms in the United States. The group advocates personal responsibility, public awareness, stronger legislation, increased gun manufacturer responsibility, and strict law enforcement.”
More people are killed by medical mistakes than by guns, but you don’t see anyone in government calling for a ban on dangerous medications, do you?
Kuwait has summoned an Iranian envoy to protest Tehran’s apparent offer of investment opportunities in the disputed Dorra gas field, state media reported Wednesday.
Russian President says his country will build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, announces greater economic cooperation with Cairo.
Despite the US attempt to enforce puppet rule, Egypt slips into the Russian sphere of influence.
In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault. For example, the current decline in the US stock market is not because years of excessive liquidity supplied by the Federal Reserve have created a bubble so overblown that a mere six stocks, some of which have no earnings commiserate with their price, accounted for more than all of the gain in market capitalization in the S&P 500 prior to the current disruption.
Emails show Stevens was eliminated and every soldier who tried to save him has since been killed in action, demoted or imprisoned along with a General and Admiral to cover up Obama hits on leaders of sovereign nations using Al Qaeda and let Jihadists take control of the Middle East.
We Palestinians don’t expect miracles from the Arabs. We don’t expect them to liberate Palestine from the River to the Sea. We don’t even expect them to liberate al-Quds Ash-sharif and al-Masjidul Aqsa from the clutches of Zionism.
However, there are certain tasks the Arabs could easily do to enable our people to survive and be steadfast as we have done since the Nakba 67 years ago.
Rich Arab states, such as the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia, can and should allow more Palestinians to seek employment opportunities in their respective countries. The Palestinians are skilled, educated and can be trusted to perform their duties without endangering the internal security of these states.
The Turkish government on Tuesday denied allegations it tipped off an al Qaeda-linked group that went on to capture Syrian rebels trained by the United States to battle the Islamic State.
The British Labour Party no longer represents the working class. Under UK prime minister Tony Blair, the Labour Party became a vassal of the One Percent. The result has been a rebellion in the ranks and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, a principled Labourite intent on representing the people, a no-no in Western “democracies.”
Corbyn is too real for the Labour Party Blairites, who hope to be rewarded with similar nest eggs as Blair for representing the capitalist One Percent. So what is the corrupted Labour Party doing to prevent Corbyn’s election?
Notably, that means China has sold as much in Treasurys in the past 2 weeks – over $100 billion – as it has sold in the entire first half of the year. Today, we got what looks like confirmation late in the session when Bloomberg, citing fixed income desks, reported “substantial selling pressure in long end Treasuries coming from Far East.”
The first video shows a paid campaign staffer telling a volunteer that they only want to register voters who will vote for Hillary, a Democrat, when the law requires voters be able to register regardless of their political affiliation or support for a certain candidate.
It’s entertaining to watch and to read reports in the corporate media about the current stock market decline, which over the course of the last six business days erased $2.1 trillion in the market value of stocks of publicly-traded US corporations (and in a lot of ordinary Americans’ retirement savings).
On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever. That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 – right in the middle of the last financial crisis. This is a perfect example of what I wrote about yesterday. Every time the market crashes, there are huge up days, huge down days and giant waves of market momentum. Even though the Dow was up 619 points on Wednesday, overall we are still down more than 2,000 points from the peak of the market. During the weeks and months to come, we are going to see many more wild market swings, but the overall direction of the market will be down.
Restricting access to internet services isn’t the answer to such issues. Indian politicians need to encourage public debate and participation in creating policies that ensure equal opportunities for everyone.? Mobile internet services have been blocked in the Indian state of Gujarat(home to nearly 63 million people), following violent protests led by the Patel community after one of its leaders was detained by local police in Ahmedabad.
With the rise of digital technology, it has become easier and easier to document the transgressions of state enforcers like police ? so it is no surprise that according to a social media analysis by drug treatment and awareness website drugabuse.com, almost half of Americans hate their local police department. The study found that a little over 47 percent of Americans gave their police precinct a grade of D or F with states like Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, Virginia, and Georgia exhibiting the most overall dissatisfaction.
Forces Backing The Supremacy Of US Dollar Based Paper Financial Assets And Decision Making Are Fighting This Trend Towards Economic And Monetary Alternatives In The Rest Of The World With All Their Power. So We Are Watching An Historic, Great Drama Unfo
Scientists have discovered a process to turn cancer cells back into normal cells by restoring the balance of key molecules controlling specific cellular functions.
A group of researchers from the Mayo Clinic carried out the research published in the journal Nature: Cell Biology on Monday.
Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel.
Global trade has contracted to the lowest levels seen since the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the World Trade Monitor.
Trade momentum was minus 0.5 percent in June, and minus 1.6 percent in May. Import momentum was negative or zero in all major regions.
On the heels of continued selling of stocks in China and a monster 600+ point rally in the Dow, the top trends forecaster in the world warned King World News that, despite today’s rally, this is not a market correction, it’s the beginning of a total market meltdown and global collapse.
Legendary gold expert Jim Sinclair says what is going on right now in the stock market is just the warm-up act. Sinclair contends, “This is a pre-crash, and we are not making it through September without the real thing. Everybody is on credit. Main Street is on credit. This seems to be a bubble of historical proportion when it comes to the amount of money supporting the accepted lifestyles as being the new normal. Raising interest rates is impossible today. The market is so fragile. Nothing can come out that causes people any concern or derivatives any change, nothing whatsoever. We are going through a period of time where expecting nothing meaningful is a dream. These are times never experienced in financial history. . . .It is very possible that we are going to have a super civilization change. ”
A mysterious ancient manuscript called the Gospel of Jesus’ wife, which suggests Christ could have been married, might possibly be authentic according to a new research.
A team of scientists from Columbia University tested the ink used to write the manuscript to refute last year’s claims by German scientist Christian Askeland that the artifact was a fake.
US Military Now Has Authority to ‘Capture and Punish’ Journalists Who they Deem ‘Belligerent’ Americans are being locked in cages for possessing a plant, innocent children are blown to bits by a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate,
Tonight is the Ukrainian army committed a terrible blow to the village Aleksandrovka in Petrovsky area of Donetsk, Russian media reported.
The attack lasted for little more than half an hour, and the total in the last 24 hours was carried out more than 30 attacks on the entire territory of the DNR.
Iranian media reported that Sattar arrived in Russia to visit MAKS 2015 and to discuss with Russian Deputy Dmitry Medvedev, assistant president of Russia on issues of scientific funds Andrej Frusenkom, Head of the Federal Space Agency Igor Komarov and Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Maturovim.
Satara Rogozin, among other things, talked about the possibility of buying Russian passenger aircraft “Superjet 100”.
“This isn’t a gun problem, this is a mental problem,” Trump said. “It’s not a question of the laws, it’s really the people.”
“In the old days they had mental institutions for people like this because he was really, definitely borderline and definitely would have been and should have been institutionalized,” Trump told CNN. “At some point somebody should have seen that, I mean the people close to him should have seen it.”
Vester Flanagan, the gunman who killed two journalists in Virginia, was told by his bosses to seek medical help after colleagues at the television station where he worked with his victims repeatedly complained about him, according to memos obtained by the Guardian.
Flanagan, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound later on Wednesday, was reprimanded for “lashing out” at a colleague and for his “harsh language” and “aggressive body language” while working as a reporter.
By then he had been told to contact employee assistance professionals at the company Health Advocate. “This is a mandatory referral requiring your compliance,” Dennison told Flanagan on 30 July 2012. “Failure to comply will result in termination of employment.”
A longtime Liberal supporter says his credit card was charged for a donation to a local Conservative riding association without his authorization.
Brampton, Ont., resident Jagdish Singh says he’s been supporting the Liberal Party since he moved to the area, northwest of Toronto. CBC News has learned he’s made at least four contributions to the Liberals since September 2011.
However, when he saw a Visa credit card statement in June of this year, he noticed a $400 charge made to the Conservatives — not the Liberals. The contribution was made to the Brampton North Conservative riding association. Parm Gill is the Conservative member of Parliament for that riding.
After a Tracadie man was brought up on charges of illegally importing liquor into the province from Quebec, every single New Brunswicker has fessed up to doing the same thing at one point or another.
George Cloutier found out the hard way just how archaic the province’s liquor laws really are when he was caught and charged under the New Brunswick Liquor Control Act for bringing 14 cases of beer and 3 bottles of liquor from Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que., back across the bridge to Campbellton, N.B.
Cloutier, one of 17 New Brunswickers caught saving money on beer on Oct. 6, 2012, was fined $292.50. And now, every New Brunswick resident must send a cheque or money order for the same amount to RCMP headquarters, or promise to spend that much at NB Liquor in the coming week.
Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday unsealed a trove of pornographic emails exchanged by state officials years ago that Attorney General Kathleen Kane said her political enemies wanted to suppress and her foes said she was using to intimidate them.
The emails, consisting of crude jokes and graphics passed among hundreds of people in state government, have formed a subplot in a tangle of investigations stretching over years.
Two former Obama administration officials urge Israel be provided with bunker-buster bombs to combat any future threat from Iran.
Pop quiz: When was the last time Iran invaded another country in a war of conquest?
Don;t feel bad. It’s been a long time. Over 200 years.
When was the last time Israel invaded another country in a war of conquest?
Republican Jeb Bush’s support is slipping in the race for the party’s presidential nomination, and front-runner Donald Trump has opened a 20-point lead over his closest rivals, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Tuesday.
A “staggering betrayal” is how one pro-Israel activist in Washington describes any use by the Democrats of a filibuster to prevent the Iran deal from getting a full vote next month in the Senate.
“Betrayal” implies that members of Congress have some obligation of loyalty to Israel, a foreign government.
Netanyahu believed that he could turn his back on liberal values of Democratic America and still win its automatic support; his dramatic defeat over the Iran deal is a wake-up call.
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel is pressuring the settlement of Ma’aleh Efraim to quickly begin construction on a branch of the pre-army religious academy Bnei David, even though it has no legal permit.
Ariel, of the religious Zionist Habayit Hayehudi party, is also the minister responsible for the World Zionist Organization’s settlement department, a major source of funding for the settlements.
Hamas weapons factory targeted by Israel Air Force; rocket launched from Gaza explodes in open area, causing no damage.
Kyodo/Jiji, Aug 24, 2015 (emphasis added): Typhoon Goni… was poised to make a landfall on Kyushu on Tuesday morning… [JMA] alerted residents in… western Japan that there could be landslides and floods. Violent winds are expected in Kyushu from early Tuesday… Waves as high as 9 to 12 meters [39.3 feet] were forecast in seas around Kyushu.
PTI, Aug 24, 2015: Packing gusts up to 252 kilometres per hour [157 mph], Goni today was… on course directly to hit Kyushu island tomorrow…
Jiji, Aug 24, 2015: Powerful Typhoon Goni slammed into… Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture Sunday night… The typhoon registered a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 71.0 meters per second [159 mph] on Ishigaki, the strongest on record there.
On Wednesday, Manouchehr Manteqi, head of Iranian Aviation Industries Organization, while visiting Russian Aviation Exhibition MAKS 2015 near Moscow, said: “Islamic Republic is known as an advanced country in the field of building unmanned air-born vehicles (UAV). Russian counterparts showed their interests in the transfer of Iranian drone technology.”
In October 2013, Brig-General Farzad Esmayeeli, Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, presented an Iranian-made model of American ScanEagle, to Lt. General Viktor Bondarev, Russian Air Force Commander.
In November 2014, Iran carried out test run of the American version of the RQ-170 drone with the capability of bombing and reconnaissance missions. One of the RQ-170, America’s top unmanned surveillance aircraft, was brought-down by Iranian military engineers by jamming its control while taking-off from US military base in Afghanistan in December 2011.
Kennedy demanded the conversation about Abedin’s email be held in a special, secure facility for classified information that is commonly known as a SCIF despite his claim that the Abedin email was unclassified.
The document in question apparently discussed Christopher Stevens — then a special envoy at the State Department — and his movements in Benghazi as he and his staff prepared for a possible evacuation.
Microsoft has been experiencing losses as of recently, and in a heartfelt company email – Microsoft’s Satya Nadella thanked all employees while delivering the job cuts in the softest way possible.
But Windows 10 is a success and the stock market is soaring!
Bloomberg reports, “China has cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries this month to raise dollars needed to support the yuan in the wake of a shock devaluation two weeks ago, according to people familiar with the matter. Channels for such transactions include China selling directly, as well as through agents in Belgium and Switzerland, said one of the people, who declined to be identified as the information isn’t public. China has communicated with U.S. authorities about the sales.”
The wild ride for international stocks is far from over, folks.
The UN has strongly criticised Europe’s handling of the growing migrant crisis, calling it ineffective. The numbers of desperate migrants heading to Europe has surged … and so far, EU leaders have been unable to present a plan to tackle the crisis.Hugh Bronson, vice chairman of the Berlin branch of the Alternative for Germany party, says Germany is simply not ready to cope with increasing influx of migrants.
Though armament makers have lobbied for war in times past, Lockheed Martin’s lobbying for the attack on Iraq is on an unprecedented scale. Since 1993, the manufacturer of WMD has been working on the enlargement of NATO, whose new members are new customers.
Lockheed Martin’s financial and ideological influence in the Republican Party and its close ties with the “hawks” in Washington make it one of the main instigators of the attack on Iraq.
Russia and Egypt support the creation of a broad anti-terrorist coalition, which would include Syria, to fight Islamic State militants, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint media conference with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel el-Sisi.
Putin has out-maneuvered the US and turned the US’ propaganda back on them!
German Research Centre Prognosis Media analyzed the views of social network users on NATO and found out that the number of Germans who negatively assess activities of the alliance has increased by 10 percent over last few months.
There are signs of pressure on Israeli nukes inside the US media and government. In this article, Phil Weiss will summarize the recent news, and Grant Smith, the lead investigator of the Institute for Research Middle East Policy, follows with a report on a gag order affecting disclosure of US federal information about the Israeli nuclear program.
Last March, William Greider echoed Smith’s exasperation over the hypocrisy in the Nation:
While the Washington press corps obsessed over Hillary Clinton’s emails at the State Department, reporters were missing a far more important story about government secrets. After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.
Israel is a nuclear power which refuses to sign the NNPT, which means that any money or military aid from the US is totally illegal, under the Symington Amendment.
Of course, neither the US Congress or President really pays any attention to this law, because it will cause them not to be given AIPAC money, when election time rolls around.
And under the DOE’s “Guidance on Release of Information Relating to the Potential for an Israeli Nuclear Capability.”, telling the truth about Israel’s nuclear capabilities is a crime for Federal employees!!
Crikey,how more Orwellian than that can you GET?!? Not much!!
President Obama is still out front of his supporters on message. Three days ago he called his opponents on the Iran Deal “the crazies.” Will someone please give the president some support on this idea? No; political insiders are all afraid of the neoconservatives and the Israel lobby. So Obama is spending all his own political capital in what time he has left.
Though Chris Matthews also went after the crazies last night without calling them that. I’ve never seen him so emphatic in support of the Iran Deal. He pronounced Netanyahu like an epithet.
Is there any other way?
US mainstream media have for long kept Americans in the dark about Israel’s massive nuclear arsenal while spreading misinformation about Iran’s civilian nuclear activities, says an analyst.
“Unfortunately, a sedition under the name of the ISIL Takfiris has started in the Muslim world,” Shamkhani told reporters in Tehran on Thursday.
“The terrorist ISIL grouplet is after distorting Islam’s teachings on Jihad to reinvigorate the security wall for the Zionist regime,” he added.
Yes, dear sirs and madams, full body scanners so inept that esteemed government officials are suggesting people exiting them should immediately go through a traditional metal detector come at a $150k/ea price tag.
Note how Anderson Cooper pulls the discussion away from Hillary to attack Trump because one of the companies Trump contracted with to build a casino had illegal immigrant workers, even though it was the company’s responsibility and not Trump’s.
There are still people warning us of sleepwalking into a Stasi or “1984” society. They missed the boat by a long shot: we are already far, far past the point of Stasi or “1984”. The apparatus that governments have built to trace, track, and record citizens is the stuff of nightmares.
Just one week after workers from her agency “accidentally” released about three million gallons of heavy metal-laden sludge down the Animas River in Colorado, sending arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury into drinking water supplies that serve millions of people throughout the Southwest, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy had the gall to stand before a Washington, D.C., think tank and declare that the biggest threat to our children and communities is “climate change.”
McCarthy gushed on and on during her rant about how “everything and everyone we love” is being affected by climate change, and that it’s “one of the most important issues that we face.” Meanwhile, a massive, sickly, yellow-tinged plume of industrial waste from Colorado’s Gold King Mine near Silverton continues to weave its way throughout Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and California, the direct result of EPA contract workers who allegedly released the toxic flow by mistake.
MIT’s Technology Review recently published a piece titled, “New Boss on Construction Sites Is a Drone,” which details the use of drones to track the progress of a project in real-time. At a construction site of a downtown stadium in Sacramento, California, drones regularly patrol overhead, comparing the current state of the project with engineering plans for the site. Discrepancies in both structural elements and with the project’s schedule can be detected and passed on to site managers…
snip: Several major events led to the current stalemate and utter chaos in Libya. One was the military intervention by NATO, which was promoted, then, as a way to support Libyans in their uprising against long-time leader, Gaddafi. NATO’s intentional misreading of UN resolution 1973, resulted in ‘Operation Unified Protector’, which overthrew Gaddafi, killed thousands and entrusted the country into the hands of numerous militias that were, at the time, referred to collectively as the ‘rebels’.
The urgency which NATO assigned to its war – the aim of which was, supposedly, to prevent a possible ‘genocide’ – kept many in the media either supportive or quiet. Few dared to speak out:
“While NATO’s UN mandate was to protect civilians, the alliance, in practice, turned that mission on its head. Throwing its weight behind one side in a civil war to oust Gaddafi’s regime, it became the air force for the rebel militias on the ground,” wrote Seumas Milne in the Guardian in May 2012.
The video ‘resume’ of the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Virginia journalists, posted online in 2013, was discovered.
After NATO’s attempt to invoke the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) as justification for the destruction of Libya, it became clear that NATO was merely hiding behind the principles of humanitarian concern, not upholding them. And while it may be difficult to believe, there are still those across the Western media and policy think-tanks attempting to use R2P to justify further military aggression against nations like Syria.
However, R2P is conveniently absent amid what little talk of Yemen that does take place in the Western media. US-backed blockades and months of aerial bombardments have tipped Yemen toward a humanitarian catastrophe. Not only does both the UN and the West fail to demand an end to the bombings and blockades, the West has continued to underwrite Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s military adventure in Yemen.
All I can think of, upon reading this article, is the old Pogo cartoon, with the caption: “I have met the enemy and he…is us!”
It is high time the American people collectively awoke up from their slumber, to understand, and realize the significance of the reality, that in global geopolitics, the US government is no longer “the good guy” anymore.
The pain the leadership of this country has inflicted for decades upon the rest of the world, for private profit, has been, and continues to be, monumental, and so morally wrong that I don’t know where to begin.
But there’s an interesting Biblical saying; “That which you sew, you shall also reap”. This country’s leadership has been sewing wars, repression, and the deaths of hapless thousands of innocents who never did a thing to hurt this country.
One doesn’t have to be Fellini to figure out what the ultimate repercussions may well be of these policies, and how they may affect each and everyone of us in this country.
When the Ashley Madison databases were splashed all over internet by hackers, it emerged that about 31 million accounts on the Tinder-for-affairs website were created by men. And about 5 million by women.
Not great odds if you’re a straight fella looking to cheat on your spouse. It turns out the odds were even worse: very few of the chicks on Ashley Madison were using the site in a meaningful way.
By our counting, of the 35,290,361 leaked accounts marked as approved, 4,594,069 were each created by a woman (or someone who said they were a woman).
However, 4,085,458 of those women don’t appear to have ever checked their message inboxes on the website – the database entries for those accounts read a default “0000-00-00 00:00:00” for that particular timestamp.
In defense of his violations of the Constitution, which he is his sworn to defend, Obama insists that Congress has been consulted and has given its approval. That is true. He also points accurately to the sanction provided by the courts.
Yet everyone knows that the American people have never been consulted and have been lied to and kept in the dark about the destruction of their democratic rights. Even the term “bourgeois democracy” becomes something of a misnomer for a political system in which the threadbare trappings of popular sovereignty are so wholly contradicted by the realities of political life.
But if there is one small stray ray of sunshine is, that people are tuning out to the mass media, because they have tired of being lied to, so consistently and flagrantly.
They are reading blogs like this one, and understand that they have the logical abilities to think critically for themselves, and come to their own conclusions.
The Fourth Estate’s “feet of clay”, in terms of their ability to hold and mold public opinion to support the Government’s narrative, is crumbling, and fast.
The Korean peninsula is no stranger to tensions and periodic flare-ups. However, this time around the stakes were higher than ever. In the North, a young leader copes with bad economic times and seeks greater legitimacy. Meanwhile, in the South, Seoul eyes Beijing and Washington as powerful outside brokers. What does this most recent confrontation tell us about both Koreas?
UK police are recruiting convicted terrorists in prison and employing them following their release to develop a ‘counter-narrative’ to extremist propaganda efforts.
In a “serious risk” to national security, Hillary Clinton gave her State Department emails containing Top Secret and other classified information to her lawyer, who lacked sufficient clearances to possess it and who kept it for as long as eight months, the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee charged Tuesday.
In a letter to her successor Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said when she turned over thumb drives containing her official emails to her lawyer, “it appears Secretary Clinton sent (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) to an unauthorized person.”
Grassley, who has sent multiple demanding letters in the controversy over Clinton’s use of a private email server, said: “The transmission of classified material to an individual unauthorized to possess it is a serious national security risk (and) it raises legitimate questions as to whether the information was properly secured from foreign governments and other entities.”
I would be almost willing to bet on one thing; when the campaign season rolls around in earnest, with all the baggage she is carrying from so many deceptions and frauds over a lifetime, Hillary Clinton may well not be the Democrat’s candidate after all.
While most of the Pentagon is going out of its way to avoid comment on yesterday’s revelation of an ongoing inspectors general investigation into deliberate “skewing” of intelligence assessments on the ISIS war by Centcom, the Central Command itself is defiant, insisting that it acted entirely appropriately in its reports.
In their new statement, Centcom insisted that just because they sought “feedback” from sources like the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) didn’t mean they had to include their comments in the final assessment sent on to policy makers, and that they, as the “primary agency” in the war, get to decide what does or doesn’t get sent on.
Lying to both one’s peers and the American public, is now the “new normal” for the Federal Government, which is why thinking Americans don’t believe anything the Federal Government says anymore.
ISIS appears to have been concocted and protected by the very US government which condemns its acts today, and appears to be yet another “manufactured excuse” for again putting US troops in harm’s way on the ground in Iraq, Libya, and ultimately Syria.
And this is the same US government, claiming that yet another incursion into these countries will be “successful this time”?!?
I am looking at the epic fail which was the invasion and occupation of Iraq; I am looking at the epic, on-going fail which is Afghanistan; and the epic fail of the invasion of Libya, and the extrajudicial assassination of its President, Ghadaffi, which has left the country in chaos; I am looking at the on-going epic fail of the US government-enabled Saudi invasion of Yemen. I am looking at a potential US ground invasion of Syria to oust Al-Assad, which may well invite war with Russia.
And the only logical explanation for the collective war madness which has engulfed the US Federal Government is that they want some war – any war – upon which to blame a coming national economic catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.
As to US government appears to be comprised of people who, collectively, can never take responsibility for anything they have done, this seems an absolutely reasonable scenario, no matter how much hurt they cause to the people of this country, and beyond, in their war lust.
Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk urged Catholics to love their motherland and defend its’ sovereignty, calling for them to be ‘Christian patriots’ and even be willing to lose their life in the process. The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church issued text from the homily, which stated, in part, “Those who do not love their Motherland will always be strangers and exiles in this land. Who do not want to build their own state and assert its independence, he is doomed to be a slave in a different countries…Let us be mature and those who are building today, who develop their country with the state conscience, being Christians-patriots. Let us not be afraid to grant our lives into God’s hands, for everything what do we have now we will preserve and enrich, giving it up for our brothers and sisters… Our freedom, our future, our personal well-being are impossible without an assertion and existence of an independent Ukrainian State,” he said.
t is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist.
With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with “less than lethal” weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it.
– From the Daily Beast article: First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist
You could see the writing on the walls years ago. In an increasingly authoritarian, lawless, surveillance state like America, it was always inevitable that drones would be weaponized. In North Dakota, this is now a reality.
I have frequently speculated that if President Obama sees utterly no legal hurdle to extrajudicial assassinations of “people who need killin’ ” overseas, how far a leap would it be to order extrajudicial assassinations here at home?!?
Unfortunately, it is not that great a leap, seeing how Obama loves to have his way via Executive Order, and accomplish his agenda without any Congressional oversight whatsoever.
And to all North Dakotans, I have one four-letter response to this travesty; move.
Move to another state which has not yet been collectively made mad by the evil genius of this technology, and the promise of suppression, cruelty and death it holds.
The prison industry in the United States has grown so large that there are no less than seven professional associations for people who work at prisons and jails. The industry conferences held by these associations provide a perfect venue for private corrections companies to influence government officials with little public oversight, according to a recent report by the watchdog group In The Public Interest(ITPI).
The biggest names in the prison business spend millions of dollars sponsoring these conferences and wooing prison officials with free massages, awards ceremonies, luxury dinner cruises and plenty of corporate schwag. Over the past week, one of the most prominent associations, the American Correctional Association (ACA), held its summer conference in Indianapolis, where major sponsors included private prison companies Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), GEO Group and food services giant Aramark.
These private prisons are gulags of the worst order, and by the time an inmate has served his time (if he hasn’t died of complications of untreated medical issues), chances are that he emerges from these prisons far worse off than he was when he came in, and will re-offend shortly, which is music to the ears of private prison owners.
Oh, and by the way; any attempts at rehabilitation are few and far between.
Sweden is closing many of its prisons, because they don’t have enough prisoners to fill them.
Because the full focus of prison in Sweden is rehabilitation, to the point where those serving their time become fully integrated into society once they have served their time.
Over the last few years, the United States has not had the best track record with Deep Geologic Repositories (DGR) for nuclear waste. In February of 2014, the U.S.’ DGR, known as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), had two separate incidents that compromised the integrity of the project by releasing airborne radioactive contamination.
Last week, a pair of anonymous treasure hunters approached officials in Walbrzych, Poland? via their lawyer to claim they had found an old Nazi loot train. Now officials have confirmed that the pair certainly found a train. Whether it’s full of gold remains to be seen.
Note: Let us get this straight anonymous have found a TRAIN a big train that has been lost for 70 years! Amen brother!
Webmaster addition: This appears to be more “Wag the Nazis” to benefit Israel, and I half expect the train will turn out to be abandoned junk.
The IAF has an estimated 648 aircraft of all types, manned and serviced by 35,000 active duty personnel. An additional 24,500 reservists can be called up during wartime. At total mobilization, the IAF enjoys a comfortable ratio of 91 personnel for every one aircraft, far above the Egyptian Air Force’s 30 to one ratio and the Royal Saudi Air Force’s 38 to one.
Note: Don’t forget they have nuclear bombs too.
On September 14, 2005, the 9/11 Public Discourse Project issued a report asserting that the response to Hurricane Katrina was a classic failure in command and control. It found no unity of command—or more specifically, no one in charge and no unified incident reporting system to coordinate efforts of local, state and federal agencies.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy.” — Henry Miller
Four former Shelby County Corrections Deputies pled guilty on Thursday to attempting to smuggle and distribute OxyContin inside a correctional facility. An undercover investigation was initiated after inmates informed law enforcement officers of the deputies’ illicit activities. Posing as inmates and drug dealers, undercover agents from the Tarnished Badge Task Force conducted three drug deals with each deputy before arresting the corrupt cops.
As much as the financiers on Wall Street and the officials at the Fed would like the party to keep going, it looks it’s finally about to stop. Years of bailouts and monetary expansion have created one of the most inflated and artificial economic booms in history, and now it appears that this global economic bubble is deflating. Markets across the board are melting down as we speak, and the financial crash that supposedly “fringe” analysts have been predicting since 2008, is finally upon us.
This is not good! North Korea has sortied almost their entire fleet of subs.Close to 70 subs are out to sea. This could go south fast!
“Seventy percent of North Korea’s submarines left their bases, and their locations are not confirmed,” a South Korean military official said, adding that Pyongyang has about 70 submarines in total.
It appears that ants, usually seen as the ultimate self-sacrificing workers, are also not bad at saving their own skins.
Scientists have shown that ants with a life-threatening fungus are able to “self-medicate”, eating a normally harmful substance that treats the condition.
Food cravings or picky eating are your body’s attempts to tell you what your body really needs, instead of the one-size-fits-all diets promoted by industry and government.
Two separate US government watchdogs are outlining problems with the engines used in their F-35 jet fighters – one finding the systems unreliable and another citing dozens of violations in its quality assurance inspection.
Sure glad the US is giving these to Israel!
Australia is buying dozens of these white elephants……….KT
While democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton vows to continue the US’ longstanding “war on terrorism,” it is Rodham Clinton who has undisputedly worked for the benefit of international terrorism, US analyst Caleb Maupin claims.
VIDEO FOOTAGE: Multiple Explosions at US Military Facility In Japan, Warehouse
Photos and video footage have emerged showing apparent multiple munitions explosions at a US base in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo. There has been no official confirmation of the incident.
Explosion at US Military Base in Kanagawa, Japan,,explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan ,??????????
Photos and video footage have emerged showing apparent multiple munitions explosions at a US base in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo. There has been no official confirmation of the incident.
Maybe the Chinese have already found out who is responsible for the two huge explosions in China and this is part of the payback?…..KT
Seoul and Pyongyang will continue high-level talks later Sunday in a bid to stave off a possible military confrontation on the peninsula, local media reported.
Looks like Ukraine is preparing for opening active warfare on the eve of the country’s independence day – over 170 items of military equipment will be delivered to army divisions now deployed in Donbass over the next few days.
Two long years after the alleged massacre, however, some of them finally sued, although each victim family had already received MILLIONS of dollars in donations from individual Facebook sites, organized Sandy Hook charities like United Way, and the $11.6 million Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Some of those Facebook and charity sites, curiously, had been created before the alleged massacre, that is, before the alleged victims actually became victims. See:
Two young children in Pennsylvania were banned from talking about fracking for the rest of their lives under a gag order imposed under a settlement reached by their parents with a leading oil and gas company.
The sweeping gag order was imposed under a $750,000 settlement between the Hallowich family and Range Resources Corp, a leading oil and gas driller. It provoked outrage on Monday among environmental campaigners and free speech advocates.
The settlement, reached in 2011 but unsealed only last week, barred the Hallowichs’ son and daughter, who were then aged 10 and seven, from ever discussing fracking or the Marcellus Shale, a leading producer in America’s shale gas boom.
Recently, 21WIRE published an article about the potential of Israeli ground operations in Syria. Less than a day after that article entitled, ‘Israel Planning Ground Operations in Syria? US-NATO-Israel Plans to Balkanize Syria,’ we find that NBC News then reports the following:
“Four rockets were fired into Israel from Syria Thursday and the Israeli government accused an Iranian-backed group as being responsible.”
“Israeli military responded by launching airstrikes and artillery attacks against 14 targets in the Syrian Golan Heights. Israel said the rocket attack was launched by a group calling itself Islamic Jihad, which it said was an Iranian proxy force commanded by Saed Izadi, an Iranian. “For us this is a clear act of aggression and was meant by the Iranians to use the chaos inside Syria to escalate tensions in the region,” an Israeli security source said.”
Thousands of migrants broke through police lines and entered Macedonia from the Greek territory on Saturday, local media reported.
Look at these people driven from their homes and lands. This is the true cost of the money-junkies’ greed!
Want China Times has the juiciest story of the week, with its report that the United States is being ordered to vacate the town in Djibouti that China is eyeing for a military base. Citing Global Times and Counter Punch, Want China Times says that “Djibouti reportedly ordered the U.S. to vacate the Obock military base so that it can be turned over the People’s Liberation Army.” The United States’ actual permanent base in Djibouti is at Camp Lemonnier; Obock is a port city with an existing airport and naval pier.
Detroit resident Darrell Standberry doesn’t navigate streets of the Motor City without his licensed handgun, and it already has saved his life once.
“I never leave home without my weapon,” he said. “You never know when or what you’ll encounter.”
A funny thing happened on the way to global governance. Just when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was supposed to move one step closer to world corporatocracy, it stumbled over nationalism and fell. It may soon rise up again—all too soon—but the world’s plutocrats took a pace backward in failing to reach agreement on the final text of the proposed “free trade” treaty at the end of July in Lahaina, Hawaii.
The TPP is meant to bind irrevocably the 11 largest non-United States economies around the Pacific rim, except China, to U.S. hegemony. But despite super secrecy and some 650 U.S. government shills for Big Business—plus 150 reporters and hundreds of lobbyists euphemistically called “stakeholders”—the internationalists were unable to leap key hurdles in their race to control mankind.
A book published in 1889 “The Red Dragon” by L.B. Woolfolk suggests to me that British (and American) imperialism originated in the need of Jewish bankers and their Gentile confederates to translate money they could create out of nothing (thanks to their control of credit), into real wealth i.e. world ownership.
In a move that may anger Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly scheduled to visit Ukraine soon and host its president in Jerusalem.
Ukraine’s ambassador to Israel, Hennadii Nadolenko, announced the plans for the visits in an op-ed published this week ahead of Ukraine’s 24th independence day, on Aug. 24.
More confirmation that Israel’s hands are all over Kiev!
If anything happens in Korea it can explode and consume the world, but it’s unlikely that things will go further than talks and perhaps a few artillery rounds, there is just a lot of gesturing, says Dr. Tim Beal, Asia specialist at Victoria University in Wellington.
Nora Loreto, the author of From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement, and Dru Oja Jay of Unite Against Austerity Campaign discuss how an anti-austerity platform could make a difference in the upcoming Canadian elections.
“Using cash for large transactions” is another no, no. But my credit card was stolen the other day at the restaurant and so now I pay in cash. I hope that has not been made illegal by Congress. But if I purchase a home entertainment system, etc., for cash, am I to be reported to the FBI for such a large transaction by the young person behind the cash register who wants to prove he or she is a loyal citizen?
Always paying in cash at an internet café is clear evidence of a suspected terrorist, we are told. Especially if you are a Comcast or AOL subscriber or believe in privacy and do not allow anyone to look over your shoulder to read what you have on your screen. And do not read the New York Times on line there because you can be reported for focusing too much on terrorist attacks. So what if the Times reports such things almost daily worldwide? The police have nothing more important to do than check out what you are reading in the paper, according to the FBI.
Malaysian police investigating human trafficking camps at the border with Thailand have discovered mass graves containing 24 bodies. Earlier over a hundred graves were found in the area.
The remains were uncovered on Saturday in the Bukit Wang Burma area in the heavily forested region covering northern Malaysia and southern Thailand.
“Following on from the operation in which we found … bodies of illegal immigrants, 24 more bodies have been found and dug up,” police said in a statement.
The bodies most likely belong to refugees from Myanmar, members of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority, Police Chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told the Malaysian Insider.
I did and still hope that Alex will become part of this rising consensus that is growing exponentially.
I don’t want to go on the warpath with Alex Jones.
But, I am shocked that this great debate that he promoted on his show, has suddenly disappeared from his website and channel.
Here is the reason why Alex Jones acts the way he does.
Put bluntly, Alex Jones sold out early to Israel and has been richly rewarded for that since then. He wanted money and he knew who he had to serve to get it.
I prefer to serve the people and the truth.
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Eric Hunt is a filmmaker whose documentaries include “The Last Days of the Big Lie,” “The Treblinka Archaeology Hoax,” and “The Majdanek Gas Chamber Myth.” Hunt is with us to talk about the important research and work he has contributed in exposing the “greatest hoax of human history.” He has not only examined the “testimonies” and “evidence” of the so-called extermination program of the National Socialists in Germany during the 1930s/40s, but has also studied the propaganda that has been released to perpetuate this story. Eric talks about the ever-changing death toll numbers at Treblinka and Majdanek, and he points to other serious holes in the official narrative where gas chambers disguised as shower rooms are credited for the homicide of millions.
After all the known lies about Saddam’s nuclear weapons, 5% unemployment, Spanish mines, torpedoes, only an idiot would assume that everything we have been told in public schools or the media is the pure truth.
The reason for this hoax is simple. The world had just united against Nazi Germany on the principle that one nation does not have the right to march into another nation and steal it for their own. But the founders of Israel proposed to do just that, march into Palestine and take it for their own. They needed a propaganda device so powerful it would trick the world into allowing Israel to do to Palestine exactly what Nazi Germany had been prevented from doing to France, Poland, etc. Thus, slave labor camps became death camps, delousing with Zyklon to combat typhus became gassing, goat skin lamps and gloves became made of Jewish skin, non-fat military soap became soap made from Jews, and so forth. That propaganda remains one of the most fiercely protected secrets of modern times, enforced by laws in many nations.
And that in and of itself betrays the lie, for truth needs no law to support it. Truth is self-evident to all. Truth withstands re-examination. Truth survives questions. Throughout history, from Galileo to Zundel, only lies and liars have resorted to the courts to enforce adherence to dogma.
According to the foreign news agency, in Saudi Arabia women will finally get a chance to cast the vote and contest elections, scheduled in December this year.
Everywhere, USA — In a comprehensive new study conducted by 3 world-renowned think tanks, the United States has fallen on the human freedom index from 17th to 20th place, out of 152 countries in which data was analyzed. While the conclusions of this study may not be shocking to anyone who has been paying attention. The implications of the US falling into a dystopian state are far reaching.
Destroying the country with the highest quality of life in Africa equals proof that humanitarian intervention works?!
This “highly visible” holocaust memorial is appropriately sandwiched between the infamous Reichstag Building, The U.S. Embassy, and the Homosexual Memorial Museum. The placard in the video states, in part, “In August 1988, the journalist Lea Rosh and the historian Eberhard Jackel made a public proposal for establishing a “highly visible memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe” in Berlin. On 25 June 1999, after long and drawn out debates, the German Bundestag finally passed a resolution to build a “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe” based on the design by the New York architect, Peter Eisenman. On 10 May 2005 the Holocaust Memorial – comprising 2,711 concrete stelar and a subterraneon Information Centre – was officially opened to the public. The exhibition provides information about the Holocaust and the “authentic sites of remembrance”. Moreover, it honours the up to six million Jewish victims from throughout Europe.”
ritish Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said the ties between the UK and Iran have entered a new phase as he reopened his country’s embassy in Tehran. This follows an agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program.
The British embassy in the Iranian capital of Tehran has been officially reopened by UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, nearly four years after it was closed following a violent attack by a group of activists protesting UK sanctions on Iran.
“Today’s ceremony marks the end of one phase in the relationship between our two countries and the start of a new one – one that I believe offers the promise of better,” said Hammond after he declared the embassy open again and raised the Union Jack in the residence garden.
According to the foreign secretary, the Iranian-UK relationship “has improved since 2011.”
The US’ anti-Iran coalition is crumbling. While the US still tries to make war, the rest of the world starts making deals!
Jordan is weighing the risks and benefits of setting up a safe zone along its borders with Syria and is watching Turkey’s attempts to create a buffer or safe corridor in the north of the war-torn country, according to a source close to the Jordanian government who recently met with a senior government official. The source, who requested anonymity, told Al-Monitor that officials in Amman expressed interest in establishing a “safe zone and not a buffer zone with a depth of 60 kilometers [37 miles] into southern Syria,” but for this to happen, Jordan would need an international mandate. The source said that legal, logistical and political problems have put such plans on hold, and it is unlikely that a decision will be made unilaterally over this anytime soon.
Israel’s former defence minister Ehud Barak has said in an interview that three Iran attack plans backed by both himself and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were blocked by the military.
First of all, SeaWorld has claimed that “no one knows for sure how long killer whales live,” when simple figures or even living and thriving examples — like Granny — can give us a pretty good idea. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation project estimates that whales born in captivity only live to 4.5 years old, on average; many of SeaWorld’s orcas die before they reach their 20s. Perhaps because of their reduced lifespans, the whales are forced to breed continuously and at perilously young ages, which could also diminish their overall health.
Joe Mantegna, the star of the CBS television show Criminal Minds and a minor character in the universally panned “Larry the Cable Guy” vehicle Witless Protection, plans to auction off two Tavor rifles to fundraise for Friends of the IDF, a New York City-based organization that lends material support to the Israeli military.
Israel Weapon Industries-US (IWI-US) is co-sponsoring the event on Sunday, 23 August, with Bullets & Bagels, a Jewish gun club in Orange County, California. Event attendees “will get to shoot the TAVOR at the range and receive basic shooting instruction and assistance from an [National Rifle Association]-certified instructor.”
In recent years many have claimed Netanyahu never really intended to attack Iran, but recent comments by former Defense Minister Barak reveal something even worse – he tried and failed.
First, ZeroHedge reposts a xinhuanet.com article that claims its source was “the Donetsk-based Ostrov news agency”
Upon simple cross-reference, nothing is found that would confirm that the Referendum to Join Russia is the official stand of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s republics. It could be “fake news,” right? Let’s look who is spreading the fake news. What is “the Donetsk-based Ostrov news agency” also known as ostro.org?
NGO “Ostro.org” is operated and financed by the notorious US State Department’s tool of color revolutions and fascists putsches NED.org National Endowment for Democracy for Ukraine
George Soros pretends to be a progressive, but he invests in and finances nazis. That’s not “Nazis” as in National Socialist Party of Germany, which was outlawed after WW II, and whose racist obsession was against Jews. Instead, it’s “nazis” as in any racist fascist ideology (any ideology of racist fascism, instead of a political Party), in any country, against any ethnic group. But George Soros happens to support only nazis (racist fascists) whose passionate hatred is specifically against Russians. His entire biography in public life has actually been that.
“Billion Dollar Brain” in real life?
snip: Obama’s rhetorical tactic illuminates the new reality of American foreign policy discourse: For nearly all commentators, regardless of their position, war is the only alternative to that position.
Natalie Portman, the famous Israeli-American dual citizen and popular Hollywood actress, has just committed the ultimate crime: she has openly stated that the Jewish “Holocaust” story “should not be used to evoke fear and paranoia, but rather it should make Jews empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred,” according to the Jewish online newspaper The Algemeiner.
For the past ten years the International BDS Movement has been the most vocal and respected Movement against the occupation of Palestine.
It has grown rapidly, especially in the Jewish sectors on US campuses. Its fight for Justice has caused alarm in zionist circles and has been the target of anti-Semitic charges by Israel itself, all of which are unjustifed and untrue.
Attempts by the Israeli government to blackmail the BDS leadership have failed and will continue to do so. Instead, victory after victory have been celebrated throughout the world as BDS wins battle after battle.
Last week the organisors of a Reggae Festival in Valencia cancelled an invitation to a Jewish American because of his refusal to publicly support the creation of a Palestinian State. The decision was made after the Valencia BDS Movement put pressure on the group. It was a decision that was applauded worldwide including on this Blog itself.
The British Labour Party under the sway of former Prime Minister Tony Blair is plotting to derail Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to win the forthcoming leadership contest.
Such is the fear of Corbyn reinventing the party as a genuine socialist alternative, that Blair and his clique of “party grandees” are aiming to overturn the ballot underway among the rank-and-file members.
Just as Trump is severely rattling the establishment in the US, looks like Corbyn has, literally, terrified the UK establishment. Mandy, a Rothschild lackey, has even been ‘called out’ to discredit Corbyn.
This really sucks!
An 84-year-old retired four-star general who was arrested by ten Georgia police officers has stated that the arrest was the worst thing that has ever happened to him, and that it made him ashamed to be an American.
William J. Livsey was arrested on Saturday evening by Fayetteville police after an alleged altercation with a food delivery driver stemming from his debit card being declined.
The United States has put its forces in South Korea on a heightened state of alert – known as “enhanced status” – as war between Seoul and Pyongyang looms.
On Friday, North Korea warned its southern neighbor to halt the “provocations” and its propaganda broadcasts against Pyongyang by Saturday afternoon or pay the price.
snip: There is also a fundamental difference between the shift out of manufacturing jobs and the shift out of agricultural jobs to which Rattner refers. Workers left agricultural jobs for higher-paying, higher-productivity jobs in manufacturing. The jobs didn’t actually disappear; the workers did not want them.
This is the exact opposite of what we are seeing with manufacturing jobs. Workers are losing relatively good paying jobs in sectors like autos and steel, and are then forced to take low-pay, low-productivity jobs in the retail or restaurant sectors.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the biggest financial institutions in the United States at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, his campaign said in a press release.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Sanders is challenging Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic primary in South Carolina against future-President Barack Obama.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles
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Bernie Sanders Wants to Abolish Private Prisons with New Bill
“If a bank is too big to fail it is too big to exist,” Sanders told the crowd of 2,800 at the TD Convention Center, according to the release issued on Friday.
A new Jewish Chronicle poll just ahead of Sabbath reveals that “almost seven in 10 British Jews are concerned about the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour Party.”
The polling, conducted earlier this week, reveals the depth of anxiety within the Jewish community about Labour’s future direction.
Asked how they feel about Mr Corbyn becoming leader, 67 per cent say they are “concerned”, with only 13 per cent responding “unconcerned”.
The whole world is struggling to break free of Israel!
Within the context of the old liberal democratic phantasy, the political was thought to be an extension of the people’s will and whims. But this has changed radically within the present post political conditions. In the last four decades, we westerners have been reduced to mere consumers. Our Politicians have evolved accordingly. Politics has morphed into the system that facilitates consumption on behalf of big conglomerates.
Corbyn the symbol has come to embody the general fatigue with this post-political condition -frustration with austerity, endless immoral Zio-con wars, the loss of manufacturing, The Lobby, divisive identity nonsense and cultural Marxism as opposed to Marxism. Corbyn serves as a reminder of the revolution that never happened. He has reminded us that we are one after all.
Almost 50,000 people attended this rally! WOW!
A bizarre story from Encinitas, California spotlights the increasing number of drones in public space … and what some people are doing when confronted with them…
Marching in lockstep with Israeli hardliners, American neocons are aiming their heavy media artillery at the Iran nuclear deal as a necessary first step toward another “regime change” war in the Mideast – and they are furious when anyone mentions the Iraq War disaster and the deceptions that surrounded it.
We can also mention that there were no torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, there was no Spanish mine in Havana harbor, Pearl Harbor was NOT a surprise, the Lusitania WAS carrying weapons, or any of the other hundred lies used to sell wars to those who bleed for them.
by Matthew Boyle22 Aug 2015Washington, DC
The geniuses in the Washington, D.C.- centered GOP establishment have a new plan to take down 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump: Infiltrate his inner circle posing as an ally, then use their fabricated support of him to secretly plot to take him down.
But now they all admit: They were wrong, Trump is real, and he has a serious shot at winning this thing.
On Friday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that Israeli warplanes bombed a military post near Quneitra in Syrian controlled Golan killing one soldier and injuring eight others.
One Of The Most Ominous Formations To Watch Going Into The September-October Timeframe Is A Market Break Followed By A Rally Back Up That Nears But Does Not Exceed The Highs, And Then Fails, Badly. If We See That A Cascade Lower May Follow.
From the hardscrabble Lower Ninth Ward to middle-class Gentilly, thousands of abandoned homes still litter neighborhoods in New Orleans, a glaring reminder of the mass exodus of residents that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005.A decade after the storm triggered flooding that damaged 70 percent of the city’s housing stock, the most-blighted streets in town are still lined with boarded-up houses that pose safety hazards to residents who have repaired and rebuilt homes nearby.In the Lower Ninth Ward in particular, a 10-minute drive from the jazz clubs and bar of New Orleans’ historic downtown, large swaths of vacant houses and overgrown lots shelter rodents and snakes amid pockets of recovery where entire blocks of dwellings have been renovated.
Residents complain the areas are not safe for children to play and that abandoned housing invites the illegal drug trade and other criminal activity, hampering further recovery.
Yemen has been the target of a brutal U.S.-backed war led by Saudi Arabia. While ordinary civilians are suffering horrific violence and starvation, there is deafening silence from the U.S. and others who claim to be defenders of human rights.
The situation is so bad now that nearly every major global human rights organization has issued dire warnings of the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Persian Gulf’s poorest nation.
Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state.
How to I get on the gravy train of stupid studies?
“Ukraine will never agree to limit its legal sovereignty. There has never been and there will not be any direct norm in the Constitution. A reference to the law on special principles of self-government in some districts of Donbas is a useless piece of paper because it can be changed any time,” the source explained.
Minister: more than 250,000 tons of grain missing from Ukraine’s State Reserve http://tass.ru/en/world/815841
Kiev’s military over past 24 hours for seven times violated the ceasefire regime, defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Saturday.
“On settlements in the republic they fired 59 mines of 82 and 120mm calibre and ten tank shells,” the Donetsk News Agency quoted the ministry’s representative. “During the past 24 hours, we registered seven violations of the ceasefire.”
Under the fire were Gorlovka, the Donetsk airport, Ozeryanovka, Zhelezhnaya Balka, Staraya Laspa, Belaya Kamenka and Spartak. The Ukrainian military’s positions were located in Novgorodskoye, Avdeyevka, Novogrigorovka and Starognatovka.
“Ukraine’s armed forces continue relocation, drawing of additional units to the front line,” the defence ministry said.
The United States plans to strengthen its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region in the next years by deploying there more its ships and warplanes, a new Pentagon report has said.
The report titled “Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy” said Washington will “maintain the necessary military presence and capabilities to protect U.S. interests and those of allies and partners against potential threats in maritime Asia.” David Shear, the assistant secretary of defense for Asian-Pacific security affairs: “The United States maintains 368,000 military personnel in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the next five years, the U.S. Navy will increase the number of ships assigned to Pacific Fleet outside of U.S. territory by approximately 30%, greatly improving our ability to maintain a more regular and persistent maritime presence in the Pacific. And by 2020, 60% of naval and overseas air assets will be home-ported in the Pacific region.”
Russia plans to ban imports of fish from 14 farms in Norway to the territory of Customs Union, Vasily Lavrovsky, head of the inspection department of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) told TASS on Friday.
Lavrovsky said that the Russian regulator is preparing letters to the authorities in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia (members of the Customs Union) to ban fish imports from those farms starting from August 24, 2015.
Rosselkhoznadzor is trying to limit imports of processed Norwegian fish which is subject to Russia’s counter sanctions through the countries of the Customs Union (Eurasian Economic Union – EAEC).
The ban on the import of fresh fish from Norway came into effect on August 7, 2014, when Russia banned food imports from the countries which imposed sanctions against it – Norway, the US, EU, Canada, Australia.
Earlier this month the food embargo was extended for one more year until August 6, 2016.
Anti-aircraft air defense artillery of the Syrian army opened a barrage on Israeli fighter today. This was reported by the information portal Surya al-ain.
the plane appeared in the sky over the town of Quneitra (40 km from Damascus). Fire ground facilities forced the pilot to leave Syrian airspace.
As previously reported, on Friday, the Israeli drone attacked a vehicle travelling on a highway near the town of Quneitra. The incident occurred near the village of El-koom 15 km from the ceasefire line in the Golan heights. There were five people in the car and they were killed.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“I have just been on a swing through the North and East, and have talked to some of the leading financiers of the country. All the wealth of the United States has gotten into the hands of about five thousand families and their connections. You know, if something is not done pretty soon to get this money out of cold storage, we’re going to have the doggondest panic this country ever saw.” — Will Rogers – 1928
The top two sites are the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the naval brig at Charleston, S.C., Carter said.
The Clinton campaign is still groping for two sentences to put together to explain why Hillary’s email server was wiped clean. Campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri appeared on CNN moments ago to try again to come up with an answer. Instead, it was largely rambling and incoherent.
selective enforcement snip : Consider this. In the past month, the Department of Justice indicted a young sailor who took a selfie in front of a sonar screen on a nuclear submarine and emailed the selfie to his girlfriend. It also indicted a Marine who sent an urgent warning to his superiors on his Gmail account about a dangerous Afghani spy who eventually killed three fellow Marines inside an American encampment. The emailing Marine was indicted for failure to secure classified materials. Gen. David Petraeus stored top-secret materials in an unlocked desk drawer in the study of his secured and guarded Virginia home and was indicted for the same crimes. And a former CIA agent was just sentenced to three years in prison for destroying one top-secret email.
British police, including UK Border Force officers, will be deployed to France after Home Secretary Theresa May signed a belated agreement with the French government on the Calais migrant crisis.
The agreement will establish a joint control and command centre, headed up by senior British and French officers, and signals a step up in British involvement in Calais. The unusual feature of the Euro Tunnel project, which effectively pushed the British border forward onto the continent for the first time since the 13th century, has caused friction between the two countries as it has left the French government patrolling the border almost unassisted.
There would not be a migrant crisis is the western nations hadn’t been mucking about in the Middle East and Africa!
Imagine that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was a corporation, with its shares owned by the nation’s major pharmaceutical companies. How would you feel about the regulation of medications? Whose interests would this corporation be serving? Or suppose that major oil companies appointed a small committee to periodically announce the price of a barrel of crude in the United States. How would that impact you at the gasoline pump?
Such hypotheticals would strike the majority of Americans as completely absurd, but it’s exactly how our banking system operates.
Just before mid-September Ukraine has to come up with $0.5 billion.
Unclear that Kiev can do so or will be willing to since creditors have been reluctant to forgive much debt.
Meanwhile Ukrainians are almost certainly in for further ‘haircuts’ with pension cuts, higher gas prices and so on.
‘Reverse Flow’ Didn’t Save Ukraine Money. It Cost It Millions Extra
Surprise, surprise. It would have been cheaper for Ukraine to purchase Russian gas directly from Russia, rather than get the same gas from the EU http://russia-insider.com/en/business/reverse-flow-didnt-save-ukraine-…
One of the several lawsuits and congressional investigations that brought Hillary Clinton’s email scandal to light (contrary to her laughable assertions that she “voluntarily” disclosed anything) concerns her aide Huma Abedin’s very curious employment arrangement.
Abedin was working for the State Department full-time while simultaneously working for two private corporations: a consulting firm called Teneo established by one of Bill Clinton’s former aides, and the notorious “charity” known as the Clinton Foundation.
Russia Insider’s Alexander Mercouris has argued the single most important factor that has allowed Russia to weather lower oil prices so well has been its decision to float the ruble.
Kazakhstan chose a different strategy and continued to maintain a partial peg to the dollar – and as a result has found itself in considerable difficulty.
Now, however, Astana has declared it will move toward a freely-floating currency as Russia did last year.
The president craves a successor who will preserve his legacy
Obama is not torpedoing Hillary. He has the FBI working to cover up the story of the emails and the link to Benghazi (which is what started the whole email issue) the way the FBI provably covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster.
Hillary sent weapons to the US’ declared enemies Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria during the declared war on terror. That is treason. I don;t think Hillary took that step on her own, and Obama knows that if Hillary goes down, so does he!
Iran has called for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, starting with Israel, but NATO’s nuclear powers aren’t listening.
Worse than that, they inflate their need for ‘nuclear deterrence’ based on false claims that justify the massacres of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Russia creates a high-risk situation for Europe, and hinders NATO’s fulfilling its functions, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said.
Dempsey claimed that, ”threats are the combination, or the aggregate, of capabilities and intentions. Let me set aside for the moment, intentions, because I don’t know what Russia intends.”
According to the general, Russia has quite threatening potential in space, cyber space, ground-based cruise missiles, submarines, and other activities aiming at severing communications.
”I do think one of the things that Russia does seem to to do is either discredit, or even more ominously, create the conditions for the failure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,” he said.
A federal judge said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unique email arrangement broke “government policy” and prodded the department to talk to the FBI about getting a look at the computer server and flash drives used to store her emails.
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was surprised the State Department hadn’t even made that request, and poked at the administration’s claim that the FBI needed to be left alone to conduct its investigation.
The FBI is being left alone to cover up the email scandal, just like it covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster!
There are more American banks in the City of London financial district than on Wall Street, New York……………KT
The King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is going to pay Russia an official visit at the end of 2015. How will this influence the Russian policy in the Middle East? Will the Kremlin change its stance on Syria? Pravda.Ru conducted an interview with Efim Rezvan, a well-known Arabist, Professor, and scholar in Islamic studies.
The Israeli army responded with artillery fire after rockets fired from Syria exploded in Israel’s north on Thursday, while the Israel Air Force also struck Syria in response.
At least four rockets were fired at the northern Galilee and Golan Heights on Thursday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said. The rocket attack, which the IDF characterized as “deliberate and orchestrated,” resulted in no casualties.
And JUST when Israel was training for a Syrian ground invasion! What an amazing coincidence. and, of course, anyone who doesn’t think it is a coincidence is a Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!
Anyone here stupid enough to believe that Syria would invite an Israeli invasion by firing rockets into Israel … then not aim those rockets at anything important? Because if you are that stupid, I have some of Saddam’s nuclear weapons to sell you!
The StratCom center in Riga is the third such center in the Baltic States. Previously, a NATO Cyber Security Centre opened in Estonia and the NATO Energy Security Center set up an office in Lithuania.
The StratCom center based in Riga is part of NATO’s military structure. It has a status of international military organization. Its task is to develop NATO’s strategic communications capabilities within the Alliance and conduct research and experimentation to find practical solutions to existing challenges.
On Thursday, August 20 the grouping of pro-Kiev armed units in eastern Ukraine totaled 90,000 men and officers, 450 tanks, 203 salvo artillery units, and five Tochka-U missile complexes, Eduard Basurin, a top official at the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic told the Donetsk News Agency. The troops are concentrated in four sectors – Mariupol, Donetsk, Debaltsevo, and Luhansk.
“A total of five separate mechanized brigades, two separate tanks brigades, and air mobile brigade, an artillery brigade, and a salvo system brigade have been deployed … to advance to Mariupol,” the official, Eduard Basurin said. “All in all, this grouping has 22,500 men and officers, more than 130 tanks, more than 560 armored cars, fifty-five salvo artillery units, about 200 artillery guns and mortars, and about 720 antitank weapons.”
European delegation source says Normandy Four meeting ended with no result http://tass.ru/en/world/815607
United Kingdom — The Northamptonshire police force has announced it will strip officers of the right to stop and search individuals if officers are deemed to have abused the law enforcement tactic. Police officers will be given “three strikes” on stop and search “errors” before their powers are withdrawn, according to the Northampton Chronicle. The panel has already stripped the power from three special constables, two regular constables, and three sergeants since last October. Six of the nine have since had their powers reinstated after further training.
More than 100 trucks have delivered more than 1,000 tons of humanitarian cargoes to Donbas today, including food (pasta, flour, sugar, tea, cooking oil and canned products), medicine and necessities. This is the 36th humanitarian convoy since August 2014
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has conducted about 300 humanitarian operations abroad over the past 20 years, providing aid to nearly 140 countries of the world, the ministry’s press service said on Wednesday on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, marked every August 19. http://tass.ru/en/russia/815141
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been ordered by a federal judge to provide information on its secretive mass surveillance program to a human rights group. Human Rights Watch (HRW), with legal help from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), sued the DEA and other federal agencies to stop the collecting of data on international phone calls made by Americans to overseas parties—a form of unauthorized surveillance that the DEA quietly performed for two decades, according to EFF.
“So you know there are times when after the procedure is done that the heart is still beating.”
The words are from Ben Van Handel, the executive director of Novogenix Laboraties, which works with Planned Parenthood to take organs from the bodies of infants terminated through abortion and resell them.
The chilling confirmation that infants sometimes not only are delivered “intact” but alive came in the seventh video released by the Center for Medical Progress.
Russian, North Korean deputy FMs discuss situation on Korean peninsula:
“The sides exchanged opinions on a range of pressing aspects of bilateral relations, as well as on the current situation on the Korean peninsula,” the ministry said.
Maria Zakharova, the official spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said earlier exchange of artillery fire between the North Korean and South Korean forces “cannot but cause alarm.”
“It’s important for them to stay away from any actions prone with aggravating the situation and particularly to avoid the use of firearms.”
A federal lawsuit is demanding that Costco label much of the shrimp it sells as the product of human slavery.
The lawsuit, which also wants Costco to stop buying shrimp from its suppliers in Thailand, was filed in California. It alleges that Costco is deceiving customers by not including an advisory about slavery on product packaging.
The plaintiffs claim that the United Nations and the U.S. State Department have established that Thai shrimp producers depend on slave labor.
But don’t you DARE label anything that has GMO in it!!!!!!
China “inherently presents a fundamental challenge to American strategy”, “a much subtler problem than that of the Soviet Union,” a patriarch of American foreign policy, Henry Kissinger, said in an interview with the National Interest magazine.
Dismissing a notion that the US had itself created a Frankenstein by ‘creating the opening to China’, the former secretary of state said: “A country that has had three thousand years of dominating its region can be said to have an inherent reality”.
“The alternative would have been to keep China permanently subdued in collusion with the Soviet Union, and therefore making the Soviet Union-already an advanced nuclear country-the dominant country of Eurasia with American connivance,” he noted.
“But China inherently presents a fundamental challenge to American strategy,” he said in the interview.
Immigration attorney Kyle Barella is pleased that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump brought the “anchor baby” discussion to the forefront, as Barella said this has become a big money business for companies that provide wealthy foreign mothers neonatal and delivery services in the United States, so their child can become a U.S. citizen.
Barella, founder of Barella Law, explained exclusively to Breitbart News that the birth right citizenship law – although legal – is being abused by these companies. According to Barella, poor pregnant immigrant mothers coming across the southern border aren’t the ones being targeted, but rather the companies are targeting wealthy foreigners from countries such as China and Russia, at times making $99,000 dollars per sale.
A funny thing happened on the way to global governance. Just when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was supposed to move one step closer to world corporatocracy, it stumbled over nationalism and fell. It may soon rise up again—all too soon—but the world’s plutocrats took a pace backward in failing to reach agreement on the final text of the proposed “free trade” treaty at the end of July in Lahaina, Hawaii.
It’s an American tradition to limit the power of government to protect the people from its excesses. Yet the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) takes that concept in the wrong direction, as it would, in a very dramatic and possibly permanent way, limit government by putting corporations in charge. As a result, the 12 governments that have signed onto the TPP would see their powers limited—but according to the designs of transnational banks and other corporations that have replaced the people as the real constituents.
Is Monsanto the most evil corporation in the world? Many people say “yes.”
By a vote of 275 to 150, the United States House of Representatives passed on July 22, H.R. 1599, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015,” known to many as the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act.
Sponsored by Michael Richard Pompeo (R-Kan.), the DARK Act is so named because the legislation keeps consumers in the dark about which foods are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), preempts state efforts to mandate GMO labeling laws and creates a voluntary scheme tilted toward big agriculture’s interests. The DARK act also prohibits states and localities from banning GMO crops, as reported in this newspaper.
A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework, her family says.
In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by stating:
“Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country.”
This understanding was reaffirmed by Senator Edward Cowan, who stated:
“[A foreigner in the United States] has a right to the protection of the laws; but he is not a citizen in the ordinary acceptance of the word…”
So under the original intent of the 14th Amendment, foreigners cannot sneak into the nation, pop out a baby, and have that baby be a citizen. Trump does not need to change the Constitution, he just needs to enforce
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Don’t you know who I am?’ How Hillary’s ‘arrogant’ aide Huma Abedin – now in the crosshairs of Servergate – tried to force her way past Secret Service agents without ID and expected them to carry her luggage
When it comes to arrogance, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s longtime top aide, and her presidential candidate boss are two peas in a pod, according to Secret Service agents.
For that reason, it’s not surprising that the FBI investigation of Hillary’s use of classified emails reportedly got a jump start after uncovering highly classified emails sent by Abedin and another Clinton aide.
Yesterday, it was revealed that State Department BlackBerry devices issued to the former Secretary of State’s aides Cheryl Mills and Abedin, 39, have likely been destroyed or sold off, the department said in a court filing.
The rapid police suppression of this minor protest in St. Louis reveals the advanced state of decay of democratic rights in the United States. When a crowd gathers to express anger and protest, the response of the state is increasingly to send in heavily armed, militarized police to intimidate protesters and quell social opposition.
As a Christian pacifist who abhors violence, I am watching in great alarm as minor protests get escalated, generally by police violence. As long as a protest remains peaceful, the police do not, Constitutionally, have a legal right to intervene.
It is painfully clear that the underlying problems of poverty, drugs, and crime, have not been dealt with by city and country officials in St. Louis at all, one year after the shooting of Kajieme Powell.
I would like to hope that the leadership of all faith communities, churches, synagogues, and mosques in St. Louis come together to create some meaningful dialogue with police, and develop a better sense of trust.
I would also like to encourage the leadership of all faith communities to come together to create a public/private partnership for education in jobs which cannot be outsourced to the cheapest international pools of labor (as has most manufacturing).
Anyone employed by the state who was stupid enough to join this site should by now realize that this whole hacking affair was a staged exercise in mass entrapment, and blackmail. The media are making a big deal about how this hack is somehow a “goldmine” for cyber criminals, but do not dare mention what this kind of information could do in the hands of the deep state via covert agencies like the NSA, the FBI or the CIA, Canada’s CSIS, or overseas spook houses like Britain’s MI5, or Israel’s Mossad.
North Korea fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts — and South Korea fired back, officials said.
As the economic and political systems continue to crumble and collapse in Greece, a district in Athens is growing in strength and independence after large numbers of individuals began to keep the government out and empower their own community.
A number of trucks have crossed Iskenderun and al-Salib border crossings over the last two nights into Lattakia and Idlib provinces, the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper said citing the Turkish opposition media reports.
It wrote that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also ordered blackouts in the border towns to facilitate the smuggling of the weapons into Syria.
Turkey is a key backer of the terrorists who fight against the Syrian people and the government of President Assad.
The way to see that picture of one central controlling financial octopus slithering down through history with backroom bribes and secret assassinations is to take the core syllabus of Eustace Mullins and Archibald Maule Ramsay, edit it, and lay it out like an outline.
1645: Portuguese Jewish bankers in Holland Solomon de Medina and Fernando Carvajal secretly fund Oliver Cromwell to readmit the Jews to England, where they had been banished for loansharking for almost 400 years. This drama leads to the killing of the king, the debauching of Ireland, and the capture of the British treasury by the Jews, which is why the [Rothschild] City of London is the power center of the world today.
Young African-Americans facing heavily armed police in the streets of Baltimore and Ferguson over the past year have compared their situation to that of Palestinians under Israeli fire, telling reporters that their conditions were “like Gaza.” On Tuesday, black racial-justice activists took the comparison a step further, issuing a statement linking their cause with that of Palestinians, and putting their weight behind the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
And here is where having Israeli companies train the American police to treat Americans the way the IDF treats the Palestinians backfires!
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned Saudi Arabia’s latest deadly airstrike on a teachers’ office in the northwestern Yemeni province of Amran, describing the attack as an act of bloodshed.
The International Atomic Energy Association said Thursday that it was satisfied by the access its inspectors would receive to the Parchin military site, where the Iranians are suspected of experimenting with components to create a nuclear bomb.
It should be remembered that when Iraq was undergoing inspections, the American inspectors were accused of planting traces of weapons-grade uranium on the Iraqi sites. The other inspectors demanded the reference samples the Americans had to see if they were identical, and the Americans promptly destroyed their reference samples.
From selling Californians their own water at high costs during the worst drought in history to donating millions to fight GMO labeling through the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Big Food company Nestle is becoming despised more every day. Now, the company’s latest indiscretion has gotten them in trouble with the Indian Government.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Wednesday that emails on the private server she used when she was secretary of state contained material that is now classified, the clearest explanation thus far of an issue that has roiled her bid for the presidency.
At the same time, the campaign sought to play down the disclosure by saying the material had been retroactively classified out of an abundance of caution by U.S. intelligence agencies.
“She was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified,” said Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.
Now here is a real problem for Hillary. When information becomes classified, those people known to be officially in possession of that information are notified of the change in status. So either Hillary ignored the change of status, or had copies of the information outside normal channels.
Another point; much if not most of the information the Secretary of State deals with is classified. When Hillary set up her own server, there is no way she could assume no classified information would not land on it. So, weak security, NO encryption, set up by as company not cleared by DSS, both management and the company itself in serious legal trouble.
And, while Hillary may try to deflect the scandal by saying the information was not classified when she received it (unlikely) it certainly was classified when it was deleted, by Hillary personnel without the necessary security clearances to destroy classified information.
One more point. Nobody is going to believe that the United States Secretary of State isn’t handling classified material. That is why Hillary has the security clearance, after all. So, if Hillary did not use her private email server to handle classified information … what server DID she use for classified material? Certainly none provided for her use by the US Government!
The U.S. knows the Saudi government has employed cluster bombs in its ongoing war against Shiite Muslim rebels in neighboring Yemen, but has done little if anything to stop the use of the indiscriminate and deadly weapons during what has become a human rights catastrophe in one of the Arab world’s poorest countries.
With watchdog groups warning of war crimes and attacks striking civilians in Yemen, the Pentagon declined to comment publicly on whether it has discussed cluster bombs with Saudi Arabia or encouraged its military to cease using them, deferring all such questions to the State Department. But a Pentagon official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, tells U.S. News “the U.S. is aware that Saudi Arabia has used cluster munitions in Yemen.”
Cluster bombs do such a magnificent job of ripping infants and toddlers apart with deadly dispatch.
It is painfully obvious that the Saudi government and military, and the US government, which allowed the Saudis to buy these weapons, collectively, have the morals of a trout, to be deploying this weapon in Yemen.
As reported at motherjones.com in June of this year:
On April 29, three adults and a child came across some fist-sized canisters on the ground outside of Baqim, a Yemeni town controlled by Houthi rebels. To the 10-year-old boy among them, they “looked like toys.” Out of curiosity, they picked up the cannisters, which then exploded. All four were injured; a nurse told Human Rights Watch that the child was wounded in the stomach, and one of the adults received injuries to his face, torso, thigh, and crotch. Considering the kind of damage that cluster-bomb submunitions can cause, they’re lucky to still be alive. Fighter jets from the Saudi Arabia-led coalition have been carrying out strikes against Houthi rebels since late March, when Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled the country. Now, according to two recent Human Rights Watch investigations, they are also using cluster munitions, some supplied by the United States. The first HRW report was published on the heels of mounting concern over the growing toll of civilian casualties from the air campaign—more than 1,800 people have been killed as of late May; at least 135 of them were children. The second report found evidence that US-supplied cluster munitions deployed near populated areas are harming civilians. Here’s a look at why American cluster bombs, which have been banned by more than 100 countries, are being used in Yemen. Which US cluster bombs are being using in Yemen? Of the three types of cluster munitions identified recently in Yemen, two were manufactured in the United States and supplied by the US government. The notorious BLU-97, dubbed “Yellow Killers” for their high failure rate, were supplied to Saudi Arabia in the early ’90s and have been dropped by Saudi-led forces in Yemen’s Saada Province. The other type is the CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon, manufactured by Textron Systems Corporation. The CBU-105’s 10 submunitions each contain four “skeets.” “Those are the things that actually go boom,” says Goose. In 2013, Textron landed a controversial $641 million contract to produce 1,300 of the cluster bombs for Saudi Arabia. While the CBU-105 is banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions, US law allows its export.
So let me get this straight: these cluster bombs are courtesy …. of the US government’s allowing them to be sold for export?!?
Since announcing his campaign in late June, Donald Trump has quickly leapt to the top of the Republican field, leading recent polls nationally, in Iowa and in New Hampshire. And now, for the first time in CNN/ORC polling, his gains among the Republican Party have boosted him enough to be competitive in the general election.
Biden is running about equal or better with Clinton in head-to-head matchups with potential Republican challengers in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. And his underlying numbers could put him in better position than Clinton heading into the general election.
Not bad for a guy who isn’t officially a candidate yet!
In hypothetical pairings, he performs as well or better than Clinton against the top GOP candidates.
The alternative press has noted for months that Israel is supporting jihadis in Syria. But Israel has consistently denied these allegations … until now.
The Times of Israel reported 3 weeks ago:
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that Israel has been providing aid to Syrian rebels, thus keeping the Druze in Syria out of immediate danger. Israeli officials have previously balked at confirming on the record that the country has been helping forces that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.
“We’ve assisted them under two conditions”, Ya’alon said of the Israeli medical aid to the Syrian rebels, some of whom are presumably fighting with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. “That they don’t get too close to the border, and that they don’t touch the Druze.”
Al Nusra is Al Qaeda, and closely affiliated with ISIS. And remember, there have never been any “moderate Syrian rebels” … only Islamic Sunni jihadis.
The Moroccan government has condemned what it describes as Israel’s attempts to Judaise Jerusalem and encourage illegal Jewish settlements across the occupied territories.
Speaking to reporters after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting in Rabat, government spokesman and Minister of Communications Mustapha Al-Khalfi said that Morocco regards such attempts as the “fragmentation” of Arab and Islamic identity in the city.
“Work is underway within the Arab League,” he explained, “and in coordination with the Islamic countries to crystallise positions to stand up to these exercises and put in place a process that ensures support for the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and enables them to regain their legitimate rights.”
The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Ertharin Cousin, head of the U.N.’s World Food Program, said that while some food aid is flowing in, fighting around major ports is stalling deliveries, while reaching the country’s interior is proving difficult and donor funding is still falling short.
“If we do not receive the additional access that is required to meet the needs of those who are affected by this ongoing conflict, if we cannot support the commercial markets by ensuring that the ports are open and providing food to ensure that those who have resources can buy the food that is necessary, and if we do not see increased donor support, we are facing the perfect storm in Yemen,” she told reporters in Cairo.
This is precisely the situation the US government wanted to see happen, as collective punishment, meted out by their militarily enabled “friends”, the Saudi military, for the people of Yemen.
Does anyone out there happen to remember how many names were on the ballot when Al-Hadi was elected?!? Only one; his.
The Yemenite people got tired of their corrupt, western-centric dictator, and threw him out; the US government wants him back, and are having women, children, and the medically fragile assassinated by Saudi troops.
I would like to politely remind both the US government and the House of Saud that these actions are considered war crimes, by international law.
What the US government and the Saudis have managed to accomplish here, is to make a negotiated settlement between the Houthis and the Yemenite government in exile completely impossible.
“Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.” — Mark Twain
A recent article from the Australian media outlet SBS showing how Scientism is psychologically identical to religion or other forms of ideological extremism and dogma has some interesting implications regarding the supporters of police and the state. Before I make that connection, take a look at what the article had to say about the psychological roots of extremism.
Greek leader Alexis Tsipras will make an announcement on 20 August where he will call snap elections towards the end of September and unconfirmed reports say he will resign to re-establish confidence in his Syriza party.
Hunger striker Allan re-enters coma, in critical condition
American Apparel has “substantial doubt” it will stay in business, the company said Monday.
The clothing brand has been struggling for some time, and news it’s nearing collapse came as American Apparel (APP) reported a net loss of $19.4 million for last quarter.
Comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight John Oliver slammed televangelists on Sunday for their greed and extortion as they enjoy mass wealth as a result. To mock the government’s absence of regulation, Oliver started his own church, called “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption,” naming himself “megapstor” and CEO.
Looks like Oliver struck a nerve. On Wednesday, Christian minister Jennifer LeClaire said Oliver shouldn’t “mock what you don’t understand,” calling him a “false reverend.”
Memo to Reverend LeClaire: John Oliver understood precisely what he was doing, and was simply acting. Mike and I saw the bit, and both of us laughed so hard it was almost difficult to stop.
Here’s the thing; I am part of a Christian Methodist community which does a tremendous amount of positive outreach, both inside, and outside of the community.
I know, when I contribute, where the money goes, because we have financial accountability, and a Director of Finances, and all the information is very publicly reviewed in committee, so that people know where the money has been spent.
But I would guess, for some the predatory vultures among the clergy, that there are two sets of books; one for public consumption, and one very private set of books which demonstrates the level of personal, and financial comfort they enjoy by taking money from the people who can least afford it.
This is absolutely so morally wrong that I almost do not know where to begin.
What responsible churches would do with those megafunds might be to build a community back up, through programs like food distribution for the food insecure; providing a safe place for teens to hang out and do homework, to keep them out of the clutches of gangs; well child care; educational supplementation for those having a hard time in school because they do not speak English at home; and providing scholarships for worthy students headed off to college or trade school.
A horrific new video released by the Center for Medical Progress details the story of former procurement technician Holly O’Donnell who witnessed the harvesting of organs in an intact late-term fetus aborted at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.
Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran during a visit to Iran by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond due to start on Sunday, an Iranian foreign ministry official told AFP.
Israel’s whores in Congress stall the US part in the P5+1, and the rest of the world moves forward making deals.
26 Jewish leaders are running an ad in the New York Times today supporting the Iran deal:
According to the leading western polling agencies (WIN/Gallup International), the prize for “greatest threat” is won by the United States. The rest of the world regards it as the gravest threat to world peace by a large margin. In second place, far below, is Pakistan, its ranking probably inflated by the Indian vote. Iran is ranked below those two, along with China, Israel, North Korea, and Afghanistan.
I fear that fifty years form now, the world will view the stars and stripes with the same revulsion that our generation viewed the Swastika!
Israel’s military says four rockets fired from Syria have hit northern Israel but caused no injuries.
The military would not elaborate on the Thursday afternoon attack. In northern Galilee, sirens wailed in warning of the incoming attack.
Israeli media said the rockets landed in an open field and broadcast footage showing small fires reportedly sparked by the rockets.
Anyone here stupid enough to believe that Syria would invite an Israeli invasion by firing rockets into Israel … then not aim those rockets at anything important? Because if you are that stupid, I have some of Saddam’s nuclear weapons to sell you!
Taking a position to the right of even the declared statements of rightwing Israeli ministers who have argued for the annexation of parts of the West Bank, Huckabee, an evangelical Christian who has visited Israel dozens of times, repeated his comments made in Shilo that the West Bank was part of Israel, adding that Israel should be free to expand there.
“I think it is very important that as Americans we show support for Israelis in their capacity to build their neighbourhoods in their own country,” he said.
Note: He is a republican candidate for president and a popular spiritual leader. AMEN!!
At this point, it almost feels like kicking someone while he’s down. Jeb Bush can’t even stand up to Donald Trump, let alone his own growing series of scandals.
In the latest revelation from David Sirota and team at International Business Daily, we learn that:
For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida’s money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses.
Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from this political dynasty.
They are all about the money; and the people they hurt through their shenanigans can simply go to hell.
IF you want a President who will not give a damn about any of you, but only about his wealthy cronies, please continue to support this crook in his campaign.
Work is in progress in Belarus on strengthening the security of the Ukrainian sector of the state border to counter the penetration of criminals from the adjacent territory, spokesman for the Belarusian State Border Committee Alexander Tischenko told TASS on Thursday.
“These measures will be directed not against Ukraine as a country but against the criminal elements and schemes that emerged due to the difficult socio-economic situation in the neighboring country,” he said.
Ukraine’s State Border Service connected to Interpol database http://tass.ru/en/world/815508
While Monsanto played God during the 1990s, the Clinton Administration had its back — a policy consistent with its corporate-friendly approach to environmental issues. When, for example, the French balked at allowing GMO corn into their country, the president, the secretary of state, the national-security adviser, and assorted U.S. senators pleaded Monsanto’s cause.
Imagine my absolute (absence) of surprise.
“We have repeatedly made efforts to release our military servicemen from captivity. We handed over to the Ukrainian side the list of Ukrainian prisoners-of-war with the suggestions on prisoner exchanges three times within the past four weeks. However, all our initiatives face hurdles, which leads to the disruption of the prisoner swap process,” Colonel Igor Yashchenko said.
He noted that every time a Ukrainian prisoners-of-war was brought to an appointed place where the exchange was to take place, the Ukrainian side refused to implement the agreements without providing any explanations. The latest unsuccessful attempt to exchange prisoners was made on August 17.
“One gets the impression that the Ukrainian authorities care little about the fate of Ukrainian prisoners-of-war and that they are engaged in some obscure game causing a delay in the exchange process,” the colonel said.
“Twenty-five artillery shells were fired on the territory of the republic [by Ukrainian forces], as well as 50 mines of 82mm and 120mm caliber,” the defense ministry said.
The Petrovsky district’s administration said earlier that one civilian was injured in the nightly shellings.
President Clinton said in a letter to Congress that the transfer would not harm national security or significantly improve China’s military capability in space. The President was required under a 1998 law to certify that all such technology exports are in the national interest.
The certification was the first such notice to Congress under the law, which was passed in the aftermath of a Congressional uproar last year over the transfer of sensitive missile technology to China.
Mr. Clinton’s notification also follows by less than a week the release of a report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which concluded that lax monitoring of the launching of American-made satellites aboard Chinese rockets had enhanced the accuracy of China’s ballistic missile arsenal.
As Judicial Watch later uncovered, the Clintons were well rewarded for allowing China access to this technology, repaid with campaign donations funneled in through people like John Huang, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.
What if Hillary’s weak server was their delivery system for more sold secrets, a far better solution than having to tape packages of documents underneath a bridge (Robert Hanssen’s preferred method).
Before the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban had almost entirely shut down poppy production in Afghanistan. After 14 years of US occupation, Afghanistan now produces 90% of the heroin in the world.
“The Russian-Guinean hospital in the Kindia Region [western Guinea] has treated 96 Ebola-infected patients, the numbers of successfully recovered exceed 70%,” Rospotrebnadzor said.
The work of the Russian medical team, started last August, was highly evaluated by the World Health Organization and the anti-Ebola committee in Guinea.
Russian Ebola vaccine prepared for human trials http://tass.ru/en/russia/815164
The American embassy in Ukraine: “US citizens are prohibited by law from providing services to the territory of Crimea,” the embassy said.
“Russian organizers will hold a Koktebel Jazz Party August 28-30 in Crimea. Crimea remains Ukrainian territory and this event is being conducted without the permission of the Government of Ukraine,” the embassy said.
The embassy reminded US citizens of “broad sanctions on activity in Crimea.”
The Koktebel Jazz Party international music festival will be held in Koktebel, a popular resort in Crimea’s east, for the 13th time. The festival’s box office revenues will be spent on the development of Crimean cultural sites, organisers said.
“Information has been received about the plan of forthcoming actions by the Ukrainian army from a source in the Ukrainian General Staff and, no matter how strange this may seem, there are still true officers there who do not want to fight against their own people,” Basurin said at a briefing in the press center of the Donetsk News Agency.
“Kiev plans to deliver two converging blows in the direction of the settlement of Uspenka to defeat the DPR and advance to the border with Russia to eventually prevent civilians from reaching the Russian territory,” Basurin said.
“Along with this, two groupings [of Kiev’s forces] are intended to launch an offensive in the Donetsk direction north and south of Donetsk towards Ilovaisk, close the circle around the republic’s capital and encircle the city,” the spokesman said.
“Decentralization of power and delegation of authority to local governments will be the key issue at the extraordinary session,” Poroshenko said, adding that discussions would also focus on plans to lift parliamentary and judicial immunity alongside judicial amendments to the country’s constitution.
The president expressed confidence that the Verkhovna Rada would support the proposed constitutional changes.
One person after another – now it’s three four callers – were revealing stuff that there are extraordinary procedural requirements and systems that protect the top secret emails.
It’s difficult for me to regurgitate what the callers said, but Hillary has broken major laws to be able to send or receive the emails that she sent and received.
It’s literally impossible for non secure email accounts to send emails to the top secret rooms where those top secret emails must go when being sent or received.
So the Pentagon would be unable to send a satellite photo to her nonsecure email account nor could it receive one from a nonsecure email account.
They said it would take putting the emails on a thumb drive or the equivalent to remove it from the secure room. I got the impression that doing so was highly illegal.
The web of investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server that held classified information and her inner circle’s dealings is being hampered by revelations that their computer devices have been wiped clean or destroyed — despite the Democratic presidential candidate claiming earlier this week she doesn’t know “how it works digitally at all.”
Scores of high-level American military leaders support the Iran deal. For example, the following 35 military officials – from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps – signed a letter urging support for the deal:
The US said Tuesday it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine.
Nearly 5,000 soldiers from 11 Nato allies are taking part in four weeks of “simultaneous multinational airborne operations” across Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania that began on Saturday, the US army said in a statement.
“Swift Response 15 is the largest Allied airborne training event on the continent since the end of the Cold War,” according to the statement from the US army in Grafenwohr in southern Germany.
Experts from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health assessed three southwestern Pennsylvania counties, reviewing more than 15,000 birth records from 2007 through 2010. These dates are significant, as they highlight the potential problems behind UGDs; prior to 2007, just 44 wells were drilled in the studied areas. From 2007 to 2010, the number grew to a whopping 2,864 wells, which begs the question of how the technology may be affecting those living nearby. The study included four groups based on “the number and proximity of wells within a 10-mile radius of the mothers’ homes,” according to the study’s press release.(1)
The results, which were published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that mothers who were in the top well-to-residence proximity group — with at least six wells per mile — were 34 percent more likely to have babies of a lower birth weight than mothers who lived in areas in the bottom 25 percent.
Senator Rand Paul introduced the “Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid Act of 2015” on Wednesday, which would halt U.S. aid to Palestinians, until they withdraw their request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), in order to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
“Don’t you understand? You are NOT allowed to take Israel to court, no matter what they do! Israel is above the law! Israel told me so. They write it on the back of that last campaign check and I believe them.” — Bland Paul
Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. See ashley madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95% of actual users are male. Chances are your man signed up on the world’s biggest affair site, but never had one. He just tried to. If that distinction matters.”
This is so funny! I would love to see a statistical breakdown of the data; how many are Republican or Christian, for example.
Do YOU trust your partner? Millions of suspicious spouses crash websites set up to find names of Ashley Madison ‘cheaters’ as map reveals locations of men and women registered with the adultery website
Millions of panicked Ashley Madison members and their suspicious spouses have crashed websites hosting the ‘cheat sheet’ of 37million users worldwide including more than a million Britons.
Several searchable databases of names and sexual fantasies linked the data hack had to shut down within minutes of going live because they could not cope with demand, MailOnline can reveal.
A series of world maps plotting where the Ashley Madison members live have also been plotted and posted online.
Jerusalem (AFP) – US presidential contender Mike Huckabee said during a visit to Jerusalem on Wednesday that he did not consider the West Bank occupied by Israel — a stand sharply at odds with much of the world.
The Republican and Baptist minister, a regular visitor to Israel, attended a fundraiser for his campaign on Tuesday at a Jewish settlement in the Palestinian territory.
Relations between North and South Korea are tenser than usual at the moment in the wake of a land mine incident this month. Two South Korean troops were hit by a primitive landmine explosion, with Seoul blaming Pyongyang, an accusation the North denied. Mounting propaganda loudspeakers along the borders was the South’s response to the incident.
Turkey is rapidly descending into chaos on all fronts. With the lira in free fall and the politically-motivated violence escalating, one prominent lawmaker is calling for martial law ahead of new elections which could plunge the country further into civil war.
The Curiosity Rover has found the wettest patch of ground it’s yet observed on Mars.
The nuclear-powered laser-packing space tank has spent the last week or so in the “Marias Pass” region where it unleashed its drill to turn parts of a rock named “Buckskin” to powder.
That powder’s since been subjected to analysis by Curiosity’s Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument, which has found that “The ground about 1 meter beneath the rover in this area holds three or four times as much water as the ground anywhere else Curiosity has driven during its three years on Mars,” according to DAN principal investigator Igor Mitrofanov.
So much water, that DAN spotted an interesting result in passive mode. Curiosity’s drivers therefore rolled the rover back over the wet patch to let DAN do a proper job.