News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Facts are not racist.” — Stefan Molyneaux
The facts are that in Australia today, no Defence Force member, no Veteran, no ex Service member, no War Widow and none of their kids can rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs to keep their confidential medical documents safe and secure, away from prying public eyes. This is the situation as you read this. The buck stops with DVA Minister Senator Ronaldson. This DVA Minister is so elitist, so arrogant and so irresponsible that he refuses to answer correspondence on the leaks of medical documents and refuses to plug the holes. To allow such a situation to continue while sending more young Australians off to war is political treachery and treason.
UPDATE 3 NOVEMBER 2014-11-03
Finally I have received a surface mail letter from the Australian Veterans Affairs Minister Sen Ronaldson, via my local member Michelle Landry, Liberal Capricornia.
The letter contains just what I expected.
It is the usual spin filled propaganda sheet, which attempts to lay the blame at my feet for the late response, which uses the department of Veterans Affairs as the Minister’s scapegoat and which pulls out all stops to deny any Ministerial responsibility and government responsibility for securing the private medical documents of Veterans which are held by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In other words, we once again see a politician throwing something in the too hard basket and laying the responsibility for the security of Veterans private medical documents anywhere but with the responsible Minister and government.
I made it clear in my original Ministerial email that DVA Queensland had conducted an investigation into the publication of my medical documents and that they found no leaks from their staff, which I fullt accepted, yet Minister Ronaldson has implemented another DVA internal investigation to conclude what I had already reported publicly.
The ultimate responsibility for the security of all Veterans DVA medical documents rests with the government and the Minister via Legislation and Regulation. The Law must be changed, and Regulations implemented, which give DVA the authority to enforce the Privacy Law.
The fault and responsibility is a governmental one. DVA can act only within the Law as it stands, and as it is made by the government and Parliament.
Sen Ronaldson, you are betraying the privacy of all War veterans, Defence Force members, ex Service members, War widows and their children. For example, kids and Defence Force members using the VVCS [Veterans and Veterans families counselling service ] for counselling cannot be guaranteed their privacy under current Law.
You, Minister, are shirking your responsibility. You have a duty of care to all of us.
The Australian government has plenty of money for war, but says it doesn’t have enough money for fair war Veterans pensions.
The official estimate of the cost of the new Iraq war to Australian taxpayers is currently $500 million a year, and this will increase as time goes by. PM Abbott is now talking about deploying Australian combat ground Troops to Iraq. This will cost much, much more. Additionally, the government can find an additional $630 mil to upgrade our security organisations at home, which have been keeping the country safe for years on the budget they have as it is without any major increase.
Additionally the government intends to give millionaires $50,000 to have a baby and will be spending hundreds of millions extra for the Antarctic station.
When it comes to balancing the budget the government is forcing the small end of town to cop the bill and is leaving the big end of town alone.
During Question Time on Wed 1 Oct 2014 in the Australian House of LiaRepresentatives, PM Tony Abbott once again lied in response to a question about why the government plans to reduce war Veterans pensions from 2017. The government plans to change the method of indexation of war Veterans pensions from 2017 onwards which will see the dollar value and purchasing power of Veterans pensions reduce over time, yet Abbott denied this is true last Wednesday, and during his denial he once again distorted the facts and lied as he ran for cover while trying to defend this treachery. On top of this Abbott compared war Veterans pensions to the Family Tax Benefit when he said if it was good enough for the FTB to be indexed to the CPI alone, then it was good for all social security recipients. Abbott consistently likens war Veteran pensions, and the pensions of Defence Force members, war widows, ex service member and their kids to social security pensions. Veterans pensioners under Veteran Law are NOT social security recipients. Veterans are covered under special legislation which recognises their unique service to the Nation, and have been so recognised since 1916.
BUT, no money for fair Veterans pensions and fair wages for the Armed Forces of Australia………………KT
Pope Saint John Paul II on “The Propaganda Machine, Widespread Use Of Another Deadly Instrument Of War”
It’s not often noted that that a famous Catholic canonized saint gave speeches decrying war propaganda, which, as he put it, is “directed especially to the young.” Pope John Paul II was Canonized on 4/27/14. While Pontiff, he delivered a strong rebuke of “stifling of all freedom through police control and the psychological conditioning resulting from the unilateral use of the media.” The pope began “totalitarianism destroys fundamental human freedoms and tramples upon human rights.
Anyone wishing to see just how shocking the behaviour of our “child protection” system can be should watch an utterly chilling video on YouTube (see below: “Kidnap of children from their mother by Dutch social services…”). It shows 11-year-old twins screaming in protest as they are seized by social workers and carried off by a mob of policemen, from the loving home they have now not seen for nearly three years.
Historic Westminster child abuse and murder claims ‘only tip of the iceberg’ in scandal, Theresa May warns
Revelations that politicians allegedly murdered and raped young boys is “only the tip of the iceberg” in the Westminster historic child abuse scandal, Theresa May has warned.
The Home Secretary expressed dismay that institutions designed to protect children failed in the past and said she was determined to bring those guilty to justice, whatever their position.
The Home Secretary expressed dismay that institutions designed to protect children failed in the past and said she was determined to bring those guilty to justice, whatever their position.
How many dual Australian/Israeli citizens are in the Israeli Defence Force at the moment? The Australian government policy to cancel the passports of Australian passport holding citizens fighting in Syria and Iraq is the right move. However, the same must apply to Australian citizens with passports fighting in the IDF. What is good for the goose, is also good for the gander…………..KT
Was this Israeli Defence Force member an Australian citizen?
A sophisticated and compelling analysis of video and other evidence has pinpointed the Israeli occupation soldier who shot and killed seventeen-year-old Nadim Siam Nuwara six months ago.
The video in question was posted by Fox News yesterday and has had over a half a million hits already …. It might have been meant as a joke but proves one thing, zionism is not funny!
Help spread it … post it wherever possible, email it to your friends.
The world financial and banking systems are founded on a fiat currency system, where currency is literally created out of thin air. There have been countless currencies in the history of the world, and NOT ONE has ever survived long term. What makes the bankers and politicians think, or try to convince the people, that the modern currency system will break the set?………………KT
The Astonishing Rise of Central Bank Fear: Anyone Who Looks At Central Bankers Speak Can Sense The Fear Behind Their Absurd Bravado, And The Dishonesty Of Their Public Confidence.
Dear old Mother Britain. Still a class ridden society. It is puzzling just how the hard working British people have put up with this rotten system for over a 1,000 years……….KT
Paedophile orgies in luxury flats and claims three boys were murdered by VIPs: Special report into the growing stench of a cover-up by the Establishment
The claim was as clear as it was chilling: behind the genteel façade of one of London’s most famous apartment blocks, children faced abuse on an industrial scale.
Every weekend, groups of vulnerable boys from local care homes were being smuggled to an address in Dolphin Square, Pimlico. There, after being plied with alcohol, they suffered sickening sexual assaults.
The paedophile ring orchestrating these crimes had, over time, come to believe it enjoyed immunity, a whistle-blower told police at the time.
After all, members were said to include a cross-section of Britain’s most influential politicians.
Two retired detectives have reportedly backed claims that young boys were murdered by politicians at paedophile orgies.
The claims, said to be in new written statements handed to the Metropolitan Police, have emerged just a week after a witness called ‘Nick’ claimed he saw a Tory MP throttle a 12-year-old boy to death.
Scotland Yard has already confirmed it is examining a ‘possible homicide’ committed 30 years ago by a paedophile ring whose ranks included senior Establishment figures.
The revelation came as the Home Secretary Theresa May admitted the recent spate of child abuse allegations were only the ‘tip of the iceberg’.
Fruitful cooperation between the Russian and US crews at the International Space Station should become a template for relations between Moscow and Washington, cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev told RT as a new mission prepares to head to the ISS on Sunday.
The Fed Just Acknowledged Its Too Big To Jail Policy: The federal government until recently shielded big banks from criminal prosecution out of concern that convictions may damage the financial system
The federal government until recently shielded big banks from criminal prosecution out of concern that convictions may damage the financial system, a top Federal Reserve official said Friday, explicitly acknowledging a policy long denied by the Obama administration.
The aggressive stop-and-frisk laws that were supposed to make citizens safer might not have been as effective as people thought.
For the past two years, the media have depicted the stop-and-frisk laws as necessary to save black and Hispanic lives.
The warmonger in Chief………………KT
Another “successful “ NATO bombing and regime change which Australia supported. Australia has consistently come down on the wrong side of history since the Vietnam War…………KT
The prices of some common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said.
The hearing of the Senate subcommittee on primary health and aging on Thursday was called after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings announced they were investigating why some generic drug prices have risen hundreds to thousands of percent — putting a severe strain on the pocketbooks of many people who rely on generics to reduce costs compared to brand-name drugs.
Albuquerque Police Officer Keith Sandy made headlines and sparked outrage by stating he was going to shoot and kill homeless man two hours before he did is now retiring early with full benefits to avoid internal affairs investigation
The signs pointed to the grand jury drawing near a decision as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged with a crime for fatally shooting Michael Brown.
But word leaked out Saturday that when the Missouri grand jury wrapped up its session Friday, it’s hadn’t wrapped up the case. The 12 grand jurors will meet again Monday, sources said.
People are getting antsy. Supporters of Brown’s family want to see Wilson go to trial. The officer’s supporters want him to be vindicated.
Business owners worry about their property. Officials are concerned about keeping the peace.
They are going to announce the decision the night before Thanksgiving when everyone is too busy mashing potatoes and stuffing turkeys to bother to riot,
Let’s set the record of events clear for the Ukraine. Up until a year or so ago Ukrainians were living together without widespread violence and civil war. For generations Ukraine has consisted mainly of ethnic local Ukrainians, and Russian ethnics who settled in the Ukraine generations ago. Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991. The history of Europe is a soup of changing borders, ethnic migrations, cross border breeding, political and ethnic rivalries and contested political philosophies. This has been the case for thousands of years. Recently an American backed coup de tat was staged in Ukraine where the democratically elected government was physically thrown out of office and the elected President sought asylum in Russia, where he presently resides. The result was that the current junta, led by self proclaimed President Poroshenko, declared it is the government, without going to the people. The unelected Ukrainian government was and is supported by the USA, Britain, Australia and other but not all western governments.
Ethnic Russians in the Eastern Ukraine were not happy with this coup and began rebelling and continue to do so. The East Ukrainians probably receive moral and tangible support from Russia and it is provable that the western Ukrainians receive US moral and tangible support at least, and probably British support as well.
Australia must keep its nose out of this European civil war and must call for peace and dialogue as the head of the UN Security Council. Australia must never again become embroiled in any European conflict or messy political fight. The behaviour of Australian PM Tony Abbott and the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been disgraceful since the downing of flight MH17 over the Ukraine. Abbott has been extremely wild and mischevious in his public statements and has in effect publicly called Russian President Putin a murderer and Bishop too has been hysterical and irresponsible. Both form part of a government which was elected around 10 months ago and which is way down already in the polls and the wild accusations, extreme far right statements and talk can only be seen as attempts to curry political favour at home and win back support. There will probably be some bounce in the polls for the government as it pulls at the emotional heart strings of the Australian people but this matter is not what the people will vote on in 2017, or whenever the next election is called. It maybe that we go to a double dissolution after all, using the backdrop of the tragedy of dead Australians in the Ukraine. Who know.
Finally, NOBDODY at this point in time, apart from the perpetrators, yet knows who was responsible for the downing of MH17.
The foreign ministers of the European Union discussed the situation in Ukraine and their turbulent relations with Moscow agreeing that there is no point to enhance sanctions against Russia.
“You can’t do that! I hereby sanction Europe! I sanction the whole world! You will miss us, I promise!” — Official White Horse Souse
ECB’s Constancio Says ‘Very Unlikely’ Italy Would Leave Euro. (Probability of Italy exit at highest since Mar2013.)
A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.
McCain is one sick fraud. Some of his fellow Vietnam Veterans claim he co-operated with the North Vietnamese when he was their POW , for preferential treatment. McCain has always voted against any moves to find any Americans who disappeared while being held prisoners of the North Vietnamese. He also crashed a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier which illuminates his incompetence as a fighter pilot and it was his father who helped cover up the deliberate Israeli attack on the USS Liberty during the 1967 six day war which resulted in dead and wounded American servicemen…………KT
Price inflation is a TAX. The politicians and commentators do not tell you this. It is fed by currency inflation. In other words by printing more “money”, and the more money or currency which is in circulation, the more you can be charged for goods and services. It is the old supply and demand equation………..KT
IN its long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors.
Babylonians and Persians, Greeks and Romans, Mamluks and Turks, Britons and Jordanians – to mention just a few.
The latest occupier is Israel, which conquered and annexed Jerusalem in 1967.
(I could have written “East Jerusalem” – but all of historical Jerusalem is in today’s East Jerusalem. All the other parts were built in the last 200 years by Zionist settlers, or are surrounding Arab villages which were arbitrarily joined to the huge area that is now called Jerusalem after its occupation.)
Fox is wholly owned by the Rupert Murdoch crime family…………KT
Earlier tonight FOX 28 issued a story on their website to the effect that the Grand Jury had decided to indict Darren Wilson, saying
“The grand jury investigating the shooting of Michael Brown announced their decision to indict Ferguson officer Darrien Wilson. Wilson, 28, reportedly “
But now the story which had been on this URL (a and flagged by Google Alerts) has been erased!
Jim Rickards: Here’s what I know. Russia is buying 100s of tons of gold. China buying 1000s. Americans could care less. Someone’s right, someone’s wrong
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.
AS PEOPLE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE JUSTICE, WE CONDEMN WALMART AS A CLIMATE CRIMINAL AND WE STAND SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH WALMART’S WORKERS.’
Two men have been arrested by FBI and indicted on weapons charges near St.Louis, Missouri. According to CBS news source the suspects were allegedly plotting to set off pipe bombs amid the ongoing Ferguson protests.
51 years without John Fitzgerald Kennedy (everything JFK on 12160)
2012 Air Combat Command policy limited jets’ missions
Remember how furious German Chancellor Angela Merkel was over her phone being snooped on by America’s National Security Agency? Answers were demanded and an investigation called for. But times have changed, German magazine ‘Focus’ cites Justice Ministry sources saying the probe will now be dropped, because of a lack of solid evidence.
“The state is not interested in the rule of law, the state is interested in protecting state power.” ~ Michael Krieger
snip: That this action will be as much a part of Obama’s legacy as Obamacare is certain. The unanswered question is how the Obama amnesty will be remembered by history. His aides think that it will be seen as a second Emancipation Proclamation. Perhaps.
But with this amnesty Obama takes custody of and responsibility for the entire illegal population. He is the patron saint of illegal aliens. And for what they do, he will be held accountable, as was Jimmy Carter for the Marielitos Castro sent and Carter welcomed.
If the amnestied illegals contribute to the drug trade and violent crime, that will be Obama’s legacy to his country. If they turn up disproportionately on the welfare rolls, exploding state and federal deficits, that will be Obama’s legacy.
If this amnesty is followed by a new invasion across the border America cannot control, that, too, will be Obama’s gift to his countrymen.
cowardly cops conspire to crap all over cattlekeepers
Russ Baker’s new book, “Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, And What Their Influence Means for America,” is about George H. W. Bush’s secret intelligence work with the CIA many years before he became the Agency’s director. Bush Sr. had played a powerful but hidden role in determining the direction of the U.S. government.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
Rivero’s Rule of oligarchical wars: Wars are fought by disposable underlings against disposable underlings. The money-junkies never directly target each other. That would be dangerous! Someone could get hurt. The money could get hurt!!
Leaving neither side with any issue to riot over!
A 19-year-old delivery driver diagnosed with cancer claims he was fired from his job at a suburban Chicago restaurant when he informed his employer he needed to take six weeks off work for surgery.
“People are getting killed behind this. There’s blood on the streets and you’re worried about words.”
Once it was dumped into the …[WIPP] nuclear waste, the litter just burned …away on the trip from Los Alamos to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant until finally it burned right through the side of the drum and leaked out. …How many times do I have to tell you people? When you buy organic stuff, you’re not just getting ripped off; you’re also a serious threat to our national health. Stop it right now, or one day you’ll kill us all, you mad fools.
Without a well honed critical faculty we are screwed.
Islamic State terrorists have released a new video featuring kidnapped photojournalist John Cantlie, who talks of “accepting his fate” as he criticizes a failed rescue attempt by US forces and Western unwillingness to negotiate.
IN POLITICALLY CORRECT POLICE STATE USA, GRABBING A WOMAN BY THE HAIR AND SMASHING HER FACE IN IS ACCEPTABLE, BUT JUST DON’T SWEAR WHILE DOING IT
Multiple sources involved in cases in Philadelphia Family Court say sheriff’s deputies improperly strip-searched juveniles in both criminal and DHS custody cases who were appearing at the court for hearings earlier this week.
The Dutch Government Knows Something: Dutch Central Bank Secretly Withdrew 122 Tons Of Gold From NY Fed And Government Has Been Taking Preparations For Returning To The Guilder, And Closely Cooperated With Germany About This As Well.
Oil and gas production has been stopping. National assets have been sold off to foreign corporations and privatised. Libya is no longer a competitive economic power in Africa anymore. Nor is Libya a growing financial power. Tripoli virtually transformed from a debtless country to an indebted one overnight.
Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections.
Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people.
The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large part of the national gold reserves being held in a secure depot in New York back to Amsterdam. In total, 120 tonnes of gold valued at €4bn has been brought back to the Netherlands b
Greece is locked in tough negotiations with its foreign lenders, with “nerves stretched” on both sides, the finance minister warned on Tuesday, raising the temperature as Athens tries to exit an unpopular bailout program.
he abduction and killing of 43 Mexican student activists have sparked nationwide protests in the country. And now Mexican-Americans across the United States have taken to the streets to show their outrage over the students’ tragic fate. Protesters say that the drug related violence and political repression has directly been facilitated by the U-S government. They accuse Washington of supplying the Mexican government and the drug cartels with weapons and training. Miriam Martinez pointed out that funding and weapons from the US are not fighting drugs, but rather are being used to kill innocent civilians and perpetuate drug wars. Christopher Ortigoza pointed out that many of the armed people in the narcotics-linked criminal organizations have actually been trained by the US government. Ortigoza also pointed out to a military training program located in New England, which is said to be linked to many deaths of Mexican civilians.
Cook and Janitor Care for Elderly Residents of Assisted Living Facility Without Pay After It Closed Down
When an assisted living home in California shut down last fall, many of its residents were left behind, with nowhere to go.
The staff at the Valley Springs Manor left when they stopped getting paid — except for cook Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez, the janitor.
“There was about 16 residents left behind, and we had a conversation in the kitchen, ‘What are we going to do?’ ” Rowland says.
Business owners in the St. Louis, Missouri area have hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in the St. Louis county suburb of Ferguson.
The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large chunk of the European nation’s gold reserves held in New York back to Amsterdam.
The FedEx driver who sued and won – FedEx Ground drivers are hired as contractors, forced to buy their own vans for $17,000, pay for equipment and uniforms and frequently docked for lost/delayed packages
Reggie Gray thought working for FedEx was his ticket to a better life.
It turned out to be anything but: His years as a driver for FedEx Ground ended with him filing for bankruptcy and taking the company to court.
Gray is one of the thousands of FedEx (FDX) drivers who have sued the company for classifying them as contractors, rather than employees. Many, including Gray, have won.
Another sad battle by the agents of political correctness in their war on childhood was waged last Friday, when 10-year-old Milford, Mass., fifth-grader Nickolas Taylor was suspended for two days following an incident in the Stacy Middle School cafeteria. The offense? Armed only with his index finger and a vivid imagination, Nickolas reportedly cut in front of two classmates in the lunch line while firing an imaginary “ray gun” and making corresponding ray gun sound effects.
Remember your high school lunches? All those rubbery pizzas, flavorless burger patties, and crinkle-cut fries — so many crinkle-cut fries! Well, believe it or not, high school students may actually want to have those items back. Since First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S.Department of Agriculture initiated new health guidelines for school cafeterias in 2012, school lunches have become healthier, yes, but also really, really sad. And the kids are not happy. In recent months, BuzzFeed reports, students have taken to Twitter to show off their gross lunches along with
The European Central Bank ejected Citigroup Inc. (C) from its foreign-exchange market liaison group after the U.S. bank was fined for rigging the ECB’s own currency benchmark, two people with knowledge of the move said. The ECB removed Citigroup from the panel, which advises the central bank on market trends, after regulators fined the lender $1 billion for rigging currency benchmarks
VIDEO: Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Judge Napolitano and David Gordon panel discussion on life without the State
A song of protest against the introduction of water charges and the stealth privatisation of Irish national resources. Produced by DJ ADA and featuring Fionbarra Draper.
Because of, rather than in spite of one of the world’s highest murder rates, Russian gun laws have now been relaxed, International Business Times reported Wednesday. Previously permitted for sporting purposes such as target practice and hunting, Russians, the story claims, will now be lawfully allowed to carry guns for self defense.
The Department of Justice’s top communications official plotted to squash a reporter who aggressively covered the agency’s ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal in 2011, previously secret emails show.
The Department of Justice’s top communications official plotted to squash a reporter who aggressively covered the agency’s ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal in 2011, previously secret emails show.
The emails, between the DOJ’s then-communications chief Tracy Schmaler and White House press flack Eric Schultz, are a rare look inside the Obama administration’s press control machine.
Two men imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free on Friday after being exonerated in a 1975 murder
We have enough evidence from what those who have read it have said and how they behave to now that more than one government was involved in 911 including the American intelligence agencies for covering it up.
California schools pay out $139M to settle all outgoing molestation claims over teacher who blindfolded students and spoon-fed them cookies laced with his semen
The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay unprecedented $139million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher who served students cookies laced with his bodily fluids in a sickening tasting game.
The deal involving 81 students puts a legal end to the saga that began when Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt, 63, was arrested in 2012 and accused of blindfolding students and spoon-feeding them his semen spread over baked goods.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The campaign pushing to require labels on genetically engineered foods built an extensive voter-turnout operation leading up to the November election, but their work didn’t stop on Election Day.
Using a new state law that makes public the names of voters whose ballots weren’t counted, usually because of problems with the signature, labeling proponents aggressively reached out to those they thought might be supporters.
Are you in better shape financially than you were last Thanksgiving? If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate because most Americans are not.
Iran appears ready to sign an agreement tightly constraining its nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief, but neocons and other U.S. hardliners appear determined to wreck the deal, which could make Mideast tensions even worse, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar
As of this writing the greatest chance of wrecking it appears to involve not what is going on at the negotiating tables in Europe but instead what the U.S. Congress may do back in Washington to sabotage the work of the diplomats. The energy for the Congressional wrecking ball comes, as it always has, from three sources.
A spokesperson for the US State Department said that Washington and its allies remain in contact on further restrictive measures they want to impose on Russia.
Rand Paul Blasts Obama Executive Actions, Cites Internment Camps… “We shouldn’t allow that much power to gravitate to one individual.”
A judge in Charlotte, North Carolina, has unsealed a set of 529 court documents in hundreds of criminal cases detailing the use of a stingray, or cell-site simulator, by local police. This move, which took place earlier this week, marks a rare example of a court opening up a vast trove of applications made by police to a judge, who authorized each use of the powerful and potentially invasive device.
Target’s massive data breach, in which criminals were able to drop malware onto point-of-sale systems and compromise at least 40 million credit and debit cards, is now the subject of a federal lawsuit by banks who issued those cards. And Target is arguing in court today that those claims should be thrown out, Bloomberg reports—because the company claims it had no obligation to protect the banks from damages.
It’s long overdue but better late than never that Europe might just be back-pedalling on America’s aggressive agenda towards Russia. The business-like visit to Moscow this week by Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier suggests that Europe can come to its senses to seek a diplomatic resolution of the escalating tensions over the Ukraine crisis – tensions that could spark a wider continental war, or worse.
On Wednesday, the Dutch government invoked the state secrets privilege to stonewall queries by leading Dutch news magazine Elsevier on a secret pact controlling the investigation into the July 17 shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn east Ukraine.
There are clear signs that a major war is about to break out in Ukraine: A war actively promoted by the NATO regimes and supported by their allies and clients in Asia (Japan) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia). The war over Ukraine will essentially run along the lines of a full-scale military offensive against the southeast Donbas region, targeting the breakaway ethnic Ukraine- Russian Peoples Republic of Donetsk and Lugansk, with the intention of deposing the democratically elected government, disarming the popular militias, killing the guerrilla resistance partisans and their mass base, dismantling the popular representative organizations and engaging in ethnic cleansing of millions of bilingual Ukraino-Russian citizens. NATO’s forthcoming military seizure of the Donbas region is a continuation and extension of its original violent putsch in Kiev, which overthrew an elected Ukrainian government in February 2014.
The moral lesson of the “Nazi Holocaust” is supposed to be that humanity must not forget what happened. Yet many of the beneficiaries of “Holocaust” sympathy and reparations have worked to make certain that the world does not remember the mass murder of Arabs by Israelis.
RT talks to U.S. foreign policy analyst Soraya Ulrich
Soraya Ulrich is not optimistic that a deal would be reached before the deadline. She raises the point that this is not just about Iran, this is a fight about upholding international laws and international treaties, which are being violated by the United States. She notes that Iran has never violated the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty), yet it is being accused of doing so. If we succumb to the violation by one party i.e United States and its allies in this case, then international laws and international treaties will loose all meaning and other countries will fall prey to such lawlessness.
Top US and Iranian diplomats have decided to stay in Vienna to continue tense negotiations on the nuclear issue until a consensus suitable to both states is reached.
World powers are trying to agree on limits for Iran’s uranium enrichment, and the sanctions imposed on the country.
President Obama cannot mollify those critics inside as well as outside his administration who want unconditional surrender from the IRI (Islamic Republic of Iran)and still expect to get an agreement. Humiliation is a dangerous and delicate business. Especially so when the party whom you intend to humiliate is a proud people and its leaders willful.
A recommendation: Sign the nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Announce it with great fanfare. Declare that this opens a new era in relations between the two countries and holds out the prospect for achieving peace and stability across the region. By acting in this way, the United States would redraw the diplomatic map of the Middle East in ways that open opportunities for resolution of its internecine conflicts and for the establishment of a measure of stability.
FBI Invents & Then Disrupts a “Terrorist Group” Days Before A Major Protest? Where have we heard this before?
A bizarre – and quite confusing – story was reported by the Associated Press today.
It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
Details are a bit sketchy, but apparently the Red Cross used a minibus taxi to transport blood samples for a 165 mile trip from central Kankan prefecture to a test site in southern Gueckedou.
Here’s where it gets odd…
so according to the government 92M Americans are lazy and therefore the millions of illegals are needed to take the plentiful jobs…
“WE DON’T SHOOT AT SHOOTING RANGE. WE SHOOT AT REAL TARGETS, BODIES”, SAID ONE AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESIDENT, TAKING THE RECENT KKK THREATS SERIOUSLY.
“Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.”
? George Bernard Shaw
Obesity Wipes Out USA Military Service. 70% Can’t Serve, Becoming National Security Threat. Enlisted Obesity Up 61%.
Unhealthy eating habits could become an issue of national security. The Department of Defense says that obesity is affecting the number of Americans eligible to serve in the military.
Do you like your shadow-banking fried? Investment company in Shanghai offers 16% return, plus bottle of cooking oil
What’s a recipe for environmental mayhem and the destruction of human health? The approval of genetically modified organisms by governments worldwide without any scientific safety studies. A new study published by the risk-assessment journal Environment International states that of the GM crops approved for planting and marketing globally, 81% were not studied for possible health and environmental safety risks.
There are only two suspects in the shoot-down of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on July 17th: the separatist rebels, whom the Ukrainian Government charge had shot it down mistaking it for one of the Ukrainian Air Force bombers that routinely drop bombs onto the separatists and their families and indiscriminately onto everyone else in that region; or otherwise the Ukrainian Air Force itself, as a means for President Obama to be able to win increased international sanctions against Russia for Russia’s support of those blamed rebels.
Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of its agenda has been a plan to move more and more of the $3 trillion dollars in unguarded government pension funds into privately managed, high-fee investments — a shift that may well constitute the biggest financial story of our generation that you’ve never heard of.
Ike was right about the grave danger to democracy and freedom posed by national-security state governmental apparatuses. Just ask Egyptians. Or Chileans.
Right now, the heart of the ACTUAL American struggle against Monsanto is in Maui.
On Election Day, voters in Maui County passed a local ballot measure blocking Monsanto and Dow from further development of GMOs.
Maui is a very important piece of Monsanto’s empire. Because of the year-round weather, they can run many, many tests on new GMO crop varieties.
So Monsanto and Dow immediately turned around and sued Maui County…
Palestinian children, who have been suffering from the recent Israeli war atrocities, have demonstrated in Gaza City against the living conditions they have been through.
A junior French minister resigned on Friday as a scandal implicating him in the awarding of lucrative public contracts to members of his family hit President François Hollande’s Socialist government with another bruising.
NATO officials admit they have no confirmation that Russian weaponry and military vehicles cross the border and that Russian troops are being amassed along the border with Ukraine, Russia’s envoy to the alliance Alexander Grushko said.
Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul has slammed the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warning that Ankara is doomed to collapse if it continues its foreign policy on Iraq and Syria.
There is a disturbing footprint of US foreign policy in the Middle East, and one must wonder exactly what is the intent of US foreign policy. Let us start with Iraq. Why did we invade Iraq? Was it because they had WMD? Even though that was the pretext, we now know, or at least of those who can think and reason, know full well that was all a lie. Some still argue it was not a lie but bad intelligence, but if that is the case who was held accountable for the “bad intelligence”?
Edward Snowden: “This is not a question of someone stalking around in the shadows. These are public issues. These are not my issues. These are every bodies issues. I’m not afraid you. You’re not going to bully me in to silence like you’ve done to everyone
These are bleak times. I’ve been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors – those who know but don’t need to show off, privileging discretion. They are all deeply worried. This is what one of them, a New York strategic planner, sent me:
The propaganda attack against Putin equating him with Hitler is so extreme that you have to think that the Russians cannot believe their ears and cannot trust the United States anymore under any circumstances.
Over the past four to five years, the United States has been resegregated—politically. In states where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans and presidential races can be nail-biters, skillful Republican operatives have mounted racially-minded gerrymandering efforts—the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts—that have led to congressional delegations stacked with GOP members and yielded Republican majorities in the state legislatures.
Woman who received over $100k in donations after leaving baby in hot car during job interview wasted money on designer clothes and studio time for rapper baby daddy. Lost chance to have charges dropped if money was placed in trust for the kids
She could have had all of the charges against her dropped — but now, prosecutors have taken back their deal.
Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk.
Mobile security firm Lookout said the virus, called NotCompatible, was the most sophisticated it had seen.
The cyberthieves behind it had recently rewritten its core code to make it harder to defeat, it said.
Mobile malware aimed at smartphones is steadily getting more complex, said security company Wandera.
Jeremy Linden, a security analyst at Lookout, said: “The group behind NotCompatible are operating on a different plane to the typical mobile malware maker.”
The forgotten space race: Haunting images of Nasa’s abandoned launch sites reveal ambition that once captivated the world
The brave astronauts who risked their lives to venture into the unknown have been hailed as the heroes of the space race.
But the incredible infrastructure that sent these men and women into orbit has largely been forgotten, leaving haunting reminders of one of humanity’s greatest achievements.
For the best part of half a century, one photographer has been on an adventure across the US to capture abandoned Nasa sites before they are lost to their environment.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“The Constitution was intended to free the people by enslaving the government to the people.” — Michael Rivero
High-resolution pictures have now been released of the Philae probe in the act of landing on Comet 67P last Wednesday.
They were acquired by the Narrow Angle Camera on the Rosetta satellite, which had dropped the little robot towards the surface of the “ice mountain”.
The images are presented as a mosaic covering the half-hour or so around the “first touchdown” – the probe then bounced to a stop about 1km away.
Philae lost battery power on Saturday and is no longer talking with Earth.
Scientists still have not located the craft’s current resting spot.
Access to the websites of several large U.S.-based retailers have been blocked in Quebec because they did not comply with the province’s language laws.
In recent weeks, retailers including Williams-Sonoma, Urban Outfitters, and Club Monaco blocked access in Quebec to parts of their retail websites.
Modern-day slavery remains ubiquitous across the world, with an estimated 35.8 million people trapped under forced servitude or ownership of some kind, according to a report released Monday by the Australian anti-slavery NGO Walk Free Foundation.
Bad cop still working — investigated 29 times, suspended 7 times, arrested 4 times, more charges pending, says report
Officer Richard A. Rizzo is still working on the local police force despite his rap sheet which includes, 29 investigations, 7 suspensions and 4 arrests “by his own department”
On Thursday, November 13, I dropped down in my seat at the hearing room of the House Armed Services Committee on the Administration’s Strategy and Military Campaign against ISIL, a little depressed at what was to come. More war, less hope for peace. Just two days earlier, on Veterans Day, I was at the widely advertised and well attended “Concert for Valor” on the National Mall. Veterans Day was previously known as Armistice Day, started after WWI as a day to celebrate an end to war. Now it’s a day to glorify warriors, and I was threatened with arrest for having a sign that read “Celebrate the Peacemakers.”
A victim of the alleged Westminster paedophile ring that operated nearly three decades ago has claimed he saw a Conservative MP strangle a young boy to death at an “abuse party”.
The victim, who has been named “Nick,” has detailed the murder of the 12-year-old boy to police, The Sunday People and Exaro investigations agency, and alleged that two other boys were also killed by the abusers.
Describing the incident of the boy who was strangled, Nick said: “I watched how that happened. I am not sure how I got out of that. Whether I will ever know why I survived, I am not sure.”
Scotland Yard revealed on Friday it has launched a new investigation into a “possible homicide” under the name Operation Midland.
A coalition of technology and internet companies is lobbying to curb US National Security Agency surveillance powers and for more transparency on government data requests.
The Reform Government Surveillance coalition, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple, added its support for the race to pass a bill through the US Senate before the end of the year, which would inhibit mass data collection from emails and internet metadata.
2014 was a banner year for Afghanistan’s booming opium industry. According to a United Nations annual survey released on Wednesday, opium cultivation set a record in 2014, increasing by an impressive 7 percent year-over-year and up nearly 50 percent from 2012. Afghanistan presently produces 80 percent of the world’s heroin which provides billions of dollars in illicit profits for the powerful drug Mafia. Heroin trafficking and production have flourished under US military occupation and transformed Afghanistan into a dysfunctional narco-colony.
Israeli police are filmed shooting putrid water intended as a crowd dispersal means at a school in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of at-Tur while there are no visible disturbances taking place. The school shut down for two days after because of the smell.
If the mainstream media made the effort to analyze and report the facts, the whole country would know about a level of selfishness that has spiraled out of control since the economists of the Reagan era convinced the wealthiest Americans that greed is good for everyone. Here are four extreme examples of that selfishness.
Congress, for those of you who haven’t heard, pretty much sucks.
This meme is currently making it’s way around the Internet.
And you know what? For once, this meme is absolutely true.
Again. Congress sucks. They have a toilet-flushworthy approval rating. Yeah. That’s an adjective I just made up to be able to fully illustrate the fact that I’m talking about utter crap. But instead of flushing the turds like turds should be flushed, some of America ran out to the polls like a pack of crazed jackals and OVERWHELMINGLY RE-ELECTED THESE CRIMINALS EN MASSE.
Politifact even did the checking on this one and deemed it true. The numbers could be fudged a little both ways, with the approval ratings skyrocketing as high as 14% and the re-elected numbers going down as low as 95%, but overall…THIS MEME JUST HAPPENED TO AMERICA.
“Voters hold Congress in low regard, yet they re-elect almost everyone,” Politifact declared.
HOW. SAD. IS. THAT?!
Or, simply said, generic pretexts for a failure to follow through with the Bundesbank’s original intention of re-domiciling physical gold, especially after Zero Hedge posted in November 2012 proof of collusion between the 1968 Bank of England and the Fed seeking to defraud Deutsche Bank: ‘Bank Of England To The Fed: “No Indication Should, Of Course, Be Given To The Bundesbank…”
The charade ended with a thud in June of this year, when instead of continuing the farce, Germany simply gave up, providing an even more laughable reason why it can no longer even pretend to collect its physical gold located at New York’s 9 Liberty Street.
“Germany has decided its gold is safe in American hands. “The Americans are taking good care of our gold,” Norbert Barthle, the budget spokesman for Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc in parliament, said in an interview. “Objectively, there’s absolutely no reason for mistrust.”
Cleveland police officers recently killed a 37-year-old African American woman who died after police slammed her head on the concrete, just outside of her family’s home.
EU foreign ministers are considering rolling out a fresh package of sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, but they’re not united on the issue. On the eve of the meeting, the German economy minister warned that new economic restrictions against Moscow would only inflame an already delicate situation.
President Barack Obama was equally effusive, saying the gathering was not a “chinwag,” an Australian word for meaningless talk. Rather, he said, “it has been a good week for American leadership.” At a press conference, Obama listed expanding trade, a visa accord with China, and “a big advance on climate change” as tangible achievements.
So the headline accomplishment is a deal to take seriously a problem that was made up in the first place. Left unsaid in this article is the agreement by the G20 to consider bank savings accounts as investments in the bank, subject to loss if the bank gets into trouble.
After the closure of Dancing Jesus, both men had put file-sharing behind them and were working in legitimate jobs. Dangerous? No. Violent? No. Dancing Jesus years behind them? No doubt. Compassion then? Not a chance.
To underline the harshness of this week’s sentences we could compare them with cases recently before the UK courts.
Consider the pilot who admitted to flying a plane whilst three times over the drink limit yet faces a maximum two years in jail? Or what about the sex offender caught file-sharing Category A-rated child abuse images on file-sharing networks? He got a 15 month suspended sentence just days after Robinson and Graham were given 32 and 21 months each.
Nearly half of Florida households do not earn enough to pay for basic necessities, according to a report released Tuesday by the United Way that seeks to cast a light on the large group of state residents who struggle financially but do not meet the official criteria for being in poverty.
While 15 percent of Florida households are below the poverty level, another 30 percent are financially insecure — a figure that also applies to Sarasota and Manatee counties — based on a new measurement developed by the United Way.
Internet customer service reps are like modern-day versions of Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross: slimy, sleazy, and full of double talk — but only because that’s the only way they know how to survive, and it’s exactly what they’ve been told to do. In fact, the great misconception is that “customer service” exists at all. In reality, everyone you talk to is in sales.
“Out of every 100 calls, you have to have at least two sales,” says Beau, a Comcast representative. “If someone calls about their bill, I have to try to upsell them something. … If you don’t do that, you get coached on it, and if you get coached too much, you get fired. Our customer service isn’t customer service; it’s sales.”
This description also fits Time Warner, especially number 4!
Medical experts are saying that the biggest flaw of Big Pharma today is a high percentage of ineffective products being sold without previous clinical trials. This is particularly true when anti-cancer medications are concerned.The sad fact is that Big Pharma prefers to invest in advertising and bribing officials instead of attempting to make their products truly effective. Today pharmaceutical manufacturing is handsomely funded by politicians and organized crime, since it’s has become one of the most efficient money laundering schemes and has already corrupted a large number of US and EU officials.
Fukushima radiation detected off California coast: Low levels of isotope from 2011 nuclear disaster found
Trace amounts of radiation originating from the Fukushima disaster have been detected off the Californian coast.
Although the levels are not high enough to cause any health issues in humans, the discovery is a worry that radiation can travel so far from the disaster.
It is the first detection of radiation originating from Fukushima found across the Pacific Ocean.
Western aid agencies are using the plight of Africa’s Ebola orphans to fund a lavish lifestyle in $800-a-night hotels and leaving the children to fend for themselves, according to Liberia’s development chief.
Children who were forced to watch their parents die and were then shunned by their community are being ignored while useless facilities are being built, according to Julia Duncan-Cassell, Liberia’s minister in charge of saving the orphans.
She accused the agencies of handing out $235 daily allowances that are higher than her salary – and that the money invested is wasted on expensive hotels and driving around in big cars.
Meanwhile thousands of orphans have been abandoned to the care of neighbours and relatives who are struggling to find money and food to support them.
Was US hostage killed in American airstrike BEFORE beheading video? Syrian activists claim Peter Kassig died in bombing raid days before Jihadi John paraded his severed head
Peter Kassig’s execution may have been faked by Jihadi John after the US hostage was killed in an US-led airstrike, according to extraordinary claims from the leader of a Syrian underground group.
Speaking over Skype from a hiding place near the Turkish border, the head of the anti-ISIS resistance group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently claimed there are reports that Mr Kassig died on November 5, when coalition fighter planes and drones pounded Tel-Abyad in northern Syria.
The extraordinary allegation could not be independently verified.
The claims come among increased speculation over why Mr Kassig’s full body was not shown in the video. Unlike ISIS’ previous sickening filmed murders, he did not speak directly to camera before being killed and his body was not shown after the murder.
It is no secret that Monsanto is making life difficult for countless farmers in America with its parented seeds. After all, the biotech giant has already filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.” But did you know that Monsanto is also leading hundreds of thousands of farmers to suicide?
The Russian space agency is reportedly considering construction of a high-altitude orbital station starting from 2017. This means that Moscow may walk away from the ISS after 2020, when its obligations under the current project are fulfilled.
Obama’s Pacific-First strategy, the so-called “pivot” to Asia, implemented through a shift in military assets to a theater of operations designated in geopolitical planning and strategy as America’s major arena for political-economic-ideological EXPANSION, and therefore, the means of maintaining its global hegemony in the face of the simultaneous rise to power of Russia and China, themselves brought into closer working relationship to counter US unipolar world leadership/dominance, has been put on display at the G-20 Summit meeting in Australia.
If you close your eyes you can feel it. You can feel the hot hissing breath rolling off of the forked tongues of Central Bankers as they lean on the poor fools, whose body and soul they own at 7% and compounded daily. You can see them in their dining rooms; all dark wood and even darker servants, moving soundlessly through the room. They don’t smile and they don’t laugh. One might see that their tongues had been removed at some point earlier in time. The Bankers laugh though. They cackle and they chortle. They look at the awkward slithers of their various Prime Ministers of localized and relative evil, dancing to a tune that only they hear through the Grima Wormtongue implant…
A judge has ruled that a family in Brantford, Ontario, can refuse chemotherapy for their 11-year-old girl who has leukemia.
The girl’s aboriginal family, which is part of the Six Nations, wants her to use their traditional healing medicine instead of modern science.
U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America’s wars have defended America’s freedom. But the historical record doesn’t bear out this contention. In fact, over the past century, U.S. wars have triggered major encroachments upon civil liberties.
It might seem a little odd that one single company is now worth more than the entire publicly traded market of a major economy. But that’s what has happened to Apple AAPL +0.54% just recently: that one single firm is now worth more than the entirety of the Russian stock market.
We don’t see those so much here in Belgium. I think we are also gearing up regarding the escalation in Ukraine. (We are a NATO Member) For me it was in fact the first time that I saw this in my country.
Reported as given to the Russian media by a “foreign” source, the image appears to show a warplane shooting down a passenger jet with the Donetsk airport identifiable on the ground. It shows exactly what people who doubt the offocial story expect to see, which is the first signal to be cautious. A medium size 3K resolution of this image is HERE.
This image is a fake, and a very good one.
I suspect someone tried to plant this picture to discredit first Russia and second the independent media, and alarmingly, a lot of independent media sites are falling for this, hook, line, and sinker!
I decided to give this analysis its own page to make it easier to send around. And we need to send it around because too many people have fallen for this hoax! TinyURL for the article is tinyurl.com/qemnzwj
Even more silly then those headlines was the German prime news Tagesschau which used a picture of Putin seemingly sitting alone at a lunch table to prove his “isolation”. But news service pictures show that he is sitting with the Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff waiting for the other lunch guests to sit down next to them. These were simply not visible in the frame Tagesschau selectively used.
Thousands of people, chanting slogans for “justice,” participated in the protests against the G20 summit on Sunday. The protests, with a focus on economic policies of the G20 countries, continued into the second day of the gathering.
The protests against the economic policies of the G20 countries came despite a heavy police presence and security lockdown in the Australian city.
One Ohio Walmart is asking employees to donate food for other workers who are struggling so much they can’t afford to buy a Thanksgiving meal for their families.
The Swedish Armed Forces denied Monday reports that a Russian aircraft allegedly violated its national airspace on Saturday.
“[The JAS fighter aircraft] were launched because of a French plane. We do not provide any further details as the incident is now being studied,” the Head of Press at the Swedish Armed Forces, Philip Simon said on-air at Radio Sweden.
The future doesn’t look very bright for America’s ever-dwindling middle class. The latest figures from the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveal that nearly half of the country now makes less than $28,031 annually, while nearly 40 percent of the population makes less than $20,000 per year, which is well below the middle-class threshold.
David Stockman: This Is Monetary Madness Gone Off The Deep End, $10-15 Trillion Deficits Built Into Next Decade
ISIS allegedly makes over $1mn a day in black market oil sales. The group is now looking into minting its own currency, in gold, silver and copper. Each coin will reflect the metal’s value on commodity market. The most expensive coins – Gold Dinars – will come in two denominations, one and five – with one Dinar to be worth about 160 dollars going by current gold prices. Lebanese oil expert Jihad Hakayem has more on how their economy got to this point.
The United States is a gung-ho supporter of a genocide that it created. (Click on those links, for the verification of these shocking facts — shocking only because they’re covered up by our ‘press.’) Why does Europe tolerate this, and even participate in it? But, they do.
On November 14th, France missed the second deadline for them to supply to Russia the Mistral helicopter-carrier ship that Russia had already paid for in full, and which had been built to Russian specifications, not suitable for use by NATO.
Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” network White House corespondent Ed Henry asked President President Obama about Jonathan Gruber and the president claimed he had just heard about the ObamaCare architect before walking out on stage in Australia.
For our younger readers the character on the left is Sergeant Schultz from the TV series Hogan’s Heroes. His catch phrase was “I know nothing! I know nothing!”
Hilary Mantel has claimed that the Coalition’s policies towards the poor and immigrants are more brutal than the measures introduced by Thomas Cromwell, during an interview in which she attacked a “mood of harshness” which has taken hold in Britain.
Cromwell To Ebenezer Pratt of the Mulheim Synagogue in Amsterdam, 16th June 1647:
— “In return for financial support will advocate admission of Jews to England: This however impossible while Charles living. Charles cannot be executed without trial, adequate grounds for which do not at present exist. Therefore advise that Charles be assassinated, but will have nothing to do with arrangements for procuring an assassin, though willing to help in his escape.” —
To Oliver Cromwell From Ebenezer Pratt, 12th July 1647:
Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko, in an Odessa TV address to the nation, on November 13th, said:
“We will have our jobs. They will not. We will have our pensions. They will not. We will have care for children, for people, and retirees. They will not. Our children will go to schools and kindergartens. Theirs will hole up in basements [from our bombs]. Because they are not able to do anything. This is exactly how we will win this war! [I.e., we will starve and terrorize them into submission.]”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “BiBi” Netanyahu appearing on United States television on Sunday said he wholeheartedly supported President Barack Obama and the U.S.-led coalition’s military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists, but he warned against Obama being soft on Iran.
Here’s your rifle, Benjamin…
(NaturalNews) Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops approved by governments worldwide received that approval in spite of a complete lack of published, peer-reviewed research supporting their safety, according to a new study published in the risk-assessment journal Environment International.
Imagine if China were stationing large numbers of troops in the United States. Imagine that most of them were based in a small rural county in Mississippi. Imagine — this shouldn’t be hard — that their presence was problematic, that nations they threatened in Latin America resented the United States’ hospitality, and that the communities around the bases resented the noise and pollution and drinking and raping of local girls.
It has just been reported that a surgeon who was being treated for Ebola at a Nebraska hospital has died.
Dr. Martin Salia, 44, who arrived Saturday from West Africa in dire health, was pronounced dead Monday morning from the virus. He reportedly tested negative for the virus despite having been in the throes of infection.
Dr. Salia, a Maryland resident, was treating Ebola in his home country of Sierra Leone when he became ill. He was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit on Saturday, where two other Ebola patients were successfully treated.
Dr. Salia was said to be near death when he arrived in Omaha.
Family farming should indeed be celebrated because it really does feed the world. This claim is supported by a 2014 report by GRAIN, which revealed that small farms produce most of the world’s food .
Around 56% of Russia ‘s agricultural output comes from family farms which occupy less than 9% of arable land. These farms produce 90% of the country’s potatoes, 83% of its vegetables, 55% of its of milk, 39% of its meat and 22% of its cereals .
The USS Liberty plaque was preliminary dedicated by a small group of veterans at Veterans Memorial Park Manistee, MI on October 10, 2014.
The plaque questions the honesty of the American and Israeli governments and hopes it will inform the public as to what happened the day of the attack.
Especially outstanding is the leadership of the Manistee City council which had the courage to place the plaque in open public display and would not let the wording be softened.
Kiev Effectively Cedes East Ukraine to Separatists, Withdraws Hospital, School Funding, Bank Card Operations
Last week, the government in Ukraine cut off pensions benefits to residents of rebel-held areas until such time as these areas return to Ukrainian control.
Yesterday, in yet another scorched-earth policy move, president Petro Poroshenko announced Ukraine Rebel Areas to Lose State Services.
Ukraine’s president has ordered the withdrawal of all state services, including funding for hospitals and schools, from rebel-held areas.
Mr Poroshenko’s ruling says all state companies and institutions should end their work in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions within a week.
It also says Ukraine’s central bank is to close down all banking services – including card operations – in some areas within a month.
So, what happens when western Ukraine starts to run out of coal during the hard winter and has shut down all means of commerce to the coal-rich east?
The following quote is indicative of the pro-GMO lobby’s use of emotional blackmail when forwarding its cause and the smearing of anyone who rejects GM crops as being an enemy of the poor and a hypocrite. Such statements are based on spurious claims about the efficacy of GMO technology and divert attention away from the true nature and causes of hunger and food poverty.
U.S. news-media have not been reporting about the U.S.’s hiring nazi (otherwise known as racist-fascist) Ukrainian politicians, and nazi mercenaries, in order to eliminate the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, where the people had in 2010 voted at around 90% for the very same man whom the Obama Administration overthrew in a violent Kiev coup on February 22nd of this year.
This story also relates to what has been dubbed the “Five Dancing Israelis” who were found to be videotaping the aftermath of the attack on 9/11, and were shouting joyous praises and dancing in the streets, but that story is also highly controversial.
I filed a FOIA request to multiple agencies regarding the above, to see if they may have anything specifically on the explosive found on the George Washington Bridge. Below, you will find the results:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Records
FBI Response – No Records October 2014 [ 2 Pages, 0.3MB ] – The FBI claims that they have no records pertaining to this incident.
National Security Agency (NSA) Records
Let’s start with full disclosure, to let readers know where I am coming from in a political essay. I am a Democrat, reasonably liberal, and have been one as long as I can remember. Like my fellow Democrats, I am not a happy commander, have been spending the last week sulking and wondering “what the [expletive deleted] happened.” Also more than just a little déjà vu all over again.
Like many of my fellows, I have been wondering how angry the voters would have been had things not been getting much better in the last six years. I have wondered why voters complain about gridlock, yet reward the people who created gridlock. Very few people change methods that seem to be working. One can learn the wrong lessons from success. Failure may be an easier source of lessons. Why should the Republicans argue with success? Would the Democrats?
Police in Ferguson can’t stand livestreamers capturing police violence against protesters on tape – so they’ve taken taken it upon themselves to stalk citizen journalists and bully them into submission. Well, at least they’re…nah, I got nothing.
Do you find yourself unemployed? Are you unhappy with the paltry wage that you’re being paid? Do you want a change in your life? WWOOFing may be your answer!
The acronym WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. WWOOF is a collection of organizations which work to connect individual farm volunteers with farms that need workers…
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
As of this morning all nations belonging to the G20 will immediately submit and pass legislation that will fulfill a new investment program. This new program creates a whole new paradigm and set of rules whereby banks will no longer recognize your deposits as money.
Russell Napier is declaring November 16th as “the day money dies,” and this constitutes today’s Zero Hedge’s headline. According to Zero Hedge, Napier says the G-20 will announce “that bank deposits are just part of commercial banks’capital structure, and also that they are far from the most senior portion of that structure.” Pay close attention America this means that following a bank failure, “a bank deposit is no longer money in the way a banknote is.”
Drenching Crops with Pesticide Right Before Harvest … to Save a Buck
Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) has been linked to many diseases.
However, farmers appear to be dumping it on crops right before harvest.
Specifically, Monsanto International published a paper in 2010 touting the application of Roundup to kill crops right before harvest, in order to dry out the crops in advance and produce a more uniform and earlier harvest
The barbaric and savage terrorist acts of the Jewish State continues, this time in occupied East Jerusalem. A group of illegal settlers hanged a Palestinian bus driver in the continuation of their terrorist campaign this year that have included over 2200 people killed in Gaza, dozens in the West Bank and increased numbers in Jerusalem.
Israel could soon find itself in trouble and face the wrath of Brussels: any further attempts to pose obstacles to a two-state solution with occupied Palestine could result in sanctions, Haaretz revealed, citing a ‘confidential’ EU document.
The classified paper was originally intended for internal circulation among the 28 member states, but word of its existence reached Israel after some of its diplomats in the EU leaked the fact to the Foreign Ministry back home.
Although the Israelis could not secure the full text of the document, some important details have come out, thanks to three EU diplomats and two senior Israeli officials.
Two county councils in southeast England have asked local teachers to inform police about students suspected of Islamic extremist connections. The request shows authorities’ concern at young Britons joining the Islamic State’s cause.
Darren Wilson – Mike Brown Case
“Information was leaked from within the police department that Wilson was severely beaten and suffered an orbital eye socket ‘blowout,’
From the video released today it would appear the initial descriptions of his injuries were exaggerated,”
Israel will never stop its settlement constructions in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
“One thing should be clear: we will never accept the definition of building in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem as settlement activity,” Lieberman told a news conference. “We won’t accept any limitation on building in Jewish areas of [East] Jerusalem.”
Lieberman’s comments come just four days after Israel approved plans to construct some 200 homes in Ramot, despite clashes in the region prompted by settlement expansion.
Masai people living in northern Tanzania are facing eviction from their historical homeland, as the government has reportedly reneged on a promise and is proceeding with plans to remake the land into a hunting reserve for Dubai’s royal family.
There are about 40,000 Masai people living on the 1,500 square kilometer “wildlife corridor” bordering Serengeti National Park. They are known for their semi-nomadic ways and have their own distinctive culture.
The original proposal by a company based in the United Arab Emirates to turn the land into a commercial hunting park was turned down last year.
Anonymous claims it has taken down several Ku Klux Klan websites and Twitter accounts as part of what internet hacktivists describe as a “cyber war”, inspired by KKK threats of using “lethal force” against Ferguson protesters.
Anonymous listed the KKK websites it put offline Sunday night on its Twitter feed, with reports on the attacks coming with the hashtag #OpKKK.
At the federal courthouse, officials say they have no plans to change a long-running practice that allows the government to file court papers in total secrecy.
But they are changing one thing — the name. According to Federal Court Clerk Lance Wilson, the term “super-sealing” has been officially deleted from the courthouse vernacular. It has been replaced by “special processing,” a more accurate description of the practice, Wilson said last week.
It’s been approximately two-and-a-half minutes since Kim Kardashian had everybody’s attention, and so the world was treated to something it had never, ever seen before: her naked butt. (Just kidding, she might not even be known at all if it wasn’t for a scandalous porn video she and “Ray J” were in that was “accidentally” leaked in 2003).
So, why Paper Magazine thought another photo of Kardashian’s, now Kardashian-West’s, naked booty would score wild news stand business and ‘break the Internet’ as they hope, is anyone’s guess.
The internet is not so easily broken, courtesy of Anthony Freda!
Maybe she can’t “break the internet”, but she sure out a crack in it!
MIAMI — The mother of a U.S. Marine who committed suicide in January, 2013 intends to sue the VA, accusing its doctors of prescribing the medication that he ultimately used to overdose.
Hours into a battle in Afghanistan on his second tour of duty, U.S. Marine Janos “Johnny” Lutz saw his best friend die, killed by an enemy bullet to the neck. Before the fighting ended, more Marines and friends had fallen in Operation Khanjar.
A federal judge says Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he can consider arguments in a lawsuit against the measure.
So the GMO planters will just go on planting and by the time the judge finally hears the lawsuit it will be too late. Maui will be fully contaminated by these dangerous plants. The entire case against the ban is that the GMO companies will suffer harm. The exact same argument could be made about companies that dump toxic and nuclear waste; banning them from dumping their “product” onto Hawaii harms them financially. Does that mean we have to let them go on doing it?
Journalist Max Blumenthal tried to confront politician Gregor Gysi over an Israeli bomb attack that killed a German family. Instead, Gysi hid in a bathroom.
“The Day Israel Attacked America,” an investigation into Israel’s deadly June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty at the height of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, was aired recently on Al Jazeera America.
Directed by British filmmaker Richard Belfield, the documentary confirms not only that the attack on the U.S. Navy spy ship was deliberate — an undisputed fact long accepted by all but the most shameless Israeli apologists — but reveals, perhaps for the first time, how Tel Aviv was able to induce the U.S. government to cover up an attack that killed 34 and injured 171 of its own seamen by a supposed “ally.”
Hardly anyone in Washington appears in any hurry to move ahead with new Authorization for Use of Military Force legislation in the fight against the Islamic State.
Not President Barack Obama, who urged Congress to act — then hopped on a plane for China.
In comments over the weekend, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel conceded that he is going to have to “consider” the deployment of ground troops to Iraq, though he reiterated that they would not be “combat troops.”
The distinction is increasingly ill-defined, as there are in point of fact already some 3,000 US ground troops in Iraq, and some of them are already on the front lines in the Anbar Province in an “advisory” capacity.
Israeli military officials are tonight defending the attack and potentially fatal wounding of a 10-year-old Palestinian civilians at the Kissufim checkpoint, after troops shot him in the neck for “loitering.”
WHY do you think that YOUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT EVER SHOW AERIAL VIEWS OF Ferguson MO or ANY MASS GATHERING WHEN THEY ATTACK PROTESTERS? It is because they DO NOT WANT THE PEOPLE to know their Tactics
Fed policy has been especially destructive to young households: not only is it difficult to save capital when you’re income is declining in real terms, housing has soared out of reach as the direct consequence of Fed policies.
While the Australian government was pampering and welcoming global leaders – the homeless were NOT welcome. Scoot. Away with you beggars and bludgers.
There was no shirt-fronting, but a lot of snubbing of President Putin who is still being blamed for MH17 – based on mainstream propaganda (The leaders and their lackeys haven’t bothered with the facts).
“Facts? WE don’t need no stink’ facts! We have … good intentions!” — Official White Horse Souse
Israeli control of Palestinian water: Gaza Desalinated Drinking water leading to cancer, Osteoporosis and other fatal illnesses
Iyad Salman was terribly shocked to find out that his son, Mohammad (9), has Osteoporosis, an illness that became hugely spread between the children of Gaza. Iyad assured that he was always keen that his children have a healthy lifestyle.
However, his son became ill after buying and drinking desalinated water from carts that sell it in Tal-Sultan neighborhood in Rafah where he lives.
Germany announced in 2013 it wanted back 674 tons of gold it “stored” in NYC. So far, only 5 tons delivered from NYC. Pathetic excuses.
Paypal blocks the account of a Swiss sympathizer of the referendum because he is not recorded as a charitable institution.
The number of children that are homeless in the United States has drastically increased in recent years to a record-high level, which is equivalent ot about one child per 30 American children.
The shocking figure was revealed by a comprehensive report entitled America’s Youngest Outcasts, which was issued by the National Center on Family Homelessness.
ONE TO WATCH!
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Monday it has sent notices to the families of several Palestinians in the West Bank implicated in attacks against Israelis to vacate their homes ahead of their impending demolitions.
A few months ago Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey was holding up the Japanese economy as an icon…………..KT
WATCH: Japan’s economy falls into recession, setting stage for delay of sales tax hike from 8% to 10% in 2015.
With all of the corruption, abusive power, and police brutality, many wonder whether or not there are any good cops out there at all.
Video – A humorous glimpse at how advertising works. Next time you see an ad, you will completely realize how all advertising follows a certain format and works to connect with your identity. “This Is a Generic Brand Video” is written by Kendra Eash and made entirely with stock footage.
The ‘Scientific Revolution’ describes the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century watershed in the basic attitude to the scientific method, laying the foundations for the modern technological age. Starting when Copernicus went public with his heliocentric theory in 1543, and ending when Isaac Newton published Principia Mathematica in 1687, textbooks say there was a window of just 150 years when European thinking was transformed from superstition to science.
Milk seems to be making its way through various stages of truth, especially within the past couple of years. Like many other examples, what we once thought to be healthy for us to consume is turning out to be the exact opposite.
Late in the afternoon of September 4, after nearly 10 days of protests by a coalition of labor, indigenous rights groups and farmers, the indigenous peoples and campesinos of Guatemala won are rare victory. Under the pressure of massive mobilizations, the Guatemala legislature repealed Decree 19-2014, commonly referred to as the “Monsanto Law,” which would have given the transnational chemical and seed producer a foot hold into the country’s seed market.
Fighting in eastern Ukraine has claimed almost 100 lives so far this month, despite a ceasefire agreement reached in September, the United Nations has said. The clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces are now at their heaviest since that deal was signed in Minsk.
A Palestinian child was injured when Israeli forces shot at the car she was traveling in with her family. The incident took place near the Shufat refugee camp on Friday at a traffic checkpoint.
“IF YOU WANNA TAKE A PICTURE OF ME ONE MORE TIME, I’M GOING TO LOCK YOUR ASS UP”, SAYS OFFICER DARREN WILSON TO RESIDENT
‘You filthy, abnormal animal’: graphic contents of anonymous letter sent by FBI to Martin Luther King
potential violations of the Controlled Substances Act
“Happy Holidays” From DHS – Official Says Terrorist Attack Likely Between Thanksgiving and New Years Day
A St. Louis woman was sentenced Friday to 78 years in prison after admitting to beating, whipping and waterboarding her children in a prolonged pattern of abuse that prosecutors described as “systematic torture.”
WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB.COM) — President Barack Obama issued a memo Thursday “authorizing the exercise of authority under Public Law 85-804
High Frequency Economics (HFE) sees a default by Russia as the biggest risk to the global econ outlook.
Germany’s Farm Minister Christian Schmidt and Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov both confirmed their countries’ strong opposition to GM crops on Friday.
“Bulgaria’s position on that matter remains unchanged – Bulgaria does not support allowing GM crops to be sold on the market and produced on the territory of the EU,” said new Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, speaking at Friday’s parliamentary control session when asked to comment on Bulgaria’s stance on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the USA, FOCUS News Agency reported…
Brutality from security forces and a sense of oppression connect Palestinians on both sides of Green Line.
Scores of Jewish settlers on Sunday stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem, a Palestinian official said.
On November 9, the ugly face of America’s money-saturated election process was put on full display.
Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, two billionaires with right-wing, pro-Israel agendas, took the stage at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. They fantasized about bombing Iran and about buying the New York Times because they said it’s biased against Israel. Both are bound to play an outsized role in the 2016 presidential elections by flooding the campaign with money to support their favored candidates. In a post-Citizens United world, Adelson and Saban are kings, and Israel will be the beneficiary of their largesse if the donors have the ear of a future president.
The US-EU sponsored coup in the Ukraine and its conversion from a stable Russian trading partner, to a devastated EU economic client and NATO launch pad, as well as the subsequent economic sanctions against Russia for supporting the Russian ethnic majority in the Donbas region and Crimea, illustrate the dangerous vulnerability of the Russian economy and state. The current effort to increase Russia’s national security and economic viability in the face of these challenges requires a critical analysis of the policies and structures emerging in the post-Soviet era.
Hillary as president would mean war with Russia. With neocon nazis such as Robert Kagan and Max Boot running her war policy and with Hillary’s comparison of Russia’s president Putin to Adolf Hitler, war would be a certainty. As Michel Chossudovsky and Noam Chomsky have written, the war would be nuclear.
The bill calls Israel the national homeland of the Jewish people and would make Hebrew the official language, with Arabic having “special status.” It also calls Jewish law a basis for new legislation.
A Connecticut inmate awaiting execution for his role in the killings of a woman and her two daughters says he is refusing to eat prison food that he believes is not kosher.
Remember You Can’t Eat Your Medals.
Remember You Can’t Eat The Gold Card!
Remember You Can’t Live In a Monument!