News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“We like to pretend we have learned most of what there is to know about science and history, but in truth we hold a single candle of what we do know against a vast darkness of what we do not.” — Michael Rivero
Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed that his country will always be a “reliable ally” to the “Islamic world” at a discussion event on the topic of Islam and Russia, state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
“The agenda for your meeting today addresses important issues, many of which are directly related to the events that are happening at the moment in a number of Muslim countries and, without exaggeration, urgently call for a global response,” Putin told a panel gathered to discuss Russia’s strategy in dealing with Islamic countries.
Putin boasted that Russia had devastated extremist groups in the Middle East with airstrikes against militants in Syria, including the Islamic State group (ISIS). The Russian president has been a longstanding partner of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and Russia and Iran launched a campaign of military intervention to support his faltering regime in 2015.
The UK-based pro-Western imperial mouthpiece Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) features propaganda, not credible information.
On Monday, it accused Russia of killing 2,100 Syrian civilians since last September, including 500 children and 300 women – citing no credible evidence supporting its spurious claim. On Tuesday, it was at it again, claiming (nonexistent) Russian airstrikes killed 23 civilians in Idlib city, including seven children, saying an area next to a hospital was attacked, indicating the death toll likely to rise.
Reuters repeated its Big Lie with no due diligence fact checking, accepting a notorious unreliable source as gospel.
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A United States top military official is claiming gains in the campaign against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, saying 16 targets have been hit in Iraq and Syria.
On Monday, US Navy fighter jets flew from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and dropped bombs on 16 new ISIL targets in the two Middle Eastern countries, Reuters reported.
The iron blade placed in his sarcophagus next to the right thigh of his mummified body was manufactured from a meteorite, according to researchers from Milan Polytechnic, Pisa University and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Prior to the development of iron smelting, the only real source for hard metal was from meteorites, and many ancient rulers coveted blades fashioned from recovered iron-nickel meteorites.
The divide between rich and poor in our world has perhaps never been as wide and as visible as it is today. The world elite are making more money than ever, and as they’re buying more ridiculous and more lavish toys than ever, the rest of the world is already feeling the pinch of a manipulated global economy in decline.
The nightmare of bad government has always been felt most severely by those who do not belong to the ruling elite or the protected upper classes of society, and recently, events in Venezuela serve as yet another example of how socialist governments can ruin once thriving national economies by sanctioned corruption. Now it is becoming evident that even in the Venezuela capital, Caracas, breadlines and hunger pangs are only for certain classes of citizens.
Eat the rich. They taste like chicken, are very soft and tender, non-GMO, and not radioactive!
I’m just saying that one who looked into his background to any extent might see a few red flags.
I’m also saying that neither the FBI nor the TSA apparently did that, because CNN just found him working security at Dulles International Airport.
I wonder if he stole my wife’s panties! 🙂
As the mainstream media praises Muhammad Ali for his boxing career and Parkinson’s while only glossing over his antiwar bravery, there are untold stories of how this amazing man changed the world.
One of these such contributions manifested through a terrible loss during Ali’s fight against the darling of the military industrial complex — Joe Frasier. Although Ali would take one of the worst beatings of his career, his fight provided cover for a burglary that would expose the FBI’s secret spying, murder plots, and COINTELPRO that would change the world forever…
Video released on Monday shows a new view of the moment an Independence police officer used a taser on a teenager. Timothy Runnels was sentenced to four years behind bars for the 2014 tasing arrest that put teenager Bryce Masters in a coma. This picture of Masters in the hospital following the arrest that was also just released as part of a larger release of documents related to the investigation: As part of his guilty plea, Runnels admitted that he violated the teenager’s civil rights during the arrest by intentionally dropping him face first on the ground while Masters posed no threat. According to court documents, Runnels also admitted to injuring the teenager.
Earlier this morning Keith Weiner made the claim that silver demand is weak, and supply is robust.
This afternoon’s data point on 2016 Perth Mint Silver Kookaburra availability however (or lack thereof), seems to claim otherwise…
Four days ago, sunspots disappeared from our star altogether and haven’t yet come back (but they will).
Spaceweather.com are reporting: As a result, the sun’s X-ray output is flatlining.
There hasn’t been even a tiny solar flare since last week.
Quiet conditions are likely to continue as long as the face of the sun remains blank.
During a recent sail on board HMCS Windsor, the Star had a chance to see firsthand the complexities of running the diesel-electric subs.
News of the sub’s aborted Atlantic crossing comes as the federal government has dramatically boosted maintenance budget to keep the four submarines operational until 2023.
Higher than expected repair bills have forced Ottawa to add $900 million to the budget, bringing the total service contract to $2.6 billion until 2023.
Yet this latest problem means that none of Canada’s four submarines are mission-ready. HMCS Corner Brook is undergoing heavy maintenance, which is expected to take until 2018. Faulty welds will keep HMCS Chicoutimi and Victoria, both based in Esquimalt, B.C., out of operation for the foreseeable future.
In one fell swoop, Scotland banned fracking — permanently — when parliament narrowly voted in favor of cementing the country’s temporary moratorium on the controversial practice.
With the original intention of conducting full health and environmental impact assessments before continuing with all unconventional oil and gas extraction — including fracking — Scotland implemented a temporary halt to all such procedures in January 2015…
Bad guys score a victory in their never-ending arms race with defenders.
Any software — even a premier operating system — that gets onto computers through stealth means has crossed over to the dark side
Salmon is purported to be one of the healthiest foods due to its high omega-3 content, protein, and essential fatty acids; but if the fish is obtained from the Puget Sound, it is anything but healthy.
According to a recent study, up to 81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Some of the drugs include Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, Lipitor, and even cocaine. The Seattle Times reports that the levels are believed to be so high because either people in the area use more of the drugs detected, or because waste water plants are unable to fully remove the chemicals during treatment. Another theory is that leaky septic tanks are contributing to the problem, as high fecal coliform counts were detected…
The Treasury’s most senior mandarin has emerged as a contender for one of the most powerful jobs in the City, reigniting concerns about the revolving door between Whitehall and the private sector.
The Zika-microcephaly connection is scientific nonsense. Let me run it down for you.
My analysis is beyond, “But Expert A says…” I am not dealing in appeals to authority, but instead the standards of evidence anyone can see if he opens his eyes.
First of all, the latest figures out of Brazil, the so-called epicenter of the microcephaly tragedy, reveal the following: 854 confirmed cases of microcephaly; and of those, 97 cases show the presence of the Zika virus.
Inference? Zika is not the cause of microcephaly. If it were, researchers would be able to detect it in all, or the overwhelming percentage of, microcephaly cases…
EU migrants living in Britain are more likely to have a job than British citizens, an alarming new Brussels report has revealed.
It also shows EU migrants are far more likely to be in work in the UK than those from outside of Europe – giving a boost to the Brexit campaign’s argument that our current immigration system is ‘racist’ because it favours people from the continent over others.
The EU report, published yesterday, shows 85.9 per cent of EU migrants in the UK have a job – 5 per cent more than British adults.
Britain’s £1billion a piece Type-45 Destroyer ships break down in warm water and are being retrofitted with diesel generators, defence chiefs have admitted.
Complicated Rolls Royce gas turbine engines work in the cold water around Britain but the vessels have been left adrift in the Gulf on several occasions because of failures.
The BBC has been ridiculed over an article suggesting the knight costumes worn by England football fans could be offensive to Muslims.
For more than two decades, England supporters have dressed as knights for matches, sporting fake chain-mail and St George’s cross tabards.
But ahead of Euro 2016, which begins on Friday, the BBC’s iWonder website published an article entitled: ‘Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?’
Cyber-thieves are adopting ransomware in “alarming” numbers, say security researchers.
There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software.
Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run ransomware campaigns.
President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Tuesday to fight on in what he called Syria’s war against terrorism, showing no sign of compromise in his first major address since peace talks broke down in April.
Assad said he would win back “every inch” of Syria and said Aleppo would be a graveyard for the hopes and dreams of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a major sponsor of the insurgents battling to topple him.
“Our war against terrorism is continuing,” Assad said in a speech to parliament broadcast by state TV. “As we liberated Tadmur (Palmyra) and before it many areas, we will liberate every inch of Syria from their hands. Our only option is victory, otherwise Syria will not continue.”
Someone has said there are just too many jobs in the pursuit of a cancer cure to allow any therapy to be proven and put into practice. Recognize the nation is dotted with cancer research centers that hold billions of dollars of debt. For example, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington holds $176 million of debt. [Moody’s Investor Service] Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the nation’s cancer research center, holds $1.9 billion of debt. [Moody’s Investor Service] A cancer cure would leave research centers like these on the hook for loans that could not possibly be paid back.
Better for cancer research centers to live off the $4.95 billion of research grants that get divvied out by the National Institutes of Health each year than to find a cure.
In light of this revelation, the public may be better served by private enterprise that is not reliant on public funding to find a cure for cancer.
The US is “ready to de facto ally” with its archenemies from Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria as part of its “obsession” by using “so-called moderate” groups to overthrow the Syrian government, former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told RT in an exclusive interview.
The US “is effectively siding with a branch of Al-Qaeda” in Syria, Peter Ford told RT, speaking of Washington’s recent request to Moscow not to target Al-Nusra positions with air strikes for the sake of moderate opposition groups located in the same area.
Leading European countries have decided not to extend the license for glyphosate, a herbicide used in Monsanto’s top selling weedkiller. The EU is worried about growing public concerns it could cause cancer.
The FBI hopes to amend surveillance laws as early as this year, giving the agency explicit authority to access a personal Internet browser history by simply issuing an administrative “national security letter,” the Washington Post reports.
What we need is a browser plugin that randomly hits that Google “I feel lucky” button during idle time, which would destroy the evidence value of looting our browser histories!
France’s economy minister was left scrambling for safety when a group of angry union activists attacked him with eggs. It comes amid nationwide strikes and protests against a controversial labor reform law.
Emmanuel Macron was attempting to attend an event in the Paris suburb of Montreuil on Monday when he was struck with eggs by angry members of the CGT union telling him to “get lost.”
Washington DC based History Teacher Dan Falcone and New York City English Teacher Saul Isaacson sat down with Professor Noam Chomsky to discuss current issues in education and American domestic and foreign policy issues. They also discussed the place of the humanities in education and how it relates to activism, definitions of terrorism, and how education impacts the perceptions of the political process in the US.
Central banks want debt based currencies because they are easily created. Consequently the currency in circulation and total debt drastically increase and prices follow, sooner or later. Compare the cost of medical care, college tuition, an ounce of gold, a gallon of gas, a six-pack of beer, or a week’s groceries today versus the cost for the same items in 1971. Massive debt, caused by politicians and bankers, also acts as a drag on economic growth. To create more growth the conventional answer is stimulus and more debt, which, at best, delays and aggravates the excess indebtedness problem. Bad policy produces bad results.
Kurdish soldiers, who have historically fought against ISIS since day one, posted a video of a battle between the two.
In the cosmic scale of things, black holes are a dime a dozen. Despite this, and despite what Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi blockbuster “Interstellar” would have you believe, we humans have never actually seen one with our eyes.
That may be about to change.
Broadly speaking, the goal of the #OpSilence is to attack all the corrupt major news networks that mislead and censor information from the general public. More specifically, the news agencies who conceal the crimes of Israel, while misleading the population about the mistreatment of the Palestinian people. The operation is off to a quick start, Ghost Squad has successfully” carried out DDoS attacks on CNN and FOX News” already just this month. More attacks are promised, NBC and MSM appears to be their next target.
NATO has deployed 31,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and jets to take part in the biggest war game exercise in eastern Europe since the Cold War as it responds to Russian aggression.
Let me see if I have this right. The US (aided by allies, many of whom who are members of NATO) has started military offensives against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Mali, Uganda, Jordan, Cameroon, and is currently provoking China and Russia … and Russia is the aggressor?!? Are you people on drugs?
Let’s be honest, NATO is massing at the Russian borders! You don;t see Russian troops massing north of the US border with Canada or south of the US border with Mexico. You don;t see Russian aircraft carriers sailing around the Gulf of Mexico playing with their warplanes. We can see for yourselves who the aggressor is!
The New York Times editorial board is supposed to be a beacon of enlightened opinion, a sort of oracle of thought for the readers of the most influential print news media ever drafted. 16 people inhabit those hallowed halls in New York City, 16 journalists from a wide swath of expertise. And “Vladimir Putin’s Dangerous Obsession” is their latest and greatest contribution to astute thinking, the best and most intellectually stimulating editorial these brilliant journalists could come up with. The latest damnable Russophobic, anti-Putin rant, from well paid political trolls, it’s a big-fat-lie. Sorry, but 16 pairs of pants are on fire right now, and here’s why.
Britain is secretly upgrading its arsenal of Trident nuclear weapons and is developing an entirely new warhead, according to a report from the Nuclear Information Service (NIS). Controversially, Parliament is yet to consent to its renewal.
A car bomb exploded in the center of the Shiite holy city on Tuesday, with the Shiite community in the country marking the first day of Ramadan.
At least five people were killed and 10 others injured in the attack, Reuters reported citing a security officer.
Britain is likely to face more budget demands from the European Union (EU) as Brussels looks set to ask member-states for more money to handle the unfolding migrant crisis.
From his first days as commander in chief, the drone has been President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice, used by the military and the CIA to hunt down and kill the people his administration has deemed—through secretive processes, without indictment or trial—deserving of execution. There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state’s power over life and death.
According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper. In advance of the paper’s publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’”
Dr. Kevin Barrett writes: “The mainstream media doesn’t want you to know one important thing about Muhammad Ali: His all-out, unreserved support for the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people against Zionist genocide.”
This 2016 Bilderberg Meeting will be characterized by its focus on the growing underclass of “precariats” with insecure jobs and no future in an age of A.I.
Here’s the list and topics for this year’s secret convergence of power…
Friday’s employment report featured the headline unemployment rate falling from 5.0% to 4.7% – which is a huge move lower. About the only encouraging aspect of the report is that markets largely ignored the fantasy headline for a change and focused on the ugly details. Nearly everyone acknowledged the report as bad news and markets reacted accordingly.
But not all. Janet Yellen and her crew at the Fed must see through the phony statistics because they are so reluctant to tighten monetary policy. Publicly, however, they talk about job growth and the wonders their stimulus policies have worked…
Throughout the six-week election campaign Mr Cameron – branded the Sheriff of Nottingham by TV star Paul O’Grady over the hated Bedroom Tax – boasted of making £12billion of welfare cuts but would not reveal where the axe will fall. To put that astronomical figure into perspective, it’s the equivalent of a burglar nicking £545 from every household in the land.
In 2015 the UK government paid £13 billion to the EU budget, and EU spending on the UK was £4.5 billion. So the UK’s ‘net contribution’ was estimated at about £8.5 billion.
The burglars are donating most of their haul to the EU…
Islamic State militants seen last year with a captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery.
More than two-thirds of the Humvees the US supplied to Iraq to fight terrorists have ended up in the hands of Islamic State militants.
Two British arms dealers face jail over a £120,000 (US$175,000) bribe handed to a US defense contractor to help clinch a £5 million deal selling bomb disposal kit to UK and US troops.
Christian fundamentalist schools across the UK are teaching students that women should submit to men and that gay people are “unnatural,” according to former pupils and whistle-blowers.
It was also revealed that students are left to teach themselves in isolation and are given no formal qualifications other than “Christian certificates,” The Independent reports.
This is absolutely outrageous!
How dare they!
How dare the Italian authorities overcook these poor people’s rice!
Kurdish militias have retreated from a strategic neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo after Al Nusra and Ahram al-Sham militants launched a heavy offensive across the embattled city.
Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution.
If Hillary Clinton gets elected president of the United States, she would lead the world towards World War III, an American political analyst says.
Stephen Lendman, a writer, syndicated columnist, TV commentator, and radio show host in Chicago, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday, after Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, said her campaign has evidence that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump supported the 2003 Iraq war.
Two more Tory MPs face fresh allegations of fraud for failing to declare the cost of running negative campaign ads online, as police forces across Britain continue to probe the election spending of Conservative candidates.
In a nutshell, without your knowledge, Windows has signed you up for peer-to-peer-style file sharing with the millions of other Windows 10 users constantly updating their OSs to help those updates download and install faster, by spreading the bandwidth demands across the entire Windows community.
Unfortunately, your network bandwidth is limited; and now it is being directly employed by Windows to share updates with other users to ease the burden on Microsoft’s servers.
But it’s not just this that should worry us. It’s the brutal simplicity with which the boss of the world’s biggest social network had his accounts compromised.
It was this simple: In 2012, hackers stole 117 million password and email combinations from LinkedIn. A few weeks ago, the cache was put up for sale on the dark web for around £1,500. Located in that list, reportedly, was Mr Zuckerberg.
His password, unbelievably, was “dadada”, itself a security nightmare: it would take under 25 seconds for a brute force attack to crack it, according to one password checker. No capital letters, numbers or any other device. In security rankings, it sits not too far above “abcdef” and “p4ssw0rd”.
A lot of good stuff with a couple of poison the well BEX’s thrown in. A good example of disinfo. 95% truth with some fairy tales thrown in.
“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.”
Australian food-ordering and ticket-selling apps, TV-streaming platforms and a car-sharing site temporarily stopped working because of problems at one of Amazon’s data centres.
The businesses all rely on the US company’s cloud computing division – Amazon Web Services – to power their internet operations.
British fishermen say they are regularly asked by people smugglers to transport migrants across the English Channel and are offered “20 to 25 times” what they usually make in a day.
Former British Prime Minister Toby Blair’s spin doctor Alastair Campbell is reportedly set to be cleared of any wrongdoing by the Chilcot inquiry into the UK’s role in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Campbell will escape serious criticism by the inquiry report due on July 6, sources said on Sunday, despite having a role in compiling the infamous “doggy dossier” that made the case for the Iraq war.
Washington has asked Moscow not to conduct airstrikes against al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria.
MI5 was allowed to escape regular scrutiny of its bulk collection of communications data by the watchdog charged with overseeing it, newly-released confidential correspondence reveals.
A report by Independent Age, a charity for the elderly, reveals that 1.6 million older people live in poverty in the UK, with an increasing proportion of them over 75 years of age.
A Syrian woman who is a member of the progressive Baath party has been chosen as the new parliament speaker, becoming the first woman to ever hold the post.
Hadiyeh al-Abbas, 58, won uncontested Monday during the first session of the People’s Assembly, (AKA: Syria’s ‘parliament’) elected in April.
Al-Abbas holds a PhD in agricultural engineering and was a professor at al-Furat University in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, which is currently contested by government forces and the Islamic State group.
The assassination of Taliban Emir Mullah Akhtar Mansour, carried out Saturday, May 21 by a squadron of American military drones, was an immense provocation. One that should serve as a grave warning to the international working class and oppressed masses as to the incendiary role US imperialism is playing in world geopolitics.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue their offensive against the Islamic State in and around Manbij, north-east of Aleppo.
Mass Grave Near Fallujah; 487 Killed in Iraq
A deputy chairman for the Hashd al-Shaabi reversed an earlier declaration that Shi’ite militias would storm Fallujah. Abu Mahdi Muhandis said the militias have completed their role in the operation but would accept orders to enter Fallujah if asked.