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February 5, 2016

Feb 05 18:36

Strange Times: Pentagon Talks up Conflicts with Iran, Russia, China, North Korea

It could happen today or tomorrow. Maybe in the years to come. But potential conflicts with Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are inevitable. That’s what the Pentagon says in its new budget request from the US Congress!

Feb 05 18:35

European Parliament's resolution on Crimea leaving no space for dialogue — lawmaker

European parliament's resolution on Crimea does not leave space for dialogue with Russia, Konstantin Kosachev, the chairman of foreign policy committee in the upper house of Russian parliament said on Thursday.

"The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Crimea and naturally the one marked by categorical overtones that leave no space for dialogue," he wrote on his page in Facebook on Thursday.

Feb 05 18:35

'We Expect A Military Escalation in Syria': Turkey’s True Motives

As Turkey shows increasing signs of invading Syria, Turkish journalist Erman Cete and Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute speak to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear to discuss the meaning for relations between Russia and NATO.

Feb 05 18:34

Saudi military intervention in Syria amounts to war: Russian deputy

A Russian deputy has warned Saudi Arabia that any military ground operation in Syria without the Damascus government's consent amounts to a declaration of war.



Feb 05 18:27

Just like you and me! Clintons earned $153M over 14 years…

Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.

Feb 05 18:06

Iowa Democratic party altered precinct's caucus results during chaotic night

In the Iowa Democratic party’s chaotic attempt to report caucus results on Monday night, the results in at least one precinct were unilaterally changed by the party as it attempted to deal with the culmination of a rushed and imperfect process overseeing the first-in-the-nation nominating contest.

In Grinnell Ward 1, the precinct where elite liberal arts college Grinnell College is located, 19 delegates were awarded to Bernie Sanders and seven were awarded to Hillary Clinton on caucus night. However, the Iowa Democratic party decided to shift one delegate from Sanders to Clinton on the night and did not notify precinct secretary J Pablo Silva that they had done so. Silva only discovered that this happened the next day, when checking the precinct results in other parts of the county.

Feb 05 18:04

Hillary Resists Releasing Transcripts From GOLDMAN SACHS Speeches…

$225,000 for each "speech" and she won't even say what it was for... hmm.. can you say "BOUGHT AND PAID FOR"?!

Feb 05 17:24

Documents: Obama Has Spent $74 million In Taxpayer Dollars On Holidays

The two golf outings alone cost taxpayers $1,836,555 in travel expenses. Obama played a total of five rounds of golf, equating to a cost of $20,406 per hole.

Feb 05 17:18

“Global Warming” : NH Voters Face Cold, Snowy Weather

Cold, snow and windy weather is in store for the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.

Feb 05 17:15

Utah Fusion Center Warns Police About “Disaffected Individuals” Traveling Through State to Attend LeVoy Finicum Funeral

Cops to be on the lookout for Gadsden flag and other "dangerous" symbols -- A fusion center in Utah is advising law enforcement to be on the lookout for “caravans” of “extremists” traveling through the state en route to Arizona to attend the funeral of LaVoy Finicum.

Feb 05 17:02

BOOGA BOOGA! North Korea may be ready to launch a rocket by Super Bowl kickoff Sunday

Satellite images North Korea’s Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity, and a US defense official believes launch could happen this weekend.



Feb 05 16:30

Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine

There's no doubt that Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex. The idea that she is bad on the corporate issues but good on national security has it wrong. Her so-called foreign policy "experience" has been to support every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.

Feb 05 16:30

Cruz Voicemail to Iowa Precinct Captains - 1


The Ted Cruz campaign called precinct captains in Iowa during the caucuses telling them Ben Carson was suspending campaigning. This, even after the Carson campaign confirmed there would be no suspension of campaign activities.

Our political process has become inundated with lies and smear tactics that are unbecoming of the highest office of our nation. The American people deserve better.

Feb 05 16:30

Ron Paul: Cruz Not a Libertarian, He’s Owned by Goldman Sachs

Ted Cruz isn’t a free-market libertarian, Ron Paul warned his son’s former supporters on Friday. -- “You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz — they think he’s for the free market, and [in reality] he’s owned by Goldman Sachs,” he said of the Texas senator on Fox Business’ Varney & Company. “I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with Cruz and Trump or any of them so I just don’t think there is much picking.”

Feb 05 16:27

Corporate Interests Take Aim at Local Democracy

Across America, corporate interests are taking aim at local government.

With Congress gridlocked and a majority of state legislatures controlled by right-wing interests, cities have become laboratories of democracy for progressive policies like a higher minimum wage, LGBTQ protections, or parental leave.



Feb 05 16:08

‘EU not going to change’: France calls UK’s demands non-negotiable

A draft deal over Britain’s future membership of the European Union is driving a wedge between leaders.

Feb 05 16:06

Security ties between Palestinians and Israel begin to fray

Attack on Israeli soldiers by PA guard exposes split between Netanyahu and army over how to respond

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has described his security forces’ cooperation with the Israeli military as “sacred”. But an armed attack on an Israeli checkpoint last weekend by a Palestinian security official, which left three Israeli soldiers injured, suggests that Abbas’ view may not be widely shared among Palestinians.



Feb 05 15:57

Neocons and a CIA Propagandist : The men behind Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is routinely billed by the mainstream media as a Tea Party outsider who is reviled by fellow Republicans as a “wacko bird” along with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and GOP Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan. It is not simply his wife’s connection to Goldman Sachs and investment banking or his unreported loan from the multinational investment banking firm, however, that betrays this image. A closer look at Cruz reveals he is a neocon insider, not a renegade outsider.

Feb 05 15:51

Still Secret JFK Murder Documents : An astounding list

Exciting news: WhoWhatWhy has obtained the complete list of 3,603 secret documents on the Kennedy assassination still being held by the US government. (Or, to be precise, what it admits to still holding.)

Feb 05 15:51

Costs of War

NATO’s violent overthrow of the Libyan regime in 2011 created a failed state and provided an opening for such groups as ISIL.

Feb 05 15:46

The Most Dangerous Man in the World

And what of the charge that Trump is the most dangerous man in the world? Certainly since the end of the Cold War – and arguably since the end of World War II – whoever has sat in the oval office has always been the most dangerous man in the world – and has acted accordingly.



Feb 05 15:43

Giving Peace Very Little Chance

After nearly 15 years of Mideast war – with those conflicts growing ever grimmer – you might expect that peace would be a major topic of the 2016 presidential race. Instead, there has been a mix of warmongering bluster from most candidates and some confused mutterings against endless war from a few.

Feb 05 15:42

Serious flaw discovered in Avast's security-focused SafeZone browser

Several antivirus vendors have taken the open-source Chromium browser and created derivatives that they claim are more privacy-friendly and secure. Yet, at least two of them were recently found to have serious flaws that don’t exist in Chromium.

The latest example is the Avast SafeZone browser, internally known as Avastium, which is installed with the paid versions of Avast’s antivirus and security suites. Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy found a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of Avastium when opening an attacker-controlled URL in any other locally installed browser.

By exploiting the flaw, an attacker could remotely read “files, cookies, passwords, everything,” Ormandy said in a report that he sent to Avast in December and which he made public Wednesday. “He can even take control of authenticated sessions and read email, interact with online banking, etc.”

Feb 05 15:37

Oil price fall brings significant losses for big producers

The initial response of economic “conventional wisdom” to the slide in oil prices over the past 20 months—down from $110 per barrel in June 2014 to levels approaching $30—was that, whatever the impact on oil-exporting countries, it would aid the global economy because it would lift consumption and other spending.



Feb 05 15:32

Disney World-area University admits massive data breach

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has admitted that hackers who broke into its systems may have snaffled the personal details of more than 60,000 staff and students.

The breach, discovered in early January but only made public on Thursday, exposed the social security numbers and other private information of 63,000 students, former students and faculty/staff members at the institution, which is a half-an-hour's drive away from Disney's Epcot Center.

Credit card numbers, medical records, financial records and grades are all thought to have being unexposed by the hack, according to the Orlando-based university.

Feb 05 15:30

Global Shipping Rates Run Dry



Feb 05 15:18

Taiwan earthquake: Hundreds trapped in collapsed buildings after 6.4 magnitude tremor hits island

Significant numbers of casualties are feared after the quake hit near the heavily populated city of Tainan

Feb 05 15:18

Russia will have to respond symmetrically, if Kiev introduces visas — Russian lawmaker

Ukraine’s Supreme Rada registered a draft resolution on cancelling an agreement on the visa-free regime between Russia and Ukraine, the Ukrainian parliament’s website said on Friday. The draft’s authors are requesting the Ukrainian parliament to terminate the Russian-Ukrainian inter-governmental agreement on visa-free travel for citizens of both countries. According to the Russian lawmaker, Russia’s symmetric response "will unfortunately affect ordinary citizens" because "we have not yet curtailed completely cultural and humanitarian exchanges at all levels.

Feb 05 15:17

Progressive 3.0: Beware the Latest Version of Hillary Clinton

Listening to Hillary last night trying to pass herself off as a progressive is like watching a chameleon change colors to match its surroundings. Not quite the same, however. The chameleon’s move is defensive. Hillary’s is strictly offensive.



Feb 05 15:13

European Parliament's resolution on Crimea leaving no space for dialogue — lawmaker

"The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Crimea and naturally the one marked by categorical overtones that leave no space for dialogue," he wrote on his page in Facebook on Thursday. Besides, the document passed by the MEPs says cooperation will be resumed exclusively on the condition of Crimea's "return" to Ukraine, Kosachev indicated. "Which probably means never?" he asked with a rhetoric emphasis. "Reading such bellicose resolutions makes sense only by way of regular monitoring of the current situation at European organizations." "You call in your resolution to respect the free and sovereign choice of the Crimeans to walk down the European pathway, but please respect the Crimeans’ choice not to go to Europe together with those who never asked them where to go," he said.

Feb 05 15:11

TPP signing: Andrew Robb rejects calls for cost-benefit analysis of trade deal

Robb doesn't need a cost benefit analysis because he already knows the outcome.
Trans-Pacific Partnership will barely benefit Australia, says World Bank report
Malcolm the partner from Goldman Sachs running Australia admitted it wasn't about trade.
Malcolm Turnbull asks US congress to back TPP
Malcolm from Goldman:-...The TPP is much more than a trade deal.
In Obama's Reply:-....it's important for us to be making the rules in this region and that's exactly what TPP does.

Feb 05 15:08

How Fox News Undercut Trump

Something really strange happened on the way to the Iowa Caucus.

The strange thing is not that Duck Dynasty devotee and much-despised Establishment nemesis Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leapfrogged Donald Trump to take the top spot. Ted’s excellent adventure, which includes winning in spite of his stance against ethanol, was far more likely than it might have seemed.

Feb 05 15:05

Moscow sees no sense in modernising arms control deal due to NATO military activity

"We consider as senseless additional responsibilities in the arms control - on the background of the anti-Russian direction of the NATO training, curbing of the military contacts between NATO and Russia - modernisation of the Vienna document is senseless," The deputy defense minister said in 2015 Russia received all inspection groups under the Vienna document. "If the dialogue on the arms control in Europe resumes, the control mechanism should be different from the one used under CFE (Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe). Nowadays, conventional arms may be compared in potential with nuclear arms, the list of "strategic" system is expanding - there is no limiting to calculating cannons and tanks". The official noted that NATO’s representatives have been inviting the Russian Defense Ministry to "talk on the phone" with the purpose to accuse Russia of the crisis between Moscow and Brussels.



Feb 05 15:03

Zakharchenko TELLS KIEV: We are waiting for you!

DONETSK - The number of attacks by the Kievan power is increased tenfold, Ukraine is preparing to complete the conflict, said President DNR Aleksandar Zakhar?enko at a press conference in Donetsk, commenting on the situation on the fronts.

"The situation is tense, the number of attacks has increased tenfold. Ukraine is trying to put the blame on us, but not representatives of the OSCE have not remained indifferent, they said that Kiev has violated a truce. Gorlovka, Jasinovata, Peski and airport area are under fire. Kiev wants to open return fire on them, or to violate the Minsk Agreement.

Judging by what is happening, Kiev prepares to full escalation. We are waiting. We are ready. Let them make a choice. "

Commenting on the statements of representatives of Ukraine on the intention to invite UN peacekeepers in the Donbass, Zakharchenko said that Poroshenko has to realize the futility of their hopes about helping the US and EU.

Feb 05 15:02

Earthquake causes building to partially collapse in southern Taiwan

A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday near the city of Tainan, triggering at least one partial building collapse and other damages but no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.

Feb 05 14:56

Labor senator Sam Dastyari claims 10 companies have taken control of Australian politics

Sam Dastyari is one of the few Australian Politicians worth their salary. Politicians in Australia get a very generous lifetime pension after 'serving' six years. The party hierarchy select people who will be obedient to them, with the knowledge if they sit there and do nothing they will be on the gravy train for life.



Feb 05 14:55

Russia, Belarus undertake exhaustive measures to host Ukrainian refugees — CSTO official

The 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine, who came to Russia and the thousands Ukrainian refugees who came to Belarus — they all are settled. They do not organize rallies or do not demand any special guarantees. Belarusian authorities, like authorities in Russia, have undertaken all exhaustive measures to make sure refugees from Ukraine are settled, accommodated, have work and conditions for normal life. This is a result of the work [of migration services] at the national levels, as well as of common activities.

Feb 05 14:53

The Sanders Sensation

When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sanders speak. The Vermont senator, I added, was pondering a presidential run.

Feb 05 14:52

Diplomat: Turkey one of most unfavorable states in terms of observing rights of Russians

"In the sphere of ensuring rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of Russian citizens, Turkey is one of the most unfavorable countries in the world," Dolgov said. "We annually register at least 1,000 addresses and complaints of Russian citizens to consular offices of the Russian Federation in Turkey. This happens because of fraud and manipulation of different Turkish companies and organizations (insurance, real estate, banking, etc.). ungrounded and biased actions of state agencies and structures, including policemen (illegal arrests of Russian citizens, their detention in unacceptable conditions, and so on), courts (especially in cases of lawsuits dealing with custody rights for children born in Russian-Turkish families) and so on. The Turkish side "systematically ignores its commitments to timely inform Russia’s consular offices about detention and other types of freedom deprivation of Russian citizens, despite their respective demands," the commissioner noted.

Feb 05 14:51

Did you know your vehicle is being logged in databases when you shop at Walmart and other places?

A vehicle equipped with advanced license plate scanning systems, presumed to be either law enforcement or some type of repossession business, was spotted capturing license plate and possibly other data from the local Walmart parking lot and other parking lots Wednesday.
side scan



Feb 05 14:47

Switzerland, blood gold capital of the world

Over the millennia the mining of gold has driven some of the world’s most brutal practices, as armed militias enslave entire populations, forcing them to mine with their bare hands or use rudimental tools at the blade of a machete or point of a gun. There is nothing new about ‘blood gold’, it’s just that you had no idea that you were likely supporting it when you bought that special piece of jewelry for your partner or relative. From cheap high street retail chains to the fashion houses of Paris and New York, blood gold adorns us all.

Feb 05 14:43

Athens in flames: Protesters hurl Molotov cocktails at police as tens of thousands take to the streets during general strike over Greek pension reforms

Protesters clashed with riot police in Athens today as protests against pension reforms during a general strike turned into violent chaos.

Some 40,000 people had joined anti-government protests in the Greek capital, and although initially peaceful, sporadic clashes between anarchist protesters and police outside Parliament and in other parts of the city centre soon escalated.

Police used tear gas and stun grenades against the dozens of hooded anarchists, while street vendors, tourists, and onlookers ran to safety as the violence broke out.

Feb 05 14:43

Hilarious Supercut of Hillary “Reintroducing Herself” Proves How Much Liberal Media Loves Her

Maybe if she wasn’t such a criminal psychopath historically, she wouldn’t have to keep reintroducing herself all the time in an effort to make people think she’s someone she isn’t.

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Feb 05 14:42

Rapidly rising household debt predicts recessions. See America’s future.



Feb 05 14:42

In Case You Missed It: Obama Just Proposed Raising the Federal Gas Tax 136%

In case you missed it, Obama just proposed raising the gas tax to what would amount to 136%.

By proposing a $10 per barrel tax on every barrel of oil produced in the U.S., Obama wants to add a .25 cent gas tax on every gallon of gas you purchase at the pump. He wants to use it to pay for his green transportation initiatives.

Considering federal gas tax is 18.4 cents a gallon currently, this would mean a whopping 136% increase.

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Feb 05 14:42

Russia's Lukoil sells 230 gas stations in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland

The deal will be closed in the second half of 2016 after getting approval from regulatory authorities of Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland. In April 2015 Lukoil already sold its 100% participation interest in its Ukrainian subsidiary having 240 gas stations and 6 oil depots to AMIC. "The decision to sell the retail chain in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland was made within the framework of the program on optimization of Lukoil’s retail assets structure in Europe," the company said. It was reported earlier Lukoil listed its assets in Lithuania and Latvia for sale. The decision was made because of higher anti-Russian sentiments in these countries, President of the Russian oil major Vagit Alekperov said earlier. Lukoil’s strategy does not address expansion in Europe in the coming years, Alekperov said.

Feb 05 14:41

Apple to pay over $600 million in patent lawsuit

Apple is being forced to pay VirnetX Holding Corp more than $625 million for violating patents related to FaceTime and other live communication technology. The jury determined that Apple had infringed on every patent claim from VirnetX.

Feb 05 14:39

Russian official: Turkish warplanes’ presence over Syrian skies to increase tension

Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Defense and Security, commented on a US statement that the Turkish Air Force would comply with the provisions of the Russian-American memorandum on flight security if it joined the struggle against terrorists on the territory of Syria. "Despite all the US assurances, provocations from Ankara are not ruled out completely if Turkish aviation is involved in Syria. In any case, tension over the Syrian skies will increase," the senator said. "there is no special military need for the presence of Turkish aviation in Syria." Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told journalists earlier on Friday that Turkish warplanes should fully comply with the provisions of the Russian-US memorandum on flight security, if they were involved in the Syria operation.

Feb 05 14:38

Flint Officials Could Have Prevented Lead Crisis for $80 a Day, Broke Federal Law Instead

By Claire Bernish

“It’s outrageous that this sort of government-made catastrophe would happen anywhere in the United States,” Representative Justin Amash said Wednesday as he opened his allotted time period to question a panel before Congress about the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan. “The State of Michigan needs to provide comprehensive assistance to the people of Flint; and the state has the resources, I can assure you that as a former state legislator.”

In his characteristic calm and collected manner, Amash quickly pulled the painful truth from just two members of the decidedly small four-member panel — the lead contamination of the Flint water supply wouldn’t have happened if the city had followed the law...

Feb 05 14:35

Russia says Turkey systematically violates Open Skies Treaty

Earlier this week, Turkey violated the Open Skies Treaty by refusing to allow Russian inspectors to carry out an observation flight scheduled for February 1-5. This is not the first case when Ankara violates its international commitments, Antonov said. "In December 2015, the Turkish side closed for the Russian observation aircraft a part of airspace along the Syrian border and the Diyarbakir airfield (housing NATO aviation) earlier provided for use for the treaty’s aims. In October 2015, Turkey advised "in a mandatory manner" to delay the Russian observation mission due to carrying out a security operation. Russia agreed and postponed the flight. In 2014, a Turkish escort group said it was impossible to ensure the flights’ security in certain areas of the country’s airspace citing intense flights of combat aviation involved in the anti-terrorism operation. In February 2013, Ankara closed for observation the positions of the Patriot surface-to-air missile system in southern Turkey.

Feb 05 14:27

South Korea preparing tougher sanctions against Pyongyang — foreign ministry

"At the meeting attended by ambassadors of the United States, Japan, Australia and a representative of EU, the process of developing sanctions in UN Security Council was discussed, the issue of introducing unilateral restrictions against North Korea was also touched upon," the foreign ministry said. The sides exchanged opinions on Pyongyang’s plans to launch a ballistic missile and discussed how they can persuade North Korea to refrain from such actions.

Feb 05 14:23

Ukrainian military ready to use force in Donbass — Russia’s OSCE envoy

According to him, Kiev is trying to shift the blame for the worsening situation in Donbass, which has been seen in recent days, to the militias. Lukashevich believes that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine is not monitoring the situation in Ukrainian troops’ rear in Donbass. The mission should provide more information about the work of patrol teams, the diplomat told a session of the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday. Also, Lukashevich has called on Kiev to agree the modality of Donbass elections and the region’s special status with the Contact Group for Ukraine settlement. The Ukrainian authorities are trying to dodge the implementation of the Minsk agreements. "They promise whatever one likes but they do not implement anything," Lukashevich told a session of the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday.

Feb 05 14:21

US rejected Russia’s proposal on Syria consultation center in Amman — defense ministry

"We proposed to Americans, in the first place, and other Western countries to create a joint consultation center to solve issues of cooperation. We suggested that the possible location will be Amman," Antonov said, adding that the proposal was rejected. Russia’s defense minister suggested having a phone conversation with Pentagon’s chief Ashton Carter on January 19. "We were given to understand that such a conversation is inadvisable," he added.

Feb 05 14:19

Is the FDA suppressing Chinese Medicine herbal cures for Zika?

When a real pandemic devastates humanity, one of the primary causes of mass death will be the refusal of health authorities to even consider the realm of natural medicine as a source of plant-based cures.

Instead of looking for answers to a pandemic from across the entire realm of existing medicine (herbal medicine, indigenous medicine, naturopathic medicine, etc.), today's corrupt institution of for-profit medicine is only interested in patented pharmaceuticals or vaccines, even when such interventions might take years to produce.

"We raised the price from $1,700 per bottle to $75,000. Should be a very handsome investment for all of us." -- Actual email from Big Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli, relishing the profits to be made from jilting medication consumers.

Feb 05 14:18

Some countries ask not to make public military contacts with Russia — defense ministry

A number of countries ask not to make public military contacts with Russia because of "harsh commands" from Brussels, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has told reporters... "A meeting of the Russian and French defense ministers was held, and later a meeting between the two countries’ General Staff chiefs took place as well. Army General Valery Gerasimov spoke with his US counterpart twice. We received high-ranking delegations from the UK, Germany and Switzerland," Antonov said. "Representatives of other countries came here too, but because of the tough commands from Brussels they ask not to advertise the contacts at the moment," he added.
Russia invites 46 defense ministers to International Army Games http://tass.ru/en/defense/854787

Feb 05 14:17

BREAKING: State Dept Spokesman John Kirby Violates Russian Airspace

Social media and other unnamed sources are reporting that US State Dept spokesman John Kirby has openly violated Russian airspace, in an obvious act of aggression against the Russian people.

Witnesses say that Kirby took off from an undisclosed location in Unkraine, flying his vintage single engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft, with a premeditated plan to invade Russia.

Reports said that Kirby was wearing a brown leather bomber jacket, a long wool scarf, his big boy deep sea diver mask, and a vintage WW1 leather flying helmet.

Kirby was seen loading a duffel bag full of hand grenades into the aircraft cockpit before taking off, and when questioned about his flight plan, Kirby stated his only mission was "to kill as many Ruskies as possible, because God told him to".

Note this report is not an accusation, it’s a fact.

Don't ask for proof of this report. We don't need proof.

We have stated that it occurred, and so the report is obviously the gospel truth.

Feb 05 14:15

Syrian Kurdistan’s representative office to open in Moscow next week

A representative office of Syrian Kurdistan is due to open in Moscow on February 10, the chairman of the Council of the Federal National-Cultural Kurdish Autonomy said on Friday. "This will be a representative office of the NGO that has no functions of an embassy," Farhat Patiev said. The representative office will advocate the interests of Kurds who live in Russia and Syria, he said, adding that many of them are not Syrian citizens. Some 250,000 Kurds, the largest ethnic minority in Syria, currently live in Russia. Russia’s Foreign Ministry earlier told TASS the opening of the Kurds’ representative office is not envisaged by the Russian legislation. Their interests are advocated by the diplomats from the embassies of Syria and Iraq.

Feb 05 14:14

“There’s a Jim Jones in Michigan”: Lawmaker Likens Flint Crisis to Cult Leader Who Poisoned Members

Congress held its first hearing Wednesday on lead poisoning in Flint’s water supply.

Feb 05 14:08

MI governor’s aide knew about Flint Legionnaires’ spike 10 months before public

Emails show the Michigan governor’s office knew about the outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Flint and its possible connection to the city’s polluted water system in March 2015 – 10 months before the public was informed.

Feb 05 14:05

Obama Unleashes Open Border Free-for-All: “Might As Well Abolish Our Immigration Laws Altogether”

We’ve seen the strain that unrestricted mass migration has put on the whole of Europe. It is nothing short of cultural shock and awe.

Now.. it’s coming soon to a town near you, as U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents report they have been ordered to outright release immigrants they may have taken into custody. The days of civil unrest seem to be closing in.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 05 14:05

Moscow says over 160 people died in actions of Turkish military in Kurdish settlements

"According to the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey NGO since the beginning of the active phase of the government operation in Kurdish settlements (July-August 2015) at least 162 people, including women, children and the elderly, were killed as a result of the actions of the Turkish military, and the probe into earlier revealed mass burials in south-east has not been finalized," the diplomat said. "Curfew still remains in some settlements, thus people there are deprived of timely access to food and essentials," he said. "Some reports say the number of internally displaced persons exceeds 100,000."

Feb 05 14:01

Palestinian leader backs Russia’s airstrikes in Syria

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has voiced his strong support for Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, Russia’s upper house speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Friday. Abbas also said Russia has come back to the Middle East and this creates "certain balance" in the region and no imbalance will be allowed, Matviyenko said. On February 2-4, the delegation of Russia’s upper house of parliament paid an official visit to Israel and a working visit to Palestine. "Of course, they understand the importance of the fight against terrorism and Russia’s participation in the fight against terrorism," Matviyenko said, adding that Palestine and Israel have their own opinion on this fight.

Feb 05 14:01

GOLD – It’s time to pay attention

The last time I shared my thoughts on gold, a subject I had previously wrote about constantly, was all the way back in July of last year. That post was titled, 4 Mainstream Media Articles Mocking Gold That Should Make You Think. Here’s an excerpt:

Feb 05 13:56

Oregon rancher was shot 9 times by FBI, appears stolen 9mm planted after the fact

Another day, another horror coming out of our legal authorities in this country

As previously reported, Oregon rancher Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was killed in a FBI/OSP operation where it was claimed he “went for” a 9mm in his waist pocket.

Feb 05 13:51

"Hillary for Prison" movement sweeps the nation

On newsstands across the country now, magazines are featuring Hillary stuck behind prison bars – right where she belongs – with the words “treason, bribery perjury, fraud, espionage and embezzlement.”

As the latest batch of private emails from the State Department further expose the presidential hopeful, the likelihood of criminal charges continue to increase exponentially.

Will Hillary be brought to justice or will she use her power, influence and backing from the White House to subvert the rule of law?

Feb 05 13:49

Ukraine receives first fuel batch from US Westinghouse for NPP this year — minister

The first batch of 42 fuel assemblies from the US-based Westinghouse has arrived for Ukrainian nuclear power plants this year, Energy and Coal Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said on Friday. "Five out of thirteen deliveries will be made by Westinghouse [the other deliveries will be carried out by Russia]. This is far from [energy] independence but gives a possibility to hold talks with confidence on the terms and the price of deliveries," the minister said. The Ukrainian energy and coal minister said earlier that in 2016 Ukraine would import "40% of nuclear fuel from Europe," meaning that the Westinghouse plant producing fuel assemblies for Ukraine was based in Sweden. Ukraine’s nuclear power plant operator Energoatom and the US-based Westinghouse have been cooperating since 2000 under the project of introducing US nuclear fuel at Ukrainian NPPs. In 2014, Ukraine extended its contract with Westinghouse to 2020.

Feb 05 13:47

BREAKING NEWS: List of Withheld JFK Assassination Documents

The list was obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by FOIA specialist Michael Ravnitzky, who alerted us.

The complete list is below. You’ll note that some documents are briefly characterized by subject, while others are less clearly identified.

The government has promised to release as many documents as possible in October, 2017, the 25th anniversary of the JFK Records Act, in which Congress mandated that all efforts be made to release everything in Washington’s possession unless an overriding case can be made for withholding in the national interest.

Some — perhaps most — of these documents could be released at that time. Then again, they may be further withheld. The CIA in particular is likely to argue that some are just too sensitive to be made public.

Feb 05 13:46

Moscow denies Ankara's accusations of using banned types of weapons in Syria

"The use of any banned types of weapons by the Russian warplanes is excluded," the ministry said adding Turkey’s information campaign against Russia could be used for preparing the Turkish population for Turkey’s active military involvement in Syria. "This time, the situation with refugees from Syrian districts where Turkmen live compactly has become the subject of unfounded accusations. The materials that are being published assert categorically that refugees are moving towards the border with Turkey as a result of the Russian air task force’s actions. They say that the Russian aircraft are allegedly delivering strikes against civilian targets, using incendiary and cluster bombs. These assertions have nothing to do with reality and are made in an extremely emotional tone.

Feb 05 13:41

Russian UN envoy: Accusing Russia of breakdown of intra-Syrian talks is bad taste

Earlier, Syria’s Riyadh-based opposition and a number of countries, including Great Britain and France, put a part of the blame for the postponement of the intra-Syrian talks on Russia having accused it of stepping up its air operation in Syria.

Feb 05 13:39

Russian MP says Syria should appeal to UN in case of Saudi’s land operation

Damascus will have to appeal to the United Nations in case Saudi Arabia stages a land operation in Syria, a Russian lawmaker said on Friday.

Feb 05 13:22

M6.7 - 25km S of Yujing, Taiwan

Feb 05 13:19

BILL TO END OPERATION CHOKE POINT CLEARS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

A bill seeking to bring an end to Operation Choke Point, the government program launched in 2013 that seeks to disconnect certain businesses from the banking industry, got a boost this week as H.R. 766 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 250-169.

Feb 05 13:18

Protest AIPAC in DC on March 20th!

12 Noon: Assemble at the White House
1pm-5pm: March to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center

On March 20, 2016 we aren't just protesting AIPAC but we are being direct about supporting Palestine hence the theme! We are asking people from all over The United States of America to come support justice for Palestine by standing against AIPAC which will be convening in DC on this day! We cannot continue to let AIPAC (which advocates for an illegal foreign entity not on US soil) dicatate our American foreign policy.

SUPPORT PALESTINE! PROTEST AIPAC! #SupportPalestineInDC2016

Feb 05 13:11

Global Patriot Act? UK Seeks Authority to Serve Warrants in America

Britain has been negotiating a plan with the United States which would allow the UK to directly serve wiretap warrants on American communications companies for national security and criminal proceedings.

Considering how many threats they’ve known about and been able to actually thwart, this surely isn’t about further chipping away at everyone’s privacy along with American Constitutional protections as well as national sovereignty at all... (that was sarcasm)

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Feb 05 13:00

The men behind Ted Cruz: Neocons and a CIA propagandist

Ted Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is routinely billed by the mainstream media as a Tea Party outsider who is reviled by fellow Republicans as a “wacko bird” along with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and GOP Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.

Feb 05 12:35

Obedience training: The truth about the pledge of allegience

A look into the origins of the pledge of allegiance – mandatory regurgitation for school children – reveals that it was actually created by a magazine in 1892 in order to sell flags to schools, and the pledge was created by Francis Bellamy to create a reason for schools to buy the flags.

Feb 05 12:33

Four reasons the January jobs report is fishy

The U.S. jobs report for January appears to show a big slowdown in hiring at first glance. But changes in monthly employment can be quite fickle and a few things looked fishy.

Here are four reasons you should view the January employment report in a different light — and wait another month or two to see if the labor market is really in retreat.

Feb 05 12:33

Homeless people lose Internet access over illegal downloads

People living in an encampment for the homeless in Florida have found themselves without Internet access following claims of illegal downloading. The operators of Dignity Village say that after several complaints from their ISP about piracy they had no choice but to stop providing free WiFi to all.

Feb 05 12:29

Seriously? Now They Expect Us to Believe ISIS Leader Is Running Online Suicide Bombing Classes

So we are to believe the [Western intelligence asset] leader of ISIS is regularly participating in scheduled online classes with groups of people via Skype on how to blow one's self up in a public area.

And yet... we are told no one can seem to catch him.

In a world where the NSA can literally hack entire countries and we've been told everything everyone can do online can be monitored 24/7 in real-time... we are told no one has any idea where this guy could possibly be.

How can anyone possibly believe this line of bs?

So what's next for the enterprising young terrorists? Is ISIS going to open up a chain of terrorist community colleges and courses by mail, bombs included?

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Feb 05 12:08

How Long Did Flint’s County Jail Inmates Drink Poisoned Water?

Hundreds of prisoners in the Genesee County Jail in Flint, Michigan, have had no option but to drink and shower in the contaminated city water.

Feb 05 12:06

Sanders, Trump Double Lead Over Rivals in New Hampshire

Among Democrats in New Hampshire, some 61 percent of likely voters and 63 percent of registered voters said they would vote for US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, on the Republican side, 38 percent of likely voters and 37 percent of registered voters vowed to vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump, according to the poll.

Feb 05 12:03

It’s Not All in Your Head

We often hear about public health crises related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. But what about chronic stress?

Canadian physician Gabor Maté studies the mind-body connection. He argues that chronic stress plays a big role in the development of disease.

Feb 05 11:50

New Hampshire combats voter fraud, requiring ID for 1st time in primary

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary makes history every four years, and on Feb. 9 it will do so for an additional reason.

This year, for the first time, primary voters will have to show ID.

"I think there are definitely going to be lines, with any indication of our absentee balloting already -- it’s huge," said Kerri Parker, the town clerk of Meredith, N.H., and president of the New Hampshire Town and City Clerks Association.

"People are concerned, they want to get out, they want their voice to be heard, which is great," she said, but cautioned that "the only thing they need to remember is to bring their ID's to the polls. … We have to see your ID because of voter fraud."

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Feb 05 11:46

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Progressive’ Persona

In her speech claiming victory after the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton proclaimed herself “a progressive who gets things done.” I had to laugh. And it wasn’t just because former President Bill Clinton – the centrist Triangulator-in-Chief – was standing behind her, beaming and clapping.

Feb 05 11:39

Super Bowl Takes Priority Over Humans As Riot Police “Sweep Away” the Homeless Before Big Game

By Justin Gardner

The priorities of San Francisco city government are being put on stark display as homeless people, and those supporting them in protest, are being cleared out to make way for Super Bowl festivities. The spectacle of American football, and the millions of dollars that come with it, are far more important than the well-being of the city’s less fortunate...

Feb 05 11:17

END OF THE FED: IT CAN’T DO ANY OF THE THINGS IT’S SUPPOSED TO DO

Janet Yellen has been in the news with her often-stated determination to create price inflation.

Why Fed officials are so scared to death of the deflation we all look for at the shopping mall each weekend is anybody’s guess. Ours is that it keeps the crony banking system and its inflated bureaucracy afloat – on a sea of green, like in a yellow submarine.

But it doesn’t really matter. The Fed can’t do what Congress has decided it needs to do, anyway. That’s because the Fed is a state-empowered monopoly. And its dictates amount to price fixing, which never works.

Feb 05 11:07

Did Hillary Lie About Her Iraq War Vote?

Stephen Zunes responds to Hillary Clinton’s explanation of her Iraq War vote, and to Bernie Sanders’ plan to mobilize countries like Saudi Arabia to take on ISIS.

Feb 05 10:55

Zika: Update from Brazil: Towering Non-Evidence

By Jon Rappoport

I can now provide the latest update on what researchers in Brazil are discovering, as they dig into their original findings about the Zika virus and cases of microcephaly (babies born with small heads and brain impairment)...

Feb 05 10:36

by Mac Slavo - Radiation Alert: L.A. Gas Well Spewing LETHAL LEVELS Of Breathable Nuclear Material: “Fukushima Class Disaster”

In a breaking development that has been completely ignored by mainstream news sources, the leaking natural gas well near Los Angeles, California is now reportedly spewing lethal levels of radioactive material, according to a report from Steve Quayle and a group with expertise in nuclear material.

A leaking natural gas well outside Los Angeles is spewing so much naturally-occurring Uranium and Radon, that “breathable” radiation levels have hit “lethal levels” according to a Nuclear Expert group.

Hal Turner of Super Station 95 reports that the well is releasing 1.91 Curies (Ci) of radiation per hour.

This rogue well is spewing huge amounts of natural gas and about 1.91 curies an hour of natural radioactive material in the natural gas… 1.91 curies an hour is about 45.9 curies per day… It’s a really, really big leak.

A curie is a unit of measure in the U.S. to describe very large radioactive releases.

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And yet, the utility company which owns this well appears to be completely impotent to prevent this catastrophe from happening.

Feb 05 10:35

Let’s End Torture in U.S. Prisons

A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for 23 hours a day.

For one hour a day, he or she may be taken into a small cage outside, with the opportunity to walk in circles before being taken back in. Even the outdoor cage can usually be opened and closed remotely.

Feb 05 10:33

The War On Savers And The 200 Rulers Of World Finance

What kind of crank economics contends that brutally punishing two of the great, historically-proven economic virtues——-thrift and prudence—-is the key to economic growth and true wealth creation?

In this age of relentless consumption and 140 character tweets, what kind of insult to common sense argues that human nature is prone to save too much, defer gratification too long, shop too sparingly and consume too little?

Forget all of their mathematical economics and DSGE model regressions. Our 200 unelected rulers are enthrall to a dogma of debt that is so primitive that it’s just plain dumb.

By purchasing existing debt with digital credit conjured from the “send” key on central bank computers, they make room for more and more of it. And they do so without the inconvenience of deferred consumption or an upward climb of interest rates owing to an imbalance of borrowings versus savings.

Feb 05 10:30

Never-before-seen video shows a bloodied Colonel Gaddafi begging for his life moments before he is executed by Libyan rebels

Never-before-seen video has emerged of the moment a battered and bleeding Colonel Gaddafi was captured by Libyan rebels.

The shocking footage was captured on the mobile phone of one of the fighters who dragged the dictator alive from a drain in Sirte in 2011.

Similar footage was widely circulated at the time of his death, but this video captures his final moments from a new perspective and clearly shows him pleading for his life.

Feb 05 10:29

IN SPAIN, THEY’RE GOING AFTER THE BANKSTERS

To Put Bankers Behind Bars, Spanish Citizens Take the 1% to Court

Feb 05 10:29

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Feb 05 10:27

70% Of Jobs Added In January Were Minimum Wage Waiters And Retail Workers

For those curious where the big jump in earnings came from, the answer appears rather simple: the reason, according to the BLS' breakdown of jobs added in January (per the Establishment survey), of the 151,000 jobs added in the past month, retail trade added 58,000 jobs in January, while employment in food services and drinking places, aka waiters and bartenders, rose by 47,000 in January.

In other words, 70% of the job gains in January went to minimum wage workers.

Feb 05 10:25

19 Incredible British Propaganda Posters From World War Two

Within the last few years, the World War II British propaganda poster "Keep calm and carry on" has become ubiquitous around the World.

What many people don't know is that the poster only saw limited distribution during World War II — the 2.5 million copies printed were held back and intended for us only in times of crisis, which (thankfully) never came.

Feb 05 10:25

Washington Post’s Food Columnist Goes to Bat for Monsanto–Again

A few months ago, I raised concerns about Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel (FAIR.org, 10/28/15) after she admitted taking money from agribusiness interest groups that she covers.

Feb 05 10:23

All Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

We first laid out what that is last September when we said that "the one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed's monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections in which the topic of immigration, both legal and illegal, is shaping up to be the most rancorous, contentious and divisive."

We were talking about the chart showing the cumulative addition of foreign-born and native-born workers added to US payrolls according to the BLS since December 2007, i.e., since the start of the recession/Second Great Depression.

As usually happens, it is precisely this data that gets no mention following any job report. However, with Trump and his anti-immigration campaign continuing to plow on despite the Iowa disappointment, we are confident that the chart shown below will soon be recognizable to economic and political pundits everywhere.

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Corporations love H1 visas (coupled with massive, illegal immigration), because they so lower the cost of doing business.

Feb 05 10:21

More Clinton emails to be labeled 'top secret,' lawmaker says

A Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee warned on Wednesday that the Obama administration will declare that additional emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server during her time as secretary of State have been classified at the highest level.

“The press has reporting there’s been 22 emails. There’s actually more than that," Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) said on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday.

“They do reveal classified methods. They do reveal classified sources and they do reveal human assets,” he added. “I can't imagine how anyone could be familiar with these emails, whether they’re sending them or receiving them, and not realize that these are highly classified.”

Feb 05 10:17

How anger changes the BRAIN: Aggression causes new nerve cells to grow which can trigger even more rage in the future

From increased anxiety to high blood pressure, it's well known that anger is bad for our health.

But a new study suggests becoming full of rage could change the structure of the brain itself, with the production of nerve cells in the hippocampus.

Activity in these new nerve cells was seen with the continuation of aggressive behaviour in an experiment involving male mice, which became increasingly angry.

This suggests that the act of getting angry makes us angrier and the cycle continues.

Feb 05 10:13

Citi: World economy trapped in ‘death spiral’

The global economy seems trapped in a "death spiral" that could lead to further weakness in oil prices, recession and a serious equity bear market, Citi strategists have warned.

Some analysts — including those at Citi — have turned bearish on the world economy this year, following an equity rout in January and weaker economic data out of China and the U.S.

"The world appears to be trapped in a circular reference death spiral," Citi strategists led by Jonathan Stubbs said in a report on Thursday.

"Stronger U.S. dollar, weaker oil/commodity prices, weaker world trade/petrodollar liquidity, weaker EM (and global growth)... and repeat. Ad infinitum, this would lead to Oilmageddon, a 'significant and synchronized' global recession and a proper modern-day equity bear market."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We at WRH told you this was coming; it was only a matter of when.

And please, if you have not already done so, start making some clear and definitive preparations to take care of yourself, and the people you care about.

Make sure you have long-term storable food, water purification, and extra medications for yourselves and your pets. If there is a major disruption in the supply chain (and The Baltic Dry Index has all but collapsed), you need to know that you and those you care about can be as self-reliant as possible.

If you have kids in school, should you need to get them back safely with you, understand clearly what the school policy is on releasing kids before the end of their school day. If you need to be mobile, make sure you have a bug-out kit in the car, and keep it stocked, and have a plan as to where you need to go.

Start building community with like-minded people in your neighborhoods, and see how you can be of mutual help. Find capabilities with which you can barter.

I really don't want to be "Mrs. Chicken of Hawaii, 2016", but folks; something wicked this way comes. Preparation will be the key to survival when the excrement hits the ventilator, big-time.

Feb 05 10:11

Baltimore Residents to Challenge Tax Breaks for Developers

Community members from the Poe Homes in West Baltimore held a community meeting to push back against what they say is unfair policy.

Feb 05 10:07

70% Of Jobs Added In January Were Minimum Wage Waiters And Retail Workers

According to the BLS' breakdown of jobs added in January of the 151,000 jobs added in the past month, retail trade added 58,000 jobs in January, while employment in food services and drinking places, aka waiters and bartenders, rose by 47,000 in January. In other words, 70% of the job gains in January went to minimum wage workers.

Feb 05 10:02

Russian menace pushes Sweden towards Nato

In the middle of the Baltic Sea, a chilly east wind blows across a former Cold War frontier.
After more than 20 years of strategic irrelevance, and thanks to increasingly unpredictable Russian behaviour, Gotland is back in the spotlight.
It is the latest chapter in the island's long military history, and one returning soldier is thrilled.
"It's almost a dream come true," says Lt Col Stefan Pettersson.
After a decade in civilian life, Pettersson is back in uniform, preparing to take command of the Swedish island's defences.
As he scans the snowy landscape where he and his colleagues used to train, he is still pinching himself.
"I always had a dream to come back as an officer and to do it here on Gotland and establish a new unit, it's perfect," he tells me.
The new Gotland battle group, expected to take shape by the end of next year, will number 300 full- and part-time soldiers.

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"Russian menace"?!?!?

Forgive me, but have the folks at BBC collectively lost their minds, gone barking mad, and conveniently forgotten of what real journalism consists, in order to vomit up this codswallop?!?

And how the hell are they going to convince anyone of alleged "...increasingly unpredictable Russian behaviour..." without any provable allegations thereof?!?!?

These wild-ass allegations, which cannot be substantiated in fact, appear to be a further demonisation of Russia, and is the kind of smear tactic which is most generally a prelude to war.

And lastly, will someone please politely remind whoever wrote this more than insane headline, with allegations which they cannot prove in fact (because otherwise, why wouldn't they?!?) that in the age of the internet, "the big lie" went out with the dribble glass and whoopee cushion?!?

Now, that would be a kindness!!

Webmaster addition: They are just recycling the same bovine excrement they used in the 1950s!

Feb 05 10:01

The Reality of Robert Gates

Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who served both Bush administrations as well as the Obama administration, has produced his third self-aggrandizing memoir. His most recent effort, A Passion for Leadership, is in the form of lessons learned, but there is no acknowledgement of any flaw or stumble, let alone mistake.

Feb 05 09:56

2016 January Layoffs List:

Feb 05 09:52

House bill requires women to sign up for draft

Two House Republicans introduced a bill Thursday requiring eligible women in the United States to sign up for the military draft, just days after it was recommended by the Marine Corps and Army.

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Kiss your daughters goodbye!

Feb 05 09:50

L.A.Methane Rupture, Filling the Los Angeles Basin.

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The same environmental mechanisms that trap the smog over Los Angels also trap the methane!

Feb 05 09:47

As Yemen Bleeds, British Profits from Weapons Sales “Bury Human Rights”

It is more than possible to speculate why Prime Minister David Cameron has declared it his mission to scrap the Human Rights Act – which is incorporated into the European Convention on Human Rights – it appears he simply does not believe in human rights.

For example, the fact that Saudi Arabia executed – including beheadings – forty seven people in one day last month, displaying their bodies from gibbets, failed to deter him from having British military experts to work with their Saudi counterparts, advising on which targets – and which people, it seems – to bomb in Yemen. Parliament has not been consulted, thus, without a chance to debate and vote, democracy too has been suspended.

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It's all about the money from the arms sales, and Cameron is utterly no less beholden to the military/industrial complex of the UK than is Obama to the military/industrial complex in the US.

And of course, to enter into deals with fanatical tyrants, who so readily kill and maim their own people, one also has to have one's conscience surgically removed; I am sure that this has been the case with both Cameron and Obama.

Feb 05 09:46

Shocking New Secrets on the FBI-Sanctioned Assassination of LaVoy Finicum

The fact that Bundy only tells law enforcement to go home, raises more SERIOUS suspicions about the BS narrative being pumped out by the FBI and the mainstream media. It draws even more attention to, and only further demands that there be an investigation into the government-sanctioned assassination of rancher LaVoy Finicum.

Feb 05 09:45

From Jail: A Statement From Ammon Bundy to the Public Today, Feb 4 2016

The following is a letter and a recorded statement given today (2/4/16) from Ammon Bundy which was sent out via email by his mother Carol Bundy from the Bundy Ranch. At the conclusion of the letter is a link to contribute to Ammon Bundy’s legal defense fund, should you wish to lend a hand.

Feb 05 09:44

SocGen claims China is only months away from burning through its currency reserves

China is burning through its foreign-currency reserves at such a blistering pace that the country will run down its cushion in a few months, forcing the government to wave the white flag and float the yuan, says Société Générale global strategist Albert Edwards.

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Money has been weaponized!

Feb 05 09:43

US claims Russia is ‘in part’ to blame for Syrian talks’ halt, misquotes UN as proof

Kirby appears to have played loosely with the official statement here.

“He [de Mistura] did cite the difficulties that the military activities by Russia and the regime are having in terms of demonstrating a good faith effort by the regime to have negotiations and talks, but I’m not privy to every issue that they’ve raised – the opposition has raised with Mr. de Mistura,” Kirby told Lee.

This comment came soon after the UN mediator suspended the peace talks just two days in, citing differences between the Syrian government and opposition delegations on the priority of humanitarian issues.

When asked if the recent military escalation by the Syrian government troops and the Russian airstrikes “basically bombed your talks,” de Mistura replied: “I’m not referring to military activities.”

Feb 05 09:37

Grabbing a Slice: Neighbors Rush In To Get Their Share of the ‘Syrian Pie’

The steady success of the Syrian government forces with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces have forced Syria's neighbors to rush in, in fear of missing their chance to grab a piece of the “Syrian pie”, according to military analyst Andrei Koshkin.

Feb 05 09:36

Saudi Arabia May Deploy Thousands of Troops to Syria

The Guardian said on Thursday citing unnamed Saudi sources that Saudi Arabia could deploy "thousands of special forces," "probably in coordination with Turkey."

Feb 05 09:35

Syrian Army Cuts Al-Nusra Militants' Supply Line Between Aleppo and Turkey

Several key supply routes of the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front have reportedly been destroyed by the Syrian Army in an area of Aleppo Province which borders Turkey.

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Feb 05 09:32

US layoffs surge to 6-month high: Challenger

Layoffs surged in January to the highest levels since July as employers in the retail and energy sectors pulled out the pink slips, according to a private survey out Thursday.

U.S.-based companies announced 75,114 planned job cuts last month, up more than 200 percent from a 15-year low in December, according to global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That figure was also 42 percent higher from a year ago.

Retailers were the biggest job cutter, despite a nearly 8 percent bump in U.S. holiday sales in 2015. The sector slashed 22,246 positions, a seven-year high.

Wal-Mart accounted for much of the payroll reductions. The nation's largest retailer said it plans to close 269 stores and expects to let go 16,000 workers.

Macy's said it will also shutter some locations this year, costing 4,820 employees their jobs.

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But the official US Government unemployment report says unemployment is below 5%.

And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Feb 05 09:30

Monsanto Actually DID Buy the BLACKWATER Mercenary Group

A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi”) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

Almost simultaneously with the publication of this article in The Nation, the Via Campesina reported the purchase of 500,000 shares of Monsanto, for more than $23 million by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which with this action completed the outing of the mask of “philanthropy.” Another association that is not surprising.

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Feb 05 09:29

Israeli Military Censor Seeks to Expand Control to ‘Prominent’ Facebook Users

The Israeli military censor usually tries to stay out of the headlines. It’s not always easy, as several times high-profile Israel-related stories have broken in the US media first, and aren’t “allowed” in Israeli papers for days after.

Those incidents are a constant reminder that in Israel, nothing even vaguely national security-related gets published in an Israeli paper without the military censor’s say-so. Today, the military censor is trying to extend that control even further, presenting “orders” to high-profile bloggers and Facebook users, demanding they be placed under the same control.

At least 30 Israelis have received such orders. Many, like Yossi Gurvitz, are outspoken critics of the Israeli government’s policy. Gurvitz says he will be pursuing legal options to get around having to pre-submit all his criticisms to the military censor and get permission before publishing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Deliberately confusing criticism of the Israeli government with criticism of the Jewish people is a handy tactic, used by the Israeli government ever since its inception.

This will mean the end of what little freedom of speech Israelis had previously known, and the beginning of even more draconian, Orwellian propaganda by the state, which the Israeli people will be ORDERED to believe, and never dare question.

Feb 05 09:24

As Americans Prep for Super Bowl Sunday, Their Future Is Being Sold to the Corporate Elite

By Claire Bernish

“Films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult….” ? George Orwell, 1984

As Americans train their attention to Super Bowl 50, their way of life — and for nearly half a million people, their livelihoods — just got one step closer to being signed away. This Thursday, in Auckland, New Zealand, representatives of the twelve nations participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership gathered to sign the massive trade deal turned corporate coup, bringing an end to the obligatory 90-day period ostensibly set aside for debate, following the close of five years of negotiations in October...

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