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March 31, 2015

Mar 31 13:27

Stephen Lendman: Iran Nuke Talks Head for Overtime

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RINF Alternative News

Negotiators on both sides in Lausanne indicated talks may continue past midnight into April 1.

Senior Iranian negotiator Hamid Baidinejad said "Iran does not want a nuclear deal just for the sake of having a deal, and a final deal should guarantee the Iranian nation's nuclear rights."

Mar 31 13:20

Philly's Finest: Corruption Trial for 6 Cops Began Today

“I’ve been a police officer for over 40 years and this is one of the worst cases of corruption I’ve ever heard.” - Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey

Last July, six Philadelphia armed thugs police officers who served in the narcotics squad were arrested on charges - including conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and drug dealing - for a six-year racketeering scheme during which the group netted $500,000 in drugs, cash, and personal property.

Mar 31 13:12

Germanwings insurers plan €279m payout

Insurers are setting aside €279 million in provisions for the air crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people, German airline Lufthansa said on Tuesday.


Mar 31 13:05

French MP copy-pastes Wikipedia for new bill

A French MP has been ridiculed after she was found to have copy-pasted large chunks of text from Wikipedia in her proposal for a new law. The bungling deputy even left in the index numbers.

Mar 31 13:04

John Bolton’s love of bombs

Lawrence Davidson analyses US neo-conservative warmonger John Bolton's long track record, going back at least 47 years, of advocating war, mass murder and violations of international law, most recently against Iran.

Mar 31 12:58

FBI identifies driver who was slain in bizarre incident at NSA headquarters

A Baltimore man with a criminal record was the driver shot dead by National Security Agency guards when he and another man, dressed as women, tried to crash their stolen SUV into the spy agency’s gates, according to court records on Tuesday.

The FBI’s Baltimore office identified the driver as Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27. The agency is investigating Monday’s incident at NSA headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, about 20 miles northeast of Washington, and the statement gave no motive.

Mar 31 12:56

‘Police lives matter’ pastor accused of rape threats: ‘You have to be the dumbest f-cking liberal c—’

In a tweet on Monday, Van Fossen posted an email from someone named “Dave Wendt” who expressed opposition to her column with violent rape rhetoric.

“OMG, you have to be the dumbest f*cking liberal c*nt I’ve heard yet,” the email said. “Get off the drugs bitch, and go check yourself into rehab. LOL.”

“Or better yet, you’re pretty hot,” the letter continued. “So how about if I come over and rape you with a few of my friends. WHEW! At least I won’t have to worry about you calling the police.”

Through a little sleuthing, several Twitter users speculated that the author of the email may have been Pastor David Wendt of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His Facebook page features the pro-law enforcement slogan “police lives matter,” support for gun rights, and frequent criticism of President Barack Obama. Church records obtained by Raw Story also showed that his wife’s name matched a name on the email address that targeted Van Fossen.


Mar 31 12:47

Catalan nationalists plan 2017 secession from Spain

Catalan nationalist parties and associations have signed a road map to secede from Spain in 2017 if independence movements win a September regional vote.

Mar 31 12:43

Yemen - Echoes of 1930s Aggression and Descent into Barbarism

Both the Arab League and the United Nations have fully transformed themselves into the ill-fated League of Nations that more than 70 years ago disgraced itself into oblivion when it failed to condemn foreign aggressions that eventually led to the cataclysm of World War Two.


Mar 31 12:40

TPP Opponents Mobilize as Powerful Forces Seek to Ram Through 'Fast Track' Trade Authority

Lawmakers in favor of the pro-corporate trade deals hope to vote on Fast Track legislation in mid-April.

Mar 31 12:34

Iran nuclear talks get one-day extension, U.S. confirms

U.S. official says 'enough progress' has been made to merit an extra day of talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, DAMMIT!!!" -- Insane McCain

Mar 31 12:02

'Disturbing' Reports of Civilian Deaths in Yemen, Warn International Aid Groups

International aid organizations as well as the United Nations are sounding the alarm over "disturbing" reports of civilian casualties in Yemen as a Saudi-led coalition continued its bombing campaign for a sixth day.

Mar 31 11:56

Ron Paul on the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Do we turn Political Correctness in to law?


Mar 31 11:52

Saudi air raid on camp for displaced in northwest Yemen kills 45, report says

At least 45 people have been killed and 65 others wounded in an airstrike by Saudi warplanes targeting a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.

Mar 31 11:52

Israel forces abduct 20+ Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli sources confirmed that 11 Palestinians were arrested in the village of Abwein in Ramallah and six others in Salwan near al-Quds (Jerusalem). The other Palestinians were nabbed in other locations.

Israeli forces have been carrying out similar raids in the occupied territories on an almost daily basis. The raids have intensified since the deadly war on the Gaza Strip last year.

Mar 31 11:51

US wages wars for its corporations, such as Halliburton

An American antiwar activist in Chicago says corporations, such as Halliburton Company, are running the United States and the country is waging devastating wars to secure these companies' global interests.

Mar 31 11:51

Iraqi forces retake control of Tikrit Grand Mosque

The Iraqi army, backed by Shia and Sunni volunteers, has raised the Iraqi national flag over the Grand Mosque of Tikrit after recapturing the mosque in the northern city.


Mar 31 11:51

US seeks to eventually partition Sri Lanka

We need to consider the contents of the resolution. It clearly confers powers on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate, without mentioning an 'international' investigation. But, the Office of the High Commissioner is international and so the reference is to an international investigation.

It also gives three clear mandates. First is to assess progress towards accountability and reconciliation and a second – stemming from the previous resolution – to monitor national processes. The third and the new inclusion is a mandate to investigate alleged violations of human rights and related crimes.

Mar 31 11:50

Fractivists Bust Up Aquifer Exemption Workshop

We found out about this “aquifer exemption workshop” where the regulators would outline “the data requirements and process for requesting an aquifer exemption under the Safe Drinking Water Act,” so Big Oil could continue to pollute our drinking water. Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of over 200 organizations in the state, was planning to do a demonstration outside the workshop. But some of us wanted to go one step further and actually disrupt the meeting.

Mar 31 11:49

OSCE observers find Kiev forces’ unaccounted for artillery in east Ukraine

According to the report posted on the OSCE website, 5 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers were even not declared by the Ukrainian side, in violation of the Minsk agreements

Mar 31 11:49

5mn Venezuelans sign petition against US aggression & interference

Rejecting what they see as interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs, over five million people across the country have signed a petition demanding that the US president repeals his executive order that declared Caracas an extraordinary security threat.

“We have collected more than 5 million signatures and we want to call on the Venezuelan people to keep on going to reach 10 million,” Jorge Rodriguez, mayor of Caracas and coordinator of the initiative told Venezolana de Television.

For the past week plazas, government offices and buildings opened their doors seeking to collect some 10 million signatures against Washington’s policy towards the Latin American country.

“Our intention is to deliver the collected signatures to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, as clear evidence that the people of Venezuela reject the crude interference in our internal affairs,” Rodriguez added.


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Mar 31 11:49

MH17 investigation going off in ‘wrong direction’ could embarrass ‘many powerful people’

There is so much political pressure over the MH17 crash in Ukraine that investigators would rather conclude that no one really knows what happened than make several powerful people look foolish, believes Robert Parry, editor of Consortium News.

More than eight months since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down above war-torn eastern Ukraine, speculation in international media is only adding fuel to the blame game, while no actual evidence to back claims has been released.

The US intelligence community is failing to share its own discoveries into the crash, fearing it will lead the investigation in the "wrong" direction, Robert Parry told RT.

Mar 31 11:48

Istanbul prosector wounded, 2 hostage takers killed in police storm

Turkish security forces cut short a standoff with a far-left group that captured prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, when they launched a storm on an Istanbul court. All hostage takers are dead, and the court official wounded, confirmed police officials.

Mar 31 11:44

4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police

Flashback - #Ferguson cops claim they have no records of arrests of journalists
http://12160.info/page/2649739:Page:1498785

Mar 31 11:42

The 4 Forms of Political and Corporate Lies

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” ~ George Orwell

As with most societal dynamics, there are various approaches and thought-processes we can employ to help us make sense of the unpredictable nonsense that constitutes today’s politics and corporate spin.

There are four forms of political lies.

Those involved in politics – the politicians, reporters and corporate lobbyists – are constantly lying. We all know it, we just don’t all appreciate the scope of it. Of course, there is outright lying which might be done in any number of ways, including complete conjuration and outright elimination of important information. However corporate heads, politicians and their faithful media normally prefer more nuanced presentations to their lies — so it pays to understand just how they go about it.

Four Forms of Political Lies

There are four basic types of political lies, which immediately correlate to the four basic forms of arithmetic.

Mar 31 11:37

BPA Cuts Fertility in Fish Three Generations Later

The offspring of fish exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA) have decreased fertility and increased embryo mortality three generations later. A new study suggests that exposed humans and their children could be affected in the same way.

BPA is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, including water bottles, dental composites, and resins used to line metal food and beverage containers. Aquatic environments such as rivers and streams often become reservoirs for these endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

“BPA has been proven to mimic the function of natural hormones in animals and humans,” says Ramji Bhandari, an assistant research professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri and a visiting scientist with the US Geological Survey.

Reproductive Abnormalities

Mar 31 11:37

Germanwings Crash Too Much Info Too Soon? Michael Rivero

Mar 31 11:36

Does Fracking Bring Opportunities or Danger?

Video - Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side, there’s the gas drilling companies; on the other, citizens opposed to this drilling method and concerned about the environmental impact.

This video focuses mostly on the ongoing debate about fraking in Europe. In many European countries, such as Germany, there is a public outcry against fracking. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us, considering our high energy consumption and the dangers fraking can pose to our drinking water.

Video: https://youtu.be/Uti2niW2BRA


Mar 31 11:32

VIDEO: NYPD COP EPITOMIZES WHY PEOPLE DISTRUST POLICE AS HE GOES BALLISTIC ON AN UBER DRIVER

In an insane encounter caught on camera, an NYPD officer is seen behaving extremely inappropriately, erratically, and verbally abusing an Uber driver. It happened after the officer reportedly attempted to park without using his turn signal just before 2pm on the West side of Manhattan, in police precinct 6, on March 30.

Mar 31 11:31

FACEBOOK ACCUSED OF TRACKING ALL USERS EVEN IF THEY DELETE ACCOUNTS, ASK NEVER TO BE FOLLOWED

A new report claims that Facebook secretly installs tracking cookies on users’ computers, allowing them to follow users around the internet even after they’ve left the website, deleted their account and requested to be no longer followed.

Mar 31 11:28

MEGA BEX ALERT - Antarctica just experienced its warmest day ever

Global warming caused the northern tip of Antarctica to nearly reach room temperature last week, with a record-breaking high of 63.5 F (17.5 C) being recorded at Argentina's Esperanza Base on Tuesday.

The weather there was warmer than in the UK, where British Summer Time has just begun.

Antarctica has been steadily heating up due to global warming in recent years, rising about 5 F (2.8 C) in the last half century, according to the British Antarctic Survey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in 2000, the global warming hoaxsters were proclaiming that "Snowfalls Are Now a Thing of the Past (UK Indepdnent, March 20, 2000)

Having been embarrassed by several record setting winters in a row, but unable to admit they were wrong, the Carbonazis are now claiming to find proof of global warming in areas so remote they do not have to worry about anyone being able to double-check them.

Mar 31 11:09

For the Fed, inflation is way off target.

Mar 31 11:07

Another Crooked Pig Police Chief Busted

Brooklyn, Ill., police mishandled evidence and towed cars for profit

Mar 31 11:06

Stephen King Response To Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Stephen King Has Our Favorite Response Yet To Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Stephen King might be a man of many words, but he kept his response to Indiana's new anti-gay law short and sweet.
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King, who split his time between Indiana and Connecticut as a child, took to Twitter to offer his opinion Monday, and he did not mince words.

"Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is gay discrimination , pure and simple . You can frost a dog turd , but it's still a dog turd ."

Mar 31 10:54

"Not so long ago, Rainbow Court mobile home park was a peaceful, pleasant community of senior citizens. Today it is a Mad Max

, dystopian landscape of broken and abandoned trailers"

Developers moving in on Florida mobile home parks (w/video)

Mar 31 10:45

Hundreds Hope To Avoid Foreclosure

Hundreds hope to avoid home foreclosure in Wayne County

Detroit — Several hundred property owners showed up Tuesday morning at the Wayne County Treasurer’s office to meet the deadline to pay property taxes and avoid foreclosure.

Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz is pursuing a record number of foreclosures this year and activists have called for him to enact a moratorium to prevent potentially thousands of people from losing their homes.

Mar 31 10:45

FL Mom of epileptic son caught in Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bureaucracy: "None of the politicians care about us. They don't know how it is. They don't live it every day. Sleep next to my son and watch him seize.

Just as 13-year-old Branden Petro flops into the passenger seat of his mom's car, his eyes roll back. His face twitches uncontrollably. He curls into a fetal position.
It is his third seizure on a particularly bad day. His mother, Renee Petro, 36, jumps from her seat and runs around the car. She pulls the backpack off her son and grabs his hand.
"Squeeze my hand if you can hear me," she pleads. "Squeeze my hand, Branden. Come on baby, squeeze my hand."

Mar 31 10:41

New England Cop Harasses Guy Walking Home, Gets Schooled

I defend this country...I defend those rights for you. -Cop, before arresting guy walking home.

It's October 2013 and a man is walking home down a picturesque road. He is being watched. He is being followed.

When they can't arrest him for acting suspicious or not giving ID, voila! they pull something else out of their bag-o-charges.

Big mistake.

WATCH

Mar 31 10:35

Washington Gov. Bans State-Funded Travel to Indiana. In response to controversial religious freedom law, Washington will boycott Indiana.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday said he would prohibit state funded travel to Indiana due to the state's controversial religious freedom law that may allow discrimination against gay people.

Mar 31 10:34

Iraqi Premier Says Tikrit Recaptured From Islamic State

However U.S. military officials said they were unable to confirm the assertion and expressed skepticism that the fight for the Sunni city was all but over.

Mar 31 10:18

The Odigo Warnings & the 4,000 Israelis Saved on 9-11

Last October, when I visited Denver, I met with some of the core members of the Colorado 9-11 truth group. Two of the group's leaders, Frances Shure and Earl H. Staelin, raised several questions about my claims that 4,000 Israelis were thought to have been in the areas of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9-11 - and that of these 4,000 only 3 died in the attacks.

Shure and Staelin also had questions about the Israeli-owned Odigo warning messages that were sent out several hours before the attacks and which were reported to have been precise to the minute. Because I have noticed that these very same questions are cropping up in several places I am posting them here.

Mar 31 10:17

Who Spies for Israel in Washington’s Nuclear Negotiations?

All those Zionist ‘wise-guys’ of both genders, who think they have been so clever using their high office to serve Israel, are fooling themselves. More and more citizens are becoming aware that Israel’s espionage, its dictates to the US Congress and its manipulation of Executive powers are harming America. At the present, highly placed Zionist officials hold sway over the Obama Cabinet, but in the future they may find themselves facing charges of being agents of a foreign power, and a threat to US national security. They may find themselves sharing a cell block with Jonathan Pollard!

Mar 31 10:05

A team of biohackers has figured out how to inject your eyeballs with night vision

In "people becoming superhuman" news, a small independent research group has figured out how to give humans night vision, allowing them to see over 50 meters in the dark for a short time

Mar 31 09:45

WHAT DOES JON STEWART’S REPLACEMENT THINK OF ISRAEL?

Noah’s own origins also trigger interest on this topic, since many critics compare Israel’s policies to those of apartheid South Africa. Noah lived through the late years of apartheid as child. Although he has not commented directly on the Israel-Palestinian relationship so far, a couple of his past posts on social media indicate he probably won’t be appearing at next year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference.

Mar 31 09:44

A Secret Service agent and a DEA agent with lead roles in the investigation to take down the Internet drug bazaar Silk Road allegedly stole proceeds from the underground site and hid their booty in offshore accounts.

Former DEA agent Carl Force, 46, of Baltimore, the task force agent charged with going undercover to communicate online with Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts, allegedly used several online aliases to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin from Ulbricht, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday. Force is charged with money laundering, wire fraud, theft and conflict of interest.

Mar 31 09:44

BIBI’S LATEST BEX ALERT ~~ WORLD IS DEAF TO ISRAEL’S WHINES ABOUT IRAN

Prime Minister says looming nuclear deal amounts to rewarding Iran for its aggression in the region

The moderate and responsible countries in the region, especially Israel and also many other countries, will be the first to be hurt by this agreement.”

Israel is moderate and responsible?

Mar 31 09:41

David Cameron reveals he is related to Kim Kardashian

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Getting desperate for media coverage, aren't you, David!

Mar 31 09:37

House Would Have To Work 5 Days A Week Under Democrat's Proposal

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives may have to start working five-day weeks if a resolution introduced last Thursday passes.

Mar 31 09:36

While Dent was sitting in the back seat of a cruiser, police say they found a small bag of cocaine ... a video released this week shows [the officer] pulling a bag of drugs from his pocket.

Floyd Dent never felt pain like he did the night of 28 January.
At about 10pm, the Detroit native says he went to visit a blind friend in the neighboring city of Inkster, to deliver a bottle of Rémy Martin and a 40oz of Bud Ice. He stayed for a few minutes, then left to drive home.

Mar 31 09:31

Youth shot by Israel for waving flag and flashing V sign

Anas Qdeh, 21, had no idea that waving the Palestinian flag and flashing the V sign is a crime for which he will be shot by the Israeli Occupation forces (IOF) which fired explosive bullets directly at his legs while he was with scores of citizens about 10 meters away from the security fence separating Khan Younis from 1948 occupied lands.

Mar 31 09:19

Behind The Media Spin Tories and Labour Both Beg The Rich For Support

The general election campaign is officially underway—and many people are bored of it already.

The lack of choice on offer was laid bare in a non-debate between Tory prime minister David Cameron and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband last week.

The mainstream media said presenter Jeremy Paxman gave Cameron a “mauling”.

Mar 31 09:13

42 South Yokshire police officers named in child sexual exploitation investigation

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating over 100 allegations against 42 named South Yorkshire police officers.

Mar 31 09:13

Guinea: Border Closed Over Ebola Fears

Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said. The long-running Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 10,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Liberia has no Ebola patients at this point, and Sierra Leone has recently seen a fairly steady decline in cases. But the disease remains entrenched in Guinea. Guinea’s president, Alpha Condé, said over the weekend that emergency measures would be “reinforced” for 45 days in five districts, including some on the Sierra Leone border. Its closing was part of those measures, Cmdr. Mamadou Alpha Barry, spokesman for the national gendarmerie, said.

Mar 31 09:09

Celente: The Republicans and Democrats are thieves and murderers

As for our elected “representatives”, the Republicans and Democrats, Gerald says, “They’re murderers and thieves

Mar 31 09:03

Federal Report: The College Debt Bubble Is Collapsing Now: 33% Of All Student Loans Are Delinquent On Repayments

Previous measures had put the delinquency rate much lower, masking the true amount of distress among borrowers.

Mar 31 09:02

The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich

Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy. As Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that “I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around.”

Mar 31 08:55

McCain Suggests Israel "Go Rogue," Blow Up Iran Negotiations By Starting War

As Iran talks appear to be coming to a close with a successful agreement that would both lead to the lifting of international sanctions and restrictions that would prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons, most in the international community are relieved.

Yet Republicans have teamed up with their counterparts in the Israeli political system to do everything they can to obstruct a deal – with tactics such as drafting new sanctions legislation and warning the Iranian leadership that the nuclear agreement will not outlast President Obama.

But this past week Senator John McCain (R-AZ) ratcheted up this sabotage to a new level. During a floor speech he gave on March 24th, the senator suggested that Israel “go rogue” and that if they don't they may not survive the next 22 months of the Obama presidency:

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A memo to Senator McCain: sir, forgive me, but have you gone absolutely barking mad, to suggest this?

And let me take care of this up front: I am a Christian Pacifist, who believes that good faith, honorable negotiations trump war every time. I would never advocate violence as a way to resolve geopolitical differences.

That having been said, I am certain that you have known for quite some time that Israel is a nuclear power, with nuclear weapons.

Your enabling this country, by making this suggestion, may encourage them to drop a nuke on Tehran.

Since the Israeli government is indifferent to any other human suffering other than that of its Jewish citizens, you may be supporting a genocide of the Iranian people, including some of the oldest practicing Jewish communities in the world.

Now, let us try to think this through, logically, and I promise I will use....small words.

Should Iran be attacked by Israel, there is no way that the US military will not be dragged in, considering the amount of ties the US and Israel have, both politically and militarily. And then, Russia may well come into the fray, on Iran's side.

Because the US military doesn't have the troop strength; the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive response to a conventional war against Russia, that means that the US will most probably go nuclear, and quickly.

So, in short, sir, what you are most irresponsibly suggesting is a perfect recipe for the beginning of Armageddon, and a pretty total annihilation of life on earth as we know it.

I would very strongly caution you to please be very, very careful about what you wish for; the unintended consequences could be both catastrophic...and irreversible.

Remember when Israel bombed Iraq's nuclear power station, claiming there was a hidden nuclear weapons laboratory in the basement?

Following the 2003 invasion, international experts examined the ruins of the power station, and found no evidence of a weapons facility.

So why are you listening to Israel's claims about Iran?!?

Mar 31 08:43

Amid Inquiry, Menendez Finds Well of Support Among Jewish Leaders

"There can be no denying the Jewish people their legitimate right to live in peace and security,” he said, vowing just days before the Passover holiday that he would stand with Israel “so long as I have a voice and a vote in the United States Senate."

It was the closest the senator came to acknowledging his recent troubles. For weeks, Mr. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has battled to keep his standing in the Senate amid an unfolding investigation into his relationship with a political benefactor, the Florida eye surgeon Salomon Melgen, and whether Mr. Menendez improperly influenced policy on his behalf.

Mar 31 08:35

FBI denounces own report linking Sarasota family to 9/11

In a fresh report to Congress, the FBI now discredits its own field agent in charge of Southwest Florida for seemingly implicating a Saudi family that owned and occupied a home in Prestancia during the months leading up to the 9/11 attacks.

Mar 31 08:33

Measures Warn Of Rising Recession Risks

Mar 31 08:28

Congress Expected to Push Iran Sanctions if Deadline Passes

The tentative agreement among negotiators to have the framework for Iran’s final nuclear deal was never meant to be carved in stone. The “end of March” deadline is rapidly approaching, however, and is feeling increasingly firm.

That’s because the US Congress, packed with hawks eager to sabotage the deal, and egged on by Israeli officials to do so, are looking to act quick and try to impose some negotiation-killing sanctions the instant the deadline passes.

While the State Department is trying to use the threat of looming sanctions as leverage in the last minute talks, the practical matter is that the Congress is probably going to oblige the US to make a deal too, for fear of looking like they’re the ones sabotaging the talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to those "alleged" Congressional representatives pushing for sanctions: whatever your masters in Tel Aviv are paying you, it cannot possibly be enough. In your coming rush toward sanctions, you will be thoroughly unmasked, and the American people will see you for what you truly are; tools of a foreign government, putting the needs and concerns of Israel above those of your "alleged" constituents.

There are times when the interests of Israel and those of the United States converge; however, this is absolutely not one of those times.

Economic sanctions, most generally, are preludes to war. And unfortunately, just because a US war against Iran (cheered on by Tel Aviv, which will offer no Israeli troops of any kind ) is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do right now, is no guarantee that it won't do it.

And, oh, there is that tiny, minuscule little "complication" that should Iran be attacked, Russia will most probably come to its aid militarily.

We do not have the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to guarantee a positive outcome to a war with Russia; and that is what makes this scenario so scarily dangerous.

Mar 31 08:25

What is Open Source Lab Equipment?

by Brian Berletic

One of the biggest obstacles to getting into biology, particularly genetics and synthetic biology, is the cost of equipment and expendables. A handful of large companies make the unique, precise equipment required for laboratories; and because supply and demand is small, the cost is very high.

Usually, this price barrier would make biology inaccessible to regular people, that was until personal manufacturing and open source hardware weighed in...

Mar 31 08:13

Saudi Airstrikes Hit Yemen Refugee Camp, 45 Civilians Killed

Saudi warplanes attacked the al-Mazzrak refugee camp in Yemen’s Hajjah Province today, killing at least 45 civilians and wounding some 200 others, according to aid workers on the ground.

Saudi officials were quick to deny responsibility for the killings, and declared that the Houthis they are at war with inexplicably attacked the camp. This was in spite of Saudi officials bragging only yesterday they’d destroyed every warplane in Yemen.

Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups confirmed that the attack was indeed an airstrike, and there seems no serious doubt it was a Saudi strike, just the latest in an air campaign that is increasingly targeting civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BRILLIANT, SAUDI ARABIA!! Doesn't your military feel really "butch" about killing and wounding non-combatants?!?

And BTW, did you get your training from the IDF, which does this routinely with impunity to Palestinians?!?

One can only speculate.

Mar 31 08:07

Obama supports reduction in military retirement pay

President Obama said Monday he supports the recommendations of a military commission that would reduce the size of traditional military retirement pay by about 20 percent and offer a new defined-contribution benefit for troops who leave before 20 years of service.

In a letter to congressional leaders, Mr. Obama said the proposals are “an important step forward in protecting the long-term viability of the all-volunteer force, improving quality-of-life for service members and their families, and ensuring the fiscal sustainability of the military compensation and retirement systems.”

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With almost Wiemar-style, rampant inflation, President Obama is going to CUT military retirement pay?!?

How does this make sense, with an all-volunteer army?!?

Is the purpose of such a cut, perhaps, to dissuade people from joining the military, because the retirement benefits are so puny, compared with opportunities in the private sector, to the point where the administration believes there is "no other alternative" than going back to a military draft?!?

Before you start laughing at this, please remember: Charlie Rangel's bill to bring back the draft is still sitting, in the House Armed Services Committee, two years after its introduction.

As reported at http://rangel.house.gov/press-release/rangel-introduce-legislation-reinstating-draft-and-requiring-women-register-selective"

"Rangel Introduces Legislation Reinstating Draft And Requiring Women To Register In Selective Service System"

Congressman Charles B. Rangel introduced legislation on Friday that would reintroduce the draft and would require all women to register for the Selective Service. These two bills aim to challenge the decisions that are made to send our troops into harm's way. Ten years ago on February 15, 2003, fifteen million people across 800 cities protested the invasion of Iraq, making it the largest antiwar rally in history.

"Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts," said Rangel. "Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel the American public to have a stake in the wars we fight as a nation. We must question why and how we go to war, and who decides to send our men and women into harm's way."

Rangel conveniently forgets that US citizens never have the chance to change the course of history, once the large corporations and this country's military industrial complex decide who is next on their "hit list".

And that hit list usually involves the taking of resources from foreign countries to which the US government has absolutely no moral right.

In Iraq, it was about oil, and making sure that the oil was only sold in US dollars; in Afghanistan, it was about pipelines and mineral riches (and let's not forget the opium cultivation, which is still going strong); in Libya, it was preventing Qaddafi from offering a gold-backed dinar to compete with the US dollar.

And now, let us turn our attention to Yemen, where the people there threw out the US-backed puppet, Al-Hadi. I will predict that the forces fighting the rebels, including Americans, will collectively punish all Yemenites for having had the gumption, and capability, to unseat both the dictator and his government.

The country of Yemen has been characterized as one of the most poverty stricken, and corrupt, governments in the Middle East, and that is saying something.

The US government, if it had any collective wisdom here, whatsoever, would have been using its aid to this government as both a carrot and a stick.

There would have been an accountability for all humanitarian aid, medical, supplies, and food, that it actually got to the people who so desperately needed, and not parceled out to Al-Hadi's cronies to sell on the black market.

There would have been an encouragement of public/private investment in the country's infrastructure, building roads, hospitals, and schools, and training the Yemenite people so that they could get these jobs.

There would have been a requirement for more transparency in government, so that people could honestly believe that they would have their grievances handled in a logical and lawful way.

Of course, these steps.....would have been logical, on the part of this government

The dual facts that the draft legislation has not been killed, after sitting for two years in the House Armed Services Committee, coupled with a desire to cut the benefits for our retiring military, are two very strong indications that this administration is preparing for more and more wars, in the attempts to clean up the messes left by previous military misadventures, and will bring back the draft to do it, after participation in the all-volunteer army sinks to an all-time low, due to cuts in benefits.

Mar 31 07:57

Israeli government spreads racist caricature of Arabs on Facebook, Twitter

In Israel, stereotypes of Arabs – often the lowest paid, least protected and most exploited workers – as lazy, reflect the kind of racist attitudes toward natives prevalent in other settler societies.

This is also reflective of the anti-Arab attitudes taught to Israeli Jewish schoolchildren from the youngest age.

Mar 31 07:56

Putin Is About To Nationalise Rothschild Central Bank

Under the Constitution, the CBR belongs to a foreign State – the City of London – and is taking orders from London and Washington. This bank can only print money corresponding to its cash in foreign currency, which is not sufficient for Putin´s purposes. The CBR even has to buy (worthless) US bonds for the dollars paid for Russian oil – whereby the dollars return to the FED!

Moreover, Putin is under pressure from the West, which wants to overthrow and replace him with Western-minded oligarchs. Thus, the US ambassador to Moscow, Tefft, is said to have made it very clear: “We will displace Putin from office and install our people as leader of the government (he even mentioned the person by name) and appoint ministers”. -

Therefore, Putin now needs a strong army to prevent Russia’s submission to the US.

Mar 31 07:49

Thoughtful And Interesting Comment At Site... We Have Been Had...Big Time..Critical Thinking Required...

Can’t you see that Jade Helm 15 is a PERFECT way to get DHS, FBI,CIA, military, state guard and Other sundry Intel AND Military as well as local police PHYSICAL assets pre positioned without setting off alarm bells (too loudly) ?

Dressing Mil. , SF and OPGOV in civie attire and transporting them in pickup trucks would mean they would be pre positioned in every little town where militias are located, and the milita members long identified and targeted. even surely infiltrated.

These assholes WILL pose as Constitutional Militia… They will do bad shit to your neighbors such as stealing cars and assets “to operate against the .gov” to sour people on the militia.

The media will help. The rumor will be spread that people can only depend on the .gov.. to protect them from the rampaging militia…

We have been had, guys and gals. You and I need to plan like hell for what’s coming soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I still question why only ten states are involved if this is a takeover. However the caution about undercover FEDs pretending to be patriots to discredit them is real enough, because they have been caught doing it again. Many organizers of so called militias have been exposed as undercover FBI informants causing trouble and identifying potential rebels. Remember Elohim City, a focal point in the Oklahoma Bombing story, where Tim McVeigh supposedly planned his dastardly deed? Elohim City was set up by an FBI informant. During COINTELPRO in the 1960s, FBI informants infiltrated groups like the Black Panthers, native Americans, the peace movement, even feminists, to sabotage those groups from within. Never ever forget; the government loves to play dirty! It is certainly possible that with ten states involved, thne undercover FEDs are going to stage a phony armed revolution to justify a National Emergency, Martial Law, and the end of the Constitution. They have tried to do it before, first with Adam Kokesh's failed armed march into DC, then later with the Treyvon Martin/George Zimmerman case and then with Ferguson, trying to kick up mass race riots in several cities.

Mar 31 07:47

Massive Blackout Hits Turkey, Grounding Planes, Stopping Subways; Terror Not Ruled Out

Ankara, we have a problem.

At around 10:36 a.m. local time, Turkey suffered a massive power outage that left half of the country’s 81 provinces without electricity in what was the biggest blackout in a decade and a half. The blackout shut down subways in Instanbul and knocked out 11 of 16 air traffic control receivers, grounding flights to and from the capital. Although the cause is not yet known, officials haven’t yet ruled out the possibility that the blackout may be terror-related.

Mar 31 07:43

Who pulled out the plug? The ‘bathtub ring’ on the banks of the Colorado river that’s thousands of miles long

Eleven of the past 14 years have been droughts for Lake Powell reservoir
Reservoir at Arizona-Utah border is 45 per cent below ‘full pool’ capacity
Lake will drop even further as it gives water to Hoover Dam’s Lake Mead

A drought in the western United States has left water levels in the Colorado River basin far below their normal levels.

Lake Powell, a reservoir at the Arizona-Utah border, is 45 per cent below its capacity, and the lack of water has left a ‘bathtub ring’ at the bottom of its majestic rock formations.

The lake, from which the Colorado eventually snakes through Grand Canyon National Park, has lost 4.4 trillion gallons of water in a recent drought.

Mar 31 07:42

States tell Feds to pound sand

As Chapman law professor Ronald Rotunda noted recently, we “have come a long way towards governance by bureaucrats.” Some states, however, are taking positive steps in 2015 to thwart the effects of these unilateral — and wildly unconstitutional — acts.

The following is an overview of state legislation to thwart federal overreach that’s moving forward right now.

Mar 31 07:41

Bill O'Reilly's Cameraman Shreds The Last Threads Of His Falklands Lies

After a call from a cameraman friend, I watched Bill O'Reilly's report filed in 1982 from Buenos Aires for CBS during the Falkland War posted a few weeks ago on the Mother Jones web page. The part that caught my attention was Mr. O'Reilly's claim that he helped his cameraman to safety who was bleeding out of his ear after he fell when chased by the army.Ninety-nine percent of the footage in that report was shot by me. Does that make me his cameraman? I never fell nor was I bleeding out my ear at any time during my Buenos Aires assignment. I do not even recall Mr. O'Reilly being near me when I shot all that footage nor after I left the unrest at Plaza de Mayo that evening.

Mar 31 07:39

FLASHBACK - Iran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1

Iran and world powers have given themselves seven more months to clinch a landmark nuclear agreement, and defuse a 12-year standoff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US corporate media are blaring that 6PM Eastern time is the deadline for a deal, after which Boehner will start upping the sanctions, the war drums will double their tempo, and Israel might just go ahead and attack Iran's power station (the way they did Iraq's) over the Passover holiday. BUT, the reality is that today is NOT the final deadline at all. There are three more month's to go!

Mar 31 07:38

Marco Rubio Confirmed That The April 13 Announced Its Plans Towards Elections

It would be the first time in history that two Hispanic aspire president of the United States.

Sen. Marco Rubio announced Monday a political event in Miami in two weeks, where he will announce his plans towards the 2016 presidential election.

http://whatisusa.info/marco-rubio-confirmed-that-the-april-13-announce...

Mar 31 07:35

Coalition preventing Red Cross from delivering aid to Yemen: spokeswoman

Members of the Saudi-led coalition are preventing a plane carrying medical supplies from landing in Sanaa, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters on Tuesday.

The Red Cross in a statement called on the coalition to remove "obstacles to the delivery to Yemen of vital medical supplies needed to treat casualties from a week of deadly clashes and airstrikes," according to Reuters.

Mar 31 07:30

Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children's Brain Development

We've long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have larger brains.

Researchers from nine universities across the country, led by neuroscientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Columbia University Medical Center, conducted a major new study of the effects of family income and parental education on child and adolescent brain development.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When kids go to school hungry, they can't learn. When they are chronically hungry, it affects brain development. And as reported at the Washingtonpost.com in October of last year:

The United States ranks near the bottom of the pack of wealthy nations on a measure of child poverty, according to a new report from UNICEF. Nearly one third of U.S. children live in households with an income below 60 percent of the national median income in 2008 - about $31,000 annually. In the richest nation in the world, one in three kids live in poverty. Let that sink in.

If indeed, "children are our future", this US government has collectively made the decision that the future of this country...is expendable.

Mar 31 07:29

ISIS mission: Canadian airstrikes on Syria could come within days

Canadian fighter jets will soon be launching airstrikes in Syria now that the House of Commons has approved the federal government's plan to expand and extend its military mission in Iraq.?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay Stephen, if that's what you want. Here's your parachute, and here's your rifle. We ran out of the desert camo outfits, so here is a bright da-glo jumpsuit left over from the CIA's torture sites. Watch your head climbging into that transport and we will call Assad and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself (we know ISIS is just the excuse to attack Syria).

You are splendidly brave with the lives of other peoples' children. Show us the true measure of your commitment to war by leading the attack yourself. The rest of us which watch your glorious conquest on TV from here at home!

UPDATE: I was going to post the above in the comments for this article, but CBC has closed comments!

Mar 31 07:25

Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran

By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I want a war with Iran. Who cares what the people who have to fight and pay for that war want!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 31 07:17

Israeli Espionage Network in Washington: The Prime Suspects

The activities of US Zionists as spies and shock troops for Israel’s effort to destroy Iran and undermine US diplomacy, pose a long-term threat to all Jews in America. Sooner or later, Israel’s deep penetration of US power centers and its manipulation of elected American officials, will lead to a prolonged, bloody, destructive war.

Mar 31 07:17

Iraqi Militiamen Plan To Travel To Yemen To Battle U.S.-Backed Coalition

Iran-backed Shiite militiamen in Iraq say they're ready to take up arms in a country most of them have never been to: Yemen.

“We defeated ISIS in Syria, we’re defeating ISIS in Iraq, and we’ll defeat them in Yemen,” Abu Kumael, a volunteer fighter with the powerful Iran-supported Shiite militia known as the Peace Brigades, told The WorldPost Monday. “We’re not just talking. We’re physically ready to go and fight.”

In Iraq, the militias are working on the same side as U.S. forces against the self-declared Islamic State. But once the militiamen get to Yemen, they'll be fighting not for the U.S., but against the Americans -- which means that the U.S. will be battling the same forces, and in some cases the very same men, that ISIS is taking on in Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government's invasions and occupations in this region are bearing bitter fruit all across the Middle East.

The deBaathification of Iraq was one of the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly idiotic things the Bush administration decided to do, and led to a literal civil war between the Sunni-Shiite religious elements in this country.

It appears that neither of the last two administrations, collectively, had the intellectual capability of think a scenario through to its logical conclusion; in fact, that particular logic-disabled thinking seemed to be a prerequisite for employment with both administrations.

But there is one thing of which I am reasonably certain; the catastrophic failure of geopolitical imagination, which lead to the invasion and occupation of Iraq; the assassination of Qaddafi in Libya; the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan; and the propping up of a US-sponsored dictator in Yemen, Al-Hadi, nearly guarantees DC's need for more US boots on the ground in the Middle East to attempt to sop up the mess of blood and political movements not to the US government's liking.

Looking at how rapidly events are unfolding, it is only a matter of time. And were I a betting woman, I would not bet against the timing of this being very soon, before the onset of summer.

Mar 31 07:17

BEX ALERT - North Pole travel advisory: Check ice before leaving

Global warming

This is a big factor. The sea ice, where the water freezes and thaws, is getting thinner every year.

The first person to claim he reached the pole was Robert Peary in 1909. Exactly where he ended up is still being debated.

Peary reported the ice was 12 feet thick, and now it can be as little as four.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The supporters of human-caused global warming are starting to sound as whacked out as the Scientologists in the new HBO Documentary "Going Clear!" (Which I highly recommend seeing)

Having been embarrassed by several record setting winters in a row destroying their prediction that "Snowfalls are now a thing of the past" (UK Independent, March 20, 2000), the warmistas are now trying to make claims of proof of global warming in remote places in the hope nobody can go check for themselves. But even this latest claim that the arctic ice is at a record low has already been discredited by the raw satellite data which shows the Arctic ice has been increasing steadily since 2006.

Yes, the adherents of the Holy Church of St. Al of the Gore (The "Goracle" to his close friends) are a lot closer to Scientologists than to science!

Mar 31 07:15

BEX ALERT - NYT ad calls on Obama to act like Churchill, not Chamberlain

Popular New Jersey Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach took to The New York Times on Friday to criticize President Barack Obama's emerging nuclear deal with Iran, saying it could spell disaster for the Middle East region and the world. Boteach's World Values Network ran a full-page ad in the paper warning that the agreement -- which might be finalized by Tuesday -- could backfire like the ill-fated 1938 Munich Agreement and result in a war.

"Mr. President: Fighting al-Qaida made you like Churchill. Appeasing Iran will make you like Chamberlain," the ad read. It warned that Obama was rushing to a deal that would ignore the brutality of the Iranian regime and allow it to maintain "the potentially catastrophic one-year-weapons-breakout period, which endangers Israel, the Middle East, America and the world."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Rabbi, if you really feel that way, here's your rifle.

But We The People are fed up with Israel constantly trying to start wars for Americans kids to be killed and crippled in!

Mar 31 07:07

GMO critics vindicated: Biotech corporations were pushing fraud all along

The sordid sequence of events that opened the floodgates for the genetic takeover of the American food supply — that is, the mass introduction of untested genetically-engineered (GE) food ingredients on the sly — is outlined in an eye-opening new book by American public interest lawyer Steve Druker, entitled Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.

Mar 31 07:06

Islamic Republic of Texas? How Jade Helm Could Be a Mock Invasion of Iran

In the past several days, leaked plans for seven-state a US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) exercise in which states role-play as countries have made rounds across both news sites and conspiracy theorist circuits, with the latter ringing alarm, calling the drills a preparation for martial law. However, considering layout of the states used in the exercise, as well as their climate and terrain, the intent could be a preparation for an invasion of Iran and a Middle East-wide war.

Mar 31 07:03

Even America’s ‘Media Watchdogs’ Hide U.S.’s Ukrainian Nazification & Ethnic Cleansing

The U.S.’news’ media are so censored and controlled, so that even America’s ‘media watchdog’ organizations — mediamatters.org and fair.org on the left; and aim.org and mrc.org on the right — have hidden from the American public President Barack Obama’s Ukrainian coup in February 2014 that violently overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected President and replaced him with a Ukrainian nazi (racist-fascist) rabidly eliminationist anti-Russian, police-state regime in Kiev, which, ever since America’s coup there, has been ethnically cleansing the Ukrainian Donbass region that had voted 90% for the man, Viktor Yanukovych, whom the Obama Administration overthrew.

Mar 31 07:00

Confirmed The Death Of The Hispanic Student Missing In California

Eloi Vazquez.

California police reported Monday evening that the young Hispanic College Berkeley, missing since Saturday, was killed while walking on a highway in Los Angeles when hit by a car.

Eloi Vázquez died early Saturday on Interstate 10 near the University of Southern California, yet the coroner couldn't quickly recognize the body and the police had taken the investigation, a disappearance.

http://whatisusa.info/confirmed-the-death-of-the-hispanic-student-miss...

Mar 31 06:33

Community Seed Sharing Increasingly Branded as ‘Illegal’

Aaron Dykes
Nutritional Anarchy.com

Growing your own is under threat, particularly with moves to criminalize seed sharing within communities and seed libraries.

The powers that be would love for people to simply stop growing their own food crops, and in particular from growing any viable self-sustaining communities.

John Kohler of the popular Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens You Tube channel, interviews some key figures about the mounting issue of targeting small scale seed libraries by demonizing them and what they represent.

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ breaks the news that seed sharing in the USA has been deemed not legal and certain organizations are prohibited from freely sharing seeds…

Mar 31 06:17

Washington’s Al Qaeda Ally Now Leading ISIS in Libya

Does anyone even remember these were supposedly our enemies who “did 9/11?? What a pack of lies. Do the American people even know where and with whom we are at war anymore?

Mar 31 06:12

Lavrov: Chances to reach Iran nuclear deal ‘pretty good’

The chances of a breakthrough in the talks are high, but success is not guaranteed

Mar 31 06:03

5 Charts Which Show That The Next Economic Crash Is Dead Ahead

When an economic crisis is coming, there are usually certain indicators that appear in advance. For example, commodity prices usually start to plunge before a recession begins.

Mar 31 06:00

Taking aim at Clinton, former Maryland Governor says presidency ‘not a crown’

Testing the waters for potential nomination bid, Martin O'Malley calls for a president willing to take on 'wealthy, special interests'

Mar 31 05:50

The Next-Generation Weapons That Russia Will Use Against The United States In World War III

The Russian military is in the midst of a sweeping modernization program, and it is currently developing some incredibly impressive offensive and defensive next-generation weapons that are designed to be used in a future war with the United States.

Mar 31 05:49

Jeb Bush Relationship With Fraudster Claudio Osorio Gets New Scrutiny

CNN reporter Chris Frates has identified “plenty of red flags” that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush should have seen before he joined in a business relationship with a company called InnoVida, headed by Claudio Osorio, who is now serving a 12 ½-year prison sentence for defrauding investors

Mar 31 05:36

Reasons To Be Cheerful (*Pt.III)

Mitt Romney: 2016 presidential bid 'just didn't feel right'

Mitt Romney says he passed on making a third bid for the presidency because "it just didn't feel right."

Mar 31 05:36

The 12th Anniversary Of Aafia Siddiqui's Abduction: What Happened To Aafia Siddiqui And Where Is She Now?

A Pakistani Woman named Aafia Siddiqui was abducted from a taxi in Karachi, Pakistan along with her 3 children 12 years ago on March 30, 2003. At the time she was vulnerable, recently divorced from an abusive husband; living with her mother; her father had just died of a heart attack. The youngest child was an infant. Following her abduction, Aafia Siddiqui and her children disappeared from view for 5 years. She spent those years in US Black Site prisons in Afghanistan and Pakistan. One can only imagine the torment she suffered there, in a system created to enable the torture and abuse of terrorism suspects. She was a woman alone. They took her children, and threatened them when personal torture was not enough to gain her acquiescence.

Mar 31 05:30

Syria: The Downward Spiral of Desolation

15th March this year marked the beginning of the fifth year of the civil war in Syria. With all the brutality that has been witnessed over the last four years, it seems that the reasons behind the build-up of this bloodshed have become lost in the violence itself.

Mar 31 05:19

Attend Ted Cruz Event or Face Fine

Students upset they had to attend Ted Cruz's Liberty University event or face a fine

Mar 31 05:19

New Gaza-bound 'Freedom Flotilla' expected to sail this summer

Former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki is expected to take part, organisers said.

Mar 31 05:04

Israeli forces partially demolish home near Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli bulldozers demolished part of a home belonging to the Amr family in the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood east of Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday.

Mar 31 04:21

PHOTOS: Could Michelle O lunches actually be getting worse?

While proponents of Michelle Obama’s overhaul of the National School Lunch Program boast kids and parents actually like the changes, is it possible lunches are actually getting worse?

March 30, 2015

Mar 30 23:51

28 pages are not Saudi Arabia

Mar 30 23:34

National Geographic Film Highlights CIA’s Secret Human Experimentation

A fascinating National Geographic documentary entitled “CIA Secret Experiments” from 2008 uncovers the CIA’s role in conducting domestic Cold War experiments, where human subjects were used to test the effects of brainwashing, mind control, hypnosis, electroshock therapy and various psychotropic and hallucinogenic drugs.

Mar 30 23:14

Drunken Cop Arrives at Work with Three Flat Tires, Attacks Supervisor

...Officer Cathey had already been fired from the force in 2013 after being accused of assaulting a girlfriend and receiving a charge for robbery. The Fraternal Order of Police was said to be integral in Cathey’s reinstatement.

Mar 30 22:07

Four Years of Syrian Resistance to Imperialist Takeover

U.S. efforts to overturn the government of Syria have now extended into a fifth year. It is increasingly clear that thousands of predictions reported in the corporate media by Western politicians, think tanks, diplomats and generals of a quick overturn and easy destruction of Syrian sovereignty have been overly optimistic, imperialist dreams. But four years of sabotage, bombings, assassinations and a mercenary invasion of more than 20,000 fighters recruited from over 60 countries have spread great ruin and loss of life.

Mar 30 22:03

Germanwings Flight 4U9525 crash: Medicine for psychological illness found at co-pilot's home

German police have found medical treatments for psychological illness at the home of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet into the French Alps, killing 149 people and himself, a German newspaper said Saturday.

Evidence found to fit the conclusion that was come to within 24 hours of the crash. No surprise there. So the character assassination of the co-pilot continues...

Mar 30 21:57

Thousands in Krakow to Protest Poland’s Support for Ukraine

Thousands of Poles will voice their disapproval of Warsaw’s support for Ukraine and draw attention to the issue of neo-Nazism at a protest scheduled next week in Krakow, protest organizer Mlodzi Malopolscy Patrioci told Sputnik on Monday.

Mar 30 20:00

The Earth is getting GREENER: Researchers reveal huge expansion in world's trees

The world's vegetation has expanded, adding nearly 4 billion tonnes of carbon to plants above ground in the decade since 2003, thanks to tree-planting in China, forest regrowth in former Soviet states and more lush savannas due to higher rainfall.

Scientists analysed 20 years of satellite data and found the increase in carbon, despite ongoing large-scale tropical deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia, according to research published on Monday in Nature Climate Change.

Mar 30 19:55

'We'll create a job for everyone that wants one': Cameron pledges to create highest employment rate in developed world in exclusive interview with the Mail

"We pledge to have the cleanest public toilets in the world!" - Number 9 3/4

Mar 30 19:51

0% inflation? Not if you pay council tax or use water: Families face raft of price rises

Families face a raft of price hikes from this week on everything from the cost of a bath to prescription medicines.

Advice organisations fear consumers could be lulled into a ‘false sense of security’ by the current Consumer Price Index ‘zero’ measure of inflation and fail to budget for the coming rises.

Increases are due in council tax, water bills, vehicle exise duty, NHS charges, stamps and even Sky television packages.

Translation: the official rate of inflation in the UK is BX

Mar 30 19:50

The Everyday Life Of Reindeer People Living In Mongolia

Through his photos of the nomadic Dukha people in northern Mongolia, photographer and scholar Hamid Sardar-Afkhami gives us an unprecedented look into the everyday lives of a people that rely on herds of migrating reindeer for their day-to-day existence.

Mar 30 19:48

Pesticide in fruit and veg could harm man's fertility: Men who eat high levels have half the sperm count of those who ate the least

Pesticides in fruit and vegetables may lead to lower sperm counts of poorer quality, warn researchers.

Men who ate the most fruit and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue had half the sperm count of men consuming the least.

A new US study also shows a drop of one-third in normally-formed sperm among men consuming most pesticide residue.

But the total amount of fruit and vegetables eaten was not linked to changes in measurements of semen quality in the group overall.

Mar 30 19:46

After Mail exposes trade in sensitive pension details... Now they are selling your health secrets

Medical details on thousands of people are ending up in the hands of fraudsters and criminals after being secretly sold, a Mail investigation has revealed.

The details on sick and disabled individuals are being cynically touted by data firms for as little as 19p each.

They are being sold on with no checks to cold callers and fraudsters, who are often looking to target those who are at their most vulnerable.

The lists – often compiled from health insurance applications – contain details of thousands suffering with diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, back pain and arthritis.

They name even those suffering from embarrassing bladder problems – as well as those who are hard of hearing, who can be more vulnerable to scams.

Mar 30 18:51

Our national debt is a "ticking time bomb."

Mar 30 18:38

De-Zionization of America – 2015

America is suffering from a severe addiction and the dealers in our government, in our academic, financial and social institutions, are not your average crack drug dealers — but Zionists, providing the needed “fix”. It is time for a much-needed rehabilitation in America, and for us to get on the road to recovery from this toxic and fatal addiction.

Mar 30 18:27

FL Mom of epileptic son caught in Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bureaucracy: "None of the politicians care about us. They don't know how it is. They don't live it every day. Sleep next to my son and watch him seize

Just as 13-year-old Branden Petro flops into the passenger seat of his mom's car, his eyes roll back. His face twitches uncontrollably. He curls into a fetal position.

Mar 30 17:16

Herbicides used with GM crops alter antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria

A new study has found that exposure to the herbicides used on GM crops changes how susceptible disease-causing bacteria are to antibiotics. In many cases the bacteria became more antibiotic-resistant, though in other cases they became less so. The study was carried out by Prof Jack Heinemann, Dr Brigitta Kurenbach, and other scientists from New Zealand and Mexico. Below Prof Heinemann and Dr Kurenbach respond to questions from GMWatch.

GMW: What did you find?

Heinemann: When we exposed either of two different species of bacteria to common herbicides that we purchased at a local store, we found that the bacteria changed their response to antibiotics. They often became antibiotic resistant, but we also occasionally saw increased susceptibility or no effect.

Mar 30 15:50

Political elites and super-bureaucrats are worried. It’s becoming harder to control consensus reality.

France Moves to Make “Conspiracy Theories” Illegal by Government Decree

Mar 30 15:46

Over 32,000 arrested in anti-terror operations since Peshawar carnage

Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have arrested over 32,000 people on different charges in more than 28,000 anti-militant operations in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, the government said on Saturday.

The arrests were made after the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) in December which aims to rid the country of terrorism following Taliban's massacre at an army school in Peshawar in which 150 people, including 136 students were killed.

32,347 people were arrested on different charges in 28,826 anti-militants operations conducted across the country, the government said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to take a guess that most of these people are not actually terrorists!

Mar 30 15:35

German Jewish family recount ordeal of living in Israel

Marianne Azizi describes – through the testimony of a German Jewish family that escaped from Israel to Germany – how the Jewish Agency lures Jews to immigrate to Israel, where they experience hell.

Mar 30 15:31

Woman Faked Being Lawyer For 10 Years, Made Partner: Cops

A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday.

Kimberly Kitchen was charged Thursday with forgery, unauthorized practice of law and felony records tampering.

State prosecutors contend Kitchen fooled BMZ Law by forging a law license, bar exam results, an email showing she attended Duquesne University law school and a check for a state attorney registration fee. The firm is based in Huntingdon, about 110 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And none of the other lawyers noticed?????????

Mar 30 15:19

All Aboard the De-Dollarization Bullet Train!

Mar 30 15:17

Reuters Asks "Who Is More Of A Threat: Obama Or Putin", Surprised By The Answer

People in the United States feel under threat, both from beyond our borders and within them and as Reuters reports, when asked about both U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was a pretty darn close call. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds a third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, the world is certainly worried about America with about one quarter (of respondents from 65 countries) naming the United States as the greatest threat to world peace.

Mar 30 15:00

Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown exposes hundreds of suspected cases

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone has exposed hundreds of potential new cases of Ebola, aiding efforts to bring to an end an epidemic that has already killed 3,000 people in the country.

Officials ordered the country's 6 million residents to stay indoors or face arrest during the period that ended late on Sunday as hundreds of health officials went door-to-door looking for hidden patients and educating residents about the virus.

Reports to authorities of sick people increased by 191 percent in Western Area, which includes the capital, during the lockdown compared with the previous weekend, said Obi Sesay of the National Ebola Response Center.

Mar 30 14:51

1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said.

Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow's stomach.

They were "astonished" to find it almost completely wiped out staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA.

Their findings will be presented at a national microbiology conference.

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