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October 30, 2014

Oct 30 08:08

Maine nurse defies quarantine order by taking bike ride

Kaci Hickox went bike riding with her boyfriend Thursday morning, defying state orders to remain at home for 21 days.

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Oct 30 07:25

The 7 Privacy Tools Essential to Making Snowden Documentary CITIZENFOUR

by Parker Higgins

What needs to be in your tool belt if you plan to report on a massively funded and ultra-secret organization like the NSA? In the credits of her newly released CITIZENFOUR, director Laura Poitras gives thanks to a list of important security resources that are all free software.

We've previously written about CITIZENFOUR and Edward Snowden's discussion of his motivation to release closely guarded information about the NSA. Here's a closer look at the seven tools she names as helping to enable her to communicate with Snowden and her collaborators in making the film...

Oct 30 07:01

Three Spooky Ways You're Being Spied on This Halloween

Nadia Kayyali
Electronic Frontier Foundation

It’s that time of year when people don sinister masks, spray themselves with fake blood, and generally go all out for a good fright. But here at EFF, we think there are plenty of real-world ghouls to last all year-round. Fortunately, we won’t let them hide under your bed.

Sometimes our work sounds like science fiction, but the surveillance techniques and technology we fight are all too real. Here are some of the beasts hiding in your backyard that we’ve been fighting to expose...

Oct 30 06:59

It’s Rarely About The Environment Anymore

USA - -(Ammoland.com)- Back in 1970, when I got involved in the first Earth Day and nascent environmental movement, we had real pollution problems.

But over time, new laws, regulations, attitudes and technologies cleaned up our air, water and sloppy industry practices. By contrast, today’s battles are rarely about the environment.

As Ron Arnold and I detail in our new book, “Cracking Big Green: To save the world from the save-the-Earth money machine” ( tiny.cc/eehiox ) , today’s eco-battles pit a $13.4-billion-per-year U.S. environmentalist industry against the reliable, affordable, 82% fossil fuel energy that makes our jobs, living standards, health, welfare and environmental quality possible.

Oct 30 06:57

Israelis kill Americans with impunity

Like 18-year-old Furkan Dogan, who was murdered aboard the Mavi Marmara, and 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, who was deliberately crushed beneath an Israeli bulldozer, the latest victim – 14-year-old Orwa Hammad – was martyred trying to stop the genocide in Occupied Palestine.

Unlike the 64,937 US soldiers who died useless and pointless deaths in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, these three brave young people gave their lives for a just and urgent cause. Wherever human beings care about justice, the young American heroes will be remembered. Yet the US mainstream media, which has been stealthily infiltrated by Zionists to the point that it is now a propaganda instrument of the Israeli government, works overtime to cover up the heinous murder of young Americans by Zionist occupation forces.


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Oct 30 06:46

“I don’t know what the big deal is”: three in four NJ sheriffs double-dip millions via pension loophole

Three-fourths of New Jersey’s county sheriffs are two-timing taxpayers and state pension funds.

An investigation by New Jersey Watchdog and CBS 3 Philadelphia, found that 16 of the state’s 21 sheriffs are double-dippers. They receive pensions as law enforcement retirees in addition to their six-figure public salaries.

The sheriffs’ payrolls include 33 undersheriffs who also double-dip. Overall, those 49 officials rake in $9.1 million a year from public coffers — $3.8 million in pension pay plus $5.3 million in salaries from post-retirement public jobs. (Click here for the full list.)

Oct 30 06:41

License Plate Privacy Breached

Washington — After the Department of Homeland Security canceled a plan for broad law enforcement access to a national license-plate tracking system in February, officials established a new policy that required similar plans be vetted by department privacy officers to ensure they do not violate Americans’ civil liberties.

Two months later, however, officials with DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency bypassed the privacy office in purchasing a one-year subscription for a commercially run national database for its Newark field office, according to public contract data and department officials.

Oct 30 06:21

‘Dead voter’ cases to go unprosecuted

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis won’t be prosecuting two cases of possible voter fraud referred by the Registrar of Voters over the summer, including one in which 14 mail-in ballots were cast in the name of an aspiring opera singer who died in 1998.

The registrar’s office referred the cases after a U-T Watchdog review of county records found 26 ballots cast in the names of 10 deceased San Diego County citizens.

In most of the cases, the registrar’s office found that data-entry errors were to blame for ballots attributed to dead voters. But Registrar Michael Vu sent the two most troubling cases to Dumanis for further investigation.

Oct 30 06:14

Ebola Doctor Lied About NYC Travels


Oct 30 06:12

Ukrainian GDP Plunges 5.1% Amid Deadly Conflict in Nation’s East

Ukraine’s economy shrank 5.1 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the most in almost five years, as industrial production and the hryvnia slumped amid the bloody conflict in the country’s east.

The drop is less than the 9 percent median estimate of six economists in a Bloomberg survey. Seasonally adjusted gross domestic product fell 2.1 percent from the previous quarter, the state statistics committee said today on its website.

Oct 30 06:10

Report says child sexual exploitation ‘normal in parts of Greater Manchester’

Sexual exploitation of vulnerable children has become the social norm in some parts of Greater Manchester, fuelled by explicit music videos and quasi-pornographic selfies, an MP has warned.

The systematic grooming of boys and girls remains a “real and ongoing problem”, a year after Greater Manchester police (GMP) was forced to admit it had failed abuse victims in Rochdale, said Ann Coffey, a former social worker who is now the Labour MP for Stockport. “My observations will make painful reading for those who hoped that Rochdale was an isolated case,” she writes in a significant report.

Oct 30 06:05

Using the Holocaust to justify war on Assad

Since its creation after WWII, Israel and friends have been masters at manipulating emotions, endlessly invoking the memory of Hitler’s Germany as a pretext for starting further wars as in the recent Holocaust-themed propaganda against Syria’s government.

“The irony is that the Nazi holocaust has now become the main ideological weapon for launching wars of aggression,” Norman Finkelsteintells Yoav Shamir in “Defamation”, the Israeli filmmaker’s award-winning 2009 documentary on how perceptions of anti-Semitism affect Israeli and US politics. “Every time you want to launch a war of aggression, drag in the Nazi holocaust.”

Oct 30 06:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounces Israel's closure of East Jerusalem mosque as 'tantamount to a declaration of war'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced Israel's closure of a mosque in East Jerusalem as "tantamount to a declaration of war".

Israeli police shut access to the Al-Aqsa mosque, also known as the Temple Mount, following the shooting of far-right Jewish activist Yehuda Glick on Wednesday.


Oct 30 06:00

QE3 ends; Dow Futures down

Oct 30 05:50

UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion

A UN official has warned that Israel's plans for further settlements in East Jerusalem could ignite more violence and threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state.

Note: Remember the holocau$t

Oct 30 05:47

UPDATE 1-Russia may limit transit from Belarus, Ukraine over banned food - RIA

Oct 30 (Reuters) - Russia may limit food transit from Belarus and Ukraine to Kazakhstan because of attempts by the countries to supply banned food to Russia, the head of Russia's veterinary and phytosanitary service (VPSS) was quoted as saying on Thursday.

In early August, Russia banned imports of fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, milk and dairy from the European Union and some other countries worth about $9 billion in retaliation for Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine.


Oct 30 05:47

US-Israel crisis reactions: Obama official calls Netanyahu coward, chickenshit

United States Israel relations have gone downhill fast. At the beginning of the month, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a friendly meeting at the White House, but in four weeks, the fragile personal relationship has all collapsed. Now a crisis and break between the two countries is possible after a senior Obama Administration official resorted to school yard name-calling, where he called the Israeli prime minister "chickenshit" and a "coward" which was quoted in the Atlantic by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in his entitled "The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here" and published Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Greenberg concluded that there is now a "full-blown crisis" between the two supposed and long-time allies.

Note: Can we quit sending money to the criminals now!

Oct 30 05:44

Closure of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa 'declaration of war': Abbas

"We hold the Israeli government responsible for this dangerous escalation in Jerusalem that has reached its peak through the closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque this morning," he told AFP.

The compound houses Islam's third holiest site, but is also the most sacred spot for Jews who refer to it as the Temple Mount because it once housed two Jewish temples.

Oct 30 05:09

Declaration of war’: Abbas warns over 1st Al-Aqsa Mosque closure since 1967

The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’

Oct 30 02:50

FBI agents under fire for posing as repairmen at Vegas hotel

The FBI employed the ruse against the recommendation of an assistant U.S. attorney, Kimberly Frayn, according to lawyers for four of eight men charged in the case.


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Oct 30 02:42

Video: Votes for Republicans Switched to Democrats in Illinois

Two Illinois voters say their attempts to vote early for Republicans on an electronic voting machine were registered as votes for Democrats—and they say have the video evidence to prove it.

Oct 30 02:41

UN holds emergency meeting on Israel tensions

Israel's plans for further settlements

Oct 30 02:24

Warrant Issued After Democrat Senator’s Husband Caught Stealing Republican Campaign Signs on Video

Police issued an arrest warrant for the husband of Delaware State Sen. Bethany Hall-Long Wednesday after Republican volunteers captured him stealing political campaign signs on video.


Oct 30 02:01

Sweden officially recognizes Palestine

"Today the government takes the decision to recognise the state of Palestine," Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said i

Oct 30 01:43

Pepe Escobar on Hong Kong Protests

Oct 30 01:37

Footage shows homeless black man Milton Hall being shot at 46 times by police

blood running down the street like water.

Oct 30 01:37

Violence mars San Francisco celebrations -At least two people were shot

RIOTING SPORTS FANS IN SF CALLED REVELERS,

COMPARED TO THUGS IN FERGUSON

October 29, 2014

Oct 29 22:32

The Invention of the Jewish People

“His latest academic work has spent 19 weeks on Israel’s bestseller list and that success has come to the history professor despite his book challenging Israel’s biggest taboo.” Jonathan Cook, Al Jazeera

Oct 29 19:59

‘The Great Invisible’ shows blood spilled for oil

The cameras have left, but tears continue to fall in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the environmental catastrophe caused by an explosion on British oil giant BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig.

Oct 29 18:43

From This Day Forward, We Will Watch How The Stock Market Performs Without The Fed’s Monetary Heroin

Mark this day on your calendars. The Dow is at 16974, the S&P 500 is at 1982 and the NASDAQ is at 4549. From this day forward, we will be looking to see how the stock market performs without the monetary heroin that the Federal Reserve has been providing to it.

Oct 29 18:35

FBI cut hotel Internet access, sent agents to “fix” it without warrants

When the FBI applied for warrants this summer to raid three $25,000-per-night villas at Caesar's Palace Hotel and Casino, it omitted some key investigatory details that eventually resulted in the arrest of eight individuals, including an alleged leader of a well-known Chinese crime syndicate, defense lawyers maintained in Las Vegas federal court documents late Tuesday.

Oct 29 18:34

Cops do 20,000 no-knock raids a year. Civilians often pay the price when they go wrong.

Most of the time, when a person kills an intruder who breaks into his home, dressed in all black and screaming, the homeowner will avoid jail time. But what happens when the break-in was a no-knock SWAT raid, the intruder was a police officer, and the homeowner has a record?

Oct 29 18:28

Costco will again stay closed on Thanksgiving this year, bucking the trend of retailers opening their doors earlier and earlier: "We simply believe [our employees] deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families"

At Costco, the Black Friday deals won’t begin until, well, Friday.
The warehouse retail chain will again stay closed on Thanksgiving this year, bucking the trend of retailers opening their doors earlier and earlier.

Oct 29 18:03

Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search Home

Some legal cases do more than raise eyebrows — they push the legal envelope to change the law. Such is a federal case in Las Vegas now working its way through the courts. -- The question is whether federal agents can disrupt service to a house and then, masquerading as helpful technicians, gain entry to covertly search the premises in hopes of finding evidence that might later justify a search warrant.

Oct 29 17:25

Why the Financial and Political System Failed and Stability Matters

The recent spike in global political-financial volatility that was temporarily soothed by ECB covered bond buying reveals another crack in the six-year-old throw-money-at-the-banks strategies of politicians and central bankers.

Oct 29 17:14

AP IMPACT: US Health Care Unprepared for Ebola

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.

Experts broadly agree that a widespread nationwide outbreak is extremely unlikely, but they also concur that it is impossible to predict with certainty, since previous Ebola epidemics have been confined to remote areas of Africa. And Ebola is not the only possible danger that causes concern; experts say other deadly infectious diseases — ranging from airborne viruses such as SARS, to an unforeseen new strain of the flu, to more exotic plagues like Lassa fever — could crash the health care system.

Oct 29 17:13

Delaware State monitoring 11 who returned from West Africa

State health officials said Wednesday that 11 Delawareans who recently returned from Ebola-affected West African countries are being monitored by the Delaware Division of Public Health.

These individuals are considered "low-risk," which means they did not come into contact with any Ebola-infected patients abroad.

But health officials say that they are taking extra precautions to ensure that no symptoms will progress.

Oct 29 16:14

FLASHBACK 2004 - Voting Paper Trail AdvocateDies In 'Tragic Accident'

The subject line on Tuesday's email read: "Another mysterious accident solves a Bush problem. Athan Gibbs dead, Diebold lives." The attached news story briefly described the untimely Friday, March 12, death of perhaps America's most influential advocate of a verified voting paper trail in the era of touch screen computer voting.

Gibbs, an accountant for more than 30 years and the inventor of the TruVote system, died when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeled truck which rolled his Chevy Blazer several times and forced it over the highway retaining wall where it came to rest on its roof.

Oct 29 15:58

New York Ebola doctor 'LIED to police about his travel': NYPD discovered he rode subway, ate at restaurant and went bowling after cops checked his MetroCard

The doctor currently being treated for Ebola in New York lied to police about travelling around the city for six days before he was quarantined, it has been revealed.

Dr Craig Spencer initially told officers that he had isolated himself in his Harlem apartment after returning from Guinea where he had been treating people for the illness.

It was only when cops checked his MetroCard and bank statement that they realised he had been roaming the city for nearly a week, visiting a sandwich shop, taking an Uber cab, and going bowling.

Oct 29 15:43

EU chief scientist a dangerous imbecile, says renown risk expert Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The EU's controversial chief scientist, Anne Glover, has been called a dangerous imbecile by the Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University, Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Taleb was responding on Twitter to the fact that Glover argues for abandoning the Precautionary Principle in relation to GM crops.

The reason for the Precautionary Principle is, of course, to make sure that if things go wrong, they don’t go catastrophically wrong – and that, Taleb has pointed out, is precisely the danger with GM crops, as they pose systemic risks to ecologies and human health. Indeed, Taleb, who famously predicted the global economic crash, says that even "calling the GMO approach 'scientific' betrays a very poor – indeed warped – understanding of probabilistic payoffs and risk management."

Oct 29 15:37

If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.

Oct 29 15:26

NYPD Officers Strip-Search, Assault, Arrest and Charge Man with Jaywalking for Recording Cops

Exactly one month ago, LaSalle, 44, was recording NYPD officers to protect against police abuse, when he himself became the target of police abuse. Oh, the irony. The painful, humiliating irony, as cops grabbed LaSalle’s camera, threw him against a fence, handcuffed him, strip-searched him, and charged him with “jaywalking.”

Oct 29 15:20

RT launches dedicated UK news channel – RT UK

Global news network RT is set to launch a dedicated British news channel on Thursday. The new station, RT UK, will challenge dominant power structures in Britain by broadcasting live and original programming with a progressive UK focus.

RT UK will be available to more than 90 percent of UK households via Freeview (Channel 135), Sky (Channel 512) and Free Sat (Channel 206).

Oct 29 15:19

How much is whatreallyhappened.com worth?

estimated worth, $ 13,805,000

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Oct 29 15:16

Hacking democracy on Vimeo

Oct 29 15:16

4th Amendment Fight Against NSA Continues

The National Security Agency illegally searches and seizes Americans’ Internet communications, class plaintiffs continue to argue in Federal Court.

Oct 29 15:16

US Federal Reserve ends QE stimulus programme

The US Federal Reserve has announced it is ending its quantitative easing (QE) stimulus programme begun in 2008.

The Fed said it was confident the US economic recovery would continue, despite a global economic slowdown.

The targets for inflation and reduction in unemployment were on track, the Fed said in a statement.

The central bank, which also said it would not raise interest rates for a "considerable time", has gradually cut back QE since last year.

Oct 29 15:11

The Government Can Seize Your Property in Violation of the 5th Amendment – The FAIR Act Will Stop It

The government should never be able to take property from innocent Americans. That is a blatant violation of our Fifth Amendment rights. Clark Neily of the Institute for Justice put it best: “A dismaying combination of perverse incentives, unfair laws, and lack of oversight makes civil forfeiture one of the most dangerous and blatantly unconstitutional policies America has ever seen.”

Oct 29 15:10

Benjamin Netanyahu is 'a chickens**t prime minister' and 'coward', says US official

Benjamin Netanyahu has been branded a “chickenshit prime minister” and “coward” by a senior official in the Obama administration.

The official, who has not been identified, reportedly said that the Israeli leader had “no guts” and was too scared to launch wars, suggesting that he would not launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran in order to help prevent Tehran from building a stockpile of nuclear weapons.

He said: “The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. He’s not [Yitzhak] Rabin, he’s not [Ariel] Sharon, he’s certainly no [Menachem] Begin. He’s got no guts.”

Oct 29 15:06

Britain is a MIGRANT MAGNET: Immigrants are 'prepared to die' for UK benefits, says mayor

THOUSANDS of illegal immigrants camped out in Calais hoping to reach the UK are "prepared to die", the mayor of the French town has said.

Natacha Bouchart said the UK's "much more favourable" benefits system was one of the main reasons people want to cross the Channel.

The 51-year-old told the Home Affairs Select Committee that some 2,500 illegal immigrants are in the town, with many willing to risk their lives to reach the UK.

She said: "You have a much more favourable regime in Britain than in other European countries.

"The weekly benefits of £36 that are given to asylum seekers or migrants, which is a huge amount for people who have nothing in their lives."

Oct 29 15:01

US officials in abusive attack on Benjamin Netanyahu

Senior Americans officials have launched an abusive attack on Benjamin Netanyahu, dismissing him as a "chicken s***" in terms suggesting that the rift between the Israeli prime minister and the Obama administration has become unbridgeable.

The withering assessment, voiced by unnamed sources to The Atlantic magazine, follows a spate of disagreements between Israel and the US, its most important ally, that have previously prompted warnings that relations between the two countries are in "crisis".

While President Barack Obama's disenchantment with Mr Netanyahu has been well-documented, the contemptuous tone of the latest criticism - suggesting that the Israeli prime minister lacked courage and was focused only on political survival - is unprecedented.

Oct 29 15:00

IRS Probe Continues

Oct 29 14:59

Life under Obama sucks. And these numbers prove it

America is so over Obama. In 2008, the media and a majority of the voters were head-over-heels in love with the man who told them that “yes, we can” overcome war and recession.

The reason? Quality of life is poor. Starting at the very bottom, poverty levels point to stagnation. In January 2009 the poverty rate stood at 14.3 per cent. It rose to around 15 per cent and then fell back down in 2013 to 14.5 per cent (but the actual number of those in poverty remained the same from 2012). Things are worse for black Americans, whose poverty rate has risen in that same period from 25.8 per cent to 27.2 per cent.

Not everyone’s doing badly, of course. The richest 10 per cent are the only group – the only group! – who saw their median income rise from 2010-2013. As the Washington Times points out, that’s the same period in which Barack Robin Hood Obama won re-election painting the GOP as corporate vampires.

Oct 29 14:54

Netanyahu insists he is 'under attack for defending Israel' after remarks from US official

Quotes from senior Obama administration figures damn Israeli prime minister as ‘chickenshit’ over stance on settlements and peace with Palestinians

US relations with Israel have plunged to new depths of bitterness and hostility as senior officials in the Obama administration decried Binyamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit prime minister”, “coward” and a man more interested in his own political survival than peace.

The furious assessment delivered in anonymous but no-holds barred comments in an interview with the American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic underline a state of anger with Netanyahu that is characterised as “red hot”.

The remarks are particularly telling in having been made to Goldberg, a Washington insider who has interviewed both Obama and Netanyahu, and who warned US-Israeli relations were in a “full-blown crisis” that could only get worse after the midterm elections.

Oct 29 14:49

Who will remove the head of Russian President Putin and offer it on a platter to the U.S.?

It seems that Russian authorities have found a way towards accommodation with the West. Liberals have become more powerful and are leading the talks.[1] They are ready to make concessions and see no problem in the sacrifice of Novorossiya, and, if necessary, even Russia’s own interests. There’s just one remaining question: who will remove the Russian president’s head and present it on a platter to the USA?

Oct 29 14:44

Egyptian Forces Demolish Homes for Buffer Zone Along Gaza Border

One day after an evacuation order, Egyptian Army bulldozers began demolishing houses along the border with Gaza on Wednesday, the first step in establishing what officials say will be a buffer zone intended to stop the passage of militants and weapons across the frontier.

Oct 29 14:41

Initial Ferguson police report calls Darren Wilson’s testimony into question

within the autopsy is an overlooked gem of evidence: an initial statement
Shocking statement from Mike Brown autopsy expert gets lost in the shuffle of leaks and lies
100 fucking feet. Wilson kept firing from 100 feet away. How was Brown threatening your life from 100 feet, Darren? PIC https://38.media.tumblr.com/6d5ac5f0feb4ac0ecdf6a299dac1e9ef/tumblr_ne...

Oct 29 14:30

Syrian government is in Washington's crosshairs: Iosbaker

An American antiwar activist says the United States wants to eliminate independent governments in the Middle East and at present the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in its crosshairs.

Oct 29 14:26

Cops Gone Wild Domestic Terrorist Edition Full Documentary HD

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Mentioned on today's radio show.

Oct 29 14:21

Media Language that “Disappears the Palestinians”

“Looking back, I still can't believe how unprofessional the news media was. So much spin, so few hard facts. All those digestible sound bites from an army of 'experts' all contradicting one another, all trying to seem more 'shocking' and 'in-depth' than the last one. It was all so confusing, nobody seemed to know what to do.”
- Max Brooks

Oct 29 14:20

RUDYARD KIPLING BOOKS - COLLECTION OF 8 VOLUMES - 1920s/30s - MacMillan & Co

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Take a close look at the image of the cover of the book. There is a swastika near the elephant, underscoring that the association of this symbol; with the Nazis is primarily an obsession of Israel and Hollywood!

Oct 29 14:18

Masked men descend on Uber drivers, riders

With lights flashing they converged in two cars on a white, late model Mercedes, blocking it from making a fast getaway from the entrance to the casino resort. The fact it wasn’t trying to escape made their maneuver all the more effective.

Oct 29 13:54

Egon von Greyerz - Economic Reset Will Be Dramatic

Egon von Greyerz, Founder of Matterhorn Asset Management, says, “You can’t have governments borrow more than ever and have interest rates at zero. You can only do that temporarily because you have governments printing money and artificially holding interest rates down. That will not last either. So, the reset will be dramatic. It won’t happen overnight, but there will be events that trigger short term pitfalls, but this is a long term thing.”

Printing money to support the stock market and the bond market will work for a while, but Greyerz warns, “The ammunition that they have will, of course, be so devalued that nobody will want it. So, any support they try to muster in the future will have no effect. This is why markets are going to be in a terrible state in the next few years. It will be all the bubbles that have been created over a very long period.”

Oct 29 13:46

More “War on Terror” Abuses – Spying Powers Are Used for Terrorism Only 0.5% of the Time

The Patriot Act continues to wreak its havoc on civil liberties. Section 213 was included in the Patriot Act over the protests of privacy advocates and granted law enforcement the power to conduct a search while delaying notice to the suspect of the search. Known as a “sneak and peek” warrant, law enforcement was adamant Section 213 was needed to protect against terrorism. But the latest government report detailing the numbers of “sneak and peek” warrants reveals that out of a total of over 11,000 sneak and peek requests, only 51 were used for terrorism. Yet again, terrorism concerns appear to be trampling our civil liberties.

Oct 29 13:46

Does this look like a housing recovery to you?

We just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years. But of course this is not a new trend.

Oct 29 13:45

Total War Over The Petrodollar

The conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Total SA’s chief executive, Christophe de Margerie, started the second the news broke of his death. Under mysterious circumstances in Moscow, his private jet collided with a snowplow just after midnight. De Margerie was the CEO of Total, France’s largest oil company.

He’d just attended a private meeting with Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, at a time when the West’s relationship with Russia is fraught, to say the least.

One has better odds of being struck by lightning at an airport then a snow plow, or any other ground support vehicles hitting a plane and killing all inside the plane, in my opinion. And I say that as someone who’s familiar with airports, having worked at Vancouver International Airport when I was in university; I was the one who would bring the plane into its parking bay.

Oct 29 13:44

Judge: Uber ride sharing can roll on, for now

The constroversial ride-sharing company Uber can continue to operate in Southern Nevada, a Las Vegas judge ruled today.

District Judge Douglas Herndon made the ruling from the bench after holding a hearing on the matter.

Uber launched its service Friday but immediately met resistance from the state’s Department of Business and Industry, which oversees the Nevada Taxicab Authority and the Nevada Transportation Authority.

Enforcement officers from both agencies cited drivers for providing an “unlicensed for-hire transportation service” and impounded their vehicles. The San Francisco-based company responded by vowing to back its contracted drivers and providing rental cars for them until vehicles were freed from impoundment. Drivers can be fined up to $10,000 per incident.

Oct 29 13:33

Russia jumps record 30 places in ‘Doing Business’ ranking

Russia is now ranked 62nd in the World Bank’s new 2014 Doing Business report, which measures the ease of doing business in 189 countries worldwide. The country climbed 30 positions from 92nd spot in 2013.

Oct 29 13:30

More Media Foreshadowing of Massive False Flag Attack in U.S.

Just like the months leading up to 9/11, the American public is being assaulted with an onslaught of reports suggesting the possibility of another major terror attack inside the United States. Are we being invited into a terror theater? A little predictive programming perhaps? A couple news pieces should offer some pause, if nothing else.

Oct 29 13:25

Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request : Cell site simulator acquisition and use (Ferguson Police Department)

TURN YOUR PHONES OFF BEFORE GOING TO A PROTEST!!

...request...related to cell site simulators, the City of Ferguson has no documents responsive to this request.

Oct 29 13:16

Dave & Kim Dortch - Family Battles Police Harassment in Riverside County

Dave Dortch, an optometrist and his wife Kim, a nurse and nutritional therapy practitioner tell their story of ongoing police harassment after their 12 year old son was arrested and charged for graffiti

Oct 29 13:14

The Fed Is Absolutely Terrified... of What?

Oct 29 12:50

Attempts being made to suppress Russia, BRICS in international arena — experts

Attempts are being made to suppress in the international arena not only Russia but the entire BRICS developing-nation assembly of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Russian experts said on Wednesday.

“The current situation shows that there are attempts to suppress not only Russia but also the BRICS given that the global role of this association has only intensified,” Vladimir Davydov, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Latin America, said at a Moscow-Brasilia video conference.

Oct 29 12:49

One in Four Americans Fears Travel Because of Ebola, Poll Shows

A new poll shows that a quarter of Americans say recent news about Ebola has made them afraid to fly and 4% of Americans say they have deferred or changed travel plans due to Ebola.

Oct 29 12:47

US beginning to ‘disengage’ from Israel: Analyst

A combination of factors is pushing the United States to “disengage” from Israel, a regime that will not last a month without US support, says an analyst.

“Times are changing for Israel, they spend a lot of money to manipulate public opinion, all of Hollywood and mass media is Jewish-controlled (and) Zionist-controlled, and people realize the lies that are being told to them on their Nightly News on a daily basis,” he said.

“But the American people can see through this. The American people, particularly at university level, are smart (and) well-educated and they have this implicit sense of fairness,” he added.
“All of this combined” Harris said, “is adding up to what is going to be a perfect storm for Israel where the people of the US are going to reject Israel, and that is the process that we are beginning to see the early stages of.”

Oct 29 12:31

"MH17: The Cover-up Deal": Dutch journalist publishes revealing book

"The Netherlands were given charge of the investigation into the cause of the disaster, but signed a cover-up deal with Kiev, and thus became a pawn in an international political game."

Oct 29 12:20

Vladimir Putin Is The Leader Of the Moral World — Paul Craig Roberts

snip: In a sane Western society, Putin’s statements would have been reproduced in full and discussions organized with remarks from experts such as Stephen F. Cohen. Choruses of approval would have been heard on television and read in the print media. But, of course, nothing like this is possible in a country whose rulers claim that it is the “exceptional” and “indispensable” country with an extra-legal right to hegemony over the world. As far as Washington and its prostitute media, named “presstitutes” by the trends specialist Gerald Celente, are concerned, no country counts except Washington. “You are with us or against us,” which means “you are our vassals or our enemies.” This means that Washington has declared Russia, China, India, Brazil and other parts of South America, Iran, and South Africa to be enemies.

Oct 29 12:03

Whitlam and Australia’s forgotten coup

John Pilger marks the death of former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam with the one story missing from the ‘tributes’ to a man whose extraordinary political demise is one of America’s dirtiest secrets.

Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognized, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him.

Oct 29 12:02

The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right — Paul Craig Roberts

snip: Why combat troops? Why not send a construction outfit such as an engineer battalion if it has to be military? Why not do what the government usually does and contract with a construction company to build the treatment units? “Additional thousands of troops” results in a very large inexperienced construction crew for 17 treatment units. It doesn’t make sense.

Stories that don’t make sense and that are not explained naturally arouse suspicions, such as: Are US soldiers being used to test ebola vaccines and cures, or more darkly are they being used to bring more ebola back to the US?

Oct 29 12:00

Basil Zaharoff - A Name You Should Know

Basil Zaharoff, 1849-1936, a Director of Rothschild-owned Vickers
that produced guns and armaments in two world wars.
"The Zaharoff System" involved selling arms to both sides in a conflict
and even instigating conflicts.

Oct 29 12:00

Is Latin America’s ‘Pink Tide’ Ebbing?

Many in Official Washington still consider Latin America their “backyard,” a place where U.S. interests rule and where leftist and reformist governments have historically faced “regime change” tactics. But the region has finally broken from U.S. control and isn’t ready to go back, reports Andrés Cala.

Oct 29 11:58

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Life News television and Izvestia daily

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation:

“Ukraine needs a government that will think how the nation should regain unity. It needs a government to guarantee an equal status to all Ukrainian citizens irrespective of the language they speak and political convictions they have.”– Sergey Lavrov

Question: Ukraine has just held parliamentary elections. Does Moscow recognize them?

Sergey Lavrov: The elections are being monitored by observers, including OSCE observers, and there are Russian representatives among them. This time, Russia’s Federal Assembly did not send a separate observer team to the elections, so we will wait for the conclusions of the international OSCE team.

Oct 29 11:57

Man facing jail time for having windmill on his own property, just bucked the system!

Recently, Jay reached out to us to share some good news about his case

Oct 29 11:55

Israel To Help California Combat Worst Drought In History Following Losses Of $2.2 Billion

The Israelis know a thing or two when it comes to managing dry arid lands, and making them flourish, even when the rains don’t fall “in their time.”

So when it came to getting some help for the poor farmers of California, who have suffered massive financial losses as a result of the dry weather, California Governor Jerry Brown contacted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the two men signed a strategic cooperation agreement earlier this year as part of which Israel, a world leader in the field of water, would help out the arid state.

Note: Can you say Steal it from the Palestinians!

Oct 29 11:54

CIA Mouthpiece Lets Slip On Russian ‘Aggression’

For months now, Western mass media have been in lockstep with the US State Department and the NATO military alliance, promulgating claims of Russian aggression in Ukraine and towards Europe generally. The mantra-like repetition of these claims, with scant substantiation, resembles the Big Lie technique of Third Reich master propagandist Josef Goebbels. Told often and brazenly enough, the claims acquire normalcy as «accepted facts».

Western news media, from the BBC to the New York Times, uncritically peddle NATO and Washington claims that Moscow has «annexed» Crimea and infiltrated troops into eastern Ukraine to destabilize the pro-Western «government» in Kiev. Last month at the NATO summit in Wales, outgoing secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen asserted: «So we continue to call on Russia to pull back its troops from Ukrainian borders, [and] to stop the flow of weapons and fighters into Ukraine».

Oct 29 11:47

Definition of Medical Billing Fraud

Medical billing fraud is a big problem in the United States. It costs the American health care industry billions of dollars each year. The trickle-down effect is the insurer passing down the higher costs to the insured through elevated premiums and deductibles. This type of fraud, like many others, can be difficult to prove

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fraud has become the standard mode of business in the United States!

Oct 29 11:45

Always (Always!) Double-Check Your Medical Bills

This past November, my wife had to see a doctor at our local Urgent Care. Unfortunately, when the bill showed up the claim had been denied. The reason? Out of network. The problem? It wasn’t out of network! It’s supposed to be a $20 co-pay with the rest going to insurance. So… I called the Urgent Care billing office on December 15th. They confirmed that it should’ve been covered, and promised to re-submit the claim. Fast forward to this week…

We just got another bill from Urgent Care. Same deal — they want the full balance. This time, however, it seems that our insurance company decided to split the difference and apply it to our deductible instead of flat-out denying the claim, or paying it like they’re supposed to. When I called the Urgent Care billing office, they weren’t sure what went wrong, but promised to re-file the claim. Again.

Oct 29 11:37

Operational video of a U.S. airstrike against an empty ISIL logistics base west of Mosul, Iraq Oct. 27

Oct 29 11:00

La Raza Promotes Washington Post Guide On Where People Can Vote Without An ID

The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.

“Voter ID laws are at-issue across the country, with newly Republican-controlled legislatures having passed them in numerous states after the 2010 election,” explained The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “Most states still request some form of ID, but don’t require it. Another 20 states don’t require identification. In case you’re wondering where your state is at in all of this, a helpful (sic) graphic from the Post’s graphics team.”

Oct 29 10:59

DHS warns of lone wolf terror threat against government

DISPATCHES FEDERAL COPS TO PROTECT GOVERNMENT FROM MENTALLY ILL PERPS

Oct 29 10:57

ROLLING ALONG WITH THE OCCUPATION

The term apartheid does fit Israel

Oct 29 10:57

NYC: Son beheads mom, drags body from apartment into street, kicks head 20 feet before jumping in front of train, killing himself

A GRIZZLY DISCOVERY WHICH NEIGHBORS THOUGHT ORIGINALLY WAS A HALLOWEEN PRANK, TURNED OUT TO BE REAL

Oct 29 10:57

#SettlementExpansion ~~ SAYING THIS BUT MEANING THAT …

According to the Israeli watchdog group Who Profits, “In October 2010, in an official letter to Who Profits, Africa-Israel stated: ‘Neither the company nor any of its subsidiaries and/or other companies controlled by the company are presently involved in or has any plans for future involvement in development, construction or building of real estate in settlements in the West Bank.’ However, the company soon after received a 78 million shekel contract to construct the C-Jerusalem project in the settlement neighborhood of Gilo in East Jerusalem.”

Oct 29 10:54

Denied land access, Palestinians miss olive harvest

For the 1,400 residents of Al-Janiya -- Yusef's village -- attacks by settlers who have uprooted trees and burnt Palestinian farmland have become a daily occurrence, he says.

"Each time I try to get to my olive groves, an Israeli soldier tells me I can't go, because it's been designated a 'closed military zone'," Yusef says.

"My father planted those trees, seed by seed, and I toiled over the land," he sighs, pointing to one section of his land, now farmed by settlers.

Note: More goodwill by Israelis I see!

Oct 29 10:46

Hugger-in-Chief

Nina Pham, the first person to be infected with Ebola within the United States, had just been declared disease-free and discharged from the National Institutes of Health. Obama is a rational, science-friendly guy, so he knew she wasn’t any danger to him. It didn’t take courage to hug her.

And yet, another modern president failed a similar test. Facing the greatest public health crisis of his administration, Ronald Reagan was not heroic. He was a dithering coward.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pure political bovine excrement. Obama hugs a healthy woman and Slate declares him morally superior to Ronald Reagan on that one point alone. Given how quickly Nina went from "got Ebola" to "Ebola free", especially in light of research papers saying recovered people can still pass along the disease for weeks after they recover, I am starting to wonder if Nina ever really had it to start with, or is just another "Wag the Ebola" hoax to keep us all flooding the shopping malls for the Christmas shopping season and make sure we show up at the voting booths next week. Because has I been part of the President's protective detail, under no circumstances would I have allowed him in the same room with Nine, let alone a hug for the cameras.

Oct 29 10:45

Debunking the Myth of Why the Atomic Bombs Were Necessary | Brainwash Update

Abby then reflects on the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and explains why this wasn’t a necessary action in order to end World War II.

Oct 29 10:40

Top Jewish leader calls on Obama to ‘name, apologize for and repudiate’ official who mocked Netanyahu

Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has called on President Obama to "name, apologize for, and repudiate" the anonymous official quoted in an Atlantic Magazine article describing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," The Algemeiner reports.

Note: Had Enough Yet

Oct 29 10:38

Could Allen Stanford go free? Convicted fraudster appeals

Jailed financier R. Allen Stanford, convicted in 2012 of running a massive global Ponzi scheme that rivals the Madoff scandal, says he is the victim of an illegal prosecution, and "the clearest of assaults on the U.S. Constitution."

The comments come in Stanford's formal appeal of his conviction, filed in federal court on Wednesday. Stanford wrote the appeal himself at the prison in Florida where he is serving a 110-year sentence. Having fired the last of a string of court-appointed attorneys, and with no funds to hire a replacement, he is representing himself even though he has no legal background. He has also asked to argue his case in person before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, a task normally handled by experienced attorneys.

Oct 29 10:37

Russia ready to deliver US supplies to ISS after Antares rocket explodes

Russia is prepared to ferry US supplies to the International Space Station (ISS)

Oct 29 10:36

Former cop headed to trial for child rape charges Sexually assaulting a teenage girl while other officers stood by and watched

Mata is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl back in 2013.

According to a lawsuit filed by the girl's family, “other Pharr police officers would stand watch while the sexual assault was being committed.”

A Hidalgo County grand jury handed down a criminal indictment after Texas Rangers investigated the case and turned their evidence over to prosecutors.

Oct 29 10:35

Four NJ Police Officers Indicted for Plotting Revenge Against A Fifth Officer

A North Brunswick police officer arrested an Edison police officer for DUI.

The Edison police officer then conspired with four of his Edison police pals to plot revenge against the North Brunswick officer who arrested him.

The Edison officer was then found to be an all around dirtbag, engaging in vandalism, having drugs and drug paraphernalia, having illegal weapons, and was also charged with attempted murder after setting fire to the home of his superior officer.

When they will conspire to harm one of their own, they won't even hesitate to ruin your life.

Oct 29 10:33

The Red Cross' Secret Disaster

Americans did what they so often do after disasters. They sent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Red Cross, confident their money would ease the suffering left behind by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac. They believed the charity was up to the job.

They were wrong.

The Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after Sandy and Isaac, leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony, according to an investigation by ProPublica and NPR. The charity’s shortcomings were detailed in confidential reports and internal emails, as well as accounts from current and former disaster relief specialists.

What’s more, Red Cross officials at national headquarters in Washington, D.C. compounded the charity’s inability to provide relief by “diverting assets for public relations purposes,” as one internal report puts it. Distribution of relief supplies, the report said, was “politically driven.”

Oct 29 10:32

Unmanned balloon a bust in Frein manhunt

Pennsylvania State Police say an unmanned balloon brought in from Ohio has not been helpful in the search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper.

Trooper Tom Kelly, a state police spokesman, says the agency returned the Mylar balloon to the Ohio Department of Transportation on Tuesday.

Kelly says dense brush and rugged terrain in the Pocono Mountains search area hampered use of the tethered device, which is akin to a weather balloon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just getting absurd!

Oct 29 10:30

SodaStream Closing West Bank Factory Targeted by Boycotts in ScarJo Split

SodaStream International Ltd. will close a factory in a West Bank settlement that had prompted calls by pro-Palestinian activists for consumers to boycott the Israeli company’s soda machines.

The plant in the industrial zone of Mishor Adumim will shut after the company opted to relocate its operations at that site and another in northern Israel by late 2015. The decision is “purely commercial” and forms part of a “global growth plan” being initiated by Lod, Israel-based SodaStream, spokeswoman Nirit Hurwitz said today by e-mail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure. Purely commercial. That's right. It's just a commercial decision. Right."

Oct 29 10:26

For 23rd time, U.N. nations urge end to U.S. embargo on Cuba

The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd time to condemn the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, with many nations praising the island state for its response in fighting the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa.

Oct 29 10:26

Judge Refuses To Intervene In 40,000 Lost Voter Registrations In Georgia

Earlier this year organizers spread out into every one of Georgia’s 159 counties and registered almost 90,000 new voters-the majority of them being people of color and under the age of 25. When the organizers checked their database against the state’s they noticed that nearly 50,000 of those registrations had vanished-the majority of them being people of color in Democratic-leaning regions.

Oct 29 10:20

Obama pledges support for Ebola aid workers

WASHINGTON — President Obama pledged support for health care and aid workers in West Africa Tuesday, saying new rules for monitoring them for Ebola once they return to the United States would be “sensible and based on science.”

Oct 29 10:18

Canadians stand up to Islamophobe in social experiment that ends with punch

The "racist" character in the video asks the "Muslim" character to step out of a line of people waiting for a bus, accusing him of being a terrorist threat. None of the bystanders in the video support the "Islamophobic" actor. One man emphatically rejects the diatribe, pointing out that Canadians can’t blame all Muslims for the violent action of fanatics.

"You know what? You can’t stereotype and judge people by their clothes," the man says in the video.

Another man gets so aggravated that he punches the heckling actor in the face, giving him a bloody nose.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Canadian people!

Oct 29 10:17

GITMO # 2 ~~ TURNING GAZA INTO A SUPER-MAX PRISON

Roads, schools and the electricity plant to power water and sewerage systems are in ruins. The cold and wet of winter are approaching. Aid agency Oxfam warns that at the current rate of progress it may take 50 years to rebuild Gaza.

Where else in the world apart from the Palestinian territories would the international community stand by idly as so many people suffer – and not from a random act of God but willed by fellow humans?

Oct 29 10:11

‘No plans’ to treat foreign Ebola patients in US, says official

The Obama administration has “absolutely no plans” to transport foreign Ebola patients to be treated in the United States, a senior administration official told The Hill.

While the administration might help move patients from West Africa to other countries, it will not agree to bring patients to the U.S. for treatment, the official said.

Oct 29 10:11

10 people in Michigan on Ebola watch

Health officials in Michigan are now monitoring 10 people for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus, but none is showing symptoms, the Michigan Department of Community Health said.

Oct 29 10:10

Hagel announces mandatory Ebola quarantine

A 21-day quarantine for all military personnel serving in Ebola stricken areas of West Africa was approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Wednesday.

Oct 29 09:55

Parents ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes six-year-old B.C. girl to HIV

A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier this month.

When the little girl’s arm flinched as she was getting the booster shot, the needle went through the girl’s skin and pricked the nurse who was administering it.

When the needle was extracted, their blood mixed.

...

Northern Health cannot discriminate against a nurse, even one using needles to give booster shots, because he or she may have a blood-borne infection, Allison said.

Oct 29 09:53

Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow

Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning … and even tore down the natural seawall which protected Fukushima from tidal waves.

Fukushima is getting worse. And see this and this.

Have the Japanese learned their lesson? Are they decommissioning nuclear plants which are built in dangerous environments?

Of course not!

Instead, they’re re-starting a nuclear plant near a volcano which is about to blow …

Oct 29 09:51

Vandal scratched swastika into student's car

Police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are looking for the person who scratched a swastika into the side of a student's car.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another hate crime hoax to try to regain Israel's status as permanent victim. Ignoring the fact that the majority of these cases always turn out to be hoaxes, who but Israel gives a damn about the swastika any more? It's a symbol of a long gone government run by long dead people from a time before we were born. Were it not for Hollywood's obsession with Nazis, nobody would remember what a swastika is. The irony is that Israel with its "wag the Nazi" politics, is giving Hitler exactly what he wanted, which is to be remembered forever!

Oct 29 09:23

The True History of Blowback in One Sentence

Since you're probably wondering why the Canadian Parliament was shot up and your friendly neighborhood police officer is driving a tank and your savings account is a sad joke and your road is littered with potholes and you can't find a job and three of your friends who joined the Army to pay for college died in Iraq and Afghanistan and two others have brain trauma from IED explosions and won't ever be the same and your tap water is flammable and the ocean is coming for your home, well...

Oct 29 09:14

The Racist Concept of Israel

Israeli economics minister Naftali Bennett has claimed of Binyamin Netanyahu that “The prime minister is not a private person but the leader of the Jewish state and the whole Jewish world.” Really? Netanyahu is the leader of all the Jews in London, or California, or Ethiopia, who may never have set foot in his state?

This extraordinary remark by Bennett lays bare the fundamental flaw in the very concept of Israel. It is not a modern state, defined as a territory and comprising all the various citizens of whatever descent who live within it. It is rather a vicious racist construct, defined absolutely by race, refusing territorial limits, and with an aggressive theocratic overlay that claims tribal superiority over the entire rest of the world.

Oct 29 09:13

Legendary Hacker Leaks Government Plan To Take Over Internet

Oct 29 08:35

Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency

Along parts of the Myanmar-China border, where heroin addiction is appallingly common, fresh needles are now so coveted that shopkeepers dispense them as change.

Oct 29 08:34

U.N. council to meet on latest Israel-Palestine tensions

The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting this week on recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in East Jerusalem due to Israel's plans to build more settlements, council diplomats said on Tuesday.

The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, is being convened in response to a request made by Jordan to Argentina's U.N. Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval, president of the 15-nation Security Council this month.

Oct 29 08:34

Big Pharma seeks legal immunity for damages from experimental Ebola vaccines

The same drug manufacturers that stand to profit immensely from the sale of Ebola vaccines say they require full legal immunity from any potential lawsuits that might arise when people are harmed by various adverse effects from these "emergency" drugs.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) CEO Andrew Witty told World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan that his corporation, which is currently leading the way in producing Ebola vaccines, shouldn't have to shoulder any of the burden of responsibility for their safety.

Oct 29 08:33

Voting issues reported as Md. candidates begin home stretch

The Maryland State Board of Elections is investigating complaints that voting machines are flipping Republican votes to Democrat. Complaints of vote-flipping, as some call it, are coming from as many as nine Maryland counties, including Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Frederick, Howard, Queen Anne's and Baltimore counties. State elections officials said they have a team of people looking into the complaints.

Some of the concerns are turning out to be anecdotal. For example, someone using the Towson University early voting center tweeted that the machine flipped their vote but no complaint was made to the judges.

Oct 29 08:19

Germany develops 'smart factories' to keep an edge: Germany is building completely automated "smart factories" that require no human workers.

The next front in Germany's effort to keep up with the digital revolution lies in a factory in this sleepy industrial town.
At stake isn't what the Siemens AG plant produces--in this case, automated machines to be used in other industrial factories--but how its 1,000 manufacturing units communicate through the Web.

Oct 29 08:18

US sues AT&T, alleges severe throttling of unlimited data customers. FTC: 3.5 million customers throttled, speeds reduced up to 90 percent.

The Federal Trade Commission has sued AT&T for promising unlimited data to wireless customers and then throttling their speeds by as much as 90 percent, the FTC announced Tuesday.

Oct 29 08:09

Insurance Companies Begin Writing ‘Ebola Exclusions’ into Policies

Remember the promise of universal health care with Obamacare, with no refusal for ‘pre-existing conditions’? It looks like your insurance company may not have to cover you if you get Ebola. U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers, and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions.

While it is estimated that expenditures to treat the original Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, were approximately $100,000 an hour (though he passed anyway), it looks like insurance companies won’t be footing the bill.

Oct 29 08:07

Exhibition of Syria torture photos shows 'depravity' of Assad regime

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, we can get the photos of Syria's use of torture but not the photos of our own US Government's use of torture?

Oct 29 08:06

QE Ending? Not For Long

Oct 29 08:03

First snow of the season may hit New England on Halloween

Mother Nature has a trick up her sleeve for Halloween this year, as a cold front plunging southeast out of Canada will help create a storm system just off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. This storm is likely to produce the first accumulating snow of the winter season from the Appalachians to to the Adirondack Mountains. It may also bring the first flakes of the season to Boston, Massachusetts and several other cities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I spent my childhood in New Hampshire. Snow was something we looked for after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. Snow on Halloween was something that never happened!

Oct 29 08:00

Officer Darren Wilson Is Missing His Court Dates

Darren Wilson, the police officer accused of shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, has been extremely elusive. His name was not released by the police department for some time, and the delay allowed him to seemingly wipe every trace of himself from social media and his home.

Wilson is looking to avoid the media and the public—he has not been seen since August 9—but his absence is starting to impact the job he left behind. It's now being reported that a total of six criminal cases have been dismissed, because Wilson, as the arresting officer, isn't showing up to court to testify.

Oct 29 07:58

NASA Statement Regarding Oct. 28 Orbital Sciences Corp. Launch Mishap

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The Russians did it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 29 07:57

Why Millennials Are Not Buying Houses Or Cars

“Since World War II, new cars and suburban houses have powered the economy and propelled recoveries. Millennials are not buying houses or cars, and may have lost interest in both.”

You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? I’m curious as to how they have rationalized we have simply “lost interest”.

Oct 29 07:56

Video: Votes for Republicans Switched to Democrats in Illinois

Two Illinois voters say their attempts to vote early for Republicans on an electronic voting machine were registered as votes for Democrats—and they say have the video evidence to prove it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This election is so crooked they are having to screw the ballots into the ballot boxes!

Oct 29 07:42

FB For Currency Scams? EU May Probe Bankers’ Social Media

Traders accused of currency manipulation at some of the world’s biggest banks may soon have their social media data handed over to authorities conducting the investigation.

All of the bankers’ communications will be handed over to investigators to discover if banks have been tampering with currency interbank rates on the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, Bloomberg reported citing unnamed source.

Oct 29 07:42

CIA refuses to make torture report readable, blames Senate for delay

The Central Intelligence Agency is firing back at allegations that it is responsible for delaying the release of the Senate report on the controversial post-9/11 interrogation program, insisting that lawmakers themselves are to blame.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oct 29 07:35

HTML5 reaches ‘recommendation’ status

The World Wide Web Consortium today has elevated the HTML5 specification to ‘recommendation’ status, giving it the group’s highest level of endorsement, which is akin to becoming a standard.

But Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the W3C, was quick to point out that work on the Web is far from complete.

HTML5 is a critical piece in terms of importance to the next generation of Web technology in general, according to Jaffe. “I think back to what the Web originally was, which was accessing static documents from Web pages. Today, it’s what we call the Open Web Platform for building distributed applications, characterized by rich media – video, audio and graphics – natively available in browsers,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I experimented with HTML5 in writing Claire's music website and the overall portal to our online "empire." The problem I ran into is that various smart phones and tablets, although claiming to support HTML5, did not actually support the full specifications, only enough HTML5 to be able to advertise they supported HTML5, and in many cases the pages would not display correctly.

Oct 29 07:29

Central Bankers Demand Insurers Assess Climate Risks Despite Lull In Extreme Weather

The Bank of England is demanding about 30 insurance companies assess the risks that global warming poses to their balance sheets, despite reports of a lull in natural disasters and healthy profit margins in the industry.

Oct 29 07:29

GOP-led Purge Threat to 3.5 Million Voters

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voter rolls, especially targeting minority voters.

Al Jazeera America has obtained 2.1 million names from the target lists, kept confidential until now. Experts reviewing the lists conclude it is suspiciously over-weighted with Black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters.

The targeted voters have been tagged as “potential duplicate voters,” suspected of voting twice in the same election, in two different states, a felony crime punishable by 2-10 years in prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us be honest. If these voters are registered in multiple states, then at least one of those registrations needs to be erased.

Oct 29 07:28

Police in Ferguson Stock Up On Riot Gear Ahead of Grand Jury Decision - $25k teargas, $18k beanbag, rounds/pepper balls, $77k riot gear/batons, $2.3k plastic handcuffs

The police department overseeing the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old has spent tens of thousands of dollars replenishing their stocks of teargas, “less lethal” ammunition and riot gear in advance of a potential revival in demonstrations, The Guardian reports.

Oct 29 07:27

Netanyahu's office hits back at U.S. official's 'chickenshit' jibe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oh YEAH? Well, your mother dresses you funny. And, and, and, your dog is really ugly and smells awful!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Oct 29 07:26

Hackers breach White House computer network

The White House is confirming a “sustained” cyberattack on its computer network which lasted for almost two weeks.

US authorities are investigating the breach of the computer network used by officials of the Executive Office of the President.

The Washington Post cited sources as saying hackers linked to the Russian government were believed to be behind the cyberattack.

White House officials have not yet blamed anyone for the breach. They have not commented on how much data, if any, was stolen.

Oct 29 07:26

A black man who was shot by Utah police while armed with a samurai-style sword as part of a Japanese anime costume died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body.

A black man who was shot by Utah police while armed with a samurai-style sword as part of a Japanese anime costume died of multiple gunshot wounds, including several in the back of his body, according to an autopsy released Tuesday.

Oct 29 07:21

GM Crops and the Rat Digestive Tract: Is GM Food Safe for Animals and Humans?

The aim of this review is to examine the relationship between genetically modified (GM) crops and health, based on histopathological investigations of the digestive tract in rats. We reviewed published long-term feeding studies of crops containing one or more of three specific traits: herbicide tolerance via the EPSPS gene and insect resistance via cry1Ab or cry3Bb1 genes. These genes are commonly found in commercialised GM crops.

Our search found 21 studies for nine (19%) out of the 47 crops approved for human and/or animal consumption. We could find no studies on the other 38 (81%) approved crops.

Oct 29 07:14

MH17 investigators still awaiting U.S., Russian intelligence reports

Dutch prosecutors are still awaiting U.S. intelligence reports on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 but American laws on passing on such information to criminal investigations are complicating the process, the Dutch government said on Tuesday.

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Translation: The US is stalling hoping the investigation will grow impatient and jump to the desired conclusion that Putin personally shot down MH17 with a pellet gun.

Oct 29 07:13

Israel: "Feel sorry for us! We're the victims! Feel sorry for us!!!"

Jewish cemetery in Norway vandalized

Oct 29 07:11

Palestine must recognize Jewish Israel for peace: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says no peace agreement will be achieved with the Palestinians unless they recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

"A peace treaty will be possible with the following formula: A demilitarized Palestinian state that will recognize Israel,” Netanyahu said in a speech at the opening of the winter session of the Knesset on Monday.

He also claimed that Israel has the right to declare Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.

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These are all non-starters for Palestine, especially since Israel has no official borders and Palestine cannot know what they are agreeing to. However, Palestine (and many other nations in the Middle East have made it clear they are ready to recognize the state of Israel ... one second after it recognizes the state of Palestine.

Oct 29 07:10

Obama's 'Dreamer' agenda is payback for illegal alien votes: Study

A significant number of voters who were not citizens cast illegal ballots in U.S. elections and the possibility exists that those unlawful ballots helped President Barack Obama to win the election in 2008, according to two public-interest organizations, one of which is located on the campus of the left-leaning Harvard University campus. While the study was originally aimed at dispelling claims of significant voter fraud, it surprisingly confirms that elections are in some cases being stolen.

Oct 29 07:08

Over half of trick-or-treaters want cash, not candy

More than half (53%) of parents of trick-or-treaters say their children between the ages of 4 and 10 would prefer cash over candy or even toys, according to a survey of 1,747 parents who celebrated Halloween carried out by coupon- and discount-code website Vouchercloud.net.

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This may sound crass and tacky (and let us be honest, it is) but with the current mishandling of Ebola and the government looking for ways to fake another terror attack on innocent children, coins have the advantage if surviving kitchen sterilization with boiling water!

Oct 29 07:07

99% Vaccinated Involved in Navy Flu Outbreak

Oct 29 07:05

Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't obey Maine's Ebola quarantine: I won’t be 'bullied by politicians'

“I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me, even though I am in perfectly good health and feeling strong and have been this entire time completely symptom free,” said Hickox, who wouldn’t emerge from Maine’s 21-day voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10.

“I truly believe this policy is not scientifically nor constitutionally just, and so I’m not going to sit around and be bullied around by politicians and be forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public.”

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They are still playing politics with Ebola. Hickox is an Obama supporter and linked to CDC, which also opposes the quaranteens. When Cliven Bundy says he won't allow the government to act unconstitutionally he is crushed, but Hickox is being presented as some kind or heroine!

Oct 29 07:02

At Least 29 Members of US House of Representatives Are Israeli Dual Citizens and Need to Be Voted Out on November 4, 2014

1. Representative Gary Ackerman (New York)
2. Representative John H. Adler (New Jersey)
3. Representative Shelley Berkley (Nevada)
4. Representative Howard Berman (California)
5. Representative Steve Cohen (Tennessee)
6. Representative Susan Davis (California)
7. Representative Eliot Engel (New York)
8. Representative Bob Filner (California)
9. Representative Barney Frank (Massachusetts)
10. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (Arizona)
11. Representative Alan Grayson (Florida)
12. Representative Jane Harman (California)
13. Representative Paul Hodes (New Hampshire)
14. Representative Steve Israel (New York)
15. Representative Steve Kagen (Wisconsin)
16. Representative Ronald Klein (Florida)
17. Representative Sander Levin (Michigan)
18. Representative Nita Lowey (New York)
19. Representative Jerry Nadler (New York)
20. Representative Jared Polis (Colorado)
21. Representative Steve Rothman (New Jersey)

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