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November 21, 2014

Nov 21 16:10

FBI Sends 100 Agents to Ferguson - St. Louis area

In addition to the FBI, other federal agencies have also mobilized

THE ONES TO WATCH!

Nov 21 16:05

Report: 81% of GM Crops Approved Without Adequate Safety Studies

What’s a recipe for environmental mayhem and the destruction of human health? The approval of genetically modified organisms by governments worldwide without any scientific safety studies. A new study published by the risk-assessment journal Environment International states that of the GM crops approved for planting and marketing globally, 81% were not studied for possible health and environmental safety risks.

Nov 21 16:03

New DHS immigration rules: Drunk drivers, sex abusers, drug dealers, gun offenders not top deportation priorities

The Department of Homeland Security has just released new “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants.” Designed to fill in the details after President Obama’s announcement that at least four million currently illegal immigrants will be given work permits, Social Security numbers and protection from deportation, the DHS guidelines are instructions for the nation’s immigration and border security officers as they administer the president’s directive.


Nov 21 15:04

Tell Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Stop Supporting Efforts to Kill GMO Labeling Laws

Starbucks wants you to think the company is on your side when it comes to GMO labeling laws.

But it isn’t. As long as Starbucks is a dues-paying member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which is party to a lawsuit against the state of Vermont intended to overturn Vermont’s recently passed GMO labeling law, the coffee peddler’s profits are being used to defeat your right to know.

Nov 21 14:10

VIDEO: Ahead of announcement, Michael Brown Sr. asks for peace


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Nov 21 13:44

Why Do We Allow Ukraine’s Government to Write the Official Report on Their Shoot-Down of MH17?

There are only two suspects in the shoot-down of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over Ukraine on July 17th: the separatist rebels, whom the Ukrainian Government charge had shot it down mistaking it for one of the Ukrainian Air Force bombers that routinely drop bombs onto the separatists and their families and indiscriminately onto everyone else in that region; or otherwise the Ukrainian Air Force itself, as a means for President Obama to be able to win increased international sanctions against Russia for Russia’s support of those blamed rebels.

Nov 21 13:37

BREAKING: Tennessee moves to sue Obama over amnesty

On Friday, in response to President Obama’s plan to take executive action on illegal immigration reform, two Tennessee legislators are filing a Joint Resolution requesting Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) file a lawsuit against the Obama Administration on behalf of the state.

Nov 21 13:32

Wall Street is Taking Over America’s Pension Plans

Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of its agenda has been a plan to move more and more of the $3 trillion dollars in unguarded government pension funds into privately managed, high-fee investments — a shift that may well constitute the biggest financial story of our generation that you’ve never heard of.

Nov 21 13:29

The Biggest Threat to Democracy and Freedom

Ike was right about the grave danger to democracy and freedom posed by national-security state governmental apparatuses. Just ask Egyptians. Or Chileans.


Nov 21 13:21

Alert: Monsanto is trying to crush Maui right now

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Right now, the heart of the ACTUAL American struggle against Monsanto is in Maui.

On Election Day, voters in Maui County passed a local ballot measure blocking Monsanto and Dow from further development of GMOs.

Maui is a very important piece of Monsanto’s empire. Because of the year-round weather, they can run many, many tests on new GMO crop varieties.

So Monsanto and Dow immediately turned around and sued Maui County...

Nov 21 13:06

Gaza children protest against living conditions

Palestinian children, who have been suffering from the recent Israeli war atrocities, have demonstrated in Gaza City against the living conditions they have been through.

Nov 21 13:04

Scandal forces another Hollande minister to quit

A junior French minister resigned on Friday as a scandal implicating him in the awarding of lucrative public contracts to members of his family hit President François Hollande's Socialist government with another bruising.

Nov 21 13:01

NATO Admits No Proof of Russian Military Incursion Into Ukraine: Envoy

NATO officials admit they have no confirmation that Russian weaponry and military vehicles cross the border and that Russian troops are being amassed along the border with Ukraine, Russia's envoy to the alliance Alexander Grushko said.


Nov 21 12:57

Turkey doomed to fall under Erdogan: Ex-president

Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul has slammed the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warning that Ankara is doomed to collapse if it continues its foreign policy on Iraq and Syria.

Nov 21 12:26

Is The US re-creating the Dark Age in history, and if so is it intentional?

There is a disturbing footprint of US foreign policy in the Middle East, and one must wonder exactly what is the intent of US foreign policy. Let us start with Iraq. Why did we invade Iraq? Was it because they had WMD? Even though that was the pretext, we now know, or at least of those who can think and reason, know full well that was all a lie. Some still argue it was not a lie but bad intelligence, but if that is the case who was held accountable for the "bad intelligence"?

Nov 21 11:28

Washington Plays Russian Roulette

These are bleak times. I’ve been in serious conversation with some deep sources and interlocutors – those who know but don’t need to show off, privileging discretion. They are all deeply worried. This is what one of them, a New York strategic planner, sent me:

The propaganda attack against Putin equating him with Hitler is so extreme that you have to think that the Russians cannot believe their ears and cannot trust the United States anymore under any circumstances.

Nov 21 10:59

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of America

Over the past four to five years, the United States has been resegregated—politically. In states where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans and presidential races can be nail-biters, skillful Republican operatives have mounted racially-minded gerrymandering efforts—the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts—that have led to congressional delegations stacked with GOP members and yielded Republican majorities in the state legislatures.

Nov 21 10:54

'Sophisticated' Android malware hits phones

Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk.

Mobile security firm Lookout said the virus, called NotCompatible, was the most sophisticated it had seen.

The cyberthieves behind it had recently rewritten its core code to make it harder to defeat, it said.

Mobile malware aimed at smartphones is steadily getting more complex, said security company Wandera.

Jeremy Linden, a security analyst at Lookout, said: "The group behind NotCompatible are operating on a different plane to the typical mobile malware maker."

Nov 21 10:49

The forgotten space race: Haunting images of Nasa's abandoned launch sites reveal ambition that once captivated the world

The brave astronauts who risked their lives to venture into the unknown have been hailed as the heroes of the space race.

But the incredible infrastructure that sent these men and women into orbit has largely been forgotten, leaving haunting reminders of one of humanity's greatest achievements.

For the best part of half a century, one photographer has been on an adventure across the US to capture abandoned Nasa sites before they are lost to their environment.

Nov 21 10:40

Attorney General Holder touts release of new guidance to law enforcement officers about how to maintain order during First Amendment-protected events

IN VIDEO, ATTORNEY GENERAL ALSO REMINDS POTENTIAL DEMONSTRATORS THAT ‘HISTORY SHOWS THAT MOST SUCCESSFUL MOVEMENTS ADHERE TO NONVIOLENCE’

Nov 21 10:37

Democratic Congressman suggests moat

Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen asks Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy if a moat would help prevent trespassers getting into the White House.
Democratic Congressman suggests moat to…

We wonder where he got that idea from?


Nov 21 10:16

White House Apparently Doing Everything To Stop Release Of CIA Torture Report

On Tuesday evening, Senator Dianne Feinstein had told reporters that the Senate Intelligence Committee and the White House were finally close to an agreement to finalize the release of the declassified executive summary of the CIA torture report. As we've been discussing for months, back in April the Senate Intelligence Committee agreed to declassify the 480-page executive summary of the 6,300-page report (which cost $40 million to put together). As we'd noted, the CIA and White House first offered up redactions that made the whole thing "incomprehensible" according to some in the Senate.

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Nov 21 10:12

Why Bankers Will Always Stay Out of Jail

Abby Martin speaks with Rolling Stone journalist, Matt Taibbi, about a JP Morgan Chase whistleblower that has come forward to expose how the company knowingly sold toxic mortgages to investors and how the Justice Department used her as a pawn in its settlement negotiations with the financial giant.

Nov 21 10:03

Life sentences restored for two Palestinian prisoners released in Shalit deal

The Israeli authorities restored the previous life sentences issued against two Palestinian prisoners who had been released as a part of the Shalit deal, Felesteen Online news reported on Friday.

One prisoner is from Tulkarem and the other Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.

According to Felesteen Online, the director of the Ahrar Centre for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights, Fuad Al-Khafsh, announced that the Israeli authorities had re-issued the life sentences on the two released prisoners, Ashraf Al-Wawi from Tulkarem and Hamza Abu Arkoub from Nablus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that promises made by the government of Israel are totally worthless!


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Nov 21 09:59

Support GMO labeling or turn the oil tanker around?

Jon Rapppoport
Activist Post

Face it, America is in a shopping trance. A consumer trance. A buying trance.

So it’s natural that the more “enlightened shoppers” would see labeling GMO foods as a way to create a revolution.

Inside that bubble-trance, labels feel like a revolution...

Nov 21 09:57

Irish politician compares protests against water charges with ISIS

During a debate on reforms to the highly unpopular water charges, Fine Gael TD for Tipperary North, Noel Coonan, made the fantastical claim that the Irish State was facing “what is potentially an Isis situation” if protests against the water charge were not “nipped in the bud”.

Nov 21 09:46

‘We will hunt you down’: KKK threatens to shoot Anonymous ‘n***** lovers’

A bitter war of words between hacker collective Anonymous and the Klu Klux Klan risks spilling over into real violence, with the right-wing hate group allegedly threatening to shoot dead activists wearing the Guy Fawkes mask in southern Missouri.


Nov 21 09:43

'Situation in Ukraine is result of US struggle to dominate world'

The Maidan movement's one-year anniversary is bringing a few familiar faces back to Kiev including US Vice-President Joe Biden. It's his third visit this year. Following a meeting Petro Poroshenko, Biden praised the bravery of the Ukrainian people and pledged to further support their struggle for democracy.

Nov 21 09:43

Senator: White House simply doesn’t “want public to know” scope of CIA torture

MEMBERS OF INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SAY WHITE HOUSE IS STALLING RELEASE OF TORTURE REPORT AS HIGH-LEVEL DISAGREEMENT OVER WHAT AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN KNOW ABOUT ABUSES BY CIA REACHES BOILING POINT; TRANSPARENCY ADVOCATES TELL LAWMAKERS WITH ACCESS TO REPORT, ‘JUST READ IT INTO THE RECORD.’

Nov 21 09:34

In speech, Obama explains plan for executive action on immigration

‘TO THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO QUESTION MY AUTHORITY TO MAKE OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM WORK BETTER, OR QUESTION THE WISDOM OF ME ACTING WHERE CONGRESS HAS FAILED, I HAVE ONE ANSWER: PASS A BILL.’

Nov 21 09:29

John Boehner files long-awaited lawsuit over Obamacare

House Speaker John A. Boehner filed a long-awaited lawsuit Friday that alleges President Obama took unlawful steps to delay part of his health care law and is paying out funds to insurers without congressional approval.

The Republican-led lawsuit has arrived more than three months after the House authorized Mr. Boehner to sue, and after two law firms decided not to take part.

Nov 21 09:16

UN resolution on Iran mockery of justice

The UN consciously or unconsciously plays into the hands of the pro-Israeli pressure groups in Canada and only puts on an ugly show of duplicity in imposing a ruling against the Islamic Republic.

The farce becomes more markedly absurd when you consider the plethora of human rights abuses going unpunished in the world with the UN laying a lid of ignorance on these blatant violations.

Iran has strongly lambasted the UN resolution, saying that “the UN’s legal mechanisms have turned into a tool in the hands of the West.”

The irony of the resolution is that the measure was initially drafted by Canada which has itself a disgracing history of human rights abuse against the aborigines in the country. Further to that, Ottawa has constantly and vehemently thrown its full-throated support behind Tel Aviv in its inconceivably ruthless crimes against the people of Palestine.

Nov 21 09:00

Anti-GMO movement’s PR agency represents who??

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Remember this name: The Mellman Group.

In my last several articles, and a number of earlier pieces (complete archive here), I’ve been highly critical of the anti-GMO political movement in America.

Whereas many other nations have chosen to enact full or partial bans on GMO food, in the US we have had…what?...

Nov 21 08:51

Woman fired, evicted after raising concerns about fair labor practices in relation to her hotel employer, who required a 35-hour workweek and offered no pay in exchange for renting her a room for two years: "It's almost indentured servitude"

Judy Wirth has a newspaper spread out on her bed. She's scanning the employment classifieds in search for a new job after she says she was fired from one that never paid her.

Nov 21 08:50

A group of journalists has launched a legal action against Scotland Yard after discovering that the Metropolitan police has been recording their professional activities on a secret database designed to monitor so-called domestic extremists

The six journalists have obtained official files that reveal how police logged details of their work as they reported on protests. One photographer discovered that the Met police had more than 130 entries detailing his movements, including what he was wearing, at demonstrations he attended as a member of the press.

Nov 21 08:35

Man in prison 19 years for child molestation freed after alleged victim admits making story up to get more attention from her mother

A man who had been in prison for nearly two decades was released from custody Thursday, two years after his supposed victim recanted allegations that he molested her.

Nov 21 08:34

Homeless Man Finds Family To Spend Thanksgiving With, Thanks To Facebook Ad

A homeless Virginia man reached out to a local news channel to ask if he could post an ad on their Facebook page to help him find a family to spend the holidays with, and now, it looks as though his wish has come true.

Nov 21 08:33

Poroshenko Gets Booed During Wreath-Laying at ‘Heavenly Hundred’ Memorial

Unable to calm the crowd, Poroshenko left the ceremony amid the angry shouting.

Nov 21 08:31

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About

The US led war against the Islamic State is a big lie.

Going after ” Islamic terrorists”, carrying out a worldwide pre-emptive war to “Protect the American Homeland” are used to justify a military agenda.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a creation of US intelligence. Washington’s “Counter-terrorism Agenda” in Iraq and Syria consists in Supporting the Terrorists.

The incursion of the Islamic State (IS) brigades into Iraq starting in June 2014 was part of a carefully planned military-intelligence operation supported covertly by the US, NATO and Israel.

The counter-terrorism mandate is a fiction. America is the Number One “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

Nov 21 08:30

Swiss Gold Initiative Leader Banned From Televised Debate

Today King World News was stunned to learn that the Swiss politician who launched the Swiss Gold Initiative was actually banned from participating in the televised debate. Luzi Stamm, who was one of the primary architects of the Swiss Gold Initiative, spoke with KWN about why he was banned from the televised debate and why “It is not possible (to continue) what’s (currently) going on in the Western world.” Below is his remarkable interview.

Nov 21 08:19

Serbia won’t join anti-Russian sanctions club despite EU pressure - Nikolic

Serbia is not planning to impose sanctions on Russia, said its President Tomislav Nikolic after meeting EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn. The latter said the EU expects Serbia to bring its policy in line with the European one if it seeks to enter the union.

Nov 21 08:18

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign; grand jury decision nears

As a grand jury gets closer to announcing its decision, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources close to the talks said.

Nov 21 08:12

CIA Behind Hip-Hop’s Drug Fetish, Says Former Cocaine Kingpin Rick Ross

The Central Intelligence Agency, which profited from the crack cocaine epidemic it fueled in the 1980s, is behind hip-hop’s glamorization of drugs, according to former cocaine kingpin Rick Ross.

The reformed drug dealer, who was unaware his cocaine sources were connected to the CIA until an exposé by the late journalist Gary Webb, said the agency has weaponized mainstream hip-hop to influence America’s youth into pursuing drugs without fear of consequences.

Nov 21 08:10

Holocaust Denial And Uncomfortable Truths

“Holocaust denial laws” are now in place in about a dozen countries. Defenders of these laws claim that the expression of unconventional views about the Jewish genocide is “hate speech” and “incitement to violence” and therefore must be suppressed.

But history shows the greatest purveyors of lies, hatred and incitement to violence are those with the power to spread their poison by manipulating popular opinion via the control or complicity of the mass media. Through a purposefully constructed lens of political correctness the despicable becomes normal. It is by this insidious process that tyrants make it normal and acceptable to murder those whom they consider threatening or inferior. We have only to turn on the television to see that process at work.

It is not the unpopular views we should fear but the popular.

Nov 21 08:05

SELECTIVE VISION AND MEMORIES OF ZION

To maintain the Islamophoebic atmosphere of the day, this is what they are sending out these days ...

Nov 21 08:04

Banking breeds cheating for financial gain - Swiss researchers

Society expects bank employees to be honest when entrusting them with money. However, new research involving bankers suggests they are more likely than other professionals to be dishonest if they are reminded about their professional role.

Nov 21 08:03

EXCLUSIVE: EURO TO DROP FIAT STATUS AND ADOPT NEW COMMODITY BACKING

After a great deal of deliberation, altercation, masturbation and machination, the Bundesbank and the European Central Bank have decided to relaunch the euro, which will in future be backed by the Bog Standard. Although not at first sight the most prepossessing name one might choose, it turns out on examination to be an inspired choice.

First and foremost, the acronym matches that of the Bank of Greece, thus signalling that the currency’s backup will be dodgy, overvalued, and run by con artists who could sell gefillte fish in Tehran.

Nov 21 08:02

Anonymous: KKK members may have infiltrated Ferguson cop support group

Anonymous claims it has identified members of the Ku Klux Klan at a support group rally for police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Following the expose, the support group removed the photograph from Facebook.

The latest move in its cyber battle against the Ku Klux Klan, the hacktivist group Anonymous claimed to identify three members of the Klan at a recent rally in support of Wilson. A grand jury is currently deliberating whether to hand down an indictment of Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, who was killed on August 9. That decision is expected any day.

Nov 21 08:02

Internet Reformation Sparks UK Parliamentary Money-Debate

In fact, we don't believe most MPs understand the monetary regime under which they live and work any more than US Congressmen do. Ignorance, wrapped up inevitably in pontifications, is melancholy, humorous or both. Usually both.

Nov 21 07:51

Is Texas Getting Ready to Kill An Innocent Man?

Despite his attempt to cover up his crime, Fennell was eventually arrested and ultimately pleaded guilty to kidnapping and improper sexual contact with a person in custody. He received a ten-year sentence and is currently slated for release in September 2018. Lear also filed a civil suit against Fennell and the City of Georgetown, which was settled for $100,000. But for her, the story doesn’t end there. Fennell’s arrest prompted several other women to come forward alleging similar threats and assaults, including one additional rape. These episodes had either never been reported or else were swept under the rug by local law enforcement. Together these incidents revealed a portrait of Fennell as a dangerous man who abused his police credentials with impunity.

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This is a long and convoluted story, but worth the read-through to see how an innocent man has been convicted for a crime that may have been committed by a dirty cop who was protected by other officers.

Nov 21 07:43

False flag? ‘Tolerance’ of ISIS, Israel tested in social experiment at Berkeley (VIDEO)

A US political satirist staged a social experiment at a prestigious university. Waving an ISIS flag was met with no negative reaction, but with an Israeli flag he got a less-than-warm reception from the students.

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Those college students are smart enough to figure out who the bad guys are for themselves.

Nov 21 07:36

Five seniors die in Georgia care center after receiving flu shot - report

(NaturalNews) Healthcare workers at Hope Assisted Living & Memory Care Center in Dacula, Georgia, whose identities have not been made known as of this writing, have informed Health Impact News that on November 7, 2014, five residents of the center received flu vaccinations, only to die one week later.

Nov 21 07:29

Key issues report and Giuliani endorsement add to gun owner concerns with Lynch

Loretta Lynch, the intentional enigma that is Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, became a little less mysterious, due to a recent report by ABC News that brings into focus issues that should be of paramount importance and interest to gun owners. Also of concern is an approving testimonial for the nominee by “America’s Mayor,” anti-gun "Republican" Rudy Giuliani.

Nov 21 07:07

Obamacare enrollment erroneously inflated

(Bloomberg) — The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 380,000 dental subscribers to raise the total above 7 million. The accurate number with full health-care plans is 6.7 million as of Oct. 15, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed yesterday, saying the U.S. won't include dental plans in future reports.

Nov 21 07:02

Sparks fly in faked-drug-dog-certification case in Maryland federal court

Federal prosecutors have called a private attorney's attempts to convince Maryland U.S. District judge James Bredar to dismiss a federal civil-forfeiture case against $122,640 in alleged drug cash a "sanctimonious," "spurious," "scurrilous," "scorched Earth tactic" that is a "manufactured horror." But the attorney, C. Justin Brown, who has presented to Bredar a compelling factual argument that prosecutors knowingly and intentionally produced a faked drug-dog certification­—a document that the government itself described as "bogus" in internal communications—as a central piece of evidence in the case, isn't backing down.

Nov 21 06:59

More Judges Question Use of Fake Drugs in Sting Cases

The three men gathered in a Los Angeles warehouse, bringing a 12-gauge shotgun, a .38 revolver, zip ties for handcuffs and a duffel bag to carry the 20 to 25 kilograms of cocaine, worth more than $500,000 wholesale, they expected to steal.

Nov 21 06:56

Fed Judge rules that CA 10-day waiting period laws violate the Second Amendment, Rejects State's Stall Tactics

A federal judge in Central California has rejected the CA Attorney General's request to stay a judgment preventing the state from enforcing the 10-day waiting period. It's no small irony that this ruling came from a Bill Clinton appointee. Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii did state that "The Court agrees that Second Amendment law is evolving" but that "the Court is satisfied that this case raises "serious legal questions." Ishii continued "It has been held that a deprivation of constitutional rights, "for even minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury. It has been recognized that enforcement of an unconstitutional law is contrary to the public interest. Combined with the public interest that weighs against granting an injunction, the Court does not find that issuing a stay is appropriate. Defendant's motion for a stay will be denied."

Nov 21 06:55

Feds proposed the secret phone database used by local Virginia cops

A Virginia-based law enforcement data sharing ring, which allows signatory police agencies to share and analyze seized "telephone intelligence information," was first proposed by federal prosecutors, according to new documents obtained by Ars. Federal involvement suggests that there could be more such databases in other parts of the country.

Nov 21 06:49

SWAT Team attacks homeschoolers with Tasers, pepper spray in warrantless raid

A report published last night on World Net Daily outlines the shocking details of a warrantless raid on a Missouri homeschooling family by a SWAT Team that forced its way into the family's home, Tasered the father, pepper-sprayed the mother and put their children in the custody of social service workers.

Nov 21 05:52

School governor told to resign 'because he had joined UKIP'

A school’s head of governors has claimed he was told to step down by the headteacher after she discovered he had joined Ukip.

Nov 21 05:20

FUDGED: White House Pads Obamacare Numbers With Dental Plan Enrollees

The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 380,000 dental subscribers to raise the total above 7 million.

Nov 21 00:47

ALL ABOARD! 100,000 MORE EXPECTED TO FLOOD BORDER…

The Obama administration is bracing for another surge of illegal immigrants next spring, bringing online a family detention center that will have 2,400 beds.

Nov 21 00:40

Obama Will Legalize More Workers Than Jobs Created

President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.

November 20, 2014

Nov 20 22:03

Rand Paul blames Palestinian leaders for "incitement" of Israeli synagogue murders

"I vow to Stand with Israel... My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Israel," Paul added in an official statement Tuesday.

Nov 20 22:01

More Evidence That Cannabis Treats Brain Cancer

Waking Times

Cannabis has already been proven to treat cancer anecdotally in many people – some with leukemia, others with lymphoma. But what’s gaining the most spotlight is how cannabis is able to eradicate brain cancer. In a recent study, researchers at the University of London have found that cannabis helps to ‘dramatically reduce’ the growth of new brain cancer cells.

Nov 20 22:00

Fracking Approved in Largest National Forest in Eastern U.S.

Waking Times

Despite strong opposition from both elected officials in the affected areas and environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has approved fracking in George Washington Forest. Objections to the plan came from members of Congress from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Washington D.C. city council, which passed a resolution opposing it in March. McAuliffe reiterated his opposition before a meeting of the state’s Climate Change and Resilience Commission in September.

Nov 20 21:53

Living as Individuals Amid the Homogenization of Humankind

Waking Times

“The essential thing is the life of the individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately springs as a gigantic summation from this hidden source in individuals.”
? C.G. Jung

Nov 20 19:57

Buffalo, New York Today (47 pics)

Insane snow conditions in Buffalo.

Nov 20 19:54

New York Fed, Goldman in Criminal Investigation for Sharing Confidential Information

A New York Times story manages to bury the lead, even given the salacious material, in an important story that provides more evidence of the overly-cozy relationship between the New York Fed and its favored large banks, particularly Goldman.

Nov 20 19:20

FSU Shooter Thought He Was Being Gangstalked, Mind Controlled by the Government

This will surely be all but forgotten by next week, but for the record...

Now it's come out that Myron May, the man identified as last night's FSU shooter, randomly came down with a sudden mental illness and thought the government was stalking him and telling him to kill people "for a promise of freedom."

Nov 20 19:16

Philae Wins Race to Return Comet Findings

But there was nothing fluffy about the ground under the lander that the MUPUS sensor "pen" tried to penetrate. Initial attempts failed, despite using three progressively higher power settings for the instrument's electromechanical hammer. Then the team activated a fourth "desperation" mode that exceeded the hammer's design specifications. But it couldn't break through either, and the hammer broke after 7 minutes. The team estimates that the surface hardness is at least 2 megapascals, either very solid ice or perhaps rocky.

Nov 20 19:01

Nancy Pelosi: 'The Emancipation Proclamation Was an Executive Order'

“Does the public know the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order?” Pelosi asked reporters Thursday. “People have to understand how presidents have made change in our country, Congress catching up, and in the case of Ronald Reagan, improving what Congress has done.”

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The emancipation proclamation was just that, a proclamation. The slaves were freed by the 13th Amendment, which was PASSED BY CONGRESS, SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND RATIFIED BY 3/4 OF THE STATES.

Nov 20 18:58

Here’s Obama’s Immigration Speech In Full

For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities – people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose.

But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.

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Those immigrants still had to follow the immigration laws of the time. Remember Ellis Island? Nobody was simply allowed to walk into the nation without permission. And the immigrants were welcome in times when the nation was growing and labor was needed. But today we have 94 million Americans willing and able to work who cannot find a job.

Nov 20 18:30

Albuquerque Cop Who Killed Homeless Man Retiring Early with Full Benefits to Avoid Investigation

One of the officers that killed James Boyd is retiring early with full benefits and gets to avoid the Internal Affairs investigation by doing so. The local media in Albuquerque is trying to downplay his retirement by running headlines that indicate the exact opposite of the truth.

Nov 20 16:22

Rioters To Target Whites: “You Will Never Be Safe… Not You, Not Your Children”

Violence is exactly what we should expect - more specifically, violence against Caucasians and their children. Two recently recorded videos have surfaced from the Ferguson area showing activists and protesters who are developing a strategy for how they will engage in civil disobedience and who they will target.

Nov 20 16:17

video: 5-Foot-Tall 'Robocops' Start Patrolling Silicon Valley, California! "

The D.I.C.K.H.E.A.D 2000

Nov 20 16:14

Obama’s Plan for a Backdoor Internet Tax

It’s very possible, said FCC commissioner Mike O’Reilly at a conference sponsored by the Free State Foundation in Washington on Friday. The tax, which could total over $7 per month on the typical American’s broadband bill, would be imposed as a consequence of regulating the internet via “net neutrality” rules that President Obama has urged the FCC to adopt.

Nov 20 16:04

Will Darren Wilson Be Indicted? Ferguson Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown Doesn't Expect Criminal Charges

Darren Wilson doesn't think he will face criminal charges in the death of Michael Brown, the Associated Press reports. Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Brown on Aug. 9, igniting a furor over race relations in Missouri and across the nation, could be indicted by a grand jury at any time.

Nov 20 15:29

Former Las Cruces detective sentenced to nine years for sexually assaulting police department intern

Michael Garcia, 38, a former detective with the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was sentenced today for violating the civil rights of an LCPD student intern. Garcia was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

Nov 20 15:27

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER? ‘Obama in Contact with Major Civil Rights Groups Across the U.S. on Ferguson’

Whatever is about to go down when the grand jury announces its decision in the Darren Wilson/Michael Brown case, rest assured America, our president is on it.

In fact, according to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill who spoke to Obama about Ferguson on Tuesday, the president has taken time out of his busy schedule to make sure and personally contact major civil rights groups all across America regarding Ferguson.

Sen. McCaskill also apparently told CBS St. Louis that Obama “will become more involved when it’s appropriate.”

What exactly does that even mean?

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Nov 20 14:58

Israel: Human Rights Abuser Writ Large

Israeli policy is longstanding. Reflecting anti-Palestinian state terror. Institutionalized racism writ large. Vicious repression.

Brutalizing Muslims for not being Jews. Enforcing militarized occupation harshness. Denying Palestinians rights everyone deserves.

According to Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) director Jeff Halper:

Nov 20 14:48

‘Aussie PM Abbott stuck in 70s, doesn't realize Cold War ended’

Australia's recent hawkishness set the stage for what many expected to be a grand showdown among world leaders at the G20 summit in Brisbane, but instead it was all smiles, handshakes and cuddles. And while diplomacy may have prevailed at the event, it hasn't always been the case in international relations. How useful is the G20 as a platform for promoting cooperation, and to what extent has Australia shaped world events in recent years? Oksana is joined by Bob Carr, former Australian Foreign Minister, to negotiate these issues.

Nov 20 14:47

U.S. brands Kim Dotcom a fugitive, ‘spies’ on others

The U.S. Government is trying to get its hands on the assets of Kim Dotcom and his fellow defendants through a civil lawsuit, with the DoJ branding them fugitives and asking the court to dismiss their claims .

Nov 20 13:57

57 Million Americans Warn UK About GMO Dangers

In an open letter published in The Times newspaper, several American celebrities and over 57 million Americans warn UK citizens about the dangers of growing GMO crops, and the importance of speaking out for their right to decide whether or not to grow them.

Nov 20 13:22

"Robbed of Their Womanhood' - Teens After Gardasil Shot

Sweet 16 with menopause...

Diagnoses of Premature or Primary Ovarian Failure (POF) followed leaving only 5 percent chance one of them could ever get pregnant.

Nov 20 13:19

Hasbro-DreamWorks Animation Merger Talks Fold

Strike the new Toothless and Hiccup dolls. Just days after it was revealed that toymaker Hasbro was engaged in talks to purchase DreamWorks Animation, the negotiations have abruptly ended, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

Nov 20 13:05

Is Obama Trying to Cause Civil Unrest in America?

By choosing to announce his extremely controversial executive agenda on amnesty at almost precisely the same time the verdict in the shooting death of Michael Brown is expected to be announced, President Barack Obama risks causing civil unrest in America.

Nov 20 12:57

Saving the Titanic with a bailing bucket

You might feel like the economic problems of 2008 have passed, but at that time the US was experiencing only the tremors of a great and certainly forthcoming giant economic collapse. Since then, Americans have been told that all is under control, while living in an economic depression the likes of which have not been seen for over 70 years.

Nov 20 12:41

Rivero challenges the NSA

Nobody got this. The coffee mug is still in the box. I am batting 1000 against the NSA's cryptographers! My first NSA challenge came out over a year ago. Had I been a real terrorist, I would have had ample time to carry out my nefarious plans.

This proves that the NSA cannot and does not track real criminals and terrorists, but exists to spy on law-abiding Americans citizens on behalf of a government grown paranoid over public awareness of their crimes and corruption.

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Posted for the audience of a radio interview I did this morning.

Nov 20 12:29

Polar Vortex; Global Warming

Never have cared for liars, or lying for profit.

While North America freezes in autumn and shovels snow, it is entertaining to hear the latest logic-contortions--coming from corrupted scientists, heads of state and news-mouths.

Whistle-blowers, who make data-waves with Global Warming rebuttals, have been fired from high-powered university and research positions. They've been mocked by political hacks preaching party line.

BELIEVE global warming... Think globally and act locally... Pay us your carbon taxes.

(Oinking is heard offstage.)

Nov 20 12:26

JEFF RENSE'S WEBSITE IS UNDER MASSIVE DOS ATTACK RIGHT NOW!

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Well, Jeff must have really ticked someone off because his website is under massive DOS attack right now, although nobody has any idea what the motive might be. But it is intense enough where the upstream providers are getting involved in trying to track down and block the attackers.

UPDATE: Jeff Rense's radio network has also been targeted.

And where is the mighty and omniscient NSA during all this? Aren't they supposed to be monitoring the internet for evildoers? :)

Nov 20 12:19

Grand jury decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson could come Friday

A tense Ferguson is awaiting to hear whether a St. Louis County grand jury believes Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

The grand jury hearing evidence plans to meet Friday for what might be its final session.

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Nov 20 12:15

Buffalo snow totals expected to reach eight feet Thursday

With an additional 2 feet of snow possible in Buffalo on Thursday, the one-week totals for the hardest hit areas will approach the average snowfall for an entire year: 93.6 inches, or close to 8 feet.

Nov 20 12:14

Buffalo Hit With More Snow as Storm Again Pounds Western New York

A ferocious storm continued to slam into the Buffalo area on Thursday, adding more than a foot of snow to a region that has barely begun to dig itself out from the mountain of snow that fell in the last 48 hours.

Nov 20 12:13

A view of a snowy Sault

Have a look at Sault Ste. Marie's streets during this morning's onslaught of snow from the hood of a car.

Nov 20 12:04

‘Enough is enough’: Sen. Warren condemns Obama’s latest Wall Street pick

‘IT’S TIME FOR THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO LOOSEN THE HOLD THAT WALL STREET BANKS HAVE OVER ECONOMIC POLICY MAKING.’

Nov 20 12:04

Grand jury decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson could come Friday

The grand jury hearing evidence on the Michael Brown shooting is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session, and a decision on whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson could come the same day, law enforcement officials briefed on the plans said.

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So, Obama announces his executive amnesty (on the Spanish networks only), then tomorrow the Grand Jury kicks Darren Wilson free, and by the time the rioting is done Americans will have forgotten that today is the day Obama became a Dictator!

Nov 20 12:01

Living under the sea: Japanese visionaries unveil underwater city plan

Will people ever live in underwater cities? Japanese construction firm says it is possible by 2030. The visionaries revealed a $25 billion deep-sea eco-city plan called Ocean Spiral for 5,000 people that will produce energy from sea resources.

Many have pondered the idea of living under the sea while sci-fi film directors such as George Lucas tempted our imagination with stunning images of underwater cities. Such was the Gungan city consisting of a mass of hydrostatic bubbles shown in the first part of the “Star wars” epic space film series.

Now a Japanese construction firm Shimizu Corp. says that building an underwater residential area is not a fantasy and aims to build one by 2030 – in just 15 years.

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I am not sure who would want to live in it.

Nov 20 11:50

Sandy Hook: Wolfgang Halbig Interview and Chase video

Nov 20 11:30

The Mistral Affair: Breach of Contract or Hostile Act?

On November 18th 2014 Sputnik news reported that the French government has denied access to the Russian training crew for the Mistral ship Vladivostok docked at St. Nazaire. The French Ministry of Defence denied knowledge of the action but their denial is in line with the French President’s continual habit of saying one thing and meaning another. The alarming question now has to be asked whether this is just a commercial breach of contract or a hostile act, because the French government has not just “failed” to deliver the first of the two Mistral ships contracted and paid for as the press reports state, it has refused to deliver them and will not unless certain conditions are met, political conditions, which have strategic importance for Russia and conditions that can never be met unless Russia surrenders its strategic position and its defence of the Ukrainians of the Donbass.

Nov 20 11:20

Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers

Don't want your home address or other personal info published to the world? This weekend, take an hour or two to make yourself a less visible target.

Nov 20 11:17

How to Avoid GMOs When You're on a Budget

The anti-GMO movementhttp://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=elg02-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00J2PQY5E is picking up steam, for a multitude of excellent reasons. My family is making continuous efforts to remove genetically modified products from our lives. If you want to learn how you can banish them too, read on!

Forget about GMO labeling.

First of all, let’s face some facts here. Crony capitalism in America isn’t going to allow changes that would require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in your food. While in a perfect world, a place that requires people selling healthfully grown organic foods to jump backwards through hoops and turn a cartwheel to be allowed to place a “certified organic label” on their items, Big Agri can blithely don hazmat suits to spray ever-increasing amounts of glyphosate on crops that have been genetically modified to withstand the poisons, with nary a word to consumers.

Nov 20 11:17

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)

Nov 20 11:09

MEGA PUKE FACTOR 9.9 BEX ALERT - 2014 likely to be globe's hottest year, meteorologists say

U.S. meteorologists say the world in October continued to set heat records. They say despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing toward its warmest year on record.

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Nov 20 11:02

NSA officials ignored own expert advice to end total eavesdropping on Americans

NSA experts advised the agency’s top executives to ax the mass collection of domestic landline phone conversation records as crossing a previously sacrosanct red line. The experts questioned its effectiveness and said it could lead to risks if exposed.

A group of NSA experts raised their voices against the total collection of American phone records years ago, AP reports. The group was led by a top ranking NSA official, now retired, who had direct access to the former NSA head Keith Alexander and presented him with group’s concerns face to face.

Nov 20 10:58

Network News' Shameful Decision To Snub Obama's Immigration Address

A decade later the rules seem to have shifted. All four networks have announced they won't carry President Obama's address to the nation tonight about his long awaited plan to take executive action to deal with the pressing issue of immigration reform. (Two Spanish language networks, Univision and Telemundo, will carry the address live in primetime.)

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I don;t think the networks made this call. Obama knows the Hispanics will love his announcement while the legal American citizens (including Legal immigrants) not to mention Constitutionalists will be appalled! Then tomorrow the Grand Jury cuts Darren Wilson loose and by the time the riots are over most Americans will have forgotten about Obama's transition to dictator.

Nov 20 10:53

ZION’S HOUSE IN TOTAL DISARRAY

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced Wednesday that Arab workers will no longer be allowed on construction sites at kindergartens in the city where shelters are being built, citing the escalating security situation and fear of terrorist attacks. The announcement almost immediately drew fire from MKs, who said it was illegal and racist.

Nov 20 10:52

ADL DEFENDS FUNDING TO UKRAINIAN NEO NAZIS … HAVING ENEMIES IS KEY TO THEIR SURVIVAL

Rep. John Conyers wanted to block U.S. funding to neo-Nazis in Ukraine. But the ADL and Simon Wiesenthal Center refused to help.

Nov 20 10:51

THE TWO FACES OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL

Terror is always Palestinian, even when hundreds of Palestinian civilians are killed. The name and face of Daniel Tragerman, the Israeli boy killed by mortar fire during Operation Protective Edge, were known throughout the world; even U.S. President Barack Obama knew his name. Can anyone name one child from Gaza among the hundreds killed?

Nov 20 10:35

School Handout Says Where Rights Come From, And It’s Not From Our Creator

In the Declaration of Independence the source of our rights–where they come from–is spelled out as being from God. We are “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.”
According to a new school handout, that isn’t entirely accurate.

Nov 20 10:34

Fifth-Grader Suspended From School For Imaginary Ray Gun

Nickolas Taylor, a fifth-grader at Stacy Middle School in Milford, Massachusetts, was recently suspended for two days for pointing an imaginary ray gun and making laser noises.

Nov 20 10:34

FISA Judge To Yahoo: If US Citizens Don't Know They're Being Surveilled, There's No Harm

A legal battle between Yahoo and the government over the Protect America Act took place in 2008, but details (forced from the government's Top Secret file folders by FISA Judge Reggie Walton) are only emerging now. A total of 1,500 pages will eventually make their way into the public domain once redactions have been applied. The most recent release is a transcript [pdf link] of oral arguments presented by Yahoo's counsel (Mark Zwillinger) and the US Solicitor General (Gregory Garre).

Nov 20 10:25

The Leak That Almost Stopped the Iraq War

I felt it was explosive, it really made me angry when I read it. … I genuinely hoped that the information would strengthen the people’s voice. … It could derail the entire process for war.” So said Katharine Gun recently when asked about information she leaked shortly before the invasion of Iraq.

Nov 20 10:05

US Should Consider Lethal Aid to Ukraine, Says Obama Nominee

U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the number two post at the State Department says the White House should consider providing Ukraine with lethal, defensive military equipment.

Testifying Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tony Blinken said that arming Ukraine's military could force Russia to rethink its role in the conflict gripping eastern Ukraine.

Both houses of Congress have voiced support for such aid, but the Obama administration has so far stopped short of providing lethal equipment.

The Kyiv government and a host of Western nations have accused Moscow of providing direct aid, including armor and other military hardware, to separatists. NATO also has accused Moscow - which annexed Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula in March - of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine in the past two weeks.

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Memo to Tony Blinken: it is obvious that either you completely do not understand the true narrative of what happened when Viktor Yushchenko was removed from power, in a Western, EU, ECB putsch which put Western-centric tycoon Poroshenko in control, or chosing to completely ignore it.

After the sacking of Ukraine's duly elected leadership, Crimea, which had been traditionally a part of Russia until it was annexed by Kruschev in the 50's, petitioned to become a part of the Russian Federation. The referendum, to achieve that end, was conducted under the presence of international observers, and considered to be free and fair.

Let us be clear here: Russia did not annex Crimea: Crimea requested to become a part of the Russian Federation.

The song lyrics from Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World", where he sings the line "don't know much about history" are cute, in the context of song: but sir, it worries me greatly your historical revisionism here could have some horrific implications for the future of this both this country and this planet.

Yes, I understand that the US government and Congress are slouching toward a military confrontation against Russia on a number of fronts; with Syria; with Iran, and with the Ukraine.

With these weapons, Prooshenko will, most probably, begin ordering heavy attacks in the Eastern Ukraine provinces which have broken away, and it will only be a matter of time before Russia feels it must act.

I would like to politely point out that at this time in its history, the US military does not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome against Russia in a military confrontation. And that, sir is what makes the miltary scenario so scarily dangerous.

And Mr. President: would it be humanly possible, please, to nominate someone for this position who is infinitely less eager to ultimately lead us on a path to war with Russia?!?

Nov 20 10:03

Comprehensive Trade And Economic Agreement And The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership: Don’t Let Them Get Away With It

As part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), there are plans to enshrine massive powers for corporations that will allow them to challenge regulations both at home and abroad if they affect profits. EU member states could find domestic laws quite useless as they become challenged in secretive, offshore tribunals where national laws have no weight and politicians no powers to intervene.

Nov 20 09:55

Bill designed to curb NSA domestic surveillance goes down in Senate

STRONGEST LEGISLATIVE EFFORT YET DEFEATED BY LAWMAKERS, MANY OF WHOM USED THE THREAT OF FOREIGN TERRORISTS TO DEFEND THE NEED FOR MASS SURVEILLANCE WITHOUT OVERSIGHT

Nov 20 09:38

Man tased by police while waiting for his food in parking lot

On Oct. 5, 2014, Kevin Bova, a local tattoo artist, was tased in a parking lot while waiting for his food, according to witnesses.

Nov 20 09:16

The West's Ignorance of Ukraine Atrocities is an Outrage

For somebody like me who vividly remembers the loud and indignant protests of western human rights NGOs, media and governments over human rights violations in Chechnia, Bosnia or Kosovo (including plenty of completely fictional ones!), it is amazing to see how "for some mysterious reasons" the Ukrainian atrocities seem to go unnoticed in the West.

The very same West who is absolutely outraged about the arrest of Pussy Riot activist and who seems to seriously believe that organizing a "gay pride parade' in Moscow is a human right is apparently totally indifferent to the gang rape of 12-14 year old girls.

What does this say about the West, it's values, it's leaders, media and people?

Nov 20 09:11

Germany's Largest Engineering Company Hit Hard by Russia Woes (Siemens)

Germany-based Siemens, the largest engineering company in Europe, last week reported a sharp drop in turnover as well as personnel cuts for its Russian operations as economic stagnation, Western sanctions and currency turbulence take their toll

Nov 20 09:03

After 47-Second Hearing, Driver Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Is Found ‘Not Guilty’

As traffic deaths go, the case of 3-year-old Allison Liao may be one of the saddest. On October 6 of last year, the little girl was crossing Main Street in Flushing, with the light, in a crosswalk, holding her grandmother's hand. The two were about half way across the street when a black Nissan SUV made a left turn, sucked Allison under a tire and knocked her grandmother, Chin Hua, to the ground.

Nov 20 08:58

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse or the New Dawn

“For a central banker, deflation is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Death, Famine, Disease, and Deflation. It is helpful to understand that, before a person is allowed to join the staff or board of a central bank, he or she is taken into a back room and given DNA replacement therapy, inserting a gene that is viscerally opposed to deflation.”

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Nov 20 08:52

Abandoning ALEC, Celebrity Rape Impunity & Cat Call Fail

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Subverting Democracy, Abandoning ALEC, Rights for Nature, Celebrity Rape Impunity, Stopping Street Harassment.

Nov 20 08:48

11 Major Companies Censoring “Christmas” That You Definitely Don’t Want To Shop At

The American Family Association (AFA) released its annual “Naughty-or-Nice Retailer List,” which tells consumers how companies plan to market their products.
11 major companies made the “naughty” list, which means products can be marketed by using the term “Christmas” sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it.

Nov 20 08:48

Cop driving at 122 km/h in a 50 km/h zone while not responding to a call or emergency, crashes into a car and kills a child of 5. No charges ensues.

A decision not to charge a police officer who killed a five-year-old boy while driving over the speed limit has exposed a lack of transparency in the way Quebeckers are informed about deaths involving police.

Nov 20 08:48

Comcast Hits Man With $2,789 Fee For Moving To Area Not Served By Comcast

When a Tennessee graphic designer decided to move an hour away, Comcast originally told him that he could move his business-class service and even set up an appointment for installation. But when the Comcast installer never showed up, the company finally told the man that (A) his new address wasn’t served by Comcast and (B) he owes the company nearly $3,000 in early termination fees.

Nov 20 08:47

Why Google May Be More ‘Evil’ than the NSA | Think Tank

Abby Martin speaks with Taylor Lincoln, Director of Research at Public Citizen’s Congressional Watch Division about a new report detailing how Google is invading users privacies and becoming the most powerful and influential political force in Washington.

Nov 20 08:44

How the Universe Became Something out of Nothing | Interview with Lawrence Krauss

Abby Martin interviews theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Lawrence Krauss, discussing everything from his belief that all religion will be eliminated within a generation to his view on the origins of the universe.

Nov 20 08:39

Matt Taibbi on Why Bankers Will Always Stay Out of Jail

Abby Martin speaks with Rolling Stone journalist, Matt Taibbi, about a JP Morgan Chase whistleblower that has come forward to expose how the company knowingly sold toxic mortgages to investors and how the Justice Department used her as a pawn in its settlement negotiations with the financial giant.

Nov 20 08:38

‘Open Rebellion’: Chaos if Republicans Don’t Withhold Funding for Obama Executive Amnesty

Conservatives say that Republican leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, will be “complicit” in President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty if they don’t pull out all the stops to block him.

They warn that chaos is around the corner if that’s how it goes down, even though they’d much rather have Republican leaders fight the president alongside them.

“Fight or be complicit in lawlessness,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Breitbart News, is the message to congressional GOP leaders on Obama’s amnesty.

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Nov 20 08:22

Ricky Jackson freed: American prisoner who was nearly executed found innocent after 39 years behind bars

A US prisoner who once faced execution has been cleared of doing anything wrong after spending 39 years of his life in prison.

Ricky Jackson from Ohio spent almost four decades in captivity until a key witness at his trial admitted this year that he had lied as a boy.

Mr Jackson, now 57, was only spared execution because the state of Ohio temporarily abolished the death penalty in the 1970s, while he was on death row.

Nov 20 08:20

Which is cheaper - the most exclusive champagne in the world or replacement ink for a home printer?

Those struggling to pay for inkjet cartridges could find it cheaper to ditch the printer and sip the best champagne in the world instead.

A £650 bottle of Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 is decadent, but compared with the cost of essential replacement ink for a home printer it looks cheap – at about 90p a millilitre for the 750ml bottle.

In contrast, the ink in a best-selling 6.5ml HP 300 Tri-colour ink cartridge – priced at £15 on the high street – comes to £2.30 a millilitre. If the champagne bottle was emptied and filled with cartridge ink it would cost £1,725.

Nov 20 08:12

Asian demand for crude to drive switch to renminbi

The increasing demand for crude in Asian countries such as China was enough reason for the region to prepare to pay for trade in the Chinese currency renminbi (RMB), an HSBC official said.

Georges Elhedery, HSBC head, Global Banking and Markets (Mena), noted that the region was slow to adopt RMB since trade between the Middle East and China was still highly dependent on the greenback.

“The Middle East has been slow in adopting RMB but we’re starting to see a shift in the region towards the Chinese currency,” Elhedery told Gulf Times in a meeting with reporters at the HSBC offices in Doha.

He explained that minimal oil and gas exports to the West have made the region dependent on Eastern buyers such as South Korea, Japan, and China, which was critical in setting the international price of crude.

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Yet another nail in the coffin of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.

Nov 20 08:09

Pollard’s parole plastering

Today, Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard enters the 30th year of his life sentence for the crime of passing classified information to an ally. As he does so, he is aware that yet another possible door to his long-awaited freedom has just slammed shut.

Nov 20 08:09

The Objectivity Of US Media In 1 Chart

Since Nov. 10, Fox News Channel has referenced Gruber at least 779 times on air, while MSNBC has referred to Gruber 79 times. CNN has mentioned Gruber just 27 times over the same period.

Nov 20 08:05

Gun control group to benefit from targets of innocent victims

A gun prohibition lobbying group will reportedly benefit from the sale of disturbing posters superimposing targets over pictures of people including a housewife, priest, bride, pizza delivery guy and a woman with her back turned toward the camera and yesterday, the head of a leading gun rights organization called the targets offensive and suggested no responsible gun owner will buy them.

Nov 20 08:05

Industrial pollution turning Canadian lakes into ‘jelly’

The Canadian lakes are slowly but steadily turning into jelly since the industrial pollution has given jelly-clad organisms an edge over their calcium-protected competitors, researchers say, warning about potential impact on drinking water systems.

Nov 20 08:04

Dutch government refuses to reveal ‘secret deal’ into MH17 crash probe

The Dutch government has refused to reveal details of a secret pact between members of the Joint Investigation Team examining the downed Flight MH17. If the participants, including Ukraine, don’t want information to be released, it will be kept secret.

Nov 20 08:04

Who is Gary Hirshberg, and why is he bankrolling a losing anti-GMO campaign?

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently announced that Russia will no longer import GMO products, stating that the nation has enough space, and enough resources to produce organic food. ‘If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat them. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.’” (Collective Evolution, April 15, 2014, “It’s Official—Russia completely bans GMOs.”)

Gary Hirshberg is the CEO of Stonyfield Organics. “Love me. Hold me. Spoon me.” Yogurt, smoothies, milk, butter.

He is a founding partner of the Just Label It group. You know, “consumers have a right to know what’s in their food yada yada yada…”

That was the exclusive mantra of the losing GMO-labeling campaigns in California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado.

Of all the leaders in the labeling movement, Hirshberg is the most overtly political. Let’s look at his strange track record...

Nov 20 08:03

American Ranking Plummets in Global Index of 'Personal Freedoms'

In an age of expanding national security powers, increasing surveillance state, and rolled-back civil liberties protections, Americans' perception of their own personal freedoms is plummeting, according to the annual ranking by the Legatum Institute in London.

In Washington D.C. this week to promote their findings, researchers with the Legatum Institute measure a nation's prosperity on a number of factors including health, safety, education, economy, opportunity, social capital, governance and personal freedoms.

According to the 2014 Index (pdf) released earlier this month, in the measure of personal freedom, the United States has fallen from 9th place in 2010 to 21st worldwide—behind such countries as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

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Behind Uruguay and Costa Rica on civil liberties protections?!?

I know I sound like chipped CD on this issue, but people with skills and kids, please get the hell out of this country while you still can.

Nov 20 08:03

Rights groups release anti-surveillance tool

Four human rights groups have released a tool that lets users check whether their computer has been infected with surveillance software.

Amnesty International says the tool released on Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for right activists and journalists but will be freely available to anybody who fears their computer is being used to monitor them.

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Detekt is available HERE.

Of course, this could also be a giant hoax to convince us we are not being spied on. This tool reported finding no traces of spyware on my machine, which I have difficulty accepting at face value!

Nov 20 07:59

How Police Use Military Tactics to Quash Dissent

As we wait for the grand jury verdict on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, schools in Ferguson are preparing to close, the police are stocked up on riot weapons and white supremacists are pledging to kill. A sand-colored, mine-resistant military vehicle was seen parked in front a local Dairy Queen. Protesters are organized and eschewing violence for clever forms of civil disobedience, but know they will likely face violence: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has already declared a state of emergency in Ferguson.

Armored trucks in the street and a fear of mayhem are more common abroad, but Ferguson shows they now have a place in the suburbs of America. Police have militarized from to boots to brainstem.

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It appears that at both the Federal and State level, the government wants violence in Ferguson, to viciously stomp down with extreme prejudice, and show the world the the US striving to become "number one" when it comes to police brutality, particularly against minorities.

It is very sad to me that the crisis brought on by the killing of Michael Brown cannot become an opportunity for the police to change their institutional culture and reach out to the citizens of this community, which would be the best possible outcome.

Unfortunately, no matter the Grand Jury's decision, I would almost be willing to bet that there will be violence, not only in this town, but in other densely-packed urban areas where joblessness and poverty are rife.

And why?!? Because the good jobs which used to be the bedrock of the middle class in this country have been outsourced/offshored to the cheapest labor pools possible on this planet.

And it hasn't mattered much who is in office, as this development has unfolded over the last 30 years, because those same executives which are doing this are contributing generously to their candidates of choice, who have now become representative of corporations, not at all of We the People.

I sincerely believe that most people, given the opportunity, will work when it is possible; it is just that there are no jobs for them to go to, due to offshoring/outsourcing.

I can never condone violence, as an answer to any societal problem; but I can understand how it comes about, out of intense frustration that absolutely nothing is working properly in your life.

And being unemployed,and barely surviving on public assistance, have to be frustrating in the extreme.

And the longer one is out of a job, the more prejudicial companies are about hiring that person.

Nov 20 07:58

Judge: Gruber, Obama Administration should be charged with conspiracy to commit fraud to pass Obamacare

A former judge has come out heavily against President Obama, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber for the administration's and congressional Democrats' total lack of transparency and outright deception in getting the overly bureaucratic Affordable Care Act passed into law.

Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of FOX News Channel's Justice, also said anyone involved in deceiving the public in a bid to convince voters to support the law ought to be charged with fraud.

"They think you're stupid, that they can pull the wool over your eyes, they know more than you do and that they know what's good for you, and it's best to simply keep you in the dark," Pirro said on her program recently, just days after videos surfaced featuring Gruber disparaging the "stupidity" of American voters and extolling the necessity to keep voters in the dark about what the law really would -- and would not -- do.

Nov 20 07:52

unsold cars

Above is just a few of the thousands upon thousands of unsold cars at Sheerness, United Kingdom. Please do see this on Google Maps....type in Sheerness, United Kingdom. Look to the west coast, below River Thames next to River Medway. Left of A249, Brielle Way.

Nov 20 07:51

Assange's extradition order upheld by Swedish Court of Appeal

Sweden's Court of Appeal announced on Thursday that Wikileak's founder Julian Assange's arrest warrant will be upheld by the state. Assange's lawyer said shortly after his client will now take his case to Sweden's Supreme Court.

The Scandinavian Court of Appeal issued its verdict on the Wikileaks editors' drawn out extradition case on Tuesday.

Assange's arrest warrant surfaced in 2010 in the of wake sexual assault allegations leveled at him by two Swedish women.

Nov 20 07:50

‘Blackmail’: EU trying to force Serbia into Russia sanctions club, says senior MP

The EU’s attempts to coerce Serbia into joining anti-Russian sanctions are nothing but blackmail, says the head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee.

Nov 20 07:50

Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA

A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City.

Nov 20 07:49

Gunman killed after shootings on Florida State campus

A gunman was shot dead at a Florida State University library early Thursday after shootings that left three injured.

At least two of the injured had been shot, campus police and hospital officials confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday night.

The gunman was killed by officers when he opened fire on them, police said.

Nov 20 07:49

US Never Intended to Defeat ISIS

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

A torrent of “foiled” terror plots have recently dominated headlines across the Western World. In Rochester New York, the FBI netted a man they claimed was plotting a shooting spree targeting US service members. In Australia, over 800 security agents swooped in on 15 ISIS suspects whom the Australian government claimed were plotting to randomly behead a member of the public. In the UK, 4 suspects allegedly linked to ISIS were arrested before carrying out a plot Scotland Yards claims was aimed at the Queen of England herself.

According to Western security agencies, in addition to ISIS’ regional campaign of brutality stretching from Lebanon, across Syria, and into Iraq, it is also working ceaselessly to carry out attacks against targets within the US, across Europe, and even in the Pacific...

Nov 20 07:49

Rise in ADHD cases is 'due to marketing, not medicine': Study blames increase on drug companies, pushy support groups, and people self-diagnosing online

After examining the growth of ADHA in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Brazil, they concluded there are five trends which contribute to its growth.

They blame the rise on lobbying from drug companies, who have spurred some countries to relax the restrictions put on stimulants like Ritalin, the most well-known drug used to treat ADHD.

Psychoanalytic treatment of the condition, usually with talking therapies, is slowly being eroded in favour of treating the problem with drugs, they said.

More psychologists and psychiatrists are now adopting the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) standards, which are broader and have a lower threshold for diagnosing ADHD, they added.

Nov 20 07:42

President set to sign immigrant plan in Las Vegas

President Barack Obama is traveling to Las Vegas on Friday to sign an executive order that would offer temporary legal status to millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally and set off a new fight with Republicans in Congress.

Obama plans to speak at Del Sol High School, which he first visited as a presidential candidate in 2008 and where he first laid out a broad immigration plan in January 2013.

This time he will be arriving in Las Vegas to deliver at least part of his promise for reform, and will renew a challenge to the new GOP majorities in Congress to pass an immigration bill if they don’t like it, White House officials said.

Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said he would make a nationally televised announcement on immigration from the White House at 8 p.m. EST today, then would go to Las Vegas to promote the plan Friday. Del Sol High is in a largely Hispanic neighborhood east of McCarran International Airport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how Eisenhower was able to completely stop the illegal immigrants with only 1/10th the border patrol agents Obama has! What is broken about immigration is actually enforcing the laws and THAT is the responsibility of the White House. It is called the Executive Branch because under the Constitution, the President executes the will of the Congress. Clearly, with regards to enforcing the immigration laws, it is the President who has failed, not the Congress. But, sadly, we have a President who appears to be suffering from narcissistic personality disorder, unable to admit when he is wrong (just look at Obamacare) and hence will exceed his lawful authority to create new laws to cover up his ineptitude at enforcing the will of the Congress and the American people.

Nov 20 07:37

Obama Gives $3 Bil to U.N. Climate Fund Run by Communist, Terrorist Nations

President Obama has committed a mind-boggling $3 billion to a new United Nations Green Climate Fund run by officials from Communist nations, a country that appears on the State Department’s list of terrorism-sponsors and an Arab oil-industry chief.

Nov 20 07:37

Staples boost profits by shutting 170 stores

These days it seems like the only hot-selling item at Staples is the company's giant store eraser.

The office supplies chain revealed plans Wednesday to shut an additional 30 stores this year, accelerating its ongoing efforts to slash costs. These store closures would be in addition to the 140 already announced.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Behind the visible closing of business with retail spaces lies thousands of small and home-based businesses that have also fallen victim to the post 2008 economic decline. These small and home businesses were the primary customers of office supply stores and as they fell, so must the office supply stores. This increases hardship on the remaining small and home businesses, hastening their demise. The dominoes are falling across the economic landscape, but as long as Wall Street is happy, DC could care less.

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