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October 20, 2014

Oct 20 18:39

Controversial CEO of oil giant Total killed in private jet plane crash after aircraft hit snow plough on take-off from Moscow airport

Tatyana Morozova, a spokesman for the Russian transport department, said: 'A criminal investigation has been opened into the violation of safety regulations after a light aircraft crash in the capital's Vnukovo Airport'.

Oct 20 18:27

Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked

Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.

Oct 20 18:18

GlaxoSmithKline fined $3 billion after bribing doctors to increase drugs sales

The pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $3bn (£1.9bn) after admitting bribing doctors and encouraging the prescription of unsuitable antidepressants to children. Glaxo is also expected to admit failing to report safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia in a district court in Boston on Thursday.

Oct 20 18:16

Mexican drug cartels are worse than ISIL. "This summer ISIL beheaded two Americans... By contrast, the cartels killed 293 Americans in Mexico from 2007 to 2010."

The horrific rampage of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has captured the world’s attention. ManyWestern commentators have characterized ISIL’s crimes as unique, no longer practiced anywhere else in the civilized world. They argue that the group’s barbarism is intrinsically Islamic, a product of the aggressive and archaic worldview that dominates the Muslim world. The ignorance of these claims is stunning.
While there other organized groups whose depravity and threat to the United States far surpasses that of ISIL, none have engendered the same kind of collective indignation and hysteria. This raises a question: Are Americans primarily concerned with ISIL’s atrocities or with the fact that Muslims are committing these crimes?

Oct 20 18:15

Britain is on the brink of becoming a nation permanently divided between rich and poor, poverty commission warns

Britain is on the brink of becoming a nation permanently divided between rich and poor, according to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission in its second annual state of the nation report.
The 335-page document is likely to be a reference point against which the government’s anti-poverty record will be judged, and to feature strongly in opposition party manifestos for the 2015 general election.

Oct 20 18:14

CEO of France's Total dies in jet crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport

The CEO of France’s oil and gas giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, was reportedly among four people killed in a business jet crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow after the aircraft hit a snowplow on take-off.

Total’s chairman and CEO was the only passenger in the Falcon 50 business jet besides three crewmembers, LifeNews cited a source as saying. Another source confirmed to TASS that de Margerie was the only passenger who checked in for the private flight to Paris, adding that the 3 crewmembers were also French citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Christophe de Margerie was anti-petrodollar, and ready to trade oil in other currencies.


Oct 20 18:13

Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions

Bob Foreman’s architecture firm ran up a $166,000 phone bill in a single weekend last March. But neither Mr. Foreman nor anyone else at his seven-person company was in the office at the time.

“I thought: ‘This is crazy. It must be a mistake,’ ” Mr. Foreman said.

It wasn’t. Hackers had broken into the phone network of the company, Foreman Seeley Fountain Architecture, and routed $166,000 worth of calls from the firm to premium-rate telephone numbers in Gambia, Somalia and the Maldives. It would have taken 34 years for the firm to run up those charges legitimately, based on its typical phone bill, according to a complaint it filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

Oct 20 18:11

either you’re the butcher or you’re the cattle

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
? Pablo Picasso

snip: though the line between reality and fiction is often indistinguishable when you turn on the news, but the distinction between butchers and cattle is clear. The elected and non-elected rulers of the deep state are the butchers, sending young men off to die for oil companies and arms dealers, impoverishing the masses through inflation and their control of the currency, and enriching themselves through their complete control of the political, financial, judicial, and economic systems. This establishment, or invisible government as Bernays described, is committed to its own enrichment and perpetuation. Its scope, financial resources, and global reach put it in a predator class all by itself.

Oct 20 18:02

ST LOUIS PD CALLS THIS ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER - VIDEO

4FT 11IN Elizabeth Vega @ Pumpkin smash

WATCH LIVE: Ferguson Continues to Protest ...

Oct 20 17:59

GET OFF THE CLOUD! IBM Plunges as CEO Abandons 2015 Earnings Forecast

International Business Machines Corp. plunged the most in more than four years after abandoning an earnings forecast for 2015, as the company struggles to transform fast enough to handle the shift to cloud computing.

Oct 20 17:57

Why the FBI Director Is Wrong About Encryption

The FBI should not be in the business of trying to convince companies to offer less security to their customers. It should be doing just the opposite. But that's what Comey is proposing—undoing a clear legal protection we fought hard for in the 1990s. The law specifically ensures that a company is not required to essentially become an agent of the FBI rather than serving your security and privacy interests. Congress rightly decided that companies (and free and open source projects and anyone else building our tools) should be allowed to provide us with the tools to lock our digital information up just as strongly as we can lock up our physical goods. That's what Comey wants to undo.

Oct 20 17:56

New York Times FAIL: 'McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

“Conspiracy Theory!!!” cried the New York Times in its recent attempt to defend John McCain against revelations that show the Senator from Arizona providing material support to terrorism. The NY Times was called into action to “debunk” the evidence that McCain had met with terrorists, cannibals, and ISIS militants in Syria after the photographs of those meetings began circulating in the alternative media and more mainstream figures began to pick up on and run with them over the last few months...

Oct 20 16:37

Health Industry Cashes In One Year After Rocky Obamacare Rollout

Even after the disastrous rollout of the healthcare.gov web site a year ago, health insurance companies and providers of medical care are reporting more promising profits as third quarter earnings emerge.


Oct 20 16:28

10-year-old shooter: ‘I want to be an inspiration’

Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove something: Children with guns don’t always mean disaster. -- “I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader,” said the girl. “Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.”

Oct 20 16:26

Three #Ferguson protesters arrested for smashing pumpkins outside prosecutor's office.

in response to white rioters at a pumpkinfest in NH being called "unruly"

Watch @stackizshort Video about Elizabeth Vega

a five foot woman, charged with assaulting 6ft PD Officer

Oct 20 15:59

Microsoft warns users to kill botched KB 2949927 patch

After yanking botched patch KB 2949927, which failed to install on some machines, Microsoft is now warning users to uninstall the update -- even though there has been no mention of problems after the patch is installed.

Microsoft released KB 2949927 as part of its ill-fated batch of October "Update Tuesday" patches. On Wednesday I wrote about the first patch that showed widespread problems, KB 2952664, which failed to install with error 80242016. I followed up on Thursday with details about four more patches causing problems:

Oct 20 15:27

DC police spent $260k on ‘Stingray’ surveillance system, left it unused for 6 years

Requests for documents have revealed not only that law enforcement in Washington, DC long ago acquired a controversial cellphone surveillance system known as a “Stingray,” but also let it sit around unused for around six years.

Investigative journalists have been increasingly successful in recent months with regards to acquiring documentation and evidence concerning the use of Stingray and other surveillance systems by police departments across the United States. According to some of the latest reports, however, the Metropolitan Police Department in the nation’s capital indeed acquired a Stingray, but waited more than half-a-decade until its officers were actually showed how to use it.

Oct 20 15:24

Is Ebola virus man-made, a biowarfare agent?

Within this cult of secrecy weapons research and testing on unconventional weapons was accelerated, and Fort Deitrick, Maryland specialized in bacteriological warfare. (B.W.) In l900, during the U.S. military occupation of Havana, a vicious scourge of yellow fever raged through the cities barrios like a river of death killing and terrifying 14. thousands. Yellow fever is a frightful virus that begins with the sudden onset of fever usually accompanied by a chill and severe pain in the head, back, and limbs.

Oct 20 15:21

WEAPONIZED: The case for Ebola coming from a bioweapons lab

DID EBOLA REALLY JUMP FROM AFRICAN FRUIT BATS TO HUMANS IN 1976, OR HAS THIS DEADLY PATHOGEN EMERGED FROM A HIGH-LEVEL BIOWEAPONS LAB?

Oct 20 15:02

Nigerian Scientists Submit 15 Ebola Cure Claims

The experimental drugs include: Kolaviron from bitter kola, ZMapp from tobacco plants, Metallic Nano Particles, Nano Silver, Favipiravir, Lamivudine (Epivir), Brincidofovir, Choloroquine, Crofelemer and Dietary supplements such as Ganoderma, Immunovit, Immunocal, Ascorbic acid and Sodium Ascorbate.The experimental drugs include: Kolaviron from bitter kola, ZMapp from tobacco plants, Metallic Nano Particles, Nano Silver, Favipiravir, Lamivudine (Epivir), Brincidofovir, Choloroquine, Crofelemer and Dietary supplements such as Ganoderma, Immunovit, Immunocal, Ascorbic acid and Sodium Ascorbate.

Oct 20 14:46

Nuland’s Folly: Ukraine Says ‘Yes’ to Russian Winter Discount Gas Offer

Here is – the net result of all the US and EU backed protests and killings in the Ukraine since last November and crippling US-led sanctions since April 2014.

Today it was announced that the Ukraine has confirmed an agreement on a Russian winter gas price, as the two countries are set to resume trade – exactly where they were last winter 2013…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Poroshenko and Putin have made a deal and sidelined the US!

Oct 20 14:46

Sweden Admits the 'Russian' Was a Dutch Submarine

Oct 20 14:33

TIGTA: IRS Is Not Complying With Homeland Security Laws on Information Security Management and Employee ID Cards

The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) was enacted to strengthen the security of information and systems within Federal Government agencies. The IRS collects and maintains a significant amount of personal and financial information on each taxpayer. As custodians of taxpayer information, the IRS has an obligation to protect the confidentiality of this sensitive information against unauthorized access or loss.

As part of the FISMA legislation, the Offices of Inspectors General are required to perform an annual independent evaluation of each Federal agency’s information security programs and practices. This report presents the results of TIGTA’s FISMA evaluation of the IRS for Fiscal Year 2014.

Oct 20 14:32

Business jet crashes at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport

At least 4 people have reportedly been killed after a small business jet crashed at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow.

According to preliminary data, the light aircraft collided with a snow-cleaning machine on takeoff, a source at the capital’s airport told RIA Novosti. In the meantime, TASS reported that the plane crashed during landing, citing a law enforcement source.

Oct 20 14:32

Mysterious ‘Russian sub’ off Sweden may be Dutch – Defense Ministry source

Swedish authorities reportedly searching for a Russian submarine in its waters are probably looking in the wrong direction. The sub is probably Dutch, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told RT.

Earlier Swedish media reported that the nation’s navy is looking for a submarine in the Baltic Sea, possibly belonging to Russia.

Russia said there was no substance in reports of the Russian connection in the story.

“On Sunday the Russian Defense Ministry provided whatever aid it could to the Swedes in their futile search,” the source commented.

The source added that if the Swedish Navy wanted to spare taxpayers’ money and nerves, they should turn to The Netherlands.

The country’s Walrus-class diesel-electric submarine Bruinvis was in the Baltic Sea last week, not far from Stockholm.

Oct 20 14:17

The Ebola could have escaped from US bio-warfare labs

Is Ebola virus a GMO? Why does it spread so quickly and travel such great distances? What’s going on in the bio-warfare laboratories that the United States have set in West Africa? And most importantly. Are we being told the truth about Ebola?

Oct 20 14:05

Wow, Hillary Clinton Really Can't Stand Vladimir Putin. It's Personal.

This is very interesting. Speaking at a fundraiser in Las Vegas on Monday, Hillary Clinton ripped into Putin, and lectured Europeans on being too soft on him. Her remarks suggested a deep personal distaste for the man.

Oct 20 13:58

Russia to Ban Imports of Cars, Heavy Equipment, Metallurgy Products

Russia is preparing to bar state-run companies from importing vehicles, heavy equipment and metallurgy products, an influential Russian daily said Sunday.

Oct 20 13:55

China and Russia Planning $230bn Moscow-Beijing High Speed Rail Link

The respective governments of China and Russia are seriously considering the idea of building a high-speed railway line between their two capital cities, according to reports.

Oct 20 13:55

How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers

There’s something we ‘regular’ citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty.

For example, following the collapse of the housing bubble, many people struggled with mortgages they could no longer afford to pay, fearing the shame of default. Many believed defaulting was wrong somehow; that it was their moral obligation to pay their mortgages, no matter how dire their personal situation. And of course, the mortgages lenders did their utmost to reinforce this perception.

Oct 20 13:48

Ebola, AIDS Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?

Scientists allege deadly diseases such as Ebola and AIDS are bio weapons being tested on Africans. Other reports have linked the Ebola virus outbreak to an attempt to reduce Africa’s population. Liberia happens to be the continents’s fastest growing population.

Oct 20 13:40

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free After 42 Days With No Cases

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

Oct 20 13:40

Press TV journalist accused by Turkey of spying dies in border car crash

A Lebanese-American reporter working for Iranian channel, Press TV, Serena Shim has been killed in a car crash in Turkey, following her reports of accusations from Turkey’s intelligence agency that she had been “spying.”

Oct 20 13:38

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

Oct 20 13:32

India-Pakistan Head for Nuke War

India and Pakistan have fought four wars since 1947 and had several crises that went to the brink of war. Both tested nuclear weapons in 1998. Now tensions are escalating between the two again.

Oct 20 13:28

Feds Stockpile Protective Gear in Expectation of “Emergency” Event

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking to stockpile a year’s worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to prepare for an expected disruption to the supply chain due to an “emergency” event.

Oct 20 13:24

This Will Make 2008 Look Like a Picnic

Oct 20 13:19

Nearly half of cardholders likely to avoid stores hit by data breaches

As data breaches exposing consumer credit card, debit card and other personal information become more common, nearly half of cardholding shoppers say they're reluctant this holiday season to return to stores that have been hacked, according to a new survey by CreditCards.com.

Forty-five percent of respondents with credit or debit cards said they would definitely or probably avoid one of their regular stores over the holidays if that retailer had experienced a data breach. Sixteen percent said they definitely would not return to a retailer if the store had been hacked and 29 percent said they probably would not shop at such stores. Just one in eight said they are more likely to shop with credit cards this season.

Oct 20 13:12

Social Media giants will hand over info about suspected 'terrorist' activity

Social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be asked by the UK government to automatically hand over information about suspected extremists who use their online services.

Tech giants Google and Microsoft will take part in government talks where senior policy advisors are expected to request outlets routinely turn over information about suspected online terrorist activity.

Oct 20 13:07

FBI Frames Muslim-American After He Refuses to Be a ‘Terrorist Informant’

How does a non-violent man who once owned a store called “Nature’s Garden” and who founded a religious center that offered free meals and prayer services…end up in jail?

He is born half black, subscribes to Islam, and refuses to be an informant for the FBI.

Oct 20 12:59

5-year-old Palestinian Girl Hit By Settler Car Succumbs To Death

A young Palestinian girl was deliberately hit by an Israeli settler.
Einas Khalil, five, died after being hit by a car driven by an Israeli settler near the central West Bank town of Sinjil, medical sources at Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah said.

The girl and young Nilin Asfour were walking on the main road near the village when they were hit, and were taken to the hospital in Ramallah where their wounds were described as serious.
Source: Ma'an News

Oct 20 12:57

Shocking Stat: Modern-Day America Has 870,000 Slaves

Imagine getting a job washing dishes, in a windowless room fogged by the steam of a 200-degree dishwasher. You are required to show up for your eight-hour shift every day, whether or not you are sick, and your supervisor won’t take any action if you injure yourself on the job or have to work overtime. Your compensation for this grueling, dehumanizing work? $2 a day.

Oct 20 12:49

Ebola: Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Book by today's radio show guest, Alex Smith.

Oct 20 12:47

Amazing…AP Reporter Seth Borenstein Emphasizing Value Of “New Catch Phrases” To Hype Up Climate Stories!

For the media, at least for the AP’s Seth Borenstein, it’s not about presenting the science in a professional and balanced manner

Oct 20 12:44

How Ferguson brought live streams into the mainstream

"The inability to hide -- for the government or anyone to hide anything newsworthy -- it's only starting,"

Ferguson LiveStreamer Bassem Masri Doing interview with Chris Hayes Fox2

Oct 20 12:35

Echoes of COINTELPRO in Ferguson

echoes of COINTELPRO are reverberating in Ferguson, Missouri, today and leaders on the ground and supporters around the world report feeling the attempts to discredit them

Oct 20 12:26

Data Secrecy Company Accused of Sharing Information with Media and Military

Whisper – a new social network that claims to provide anonymity – has been accused of secretly tracking users. The allegations were made by the Guardian newspaper, provoking renewed scrutiny of a multitude of data privacy claims made by software companies.

Oct 20 12:26

Pentagon Says Ebola Strike Team Does Not Violate Posse Comitatus

Pentagon press secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby, on Monday dismissed constitutional concerns over the decision to deploy the military in response to the Ebola virus in the United States.

Oct 20 12:25

NWO Zio Commies Murdered General Patton

As the most popular hero of the Second World War, Patton would have been unbeatable in a Presidential race. This was the reason his skulking enemies ordered his execution before he could leave Germany.

Oct 20 12:20

Green Screening Fiction Into Reality

Who was it (Thomas Jefferson?) that said something along the lines of "Believe nothing that you read, and only half of what you see"? Manufactured reality hadn't reached the feats it can now with camera majick. That is to say the speed of reaching a global spectrum and the technological advancements weren't deployed at the time. Now, more than ever, it's time to seriously question anything that comes across the telescreen.

Oct 20 12:13

Up to 34 MILLION blank 'green cards' and work permits to be ordered ahead of Obama illegal immigrant 'amnesty'

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and 'green cards' – the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States – as the White House prepares to issue an executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

Oct 20 12:11

One-third of working Americans support two-thirds of the population: The hidden figures of those not in the labor force and transfer payments.

The unemployment rate dropping dramatically has largely been driven by this category expanding and labor force participation is at generational lows. You also have spending growing in the form of military, Medicare, and Social Security that are now eating up a larger portion of the budget. Deficit spending continues to occur in the face of a booming economy. Why? The math shows that one-third of private sector workers are supporting two-thirds of the population.

Oct 20 12:06

The torture secrets are coming

The government is holding back as many as 2,100 never-released images from Abu Ghraib and other detention centers overseas. The ACLU first sued for their release 10 years ago, and in August, District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled that the government must publish the photos unless it can defend withholding them on an individualized basis.

Tomorrow the government will appear in court and tell Judge Hellerstein and the ACLU what it plans to do.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The photos were being stored on Lois Lerner's hard drive. Honest!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 20 12:06

Gaza and the Bipartisan War on Human Rights

Israel’s seven weeks of attacks this summer on heavily populated civilian neighborhoods in Gaza has led to unprecedented concern among Americans who, while still broadly supportive of Israel, found the attacks to be disproportionate and unnecessary.

Close to 1,500 Palestinian civilians in Gaza were killed in the Israeli attacks – more of 500 of whom were children – and 18,000 homes were destroyed, leaving over 100,000 people homeless. Despite this devastating civilian toll, leading Democrats in Washington have joined Republicans in claiming that Israel’s actions were legitimate acts of self-defense against military targets, dismissing reports by reputable Israeli and international human rights groups saying otherwise.

Oct 20 12:03

Obama constantly finds himself put in a box: James Jatras

“Everything is talked about in terms of ‘is the president acting strong or is he acting weak’. Nobody talks about if the president is acting smarter, if the president is acting dumb. That’s the more important axis we need to be talking about,” Jatras said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Being strong and being smart are not the same thing.

Oct 20 12:01

Paul Craig Roberts: Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our Time?

Experts have brought to the public’s attention that ebola is a genetically modified organism developed in US biowarfare laboratories in Africa.

In the two articles below reproduced from Tom Feeley’s Information Clearing House (a good site worthy of your support), Dr. Francis Boyle of the University of Illinois and Dr. Cyril Broderick of the University of Liberia and the University of Delaware provide their fact-based assessments. Dr. Boyle drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the US implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention.

For speaking out, both Boyle and Broderick will be viciously attacked by the US print and TV media. Remember the case of Gary Webb who exposed the CIA’s drug-running that supported the Contras in Nicaragua. The cocaine that launched the War on Drugs was brought in by the CIA.

Oct 20 11:56

Secret Project Created Weaponized Ebola in South Africa in the 1980s

Operating out of South Africa during the Apartheid era in the early 1980’s, Dr. Wouter Basson launched a secret bioweapons project called Project Coast.

The goal of the project was to develop biological and chemical agents that would either kill or sterilize the black population and assassinate political enemies. Among the agents developed were Marburg and Ebola viruses.

Basson is surrounded by cloak and dagger intrigue, as he told Pretoria High court in South Africa that “The local CIA agent in Pretoria threatened me with death on the sidewalk of the American Embassy in Schoeman Street.” According to a 2001 article in The New Yorker magazine, the American Embassy in Pretoria was “terribly concerned” that Basson would reveal deep connections between Project Coast and the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously, if one weaponizes a highly contagious illness, one must have a vaccine to protect the "good guys" and this is what appears was being developed at the Kenema lab. But many modern vaccines use attenuated of "inactive" viruses to trigger the immune response without making the patient ill. The problem is that there have been many cases where attenuated or inactive viruses have reverted to full potency once injected into the patient. That may have been what happened here as well.

Oct 20 11:50

US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn't be weaponized

The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus - among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.

German MFA Deputy Head of Division for Export Control Markus Klinger provided a paper to the US consulate's Economics Office (Econoff), "seeking additional assurances related to a proposed export of extremely dangerous pathogens."

Germany subsequently made two follow-up requests and clarifications to the Army, according to the unclassified Wikileaks cable.

"This matter concerns the complete genome of viruses such as the Zaire Ebola virus, the Lake Victoria Marburg virus, the Machupo virus and the Lassa virus, which are absolutely among the most dangerous pathogens in the world," the request notes.

The Zaire Ebola virus was the same strain of Ebola virus which has been rampaging through West Africa in recent months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Too late! The US created a weaponized Ebola back in the 1980s. The vaccines being tested at Kenema were to protect the "good" people from infection using an attenuated virus but may have reverted back to full potency in vitro, as has happened with other attenuated virus vaccines.

Oct 20 11:43

Domestic car sales decline 1.03% in September

Oct 20 11:38

Ebola staging: experts attacked the diagnostic tests

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

The experts were expressing grave doubts all the way back in 1977. Right at the beginning.

They were questioning the validity of standard tests used to diagnose Ebola—tests being the only way to say the virus is present in humans.

Of course, if the tests are unreliable, the whole premise of an epidemic caused by a single virus has no value. It’s an unwarranted assumption...

Oct 20 11:32

The Government Is Hogging All the Ebola Gear

The National Institute of Health has placed a massive order for protective clothing and supplies that could make it impossible for you to procure your own gear.

And by massive, I mean a year’s supply for employees of facilities across the country, replenished throughout the year no matter what happens, and taking priority over any personal orders.

Oct 20 11:26

We’ll Slash Benefits For 100,000 Families And Young People To Fund Apprenticeships, Says Cameron

A future Tory Government would slash benefits for around 100,000 struggling families and young people to fund more low-paid apprenticeships, Prime Minister David Cameron will pledge on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bringing back Serfdom!

Oct 20 11:20

Guess Who’s Profiting From the Destruction of Gaza

• Israelis will make $7 billion off rebuilding projects.

Just when you think you’ve heard it all about Israel’s murderous bombardment of Gaza, you discover there is much more to the tragedy. Yes, there was a massive loss of innocent life and the utter destruction of tens of thousands of homes, schools and public buildings, but it now transpires Israel will profit handsomely from the $7 billion or more it will take to rebuild Gaza over the next 20 years. The scandalous fact is Israel will continue to control the flow of all building materials into Gaza and will insist they must be bought from Israeli companies.

Oct 20 11:18

Did Mossad Sabotage Iranian Nuke Facility?

• Unexplained explosion rocks Iran’s Fordow plant.

In what appears to have been part of a carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign, a large, night-time explosion on October 5 near Tehran may have been the most recent Israeli sabotage, aimed at what the Zionist state alleges is Iran’s “nuclear weapons development.”

Oct 20 11:17

UK convicts man over manga sex images of children

A 39-year-old UK man has been convicted of possessing illegal cartoon drawings of young girls exposing themselves in school uniforms and engaging in sex acts. The case is believed to be the UK's first prosecution of illegal manga and anime images.

Local media said that Robul Hoque was sentenced last week to nine months' imprisonment, though the sentence is suspended so long as the defendant does not break the law again.

Police seized Hoque's computer in 2012 and said they found nearly 400 such images on it, none of which depicted real people but were illegal nonetheless because of their similarity to child pornography. Hoque was initially charged with 20 counts of illegal possession but eventually pled guilty to just 10 counts.

Oct 20 11:17

Rothschilds Target Brazil’s Central Bank

• Zionist-controlled banking community using “first black president” to push agenda on world’s workers.

International bankers are financing Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate Marina Silva against Brazil’s current president, Dilma Rouseff, in an effort to privatize the Central Bank of Brazil and bring it further into the Rothschilds’ financial empire.

Oct 20 11:16

U.S. Using Oil to Punish Russia

• Geopolitical machinations in the oil market benefiting Americans at the pump.

With its sanctions regime failing against Russia, is Washington now trying to wage economic war on the Russian government by pressuring its allies in the Middle East to keep crude oil prices at the lowest levels seen in years?

Oct 20 11:13

Kim Dotcom Must Reveal Everything He Owns to Hollywood

Following a ruling handed down this morning by the New Zealand Court of Appeal, Dotcom’s financial information will soon be in the hands of adversaries Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros.

Oct 20 11:13

Tens of thousands march in London against low wages

Around 80,000 overwhelmingly public sector workers took part in a “Britain needs a pay rise” march and rally in London on Saturday organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Around 3,500 people attended a similar event in Glasgow under the banner “A Just Scotland,” and several hundred demonstrated in Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Oct 20 11:10

Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights

Regarding Israel, Harper, with widespread support in the media, has gone so far as to try to establish criticism of Israel as a kind of Orwellian "thought crime." By declaring repeatedly (and even threatening supportive legislation) that criticism of Israel was anti-Semitic, Harper hoped to establish what Orwell referred to as "protective stupidity" -- a kind of mass denial of the obvious. Freud referred to it as "knowing with not knowing" and when it comes to most of Canada's military adventures, it is epidemic.

Oct 20 11:05

Los Angeles Activists Block Unloading Of Israeli Cargo Ship For Two Days

The Block the Boat coalition of Los Angeles claimed another victory

Oct 20 11:04

ISIS Conveniently Develops Air Force as NATO Seeks "No-Fly Zone" Over Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

If Wile E. Coyote were a terrorist, his name would be ISIS. At least that is what the mainstream media and Western governments intent on overthrowing the secular government of Bashar al-Assad would have you believe.

According to the mainstream press, despite being highly-trained supermen who are ten feet tall and invincible, ISIS continues to make every public relations step it takes in the wrong direction. The recent announcement that ISIS now possesses an air force is case in point...

Oct 20 11:02

U.N. staffer dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

A United Nations driver in Sierra Leone has died of the Ebola virus, officials said Monday.

Edmond Bangura-Sesay was quarantined Tuesday with a suspected case of the Ebola virus as a precautionary measure after his wife exhibited Ebola symptoms, the U.N. Women Office said in a statement. His wife remains under the care of the Ebola Treatment Center and "we wish her a swift recovery," the statement said.

Oct 20 11:01

Obama's Ebola czar declines to testify

The White House's new Ebola czar will not testify before lawmakers Friday on the U.S. response to the epidemic.

Ron Klain, a Democratic operative, was named as the Obama administration's point person on Ebola last Friday and will assume the job on Wednesday.

Oct 20 11:00

Leading Contrarian Economist: “We Are Coming In On The End Game Here”

It most likely will collapse along the lines of the U.S. dollar in response to the reality of no economic recovery... I can’t think of a more vulnerable market than what we are seeing here.

Oct 20 10:59

Son of Nigeria doctor who spotted Ebola patient speaks of pride

The World Health Organisation is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday.

It has been six weeks since the last reported case of the virus.

With a population of more than 170 million, Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation.

There were fears that Ebola would take hold when a Liberian-American arrived with the disease in July.

However, partly due to the diligence of Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who identified Patrick Sawyer as having the virus and stopped him from spreading it, Ebola has been officially defeated.

Oct 20 10:58

Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress

No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The contempt which Obama shows for the legislative process, is staggeringly overwhelming here.

But unfortunately, AIPAC and Israel will do everything in their considerable power to prevent such a deal from moving forward, even to the point of creating a false flag to be blamed on Iran.

The drop-dead date by which these talks are supposed to reach an accord is November 24th, right before Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Lady Ashton, of the EU, will be staying for the full duration of these talks, and has indicated in various interviews, that there will be "no extension". That means that there will be precisely 35 days to wind this up.

In geopolitics, 35 days is a very, very long time.

Oct 20 10:57

Leaked NSA documents underscore absurdity of “reforming” mass surveillance programs.

, the documents catalogue a dizzying array of clandestine intelligence and surveillance operations run by the NSA, CIA and other US and allied security bureaucracies, including infiltration of undercover agents into corporate entities,

Oct 20 10:52

A Way To Stop Ebola Discovered!

Oct 20 10:51

How the CIA Infiltrated Germany’s Mainstream Media

Exclusively for RI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA pays German media professionals to spin stories to follow US government goals.

We wrote about this two weeks ago, and the article shot up in views, becoming one of the most read articles on our site.

Oct 20 10:51

BEX ALERT - ISIS returns to its roots with suicide bombing of Baghdad mosque

Arguably the world's most terrifying Islamic terrorist organization appears to be returning to its roots with its latest suicide operation. At least 22 Iraqis were killed and another 25 were wounded in a suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite mosque in Iraq's heavily protected capital city of Baghdad on Sunday evening, according to a police source. The attack is believed to have been the handiwork of the Islamic State, which originally was known as al-Qaida in Irag (AQII).

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This feels like a false-flag operation to mew to promote the "sectarian violence" story to obscure the fact that the people of Iraq are uniting to kick out their US puppet regime.

Oct 20 10:49

FBI wants Congress to mandate backdoors in tech devices to facilitate surveillance

In response to announcements by Apple and Google that they would make the data customers store on their smartphones and computers more secure and safer from hacking by law enforcement, spies, and identity thieves, FBI director James Comey is asking Congress to order tech companies to build their devices with “backdoors,” making them more accessible to law enforcement agencies. Speaking at the Brookings Institution last Thursday, Comey said that police need new legislation to help them apprehend criminals who use encryption to hide incriminating evidence.

Oct 20 10:49

GOP House candidate will stop ‘big government tyranny’ with government sponsored religion

Jody Hice is running for Congress in Georgia. He also has an internet radio show, which he earnestly refers to as “one of the most important cultural programs anywhere around.”

Oct 20 10:44

Threat of Ebola Highlights Problems in the US Public Health System

On October 15, the second case of Ebola transmitted in the United States was confirmed in Texas between patient Thomas Eric Duncan and a health worker. Even more frightening, perhaps, is the sequence of events leading up to the transmission, and the many questions it generates about the preparedness of the US in responding to public health emergencies.

Oct 20 10:42

Victory: Judge Deprives Monsanto of GM Planting Permit in Mexico, Protects the Bees

A Mexican judge won't be bought off by the giant biotech company, Monsanto—instead he honored the complaints of small bee-keepers and will stall the growing season for Monsanto's GM soybeans in Yucatán.

Oct 20 10:40

FEMA conducting pandemic drills in NY/NJ region *Video*

Youtuber DAHBOO7 put out a video recently covering a bombshell report by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post, which points out how FEMA is currently conducting pandemic drills in FEMA region II, New York, New Jersey.

Oct 20 10:22

Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

Lower oil prices, reflected in falling petrol prices at the pump, have been a boon for Western consumers. Are they also a potent US weapon against Russia and Iran?

That’s the conclusion drawn by New York Times columnist Thomas L Friedman, who says the US and Saudi Arabia, whether by accident or design, could be pumping Russia and Iran to brink of economic collapse.

Despite turmoil in many of the world’s oil-producing countries – Libya, Iraq, Nigeria and Syria – prices are hitting lows not seen in years, Friedman writes.

Analysts identify a number of possible reasons for the steep drop – increased US production, slowing economies in Europe and China and steady production from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec).

Rather than look at the causes, however, Friedman says to look at the result – budget shortfalls in Russia and Iran – and what it means.

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As reported on 11 October, 2014 at zerohedge.net:

What was not clear is what was the other part: what did the Saudis bring to the table, or said otherwise, how exactly it was that Saudi Arabia would compensate the US for bombing the Assad infrastructure until the hated Syrian leader was toppled, creating a power vacuum in his wake that would allow Syria, Qatar, Jordan and/or Turkey to divide the spoils of war as they saw fit. A glimpse of the answer was provided earlier in the article "The Oil Weapon: A New Way To Wage War", because at the end of the day it is always about oil, and leverage. The full answer comes courtesy of Anadolu Agency, which explains not only the big picture involving Saudi Arabia and its biggest asset, oil, but also the latest fracturing of OPEC at the behest of Saudi Arabia... Saudi Arabia to pressure Russia, Iran with price of oil Saudi Arabia will force the price of oil down, in an effort to put political pressure on Iran and Russia, according to the President of Saudi Arabia Oil Policies and Strategic Expectations Center. Saudi Arabia plans to sell oil cheap for political reasons, one analyst says. To pressure Iran to limit its nuclear program, and to change Russia's position on Syria, Riyadh will sell oil below the average spot price at $50 to $60 per barrel in the Asian markets and North America, says Rashid Abanmy, President of the Riyadh-based Saudi Arabia Oil Policies and Strategic Expectations Center. The marked decrease in the price of oil in the last three months, to $92 from $115 per barrel, was caused by Saudi Arabia, according to Abanmy. With oil demand declining, the ostensible reason for the price drop is to attract new clients, Abanmy said, but the real reason is political. Saudi Arabia wants to get Iran to limit its nuclear energy expansion, and to make Russia change its position of support for the Assad Regime in Syria. Both countries depend heavily on petroleum exports for revenue, and a lower oil price means less money coming in, Abanmy pointed out. The Gulf states will be less affected by the price drop, he added.

Oct 20 10:14

Turkey and China to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong said on Sunday the cooperation among China, Afghanistan and Pakistan would benefit the region and emphasized that building mutual trust and friendly consultations between these countries should be encouraged to promote cooperation.

He made these remarks in his keynote address on the opening day of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral dialogue here.

A collective regional approach toward countering issues and meeting challenges was emphasized by diplomats, scholars and researchers at the dialogue.

Thanking Pakistan-China Institute Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and German political foundation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Pakistan, Resident Representative Ronny Heine for jointly organizing the two-day international conference, Ambassador Weidong said both Afghanistan and Pakistan were close neighbouring countries and were good neighbours to China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Regional dialogue here, to heal some of the wounds, and ratchet down the tensions, is far preferable to the kind of outside intervention (including extrajudicial assassinations) the US military has been providing here, and may form the basis of real cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

I wish this process luck.

Oct 20 10:10

Mystery of American journalist killed in car crash in Turkey... just days after she claimed intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of siege of Kobane

An American journalist has been killed in a car crash in Turkey just days after claiming she claimed the Turkish intelligence services had threatened her over her reporting of the siege of Kobane.

Serena Shim, who worked for Iran's state-owned Press TV as Turkey correspondent, died in the city of Suruc after the car in which she was travelling reportedly collided with a 'heavy vehicle'.

Shim's death came just days after she spoke on camera of her fears of being arrested, claiming Turkish intelligence agents had accused her of spying after one of her reports suggested ISIS militants were being smuggled back and forth over the Syrian border in the back of aid vehicles.

Oct 20 10:01

Lavrov: Russia supplying weapons to Iraq, Syria

Russia is supporting the governments of Iraq and Syria with massive supplies of weaponry and military equipment in order to help them fight against extremist groups, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Lavrov, speaking at a panel discussion focusing on Russia’s foreign policy, said that with the Russian aid, the Iraqi and Syrian governments' combat capacity has been greatly enhanced.

The Russian minister continued by saying that only the United Nations Security Council has the right to form a coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

Lavrov said that any plans made outside the Security Council are worrying because "these attempts result in an accumulation of chaos."

He added that the aim of fighting against terror is adversely affected by linking it to geopolitical decisions to punish certain regimes, and thus forcing such a connection is morally indefensible.

Oct 20 09:57

U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS

While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “Caliphate.”

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

I am having an industrial strength, palm to forehead moment at velocity, upon reading this.

IF this is true, the US military has truly become "the gang that can't shoot (or airlift) straight.

Oct 20 09:53

Vote All You Want—The Secret Government Won’t Change

The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.

But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear disarmament is spending up to $1 trillion modernizing and revitalizing America’s nuclear weapons.

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Very depressing to understand, but this is the reality of government in the United States these days.

Oct 20 09:48

WPost’s Slimy Assault on Gary Webb

Jeff Leen, the Washington Post’s assistant managing editor for investigations, begins his
renewed attack on the late Gary Webb’s Contra-cocaine reporting with a falsehood.

Leen insists that there is a journalism dictum that “an extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof.” But Leen must know that it is not true. Many extraordinary claims, such as assertions in 2002-03 that Iraq was hiding arsenals of WMDs, were published as flat-fact without “extraordinary proof” or any real evidence at all, including by Leen’s colleagues at the Washington Post.

Oct 20 09:46

Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

While revelations from Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s massive database of phone records have sparked a national debate about its constitutionality, another secretive database has gone largely unnoticed and without scrutiny.

The database, which affects unknown numbers of people, contains phone records that at least five police agencies in southeast Virginia have been collecting since 2012 and sharing with one another with little oversight. Some of the data appears to have been obtained by police from telecoms using only a subpoena, rather than a court order or probable-cause warrant. Other information in the database comes from mobile phones seized from suspects during an arrest.

Oct 20 09:44

The Fix Is In: Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension

Unbelievable.

On Wednesday, stocks were hammered after economic data showed that the US and global economies were headed for a major slowdown. By mid-day, the Dow was down 460 points before clawing its way back to minus 173 points. It looked like the market was set for another triple-digit flogging on Thursday when the Fed stepped in and started talking-up an extension to QE3. That’s all it took to ease investors jitters, stop the meltdown and send equities rocketing back into space. By the end of Friday’s session, all the markets were back in the green with the Dow logging an impressive 263 points on the day.

Oct 20 09:43

Instead of Appointing a Medical Expert, Obama Appoints a LOBBYIST as Ebola Czar

What’s He Going To Do … Lobby To Convince Congress That Ebola Is Not That Big A Risk?

Obama has appointed Ron Klain as the Ebola Czar.

Klain has no medical or healthcare background whatsoever.

Instead, he’s a high-powered lobbyist. He helped the corrupt Fannie Mae to overcome “regulatory issues” in 2004. Wikipedia notes:

Klain [helped in] convincing Congress and Fannie Mae’s regulators that Fannie Mae wasn’t doing anything dangerous, and wasn’t exposing taxpayers to risk. In other words, Ron Klain got paid to help fuel the housing bubble up until a couple of years before it popped.

Klain also:

Represented a company facing asbestos-exposure lawsuits, the embattled drugmaker ImClone and two companies trying to win support for large mergers.

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Oct 20 09:16

Israeli President Rivlin: Time to admit that Israel is a sick society that needs treatment

The time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment, President Reuven Rivlin said at the opening session on Sunday of a conference on From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other.

Oct 20 09:09

Microsoft pulls faulty Windows Patch Tuesday fix

Microsoft has pulled a fix for a flaw affecting Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, following the discovery of "unexpected behaviour" associated with it.

Microsoft announced the move in a revision on its threat advisory, just days after releasing the fix. The "behaviour" associated with the fix remains unknown, although Microsoft recommends uninstalling it as soon as possible.

"Microsoft recommends that customers experiencing issues uninstall this update. Microsoft is investigating behaviour associated with this update, and will update the advisory when more information becomes available," read the advisory.

Oct 20 09:07

CIA Warned Obama that Funding Rebels Doesn’t Work … But Obama Decided to Fund Syrian Rebels ANYWAY For Cynical Political Gain

We’ve pointed out for years that arming the Syrian and Libyan rebels to topple leaders we don’t like is a really stupid idea.

It turns out that the CIA agrees with us.

Oct 20 09:07

REMEMBERING CHE AND VITTORIO, MARTYRS EXTRAORDINAIRE

Forty seven years ago this month Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was murdered by the CIA in Bolivia.

Below is a heartbreaking letter from the mother of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian in Gaza murdered by similar forces of hatred just over three years ago. Imagine the letter having been penned by the mother of Che …

Oct 20 09:06

IN ISRAEL, THE THEME IS ‘ACCEPTANCE OF THE OTHER’ … UNLESS THEY ARE SEPHARDIC JEWS

But lo and behold, the most prestigious academic body in Israel, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, organizes a conference about the other which is characterized mainly by an exclusion of the other.

It’s not just about the ethnic origin issue. It’s possible that a very small minority of the participants are of Sephardic decent. The problem is also about opinion and outlook and a school of thought.

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The hostility of the Ashkanzi to the Sephardic may lie partly in the fact that the Sephardic are actually descended from the Biblical Hewbrews, whereas the Ashkanzi are the descendants of coverted central Asian Khazars.

Oct 20 09:05

Price comparison sites accused of hiding best energy deals from customers

Comparison sites have been accused of misleading consumers by not showing them the best deals.

The warning comes from a collective bargaining website, which claims the big five switching firms filter out energy tariffs that don’t pay commission.

But it echoes complaints that The Independent has received from independent energy firms which say if they don’t pay high enough commission to comparison sites, they don’t get a look in.

Oct 20 09:04

DOES THE NEW ISRAELI PRESIDENT ACTUALLY HAVE A SOUL?

The time has come to admit that Israel is a sick society, with an illness that demands treatment, President Reuven Rivlin said at the opening session on Sunday of a conference on From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other.

Oct 20 09:03

Expsoing government wrongdoing: Official sources may be the only sources

New York Times investigative reporter James Risen is taking a stand. Despite being hounded by both the Bush and Obama administrations to reveal his sources, he has vowed to go to jail rather than abandon his pledge of confidentiality.

As fellow journalists and journalism advocacy groups rush to his side, many fear that the US Department of Justice within the self-proclaimed “most transparent administration in history” is preparing to deliver a body blow to the First Amendment’s promise of press freedom.

Oct 20 09:01

America Can Nearly Quadruple Its Renewable Electricity By 2030- would cost the average household only about 18 cents per month

A recent Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) study found that America can nearly quadruple its renewable electricity in the next 15 years, reaching 23% by 2030. This comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal that America set a modest goal of 12% renewable energy by 2030. Rachel Cleetus, Senior Climate Economist of UCS, referred to the EPA’s goal as just a fraction above “business as usual.” The UCS found raising this target, to +23% of the nation’s electricity from non-hydro renewable sources by 2030, would cost the average household only about 18 cents per month. Cleetus described this as a realistic and affordable goal: “Looking at the way renewable energy is ramping up and costs are falling dramatically, there is a real opportunity to go farther.”

Oct 20 09:00

Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics.

The bidding process for the 2022 Olympics was a disaster for the International Olympic Committee.
Democratic nations are no longer buying the argument that hosting the games is a wise investment. Every potential 2022 host city with a democratic government eventually pulled out of the bidding, many over economic concerns, leaving Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the IOC's only two options.

Oct 20 08:59

Ebola research: Fever not a surefire sign of infection

For public health workers screening more than 1,000 air travelers who arrive each week in the United States from Ebola-stricken West Africa, one symptom above all others is supposed to signal danger: fever.

So long as an individual's temperature does not exceed 101.5 degrees and there are no visible symptoms of Ebola, health authorities say it should be assumed the person is not infectious.

Yet the largest study of the current outbreak found that in nearly 13% of "confirmed and probable" cases in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and elsewhere, those infected did not have fevers.

Oct 20 08:48

Rest in Peace, Google Glass: 2012-2014

No one needs friends acting as if they were agents of the government, perhaps streaming your image and words directly to the cloud during what should be casual conversation.

Can Glass ever be revived? Is there anything that could popularize them? Perhaps if some famous popular icons began to wear them, they might become cool. But most celebrities have already concluded that the glasses are dorky. Google will never understand the mechanisms needed to make them desirable.

It is time to just kiss this little product goodbye, for good.

Oct 20 08:45

Israeli society sick with violence – country’s president

Israel is suffering from an epidemic of violence that must be treated, the country’s President Reuven Rivlin said. After the latest bloody conflict in Gaza, Jews and Arabs seem to have lost the capacity for dialogue, as relations have reached a new low.

“It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is sick – and it is our duty to treat this disease,” Rivlin told the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at a xenophobia conference on Sunday in Jerusalem.

“The tension between Jews and Arabs within the State of Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low,” he said, as cited by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Oct 20 08:43

Ebola and a headline this New Yorker didn’t want to see…

A CDC report titled ‘Surveillance and Preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease — New York City, 2014?!

Missing word? Prevention!

Oct 20 08:42

US Temperatures Are Plummeting

US temperatures have declined over the last 85 years, and are near record lows now. Other than a sharp warm up of half a degree at the 1998 super El Nino, the US has been cooling almost continuously since 1930.

Oct 20 08:42

US Midwest Having Their Coldest Year On Record

Oct 20 08:40

UNCANNY PARALLELS IN CHARACTER

I don’t know whether anyone else has noticed the fact that Benjamin Netanyahu and Adolph Hitler share uncomfortably similar personality and character traits. Certainly there are, and have been, other politicians who also share the same traits, but it is of particular concern today that a man of this nature dominates events in the Middle East. In the case of Hitler we can read about his personality and character in any of a number of scholarly biographies and histories of World War II. In the case of Netanyahu, we can see them displayed on the world stage despite an immense amount effort by public relations flaks and apologists to airbrush them. We have also, something we do not always have for contemporaries, the first-hand testimony of several world figures about key aspects of his behavior to which we wouldn’t otherwise be exposed.

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Certainly Netanyahu's "Fist of iron" comment regarding opposition to building Jewish settlements on Palestinian land reveals his true nature.

Oct 20 08:40

Obama Announces CDC SWAT Teams to Round Up Infected Ebola Patients

President Obama, who has notably ignored our open Southern border, welcomed illegal aliens, and refused to institute a travel ban from Ebola-ridden countries, has a hardcore solution for Americans who are potentially suffering from Ebola.

He’ll just increase the police state another notch.

Oct 20 08:39

Former CIA Insider: Obama’s Ebola Failure is Criminal Neglect

President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) incompetent to the point of impeachability.

Oct 20 08:38

How Rosetta Will Send Philae Lander To Comet’s Surface (Plus, Landing Site Contest!)

The Philae spacecraft has a tough job ahead of it on November 12: it is slated to make the first landing on a comet’s surface. Riding piggyback on the Rosetta spacecraft, all indications are it is in good health and ready for the job; the team has even been taking the time for Philae to image spacecraft “selfies” with its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, in the background.

Oct 20 08:36

The Truth About Federal Anti-Hoarding Laws

In 1994, former President Bill Clinton released an executive order that lumped together a number of laws that could go into effect in the event of a declaration of martial law

Oct 20 08:30

President of Ebola-hit Liberia makes desperate appeal for help saying, 'a generation is being lost'

The Ebola outbreak risks unleashing an economic catastrophe that will leave a 'lost generation' of West Africans, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said.

The president made a desperate appeal for help from every nation with the capacity to do so, describing the initial reaction as 'inconsistent and lacking in clear direction or urgency'.

She said the international community had woken up to the global health risk posed by the epidemic but said her country had been brought to 'a standstill' and was desperate for funding and medical supplies.

Oct 20 08:25

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

Here’s a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? The answer: 5.1 million, a figure that reflects the explosive growth of the national security state in the post-9/11 era. Imagine the kind of system needed just to vet that many people for access to our secret world (to the tune of billions of dollars).

We’re talking here about the total population of Norway and significantly more people than you can find in Costa Rica, Ireland, or New Zealand. And yet it’s only about 1.6% of the American population, while on ever more matters, the unvetted 98.4% of us are meant to be left in the dark.

Oct 20 08:22

Didcot fire sparks energy crunch fears as half of power station will remain out of action indefinitely

Half of a power station which supplies electricity to a million homes will remain out of action indefinitely following a major blaze – prompting blackout fears.

The devastating blaze at the Didcot B site in Oxfordshire comes days before National Grid sets out its winter outlook, amid worries over how it will keep the lights on if there is an 'energy crunch'.

It is expected to put further pressure on the UK's squeezed electricity network and could result in supply failing to keep up with demand.

Oct 20 08:21

Google changes 'to fight piracy' by highlighting legal sites

Google thwarts piracy with search algorithm changes

NO WORRIES, GOOGLE KNOWS IF YOUR SITE IS NAUGHTY OR NICE

Oct 20 08:19

Thousands of house sales on the line as banks' Chaps money transfer system goes down – meaning purchases can't be completed

Thousands of people due to buy and sell their homes faced delays and the risk of putting lengthy property chains in jeopardy today after the system used to electronically transfer money failed.

The Bank of England said the mechanism it uses to transfer payments between commercial banks - which includes that used to purchase houses - was hit by technical problems and was suspended at 6am today.

It is unable to give an indication when the system will be running again.

Oct 20 08:16

Cruise Ship Carrying Hospital Worker Docks, Blood Tests Negative for Ebola

A cruise ship carrying a Dallas hospital worker who may have handled fluids from an Ebola victim docked in Texas early Sunday, and the passenger at the center of a scare headed home. The Carnival Magic returned to a port in Galveston just after 6 a.m. EDT — a day after a helicopter landed on the cruise ship to pick up a blood sample from the passenger.

Oct 20 08:14

Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoring

Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas.

Officials said Monday that 43 of 48 people on an original watch list had passed the 21-day incubation period for the viral disease and are now in the clear.

Oct 20 08:14

Initial blood test shows Spanish nurse now free of Ebola

An initial test Sunday showed there are no longer any traces of Ebola in the blood of a Spanish nursing assistant hospitalized with the virus for nearly two weeks, Spanish authorities said.

Oct 20 08:13

Rand Paul’s claim that the White House suggested Ebola transmission is like AIDS

This is an interesting set of remarks from Sen. Rand Paul regarding the administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Did the administration suggest Ebola was like AIDS? Did it play down the possibility of direct contact?

Oct 20 08:10

Video - Major fire at gas-fired UK power station

Eyewitness: "It was pretty dramatic, there was a lot of damage

Oct 20 08:09

Turkey Loses U.N. Security Council Seat in Huge Upset

In a tremendous upset, Turkey lost a contest in the United Nations General Assembly, exposing increasingly contentious frictions with some of its neighbors and world powers.

Trying to become a nonpermanent member of the Security Council, Turkey lost out to Spain and New Zealand in a contest for two available seats reserved for a voting bloc called the Western European and Others Group, which includes the United States.

Oct 20 08:08

Former Humboldt County Sheriff's Office sergeant charged with sexual assault

The Humboldt County District Attorney's Office filed charges this week against a former Humboldt County Sheriff's Office sergeant — once lauded for saving the life of a young suicidal mother of two — for the alleged sexual assault of two women while he was on duty, according to court documents.

Oct 20 08:07

CPD officer arrested on alleged child molestation charges

- A Columbus police officer was arrested Friday morning, charged with two counts of child molestation.

45 year old Michael Luke Ledford was arrested and booked into Muscogee County Jail on Friday.

Ledford was released from jail on $10,000 bond. His attorney, Richard Hagler, said his client has maintained his innocence.

Oct 20 08:07

2014 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

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It makes it harder to sell a war on people when you see that they look and act just like us.

Oct 20 08:04

These Countries Do the Exact Opposite of What America Does When It Comes to Higher Education

Germany made international news last week when they decided to eliminate college tuition entirely (before this, it was less than €1,000-- the equivalent to $1,300-- per year). Meanwhile in the United States, the average per-year tuition cost was $8,655 for an in-state 4-year public college, $21,706 for an out-of-state 4 year public college, and $29,056 for a private 4-year college. The average American college student will graduate with more than $27,000 in debt, and college costs in the U.S. have gone up more than 1100% since 1978 with little sign of leveling off.

In light of Germany's actions, we decided to highlight 5 countries whose approaches towards financing higher education put ours to shame.

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In those other countries, education is just that, education. In the US, education has become just another scam to ensnare the people into banker debt.

Oct 20 08:02

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.

Oct 20 08:01

No entry! The 'haves' of a wealthy Michigan suburb who built FENCES across the streets to keep out Detroit 'have-nots'

On one side, there are dilapidated houses, gardens overflowing with weeds and a high crime rate.

On the other, there are streets filled with spacious homes, well-manicured lawns and yoga studios.

This is one of numerous fences that have been erected by the wealthy 'haves' of the Michigan suburb of Grosse Pointe Park to 'prevent 'have-nots' from Detroit from driving into the city.

The brick barrier, reading 'Road Ends', represents a significant divide between the two cities, which despite their proximity, differ greatly in terms of average salary, crime rates and general desirability.

Oct 20 08:00

Russian people throw [Belorussian jewish] Russian musician [Who supports the unconstitutional junta in Kiev] into trash dumpster

In the capital of Russia, a group of young people crammed into the dumpster Russian musician, singer, poet, composer, artist, producer, TV presenter, leader and sole permanent member of the rock band "The Time Machine", Honored Artist of the RSFSR People's Artist of the Russian Federation Andrei Makarevich.

Oct 20 07:59

Pro-Russian rebels using seized Ukrainian missile downed MH17 passenger plane, says Germany

Germany's intelligence service believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian rebels using a missile taken from a Ukraine military base, a German newspaper has reported.

The finding contradicts previous claims – including by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and US Secretary of State John Kerry – that the missile was supplied by Russia.

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The part that should be there and isn't is WHY the Eastern Ukrainians would kill a passenger jet knowing it would turn world opini9on against them, and how the eastern Ukrainians could have arranged for the flight to be diverted north from its normal path to bring it in range. Needless to say the original article does not allow comments, nor has Germany claimed to actually have any proof of their assertion.

Oct 20 07:55

Video - Police Officer Pepper Sprays Man For Filming Outside of His Own Home

Waller, TX — A Waller police officer is on paid leave after pepper spraying a college student for filming him.

Oct 20 07:55

Military orders civilians to keep their distance

The hunt for foreign underwater activity near Stockholm entered its fourth day on Monday as Sweden’s armed forces vowed to keep searching “day and night” for what media reports suggest may be a damaged Russian vessel.

“The operation is continuing day and night with undiminished resource,” said military spokesman Dag Enander.

In the morning, the armed forces deployed military vessels and land troops in the Stockholm archipelago, from Möja in the north to Ornö in the south.

By midday, the HMS Stockholm corvette had made its way further south to Nåttarö. The military ordered civilian boats to stay at least ten kilometres away from the warship. It did not give a reason.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One good reason might be if this is a repeat of the Kursk incident where the Russian submarine was accidentally rammed and sunk by a US sub.

Oct 20 07:54

ISIS: A Monster Created by the West

It is a laughable routine of the mass media to demonize all of the leaders of U.S. enemies as latter-day Hitlers. Saddam Hussein was a Hitler. Hugo Chavez in Venezuela was a Hitler. Gaddafi in Libya. Assad in Syria. Hillary Clinton recently equated Putin in Russia with Hitler.

Finally, however, we may have an actual instance where a U.S. adversary actually is a bonafide Hitler. But it’s not in the way we may think. The adversary is ISIS in Syraq and its equation with Hitler is not because it is committing genocide. Rather, it is for the way ISIS came to power—with U.S. nurturing—and then turned on its master.

Oct 20 07:51

The Ebola could have escaped from US bio-warfare labs

Is Ebola virus a GMO? Why does it spread so quickly and travel such great distances? What’s going on in the bio-warfare laboratories that the United States have set in West Africa? And most importantly. Are we being told the truth about Ebola? The leading American law professor Francis A. Boyle, answers questions for tvxs.gr and reveals that USA have been using West Africa as an offshore to circumvent the Convention on Biological Weapons and do bio-warfare work.

Oct 20 07:50

Macy’s stops stocking SodaStream made by Israeli Settlements

The department store chain Macy’s has stopped carrying Israeli settlement products of SodaStream, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Macy’s has been targeted the past year by pro-Palestinian activists, who have called on it and other major chains to stop carrying the SodaStream home carbonation system and soda flavourings due to the company’s role in the military occupation of Palestine.

Oct 20 07:50

Hong Kong leader claims ‘external forces’ are behind violent protests that have rocked the territory

Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying has claimed that 'external forces' are behind the violent protests that have rocked the territory.

Chief Executive Leung said in a televised statement yesterday that he believes foreign powers are involved in the unrest, echoing accusations made by China.

But the students behind the pro-democracy protests firmly denied the claim, saying that Leung was 'just making it up'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Hong Kong is starting to look like Kiev ... it is NOT a coincidence!

Oct 20 07:49

Russian rouble weakens on debt downgrade

The Russian rouble has weakened further against the dollar following a downgrade of the country's debt rating by the ratings agency Moody's.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Moody's being one of the ratings agencies that assured us those mortage-backed securities were a sweet deal back in 2008!

Oct 20 07:47

Fake IRS agents scare many consumers into paying up

Scammers pretending to be from the IRS are taking advantage of real taxpayer fear of the Internal Revenue Service. Some experts say the federal government needs to work harder to stop the con artists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And we can count on the biggest con artists of all to stop the con artists, right?

Oct 20 07:45

Paul Craig Roberts - Fed Afraid Rising Gold will Sink Dollar

Economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “The reason they want to hold the gold price down is they are afraid of its impact on the dollar. The reason why they had to suppress the gold price is they had to protect the dollar from quantitative easing (QE) because they were printing trillions and trillions of new dollars.” Roberts, who was an Assistant Treasury Secretary and the so-called Father of Reaganomics, goes on to say, “This was worrying people around the world who hold dollars because the dollar was increasing, but not the goods and services in the American economy. So, when the gold price took off, the Fed said this endangers QE because if the dollar is declining in value relative to gold, it must also be declining in value relative to other currencies. Once the exchange rate starts collapsing, we lose control. So, we got to suppress gold. I don’t know which side of the equation will play out first.

Oct 20 07:44

Press TV reporter in Turkey killed in suspicious car accident

On Friday, she told Press TV that the Turkish intelligence agency had accused her of spying probably due to some of the stories she has covered about Turkey’s stance on the ISIL terrorists in Kobani and its surroundings, adding that she feared being arrested.

Shim said she was among the few journalists obtaining stories of militants infiltrating into Syria through the Turkish border, adding that she had received images from militants crossing the Turkish border into Syria in World Food Organization and other NGOs’ trucks.

Oct 20 07:43

Mad Scientists at Kenema Unleash Ebola Epidemic

I presented the case for the Kemena bio-lab as the source of spreading the Ebola outbreak in Saturday’s post, and I had to circle back and debunk the debunkers. It states on the hospital consortium’s own website that it is involved in research on lethal diseases at Kenema. The trump card, or the rest of the story, is in this post.

Indeed, starting in January, the consortium running the Kenema lab inked a $140 million deal with Department of Defense and a pharma company called Tekmira to conduct Phase I Ebola vaccine trails at Kenema on humans [see "Tekmira Doses First Subject in Human Clinical Trial of TKM-Ebola" press release].

The information provided begs the question: Where did they get the human subjects?

Oct 20 07:43

Internet Morality and Policing Harassment: Punishing the Trolls

It has been in the works for some time, but the British government is showing keenness to enact laws that will punish those guilty of Internet “trolling”. According to Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, “This is a law to combat cruelty – and marks our determination to take a stand against a baying cyber-mob.”

Oct 20 07:30

Israeli soldiers worse than ISIL terrorists: Israeli MP

An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the ISIL and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”

“They (ISIL) kill one person at a time with a knife and the IDF at the press of a button [kills] dozens of Palestinians,” Haneen Zoabi said in a Sunday interview with Channel 2 Online.

The Arab member of the Israeli Knesset added that an Israeli pilot is no less a terrorist than a person who takes a knife and commits a beheading.

Oct 20 07:28

Richie Allen Speaks with Gilad Atzmon about the last Gaza Conflict

"The Palestinians are devastated, but the Israelis are the big losers following the bombardment of Gaza".

We spoke about 'solidarity', controlled opposition, political paralysis and activists' impotence. I also spoke about the structures and the building of cognitive elite. I attempted to explain the difference between Palestinian subservient elite (Ramallah) and combatant one (Gaza).

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Oct 20 07:28

Press TV reporter appears to be victim of CIA black op: Rodney Martin

“Mrs. Shim most likely died as a result of her tireless pursuit of truth which is suppressed by media in the West. Mrs. Shim appears to be the victim of a CIA black op, most likely with the cooperation of Turkey who just recently accused her of being a ‘spy’ after she exposed Turkey’s assistance of ISIL,” Martin said.

Oct 20 07:27

The Sesame Street Cookie Monster and the Architects of Evil.

I know I am not the only one who thinks so. The sense of imminence concerning some large and terrible event, manifesting from a government sponsored act of terrorism is making itself known to some number of us. Previously I stated that I had a positive feel about the imminence. I take this to mean that they are going to do it but they are going to screw it up and get caught out. This has to be the source of my optimism because… what else could it be? The time is as right as it can get with the rigged election cycle coming up.

Oct 20 07:27

Who will Turkey 'train and equip' in Syria?

The visit to Turkey last week of retired Marine Gen. John Allen, the US special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter IS, and Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary of state, as reported here, is a case in point. Turkey made no concession to allow reinforcement of Syrian Kurdish rebels battling IS forces in Kobani. US officials had to backtrack, with some awkwardness, on whether Turkey had agreed to the use of the Incirlik air base by the United States for attacks against IS forces; Ankara had not granted permission, at least not yet.

Oct 20 07:21

CDC Memory-Holes “Unacceptable” Ebola Safety Guide

A CDC safety guide that was flagged up by a prominent doctor as dangerously wrong has been quietly removed from the agency’s website, despite the fact that CDC head Thomas Frieden defended the instructions on live TV.

Calling the CDC’s instructional guide “unacceptable”, George Washington University hospital laboratory director Dr. Jonathan Reiner noted last week that government produced diagrams showed health care workers with exposed areas of skin around the face and neck.

Oct 20 07:14

Libya: From Africa’s Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention

This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libya’s former president, Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africa’s greatest nations.

In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into Africa’s wealthiest nation. Libya had the highest GDP per capita and life expectancy on the continent. Less people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands.

After NATO’s intervention in 2011, Libya is now a failed state and its economy is in shambles. As the government’s control slips through their fingers and into to the militia fighters’ hands, oil production has all but stopped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I was 16, my parents bought me a nice bicycle with which to ride to school. Brand new, shiny, lots of chrome, and all the gadgets. Without intending to I had what was clearly the nicest bike in the neighborhood. So, some other kids grabbed the bike one day and smashed it up, and while I was able to repair it, the remaining dents and scratches made it appear inferior to the bikes ridden by those other boys. Now, you expect that sort of behavior from 16 year old boys, but it appears the governments of the US and EU, unable to actually make their nations great while in slavery to the private central banks, have hit on the idea of stealing other peoples' nations and smashing them up, in order to go on claiming that they, the US and EU, are the greatest nations remaining on Earth. That does not say very much about the governments we allow to rule us.

Oct 20 07:11

Five coaches suspended in New Jersey sexual abuse and hazing scandal

NJ Advance Media, citing interviews with victims, has reported that the freshman players were held down while other players inserted fingers into their rectums and then their mouths.

Oct 20 07:09

East Jerusalem construction to continue: Netanyahu

He said [settlement] construction would go on in East Jerusalem for both Jews and Arabs. He added that nobody could prevent his government from building homes for Jews in the ancient city.

"We are ready to fight with an iron fist anyone who seeks to divide our city," Netanyahu said assertively.

Oct 20 07:08

FLASHBACK MAY - Experiments could cause deadly bird flu pandemic, scientists warn

Scientists have created a new and highly contagious form of bird flu that could trigger a deadly global pandemic if accidentally unleashed, according to concerned researchers.

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