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"Each of you, Jew and Gentile alike, who has not already enlisted in this sacred war should do so now and here. It is not sufficient that you should buy no goods made in Germany. You must refuse to deal with any merchant or shopkeeper who sells any German--made goods or who patronises German ships or shipping... we will undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends." -- Samuel Undermeyer, in a Radio Broadcast on WABC, New York, August 6, 1933. Reported in the New York Times, August 7, 1933.

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October 31, 2014

Oct 31 07:10

Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

The people who are trying to say stop worrying about Ebola in New York, stop worrying about Ebola at Newark airport, what they're trying to do is lose the teachable moment. If they succeed in getting people to stop worrying, they will regret it, because there's a lot to worry about it.

Calming us down shouldn't be a goal. It would be different if people were panicking in the street.

But the evidence doesn't say that say people are unreasonably, dangerously upset. They're sometimes worried about the right things more than the experts are.

Oct 31 07:08

100 N.J. residents with no Ebola symptoms being monitored at home, state says

There are “approximately 100” people in New Jersey who are under “active monitoring” for Ebola, although no one has shown symptoms of having contracted the potentially deadly virus, a spokeswoman for the state Health Department confirmed tonight.

Oct 31 07:07

Oklahoma health officials say patient evaluated for Ebola, tests positive for Malaria

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and Tulsa Health Department (THD) report say a patient being monitored in Tulsa, Okla. for Ebola tested positive for Malaria.

October 30, 2014

Oct 30 20:32

BREAKING: Reports of gunman at Everett Boeing facility

Several people called police around 7 p.m. to report an armed man inside the facility, according to Aaron Snell with the Everett police department. Snell said the callers reported seeing a man walking with a rifle.


Oct 30 20:05

The Day Israel Attacked America

In 1967, at the height of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, the Israeli Air Force launched an unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty, a US Navy spy ship that was monitoring the conflict from the safety of international waters in the Mediterranean.

Israeli jet fighters hit the vessel with rockets, cannon fire and napalm, before three Israeli torpedo boats moved in to launch a second more devastating attack. Though she did not sink, the Liberty was badly damaged. Thirty-four US servicemen and civilian analysts were killed, another 171 were wounded.

Oct 30 18:50

Indian government bars first class travel, five-star hotel meetings for bureaucrats and have been asked to use video-conferencing instead to reduce expenditure on them

Unveiling an austerity drive to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent, the Narendra Modi government has barred bureaucrats from travelling first class on overseas visits and have been asked to use video conferencing as much as possible.


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Oct 30 18:45

Stocks Are On Borrowed Time

Oct 30 18:41

Israel reopens Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Israel announced reopening doors to Al-Aqsa mosque's compound on Thursday, after it had closed it following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner late Wednesday.

Israeli police shot and killed Muataz Hijazi, the Palestinian man suspected of shooting and trying to kill the Jewish activist, but the incident intensified clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli riot police.

Israel had said earlier that the closure of the site was temporary and was aimed at calming tempers after the shooting.

Oct 30 18:41

Russia and Ukraine agree gas supply deal

Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union.

Oct 30 18:38

Black Teen Football Hero Sues White Cop Who Put A Gun To His Head For A Seat Belt Violation

"No explanation was given to Merritt or his mother about why such force was used."

Oct 30 18:33

LEAKED VIDEO: Cop Masturbating at Miami High School Campus

Miami-Dade Schools Police

Oct 30 18:31

Six travelers from West Africa being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Indiana

State health officials are monitoring six people in Indiana for Ebola symptoms in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Oct 30 18:30

CDC Expands Ebola Risk Factors For Forcible Quarantine

Previously the CDC outlined how, “Brief interactions, such as walking by a person or moving through a hospital, do not constitute close contact.” However, the new guidelines state that “brief proximity,” or “being in the same room for a brief period of time” with an Ebola victim now constitutes enough of a risk factor for consideration of mandatory quarantine.

Oct 30 17:46

"Sentiment Warning Signal Flashing Red"

Oct 30 16:52

How Cops Talk About Mundanes When They Think Nobody Else is Listening

A few months ago, Austin Police Chief Art Acevdo responded to complaints about the abuse of a female jogger by his minions by saying, in effect: Hey, she should be grateful that she wasn’t raped: “In some cities, cops are actually committing sexual assaults on duty.”

Oct 30 16:48

DEA, Denver Police Raid Multiple Marijuana Grow Operations

It remains unclear why the police action was conducted

Oct 30 16:46

GOV CLEARS GOV OF WRONG DOING - Ferguson shooting probe of possible grand jury leak wasn't exactly in-depth

Grand jury investigating Ferguson shooting cleared of misconduct, prosecutor says

GOV CLEARS GOV OF WRONG DOING

Oct 30 15:45

Getting Rich from Death & Destruction: A How-To Guide

The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed.
A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated.
- William Ellery Channing

Oct 30 15:43

Louisiana tells anyone who's been exposed to Ebola: Stay away

Louisiana is set to host one of the year’s biggest gatherings of infectious disease experts next week, but anyone's who's recently been to West Africa won’t be welcome.

A pair of top state officials wrote a letter to the more than 3,500 members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene who planned to attend the conference this week, warning them to stay away if they’ve had potential Ebola exposure.


Oct 30 15:35

Cops: Elderly Man Justified in Shooting, Killing Robber Who Attacked Wife

A Texas man will not be charged by police after he shot a robber who attacked his wife in the parking lot of a grocery store, a perfect example of why concealed carry handgun laws and the Second Amendment are vital.

Oct 30 15:28

AIPAC - THIS IS WHAT TREASON LOOKS LIKE

Our so called "Representatives" in DC are merely paid whores for International Zionism.

At Least 29 Members of US House of Representatives Are Israeli Dual Citizens and Need to Be Voted Out on November 4, 2014
http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/least-29-members-us-house-repres...

Oct 30 15:28

Police Using Controversial Patriot Act Authority for 'Everyday' Cases: Civil Liberties Group

A contentious surveillance provision of the Patriot Act, which allows law enforcement to conduct searches while delaying informing the suspect, is broadly used, but almost never in terrorism cases—despite Justice Department officials arguments to the contrary, according to an analysis by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

"Yet again, terrorism concerns appear to be trampling our civil liberties," writes EFF’s Mark Jaycox.


Oct 30 15:25

FBI Attends Secret House Meeting to Discuss Access to iPhones

The Obama administration is ramping up its campaign to force technology companies to help the government spy on their users. -- FBI and Justice Department officials met with House staffers this week for a classified briefing on how encryption is hurting police investigations, according to staffers familiar with the meeting.

Oct 30 15:19

WRH Reader Letter

READER: 2 headlines on WRH today:
"LAPD Officer Arrested After Allegedly Committing a Lewd Act in Public" and
"Footage shows homeless black man Milton Hall being shot at 46 times by police ... blood running down the street like water"

Cops shooting an unarmed man 46 times is definitely "LEWD" - but no punishment charged against them. However some supposedly sexually-related act (not mentioned in the article) results in both criminal and administrative sanctions. This country is indeed ethically screwed!!

Oct 30 15:05

War Resumes in Ukraine

On October 30th, the Novorossian press agency announced that on the prior day, Ukrainian troops had resumed their heavy shelling of towns in the former Luhansk and Donetsk Republics, two regions which had been joined together as a new nation Novorussia, and which had originally been Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk administrative districts, bordering with Russia.

Oct 30 15:03

Fed-Backed Study: How to Brainwash Public into Fearing “Climate Change” Like Ebola

The National Science Foundation is funding a study to determine how to brainwash the public into fearing “climate change and overpopulation” as if they were Ebola. -- The NSF awarded an $84,000 grant to researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo yesterday to figure out how to make the public fear “climate change and overpopulation” as much as Ebola by analyzing how the public became concerned about a potential large-scale Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

Oct 30 14:58

U.S. Government Orders 250,000 Hazmat Suits to be Sent to Dallas

manager with a major shipping company has exclusively revealed to Infowars that the U.S. government has ordered 250,000 Hazmat suits to be sent to Dallas, the location of the first Ebola outbreak in the United States.

Oct 30 14:54

VOTER FRAUD: Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

Oct 30 14:46

90 Pounds of Cocaine Found on Cargo Ship Owned by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Father-in-Law

Before the Ping May, a rusty cargo vessel, could disembark from the port of Santa Marta en route to the Netherlands in late August, Colombian inspectors boarded the boat and made a discovery. Hidden in the ship’s chain locker, amidst its load of coal bound for Europe, were approximately 40 kilograms, or about 90 pounds, of cocaine. A Colombian Coast Guard official told The Nation that there is an ongoing investigation.

Oct 30 14:45

50,000 Missing Georgia Voter-Registration Applications? Nothing to See Here

With races for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate neck-and-neck, every vote count

Oct 30 14:44

FBI Quietly Seeks Broader Hacking Powers

The FBI is seeking to expand its hacking and surveillance powers through "an apparently backdoor route," the Guardian reported Wednesday, a move that civil liberties groups say could infringe upon constitutional rights.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed (pdf) an amendment to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, having to do with warrants for remote access to electronic data. The rule changes, according to the DOJ, would make it easier for law enforcement "to investigate and prosecute...crimes involving Internet anonymizing technologies," such as Tor.

Oct 30 14:29

"They can't unrape you." - Austin's Finest

So funny I could rip their throats out!

Oct 30 14:17

Zombies Are Us: The Walking Dead in the American Police State

snip: Here’s the curious thing: while zombies may be the personification of our darkest fears, they embody the government’s paranoia about the citizenry as potential threats that need to be monitored, tracked, surveilled, sequestered, deterred, vanquished and rendered impotent. Why else would the government feel the need to monitor our communications, track our movements, criminalize our every action, treat us like suspects, and strip us of any means of defense while equipping its own personnel with an amazing arsenal of weapons?

Oct 30 14:11

Panic In Financial Markets Prompts More Bank And Government Bailouts

The ECB decided yesterday to buy more Spanish securitized private debt or ABS, corporate bonds or mortgage-backed securities and loans of various types, something that had never done before bonuses.

Oct 30 14:02

Afghan retreat echoes of Vietnam defeat

The “exceptional” Americans in Washington like to refer to their foreign interventions as “nation building.” Like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, among dozens of other unfortunate countries to have hosted American “nation builders” over the past century, the people of these wretched lands have experienced Washington’s reverse Midas Touch. Far from turning to gold, everything Washington touches brings death and destruction.

It didn’t quite garner the same media highlight, but nevertheless there was the unmistakable comparison this week between the evacuation of American troops from southern Afghanistan and the Fall of Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1975.

Oct 30 13:35

Jonathan Djanogly, example of UK's Israel stooges

Stuart Littlewood examines the behaviour of an Israel flag waver in the UK parliament, Jonathan Djanogly, one of the “dirty dozen” lawmakers who voted against recognising Palestine as an independent state.

Oct 30 13:32

TSA Confiscates Raygun Belt Buckle BECAUSE TERRORISM!

Award-winning videographer Sean Malone had a raygun belt buckle confiscated recently by the good folks at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You know, because all of the 9/11 hijackers were packing rayguns or something.

Oct 30 13:29

Five year high in Pentagon spending

The rate at which the United States economy grew last quarter has surpassed the expectations of experts, and a surge in military spending is said to be the culprit.

On Thursday, the US Commerce Department announced that the country’s gross domestic product, or GDP, grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate for the third quarter of 2014, well beyond Bloomberg’s forecasted pace of only 3.0 percent.

Oct 30 13:27

EU energy commissioner optimistic on final gas agreement between Russia, Ukraine

EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has expressed the hope that the European Union, Ukraine and Russia will manage to strike the final gas deal at a trilateral meeting in Brussels.

Oct 30 13:24

Pedophile Catholic priest commits suicide

A priest who recently admitted to sexually abusing a minor female has killed himself at a church in Italy.

Oct 30 13:20

Gunshot wounds, fights with police: San Francisco riots after Giants win World Series

San Francisco Giants fans celebrated the team’s World Series championship throughout the City by the Bay. The late-night festivities turned violent in some places, with three people injured and several arrests.

Oct 30 13:16

Illegal Drones Spotted Over French Nuclear Plants

Authorities in France on Thursday announced the launch of an investigation into a series of mysterious drones that have been sighted flying over a number of the nation’s nuclear power facilities.

Unmanned aircraft have been documented flying over seven separate facilities operated by the state-owned nuclear power company EDF between Oct. 5 and Oct. 20, according to company officials.

Oct 30 13:13

Five hurt in Rome jobs protest clashes

Skirmishes broke out between Italian police and metal workers protesting job cuts in Rome on Wednesday, fuelling tensions between Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government and trade unions.

Oct 30 13:09

The Russians are coming! Mainstream media's red scare echo chamber

Evil reds may no longer be the staple of Hollywood villains they used to be, but Russians star as the bad guys in many news reports in the West – regardless of whether the narrative can be supported by actual evidence.

Oct 30 13:03

Burkina Faso army announces dissolution of govt, parliament

Burkina Faso’s army has announced the dissolution of the country’s National Assembly and the establishment of a new transitional governing body after nearly two days of opposition protests outside government buildings.

“A transitional body will be put in place in consultation with all parties. A return to the constitutional order is expected in no more than 12 months,” General Honore Traore told a news conference on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, a state of emergency was declared in the capital, Ouagadougou. Furious demonstrators set fire to the Parliament building among other government structures, reportedly forcing President Blaise Compaore to abandon constitutional amendment plans which would allow him to seek reelection for a third term next year.

Oct 30 13:02

Netanyahu ‘chickenshit’ & ‘coward’: US officials go tough on Israeli PM

US-Israeli relations have sunk to new lows after Obama administration officials were cited calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit” and “coward” engaging in political posturing, instead of efforts at Middle-Eastern de-escalation.

Oct 30 12:58

Russia not to get warship just yet: French minister

The conditions are not yet in place for France to deliver a controversial warship to Russia, the French finance minister said on Thursday, after Moscow said the handover would take place next month.

Oct 30 12:53

Caring about the poor doesn't make me a communist, insists Pope Francis

Pope Francis called on activists to attack the structural causes of poverty and defend workers’ rights, adding that caring about the poor did not make him a communist.

Maybe not, but caring about the poor while heading up an institution that has done little but hoard money, art, valuable land and buildings over the centuries comes across as being a more than little shallow.

Oct 30 12:51

Tar Sands resistance blowing huge hole in oil industry’s bottom line: Report

'Business as usual for Big Oil—particularly in the tar sands—is over.'

Oct 30 12:35

Supplements under attack again! Dangerous lawsuit threatens the few supplement health claims currently allowed

Earlier this month we told you about international pharmaceutical company Bayer AG's battle with the Federal Trade Commission over whether its marketing statements about its probiotic colon supplement are unsubstantiated disease claims (not allowed) orstructure/function claims (allowed). This week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against Bayer because of its "false claims on ads and labels" for its One A Day Vitamins. The group is asking for an injunction against specific marketing statements, and seeking refunds to consumers.

Oct 30 12:34

Growing unease among parents, lawmakers over RFID biometric tracking of students

The relatively new tracking technology allows schools to more accurately follow student attendance, lunch purchases and students who ride buses, but lawmakers in many states have banned specific types of student data collection over privacy concerns, Governing.com reports.

"This year, Florida became the first state to ban the use of biometric identification in its schools. Kansas said biometric data cannot be collected without student or parental consent. New Hampshire, Colorado and North Carolina said the state education departments cannot collect and store biometric data as part of student records.

Oct 30 12:24

CDC: U.S.Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

With the complex nature and seriousness of the outbreak, CDC has created interim guidance for monitoring people potentially exposed to Ebola and for evaluating their intended travel, including the application of movement restrictions when indicated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without using the politically loaded word "Quarantine", even the CDC is now admitting as of October 29th that it is reasonable to "control the movements" of people potentially exposed to the Ebola virus.

Oct 30 12:13

Talks With Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Fail, Governor to Use 'Full Authority'

Negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox, who refuses to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, have "failed" and the governor of Maine will now "exercise the full extent of his authority," according to a statement from the governor's office.

Gov. Paul LePage didn't say whether that meant getting a court order to enforce Hickox's quarantine or forcing her to take an Ebola blood test. Earlier today, LePage indicated to ABC News that he would abandon his demand that Hickox remain under quarantine if she would agree to take a blood test for the lethal virus.

"I was ready and willing -- and remain ready and willing -- to reasonably address the needs of healthcare workers meeting guidelines to assure the public health is protected," LePage said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all staged public relations. Kaci Hickox has now been revealed as a trained "Intelligence Operative" for the CDC, and is the centerpiece in the administration's efforts to prevent the state governments from taking precautions against Ebola. Obama is still thinking about keeping the airlines happy, keeping the shoppers headed to the malls, and making sure they show up at the rigged voting booths next Tuesday. This despite the CDC's admission that the "direct contact only" story was (to be polite) flat-out wrong and Ebola can be transmitted by aerosols, according to MIT, as far as 20 feet, and survive on surfaces for days. Obama is recklessly gambling with the lives of Americans for political and economic gain.

Oct 30 12:08

Snow to Plaster Appalachians, New England as Cold Arrives

A storm riding a blast of cold air will unleash heavy snow on the central and southern Appalachians Saturday and will turn toward part of New England by Sunday.

Oct 30 12:07

More isolation for Israel: Palestine officially recognised by Sweden

In the midst of a stalled peace process and mounting political isolation for Israel, Sweden on Thursday joined over 130 other nations in officially recognizing the Palestinian state.

In response to the development, Israel immediately recalled its ambassador to Sweden, Isaac Bachman.

Oct 30 12:07

Anti-Spyware: Independent ISPs fight back for privacy of Americans

In the face of America's far-reaching surveillance program, hardly any tech companies can now guarantee a hundred per cent privacy. RT's Marina Portnaya met the owner of a small provider, who has so far managed to prevent government spying.

Oct 30 12:05

Malala Yousafzai donating $50,000 to rebuild war-damaged Gaza school

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai donating proceeds of World Children’s Prize to rebuild UN school in Gaza, agency says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's what a REAL Nobel Peace Prize Winner does.

Oct 30 12:01

Ukraine May Not Receive Next IMF Tranche Until 2015: Spokesperson

Ukraine may not receive a third aid tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before next year, as the mission may be unable to make a decision before a new Ukrainian government is formed, IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice told reporters Wednesday.

Oct 30 12:01

Ontario school asks kids not to wear costumes for Halloween

Oct 30 11:57

Libyan torture victim wins right to sue British government in open court

A Libyan exile, who was allegedly tortured with the complicity of the British intelligence services, has won the right to have his case heard in open court, despite government attempts to prevent the case being heard in public.

Abdel Hakim Belhaj, and his wife Fatima Bouchar, accuse the British government of allowing the regime of former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi to torture them in 2004, with MI6 and former Labour Foreign Secretary Jack Straw complicit in US-led rendition programs.

Oct 30 11:38

BEX ALERT - The Republicans’ Profane Attack on the Sacred Right to Vote

There is a database housed in Arkansas with your name in it … that is, if you live in one of the 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. It’s one of the growing components of an aggressive drive across the U.S. by Republicans to stop many Americans from voting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is not stopping people from voting. It is stopping people from voting more than once. Anyone opposed to the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is clearly supporting election fraud and should be banned from public life.

Oct 30 11:35

Skinnier Seats on More Crowded Planes

Delta, United, American, Southwest and other airlines around the world have installed seats with trim metal frames and ultrathin cushions, squeezing rows closer together to pack more people on each flight. Three-quarters of Delta’s domestic fleet and one-quarter of United’s now have the new slim-line seating.

Oct 30 11:33

WTO Says U.S. Consumers Don’t Need to Know Where Meat Comes From

This week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) finally issued a decision in the challenge made by Mexico and Canada to the U.S.’s country-of-origin (COOL) labeling rules for meat. And environmental and food safety groups are hopping mad, as WTO upheld the contention made by those countries, supported by multi0national meat packers, that the rules unfairly impede global trade.

“The meatpacking lobby has lost the COOL debate from the court of public opinion to the Court of Appeals to the halls of Congress so they are taking their complaint to the faceless unelected bureaucrats in Geneva,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “When the meat cannot get its way here in America, it is trying to use the WTO to overturn the will of the American people.”

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Oct 30 11:25

NY State Trooper Brian Beardsley drives drunk, kills man, does no time

New york state trooper Brian Beardsley admits to drinking and running a man over on his way home. He then fled the scene of the accident and left the man to die.

In May of 2011 Beardsley was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident – a Class D felony. If found guilty, he could have been caged for up to seven years.

Yet, four months later, in September of 2011, James Curry threw out the charge and Beardsley faced no repercussions for taking the life of another.

Oct 30 11:24

Surveillance of social movement groups increases under Harper government

The Council of Canadians is concerned by the increasing pattern of surveillance under the Harper government of social movement groups, including our own organization.

In June, we denounced the Harper government's order to federal departments to monitor all political demonstrations across the country. The Government Operations Centre is "compiling a list of all known demonstrations" that has included protests against fracking, a healing dance, a prayer ceremony and a fundraiser. More on this at Government Operations Centre to monitor all protests.

Oct 30 11:20

Swedish support for joining Nato swells after Russian sub tale

More Swedes are now in favour of their country joining Nato than are against the idea, according to a new survey by pollsters Novus.
37 percent of Swedes questioned said they supported joining Nato compared with 36 percent who were against the idea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now we know the motive for the bogus Russian sub story!

Oct 30 11:18

How much is whatreallyhappened.com worth?

estimated worth, $ 13,805,000

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: Only 24 hours after I posted the above link, the estimated value for whatreallyhappened.com has gone from $13.8 million to just over $10 million. I guess "someone" doesn't like there to be any indication of this website's popularity and reach to be out there!

Oct 30 11:18

The End of Free Speech: FEC Democrats Move to Kill Political Dissent

Democrats on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) are planning to introduce new regulations regarding political content on the internet, in order to kill free speech and political dissent. The decision of intent, which was announced late Friday, came about after an anti-Obama video posted to Youtube raised the ire of Democrats who found themselves powerless to stifle it as it was not a paid-for political ad, which would have brought it under existing FEC regulations.

Oct 30 11:14

US beginning to ‘disengage’ from Israel: Analyst

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kind of like when an altar boy disengages from a priest, I guess!

Oct 30 11:09

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

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

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Oct 30 11:08

Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'

Nato aircraft have been scrambled to shadow Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea and fighter planes over the Baltic in what the western alliance called an unusual burst of activity as tensions remain elevated because of the situation in Ukraine.

In all, Nato said, its jets intercepted four groups of Russian aircraft in about 24 hours since Tuesday and some were still on manoeuvres late on Wednesday afternoon.

“These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European air space,” the alliance said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were Putin and knew the US was trying to start a war, I would probably call for some additional training.

Oct 30 10:58

Anti-quarantine nurse Hickox was trained as intelligence officer by the CDC

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who has made headlines over the last few days by refusing to quarantine herself after returning from the Ebola front lines in Africa, turns out to have been trained as an "intelligence officer" under a two-year CDC program modeled after the U.S. military.

As you can see from the document below, Hickox graduated from a two-year CDC intelligence officer training program in 2012. This is the same nurse whose LinkedIn page was recently scrubbed to hide her ties to the CDC, an agency that stands to benefit tremendously in both political power and budgets if an Ebola outbreak sweeps across America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not the first time serious questions have been raised about CDC's "Intelligence Officers", who operate primarily as information warfare specialists, including attacks on those who question the safety and efficacy of vaccines!

Oct 30 10:48

Powder Keg: Cliven Bundy Supporters Openly Warn Feds To Stand Down In 3 Million Acre Land Grab

In today’s episode, Pete relives the original Bundy Ranch standoff, and he also conveys his belief that a 2nd Bundy Ranch Standoff will ensue if the federal government dares to take the 3 million acres they have recently proposed and published on their website. Santilli’s comments are important, especially as they relate to the U.S. Constitution. Article one, section 7 paragraph 17 of the U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits what the U.S. Government can and cannot own as far as land. Taking 3 million acres from the American people is outright unconstitutional, and Santilli tells Senator Harry Reid, the BLM, the DOJ and every other communist who has infiltrated the U.S. Government that we will not let them take the land from the people of the state of Nevada. Santilli openly calls for a 2nd Bundy Ranch Standoff in order to defend our constitutional rights as a people.

Oct 30 10:46

Hacking democracy on Vimeo

Oct 30 10:46

When Arming the Rebels Goes Wrong?

The rapid and violent rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS, has sparked growing calls for deeper U.S. involvement in the arming and training of rebel forces in Syria.
The trouble is, such efforts might now always work as advertised.

Earlier this month, The New York Times reported on a still-classified internal CIA review — commissioned during the Obama administration’s deliberations over its Syria policy — that concluded that many past attempts by the agency to arm foreign forces have had little effect on the long-term outcome of the conflict. As the Times reported, “They were even less effective … when the militias fought without any direct American support on the ground.”

Although the Times analysis did not detail specific examples from the CIA report, several of the agency’s failed attempts at foreign intervention are widely known.

Oct 30 10:45

Republican Campaign

Earlier this month, the National Republican Campaign Committee began running an ad across the state in an effort to link Ashford to Nikko Jenkins, a convicted killer who murdered four people last summer after getting released from prison for good behavior. Jenkins served half of his 21-year sentence for robbery and assault because of the state’s “Good Time Law,” which Ashford supported.

Oct 30 10:40

We Prep for Ebola Because of Irresponsible People Like Kacie Hickox

That nurse in Maine sure does love the spotlight.

After Kacie Hickox returned from Sierra Leone, where she was treating Ebola patients, she was outraged when she was put in isolation by the state of New Jersey. After railing about her civil rights, she was then transferred to her home in Maine, where she was asked to remain home for the remainder of the 21 day incubation period.

Well, you can't tell Kacie Hickox what to do. No sir. She knows her rights.

Although she tried to portray herself as a saintly caregiver who was being victimized, today she showed herself to be anything but selfless.

She defied the quarantine and went out for a bike ride with her boyfriend, which was the equivalent of giving a great big middle finger salute to those who asked her to remain home.

Oct 30 10:34

Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis.

The number of billionaires has doubled since the start of the financial crisis, according to a major new report from anti-poverty campaigners.

According to Oxfam, the world’s rich are getting richer, leaving hundreds of millions of people facing a life “trapped in poverty” as global “inequality spirals out of control”.
The report found that the number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled to 1,646 since the financial crisis of 2009, and Oxfam says is evidence that the benefits of a return to economic growth are “not being shared with the vast majority”.

Oct 30 10:34

Canadian Politician, Thomas Mulcair: Shooter was a criminal, not a terrorist.

The shooter in last week's deadly attack in Ottawa was a criminal, but not a terrorist — according to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
"I don't think we have enough evidence to use that word," Mulcair said at the end of an emotional party caucus meeting Wednesday, one week after Michael Zehaf Bibeau opened fire on a soldier and then on security guards just outside the government and Opposition caucus meeting rooms.

Oct 30 10:20

Brain decoder can eavesdrop on your inner voice

AS YOU READ THIS, YOUR NEURONS ARE FIRING – THAT BRAIN ACTIVITY CAN NOW BE DECODED TO REVEAL THE SILENT WORDS IN YOUR HEAD

Oct 30 10:08

COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF THE BDS MOVEMENT

Originally I was going to headline this post A SMALL STEP FOR MAN, A GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND …. AN EVEN GREATER LEAP FOR THE BDS MOVEMENT.

BUT

I must say that when we call for a boycott of companies situated in the Occupied West Bank we are calling for a boycott of the occupation itself. It is not our intention to put these companies out of business, just to get them out of lands that do not belong to them or Israel.

SO

In reality, the workers of SodaStream are victims of Collateral Damage in our ongoing war against the occupation. The workers of the plant involved, both Israeli and Palestinian have our sincerest wishes that they will soon find suitable employment elsewhere … they were certainly not our target.

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Oct 30 10:07

SPOOF ON SWEDEN’S RECOGNITION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE

Image created by our new Associate Artist, Gianluca Costantini.

Oct 30 10:06

Cop created false police reports to get his mistress’s husband thrown in jail

AUSTIN, TX – Austin police lieutenant Jason Disher was recently suspended for filing false police reports about his girlfriend’s husband and then blocking any other officers from investigating his actions.

Oct 30 10:04

Payday loan brokers help themselves to UK savers’ accounts, customers outraged

Brokers linked to payday loan companies may be raiding the bank accounts of over 1 million Britons, with many being the poorest in society, the UK’s biggest banks have warned.

Natwest, one of the largest retail banking chains in Britain, said it was “inundated” with complaints from customers.

Victims claimed that brokerages, offering deals on payday loans – short term loans with very high fixed rates of interest – are extracting sums of £50 to £70 from savings accounts without informing customers first.

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Will the person who borrowed the blueprints for the guillotine please return them. Requests for this information are piling up! :)

Oct 30 10:02

Sweden officially recognizes Palestinian state, Israel recalls ambassador

Sweden has recognized the occupied state of Palestine officially, according to its foreign ministry. The Scandinavian has become the first West-European EU state to recognize the territories. Israel has recalled its ambassador in Sweden in protest.

The news follows an earlier hint by Prime Minister Stefan Lovfen in his Social Democrat manifesto, during his inaugural address in October, that this would happen. The idea was quickly met with criticism from the United States and Israel.

"Our decision comes at a critical time because over the last year we have seen how the peace talks have stalled, how decisions over new settlements on occupied Palestinian land have complicated a two-state solution and how violence has returned to Gaza," Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told reporters.

"By making our decision we want to bring a new dynamic to the stalled peace process."

Oct 30 09:59

FLASHBACK 2010 - WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers

A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.

Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions.

Oct 30 09:55

Russia Launches Unmanned Supply Ship Toward Space Station

An unmanned Russian supply ship launched toward the International Space Station early Wednesday (Oct. 29), beginning a six-hour cargo delivery that comes one day after a private U.S. rocket exploded while attempting a similar mission.

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Oct 30 09:40

Social Media Surveillance Expands as IBM Taps Twitter

Joe Wright
Activist Post

Public outrage about the global spy network continues to be ignored as corporations and governments announce open partnerships in harvesting all of our data. Social media is one particular playground for data brokers who feast upon the information we "willingly" provide...

Oct 30 09:33

Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health

Dubbed the multi-tasking mineral, magnesium is a critical but often overlooked nutrient for the prevention of asthma, diabetes, heart disease, insomnia, migraines, osteoporosis, and more.

From The Magnesium Miracle, here are the top 22 conditions that may be caused by magnesium deficiency. Each one can be treated with magne­sium supplementation.

Oct 30 09:32

Those Dancing Hypocrites on Invisible Wires of Compliance.

I'm guessing this Tuesday is Election Day. That should make this weekend significant, It is truly an experience for me to watch The Last Empire crumble into ruin. There are any number of factors which makes the occurrence memorable. Not the least of these occurrences is the level of maintained ignorance that attends it and without which, it couldn't happen. In this atmosphere of ruin and devastation I see art beginning to mimic life. That is... if you can call these things art; all those zombie movies, which I don't get the attraction for and the spate of apocalyptic films that have come out over recent decades. You can get a feel for what might likely come about by observing the awareness level of the generations and making comparative analysis of disparities between them in the areas where there are disparities. It is interesting to watch people's attention gravitate to the lowest common denominator, once the option has been set into place, as an overlay upon more superior choices.

Oct 30 09:32

PFLP-GC steps up Lebanese border presence

A security source told The Daily Star that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command has recently fortified its military posts over a 14-kilometer-stretch of the Lebanese border in the Bekaa Valley, in coordination with Hezbollah and Syrian military figures.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said that the recent security measures were aimed at protecting border areas in the western and eastern Bekaa Valley from possible attacks by the Nusra Front, ISIS and the Free Syrian Army.

Oct 30 09:31

The Movie That Completely Exposes the Myth of the 'Free Press'

There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than there is in the movie “All the President’s Men,” which celebrates the exploits of the reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal.

Oct 30 09:28

The Wrath of Draghi: First German Bank Hits Savers with Negative Interest Rate

Deutsche Skatbank, a division of VR-Bank Altenburger Land, which was founded in 1859, is not the biggest bank in Germany, but it’s the first bank to confirm what German savers have been dreading for a while: the wrath of Draghi.

Retail and business customers with over €500,000 on deposit as of November 1 will earn a “negative interest rate” of 0.25%. In less euphemistic terms, they have to pay0.25% per annum to the bank for the privilege of handing the bank their hard-earned money or their business cash.

“There will be no direct impact on your savings,” the ECB announced five months ago. “Only banks that deposit money in certain accounts at the ECB have to pay.” But it added ominously, “Commercial banks may of course choose to lower interest rates for savers.”

And that would be good for savers:

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To those of you in the US who say, "That CANNOT possibly happen in the US", please think again.

Have no more money in your checking account than is needed to pay your bills. Place all the rest of your money under your personal control. Think about getting small, untraceable amounts of gold and silver to add to your personal portfolio.

Inflation in the US has already catastrophically destroyed whatever you have saved; the suppression of gold and silver value will not continue forever.

Oct 30 09:25

Eric Holder to Ferguson Leakers: 'Shut Up'

ttorney General Eric Holder says that he is beyond exasperated — he is “mad,” in fact — at the leaks pouring out of the investigation into the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Holder even went so far as to advise those responsible for leaking the information to “shut up” in a public interview at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday.

Oct 30 09:22

EXCLUSIVE: Budget cuts, errant B1 bomber blamed in deadly ‘friendly fire’ accident in Afghan war

The “friendly fire” airstrike that killed five American soldiers in Afghanistan on June 9 is the first known case of a battlefield catastrophe that can be linked to automatic defense spending cuts that greatly curtailed prewar training.

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Suuuuuuuuuuuuuure. Someone screws up and it's an excuse to ask for more money!

Oct 30 09:19

The Russians are coming! UK media hypes up RAF interception of Latvian plane

Two Royal Air Force jets reportedly threatened to shoot down a Latvian cargo plane, rushing at supersonic speeds to intercept it, after the plane failed to respond to air traffic control over Kent in Southern England and sent authorities into panic mode.

“I am instructed by Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom to warn you that, if you do not respond immediately to my orders, you will be shot down,” radioed one of the jets, according to an audio recording circulating in UK media.

The incident occurred at about 5pm local time after the Latvian Antonov An-26 aircraft failed to make contact with air traffic controllers.

Oct 30 09:16

20-Year CBS News Veteran, Sharyl Attkisson, Details Massive Censorship and Propaganda in Mainstream Media

Reporters on the ground aren’t necessarily ideological, Attkisson says, but the major network news decisions get made by a handful of New York execs who read the same papers and think the same thoughts.

Often they dream up stories beforehand and turn the reporters into “casting agents,” told “we need to find someone who will say . . .” that a given policy is good or bad. “We’re asked to create a reality that fits their New York image of what they believe,” she writes.

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"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have." -- Richard Salent, Former President CBS News.

"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising". -- former NBC news President Rubin Frank

Asked to give a toast before the prestigious New York Press Club in 1880, John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Sun, made this candid confession [it's worth noting that Swinton was called "The Dean of His Profession" by other newsmen, who admired him greatly]:

" There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.

If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. "

Oct 30 09:14

Eleven countries studied, one inescapable conclusion – the drug laws don’t work. Eight month study shows legalisation policies do not result in wider use, and the US should be watched with interest

The Home Office comparison of international drug laws, published on Wednesday, represents the first official recognition since the 1971 Misuse ofDrugs Act that there is no direct link between being “tough on drugs” and tackling the problem.

Oct 30 09:13

Overweight crash test dummies being developed in response to rising obesity levels in the United States

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

That we enjoy greater peace of mind on the road -- with fatal accidents in the US at historic lows -- is largely due to the evolution of crash test dummies. Vehicle manufacturers must prove their safety with dummies before they can be legally sold in the US and Europe, and these unsung heroes have developed into extraordinarily sophisticated tools for collecting data and assessing risk.

Oct 30 09:04

Amazon-CIA $600 Million Deal Facing Scrutiny: ‘What’s the CIA Doing on Amazon’s Cloud?’

A billboard challenging Amazon to fully disclose the terms of its $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services for the Central Intelligence Agency has been unveiled at a busy intersection near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters.

The billboard’s launch — asking “the $600 million question: What’s the CIA Doing on Amazon’s Cloud?” — marks the escalation of a campaign by the online activist organizations RootsAction.org and ExposeFacts.org. The groups are calling for accountability from Amazon in an effort to inform the public of serious privacy implications of the Amazon-CIA collaboration. (ExposeFacts.org is a project of the Institute for Public Accuracy.)

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Given that CIA and Amazon are swapping tongue kisses these days, it becomes understandable why Alexa, owned by Amazon, is rigging the rankings of independent media websites lower and pushing up rankings of pro-government websites.

Oct 30 09:02

Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks

Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a "foreign country" for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying.

The Islamic Republic is at odds with the West over suspicions it is covertly using its declared civilian atomic energy programme to develop a nuclear arms capability. It denies this and has repeatedly accused certain Western states of trying to cripple the programme through acts of sabotage.

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Now, who would do a thing like that?!? :)

Oct 30 09:00

Zombie foreclosures rise in 16 states and 60 metro areas

There were 117,298 owner-vacated foreclosures nationwide in the third quarter of 2014, representing 18% of total properties in foreclosure, down from 141,406 in the second quarter of 2014 (17% of all foreclosures) and down 152,033 (23% of foreclosures) in the same period last year, according to data released Thursday by the real estate website RealtyTrac. “Zombie” foreclosures occur when the owner leaves the property, but the bank has yet to take possession of it.

Oct 30 09:00

Widespread layoffs and other cost cutting measures cold hit Tim Hortons after Burger King takeover, study says

Widespread layoffs and strict cost cutting measures could befall Tim Hortons if Burger King’s parent company takes over the chain, says a study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Oct 30 08:57

The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here

The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official said...

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Oct 30 08:48

Official use only: Joe Biden’s cheap vacation sparks investigation

US Vice President Joe Biden and other White House officials are taking heat for allegedly using a federally-owned log cabin to take family vacations, despite the fact that it has been designated only for official use since 1992.

The incident revolves around a four-day trip the vice president took with his wife and 11 other members of his family in August. The Biden clan stayed in the four-bedroom Brinkerhoff Lodge, which is located at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. However, it doesn’t appear the family paid for the visit.

Family members accompanying US officials on trips are usually required to pay their own way and for any extra charges.

Oct 30 08:47

Airplane crashed into airport building in Wichita, Kansas

A local NBC News affiliate reported shortly after that one person is in critical condition as a result of the incident, and confirmed that the plane in question is a Beechcraft that lost an engine during takeoff, citing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). According to Kansas’ KAKE News, the plane was trying to return to the airport immediately after departing when the crash occurred.

Oct 30 08:39

Remember that final scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?"

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It just happened for real in Saginaw. Michigan, courtesy of the police. The execution starts at 1:50 on the video as the police fire 45 shots at the victim and continue shooting after he is clearly down!

Despite abundant evidence that officers showed a reckless disregard for Milton's life, and opened fire without there being a direct threat the the lives of the officers, the U.S. Justice Department did not charge any of the officers responsible for the killing.

Oct 30 08:39

Two Years Later, No Charges After Police Kill Homeless Man in Barrage of 46 Shots

On a quiet Sunday in July 2012 in broad daylight, six police officers in Michigan repeatedly shot an African-American man struggling with homelessness and mental illness. While the killing of Milton Hall prompted local outrage and a federal investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice announced in February that it failed to find “sufficient evidence of willful misconduct” to prosecute the policemen.

Oct 30 08:34

CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.

“If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.

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Oct 30 08:32

Cost of War on ISIS- 1 Billion dollars and counting, expanding, consuming, growing!

This has just gotta have the military industrial complex/banking scum rejoicing?

These are the numbers for the US. When I get a hold of some Canadian figures I will put them here too!

Bankrupting a nation- debt enslaving it's people

Oct 30 08:31

'Bad, Bad Science': Weather Channel Founder Says Climate Change Is a Myth

Many officials in the Obama administration - including Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama himself - have repeatedly hammered home the message that climate change is one of mankind's greatest threats.

According to Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman, however, there is no scientific proof that supports man-made climate change.

Oct 30 08:30

Will US demand truth about Israeli killing of Palestinian-American child?

Thousands attended the 26 October funeral of Orwa Hammad, the 14-year-old Palestinian-American boy who was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank village of Silwad two days earlier.

Israeli occupation forces claimed Orwa had been about to throw a molotov cocktail, a justification frequently given for the killings of children.

Local residents told The New York Times that “Palestinians throwing stones clashed with Israeli soldiers in the village after Friday Prayer, but that Orwa was apparently killed hours later.”

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Oct 30 08:17

Remembering The 54th Anniversary Of The Israeli Massacre In Kafr Qasim

On the evening of October 29, 1956 Israeli troops shot and killed 49 unarmed Palestinian civilians in the village of Kafr Qasem, 20 km east of Tel Aviv near the green line.

Now the village has a population of 18,100 Palestinians, some of whom marched today alongside neighboring Arab villages to commemorate those killed 1956. People marched from the village center to the memorial site and placed candles for those killed; village leaders made speeches in commemoration.

Oct 30 08:16

Why Sweden recognized the Palestinian state

Sweden joins Malta and Cyprus, as the third European nation officially recognizing a Palestinian state. The British Parliament also voted to recognize the Palestinian state earlier this month, in a symbolic vote.

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Oct 30 08:08

Maine nurse defies quarantine order by taking bike ride

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

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Oct 30 07:25

The 7 Privacy Tools Essential to Making Snowden Documentary CITIZENFOUR

by Parker Higgins

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

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

Oct 30 07:01

Three Spooky Ways You're Being Spied on This Halloween

Nadia Kayyali
Electronic Frontier Foundation

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

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

Oct 30 06:59

It’s Rarely About The Environment Anymore

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

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

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

Oct 30 06:57

Israelis kill Americans with impunity

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

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

Oct 30 06:46

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

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

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

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

Oct 30 06:41

License Plate Privacy Breached

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

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

Oct 30 06:21

‘Dead voter’ cases to go unprosecuted

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

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

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

Oct 30 06:14

Ebola Doctor Lied About NYC Travels

Oct 30 06:12

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

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

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

Oct 30 06:10

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

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

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

Oct 30 06:05

Using the Holocaust to justify war on Assad

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

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

Oct 30 06:05

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

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

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

Oct 30 06:00

QE3 ends; Dow Futures down

Oct 30 05:50

UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion

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

Note: Remember the holocau$t

Oct 30 05:47

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

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

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

Oct 30 05:47

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

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

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

Oct 30 05:44

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

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

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

Oct 30 05:09

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

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

Oct 30 02:50

FBI agents under fire for posing as repairmen at Vegas hotel

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

Oct 30 02:42

Video: Votes for Republicans Switched to Democrats in Illinois

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

Oct 30 02:41

UN holds emergency meeting on Israel tensions

Israel's plans for further settlements

Oct 30 02:24

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

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

Oct 30 02:01

Sweden officially recognizes Palestine

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

Oct 30 01:43

Pepe Escobar on Hong Kong Protests

Oct 30 01:37

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

blood running down the street like water.

Oct 30 01:37

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

RIOTING SPORTS FANS IN SF CALLED REVELERS,

COMPARED TO THUGS IN FERGUSON

October 29, 2014

Oct 29 22:32

The Invention of the Jewish People

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

Oct 29 19:59

‘The Great Invisible’ shows blood spilled for oil

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

Oct 29 18:43

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

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

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