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Apr 21 13:29

Apple, Google helping terrorists with encryption – Manhattan DA

Allowing users to take advantage of advanced encryption in order to keep their messages and mobile communication out of the government’s hands will only help terrorists

Apr 21 13:19

And it's gone

Apr 21 12:55

Police involved in standoffs in Ferguson and St. John

Ferguson police are involved in a standoff after responding to report of a shooting in Ferguson. A person has barricaded themselves into a home in the suspects 400 block of Warford. Ferguson police say that a man shot his brother in the head. The victim has been taken to the hospital and was alert in the ambulance.

Apr 21 12:52

With millennials gaining influence, surveillance reform is inevitable

About a year ago, a thirtysomething sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast.

Apr 21 12:50

10 Ways To Screw The System

Apr 21 12:49

Obama Pentagon Caught in Major Cover Up of Mass Murder of US Troops

Apr 21 12:29

Woman Successfully Defends Herself from Armed Attacker Only to Be Shot When Police Arrive

South Huntsville, AL– A woman was shot by police Sunday evening after her estranged husband, against whom who she had filed multiple protection orders, broke into her home and threatened her with a weapon. Lisa Skinner, was at the house she shares with her mother on Sunday as Bradley Skinner, broke the glass on a back door and entered the home carrying a pistol and a large knife.


Apr 21 12:28

New Study: Millennials Don’t Like Credit Cards

Some 36% of millennials — those aged 18 to 29 — have never owned a credit card...

Apr 21 12:27

Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core

Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. The Tennessee State Senate will take up the measure today, and is expected to pass the bill.

Apr 21 12:25

BREAKING: DEA Chief Preparing to Resign Over Colombian Drug Cartel Sex Party Scandal

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart is reportedly planning to step down from her post amid Department of Justice allegations that subordinate Drug Enforcement Administration agents participated in sex parties with prostitutes funded by Colombian drug cartels.

Apr 21 12:17

FBI Corruption May Have Led to Execution of 14 Innocent People

FBI corruption has led to other innocent deaths. And a U.S. Congressional committee admitted that – as part of its “Cointelpro” campaign – the FBI used many provocateurs in the 1950s through 1970s to carry out violent acts and falsely blame them on political activists.


Apr 21 12:10

Strawberries Found to Help With Insulin Resistance and Obesity Related Disease

Strawberries seem simple enough, but they've been hiding beautiful and benevolent complexities that are ripe for research.

Previous research found that strawberries could help prevent throat cancer. Look at the shape when you cut one horizontally - does it not look like a human trachea or throat? Or a pair of lips? Doesn't its crimson hue make you wonder if it works on cardiovascular help?

Apr 21 12:07

BEX Alert!!! - "US cities to hold huge celebrations for Israeli Independence Day"

The Israeli-American Council will hold celebrations marking Israel's Independence Day this year for the first time, in a sign of the organization's expansion and the growth of the Israeli community in the United States.

The five mass festivals around the US will take place throughout May and will be the largest Jewish activity in North America, with more than 50,000 Israeli-Americans expected to participate. The locations were chosen in proportion to the size of the local Israeli community. Miami will hold its festival on May 3, followed by Las Vegas a week later, Los Angeles on May 17, and New York and Boston on May 31.

Apr 21 11:55

Tainted Russian wheat resurfaces in Egypt

The tainted wheat — which contains toxic and cancerous elements and dead insects and cannot be consumed — was among the most dangerous issues that raised the ire of the Egyptian street under the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. Its wide distribution to mills and bakeries was discovered in 2009.

Egypt is one of the largest wheat importers in the world, taking in between 7.3 and 8.2 million tons annually from Russia, the United States, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Cairo is currently facing a crisis threatening to increase its wheat bill in the wake of restrictions imposed in February by Russia, the fourth largest wheat exporter in the world, on its wheat exports in accordance with rising domestic prices.

Apr 21 11:52

UK, US look into use of drugs in mass riots, says drug control service

Research centers of Great Britain and the US are studying the possibility of the use of drugs for ‘color revolutions’ and mass unrest, the head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov said on Tuesday.
If harder elements are added to drugs, they get toxic features producing a strong effect. It could cause a very strong passionate reaction if used among the young people, he said citing Russian poet, literary critic and traveler Nikolai Gumilyov. "This can be practiced in ‘color revolutions’," Ivanov added.
Ivanov said this method was used during Maidan riots in Ukraine. "Methadone therapy was used on Maidan, it was widely used in Ukraine and scores of methadone were spread among drug users as a matter of fact legally," he continued. "These were the people used as cannon fodder on Maidan," he noted.

Apr 21 11:47

Baker Hughes increases layoffs to 10,500

Apr 21 11:45

Moscow expects EU’s assessment following Polish lawmaker’s remarks on Maidan snipers

Russia expects "the international constructive pressure" with regard to Kiev to hold a genuine investigation of the events on Maidan, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov told the Life News TV channel on Tuesday.
According to Polish lawmaker in the European Parliament Janusz Korwin-Mikke, the snipers who fired in Kiev during the tragic events on Maidan last February had been trained in Poland, local media report.
"Maidan was our job. I sat in the European Parliament next to Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet. He acknowledged in a conversation with the then EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that our people were firing on Maidan rather than the people of Russian President Vladimir Putin or former Ukrainian leader [Viktor] Yanukovich," the Polish politician said. He added that the terrorists shot dead 40 protesters and 20 police officers on Maidan to provoke unrest. http://tass.ru/en/world/790717

Apr 21 11:45

VICTIM OF ZIOTERROR TO BE HONOURED ON ISRAEL’S MEMORIAL DAY ~~ UPDATED

Following a request from Mohammad Abu Khdeir’s family, the murdered teenager’s name has been removed from the Victims of Acts of Terror Memorial at Mount Herzl.

The Abu Khdeir family say that they do not consider themselves Israelis, and that they only found out about Mohammad’s inclusion from the media.

Apr 21 11:44

Call your Senate Finance Committee member against anti-BDS bill

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) is expected to introduce an amendment to a bill in the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday that would demand that the Obama Administration pressure Europe not to enforce policies against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. The amendment is expected to be similar to S. 619 which Cardin introduced March 2. Similar legislation (HR 825) was introduced in the House on February 10.

Both bills target actions to "limit commercial relations" with "territories controlled by Israel." By equating "Israeli settlements in the West Bank" with "Israel," these bills are endorsing the Israeli annexation of the West Bank.

Apr 21 11:43

Russia sending two more evacuation planes to Yemen — embassy

"If Saudi Arabia opens airspace, two Russian aircraft are expected to arrive in Sana’a to evacuate citizens," the Russian diplomatic mission in the country said on Tuesday.
More than 400 people, both the citizens of Russia, the United States and the former Soviet states, are expected to be evacuated, according to the embassy. "If everything is fine, the Russian aircraft will evacuate everyone," it said.
Since early April, Moscow has evacuated more than 1,000 citizens of Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other countries. Around 900 people were evacuated from Sana’a and the seaport city of Aden on April 2 and April 4 to an airbase outside Moscow.
On April 12, the Priazovye vessel of Russia’s Navy brought another 320 people, including 18 US citizens, from Aden to Djibouti. All the Russian citizens were flown from Djibouti to Moscow by two Il-62 aircraft on April 12-13.

Apr 21 11:25

District Attorney Says Encrypted Phones May Make You a Terrorist Because They “Cannot Be Accessed by Law Enforcement”

As we reported last week, even the Third Amendment can now be violated so that law enforcement officials can forcibly occupy your home to gain a tactical advantage against criminal or terror suspects.

This is America in 2015 so it’s no surprise that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. wants total access to your personal effects. If it were up to Vance, you as an individual would have no right to secure your personal phone or computer data. As far as the DA is concerned, if you are encrypting your passwords, private messages, and personal notes you are denying nosy big government operatives the intrusive access they so desperately need to control you.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country's elites have said "good bye and good rubbish" to the protections which used to be extended to ordinary working people under the Bill of Rights and Constitution, and they are trying desperately to make this lack of on-line liberty stick.

But it cannot, and it won't, because people not only want, but also deserve, their privacy on line. Wanting to keep private communication private should not be construed as alleged "terroristic behaviour".

The Federal Government cannot decrypt everything, and those 6 NSA challenges Mike has done have gone completely unanswered, although we know that several people (most likely from one of the "Alphabet Soup" agencies) have tried, and failed miserably.

Apr 21 11:13

Saudi Arabia Orders Its National Guard To Enter Yemen War

Over the better part of the past month, the only entities actively involved in the proxy war in Yemen against the local Houthi rebel force have been air force units, mostly under Saudi command as part of Operation "Decisive Storm." Which probably explains why there has been little if any progress to note in pushing back said rebellion which, armed heavily thanks to the US government, has successfully managed to push the current president into an indefinite exile.

That changed hours ago, when Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the Saudi Arabian National Guard, widely regarded as the kingdom's best equipped military ground force, to take part in Riyadh's campaign against Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen.

As Reuters notes, "military operations in the campaign have so far been carried out by the Royal Saudi Air Force and the Royal Saudi Land Forces, which answer to the Defense Ministry. The national guard is a separate military structure run by its own ministry."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how soon it will be American military boots on the ground in Yemen; were I a betting person, I wouldn't bet against...soon.

Apr 21 11:08

Pakistan faces dilemma as Saudi bills come due

When the Saudi appeal first came, it seemed that the dispatch of Pakistani soldiers to the Gulf was imminent: "Any threat to the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia will be met with a firm response," read a communique from Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

But soon thereafter, Pakistan's foreign ministry issued a denial that any of the country's military was engaged in Yemen, though the Pakistani flag continued to fly alongside that of Arab nations at the Saudi-based headquarters of Yemen operations.

This "now-you-see-it, now-you-don't" game ended only when Pakistan's Parliament voted against the dispatch of troops. Still, the episode shed light on the murky world of Pakistani-Saudi relations, a link which looks destined to shape the security map of the Middle East for years to come.

Apr 21 11:04

Snow flurries back in mix in Metro Detroit

Spring has gone into hiding this week with windchills hovering near freezing and a chance of snow flurries Wednesday.

Apr 21 11:03

Israeli Fighter Jets Join Saudi Arabia in War on Yemen

Israel’s fighter jets have taken part in the Thursday Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, sources in Sanaa disclosed on Friday.

“This is for the first time that the Zionists are conducting a joint operation in coalition with Arabs,” Secretary General of Yemen’s Al-Haq Political Party Hassan Zayd wrote on his facebook page.

He noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had issued direct orders for the Israeli air force to send fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen.

Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Yemen and killed, at least, 25 civilians early Thursday, one day after the US-backed Yemeni president fled the country.

Apr 21 11:01

Blood on their Hands: Libya’s Boat Refugees and “Humanitarian” Imperialism

Since the beginning of the year, at least 1,700 people attempting to immigrate to Europe have died in transit, 50 times the number for the same period last year. According to the IOM, the number of people dying in the attempt to reach the shores of Europe rose by more than 500 percent between 2011 and 2014.

Of course, 2011 was the year that the US and its NATO allies, principally France and Britain, launched their war for regime change in Libya, under the fabricated pretext that they were intervening to prevent a massacre by the government of Muammar Gaddafi in the eastern city of Benghazi.

This “humanitarian” mission initiated a six-month US-NATO bombing campaign that killed at least 10 times the number who died in the scattered fighting between government troops and armed rebels that had preceded it. This imperialist intervention, which utilized Islamist militias with ties to Al Qaeda as its proxy ground forces, left Libya descending rapidly into chaos and destruction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The future of Libya should, by rights, belong to the Libyan people; but unending and merciless Western intervention is making this almost impossible.

Apr 21 11:01

DOJ Admits FBI Forensic Examiners Gave False Testimony for Decades

In response to a Washington Post investigation, the Department of Justice and FBI have formally admitted that the majority of FBI forensic hair analysts provided flawed testimony and false evidence against criminal defendants for nearly three decades. With the advent of DNA testing, the FBI has discovered that their own forensic examiners gave erroneous testimony in more than 95% of cases that have been reviewed. Due to the fact that FBI analysts provided scientifically invalid testimony for decades, numerous innocent convicts have been exonerated and released from prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except for the ones who were executed, and the FBI feels really bad about them!

Apr 21 10:59

Now Obama Thinks We Should Pay Blacks “Reparations” For Slavery

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obamaopposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders.

Apr 21 10:59

Australia Silently Stopped Testing of Food Imports

Australia has ceased all testing of food imports from Japan, other Asian countries food also contaminated, ongoing leakages from Fukushima nuclear plant

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You don't want to see those numbers. Really. We've seen them. And we don't want to see them any more. So, be happy and eat hearty! Buy more. Spend."

Apr 21 10:59

New Book And Side Deals Could Spell The End For Hillary 2016

The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Apr 21 10:56

Israel Sprays Gaza Farms With Poisonous Chemicals

Farmers in the blockaded Gaza Strip see no end in sight to their suffering, as Israel continues to destroy their crops. Israeli pesticide planes sprayed Gaza’s agricultural lands east of Gaza in recent days with chemicals causing huge damage to the crops.

Apr 21 10:56

Exclusive: Wary of natural disaster, NY Fed bulks up in Chicago

The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.

Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan.

Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the market operations that are done daily out of the New York Fed, which is the U.S. central bank's main conduit to Wall Street.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't think it is a natural disaster they are worried about so much as an angry mob with torches and pitchforks descending on Wall Street ... like the people of Illinois with torches and pitchforks don't know the FED is there as well!

Apr 21 10:55

Locals come out to support gold mine against government confiscation

Residents living close to a gold mine located in Oregon are challenging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which says they are misusing the land. Lindsay France reports from Los Angeles about the ensuing battle to see who has the right to mine the precious minerals laying in the ground.

Apr 21 10:54

Hungary, Greece, Cyprus to Restart Food Trade With Russia Ignoring US-EU Sanctions

Hungary, Greece and Cyprus may soon be allowed to export fruit and vegetables to the Russian market, according to a report in the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You can't DO that! I decide who you do and do not do business with! I decide what currency you will use! I do! Me! ME, DAMMIT!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 10:52

Human rights advocates, military see violent video games as teaching tool

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported in 2013 at killscreendaily.com:

As it turns out, Ender's Game has been extremely influential in the way the military views videogames as a training tool for soldiers. According to Corey Mead: "The whole idea of what Ender's Game is—young people fighting a war—is what influenced [the military]. And they totally did it." In his new book War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict, Mead explores the U.S. military's use of videogames as a tool for recruitment, training, and treatment. This recent interest in videogames reflects a shift in what it wants from its soldiers. "For the first time in its history‚" Mead writes, "the military wants to teach even junior personnel not just what to think but how to think." This change has taken place primarily because of the U.S.'s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, where a soldier isn't just fighting but is tasked with a number of different jobs, requiring different skills, tactics, and cultural understanding. The military's expanding interest in videogames is well illustrated by America's Army, the first military-developed game. It was a free-to-play first-person shooter that simulated a more realistic approach to warfare, even forcing players to sit through boot camp before allowing them to engage in combat online. The game was originally developed in 2002 for $7.5 million—a third of a percent of the army's marketing budget —and is one of the military's most successful recruiting pushes ever.

IF you are a mom or dad out there with a kid who loves video games....just please be aware of WHAT they are playing, OK?!?

Apr 21 10:51

Tepco to abandon the second robot in Reactor 1 again / Camera went out of order due to high level of radiation

On 4/20/2015, Tepco announced they are going to leave the second robot in Reactor 1 as well.

From 4/18 to 4/19/2015, the second robot investigated the first robot that stopped moving inside PCV (Primary Containment Vessel), and they concluded it had one of the wheels stuck between the gratings though they did not release sufficient visual reports.

They need to transform the second robot to let it out of PCV, but one of the cameras was found out of order to control the transformation.

The cause is assumed to be the excessive level of radiation.

As a result, Tepco has decided to abandon the second robot and two of the robots did not bring more than the data they were supposed to send from PCV.

Apr 21 10:45

HOW YOUTUBE SAVED SHIMON PERES’ LIFE

Peres to get $30,000 a month to promote Bank Hapoalim’s activities abroad

Apr 21 10:44

VICTIM OF ZIOTERROR TO BE HONOURED ON ISRAEL’S MEMORIAL DAY

At sundown tonight Israel will honour its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. For the first time a Palestinian victim of zioterror will be added to the list …. but not the thousands of victims in Gaza and the Occupied West Bank that were also victims.

Palestinian teen, who was burned alive by Jewish settlers, was added to the Victims of Acts of Terror Memorial at Mount Herzl; ‘This is a great initiative to honor my son, but I’m more interested in justice,’ says father.

Apr 21 10:44

Greek anger over state cash grab from public entities

Greek local authorities were on the brink of revolt Tuesday against the central government's move to use cash reserves from state agencies — including hospitals and kindergartens — to help the country make ends meet.

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Apr 21 10:38

46 Civilians Killed as Saudi Warplanes Attack Yemen Capital

At least 46 people are dead tonight and several hundred others wounded after Saudi warplanes launched attacks on the outskirts of a missile depot in the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa.

No military casualties were reported in the strikes, which set off a string of explosions around residential neighborhoods in Sanaa. Many of the casualties were from explosions blowing out windows in people’s homes.

Saudi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asseri went on to say that today’s strikes were part of a “new phase” of war against the Houthis, one which he insisted would include “protection of civilians.” So far, the phase seems not to be off to a great start.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have two words for Saudi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asseri, and those are: WAR CRIMES!!!

And, sir, would someone from the Saudi military please inform me about how one wins what is essentially a ground war from the air?!?

The short answer is, you can't!

The indiscriminate killing of civilians here appears to be quite deliberate, from the Saudi military perspective, and with heavy US military enabling.

The only ways here to restore peace and sanity to Yemen is a negotiated settlement,coupled with some VERY brave Sunni and Shiite clerics having a conversation about cooperating with each other, and becoming examples of what it means to treat the other with tolerance and compassion.

Apr 21 10:34

Flashback: Alex Jones asked about Zyklon B gas chambers and the Protocols of Zion

The caller skillfully returns to the specific point at hand, saying "I'm just asking about the gas chambers and the Zyklon B . Do you think that thats real or not? Cause I can't come to any conclusions." Jones replies with an even more absurd strawman, saying "I know here in the United States we execute people with gas, but some say that didn't exist either. Gas chambers don't exist I guess in Germany or here in the U.S. I thought it was part of the death penalty and things."

Apr 21 10:28

Obama: "We must firmly and forcefully condemn the anti-Semitism that is still far too common today."

Did you hear Obama's holocaust day speech April 15th? Here it is, compared with some previous year. In 2014, Obama said "In our lives, we always have choices. In our time, this means choosing to confront bigotry and hatred in all of its forms, especially anti-Semitism. It means condemning any attempts to deny the occurrence of the Holocaust. In 2012 Obama said "when efforts are made to equate Zionism to racism, we reject them..."

Apr 21 10:27

Oxfam Condemns Coalition Airstrike on Humanitarian Aid Warehouse in Yemen

Grace Ommer, Oxfam's country director in Yemen, called on the warring sides of Yemen's conflict to establish peace and allow for humanitarian access.

Oxfam strongly condemned Monday the bombing of one of its warehouses in Saada Governorate in the north of Yemen.

"This is an absolute outrage particularly when one considers that we have shared detailed information with the Coalition on the locations of our offices and storage facilities," Grace Ommer, Oxfam's country director in Yemen, was quoted as saying by the organization on its website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment, at almost terminal velocity, upon reading this.

Is this woman pathologically incapable of understanding that when Oxfam gives the coalition the GPS locations of food storage places within Yemen, these places will be bombed out of existence?!?

Misery is just what the US and Saudi forces want to inflict on the people of Yemen, who had the utter audacity to throw the US-sponsored puppet, Al-Madi, out on his keister.

There have been reports of schools and hospitals being shelled. As reported in the latimes.com 5 days ago:

Pentagon officials, who pride themselves on the care they take to avoid civilian casualties, have watched with growing alarm as Saudi airstrikes have hit what the U.N. this week called "dozens of public buildings," including hospitals, schools, residential areas and mosques. The U.N. said at least 364 civilians have been killed in the campaign. lRelated Al Qaeda seizes Yemen airport, military base; U.N. envoy resigns MIDDLE EAST Al Qaeda seizes Yemen airport, military base; U.N. envoy resigns SEE ALL RELATED 8 Although U.S. personnel don't pick the bombing targets, Americans are working beside Saudi military officials to check the accuracy of target lists in a joint operations center in Riyadh, defense officials said. The Pentagon has expedited delivery of GPS-guided "smart" bomb kits to the Saudi air force to replenish supplies.

And IF, as the article asserts, "Americans are working beside Saudi military officials to check the accuracy of target lists in a joint operations center in Riyadh", only one of two things is possible here: either these civilian targets are being deliberately hit to create as much human carnage and misery possible, or the Saudis, using US gps "smart bombs" cannot shoot straight!!

Apr 21 10:25

“Americans should not be forced to compete against desperately poor workers throughout the world.” In Vietnam, for example, workers are paid as little as 56 cents an hour. “Trade agreements should benefit working people, not just CEOs of large corporation

Protesting a trade deal that would throw Americans out of work, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today planned to march with leaders of the AFL-CIO and other labor organizations to a rally outside the U.S. trade representative’s office.

Apr 21 10:15

Beijing ‘extremely concerned’ over leaked New Zealand spying reports

China’s foreign ministry has urged New Zealand and US spying agencies to stop hacking into Chinese diplomatic buildings in Auckland. This follows reports exposing the practice and citing secret NSA files, which were leaked by Edward Snowden.

Apr 21 10:15

New Evidence of Civilian Deaths in US Drone War May Be Used in German Court

A new US intelligence report presents new evidence about official knowledge of civilian deaths during Yemeni UAV strikes. Officials may have known about civilian deaths – which have never been acknowledged – and the report could provide fuel for a German lawsuit over the US drone campaign.

Apr 21 10:14

Nuke Deal Fallout: Iran Becomes Major Battleground for Arms Deals

With the framework for an agreement to lift international sanctions against Iran finally in place, Tehran is poised to become a battleground for international arms sales, which has neighboring Arab countries watching closely.

Apr 21 10:13

EU creating "mass graves" in Mediterannean

European countries are the ones to blame for the latest Mediterranean migrants tragedy in which more than 700 people died on Sunday, according to global medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The head of MSF in Italy, Loris De Filippi, said on Monday that Europe is not willing to address the "Mediterranean humanitarian tragedy."

"A mass grave is being created in the Mediterranean Sea and European policies are responsible," said De Filippi, accusing EU countries of closing their borders which forces people seeking protection to risk their lives and die at sea.

De Filippi urged EU countries to urgently launch large-scale search-and-rescue activities in order to avoid more deaths at sea.

Apr 21 10:10

On the Verge of Economic Upset | Michael Rivero

Apr 21 10:08

Pennsylvania police officer charged with murdering suspect

A Pennsylvania police officer waived a preliminary hearing Monday on charges that she murdered a man who had run away from a traffic stop by shooting him twice in the back as he lay face-down in the snow.

Officer Lisa Mearkle, 36, appeared before a district judge on Monday and waived her right to a hearing to determine whether there was enough evidence to justify a trial. She is free on $250,000 bail with electronic monitoring.

The victim, David Kassick, 59, of Hummelstown, died shortly after being shot on Feb. 2. Kassick, who like Mearkle was white, was unarmed and had run away from a traffic stop.

The case is the latest in a string of controversial police shootings captured on video. Earlier this month, a South Carolina policeman was charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back as he ran away.

Apr 21 10:07

Flashback 2005 - "Dr. Robert J Aumann Nobel Prize Lecture - 'War and Peace - The Rationality Of War'"

This is the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize lecture given by Israeli War Strategy Game Theorist, hard core World Zionist and Talmudic Scholar Dr. Robert J. Aumann. While many may consider it a bit "dry" and "academic", it gives great insight into the mindset and world view of one of the top "War Strategists" of the "Greater Israel" agenda.

Apr 21 10:07

Morris: Obama Sneaking in ‘Unrestricted Immigration’ in TPA Trade Deal

Monday on Newmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” political commentator Dick Morris said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPA) fast track being supported by many Republicans has a provision that allows for the “free flow of workers” between countries, essentially creating a backdoor to “unrestricted immigration.”

Apr 21 10:05

UK gives Russian billionaire deadline to sell North Sea gas assets

The UK is forcing Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, owner of the $10 billion L1 energy fund, to sell dozens of newly-acquired North Sea oil and gas assets in the next 3-6 months on fears more Russia sanctions could shut down the gas fields.

Apr 21 10:05

Courtroom erupts after judge finds Chicago cop not guilty in Rekia Boyd fatal shooting trial

A judge on Monday found Chicago police officer Dante Servin not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, saying there was no evidence he acted recklessly when he killed Rekia Boyd, 22, in an off-duty shooting in 2012.

After a four-day bench trial, which is heard before a judge without a jury, Cook County Associate Judge Dennis Porter said in a written finding that Servin’s actions were intentional and so did not fit the charges brought by the state’s attorney.

Boyd’s family erupted in shouts and tears after the ruling.

“They said a lot of charges didn’t fit,” said Boyd’s brother, Martinez Sutton, outside the courthouse, in tears. “I was promised that they were going to take this officer down.”

A few protesters held a large sign reading “STOP murder by police” and photographs of some 20 black people who have been killed by police across the country, including Boyd.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The killings of MANY unarmed people in the Police State of Amerika has grown exponentially, and partially because police across the country are getting their training from former, or current, members of Israel's IDF, which means that now, US citizens are treated with the same deadly contempt as are the Palestinians.

And the only thing the police officer has to say at the trial, to get him or her legally off the hook, is that they "believed their lives to be in danger."

That's it,folks.

Apr 21 10:04

Pumps at Fukushima plant halted, toxic water leaking into ocean - TEPCO

All the eight water transfer pumps at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power station have been shut down due to a power outage, leading to a leak of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) reported a power outage on Tuesday, according to Kyodo news agency. It follows the line of the toxic leaks that were reported in February, when at one point around 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one the plant’s tanks.

Apr 21 10:01

A medical marijuana advocate has lost custody of her 11-year-old son at least temporarily and could face possible charges following comments the boy made during a drug education program at his Kansas school

A medical marijuana advocate has lost custody of her 11-year-old son at least temporarily and could face possible charges following comments the boy made during a drug education program at school.

Apr 21 10:00

Slowest Arctic Melt Season On Record Continues

Apr 21 10:00

‘Most dangerous woman in Britain’: Establishment press attack SNP’s Sturgeon

UK Right wing commentators and newspapers have taken to using dirty tactics to challenge the seemingly endless rise of Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon.

Apr 21 09:58

Brazil, Malaysia cancel GM mosquito trials citing risks and ineffectiveness

Field trials in Bentong, a town in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, were conducted to determine if GM mosquitoes could help keep dengue at bay, with a final determination that such an attempt does not yield any benefits. In fact, the risks were found to be so great that the plan was halted altogether; health officials expressed strong disinterest in pursuing the GM mosquito project after they found that these trials would ultimately be ineffective.(1)

Releasing male GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into the wild with the hopes that they would mate and produce offspring that would die before adulthood -- and therefore prevent the spread of dengue -- were found to carry risks on health, financial and environmental levels.

Apr 21 09:57

Bathroom police: Religious group seeks to fine trans people $4,000 for using ‘wrong’ facility in California

An initiative proposed by a religious conservative group Friday in California would ban transgender people from using single-sex facilities in government buildings that correspond with their gender identity, Buzzfeed News reports.

Apr 21 09:56

Big Pharma blames child flu vaccine's utter ineffectiveness on high temperatures

A live virus nasal flu vaccine known as FluMist (made by AstraZeneca) is failing to provide protection to children, and its manufacturer is blaming the vaccine's total inefficacy on high temperatures rather than exaggerated quack science.

Apr 21 09:51

Heads Up: Gov’t plans to Tax our Savings Accounts

A new political scheme to tax bank accounts, according to the Australian Financial Review, might be locked in place in Australian banks as soon as January 1, 2016. [1-4] This could quickly be copied by other tax-hungry welfare states, including ours.

This bank deposit tax will likely begin at a low percentage, to create a legal precedent; but it is expected to grow rapidly, as the income tax did in the United States.

Like many modern taxes, this planned tax on bank accounts is being framed as a tax on the banks, not on individual customers. Its cost, however, will be passed on to depositors in the form of higher fees or lower interest paid on their accounts.

This tax on bank deposits is projected from its start to raise around $500 million each year, purportedly for a “Financial Stabilization Fund” to help protect banks from collapse in future financial crises.

Apr 21 09:51

Police Torture, Cooked Lab Results - Michael Rivero

Apr 21 09:47

Imagine if your kids went to this school

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Common Core?!? :)

Apr 21 09:46

Unsound Banking: Why Most of the World’s Banks Are Headed for Collapse

Doug Casey

You’re likely thinking that a discussion of “sound banking” will be a bit boring. Well, banking should be boring. And we’re sure officials at central banks all over the world today—many of whom have trouble sleeping—wish it were.

This brief article will explain why the world’s banking system is unsound, and what differentiates a sound from an unsound bank. I suspect not one person in 1,000 actually understands the difference. As a result, the world’s economy is now based upon unsound banks dealing in unsound currencies. Both have degenerated considerably from their origins...

Apr 21 09:45

BILL BEFORE CONGRESS WOULD AUTHORIZE SECRECY AND SURVEILLANCE, NOT "CYBER SECURITY"

A provision in the falsely-named "cyber security" bill currently being debated in congress would—in addition to enabling more warrantless government spying—create a gaping hole in the Freedom of Information Act, potentially allowing federal agencies to keep secret any information they don't want made public. The new exemption to FOIA would cover all "information shared with or provided to the Federal Government" through the so-called "cyber security" information sharing program, Politico reports.

Senators Chuck Grassley and Pat Leahy have raised concerns about the provision. Politico quotes Grassley from a 2012 hearing on a similar proposal:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully ironic that President Obama, a former lecturer on Constitutional law, appears, in his behaviour, to loathe and and despise the Constitution and Bill of Rights with a staggering intensity.

Apr 21 09:44

Roundup Chemicals Linked to Cancer of the Lymph System

About 30 years of research regarding non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer) and its correlation with occupational exposure to 80 agricultural pesticides and 21 chemical groups has linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, with cancer of the lymph tissue.

Apr 21 09:40

10 Shocking Facts You Never Knew About Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wikipedia is known for toeing the official Israeli line on Palestine, the US Government line on ... everything else, allowed Carbonazis to edit articles to minimize the existence of the Roman and Medieval warming periods and otherwise dismisses critics of human-caused global warming, and simply erasing articles about people they do not like (including yours truly).

Apr 21 09:39

BRAIN-DAMAGED VICTIMS OF SWINE FLU VACCINE WIN $63 MILLION LAWSUIT AGAINST GLAXOSMITHKLINE

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is in the news again making headlines after having to settle another major lawsuit bringing the latest total to over $9.1 billion since 2003. This time, it is due to GSK’s product Pandemrix, which was the swine flu vaccine forced upon the public during the pandemic of 2009 (which is argued by some to have been fake). As the victims are being compensated in the U.K., the same neurological mechanisms that damaged the children in the lawsuit are still potentially at work in the confirmed excitotoxicity that takes place after many vaccine injections.

According to the International Business Times U.K. Edition, each of the victims is “expected to receive £1 million each.” Peter Todd, a lawyer who represented many of the claimants, told the Sunday Times (U.K.):

“There has never been a case like this before. The victims of this vaccine have an incurable and lifelong condition and will require extensive medication.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The way to STOP this madness, of letting unsafe vaccines get out on the market, and causing people irreparable harm, has to do not only with compensating the victims, but also jailing those who signed off on bringing a vaccine to market, when all the test protocols were not vigorously followed, or who knew the drug was unsafe, but signed off on it anyway.

And I am NOT talking a "Club Fed".

Only when executives know that they will be personally liable for making that decision, and deciding unwisely will cost them more than money, will some sanity start to come to the vaccine industry.

And NO, I am not an "anti-vaxxer"; I had an anti-pneumonia vaccine right after Mike got out of the hospital last year, recovering from pneumonia.

I do encourage parents, if you are not in a "mandatory vaccination state", to do the research on the vaccines the State wants your kids to have before entering school. Some parents have the vaccinations done singly, not in a blended dose, because they think it is more safe for their child.

Just, please, do the due diligence, and remember; the medical-industrial complex is worth BILLIONS of dollars every year, so they have a vested interest in seeing you taking all the prescribe shots, because it's money in the bank for them.

Apr 21 09:37

Bail-in powers implementation

The Special Resolution Regime (SRR) established in the Banking Act 2009 (“the Banking Act”) confers a number of resolution powers on the Bank of England and HM Treasury. The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (the 2013 Act) confers on the Bank of England a further option for the resolution for banks, building societies, investment firms, and certain banking group companies: the bail-in stabilisation option.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically, Great Britain has set up the mechanism they need to loot savings accounts to save the big banks.

Apr 21 09:37

European Banks Are Paid To Borrow For First Time Ever As Euribor Goes Negative

Mario Draghi said this week that the transmission channels for European Q€ were opening up and crowed how well his cunning plan was working (by well we assume he means stocks are up). Today we get the ultimate test of that 'transmission' as 3-Month EURIBOR fell below 0.00% for the first time ever (likely wreaking havoc on European derivative pricing models). In English that means banks are being paid to borrow from one another in the interbank money-markets (which sounds a lot like a 'glut' of excess cash) seemingly confirming ICMA's de Vidts fears: "We are scared about the [repo] market freezing," as the ECB is "driving without headlights in the dark." Of course this is yet another disturbing distortion on the heels of homeowners being paid to take out mortgages...

Apr 21 09:34

NY Judge Recognizes Two Chimpanzees as Legal Persons, Grants them Writ of Habeas Corpus

ruling grants legal right to research chimps

Apr 21 09:32

5 Baffling Dick Moves That Won Actual Lawsuits

Dr. Richard O. Phillips was slapped with a paternity lawsuit by Dr. Sharon Irons, with whom he'd once had a quick and lurid affair. A paternity test revealed that Phillips was the father of Irons' child. And yet Phillips was still somewhat skeptical of Irons's claim ... because the only sex they had was of the oral variety.

No, Dr. Phillips didn't have sperm with a serious "can-do" attitude -- after performing oral sex on him, Irons squirreled away the man's ejaculate and later used it to impregnate herself. And since Phillips was undeniably the father, the court ruled that he was on the hook for $800 a month in child support, making for possibly the first case of a man paying for a blowjob on installments.

Apr 21 09:32

The Liberty to Feed the Poor: Across the United States, cities attempt to outlaw the most basic form of charity.

On the night she was ticketed, Chef Joan Cheever's menu included fresh vegetable soup, lamb meatballs over wheat pasta, braised Southern greens, and a salad with roasted beets. She plans to appear in a San Antonio court to contest the $2,000 citation. Her offense: serving food to a line of grateful homeless people.

Apr 21 09:31

Michigan Police Officer who beat up unarmed black man is fired and charged with assault.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Monday that now-former Inkster police officer William Melendez has been charged with one count of assault to do great bodily harm after the beating of Floyd Dent in a January arrest.

Apr 21 09:29

STAGECRAFT: ISIS Video ‘Execution’ of Ethiopians in Libya Appears Fake

Once again, we see a terror motion picture which has been produced for dramatic effect, another work of deception – designed to create an emotional response within the viewer, rather than a rational one.

There have already been major questions concerning the validity of the ISIS propaganda videos. Still, they continue to function as a psychological assault on Western audiences, while serving to socially engineer western foreign policy in the process.

Apr 21 09:29

STUNNED GREEKS REACT TO INITIAL CAPITAL CONTROLS AND THE “DECREE TO CONFISCATE RESERVES”, AND THEY ARE NOT HAPPY

Earlier today, following weeks of speculation, Greece finally launched the first shot across the bow of capital controls, when it decreed that due to an “extremely urgent and unforeseen need” (ironically the need was quite foreseen since about 2010, but that is a different story), it would be “obliged” to transfer – as in confiscate - “idle cash reserves”located across the country’s local governments (i.e., various cities and municipalities) to the Greek central bank.

Bloomberg reports, that “as Greece struggles to find cash to stay afloat, local authorities say they oppose a government decision to use their reserves for short-term financing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, to fulfill their obligations to the IMF, Greeks are going to be robbed of the money they have earned?!?

IF I were a Greek citizen, with my account wiped out to pay the country's IMF obligations, I would be very, very, very angry right now.

Apr 21 09:27

MPAA Strategized On How To 'Tell The Positive Side' Of Internet Censorship

The MPAA, which likes to declare itself one of the foremost defenders of free speech, was literally conspiring on how to create propaganda in favor of censorship, pointing to countries that already censor the web as "good examples" to follow. You'd think they would have learned from the time Bono tried to use China's censorship as an example of how to deal with copyright infringement what a ridiculous idea this is.

Apr 21 09:26

WHO leadership admits failings over Ebola, promises reform

The World Health Organization has admitted serious failings in its handling of the Ebola crisis and pledged reforms to enable it to do better next time, its leadership said in a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday.

Apr 21 09:26

Fearing the Loss of Hegemony: The Concept of US Retreat

Nothing upsets those drunk on imperialist virtue than the fact it might end. Such romances with power do have a use-by-date, going off like old fruit. Eventually, the crippling contradictions will win through in the end. The days of the US empire are numbered – but then again, they always were.

Apr 21 09:26

Bing ads link to adware-infested Internet Explorer as sponsored links go under the microscope

Expert Reviews has discovered that Microsoft’s Bing search engine is displaying prominent links to download sites, offering bloatware-stuffed versions of free software, including its own Internet Explorer.

These download sites are getting into search pages by buying advertising based on the relevant keyword. As Bing displays advertising at the top of the page, these download sites appear higher up than the product’s official page, which could fool users into going to the wrong site. Once on one of these sites, users are prompted to download a custom installer, which also attempts to install additional software, including adware, ad-injectors and other potentially unwanted software.

Apr 21 09:25

Rita Katz Produced Yet Another Fake ‘ISIS™’ Execution Video

Rita Katz is pumping ’em out like Steven Seagal these days and the end result is just as sad.

There’s another fake execution video from the Katz Production Company known as SITE and this one clearly proves dear to her blackened racist heart, I’m sure.

ISIS released a video on Tuesday that it claims shows the execution of East Jerusalem Palestinian Muhammad Musallam, 19, who was taken hostage as an alleged Israeli spy three months ago in Syria, NBC News reports. Haaretz

The “victim” in this production… is an Israeli. Not only is he an Israeli, but he is allegedly a Mossad agent. Everyone at this point should understand Rita Katz and SITE are propaganda mills working for Mossad.

Apr 21 09:24

The Rise of the Paper Machines

Apr 21 09:24

Urgent action needed: FDA planning to regulate and control homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic remedies have been a trusted, safe method of healing for more than a century. Not only is it safe and effective, it is also proven, so much so that some countries in Europe even cover its use on health insurance.

However, in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set its sights on homeopathic remedies and our access to it. This behavior is threatening the freedom of choice when it comes to personal health for millions of people in the U.S. – who rely on homeopathy for their health concerns.

Apr 21 09:23

THE BANKSTER WAR ON CASH; JP MORGAN CHASE BEGINS TO PROHIBIT THE STORAGE OF CASH IN ITS SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES

Letters are apparently going out to some JPMoragnChase customers announcing that cash will be prohibited from being stored in the bank's safety deposit boxes.

At the Collectors Universe message board, a commenter reports:
My mother has a SDB at a Chase branch with one of my siblings as co-signers. Last week they got a letter outlining a number of changes to the lease agreement, including this:

"Contents of the box: You agree not to store any cash or coins other than those found to have a collectible value."

Another change is that signatures will no longer be accepted to access the box. The next time they go in they have to bring two forms of ID and they will be issued a four-digit pin number that will be used to access the box then and in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this is the prelude to currency controls in this country, and it will not be pretty.

If you believe that a Cypress-style account "haircut" cannot happen here, you need to think again.

Please have no more money in your checking account than you absolutely need to pay your bills.

Apr 21 09:20

POLICE WORKING WITH DHS & MOTOROLA ARE USING PRIVATE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS TO CREATE A MASSIVE SPY NETWORK

When a 911 call comes in, St. Louis police now may be able to see the scene before responding officers have time to arrive.

It’s part of the Real Time Crime Center, opened Thursday to bring together an array of electronic resources — including a network of public and private surveillance cameras!

DHS puppet, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said:

“Today is a great day for law enforcement and a bad day for criminals in the city of St. Louis.” That says it all right there, law enforcement considers it a great day, when private corporations work with law enforcement to spy on you. Dotson adds, “Cameras in public space are a part of everyday life. The case study is there, the examples are there, we’re just getting caught up.”

Access to private cameras also means not having to wait for a business to open to examine its recorded images, Lt. Brent Feig said. “We’re really leveraging the public space,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a resident of St. Louis, I do not believe that I would be "more safe", with this equipment in place; rather, I would understand that the 4th Amendment,which used to protect US citizens against unreasonable search and seizure, no longer exists in practice, nationally.

I understand that I continue to sound like a chipped CD on this issue, but people with skills and kids, GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS COUNTRY WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!

Apr 21 09:12

Was Timothy McVeigh Really Executed?

Was Timothy McVeigh Really Executed? No really, that’s a serious question. For throughout the whole OKC bombing saga the mainstream media has ignored some serious inconsistencies.

Apr 21 09:08

WHO IS SAUDI ARABIA REALLY TARGETING IN ITS PRICE WAR?

Saudi Arabia is not trying to crush U.S. shale plays. Its oil-price war is with the investment banks and the stupid money they directed to fund the plays. It is also with the zero-interest rate economic conditions that made this possible.

Market share is an important part of the motive but Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi recently emphasized that “The challenge is to restore the supply-demand balance and reach price stability.” Saudi Arabia’s need for market share and long-term demand is best met with a growing global economy and lower oil prices.

Apr 21 08:51

Iranian support for Yemen's Houthis goes back years

If the U.S. ships intercept the Iranian convoy, they may find it is carrying humanitarian supplies to Yemen to relieve a populace facing massive shortages, Schenker said. Iran for years has provided humanitarian and military assistance to Shiite militias in Iraq and Lebanon, and in the past it has provided similar assistance to Sunni militias fighting Israel in the Gaza Strip.

"There is the possibility of a humanitarian crisis of immense proportions," he said. "Nobody wants to go into Yemen to do this kind of work. But one thing we've learned over the past few years is that the Iranians always stand by their friends."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I did a Google search for the Iranian "warships" on their way to Yemen and all Google showed were photos of the US warships heading for a confrontation. From this I conclude that the Iranian ships are not warships but cargo ships full of humanitarian aid, but Google doesn't think you need to know that.

Apr 21 08:45

Arkansas sheriff’s department with DHS deny family’s civil rights and kidnap their 7 children over legal dietary supplements

The Stanleys of Garland County, Arkansas, would be considered by most to be an average American family

Apr 21 08:44

Parody: What Food Ads Would Really Say (If They Were Honest)

You've seen the industry-sponsored propaganda about how wonderful the ingredients they put in your food. But what would the ads say if they really told you what went into your groceries?

Apr 21 08:43

10 U.S. states now considering mandatory vaccination

Thanks to the hysteria over the recent measles outbreak in California, several states are now considering authoritarian measures that will require vaccination of children in nearly all cases

Apr 21 08:42

FBI Foils ISIS Terror Attacks After THEY Recruit and Plot the Attack?

The recent arrests of two New York women for allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired attack in America has brought the spotlight onto controversial literature, specifically a 1970s book known as ‘The Anarchist Cookbook.’ While people like Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have condemned the work and believes things like it should be banned, critics are more concerned with the methods and lack of accountability in America’s security community.

In addition, what corporate media will not discuss is that the the FBI informant who reportedly recruited the women, was also the one who introduced the book to the women.

Apr 21 08:41

Ethics Professor Says It’s “Quite Reasonable” to Kill Disabled Babies via Obamacare

A professor at the highly esteemed Princeton University doesn’t want his Obamacare premiums to increase because of caring for severely disabled babies. Dr. Pete Singer, who teaches ethics (but perhaps needs a little refresher on what the word “ethics” means) argued during a radio interview on Sunday that America should be more accepting of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.”

Apr 21 08:40

Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election

Rupert Murdoch berated journalists on his tabloid papers for not doing enough to stop Labour winning the general election and warned them that the future of the company depended on stopping Ed Miliband entering No 10.

Apr 21 08:40

US Warship Heads To Yemeni Waters; Could Block Iran Weapons

In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.

The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution approved last week imposed an arms embargo on the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels. The resolution passed in a 14-0 vote with Russia abstaining.

Navy officials said Monday that the Roosevelt was moving through the Arabian Sea. A massive ship that carries F/A-18 fighter jets, the Roosevelt is seen more of a deterrent and show of force in the region.

Apr 21 08:39

Gold and Silver Drop; US Coin Sales Gain

Apr 21 08:33

Abbott Laboratories Challenged over GMO Ingredients in Infant Formula

For the third year in a row, shareholders at Abbott Laboratories’ annual meeting on April 24 will vote on a proposal to disclose which nutritional products, including Similac Infant Formula, contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and what actions the company is taking to reduce or eliminate those ingredients. The shareholder resolution was filed by environmental health advocacy organization As You Sow.

In January testing commissioned by Moms Across America found that the world’s number one herbicide, glyphosate, was found in Abbott’s PediaSure Enteral Nutritional Drink, which is widely used by hospitals in the U.S. for children who are in need of nutrition in intensive care. Glyphosate herbicides are used much more on GM crops than on conventional crops...

Apr 21 08:32

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government

“The United States government can’t simply run an anonymity system for everybody and then use it themselves only. Because then every time a connection came from it people would say, “Oh, it’s another CIA agent.” If those are the only people using the network.” — Roger Dingledine, co-founder of the Tor Network, 2004

Apr 21 08:21

This would come as a distinct surprise to the Founders.

Collectivist trots out the old "resistance is futile" Borgian meme.

Apr 21 08:21

Bill before congress would authorize secrecy and surveillance, not "cyber security"

A provision in the falsely-named "cyber security" bill currently being debated in congress would—in addition to enabling more warrantless government spying—create a gaping hole in the Freedom of Information Act, potentially allowing federal agencies to keep secret any information they don't want made public.

Apr 21 08:19

Bursting of the Dollar Bubble

Apr 21 07:45

Subservient Media Follows Official ‘Group Think’ on Syria

On Sunday evening, CBS’s “60 Minutes” presented what was pitched as a thorough examination of the infamous sarin gas attack outside Damascus, Syria, on Aug. 21, 2013, with anchor Scott Pelley asserting that “none of what we found will be omitted here.” But the segment – while filled with emotional scenes of dead and dying Syrians – made little effort to determine who was responsible.

Apr 21 07:44

When a Cop Killed an Innocent White Youth, the Press Was Silent

Published on Aug 22, 2014

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2...
When a Black Cop Killed an Innocent White Youth in Utah, the Press Was Silent
It has been reported that cops kill about 500 innocent Americans per year. More whites than blacks are victims of deadly police shootings. Yet most of those stories stay buried or at best, see limited life in local media or the blogosphere. Only the select, as in selected by the media, stories become as big as the Michael Brown story. Certain stories simply transcend the perceived boredom of news headlines and become a part of pop culture.

Does the media intentionally stir up racial hatred? Is it part of their agenda?

Apr 21 07:43

Japan plans 2018 moon landing

Apr 21 07:43

Police in Ottawa, Kansas fatally shot unarmed white teen 16 times! WTF?

Published on Aug 27, 2014

Police in Ottawa, Kansas shot and killed an 18 year old, unarmed teen Saturday night.

Ottawa police were called about 7:50 p.m. Saturday to Orscheln Farm and Home at 2008 S. Princeton St. on a report of a person reportedly armed with a gun.

However, the family of deceased 18-year-old Joseph Jennings, said there was no gun. Ottawa Police have not confirmed that Jennings was armed either.

Ottawa Police Chief, Dennis Butler, said the officers did what they were trained to do.

Apr 21 07:41

When is a democracy not a democracy? When it’s in Britain

Imagine a country where the views of well over half of the electorate are discounted and treated as an irrelevance. Imagine a government in which well over half of the MPs are locked into place for life, depending entirely on where their constituency happens to be. Imagine a political system in which alternative parties have no chance of making any serious impact, despite gaining the support of more and more people and the two major parties being in ever-deepening decline. And imagine a so-called democracy where, despite a demonstrable majority against right-wing neo-liberalism having been in place for decades, that very thing has been implemented by both its major parties, with disastrous consequences for the country and public policy. That so-called democracy is in Britain.

Apr 21 07:33

Training Nazis, Western Media Providiing cover

It has become a popular position both in the mainstream and pseudo-alternative media, and among those on the Russophobic left, to downplay the significant fascist influence on the political and military institutions, as well as the cultural character of the “New Ukraine.” Quite often, the reality of Ukrainian fascism is obscured by vague assertions that such conclusions are merely “Russian propaganda,” that they are simply Kremlin talking points, and not statements of objective reality

Apr 21 07:32

US preparing for ground offensive in Ukraine: ex-Kremlin advisor

Nekrassov: Well first of all I think we should remember that NATO and the US have been helping the Ukrainian army all along and that they have been training not only the National Guard as you mentioned in your introduction, but they are also helping those cutthroat nationalists and neo-Nazis that are also going to be trained by these American advisers. So we have been seeing it for a while.

Now the whole point of the American involvement in Ukraine, which started with the funding of the coup last year, which overthrew the legitimate government, was to create tension in Ukraine for a long time.

Apr 21 07:31

Newly Leaked TTIP Draft Reveals Far-Reaching Assault on US/EU Democracy

A freshly-leaked chapter from the highly secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, currently under negotiation between the United States and European Union, reveals that the so-called "free trade" deal poses an even greater threat to environmental and human rights protections—and democracy itself—than previously known, civil society organizations warn.

The revelation comes on the heels of global protests against the mammoth deal over the weekend and coincides with the reconvening of negotiations between the parties on Monday in New York.

The European Commission's latest proposed chapter (pdf) on "regulatory cooperation" was first leaked to Friends of the Earth and dates to the month of March. It follows previous leaks of the chapter, and experts say the most recent iteration is even worse.

Apr 21 07:20

US Military Spending Still Up 45% Over Pre-9/11 Levels; More Than Next 7 Countries Combined

Despite a decline in military spending since 2010, U.S. defense expenditures are still 45 percent higher than they were before the 9/11 terror attacks put the country on a seemingly permanent war footing.

Apr 21 07:17

How to make yourself anonymous online

"How can I travel and communicate over the Internet without being tracked or spied on by anyone?"

This tutorial is going to explain how you got to this!

Apr 21 07:12

Assad: France supporting ‘terrorists’ in Syria, acts as Washington’s satellite

Syrian President Bashar Assad has slammed France for alleged “terrorist” support in his country, saying Paris is not independent and has “no weight and no credibility” in the face of Washington.

France has turned into “a kind of satellite for American foreign policy in the region,” and claimed Western tactics led to “terrorists infiltrating Syria,” Assad told France 2 TV channel.

Apr 21 07:02

Evacuation warnings as ‘cyclonic’ storm hammers NSW

A flood evacuation warning has been issued for areas adjacent to Manly Lagoon on Sydney's northern beaches with the deadly storm lashing much of coastal NSW set to hit peak ferocity overnight.

Residents in the area have been told to prepare to leave their homes should the NSW State Emergency Service issue an evacuation order due to an overflow threat from Manly Dam.

Hundreds of homes in the city's north could be at risk if the dam overflows during high tide at 10.27pm and emergency services have spent much of the night door-knocking homes that are considered a flood threat.

Apr 21 07:01

‘Release cards’ turn inmates and their families into profit stream

In 2013 Gregg Cavaluzzi walked out of federal prison with nothing more than the clothes he wore going in five years earlier and a Chase-branded debit card holding what remained of money sent by family members and the meager pay he’d earned working in the prison library.

“They simply gave me the debit card and said ‘Your money’s on it,’” he recalled.

But when he used the card to pay for a celebratory meal at Wendy’s, Cavaluzzi noticed that his balance was lower than he expected. “I called Chase and they said there’s an administrative fee and a fee every time you use it at an ATM,” he said. As Cavaluzzi would soon discover, those were just two of several fees attached to his card. “There were fees for transferring the money to a bank and closing the account. There was even an inactivity fee if you didn't use the card for 90 days. I left prison with $120. Because of the fees I was only able to use about $70 of it.”

Apr 21 06:59

How America’s Aristocracy Extends Its Global Control

As has been well documented even by the BBC, in their 1992 classic documentary about the CIA’s (still-ongoing) Gladio Operation, America’s CIA basically took control of the international racist-fascist (i.e., ideologically nazi) movement after World War II, by protecting and hiring Hitler’s Nazis and their key aristocratic eastern European supporters undercover. The Gladio Operation was just one branch of a broader CIA strategy, developed by Allen Dulles and originally carried out by his protégé James Angleton, to use, for the purposes of America’s aristocracy, nazis’ intense racism, by retargeting it away from Jews and toward Russians, so as to weaken first the Soviet Union, and, then, after the end of that, Russia itself. (U.S. President Barack Obama’s involvement with Ukraine is very much a result of this post-WW-II pro-nazi Dulles-Angleton program.)

Apr 21 06:59

Top Italian Daily Breaks Western Media Silence on Political Murders in Kiev

In an unusually frank assessment by mainstream Western media of Kiev’s post-Maidan regime, the Italian daily La Repubblica has denounced “a ruthless sweeping away of every form of political opposition taking place in Kiev”. The paper was reacting to yet another assassination in Ukraine — this time of a popular journalist Oles Buzina on April 16.

Not shy of calling a spade a spade, the article leaves no doubts as to what is happening in Ukraine, right from the headline: “Pro-Russian journalist murdered in Kiev. The third political homicide in 24 hours.”

Apr 21 06:58

Wall Street Has No Idea How Much Money Venezuela Has

Bond investors suspect the Venezuelan government is pretty low on cash. Just how low, though, is a tricky question.

After all, this is a country that has stopped releasing even the most basic economic data -- things like inflation and government spending -- on a timely basis.

Given how high the stakes are, with many investors bracing for an imminent default, Wall Street analysts are scrambling to fill the void. Firms including Bank of America Corp. and Barclays Plc have created their own statistical series to try to help investors understand how dire the country’s cash squeeze is. It’s a challenging exercise, they say.

Apr 21 06:57

Leaked emails expose Sony concern over report its cameras used in Gaza attack

Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal was proud to add her name to a letter with some 200 other Hollywood big wigs supporting Israel last summer in the midst of its bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip.

But leaked emails released recently by Wikileaks show that behind the scenes company executives were worried about reports associating the Sony brand with the Israeli assault that left more than 2,200 people, 547 of them children, dead.

On 19 August, Stevan Bernard, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s head of corporate security wrote to David Diamond, executive assistant to company chairman and CEO Michael Lynton, to inform him about a media report “that Sony CCTV’s [sic] were being used as a part of the guidance system for Israeli rockets that were bombing Gaza.”

“In fact,” Bernard wrote, “they held up part of the camera housing for all to see.”

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Video: Israel strangles a Palestinian village

The inhabitants are considered West Bank residents and even though they are on Jerusalem’s side of the wall, they are only allowed to go to the nearest West Bank city, Ramallah, for necessary activities such as buying food or accessing medical care.

Required to submit to a tight regime of permits, everything in their lives is monitored: from the quantity of groceries they bring to the village to the people visiting. Each and every movement of people or products is being controlled by an Israeli “liaison office.”

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UK politicians adopt Israeli-style tactic to scare voters over Scotland

The SNP spearheaded the unsuccessful “Yes” campaign in last September’s Scottish independence referendum, but gained momentum that has made it the most popular party in Scotland. The party promises to use its anticipated strength in the House of Commons to advance Scotland’s interests.

So now, Labour and the Conservatives are trying to scare the electorate that a vote for their main rival would only empower the SNP, whose ultimate goal is an independent Scotland.

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