CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 15 07:12

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie.

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once actually charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.

Aug 15 07:10

Video: NYPD police brutality 8.12.14

A young Dominican complains they were the victim of police brutality.

Aug 15 07:07

Comcast Keeps Customer on Hold Until It Closes to Avoid Canceling His Service

The hits just keep coming for Comcast. It was bad enough when Ryan Block recorded the infamous customer service call from hell and when another Comcast customer showed how Comcast would only refund bogus charges to his account after he revealed to them that he’d recorded a phone call with a rep who explicitly said the charges wouldn’t apply. Now Comcast is having to deal with yet another instance of embarrassingly bad service: A customer who tried to cancel his account and was promptly put on hold for three-and-a-half hours until Comcast’s customer retention offices had closed for the day.

Aug 15 07:03

The Daily(Rand)Paul.com going down?

After being banned after 7yrs there, with out a hint why or even a warning...

I say fuck Mike N, and his Israel protecting, Rand loving site.

Aug 15 06:52

US/UK Knew About 911 Warning,Staged Egypt Revolution:Ex Interior Minister

The dam of Truth is starting to break....wide open!

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Over the weekend, the former Egyptian Interior Minister under Hosni Mubarak, Habib El-Adly, gave a speech at his own retrial in Cairo, Egypt. Among a number of generic statements, El-Adly made at least two bombshell claims during his testimony that have received little to no coverage in the Western press.

One of these claims was that the United States was behind the 2011 Egyptian revolution which overthrew Hosni Mubarak. The other, however, was that the Egyptian intelligence agencies and Interior Ministry received information regarding a developing terrorist operation against the United States in September, 2001 and that the Egyptians warned the United States twice ahead of time. According to El-Adly, these warnings were completely ignored.

Aug 15 06:46

Islamic State Is Covert US Intelligence Operation

WASHINGTON, August 13 (RIA Novosti), Lyudmila Chernova - The Islamic State (IS) is a covert intelligence operation by the United States which aims at setting a predicate for further escalation in Iraq, Francis Boyle, a constitutional scholar and law professor at University of Illinois, told RIA Novosti.

"All the implications so far in the public record are that ISIS [IS] is a covert US intelligence operation," Boyle told RIA Novosti Tuesday. "Head of ISIS Abu Bakr Baghdadi spent five years in an American detention facility, and also three of the four military commanders were also in detention by the US forces. So, my guess is that ISIS is indeed a covert US military intervention to set precedent for US escalation in Iraq."

Aug 15 06:42

Poland readies complaint to WTO over Russian embargo

Don't buy Polish apples,buy American apples if there are any!
You can't sell your apples in Russia any more because you care more about pleasing dc then you do about your own people!

Polish Agriculture Ministry has prepared a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the Russian ban on exports of agricultural goods from the European Union, according to the Minister Marek Sawicki.

Sawicki confirmed on Monday its being handled by Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechoci?ski, who is responsible for WTO cooperation and that in the coming days “the complaint will be handed over further.”

Aug 15 06:38

EU Farmers to Lose $16 Billion As Russians Support Food Embargo!

By the time this plays out the US may find itself under world wide quarantine...until it gets better or passes on!

MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) — The EU commissioners are seeking ways of reducing the harmful impact that Russia's food import ban is causing the European economy, although it is early to speak of exact numbers of losses, experts say.

"We still feel it's a little bit soon to discuss the cost implications. We are looking at every product individually," said Roger Waite, a spokesman for the EU’s executive Commission, earlier this week as cited by the International Business Times.

Aug 15 06:37

'Buy firewood & coal': MP warns Ukrainians after US, EU get access to national gas pipes

The decision by the Ukrainian parliament to allow companies from the US and EU to co-manage the country’s gas pipelines could lead to the country being left with no gas supplies in the coming winter, an MP has warned in an emotional online address.

Nikolay Rudkovsky, an independent MP in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, believes the law allowing 49 percent of Ukraine’s national gas transportation system (GTS) to be managed by foreign companies is a big mistake.

“People, my advice to you is: buy firewood and coal! After the Law on reforming the management system of the united gas transportation system of Ukraine (#4116) was passed today, our country has been left with almost no chances of staying with gas,” Rudkovsky said on Facebook, following the Rada session.

“Don’t the MPs understand that we are now guaranteed to have a winter with no heating?” he asked.

Aug 15 06:34

China to start direct sales of fruit and vegetables to Russia

Putin signed deals with numerous countries before and after the Russian sanctions were announced. Russia wont suffer but Europeans will suffer for the US government and their stupid dictatorial policys! BRRR! Gonna be a cold winter!

China will start selling fruit and vegetables directly to Russia, and Baorong company plans to set up a special logistics center in Dongning on the border with Russia’s Far East to do it.

The announcement comes after Russia introduced a 1-year ban on imports of some agricultural products from the EU, US, Australia, Canada, Australia and Norway last week. If it lasts, it could cost European Union members $16 billion, Vygaudas Usackas, the EU ambassador to Russia, estimated.

On Thursday the EU is holding a meeting to assess the possible effect of Russia’s sanctions on its farmers.

Aug 15 06:29

Stirring The Pot: DOJ Sends ‘Marshals’ To ‘Coach’ The Protesters In Ferguson

Is the Obama administration looking to stir up more trouble in Ferguson? “Protest marshals” from the same Department of Justice division that organized protests against George Zimmerman in the aftermath of the shooting of Trayvon Martin have been deployed to the troubled city. It is being reported that these DOJ agents will be “conducting training” for Ferguson protesters that will focus on “best practices for participating in protests”. Local officials in Missouri hope that this will help defuse the situation, but if history is any guide it may end up doing just the opposite. According to the head of Judicial Watch, the Community Relations Service of the Department of Justice “has a record of racially inflammatory rhetoric that is extreme in ideology and cynical in its politics”. Could these Ferguson protests ultimately be used to take us to the next level in the inflammation of racial tensions in America?

Aug 15 05:21

Eyewitness: Ferguson Cops ‘Allowed Everybody to Loot’

This past Sunday, police cordoned off an area in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., and stood idly by allowing people to destroy commercial property and loot retail establishments, an eyewitness told Infowars.

The witness, whom Infowars reporter Joe Biggs interviewed briefly, said he had been out on Sunday when most of the looting happened and that police let people have a free-for-all after establishing blockades around the community.

“The thing about it is they allowed everybody to loot Sunday,” the Ferguson resident told Biggs.

“That’s what I heard,” Biggs corroborated. “One of the guys we spoke to earlier said the cops were blocking an area and literally letting the masses drive by and go into the shopping centers.”

Aug 15 05:16

Has Clinton Made Her Second Pro-War Mistake?

Cease fire talks between Israel and Hamas have been extended for an additional five days.

The extension in the talks was made possible because Hamas is standing firm in its humanitarian demand that Israel lift the siege on Gaza, while Israel is feeling the negative worldwide vibes over its massive military assault.

The vibes are negative everywhere, that is, except in the U.S., where in an Atlantic interview, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared to kick off her 2016 presidential campaign with a ringing endorsement of Israel’s massive assault on the Palestinians of Gaza.

For his part, as the man who holds the reins of responsibility, President Obama has called a halt to U.S. Hellfire missile shipments to Israel until arrangements are made to clear with the White House all future transfers of Hellfire missiles.

Read more...

Aug 15 05:09

Mourning Rubble for Gaza

I hoped that some might find value in this.

When darkness overcomes us

And Hope lies in the past

What in our hearts sustains us?

How do we make love last?

When our weakness overwhelms us,

And we watch as children die,

How can we breathe this still foul air?

What makes us even try?

Read more...

Aug 15 01:15

World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict

With the crisis in Gaza, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria and the international stand-off ongoing in Ukraine, it can sometimes feel like the whole world is at war. -- But experts believe this is actually almost universally the case, according to a think-tank which produces one of the world’s leading measures of “global peacefulness” – and things are only going to get worse.

Aug 15 00:52

$2.46T: Tax Revenues for FY14 Hit Record Through July — Government Runs $460B Deficit

Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $2,469,178,000,000 for the first 10 months of the fiscal year this July, but the federal government still ran a $460,450,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Aug 15 00:43

Obama prepares schools for migrant kids

The Obama administration is preparing the nation’s schools to accept thousands of new students who illegally crossed the southwest border and are now awaiting trials on their possible deportations.

Aug 15 00:38

Second illegal immigrant wave of 30,000 coming in September, October

A second wave of some 30,000 unaccompanied illegal minors from violence-ravaged Central American nations is expected to swamp the U.S.-Mexico border in September and October, a crisis that could be worse than the one that has already pushed 62,000 children into the U.S., according to a top immigration group.

Aug 15 00:34

Record number of parents turn to homeschooling

While the sputtering economy is the reason families are choosing homeschooling over private schooling, the nationalized learning experiment (Common Core) is the main reason families are leaving the public schools in the first place.

Aug 14 23:53

Half a billion dollars of military gear given to local law enforcement — last year…

The events in Ferguson, Missouri this week are an uncomfortable reminder of the militarization of America’s small town law enforcement agencies. The photos coming out of the town–of heavily armed officers in full combat gear squaring off against unarmed protesters–look like images we’re used to seeing from places like Gaza, Turkey, or Egypt, not from a midwestern suburb of 21,000 people.

Aug 14 23:47

PENTAGON WEAPONRY CONFIRMED IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY…

Department of Defense provided surplus military vehicles, rifles, pistols to local police departments.

Aug 14 22:33

The Beginning of World Shift

Russian Strategy in the Face of Anglo-American Imperialism
by Thierry Meyssan
Voltaire Network | Damascus (Syria) | 13 August 2014

Anglo-Saxon agression against Russia is taking the form of financial and economic warfare. However, Moscow is preparing for armed hostilities by developing its agricultural self-sufficency and multiplying its alliances. For Thierry Meyssan, after the creation of the caliphate in the Levant, Washington would lay down a new card in September in St. Petersburg. The ability of Russia to maintain its internal stability will determine the course of events.......

Aug 14 20:06

New Ferguson Police Commander Ron Johnson Walks With Protesters

The Governor had enough! He sent in the State Police. Let us hope it isn't good cop bad cop,but the beginning of the end of tyrannical policing. We don't need a civil war!

The man now leading police in Ferguson, Missouri, walked Thursday night with those protesting the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, one day after protesters faced rubber bullets and tear gas from heavily armed officers in riot gear.

On Twitter, MSNBC's Jamil Smith in Ferguson captured a scene Thursday:

Aug 14 19:11

Iraq’s Mosul Dam Demands 24/7 Maintenance (or it will collapse and cause massive floods and loss of life)

Last week, the barbaric Islamic State (IS) seized the vitally important Mosul dam, dramatically impacting tactical options against them and potentially changing the future of the Middle East.

When the US coalition forces invaded Iraq in 2003, military intelligence developed invasion scenarios. One scenario included Iraqi forces placing detonation charges at the vitally important dam. If US forces were able to safely secure the dam, then they had a contingency plan to operate it and ensure critically important maintenance. The US quickly discovered the necessity for $27 million worth of frantically urgent repairs.

Since the dam was completed in the mid-1980’s it has required continuous (daily) maintenance, because it was built on top of gypsum, a soft mineral which dissolves when in contact with water. More than 50,000 tons of materials have been injected into the dam since 1986. The ‘sink hole’ type of cavities that constantly form have to be expeditiously plugged with “grout”, a liquefied mixture of cement and other additives.

Aug 14 19:03

New York #NMOS14 #JusticeforMikeBrown Protest getting antsy now

National organizers, who rallied communities from coast to coast under the Twitter hashtag #NMOS14, were adamant that the gatherings weren't protests or boycotts after four days of unrest and confrontation in Ferguson.

hands up don't shoot - I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO STREAM

Aug 14 18:28

Newspaper employee, father of five Tased to death after police ID him as suspect b/c he was riding a bicycle

Contrasting pictures emerged Wednesday of a Daily Press employee who died Tuesday night in the custody of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies after being stunned with a taser multiple times.

Aug 14 18:26

Ferguson or Iraq? Photos Unmask the Militarization of America's Police

The racial tensions, looting, vandalism and police tactics that have followed Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised the question: Is this really what America looks like in 2014?

Aug 14 18:11

Putting a 9/11 Mystery (i.e. WTC 7) on the Ballot

There is a reason so many people don’t trust the security apparatus and its allies in government, academia and the media, or the reassuring stories they tell us time after time that “there’s nothing to see here, folks.”Or to allow even the most reasonable question into the public discourse.

That kind of question hasn’t been possible with the mystery of Building 7. Until now.

A small group, NYC Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN), run and largely staffed by a young man named Ted Walter, has come up with a solution: Get the public to legislate a formal inquiry into building collapses.

Aug 14 17:35

I am Mike Brown Live Protests from Ferguson, MO

KARG Argus

Aug 14 17:31

Syrian Kurds, Not U.S. Military, Rescued Trapped Yazidis In Iraq

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In a perfect example of how world events can be misconstrued in mainstream media outlets for propaganda purposes, recent reports regarding trapped Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar have been used as cover for the justification of an American bombing campaign in Iraq.

This tragedy, which is very real, has been presented to the American public as the reason that the U.S. military is engaging in “targeted airstrikes” in Iraq, despite the fact that the area where the airstrikes initially took place was Erbil, a “hub” for major international oil companies which is not “in the vicinity” of Mt. Sinjar.

Although some airstrikes did eventually take place near Mt. Sinjar, the truth is that the trapped Yazidis were used as an excuse for the American military to act as protection for oil fields and international oil interests...

Aug 14 16:54

US Marine Drops Bombshell On Ferguson, Missouri Police State – This Is Not America Anymore!

Joining a peaceful protest in Ferguson, this Marine tells us that peacefully protesting Americans SHOULD NEVER have sniper rifles pointed at them and tanks intimidating them as America turns into a 3rd world country.

Aug 14 16:19

NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas blasted civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton Over Ferguson Protests

"has not helped one situation he has protested at,he actually made it worst and because of him the jury goes the other way..(think about it) Jena six,trayvon and the list goes back way back."

Aug 14 16:04

Pastor shot by a rubber bullet while praying in Ferguson - Photo of scar/bruise - tells her story to NPR

Ferguson Pastor: 'This Is Not A Race Issue ... This Is A Human Issue'

Rev. Willis Johnson's church is just one mile from the site where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Johnson has spent the past week with the protesters gathered at the scene, and he tells Melissa Block what he's hearing from them.

Aug 14 14:50

Black Panthers Warn Open Carry Group They Can’t March in #Ferguson

Members of the gun rights group Open Carry Texas met with Fifth Ward community leaders Wednesday

ONE FED FRONT AGAINST ANOTHER ?

Aug 14 14:15

The farce of GMO industry safety studies

Who would have expected that toxicology would become a rich reservoir of farce and irony? Yet that is exactly what has happened in the area of GMO toxicity testing, thanks to double standards that mean studies finding harm are judged very differently to those finding safety.

The latest episode in the farce is a GMO industry safety study designed to test the effects in rats fed a GMO canola compared with rats fed non-GM canola. Unfortunately, the test animals were fed GMOs and pesticides and control animals were also fed – er – GMOs and pesticides. Unsurprisingly, the study found no effect from feeding the GM food under test and concluded that it was safe. In spite of its poor design, the study could be used to gain regulatory approval for the GM Roundup-tolerant canola under test.

Aug 14 14:06

Humans Need Not Apply - A Frightening Look at How Advanced Computers and Robots Will Put Hundreds of Millions Out of Work

A scary and apparently realistic look at the future of robotics and the effect of machines on human employment. Machines are already capable of learning and mastering human tasks we once thought impossible.

Aug 14 13:32

Holder dispatches team that 'inflamed' Trayvon case

Responding to news that the Justice Department has dispatched its Community Relations Service to the scene of racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the head of the Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch says it’s time for a civil rights investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder’s agency.

“Eric Holder’s Justice Department is unfortunately not to be trusted on racial matters,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in an interview with WND.

Under Holder’s leadership, he said, the department “has a record of racially inflammatory rhetoric that is extreme in ideology and cynical in its politics.”

“The idea that this Justice Department could be trusted to mediate is highly suspect,” he said.

Aug 14 12:48

"How can we feel like we can have free speech if there's guy staring down a sniper rifle as we speak?" - Powerful Video Captures The Turbulent Scene

"That's what this is about. Intimidation," one protester told the Times.

New York Times video journalist Brent McDonald traveled to Ferguson, Missouri

Aug 14 12:24

President Obama: "No Excuse" For "Excessive Force"

Obama: “Police Should Not be Bullying or Arresting Journalists Just Trying to do Their Jobs”

Aug 14 11:42

In Many US Communities, Cops are the ‘Terrorists’

The apparent murder by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black youth who was shot a number of times while he was allegedly on his knees with his hands up in the air, pleading “Don’t shoot, I’m not armed,” is exposing everything that is wrong with policing in the US today.

Aug 14 11:14

Those War-Ready Cops in Ferguson Are 9/11's Awful Legacy—and Your Taxes Are Paying for It

First came the police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on the way back from the convenience store with a friend. Then came the protests and looting. Then came the astonishing police response, which by Wednesday night transformed the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, an inner suburb of St. Louis, into a scene out of Cairo, Kiev, or Tehran. Which has led appalled onlookers to ask: Who has been outfitting local police departments to look like battle-hardened military units?

Aug 14 11:06

The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson

The intensive militarization of America’s police forces is a serious menace about which a small number of people have been loudly warning for years, with little attention or traction. In a 2007 paper on

“the blurring distinctions between the police and military institutions and between war and law enforcement,” the criminal justice professor Peter Kraska defined “police militarization” as “the process whereby civilian police increasingly draw from, and pattern themselves around, the tenets of militarism and the military model.”

Aug 14 11:01

Here We Go? Congressman And Civil Rights Leader John Lewis: Declare Martial Law In Ferguson, Missouri

“Ferguson, Missouri, it’s not the Congo. It is not China, It is not Russia. We can do better. It takes me back to the ’40s, the ’50s, the ’60s.”

Aug 14 10:53

13 yr old Tx boy wants a voice

13 yr old from Texas was court ordered to remove this video of him telling his familys horrific story of injustice that led to him being abuse while cps did

Aug 14 10:52

Congressman Who Voted Against Minimum Wage Hike Complains He Hasn’t Gotten A Raise Since 2008

Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) is fighting pressure to agree to a pay cut for members of Congress, instead complaining that the $174,000 annual salary was already frozen.

Aug 14 10:35

Putin: Russians need to engage, but have no confrontation with wider world

Russians must consolidate and develop their country, neither sliding into isolationism nor sacrificing their dignity for the sake of pleasing anyone, President Vladimir Putin declared.

Aug 14 10:12

Nine charged for alleged #Ferguson looting

Aug 14 10:03

The real Skynet: New NSA autonomous weapons system intercepts threats and retaliates automatically

They could just as easily have called it Skynet, the computer network of Terminator franchise fame that eventually led to the destruction of the modern world.

Aug 14 10:01

U.S. Knew About 9/11 Warning, Staged Egypt Revolution: Ex Interior Minister

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Over the weekend, the former Egyptian Interior Minister under Hosni Mubarak, Habib El-Adly, gave a speech at his own retrial in Cairo, Egypt. Among a number of generic statements, El-Adly made at least two bombshell claims during his testimony that have received little to no coverage in the Western press.

One of these claims was that the United States was behind the 2011 Egyptian revolution which overthrew Hosni Mubarak. The other, however, was that the Egyptian intelligence agencies and Interior Ministry received information regarding a developing terrorist operation against the United States in September, 2001 and that the Egyptians warned the United States twice ahead of time. According to El-Adly, these warnings were completely ignored...

Aug 14 09:55

Ferguson police response 'a municipal version of shock and awe'

Eyewitness Jelani Cobb, reporting for the New Yorker:

Aug 14 09:48

U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips On How to Handle Tear Gas to Help Residents of Ferguson, Missouri

As you may have heard, police and Swat teams in Ferguson, Missouri have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters, and outlawed peaceful assembly.

Police are also using stun grenades and ear-damaging military sound cannons against peaceful protesters.

Reporters are among those shot at with rubber bullets and tear gas, assaulted and arrested.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the police had allowed Saturday's peaceful march to end without incident, this would all be over. But everything the Ferguson police do seems intended to provoke further outrage and anger.

Aug 14 09:48

Ferguson Under Seize: Why Michael Brown's Murder And Nationwide Police Brutality Is The Tipping Point For Revolution

What does one write about Brown that has not been written about Oscar Grant and Ramarley Graham and Rekia Boyd and Eric Garner?

Aug 14 09:46

Did Robin Williams Die Of Autoerotic Asphyxiation?

While the mainstream media continues to report that Robin Williams committed suicide, the truth is a very different story. New evidence shows that the beloved actor may have died in an autoerotic asphyxiation accident.

Wikipedia defines autoerotic asphyxiation as “the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal,” and up to 1000 people die doing it every year.

If Robin Williams had been found dead in the midst of a sexual act, it would have tarnished his legacy as a family-friendly American icon. This would have a devastating impact on his estate, giving his ample motive to make his death look like a suicide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So I am not the only person who has come to this conclusion.

Aug 14 09:16

NY State Candidate for Governor Arrested For Filming Police

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Despite the Supreme Court having ruled that videotaping police is legal and protected by the 1st Amendment, citizens all across the country continue to be arrested, charged, and abused by police for doing so...

Aug 14 08:58

Ferguson Police Use Tear Gas On Al Jazeera America Team

An Al Jazeera America news crew covering the tension in Ferguson, Missouri was hit with tear gas by police on Wednesday.

Police smashing Al Jazeera America cameras and lights. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/KXeiHaPck6

— rachel white (@ohhoe) August 14, 2014

The team was reportedly setting up their equipment for a report on the rising tensions when police threw tear gas and fired rubber bullets towards them. Surrounded by a cloud of tear gas, the crew abandoned their cameras and ran to safety.

Aug 14 08:53

Top 10 U.S. cities running out of water

The U.S. Drought Monitor has released new data on U.S. cities that are running out of water — and believe it or not, the top 10 spots are all located in California.

Aug 14 08:48

Debt Rattle Aug 12 2014: The Lost Art of Empire

....perhaps help is on its way, from sources that are likely even more unlikely than the cavalry. That is to say, the – right-wing – Daily Telegraph in Britain has started reporting on the dark sides of Ukraine’s government, and our attitude towards the country. Over the weekend, Christopher Booker wrote:

Fresh Evidence Of How The West Lured Ukraine Into Its Orbit

How odd it has been to read all those accounts of Europe sleepwalking into war in the summer of 1914, and how such madness must never happen again, against the background of the most misrepresented major story of 2014 – the gathering crisis between Russia and the West over Ukraine,

For months the West has been demonising President Putin, with figures such as the Prince of Wales and Hillary Clinton comparing him with Hitler, oblivious to the fact that what set this crisis in motion were those recklessly provocative moves to absorb Ukraine into the EU. There was never any way that this drive to suck the original cradle of Russian identity into the Brussels empire was not going to provoke Moscow to react – not least due to the prospect that its only warm-water ports, in Crimea, might soon be taken over by Nato.

Aug 14 08:47

SWAT Raid House over Anonymous internet posting...Evansville Police VIDEO shows what REALLY Happened

victim of 'Swatting'

- The city of Evansville is seeking a favorable judgment in a lawsuit brought by a local woman

All of this because of something somebody used wifi to connect to their Internet connection and sent a text message to the police department!

The police once again demonstrate that their favorite tactic is terrorism.

Aug 14 08:47

Comcast Keeps Customer on Hold Until It Closes to Avoid Canceling His Service

The hits just keep coming for Comcast. It was bad enough when Ryan Block recorded the infamous customer service call from hell and when another Comcast customer showed how Comcast would only refund bogus charges to his account after he revealed to them that he’d recorded a phone call with a rep who explicitly said the charges wouldn’t apply.

Aug 14 08:46

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Passengers’ Bank Accounts Being Accessed Unknowingly, Money Goes Missing- Report

Even after five months, missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remains a mystery. The flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 after losing contact with the radar. In shocking twist of events, the cops have discovered that money from the bank accounts of some passengers traveling in MH370 is missing.

According to New Straits Times, Chief Assistant Commissioner Izany Abdul Ghany of City Commercial Crime Investigation has reported that RM 111, 000 have been withdrawn from the accounts of four passengers' of now missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The doubtful bank activity was reported by a manager of the local bank.

The report notes that the withdrawal by the unknown person was made almost four months after the airliner's disappearance on July 18, 2014. It was only during the "internal audit" the bank discovered that money from the accounts of MH370's passengers' account is missing.

Aug 14 08:44

Ferguson Police instruct the news media to turn off their cameras. Caught on film.

Commands to turn off cameras start a bit after the 2 minute mark.

Aug 14 08:41

The Russian appeal to Germany

If we were to recall recent history, we would remember that a vast army of 300,000 Soviet troops along with 5,000 tanks, 1,500 aircraft and 10,000 artillery pieces (including tactical nuclear weapons) simply left the then just-united Germany without firing a shot.

It was an operation unprecedented in scope and brevity, when the entire Soviet army withdrew literally to open fields. Tens of thousands of Soviet officers, obeying the orders of the supreme command, went from their warm barracks to live in moldy tents set up in the middle of sodden snow-covered fields. In many instances along with their families.

For what?

For hope. Hope that the dark pages of history between our two countries were finally and forever past. Hope that we no longer have to keep armies of tanks in the center of Europe, and that Europe would respect and consider our interests. Hope that in a united Germany we would have a good friend and ally, with whom Russia would fulfill the dream of Charles de Gaulle of a united Europe stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.

When our armies were leaving Germany, our soldiers were told that Germany had recognized and redeemed its mistakes of the past, there were no undecided issues with Germany, and that we would no longer hear German voices calling for retribution against Russia, therefore we did not need our Army of tanks positioned in the middle of Europe.

Aug 14 08:23

How computer hackers changed the Ferguson protests

Exposed to the light the cops run like cockroaches when you turn on the light!

FERGUSON • The Internet crashed at City Hall here on Tuesday morning. Ferguson’s website went dark. The phones died.

City officials didn’t say what happened — only that a flood of traffic aimed at the City Hall website “just kept coming.”And the hackers vowed retribution if police harmed protesters.

“We are watching you very closely,” Anonymous’ distinctive electronic voice rasped in a video posted Monday on Twitter. “If you abuse, harass or harm the protesters in Ferguson we will take every Web-based asset of your departments and federal agencies offline.”

The hackers would also, the video continued, begin publicly releasing police officers’ personal information.

Then they did.

Early Tuesday morning, someone posted the home address and phone number of Jon Belmar, the relatively new chief of St. Louis County police. And that was just the beginning.

Aug 14 08:18

St. Louis alderman says police pulled him out of car at Ferguson protest

The local business leaders have had it with the cops!

FERGUSON • St. Louis Alderman Antonio French emerged Thursday morning from a night in jail after his arrest at the Ferguson protests to say that the police officers' "heavy-handed" approach on the streets is making the situation worse.Business, civic leaders decry unrest in Ferguson

St. Louis business leaders are denouncing violence and police actions in Ferguson following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last Saturday.

Chris Sommers, owner of the Pi Pizzeria chain in St. Louis, also has been active on social media throughout the week, mostly retweeting news accounts of the unfolding events in Ferguson on his Twitter account, @sommerscm, to his more than 800 followers. Sommers said the protests following Brown's death have been mishandled by authorities. “It's devastating to our town,”

Aug 14 08:18

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department

White House in the dark over arms supplies to Israel: report

Well that sums it all up!

Aug 14 08:12

There's a police coup going on right now in Ferguson, Mo.

The people in charge of a large American community are systematically shredding the United States Constitution tonight. It is nothing less than a police coup.

Aug 14 08:10

Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack

The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable Israel’s military assaults – such as the one on Gaza.

Aug 14 08:09

Ferguson: Journalists Ryan J Reilly, Wesley Lowery arrested as ‘warrior-cops’ stalk streets

SWAT teams armed to the teeth with guns trained on crowds. It seems like a scene from an action movie, but it's happening on the streets of the world’s wealthiest democracy.

This morning, Huffington Post reporter Ryan J Reilly and Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery live tweeted their arrest from a McDonald’s in Ferguson, St Louis.

Aug 14 08:06

Those War-Ready Cops in Ferguson Are 9/11's Awful Legacy—and Your Taxes Are Paying for It

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the American taxpayer has been providing the funding for an eye-popping influx of money from the Department of Homeland Security to state and local law enforcement agencies.

Aug 14 08:05

State Senator To Ferguson Police: 'Will I Get Tear-Gassed Again?'

Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal confronted Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson during a press conference Wednesday, asking why she was tear-gassed during a nonviolent protest.

Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, said she had been tear-gassed while peacefully protesting the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager shot to death by a police officer on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is trying to frame this confrontation as a racial issue, and even try to use it to call for more gun control. But it isn't. This is about people OF ALL COLORS tired of oppressive police brutality at the hands of a government that sees such brutality and control as preferential to working with the people as the Constitution demands.

The police drew first blood. They have been drawing first blood for years now with an epidemic of wrongful shootings of innocent people, SWAT team invasions aty wrong addresses, brutalization of women and children, shooting of pets, and so forth. Since 9-11 the domestic police forces of the United States have murdered 8 times as many innocent Americans as terrorists have!

The claim that this is all about race is a false-dichotomy to conceal the fact that the real issue is We The People OF ALL COLORS demanding our Constitutional rights back, first and foremost that we not be gunned down in cold blood by some uniformed thug driven psychotic by anti-depressants and then protected from prosecution by the system!

Aug 14 08:03

Gay Apple customer outraged after he ‘received receipt from store employee with homophobic slur printed on it in place of email address’

A gay Apple customer claims he was handed a receipt with a homophobic slur on it after shopping in one of their stores.
Adam Catanzarite visited the Apple store at Pioneer Place in Portland last month to purchase a pair of $29 earphones.
But when he checked his receipt days later, the place reserved for the customer's email address had been replaced with the words f@g.com.

Aug 14 08:02

St. Louis County police will no longer be involved in policing Ferguson

The governor of Missouri will reportedly relieve St. Louis County law enforcement from policing the ongoing demonstrations in the town of Ferguson, paving the way for possible state or federal intervention.

Aug 14 07:51

MUST See VIDEO from Last Night! - LRAD, TEAR GAS + Rubber Bullets in Ferguson,

great commentary from reporter !!

Aug 14 07:45

Hundreds of scholars say they won’t engage with University of Illinois unless decision to block Salaita is reversed

In the last 24 hours, sociologists and scholars of composition and rhetoric have organized two new statements of refusal regarding the Steven Salaita affair.

1. The sociology statement reads as follows:

Dear Chancellor Wise:

We are members of Sociology departments from around the world who write, regretfully, to inform you that we will not engage with the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as speakers, or as participants in conferences or other events at Illinois, until you rescind the decision to block Professor Steven Salaita’s appointment to the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Many prominent academics have written eloquently about the chilling effect your decision will have on the free expression of dissident ideas by academics; legal scholars have argued that it is a violation of academic freedom and more fundamentally, of freedom of speech.

Diverse and discordant voices, voices that some find “difficult,” are key to the survival of our schools as living institutions. Critical thinking of the kind that can lead directly to political dissent is exactly what any faculty in any college or university worthy of the name must teach.

Please reconsider your decision. Until then, we will not engage with a university we otherwise admire in so many ways.

If you are a sociologist, and wish you to add your name to this statement, you can sign it here.

Aug 14 07:24

Edward Snowden Leaks Onto The Cover Of Wired, Reveals Autonomous NSA Weapon

During the interview Snowden explained a previously unrevealed NSA cyber weapon called “MonsterMind,”

Aug 14 07:18

NATO is desperate for war

All hail Ukraine as the new Somalia; a fitting Frankenstein created by the exceptionalist Empire of Chaos.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is desperate; it is itching for a war in battlefield Ukraine at any cost.

Let’s start with Pentagon supremo, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who has waxed lyrical over the Russian Bear’s “threat”: “When you see the build-up of Russian troops and the sophistication of those troops, the training of those troops, the heavy military equipment that’s being put along that border, of course it’s a reality, it’s a threat, it’s a possibility – absolutely.”

Aug 14 07:15

Shocking footage out of Ferguson, Missouri shows that police are deliberately targeting journalists as part of a military-style crackdown

The clip shows Al-Jazeera journalists preparing to do a live camera shot of the scene in Ferguson before they are hit with a round of tear gas. The reporters run in the opposite direction. Subsequent photographs show militarized police officers seizing and dismantling their camera equipment

Aug 14 07:13

Gaza, Ebola, Iraq … are we approaching disaster overload?

Reflecting on the responses to the number of man-made emergencies detonating or still smouldering around the world earlier this year, from Syria to Ukraine and from Nigeria and South Sudan to Central African Republic (CAR), Kofi Annan appeared uncharacteristically weary.

“You sometimes have a feeling that the global community – and even the big powers – can only focus on one crisis at a time,” the former UN secretary general said.

Aug 14 07:10

Pentagon Gave Ferguson Police Department Military-Grade Weapons

In 2013 alone, $449,309,003.71 worth of property was transferred to law enforcement,’ the agency’s website states.

Aug 14 06:57

Arms export control act of 1974

"Israel is and has been in violation for years and every penny approved by congress has been a violation of the law. Read."

Section 4 of the Arms Export Control Act states that U.S. defense
articles and defense services shall be sold to friendly countries “solely” for use in
“internal security,” for use in “legitimate self-defense,”

Should the President determine and
report in writing to Congress or if Congress determines through enactment of a joint
resolution pursuant to section 3(c)(3)(A) of the Arms Export Control Act that a
“substantial violation” by a foreign country of an applicable agreement governing an
arms sale has occurred, then that country becomes ineligible for further U.S. military
sales under the AECA. This action would terminate provision of credits, loan
guarantees, cash sales, and deliveries pursuant to previous sales.

Aug 14 06:54

Video: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Celebrates Castro’s 88th Birthday

No surprise here. MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell took time to celebrate communist dictator Fidel Castro's 88th birthday. The segment showed Cubans in lockstep gushing over Castro. The clip even shows a now grown up Elian Gonzales with tears of joy streaming down his face. This segment was just another MSNBC propaganda piece to push their socialist agenda.

Aug 14 06:48

The Cost of Israel to U.S. Taxpayers

The Cranston Amendment reads, in part: "It is the policy and the intention of the United States that the funds provided in annual appropriations for the Economic Support Fund[s]which are allocated to Israel shall not be less than the annual debt repayment (interest and principal) from Israel to the United States Government in recognition that such a principle serves United States interests in the region."

In other words the United States will give enough money to Israel to cover their debt so they never pay back a penny.

Aug 14 06:35

Ferguson, Missouri: “This is no longer a peaceful assembly. Go home or be subject to arrest,”

One a-hole provocateur or fool threw bottles at cops, and that was all for the peaceful protest to turn violent.

Aug 14 06:34

Netanyahu Tells U.S. 'Not To Ever Second Guess Me Again' On Hamas

Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, say the Israeli leader advised the Obama administration "not to ever second guess me again" on the matter. The officials also said Netanyahu said he should be "trusted" on the issue and about the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on cease-fire talks.

Aug 14 06:30

White House in the dark over arms supplies to Israel

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Aug 14 06:25

Detroit mayor employs damage control as city prepares to resume water shutoffs

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a “10-point plan” last week, which he claims will slow the rate of water shutoffs and provide greater financial assistance to families facing the loss of their service.

Aug 14 06:23

Edward Snowden Leaks Onto The Cover Of Wired, Reveals Autonomous NSA Weapon

During the interview Snowden explained a previously unrevealed NSA cyber weapon called “MonsterMind,”

Aug 14 05:45

Here’s the Real Problem with the Riots in St. Louis

On Saturday, August 9th, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., a city of about 21,000 people located right outside St. Louis.

Brown was unarmed, and following his death, many residents of Ferguson and the neighboring areas have rallied in the teen’s name, saying he was unjustly killed by police, as he was unarmed and cooperating. In fact, the friend he was with at the time went as far as saying Brown was “shot like an animal” after an officer approached them for no reason.

Aug 14 05:15

Obama: Netanyahu “Too Strong” to Make Peace

In order for peace to ever occur between Israel and the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs to be weakened, United States President Barack Obama asserted.

In an interview with the New York Times’ Thomas L. Friedman, the president said that Netanyahu was “too strong” and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen] was “too weak.”

According to Obama, in order for Netanyhau to come to the negotiating table and make concessions, the prime minister needs to feel more pressure from his cabinet and Israelis.

The president pointed to the fact that Netanyahu’s “poll numbers are a lot higher than mine,” which “were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza.”

Obama argued that “if he [Netanyahu] doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard to see him being able to make some very difficult compromises, including taking on the settler movement.”

Aug 14 04:43

Movement!

During a personal search for insight regarding the effectiveness of protesting, I made this short documentary for my final project before graduating from film school a few months ago, but I have not posted it here until now.

Is the tide returning?

~ CD

Aug 13 22:45

Witness: Mike Brown was 'shot like an animal'

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A witness to the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has come forward to tell his side of Saturday's events.

Dorian Johnson was walking with Brown Saturday afternoon when the shooting happened. NewsChannel 5's Farrah Fazal was the only local reporter he spoke with.

You can watch the entire raw interview below this story.

Here are excerpts of Johnson's interview: "It was around 1:40, two o'clock. We were walking down the street, empty street. We were just walking down, minding our business. We're both headed home, and the officer's approaching us, and as he pulled up on the side of us, he didn't say 'freeze,' 'halt,' or nothing like we were committing a crime. He said, 'Get the f*** on the sidewalk!' I told the officer we were not but a minute away from the destination."

"He never once attempted to grab for this officer's weapon."

Aug 13 22:42

Michael Brown had no criminal background

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – An 18-year-old shot and killed near a Ferguson apartment complex Saturday afternoon had no criminal record, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

Aug 13 22:39

Police shoot man pointing gun at officers in Ferguson; woman shot in drive-by

You got to wonder what the heck is going on in Ferguson.

FERGUSON (KTVI) — There has been another police shooting in Ferguson overnight.

Around 1 a.m., four men in ski masks armed with shotguns approached a crowd at Sheffingdell Ct. and Chambers Rd.

Police arrived to hear shots fired, and see people running. One officer chased a suspected shooter.

Officers say the gunman pointed his handgun at the officer. The officer shot the man.

Aug 13 22:36

FBI warns New Black Panther leader in Ferguson inciting violence

I smell COINTELPRO! PHEWEE!

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The FBI is concerned members of the New Black Panther Party are in Ferguson and advocating violence against police.

According to an alert from the St. Louis Division of the FBI the National Chief of Staff of the New Black Panther Party is in Ferguson.

Aug 13 22:29

Unrest simmers after crowds clear from West Florissant Avenue

French arrested

St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French was among about 10 people arrested Wednesday night.
Meghan Flannery, the director of elementary programs for North Campus, a non-profit operated by French, confirmed the arrest.
"We got a phone call from his wife saying he'd been detained," said Flannery.
French is being held at the Ferguson Police Department. No word on charges.
--Paul Hampel, 11:50 p.m.
Reporters arrested in McDonald's

Wesley Lowery, a reporter with the Washington Post, was arrested Wednesday evening along with Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post, Lowery relayed on Twitter.
He wrote that police came into the McDonald's on West Florissant Road where the two were working, and tried "to kick everyone out.”
“Officers decided we weren't leaving McDonalds quickly enough, shouldn't have been taping them,” he tweeted.
“Officers slammed me into a fountain soda machine because I was confused about which door they were asking me to walk out of,” he wrote.

Aug 13 21:58

Ferguson Riot Police Wound Reporter In Attack on Protestors

In Ferguson, Missouri, Infowars reporter Joe Biggs was shot in the kidneys Wednesday night by St. Louis Co. Police using flash bangs and rubber bullets during protests over the police shooting of an unarmed teenager four days ago.

Additionally, the police were reportedly hunting down journalists amongst the demonstrators after arresting two prior to the assault.

Aug 13 21:41

Mike Brown Killed By Protected Ferguson Police Employee

Mike Brown was shot multiple times in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday.

He died – his body left in the street for hours.

He was unarmed.

The aggressor has been protected by those at the Ferguson Police Outfit.

The aggressor wears the badge of the Ferguson Police Outfit.

It is individuals who act, and thus, individuals who are responsible for their actions.

It is the victim or those closest – not friends of the killer, or those who work for another coercive monopoly – who know best what would make someone whole.

The police state thrives on perceived legitimacy. Would you say its actors are deserving?

Aug 13 21:15

BOYCOTT ISRAEL PRODUCTS

Sodastream shows that bar codes starting with 871 can also be from israel in addition to 729. [ts]

Aug 13 20:48

Benjamin Netanyahu Will Not Cooperate With U.N. War Crimes Investigation

In a video posted on his official Facebook page, Netanyahu criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council for failing to investigate Hamas’ attacks against Israeli civilians and its use of the people of Gaza as “human shields,” as well as the “massacre” of Syrian civilians and atrocities committed by Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

Aug 13 19:48

‘Drone-vertising’: Great, Now UAVs Are Going to be Flying around Selling Us Stuff

Am I the only one who feels like I’ve been born in the wrong time period?

Or maybe we just permanently live in 1984 year after year after year…

Apparently the next trendy new thing will be drones flying around everywhere trying to sell you stuff.

That’s right. Tagline? “Advertising has never been so high.”

Aug 13 19:41

Making Murder "Reasonable": How the Ferguson PD Will Whitewash the Killing of Michael E. Brown

Neither of the young men was doing anything suspicious to justify a police “contact,” so the officer synthesized one out of the ether: According to Johnson, as the cop drove by he bellowed at the pedestrians to “get the f**k on the sidewalk.”

Johnson, displaying immeasurably more civility than the armed functionary supposedly there to protect and serve him, politely explained that he was only a few hundred feet from his home. He recalls that the officer took offense, slammed on his brakes, threw his vehicle into reverse — nearly hitting the pedestrians -- and growled, “What’d you say?”

According to Johnson’s account, the cop began to exit his vehicle, but his door slammed into Brown. At roughly the same time, the uniformed assailant grabbed the terrified 18-year-old by his neck.

Aug 13 19:27

A group of North Korean defectors held by China on the Laos border is released to South Korea rather than repatriated in sign of a Chinese policy change

A group of North Koreans defectors has been detained on the Chinese border with Laos in the latest crackdown by authorities who repatriate North Koreans found illegally in China.

Aug 13 19:27

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country who are ticketed for minor offenses are sentenced to probation managed by private companies, according to Human Rights Watch. In Alabama, it’s become a vicious cycle of fines

JCS collects fines for violations like drunk driving, speeding or driving without a license, all at no cost to taxpayers. The Atlanta-based company charged Mann an additional monthly fee of $35 and also dug up old fines that Mann owed from past offenses dating back to the 1990s, including disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Aug 13 18:39

Huffington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson

Ryan Reilly describes Ferguson arrest to MSNBC

Aug 13 18:25

ISIS, Israel and US duplicity

The US government claims it has launched several air strikes against ISIS, these are the same ISIS militants that the US and its client states are supporting in Syria; the same breed and stock of militants they let loose like wild dogs to lynch Gaddafi and wreak havoc in Libya.

Aug 13 18:24

A Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where He Should Hide His Roommate

A man accused of killing his roommate in Gainesville, Fla.,told the Siri application on his iPhone that he needed “to hide my roommate” on the day the two men were last seen together.

Aug 13 18:23

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office unconstitutionally seizes property without a hearing and sells it without due process, to raise millions of dollars to pay its employee's salaries, a class action claims in Federal Court.

Lead plaintiff Christos Sourovelis claims Philadelphia abuses the process of civil asset forfeiture, in which property used in a crime is charged with the crime and seized.

Aug 13 17:44

Live Video Feed: protest in Ferguson, MO

BREAKING: Police are calling people to disperse.SHOOTING TEAR GAS - Rubber Bullets in Ferguson,

Aug 13 17:16

Anonymous Releases Police Audio From Day Of Mike Brown Murder

The hackers' group "Anonymous" has released the full audio recordings of the St.Lousi Police Despatch from the night of Mike Brown's murder.

These files compiled in this video contains audio of St. Louis police dispatch from the date of August 9th 2014, the day Mike Brown was murdered by a Ferguson PD officer.

We have released these tapes to the public so as they are able to get a sense of the atmosphere the moments before and the hours after Mike Brown was shot.

These raw audio files have been compiled and long quiet moments have been cut down. Time stamps are available within the video.

Aug 13 17:12

HSBC cancels account of carpet shop after after it purchases 3 carpets from Iranian businessman

(and it didn't help that the name of the carpet shop was Persian Carpet Studio)

After writing to his MP, Tim Yeo, he received a letter from the Treasury which confirmed the shop was 'perfectly in order to sell Persian carpets'.

He added: 'It said we never ever tried to send any money to Iran. We are not breaking any sanctions. The business was perfectly legitimate.'

He has accused the bank of being frightened of a US treasury department who are handing fines to banks linked to sanction- breaking or money laundering activities.

He went on: 'All our banks are so frightened of what the US Treasury department is doing to them, that they are running around like headless chickens and closing down anything to do with Iranian connections.

'Our Government is not doing anything to protect our banking industry. I think the US Treasury is trying to decimate the UK banking industry for their own gain.'

Aug 13 17:01

Live: Ferguson, Mo protest on W Florissant:

LIVE

Aug 13 16:47

The Greenhouse propaganda—How Gazan history is being rewritten to dehumanize Palestinians

In mid-December, the greenhouses made their first export of 8 tons of peppers. Speaking to the Associated Press about the success of the project, Jabir said, “It makes us proud. This land was a symbol of occupation and many people were doubting our ability to rehabilitate [it], but now we have proven that we, as Palestinians, are able to manage our lives, to farm our land and to do our own business.”

That hope and pride soon turned to despair. According to Jabir, in order for the project to be successful, it would require moving at least 25 truckloads of produce a day through the Karni crossing. On rare days when the Karni crossing was functioning smoothly he was only able to move 3 truckloads. A crossing that was supposed to be open 24/7, per an international agreement to which Israel was party, was only open sporadically and unpredictably. Israel cited security concerns. The Palestine Economic Development Corporation and its Israeli distribution partner Adafresh were losing hundreds of thousands of dollars every week.

Aug 13 16:17

Live Video Feed: protest in Ferguson, MO

Aug 13 15:53

Detroit mayor employs damage control as city prepares to resume water shutoffs

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a “10-point plan” last week, which he claims will slow the rate of water shutoffs and provide greater financial assistance to families facing the loss of their service.

During a press conference promoting the new policy, Duggan voiced the concerns of the political establishment that the shutoffs were stoking up class tensions in the city to dangerous levels. The mayor echoed US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes who complained last month that anger over the brutal policy could combine with opposition to cuts in city worker pensions and derail implementation of the city’s restructuring plan. This prompted the city to announce a 15-day “pause” in water shutoffs that has now been extended to August 24.

Aug 13 15:53

ISIS, Israel and US duplicity

Mainstream media wants us to believe ISIS sprung up out of a hole in the ground and became powerful enough to take over large cities without any assistance from the big powers. The ineptitude of that narrative is an insult to everyone’s intelligence.

The US government claims it has launched several air strikes against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) militants in Iraq. These are the same ISIS militants that the US and its client states are supporting in Syria; the same breed and stock of militants they let loose like wild dogs to lynch Gaddafi and wreak havoc in Libya.

Aug 13 15:33

NYPD Sends Out Official Memo Telling Officers They’re Allowed to Be Photographed

The NYPD has sent out an internal memo that tells officers they aren’t allowed to take action to stop someone from photographing or filming them. This comes a whopping two years after Washington DC’s police chief sent out an almost identical memo.

Aug 13 15:29

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Dies In Jet Crash

Campos had run on a platform of less government intervention and proposed a bill to ensure central bank indpendence.

Aug 13 15:17

Brazil presidential candidate Campos killed in plane crash

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, throwing the October election and local financial markets into disarray.

A private jet carrying Campos and his entourage crashed in a residential area in bad weather as it prepared to land in the coastal city of Santos.

Aug 13 14:51

Today in the Surveillance State: The Ghost of Seattle's Wireless Mesh Network Briefly Returns

Yesterday, the Seattle Times reported on civil-liberties advocates who noticed that part of the wireless mesh network was still up and running—and registering on their cell phones during a protest against a new youth jail. The SPD said it was an accident, claiming that "the 'rogue node' had been inadvertently activated when a contractor restored power to the pole."

Aug 13 14:48

Seattle Police Department "Forgets" To Turn Off Mesh Network

Much like other Wi-Fi hot spots, the nodes can collect and retain the identification of individual cellphone users and potentially track them as they move around the city.

The police quickly apologized and said the “rogue node” had been inadvertently activated when a contractor restored power to the pole. Department officials assured the public that it had quickly been turned off again.

Aug 13 13:50

DHS Diverts Funds From the Coast Guard, TSA and FEMA Budgets to Fund Transporting Illegals Aliens Nationwide. Not Securing the Border

Cutting funding from the Coast Guard has me concerned since Obama wants to invite the third world here. If Coast Guard operations are cut back due to the lack of money. These operations might be cut back along the Florida coast where we might see Cuba and Haiti empty all the jails and sick on boat where the Coast Guard is unable to intervene. Under the wet feet and dry feet policy. Many of these people from the third world might step onto US soil with dry feet meaning if they make with the make shift raft to our shore out running the coast guard. they can stay here. If they have wet feet meaning they were interdicted by the coast guard in US Waters, they are deported. If the Coast Guard is unable to do their job because of millions of dollars diverted to fund moving illegal aliens deeper inside the US from Central America. Our shores are vulnerable.

Aug 13 13:27

Anonymous Audio Release : Police Dispatch from the Mike Brown Shooting #FergusonTapes

The first PD dispatch heard of the shooting was the news.

#Ferguson requested more police cars, but when asked WHY they didn't know anything

Aug 13 12:46

Airport police officer arrested for child rape, incest

A Spokane International Airport police officer has been arrested for first degree rape of a child and incest.

Jesus Richard Guerrero, 49, was taken into custody Monday evening and made his first court appearance Tuesday.

On Monday, a woman reported to Spokane police that several minor family members had told her they had been raped by Guerrero, an airport police officer. Police contacted the mother of the children, who advised she had looked at one of her daughter's social media and the girl, who has a significant learning disability and functions well below her age, had told another person that she had just been raped.

When the mother of the girl confronted her daughter about what she had written, her other daughter was presented and she broke down crying and said that she had been raped as well.

Aug 13 12:02

Missouri police 'shoot second man' in city where teenager was killed.

Man is said to be in critical condition in hospital

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