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Aug 13 02:22

Israel furious as UN unveils Gaza probe team

Israel lashed out on Tuesday after the UN Human Rights Council named the man who will be running an inquiry into its Gaza offensive.

Canadian international lawyer William Schabas, who will head the commission, is widely regarded in Israel as being hostile to the Jewish state over reported calls to bring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the International Criminal Court.

Aug 12 21:47

Latin America will not bow to EU pressure, will tighten ties with Russia

The EU is reportedly planning to put pressure on Latin America to stop it from boosting its agricultural exports to Russia. In response to sanctions, Moscow imposed a food embargo on a range of EU products, and countries like Brazil and Chile are being canvassed to step in and fill the gap.

Aug 12 20:06

LNG Won't Save Europe

The Russians are waiting for old man winter to win this one for them!

If the United States uses 7.6 Tcf of its natural gas to supply Europe, it will not have enough natural gas to meets its domestic requirements. Indeed this past winter witnessed the U.S. stored reserves of natural gas fall to a low of 800 billion cubic feet. If the United States had shipped all of that stored gas to Europe (a fifty-day supply for Europe), pilot lights all over the United States would have gone out, as the stored gas pressurizes the domestic natural gas delivery system. Without that pressure, gas-reliant industry, including more than 30 percent of domestic electricity production, would stop.

But what about all of the new shale gas from fracking coming online?

Aug 12 18:37

Swedish father fed up with his sons' obsessions with violent Call of Duty computer game takes them to SYRIA to put them off guns.

A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war.

Aug 12 18:32

DEA paid Amtrak secretary $854,460 for data they could have had for free

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad.

Aug 12 18:25

U.S. Special Forces killed pregnant women, tampered with evidence, report alleges

Did U.S. troops tamper with evidence to cover up civilian casualties in Afghanistan? That’s a central premise of the accusations outlined in a new report released Monday by Amnesty International. The human rights organization accuses the U.S. military of systematically covering up examples of civilian casualties, failing to investigate cases it knew about and participating in torture and brutality.

Aug 12 18:01

Live Feed for riot and protest in Ferguson, MO. Scanner reports, news links

Just saw 43 cops with lights on heading down 70 from the airport direction towards downtown. Apparently over the scanners they have told everyone to switch to Riot.

/u/criptoe

Aug 12 17:59

Robin Williams had ‘serious money troubles’ after $30 million divorce bills and was ‘depressed’ his TV show had been axed

A source told how Williams had ‘serious money troubles’ and was left racked with depression after his CBS show, The Crazy Ones, was axed in May
Just weeks later he went back to rehab for a ‘fine-tune’ after a decades-long battle with alcohol and drug addiction
His Napa Valley ranch – nicknamed Villa of Smiles – is still on the market for $29.9 million two years after the Oscar winner tried to sell it for $35 million. He said he couldn’t afford it anymore
Williams was forced to pay out $30 million in divorce settlements to his two former wives
He told TV executives it was ‘nice to have a job where the checks will clear’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2722891/Robin-Williams-wrestle...

Aug 12 17:29

100,000 Bay County, Michigan residents threatened with water crisis

Some 100,000 residents of Bay County, Michigan appear to have narrowly avoided a water crisis. On Monday afternoon, after two days of searching, workers may have finally located the source of a massive water-main leak that began Saturday morning. On Sunday, Bay City Public Works Director Dave Harran had said that if the leak wasn’t stopped by Monday, the system could run entirely out of water. As of this writing, Harran has stated that he is “fairly confident” the source of the leak had been located.

Aug 12 17:06

Barf bag please: Rand to tout George H.W. foreign policy in fall speech

Politico’s Mike Allen

Aug 12 17:04

Youtube Truther Dahboo7 Claims PC Remotely Hacked

With 100,000+ Subscribers - Erased All His Videos

Aug 12 17:00

The U.S. Plans To Bail-In The Banks – Federal Reserve Vice Chairman

"As part of this approach, the United States is preparing a proposal to require systemically important banks to issue bail-inable long-term debt that will enable insolvent banks to recapitalize themselves in resolution without calling on government funding--this cushion is known as a "gone concern" buffer."

Aug 12 15:39

More than 60% of Hondurans in USA Illegals

According to Pew Research’s senior demographer Jeffrey Passel, “more than 60% of the 573,000 Honduran immigrants in the U.S. are” illegal, which is “a higher share than those from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.”

Aug 12 15:25

Ron Paul on Iraq: ‘The Sooner We Get Out of There the better

Former congressman Ron Paul said on Tuesday that the United States should look to the history books for advice on how to handle the escalating crisis in Iraq and pull the American military out of the country immediately

Aug 12 15:21

Military researches robot fighter pilots that fire weapons

There’s a tension in robotic warfare between the machines’ incredible speed and lethality and we human beings’ natural desire for direct control. Inserting a man into the loop inevitably limits a drone’s potential. -- Without human control, we effectively grant robots licenses to kill.

Aug 12 15:14

SEATTLE: Westlake Mall Cop Ignores Agitator, Maces African-American Bystander at Israel Protest

"We were just a bunch of demonstrators protesting the current violence in Gaza and publicly condemning Israel and US complicity [in Israel's actions]," says Ayesh, the student protester. She says people had been asking the belligerent man to leave and telling him it was a peaceful protest.

The mall cop didn't assess the situation and used excessive force, she believes. "This guy just had his finger on [the mace] the entire time. It blew back and hit a bunch of the demonstrators in the face."

Aug 12 15:08

U.S. Bank Profits Near Record Levels

Banks are lending to companies and individuals at the fastest pace since the financial crisis, helping propel profits to near-record levels.

Aug 12 14:56

The Truth About Robin Williams Suicide

Aug 12 14:51

DHS broke law in releasing hundreds of criminal aliens: Audit

The Obama administration broke the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, last February as a result of poor planning and micromanagement from Washington, according to an internal audit released Tuesday that says things have not improved in the 18 months since.

Aug 12 14:45

Obama Administration Released Over 600 Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Convictions

More than 600 convicted criminals, including felons, were among thousands of illegal immigrants freed under the Obama administration in advance of 2013 budget cuts mandated under sequestration.

Aug 12 14:40

Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ?aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.

Aug 12 14:39

Concealed Carry Permits on the Rise in New Mexico

More and more people across the state and county are seeking concealed carry permits, a rise gun safety instructors attribute partly to national politics and diversification of gun ownership in recent years.

Aug 12 13:38

Israeli Genocide and its Willing Accomplices

Outside of Israel and its organized supporters in the major Zionist organizations, world public opinion and most experts in international law see the Jewish State’s invasion of Gaza and its systematic attack on civilians and basic infrastructure as a crime against humanity.

Aug 12 13:28

More than 200 killed, hundreds injured in Pervomaisk in east Ukraine since July 22 — OSCE

Civilian casualties resulting from Kiev’s military operation in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region are increasing, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Tuesday.

Aug 12 12:37

FAA bans flights in Ferguson

Do not want news helicopters catching video?

flights under 3000 feet to "provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.

Aug 12 11:51

An Even Worse Constitutional Scandal Than Iran-Contra and Watergate

The stark admission by the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) Inspector General that the agency had broken into a classified computer network used by its overseers at the Senate Intelligence Committee violates the core principle of separation of powers of governmental branches enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Along with the CIA’s illegal rendition, detention, and torture of suspected terrorists and the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) secret monitoring of Americans’ phone traffic, it shows that US spy agencies are in danger of going rogue and need to be severely disciplined.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A noble thought, but unlikely to happen, because the CIA has something embarrassing on EVERYONE in high position in Washington.

Aug 12 11:34

Robin Williams found hanged with a belt, cops say

Investigators in California said today Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams was found dead in his bedroom, fully clothed, slightly suspended in a seated position with a belt around his neck, with one end wedged between a closet door frame.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Marin police have just held a press conference in which they report Williams was found "slightly" suspended by a belt around the neck above the floor in a seated position. This is not a typical position for a suicide, but is a method used for a practice called sexual or autoerotic asphyxia, in which the neck is constricted to enhance sexual feelings. It is also very dangerous. Accidental death can occur quickly as was seen in the case of David Carradine.

This is looking like a tragic autoerotic accident being presented as an intentional suicide to save the family embarrassment (and the profitability of re-runs of Williams' movies).

This should serve as a reminder to those looking for that little extra thrill that these practices can go horribly wrong, especially when done alone.

Aug 12 11:05

CO Republican: Fracking is okay, it’s natural for water to burn. ‘Indians’ used it for warmth.

A Colorado Republican state senator justified the practice of hydraulic fracturing — commonly known as “fracking” — by saying that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a perfectly natural phenomenon. In fact, he said, the “Indians” used it for “warmth in the wintertime” many years ago.

According to Right Wing Watch, state Sen. Randy Baumgardner (R) was speaking to former Navy chaplain turned conservative activist Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

Klingenschmitt recorded the interview for his daily “Pray in Jesus’ Name” show. He asked the Republican what he thought of the government trying to “pick and choose” and prioritize some forms of energy over others.

“I’ve been doing a lot of the fracking seminars,” said Baumgardner, “and if people haven’t been, then they really don’t understand it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Reince Priebus, Chair of the National Republican Party: you really, really need to have a seminar for members of your party, who appear to have been purchased by various energy companies, about not saying something profoundly idiotic when in public.

It is painfully obvious that the fracking seminars which Baumgardner has attended have been the ones sponsored by the energy companies which have either bought this man's loyalty, through either contributions, or shares of stock in their companies.

Aug 12 11:03

Missouri shooting victim, Michael Brown called quiet, respectful

Neighbors described Brown as quiet and respectful – a “good boy,” who “was never in trouble,”

Aug 12 10:53

The Palestinian Question, a poem


The Palestinian Question
written even as Gaza is being bombed
again, like some Polish ghetto

to, when and no matter how frightening,
abandon that civilized ruth --

(useful here obviously not whatsoever )
and endeavor to answer with truth --

to, by the lies that are daily invented,
know what questions are once again brought;

to, by abstractions strategic, erstwhile consented,
know what answers again will be wrought;

to, though that answer be yet intuition,
yet be coarse, in part, biased, or slight,

know that facts can, if careful with sources,
be startled squarely into the light.

the power
of a people it repents me are mine
of Zion, a cancerous ill:

the horror
of a parent's cries in Palestine
whose child this answer will kill.

Aug 12 10:37

Current Events & Alternative Thinking With Michael Rivero

Michael Rivero launched whatreallyhappened.com, initially called Rancho Runamukka, in 1993 after the Vince Foster murder. Michael Rivero currently airs his talk-radio show from the Genesis Communications Network, M-F from 3PM to 6PM Central US time. He was also a guest on H2’s “America’s Book of Secrets” this year.

Aug 12 10:32

'War Zone' : Tensions Still High In Missouri

Police/Reuters Call City of 20k a War Zone

(Angry Community = Combatants)

Aug 12 10:23

The Ghost of Mike Brown

Brown’s prosecutors in the court of public opinion will nonetheless demand he defend himself against these charges because he was a black teenager. His killer will remain presumed innocent. But for Mike Brown, there was a collective presumption of his guilt by the Ferguson police ... and that of the Ferguson citizens who gathered to air their grievances about the shooting long before any rioting started – and the timing of this is important. As a St Louis community activist who talked to me on Monday put it, he knew something was amiss when the police stationed K-9 units at the protest at 9am protest on Sunday.

“I have never seen police dogs barking at us at a peaceful march before,” he said.

Aug 12 10:20

Send In the Clowns ! Sharpton Heads To Ferguson MO

Rev. Al Sharpton announces 'Justice Caravan'
meeting with Brown family

Aug 12 10:09

The De-industrialization of America

Paul Craig Roberts and US Senator Charles Schumer published a jointly written article on the op-ed page of the New York Times titled “Second Thoughts on Free Trade.” The article pointed out that the US had entered a new economic era in which American workers face “direct global competition at almost every job level–from the machinist to the software engineer to the Wall Street analyst. Any worker whose job does not require daily face-to-face interaction is now in jeopardy of being replaced by a lower-paid equally skilled worker thousands of miles away. American jobs are being lost not to competition from foreign companies, but to multinational corporations that are cutting costs by shifting operations to low-wage countries.” Roberts and Schumer challenged the correctness of economists’ views that jobs off-shoring was merely the operation of mutually beneficial free trade, about which no concerns were warranted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The continuous offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs is no accident.

And that is because the government no longer represents We the People, but only the corporations which fund their election cycles.

Americans have become irrelevant and and expendable to the ruling class, save for paying taxes, and obeying whatever dictates they decree with sheep-like, slavish precision.

No matter who we vote for or how frequently we participate in the process, the fix is already in; corporations get the governments they want which will be exclusively supportive of their interests, no matter if those interests are in direct contradiction to the needs and desires of working Americans.

Aug 12 10:08

63 Texas Republicans put it in writing: Marriage equality "could lead to the recognition of" pedophilia and incest

Last Monday, Texas Republicans proved once again that they have little grasp of reality when it comes to the consequences of marriage equality.
Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage was struck down in February, but U.S. DistrictJudge Orlando Garcia suspended the decision pending an appeal from the state. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has pledged to reinstate the ban, and 63 Republican lawmakers who are part of the Texas Conservative Coalition want to show their support.

Aug 12 10:07

Who rules America? "A shattering new study by two political science professors has found that ordinary Americans have virtually no impact whatsoever on the making of national policy in our country."

A shattering new study by two political science professors has found that ordinary Americans have virtually no impact whatsoever on the making of national policy in our country. The analysts found that rich individuals and business-controlled interest groups largely shape policy outcomes in the United States.

Aug 12 10:05

Jews Boast of Owning Hollywood—But Slam Gentiles Who Say the Same

As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood.

Aug 12 09:20

‘Kill switch’ smartphone bill passes in California

ALL PHONES SOLD IN THE STATE WILL BE MANDATED TO INTEGRATE CONTROVERSIAL TECHNOLOGY

Aug 12 09:09

St. Louis Activist: We Must Thank Angry Mob for Looting and Torching Suburbs

On MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” St. Louis Community activist James Clark thanked the angry mob for looting and torching the suburbs near St. Louis as a response to the shooting death of Black 18-year-old Michael Brown. Clark said it’s a “wake-up” call for America.

Aug 12 09:01

video -Helicopter VS Tornado

Helicopter Sucked into Tornado?

Aug 12 09:00

Despite Legalization, Colorado Teenagers Stubbornly Refuse to Smoke More Pot

New survey data from Colorado indicate that marijuana legalization so far has not led to an increase in pot smoking by teenagers, as prohibitionists warned it would. In the 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado survey, 37 percent of high school students reported that they had ever tried marijuana, down from 39 percent in 2011.

Aug 12 08:59

Icelandic Girls Can't be Called Harriet, Govt Tells Family- Authorities reluctant to renew passport of Harriet, 10, as name is not on approved list of 3,565

Harriet Cardew may seem like a perfectly normal name to people in the United States, United Kingdom, or many othr places. But in Iceland, it’s illegal.

Aug 12 08:41

NATO Baiting Russia into War

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Russia is consistently portrayed in the Western media as the “aggressor” amid the ongoing Ukrainian conflict; however, it is clear through overt moves by NATO’s proxy regime in Kiev, that attempts are being made to intentionally provoke, not defend against Moscow’s ire.

The New York Times, in a recent article admits that the military campaign Kiev is carrying out against its own citizens in eastern Ukraine is overt brutality carried out by literal flag-waving Nazis, with the all but stated goal of provoking a Russian invasion...

Aug 12 08:26

Video: 72-Year-Old Man Sucker Punched in NYC

A 72-year-old man was randomly attacked as he was walking down the sidewalk in the West Village neighborhood on New York City. The man collapsed in a heap after a single punch. The attacker immediately ran off after his sucker punch dropped the 72-year-old. Police describe the suspect of being in his early 20s.

Aug 12 08:04

Mexican Diplomat Says America Pretty Much Invited The Sinaloa Drug Cartel Across The Border

Leaked emails from the private U.S. security firm Stratfor cite a Mexican diplomat who says the U.S. government works with Mexican cartels to traffic drugs into the United States and has sided with the Sinaloa cartel in an attempt to limit the violence in Mexico.

Aug 12 08:03

Reports: CIA Working with Mexican Drug Cartels

The Central Intelligence Agency was intimately involved with the federal government’s infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” scheme to send American weapons to Mexican drug cartels while simultaneously working with other agencies allowing narcotics to be shipped over the border, according to a series of explosive reports.

Citing an unnamed CIA source, a Washington Times article theorizes that U.S. officials were actively aiding organizations such as the Sinaloa cartel with guns and immunity in an effort to stymie Los Zetas. That’s because, according to the piece, the powerful and brutal criminal Zetas syndicate has the potential to overthrow the government of Mexico — and might be planning to do so.

Aug 12 07:46

Russian aid convoy 'will not be admitted into Ukraine'

Thousands of people are said to be short of water, electricity and medical aid because of the fighting

Aug 12 07:16

'He Tried to Kill Me': Marlene Pinnock Opens Up About Video Showing Her Being Beaten By A California Cop

For the first time, the woman who was captured on cellphone video being beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a Los Angeles freeway has opened up about the frightening ordeal.

Aug 12 06:52

Suit : Cop Eric Roberts Raped a Woman During Traffic Stop

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper accused of raping woman while on duty

Aug 12 06:51

Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less

Campaign staffers who are people of color routinely get paid less than their white counterparts,

Aug 12 06:51

Another Kidnapped Victim Killed By Trigger Happy Pigs

Gunfire from cops, not bank robbers, killed hostage: Misty Holt-Singh,

41, was struck about 10 times by police bullets.

Aug 12 06:48

Eyewitness to Missouri teen Michael Brown shooting recounts his friend’s death

Brown made it past the third car. Then, “blam!” the officer took his

second shot, striking Brown in the back.

At that point, Johnson says

Brown stopped, turned with his hands up and said

“I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!”

Aug 12 06:48

Hillary Clinton’s Criminality in Benghazi

Last week, former Secretary of State and presumed Democratic 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton writes that her handling of the Benghazi crisis of September 11, 2012 actually provides more impetus for a White House run.

Rather than trotting around the book circuit claiming the mantle of White House frontrunner thanks to her inaction and malfeasance in Benghazi, she should be sitting in the defendant’s chair in a court of law.

The question for Hillary Clinton is not whether she should be president. The question is whether she should be in prison.

Aug 12 06:43

NYT Discovers Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis at War

Now, as the Ukrainian military tightens its noose around the remaining rebel strongholds, battering them with artillery fire and aerial bombardments, thousands of neo-Nazi militia members are again pressing to the front as fiercely motivated fighters determined to kill as many ethnic Russians as they can. It is a remarkable story but one that the mainstream U.S. news media would prefer not to notice.

The New York Times reported almost in passing on Sunday that the Ukrainian government’s offensive against ethnic Russian rebels in the east has unleashed far-right paramilitary militias that have even raised a neo-Nazi banner over the conquered town of Marinka, just west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

Read more

Aug 12 05:43

Private healthcare industry buying MPs who will vote to privatize areas of Britain's NHS

Resigning minister Mark Simmonds earnt 417 pounds an hour for his “consultancy” work for Circle Healthcare, a group looking to profit from the massive privatisation of NHS services and functions. He had to give it up during his time as Minsiter, but presumably can now go back to it. Simmonds gets 50,000 a year from Circle, broken down into 12,500 payments once a quarter, for ten hours a month. That is 417 pounds an hour.

This is blatant corruption. Simmonds has no great expertise worth that money, it is simply that the private healthcare industry is buying the MPs who will vote to privatise areas of the NHS to them. New Labour are just as bad as the Tories. Alistair Darling received 12,000 pounds for one after dinner speech to Cinven Ltd, a firm which does nothing but benefit from privatisation of NHS services. Was it because Alistair Darling is just the entertainment people want after a good dinner? No, they were buying his vote. New Labour and Tory MPs are both up to their eyeballs in NHS privatisation money.

Aug 12 05:33

The Guardian's Editor Rusbridger - "A Handmaiden to Power", says Craig Murray

Rusbridger’s Guardian has become an unrepentant unionist, zionist, and neo-con New Labour propaganda vehicle. Particularly deceitful is their attitude to the security services and the “war on terror”, where Rusbridger stands revealed as a handmaiden to power. He was, a very senior Guardian source told me, particularly upset when I described him as “Tony Blair’s catamite”. Let me say it again.

Let me give you a specific case to illustrate my point.

On 2 August the Guardian published a piece by Jamie Doward and Ian Cobain which, on the face of it, exposed the British Foreign Office for lobbying against the publication of the US Senate report on extraordinary rendition, lest details of British complicity become public.

On the face of it, a worthy piece of journalism exposing deeply shady government behaviour.

Aug 12 04:39

Four UK nuclear reactors forced to shut down in safety alert

Four nuclear reactors are to be closed temporarily following a safety alert.

The need to investigate a fault in a boiler system means that the reactors will be out of action for around eight weeks.

Two reactors at Heysham, Lancashire, and two at Hartlepool, County Durham, will close tomorrow, according to French energy giant EDF.

Two reactors at Heysham, Lancashire will close tomorrow so a fault in a boiler system can be investigated, according to French energy giant EDF

Together the four units serve three million homes, supplying 10 per cent of Britain’s nuclear power.

Aug 11 22:17

Humanitarian cargo convoy sets off from Moscow Region to southeast Ukraine

A convoy of up to 280 trucks carrying 2,000 metric tons of humanitarian cargo for the embattled southeastern Ukrainian regions has set off on early Tuesday from the Moscow Region.

Aug 11 20:37

Eric Margolis: What If There's a Real War in Ukraine?

Russia and the West are at war – over fruits, veggies, pork and bank loans. The cause is Ukraine, a vast emptiness formerly unknown to the western world, but now deemed a vital national security interest worthy of a risking a very scary war.

Economic embargos such as those launched by the US against Russia may seem relatively harmless. They are not. Trade sanctions are a form of strategic warfare that is sometimes followed by bullets and shells.

Think, for good example, of the 1940 US embargo against Japan that led Tokyo’s fateful decision to go to war rather than face slow, economic strangulation. How many Americans know that President Roosevelt closed the Panama Canal to Japanese shipping to enforce demands that Tokyo get out of Manchuria and China?

Aug 11 20:32

As Obama Broadens Iraq Goals, Escalation Seems Inevitable

President Obama’s goals in Iraq continue to grow every time he gives a speech, and the shifting sands are giving hawks more ammo in their constant push to escalate the new US war as much and as quickly as possible.

Obama’s goals have gone from protecting Irbil to protecting Irbil and Baghdad, and now to prevent the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Iraqi territory, as well as keeping all “strategic” sites in the nation from ISIS control. That’s a big shift, in only about 72 hours since he announced the war.

Retired Gen. Carter Ham today insisted that the latest US goals are going to be “very difficult” to pull off with only the 108 warplanes involved in the air campaign, and will likely require troops on the ground.

Aug 11 20:27

William Schabas, head of UN Gaza commission, dismisses anti-Israel charge

A Canadian law professor chosen to helm a United Nations commission examining possible war crimes in Gaza scoffed Monday at charges he's biased against Israel, while Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird scoffed at the UN.

"The suggestion that I'm anti-Israel is absurd," William Schabas said Monday in an interview from Toronto, pointing out that he's on the editorial board of the Israel Law Review.

"Like everybody inside and outside Israel, I disagree with people. Is everyone in Israel who has an opinion about (Benjamin) Netanyahu anti-Israel?"

Schabas, who currently works as an international law professor at Middlesex University in England, is one of three lawyers who will investigate any violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Gaza.

Aug 11 20:13

Why the F-35 has been buried in a black hole

Somewhere in Ottawa, unknown to the outside world, there is a black hole -- a secret place where the government consigns toxic ideas, ideas that it dares not implement, yet cannot bring itself to kill.

The F-35 fighter jet is one such idea. The Harper government has been grappling with it ever since it took office in 2006. It has heard from experts that the super-sophisticated F-35 is not the right plane; that it does not suit Canada's modest military requirements; that its single engine makes it too dangerous for patrols across the country's vast distances; and that its humongous cost -- $45 billion or more for 65 aircraft -- puts it well beyond the reach of the budget-conscious Conservatives.

Aug 11 19:19

Today's journalism cockroaches

Journalism in America might not be dead, but it is flopping around in a severely wounded condition based on the rampant dishonesty, obfuscation and outright lying that’s going on. The examples of agenda-driven misreporting and blatant political catering are legion and painfully obvious to anyone paying even minimal attention, but out here on the frontlines of the culture war it is best described as truly bizarre and obscenely putrid.
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But when the president of the United States evidences pure racism based on color of skin instead of content of character, as he did in the Trayvon Martin debacle, our First Amendment abusing media are silent. Not a peep.

I will carry on with my First Amendment rights in my fight to expose the cockroaches, the abject criminal abuse of power and outrageous runaway corruption infesting our government and media. Sometimes in this sad culture war, harsh words are appropriate to identify vile, nasty conditions and violations, dishonesty and hate.

I don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Historical strategies have proven that in order to win such a war, sometimes you have to bring a howitzer to a wet-towel fight. Bring it.

Aug 11 19:18

Fed Official Warns ‘Disappointing’ Growth Could Foretell Future

Sounding a somber note even as the economic outlook in the United States brightens, the Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official acknowledged on Monday that global growth had been “disappointing” and warned of fundamental headwinds that might temper future gains.

Aug 11 19:13

US 'to send' untested Ebola drug to Liberia

Liberia has said it will receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug to treat infected doctors in the West African country.

Aug 11 19:00

Good Morning Vietnam

Aug 11 18:56

The U.S. military has systematically covered up or disregarded “abundant and compelling evidence” of war crimes, torture, and unlawful killings in Afghanistan as recently as last year, according to a report by Amnesty International

The U.S. military has systematically covered up or disregarded “abundant and compelling evidence” of war crimes, torture, and unlawful killings in Afghanistan as recently as last year, according to a report by Amnesty International published today in Kabul.

Aug 11 18:54

DEA improperly paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over 20 years for confidential passenger lists

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network, The Associated Press has learned.

Aug 11 18:46

Ferguson Is A Perfect Example Of How Quickly The Streets Of America Can Descend Into Chaos

Rioting, looting, burning down stores and shooting police officers - is this about to become the "new normal" in America? What we just witnessed happen in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri is a prime example of how quickly the streets of America can descend into chaos. There is so much anger and frustration in this country, especially among our young people, that all it takes is a "trigger event" to spark a wildfire. In this case, it was the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a police officer. According to the police, 18-year-old Michael Brown got into a physical altercation with an officer and was subsequently shot. Word spread quickly throughout the community, and protests were rapidly organized. But the protests didn't stay peaceful. People started chanting "kill the police" and throwing rocks and bottles. Store windows were smashed, the looting began, and people went absolutely crazy. And it wasn't just a few people that were doing the looting.

Aug 11 17:58

The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel (Video)

Talk by Alison Weir, Executive Director of If Americans Knew, President of the Council for the National Interest, and author of the book "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel" recorded July 30, 2014 at the Common Good Cafe at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA.

(In first half of the video Ms Weir lays out some examples of the lopsided, pro-Israel propaganda passed off as news that US mainstream media uses to indoctrinate the US public with the idea that Israel can do no wrong. Second half of video starting around 0:29:00 she gets into the history of US involvement and participation from the late 19th century onwards in the creation of the modern state of Israel. /SR)

Aug 11 17:25

Judges Watching as Foreclosure Mill Attorneys Threaten Deposition Videographer.

Monday, August 11, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Judges Watch as Foreclosure Mill Attorneys Threaten Depo Videographer with Security and Arrest.

Note: High-paid lawyers engaging in conduct antithetical to the First Amendment and Fourth Estate. From my FB entry: Yep Robert, and they sit there and do it even though they know my background as a lawyer. Notice how McIntosh has no answer when I smoke him on the licensee issue. Zip. Zero. Zilch. For those who don't know the differences: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2002/rpt/2002-R-0365.htm

Aug 11 17:05

Teens get hands-on training at FBI "summer camp"

At the FBI Academy last week, four dozen teenagers, selected from hundreds of applicants across the country, got a very different kind of summer-camp experience — a week with real agents in the field and in the classroom, learning about what it’s really like inside the FBI, reports CBS News’ Chip Reid.

Aug 11 17:02

Flashback: Canada's Bureaucrats monitor online forums

The next time you post an opinion in an online forum or a Facebook group message board, don't be surprised if you get a rebuttal from a federal employee.

The government is looking for ways to monitor online chatter about political issues and correct what it perceives as misinformation.

The move started recently with a pilot project on the East Coast seal hunt. A Toronto-based company called Social Media Group has been hired to help counter some information put forward by the anti-sealing movement.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has paid the firm $75,000 "to monitor social activity and help identify … areas where misinformation is being presented and repeated as fact," Simone MacAndrew, a department spokesperson, said in an email.

Aug 11 17:00

Mongolia and the US are strengthening their ties within the defense industry

The United States was one of the first western powers who, even as far back as 1946 and again in the early 1950s, intended to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia, which at the time was referred to as the Mongolian People’s Republic.

Aug 11 16:56

The threat you face from Ebola and what you can do about it

So we’ve been hearing a LOT about this Ebola thing for a while now, and every day, it seems like the problem escalates. How worried should you really be? What can you do about it? What should you be doing now?

Aug 11 16:31

Robin Williams dies: Actor-comedian died in apparent suicide says coroner

The sheriff's coroner's division said it suspects the death was a suicide due to asphyxia, but the cause of death is still under investigation.

Aug 11 16:28

No Hoax : Robin Williams dies at 63 — Suspected Suicide

Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported. He was 63. The apparent cause of death was suicide, authorities said. According to his publicist, Williams had been battling severe depression.

Aug 11 15:45

These Two Businesses Did NOT Get Looted… Can You Guess Why?

While scores of businesses in Ferguson were being looted by out of control rioters Sunday night, a couple of them went the evening without incident.

If you’re wondering why, then check out the following picture for the answer.

Aug 11 15:44

L.A. Sheriff asks 9th Circuit for immunity in warrants fiasco

PASADENA, Calif. (CN) – An attorney for Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca on Thursday urged the 9th Circuit to grant immunity to the sheriff in a federal class action that claims thousands of people have been falsely arrested on warrants for other people.

Aug 11 15:41

Hollywood's Executives Blacklist Actor And Actress For Criticizing Israel

“Hollywood producers have signaled a potential blackballing of actress Penelope Cruz and her husband, actor Javier Bardem, after the Spanish couple criticized Israel for its offensive on Gaza.”

Aug 11 15:37

Single Mother With a Concealed Carry Permit Facing 11 Years in Prison

it is a tragedy that politicians in these big cities and states that have authoritarians in office do not allow the law abiding to carry without interference from the government. Still the criminals who are caught with guns get a slap on the wrist while the law abiding gets the book thrown at them.

Aug 11 15:28

Obama Official Deleted Obamacare Emails Sought By Congress

The administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deleted some of her emails and may not be able to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the flawed Obamacare rollout, CMS has warned Congress.

Aug 11 15:25

Greedy Government Goons Steal Nearly $41k From Woman at Airport

A Florida woman has become another victim of this country’s tyrannical policies under the guise of “preventing terrorism.”

Victoria Faren, a 78-year-old woman from Clearwater, Florida, was caught carrying $40,977 through customs when she tried to board a flight to the Philippines.

The shakedown happened at the Detroit Metropolitan airport on April 2. The court records were filed last Friday, and they describe the bizarre and disturbing incident...

Aug 11 15:24

Truthstream Launches New Show: Investigative Journalism, Analysis and Humor

In this inaugural episode, Truthstream News’ Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton present a different kind of “news” – surrounding by “olds” (history and analysis to give you better context) as well as hard hitting investigative pieces and ripe humor about the dismal state of politics and modern culture.

Please watch and share:
Truthstream News Episode One: New World Disorder

Episode One is New World Disorder, breaking down the underlying and under-reported factors behind the intensifying global chaos unfolding in Iraq, the Middle East, the Ukraine, the resurgent Cold War with Russia and beyond. What has been missing from coverage of these crises is their place in geopolitics – history that is driving current and future events. It is all part of a “long game” to build empires, redraw the map and use conflict as a means to an end via the Hegelian Dialectic — Order Out of Chaos.

Aug 11 15:23

Monsanto Wants 14-Year Reuters Veteran Reporter Fired for Talking About GMO Dangers

First Monsanto took over our Congress, then our Supreme Court, and now they are trying to take over journalism. Without freedom of speech and fair reporting, none of us would ever know just what hideous deeds these monopolizing corporations were up to. In Monsanto’s latest inexcusable move, the company is trying to have a veteran reporter fired for reporting on genetically modified organisms fairly.

Aug 11 15:07

Baltimore enacts law fining parents whose children violate curfew

On Friday, Baltimore, Maryland city officials enacted a law that will allow children under the age of 14 caught outside during the hours of 9:00 pm through 6:00 am to be detained and held by police until a parent or guardian can claim them.

Though authorities said that the children would not be handcuffed or put under arrest, parents of frequently unaccompanied children will be forced to pay a fine of up to $500. In order to house the youth, city officials have retooled two formerly-shuttered recreational centers to be kept open at night and staffed by police officers.

Aug 11 15:07

New York police arrest man who taped Eric Garner’s death

New York City police arrested Ramsey Orta, the 22-year old who caught the chokehold death of Eric Garner on video, on weapons charges a week ago.

Orta recorded the killing of Eric Garner and the last few moments of his life on video on July 17, on a Staten Island street corner. The video went viral almost immediately after it was published on the Daily News website the next day. It sparked the publication of several others like it, showing police beatings and harassment in several episodes over the last few weeks.

Aug 11 15:05

FLASHBACK - US Vaccines Caused'Spanish Flu'

"The 1918 'Spanish Flu' started in American military Camp Funston, Fort Riley, USA amongst troops making ready for W.W.I - taking on board vaccinations, recruit training and all. It eventually killed about 40,000,000 people worldwide. That flu strain only appeared briefly once again, according to the US Atlanta CDC. This was in 1976 and again it struck at the US army camp Fort Dix, USA, amongst recently vaccinated troops (and no one else EVER); Fort Dix is known to have been a vaccine trial centre. Was the world's greatest 'influenza' scourge another well-hidden vaccine disaster?"---John P Heptonstall

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 1918 flu pandemic was proclaimed the "Spanish Flu" even though it clearly did not originate in Spain. This suggests that even back then, something was being covered up.

This is worth recalling now that multiple sources have identified the Kenema bioweapons lab in Sierra Leone, operated by Fort Detrick and biologists from Tulane University (but now closed and under investigation by the Sierra Leone government), as the starting point for the current Ebola outbreak and that an Ebola vaccine being tested either accidentally or deliberately triggered the disease.

Aug 11 14:16

Colgate Total Ingredient Linked to Hormones, Cancer Spotlights FDA Process

The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out. Minnesota voted in May to ban it in many products. -- At the same time, millions of Americans are putting it in their mouths every day, by way of a top-selling toothpaste that uses the antibacterial chemical to head off gum disease — Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Total.

Aug 11 14:09

Epic: This Gun Manufacturer Just Stared Down Eric Holder And Told Him To Shove It

While many anti-gun activists have responded to recent tragic shootings by demanding that law-abiding gun owners give up their Second Amendment rights, many in the industry have worked to make guns safer. One such innovator is Kodiak Arms President W.P. Gentry.

Aug 11 14:02

Incredibly insecure about guns — Professor : gun owners not a ‘protected group,’ says people should flee from open carry activists

Gun owners are not a “protected group” under the Constitution, according to a philosophy professor at the University of North Dakota (UND). -- Weinstein then encouraged people who are afraid of a gun carrier to simply leave the restaurant—without paying the bill.

Aug 11 14:02

Kiev's bloody eastern Ukraine campaign

Fighting continues in the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions where, according to UN data, at least 1,129 people have been killed since April. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is urging for snap parliamentary elections in the war-torn country.

Aug 11 13:51

Red Cross ready to help to organise humanitarian operation in eastern Ukraine

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday it was ready to help to organise a humanitarian operation in eastern Ukraine with the involvement, participation and support of all affected sides.

Aug 11 13:49

The parenting police state: Will we ever be able to go back to freer childhoods?

Last week, Slate published results of a poll of about 6,000 parents, asking them what they were allowed to do as children and what they allow their own kids to do. The responses seem to confirm what we all know: Children are on a shorter leash today.

Aug 11 13:46

Lugansk Under Siege: Over 250,000 civilians struggle without water and power

250,000 people have been left without water, electricity and communications for over a week in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk. The town is subject to siege conditions and under heavy bombardment.

Aug 11 13:42

Department of Education: Unaccompanied Illegal Immigrant Minors ‘Entitled to’ Public Education

The Department of Education released a fact sheet Monday about the availability of public school education for undocumented immigrant children — specifically the tens of thousands unaccompanied minors who have recently entered the U.S. illegally.

Aug 11 13:28

Total Breakdown In Less Than 24 Hours: Images and Videos of Missouri Riots and Looting

Can you imagine what such a breakdown might look like in a major metropolitan area like Houston, Los Angeles or New York?

Aug 11 13:25

The ISIS Threat Will Be Used For Homeland Repression

With ISIS militants now threatening to attack the United States, the huge domestic anti-terror apparatus that has been built over the last decade will inevitably be used as a tool of homeland repression not to eliminate ISIS terrorists but to target politically active Americans who are adversarial to the Obama administration.

Aug 11 13:19

6 Years, $1.7 Bil Later DHS Visa System Deemed Failure

While stories abound of government wasting our tax dollars, here is one that never the less sticks out; an automated Homeland Security system that cost a mind-boggling $1.7 billion and took nearly six years to develop has turned out to be a malfunctioning boondoggle.

Aug 11 12:42

Hundreds Chant 'Kill The Police' After Police Shoot and Kill Black Teen

On August 9, police in "a predominantly black" St. Louis, Missouri, suburb shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Following the shooting "hundreds of angry residents...[came] out their apartments" shouting "kill the police."

According to the AP, a St. Louis County Police Department spokesman said "a Ferguson officer shot the man," but he "[did not] give a reason for the shooting." The residents confronted police "for several hours" thereafter.

Following the shooting, Brown's father--Louis Head--held a sign which said, "Ferguson police just executed my unarmed son!"

Aug 11 12:22

News Crew Should Have Used “SketchFactor” App Before Going into “Sketchy” Neighborhood

Wow, How’s the irony taste?! The van of WUSA-TV’s news crew was burglarized in Washington D.C. while doing a story on “SketchFactor” an app that warns users of sketchy neighborhoods. The crew was in the Petworth neighborhood of D.C. when the thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment and electronics were stolen from their van.

Aug 11 11:26

Black Man’s Shooting Death Being Used As An Excuse to Loot

Unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Brown and a friend were approached by a police car and soon after an altercation ensued where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. Witnesses claim Brown was shot multiples times after he had already surrendered.

Aug 11 10:31

Image: Ferguson looter wears “RIP Trayvon” shirt

Locals warn of more unrest to come

One of the looters who stole goods from a QuikTrip store during riots in Ferguson, Missouri last night was pictured wearing an “RIP Trayvon” shirt.

Aug 11 10:04

We're all Set to Riot ....Buy a gun!!

Buy A Gun! by The Gitmos

We're all set to riot Buy a gun
Before you lose your Second Amendment
Buy a gun

They'll burn you out like in Waco They'll stick your ass in a camp
Jack-booted cops in riot-gear gonna

Kick your ass and laugh
A Revolution is on it's way
Better lock and load your AK

Aug 11 09:59

New Record High Murder Rate for DISARMED Chicago

the city can likely claim 500 homicides in a single year.

Aug 11 09:43

Dr. Mads Gilbert: Solidarity with Gaza! If no siege, no tunnels! – If no occupation, no rockets!

In a powerful 25 minute speech on his return home to Tromsø, Norway from 15 days treating the wounded in Gaza, the Norwegian emergency surgeon Dr Mads Gilbert said: “The heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds, but it beats.”

Dr. Mads Gilbert: I know you applaud for Gaza. I know you applaud for those who are there, the heroes of Gaza. This will be no easy appeal to make, because I am now overcome by the mildness, the warmth, the safety, the absence of bombs, jets, blood and death. And then all that we’ve had to keep inside comes to the surface – so forgive me if sometimes I break.

Aug 11 09:37

DELETE Your Facebook Accounts Now!

Facebook Messenger App is Malicious

Aug 11 09:24

Comcast Tells Customer The Only Reason He’s Getting Bogus Charges Refunded Is Because He Recorded Call

Most of us have been in this situation, and probably once or twice with Comcast. You’re told by the first person that something is free, then you get a bill for it and when you call to find out why, everyone you talk to tells you you’re up Turd Creek sans rowing equipment. If only you had recorded that first call, right?

Aug 11 09:24

97 Year-Old Woman Denied The Right To Vote Because Of Voter ID

Last Tuesday, Beth Hiller, a 97 year-old nursing home resident from Topeka, Kansas, boarded a shuttle along with several other residents of the nursing home’s health care unit. It was a difficult process for many of the residents, who had limited mobility and depended on wheelchairs or walkers in order to move around. Yet Hiller and her fellow residents also boarded that shuttle intending to exercise one of their most important rights as citizens — the shuttle was there to take them to a nearby polling place so that they could vote in a primary election.

Aug 11 09:23

Ferguson riots: Clashes, looting in Missouri following vigil for teen shot dead by police

A day of protests and vigils Sunday over the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was killed following an altercation with a Ferguson police officer, turned violent overnight with reports of riots and looting.

#FergusonShooting: Outrage as Missouri police shoot and kill ‘unarmed’ black teen

A gathering of mourners at the shooting site Sunday night for Brown, 18, who was to begin his first day in college today, quickly turned violent as people struggled to understand how police could shoot an unarmed teenager in broad daylight.

"We are currently experiencing a riot," a Ferguson police dispatcher said.

Aug 11 07:16

Wikileaks: Ban Ki-Moon Worked with Israel to Undermine UN Report

The General Secretary of United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-Moon collaborated in secret with Israel and the United States to weaken the effects of a Board of Inquiry’s report accusing Israel of human rights violations in Gaza in Dec. 2008 – Jan. 2009.

Aug 11 07:10

North Korea plans report on human rights: North Korea, unhappy with a damning, in-depth United Nations sponsored study of human rights conditions in the country, is planning its own assessment.

North Korea, unhappy with a damning, in-depth United Nations sponsored study of human rights conditions in the country, is planning its own assessment.

Aug 11 07:02

Video - Missouri Town Erupts In Protest following shooting death of unarmed black teen ...

as protests over the killing of a black teenager by a police officer

Aug 11 07:02

O’Keefe Crosses Border Disguised As Osama Bin Laden

To prove how porous the southern border is activist James O’Keefe shows us that even terrorist Osama Bin Laden can enter the United States by wading through a shallow part of the Rio Grande river. In the video O’Keefe disguised as Osama Bin Laden successfully crosses into the U.S. with Border Patrol no where in site.

Aug 11 07:00

Video: Protesters Loot and Vandalize Businesses in Suburban St. Louis

Late Sunday night in a suburban St. Louis neighborhood, multiple businesses were looted and vandalized according to reports. Police have moved on the scene and have attempted to disperse these protesters which are reportedly tied to vigil for an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by police.

Aug 11 06:54

250,000 Gazans have no home following Israeli attacks

At least 250,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have no home to return to as the Israeli regime’s relentless military attacks have wreaked major destruction in the enclave, Press TV reports.

Some 80 families perished in the Israel war on Gaza, which began on July 8. The aggression has so far claimed the lives of some 1,940 Palestinians, including 470 children. Nearly 10,000 others have been injured in the military aggression.

“Heavy bombing targeted our incomplete house at night so we took refuge in the lower floor of the building when the F16 jets joined the tanks in bombing our house. We decided to flee to the nearby town of Beit Hanoun. We saw refugees inside Beit Hanoun hospital, but it was shelled and people were killed,” Shadi Sahwheel, a displaced Gaza resident, told Press TV.

Aug 11 06:52

video - Riot erupts following shooting death of unarmed black teen ...

Missouri Town Erupts In Protest
as protests over the killing of a black teenager by a police officer

Aug 11 06:47

Future IDF Soldiers Get Yankee Baseball Surprise

"..In honor of their immigration, Randy Levine, President of the New York Yankees baseball club, and his wife Mindy hosted 40 of the young men and women who will be inducted into the IDF at a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Many of these future soldiers will be classified as ‘lone soldiers’ in Israel, having no parents living in Israel.

The IDF currently has 2,800 Lone Soldiers serving in a range of positions in the army. The organization of Nefesh B’Nefesh runs a lone soldier program whose purpose is to provide an holistic service package for young men and women who make Aliyah and are required to serve in the IDF.."

Aug 11 06:24

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 expressed his frustration over Abbas’s lack of popular support by the Palestinian people, unlike Netanyahu who, during this time of crisis and conflict, is strongly supported by most Israelis.

Aug 11 06:19

Modi Rewrites India’s Tryst with Destiny (II)

From the American viewpoint, India’s SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) membership literally caps the trajectory of US-Indian strategic partnership.The message is clear: India is unavailable as a ‘counterweight’ against China or as a silent partner to ‘isolate’ Russia.

The heart of the matter is that the SCO has disallowed a security vacuum appearing in Central Asia, which the NATO could have used as an alibi to step in. Put differently, so long as the SCO is around, NATO’s eastward expansion beyond the Caucasus runs into formidable obstacles.

That is to say, SCO challenges the US strategy to project the NATO as the global security organization that bypasses the United Nations as the provider of security. This is precisely why the US has opposed the SCO and did all it could to debunk the grouping.

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Aug 10 21:40

Israeli Genocide and its Willing Accomplices

Israel’s total war against Gaza has provoked condemnation from millions of people around the world, greater outrage at their crimes against humanity, and calls for an international war crimes tribunal. If such a tribunal were to be convoked, the question arises of how wide the net should be cast – where to draw the line between leaders, soldiers, masses and complicit overseas supporters, all implicated to one degree or another? How many ‘willing accomplices’ to mass murder should be investigated and tried?

Aug 10 20:40

Christopher Bollyn - "The Downing of MH17 - Is Israel Involved?"

Furthermore, Yaron Mofaz, a relative of Shaul Mofaz, former chief of staff of the Israeli military, oddly took a photograph of the ill-fated Malaysian plane at the airport in Amsterdam shortly before it was shot down, which he then provided to Reuters.

Yaron Mofaz also happens to be a director of a Mofaz family company that works closely with a company in Florida that owns a former Malaysia Airlines airliner, virtually identical to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and MH17.

This Malaysian airliner, it just so happens, was sent to Israel in late 2013 where it was parked in a hangar in Tel Aviv. For these and other reasons it is logical that we consider the possibility that the shooting down of MH17 was an Israeli false-flag operation with a twist.

Therefore, the real question is not whether Israel was involved, but to what degree was Israel involved in the atrocity? -

Aug 10 20:40

What a renowned poet wrote about awakening humanity

*hyperlinks live at source*
Rainer Rilke (1875-1926) was a poignant poet; still among the best-selling in the US. Included in his work are ten letters written to an aspiring poet, a section of which seems to speak to activists today in our condition of being relatively few with challenges to awaken humanity for:

peace over lie-begat unlawful Wars of Aggression,
money rather than debt and mathematically guaranteed debt-slavery,
Facts about our most important stories rather than Orwellian corporate media lies (with much distraction).
Recognition of 100 or so game-changing areas, such as Dr. King being assassinated by the US government as proven in the family civil trial, it’s cheaper to provide housing than endure homelessness, GMO non-foods, cancer cures, chemtrails, vaccines being toxic, fluoride in water also toxic, and, well, about 100 more.

Aug 10 19:47

Elon Musk Reveals Open Source Design for 14,000 Mile-an-Hour Vacuum Tube Railroad

Waking Times

No, you didn’t read that wrong. Paypal co-creator and Tesla Motors Wunderkind thinks that California just wasted $63 billion on a mass transit rail that only goes 164 miles an hour when a 14,000-mile-an-hour pneumatic railroad could be built for 1/10th that amount to take someone from Los Angeles to New York in less than 2 hours. Even better – the plans for such a pneumatic, or vacuum tube train, are all open source.

Aug 10 19:17

Depressed about the world? Awesome! Stages of being awake, catalyzing transformation

*hyperlinks live at source*
Depression can be ontologically (way of being) embraced as a natural expression of empathy; a rational response to the present conditions of psychopathic Earth “leadership.” Choosing to embrace rather than resist so-called “depressed” thoughts and feelings opens a pathway to possible proactive thoughts, speech, and actions to transform present conditions to unpredictable and even unimaginable virtues.

That is, if a human being is going to participate in the transformation of present Earth conditions, then it seems normal for most people to have reactions that may include shock, horror, denial, sadness, fear, rage, depression, and anxiety in becoming responsible (response-able) to Earth conditions when factually embraced. This is a temporary stage that those of us with experience observe often, and almost all of us have gone through ourselves.

Aug 10 18:55

Poland asks US to import apples banned by Russia

Poland has asked the United States to open its market quickly to Polish apples banned by Russia in a sanctions war over the crisis in Ukraine.
Poland's ambassador to Washington, Ryszard Schnepf, said he had met Michael Scuse, a senior official in the US Department of Agriculture, about the steps needed to open up the US market, the Polish press agency PAP reported.

Aug 10 18:55

"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."

This week, Rand Paul is on a 10-stop tour of Iowa, seen by many as a trial run for a 2016 presidential campaign.
He’s been touting out his campaign positions, such as raising the retirement age and trying to play up his support for Israel. In a speech in Iowa City Tuesday, stumping for Republican House candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Paul spoke about what he sees as out-of-control government spending.

Aug 10 18:39

Obama: Not A Single CEO I Talk To Denies Climate Change, Even Those In The Fossil Fuel Industry

It's hard to discern what lies at the root of climate deniers' logic. But an argument you often hear is that addressing climate change would add unnecessary costs to corporations.
President Barack Obama says that argument doesn't make any sense, because, according to him, the corporations themselves have all acknowledged climate change is occurring and are trying to figure out how to adjust their operations accordingly.

Aug 10 18:37

Rules prevent solar panels in many states with abundant sunlight - one explanation is the same: opposition from utilities grown nervous by the rapid encroachment of solar firms on their business

Few places in the country are so warm and bright as Mary Wilkerson's property on the beach near St. Petersburg, Fla., a city once noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for a 768-day stretch of sunny days.

But while Florida advertises itself as the Sunshine State, power company executives and regulators have worked successfully to keep most Floridians from using that sunshine to generate their own power.

Aug 10 16:17

Hurricane Julio weakening, moving north of Hawaii

HONOLULU (INTELLIHUB) — Collateral damage from the already passed tropical storm Iselle was minimal, reports say, despite the fact that at least one person was killed during the surge.

Aug 10 15:14

Australian Jewish lobby got columnist fired over a Gaza cartoon

Australian Jewish groups had slammed the newspaper over Carlton’s July 26 column in which he accused the Zionist entity of “waging its own war of terror on the entire Gaza population”. The column was accompanied by a cartoon (shown above), which was widely condemned as “anti-Jew” by leaders of country’s organized Jewry which also threatened to take legal action against the newspaper under country’s “Hate Law”.

Initially, the newspaper defended the cartoon, explaining that Le Lievre’s drawing was inspired by “news photographs of Israeli Jews seated in chairs and lounges, observing the Israeli shelling of Gaza.”

But then, as expected, the Jewish Lobby invoked the “Six Million Died” smoking gun to demonize the newspaper. The Australian Jewish News wrote: “Not only were we treated to baseless accusations of ‘genocide’ and ‘ethnic cleansing’ on Israel’s part, but then there was a subtle shift. These were crimes being committed by ‘a people with a proud liberal tradition of scholarship and culture, who hold the Warsaw Ghetto and the six million dead of the Holocaust at the centre of their race memory.’

Aug 10 15:13

The Zionist Experiment

Support for Israel is dying, as her never ending occupation and inhumane oppression of the Palestinian people, as well as deceitful false flag actions against other nations, are becoming generally known. An experiment by international financiers, Israel has proven to be an aggressive supremacist nation, dependent upon the United States and world Jewry for support, while showing no interest in peace or justice.

Aug 10 15:04

Israeli Genocide in Gaza - A Documentary

A new documentary by Dr. David Duke that exposes the current (AUG 2014) genocide in Gaza.

Aug 10 15:03

Open letter to President Obama: Your legacy

Alan Hart spells out, in an open letter to US President Barack Obama, what it would take for Obama not to go down in history as a Zionist stooge and a joke.

Aug 10 13:40

150,000 march in biggest London rally yet for Gaza

“Israel is in illegal occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel has no right to defend itself from territories it occupies. It only has an obligation to withdraw. The Palestinians are an occupied people. They have a right to defend themselves from the occupier.”…….. Seamus Milne, Guardian columnist and associate editor

Aug 10 12:39

The Real Reason The US Is Bombing Iraq

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Only a day after Obama’s announcement that he had authorized “targeted strikes” inside Iraq in order to combat the Islamic State (IS) advance, the United States has indeed followed through with their threat. The area of Erbil is an interesting choice...

Aug 10 11:41

Gaza's Property Ladder - The Sad Reality is That Real Estate is Valued on the Probability that Israel Won't Bomb It

This is a 2013 independent film about the strange property market in Gaza – one in which real estate is valued partially on its likelihood of being bombed by Israel. A sad reality of today's "only democracy in the Middle East" that you won't hear much about on CNN.

Aug 10 11:26

Civilians in an abandoned McDonald's seize control of a wandering space satellite

For the first time in history, an independent crew is taking control of a NASA satellite and running a crowdfunded mission. They’re doing it all from a makeshift mission control center in an abandoned McDonald’s in Mountain View, CA, using old radio parts from eBay and a salvaged flat screen TV.

Aug 10 11:26

Colorado teen birthrate drops 40% with low-cost birth control

One state has found a way to significantly reduce teen pregnancy rates. But is its solution realistic for the rest of the United States?

Colorado's teen birth rate dropped 40% between 2009 and 2013, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmentannounced this week, in part due to a program that provides long-acting contraception to low-income women.

Aug 10 10:09

Israel Murders Gazan Health Workers

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Israel wages genocidal wars without mercy. Even doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and other health workers are targeted.

Civilians are as vulnerable as combatants. It's longstanding Israeli policy.

On August 7, Amnesty International (AI) headlined "Mounting Evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army."

Former prime minister Ehud Barak once outrageously called it "the most moral army in the world." It's a lawless, ruthless killing machine...

Aug 10 09:31

Mom sues after cops tased her 8-year-old

Police warned the 8-year-old they were going to tase her.

"Within seconds," an officer fired darts from the electroshock weapon into the chest of the 70-pound girl, according to a lawsuit filed by the girl's mother.

Aug 10 09:29

News crew gets robbed while reporting on controversial app which helps people avoid "sketchy" neighborhoods

A Washington, D.C. TV crew filming a story about a new app that helps people avoid sketchy neighborhoods were victims of crime when someone reportedly broke in to their news van.

Aug 10 08:37

Washington’s Diabolical Agenda in Iraq: US Pledges “Humanitarian Airstrikes” against US Sponsored IS Terrorists

The US has pledged assistance for victims of and even possible “airstrikes” against terrorists who have surrounded and threaten to eradicate thousands of religious minorities in Iraq. However, the terrorists themselves are a product of US foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa, and instrumental in achieving Western objectives across the region. Punitive strikes and aid to the victims of what is essentially a Western mercenary army is part of maintaining plausible deniability.

Aug 10 08:31

Systematically Reconstructing the Shoot-Down of the Malaysian Airliner: The Guilt Is Clear and Damning

Only idiots would trust Britain to interpret these black boxes to determine what and who brought down that plane. But, fortunately, the physical evidence lying on the ground at the site in Ukraine was photographed very quickly by locals there and uploaded to the Internet sometimes before any fighters and any governments were able to tamper with anything; and there happened to be one modest-looking item found at the site that tells a remarkably complete and entirely credible and convincing account of how this plane came down.

It tells that the Ukrainian Government itself did this airliner-downing, with bullets, not with shrapnel. You’ll see the evidence laid out before you here; you won’t need to rely upon the British Government to tell you how this event happened. The evidence will tell you that.

Aug 10 08:09

Gaza’s Children: The Psychological Trauma of Catastrophe

There is a way to stop the cycle, with humanitarian efforts and discussion about what needs to be done. These children are innocent, and yet they are subjected to so much. It is a moral responsibility of the international community to provide assistance to alleviate the strife of these children and rebuild what is left of the home of the Palestinian people.

Aug 10 07:54

Detective John A. Cameron Discusses Serial Killer Edward Wayne Edwards

Cold Case Detective John A. Cameron discusses serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards. John is a 53 year old retired police detective from Great Falls, Montana. His career in law enforcement began in 1979. He retired in 2005 as a sergeant of detectives, working cold cases. He has worked on FBI serial killer task forces, been featured on America’s Most Wanted, Dateline NBC, and he helped produce a series known as ‘Most Evil’ on TruTV. In 2010, while working as an analyst for the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole in Deer Lodge Prison, Montana, he was in a position to access information that had been kept secret for 55 years, unraveling the most intelligent serial killer ever.

Aug 10 07:38

Nixon Resigned 40 Years Ago Today

Nixon, the CIA, the Mob, the Bay of Pigs, the JFK assassination and Watergate are all connected.

Aug 10 07:24

John McAfee speaks at hacker conference, unveils complaint website

set up the site for ordinary people to lodge complaints on anything from government corruption to bad consumer products.

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