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August 27, 2015

Aug 27 10:46

What Would Happen If Everyone Joins China In Dumping Treasurys?

Notably, that means China has sold as much in Treasurys in the past 2 weeks - over $100 billion - as it has sold in the entire first half of the year. Today, we got what looks like confirmation late in the session when Bloomberg, citing fixed income desks, reported "substantial selling pressure in long end Treasuries coming from Far East."

Aug 27 10:42

James O'Keefe: Yes Hillary, I Have Undercover Video of Your Campaign

The first video shows a paid campaign staffer telling a volunteer that they only want to register voters who will vote for Hillary, a Democrat, when the law requires voters be able to register regardless of their political affiliation or support for a certain candidate.

Aug 27 10:32

Wall Street reporting is a joke: The Stock Market is Getting Harder to Rig

It’s entertaining to watch and to read reports in the corporate media about the current stock market decline, which over the course of the last six business days erased $2.1 trillion in the market value of stocks of publicly-traded US corporations (and in a lot of ordinary Americans’ retirement savings).



Aug 27 10:32

CNN Tells Americans That The Stock Market Is Not Going To Crash

On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever. That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 – right in the middle of the last financial crisis. This is a perfect example of what I wrote about yesterday. Every time the market crashes, there are huge up days, huge down days and giant waves of market momentum. Even though the Dow was up 619 points on Wednesday, overall we are still down more than 2,000 points from the peak of the market. During the weeks and months to come, we are going to see many more wild market swings, but the overall direction of the market will be down.

Aug 27 10:13

INDIA JUST TURNED OFF MOBILE INTERNET FOR 63 MILLION CITIZENS AMID PROTESTS IN AHMEDABAD

Restricting access to internet services isn’t the answer to such issues. Indian politicians need to encourage public debate and participation in creating policies that ensure equal opportunities for everyone.? Mobile internet services have been blocked in the Indian state of Gujarat(home to nearly 63 million people), following violent protests led by the Patel community after one of its leaders was detained by local police in Ahmedabad.

Aug 27 10:07

SOCIAL MEDIA STUDY REVEALS HALF OF AMERICANS HATE THEIR POLICE DEPT.

With the rise of digital technology, it has become easier and easier to document the transgressions of state enforcers like police ? so it is no surprise that according to a social media analysis by drug treatment and awareness website drugabuse.com, almost half of Americans hate their local police department. The study found that a little over 47 percent of Americans gave their police precinct a grade of D or F with states like Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, Virginia, and Georgia exhibiting the most overall dissatisfaction.

Aug 27 10:00

MEET AMERICA’S FIRST SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SERVE 100% ORGANIC MEALS

When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More than 500 students at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito will eat fresh, local food year-round, thanks to a partnership with the Conscious Kitchen, a project of the environmental education nonprofit Turning Green.

Aug 27 09:55

Stock Market Dead Cat Bounce Will Not Last

Aug 27 09:48

Scientists turn cancerous cells back into normal cells

Scientists have discovered a process to turn cancer cells back into normal cells by restoring the balance of key molecules controlling specific cellular functions.

A group of researchers from the Mayo Clinic carried out the research published in the journal Nature: Cell Biology on Monday.



Aug 27 09:48

Israeli jets attack central Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel.

Aug 27 09:47

Baltic Dry Index Drops 994 Points In August, About 100% Lower Than 2008

Global trade has contracted to the lowest levels seen since the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the World Trade Monitor.

Trade momentum was minus 0.5 percent in June, and minus 1.6 percent in May. Import momentum was negative or zero in all major regions.

Aug 27 09:47

Gerald Celente Just Warned This Is Not A Correction, It’s The Beginning Of A Total Market Meltdown And Global Collapse

On the heels of continued selling of stocks in China and a monster 600+ point rally in the Dow, the top trends forecaster in the world warned King World News that, despite today’s rally, this is not a market correction, it’s the beginning of a total market meltdown and global collapse.



Aug 27 09:46

Plunge Protection Team Losing Control of Markets-Jim Sinclair

Legendary gold expert Jim Sinclair says what is going on right now in the stock market is just the warm-up act. Sinclair contends, “This is a pre-crash, and we are not making it through September without the real thing. Everybody is on credit. Main Street is on credit. This seems to be a bubble of historical proportion when it comes to the amount of money supporting the accepted lifestyles as being the new normal. Raising interest rates is impossible today. The market is so fragile. Nothing can come out that causes people any concern or derivatives any change, nothing whatsoever. We are going through a period of time where expecting nothing meaningful is a dream. These are times never experienced in financial history. . . .It is very possible that we are going to have a super civilization change. ”

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Aug 27 09:45

Jesus was married? Brainiacs back ancient manuscript

A mysterious ancient manuscript called the Gospel of Jesus’ wife, which suggests Christ could have been married, might possibly be authentic according to a new research.

A team of scientists from Columbia University tested the ink used to write the manuscript to refute last year’s claims by German scientist Christian Askeland that the artifact was a fake.

Aug 27 09:41

Donetsk Burning: Last night Ukrainians carried out terrifying attack

Tonight is the Ukrainian army committed a terrible blow to the village Aleksandrovka in Petrovsky area of Donetsk, Russian media reported.

The attack lasted for little more than half an hour, and the total in the last 24 hours was carried out more than 30 attacks on the entire territory of the DNR.

Aug 27 09:41

Iran wants to buy Russian fighter Su-30

Iranian media reported that Sattar arrived in Russia to visit MAKS 2015 and to discuss with Russian Deputy Dmitry Medvedev, assistant president of Russia on issues of scientific funds Andrej Frusenkom, Head of the Federal Space Agency Igor Komarov and Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Maturovim.

Satara Rogozin, among other things, talked about the possibility of buying Russian passenger aircraft "Superjet 100".

Aug 27 09:39

National Day of Action Pushes Democratic Senators to Support Iran Deal

Supporters of Iran nuclear deal attempt to counter AIPAC spending by targeting key Democratic Senators who remain on the fence

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot, does not, and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

Vote all the Israel-supporters out in 2016!

Aug 27 09:33

Trump: The Problem is Not Guns, It is Mental Illness

“This isn’t a gun problem, this is a mental problem,” Trump said. “It’s not a question of the laws, it’s really the people.”

“In the old days they had mental institutions for people like this because he was really, definitely borderline and definitely would have been and should have been institutionalized,” Trump told CNN. “At some point somebody should have seen that, I mean the people close to him should have seen it.”

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Aug 27 09:26

Virginia gunman was told by TV station to seek medical attention, memos say

Vester Flanagan, the gunman who killed two journalists in Virginia, was told by his bosses to seek medical help after colleagues at the television station where he worked with his victims repeatedly complained about him, according to memos obtained by the Guardian.

Flanagan, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound later on Wednesday, was reprimanded for “lashing out” at a colleague and for his “harsh language” and “aggressive body language” while working as a reporter.

By then he had been told to contact employee assistance professionals at the company Health Advocate. “This is a mandatory referral requiring your compliance,” Dennison told Flanagan on 30 July 2012. “Failure to comply will result in termination of employment.”

Aug 27 09:23

Silver Bank Run Is On...



Aug 27 09:14

Brampton man sees donation given to Conservatives without his consent

A longtime Liberal supporter says his credit card was charged for a donation to a local Conservative riding association without his authorization.

Brampton, Ont., resident Jagdish Singh says he's been supporting the Liberal Party since he moved to the area, northwest of Toronto. CBC News has learned he's made at least four contributions to the Liberals since September 2011.

However, when he saw a Visa credit card statement in June of this year, he noticed a $400 charge made to the Conservatives — not the Liberals. The contribution was made to the Brampton North Conservative riding association. Parm Gill is the Conservative member of Parliament for that riding.

Aug 27 09:14

RCMP forced to charge entire New Brunswick population with illegally importing liquor from Quebec

After a Tracadie man was brought up on charges of illegally importing liquor into the province from Quebec, every single New Brunswicker has fessed up to doing the same thing at one point or another.

George Cloutier found out the hard way just how archaic the province’s liquor laws really are when he was caught and charged under the New Brunswick Liquor Control Act for bringing 14 cases of beer and 3 bottles of liquor from Pointe-à-la-Croix, Que., back across the bridge to Campbellton, N.B.

Cloutier, one of 17 New Brunswickers caught saving money on beer on Oct. 6, 2012, was fined $292.50. And now, every New Brunswick resident must send a cheque or money order for the same amount to RCMP headquarters, or promise to spend that much at NB Liquor in the coming week.

Aug 27 09:10

Rubio Dismisses Trump in N.H.: He Won't Be 'Our Nominee'

Marco Rubio shrugged off rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's taunts during a campaign stop Wednesday in New Hampshire and said the businessman and reality TV star won't be the party's nominee.

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Sounds pretty definitive considering that Trump is 20 points ahead in the polls. Planning an assassination, Rubio?

Aug 27 09:00

Pennsylvania Court Releases Trove Of Pornographic Emails Sent By State Officials

Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday unsealed a trove of pornographic emails exchanged by state officials years ago that Attorney General Kathleen Kane said her political enemies wanted to suppress and her foes said she was using to intimidate them.

The emails, consisting of crude jokes and graphics passed among hundreds of people in state government, have formed a subplot in a tangle of investigations stretching over years.

Aug 27 08:55

Former CIA Chief: Give Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs

Two former Obama administration officials urge Israel be provided with bunker-buster bombs to combat any future threat from Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pop quiz: When was the last time Iran invaded another country in a war of conquest?

Don't know?

Don;t feel bad. It's been a long time. Over 200 years.

When was the last time Israel invaded another country in a war of conquest?

Aug 27 08:54

Trump’s lead grows as Bush slips in Republican White House race: Reuters poll

Republican Jeb Bush’s support is slipping in the race for the party’s presidential nomination, and front-runner Donald Trump has opened a 20-point lead over his closest rivals, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Tuesday.

Aug 27 08:47

A ‘Staggering Betrayal’Simmering in the SenateOver Vote on Iran Deal

A “staggering betrayal” is how one pro-Israel activist in Washington describes any use by the Democrats of a filibuster to prevent the Iran deal from getting a full vote next month in the Senate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Betrayal" implies that members of Congress have some obligation of loyalty to Israel, a foreign government.

Aug 27 08:46

The Illusion of Unconditional American Support

Netanyahu believed that he could turn his back on liberal values of Democratic America and still win its automatic support; his dramatic defeat over the Iran deal is a wake-up call.

Aug 27 08:46

Israeli Minister Pressing Settlers to Build Yeshiva Without Permit

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel is pressuring the settlement of Ma’aleh Efraim to quickly begin construction on a branch of the pre-army religious academy Bnei David, even though it has no legal permit.

Ariel, of the religious Zionist Habayit Hayehudi party, is also the minister responsible for the World Zionist Organization’s settlement department, a major source of funding for the settlements.

Aug 27 08:45

IDF Strikes in Gaza After Rocket Explodes in Israeli Territory

Hamas weapons factory targeted by Israel Air Force; rocket launched from Gaza explodes in open area, causing no damage.

Aug 27 08:43

Record-breaking typhoon to make direct hit on Japan’s only restarted nuclear plant

Kyodo/Jiji, Aug 24, 2015 (emphasis added): Typhoon Goni… was poised to make a landfall on Kyushu on Tuesday morning… [JMA] alerted residents in… western Japan that there could be landslides and floods. Violent winds are expected in Kyushu from early Tuesday… Waves as high as 9 to 12 meters [39.3 feet] were forecast in seas around Kyushu.

PTI, Aug 24, 2015: Packing gusts up to 252 kilometres per hour [157 mph], Goni today was… on course directly to hit Kyushu island tomorrow…

Jiji, Aug 24, 2015: Powerful Typhoon Goni slammed into… Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture Sunday night… The typhoon registered a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 71.0 meters per second [159 mph] on Ishigaki, the strongest on record there.

Aug 27 08:41

Controlling the World: An Instruction Manual

Aug 27 08:39

Russia interested in Iran’s Drone Technology

On Wednesday, Manouchehr Manteqi, head of Iranian Aviation Industries Organization, while visiting Russian Aviation Exhibition MAKS 2015 near Moscow, said: “Islamic Republic is known as an advanced country in the field of building unmanned air-born vehicles (UAV). Russian counterparts showed their interests in the transfer of Iranian drone technology.”

In October 2013, Brig-General Farzad Esmayeeli, Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, presented an Iranian-made model of American ScanEagle, to Lt. General Viktor Bondarev, Russian Air Force Commander.

In November 2014, Iran carried out test run of the American version of the RQ-170 drone with the capability of bombing and reconnaissance missions. One of the RQ-170, America’s top unmanned surveillance aircraft, was brought-down by Iranian military engineers by jamming its control while taking-off from US military base in Afghanistan in December 2011.

Aug 27 08:37

Clinton ally accused of running interference on email scandal

Kennedy demanded the conversation about Abedin's email be held in a special, secure facility for classified information that is commonly known as a SCIF despite his claim that the Abedin email was unclassified.

The document in question apparently discussed Christopher Stevens — then a special envoy at the State Department — and his movements in Benghazi as he and his staff prepared for a possible evacuation.

Aug 27 08:35

Microsoft CEO Announces 8000 Job Cuts

Microsoft has been experiencing losses as of recently, and in a heartfelt company email - Microsoft's Satya Nadella thanked all employees while delivering the job cuts in the softest way possible.

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But Windows 10 is a success and the stock market is soaring!

Aug 27 08:31

It's Official: China Confirms It Has Begun Liquidating Treasuries, Warns Washington

Bloomberg reports, "China has cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries this month to raise dollars needed to support the yuan in the wake of a shock devaluation two weeks ago, according to people familiar with the matter. Channels for such transactions include China selling directly, as well as through agents in Belgium and Switzerland, said one of the people, who declined to be identified as the information isn’t public. China has communicated with U.S. authorities about the sales."

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The wild ride for international stocks is far from over, folks.

Aug 27 08:26

Migration of peoples underway: Rising Africa, declining Europe

The UN has strongly criticised Europe's handling of the growing migrant crisis, calling it ineffective. The numbers of desperate migrants heading to Europe has surged ... and so far, EU leaders have been unable to present a plan to tackle the crisis.Hugh Bronson, vice chairman of the Berlin branch of the Alternative for Germany party, says Germany is simply not ready to cope with increasing influx of migrants.

Aug 27 08:23

Background behind NATO expansion: new members, new customers

Though armament makers have lobbied for war in times past, Lockheed Martin's lobbying for the attack on Iraq is on an unprecedented scale. Since 1993, the manufacturer of WMD has been working on the enlargement of NATO, whose new members are new customers.

Lockheed Martin's financial and ideological influence in the Republican Party and its close ties with the "hawks" in Washington make it one of the main instigators of the attack on Iraq.

Aug 27 08:23

Russia, Egypt support forming anti-ISIS coalition with Syria - Putin

Russia and Egypt support the creation of a broad anti-terrorist coalition, which would include Syria, to fight Islamic State militants, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint media conference with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel el-Sisi.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin has out-maneuvered the US and turned the US' propaganda back on them!

Aug 27 08:19

Love is Gone: Germans Rapidly Lose Trust in NATO

German Research Centre Prognosis Media analyzed the views of social network users on NATO and found out that the number of Germans who negatively assess activities of the alliance has increased by 10 percent over last few months.

Aug 27 08:19

Israeli Nukes Are Finally Newsworthy– As US Government Both Releases and Gags Information

There are signs of pressure on Israeli nukes inside the US media and government. In this article, Phil Weiss will summarize the recent news, and Grant Smith, the lead investigator of the Institute for Research Middle East Policy, follows with a report on a gag order affecting disclosure of US federal information about the Israeli nuclear program.

Last March, William Greider echoed Smith’s exasperation over the hypocrisy in the Nation:

While the Washington press corps obsessed over Hillary Clinton’s emails at the State Department, reporters were missing a far more important story about government secrets. After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is a nuclear power which refuses to sign the NNPT, which means that any money or military aid from the US is totally illegal, under the Symington Amendment.

Of course, neither the US Congress or President really pays any attention to this law, because it will cause them not to be given AIPAC money, when election time rolls around.

And under the DOE's “Guidance on Release of Information Relating to the Potential for an Israeli Nuclear Capability.”, telling the truth about Israel's nuclear capabilities is a crime for Federal employees!!

Crikey,how more Orwellian than that can you GET?!? Not much!!

Aug 27 08:18

‘A better relationship with Iran’ is the deal’s secret promise, but supporters can’t say so

President Obama is still out front of his supporters on message. Three days ago he called his opponents on the Iran Deal “the crazies.” Will someone please give the president some support on this idea? No; political insiders are all afraid of the neoconservatives and the Israel lobby. So Obama is spending all his own political capital in what time he has left.

Though Chris Matthews also went after the crazies last night without calling them that. I’ve never seen him so emphatic in support of the Iran Deal. He pronounced Netanyahu like an epithet.

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Is there any other way?

Aug 27 08:16

Analyst : US media keep Americans in dark about Israel’s nuclear bombs

US mainstream media have for long kept Americans in the dark about Israel’s massive nuclear arsenal while spreading misinformation about Iran’s civilian nuclear activities, says an analyst.

Aug 27 08:14

Iran's Top Security Official: ISIL Building Security Shield for Israel

"Unfortunately, a sedition under the name of the ISIL Takfiris has started in the Muslim world," Shamkhani told reporters in Tehran on Thursday.

"The terrorist ISIL grouplet is after distorting Islam's teachings on Jihad to reinvigorate the security wall for the Zionist regime," he added.

Aug 27 08:13

'We Should Put A Metal Detector On The Other Side': The Laughable Waste Of TSA Body Scanners

Yes, dear sirs and madams, full body scanners so inept that esteemed government officials are suggesting people exiting them should immediately go through a traditional metal detector come at a $150k/ea price tag.

Aug 27 08:11

Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton: She has a lot to hide

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Note how Anderson Cooper pulls the discussion away from Hillary to attack Trump because one of the companies Trump contracted with to build a casino had illegal immigrant workers, even though it was the company's responsibility and not Trump's.

Aug 27 08:09

How Today’s NSA Is Much, Much Worse Than Stasi Or Orwell’s “1984”

There are still people warning us of sleepwalking into a Stasi or “1984” society. They missed the boat by a long shot: we are already far, far past the point of Stasi or “1984”. The apparatus that governments have built to trace, track, and record citizens is the stuff of nightmares.

Aug 27 08:01

After polluting a large river with toxic heavy metals, EPA says 'climate change' is what's affecting 'kids and communities'

Just one week after workers from her agency "accidentally" released about three million gallons of heavy metal-laden sludge down the Animas River in Colorado, sending arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury into drinking water supplies that serve millions of people throughout the Southwest, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy had the gall to stand before a Washington, D.C., think tank and declare that the biggest threat to our children and communities is "climate change."

McCarthy gushed on and on during her rant about how "everything and everyone we love" is being affected by climate change, and that it's "one of the most important issues that we face." Meanwhile, a massive, sickly, yellow-tinged plume of industrial waste from Colorado's Gold King Mine near Silverton continues to weave its way throughout Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and California, the direct result of EPA contract workers who allegedly released the toxic flow by mistake.

Aug 27 07:58

Construction Site Drones: Efficient, But Also A Bit Scary

By Brian Berletic

MIT's Technology Review recently published a piece titled, "New Boss on Construction Sites Is a Drone," which details the use of drones to track the progress of a project in real-time. At a construction site of a downtown stadium in Sacramento, California, drones regularly patrol overhead, comparing the current state of the project with engineering plans for the site. Discrepancies in both structural elements and with the project's schedule can be detected and passed on to site managers...

Aug 27 07:53

‘Islamic State’ Pretence and the Upcoming Wars in Libya

snip: Several major events led to the current stalemate and utter chaos in Libya. One was the military intervention by NATO, which was promoted, then, as a way to support Libyans in their uprising against long-time leader, Gaddafi. NATO’s intentional misreading of UN resolution 1973, resulted in ‘Operation Unified Protector’, which overthrew Gaddafi, killed thousands and entrusted the country into the hands of numerous militias that were, at the time, referred to collectively as the ‘rebels’.

The urgency which NATO assigned to its war – the aim of which was, supposedly, to prevent a possible ‘genocide’ – kept many in the media either supportive or quiet. Few dared to speak out:

“While NATO’s UN mandate was to protect civilians, the alliance, in practice, turned that mission on its head. Throwing its weight behind one side in a civil war to oust Gaddafi’s regime, it became the air force for the rebel militias on the ground,” wrote Seumas Milne in the Guardian in May 2012.

Aug 27 07:49

Virginia WDBJ shooter Bryce Williams showreel video

The video 'resume' of the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Virginia journalists, posted online in 2013, was discovered.

Aug 27 07:41

Responsibility to Destroy” (R2D): Total War in Yemen, Humanitarian Catastrophe, Ignored by Western Media

After NATO’s attempt to invoke the “responsibility to protect” (R2P) as justification for the destruction of Libya, it became clear that NATO was merely hiding behind the principles of humanitarian concern, not upholding them. And while it may be difficult to believe, there are still those across the Western media and policy think-tanks attempting to use R2P to justify further military aggression against nations like Syria.

However, R2P is conveniently absent amid what little talk of Yemen that does take place in the Western media. US-backed blockades and months of aerial bombardments have tipped Yemen toward a humanitarian catastrophe. Not only does both the UN and the West fail to demand an end to the bombings and blockades, the West has continued to underwrite Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s military adventure in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All I can think of, upon reading this article, is the old Pogo cartoon, with the caption: "I have met the enemy and he...is us!"

It is high time the American people collectively awoke up from their slumber, to understand, and realize the significance of the reality, that in global geopolitics, the US government is no longer "the good guy" anymore.

The pain the leadership of this country has inflicted for decades upon the rest of the world, for private profit, has been, and continues to be, monumental, and so morally wrong that I don't know where to begin.

But there's an interesting Biblical saying; "That which you sew, you shall also reap". This country's leadership has been sewing wars, repression, and the deaths of hapless thousands of innocents who never did a thing to hurt this country.

One doesn't have to be Fellini to figure out what the ultimate repercussions may well be of these policies, and how they may affect each and everyone of us in this country.

Aug 27 07:39

The most tragic thing about the Ashley Madison hack? It was really 1% actual women

When the Ashley Madison databases were splashed all over internet by hackers, it emerged that about 31 million accounts on the Tinder-for-affairs website were created by men. And about 5 million by women.

Not great odds if you're a straight fella looking to cheat on your spouse. It turns out the odds were even worse: very few of the chicks on Ashley Madison were using the site in a meaningful way.

By our counting, of the 35,290,361 leaked accounts marked as approved, 4,594,069 were each created by a woman (or someone who said they were a woman).

However, 4,085,458 of those women don't appear to have ever checked their message inboxes on the website – the database entries for those accounts read a default "0000-00-00 00:00:00" for that particular timestamp.

Aug 27 07:26

Who rules America?

In defense of his violations of the Constitution, which he is his sworn to defend, Obama insists that Congress has been consulted and has given its approval. That is true. He also points accurately to the sanction provided by the courts.
Yet everyone knows that the American people have never been consulted and have been lied to and kept in the dark about the destruction of their democratic rights. Even the term “bourgeois democracy” becomes something of a misnomer for a political system in which the threadbare trappings of popular sovereignty are so wholly contradicted by the realities of political life.

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But if there is one small stray ray of sunshine is, that people are tuning out to the mass media, because they have tired of being lied to, so consistently and flagrantly.

They are reading blogs like this one, and understand that they have the logical abilities to think critically for themselves, and come to their own conclusions.

The Fourth Estate's "feet of clay", in terms of their ability to hold and mold public opinion to support the Government's narrative, is crumbling, and fast.

Aug 27 07:25

Korean rumble

The Korean peninsula is no stranger to tensions and periodic flare-ups. However, this time around the stakes were higher than ever. In the North, a young leader copes with bad economic times and seeks greater legitimacy. Meanwhile, in the South, Seoul eyes Beijing and Washington as powerful outside brokers. What does this most recent confrontation tell us about both Koreas?

Aug 27 07:24

Scotland Yard recruiting convicted terrorists to counter ISIS propaganda

UK police are recruiting convicted terrorists in prison and employing them following their release to develop a ‘counter-narrative’ to extremist propaganda efforts.

Aug 27 07:12

GOP senator accuses Clinton of improperly passing state secrets to her lawyer

In a “serious risk” to national security, Hillary Clinton gave her State Department emails containing Top Secret and other classified information to her lawyer, who lacked sufficient clearances to possess it and who kept it for as long as eight months, the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee charged Tuesday.

In a letter to her successor Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said when she turned over thumb drives containing her official emails to her lawyer, “it appears Secretary Clinton sent (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) to an unauthorized person.”

Grassley, who has sent multiple demanding letters in the controversy over Clinton’s use of a private email server, said: “The transmission of classified material to an individual unauthorized to possess it is a serious national security risk (and) it raises legitimate questions as to whether the information was properly secured from foreign governments and other entities.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would be almost willing to bet on one thing; when the campaign season rolls around in earnest, with all the baggage she is carrying from so many deceptions and frauds over a lifetime, Hillary Clinton may well not be the Democrat's candidate after all.

Aug 27 07:04

Centcom Defends Skewing ISIS War Intel

While most of the Pentagon is going out of its way to avoid comment on yesterday’s revelation of an ongoing inspectors general investigation into deliberate “skewing” of intelligence assessments on the ISIS war by Centcom, the Central Command itself is defiant, insisting that it acted entirely appropriately in its reports.

In their new statement, Centcom insisted that just because they sought “feedback” from sources like the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) didn’t mean they had to include their comments in the final assessment sent on to policy makers, and that they, as the “primary agency” in the war, get to decide what does or doesn’t get sent on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lying to both one's peers and the American public, is now the "new normal" for the Federal Government, which is why thinking Americans don't believe anything the Federal Government says anymore.

ISIS appears to have been concocted and protected by the very US government which condemns its acts today, and appears to be yet another "manufactured excuse" for again putting US troops in harm's way on the ground in Iraq, Libya, and ultimately Syria.

And this is the same US government, claiming that yet another incursion into these countries will be "successful this time"?!?

I am looking at the epic fail which was the invasion and occupation of Iraq; I am looking at the epic, on-going fail which is Afghanistan; and the epic fail of the invasion of Libya, and the extrajudicial assassination of its President, Ghadaffi, which has left the country in chaos; I am looking at the on-going epic fail of the US government-enabled Saudi invasion of Yemen. I am looking at a potential US ground invasion of Syria to oust Al-Assad, which may well invite war with Russia.

And the only logical explanation for the collective war madness which has engulfed the US Federal Government is that they want some war - any war - upon which to blame a coming national economic catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.

As to US government appears to be comprised of people who, collectively, can never take responsibility for anything they have done, this seems an absolutely reasonable scenario, no matter how much hurt they cause to the people of this country, and beyond, in their war lust.

Aug 27 06:47

Fake Goldman Sachs bank found in China

Aug 27 06:46

Ukranian Catholic Archbishop: "Be Ready To Give Up A Life" For Freedom And Independence

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk urged Catholics to love their motherland and defend its' sovereignty, calling for them to be 'Christian patriots' and even be willing to lose their life in the process. The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church issued text from the homily, which stated, in part, "Those who do not love their Motherland will always be strangers and exiles in this land. Who do not want to build their own state and assert its independence, he is doomed to be a slave in a different countries...Let us be mature and those who are building today, who develop their country with the state conscience, being Christians-patriots. Let us not be afraid to grant our lives into God's hands, for everything what do we have now we will preserve and enrich, giving it up for our brothers and sisters... Our freedom, our future, our personal well-being are impossible without an assertion and existence of an independent Ukrainian State," he said.

Aug 27 06:38

NORTH DAKOTA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO LEGALIZE DRONES WEAPONIZED WITH TASERS, TEAR GAS, RUBBER BULLETS & SOUND CANONS

t is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist.

With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with “less than lethal” weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it.

– From the Daily Beast article: First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist

You could see the writing on the walls years ago. In an increasingly authoritarian, lawless, surveillance state like America, it was always inevitable that drones would be weaponized. In North Dakota, this is now a reality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have frequently speculated that if President Obama sees utterly no legal hurdle to extrajudicial assassinations of "people who need killin' " overseas, how far a leap would it be to order extrajudicial assassinations here at home?!?

Unfortunately, it is not that great a leap, seeing how Obama loves to have his way via Executive Order, and accomplish his agenda without any Congressional oversight whatsoever.

And to all North Dakotans, I have one four-letter response to this travesty; move.

Move to another state which has not yet been collectively made mad by the evil genius of this technology, and the promise of suppression, cruelty and death it holds.

Aug 27 06:28

FEDS GO DOOR-TO-DOOR TO INFORM GUN OWNERS RIGHTS NOT ABSOLUTE

By criminalizing individuals 2nd Amendment right to defend themselves, government exempts itself from its own rules and faces no repercussions.

This is certainly the case in victim disarmament areas like school zones where only magical costumes and shinny badges grant one the legal right to carry a firearm – consequently making schools a prime target for mass shootings.

Government revels in the idea of asserting itself over the population – so it is no surprise that a joint initiative launched in New Orleans is doing just that as the ATF, New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office go door-to-door across the metro area informing gun owners that they have no rights in school zones.

“Federal law makes it an offense to possess a firearm within a 1,000 feet of a school,” U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, who joined in the ridiculous display of hubris, said. “So we wanted to get the word out to the community about this work.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Aug 27 06:24

ON THE TAKE: PRIVATE PRISON FIRMS ARE BUYING ACCESS TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS AT LAVISH CONFERENCES

The prison industry in the United States has grown so large that there are no less than seven professional associations for people who work at prisons and jails. The industry conferences held by these associations provide a perfect venue for private corrections companies to influence government officials with little public oversight, according to a recent report by the watchdog group In The Public Interest(ITPI).

The biggest names in the prison business spend millions of dollars sponsoring these conferences and wooing prison officials with free massages, awards ceremonies, luxury dinner cruises and plenty of corporate schwag. Over the past week, one of the most prominent associations, the American Correctional Association (ACA), held its summer conference in Indianapolis, where major sponsors included private prison companies Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), GEO Group and food services giant Aramark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These private prisons are gulags of the worst order, and by the time an inmate has served his time (if he hasn't died of complications of untreated medical issues), chances are that he emerges from these prisons far worse off than he was when he came in, and will re-offend shortly, which is music to the ears of private prison owners.

Oh, and by the way; any attempts at rehabilitation are few and far between.

Sweden is closing many of its prisons, because they don't have enough prisoners to fill them.

And why?!?

Because the full focus of prison in Sweden is rehabilitation, to the point where those serving their time become fully integrated into society once they have served their time.

Aug 27 06:23

ON THE TAKE: PRIVATE PRISON FIRMS ARE BUYING ACCESS TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS AT LAVISH CONFERENCES

The prison industry in the United States has grown so large that there are no less than seven professional associations for people who work at prisons and jails. The industry conferences held by these associations provide a perfect venue for private corrections companies to influence government officials with little public oversight, according to a recent report by the watchdog group In The Public Interest(ITPI).

The biggest names in the prison business spend millions of dollars sponsoring these conferences and wooing prison officials with free massages, awards ceremonies, luxury dinner cruises and plenty of corporate schwag. Over the past week, one of the most prominent associations, the American Correctional Association (ACA), held its summer conference in Indianapolis, where major sponsors included private prison companies Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), GEO Group and food services giant Aramark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These private prisons are gulags of the worst order, and by the time an inmate has served his time (if he hasn't died of complications of untreated medical issues), chances are that he emerges from these prisons far worse off than he was when he came in, and will re-offend shortly, which is music to the ears of private prison owners.

Oh, and by the way; any attempts at rehabilitation are few and far between.

Sweden is closing many of its prisons, because they don't have enough prisoners to fill them.

And why?!?

Because the full focus of prison in Sweden is rehabilitation, to the point where those serving their time become fully integrated into society once they have served their time.

Aug 27 05:17

Media blackout: Canada plans to dump nuclear waste less than mile from U.S. border

Over the last few years, the United States has not had the best track record with Deep Geologic Repositories (DGR) for nuclear waste. In February of 2014, the U.S.’ DGR, known as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), had two separate incidents that compromised the integrity of the project by releasing airborne radioactive contamination.

Aug 27 05:01

Confirmed: Long-Lost Nazi Loot Train Found In Poland

Last week, a pair of anonymous treasure hunters approached officials in Walbrzych, Poland? via their lawyer to claim they had found an old Nazi loot train. Now officials have confirmed that the pair certainly found a train. Whether it's full of gold remains to be seen.
Note: Let us get this straight anonymous have found a TRAIN a big train that has been lost for 70 years! Amen brother!

Webmaster addition: This appears to be more "Wag the Nazis" to benefit Israel, and I half expect the train will turn out to be abandoned junk.

Aug 27 04:57

Israel's 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War in the Sky

The IAF has an estimated 648 aircraft of all types, manned and serviced by 35,000 active duty personnel. An additional 24,500 reservists can be called up during wartime. At total mobilization, the IAF enjoys a comfortable ratio of 91 personnel for every one aircraft, far above the Egyptian Air Force’s 30 to one ratio and the Royal Saudi Air Force’s 38 to one.
Note: Don't forget they have nuclear bombs too.

Aug 27 03:22

Hurricane Katrina Represents A Failure to Communicate

On September 14, 2005, the 9/11 Public Discourse Project issued a report asserting that the response to Hurricane Katrina was a classic failure in command and control. It found no unity of command—or more specifically, no one in charge and no unified incident reporting system to coordinate efforts of local, state and federal agencies.

Aug 27 02:04

How to secure Windows 10: The paranoid's guide

For example, while Windows 10 doesn't have a keylogger it does collect your keystrokes and voice to improve spell-checking and voice recognition. Before having a fit about this, keep in mind that every cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) program does this to one degree or another. Google Docs, Apple's Siri, Office 365, whatever -- they all collect not just your final words but every keystroke and spoken syllable that went into making those words.

Aug 27 01:51

Why is Mel Gibson making news in Australia?

Did he or didn't he? Did known hot-head Mel Gibson blow up, shove and scream obscenities at a female photographer who snapped him with his new twentysomething girlfriend in Sydney last week? Or did he simply ask her nicely to stop harassing them?

That's what his publicist says, but that's not the story coming from Kristi Miller, a photographer for The Daily Telegraph, Rupert Murdoch's conservative New York Post-style tabloid Down Under.

(* Why is Mel Gibson making news in Australia?
Because he's been working on A New Film http://variety.com/2015/film/asia/mel-gibsons-hacksaw-ridge-to-shoot-i... and this would be a good time to remind everybody that he's already been labeled an anti Semetic , hot-head , and that we really should stay away from the cinema , once it gets released . )

Aug 27 01:18

Greek Elections: January and September 2015 - From Hope to Fear and Despair

Eight months will have passed since the election of Syriza on January 25 up to the snap elections in September. During that time Syriza’s leaders play-acted their ‘opposition to austerity’ and then knelt down in submission to the ‘Troika’.

Aug 27 01:09

Economic Destabilization, Financial Meltdown and the Rigging of the Shanghai Stock Market?

The dramatic collapse of the Shanghai stock exchange has been presented to public opinion as the result of a spontaneous “market mechanism”, triggered by weaknesses in China’s economy.

The Western media consensus in chorus (WSJ, Bloomberg, Financial Times) portend that Chinese stocks tumbled due to “uncertainty” in response to recent data “suggesting a downturn in the world’s second-largest economy”.

Aug 27 01:01

Sanders’ Screwy Mideast Strategy

Out of fear of offending the power centers of Official Washington, Democrats won’t or can’t formulate a coherent foreign policy. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders says the solution to Mideast chaos is more Saudi intervention when Saudi intervention in support of Sunni extremists is the heart of the problem.

Aug 27 00:55

Israeli jets attack central Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have conducted airstrikes against an area in the besieged Gaza Strip following a claim by the Israeli military that a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel.

Aug 27 00:44

US lawmaker seeks accountability for Israel’s killing of teens

US congresswoman Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has written to the State Department to raise the case of two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli occupation forces in May 2014, asking whether the deaths should render the police unit responsible ineligible for US military aid and training.

Aug 27 00:38

The Catastrophic International Consequences of the Capitulation of Syriza and the Criminal Responsibility of Mr. Tsipras

The present capitulation of Syriza and its government will have the same or even worse consequences in Greece than those resulting from the betrayal of the SPD in Germany in that fateful August of 1914.

Aug 27 00:29

Robots will cut 25% of US jobs in 4 years, transform workforce – report

The encroachment of self-help kiosks and grocery store scanners has led doomsayers to suggest automation threatens the workforce of the future. A new report argues it will create new business sectors and new jobs as well.

By studying large companies in various industries, from Delta Airlines Inc. to Whole Foods Market Inc., as well as many startups, analysts have forecast that automation will erase 22.7 million jobs by 2025, or 16 percent of today’s total.

August 26, 2015

Aug 26 20:01

On the Take: Private Prison Firms Are Buying Access to Public Officials at Lavish Conferences

The prison industry in the United States has grown so large that there are no less than seven professional associations for people who work at prisons and jails. The industry conferences held by these associations provide a perfect venue for private corrections companies to influence government officials with little public oversight, according to a recent report by the watchdog group In The Public Interest(ITPI). The biggest names in the prison business spend millions of dollars sponsoring these conferences and wooing prison officials with free massages, awards ceremonies, luxury dinner cruises and plenty of corporate schwag. Over the past week, one of the most prominent associations, the American Correctional Association (ACA), held its summer conference in Indianapolis, where major sponsors included private prison companies Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), GEO Group and food services giant Aramark.

Aug 26 19:56

Deflationary Collapse Ahead? Overview of What is Going Wrong

1. The big thing that is happening is that the world financial system is likely to collapse. Back in 2008, the world financial system almost collapsed. This time, our chances of avoiding collapse are very slim.

2. Without the financial system, pretty much nothing else works: the oil extraction system, the electricity delivery system, the pension system, the ability of the stock market to hold its value. The change we are encountering is similar to losing the operating system on a computer, or unplugging a refrigerator from the wall.

3. We don’t know how fast things will unravel, but things are likely to be quite different in as short a time as a year. World financial leaders are likely to “pull out the stops,” trying to keep things together. A big part of our problem is too much debt. This is hard to fix, because reducing debt reduces demand and makes commodity prices fall further. With low prices, production of commodities is likely to fall. For example, food production using fossil fuel inputs is likely to greatly decline over time, as is oil, gas, and coal production.

4. The electricity system, as delivered by the grid, is likely to fail in approximately the same timeframe as our oil-based system. Nothing will fail overnight, but it seems highly unlikely that electricity will outlast oil by more than a year or two. All systems are dependent on the financial system. If the oil system cannot pay its workers and get replacement parts because of a collapse in the financial system, the same is likely to be true of the electrical grid system.

Aug 26 19:24

S-500 Prometheus

Originated From:Russia
Possessed By:Russia
Range:500-600km
Basing:Land, Mobile
Status:Development
In Service:2013/2014 (expected)

Russia is currently developing the S-500 mobile surface-to-air missile system, which was announced to be deployed in 2013. The S-500 will be an upgraded version of the S-400. It will fulfill air defense and ballistic missile defense missions.

Aug 26 19:01

NASA's Dawn spacecraft sends remarkable images of Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has delivered the closest-yet views of the dwarf planet Ceres.
The US space agency on Tuesday released a set of new images that provide us the closest look yet at what's happening on the surface of the dwarf planet.
The latest pictures provided by Dawn show the small world's features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres' tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and narrow, braided fractures, said NASA.

Aug 26 17:55

BREAKING! Trump Just Told GOP Brass He Will Forgo A Third-Party Run

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Trump just made a major strategic blunder. The threat of a third party run was the only leverage Trump had over the GOP machine. If he really has committed to not running third party the GOP is now free to eject him from their ranks. If he changes his mind later the GOP will tarnish him as not being a man of his word. Whatever promises the GOP may have made, Trump is a fool to think they will keep them.

Aug 26 16:44

Russia, Egypt support forming anti-ISIS coalition with Syria - Putin

Russia and Egypt support the creation of a broad anti-terrorist coalition, which would include Syria, to fight Islamic State militants, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint media conference with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel el-Sisi.

“We underline the fundamental importance of the formation of a broad anti-terrorist front involving key international players and regional countries, including Syria,” Putin said on Wednesday.

He also announced plans to increase grain deliveries to Egypt. Plans for Russia to participate in the developing of Egypt’s grain infrastructure were also discussed by the heads of state.

Grain deliveries from Russia to Egypt amounted to 4 million tons in 2014, which is 40% of Egypt’s total demand, Putin noted. In 2014, there was an 86% increase in bilateral trade compared to 2013, reaching $5.5 billion.

Aug 26 16:28

CNN Tells Americans That The Stock Market Is Not Going To Crash

On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever. That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 – right in the middle of the last financial crisis.

Aug 26 16:16

Labour maverick's views revitalising jaded left

For New Zealand students of current affairs, the contest for the leadership of the UK Labour Party involves four names that will mean little - and, in that, they will not be too different from observers of the contest in Britain itself. Yet, the emergence of one of the four candidates - Jeremy Corbyn - as the unexpected front-runner is worth a second look, not least for the lessons it might offer to left-of-centre parties around the globe.

Corbyn is a parliamentary veteran who has spent 32 relatively low-profile years on the backbenches - 11 of them, as it happens, while I was also in Parliament. His reputation is that of an old-fashioned leftie - and he may have skeletons in his cupboard, especially involving his links with suspect overseas organisations.

Aug 26 16:01

How Jeb Bush Funneled Pension Money to Lehman Before Getting a $1.3 Million a Year Consulting Job at the Firm

For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida’s money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses.

But for Jeb Bush personally, his enduring relationship with Lehman would prove lucrative. In 2007, just as he left office, Bush secured a job as a Lehman consultant for $1.3 million a year, Bloomberg reported.

Aug 26 15:59

Feds wildly disagree on number of agencies, range is 60-430

How big is the federal government? So big, it has lost count of just how many department and agencies it has, according to a federal watchdog group.

Aug 26 15:59

Virginia TV shooter Vester Lee Flanagan was a 'disturbed' and 'unhappy man'

As their once shared workplace grieves for Parker and Ward, a preliminary portrait has emerged of an easily agitated employee who accused co-workers in at least two newsrooms of making racist comments. Flanagan’s most recent complaints, filed against reporters at WDBJ, were dismissed by the station manager on Wednesday as “fabricated”.

Aug 26 15:48

Israeli Minister Agrees Ahmadinejad Never Said Israel ‘Must Be Wiped Off the Map’

In a reminder that Persian rhetoric is not always easy for English-speakers to interpret, a senior Israeli official has acknowledged that Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, never actually said that Israel “must be wiped off the map.”

Those words were attributed to Mr. Ahmadinejad in 2005, in English translations of his speech to a “World Without Zionism” conference that October. As my colleague Ethan Bronner reported the next year, one problem was translating a metaphorical turn of phrase in Persian that has no exact English equivalent — there was, for instance, no mention of a map — and there was a heated debate about whether the original statement was a threat or a prediction.

Aug 26 15:47

NOW: Heavy fighting at the Belaya Kamenka

Infantry battalion "Vikings" (DPR Army) reports heavy fighting on the Southern Front Telmanovskiy direction.
"The enemy does not rest. To 20:30 the position of "Viking" at Belaya Kamenka ukry rolled "Grad".
We hear the sounds of movement Ukrainian tanks. Thank God, the injuries among our not. "The Vikings" ready for battle.
In the south-west APU treated "hurricanes" on Telmanovo.
There is a real battle in the Petrovskoe village. The Ukrops uses all kinds of artillery, backed by tanks.

Aug 26 15:45

Hillary Clinton Tweets ‘We Must Act to Stop Gun Violence” in Wake of Virginia News Crew Shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fired off a tweet this morning, staying true to her progressive roots and not allowing a senseless tragedy to go to waste by calling for “action to stop gun violence” in light of the tragic murder of a news crew in Virginia.

Since Hillary has taken a serious shellacking in the polls over the last few weeks, it isn’t surprising to see her attempting to use the shooting to try boosting her numbers a bit, but that doesn’t make the move any less despicable.

Aug 26 15:42

Chile Considers Cannabis Decriminalization, Highlighting Growing Movement in Latin America

With its proposed changes to Ley 20.000 (Law 20,000), Chile joins a growing list of Latin American countries decriminalizing marijuana. The initiative, which would grant Chileans the right to possess up to 10 grams of cannabis and grow up to six marijuana plants at a time, was passed in Chile's Chamber of Deputies on July 7 with 68 voting in favor and 39 against. The bill must first be adjusted by a health commission and then passed by the Senate before it officially becomes law, but strong support for cannabis legalization in the country illustrates that legalizing marijuana use appears to be the new norm in the Western Hemisphere and, once again, that the War on Drugs has been a failed campaign.

Aug 26 15:29

"Bond king": USA exchange will collapse again

The U.S. stock market will have another sharp drop, according to the head of Fund of DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach, who is also known as the "bond king".
In an interview with Reuters Gundlach shared his concerns about the possibility of a repetition of the global drop in prices.
Gundlach, in particular, noted that the weakening of China's economy in the future may lead to a reassessment of the forecasts for the growth rate of the world economy and cause a new round of collapse in the markets.

Aug 26 15:28

White House Pushes Race War, Then Blames Guns For Flanagan’s “Race War”

The Obama administration is blaming guns for the WBDJ-TV shooting, even though the shooter, Vester Flanagan, was influenced by the White House’s race baiting.

Aug 26 15:28

AT&T reportedly playing dirty tricks to serve extra ads through airport hotspot

AT&T's "free" Wi-Fi may be too good to be true. One of the company's Wi-Fi hotspots, in Virginia's Dulles airport, is reportedly using an ad-injection platform to tamper with the web traffic of users and bombard them with more ads. Jonathan Mayer, a computer scientist and Stanford lawyer, says he discovered ad-injecting code while using the AT&T hotspot in the airport. Mayer noticed ads appearing on educational, government, and ad-supported sites such as The Wall Street Journal, and decided to take a look at the web source, discovering that it was adding lines of code that would pull in promotional materials from outside companies.

Mayer said that the hotspot was making three edits to his traffic. First, he says it added an advertising stylesheet, before injecting a back-up ad, just in case the browser didn't support JavaScript. The hotspot also added two scripts for controlling ad loading and display, code that allows the platform to import the ads themselves from third parties.

Aug 26 15:23

The Way GCHQ Obliterated The Guardian’s Laptops May Have Revealed More Than It Intended

The track pad controller, they said, can hold up to 2 megabits of memory. All the different “chips” in your computer — from the part that controls the device’s power to the chips in the keyboard — also have the capacity to store information, like passwords and keys to other data, which can be uploaded through firmware updates. According to the public documents from other members of Five Eyes, it is incredibly difficult to completely sanitize a device of all its content. New Zealand’s data deletion policies state that USB memory is only destroyed when the dust is just a few millimeters in length. “This wasn’t a random thing,” said Tynan, pointing to a slide displaying a photo of a completely destroyed pile of USB chip shards.

These hidden memory storage locations could theoretically be taken advantage of, Tynan and Al-Bassam said, by a computer’s owner, hackers, or even the government itself, either during its design phase or after the computer is purchased.

Aug 26 15:22

Walmart Bars Sales Of AR-15s, Self-Defense Shotguns

Walmart has instituted a new corporate policy that bars its stores from selling semi-automatic AR-15-style rifles and semi-automatic shotguns that have a magazine capacity of seven shots or more. The chain denies politics played a role in the decision.

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