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Sep 04 11:08

Abby Martin's Exclusive Gitmo Coverage: Occupation, Torture, and Resistance

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the History of Gitmo, Methods of Torture, the Remaining Detainees and the Ongoing Hunger Strikes by Prisoners.

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Sep 04 11:04

Human Rights Lawyer Arrested While Standing on NYC Sidewalk Waiting for Children To Use Bathroom

A human rights lawyer who was formerly the top attorney for Public Advocate Tish James was arrested for blocking the sidewalk following a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square while waiting for her children to use the bathroom.

Sep 04 11:04

Marijuana smoking linked to peaceful homes, fewer prescription drug overdose deaths

Marijuana is a hot news topic. There continue to be spin-off stories about legalization in Colorado and Washington and about the growing medical use of cannabis. It seems like there are new studies out every week. Here are two that caught our eye to DecodeDC, and you could put the results in the pro-marijuana category.


Sep 04 11:02

Keiser Report: Mortgage Crisis 2.0

Sep 04 10:52

WOMAN BEHEADED IN LONDON

Sep 04 10:48

Activists Arrested During Protest For Higher Wages

Fast-food workers in 150 U.S. cities kicked off protests for a $15-per-hour wage that included a sit-down in New York’s Times Square, where 19 demonstrators were arrested on Thursday, police said.

About 400 demonstrators hoisting placards that read “Stick together for $15 and union rights” occupied Times Square during the morning rush hour. Some protesters sat down in the street, prompting the arrests for disorderly conduct, said a spokeswoman for the New York City Police Department.

Sep 04 10:36

Speaking Ill of the Police is a “Hate Crime”

The NYPD has now added its name to the roster of Officially Protected Victims by filing “hate crimes” charges against 36-year-old Rosella Best, who had tagged police vehicles and a public school with anti-NYPD graffiti. Among the entirely defensible sentiments inscribed by Best are “NYPD pick on the harmless,” “NYPD pick on the innocent,” and — in a display of familiar but increasingly justified hyperbole — “NAZIS=NYPD.” (Assuming that Ms. Best used only “public” property as her canvas, it’s difficult to identify an actual victim in this case.)

Sep 04 10:35

Barrow, Alaska, Snow: Winter Arrives Early In America's Northernmost City

Barrow, Alaska, was blanketed by its first significant snowfall of the season Tuesday, turning the town into a winter wonderland just one day after Labor Day.


Sep 04 10:34

Snow visits the Rockies and Alaska to kickoff September (PHOTOS)

For many, September begins a gradual transition from swelter to sweaters. But, it’s straight to parkas and boots in areas of the western high country and Alaska, coated by snow this week.

High altitudes in northwest Wyoming were treated to a covering of snow this past Sunday. The National Weather Service forecast office in Riverton, Wyoming posted pictures of the coatings at Togwotee Mountain Lodge and the summit of Grand Targhee Resort.

Sep 04 10:33

It's snowing in Colorado

Updated Thursday morning.....
While we are still a good 3 months or more away from our first snow here in the Louisville area, the flakes are already flying in portions of Colorado.

Sep 04 10:33

It’s Snowing in Alberta!

It might only be September but old man winter has already hit one stretch of highway in Alberta.

Highway 22 near Ranchlands, north of the 520 in southern Alberta is experiencing snow. Yes, you read that right.

Sep 04 10:12

Study Proposes Outrageous Solution In Lieu of Family Dinners

It's almost like a sick joke to finally push for things that are so out of reach for the average family. Especially after decades of culture creation eroding family life away, and an economy deeper in the toilet than ever before.

So what could researchers possibly have to offer?

Sep 04 10:07

MAKING ABLUTION WITH SOURED MILK

When my late father, who passed away in 2002, didn’t like a particular situation, he would compare it with having to make ablution with soured milk. The figurative analogy was meant to illustrate a nightmarish experience that one always wishes to avoid.The reason I invoked this anecdote is the shockingly stupid behavior of the Palestinian Authority (PA) under both its late leader Yasser Arafat and the current one Mahmoud Abbas.Israeli negotiators are almost satanically smart. They are the Crème de la Crème of Western deception, fascism, racism and nefariousness.

Sep 04 10:07

ISRAELI SOLDIERS HAVE WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS …

President Roosevelt was known for his ‘make work projects‘, which helped put many unemployed Americans back to work during the Great Depression.

Today, it seems that a problem has developed in Israel; the Army has way too much time on their hands and ‘make work projects’ have been developed to occupy their time (AND PALESTINE).

Here are just a few of this week’s examples of zionist harassment and terrorism ...

Sep 04 10:04

FLASHBACK 1977 - ABC News Commentary ICE AGE COMING


Sep 04 10:00

Snow hits Alberta

Winter arrived extra-early in southern Alberta this week

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Plus the obligatory comments about the heat wave from human-caused global warming!

Sep 04 09:47

David Cameron ‘misses the point’ over Rotherham abuse

Prime minister David Cameron has been accused of ‘missing the point’ by not announcing a standalone inquiry into the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Home secretary Theresa May will be chairing a group of ministers to make sure that lessons are learned from Rotherham before the beginning of the historical abuse inquiry. The move has concerned the charity 4Children, which has warned that without a separate inquiry the issue will be lost, especially when compared to the scope of such a large inquiry spanning decades.

Sep 04 09:44

Exclusive | Who is 'Syrian Girl'?

Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, a pro-Assad female activist appeared under the name of (Syrian partisan girl) defending what she called conspiracy against her homeland, and she occupied the anti-war websites and blogs.

Syrian partisan girl
She appeared in a debate on Australian TV ('Insight' program) as well as Iran-affiliated Press TV under the name "Mimi al-Laham", and triggered anger of Syrian opponents as well as other non-Syrians who called western intervention in Syria. Moreover, Mimi al-Laham or Syrian partisan girl runs a blog and fluently speaks English and Arabic.
She has about 18,000 followers on twitter, and about 9,500 likes on facebook pages and she has also YouTube channel.

As mentioned before, Assad's opponents criticized her sharply:

Sep 04 09:34

Steven Sotloff and Israel

Ynet reports this morning on “the operation to hide Steven Sotloff's Jewish and Israeli background online.”

The articles tells a story of a “worldwide network of friends included over 150 members, speaking 20 different languages, who scanned every post Steven has made on Facebook or Twitter and removed any mentions of his Israeli or Jewish connections.” I can only think of one Jewish organization that could facilitate such an grand scale operation and it isn't JVP.

We also learned yesterday that Sotloff spent 3 years at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. An institute that is linked to the Mossad according to some media sources.

Sep 04 09:29

Leading rights groups and TDs call for release of Irish teen held in Egypt

Rights groups including Reprieve and Amnesty International have joined MEPs, parliamentarians, academics, teaching unions and student groups in calling on the Irish government to secure the release of an Irish teen facing the death penalty in Egypt.

Ibrahim Halawa, a student from Firhouse in County Dublin, was 17 at the time of his arrest in Egypt in August 2013, when he was caught up in the turmoil surrounding protests against the new military government. Detained in a series of adult prisons since, he has been tortured and held in solitary confinement, and has reported being singled out for special abuse because of his Irish nationality.


Sep 04 09:29

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races

This month, the National Republican Congressional Committee debuted at least 20 websites in key congressional districts—from Central Valley, California, to Augusta, Georgia—that are designed, albeit amateurishly, to look like news sites. One of them, “South Michigan Update,” sports the headline “Byrnes Struggles to Escape Her Record,” referring to Democrat Pamela Byrnes in Michigan’s 7th District. Like the other NRCC sites, the featured post attacks the Democratic candidate in the race. The piece has a byline credit to “Geoff,” though, as The Washington Post pointed out, most of “Geoff’s” posts are rewrites of content from the NRCC site. The spare South Michigan site has one other item: a video ad for the 7th District’s Republican incumbent, Tim Walberg, that is featured under the header, “Most Viewed.”

Sep 04 09:28

Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

Japanese researchers say they have developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in just 30 minutes, speeding up the ability to diagnose infections of the deadly disease.

Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process is also cheaper than the system being used in West Africa, where the virus has already killed more than 1,500 people. There is also an outbreak underway in Congo, in the center of the continent.

“The new method is simpler than the current one and can be used in countries where expensive testing equipment is not available,” Yasuda by telephone Tuesday.

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"IT WILL NEVER WORK! IT WILL NEVER WORK!" -- President and CEO, Expensive Testing Equipment Corporation

Sep 04 09:28

UK records undermine Government’s claims over damaged CIA rendition documents

Claims by ministers that documents relating to the UK role in CIA ‘rendition’ flights were accidentally damaged have been cast into doubt by new Foreign Office (FCO) records obtained by legal charity Reprieve.

Last month, FCO Minister Mark Simmonds told MPs that records of flights passing through Diego Garcia had suffered “water damage” as a result of “extremely heavy weather in June 2014.”

Sep 04 09:26

John McCain and the Zionist Crime Syndicate

By his unwavering support for Tel Aviv regardless of its behavior, John McCain has confirmed that his sympathies lie with those who deceived America to wage a war on behalf of fundamentalists who have long planned to expand the Land of Israel to include Greater Israel.
- Jeff Gates, Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit took America to War, 2008 - See more at: http://www.bollyn.com/home/#article_14859


Sep 04 09:26

FLASHBACK 2010 - Is America Becoming A Third World Country?

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We are all Detroit now!

Sep 04 09:24

VIDEO: Cops shoot mentally ill man until ‘he had no face’

Police shot and killed a man early Saturday at a truck stop in West Central Laredo after receiving a report of a person armed with a weapon. The shooting happened at about 1:45 a.m. at 5301 Santa Maria Ave.

Sep 04 09:23

GQ Mag Defends War Criminal Tony Blair’s Award

GQ Magazine has defended its decision to name Tony Blair its “Philanthropist of the Year” after the award was widely met with disbelief and horror.

Awards producer Richard Dodson stood by the publication’s much criticised move, telling BBC Radio 5 Live it was “fantastic having Tony,” as the magazine likes to have celebrities at the event who “cause a bit of a stir.”

Sep 04 09:22

The occupation will last forever, Netanyahu clarifies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday put to rest any lingering speculation or hopes that the long-comatose two-state solution might ever be revived.

All of a sudden, the prime minister’s refusal to discuss borders or maps in negotiations with the Palestinians makes sense. After all, why negotiate over a map you have no intention of ever compromising on?

“I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan,” Netanyahu said in a televised statement about the current Gaza military operation, the Times of Israel reported.

Yes. You read that right. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister for the coming years (unless he is unseated by a political opponent who outflanks him from the right) said that there is no way he would ever pull the Israeli army out of the West Bank.

Sep 04 09:18

Icy Aquifers on Titan Transform Methane Rainfall

The NASA and European Space Agency Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the north polar region of Saturn's moon Titan. These lakes are filled not with water but with hydrocarbons, a form of organic compound that is also found naturally on Earth and includes methane. The vast majority of liquid in Titan's lakes is thought to be replenished by rainfall from clouds in the moon's atmosphere. But how liquids move and cycle through Titan's crust and atmosphere is still relatively unknown.

Sep 04 09:17

Woman who found the ISIS execution video!

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Rita Katz says that her organization released the beheading of Stephen Sotloff video "before ISIS had a chance to"

Sep 04 09:03

Scientology Has a Dirty Little Secret. And L. Ron Hubbard’s Great-Grandson Just Exposed It.

Jamie DeWolf is an ordinary man with an extraordinary past — he’s the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. At 1:47, I learn his dirty secret. At 3:43, I’m shocked at the vengeance. And at 7:39, I’m blown away at the irony.

Sep 04 09:02

Attkisson: Obama Admin Refusing to Tell Congress Where Illegal Children Went

Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson said the Obama administration is refusing to tell Congress where the ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexican Border this summer were sent after they were processed though holding centers along the border.

Sep 04 08:56

This Map Shows Why People Are Freaking Out About Ebola's Arrival in Senegal

The ongoing outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa continue to devastate Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, and recently caused a national emergency in Nigeria—as of August 28, the Centers for Disease Control was putting the suspected and confirmed case count at 3,069 all told, including 1,552 deaths. But in the last few days, with the virus entering Senegal and health workers discovering a fresh outbreak in Nigeria, global health groups such as the World Health Organization are getting increasingly strident with their concerns. On Sunday, WHO officials called Ebola's arrival in Senegal "a top priority emergency." On Tuesday, Joanne Liu, international president of the global health organization Doctors Without Borders, warned the UN that the world was "losing the battle to contain" the disease. "Leaders are failing to come to grips with this transnational threat," she said.

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"Look, I am trying to start a war with ... everyone. I'll deal with this Ebola thing next year. Promise!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 04 08:51

W.H.O. Concerned About Another Ebola Cluster in Nigeria

The World Health Organization expressed worry on Wednesday about a second cluster of Ebola virus patients in Nigeria — in the center of its oil industry — because one of the three confirmed victims was a doctor who had treated patients and socialized after he became contagious.

The doctor, in the southern city of Port Harcourt, died on Aug. 22, and his infection was confirmed five days later. On its website, the W.H.O. said that more than 200 people might be at risk.

The W.H.O. said this second cluster had indirectly resulted from a quarantine lapse in the first cluster of Ebola cases that hit Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, in July, and was potentially far more serious. Tracing the spread of the disease in Port Harcourt, the statement said, revealed “multiple high-risk opportunities for transmission of the virus to others.”

Sep 04 08:50

The Undoing of US “Interventionism?”

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Russian journalist Andrey Stenin, missing for a month in Ukraine, has been confirmed dead. He was part of a convoy of refugees fleeing the fighting in Ukraine’s eastern region when he came under artillery fire. The vehicle he was in, along with several others, was destroyed, the occupants killed, and the evidence covered up. Officers representing the regime in Kiev had apparently rifled through the destroyed vehicles beforehand, collecting evidence and looting belongings.

It is even suggested by Russian sources that the regime in Kiev attempted to use Stenin as a bargaining chip during negotiations, giving the illusion the missing journalist was still alive. Killed by NATO-backed Neo-Nazi extremists who seized power in Kiev during the US-EU engineered so-called “Euromaidan,” the subsequent civilian and journalist deaths are nothing less than provocative crimes.

Sep 04 08:48

New study concludes that there is 99.999% certainty humans are driving global warming

There is less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, our new research shows.

Sep 04 08:46

Nearly 1 in 10 California workers are here illegally, study finds

Report released Wednesday by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product.

Sep 04 08:46

Export-Import Bank costs taxpayers $2 billion a decade

Ex-Im is a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports through direct loans and loan guarantees to foreign countries. Ex-Im’s charter expires this fall, and conservative Republicans want to let the agency die. In its defense, officials at Ex-Im and the White House — joined by lobbyists for manufacturers and banks — typically assert that Ex-Im is free.

“The Ex-Im Bank doesn't cost the American taxpayer a dime,” the U.S. Chamber of Commerce posted on Twitter on May 20. Ex-Im “pays for itself and makes a profit,” Ex-Im President Fred Hochberg likes to say.

False.

Sep 04 08:45

Canada being lured into another Iraq war: Walkom

For better or worse, the West is being drawn into another war in Iraq.

This time, Canada is involved.

Sep 04 08:44

F-35: Zombie Fighter-Bomber of American "Defense" Fantasies?

fficially, the U.S. government is “still hopeful” that its nuclear-capable F-35, already the world’s most expensive war machine, might someday work as promised more than a decade ago.

That was the best face Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall would put on the beleaguered, overdue, and over-budget “fifth generation” Joint Strike Fighter just three weeks after a test version of the F-35 burst into flames on a Florida runway. Kendall’s hope that the F-35 would make a July appearance at the Farnsborough air show in Britain went up in smoke shortly after, and the $400 billion plane’s performance since then has not encouraged much greater hope. As Kendall said in early September, "I am getting, over time, more confident that we've got our arms around that problem and are solving it."

To fulfill its full military-industrial hope, the stealth warplane will need to find reliable engines, develop software that works, win at least two more lawsuits, and find more willing buyers.

Sep 04 08:44

Israeli Snipers shooting children cough "human shields"


YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

Sep 04 08:39

California's Man-Made Drought

The state's water emergency is unfolding thanks to the latest mishandling of the Endangered Species Act. Last December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued what is known as a "biological opinion" imposing water reductions on the San Joaquin Valley and environs to safeguard the federally protected hypomesus transpacificus, a.k.a., the delta smelt. As a result, tens of billions of gallons of water from mountains east and north of Sacramento have been channelled away from farmers and into the ocean, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of arable land fallow or scorched.

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Good planning!

Sep 04 08:38

UK Fracking Likely to Destroy More Jobs Than Created

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the United Kingdom would destroy more jobs than it is creating according to the analysis of a UK government report, environment charity Friends of the Earth Cymru said.

"We've been told that fracking could be a massive boost to employment and bring much-needed jobs. But beneath the hype, the hard truth is that even a full expansion of the fracking industry would mean an employment peak of just four years, and only around 200 low-paying jobs for the people of Wales,” the charity’s director Gareth Clubb said.

Sep 04 08:35

Helmetta council mulls photo limits following cop video scandal

Following the resignation of a borough police officer after being caught on video making controversial statements about President Barack Obama, the borough council is considering new legislation that could make it harder for residents to use smartphones inside public buildings.

Exempting public meetings, the proposed ordinance will prevent visitors to Helmetta's municipal buildings from taking video or photographs without an approved permit.

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One of the founding principles of this nation is that it is a nation of laws that apply to all equally. Yet here we see government watching us with TV cameras, reading our emails, listening to our phone calls, while telling us that we may not dare take pictures or videos of them while they are working on the public payroll!

Sep 04 08:33

Operation Choke Point could soon grip casinos

It has already hit gun and ammunition dealers. It has shut down pawnshops and short-term lenders. It has caused banks to discharge potentially thousands from their customer rolls who’ve done nothing illegal or improper. The next casualty will be America’s casino and gaming industry.

Operation Choke Point is a government program that the U.S. Department of Justice has said was designed to combat fraud in the marketplace, but its impact has been felt among law-abiding, legitimate businesses far more than unscrupulous bad actors. Operation Choke Point is a joint DOJ and FDIC program that allows these federal agencies to intimidate banks and payment processors into ending financial relationships with lawfully operating businesses. The casino industry is the next target.

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Choke point is another US Government botch-up like the no-fly list, which has some 21,000 people on it even though no actual terrorist has been caught trying to board a US aircraft since 9-11. The government is harming the innocent, failing to catch the guilty, and has the arrogance to demand that you pay for this abuse!

Sep 04 08:18

Sotloff Video Found by Group Responsible for Releasing Fake Osama bin Laden Video

In 2007 Katz and SITE allegedly discovered and sent to the Bush administration an unreleased Osama bin Laden video. “Katz issued the video via a private link to a SITE web page to White House counsel Fred F. Fielding and Joel Bagnal, deputy assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Within 20 minutes, computers registered to various parts of the Executive Branch began downloading the video, and within hours a transcript referencing SITE had appeared on Fox News.

Sep 04 08:16

CIA Admitted to Staging Fake Jihadist Videos in 2010

A 2010 Washington Post article authored by former Army Intelligence Officer Jeff Stein features a detailed account of how the CIA admittedly filmed a fake Bin Laden video during the run up to the 2003 Iraq war.

The article, which includes comments from multiple sources within the CIA’s Iraq Operations Group, explains how the agency had planned to “flood Iraq with the videos” depicting several controversial scenarios.

“The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory,” the article states. “The actors were drawn from ‘some of us darker-skinned employees.’”

Sep 04 08:16

Climate sceptics should be 'crushed and buried': Sir Paul Nurse attacks politicians who 'distort' facts on global warming

Politicians who do not believe in climate change should be 'crushed and buried', according to the new president of the British Science Association.

Sir Paul Nurse, who starts his presidency next week, pledged to 'take on' the 'serial offenders' who he accused of cherry picking scientific facts to suit their arguments.

In an extraordinary outburst, Sir Paul accused those who refuse to accept scientific orthodoxy on global warming of 'distorting' the facts.

Sep 04 08:15

How Washington helped create Israel's secret nuclear arsenal

President John F Kennedy was convinced that Israel was building a weapon and fully intended to force its government to abandon the effort and join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which Washington supported. Kennedy's death and his replacement by the strongly pro-Zionist Lyndon B Johnson did not shift the general perception that a nuclear armed Israel would not be in US interest, though Johnson notably refused to tie the impending sale of 50 F-4 Phantom fighter-bombers to Israeli abandonment of both its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, as the Pentagon had recommended.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, since Johnson, every US President ha sknown that Israel has nuclear weapons, and LIED TO YOU when asked about it.

It should be remembered that under the Symington Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and under the Glenn act, it is illegal for the US Government to send your tax dollars to any nation in possession of nuclear weapons technology that refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or allow IAEA inspections.

Sep 04 08:14

Asteroid to have 'very close' shave with Earth on Sunday: 60ft rock will come TEN TIMES closer to our planet than the moon

An asteroid the size of a whale will have a ‘very close’ shave with Earth on Sunday, Nasa has reported

At the time of closest approach, asteroid 2014 RC will be one-tenth the distance from the centre of Earth to the moon, or about 25,000 miles (40,000km).

Sep 04 08:11

Ukraine and rebels to seek peace plan, ceasefire on Friday

U krainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires on Friday, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five month war in Ukraine's east.

The first apparent breakthrough of its kind in the war comes after a week in which the pro-Moscow separatists scored major victories with what NATO says is the open support of thousands of Russian troops.

Speaking on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Wales, Poroshenko said the ceasefire would be conditional on a planned meeting going ahead in Minsk on Friday of envoys from Ukraine, Russia and Europe's OSCE security watchdog.

Sep 04 08:10

ISIS to the Rescue

Amid NATO's failures in Ukraine, America's terrorist mercenaries threaten war with Russia.

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

As the crisis in Ukraine continues to fare poorly for Kiev and its NATO-backers, an "unlikely" ally has emerged - ISIS. Threatening to "liberate" Chechnya and the Caucasus, ISIS would essentially be handing over regions of Russia to its Western and Persian Gulf sponsors. While one would imagine the West would attempt to at least appear to stand in solidarity with Russia in the face of this recent threat, it has instead used the threat to stir fear among Russians, and as leverage against Moscow...

Sep 04 08:09

Food poverty: UK experts warn of rising levels of malnutrition

Rising levels of food poverty have led to malnutrition becoming more common in the UK, experts say. The public health problem is responsible for a range of ailments surfacing across the country, including rickets.

Britain’s Faculty of Public Health has linked the growing trend to people’s inability to afford quality food. According to the latest figures, there has been a 19-percent increase in the number of UK citizens hospitalized for malnutrition over the past twelve months.

Sep 04 08:09

Israel Stays Out Of ISIS Fight, Despite Beheading Of Israeli Citizen Sotloff

On Wednesday, the Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said the Islamic State was an “unauthorized organization” in Israel, a statement that links the country more directly to the international fight against ISIS, a group that has taken over large swaths of land in both Iraq and Syria. But aside from that statement, the Israeli government has remained largely silent on ISIS, while its U.S. ally works to assemble an international coalition against the extremist group whose atrocities have horrified the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We will send the Americans to kill them. That's all the Americans are good for!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Sep 04 08:07

Another Fake ISIS™ Beheading Video: Racist Rita Katz is SELLING the Steven Sotloff Video

UPDATE: The Times of Israel reports Steven had dual citizenship: American/Israeli. No wonder Rita Katz feels entitled to sell the video.

UPDATE: The authorities have reviewed the video and judged it to be “authentic”. There you have it.

UPDATE: As it just so happens, Obama had ordered another 350 troops into Iraq the same day this video came out. And, “American Special Forces commandos are on the ground fighting in northern Iraq“. So much for them just being advisers or defending the embassy.

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Willy says that Rita Katz is making money..one can't go to her website without being a subscriber...and she's charging $2,500 a year to news and media outlets.

Sep 04 08:04

David Cameron warns UK will not rule out military action in Iraq

On Thursday (September 4), as NATO members arrived for a two-day summit in Wales, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would not rule out any type of military action against Islamic State (formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL).

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Okay David, if you really feel that way; here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane and we will call Iraq and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But we remember how we were tricked into the first invasion of Iraq with lies about stolen Kuwaiti incubators.

We remember how we were tricked into the second invasion of Iraq with lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons and your predecessor's 'dodgy dossier.'

So under the prudent assumption that we are being lied to yet again to trick us into a third invasion of Iraq you will understand if we choose to sit this one out and keep our children safe at home.

Have fun!

Sep 04 08:00

Al Qaeda Is Opening a New Branch in India

Al Qaeda is expanding.

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Sep 04 07:59

Monetary policy decisions

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB took the following monetary policy decisions:

The interest rate on the main refinancing operations of the Eurosystem will be decreased by 10 basis points to 0.05%, starting from the operation to be settled on 10 September 2014.

The interest rate on the marginal lending facility will be decreased by 10 basis points to 0.30%, with effect from 10 September 2014.

The interest rate on the deposit facility will be decreased by 10 basis points to -0.20%, with effect from 10 September 2014.

Sep 04 07:58

Ukraine military routed by rebels who claim they are on the verge of capturing the strategic Donetsk airport

The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens.

In fields around the eastern Ukrainian village of Novokaterynivka, more than thirty army vehicles lay charred and pulverized into twisted piles of metal Tuesday — the result of a devastating weekend ambush by separatist forces.

Sep 04 07:58

Vanishing Airliners, “ISIS”, and 9/11. “Timing is Crucial in Politics”

Timing is crucial in politics.

Therefore, when events transpire, they can often be as important as what transpires. This article discusses reasons as to why the timing of certain very recent events pertaining to vanishing aircraft and ISIS is highly suspicious.

Sep 04 07:57

How ISIS sows 'global panic,' and other facts about the jihadist group

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It isn't ISIS that is creating the global fear, it is the corporate media. Three deaths and it is headline news all over the world. During the same interval of time more Americans were wrongfully killed by police and medical mistakes. During the same interval of time more Americans died in car accidents.When Israel kills Americans such as Furgan Dogan (shot in the head by the IDF) or Rachel Corrie (run over by an Israeli bulldozer twice) the corporate media ignores it. It is the media trying top create the fear, to goad you into support for more wars. Peter King is on the air right now insisting ISIS will send 10,000 fighters to the United States. Good luck if they are foolish enough to try! 80% of Americans own firearms and know how to use them. ISIS (or whoever is pretending to be ISIS), would not get more than 100 feet across the border before they were gunned down.

Sep 04 07:50

‘Hate crime’ hoax leads to campus lockdown at Virginia college

Barely a week into the semester at Sweet Briar College, and already a student has admitted to a “hate crime” hoax.

Sweet-Briar-College-logo-300x194It turns out that the student who put “‘White Only’ and ‘Colored’ signs on doors and water fountains” is no longer enrolled in the school (surprisingly), and she will not likely face “hate crime” charges, as reported at The College Fix.

But the student who created the signs was black herself, as revealed in an announcement by President James Jones.

Sep 04 07:45

Flight Maneuver Hints at Cause of F-35 Fire

The U.S. Defense Department official in charge of the F-35 fighter jet program said a previous flight test maneuver played a role in an engine fire that led to a temporary grounding of the fleet and ongoing flying restrictions.

Speaking during a defense conference Wednesday at the National Press Club, Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said three weeks before an F-35A made by Lockheed Martin Corp. caught fire during takeoff June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, it was flown in a manner designed to test the performance of its g-force, roll and yaw characteristics within designed limits known as the flight envelope.

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So during high-G maneuvers, the engine eats itself?!?

Sep 04 07:43

Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media?

On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pro Israeli settler nonprofit StandWithUs, that has a close relationship with the Israeli government. Though CCFP carefully avoids explaining this on their website and materials, CCFP is the same legally-registered nonprofit as StandWithUs (SWU), and, as of October 2013, operated from within SWU’s LA office.

Sep 04 07:39

Mexican Judge Departs From Script, Turns Monsanto’s Mexican Dream Into Legal Nightmare

The U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto is long accustomed to getting its own way. Through a combination of back-channel lobbying, opaque political funding and revolving-door politics, the multinational agrochemical and biotechnology corporation has subverted, corrupted and infiltrated the elected governments of countries around the world, from the smallest and poorest to the biggest and richest.

However, if recent events in Europe and Latin America are any indication, the tide may well be subtly turning against the interests of Monsanto and its fellow GMO oligopolies and in the favor of independent food growers and consumers.

Sep 04 07:37

For Profit Probation Companies Ruin the Lives of the Poor

Every year US courts sentence several hundred thousand misdemeanor offenders to probation that is overseen by private companies who then pass the often steep fees to the probationers themselves, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Often the poorest people wind up paying the most in fees over time, in what amounts to a discriminatory penalty. And when they can't pay, companies can and do secure their arrest.

Sep 04 07:26

Taken for a Ride - GM's Role in Destroying Street Car and Other Public Transportation

Before freeways, traffic congestion and air pollution, public transportation was a vital part of the American landscape. Jim Klein and Martha Olson weave investigative journalism, urban history and social commentary to uncover General Motors' role in dismantling street car transportation in the 1930's, and in catapulting the automobile to the center of our national culture.

Sep 04 07:25

Massive water main break in Birdland floods streets and garages

A water main break that took hours to halt flooded a Birdland-area neighborhood Wednesday, inundating garages and disrupting water service to several nearby hospitals along with dozens of houses and apartments.

The ruptured 18-inch cast-iron pipeline began sending water surging out of buckled asphalt in the 2600 block of Meadow Lark Drive shortly before 4 p.m., according to police and the San Diego Water Department. The mishap forced the closure of traffic lanes in the immediate area.

Sep 04 07:16

New Jersey town reverses decision to rename JFK Center for Obama

A New Jersey recreation center memorializing John F. Kennedy won’t be renamed after President Obama following a reversal by local officials.

The Willingboro Township Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to rescind its controversial decision to rename the John F. Kennedy Center, which once served as the town’s former high school, as the Barack Obama Center. More than 200 people reportedly applauded the decision during a meeting in the building’s auditorium, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

"We have to listen to the people,” Mayor Eddie Campbell told the newspaper. “The people have spoken, and we believe in government by the people.”

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"Looks like we have the target for the next domestic 'terror' attack, don't we!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 04 07:15

Reaping terror’s reward: get in there first – that’s the secret

If it wasn’t for the “war on terror” America and Israel wouldn’t be enjoying such military fun and games and reaping such fat rewards. Whole new industries are flourishing thanks to the considerable effort they’ve devoted to sowing the seeds of terror.

The Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR), for example, is an American-Israeli corporation “created to help organizations succeed and prosper in a world threatened by terrorism”.

Sep 04 07:14

Wikileak Cables: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington's Pocket Since 2006

The evidence that the U.S. was behind the toppling of the Ukrainian government early this year is so overwhelming at this point that the subject really isn't up for debate, however initially it was unclear how the election of Petro Poroshenko fit in. The ecstatic response by Washington when he was declared the winner, and their unbending support in spite of his ongoing military assault against civilians in the east, made it clear that he was the chosen one, but the paper trail wasn't immediately obvious.

As it turns out, the evidence that Poroshenko is in the pocket of the U.S. State Department has been available all this time, you just had to know where to find it. In a classified diplomatic cable from 2006 released by Wikileaks.org, U.S. officials refer to Poroshenko as "Our Ukraine (OU) insider Petro Poroshenko".

Sep 04 07:13

Who created the whack job armies?

Sep 04 07:05

Have We Reached a Financial Singularity?

Sep 04 06:57

9/11: Put Options, Insider Trading Revisited 2013: Mike harari Mossad PLANNED 9/11!

Sep 04 06:52

The Publicizing of ISIS

ISIS is using these be-headings for their brutal agenda, but the mainstream media (MSM) are in a strange way – doing their bidding.

Why – why would Murdoch’s paper, The Herald Sun, have a full spread front page (above) of Steven Sotloff and the London ‘killer’, PLUS an inside double spread (below) of much the same image? (He seemed to be flashing a real knife this time). Taking nothing away from the grief and pain of the Foley and Sotloff families – or the significance of this news event – but why not a smaller picture and a more sober commentary of what happened. But NO. They are publicizing the violence; propagating the threats; and using the ISIS violence and threats of violence for the intimidation or coercion on the Australian Public. Why is the publicity around this so blatantly provocative and inflammatory? We are being terrorized? And for what purpose?

Sep 04 06:51

Probe: Missouri officials lied about lethal drugs used in executions

A new investigation reveals that authorities in the US state of Missouri have lied about the drugs and methods they used in carrying out executions for the death row inmates.

According to a study, based on documents including court records, the officials have been using a controversial sedative called midazolam in every execution since November 2013.

The state has always insisted that its execution teams only inject pentobarbital to execute death row inmates.

The new report which is conducted by a St. Louis Public Radio, however, indicates that authorities have injected “significant amount” of midazolam to all nine executions carried out in the states since 2013 before using pentobarbital.

Sep 04 06:31

Steven Sotloff's Family Speaks Out, Says Journalist Was a 'Gentle Soul'

He grew up in the Miami area and studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. A spokesman for Israel’s foreign ministry said on social media website Twitter that Sotloff also was an Israeli citizen.

Barak Barfi, a friend of Sotloff who is serving as family spokesman, began a prepared statement from the family in English, remembering the slain journalist as a fan of American football who enjoyed junk food, the television series “South Park” and talking to his father about golf.

Sep 04 06:29

Ponzi schemer admits role in multimillion $$ Facebook scam

Convicted Ponzi schemer Eliyahu Weinstein pleaded guilty today to fleecing investors out of millions by convincing them he had the inside track on Facebook shares ahead of the company’s 2012 initial public offering.

Weinstein, already serving a 22-year prison stretch for masterminding one of the state’s largest-ever investment frauds, now faces another 30-year term for a brazen scheme to con investors out of at least $8 million, prosecutors say.

New Jersey federal prosecutors say the onetime used-car salesman and several co-conspirators also duped investors into bankrolling bogus real estate deals in Florida and then laundered the proceeds.

Sep 04 06:26

Israel Is Again Demolishing Homes of Palestinian Terror Suspects

The army’s actions renew one of Israel’s most controversial practices in the human rights arena. Punitive home demolitions were used extensively during the second intifada, between 2000 and 2005, as a form of deterrence against suicide bombing. But in 2005 the Defense Ministry halted the practice on the grounds that it was both ineffective at stopping potential bombers and possibly contravened international law.

Note: International law is totally unknown to Israel!

Sep 04 06:22

How Do We Avenge Steven Sotloff's Death?

And so another beheading of another American journalist — this time “one of us,” as today’s Forward editorial has reminded us. “One of us” meaning an American Jew, and one whose family is active in their South Florida community, and one who took Israeli citizenship.

Second, it is an act of war against the United States, meant either to scare us or, perhaps, goad us into an all-out war in Iraq and Syria. “I’m back, Obama,” the executioner announces.

Third, it is a crime against everything we in the West hold dear: the safety of journalists and other non-combatants, the rules of war, and nothing less than civilization in general.

Strange Indeed, no outrage when this happened.
Jun 3, 2010 - American Furkan Dogan, 19, was among those killed on a Gaza bound aid flotilla. He was shot five times, including four times in the head.

Sep 04 06:13

Emergency Motion Filed To Block BLM Horse Roundup

“It is undisputed that this proposed roundup will remove hundreds of wild horses from public lands and that BLM has not even purported to comply with any of the statutory requirements set forth by Congress in … the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act…, which are mandatory prerequisites before a single wild horse may be removed from public lands. This is the first time in its more than four decades of implementing the [Wild Horse Act] that BLM has sought to remove wild horses from public land without first complying with the express statutory dictates of [the law] and without conducting any environmental analysis whatsoever under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Accordingly, the decision under review involves important legal questions …, the resolution of which will have profound implications for BLM’s future management of our nation’s federally protected wild horses.”

Sep 04 06:01

Steven Sotloff Video Produced by Intelligence Group linked to Homeland Security and Washington Think Tanks

US intelligence officials cannot presently authenticate the video, and in the past SITE has been accused of being overzealous in its pursuit of purported terrorist groups with unusually savvy internet skills and access. As former director of the CIA’s bin Laden Unit Michael Scheuer remarks, “Much as Al Jazeera underplays terrorist threats, the SITE Institute at times overplays them.”[2]

SITE has also been linked to the Department of Homeland Security, major US government players, and may have ties to the Israeli intelligence community. As Kurt Nimmo reports,

One of SITE’s founders, Rita Katz, is a government insider with close connections to former terrorism czar Richard Clarke and his staff in the White House, as well as investigators in the Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Homeland Security, according to SourceWatch. Her father was executed in Iraq as an Israel spy, a fact that suggests a connection to Israeli intelligence.[3]

Sep 04 05:42

Secret U.S. Bio Lab Moving from Plum Island to Kansas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and associated research facilities are supposed to be the safest and most secure medical laboratories in the world, providing cutting-edge innovations in protecting and improving human, animal and plant health. But recent near-disasters point up years of ongoing systemic failures and apparent coverups, suggesting that the CDC may pose a bioterror threat greater than the potential hazards it is supposed to mitigate.

Combine this sort of dangerous human “error” with the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), planned near downtown Manhattan, Kansas (2010 pop. 52,281), to replace the aging Plum Island center, and it may be only a matter of time before the heart of America is struck by a health catastrophe or depopulation event, which could quickly destroy the largest part of United States agriculture or livestock production and endanger the health and lives of millions of Americans.

Sep 04 05:39

Israel used banned weapon on Gaza: Medics, activists

Physicians and human rights activists say evidence shows Israel used internationally banned weapons against civilians during its recent military offensive against the Gaza Strip, Press TV reports.

According to international experts and physicians present during the most recent Israeli onslaught on Gaza, Tel Aviv once again used Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME), which are usually carried by US-made Hellfire rockets, against Gaza’s heavily-populated residential areas.

Sep 04 05:11

Russian MP says Google is spying for Ukraine

A ruling party MP plans to ask Russian law enforcers to investigate Google’s alleged ties with the Ukrainian special services and possible leaking of Russian citizens’ personal data.

Evgeny Fyodorov of the United Russia party has accused Google of taking “an openly anti-Russian position” in an interview with popular daily Izvestia. He added that he possessed information that Google had signed a cooperation agreement with Ukrainian special services, in particular the Security Service of Ukraine or SBU.

“Google remains in the jurisdiction of the United States of America and the USA is now officially seeking to weaken Russia and destabilize the situation. This is a direct order for all organizations that fall under its control,” Fyodorov told reporters.

Sep 04 04:47

ISIS BEHEADINGS BREAKING….next Jihadist victim’s links to Pat Robertson & US Christian Right

The Slog has established a clear commonality of Western religious fundamentalism between all three alleged and intended victims of ISIS ‘revenge’ for the Obama foreign policy. It casts further doubt on the people who “directed” the videos, and their motives. Above all, it suggests ISIS might be little more than a branding invention.

Out of deference to relatives of British ISIS captive David Cawthorn Haines, The Slog decided yesterday to observe the media silence as to his identity. However, given the global exposure of his name and background yesterday – and to counter several inaccurate statements made about his background – it now seems fitting to reveal who and what he really is. Apart from anything else, anyone close to the man not aware of his abduction, and then appearance on the Sotloff ‘execution’ video, must have left the planet.

Sep 04 04:43

Energy-pinched Ukraine orders 1mn tons of coal from South Africa

Ukraine has agreed to import 1 million tons of coal from South Africa according to Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk. Fighting in the east has shut down production at half the country’s coal mines, and stocks will only last until November.

The first ship has already been loaded for delivery to Ukraine, which has found itself in an energy-pinch since fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine. The Donbass area supplies 90 percent of the country’s coal, but many mines have been closed due to the Ukrainian army’s action against anti-government forces in the region. Supply networks have also been disrupted. Currently only 35 mines are operating in the Donbass, according to trade union sources.

Sep 04 04:40

Ukraine's richest help fund military

As military operations persist in Ukraine, many voluntary Ukrainian fighters are becoming increasingly dependent on funds provided by the country's millionaires.

Sep 04 04:40

Russia, Caucasus allies to form ‘security outline’ to counter NATO

Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia may soon enter a trilateral treaty on friendship and cooperation with further formation of a joint military bloc that would oppose NATO, a top diplomat has said.

Sep 04 04:39

DNA clears N. Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate & his half-brother

North Carolina on Wednesday released an inmate who has served three decades on death row – a day after declaring he and his half-brother were innocent in the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser overturned the convictions of Henry McCollum, 50, who was on death row and Leon Brown, 46, who was serving a life sentence. Both were convicted of raping and murdering 11-year-old Sabrina Buie.

However, a recent investigation by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission (NCIIC) found no DNA evidence at the crime scene that could be traced back to McCollum or Brown.

Sep 04 04:37

‘NATO plan against Russia to cost several hundred million euro a year’

The implementation of NATO’s readiness action plan to 'overt' Russian threat, which will be presented at the alliance’s summit in Wales on September 4, will involve “several hundred million euros” a year, says the bloc’s commander.

"Keeping people on alert carries a certain cost," General Jean-Paul Palomeros, the head of the Allied Command Transformation, which leads military transformation of bloc’s forces and its capabilities, told AFP.

According to Palomeros, the plan which was adopted to counter Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s crisis could be implemented "by the end of the year."

Sep 04 04:30

Halliburton Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Will Shield Company from Billions in Liability

Halliburton's $1.1 billion settlement, announced Tuesday, for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will likely shield the company from being held liable for billions of dollars in damages in the future.

The company, which was contracted by BP to cement the Macondo oil well, stands accused of doing defective work and thus paving the way for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, which killed 11 workers, spilled millions of gallons of oil into Gulf waters, and continues to pollute beaches and harm public health in affected areas.

Both Halliburton and BP have exchanged accusations and lawsuits charging that the other company is responsible for the faulty well. While a White House Panel report, released in 2011, assigned responsibility to BP, Transocean, and Halliburton for the spill, a federal judge in 2012 ruled that BP bears the bulk of the liability for damages.

Sep 04 04:24

Dealers attack Tesla, seek to remove electric car maker from Georgia

Autodealers in Georgia are trying to kick Tesla out of the state and prevent it from selling its Model S sport sedan and upcoming Model X SUV.

The move by the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association comes amid a flurry of fighting over Tesla selling directly to the public without the middleman, or franchise dealership.

The association is seeking to revoke "Tesla's existing dealer license" and to block "any attempt by Tesla to renew or reapply for a dealer or manufacturer license."

The association made that claim last week to the Georgia Department of Revenue, which limits Tesla to selling 150 cars annually in the Peach State under Tesla's direct-to-the-public sales policy. The group says Tesla has sold 173 vehicles in Georgia.

Sep 04 04:16

Israel to supply offshore gas to Jordan in new deal

A source close to the deal said it was worth $15 billion (11.4 billion euros) -- a significant chunk of some $60 billion which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said will come from Israel's offshore gas exports.

Question: Shouldn't this be 15 billion for Palestine and Gaza.

September 3, 2014

Sep 03 22:54

Ukraine's Economy Is Unraveling

Ukraine is going through a perfect economic storm. Ravaged by civil war, left with no parliament and led by a self-styled “kamikaze government”, the country is on the verge of a full-fledged economic disaster.

Sep 03 22:44

Western Doublethink on Blind Path to War

The Western sponsors of this indisputable state terrorism against civilians have abdicated all responsibility for their policy of criminal interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs.

Sep 03 22:40

Another NATO ship enters Black Sea

NATO’s warship group in the Black Sea has reach three as the French Navy Ship Commandant Birot entered the Black Sea on Wednesday, a military diplomatic source told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.

Sep 03 21:32

Did Israel Offer ISIS $10 Million to Free Steven Sotloff?

Details are not yet fully known to this observer but reliable sources who do know and monitor Daash (IS) report that ISIS rejected frantic Mossad efforts to buy the release of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

Sep 03 21:16

Biden ‘We Will Follow ISIS to Gates of Hell’: Will He Get that $550M+ Check ‘We’ Gave Them Back?

At a speech earlier today in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the US would follow ISIS to the gates of hell:

"They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice. Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside," Biden said.

Just out of curiosity, while he is following ISIS to the gates of hell, is he going to maybe ask for that $550 million-plus dollars back that the U.S. financed them when our government was still calling them the Syrian rebels?

You know, since they're going to hell anyway according to Biden, they probably won't need the hundreds of millions of dollars our government has financed them...

Sep 03 21:00

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

An eighth-grade teacher who writes fiction under a nom de plume is ordered to undergo an "emergency medical evaluation" for his novel about a school shooting.

Sep 03 20:07

Israel's Nuclear Weapons: Widely Suspected Unmentionables

Some things, or possible things, are important enough that we would be foolish to presume or pretend that they do not exist even if we lack any official confirmation or acknowledgment that they in fact exist. One such possible thing is of high importance to security issues in the Middle East. Almost everyone outside of government who writes or speaks about these issues takes as a given that Israel has long had an arsenal of nuclear weapons. No Israeli government, however, has ever said publicly that Israel has such weapons, and neither has the U.S. government, under any administration, said so either.

Note: The world knows google Israel nuclear weapons.

Sep 03 19:59

UK police are asking crime victims to act as DIY detectives: Officers 'giving up' on low-level crime

Police are routinely telling victims of crime to become ‘DIY detectives’ and investigate offences themselves.

Officers are washing their hands of thousands of crimes unless the public can provide them with clues.

Victims are asked to interview neighbours, look for fingerprints, find CCTV footage and even check eBay for their stolen property.

If no leads are found police will not even leave their desks to investigate, and cases are closed within hours.

The approach to crimes such as car thefts, vandalism and shed burglaries was revealed in a damning report by the police performance watchdog.

Sep 03 19:51

Scotland Yard delays 200 charges over claims of child sex abuse Met is worried about ‘media frenzy’ over paedophile network at Westminster

Police have delayed seeking to press nearly 200 charges as part of their investigation into a paedophile network linked to politicians, Exaro can reveal.

The move prompted one MP to say that the police were trying to avoid a “media frenzy” amid growing public concern about evidence of the scale of a paedophile network that operated at Westminster over many years.

So far, four people between them face a total of 52 charges as a result of criminal investigations that sprang out of ‘Operation Fairbank’.

That “scoping” operation was triggered by Tom Watson, Labour MP, after he shocked Parliament in October 2012 by suggesting at prime minister’s questions that a paedophile ring had been linked to 10 Downing Street.

Sep 03 15:29

US and NATO Step Up Military Preparations Against Russia

At their meeting this week in Wales, government heads of NATO member countries are expected to approve the creation of a special rapid response force of as many as 4,000 soldiers that could be deployed to any member state within two days. They are also expected to sanction the establishment of an ongoing troop presence in Poland and the Baltic states, as well as the buildup of equipment and arms stockpiles in Eastern Europe.

The NATO summit, to which Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been invited, will focus on the Western diplomatic, economic and military offensive against Russia that has been continually escalated since the US and Germany triggered the crisis in Ukraine last February by organizing a fascist-led putsch that overthrew the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych.

Sep 03 15:25

Court Allows Criminal Gitmo Torture Footage To Remain Secret

The government can withhold photographs and videotapes—some of which may contain footage of torture and mistreatment—of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed al-Qahtani, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Though never tried nor convicted of any specific crime, the government has accused al-Qahtani of being the "20th 9/11 hijacker" after he was refused entry to the country just weeks prior to the attack. He was later apprehended in Pakistan and taken to the American offshore prison where he has remained ever since.

Sep 03 15:18

Who's Telling the 'Big Lie' on Ukraine?

f you wonder how the world could stumble into World War III – much as it did into World War I a century ago – all you need to do is look at the madness that has enveloped virtually the entire U.S. political/media structure over Ukraine where a false narrative of white hats vs. black hats took hold early and has proved impervious to facts or reason.

The original lie behind Official Washington’s latest “group think” was that Russian President Vladimir Putin instigated the crisis in Ukraine as part of some diabolical scheme to reclaim the territory of the defunct Soviet Union, including Estonia and other Baltic states. Though not a shred of U.S. intelligence supported this scenario, all the “smart people” of Washington just “knew” it to be true.

Sep 03 15:17

European Commission Gives Green Light to More Sanctions Against Russia

The European Commission approved Wednesday a proposal to significantly expand sanctions against Russia, but the final decision is yet to be made by the European Union members.

Sep 03 15:17

Wall Street Declares Victory Against the American People: The Banking Elites are Now Waging War against One Another

Of course, virtually all Democratic aristocrats are already pouring money into the place-holding fundraising campaign for Clinton’s expected entrance into the Democratic Presidential contest.

This means that virtually the entire aristocracy will be flooding Clinton’s Presidential war-chest, unless Jeb Bush seeks the Republican nomination.

Sep 03 15:15

The Slaughter Will Continue - IRAQ

Sep 03 15:04

Sandy Hook: Ten more proofs that vitiate the official account

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary”–H.L. Mencken

Sep 03 14:59

Russian UFO Jet Fighters 2014

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I would like to see either the F-22 or the F-35 try that!

Sep 03 14:47

Fathers: Warn Your Daughters About the Warfare State William Norman Grigg

search on recruiter lies and you'll find millions of hits

Sep 03 14:45

Can you smell what The Caliph is cooking?

Next week is the 13th anniversary of 9/11. And Washington is back to bombing… It’s Iraq, all over again – an eerie echo of the most tragic of all post-9/11 developments: Shock and Awe.

Sep 03 14:39

Hard Truths v. MSM Big Lies

In his book "Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media," Michael Parenti said former FCC commissioner Nicholas Johnson "once urged people to 'talk back' to their television sets."

"We can talk back to all the media a lot better and demand a lot more only when we know how we are being manipulated and why we are being lied to," said Parenti.

Managed news misinformation and Big Lies proliferate daily. They substitute for hard truths on issues mattering most.

Today's MSM is a lying machine. Washington's war on humanity is called humanitarian intervention.

Sep 03 14:36

Former Wimbledon Champ John McEnroe Waterboarded In Controversial Video

Former Wimbledon champ John McEnroe gets waterboarded in "Clockwork," a controversial new video from electronic rock band FUTURE USER centered around police militarization.

Sep 03 14:32

Philadelphia police putting homeowners on the street

Some homeowners in Philadelphia are losing their homes and it has nothing to do with their ability to pay the mortgage.

Sep 03 14:28

War by stealth and by mini-armies: US Invades Iraq...Again, and Secretly

Flash! The US has re-invaded Iraq!

The actual invasion has been a two-month-long stealth process, beginning in mid-July, when President and Commander in Chief Barack Obama ordered some 800 US troops sent to that country in response to the growing battlefield success of fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a group initially trained and funded covertly by the US, which intended for ISIS to topple Syria's leader Bashar al Assad, only to have the group decide it wanted to attack Iraq and behead US journalists instead.

Sep 03 14:28

Indoctrinate U

A candid examination of conformism, political correctness, thought control and suppression of free speech in U.S. Higher Education institutions.

Sep 03 14:18

MEGA PUKE FACTOR 9 BEX ALERT! - New York Times Runs Ad Equating ISIS and Hamas

On Tuesday, The New York Times ran a full-page ad that puts photos of ISIS and Hamas side-by-side. An ISIS militant is standing next to the murdered journalist James Foley. The other photo shows Hamas next to hooded figures they purportedly executed for collaboration. The ad was funded by pro-Zionist rabbi Shmuley Boteach and goes on to say, quote, "If the UN is looking for genocide to investigate, here it is. Not in Israel", and "Ban Ki-moon should focus on real genocides in the Middle East, stop persecuting Israel the region's only democracy, and stop making suckers of the American taxpayer."

Sep 03 14:06

Salaita firing turns into a ‘catastrophe’ for University of Illinois

The Steven Salaita case at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign keeps boiling away on the stove. The university surely hoped that it would die away after Chancellor Phyllis Wise fired the Palestinian-American scholar in early August over angry tweets Salaita had posted about Israel’s massacres in Gaza, just nine months after he had agreed to come to Illinois to teach American Indian studies. But the case isn’t going away, it’s just getting more attention. It is now, as Columbia law professor Katherine Franke says below, an “unfolding catastrophe” for the school.

Emails that Wise exchanged on the case have been published, and though heavily redacted, show that she was more concerned about a donor who is on the board of the Jewish Federation and Hillel, two Zionist organizations, than she was about the views of academic officials who report to her. (That’s neoliberal Zionism in a nutshell).

Sep 03 14:04

'Hoarding Money' - A New Meme?

Fed: US consumers have decided to 'hoard money' ... One of the great mysteries of the post-financial crisis world is why the U.S. has lacked inflation despite all the money being pumped into the economy. The St. Louis Federal Reserve thinks it has the answer: A paper the central bank branch published this week blames the low level of money movement in large part on consumers and their "willingness to hoard money." – CNBC

Sep 03 14:00

Five Star Movement leader Beppe Grillo's plan to 'isolate migrants' dismissed by WHO

Quarantining migrants infected with tuberculosis "make no sense", a director from the World Health Organization told The Local on Wednesday, after Five Star Movement leader Beppe Grillo called for strong action to stop the disease spreading in Italy.

Sep 03 13:57

The Hidden Bipartisan Agenda Behind Eliminating the Export-Import Bank

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

It is increasingly true that whenever one sees Democrats and Republicans joining forces in Congress the end result will inevitably be that the American people are sold down the river. Thus, when we see a formation of both Democrats and Republicans coming together for the purpose of eliminating the Export-Import Bank, red flags should immediately go up in regards to the true motivation and result of their newfound alliance...

Sep 03 13:54

NATO attacks! By Pepe Escobar

snip: Warmongering, though, is not an easy sell in a crisis-hit EU these days. Not only Germany, but also France, Italy, Spain, Romania, Hungary and even Poland have expressed "reluctance" one way or another to back NATO's strategy of a more "robust" presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic. Moreover, the Empire of Chaos and its Brit junior partner in the "special relationship" want everyone to shell out more cash (a minimum of 2% of GDP). Even as the EU is facing no less than its third recession in five years.

Sep 03 13:53

Fisk: Israel’s ‘land for lives’ is theft. Pure and simple

So a bit more of Palestine has slidden down the plughole. A thousand more acres of Palestinian land stolen by the Israeli government –for “appropriation” is theft, is it not? – and the world has made the usual excuses. The Americans found it “counter-productive” to peace, which is probably a bit less forceful than its reaction would be if Mexico were to bite off a 1,000-acre chunk of Texas and decided to build homes there for its illegal immigrants in the US.

Sep 03 13:52

NATO must help strengthen Ukraine's military: Obama

US President Barack Obama urged NATO on Wednesday to help strengthen Ukraine's military and said the alliance must leave the door open to new members to counter what he called Russian aggression.

Sep 03 13:47

Greece to Toughen Penalties on Hate Speech

Lawmakers in Greece on Tuesday began debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the extreme right Golden Dawn party.

Sep 03 13:47

Fox hosts: Rape victims need to take 'personal responsibility' for drinking too much

A Fox News panel on Wednesday agreed that women needed to take “personal responsibility” for avoiding rape by not drinking too much.

During an interview with WAMU’s Diane Rehm Show last week, former George Washington University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg argued that women should be “trained not to drink in excess” so they could “be in a position to punch the guys in the nose if they misbehave.”

Sep 03 13:45

City Council candidate harassed, raided, beaten for fighting back against police corruption

Lee Olson of Green Bay, Wisconsin has been dealing with police harassment in his community for many years

Sep 03 13:43

Irish court releases mother who refused to pay home schooling fine

A woman who was earlier jailed after she refused to pay a fine related to home schooling has been released from custody. Her husband is also now facing a 10-day jail term for not paying penalty.

Sep 03 13:37

Industry lobbying boils over in bid to block labeling of genetically engineered food

Companies and organizations opposed to labeling foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients disclosed $15.2 million in lobbying expenditures that made reference to GE labeling in the second quarter of 2014, according to analysis updating a July EWG report. When combined with lobbying expenditures from the first quarter of 2014, these companies have disclosed $27.5 million in the first half of 2014 that made reference to GE labeling– nearly three times as much as they disclosed in all of 2013.

Sep 03 13:29

Ebola-infected patient in Liberia escapes quarantine, enters crowded market

A video has emerged that an Ebola-infected patient has escaped a quarantine zone in Liberian hospital and went to a local crowded market in search of food. He was then pursued by medical staff and returned to hospital.

Sep 03 13:17

The American Delusion: Distracted, Diverted and Insulated from the Grim Reality of the Police State

Caught up in the uproar over this year’s latest hullabaloo—militarized police in Ferguson, tanks on Main Street and ISIS—Americans (never very good when it comes to long-term memory, anyhow) have not only largely forgotten last year’s hullabaloo over the NSA and government surveillance but are generally foggy about everything that has happened in between.

Sep 03 13:09

Economist: “This is Far From Over… They Know There Is a Problem Coming”

One of the best indicators is how people on Main Street, USA feel.

I found that those who live in the real world have a pretty good sense of what’s really going on.

If you don’t believe in the numbers coming out of the government, you’re probably right.

Sep 03 12:53

H1N1 Flu Vaccine: 14-Fold Increased Risk For Incurable Brain Condition

A new study links the H1N1 flu vaccine to a 14-fold increase in risk for an incurable brain condition: narcolepsy.

A disturbing new study published in the journal Eurosurveillance links the Pandemrix flu vaccine with a 14-fold increase risk for developing narcolepsy, an incurable brain disorder believed to be triggered by the autoimmune destruction of brain cells responsible for maintaining ‘wakefulness.’

Sep 03 12:47

VIDEO: Ron Paul reveals his 9/11 theory

Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) has revealed his belief that the American government had prior knowledge of the infamous 9/11 attacks. In a breaking interview, last week, with Charles Goyette, host of the podcast “Money and Markets”, Paul delivered his opinion. “I believe that if we ever get the full truth, we’ll find out that our government had it in the records exactly what the plans were, or at least close to it,” Paul said.

Sep 03 12:45

The Great Holocaust Mystery:Reconsidering the Evidence

Traditional historians claim to know about this crime in great detail. They have documents, photographs, and hard evidence. They have incriminating testimony from key Nazis. Some of the gas chambers have survived. And they have innumerable Jewish eyewitnesses. According to some, it is the “most well-documented event in history.”1

Sep 03 12:43

Kurdish ‘ghost’ oil tanker reemerges near Texas – with $100mn cargo

A “ghost ship” oil tanker carrying approximately $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil has reappeared on satellite imagery near the US coast Monday, after disappearing for several days. The tanker seems not to have offloaded its oil.

According to the US Coast Guard and Reuters, the tanker, United Kalavrvta, is still 95 percent full and has not yet unloaded its cargo. The vessel was anchored Monday in the Galveston Offshore Lightering Area, close to its previously known position.

The Iraqi government has deemed this shipment of Kurdish crude oil illegal. Baghdad filed a lawsuit in the US in June, preventing any purchaser from unloading the Kurdish shipment.

Sep 03 12:39

Monsanto funds trip for Indian parliament members in bid to get GMO trial ban overturned

Within weeks after India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) negated an effort to conduct field trials for 15 genetically modified crops, a group of lawmakers from the party, as well as other Indian politicians, made plans to travel to the United States for a week-long junket sponsored by none other than GMO giant Monsanto.

Sep 03 12:36

Ebola death toll at more than 1900

More than 1900 people have died in the Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa, the head of the World Health Organization says.

"As of this week, we are reporting 3500 cases confirmed in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and more than 1900 deaths -- and the outbreak is rising," Margaret Chan told reporters in Washington on Wednesday.

The latest toll represents a significant increase from the 1552 deaths and 3069 cases reported by the Geneva-based organisation just days ago.

Sep 03 12:31

One in Seven Americans in Households Struggling Against Hunger

More than 17.5 million American (14.3 percent) households struggled against hunger in 2013, according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service. The 2013 numbers were unchanged (in terms of statistical significance) from the 2012 rate, when 14.5 percent were considered to be food insecure, but a slight dip from the 2011 rate of 14.9 percent. The rate is, however, far above the 11.1 percent rate in 2007, before the recession.

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