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August 17, 2014

Aug 17 11:09

"Third Israeli Kingdom"

“There was a forgotten occupation before that. When Israel conquered the Gaza Strip and all of Sinai in the course of the 1956 Suez war, David Ben-Gurion declared the founding of the "Third Israeli Kingdom", only to announce in a broken voice, a few dates later, that he had promised President Dwight Eisenhower to withdraw from the entire Sinai Peninsula. Some Israeli parties urged him to keep at least the Gaza Strip, but he refused. He did not want to have hundreds of thousands more Arabs in Israel.” - See more at: http://www.arabworld360.info/2014/08/third-israeli-kingdom.html#sthash...

Aug 17 10:30

MSM War on #GazaUnderAttack

NYT, WP, WSJ and other MSM print and electronic media consistently show one-sided pro-Israeli bias. They blame its worst crimes on targeted victims. Long denied justice is nowhere in sight. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1oGTInx


Aug 17 09:50

#OperationCeasefire ~~ THE TRUCE THAT ALMOST WAS LOOKS UNLIKELY NOW

Israel will not agree to any long-term ceasefire in Gaza at indirect talks in Cairo unless its security needs are clearly met, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.”The Israeli delegation in Cairo is acting with a very clear mandate to stand firmly on Israel’s security needs,” Netanyahu told ministers at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

“Only if there is a clear answer to Israel’s security needs, only then will we agree to reach an understanding,” he said, as Israel’s negotiating team made its way back to Cairo for indirect talks with Palestinians over a long-term arrangement to end more than a month of bloodshed in Gaza.


Aug 17 09:49

ZIONISTS APOLOGISE FOR DOING A GOOD THING

Jewish Chronicle apologizes for running Gaza aid ad
Editor says ad was not an expression of the newspaper’s editorial view, which he says is different from its commercial aspirations.

Aug 17 09:40

GAZERNICA

The Palestinian Holocaust can be summed up with a single picture and caption!


Aug 17 09:34

What in the actual fuck does it take to get a police officer fired?

Officer who repeatedly kissed 16-year-old against her will

not criminally charged - keeps job!

Aug 17 09:33

When it comes to austerity, Germans want it both ways

Dr Eckhard Lubkemeier, the outgoing German ambassador to Ireland, who explained that it had been in Ireland's best interests to take the EC/ECB/IMF bailout rather than burn the bondholders and walk away.

Aug 17 09:28

Scotland’s leader brands Australian PM’s remarks on independence ‘foolish’

Alex Salmond, the First Minister for Scotland, has said that comments by Tony Abbott, the Australian Prime Minster, that the world would not “be helped by an independent Scotland” are “foolish, hypocritical and offensive”.

Aug 17 09:15

Arctic Sea Ice Area Highest Since 2004


Aug 17 09:14

US Having The Coolest Summer On Record

Aug 17 09:01

BLOCK THE BOAT AND BOYCOTT ISRAEL!

A coordinated “Block the Boat” solidarity action will leave Israel looking elsewhere to unload its goods.

Aug 17 08:57

Over 300 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors of Victims of the Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel’s Assault on Gaza

313 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide have signed this letter written in response to Elie Wiesel’s manipulation of the Nazi Genocide to attempt to justify the attacks on Gaza.


Aug 17 08:56

The debate about climate change takes a new form. One familiar yet disturbing.

Summary: The public debate about climate change has evolved, reverting to the standard form of American Politics. Fearmongering, relying on exaggerated and one-side evidence. No only does this chaff further confused the policy debate about this vital issue, it raises another question. We should worry why both Left and Right believe we are most easily influenced by appeals to fear. Perhaps they’re right. As AA tells us, recognition of a problem is the first step to solving it. Perhaps America’s greatest problem is this weakness of its citizens.

Aug 17 08:55

Tel Aviv demo decries Israel’s war on Gaza

Thousands have taken to streets of Tel Aviv to censure the Israeli regime for its saber-rattling policies towards Palestinians of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The anti-war demonstration was held in Rabin square late on Saturday, days after a similar rally was banned by the regime.

The event’s organizers put the turnout at around 10,000. Meanwhile, Israeli authorities boosted security in the streets of the coastal city.

Aug 17 08:55

VIDEO: California Cops Seize Recordings Of Questionable Arrest, Claim They Have The 'Right' To Do So

Antioch Police Beat Homeless Man, Attempt to Steal Witness Phones

Aug 17 08:54

12,000 want Joan Rivers show banned in Gaza row

MORE than 12,000 people have signed a petition to stop Joan Rivers performing in Nottingham after her remarks about the Israeli-Gaza crisis.

The performer courted controversy last week when a reporter asked for her thoughts on the Palestinian death toll.

Ms Rivers said: “Oh my God! Tell that to the people in Hiroshima. Good. Good. When you declare war, you declare war. They started it.

“They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead. Don’t you dare make me feel bad about that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Joan, Gaza did NOT start this. Netanyahu did.


Aug 17 08:52

More Harsh Winters Could Spell Disaster For The Electrical Grid

If you thought last winter was bad, get ready for a potentially worse winter in parts of the country this year. But another record-setting winter could mean more than higher heating bills and snow fights.

Harsh winter weather combined with coal-fired power plant closings could spell trouble for many households across the country who will desperately need to keep the lights and heat on this winter.

Aug 17 08:50

Four Reasons Why Americans Should Oppose Zionism

Israel has been subject to some bad publicity recently. In 2008-09, it launched a brutal military campaign in the Gaza Strip that killed over 400 Palestinian children. In May, 2010, bumbling Israeli commandos murdered nine nonviolence activists on the relief flotilla Mavi Marmara. It only got worse for Israel when it was revealed that soldiers stole and sold personal items such as laptops from the ship. Last week, former Israeli soldier Eden Abergil posted photos onto facebook showing her preening in front of blindfolded and despondent Palestinian prisoners, in some instances mocking those prisoners with sexual undertones. The photos were part of an album entitled “IDF—the best time of my life.”

Aug 17 08:38

NASA gets rare glimpse at black hole

Scientists have caught a better-than-ever view of the way that black holes can drag space and time around with them as they spin, a finding that could lead to new understanding of Einstein's theory of relativity.

Nasa’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) captured the effect when a compact source of X-rays, known as the corona, moved towards the black hole and was pulled into it. That blurred and stretched the X-rays, a phenomenon that is rarely captured and has never been studied in such detail before

Aug 17 08:35

Activists declare first victory as Israeli ship delays docking at Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area Palestine activists have declared their first victory in attempting to prevent the offloading of an Israeli cargo vessel at the Oakland Port. Originally planning to show up at 5:00 am Saturday morning to block the ship, activists sent word out late last night that the meeting time had been moved up to 3:00pm, as the ship had delayed its arrival at Oakland in an apparent attempt to avoid the protest.

Aug 17 08:34

Missouri police fire teargas at Ferguson protesters defying curfew About 200 demonstrators ignore calls to return home after Missouri governor declares state of emergency

Police in riot gear fired teargas at protesters who defied a Saturday night curfew imposed in the Missouri city of Ferguson, where an unarmed 18-year-old being shot dead by a police officer has been followed by a week of street clashes.

About 200 demonstrators ignored an order to return home at midnight made under a state of emergency declared earlier on Saturday by the state’s governor, Jay Nixon, after rioting and looting returned to the centre of the city on Friday night.

Seven people were arrested for failing to disperse, according to Captain Ron Johnson of the state highway patrol, who had earlier promised that the curfew would not be enforced by teargas. One man was shot and is in a critical condition, and a police car was shot at.

Aug 17 08:29

Arab Israelis fired from jobs for criticizing Gaza offensive on Facebook - NGO

Arab Israelis are being sacked from their jobs for criticizing their country’s actions in Gaza on Facebook. There is no exact number, but it is thought that dozens have been affected, according to to a local NGO.

The New Israel Fund made the claim after Palestinian workers came to them after requesting assistance after they had been fired for posting negative comments about Israel’s offensive in Gaza, the i100 news website reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that Israelis do not respect freedom of speech.

Aug 17 08:19

Jim Rickards on the Global Depression

Aug 17 08:15

Debunking the Myths of the DTaP Vaccine

by Christina England

Families with new babies who query vaccinations in Arizona are being given a wad of paperwork assuring them that vaccinations are safe and effective. Reading through this information, I was shocked to see exactly what these vulnerable parents are being told, because, as usual, they are only being told half the story...

Aug 17 07:40

"Anti-Putin" Alliance Fraying: Germany, Slovakia, Greece, Czech Republic Urge End To Russian Sanctions

So with increasingly more eastern and central European nations vocally opining against Russian sanctions, and with the Ukraine government now clearly engaging in open provocations to curry popular support for some "unfathomable" warmongering cause (unless of course it can provide evidence it did indeed destroy a Russian military convoy on its territory), how long until the "western" alliance finally folds under its own weight and has no choice but to roll back the sanctions and de-escalate, in the process handing Putin the biggest diplomatic knockout round yet?

Aug 17 07:38

The Consumer Lacks Confidence: Stemberg

Aug 17 07:27

Russia may impose additional tax on foreign fast-food

Foreign fast-food companies should be additionally taxed, a Russian State Duma deputy has suggested. Igor Zotov said the money raised could go to improving the general health of the population.

Zotov’s bill would see a tax rise from 20 percent to 23 percent, which will increase the cost of fast-food, reduce customer demand, and contribute in the national budget, Izvestia reports.

Among the fast-food chains targeted are McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Subway, Starbucks, Papa John's and others.

Aug 17 07:24

Ukraine officially recognizes Russian aid convoy as humanitarian

Ukraine Minister of Social Policy Lyudmila Denisova has signed an order officially recognizing the Russian convoy stuck at the border as humanitarian aid cargo of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

"In accordance with Articles 4 and 5 of the Law of Ukraine 'On Humanitarian Aid' considering the initiative of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on receiving humanitarian aid within the framework of international humanitarian missions under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to recognize the cargo as humanitarian aid,” the document reads.

Aug 17 07:14

BBC in crisis over Cliff raid: Police fury at TV chiefs who screened dramatic swoop

The BBC caused a sensation with its coverage when the star’s Berkshire penthouse was searched for five hours last week.

The force revealed it had been contacted ‘weeks ago’ by a BBC reporter who had found out about their ongoing top-secret investigation into shock allegations that Sir Cliff had sexually assaulted a boy at a 1980s concert.

In an astonishing statement published late yesterday, police said they had been ‘reluctant’ to co-operate with the broadcaster but believed if they did not, the BBC would run the story anyway, potentially jeopardising the highly sensitive investigation.

Aug 17 07:13

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teen Arrested After Video Of Vicioius Attack

Florida Teen Arrested After Videotaped Beating of 16-Year-Old With Autism Surfaces

Aug 17 07:13

Full Night of Video Aug 16 Protests #Ferguson Argus Radio - News Looting Police Riot

I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO KARG Argus Radio 8/16 St. Louis Missouri state troopers Edit »

Aug 17 07:13

Israel's Real Target is Not Hamas

In sum, despite its current ability to rip thousands of Palestinians to shreds on the flimsiest of pretexts, all is not well for Israel. Even their short term goals have not been met in this latest attack. Despite everything, the unity government has not broken, and Fatah and Hamas are currently presenting a united front in the ceasefire negotiations.

Aug 17 07:13

Interview of protesters defending market (& other good video coverage) -from Tim Pool

Vice's Tim Pool's livestream

Three Plus Hours !

Check about 34 minutes in !

Aug 17 07:10

Leaked: Comcast’s Insanely Detailed Manual for Persuading Customers Not to Cancel Their Service

The Verge has obtained a leaked manual that describes, in minute detail, the 13-step process that retention team members use to keep us from cutting Comcast's cords. It includes sentence-by-sentence instructions on the proper way to greet the customer, "set the agenda," "take control of the conversation," "overcome objections," and "close the save."

Aug 17 07:08

Revealed ... GCHQ's incredible hacking tool to sweep net for vulnerabilities: Nmap

For the past five years, British spying nerve-center GCHQ has been port scanning internet-connected computers in 27 countries – in a exhaustive hunt for systems to potentially exploit.

That bombshell comes amid fresh leaks detailing the dragnet surveillance programs operated by the Five Eyes nations: America, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

German publisher Heise reports that the HACIENDA program scans open ports on all public-facing servers to seek out vulnerable systems – a basic reconnaissance strategy adopted by countless hackers and other curious folk.

As well as simple port scans, GCHQ also stashes the banner text sent by some server software to connecting clients, and other data.

Aug 17 07:04

7 arrested, 1 shot during Ferguson curfew

LOCAL NEWS VIDEO- PRESS CONFERENCE

Aug 17 06:56

NSA BIOS Backdoor a.k.a. God Mode Malware

This article is the first part of a series on NSA BIOS backdoor internals. Before we begin, I’d like to point out why these malwares are classified as “god mode.” First, most of the malware uses an internal (NSA) codename in the realms of “gods,” such as DEITYBOUNCE, GODSURGE, etc. Second, these malwares have capabilities similar to “god mode” cheats in video games, which make the player using it close to being invincible. This is the case with this type of malware because it is very hard to detect and remove, even with the most sophisticated anti-malware tools, during its possible deployment timeframe.

This part of the series focuses on the DEITYBOUNCE malware described in the NSA ANT Server document, leaked by Edward Snowden.

Aug 17 06:52

Twelve Basic Principles of Energy and the Economy

1. Economic models are no longer valid, as we start getting close to limits.

We live in a finite world. Because of this, the extraction of energy resources and of resources in general operates in a way that is not at all intuitive as we approach limits. Economists have put together models of how the economy can be expected to act based on how the economy acts when it is distant from limits. Unfortunately, these economic models are worse than useless as limits approach because modeled relationships no longer hold. For example:

(a) The assumption that oil prices will rise as the cost of extraction rises is not necessarily true. Instead, a finite world creates feedback loops that tend to keep oil prices too low because of its tight inter-connections with wages. We see this happening right now. The Telegraph reported recently, “Oil and gas company debt soars to danger levels to cover shortfall in cash.”

Aug 17 02:33

Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Israel must stop punishing Gaza’s people,’ pleads UN commissioner

The United Nations' top humanitarian official in the Middle East yesterday issued an impassioned appeal for a new deal for Gaza to end the "collective punishment" of its 1.8 million inhabitants imposed by Israel's seven-year blockade of the territory.

As Egyptian mediators prepared to renew efforts today to persuade Israel and Hamas to agree a durable peace deal to end more than a month of conflict, Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissoner General of the UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, warned: "You cannot just return to the pre-existing conditions under the blockade."

The ending of the blockade is one of Hamas's key demands in the Cairo peace talks.

Aug 17 02:32

Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding

Russell Brand has gone one step further in his condemnation of the Israel-Gaza conflict than simply critiquing the way various media outlets have approached coverage.

Now, the comedian is urging banks, pension funds and other big businesses to sever investment ties with Israel, or any deals that he feels “facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza”.

Using Barclays as an example, he said the bank manages “the portfolios of an Israeli defence company called Elbit, which makes the drones that bomb Gaza.”

"The message they give us is the exact opposite of the reality, they're acting like they're part of our community," he said during his new episode of The Trews, which you can watch below.

**Vote Russell Brand for Prime Minister

Aug 17 02:29

Labour attacks Coalition as UK's energy bills soar 21 per cent in three years

Britain's household energy bills are rising faster than in most countries in the developed world, according to new research carried out by the House of Commons Library.

Only Ireland, with an electricity price rise of 24.7 per cent, is above the UK's 23.5 per cent hike. With electricity prices actually falling in Norway and Hungary, down by 16.5 and 17.7 per cent respectively, only South Korea and Germany have had rises close to the UK figure.

Comparing rises in domestic gas prices between 2010 and 2013, the UK hike of 33.8 per cent is similarly among the highest recorded.

Aug 17 02:27

Ferguson protesters defy curfew to confront riot police About 200 demonstrators ignore calls to return home after Missouri governor declares state of emergency

Police have fired teargas at protesters who defied a Saturday night curfew imposed in the Missouri city of Ferguson, where an unarmed 18-year-old was shot dead by police.

About 200 demonstrators in Ferguson ignored an order to return home at midnight made under a state of emergency declared by the state’s governor, Jay Nixon, following a week of violent clashes after the death of Michael Brown.

“No justice, no curfew,” they chanted, as they gathered at one end of the main street where unrest has centred since last weekend. Dozens of police officers in riot gear, some carrying assault rifles, were poised at the other end of the street more than half an hour after the curfew came into effect.

Nixon announced the measures on Saturday, in an attempt to quell disturbances that have rocked the city since police shot Brown dead a week ago.

Aug 17 02:25

UK ambassador 'lobbied senators to hide Diego Garcia role in rendition'

Logs released under the Freedom of Information Act have reinforced claims that the UK lobbied to keep its role in the CIA's torture and interrogation programme out of what is expected to be a damning Senate report.

They show that the UK ambassador to the US met members of the Senate select committee on intelligence 11 times between 2012 and 2014 – as they were investigating the CIA's rendition programme. This included two meetings with the committee's chair, Diane Feinstein, which took place as crucial decisions were being made regarding how much of its report into the programme should be made public.

Aug 17 02:23

Dear prime minister: what is the UK government's strategy in Iraq and Syria? Full text of the letter to David Cameron from the bishop of Leeds

Dear Prime Minister

Iraq and Islamic State

I am conscious of the speed at which events are moving in Iraq and Syria, and write recognising the complexity and interconnectedness of the challenges faced by the international community in responding to the crises in Syria and Iraq.

However, in common with many bishops and other correspondents here in the UK, I remain very concerned about the government's response to several issues. I write with the support of the archbishop of Canterbury to put these questions to you.

1. It appears that, in common with the United States and other partners, the UK is responding to events in a reactive way, and it is difficult to discern the strategic intentions behind this approach.

Aug 17 02:21

Church launches bitter attack on PM's 'incoherent' Middle East policy

The Church of England has delivered a withering critique of David Cameron's Middle East policy, describing the government's approach as incoherent, ill-thought-out and determined by "the loudest media voice at any particular time".

The criticisms are made in an extraordinary letter to the prime minister signed by the bishop of Leeds, Nicholas Baines, and written with the support of the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Seen by the Observer, it describes the UK's foreign policy as so muddled and reactive that it is "difficult to discern the strategic intentions" of the government's approach to the region.

The letter follows widespread claims that Britain and the west have been slow to respond to unfolding events in Iraq as Islamic State, formerly known as Isis, has imposed its bloody rule across northern Iraq and swaths of Syria.

August 16, 2014

Aug 16 22:51

Experts: Record cold summer leads to changing leaves in August

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- Pittsburgh is dealing with one of the coldest summers in history, and it’s having an effect on the trees.

Aug 16 22:47

Curfew imposed on Ferguson residents as Gov. Nixon declares State of Emergency

The police state continues to ramp up further as Gov. Jay Nixon declared a State of Emergency following a major wave of civil unrest taking place in the area. Shockingly to some, Nixon has also imposed a strict curfew on residents of the region.

Aug 16 22:45

Old TV Commercial Jokes about Ebola, “Don’t Worry, It’s Not an Airborne Strain”

But but...we thought there was no airborne strain...?

There is no shortage of Ebola jokes (for some demented reason, ala Sick, Sad World). We remember this series of commercials being pretty annoying but this is just plain horrible.

Aug 16 18:35

BBC in crisis over Cliff Richards raid: Police fury at TV chiefs who screened dramatic swoop

The BBC was plunged into a new crisis last night after it was publicly blasted by police over its role in the shock Sir Cliff Richard sex abuse investigation.

In an extraordinary attack on the broadcaster’s standards, furious South Yorkshire Police accused the Corporation of breaking its own guidelines.

The force took the highly unusual step of announcing it had written an official letter of complaint to Director-General Lord Tony Hall over the Corporation’s controversial coverage of the case.

Aug 16 18:33

Officer shoots own daughter, 16, in mistaken intruder identity after teen 'sneaks back home'

A police officer shot his 16-year-old daughter mistakenly believing her to be an intruder, then crashed his car on the way to the hospital, after the teenager crawled back home following a night out.

Aug 16 18:24

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera over CurrentTV sale

for unpaid million - AL paid $71 million SOLD for $500 Million !

Al-Jazeera Buys Al Gore's Current TV!

WATCH: Jon Stewart presses Al Gore on Al Jazeera

Aug 16 17:19

Obama’s Secret TPP Deal Would Be Disastrous For America

Meanwhile, corporate lobbyists have been allowed into the negotiations. Why have lobbyists for corporations such as Monsanto been allowed in while Congress and the public are kept out?

Only recently have members been granted very limited access. To get it they were required to make a special appointment to view the draft copy of the TPP. They were only allowed to read sections they specifically asked for; they were not allowed to take notes or discuss any of the details with anyone, not even their staff.

Alan Grayson (D-FL) was one member of Congress who viewed the draft. “What I saw was nothing that could possibly justify the secrecy that surrounds it,” he said. “It is ironic in a way that the government thinks it’s alright to have a record of every single call an American makes, but not alright for an American citizen to know what sovereign powers the government is negotiating away.”

Aug 16 17:16

One of NSA’s Biggest Contractors Will Now Be Recording Your License Plate Numbers

Raytheon was recently awarded a huge contract to install all-electronic tolling systems.

Aug 16 17:02

STATE OF EMERGENCY/CURFEW IN FERGUSON.

Aug 16 17:00

"They Pulled Me Back In"

Last week, the Obama administration latched onto the plight of Iraq’s Yazidis who were being persecuted by those awful ISIS folks – just in jolly good time to divert attention from the massacre in Gaza.

How handy. All three US networks and the increasingly shackled BBC were ordered to drop Gaza reporting and refocus their camera teams on the suffering Yazidis and, all of a sudden, Iraq’s fleeing Christians.

This was a brilliant media ploy. The world, which was furious at the US for enabling Israel’s savaging of Gaza and killing of almost 2,000 Palestinians, switched its attention to the hitherto unknown Yazidis, and to Iraqi Christians. No one in the US had ever heard of Yazidis but that was ok. Uncle Sam to the rescue.

No mention was made that Iraq’s Christians had been safe and sound under President Saddam Hussein – even privileged – until President George Bush invaded and destroyed Iraq.

Aug 16 16:59

Plane sprays high school band students with toxic pesticides

More than 350 members of a Texas high school’s marching band were sent home and told to thoroughly shower and sanitize their instruments after a plane flying overhead doused them with pesticides.

Aug 16 16:57

Israel wants a truce that does not include a halt on assassinations

While Cairo is witnessing talks about a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and in light of an international effort to reach a long-term truce between Hamas and Israel, Israeli security officials have demanded that the policy of assassinations against the Palestinian leaders would not stop.

Aug 16 16:54

Missouri governor imposes curfew in Ferguson, declares emergency

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Saturday declared a state of emergency and implemented a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew in Ferguson, where the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked a week of protests and sporadic looting.

"I'm committed to making sure the forces of peace and justice prevail," Nixon said at a community meeting. "If we're going to achieve justice, we first must have and maintain peace."

But the meeting at a local church at times was tumultuous.

People repeatedly interrupted Nixon, shouting, "You need to charge the police with murder!" and "We want justice!"

And some residents said law enforcement officers had instigated the violence with their military-like tactics.

Aug 16 16:33

The "destroyed Russian armor column": Poroshenko vs Carl Sagan

I cannot prove a negative. But then, I am not the one making the claim. The Ukies and a few British reporters did. And they presented ZERO proof. As Carl Sagan so well put it "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" and the notion that Russia would send in only 23 armored vehicles, with no protection, in broad daylight is quite extraordinary. As is the notion that in a region chock-full of Russian military units nobody would have taken any action to save the column. So even if a Russian unit got into the Ukraine by mistaken (at the age of GPS and GLONASS, yet another extraordinary claim!) the notion that those who sent it did nothing to protect or extract their own men is also extraordinary. As for the British reporters, they don't even have a cellphone to show even bad images, maybe taken from far away? They have nothing at all? Quite extraordinary again.

Aug 16 15:48

Video: KISS Bassist Gene Simmons’ Advice to Immigrants: “Learn Goddamn English”

In a lively interview on HuffPost Live rock legend and Kiss bassist Gene Simmons told immigrants coming to the U.S. if they want to be successful to “learn Goddamn English” Simmons himself immigrated to the U.S. with his Mother when he was eight years old.

Simmons stopped by Huffpost Live to promote KISS’ new reality show “Fourth and Loud” which chronicles the band’s new arena football team L.A. Kiss. The excitement began when Simmons was responding to the audience’s questions. Simmons explained that the learning English will lead to new opportunities and success.

Aug 16 15:10

Police presence in question during overnight looting in Ferguson

Police presence is in question after St. Louis County and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers left the scene in Ferguson once looters began attacking businesses overnight.

Aug 16 15:04

Activists occupy an Israeli owned weapons manufacturer in Melbourne Australia

The Melbourne Palestine Action Group, a group consisting of Whistle Blowers Australian Citizens Alliance (WACA) and Renegade Activists, locked down Elbit Systems in the suburb of Port Melbourne and occupied the building’s roof for a few hours.

Arriving at the site at 5 in the morning, the activists erected a replica of Israel’s apartheid wall at the site’s entrance, locking the gates of Elbit Systems and disrupting what otherwise would have been a regular workday.

Jacob Grech from the Renegade Activists explained that the aim of the action was not to ‘warm the coldness of the politicians’ hearts, but to make Melbournians aware of what is going on in their backyard’. Judging from the extensive news coverage the action received, the mission was accomplished.

Aug 16 14:21

The Black Sphere’s Kevin Jackson is Reporting Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is White

Kevin Jackson of the TheBlackSphere.net is reporting that Darren Wilson the police officer that shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown is white. Jackson is still working on getting an image of Officer Wilson. Jackson also warned us to get ready for another round of racebaiting by the liberal mainstream media and the race hustlers such as Al Sharpton and the New Black Panthers.

Aug 16 14:18

You Would Have to be Insane to Blindly Follow the Mainstream Media’s Medical Advice

We've all heard that coffee is bad for you. Or is it good for you? Butter and eggs used to be bad for you, but now they're good...or are they?

The mainstream media is constantly reporting on new scientific medical studies, dishing out more advice than a doctor on what (and what not) to consume to maintain our health. One month, something will kill you, the next month, it'll save your life.

Take this recent example. A couple weeks ago, The Telegraph reported that, based on a new scientific study, all adults over the age of 50 should take aspirin every single day as a preventative measure to stave off cancer and heart disease.

Everyone.

Aug 16 14:00

Boilingfrogspost: We Tortured Some Folks

weaponization of language

Aug 16 13:29

Russian trucks with tons of goods for E.Ukraine stuck on border

In the last stage of its mission to crush anti-government forces in E.Ukraine, the army's pounding cities and towns with shells and bombs. Scared locals are suffering not only from constant fighting, but there's also a shortage of food, water and electricity. In order to bring some relief to the conflict zone, Russia's trying to send tons of humanitarian aid, but the convoy is stuck at the border.

Aug 16 13:07

Investment Guru Warns: “The Market Is Very Crash-Prone… Very Fragile”

There’s no chance that the outcome in the financial markets in America is a pleasant one because we’ve gotten here because of the printed money.

This can’t possibly end well. This has gone on for so long.

Aug 16 12:49

Market Looted while St. Louis County Police Stand Down (8-15) #Ferguson Store Owners Rely on their Guns!!

VIDEO: Reporter interviews armed store owners

Store owners are frustrated.

#Ferguson store owners rely on their guns to fend off second looting:

'There's no police'

They have showed up with weapons to protect their property.

Aug 16 12:13

Why be a soldier in the US when I can do it in Israel?’

Several things worth noting about this story–

1. If ANY OTHER AMERICAN were to do the same thing and leave to inlist in another military, and particularly if it were the military of nations such as Syria, Iran, Lebanon, etc, the very least that would happen would be that such a person would lose his or her US citizenship.The worst would be that they would be criminally charged.

2. Remember, that guys like him are EVERYWHERE. Their allegience is to Israel and to Judaism and that is what they can be counted on to lend their support, which leads us to–

3. All can be rest assured that after he has received his military training, he will be approached by either Mossad or Aman (Israeli Military Intelligence) and commissioned to return to the US to act as a spy for Israel, which he will be all too willing to do.

In the words of convicted Jewish spy Jonathon Pollard when being interrogated by the officer who arrested him-

Aug 16 11:23

Adam Holland Zionist Pig and Anti-Russian propagandist TO THE WOODSHED


He talked trash on Rivero too.

Aug 16 11:10

Iran says 'little chance' of reaching nuclear deal with West by November

Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday that he believed it was unlikely a final-status agreement would be reached with the West over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program within the time frame that has been allotted in the negotiations.

"The chances that we will come to final understandings within the four months remaining are low," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is quoted as saying.

Zarif added that even if the parties come to a deal by the November deadline, they would still need more time to flesh out the fine print. The foreign minister said that the talks could lead to "quick results" if the P5+1 powers – the five permanent members of the Security Council and Germany – display the necessary will. He said that in recent months, the discussions have proceeded carefully, although there has been progress.

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This is precisely the outcome Israel has pressured the US delegation to achieve here, so that they can be looking at a US/Israeli invasion of Iran shortly after the negotiations are over.

Look for more US media demonization of Iran in the short term, after the talks collapse, blaming Iran for preventing these negotiations from moving forward.

Aug 16 11:08

Bigger government makes for more satisfied people, international study finds: People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a study

People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
“The effect of state intervention into the economy equals or exceeds marriage or employment status — two traditional predictors of happiness — when it comes to satisfaction,” said Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Aug 16 10:59

Welcome to Police State America: The US Has Descended Into An Undeclared State of Martial Law

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2013, the United States is tied with Romania for forty-ninth in civil liberties. Several countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway are tied for first.

Secretly disappearing people under the NDAA, executing three American citizens with drones, and unbridled, Fourth Amendment violating spy activities will put a country on par with Romania with regard to civil liberties.

Aug 16 10:46

"Anti-Putin" Alliance Fraying: Germany, Slovakia, Greece, Czech Republic Urge End To Russian Sanctions

Last week Germany reported that in the second quarter, its GDP declined by 0.2%, worse than Wall Street consensus. This happened a few shorts days after Italy reported a second consecutive decline in its own GDP, becoming the first Europen country to enter a triple-dip recession. What's worse, Europe's slowdown took place before the brunt of Russian sanctions hit. Surely in the third quarter the GDP of Germany, a nation whose exports accounts for 41% of GDP, will be even worse, with whisper numbers of -1% being thrown casually around, but one thing is certain: Europe is about to enter its third recession since the Lehman collapse just as we forecast at the end of 2013, a "triple-dip" which may become an outright depression unless Draghi injects a few trillion in credit money (which will do nothing but delay the inevitable and make it that much worse once the can can no longer be kicked), and unless normal trade ties with Russia are restored.

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In another time, this might have slowed the march to war between Russia and the US; unfortunately, however, too many corporations have too much invested in such a war to back off now.

I am fully expecting a false flag event, to be blamed on Russia, as the trigger here, because nothing else appears to be working.

However, I would like to politely point out that the US military doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia, which is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

How long it will take for the US government to turn such a war nuclear, I cannot foretell; but I would imagine it would be when they realize they can not potentially win this any other way.

Aug 16 10:35

Tennessee CEO sentenced to serve 14 years in prison for $18 million Ponzi scheme

The former chief executive officer of Hanover Corporation was sentenced today to serve 14 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $14,784,983.75 in restitution for orchestrating an $18 million Ponzi scheme.

Aug 16 09:37

Gaza, Ukraine: The War Drums are Sounding the Alarm

As a writer of articles reporting news events of the world, I often seek to expose the concealed truth beneath the layers of a monolithic state sponsored propaganda machine called mainstream media that simply spreads the lies our leaders tell. And as perilously out of control the earth appears to be spinning this year, no events or developments cut to the core of what it means to be human than responding to what has been taking place this summer in Gaza.

2014 may go down in history as the year that the West initiated the Second Cold War on its way to initiating the Third World War. Spearheaded by arrogant American Empire power lusting desperately for global hegemonic control, this year the US rush to war is backed by its usual suspects, Europe-NATO-British Commonwealth, and its usual Middle East partners-in-crime Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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What we have in Gaza, and Eastern Ukraine,are war crimes against helpless citizens, women and children, who are killed by both the IDF and Poroschenko's troops with impunity.

But the war against the world's citizens doesn't end there.

We are witnessing some shocking repression right here in the United States, as the police become more militarized, courtesy of their Israeli trainers, and feel that throwing tear gas cannisters at peaceful protestors; spraying them with pepper spray; and shooting them with rubber bullets, are all standard practices against peaceful protest.

There is a law in physics that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction; so too with poliical and physical repression.

Ask the people whooverthrew the reign of Batista in Cuba; the people overthrew the Shah of Iran; and the Romanian people overthrew Ceausescu.

And please remember: all wars are banker's wars, because banks profit from all sides, at usurious interest rates, and countries may need decades to pay back all the capital, plus the interest on the loans they take in order to wage wars.

But the biggest war crime of them all is starting a war that has no basis whatsoever in terms of national defense, which is what the US government is getting ready to do.

It is about saving the currency, when ultimately all the blood and money spent is to fatten the coffers of private corporations. It is not about freedom; it is not about protecting our rights; war is a method to insure the supremacy of the US dollar in international trade, period, end of discussion.

Aug 16 09:29

Video: MSNBC’s Scarborough: Obama ‘Has Checked Out’

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough was on the "Hugh Hewitt Show" discussing the President's Obama's decision go on vacation to Martha's Vineyard during the current political climate. Scarborough and Hewitt made it clear that the consensus in the mainstream media and in Washington is that Obama 'has checked out' and no longer wants to be president.

Scarborough said on of the biggest mistakes any president can do is isolate themselves and refuse to expand their inner circle:

This president wants ‘yes’ men around him… If anybody steps out of line, they’re immediately insulated and pushed out.

The books are going to come [when the administration is over], and this president is going to have to deal with 20-30 years of disparagement from his own side, calling him one of the least effective presidents, because he’s one of the most insulated presidents.

Aug 16 09:18

Israel and its advocates have a new target in sight: Head of UN inquiry William Schabas

A permanent cease fire with Palestinian fighters has yet to be signed, but Israel and its supporters have already begun to pivot to their next adversary: the United Nations Human Rights Council.

It’s Goldstone Redux and Israel’s supporters are coming out swinging. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has already issued the following ad going after William Schabas, a Canadian international law expert who is set to lead the investigation into Israel’s Operation Protective Edge:

Aug 16 09:15

Jewish Iranian MP: Israeli War Crimes Must Be Denounced by the World

The representative of the Jewish minority in the Iranian Parliament Siamak Marreh Sedq strongly condemned Israel’s recent attacks on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and said that the time is now ripe for the international community to break its silence on Tel Aviv’s criminal acts.

“Attacks on hospitals, schools and other public places are regarded as war crimes and the world should break the silence and confront these savage attempts,” Marreh Sedq told reporters on Thursday.

He noted that Israel should have its membership at the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRS) annulled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on this guy!

And if you want to see how the contemporary Iranian Jewish community is doing, please check out the video "Don't Tell Mother I'm In Iran" for an eye-opening look at how the Jewish community lives here.

Trust me: you will be amazed.

Aug 16 09:09

The Real Issue Behind the Ferguson, Missouri Police Response: Protest Is Treated As Terrorism In America Today

Washington Post writer Radley Balko is the leading expert on militarization of police in America. Balko has testified to Congress and written books on the subject.

Balko said today that the real issue behind the Ferguson, Missouri police response wasn’t the militarized police response – or the minor incidences of looting, rock-throwing and possibly Molotov cocktails by a handful of protesters – but a crackdown by government on all protest:

What we’re seeing in Ferguson, this is not a local issue, really. I mean, this is something that’s been driven by national policies, by policies that Congress has approved of and has oversight of, and could end tomorrow, if they wanted to.

Aug 16 09:04

Europe’s Greater Depression is worse than the 1930s

Europe hasn't recovered, because it hasn't let itself. Too much fiscal austerity and too little monetary stimulus have, instead, put it more than halfway to a lost decade that's already worse than the 1930s.

It's a greater depression.

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But it has made the owners of the private central bank richer than Midas, and that's really all that matters!!!

Aug 16 09:03

Mother of policeman that shot dead Michael Brown was 'a serial con artist who defrauded thousands of dollars from neighbors in stolen credit card scheme'

Neighbors claim the policeman accused of shooting dead an unarmed teenager in St Louis had a serial con woman for a mother, MailOnline can reveal.

Darren Wilson’s mum Tonya Durso won the trust of her neighbors then cheated them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by stealing their identities and taking out vast loans and credit card debt.

At the time she committed the offenses she was on parole for similar crimes elsewhere the state and afterwards died at the age of 35 under mysterious circumstances.

Neighbors today revealed how they were stunned that Wilson became a police officer after his mother behaved so deviously towards them.

Aug 16 09:02

Gene SimmonsOn Jews in Football:'Somebody's Gotta Own the Teams'

Jews don't play football, they RUN football ... so says Kiss frontman Gene Simmons.

The rock legend -- who happens to be both Jewish and the owner of a football team -- was leaving The Ivy in L.A. when he explained why there seem to be more Hebrews up in the owner's boxes than on the field.

Aug 16 09:01

US Postal Service officials report $2B loss this spring

The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday.

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Back at the start of our current Hurricane season, and sensing it would be a rough one this year, I ordered some MREs from CampingSurvival.com, who has been an advertiser here at WRH. CampingSurvival.com promptly shipped the order via the US Postal Service on July 16th. As of today, August 16th, one MONTH later, the usps.com website tracking shows the package of MREs still sitting in the postal facility at Richmond California! It is this abysmal service that has driven many former US Postal Service customers to use FedEx and UPS. But, not to worry, the USPS is already demanding a taxpayer bailout to cover the losses from their own ineptitude! That is, after all, the American Way!!!

Aug 16 08:57

How Christians were Hoodwinked by the Scofield Bible

Want to know how they got millions of Christians to support the political state of Israel? This documentary explains it all.

“Real” practicing orthodox Jews do NOT agree with what the Zionists are doing right now. Research Jews against Zionism.

Aug 16 08:55

The reign is over: Portugal's Espírito Santo bank fails and is split in two as shares plummet

Goldman Sachs must be in trouble.

Aug 16 08:53

Did Ukraine Attack Its Own Tanks? White House "Can't Confirm Russian Convoy Was Destroyed By Kiev"

Yesterday afternoon, two UK reporters working for the Guardian and Telegraph, supposedly located by the border in east Ukraine, reported that they were "eyewitnesses" as a convoy of military trucks crossed the Russian border into the breakaway Donetsk republic, aka Ukraine. While there have been photos of the military trucks that have accompanied the Russian humantiarian convoy on Russian territory, there has so far been no proof, aside from said eyewitness reports, confirming Russian military vehicles entered or were in Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As noted below, Ukraine, which has no money to waste, bought some surplus T-72 tanks from Hungary a couple weeks ago. Ukraine no longer uses the T-72, but the Russians do. It appears that Ukraine may have tried to plant the Hungarian T-72s near the Ukraine border, repainted to look like Russian forces, then bombed them, trying to create a Gleiwitz-style hoax to trick the world into thinking Russia had invaded.

But again, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a REASON for Russia to invade Ukraine, knowing that will open the door to the war clearly desired by the US and EU to save the dollar and the Euru from the Rouble.

Aug 16 08:37

St. Louis County Police Chief learned "anti-terror" tactics at 'Anti-Defamation' League organized training program in Israel

UPDATED with correction and additional information on ADL/U.S. Justice Department collusion in police training below. The U.S. 'Justice' Department that will investigate Ferguson police brutality has paid the ADL grants to train those police.

We've been warning about U.S. police officers training in 'anti-terrorism' at ADL organized programs in Israel for many years HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and elsewhere at this space. And now these Counterfeit Israel trained cops are terrorizing U.S. citizens like Palestinians as a direct consequence.

Aug 16 08:34

LATEST REPORTS FROM BLOCK THE BOAT!

ZIM ship stopped & idle off coast - event changed to 3PM

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Also note the Israeli shills screaming that the protesters are all Muslims and anti-Semites!

Aug 16 08:31

Julie Bishop's mobile phone compromised while she negotiated access to MH17 crash site

The mobile phone of Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop was compromised while she was overseas negotiating access to the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site, it has been revealed.

Ms Bishop travelled to Ukraine, the Netherlands and the United States during her two-week trip to secure access to the site in eastern Ukraine.

Aug 16 08:30

Hulladékvas áráért eladott honvédségi harckocsik - útban az ukrajnai háború felé

Egy szemfüles olvasónk küldte be az alábbi fotókat, melyek a nyíregyházi vasútállomáson készültek augusztus 2-án. A közölt információk szerint a vasúti szerelvény Záhony felé tartott, ahol átlépte Ukrajna felé az államhatárt. A képek érdekessége, hogy ezeken valaha a Magyar Honvédség állományába tartozó T-72-es közepes harckocsik láthatóak.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will save you the time of going to Google Translate. A couple of weeks ago, Ukraine bought some old T-72's from Hungary for 8,500 dollars each, their value as scrap metal. Now Ukraine does not use the T-72, it uses the later t-80 and t-84. But Russia still uses the T-72.

Did Ukraine buy these tanks to plant near the border and frame Russia for an invasion?

Aug 16 08:30

7 Pages to Drone Kill an American Citizen

That’s all that current 1st Circuit Court Judge and then acting OLC head David Barron needed — in February 2010 — to dispense with niceties like the Constitution and Rule of Law before he okayed the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Lucky for Barron — and President Obama — International Law scholar Kevin Jon Heller, never having seen that 7 page memo, raised some things Barron hadn’t considered. Which led Barron to write a still totally laughable but nevertheless less ridiculous 41-page memo 5 months later, which Barron’s friends insist is not-so-bad if you want to rationalize drone killing an American with no due process.

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Due process lies at the heart and soul of the American judicial process.

But if Obama can rationalize this extrajudicial assassination, what is to keep Obama from performing extrajudicial assassinations against Americans right here at home?

And terrifyingly, the short answer is, not much.

I am a Christian pacifist who never advocates violence, but am reasonably adept at throwing a great deal of logic at various administrations with which I have been morally at odds (and that includes MOST of them, recently).

In a country where the military/industrial complex and security/industrial complex constantly screams for war as the only solution to America's problems, will I be branded as someone who speaks a litany of "inconvenient truths" to the point where, under the language of the NDAA, I can be involuntarily confined INDEFINITELY, with no due process?!?

Unfortunately, right now in this country, the short answer to this is, absolutely.

People with skills and kids, please get the hell out of this country before it is absolutely too late, and no one is allowed to leave, and the silicon curtain falls.

Aug 16 08:26

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

"If the Nation can issue a dollar bond it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%. Whereas the currency, the honest sort provided by the Constitution pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say our Country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the People. " -- Thomas A. Edison

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This is the original article from which the popular YouTube video was created. There have been some additions to this and with war clearly being fomented by the United States against ... everyone, I figured it was time for a report!

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Aug 16 08:26

Stocks Stumble: Is Ukraine to Blame?

Aug 16 08:20

In Australia, Businesses are Getting Hit with a $500 Fee Designed to Kill Solar Power - The fee makes it so businesses in Queensland have no monetary incentive to lower their electricity consumption by installing solar panels, industry players say.

The government of Queensland, Australia is just beginning to implement a new energy policythat changes the way businesses are charged for electricity, a policy that the solar industry says is designed to make sure businesses have no reason to install commercial-scale rooftop solar panels.

Aug 16 08:16

Christian Zionism: The Tragedy and the Turning

This is a “must see” to understand why Christian Zionists (Judeo-Christians, Dispensationalists) support war in the Middle East to protect Israel. Find out how Cyrus I. Scofield’s reference Bible was used to promote Christian Zionism throughout evangelical seminaries and into evangelical churches for over a hundred years.

Aug 16 08:16

New Video of SWAT Team Attack on Al-Jazeera in Ferguson You Haven’t Seen

Infowars reporter Jakari Jackson was standing behind Al-Jazeera America and recorded this footage of the SWAT team purposely shooting at an obvious news crew who announced their presence.

“This is press over here! Why are you shooting at us with bullets?” One of Al-Jazeera’s reporters yelled to the SWAT team. “This is media over here trying to cover the story!”

The SWAT team responded by shooting tear gas at the reporters, who were by themselves blocks away from the nearest protestor.

After previous footage of the attack went viral across the globe, the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department responded by stating that “SWAT team officers were assisting the media in moving their camera equipment and media personnel to a safer area with their consent so that they could continue to cover the event.”

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I do so LOVE how American cops, all over this nation, are interpreting the phrase "to protect and serve" in this country.

At the moment, in any state in this country, police are behaving in terrorizing ways against the people they are allegedly there to help.

At this point, never, EVER call the police if you see something suspicious; you are much more likely to get your own head blown off in such a circumstance, even if you have absolutely nothing to do with what is happening.

Take a fire arms safety course, get a gun, if you can, and be able to protect yourself, calmly and cautiously, should something happen from which you need to protect you and yours.

But what I am seeing in this case, outside of the police attempting to collectively lie their heads off, is a very clear pattern of trying to flame up controversy, and riots, across the country.

So to all our brothers and sisters of all backgrounds and creeds, please understand something: this Administration would love NOTHING less than to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and invoke martial law on this country. And perhaps, even suspend this year's Congressional election.

So, peaceful protests? Absolutely.

But be aware; there may well be agents-provocateurs among you, inserted by the government in order to inflame crowds to get them to do really dumb things.

The smelly person advocating the use of Molotov cocktails against any law enforcement agency is most likely an undercover CIA/FBI/DHS plant, tasked with making you look really bad and evil.

Aug 16 08:14

NeoConservatives: Changing American Politics

Why is it that no matter whether Democrats or Republicans win the presidency, our country continues to suffer? The answer to this question reveals a stealthy shift that has occurred in American politics involving both parties, resulting from a shift of the NeoConservatives from one party to the other.

Aug 16 08:09

Pro-gun sheriff jabs Michael Bloomberg: You ‘made a huge miscalculation’

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., a pro-gun lawmaker who won his Democratic primary despite the $150,000 that Michael Bloomberg tossed in the race to defeat him, said the former New York City mayor “made a huge miscalculation.”

“He didn’t understand the political climate on the ground here in Milwaukee County,” Sheriff Clarke said, during a “Fox & Friends” interview about his victory in the face of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns co-creator who tried to unseat him. “I have a lot of support for my position on support for the Second Amendment, for people to be able to defend themselves and the pro-gun movement.”

Aug 16 08:08

TV: Devastating mystery illness hits California horses — “Nobody will even tell us what it is” — Skin falling off, covered in painful lesions, eyes swollen shut, liver damage, fainting — Expert: Never seen anything like it in 40 year career

Daily Press, Aug 5, 2014 (emphasis added): MYSTERY ILLNESS — Alyssa Langel['s] three-year-old horse [...] has large patches of skin exposed. [Owners] remain unsure what caused many horses to manifest swollen eyes and lips, as well as blisters [...] They heard of a similar outbreak affecting other horse communities in California.

CBS, Aug 6, 2014 (h/t Anonymous tip): There’s a mystery about what’s making dozens of horses sick here in Southern California. >> Watch it here

Kendall Melline, owner of sick horses: “It’s devastating… I’ve got my national champion, who her entire body, her entire first layer of skin is going to fall off.” [...] She’s not seen any improvement in Bunny and is very concerned.

Melline: “Her eyes are swollen almost completely shut… I’ve heard about 70 other horses have come down with something like this.”

Aug 16 08:07

The Crushing Effects Of Radiation From The Fukushima Disaster On The Ecosystem Are Being Slowly Revealed

A range of scientific studies at Fukushima have begun to reveal the impact on the natural world from the radiation leaks at the power station in Japan caused by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Biological samples were obtained only after extensive delays following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown, limiting the information which could be gained about the impact of that disaster.

Scientists, determined not to repeat the shortcomings of the Chernobyl studies, began gathering biological information only a few months after the meltdown of the Daiichi power plant in 2011.

Aug 16 08:06

Order Out Of Chaos: The Doctrine That Runs The World

From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognizable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire. - Winston Churchill, February 1920, in an article that appeared in the Illustrated Sunday Herald

Aug 16 08:05

Russia Sanctions Blowback: EU Takes The Hit For USA

Russia Sanctions Blowback: Finland’s Largest Dairy Lays Off 800, Spain Seeks EU Aid, Poland Complains To WTO

Aug 16 08:04

7 Pages to Drone Kill an American Citizen

7 pages.

That’s all that current 1st Circuit Court Judge and then acting OLC head David Barron needed — in February 2010 — to dispense with niceties like the Constitution and Rule of Law before he okayed the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Lucky for Barron — and President Obama — International Law scholar Kevin Jon Heller, never having seen that 7 page memo, raised some things Barron hadn’t considered. Which led Barron to write a still totally laughable but nevertheless less ridiculous 41-page memo 5 months later, which Barron’s friends insist is not-so-bad if you want to rationalize drone killing an American with no due process.

Aug 16 08:03

White House in the Dark Over Arms Supplies to Israel: Report

White House and State Department officials were especially concerned that Israel was using artillery, instead of more precision-guided munitions, in densely populated areas. The realization that munitions transfers had been made without their knowledge came as a shock.

Aug 16 08:03

RT George Galloway - discussion about ISIS

Aug 16 08:00

Video: Drunk Travis County D.A. Behind Rick Perry’s Indictment, Had to be Restained!

The Rick Perry indictment stems from his attempts to to remove Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from office after she was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2013. Lehmbergs’s belligerent behavior at the police station was captured on film.

Aug 16 07:58

Impact Redacted: UK report on fracking fallout censored…63 elements left out

Britain's published key research on which it's basing its future fracking industry on. But you'd be hard-pushed to get to the bottom of the environmental impact, because the government's edited or completely blacked out over 60 elements of it.

Aug 16 07:55

Fracking – another commodity bubble of our times

Meanwhile, The New York Times has previously leaked emails which included this ominous warning from a respected analyst: “The word in the world of independents is that the shale plays are just giant Ponzi schemes and the economics just do not work.”

All this investment is creating copious wells, at twice the price of ordinary ones, and because they are, first production is taking place at about the same time, the initial figures look great. This fuels further blind equity but then, as mentioned earlier, the output drops extremely fast.

Just like the housing bubble of the early years of this century, the fashion for fracking is also heading towards a cliff. Once the attractive spots have been milked, production will slump and many wells will not even take off at all, following the example of Poland where drilling dozens of wells has led to nothing.

It’s obvious that a few years from now, fracking will be seen as this period’s equivalent of the tulip and dot-com convulsions.

Aug 16 07:52

Mexico protests Texas border deployment: It ‘does not contribute in any way’ to solving problem

Mexico’s foreign ministry late Friday protested Texas Governor Rick Perry’s deployment of National Guard troops to the southern US border to halt the surge of child migrants.

Mexico “reiterates, in a firm and categorical way, its rejection of this measure,” read a statement from the foreign ministry.

“No circumstance at all or change in border security exists that justifies this measure taken by the state.”

The troop deployment “does not contribute in any way to solving the immigration problem,” and is inconsistent with US-Mexico talks aimed at “building a modern, prosperous and safe border,” the statement read.

On Thursday Perry deployed some 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.

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And notice that it was only 24 hours after that when Perry was indicted for alleged "abuse of power".

Yet in this eyes of this administration, anything that blunts their objective of getting as many illegal immigrants, many of whom are carrying communicable diseases, into this country as humanly possible, at a cost of billions of dollars to already broke American taxpayers, will not be allowed.

Aug 16 07:50

Colonel Cassad – Russian blog about the war in Ukraine.

This blog is a faithful English translation of colonelcassad – the awesome Russian blog about the war in Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine is the result of an armed insurgency against the fascist regime in Kiev and the regime's subsequent attempts to suppress it.

If you don't understand why the current regime in Ukraine is fascist, then please read this article first: http://cassad-eng.livejournal.com/2908.html.

Aug 16 07:49

Block-aid: Protesters squeeze into boxes to highlight Gaza siege

More than 150 men, women and children squeezed into tiny wooden boxes in Parliament Square as part of an Oxfam protest to highlight the suffering caused by the blockade on Gaza.

The symbolic protest in the heart of Westminster on Thursday saw demonstrators place wooden boxes opposite Parliament to launch Oxfam's nationwide campaign of action. The confined spaces within the wooden boxes signified the conditions faced by the population of Gaza.

Aug 16 07:31

Facebook orders war hero who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan to remove picture of his 'offensive' stump

A war hero who lost both legs and an arm while serving in Afghanistan has called Facebook 'harsh and narrow-minded' after they removed a picture of one of his stumps because it was 'offensive'.

Former Corporal Andy Reid, 37, from St Helens, Merseyside became a triple-amputee when a landmine exploded while he was on patrol in Helmand Province in 2009.

The father-of-one posted the picture of his stump with the caption 'hard work on the legs today'.

But it was taken down by the social media's site communities team after a user complained about it.

The site removed the innocent image, despite the fact it does not ban violent clips, including beheadings.

Aug 16 07:30

FOOTBALL FAN SLAIN BY ISRAEL PREDICTED HE WOULD BE NEXT MARTYR

The latest bloodbath in Gaza is transforming the lives and shaping the consciousness of an entire Palestinian generation, and Abu Hassan and his friends were no different.

Aug 16 07:08

Allegations: U.S. Allies Back ISIS Islamic Terrorists

In June, investment adviser Jim Willie alleged:

The [Isis] troops that are working there [in Syria and Iraq] are Langley [i.e. CIA] troops. They’re trained, funded, and armed by Langley.

What I’m hearing… the U.S. military – Pentagon regulars - and you have to be careful when you refer to U.S. military anymore. What kind of U.S. military? Is it the Pentagon U.S. Army, or is it the Langley military, which has unmarked uniforms and 10?s of thousands of mercenaries?

They’re about to encounter each other in Iraq. The U.S. military Pentagon regulars evacuated Iraq, and what filled the vacuum was the Langley mercenaries, trained for Syria, that migrated South and announced their new agenda.

Aug 16 05:43

MH370 and MH17 — Vanishing point…

Follow the engine wreckage. Follow the cockpit wreckage. Follow the motive. One cannot even imagine the tectonic geopolitical plates clashing were the Kiev regime to be deemed responsible. It would be the vanishing point for the whole – warped – notion of the Empire of Chaos’s “indispensable” exceptionalism.

First, passenger airliner MH370 vanished from Planet Earth. Then MH370 vanished from the news cycle. First, MH17 was shot down by “Putin’s missile” – as Planet Earth was told. Then MH17 vanished from the news cycle.

Where’s Baudrillard when we need him? Had he been alive, the dervish of simulacra would have already deconstructed these two Malaysian planes as mirror images; from absolute vanishing to maximum exposure, then vanished again. They might as well have been abducted – and shot – by aliens. Now you see them, now you don’t.

Aug 16 03:25

"Louisville Purge" Cops Trained by Israeli Military, Ready To Purge Any Potential Troublemakers

Louisville KY police are reportedly preparing for the "purge," an alleged unabashed crime wave that is rumored to potentially hit the city. In reality the Louisville police have been trained by the Israeli military and are ready to enact strong-arm tactics to defuse any real or perceived threat. History proves that an Israeli-trained domestic U.S. police force may be more of a danger to society than any viral internet rumor of a "crime wave."

Aug 16 01:52

Washington Has Placed The World On The Road To War — Paul Craig Roberts

The drums for war are being loudly beaten in Washington, European capitals, and the presstitute Western media.

Aug 16 01:45

The Ukraine, Corrupted Journalism, and the Atlanticist Faith

The European Union is not (anymore) guided by politicians with a grasp of history, a sober assessment of global reality, or simple common sense connected with the long term interests of what they are guiding. If any more evidence was needed, it has certainly been supplied by the sanctions they have agreed on last week aimed at punishing Russia.

Aug 16 01:41

White House criticizes Russia over Ukraine actions

The White House accused Russia on Friday of escalating its destabilizing activity in Ukraine in a way that is "extremely dangerous and provocative," but stopped short of confirming NATO's assertion that a Russian military column had ventured into Ukraine overnight.

Aug 16 01:32

No military convoy in Ukraine: Russia

Russia’s Defense Ministry has denied sending a military convoy into Ukraine, following Kiev’s claim that it had destroyed part of a Russian military column on its soil.

Aug 16 01:07

A Judge Distorts Gun-Facts

Let us ignore the facts and talk politics for a minute. It makes sense that the government wants power. It makes sense that a power hungry government wants its citizens disarmed. The judge’s argument is a political rationalization. -- That is not unusual, but it is truly dangerous. This power grab cannot be ignored or excused.

August 15, 2014

Aug 15 23:41

Fail: Cop shoots daughter, then crashes car rushing her to hospital

WINCHESTER (INTELLIHUB) — According to reports, Sgt. Easton McDonald of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a monitored home alarm at his own residence before drawing his personal weapon, firing on a dark

Aug 15 23:24

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted on felony charges

Public servant abused power, Grand Jury says

Aug 15 20:11

Forbes Calls Consumer Reports Anti-Science in a Pro-GMO Rant That ... Lacks Science

Forbes Magazine is known for its lists of the wealthiest people and companies. Frequently they use their influence to slyly support their big dollar buddies in the biotech industry.

Forbes successfully plumbed a new depth with an attack on Consumer Reports magazine last week.

Consumer Reports did an article ranking different milk substitutes for its readers. In that report, they (gasp) referred to the inclusion of GMOs as a "con" in their review on soy milk.

This caused Forbes Magazine to release the hounds in defense of genetically modified foods everywhere.

Aug 15 18:43

The challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York's upcoming primary election, was arrested, handcuffed and jailed Thursday for video recording two plainclothes police officers aggressively arresting a man

Randy Credico, the challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York’s upcoming primary election, was arrested, handcuffed and jailed Thursday for video recording two plainclothes police officers aggressively arresting a man – only days after the NYPD issued a memo to officers stating recording is allowed.

Aug 15 17:49

Did Ukraine Attack Its Own Tanks? White House "Can't Confirm Russian Convoy Was Destroyed By Kiev"

More to the point, the onus is on Ukraine to present some evidence, in fact any evidence, of a destroyed Russian military convoy instead of merely building upon a story conceived by the two UK media outlets, because if Ukraine indeed has no evidence, then its story falls apart and what's worse, the credibility and reputation of its government, of NATO and certainly of the UK press would be in tatters.

So what other possibility is there? Well, one that is all too unpalatable for Ukraine, namely that in its excitement to blow something up, it may have well destroyed some of its own military vehicles.

Aug 15 17:34

Lawyer: Store didn't call cops on Michael Brown

The cops story is falling apart! And where is the video of the cash register and cashier!

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The attorney for a convenience store where a Missouri teenager allegedly stole cigars before he was shot by police says a customer, not store workers, called police.

Ferguson police released surveillance video Friday that they say shows 18-year-old Michael Brown grabbing the shirt of a smaller man who'd walked out from behind the counter. Police say Brown was suspected of stealing a box of $49 cigars.

The store's attorney, Jay Kanzler, insisted Friday that store workers didn't call police.

Aug 15 17:13

ACLU of Missouri : SUCCESS: We have agreement for public to record police.

City of Ferguson, St. Louis County and Missouri Highway Patrol sign agreement acknowledging right to record police

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