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November 10, 2014

Nov 10 08:41

Who Killed Bin Laden?

The number of people who have killed Bin Laden is now bigger than the number of people who Bin Laden killed on 9/11.

Every other day it seems a new guy comes out and claims he took the storied shot that took Bin Laden’s life near a military compound in Pakistan in 2011. And who can blame these warriors-turned-charlatans? Money and fame are the rewards for their lies. That’s not a bad trade.

Nov 10 08:37

The System Is Terminally Broken

This is a world where nothing is solved. Someone once told me, ‘Time is a flat circle.’ Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again. – Nic Pizzalotto, “True Detective”

The Fed has formally “ended” QE, but it hasn’t really. The Fed will continue reinvesting interest on its portfolio in more bonds and it will rollover maturities. We saw what happens to the stock market a few weeks ago when Fed official James Bullard asserted that the Fed needs to start raising rates: the S&P 500 quickly dropped 8%. Right at the bottom of the drop, the very same Bullard issued a statement suggesting that QE should be extended. This triggered an insanely abrupt “V” move back up to a new record high for the S&P 500. Bullard either did this intentionally or is a complete idiot.

Nov 10 08:36

Irony: Yasser Arafat's memorial canceled due to terrorist threats in Gaza

A memorial and rally in Gaza planned for Tuesday to honor the anniversary of the death of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was canceled due to threats of terrorist attacks by Islamists, the Middle East news media reported on Sunday. Arafat's death 10-years ago remains a mystery with some saying he died of natural causes while others claim he was poisoned by his enemies the "Zionists" using polonium.

Nov 10 08:36

ISIL leader injured in US-led airstrikes in Iraq

Iraqi Interior Ministry has confirmed that the leader of the ISIL Takfiri group, Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been injured in the latest airstrikes by the US-led coalition.


Nov 10 08:34

Mother Calls Police to Help Her Son Take His Medicine, Cop Shows Up and Shoots Him

In Gretna, Florida, Juanita Donald called the police to come assist her and get her 24 year old son to take his medication, as she had done in the past.
On Tuesday morning, around 9:30 am, she called the police to help her with her son Kaldrick Donald and one officer showed up, Sergeant Charles Brown.

Nov 10 08:33

U.S. meth labs are on the decline—not because of law enforcement, but because cheaper Mexican meth is putting them out of business

The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. Any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth rather than making their own.

Nov 10 08:28

When You’re Shivering Next Week, Blame ‘Bombogenesis’

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Nov 10 08:26

Vaccines spiked with sterilization chemical - Health Ranger Report

Nov 10 08:24

37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting

The makers of neonicotinoids, the bee-killing insecticide that was banned all over Europe, won’t be able to refute this latest phenomenon. Millions of bees were found dead after GMO corn was planted in Ontario, Canada. This isn’t new news, but it should be known news.

The keeper of these bees, Dave Schuit, who produces honey, reported that he lost over 600 hives – around 37 million bees.

“Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some years back there was an article in the journal Nature that demonstrated GMO pollen was harmful to benign insect species. The article focused primarily on the effects of GMO pollen on the monarch butterfly, which alongside the bee, does pollination on plants. The article showed conclusively that the GMO pollen was harmful to the insects, but as Colony Collapse Disorder became news, we were fed a steady stream of propaganda to point the finger of blame at cell phone towers, mites, fungi, and insecticides.

It may well be that killing of nature's pollinators is part of the GMO business plan, as farmers who can no longer grow natural and organic crops will be forces to buy the pre-pollinated seeds from the GMO tech companies. This means that when the economy collapses and those tech companies go out of business, the global famine that will follow will be much worse since the natural food crops have been decimated in the name of corporate greed.

Nov 10 08:24

ISIS Fires American-Made Missiles At Syrian Army

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

The fact that the United States and NATO are arming the death squads fighting the secular government of Bashar al-Assad is, by now, accepted news in both the alternative and mainstream media circles. However, due to the U.S. State Department’s and its media mouthpieces’ incessant claims that there is such a thing as “moderate” rebels vs. extremist rebels in Syria, it is not considered “credible” or mainstream to suggest that the United States is, in fact, arming extremists.

Of course, the reality is that there is no such thing as “moderate rebels” in Syria. The truth is that the FSA, largely presented as “moderate,” is, in actuality, the same thing as Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra, and ISIS...

Nov 10 08:24

Russia ends dollar/euro currency peg, moves to free float

The Bank of Russia took another step towards a free float ruble by abolishing the dual currency soft peg, as well as automatic interventions. Before, the bank propped up the ruble when the exchange rate against the euro and dollar exceeded its boundaries.

"Instead, we will intervene in the currency market at whichever moment and amount needed to decrease the speculative demand,” the bank’s chairwoman, Elvira Nabiullina, said in an interview with Rossiya 24 Monday.

The move is edging towards a floating exchange rate, which the bank hopes to attain by 2015.


Nov 10 08:18

As MSNBC’s Ratings Sink, CNN’s Stelter, Dan Rather Debate Future of Liberal TV

Former CBS News anchor and now roaming elder statesmen Dan Rather and former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan debated the future and viability of liberal news in the wake of MSNBC’s sinking ratings on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday morning, with Rather arguing that the left/right divide of news was being replaced an old/young binary, and Ratigan arguing that corporate media was always strong enough to reinvent itself in the face of temporary headwinds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media would be doing fine if they had not aligned themselves with the tellers of so many lies, such as Saddam's nukes and human-caused global warming. Now they are paying the price, and no "reinvention" will succeed unless it includes a sincere campaign of reporting on wrongdoing by government and corporations.

Nov 10 08:18

CNN Death Spiral: Special Report

Nov 10 08:16

Jewish Convert Admits Beating Anti-Israel Firebrand George Galloway

Neil Masterson, 39, acknowledged in Isleworth Crown Court on Friday the Aug. 29 assault that left Galloway with a broken rib and a broken jaw requiring him to spend a night in the hospital.

A charge against Masterson of religiously aggravated assault was dropped due to a lack of evidence. Masterson is a convert to Judaism


Nov 10 08:16

ISIS selling oil as low as $20 per barrel

Islamic State militants, who have seized oil fields and refineries in Kirkuk province in the north of Iraq, are selling the hijacked oil on the black market for a price as low as US $20 per barrel, according to the country's Finance Ministry.

Nov 10 08:15

Major Democratic Donor: Israel Should “Bomb The Daylights” Out Of Iran

Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson weigh in on the Iran talks, the peace process, and more. Saban says Israel should take military action if the West negotiates a nuclear deal with Iran that will be bad for Israel.

Nov 10 08:15

America with Beats Headphones, Listening to the Bad Drug Dysfunctionata Sonata.

At the same time there is the ongoing war against all things Muslim, by the Israeli Banker Crime Syndicate, which owns and operates a good portion of the western governments. From the ranks of these stupefied and hypnotized goons, they draw endless ranks of canon fodder, to die in the J Street and K Street Wars. This is what happens after years of case after case of Miller Lite Reconstituted Urine and Hog Nostril Pizzas, with Fritos sprinkled all over the top. As Papa John says to Peyton Manning in the commercial, “I can’t believe it took me 20 years to decide to put Fritos on my pizzas!” It shouldn’t take him another 20 years to decide to put Hammond’s Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Eggs on his pizzas too. People will buy it. They'll buy shit if you serve it to them warm. That’s what cutting edge is all about. It’s about being innovative. It’s about risk taking.

Nov 10 08:15

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to participate in any public hearings on Net Neutrality

On a recent Monday night in Brooklyn, five empty chairs stood on stage — one for each member of the Federal Communications Commission. A crowd had amassed in the room for a public hearing to send this message to the agency: Don’t hurt the open Internet.


Nov 10 08:14

Top 0.1%'s wealth about to overtake bottom 90% for first time since 1929

AMONG the most controversial of Thomas Piketty’s arguments in his bestselling analysis of inequality, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, is that wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of the very rich. Rising wealth inequality could presage the return of an 18th century inheritance society, in which marrying an heir is a surer route to riches than starting a company. Critics question the premise: Chris Giles, the economics editor of the Financial Times, argued earlier this year that Mr Piketty’s data were both thin and faulty. Yet a new paper suggests that, in America at least, inequality in wealth is approaching record levels.*

Nov 10 08:14

When Will US Admit Boots on Ground in Iraq (3000 Troops)?

President Obama’s announcement that he will send 1500 more troops to Iraq was made on a Friday, a day usually reserved in Washington for the release of bad or embarrassing news that officials hope won’t still be fresh enough for Monday’s newspapers and so will quietly sink.

That these troops will be sent with Iraq soldiers to al-Anbar Province belies the administration’s repeated denial that it will put boots on the ground. There will soon be 3000 US troops in Iraq. They will be at the scene of battles, embedded with Iraqi units (apparently in the hope that the Iraqi troops will be too embarrassed to run away en masse again in front of foreign guests).

Nov 10 08:13

Supreme Court Judges Laud 'Wonder' of 3 Jewish Justices at Federation G.A.

Oxon Hill, Maryland — Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer and Elana Kagan talked about their Jewish identities at the opening plenary of the 2014 General Assembly conference of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Speaking before a crowd of more than 2,000 at the conference center just outside Washington, Breyer said the most remarkable thing about there being three Jews among the nine Supreme Court justices is how unremarkable it is in America today.

Note: In 2012, demographers estimated the core American Jewish population (including religious and non-religious) to be 5,425,000 (or 1.73% of the US population in 2012), citing methodological failures in the previous higher estimates. Jews make up 1/3 or 33 1/3% of the Supreme Court.

Nov 10 08:11

Iran as a Twentieth Century Victim: 1900 Through the Aftermath of World War II

Iran was once a great power, and though invaded by Greeks, Arabs, Turks, and Mongols and exploited by imperialist powers in the modern era, it has continued to assert its national identity and its people have developed a special sensitivity to interference with its sovereign rights. This concern on the part of Iran does not represent some overwrought sensitivity but is actually a realistic assessment of its history over the past century, as this article will delineate. While professing idealistic principles in international relations, European powers ignored these principles in their violations of Iran’s sovereign rights, which in at least one case led to human suffering on par with the most tragic events of the twentieth century

Nov 10 08:11

Former Christian Minister: Why I Left Christianity and Started an Atheist Church

Sunday Assembly Seattle is a franchise of Sunday Assembly, which made headlines around the world in 2013 as London’s new atheist church.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, I guess they sit around and ask "Is nothing sacred?" :)

Nov 10 08:10

Obama vows to use executive action on immigration before new GOP Congress is sworn in

President Obama vowed Sunday to move forward with an executive order to ease immigration laws before the end of the year, ignoring dire warnings from Republican leaders that the move will poison his relationship with the next Congress.

The president said he would not wait any longer to address the country’s immigration problems and would grant legal status to most of the estimated 11 million undocumented residents living in the U.S.

Nov 10 08:09

The Staggeringly High Number of Muslim Countries the U.S. Has Bombed or Invaded Since 1980

Journalist Glenn Greenwald points to a Washington Post op-ed by Andrew Bacevich laying out the case that our foreign relations with the Muslim world are fraught with too much violence – with Syria being the 14th country we've bombed or occupied since 1980:


Nov 10 08:08

MAGIC ROCKS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

The solution to global warming, Olaf Schuiling says, lies beneath our feet.

"For Dr. Schuiling, a retired geochemist, climate salvation would come in the form of olivine, a green-tinted mineral found in abundance around the world. When exposed to the elements, it slowly takes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Olivine has been doing this naturally for billions of years, but Dr. Schuiling wants to speed up the process by spreading it on fields and beaches and using it for dikes, pathways, even sandboxes. Sprinkle enough of the crushed rock around, he says, and it will eventually remove enough CO2 to slow the rise in global temperatures."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You can absorb CO2 from the air using more green plants along those same walkways. In fact there is a story that one of Al Gore's minions calculated that a 15% increase in use of decorative plants would counter all of the CO2 increase seen in Al Gore's film, at which point he was fired, because reducing carbon was never the real agenda. Selling carbon credits was.

Nov 10 08:08

Israel’s environment minister quits

Tel Aviv: Israeli Environment Minister Amir Peretz said on Sunday he is resigning over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's social policies, in a potentially major blow to the stability of the coalition government.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Peretz said the state was undergoing "an earthquake in all fields—diplomatic, social and financial," and accused Netanyahu of acting irresponsibly, a statement from his spokeswoman said.

Nov 10 08:03

Video captures execution of Palestinian citizen by Israeli police

At least thirty Palestinian citizens of Israel were arrested in the Galilee village of Kufr Kana on Sunday as protests spread over the cold-blooded police killing of a youth on Friday.

The video above shows Israeli police shooting 22-year-old Kheir Hamdan in Kufr Kana in circumstances that totally contradict their initial account.

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Just like they do in America!


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Nov 10 08:01

Osama bin Laden doll made by CIA and depicted as demon hits auction block

A CIA-created Osama bin Laden toy doll, designed to keep overseas kids from taking up with al Qaeda, has been put on the auction block for the asking price of $2,500.

Only three of the dolls were made.

Nov 10 08:00

Jewish Donors Desert Britain's Labor Party After 'Palestine' Vote

London — Jewish donors and supporters are deserting Britain’s Labor party over party leader Ed Miliband’s perceived pro-Palestinian stance.

Miliband has been warned of the loss of Jewish support, the U.K. Independent reported Sunday.

Nov 10 08:00

A Historic Anniversary For McDonalds: 12 Months Without An Increase In US Sales

October was a historic month for McDonalds. While the investing public was already well aware that things are bad and getting worse when it comes to demand for the iconic hamburger following MCD's 30% plunge in Q3 profit, moments ago the troubled fast-food chain reported that in the first month of the fourth quarter it celebrated a tragic anniversary: one year of US comp store sales without a single increase, following a 1% drop in US October sales! This is the first time in history when MCD has anniversaried negative same store sales in the US.

Nov 10 07:59

Guardian Takes Stupid To Spectacular New Levels

Last week the Guardian said that global warming makes European winters cold and snowy. This week they say that global warming makes European winters warm and devoid of snow.


Nov 10 07:59

Adelson and Saban Try To Out-Hawk Each Other

What do you get when you put two of the largest pro-Israel donors — Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban — on one stage?

...
on Israel, both engaged in one-upmanship, trying to outdo each other’s hawkishness.

Note: All their donations to Israel are tax deductible. Understand.

Nov 10 07:51

Israel to Seize Over 3,000 Acres From West Bank Palestinians

Villagers from Beit Iksa, on the outskirts of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly have received notice from the Israeli military that they intend to seize 3,176 acres of land from the villages “for military purposes.”

The details of the seizures are scant at the moment, and the military is refusing all comment, but the villagers reportedly received a preliminary warning about the plan back in 2012, and today’s notice reiterated the plans, with orders to vacate by the end of 2017.

Nov 10 07:48

Is Barack Obama Attempting To Harass And Intimidate Media Personalities On His ‘Enemies List’?

Someone is attempting to harass and intimidate media personalities that are very critical of Barack Obama and his administration. Whoever is doing this has extremely advanced technical capabilities.

Nov 10 07:46

Osborne warned he will need to DOUBLE spending cuts to £48billion after the election

George Osborne was today warned he must cut £48billion in the next five years to meet his austerity targets, twice the level of savings previously thought necessary to balance the books.

The army, police, courts and councils will bear the brunt of the spending cuts in the second half of the decade of austerity, after the Tories pledged to protect health, education and foreign aid.

Nov 10 07:42

Ban on smoking in cars will be passed into law within weeks and come into force in October 2015

The law will be changed to ban smoking in cars carrying children next month, it emerged today.

Legislation is expected to be passed in December, with the ban coming into force from October next year.

The new law will apply to anyone carrying children in a car, not just parents.

Nov 10 07:41

25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The 155km, 3.6-metre-high wall separated East and West Berliners for 28 years, from August 1961 until November 1989. Along its length were more than 300 watchtowers and 20 bunkers, thousands of soldiers, guard dogs, alarms, ditches to trap vehicles, and a no man's land that varied in width from around 300 metres to the width of a street.

Nov 10 07:39

Who Leaked the Obama-Khamenei Letter?

For an administration that has put so much emphasis on hunting down "leakers," it’s pretty amazing how leaky Washington gets when it comes to matters of concern to the Israelis. Take the recent Wall Street Journal story on President’s Obama’s alleged letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. How did the Journal get their hands on it? All we get in the story is that the information comes to us via "people briefed on the correspondence." Briefed by whom?

Nov 10 07:36

Don't Replace Facebook, Disrupt It

by Tony Cartalucci

Facebook is a problem. It is undoubtedly being used by special interests to manipulate and monitor entire populations both within the United States and well beyond. It represents a tool that in no way serves the people actually using it, and instead allows special interests to use the users. It is a dream global panopticon for the abusive dictators that run Western society and presume dominion over what they call an "international order."

But in order to counter this threat, Facebook cannot simply be "replaced." It specifically, and what it represents, must be disrupted entirely...

Nov 10 07:26

Former State Dept Official Exposes Bin Laden Death Hoax

Nov 10 07:20

Slim Fast Billionaire Fattens Wallet Of Scandal-Plagued Former Israeli Prime Minister

A private foundation funded by the founder of Slim Fast paid tax deductible dollars to a consulting company owned by Ehud Olmert, an Israeli political figure accused of corruption.
Note: Well at least it didn't go to the IDF to kill kids!

Nov 10 07:16

Everything You Need To Know About The Midterm Elections

Are you a little lost when it comes to the midterm elections?

These maps should bring you up to speed. The 8 States Where the Senate Race Is Close Enough that Your Vote Really Matters

Nov 10 07:09

Where Will Risk Erupt This Time?

Nov 10 07:00

US cop at centre of slapping furore would do it again

A sheriff's deputy suspended from duty after a video appearing to show him hitting and threatening a man went viral has defended his actions, saying he would do it again if he wasn’t being recorded.

Sergeant Shawn Glans has been suspended without pay by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office in New York State while they investigate the video.

Nov 10 06:28

Five nuclear engineers, one of them Iranian, killed in Syria - monitor

(Reuters) - Gunmen killed five nuclear engineers, four of them Syrian and one Iranian, on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, a monitoring group said on Monday.

The engineers were shot dead as they were travelling in a small convoy to a research centre near the northeastern district of Barzeh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. No one claimed responsibility and Syrian and Iranian state media did not mention the attack, which occurred in an area controlled by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Nov 09 12:58

Ed ‘Zigzag’ Miliband is losing His Jewish Donors

The Times Of Israel reported today that British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is losing the support of Jewish donors due to his party’s pro-Palestine stance.

Nov 09 12:26

EULEX Whistleblower Maria Bamieh

Nov 09 12:22

EU accused over its Kosovo mission: ‘Corruption has grown exponentially’

Mission to combat organised crime dropped investigations of cases implicating senior Kosovan politicians, says study

Nov 09 12:20

Maria Bamieh: The British lawyer claiming to expose corruption at heart of EU mission to Kosovo

When the EU appointed Maria Bamieh to investigate serious crime in Kosovo as part of its mission to uphold the rule of law in the troubled state, they did not expect it would lead to an allegation that she had uncovered serious wrongdoing on her own side.

Nov 09 12:16

Police Tell Wisconsin Protesters to Leave ‘Rented’ Public Square

A dog was shot and killed in Racine during a standoff with militarized police and protests continue in the community as residents take to a public square to voice their opinions about the police state.

Nov 09 12:06

UK condemned over arms sales to repressive states

The government has been accused of dishonesty over arms sales as new figures reveal that the value of British weapons sales to “countries of concern” has already hit £60m this year. Former Tory defence minister Sir John Stanley, who chairs the Commons committees on arms export controls, says ministers failed to come clean on a “significant change in policy” that makes it easier to export arms to countries with a poor human rights record.

Nov 09 11:59

Federal Judge Says Public Has Right to Know About FBI’s Facial Recognition Database

A federal judge has ruled that the FBI’s futuristic facial-recognition database is deserving of scrutiny from open-government advocates because of the size and scope of the surveillance technology.

Nov 09 11:43

The horrifying truth: The lies we tell about slavery

It’s impolite to talk about money. Perhaps that’s why, when we discuss the history of slavery in this country, we tend to talk about racism, and paternalism, and the way that awful social institutions just stick around, those pesky buggers — talk about anything, that is, except for the profits.

Nov 09 11:18

Intelligence Committee lacks powers to get to the truth on UK renditions, say boycotting NGOs

Nine leading human rights NGOs have today warned that Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) is “not…adequate” to the task of investigating the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture, and said they will boycott its inquiry into the issue as a result.

Nov 09 10:47

'Five nuclear engineers murdered near Damascus'

Syrian rights group says 'unidentified attackers murdered five nuclear energy engineers who worked in the scientific research.' Unknown assailants killed five nuclear engineers Sunday while they were on a bus just north of Damascus, near the research center where they worked, a monitor said on Sunday.

Nov 09 10:45

Israel wants to confiscate over 3,000 acres in West Bank ‘for military purposes’ – report

Israel has plans to take 3,176 acres of Palestinian land around a West Bank village near central Jerusalem, according to residents of the village who were handed orders signed by the head of IDF Central Command, Ma’an news agency reports.

Beit Iksa residents told Ma’an that the orders, signed by the Israeli military commander in the West Bank, Nitzan Alon, were distributed Saturday morning by the soldiers. They gave residents of the village until 2017 to evacuate the land.

Nov 09 10:41

Obama vows to defy GOP Congress and pass immigration reform with executive order

Following a disappointing Election Day for his Democratic Party, President Barack Obama said he may sign an executive order on immigration reform so the Republican-controlled Congress can take the issue up on its own.

From the White House on Wednesday afternoon, Pres. Obama told reporters he’s willing to authorize an immigration reform bill himself in order to kick-start lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate to work on their own solution.

Nov 09 10:39

1inShare3commentsListenPrintStudy finds high-fat diet may ward off aging in body and brain

A study out of Denmark seems to have found something good can come out of a high-fat diet. The study was conducted while looking at the effects of a high-fat diet on Cockayne syndrome, a premature aging disease.

The hope is such a diet can not only help children with Cockayne syndrome, who more often die of old age related symptoms somewhere between 10 and 12, but also help others. That is what the study found could happen.
“Our study suggests that a high-fat diet can postpone aging processes," lead author of the study, Professor Vilhelm Bohr of the Center for Healthy Aging at the Univ. of Copenhagen, said in a press release. "A diet high in fat also seems to postpone the aging of the brain. The findings therefore potentially imply that patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease in the long term may benefit from the new knowledge."

High-fat diet: aging slowed down

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it comes to health, knowledge is power.

I had grandparents who had longevity, but with poor health. Today, it is definitely within almost all of our grasp to have longevity with better health.

Nov 09 10:39

Obama's Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Represented Clintons During Whitewater

New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, the new nominee for attorney general, has a career filled with high profile cases -- and she was a member of Bill Clinton's defense team during the 1992 Whitewater corruption probe.

Nov 09 10:33

10 Economic Trends that Spell Doom for America's Workers

Official government unemployment figures for the United States never tell the whole story. They don’t take into account all the Americans who have been out of work for so long that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) no longer treats them like part of the work force. Nor do they factor in widespread underemployment and the fact that so many formerly middle class Americans have joined the ranks of the neo-poor, or the fact that millions of Americans who made too much to qualify for food stamps ten years ago are poor enough to receive them now. And for them, figures recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are of little or no consolation.

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This is largely a factor of Congress no longer being the alleged representatives of We the People, but of the major corporations which fund campaigns.

And if those funders want outsourcing/offshoring of those jobs which used to be the bedrock of the middle class, then those jobs have left, and will continue to leave leave America, and at ramming speed, thank you very much.

In terms of work, I am - and have been - very lucky in my life. But a lot of other hard working Americans, through absolutely no fault of their own, have been thrown under a bus by corporations which look to export work to the cheapest labor pools available.

This is understandable. Corporations, by definition, have no conscience; only a bloodlust for a better bottom line.

But unless that changes somewhat, the cost to American society may well be more dear than the US government can deal with, perhaps to the point of massively extreme violence in our inner cities the US government may find impossible to control, without destroying those cities outright.

Nov 09 10:21

Wall Street Banks Have Been Hoarding Billions For One Legal Settlement — And It's Almost Here

Wall Street has been bracing for a billion-dollar currency manipulation investigation that will be over in a few weeks, says The Wall Street Journal.

In the past few weeks, it seems banks have been scrambling to prepare for whatever regulators on both sides of the pond may find after a fairly boring earnings season. Performance was average to slightly below, and the total trading rout banks expected didn't turn out to be that bad.

But then the disclosures started coming.

First Citigroup revised its earnings down to $0.88 per share from $1.07 per share to add $600 million to its legal reserves.

Then JPMorgan Chase also disclosed that US and UK regulators were conducting criminal (the Department of Justice is in there) and civil probes into its Forex trading operations. Of course, it's cooperating, but it has no idea how much it could lose in such a settlement — maybe nothing, maybe $6 billion.

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As I was reading this article, the first question I had to ask is, if these charges are met with convictions, who goes to jail for these massive frauds?!?

Because unless, and until, some heads roll here (metaphorically speaking), these practices won't go away, ever, in American finance.

Nov 09 09:43

The Broken Model Of The Eurozone

The fatal flaw in the eurozone model is that there’s no way, no escape clause, to rectify the inherited differences between north and south. Moreover, because there isn’t, the differences must and will get bigger. There’s nothing any kind of stimulus by the ECB or EU can do about that. The EU was founded on ideals of peace. But unless someone does something, fast, it will be the source of bitter and bloody fighting. Better wisen up now, guys (and I don’t mean the leadership, they’ll go on till the end). In math, there are things that just don’t add up. This is one of them.

Nov 09 09:36

Military Personnel Trained by the CIA Used Napalm Against Indigenous People in Brazil

Just as in World War II and Vietnam, napalm manufactured in the US burned the bodies of hundreds of indigenous individuals in Brazil, people without an army and without weapons. The objective was to take over their lands. Indigenous peoples in this country suffered the most from the atrocities committed during the military dictatorship (1964-1985) - with the support of the United States.

Nov 09 09:31

Night Time Eiffel Tower Photos Are a Copyright Violation

Every day thousands of tourists in Paris snap a picture of the Eiffel Tower's famous light show. However, using those pictures in public may lead to unintended consequences, as pictures of France's most famous building taken at night are protected by copyright.

Nov 09 09:27

TOON OF THE DAY ~~ WHEN DONKEYS FLY

Nov 09 09:26

HOW TO SAVE YOUR JEWISH ASS ON US CAMPUSES

Amid Rising Anti-Semitism, Jewish Students Get ‘Security Manual’

Nov 09 09:26

THE WALL ~~ I WROTE ABOUT IT YESTERDAY, IT’S HAPPENING TODAY!

*Yesterday I posted about the fall of the Apartheid wall in Israel. Today it started to crumble! Let’s hope this trend continues!

Nov 09 09:24

The Broken Model Of The Eurozone

I stumbled upon these few words in an Ambrose Evans Pritchard article the other day, and they hit me almost like some sort of epiphany, which in turn made me feel a little stupid, because it’s all so obvious. What Ambrose wrote (and this time I’m not making fun of him), was about the eurozone (EMU), of which he said:

The North is competitive. The South is 20% overvalued.

And I realized that’s all you need to know about the eurozone, and about why it will fail. Or has already failed, to put it more accurately. There’s no other information required. Other than a bit of context perhaps to clarify.

Nov 09 09:19

Winston Churchill's 'bid to nuke Russia' to win Cold War - uncovered in secret FBI files

Winston Churchill urged the United States to launch a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to win the Cold War, a newly released document reveals.

The previously unseen memorandum from the FBI archives details how Britain’s wartime leader made his views known to a visiting American politician in 1947.

Churchill believed a pre-emptive strike on Stalin’s Russia might be the only way to stop Communism conquering the West.

Nov 09 09:04

Ex-MI6 chief Peter Hayman named as VIP who sexually abused boys at Dolphin Square apartment complex near Parliament

The former deputy director of MI6 Peter Hayman sexually abused young boys at an apartment complex near Parliament, an alleged victim has claimed.

Hayman, who died in 1992, was investigated by police in 1978 for possessing inappropriate literature, but was not prosecuted.

He has been named as one of a number of paedophiles by a man, now in his forties, who claims to have been abused over a period of three years at Dolphin Square.

The information has been passed to Scotland Yard to consider as part of its investigation into historic allegations of sexual abuse at Westminster.

Nov 09 09:01

Blair ‘signed secret contract with Saudi oil firm promising him £41,000 a month and a slice of any deals he helped broker’

Tony Blair signed a secret contract with a Saudi oil firm, which promised him £41,000 a month and commission on deals he helped broker, it has been claimed.

The former prime minister signed the agreement with PetroSaudi - founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family - in November 2010 in a deal that would promote the firm to Chinese leaders.

It proposed fees of £41,000 a month and a two per cent cut on any successful negotiations for Blair, while the firm was told it was prohibited from disclosing his role without consent.

The 21-page leaked document, obtained by The Sunday Times, is the first time a detailed contract agreed by his office - Tony Blair Associates - has been revealed.

Nov 09 08:48

Why is the media silent on the continuing shakeup in the US nuclear command?

The US mass media and the country’s political officials have shown a remarkable lack of interest in what the Pentagon acknowledged earlier this week was the unprecedented simultaneous firing of two senior commanders at two separate Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) bases and the administrative disciplining of a third.

Nov 09 08:30

Congress Utilizes Myth of "Human Shields" to Justify War Crimes

No Gaza eyewitnesses found evidence of Hamas using human shields during the last conflict. Israel's murder of civilians would have been a crime anyway, yet Congress seeks to undermine international law.

On November 5, Amnesty International released another report on this summer's fighting between Israeli and Hamas forces report, revealing "A pattern of frequent Israeli attacks using large aerial bombs to level civilian homes, sometimes killing entire families." The report also exposed "A pattern of attacks on civilian homes by Israeli forces which have shown a shocking disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians, who were given no warning and had no chance to flee."

Nov 09 08:26

Dish Network Dumps CNN

Nov 09 08:24

The Democrats Got What They Deserved

It was a very cold morning indeed on Wednesday November 5, 2014. It was a day of reckoning for a Democratic party that had just suffered an electoral bloodbath as savage as a Rob Zombie slasher flick. The thorough drubbing of the blue jackass party was not unexpected given mounting ominous signs as well as the increasingly unpopular President Barack Obama who is at best a complete fraud. While triumphant Republicans are touting the stomping as a repudiation of the hated Obama what goes unsaid is that the results are a rejection of a Democratic party strategy based on running only slightly to the left of their more overtly fascist counterparts.

Nov 09 08:07

Why Berkshire's Profit Fell 8.6%

Nov 09 08:06

Oops, Mr President! CNN typo 'Navy SEAL killed Obama' has Twitter in stitches

CNN has accidently “killed” President barack Obama instead of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in one of its shows. For nearly a minute, CNN displayed a headline with a typo that viewers just could not miss.

The channel’s Erin Burnett OutFront show was dedicated to Robert O'Neill, a Navy SEAL, who is claiming to be the one to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden in the 2011 raid on a Pakistani compound.

CNN eventually replaced "Obama" with "Bin Laden" in the headline, but it was little too late – its viewers had enough time to take pictures of their TV screens and record video to share them online.

Nov 09 08:04

Israeli Soldiers Fire at Agricultural Land in Central Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli forces opened machinegun fire at agricultural land lots in Central Gaza Strip on Sunday morning.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli troops stationed on the Gaza borders opened their machineguns at land lots to the Southeast of Breij refugee camp in Central Gaza. Medical sources said that the machinegun attack caused no casualties.

Nov 09 08:03

How the CIA brought Animal Farm to the screen

The film version of George Orwell's Animal Farm is 60 years old. As a new DVD version is released, we look at how the CIA help fund England's first animated feature film.

The film version of Animal Farm was released to acclaim 60 years ago. There was a gala launch at the United Nations in New York and the film was praised by national newspapers. "The British out-Disney Disney" was one headline.

Nov 09 08:01

CBS2 Exclusive: Statue Of Christ Desecrated At Belle Harbor Church

The Statue of the Risen Christ is missing both hands, and had what appeared to be a stripe of paint running across its arms.

Doyle took CBS2 to the prayer garden where the vandalism happened. It was part of the church’s memorial to the victims of both the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center, and the American Airlines Flight 587 crash in Belle Harbor a couple of months later.

It was not clear exactly when the statue was vandalized. A parishioner found the damage on Tuesday, and said the severed hands were right in front, on the ground, folded in prayer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I expect Muslims will get the blame for this.

Nov 09 07:58

Stryker to pay more than $1B for recalled hip devices

Kalamazoo-based Stryker Corp. agreed to pay more than $1 billion to resolve lawsuits over thousands of hip implants recalled in 2012 after patients complained of pain, swelling and metal debris from the devices.

Stryker will pay a base amount of $300,000 per case to patients who had the devices surgically removed, Kim Catullo, one of the company's lawyers, told a New Jersey judge. The device maker faces more than 4,000 suits consolidated in New Jersey state court and federal court in Minnesota.

Nov 09 07:57

flashback - Three of Six Shooters of JFK Had Ties to CIA

Six shooters who participated in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including three with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), were named by a prominent critic of the Warren Commission Report (WCR). Remarkably, Lee Harvey Oswald, the Warren Commission's lone-assassin-designate, was not among them.

During an interview published this past Nov. 20th in The Santa Barbara Independent, WCR critic/researcher Dr. James Fetzer of Madison, WI, and Chairman of the Oswald Innocence Campaign, revealed the names of five of those who appear to have been shooters, where he has identified the sixth separately:

Nov 09 07:56

Slim Fast Billionaire Fattens Wallet Of Scandal-Plagued Former Israeli Prime Minister

An American foundation paid a firm owned by Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, $1.25 million for “consulting” services, U.S. tax records show. The money was transferred to Olmert’s company in 2012 and 2013, years in which Israeli authorities were prosecuting Olmert for bribery, tax evasion and fraud.

The private foundation is funded by S. Daniel Abraham, the 90-year old billionaire and founder of the company that created the Slim Fast diet products. It sponsors the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, a Washington-based institute. Under U.S. tax law, Abraham is entitled to take a deduction from his personal returns of the $5 million he gave the foundation over those years.

That means U.S. taxpayers subsidized Abraham’s payments to the former prime minister’s company.

Nov 09 07:54

“We Are In The Bullseye!” Expert Warns, “By Midweek, All Hell’s Going To Break Loose!”

Michio Kaku joins CBS This Morning to warn 250 million Americans that “we are in the bullseye” and by midweek, “all hell’s going to break loose” as America prepares to be pummeled by something sounding almost Biblical, ‘BomboGenesis’. Kaku warns that air, train and vehicle traffic could be paralyzed next week, and schedules disrupted: “A massive disruption that will peak around November 13th to November 15th” Kaku informs us, before telling us that we could feel the ‘ripple effects’ throughout November.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Violent swings" is the latest way for the Carbonazis to acknowledge the increasing cold without challenging the most holy revealed dogma of human-caused global warming.

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Nov 09 07:51

Palestinians remind world of their own wall

"It doesn't matter how high the barriers will be, they will fall. Like the Berlin Wall fell - The Palestinian wall will fall," the Palestinian activists who organised the event wrote in a statement according to the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency.

The collapse of the Berlin Wall a quarter century ago is a key event in the breakdown of communism and the preface to Germany's reunification in 1990.

Nov 09 07:50

How the impending Arctic blast will unfold

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were it not for all the suffering that will result in unprepared regions about to get hammered with the cold, it would be funny watching everyone who hitched their reputations to human-caused global warming try to reconcile their pet theory (and the need for a carbon tax) with the reality of steadily colder winters every year.

Nov 09 07:49

FBI refuses to turn over classified phone intercepts

Irfan Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, was indicted on terrorism charges, along with his father and brother — both Muslim imams at South Florida mosques. They were accused of conspiring to provide up to $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban terror group. Irfan Khan spent 319 days in solitary confinement, but in June 2012, federal prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges. Khan's brother was also acquitted by a federal judge, due to the lack of evidence. The elderly father, Hafiz Khan, was convicted at trial and sentenced to 25 years behind bars.

Nov 09 07:38

Bank Whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann & Matt Taibbi on How JPMorgan Chase Helped Wreck the Economy

Nov 09 07:35

Holder tells Fast and Furious critics to kiss his butt in released emails

Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department’s handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could “kiss my a**.”

Nov 09 07:34

A Snake Handling Tent Revival with the Gaboon Vipers of Zion

You think you have the measure of the Gaboon Vipers of Zion. You kind of know that Bill Gates is a bloodsucking vampire bat but you probably didn't measure him for a screaming child murder headline; meaning many, many children, dead… or worse. You probably know that all these so called philanthropists are not philanthropists, that George Soros is an epic serial killer; that most of these people giving away the stray nickels from their bottomless pockets are employers of torture squads, death squads and even cheerleader squads of PR whores that they dress up for whatever lies they want told. It don’t matter. If the money is right we can talk all night.

Nov 09 07:28

Restaurant that only serves food from America's enemies closes after threat

A Pittsburgh takeout restaurant that serves food from countries at odds with the United States has temporarily closed following a threatening letter.

It comes after Conflict Kitchen launched a Palestinian menu, sparking outrage in the city's Jewish community and drawing criticism from many who said America is not in conflict with Palestine.

The takeout cafe, which was designed and run by artists hoping to start conversations with customers about countries in conflict with the United States, has served food from Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela from a kiosk in the city's Schenley Plaza.

Nov 09 07:27

GMO Food: Battles Lost, War Won, Consciousness Changed

by Jefferey Jaxen

In the age of rapid marketing campaigns, viral slogans and mass multimedia, companies have reinvented and deepened their consumer reach. Indeed, companies are now able to tout their products and services to consumers in ways limited only by imagination. Even political candidates have jumped on the band wagon with brand Obama winning ‘Marketer of the year’ in 2008. Where is it all leading? Have we reached advertising burnout? Have our minds reached full saturation with ads, slogans and clever tag-lines?

So why are GMO manufacturers some of the first sectors in history that don’t market to the consumer?...

Nov 09 07:24

Did Hollywood Launch a Manhunt for Pirate Bay’s Fugitive Founder?

It’s been the MPAA’s long-standing position that Hollywood studios have been losing millions of dollars per year because of piracy. Shutting down The Pirate Bay (and getting its founders arrested) was a major coup for Hollywood.

Nov 09 07:22

Whistle-blower Falls on Hard Times

The main factor in my economic decline was blowing the whistle against Novartis eight years ago. (Essentially, pharmaceudical companies bribe doctors to prescribe their drugs.) Not only did that end my high paying job with them as a rep, but no decent employer will hire me even now because I did blow the whistle.

No, I do not regret what I did. I would most certainly do it again. That lawsuit I filed is public record. I've applied for hundreds of jobs - jobs I'm most qualified to perform. And no one replies. The job I have now, setting up greeting card displays, they hired me out of desperation. It's low paying and very physically demanding.

Nov 09 07:22

Wall Street Banks Have Been Hoarding Billions For One Legal Settlement — And It's Almost Here

Wall Street has been bracing for a billion-dollar currency manipulation investigation that will be over in a few weeks, says The Wall Street Journal.

In the past few weeks, it seems banks have been scrambling to prepare for whatever regulators on both sides of the pond may find after a fairly boring earnings season. Performance was average to slightly below, and the total trading rout banks expected didn't turn out to be that bad.

But then the disclosures started coming.

Nov 09 07:21

Nancy Pelosi to Democratic voters: Yes, it’s a ‘terrible year’ — but it’s your fault

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reflected on the Election Day losses with fellow Democrats, saying that it really wasn’t the party’s messages or platforms to blame — rather, it’s more the voters’ fault, she suggested.

Specifically, Mrs. Pelosi said during a 75-minute call with caucus members that the reason Democrats lost had nothing to do with party message and everything to do with voter turnout — and that if more Democrats had turned up at the polls, more Democratic candidates would have won, she said, The Hill reported.

Nov 09 07:20

Ebola scare in the armed forces: Air force pilot back from Liberia with 'flu-like' symptoms is tested but cleared of having the deadly virus

A pilot who flew on a mission to West Africa and began experiencing ‘flu-like symptoms’ when he returned home was tested for Ebola but has been declared free of the deadly virus.

The pilot from the 437th Airlift Wing based in Charleston, South Carolina, flew to Liberia on a three-hour mission on October 23.

He began experiencing ‘flu-like symptoms' when he arrived back in the U.S but was considered low risk because he never left the plane.

Nov 09 07:07

UK Labour party funding crisis: Jewish donors drop 'toxic' Ed Miliband (for pro-Palestinian stance)

The Labour party is facing desertion by Jewish donors and supporters because of Ed Mili-band's "toxic" anti-Israeli stance over Gaza and Palestine. In a fresh headache for the Labour leader, it is understood that Mr Miliband has been warned that Jewish backers are deserting the party in droves over what community leaders perceive to be a new, aggressive pro-Palestine policy at the expense of Israeli interests.

One prominent Jewish financial backer, a lifelong Labour supporter, said he no longer wanted to "see Mr Miliband in Downing Street or Douglas Alexander as Foreign Secretary".

A senior Labour MP warned that Mr Miliband now had a "huge if not insurmountable challenge" to maintain support from parts of the Jewish community that had both backed and helped fund Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's election campaigns.

Nov 09 07:02

Israeli minister resigns in protest over PM's policies

Israeli Environment Minister Amir Peretz announced his resignation on Sunday in protest over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies, Israeli public radio reported.

Peretz informed Justice Minister Tzipi Livni of his decision to resign in protest of Netanyahu's political and economic policies, the report said.

Nov 09 06:59

Canadian Citizens Demand a Parliamentary Investigation into the Ottawa Shootings

TO: Murray Rankin
Member of Parliament
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario

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RE: A PARLIAMENTARY INVESTIGATION INTO THE ATTACK ON OUR PARLIAMENT AND THE MURDER OF TWO SOLDIERS

Dear Mr. Rankin,

What do you think of the idea of a Parliamentary Investigation into the attack on our Parliament?

Right now Canadians are being told a story by Harper, CSIS, The RCMP, and the Corporate Media. A lot of Canadians do not believe this story. I think it important that our Parliamentarians, whose building was attacked, immediately begin your own investigation, on behalf of the people you represent, into what really happened with the attack that killed two soldiers and shut down our Parliament.

The official Government / Media story may be correct in all areas. But maybe not. We have been misled by these people before. Certainly this attack is so important that we must find out the truth, and not rely on people who we have no reason to trust or believe, such as CBC, CTV, the RCMP, the Government, and etc.

Nov 09 06:53

Machines in TX, VA kept voters from picking pro-life Republicans?

Voters in Texas and Virginia were reportedly put in a quandary when trying to vote for their pro-life candidates in at least two states. In Texas, voters couldn’t find pro-life governor candidate Greg Abbott on their ballots, while voters in Virginia found themselves inadvertently voting for a Democratic candidate when they touched to screen to vote for his Republican pro-life challenger.

Nov 09 06:40

Verizon contacted me on Twitter and asked for my billing password

On Verizon Wireless’ website, the company advises customers to “[n]ever give your passwords to anyone over the phone, include them in e-mail messages, [or] give them to anyone.” This is good security advice that experts would agree with. Yet Verizon itself is seeking out customers on Twitter and asking for their billing passwords over the social network’s direct messages platform.

This, obviously, isn’t the best security practice. Security experts who spoke to Ars disagreed on just how dangerous it is but agreed that Verizon should find a better way to verify the identities of customers.

Nov 09 06:32

Four EU countries recognize Crimea as part of Russia

Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic have openly resisted the European Commission’s decision to deny Schengen visas to residents of Crimea who have Russian passports.

Nov 09 06:23

Watchdog Groups Charge Vote Fraud; Return to Paper Ballots?

With each election season comes a fresh new batch of vote fraud claims from polling places across the nation. This year proved to be no exception as election watchdog groups in every state of the Union grappled with an unprecedented rise in duplicate ballot casting and non-citizen voters.

Nov 09 05:02

Canada’s ‘Remembrance Day’: righteous or rancorous?

With all things considered, “Remembrance Day” amounts to little more than a glorification of war and an exercise in jingoism and self-aggrandizement. It re-enforces the insulting myth of the “good” and “necessary” wars. It encourages the refusal to recognize the wrongs committed by “our side” in those bloody conflicts. This ‘day of reverence’ for our soldiers acts as a mind control mechanism to deceive the public into believing that our government has always acted benevolently and in the interests of the people, when in fact the opposite is true.

Nov 09 04:34

Italians face ban from kissing police officers

Kissing Italian police officers could soon be banned as part of a slew of potential new rules designed to keep citizens and the police force safe.

Nov 09 04:26

France tries to salvage 'Tobin' tax

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin urged his European colleagues on Friday to agree a long promised financial transaction tax, even if flawed or watered-down.

Nov 09 04:22

Head of Donetsk People’s Republic: We know names of Ukrainian gunners responsible for shelling school

The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko said the authorities know names of all Ukrainian gunners who conducted shelling of Donetsk on the day, where a shell hit a school killing two children.

Nov 09 04:21

Anger rising in Pakistan over Israel’s desecration of al-Aqsa mosque

At the official level, Pakistan has also denounced the Israeli action and called on the international community to stop Tel Aviv from violating the rights of Palestinians.

Nov 09 01:48

Federal sites leaked the locations of people seeking AIDS services for years

Two federal government Web sites that help people find AIDS-related medical services have begun routinely encrypting user data after years in which they let sensitive information — including the real-world locations of site visitors – onto the Internet unprotected.

November 8, 2014

Nov 08 20:41

Thousands gather to protest trade agreement

Thousands of New Zealanders rallied in the streets against a contentious trade agreement.

People in 17 centres around the country voiced their opposition yesterday to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

New Zealand is one of 12 countries involved in negotiating an agreement for trade between partners.

Trade Minister Tim Groser said today it was looking like the agreement would be signed early next year.

"Frankly, the Prime Minister and I both feel that we are probably more likely to get this done than not," he said on TVNZ's Q + A programme.

Mr Groser wanted to clarify that the agreement would be open to debate once the deal was agreed upon.

Nov 08 18:29

Doctor who gave man a fatal overdose sues his son for publicly calling him a 'killer and charlatan' wins and is free to practice medicine after paying fine

A man whose father was killed by a lethal overdose from a doctor said he feels "physically sick" at the idea of paying the physician's legal costs.
German locum Dr Daniel Ubani sued Rory Gray for calling him "an animal" during a confrontation in 2010.

Nov 08 18:28

Germany and Brazil have made alterations to a United Nations draft resolution on the issue of state surveillance, with the two countries calling for protection against government spying on communications and personal data

It represents a new version of the anti-surveillance resolution which was adopted by the UN last year following in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations about the extent to which states are collecting metadata for the purposes of spying on citizens.

Nov 08 18:22

Addicted to Lies: Kiev, CIA Still Pushing Fake Reports of ‘Russia Invading Ukraine’

On Friday, the Ukrainian military’s PR machine spun-up its latest episode of the illusive “Russian Invasion”, this time accusing Moscow of dispatching a column of 32 tanks and “truckloads of Russian troops” into the country’s eastern region.

Nov 08 18:22

All the Houris Dance to the Thundering Drums of Trivia.

The thunder from the Drums of Trivia is deafening. The TV compresses itself and liquid cotton candy, squeezes from the ears and mouths of talking heads, as the sides of the TV meet and multi colored treacly licorice like sludge, oozes from the collapsed unit. If we are talking about a computer monitor it’s the same thing.

Nov 08 18:22

Harsh Winter Outlook Made a Bit More Dire by Siberia Snow

Remember how evidence was mounting last month that early snowfall was accumulating across Siberia? And remember how there’s a theory that says this snowfall signals a cold winter?

So in the two and a half weeks since, the news for the winter-haters has, unfortunately, only gotten worse.

Nov 08 18:21

'20th hijacker' Zacarias Moussaoui wants to testify in Oklahoma City federal court; says Saudi Prince aided his Jihad activities.

An admitted al-Qaida terrorist in prison for the 9/11 attacks is asking to testify in Oklahoma City federal court about a plot to shoot down Air Force One and to assassinate former President Bill Clinton.

Nov 08 18:21

Netanyahu backs police after fatal shooting of Israeli Arab sparks clashes in Galilee

The police shot and killed a 22-year-old man from the northern Arab village of Kafr Kana in the early hours of Saturday morning, after he allegedly attacked a police car with a knife.

However, CCTV footage may contradict the officers’ statement that a warning shot was fired in the air before the man was fatally wounded.

Nov 08 18:15

The CO2 Climate Change Cult Series

Too many hurricanes this year? Too many lightning strikes? Too hot this year? Too cold this year? Not enough extreme weather this year? Species dying out? Not enough food on the grocery shelves? Electricity bill too high? In the minds of CO2 cult members, the blame goes to man-made CO2 climate change.

Nov 08 18:15

FLASHBACK - Global Warming Afforded Same Legal Status as Religion in UK

In an unusual case in the United Kingdom, it has been ruled that climate change beliefs should be afforded the same legal protections as religious freedoms. The bizarre ruling sets a landmark legal precedent and could have broad implications both in Britain and abroad.

Nov 08 15:16

How the Government Controls the Drug Trade

While governments across the world, including the United States, spend countless dollars on the war on drugs, their true intentions are not as it seems. -- Whether it be Marijuana or Heroin, rogue elements in the federal government have assured that the drug trade will continue to grow. -- Despite occupying the nation of Afghanistan for more than a decade, the U.S. government’s presence in the region has only helped Opium production reach record levels.

Nov 08 15:01

How Journalists Are Arming Themselves to Safely Report Post-Snowden

As government pushes and prosecutes America’s top reporters, journalists shift to protect Americans’ right to information.

Nov 08 14:56

Arctic Blast via Polar Vortex to Chill 42 US States

As the polar vortex gets displaced to the south, the door will open for arctic air to plunge over the most of the United States as the new week progresses.

Nov 08 14:30

Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe. In this view, the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 merely provided a pretext for Putin’s decision to order Russian forces to seize part of Ukraine.

Nov 08 14:25

The bullying of Hungary – the country that dared to disobey the US and EU

25 years ago, Hungary was being toasted in the West for opening its border with Austria to East Germans, in a move which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now the Western elites are not happy with Budapest which they consider far too independent.

Nov 08 14:12

Ellison, Adelson Donate to Israeli Soldiers

The begging was effective. The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces drew $33 million in all last night, a new record for the annual gala. The money will support programs that include education and rehabilitation of Israeli soldiers and veterans, sometimes including sponsoring vacations.

The relationship between the U.S. and Israel has long been a cause for Saban, an Egyptian Jew who emigrated to Israel and now holds dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship. Saban sold Fox Family Channel, a joint venture with News Corp., to Disney in 2001, receiving $1.7 billion for his share.

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