THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

"The few who can understand the system (check money and credits, will either be so interested in it's profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no oppositions from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests." -- Rothschild Brothers of London

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October 12, 2014

Oct 12 10:21

Elizabeth Warren on Barack Obama: “They protected Wall Street. Not families who were losing their homes. Not people who lost their jobs. And it happened over and over and over”

Senator Elizabeth Warren scarcely requires an introduction. She is the single most exciting Democrat currently on the national stage.

Oct 12 09:14

Australia believes it's still too risky to send health workers to Ebola zones

Australia will not send health workers to Ebola outbreak zones until their welfare can be guaranteed.

Oct 12 09:11

Kill The Messenger: How The Media Destroyed Gary Webb

Webb had uncovered a direct link between the Contras and street-level crack cocaine. His story also repeatedly highlights the facts that the Contras were a CIA-directed entity and that the drug-runners avoided prosecution despite mountains of evidence implicating them. Webb never explicitly states that CIA brass or other Washington bigwigs condoned smuggling drugs into the United States, but the facts of his story strongly imply it.

As shocking as that might have been to Webb's readers and colleagues other than Farah, they were hardly unprecedented in American history. The United States' global drug policy had long taken a backseat to more important foreign-policy concerns, in this case toppling Nicaragua's socialist Sandinista National Liberation Front.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Webb had his career destroyed because he told a very uncomfortable truth about "business as usual" in Washington, and then paid with his life. And this blurb, at the end of the article, about:

"Over the next several years, his marriage fell apart and his meager wages were garnished for child support. On Dec. 10, 2004, Webb was discovered dead, shot twice in the head with his father's .38. The local coroner declared the death a suicide."

Forgive me, but how can this have been suicide if the victim is shot TWICE in the head with his dad's .38?!?

Come on, people: this man was assassinated because he was a live liability who knew too much.

Oct 12 09:10

Woman receives kidney from stranger after making appeal in local newspaper - Sally-Anne Grainger, 34, is given the gift of life by a former prisoner who wanted to make amends for his past mistakes

A mother-of-two who made a desperate plea in her local newspaper for a kidney donor has undergone the life-saving transplant after a stranger answered her cry for help.
Former convict Wesley Joyce, 33, wanted to donate one of his kidneys to Sally-Anne Grainger to make up for his past mistakes.


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Oct 12 09:09

Edward Snowden: Get Rid Of Dropbox,Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.

Oct 12 09:05

Flashback - The Strange Death of Vince Foster

What really happened on the day Vince Foster was found dead? Howard Phillips, host of Conservative Roundtable, interviews Attorney John Clark and Patrick Knowlton – a Whitewater Grand Jury witness – on the questionable proceedings related to the death of Vincent Foster. Mr Knowlton was an unknowing witness to events in Fort Marcy Park in Virginia on the day Vince Foster’s body was found dead; the same day his office in the Clinton White House was discovered ransacked–and the same day the FBI was supposed to conduct a search of his office for Whitewater evidence. Watch as Mr. Knowlton describes the strange campaign of intimidation against him before he was scheduled to testify, and the threatening man in Ft. Marcy park. Essentially he was being “urged” to testify that the 83 or 84 Honda Accord and other details he saw were not what he really saw.

Oct 12 08:57

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Following news that a healthcare working in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola, a top official at the National Institutes of Health said Sunday that the “system worked.”

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“This was a breach in protocol,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Officials in Dallas said a healthcare worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient who died last week, has tested positive for the deadly virus despite following CDC precautions, such as wearing a mask, gloves, gown and face shield.

“We know that this person had direct contact with the patient,” Fauci said.

Fauci said officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will review the incident to find out how the transmission happened. They will then “fortify” the protocol to make sure it is followed, he added.

“We do know that when you do follow that protocol, it works,” Fauci said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This attitude REALLY has a "blame the victim" feel to it.

IF this nurse did follow the protocol, the CDC guidelines do not work, because they are not allowing for the possibility that this virus can survive, in some form, airborne.

And THAT is something that no one in the alleged "scientific community" wants to contemplate.


Oct 12 08:55

Ukip support surges to 25 per cent as defector brands Tories 'defunct'

A STUNNING new poll has found that one in four Britons back Ukip - enough for the party to take over 100 MPs and the Tories needing to do a deal next year.

Support for Nigel Farage’s party has soared to an all-time high of 25 per cent in a nationwide poll released today.

The dramatic findings suggest Ukip could take as many as 128 seats at the General Election next May and raise the possibility of Ed Miliband snatching the keys to Number 10.

**Keep voting Independent guys... We're rattling the door keys of 10 Downing Street here.

Oct 12 08:50

The Snowden documentary shows that only government transparency can stop leaks

Transparency is coming, whether the government likes it or not. The only question is whether they decide to bring it to the public before whistleblowers do it for them.

In the dramatic conclusion of the film, Snowden learns on-camera Poitras and Greenwald now have a new source, who gave The Intercept information about the US government’s enormous “terrorism” watchlist. That watchlist, which contains 1.2 million names – most of which have no direct nexus to terrorism – is governed by Kafkaesque secrecy rules that were recently ruled unconstitutional (and which took another blow from a fed-up federal judge on Friday night).

Oct 12 08:49

BEX ALERT - CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

Top federal health officials said Sunday that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital clearly indicates a breach in safety protocol.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that they have no evidence of a protocol breach. Dr. Tom Frieden is taking the position that the CDC's protocols, based on contact-only infection, are perfect, and that therefore if this nurse has Ebola, then it MUST be something she did wrong!

Talk about blaming the victim!

Frieden is thinking like a politician, not a scientist. Especially in the wake of the revelation that CDC rigged its own 2004 study on vaccines and autism, he does not want to admit that CDC's declaration that Ebola is spread only by direct contact is wrong, and that the protocols established on that assumption are inadequate for aerosol and surface infections. The WHO, Canadian Health Service, and historical precedent strongly support Ebola transmission via aerosolized secretions and contaminated surfaces, for which the recommended CDC safeguards are not adequate. Frieden wants all the coming Ebola funding to go to CDC. So Frieden will continue to promote the claim that Ebola is only transmitted by direct contact, that CDC's protocols will work, and that any resulting infections have to be the patient's fault.


Oct 12 08:49

Nuland Lands In Kiev As US-Backed Regime Tools Up For War

Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland – Washington’s Ukraine Hawk – Visit to Ukraine Carries the Foreboding of US-Backed War Escalation

In an ominous sign that the war in Ukraine is set to further escalate, US state department official Victoria Nuland arrived in Kiev where she met with senior members of the Western-backed regime.

In recent days the ceasefire brokered on September 5 has come under intense pressure as Kiev military forces have stepped up their barrage of the eastern city of Donetsk, with several civilian casualties reported almost on a daily basis.

As civilian homes burn in Donetsk, the Kiev regime has also begun openly talking about resuming its war footing by «raising combat readiness» and mobilising new army units toward the eastern Donbass regions, where it is trying to suppress a pro-independence movement in the self-declared People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the immortal words of the comedian Ron White, "You can't fix stupid."

And just because a military action against Russia would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do right now, is, unfortunately, is absolutely no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

Our military, at this point in its history, does not have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a military confrontation with Russia; and that is what makes this scenario so scarily dangerous.

Oct 12 08:46

Lady Warsi: MPs must show way in Palestine vote

Two months after resigning over the government’s “morally indefensible” stance on Gaza, Lady Warsi has called on MPs to lead by example and recognise the state of Palestine in a potentially historic vote on Monday.

In a withering critique of British foreign policy towards the Middle East, Warsi said the government had abdicated responsibility for driving the peace process and its diplomatic channels with Israel counted “for nothing”.

“There is a lack of political will and our moral compass is missing,” the former Foreign Office minister told the Observer. “There are no negotiations, there is no show in town. Somehow we have to breathe new life into these negotiations, and one of the ways we can do that is by recognising the state of Palestine.”

Oct 12 08:40

Tens of thousands take to the streets of Dublin to protest against water charges

Thousands of protestors took to the the streets of Dublin today to protest against the water charges.

Ed note: The Irish media are doing their level best to downplay the attendance at these protests. The protest march was over 3.4km long, which does not equate to tens of thousands but rather hundreds of thousands. Many people attended the march not because they don't only want to pay for water... they already do, through taxation and don't want to pay twice... but also to voice their opposition to the stealth privatisation of what is a vital resource and natural monopoly.

Oct 12 08:32

Carter unhappy with Obama’s policies in Middle East

Former President Jimmy Carter put down his hammer at a Meadowbrook Habitat for Humanity project Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview that touched on subjects such as the Obama administration’s use of drones, women’s rights and faith.

Oct 12 08:31

Russia troops ordered to withdraw from Ukraine border

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered thousands of troops stationed near the Ukrainian border to come back to their bases.

Oct 12 08:29

Edward Snowden Doc 'Citizenfour' Reveals Existence of Second NSA Whistleblower

In the key scene, journalist Glenn Greenwald visits Snowden at a hotel room in Moscow. Fearing they are being taped, Greenwald communicates with Snowden via pen and paper.

While some of the exchanges are blurred for the camera, it becomes clear that Greenwald wants to convey that another government whistleblower -- higher in rank than Snowden -- has come forward.


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Oct 12 08:28

Faking “antisemitism”

'I remember as a young rabbi working with university students in Johannesburg in the late 1970’s. At that time, they were completely apathetic to Judaism. My colleagues and I were struggling to elicit any meaningful response to Jewish programs on campus. During one particular meeting, we seriously contemplated getting up in the dead of night to spray-paint some swastikas on the Student Union building. Surely, that would get some reaction…'

~~~ Rabbi Yossy Goldman

Oct 12 08:27

Coming and Going of American Supremacy

The international political system changes. Sometimes it changes in accord with hegemonic design. The dynamic history of America’s global development project, and its necessary relationship with sweeping international change, has marked changing global order since the end of World War II. Today, however, there exists the increased reach of multinational corporations, and many transnational actors; they also alter the international political landscape.

Oct 12 08:14

Early winter forecast points to lots of snow

Far out in the tropical Pacific Ocean and high above North America, nature appears to be stirring up another cold and snowy winter for Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic.

The prediction from State College, Pa.-based Accuweather Inc. is among the earliest to arrive in this year's crop of cold season outlooks. Although other forecasting agencies and scientists are more inclined to hedge for now, Accuweather expert senior meteorologist Bob Smerbeck said Friday that his company's weather models are pointing to a no-compromises winter in the Northeast.

Oct 12 08:14

Snow, ice, accidents, close I-70 near Eisenhower Tunnel

Icy and snow packed roads have caused "a number of spinouts and a number of minor accidents,"CDOT spokesman Brian Jordon said at about 8:15 a.m.


Oct 12 08:07

Jewish settlers burn olive trees in Salfit, perform Talmudic rituals in ancient Suleiman pools

A group of Israeli settlers have burned and vandalized Friday evening a number of olive trees in Yassouf town in Salfit under Israeli occupation forces protection.

Local sources confirmed that Palestinian farmers confronted the settlers and prevented further damage to their olive groves located near Tafuh settlement.

Israeli settlers and forces have daily carried out systematic attacks against olive groves especially during olive harvest in order to prevent the farmers from picking their own fruits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It takes ten years after planting an Olive tree before you can collect a usable crop.

Oct 12 08:05

As Monday Looms, Experts Warn Japan's Half-Trillion Dollar Fat-Finger-Trade "Could Absolutely Happen" In The US

Just over a week ago, the Japanese stock market participants were stunned when stock orders amounting to a whopping $617 billion (yes Billion with a B) - more than the size of Sweden’s economy - were canceled for reasons still unknown in what was one of the biggest 'fat finger' trading errors of all time. Since then, US equity markets have suddenly become notably more volatile - and fallen significantly, VIX has seen odd intraday 'spikes', S&P futures saw the very odd 'satan signal', and USDJPY has suffered its worst losses in 3 years. This raises the question of whether US market microstructure is any better than Michael Lewis' Flash Boys' book describes.. (as we head into a bond market holiday, dismal liquidity, and a potential Black Monday), “That could absolutely happen here,” Tabb Group's Larry Tabb warns Bloomberg.

Oct 12 08:00

Al-Qaeda terror financier worked for Qatari government

An al-Qaeda money man was employed by the Qatari government despite being officially designated a terrorist by the US. Salim Hasan Khalifa Rashid al-Kuwari channel led hundreds of thousands of dollars to al-Qaeda through a terrorist network while working in the Gulf state’s Ministry of Interior.


Oct 12 07:59

That Big Methane Release In The Southwest USSA

Over an extended period of time, a lot of people heard a grinding, droning, humming sound that would go on and on for hours or days at a time, somewhat reminiscent of the sound of a powerful diesel engine idling or working under load.

The source of the infamous "Taos Hum" remains unexplained to this day.

Various explanations have been proffered, including the possibility that many people are hearing the low-frequency, grinding noises of the clandestine TBMs (tunnel boring machines) being used by the Shadow Government to make secret, subterranean tunnel networks.

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Oct 12 07:49

The facade of the new US-led campaign to ‘degrade and destroy’ ISIS/ISIL

For nearly three years now, 21WIRE has been reporting on how Washington and London, along with the GCC feudal kings, have been busy plotting, planning, funding and doing destabilization in Syria (view our Syria Archives here). Instead, what the public have is a stead stream of tired lies regarding the real US-UK-Turkey-GCC axis motivations in Syria.

If you truly want to know how ISIS came to infest Syria (or Iraq for that matter) just ask Hillary Clinton about her little project called, ‘Friends of Syria’. Funny how she jumped ship from her Secretary of State position just months before the West nearly declared war against Damascus in September 2013. Under Hillary’s nurturing care, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra and ISIS – were somehow funded, manned, armed and encouraged to run wild through Syria because the Great and the Good thought they’d help to displace the regime of Syria’s maligned leader Bashar al-Assad.

Oct 12 07:49

Illinois chancellor who fired Salaita accused of serial self-plagiarism

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, the top administrator who fired Steven Salaita from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after complaints from pro-Israel donors, is facing allegations from academic peers of unethical conduct that may stretch back two decades.

Evidence has emerged of several instances of duplicate publishing – a widely condemned form of unethical behavior sometimes called “self-plagiarism.”

It occurs when an author publishes the same research or the same or substantially similar paper in multiple venues without acknowledging the fact, in effect passing off the old research as something new.

Oct 12 07:48

'Israel should help rebuild Gaza'

Israel must play a role in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, a top US official said on Wednesday ahead of key donor talks in Cairo, also pressing all sides to agree a lasting ceasefire.

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"Of course we will rebuild Gaza ... just as soon as you Americans give us the money for it!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Oct 12 07:46

The Hideous Bacchanals of the Twisted Freaks in Power.

Man! Not a day goes by when I am not comforted by the fact that I am not on the American mainland and not a day goes by when I don't wonder about being anywhere near the mess that Republic gone missing has become. However, I am secure in the certainty that the powers I am employed by are considerably more potent than anything that can be thrown up against them. I have seen it directly displayed right in front of my eyes... more than once. In any case, here's what I'm talking about. You really have to be a SFFH to engage in that kind of thing. You've got to be so far gone into the dark side that you can't see your hand (or anything else) in front of your face.

Oct 12 07:43

New Jersey officials order "symptom-less" NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

The NBC News crew had agreed with New Jersey health officials to sequester themselves upon return the United States but then failed to do so, Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Health, said in a statement.

The mandatory quarantine was issued late on Friday and will ensure the group remains confined until Oct. 22, the end of a 21-day maximum incubation period for Ebola, Leusner said.

Oct 12 07:43

THE MALALA SHOOTING HOAX

Today's front page is dominated by the co-winner of this year's fake Nobel Peace Prize; the fake "children's rights" activist from Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai. The other winner, Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian man who has saved enslaved children (we are told), gets 2nd billing to Saint Malala.

In 2012, the then 15 year old Malala, (we are told), was shot in the head and neck at point-blank range while returning home on a school bus. The culprits (we are told) were the big bad Muslim Taliban of 9/11 fame, who (we are told) oppose education for girls.

At a time when the controversy surrounding Obongo's drone killings of innocent children was at its peak, the "shooting" of Malala once again reminded Boobus Americanus and Boobus Europithicus as to why the CIA's bombings of Pakistan and Afghanistan are necessary.

How convenient.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Nobel Peace Prize has become a joke!

Oct 12 07:41

EBOLA. At Least Two Smoking Guns Pointing at a Global Conspiracy of Death

A hundred years ago in China people payed doctors to keep
them well. It was therefore in the doctors’ interests to do so.
Today we only pay doctors to treat the symptoms of ‘disease’.
It is therefore, in the Doctors’ interest that we be unwell as
often as possible.

Oct 12 07:40

Bob Herbert Tells Bill Moyers How Corporations and the Big Banks Have Hijacked the Country

Three years ago, reporter and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert took to the road and traveled across the United States to gather research for his new book, Losing Our Way. In it, Herbert tells the stories of the brave, hard-working men and women he met who have been battered by the economic downturn. He found an America in which jobs have disappeared, infrastructure is falling apart and the “virtuous cycle” of well-paid workers spending their wages to power the economy has been broken by greed and the gap between the very rich and everyone else.

Oct 12 07:40

Mass protests slam US-EU trade deal as 'corporate power grab'

Tens of thousands of people are flooding the streets of cities all over Europe on Saturday in mass rallies against a controversial trade agreement between the US and the EU.

Talks on the pact, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), started last February and, having been mostly held behind closed doors, have raised widespread concerns in the European Union and beyond.

Social networks have been mobilized for a mass campaign that has been calling on Europeans and Americans to take action against “the biggest corporate power grab in a decade.”

Oct 12 07:39

Senator: Valerie Jarrett Was Involved in IRS Scandal

Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday that he thinks the IRS targeting scandal was driven by Valerie Jarrett’s office in the White House, according to information that he saw that Democrats tried to “whitewash.”

Roberts told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that he participated in a Senate Finance Committee investigation into the IRS scandal but “the effort was made by the majority, by the Democrats in the Congress, to simply end that investigation,” which he called a “whitewash.”

“I’m convinced that even Valerie Jarrett was involved,” Roberts said.

Oct 12 07:32

History Repeats Itself? The American Empire Mirrors The Fall Of The Roman Empire

The Roman Empire lasted 500 years but the American Empire may not surpass 300 years

Oct 12 07:31

Tony Blair 'copied Adolf Hitler's oration techniques' says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson argues in his new book on Sir Winston Churchill that Adolf Hitler's speaking style was much-copied, by Tony Blair among others

Oct 12 07:31

Seven Witchcraft Suspects Burned Alive in Tanzania

A local witch doctor was arrested on suspicion of carrying out the killings of seven people accused of witchcraft in Tanzania.

"They were attacked and burnt to death by a mob of villagers who accused them of engaging in witchcraft," Jafari Mohamed, the police chief for the western Kigoma region which borders Burundi, told AFP.

"Five of those killed were aged over 60, while the other two were aged over 40," he added.

Horrific scenes of bodies hacked with machetes and people being burned to death were recounted by relatives of those killed.

Oct 12 07:22

PET Scans Reveal Psychopathic Markers

Michael T. Winter
Activist Post

In the USA, our current system of government is not working; not unusual, since there has never been a lasting system of governance that has worked. All 'ocracies' and 'isms' currently in place will in time be thrown upon the refuse pile, to join a heap of other failed systems throughout history. Why can't we get it right? After thousands of years spent in refinement of dozens of systems, we are no closer to fair governance today than we were in the times of Sumeria...

Oct 12 07:22

Super Typhoon Vongfong Intensifies to Strongest Typhoon of 2014; Storm on Direct Path to Hit Japan

With people in Japan still reeling from the impact of the recent Typhoon Phanfone, weather experts from across the world are warning the residents in the areas hard hit from that storm that they are about to be slammed again, this time by Typhoon Vongfong, a monster storm system that was recently upgraded to super typhoon status.

Experts at The Weather Channel (TWC) report that on Monday, Vongfong had been measured as the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane. However, rapid intensification overnight and into Tuesday has now created the strongest typhoon on record for the 2014 season.

Oct 12 07:21

Huge Plunge in Kindergartener’s Vaccination Rates: Officials Stumped

The number of parents deciding not to vaccinate their children is growing at an alarming rate – at least according to officials who are now nonplussed at the waking of humanity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have seen these manufacturers make some pretty bad mistakes in the past. The recent "epidemics" of measles and mumps overwhelmingly hit children who had received the MMR vaccine. Those who had not had the vaccine suffered much lower infection rates. The current Enterovirus outbreak is primarily hitting the children who had the "Triple whammy" of the MMR, Seasonal Flu, and polio vaccines. The symptoms of this illness are very close to those of polio, including permanent paralysis and some deaths, and may be a repeat of the disaster in India in 2011 in which a polio vaccine triggered polio symptoms such as permanent paralysis in 47,500 patients. India is now suing the promoters of the polio vaccine campaign.

In 1976 there was an outbreak of Swine Flu in the United States and the US Government ordered mandatory vaccinations, which had to stopped when it turned out the vaccine was killing 50 times as many people as the flu itself. During a more recent Swine Flu scare, the vaccines triggered an epidemic of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The 2009 "When Pigs Fly" flu was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, only after it artificially lowered the threshold of number of cases needed to make that headline-grabbing claim. People were stampeded into purchasing Tamiflu. Later studies showed that Tamiflu was no better at dealing with the flu than ordinary acetaminophen!

Today the big money is in the HPV vaccines, supposedly administered to prevent Cervical cancer, and given to girls (and oddly enough boys) too young to engage in sexual activity, and requiring an additional shot when they reach maturity. One of the most popular HPV vaccine, Gardasil, has harmed a great many patients, with symptoms that include sterility! Many nations, such as Japan, are dropping support for mandated HPV shots.

Fraud is rampant in the vaccine industry. In one case a researcher "testing" a new HIV vaccine spiked the test samples with HIV antibodies to make it look like the vaccine was working.

For a long time, parents of children who developed autism following the 36 vaccinations now recommended for children claimed there was a link between the vaccine and autism, most likely tied in with the mercury based preservative Thimerosal. But in 2004 the CDC released a report claiming that no link was found between MMR vaccines and autism. More recently, one of the doctors who worked on that report for the CDC, William W. Thompson, has blown the whistle that the CDC rigged the 2004 study to protect the vaccine industry profits. Despite this revelation, the orthodox medical establishment still cites the 2004 CDC report to assure parents that vaccines do not cause autism. The US has an autism rate of 1 child out of every 68, higher than any other nation on Earth. It is worth noting that among the American Amish, who refuse vaccines for religious reasons, the rate of autism is1 in 10,000.

Back in 1918, at the end of WW1, a pandemic swept the globe ultimately killing more people than had died in the war itself. The public was told it was a "Spanish" flu to obscure its real origins in a series of vaccine trials at Camp Funston (now Fort Riley) in the US, from which it spread to the rest of the globe with the deployment of infected US troops.

So now the same corporations that did all the above (and even worse) along with the same government that lied to you about the Spanish Flu, Saddam's nukes, and the 2004 CDC autism study expect us to trust them when they start pumping who knows what into our children's arms.

I don't think so!

Oct 12 07:20

Britain will run out of electricity unless it axes green target, warns ex-Minister

Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will this week deliver a stark warning – that Britain will 'run out of electricity' unless it abandons its main green energy target.

Mr Paterson, who was sacked from the Cabinet in this summer's reshuffle, will argue in a lecture that the target enshrined in the Climate Change Act – which binds the UK to reducing emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 – is unaffordable.

He will go on to say that the current energy policy is a 'slave to flawed climate action', and warn that 'in the short and medium term costs to consumers will rise dramatically'.

Oct 12 07:08

US pledges $212mn, Qatar $1bn for Gaza reconstruction following Israel's war with Hamas

At a Cairo conference Sunday, US Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of getting funds to the people of Gaza as soon as possible: "The people of Gaza do need our help desperately, not tomorrow, not next week, but they need it now" he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well maybe giving Israel all those billions of dollars in weapons in the first place wasn't such a good idea in the first place, John, especially since every penny of it is illegal under the Symington Amendment and the Glenn Act. And if politicians broke the law to give Israel that aid in the first place, then they should personally pay the costs of reconstruction rather than continue this scam of forcing the American taxpayer to pay for blowing up Gaza then force them to pay for rebuilding it, now in its third iteration!

Oct 12 07:04

Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for US

Turkey and other American allies want the U.S. to create a no-fly zone inside Syrian territory. Yet doing that would mean embracing one of two options President Barack Obama long has resisted: cooperating with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government or taking out its air defenses, an action tantamount to war.

Oct 12 07:03

Turkish PM: Turkey Will Send Ground Troops to Syria Only if US Targets Assad

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told CNN's Christiane Amanpour this week that Turkey was open to putting boots on the ground in Syria, but only if "we can be sure that our border can be protected," to which he later added, "We don't want the regime anymore against our border."

Oct 12 07:01

2nd person in U.S. tests positive for Ebola

The nurse was involved in Duncan's second visit to the hospital, when he was admitted for treatment, and was wearing protective gear as prescribed by the CDC: gown, gloves, mask and shield, Varga said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so the CDC's recommended protection doesn't work, based on the CDC's continued insistence that Ebola is only passed by direct contact with an infected person. The WHO, past experience (such as Reston), and USAMRIID all strongly suggest Ebola is transmissible by air in aerosolized secretions, and handle Ebola as a BSL4 hot agent, meaning totally enclosed plastic suits with isolated air supplies and full decontamination of everyone leaving the hot zone before being allowed into the outside world.

It is time for the government to start treating Ebola as a real problem, and not just an inconvenience for the coming holiday shopping season. It is time to stop spending billions of dollars murdering Muslims and propping up Israel and start spending the taxpayer's money on the proper equipment for hospitals and communities to deal with this issue properly.



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Oct 12 06:52

Meanwhile, Whatever Happened to Al Qaeda??

Bernie Suarez
Activist Post

Watching world events lately one cannot help but to wonder, whatever happened to the war in Afghanistan? Are U.S. soldiers supposedly still exchanging fire with Al Qaeda as (supposed) payback for 9/11? For a couple years I had been offering cash reward for anyone who can prove the war in Afghanistan to be a real "war" scenario; you know, the one with the video proof of the opposition actually firing back at our positions...

Oct 12 06:47

War Crimes Swept Under Carpet During Ukraine Conflict

n almost a year of the Ukrainian crisis, a long list of crimes are yet to be properly investigated. Snipers in Kiev in February, the Odessa massacre in May, and the recent discovery of unmarked graves in Eastern Ukraine, are just a few of them. Moscow is asking the UN and international monitoring organization the OSCE to look into the cases, that Kiev has so far failed to investigate.

Oct 12 06:32

New Jersey Enforces Isolation Order for NBC Crew Exposed to Ebola Patient

New Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated.

The order went into effect Friday night and lasts until Oct. 22.

Oct 12 05:08

HAS NBC INTRODUCED EBOLA TO NEW YORK?

Oct 11 19:27

Britain and America to hold 'war games' to test reaction to bank collapse

Britain and America will hold 'war games' next week to test their response to the collapse of a major bank on either side of the Atlantic.

Chancellor George Osborne and Bank of England governor Mark Carney will join US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen in a Washington war room on Monday.

The simulated exercise will look at two scenarios – a major US bank with UK operations at risk and a major UK bank with US operations about to go under.

Oct 11 19:07

Asset seizures fuel police spending

Police agencies have used hundreds of millions of dollars taken from Americans under federal civil forfeiture law in recent years to buy guns, armored cars and electronic surveillance gear. They have also spent money on luxury vehicles, travel and a clown named Sparkles.

Oct 11 15:59

Freezing warning out for metro Detroit counties

Break out the warm gloves -- parts of Metro Detroiters will see freezing weather early Saturday.

The National Weather Service in White Lake Township has issued a freeze warning from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. for Livingston, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.

Oct 11 15:59

Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement

The Nielsen company on Friday admitted to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing, statistics that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in advertising spending for the entire broadcast industry.

Oct 11 15:40

Ferguson protest leaders: 'We'll take our anger out on people who failed us'

Livestream - WATCH Video #Ferguson Continues to Protest LIVE “weekend of resistance”#FergusonOctober #shawshooting #Ferguson #MichaelBrown #VonderrickMyers. #STL LIVE Stream

Oct 11 15:26

Kiev secretly received data from MH17 crash investigators

Ukrainian CyberBerkut hacktivists claim that they have penetrated the internal network of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry and found proof that Kiev is getting secret data from MH17 crash investigators, including information which implies its involvement.

A document, posted on the website cyber-berkut.net, and allegedly downloaded from Ukraine’s Defense Ministry network, dates back to August 7 and appears to be signed by Colonel Igor Zorin, the chief of Ukraine’s air defense forces. It is a report which maintains that a fragment of a projectile found together with the debris of the crashed flight MH17 is in fact a damage agent of a 9M38 surface-to-air guided missile belonging to the mobile air defense complex Buk or Buk M1.
(a type Russia doesn't use)

Oct 11 15:25

NSA Watchlist Guidance PDF - The Intercept

Terrorism Watchlist - Processes and Procedures.

Oct 11 15:07

US approves pricey $1,125 hepatitis C pill

price is set at $94,500 for a 12-week course

Oct 11 14:58

CDC could quarantine U.S. citizens for weeks if they refuse Ebola screenings

Non-citizens could be turned back

Oct 11 14:51

Thousands have gathered in St. Louis for a second day of rallies and marches

Ferguson protests take shape in St. Louis

Oct 11 14:16

Judeo-American imperium manipulates Canada into farcical ISIS quagmire

Like a blind mule,Canada has been led by the nose into nearly all of America’s militarist incursions in the Middle East and everywhere else the US imperium decides to plant its seed of destruction. Canadian troops, like their American and European counterparts, are essentially globalist cannon fodder, shipped halfway across the planet to fight unwinnable wars against bogus enemies manufactured in the propaganda caverns of the Pentagon.

On October 7 the Canadian parliament, effectively operating under the Stalinist dictatorship of Stephen Harper’s Neoconservative Party, voted to join the farcical US-led anti-ISIS campaign in Iraq and Syria.

Oct 11 12:51

The Pinhead Infantry of the Ignorant Armies of Night.

I am wondering... seriously... how stupid do you have to be to be seeking a career in today's second most amoral army on the planet? Maybe they aren't stupid. Maybe they are desperate and of course, in some cases, they like the idea of playing out heroic fictions. If it's a case of them thinking they are the good guys; that is stone cold, immovable ignorance. You've got to be as dumb as The Palin Family or a member of Congress to believe something like this. Of course, the congressional members are sanctimonious demagogues as much as anything else. They're actors who play a part while actually being apart from the act. They got a bonhomie machine that cranks out the feel good vibe even when they're not taking your hand and grabbing your elbow at the same time.

Oct 11 12:37

Somali pres survives assassination attempt

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, say military officials and an al-Shabaab commander. The al-Qaeda-linked militants on Saturday launched a mortar attack at the president's plane as it was trying to land at the airport of the southern town of Barawe, military officials said.

Oct 11 12:34

Battle for Baghdad: ISIS now within 8 miles of airport, armed with MANPADS

Islamic State’s offensive on the Iraqi capital intensified as the jihadist fighters advanced as far as Abu Ghraib, a suburb only 8 miles away from Baghdad’s international airport.

Oct 11 12:34

Did Israel commit genocide in Gaza?

In a special session of the Russell Tribunal held in Brussels on September 24, Israel’s military operation “Protective Edge” was critically scrutinized from the perspective of international law, including the core allegation of genocide. The process featured a series of testimonies by legal and weapons experts, health workers, journalists and others most of whom had experienced the 50 days of military assault.

Oct 11 12:19

Medical robot kills Ebola with UV light

A San Antonio-based medical device manufacturing company called Xenex has developed a robot that can kill Ebola or other viruses using just two minutes of ultraviolet light pulses. The robot, named "Little Moe," takes just five minutes to eradicate viruses from a single room, the company said.

The company made the announcement as the ongoing Ebola epidemic continues to grab headlines around the world. To date, more than 7,470 people have become infected, nearly all of whom in West Africa, and at least 3,439 people have died. Yet these number are widely regarded as severe underestimates. In addition, the number of people infected with the disease is doubling every 20 to 30 days.

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A shortwave UV lamp can be made using a fluorescent lamp tube with no phosphor coating. These lamps emit ultraviolet light with two peaks in the UVC band at 253.7 nm and 185 nm due to the mercury within the lamp. Eighty-five to 90% of the UV produced by these lamps is at 253.7 nm, whereas only five to ten percent is at 185 nm[citation needed]. The fused quartz glass tube passes the 253 nm radiation but blocks the 185 nm wavelength. Such tubes have two or three times the UVC power of a regular fluorescent lamp tube. These low-pressure lamps have a typical efficiency of approximately thirty to forty percent, meaning that for every 100 watts of electricity consumed by the lamp, they will produce approximately 30–40 watts of total UV output. These "germicidal" lamps are used extensively for disinfection of surfaces in laboratories and food processing industries, and for disinfecting water supplies.

Oct 11 12:03

“Genetic Strains of Ebola that have Never been Seen Before”. Media Lies and US Government Coverup

Here, we’ll quickly review a few very weighty MSM/U.S. Government Ebola lies before discussing what may be the most dangerous Ebola lie yet, which involves the risk of false negative Ebola tests. The lies in the next few paragraphs are mentioned in this article primarily because they might intersect in disconcerting ways with the false negative problem—a problem the CDC and MSM would rather lie about and pretend does not exist.

Oct 11 12:02

BIBI FACES THE NATION AND LIES THROUGH HIS TEETH

I’m not sure if this man is stupid or does he think everyone else is ….

Watch the following and decide for yourself.

Oct 11 12:02

ZIONISM’S PLAN TO SPREAD EBOLA

First zion helped the US establish ISIS, now they have plans for the monster ….

Spielberg couldn’t have written a funnier script even if he tried.

Oct 11 11:46

Government's Secretive "No-Fly List" Regime Crumbling

Marking the first major victory against the U.S. government's secretive 'No Fly List' on Friday, seven people who challenged their inclusion on the list were finally cleared and told they can once again enjoy the right to board an aircraft and fly commercially over domestic airspace.

Oct 11 11:09

Government’s secretive “no-fly list” regime said to be crumbling

‘THIS IS A VICTORY FOR TRANSPARENCY AND FAIRNESS OVER UNTENABLE GOVERNMENT SECRECY AND STONEWALLING.’

Oct 11 10:09

13 of 15 Ebola patients survived after recieving treatment with a common AIDS and Hepatitis antiviral.

Dr. Gabriel Logan is a bundle of energy. Wearing a yellow dress shirt untucked from his slacks, he races around the Liberian government hospital compound in Tubmanburg, north of the capital, Monrovia.

He also moves fast on the medical front, experimenting with his own idea of treatment for Ebola patients.

Oct 11 10:08

Detroit cop suspended after being caught wearing a murder victim's expensive watch

A Detroit police homicide sergeant has been suspended after department officials found him wearing a murder victim's expensive watch.

Oct 11 09:55

The Ghost in the GMO Machine

The bodies and minds of children living on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i are being threatened by exposure to chlorpyrifos, a synthetic insecticide that is heavily sprayed on fields located near their homes and schools.

For decades, researchers have been publishing reports about children who died or were maimed after exposure to chlorpyrifos, either in the womb or after birth. While chlorpyrifos can no longer legally be used around the house or in the garden, it is still legal to use on the farm. But researchers are finding that children aren’t safe when the insecticide is applied to nearby fields.

Oct 11 09:13

About 130 football fans have been detained in Belarus after the entire stadium joined in chanting a well-known song insulting President Vladimir Putin.

A court in the Belarusian capital Minsk has jailed eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
One man was sent to prison for 10 days for possessing fascist symbols. Seven others were jailed for five days for using obscene language.

Oct 11 09:13

Edward Snowden: "You're not patriotic, just because you back whoever is in power today. You're not patriotic because you back their policies. You're patriotic when you work to improve the lives of the people in your country, in your community

On October 6, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and contributing editor Stephen Cohen sat down in Moscow for a rare and wide-ranging conversation with Edward Snowden, whose courageous actions exposing the extent of warrantless surveillance of millions living in the United States by the NSA have sparked a critical, unprecedented and transformative debate about mass surveillance.

Oct 11 09:12

US government surveillance is destroying the digital economy, a roundtable of execs from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies tell Sen. Ron Wyden

The impact of US government surveillance on tech firms and the economy is going to get worse before it gets better, leaders at some of the biggest tech firms warned US Sen. Ron Wyden on Wednesday during a roundtable on the impact of US government surveillance on the digital economy.

Oct 11 09:00

Texas Ebola Outbreak Results in Forced Quarantine, Blood Draws Or Arrest

The United States has taken action in light of the recent Ebola outbreak in Dallas, appearing to want to keep the issue isolated. The U.S. government has forced quarantine and blood draws from the family in Dallas where a member was found to have the virus. They face arrest if they don’t comply.

My question is – if the government was so keen on keeping this ‘virus’ (biowarfare) in control, why didn’t they restrict travel from countries where it is running rampant? Why have they not informed hospitals of the possible dangers? Why was this man, who sought medical attention, turned loose to possibly contaminate hundreds more people before the government then decided to use militia tactics for lock down?

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What is that line from DC, "Never let a good crisis go to waste"?!?

What if this is less about keeping people safe than it is about using the fear this outbreak has caused as a weapon of psychological control as the "justification" for declaring national, martial law, suspending the Bill of Rights and Constitution, and postponing November's elections?!?

And please don't tell me Obama's advisers haven't thought about it, given what the polls look like right now!!!

Oct 11 09:00

2 arrested in ballot tampering scheme during Homestead election last year

Two men suspected of visiting a Homestead residence last year and filling out four people’s absentee ballots against their wishes were arrested Thursday.

Both men, who worked for then-candidate Mark Bell, were charged with four counts of unlawfully marking or designating a choice on a ballot, a third-degree felony, and one count of possessing more than two ballots at a time, a misdemeanor.

Oct 11 08:59

Is FEMEN Promoting Female Degeneracy Under The Guise Of Feminism?

FEMEN is a feminist protest group whose slogan is Sextremism. It was founded in Ukraine in 2008, and is now based in Paris. The organization became internationally known for organizing controversial topless protests (ranging from from public group urination to softcore street theatre) against “sex tourism,” religious institutions, sexism, homophobia and other social, national, and international topics.

Oct 11 08:53

Details of How Mandatory Ebola Vaccines Will Soon Be a Reality

What I learned from the meeting is that 0ver the next several days, the public is going to see several journalists revealing both classified and non classified material l related to the Ebola outbreak, and the subsequent deliberate spreading of Ebola through governmental inaction. The American people are also going to hear about operational details about how the government plans to deal with the Ebola outbreak.

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The big pharmaceutical corporations are already drooling over the coming tsunami of cash, and indemnified by the Homeland Security Act and the "Fast track" legislation, are about to foist a whole array of unproven and possibly dangerous concoctions on a gullible public. We have seen these manufacturers make some pretty bad mistakes in the past. The recent "epidemics" of measles and mumps overwhelmingly hit children who had received the MMR vaccine. Those who had not had the vaccine suffered much lower infection rates. The current Enterovirus outbreak is primarily hitting the children who had the "Triple whammy" of the MMR, Seasonal Flu, and polio vaccines. The symptoms of this illness are very close to those of polio, including permanent paralysis and some deaths, and may be a repeat of the disaster in India in 2011 in which a polio vaccine triggered polio symptoms such as permanent paralysis in 47,500 patients. India is now suing the promoters of the polio vaccine campaign.

In 1976 there was an outbreak of Swine Flu in the United States and the US Government ordered mandatory vaccinations, which had to stopped when it turned out the vaccine was killing 50 times as many people as the flu itself. During a more recent Swine Flu scare, the vaccines triggered an epidemic of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The 2009 "When Pigs Fly" flu was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, only after it artificially lowered the threshold of number of cases needed to make that headline-grabbing claim. People were stampeded into purchasing Tamiflu. Later studies showed that Tamiflu was no better at dealing with the flu than ordinary acetaminophen!

Today the big money is in the HPV vaccines, supposedly administered to prevent Cervical cancer, and given to girls (and oddly enough boys) too young to engage in sexual activity, and requiring an additional shot when they reach maturity. One of the most popular HPV vaccine, Gardasil, has harmed a great many patients, with symptoms that include sterility! Many nations, such as Japan, are dropping support for mandated HPV shots.

Fraud is rampant in the vaccine industry. In one case a researcher "testing" a new HIV vaccine spiked the test samples with HIV antibodies to make it look like the vaccine was working.

For a long time, parents of children who developed autism following the 36 vaccinations now recommended for children claimed there was a link between the vaccine and autism, most likely tied in with the mercury based preservative Thimerosal. But in 2004 the CDC released a report claiming that no link was found between MMR vaccines and autism. More recently, one of the doctors who worked on that report for the CDC, William W. Thompson, has blown the whistle that the CDC rigged the 2004 study to protect the vaccine industry profits. Despite this revelation, the orthodox medical establishment still cites the 2004 CDC report to assure parents that vaccines do not cause autism. The US has an autism rate of 1 child out of every 68, higher than any other nation on Earth. It is worth noting that among the American Amish, who refuse vaccines for religious reasons, the rate of autism is1 in 10,000.

Back in 1918, at the end of WW1, a pandemic swept the globe ultimately killing more people than had died in the war itself. The public was told it was a "Spanish" flu to obscure its real origins in a series of vaccine trials at Camp Funston (now Fort Riley) in the US, from which it spread to the rest of the globe with the deployment of infected US troops.

So now the same corporations that did all the above (and even worse) along with the same government that lied to you about the Spanish Flu, Saddam's nukes, and the 2004 CDC autism study want to make a fast buck selling you a miracle cure for one of the most deadly diseases known to humans, and expect us to trust them when they start pumping who knows what into our arms.

I don't think so!

Oct 11 08:50

Canada and Israel: Partners in Racial and Humanitarian Crimes

As most of the world has duly noted, Canada under the neo-Conservative Harper regime has been a front-runner in supporting Israel in its racial apartheid policies in Israel. Also, recently a discussion comparing South Africa’s apartheid system with that of Israel has occurred with South African testimony indicating that, while they are not the same, they are very similar, and in some circumstances, Israel’s apartheid is worse. What is not seen is Canada’s role in modeling apartheid for South Africa under the Afrikaner-dominated National Party. Canada’s role in developing these systems of apartheid has been seldom noted academically, and is given very little attention either domestically or internationally.

Oct 11 08:46

Harry Reid's bodyguard attacks journalist for questioning the Senator's net worth

Journalist, activist and author Jason Mattera received a violent response from one of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bodyguards after questioning the origins of Reid’s multi-million dollar net worth.

“How did you become so rich working in government?” asked Mattera who received no response after he and Reid had formally greeted.

hat's when one of Reid's bodyguards proceeded to put his hands on the journalist.

Even after Matera identified himself as press, the goon bodyguard continued to grip him up and drive him away from the Senator.

“I don’t care if you’re press or not,” the bodyguard explained.

Reid’s most recent net worth disclosure shows the Senator sitting somewhere between $2.9 and $6.7 million.

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Reid, like so many of his contemporaries in Congress, continues to get rich from inside information, and both covert, and overt, corporate campaign donations.

This is why every time a Congressional representative makes the comment that they are supporting legislation "for the good of the people", they are lying through their teeth; they do what they do for their own financial gain, and the gain of those companies which support them financially.

Oct 11 08:40

Israeli Military Official: The Upcoming War on Gaza Will Be Greater

Israeli occupation military officer said that “the upcoming war on Gaza will be greater, and will down more victims,” Israeli sources say.

Eyal Eizenberg, Israeli Occupation Army Home Front Command, in a lecture in The Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv University), said that “the recent assault on Gaza is not at all similar to the upcoming war that the Israeli army is preparing for.”

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Translation: what Eyal Eizenberg is talking about is genocide of all Palestinian Gazans.

Oct 11 08:30

India PM: Time for Bullets, Not Talk With Pakistan

Civilians on both sides of the Kashmir Line of Control got a brief respite today from a solid week of cross-border fighting between Indian and Pakistan forces, but leaders on both sides indicate it is likely to remain brief indeed.

In a statement at Maharashtra, Indian Premier Narendra Modi lashed Congress for meaningless statements on the border clashes, saying it is “not the time for empty talk by them, but for bullets by our soldiers.”

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This is a singularly depressing statement for the Indian Prime Minister to have made, publicly, at this time.

I would encourage both sides to ratchet down the rhetoric, and negotiate in a meaningful, good-will atmosphere, to get the shootings and border violations to stop.

More dead and crippled innocents will be an horrific moral stain on the reputations of the leadership of both countries.

Oct 11 08:28

The Tories Don't Understand Human Rights

Forced to abandon NHS bashing for the sake of the election, David Cameron needed to feed the right some red meat. He chose the European Convention on Human Rights, promising to repeal the Human Rights Act, which allows English judges to incorporate the dicta of the Strasbourg court into their rulings, and allow Parliament to ignore the European Court of Human Rights. This is more than simply wrong; it shows a fundamental failure to understand of the role human rights play in international law and politics.

Oct 11 08:24

VIDEO: NYPD Officer Under Investigation for Punching Out Teen Over a Cigarette

Another New York City police officer was under investigation on Wednesday for allegedly punching a 17-year-old boy who was already laying on the ground, WABC-TV reported.

Oct 11 08:06

Ankeny Cop Tries To Search Car Because ‘Everybody that Plays Frisbee Golf Smokes Weed’

Ankeny’s police chief is apologizing after a video surfaced showing an officer trying to search a motorist’s car because, according to the officer, everyone who plays Frisbee golf smokes pot.

Oct 11 08:05

$500M worth of US-bought planes destroyed by Afghans, sold as scrap for 6 cents a pound

Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of nearly $500 million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a government inquiry to determine why millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on the ill-fated program.

Oct 11 08:05

Agenda 21 land grab? Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

President Barack Obama declared a national monument on almost 350,000 acres of land in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. In a climate-change world, those resources would be important to control under federal law and other Agenda 21 initiatives.

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There is also some gold underneath those mountains, enough to lure weekend prospectors who like to pan the streams and rivers, especially after a major quake when gold gets shaken out of the seams. Claire and I used to go gold panning there and some of the gold we panned is in her wedding ring.8

Oct 11 08:02

“Bathroom Cops” Arresting Men in Public Bathrooms After “Shaking Off” When Done Urinating

A string of recent complaints filed by alleged victims of wrongful arrest are bringing question to NYPD practices of arresting men in public restrooms. There are currently undercover cops posted up in public restrooms across New York City, waiting to catch sexual predators in the act.

However, according to dozens of alleged victims, average men are becoming entrapped by these undercover agents, when they have done nothing wrong. Many of the victims have claimed that after urinating, “shaking off” and zipping up their pants, they were accused of “simulating masturbation” in view of the police officer.

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I guess New York is so crime free the cops have nothing better to do with their taxpayer-funded time!

Oct 11 08:00

Texas Creates Their Own "State-Run" "EBOLA Task Force",

After "CDC's" Grotesque Bio-safety Breaches

Oct 11 07:58

Fracking Setback in Poland Dims Hope for Less Russian Gas

Poland’s ambition to achieve energy independence from Russia is being undermined by drillers giving up on the nation’s shale wells after disappointing results.

The highest test flows during the country’s five-year search for unconventional gas were just 30 percent of what’s needed for commercial production, said Pawel Poprawa, a geologist at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. The number of active shale permits has fallen 43 percent from a high in January 2013 and explorers probably won’t extend all those expiring this year, according to Slawomir Brodzinski, the nation’s deputy environment minister.

Oct 11 07:58

CDC Tracks Cell Phone Location Data to Halt Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking the approximate locations of cell phone users in West Africa who dial emergency call centers in an effort to predict the onset and spread of Ebola outbreaks.

Oct 11 07:57

Ottawa urging Canadians in three Ebola-ravaged West African countries to leave

Ottawa is urging any Canadians living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to leave the Ebola-ravaged countries while they still can, warning that the government cannot guarantee it would be able to evacuate expatriates who fall ill in West Africa.

Oct 11 07:57

Nation's oldest Army armor unit locked down for 2nd day at Fort Carson

The nation's oldest Army armor unit at Fort Carson in Colorado remained in lockdown for a second day Friday, after the post began investigating "the unauthorized removal of government property," the military said.

The lockdown applies to the 1st Battalion 66th Armor Regiment "Iron Knights," an Army spokesman said.

"The 66th Armor Regiment is the oldest Armor unit in the United States Army, tracing it's lineage to the beginning of the Tank Service in February 1918," its Facebook page says.

Fort Carson chief of media Dani Johnson declined to elaborate Friday on the type of property allegedly removed.

Oct 11 07:57

Why Are Police Using Military-Grade Weapons in High Schools?

Michael Davis' block in Los Angeles used to have huge trees on both sides of the street, so big they created a canopy. "They were beautiful," says the 17-year-old high school senior. "They covered the whole top of the block." But recently, he says, the trees were cut down. In their place, there are now bright lights and security cameras. Davis is a youth leader with the Community Rights Campaign and its student club Taking Action, which organize around the school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration, and the criminalization of black and brown communities in Los Angeles. Having the trees on his block replaced with cameras and lights was just one sign of what Davis describes as a nationwide trend of police militarization against communities of color.

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Are these school districts out of their collective minds?!?

This has nothing to do with education, and everything to do with indoctrination of children into the US's "new normal", where weapon-wielding officers are the norm, to get kids "used to it", as this kind of surveillance/instant punishment goes mainstream.

Were I a mom of a kid in a school where this was being done, I would pull my kid out of that school so fast, the principal's head would spin.

Oct 11 07:56

Amnesty International slams US in death penalty report for executing mentally disabled prisoners

Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental or intellectual disabilities to be executed — a violation of international standards, the group wrote.

Oct 11 07:56

British doctors and soldiers will not be guaranteed return to UK if they contract Ebola

British doctors, nurses and soldiers sent to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not automatically be brought back to the UK for treatment if they are infected with the virus.

A total of 750 British troops are being sent to Sierra Leone to tackle the Ebola outbreak, along with hundreds of NHS volunteers who responded to an appeal from the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies.

Oct 11 07:54

ISIS reaches Baghdad suburbs, US troops block the way to BGW Int'l Airport

In their push to completely wipe out the national government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, terrorist members of the al-Qaeda allied Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Islamic Jihadist organization have made their way to the westernmost suburbs of Baghdad, as reported by CBS News on Oct. 10, 2014. CBS is also reporting that between the furthest advance of the ISIS column and the center of the nation's capital sits Baghdad International Airport (BGW) where at least 300 American troops assigned as perimeter security, as reported by the McClatchy News Service on June 30, 2014.

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ISIS may be involved in the fighting but what is really going on in Iraq is a replay of Iran in 1979 when the people of a nation decide to take their nation back from US puppet rule. Of course, such a thing cannot be allowed to happen. Those pesky provinces of the American empire are supposed to stay conquered once they have been conquered. If Iraq breaks free of US rule (as Libya is on the verge of doing) it might give other US provinces uppity ideas, which is why we are now seeing a third invasion of Iraq by the US!

Oct 11 07:51

"De-Dollarizing" Russia Pays Down Near-Record $53 Billion In Debt In Third Quarter

espite the reassuring narrative from The West that Russia faces "costs" and is increasingly "isolated" due to sanctions for its actions in Ukraine, the most recent data suggests reality is quite different. First, capital outflows slowed dramatically in Q3 (from $23.7 billion in Q2 to $13 billion in Q3) with September seeing capital inflows for the first time since Sept 2013. Second, Russia's current account surplus was significantly stronger than expected ($11.4 billion vs $8.8 billion expected) driven by increased trade. Third, and perhaps most crucially, Russia paid down a massive $52.8 billion in foreign debt as Putin "de-dollarizes" at near record pace, reducing external debt to the lowest since 2012.

Oct 11 07:51

Public Health Emergency Declared In Connecticut Over Ebola: Civil Rights Suspended Indefinitely

We warned a week ago of the various possibilities surrounding an Ebola outbreak in America, and today we get some degree of confirmation of a medical-based martial-law coming to the US. Governor Dan Malloy has declared a Public Health Emergency in Connecticut, authorizing the "isolation of any individual reasonably believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus." Simply put, as we noted previously, the State of Public Health Emergency allows bureaucrats to detain and force-vaccinate people without due process - despite not one single case being found in CT. If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone.

Oct 11 07:49

BEX ALERT - Russia Deploying Tactical Nuclear Arms in Crimea

Russia is moving tactical nuclear weapons systems into recently-annexed Crimea while the Obama administration is backing informal talks aimed at cutting U.S. tactical nuclear deployments in Europe.

Three senior House Republican leaders wrote to President Obama two weeks ago warning that Moscow will deploy nuclear missiles and bombers armed with long-range air launched cruise missiles into occupied Ukrainian territory.

“Locating nuclear weapons on the sovereign territory of another state without its permission is a devious and cynical action,” states the letter signed by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) and two subcommittee chairmen.

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Of course, neither Bill Gertz nor Howard McKeon provide any proof of this assertion. It is just a replay of Saddam's Nukes to move along the agenda of direct confrontation with Russia. Putin's track records to date is to keep things calmed down, and hence he would not do such a provocative move. Nor does he need to. Russia has plenty of long-range nuclear weapons safely inside their own territory, and does not need to forward base any into Crimea.

Oct 11 07:45

Roberts vows to ‘shut down the Senate’ if Obama empties Gitmo

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) on Friday vowed to block all legislation in the Senate with a prolonged filibuster if President Obama tries to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States.

A day after Tea Party hero Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) campaigned with him in Wichita, Roberts threatened to wage a marathon talk session similar to the one Cruz held last year to protest the implementation of ObamaCare.

“I stopped him once from trying to send a Gitmo terrorist to Leavenworth. I shall do it again, I shall do it again and if he tries it again I will shut down the Senate,” Roberts said, referring to the military prison located sixty miles east of his campaign headquarters in Topeka where he spoke to campaign volunteers.

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Here's the deal.

As reported at defenseone.com in June of this year:

Here are the facts about the status of the detainees at Gitmo. The administration has already cleared 78 of the 149 remaining prisoners for transfer. Having never been charged with a crime, these detainees have since been deemed to pose no national security threat by defense and intelligence officials and could be set for departure at any time.

So over what precisely does Senator Roberts have his knickers in a twist about?!?

IS it perhaps that water-boarding is not the worst thing that was done to them to get them to confess, in the very midieval US-created, or sponsored torture?!?

Is it perhaps that moral questions would be asked, about why the Bush administration encouraged torture, when it has been known, since the Catholic Inquisition, that torture only gets the tortured person to say just what his torturer wants to hear to get the torture to stop?!?

In a report from thinkprogress.org,dated 9 February, 2009, the following was reported to have been done to Binyam Mohamed, a British resident:

Source: Think Progress Gitmo Detainee’s ‘Genitals Were Sliced With A Scalpel,’ Waterboarding ‘Far Down The List Of Things They Did’ Last week, two British High Court judges ruled against releasing documents describing the treatment of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. The judges said the Bush administration “had threatened to withhold intelligence cooperation with Britain if the information were made public.” But The Daily Telegraph reported over the weekend that the documents actually “contained details of how British intelligence officers supplied information to (Mohamed’s) captors and contributed questions while he was brutally tortured.” In fact, it was British officials, not the Americans, who pressured Foreign Secretary David Miliband “to do nothing that would leave serving MI6 officers open to prosecution.” According to the Telegraph’s sources, the documents describe particularly gruesome interrogation tactics: The 25 lines edited out of the court papers contained details of how Mr Mohamed’s genitals were sliced with a scalpel and other torture methods so extreme that waterboarding, the controversial technique of simulated drowning, “is very far down the list of things they did,” the official said. Another source familiar with the case said: “British intelligence officers knew about the torture and didn’t do anything about it.”

I would really like to press Senator Roberts about how justified he beleived this treatment was of this man, and if he would be willing to undergo such a procedure to see for himself just how it feels.

The use of torture by the US government (or outsourced to another government) does two things.

First, it lets the world know that those values US politicians love to publicly embrace, like justice, human rights, and democracy, are not observed here in the slightest, when it comes to prisoners of war.

Secondly, it gives carte blanch to those countries which do not very much like the US to torture both US civilians and our millitary.

Those with family and friends in the military, please chew on that last one for awhile.

Oct 11 07:21

Why Oil Is Plunging: The Other Part Of The "Secret Deal" Between The US And Saudi Arabia

Two weeks ago, we revealed one part of the "Secret Deal" between the US and Saudi Arabia: namely what the US 'brought to the table' as part of its grand alliance strategy in the middle east, which proudly revealed Saudi Arabia to be "aligned" with the US against ISIS, when in reality John Kerry was merely doing Saudi Arabia's will when the WSJ reported that "the process gave the Saudis leverage to extract a fresh U.S. commitment to beef up training for rebels fighting Mr. Assad, whose demise the Saudis still see as a top priority."

Oct 11 07:20

Russia dumping dollars to use to protect currency and falling oil prices

As the United States expands its proxy war against Russia and the BRICS nations through a newly discovered secret deal with Saudi Arabia to force down global oil prices, Russia is firing back to this monetary attack against their currency and economy.

Oct 11 07:19

Israel, Here Comes The End

An Israeli Facebook page launched earlier this month to assist Israelis in escaping their apocalypse through migration has now gone viral reaching more than 700,000 Israelis. It is called Olim Le-Berlin, ‘Ascending to Berlin,’ using the same positive Hebrew expression ‘Aliya’ attributed to the Jewish Diaspora emigrating to Israel.

Apparently, the confident Zio-patriotic balloon has been burst by a few Palestinian rockets landing in Tel Aviv. In truth, this implosion is occurring because the Jewish State is an inconvincible concept. As much as the Jews yearned to return to their phantasmic ‘homeland,’ they failed to make Palestine into a true home. On the contrary, Israel has become the definitive showcase of every problematic Jewish ideological and cultural trait: it is racially supremacist, it is exclusive, it is an abusive ghetto suffocated with goy hatred, and its treatment of its own people and especially its poor is despicable.

Oct 11 07:18

Saudi Arabia Unleashing 'Systematic and Ruthless' Repression Against Dissenters: Report

Front row, left to right: Dr Abdullah al - Hamid, Waleed Abu al - Khair, Dr Mohammad al - Qahtani , Sheikh Suliaman al - Rashudi, Dr Abdulkareem al - Khoder, following a trial session on al - Hamid and al - Qahtani. (Photo Courtesy of Amnesty International Report)

U.S. ally Saudi Arabia is methodically harassing, detaining, and abusing human rights campaigners, going to "extreme lengths to hound critics into silent submission," according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International.

"The Saudi Arabian authorities have consolidated their iron grip on power through a systematic and ruthless campaign of persecution against peaceful activists in a bid to suppress any criticism of the state in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings," said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Program.

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While the US decries beheadings by ISIS, Saudi Arabia beheads and amputates limbs with impunity, not to mention their treatment of human rights campaigners.

And yet, Saudi Arabia is a "partner" for the US government and the West, just as is Bahrain, which has the same human rights problems?!?

I love the smell of US government hypocrisy in the morning!!!

Oct 11 07:15

Stephen Hawking, “I’m an Atheist” Creationist Pastor, “He’s a Fool.” Church and Science Debate Back in Public Discourse?

Below is an image of the still theoretical HIggs Boson, considered one of the two fundamental particles that make up all matter that came into existence at moment of the Big Bang.
The question is, as always, “what came before the Big Bang”?
Saint Thomas Aquinas, who died in 1276, asked the question, “what caused the First Cause that caused the existence of the Universe?”

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"You believe that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a woman made from a rib was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

"And you don't understand why I have doubts?"


The good professor has walked into a trap called "The Big Bang", which is not science but religion made to look like science. There are ample reason to suspect it is a lot of nonsense, not the least of which is that a Monk came up with the idea. But science often clings to revealed dogma as willingly as the buy-bull bangers, as Galileo's opposition proved.

Oct 11 07:13

Home> InternationalJapan, US Revising Defense Plans With Eye on China

Japan and the United States are revising their mutual defense guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades to respond to China's military expansion and increase Japan's role in regional defense.

An interim report released Wednesday says the U.S. and Japan are pursuing a wider partnership that requires "enhanced capabilities and greater shared responsibilities."

The revision, the first since 1997, comes at a time of heightened Japan-China tensions over islands claimed by both countries in the East China Sea, as well as continuing concern about North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons development.

"What we need to address today is quite different from what we were aiming for in 1997," Koji Kano, a Defense Ministry official in the Japan-U.S. cooperation division, told reporters earlier this week. "The point is how Japan and the U.S. can respond better in the current environment."

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Translation: the US government is looking at a war against both China and Russia.

Oct 11 07:08

NSA May Have Undercover Operatives in Foreign Companies

As a much-anticipated documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden premiers in New York this evening, new revelations are being published simultaneously that expose more information about the NSA’s work to compromise computer networks and devices.

Newly-brought-to-light documents leaked by Snowden discuss operations by the NSA working inside China, Germany and South Korea to help physically subvert and compromise foreign networks and equipment, according to a report published by The Intercept. They also suggest the NSA may have undercover agents planted inside companies to provide assistance in gaining access to systems in the global communications industry. And they bolster previous reports that the NSA works with U.S. and foreign companies to weaken their encryption systems.

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Nothing surprises me any more about the lengths to which this federal government will go to subvert and surveille other governments.

And for quite some time, I have not been able to believe ANYTHING this government tells me; it is all lies to prop up whatever agenda is important to it at any given moment.

Oct 11 07:02

Critics to Obama: 'Draconian Cuts' Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

President Obama's comments on Wednesday that U.S. military spending is under threat of "draconian" cuts were met with immediate rebuke from analysts, who say the poor are bearing the brunt of austerity while the war budget remains largely untouched.

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And that is a major reason this nation is not really prepared to handle an Ebola outbreak here!

Oct 11 06:59

4,000 veterans personal information compromised

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio is notifying 4,000 Veterans whose personal information was compromised Wednesday.
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In an attempt to notify Veterans of the new federal rule of Hydrocodone combination, letters were inadvertently printed double-sided.

On the front page one unique Veteran’s information was printed and another unique Veteran’s information was printed on the back.

Oct 11 06:58

Why Benjamin Netanyahu Is Wrong To Cite ‘American Values’ in Jerusalem Feud

In case you missed it, Netanyahu and President Obama were blindsided hours before their October 1 Oval Office meeting by an announcement of new construction in East Jerusalem. Final approval had been given for 2,610 housing units at Givat Matos, across the old pre-1967 border on the road to Bethlehem. These announcements crop up regularly at delicate moments in U.S.-Israel relations. It’s almost a ritual.

Oct 11 06:57

Former Border Patrol Agent: CDC “Disappearing” Potential Ebola Victims

Former Border Patrol Agent Zach Taylor has divulged that the CDC is working with Border Patrol authorities and the Department of Homeland Security to disappear potential Ebola victims attempting to cross the border into the United States.

Oct 11 06:36

US-led coalition seeks to break up Iraq: Senior Shia cleric

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr says the US-led coalition against the ISIL Takfiri group is aimed at disintegrating Iraq.

Oct 11 06:30

FORBIDDEN PHOTOS OF ADOLF HITLER

IF A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS.......
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...then a censored picture must be worth 10,000 censored words. Adolf Hitler was the most photographed man of his time, and yet, the only images we ever see of him portray him negatively - usually delivering an impassioned speech.
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This collection of images show another side to the man - a side that someone does not want you to see!
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Have a close look. Ask yourself if maybe....just maybe....this was not the eeeeeeevil murderous monster portrayed in History books and Hollywood films. Study the images, and open your mind to the possibility that maybe...just maybe.... we have been lied to about World War II (and so many other events!)

Oct 11 02:41

State pension pot 'will be empty within year'

CASH reserves which pay out pensions will run dry next year, new research has warned.

A ‘serious flaw’ in the National Insurance fund will leave the Government short of money for pensioners within 12 months and the Treasury will be forced to raid income tax receipts to ensure old-age payouts continue, according to think-tank the Centre for Policy Studies.

Michael Johnson, the academic who wrote the report, described the state pension as “unsustainable”.

Oct 11 02:17

Edward Snowden's girlfriend living with him in Moscow, film reveals

The mystery of the whereabouts of Edward Snowden’s long-time girlfriend is solved in a documentary that premiered in New York on Friday night: she has been living with the national security whistleblower in Russia since July.

The surprise revelation in the documentary, filmed by Laura Poitras, upends the widespread assumption that Snowden had deserted Lindsay Mills and that she, in a fit of pique, fled Hawaii where they had been living to stay with her parents in mainland US.

October 10, 2014

Oct 10 22:19

Is this Palestine’s last chance?

Ever since I began taking an interest in the Palestinians’ struggle – nearly ten years ago – those brave people have been cursed with rubbish leadership that has taken them steadily backwards instead of forwards… leadership that studiously ignores Palestine’s friends outside, fails its people inside and allows its territory and resources to dwindle.

The words “unity government” are on everyone’s lips. But is it really a good idea for Palestinians to unite under the likes of Abbas and his cockeyed, lazy PLO? Where are the alternative leaders hiding?

Please don’t tell us there aren’t any.

Oct 10 18:50

Fort Carson is on Lockdown!

The missing property that prompted the lockdown of a Fort Carson armor battalion is likely a "sensitive item", a category of gear that includes weapons, ammunition and night vision goggles.

Fort Carson is reluctant to speak about what was lost or stolen.

Oct 10 18:26

Elephants Worth More Alive Than Dead - Tourism revenue outweighs profits from poaching. New report finds they're worth about 76 times as much alive. Tusks sell for about $21,000 on black market

Ivory from a poached elephant sells on the black market for about $21,000. A living elephant, on the other hand, is worth more than $1.6 million in ecotourism opportunities. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Oct 10 18:26

Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws in Wisconsin and Texas

The Supreme Court on Thursday evening stopped officials in Wisconsin from requiring voters there to provide photo identification before casting their ballots in the coming election.

Oct 10 18:07

The Tragedy Of Modern Democracy

I read and heard about Hong Kong’s students putting themselves at risk demonstrating for democracy, and my first instinct was sympathy, sympathy for their passionate idealism, but sympathy in another sense too, for their sad illusions. I ask myself, and it is not a trivial question, what is it exactly that they believe they fight for? Democracy has become such a totemic word, we all are trained to revere it, unquestioningly, almost the way 16th century people were expected to behave in the presence of the Host during Communion. But just where in the West do we see countries who call themselves democracies behaving in democratic ways, indeed where do we see genuine democracies? And if it is such an important concept, why should that be?

Oct 10 18:07

How Mainstream U.S. Media Sold the War on ISIS

A war-weary American public that a year ago resoundingly rejected US military intervention in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime now is rallying behind the use of force to destroy the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). In just three months, from June to September, support for US airstrikes in Iraq soared from 45% percent to 71%, and to 65% for airstrikes in Syria.

Oct 10 17:49

What Obama’s Ukrainian Stooges Did

Here are highlights from a one-hour-and-thirty-seven-minute video documenting the ethnic cleansing or attempted genocide against the residents in southeast Ukraine, the Ukrainian area that had voted overwhelmingly for the man whom Obama overthrew on February 22nd. If the voters in that region were to stay in the then-existing territory of Ukraine, no nationwide Ukrainian vote (such as for Ukraine’s President) would favor the pro-U.S, anti-Russian, Government, that Obama had installed in February of this year. Even if new leaders would be elected, the government would then go back to being predominantly pro-Russian, as it had been under Yanukovych.

Oct 10 17:36

Fear Spreads As Global Economy Slows

Oct 10 17:26

Freedom Walking for Palestine and BDS

In the 1960s, US Freedom Riders challenged racist injustice and related human rights abuses. Their activism made a difference.

They rode interstate buses across segregated southern states. They risked life and limb at times doing so.

They endured arrests for trespassing, unlawful assembly, as well as violating state and local Jim Crow laws.

Oct 10 15:46

Police given automatic access to mobile phone records

Three of Britain's four mobile phone networks - EE, Vodafone and Three - are providing call records to police forces across the UK on request at the click of a mouse, according to a new investigation.

The data is handed over without a warrant or any other safeguards under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), which was introduced in 2000. RIPA is also the enabling act that allows GCHQ to conduct mass surveillance of people's web activity.

Oct 10 15:36

New app allows San Diegans to tattle on water-wasters

The city of San Diego today unveiled a smartphone application that will let users take photographs of water waste and report the address to the Water Conservation Department.

Oct 10 15:30

The myth of Assad, ISIL and extremism

Joe Biden’s comments last week linking US Mideast allies to the funding and arming of ISIL, Al Nusra & Al Qaeda were preceded by a surprising number of similar comments by current and former western officials in the past month. This is unusual notes Middle East geopolitical analyst Sharmine Narwani, because the West’s narrative for years has been to blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies for the proliferation of extremism in the region.

In her latest offering at RT’s Op-Edge, Ms. Narwani examines two secret US documents that tell a different story altogether.

Oct 10 15:15

Sergeant Found with Dead Man’s Watch, Police Say

Detroit police say a homicide sergeant has been suspended after officials found him with a watch that had been worn by a slain man.

Oct 10 15:10

Is Obama Being Threatened by US Hawks with ‘Security Risks’?

Is there something more significant to the rash of disclosures than mere incompetence among the president’s security detail? Are powerful people within the US government perhaps trying to send Obama a grim warning?

We should bear in mind that the US-led military intervention in Iraq and Syria and the growing confrontation with Russia over Ukraine seem to have entered a critical phase. The US military-industrial complex is pushing for a full-scale and relentless intervention in the Middle East, as well as ever-increasing tensions over Ukraine by goading the reactionary Kiev regime into antagonizing Russia.

With billions of dollars at stake from arms sales, business reports have noted that America’s top weapons companies, such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, are soaring in their stock market values. Every fighter jet sortie in Iraq and Syria, every missile launched, every warship despatched to the Black Sea is rallying stupendous profits for these companies.

Oct 10 14:09

Smartphones 'remotely wiped' in police custody, as encryption vs. law enforcement heats up

British police forces have complained that as many as six smartphones seized have been remotely wiped in the past year, potentially killing vital evidence as part of ongoing investigations.

The somewhat comical angle from the BBC News on Thursday was that Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Durham police "don't know how people wiped them."

Oct 10 13:46

VIDEO: Hawk Attacks Quadcopter Drone

a hawk decided he wasn't too happy with invasion of his airspace..

Oct 10 13:26

Whole of Westminster 'shaken up' by Douglas Carswell's Ukip victory

He claimed that Ukip could soon hold the balance of power within Westminster following the stunning win in Essex and a close second in Heywood and Middleton.

The Ukip leader told BBC News: "The whole of British politics has been shaken up in a way that the complacent Westminster class could never even have contemplated.

"Something big is happening here. People want change.

"They have had enough of career politicians in three parties who don't even understand the problems they face in their everyday lives. People want real change.

Oct 10 13:22

Special Report: Flaws found in Ukraine's probe of Maidan massacre

Reuters) - For millions of Ukrainians, it was a crime against humanity. In February, more than 100 protesters were gunned down in the Maidan uprising that toppled the president, Viktor Yanukovich. The victims are now known as “the Heavenly Hundred.”

In April, prosecutors arrested three suspects, members of an elite unit within the “Berkut” riot police. Senior among them was Dmytro Sadovnyk, 38, a decorated commander, who was accused of ordering his men to fire on the crowds on the morning of Feb. 20. The three stand accused of massacring 39 unarmed protesters.

On Sept. 19, the case took a turn when a judge released Sadovnyk into house arrest – and, two weeks later, he went missing.

Oct 10 13:20

Will Ukraine commit economic suicide?

Ukraine is on the brink of committing economic suicide after imposing a crippling 55% tax on private gas producers, while parliament prepares to vote on next year's budget, which aims for a continuation of the same.

The Oct. 14 budget vote—which is already a month late—is a major condition for Ukraine's next credit tranche from the European Union, but if the 2015 budget goes through as proposed, it will decimate independent natural gas production, remove any potential for Ukrainian energy independence and deal a further blow to the already struggling economy.

Oct 10 13:19

Former Border Patrol Agent: CDC “disappearing” potential Ebola victims

correspondent confirms illegal aliens with illnesses being secretly quarantined

Oct 10 13:19

Anger grows within Labour over forced Palestinian vote

Earlier this week, party managers instructed Labour shadow ministers that they had to vote in favour of a historic parliamentary motion on Monday that would call on the British Government to unilaterally recognise the state of Palestine.

But the move has resulted in a furious backlash from pro-Israeli members of the party who believe that Labour should recognise Palestine only as part of a wide Middle East peace settlement.

It also led to an unprecedented letter to MPs from Labour’s sister party in Israel warning that any vote in favour of recognition would make peace less rather than more likely.

Several shadow ministers are understood to have gone to see Mr Miliband in an effort to persuade him to change his mind and offer Labour MPs a free vote on the motion – which is being proposed by the backbench MP Grahame Morris.

Oct 10 10:54

International Media Barely Raises Eyebrow over Assassination of Pro-Government Legislator in Venezuela

The gruesome assassination of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra (27) and his partner Maria Herrera last Wednesday has shaken the administration of President Nicolas Maduro and the wider country. Serra was the youngest member of the National Assembly and a rising star in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

Oct 10 10:54

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Above 4,000

The total number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The Geneva-based U.N. agency said that 4,033 deaths confirmed, probably or suspected to have been caused by Ebola have now been recorded.

Oct 10 10:52

Virus researchers say Ebola could spread through air - and even spread without symptoms

The chorus of U.S. health officials constantly reassuring the public that Ebola can't transmit through the air is quickly tailing off, as virologists and other disease experts say "not so fast." Health experts know very little about the nature of the Ebola strain now in circulation, they say, and it appears as though the current iteration of the disease is much more virulent than previously believed.

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