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Aug 12 06:58

Kiev vows to halt Russian aid convoy

Kiev said it would refuse entry to any Russian trucks allegedly carrying humanitarian aid into Ukraine and consider any illegal crossing on to its territory an act of aggression, hours after Moscow said it had sent 280 vehicles with relief goods on the way to the border....

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This only 24 hours after Kiev had announced it would allow the humanitarian aid, organized by the International Red Cross, to go through. Now the US, even as it sends troops and materials into Iraq under the guise of humanitarian aid, is accusing Russia of an imminent invasion.

Keep in mind that all this Ukraine mess was started by the United States and the European Union last January when the elected government of Ukraine rejected an offer to merge with the EU and decided they would accept a better offer from the Russian Republics. This triggered the US/EU-backed overthrow of the government in Kiev and the installation of a junta willing to murder their own people to force them into the slavery of the ECB and IMF. Crimea and the Eastern Republics wanted nothing to do with an unelected government in Kiev that was clearly not representing their best interests and seceded, and the situation had escalated to attempts to provoke outright war with Russia while pretending this is all Russia's fault.

Aug 12 06:52

Suit : Cop Eric Roberts Raped a Woman During Traffic Stop

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper accused of raping woman while on duty

Aug 12 06:51

Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less

Campaign staffers who are people of color routinely get paid less than their white counterparts,

Aug 12 06:51

Another Kidnapped Victim Killed By Trigger Happy Pigs

Gunfire from cops, not bank robbers, killed hostage: Misty Holt-Singh,

41, was struck about 10 times by police bullets.


Aug 12 06:48

Eyewitness to Missouri teen Michael Brown shooting recounts his friend’s death

Brown made it past the third car. Then, “blam!” the officer took his

second shot, striking Brown in the back.

At that point, Johnson says

Brown stopped, turned with his hands up and said

“I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!”

Aug 12 06:48

Hillary Clinton’s Criminality in Benghazi

Last week, former Secretary of State and presumed Democratic 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton writes that her handling of the Benghazi crisis of September 11, 2012 actually provides more impetus for a White House run.

Rather than trotting around the book circuit claiming the mantle of White House frontrunner thanks to her inaction and malfeasance in Benghazi, she should be sitting in the defendant’s chair in a court of law.

The question for Hillary Clinton is not whether she should be president. The question is whether she should be in prison.

Aug 12 06:43

NYT Discovers Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis at War

Now, as the Ukrainian military tightens its noose around the remaining rebel strongholds, battering them with artillery fire and aerial bombardments, thousands of neo-Nazi militia members are again pressing to the front as fiercely motivated fighters determined to kill as many ethnic Russians as they can. It is a remarkable story but one that the mainstream U.S. news media would prefer not to notice.

The New York Times reported almost in passing on Sunday that the Ukrainian government’s offensive against ethnic Russian rebels in the east has unleashed far-right paramilitary militias that have even raised a neo-Nazi banner over the conquered town of Marinka, just west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

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Aug 12 06:40

Malpractice: It's Not Just Healthcare That's Bankrupt--It's Our Legal System, Too

Yes, there is malpractice, but our current system is insane.

Aug 12 06:16

Philly DA sued over $5.8 million civil forfeiture “machine.”

A class-action federal civil rights lawsuit, filed yesterday by the Institute for Justice, a Libertarian-oriented civil liberties union, and the Philadelphia civil liberties law firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing and Feinberg, accuses the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office of violating the civil rights of thousands of Philadelphians who have had their houses and other property confiscated by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, in many cases without any criminal charge being filed against them.

The complaint, filed yesterday in the United States Eastern District of Pennsylvania, accuses the D.A. of using “civil forfeiture” — a set of laws that allow law- enforcement officials to seize and keep property with a link, often vaguely defined, to illegal activity — to pad its budget at the expense of property owners by depriving them, the complaint alleges, of their constitutional rights to due process.


Aug 12 05:43

Private healthcare industry buying MPs who will vote to privatize areas of Britain's NHS

Resigning minister Mark Simmonds earnt 417 pounds an hour for his “consultancy” work for Circle Healthcare, a group looking to profit from the massive privatisation of NHS services and functions. He had to give it up during his time as Minsiter, but presumably can now go back to it. Simmonds gets 50,000 a year from Circle, broken down into 12,500 payments once a quarter, for ten hours a month. That is 417 pounds an hour.

This is blatant corruption. Simmonds has no great expertise worth that money, it is simply that the private healthcare industry is buying the MPs who will vote to privatise areas of the NHS to them. New Labour are just as bad as the Tories. Alistair Darling received 12,000 pounds for one after dinner speech to Cinven Ltd, a firm which does nothing but benefit from privatisation of NHS services. Was it because Alistair Darling is just the entertainment people want after a good dinner? No, they were buying his vote. New Labour and Tory MPs are both up to their eyeballs in NHS privatisation money.

Aug 12 05:33

The Guardian's Editor Rusbridger - "A Handmaiden to Power", says Craig Murray

Rusbridger’s Guardian has become an unrepentant unionist, zionist, and neo-con New Labour propaganda vehicle. Particularly deceitful is their attitude to the security services and the “war on terror”, where Rusbridger stands revealed as a handmaiden to power. He was, a very senior Guardian source told me, particularly upset when I described him as “Tony Blair’s catamite”. Let me say it again.

Let me give you a specific case to illustrate my point.

On 2 August the Guardian published a piece by Jamie Doward and Ian Cobain which, on the face of it, exposed the British Foreign Office for lobbying against the publication of the US Senate report on extraordinary rendition, lest details of British complicity become public.

On the face of it, a worthy piece of journalism exposing deeply shady government behaviour.

Aug 12 05:30

Russia Ships Coal to America Despite Sanctions

"..The Russian coal imported to New England emits less sulfur than most of our coal, making it easier to comply with environmental requirements. Russian coal also has a greater heat content, producing more power per ton than most of our coal, releasing less greenhouse gas emissions per ton burned.

But how does importing coal from Russia jive with our increasing sanctions against The Bear in the aftermath of their military aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine?

That is not at all clear. Exxon is going ahead with its billion-dollar venture in the Russian Arctic Ocean as if there’s no issue (WSJ). Natural gas supplies from Russia to Europe have not particularly been affected yet, although that may change. Russian gas pipelines are running normally, even through the Ukraine (Austria).."

Aug 12 05:22

1,200 Spanish University Professors and Researchers Demand to Break Academic Relationships with Israel

More than one thousand professionals have signed a manifesto, released by the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) academic campaign for Palestine, demanding to end all institutional relations with the Israeli academic world, until it stops supporting occupation and apartheid in Palestine.

The campaign, which started two years ago, asks for support from professionals from the academic and scientific field, and also from associations linked to this field, such as student’s and worker’s unions, research centers, professional associations, etc. From the 1,400 people who have signed the manifesto, 150 are professors, 850 are teachers and 200 are researchers. More than fifty-two associations linked to the academic field have also signed; among them there are research groups and University departments.


Aug 12 04:51

Top Conservative MP 'revealed secrets of Bloody Sunday to Northern Irish rent boy'

Former Attorney General Sir Michael Havers is today accused of passing on state secrets to a rent boy in the aftermath of a sordid sex party in Westminster.

The Northern Ireland lad, now 59, claims the top Tory told him of bombshell top-level decisions that led to the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre.

He says Havers “squeezed” him as he told him of private ­discussions that made clear what Prime Minister Ted Heath thought about the Derry ­shootings in which 14 people died.

The former rent boy , who was then 20, said he listened in awe as Havers began spilling secrets to him just three years after the massacre following one of the debauched parties now at the centre of the Westminster MPs sex scandal.

Aug 12 04:49

Judge affirms probationer has a right to tape police officer in her home

In a statement of findings and recommendations filed last week, a US Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of California affirmed that a woman on searchable probation had the right to videotape three officers who came to her home to search it.

In February 2011, plaintiff Mary Crago was visited by three police officers, including defendant Officer Kenneth Leonard. Leonard was working on the Sacramento Police Department's Metal Theft Task Force, and he was tipped off that Crago may have been involved in a theft involving a vehicle battery. Since Crago was on searchable probation, the officers entered her home—the door was open—and they found Crago “sitting on a mattress, digging furiously through a purse.”


Aug 12 04:39

Four UK nuclear reactors forced to shut down in safety alert

Four nuclear reactors are to be closed temporarily following a safety alert.

The need to investigate a fault in a boiler system means that the reactors will be out of action for around eight weeks.

Two reactors at Heysham, Lancashire, and two at Hartlepool, County Durham, will close tomorrow, according to French energy giant EDF.

Two reactors at Heysham, Lancashire will close tomorrow so a fault in a boiler system can be investigated, according to French energy giant EDF

Together the four units serve three million homes, supplying 10 per cent of Britain’s nuclear power.

Aug 12 04:37

DEA improperly paid $854,460 for Amtrak passenger lists

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network, The Associated Press has learned.

The employee was not publicly identified except as a “secretary to a train and engine crew” in a report on the incident by Amtrak’s inspector general. The secretary was allowed to retire, rather than face administrative discipline, after the discovery that the employee had effectively been acting as an informant who “regularly” sold private passenger information since 1995 without Amtrak’s approval, according to a one-paragraph summary of the matter

August 11, 2014

Aug 11 22:24

Islamic State militants threaten Turkey with violence if Euphrates water supply not restored

Islamic State militants have directly threatened Turkey with violence as they swore to “liberate” Istanbul in order to reopen a dam on the Euphrates River. Water flow to parts of Syria and Iraq is at a record low.

Aug 11 22:21

Maliki refuses to go after Iraq designates new prime minister

Iraq’s president named Haidar al-Abadi as the country’s new prime minister to end Nouri al-Maliki’s eight-year rule Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Baghdad.

Aug 11 22:17

Humanitarian cargo convoy sets off from Moscow Region to southeast Ukraine

A convoy of up to 280 trucks carrying 2,000 metric tons of humanitarian cargo for the embattled southeastern Ukrainian regions has set off on early Tuesday from the Moscow Region.

Aug 11 21:33

Abu Khdeir murder suspect gives account of killing

Ed note–pay attention to the statement made by these murderers at the end–

“We’re not like the sons of Ishmael [meaning Arabs]…We’re Jews. We have a heart…We are merciful Jews. We are human beings.’”

And herein lies the madness that rots the core of these people. No matter what they do, no matter how heinous, vicious and evil, they refuse to accuse themselves. They are an unrepentant, unregenerate people, made so by their ‘chosen’ mindset, coupled with a religion that gives the green light to every form of evil imaginable in the minds of men or in the mind of Satan.

And people are shocked at the lack of compassion in these people when 2,000 innocent ‘sons of Ishmael’ are incinerated in Gaza?

Aug 11 20:37

Eric Margolis: What If There's a Real War in Ukraine?

Russia and the West are at war – over fruits, veggies, pork and bank loans. The cause is Ukraine, a vast emptiness formerly unknown to the western world, but now deemed a vital national security interest worthy of a risking a very scary war.

Economic embargos such as those launched by the US against Russia may seem relatively harmless. They are not. Trade sanctions are a form of strategic warfare that is sometimes followed by bullets and shells.

Think, for good example, of the 1940 US embargo against Japan that led Tokyo’s fateful decision to go to war rather than face slow, economic strangulation. How many Americans know that President Roosevelt closed the Panama Canal to Japanese shipping to enforce demands that Tokyo get out of Manchuria and China?

Aug 11 20:32

As Obama Broadens Iraq Goals, Escalation Seems Inevitable

President Obama’s goals in Iraq continue to grow every time he gives a speech, and the shifting sands are giving hawks more ammo in their constant push to escalate the new US war as much and as quickly as possible.

Obama’s goals have gone from protecting Irbil to protecting Irbil and Baghdad, and now to prevent the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Iraqi territory, as well as keeping all “strategic” sites in the nation from ISIS control. That’s a big shift, in only about 72 hours since he announced the war.

Retired Gen. Carter Ham today insisted that the latest US goals are going to be “very difficult” to pull off with only the 108 warplanes involved in the air campaign, and will likely require troops on the ground.

Aug 11 20:27

William Schabas, head of UN Gaza commission, dismisses anti-Israel charge

A Canadian law professor chosen to helm a United Nations commission examining possible war crimes in Gaza scoffed Monday at charges he's biased against Israel, while Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird scoffed at the UN.

"The suggestion that I'm anti-Israel is absurd," William Schabas said Monday in an interview from Toronto, pointing out that he's on the editorial board of the Israel Law Review.

"Like everybody inside and outside Israel, I disagree with people. Is everyone in Israel who has an opinion about (Benjamin) Netanyahu anti-Israel?"

Schabas, who currently works as an international law professor at Middlesex University in England, is one of three lawyers who will investigate any violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Gaza.

Aug 11 20:13

Why the F-35 has been buried in a black hole

Somewhere in Ottawa, unknown to the outside world, there is a black hole -- a secret place where the government consigns toxic ideas, ideas that it dares not implement, yet cannot bring itself to kill.

The F-35 fighter jet is one such idea. The Harper government has been grappling with it ever since it took office in 2006. It has heard from experts that the super-sophisticated F-35 is not the right plane; that it does not suit Canada's modest military requirements; that its single engine makes it too dangerous for patrols across the country's vast distances; and that its humongous cost -- $45 billion or more for 65 aircraft -- puts it well beyond the reach of the budget-conscious Conservatives.

Aug 11 19:19

Today's journalism cockroaches

Journalism in America might not be dead, but it is flopping around in a severely wounded condition based on the rampant dishonesty, obfuscation and outright lying that’s going on. The examples of agenda-driven misreporting and blatant political catering are legion and painfully obvious to anyone paying even minimal attention, but out here on the frontlines of the culture war it is best described as truly bizarre and obscenely putrid.
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But when the president of the United States evidences pure racism based on color of skin instead of content of character, as he did in the Trayvon Martin debacle, our First Amendment abusing media are silent. Not a peep.

I will carry on with my First Amendment rights in my fight to expose the cockroaches, the abject criminal abuse of power and outrageous runaway corruption infesting our government and media. Sometimes in this sad culture war, harsh words are appropriate to identify vile, nasty conditions and violations, dishonesty and hate.

I don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Historical strategies have proven that in order to win such a war, sometimes you have to bring a howitzer to a wet-towel fight. Bring it.

Aug 11 19:18

Fed Official Warns ‘Disappointing’ Growth Could Foretell Future

Sounding a somber note even as the economic outlook in the United States brightens, the Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official acknowledged on Monday that global growth had been “disappointing” and warned of fundamental headwinds that might temper future gains.

Aug 11 19:10

Human Rights Watch Accuses Egyptian Authorities Of Gagging Critics

Human Rights Watch accused Egyptian authorities of gagging critics yesterday when border guards stopped its executive director and another US staffer from entering the country.

Aug 11 19:08

Ebola vaccine gold rush: Tekmira investors need a full-blown pandemic to really cash in

There's a lot of fear mongering taking place right now for the purpose of creating demand for an Ebola vaccine -- something both government and media describe as the one and only medical treatment with any value at all, to the exclusion of everything else.

Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show just posted an article entitled Yahoo's Ebola Tweet Is a Lie Designed to Promote Fear-Based Acceptance of the Ebola Vaccine.

That article references a tweet which was fabricated to cause total panic by claiming 145 people in Atlanta had contracted Ebola. Before the tweet was pulled, it was re-tweeted countless times, spreading fear about Ebola faster than Ebola can spread itself.

Aug 11 18:56

The U.S. military has systematically covered up or disregarded “abundant and compelling evidence” of war crimes, torture, and unlawful killings in Afghanistan as recently as last year, according to a report by Amnesty International

The U.S. military has systematically covered up or disregarded “abundant and compelling evidence” of war crimes, torture, and unlawful killings in Afghanistan as recently as last year, according to a report by Amnesty International published today in Kabul.

Aug 11 18:54

DEA improperly paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over 20 years for confidential passenger lists

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network, The Associated Press has learned.

Aug 11 18:46

Ferguson Is A Perfect Example Of How Quickly The Streets Of America Can Descend Into Chaos

Rioting, looting, burning down stores and shooting police officers - is this about to become the "new normal" in America? What we just witnessed happen in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri is a prime example of how quickly the streets of America can descend into chaos. There is so much anger and frustration in this country, especially among our young people, that all it takes is a "trigger event" to spark a wildfire. In this case, it was the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a police officer. According to the police, 18-year-old Michael Brown got into a physical altercation with an officer and was subsequently shot. Word spread quickly throughout the community, and protests were rapidly organized. But the protests didn't stay peaceful. People started chanting "kill the police" and throwing rocks and bottles. Store windows were smashed, the looting began, and people went absolutely crazy. And it wasn't just a few people that were doing the looting.

Aug 11 18:11

Immunicity Resurrected by Anti-Censorship Supporters

Less than a week after the UK 'piracy police' shut down the proxy service Immunicity and arrested its owner, clones of the service have started to appear online. The services allow people to access The Pirate Bay and other blocked sites. Just like the original site they are completely free of charge.

Aug 11 18:01

Ukraine Considers Restricting Russian Gas Deliveries To Europe

Ukraine is planning to impose sanctions on Russia that might include an effort to starve its larger and richer neighbor of income by stopping the flow of Russian gas through Ukraine to customers in Western Europe.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told reporters on Aug. 8 that his government is proposing sanctions against 172 citizens from Russia and other countries, as well as 65 Russian companies “for financing terrorism” by supporting the efforts of Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Aug 11 17:58

The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel (Video)

Talk by Alison Weir, Executive Director of If Americans Knew, President of the Council for the National Interest, and author of the book "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel" recorded July 30, 2014 at the Common Good Cafe at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA.

(In first half of the video Ms Weir lays out some examples of the lopsided, pro-Israel propaganda passed off as news that US mainstream media uses to indoctrinate the US public with the idea that Israel can do no wrong. Second half of video starting around 0:29:00 she gets into the history of US involvement and participation from the late 19th century onwards in the creation of the modern state of Israel. /SR)

Aug 11 17:47

Ebola vaccine to be manufactured by criminal drug company with felony record; rushed to market with near-zero safety testing

While the world of conventional medicine lines up to profit from the Ebola panic, there is no mention anywhere in the mainstream media of the criminal corporation behind the Ebola vaccine.

GlaxoSmithKline, now being celebrated by the pro-pharma press, is the same company that also has a proven criminal record of bribing physicians and knowingly distributing misleading information about the safety of their drug products.

Just two years ago, GSK plead guilty to felony crimes in the United States and was forced to pay an historical $3 billion fine for committing those crimes. After paying the fine, GSK was then exempted from normal rules regarding criminal enterprise, allowing it to continue conducting business with the federal government.

Aug 11 17:46

Evidence Emerges of Israeli “Shoot To Cripple” Policy In the Occupied West Bank

Israeli soliders use live fire and expanding bullets to shatter the legs of West Bank protesters.

Aug 11 17:44

U.S. history textbooks assert less atomic bomb victims than Hiroshima, Nagasaki estimates

According to a 1976 document submitted to the United Nations, Hiroshima estimated the number of deaths resulting from the atomic bombing Aug. 6, 1945, at about 140,000 by the end of that year.

Nagasaki, which was leveled by an atomic bomb three days later, put the number about 70,000 in a report to the United Nations. The figure was based on a 1950 report by the city’s committee to preserve data concerning the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Of the 58 textbooks, 42 mentioned the death toll of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

But 35 of the textbooks gave lower figures than the official number by the city.

Only 18 textbooks referred to the number of deaths in Nagasaki. Of these, 14 gave figures that were below the city’s official death toll.

Aug 11 17:41

Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not

Some readers will remember that Iceland’s ninth century agrarian collapse was featured in Jared Diamond’s book by the same name. Today, that country is recovering from its financial collapse in ways just the opposite of those generally considered unavoidable, as confirmed yesterday by the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde to Fareed Zakaria. The people of Greece have been told that the privatization of their public sector is the only solution. And those of Italy, Spain and Portugal are facing the same threat.

They should look to Iceland. Refusing to bow to foreign interests, that small country stated loud and clear that the people are sovereign.

That’s why it is not in the news anymore.

Aug 11 17:34

Anger over 9/11 Museum exhibit that casts doubt on link between health problems and toxic Ground Zero air

The government has recognized that first responders became ill from working near Ground Zero — but the 9/11 Museum isn't so sure.

Responders and surviving family members are furious that panels at the museum's "After 9/11" exhibit present the connection between the toxic dust around Ground Zero and the subsequent health issues of many workers as uncertain.

It's the latest in a long list of complaints about the museum's management and mission by victims' families and responders, who point out that the 2011 James Zadroga Act, which helped cover victims' health needs, settled the issue.

"It is inexcusable that the museum would project skepticism about the link between health impacts and WTC exposures, despite overwhelming medical evidence," write the chairs of two committees created to help beneficiaries of the Zadroga Act in letter sent to museum head Joseph Daniels on Friday.

Aug 11 17:25

Judges Watching as Foreclosure Mill Attorneys Threaten Deposition Videographer.

Monday, August 11, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Judges Watch as Foreclosure Mill Attorneys Threaten Depo Videographer with Security and Arrest.

Note: High-paid lawyers engaging in conduct antithetical to the First Amendment and Fourth Estate. From my FB entry: Yep Robert, and they sit there and do it even though they know my background as a lawyer. Notice how McIntosh has no answer when I smoke him on the licensee issue. Zip. Zero. Zilch. For those who don't know the differences: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2002/rpt/2002-R-0365.htm

Aug 11 17:16

The Wall Street Hype Machine Suddenly Breaks Down

The stock manipulation game on Wall Street has been honed to perfection. Everyone is playing along with it, has to play along with it as part of their job, whether on Wall Street or in the financial media, and it must not be doubted or disparaged in any way. Best of all, it works.

Or rather, it did work. Because now suddenly, the system is inexplicably broken.

Wall Street analysts issue sky-high earnings growth expectations for distant quarters, based on pro-forma, ex-bad-items, adjusted earnings for the companies they follow. These earnings growth expectations are then bandied about to drive up the stock. Hapless souls who dare to point at reality as measured by GAAP-based financial statements are ridiculed; you don’t want to be backward-looking; oh no, you want to be forward-looking. And since no one knows the future, they just make it up.

Aug 11 17:02

Market valuation: "yet more expensive"

Aug 11 17:00

Mongolia and the US are strengthening their ties within the defense industry

The United States was one of the first western powers who, even as far back as 1946 and again in the early 1950s, intended to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia, which at the time was referred to as the Mongolian People’s Republic.

Aug 11 16:56

Terrifying Statistics About Sea Ice

After 35 years of unprecedented melting, global sea ice area is the same as 35 years ago. Over the past 18 months, global sea ice area has been above normal 70% of the time, and is averaging 3,500 Manhattans above normal.

Aug 11 16:55

Will President Obama Bring Down the Democrat Party this November?

Look at the Democrat strategy of Battle Ground Texas. To my fellow Texans do not get too over-confident assuming Greg Abbot can win the governor’s seat. Acorn is working 24 hours 7 days a week to undermine the election by registering as many democrats as they can to turn Texas into a Democrat stronghold. They can be successful if the people of Texas get complacent.

Obama and retired Chicago Mayor Richard Daley can make our worst nightmare come true if we do not understand our enemy and how they work.

Pride comes before the fall.

Aug 11 16:47

Peter Schiff Calls it Quits

Aug 11 16:47

"Humanitarian Emergency" Does Not Suspend the Constitution on War Powers

President Obama gave a speech Thursday night purporting to justify today's US military strikes in Iraq. Unfortunately, the President's speech failed to clearly answer key questions related to the issue of Congressional war powers under the US Constitution and the War Powers Resolution; that is, he failed to clearly explain why his decision to order airstrikes in Iraq without Congressional authorization is Constitutional and legal.

Aug 11 16:39

If the Nobel Peace Prize can be handed to Obama, why not hand it to the Israeli Defence Force?

But when the Israeli ambassador to the US told us (after almost 2,000 Palestinians had been slaughtered, most of them civilians) that the Israeli army should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its “unimaginable restraint” in the Gaza war, I had to glance at the calendar. Was it 1 April, perhaps? Was this some kind of gargantuan joke, so obscene, so grotesquely inappropriate, that it contained some inner meaning, some kernel of truth, which I had missed?

The Nobel Prize for “unimaginable restraint”, according to Ron Dermer, should have been solemnly handed out to an army which much of the world believes guilty of war crimes.

Aug 11 16:31

Robin Williams dies: Actor-comedian died in apparent suicide says coroner

The sheriff's coroner's division said it suspects the death was a suicide due to asphyxia, but the cause of death is still under investigation.

Aug 11 16:28

No Hoax : Robin Williams dies at 63 — Suspected Suicide

Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported. He was 63. The apparent cause of death was suicide, authorities said. According to his publicist, Williams had been battling severe depression.

Aug 11 16:08

The One Question About Ebola That Nobody Can Seem To Answer

How in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workershave been infected by the Ebola virus? That is the one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer. The World Health Organization is reporting this as a fact, but no explanation is given as to why this is happening. We are just assured that Ebola “is not airborne” and that getting infected “requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person”.

Aug 11 16:02

Second British Foreign Office minister quits

Britain's Africa minister Mark Simmonds resigned on Monday, barely a week after another Foreign Office minister quit over the government's policy on Gaza.

Officials insisted that Simmonds' decision was unrelated to that of Sayeeda Warsi, who quit last Tuesday in protest at the government's failure to take a tougher line against Israel over its assault on Gaza.

Simmonds had decided "some weeks ago" to leave but agreed to stay to chair a UN meeting on the Democratic Republic of Congo last Thursday, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street office said.

Aug 11 16:01

Death of Robin Williams confirmed

Robin Williams’s death in Tiburon on Monday August 11, 2014 has now been confirmed: the actor best known for his roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society or Good Morning, Vietnam died at 63.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reports are that Robin Williams had been "battling depression" for years, which probably means he was on anti-depressants, which have a history of triggering suicidal actions in people.

Aug 11 15:45

New Jersey Groups Denounce Frack Waste Ban Veto

The Frack Waste Ban Bill (S1041) was passed by New Jersey’s legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, then it landed on the desk of Governor Chris Christie for his approval. Unfortunately for residents of the state, our drinking water, and the environment the governor vetoed the bill.

Aug 11 15:45

Before the fear of war, fear of fracking in Ukraine

The shale gas is an important potential source for Ukraine and possibly southeastern Europe. If it proves possible to tap, Ukraine hopes this supply would undercut Gazprom’s monopoly, a move that could change Europe’s energy map and its political contours as well.

That’s how, in this region, shale gas became a political and nationalistic issue as well as an economic one. A visitor to the Donbass in February or March wouldn’t have heard fear of war but fear of fracking, with residents fearful their land would be destroyed.

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“If you asked me last month, I would tell you right away that gas was the real reason for our hate for Kiev and for this war,’’ said Ivan Vailyevich, a pensioner from the building on Bulvarnaya Avenue when recalled how he participated in mass street protests in February and March.

“We’d kill and die but never allow production of shale gas here,” he said. “That would poison our land.”

Aug 11 15:45

These Two Businesses Did NOT Get Looted… Can You Guess Why?

While scores of businesses in Ferguson were being looted by out of control rioters Sunday night, a couple of them went the evening without incident.

If you’re wondering why, then check out the following picture for the answer.

Aug 11 15:44

L.A. Sheriff asks 9th Circuit for immunity in warrants fiasco

PASADENA, Calif. (CN) – An attorney for Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca on Thursday urged the 9th Circuit to grant immunity to the sheriff in a federal class action that claims thousands of people have been falsely arrested on warrants for other people.

Aug 11 15:41

Hollywood's Executives Blacklist Actor And Actress For Criticizing Israel

“Hollywood producers have signaled a potential blackballing of actress Penelope Cruz and her husband, actor Javier Bardem, after the Spanish couple criticized Israel for its offensive on Gaza.”

Aug 11 15:37

Single Mother With a Concealed Carry Permit Facing 11 Years in Prison

it is a tragedy that politicians in these big cities and states that have authoritarians in office do not allow the law abiding to carry without interference from the government. Still the criminals who are caught with guns get a slap on the wrist while the law abiding gets the book thrown at them.

Aug 11 15:37

Fracking fears for the North York Moors after oil company gains permission to drill for gas

Environmental campaigners fear an oil company's plan to drill for gas in one of Britain's national parks is a stalking horse for a future bid to carry out fracking in the area.

Third Energy, backed by banking giant Barclays, is set to begin working Ebberston Moor in the North York Moors after winning permission to get rid of a vast amount of potentially radioactive waste water – that will come up with the gas – by pumping it back into the ground.

Aug 11 15:36

150,000 protest in London against Israel’s siege of Gaza

Saturday saw the largest British demonstration to date against the Israeli military siege of Gaza. People from all over Britain joined the march from the BBC’s headquarters to Hyde Park. The media talked of “tens of thousands” of protestors, but the organisers’ estimate of 150,000 was closer to the mark.

The demonstration, called by eight organisations, including Stop the War Coalition and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), was part of a day of protests internationally against Israeli military attacks on Gaza.

Aug 11 15:34

Nearly 60k sign petition to send Royal Navy hospital ship to Gaza

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition demanding the British government send hospital ship RFA Argus to Gaza to help treat the escalating number of causalities. Downing Street has so far committed a small team of NHS medics.

Currently moored in Falmouth, Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Argus is a 100-bed nautical hospital, which has a “four-bay operating theater with a 10-bed Critical Care Unit, a 20-bed High Dependency Unit and a CT Scanner,” according to the Ministry of Defence website.

Campaigners are pushing the UK government to increase its humanitarian aid to the region as the death toll in Gaza broaches 2,000. Their goal is 75,000 signatures.

Aug 11 15:33

Canada providing military aid to Ukrainian regime as it wages war

In a significant escalation of Canada's involvement in the US-led campaign of aggression against Russia, the Conservative government of Stephen Harper announced last week that it is sending $5-million worth of “non-lethal” military gear to Ukraine, including helmets, ballistic eyewear and protective vests.

Standing Thursday before a Canadian Hercules aircraft set to take off from a Trenton, Ontario military base with the first installment of military aid to Ukraine, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson attacked the Putin government. He called its support for pro-Russian opponents of the fascist-backed Ukrainian government

“a real threat to international peace and security” and vowed that “Canada will not stand by in the face of this threat.”

Aug 11 15:33

Tensions grow in Germany over threat of war with Russia

A fierce dispute over German policy towards Russia has broken out between two leading German business newspapers, Handelsblatt and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). While the FAZ calls for a robust confrontation with Russia, the Handelsblatt describes this as a “wrong track” leading directly to war. The conflict expresses sharp divisions within the ruling class over the future direction of German foreign policy.

Since the start of the crisis in Ukraine, virtually the entire German media has supported and encouraged the federal government’s aggressive line. TheHandelsblatt, speaking for the German export industry, had merely cautioned for a little more prudence.

Aug 11 15:28

Obama Official Deleted Obamacare Emails Sought By Congress

The administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deleted some of her emails and may not be able to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the flawed Obamacare rollout, CMS has warned Congress.

Aug 11 15:25

Greedy Government Goons Steal Nearly $41k From Woman at Airport

A Florida woman has become another victim of this country’s tyrannical policies under the guise of “preventing terrorism.”

Victoria Faren, a 78-year-old woman from Clearwater, Florida, was caught carrying $40,977 through customs when she tried to board a flight to the Philippines.

The shakedown happened at the Detroit Metropolitan airport on April 2. The court records were filed last Friday, and they describe the bizarre and disturbing incident...

Aug 11 15:24

France backs renewed US war in Iraq

France is supporting US airstrikes in northern Iraq against forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). On Saturday, after speaking with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President François Hollande, US President Barack Obama announced that

“both leaders express strong support for actions and agreed to join us in providing humanitarian assistance.”

On Friday, the Elysée presidential palace had released a statement supporting Obama’s new intervention in Iraq. Subsequently Hollande confirmed France’s involvement in the Iraq offensive.

“France will proceed in the coming hours with the first deliveries of first aid equipment in Iraq,”

he said.

Aug 11 15:24

No end date for US military intervention in Iraq

The Obama administration’s launch of open-ended air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an offshoot of Al Qaeda, will inexorably escalate, with calls already being made for the redeployment of up to 15,000 troops to Iraq.

At least four attacks were carried out by US aircraft and drones on Sunday, following a similar number over Friday and Saturday. The air strikes were directed against ISIS forces who are fighting Kurdish pesh merga militia in the Sinjar Mountains, a rugged range in the northwest of Iraq near the Syrian border.

Aug 11 15:23

Monsanto Wants 14-Year Reuters Veteran Reporter Fired for Talking About GMO Dangers

First Monsanto took over our Congress, then our Supreme Court, and now they are trying to take over journalism. Without freedom of speech and fair reporting, none of us would ever know just what hideous deeds these monopolizing corporations were up to. In Monsanto’s latest inexcusable move, the company is trying to have a veteran reporter fired for reporting on genetically modified organisms fairly.

Aug 11 15:20

Obama urges Iraqi prime minister-designate to form government

President Obama hailed the nomination of a new Iraqi prime minister Monday as “a promising step forward” to forming a new government in Baghdad that can effectively battle Islamist militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And guarantee that Iraq;s oil will be sold only for the US dollar!

Aug 11 15:07

Baltimore enacts law fining parents whose children violate curfew

On Friday, Baltimore, Maryland city officials enacted a law that will allow children under the age of 14 caught outside during the hours of 9:00 pm through 6:00 am to be detained and held by police until a parent or guardian can claim them.

Though authorities said that the children would not be handcuffed or put under arrest, parents of frequently unaccompanied children will be forced to pay a fine of up to $500. In order to house the youth, city officials have retooled two formerly-shuttered recreational centers to be kept open at night and staffed by police officers.

Aug 11 15:07

New York police arrest man who taped Eric Garner’s death

New York City police arrested Ramsey Orta, the 22-year old who caught the chokehold death of Eric Garner on video, on weapons charges a week ago.

Orta recorded the killing of Eric Garner and the last few moments of his life on video on July 17, on a Staten Island street corner. The video went viral almost immediately after it was published on the Daily News website the next day. It sparked the publication of several others like it, showing police beatings and harassment in several episodes over the last few weeks.

Aug 11 15:05

FLASHBACK - US Vaccines Caused'Spanish Flu'

"The 1918 'Spanish Flu' started in American military Camp Funston, Fort Riley, USA amongst troops making ready for W.W.I - taking on board vaccinations, recruit training and all. It eventually killed about 40,000,000 people worldwide. That flu strain only appeared briefly once again, according to the US Atlanta CDC. This was in 1976 and again it struck at the US army camp Fort Dix, USA, amongst recently vaccinated troops (and no one else EVER); Fort Dix is known to have been a vaccine trial centre. Was the world's greatest 'influenza' scourge another well-hidden vaccine disaster?"---John P Heptonstall

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 1918 flu pandemic was proclaimed the "Spanish Flu" even though it clearly did not originate in Spain. This suggests that even back then, something was being covered up.

This is worth recalling now that multiple sources have identified the Kenema bioweapons lab in Sierra Leone, operated by Fort Detrick and biologists from Tulane University (but now closed and under investigation by the Sierra Leone government), as the starting point for the current Ebola outbreak and that an Ebola vaccine being tested either accidentally or deliberately triggered the disease.

Aug 11 15:05

Ebola: joint bio and psych warfare assault from George Soros and Bill & Melinda Gates

Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, which has been at the eye of the Ebola storm, houses a US biosecurity level 2 bioweapons research lab with links to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Soros Foundation. There, US biodefence scientists have been working on viral fevers such as Ebola for decades.

(Patents applied for here).

The locals certainly believe that Kenema Lab in Sierra Leone is the cause of the outbreak of Ebola there. Bloomberg reports how locals threw stones at the hospital and the police station, amidst fears that health workers were using Ebola as a ruse to kill people and collect body parts.

The fears were sparked by a ‘rumour’ apparently started by a nurse who worked there, who the lab quickly insisted was mentally ill. This is a common and classic tactic, to discredit the whistleblower. You have to wonder how a mentally ill person was considered fit to work in such a sensitive and dangerous facility. But of course, she probably was completely sane, and just fearless enough to tell the truth.

Aug 11 15:04

What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?

This is a call for an immediate, thorough, and independent investigation of Tulane University researchers and their Fort Detrick associates in the US biowarfare research community, who have been operating in West Africa during the past several years.

What exactly have they been doing?

Exactly what diagnostic tests have they been performing on citizens of Sierra Leone?

Why do we have reports that the government of Sierra Leone has recently told Tulane researchers to stop this testing?

Have Tulane researchers and their associates attempted any experimental treatments (e.g., injecting monoclonal antibodies) using citizens of the region? If so, what adverse events have occurred?

The research program, occurring in Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, and Liberia---said to be the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak---has the announced purpose, among others, of detecting the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons.

Aug 11 15:01

Don't Fall for this: Classic Facebook "Color Changer" Scam makes a Big Return

According to Cheetah Mobile, the app advertises the ability to “select your favourite color scheme for facebook layout,” and appears to direct users to “apps.facebook.com/themsandcolors.” But instead, the app sends users to a phishing site.

Once there, the site asks users to view a tutorial video. Launching the video supposedly provides temporary access to the user’s Access Tokens, letting the malicious site connect to the user’s Facebook friends. If the user doesn’t view the video, the site then attempts to download a pornographic video player on PCs or a bogus malware scanner on Android devices.

Cheetah Mobile blames a “a vulnerability that lives in Facebook’s app page itself, allowing hackers to implant viruses and malicious code into Facebook-based applications directs users to phishing sites.”

Aug 11 14:48

Robert Reich: The World Needs This Saner Approach to Capitalism

In recent weeks, the managers, employees, and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called "Market Basket" have joined together to oppose the board of director's decision earlier in the year to oust the chain's popular chief executive, Arthur T. Demoulas.

Aug 11 14:48

Technological dystopia looming, dooming the West

This latest Russian 'sanctions tilt' toward nuclear confrontation comes alongside a quiet and apparently unconnected launch of a global digital ID system through the City of London’s slick mouthpiece magazine, The Economist.

Under the innocuous sounding headline ‘Estonia Takes The Plunge’ we're told by a characteristically unidentified writer that, ‘Some good ideas never take off because too few people embrace them’. There are never enough cowering serfs for these City types! Your digital identity is 'a privilege, not a right’, The Economist explains in this barrow-boy's sales pitch.

Aug 11 14:32

Washington Threatens The World — Paul Craig Roberts

The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.

The turmoil brought into the Middle East by the Bush and Obama regimes has meant death and displacement for millions and untold future deaths. As I write 40,000 Iraqis are stranded on a mountain top without water awaiting death at the hands of ISIS, a creation of US meddling.

Aug 11 14:25

The De-industrialization of America

On January 6, 2004, Paul Craig Roberts and US Senator Charles Schumer published a jointly written article on the op-ed page of the New York Times titled

“Second Thoughts on Free Trade.” The article pointed out that the US had entered a new economic era in which American workers face “direct global competition at almost every job level–from the machinist to the software engineer to the Wall Street analyst. Any worker whose job does not require daily face-to-face interaction is now in jeopardy of being replaced by a lower-paid equally skilled worker thousands of miles away.

Aug 11 14:16

Colgate Total Ingredient Linked to Hormones, Cancer Spotlights FDA Process

The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out. Minnesota voted in May to ban it in many products. -- At the same time, millions of Americans are putting it in their mouths every day, by way of a top-selling toothpaste that uses the antibacterial chemical to head off gum disease — Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Total.

Aug 11 14:14

Our Privacy and Liberty Still at Risk, Even if Leahy NSA Bill Passes

After a brief hiatus, legislative reform of the NSA’s bulk collection program appears to be back on track. Thanks to skillful negotiations on the part of Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, and other cosponsors, the version of the USA Freedom Act that was unveiled in the Senate last week restores many of the protections that House leadership and administration officials stripped out of the House version in secret, last-minute talks.

Aug 11 14:14

Community calls for blood after police shoot and kill unarmed teenager

Saturday afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, police shot and killed an unarmed teenage boy who was visiting his grandmother at the apartment complex where the murder occurred.

Aug 11 14:12

The war cabal in Washington

With a series of air strikes beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend, the United States has gone to war again in Iraq. This new imperialist military adventure has been launched in defiance of overwhelming popular opposition and without a shred of legal or constitutional authority.

Aug 11 14:09

Epic: This Gun Manufacturer Just Stared Down Eric Holder And Told Him To Shove It

While many anti-gun activists have responded to recent tragic shootings by demanding that law-abiding gun owners give up their Second Amendment rights, many in the industry have worked to make guns safer. One such innovator is Kodiak Arms President W.P. Gentry.

Aug 11 14:08

U.S. Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Sciences Under Investigation

Gilead Sciences of San Francisco is under investigation by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for charging $84,000 for a 12 week course of a new drug to treat hepatitis C. Gilead sells the exact same course for $900 in poor countries like Egypt and India.

Aug 11 14:05

Heavy shelling resumes in Tripoli

Heavy shelling resumed in the Libyan capital Tripoli today after three days of relative calm following more than a month of street fighting between rival armed factions battling for control of the city's airport.

Aug 11 14:02

Incredibly insecure about guns — Professor : gun owners not a ‘protected group,’ says people should flee from open carry activists

Gun owners are not a “protected group” under the Constitution, according to a philosophy professor at the University of North Dakota (UND). -- Weinstein then encouraged people who are afraid of a gun carrier to simply leave the restaurant—without paying the bill.

Aug 11 13:57

Patent office covers up worst gov’t worker abuses in report to its watchdog

Prompted by multiple whistleblower complaints, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office began an internal investigation two years ago of an award-winning program that’s been praised in and outside government: Employees are allowed to work from home.

What the inquiry uncovered was alarming.

Aug 11 13:54

Failing Scottish Banks Should Not Be Bailed-Out - Politician

Proper regulation of the “casino banking system” and an assurance that if they fail they won’t be bailed out by taxpayers is the best way to restrain the financial sector, says a leading political figure in Scotland.

Aug 11 13:51

Red Cross ready to help to organise humanitarian operation in eastern Ukraine

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday it was ready to help to organise a humanitarian operation in eastern Ukraine with the involvement, participation and support of all affected sides.

Aug 11 13:49

No Safe Place: How Cities Are Making It Illegal to be Homeless

Tonight, thousands of homeless people in the United States will face the possibility of arrest because they do not have a safe place to sleep. Thousands more could be arraigned for sitting or standing in the wrong place. While they must sleep rest their legs, homeless people live in cities where these and other life sustaining activities are against the law, even though shelters face a critical shortage of beds.

Aug 11 13:49

The parenting police state: Will we ever be able to go back to freer childhoods?

Last week, Slate published results of a poll of about 6,000 parents, asking them what they were allowed to do as children and what they allow their own kids to do. The responses seem to confirm what we all know: Children are on a shorter leash today.

Aug 11 13:46

Lugansk Under Siege: Over 250,000 civilians struggle without water and power

250,000 people have been left without water, electricity and communications for over a week in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk. The town is subject to siege conditions and under heavy bombardment.

Aug 11 13:42

Department of Education: Unaccompanied Illegal Immigrant Minors ‘Entitled to’ Public Education

The Department of Education released a fact sheet Monday about the availability of public school education for undocumented immigrant children — specifically the tens of thousands unaccompanied minors who have recently entered the U.S. illegally.

Aug 11 13:33

Influential Neocon Calls for Boots on the Ground in Kurdistan

Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and a key figure of the neocon movement, is calling for Democrats and Republicans to come together and support boots on the ground in Kurdistan.

Aug 11 13:28

Total Breakdown In Less Than 24 Hours: Images and Videos of Missouri Riots and Looting

Can you imagine what such a breakdown might look like in a major metropolitan area like Houston, Los Angeles or New York?

Aug 11 13:27

Desperate MH17 “Intelligence” Spin by Ukraine Secret Service

The official MH17 narrative still prevails: the “pro-Russian rebels” shot down Malaysian airlines MH17 with a Buk missile system provided by Russia.

In a new and rather unusual twist, however, according to the Kiev regime, the Donetsk militia did not intend to shoot down Malaysian airlines MH17. What the “pro-Russian rebels” were aiming at was a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane.

Aug 11 13:25

The ISIS Threat Will Be Used For Homeland Repression

With ISIS militants now threatening to attack the United States, the huge domestic anti-terror apparatus that has been built over the last decade will inevitably be used as a tool of homeland repression not to eliminate ISIS terrorists but to target politically active Americans who are adversarial to the Obama administration.

Aug 11 13:19

6 Years, $1.7 Bil Later DHS Visa System Deemed Failure

While stories abound of government wasting our tax dollars, here is one that never the less sticks out; an automated Homeland Security system that cost a mind-boggling $1.7 billion and took nearly six years to develop has turned out to be a malfunctioning boondoggle.

Aug 11 13:16

Monsanto’s PR Makeover: Lubricating The Wheels Of The GMO Trojan Horse

Monsanto believes it is having trouble getting its message across to the public. Last year, it began a makeover. It realised that it and GMOs have an image problem.

According to the Holmes Report, an information service following the public relations industry, Monsanto has embarked on an international campaign by upgrading its association with Fleishman Hillard, one of the biggest public relations firms in the US.

Aug 11 12:53

CDC Getting Dozens Of Calls ‘About People Who Are Ill After Traveling In Africa’

Should we be alarmed that the CDC has received “several dozen calls” from hospitals around the country “about people who are ill after traveling in Africa”? As you will read about below, a lot more Ebola testing has been going on around the nation than we have been hearing about in the mainstream media.

Aug 11 12:46

Do you suport a third US invasion of Iraq?

YES
5% (50 votes)
NO
95% (937 votes)
Total votes: 987
Aug 11 12:42

Hundreds Chant 'Kill The Police' After Police Shoot and Kill Black Teen

On August 9, police in "a predominantly black" St. Louis, Missouri, suburb shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Following the shooting "hundreds of angry residents...[came] out their apartments" shouting "kill the police."

According to the AP, a St. Louis County Police Department spokesman said "a Ferguson officer shot the man," but he "[did not] give a reason for the shooting." The residents confronted police "for several hours" thereafter.

Following the shooting, Brown's father--Louis Head--held a sign which said, "Ferguson police just executed my unarmed son!"

Aug 11 12:41

Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of invasion pretext

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion.

With Ukraine reporting Russia has massed 45,000 troops on its border, NATO said there was a "high probability" that Moscow could intervene militarily in the country's east, where Kiev forces are closing in on pro-Russian separatists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Left unsaid in this current corporate media propaganda is that there is no evidence of 45,000 troops near the Ukraine border and Putin is sending the aid into eastern Ukraine via the International Red Cross.

Aug 11 12:29

Putin threatens to break Ukraine's blockade of Donetsk as rebels vow 'another Stalingrad'

As Kiev tightened the vise on the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, surrounding the eastern city and cutting off supply routes and all roads in, the Kremlin floated plans to send a "humanitarian" convoy through to help embattled pro-Russian insurgents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note how FOX News puts commas around "Humanitarian" to imply it is something else. This will be the US talking point for war with Russia., No matter how benign the Russian support is, it will be presented as an attack requiring US retaliation.

Aug 11 12:15

Police want right to see medical records without consent

Police want new and expanded rights to access medical records and other confidential data without an individual's consent, a senior police chief has told the Guardian.

Sir Peter Fahy, the Greater Manchester chief constable, said the extra access to sensitive data was needed to help police cope with growing numbers of vulnerable people.

Aug 11 11:51

Iraq's Maliki Refuses To Go: Says Only He Has The "Right To Represent State", Accuses US Of Intervening

And it was going so well until Joe Biden called. Moments ago the PM who refuses to hand in his resignation spoke to the nation in a TV address. In short: he isn't going anywhere.

From Bloomberg:

MALIKI SAYS AL-ABADI NOMINATION IS LEGALLLY WORTHLESS
MALIKI SAYS IRAQ FACES A SERIOUS CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION
MALIKI SAYS U.S. STATE DEPT. TOOK SIDE OF THOSE VIOLATING LAW
MALIKI SAYS NO ONE BUT HIM HAS RIGHT TO REPRESENT STATE, DAWA
MALIKI SAY PEOPLE, SECURITY FORCES ARE IN A HOLY BATTLE

And the punchline:

IRAQ'S MALIKI SAYS "WE WILL FIX MISTAKE" AFTER UNCONSTITUTIONAL NOMINATION OF NEW PM

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US will have boots on the ground in Iraq by the end of the week.

Aug 11 11:43

US Airstrikes Done With Peshmerga Coordination

The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry has said that from now on they will have a daily press conference to inform the Kurdistan public of new developments to prevent the circulation of propaganda and false information.

Halgord Hikmat, the spokesman for the Peshmerga Ministry told BasNews from Erbil, that the recent US airstrikes in the Makhmur and Mosul regions against Islamic State (IS) Militants had inflcited huge loses on the extremist group.

“A lot of IS militants have been killed and many of their wounded have been captured by Peshmerga forces,” added Hikmat.

Aug 11 11:42

Iraq's prime minister kicked out of office as president orders new government – placing Baghdad on political knife-edge as country battles ISIS

Mr Ibadi, who pledged to form a government to 'protect the Iraqi people', was nominated for the post by the Iraqi National Alliance, a coalition of Shi'ite parties that Mr Maliki's State of Law is part of, but has turned against him.

Mr Maliki's Shi'ite-dominated bloc won the most parliament seats in April elections and the prime minister sees himself as rightfully keeping the post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US wanted Maliki out because he was cozying up to Russia. That left the US facing the loss of control over what currency Iraq's was sold for no matter which side won. That left a third invasion of Iraq as their only remaining option and here ... we ... go!

Aug 11 11:38

REMEMBER THIS THE NEXT TIME YOU CHEER FOR THE YANKEES

New York Yankees Host Future Israel Soldiers

Aug 11 11:36

New York governor, other officials head to Israel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit as a "demonstration of solidarity" with that country in the conflict in Gaza, the Democratic governor announced Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because everything in New York is just hunky-dorey and Cuomo et. al. have nothing more important to do than suck up to Israel!

Aug 11 11:32

Hollywood execs may blacklist Cruz, Bardem for accusing Israel of 'genocide'

Hollywood producers have signaled a potential blackballing of actress Penelope Cruz and her husband, actor Javier Bardem, after the Spanish couple criticized Israel for its offensive on Gaza.

In July, Bardem and Cruz signed an open letter decrying the

"the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army.”

The letter blames the latest bloodshed on the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

Aug 11 11:29

Lindsey Graham predicts an ‘American city in flames’ if Obama doesn’t go to war in Iraq

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned on Sunday that militants in Iraq and Syria would attack the U.S. mainland if President Barack Obama did not immediately take military action to stop them.

“I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorists’ ability to operate in Syria and Iraq,” Graham told Fox News host Chris Wallace. “Mr. President, you have never once spoke directly to the America people about the threat we face from being attacked from Syria, now Iraq. What is your strategy to stop these people from attacking the homeland?”

The senior senator from South Carolina recommended a “sustained air campaign in Syria and Iraq.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Okay Lindsey, if you really feel that way ...

Here's your rifle.

Here's your parachute.

We ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the US torture centers. (We cleaned the bloodstains off of it ... mostly)

Watch your head climbing into that transport plane and we'll call ... whoever it is we are supposed to hate this week and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But we remember the lie about stolen incubators that tricked Americans into the first invasion of Iraq.

And we remember the lie about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked Americans into the second invasion of Iraq.

So you will forgive We The People if we sit this next invasion out and keep our young people safe at home.

Fool me once...

UPDATE: I went to post the above on the article at Raw Story only to discover I am now banned from posting there as well, so would someone who is NOT banned at Raw Story please add the above comment.

Aug 11 11:26

Black Man’s Shooting Death Being Used As An Excuse to Loot

Unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Brown and a friend were approached by a police car and soon after an altercation ensued where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. Witnesses claim Brown was shot multiples times after he had already surrendered.

Aug 11 11:25

At no stage did we say war over: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to press ahead with its deadly offesive in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv on Sunday that the Israeli aerial and ground forces will launch more deadly attacks on the besieged Palestinian coastal enclave.

"Operation Protective Edge is continuing, at no stage did we say it was over. The operation will continue until we achieve our objectives - the return of quiet for a prolonged period," Netanyahu said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"They created a desolation, and they called it peace." -- Tacitus

Aug 11 11:24

As Obama Broadens Iraq Goals, Escalation Seems Inevitable

President Obama’s goals in Iraq continue to grow every time he gives a speech, and the shifting sands are giving hawks more ammo in their constant push to escalate the new US war as much and as quickly as possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aug 11 11:24

Kremlin Says Russia Is Sending Humanitarian Convoy Into Ukraine

Kremlin says Russia is sending humanitarian convoy into Ukraine in cooperation with Red Cross.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"IT'S A SNEAK ATTACK! BOMB THEM! BOMB THEM! BOMB THEM NOW!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 11 11:18

Mass Murder in Gaza and Ukraine

Washington bears responsibility for supporting Israel's genocidal war in Gaza and backing Kiev fascist forces against Southeastern Ukrainian freedom fighters.

Committing high crimes against peace is official US policy. So is partnering with rogue state allies doing the same thing.

Aug 11 11:17

A Coalition for Major Outreach This 9/11 Anniversary

9/11 cannot be relegated to yet another forgotten piece of history whose true relevance will be lost among a sea of historical fallacies and watered-down explanations. We cannot allow the truth about what happened in 2001 to be forgotten.

Aug 11 11:16

VIDEO: Fishermen Report ‘Waist-High’ Fukushima Debris in Pacific

• In a new video, fishermen off the coast of Canada are expressing concerns that mile-long trash piles floating in the Pacific and washing up on islands could be toxic waste from Fukushima, Japan.

Canadian fishermen off the coast of Langara Island in British Columbia say they are seeing “waist-high” debris from Fukushima, Japan, that goes on for up to 15 miles floating in the Pacific Ocean. They are concerned that some of this detritus may be radioactive or contaminated by toxic waste as a result of the now-infamous meltdown of the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant in 2011.

Piles of debris seen in the Pacific today, it is believed, originated in Fukushima after a 50-foot-high tsunami struck the town and nearby nuclear plant, resulting in massive flooding, destruction and partial meltdowns in three of the plant’s four reactors.

Aug 11 10:57

Hidden cameras capture suspected drug smugglers illegally sneaking into the U.S. from Mexico in broad daylight

Startling hidden camera footage shows migrants crossing illegally into the U.S. from Mexico, via a couple's private property.

Jim and Sue Chilton run a 50,000-acre cattle ranch southwest of Tucson, Arizona and for years they've complained about illegal immigrants - and suspected drug cartel members - jumping the four-strand wire fence that marks their 5 1/2-mile border with Mexico.

The couple even testified before Congress about the issue plaguing other Americans like them, who are abandoned by border patrol officers who maintain only a limited presence on rugged areas of the border.

Aug 11 10:50

Syria 2.0: US Starts Sending Arms To Kurdish Fighters

While Einstein defined insanity as repeating the same behavior and expecting different results, it appears President Obama's administration defines that action as US foreign policy. Just as they did in Syria (where the US 'trained' moderate Al Qaeda terrorists, instead of "sending troops" - ensuring no 'boots on the ground' blowback), AP reports that the US is sending arms to the Kurds as their new proxy mercenary force in Northern Iraq. We are sure the result will be different this time?

Aug 11 10:50

American held without bail after tweets in support of Islamic State

An American accused of conspiring to aid the militant group Islamic State was ordered by a New York judge to be held without bail after he was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this month, according to the New York Daily News.

Donald Ray Morgan was arrested by FBI agents on August 2 at Kennedy Airport when he returned to the United States following an eight-month stay in Lebanon where his wife lives, the Daily News reported.

Aug 11 10:50

Ukrainian National Guard to get squadron of drones

The Ukrainian National Guard is setting up an operational squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as of this Monday, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

"We have decided along with National Guard Commander Stepan Poltorak: our research and trial teams on tactical drones are joining their efforts. As of this Monday, the National Guards will set up an operational squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles," he wrote on his Facebook page.

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And with Kiev flat broke, guess who gets to pay for them!

Aug 11 10:49

Month-long war in Gaza has left a humanitarian and environmental crisis

Everywhere you look there is destruction: mosques, factories, schools, hospitals, universities and thousands of houses, many shattered into piles of bricks, glass and metal. Roads mangled by military tanks and bulldozers. Cities without electricity, pitch black at night. The main sewage plant disabled, polluting the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

Aug 11 10:44

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 60 months in prison for obstruction of child sex trafficking laws

According to court documents and statements made at his plea hearing, in July 2011, Contreras engaged in chats via Facebook with a minor female

Aug 11 10:41

Blocking Pirate Bay is not censorship, IFPI chief says

The CEO of the IFPI in Austria has been defending his group's attempts to have The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites blocked by local ISPs

Aug 11 10:36

Kharkiv: Place Where Police Terror Reins Supreme

Some time ago Kharkiv was leading the civil protest against the Kiev junta. Now it appears to fall silent forever. The city is often called the second capital of Ukraine and it may launch a new wave of protests, something the new regime is really afraid of. Late on April 8 almost 70 anti-Maidan protesters were arrested to face politically motivated trials in July. Today those who aspire to become part of Europe make dissenters face trials. The political opposition should be quelled by doing away with those who disagree. Now they try to install this kind of order throughout the whole Ukraine.

Aug 11 10:36

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Trials: No Justice for Victims of Illegal U.S Bombing

This week two high ranking ex-Khmer Rouge leaders were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity and genocide. The United States heralded this as “justice for the Cambodian people.” But what about justice for the hundreds of thousands of Cambodians who were killed in illegal and secret bombing raids committed by the United States?

Aug 11 10:36

Turkish activists prepare new Gaza flotilla to challenge Israeli blockade

A Turkish NGO said it would send ships to the Gaza Strip to provide emergency aid to Palestinians trapped in a month-long offensive by Israel. The decision comes four years after Israeli commandos stormed a Gaza-bound ship, killing 10.

Aug 11 10:31

Image: Ferguson looter wears “RIP Trayvon” shirt

Locals warn of more unrest to come

One of the looters who stole goods from a QuikTrip store during riots in Ferguson, Missouri last night was pictured wearing an “RIP Trayvon” shirt.

Aug 11 10:27

Israel and Hamas agree to new 72-hour ceasefire

Confirmed deaths of four Palestinians on Sunday include a woman and two children, one shot in the West Bank

Aug 11 10:23

Label GMOs Texas: Grassroots campaign for food transparency launched in the Lone Star State

A grassroots campaign to require honest GMO labeling on food products has been launched in Texas. Called “Label GMOs Texas,” the campaign follows in the footsteps of the highly successful Vermont campaign which achieved victory earlier this year.

Aug 11 10:23

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Permanent War for Profit and Politics

A 2001 piece at satirical website The Onion entitled “Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'” published shortly after his inauguration was astonishing in the uncanny ability to so accurately predict the future. Not only did Bush and Cheney use the September 11, 2001 attacks to justify the invasion of the bane of empires that is Afghanistan but also to launch a “Shock and Awe” attack on Iraq, a country that had no connection to 9/11.

Aug 11 10:23

SWAT Team Barges in Assaults Two Children, Smashes Everything. Whoops Wrong House

A SWAT team is under investigation for storming into a home in Coconut Grove at around 11 a.m. with a narcotics warrant.

According to the homeowner, Bobby Mclendon, the warrant that SWAT presented to raid his house was for 2 blocks away. However these brutes did not care.

They came in belligerent, with guns drawn ordering children around like slaves. When the children didn’t react fast enough to the officers’ commands one child was subsequently bludgeoned with the buttstock of a rifle.

“They didn’t have any reason to, but they hit my nephew in the head with their rifle. He’s 13,” recounts Mclendon.

Major Delrish Moss, with Miami PD, said that in all of the chaos of the raid, the 13-year-old was injured when he “ran into an officer’s weapon.”

You can’t make this stuff up.

Aug 11 10:14

NEVER TOO OLD TO FIGHT THE OCCUPATION

This video shows a Palestinian elder with a paper model of the kind of rocket the Palestinian resistance fires from Gaza fearlessly confronting Israeli occupation forces in the Bab al-Zawiya neighborhood of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Friday.

He does not back off even when a soldier fires towards him at close range.

Aug 11 10:14

Nobody in the Obama Administration Gives a Damn

As the east Ukraine rebels announced their agreement to a ceasefire with the humanitarian crisis in Donetsk and Luhansk surpassing a deterioration of public utilities and the indiscriminate carnage of an unarmed civilian population, the ongoing attacks by the US-supported Ukrainian army continues.

Aug 11 10:14

#StayingHumanWithGaza ~~ IN PHOTOS

150,000 marched in London yesterday for Gaza. Thousands marched in New York as well … below are photos from that. Video follows

Aug 11 10:13

ACT FOR GAZA NOW

A rocket fell near us Tuesday in Beit Sahour. From the way it broke-up, we think it was one of the “iron dome” missiles that missed its mark (this happens to some 70-80% of missiles that are supposed to intercept Palestinian home-made rockets from Gaza). The owner of the house said of the significant damage: “we are with Gaza and continue to be”. Wars bring out the worse in people and the best in people.

Aug 11 10:12

SEC files securities fraud charges against state of Kansas over muni bonds and pension liabilities

Securities regulators have filed fraud charges against the state of Kansas Monday, alleging bond offering documents failed to disclose the risks to investors from the state's underfunded pension system.

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What a shame the SEC hadn't been doing its job back when the malt-down of the 2008 Mortgage-backed securities fraud defunded those pensions!

Aug 11 10:12

Israeli Genocide and its Willing Accomplices

Outside of Israel and its organized supporters in the major Zionist organizations, world public opinion and most experts in international law see the Jewish State’s invasion of Gaza and its systematic attack on civilians and basic infrastructure as a crime against humanity.

Aug 11 10:10

Ebola is ...

A naturally occuring illness
7% (51 votes)
An artificially created de-population tool
93% (673 votes)
Total votes: 724
Aug 11 10:05

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trained by Israeli Mossad, NSA Documents Reveal

The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed that the British and American intelligence and the Mossad worked together to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Snowden said intelligence services of three countries created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called “the hornet’s nest”.

NSA documents refer to recent implementation of the hornet’s nest to protect the Zionist entity by creating religious and Islamic slogans.

According to documents released by Snowden, “The only solution for the protection of the Jewish state “is to create an enemy near its borders”.

Aug 11 10:04

We're all Set to Riot ....Buy a gun!!

Buy A Gun! by The Gitmos

We're all set to riot Buy a gun
Before you lose your Second Amendment
Buy a gun

They'll burn you out like in Waco They'll stick your ass in a camp
Jack-booted cops in riot-gear gonna

Kick your ass and laugh
A Revolution is on it's way
Better lock and load your AK

Aug 11 09:59

New Record High Murder Rate for DISARMED Chicago

the city can likely claim 500 homicides in a single year.

Aug 11 09:56

HY vs S&P

Aug 11 09:43

Dr. Mads Gilbert: Solidarity with Gaza! If no siege, no tunnels! – If no occupation, no rockets!

In a powerful 25 minute speech on his return home to Tromsø, Norway from 15 days treating the wounded in Gaza, the Norwegian emergency surgeon Dr Mads Gilbert said: “The heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds, but it beats.”

Dr. Mads Gilbert: I know you applaud for Gaza. I know you applaud for those who are there, the heroes of Gaza. This will be no easy appeal to make, because I am now overcome by the mildness, the warmth, the safety, the absence of bombs, jets, blood and death. And then all that we’ve had to keep inside comes to the surface – so forgive me if sometimes I break.

Aug 11 09:37

BROOMSTICKS OVER GAZA

I think Israel did what it had to do to respond to the rockets,” Clinton said. Israel, she added, may have made some mistakes that led to civilian casualties, but that is what happens in the “fog of war.”

“I don’t know a nation … that hasn’t made errors, but ultimately the responsibility rests with Hamas,” Clinton said, pointing to the terrorist group’s rocket attacks against Israel and the way its fighters base their operations in civilian areas.

Aug 11 09:37

"Underground Vibrations and Noises:" Israel Prepares Attack on Lebanon

Yesterday, Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman, Head of the Southern Command visited Jewish settlements surrounding Gaza.

Instead of being carried on the shoulders of happy settlers, he met the anger of those who found out that they have been tricked by illegitimate authorities.

Less reported but no less violent was a visit of Public Security Minister Aharonovitch, at the same time Kibbutz Kfar Aza (Kibbutz Village of Gaza).

The general fury at the authorities was the result of a call to denizens of Gaza Envelope (Otef Aza) to return to their homes after the end of the ground stage of Operation Strong Cliff. "It is safe to return home," official announcements claimed. They returned to their homes only to find that the bombings continue.

Aug 11 09:37

DELETE Your Facebook Accounts Now!

Facebook Messenger App is Malicious

Aug 11 09:36

FERGUSON ERUPTS! Protesters Attack Police Cars – Loot & Torch QuickTrip Following Teen Killing – Shots Fired (Video) …Update: Rioting Spreads to Dellwood

KTVI reported:

There are unconfirmed reports of looting and protestors damaging police cars in Ferguson.

Shortly before 8:30 pm Sunday night vehicles at the intersections sustained damage allegedly from protesters near West Florissant and Ferguson Avenue.

A large crowd had gathered at the intersection when trouble broke out.

Passenger vehicles and police cruisers were damaged. There are also unconfirmed reports that a QuikTrip is being damaged.

Police have responded with additional officers called to the scene.

Aug 11 09:35

2,061 of Citigroup’s Subsidiaries Go Missing

Meet the new, slimmed down, less complex, more manageable Citigroup. Or not.

Figuring out what Citigroup owns and what it has sold is getting harder by the day as a vast number of its subsidiaries in the 160 countries in which it operates have up and vanished from its public filings but do not actually appear to have been sold in many cases.

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Shell corporations?

Aug 11 09:31

The Economic Blow... There Is Not Enough Gold To Absorb A Flight From A Currency As Big As The Dollar..

US Russia Nuclear War, Gold and Dollar, Failing Economy and Debt-Economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts thinks the economy is running on borrowed time. Dr. Roberts says, “Whatever blows, it has to be something the government can’t rig. The only way it could stop means the government can no longer rig it. It is such a huge pile of cards that if they can’t keep it rigged, a lot is coming down in a hurry.” So, what’s going to be the trigger? Roberts thinks it will be when the world abandons the U.S. dollar. How long can the economy be propped up? Dr. Roberts says “It will continue as long as it is tolerated. When will it cease to be tolerated? I think it will be when there is a general flight from the dollar. . . Once the general mood changes, and not just by gold investors, and people cease to hold dollars, then this won’t work. It will fail, and at that time, it will be almost impossible to get into gold.

Aug 11 09:31

Hawaiian Governor Loses Primary by Wide Margin; Senate Race Is Undecided

After nearly four decades in elected office in Hawaii, Gov. Neil Abercrombie was dealt a stunning defeat in his bid for re-election, becoming the first governor in the state’s history to lose in a primary race.

Mr. Abercrombie, 76, a Democrat, was defeated Saturday by David Ige, 57, who began the campaign as a little-known state senator but capitalized on the governor’s sinking popularity.

The defeat will mark the end of Mr. Abercrombie’s long political career, which took him from the State Legislature, to Congress, to the governor’s residence. He collected only about 31 percent of the vote, compared with 66 percent for Mr. Ige.

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Incumbents are facing a rough time.

Aug 11 09:29

France bombs Islamists in north Mali

French forces have bombed Islamist militant positions in northern Mali.

Four or five bombs were dropped in the Esssakane region, west of the city of Timbuktu on Sunday morning, the BBC's Alex Duval Smith in Mali reports.

The UN has said al-Qaeda militants were active in the area. Last month Timbuktu airport came under rocket attack.

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Funny how France decided they needed to go to war in Mali (Africa's third largest gold producer) just one week after Germany asked the Bank of France to return Germany's gold bullion!

Aug 11 09:24

Comcast Tells Customer The Only Reason He’s Getting Bogus Charges Refunded Is Because He Recorded Call

Most of us have been in this situation, and probably once or twice with Comcast. You’re told by the first person that something is free, then you get a bill for it and when you call to find out why, everyone you talk to tells you you’re up Turd Creek sans rowing equipment. If only you had recorded that first call, right?

Aug 11 09:24

97 Year-Old Woman Denied The Right To Vote Because Of Voter ID

Last Tuesday, Beth Hiller, a 97 year-old nursing home resident from Topeka, Kansas, boarded a shuttle along with several other residents of the nursing home’s health care unit. It was a difficult process for many of the residents, who had limited mobility and depended on wheelchairs or walkers in order to move around. Yet Hiller and her fellow residents also boarded that shuttle intending to exercise one of their most important rights as citizens — the shuttle was there to take them to a nearby polling place so that they could vote in a primary election.

Aug 11 09:23

Ferguson riots: Clashes, looting in Missouri following vigil for teen shot dead by police

A day of protests and vigils Sunday over the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was killed following an altercation with a Ferguson police officer, turned violent overnight with reports of riots and looting.

#FergusonShooting: Outrage as Missouri police shoot and kill ‘unarmed’ black teen

A gathering of mourners at the shooting site Sunday night for Brown, 18, who was to begin his first day in college today, quickly turned violent as people struggled to understand how police could shoot an unarmed teenager in broad daylight.

"We are currently experiencing a riot," a Ferguson police dispatcher said.

Aug 11 09:23

More Iraq Airstrikes Amid 'US Homeland Threat'

American military planes have carried out a fourth round of airstrikes against insurgents in Iraq as a Republican senator warned the group was a threat to the US homeland.

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"They have a Death Star. Really!!"

Aug 11 09:22

Democrat youth wing fires members who criticized Israel’s child killings

The College Democrats of America (CDA), the youth wing of the Democratic National Committee, forced two of its members to resign from leadership positions following a right-wing smear campaign this week.

They were branded anti-Semites after expressing anger at Israel’s assault on Gaza in a heated social media exchange.

Aug 11 09:21

Wounded Gazans arrive in Turkey for treatment

Four wounded Palestinians were flown into Ankara for medical treatment Monday, the first sign of Turkey's promised plan to evacuate thousands from the Gaza Strip.

Turkey said last week it was seeking Israeli and Egyptian agreement for an air corridor to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza after a month of bloodshed that has killed at least 1,939 Palestinians and 67 Israelis.

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