THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

"Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." -- Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine, "Complete Diaries,"June 12, 1895 entry.

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September 9, 2014

Sep 09 06:37

Cameron Cancels Prime Minister’s Questions to Head to Scotland

David Cameron canceled his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session in London to campaign in Scotland against independence with his fellow party leaders, in the latest sign of how the referendum has rocked the U.K.

Sep 09 06:37

US banks suddenly close dozens of accounts, Muslim group suspects racial profiling

Dozens in the US have received notices that their bank accounts have been closed, without explanation. Some say the banks are trying to eliminate risk, but a Muslim civil rights group suspects racist policies and has complained to the Justice Department.

The letters have been sent to business owners, nonprofits, and students across the country, according to reports. However, no explanation has been provided in any of the notices.

Last year, reports surfaced that Iranian students studying at the University of Minnesota had their accounts closed. Now banks appear to be closing the accounts of people who have connections to Kuwait and Syria.

Sep 09 06:33

CIA 'tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths'

The CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close “to the point of death” by drowning them in water-filled baths during interrogation sessions in the years that followed the September 11 attacks, a security source has told The Telegraph.

The description of the torture meted out to at least two leading al-Qaeda suspects, including the alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, far exceeds the conventional understanding of waterboarding, or “simulated drowning” so far admitted by the CIA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1/3 of the people being held at Guantanamo have been cleared for release by the military tribunal in charge of their cases. Yet they are not being released. The most likely reason is that worse things were done to them than waterboarding and the US Government dares not let them into the public for fear of what they will say and what scars their bodies carry.

Sep 09 06:28

'Hitting a woman is not something a real man does': Obama condemns Ray Rice after sickening video of NFL star knocking out his fiancée surfaces

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Waterboarding and drone strikes are how to deal with women and children!" -- Official White Horse Souse


Sep 09 06:27

‘Rent A Vet’ Scheme Center Of VA Contractor Fraud Scandal

The Department of Justice recently announced another ‘rent-a-vet’ scheme was at the center of a VA contractor fraud that swindled set aside contracts intended for disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The anti-veteran scheme involved fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.

Using the ‘rent-a-vet’ model pioneered by previous major contractors, Ram Hingorani pled guilty to the fraud scheme. Approximately $23.5 million in contracts were improperly awarded to Hingorani’s shell company, Midwest Contracting, Inc. (MCI), instead of other legitimate Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

Sep 09 06:04

GRTV Interview: NSA Whistleblower William Binney, AE911Truth Richard Gage Call for New 9/11 Investigation

William Binney was a 30 year career official at the NSA who resigned in October 2001 because of the flagrant and deliberate violations of the constitution that the agency was engaging in. For the last 13 years he has been working to hold the agency to account for its actions. Now he has signed the petition from the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth to call for a new investigation into the 9/11 attacks.

Today on GRTV, James Corbett talks to William Binney and Richard Gage about the NSA, 9/11, and the ongoing cover up surrounding the truth about September 11th.

Sep 09 05:34

Dozens of Indiana residents arrested for harvesting ginseng plants too early

INDIANA — A number of Hoosiers are facing charges and potential jail-time for merely possessing ginseng plants without government permission.

According to media reports, a total of 25 residents were caught up in a government crackdown to ensure compliance with the state’s onerous regulations on the natural plant, desired for its roots.

Indiana dictates every aspect of ginseng cultivation, including the issuance of a state license to “deal” ginseng; prescribing the dates of permissible harvesting; specifying the required plant characteristics before harvesting; controlling where and how it can be grown; controlling when and how it can be harvested; and controlling when, where and how it can be sold.

“It is ILLEGAL to buy, sell, or possess any ginseng out of season without written authorization from the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Law Enforcement,” states an official brochure from the Indiana DNR.

Sep 09 05:26

COINTELPRO and U.S. State Terrorism Against the Black Panther Party

This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known as Angola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden Burl Cain, where they asked him about an inmate at Angola named Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore, who has now been in solitary confinement for 28 consecutive years. This important interview was cited afterwards by Time Magazine in an article examining the impact of solitary confinement on prisoners’ health.

Sep 09 05:18

Yale chaplain quits in wake of letter blaming Israel for rising anti-Semitism

The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University, resigned in the wake of his letter to The New York Times that blamed rising anti-Semitism in Europe on Israel.

The Episcopal Church at Yale issued a statement on Sept. 4 announcing that Shipman, “on his own initiative, had resigned as Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale, effective immediately.”

The statement does not reference the letter to the Times, saying instead, “It is our belief that the dynamics between the Board of Governors and the Priest-in-Charge occasioned the resignation of the Rev. Shipman.”

“The Episcopal Church at Yale, its Board of Governors, the Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and the Rev. Bruce Shipman are all committed to a civil dialogue on difficult issues that divide peoples of this world and pledge ourselves to the prayerful and humble work of reconciliation and peace in our hurting and divided world,” the statement concludes.


Sep 09 04:55

Ownership of UK gold up for negotiation if Scotland votes "Yes"

An independent Scotland could lay claim to a part of the United Kingdom's 310-tonne gold reserves if votes go in favour of the "Yes" campaign this month, with ownership of Britain's bullion hoard up for negotiation along with other assets.

Sep 09 04:54

Merkel Ally Slams Draghi's Plan To "Buy Junk Paper"

While Italian and Spanish political (and business) leaders are lauding Mario Draghi's plan to buy more assets and print more money, it appears not everyone is so excited. As Reuters reports, Christian Social Union chairman and Bavaria state premier Horst Seehofer (who is well known as an ally of Angela Merkel), blasted the ECB's plan: "It's only going to frighten a lot of people when ECB chief Mario Draghi opens up the central bank's money tap and at the same time buys junk paper," somewhat breaking the political taboo of criticizing the potential independence of the central bank.

Sep 09 04:52

Gaza official: Israel navy arrests Gaza fishermen

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli navy arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat on Tuesday, a Gaza official says, in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended last month.

The incident occurred off the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, said Nizar Ayyash of the Gaza Fishermen's Union. He provided no additional details.


Sep 09 04:51

MH17 crash caused by 'objects penetrating aircraft from outside'

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air as a result of structural damage caused by "a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside", according to the Dutch investigators' preliminary report.

The investigators' report into the downing of the plane over eastern Ukraine does not apportion blame or say a missile was fired. But the Dutch Safety Board says: "There are no indications that the MH17 crash was caused by a technical fault or by actions of the crew."

Sep 09 04:34

AT&T and Verizon say 10Mbps is too fast for “broadband,” 4Mbps is enough

AT&T and Verizon have asked the Federal Communications Commission not to change its definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps, saying many Internet users get by just fine at the lower speeds.

"Given the pace at which the industry is investing in advanced capabilities, there is no present need to redefine 'advanced' capabilities," AT&T wrote in a filing made public Friday after the FCC’s comment deadline (see FCC proceeding 14-126). "Consumer behavior strongly reinforces the conclusion that a 10Mbps service exceeds what many Americans need today to enable basic, high-quality transmissions," AT&T wrote later in its filing. Verizon made similar arguments.

Sep 09 03:45

Serve and Protect is Now “Search and Destroy”

Anyone who has been paying attention is aware that we have a growing domestic terrorism problem here in America.

And by domestic terrorism, I mean our militarized police departments.


Sep 09 00:52

A Coalition for Major Outreach This 9/11 Anniversary

Waking Times

We are rapidly approaching 13 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, where the facts surrounding the deaths of thousands of Americans continue in suppressed fashion, garnering yearly rehashes of the original narrative.

September 8, 2014

Sep 08 22:55

Iraq's parliament approves new government

Iraq's parliament has officially named Haider al-Abbadi as the country's new prime minister and approved most of his proposed Cabinet, as the country battles to take back territory lost to the Islamic State group. Legislators on Monday approved all of the candidates proposed for Iraq's new government, with the exception of two posts, namely the defence and interior ministers. Al-Abbadi requested an additional week to name them.

Sep 08 22:47

US fast-food industry thriving on poverty-stricken workers

The plight of poverty-stricken fast-food workers in the US epitomizes the general breakdown of American society. Millions of workers in that industry are so exploited it is estimated that more than half of them can only make ends meet by relying on some form of government handout.


Sep 08 22:43

No Economy For Americans - Paul Craig Roberts

The Dow Jones stock average closed Friday at 17,137, despite the fact that the payroll jobs report was a measly 125,000 new jobs for August, an insufficient amount to keep up with the growth in the working age population.

Sep 08 22:40

EU adopts new sanctions against Russia to come into force in 'next few days'

A new package of sanctions against Russia has been adopted by the EU. Previous reports said the "further restrictive measures" were aimed at targeting three major oil companies, as well as the defense sector.

Sep 08 22:15

‘Ebola-infected ISIS terrorist’ sneaking across Lake Erie from Canada to Cleveland – and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – without being challenged once

‘On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary our man, dressed as an ISIS terrorist was able to cross Lake Eris, walk off a boat into Cleveland, Ohio – and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,’ guerrilla documentarian James O’Keefe narrates.

Sep 08 22:12

The New Terahertz Night Vision Can See Through Walls, Skin

As impressive and creepy as a millimeter wave scanner may seem, it's still just scratching the surface. Above these extremely high frequencies is another realm: terahertz radiation. Known also as submillimeter radiation or T-rays, it's possible to probe the invisible world even deeper, going beneath not just clothing but skin, plastics, cardboard, and other opaque materials. Getting at these waves has historically been prohibitively challenging in the engineering sense, but a team of researchers based at the University of Maryland claims to have solved one of the fundamental problems with T-ray detection: temperature.


Sep 08 21:57

They Just Keep Saying ISIS Is Going to Attack America’s Electric Grid

Leading into another 9/11 anniversary, the normal al Qaeda scarefest is nowhere to be found. This year is all about ISIS, and September started by taking the rhetoric up a notch.

Back in August, it was all about how ISIS is tremendously well-funded and like nothing the Pentagon had ever seen and another 9/11 was on the way. Then we were told an ISIS terror attack on American streets is highly likely; so likely, in fact, that an Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border alert was released featuring the possibility that ISIS groups operating out of the Mexican border city of Juarez might attack the U.S. with car bombs, although no specific threats had been received.

Sep 08 21:45

Israeli diplomat arrested in Argentina

An Israeli diplomat, who served as the deputy ambassador, was forcefully arrested by police officers in front of his wife and children. It was only after the speedy intervention of Israel's honorary consul in Cordoba and the district's governor that the diplomat was freed and further drama averted.

Sep 08 20:53

They’re Coming For Your Accounts

Sep 08 20:48

School Labels Chapstick ‘Over-The-Counter Drug,’ Demands Students Bring Doctor’s Note

The student, 11-year-old Grace Karaffa, says she was denied Chapstick shortly before her lips began bleeding during school last week. -- "I was told I couldn’t use it,” Karaffa told The News Virginian. “Then later that day they (lips) started to bleed so I asked for Chapstick again and I was told that it was against the school policy for elementary kids to have Chapstick.”

Sep 08 20:41

The real issues in the Salaita case: Palestine, neoliberalism, and the corporate university

Salaita is targeted because he would represent the first voice of Palestinian background on this campus who has a record of substantial and articulate advocacy on this issue. He could have set a precedent and by his presence and voice begun to change the atmosphere on a campus that, other than Francis Boyle (International Law), has lacked a bold and persuasive advocate for Palestinian justice among its faculty, and has lacked scholars who forthrightly address Zionist colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and racism in their work. Salaita represents the return of the repressed and a harbinger of genuine openness, and on this basis he has been further and slanderously repressed.

Sep 08 20:28

Three-sentence letter to the ‘NYT’ (about Israel's carnage in Gaza) results in Yale chaplain’s resignation

We’ve covered the backlash against a Yale chaplain for his letter to the New York Times saying that Israel’s “carnage” in Gaza and its footdragging on the peace process were a factor in growing anti-Semitism in Europe. Well, that three-sentence letter to the Times has now produced the resignation of the chaplain, Father Bruce Shipman, from the Episcopal Church at Yale.

It happened three days ago. The statement from the Episcopal Church at Yale refers to “dynamics” between Shipman and his board of governors:

Sep 08 19:54

Survey: U.S. Workers Face a Dim Future

U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs. That’s the picture that emerges from a survey of Harvard Business School alumni.

Sep 08 19:26

Please Scotland, Blow Up The EU

You know they’re desperate when they play the royal card and announce a new baby on the way. Britain, and especially Downing Street 10, got a huge scare last week when a poll showed the Scottish independence movement is now favorite to win the September 18 referendum. It’s not entirely clear, but I don’t think Cameron and his crew would be able to stay on if Scotland secedes from the UK.

So who would do the negotiations for what remains united under the Queen? That’s the first bit of confusion and mayhem I very much hope will turn into an absolute mess that will break the EU and the eurozone as they presently exist. Simply because something needs to be the catalyst that makes it happen.

Sep 08 19:25

Decades of federal government ‘cost-plus’ contracts increase taxpayer costs 2, 3, 4+ times

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guest blog by “Captains America” (bio below)

The biggest issue with federal government purchasing is the use of cost-plus contracts. This should be an issue that most people agree with regardless of their political leanings.

Cost-plus contracts are a way for government acquisition professionals to pass on research and development risks to the taxpayers. The acquisition professionals cause this risk to taxpayers through two different actions: 1. Writing poor system requirements and 2. Not contracting for the proper lab work, experimentation, and prototyping for new technologies. Essentially, programs are going forward for full funding without the proper engineering and scientific effort being conducted to refine new designs and catch unforeseen problems with new technologies. There are programs funded that contain requirements for technologies that don't even exist in a proven prototype.

Sep 08 18:56

First Palestine, Then You are Next

The Palestinian struggle, both armed and peaceful, against the illegal Israeli occupation and the global colonial Zionist scheme is a legal and honorable struggle. It is not a struggle just for Palestinians; it is a struggle for all humanity. Since its inception by Jewish terrorist organizations 66 years ago, the Israeli state has been a rogue state that had violated all international laws, all humanitarian laws, and had perpetrated terrorist attacks against its foes as well as against its allies.

Sep 08 18:45

Thousands get 'Peter Pan virus' phishing email

The email typically states that a MasterCard whose last four digits are 7006 was used to make the £145 purchase. It invites people to open some e-tickets which it says are attached.

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According to Derek Knight at the My Online Security blog, those who open the attachment may find they have downloaded viruses and malware such as Cryptolocker. Cryptolocker typically locks the recipient out of their computer until they pay a ransom to the scammers.

"Almost all of these have a password-stealing component. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your Facebook and other social network login details."

Sep 08 18:34

Four family members drown in a lake. Man ticketed $5,000 for posting warning signs

Michael Medill posted eight homemade signs Saturday at Henry Hagg Lake to get the attention of swimmers and law enforcement.

"I actually went up there hoping I would get arrested," Medill, 66, said Sunday.
After Dillon Pilorget, reporter for the Forest Grove Leader and The Oregonian, and other reporters left the lake Saturday, Medill said police told him he could go. He got into his car, made one phone call, then was detained for over an hour.

Sep 08 18:08

Speculation Mounts Over What's Inside The Biggest Ancient Tomb Ever Found In Greece

Two stunning caryatid statues have been unearthed holding up the entrance to the biggest ancient tomb ever found in Greece, archaeologists said.

The two female figures in long-sleeved tunics were found standing guard at the opening to the mysterious Alexander The Great-era tomb near Amphipolis in the Macedonia region of northern Greece.

"The left arm of one and the right arm of the other are raised in a symbolic gesture to refuse entry to the tomb," a statement from the culture ministry said Saturday.

Speculation is mounting that the tomb, which dates from Alexander's lifetime (356 to 323 B.C.), may be untouched, with its treasures intact.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I recall, they have never actually found the tomb of Alexander the Great himself! There is a collapsed marble structure in Alexandria that local tradition says is his final resting place, but it is rather austere for a royal tomb. This find in Macedonia may prove more interesting!

Sep 08 18:06

Destroying ISIS may take years, US officials say

The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete, requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to senior administration officials.

The first phase, an air campaign with nearly 145 air strikes in the past month, is already underway to protect ethnic and religious minorities and American diplomatic, intelligence and military personnel, and their facilities, as well as to begin rolling back ISIS gains in northern and western Iraq.

The next phase, which would begin sometime after Iraq forms a more inclusive government, scheduled this week, is expected to involve an intensified effort to train, advise or equip the Iraqi military, Kurdish fighters and possibly members of Sunni tribes.

Sep 08 18:05

'Nuke-Capable' Stealth Submarine Sets Sail for Israel

The INS Tanin, Israel's fourth and most advanced Dolphin class submarine – is en route to Israel from Germany, and the Navy has released video of the vessel and the ceremony in which it was launched at Germany's Kiel shipyards at week's end.

Sep 08 18:05

Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone’s Price to 99 Cents

Sixty thousand people vied to attend the unveiling of Amazon’s first smartphone in late June.

If only the retailer could persuade those fans — or anyone, really — to actually buy the device. The Amazon Fire is threatening to become the Amazon Fizzle.

On Monday, Amazon took a drastic step to avert disaster, announcing that it would charge 99 cents for the phone, basically giving it away if users signed a two-year contract with AT&T, the exclusive carrier.

Amazon has money to burn, and a relentless determination. But some analysts still wondered if a price drop of almost $200 was enough.

Sep 08 17:54

Revealed: US has already hit 'well over 500' ISIS targets in Iraq – four times as many as Pentagon numbers suggest

'The problem is that no one outside the [Department of Defense] knows what an airstrike is,' he said. 'Everybody thinks it's a single bomb.'

'But think of a B-17 [bomber] during World War II. Those planes could carry lots of 500-pound bombs – 15 or 16 of 'em – on a single mission,' he continued.

'Today we strap 11 missiles and bombs to the underside of a single F-18 Hornet jet, fire all of that hardware at ISIS, and we call it a single airstrike.'

The source, a career U.S. Army officer, spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to comment publicly about U.S. military operations.

He also said a typical Predator drone can carry four Hellfire guided missiles at a time.

Sep 08 16:36

If The Economy Truly Was Healthy, This Would Not Be Happening.

According to the Federal Reserve, the percentage of American families that own a small business is at the lowest level that has ever been recorded. In a report that was just released entitled "Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances", the Federal Reserve revealed that small business ownership in America "fell substantially" between 2010 and 2013. Even in the midst of this so-called "economic recovery", small business ownership in America has now fallen to an all-time low. If the economy truly was healthy, this would not be happening. And it isn't as if Americans are flooding the labor market either. As I detailed yesterday, the labor force participation rate in this country is at a 36 year low. That would not be happening if the economy was actually healthy either. The truth is that the middle class in America is dying, and this new report from the Federal Reserve is more evidence of this very harsh reality.

Sep 08 15:15

War Over but Not Gaza’s Housing Crisis

“When the [Israeli] shelling started, I gathered up my family and headed for what I though was a safe place, like a school, but then that became overcrowded and lacked sanitation, so we ended up in the grounds of the hospital.”

Islam Abu Sheira from Beit Hanoun, a city on the north-eastern edge of the Gaza Strip, was speaking to IPS in front of what has been his family’s makeshift ‘home’ at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City for the last two months. His eyes misted over as he recalled his devastated home and his efforts to find a safe refuge for his family.

Sep 08 15:00

Why Cannabis Is The Future Of Medicine

The future of medicine rests on the fundamental right we all have to use things that spring from the Earth naturally as healing agents. Why should cannabis, used for at least 10000 years by humankind to alleviate suffering, be excluded from this inexorable mandate?

Sep 08 14:54

Europe's Russian Sanctions In Jeopardy As "One Country" Holds Out

As 'rumors' of European sanctions against Russia's major oil energy firms are leaked strawman-like to the market and expected to be enacted as soon as tomorrow, it appears there is a 'glitch' in the union. The FT's Peter Spiegel reports that one country is holding out on EU sanctions and that is the reason for an emergency unscheduled meeting of EU diplomats this evening. While it is unclear which country it is, something tells us its name begins with an 'A' and ends in 'ustria'...

Sep 08 14:42

Iraq's parliament approves new government

Iraq’s parliament has officially named Haider al-Abbadi the country’s new prime minister and approved most of his minister candidates.

Sep 08 14:14

Facebook’s value to top $200B

FACEBOOK MAY EVENTUALLY BE THE BIGGEST CORPORATION IN THE WORLD

Sep 08 14:05

President Poroshenko Puts Mariupol Defenses on High Alert

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday he had ordered troops in southeastern city of Mariupol to ensure proper defenses of Kiev’s key stronghold in southeastern Ukraine.

“As the Commander-in-Chief, I have issued all necessary orders to ensure the defense of Mariupol and to keep the troops in high combat readiness,” Poroshenko said in his Twitter blog.

The Ukrainian president visited Mariupol on Monday as the city remains besieged by pro-independence militia that advanced towards it last week before the current ceasefire agreement.

Sep 08 13:54

'They Got Medieval on His Ass': New Reporting on Brutality of Waterboarding

The torture technique of waterboarding carried out by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency against high-level suspects of the September 11 attacks may be far more brutal than previous details have described.

According to reporting by the UK's Telegraph on Sunday, which cites an anonymous security source "who has first-hand knowledge of the period," alleged Sept. 11 attack mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and at least one other person suffered "medieval" treatment by the CIA and were waterboarded "until the point of death."

Sep 08 13:53

No Global Warming For 215 Months

The numbers are in and the verdict is that there has been no global warming for 17 years and 11 months, according to satellite data.

Sep 08 13:49

U.S. Army Report Urges Preparations For Troops to Occupy NYC, Other “Megacities”

A U.S. Army report warns that American troops need to be prepared to enter New York City and other global “megacities” in order to prevent civil unrest, political uprisings and protect key infrastructure and natural resources in the national interest.

Sep 08 13:44

It Will Cost Taxpayers $5 Billion To Help Obama Create An ISIS Strategy

We can hear the narrative now... how can Congress turn down President Obama's demands for $5 billion to pay for a 'counter-terrorism' fund that could be used to support operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria... if they do, are they not supporting terrorism? As The Hill reports, White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterrorism fund as something that “would strengthen the hand of this president and future presidents for dealing with urgent situations like this." We await Wednesday night's unveiling of the long-awaited strategy...

Sep 08 13:43

The Unheard Story of Hurricane Katrina: Blackwater, White Militias & Community Empowerment

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Ninth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Sep 08 13:40

BP’s Oil Spill: Criminal Negligence, Thousands Sick & A Gulf Graveyard Left Behind

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on BP’s Destruction of the Gulf Over Four Years Later.

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Sep 08 13:03

DeLegitimizing Palestinians Via New Zealand

“Israel refused to accept New Zealand’s new ambassador as he is also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority. However, New Zealand is perplexed over what it sees as a sudden change to the long-standing practice.
New Zealand does not have a separate embassy in Israel as well as many other countries near it. The island nation’s embassy in Turkey has to handle ties with quite a number of nations, including Jordan, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Until recently it was also responsible for New Zealand’s relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).”

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Sep 08 12:44

Control The Food, Control The People

With a mere ten companies controlling the worlds food supplies it should give a person pause regarding, not only what we are actually eating, but what makes up what we put into our bodies. When we think of food, our minds automatically revert to nutritional items that sustain our lives and keep us healthy. Some of you may think of vegetables or grains or a well marinated steak.

Sep 08 12:29

Update: Congressman’s Office In Possession of 100,000 CDC Whistleblower Documents?

Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a “very large number” of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

According to Congressman Posey’s spokesman, George Cecala, “I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time.” Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman’s staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.

Sep 08 12:23

How "Protect and Serve" Became "Search and Destroy"

Police militarization grew out of our failed drug war. Does a town of 2,200 need a massive military tank? Why does the police department in Dundee Michigan need a MRAP (Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle)? They don’t. Military grade gear does not improve the safety and security in small towns. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel must end the flow of military grade gear from the Pentagon to our local communities. It’s time for the militarizing of police to end.

Sep 08 11:42

Laurence Kotlikoff - SIPC Running a Ponzi Scheme

Economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff is sounding the alarm for massive and ongoing Wall Street fraud. When there is fraud, your brokerage insurance is nearly worthless. Dr. Kotlikoff says, “Every day, we are reading about a big bank being fined billions of dollars. Recently, Bank of America had a $16 billion fine the bank had to pay for selling fraudulent securities. They know they are selling you snake oil and they are getting away with it, and nobody is going to jail. I call Wall Street, at this point, Fraud Street, and one of the biggest rackets is the SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation) brokerage account insurance--it’s not really insurance. A fraud occurs and Wall Street, through SIPC, says we owe you nothing, and they sue you to get paid back. That’s what we call an insurance scam. Wall Street, through SIPC, has been running a massive insurance scam. . . . In many ways, you could say SIPC is running its own Ponzi scheme.”

Sep 08 11:29

Boris warns Britain is 'on verge of utter catastrophe' if Scotland votes 'yes' in poll that could spell end of Cameron

Boris Johnson has claimed Britain is ‘on the verge of an utter catastrophe’ as Scotland swings closer to voting for separation.

The London Mayor attacked the ‘complacency’ in the rest of the country over the prospect of Scottish independence.

He said the country was ‘sleepwalking’ into a tragedy amid growing evidence of a surge in support for the ‘Yes’ to independence campaign.

He said: ‘In just 10 days’ time we could all be walking around like zombies – on both sides of the Scottish border.’

The London mayor said the Scots had ‘yet to think through the horrific financial and constitutional implications of an English-Scottish divorce’.

He added: ‘We are on the verge of trashing our global name and brand in an act of self-mutilation that will leave our international rivals stunned, gleeful and discreetly scornful.’

Sep 08 11:28

CDC Retesting Potential Ebola Case at Miami Hospital

A patient who had shown some Ebola symptoms was being retested at a Miami-area hospital after initial tests came back negative, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

CDC spokesman Jason McDonald said the patient was being retested to be sure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the prior false-negatives of the current test, this is prudent.

Sep 08 11:22

ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE JEWISH LEFT FROM THE ZIO RIGHT

For the second time this week, the Jewish Left came under attack …. this time from an Israeli government spokesman. The earlier attack was from the Jerusalem Post’s Psycho Gal. Sad to see that her level of ‘thinking’ has reached the government corridors.

Sep 08 11:21

'Good Morning America' Hits Hillary Clinton For Lavish Speaking Demands

The paper reported Saturday on specifics of the contract for Clinton's speech at a University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation fundraiser in October. Clinton will receive $225,000 for speaking at the dinner. In exchange, she will attend for 90 minutes and pose for a maximum of 50 photographs with no more than 100 people. That's a discount: Her regular fee is $300,000, Myers reported.

Sep 08 11:17

Russian airspace may be closed in response to Western sanctions

Russia has suggested that it may ban Western airlines from flying over its territory, in what it has called an “asymmetrical” response to new EU sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine.

Calling sanctions “stupid”, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev blamed the West for damaging the Russian economy and said Moscow aimed to reduce the nation’s reliance on imports – starting with increasing the output of domestic airliners.

Russia has been too patient amidst the worst confrontation with the West since the Cold War, and should have retaliated more strongly over attempts by the US and EU to punish Moscow for its role in Ukraine, Medvedev suggested.

Sep 08 11:00

Here Is Why Europe Just Launched The "Nuclear Option" Against Russia

Europe's leaders, we assume under pressure from Washington, appear to be making a big weather-related bet with their taxpayers' lives this winter. As they unleash funding sanctions on Russia's big energy producers, Europe has pumped a record volume of natural gas into underground inventories in an effort to 'outlast' Russia and mitigate any Napoleonic "Winter War" scenario. The plan appears to be to starve Russian energy firms of cashflow - as flows to Europe are already plunging - and remove their funding ability, potentially forcing severe hardship on Russia's key economic drivers. There appears to be 3 potential problems with this plan...

1) What if the weather is considerably colder than normal this winter?

Sep 08 10:59

No Work, No Pay For The National Guard

Sep 08 10:57

Arms firms implicated in illegal US drone strikes ‘bought influence’ at NATO summit

Arms firms that provide core military components for drones deployed by the US to conduct covert strikes in violation of international law allegedly bought access to NATO’s summit in Wales last week, a British human rights charity says.

The defense companies concerned doled out up to £300,000 to ‘exhibit’ their military wares at the conference in Newport. Among the firms present were General Dynamics, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and MBDA, according to a British government press release.

Sep 08 10:56

Hear This Well: Breaking the Silence on Vaccine Violence

View countless videos of mothers testifying that their children were wiped out by vaccines

Sep 08 10:52

U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Feared In Dire Straits Amid Army Scandals

September 07, 2014 - US has been spending hundreds of billions of dollars on its nuclear arsenal. But the spate of scandals surrounding those responsible for the thousands of warheads and the infrastructure raise questions over the security of the world's deadliest weapons.

Sep 08 10:42

Obama Commits US to War against Russia in Defense of Baltic States

In appearances in the Estonian capital of Tallinn and later in Wales, Obama announced a series of military moves against Russia by the United States and NATO as well as expanded economic sanctions and pledges to bolster the military forces of the former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. He made clear in addition that Washington will push for all three countries to join the US-dominated NATO military alliance.

These statements represent an immense escalation of US and NATO military threats against Russia. Without any public discussion, and entirely over the heads of the American people, the Obama administration has committed the country to go to war with the second largest nuclear power in the world over three small countries in Eastern Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am looking at the NATO exercises in Ukraine, which started today; I am looking at the fragility of the Ukraine vs/ Eastern Ukraine cease-fire; and I am seeing President Obama's pledge to the people of Estonia for US and NATO protection against an as yet thoroughly unrealised threat from Russia.

The exercises end on 9/11 (can't get away from the symbolism here); and I am seeing all possible elements blending together for some huge false flag, somewhere in Eastern Europe, to be blamed on.... drumroll, please...Russia.

I have to wonder if the gentleman protests too much, and that the possible location of the next false flag will be on the Estonian/Russian border; please remember, three days ago, on Friday, there was an alleged "abduction" of an Estonian security officer on the Russian border. As reported in theguardian.com on 5 September:

An Estonian security officer has been abducted during an operation to stop an illegal crossing on the Russian border and taken at gunpoint across to Russia, Estonia's internal security service has said. Estonia's foreign minister, Urmas Paet, said Tallinn had contacted Moscow about Friday's incident on a border that in recent years has seen a number of incidents involving smuggling, illegal migration and weapons trafficking. "He was captured using force at gunpoint. He was fulfilling his duties preventing cross-border criminal activity," a security service statement said. The unidentified abductors, at the Luhamaa checkpoint, had jammed radio communication and used a smoke grenade.
Is THIS how Obama and NATO are going to push for an escalation, now it appears that the ceasefire between Ukraine and Eastern Ukraine just MIGHT be holding? And were the people who abducted this guy really Russians?!?

I am experiencing a "Wag the Dog" moment playing in my head right now, for real.

I hope to hell I am wrong. And I hope to hell that the Estonian government will be guarded by cool heads, moving very carefully on this issue.

Sep 08 10:41

Over 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

Sep 08 10:18

Pentagon Funds New Data-Mining Tools to Track and Kill Activists

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is funding a multimillion dollar university research program to develop new data mining and analysis tools for the US military intelligence community to track political radicalism among British Muslims and other activist groups around the world.

Leading intelligence experts including former National Security Agency (NSA) official Thomas Drake – the whistleblower who inspired Edward Snowden – confirm that the tools are designed to enhance the intelligence community’s capabilities to identify potential terrorism suspects that could face a range of sanctions, from surveillance to no-fly injunctions to, at worst, being targeted for extrajudicial assassination via the CIA’s "kill lists."

Sep 08 10:18

US Officials: New War on ISIS Will Take Years

Even though US officials still don’t really have an idea of how they will actually defeat ISIS, they do seem to at least agree that wiping the group out in both Iraq and Syria is going to take a very long time.

President Obama had qualified the war as not a question of “weeks” early on, though officials are now saying that it’s going to be more like years, and likely not just a couple of those.

The Pentagon planners are envisioning a “minimum” commitment of 36 months, which in keeping with their usual grossly optimistic estimates, could mean far, far longer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, Defense Contractors and Private Paramilitary Personnel providers; on your mark...get set...SALIVATE!!

Sep 08 10:18

War by Deception


The only 911/Iraq video with actual conclusions and names.

Sep 08 10:13

New data backs 'ice age' prediction

As the United Nations prepares for its 2014 Climate Summit in New York this month with an agenda to advance a new carbon-emissions regulatory agreement to supersede the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the Russian scientist who correctly predicted the lack of global warming over the past 19 years has gained new scientific support for his belief that Earth is in the beginning of a prolonged ice age.

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Sep 08 10:13

IAEA report on past Iranian nuke research may hamstring deal

According to the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has offered a possible if unlikely explanation for one of its past activities and continues to stonewall on two others.

To admit such work took place would cast doubt on repeated statements by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials that developing nuclear weapons would be contrary to Islamic law. However, there may be a way to finesse US and IAEA concerns.

Gary Samore, a former senior administration official who is now at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, told Al-Monitor that Iran could admit researching nuclear arms — to understand the technology — but still insist that it never intended to actually build bombs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is any way that Israel can derail these talks, count on the Israeli government in doing its best to do so.

Sep 08 10:07

Israel preparing for ‘very violent’ war against Hezbollah, TV report says

Just 10 days after a ceasefire ended a 50-day Israel-Hamas conflict, the Israeli army is “making plans and training” for “a very violent war” against Hezbollah in south Lebanon, an Israeli TV report said Friday night, without specifying when this war might break out.

The report, for which the army gave Israel’s Channel 2 access to several of its positions along the border with Lebanon, featured an IDF brigade commander warning that such a conflict “will be a whole different story” from the Israel-Hamas conflict in which over 2,000 Gazans (half of them gunmen according to Israel) and 72 Israelis were killed. “We will have to use considerable force” to quickly prevail over the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, “to act more decisively, more drastically,” said Colonel Dan Goldfus, commander of the 769th Hiram Infantry Brigade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel is going to invade Lebanon, and will go right to the Litani River, because they desperately so need the water.

This again underscores the Israeli government's stance that they don't want a true, just, and lasting peace in the region, but territory, and by any means necessary.

Sep 08 10:06

NYPD Officers Take Turns Beating Bronx Man After Search Turns Up Nothing

A Bronx man has accused a half-dozen NYPD officers of taking turns beating and kicking him after he asked an officer why he had been searched when she was responding to a noise complaint, according to ABC7. According to Santiago Hernandez, 23, he was standing in front of a home in the Melrose section of the Bronx on August 18th when a uniformed NYPD officer stopped and asked to frisk him.

Sep 08 10:04

BEX ALERT - 9/11 museum adds items tied to raid that killed bin Laden

Sep 08 09:59

Source: EU states fail to approve new sanctions against Russia

EU countries failed to approve new sanctions against Russia through an automatic written procedure as yet, which led to a necessity to summon an extraordinary meeting of ambassadors of the 28 European Union countries “to discuss the situation”.

A diplomatic source from a mission of one of the western European countries informed ITAR-TASS about it on Monday.

The European Commission and the Council of the EU stated earlier on Monday that the approval of sanctions would take place at 15:00 local time (13:00 UTC). To approve the sanctions through a written procedure at the session of the Council of the EU in Brussels, it is necessary that all the 28 states of the EU sign the new package.

Sep 08 09:55

‘Property of US Govt’: Islamic State jihadists armed with US military weapons

Islamic State fighters appear to be using captured US military issue arms and weapons supplied to moderate rebels in Syria by Saudi Arabia, according to a report published on Monday.

The study by the London-based small-arms research organisation Conflict Armament Research documented weapons seized by Kurdish forces from militants in Iraq and Syria over a 10-day period in July.

The report said the jihadists disposed of “significant quantities” of US-made small arms including M16 assault rifles and included photos showing the markings “Property of US Govt”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having an industrial-strength, palm to forehead moment, at intense velocity, upon reading this article.

Welcome to the Obama Administration, where one of the most intense prerequisites to employment is the inability to think ANYTHING through to its logical conclusion!!

Sep 08 09:46

If The Economy Is Recovering, Why Is The Labor Force Participation Rate At A 36 Year Low?

Should we be concerned that the percentage of Americans that are either working or looking for work is the lowest that it has been in 36 years? In August, an all-time record high 92,269,000 Americans 16 years of age and older did not "participate in the labor force". And when you throw in the people that are considered to be "in the labor force" but are not currently employed, that pushes the total of working age Americans that do not have jobs to well over 100 million. Yes, it may be hard to believe, but there are more than 100 million working age Americans that are not employed right now. Needless to say, this is not a sign of a healthy economy, and it is a huge reason why dependence on the government has soared to absolutely unprecedented levels. When people can't take care of themselves, they need someone else to take care of them. If the percentage of people in the labor force continues to decline like it has been, what is that going to mean for the future of our society?

Sep 08 09:42

U.S. Military to Provide Equipment, Resources to Battle Ebola Epidemic in Africa

President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. military will begin aiding what has been a chaotic and ineffective response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, arguing that it represents a serious national security concern.

The move is a significant ramp up in the U.S. response and comes as the already-strained military is likely to be called upon further to address militant threats in the Middle East. The decision to involve the military in providing equipment and other assistance for international health workers in Africa comes after mounting calls from some unlikely groups — most prominently the international medical group Doctors Without Borders — demonstrating to the White House the urgency of the issue.

“We’re going to have to get U.S. military assets just to set up, for example, isolation units and equipment there,” he said, “to provide security for public health workers surging from around the world.”??

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be the fulfillment of that old adage, "Never let a good crisis go to waste".

The answers to the ebola outbreak are medical and scientific; not military.

Is the military presence a "Trojan Horse", and a springboard for more US exploitation and profit from the many natural resources Africa still possesses?!?

My hunch would be, yes.

And as to those "isolation units" the US would allegedly be setting up there; will the price of not wanting to stay in those units be death by US military assault rifle?!? The US military is VERY good at that.

Sep 08 09:34

Cameron: ‘Yes’ Vote Will Make Scottish ‘More Vulnerable to Islamic Terror’

As ubiquitous political tools go, nothing beats the old ‘terror threat’. Coming just one week after British PM David Cameron announced that due to the ISIS crisis in Iraq, the terror threat was being raised to SEVERE, Cameron seems to be threatening Scotland with a wave of “Islamic terror” if the Scottish dare to vote ‘Yes’ on independence from London.

Clearly, Cameron was beaming with confidence from inside the Welsh castle fortified specially for NATO’s annual chest-puffing photo session and circle jerk, so much so that he’s allowing the public to see his true colours. According the PM,Scotland will be more vulnerable to terror attacks if it votes for independence on Sept. 18th. Cameron’s justification for this precarious position is that all of us now live in a “very dangerous and insecure world”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

British PM Cameron, this is desperation on the cusp of madness, writ large.

Sep 08 09:30

Preparing To Asset-strip Local Governments? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral. assets (HQLA). That means banks that are the largest holders of munis are liable to start dumping them in favor of the Treasuries and corporate bonds that do satisfy the requirement.

Why would regulators dangerously jeopardize state and local government budgets in this way? Skeptical observers speculate that the intent is to Detroit-ize municipal governments, so that assets can be stripped as is being done in that imperiled city. The international bankers got away with asset-stripping Greece. Why not make the US itself a wholly-owned subsidiary of private banking interests?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the risk of sounding like a chipped CD, please have no more money in the bank than you need to handle bills; keep the rest under your personal control.

Find resources from which you can purchase small amounts of gold and silver.

Don't have anything stored in a bank deposit box, because in times of a "financial emergency", the Federal Government now has the right to expropriate whatever they find in those boxes.

Folks, something wicked this way comes, economically; the best you can do is be as prepared for it in the most intelligent way possible.

Sep 08 09:23

Palestinians Offered State Five Times The Size Of Palestine By Egyptian President, Abbas Rejects

Egyptian President General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has reportedly offered Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas a Palestinian State, in Egypt’s Sinai, which would be five times bigger than anything Israel could offer them in negotiations.

Comment: Great idea! Have Israel move there and give back all of Israel to their rightful owners the Palestinians!

Sep 08 09:14

Peace in the Middle East: A 7-Point Plan for Jon Voight

People are still bringing up your letter to me from four weeks ago where you condemned Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz to "hang their heads in shame" for standing against Israel's recent war on Gaza, and this is why I write this letter even a month later. You've clearly struck a chord in many people with your passionate castigation of these two anti-war actors -- Spanish actors, may I justly add; former colonialists who once occupied then lost an entire continent. Surely, they are jealous of Israel who, unlike them, has lost none of its occupied territories.

Just a joke.

Sep 08 09:14

SISI BACKWARDS IS ISIS

Israeli politicians responded enthusiastically Monday to reports that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was willing to give Palestinians land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza for a state.

It obviously does not matter what the Palestinians want …

Sep 08 09:13

SPEAK NOT AND FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

“Civility” is the Israel lobby’s new
weapon against free speech on US
campuses

Sep 08 09:13

‘THOSE DANCING ISRAELIS’ AT GAZA GROUND ZERO

According to the United Nations, the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, in its latest assault on the people of Gaza, the occupation forces killed 2170 and injured 10900 human beings (about 80% of them civilians, >519 children killed, 2114 children injured).

Sep 08 09:13

Russia reopens criminal cases against Lithuanians who refused to serve in Soviet army

Russia has reopened 25-year-old cases that may lead to criminal charges against young people who refused to serve in the Soviet army in 1990-1991, shows a request for legal assistance received by the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office.

Sep 08 09:12

9-year-old calls police on neighbor for racist, terroristic threats to family

Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man who terrorized his Hispanic neighbors.

According to an arrest warrant, the trouble started on Aug. 31, on Lipps Lane, off Preston Highway. Police say a Hispanic family was arriving home when they noticed that their neighbor, 51-year-old Douglas Poynter, had painted the words "KKK wants you to burn" on the side of his fence, facing their house.

Sep 08 09:12

The widening gap between America’s wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is “unsustainable”, but is unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a Harvard Business School study released on Monday.

The study, titled An Economy Doing Half its Job, said American companies – particularly big ones – were showing some signs of recovering their competitive edge on the world stage since the financial crisis, but that workers would likely keep struggling to demand better pay and benefits.

Sep 08 08:51

September snow in the forecast for Calgary

Monday's weather forecast is sure to get a chilly reception in Calgary, with Environment Canada projecting single-digit temperatures and a chance of rain turning to snow in southern Alberta.

The mercury is expected to plummet from a balmy high of 25 Celsius on Sunday down to a predicted high of just 2 Celsius on Monday. The sudden plunge is due to a cold Arctic air mass blowing through the region, Environment Canada says.

The weather watchdog issued a special weather statement Sunday warning of the possible first snowfall of the season.

Sep 08 08:36

Israel rejects NZ ambassador

Israel is refusing to accept New Zealand's ambassador because he will also have contact with Palestinian officials.

While Israel insists it is upholding a long-established protocol, diplomats in Wellington say New Zealand's ambassador to Israel has had contact with Palestine since 2008 with no issue being raised.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has confirmed that Israeli officials had advised in recent days that they would "not accept as ambassador a person who was also a representative to the Palestinian Authority".

Sep 08 08:31

Industry and Trade Minister: Russia Sees No Problem in Producing Own Mistral-Type Ships

Russia is capable of building its own Mistral helicopter carriers similar to the ones France is currently constructing, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said Monday in an interview on Rossiya-24 television.

"If the task comes along to build analogous ships, then we’ll do that since this was [an international] cooperation: the components and maneuvering system were Russian," Manturov said.

The president of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Aleksei Rakhmanov, said earlier the company would suffer no serious damage if the Mistral contracts were broken.

Sep 08 08:31

Peace in the Middle East: A 7-Point Plan for Jon Voight

As much as I am familiar with the Israeli discourse due to my work, I have an issue with your letter, Mr. Voight. The issue is not that it is a pro-Zionist letter, but that it is a pro-Zionist letter that corrupts the dialogue. I'm guessing history is not your strong point because not only was most of your text inaccurate, but you just went all out and falsely exposed a history that even Zionists wish to bury. Ironically, you did a disservice to Israel as you maladroitly equated the pro-Israel stance with that of prejudice and discrimination. This is wrong. I am here to explain these dangerous mistakes that deter us from ever resting this conflict in the arms of peace.

Here is a list of the things you inaccurately depicted and that you should not mention again if you truly care about Israel's security and the pursuit of peace:

Sep 08 08:23

How to Prevent a Thermal Hack on Your ATM PIN

You've just finished your trip to the grocery store with your debit card, making sure to hide your pin number. But before you get home, the funds in your account are wiped clear.

How did this happen?

Sep 08 08:21

Greek Island Police Chief Photographed in Nazi Salute on Trip to Germany

The newspaper reported that the photo had been sent anonymously to the police who investigated the incident, but ultimately did not charge Kagkalos due to lack of evidence.

Kagkalos has appealed to the administrative courts an order by police headquarters to remove him from his position, which he has held since 2011, the newspaper reported.

Parliament Working to Outlaw Holocaust Denial

Note: This is insanity, go to jail for a hand gesture!

Sep 08 08:19

Japan says economy contracted 7.1 percent in 2Q

Japan's economy shrank more sharply in the second quarter than first estimated and the latest indicators suggest only a modest bounce back since then.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with globalism is that nations like Japan and China have become dependent on the United States as perpetual (over)consumers of their exports. As the US economy decays, so too do those revenue sources, dragging other nations down with us.

Sep 08 08:17

Violence Escalates in East Jerusalem, One Day After Palestinian Teen Killed

Violence increased in eastern Jerusalem a day after the death of a Palestinian teen a week after being shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration.

Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, died Sunday morning in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

Following news of the teen’s death, protests began in eastern Jerusalem, which has been the scene of demonstrations and violence since the beginning of July when a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and burned to death by Jewish Israelis in a revenge killing for the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teens, and the launch of Israel’s military operation Protective Edge. Hundreds of Palestinians have been detained during the two months of unrest.

Sep 08 08:17

US forms ten-nation coalition to escalate war in Iraq, Syria

US officials announced Friday that a "core coalition" of 10 countries, nine NATO members plus Australia, had agreed on a joint program of action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the fundamentalist group whose forces now control much of eastern Syria and western and northern Iraq.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Wales with their counterparts from Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Turkey.

According to Reuters, Kerry explained the program for fighting ISIS as follows: "We need to attack them in ways that prevent them from taking over territory, to bolster the Iraqi security forces and others in the region who are prepared to take them on, without committing troops of our own."

Kerry later reiterated the last point, saying, "Obviously, I think that's a red line for everybody here: no boots on the ground."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Sep 08 08:17

Ukraine crisis: EU to adopt new Russia sanctions soon

The EU says new sanctions against Russia should be adopted shortly and take effect on Tuesday, despite a Kremlin warning of retaliation.

But an EU spokeswoman said the sanctions would be "reversible", depending on the situation in Ukraine.

Sep 08 08:12

How Elvis Presley Missed His True Calling — As a Cantor

In the summer of 1954, Elvis Presley released his first single. He had one problem: He couldn’t play it.

The aspiring 19-year-old singer was living with his parents at 462 Alabama Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. With rent at $50 a month, his family was too poor to afford a record player. So, as he often did, Elvis turned to his upstairs neighbors for help — Rabbi Alfred Fruchter and Jeannette Fruchter, his wife.

“He asked to borrow our record player. Mom said: ‘Elvis, you’re in luck. We’re going away for the whole summer, so you can have it,’” their son, Harold Fruchter, recounted.

Note: There you have it "Before He Was the King, He Was a Shabbos Goy"

Sep 08 08:11

Ten days to save the Union with Scotland

David Cameron and Gordon Brown are to spearhead a final 10-day scramble to save the United Kingdom, following a poll suggesting that Scotland is on the brink of voting to break up Britain.

Over the weekend the Prime Minister held crisis talks with the Queen at Balmoral after the YouGov poll put Alex Salmond’s campaign for independence was in the lead for the first time.

Later this week, Mr Cameron will give details for the transfer of more powers to the Scottish Government if it remains in the UK in an attempt to stem the growing support for independence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After centuries of betrayals and double-crosses by London, I doubt this last-ditch effort to reverse the tide of public opinion will work (but there is always election fraud).

Scottish independence will be a major problem for Obama. If Scotland votes to become independent and Obama doesn't declare war as a result, it hammers home the hypocrisy of his actions when Crimea, then later Lugansk and Donetsk did the same!


Sep 08 08:10

Al-Qaeda suspects were brought to the 'point of death' during 'real torture' by CIA

At least two al-Qaeda suspects were brought to the “point of death” during “real torture” by CIA officials following the 9/11 attacks, a security source has claimed.

The insider said Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, allegedly the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon, and at least one other person were not simply waterboarded, which is designed to simulate the sensation of drowning.

“They weren’t just pouring water over their heads or over a cloth,” the source told The Daily Telegraph.

“They were holding them under water until the point of death, with a doctor present to make sure they did not go too far. This was real torture.”

Sep 08 08:08

Does Carrying a Gun to Synagogue Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

Although most synagogues hire additional security for the High Holy Days, for some congregants, bringing a gun to synagogue is a sensible option. Indeed, congregants with concealed carry permits say it is not that unusual — carrying a weapon is part of their daily routine.

Sep 08 08:08

Fee Fi Fo Fum More Dead Lizards and then Some

?“Joan Rivers... whiter than the Nile, I'll be passing you in style some day. You've come to a dark twisted end, my turkey vulture friend. Joan Rivers and mehhhhhhhhhhh.”?

Whether it was selling cheap paste jewelry on QVC channel or chanting “Success at any cost! Success at any cost!” She was inflexibly true to her compulsions. She sold a lost of paste and she did get success regardless of the cost. “Can we talk?” Uh... no we can't Joan. See... there is that incredibly ironic thing about the vocal chords. What did Mr. Apocalypse say? “I'm going to be really ingenious, visible and you know just how ingenious that can be. Well... no you don't but never mind.

Sep 08 08:07

Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back

Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there.

The Macenta region, right on the Liberian border, had been one of the first places where the outbreak surfaced, but they hadn’t seen a new case for weeks. So they packed up, leaving a handful of staff on stand-by. The outbreak was showing signs of slowing elsewhere as well.

Instead, new cases appeared across the border in Liberia and then spread across West Africa, carried by the sick and dying. Now, months later, Macenta is once again a hotspot.

Sep 08 07:58

Ukraine conflict death toll rises above 3,000, says UN

The number of people confirmed killed in the Ukraine conflict has risen above 3,000 if the victims of the MH17 plane crash are included, a senior UN human rights official said on Monday.

Sep 08 07:54

How Monsanto, the World Bank and the IMF are working to force GMOs into a destabilized Ukraine

Embattled Ukraine, which is currently under siege (practically) by a belligerent Russia, once upon a time used to be called the "Breadbasket of the Soviet Union," because most of the U.S.S.R.'s food came from there.

Even after the U.S.S.R. dissolved, Ukraine continued to be productive agriculturally, though its production of other goods and services, by 1999, had fallen to 40 percent of what the country was producing in 1991, when the breakup took place, according to the CIA World Factbook.

But now, while the Ukrainian government faces off against a powerful Russian army, the country's agricultural production is about to be ambushed as well, according to CounterPunch:

On July 28, the California-based Oakland Institute released a report revealing that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, would open that country to genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture.

Sep 08 07:53

Poverty levels accelerating in the US

Unemployment is leading to poverty levels that haven't been seen in the US in decades.

"This could be a bend point in our economy."

Many middle class are finding themselves sinking into poverty.

Blacks, Latinos, and 50+ are getting hit the hardest.

Whole industries that created jobs in the past - construction for example - are simply drying up.

Sep 08 07:52

Sea Ice Not Involved With ‘AGW’

Many were touting purported Arctic sea ice-melt as the surging sign of Anthropogenic Global Warming, or AGW. Brian Sussman, “ClimateGate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the … scam of AGW fanatics. Sussman describes how nobody officially measured Arctic ice until satellites became available in 1979.

John Daly, a former USS Skate crewmember in 1959: “the Skate found open water both in the summer and following winter.” Reports of the “least amount of ice in history, corresponds only to the last 30 years. They don’t include personal accounts by Navy men made before there were satellites to map ice in 1979.

Russian ‘Yamal’

In August 2000, the Russian icebreaker Yamal took some environmental scientists on an excursion into the Arctic. Arriving at the North Pole, they noticed expanses of open water. Photographs taken then became the subject of sensationalist reporting.

Sep 08 07:39

Tough new EU sanctions target Russian oil giants over conflict in Ukraine, as Moscow threatens to close its airspace to foreign passenger jets

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has vowed to respond to any new sanctions, hinting that Western air companies would be barred from using Siberian airspace for flights between Europe and Asia.

If the Russian energy and financial industries are hit, then 'we will have to respond asymmetrically - for example, with restrictions in the transport sphere.'

If European airlines are forced to fly around Russian airspace - for example on routes to and from Asia on which they overfly Siberia - it could threaten their viability, he said.

'It may lead to bankruptcy of many airlines that are teetering on the brink of survival,' he said.

'We would just like our partners to realise that', he said.

Sep 08 07:34

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

He wrote: "The Higgs potential has the worrisome feature that it might become metastable at energies above 100bn gigaelectronvolts (GeV)."

What might this lead to? Hawkins explained: "This could mean that the universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay, with a bubble of the true vacuum expanding at the speed of light. This could happen at any time and we wouldn't see it coming."

Before you prepare your loved ones for an evacuation to some distant star, Hawking did offer some hope with, it seems, a wry smile: "A particle accelerator that reaches 100bn GeV would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate."

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I am a great admirer of Professor Hawkings, especially the courage he has shown in overcoming his physical limitations, but I do nto agree with everything he says. Yes, AI might end human civilization as we know it, although AI will probably find humans useful to keep the connectors free of dust and corrosion. I disagree about alien civilizations being a threat. Any alien civilization whose technology can exceed the speed of light and cross the gap between stars would find present-day humans and Earth itself of little interest. Do you stop and examine every ant hill you p[ass as you drive down the highway? Same thing.

Long time readers know I do not support the "popular" theories of human-caused global warming or the Big Bang. With regard to the former, this coming winter will validate my skepticism, and with regard to the latter, I question whether what popped out of the LHC at Cern is a Higg's Boson, and even if it is, whether it ever actually existed before that very moment.

One of the downsides of an academic upbringing is that one is schooled to believe what the academics before you believed, which limits scientific objectivity. Professor Hawkings has refined that which he was taught to be real, but dares not stray outside the prime assumptions. Obviously were I to meet him I would be appropriately respectful and polite ... but I do have a couple pointed questions for him.

As for his claim about the end of the universe, this continues a pattern we have long seen in commercialized science of attracting attention and funding by predicting a dire catastrophe, and as this article point out, Stephen is trying to promote a book.

Sep 08 07:29

Israel Obstructs Gaza Rehabilitation

Nearly two weeks after conflict ended, agreed on ceasefire terms aren't implemented. Status quo conditions remain. More on this below.

It's unclear what follow-up Cairo talks will achieve. Or if Israel will attend.

On September 2, Netanyahu told a closed cabinet session he won't send a delegation to Cairo for further discussions.

Sep 08 07:21

TWO RABBIS BUSTED IN LONDON FOR COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE RING, MONEY LAUNDERING

A Chabad rabbi and his son have been arrested for allegedly laundering money for a large London-based drug smuggling ring, Ynet and UK media sources are reporting.

Bais Moshiach, a non-official Lubavitch Center in London’s Stamford Hill neighborhood, was raided this evening by UK police and Interpol agents.

The director of the center along with his son were arrested on charges of money laundering.

Sep 08 07:21

Obama Gets Caught Spinning His Most Embarrassing Statement About ISIS

At least one prominent fact-checking organization is calling out President Barack Obama for falsely claiming he "wasn't specifically referring to" Islamic State militants when he dismissed them as a "JV" team.

During a Sunday interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Obama was pressed on the comments, published in a January profile in The New Yorker. In the piece, Obama was asked about the jihadist militants that had just captured Fallujah, Iraq. He replied: "The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant."

Sep 08 07:20

Monday, 8 September 2014Gilad Atzmon, ISIL, MOSSAD, War on Iraq, War on Syria, Zionist entity

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

Israeli press comes short of linking Sotloff to the Mossad but it produces the necessary evidence that would make such a suggestion into a valid option.

Sep 08 07:19

Why we love to hate conspiracy theories: 911 Truth as threat to the intelligentsia

What ever happened to “war is a racket” and “follow the money”?

In rigorous compliance with the true meanings of “academic freedom” [2] and “freedom of the press” virtually no academics or mainstream journalists have made it their research to find truth or to radically (at the root) question the establishment version.

Indeed, all the major and considered-radical academic pundits such as Noam Chomsky and Ward Churchill, have actively avoided the possibility that the 911 attacks could have been known or aided from within the finance-corporate-military complex.

What keeps them from crossing that line? What makes them demean attempts to cross that line? [3]

Sep 08 07:18

After Gaza War, One-Third of Israelis Consider Emigrating

Israel’s Channel 2 published a poll which found that in the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge, one-third of Israelis are considering emigration. 56% would not emigrate were they given the opportunity. Unlike in the past, only 36% would think badly of anyone who did emigrate.

Sep 08 07:09

The War in East Ukraine: US-NATO’s Paranoid Falsification of Reality

More than twenty emergency United Nations Security Council meetings have been called since January, 2014, the majority of them currently demonizing Russian President Putin for destabilizing Eastern Ukraine. With the exception of China, the stark failure to acknowledge and confront the authors of the current tragic bloodshed and slaughter in Ukraine reveals paranoid ideation by US/NATO members of the Security Council, who either willfully ignore or deliberately eschew their own responsibility for the current ongoing carnage.

Sep 08 06:54

“Civility” is the Israel lobby’s new weapon against free speech on US campuses

As I was driving through Indiana en route to Michigan this weekend, I saw this billboard for a local sheriff’s election campaign. There, above the uniformed police officer with his military-style crew cut, is the slogan “Return to Civility.”

It seemed the perfect metaphor for what “civility” has come to mean on US campuses: the forceful policing, at the behest of Israel lobby groups, of any discourse or activism critical of Israel.

In the wake of Israel’s latest Gaza massacre, the civility police are cracking down hard. Most notoriously, administrators and trustees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used the excuse of “civility” to fire Steven Salaita for his strong criticisms of, among other things, Israel’s slaughter of hundreds of children in Gaza.

But civility crackdowns are now breaking out across the country. Another alarming case involves a student at Ohio University.

Sep 08 06:34

US Throws up Roadblocks for Those Wishing to Leave

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

The word is out. People are leaving the US in droves.

The latest FBI NICS list of American citizens who have expatriated shows a spike in individuals who have renounced their US citizenship.

The list, published quarterly, provides a grand total of 2,193 such renunciants since the end of last year. 2013 resulted in a total of 2,999 renunciants, which constituted a 221% increase over those who left in 2012. And we are just half way through 2014.

The NICS list, however, appears to be incomplete. For starters, NICS only lists renunciants, not relinquishers. And yes, there is a difference. Renouncing requires swearing an oath in front of an official of the US government and now has a $2,350 fee attached to it, a recent increase of 422%. Relinquishing does not require the involvement of a US government official but instead involves making one of a number of acts which result in forfeiting one’s US citizenship...

Sep 08 06:27

Police intelligence targets cash

During the rush to improve homeland security a decade ago, an invitation went out from Congress to a newly retired California highway patrolman named Joe David. A lawmaker asked him to brief the Senate on how highway police could keep “our communities safe from terrorists and drug dealers.”

David had developed an uncanny talent for finding cocaine and cash in cars and trucks, beginning along the remote highways of the Mojave Desert. His reputation had spread among police officers after he started a training firm in 1989 to teach his homegrown stop-and-seizure techniques. He called it Desert Snow.

Sep 08 06:12

Bank clients of Middle Eastern descent want answers on closed accounts

From Washington state to Florida, surprising letters from banks have turned up in the mailboxes of at least a dozen people..

The message in each case: Your bank account is being closed. What frustrates the recipients is not only that they are all of Middle Eastern descent — leading them to suspect discrimination — but that the banks refused to provide the reason for kicking them out.

"We never understood what's going on," said AbdulHyee Waqas, who had his Bellevue, Wash., nonprofit group's account closed. "We had been a good customer. It was very disheartening."

Last summer, a Minneapolis dentist went so far as to write detailed explanations of all his transactions, hoping that TCF Bank would let him reopen the joint account with his wife and his personal account. The response: Sorry, we're not interested in your business.

Sep 08 05:52

Israel rejects New Zealand's proposed ambassador

Israeli regime has refused to accept Zealand’s ambassador-designate Jonathan Curr because of his contacts with Palestinians, officials say.

New Zealand officials said on Monday that Tel Aviv had refused to accept their latest appointment to the post. Sources say Curr was scheduled to travel to Israel within the coming days to present his official documents.

Senior Israeli authorities have announced that they would not accept any ambassador who was also a representative to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Israeli Foreign Ministry sources have said that unless Curr will remove his "dual credentials," he will not be allowed to act as an ambassador to Israel.

Sep 08 05:09

American-allied nations are secretly helping ISIS to grow - US Colonel Ann Wright

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 came with many warnings that it would lead to a dire consequences for the whole region. A decade later, and the brutal jihadists from ISIS are dominating the north of the devastated country. Now, the US is again mulling the possibility of sending its army to Iraq once more - but would that actually help solve the issue? From where does the money come for the Islamic State? Is America obliged to save Iraq after what it's done to that nation? We ask these questions to American Colonel and former diplomat Ann Wright on Sophie&Co today.

Sep 08 04:56

Jewish man who spoke at Gaza rally forced to flee Salford home after he was assaulted and house attacked twice

An Orthodox Jewish man who spoke out against Israel’s bombing of Gaza has fled his home after it was vandalised twice and he was assaulted.

Downstairs windows at the property in Curzon Road, Higher Broughton, Salford, were smashed, eggs thrown at the property and graffiti daubed on the door and window sill.

The victim’s car was sprayed with red paint.

Police say they are treating the attacks as hate crimes.

The man is understood to have moved out of the terraced property after being targeted by a mob of up to 30 people.

The victim had expressed his views in the local community and also on King Street, in Manchester city centre, which has been the scene of protests by pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli groups.

Sep 08 04:23

Man Arrested For Filming Militarized Police Raid

An Oregon man was arrested for filming a militarized police raid in his neighborhood after cops accused him of “interfering” with their operation by recording the incident on an iPad from across the street.

Sep 08 04:08

Community rallies for changes in schools, police force

Sparked by the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a local group in Binghamton is calling for changes in the community and the police force.

Sep 08 03:45

How the US government admits vaccines cause autism

Compensation for vaccine-induced autism? No. Compensation for vaccine-induced encephalopathy—“accompanied by” symptoms including autistic behavior and autism? Yes. -- The government is paying compensation for a vaccine-induced “something” that just happens to progress to an array of symptoms which include, well, autistic behavior, and yes, autism.

Sep 08 02:01

September Snow


September Snow to Fall Over Northern Plains Tuesday

The first frost and snowfall of the year will arrive over the northern Plains before the middle of the week.

"A major cold front will push southward through the Prairies Monday with a strong, Arctic high pressure system building in behind it," said AccuWeather Canada Weather Expert Brett Anderson.

The air behind this front will be cold enough for several inches of snow to fall over the Canadian Rockies and even in cities such as Calgary and Edmonton on Monday afternoon into Tuesday evening.

Snow is then forecast to make an appearance across Montana and into North Dakota on Tuesday night

Sep 08 01:06

Lawyer Sanctioned for Anti-Semitism Will Host Christopher Bollyn at 9/11 Event

Bruce Leichty, a California attorney who represented 9/11 widow Ellen Mariani in federal litigation between 2007 and 2013, is hosting a 9/11 event in Southern California on September 13th. Christopher Bollyn, author of Solving 9/11: The Deception That Changed The World, will speak at the free event in San Dimas. The event is open to the public. Bollyn will also speak at an event in San Diego on Sept. 14.

Leichty and Mariani were sanctioned by a federal court of appeals for being "anti-semitic" after they notified that court of connections between the Tel Aviv-based lawyer son of New York federal judge Alvin K. Hellerstein and 9/11 defendants Boeing and ICTS, an Israeli-owned company that provided airport security at Boston's Logan Airport.

September 7, 2014

Sep 07 20:28

Truthstream News 03 Double Episode: About All Those Vaccines…

In this special double episode of Truthstream News, Aaron and Melissa take on the CDC whistleblower and MMR-autism scandal (and that’s just for starters) — exposing the lies and obfuscations that have hurt untold numbers. Recently released audio of the good doc has now been leaked where he says he would NEVER shoot his pregnant wife up with a thimerosal-containing vaccine.

It’s shameful, but that’s just the icing on the vaccine cake. The evidence that the CDC “hid the decline” of skyrocketing autism rates in connection with a vaccine is just the beginning. Did you know the government’s health agencies never even tested thimerosal, the 50% ethylmercury preservative shot into thousands of children daily for decades and still given to pregnant women in the form of a flu shot? In fact, the CDC says some vaccines given to children still contain trace amounts…

Sep 07 20:28

America Can't Pay for Its Wars, Analysis Says

America can no longer afford all of its wars and military adventures abroad.

That’s the argument put forward by a nonpartisan budget analysis expressing concern over an apparent disconnect between the Defense Department, which has submitted its new budget for fiscal year 2015, and Congress, whose inability to balance a budget and agree on deficit levels has triggered automatic cuts that have slashed military spending to the bone and beyond.

Sep 07 20:27

CDC “Whistleblower” Now Says He’d NEVER Inject His Pregnant Wife with a Flu Shot!

This is enough to make you throw up, so I have to apologize in advance. Listen to this man who works for the CDC say that he’d NEVER inject his pregnant wife with a flu shot because he is confident that thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative still contained in these shots, causes TICS and he also admits he knows there is evidence thimerosal also causes “autism-like features”.

Sep 07 20:18

Oakland will not host Urban Shield next year: Mayor

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has announced that Urban Shield, a trade show and training exercise for law enforcement and emergency crews, will no longer be held in the city. The four-day event, which costs $1 million and is funded by the federal government, brings about 200 law enforcement organizations to the area, mostly from city and county police agencies. Emergency crews - nurses, ambulance workers and others - also attend the event.

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