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February 26, 2015

Feb 26 07:25

Top Ukrainian Nazi Visits U.S. Congress, Pentagon, Seeks Weapons for Ukraine

The Deputy Speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, Andriy Parubiy, who had been the co-founder of the Nazi-inspired Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine, met in Washington on Wednesday, February 25th, with members of the U.S. House and Senate who support his request that the U.S. Government donate weapons to his virtually bankrupt Government. Parubiy also visited with the Pentagon. Weapons are needed by his Government because his Government is engaged in a civil war against the residents in the area of Ukraine that had voted 90% for the former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, whom Parubiy himself (when he was called “the Mayor of Maidan”) led to overthrow in a violent February 2014 coup.

Feb 26 06:59

We Could See an Extended Flu Season as H1N1 Stages a Comeback

CDC: Most of the influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulating so far this season are different (drifted) from the H3N2 vaccine virus component.

Feb 26 06:58

JFK/RFK murder research full of misdirection

Just like the over focus on the buildings with 911 people over focus on the bullets and shots with JFK and RFK. And they are ignoring all the other evidence around both cases. Some don’t even ask the most basic questions.

Feb 26 06:53

For Propaganda & ‘Democracy Promotion’: State Dept Seeks Budget to Counter RT

Not everyone agrees that American claims on the nature of the global media war are factually correct. Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute, Daniel McAdams, is one dissenting voice.

“I think the problem the US has is they have an unlimited advertising budget, but the product they’re selling is not very attractive overseas. People are tired of US interventionism; they’re tired of US exceptionalism; they’re tired of the US bombing their country – if you’re a Somalian, you don’t care about listening to a radio broadcast from the US, you just wish the US would stop bombing you,” McAdams believes.

Feb 26 06:35

US armor paraded 300m from Russian border

NATO member Estonia has held a military parade in border town of Narva, just 300 meters from the Russian border. Tallinn is a long-time critic of Moscow, which it accuses of having an aggressive policy towards the Baltic nation.

Feb 26 04:06

Why Israel Lies

But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outside world that is diametrically opposed to reality. And all of us reporters who have covered the occupied territories have run into Israel’s Alice-in-Wonderland narratives, which we dutifully insert into our stories—required under the rules of American journalism—although we know they are untrue.
Note: Lies, lies, and more lies. Had enough yet!

Feb 26 04:00

Israel: World Tired of Us

Israeli Minister of Trade, Industry and Labor, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, says the world is tired of Israel and that Israel, rather than the Gaza Strip, is actually the terrorist state.
Note: The world is tired of Israeli nuclear weapons, murdering, beating Palestinians, lying, constant lying. Yes, we have had enough!

Feb 26 03:54

VANUNU'S PHOTOS OF DIMONA - 1985

Flashback: While their publication resulted in Vanunu being locked away for an 18-year prison sentence, his photographs of Israel's nuclear weapons factory - a bold statement against nuclear secrecy and for the abolition of nuclear weapons - are here for all to see.
Note: Care to explain that one Israel!

Feb 26 03:50

Israel Should Declare Nuclear Weapons, Sign Non-Proliferation Treaty: UN

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday criticized Israel for failing to join the international non-proliferation treaty and urged it to renounce its arsenal of nuclear weapons. The U.N. also approved a resolution, introduced by Egypt and backed by all Arab nations, calling on Israel to place its nuclear facilities under international oversight, according to media reports.
The U.N. General Assembly reportedly said that Israel, which has so far refused to officially admit to having nuclear weapons, is the only country in the Middle East that has not ratified the Non-Proliferation Treaty
Note: Israel does not have to obey anybody at anytime. Damn anti-Semites!


Feb 26 03:45

Jonathan Pollard: Israel's prolific American spy

Flashback: Until he was caught, Pollard had delivered more than 800 highly classified documents and 1,500 current intelligence summary messages. ..."It is difficult for me, even in the so-called "year of the spy," to conceive of a greater harm to national security than that caused by the defendant in view of the breadth, the critical importance to the U.S., and the high sensitivity of the information he sold to Israel,"
Note: Had enough yet!

Feb 26 03:40

Israel's Worst-Kept Secret

Israel has a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Former CIA Director Robert Gates said so during his 2006 Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of defense, when he noted—while serving as a university president—that Iran is surrounded by “powers with nuclear weapons,” including “the Israelis to the west.” Former President Jimmy Carter said so in 2008 and again this year, in interviews and speeches in which he pegged the number of Israel’s nuclear warheads at 150 to around 300.

But due to a quirk of federal secrecy rules, such remarks generally cannot be made even now by those who work for the U.S. government and hold active security clearances. In fact, U.S. officials, even those on Capitol Hill, are routinely admonished not to mention the existence of an Israeli nuclear arsenal and occasionally punished when they do so.
Note: Care to tell the world how you got them!! Had enough yet!

Feb 26 03:37

Netanyahu says respects Obama but no choice on Iran

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he respects President Barack Obama but stressed he has no choice but to travel to America to lobby against a nuclear deal with Iran.
Note: And the world has no choice but to cut off all aid, membership in the U.N. because Israel has nuclear weapons and won't sign the treaty. BTW where did you get them from Bennie!

February 25, 2015

Feb 25 23:54

Gold:Fool’s Gold - Michael Rivero - February 25, 2015


Feb 25 23:08

US-NATO Military Convoy of Tanks and Armored Vehicles at Russia’s Doorstep, Rolling Along the Estonia-Russia Border

A long column of military vehicles, including tanks and armored cars was filmed on 23 February in the Russian-speaking border city of Narva, Estonia.

Feb 25 23:02

Telecoms, GOP Launch 'Last Ditch Effort' to Undermine Net Neutrality

A U.S. House subcommittee is meeting Wednesday to make a final attempt to derail net neutrality ahead of the Federal Communications Commission's vote scheduled for later this week.

Feb 25 23:00

"There is no such thing as Russian language" - Deputy and MP for Poroshenko's Party

Rada Deputy Ivan Vinnik said that there is no such thing as a Russian language during the commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred.

Feb 25 22:51

CIA Torture Prisons in Poland

The European Court of Human Rights confirmed on February 17 that the Polish government was complicit in the CIA’s secretive programme of rendition, detention and interrogation. The Court in Strasbourg rejected a challenge from the Polish government to a landmark ruling from last July, the decision which now makes that original judgement final... Poland is the first EU member to be found guilty of complicity in the CIA’s secret detention programme and responsible for multiple violations of the detainees’ rights.


Feb 25 21:03

Netanyahu row with Obama administration deepens

A row between the US and Benjamin Netanyahu has deepened, with the Israeli leader accusing America and others of "giving up" on trying to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.

The US Secretary of State questioned Mr Netanyahu's judgement on the issue.

Feb 25 18:55

Clinton Foundation violated ethics agreement

The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday.

Feb 25 18:45

This is how the United States created ISIS


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Feb 25 18:41

Internet Freedom to Disappear on Thursday

The first thing will be changing the classification of the internet from an “information services” industry to a “telecommunications” industry, thus allowing the onerous – some call them draconian – rules now to apply to the internet, thus turning it essentially into a utility: bland, beige, quiescent, orderly, stagnant, inefficient, and expensive.

Feb 25 18:39

Perfect Example Of Why Hillary Clinton Would Be A Disaster As President

Hillary Clinton thinks climate change is a greater threat than ISIS and believes America should “empathize” and show “respect” for its enemies.


Feb 25 18:34

NYC Cops Are Now Being Asked To Do This INSANE Thing When They’re In Tough Situations

After the Eric Garner case in which cops held a man in a chokehold who was resisting arrest for selling cigarettes illegally (and later died of a heart attack), NYC Mayor deBlasio decided he wanted the police to get some new training.
Police could always use further training but what taxpayers paid for was $35 million of useless information. Apparently 8 out of 10 cops thought it was a waste of time and money.

Feb 25 18:22

CNN: It’s time to break up the NSA

Feb 25 18:15

3rd U.S. Government Official Arrested for Sex Crimes Against Children

The third U.S. government official in recent years has been arrested for sexual crimes against children.

This time it's a guy with the State Department. Daniel Rosen, who oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars in counterterrorism program funding, is all over the news today, charged with one count of 'use of a communications device to solicit a juvenile'.

Feb 25 16:54

Flu Deaths Keep Mounting in People Vaccinated Against the Flu

The official body count of this year’s flu shot victims continues to mount, as yet another previously healthy individual is reported to have died not long after getting the heavily pushed jab. Chad Rattray, a 37-year-old former hot dog vendor from Spokane, Washington, reportedly fell ill and died of complications from the flu recently, much to the sorrow of his close-knit community...

Feb 25 16:50

If the FCC’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Plan is So Great, Why Can’t Anyone See It?

If the FCC’s plan to “protect” net neutrality and reign in the power of greedy corporations is so fantastic, then why haven’t its 332 pages been released for public consumption?

Feb 25 16:28

Gold Wars

Gold wars is the story of the decline of the US dollar, the petrodollar standard, and a system of alternative investing by Kelly Mitchell.

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Website of today's radio guest!

Feb 25 16:28

Infamous Debate Franken / O'Reilly

(* Franken nails O'Reilly who used to claim he won a Peabody Award for his time on Inside Edition .
O'Reilly was LYING )

Feb 25 16:19

U.S. Military Trains African Armies Ahead of Boko Haram Campaign

Under the glare of the Saharan sun, a U.S. special forces trainer corrects the aim of a Chadian soldier as he takes cover behind a Toyota pick-up and fires at a target with his AK47 — a drill that could soon save his life.

Chad is sending hundreds of troops to fight Boko Haram in neighboring Nigeria as part of a regional offensive against the Islamist group, which killed an estimated 10,000 people last year in a campaign to carve an Islamic emirate from the north of Africa’s largest oil producer.

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Boy, those sure look like ISIS flags in that photo!

Feb 25 16:17

Pat Robertson: There could be demons attached to your thrift store finds

Do you shop at thrift stores to save money? Or maybe because you think recycling clothes is good for the environment? Or maybe because you are the “most extreme manifestation of ironic living” and find sincerity unbearable? Either way, you might be getting more than you bargained for with your latest purchase. (Get it? Bargain. Like, discount shopping? OK.)

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So, according to pat, only by shopping for brand new things at the malls will you be guaranteed entry into Heaven!!!!!!!

Feb 25 16:16

“They were virtually paralyzed”: America’s historic struggle to control its police

Civilian review boards were supposed to help the voiceless police the police. Here's where it all went wrong

Feb 25 16:08

Obamanet? Are Obama’s new internet rules the end of the Free and Open Internet?

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote on the most significant Internet regulations ever. In spite of the wide-reaching effects of these new regulations, the American public has no say in what happens; instead, a bunch of government bureaucrats at the FCC will decide the future of the internet.

Feb 25 16:06

How regulators and legislators make it harder for you to use solar power

As Americans have warmed to solar power and its ability to reduce electricity bills, utilities are suffering revenue losses and have been seeking ways to recoup that money. Over the past several years, state utility commissions and legislatures have pursued policies that reduce the benefits of adopting distributed solar power systems for homeonwers and businesses.

Feb 25 16:05

It's official: NSA spying is hurting the US tech economy

China is backing away from US tech brands for state purchases as NSA revelations continue to make headlines in newspapers all around the world.

Feb 25 16:05

Poland likely to send military advisers to help Ukraine – defense aid

Poland may follow the UK’s lead and send military advisers to Ukraine to help train the country’s troops. An aid to the Polish defense minister says a final decision will be made in March with the number expected to be under a hundred.

Feb 25 16:02

Hillary Clinton Endorses FCC’s Title II Designation for the Internet

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signaled support for the Federal Communications Commission upcoming vote to make the internet a Title II public utility.

Feb 25 15:46

Michigan man plows into truck loaded with 40,000 pounds of dynamite

A Michigan man remained in critical condition Wednesday after he survived crashing into a semi truck loaded with 40,000 pounds of dynamite, officials told the Los Angeles Times.

William Watson, 59, of Hawks, Mich., was driving his empty big rig through the Garden Township in Michigan's upper peninsula Tuesday morning when he rear-ended the semi loaded with the dynamite, which was making a left turn, according to the Delta County Sheriff's Office.

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"It's an ISIS plot!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 25 15:46

Socialism Behind “Net Neutrality” FCC Internet Takeover

“Net Neutrality” is a trojan horse attack on free speech spearheaded by socialist activists who want to take control of the Internet out of private hands by declaring it a “public utility.”

Feb 25 15:36

Report: UK Cops Drew Tasers On Over 430 Kids In 2013

Police in the United Kingdom drew Tasers on more than 400 minors in 2013, according to an official report released Wednesday.

Feb 25 15:30

Israel Turns off Power to Hundreds of Thousands of Palestinians in the Dead of Winter

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are cashed strapped this winter because Israel is withholding $240 million in tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority as punishment for joining the ICC. This is radical, though it’s not unusual and something we’ve come to expect.

Feb 25 15:19

‘Occupy made it possible’: JPMorgan whistleblower Fleischmann to Max Keiser

Alayne Fleischmann, a former lawyer at JPMorgan Chase, whose testimony helped secure a $13 billion fine for the bank, says that most big-time fraudsters have got away scot-free, and claims that only continued public interest can ensure they are punished.

In 2006, Fleischmann worked in a team that repackaged individual home loans as securities. She witnessed a host of violations, including never-to-be-repaid subprime loans being mis-sold as reliable investments, helping to heat the market that sparked the worldwide financial crisis in 2008.

Feb 25 15:18

Torture and All of the Other War On Terror Excesses Have Come Home

“It’s Just A Matter of Time Before [Torture] Spills Back Into Domestic Territory. Historically, It Always Has”

What should we make of the news that Americans are being arrested and treated in Guantanamo-like conditions in Chicago … including:

Brutality

Being held in secret

Not even telling a suspect’s lawyer whether his client is being held?

Feb 25 15:13

Iceland Did Something Epically Clever With The Last McDonald’s Meal They Ever Sold

So far, the meal on display has lived up to its “franken-food” reputation, showing not the slightest sign of decomposition and indubitably further sealing the deal on Iceland`s departure from the mega-chain.

Feb 25 15:12

Boston Tops 100 Inches Of Snow In Record-Setting Winter

Boston eclipsed 100 inches of snow in a season for just the second time in recorded history Wednesday morning.

Feb 25 15:09

Secret Service to conduct drone exercises over Washington

The U.S. Secret Service says it will fly drones over the Washington area in the near future.

Feb 25 15:05

Mexican police kill one, injure dozens at teachers’ protest

Protesting teachers in Acapulco, Mexico, ran into a determined police line as they cut the main road to the city’s airport.

Feb 25 14:56

Anti-War Campaigners Condemn Decision to Send British Troops to Ukraine

Lindsey German, convenor of Stop the War, said "After British military exercises in Ukraine last year.

Feb 25 14:46

IRS will allow people to keep extra money from ObamaCare tax error7116113 87

People who received incorrect tax information from ObamaCare will be allowed to keep the extra money in their refunds and will not have to refile their taxes, the Treasury Department said Tuesday.

The Obama administration announced last week that 800,000 people signed up for ObamaCare had received incorrect tax information. Most of those people will be receiving a corrected form in the mail early next month, and are being asked to delay filing their taxes until then.

Feb 25 14:21

Clashes in Kiev as anti-government protest escalates

An anti-government demonstration in downtown Kiev escalated in scuffles on Wednesday afternoon, with 1,000 people already taking part in the event.

Feb 25 14:18

Militia DNR reported that in the south of the Donetsk region is a tank battle

RIA Novosti. Tank battle is in the south of the village Shirokino Donetsk region, RIA Novosti reported the militia headquarters of the DNI.

The village is part of the Shirokino Novoazovskiy Donetsk region. It is located on the shores of the Sea of Azov between the cities of Mariupol (under the control of law enforcement officers) and Novoazovsk (under the control of the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk People's Republic). In the autumn the village was under the control of militias DNI, then considered neutral territory. In early February, was occupied by Ukrainian battalion

Feb 25 14:15

The City that Privatized Itself to Death

I wonder what in 100 years from now it will be, London. The city that privatised itself to death. Abandoned to nature, maybe, the whole place a massive, feral version of that mimsy garden bridge over the Thames currently being planned by the giggling classes. Poor London, the ancient and forgotten metropolis, crumbling slowly into an enchanted urban forest.

Feb 25 14:15

Chicago’s Message In Motion: Reparations For Police Brutality!

Saturday night, a group of activists and allies took to the subway in Chicago to make some noise about this week’s election and the much discussed reparations ordinance. The ordinance, which would provide care and compensation to individuals tortured by Chicago police under Jon Burge, will not be on the ballot but the man who has prevented it from getting a hearing before the City Council will be: Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Feb 25 14:09

Why ‘Net Neutrality’ is a Trojan Horse For Obama’s Web Takeover

The federal government is about to seize control of the Internet and most Americans don’t even know about it.

Feb 25 14:05

Palestine at the International Criminal Court

Lawrence Davidson assesses the potential and problems of the Palestinian request to the International Criminal Court to begin a preliminary investigation of Israel’s actions during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip

Feb 25 14:03

100 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve Should Be Shut Down

Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time since it was created. If the Fed is doing everything correctly, why should Yellen be alarmed? What does she have to hide? During testimony before Congress on Tuesday, she made “central bank independence” sound like it was the holy grail. Even though every other government function is debated politically in this country, Yellen insists that what the Federal Reserve does is “too important” to be influenced by the American people. Does any other government agency ever dare to make that claim? But of course the Federal Reserve is not a government agency. It is a private banking cartel that has far more power over our money and our economy than anyone else does. And later on in this article I am going to share with you dozens of reasons why Congress should shut it down.

Feb 25 13:56

Cop Who Illegally Kidnapped and Beat Down Syndrome Man Says He Would Do It Again if He Could

On Tuesday, we reported that the police had admitted that San Diego Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffrey Guy broke the law when he assaulted 22-year-old Antonio Martinez, who doctors say, has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. -- On Wednesday, a shocking new report from ABC 10 News has uncovered that Guy also has a history of using force with another agency. Not only did this cop say he would assault an innocent man with down syndrome again if the opportunity arises, but an investigation revealed that he has a history of excessive force.

Feb 25 13:48

Netanyahu is a warmongering fanatic

Leaked international intelligence service cables have provided telling insights into the reality of Iran's civilian nuclear program-an issue which has been continually hyped up and distorted by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

Feb 25 13:46

US "Pivot" Sends Asia Fleeing Toward China

When former-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the US "pivot to Asia," she and the policy wonks who dreamed it up probably imagined it as a well choreographed geopolitical masterstroke. In reality, it was more like an elephant crashing through the jungle, sending all in its path fleeing for cover well ahead of its arrival.

Feb 25 13:41

What To Do While Waiting to End the Fed

Given the Fed’s poor performance before and after the 2007–08 financial crisis and Great Recession, and its now recognized 100 year history of failure, at least some members of Congress, even without Ron Paul, are now willing to consider major reform.

Feb 25 13:40

FBI EMPLOYEE FACED RETALIATION AFTER BLOWING THE WHISTLE INSIDE BUREAU ABOUT AGENTS STEALING ITEMS FROM GROUND ZERO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on whistleblower retaliation complaints at the FBI. The results are pretty alarming. Unlike employees of other executive branch agencies, FBI employees do not have a process to seek corrective action if they experience retaliation based on a disclosure of wrongdoingto their supervisors or others in their chain of command who are not designated officials.
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Feb 25 13:35

A giant art installation targets predator drone operators

In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.

To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, where drone attacks regularly occur. Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face.

Feb 25 13:28

3 arrested in New York City for allegedly conspiring to support ISIS

Federal prosecutors say two of the men came to the attention of law enforcement last summer after they expressed online support for the groups. Hilofatnews.com was an Uzbek-language website that called for readers to join the terror group, the complaint said.

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Feb 25 13:16

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.

Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.

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Great. That means the head of a 120-year old money junkie on the body of an 18-year old athlete!

Feb 25 13:13

Truth in Media: The Origin of ISIS

As the U.S. goes to war in an attempt to defeat yet another terrorist group, the biggest question is: Who exactly is ISIS and where did they come from?

Angela Keaton, the founder of Antiwar.com, said that ISIS is “entirely a creation of the United States’ behavior in Iraq.”

Feb 25 13:03

Boehner faces no-win situation on DHS funding bill

Right wing angry over GOP's DHS plan

The two Republican congressional leaders in charge of avoiding a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security haven't spoken in two weeks even as the agency is set to run out of money in three days.

Feb 25 12:49

Hillary Clinton Blames ‘Different Media’ For Dividing Country

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton complained that “different media” are dividing the country, making it impossible for people to even have a conversation with each other.

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Translation: "Everyone should be forced to be in agreement with me!"

Feb 25 12:39

Bad news for warmists: Sun has entered 'weakest solar cycle in a century'

The conceit that human production of carbon dioxide is capable of driving the earth’s climate is running smack into the sun. CO2 accounts for a mere 0.039% of the atmosphere, while the sun accounts for 99.86% of all of the mass in our entire solar system. And Ol’ Sol is not taking the insult lightly. Vencore Weather reports:

For the past 5 days, solar activity has been very low and one measure of solar activity – its X-ray output – has basically flatlined in recent days (plot below courtesy NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center). Not since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906 has there been a solar cycle with fewer sunspots.

Feb 25 12:38

FLASHBACK 2013 - Solar activity heads for lowest low in four centuries

The sun's activity is in free fall, according to a leading space physicist. But don't expect a little ice age. "Solar activity is declining very fast at the moment," Mike Lockwood, professor of space environmental physics at Reading University, UK, told New Scientist. "We estimate faster than at any time in the last 9300 years."

Feb 25 12:37

Record Cold And Snow Destroy Global Warming Claims

Yet another bitterly cold, snowy winter is destroying alarmist global warming claims, proving once again that over-the-top global warming predictions are proving no more scientifically credible than snake oil.

This morning, stunning photos show New England lobster boats frozen in port, looking like they are stranded deep within the Arctic Circle. The boats have been frozen in place for weeks, which would be remarkable enough if this were the middle of January. However, the calendar is about to turn to March.

Feb 25 12:36

Temperatures dip to minus 11, setting record low

This morning’s temperature of minus 11 just after 5 a.m. broke a 101-year-old record, according to the National Weather Service.

Feb 25 12:36

February continues to break cold temperature records

The Finger Lakes region continues to break cold-temperature records this February, and temperatures will likely stay low until the end of the month.

Ithaca-area residents woke up to another morning in the negatives. At one point this morning, it was -19.1 degrees in Ithaca, according to data from the Northeast Regional Climate Center on Game Farm Road in Ithaca.

Feb 25 12:36

February is four days from hitting official record as coldest ever

The coldest month in Buffalo’s 145 years of weather-keeping is four days from being consigned to the record books. The only questions remaining are what the final tallies will show.

Feb 25 12:35

Relentless Record Cold Tightens Grip Across U.S.

Twenty-three states had temperatures at or below zero on Tuesday as snow, sleet, and rain paralyzed parts of the South.

Feb 25 12:18

US, coalition forces air strike targeted school in the town of Al-Garma north of Fallujah 24-2-2015

US, coalition forces air strike targeted school in the town of Al-Garma north of Fallujah 24-2-2015

Feb 25 12:17

Soros, Ford shovel $196 million to 'net neutrality' groups, staff to White House

Liberal philanthropist George Soros and the Ford Foundation have lavished groups supporting the administration’s “net neutrality” agenda, donating $196 million and landing proponents on the White House staff, according to a new report.

And now, as the Federal Communications Commission nears approving a type of government control over the Internet, the groups are poised to declare victory in the years-long fight, according to the report from MRC Business, an arm of the conservative media watchdog, the Media Research Center.

Feb 25 12:16

JON STEWART’S FOND FAREWELL

In a long, in depth interview that covered the span of his career as a performer, director, and show creator, Jon Stewart appeared at a live performance in New York City with comedian Catie Lazarus and discussed the reaction to his announcement last week that he was stepping down from the helm of the hugely popular news satire program The Daily Show.

Feb 25 12:16

LESSONS FROM CHARLIE

A magazine can make a point of printing anti-Muslim mockery in response to threats because it knows that freedom of speech (and of the press) will be vociferously defended by the elites of Europe when the target is Muslim, whereas anti-Jewish cartoons will generate harsh condemnations.

Feb 25 12:06

THE GRAND ILLUSION

In the years since 9/11, American police alone have killed at least twice as many Americans as died in that single large event, the annual toll of police killings being somewhere between 500 and 1,000, the variation owing to many such events going inaccurately reported by police.

Feb 25 11:54

Bibi's Bother: Friendship with US falls apart, leaks reveal lies on Iran nukes, popularity slumps

Israel's Prime Minister will address the US Congress next week on Iran's alleged nuclear program - which he says poses a global threat. Many congressmen have expressed skepticism - with one calling Netanyahu's visit "high theatre"

Feb 25 11:45

Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?

The deputy foreign minister announced that Kiev is preparing for “full-scale war” against Russia and wants the West to supply lethal weapons and training so the fight can be taken to Russia.

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So this is where WW3 will officially start!

Feb 25 11:44

Gas explosion destroys house in New Jersey

A police dashboard camera has caught the moment a house exploded in New Jersey on Tuesday, injuring 15 people.

NJ Gas were aware of a mains gas leak in the area of Route 9 and Oak Avenue and Stafford Township, and were evacuating homes and investigating the source of the leak when the explosion occurred.

No-one was in the house at the time of the explosion, but seven gas company workers were injured in the blast, two critically.

Feb 25 11:43

America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

This is a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence. In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. did not wage any wars.

Feb 25 11:43

See ice covering Tahquamenon Falls

Ice has covered Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

"The water is flowing beneath the ice, but we have never seen the left side froze over before," the Tahquamenon Falls State Park posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

Feb 25 11:30

Get Over It: There’s No Better Deal Coming on Iran’s Nuclear Program

The best chance to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program remains peaceful is imperiled because of mistaken notions about what real alternatives the West has.

Feb 25 11:28

World’s leading Simcard maker confirms British and US spooks “probably” stole security codes

The Franco-Dutch world number one simcard maker Gemalto has concluded its own investigation into a hacking of its security codes.

Last week an investigative website, acting on information supplied by whistleblower Edward Snowden, accused the British and American security services of the hack so they could monitor calls, texts and emails.

“This attack very likely has happened. We can correlate what is described in the document allegedly coming from the NSA or GCHQ with events we have observed. This attack was very innovative, it has never been seen before. So it was likely not done by a hacker or mafia as is usual,” said Gemalto’s boss Olivier Piou.

Feb 25 11:27

Ex-Police chief gambled away stolen cash

Feb 25 11:27

Ukraine: Right Sector march against Kiev govt, saying 'we put you there'

Activists from the 'ultra-nationalist' Right Sector marched through Kiev on Wednesday to express their dissatisfaction with the current Ukrainian government a year on from the coup that saw the ex-president Viktor Yanukovych violently ousted.

Feb 25 11:06

U.S. charges three with conspiring to support Islamic State, planning attacks

Three men were charged on Wednesday with conspiring to support Islamic State, U.S. authorities announced.

Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, of Uzbekistan and Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, of Kazakhstan were accused of planning to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said.

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I will wager a plugged Turkish Piastre that they were set up by an FBI informant!

Feb 25 11:05

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote Tuesday in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
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The result exposed possible vulnerability for an incumbent who has widespread support from business leaders, national name recognition and millions of dollars in campaign funds.

Feb 25 11:01

How long before you can WALK to Brooklyn? Manhattan is encased in the worst ice for a decade as river freezes

With huge lumps of ice appearing to fuse together and no sign of the freezing weather abating any time soon New Yorkers could be forgiven for wondering whether they will soon be able to walk across the East River to Brooklyn.

Ferry operators have described it as the worst winter they have experienced in 28-years as they were forced to shut down after huge ice sheets, up to 18 inches thick, formed on the surface.

Feb 25 10:46

Isis video threat to slaughter 150 Assyrian Christian hostages unless US stops bombing Islamic State forces

Islamic State (Isis) militants who are holding about 150 Assyrian Christians hostage, including many women and children, are expected to release a video threatening to kill them if the US-led coalition airstrikes do not stop, activists and local officials report.

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So now they know what ISIS is going to do before ISIS does it?

Feb 25 10:44

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine To 'Bang Out' On Netanyahu Speech

Why Tim Kaine's Decision to Skip Netanyahu's Speech Could Resonate for Years

Why does it matter? Democrats frequently cite Kaine as a strong contender to fill out the party's 2016 presidential ticket.

Feb 25 10:42

FBI accused Oscar winner Arnon Milchan of selling secret US nuclear tech

Arnon Milchan, the producer of the film 12 Years A Slave, just won an Oscar. However, what is not being reported in Hollywood gossip columns is his alleged life as a secret agent.

Producer Arnon Milchan is a citizen of Israel and has close ties to the leadership of the Israel Labor party. FBI documents also suggest he is a foreign spy who illegally exported US nuclear tech. Arnon Milchan owned a trading company that was allegedly used to smuggle high tech triggering devices for nuclear weapons to Israel. The FBI believes 800 of these triggers were illegally sent to Israel.

Feb 25 10:39

Huge Increase In Old/Thick Arctic Sea Ice

The amount of Arctic sea ice at least three years old is up 37% since 2011. But even worse news for alarmists is that the old/thick ice is located on the Alaska side of the Arctic, where it will inhibit summer melt.

Feb 25 10:38

Coldest Start To The Year On Record In The Northeast US

When the final data comes in for this month, 2015 will be the coldest January/February on record in the Northeastern US, with 148 record lows for every record high.

Feb 25 10:36

Global Warming in Buffalo, New York!

Feb 25 10:34

Britain's zero hours economy exposed: Extra 100,000 people relying on jobs without ANY guarantee of work to make ends meet

The number of ‘zero hour contract’ jobs has soared by 400,000 in just six months – with many people having to take on more than one to make ends meet, new figures have revealed.

There were 1.8million jobs without any guarantee of work in August last year – up from 1.4million in January.

The number of people whose main job was a zero-hours contract has also soared to 697,000 in the quarter to December, up from 586,000 in the same period in 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Feb 25 10:29

A Secret "Black Site" Revealed In Chicago: "When You Go In, You Just Disappear"

Located in a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side is where, according to the Guardian, one can find the domestic equivalent of a CIA "black site" - an illegal, off-the-books interrogation compound used by Chicago special police units, one which renders "Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside"; a place whose former occupants say is where you end up when you are "disappeared"; a place which confirms that when it comes to the eternal "who is better - us or them" debate, there really is no difference: "It brings to mind the interrogation facilities they use in the Middle East. The CIA calls them black sites. It’s a domestic black site. When you go in, no one knows what’s happened to you.” It's a Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib rolled into one. In short: it is a place where the US constitution and basic human rights have absolutely no access.

Feb 25 10:29

Eddie Ray Routh Is Found Guilty At Trial Of “American Sniper”

Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-marine who shot and killed Chris Kyle, elevated to the rank of hero sniper in the US thanks to the blockbuster American Sniper and his friend, Chad Littlefield, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

More: http://whatisusa.info/eddie-ray-routh-is-found-guilty-at-trial-of-amer...

Feb 25 10:27

Ukraine Enters Hyperinflation: Currency Trading Halted, "Soon We Will Walk Around With Suitcases For Cash"

The Ukraine central bank tried to call a halt on Wednesday by banning banks from buying foreign currency on behalf of their clients for the rest of this week. Although banks could still trade with each other, by mid-morning there were no registered trades at any rate, leaving the currency in limbo. A construction worker exchanging dollars at a kiosk in a grocery shop in return for a bag filled with thousands of hryvnia, laughed and told shoppers: "Soon we will have to walk around with suitcases for cash, like in the 1990s."

Feb 25 10:26

‘Utter humiliation': Rahm Emanuel coming up short in Chicago?

Facing four challengers in the Chicago mayoral elections, Rahm Emanuel may come up short of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff. Even with President Obama in town to campaign for him, a runoff against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia looks likely.

Feb 25 10:22

FORCED BLOOD DRAWS, DNA COLLECTION AND BIOMETRIC SCANS: WHAT COUNTRY IS THIS?

Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation. Forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, forced inclusion in biometric databases—these are just a few ways in which Americans are being forced to accept that we have no control over what happens to our bodies during an encounter with government officials.

Feb 25 10:20

FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress ahead of Net Neutrality Vote

Wheeler’s refusal to go before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday comes on the eve of the FCC’s vote on new Internet regulations pertaining to net neutrality. The committee’s chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), and Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R., Mich.) criticized Wheeler and the administration for lacking transparency on the issue.

Feb 25 10:19

Amid doubts, truce in Ukraine appears to largely hold

Over the weekend, the Obama administration released satellite images that it said showed the Russian army had joined the pro-Russian separatists in their efforts to encircle Debaltseve and take the city, supplying artillery systems and multiple-rocket launchers to the area. It was impossible to independently verify the grainy black-and-white satellite images posted to Twitter by the U.S. ambassador, Geoffrey Pyatt.

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Isn't that always the case?

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It is impossible to tell what is in these images, all the more so because Kiev uses Russian equipment, some of which deserted to the Eastern Ukrainian forces along with their soldiers.

This reminds me of the infamous satellite photos shown by Colin Powell which were claimed to show mobile support vehicles for chemical weapons use, which later turned out to be ordinary fire trucks!

Feb 25 10:13

STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ARRESTED, SUSPECTED OF SOLICITING SEX FROM MINOR

A Senior State Department official who oversees counter-terrorism programs has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex from a minor, authorities in Virginia said late Tuesday.Daniel Rosen was arrested at his home in Washington just after noon and is being held in the city's jail on suspicion of use of a communications device to solicit a juvenile, said Lucy Caldwell, spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Police Department.

Feb 25 10:07

Gold and Debt: Astonishing Comparisons

Debt and budgets in the trillions of dollars and euros are difficult to comprehend. The US budget is nearly $4 Trillion per year while the US official national debt exceeds $18 Trillion. A single large bank may hold contracts for more than $50 Trillion in derivative contracts. Global debt is approximately $200 Trillion.

Feb 25 10:04

NYPD HAS BEEN FORCING COPS TO WATCH AN OLD PATRICK SWAYZE MOVIE TO LEARN HOW TO ‘BE NICE’

No, it’s not satire. The NYPD has actually been forcing cops to watch select scenes from an old Patrick Swayze movie in order to teach them how to “be nice” police officers.

Feb 25 10:00

Watch as Florida Parents are Treated Like Children for Questioning School Curriculum

I examined seventh-grade “Civics in Practice” and it contained numerous factual inaccuracies. For example, on Page 100 it states, “The Constitution can be changed in two ways; formally by Amendment, and informally by Government.” This notion of dictatorship is enhanced by eighth-grade textbook “United States History,” which states on Page 185, “The President issues Executive Orders. These commands have the power of law.”

While some called us book-burning Nazis, Page 274 of “Civics in Practice” states, “Citizens must be alert to propaganda” and glittering generalities is a “type of propaganda which often uses words such as freedom and patriotism.” This world government indoctrination is augmented on Page 425, where a geographical map of North America eliminates the United States, and places our great nation in nine new “cultural nations.”

For pointing this out, one public speaker at the School Board textbook workshop called us “narrow-minded, racist Bible-thumpers.”

Feb 25 09:59

French planes on Gulf-based carrier make first strikes

French Rafale warplanes from the carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf on Wednesday carried out their first bombing sortie since joining the fight against jihadists in Iraq this week.

Feb 25 09:58

BEX ALERT - Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 150 Christians

Islamic State militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian activists said on Tuesday.

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Now the warhawks are playing the religion card, trying to rebrand the invasion of Syria as a new Holy Crusade of Christians against the Muslims!

Feb 25 09:57

New Meme Illustrates The Things We Trust FAR MORE Than Barack Obama

Here’s a short list of the things we trust FAR MORE than President Barack Hussein Obama:

Feb 25 09:54

Cyprus signs military deal with Russia

Cyprus on Wednesday signed a deal with Russia allowing its navy ships to make regular port calls on the island.

The deal with European Union member Cyprus, which also hosts British military bases, comes amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine, the worst since the Cold War times.

Feb 25 09:48

The Guardian Surrenders To Zionist Pressure

The following post is taken from the Ultra Zionist CIF Watch. The hawkish Israeli outlet is bragging today about its success in persuading The Guardian to remove The Wandering Who from its online book shop. Needless to say that The Wandering Who was published three years ago, it has been a best seller since then. It was translated into 12 languages and not a single claim referring to any form of hatred has been issued in the UK or anywhere else. The Wandering Who has been endorsed by the most impressive list of scholars and humanists. Seemingly, it doesn't take much for The Guardian to shamelessly surrender to pressure made by supporters of ethnic cleansing Israel.

To buy The Wandering Who on Amazon.co.uk

Feb 25 09:46

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canada’s electronic surveillance agency is covertly monitoring vast amounts of Canadians’ emails as part of a sweeping domestic cybersecurity operation, according to top-secret documents.

Feb 25 09:45

Harper urges swift passage of anti-terror bill as NDP calls for full study

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging a House of Commons committee to study the government's anti-terror bill as quickly as possible, in spite of accusations the Conservatives are using their majority to rush the legislation onto the books.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told the Commons on Tuesday it is essential to scrutinize the bill, and asked Harper to ensure that security and human rights experts are not only heard, but also heeded.

The Conservatives brought in the bill — which would significantly expand the powers of Canada's spy agency — following the murders of two Canadian soldiers last October.

The bill would also make it easier for authorities to control the movements of terror suspects, expand no-fly list powers, crack down on extremist propaganda and outlaw encouraging someone to commit a terrorist act.

Feb 25 09:44

18.8 million non-customers could be affected by Anthem breach

You read that headline correctly: between 8.8 and 18.8 million people are at risk as a result of the massive data breach that hit health insurer Anthem Inc. – despite having no relationship with the company.

When Anthem announced early February that hackers had accessed its servers and stolen personal information – including names, birth dates, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, Social Security numbers, and employment information – it was estimated that about 78.8 million customers – including some 13.5 million Californians, 27,000 North Dakotans, 775,000 North Carolinians, 3.77 million Virginians, and 11,000 New Mexicans – were affected. Now, it transpires that the hackers got even luckier, and that an additional 8.8 to 18.8 people who aren’t Anthem customers could also be affected.

Feb 25 09:43

Feds raid Texas secessionist meeting

Feb 25 09:42

Johnson & Johnson loses first Risperdal jury trial

A Philadelphia jury said Tuesday that drugmaker Johnson & Johnson should pay $2.5 million to a 20-year-old autistic man from Alabama - who developed size 46 DD breasts as a young teenager - because the company failed to adequately warn of that potential side effect from his use of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

This was the first case related to the condition called gynecomastia that went to a jury, but thousands more lawsuits are lined up in Philadelphia, California, Missouri, and other locations.

J&J paid $2.2 billion in 2013 to settle federal and state criminal and civil charges related to illegal marketing of the drug, but that did not stop individual lawsuits related to adverse events.

Feb 25 09:42

[AP]: Iran blows up mock US aircraft carrier in the Gulf

(*If it is a cover-up or deception , it might have to do with the low public opinion for Netenyahu's Take Over The US Congress Tour 2015)

Feb 25 09:42

Ukraine's 128th Brigade commander blamed for losing state-of-the-art US-supplied equipment

“The most scandalous is the fact that the units of the 128th Brigade abandoned the latest US counter-mortar radar which was supplied to us only recently. It was the first delivery of precision US weaponry to Ukraine. The radar was well packed, and I hope that at least they had some opportunity to use it. It was a unique, expensive weapon which they abandoned. It suggests the withdrawal was not conducted in accordance with any plans, there was no preparation for it, and the brigade commander who exited the cauldron before his soldiers who were coming out for the next two days, received the Hero of Ukraine award. If this is how one encourages the proper treatment of soldiers and toward military equipment, then what can I say?” Butusov said.

Feb 25 09:41

Fisheries ‘shocked’ at silence over water leak at wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant

Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture slammed Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Wednesday after it emerged that water containing cesium and other radioactive isotopes has been draining into the Pacific near the Fukushima No. 1 plant and that Tepco did nothing to prevent it despite learning of the leak last May.

“I don’t understand why (Tepco) kept silent even though they knew about it. Fishery operators are absolutely shocked,” Masakazu Yabuki, chief of the Iwaki fisheries cooperative, said at a meeting with Tepco officials.

Feb 25 09:40

“Ex-Mossad” group threatened South Africa cyberattack, leaks show

The people in question apparently hand-delivered a letter to the South African financy ministry, threatening to attack the country’s banking and financial sector if the government did not shut down the anti-Israel campaign in South Africa within 30 days and remove and prosecute certain people linked with the campaign.

They claimed to have been partly responsible for the Stuxnet worm that sabotaged Iranian uranium enrichment facilities about five years ago – widely believed to be the work of the Americans and Israelis – and the associated Flame malware that was used to spy on targets in the Middle East. The group said they still had access to Mossad technologies and resources.

Feb 25 09:36

Palestine at the International Criminal Court: Potential and Problems - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Palestine’s request that the ICC take up Israeli behavior during its summer 2014 invasion of Gaza is a seminal cry for justice. It is also a seminal challenge to the Court and all its member states to see that international law applies to the strong and influential.

Feb 25 09:35

OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

Let's start with some basic concepts. You live in an age of lies. Every day of your life you are literally being drowned in lies. Lies by government. Lies by advertisers. Lies by the corporate media.

Truth has become such a valuable commodity that the government is economizing it!

Liars, meaning good convincing liars (i.e. sociopaths, who evince no guilt when they lie) , lie because they are able to get what they want from people, especially if those people are conditioned from childhood to tell and to believe that others will tell the truth.

It may seem that I am stating the obvious, but the point I want to make is that all ruling power is, is the willingness and ability to do things the ruled may not, or have been conditioned to believe they cannot do.

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Feb 25 09:32

Netanyahu's Talk 'Destructive' To U.S.-Israel Ties, Susan Rice Says

President Obama's national security adviser has said the invitation by House Speaker John Boehner to Israel's prime minister to address Congress – and Benjamin Netanyahu's acceptance of it – has "injected a degree of partisanship" that is "destructive to the fabric of the relationship" between Israel and the U.S.

Susan Rice's comments on PBS' Charlie Rose on Tuesday are the harshest remarks by a White House official over Netanyahu's March 3 speech to Congress on what he sees as the threat posed by Iran.

Feb 25 09:31

The city of Edmonton is considering adding an eleven kilometer (seven mile) 'freezeway' that will allow residents to skate to work, with a pilot project planned for as early as next winter.

Cold temperatures persist over much of North America this week. But rather than just trying to survive the winter, one Canadian city is trying to turn it into an asset.

Feb 25 09:22

Denmark's plan to give spooks greater-than-NSA spy powers sparks outcry

Copenhagen is considering empowering its intelligence services to conduct covert electronic surveillance on citizens abroad without the need for a court order. Outraged privacy advocates have pledged to fight the initiative.

Despite the global outpouring of criticism of the National Security Agency and its affiliated partners in the so-called Five Eyes spying ring, which was exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, it seems the Danish government is only too willing to take spying to an unprecedented new level.

Feb 25 09:20

Putin: Gas supplies to Europe could suffer in 3-4 days if Kiev doesn't pay

Russia will cut off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev fails to pay in “three or four days,” President Vladimir Putin said, adding that this "will create a problem" for gas transit to Europe.

“Gazprom has been fully complying with its obligations under the Ukraine gas supply contract and will continue doing that,” Putin told reporters after talks with the president of Cyprus on Wednesday. “The advance payment for gas supply made by the Ukrainian side will be in place for another three to four days. If there is no further prepayment, Gazprom will suspend supplies under the contract and its supplement. Of course, this could create a certain problem for [gas] transit to Europe to our European partners.”

However, Putin expressed the hope that it would not come to that, stressing that “it depends on the financial discipline of our Ukrainian partners.”

Feb 25 09:16

IL Governor Rauner Gets $750,000 Tax Break, Proposes Slashing Services to Middle Class and Poor: "...[H]e could easily become the national symbol of the trickle down economic theory that has failed to produce benefits for everyday Americans..."

Illinois' new GOP Governor, Bruce Rauner, will personally receive a $750,000 per year tax cut as a result of his decision not to continue the state's temporary 1.25% income tax surcharge that expired last year.

Feb 25 09:07

Ukraine Lies Are Iraq Lies All over Again

This is Iraq all over again. I'm talking about the deception of the American people about a threat that may not even exist. Iraq had its "weapons of mass destruction." Ukraine has its alleged "invasion" by Russia and threat to the rest of Eastern Europe. I busted this myth in my book Ukraine in the Crosshairs. What I found in my research is that those trying to convince us of Putin's dastardly role are lying.

In all honesty I don't know whether or not Russia has played the role it's been accused of. But I did find that those who are trying to convince us of that rely upon fabrications. I've got evidence of that.

Feb 25 09:05

New video shows US Chinook helicopter dropping 2 boxes of weapons for ISIL militants

Feb 25 09:03

Biochemistry Science versus the Pharmaceutical-Medical Paradigm

by Catherine J. Frompovich

There’s an excellent example that illustrates the crazy interpretation of biochemistry versus pharmaceutical vaccine pseudoscience, which has been going on for years masquerading as ‘evidence-based medicine’ parroted by the medical profession, the CDC/FDA, federal and state health agencies...

Feb 25 09:03

French lawmakers in first Damascus visit in three years

Some European countries which withdrew ambassadors from Syria are saying privately it is time for communication with Damascus, even though that is staunchly opposed by Britain and France, which argue that Assad has lost all legitimacy.

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Feb 25 09:02

Top Secret? Jordan Furious After Pentagon Reveals Anti-ISIL Training Site

The Pentagon has altered records to try and cover up its disclosure that one of its training camps to battle Islamic State militants is located in Jordan – information Jordan had requested be kept private.

The slip happened last week as a Pentagon officer briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. In an effort to hide the screw-up, the Pentagon has since redacted any mention of the training camp from its public records, the Washington Times reported.

The Pentagon typically only discusses aid partner nations provide to its operations against Islamic State militants only after those partner nations have publicly spoken about those contributions.
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Jordan Sends Troops to Iraqi Border to Prevent Infiltration of ISIL Militants

Feb 25 09:00

Facebook frontline: Kiev calls up 'online army' amid information war

A day after Ukraine announced it is joining the information war by creating an 'online army,' the Information Policy Ministry entered into its first controversy. It has reportedly called on bloggers to create accounts to spread information useful to Kiev.

The ministry has begun accepting applications from people wanting to join the online army. Once users are registered, they reportedly receive instructions on how to proceed.

Feb 25 09:00

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Raised the Minimum Wage. Now, His State's Economy is One of the Best in the Country

When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a$6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, the soon-forgotten Republican candidate for the presidency who called himself Minnesota's first true fiscally-conservative governor in modern history. Pawlenty prided himself on never raising state taxes -- the most he ever did to generate new revenue was increase the tax on cigarettes by 75 cents a pack. Between 2003 and late 2010, when Pawlenty was at the head of Minnesota's state government,he managed to add only 6,200 more jobs.

Feb 25 08:58

Cash for Gas: Russia Threatens to Shut Off Gas in Two Days for Lack of Payment; Meter Maid Called In

Last year, Russia shut off gas deliveries to Ukraine for lack of payment. Most of the flow through Ukraine goes to Europe, but Russia accused Ukraine of siphoning off gas without paying for it.

In December, Ukraine agreed to prepay for gas. The flows resumed, but a major dispute has recently arisen.

Feb 25 08:57

If vaccines work so well, then why does the science have to be FAKED?

There are no "whistleblowers" in the organic food world that all of the sudden "confess" that the power of organic food is some horrible lie and that all the tests for health and safety were faked by leading researchers and scientists. That hasn't happened, isn't happening and won't happen. Why? Because nutrition works, and chemical medicines don't, relatively speaking. In the vaccine world, there are more than a handful of leading researchers who have blown the whistle, on videotape and in the court rooms of America, that vaccine safety is not tested and results must be faked in order to get government contracts for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Feb 25 08:56

Egypt says political accord not enough to tackle terrorism in Libya

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry says a potential political agreement in Libya would not counter the threat posed by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists who have a base of support in eastern Libya.

Shoukry made the remarks during a press conference in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Tuesday.

“The approach by several countries, which imagine an accord between politicians will deal with the effects of terrorism, is astonishing,” the Egyptian foreign minister said.

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Here's your rifle, Sameh...

Feb 25 08:56

Spanish prime minister warns against populist rhetoric

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned that populism and demagoguery would be no option out of the country’s economic situation.

In his last annual state of the nation debate on Tuesday, Rajoy warned against what he called demagoguery in politics, which according to him, would risk Spain’s plans for economic recovery and reaching welfare.

“It is not with demagoguery that we can maintain the welfare state,” Rajoy said.

The Spanish leader was clearly alluding to some emerging political parties’ continued use of populist slogans in the run-up to a series of elections in the country which could end in a huge loss for the ruling government.

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In other words, what happened in Greece may happen in Spain.

Feb 25 08:55

The Troika’s Message to the New Greek Government: We Don’t Care About Humanitarian Issues

Since 2010 the troika, consisting of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Union’s commission, has forced different governments in Athens to implement six consecutive austerity programs which have severely lowered the living standards of working people, devastated Greece’s social systems and plunged millions into poverty. This is why on 25 January, the majority of the Greek population decided to vote for a party that raised their hopes for a better future by promising an end to austerity.

Four weeks later this dream has been shattered. In last week’s negotiations the troika left no doubt that it will not deviate from its path of insisting on the unrestricted continuation of austerity politics. In other words: The working people of Greece will have to keep filling the gaps in the state budget generated by the bank bailout in the beginning stages of the Euro crisis.

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Hey Greece; look at how Russia just handled Cyprus!

Feb 25 08:54

Oregon state senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward calls for government to physically violate children by force with vaccine mandate echoing Nazi crimes against humanity

Oregonians are about to find themselves living in a bona fide medical police state if State Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward gets her way. She's spearheading changes to state law that would eliminate philosophical and religious exemptions for vaccines, thereby forcing all parents to have their children physically violated with extremely toxic substances still used in vaccines: mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and monosodium glutamate -- all still used in vaccines as openly admitted by the CDC.

Feb 25 08:53

USDA betrays American people, approves Monsanto's new GMOs

In a sop to biotech and agriculture giant Monsanto, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the company's controversial genetically modified herbicide-resistant strains of soybean and cotton, leaving critics to speculate that the corporate giant's influence within the federal agency won out over legitimate concerns about human and environmental health.

Feb 25 08:53

Missouri bill proposes banning availability of police captured footage

A bill has been proposed by Missouri lawmakers which would exempt any footage recorded on a police operated camera from being viewed by the public.

Senate Bill No. 331 reads, “Any recording captured by a camera, which is capable of recording video or audio…shall not be a public record… [and] shall not be disclosed by a law enforcement agency except upon order of a court in the course of a criminal investigation or prosecution or civil litigation.” Footage captured on any police camera attached to a piece of police equipment, car, aircraft, or police person, would therefore be protected by this bill.

Feb 25 08:52

Vladimir Putin ordered Russian special forces to steal MH370 and secretly landed it at huge space port in Kazakhstan, claims [CNN] expert

The missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was hijacked on the orders of Vladimir Putin and secretly landed in Kazakhstan, an expert has claimed in a wild new theory.

Jeff Wise, a U.S. science writer who spearheaded CNN's coverage of the Boeing 777-200E, has based his outlandish theory on pings that the plane gave off for seven hours after it went missing, that were recorded by British telecommunications company Inmarsat.

Feb 25 08:51

Egyptian minister 'urged use of automatic weapons against protesters'

An audio recording broadcast by al-Jazeera is said to reveal Egypt’s interior minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, discussing the use of automatic weapons against protesters.

“Use all that is permitted under the law. I think you all understand and you all studied the law. Whatever is permitted by the law, use it without hesitation, any slight hesitation,” says the voice in the tape, “from water to the machine gun.”

Feb 25 08:45

Are fluoride levels in drinking water associated with hypothyroidism prevalence in England? A large observational study of GP practice data and fluoride levels in drinking water

While previous research has suggested that there is an association between fluoride ingestion and the incidence of hypothyroidism, few population level studies have been undertaken. In England, approximately 10% of the population live in areas with community fluoridation schemes and hypothyroidism prevalence can be assessed from general practice data. This observational study examines the association between levels of fluoride in water supplies with practice level hypothyroidism prevalence.

Feb 25 08:44

Israelis Report Saudis Willing to Help Them Attack Iran

Israel’s Channel 2 is claiming Saudi Arabia is close to agreeing to let Israel use their airspace to attack Iran, something Israel has been reported to be seeking for many years.

The latest report says that Saudi Arabia would be willing to let them use their air space, but only if Israel makes some progress on a peace deal with the Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudis cannot be that stupid. Israel will make concessions to Palestine, use Saudi Arabia to attack Iran (possibly escalating WW3) then Israel will simply take back the concessions made to Palestine when it is all over!

Feb 25 08:43

Non-GMO buffer zones routinely fail at containing GM traits and preventing Bt resistance

Many of the claims made concerning the supposed benefits of biotechnology and the effective containment of it through so-called "buffer zones" are patently false. Study after study continues to show that the patented traits of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) easily spread and cross-contaminate other crops, as well as worsen resistance among pests and weeds.

Alleged reductions in pesticide use associated with GM crops are a complete myth, as many farmers are using the same amounts of, or in some cases more, chemicals than they were prior to adopting GMOs. Bt crops in particular, which contain built-in pesticides, have not reduced insecticide use but rather shifted how the chemicals are applied.

Feb 25 08:41

Russian sanctions create broader problems for entire EU– Cyprus president

EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis have neither proved effective, nor met the expectations of those who imposed them, but brought huge losses, said Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiadis ahead of a visit to Moscow.

The sanctions have not only complicated the economic situation in many European countries, but brought no prospects of peace for the Ukrainian people, said Anastasiadis in an interview to TASS.

Feb 25 08:41

Central Banks Are Losing Control

The first round of interventions (2007-early 2009) was performed in the name of saving the system. The second round (2010-2012) was done because it was generally believed that the first round hadn’t completed the task of getting the world back to recovery.

However, from 2012 onward, everything changed. At that point the Central Banks went “all in” on the Keynesian lunacy that they’d been employing since 2008. We no longer had QE plans with definitive deadlines. Instead phrases like “open-ended” and doing “whatever it takes” began to emanate from Central Bankers’ mouths.

However, the insanity was in fact greater than this. It is one thing to bluff your way through the weakest recovery in 80+ years with empty promises; but it’s another thing entirely to roll the dice on your entire country’s solvency just to see what happens.

Feb 25 08:40

OPEC will hold extraordinary meeting if oil plunge continues – cartel president

The OPEC member states are discussing the possibility of an emergency meeting should oil prices continue to fall, said Nigerian Oil Minister, and OPEC President Diezani Alison-Madueke. Prices have dropped by than half since their peak last summer.

If the price “slips any further it is highly likely that I will have to call an extraordinary meeting of OPEC in the next six weeks or so,” said Alison-Madueke, as quoted by the Financial Times, adding that discussions are already underway.

Feb 25 08:39

Tony Blair’s ex-private secretary becomes Britain’s ambassador to Israel

Britain’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey, served as Tony Blair’s private secretary from 2004 to 2006. His appointment has sparked controversy as critics consider his foreign policy legacy.

Quarry worked as a private assistant to Tony Blair during the ex-Labour chief’s decade-long premiership. He subsequently became head of the Foreign Office’s Middle East and North Africa department.

Feb 25 08:34

‘Stark choice’: Britain will import 50% of food by 2040, farmers union warns

The UK will be importing more than half of its food supplies within a decade due to a growing population and stagnating farm productivity, farming leaders have warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How is that open-borders immigration policy looking now?

Feb 25 08:32

Spy agency watchdog ‘incapable of holding govt to account’ – human rights group

Britain’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) is a “hopelessly inadequate” watchdog that has failed to hold UK security services to account for 15 years, human rights charity Reprieve warns.

The human rights group's damning criticism surfaced in the wake of Sir Malcom Rifkind’s resignation as committee chair. Rifkind stepped down from the role on Tuesday, following abuse of power allegations.

Commenting on the Rifkind scandal, executive director of legal charity Reprieve Clare Algar said it should not detract from the ISC’s key problem: that it is unfit for purpose.

Feb 25 08:32

US Supreme Court: FISA surveillance stays secret

Lawyers for Adel Daoud requested access to the surveillance application that prosecutors submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to show that the teenager was targeted by an FBI-orchestrated sting because of computer searches related to a term paper. Last January, US District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled that for the first time such access ought to be granted. After the 7th Circuit Court overturned the ruling, Daoud’s lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court.

"Without access to FISA materials, it is virtually impossible for defendants to challenge the lawfulness of the government's surveillance of them," Daoud’s appeal said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Convictions based on secret evidence. That is how far this government has sunk!

Feb 25 08:31

Video footage counters Philadelphia police version of fatal shooting

The Philadelphia Police Department has maintained that Tate-Brown was pulled over by officers because the lights of his 2014 Dodge Charger were not turned on. They say one officer was knocked to the ground in a tussle with Tate-Brown, who was then shot and killed by another officer once he reached into the passenger side of his car for a stolen, loaded handgun.

Yet the new footage given to the Philadelphia Daily News by Brian Mildenberg, an attorney for Tate-Brown's mother, Tanya Brown-Dickerson, revealed that Tate-Brown stopped at a 7-Eleven moments before his death. Identified by his mother, Tate-Brown had his car lights on in the footage.

Feb 25 08:29

US Supreme Court hands Cuba a victory over its cigars

The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running battle between a US and Cuban company over the Cohiba cigar trademark. By refusing to hear an appeal, the country's highest court leaves intact a ruling in favor of the Cuban firm.

Due to a US trade embargo with Cuba, Cubatabaco cannot sell its Cohiba cigars in the United States while they are sold worldwide and in Cuba. US company General Cigar sells its Dominican Republic-produced Cohiba cigars in the US. The legal dispute is over whether the Cuban company has to the right to challenge General Cigar’s trademark in the US, despite the embargo, as reported by Agence France Presse.

Feb 25 08:23

Rare shooting spree in Czech Republic

The Czech government has ruled out terrorism as the motive for a resident's fatal shooting of eight people in a restaurant in the eastern town of Uhersky Brod. Police say the gunman then killed himself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason this story isn't getting a lot of coverage in the US is the shooter did not have an Arab name!

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