THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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August 26, 2014

Aug 26 16:12

YUMMY! Toxic Decayed Meat Being Sold As “Fresh”

After reading this you may never trust Congress or the FDA again, let alone corporate chain grocery stores. This toxic practice makes seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks and is banned in many countries including the European Union and Japan.

Aug 26 16:08

Next stop Pluto! Nasa spacecraft crosses Neptune's orbit in record time on trip to the outer edges of solar system

The piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit in just eight years and eight months.

That beats the previous time to travel this distance of nearly 2.75 billion miles (4.4 billion km) taken by Voyager 2 by nearly four years.

And in a rather fitting tribute to its predecessor, the milestone comes on the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2’s encounter with Neptune on 25 August 1989.

Aug 26 16:03

Woman worried about bedroom tax killed herself, coroner finds

A woman who was worried she would have to move out of her house or pay extra to stay because of the bedroom tax killed herself, a coroner has ruled.

Stephanie Bottrill, 53, had raised a son and daughter in her three-bedroom council house in the West Midlands but was living there alone after her children moved out.

On the day before she died, she told her doctor that she felt she was being pushed into choosing whether to move or to stay and face the prospect of paying extra, the inquest in Birmingham was told. Bottrill also told her GP she felt under pressure to make a quick decision.


Aug 26 16:02

Lockdown in Cardiff: City turned into high security 'prison' with 10 miles of fencing dubbed 'ring of steel' ahead of Nato conference next week

More than 9,000 officers from across the UK have been drafted in to police the event, which will be attended by 150 heads of state along with thousands of support staff and journalists.

But with eight miles of fencing surrounding the Newport resort and three miles in and around Cardiff city centre, Gwent Police are preparing for traffic disruptions.

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It is not yet known how much the bill for security will cost but it is expected to be published by the Welsh Government after the event.

Gwent Police say the costs will be met by Nato and No.10 Downing Street – which is leading the event - but opponents have predicted it could cost in the region of £50million, according to the South Wales Argus.

Aug 26 15:59

Nato plans east European bases to counter Russian threat

Nato is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics, according to its secretary general.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the organisations's summit in Cardiff next week would overcome divisions within the alliance and agree to new deployments on Russia's borders – a move certain to trigger a strong reaction from Moscow.

He also outlined moves to boost Ukraine's security, "modernise" its armed forces and help the country counter the threat from Russia.

Aug 26 15:57

What is the Difference Between the Democrat NationalCommitee and the Communist Party USA?

In America, conservatives have always been acutely aware of Communism, but the 47% who still approve of Barack Obama and those who are members of the Democratic Party are the dupes of those whose quest for tyrannical power permits them to tell the most appalling lies, particularly about Republicans.

The Democratic Party is so politically corrupt and devoid of moral standards that it is currently engaged in seeking to harm potential Republican presidential candidates with an utterly bogus indictment of Texas Governor Perry and the slanders leveled against New Jersey Governor Christie. It is a tactic of those who fear a loss at the ballot box.


Aug 26 15:54

Federal Government Spending $1 Million Creating Database To Track “Hate Speech” On Twitter…

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

Aug 26 15:20

Louis Freeh, Ex-Head of F.B.I., Hurt in Vermont Car Crash

Louis J. Freeh, the director of the F.B.I. from 1993 to 2001, was hospitalized on Monday after sustaining significant injuries in a one-car accident in Vermont, according to law enforcement officials.

Mr. Freeh, 64, broke at least one of his legs and required surgery, the officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Louis Freeh was sworn in as Director of the FBI on the very same day tat Vincent Foster was murdered. Delayed Arkanacide?

Aug 26 15:19

Local Police Departments Lose Military Assault Rifles, Humvees Given From Pentagon

Haunting images of local police officials using military-issued equipment to quell protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised new concerns about the Pentagon's controversial program to equip local and state police departments with military surplus weaponry. -- The program, now under White House review, has been plagued by messy bookkeeping, bureaucratic confusion and scores of missing weapons.


Aug 26 15:17

Bill Passes Allowing Police To Shut Off ALL Cell Phones … Remotely

Police and others would have the ability to shut off cell phones anytime they wanted under a bill passed by California’s state legislature, privacy experts say.

Senate Bill (SB) 962 would require manufacturers to add a “kill switch” to cell phones that would let authorities turn the device off remotely. The stated goal of the bill is to allow owners of smartphones to “kill” their phone if it’s stolen, but privacy experts say the bill’s language could be twisted. Additional language was needed, they add.

“If you give law enforcement a tool that can be abused, you’ll have an instance of asking for forgiveness rather than permission,” Jack Laperruque, an expert on privacy at the Center for Democracy and Technology, told The Hill. Laperruque believes authorities could use the kill switch to shut down communications during protests or incidents of civil unrest such as the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

Aug 26 15:12

4 Weird Decisions That Have Made Modern Cops Terrifying

In real life, a huge chunk of Americans have no trust for the police force, for reasons which should be obvious to anyone who’s paying attention to the news right now. And while the authors of this article can’t pretend to understand what it’s like to be targeted by the police, or to be a police officer, we do understand how hype works. And myth. And our.... mass media. And we think that the myth of the police officer — the the things we, as citizens, immediately assume upon seeing someone in uniform — has gotten pretty rotten. Because …

Aug 26 15:09

Italian man who beheaded maid 'wanted to fight Hamas'

An Italian man shot dead by police on Sunday after allegedly beheading a maid in Rome was a pro-Israel fanatic, who wanted to fight against Hamas in Gaza, the killer's host said on Tuesday.


Aug 26 15:02

Hollande puts economy in hands of 36 year-old ex-banker

The French President revealed on Tuesday the names of the ministers in his new government tasked with pushing through crucial reforms. The key role of Economy Minister went to former banker and key Hollande ally, Emmanuel Macron, aged just 36.

Aug 26 15:00

Physical Silver Inventory Declined By 24%

Aug 26 14:56

Superintendent Forces Students to Bend Over During Dress Code Check

“If you’re not comfortable with bending over, we might have a problem” -- Several female high school students in Noble, Okla. say their superintendent engaged in highly inappropriate behavior during a dress code check late last week.


Aug 26 14:53

Homeless man fights off police tasering

Jacob Less, the king of the hobos, gets jumped by OPP near Brantford, Ontario. The cops refuse to tell him why they are trying to arrest him, and he refuses to acknowledge their illegitimate authority over him. He sings in his regular rhyming scheme, which pisses off the cops. They try to taser him into submission, but the taser charges his batteries, and he breaks free of their aggressions.

Aug 26 14:21

Michelle O Security Detail Shuts Down Journalists — For HER WALK?

Our producer and cameraman were surrounded by Secret Service agents and very strongly advised to stop filming. At one point, Mrs. Obama looked in their direction and said, “Don’t do that.” It’s unclear if she was telling the agents to leave us alone, or scolding us for filming on public property. -- We wondered what the big deal was. The first lady is a fierce advocate for wellness and exercise. And there she was on her vacation—getting out and actually practicing what she preaches.


Aug 26 14:19

WHO calls emergency closed-door meeting on Ebola

The World Health Organization will host a closed-door conference in Geneva with some 100 health-care experts from around the world to explore the alternative medical treatments and experimental drugs available to combat Ebola.

Aug 26 14:17

American gangsters! Matt Taibbi & Max on suckers buying bogus & big bank mass perjury

Matt Taibbi talks about the injustice that follows the wealth divide and how Ferguson, Missouri plays into that.

Aug 26 14:12

Watch: Israel’s squatter colonies

In the Israeli-occupied West Bank, half a million Jewish squatters live in over a hundred colonies built on stolen Palestinian land.

The government of Israel says it has a right to build these colonies; the rest of the world disagrees.

Find out why Israeli Jews choose to live on stolen land, how they affect Palestinians, and why, despite international condemnation, the squatter colonies continue to grow.

Aug 26 14:11

Syrian foreign minister warns against airstrikes

Syria’s foreign minister warned the US yesterday not to conduct air strikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent.

Aug 26 14:09

Watch: US aid to Israel – the real deal

The special relationship between Israel and the United States goes deep, real deep. It’s based on “security”, conflict and, most of all money.

Most of the money is for the Israeli war machine. But with 2,139 people killed – most of them civilians and including 490 children – and over 10,500 wounded in Gaza, and given the Israeli Wehrmacht’s long list of human rights abuses, is this special relationship worth the price?

Aug 26 14:04

VA scandal probe targets potential obstruction of justice

The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.

Aug 26 14:00

Two NATO warships heading to Black Sea

A US Navy destroyer and a French frigate are expected to enter the waters of the Black Sea next week, a diplomatic and military source said.

Aug 26 13:57

Ahead of bypoll, licensed gun owners asked to deposit arms (INDIA)

“During the election, each licensed weapon will be kept in the strong room of police stations,” said the officer. (Coming to a tyrannical state near you?)

Aug 26 13:56

Gaza humanitarian situation disaster beyond imagination: Abbas

The President of Palestinian Unity government Mahmoud Abbas has described the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza strip as a disaster beyond imagination.

Aug 26 13:55

'My passenger is trying to take over!’ Pilot fights off attack by 82yo Christian missionary to safely land plane

A 23-year-old Australian pilot of a small aircraft repelled an attempt to switch off the engines from an 82-year-old passenger – himself a professional pilot – during a regional flight, before safely landing the aircraft in a field.

To overpower the passenger, Chandler repeatedly punched Nixon in the face, breaking his nose in the process. Shortly after the call, the plane made a perfectly-executed emergency landing on a farm field. Both men on-board were taken to hospital by helicopter.

Aug 26 13:51

Europe Does Not Expect Ukraine to Halt Russian Gas Transit – EU Energy Chief

The European Union is not concerned by the possibility of Kiev halting Russian gas transit via Ukraine, the vice-president of the European Commission responsible for energy, Gunther Oettinger, said in Minsk Tuesday.

Aug 26 13:34

Food Stamp Enrollments Top 45 Million 3 Years In a Row

President Barack Obama and vulnerable Democrats facing tough midterm elections in 71 days are scrambling to prop up the moribund U.S. economy in the minds of disgruntled voters. However, one of the quickest shorthand economic measurements–food stamp enrollments–paints a startling portrait of the “new normal” in the Obama economy.

Aug 26 13:25

Gov. Jerry Brown Announces Collapse of California and Ultimately the U.S.

A day prior to the meeting in the California capitol, Brown announced the collapse of the United States and the elimination of its national borders when he declared California to be wide-open to illegal immigration.

Aug 26 12:40

US Launches Surveillance Flights Over Syria: ISIS Eliminates Syrian Air Defenses

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Right on schedule and as many researchers, including myself, predicted, the Western-backed and engineered rise of ISIS across Iraq and the most likely staged Foley beheading video is now being used as justification for the violation of Syrian airspace, itself only the precursor to “targeted airstrikes” inside Syria...

Aug 26 12:31

Australian Bureau of Meteorology accused of Criminally Adjusted Global Warming

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been caught red-handed manipulating temperature data to show “global warming” where none actually exists.

Aug 26 12:25

Florida Man Records Himself Getting Attacked by Cop for not Rolling Down Window all the way

A horrifying video has emerged showing St. Petersburg police forcing a man out of his car before pouncing on him, leaving him hospitalized with several injuries, all because the cop claimed he was in fear for his life.

Aug 26 12:23

Prohibition and totalitarian collectivism

Depending on the longevity of one’s experience, the history of government’s inhumanity to man grows deeper. A person, who has lived through four score and seven years ago, may very well be similar to an individual hearing the Gettysburg Address at the time when Abraham Lincoln originally spoke those words. Eight-seven years is a long time, witnessing the Great Depression, World War II and every succeeding administration, which transformed the country from a Republic, into an Empire. Reflecting on the dramatic departure that took off under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the course of the federal government has intensified in size and escalated in scope of intrusion.

Aug 26 12:22

Feds: Cost of Healthcare.gov Estimated $1.7 Billion

The federal government issued sixty contracts from 2009 to 2014 in efforts to build Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace. According to a report issued today by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the government had already paid out just under half a billion dollars by February 2014, five months after the beginning of open enrollment. The government is already under obligation for another $300 million, and the estimated value of the sixty contracts totals $1.7 billion. The OIG provided a summary of its findings:

Aug 26 12:03

Proof that People Are Reversing ALS, Lou Gehrig's

But the most encouraging reason to boycott such campaigns is the fact that people are reversing this disease naturally. Unfortunately, a campaign to get that important and potentially life-saving information out to the public at large has been shadowed by a giant ice bucket.

Aug 26 11:59

True scale of police corruption claims revealed: Almost 100 officers a year are suspended over misconduct allegations

Almost 100 police officers are suspended on suspicion of corruption every year, MailOnline can reveal.

In the past five years, a total of 460 officers have faced investigation over allegations including selling information, hacking into police computers and interfering with criminal probes.

Officials expressed concern at the scale of the problem, while one MP said the data proves that police corruption is not just limited to 'a few rotten apples'.

As well as the 460 officers who have been suspended for alleged corruption in the UK since the start of 2009, 200 members of police staff were investigated on suspicion of corrupt practice in the same time period.

The force with by far the most suspended officers was the Metropolitan Police, where 119 officers and 67 other employees have been relieved of their duties during a corruption probe in the past five years.

Aug 26 11:53

Moment Michael Brown was shot dead 'caught on audio recording': FBI handed potentially damning tape of ELEVEN shots being fired - including final volley of 'kill shots'

The FBI has been handed a potentially crucial recording that allegedly contains audio of the moment that Officer Darren Wilson opened fire and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month.

'There sounds like a pause in it (the audio). And when you hear that pause it brings some concern,' said retired Chief Deputy US Marshall Matthew Fog after listening on CNN.

'It is very significant, because if you have a pause there it means somebody had time to think and then fire again.'

In the audio, the unidentified man is heard telling someone, 'You’re so pretty' then 11 gunshots can be heard to cackle in the background — seven in one volley, followed a pause and then a final burst of four.

Lopa Blumenthal, the attorney for the unidentified man who recorded the alleged gunfire nearby said that she believed the audio shows, if it is authentic, that Officer Wilson had a clear 'point of contemplation' while pulling the trigger and aiming at Brown.

Aug 26 11:52

President Obama Slams "Cynics", Tells World "Nobody Else Can Do What We Do" - Live Feed

He's back from vacation and the teleprompter is hot... cynics - bad, economy - awesome, deficit - cut, most powerful military in the world, we have best universities... energy independent... USA USA USA... "no other nation can do what we do." "The United States is and will remain the one indispensible nation in the world..."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds like famous last words!

Aug 26 11:49

Is YOUR tap water lowering your IQ? Fears over high flouride levels found in water in Maine

Tap water in some parts of Maine contains high levels of flouride that could be lowering resident's IQ, it has been claimed.

Residents in the Dedham area rely on private wells.

However, a new study found that in 10 communities in the state have wells that have dangerously high levels of fluoride.

A 2012 review article by Harvard examined several studies performed outside the U.S. and found that high fluoride exposures reduce children's IQs by an average of about seven points.

Harvard University researchers' review of fluoride/brain studies concludes 'our results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children's neurodevelopment.'

Aug 26 11:41

US drones begin surveillance flights over Syria

The US has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave his approval, US officials said, in a move that could pave the way for air strikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

However, the United States said on Tuesday it does not intend to coordinate with the government of President Bashar al-Assad on targeting Islamic State militants on Syrian territory.

"There are no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime as we consider this terror threat," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, after Syrian officials demanded Washington ask permission for any action.

Aug 26 11:34

Sex drive-in' hailed as success after year-long experiment in Zürich Europe's first drive-in brothel for street sex workers has attained objectives

Swiss authorities are basking in the afterglow of their decision last year to create a sex drive-in in Zürich, with social services hailing it a success on its first anniversary on Tuesday .

Zürich's experiment began last August when the authorities opened Europe's first municipal drive-in brothel in an old industrial area to the west of Switzerland's largest city, complete with helpful signposts and understated wooden drive-in "sex boxes".

**The taxman will be watching :)

Aug 26 11:33

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wage Gap

Aug 26 11:15

States with medical pot see nearly 25 percent fewer fatal prescription drug overdoses

Crime rates drop. Overdose deaths drop. Potheads are better drivers with fewer accidents according to the insurance actuarials. Kills all kinds of cancer. Alleviates chronic pain. Grows new nerve cells...ect.! ect.! ect.!
GEE! Wonder why it's still illegal!

Aug 26 10:59

Israel, Hamas agree to Egypt-brokered cease-fire

The cease-fire includes an agreement to open border crossings between Gaza and Israel to allow the flow of humanitarian relief, assistance and materials for reconstruction in Gaza, Abdelatty said. Palestinians will also be allowed to fish in an area up to six miles off the Gaza coast into the Mediterranean, up from three miles, he said.

"The deal includes as well the continuation of indirect talks between the two sides here in Egypt to tackle other areas of mutual interest and concerns," he said, adding that those indirect talks will begin within a month. Those discussions will include issues such as building a seaport and airport in Gaza, and Israel's demand that Hamas disarm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds good, but the Israeli hard-liners will try to find some way to wreck this.

Aug 26 10:56

Palestinians reach long-term truce with Israel: Officials

According to Palestinian sources, the Palestinians and the Israelis agreed to a permanent ceasefire on Tuesday.

"The contacts that have been going on have agreed a permanent ceasefire, a (deal to) end the blockade and a guarantee that Gaza's demands and needs will be met," media quoted a senior unnamed Palestinian official as saying.

Meanwhile, Mussa Abu Marzuk, a senior official from the Palestinian resistance group Hamas, said the truce marks a victory for the Palestinians. He added that the truce is expected to be officially announced in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

The developments come as previous temporary ceasefires have failed to produce a deal between the two sides.

The contentious subject at the Cairo talks has been the issue of the Israeli blockade of the impoverished territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds good, but for two problems. This article says "Palestinians" rather than HAMAS, and may represent an end-run around HAMAS by Israel which was trying to make a deal with Abbas. HAMAS is not bound by any deals Abbas makes.

Second problem; Israel never keeps their agreements.

Aug 26 10:40

Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.

There are extraordinary elements in the present U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria that are attracting surprisingly little attention.

Aug 26 10:35

Gaza Under Siege: Israel Destroys Hospitals, Denies Entry to Doctors and Medical Aid

Dr. Swee Ang Chai: All the authors and signatories fear the worse at the beginning of this crisis which erupted in early July based on their previous experience. However the situation has got much worse since the publication of the letter. Gaza has already been declared a disaster area by the UK government. Despite the destruction of infrastructure, doctors and healthcare workers in Gaza continued to work despite severe conditions and their personal circumstances. Their own homes are being destroyed and families killed, and to be landed with more than 12,000 wounded is simply overwhelming for any medical system. That this is why Swee and her surgical colleagues wanted to assist by volunteering to go to Gaza.. As of yesterday (22 August 2014) the death toll reached 2083, with 50% women and children. Eighty five families were annihilated, and 12,656 injured.

Aug 26 10:30

Libya's ex-parliament reconvenes, appoints Omar al-Hasi as PM

The former Libyan parliament replaced in national elections in June reconvened on Monday to elect an Islamist-backed deputy as prime minister, challenging the authority of the turbulent country's new legislature.

The old General National Congress (GNC), where Islamists had a strong voice, has refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of its successor assembly, the House of Representatives, which is dominated by liberals and federalists.

Aug 26 10:29

Detroit to send crews for water service shutoff today as moratorium ends

Detroit says the last of a series of "water fairs" has helped at least 1,300 residents avoid having their taps run dry as a shutoff moratorium ends.

Monday marked the end of the water shutoff moratorium, and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was expected to send crews out Tuesday to turn off service to customers who owe money and haven't made a payment arrangement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US aid to Israel; at least three billion a year!

US aid to Detroit; ZERO, ZIP, NADA!

Aug 26 10:27

Gov. Jerry Brown to Mexican Illegals: 'You're All Welcome in California'

According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He "nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn't matter if they had permission to be in the United States."

"You're all welcome in California," Brown reportedly said.

Aug 26 10:26

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

A rebel commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a state governor.

The U.N. confirmed that three people died and one survived - all Russian citizens - when one of its helicopters crashed. The U.N. said it is investigating the cause.

Aug 26 10:24

1,400 kids sexually abused in UK town

An investigation reveals that at least 1,400 children as young as 11 years of age were subjected to “appalling” sexual exploitation in England’s town of Rotherham during a 16-year time period.

According to an independent probe by Professor Alexis Jay, the children were victims of gang rape and other forms of abuse from 1997 to 2013.

Aug 26 10:17

Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men' in parking lot after being told Waffle House 'wasn't safe for white people after Ferguson'

A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing.

Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said.

A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery.

'They're going to try and wake him up tomorrow and see what damage was done,' Barnes said, describing Weems as a 32-year-old former Marine who had served in Iraq.

Aug 26 10:14

The Rise of Suburban Poverty

Aug 26 10:13

'We lost our jobs for reporting being raped': Haunting photo essay depicts the suffering of women who were victims of sexual violence in the U.S. military

This is one of the many reasons that the US military will have its butt handed to it by the Russians and Chinese if the idiots in DC get their war!
By the way around 5,000 of these rapes are male on male,courtesy of the homosexual rights people. This is a big sign of a demoralized and pathetic military!
We are in big trouble folks!

The Battle Within: Sexual Violence In America's Military is a photo essay by Pulitzer Prize finalist photographer Mary Calvert
An estimated 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in the armed forces last year
Only one in seven victims reported their attacks, and only one in 10 of those cases went to trial
Most victims are forced out of the military after reporting the attacks and suffering from Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

Aug 26 10:11

What The Corporate Media Isn’t Reporting About Israel And Palestine

On Tuesday, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 50. Mass slaughter and destruction continue.

MSM scoundrels largely lost interest. Killing Palestinians no longer matters. Justifiable outrage is absent.

So-called halted US arms shipments to Israel two weeks ago was head fake deception. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said no change in US support for Israel exists.

Aug 26 10:10

Russia the peacemaker and America the warmonger?

Russia supports peace and stability. It wants conflicts resolved diplomatically.

America is polar opposite. It wages one war after another. Countries are ravaged and destroyed.

Russian humanitarian intervention is real. More on this below. America's is pretext to bomb, invade, mass murder, destroy, and plunder.

Permanent war is official US policy. One country after another is targeted. All independent ones are vulnerable.

Aug 26 10:02

Family Thinks Otterbein Assault May Have Been Hate Crime

Police confirm the suspect arrested for a violent attack Thursday night on a young man in the Otterbein neighborhood near Federal Hill is now a suspect in a similar attack just one night earlier in the same area.

Derek Valcourt talked to the father of the latest victim and has more on the attacks.

Three attacks in less than a week in Federal Hill. We have a first look at the injuries from the most recent attack—and why the victim’s family thinks this might have been a hate crime.

It will take plastic surgery to properly fix the injury suffered by the 25-year-old victim, who asked not to be identified by name. It happened Thursday night when three African-American teenagers attacked him, throwing a rock at his face as he walked down Montgomery Street after leaving his lifeguard job at the nearby Otterbein Swim Club. Police say one of the suspects, 19-year-old Sidney Joyner, tried to stab him with a pocket knife; the victim dodged the blade.

Aug 26 10:02

Pravda.Ru freelance correspondent arrested in Ukraine

Yesterday, it became known that editor-in-chief of the Luhansk Pravda, Oksana Lashchenova, who was a freelance correspondent of Pravda.Ru for ten years, was detained at a checkpoint in the village of Schastye in Ukraine.

We did not take the risk to write about it immediately, as we were afraid of harming Oksana by letting everyone know that she was cooperating with Russian mass media. However, it was said today on the website of the Ukrainian Pravda that Lashchenova was "a correspondent of a hideous Russian publication Pravda.Ru."

We know that our publication was included on the "stop list" of the Security Bureau of Ukraine, indicating, should any of our correspondents find themselves on the territory of Ukraine, they should be arrested "with no trial, no record."

Aug 26 09:53

A 22 yr old Australian Aboriginal woman who died in jail after twice seeking medical attention from authorities who deemed her healthy, was imprisoned over unpaid fines totalling just $1000

Julieka Dhu who was 22-years-old at the time of her death earlier this month, was in jail for four days for failing to pay a $1000 fine.
It's emerged that not only was Ms Dhu released from hospital multiple times after complaining she felt unwell but she was locked up as part of the WA government's policy of paying down outstanding fines through prison time.

Aug 26 09:53

Providing homes to the homeless is proving effective

A homelessness study has found supported accommodation could save governments millions of dollars each year.
Mission Australia provided 74 long-term homeless men in Sydney with housing, a case worker and support services over two years.

Aug 26 09:52

Woman starts massive fire to help bored firefighters

A woman who pleaded guilty to tossing a lit firework out of a car and starting a massive wildfire –to help her firefighter mates out who were ‘bored’ has been fined $7million.
Sadie Renee Johnson, 23, pleaded guilty last year for the crime of setting brush and timber on fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north central Oregon.

Aug 26 09:47

US Aid

Aid to Israel

Aug 26 09:45

Failure Of Israeli Hasbara And Its Propaganda Campaign

The genocidal war that the apartheid Israeli state has waged on the Gaza Strip has generated an unprecedented wave of international public condemnation and international solidarity with the Palestinians. Graphic images of unimaginable destruction and heaps of dismembered and shattered bodies of innocent children flooded social media. Circulating in the context of the recent history of a series of Israeli military incursions into Gaza (first in 2008 and again in 2012), these images prompted hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets around the world to demand an end to the Israeli occupation and ethnic cleansing in Gaza.

Aug 26 09:43

#OperationCeasefire … ABBAS WINS, PALESTINE LOSES

President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday declared a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.In a short televised address, Abbas said the agreement would go into effect at 7 p.m.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was a desperate attempt by Israel to end-run around HAMAS and bolster the image of Abbas as being in charge of all of Palestine. But HAMAS was not consulted in this deal, and of course, do not feel bound by it.

Aug 26 09:41

Federal Judge: Kauai's GMO Law Is Invalid

A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect in October.

Syngenta Seeds, DuPont Pioneer, Agrigenetics Inc., doing business as Dow AgroSciences, and BASF Plant Sciences sued for a permanent injunction, arguing the ordinance unfairly targets their industry.

Kurren's ruling agrees that the ordinance is pre-empted by state law. The judge's ruling stops the county from enforcing the ordinance.

Aug 26 09:19

Is Hamas Leader Al-Arouri A ‘Double Agent’ for Israel?

Turkey has openly acknowledged that a top Hamas operative has been residing within its borders. The United States has also acknowledged this fact.

Saleh al-Arouri, one of the founding members of Hamas’s Qassam Brigades was exiled to Syria until the Arab Spring, quickly making his way to Turkey thereafter. Al-Arouri, formerly jailed in Israel for his Hamas membership has recently claimed that Hamas was involved in the deaths of three Israeli teens – without providing evidence.

Aug 26 09:17

SO MUCH FOR THE ONE STATE SOLUTION

Knesset members from Yisrael Beiteinu, Likud and Habayit Hayehudi are pushing a bill to make Hebrew the only official language of the State of Israel.

Current Israeli law borrows from legislation from the British Mandate period, under which the government and local authorities must publish all announcements and forms in Arabic. The new bill would annul this stipulation, as well as the use of Arabic at government ministries and in the courts.

According to the bill, highway signs would still have Arabic, “and everyone has the freedom to use other languages in the private and public domains, to nurture them and teach them.”

Aug 26 09:16

EBOLA ~~ ACCIDENT OR GENOCIDE?

AIDS and Ebola viruses did not originate from monkeys left alone in the wild – they were bioengineered in American laboratories. So says an internationally known public health authority with Harvard credentials, Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, based on a review of more than 2,500 government documents and scientific reports, some gained through the Freedom of Information Act and never before revealed to the general public. “The Gary Null” show, originating in New York on WBAI radio, syndicated in 20 cities and heard by more than a million people, will air this information, and more, during a one hour interview with Dr. Horowitz beginning on Tuesday, April 23, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM e.s.t., and later in the week throughout the country.

Aug 26 09:15

ISRAELI WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ~~ THE SCALE OF INJUSTICE

Aug 26 09:15

Army rocket blown up during failed launch in Kodiak

A test of a new Army weapon failed 4 seconds into flight from the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday when the rocket went awry and was blown to bits by flight controllers.

The fiery end to the rocket short-circuited the second test of a hypersonic glider designed to fly so fast it can reach anywhere on the globe in about an hour. The test target was the U.S. missile facility on Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands, about 4,000 miles away.

Debris from the three-stage, solid-fuel launch vehicle rained down on the state-owned launch facility. No one was injured but buildings were damaged, said Craig Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Alaska Aerospace Corp.

The Defense Department leased the launch complex for the test, paying the state about $5 million, Campbell said.

Aug 26 09:15

Egypt, UAE Behind Airstrikes In Libya

“U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya. They say the United States wasn't notified in advance of the attacks. One official says the two countries and Saudi Arabia have been supporting a renegade general's effort for months against Libyan militant groups, but that the Saudis don't appear to have played a role in recent strikes. Another official says the U.S. knew about Egyptian and U.A.E. plans for a possible operation and warned them against going through with the effort. The officials weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. The Egyptian and U.A.E. role in the strikes was first reported by The New York Times.” Source: AP

Aug 26 09:13

89 Palestine families wiped out by Israel’s Gaza campaign

At least 89 entire families have been killed in Gaza since Israel started its military campaign, Palestinian health officials said. The Judeh family, a woman and her four children, died after an airstrike hit their house reportedly without warning.

Aug 26 09:09

It Begins: Council On Foreign Relations Proposes That “Central Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly”

Moments ago a stunning article appearing in the “Foreign Affaird” publication of the influential and policy-setting Council of Foreign Relations, titled “Print Less but Transfer More: Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly to the People.”

Aug 26 08:59

The Hug of the Century

A woman found a badly injured lion in the forest. She took it with her and nursed it back to health. When it was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion and give it a new and happy home. This video was taken when she returned to the zoo some time later to see how her lion was doing. Watch the lion's amazing reaction when he sees her!

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I went through a similar experience when I worked as a magician at Magic Mountain during summer break from college. I shared a staging area with the "Wild Animal" show which included a Canadian Timber Wolf named "Trishka." To the animal handlers, she was a dangerous animal and they treated her as such, but having had a half-wolf/half collie as a pet during my childhood I recognized Trishka as being lonely and in need of some affection, and by summer's end we were great friends, much to the amazement of the handlers. 6 years later while visiting Magic Mountain as an ordinary tourist with some relatives, I spotted Trishka, fully grown and relegated to a remote cage, and called her name. She responded by bounding all over her enclosure, yipping, and wagging her tail, making it clear she remembered who I was.

Aug 26 08:51

What economic recovery?

Would you stand in line, for hours, in 91°F temp under the scorching sun, for a box of free food?

More than a thousand people in Miami did just that on Friday, Aug. 22.

Aug 26 08:51

Friends of Israel

On July 23rd, officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—the powerful lobbying group known as AIPAC—gathered in a conference room at the Capitol for a closed meeting with a dozen Democratic senators. The agenda of the meeting, which was attended by other Jewish leaders as well, was the war in the Gaza Strip. In the century-long conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the previous two weeks had been particularly harrowing. In Israeli towns and cities, families heard sirens warning of incoming rockets and raced to shelters. In Gaza, there were scenes of utter devastation, with hundreds of Palestinian children dead from bombing and mortar fire. The Israeli government claimed that it had taken extraordinary measures to minimize civilian casualties, but the United Nations was launching an inquiry into possible war crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very simple here: the current Israeli government, from Netanyahu to the Knesset, to the IDF, is a government of pure genocide against the Palestinian people.

The killing of innocent civilians is a war crime: Israel has been doing this with impunity, and should be brought up for war crimes by both the ICC and the UN. Of course, in the UN's Security Council, such a move will always be vetoed by the US.

But the next thing this Administration should do (IF it had any male attributes) is immediately stop all military and financial aid to Israel.

Just stop it and now, because such aid is illegal under the Symington Amendment, because Israel is a nuclear armed country which refuses to sign the NNPT, and refuses to allow its nuclear sites to be inspected. How can we respect a government which flouts the laws it has created by ignoring them?!? The short answer is, not much.

What may be in the best interests of the Israeli government may well NOT be in the best interests of this country. Let's say, a war by the US against Iran, in which Russia may well join on the Iranian side. Israel, even though it is not a party to the P5+1 negotiations on Iran's nuclear energy program, is pushing as hard as possible for these talks to end in abject failure, opening the gap for a possible US/Israeli military action against it.

And by supporting Israel financially, economically, and militarily, Congress is putting a foreign country ahead of any of the true needs and concerns of American citizens. We have been sold out, and rendered irrelevant, because of all the huge amounts of money AIPAC spends to get their guys elected, so that they come to the "right decisions" concerning Israel.

Right now, Israel needs to become as isolated as humanly possible, to get the carnage in Gaza to stop. And as individuals, you have not only the right to boycott any Israeli products; it is also your responsibility right now.

Aug 26 08:49

The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

I favour an alternative explanation: that the British police now truly believe they have the right to state that something's illegal even when that's not the case: "So what if it's not against the law, you shouldn't be doing it anyway." This attitude of "we know best, to hell with laws and rules" trickles down from the very top of government. Look at how Theresa May rushed new laws through Parliament to legalise indiscriminate mass surveillance by GCHQ and others after the EU declared it was unlawful.

That isn't the action of someone who abides by the rule of law. That's what you do when you're a power-crazed bully who won't take no for an answer

Aug 26 08:49

Muhammad – the Founder of Islam – Specifically CONDEMNED AS SINNERS Anyone Who Failed to Protect Christians or Interfered with Christians’ Ability to Practice their Own Faith

Specifically, in 626 AD, Muhammad issued The Achtiname of Muhammad, also known as the Covenant or (Holy) Testament (Testamentum) of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Achtiname – shown above – ordered Muslims to protect and defend Christians, and condemned as sinners Muslims who mistreated Christians:

Aug 26 08:48

Liberia: Dogs Feed On Ebola Victims

The residents of the Mount Barclay Community within the Johnsonville Township, outside of Monrovia woke up on last Friday morning in total dismay when the remains of dead Ebola victims were reportedly seen, eaten by dogs, something reminiscent of the brutal civil war here, when dogs ate dead bodies on the streets.

The Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, buried some unaccounted-for corpses, suspected to have died from the Ebola Virus in that township few weeks ago.

The burial was done in a hurry at night following a standoff in the day between residence and the Ministry of Health burial team. The former had refused to grant the authority a piece of land to carry out the burial. The dogs, in their numbers, were seen pulling the bodies out of the [shallow] grave and hastily eating them.

Aug 26 08:47

Prof. Omid Safi: Majority of Young Americans Don't Support Israel Anymore

According to Prof. Omid Safi, although the Western governments have been mostly silent on the carnage of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the people in different countries, from France to Brazil and from Malaysia to Argentina have strongly stood by the people of Palestine and held massive demonstrations to voice their support for them.

"The latest studies indicate that now a majority of younger people in America are no longer supportive of Israeli policies," said Prof. Safi in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. "For the first time, many Americans are able to see firsthand the reality of the brutal oppression that Palestinians have been suffering from for decades. Second, there is a translation of the Palestinian cause from an “Arab cause” or a “Muslim cause” to a humanitarian cause," he added.

"Many people are increasingly able to relate to Palestine as what it is and what it has been for decades: a human rights catastrophe," Safi noted.

Aug 26 08:47

Hillary Clinton represents imperial arrogance: Stephen Lendman

An American political commentator says Hillary Clinton represents imperial arrogance, and she was a wretched secretary of state.

Stephen Lendman, a writer, syndicated columnist, peace activist and radio show host, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday while commenting on Republican Senator Rand Paul’s description of Clinton as being a “gung-ho, war hawk”.

“Hillary Clinton certainly is in the news these days. She gets a lot of comments made about her with [the] many things that she is involved in and certainly because at this stage of the game - which is very early - she is far away the leading candidate [for the] Democrat [presidential] nomination in 2016,” Lendman said.

Aug 26 08:47

Woops! Looks Like the IRS Does Have Lerner Emails

Judicial Watch announced the following developments in the IRS’ missing emails investigation. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated:

Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe. The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search. The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system.

Aug 26 08:46

Holocaust Survivors, Descendants Condemn Israel’s Genocide in Gaza

Over 300 survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide are calling out Israel for killing over 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza, The New York Times reports.

Aug 26 08:46

Russia to Protect National Interests if West Imposes New Sanctions – Lavrov

Russia will do everything possible to protect its legitimate interests and national security if the West decides on new sanctions, but prefers to stay away from the “road of escalation”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

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"Escalation is what we DO!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 26 08:45

U.S. Judge Overturns GMO Crop Curbs in Hawaii

A federal judge ruled against a new law in Hawaii curbing genetically modified crops, handing a victory to seed and chemical companies in a battle over modern agricultural techniques.

Units of DuPont Co., Syngenta AG, Dow Chemical Co. and BASF SE won a judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, blocking an ordinance adopted this past November by the island of Kauai, according to a court order dated Aug. 23.

Aug 26 08:45

Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it

The US military has been forced to destroy a top secret hypersonic weapon just four seconds after its test flight begun.

The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) is designed to reach Mach 6 – or six times the speed of sound (about 5,795kmph or 3,600mph) – and allow the US to strike a target anywhere in the world in less than 60 minutes.

But military bods were forced to press the self-destruct button just a few seconds after it blasted off from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska, which is about 40km (25 miles) from the town of Kodiak.

Happily no one was hurt, but there was some damage at the test facility, although it is unclear how much destruction it caused.

Aug 26 08:38

Shopping Mall Terror to Control the West?

Do you remember the Kenya Mall incident. The Somali terror group Al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the bloody siege at the upscale mall in Nairobi. (Don’t forget – CIA created al Qaeda). Well several sources in the alternative media have reported in detail that Kenya was a beta test for a very serious mall-attack-plan in the US.

And this, it is alleged, is designed to create havoc and fear – and allow for the complete import of [Martial] Law in America – and justify the breakdown of the constitution, civil liberties and thus the final and complete control of a shadow government over Washington.

Now this sounds fanciful. Does it?

Aug 26 08:37

Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina

Argentina is playing hardball with the vulture funds, which have been trying to force it into an involuntary bankruptcy. The vultures are demanding what amounts to a 600% return on bonds bought for pennies on the dollar, defeating a 2005 settlement in which 92% of creditors agreed to accept a 70% haircut on their bonds. A US court has backed the vulture funds; but last week, Argentina sidestepped its jurisdiction by transferring the trustee for payment from Bank of New York Mellon to its own central bank. That play, if approved by the Argentine Congress, will allow the country to continue making payments under its 2005 settlement, avoiding default on the majority of its bonds.

Aug 26 08:36

Outrage as Burger King eyes move to Canada over taxes

What Burger King is trying to do here is called " corporate inversion". This means a U.S. Corporation buys a foreign company and relocates its headquarters to their country and avoids the crippling Corporate tax rate in the U.S. It's 35% here while in the rest of the world it's about averaging 20% (Ireland is 15%). This saves billions of dollars in taxes for them.

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When you have a private central bank, debt always grows faster than the money with which to pay that debt, until the accumulated debt forces the government into higher taxation and lower spending on infrastructure needed to support business, until companies and individuals are left with no choice but to relocate to more attractive locations. Burger King is not the villain here. The villain is the US Government which 100 years ago sold the American people back into the slavery of the very same system of predatory banking we fought a revolution to break free of, and for that last 100 years refusing to do anything about it, even as the obvious danger signs flashed before their eyes.

Aug 26 08:32

US journalist Peter Theo Curtis released from captivity in Syria

Secretary of state John Kerry on Sunday confirmed the release in Syria of Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist who had been held for two years by the militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaida.

Aug 26 08:30

As Hamas shoots Iranian missiles, Germans plan mission to Tehran

While Hamas shoots Iranian-supplied missiles at civilians deep in the heart of Israel, Germany is pushing for increased economic engagement with Iran.

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Aug 26 08:28

US policies can result in next World War: American journalist

Washington’s policies can “explode the entire Middle East” and they can “result in the next World War,” an American political commentator says.

In an interview with Press TV on Monday, James Morris, editor of America-hijacked.com, said US military interventions in other countries, including the 2003 invasion of Iraq, have created brutal terrorist groups like ISIL.

ISIL “is the result of the failed US invasion of Iraq,” Morris said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US wants a major war. They need something to blame when the economy collapses!

Aug 26 08:27

Russian Military Servicemen Detained by Ukraine Accidentally Cross Border - Source

Russian military servicemen detained by Ukraine’s military were patrolling the border and most likely crossed it by accident, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

“These military servicemen were in fact involved in patrolling the Russian-Ukrainian border area and most likely crossed [the border] by accident at an unequipped and unmarked zone, and as far as I know they didn’t resist the armed forces of Ukraine [during their detention],” the source said.

Aug 26 08:26

CNN restores censored iReports. Are they feeling the pressure?

bobbydee2014‘s iReport post is now visible again:

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1164046

“CNN PRODUCER NOTE: CNN iReport is the network’s user-generated news community. This story was initially pulled for further review after it was flagged by the community. CNN has reached out to the CDC for comment and is working to confirm the claims in this iReport”

Aug 26 08:25

WOW! Media Damage Control On James Foley Video: "Experts Now Conclude Video Is Fake"

Aug 26 08:25

Top general: Islamic State extremists will ‘soon’ pose a threat to the United States

The US military’s top general believes Islamic State extremists will “soon” pose a threat to America and Europe and that an international coalition will be needed to confront it, his spokesman said Monday.

US commanders are preparing possible “options” to counter IS jihadists both in Iraq as well as Syria, according to General Martin Dempsey’s spokesman, Colonel Ed Thomas.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel adopted a more strident tone last week at a Pentagon news conference, suggesting the IS militants presented a dire threat that surpassed the danger posed by the Al-Qaeda network.

But Pentagon officials insisted Hagel and Dempsey shared the same views on the IS.

Dempsey “believes that ISIS (Islamic State) is a regional threat that will soon become a threat to the United States and Europe,” Thomas said in a statement.

“He (Dempsey) believes that ISIS must be pressured both in Iraq and in Syria,” he added.

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A memo to Defense Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey: could you possibly telegraph anymore loudly that some elements in this country are gearing up for another false flag, upon which to justify yet more war against....whoever the next target is supposed to be, to prevent the collapse of the US dollar?

Gentlemen, I would strongly suggest to you that IF there is another false flag in this country, skeptical, war-weary Americans will have no stomach for it whatsoever.

Iraq has cratered; Afghanistan is cratering, and Libya has cratered, not to mention other military interventions we're not supposed to know about (like the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.)

And if such an even happens, it will demonstrate, incontrovertibly, that everything this country's military and security agencies have done to prevent it have been absolutely, thoroughly, useless and irrelevant!!

And that, gentlemen,is when the American people will wake up, and get angry.

Aug 26 08:14

Israel bombs two Gaza City tower blocks

Israel has bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops, causing one building to collapse and severely damaging the other.

In the past, the military has hit targets in high-rises in pinpoint strikes, but left the buildings standing. Since Saturday, it has toppled or destroyed five towers and shopping complexes in an apparent new tactic aimed at increasing pressure on Hamas.

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None of these buildings collapsed into its own footprint!

Aug 26 08:12

CNN caught red handed covering up CDC medical genocide of African-American babies

Following the explosive story of a key CDC scientist and whistleblower going public with his admission that the CDC committed scientific fraud to bury the truth about MMR vaccines causing autism, CNN has twice censored citizen journalists who posted well-cited stories on CNN's iReport website.

CNN has been aggressively monitoring its own website to commit content suppression actions as rapidly as possible, making sure any truthful reporting about the CDC, MMR vaccines and autism gets deleted as quickly as possible.

The first story posted on CNN's iReport site stayed up for 19 hours before CNN censors noticed it and ordered it deleted. By that time, it had racked up 17,000 shares and was starting to go viral. The author of that story contacted The Truth Barrier and explained how CNN content censors lied:

Aug 26 08:12

Syria ready to cooperate with U.S. and others to stop Islamic State

The UN on Monday accused jihadists in Iraq of “ethnic and religious cleansing” as the most senior U.S. military officer warned they will soon threaten America and Europe.

As condemnation of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group mounted, Syria — a pariah over its bloody crackdown on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad’s rule — said it was ready to work with the global community against “terrorism.”

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said abuses by IS and affiliated groups in Iraq against non-Arab ethnic groups and non-Sunni Muslims involved targeted killings, forced conversions, abductions, trafficking, and destruction of holy and cultural sites.

“They are systematically targeting men, women and children based on their ethnic, religious or sectarian affiliation and are ruthlessly carrying out widespread ethnic and religious cleansing in the areas under their control,” Pillay said.

“Such persecution would amount to crimes against humanity,” she added, in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My goodness, what a difference a year makes!

Was it not just a year ago that John Kerry and President Obama were on the verge of ordering air strikes against Syria for allegedly hitting its own population with poison gas?!?

And the two people who talked them out of that foolishness were none other than Russia's Vlad Putin and Sergei Lavrov, now demonized today, because they protested the illegal replacement of the duly elected Ukrainian government in a US/EU/UCB-backed putsch.

In the Middle East there is a saying: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. And this is nowhere proven more true than the US's sudden turnabout regarding Syria and the IS.

Aug 26 08:10

NATO Debates Directing Missile Shield against Russia

With fears of Moscow growing after its intervention in Ukraine, NATO member states in Eastern Europe would like NATO to direct a planned missile-defense system against Russia as well. The calls have divided the military alliance.

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NATO is divided because the NATO nations know that the problem is not Russia, but the US war on the Ruble (and Yuan).

Aug 26 08:07

5 Things You Learn About Rich People Working at a Nice Hotel

The rich and the famous live lives of unthinkable luxury in their gated homes far away from us commoners. But if you want to peer into their bizarre lives without the help of a telephoto lens, all you need to do is get a job at a fancy hotel. Cracked sat down with Taylor Crane, a man who worked in one such hotel and saw the dirty, sometimes literally shitty exploits of the One Percent firsthand. Here's what we learned ...

Aug 26 08:05

6 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Six Palestinians were killed on Tuesday in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, witnesses said.

In the latest airstrikes, two employees from a local electricity company were killed when Israel targeted their car.

The victims were identified as Tamer Hamad and Muhammad Thaher.

Aug 26 08:02

Israel's End - The Countdown Has Begun (video)

Aug 26 08:01

Mayor de Blasio says New York must advocate for Israel because the nation doesn’t have ‘enough friends’

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Maybe Israel should be more friendly.

Aug 26 08:01

India, Pakistan intensify cross-border firing as ties sour

Indian and Pakistani troops intensified firing across the border over the weekend killing at least four, an Indian official said on Sunday, straining ties between the arch rivals who recently called off top-level diplomatic talks.

Last week India said its foreign secretary would not meet with her Pakistani counterpart as scheduled on Monday because of plans by Pakistan to consult separatists from the border state of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the meeting.
The cancellation dashed any hopes of near-term peace deliberations, chances of which had risen after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about three months ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A war between these nuclear-armed neighbors would be horrific for the region, and possibly lethal for the world, depending upon which countries would be on the side of India, and which would align with Pakistan.

Indian controlled Kashmir, in its entirety, should be given a referendum as to whether it wants to stay with India, or Pakistan, or become an independent country on it own.

Unfortunately, India refuses to let this happen, and Kashmiris are understandably upset by this.

Aug 26 07:54

Oklahoma City bombing: Claims of second accomplice and FBI intimidation

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, US District Judge Clark Waddoups scheduled a November 13th hearing on the matter, in which Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue accused the FBI of threatening to eliminate a former undercover agent’s health benefits if he took the stand. The former agent reportedly knew convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh.

The core of the issue is that Trentadue claims the FBI has surveillance video revealing McVeigh carrying out the Oklahoma City bombing with an accomplice. The FBI adamantly denies that such video exists, and the government has insisted repeatedly that McVeigh acted alone in the event that killed 168 people.

The witness involved in this whole situation, John Matthews, was scheduled to testify regarding this alleged video in July, but withdrew at the last minute. Trentadue – as well as a freelance journalist named Roger Charles – stated that when he spoke with Matthews about his absence, the former agent told them the FBI threatened him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like its other associated agencies, the FBI no longer has any credibility whatsoever.

And the only thing it can do to protect its pathological incompetence (or its demonstrated desire to push specific outcomes in its investigations) is threaten.

Aug 26 07:45

New experimental GMOs cause Public outrage after USDA colludes with biotech industry

Despite a groundswell of opposition from watchdog groups, doctors, scientists, 50 members of Congress and thousands of members of the general public, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to move forward with approval for three new genetically modified (GM) crops designed to be sprayed with Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide, which contains the Agent Orange component 2,4-D and Roundup's glyphosate chemical.

Aug 26 07:19

The End of Liberal Zionism

The New York Times, Sunday Review, AUG. 22, 2014
Israel’s Move to the Right Challenges Diaspora Jews

Pushed to the political margins in Israel and increasingly irrelevant in the Diaspora, liberal Zionism not only lacks agency; worse, it provides cover for the supremacist Zionism dominant in Israel today. Liberal Zionists have become an obstacle to the emergence of a Diaspora Jewish movement that could actually be an agent of change.

Liberal Zionists are at a crossroads. The original tradition of combining Zionism and liberalism — which meant ending the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, supporting a Palestinian state as well as a Jewish state with a permanent Jewish majority, and standing behind Israel when it was threatened — was well intentioned. But everything liberal Zionists stand for is now in doubt.

Aug 26 06:15

US Congressman says 'incestuous relationship' between CDC and vaccine manufacturers needs to be scrutinized

A Florida congressman known for taking on corruption in the political establishment is calling for a full investigation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was recently exposed for concealing data linking the MMR vaccine with autism. Congressman Bill Posey from Florida's 8th District says the CDC simply can't be trusted to honestly investigate vaccine safety, because the agency has an "incestuous relationship" with the vaccine industry.

Aug 26 06:13

Horrifying accidents at infectious disease labs hidden from the public, 'cloaked in secrecy'

Literally hundreds of incidents involving viruses, bacteria and toxins that pose major bioterror risks to both people and agriculture have been reported to federal regulators from 2008 through 2012, according to government reports obtained and reviewed by USA Today.

More than half of the over 1,100 incidents were serious enough that laboratory workers had to have medical evaluations and/or treatment, the reports note. And in five of the incidents, regulators confirmed that lab workers had been either infected or sickened, though all recovered

Aug 26 06:04

Central Nevada Ranchers Fighting BLM Over Grazing Rights

In May the Bureau of Land Management relented and announced it had come to a year-long deal with ranchers on the Argenta allotment on Mount Lewis in the Battle Mountain District to allow grazing. The BLM reneged.

At the end of July the BLM told ranchers using Mount Lewis that “drought triggers” had been met and cattle must be removed in seven days.

“We must remove the cattle from our summer grazing country on the mountain, where there is ample feed and adequate water, to the flat, where there is very little of either,” rancher Pete Tomera told the Elko Daily Free Press.

Bob Schweigert of Intermountain Range Consultants in Winnemucca says ranchers had to sign new grazing agreements with the BLM in May and the BLM is violating terms of those agreements.

Aug 26 06:02

Unprecedented number of health care workers infected with Ebola

More than 240 doctors and nurses working in West Africa to try to contain the Ebola epidemic have become infected with the illness, and more than 120 have died, the World Health Organization says.

The health agency issued a statement Tuesday detailing the "unprecedented" toll that Ebola is taking on health workers who have been treating infected patients in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

"Ebola has taken the lives of prominent doctors in Sierra Leone and Liberia, depriving these countries not only of experienced and dedicated medical care but also of inspiring national heroes," the WHO said.

Aug 26 05:31

Playwright Wallace Shawn translates ADL ad justifying Israeli child murder into plain English

Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn has responded to this Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ad blaming Palestinians for Israel’s mass slaughter of children in Gaza.

Shawn’s brilliant “translation” of the ad into plain English is below.

Five hundred and sixteen children are among the 2,142 Palestinians killed by Israel’s current bombardment of the Gaza Strip, according to the latest tally from Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.

The ad, which appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, was signed by a number of show business executives. It quotes an infamous statement by Golda Meir, the American colonial settler in Palestine who became Israel’s prime minister, justifying Israel’s slaughter of Arab children during her time

Aug 26 05:26

Sarah Silverman wins Emmy, thanks her Jews

Comedian Sarah Silverman broke out a Jewish joke as she took home a trophy at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Silverman won the award for Best Writing for a Variety Show for her HBO comedy special “Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles.” Upon being announced as the winner, she dashed up onto the stage barefoot and thanked her agents, saying, “Thank you to my Jews at CAA.”

Aug 26 05:23

Over $455,000 Seized from Medical Marijuana Patient Slapped with Civil Asset Forfeiture

In March 2013, Steve Oates' home in Goodyear, Ariz. was stormed by police, SWAT, and DEA agents because of a marijuana grow room in the guest house.

"It was like something you see in the movies. It was 6:30 in the morning, and basically you hear 'bang! bang! bang!' on the door, and next thing you know you hear the crash of a battering ram," says Oates.

Oates' doctor had recommended medicinal marijuana for Oates' chronic back pain, so he attained a medical marijuana card with cultivation rights. Dispensaries were still few and far between at the time, and Oates didn't trust Craigslist for his medicine

Aug 26 05:15

Israel amasses troops for fresh incursion into Gaza

Tel Aviv has deployed more soldiers and tanks near the Gaza Strip border as the Israeli army is preparing for a fresh ground incursion into the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Israeli military amassed more regular troops and mobilized a number of reservist soldiers near Gaza on Tuesday.

The deployment of more troops and tanks near the Gaza comes as Israeli fighter jets continue to target the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Sources say at least two Palestinians lost their lives in the latest Israeli air raids in the impoverished region. Israeli warplanes have pounded the sliver nearly 20 times since the early hours of Tuesday.

Aug 26 04:46

Why Does a Florida County Police Department Need Eight $18 Million Apache Attack Helicopters?

Earlier this week we published a link to an online database where you can look to see what kind of military equipment your local county is stockpiling. Several other publications have linked to this database as well. I heard from a couple of people that it might not be a 100% comprehensive list, but others are discovering that, whether it is comprehensive or not, there is a lot to be learned from looking in that database.

Imagine looking and finding out that your county police bought 8 Apache Helicopters and had done so over three years ago. That is exactly the experience from one person who searched the database for purchases in Brevard County, Florida

Aug 26 04:44

California nuclear plant gets thumbs down from expert over quake fears

A confidential report by a senior nuclear expert calls on regulators to close California's last nuclear plant until it can be established the facility can survive a powerful earthquake, according to an exclusive AP report.

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant, which was built near three geographical fault lines, provides electricity needs for more than 2.2 million people in America’s largest state. However, a confidential report by the plant’s former inspector, Michael Peck, is calling on federal regulators to pull the plug on the facility.

Following the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in 2013, 30-year-old Diablo Canyon is the sole remaining nuclear energy supplier in California.

Peck warned in his 2013 report, which was obtained and verified by the Associated Press, that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is failing to maintain safety standards previously put in place for the facility's operation.

Aug 26 04:39

American Heavy Tanks to be Stored in Mountains of Norway - Reports

US cargo ship USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams is expected to arrive in the small Norwegian village of Namdalseid on August 10, bringing heavy tanks, armored personnel carriers and landing crafts, the local Adresseavisen newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The cargo will include third-generation main battle tanks of the M1A1 Abrams type. This new, heavier equipment will replace trucks and personnel carriers which were previously stored in the mountain bunkers of Central Norway.

Local defense sources, cited by the Norwegian Aftenposten newspaper, say that the US’ decision to change war equipment stored in Norway was made on the basis of experiences from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Aug 26 03:42

Did a Second ISIS Militant Kill James Foley? [Major CNN Backpeddling!]

You know it's all theater when film terms, like "continuity," get tossed into CNN's reports like they are everyday terminology. I'm surprised the script supervisor -- uh, I mean reporter -- didn't call the edits exactly what they are -- 'jump cuts.'

Ironically the alleged beheading victim's last name, Foley, is also post-production filmmaking term. (Often times, these idiots think they are being witty when they are just being ignorant to our intelligence, (e.g. "the base" is al Qaeda).

These reporters are acting like first-year slacker film students trying to defend their crappy project, and one of the saddest parts is that they are getting paid for their shoddy work.

Either way -- the fact that CNN is even saying that its evidence suggests at least one person involved is just a voice-actor just discredits the whole video even more. (At least in a real court of law it would.)

Aug 26 02:11

Transference of Evil: Netanyahu, a Creature without Morality or Mercy

“Hamas targets civilians, we don’t… They want to pile up as many dead as they can…the more dead the better” (Netanyahu interview with Wolf Blitzer, 8/20/2014).

August 25, 2014

Aug 25 23:26

SWAT team descends onto college campus in response to a man carrying an umbrella

Teachers and students at Cal State San Marcos were put on lock down Wednesday morning as dozens of militarized law enforcement agents stormed the campus.

Aug 25 23:05

Ottawa police shoot unarmed teen 16 times while family begs them not to

POLICE IN OTTAWA, KANSAS SHOT AND KILLED AN 18-YEAR-OLD, UNARMED TEEN SATURDAY NIGHT

Aug 25 23:04

Egypt and UAE conducted secret air strikes on Libya

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been joining forces in secret to carry out air strikes on Libya, anonymous high-ranking US officials told the media. The two countries have reportedly coordinated and launched the attacks twice in the last week.

Aug 25 22:58

Fire and smoke, as heavy shelling hits outskirts of Donetsk

The Ukrainian city of Makeevka in Donetsk region came under artillery fire on Monday morning. A large plume of black smoke could be seen for miles, as firefighters struggled to control the blaze.

Aug 25 22:57

Israel launches attack on UN-run school in Gaza

In another gruesome act against Palestinians, the Israeli regime has attacked a UN school sheltering displaced and defenseless people against the Israeli offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Aug 25 22:54

Ukraine's Right Sector 'seizes' Crimea reporter, AFP freelancer

Two journalists have been freed after being abducted by the Right Sector movement in Donetsk. The two are currently on their way to Crimea, according to a local human rights activist.

Aug 25 22:51

Russian FM says manipulating MH17 crash into oblivion should not be allowed

The international community should not allow to manipulate the investigation of Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight crash into oblivion, the same way it happened with investigations into many other Ukrainian tragedies, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says in an interview published by Russia Beyond the Headlines, a supplement to The Daily Telegraph.

Aug 25 22:51

Elevated rates of thyroid cancer found in Fukushima youth

OVER 100 FUKUSHIMA YOUTH DIAGNOSED WITH DEFINITIVE OR SUSPECTED THYROID GLAND

Aug 25 22:05

Russia’s Humanitarian ‘Invasion’

Official Washington’s war-hysteria machine is running at full speed again after Russia unilaterally dispatched a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian supplies to the blockaded Ukrainian city of Luhansk.

Before dawn broke in Washington on Saturday, “Ukrainian pro-Russian separatists” – more accurately described as federalists of southeast Ukraine who oppose last February’s coup in Kiev – unloaded desperately needed provisions from some 280 Russian trucks in Luhansk, Ukraine. The West accused those trucks of “invading” Ukraine on Friday, but it was a record short invasion; after delivering their loads of humanitarian supplies, many of the trucks promptly returned to Russia.

"I happen to know what a Russian invasion looks like, and this isn’t it. Forty-six years ago, I was ten miles from the border of Czechoslovakia when Russian tanks stormed in to crush the “Prague Spring” experiment in democracy. The attack was brutal." ~ Ray McGovern

Aug 25 21:00

Why You Should Never Buy Seafood From Big-Box Stores

Waking Times

Big-Box stores and their subsidiaries are generically the worst places to buy seafood from. They typically are the first to accept genetically modified foods and compromise the integrity and safety of their seafood supply.

Aug 25 20:58

New Anti Police State App Helps You “See Something, Say Something” in Real-Time

Waking Times

Recent studies have shown that police are held almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own solutions. Technology is one of these solutions.

Aug 25 20:37

The tornado that stopped the burning of Washington

As the United States capital of Washington, D.C., burned 200 years ago today, it was an act of nature that helped to drive the British from the besieged city, and possibly save it from more destruction.

Aug 25 19:44

In Canada We're All Nazi-lovers Now

Stephen Harper has made no secret of his complete devotion to the genocidal, Russophobic neo-Nazi-backed Kiev junta and has incurred huge costs to Canada as a consequence: two hundred and twenty million dollars in cash; sanctions on Russian firms prompting retaliatory Russian sanctions costing Canadian pork producers alone the loss of over half a billion dollars in sales; millions for the supply of "non-kinetic" military aid to the genocidists of Kiev, plus the cost of sending Canadian armed forces personnel and fighter jets to Romania and Poland.

Aug 25 19:15

Iran ‘will arm Palestinians’ after downing Israeli drone

Tehran will “accelerate” arming Palestinians in retaliation for Israel’s deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said Monday.

Iran, which does not recognize the legitimacy of Israel as a state, has confirmed that it supplied Palestinian fighters from Hamas and Islamic Jihad with the technology for the rockets that have been fired into Israel from Gaza since July 8.

“We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response,” said Brig. Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of aerial forces of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, in a statement on its official website sepahnews.com.

Aug 25 19:08

Obama Approves Air Surveillance of ISIS in Syria

President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there, but a mounting concern for the White House is how to target the Sunni extremists without helping President Bashar al-Assad.

Defense officials said Monday evening that the Pentagon was sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, using a combination of aircraft, including drones and possibly U2 spy planes. Mr. Obama approved the flights over the weekend, a senior administration official said.

The flights are a significant step toward direct American military action in Syria, an intervention that could alter the battlefield in the nation’s three-year civil war.

Aug 25 18:54

Gov. Christie Shifted Pension Cash to Wall Street, Costing New Jersey Taxpayers $3.8 Billion

Gov. Chris Christie's administration openly acknowledged that more New Jersey taxpayer dollars were going to land in the coffers of major financial institutions. It was 2010, and Christie had just installed a longtime private equity executive, Robert Grady, to manage the state's pension money. Grady promoted a plan to put more of those funds into riskier investments managed by Wall Street firms. Though this would entail higher fees, Grady said the strategy would "maximize returns while appropriately managing risk."

Aug 25 18:50

British Embassy celebrates the 200th anniversary of burning the White House

Yesterday marked 200 years since British soldiers set fire to the White House during the War of 1812, and the British embassy in Washington celebrated in style

Aug 25 18:29

Israel premier’s approval ratings drop: Poll

A new poll indicates that the approval ratings of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have dropped dramatically since the beginning of the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the poll published by Israel’s Channel 2 on Monday, Netanyahu’s approval ratings plunged to 38 percent from 82 percent at the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza.

Aug 25 17:38

CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data

Whistleblower Says CDC Knew in 2003 of Higher Autism Rate Among African-American Boys Receiving MMR Shot Earlier Than 36 Months

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