CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 29 10:22

Ferguson Protesters Sue Missouri Police For $40 Million

A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Aug 29 10:22

There is a growing recognition in virtually every sector of our society, even among Wall Street, that this country is being badly hurt by galloping income disparity.

Organized labor is on the rebound in the United States for one overriding reason — never have we needed unions more than we do right now.
There is a growing recognition in virtually every sector of our society, even among key Wall Street analysts, that this country is being badly hurt by galloping income disparity. When both the International Monetary Fund and Wall Street rating agency Standard & Poor’s release reports detailing how the widening gap between the top and the bottom is stifling growth, it is clear we have a serious problem.

Aug 29 10:19

Poverty Capitalism in 2014 – Introducing Private Probation Companies

As N.P.R. reported in May, services that “were once free, including those that are constitutionally required,” are now frequently billed to offenders: the cost of a public defender, room and board when jailed, probation and parole supervision, electronic monitoring devices, arrest warrants, drug and alcohol testing, and D.N.A. sampling. This can go to extraordinary lengths: in Washington state, N.P.R. found, offenders even “get charged a fee for a jury trial — with a 12-person jury costing $250, twice the fee for a six-person jury.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In Sweden, they are emptying their prisons, because the sole focus is rehabilitation, and that approach is working close to perfectly.

But in the US, the prison-industrial complex is about profit, rather than rehabilitation, so the process - and profits - grind on. Talk about the inhumanity!!

Aug 29 10:18

Happy Birthday Mike!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For ME?!? :)

Aug 29 10:13

Chicago man waving ISIS flag out of vehicle window warns cops car is rigged with bomb: police

A Chicago man trailing an ISIS flag outside his car window is behind bars after leading cops on a chase and then telling officers the vehicle was rigged with explosives and would detonate if searched, police said.

Cops tried to pull over Emad Karakrah, 49, Wednesday morning after a caller noticed a suspicious vehicle around 9:15 a.m. on the city’s south side, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Karakrah apparently was proudly waving the black and white flag favored by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists.

The man took off, leading officers through several red lights before a second patrol car corralled the fleeing flag-bearer.

As he was taken into custody, Karakrah warned officers the car contained a bomb and would explode if search by police, the paper reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This SO reeks of "false flag", in order to terrorize Americans, that I hardly know where to begin.

And the obvious kicker is that no explosive devices were found when the DHS and FBI inspected it.

Expect more of these "incidents" as a prelude to a real "false flag", to be blamed on the "usual suspects", and that well may be coming soon, to try to ignite the American public into another barking mad war frenzy.

But frankly, I do not believe, that even with another false flag, that the American people can be sold into another war at all. Americans are skeptical, and very war weary having seen flustercluck the US has made of its military interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

They understand, now more than ever, that these military interventions, where our best and bravest young men and women get killed or maimed for life, are all about private profit.

In Iraq, it was about the oil; who got it, and in what nominations it was sold.

In Afghanistan, it is about the oil pipelines, the opium, and the riches of unexploited mineral wealth.

And in Libya, it was to prevent Gaddafi from instituting a gold-backed dinar, which would have absolutely crippled the worthless US dollar, backed by nothing more than the US government's military prowess.

So if it appears that the US government is trying to sell you another war (which they appear to be doing against Syria, Iraq, and Russia), just ask yourselves: who profits?!?!?

Aug 29 10:13

Ex-UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, explains why he will vote YES for Scotland's independence

Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, tells us why he is YES and reveals some horrendous truths about the UK/Westminster establishment. Seriously, listen to the man.

Aug 29 10:05

"A Man Of Many Perversions" – Federal Cybersecurity Head Convicted Of Child Porn Charges

The following story is a warning as to why centralized power is so dangerous. It doesn’t matter whether the power is political or corporate, overly centralized power in all forms must be resisted whenever it appears. The worst of all worlds is when centralized political and corporate power unite in an unholy alliance, which is what has happened to America in recent decades. When this occurs, the combined forces of oligarchy simply begin to rapaciously feast on the citizenry with zero accountability. This is a fair description of the United States in 2014.

Aug 29 10:03

TSA Now Deciding If You're Allowed Your Medication

Several stories have been circulating recently about people’s medications being confiscated by the TSA. In some cases, these are potentially lifesaving medications, such as nitroglycerin for heart patients or insulin for diabetics.

Aug 29 10:01

Maine Sec. of State: Real ID “You might as well just repeal the Fourth Amendment”

Maine & Massachusetts residents may not be able to board a plane using their driver’s licenses starting in 2016 if the state does not start complying with the federal Real ID program.

In 2007, Maine became the first state to reject the federal regulations adopted in response to a study on national security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Federal officials wanted to make driver’s licenses more uniform and secure, but opponents said the federal law was too sweeping and intrusive.

Non-compliance, however, has restricted the ability of residents from some states to access some federal buildings, and that is likely to increase.

The Real ID program is intended to make states’ requirements for driver’s licenses and identification cards more uniform and stringent.

The Real ID program is a REAL NIGHTMARE or a spying governments wet dream.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Last year, when Mike and I renewed our license, the State of Hawaii gave us the option of renewing for either 4 or 8 years, and we took the latter option.

I remember us talking about whether the United States, as we had known it, would still exist by the time those licenses expired.

Right now, I would not bet against it not existing, between its military and financial woes.

And right now, another military misadventure may well do this country in for good.

Aug 29 09:54

How The US Militarizes The World’s Police, Not Just Ferguson’s

Since then, the world has watched the streets of Ferguson turn into a battleground, as heavily armed police officers fired tear gas, shot rubber bullets and pointed guns at protesters denouncing Brown’s killing.

“Solidarity with Ferguson,” tweeted Mariam Barghouti from Palestine. “Remember to not touch your face when tear gassed or put water on it. Instead use milk or coke.”

Numerous people — domestic and abroad — have expressed outrage at the militaristic response of local police against protesters, journalists, and people of color.

“Urban Shield plays a leading role in the globalization of repression.”

Since the protests erupted earlier this month, many have called into question the US Defense Department’s 1033 program, which allows surplus military equipment to be transferred to local police departments for counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ultimately, the only way "security" is created is through meaningful work, at decent wages, coupled with lifetime education, and money which is created as a public utility, not a loan at interest upon its issuance.

Any other way, which consistently favors suppression as a way of snuffing out dissent, is ultimately doomed to failure.

Aug 29 09:36

Feds balk at court’s order to explain no-fly list selection process

The US shouldn't place innocent people on the no-fly list, lawyer says.

Aug 29 09:16

Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says

were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us."

Aug 29 09:01

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge, Despite Having Nothing To Do With It Originally

While the ALS Association has certainly been a massive beneficiary, it had little to nothing to do with anything related to the challenge, other than getting a bunch of checks in the month of August. To now claim a trademark over it seems... kind of disgusting. It's also legally dubious. In the link above, by Erik Pelton, he highlights many of these problems with the trademark claim, but further notes how troubling this is:

If ALS Association successfully registers the phrase, it could seek to restrict use of it for other charitable causes. That would be the biggest shame in all of this.

Aug 29 08:56

In India, rice replaces ice in bucket challenge. No, you don't upend the bucket. You donate it to the poor.

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.

Aug 29 08:55

Study: Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try a variety of new foods and more likely to respond to visual cues for junk food in the future

Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try new foods and more likely to respond to cues for junk food in the future.

It’s no secret that high-fat and calorie-rich foods are a major contributor to weight gain and obesity. But a junk food diet doesn’t just pack on the pounds — it may actually reduce a person's desire to eat a more diverse diet.

Aug 29 08:55

Twenty-Two Percent of the World's Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources

Last year saw the biggest worldwide boom in renewable energy yet. Across the globe, wind turbines and solar panels were rolled out and set up at a more rapid clip than ever before.

Aug 29 07:59

Will the US succeed in breaking Russia to maintain dollar hegemony?...

In this article we are going to look at what is arguably an even bigger reason, that was largely omitted in the earlier article, which is that Russia, in alliance with China, is threatening to bring an end to the dollar as the global reserve currency, which would mean the end of the American empire.

We are witness to the greatest struggle of our age – the battle to maintain global dollar hegemony, and with it US economic, military and political dominance of the entire planet – and this struggle is now coming to a head.

Enter Russia (and China), the biggest threat yet to dollar dominance. These large powerful neighbors have entered into various major currency and trade agreements in the recent past that do not involve the dollar, and therefore pose a serious threat to the dollar’s reserve currency status that left unchallenged would bring it to an end.

Aug 29 07:25

Audio of Michael Brown shooting genuine

An alleged audio recording of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, which emerged earlier this week has been verified as genuine by the developers of the software that was used to make the recording.

Aug 29 07:15

$40 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Ferguson police

Several people filed a $40 million federal lawsuit against Ferguson police, St. Louis County Police and a slew of other defendants on Thursday, alleging that their civil rights were violated during police assaults and arrests that took place during the unrest that shook the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager.

Aug 29 07:13

Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

No one should be able to commit crimes against humanity without believing that they could be judged for them, he argued. “Thats why I find myself invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction in regard with these crimes” — Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez.

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile.

The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”.

Aug 29 07:09

Mainstream media steps up anti-Russia propaganda on Ukraine

With regard to the goings-on in Ukraine, I have heard quite a few European and American voices piping in, saying that, yes, Washington and Kiev are fabricating an entirely fictional version of events for propaganda purposes, but then so are the Russians. They appear to assume that if their corporate media is infested with mendacious, incompetent buffoons who are only too happy to repeat the party line, then the Russians must be same or worse.

The reality is quite different. While there is a virtual news blackout with regard to Ukraine in the West, with little being shown beyond pictures of talking heads in Washington and Kiev, the media coverage in Russia is relentless, with daily bulletins describing troop movements, up-to-date maps of the conflict zones, and lots of eye-witness testimony, commentary and analysis.

Aug 29 07:04

BEX Alert!!! - "Recipe for hate: Al-Qaeda publish car bomb ‘shopping list’ and suggest UK targets"

Al-Qaeda this week published an online magazine featuring instructions on how to build homemade car bombs and an appeal to Muslims to attack UK and US targets in the vein of the Boston bombers.

The English-language magazine, entitled ‘Palestine: Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem’, urges Muslims in the West to assemble pressure cooker bombs like those used to attack the Boston marathon last year.

In a list of “examples of targets,” the magazine suggests attacks on the UK’s Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, MI5’s Thames House and Marks & Spencer department stores during Friday prayers, so as to avoid harming Muslims.

The list features US targets including Times Square, casinos in Las Vegas, Georgia Military College, the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the General Atomics headquarters in San Diego. It also suggests attacks on Israeli, British and American company headquarters and holiday destinations abroad, oil tankers and busy train stations.

Aug 29 07:01

China: America has lost face and is sick

Only hours ago the US government announced that a Chinese fighter jet had intercepted an American military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island.

A Pentagon spokesman called China’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”, and blasted such unprovoked aggression.

Needless to say, the Chinese government has a slightly different story.

Aug 29 06:40

Counting Down to the Death of the Death Penalty

There should have been a consistent national outcry over the death penalty for a long time now, but the case of Clayton Lockett is as good a reason as any to bring the issue back to the forefront of public consciousness once again. Lockett, a 38 year old man, was executed in a 43 minute ordeal by the state of Oklahoma back in April. Officials called off the execution 33 minutes in, but Lockett spent ten more minutes writhing and gasping before he finally died. A recent autopsy showed that Lockett was killed by the lethal injection drugs, and not a heart attack, as was previously reported.

Aug 29 06:32

Krauthammer: Shocked By Obama’s ‘No Strategy on ISIS’ Admission

Fox News’ conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer thought he had seen it all from President Obama. On Thursday Krauthammer admitted he was shocked when the President said he didn’t have a strategy to defeat ISIS or a strategy to support Ukraine against Russia:

Aug 29 06:25

Israeli spy drone shot down over Iran’s nuclear plant

Iran has shot down an Israeli spy drone trying to penetrate the “nuclear off-limits area” of the Natanz nuclear site, the Revolutionary Guards said on their website.

Iran’s forces fired a missile at the drone as it neared its uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, more than 300 kilometers south of Tehran.

Aug 29 06:20

Misdiagnosing 1 Million Kids With ADHD

Two studies published suggest there could be something wrong with the way ADHD is diagnosed in young children in the US, one found that nearly 1 million kids are potentially misdiagnosed just because they are the youngest in their kindergarten year, with the youngest in class twice as likely to be on stimulant medication, while the other study confirmed that whether children were born just before or just after the kindergarten cutoff date significantly affected their chances of being diagnosed with ADHD.

Aug 29 05:37

Fake Russian Tanks in Ukraine?

Michael Rivero - Ebola; a push to increase pharmaceutical profits?

Aug 29 05:28

Tanker with $100 million Iraqi oil goes dark off Texas coast

A tanker near the US state of Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed crude oil from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has gone missing, reports say.

On Thursday, the US Coast Guard’s AIS ship tracking system could not locate the position of the United Kalavrvta tanker, which was carrying 1 million barrels of crude oil, Reuters reported.

The United Kalavrvta tanker was to unload its cargo at sea, off Texas. The tanker left the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June and anchored in an area off the US port of Galveston late July.

Previously, other tankers carrying disputed crude have unloaded cargoes after switching off their transponders, which makes their movements hard to track.

Aug 29 04:37

Cop Points Gun, Threatens to Kill Citizen in Response to Cell Phone Recording

(Police Chief) Katz asserted that the men were deemed a threat because they weren’t displaying an appropriate level of “fear” towards the officers, stating, “When I watch this video, I don’t see a car full of young men who are behaving in a manner consistent with fear of the police.”

Aug 29 04:31

Wall Street Admits That A Cyberattack Could Crash Our Banking System At Any Time

Wall Street banks are getting hit by cyber attacks every single minute of every single day. It is a massive onslaught that is not highly publicized because the bankers do not want to alarm the public. But as you will see below, one big Wall Street bank is spending 250 million dollars a year just by themselves to combat this growing problem. The truth is that our financial system is not nearly as stable as most Americans think that it is.

Aug 29 03:14

Ukraine Crisis: PM Yatsenyuk to Seek NATO Membership

Arseny Yatsenyuk said the government was sending a bill to MPs urging that Ukraine's non-bloc status be cancelled.

The remarks come as NATO holds an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Aug 28 23:42

MO hospital treats hundreds of children for unusual virus

An unusual respiratory virus is striking children in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital is as full now as it is at the height of flu season.

Aug 28 23:33

Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With ‘Graying’ Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” -- She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages, even though one of the students turned out to be 35 years old.

Aug 28 23:29

Town halls erupt over flood of child migrants

The anger and frustration expressed in the town halls suggests there will be a fierce debate when U.S. lawmakers return to Washington on Sept. 8 and take up proposals to address a flood of child migrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border.

Aug 28 22:04

Cold War - Family Business for Brzezinskis

As US President Barack Obama prepares for his address at the NATO Summit in Wales and for chairing the United Nations Security Council in September, the children of Zbigniew Brzezinski, the aging anti-Russian strategist who advised Obama during his first presidential campaign, have been actively working on implementing their father's Cold War schemes.

Aug 28 21:59

Donetsk Republic leaders ready to provide corridors for encircled troops

Leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic are ready to provide humanitarian corridors for encircled Kiev-loyal troops on condition of their disarmament.

Aug 28 21:56

Obama threatens Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

US President Barack Obama has threatened his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin with new sanctions over the growing crisis in Ukraine.

Aug 28 21:43

China: America has lost face and is sick

Aug 28 19:49

What Would You Name the New Washington State Ferry?

I hope it is appropriate to post this here. I feel that the ferry should be named: the 'John T. Williams.' Mr. Williams was the Native American woodcarver who was gunned-down in cold blood by Seattle Police officer, Ian Birk on August 30, 2010. I feel that he meets the nomination requirements and deserves it.


John T. Williams memorial march and rally: September 16, 2010

Aug 28 19:04

For the children of Gaza, some wounds may never heal

For the children of Gaza, some wounds may never heal. My latest report from Gaza for CCTV America, Please watch and share widely ! - Noor Harazeen in Gaza

Aug 28 18:56

Lives cut short: Bullets killed 28,000 children, teens between 2002 and 2012 | "For every U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during 11 years of war, at least 13 children were shot and killed in America." More than 450 kids didn’t make it to kindergarten.

For every U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during 11 years of war, at least 13 children were shot and killed in America.
More than 450 kids didn’t make it to kindergarten.
Another 2,700 or more were killed by a firearm before they could sit behind the wheel of a car.
Every day, on average, seven children were shot dead.

Aug 28 18:55

Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime

Chris Sourovelis has never had any trouble with the law or been accused of any crime. But that hasn’t stopped the City of Philadelphia from trying to take his home.

Aug 28 18:35

EU Sanctions Boomerang – Poor leadership once again

What I am beginning to see now, which I had missed earlier, was an unofficial roll-out of the “economic war” version of that same preemptive strike policy. Some elites in a boardroom somewhere decided that we had the same right to attack countries that we felt could be an economic threat in the future, that it would be cheaper and safer to attack them now. Since we had already given ourselves permission to attack militarily, the elites also assumed the right to conduct first-strike economic wars and to use the military in whatever capacity needed.

One of the clues that woke me up to this was the obvious US play to steer Europe away from Russian energy supplies and replacing them with pipe-lined resources from the Persian Gulf. Hence, there was a need to take Syria out to eliminate the Russian base there, and control the pipeline territory to the Eastern Mediterranean. Over 170,000 Syrians have been murdered in the process.

Aug 28 17:40

Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, Hospitalized in Critical Condition after Suffering Cardiac Arrest

It couldn't have happened to a nicer racist . . . .

Aug 28 16:53

Hannity Goes Off (*What else is new ?)

Hannity Goes Off On ISIS-Supporting Imam: ‘Every Radical Islamist Like You Will Be Wiped Off The Face Of The Earth’ "

Aug 28 16:20

EXCLUSIVE: St. Louis Police Officer Blows the Whistle on Rampant Corruption Within the Department

On Tuesday, August 27, The Free Thought Project’s Cassandra Rules, met up with the officer on W. Florissant in Ferguson where protesters have been gathering

Aug 28 16:05

Ammunition now plentiful one year after mass shortages

About a year ago, ammunition shortages were causing fear and panic in the gun community, especially after news came out of the Department of Homeland Security’s purchase of over one billion rounds for government use. Additionally, the continuous message being made to honest Americans by politicians like President Obama, former NYC Governor Michael Bloomberg, and a host of others that new gun laws and restrictions were headed down the pike, caused many of the 90 million strong gun owners to hoard ammunition for fear it would no longer be plentiful.
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Aug 28 15:44

Trial of Blackwater Guards Charged for Role in Baghdad Massacre Nears End

Closing arguments were heard Wednesday in the trial of four Blackwater contractors accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in the infamous massacre in Baghdad's Nissour Square.

Aug 28 15:21

Blacks Must Confront Reality

Aug 28 15:20

How safe is your Money? Five Major U.S. Banks Hacked this month

The FBI is investigating five major bank security breaches this month that experts think may have come from state-sponsored hackers in Russia. The attacks, which happened earlier this month, gave hackers access to gigabytes of checking and savings account data that could be used to drain accounts.

Not safe in the banks regardless, but more reason to keep ONLY WHAT YOU NEED in there for bills etc...

Aug 28 15:17

Video: Illegal Aliens Storm San Diego Beach

On Monday morning a gang Illegals aliens stormed a San Diego beach from a panga boat. Onlookers said the landing looked planned as the illegals ran down a back alley and changed out of wet clothes. Seven of the illegals were spotted by helicopter and apprehended by authorities. at least 10 remain at large.

Aug 28 15:12

Obama: "We Dont Have A Strategy Yet"

Aug 28 14:49

Cuban missile crisis 2.0 - NATO approaches Russian border

The President of Ukraine has accused Russia of deploying troops in East Ukraine. That's as anti-government forces launch a counter-offensive and advance on key areas in the south-east.

Aug 28 14:34

Detroit-Area Man Indicted for Attempting to Conceal Evidence in Connection with Upcoming Trial for $30 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A Detroit -area man was indicted today for obstruction of justice in connection with his alleged attempts to conceal evidence relevant to his upcoming trial for an alleged health care fraud scheme with estimated losses exceeding $30 million.

Aug 28 14:23

CFR: U.S. not need recognize Syrian soverienty in ISIS attacks

SYRIA WARNS ANY ATTEMPT TO ENTER SYRIA WITHOUT PERMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ATTACK

Aug 28 14:01

The Emoprog Army interview with Executive Director behind the Oakland #BlockTheBoat protests.

Lara Kiswani (Kiswaniya) on Twitter

Aug 28 13:44

Fierce shelling leaves Donetsk residential area devastated

Civilian areas remain in the sights of Ukraine's army in the country's East - with residential parts of Donetsk and Lugansk being hit on a daily basis.

Aug 28 13:34

Israeli PM under fire at home over ceasefire deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under severe criticism by members of his coalition government, among others, after reaching a ceasefire deal with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Aug 28 13:31

Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

_ Protests over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown have migrated to the city of St. Louis as demonstrators continue to press for broader reforms to local and federal law enforcement.

Aug 28 13:30

Swiss President is concerned about US plan to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine

The Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Didier Burkhalter shared Russia's concern over nuclear security due to US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to address the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Aug 28 13:08

'No Russian troops in Ukraine': Moscow's OSCE rep responds to Kiev's claims

The OSCE was told there was no Russian presence spotted across the Ukraine border, refuting Thursday's claims that a full-scale invasion was underway. Both the Ukrainian monitoring team head and Russia's representative have given a firm 'no.'

How many times does Petro "Willy Wonka" Porkyshenko have to be caught out lying before the establishment media stop reprinting his lunatic imaginings as being fact?

Aug 28 13:04

Russian Gas Sector Should Be Exempt From EU Sanctions – EU Energy Chief Oettinger

The Russian gas sector should be exempt from the EU sanctions against Russia, EU Energy Chief Gunther Oettinger said Thursday.

So the EU wants to be able to pick and choose its sanctions so that they are not in any way impacted by them. And what if Russia decides not to supply the gas to the EU in any event? What then, Oettinger?

Aug 28 13:03

Obama’s “Strong Disapproval” Double His “Strong Approval”

Americans are more than twice as likely to say they “strongly disapprove” (39%) of President Barack Obama’s job performance as they are to say they “strongly approve” (17%). The percentage of Americans who strongly disapprove of Obama has increased over time, while the percentage who strongly approve has dropped by almost half.

Aug 28 13:01

Drugging our kids: Children in California’s foster care system are prescribed risky medications

Abandoned and alone, they are among California’s most powerless children. But instead of providing a stable home and caring family, the state’s foster care system gives them a pill.

Aug 28 12:59

‘Ring of steel’: NATO summit turns Welsh cities into massive open-air prisons

A “ring of steel” likened to a prison or the Berlin Wall has been erected around the NATO Summit venues in Newport and Cardiff city center ahead of the military alliance’s conference next week.

We can't have our elite (read: criminal) classes being inconvenienced by any of the people who pay for their exalted existence and their nasty, brutal and unnecessary military adventures, can we?

Aug 28 12:55

Arizona May Have Handed Over Its Counterterrorism Database To A Chinese Spy

Lizhong Fan was hired as a facial recognition expert for the agency in 2007 until he left suddenly

Aug 28 12:53

Russian State Duma speaker dismisses Poroshenko's claims about Russian troops in Ukraine

The Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin has dismissed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s allegations Russia had moved its troops into Ukraine.

Aug 28 12:52

School District Will Use “Deadly Force” to Protect Students

Sign on school: Please be aware that the staff at Argyle are Armed

Aug 28 12:36

'Revenue Generating' Traffic Cameras Forcing Governments To Refund Millions Of Dollars

Municipalities which have turned over traffic enforcement to cameras probably hoped to generate funds much faster than it could with an un-augmented police force. Instead, they're finding themselves issuing refunds, deactivating faulty cameras, fighting with contractors and investigating corruption. Not much of a payoff.

Aug 28 11:58

Jury finds officer liable for Taser death

The federal civil court verdict came in the second day of deliberations by the five women and three men who had to determine whether CMPD Officer Michael Forbes used excessive force in the death of La-Reko Williams.

Aug 28 11:54

Texas Deputy facing murder charge hired despite experience

Failed APD’s psychiatric evaluation

Aug 28 11:45

VIDEO: Member of Online Gaming Group Arrested by SWAT - on Live Stream

SWATTING

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The report proved to be false, but the investigation caused nearby schools to enact security procedures and businesses to be evacuated.

Aug 28 10:40

Palestinians start Rubble Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of war in Gaza

We're all well aware by now of the Ice Bucket Challenge – a viral trend in which people, including celebrities and pro athletes, are funding ALS research and raising awareness of the deadly disease.
But how about the Rubble Bucket Challenge?

Aug 28 10:39

Louisiana Parish's drinking water tests positive for Brain-eating amoeba

More than twelve and a half thousand people in St. John parish are at risk of a brain eating amoeba detected in the water system.
Which means folks in Reserve, Garyville and Mt. Airy are advised to take precaution.

Aug 28 10:38

Report: 1,400 cases of sexual exploitation not investigated for fear of appearing racist

Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.

Aug 28 10:28

Quakes Keep Shaking Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano

Earthquakes are still rocking Iceland as lava pushes through a long underground fissure near the ice-covered Bardarbunga volcano

Aug 28 10:16

Officer to Citizen: “You must be doing something wrong if you invoke your rights”

Two videographers were in Jacksonville Florida conducting a First Amendment Audit on Wednesday. They were filming prisoners being transported in and out of the Duval County Courthouse’s sally port.

Aug 28 10:15

VIDEO: Jesse Benton Implicated in Bribery Conviction

case involving bribery of former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson for political endorsements in the Iowa Republican Primary in 2012. Sorenson pleaded guilty.

Former Iowa state senator pleads guilty in Ron Paul endorsement-for-pay scheme

Aug 28 10:11

Please be aware that the staff at Argyle, TX School are Armed

School District Will Use “Deadly Force” to Protect Students

Aug 28 10:07

Confidential Australia Data Retention Discussion Paper Leaked

It’s the secret industry consultation paper the Australian federal government didn’t want you to see.

Aug 28 09:57

FBI Ordered Police Department to Conceal Stringray cellphone surveillance device Use

Documents uncovered through a public records request reveal that a Wash. state police department has concealed its use of a Stringray cellphone surveillance device for the last 6 years.

Aug 28 09:42

Arizona May Have Handed Over Its Counterterrorism Database To A Chinese Spy

Lizhong Fan was hired as a facial recognition expert for the agency in 2007 until he left suddenly

Aug 28 09:40

BEX Alert!!! - "FBI examining whether Russia is tied to JPMorgan hacking"

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether Russians had any links with recent cyber intrusions against US banking giant JPMorgan Chase and other American banks.

The FBI is investigating whether the attacks, discovered in mid-August, were in retaliation for Western sanctions levied on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, according to Bloomberg.

Aug 28 09:37

U.S. government sues Minneapolis suburb for rejecting Islamic center

complaint argues the municipality treated the group's application for a conditional use permit on less than equal terms

Aug 28 09:36

Erdogan takes office as Turkey president

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkey’s new president after winning the country’s first-ever popular vote for the head of state.

Erdogan, who served as prime minister for three consecutive terms, took the oath of office during a special session of the parliament on Thursday.

“In my capacity as President of the Republic, I swear upon my honor and repute before the great Turkish nation and before history to safeguard the existence and independence of the state,” he said at the swearing-in ceremony.

Lawmakers from the mainstream opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) walked out of the session before Erdogan took his oath.

Aug 28 09:35

U.S. court in Ohio overturns hate crime convictions of 16 Amish

"considerable evidence supported the defendants' theory that interpersonal and intra-family agreements, not the victims' religious beliefs, sparked the attacks."

Aug 28 09:29

911 dispatcher tells mom police can’t help baby locked in hot car

A Florida baby accidentally got trapped inside a hot car. His mother says she got a surprising answer when she called 911 for help.
10 month old Jack likes to play with just about anything he can get his hands on, especially car keys. On Saturday when his mom put him in his car seat and closed the car door in order to secure their shopping cart.

Aug 28 09:29

Immigration judges' union : court system should be separated from the Justice Dept - operated independently

often, decisions about how the court is run are made beyond the court system.

Aug 28 09:28

Texas parents sue day care center for duct taping child to nap mat

A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

Aug 28 09:28

'No Russian troops in Ukraine': Moscow's OSCE rep responds to Kiev's claims

The OSCE was told there was no Russian presence spotted across the Ukraine border, refuting Thursday's claims that a full-scale invasion was underway. Both the Ukrainian monitoring team head and Russia's representative have given a firm 'no.'

The chorus of allegations about Russia's military invasion of Ukraine had President Poroshenko calling for an emergency meeting of the country’s security and defense council, while Prime Minister Yatsenyuk on Thursday called for a Russian asset freeze.

No actual evidence has been given either by either foreign governments or the media, apart from claims that photographs exist that someone had "seen."

Aug 28 09:28

Omaha Police Shoot And Kill 'Cops' Crew Member During Robbery

A crew member on the show Cops was shot and killed by police during a robbery in Omaha.
Bryce Dion, 38, was an audio technician on the Langley Productions show, and is the first production member killed in the 25 years the show has been on the air. Executive Producer Morgan Langley, who was at the news conference about the shooting, said Dion had been with the show for seven years,WSB TV reports.

Aug 28 09:20

Mexican president thanks California Governor Jerry Brown for aiding undocumented migrants

including legalizing drivers' licenses for undocumented migrants and making it easier for them to work and start businesses.
related: Jerry Brown: Immigrants, legal or not, 'welcome in California'

Aug 28 08:59

U.S. to ease some deportations to Mexico under settlement

deal reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and federal officials

Aug 28 08:36

The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil

Government engineered false-flag terrorism is a historically established fact.

Aug 28 08:33

Heroin’s Death Toll Rising in New York, Amid a Shift in Who Uses It

A heroin crisis gripping communities across the country deepened in New York last year, with more people in the city dying in overdoses from the drug than in any year since 2003.

In all, 420 people fatally overdosed on heroin in 2013 out of a total of 782 drug overdoses, rising to a level not seen in a decade in both absolute numbers and as a population-adjusted rate, according to preliminary year-end data from the city’s health department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, I wonder where all this opium is coming from? :)

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In Afghan fields the poppies grow.
Between the crosses.
Row on row.

Aug 28 07:46

Washington Sabotages Russian/Ukrainian Summit

On Monday, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko met in Minsk. It was their first official bilateral meeting. They discussed relevant geopolitical issues. Key is resolving Southeastern Ukraine’s ongoing conflict.
Putin urges doing it peacefully. Poroshenko’s continues war without mercy. He deplores democracy. He wants freedom fighting self-defense forces crushed. He wants unchallenged hardline rule.
He lied saying his visit was “to stop the bloodshed and to start the process of finding a political compromise. The interests of the people of Donbass should and will be taken into account.”
His actions speak louder than words. Peace is an executive decision away. He can make it by calling off his dogs. He can choose diplomacy over confrontation. He can order a ceasefire. He can do so straightaway. He can meet face-to-face with Southeastern Ukrainian leaders. He can respect their democratic credentials. He can listen to their demands.

Aug 28 07:42

Hate Speech from a Christian (sic) Organization

The demand conveyed in the above box is plastered on top of the most non-Christian web site on the internet: CUFI, Christians United for Israel. Would that it would read: Christians United for Isolation of Israel, then it would offer a Christian message of a peaceful means to stop genocide in Palestine. The very thought that an organization could call itself Christian and demand that Christians support the wanton slaughter of children and mothers and fathers caught like animals in a cage and mercilessly shot to death borders on the actions of human madness. What ministers of god would dare such mendacity in Christ’s name? How abhorrent.

Aug 28 07:40

Bill Gates Sets His Sights on the NRA

Things are about to get interesting for the National Rifle Association: Bill Gates has set his sights on the NRA and their opposition to stricter gun control.

Whenever Bill Gates gets involved in politics or social issues, the world tends to sit up and take note. Things should be no different now that he’s chosen to donate $1 million to Initiative 594, which would impose a mandatory criminal background check for every firearm purchase, regardless of where it’s sold.

There’s no doubt that the NRA and the rest of the gun lobby has a great deal of power on their side, but Gates is hardly the first activist to throw his weight behind efforts to oppose them. Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, has also vowed to take part in gun control campaigns.

Aug 28 07:39

40 Holocaust survivors condemn ‘massacre’ of Palestinians, call for BDS against Israel

40 survivors of the Holocaust signed the letter and 287 descendants of victims also added their names.

A group of Holocaust survivors and descendants of those targeted by Nazi Germany have harshly criticized Israeli actions in Gaza and called for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

Following a letter from survivors of the Holocaust printed in the New York Times on Saturday, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, which helped coordinate the letter, organized a press call Monday, where some of those who signed the letter spoke out against the assault on Gaza.

Aug 28 07:33

The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

Government engineered false-flag terrorism is a historically established fact. For centuries, political and financial elites have been sinking ships, setting buildings on fire, assassinating diplomats, overthrowing elected leaders, and blowing people up, then blaming these disasters on convenient scapegoats so that they can induce fear in the public and transfer more power to themselves.

Skeptics might argue whether certain calamities have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be false-flag events, but no one can argue that such tactics have not been used by the establishment in the past. Governments have openly admitted to creating bloody and catalyzing tragedies under false pretenses, like Operation Gladio, a false-flag program in Europe supported by European and American covert agencies which lasted decades, from the 1950s to the 1990s...

Aug 28 07:22

Woman Killed By Cop's Stray Bullet,

Man With Unloaded Gun Charged With Her Death

Aug 28 04:14

BP refinery explosion rocks Whiting, no injuries reported

WHITING, Ind. – An explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, has rattled nearby homes. No injuries have been reported and no evacuation has been ordered.

A Whiting Fire Department spokesman said the explosion late Wednesday could be heard clearly several blocks from the plant. However, when fire commanders called plant officials to see if assistance was needed, they were told only to stand by.

Plant officials say the plant’s fire department was handling the incident. Officials at the BP plant, just east of Chicago, did not immediately provide details about the explosion.

The Chicago Sun-Times said Wednesday was the anniversary of a 1955 explosion in Whiting that killed two people.

Aug 28 04:14

California Police Department Ordered to Get Rid of MRAP Military Vehicle

The $700,000 dollar vehicle was acquired for free just a few weeks ago through the U.S. military surplus program that has seen police departments across America obtain vehicles and equipment that were formerly used by the Army to occupy towns and hunt insurgents. -- However, after numerous complaints and protests by residents, Davis City Council has given its police department two months to either destroy or otherwise remove from operation the mine resistant ambush vehicle.

Aug 28 04:11

The Road To World War 3: Russia And Ukraine Are Now Engaged In A Shooting War

Russian soldiers and Ukrainian soldiers are now shooting at each other in eastern Ukraine. Could this conflict ultimately lead us down the road to World War 3? This week, a very robust force of “tanks, artillery and infantry” has opened up a “third front” in the Ukrainian civil war in a part of southeastern Ukraine that had not seen much fighting yet.

Aug 28 04:07

The Big One: CDC whistleblower goes public Now

Here it is. All the people who said we were making it up, inventing charges of fraud at the CDC…well, here it is. CDC Whistleblower William Thompson’s own statement, released from his lawyer’s office today.

Aug 28 03:25

Wallace Shawn on Gaza: "The Anger of the Palestinians Cannot Be Ended by Killing Their Children"

. . . . unfortunately, many members of the show business community are not very aware of the tragic history of the Palestinian people. And yet the fact is that in my own lifetime (I was born in 1943) the Palestinian people have been expelled from their land and subjected to unceasing and unjustifiable torment, including a brutal occupation and, in Gaza, a regime in which an entire population has been placed on a starvation diet.

Anyone who learns more about what has happened can't help but realize that the anger of the Palestinians cannot be ended by killing their children. That is a fantasy. Human beings simply aren't made that way.

Aug 28 02:40

Venezuela Will Begin Fingerprinting Grocery Shoppers To Control How Much Food They Buy

Venezuela’s food shortage is so bad the country is mandating that people scan their fingerprints at grocery stores in order to keep people from buying too much of a single item.

Aug 28 01:11

Fed’s low interest rates could bring ‘scary’ 60% market crash

Markets could soon face a fall of up to 60 percent, two experts told CNBC on Wednesday. -- A jolt to international confidence in central banks will lead to a 30 to 60 percent market decline, David Tice, president of Tice Capital and founder of the Prudent Bear Fund, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” When this happens, he said, markets will face a “period of extreme turmoil.”

Aug 27 19:43

Nearly 200 state and local police departments have been suspended from a Pentagon program to procure surplus military equipment

after it was learned the weapons and equipment could not be accounted for

Aug 27 19:35

Privacy Concerns Raised over Disclosure of Tacoma Police Use of 'Cell Site Simulator'

The Tacoma Police Department confirmed Wednesday it has been using a sophisticated ‘cell site simulator’ for the past five years that enables it to zero in on a person’s cellular device, but said it does not snoop or collect data on the general public.

Aug 27 19:29

Inside The Hidden Cellphone Network SS7

Aug 27 19:14

Kiev Forces Defeated in East Ukraine. Could Obama’s Legacy Be Destroyed by His Ukraine Policy?

The Ukrainian Government that the Obama Administration installed after Obama’s successful coup d’etat in Ukraine is now crashing and burning in the process of the newly installed Government’s ethnic-cleansing program to get rid of the people in Ukraine’s southeast, the area of Ukraine that had voted overwhelmingly for the President whom the Obama Administration (the State Department and the CIA) had overthrown in February.

The residents there rejected this new Government; this new Government is trying to exterminate them; and the local rebel-fighters against that are winning, and are decimating thousands of troops who were sent in to kill them and their families, and are shooting down many of the bombers that have been sent in to bomb them.

Aug 27 18:48

Federal 2nd Court of Appeals rules that SWAT teams are not protected by "qualified immunity" when responding with unnecessary and inappropriate force. This case was from a no knock warrant with stun grenades and will set national precendent.

A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed his friend.

Aug 27 18:46

Christopher Bollyn - "The Islamic State and John McCain"

Why has Sen. John McCain supported the gang of terrorists who behead innocent American journalists? Why is a leader from the U.S. Congress meeting with and supporting groups of mad-dog fanatics in the Middle East; the very same groups who we now find ourselves at war with? Why is the U.S. waging war against the militant and extremist groups in the Middle East that it helped create and arm in the first place?

Aug 27 18:36

"Economic data show that if Britain were to join the United States, it would be the second-poorest state, behind Alabama and Missouri and only just ahead of Mississippi"

If Britain was to leave the European Union and join the US, it would be poorer than all of the other states in America apart from Mississippi, new figures suggest.

The figures, produced by Fraser Nelson, the Editor of The Spectator, also said that without the South-east, Britain could be considered worse off than America's most-deprived state as well.

Aug 27 18:19

Man Who Lived Through Cold War Says Terrorist Group ‘Imminent Threat’ To America

A 67-year-old man who as a young boy lived under constant fear the Soviets would launch nuclear missiles at his beloved country and wipe out everyone and everything he loved characterized a terrorist group as an “imminent threat to every interest we have” late last week, sources confirmed.

Aug 27 17:26

Pakistan premier refuses to resign amid mass protests

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to step down amid mass protests in front of parliament calling for the government’s resignation.

“We are not going to be diverted by these things,” Sharif said on Wednesday, referring to calls for his resignation by thousands of protesters camped outside the parliament during the crisis which erupted two weeks ago.

The statement comes as cleric Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri issued on August 25 a 48-hour deadline for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down. . .

. . . Sharif has ordered the Supreme Court to build an investigative team to look into the elections, but has said he will not resign.

Aug 27 17:05

Syria’s Assad forms new government

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has formed a new government less than three months after being re-elected for a third term.

On Wednesday, Assad formed his new government that consists of 11 new ministers, including Hassan al-Nuri, his rival in the latest presidential election.

Nuri has been assigned as the minister of administrative development, while other ministerial posts remained unchanged, including the prime minister as well as foreign and defense ministers.

Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote, or 10,319,723 of 11,634,412 votes cast in the election held on June 3.

Aug 27 17:00

Mr. James Corbett - "MH17 FULLY EXPOSED!!"

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster?

(link to video - approx. 1 hour)

Aug 27 16:52

10 Conspiracy Theories That Came True

Despite the fact that the term “conspiracy theory” has been weaponized by the establishment as a pejorative slur against anyone who questions the official narrative of any government pronouncement, there are innumerable examples throughout history of conspiracies that were proven to be true

Aug 27 16:12

White House Jokes About Spying on the Press: ‘We Are Always Watching’

Wednesday at the press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest joked with Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry that the administration is “always watching,” despite Henry’s colleague James Rosen having been monitored by the Justice Department and labeled him a “criminal co-conspirator” in order to obtain a warrant to gain access to the reporters personal phone and emails.

Aug 27 14:57

NYC Council Members Want to Treat Gun Owners Like Sex Offenders

Several members of New York’s City Council want to create a public “gun offender” registry modeled after current sex offender registries, which would ultimately list names, addresses and photos of New Yorkers who violate gun control laws.

Aug 27 14:50

Watch Jon Stewart trash the media coverage of Ferguson

Jon Stewart has been on vacation, but the Daily Show returned last night. Nearly the entire episode was devoted to Ferguson -- the story that dominated the news for the entire time he was away.

Aug 27 14:18

Gun-rights groups say more and more women are locking and loading

Nearly 79 percent of firearms retailers reported an increase in female customers between 2011 and 2012, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. From this surge in popularity comes classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships and conferences for women. -- Women also have become the sellers, the lobbyists and the business owners.

Aug 27 14:09

4-Year Low on Tap for Labor Day Gas Prices

The average pump price of a gallon of gas is expected to reach $3.41 by the Labor Day weekend, down more than a penny from Wednesday’s price and down more than 2.5 cents from last Friday’s price. The holiday price is 18 cents below last Labor Day and a whopping 42 cents below the Labor Day 2012 price.

Aug 27 13:50

Dozens of Businesses Move HQs Outside America Under Obama

This process, called inversion, has been occurring more and more often, despite the fascistic suggestion by President Obama that headquartering outside the United States represents a betrayal of God and country. Members of the Obama administration have taken to labeling business inversions a lack of “economic patriotism” – presumably under the assumption that to stay in America, cut jobs, and lose all profits in order to pay higher taxes represents a sort of higher moral value than moving one’s headquarters and continuing to pay millions of workers and reward consumers with better and cheaper products.

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