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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 24 07:09

Hundreds of migrants cross border unhindered from Greece into Macedonia - video

Hundreds of migrants cross from Greece into Macedonia on Sunday after Macedonian security forces appeared to abandon a bid to seal the border, following days of confrontation. Large groups of migrants can be seen walking across the border to Gevgelija train stations where they wait to board trains northwards to Serbia. Macedonia had declared a state of emergency on Thursday and sealed its southern frontier, using riot police and tear gas in an attempt to drive back crowds, but the police lines were overwhelmed on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Guardian gives absolutely zero context is to why this is happening.

I watched some clips of what what going on in Macedonia on Al-Jazeera television on Saturday.

Most of these people are war-displaced Syrians, desperately trying to get into Europe to achieve some kind of refugee status.

The Macedonian police were beating men with clubs, and throwing flash-bang grenades at the feet of mothers with toddlers in their arms.

The US government, redoubling its efforts to oust Bashir Al-Assad, is specifically responsible for this massive human tidal wave of misery, but will, of course, do absolutely nothing to help these people.

They are, to this government, simply "collateral damage",because they did not have the collective good taste to die outright in their country of origin.

Just looking at the faces of those parents, kids and toddlers, with all the trauma they have had to endure, nearly made me cry, and I think it would have done the same for all decent people of conscience.

This is a pogrom against people of the Middle East and Africa, because they have the nerve to be living on resources - or near potential pipeline routes - the US government wants for itself, and to insure that payments for those resources are only doe with US dollars.

Aug 24 06:55

Obama Should Charge Clinton With Espionage

Hillary Clinton should be charged with espionage. Not really. And I don't think she will be. But if the Obama administration is going to be consistent in its treatment of those who leak classified information, Clinton ought to face charges under the Espionage Act.

The Espionage Act was written in 1917 to combat German saboteurs during the First World War. Between 1917 and 2008, it was used three times to charge Americans who had passed classified information to the press. Since Barack Obama became president, however, his Justice Department has charged eight Americans with espionage. I know. I'm one of them. And none of us gave classified information to a foreign government. In fact, most of us were whistleblowers, exposing evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse, or illegality.

The Espionage Act is actually pretty simple. It says that a person is guilty of espionage if he provides "national defense information to any person not entitled to receive it."

Aug 24 06:53

Massive Fire Breaks Out at Tokyo Steel Plant

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are just too many of these happening right now for them to be just accidents!

Aug 24 06:48

Irvine, CA Officer Poses As Active School Shooter As Other Armed Cops Rush To Scene, Unaware It's A Drill

The Irvine police chief confirmed that one of his officers was the gunman. Meanwhile, other officers were deployed to the school with real weapons, unaware that it was a drill.
"There was an actual person pretending to be a shooter with a gun, for a drill, but police didn't know it was a drill, people could have been shot," a witness said.

Aug 24 05:42

Philadelphia cop taped using anti-gay slur-extortion

A Philadelphia cop is in hot water for a videotape where he extorts a driver and uses anti-gay language. The video (see below) of Officer Matthew Zagursky is making the Internet rounds. According to Philly.com, it was taped last week during a traffic stop.

Instead of giving the driver a ticket, Zagursky offered the driver, and passenger, a deal. They could buy two tickets to fundraiser that pays college tuition for the children of officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The tickets cost $30 (€26).

Aug 24 05:41

Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii's spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops

Pediatrician Carla Nelson remembers catching sight of the unusually pale newborn, then hearing an abnormal heartbeat through the stethoscope and thinking that something was terribly wrong.

The baby was born minutes before with a severe heart malformation that would require complex surgery. What worried her as she waited for the ambulance plane to take the infant from Waimea, on the island of Kauai, to the main children’s hospital in Honolulu, on another Hawaiian island, was that it was the fourth one shehad seen in three years.

In all of Waimea, there have been at least nine in five years, she says, shaking her head. That’s more than 10 times the national rate, according to analysis by local doctors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Politicians and judges can be paid off; it is a small price to pay for the huge profits corporations make from GMO crops.

And the people of Kauai have absolutely no choice in the matter; what they get are illnesses, and genetic deformations from cancer-causing glyphosate.

When you vote and nothing changes, you are not living in a representative democracy at all; this is what has happened both to Kauai and the US in general.

Aug 24 05:18

This Map Shows How Many More Students Are Living In Poverty Than 9 Years Ago

Students in America’s schools are much, much poorer than they were nine years ago.

In 2006, 31 percent of America’s students attended schools in “high-poverty” districts, meaning that 20 percent or more of the district's students lived below the federal poverty line. By 2013, however, this number jumped to over 49 percent, according to an analysis of U.S. Census estimates from the nonprofit EdBuild. This means that nearly half of the nation’s children between the ages of 5 and 17 attend schools in communities where a large chunk of families are struggling to get by.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama loves big numbers.

I am nearly certain that the consistent continuation of offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, which remains unabated in his administration, courtesy of the corporations which support him, overtly and covertly, must be a point of personal pride for him.

Aug 24 02:44

Is the Schengen Agreement nearing its end?

Most of the migrants crossing the Mediterranean arrive in Greece and Italy first. Their governments say they cannot cope with the numbers. Under Schengen, many migrants then head north, hoping for asylum elsewhere in the EU. The officials in Brussels say this is the worst refugee crisis since WWII.

Germany considers the possibility of introducing border controls to reduce the number of migrants coming to the country. Besides, Berlin is preparing amendments to the Schengen Agreement. The German Minister says he supports free movement but new solutions are needed because other states don’t adhere to the law and the principles enshrined in the Dublin System are not observed. The Dublin accords proclaim the principle that responsibility for processing claims lies with the country that played the biggest part in the applicant's entry to the EU. Often that is the first EU country that the migrant reached.

Aug 24 00:08

China’s stock market crashes another 8%

Aug 23 19:26

Dashcam video shows Tampa police officer slamming women to the ground for having a tinted license plate. TPD originally said video didn't exist and officer turned off his microphone before arrest.

It started over a tinted license plate cover. Now Tampa police officer Kevin Fitzpatrick is under investigation and the 34 year old woman he body slammed wants justice. Not only does the Tampa Police Department have to explain what happened on this dash-cam video, both police and prosecutors need to fess up about why they claimed this video didn’t exist.

Aug 23 19:24

The police officer who leaked the footage of the surfers paradise police brutality, where the victims blood was washed away by officers, has been criminally charged for bringing it to the publics view. Officers who did the bashing get nothing.

With incidents of police shootings and brutality on the rise, one might expect police officers who draw attention to instances of police misconduct to be praised for their honesty and integrity.

Aug 23 18:59

France train gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani 'dumbfounded' at terror allegations and claims he found AK-47 'by chance' in a park

Ayoub El-Khazzani, the man suspected of attempting a massacre on a French train, is "dumbfounded" that he is being accused of terrorism and claims he found the AK-47 assault rifle "by chance", according to his former lawyer.

Sophie David, a lawyer who was assigned to El-Khazzani when he was detained in Arras but is no longer representing him, said he denies firing a single shot.

Speaking to BFM-TV, David said: "He is dumbfounded that his act is being linked to terrorism," adding that El-Khazzani describes himself as a homeless man.

"He says that by chance he found a suitcase with a weapon, with a telephone, hidden away," she said.

Aug 23 17:46

How to Survive a Stock Market Crash

Last week, our stock market began to freefall. By Friday, August 21, the market was down more than 1300 points. Over the course of two days, it dropped further than any single-day crash in American history.

But it wasn’t just the US stock market that had a bad week. According to Zero Hedge, markets across the globe are going to heck on a greased slide...

...I’m no financial expert, but this seems like a collection of very, very bad signs. If on Monday, the market is still plummeting, it’s time to take action immediately. None of these steps will have long-term consequences if things level out, but they could make your life a whole lot easier if things get worse.

This is your early warning. Be on alert tomorrow to see if the market recovers or free-falls into a crash.

Aug 23 16:35

Libreoffice 5 review

How much should you pay for a full suite of office applications? The nightmare scenario for Microsoft is that the answer to this is “nothing”, and LibreOffice is one of the products making that nightmare more of a reality.

LibreOffice is a free, open-source office suite that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and presentation software. It’s derived from the old OpenOffice code base but is much improved over it and its successor products. And, as you’d expect from an open-source product, it’s available on a range of platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X, and (of course) anything you can get the source code to compile on yourself.

Aug 23 15:01

‘He wasn’t f*cking armed!': Woman screams at MD. cops after they kill her husband in Walmart parking lot

In the video, a discussion can be heard with one man commenting Hall had been maced by the cop, saying, “He maced him. They should have been away from the car, telling him to get out,” before adding, “This is gonna be big time here — worse than other ones.”

“Is he colored?” the man asks only to be told, “No, he’s white, I think,” before replying, “That don’t even matter, that don’t even matter.”

A third man then adds, “Cause it don’t matter, he was a human.”

Aug 23 14:01

Pentagon confirms blast at US military post in Japan

TOKYO — A blast ripped through a US military post near Tokyo early Monday, triggering a fire, the Pentagon confirmed, noting that no injuries had been reported.

Aug 23 13:31

Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money

Repaying debt with more debt!Major Brain malfunction.

Greece made a crucial 3.2 billion euro debt repayment on Thursday using newly released bailout funds, a government source said, as a senior minister argued for rapid elections following a rebellion in the ruling party.

Aug 23 11:36

White supremacist convicted in plot to kill Obama with 'death ray' device

A New York white supremacist was convicted by a federal jury on Friday of plotting to use a remote-controlled radiation device he called “Hiroshima on a light switch” to harm Muslims and President Barack Obama. After less than three hours of deliberation in US district court in Albany, New York, the jury unanimously found Glendon Scott Crawford guilty of all three charges against him.

Aug 23 11:03

Four Deputies Plead Guilty to Drug Charges

Four former Shelby County Corrections Deputies pled guilty on Thursday to attempting to smuggle and distribute OxyContin inside a correctional facility. An undercover investigation was initiated after inmates informed law enforcement officers of the deputies’ illicit activities. Posing as inmates and drug dealers, undercover agents from the Tarnished Badge Task Force conducted three drug deals with each deputy before arresting the corrupt cops.

Aug 23 10:54

N. Korean 'subs out for operations, artillery doubled,' talks with South resume

This is not good! North Korea has sortied almost their entire fleet of subs.Close to 70 subs are out to sea. This could go south fast!

"Seventy percent of North Korea's submarines left their bases, and their locations are not confirmed," a South Korean military official said, adding that Pyongyang has about 70 submarines in total.

Aug 23 10:45

Best Friends Forever? Terrorist Groups Benefiting From Clinton Support

While democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton vows to continue the US' longstanding "war on terrorism," it is Rodham Clinton who has undisputedly worked for the benefit of international terrorism, US analyst Caleb Maupin claims.

Aug 23 10:41

VIDEO: Multiple Explosions at US Military Facility Base In Japan Sagamihara, Warehouse Burning

Published on Aug 23, 2015

VIDEO FOOTAGE: Multiple Explosions at US Military Facility In Japan, Warehouse

Aug 23 10:37

More vid of US ammo dump exploding in Japan!

Photos and video footage have emerged showing apparent multiple munitions explosions at a US base in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo. There has been no official confirmation of the incident.

Aug 23 10:32

(AMATEUR VIDEO) HUGE explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan 23 08 2015 (RAW)

Published on Aug 23, 2015

Explosion at US Military Base in Kanagawa, Japan,,explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan ,??????????
Photos and video footage have emerged showing apparent multiple munitions explosions at a US base in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo. There has been no official confirmation of the incident.

Aug 23 10:30

Huge explosions at US army base in Japan as warehouse burns and emergency services rush to scene

There have been huge explosions at a US army base in Japan.

Helicopters have been spotted circling the area as emergency services rush to the scene in Sagamihara city, south of Tokyo.

There is a bare warehouse currently burning at the Sagamihara General Depot, according to Japanese broadcasters.

Aug 23 10:28

Photos and video footage have emerged showing apparent multiple munitions explosions at a US base in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo.

More than ten fire trucks were dispatched to the site of the fire, Sagami General Depot, which is a US facility used for the storage of fuel and munitions.

Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported that no general evacuation of nearby areas had been called.

Aug 23 10:24

BREAKING:Explosions Reported At US Military Base In Japan

According to Japanese broadcasting corporation NHK, series of explosions occured at an US military facility in the Japanese city of Sagamihara.

Aug 23 09:19

Mass graves: Two dozen suspected human trafficking victims found in Malaysia

Malaysian police investigating human trafficking camps at the border with Thailand have discovered mass graves containing 24 bodies. Earlier over a hundred graves were found in the area.

The remains were uncovered on Saturday in the Bukit Wang Burma area in the heavily forested region covering northern Malaysia and southern Thailand.

“Following on from the operation in which we found ... bodies of illegal immigrants, 24 more bodies have been found and dug up,” police said in a statement.

The bodies most likely belong to refugees from Myanmar, members of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority, Police Chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told the Malaysian Insider.

Aug 23 09:15

The Alex Jones Implosion – Dr. David Duke: Official Statement on The Duke-Jones Great Debate

I did and still hope that Alex will become part of this rising consensus that is growing exponentially.

I don’t want to go on the warpath with Alex Jones.

But, I am shocked that this great debate that he promoted on his show, has suddenly disappeared from his website and channel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is the reason why Alex Jones acts the way he does.

Put bluntly, Alex Jones sold out early to Israel and has been richly rewarded for that since then. He wanted money and he knew who he had to serve to get it.

I prefer to serve the people and the truth.


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Aug 23 09:07

Finally, women got the right of vote and registered for elections 1st time in the 100 year history of modern Saudi Arabia. They will also be able to participate in election as a candidate

According to the foreign news agency, in Saudi Arabia women will finally get a chance to cast the vote and contest elections, scheduled in December this year.

Aug 23 09:06

New Study Shows ‘Land Of The Free’ Is in Swift Decline, Many Countries Pass Up US in Freedom Rank

Everywhere, USA — In a comprehensive new study conducted by 3 world-renowned think tanks, the United States has fallen on the human freedom index from 17th to 20th place, out of 152 countries in which data was analyzed. While the conclusions of this study may not be shocking to anyone who has been paying attention. The implications of the US falling into a dystopian state are far reaching.

Aug 23 09:00

A Visit To The Memorial to the "Up To Six Million" Murdered Jews of Europe - Berlin, Germany

This "highly visible" holocaust memorial is appropriately sandwiched between the infamous Reichstag Building, The U.S. Embassy, and the Homosexual Memorial Museum. The placard in the video states, in part, "In August 1988, the journalist Lea Rosh and the historian Eberhard Jackel made a public proposal for establishing a "highly visible memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe" in Berlin. On 25 June 1999, after long and drawn out debates, the German Bundestag finally passed a resolution to build a "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" based on the design by the New York architect, Peter Eisenman. On 10 May 2005 the Holocaust Memorial - comprising 2,711 concrete stelar and a subterraneon Information Centre - was officially opened to the public. The exhibition provides information about the Holocaust and the "authentic sites of remembrance". Moreover, it honours the up to six million Jewish victims from throughout Europe."

https://youtu.be/0Y578_ba0qQ

Aug 23 08:39

Giving War a Chance Peace is almost always an alternative—but you won’t hear that from US politicians or news media

snip: Obama’s rhetorical tactic illuminates the new reality of American foreign policy discourse: For nearly all commentators, regardless of their position, war is the only alternative to that position.

Aug 23 08:34

Four-Star General ‘Ashamed To Be An American’ After Ten Cops Arrest Him

This really sucks!

An 84-year-old retired four-star general who was arrested by ten Georgia police officers has stated that the arrest was the worst thing that has ever happened to him, and that it made him ashamed to be an American.

William J. Livsey was arrested on Saturday evening by Fayetteville police after an alleged altercation with a food delivery driver stemming from his debit card being declined.

Aug 23 08:33

US puts forces in South Korea on enhanced status, war looms

The United States has put its forces in South Korea on a heightened state of alert – known as “enhanced status” – as war between Seoul and Pyongyang looms.

On Friday, North Korea warned its southern neighbor to halt the "provocations" and its propaganda broadcasts against Pyongyang by Saturday afternoon or pay the price.

Aug 23 08:31

Loss of Manufacturing Jobs Isn’t ‘Tectonic’–It’s a Policy Choice

snip: There is also a fundamental difference between the shift out of manufacturing jobs and the shift out of agricultural jobs to which Rattner refers. Workers left agricultural jobs for higher-paying, higher-productivity jobs in manufacturing. The jobs didn’t actually disappear; the workers did not want them.

This is the exact opposite of what we are seeing with manufacturing jobs. Workers are losing relatively good paying jobs in sectors like autos and steel, and are then forced to take low-pay, low-productivity jobs in the retail or restaurant sectors.

Aug 23 08:26

Sanders Vows to Smash Biggest US Banks at Campaign Rally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the biggest financial institutions in the United States at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, his campaign said in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Sanders is challenging Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic primary in South Carolina against future-President Barack Obama.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles
© AP Photo/ Ringo H.W. Chiu
Bernie Sanders Wants to Abolish Private Prisons with New Bill

“If a bank is too big to fail it is too big to exist,” Sanders told the crowd of 2,800 at the TD Convention Center, according to the release issued on Friday.

Aug 23 08:22

Man Takes Down Drone With T-Shirt, Ends Up in Jail

By Joe Wright

A bizarre story from Encinitas, California spotlights the increasing number of drones in public space ... and what some people are doing when confronted with them...

Aug 23 08:18

GOP Consultant Lays Out New Genius Plan to Take Down Trump: ‘How Brutus Killed Caesar,’ Get Close Then ‘Shiv Him in the Ribs’

by Matthew Boyle22 Aug 2015Washington, DC
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The geniuses in the Washington, D.C.- centered GOP establishment have a new plan to take down 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump: Infiltrate his inner circle posing as an ally, then use their fabricated support of him to secretly plot to take him down.

But now they all admit: They were wrong, Trump is real, and he has a serious shot at winning this thing.

Aug 23 08:06

Can Americans Still Take a Joke? Comedians Say 'No.'

"We've all seen it a million times: a comedian tells a joke, someone else gets offended, someone else blogs about it, and then 'boom!,' outrage spreads across the land," says filmmaker Ted Balaker who is currently finishing up his latest documentary, "Can We Take A Joke?." The film, which features comedians Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Lisa Lampanelli, Adam Carolla, Karith Foster, and Penn Jillette, examines the role of comedy in our culture of constant outrage.

"Comedians don't even have the freedom of conscience to just be neutral on something," Balaker told Reason TV's Nick Gillespie. "[They] have to affirm what the cool kids believe."

Aug 23 04:48

Earth’s inhabitants face possible extinction several times within next 26 years

In the blink of an eye portions of the Earth and its inhabitants could be reduced to ash if a massive inbound celestial object were to collide with the planet. In fact, within the next 25 years several asteroids, already identified by NASA, have a fair chance of striking. And to make matters worse one of the known asteroids headed our way just so happens to be nearly 1 mile wide. In scientific slang: it’s a continent killer, much like the one that is thought to have made the dinosaurs extinct some 65 million years ago.

Aug 23 03:46

US military to send 3000 troops to Peru

Aug 22 18:30

Jimmy Carter: 'I would like the last Guinea worm to die before I do'

Former President Jimmy Carter was joyful, candid and the farthest thing from maudlin disussing his melanoma diagnosis and plans for treatment.

Aug 22 18:30

http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2015/08/donald-trump-cited-as-inspiration-by.html

The Mexican government has confirmed that a homeless Boston man police say was beaten by two brothers, one of whom said he was inspired by Donald Trump's views on immigrants, was a citizen of Mexico.

Aug 22 15:53

The Age of Imperial Wars

WWIII - the curtain goes up

Aug 22 15:28

Biden meets with Warren in Washington

Vice President Joe Biden met privately with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday in his residence at the Naval Observatory, CNN has learned, another sign he is seriously deciding whether to jump into the Democratic presidential race.

The meeting between Biden and Warren, confirmed by two people familiar with the session, is the biggest indication yet that Biden is feeling out influential Democrats before announcing his intentions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A Biden/Warren ticket as a replacement for Hitlery? :)

Aug 22 15:12

Palestine: a global rethink

Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state.

Aug 22 13:46

Autopsy reveals St. Louis cops shot teen in the back

Preliminary autopsy results show that a St. Louis teenager killed by police on Wednesday was shot in the back.

Aug 22 13:07

French actor said that the workers of the train escaped immediately after the shooting

he famous French actor Jean-South Anglada, who was one of the passengers on the train from Amsterdam to Paris, said that after the shooting began, the train staff ran along the corridor and locked in their cabin, refusing to answer to the passengers.
Anglada was in the last wagon with a friend and two children. He broke the glass and pressed the emergency assistance button, which seriously injured one of his fingers.
The actor said that the passengers "thought they were going to die" after they heard the first shot. He also heard the screams of the passengers in English: "He shoots, he shoots. He has a Kalashnikov".

Aug 22 13:02

"The Schengen agreement is in danger" Germany announced a possible exit from the Schengen Union

Germany's interior Minister announced a possible cessation of existence of the Schengen area and did not rule out that the German government will introduce passport controls at their borders. This statement was made on the background of a difficult situation with illegal migration even in those countries of Europe that are not part of the EU. Experts state that the system of the Schengen agreement is in crisis.
Today not all EU members adhere to the basic principles of a visa-free crossing of borders of the States included in the zone of action of the Schengen agreement. "If not all obey the law, then the Schengen agreement in danger, we need to adopt a pan-European solution to the contract to maintain," said the head of the German interior Ministry.

Aug 22 12:58

Phoney Opposition: The Truth About the BRICS

snip: But when it comes to the machinations of global geopolitics, this is completely the wrong lens through which to understand what is happening. Much more to the point would be the metaphor of rival gangs competing for territory. It is not the case that the Bloods are the “good guys” and the Crips the “bad guys” or vice versa; they are both criminal networks that use brutality and violence to enforce their control over given areas and to terrorize others.

Similarly, if we understand that rivalries between various international organizations (to the extent that they exist at all) are really only battles between gangsters for control over the global turf, we can more clearly understand that it is not a question of choosing sides in the struggle, but opposing the very ideologies of centralized, hierarchical control that make these institutions possible.

Aug 22 12:08

Media: the identity of the attacker who opened fire at the Express Thalys, confirmed

26-year-old citizen of Morocco Ayub al-Kassani, said police sources French TV station BFM.
"Proof of identity made by taken his fingerprints," said commentator of TV channel on combating crime.
As previously reported by the media, until 2014 al-Kassani lived in Spain, where the country's secret service noticed his connection with the circles of radical Islamists. He then moved to France, where, judging by the number of data, made the trip to Syria. He was entered in the electronic database of persons representing a threat to the security of France. Then al-Kassani moved to Belgium. In Brussels he sat down on Friday to Express Thalys.
He opened fire, wounding one man, but was quickly neutralized by the passengers, among whom were two American servicemen. One of them received a stab wound in the arm and neck.

Aug 22 12:03

Have-a-go heroes foil Moroccan train massacre

A Moroccan terrorist who boarded an express train, the Thalys service from Amsterdam Netherlands to Paris France, on Friday was wrestled to the ground, de-armed and tied up by three passengers who understood that the option was to have a go, or die.
The Moroccan, 26 years of age, known to the authorities, was carrying an AK-47 assault gun, a handgun, a knife with a bag full of ammunition clips. He was detained by American citizens Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos, and a British man living in France, Chris Norman, helped to tie him up. Chris Norman, Spencer Stone and two other unnamed persons were injured in the attack, the latter three still hospitalized. The train stopped in Arras after a passenger pulled the alarm and the Moroccan terrorist was arrested.

Aug 22 11:27

Syrian air defenses opened the barrage at Israeli aircraft over El Kuneitra

Anti-aircraft air defense artillery of the Syrian army opened a barrage on Israeli fighter today. This was reported by the information portal Surya al-ain.
the plane appeared in the sky over the town of Quneitra (40 km from Damascus). Fire ground facilities forced the pilot to leave Syrian airspace.
As previously reported, on Friday, the Israeli drone attacked a vehicle travelling on a highway near the town of Quneitra. The incident occurred near the village of El-koom 15 km from the ceasefire line in the Golan heights. There were five people in the car and they were killed.

Aug 22 11:20

Flashback: U.S. Bishops condemned U.S. Government, G.W. Bush & Vaccine Makers for "use of tissue from induced abortions for vaccine development & research"

Yes, Planned Parenthood IS Awful, But Why Isn't Everyone Up In Arms About Dead Babies in Vaccines? A few years ago the U.S. Conference of Catholic admonished the U.S. Government, G.W. Bush & Vaccine Makers for "use of tissue from induced abortions for vaccine development & research." The official statement remains on their website to this day.

The whole country, in particular the right wing, is currently obsessed with the scandal of Planned Parenthood brazenly selling aborted baby parts. And while that is indeed an evil and horrific scandal, it has been going on for years, and there's many equally evil things that the U.S. government and vaccine manufacturers are doing.

Aug 22 11:16

Seven people were killed in a plane crash during an Airshow in southern England

Seven people were killed in the crash at Airshow Shorham (Shoreham Airshow) fighter-bomber Hawker Hunter, which fell on a group of cars travelling on a highway in the English County of West Sussex. This information disseminated initially by the British media, was confirmed by the ambulance Service South East coast of England.
"Service confirmed the death of 7 people as a result of today's crash at Airshow Shorham. Share the bitterness of loss suffered by relatives of the deceased", - said in a statement.
According to broadcasting Corporation BBC, another man injured during this incident, he received life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition.
Fighter performing aerobatic maneuvers, but had not completed a somersault and crashed into a string of vehicles moving along the highway A27. This Speedway is located North of the airfield Association Royal air force in Shorham-by-the-sea, which hosted the air show.

Aug 22 11:06

Nine people were injured in the explosion at the chemical plant in East China

6 more were evacuated. According to local authorities, firefighters managed to localize the fire.
The explosion occurred at 20:40 (15:40 GMT) in the county Huantai. The blast had shattered windows of nearby residential buildings. On the scene are twelve fire brigades, fire suppression is a special foam.

Aug 22 10:20

This Economic Collapse Will Push The US Into A 3rd World Country: Bill Holter

after the great reset, how much demand will there be for your skills? How are your negotiating/trading skills?

Aug 22 09:44

Fineman: Rand Paul Flames Out, Admits ‘I Have 1 in 10 Chance to Be President’

Senator Rand Paul's campaign is teetering on the edge, with the once-trendy presidential candidate telling fellow Kentucky Republicans that his chances of winning the 2016 GOP nomination are no better than “1 in 10.”

“Actually, his chances are probably more like 1 in 50,” said University of Kentucky professor Al Cross, the dean of the state’s political observers. “He’s kind of disappeared on us.”

Aug 22 09:33

Leaked audio: Israeli leaders drew up plans to attack Iranian military

The recording with former Defense Minister Ehud Barak was leaked to Israel's Channel 2. It detailed three strikes Barak had allegedly planned with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Note: Israel has plans to attack everybody it makes more and more enemies everyday that need to be attacked!

Aug 22 09:32

Obama condemns: Killing and harvesting body parts of humans is ‘craziness’

The timing is unbelievably uncanny.

During an appearance Monday at the Young African Leaders Initiative Presidential Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Obama was asked by an attendee about the practice of killing human beings in Africa with albinism and harvesting their body parts for "ritual purposes."

The devastating irony of the president's answer, coming at a time when the United States' attention is focused on the macabre reality of what is happening in Planned Parenthood's clinics, is impossible to miss.

The question was asked just one day before the release of the fifth - and most gruesome yet - video in a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Aug 22 09:31

Nebraska Teachers Sign Pledge Promising To Propagandize Students

Hastings School District in Nebraska recently caught the attention of the ACLU by forcing teachers to sign a pledge promising to propagandize children with nationalistic propaganda.
The pledge demanded that teachers mold students to have “love and devotion” for the U.S. government, giving a glimpse into the true motive of government education.

The issue was quickly noticed by the ACLU, which deemed the policy unconstitutional and demanded the school district stop forcing the teachers to make such a promise.
“You need to know that the statute is a dead letter law which has been clearly overruled by the highest court in the land. Attempting to enforce the state statute is unconstitutional and will expose the school district to liability to a civil rights lawsuit,” the ACLU said in a statement last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; in the state of Nebraska, does molding kids to have "...love and devotion for the US government..." mean never have any disagreements with the policy of that government, even when those policies are pig-headedly, ham-fistedly not in the best interests of the American people?!?

Is that "love and devotion" supposed to be complete and unquestioning, even when the wars in which our American kids fight, die, or come home maimed for life, are ultimately for private profit, as we well know they are?!?

It would appear here that the state of Nebraska is trying to inculcate blind obedience to the State, to the complete disfavor of logical, critical thinking.

Were I a parent in Nebraska, understanding this, I would be hauling my kid out of the public school there so fast that the principal's head would be spinning around faster than did Linda Blair's in "The Exorcist".

Aug 22 09:31

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to presidential hopeful's private account

David Miliband was dragged into the Hillary Clinton email scandal today, after it emerged that confidential information which he had provided ended up in her unsecured private account.

Mrs Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, has come under fire over revelations she had a secret email account as Secretary of State.

She has repeatedly insisted that she did not send or receive any classified information on her private account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that the office of Secretary of State involves large amounts of classified data, if Hillary insists she did not use her private server to handle that classified data and never used a US Government server ... then what server WAS she using for classified information?!?

That only one of the huge holes in Hillary's lies!

Aug 22 09:22

Price for TSA's failed body scanners: $160 million

It’s now becoming clear exactly how many tens of millions of dollars the TSA spent on body scanners that have missed airport security threats, outraged passengers and brought the agency under congressional scrutiny.

The $160 million bill includes $120 million for the body scanners now in place in hundreds of airports nationwide, according to newly disclosed figures obtained by POLITICO. The rest of the money went to the agency’s “naked” X-ray scanners, which it pulled from airports two years ago amid worries about health risks and the devices’ detailed images of travelers’ bodies.

Aug 22 09:20

The West Spreads Intellectual Idiocy

And more than that most of the people actually think that they are free, that they are in control. They believe that they can choose, that they can decide. They are confident that theirs is the greatest civilization ever built on Earth!

Aug 22 09:19

Oregon soldier calls from France to say 'he and his friend took down a terrorist,' dad says

Emanuel Skarlatos had been working in his yard in Roseburg on Friday afternoon when he got a call from his 22-year-old son in Europe asking if he had received any texts recently.

The father realized he had missed one, from another of his children, and it had been sitting unread for about an hour. It took a few minutes for what his son said next to sink in.

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