CURRENT EVENTS

Jul 17 07:11

Here’s why your Comcast rep is yelling at you

In other words, the incentive structure is really about punishment. Reps start out the month with a full commission, but every canceled product deducts from that amount. Once reps fall below a certain threshold, they get no commission at all. That means a rep could get all the way to the second-to-last day of the pay period only to have a customer cancel four products. Suddenly the rep is below her goal, losing $800 to $1,000 off her paycheck.

Jul 17 07:01

The New York Times Blames The Victims In Their Coverage of An Israeli Strike On A Gaza Beach That Killed 4 Kids

A photo of the father whose four children were killed by the Israeli army in a vicious strike on a beach in Gaza. The New York Times says the kids’ deaths was their own fault because they defied their parents’ orders and went out to the beach to play.

Jul 17 06:50

Israel intentionally kills civilians

Jon Snow on Channel 4 News challenges an Israeli government official in a way you will never witness on American television: Israeli air attacks in Gaza investigated by Human Rights Watch have been targeting apparent civilian structures and killing civilians in violation of the laws of war. Israel should end unlawful attacks that do not target military objectives and may be intended as collective punishment or broadly to destroy civilian property. Deliberate or reckless attacks violating the laws of war are war crimes, Human Rights Watch said.

Jul 17 06:45

World May Be More Dangerous Now Than During Cold War

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer said Obama’s comment that “We live in a complex world” “may the understatement of the year”, and claimed the world may be more dangerous now than at the height of the Cold War.

Jul 17 06:36

DETROIT POLICE CHIEF: Armed homeowners cut crime

“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” said Craig, who has repeatedly said he believes armed citizens deter crime. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed.

Jul 17 06:07

Authoritarian Library Demands Censorship After Publication of Anti-Clinton Files

Proving once again that libraries are vestiges of Soviet thinking, an administrator at the University of Arkansas is insisting that a news outlet stop publishing files from university archives that paint Hillary Clinton in a bad light.

Earlier this week, the Washington Free Beacon published some Clinton audio files that it obtained from a University of Arkansas library collection. The files were located in a public library and freely handed over to the Free Beacon. They include a recording of Clinton joking about an accused rapist she once represented as a public defender and would seem to reflect poorly on the likely Democratic presidential candidate.

Jul 17 05:56

Detroit homeowners stuck with squatter's water bill

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Imagine footing the water bill for the people who squatted in the home before you moved in. It is the reality of a Detroit couple stuck now with that outrageous utility bill.

Frustrated with the situation, they turned to 7 Action News for help.

The couple bought the house not knowing the squatters were inside.

They had been evicted and thought their troubles were over. Then they learned the squatters had been stealing water for years and they got stuck with the bill.

Ken and Lorie’s ordeal with the Detroit Water and Sewage Department started last fall.

They purchased their home in a Wayne County auction.

Jul 17 05:40

Chaos Computer Club bolsters NSA spying complaint with Tor snooping evidence

The German Chaos Computer Club said Wednesday that it has added to its legal complaint about U.S. spying on German citizens evidence that the NSA allegedly snooped on at least one of its Tor servers.

The CCC filed a complaint with Germany’s federal prosecutor, Harald Range, in February, demanding an investigation into the German government’s alleged involvement in the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of German citizens.

However, while Range started an investigation into the alleged tapping of Merkel’s phone by the NSA in June, he said there wasn’t enough evidence to start a similar investigation into the widely reported mass surveillance of German citizens.

The CCC hopes that new publications exposing data collection explicitly targeting servers that are used to connect to The Onion Router (Tor) network, a network that encrypts data traffic through random servers in order to obscure users’ identities, will change Range’s mind.

Jul 17 05:08

UC regents appoint pro-Israel student despite protests

A student with strong ties to Israel was appointed to the governing council of the University of California Wednesday amid protests.

Abrahem "Avi" Oved, a 21-year-old economics major at UCLA who will replace Sadia Saifuddin, a UC Berkeley student who is the board's first Muslim student member as student regent, said he would work with all students and represent them on the board.

"I want to work with students on the ground, and that should be the focus of this position - empowering students and giving them the resources they need to be heard," said Oved, whose parents are from Israel.

Oved drew controversy in the 10-campus UC system when a student newspaper published emails that appeared to connect him to a pro-Israel activist whose Twitter posts have included pictures he said were of "Muslim thugs" at a Los Angeles demonstration.

"The concern at this point is whether there is trust between Avi and students," said Kareem Aref, President of the UC Student Association.

Jul 17 04:48

FBI questions meningitis victims

Agents with the FBI are knocking on the doors of Tennesseans sickened or widowed by fungal meningitis as the agency conducts a criminal probe into the outbreak that sickened 751 people nationwide with 64 deaths.

The outbreak was traced to contaminated steroid medicine made by Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center that was used in spinal injections as pain treatment. Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz is leading the investigation.

Joan Peay of Nashville, who survived one round of fungal meningitis in 2012 only to relapse with a more severe case a year later, said she met Tuesday with an FBI agent from Massachusetts.

"They are creating a criminal case against New England Compounding Center," Peay said. "They are just at the point now where they are interviewing patients."

Questions from the agent concerned how she contracted the illness and how it affected her, she said. Other victims in Middle Tennessee also have been contacted by the FBI.

Jul 17 04:37

Russia: US sanctions revenge for Ukrainian failure, Moscow may retaliate

Russia considers the latest package of sanctions against it issued by the US as revenge for the failure of Washington’s schemes in Ukraine and blackmail. Moscow reserves the right to retaliate.

“As for sanctions, they usually have a boomerang effect, and without a doubt will force US-Russian relations into a corner,” he explained. “This is a serious blow to our relationship. And it undermines the long term security interests of the US nation and its people.”

Jul 17 04:35

GOP rep calls Petraeus probe 'perplexing and suspicious'

The ongoing investigation of former CIA director David Petraeus is “perplexing and suspicious,” according to a leading Republican on the House Government Oversight Committee.

After sending a letter and questioning Attorney General Eric Holder twice and former FBI Director Robert Mueller once about the probe, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Holder in a new letter this week, "I find the timeline...to be increasingly perplexing and suspicious. I urge the Department to move forward with this investigation in an expeditious and prudent manner."

Chaffetz also told Gretchen Carlson on Fox News’ “The Real Story” Wednesday that the open investigation may have a chilling effect on the probe by the new Benghazi Select Committee.

Jul 16 23:06

U.S. incarceration rate second only to guess who? (With Infographic)

When it comes to living in the land of the free, how free are we really? How does America’s incarceration rate reflect on our liberty? -- The U.S. ranks number one in the world for the largest prison population. 25% of the world’s prisoners live right here in our great land of liberty. That’s staggering! In America, even as crime decreases, prison populations continue to increase. Look around at all of your friends and neighbors…how many would you consider to be “bad people” deserving of prison time?

Jul 16 21:54

Sanctions push Russian-US relations to dead-end — Putin

Sanctions against Russia have the effect of a boomerang and push Russian-American relations to a dead-end, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists.

Jul 16 21:53

The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told

On July 7, 2014 Israel began a massive assault on the Gaza strip of Palestine. In the first week alone Israel dropped over 400 tons of bombs, killing over 130 Palestinians. Most were civilians, about half of them were women and children. By the time you are watching the the number will be higher.

Jul 16 21:51

EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas—An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released.

The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that the man was part of the Obama Administration’s catch and release policy for family groups from Central America.

Jul 16 21:20

Federal Reserve Policy Explained

Expert economists explain for the layman how money is managed in the modern world.

Jul 16 20:21

Rep. Massie on censored 9/11 documents: “It challenges you to re-think everything”

In March Benswann.com reported that Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), , along with families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001, urged the president to declassify 28 pages from the 9/11 congressional investigation report, providing more information to the general public.

On Friday Rep. Massie commented on his Facebook page:

“Before we involve ourselves in #Iraq, Congressmen and their constituents need to know more about the events leading up to 9/11. Understanding what enabled this tragedy to occur is fundamental to drafting a strategy for the Middle East.

http://benswann.com/rep-massie-on-shocking-911-documents-it-challenges...

Jul 16 18:52

636,000 Vets Wait a Month or More for Doc Appointments

Some 636,000 veterans across the country have medical appointments that are least a month from when they wanted to be seen, and 8,000 have been waiting four months to see a doctor, the chairman of a Senate committee announced Wednesday.

Jul 16 18:38

Texas Jury Refuses To Indict Man Who Shot and Killed Officer During ‘No Knock’ Raid

In a remarkable ruling, a Texas grand jury has refused to indict Goedrich Magee, 20, who shot and killed a law enforcement officer, Burleson County Sgt. Adam Sowders, 31, during a no knock entrance into his home. Magee said that he thought he was being robbed and acted to protect his pregnant girlfriend and children. The grand jury “no billed” the case in February.

Jul 16 18:30

Journalists will face jail over spy leaks under new security laws in Australia

Australian journalists could face prosecution and jail for reporting Snowden-style revelations about certain spy operations, in an “outrageous” expansion of the government’s national security powers, leading criminal lawyers have warned.

Jul 16 18:29

North Carolina police accused of making up phony 911 calls to search homes

Several police officers in Durham, N.C., reportedly got into homes and searched them by telling residents police had received 911 hang-up calls from their addresses, according to news reports.

Jul 16 18:25

What I Don’t Like About Life in the American Police State

I plan to keep fighting, writing, speaking up, speaking out, shouting if necessary, filing lawsuits, challenging the status quo, writing letters to the editor, holding my representatives accountable, thinking nationally but acting locally, and generally raising a ruckus anytime the government attempts to undermine the Constitution and ride roughshod over the rights of the citizenry.

Jul 16 17:46

‘'THE ISRAELI MILITARY DOES NOT TARGET CIVILIANS'’ – Must See Video

Reporter Jon Snow slams Israeli spokesman Mark Regev

As four boys die in a shell attack in Gaza, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev says : "The story with these four boys is a tragedy - let's be clear the Israeli military does not target civilians."/strong>

Jul 16 17:32

FBI: 3 cartel members accused of kidnapping SC man

Three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped a South Carolina man and held him for ransom

Jul 16 17:26

Child migrant crisis: Protesters in Oracle, Ariz., face off over expected bus

Tuesday.The prospect of a busload of migrant children rolling into this small Arizona town Tuesday brought out dozens of protesters, ready to block the vehicle from reaching a temporary shelter.

Jul 16 17:26

Australian bill sees whistleblowing on intel ops punishable by up to 10 years in jail

a person could be put on trial for disclosing information on a “special intelligence operation” he never knew about

Jul 16 17:25

Assange arrest warrant upheld by Swedish court

Jul 16 15:10

Company sets limit on length of bathroom breaks

Spend more than 6 minutes a day in the bathroom at Chicago’s WaterSaver Faucet company and you’ll face disciplinary measures. -- That’s what a union contends the manufacturer is pulling: timing bathroom breaks and warning employees when they can’t beat the clock.

Jul 16 15:02

Armed Homeland Security Agents in ‘Community Outreach’ to “Let People Know They’re in the Area”

The visible presence of armed federal agents for no other reason than to represent a show of force will only deepen concerns that the Department of Homeland Security is becoming America’s domestic standing army, a notion posited by the Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead in a widely circulated article last month.

Jul 16 14:57

Exit Agent Hague…still making excuses for Israel

Hague messed with our universal jurisdiction laws to provide a safe haven for Israel’s war crimes suspects, notably Tzipi Livni who was largely responsible for the terror that brought death and destruction to Gaza’s civilians in the vicious blitzkrieg known as Operation Cast Lead, in which 1,400 Gazans were slaughtered including 320 children and 109 women, and thousands more horribly maimed. Livni was unrepentant.

Jul 16 14:57

The Potential Killers All Around Us

in so many cases where some unarmed person is shot by police, the result is death

Jul 16 14:52

Illegals to be sheltered in L.A. while homeless remain on street

Homeless activists in Los Angeles are angry about Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Obama administration moving to provide shelter for thousands of illegal immigrants while American homeless remain on the street without assistance.

Jul 16 14:37

Guy who dressed up as Fedex employee and killed sister-in-laws family was withdrawing from psychiatric medication

Haskell's public defender says he is a troubled individual who was off his medication.

"The focus of my defense with Mr. Haskell is his mental condition.

Jul 16 14:21

The Black N.R.A.?

Jul 16 14:06

Theme park workers arrested on sex charges

35 staffers from Walt Disney World, along with five from Universal Studios Orlando and two more from SeaWorld Orlando have been arrested in child sex stings or for child porn charges since 2006.

Jul 16 13:24

US jails Israelis in $8m lotto fraud against elderly

"US prosecutors say the duo were ring leaders of a 12-person scam based in Israel, which tricked Americans into signing away more than $8 million.."

Jul 16 12:49

Why the Israelis are repetitively violent

Lawrence Davidson examines the reasons for the persistently violent behaviour of Israelis, arguing that this pathological disposition to violence will have grave consequences for Jews unless they take a stand against Israel.

Jul 16 12:23

Lawsuit: DEA gave recovering crack addict crack-cocaine for undercover work

A LAWSUIT FILED IN NEW MEXICO THIS WEEK ACCUSES THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF PAYING A DRUG ADDICT CRACK COCAINE FOR UNDERCOVER WORK

Jul 16 12:20

NATO intercepts more Russian aircraft near Baltic borders

NATO says it has intercepted Russian planes flying near Baltic borders up to 50 times in recent weeks.

Jul 16 12:16

If Iraq Were in Central America

Just as in discussions of bombing nations for women's rights it's hard to bring up the subject of the right not to be bombed, in discussions of shipping so-called illegal children away from the border where you've been terrorizing them in reenactments of Freedom Ride buses it's hard to bring up the subject of not having your government overthrown and your nation turned into a living hell.

Jul 16 12:13

Donetsk residents flee Kiev military operations

Residents in Ukraine’s volatile Donetsk region continue to flee for their lives as Kiev carries on with its military operations against pro-Russia forces.

Jul 16 11:59

Russia's Novoshakhtinsk border-crossing point evacuated due to shooting in Ukraine

Customs officers of Russia’s Novoshakhtinsk multi-way border-crossing point to Ukraine in the southern Rostov Region were on Wednesday evening evacuated from their workplaces due to shooting on adjacent Ukrainian territory, Southern Customs Department spokesman Rayan Farukshin said.

Jul 16 11:57

Gaza: Hamas Rejects Tony Blair's Cease-fire Scam

The war Netanyahoo launched on the people of Gaza has so far killed over 192, 80% of them civilians, wounded 1,400 people, completely destroyed 990 houses, damaged another 1,700 houses, and created billions of damage to the infrastructure in Gaza, including the already fragile water distribution system. For what?

Jul 16 11:55

Once Again, Israel Is Defeated

As the Israeli Cabinet announced earlier today that it accepted the Egyptian cease-fire offer, Palestinian freedom fighters in Gaza continued firing rockets targeting the whole of Israel.

Jul 16 11:55

Jewish activists light children’s dolls on fire at Yad Vashem to protest Gaza attack

Saturday, 12th July, a group called Jews Against Genocide (JAG) held a memorial service for Palestinian children killed by Israel in its current attack on Gaza. JAG set aflame to a pile of dolls covered in red paint at Yad Vashem, Israel’s holocaust memorial museum. Jews Against Genocide (JAG) is a movement of Jews from all over the world, including Israelis, who are protesting against Israel’s intent to commit genocide against the non-Jewish indigenous people of Palestine.

Jul 16 11:52

15 Ukrainian border guards taken to Russian hospitals

Fifteen Ukrainian border guards have been taken to hospitals of the Russian city of Gukovo in the southern Rostov region, the spokesman of the regional branch of the Russian Border Guard Service told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

Jul 16 11:50

The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews

Enemies of Putin in Russia, Ukraine, Europe and US do support Israel and are hostile to Palestine, to Syria of Bashar, to Venezuela of Chavez. And the most dangerous lot are those who support Israel and Russia, as they are surely plotting some mischief.

Jul 16 11:01

Homeless upset over mayor working to providing housing to illegal aliens

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has convened with nonprofit groups to shelter undocumented immigrant children in L.A. while they await court hearings on whether they can remain in the United States.

Jul 16 11:00

68% of Americans think elections are rigged

A new Rasmussen poll finds that 68 percent of Americans think elections are rigged in favor of incumbents. And they're basically right.
The term "rigged" might go a tad far. The problem here isn't fraud. In elections, like in so much else, the scandal is what's legal.

Jul 16 10:03

Why the Israelis Are Repetitively Violent - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The consequences of the Israeli state of mind are, of course, catastrophic – first and foremost for the Palestinians, who suffer death and destruction for their justified resistance to oppression. The Zionists see them as latter-day Nazis but in truth they resemble the resisters in the Warsaw ghetto. And, if that rings true, then who do the Israelis now resemble?

Jul 16 10:01

State police now fingerprinting every Texan

The Texas Department of Public Safety has quietly embarked on a project to take the fingerprints of every Texan old enough to drive over the next 12 years, and add them to a statewide criminal history database.

Jul 16 09:07

Armed mob carrying ‘Second American Revolution’ flags protests MI immigrant plan

More than 50 people carrying firearms and anti-government flags protested a proposal to temporarily house Central American children and teenagers in Vassar, Michigan.

The group, organized by anti-immigration activist Tamyra Murray, carried AR-15 rifles, handguns, Gadsden “Don’t Tread On Me” flags, and a “Second American Revolution” flag – which combines the Betsy Ross design with the Roman numeral II within a circle of 13 stars.

They marched from Vassar City Hall to Wolverine Human Services’ Pioneer Work and Learn Center, where 12- to 17-year-old boys from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala could be housed until their immigration cases could be heard, reported The Saginaw News.

“We’re not against kids,” Murray said. “We have sympathy for the kids being used and exploited by the feds.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tamyra Murray's fears are grounded in documented fact.

But my question is, why is this dramatic flood of America's happening now?!? What is the agenda here?!? Is it to force immigration reform, or is something else happening here? The amounts of money to feed, clothe, house, and educate these illegal immigrant kids will be staggering, and the Federal government is already broke, both morally and fiscally.

IS the Obama administration attempting to create rebellion here in the US, which would give the president the excuse for suspending the Constitution and Bill of Rights before the Congressional elections this year, and suspend them also?!?

I don't yet know the answer to these questions; all I can tell you is, something wicked this way comes.

Jul 16 08:49

A U.S. military nurse has refused to conduct forced feedings of inmates at Guantanamo Bay

Attorneys for a Guantanamo Bay detainee on a hunger strike say a U.S. military nurse has refused to conduct forced feedings of inmates.
Abu Wa'el Dhiab has been at the U.S. Navy base on Cuba since August 2002, attorney Cori Crider told CNN.

Jul 16 08:49

Texas judge busted for drunk driving pleads for special treatment: 'You are going to ruin my life'

A Texas appeals court judge appealed for some special treatment when she was busted for drunk driving over the weekend.

Justice Nora Longoria was going 69 mph in her Lexus in a 55-mph zone when she was stopped by cops in McAllen just after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to court records obtained by the Valley Morning Star.

Jul 16 08:48

Pope Francis Calls on U.S. to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

The Roman Catholic Church is complicit in this invasion.They are Obama's accomplices in the destruction of America. Time to start prosecuting these child molesting bastards IMHO!

In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide.

Jul 16 08:10

State police now fingerprinting every Texan

The Texas Department of Public Safety has quietly embarked on a project to take the fingerprints of every Texan old enough to drive over the next 12 years, and add them to a statewide criminal history database.

Not only has the department made that momentous decision on its own, it doesn’t even have clear legal authority to do so.

The credit for breaking the news on those two items goes to consumer affairs columnist Dave Lieber of the Dallas Morning News, whose long-running “Watchdog” column often shows up in my Google Alerts, for obvious reasons.

As an old-school columnist, Lieber tends to keep his opinions subdued, and he doesn’t generally call people dishonest. But I have no problem with doing that, so I’d like to point out that the DPS spokesman he quotes at length is less than straightforward about his department’s legal authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Code Napoleon Law writ large, which assumes every person is guilty until proven innocent; this is the absolute antithesis of American law, which presumes that every person is innocent until proven guilty.

And to put this info into a criminal data base?!?!? Heck, I don't even have an overdue library book!!

Jul 16 07:39

CDC Misplaced Anthrax, Moved Dangerous Materials in Ziploc Bags

(//nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/government-labs-exposed-people-to-anthrax-flu.html) to H5N1 bird flu and anthrax, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had some trouble identifying their own safety violations. After CDC employees failed to note that the anthrax they shipped to other labs last month was live, the agency conducted an internal investigation and asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to conduct a parallel probe. Congress revealed Monday that APHIS found a long list of violations (//www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/second-probe-finds-more-safety-lapses-at-cdc-anthrax-labs/2014/07/14/b792d4fe-0b91-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html) that the CDC didn't catch, including transferring dangerous materials in Ziploc bags, storing anthrax in unlocked refrigerators in an unrestricted hallway, and misplacing anthrax containers. (Thankfully, APHIS investigators found them).

Jul 16 07:12

Is FEMA Preparing For Martial Law Over The "Mass Exodus" Of Illegal Aliens?

Obama wants to setup a national emergency announcement system that can broadcast to the entire country when there is a terrorist attack. Be prepared for a false flag.

Jul 16 06:26

Rogers Businessman Sues FBI After Fake Sheik’s $2.5 Million Investment

ROGERS (KFSM) – A Rogers cancer center administrator sentenced to prison is suing the FBI, saying agents entrapped him by using a fake middle-eastern “sheik” in a $2.5 million investment.

James W. Bolt, 61, was sentenced last month to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a criminal scheme involving wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. He was also ordered to pay more than $2.5 million in restitution.

But before the suspect’s Situs Cancer Research clinic in Rogers was raided by federal investigators in the summer of 2013, he was one of four defendants in a separate federal fraud case involving the sale of his company through a stockbroker who turned out to be an FBI agent.

Jul 16 05:46

Hanover restaurant owner allowed security cameras in bathroom

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -
The owner of Mechanicsville's Calabash Seafood Restaurant and Midway Lounge is off the hook, after being charged for installing surveillance cameras in the men's bathroom.

A judge found the owner, Dennis Smith, not guilty of unlawful videotaping. Smith has long maintained that he installed the cameras to stop repeated vandalism in the restroom. Smith also says that the cameras, positioned right above the stall, were aimed at the door, not at anyone using the toilet or urinal.

Regardless, Smith was arrested after he installed the cameras last summer. There was even an episode of a customer ripping out the camera, after its presence infuriated him.

"The cameras that were in these bathrooms were for security reasons only, and nothing inappropriate was taped by them," said Smith.

The criminal charges surfaced after security footage revealed a band member changing in his boxers, near the bathroom door.

Jul 16 05:37

Former GOP candidate gets 194 years for child molestation

A serial child molester was sentenced in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday to 194 years to life in prison for sexually abusing four boys in Brentwood in the 1990s.

Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge John Kennedy sentenced 53-year-old Gordon Blake of Brentwood, who was convicted on 32 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with children in connection with the molestation, according to Deputy District Attorney Ryan Wagner.

Blake, a local political activist and business owner who ran twice in the early 2000s and was defeated for the Republican nomination to the California assembly, has denied the charges against him.

Jul 16 05:35

SEE IT: Good Samaritans stop, pummel carjacker in San Diego parking lot (VIDEO)

A 21-year-old man was collared after he tried to carjack a woman driving her young daughter in a California parking lot and a pack of good Samaritans yanked him out of the driver’s seat, police said.

Ismael Hernandez boosted the red minivan in the San Diego lot and tried to speed away with the woman and her child sitting inside when he suddenly slammed into a pole about 4 p.m. on Sunday, KGTV reported.

But once several bystanders saw the woman and the little girl were in danger, they quickly started to attack the bandit.

“I see this guy in the backseat choking out the driver and there were a couple of other people in the window grabbing the keys from him,” Aaron Leaf, who ran over and started recording the chaotic scene, told the news station.

Jul 16 05:10

House will slash IRS budget over Lois Lerner targeting scandal

Monday night, the House approved three amendments to slash more than $1 billion in funding to the IRS, cheered by Republicans as retribution for the scandal in which the agency allegedly targeted conservative political groups.
The House is considering the Financial Services Appropriations bill for 2015, which includes funding for the beleaguered agency. Funding for the IRS actually increased for fiscal year 2014, to $11.3 billion from the sequestration-reduced $11.2 billion in 2013.

If Monday's three amendments are passed into law, this year's $10.95 billion appropriation would fall to $9.8 billion, with the savings going to deficit reduction.

"The IRS has been targeting American taxpayers based on their political beliefs for the past four or five years," said Rep. Bill Huizenga, whose amendment to chop a whopping $788 million from the IRS's budget was approved by voice vote.

Jul 16 04:43

‘Ceasefire’ to refuel Israel criminality

The reality is that the Israeli regime has just given itself carte blanche to step up its genocide against the Palestinians – just as it was threatening to do so. The so-called ceasefire was nothing but a cynical charade to deceive this flagrant reality. Let’s make no mistake. What is happening in Gaza is unmitigated crimes against
humanity, an operation of state-sponsored terrorism against an illegally occupied people.

Jul 16 04:42

FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons'

The FBI believes that the driverless car is a “game changing” vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years, along with fears that autonomous cars may be used as "lethal weapons".

In an unclassified but restricted report obtained by the Guardian under a public records request, the FBI predicts that autonomous cars “will have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.”

In a section called Multitasking, the report notes that “bad actors will be able to conduct tasks that require use of both hands or taking one’s eyes off the road which would be impossible today.”

One nightmare scenario could be suspects shooting at pursuers from getaway cars that are driving themselves

Jul 16 04:40

Israel accused of war crimes (UK Parliament) [VIDEO]

Highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment, and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply centres and all manner of other civilian targets.

Jul 16 04:25

Feds to refund about $50 million to Ponzi schemer Rothstein’s victims

When everyone was crunching the staggering numbers after convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein stole more than $360 million from hundreds of investors, no one predicted they would be made whole.

Most thought burned investors might get dimes on the dollar if they were lucky — the pitiful compensation for victims in many Ponzi schemes.

But five years after one of Florida's biggest financial frauds, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that authorities have recovered about $50 million from the seizure and sale of Rothstein's luxurious waterfront homes, exotic sports cars and other expensive extravagances.

That’s not all the chips in the pot, however. The U.S. attorney’s office said that “full restitution to the qualifying victims is possible through a combination” of selling off Rothstein’s ill-gotten assets and other legal efforts.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/15/4237877/feds-to-refund-about-50-...

Jul 16 04:20

Crowds protest BBC 'biased reporting' on Gaza (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Protests against BBC coverage of Israeli military operation against the Palestinian refugee population in the Gaza strip are erupting across the UK, with thousands joining a call for fair, unbiased and contextual reporting of the events on the ground.

London, Manchester, Liverpool, and Newcastle saw marches to “protest at the BBC's biased reporting” as well as to gather signatures for an open letter to the BBC Director General. London took the main stage of the protest movement.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Campaign against Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and many other organizations, in the letter to the publicly funded broadcaster, say that the company is “duty-bound to provide balanced reporting without bias.”

Jul 16 04:07

Gaza faces water crisis amid Israeli strikes: Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza are without water as a result of Israel’s repeated airstrikes on the enclave.

The ICRC said on Wednesday that Gaza’s already vulnerable water system is being destroyed after days of deadly airstrikes by Israel.

“Hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza are now without water. Within days, the entire population of the Strip may be desperately short of water,” Jacques de Maio, the head of the ICRC delegation in the Palestinian occupied territories said.

“If they do not stop, the question is not if, but when an already beleaguered population will face an acute water crisis,” he added.

ICRC water and sanitation expert Guillaume Pierrehumbert also warned that the coastal enclave’s water system had been deteriorating for years, saying “the latest attacks are the last straw.”

The water crisis comes as temperatures are on the rise in Gaza.

Jul 16 03:55

18 KILLED IN SYRIA FROM AN ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE

QUNEITRA, Syria –At least 18 people have been killed in an Israeli air attack in Syria's Quneitra province.

Assad al-Jolani, a representative of a Syrian opposition media center in Golan and Quneitra, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that an Israeli warplane bombed a governor's building and military stations leaving 18 people dead, including eight civilians and 10 Assad-regime soldiers.

Several people were also wounded.

The Syrian regime did not resist the Israeli bomb raid and attacked opposition controlled areas with missiles, Jolani said.

Egypt had earlier proposed a ceasefire between Gaza-based resistance factions and Israel should have come into effect at 6 a.m. GMT on Tuesday.

Israel's security cabinet had earlier accepted the proposal, while deputy Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq said his group was still considering the initiative after having initially rejected it.

Jul 16 03:31

BRICS against Washington consensus

This Russia-China commercial/diplomatic offensive fits the concerted push towards a multipolar world – side by side with political/economic South American leaders.

The headline news is that this Tuesday in Fortaleza, northeast Brazil, the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) fights the (Neoliberal) World (Dis)Order via a new development bank and a reserve fund set up to offset financial crises.

Jul 16 03:13

‘Ceasefire’ to refuel Israel criminality

The reality is that the Israeli regime has just given itself carte blanche to step up its genocide against the Palestinians – just as it was threatening to do so. The so-called ceasefire was nothing but a cynical charade to deceive this flagrant reality. Let’s make no mistake. What is happening in Gaza is unmitigated crimes against humanity, an operation of state-sponsored terrorism against an illegally occupied people.

If ever the Israeli military intelligence motto “war by deception” needed exemplified, then it is the current resumption of state-sponsored slaughter in Gaza.

Jul 16 00:47

Councilman Wants ID Cards for Seattle Residents

Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell is proposing the City of Seattle create a municipal ID card. He said some immigrants and refugees have asked for such a card because, he said, getting a driver’s license or state ID card can be difficult.

Harrell said this would “simplify the process by which immigrants or people without forms of ID can get an ID,” and make it easier for immigrants and the homeless to access social services, cash checks or get a library card. However, Washington is already one of the few states where a person does not have to prove they are in the country legally to get a driver’s license or ID

Jul 15 22:51

Death toll from Israeli strikes in Gaza rises above 200

New Israeli air and tank strikes in Gaza early today killed several people, bringing the death toll there to 204.

Jul 15 22:49

Israel targets Hamas leaders in new Gaza raids

Israeli warplanes targeted homes of Hamas officials early Wednesday, security sources said, as a campaign against Gaza militants entered day nine with no sign of an end to hostilities.

Jul 15 22:44

‘Father was lying on the porch with his arm blown off’ – eyewitness to Ukraine’s shelling

The daughter of a man killed by an artillery shell fired by Kiev’s forces in a quiet Russian town just across the border from Ukraine is still in shock. In a night of horror, she also had to save her 11-year-old brother from the bombing.

Jul 15 22:38

Child rescued from debris following Ukraine airstrike on residential building

Amid scenes of destruction and death caused by Ukrainian airstrike on residential buildings in the city of Snezhnoe in the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic, a 7-year-old child has been miraculously saved from beneath a multi-ton pile of debris.

Jul 15 22:29

Open Carry Texas makes Rolling Stone, labled “right-wing extremists”

MAINSTREAM LABELS CONSTITUTIONAL OPEN CARRY ACTIVISTS “RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS”

Jul 15 22:18

Wanted – A New Strategy for Palestinian Resistance

THE IMPOTENT AND CORRUPT PALESTINE AUTHORITY (PA), WHICH IS VIRTUALLY AN EXTENSION OF ISRAEL’S OWN SECURITY SERVICES, MUST BE DISSOLVED WITH COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE OCCUPATION OF THE WEST BANK HANDED BACK TO ISRAEL.

Jul 15 21:17

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Waking Times

On Friday morning, Dan A. Hughes Oil Company and the Collier Resources Company agreed to terminate their lease agreement, with the exception of the Collier Hogan 20-3H well, next to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida.

Hughes Oil dropped its plans to drill an exploratory well adjacent to the Golden Gates Estates development.

Jul 15 19:35

The strategy being used to destroy America

Jul 15 19:33

Pro-Lifers Attacked By Rampaging Abortion Troll

Several Pro-Life Students were attacked out of nowhere by a rampaging abortion supporter wearing a Burger King uniform on the streets of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Upset with the aborted fetus images on the signs the Pro-Life group had on display, Victoria Duran went on the attack verbally assaulting Pro-Life Activist Seth Drayer over the legitimacy of the images calling him an “F***k*n DipSh*t and a Racist.

Jul 15 18:57

Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitch

Concerned humanists may have hoped that when a group of Jewish Israelis confessed to kidnapping and killing Muhammad Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem — forcing him to drink gasoline and torching him to death from inside his body — that top Israeli legislators and rabbis would have been horrified at what their revenge rhetoric had triggered, and seriously scaled back their calls for war.

These hopes would have been in vain

Jul 15 18:25

Comcast’s brilliant new way to retain subscribers: Refuse to let them cancel

Comcast didn’t earn its reputation as America’s Worst Company overnight — it took years and years of hard work. From offering customers ridiculously overpriced bundle packages, to having the highest fees among any of its competitors, to offering some of the absolute worst customer service of any company in the United States, Comcast has toiled away tirelessly to perfect its craft of angering its own customers, who have little choice but to stick with the cable giant due to the sorry state of America’s home broadband market.

Jul 15 18:22

The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy: Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the CIA had spied on the staff

Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had spied on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Jul 15 18:20

Reporter Stopped by TSA Agent who didn’t Know District of Columbia is in U.S.

[Justin] Gray, who lives in Washington, D.C., was flying out of Orlando International Airport when a TSA agent said Gray's District of Columbia driver's license wasn't a valid form of identification. Gray said his license is legal and up-to-date, but the TSA agent didn't seem to know what the District of Columbia was when Gray arrived at the security checkpoint over the weekend.

Drink Brawndo!

Jul 15 16:43

Good News: Jury Nullification is Interfering With Marijuana Convictions

Courts around the country are having more trouble prosecuting marijuana cases because of increasing awareness of a constitutional doctrine called jury nullification.

Under the Bill of Rights, jurors have the power to find a defendant not guilty if they find the law in question is flawed - even if the person being accused actually did smoke pot (or commit another victimless crime).

Jul 15 15:01

Trooper that choked an ambulance driver and got to keep job, in hot water again

If a person in the private sector went to work one day, got belligerent with someone in another department, and then assaulted that person, they would not only be fired, but could also face jail time.

Jul 15 14:50

Suing file-sharers doesn’t work lawyers warn

The American Bar Association has released a detailed white paper advising the Government on how to tackle online piracy.

Jul 15 14:46

Mother jailed, kid taken by Social Services after playing at park unsupervised

BUSY BODY NEIGHBOR OFFERS NO SUPPORT FOR WORKING MOM, CALLS POLICE INSTEAD

Jul 15 14:33

PLO must take Palestine’s case to the ICC

Stuart Littlewood highlights the weasel words of the British government towards Israel’s aggression in Gaza, but says the onus is on the Palestinians themselves to take Israel to the International Criminal Court.

Jul 15 14:32

Wanted: new strategy for Palestinian resistance

Alan Hart argues that Palestinian violent resistance to Israel is counterproductive and that Palestinians must dissolve the Palestinian Authority and thereby expose Israel and make it responsible and accountable for the occupation.

Jul 15 13:40

Abu Khdeir suspects to plead insanity

Three Israeli suspects who have confessed to the gruesome killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was abducted in East Jerusalem and later burnt to death, are going to plead “temporary insanity”, according to Haaretz. Mohammed’s father guessed as much last week, when asked whether he trusted Israel’s judicial system: “I think they will say that [the murderers] were insane and give them a year or two and that’s all.”

Jul 15 13:34

Jews in France are stand-ins for Israeli targets

Days after demonstrators, angry over the latest Israeli bombardment of Gaza, tried to storm two Paris synagogues, leaders of Jewish groups in France tell The Local that the community is braced for more anti-Semitic attacks.

Jul 15 13:33

Dancing to that Strange Accordion File Music in the Still of the Night.

The vice of governmental and corporate tyranny keeps tightening. Everything else is more of what it was than it was and strange statistics give riseto the usual curiosities about why things are the way they are. In this world some are more genetically attracted to materialism than others. Their levels of involvement vary, whether the greater drive is participation or control.

Jul 15 13:31

George Galloway vs Ignorant American

Jul 15 13:31

Italy backs controversial Russian gas pipeline

Italy's undersecretary for European politics on Thursday gave his backing to a controversial gas pipeline from Russia, sparking criticism that the Italian government is overstepping its mandate as EU president.

Jul 15 13:30

The British Establishment … Paedophiles Everywhere

A British newspaper quoted a ‘Buckingham Palace insider’ as saying that Prince Charles ‘was furious that he was never informed about suspicions that Savile was a pervert who preyed on children.’ The ‘insider’ said ‘the Palace have been on to the security services to see why they were not informed’ and the source continued:

The Queen, Philip, Charles and others want to know why no-one picked up a phone to tell them a child abuser was being allowed in royal homes and meeting with senior royals and their families …

What a load of baloney. I’ll tell you why they didn’t pick up the phone -they were already well aware that the royals knew and had done so since paedophile Mountbatten brought Savile into the fold as a child procurer in the 1960s.

Jul 15 12:46

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people who started throwing the rocks have been identified as Israel supporters who started the confrontation then ran and hid in a synagogue.

Jul 15 12:32

Feeling Poorer Through The Power Of Inflation

You have to love how the Federal Reserve downplays inflation when they are the primary source of it with other central bankers for this monetary phenomenon. They continue to play inflation down because it gives them the power to continue to use policies that seem to only aid their banking allies while making working Americans poorer by the day. Inflation has a slow eroding power that is not readily visible since it usually takes time to work through a system. Looking at a broader timeframe however it becomes readily apparent that inflation is hitting our system hard and most working families don’t need an advanced degree in economics to understand this. According to the CPI, the overall rate of inflation since January of 2000 has been 39 percent. The Fed prefers to use the PCE Deflator measure and this only has inflation running at a 31 percent rate.

Jul 15 11:56

NYT: Border Crisis A Myth

Jul 15 11:43

Palestine, Oh Palestine!

So Israel, in Western eyes, was merely a cat’s paw for imperialism. Of course, it helped to have this project marketed within the invisibility of biblical writings even when most of its founders were staunchly atheist. Even today, most so-called Jewish people are non-religious. This Zionist project for occupation continued with the Nakba of 1948, the 1967 war, the 1973 war and a series of interventions since. Within the last five years there have been three separate and distinct large-scale slaughters of the Palestinians by the marauding Zionist regime.

Jul 15 11:42

Plan to Breakup California Into Six States Gets Enough Signatures to be Put to Ballot

A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.

Jul 15 11:42

Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn't know the District of Columbia is in the United States

It's something most of most students learn in elementary school -- the United States is made up of 50 states and the District of Columbia. But Channel 9's Justin Gray found out it's a lesson that an Orlando agent with the Transportation Safety Administration seems to have missed.

Jul 15 11:22

Pulitzer-winning journalist arrested by US Border agents

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines-born journalist who earned a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting with the Washington Post, was arrested by federal officials early Tuesday while attempting to board a flight in Texas.

Jul 15 10:56

False Flag Attack Coming against Police Coming to Demonize the Patriots?

While we have the ADL training our police to have the public be against them and the possibility of these online rants being government trolls hired to post these comments and content promoting violence against the police on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. We are seeing it in TV programming where the situation is a patriot, the veteran or gun owners as the villain. The Federal government is perceived as the saviors to rescue the country from these people who love liberty. They are working hard to prepare the narrative against the liberty movement as the blame for the violence against the police.

Jul 15 10:11

US government says online storage isn't protected by the Fourth Amendment

A couple months ago, a New York judge ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user's account information stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland.

Jul 15 08:27

The Crimes of Putting Toddlers and Infants on Psychotropics:

A pact with the devil called Big Pharma linked disorder opinions to imagined brain chemistry imbalances that could only be treated by profitable pharmaceuticals.

Jul 15 08:24

Push ‘Benefits’ of GMO Crops: A report from the UK House of Commons

UK House of Commons on Food Security by the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee supports the British government’s plan to push genetically modified crops on England, without telling the people which crops would actually be sown.

Jul 15 08:20

Egypt puppet gov conspires with Israel in "cease fire" proposal:

Palestinians must stop firing rockets, completely disarm themselves, and go back to being meek prisoners. In exchange, Israel offers vague promises of nothing.

Jul 15 08:15

Over a single eleven-month period, 129 Rikers inmates were beaten so severely by prison guards that their injuries were “beyond the capacity of doctors at the jail’s clinics to treat.”

Torture and death in America’s prisons:A large share of those who are killed or tortured in US prisons are mentally ill or handicapped.

Jul 15 08:12

The Detroit water shutoffs: A social crime

The shutoff of water to tens of thousands of Detroit residents is a social crime. Although the city is located by the Great Lakes—which contain one-fifth of the world’s fresh water—there is no water to drink, bathe, cook or flush away sewage for thousands of people.

Up to 150,000 households—behind on their bills by as little as two months, or $150—have been targeted. Every week, 3,000 homes, inhabited by single mothers, children, the elderly and sick, low-income and unemployed workers, are having their taps turned off.

Jul 15 08:11

Famous cheerleader for prez now says: 'He lied about everything'

In his new full-length documentary film, “There’s No Place Like Utopia,” Joel Gilbert found Peggy Joseph, the Florida voter who became infamous during the 2008 presidential campaign for saying Barack Obama would “pay for my gas and my mortgage.”

Jul 15 08:03

British Government forces Surveillance Bill through the House of Commons in a single day. A dissenting MP describes it as "Democratic banditry resonant of a rogue state."

what the coalition cannot decide in three months this house has to decide in one day," said Davis.

Jul 15 07:32

2 police officers tied to KKK in Florida

Jul 15 07:27

Turkey PM accuses Israel of 'state terrorism' over Gaza

"To what extent will the world remain silent to this state terrorism?"

Jul 15 07:19

Congressman: Human Traffickers Asking For Immigrant Children

people
who have attempted to be sponsors actually being identified as
associated with trafficking organizations

Jul 15 07:12

White House opposes subpoena of political director

I BET THEY DO!

Jul 15 07:10

Vladimir Putin Interview with Russian news agency ITAR-TASS on the eve of BRICS summit in Brazil

The forthcoming summit’s theme is Inclusive Growth: Sustainable Solutions. Therefore, we will consider the most urgent issues in global politics and the economy, as well as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia,India,China,South Africa) development.

How can this be achieved in practice?

First of all, to develop cooperation in the UN in every possible way, persistently counteract individual states’ attempts to impose on the international community the policy of displacing unwanted regimes and promoting unilateral solutions to crisis situations. We propose to create a mechanism of regular high?level consultations between our foreign ministries on different regional conflicts to agree, where possible, on common positions and joint efforts to ensure their political and diplomatic settlement.

Jul 15 07:08

Friends of accused Boston bomber told FBI backpack was dumped -agent

HEARSAY -

Ex-roommate: Tsarnaev seemed normal after bombings

Jul 15 06:57

Check Mating Washington in its Own Backyard with BRICSIANSE

The United States and its closest allies have attempted to isolate Russia and President Vladimir Putin from the world stage. As a result of Western support for the Ukrainian regime that came to power through violence in Kiev, actions taken by Western powers against Russia have included expelling Russia from the G-8 of capitalist powers, the freezing of the assets of Russian government officials and Russian banks, and imposing travel bands on Russian citizens.

Russia and China appear determined that Ukraine and Georgia will be the «line in the sand» for any further encroachments by George Soros- and CIA-led «R2P» revolutions in the Eurasian space. It is also clear that Putin outsmarted Obama in his own backyard.

Jul 15 06:56

Bombing of Gaza children gives me “orgasm”: Israelis celebrate slaughter on Facebook

Israel’s latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip has been accompanied by yet another sharp increase in incitement against Palestinians and solidarity activists on social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook groups have been set up to call for the collective punishment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Others host incitement against Palestinian students at Israeli universities, including posting pictures of and personal information about individual students.

Jul 15 06:52

What if Hamas dumped all their rockets in the sea tomorrow?

West Bank Palestinians DO NOT fire rockets, yet there is no sign of an end to their misery and oppression.

The slaughter of innocents is necessary to stop Gaza rocket-fire. That’s what Israel says. “This isn’t about rockets from Gaza,” says Unite.

Unite the Union “calls on the UK government to demand the Israeli government halt its military action and to make it clear that should it fail to do so then a move for international sanctions will be launched within the United Nations Security Council and the European Union.”

Jul 15 06:40

Reporting on Blackwater Operations in Iraq: Journalist James Risen Must Be Shielded from Department Of Justice Prosecution

By David Harris, Global Research,

We Support James Risen Because We Support a Free Press

Jul 15 06:39

Bank Failures in Portugal and Bulgaria - Nothing to See Here

Podcast Summary:

CNN Money outlines why the Portuguese bank default is no reason to worry:

Jul 15 06:35

People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity

UK government-commissioned study finds

Jul 15 06:28

On Israeli Defeat and the Future of Jewish Politics

Alimuddin Usmani: After “Cast lead” in 2009 and “Pillar of Defense” in 2012, the Israeli army has launched operation “Protective Edge” in July 2014 against Gaza. What is the purpose of these repeated large scale military operations?

Gilad Atzmon: It is important to note that Israel hasn’t won a single military battle since 1973. True, it has killed many Arabs, but it hasn’t managed to achieve any of its military objectives.

Jul 15 06:28

Animal Rights Activists Indicted on Federal Terrorism Charges

Two animal rights activists who allegedly released thousands of animals from a mink farm

Jul 15 06:19

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Says ‘Israel Is Looking To Kill, Drop Bombs On Children’

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder's Anti-War Rant Causes Offense In Israel

TRUTH HURTS

Jul 15 06:04

US House of Representatives edited the Alex Jones Wikipedia Page

AND WHO ELSE'S?

@Congressedits tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits from Capitol Hill

@Congressedits tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits from Capitol Hill

Jul 15 06:01

Mortgage-Bond Sale Managed by BlackRock Largest on Record

BlackRock is managing an “all or nothing” sale of $3.7 billion of debt mostly tied to U.S. subprime loans, according to a report by JPMorgan analysts.

Jul 15 05:44

BP wants unspent spill recovery money back

AUSTIN, Texas — After watching a $5 million grant to Gov. Rick Perry’s office go unspent nearly four years after it was presented in the wake of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is asking Texas for its money back.

The funds were given to Texas in September 2010 to help with oil spill recovery, but few of the state and local officials who work on such projects were aware of the grant until a legislative hearing in May. Lawmakers at the hearing were angered and said the money should have been given to agencies with the expertise to spend it. BP was frustrated as early as last winter about the unspent funds and asked Perry to return the money, according to correspondence obtained by The Texas Tribune through an open records request.

Jul 15 05:43

Latest Snowden Leak - Internet trolling and manipulation by government is no longer conspiracy theory

GCHQ has tools to manipulate online information, leaked documents show
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal programs to track targets, spread information and manipulate online debates

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