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"Since the anticommunism hysteria in the years following the Second World War, a bipartisan consensus has existed on foreign policy. Meaningful political discourse has been almost absent about foreign policy issues. So many foreign policy decisions have been placed beyond public scrutiny, that almost all of what passes as official information about foreign policy is manufactured by government agencies for its propaganda effect." -- Daniel Hellinger and Dennis R. Judd

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July 20, 2014

Jul 20 08:31

Dad Kicks the Crap Out of Child Molester: "Send an ambulance. He is going to need one"

Here's a beating we can all get behind.

A Daytona Beach, Florida father walked in on a horrifying scene. An 18 year old man was sexually abusing his 11 year old son. “He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said,” the father told the dispatcher during the subsequent 911 call.

The 35 year old father, who has not been publicly identified to protect the privacy of the child, proceeded to beat the daylights out of the molester, Raymond Frolander. Once Frolander was unconscious, the father made the call to 911.

Jul 20 08:11

In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Updated)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has lost the propaganda war for their latest atrocity.


Jul 20 08:10

UK's Drip law: cynical, misleading and an affront to democracy

The UK’s new Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (Drip) law that went from announcement to enactment in eight days, is a complete abomination. Everything about the process – and here, process is critical – is an affront to democracy, to the rule of law, to the rights of British and global citizens, and even to the erstwhile ends of national security.

The completely unsatisfactory process involved the announcement last Thursday that the three main party leaders had been working in private towards supporting a bill that wasn’t yet public, followed by a three day fast-track process through the Commons and Lords, an overnight afterthought on human rights compliance, vague and uncoordinated attempts at amendment, and a government reshuffle and countless other matters to distract and detract.

What Drip represents is the absence of true political leadership and an utter failure to engage in an open, mature, public debate about the clash between privacy and security online.

Jul 20 08:09

1000s of protesters in New York City denounce Israel’s war on children

Thousands of people have held a demonstration in New York City to denounce Israel’s war on Palestinian children as Tel Aviv’s offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip continues, Press TV reports.

The protesters, who gathered at the Times Square in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, said the Israeli strikes are part of a global “war on children,” a Press TV correspondent reported.

Waving Palestinian flags, and chanting slogans, the demonstrators denounced the Zionist regime and its crimes against the Palestinians.

Jul 20 08:07

Protests Held Across US Against Obama's Disastrous Immigration Policies

An activist group known as Make Them Listen has scheduled a two-day protest this weekend to decry the Obama administration's failed immigration policy, with events to occur all across the country on July 19 and 20.

Jul 20 08:07

Uh Thank You... Thank You Varry, Varry Muche

What's with Malaysian airlines? The odds against two in a row from the same airline are great enough to discourage thought of coincidence. Of course, these days, just about everything is enemy action. An actual accident is enough of a surprise to result in temporary flummoxing. Let's ask Snowden what he thinks. Hey, Snowjob! What's this Malaysian plane downings scenario all about? “Well, first let me say that we were prepared to know what we could have known but we chose not to know it. I think Donald Rumsfield explained that. See, there's a giganormous infrastructure of red eyes in the trees that are watching 'every move you make, every breath you take and every leg you break'. I, in good conscience, could not stand by while all the things I really can't go into detail about were taking place.


Jul 20 08:06

US Government Orders Farmers To Destroy 30 Million Pounds Of Their Own Crop

In one of the worst examples of government regulation and intrusion, the US government ordered Michigan cherry farmers to literally dump 30 million pounds of cherries on the ground. Even worse, many cherry farmers are being driven out of business because of the outrageous rules.

The practice is coming to national light because of a new lawsuit against the government filed by a cherry processor. A judge currently is considering issue.

“The food pantry shelves are bare, people going hungry, and here we are dumping millions of pounds of cherries on the ground,” Michigan cherry grower Rob Manigold said of the 2009 incident. That was the same year farmer Leonard Ligon dumped 72,000 pounds of tart cherries along a road outside Traverse City, Michigan, to protest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on his state’s cherries.

Jul 20 07:59

Clashes as pro-Palestinian protesters defy France ban -UPDATED

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve justified bans in Paris, the Sarcelles suburb and the Mediterranean city of Nice by saying the security risk was too great, prompting outrage from left-wing and pro-Palestinian groups.

Jul 20 07:58

“The Israeli Dream”: The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”?

The concept of a “Greater Israel” according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching “’From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.’

Rabbi Fischmann, of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, stated to the UN Special Committee on 9th July 1947 that:

The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon’”, wrote Michel Chossudovsky. (1)

Thus “from the Nile to the Euphrates.” Herzl’s detailed thesis was written in 1904.

Jul 20 07:57

Palin urges grassroots at conservative summit to support impeachment of Obama

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged the grassroots Saturday to support her call for the impeachment of President Obama, imploring conservatives to push the idea with Congress.


Jul 20 07:57

Hillary Tells EU to Use MH17 Tragedy to Find Alternatives to Gazprom (dollar dumping gas giant)

Activist Post

Ah, now the agenda is starting to make a bit more sense. Hillary Clinton doesn't want a good crisis to go to waste. She told Charlie Rose that her recommendation to the European Union is to take advantage of the shot-down MH17 tragedy to "Immediately accelerate efforts to find alternatives to Gazprom."...

Jul 20 07:57

Members of UAE 'aid convoy' revealed as intelligence agents

Forty members of the UAE "aid convoy" which entered the Gaza Strip last week have been revealed as intelligence agents. They were, it is believed, trying to collect information about Hamas and its infrastructure in the besieged territory.

According to one informed source, a local Palestinian recognised one of the agents as a soldier in the UAE armed forces. He contacted the security forces in Gaza who took the agent in for questioning.

Other members of the "aid convoy" then made contact with officials in the United Arab Emirates. In turn, they asked disgraced Fatah official Mohamed Dahlan, who now lives in and is sponsored by the UAE government, to try to secure a safe and swift exit for the agents.

Jul 20 07:56

Footage shows dozens of bodies in Gaza's Shujaya

A video displayed Sunday by Hamas-run Al-Aqsa satellite channel showed dozens of bodies scattered on the streets of al-Shujaya district in eastern Gaza City in the aftermath of heavy Israeli shelling in the area.

The video showed Palestinian families fleeing their homes amid cries and screams, just moments after the area was pounded by Israeli artillery fire.

Jul 20 07:52

Yellen warns of possible bubble in bonds:


Jul 20 07:49

DEBRIFING: MH17 WAS HIT BY AA MISSILE R-73 OR R-27 THAT WAS FIRED FROM MIG-29 OR SU-27, BOTH OPERATIONAL IN UKRAINE AIR

"With the hit of such aircraft with this warhead form many different holes, - says the designer. - In the fuselage, they may be small, if they hit the fuel tanks huge, if the engine is hit then nothing remains as fragments "fire" all turbine blades. "

Judging by the damaged remains of the Boeing 777, the expert concludes that the aircraft was fired upon by jet missiles. These balls are not combat units, and the beam pointed rods welded together sometimes, sometimes not. For established beam rods installed lifting charge - this is the "fragmentation rod warhead." At the peak of approach to the target warhead made ??in undermining the charge, and a bunch of bars on almost cosmic speed rushes to the goal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may explain why the British press is trying to sell the BUK shoot down with a video which is clearly edited from one clip showing a SAM launch, then a hard cut to the plane coming down. The actual impact of SAM to MH17 is not show, merely implied, and in none of the clips does the SAM and MH17 appear together. Bolstered by the statements from the Spanish Air Traffic controller regarding two Kiev fighters following the 777, and the possibility that Kiev's original intention was to shoot down Putin's plane coming back from the BRICS meetings, this looks like a simple in-air assassination gone horribly wrong, with Kiev and the US using the tragedy to push for escalating the conflict with Russia.

Remember the Lusitania and how there really were munitions in the hold!

Remember the Maine and how there never was a Spanish mine.

Remember the Gulf of Tonkin and how there were no torpedoes.

Remember Pearl Harbor and how it wasn't a surprise at all, but the end result of Roosevelt's deliberate goading of Japan into the attack. Remember every time you have been tricked into a war and understand that the propaganda about MY17 is just business as usual for a government that rules you with lies, fraud, and deception.

Jul 20 07:48

Catch of the Day waits 3 years to reveal data breach

Australian daily deals website Catch of the Day announced a three-year-old data breach compromising credit cards and passwords to its customers on Friday evening.


Jul 20 07:39

Was MH17 Sabotaged By An IsraeliSecurity Team At AmsterdamSchiphol Airport?

As the only non-European journalist to cover The Hague inquiry into the Amsterdam crash of El Al flight 1862 (October 1992), which destroyed a Biljmeer district apartment complex, I discovered many aspects of the Israeli security set-up at Schipol International Airport and the role of the Mossad intelligence agency in secret operations there, one of Europe’s business transport hubs. This same airport spy network is very likely involved in the recent crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over the Ukraine.

Jul 20 07:38

Dozens killed in Palestinian town; Netanyahu calls for demilitarizing Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians fled in panic into Gaza City on Sunday as Israeli troops focused their firepower on the nearby town of Shaja'ia. The shelling and bombing killed at least 60 people and wounded 300, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

In previous days, Israel warned residents to flee, through calls, text messages and dropping fliers that said "it is the intention of the IDF to carry out aerial strikes against terror sites and operatives" in the area. The fliers told people to head to Gaza City by Wednesday morning and not to return until further notice. The IDF posted an English translation of the fliers Sunday on Twitter.

Some residents said they had received the warnings but felt that even if they fled, they could face the same dangers in other parts of Gaza.
Israel and Hamas at cease-fire crossroad
Israel\'s ground offensive in Gaza Israel's ground offensive in Gaza
CNN camera captures airstrike in Gaza

Jul 20 07:37

Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights organisation, describes a flechette shell as "an anti-personnel weapon that is generally fired from a tank. The shell explodes in the air and releases thousands of metal darts 37.5mm in length, which disperse in a conical arch 300 metres long and about 90 metres wide".

The munitions are not prohibited under international humanitarian law, but according to B'Tselem, "other rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal. One of the most fundamental principles is the obligation to distinguish between those who are involved and those who are not involved in the fighting, and to avoid to the extent possible injury to those who are not involved. Deriving from this principle is the prohibition of the use of an imprecise weapon which is likely to result in civilian injuries."

Jul 20 07:35

White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border

New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.

The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon, shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.

But the number of migrants who cross the border in so-called “family units” has spiked five-fold to 55,420, according to the border patrol’s data, which came out amid a storm of news about the shoot-down of a Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine, delays in failed U.S. nuke talks with Iran, and on Hamas’ continued war against Israel.


Jul 20 07:32

UNRWA declares emergency in Gaza

running out of food, drugs for displaced Gazans

The U.N. says more than 50000 Palestinians are seeking shelter,

Jul 20 07:27

Littoral Combat Ship Will Be Modified, If Not Replaced

After authorizing construction of at least 20 littoral combat ships, the Navy may soon dramatically change course on its decade-long, multi-billion dollar experiment to build a relatively inexpensive surface combatant.

The LCS program has suffered severe criticism for being under-gunned and thin-skinned, outstripping cost estimates and experiencing performance issues on initial deployments. It has also enjoyed a dogged defense by both uniformed and civilian Navy officials.

But in April the Navy released two requests for information for technologies to improve LCS designs or replace them outright. The first asked for existing, mature design concepts for totally new ships. The second solicited systems and technologies at the component level that could be readily included in future ships.

Jul 20 07:24

Kerry: 'Moment of truth' for Putin

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "drunken separatists" are interfering with the MH17 investigation.

Jul 20 07:16

Even in isolated, pristine Tasmania, pressure to allow GMO farming

Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough.

The pitch black cattle, blending into their muddy surroundings and stretching as far as the eye can see, are being fattened up for the Japanese market where marbled Angus beef is in high demand.

These bulls at the feedlot owned by Japan's Aeon Co Ltd book an even higher premium, thanks to Tasmania's status as the only Australian state that bans genetically modified food crops and animal feed.

Jul 20 06:51

Israelis gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as military drops bombs on Gaza

As the sun begins to sink over the Mediterranean, groups of Israelis gather each evening on hilltops close to the Gaza border to cheer, whoop and whistle as bombs rain down on people in a warzone hell a few miles away.

Old sofas, garden chairs, battered car seats and upturned crates provide seating for the spectators. On one hilltop, a swing has been attached to the branches of a pine tree, allowing its occupant to sway gently in the breeze. Some bring bottles of beer or soft drinks and snacks.

On Saturday, a group of men huddle around a shisha pipe. Nearly all hold up smartphones to record the explosions or to pose grinning, perhaps with thumbs up, for selfies against a backdrop of black smoke.

Despite reports that millions of Israelis are living in terror of Hamas rockets, they don't deter these hilltop war watchers whose proximity to Gaza puts them within range of the most rudimentary missiles. Some bring their children

Jul 20 06:37

Flashback: Ron Paul on RT's Liz Wahl

Shortly after interviewing Ron about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, RT anchor Liz Wahl resigned & slammed the outlet for “promoting a Putinist agenda.” Was this a publicity stunt or political statement? Ron weighs in.

Every single day we're lying': Russia Today reporter resigns over coverage of Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash http://12160.info/-russia-today-reporter-resigns-over-c

Jul 20 06:30

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Israel Invades Gaza Because it has America’s tacit consent

America must soon shift our role from giving tacit consent to an invasion to becoming an active partner in a new, honest search for peace in the Middle East.

What is the end game? To cast Gazans to the sea, where they will be met by the Israeli Navy? To push Gazans into Egypt? To eject all Palestinians to… where? This is a question relevant not only to Israelis and Palestinians, but to the entire world.

Jul 20 06:26

What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner? — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have. One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it. Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet.

Jul 20 06:23

Will Russia shoot down West’s lies?

One gets the feeling that Russia has the aim and ability to shoot down these Western lies, and to show up Western politicians and media for what they are: a criminal enterprise of lies and war-making.

They don’t call it the “gutter press” for nothing. But Western so-called news media sunk to new toxic depths over the weekend in their coverage of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine – and the death of all 298 people on board.

The trouble is that this time the Western propaganda machine is up against Russia and its own very capable intelligence.

Russia is not only calmly challenging the West to present its so-called “intelligence evidence.” Moscow is now also saying that it has its own incriminating information as to what really happened to the doomed Malaysian flight.

Jul 20 06:23

ADL's Interfaith Summer Camp Infiltrated by Supporters of Al Qaeda Terrorist

How would you feel if you sent your son or daughter to an Anti-Defamation League summer camp only to find out that the camp’s youth coordinators are supporters of a convicted Al Qaeda terrorist?

Brothers Bilal and Ammaar Mirza have been involved with Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Camp Interfaith in beautiful Andover, New Hampshire since they were teenagers, first as campers and then as staffers. Yet at the very same time, they have also been active in a Boston area extremist Islamist movement that is viciously anti-American and tinged with anti-Semitism, a movement that has coalesced around the cause of a local jihadist celebrity, Tarek Mehanna.

Jul 20 06:18

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves

Each BRICS member is expected to put an equal share into establishing the startup capital of $50 billion with a goal to reach $100 billion. The BRICS bank will be headquartered in Shanghai, India will preside as president the first year, and Russia will be the chairman of the representatives. Each country will send either their finance minister or Central Bank chair to the bank’s representative board.

The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar.

Jul 20 05:56

Lost bodies, wasted money: Inside NYC’s Medical Examiner’s Office

The city Medical Examiner’s Office is a mess — plagued with errors, including bodies being lost, mistakenly cremated or wrongly donated to science — while millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on plans and equipment useful only in a mass disaster.

The office has received $19.6 million in federal Homeland Security grants since 2005, The Post has learned.

But it refuses to detail how it has spent the funds and has failed to release any records, violating a Post request submitted under the Freedom of Information Law last August.

Documents from the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services provide a limited look at the spending, and it suggests most of the funds were wasted.

Jul 20 05:52

Alarms about migrant kids were raised since 2012

Nearly a year before President Barack Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Texas, and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children.

Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches. As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived. An average of 66 were apprehended each day on the border and more than 24,000 cycled through Texas patrol stations in 2013. In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso raised alarms about the federal government's capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse

Jul 20 05:38

First Detroit, Now Flint Warns Bankruptcy "Train Is Headed For The Cliff"

Flint may be Michigan’s second city to plunge into bankruptcy unless retirees accept cuts in health benefits that threaten to unravel a balanced budget. As Crain's Detroit reports, Emergency Manager Darnell Earley (Flint’s third emergency leader since it was placed under state control in 2011) warned "If we have no ability to mitigate the cost of retiree health care, that’s going to make it very difficult for the city to remain financially stable over the next few years." As Eric Scorsone notes, "Flint's at the forefront, but a lot of cities are on the same train, and that train is headed for the cliff."

Jul 20 04:40

Videos - Heavy Attacks On Gaza - occupiedair

Heavy Attacks On Gaza
Shifa Hospital
Unabated bombing campaign taking its toll on civilian population

Jul 20 01:45

Cameron warns of more sanctions on Russia

British Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the prospect of fresh European sanctions against Russia following the crash of a Malaysian plane in east Ukraine.

Jul 20 01:39

It was Putin's missile!

And here's the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy - the second in four months - is "terrorism" perpetrated by "pro-Russian separatists", armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up.

Jul 20 01:34

Israel-Gaza conflict: Medical Charity Official Likens Job To ‘Patching up Torture Victims in an Open-air prison’

In an unprecedented criticism of the Israeli siege of Gaza, a senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.

Jul 20 01:31

Donetsk People’s Republic guarantees security to experts working at the Boeing crash site

The government of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have said they will guarantee security to international experts who will work at the Boeing 777 crash site.

July 19, 2014

Jul 19 23:56

Israel Drops Cancer-inducing Bombs on Gazans

A Norwegian doctor working in Gaza has strongly criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Dr. Erik Fosse recently stated to Press TV that the majority of patients hospitalized in Gaza are civilians injured in attacks on their homes, and that about thirty percent of these victims are children

Jul 19 20:31

Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?

The video starts at 28:30. At 39:00 Glenn Greenwald really tells the truth about America's media and their fear of reporting anything negative about Israel. Good for him for speaking the truth.

Jul 19 20:28

Khalilah Sabra: Israel Is Using Banned Weapons against the People of Gaza

As the Tel Aviv regime continues its deadly campaign of airstrikes against the densely populated Gaza Strip, where some 1.6 million people are living in an area of 360 km2 under critical conditions exacerbated by continuous water shortage, power blackout and lack of access to foodstuff and medicine, conscious activists across the world are raising their voice in protest against the inhumane measures adopted by Israel in Gaza, which has been under siege for more than 7 years now.

Jul 19 20:27

US showing prepared to go to war with Russia and China: Don DeBar

An American political commentator says he believes the United States’ plan to upgrade its stealth bombers is a message to Russia and China that it is prepared to go to war with them if need be.

Jul 19 20:27

US says China has sent ship to spy on RIMPAC drill

Jul 19 20:12

3 AND HALF JEWS DISCUSS ISRAEL/HAMAS - BILL MAHER REALTIME

FAIR AND BALANCED

One youtuber titled it this: Bill Maher and Conservative Guest Surprisingly Agree on Who's to Blame for Gaza Civilian Deaths

Jul 19 19:01

Good News Silver Fix Is Ending

Jul 19 18:24

Tens of thousands march through London: The BBC is silent…

Crowds of tens of thousands gathered in Central London today to protest at the on-going military actions of Israel in the Gaza Strip. Estimates range from 50,000 to 100,000, making this one of the largest demonstrations in recent years in Britain.

Jul 19 17:58

Norwegian surgeon in Gaza hospital: "This is outrageous, horrific and unbelievable ... what's happening is no less than premeditated killing and genocide."

carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.

Jul 19 17:57

Reuters: Clashes Erupt in Paris as Thousands Rally To Denounce Israel Attack on Gaza

Angry Crowds Defy Ban on Pro-Palestinian Protests

Paris — Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in Paris on Saturday as they defied a ban on a planned rally against violence in the Gaza strip.

A Reuters photographer said demonstrators in northern Paris launched projectiles at riot police, who responded by firing teargas canisters and stun grenades.

Demonstrators also climbed on top of a building and burned an Israeli flag. At least one car was set on fire.

A police spokesman said that 38 demonstrators had been arrested by early evening and that the clashes were dying down.

Jul 19 17:12

Ars editor learns feds have his old IP addresses, full credit card numbers

FOIA request turns up 9 years of records, including plaintext credit card numbers

Jul 19 17:11

Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker

Israel must attack Gaza even more mercilessly, expel the population and resettle the territory with Jews, the deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has said.

Moshe Feiglin, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, makes the call in an article for the Israeli news website Arutz Sheva.

Jul 19 17:08

Malaysia Airlines faces doubtful future

Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% in Malaysia following the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Some Asian stock markets also ended the day lower on fears the crash may intensify political tensions between the West, Ukraine and Russia.

This is the second catastrophe to hit the Malaysian airline this year after flight MH370 disappeared in March.

Questions are being asked about whether the carrier can now survive.

"Even if this is pure coincidence, it's never happened in history that a flag carrier has seen two wide-body aircraft disappearing in a few months," said Bertrand Grabowski, head of aviation at DVB Bank, which acts as a banker to Malaysia Airlines.

Jul 19 17:05

U.S. Grants Ukraine Non-NATO Ally Status

The United States Congress passed a Russian Aggression Prevention Act (RAPA) of 2014, which granted Ukraine together with Moldova, and Georgia major non-NATO ally status. The legislation authorizes the transfer of military assistance to Ukraine, including the anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons and small arms, based on the needs and the assessment of capabilities of Ukrainian Armed Forces, reads the document. It also encourages the U.S. government to share intelligence with Ukraine.

The Act was submitted by the expert commission and adopted by the U.S. Congress in two readings on July 17. The legislation stipulates the increase of the U.S. Armed Forces interactions and NATO security assistance to Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and post-Yugoslavia republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.

Jul 19 16:55

Chinese business mogul who paid $500K for lunch with Clintons 'was told he'd have to DOUBLE the donation when he asked if his kids could come'

A Chinese-American businessman has reportedly paid a half million dollars to spent '45 minutes to an hour' with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

And when the mogul asked if he could bring his kids along, he was told it would cost him double - $1million. He left his children home.

Jul 19 16:52

1988 US Attack on Iran Air

Jul 19 16:51

"I Will Never Apologize". Iran Flight 665 Shot Down, 290 Dead.

"I will never apologize for the United States — I don't care what the facts are... I'm not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." - George Bush, Aug 2 1988

These are the words of the (at time) Vice President of the United States after a civilian aircraft carrying 290 passengers, 66 of which were children, was shot down by the reckless USS Vincennes on July 3, 1988. The coverup and lack of apology, continues to this day.

Jul 19 16:43

MH17: Weathering the Propaganda Firestorm

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The level of unsubstantiated propaganda being directed against Russia regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has reached unprecedented lows.

There is tangible desperation across Western media establishments, their political spheres, and within their corporate-financier funded policy think-tanks as they attempt to reassert their agenda and narrative not only upon the crisis in Ukraine, but upon the entire world as their weakening grip becomes apparent to all.

The dangerous desperation emanating from the West follows the latest in a series of growing failures - the previous and most comparable being the loss of its proxy war against Syria and the desperate criminal conspiracy they unleashed in a failed attempt to save it...

Jul 19 16:38

FLIGHT MH17 – Kiev Flash Mob’s Final False Flag?

With little or no evidence to back their claims (déjà vu Syria), the usual suspects and their media moguls are pointing the finger at Russia again. With so much going on in the US and to its special friends in other parts of the world, this crisis event could not have come at a better time. Is this the Kiev Flash Mob’s final card from its dealer at Pennsylvania Ave?

Jul 19 16:32

Pennsylvania man shot in back over unpaid parking tickets

The coercive nature of the state is necessary for its existence. All decrees handed down from the ‘wise men’ on high, are upheld and enforced on the promissory action of state sanctioned violence.

Jul 19 16:32

On this date in 1976 - Viking 1 touches down on mars

Jul 19 16:31

On this day in 1969 - Apollo 11 lands on the sea of tranquility


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Apollo 11 landing site imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Jul 19 16:29

On the defensive, Barney Frank accuses Clemons and Kornacki of ganging up on him, and Israel

From Steve Kornacki’s MSNBC show, Up with Steve Kornacki. Guest Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation was critical of the Gaza onslaught for the killings of civilians, and former Congressman Barney Frank bridled, defending Israel. He then said the two others were ganging up on him. I’ve never seen Frank so on the defensive in his support for Israel. He accuses Clemons of being “anti-Israel” and is angry that Kornacki is taking “the other side.”

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Good! Time to put these Israel-firsters on the defensive! Regain the initiative!

Jul 19 16:27

Ron Paul: Don't Blame Putin For Malaysian Jet Shoot Down

Many are pointing fingers at Russian President Vladimir Putin for giving weapons to the pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels that are being linked to the shootdown of the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in Ukraine, but former Rep. Ron Paul says that Putin shouldn't be blamed.

"Putin is a little bit smarter than that," Paul told John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday. "I don't think he would ever come close to participating in an act like this."

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Jul 19 16:25

We'll send in more troops, warns Israel: Netanyahu vows to 'significantly widen' ground offensive in Gaza

Israel is prepared to ‘significantly widen’ its ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned yesterday.

He said the military was intent on destroying rocket sites and tunnels used by Hamas to launch strikes against Israel.

Mr Netanyahu spoke as thousands of troops, backed by tanks, artillery fire and fighter jets, poured into Gaza in a bid to seek and destroy the hardline Islamist group that controls the strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have not killed anyone or done more damage than knock a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

Jul 19 15:40

Stock Sirens Sounding

Jul 19 15:08

LET'S START WW3 FOR REAL BEX ALERT - Did a Russian soldier's trigger finger blow MH17 out of the sky. US says separatists would struggle to fire missile alone

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Wow! They are really trying to lay this on Putin any way they can!

Jul 19 15:08

Palestine vs. Israel: An Immoral Conflict Devoid of Balance

The recent Israeli bombardment of Gaza is the latest example of the lack of equilibrium in a conflict that has been intermittently fought since the establishment of Israel in 1948. Following the killing of 3 Israeli teenagers last month, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the 4th largest military on the planet to conduct air, land and sea attacks on the densely populated Gaza Strip, which has left over 340 Palestinians dead – 75% of which are civilians, compared to 5 Israelis killed.

Jul 19 14:37

Ukraine State News Broadcast of MH17 is Naked Propaganda

Activist Post

Ukraine's state sponsored news broadcast of the alleged shoot down of flight MH17 should win the award for best propaganda of the year...

Jul 19 14:20

Palestinians cut power off to Israeli settlement in West Bank

ha ha ha! great that they put it on video too.

Jul 19 14:19

Ukraine Prepares Claims for Recognizing Southeastern Republics as Terrorist Organizations

Ukrainian authorities are preparing international legal claims on the recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics as terrorist organizations, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported.

At a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, "the president [Petro Poroshenko] said that international legal claims are prepared to globally recognize the so-called DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic] and LPR [Luhansk People’s Republic] as terrorist organizations," the press service said.

On Friday, Poroshenko called the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine a terrorist attack.

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Jul 19 14:16

Poll finds most voters think stock market is rigged, big banks hurt Americans

Nearly two-thirds of voters say the stock market is rigged against them and a majority say Wall Street and big banks hurt average Americans, according to poll results released Thursday by a pro-regulation group.

Jul 19 14:09

Rivero Returns to Genesis Communications

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My fifteen minutes of fame in RadioInk Magazine! :)

Jul 19 14:07

Deadline for Iran nuke deal extended by 4 months

Tehran agrees to additional concessions and will receive in return some $2.8 billion in frozen assets, but gaps remain

Jul 19 14:06

The dollar's 70-year dominance is coming to an end

Within a decade, greenback's could be replaced as the world's reserve currency

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No way will this scam last another ten years. It may be gone by the end of this year if there is a crash of the US financial system!

Jul 19 13:48

No, the Police Don’t Work for You

“The police are worthless. I don’t know what we’re paying them for.”

That familiar, despairing lament was voiced by a friend here in Payette after his family had lost $20,000 worth of property a burglary. The crime was solved before the police intervened: Some of the pilfered property was still in possession of the suspects, who admitted that it didn’t belong to them. Working on their own initiative, my friend and his adult daughter — the primary victim — tracked down more of the stolen goods at local yard sales and garage sales.

Jul 19 13:30

Why Buy Gold in July?

Jul 19 12:54

Israel’s ambiguous relationship with Hamas

Uri Avnery views the propaganda surrounding the current Israeli aggression against Gaza, and examines Israel’s relationship with the Hamas movement, which is more ambiguous than Israelis would have us believe.

Jul 19 12:29

Palestinian, Israeli Supporters clash during protest in Calgary

Palestinian and Israeli supporters clashed during a planned Palestinian protest against the conflict in Gaza outside Calgary's City Hall on Friday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As usual, Israel's supporters show up to a protest they are not invited to and start a ruckus. This kind of behavior (along with the DOS attack still going on on my server) is an admission that Israel knows they are legally and morally in the wrong in their actions in Gaza and have to resort to thuggery to get what they want.

Jul 19 12:22

ZIO BEX ALERT ~~~ MORE LIES TO JUSTIFY SLAUGHTER

zios claim this was from Gaza …. ‘Hamas using children as human shields’ …

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Look where it’s really from …

Jul 19 12:22

Ebola 2014: West Africa outbreak tops 1,000 cases, situation remains ‘serious’

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has hit a new “milestone” as the World Health Organization reports in an update today than the number of cases have exceeded 1,000. The global health agency says the current epidemic trend of EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with 67 new cases and 19 deaths reported from 15 – 17 July 2014.

Jul 19 11:42

Video: Outraged constituents confront CT Senator Chris Murphy over support for Gaza attack

Commentary from Mondoweiss:
When Senator Chris Murphy invited his Connecticut constituents to a hike up East Rock Park this morning, he did not expect to be met by activists from the Middle East Crisis Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace. The activists had gathered to express outrage at Murphy’s support for Israel’s ongoing massacre of over 300 Gazans. Captured on video, Senator Murphy denied knowledge of the Senate’s recent Resolution 498–a greenlight for Israel’s war–despite the fact that Murphy himself co-sponsored it.

“I was staggered to hear Murphy deny support for a bill that he co-sponosred,” said Stan Heller of the Middle East Crisis Committee.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/outraged-constituents-confront.html

Jul 19 11:39

NBC News declares ‘billions could starve’ as America’s water aquifers run dry

In America, a crisis is unfolding right under the public’s feet. Water scarcity is beginning to creep into the Texas panhandle and the breadbasket region of the United States. A valuable aquifer that once provided water security is drying up beneath farmers’ feet as drought-like conditions linger.

Jul 19 11:31

Israel: America’s Frankenstein monster

......From the American perspective Israel looks something like Frankenstein’s monster, a morally dubious and arguably unnatural creation that was stitched together with the noblest of intentions but not much foresight, and that produced a painful litany of unintended consequences. In that analogy we are Victor Frankenstein, who can never unmake his wayward creature, control it or untether himself from it. If I remember the story correctly, they destroy each other in the end.

Jul 19 09:47

NEW YORKERS HONOUR THE MARTYRS OF GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

We met in Bryant Park behind the 42nd St. library, read the names of the dead, and then began a silent walk, only the sound of a drum, across 42nd St to the Israeli Consulate on 2nd Ave. We carried signs, Palestinian flags, figures of people wrapped in white, and some wore blood stained shrouds. People on the crowded streets stood aside and watched our long line pass. Some took photos. When we got to the consulate we chanted and after about an hour we went to the Egyptian Consulate and did the same there.

Jul 19 09:47

ISRAEL WELCOMES FRANCE TO THE LEAGUE OF TYRANTS

France became the first country in the world to ban pro Palestinian demonstrations …. does this make them ‘The Only Democracy In Europe?’ (sic)

Jul 19 09:41

Malaysian jet tragedy propagandized – Ron Paul

Referring to the tragic downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine, former Texas congressman Ron Paul warned against jumping to conclusions over the culprits.

Drawing parallels between the potential for a Russian-made missile system’s connection to the attack of the passenger jet on Thursday over the restive Donetsk region of Ukraine and the capture of US-made weapons by Islamist insurgents in Iraq, Paul pointed out that the missile’s potential source of manufacture was largely immaterial.

“That may well be true, but guess what, ISIS has a lot of American weapons," said Paul. "We sent weapons into Syria to help the rebels and al-Qaida ends up getting it — it doesn't mean that our American government and Obama deliberately wanted ISIS to get American weapons."

Jul 19 09:35

DEA INSIDER REVEALS HOW AGENCY PROTECTS DRUG TRAFFICKING FOR THE ELITE

The information contained in this report is both stunning and frightening. However, to many in the DEA ranks and US intelligence community, this report will ring true and many of these personnel will be shocked at the revelations which will follow. Much of the material presented in the first part of this series is contextual in background in order to provide a high degree of legitimacy to the claims from a DEA whistleblower.

Jul 19 09:33

Gaza is a concentration camp, and it’s an American delusion not to recognize that — Weschler

Lawrence Weschler, a writer of considerable mainstream prestige, is sick of prevaricating about Israel. It’s rabid. It has rabies. And Gaza is a concentration camp. Weschler has let loose chiefly because of the “remorseless” and “repetitively compulsive” aspect of Israeli violence. I believe that understanding is now widely shared in the liberal mainstream, and interventions like Weschler’s make it easier for others to speak up. From Truthdig:

I know, I know, and I am bone tired of being told it, when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is plenty of blame to go around, but by this point after coming on almost 50 years of Israeli stemwinding and procrastinatory obfuscation, I’d put the proportionate distribution of blame at about the same level as the mortality figures—which is, where are we today (what with Wednesday morning’s four children killed while out playing on a Gaza beach)? What, 280 to 2?

Jul 19 09:29

Israeli tanks withdraw from Beit Lahiya after clashes with Hamas

Israeli tanks withdrew from Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip after intense clashes with Hamas, only a day after they penetrated hundreds of meters into the area at the beginning of the ground invasion Thursday night.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that violent clashes took place in the "Ashkelon" area of Beit Lahiya on Friday afternoon, and that the tanks withdrew in response to positions behind the Israeli border.

Jul 19 09:28

If Israel could do this to a young American Jew, imagine what Palestinians face every day

Jul 19 09:27

FLASHBACK - Russia preparing to develop Gaza gas field

In a significant political and economic development, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Jan. 23 with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting came as a prerequisite to officially sign an investment agreement aiming to develop the Gaza offshore gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. It is only logical to assume that this step will raise the ire of Israel. The latter does not appreciate the role Russia plays in the region, especially since Israel has never come to an agreement with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And THERE is the real motive for Israel's genocide against Gaza!

Jul 19 09:25

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

China's president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a $20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing's growing interests in the region.

President Xi Jinping was greeted with a military honor guard in Brasilia by President Dilma Rousseff before overseeing the signing of a raft of agreements during a state visit.

Xi then met behind-closed doors with a dozen Latin American and Caribbean leaders, including Cuba's communist President Raul Castro.

After the summit, Rousseff said China proposed the creation of a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess Obama will have to shoot down a passenger jet near China so he can start pushing for sanctions there as well!

Jul 19 09:24

BRICS meet South American leaders after bank deal

The BRICS group of emerging powers met Wednesday with South American presidents as they justified the creation of a development bank seen as an alternative to Western-dominated global financial organizations.

Jul 19 09:24

Brazil, China sign several trade, business deals

Brazil (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a state visit to Brazil on Thursday by signing a wide-ranging series of trade and business agreements with the leader of Latin America's biggest nation.

Jul 19 09:23

China offers $20 billion fund for LatAm projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Thursday to create a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Jul 19 09:23

BRICS to launch bank, tighten Latin America ties

Brasilia (Brazil) (AFP) - The BRICS group of emerging powers will launch its own development bank at a summit next week, using its growing influence to establish a counterweight to Western-dominated financial organizations.

Jul 19 09:22

US terrorist database already has 1.5 million "terrorists", and it's growing at rapid rate

The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by the government in a civil lawsuit.

Jul 19 09:22

Criminalization of homelessness on the rise in U.S. cities

The criminalization of homelessness has been on the rise since early 2009 in a number of cities across the country.

Jul 19 09:19

US Supplies Found at Abandoned National Guard Post in Kransdon Republic of Donetsk

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US Government already sending supplies for Kiev's army to murder Ukrainians.

Jul 19 09:16

July Summer Chill Sweeps U.S.: Alabama sees 108-year old temp record broken – Memphis has Coldest July Day Ever

Longview, TX smashes all-time July record lowest-high temp by 2 degrees F – ‘The old record was 73 set back in 1925 and 1953’ - ’48 hours for the weather record books in East Texas’

Dallas ‘Record July Cold’ : First time in 52 years that the high temp for two consecutive July days stayed in the 70s: ‘Temperatures this cool in July are rare, especially for more than a day. Assuming we stay in the 70s for highs on Friday, this will be the first time in 52 years that the high temp for two consecutive July days stayed in the 70s. We’re also expecting another record low tomorrow morning at DFW.’

Jul 19 09:09

12 Reasons Why Should Obama be Arrested Under the Patriot Act and the NDAA?

Never mind impeaching Obama. He needs to be arrested by the Sargent of Arms in Congress or a Courageous General in the Pentagon placing him in military custody under house arrest at Camp David or another secure location awaiting a fair and impartial trial having a jury of his peers with the assistance of council. The Patriot act and the NDAA can be used to arrest President Obama because of his terrorist ties and giving aid, working to undermine and destroy what is left of the republic by refusing to secure the border under Article 4 section 4 putting the American people in danger with diseases, releasing violent felons on the streets of American instead of deporting them, giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States and trying to collapse the country. Something has to give or we face a great danger if this Dictator is not stopped in his tracks. Because we believe in the rule of law. President Obama will have due process of the law the NDAA and the Patriot act denies.

Jul 19 09:07

Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel

expressing support for Israel’s attack on Gaza

Jul 19 08:32

Greece: Protesters blockade Crete's NATO base

Jul 19 08:31

Gaza: Israel's $4 billion gas grab

Never mind the 'war on terror' rhetoric, writes Nafeez Ahmed. The purpose of Israel's escalating assault on Gaza is to control the Territory's 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas - and so keep Palestine poor and weak, gain massive export revenues, and avert its own domestic energy crisis.

Jul 19 08:28

Civilian casualties grow in Israeli attacks

The Kamal Adwan hospital in northern Gaza buzzes with activity, as dozens of Palestinians rush in with injuries from artillery fire. Usually, patients feel protected in the hospital, but not on Friday morning, after the news spread that an Israeli tank shell hit a hospital in Beit Hanoun.

Jul 19 08:26

As it happened: Reaction to MH17 Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine

15:29: Ukraine's SBU security service has confiscated recordings of conversations between Ukrainian air traffic control officers and the crew of the doomed airliner, a source in Kiev has told Interfax news agency.

Jul 19 08:24

Half of terrorists quit Aleppo battle

Around half of the foreign-backed terrorists in the Syrian northwestern Aleppo Governorate have reportedly left the battlefield, as they have got disillusioned with the prospect of their anti-government campaign.

In a Friday report, Los Angeles Times cited Samir Zaitoun, a commander with Al Tawheed Brigade, a Syrian opposition group, as saying that nearly half the militants in Aleppo, mostly from small groups, have left over the last year.

"A lot of people left because it's taking so long; they thought it was going to be a matter of yelling 'God is great' twice in protest and a few hits and it would be over," Zaitoun said.

Jul 19 08:17

US-backed Israeli Invasion of Gaza Unleashes Death and Destruction

The death, destruction and human suffering caused by Israel’s 11-day-old onslaught against the impoverished and densely populated Gaza Strip increased sharply Friday. Israeli troops and armored columns continued pushing into the territory in an invasion launched the night before, even as the bombardment from air, land and sea intensified.

The death toll rose rapidly to the 300 mark on Friday, while the number of wounded climbed to well over 2,200. What is unfolding in Gaza is a calculated and savage war crime against a largely defenseless population carried out with the full and open support of Washington and the complicity of the European Union, the Arab regimes and the Palestinian Authority (PA) of President Mahmoud Abbas.

Jul 19 07:59

US terrorist database growing at rapid rate

The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by the government in a civil lawsuit.

About 99 percent of the names submitted are accepted, leading to criticism that the government is "wildly loose" in its use of the list.

Jul 19 07:59

Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit in major defeat

Iraq Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who’d been trying to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, the worst military reversal Iraqi troops have suffered since the Islamist forces captured nearly half the country last month.

The defeat brought to an end a three-week campaign by the government in Baghdad to recapture Tikrit, which fell to the Islamic State on June 11

Jul 19 07:47

Getlin: Fed Purposely Sending Mixed Signals

Jul 19 07:46

Alexei Sayle: Israel is Jimmy Savile of nation states

“Israel is the Jimmy Saville of nation states,” Sayle said on Tuesday during an interview with Caabu (Council for Arab-British Understanding).

“It clearly doesn't care about damaging the lives of children,” he added, referring to the late entertainer.

Sayle also described Israel as a “teenager that’s never been given any boundaries.”

“[Israel] is endlessly indulged by its doting parents, the West, and has become a psychopath as a result.

“It thinks that everybody else is in the wrong and it is in the right,” he said.

Jul 19 07:33

GAZA UNDER ATTACK

A chronology of disproportionate attacks on Gaza

Jul 19 07:22

Russia says will impose visa bans on U.S. citizens in retaliation

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Moscow would retaliate to the United States' most recent sanctions over Ukraine by denying entry to several U.S. citizens.

"Retaliatory measures definitely will be taken. First of all, a similar number of Americans will be prohibited from entering (Russia)," the ministry's spokesman Alexander Lukashevich was quoted in a ministry statement as saying.

Jul 19 07:20

Norwegian surgeon witnesses Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Gilbert, 67, a surgeon, murmurs as he walks in the Intensive Care Unit: "This is outrageous, horrific and unbelievable... what's happening is no less than premeditated killing and genocide."

In an interview with Safa News, Gilbert says the Israeli occupation deliberately uses internationally forbidden destructive weapons in its continued onslaught on Gaza.

"Israeli bombs cause injuries that cannot be immediately seen via x-ray," Gilbert said, "After a period of time, the injury starts to bleed."

"The material used in these bombs is uncommon, which explains why we cannot cure the injured parts, and in some cases doctors are forced to amputate them," he says.

Jul 19 06:40

Harper's one-sided approach to Gaza is a betrayal of Canadian values

Certain minimal standards are expected of a national leader in what is known as the "civilized world."

One of those standards would seem to be that, when massive numbers of defenceless civilians are being killed, a national leader should call for the killing to stop.

Jul 19 06:36

Another Leak of Radioactive Water Reported at Fukushima NPP in Japan

TOKYO, July 19 (RIA Novosti) - Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima-1, has reported another leak of radioactive water at the fifth unit, according to a company’s press release Saturday.

TEPCO has said the leak on the fifth floor of the unit was found on Saturday at about 01:30 local time (16:30 GMT Friday). Preliminary estimates show that the amount of leakage is about 100 liters of fluid.

The leak was discovered in the watergate area of the pipe which is used to transfer liquid for the spent fuel pond cooling. Currently, the temperature in the pond is 25.2 degrees centigrade. No changes in radiation background at the unit have been registered so far.

Jul 19 06:35

Russia Asks Kiev 10 Simple Questions About MH17

Activist Post

Russia has denied involvement in the downing of flight MH17. Now they're demanding answers to some very basic questions about Kiev's actions related to the crash and their immediate, unsubstantiated claims that Russia was to blame.

Russia's Deputy Defense Minister was interviewed by RT who made these questions public. Yes, RT is clearly biased, but who wouldn't like to know the answers to these questions?...

Jul 19 06:34

JUST LIKE MSM, POLITICAL CARTOONS ALL BLAME RUSSIA FOR DOWNING OF MH17 [CARTOONS]

Jul 19 06:32

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza

Jul 19 06:31

Busted! Kiev's Video Implicating Russia Posted to Youtube BEFORE Plane Was Shot Down

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Common sense says this video is a hoax. Russia and the Ukrainian independence groups know that such a shoot down would turn world opinion against them, so why would they make such a video in the first place?

Jul 19 06:29

Court denies payout to Ponzi scheme victims

In yet another blow to the thousands of victims of the $7 billion Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, a federal appeals panel in Washington has denied the SEC's bid to force the Securities Investor Protection Corp. (SIPC) to help cover investor losses.

Jul 19 06:28

Israel Firing Experimental Weapons at Gaza’s Civilians, Say Doctors

Doctors treating patients in Gaza have accused Israel of using experimental weapons on Palestinian civilians.

Addressing reporters at a press conference on Sunday, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry in Gaza said, “Medical teams have registered injuries consistent with those caused by DIME [dense inert metal explosives] and other banned weapons.”

He added, “Israel has mercilessly targeted Palestinian civilians leaving many of them with life-threatening injuries and future handicaps.”

Jul 19 06:27

'You are being taken out of here, this is the order of your guards': 'Drunk' pro-Russian rebels deny access to MH17 crash site

There were also reports that a black box record is 'on its way to Moscow', as Ukraine said it had yet to be given any of the devices.

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The reason for this obvious smear job on the Ukrainian rebels is to discredit in advance anything Moscow may find on those black box recorders that points to Kiev as the culprit.

Jul 19 06:23

White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border

New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.

The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon, shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.

But the number of migrants who cross the border in so-called “family units” has spiked five-fold to 55,420, according to the border patrol’s data, which came out amid a storm of news about the shoot-down of a Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine, delays in failed U.S. nuke talks with Iran, and on Hamas’ continued war against Israel.

Jul 19 06:23

Florida dad beats man he found allegedly raping his son, report says

A Florida dad who told police he walked in on a man sexually abusing his child, left the suspect motionless and bleeding Friday morning on the living room floor, police said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good!

Jul 19 06:22

Hospitals and commonly prescribed drugs are killing and harming the elderly

A study published last November in the New England Journal of Medicine found that blood thinners and diabetes drugs caused most of the emergency hospital visits for drug reactions among people over 65 years of age in the United States. According to the study, just four medications - used alone or in combination - were responsible for two-thirds of the emergency hospitalizations among older adults.

Jul 19 06:22

Bank of America reports 43% drop in quarterly profits

Bank of America has reported a 43% drop in its second-quarter profits after a fall in mortgage revenue and a rise in legal costs.

The bank, the US's second largest, said net income of $2.3bn (£1.34bn) was down from $3.4bn (£1.99bn) a year earlier.

Its finances have been hit recently by huge payments to the authorities to fend off accusations of wrong-doing.

In the past year, its earnings per share have fallen from 32 cents (19p) to 19 cents (11p).

In April the bank agreed to pay $9.5bn for misleading US mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the financial crisis in 2008.

Jul 19 06:18

U.S. Government Lied to Pretend that Accidental Russian Shootdown of Commercial Plane Was Intentional … Three Decades Ago

Ray McGovern – a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their vice presidents, secretaries of state, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials – provides vital details on an accidental shootdown by Russia – and America’s disinformation campaign to make it look intentional – 3 decades ago:

The U.S. press might pause to recall how it’s been manipulated by the U.S. government in the past, including three decades ago by the Reagan administration twisting the facts of the KAL-007 tragedy.

In that case, a Soviet fighter jet shot down a Korean Air Line plane on Sept. 1, 1983, after it strayed hundreds of miles off course and penetrated some of the Soviet Union’s most sensitive airspace over military facilities in Kamchatka and Sakhalin Island.

Jul 19 06:18

Scandal at the FDA: board members with drug maker ties voted to approve drug that's killing women

An investigation by the Washington Monthly and the British Medical Journal determined that at least four members of an FDA advisory board which voted to approve a drug used in the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin had either done work for the drugs' manufacturer or received research funds from the manufacturer. Though the four committee members disclosed their ties to the FDA, the FDA decided that the ties did not matter and did not make the disclosures public. Tragically, the drugs the committee endorsed have been killing the women who take them.

Jul 19 06:17

'UK, other powers idle as Israel continues war on Gaza'

As I write, the Israelis have slaughtered 160 Palestinians in their latest mad-dog military adventure, the vast majority being civilians including 35 children. 934 others have been wounded, including 280 children.

And still the mighty international community shuffles and mumbles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proving to the citizens of other nations that Israel has subverted their own governments just as thoroughly as they have Washington DC!

Jul 19 06:16

Gaza death toll reaches 316 as Israel continues attacks

Israel is pressing ahead with its relentless aerial and ground assaults on the besieged Gaza Strip, pushing the death toll to 316 in just 12 days.

The Palestinian Health Ministry says more than 70 of the victims have been children.

Israeli warplanes pounded a number of positions in Gaza during the early hours of Saturday. The fresh airstrikes killed more than 20 people.

More than 2,200 others have been injured since the offensive began on July 8.

Palestinian officials say as many as 65 people lost their lives since Israeli tanks began shelling the impoverished enclave on Thursday, when the Tel Aviv regime launched its ground operation in the besieged Palestinian territory.

Jul 19 06:16

FLASHBACK - Death of Russian citizen in cross-border shelling not enough to call Kiev to account - PsakiRead more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_16/Death-of-Russian-citizen-in-cross-border-shelling-not-enough-to-call-Kiev-to-account-Psaki-1055/

The US Department of State has made another attempt to exonerate Kiev from responsibility for what's happening in eastern Ukraine.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_16/Death-of-Russian-citizen-in-c...

Jul 19 06:15

Epic fail: Israel's ambassador to US lambasted on Twitter during #AskDermer Q&A

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer received fierce backlash on Thursday as he defended his country’s Operation Protective Edge offensive on Gaza during a Twitter Q&A.

According to the latest Pew Research polling on the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Americans still heavily lean toward sympathizing with Israel. Yet Dermer urged those who oppose Israel's military actions to ask him any questions so he could clarify his government's position. So they did, but the result was probably not the one that Dermer expected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is why we don't pay attention to anything Pew Research has to say any more.

Jul 19 06:09

Greg Mannarino: Debt Bubble Close To Bursting

Jul 19 06:07

VIDEO: State Dept Jennifer Psaki asked about Gaza Genocide c-span

Q: How many people have to die for it to be a genocide

A: There is a range of definitions on genocide

Jul 19 06:06

Central Bankers Are Now Using The Malaysian Airline False Flag To Start WWIII

Jul 19 06:06

Jews for peace - Michèle Sibony explain how the Pro-Palestine demonstration was actually a trap put by the Zionist JDL

(french Jewish Union for Peace was invited in covering an earlier demonstration that was repressed by the Paris Police, as well as her point of view in the Gaza situation

Jul 19 06:05

Protest against Detroit water shutoffs - 7/18/2014

Jul 19 06:03

Israel targets hospitals in Gaza assault

Israel shelled the Beit Hanoun hospital in northern Gaza on Friday, damaging the top floors and causing panic among patients and staff, employees said.

A nurse in the hospital told Ma'an that Israel fired a drone missile at the roof and third floor, damaging water supplies.

Jul 19 06:03

Israeli police ransack Tariq Abu Khdeir family home and arrest relatives in apparent revenge raid

Just hours after 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir left for Ben Gurion International Airport to return home to Tampa, Florida, Israeli police raided and ransacked the home of his family in the Shufat neighborhood

Jul 19 06:00

Putin Poised to Retaliate Against Obama by Trashing Iran Deal

Earlier this week, Putin promised to retaliate against the United States for new sanctions targeting his friends and business associates, as well as large Russian defense, energy, and financial firms. On Thursday, Putin called President Obama to alert him a civilian jetliner had crashed over Eastern Ukraine, a tragedy the U.S. says was caused by a missile shot from a Russian-made SA-11 mobile surface to air missile system located in a separatist-held area.

Putin’s next call was to none other than the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

“Mr. Putin and Mr. Rouhani exchanged views on the state of talks on Iran’s nuclear program,” stated the Kremlin readout of the call. “The two leaders also examined bilateral cooperation matters of mutual interest, including joint projects in the oil and gas sector and in peaceful nuclear energy.”

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The US makes war. Russia makes deals!

Jul 19 06:00

British Parliament Accuses Israel of War Crimes

British MP: This is not just a war about rockets, but it is a war about illegal settlements and stolen land.

Highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which British MPs collectively accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment,etc. etc.

Jul 19 05:59

Flight 17 - RT HD Headline News 19 July 1200 CET (Central European Time)

Jul 19 05:58

Reminder: U.S. Plotted to Provoke Shoot Down of Airliner to Create Pretext for War

In 2005, a memo was leaked from a January 2003 meeting between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair during which Bush, “considered provoking a war with Saddam Hussein’s regime by flying a United States spyplane over Iraq bearing UN colours, enticing the Iraqis to take a shot at it.”

However, this was by no means the first time that the United States considered such methods. Declassified documents from 1962?s infamous Operation Northwoods confirm that the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff planned to, “create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama, or Venezuela.”

The Joint Chiefs planned to pack the plane with “a group of college students off on a holiday” in order to fully demonize Cuba and potentially set the stage for a confrontation with the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.

Jul 19 05:56

Israel's military by the numbers

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Israel's military might, paid for by the US taxpayer, deployed against a nation without an army, without an air force, and without a navy.

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