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August 20, 2015

Aug 20 23:35

North Korea Declares 'Quasi-State of War' with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high-alert and declared a "quasi-state of war" in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border.

Following an emergency meeting of the North's central military commission, Mr. Kim said frontline units would "enter a wartime state" starting at 5:00 p.m. local time Friday, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

Pyongyang has made similar declarations in the past, including during periods of heightened tension in 2010 and 2013. The two countries are technically already in a state of war since the truce that ended their 1950s conflict did not become a peace treaty.

Aug 20 23:34

S Korea Doubts Pyongyang’s Intentions to Hold Dialogue After Fire Exchange

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification is skeptical about the North’s intent to hold open dialogue in view of the recent exchange of fire between the neighbors.

Aug 20 23:33

EVIL WOMAN (Hillary) VIDEO

Aug 20 23:31

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un orders frontline army to enter state of war from 5pm Friday

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5pm (0830 GMT) Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday.

Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report.



Aug 20 20:24

Israel strikes Damascus’ military targets in retaliation for rocket fire by ‘Iran-funded militants’

Israel has pounded with artillery and launched airstrikes against 14 Syrian military positions in Golan Heights, holding Damascus responsible for failing to prevent a rocket attack on Israeli territory which the IDF pinned on an “Iran funded Islamic Jihad” group.

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"Iran funded." When Israel lays on the bullshit, they go for extra layers!

Aug 20 16:41

Why is Hollywood hooked on re-makes? The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Mad Max are the first of a long list of films that are set to be revisited

The irony is that 30 years ago, nobody with any self-respect made sequels or remakes . . . or paid to see them.

But in the past decade, 90 per cent of the most popular films have been based on earlier movies, comic books or novels. It seems no one in Hollywood now has an original notion in their heads.

Aug 20 16:35

Farewell Dione! Cassini reveals spectacular views of Saturn's moon during its final approach to the icy world

A stunning landscape looms beneath the Cassini spacecraft in new images of Dione taken during the mission's last close approach to the icy world.

Two of the new images show the surface of Dione at the best resolution ever taken, revealing stunning details about Saturn's mysterious moon.

Nasa's spacecraft passed 295 miles (474km) above Dione's surface at 11:33am PDT (2:33pm EDT) on August 17 to take these series of images.

Aug 20 16:10

Jeremy Corbyn WILL apologise on behalf of Labour for Iraq War if he wins leadership contest

Jeremy Corbyn will apologise on behalf of Labour for the Iraq War if he wins the leadership next month.

The left-wing frontrunner said Labour must finally say sorry for the “deception” which took Britain to war in 2003.

And he hinted he may not support extending British military action against Islamic State to Syria in a Parliamentary vote expected next month.

"It is past time that Labour apologised to the British people for taking them into the Iraq war on the basis of deception - and to the Iraqi people for the suffering we have helped cause," Mr Corbyn said in a statement to the Guardian last night.

"Under our Labour, we will make this apology."

Aug 20 16:09

Greece's Tsipras steps down, calls elections after tough battle on bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation Thursday and called for elections in the wake of a bruising political battle over austerity measures demanded by the nation’s creditors.

The president of the nation's supreme court, Vasiliki Thanou-Christophilou, will take over as prime minister in a caretaker government until the elections, in keeping with the constitution. She will be Greece’s first female prime minister.

Aug 20 16:05

Weather data at Washington’s Reagan National Airport fiddled…

Are political considerations superseding scientific ones at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?

Aug 20 15:47

US gives military field hospital worth $7.6 mln to Ukraine



Aug 20 15:30

Whole Sections Of Arizona No Longer Functioning Under United States Control

Mexican drug cartels operate freely 70 miles north of the border in Arizona

Aug 20 15:29

There’s Movement at the Station: John Remington Graham Has Helped Aunt Maret Tsarnaeva File an Affidavit and an Amicus Curiae

Everything about the Boston Marathon case has been thrown into disarray by the new affidavit and amicus curiae filed by Maret Tsarnaeva, paternal aunt of the deceased Tamerlan and the incarcerated Dzhokar (nickname: Jahar). And I do mean filed, not just “sent in the mail.” A Minnesota lawyer, who lives in Quebec, gave guidance to Maret’s pro se filing. He is John Remington Graham.

There are four grounds on which the story of the Boston Marathon bombing is suddenly all-new. Which of the four would you like to discuss today, the most profoundly constitutional one, or the fantastic human-interest shocker? Oh rapture, I knew you would want to hear about the parchment above all, since it is, for Americans, our lifeblood.

Aug 20 15:24

Happy Birthday Ron Paul!

Today, former Texas Republican Congress, three-time presidential candidate and bestselling author Ron Paul turns age 80. What a life he has led. He has accomplished so much in his life, but perhaps his biggest achievement has been waking millions up to freedom, liberty and Austrian economics. We just want to wish you a happy birthday, Mr. Ron Paul.

Aug 20 15:21

Software update borked radar, delayed hundreds of flights, says US FAA

The problem occurred in the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system that the FAA is installing across its US radar network. The ERAM system coordinates high-altitude radar readings and allows controllers to track 1,900 aircraft at a time, compared to 1,100 with the older Host radar system.

A new software update, installed on Saturday, allowed air traffic controllers to set up windows of frequently accessed information when needed, but the new code wasn't deleting this data when the operator changed the data, and instead stored it in memory. As a result the entire system overloaded and caused massive delays.

Between 11am and 4pm, flights over the nation's capital were either delayed or cancelled. In all, there were 476 cancellations and 492 delays at Washington's three airports before the fault was identified and fixed.

Aug 20 15:20

Walk4kids September 2015

What are the aims and objectives of Walk for Children?

1. To begin a drive for change by showcasing to the world that Israel, despite being the world leader in welfare issues taking children, is also the country which wants to express to the world the need for FAMILIES TO STAY TOGETHER WITHOUT GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT.

2. To encourage people worldwide to actually take action, not just talk on social media. To put their complaints and stories into real action for change.

3. The success of the walk is how many people take action for change.

There is no doubt that worldwide, citizens are struggling with over protective or zealous welfare workers. Israel is unique in that they also use No Exit Orders to hold people in the country who could ordinarily travel and build new lives.

Aug 20 15:18

Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts

NASA’s budget woes have forced it to consider sending museum pieces into space.

With funding cuts looming, NASA engineers are saving cash by cannibalising parts from retired shuttles in museum displays to use on the International Space Station (ISS).

Aug 20 15:14

Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

Yet another potentially serious security flaw has been revealed in Android.

This time the problem involves the mobile operating system's ability to run more than one app at once – as opposed to its handling of multimedia messages, which was the crux of a cyber* of vulnerabilities last month.

The latest security blunder opens the door to criminals who want to spy on device owners, steal login details, install ransomware, and so on, it is claimed.

We're told the vulnerability can be exploited to show a spoofed user interface, controlled by an attacker, when someone starts an app: the owner will not be aware that they are typing into another program masquerading as a legit application.



Aug 20 14:43

Another US Retailer To Close 90 Stores

Aug 20 14:31

They are trying to rescue Hillary and I bet she WILL be "President"

Just watch the trends on Drudgereport. As the articles progress, what she did becomes less and less . . . . . yet the 17,800 classified mails plus other odds and ends is actually the same. Someone stepped in and started messing with the team that is doing the analysis of her hard drive, the entire investigation has been usurped and those who were initially on the project called the Michael Savage radio program to say what is going on. They are calling Hillary's actions the same as I have called them - the worst case of espionage in America's history BY FAR, nothing else even comes close.

Aug 20 14:24

Secret Service agents: Behind the scenes Hillary Clinton – self-proclaimed middle class champion – is nasty and abusive toward her own detail

While Hillary Clinton claims she will be the champion of the little people if elected, the truth is that behind the scenes she is so nasty and abusive toward her own Secret Service detail and treats them with such contempt that being assigned to Hillary’s detail is considered a form of punishment within the Security Service.

Aug 20 14:15

Nature Takes on Tech As Lightning Strikes Google FOUR TIMES Erasing Cloud Data

In an iconic moment of the data-driven society, a Google data-center in Belgium was struck not once, but four times by lightning during a storm.

The old adages apparently don't apply in this modern age, as a power outage temporarily took down the computing facility after the repeated strikes of lightning hit its power grid.

The string of incidents resulted in a loss of a relatively small amount of cloud computing information, that nonetheless underscore the vulnerability of customer data. The London Telegraph reports:

Repeated lightning strikes have caused a Google data centre in Belgium to lose a small amount of data after the company was unable to restore some information.

Four successive strikes on the electricity grid that powers facilities in Saint-Ghislain, near Mons, affected 5 per cent of persistent, or non-virtual disks in the zone that powers Google Compute Engine, its cloud computing platform.

Aug 20 14:05

IN PHOTOS ~~ DEMO AT UN IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKER

Hunger striker Allan re-enters coma, in critical condition

Aug 20 14:04

Alex Jones supports Zionist israel

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Dr. David Duke will be our on-air guest next Tuesday to talk about the aftermath of his recent appearance on Alex Jones! Spread the word!

Aug 20 13:52

Presidential candidate named ‘Deez Nuts’ polling at 9% among North Carolina voters

GOP hopeful Donald Trump is leading in polls, but he faces some competition from "Deez Nuts." -- More shockingly, however, is how well Nuts, who is running as an independent, is faring in the key state of North Carolina, where, according a to a Public Policy Polling poll, the mysterious figure got the support of 9% of likely voters.

Aug 20 13:45

Jared Fogle, ex-Subway pitchman, paid kids for sex on New York trips, prosecutor says

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle capitalized on his business trips to New York City to arrange sexual encounters with minors in luxury hotels, federal prosecutors said in charging the Indiana man in a case that also documented his acceptance of child pornography from a close associate.

Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex with girls as young as 16 and received child pornography. The case already has destroyed his career with the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.

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I hope he gets a "footlong" while in jail!

Aug 20 13:45

It Starts: Broad Retaliation Against China in Currency War

Hot money is already fleeing emerging markets. Higher rates in the US will drain more capital out of countries that need it the most. It will pressure emerging market currencies and further increase the likelihood of a debt crisis in countries whose governments, banks, and corporations borrow in a currency other than their own.

This scenario would be bad enough for the emerging economies. But now China has devalued the yuan to stimulate its exports and thus its economy at the expense of others. And one thing has become clear on Wednesday: these struggling economies that compete with China are going to protect their exports against Chinese encroachment.

Hence a currency war.

Aug 20 13:44

America’s Greatest Hits—So to Speak

Here we are, falling for the scam again. Iran, ISIS, al-Qaida Reloaded, and Yemen, and al-Shabab, and al-Everyone Else on Ye Olde List of Ye Witches, er, terrorists. America’s Greatest Hits.

Aug 20 13:32

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.

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Before we listen to the lies about Iran, let us remember the lies about Iraq!

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Aug 20 13:31

FLASHBACK - U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix faults Bush administration for lack of "critical thinking" in Iraq

Speaking on the anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, originally declared as a pre-emptive strike against a madman ready to deploy weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), the man first charged with finding those weapons said that the U.S. government has "the same mind frame as the witch hunters of the past" — looking for evidence to support a foregone conclusion.

Aug 20 13:28

The Plot To Dump Trump

There is, however, one more trick that the media establishment, and particularly its GOP representatives, can use against Trump, and they have already begun to employ it. First they concede that the “people” in flyover country are sick of “Washington politicians” and are looking for alternatives

Aug 20 13:15

Defense Secretary: We’re Looking at U.S. Sites for Gitmo Detainees

The top two sites are the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the naval brig at Charleston, S.C., Carter said.

Aug 20 13:11

VIDEO: Hillary spox stumbles and mumbles over deleted emails

The Clinton campaign is still groping for two sentences to put together to explain why Hillary’s email server was wiped clean. Campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri appeared on CNN moments ago to try again to come up with an answer. Instead, it was largely rambling and incoherent.

Aug 20 13:03

The Deceptions of Hillary Clinton

selective enforcement snip : Consider this. In the past month, the Department of Justice indicted a young sailor who took a selfie in front of a sonar screen on a nuclear submarine and emailed the selfie to his girlfriend. It also indicted a Marine who sent an urgent warning to his superiors on his Gmail account about a dangerous Afghani spy who eventually killed three fellow Marines inside an American encampment. The emailing Marine was indicted for failure to secure classified materials. Gen. David Petraeus stored top-secret materials in an unlocked desk drawer in the study of his secured and guarded Virginia home and was indicted for the same crimes. And a former CIA agent was just sentenced to three years in prison for destroying one top-secret email.

Aug 20 12:57

Joint British-French Border Force to be Deployed to Calais to Confront Migrant Crisis

British police, including UK Border Force officers, will be deployed to France after Home Secretary Theresa May signed a belated agreement with the French government on the Calais migrant crisis.

The agreement will establish a joint control and command centre, headed up by senior British and French officers, and signals a step up in British involvement in Calais. The unusual feature of the Euro Tunnel project, which effectively pushed the British border forward onto the continent for the first time since the 13th century, has caused friction between the two countries as it has left the French government patrolling the border almost unassisted.

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There would not be a migrant crisis is the western nations hadn't been mucking about in the Middle East and Africa!

Aug 20 12:51

The Federal Reserve is Not Your Friend

Imagine that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was a corporation, with its shares owned by the nation's major pharmaceutical companies. How would you feel about the regulation of medications? Whose interests would this corporation be serving? Or suppose that major oil companies appointed a small committee to periodically announce the price of a barrel of crude in the United States. How would that impact you at the gasoline pump?

Such hypotheticals would strike the majority of Americans as completely absurd, but it's exactly how our banking system operates.

Aug 20 12:47

Ukraine Debt Deadline in 3 Weeks - It's a Haircut Cliffhanger

Just before mid-September Ukraine has to come up with $0.5 billion.
Unclear that Kiev can do so or will be willing to since creditors have been reluctant to forgive much debt.
Meanwhile Ukrainians are almost certainly in for further ‘haircuts’ with pension cuts, higher gas prices and so on.
'Reverse Flow' Didn't Save Ukraine Money. It Cost It Millions Extra
Surprise, surprise. It would have been cheaper for Ukraine to purchase Russian gas directly from Russia, rather than get the same gas from the EU http://russia-insider.com/en/business/reverse-flow-didnt-save-ukraine-...

Aug 20 12:41

Clinton Aide Formed Private Company While Already Working For Two Others, Plus State Dept.

One of the several lawsuits and congressional investigations that brought Hillary Clinton’s email scandal to light (contrary to her laughable assertions that she “voluntarily” disclosed anything) concerns her aide Huma Abedin’s very curious employment arrangement.

Abedin was working for the State Department full-time while simultaneously working for two private corporations: a consulting firm called Teneo established by one of Bill Clinton’s former aides, and the notorious “charity” known as the Clinton Foundation.

Aug 20 12:41

Kazakhstan Follows Russia in Floating the Currency

Russia Insider’s Alexander Mercouris has argued the single most important factor that has allowed Russia to weather lower oil prices so well has been its decision to float the ruble.
Kazakhstan chose a different strategy and continued to maintain a partial peg to the dollar - and as a result has found itself in considerable difficulty.
Now, however, Astana has declared it will move toward a freely-floating currency as Russia did last year.

Aug 20 12:40

Why Obama is torpedoing Hillary Clinton

The president craves a successor who will preserve his legacy

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Obama is not torpedoing Hillary. He has the FBI working to cover up the story of the emails and the link to Benghazi (which is what started the whole email issue) the way the FBI provably covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster.

Hillary sent weapons to the US' declared enemies Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria during the declared war on terror. That is treason. I don;t think Hillary took that step on her own, and Obama knows that if Hillary goes down, so does he!

Aug 20 12:39

Russia or the West: Who's Really Rattling the Nuclear Saber?

Iran has called for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, starting with Israel, but NATO’s nuclear powers aren’t listening.
Worse than that, they inflate their need for ‘nuclear deterrence’ based on false claims that justify the massacres of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Aug 20 12:16

Anti-Vaccine Doctor, Dr. Leonard Horowitz, Explains He’s Under Attack – Targeted by TPTB

America is threatened with radical risks from mandatory vaccinations politically imposed by drug industrialists with direct links to the Nazis of World War II. After all these years, the poisoning of people’s bodies and minds for profit and population control–global genocide–is alive and well in the “National Public Health Service” and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) complicit with Big Pharma in committing mass murder and consumer fraud.

In this Special Warning–a public service message–from world leading vaccine industry whistleblower, Dr. Leonard Horowitz (a Harvard-trained public health and consumer safety activist), reveals the outrageous truth about vaccination risks grossly neglected, and purposely concealed, by health officials, politicians, and the corporate-controlled media promoting mandatory vaccinations for all school children.

Aug 20 12:10

NATO: Russian threatening capability may destroy Alliance

Russia creates a high-risk situation for Europe, and hinders NATO's fulfilling its functions, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said.
Dempsey claimed that, ''threats are the combination, or the aggregate, of capabilities and intentions. Let me set aside for the moment, intentions, because I don't know what Russia intends.''
According to the general, Russia has quite threatening potential in space, cyber space, ground-based cruise missiles, submarines, and other activities aiming at severing communications.
''I do think one of the things that Russia does seem to to do is either discredit, or even more ominously, create the conditions for the failure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,'' he said.

Aug 20 12:10

Court says Clinton emails broke ‘government policy’

A federal judge said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unique email arrangement broke “government policy” and prodded the department to talk to the FBI about getting a look at the computer server and flash drives used to store her emails.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was surprised the State Department hadn’t even made that request, and poked at the administration’s claim that the FBI needed to be left alone to conduct its investigation.

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The FBI is being left alone to cover up the email scandal, just like it covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster!

Aug 20 12:08

Saudis to persuade Russia to surrender Assad?

The King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is going to pay Russia an official visit at the end of 2015. How will this influence the Russian policy in the Middle East? Will the Kremlin change its stance on Syria? Pravda.Ru conducted an interview with Efim Rezvan, a well-known Arabist, Professor, and scholar in Islamic studies.

Aug 20 12:01

Israel Strikes Syria in Response to Rocket Fire in the North

The Israeli army responded with artillery fire after rockets fired from Syria exploded in Israel's north on Thursday, while the Israel Air Force also struck Syria in response.

At least four rockets were fired at the northern Galilee and Golan Heights on Thursday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said. The rocket attack, which the IDF characterized as "deliberate and orchestrated," resulted in no casualties.

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And JUST when Israel was training for a Syrian ground invasion! What an amazing coincidence. and, of course, anyone who doesn't think it is a coincidence is a Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!

Anyone here stupid enough to believe that Syria would invite an Israeli invasion by firing rockets into Israel ... then not aim those rockets at anything important? Because if you are that stupid, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Aug 20 12:00

NATO StratCom opens new office in Latvia

The StratCom center in Riga is the third such center in the Baltic States. Previously, a NATO Cyber Security Centre opened in Estonia and the NATO Energy Security Center set up an office in Lithuania.
The StratCom center based in Riga is part of NATO’s military structure. It has a status of international military organization. Its task is to develop NATO’s strategic communications capabilities within the Alliance and conduct research and experimentation to find practical solutions to existing challenges.

Aug 20 11:48

Militia say Kiev forces' grouping of troops in Donbas built up to 90,000

On Thursday, August 20 the grouping of pro-Kiev armed units in eastern Ukraine totaled 90,000 men and officers, 450 tanks, 203 salvo artillery units, and five Tochka-U missile complexes, Eduard Basurin, a top official at the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic told the Donetsk News Agency. The troops are concentrated in four sectors - Mariupol, Donetsk, Debaltsevo, and Luhansk.
"A total of five separate mechanized brigades, two separate tanks brigades, and air mobile brigade, an artillery brigade, and a salvo system brigade have been deployed ... to advance to Mariupol," the official, Eduard Basurin said. "All in all, this grouping has 22,500 men and officers, more than 130 tanks, more than 560 armored cars, fifty-five salvo artillery units, about 200 artillery guns and mortars, and about 720 antitank weapons."
European delegation source says Normandy Four meeting ended with no result http://tass.ru/en/world/815607

Aug 20 11:47

U.K. Police Stripped Of Stop and Search Powers For Persistent Abuse

United Kingdom — The Northamptonshire police force has announced it will strip officers of the right to stop and search individuals if officers are deemed to have abused the law enforcement tactic. Police officers will be given “three strikes” on stop and search “errors” before their powers are withdrawn, according to the Northampton Chronicle. The panel has already stripped the power from three special constables, two regular constables, and three sergeants since last October. Six of the nine have since had their powers reinstated after further training.

Aug 20 11:46

Russian Emergencies Ministry’s convoy delivers humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk

More than 100 trucks have delivered more than 1,000 tons of humanitarian cargoes to Donbas today, including food (pasta, flour, sugar, tea, cooking oil and canned products), medicine and necessities. This is the 36th humanitarian convoy since August 2014
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has conducted about 300 humanitarian operations abroad over the past 20 years, providing aid to nearly 140 countries of the world, the ministry’s press service said on Wednesday on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, marked every August 19. http://tass.ru/en/russia/815141

Aug 20 11:46

Federal Judge Orders DEA to Release Information about Illegal Mass Surveillance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been ordered by a federal judge to provide information on its secretive mass surveillance program to a human rights group. Human Rights Watch (HRW), with legal help from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), sued the DEA and other federal agencies to stop the collecting of data on international phone calls made by Americans to overseas parties—a form of unauthorized surveillance that the DEA quietly performed for two decades, according to EFF.

Aug 20 11:36

'After the procedure is done ... the heart is still beating'

"So you know there are times when after the procedure is done that the heart is still beating."

The words are from Ben Van Handel, the executive director of Novogenix Laboraties, which works with Planned Parenthood to take organs from the bodies of infants terminated through abortion and resell them.

The chilling confirmation that infants sometimes not only are delivered "intact" but alive came in the seventh video released by the Center for Medical Progress.

Aug 20 11:34

Moscow calls on Seoul and Pyongyang to demonstrate utmost restraint

Russian, North Korean deputy FMs discuss situation on Korean peninsula:
"The sides exchanged opinions on a range of pressing aspects of bilateral relations, as well as on the current situation on the Korean peninsula," the ministry said.
Maria Zakharova, the official spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said earlier exchange of artillery fire between the North Korean and South Korean forces "cannot but cause alarm."
"It’s important for them to stay away from any actions prone with aggravating the situation and particularly to avoid the use of firearms."
http://tass.ru/en/world/815587

Aug 20 11:34

Federal lawsuit demands Costco label shrimp packaging 'product of slavery'

A federal lawsuit is demanding that Costco label much of the shrimp it sells as the product of human slavery.

The lawsuit, which also wants Costco to stop buying shrimp from its suppliers in Thailand, was filed in California. It alleges that Costco is deceiving customers by not including an advisory about slavery on product packaging.

The plaintiffs claim that the United Nations and the U.S. State Department have established that Thai shrimp producers depend on slave labor.

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But don't you DARE label anything that has GMO in it!!!!!!

Aug 20 11:33

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.

Out of concern for the public at large, the statistics on Lawyers were withheld for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!?

Aug 20 11:31

China presents ‘fundamental challenge to American strategy,’ says Kissinger

China "inherently presents a fundamental challenge to American strategy", "a much subtler problem than that of the Soviet Union," a patriarch of American foreign policy, Henry Kissinger, said in an interview with the National Interest magazine.
Dismissing a notion that the US had itself created a Frankenstein by ‘creating the opening to China’, the former secretary of state said: "A country that has had three thousand years of dominating its region can be said to have an inherent reality".
"The alternative would have been to keep China permanently subdued in collusion with the Soviet Union, and therefore making the Soviet Union-already an advanced nuclear country-the dominant country of Eurasia with American connivance," he noted.
"But China inherently presents a fundamental challenge to American strategy," he said in the interview.

Aug 20 11:30

EXCLUSIVE – Immigration Attorney: ‘Anchor Babies’ Now Big Money Business in US, $99,000 per Sale

Immigration attorney Kyle Barella is pleased that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump brought the “anchor baby” discussion to the forefront, as Barella said this has become a big money business for companies that provide wealthy foreign mothers neonatal and delivery services in the United States, so their child can become a U.S. citizen.

Barella, founder of Barella Law, explained exclusively to Breitbart News that the birth right citizenship law – although legal – is being abused by these companies. According to Barella, poor pregnant immigrant mothers coming across the southern border aren’t the ones being targeted, but rather the companies are targeting wealthy foreigners from countries such as China and Russia, at times making $99,000 dollars per sale.

Aug 20 11:29

Jeb: Trump Not a Proven Conservative, Has Un-American Policies

Wednesday at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump “doesn’t have a proven conservative record” and described him as being “very un-American.”

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You know, un-American policies like ... peace, prosperity, the Bill of Rights (especially that Fourth Amendment, Jeb) ... those sorts of un-American policies.

Aug 20 11:26

Georgos Galeos: Tsipras Surrendered the Greek Flag to the Germans

Aug 20 11:24

TPP Stumbles, Puts Sovereignty at Grave Risk

A funny thing happened on the way to global governance. Just when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was supposed to move one step closer to world corporatocracy, it stumbled over nationalism and fell. It may soon rise up again—all too soon—but the world’s plutocrats took a pace backward in failing to reach agreement on the final text of the proposed “free trade” treaty at the end of July in Lahaina, Hawaii.

It’s an American tradition to limit the power of government to protect the people from its excesses. Yet the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) takes that concept in the wrong direction, as it would, in a very dramatic and possibly permanent way, limit government by putting corporations in charge. As a result, the 12 governments that have signed onto the TPP would see their powers limited—but according to the designs of transnational banks and other corporations that have replaced the people as the real constituents.

Aug 20 11:23

15 Questions for The Donald

Since announcing his presidential candidacy on June 16, billionaire real estate mogul Donald John Trump has sparked a nationwide debate on illegal immigration, dismissed Senator John Sidney McCain III’s status as a “war hero,” lambasted a number of mainstream media newscasters, jabbed at fellow Republican contenders and emerged as the GOP’s undeniable frontrunner.

If given an opportunity to sit down with Trump, this writer would ask him the following 15 questions.

Aug 20 11:21

10 Questions for Bernie

United States Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernard “Bernie” Sanders (I-Vt.) has spoken out against the banking cartel, anti-American global trade deals and the military-industrial-banking complex. He also stands behind American workers.

But on other issues, an alarming number of red flags surrounding this man should fill voters with a great deal of concern.

If given the opportunity to interview Sanders, this writer would pose the following 10 questions that liberal mainstream media pundits refuse to broach.

Aug 20 11:20

The Seed of Corporate Greed

Is Monsanto the most evil corporation in the world? Many people say “yes.”

By a vote of 275 to 150, the United States House of Representatives passed on July 22, H.R. 1599, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015,” known to many as the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act.

Sponsored by Michael Richard Pompeo (R-Kan.), the DARK Act is so named because the legislation keeps consumers in the dark about which foods are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), preempts state efforts to mandate GMO labeling laws and creates a voluntary scheme tilted toward big agriculture’s interests. The DARK act also prohibits states and localities from banning GMO crops, as reported in this newspaper.

Aug 20 11:08

9-Year-Old Shot Dead in Ferguson While Sitting in Bed Doing Her Homework

A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework, her family says.

Aug 20 11:05

Original intent of the 14th Amendment

In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by stating:

"Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country."

This understanding was reaffirmed by Senator Edward Cowan, who stated:

"[A foreigner in the United States] has a right to the protection of the laws; but he is not a citizen in the ordinary acceptance of the word..."

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So under the original intent of the 14th Amendment, foreigners cannot sneak into the nation, pop out a baby, and have that baby be a citizen. Trump does not need to change the Constitution, he just needs to enforce it!

Aug 20 10:58

EXCLUSIVE: 'Don't you know who I am?' How Hillary's 'arrogant' aide Huma Abedin - now in the crosshairs of Servergate - tried to force her way past Secret Service agents without ID and expected them to carry her luggage

When it comes to arrogance, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime top aide, and her presidential candidate boss are two peas in a pod, according to Secret Service agents.

For that reason, it's not surprising that the FBI investigation of Hillary's use of classified emails reportedly got a jump start after uncovering highly classified emails sent by Abedin and another Clinton aide.

Yesterday, it was revealed that State Department BlackBerry devices issued to the former Secretary of State's aides Cheryl Mills and Abedin, 39, have likely been destroyed or sold off, the department said in a court filing.

Aug 20 10:54

Notes on Police Violence in America: St. Louis Police Kill 18-year-old, Send SWAT Teams against Demonstrators

The rapid police suppression of this minor protest in St. Louis reveals the advanced state of decay of democratic rights in the United States. When a crowd gathers to express anger and protest, the response of the state is increasingly to send in heavily armed, militarized police to intimidate protesters and quell social opposition.

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As a Christian pacifist who abhors violence, I am watching in great alarm as minor protests get escalated, generally by police violence. As long as a protest remains peaceful, the police do not, Constitutionally, have a legal right to intervene.

It is painfully clear that the underlying problems of poverty, drugs, and crime, have not been dealt with by city and country officials in St. Louis at all, one year after the shooting of Kajieme Powell.

I would like to hope that the leadership of all faith communities, churches, synagogues, and mosques in St. Louis come together to create some meaningful dialogue with police, and develop a better sense of trust.

I would also like to encourage the leadership of all faith communities to come together to create a public/private partnership for education in jobs which cannot be outsourced to the cheapest international pools of labor (as has most manufacturing).

Aug 20 10:39

Ashley Madison: The Internet’s Greatest COINTELPRO Honey Pot?

Anyone employed by the state who was stupid enough to join this site should by now realize that this whole hacking affair was a staged exercise in mass entrapment, and blackmail. The media are making a big deal about how this hack is somehow a “goldmine” for cyber criminals, but do not dare mention what this kind of information could do in the hands of the deep state via covert agencies like the NSA, the FBI or the CIA, Canada’s CSIS, or overseas spook houses like Britain’s MI5, or Israel’s Mossad.

Aug 20 10:38

North Korea Exchanges Fire With South Korea Over Loudspeaker

North Korea fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts — and South Korea fired back, officials said.

Aug 20 10:26

Exarchia, The Town In Athens Greece That Is Keeping The Government Out And Starting Anew

As the economic and political systems continue to crumble and collapse in Greece, a district in Athens is growing in strength and independence after large numbers of individuals began to keep the government out and empower their own community.

Aug 20 10:25

Report: Turkey Sends Trucks Loaded with Weapons, Ammo to Syria

A number of trucks have crossed Iskenderun and al-Salib border crossings over the last two nights into Lattakia and Idlib provinces, the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper said citing the Turkish opposition media reports.

It wrote that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also ordered blackouts in the border towns to facilitate the smuggling of the weapons into Syria.

Turkey is a key backer of the terrorists who fight against the Syrian people and the government of President Assad.

Aug 20 10:25

FLASHBACK - The Boot That Stamps On Your Face

The way to see that picture of one central controlling financial octopus slithering down through history with backroom bribes and secret assassinations is to take the core syllabus of Eustace Mullins and Archibald Maule Ramsay, edit it, and lay it out like an outline.

1645: Portuguese Jewish bankers in Holland Solomon de Medina and Fernando Carvajal secretly fund Oliver Cromwell to readmit the Jews to England, where they had been banished for loansharking for almost 400 years. This drama leads to the killing of the king, the debauching of Ireland, and the capture of the British treasury by the Jews, which is why the [Rothschild] City of London is the power center of the world today.

Aug 20 10:24

African-American rights activists endorse boycott of Israel

Young African-Americans facing heavily armed police in the streets of Baltimore and Ferguson over the past year have compared their situation to that of Palestinians under Israeli fire, telling reporters that their conditions were “like Gaza.” On Tuesday, black racial-justice activists took the comparison a step further, issuing a statement linking their cause with that of Palestinians, and putting their weight behind the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

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And here is where having Israeli companies train the American police to treat Americans the way the IDF treats the Palestinians backfires!

Aug 20 10:23

Saudi raid on Yemen teachers, senseless bloodshed: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned Saudi Arabia’s latest deadly airstrike on a teachers’ office in the northwestern Yemeni province of Amran, describing the attack as an act of bloodshed.

Aug 20 10:22

These alarming new passport laws are being snuck through Congress right now

Just the other day we wrote about a U.S. House “suspension” bill that would give the Secretary of State the authority to cancel your passport if he decided that you had “aided” an organization that he rules is terrorist.

There is no definition of what “aided” means, no chance to dispute the Secretary’s decision, no trial or presentation of evidence, and in fact any evidence the government has can be classified as secret so that you may not see it. In effect the Secretary of State can unilaterally consign you to internal exile and there is nothing you can do about it.

Because Members of the U.S. House were too cowardly to go on record voting for such an anti-American piece of legislation, the bill passed by a voice vote.

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Is America, in the 21st century still the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave" or has it become the "Land of the Cowed, and the Home of the Surveilled"?!?

The border between the US and Mexico is completely open, with no real control whatsoever; now, they want to lock the border against legal Americans leaving?!? Something is absolutely wrong with this picture.

Aug 20 10:21

UN Watchdog Says Access to Suspected Iran Nuclear Site Meets Demands

The International Atomic Energy Association said Thursday that it was satisfied by the access its inspectors would receive to the Parchin military site, where the Iranians are suspected of experimenting with components to create a nuclear bomb.

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It should be remembered that when Iraq was undergoing inspections, the American inspectors were accused of planting traces of weapons-grade uranium on the Iraqi sites. The other inspectors demanded the reference samples the Americans had to see if they were identical, and the Americans promptly destroyed their reference samples.

Aug 20 10:17

Indian Government sues Nestle for $99 million after finding lead in instant noodles

From selling Californians their own water at high costs during the worst drought in history to donating millions to fight GMO labeling through the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Big Food company Nestle is becoming despised more every day. Now, the company’s latest indiscretion has gotten them in trouble with the Indian Government.

Aug 20 10:15

Hillary Clinton Campaign Says Classified Emails Were on Server

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Wednesday that emails on the private server she used when she was secretary of state contained material that is now classified, the clearest explanation thus far of an issue that has roiled her bid for the presidency.

At the same time, the campaign sought to play down the disclosure by saying the material had been retroactively classified out of an abundance of caution by U.S. intelligence agencies.

“She was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified,” said Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.

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Now here is a real problem for Hillary. When information becomes classified, those people known to be officially in possession of that information are notified of the change in status. So either Hillary ignored the change of status, or had copies of the information outside normal channels.

Another point; much if not most of the information the Secretary of State deals with is classified. When Hillary set up her own server, there is no way she could assume no classified information would not land on it. So, weak security, NO encryption, set up by as company not cleared by DSS, both management and the company itself in serious legal trouble.

And, while Hillary may try to deflect the scandal by saying the information was not classified when she received it (unlikely) it certainly was classified when it was deleted, by Hillary personnel without the necessary security clearances to destroy classified information.

One more point. Nobody is going to believe that the United States Secretary of State isn't handling classified material. That is why Hillary has the security clearance, after all. So, if Hillary did not use her private email server to handle classified information ... what server DID she use for classified material? Certainly none provided for her use by the US Government!



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Aug 20 10:10

U.S. Official: Saudis Have Used Cluster Bombs in Yemen

The U.S. knows the Saudi government has employed cluster bombs in its ongoing war against Shiite Muslim rebels in neighboring Yemen, but has done little if anything to stop the use of the indiscriminate and deadly weapons during what has become a human rights catastrophe in one of the Arab world's poorest countries.

With watchdog groups warning of war crimes and attacks striking civilians in Yemen, the Pentagon declined to comment publicly on whether it has discussed cluster bombs with Saudi Arabia or encouraged its military to cease using them, deferring all such questions to the State Department. But a Pentagon official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, tells U.S. News "the U.S. is aware that Saudi Arabia has used cluster munitions in Yemen."

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Cluster bombs do such a magnificent job of ripping infants and toddlers apart with deadly dispatch.

It is painfully obvious that the Saudi government and military, and the US government, which allowed the Saudis to buy these weapons, collectively, have the morals of a trout, to be deploying this weapon in Yemen.

As reported at motherjones.com in June of this year:

On April 29, three adults and a child came across some fist-sized canisters on the ground outside of Baqim, a Yemeni town controlled by Houthi rebels. To the 10-year-old boy among them, they "looked like toys." Out of curiosity, they picked up the cannisters, which then exploded. All four were injured; a nurse told Human Rights Watch that the child was wounded in the stomach, and one of the adults received injuries to his face, torso, thigh, and crotch. Considering the kind of damage that cluster-bomb submunitions can cause, they're lucky to still be alive. Fighter jets from the Saudi Arabia-led coalition have been carrying out strikes against Houthi rebels since late March, when Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled the country. Now, according to two recent Human Rights Watch investigations, they are also using cluster munitions, some supplied by the United States. The first HRW report was published on the heels of mounting concern over the growing toll of civilian casualties from the air campaign—more than 1,800 people have been killed as of late May; at least 135 of them were children. The second report found evidence that US-supplied cluster munitions deployed near populated areas are harming civilians. Here's a look at why American cluster bombs, which have been banned by more than 100 countries, are being used in Yemen. Which US cluster bombs are being using in Yemen? Of the three types of cluster munitions identified recently in Yemen, two were manufactured in the United States and supplied by the US government. The notorious BLU-97, dubbed "Yellow Killers" for their high failure rate, were supplied to Saudi Arabia in the early '90s and have been dropped by Saudi-led forces in Yemen's Saada Province. The other type is the CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon, manufactured by Textron Systems Corporation. The CBU-105's 10 submunitions each contain four "skeets." "Those are the things that actually go boom," says Goose. In 2013, Textron landed a controversial $641 million contract to produce 1,300 of the cluster bombs for Saudi Arabia. While the CBU-105 is banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions, US law allows its export.

So let me get this straight: these cluster bombs are courtesy .... of the US government's allowing them to be sold for export?!?

Aug 20 10:08

CNN/ORC Poll: Donald Trump now competitive in general election

Since announcing his campaign in late June, Donald Trump has quickly leapt to the top of the Republican field, leading recent polls nationally, in Iowa and in New Hampshire. And now, for the first time in CNN/ORC polling, his gains among the Republican Party have boosted him enough to be competitive in the general election.

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Aug 20 10:05

Hillary Clinton just got more awful poll news — and there's now an opening for Joe Biden

Biden is running about equal or better with Clinton in head-to-head matchups with potential Republican challengers in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. And his underlying numbers could put him in better position than Clinton heading into the general election.

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Not bad for a guy who isn't officially a candidate yet! :)

Aug 20 10:04

Swing-state poll shows Joe Biden’s appeal

In hypothetical pairings, he performs as well or better than Clinton against the top GOP candidates.

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Aug 20 10:03

BEX ALERT - July was Earth's hottest month ever recorded

July was the hottest single month worldwide since records began in 1880, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday.

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These people never give up! It has already started snowing on the US as we head into another harsh winter, and still the US Government pushes this global warming and carbon tax bovine excrement!

Aug 20 09:57

Israeli Military Admits to Supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria Part of channel(s): Syria (current event)

The alternative press has noted for months that Israel is supporting jihadis in Syria. But Israel has consistently denied these allegations ... until now.

The Times of Israel reported 3 weeks ago:

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Monday that Israel has been providing aid to Syrian rebels, thus keeping the Druze in Syria out of immediate danger. Israeli officials have previously balked at confirming on the record that the country has been helping forces that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"We've assisted them under two conditions", Ya'alon said of the Israeli medical aid to the Syrian rebels, some of whom are presumably fighting with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. "That they don't get too close to the border, and that they don't touch the Druze."

Al Nusra is Al Qaeda, and closely affiliated with ISIS. And remember, there have never been any "moderate Syrian rebels" ... only Islamic Sunni jihadis.

Aug 20 09:56

INSANE Bloomberg Breaks Embargo

Aug 20 09:56

Morocco condemns Israel’s Judaisation of Jerusalem

The Moroccan government has condemned what it describes as Israel’s attempts to Judaise Jerusalem and encourage illegal Jewish settlements across the occupied territories.

Speaking to reporters after Wednesday’s cabinet meeting in Rabat, government spokesman and Minister of Communications Mustapha Al-Khalfi said that Morocco regards such attempts as the “fragmentation” of Arab and Islamic identity in the city.

“Work is underway within the Arab League,” he explained, “and in coordination with the Islamic countries to crystallise positions to stand up to these exercises and put in place a process that ensures support for the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and enables them to regain their legitimate rights.”

Aug 20 09:56

'Yemen After 5 Months Looks Like Syria After 5 Years': Red Cross Chief

The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Ertharin Cousin, head of the U.N.'s World Food Program, said that while some food aid is flowing in, fighting around major ports is stalling deliveries, while reaching the country's interior is proving difficult and donor funding is still falling short.

"If we do not receive the additional access that is required to meet the needs of those who are affected by this ongoing conflict, if we cannot support the commercial markets by ensuring that the ports are open and providing food to ensure that those who have resources can buy the food that is necessary, and if we do not see increased donor support, we are facing the perfect storm in Yemen," she told reporters in Cairo.

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This is precisely the situation the US government wanted to see happen, as collective punishment, meted out by their militarily enabled "friends", the Saudi military, for the people of Yemen.

Does anyone out there happen to remember how many names were on the ballot when Al-Hadi was elected?!? Only one; his.

The Yemenite people got tired of their corrupt, western-centric dictator, and threw him out; the US government wants him back, and are having women, children, and the medically fragile assassinated by Saudi troops.

I would like to politely remind both the US government and the House of Saud that these actions are considered war crimes, by international law.

What the US government and the Saudis have managed to accomplish here, is to make a negotiated settlement between the Houthis and the Yemenite government in exile completely impossible.

Aug 20 09:55

Oklahoma school replaces chalkboards, finds 98 year old drawings and lessons hidden behind them

Aug 20 09:53

Gullible Americans Forever

“Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.” — Mark Twain

Aug 20 09:52

Psychology studies show that police supporters & terrorists think alike

A recent article from the Australian media outlet SBS showing how Scientism is psychologically identical to religion or other forms of ideological extremism and dogma has some interesting implications regarding the supporters of police and the state. Before I make that connection, take a look at what the article had to say about the psychological roots of extremism.

Aug 20 09:52

Greek debt crisis: Alexis Tsipras 'to resign' and call snap election for September

Greek leader Alexis Tsipras will make an announcement on 20 August where he will call snap elections towards the end of September and unconfirmed reports say he will resign to re-establish confidence in his Syriza party.

Aug 20 09:50

NJ Lost 13,600 Jobs In July

Aug 20 09:49

American Apparel warns it may go out of business

American Apparel has "substantial doubt" it will stay in business, the company said Monday.

The clothing brand has been struggling for some time, and news it's nearing collapse came as American Apparel (APP) reported a net loss of $19.4 million for last quarter.

Aug 20 09:47

Christian pastor lashes out at ‘false reverend’ John Oliver for mocking predatory televangelists

Comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight John Oliver slammed televangelists on Sunday for their greed and extortion as they enjoy mass wealth as a result. To mock the government’s absence of regulation, Oliver started his own church, called “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption,” naming himself “megapstor” and CEO.

Looks like Oliver struck a nerve. On Wednesday, Christian minister Jennifer LeClaire said Oliver shouldn’t “mock what you don’t understand,” calling him a “false reverend.”

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Memo to Reverend LeClaire: John Oliver understood precisely what he was doing, and was simply acting. Mike and I saw the bit, and both of us laughed so hard it was almost difficult to stop.

Here's the thing; I am part of a Christian Methodist community which does a tremendous amount of positive outreach, both inside, and outside of the community.

I know, when I contribute, where the money goes, because we have financial accountability, and a Director of Finances, and all the information is very publicly reviewed in committee, so that people know where the money has been spent.

But I would guess, for some the predatory vultures among the clergy, that there are two sets of books; one for public consumption, and one very private set of books which demonstrates the level of personal, and financial comfort they enjoy by taking money from the people who can least afford it.

This is absolutely so morally wrong that I almost do not know where to begin.

What responsible churches would do with those megafunds might be to build a community back up, through programs like food distribution for the food insecure; providing a safe place for teens to hang out and do homework, to keep them out of the clutches of gangs; well child care; educational supplementation for those having a hard time in school because they do not speak English at home; and providing scholarships for worthy students headed off to college or trade school.

Aug 20 09:46

#blackdogsliivesmatter

Aug 20 09:46

Horror *new* Video: Custom Planned Parenthood abortions, intact fetus moving outside the womb

A horrific new video released by the Center for Medical Progress details the story of former procurement technician Holly O’Donnell who witnessed the harvesting of organs in an intact late-term fetus aborted at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.

Aug 20 09:45

Britain to reopen Tehran embassy: Iranian official

Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran during a visit to Iran by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond due to start on Sunday, an Iranian foreign ministry official told AFP.

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Israel's whores in Congress stall the US part in the P5+1, and the rest of the world moves forward making deals.

Aug 20 09:42

Jewish Leaders Support Iran Deal

26 Jewish leaders are running an ad in the New York Times today supporting the Iran deal:

Aug 20 09:38

Americans Don’t Know that the Rest of the World Views U.S. as Biggest Danger, Rogue State

According to the leading western polling agencies (WIN/Gallup International), the prize for “greatest threat” is won by the United States. The rest of the world regards it as the gravest threat to world peace by a large margin. In second place, far below, is Pakistan, its ranking probably inflated by the Indian vote. Iran is ranked below those two, along with China, Israel, North Korea, and Afghanistan.

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I fear that fifty years form now, the world will view the stars and stripes with the same revulsion that our generation viewed the Swastika!

Aug 20 09:36

Israeli Army: 4 Rockets From Syria Hit Israel; No Injuries

Israel's military says four rockets fired from Syria have hit northern Israel but caused no injuries.

The military would not elaborate on the Thursday afternoon attack. In northern Galilee, sirens wailed in warning of the incoming attack.

Israeli media said the rockets landed in an open field and broadcast footage showing small fires reportedly sparked by the rockets.

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Anyone here stupid enough to believe that Syria would invite an Israeli invasion by firing rockets into Israel ... then not aim those rockets at anything important? Because if you are that stupid, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Aug 20 09:34

Mike Huckabee blunders his way through Israel press conference

Taking a position to the right of even the declared statements of rightwing Israeli ministers who have argued for the annexation of parts of the West Bank, Huckabee, an evangelical Christian who has visited Israel dozens of times, repeated his comments made in Shilo that the West Bank was part of Israel, adding that Israel should be free to expand there.
“I think it is very important that as Americans we show support for Israelis in their capacity to build their neighbourhoods in their own country,” he said.
Note: He is a republican candidate for president and a popular spiritual leader. AMEN!!

Aug 20 09:33

IDF: At Least Four Rockets Fired at Northern Israel, Likely From Syria

At least four rockets were fired at the northern Galilee on Thursday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said. An unconfirmed number of the projectiles exploded in the north after sirens sounded in several towns on the Israel-Lebanon border.

The IDF said that the rockets were likely fired from Syria.

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And JUST when Israel was training for a Syrian ground invasion! What an amazing coincidence. and, of course, anyone who doesn't think it is a coincidence is a Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!

Aug 20 09:30

HOW JEB BUSH FUNNELED PENSION MONEY TO LEHMAN BEFORE GETTING A $1.3 MILLION A YEAR CONSULTING JOB AT THE FIRM

At this point, it almost feels like kicking someone while he’s down. Jeb Bush can’t even stand up to Donald Trump, let alone his own growing series of scandals.

In the latest revelation from David Sirota and team at International Business Daily, we learn that:

For Florida taxpayers, the move by the administration of then-Gov. Jeb Bush to forge a relationship with Lehman Brothers would ultimately prove disastrous. Transactions in 2005 and 2006 put the Wall Street investment bank in charge of some $250 million worth of pension funds for Florida cops, teachers and firefighters. Lehman would capture more than $5 million in fees on these deals, while gaining additional contracts to manage another $1.2 billion of Florida’s money. Then, in the fall of 2008, Lehman collapsed into bankruptcy, leaving Florida facing up to $1 billion in losses.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from this political dynasty.

They are all about the money; and the people they hurt through their shenanigans can simply go to hell.

IF you want a President who will not give a damn about any of you, but only about his wealthy cronies, please continue to support this crook in his campaign.

Aug 20 09:27

Belarus strengthens border with Ukraine — border service

Work is in progress in Belarus on strengthening the security of the Ukrainian sector of the state border to counter the penetration of criminals from the adjacent territory, spokesman for the Belarusian State Border Committee Alexander Tischenko told TASS on Thursday.
"These measures will be directed not against Ukraine as a country but against the criminal elements and schemes that emerged due to the difficult socio-economic situation in the neighboring country," he said.
Ukraine’s State Border Service connected to Interpol database http://tass.ru/en/world/815508

Aug 20 09:26

MONSANTO DEEPLY ENTWINED WITH THE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND AL GORE (IT’S PLENTY ENTWINED WITH THE GOP TOO)

While Monsanto played God during the 1990s, the Clinton Administration had its back — a policy consistent with its corporate-friendly approach to environmental issues. When, for example, the French balked at allowing GMO corn into their country, the president, the secretary of state, the national-security adviser, and assorted U.S. senators pleaded Monsanto’s cause.

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Imagine my absolute (absence) of surprise.

Aug 20 09:25

Kiev accused of disrupting prisoner swap agreements

"We have repeatedly made efforts to release our military servicemen from captivity. We handed over to the Ukrainian side the list of Ukrainian prisoners-of-war with the suggestions on prisoner exchanges three times within the past four weeks. However, all our initiatives face hurdles, which leads to the disruption of the prisoner swap process," Colonel Igor Yashchenko said.
He noted that every time a Ukrainian prisoners-of-war was brought to an appointed place where the exchange was to take place, the Ukrainian side refused to implement the agreements without providing any explanations. The latest unsuccessful attempt to exchange prisoners was made on August 17.
"One gets the impression that the Ukrainian authorities care little about the fate of Ukrainian prisoners-of-war and that they are engaged in some obscure game causing a delay in the exchange process," the colonel said.

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