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January 19, 2015

Jan 19 10:28

Senators unveil more toned down Iran sanctions bill

Supporters of Iran sanctions in the US Senate have unveiled a toned-down bill aimed at gaining enough votes to override a presidential veto.

President Barack Obama has argued forcefully against any new measures against the Islamic Republic, saying Iran was already chafing under existing sanctions and imposing new ones could torpedo ongoing talks on an agreement to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb, a goal it denies having.

On Thursday, the Senate banking committee will discuss and vote on the re-jigged bill proposed by Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Robert Menedez, two senators who have sponsored previous sanctions bills.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Leave it to massively AIPAC SUPPORTED Senators to lead the charge on this. And just for the record, to be clear, from maplight.org:

Top Senate Recipients Funded, in a time period from 7/2008 through 6/2014

Recipient Amount
Mark Kirk $643,598
Top Senate Recipients Funded

Recipient Amount

Mark Kirk $643,598
Mitch McConnell $400,022
Robert Menendez $341,170

Such sanctions are engineered to completely destroy the progress made at the P5+1 meetings with Iran to date, and cause Iran to walk away from the negotiating table, which is Israel's desire.

And why?!? To have the US declare war on Iran, so that its alleged "mortal enemy" in the middle east would be "neutralized" without Israel lifting a finger; to have America's kids fighting, dying, and getting maimed for life rather than their own.

There is, however, one infinitesimal, teensy, tinsy fly in the ointment with this scenario, however; and that is Russia.

Russian leadership, both civilian and military, has been very blunt on this issue. As quoted at washingtonsblog.com,from Dimitri Rogozin, in January, 2012:

" “Should Anything Happen to Iran … This Will Be a Direct Threat to Our National Security”. “Iran is our close neighbor, just south of the Caucasus. Should anything happen to Iran, should Iran get drawn into any political or military hardships, this will be a direct threat to our national security,” stressed Rogozin.

So I would like to suggest to Senators Kirk and Menendez that going to war against Iran may well mean going to war against Russia; and there is no guarantee that such a military confrontation would have a positive outcome for the US, because US military doesn't have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure such an outcome; that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

But there is one bet about these gentlemen I would almost be willing to make; they have no close family currently serving in the US military.

Were I able to introduce a Constitutional Amendment, it would be this; all running for Senate, Congress,President, or Vice-President should have one close family member joining the military right before they announce their run, in units which see combat on a regular basis.

Folks, THAT would greatly change the way the US government handles international kerfluffles; I would almost guarantee it!!

Because when you have family in the military, it's personal how this country resolves its international differences.

Jan 19 10:24

Barack Obama goes after the one per cent with proposed $320 billion tax hike

President Barack Obama will use his annual State of the Union address to propose hundreds of billions of dollars in tax hikes on America's "one per cent" in a move that will increase tensions with the Republican-dominated Congress.

Jan 19 10:23

Thieves Get Away With Massive Haul Until They Do Something INCREDIBLY STUPID

File this under “World’s Dumbest.”
Two young men thought they got away with stealing $5,000, an iPad, and MacBook from an an suspecting Houston, Texas victim.
But immediately after pulling off their “hustle,” the two idiots proceeded to a nearby Burger King and videotaped themselves–on the stolen iPad, no less–bragging about what they had just done, showing off wads of stolen cash, and thenposting the video to the Internet!

Jan 19 10:21

Low hopes for a 'game-changing' State of the Union

The central challenge of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address is convincing Americans the next 12 months will showcase a real turnaround for a second term defined by self-inflicted wounds, public disillusionment and calls to action that never materialized.

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Jan 19 10:12

France’s Le Pen says Paris attacks were the work of US or Israeli agents.

Mr Le Pen pointed to the fact that one of the Kouachi brothers, who carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre, left his identity card in a crashed getaway car. He compared this to the “miraculous fact”

Jan 19 10:01

Why People Are Protesting GMOs

Video - Ever wonder why there are so many people against Monsanto and GMOs? Journalist Luke Rudkowski interviews people at a recent Monsanto protest in New York City. He asks the attendees why they are there, one fact about Monsanto and what they hope happens. If you would consider protesting GMOs, or have participated in such protests, please share a comment explaining why.

Jan 19 09:58

"De-Dollarization" Deepens: Russia Buys Most Gold In Six Months, Continues Selling US Treasuries

The rumors of Russia selling its gold reserves, it is now clear, were greatly exaggerated as not only did Putin not sell, Russian gold reserves rose by their largest amount in six months in December to just over $46 billion (near the highest since April 2013). It appears all the "Russia is selling" chatter did was lower prices enabling them to gather non-fiat physical assets at a lower cost. On the other hand, there is another trend that continues for the Russians - that of reducing their exposure to US Treasury debt. For the 20th month in a row, Russia's holdings of US Treasury debt fell year-over-year - selling into the strength.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Worth a repeat


Jan 19 09:56

1.6 Billion Muslim Scapegoats, NYPD Slowdown Irony & Anthrax Perpetrator Still at Large?

Jan 19 09:54

Israel lobbies against ICC as Gaza war crimes inquiry opens

Israeli politicians are calling on the 122 member states of the International Criminal Court to cut its funding in response to the beginning of its inquiry into possible war crimes in Gaza last year.

The ICC announced Friday it would investigate "in full independence and impartiality" crimes that may have occurred in the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza in July-August 2014.

Jan 19 09:53

Switzerland May Be Preparing for the End of the Euro

If you haven’t been paying attention in the last 24 hours, the currency and equity markets have been rocked by a surprise move to delink the existing currency peg between the Euro and the Swiss Franc. This move has set off what many are calling a “financial tsunami” that could leave behind a path of destruction across the continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a "Bash the Swiss" article, but the reality is that with the ECB about to launch QE across Europe, the Swiss saw the losses from the resulting inflation as too great to accept.

Jan 19 09:51

FLASDHBACK 2010 - ISRAEL BOMBED their OWN Embassy in London [another Mossad False Flag]

Jan 19 09:50

FLASHBACK 2008 - 'Mossad Agent' Found With Bombs, Explosives, Charged With Jewish Hate Crimes In New York City

It sounds like someone was planning terror attacks against Jewish institutions and synagogues in New York City. Bizarrely, the man now being held for perpetuating hate crimes against Jewish targets there, is a Jew himself, and this report from the New York Times quotes him telling a judge he had been "trained by Mossad".

Jan 19 09:49

Should Children be Allowed to try Cannabis Before Chemo?

As the movement to legalize cannabis continues to gain momentum, and as more research is conducted, we are discovering that this easy-to-grow plant is effective in treating many difficult illnesses, and surprisingly many types of deadly cancers. Cancer treatment in the U.S. has become its own industry, and even though chemotherapy admittedly over-prescribed and is known to have many devastating side effects, chemo and radiation are still the treatments most touted by doctors and the medical establishment.

Many people are seeking out medical marijuana as an alternative to conventional cancer treatment, and success stories are easy to find. Yet, underage cancer patients sometimes find that their legal rights when fighting cancer are unclear, and that when the state decides to intervene, their personal sovereignty may be compromised.

Jan 19 09:45

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: UNCLEAN

If this book was written by the divine creator of the universe, the Earth, and all that lives on it, why does he so revile 99% of the species that he made?


Jan 19 09:45

Cancer $creening Doesn’t Save Lives, Meta-Study Reveals

LINK FIXED

Should we be looking for disease in people who don't have any symptoms? A large new study indicates the answer is NO.

Jan 19 09:38

Ebola crisis: Mali says it has no more cases

The last Ebola-infected patient in Mali recovered and left hospital in early December.

Latest figures show the three West African countries worst affected have all seen a decline in new Ebola cases.

Sierra Leone and Guinea both recorded the lowest weekly total of confirmed Ebola cases since August, according to UN figures on Thursday.

Liberia, which reported no new cases on two days last week, had its lowest weekly total since June.

Jan 19 09:36

REALIST NEWS - First time in 35 years: More businesses closing than starting


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Jan 19 09:34

Isis poised at Lebanon border threatening an attack from Syria as hundreds of rebel fighters join terrorist group

An estimated 700 fighters from moderate rebel groups are understood to have pledged allegiance to Isis.

Jan 19 09:29

Police Refuse To Explain How Young African American Woman Died In Police Custody

A young African American woman from Brighton, Alabama recently died in police custody. Police have still refused to provide any reasonable explanation for the cause behind her death.

Jan 19 09:29

“I am very good at working with Jews” Says Chinese tycoon trying to buy the New York Times/Wall Street Journal

Chen Guangbiao, a recycling magnate and one of China’s 400 richest people—and a high-profile philanthropist; he’s known for what he calls flashy philanthropy—recently announced his intention to buy the New York Times. But when Guangbiao, whose fortune was estimatedat $740 million in 2012, was rebuffed by the Internet, he changed his tack: he checked to see if the Wall Street Journal was for sale.


Jan 19 09:24

Alabama school superintendent bans high school history club from seeing ‘Selma’

A school trip to the see the historical civil rights drama ‘Selma‘ by a high school history club has been cancelled by the school superintendent over concerns over language, reports WAFF.

DeKalb County school superintendent Hugh Taylor cancelled the outing by students at the predominately minority school, saying he was concerned about obscene language and “racial profanity” in the Oscar-nominated film.

Taylor was elected DeKalb County school superintendent in 2013 despite concerns that he sends his own four children to a private Christian academy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This history is the history of every African American kid in that school district, and they have the right to know it. Yes, it was an ugly chapter in Alabama's past, but it gave (or should have given) every one of those kids two priceless things: a chance for a decent education, and the right to vote.

As to profanity: every high school kid know double the dirty words they may hear in this film, and sideways.

And a memo to De Kalb county School Board; next time you elect a superintendent, perhaps vote for someone with enough faith that they send their kids to public school, not a private academy.

Jan 19 09:15

Graves Waiting For Bodies: Major War Escalation in Ukraine; In 5 Weeks Ukraine Out of Money

We regret having to interrupt feel-good weekend articles with more sobering news. In Ukraine, major battles have broken out over the past couple weeks.

Mainstream media has widely ignored the story because of Greece, then Charlie, and then the Swiss Franc. And of course Western media has no interest in reporting news the rebels are winning.

However, ignoring the story does not make it go away.

Major Rebel Advance

Donetsk Airport Battle is Over

Dreizin also informs me that "The battle for the Donetsk airport is over. The rebels expelled Ukraine's most elite units from their last redoubts in the new terminal building."

From a "grave" perspective, the war marches on, and will do so until the IMF steps in with another bailout or every penny is gone, whichever comes first.

Philosophically speaking, the war is actually over. Ukraine is already split in two even if international recognition of that event comes years later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There were reports of a major attack yesterday, ordered by Poroschenko; all the images available were of housing complexes being bombed, which, I would like to mention, is a war crime.

Jan 19 09:00

Social Services To Family: ‘Get Flu Shots Or We’re Taking Your Baby’

The Washington Department of Social and Health Services is about to change the very nature of who is or is not responsible for making life changing decisions for your children. Whether you agree with yearly flu vaccines or not, the following report from Tacoma, Washington should scare the hell out of you because if the government moves forward with their threats then every child in America will effectively become a ward of the state.

Jan 19 08:59

Man given citation for eating while driving in Georgia

Madison Turner told ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he ordered a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese from a Marietta McDonald's. A few minutes later, a police officer pulled him over and wrote him a ticket under the distracted driving law.

"The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles," Turner said. "He said specifically three times, you can't just go down the road eating a hamburger."


Jan 19 08:58

Insurance trackers 'could leave car vulnerable to hijack'

Tiny devices given to drivers by insurance companies to track driving habits are “insecure” and could allow a hacker to hijack cars, including steering and braking systems, warns a security researcher

Jan 19 08:57

THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME FRANCE EXPERIENCED A ISRAELI MOSSAD FALSEFLAG

Perhaps the best-known instance in which Israel used a “false flag” to cover its own trail was in the infamous Lavon Affair

Jan 19 08:53

Russian Central Bank voids Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, Fitch ratings

The Central Bank of Russia will no longer use credit ratings from Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, or Moody’s that were assigned after March 1, 2014.

Jan 19 08:51

How to Reclaim Liberty Once Lost

Runaway Slave
Activist Post

Note: Substitute your state for Kentucky. It's all the same struggle.

Can we reclaim liberty? Is it even possible, so far down the road? John Adams said, “Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” We must act as though he were wrong.

What can we do? Clearly voting does not matter. Even with Congress’ abysmal approval rating, the same derelicts are re-elected time after time. While we were sleeping, they changed the rules to favor themselves. We can’t stop them at the voting booth unless we all rise as one and they know it...

Jan 19 08:50

Shale revolution on a limb, only 11 fracking projects active in UK

The UK’s shale gas ‘revolution’ doesn’t seem to have lived up to its hype, after it was revealed only 11 new exploratory wells are due to be drilled this year, despite the continued fall of oil prices.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said his government is pushing for a “shale gas revolution,” although only a handful have been confirmed as candidates for fracking, according to official government statements.

Energy firms involved in fracking projects claim the government statements were ‘speculative’ and that suggestions the UK could rely on shale gas for up to thirty years was “optimistic.”

Jan 19 08:48

27 Facts That Show How The Middle Class Has Fared Under 6 Years Of Barack Obama

During his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening, Barack Obama is going to promise to make life better for middle class families.

Jan 19 08:48

UK Weather: Recap updates as freezing temperatures cause travel chaos

The lowest temperature recorded in the UK last night was -11.8C

The UK is braced for another cold snap this week with snow forecast in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Parts of England will see temperatures drop to as low as -7C tonight

Jan 19 08:47

Boston City employee fired after being charged in relation to I-93 protest

“Mayor Walsh strongly respects the right to protest and the right to free speech, however

Jan 19 08:47

Coldest night of the year recorded as temperatures continue to plunge

Last night was officially the coldest night of the year so far with temperatures dropping as low as -11C in places, but forecasters warn that there may be more cold weather to come.

Jan 19 08:44

UK Met Office issues severe weather warning after coldest night

Warning is one level below ‘national emergency’, with the elderly, very young and chronically ill most at risk from low temperatures

Jan 19 08:44

Coca-Cola Plans To Open A Factory In Gaza

Jan 19 08:44

In pictures: Scotland freezes over as overnight temperatures fall to as low as minus 11C

TEMPERATURES fell as low as minus 11C overnight and forecasters have warned there will be no respite from the plummeting mercury.

Jan 19 08:44

BIG FREEZE: UK set for WEEK of snow and ice as freezing temperatures wreak havoc on roads

BRITAIN was battling with icy roads this morning as the Arctic freeze tightened its grip and threatened the worst winter death toll for two years.

Jan 19 08:43

Yorkshire temperatures forecast to hit record low this week

Forecasters are warning of sub-zero temperatures and snow across Yorkshire as bookmakers slashed their odds that the national record low of -27.2C will be broken.

Jan 19 08:38

Vitamin D supplementation reduces need for respiratory support, study suggests

Additionally -- and more pertinent to this particular study -- proper vitamin D levels have been linked to improvements in lung function, further reinforcing the importance of its supplementation.

Previous studies have delved into this very matter, with results showing that vitamin D plays a significant role in boosting respiratory health. One finding, for example, honed in on "the known effects of vitamin D on immune function... in relation to respiratory health." Its population-based study concluded that "Vitamin D appears capable of inhibiting pulmonary inflammatory responses while enhancing innate defence mechanisms against respiratory pathogens." In addition to boosting the immune system overall, vitamin D was found to improve lung function in those suffering from respiratory-inflammation conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Jan 19 08:36

Fructose causes reproductive problems, earlier death, study shows

An open-air mouse barn, using mice that normally tend to inhabit homes and restaurants, was created to observe male and female mice over a 32-week period. Protected tubs and open trays with vertical tube feeding stations were used to feed sucrose and HFCS proportionally to what most humans eat.

The researchers discovered that female mice that ate HFCS died earlier and had very poor reproduction cycles compared to sucrose-consuming mice. On the other hand, male mice showed no difference in toxicity from HFCS to sucrose or table sugar.

Both were equally toxic, affecting their ability to hold a territory and reproduce. The researchers concluded that all added sugars are toxic in some way, but HFCS is worse

Jan 19 08:34

Harvard professors who helped construct Obamacare are furious that they're not exempt

There's no clearer indictment of the kind of thinking that was responsible for the creation of Obamacare in the first place -- and the problems associated with its implementation in the real world -- than the recent flap that was engendered when Harvard professors realized that they are not exempt from the changes in their health plans that the Affordable Care Act helped bring about.

The irony is contained in the fact that Harvard is one of the institutions that was largely responsible for drafting and endorsing the Obamacare model. But now that the ivory tower profs are being forced to have a taste of their own medicine (pun intended), they -- like most Americans -- are now claiming that the flavor is somewhat bitter.

Jan 19 08:32

Americans concerned about jobs and finances — not 'terrorism,' poll shows

The threat of joblessness tops the list of concerns facing American households, according to a new Al Jazeera America/Monmouth University Poll. When asked to describe the biggest concern facing their family, 16 percent of poll respondents said either job security or unemployment. The second most-cited concern was health care costs, followed by everyday bills.

Jan 19 08:32

Half global wealth held by 1%:Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study found that–on current trends–by next year,1% of the world’s population will own more wealth

Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study found that – on current trends – by next year, 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth than the other 99%.

Jan 19 08:31

Rebels fight Yemeni troops during possible coup

Rebel Shiite Houthis battled soldiers near Yemen's presidential palace and elsewhere across the capital Monday, seizing control of the country's state-run media in a move an official called "a step toward a coup."

The fighting near the palace marks the biggest challenge yet to the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi by the Houthis, who seized the capital, Sanaa, during their advance in September across parts of Yemen. Many believe deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh, ousted in a deal after Arab Spring protests, backs their campaign.

Jan 19 08:28

Iran considers Iraq’s security as own: Interior minister

Iran’s interior minister has emphasized the necessity for countering terrorism in the Middle East region, saying the Islamic Republic considers Iraq’s security as that of its own.

Jan 19 08:25

America’s Berlin Wall

In October 2014, the UN General Assembly voted to recommend ending the US embargo on Cuba. Of the 193 UN members, 188 voted in favour. The only country siding with the US to continue the embargo was Israel. (The remaining three countries abstained.)

This is not the first time the UN has taken up the question. In fact, it is the 23rd time, having taken it up annually since 1992. On every occasion since 1992, the UN voted for the embargo to end. Israel remains the sole supporter to the US position.

Jan 19 08:23

POLITICAL CRITIQUE: ‘Why I Still Dislike Israel’

I little more than two years ago I wrote an article for antiwar.com that was entitled “Why I dislike Israel.” The editors were a bit nervous about running it but eventually allowed it to appear after I agreed to some minor deletions. It turned out to be by far the most successful piece I ever did for that website in terms of readership and it attracted 166 comments. My critique was basically that the contrived special relationship with Israel is very bad for the United States on a number of levels. I argued that Washington should treat Israel like any other country, based on actual American national interests. I continue to hold those views, now more than ever as the Israeli government sinks into something approximating madness and drags Washington along with it, and I have often thought that it would be interesting to revisit my discontent with Israel in light of recent developments.

Jan 19 08:23

Rents and housing prices unaffordable to middle class in Los Angeles: The typical LA renter needs to earn $33 an hour just to afford a basic apartment.

Last year there was a report highlighting that LA and Orange County ranked number one in being the bubbliest housing markets in the US. The report essentially found that people in the area lagged in income relative to housing values compared to folks in New York or San Francisco and most in SoCal basically funneled a large portion of their net income into housing. LA and OC are also expensive to rent in.

Jan 19 08:22

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway.

Jan 19 08:21

Chris Kyle was a Pussy

Jan 19 08:19

Selma movie review: ‘What happens when a man stands up?’ Viewing yesterday and today

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Selma artistically documents activists’ strategic work to realize basic human rights already legally guaranteed under the US Constitution: voting and freedom of speech.

Activism was required after government “leaders” ongoing rejection of their Oath of office to protect and defend the US Constitution, and psychopathically attacking activists for “disturbing the peace.”

The movie has FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover advise US President Johnson that Dr. King is a “degenerate immoral animal” who the FBI could simply assassinate.

President Johnson acknowledges this power to kill US activists they don’t like, but chooses to allow the FBI to continue illegally wiretapping Dr. King, making illegal and ongoing threats against the lives of his children, his wife, and Martin via phone calls, letters, and audio tapes, and to attempt to cause Dr. King’s death by suicide.

Jan 19 08:14

Richest 1% to have more than rest of humanity combined

New Oxfam report shows the scale of global inequality is 'simply staggering'

Jan 19 08:13

Man Who Shot Oklahoma Police Chief Four Times Will Not Be Charged

A man who shot the police chief of Sentinel, Oklahoma, four times has been released with no charges filed against him.
The shooting took place Thursday, Jan. 15, when the police chief entered a home looking for the person who allegedly called in a bomb threat to a Head Start center, reports CNN.

Jan 19 08:12

“No respite” from Israeli violence against Palestinian children, says human rights group

An attorney and international advocacy officer for Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCI-Palestine) says that 2014 was “devastating” for Palestinian children.

Whether they were killed, injured or left homeless and traumatized in the Gaza Strip during Israel’s summer attack, or whether they faced “increasing levels of violence [by Israeli forces] … at demonstrations [or] as part of military operations throughout the West Bank” including occupied East Jerusalem — especially during frequent arrest raids — Palestinian children were regular targets of Israel’s systematic violence throughout 2014, says Brad Parker of DCI-Palestine.

Jan 19 08:11

Iranian general killed in reported Israeli strike on Hezbollah in Syria

Iran has confirmed that a senior Iranian general was killed Sunday in an alleged Israeli strike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, local media reported.

According to the report, Iran's Revolutionary Guard said General Mohammad Allahdadi was serving in Iran as an adviser to the Syrian Army. A Hezbollah official told AFP that five other Iranian military men were also killed in the strike.

Jan 19 08:10

Moroccan man in France brutally stabbed to death by neighbour in 'horrible Islamophobic attack'

A Moroccan man in France was brutally stabbed to death by a neighbour in front of his wife in what is described as a 'horrible Islamophobic attack'.

Mohamed El Makouli was attacked after a 28-year-old man burst into his home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, it has been reported.

His 31-year-old wife, Nadia, suffered wounds to her hands as she tried to save her husband before she fled their home in the quiet village of Beaucet, near Avignon, with their child to alert the police.

Jan 19 08:05

Republican senators brush off Obama warnings, vow more Iran sanctions

Republican senators vowed Sunday to pursue additional sanctions against Iran, brushing off unusually blunt and dire warnings from President Obama that any more penalties for Tehran would threaten to scuttle nuclear talks and possibly lead to war.

Jan 19 08:05

Netanyahu says Europe's 'Islamization' pushing Israel to expand Asia trade

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that a wave of anti-Semitism and what he called “Islamization” in Western Europe are factors in the government’s push to expand trade with Asia.

Jan 19 08:04

UNIFIL, Army boost border patrols after Israeli Golan strike

The Lebanese Army and U.N. peacekeepers intensified their patrols along the Blue Line on the border with Israel Monday as tensions mounted over Israel’s weekend strike on Syria’s Golan Heights which killed six Hezbollah members and a senior Iranian commander.

Jan 19 08:03

Almost half French oppose publishing Mohammed cartoons: poll

Almost half of the French public oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam's Prophet Mohammed, according to a poll Sunday, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

Jan 19 08:03

Middle class decline looms over final years of Obama presidency

Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue.

Jan 19 08:02

Charlie Hebdo: Muslim media anger at new cartoon

Newspapers across the globe respond to the "survivors' edition" of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo - featuring a cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad - with a mixture of anger, concern and solidarity.

"With new cover of French paper, a new set of fears," says the New York Times on its front page, adding that there is a "dread that Charlie Hebdo may prompt further violence".

Jan 19 08:01

Tariq Ramadan: 'Double standard of freedom of expression'

Jan 19 08:00

NSA Cyber War Will Use Internet of Things as Weapons Platform; Your Home is the Battlefield

Daniel Taylor
Activist Post

“World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.” – Marshall McLuhan, Culture is Our Business, 1970

New Snowden documents recently revealed that the NSA is getting ready for future digital wars as the agency postures itself in an aggressive manner towards the world. "The Five Eyes Alliance," a cooperation between United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, is working hard to develop these weapons of Cyber Warfare...

Jan 19 08:00

How Israel Covers Up Its Ugly Racial Holy War

As the incitement to violence by Israeli leaders ramped up, so did racist attacks by Israeli citizens.

Jan 19 07:59

ECB Stimulation: The Trap Closes

European Economy ... No More Excuses for Draghi ... For months, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has hinted that he's ready to announce a full-blown program of quantitative easing. [Now] the EU Court of Justice's advocate general cleared away a possible legal obstacle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... which triggered the Swiss unpegging.

Beyond that, there is a simple process at work here. In a world using a debt-based currency issued by private central banks, the process of QE is how those bankers, using just ink and paper and numbers in a computer, come to own all the hard assets of planet earth.

Jan 19 07:41

FLASHBACK - MARTIN LUTHER KING - THE FATAL SHOT CAME FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

Just moments after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed by a sniper's bullet, a photographer took the above picture. Dr. King lies on the balcony floor. The witnesses are all pointing in the direction the fatal shot was fired from. There is no confusion among the witnesses as to where the source of the shot was. They are not confused by echoes. There is no uncertainty. All three witnesses are pointing in exactly the same direction.

The official story is that these men are pointing at the bathroom window in the rear of the rooming house from which James Earl Ray is supposed to have fired a gunshot.

But is that where the witnesses are pointing?

Jan 19 07:37

MAN WHO WAS MAKING FILM ABOUT AMERICAN DICTATORSHIP FOUND DEAD IN HOME ALONG WITH WIFE AND CHILD

In the white rambler in the 1000 block of Ramsdell Drive in Apple Valley, a terrible sight awaited police: The bodies of a man, woman and child lying in the living room, the perpetrator and victims of an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies may have been there for up to four weeks before they were found Saturday afternoon; neighbors next door and across the street said they hadn’t seen the family since before Christmas.

Jan 19 07:37

Liars’ Remorse -- Democrats have second thoughts about Obamacare

Half of the 60 Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act in December 2009—the exact number needed to prevent its being filibustered to death, since all Republicans opposed it—are no longer in the Senate.

Jan 19 07:35

BODY OF MISSING AIG EXECUTIVE FOUND IN GOLF COURSE POND

A body found floating in a pond on a golf course in California has been identified as the AIG executive who disappeared two weeks ago while attending a work conference in the area. The Riverside County Coroner’s Office confirmed that it was the body of Omar Meza on Friday, according to KESQ. The cause of death is under investigation and it is not clear how long Meza was in the pond.

Jan 19 07:32

N.S.A. BREACHED NORTH KOREAN NETWORKS BEFORE SONY ATTACK, OFFICIALS SAY

The trail that led American officials to blame North Korea for the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November winds back to 2010, when the National Security Agency scrambled to break into the computer systems of a country considered one of the most impenetrable targets on earth.

Jan 19 07:29

ARGENTINE PROSECUTOR WHO ACCUSED CRISTINA KIRCHNER OVER 1994 BOMBINGS FOUND DEAD

Alberto Nisman, who on Monday was due in parliament to present his case against president Cristina Kirchner, found dead days after warning "I could end up dead because of this" A prosecutor who has accused President Cristina Kirchner of covering up Iran's alleged involvement in the country's worst terrorist attack has been found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment – hours before he was due to present his findings. Alberto Nisman was discovered lying dead in his bathroom in the early hours of Monday morning, with a handgun by his side. Initial reports suggested suicide.

Jan 19 07:29

Who Benefits When Bubbles Burst?

Jan 19 07:22

On Sept 10, 2001 Army School Says Israel Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act

- US ARMY DEVISED PLAN FOR ENFORCING PEACE IN ISRAEL

Jan 19 06:03

911 Firefighter Exposes Conspiracy

Jan 19 05:45

Company behind 'sneaky' new motorway speed cameras is paid £2.1million by the taxpayer so they can catch MORE drivers

The business behind new 'stealth' speed cameras being installed across Britain is being paid £2.1million by the taxpayer to help catch more drivers, it was revealed today.

The controversial devices have caught almost 700 drivers in just two months and unlike traditional yellow speed cameras, they are painted grey, making them harder to spot.

The technology has been introduced to catch drivers breaking the 70mph speed limit on the M25 in Kent.

And the same technology is being introduced on a northern section of the M25 and also parts of the M1, M3, M60 and M6.

Jan 19 01:53

Caught On Video: Crazy LAPD Cop Reaches For His Gun In Reaction To Crying 10 Year Old Black Boy

At 6:43 into the video, outside LAPD HQ, an indignant Dixon begins "when you are allowing everyone else to walk past these barriers to walk in that door, but you get some black mothers here, that are demanding it's got to stop, killing our children, and we can't come in?? And we can't come in?? Fuck you, man!" She then starts to daintily climb over the metal barricade in an act of civil disobedience, and a man helps her as she swings legs over the barricade and places her feet onto the ground. There are dozens of cops standing around, all wearing bullet proof vests. None of the cops interfere in her attempt to climb over the barrier in her long skirt, which shows they realize the petite woman is not a threat. Once she is over the barrier and standing, however, the police surround her and start grabbing at her to take her away. A black boy behind the barricade starts to get upset and says what sounds like "don't touch my mom!

Jan 19 01:30

Nanny State Billboards…Cuz the Government Is Your Mommy!

What a sad testament to our society that there are more billboards on the side of the road from the government reminding us to have basic common sense than there are companies trying to sell us crap.

Idiocracy, anyone?

Jan 19 00:32

Charlie Hebdo, Zionism & Media Deception

On the program I asked Mustapha if Zionism and the octopus of lobby groups that work on its behalf is as big a driving force behind US and broader Western foreign policy as some contend. “France, the US [and other Western countries] are under the domination of Israel,” Mustapha told me. Mustapha contends that Israel’s agents have supplanted all independent leaders in the West, replacing them with grovelling lapdogs who do the bidding of Israel at all costs, even to the detriment to their own people and nations.

We touched on the recent events in Paris, wherein “Islamist” gun-men are said to have carried out a massacre at the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher market. Mustapha pondered whether the attack was stage-managed by the intelligence services, considering the two deceased suspects were being closely surveyed and watched by French intelligence and police for years, their names even showing up on ‘terror watch’ and ‘no fly’ lists.

January 18, 2015

Jan 18 23:29

Cops - The Great Escalators of violence

“Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers' enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”
- Simone Weil

Jan 18 23:24

Journalist Finian Cunningham Wonders If There Is Any Limit To The Credulity of Western Populations

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. ...In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
- Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda

Jan 18 23:09

The Importance of Being Angry

Anger is a vitally important evolutionary gift and without it we are perpetual victims. Anger has two primary evolutionary functions: to let us know when we are being threatened or attacked (whether by a more 'subtle' abuse or in an explicitly violent manner) while also giving us the power to respond effectively to this threat/attack.

Jan 18 23:06

Charlie Hebdo: Report from Europe

The culpability of the Western media in lies, death, and destruction is extreme. Consider the Malaysian airliner that went down in Ukraine. The US, UK, EU, and the puppet government in Kiev blamed Russia and forces of the breakaway eastern province for shooting down the civilian airliner. An investigation was convened. It has been six months since the investigation was completed, and the results have not been released.

Jan 18 23:01

Striking Fear in Paris - Waving in the First Row

Netanyahu went to Paris as part of his election campaign. As a veteran campaigner, he knew that three days in Paris, visiting synagogues and making proud Jewish speeches, were worth more than three weeks at home, slinging mud.

Jan 18 22:59

Civil Forfeiture I'm Allowed to Rob You!

no-one can delegate to government rights they do not possess

Jan 18 22:40

US Supreme Court Retroactive Tyranny Justification

So not just an echo chamber where they admit corporations have the most money to afford multi-year cases but also a way to justify whatever the government does anyway

Jan 18 22:19

Ukraine's Poroshenko Rejects Putin's "Peace Plan"; Massive Shelling Ensues

Further to the dramatic footage yesterday, Ukrainian troops have launched a massive assault on militia-held areas, according to RT. This comes on the heels of Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko rejecting a peace plan proposed to him last week by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. As Reuters reports, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday evening, according to Russian media, that the plan, contained in a letter sent by Putin on Thursday evening, proposed a ceasefire by both government forces and separatist militiamen in southeastern Ukraine, as well as the withdrawal of heavy artillery by both sides. Given the images below, it will be hard to see how Ukraine (and The West) will spin this...

Jan 18 22:17

Protests Escalate in Bahrain as Authorities Crack Down

- Thousands of Bahrainis held nationwide rallies demanding the release of opposition leader. Bahrain’s top opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman has called on people across the Persian Gulf country not to remain silent in the face of the Al Khalifa regime’s atrocities and press ahead with their protests.

Jan 18 22:15

UK sends warship to Falklands as Argentina lease supersonic bombers from Russia

ONE of Britain’s newest and most powerful warships was last night heading towards the Falklands to strengthen the islands’ air defences.

Jan 18 22:15

"De-Dollarization" Deepens: Russia Buys Most Gold In Six Months, Continues Selling US Treasuries

The rumors of Russia selling its gold reserves, it is now clear, were greatly exaggerated as not only did Putin not sell, Russian gold reserves rose by their largest amount in six months in December to just over $46 billion (near the highest since April 2013). It appears all the "Russia is selling" chatter did was lower prices enabling them to gather non-fiat physical assets at a lower cost. On the other hand, there is another trend that continues for the Russians - that of reducing their exposure to US Treasury debt. For the 20th month in a row, Russia's holdings of US Treasury debt fell year-over-year - selling into the strength.

Jan 18 22:14

Hedge Fund Manager Who Survived Five Debt Crises Wiped Out Overnight on Swiss Franc

Marko Dimitrijevic, the hedge fund manager who survived at least five emerging market debt crises, is closing his largest hedge fund after losing virtually all its money this week when the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly let the franc trade freely against the euro, according to a person familiar with the firm.

Jan 18 22:13

ANYTHING DUMMIES CAN DO FEMINISTS CAN DO BETTER ~~ INCLUDING PHOTOSHOPPING

Feminist Paper Photoshops Male Leaders from Paris March Pics

Jan 18 22:12

Will China be the next forex peg to break?

The surprise move by Switzerland to scrap its currency ceiling against the euro EURCHF, +0.76% last week is a reminder there can be unexpected collateral damage from central banks waging currency wars. As markets digest last week’s turmoil, expect focus to turn to other fault lines on the global currency map.

Here China stands out, as like the Swiss, it runs an implicit currency peg that is becoming increasingly painful to maintain.

Jan 18 22:02

BEX ALERT - Media: Record Snow in Buffalo Is Probably More Global Warming

These leftists never stop.
No matter what the facts are.

Jan 18 21:54

Britain's BIG FREEZE to bring worst winter death toll

Snow, bitter winds and temperatures such as the -15C predicted last night (sun) have triggered warnings one person could die every seven minutes.

Jan 18 21:53

Yorkshire temperatures forecast to hit record low this week

Forecasters are warning of sub-zero temperatures and snow across Yorkshire as bookmakers slashed their odds that the national record low of -27.2C will be broken.

Jan 18 19:43

"De-Dollarization" Deepens: Russia Buys Most Gold In Six Months, Continues Selling US Treasuries

The rumors of Russia selling its gold reserves, it is now clear, were greatly exaggerated as not only did Putin not sell, Russian gold reserves rose by their largest amount in six months in December to just over $46 billion (near the highest since April 2013). It appears all the "Russia is selling" chatter did was lower prices enabling them to gather non-fiat physical assets at a lower cost. On the other hand, there is another trend that continues for the Russians - that of reducing their exposure to US Treasury debt. For the 20th month in a row, Russia's holdings of US Treasury debt fell year-over-year - selling into the strength.

Jan 18 19:13

One per cent holds half the world's wealth

The combined wealth of the world's richest 1 per cent will overtake that of the remaining 99 per cent by 2016 unless action is taken to curb "shocking extremes" of inequality, a new report warns.

The richest 1 per cent currently own 48 per cent of all global wealth, Oxfam says. Next year that figure is forecast to exceed 50 per cent for the first time.

Using data from Credit Suisse's latest global wealth report, the charity warns that rising inequality is holding back the fight against global poverty at a time when more than a billion people still live on less than US$1.25 a day.

The report warns that global wealth "is becoming increasing concentrated among a small, wealthy elite".

Jan 18 18:26

Fox Formally Apologizes for Claiming Muslims Have Taken Over European Cities

This evening, Fox News formally apologized for a false claim about Muslims that was so egregious, even the Prime Minister of Great Britain and all of French television had to step in and call them out for it.

Jan 18 18:25

Pope Francis at a loss for words as street child asks: 'Why does God allow children to suffer?'

Pope Francis on Sunday morning warmly embraced a former street child, comforting the little one after emotions overcame her as she asked: 'Why does God allow so many children to suffer?'

Jan 18 16:33

Woman Arrested For Filming Police In L.A. Remains Jailed, Says Her Civil Rights Are Being Violated

A female Los Angeles area activist and independent journalist who goes by the name "Lissa Bissa" has reportedly been arrested for filming police Friday night, and remains jailed today. Friends reported that she had been 'cop watching' when they arrested and handcuffed her, along with another person.

Jan 18 15:01

Helicopters Don’t Pay for Themselves

Why Eric Holder’s civil forfeiture decision won’t stop civil forfeiture abuse.

Jan 18 14:48

RadioShack prepares to file for bankruptcy

Troubled electronics retailer is considering selling its assets out of bankruptcy to a private equity firm.

Jan 18 14:46

War by Deception

Jan 18 14:44

This 88-year-old doctor treats the poor out of his Toyota Camry. Mississippi wants to punish him for it.

They arrest people for feeding homeless people in some cities. And God forbid you are a doctor in Mississippi with an excellent reputation who wants to treat people for free. Can’t have that. Many of Dr. Landrum’s patients can’t afford to drive to a doctor’s office. So he comes and sees them. I thought that was called a “house call.”

Jan 18 14:44

Utah Rep Fights Federal Land Grab

Jan 18 14:34

Meet the three American families bank-rolling Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu

More than 90 per cent of the recent campaign contributions collected by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came from the US, official records show. In previous campaigns, around half of his campaign funding has come from just three American families. In the past, almost half of his funding has come from three American families – the Falic family of Florida which owns the Duty Free Americas airport shops, the Schottenstein family, owners of the American Eagle Outfitters fashion chain, and the Book family of New Jersey, owners of Jet Support Systems.
“Thank you, rich Americans,” said Yonatan Benizri, a 27-year-old Likud Party activist recently told Buzzfeed. “Why get money from Israel when you can get it from the US?”

Jan 18 14:20

Police State PR: Cop Rocking Out To Taylor Swift Exposed As Publicity Stunt

We asked further if that officer knew about the new web series: again, no response. It may seem obvious to some, but others have swallowed this PR-stunt hook-line-and-sinker. The purpose seems to be showing the public the “nicer side” of those guys and gals who pull you over for anything and everything, fine you, lock you in a cage if you don’t pay that fine… And those are just the tame aspects of “community policing.”

Jan 18 14:14

Texe Marrs: I Am Not Charlie Hebdo, And I Never Will Be!

When I investigated Charlie Hebdo, I found sick, depraved cartoons showing a “joyous” Mohammed having gay, anal sex. I saw Mohammed kissing men and having sexual relations with kids. I also saw the Pope, nude, cavorting about in a perverted fashion. Worse than these, however, are the cartoons which depict Jesus Christ sodomizing God the Father, bestiality, sodomy, on and on... Charlie Hebdo is so disgustingly sick, I am surprised that a tiny three Moslems out of some 1.6 million worldwide were upset enough to attack the magazine with arms. I thought, why? Why do the editors and artists of this Parisian magazine hate Islam and Christianity with such apparent purple passion? A little more investigation uncovered the reason: Charlie Hebdo is a thoroughly Jewish publication, owned and run by Jews, and most all Jews hold a talmudic, all-consuming hatred for Moslems and Christians.

Jan 18 14:03

How The Oligarchs Spend Your Money

Jan 18 13:53

The Revenge of the CIA by NORMAN SOLOMON

snip: Top officials in the U.S. government leak classified information all the time, without punishment. But Jeffrey Sterling was not a top official. He’s a former CIA officer, charged with giving classified information to journalist James Risen about a CIA operation that provided Iran with flawed nuclear weapon blueprints — information that appeared in Risen’s 2006 book State of War.

Hearing the testimony from CIA operatives, it’s clear that the agency is extremely eager to make an example of Sterling. Despite all the legalisms, the overarching reality is that the case against Sterling is scarcely legal — it is cravenly political.

Jan 18 13:46

Terror in Paris: how we got there and a way out

Lawrence Davidson views the Paris attacks in the broader contexts that contributed to them, and asks how much blood has to be shed before we honour the only escape route: international law.

Jan 18 12:48

Ukraine army targeted Gorlovka with 500kg air bombs – Donetsk militia leader

Ukrainian warplanes used 500kg aviation bombs in their attack on the town of Gorlovka on Sunday, said Aleksandr Zakharchenko, head of the People’s Republic of Donetsk, adding that it was not a targeted bombardment.

"Towards the evening, the Ukrainian bombers performed an airstrike on Gorlovka with 500-kilogram aviation bombs. Notably, the bombardment was not targeted; it came from over the clouds and the aim was simply to hit the town,” Zakharchenko said.

Jan 18 12:47

Poroshenko rejected Putin’s artillery withdrawal plan, began assault - Kremlin

Kiev resumed its military assault in eastern Ukraine on Sunday despite receiving a proposal Thursday night from the Russian president that both sides of the conflict withdraw their heavy artillery, Putin’s press secretary said.

Jan 18 12:46

Shots fired Saturday night near Biden's Delaware home

Shots were fired Saturday night near Vice President Biden’s home in Delaware, the Secret Service said Sunday.

The agency said multiple shots were fired from a vehicle being driven on a public road outside the security perimeter of the Wilmington, Del.-area home.

The vice president and wife Jill Biden were not home at the time of the incident.

Jan 18 12:24

Middle class decline looms over final years of Obama presidency

Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue.

Jan 18 11:49

"Since 1979, American workers’ productivity has increased by 80 percent. The income of the top 1 percent has increased 240 percent. And the average American wage, adjusted for inflation, has gone up just a few percentage points, maybe 8 percent

Now that Republicans are opportunistically talking about stagnant wages, Democrats finally have the chance to throw supply-side economics in the dustbin of history.
It’s now shaping up that wages and the condition of the middle class are going to be the dominant issues as we enter this first phase of the 2016 slog. Don’t take it from me, or even from Elizabeth Warren. Speaker John Boehner said as much (well, almost) on the day he opened the new session of Congress.

Jan 18 11:48

Good Cop Files Lawsuit Against Corrupt Department That Told Him ‘If you snitch, your career is done’

“Where are all the good cops?” Critics of police brutality and abuse of power often wonder this – sometimes aloud, often on social media. But there is an answer to that question – it’s not purely rhetorical – the “good cops” are driven out of work by the bad cops.

Jan 18 11:48

Obama and Cameron’s ‘solutions’ for cybersecurity will make the internet worse. Drafting policies to imprison people who share an HBO GO password? Eliminating end-to-end data encryption? They can’t be serious

The current state of the US and UK governments’ ass-backwards approach to cybersecurity was on full display this week – culminating with British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama meeting to discuss the issue at the White House on Friday. When it comes to cybersecurity, it seems the UK and US want to embrace every crazy idea except what we know actually works.

Jan 18 11:43

Dead Bankers: Missing Hawke's Bay man's body found in UK

Tributes are flooding in for a Hawke's Bay man who was found dead on a mountain in northern England this week, after he had been missing for four days. United Kingdom police yesterday confirmed a body found on Helvellyn, a mountain in the English lake District, was that of 45-year-old Michael Flanagan, originally from Napier.

Jan 18 11:39

George Bush Pedophile Sex Ring and Blackmail of Congress

The Franklin Cover Up is only the tip of the Iceberg.

George HW Bush is a known evil pedophile, who ran a Congressional Blackmail Child Sex Ring during the 1980s known as “Operation Brownstone and Operation Brownstar”, and later to become known as “The Finders or The Franklin Coverup”. U.S. Vice President George HW Bush would sneak children over to Senator Barney Frank’s condo, known as a “Brownstone” to their famous cocktail parties, where U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senators — some willing and some unwilling participants — got a taste of the “Voodoo Drug” in their drink.

Jan 18 11:37

Raising on a busted flush - NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record

For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday.

Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping. Earlier, the Japanese weather agency and an independent group out of University of California Berkeley also measured 2014 as the hottest on record.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the same government that assured you Saddam had nuclear weapons and that unemployment is only 6% (with more than 90 million Americans unable to find work) comes this latest exhortation to ignore the record cold and snow sweeping the globe and believe as you are told to believe that the world is warming and it is all your fault, and you will atone by paying carbon taxes !

But...

NASA has already backed off this claim, saying that the analysis of the temperature data has a margin of error so large that there is only a 38% chance the claim that 2014 was the hottest year on record is true!

The Remote Sensing System satellite data doesn't support the claim that 2014 is the hottest year on record. It came in at sixth place since the satellite was launched.

Chinese scientists doing very finely detailed measures of isotopes trapped in giant clam shells have reconstructed a detailed record of Earth's climate that confirms that the Roman and Medieval warm periods were indeed far warmer than Earth is today, and oddly enough, were also periods of lower CO2 content in the atmosphere. Contrary to the carbonazis' claims of impending doom if the Earth gets warmer, the Roman and Medieval warm periods were times of immense fertility and productivity, allowing humans freed from the scramble to find food to create the flowering of the Roman civilization, with its art and engineering, then later the Renaissance.

But the various agencies and scientists who are funded to "prove" global warming don't want to give the money back, and so even as record cold arrives, and the March 20, 2000 UK Guardian prediction that "Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past" is once again proven false, they will go on screaming global warming, the sun has nothing to do with climate, global warming creates snowstorms, and all the other lies used to trick you out of your money by a desperately broke government.

Jan 18 11:33

Ukraine forces reclaim Donetsk airport in new offensive

Ukrainian troops recaptured almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine they had lost to separatists in recent weeks, even as thousands gathered in Kiev for a state-sponsored peace march on Sunday.

The offensive brought fighting close to the industrial city of Donetsk itself, centre of a pro-Russian rebellion, while shelling intensified in other parts of the region, known as the "Donbass".

Jan 18 11:30

John Baird's convoy pelted with eggs in West Bank

Dozens of Palestinian protesters in Ramallah have hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.

Baird travelled to the West Bank city today to meet with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki.

The protesters held signs reading: "Baird you are not welcome in Palestine."

Jan 18 11:18

George Galloway predicted Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in 2012

Jan 18 11:16

Israeli strike in Syria kills late Hezbollah leader's son, sources say

Jihad Moughniyah was killed with four other members of Hezbollah when his convoy was hit by missiles filed from Israeli helicopter, sources tell Reuters.

Jan 18 10:41

3,000 "Moderate Rebels" Defect to ISIS - US Preparing 5,000 More

“It is a long-cherished tradition among a certain type of military thinker that huge casualties are the main thing. If they are on the other side then this is a valuable bonus.”
- Terry Pratchett

Jan 18 10:38

‘We are fed up!’: Thousands march against TTIP & GMOs in Berlin

A broad alliance of farmers, ethical consumers, and anti-capitalist activists staged a march through Berlin that numbered up to 50,000, to denounce the proposed TTIP treaty between the US and EU, and mass farming technologies.

Jan 18 10:18

These States Will Revoke Your Driver’s License If You Can’t Pay Back Student Loans

Most of the nation is unaware of it, but there are two states which will take your driver’s license away if you do not pay your student loans.
Alums in both Montana and Iowa, face laws that allow the state to revoke driver’s licenses if the individual is unable to pay back their loans.

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