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July 18, 2014

Jul 18 06:08

Fracking contaminates U.S. surface with radioactive waste

These consequences may only be the tip of the iceberg. In fact, waste treatment facilities are beginning to report that drill cuttings from fracking operations contain high levels of radioactive material. The Marcellus shale being drilled out of the Eastern US grounds is reportedly three times more radioactive than other rock layers.

In New York, the water that is coming up during and after the fracking process, known as brine, routinely reads high in radioactivity. "The radioactivity of the brine is as high as 15,000 picocuries per liter," says Gary Abraham, an environmental lawyer in Western New York. "The background radiation at the surface of the earth in New York is about 1 picocurie per liter." Gary is now working to block landfills from expanding and accepting this deep shale radiation.

Jul 18 06:04

The forgotten story of Iran Air Flight 655

If you walked into any high school classroom in the United States and asked the students to describe their country's relationship with Iran, you'd probably hear words like "enemy" and "threat," maybe "distrust" and "nuclear." But ask them what the number 655 has to do with it, and you'd be met with silence.

Try the same thing in an Iranian classroom, asking about the United States, and you'd probably hear some of the same words. Mention the number 655, though, it's a safe bet that at least a few of the students would immediately know what you were talking about.

The number, 655, is a flight number: Iran Air 655. If you've never heard of it, you're far from alone.


Jul 18 06:03

1988: US warship shoots down Iranian airliner

An American naval warship patrolling in the Persian Gulf has shot down an Iranian passenger jet after apparently mistaking it for an F-14 fighter.

All those on board the airliner - almost 300 people - are believed dead.

The plane, an Airbus A300, was making a routine flight from Bandar Abbas, in Iran, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The USS Vincennes had tracked the plane electronically and warned it to keep away. When it did not the ship fired two surface-to-air missiles, at least one of which hit the airliner.

Navy officials said the Vincennes' crew believed they were firing at an Iranian F14 jet fighter, although they had not confirmed this visually.

Jul 18 06:00

Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets

Thousands of Chicago drivers have been tagged with $100 red light fines they did not deserve, targeted by robotic cameras during a series of sudden spikes in tickets that city officials say they cannot explain, a Tribune investigation has found.

The Tribune's analysis of more than 4 million tickets issued since 2007 and a deeper probe of individual cases revealed clear evidence that the deviations in Chicago's network of 380 cameras were caused by faulty equipment, human tinkering or both.

Chicago transportation officials say they had no knowledge of the wild swings in ticketing until they were told by the Tribune — even though City Hall legally required the camera vendor to watch for the slightest anomaly in ticketing patterns every day. Many of the spikes lasted weeks.

Jul 18 05:29

Company co-founded by Nancy Pelosi’s son charged with securities fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a company cofounded by Paul Pelosi Jr. with fraud on Wednesday after learning that two convicted criminals were running the business.

Paul Pelosi Jr., the son of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), was the president and chief operating officer of Natural Blue Resources Inc., an investment company he cofounded that focuses on “environmentally-friendly” ventures.

The SEC charged four individuals with fraud, including former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya, and suspended trading in the company’s stock. Pelosi owned over 10 million shares in the company in 2009.

The SEC said Wednesday the company was “secretly controlled” by James E. Cohen and Joseph Corazzi, both of whom had previous fraud convictions. Corazzi violated federal securities laws and was barred from acting as an officer or director of a public company. Cohen was previously incarcerated for financial fraud.

Jul 18 05:03

Source: Border agents unable to go home due to threat of disease

Multiple sources working out of Border Patrol stations throughout Texas have reported that due to fear that their families will contract one of the many diseases being seen at the facilities in a large number of the thousands of men, women and children coming across the border on a daily basis, many of the agents are no longer returning home when their shifts end. Unwilling to expose their own children to a host of highly contagious diseases, agents are reportedly renting rooms in local motels (at their own expense), rather than returning to their homes.

One agent who spoke to this columnist under the condition of anonymity said: "I have kids, I have a wife, these people have scabies, lice and even swine flu...I'm not taking a chance on giving that to one of my kids. Some of us have already gotten sick."


Jul 18 04:52

Connecticut trooper admits to stealing cash, gold from dying motorcyclist

A veteran Connecticut state trooper faces a year and a half in prison after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing a dying motorcyclist’s cash and gold crucifix at the scene of a 2012 crash.

Aaron “AJ” Huntsman, 45, was caught by his own dashboard camera stealing the items belonging to John Scalesse, who was killed on Sept. 22, 2012 after his motorcycle crashed into a construction company truck in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Huntsman, a 19-year veteran of the state police force, pleaded guilty to two felonies: third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence. Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin imposed a term in prison of 16 months and then five years of probation, opposed to the possible 10 years Huntsman could have received.

Jul 18 04:15

Why was a passenger plane flying over a conflict zone in Ukraine?

As the security situation in Ukraine deteriorated in April, the US Federal Aviation Administration issued a warning to American pilots and airlines operating in the region. The “Notam” (Notice to Airmen) ordered “Exercise extreme caution due to the continuing potential for instability”.


Jul 18 04:08

Media reports 23 Americans killed by terrorists bombing a plane; Obama grabs a burger

(Truthstream Media.com)
Just wow.

Want more proof we're living in The Matrix, America? Check out our president. The guy can't even muster up the effort to PRETEND anymore.

Media outlets everywhere yesterday were reporting that a Malaysian passenger flight was shot down by a missile over war-torn Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president called it an act of terror. Reportedly, 23 Americans were on that flight and there were no survivors.

So what did Obama do? How did he react to the news?

Well, we know what he didn't do — and that's cancel his burger photo op. See video below.

Jul 18 04:07

Are they wagging the dog?

(Truthstream Media.com)

Let's get real conspiratorial for a second —

If this was a mid-air missile strike, quick question: where is the smoke? Any smoke? From the missile? From the strike? From the plane? Left in the air? Anything...?

Also, what is this guy doing walking around the fresh crash site with a handful of intact, unscathed passports that look brand spanking new? That video was only played on loop for B roll on all major news networks repeatedly all day...

Or here's a conspiracy theory for you: What if the missing Malaysian plane from march (MH370) somehow is the one that was "shot down" over Ukraine today in some Jerry Bruckheimeresque 24-hour news cycle stage show to dazzle the masses into believing the official story?

That'll make your head spin for a minute.

Of course, what do we know. We're just a bunch of crazy conspiracy theorists over here...

Jul 18 03:54

Plane crash builds pressure on West over Ukraine

The immediate hours after the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 brought far more questions than answers. But one thing was clear: The deaths of nearly 300 people will put new pressure on the White House and European leaders to address the conflict in Ukraine and confront Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jul 18 02:46

Most Voters Want to Send Latest Illegal Immigrants Home ASAP

Most voters don’t want any of the young illegal immigrants who’ve recently arrived here housed in their state and say any legislation passed by Congress to deal with the problem should focus on sending them home as soon as possible.

Jul 18 02:40

California couple conserving water amid drought could face fine for brown lawn

A Southern California couple who scaled back watering their lawn amid the state’s drought received a warning from the suburb where they live that they might be fined for creating an eyesore – despite emergency statewide orders to conserve.


Jul 18 02:32

Was the Shootdown of the Passenger Jet Over Ukraine a False Flag?

False flag attacks have been carried out by countries all over the world … including Russia. -- Was the murder of 300 innocent passengers when their plane was shot down today a false flag? If so, who did it?

Jul 18 01:52

UN commissioner criticises decision to fast-track emergency surveillance bill

The UN human rights chief has criticised Britain's rush through parliament this week of the new emergency law on surveillance and data retention.

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, said the data retention and investigatory powers bill – known as the Drip bill – will not address key privacy concerns raised by the European court of justice when it struck down the current regime in April and should be the subject of wider public debate.

"To me it's difficult to see how the UK can now justify rushing through wide-reaching emergency legislation which may not fully address the concerns raised by the court, at time when there are proceedings ongoing by the UK's own investigative powers tribunal on these very issues," Pillay said in Geneva on Wednesday.

Jul 18 01:51

Israel Commits War Crimes — Interview with Harry Fear

Abby Martin speaks with journalist and documentarian, Harry Fear, to discuss the latest developments in the ongoing Israeli siege on Gaza, including the bombing of 4 children on a Gaza beach and the failure of the most recent ceasefire.

Jul 18 01:28

Edward Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications

The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has urged lawyers, journalists, doctors, accountants, priests and others with a duty to protect confidentiality to upgrade security in the wake of the spy surveillance revelations.

Snowden said professionals were failing in their obligations to their clients, sources, patients and parishioners in what he described as a new and challenging world.

"What last year's revelations showed us was irrefutable evidence that unencrypted communications on the internet are no longer safe. Any communications should be encrypted by default," he said.

The response of professional bodies has so far been patchy.

A minister at the Home Office in London, James Brokenshire, said during a Commons debate about a new surveillance bill on Tuesday that a code of practice to protect legal professional privilege and others requiring professional secrecy was under review.

July 17, 2014

Jul 17 23:34

‘black box’ found - Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in Ukraine LIVE UPDATES - passengers were heading toAIDS Conference

‘black box’ found in Ukraine - reports 2nd Malaysian plane's ‘black box’ found in Ukraine - report

over a hundred of the plane’s passengers were heading to the 20th International AIDS Conference which is scheduled to start on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia.

Jul 17 22:51

Homeland Security Starting to Police American Towns: Community Outreach to Desensitize Public

Residents of Greenville, North Carolina were alarmed this week after finding armed Department of Homeland Security officers out in full force in their community. Many residents were concerned, thinking there must be an imminent terrorist threat – after all, DHS is a federal agency that’s supposed to protect the country from terrorist threats, so why else would armed Department of Homeland Security agents be in their neighborhoods? -- No Terrorist threat, just a Show of Federal Force

Jul 17 22:47

Israel’s Terror State and the Attack on the People of Gaza

The international media outlets speak of a new Middle Eastern war between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas organization, which rules a tiny strip of Palestine adjacent the Mediterranean Sea that resembles rather a large open-air prison than a state-like entity. Are we really witnesses of a “war” or an attack by a brutal colonial regime against a defenseless and helpless community of people in the Middle East? In order to provide its criminal operations with a veneer of legitimacy, the Israeli government is using war terminology.

Jul 17 22:43

The Dementedness Destroying Israel

Today as the current spring rain of missiles pours down on Gaza, the intent arises from a totally different cause, a manufactured cause created by Netanyahu’s government directed at the Israeli people to elicit unconditional support to destroy Gaza.

Jul 17 22:41

Kiev deployed powerful anti-air systems to E. Ukraine ahead of the Malaysian plane crash

The Ukrainian military has several batteries of Buk surface-to-air missile systems with at least 27 launchers, capable of bringing down high-flying jets, in the Donetsk region where the Malaysian passenger plane crashed, Russian Defense Ministry said.

Jul 17 22:19

We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

U.S. stocks are now about 80% overvalued on certain key long-term measures, according to research by financial consultant Andrew Smithers, the chairman of Smithers & Co. and one of the few to warn about the bubble of the late 1990s at the time.

Jul 17 21:59

Jury Acquits Man Charged After Cops Went to Wrong Home

Virginia police intent on ruining an innocent man’s life for daring to act in self defense after they drew a bead on him with the red lasers from their firearms will have to find another victim as a jury acquitted the man of their trumped up charges that he was “reckless” when he discharged his firearm in their direction.

Jul 17 21:53

Border Crisis Causes Support for “Immigration Reform” to Drop

A recent Pew Research Center poll indicates that a majority of Americans favor speeding up the process of deporting Central American children who are in the nation illegally. A majority also disapproves of the way President Obama is handling the illegal immigration problem.

Jul 17 21:37

Obama bans by executive order the importation of some popular Russian firearms

The order was issued on Wednesday, part of package deal of sanctions against Russian interests and businesses in response to the situation in the Ukraine. The orders were issued well before Thursday’s shoot-down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over the Ukraine.

Jul 17 21:34

What Is The Murder Of The Middle Class?

The greatest nation in world history is being destroyed, plundered and looted by the premeditated murder of the middle class. This is no accident, mistake or coincidence. This is a purposeful plan. This is the boldest, grandest criminal conspiracy in world history.

Jul 17 21:26

Hillary Clinton Blames Russia for Downed Plane in Ukraine

Presumptive 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has placed blame for the downing of a Malaysian plane earlier today on Russia. -- She told Charlie Rose there appears “to be some growing awareness” that “Russian insurgents” were behind the downing.

Jul 17 19:13

Other Enemies of Freedom

The System Lords do not enslave you as conquerors in battle, but by ink and stealth. When Lord Obama was elected as President of the Fascist State of America, he did not campaign on instigating the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). What a good piece of legislation the duped may say, trying to make those tax dodging corporations pay their dues.

Jul 17 19:09

14 Reasons Obama Is Lying When He Claims The World Is ‘More Stable’ And ‘Less Violent’ Than Ever

With a straight face, Barack Obama has been repeatedly telling us that the world is "more stable" and "less violent" than ever. In fact, he believes that this is the best time in history to be alive because of how peaceful and stable everything is. And of course Obama is more than happy to take credit for his role in bringing all of this "stability" about. Just this week, his press secretary told the media that this administration has "substantially improved" the "tranquility of the global community". Apparently these guys don't think that we will notice all of the violence, war and terrorism constantly raging all around us. It would be wonderful if the planet actually was becoming a more peaceful place, but instead the exact opposite is happening. The world is becoming increasingly unstable, and if we aren't really careful we could see World War III break out before too long. But if you listen to Obama, he makes it sound like we are living in an emerging global utopia.

Jul 17 19:06

Ben Davies: gold is money

Jul 17 19:01

Pennsylvania will now shame convicted lawmakers with plaques that note their crimes

Portraits of four Pennsylvania lawmakers that hang in the State Capitol building in Harrisburg will now indicate they were convicted of a crime.

Jul 17 19:01

Worldwide demos held against Israel’s atrocities

People from different countries across the world have participated in anti-Israel demonstrations to condemn Tel Aviv’s atrocities against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Thousands of Turkish people took to the streets of Istanbul on Thursday to call for international action to stop the Israeli attacks.

Pakistani protesters also staged a similar demonstration to slam the Israeli onslaught on the besieged enclave.

In the Far East, South Korean protesters marched on Israel's embassy in Seoul, holding placards denouncing the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Also, demonstrators in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, gathered around the Palestinian embassy in solidarity with the Gazans.

Jul 17 18:55

On the ground in Gaza: Batsh family decimated in Israeli air strike

As the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip continues and the bodies continue to pile up, Palestinians try to maintain a semblance of normal life while old and young mourn the losses of friends and families. Noor Harazeen reports for Middle East Eye in Gaza.

Jul 17 18:53

Police officer who killed 17 year-old holding Wii remote has prior history of reprimands and another questionable shooting

Personnel records of a Euharlee police officer involved in a deadly shooting show that she was repeatedly reprimanded over her 10 years on the job in Acworth.

Jul 17 18:52

Microsoft layoff e-mail typifies inhuman corporate insensitivity

Microsoft this morning announced far and away the largest round of layoffs in its history, and Nadella’s e-mail drips with that familiar mixture of faux sympathy and non-information that is so typical of carefully managed corporate communication.

There’s a name for this kind of uninformative spin-talk: it’s known as "ducking and fucking."

Jul 17 18:34

Unconfirmed Video Malasian Plane Being Shotdown

Jul 17 18:20

Make Mine Freedom (1948)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I remember seeing this film in grade school. Almost everything this film warned us about in 1948 has come to pass.

Jul 17 18:14

Ukraine Releases YouTube Clip "Proving" Rebels Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH-17

The purported smoking gun is "revealed" in the second section which begins 43 seconds and lasting one minute in between a "Major" and "Grek" who are also allegedly Russian rebels. It is here that the conversation goes into explicit detail describing the contents of the downed airplane, and makes it clear that it is a civilian airplane, describing the civilian carnage, and stopping just why of naming this a Malaysian Airlines flight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, look for what should be there and is not. WHY would the separatists shoot down a civilian passenger jet, knowing it would turn world opinion against them? WHO BENEFITS? Who gets what they want? Poroshenko wants the US to come into the war. The US wants to get into the war. Neither Russia nor the separatists want the US to enter the war so why would they roll out the red carpet with such a stunt?

Jul 17 17:36

Murdoch’s Media Monopoly: Are the globalists streamlining their PR for WWIII?

MEDIA MOGUL RUPERT MURDOCH HAS MADE A BID TO BUY TIME WARNER FOR $80 BILLION DURING THE EARLY HOURS OF WEDNESDAY

Jul 17 17:34

‘We Are Moving from Iron Dome to an Iron Fist’: Israel Launches Ground Invasion of Gaza

Israeli ground troops have invaded the Gaza Strip in an action that the Israeli government says is meant to destroy the network of tunnels Palestinian militants have built that lead into Israel. While the initial ground incursion may be limited to the tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement that “the prime minister and the defense minister have ordered the IDF to make preparations for expanding the ground operation.”

Jul 17 17:22

Christopher Bollyn - "How Disinformation is used to Suppress 9-11 Truth"

The 9-11 Truth movement has been the target of disinformation from the very beginning. This, of course, should be expected because the highest-level Zionist culprits behind the false-flag terrorism of 9-11 also control our government and media. Their evil agenda of war and conquest can only succeed by suppressing public awareness of what really happened on 9-11. The perpetrators of 9-11 are behind the disinformation campaign, which is meant to undermine the 9-11 Truth movement. It is, therefore, essential that we understand how they use disinformation to confuse and weaken the integrity of the truth movement. . .

. . . The fact that Donald Fox works for a Canadian financial company, which happens to be the largest partner in Tamir Fishman, an Israeli financial firm where Ehud Barak is a senior partner and adviser, suggests that his disinformation work against 9-11 Truth is connected to his employment at RBC Capital Markets. That would make sense.

Jul 17 17:05

McCain warns Putin over downed Malaysian airplane

Hawkish US Senator John McCain has pointed the finger at Russian President Vladimir Putin after a passenger plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

McCain said on Thursday if pro-Russian forces are linked to the crash, it would point directly to Putin.

“The separatists could have only gotten that capability from Russia and so therefore the culpable party here is Vladimir Putin,” he claimed.

Jul 17 16:44

The UK’s “emergency” DRIP surveillance law is now a done deal

The House of Lords passed the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill on Thursday without a vote, and it received royal assent hours later. That means DRIP is law after just a few days’ scrutiny.

A good day to bury bad news.

Jul 17 16:23

Cold Temps Break 128-Year Record in Mobile

Forecasters say Mobile has broken a 128-year-old record with a low temperature of 64 degrees.

The National Weather Service says the low Thursday morning was 1 degree cooler than the low of 65 degrees set in 1886.

The weather service says Huntsville tied a record low for the date of 59 degrees set in 1945, and temperatures were in the mid- to upper 50s across north Alabama.

Jul 17 16:17

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 12

Gaza: Israel launches massive offensive "Operation Protective Edge" – Day 12 http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24611

Jul 17 16:12

Ukraine air traffic controller suggests Kiev military shot down passenger plane

The air traffic controller suggested in a private evaluation and basing it on military sources in Kiev, that the Ukrainian military was behind this shoot down. Radar records were immediately confiscated after it became clear a passenger jet was shot down.

Military air traffic controllers in internal communication acknowledged the military was involved, and some military chatter said they did not know where the order to shoot down the plane originated from.

Jul 17 16:07

Internal Revenue Service Political Targeting - Issa's fight with WH reaches new peak

Top Obama aide defies House Oversight subpoena

Issa Accuses DOJ Official of Misleading Congress

FULL VIDEO

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs

Jul 17 16:01

A Brief Reminder Of Certain Events 100 Years Ago

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Following today's dramatic geopolitical escalations (which we hope are nothing like an "Archduke Ferdinand" moment); this evening has grown loud with the mainstream business media's deafening roar of BIS-deniers proclaiming that everything bad is priced-in and nothing good is priced-in and how "this is a teflon market." This is nothing new... as no less than The Financial Times proclaims on June 30th 1914 that "stock markets have been scarcely affected by the assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne... there's no evidence that stock holders took fright" as it's priced in (or contained?). It seems things didn't quite work out as 'priced-in'.

Jul 17 15:59

Putin Says "Ukraine Responsible For Crash... Wouldn't Happen If At Peace"

According to Russian news agency Interfax, Vladimir Putin remarked during a government meeting today that:

*PUTIN SAYS UKRAINE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MALAYSIA JET CRASH: IFX
*MALAYSIA CRASH WOULDN'T HAPPEN IF UKRAINE WAS AT PEACE: IFX

Jul 17 15:42

Don't Worry: Government to Investigate Government

Justice Department To Investigate Missing IRS Emails

GOP skeptical of Justice IRS probe

Jul 17 15:36

Israel Attacks Gaza Hospitals

Gaza human shields: Foreigners protect hospitals from Israeli airstrikes. The international activists remain in Gaza hospital threatened by Israeli missiles. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24562

Jul 17 15:34

All Arabs should be killed, Israeli soldier says

"There's nothing we can do. There won't be peace with them. RETARDS. All Arabs should be killed". Continue reading ? http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24576

Jul 17 15:34

Opinion | The Israeli ground invasion in Gaza

Israeli PM ordered ground invasion in Gaza Strip on Thursday. Civilians are the majority of death toll, while Israeli forces launched heavy navy and artillery shelling eastern Gaza Strip, near borders to facilitate ground invasion.
In Lebanon's 2006 war, Israeli ground invasion was crucial. Hezbollah fighters 'hunted' Israeli tanks one after another in Wadi Al-Hujayr, Southern Lebanon in what-so-called "massacre of Israeli tanks". Palestinian resistance is reported to have Russian-made anti-tanks, similar weapons that Hezbollah used in 2006 war.

Undoubtedly, Palestinian civilians are constituting the majority of death toll in current war. Nevertheless, Israeli decision-makers are sensitive toward losing soldiers during successive battles which is not guaranteed in such unequal confrontation. Shaul Mofaz, former Israeli defense minister expressed great concern regarding Gaza tunnels, which may carry "surprises" to Israeli forces, he said in televised interview.

Jul 17 15:31

Throwing BRICS at Israel

The USA and EU are in a epic brawl for resources and to save the US dollar from being marginalized to keep the current elite in power. What we are seeing is the multi-polar world crashing on the 20th century winners. This is what the conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, Iran, and others including Gaza are really about.

Now for Israel Firsters, this is major blow because Israel’s power comes from its complete mastery of the USA and EU financial and political systems. Without the USA specifically, Israel is deep trouble.

Jul 17 15:19

"Vladimir Putin just killed 154 Dutch and 23 Americans"???

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay Sam, if you really feel that way ... here's your rifle, and here's your parachute. We ran out of camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from Abu Ghraib. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane, and we'll call Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself.

But after those whoppers you told us about Saddam's nukes and Assad's gas you will forgive the rest of us if we keep our children safe at home and sit this next war out.

Jul 17 15:18

The Human Price of Neocon Havoc

Whether the tragedy is four boys getting blown apart while playing on a beach in Gaza or nearly 300 killed from a suspected missile strike on a Malaysian Airliner over Ukraine or the thousands upon thousands of other innocent victims slaughtered in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other recent war zones, the underlying lesson is that the havoc encouraged by America’s neocons results in horrendous loss of human life.

Jul 17 15:11

The East-West Currency War Intensifies

The new BRICS bank announcement is followed by new Russia sanctions... on the same day. Russia re-opens Cuban listening post and is then blamed for Malaysian airliner crash... Things are heating up!

Jul 17 15:08

FoxNews Sources quick to blame Russia for Boeing 777 missile

Jul 17 14:58

Knowing war law exposes ALL US/UK/Israel war ‘reasons’ as BS propaganda; Oaths require leaders’ arrests

*hyperlinks live at source*

US military, government (including law enforcement), and millions of Americans (including all California public employees) have Oaths to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” It’s hard to imagine a worse domestic enemy than those who knowingly lie for unlawful attack on foreign countries, resulting in millions of war-deaths. These lies include Israel’s easily-proved lies that Iran threatened to “wipe Israel off the map” (more on Iran) while Israel actually wipes Palestine off the map.

The US/UK/Israel wars of the present are Orwellian unlawful because they violate two treaties renouncing armed attack as a foreign policy option, and allowing military use only in a narrow definition of self-defense when attacked by another nation’s government (full explanation/documentation here).

Jul 17 14:29

Gaza Live Video

Jul 17 14:17

Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As much of the world focuses on the Malaysian flight that was allegedly shot down over Ukraine, Israel is preparing to launch a ground offensive against Palestinians living in Gaza.

Announcing the offensive on Twitter, the Israeli Defense Forces wrote "Our goal is to target Hamas' tunnels that enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.”

Although there was a brief ceasefire early Thursday so as to allow “residents to stock up on food and other supplies,” fighting resumed between the Israeli occupiers and Hamas when rockets were fired into Israeli occupied territory.

The Israelis responded by launching two airstrikes in the Gaza strip...

Jul 17 13:33

California Catholic Diocese Bypasses City, Purchases Building to House Obama Illegals

Between Dec 2010 and Nov 2013, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Galveston received $15,549,078 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project” with a program description of “Refugee and Entry Assistance.”

Last year, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth received $350,000 from Department of Homeland Security for “citizenship and education training” with a program description of “citizenship and immigration services.”

Between September 2010 and September 2013, the Catholic Charities of Dallas received $823,658 from the Department of Homeland Security for “Citizenship Education Training” for “refugee and entrant assistance.”

From Dec 2012 to January 2014, Baptist Child & Family Services received $62,111,126 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.”

Jul 17 13:19

[FIRST FOOTAGE] Malaysia flight MH17 crash site

Jul 17 13:16

Live from Gaza

Jul 17 13:10

Ukraine Adviser: Malaysian Airlines Jet Shot Down By Missile Near Ukraine-Russia Border

nterfax reports that the Ukrainian Interior Ministry says that everyone on board was killed. The Interior Ministry claims that 23 Americans were killed in the crash, according to Interfax.

Jul 17 13:08

Malaysian flight being hit by what looks to be a missle.

Jul 17 13:04

Connecticut trooper admits to stealing cash, gold from dying motorcyclist

A veteran Connecticut state trooper faces a year and a half in prison after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing a dying motorcyclist’s cash and gold crucifix at the scene of a 2012 crash.

Aaron “AJ” Huntsman, 45, was caught by his own dashboard camera stealing the items belonging to John Scalesse, who was killed on Sept. 22, 2012 after his motorcycle crashed into a construction company truck in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Jul 17 13:03

Israel begins ground invasion of Gaza strip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said.

"The prime minister and defense minister have instructed the IDF to begin a ground operation tonight in order to hit the terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel," the statement said.

Reuters witnesses and Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling along the Gazaborder.

Jul 17 12:56

Moscow: Kiev allegations that Russian jet downed Ukraine plane absurd

Kiev’s accusations that Russia shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet are “absurd,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

Jul 17 12:56

NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children

Despite this powerful first-hand reporting – or perhaps because of it – Mohyeldin was nowhere to be seen on last night’s NBC Nightly News

Jul 17 12:56

Exit Agent William Hague... still making excuses for Israel

Stuart Littlewood says the recently-resigned UK foreign secretary, William Hague, was waving Israel’s flag to the last minute, and holds little hope that Hague’s successor, Philip Hammond, would be any better.

Jul 17 12:51

Report: NBC Pulled Reporter From Gaza After He Covered Child Deaths

"Despite this powerful first-hand reporting – or perhaps because of it – Mohyeldin was nowhere to be seen on last night’s NBC Nightly News broadcast with Brian Williams. "

Jul 17 12:47

Snowden: NSA Employees Routinely Pass Around Nude Photos Obtained Via Mass Surveillance

Snowden …. Made a startling claim that a culture exists within the NSA in which, during surveillance, nude photographs picked up of people in “sexually compromising” situations are routinely passed around.

Jul 17 12:43

Snowden: NSA Employees Routinely Pass Around Nude Photos Obtained Via Mass Surveillance

NSA Spies On Americans, Then Passes Around Their Nude Pictures and Videos

Edward Snowden just told the Guardian:

Snowden …. Made a startling claim that a culture exists within the NSA in which,during surveillance, nude photographs picked up of people in “sexually compromising” situations are routinely passed around.

NSA employees have also been caught using their mass surveillance powers to spy on love interests, such as girlfriends, obsessions or former wives … and to eavesdrop on American soldiers’ intimate conversations with their wives back home.

Jul 17 12:42

Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide:

the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

Jul 17 12:32

FLASHBACK 2001 - Ukraine admits missile may have downed Russian plane

A Ukrainian official today admitted that his country's military may have mistakenly shot down a Russian commercial airliner over the Black sea last week, killing all 78 people on board.

The announcement by Yevhen Marchuk, the head of the Ukrainian security council and a member of the commission investigating the tragedy, marks the first time that the country has conceded it may be responsible.

"The reason for the crash could be an unintentional hit by an S-200 missile during the Ukrainian air defence exercises," Mr Marchuk told a press conference today, adding that investigators would make their final conclusions after further, complex research.

Jul 17 11:56

Who ordered the water shutoffs in Detroit?

In an act of brutality, water service has been disconnected to more than 14,000 homes in Detroit, with private contractors continuing to turn off the taps at the rate of 3,000 households per week. The shutoffs are part of the bankruptcy process overseen by the city’s unelected emergency manager Kevyn Orr, which includes privatizing the nation’s third largest municipally owned water system and driving out large number of residents living in neighborhoods deemed too poor for investment.

Jul 17 11:47

President Putin's plane might have been the target for Ukrainian missile - sources

Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 295, Interfax news agency reports citing sources.

LIVE UPDATES:Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in Ukraine

“I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft - 15:44 Moscow time,” a source told the news agency on condition of anonymity.

"The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical", the source added.

Jul 17 11:44

Malaysian Flight Shot Down Over Ukraine - Kiev Gov't Implicated

In what is now the second curious incident involving a Malaysian airlines flight, a Malaysian airlines Boeing 777 has crashed over Ukraine. The flight was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 295 people on board. The flight crashed in East Ukraine close to the Russian border.

The flight was allegedly downed by a missile.

Jul 17 11:36

BREAKING: President Putin's plane might have been the target for Ukrainian missile - sources

Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 295, Interfax news agency reports citing sources.

Jul 17 11:18

NOT EVEN A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE GAZANS SLAUGHTERED BY ISRAEL

MK Basel Ghattas (Balad) caused a firestorm in the Knesset Wednesday, after he staged a “moment of silence” for the “victims” of Israel’s operation against Hamas in Gaza.

“I cannot give over my words today without addressing the current situation, whereby people are dying from criminal acts every day,” he touted. “I will stand for a moment of silence for the hundreds of people who have lost their lives during the current war.”

Jul 17 11:18

Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

A pure, unadulterated, bronze-age, Old Testament mindset.

Jul 17 11:17

IMAGES OF THE DAY BY LATUFF

Jul 17 11:17

PROOF THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SMART TO HAVE A SMART PHONE

Jul 17 11:15

FLASHBACK - Was TWA 800 Shot Down By a Military Missile?

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A rather ironic anniversary!

Jul 17 10:58

Selling Israel’s War on Gaza

There is an art to war and there is an art to selling war—to one’s own people and the world at large.

Israel is a master on both tracks. When we speak of the “only democracy” in the Middle East, it is often forgotten—perhaps deliberately—that the country is run by a War or “Security” Cabinet. It is, and has been a military regime with as many powerful religious fanatics as its Iranian nemesis.

Jul 17 10:48

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

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

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

Jul 17 10:45

Not All Israelis are psychos


Why wasn't the Israeli mother who was fluent in English allowed more than a few seconds on ABC? Because she condemned the collective punishment that's why.

Jul 17 10:33

Obama Attacks Second Amendment with Executive Order

Outlaws Russian-made AK-47 rifles with stroke of his unconstitutional pen!

Obama exploited the conflict in Ukraine to target the importation of the popular AK line of firearms manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern in Izhmash, Russia. The unconstitutional ban includes the Saiga line of rifles and shotguns.

Jul 17 10:22

Pure Manipulation, $1.3B of Paper Gold Dumped Onto Illiquid Market

There is one entity that has proven time and time again that they are quite capable of making money no matter which way the market moves.

That entity are the banks.

As we know, most markets are manipulated in some degree, but none more so than the commodities market.

Within the commodities market, some of the most rampant and blatant manipulation takes place in the precious metals market.

Manipulation that once was considered “conspiracy”, has now been proven true.

Unfortunately, even though the manipulation has been exposed, it still continues on.

Jul 17 10:20

Buk missile system

The Buk missile system (Russian: "???"; beech, /b?k/ BOOK) is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the former Soviet Union and Russian Federation and designed to engage cruise missiles, smart bombs, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles.[2]

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The BUK missile system is thought to be the weapon that downed the Malaysian 777 over Ukraine. FOX News is selling the idea that this system had to be smuggled across the border into Ukraine from Russia but the fact is that prior to the overthrow of Ukraine's elected government by a US-backed junta, Ukraine imported the BUK from Russia and even developed an enhanced radar systems for it which they market to other users of the system. So it is a FACT that the Kiev junta has this weapon. At this point I am thinking Kiev shot the 777 down to try to pin on the Russians, then when the wreckage fell short of the border, on the independence fighters in Eastern Ukraine.

One other note. Unlike a MANPAD, the BUK requires a full crew to operate, and cannot be launched by a single person. So if indeed the BUK destroyed the plane, it was a deliberate act, whether by intention or (like TWA 800) locking onto the wrong target.

Jul 17 10:15

“Development Banks” Are Ruining the Philippines: Billions of Dollars Deeper in Debt with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank

Groups demanding the cancellation of Philippine debts delivered luggage full of questionable loan contracts and conditionalities to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who is visiting the country from July 14 to 15.

“Goodbye, Mr. Kim, and take your oppressive loans with you,” chanted members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and Focus on the Global South during a staged send-off for “nuisance visitor” Mr. Kim.

Jul 17 10:14

Israeli Airport Security responsible at Schiphol Amsterdam

There was someone on an Israeli blogspot claiming that Israel ran the security on Schiphol Amsterdam.

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2009/12/israeli-company-ran-security-...

Israeli television interviewed the CEO of the company that handles security at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport last night. Unfortunately, he's an Israeli and it's an Israeli company. Not good. (I did not see the interview).

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One Israeli Owned Company

So far, there is no actual evidence of a missile being fired. The plane might have been brought down by a bomb placed on board in Amsterdam, timed to go off as the plane crossed into Russian airspace. But if MH17 was delayed by just a few minutes out of the gate, then the bomb would go off over Ukraine, the wreckage come down on the Ukraine side of the border and the blame shifted from Russia to the separatists.

Or, Kiev simply used on of the BUK missile launchers Ukraine bought from Russia prior to the coup to shoot down a civilian jet and blame Russia/Separatists for it.

Jul 17 10:13

Obama Executive Order Bans Sale and Importation of AK-47 Rifles

With the stroke of a pen President Obama has banned tens of thousands of firearms. Under such an approach the President could effectively target a wide variety of gun-related industries including the raw materials suppliers and parts manufacturers. This could potentially have the effect of not just banning importation of firearms, but making it nearly impossible for US-based manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and accessories to produce their products if any of their raw materials are sourced outside of the United States.

Jul 17 09:49

The Fingerpointing Begins: Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Shooting Down Airplane, Rebels Deny

Jul 17 09:33

ISRAEL TRIED TO DROWN THE HOPE OF GAZA

One of the greatest sources of inspiration and hope in Gaza is the Gaza Ark Project …. a constant threat to zion as they worked tirelessly to destroy it.

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However, it is now clear that Gaza’s Ark was deliberately targeted by Israel (for the second time). Israel is not worried about its security as it claims, what it is worried about and afraid of are peaceful projects like ours that expose its atrocities.

The good news is that no one was killed or injured in this attack as we had decided to pull the guard off the boat two days earlier, for his own safety.

Jul 17 09:32

NEW YORKERS CONTINUE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

As the bombings continue, so do the demonstrations for Peace in Gaza. Here at the UN Building yesterday, New Yorkers (mostly young Muslims) stand (and drive) for Justice in Palestine.

Jul 17 09:31

Israel Showed Restraint in Gaza Before Attacking? You Must Be Kidding

Our media ingrains warped terminology that bolsters the effort to portray Israel as a victim. Here are a few examples.

Jul 17 09:26

Conclusive Link Between GMOs and Cancer | Brainwash Update

Abby Martin goes over the publication of a study on how genetically modified foods (GMOs) affect living organisms, as well as the pushback the study received by the GMO companies like Monsanto who fought unsuccessfully to silence the findings of the research.

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Jul 17 09:20

Extensive War Crimes in Eastern Ukraine. The Voices of the Innocent: “We Haven’t Got Anywhere to Run…”

Today, not only the Russian mass media has raised the issue of the investigation of war crimes in Ukraine, but delegates of European media as well. Journalistic investigation led me to the Russian refugee camp, located not far from the place of military events.

There is another world, though the planet is the same – the Earth. Water, food, light, absence of firing, a manifestation of humanity in everyday life allow people to feel safe again and with gratitude to accept the help and care in the neighboring state. All that they have lost overnight, continuing to remain citizens of Ukraine.

Jul 17 09:17

'They went to the beach to play': Deaths of 4 children add to growing toll in Gaza conflict

The boys were cousins -- playing, as they had many times before, at a beach by the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean when the shelling started.

The first shell struck a fisherman's hut on a jetty by the beach where the boys' game had taken them.

As a plume of smoke rose from the blast, several of the boys dashed across the sand, seeking cover.

But they couldn't outrun the second shell, which whizzed in and exploded right by them.

Jul 17 09:17

US Taxes Pay for Israeli War Crimes

With numbing regularity, Israel bombs the Gaza Strip, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, from the air, land, and sea, and the excuse is always the same: Hamas "terrorists" don’t accept Israel’s “right to exist.” The specific trigger this time: the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers.

Hamas has publicly stated that it was not responsible for the deaths, and the claim is credible. Increasingly isolated, it had just concluded reconciliation talks with Fatah, a popular move with the Palestinian public, which it was not likely to jeopardize.

Jul 17 09:15

Report: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday.

Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it lost contact with MH17, and the flight's last known position was over Ukrainian airspace, the airline said on Twitter.

The jet is a Boeing 777, according to Interfax.

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FOX News has Geraldo Rivera on right now screaming about how nobody in the Ukraine has missiles that can reach 30,000 feet and therefore it HAD to be the Russians. This is the same argument John Kerry used a year ago to claim that since the Syrian rebels could not possibly have Sarin gas, that it just HAD to be Assad who was gassing his own Alawite supporters.

FOX News is reporting that the debris field spans nine miles across the countryside (Gee, just like flight 93!)

These maniacs are really going to do it! They are going to start a war with Russia to protect the Federal Reserve's paper-and-ink dollar from the Ruble!



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Jul 17 09:10

All aboard the 'death train' for the USA: Extraordinary images of hundreds of Central Americans climbing on top of lethal cargo train 'The Beast' in attempt to reach Mexico-U.S. border

This is 'La Bestia' - or 'The Beast' - which is perhaps the most treacherous train in the world.

It is not built to carry passengers, but that doesn't stop around 1,500 migrants piling on board the freight train's roof.

Jul 17 09:05

Frightening People into Silence

“Chilling” is the word lawyers use to describe governmental behavior that does not directly interfere with constitutionally protected freedoms, but rather tends to deter folks from exercising them.

Classic examples of “chilling” occurred in the 1970s, when FBI agents and U.S. Army soldiers, in business suits with badges displayed or in full uniform, showed up at anti-war rallies and proceeded to photograph and tape record protesters.

Jul 17 09:04

Why the 2014 Stock Market Feels Like 1994

Jul 17 09:03

Fake screener probes women at airport until TSA finally realizes he wasn't an employee

A man suspected of being drunk posed as a security screener at San Francisco International Airport long enough to direct a couple of women into a private booth for pat downs before real security staffers caught on to him, authorities said Wednesday.

Jul 17 09:03

Mexico is going to war on the nation's obesity epidemic by banning television ads for soda and high-calorie foods

Mexico is restricting television advertising for high-calorie food and soft drinks, as part of its campaign against obesity, the government says.
Such ads will be banned with immediate effect on terrestrial and cable TV between 14:30 and 19:30 on weekdays and between 07:30 and 19:30 at weekends.

Jul 17 09:02

Wind turbine fire risk: Number that catch alight each year is ten times higher than the industry admits

Nearly 120 wind turbines catch fire each year, according to new research - ten times the number reported by the industry.

The figures, compiled by engineers at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, make fire the second-largest cause of accidents after blade failure.

The researchers claim that out of 200,000 turbines around the world, 117 fires take place annually - far more than the 12 reported by wind farm companies.

Jul 17 09:02

Malaysian airliner crashes in E. Ukraine near Russian border, over 280 people on board

A Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing-777 has crashed over Ukraine, close to the border with Russia.

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Geraschenko said the plane carrying 285 passengers and 15 crew members fell.

Malaysian Airlines has confirmed that it has lost contact with the plane when it was flying over Ukrainian soil.

Jul 17 09:01

France 'bans pro-Palestinian rallies' as tensions increasingly mirror Israel-Gaza animosity

As thousands of protesters took to Parisian streets in demonstrations this week against the rising Palestinian death toll in Israeli military operations, French authorities reportedly imposed a full ban on pro-Palestinian marches in several cities.

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Chefs de merde!

Jul 17 09:00

GM withheld information about crashes tied to defective ignition switch

Documents obtained by the New York Times reveal that General Motors (GM) withheld information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding several fatal crashes linked to an ignition switch defect. The Times revelations, published Wednesday, further suggest that General Motors executives worked consciously to cover up the defect, which likely killed scores if not hundreds.

After delaying for more than a decade, earlier this year GM ordered a recall of several low cost models, whose ignition switches can be easily jarred out of the run position. This can lead to loss of vehicle control and the failure of airbags to deploy.

Jul 17 08:58

Here in the Kingdom of the Doomed Serfs

I don't know what's taking this next false flag so long.

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I think it just happened with that Malaysian 777 shoot-down.

Jul 17 08:57

Washington Post’s Gaza Dispatch: Ugly and Dishonest

There’s something deeply ugly, verging on mendacious, about this eye-witness account of the strike against four children on Gaza’s beach by William Booth in the Washington Post. It begins with what appears to be context but is, in fact, simply an effort to deflect criticism from Israel and blame the victims.

Jul 17 08:55

Meet The Gangs Behind The Border Crises

Are deported L.A. gang members partly responsible for the tide of young illegal immigrants? CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Jul 17 08:52

BREAKING BEX: Malaysia Airlines plane 'shot down by Russians' and crashes in Ukraine

A MALAYSIAN Airlines passenger plane with 295 people has crashed in Ukraine today after being reportedly shot down by Russian authorities.

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That is quite a trick for Russia to have done this considering that the 777 was flying from west to east and was deep inside Ukraine when it started to fall from the sky.

To detect a lie, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a REASON for Russia to shoot down a civilian passenger jet. Certainly it serves no political or military purpose for Russia, but plays into the hands of Ukraine and the US which clearly seek a confrontation with Russia.

Assuming that the aircraft transponders were working properly, and this was a scheduled flight on a declared international route, there is no way Russia would have not known it was a passenger flight. Nations tend to be very careful of such things since the embarrassment of the USS Vincennes shooting down the Iranian Airbus back in 1988, and the Soviet shoot-down of flight 007 when it drifted off course and crossed the border of the USSR.

This story reeks of the Lusitania fraud!

Jul 17 08:46

Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in Ukraine near Russian border

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was reportedly shot down in Ukraine near the Russian border Thursday.

The Boeing 777 had 280 passengers and 15 crew members, Interfax reported citing an an aviation industry source.

The plane appears to have gone down in an area where the Ukrainian government has been fighting pro-Russian rebels.

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Kiev and the US media are already saying the plane was "probably" shot down by the Russians. But the plane started to lose altitude while over Ukraine, and assuming the transponders were working correctly, Russian radar would have known it was a passenger plane.

Again, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a reason for Russia to shoot down a passenger plane.

This is the Lusitania all over again.

Jul 17 08:40

Nancy Pelosi Now Wants to Decelerate Deportation of Illegals from Mexico

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) now wants to make it more difficult to deport illegal immigrant children from Mexico.

After indicating that she would support changing a 2008 law to make it easier for the federal government to deport illegal immigrant children from countries other than Mexico and Canada, Pelosi, under pressure from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and particularly Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), changed her mind on Wednesday.

Jul 17 08:36

Shocking scenes as 150 Jewish men go on rampage in Paris streets and clash with pro-Palestinian demonstrators

Jul 17 08:33

Tens of thousands flee Israeli raids on Gaza

Air strikes that struck the enclave on Wednesday killed at least 17 people, including four children, bringing the total deaths of Palestinians in the nine-day conflict to 213, with more than 1,450 wounded.

One Israeli was killed a day earlier by a Hamas-launched rocket, the only Israeli fatality since the fighting erupted on July 8.

The renewed bombardment on Wednesday destroyed several homes in Gaza, including the house of a senior Hamas official. The New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch called the destruction of civilian homes in the strip a war crime.

Jul 17 08:33

Gaza Live: Israel now plans "boots on the ground", says ground attack chances "very high"

In a clear indication that Israel is seriously considering ground strikes on Gaza, a senior Israeli military official told New York Times that chances of such a possibility was "very high", and that "if you want to efficiently fight terrorism you must be present, boots on the ground".

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Israel's perceived might rests on having the latest and (maybe not so) greatest weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers. It is easy to sit in those drone-control rooms, or inside a tank, or in an F-16 high in the sky dropping bombs and rockets onto a giant open-air prison camp and imagine oneself the heroes you read about in the Torah.

Going into Gaza will be another story and here again the story of Thermopylae comes into play, for just as the narrow gap held by Leonida took away the advantage of Xerxes' larger force and superior weapons, the tight confines of the world's most densely-packed population center will negate the high-tech whiz-bang of Israel's weapons, leaving the battles to be decided by the soldiers themselves.

Israel's soldiers, too-long dependent on their technological edge, are not an effective fighting force. They have not won a battle against an equal force since 1985. They failed to reach the Litani River in their last invasion of Lebanon and only a few days ago, Israeli commandos, supposedly their best, were clubbed like baby seals on a beach on Gaza and driven back into the sea.

I expect that HAMAS prefers to get the battle out of the skies where Israel has the clear advantage and onto the streets and alleys of Gaza where the fight will be more equal.

Jul 17 08:18

If This Keeps Up, They Will Have To Start Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks

According to the latest data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, year-over-year gains in some food products at the producer level have been truly spectacular.

Eggs for fresh use are up 33.9%.

Pork is up 28%.

Processed turkeys are up 20.4%.

Dairy products are up 10.7%.

Fresh and dry vegetables are up 8.4%.

Fresh fruits and melons are up 7.5%.

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Jul 17 08:18

Russia warns of retaliation over new Western "blackmail" sanctions

MOSCOW, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said here Thursday that Russia would retaliate "asymmetrically but painfully," after the United States and the European Union (EU) announced fresh sanctions against the country.

"We are not going to tolerate blackmail and reserve the right to take measures in response," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement said the sanctions, imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday and targeting individuals and major Russian firms in the financial, energy and arms sectors, are a "primitive attempt to take revenge for the fact that events in Ukraine are not unfolding in line with Washington's scenario."

Jul 17 08:15

One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel's occupation has now reached 6,000.

Jul 17 08:15

Why Big Business Loves Desperate Workers

We don’t think enough about the economic functions of social welfare policy, or about the relationship between the safety net and labor markets, and this hinders our ability to make sense of why some people fight so hard against programs that aid poor and low-income people: We mistake them for anti-welfare ideologues, and dismiss them as cruel or ignorant, but there’s an economic logic to their activism, one that’s revealed if we look at the relationship between welfare and work from both the employee’s and the employer’s perspective. Let me explain.

Imagine that we have two workers, worker K and worker O, each with two young children.

Jul 17 08:13

Witness to a shelling: first-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port

It was there that the second shell hit the beach, those firing apparently adjusting their fire to target the fleeing survivors. As it exploded, journalists standing by the terrace wall shouted: "They are only children."

In the space of 40 seconds, four boys who had been playing hide and seek among fishermen's shacks on the wall were dead. They were aged between seven and 11; two were named Mohammad, one Zakaria and the youngest Ahed. All were members of the extended Bakr family.

Three others who were injured made it to the hotel: Hamad Bakr, aged 13, with shrapnel in his chest; his cousin Motasem, 11, injured in his head and legs, and Mohammad Abu Watfah, 21, who was hit by shrapnel in his stomach.

Jul 17 08:12

Israel Commits War Crimes While World Turns A Blind Eye | Interview with Harry Fear

Jul 17 08:10

DHS Immigrant Dump-Off Stopped by Residents of Oracle Arizona

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) were planning to bus-in approximately 40 unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors to the Sycamore Canyon Boys Ranch, located in Oracle, Arizona, but the plan came to a halt as peaceful, law-abiding residents exercised their First Amendment right to challenge Washington’s latest the border surge scheme.

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Jul 17 08:10

Insider Trading and Financial Terrorism on Comex

The first two days this week gold was subjected to a series of computer HFT-driven “flash crashes” that were aimed at cooling off the big move higher gold has made since the beginning of June. During this move higher, the hedge funds, who typically “chase” the momentum of gold up or down, built up hefty long positions in gold futures over the last 6 weeks. In order to disrupt the upward momentum in the price of gold, the bullion banks short gold in the futures market by dumping large contracts that drive down the price and make money for the banks in the process.

Jul 17 08:09

#Israel assassinates 4 Palestinian children on the beach in #Gaza

Jul 17 08:07

Video Shows Cops Execute 4 Men On The Ground Surrendered! Then They Steal From The Bodies!

Jul 17 08:07

We single Israel out because we in the west are shamefully complicit in its crimes

Seventeen members of a single family wiped out in a missile strike. A centre for disabled people bombed. Schools and mosques attacked. Operation Protective Edge has been a humanitarian disaster for the residents of Gaza. This, apparently, is how Israel defines “self-defence”.

Jul 17 08:05

See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach

Israel war criminals have continued their bloody aggression on the children of the besieged Gaza on the ninth day.

The Israeli naval boats monitored four children having fun like butterflies on the beach of Gaza in front of a Hotel assesses a number of journalists. The naval decided to kill them for making fun.

The children were helping their father to provide the juice to the reporters when the naval boats shelled the beach. The naval have targeted the children with the full intention to kill them without mercy.

The children were identified as Ahed Atef Bakir, 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakir, 10, Mohammad Ramiz Bakir, 11 and Ismail Mahmoud Bakir, 9. The father was injured seriously and transferred to the hospital of

On the ninth day of the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza, 23 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured bringing the death toll to 222.

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Jul 17 08:04

Israeli MP: Mothers of All Palestinians Must Be Killed

A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.”

Jul 17 08:01

Campaigners call on UK government to end military ties with Israel

Campaigners are calling for the UK to end its military ties with Israel.

The UK has consistently given extensive political and military support to Israel. Earlier this year the Prime Minister, David Cameron, described his support for Israel as "unbreakable".

Jul 17 08:01

U.S. Military Seeks To Brain Scan Troops For "Signs of Potential Betrayal"

Nicholas West
Activist Post

The massive investment in neuroscience undertaken by the U.S. BRAIN project and its sister initiative the Human Brain Project is increasingly taking a turn toward the examination of mental health. In fact, hundreds of European scientists working on the project are threatening a boycott because of this direction. In their view, the initial directive was to be more focused on repairing organic injuries and disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and physical brain damage sustained in accidents. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder would be one area that might involve the military.

However, there is a disturbing trend developing in law enforcement and medicine to use what has been learned about the human brain in order to adopt pre-crime systems and predictive behavior technology.

But could a brain scan become standard procedure to see which troops might be inclined to commit insider attacks?..

Jul 17 07:56

Backed by Obama, Israeli Leaders Threaten Full Scale Ground Invasion of Gaza

The Israeli government intensified its barbaric nine-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip yesterday, as senior ministers issued new warnings of a full-scale ground assault that would send the Palestinian death toll—already exceeding 220—soaring further.

Jul 17 07:55

Pro-Israeli Mob Goes On Rampage In Paris On Sunday

July 16, 2014 - A group of 150 pro-Israel men went on rampage on the streets of Paris on Sunday. They wielded iron bars, wooden sticks, pepper spray and tear gas canisters, and threw chairs and tables at a pro-Palestinian rally outside of a synagogue. The video footage, also verified by the French police, shows the mob chanting racist slogans while attacking anti-Israeli demonstrators. The French police didn't arrest any member of the group, which is said to be linked to the Jewish Defense League. However, they arrested six pro-Palestinian demonstrators, accusing them of trying to storm the synagogue.

Jul 17 07:51

Fascist Atrocities Mount as US-backed Regime Assaults Eastern Ukraine

As the Western-backed regime in Kiev assaults pro-Russian militias in the major cities of eastern Ukraine, mass graves are coming to light in Slavyansk, the former opposition stronghold recently captured by Kiev. The government offensive is unfolding with the support of Washington and the European Union (EU), which yesterday imposed more sanctions to compel Moscow to abandon any support for opposition militias in Ukraine.

Jul 17 07:44

Guanabana: the cancer killer big pharma doesn't want you to know about

As far back as the 1970s, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) investigated the merits of guanabana, and discovered the stems and leaves of the tree were successful in destroying cancer cells. "Inexplicably, the results [of the NCI research] were published in an internal report and never released to the public. Since 1976, guanabana has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, but as of now, no double-blind clinical trials," reports Christopher Lane, Ph.D., in Psychology Today.

Moreover, this study found that a compound derived from the leaves of guanabana was "selectively cytotoxic for the lung (A-549), colon (HT-29), and pancreatic (PACA-2) cell lines with potencies equal to or exceeding those of Adriamycin." And research in the Journal of Natural Products discovered that extracts of guanabana demonstrated pesticidal, antimalarial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

Jul 17 07:44

Nowhere To Go During Airstrikes In Gaza

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Jul 17 07:42

Crime and no punishment; putting babies on psychiatric drugs

No one should use Big Pharma's toxic drugs to support the myth of brain chemistry imbalances. Even the FDA prohibits prescribing these to children under five. Yet in 2013 the number of babies under one year of age in the USA prescribed dangerous psychotropic drugs was well over a quarter-million.

Jul 17 07:41

Illegal immigration crisis poses quandary for Democrats

Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates are showing divisions over how to handle the surge of illegal immigrant children, underscoring how quickly the immigration issue has gone from what they thought was a guaranteed political winner to an electoral headache.

Some Democratic governors considering presidential bids also are having to grapple personally with the surge as they decide whether to fight or accept the Obama administration’s requests to house the children in facilities within their borders.

Jul 17 07:40

Tax Office sued for $6m after allegedly ruining a man's life

The Tax Office, in its legal defence, says Mr Kurzer’s case is weak and that he will be unable to prove the Tax Office owed him a duty of care, but declined on Wednesday to publicly to discuss the case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In plain English, the Tax Office is saying they are not under any real obligation to get things right.

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