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December 21, 2014

Dec 21 14:06

The Swiss Lower Interest Rates to -.25%. Will It Work?

Dec 21 13:45

Nine year old is the latest victim of Ukrainian Army shelling

Nine year old Karina Belonog is the latest victim of shelling by the Ukrainian Army, in violation of an ongoing ceasefire.

Dec 21 13:40

Federal Student Loan Debt up 463% under Obama


Dec 21 13:40

The U.S. Sanctions' Policy

The U.S. sanctions on Cuba failed to tame Cuban leadership, according to the U.S. president Obama himself. After the U.S.-Soviet nuclear escalation at the beginning of 1960s ,CIA engineered a plot to overthrow Cuban president Fidel Castro. Although the CIA utilized Cuban opponents (most of them reside in Florida), the result was failure of Pig of Bay Invasion. Does this story reminds us of CIA-engineered Syrian opponents?
Any way, Obama has finally admitted failure of sanctions policy against Cuba. Meanwhile, the U.S. congress is preparing to issue further sanctions against Russia.
I agree with this title from Huffington Post:
If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

Dec 21 13:22

Dept of State Delays Release of Iran History

The U.S. Department of State has blocked the publication of a long-awaited documentary history of U.S. covert action in Iran in the 1950s out of concern that its release could adversely affect ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The controversial Iran history volume, part of the official Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, had been slated for release last summer. (“History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published,” Secrecy News, April 16, 2014).

Dec 21 12:44

North Korea Threatens to Blow Up The White House: ‘Ready To Stand In Confrontation With the U.S. In All War Spaces Including Cyber Warfare’

North Korea has responded directly to the U.S. government’s claims that they are behind the latest string of hack attacks against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In an article published by the state-sponsored KCNA news agency, the North Korean government says that they have clear evidence that the United States is behind the hacking of Sony and that the fall out will lead to the White House being blown up.

Dec 21 12:40

Israel slams EU parliament as Palestine seeks UN resolution

For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it was a week filled with disappointment. It started with the EU Court of Justice removing Hamas from its influential terror blacklist. Then, hours later, a resolution was submitted to the UN Security Council calling for Israel's withdrawal from Palestine.

Dec 21 12:25

Black Slaves, Red Masters

Look at little known part of American history in a story that aired on WJLA-TV Washington in February 1990. American Indians owned slaves. What’s the moral of the story? People in power owned slaves , regardless of their race or the race of the enslaved. Too often slavery is made into a black vs. white issue. It should be a human rights issue.

Dec 21 12:17

The Savings and Loan Banking Crisis: George Bush, the CIA, and Organized Crime

The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s (commonly dubbed the S&L crisis) was the failure of about 747 out of the 3,234 savings and loan associations in the United States. A savings and loan or “thrift” is a financial institution that accepts savings deposits and makes mortgage, car and other personal loans to individual members—a cooperative venture known in the United Kingdom as a Building Society. “As of December 31, 1995, RTC estimated that the total cost for resolving the 747 failed institutions was $87.9 billion.” The remainder of the bailout was paid for by charges on savings and loan accounts — which contributed to the large budget deficits of the early 1990s.

Dec 21 12:17

NYPD's Cop Union: 'We Have Become a Wartime Police Department' after Two Officers Slain

The New York Police Department has declared "war" after two officers were killed Saturday in their squad car while taking part in an anti-terrorism drill by a gunmen said to be taking revenge for the death of Eric Garner.

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Dec 21 12:10

The War on Drugs Just Got Even More Vile:

Police to Begin Inspecting Your Poop, Seriously

Dec 21 11:18

Police Checkpoints: I'm Not Doing Anything Wrong, But I Definitely Have Something to Worry About

Every year around this time, it just isn't the holiday season if you don't end up stuck in a long line of traffic going through a mandatory DUI checkpoint. The cops are looking for people drinking and driving, and this unconstitutional search has been upheld by the Supreme Court.

And every year around this time, when I say it is a violation of my rights, someone chimes in:

"If you aren't doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to worry about."

It's entirely possible that if I hear this argument one more time this year, I'm going to have something to worry about, because there's going to be the body in my trunk.

Dec 21 11:10

Police Declare “Wartime” in Internal Memo — “We Will Act Accordingly” After Two Officers Are Shot

After two NYPD were assassinated on Saturday, a startling internal memo was widely distributed to police in New York from the Police Benevolent Assocation. At first the internal memo seems like instructions for basic safety. First it requires that officers begin traveling in packs of two: “At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity…”


Dec 21 10:43

Banker death toll hits 36 in 2014, what’s coming economically? Full list

As you may already know something is afoot in the financial sector as 36 bankers, financial professionals have mysteriously wound up dead in the past year.

Dec 21 10:28

Christmas 1776: The Day that Saved America

After a series of devastating military defeats, and amid plunging morale among the beleaguered and ill-equipped Continental Army, the American Revolution seemed all but over by December 1776.

Dec 21 10:28

Two Ohio schools were put on immediate lockdown today when one student texted an old picture message of a gun to another student. Although the picture has not been released, the sheriff’s office described it as a photo that was taken several years ago off

Two Ohio schools were put on immediate lockdown today when one student texted an old picture message of a gun to another student. Although the picture has not been released, the sheriff’s office described it as a photo that was taken several years ago off school property.

Dec 21 10:28

The Torture Playlist: The US Government Used These Songs to “Torture” Terror Suspects

The “torture report,” which was released by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, revealed some of the techniques the CIA performed on detainees in an effort to gather intelligence and prevent more terror attacks on our country.

Dec 21 09:52

US seeks to overthrow Venezuela government: official

Tighter new US sanctions against Venezuela are aimed to foment violent unrest to try to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, his defense minister said Saturday. "This US interference is aimed at promoting violence... against our institutions" to oust staunch US critic Maduro, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino told Telesur television.


Dec 21 09:48

T-Mobile to pay $90 mn over US fraud charges

German mobile phone company T-Mobile has agreed to pay at least $90 million to settle US government claims that it bilked customers with bogus charges, US regulators said Friday.

Dec 21 09:47

THE GREATEST THREAT TO ISRAEL TODAY IS PALESTINIAN POLITICAL UNITY

Arab Parties to Form Joint List Within a Week

Dec 21 09:46

A STAR NOT TO BOYCOTT

Singer and entertainer Janet Jackson has spent the past few days in the West Bank as an ambassador for the United Nations children’s charity UNICEF.

On Saturday, she tweeted a picture of herself with a group of girls from Yatta High School, south of Hebron. “Peace. Yatta High School, West Bank with @UN

She also posted a picture of young Palestinian shepherds from a herding family in Bi’r al ‘Id, in the South Hebron Hills.


Dec 21 09:46

REMEMBERING THOSE THAT ISRAEL WANTS YOU TO FORGET ABOUT

Take action for Palestinian children killed by Israel

Dec 21 09:29

Number of migrant workers on the rise, 78M new ones by 2060

Nothing is improving in America, economically speaking, as the number of migrant workers in the U.S. labor force


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Dec 21 09:22

Criminals car hit by lightning after robbing church, witnesses say

According to reports circulating on Internet news websites, the Drudge Report and others, a car full of “masked” bandits

Dec 21 09:14

The Jewish Supremacist Attack on Christmas

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that Jewish Menorahs are allowed, but Christian-themed scenes and decorated crosses are totally banned on any public ground, including city halls, state legislatures and all federal ground including government controlled areas and even National Parks and any land controlled by the federal government. All this while Jewish Menorahs are erected by the thousands! In addition the Menorahs are mostly erected by a Jewish ultra-racist organization called Chabad which views Gentiles as inferior and evil!

Dec 21 09:11

Uproar in Mass. Synagogue against Intermarriage with Gentiles Strips Bare Hypocritical Jewish Supremacist Racism

It is rare for the Jewish extremists to discuss or even admit that they outlaw marriages between Jews and non-Jews. This is mainly because they always promote intermarriage for every other people in the world, and don’t want to admit that they themselves strictly forbid it—and even regard it is as mixing with the “sinful” Gentiles.

Dec 21 09:04

The Diamond Empire

The Di­a­mond Em­pire tells the sto­ry of a pow­er­ful car­tel set up to keep di­a­monds rare and cost­ly af­ter they were found in large num­bers in south­ern Africa; a car­tel that one fam­i­ly, the Op­pen­heimers, now have un­der their con­trol.


Dec 21 09:00

The True Atrocity of the Fire Bombing of the German City of Dresden

Between the nights of February 13th and 14th, 1945, there began the most controversial and DEADLY bombing-raids of World War II (and of all history at that !), which dwarfed the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined !!

This event was the “Allied” fire-bombing of the German city of Dresden, which was a city of great works of art and architecture.., and had no military manufacturing at all within the city !! It had become a city FAR over-crowded with refugees, as the war was all but virtually over.

Dec 21 08:57

This Despicable Woman Posts a Sign ‘Outing’ Neighbor For Legally Carrying a Handgun

A sign posted in a front yard brings an interesting debate. At the center of it, your constitutional rights. In the past few weeks there’s been a number of stories involving guns on school property in Olmsted County. The issue Friday is a gun near school property and the way one woman is voicing her concern.


Dec 21 08:55

Woman awarded $1.12 million after police strip-searched her to 'make example' of gun-owning 'right wingers'

A Long Island, New York, mother of three has been awarded $1.12 million by a federal jury after she was falsely arrested while taking pictures at an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons, with a legally owned AR-15 rifle and ammunition in the trunk of her car.

Nancy Genovese, 58, said she was taking photos for a "Support Our Troops" website when she was detained and arrested by Suffolk County authorities, Britain's The Guardian newspaper reported.

"What they took from this woman cannot be measured in money," prominent Long Island civil rights attorney Frederick Brewington told media, following a decision by a federal jury. "There is no reason to treat another human the way they treated her."

Dec 21 08:51

no evidence for sony hack!!!

Dec 21 08:47

China Tests Nuclear ICBMs, US Analyst Warns "Arms Control Is Failing To Increase American Security"

China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. As The Washington Free Beacon reports, the test of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first test of multiple warhead capabilities for China (the DF-41 is capable of carrying up to 10 warheads and has a maximum range of 7,456 miles, allowing it to target the entire continental United States).

Dec 21 08:47

S Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola

Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for the Ebola virus.

Dec 21 08:46

EU Delegation: Israel has committed genocide

These members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Union to break diplomatic ties with Israel and implement sanctions against the country because of the war crimes it has committed against the people of Palestine.

Dec 21 08:33

Four-Year-Old Boy Put In Handcuffs, Shackled, And Taken To Police Station After Throwing A Fit At School

A four-year-old pre-school student was reportedly handcuffed and taken away in a squad car when the school’s principal couldn’t calm him down.

Dec 21 08:33

100,000 prisoners are in for low-level drug offenses. Obama just gave relief to 8.

President Obama granted 12 pardons and 8 commutations on Wednesday. The pardons, given mostly to people who had served out their sentences long ago, were for a variety of mostly minor offenses ranging from "working a distillery on which the required sign is not placed" to "manufacture of marijuana" to wire fraud.

Dec 21 08:33

How the CIA Launched the «Financial Pearl Harbor» Attacks on Russia and Venezuela

The net result of the CIA-inspired fracking operations, which the Saudis were warned not to pursue by petroleum engineers working for some foreign-based firms like Schlumberger, is that there will be an oil supply glut for the next 5 years. The glut will be followed by a reduction in Saudi oil production unless new oil fields are brought on line. There is now a major push by U.S. and Canadian oil companies to bring online the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the United States to offset the expected sharp rise in oil prices in four to five years. But with Canada suffering financially from the drop in oil revenues, the Keystone XL project is also on financially shaky ground.

Dec 21 08:31

BEX ALERT - Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the usual anonymous source, intended to demonize Putin as a jew-hater.

Dec 21 08:30

It's A Huge Crisis" - The UK Oil Industry Is "Close To Collapse"

It seems like only yesterday when back on October 11, we first explained - and previewed - the collapse of oil courtesy of the secret deal between the US and Saudi Arabia.

Dec 21 08:29

Palestine presents peace plan to the UN Council, Israel calls it an act of aggression

The resolution calls for a peace treaty within a year and Israel's withdrawal from the Occupied Territories by 2017. The peace plan also provides for two states within the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital, plus bilateral security guarantees. US-led talks in the last 20 years have proven useless. For Avigdor Lieberman, the UN should deal with more serious things, and not go for Palestinians' "gimmicks". Without a solution, despair could engulf Palestinians.

Dec 21 08:28

French ex-airline boss: ‘Missing MH370 covered up’

A former airline boss is making waves in France after he claimed that the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March had been covered up, and that the aircraft was likely hijacked by a hacker and possibly shot down by the US.

Dec 21 08:28

Cyberattack on German steel mill inflicts serious damage

Unknown hackers have inflicted ‘serious damage’ to a German steel mill this year by breaking into internal networks and accessing the main controls of the factory, the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) revealed in its annual report.

The report says that the intrusion into the mainframe system caused significant damage to a blast furnace as the attackers managed to manipulate the internal systems and industrial components, causing outages that disrupted the controlled manner of operation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Trust me, it's those North Korean, IRANIAN, Chinese, and Russian hackers (did I miss anyone) at work again!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 21 08:27

Melanie Shaw Jailed for a crime that never happened because I exposed a VIP paedophile ring

Dec 21 08:21

Ismaaiyl Brinsley identified as suspect in shooting of 2 NYC officers

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," officials said. He used the hashtags #Shootthepolice #RIPErivGardner (sic) #RIPMikeBrown.

Police said he approached the passenger window of a marked police car and opened fire, striking officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in the head. The New York Police Department officers were on special patrol doing crime reduction work in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

"They were, quite simply, assassinated — targeted for their uniform," said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who looked pale and shaken at a hospital news conference.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My sympathies go to the familes of these officers, as they do to the familes of police violence. It was only a matter of time before officers started being targeting. But the same offocialdom that condones police murder of civilians as "in line with department policy" will take a very different view of these executions, and escalate the violance against the general public.

Dec 21 08:20

Lebanon PM urges France to expedite helicopter deliveries

Lebanon hopes France will deliver helicopters to its army faster than planned so it can fight jihadis encroaching from neighboring Syria, Prime Minister Tammam Salam said in an interview on Sunday.

Dec 21 08:12

Majority of Jordan's parliament protest Israeli gas deal

Seventy-nine parliamentarians from Jordanian House of Representatives have thrown their support behind the grassroots “Say No to Natural Gas Deal with Israel” campaign.

Launched by local NGOs earlier this year, the campaign challenges a deal between the Jordanian government and US-based Noble Energy for the purchase of Israeli gas over 15 years. Sources familiar with the deal have said the contract is worth between $14bn to $15bn.

Dec 21 08:12

Jordanian MPs reject buying 'stolen Palestinian gas' from Israel

Jordanian MPs have spoken out against a deal to buy gas from Israel and called on the government to seek alternatives from Arab states - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/jordanian-parliament-rejects-buying-...

Dec 21 08:11

Palestinians continue the struggle against the Adei Ad outpost

Hundreds of Palestinian children, women, and men gathered at Turmusaya on Friday December 17th to complete the tree planting began by Palestinian Authority minister Ziad Abu Ein, who was killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday December 10th.

“Ziad was planning to plant olive trees on private Palestinian land near the illegal outpost of Adei Ad, but was violently prevented from reaching the site by the Israeli military who assaulted and killed him. We thought that after killing the minister, yesterday the military would allow us to plant trees peacefully but we found the same soldiers prepared to use even more violence against us,” Said human rights defender Abdullah Abu Rahmah.

Dec 21 08:10

Obama: North Korea’s attack ‘cybervandalism,’ not an ‘act of war’

President Obama said Sunday he does not consider North Korea’s attack on Sony Pictures to be an “act of war,” instead calling it an example of “cybervandalism” that must be met with a proportional response from the U.S. government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Of course, if those gosh darn North Koreans (with help from Russia, China, and Iran) do something worse, like shut down the non-commercial internet or black out a few cities, that is another kettle of kimchee altogether!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 21 08:07

Most Israelis still do not want Netanyahu as next PM

The results of a public poll has shown that the majority of Israelis still do not want Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to continue to serve as prime minister and form the next government after the elections scheduled to be held on March 17.

Dec 21 08:06

Will they Hang Bankers Again on Wall Street?

What took place in Washington over the past two weeks with the repeal of Dodd Frank and then the effective repeal of the Volcker Rule sounds strikingly familiar to at least three previous periods in American History that led to total disaster. There were of course the Northern “carpetbaggers”, whom many in the South viewed as opportunists looking to exploit and profit from the region’s misfortunes following the Civil War.The “carpetbaggers” would play a central role in shaping new southern governments during Reconstruction period who were joined by Southerners who saw economic gain in joining the Northerners in the exploitation of the South. There were called “scalawags”.

Dec 21 08:05

Israeli official warns that another war against Gaza is looming

An Israeli official has warned that a new Israeli war on the Gaza Strip is coming soon. He stressed, however, that wars are only decided on by politicians, local media has reported.

"In the light of the current escalation, war with Gaza is just a matter of time," claimed the head of the Israeli settlement of Eshkol in the Western Negev, Hayim Yilin. The Israeli authorities claimed on Friday that a projectile launched from the south of the Gaza Strip landed in the illegal settlement. It is alleged to have been the third to be launched since the Israeli war on Gaza during the summer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Recall that back on December 17th, long before the supposed launch of this rocket into an empty lot in Israel, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon announced that Israel "might be" forced to attack Gaza. How vwery convenient that a "Palestinian" fires a single rocket into an empty stretch of ground in Israel just as Israel is ready to attack Gaza again!

Dec 21 08:00

The Shale Gas Shell Game

Dec 21 07:59

Cop charged with choking and beating a HOSPITAL PATIENT - after he tried to claim the victim attacked him but was caught on video

A San Francisco sheriff's deputy allegedly choked and beat a hospital patient who walked with a cane - then lied on the police report to cover his tracks.

Michael Lewelling, 33, was accused of approaching a sleeping man as he started to wake up, knocking away his walking cane, grabbing his neck, then arresting him.

He then filed a police report claiming that the man started the fight by attacking him with the cane, according to authorities, who say surveillance video proves he was lying.

Lewelling, who has reportedly been with the San Francisco Sheriff's Department for five years, was arrested Friday and charged with perjury, filing a false police report and battery.

Dec 21 07:41

'US could accept Crimea, stop NATO expansion if Russia complies in E.Ukraine'

The differences between the positions of Russia and the West on Crimea and Ukraine appear insurmountable. Yet both sides realise their global interests are better served by a spirit of cooperation, rather than rivalry. What are some of the pragmatic proposals that could bridge the gap and lead to a win-win-win solution, and could they satisfy the hardliners on all sides? Oksana is joined by Michael O'Hanlon, Director of Research at Brookings Institution, to hammer out these issues.

Dec 21 07:28

US uses N. Korean bogeyman to help justify its military build-up in Asia

U.S. investigators claim their evidence in Sony attack leads back to Pyongyang - but the Communist government has denied the allegations. Korea expert Christine Hong thinks Washington is actually using the North Korean bogeyman to help justify its military build-up in Asia.

Dec 21 07:25

Canada’s war on terror has a Catch-22 absurdity

The relief fund can appeal this terrorist designation and is trying to do so. But to mount a successful legal action it must raise money.

Yet as a proscribed terrorist organization it cannot raise money without putting donors at risk of being labelled terrorists.

That’s because, as the public safety department website explains, it is illegal to fund “any activity of a listed entity for the purpose of enhancing the ability of the entity to facilitate and carry out a terrorist activity” — a clause the government apparently interprets quite broadly

Put simply, if an organization is labelled terrorist by the government, any attempt to dispute that label is itself terrorism.

Catch-22.

Dec 21 07:24

Watch: Video on Orion spacecraft's return to Earth

A video recorded during NASA's Orion return through the Earth's atmosphere provides viewers a first look of the intense conditions astronauts will endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars. The video was recorded through windows in Orion's crew module following its unmanned Dec 5 flight test, the US space agency said in a statement. "Now, the public can have an up-close look at the extreme environment a spacecraft experiences as it travels back through the Earth's environment from beyond low-Earth orbit," NASA scientists said.

Dec 21 07:15

Beppe Grillo's anti-euro campaign gathers pace

The campaign by Italy’s Five Star Movement to exit the euro currency gathered pace on Thursday, with leader Beppe Grillo announcing the party has so far gathered 50,000 signatures calling for a referendum.

Dec 21 07:03

Rallies staged in over 30 Spanish cities against tough new anti-protest law

More than 30 cities in Spain have expressed their anger over the so-called ‘gag’ legislation that criminalizes social protest and, demonstrators say, curbs their freedom of expression.

Dec 21 06:42

Meet Alfreda Bikowsky, the Senior Officer at the Center of the CIA’s Torture Scandals

NBC News yesterday called her a “key apologist” for the CIA’s torture program. A follow-up New Yorker article dubbed her “The Unidentified Queen of Torture” and in part “the model for the lead character in ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’” Yet in both articles she was anonymous.

Dec 21 04:48

Rick Perry's Objective: "chief executive of a large enterprise with good benefits and a really large personal jet."

After dancing in the street with rabbis last week and ominously warning of the need for "Large doses of vaccines" to combat a bio-terror attack on the United States, Texas Governor Rick Perry finally comes clean with his real objectives.

Dec 21 04:45

The Impending Russian Maidan

The coordinated manipulation of global energy prices, a NATO build-up in Eastern Europe, and the rekindling of terrorism in Russia’s southern Caucasus region all appear to be ever-increasing crescendos toward a much larger event – a “Russian Maidan.”

Dec 21 04:43

Rick Perry: "large doses of vaccines" may be needed "to respond to a bio-terror attack on our nation"

After not-so-subtly hinting that he would like to be president in 2016, Texas Governor Rick Perry has warned that "Large doses of vaccines" may be needed to respond to a bio-terror attack on the United States.

Dec 21 04:37

Rick Perry Refuses Texas A&M's Bid To Re-Name Academc Building In His Honor

Perry "politely declines" offer because "certain places on this campus, like our most sacred traditions, transcend any one individual."

Dec 21 03:19

Forget 'evil' Putin - we are the bloodthirsty warmongers - Peter Hitchins

Since 1989, Moscow, the supposed aggressor, has – without fighting or losing a war – peacefully ceded control over roughly 180 million people, and roughly 700,000 square miles of valuable territory.

Dec 21 02:11

Lugansk – Humanitarian Aid Arrives from Russia

Graham Phillips talks to people queuing for badly needed food rations in Pervomaisk, Lugansk Oblast.

Dec 21 01:54

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.

Dec 21 01:51

The European powers and CIA torture

The real concerns of European state leaders regarding the report’s findings are two-fold.

First, there is the personal fate of individuals, such as Britain’s Tony Blair. Manfred Nowak, a former UN special rapporteur who helped draft the 1984 UN Convention against Torture, told Bloomberg News that the report could lead to “a flood of litigation.”

Second, the political elite is worried that even the limited exposure of the crimes perpetrated will arouse resistance domestically and internationally to future predatory actions by the major powers.

Dec 21 01:47

Why the Secrecy on the Mh17 Investigation?

On 8 August 2014 these four investigating nations signed an agreement that the results of the investigation would not be published unless all four countries agreed. This gave one of the prime suspects in the atrocity, Ukraine, an effective veto over any investigations result that attributed blame to them. This is an astonishing situation and probably without precedent in modern air crash investigations.

Dec 21 01:43

Russia to work on tit-for-tat measures following U.S., Canadian new sanctions

Russia will work on tit-for-tat measures following the U.S., Canadian new sanctions, Alexander Lukashevich representing the Russian foreign ministry said on Saturday.

December 20, 2014

Dec 20 22:45

Cuba, the USA, Operation Mongoose and the Siren's Song

Cuba is not stupid. No "normalization" has yet taken place and if Cuba has survived for over half a century despite the sanctions, now with estimated oil reserves of between 4.5 and 9.5 billion barrels (some say up to 20 billion), Cuba will not need the USA for anything - it will enter the Top 20 League of Oil Producers.

Dec 20 20:39

Judge: It’s OK for cops to create fake Instagram accounts

A federal judge in New Jersey has signed off on the practice of law enforcement using a fake Instagram account in order to become "friends" with a suspect—thus obtaining photos and other information that a person posts to their account.

"No search warrant is required for the consensual sharing of this type of information," United States District Judge William Martini wrote in an opinion published last Tuesday.

Dec 20 20:27

Soldiers accused of 'gang-raping' male recruits in barracks as part of alleged bullying tactics

Shocking new figures show that rape and sexual attacks are commonplace in the British armed forces - with one soldier reporting an 'assault by penetration' at the hands of seven colleagues.

The appalling incident, which reportedly took place last February, involved a 20-year-old soldier being targeted by a gang of troops aged 21 to 33.

According to data obtained by The Times, there were at least three reported rapes and 22 sexual assaults between men across the armed forces over a two-year period to October.

Dec 20 20:25

Forget 'evil' Putin - we are the bloodthirsty warmongers

Now I seem surrounded by people who actively want a war with Russia, a war we all might lose. They seem to believe that we are living in a real life Lord Of The Rings, in which Moscow is Mordor and Vladimir Putin is Sauron. Some humorous artists in Moscow, who have noticed this, have actually tried to set up a giant Eye of Sauron on a Moscow tower.

We think we are the heroes, setting out with brave hearts to confront the Dark Lord, and free the saintly Ukrainians from his wicked grasp.

This is all the most utter garbage. Since 1989, Moscow, the supposed aggressor, has – without fighting or losing a war – peacefully ceded control over roughly 180 million people, and roughly 700,000 square miles of valuable territory.

The EU (and its military wing, Nato) have in the same period gained control over more than 120 million of those people, and almost 400,000 of those square miles.

Dec 20 20:22

We know where you live: Astonishing threat made by James Murdoch to the head of Ofcom over BSkyB takeover bid

The boss of Britain’s broadcasting regulator was at the centre of an explosive row with media mogul James Murdoch last night.

The dispute erupted after outgoing Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards claimed he had been threatened during his eight years in the £393,000-a-year post.

He alleged that one media mogul had shouted at him in his office: ‘We know who you are, we know who your friends are and we know where you live.’

The comments, made at a leaving party at Ofcom’s London HQ on Monday, drew gasps of astonishment from guests. Mr Richards did not identify the person but guests said they believed he was referring to Rupert Murdoch’s son James.

Dec 20 20:18

Google is now worth more than the whole Russian stock market

Google has become the third big technology company to be worth more than the entire Russian stock market — and Google itself isn’t even having a very good time of it.

All of the shares listed on Russia’s stock market, the Moscow Exchange, are now worth $325 billion, less than Google’s more than $340 billion.

The value of Russian companies has plunged and has continued to plunge as the weakening rouble, the cost of sanctions and other problems mean that investors take flight from the country.

Dec 20 20:16

Manufacturers face 'bloodbath' in Russia, says Renault Nissan boss

The chief executive of Renault Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, has said that manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

The currency has been dropping steadily for several months, but suffered very sharp falls earlier this week.

The two firms have stopped taking orders for some new models and raised prices on others.

Several rival manufacturers have taken similar steps.

Dec 20 18:21

Science in the spotlight as New York state bans fracking. It is “a great example of science trumping politics,”

Scientific findings—and a lack of them—played a starring role in a controversial decision earlier this week by Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to essentially ban the natural gas extraction technique known as fracking in the Empire State.

Dec 20 17:56

Major Chicago study finds red light cameras not safer, cause more rear-end injuries -- "This entire program is strictly to generate revenue and always has been," Alderman says

On Friday, the Chicago Tribune released the results of a study it commissioned on injury crashes and red light cameras, revealing that while right angle crash incidents have been reduced, rear-end crashes that resulted in injuries went up 22 percent. The results of the study throw cold water on the booster efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and raise questions about the use of red light cameras as a whole.

Dec 20 17:55

CIA experimented on humans in black sites : Report | As the United States struggles with the fallout of the recently disclosed CIA torture report, a new analysis reveals that human experimentation was a “core feature” of the spy agency’s torture program.

The Nation Magazine says in a report that the experimental nature of the CIA’s torture program is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report.

Dec 20 17:41

Report: Ismaaiyl Brinsley Identified As Man Suspected Of Killing 2 NYPD Officers

First Pictures Emerge (Photos)

Dec 20 16:42

REPORT - NYPD Officers Murdered In Apparent Ferguson/Eric Garner “Revenge” Killing

Drove 191.5 mi from Maryland to kill NYPD cops?
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Dec 20 16:12

CIA Officer Alfreda Frances Bikowsky

Interestingly, her 1981 and 1982 yearbooks have been posted online. Photo attachments above contain visuals of her from 30 years ago. Bikowsky’s last known address was in Alexandria which I believe sold in 2012. You will see that she is referenced in the alumni list as living in that city, and as holding a second surname, Silverstein.

Dec 20 15:45

North Korea Says They're Being Framed for Sony Cyber Attack

Guardians of Peace, the hacker group that previously took credit for the Sony cyber attack, mocked the FBI and their investigation that determined North Korea was "centrally involved" in the Sony hack. "The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eye," the Guardians of Peace wrote in a statement posted on the file-sharing site Pastebin (via CNN). "We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world. You will find the gift for FBI at the following address. Enjoy." The hackers also included a link to a YouTube video titled "you are an idiot!"

Dec 20 15:29

Citizens Arrest Anti-Gun Heckler at Spokane Wa. Protest

even though the police eventually stepped in and took over, the armed crowd managed the situation disproving the lies spread about the dangers of an armed populace.

Dec 20 15:12

Live Stream VIDEO: Stand Up to Militarized Takeover - Spokane protests against encroaching police state

PICS+ Speaker Comments Spokane Sheriff's Office protest deputy's remarks on MRAP + the term "constitutionalists" +militarization

Dec 20 14:58

Breaking news 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn

Two police officers sitting in their car in Brooklyn were shot and killed execution-style Saturday afternoon, a deputy inspector for the NYPD has confirmed

Dec 20 14:21

Spokane County Sheriff Knezovich responded to the deputy's remarks on the use of MRAP + the term "constitutionalist"

Sheriff Knezovich responds to deputies remarks

Live: http://t.co/vcno4VEyaP
- Spokane protests

Dec 20 13:59

Jesus Was Tortured And Killed, Today Most Christians Are Highly Supportive Of Torture

Let's get this straight, Jesus who was interrogated, tortured and then killed has modern followers who actually support government sanctioned torture. If they are Christians and are familiar with his history then they would know what happened and reject such savage methods. Today so-called terrorists are picked up on the street and hurt severely without even being put before a judge and jury. These people are the antithesis of Jesus and have nothing in common with him. Their pathetic excuse is that we are in a time of war. There is no war because Congress has not said so, but far beyond that every human being on earth has a natural moral compass inside themselves and unless you are a complete psychopath it tells you what is right and wrong.

Dec 20 10:56

How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages

On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Missouri, lies the small city's only hospital, a landmark of brick and glass. Music from a player piano greets visitors at the main entrance, and inside, the bright hallways seem endless. Long known as Heartland Regional Medical Center, the nonprofit hospital and its system of clinics recently rebranded. Now they're called Mosaic Life Care, because, their promotional materials say: "We offer much more than health care. We offer life care."

Two miles away, at the rear of a low-slung building is a key piece of Mosaic—Heartland's very own for-profit debt collection agency.

When patients receive care at Heartland and don't or can't pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don't meet Northwest's demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US, we have the most expensive health care in the world, and many times, some of the most lousy outcomes.

And even if you HAVE insurance, you can still get financially crucified if that policy doesn't come from a union, an association, or membership organisation of some kind.

We know. With the insurance Mike had when he got ill with pneumonia last year, the insurance we had for him only paid 10% of the bill, and we are stuck with the other 90%. I am already in negotiations with the hospital, and having worked collections myself, understand that as long as you are consistent, and offer a reasonable payment plan, the hospital cannot drag you into collection.

Intelligent, enlightened countries in Europe have figured out how to fund health care, and have a single payer system, where you have to have the basic insurance, but if you want more coverage, you can get it by buying more.

Dec 20 10:45

Is this speck in the Indian Ocean Britain's Guantanamo? Chilling questions raised over secretive island as more disturbing allegations emerge over UK's role in CIA torture

So what are they so desperate to hide on this achingly beautiful outcrop — which the U.S. Navy, seemingly blind to the irony, has renamed ‘The Footprint to Freedom’? It is a question that has acquired fresh urgency with the release last week of the U.S Senate’s bombshell report on the CIA’s use of torture against suspected terrorists.

Given the weight of evidence proving that Diego Garcia was — at the very least — a key staging post in the U.S. rendition and torture programme, it had been widely expected to feature in the dossier, thus exposing Britain’s involvement beyond doubt.

That the island was not mentioned once in almost 500 heavily redacted pages has merely heightened suspicion of an MI6-orchestrated cover-up.

Dec 20 10:44

Shops pocket £300m a year from the gift cards we never use

If you’re thinking of giving someone a voucher for Christmas, take note. High street stores are pocketing more than £300million a year from gift cards that are never used.

Shoppers are caught out by confusing small print and hidden fees that eat into their balance.

In some cases, 90p a month is taken off the card if it is not used for a certain period, while in others the entire balance can be snatched. And even big name stores do not always make it clear to recipients when their gift card will expire. Perhaps most outrageously, if a store goes bust it does not have to honour gift cards, so shoppers lose their money.

All in all, £6 of every £100 put on gift cards is never used by the recipient but simply ends up in stores’ coffers.

Dec 20 10:28

State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.

In a worldwide travel alert issued Friday, the department says an attack this week in Australia highlights the need to be vigilant. The alert says U.S. citizens traveling abroad should be mindful that terrorist groups, or those inspired by them, can pose unpredictable threats in public venues.

The travel alert lasts into March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting timing here.

One has to wonder just what kind of false flag event(s) are being planned to martyr Americans overseas as the "cause celebre" with which to kick off the next round of wars.

Dec 20 10:24

Israel Airstrike Hits Hamas Site In Gaza

Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.

The Israeli military said the airstrike on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site" in the southern Gaza Strip was in response to a rocket fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Friday. The rocket fire caused no injuries.

Palestinian residents reported hearing two explosions in the Khan Yunis region of Gaza, in an area that contains training sites for Palestinian militants. No injuries were immediately reported.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, said Israel's military "will not permit any attempt to undermine the security and jeopardize the well being of the civilians of Israel. The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible and accountable for today's attack against Israel."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This started yesterday, and appears to be open-ended on the part of the Israeli military.

They are most probably bombing schools and hospitals with great glee, even though there were absolutely no reports of injuries where these shells exploded.

I am fully expecting, with Obama off-site, and Americans generally preoccupied with Christmas and New Year's, that the IDF will continue bombing Gaza for as long as they believe they can get away with it.

The Israeli government has got to be made to understand that it cannot continue to wave the Holocaust in the face of the world, while practicing serial genocide against Gazan Palestinians, because this is precisely what is happening.

A few dead here...a few more maimed for live and wounded over there... and the Israeli government thinks, who notices?!?

To the Israeli government and Knesset; the world notices. The question is what the world is willing to do, and I think the will to demonstrate, tangibly, that this is totally unacceptable, is growing among the civilized countries of the world.

Dec 20 10:12

Greenpeace director appears in Peru court after ill-conceived Nazca Lines stunt

Greenpeace’s executive director was met with protests calling for “Justice for Nazca” outside a Peruvian court following a reckless stunt during which activists trampled Peru’s world-renowned Nazca Lines in an attempt to promote renewable energy.

Dec 20 10:09

BT, Sky and Virgin 'hijacking' browsers to push porn blocks

BT, Sky and Virgin Media are hijacking people's web connections to force customers to make a decision about family-friendly web filters. The move comes as the December deadline imposed by prime minister David Cameron looms, with ISPs struggling to get customers to say yes or no to the controversial adult content blocks.

The messages, which vary by ISP, appear during browser sessions when a user tries to access any website. BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media are required to ask all their customers if they want web filters turned on or off, with the government saying it wants to create a "family friendly" internet free from pornography, gambling, extreme violence and other content inappropriate for children. But the measures being taken by ISPs have been described as "completely unnecessary" and "heavy handed" by internet rights groups.

The hijacking works by intercepting requests for unencrypted websites and rerouting a user to a different page.

Dec 20 10:08

The CIA Experimented on Human Beings

Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the CIA) to obfuscate the locations of these laboratories of cruel science and the identities of perpetrators.

At the helm of this human experimentation project were two psychologists hired by the CIA, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen. They designed interrogation and detention protocols that they and others applied to people imprisoned in the agency’s secret “black sites.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...derived from experiments on dogs..."?!?!?

Sorry, will you run that one by me just one more time please?!?

How can dogs provide actionable intelligence, to be "extracted", after they have become totally submissive, through the process of "learned helplessness"?!?

Where is the moral outrage, please, in this country, that such a thing should be allowed to come to fruition?!?

And I say this because humankind has known, since the Catholic Inquisition, that torture only gets the person to say what the torturer wants them to say in order to get the torture to stop.

Torture produces no actionable intelligence; only confessions, period, end of discussion.

And IF the US was in fact a moral country, these men, alongside that unholy trinity of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, would be cooling their heels in a prison, awaiting a trial for torture, and crimes against humanity.

And until and unless that happens, the US will simply sink deeper into the morass of dictatorship, more unwinnable wars, and the persecution, and jailing, of whistle blowers and the independent media, working hard to tell the truth, and not for financial gain.

A harsh wind blows across this country, and there is a collective shiver up and down the collective spine of every thinking American.

And the reason for that is a very clear understanding of the Biblical injuction about "That which you sow, you shall also reap."

This country has sown the seeds of death, torture, and war for private financial gain.

And what do we see this December, just days away from a celebration of Christmas?!? More wars, and rumors of wars, both fiscal (as in the agreement with the Saudi government to keep oil prices artificially low to destroy Russia's economy), and shooting wars as well.

I care very deeply about the future of this country, but feel that we are moving in absolutely the wrong directions, in both domestic and foreign policies.

And unfortunately, one of the key prerequisites for working for the last several administrations has been a pathological, intellectually myopic inability to think any action through to its logical conclusion.

Looking at the current situation in Iraq; in Afghanistan; in Libya; and in Yemen, one can very clearly see the outcome of this kind of thinking.

Dec 20 10:01

Netanyahu shatters Israel's image By Alon Ben-Meir

snip: Ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state is certainly good for the Palestinians, but it serves Israel's needs and future wellbeing far more so than the Palestinians. Every Israeli who bought into the argument that the Palestinians are an irredeemable foe must now reexamine the falsity of this belief.

The old and tired narratives Netanyahu and his emissaries keep promulgating about how untrustworthy the Palestinians are - about their bad intent, about the Gaza experience, about the Palestinians' perpetual hatred, about their long-term strategy to destroy Israel, and about Israel's constant and grave security concerns - no longer resonate.

Dec 20 09:43

IMF holds back Cyprus bailout funds

The International Monetary Fund has said it will not release a further €88m (£69m/US$108m) in bailout money for Cyprus on Friday after the country’s parliament delayed a key foreclosure law that was due to take effect at the end of December.

“Following today’s suspension of the existing legislation on foreclosure, critical requirements for the completion of the fifth programme review are now no longer met,” the IMF said in a statement. Its board had been set to discuss Cyprus’s progress with the loan programme on Friday and was thought likely to release the next instalment of aid.

Cyprus needed an international bailout of €10bn (£7.8bn/US$12bn) from the European commission and the monetary fund in early 2013, largely due to problems in its banking sector.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would bet against this "buffering legislation" getting passed, and those who lost horrifically, in terms of losing their jobs, or saw their incomes battered, will be even more financially crucified, given the current state of things in Cypress, coupled with the hideous and inhuman greed of the IMF.

Dec 20 09:36

Head of Stratfor, ‘Private CIA,’ Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was ‘The Most Blatant Coup in History’

In a December 19th interview in the Russian magazine Kommersant, George Friedman, who is the Founder and CEO of Stratfor, the ‘Shadow CIA’ firm, says of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych that occurred on February 22nd of 2014: “It really was the most blatant coup in history.” Perhaps he is saying this because of the videos that were uploaded to the Web which showed it to be so, but this statement by him contradicts the description that is asserted by the U.S. White House and the European Union, and the Western press, which description is that Yanukovych’s overthrow was instead just the result of the U.S. Government’s $5+ billion expense since 1991 to establish ‘democracy’ in Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government's narrative, and what actually took place in the coup d'etat, orchestrated by the IMF, the US, and Western Europe, are worlds apart here.

Yes, Viktor Yanukovych, the last duly elected president of Ukraine was so crooked that he had to screw his socks on in the morning; however Poroshenko is absolutely no better, only Western-centric.

And let us be very clear on one issue; after the coup, Crimea, through what was observed to a free and fair referendum, decided to join the Russian Federation; Russia did absolutely nothing wrong here, and traditionally, before the 1950's, Crimea was long considered a part of Russia.

Dec 20 09:25

Innocent Man Tasered, Beaten While Naked In the Shower and Framed Later

“While I had my hands up naked in the shower they shot me with a 40 millimeter non-lethal round,” said Chadwick.

A second stun grenade soon followed.

“I turned away, the explosion went off, I opened my eyes the lights are out and here comes a shield with four or five guys behind it. They pinned me against the wall and proceeded to beat the crap out of me,” said Chadwick.

That’s when officers shot the unarmed Chadwick in the back of the head with a Taser at point blank range.

“They claimed I drew down with a shampoo bottle and a body wash bottle,” said Chadwick . . .

“They grabbed me by my the one hand that was out of the shower and grabbed me by my testicles slammed me on my face on the floor and proceeded to beat me more.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I so lovehow police departments around the country are interpreting the phrase "to protect and serve" these days.

What this man desperately needed was to be very gently taken into custody for a complete psych evaluation. Threatening that he had a shotgun did not help either, but the SWAT team, after thoroughly searching his home, and finding no such gun, should have collectively had the horse sense to realize that this statement was made in a drunken stupor.

People with skills and kids, get the hell out this country while you still can.

Dec 20 09:04

WW3 Countdown | China Moves Against The Dollar

Dec 20 09:00

Palestinians criticize Canada for boycotting meeting on Israeli settlements

The top Palestinian diplomat in Canada says the Harper government should not have boycotted a United Nations conference this week that harshly criticized Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Said Hamad says Canada should have joined other countries at a conference in Geneva examining the Fourth Geneva Convention, which governs the rules of war and military occupation.

Some 126 countries of the 196 international parties to the convention adopted a resolution Wednesday saying Israel’s construction of settlements does not conform to its international legal obligations as an occupying power.

Along with Israel and the U.S., Canada boycotted the conference, another example of unwavering Conservative support of Israel — a position that has exposed deep differences with the majority of the United Nations.

Dec 20 08:51

UN General Assembly adopts resolution for Palestinian sovereignty in W. Bank, Gaza, E. Jerusalem

On Friday December 19th, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution recognizing the Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.

The Assembly adopted the resolution with a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 6 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, United States)

Dec 20 08:50

Enough of the Sappy "Cop Bought Shoplifter Eggs" story out of Tarrant, Alabama- Here is the REAL SCOOP, And It Ain't Pretty

Sorry to throw cold water on this sappy "Glorious, heroic, saintly police bought a carton of eggs for a shoplifter" story.
I couldn't stand the propaganda anymore so I did some actual research on the Tarrant, Alabama Police Dept. and the city in general. Yikes!

Cops stole guns and sold them to other Tarrant, Alabama Cops, City Passed Drug Warrior Laws For Revenue, Operated Speed Traps, Police Chief and Mayor Are Being Sued for civil rights violations, city threatened to turned off electricity & sentence the financially disadvantaged with "hard labor" .. more.

Dec 20 08:49

Australian Police Arrests Mother of Children Stabbed in Cairns

The mother of seven of eight children murdered Friday in Australia's city of Cairns was arrested, the police said Saturday.

"The 37-year-old mother of several of the children involved in this incident has been arrested for murder overnight and is currently under police guard at the Cairns Base Hospital," Cairns Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said at a press conference aired on BBC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if she was on prescription anti-depressants.

Dec 20 08:48

Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Canada is introducing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis.

Dec 20 08:47

Rapidly intensifying winter storm turns deadly, Japan

A rapidly intensifying low-pressure mass, which started in eastern China earlier this week, is causing heavy snow, strong winds and high waves across the northern Japan today. By Wednesday morning, extreme weather events already claimed lives of at least 3 people.

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said storms will continue today and through Thursday, especially in Hokkaido and other parts of northern Japan. They warned of blizzards, tidal waves and avalanches and called for people to refrain from going outside.

Dec 20 08:47

TAFTA protesters mass outside EU Council in Brussels

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the European Council building in Brussels on Friday to voice growing disapproval of TAFTA, a proposed Transatlantic Free Trade Area between the EU and the US, and to demand changes at the EU institutions.

Dec 20 08:46

US elite has gone far beyond Hitler's impudence and cruelty

Brutal and bloody provocations are a tool of choice of USA's politics. US intelligence greyhounds have taken a hand in white powder from Iraq, in September 11 attacks and torture. These are not conspiracy theories - this is real politics, President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems and military analyst Konstantin Sivkov believes.

"They have recently published the torture report in the United States, even though those tortures were not happening on the territory of the United States. Only 500 pages of the 6,000-page report have been published. It is unthinkable what US special services were doing to those suspects after the attacks of the Twin Towers. State Department officials said that no one would be punished for any of those tortures. Do you think that the world community will turn a blind eye on that again and continue to admire American democracy?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nope!

Dec 20 08:36

GQ Releases List of “America’s 20 Craziest Politicians;” The Result is Exactly What You Might Expect

GQ Magazine’s Stephen Sherrill recently released a list of “America’s 20 Craziest Politicians,” and the result is exactly what you might expect from the liberal media.
Of the twenty spots, a whopping seventeen went to Republicans, including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Rep. Steve King.

Dec 20 08:32

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.

Senator Elizabeth Warren charged Citigroup last week with “holding government funding hostage to ram through its government bailout provision.” At issue was a section in the omnibus budget bill repealing the Lincoln Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act, which protected depositor funds by requiring the largest banks to push out a portion of their derivatives business into non-FDIC-insured subsidiaries.

Warren and Representative Maxine Waters came close to killing the spending bill because of this provision. But the tide turned, according to Waters, when not only Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, but President Obama himself lobbied lawmakers to vote for the bill.

Dec 20 08:29

Victim says witnessed three boys murdered by VIP paedophiles

Scotland Yard says it is investigating the murders of three boys by what is now known as a ‘VIP sex ring’ suspected to include several high-ranking military officials and politicians.

Detectives say they are looking into accounts of the murders as recited by an abuse victim whom they have described as ‘a credible source’.

According to a shocking account by the abuse victim, who is referred to as ‘Nick’, a Conservative MP had throttled a 12-year-old boy in a depraved sex party at a luxury town house in London sometime in the early 80s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That makes that particular politician "reliable" to the power structure.

Dec 20 08:28

US is militarizing Ukraine to invade Russia. Sergei Glazyev

Dec 20 08:27

The Epidemiology of FirearmViolence in the Twenty-FirstCentury United States

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The claim that gun deaths are on the increase is invalid once you stop including suicides in the count.

Dec 20 08:26

Illegal Aliens Cost North Carolina Public Schools $1 Billion A Year

There are 34,000 illegal aliens between the ages of 3-17 currently enrolled in North Carolina’s Public Schools, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

The state of North Carolina spends an average of $8,409 per student in taxpayer supported schools across the state, which results in $285,906,000 being spent on illegal alien students.

Dec 20 08:25

FREEDOM? Obama Announces New Cuba Policy; Here’s How The Castro’s Responded

The day before Obama’s surprise announcement about ‘normalizing’ relations with Cuba, the Castro Regime announced new rules on the salaries of workers who are employed by foreign entities. Coincidence? Hardly.

Dec 20 08:24

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald

Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

Dec 20 08:22

Dog Torture at Bottom of CIA Scandal

In Part 1 of Seligman and Steve Maier’s experiment, three groups of dogs were placed in harnesses. Group 1 dogs were simply put in the harnesses for a period of time and later released. Groups 2 and 3 consisted of “yoked pairs.” A dog in Group 2 would be intentionally subjected to pain by being given electric shocks, which the dog could end by pressing a lever. A Group 3 dog was wired in series with a Group 2 dog, receiving shocks of identical intensity and duration, but his lever did not stop the electric shocks. To a dog in Group 3, it seemed that the shock ended at random, because it was his paired dog in Group 2 that was causing it to stop. For Group 3 dogs, the shock was apparently “inescapable.” Group 1 and Group 2 dogs quickly recovered from the experience, but Group 3 dogs learned to be helpless, and exhibited symptoms similar to chronic clinical depression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Well, yeah, it might be okay to torture Muslims, BUT NOW YOU TORTURED DOGS AND YOU ARE IN DEEP KIMCHEE, fella! We have animal cruelty laws in this nation! Just ask Michael Vick!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 20 08:15

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 20, 2014]

Dec 20 08:15

HOW THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR CHANGED THE WORLD

Certainly, Hearst and his Jewish rival at the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, helped to poison the public mind towards Spain. But this idiotic and incomplete analysis ignores the "big picture" of the Globalist hand which moves the chess pieces. The Spanish-American War was neither "pointless", nor insignificant. To the contrary, without the precedent-setting features, tactical acquisitions, and adverse side-effects of this unjust war, and the prolonged US-Philippines War which grew out of it, World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, World War II and all the other horror stories of the past 100 + years would not have been possible.

Dec 20 08:14

Paul Craig Roberts – Russia To Unleash Ultimate Black Swan Against The West

“Suppose the Russian government says, ‘Well, since the attack on the ruble is political and you guys are attacking the ruble and causing us so much trouble, we are just not going to pay off the next traunch of our debt that comes due early in 2015.'

Well, the European banking system would collapse because those banks are terribly undercapitalized. Some of them have loans to Russia that almost absorb the entire capital base. So the Russians don’t even have to default. They can just say, ‘We’re not going to pay this year. We will do it later. We’ll do it when the ruble stabilizes.’ (Laughter).

You can understand the impact of such a decision by the Russians on the West. And given all the linkages and the interconnections — when Lehman Brothers went down it had just about as much adverse affect on Europe as it did the United States.

Dec 20 08:03

Wealthy Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Poor Patients’ Wages

Some wealthy nonprofit hospitals are going after their low-income patients' wages.
According to a new report by NPRand ProPublica, the Heartland Regional Medical Center (recently renamed Mosaic Life Care) in St. Joseph, Missouri, plays hard ball with poor people who cannot afford high bills.

Dec 20 08:02

The Unstated Script

Apparently Elie Wiesel has taken it upon himself to direct the governments of the world in his quest for domination of the mid-east, especially the “cruel and oppressive, irresponsible and senseless, the shameless” regime that dictates the affairs of the Iranian State.

Dec 20 08:02

94-Year-Old Kicked Out Of Retirement Home Right Before The Holidays

A 94-year-old woman has reportedly been asked to leave the retirement home where she lives just before Christmas and told that if she doesn’t leave, she will be brought to a hospital.
According to reports, Marie Sparrow was told by an employee that the Mississauga retirement home where she currently lives is “not a suitable location for you to get the care required for you to flourish.”

Dec 20 08:02

Head of Stratfor, 'Private CIA,' Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was 'The Most Blatant Coup in History'

In a December 19th interview in the Russian magazine Kommersant, George Friedman, who is the Founder and CEO of Stratfor, the 'Shadow CIA' firm, says of the overthrow of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych that occurred on February 22nd of 2014: "It really was the most blatant coup in history." Perhaps he is saying this because of the videos that were uploaded to the Web which showed it to be so, but this statement by him contradicts the description that is asserted by the U.S. White House and the European Union, and the Western press, which description is that Yanukovych's overthrow was instead just the result of the U.S. Government's $5+ billion expense since 1991 to establish 'democracy' in Ukraine.

Dec 20 08:01

ZeuS variant strikes 150 banks worldwide

Kaspersky has discovered a fresh ZeuS malware strain which has targeted financial institutions worldwide.

The company says the banking trojan's latest form has targeted a total of 150 different banks and 20 payment systems worldwide; focusing on the infiltration of online banking. In total, 15 countries have been attacked, including the United Kingdom, United States, Spain, Russia, Japan and Italy.

Dec 20 07:58

NY POLICE DEPT. HOLDS RALLY TO SUPPORT COPS – NO ONE ATTENDS

Dec 20 07:49

CLG Exclusive: CIA Torture Queen Bought $825K House While Torturing Her Way to the Top

The redacted (525 of 6,700 pages) C.I.A. torture report has revealed possible war crimes and violations of the Nuremberg ban on human experimentation by C.I.A. agents and U.S. military contractors. On December 19, 2014, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Peter Maass revealed the name of the C.I.A. senior officer at the center of the C.I.A.'s torture scandals: Alfreda Frances Bikowsky.

Now, CLG can report that Alfreda Bikowsky purchased (and likely still lives in) a well-appointed ranch house in Mclean, Virginia. Nestled in a wooded lot at 1437 Brookhaven Drive, the well-concealed house is a short 19-minute, 12-mile commute to the Central Intelligence Agency in Reston, Virginia. Formerly owned by Michael E. Geltner, the property was sold to Bikowsky for a mere $825,000 by realtor Michael Chang in April of 2012.

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Bikowsky was a senior staff member at the Bin Laden Issue Station in January 2000.[14] She was the direct supervisor of Michael Anne Casey, a CIA staff operations officer who was assigned to track future 9/11 hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar at an al-Qaeda operatives' meeting in Malaysia in early January 2000.[8] Casey blocked a draft cable written by Doug Miller, a FBI agent detailed to the Bin Laden Issue Station, to the FBI warning that al-Mihdhar had a multiple-entry visa for travel to the U.S.[15][16](p240) Mark Rossini, another FBI agent first assigned to the Bin Laden Issue Station in 1999,[16](p233) testifies that Casey also verbally ordered him to not share information with FBI headquarters about al-Mihdhar or Nawaf al-Hazmi, who was traveling with al-Mihdhar.[1][17] Rossini further states that Bikowsky told congressional investigators in 2002 that she hand-delivered al-Mihdhar's visa information to FBI headquarters. This was later proven false by FBI log books.[1] The CIA shared some details about al-Mihdhar with the FBI at that time, but not that he had a valid visa to enter the U.S.[16](pp244–7)

Interrogation of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Bikowsky has been identified as "the redheaded former Soviet analyst who had been in the Bin Laden Unit during Michael Scheuer's supervision"[7](p273) in Jane Mayer's book, The Dark Side.[8] After Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in March 2003, Mayer writes of Bikowsky:

Despite the CIA's insistence on the professionalism of its interrogation program, according to two well-informed Agency sources, one particularly overzealous female officer had to be reprimanded for her role. After Mohammed was captured, the woman, who headed the Al Qaeda unit in the CTC, was so excited she flew at government expense to the black site where Mohammed was held so that she could personally watch him being waterboarded. ... Coworkers said she had no legitimate reason to be present during Mohammed's interrogation. She was not an interrogator. "She thought it would be cool to be in the room," a former colleague said. (p. 273)[7]

Dec 20 07:46

SPLC Bullies Music Distributors Into Banning "Hate Music"

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

If anyone was wondering whether or not The Southern Poverty Law Center was still active in targeting American citizens for their personal beliefs or attempting to dismantle their First Amendment rights, the SPLC has reasserted itself yet again – this time targeting “hate music” and “white power rock bands” on online music and retail services.

An “investigation” was recently undertaken by the SPLC in order to determine whether or not the music of bands that the SPLC deems offensive or racist – except for explicitly racist rap music – were being sold on online services like iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify...

Dec 20 07:46

WEALTH AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES - Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D.

snip: Unlike income, wealth is determined not by one’s salary but instead is based upon an individual’s assets. Based on this criteria, as of 2014, the bottom 80% of the US population controls just 7% of the wealth in the United States combined. Yet, as noted, the gap between the wealthiest 1% of the United States and the other 99% is greater than at any time since 1928, the year before the Great Depression began.

Dec 20 07:37

MEGA BEX ALERT - FOX News: Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or Russia, intel source says

The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the "sole entity" in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, China or Russia may have been involved, an intelligence source told Fox News on Thursday.

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Dec 20 07:31

Millions in Poverty Get Less Media Coverage than 482 Billionaires

snip: “The notion that the wealthiest nation on Earth has one in every six of its citizens living at or below the poverty threshold reflects not a lack of resources, but a lack of policy focus and attention — and this is due to a lack of public awareness to the issue,” writes Frederick Reese of MintPress News. Contrary to widespread media portrayal, the U.S. has one of the highest poverty rates of major Western nations. In order to increase awareness of poverty within the nation, writes PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley, the media must become an accurate and comprehensive source of information—and not only in reaction to a political agenda. According to Smiley, we must call on the news media to “promote our collective appreciation of the inherent values we all share in alleviating domestic poverty.

Dec 20 07:29

New watchdog bans EU from being GM-free

Nations and regions which want to stay free of genetically-modified crops will be banned from doing so under a devastating ruling by EU scientists.

The decision, the first from the new European Food Safety Authority, means governments will be unable to stop the controversial plants being grown on their soil - effectively opening the floodgates.

It is a disastrous blow to those British consumers, farmers, politicians and green campaigners who are fearful about the safety of so-called Frankenstein foods.

The administrations in Scotland and Wales and many English local authorities - particularly in the South West - oppose GM crops.

Last night, Greenpeace warned Britain is being dragged into a vast and unpredictable experiment. Once commercial planting of GM crops is allowed, their pollen will spread and contaminate the entire countryside.

Dec 20 07:27

U.S. Students Resist Israeli Occupation of Palestine

snip: Although the student protests have been covered by smaller non-corporate media outlets and across social media, there have been negative distortions made by corporate media. Salehi described his own experience, in which he and fellow students were harassed, threatened, and even brought to the attention of corporate media power-house Fox News, which claimed that such protests were anti-Semitic and harassed Jewish students. By contrast, as Salehi and Barrows-Friedman make clear, these protests aim to protect Palestinians’ human rights while drawing critical attention to the politics of the state of Israel.

Dec 20 07:23

Sony hack: China may have helped North Korea, US states

US official states that North Korea responsible for hacking of Sony over The Interview film – and that Kim Jong-un's regime may have had Chinese help

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So, according to US Officials and FOX News, North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, (and everyone else the US needs an excuse to invade) secretly create the most potent cyber-army in the world, then expose the existence of that cyber-army with a pointless attack on a movie studio?

And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Dec 20 07:20

After Sony hack, is U.S. grid next?

Now that U.S. intelligence has blamed North Korea for the Nov. 24 cyber attack on Sony Pictures, there is growing concern that the Hermit Kingdom has the capability of bringing down the vulnerable U.S. national grid system.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/after-sony-hack-is-u-s-grid-next/#uM8SW1GrR...

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Yep; looks like the US is going to pull a 9-11 false-flag to get their wars going again!

This would be a good time for all the "white hat" hackers, who insist they use their powers only for good, to walk their talk and nail the real perpetrators of this war-starting hoax!

Dec 20 07:18

North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

North Korea said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

An unnamed spokesman of the North's foreign ministry said there would be "grave consequences" if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe and continued to accuse Pyongyang, the official KCNA news agency reported on Saturday.

On Friday, President Barack Obama blamed North Korea for the devastating cyberattack, which led to the Hollywood studio cancelling "The Interview", a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Dec 20 07:07

US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is delaying the release of a volume from its U.S. foreign relations history that deals with the CIA-backed overthrow of an Iranian prime minister in the 1950s out of concern that publication could undermine nuclear diplomacy with the Islamic republic.

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