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October 23, 2014

Oct 23 14:45

Is Obama secretly planning an immigrant amnesty by ordering 34 million work permits and green cards?

According to rumors first reported by Breitbart.com, President Obama will release an immigration bombshell in the form of an executive order later this year.

The conservative site first discovered a draft of an online solicitation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services that seeks vendors that can produce up to 34 million blank work permits and green cards over the next five years

Oct 23 14:36

First Ebola case in Mali confirmed - BBC

Mali confirms first case of Ebola in the country, as two-year-old girl tests positive

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.

Oct 23 14:32

Media paying attention to poll showing public's distaste for privatization

Newspaper columnists and radio talk show hosts are paying attention to fresh polling data that shows just how uneasy Canadians are about the concept of privatization.

Last week, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) publicized the results of the polling done in September in which:

70 per cent of respondents agreed that: “allowing a few people to profit from services meant for all of us weakens our country's principles and core values of caring and sharing."
82 per cent agreed that “when private companies get contracts to provide government programs, the public loses control over services people depend on.”

Oct 23 14:06

#BDS ~~ SPOOF ON GOODS THAT KILL


Oct 23 14:05

Sears disputes report of 116 store closures, nearly 6,100 layoffs

Cash-strapped Sears Holdings rose 4.5% to $35.95 Thursday following a report that it plans to close 116 Sears and Kmart stores and lay off nearly 6,100 employees, many ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

Oct 23 13:20

Toledo Residents Can Now Purchase Neighborhood SkyCop Cameras

Toledo, Ohio residents and businesses can now pay into a police fund to have their very own SkyCop surveillance cameras.

Run and monitored by...who else??


By now you have seen other independent medias website clamoring for donations. I have held out as long as I could, and you know I hate to ask, but the truth is that we are in as dire circumstances as any of the other independent media websites and frankly, we need your help now, more then ever. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you and thanks to all who have already donated even the smallest amount to help us out.

Oct 23 12:45

Parliament shooting “looks like an Islamic terror attack”, says terror analyst

ISIS propaganda begins in Canada, city locked down

Oct 23 12:19

Doctor who treated Ebola patients rushed to NYC hospital

The Big Apple may have its first case of Ebola.

Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to New York City from Africa 10 days ago, was rushed in an ambulance with a police escort from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said.

He was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree fever and nausea, sources said.

While he was in Africa, the doctor had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.

He’s undergoing testing at Bellevue to see if he has the deadly virus, sources said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I just did a google search for this story. It is being carried in small media outlets Business Insider Australia and WPIX-TV, and even in the Daily Mail in the UK, but not a word in any major American media outlets!

This confirms that the US corporate media has been told to downplay the Ebola issue! Gotta keep those sheeple going to the malls, to work, and to the voting booths!

Oct 23 12:06

Doctor: Health Authorities Covering Up Ebola Cases in U.S.

Lawrenzi said that shortly after the arrival of patient zero – Thomas Eric Duncan – in the United States, he was told by a doctor at Truman Lakewood Medical Center in Kansas City they had taken in a possible Ebola patient who had a high fever and was bleeding out of all his orifices having recently returned from West Africa.

The following day, Lawrenzi was told by the doctor that the patient had “disappeared” against medical advice, but that he wouldn’t have been able to leave on his own given his medical condition.

The day after the patient disappeared, a meeting was called for anyone who had contact with the patient. Doctors and other medical workers were told that the patient had malaria.

A second possible Ebola patient was then admitted to Research Medical Center in Kansas City the following day but also quickly “disappeared,” with hospital bosses claiming he had typhoid, according to Lawrenzi.

Oct 23 12:05

Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife

The document details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious scandal. Notably, the document discloses that emails between Attorney General Holder and his wife Sharon Malone – as well as his mother – are being withheld under an extraordinary claim of executive privilege as well as a dubious claim of deliberative process privilege under the Freedom of Information Act. The “First Lady of the Justice Department” is a physician and not a government employee.

Oct 23 11:47

Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US (VIDEO)

Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

The undated video, posted by the unofficial IS mouthpiece “a3maq news”, sees a jihadist showing several boxes of munitions with English-language markings, with a parachute spread out on the ground beside.

Although it is unclear what was the bundle shown in the video, the militant explains that “this is some of the military equipment that was dropped by American forces.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since when do American forces support the Kurds with DEACTIVATED GRENADES?

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Oct 23 11:38

Gap between wages and rents continues to grow


Oct 23 11:36

PM Stephen Harper: ‘Terrorist will have no safe-haven’

During his address to the nation Wednesday night, following the shooting that took place on Parliament Hill,

Oct 23 11:13

Obama Is 100% Opposed to Accountability. But the Problem Goes Even Deeper …

U.S. President Barack Obama has blocked accountability, everywhere he can. He did it for the top officials who had caused illegal tortures to be used by the Government. He did it for the top officials who had caused mega-banks to crash in 2008 (whose crimes have, in turn, led to taxpayer-bailouts of the banks that they ran and often still run, all courtesy of Bush-Obama). He did it for the top officials who had caused a certain country, which posed no threat to us, to be invaded by us in 2003, and subsequently to produce over $3 trillion in economic losses to the U.S., plus thousands of pointless deaths, and millions of unnecessary refugees, and the resulting development of today’s fanatical ISIS: this country that was raped by the U.S. is, of course, Iraq.

Oct 23 11:10

Federal judge tosses tea party suit seeking permanent protection from IRS targeting

A federal court shot down a tea party group’s effort to permanently bar the IRS from targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny, issuing a ruling Thursday that says the tax agency has already taken enough steps to correct the problem.

Judge Reggie B. Walton also refused a request by True the Vote, a Texas-based group that tries to combat election fraud, to make Lois G. Lerner and other current and former IRS employees pay a penalty for having blocked the group’s tax-exempt status and made intrusive inquiries into the group’s activities.

Oct 23 11:09

Senator and anti-gun bill sponsor arrested during protest, 9mm pistol found

FERGUSON, Missouri — Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, (D) MO, was arrested Monday night during a protest in Ferguson. Although shockingly, upon a search of her persons police found a 9mm pistol.


By now you have seen other independent media websites clamoring for donations. I have held out as long as I could, and you know I hate to ask, but the truth is that we are in as dire circumstances as any of the other independent media websites and frankly, we need your help now more, then ever. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you and thanks to all who have already donated even the smallest amount to help us out.

Oct 23 11:05

Texas jails are eliminating in-person visitation and requiring instead the use of a video visitation system sold by Dallas-based Securus Technologies...Securus charges callers as much as a dollar a minute to use its video services, and jails get a 20 to 2

There’s nothing nice about jail. The food stinks. There’s nothing to do. People are in a bad mood. The best you can hope for is to get out quickly with minimal hassle. One of the few things you have to look forward to is a visit from a friend or a loved one—a brief face-to-face connection to remind you that the world is waiting on the other side of the glass. But some Texas jails are eliminating in-person visitation and requiring instead the use of a video visitation system sold by Dallas-based Securus Technologies. Critics say it’s an outrageous profiteering scheme that has no policy rationale and could actually deteriorate security at jails.

Oct 23 10:59

Atlanta airport WiFi users are barred from transmitting “hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable” material

The following constitutes examples of violations of this AUP. You agree NOT to use the Wi-Fi System to:

Transmit any material (by uploading, posting, email or otherwise) that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; ...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That "otherwise objectionable" could mean pretty much anything, including WRH!

Oct 23 10:50

Protect Yourself from Electronic Spying with 'Surveillance Self-Defense'

Activist Post

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched its updated "Surveillance Self-Defense" report today, a comprehensive how-to guide to protecting yourself from electronic spying for Internet users all over the world...

Oct 23 10:48

U.S. hospitals may soon not admit Ebola patients, leaving them to die

A new article written by Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley titled Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients points out the “unthinkable” as our society is truly in shambles.

Oct 23 10:43

The Devil in the Details–Netanyahu’s 100 Year War against ‘militant’ Islam as the death blow to Western Civilization

Just as the profile of some infamous crime lord is incomplete without including background scenery such as money laundering, prostitution, drugs, bribery, murder, etc, likewise an accurate accounting of Benjamin Netanyahu remains informationally anemic without mentioning his abnormal appetite for state-sponsored mass-murder, otherwise known as war. Simply stated, take this aspect out of any discussion featuring Netanyahu and there is nothing left to discuss...For ‘Bibi’–the latest incarnation in a long line of King David wannabes–war is his beating heart, (if he has one) his lifeblood (if he has any) and the electrical current that powers his mental functions, if indeed any exist.


Oct 23 10:38

THE ANTI SEMITE WHO WASN’T

It has been widely reported that Leonard Petlakh was the victim of an anti-Semitic attack at a pre-season basketball game between the New York Nets and Tel Aviv’s Maccabi Electra.

The alleged attack has received extensive coverage and condemnation. However, new information has emerged that Petlakh may have been involved in a physical assault on a Palestinian-American woman shortly before he claims to have been victimized.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oct 23 10:37

EARLY LESSONS ISRAEL LEARNT FROM THE NAZIS

The internment of Japanese Americans during World War II scarred American history for years to come.

Now, a new research paper argues that Palestinians share a similar traumatic experience. Pointing to a barely discussed chapter in the history of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, the paper highlights a time when the fledgling Jewish state interned more than 6,000 Palestinian citizens without charge in camps across the country.

Oct 23 10:37

ZION’S INTERNET WAR

Over the past few years more than 5 million readers have been directed to this Blog via links at What Really Happened. These people are not strangers to what is known as a DOS Attack which renders a particular site ‘unavailable’ for a given time period. For years now, WRH readers have occasionally been denied access to the site because of these attacks. They have not been the only victim of these frequent attacks, other wonderful sites such as Uruknet have also suffered from them. One can show their appreciation to these sites by visiting them frequently and even better, by contributing financially to them. Their continued existence depends on your support.

Oct 23 10:20

Tables turned — Israel on the run

With support for the BDS Movement growing globally from organized labour, the potential economic threat to the Zionist regime is staggering

Oct 23 10:15

'PhotoMath' app uses recognition technology to solve your math homework for you

Oct 23 10:06

Hackers use Ebola outbreak to trick users into downloading malware

CRIMMINALS are taking advantage of the recent Ebola outbreak to trick unsuspecting web users into downloading malware sent in emails that purport to come from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Uncovered by security researchers at Trustwave, the malware was flagged when it appeared that criminals had crafted bogus WHO emails encouraging people to open a .RAR attachment to find out how they can protect themselves against Ebola.

Trustwave said that once the attachment has been clicked on, it downloads malware onto the victim's machine.

Oct 23 10:06

Corruption at the Heart of Mexico's Drug War - True not only in Mexico, but in the United States as well.

A Mexican mayor and his wife masterminded the recent disappearance of 43 student teachers and Mexico's attorney general has issued arrest warrants for them.

The students went missing on 26 September from Iguala in the south-western state of Guerrero after they clashed with police. The incident sent shockwaves across Mexico and undermined President Enrique Peña Nieto’s claims that Mexico is getting safer under his watch.

So far 52 arrests have been made in relation to the matter, including dozens of police actively working with a gang called Guerreros Unidos, or United Warriors. The gang’s leader, Sidronio Casarrubias, was arrested last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Mexican cartels start to cooperate wth authorities, this could blow the lid off of Fast and Furious!

Oct 23 10:04

Revealed: Muslim convert who shot dead Canadian soldier is the 'privately-educated son of country's immigration chief, had his passport revoked and has 'links to Syrian terrorist'

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Muslim convert who fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo - a 24-year-old father standing guard at Ottawa's War Memorial, was a petty criminal and the son of a leading Canadian immigration official, it has been revealed.

Born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall and raised in Laval, just north of Montreal, the young man lived a quiet childhood of private schools and suburban homes, with a mother who was a high ranking federal employee.

Then, after years of run-ins with the law, he converted to Islam.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "terrorist" story is starting to devolve into another spoiled rich kid gone wrong soap opera!

Oct 23 10:02

CIA Apparently 'Impersonated' Senate Staffers To Gain Access To Documents On Shared Drives

According to sources familiar with the CIA inspector general report that details the alleged abuses by agency officials, CIA agents impersonated Senate staffers in order to gain access to Senate communications and drafts of the Intelligence Committee investigation. These sources requested anonymity because the details of the agency's inspector general report remain classified.

"If people knew the details of what they actually did to hack into the Senate computers to go search for the torture document, jaws would drop. It's straight out of a movie," said one Senate source familiar with the document.

Oct 23 10:01

Mexico: Riots and looting rock Guerrero with students still missing

Protests turned violent in Guerrero Wednesday as demonstrators looted shops and smashed windows, leaving devastation and blood stains. An ambulance and several shops have been damaged. Local police have made several arrests.

The scenes follow teachers setting the town hall of Iguala ablaze in anger. The violence is ostensibly a response to the continued case of the 43 missing students, who went missing over three weeks ago.

The students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College in Guerrero disappeared on September 26 in Iguala, after a confrontation with local police. The original confrontation left six people dead and 25 injured. They have been missing ever since.

Oct 23 10:00

Mexico: Mayor’s arrest is ordered as anger grows over missing students

The plight of 43 students missing for nearly a month in Mexico’s southwest has mobilised thousands in the capital.

Protesters gathered around the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City’s main square, in the latest of a series of demonstrations nationwide.

The growing anger now seems to have been heard.

Arrest warrants have been issued for a local mayor and his wife in the southwestern state of Guerrero where the students disappeared on September 26.

Oct 23 10:00

Russian Prosecutors Detain 4 Suspects Over Total CEO Plane Crash Death

Russian prosecutors have detained four more Moscow airport workers over a plane crash that killed the CEO of the French oil company Total Christophe de Margerie, the country's Investigative Committee said on Thursday.

But some have accused investigators of jumping to conclusions and trying to find a scapegoat by accusing the driver of the snowplow that hit de Margerie's plane of being drunk. His lawyer denied the allegations.

Oct 23 09:49

Japan minister support staff 'put sex club on expenses'

Yoichi Miyazawa admitted staff had claimed expenses after visiting a sadomasochistic bar in Hiroshima, but emphasised he did not visit the bar.

Oct 23 09:48

Ukraine: Batallion Backed by Jewish Billionaire Sent to Fight Pro-Russian Militias

Among those going into battle from the Ukrainian side are some 500
trained fighters in the self-declared Azov battalion, backed by Jewish
energy magnate and Dnipropetrovsk region governor, Igor Kolomoisky,
according to Israel’s Ma’ariv daily.

Oct 23 09:47

Making Sense of Ottawa Shooting

If Bibeau was working for ISIS,
and ISIS is Western-backed,
then this indeed was a false flag.

Oct 23 09:47

List of the World’s Richest Countries; America’s Special Role in It

The world’s richest countries are the ones where the median wealth per person is the highest. This system ranks nations truly according to the most-representative person in each given nation — the person who is in the exact middle of that nation’s population in terms of per-person wealth. Consequently, for example, if a Bill Gates or other billionaire relocates into a certain country, no matter how small its population is, this won’t change that country’s ranking, whereas it could raise the country’s ranking if the ranking-system were according to the mean wealth per person (i.e., dividing everybody’s total wealth by the total population-number).

Oct 23 09:21

SECRET BLUETOOTH SPYING BEACONS UNCOVERED IN LA & CHICAGO

Devices identical to those secretly planted in New York City phone booths have been installed in public spaces in Los Angeles and Chicago, BuzzFeed News has learned. The Bluetooth devices known as “beacons” were installed in bus benches in Los Angeles and train stations in Chicago. Additional information obtained suggests that the devices were also installed in San Francisco, though BuzzFeed News was unable to independently confirm that allegation.

Oct 23 09:09

"Die From Ebola" - A message from the terrorists

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
? Edward R. Murrow

Oct 23 09:08

A SHORT HISTORY OF US GOVERNMENT RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE

PUBLIC LAW 95-79 [P.L. 95-79]
TITLE 50, CHAPTER 32, SECTION 1520
"CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE PROGRAM"

"The use of human subjects will be allowed for the testing of chemical and biological agents by the U.S. Department of Defense, accounting to Congressional committees with respect to the experiments and studies."

Oct 23 09:07

EXCLUSIVE: Was Ebola Accidentally Released from a Bioweapons Lab In West Africa?

“More than 200 incidents of loss or release of bioweapons agents from U.S. laboratories are reported each year. This works out to more than four per week,” said Richard Ebright, a biosafety expert at Rutgers university in New Jersey, who testified before Congress last month at a hearing about CDC’s lab mistakes.

The only thing unusual about the CDC’s recent anthrax and bird flu lab incidents, Ebright said, is that the public found out about them. “The 2014 CDC anthrax event became known to the public only because the number of persons requiring medical evaluation was too high to conceal,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


The facility at Kenema.

Oct 23 09:02

John Bolaris: Siberian snow could be early predictor of Philly winter

How deep is the snow in a northern region of Russia on the other side of the world?

It may seem like an odd question, but one of the factors that goes into a long-range winter outlook for Philadelphia's upcoming winter season is the amount of snow cover piling up this time of the year in Siberia.

And as it just so happens, Siberia's snow cover is rapidly increasing. This is significant because it's one of the signals that could lead to a potentially colder winter here.

Oct 23 09:01

North Korea to Bar Foreign Tourists Over Ebola Fears

North Korea has announced that it will not accept any foreign tourists beginning Friday because of fear of the Ebola virus, three agencies that take tourists to the isolated country said on Thursday.

The news came as the country said it was stepping up inspections and quarantine measures at its airport, borders and ports to guard against the spread of the deadly virus, which has killed thousands of people in the latest outbreak.

“Three days ago, they said that anybody who’s been to West Africa would have to provide a doctor’s certificate stating that they don’t have Ebola,” said Gareth Johnson of Young Pioneer Tours, a travel operator based in China. “And then today, they just said no foreign tourists at all.”

Oct 23 08:59

Some US hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

Oct 23 08:59

The Rape of Democracy

On the one side are conservatives, who resent taxes and self-identify with rich people who say that government is basically a huge waste of money and only private business is efficient and productive.

On the other side are liberals, who don’t resent anything and who say that government is good enough to be worth the taxes that are paying for it.

Oct 23 08:58

Amber Vinson’s family says she is Ebola-free, but Emory and CDC officials have yet to confirm statement

A statement released Wednesday evening by the family Amber Vinson, one of two Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola, says she appears to be free of the disease. That was news to a spokesperson for Emory University Hospital, to which Vinson was transferred one week ago.

“Amber is steadily regaining her strength and her spirits are high,” says the statement sent to media by Steven Jumper of the Washington, D.C.-based PR firm Ghost Note Agency. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body. She has also been approved for transfer from isolation. Amber remains under treatment within Emory’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit.”

When reached by The Dallas Morning News Wednesday evening, Emory spokesperson Janet Christenbury said she was “not aware of that at all.” She said she would provide an update as soon possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so who put out the "news" that Amber was free of Ebola, if neither the hospital nor CDC did it?

Oct 23 08:57

Man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon, minister says

Lebanon's health minister says a Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and has been quarantined, the first such case in the country.

The minister, Wael Abu Faour, said on Thursday that the Lebanese national reported himself to hospital after fearing he was displaying symptoms of the disease.

Abu Faour says the man arrived from a West African country earlier in the week. He did not provide more details.

Oct 23 08:55

9 people, including family of 6, quarantined in Connecticut over Ebola fears

A family of six was quarantined in West Haven, Conn. Wednesday after returning from a trip to West Africa, the city's health director said.

The office of West Haven Mayor Edward O'Brien said the family, which returned to Connecticut on Saturday, was not showing any signs of Ebola, FoxCT.com reported. They were flagged by Transportation Security Administration officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport because of their travel to West Africa, although officials have not said which country they had been in.

According to the Connecticut Department of Health, the department issued four quarantine orders in the state, involving nine people. None of the individuals are sick and do not present a risk to public health, officials said.

The quarantine is precautionary and will last the standard 21-day period, a time frame during which health officials say symptoms would surface if anyone has contracted the deadly virus.

Oct 23 08:52

The Seven Sins Of Obama

Oct 23 08:48

Young Jews are fed up with censorship of critical voices

Over the weekend of October 11-13 over 300 young Jews, as well as some Palestinians, convened at Harvard for the inaugural conference of ‘Open Hillel’. Open Hillel is a movement of Jewish students on campuses across the United States to demand that Hillels (campus Jewish organizations) refrain from preventing critical discussion of Palestinian rights from happening amongst Jewish students and the rest of the campus community.

Oct 23 08:47

Netanyahu warned: Unfreeze settlement expansion or we'll destabalise coalition

Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party, yesterday warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his party will destabalise the coalition government if the premier doesn't expedite settlement construction in the West Bank.

Oct 23 08:45

Thousands With Degenerative Conditions Told They Could Be ‘Fit To Work In The Future’

More than a third of people with debilitating and incurable conditions and are too sick to work, such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, are being placed in the ‘Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) of ESA, even though their condition is certain to worsen over time.

Claimants placed within the WRAG receive less money than those in the higher ‘Support Group’, who are not required to prepare for work or attend Job Centre interviews, and face the threat of sanctions if they fail to comply with strict requirements. Some may have their ESA entitlement removed after only a year as the government attempts to “support people into work”.

Oct 23 08:44

UN Issues Statement on Human Rights Violations in Detroit

The conditions are so bad that two United Nations special rapporteurs were invited to Detroit by a number of community groups: the special rapporteur on human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, and the other one on adequate housing and standard of living without discrimination. They heard from residents, council members, the mayor, and congressmen. In their joint statement, they said that the human rights to safe drinking water, sanitation, and adequate housing both derive from the right to an adequate standard of living protected under Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Oct 23 08:43

Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period[1] (1 – 30 September 2014), including 18 shooting incidents that resulted in the injury of a fishermen while fishing.

Oct 23 08:43

UK online pedophiles too many to prosecute: NCA

Britain will not charge pedophiles that possess child abuse images because of the high volume of people engaging in such activities.

According to the head of the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), Keith Bristow, it was "not realistic" to prosecute the 50,000 people in Britain who have viewed and shared child abuse images.

"Our responsibility is to focus on the greatest risk and tackle those people," he said.

Oct 23 08:42

Juicy Month: Arms sales soar amid war against ISIS

It is exactly one month since the US started its bombing campaign on Islamic State in Syria. And it's been quite a profitable operation for the arms industry of course - on the first day 47 Tomahawk missiles worth over 65 million dollars were dropped. One month on and the jihadists are still in place.But the war has produced new contracts for American weapon makers.

Oct 23 08:42

McDonald's Posts Worst Sales Decline In 10 Years

McDonald's global sales at stores open at least 13 months declined 3.7% in August.

That the worst same-store sales decline that the fast-food giant has reported since March 2003, when global sales also fell 3.7%. It also marks the fourth straight month of comparable sales declines in the U.S., which accounts for about 32% of McDonald's revenue.

Oct 23 08:41

Whistleblowers: IRS officials behind ‘fraudulent’ multi-billion dollar corporate tax giveaways

A 10-year veteran Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attorney has demanded a Congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency’s alleged role in allowing American corporations to illegally avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes at the same time the agency is cracking down on individuals and small businesses.

Oct 23 08:41

Four Palestinian Fishermen Kidnapped In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy boats attacked, on Wednesday morning, a Palestinian fishing boat close to the Gaza shore in the Sudaniyya area, north of Gaza City.

Oct 23 08:41

Everyone In America Would Be Better Off If We Soaked The Rich: "While conservatives warn that higher tax rates on the wealthy will hurt so-called “job creators,” economists point out that higher taxes and economic growth can go hand-in-hand."

A 90 percent tax rate on the top 1 percent of American earners wouldn’t just significantly reduce income and wealth inequality and boost government tax revenues. It would also be the optimal level for Americans’ welfare, according to a new paper from economists Fabi

Oct 23 08:41

Fox News Thinks Young Women Are Too Busy with Tinder to "Get" Voting

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, a woman, shared some advice for us feeble-minded young ladies out here: Let's not burden ourselves with voting! After all, we're far too busy swiping for a man on Tinder to cast an educated vote in the midterm elections, or any election for that matter.

Oct 23 08:40

Human Rights Watch Publishes Damning Video of Cluster Bomb Use by Kiev

Human Rights Watch, which together with Amnesty International are the two most authoritative human rights group in the world, published a video yesterday on their youtube channel detailing their accusation against Kiev that it used cluster bombs, banned in 114 countries because of their indiscriminate destructive nature.

The video charges that cluster bombs were used against civilians in East Ukraine by Kiev, saying that this "violates the laws of war, and may amount to war crimes."

Oct 23 08:39

Pressure mounts on South Africa's Woolworths to end ties with Israel

The Palestine solidarity and human rights organisation Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in South Africa (BDS South Africa) will be taking part in this month's National Day of Action against Woolworths alongside COSATU, the ANC Youth League, the National Coalition 4 Palestine and other civil society organisations. Woolworths has come under pressure from consumers, trade unions and political parties to end its ties with Israel. In recent weeks, a growing number of public figures have come out in support of the #BoycottWoolworths campaign, including anti-Apartheid veteran Denis Goldberg, freestyle footballer Ashley Mkhize and TV actor Thato Molamu.

Oct 23 08:39

How Comic Relief invests millions in arms, tobacco and alcohol: Panorama expose also reveals charity is sitting on £100m and will not say how money is spent

Comic Relief was yesterday accused of misleading donors by investing millions of pounds raised during televised appeals in tobacco, alcohol and the arms industry.

The charity – which claims that ‘every penny’ given by the public helps good causes – pumps cash into the companies even as it backs projects to help victims of smoking-related illnesses, alcohol abuse and war.

According to a BBC Panorama expose, the charity is also sitting on £100million donated by the public and refuses to say how the money is being invested.

Oct 23 08:36

New York Fed’s Conference Evokes Thoughts of Violence Against Wall Street

“Since 2008, fines imposed on the nation’s largest banks have far exceeded $100 billion. The pattern of bad behavior did not end with the financial crisis, but continued despite the considerable public sector intervention that was necessary to stabilize the financial system. As a consequence, the financial industry has largely lost the public trust. To illustrate, a 2012 Harris poll found that 42 percent of people responded either ‘somewhat’ or ‘a lot’ to the statement that Wall Street ‘harms the country’; furthermore, 68 percent disagreed with the statement: ‘In general, people on Wall Street are as honest and moral as other people.’ ”

Further cementing that public distrust, the media was barred from attending Monday’s conference at the New York Fed. Press members who nonetheless reported on the event evoked a recurring theme of violent acts to deal with incorrigible actors.

Oct 23 08:33

$8 million dollar settlement has been reached in clergy sex abuse

In a statement released by one of the attorney representing the victims, it said, "No amount of money eliminates the emotional and physical pain of having been sexually molested by someone you trust and respect."

Oct 23 08:24

‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.

Moynihan offered this gracious lesson to his followers on Twitter: “Be careful when you vote in Illinois. Make sure you take the time to check your votes before submitting.”

Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told Illinois Watchdog, the machine was taken out of service and tested.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Calibration. Yeah. Right. If you believe that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

If a government cannot prove the honesty and accuracy of the elections by which they claim authority over the people, then the people are neither legally nor morally obligated to obey that government's dictates nor to pay its bills nor to send their children to die in that government's wars, and may with full moral justification resist with lethal force efforts to coerce said obedience, looting, and conscription.

Oct 23 08:23

UK police Taser use on rise against mentally ill, minorities

Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into police use of Taser stun guns, after it emerged the weapons were increasingly and disproportionately used against black Londoners and the mentally ill.

On Thursday, May said she wanted to see clear data on the reasons why officers deployed Tasers in specific incidents. The weapons were introduced to UK police forces in 2004.

Oct 23 08:10

“No Refusal” Blood Draw Checkpoint Planned For Ohio

A “no refusal” checkpoint where drivers will be forced to stop and potentially submit to having their blood taken on the side of the road by law enforcement authorities is planned for Clark County, Ohio tomorrow.

“Every car will be checked to ensure that drivers are not impaired. If there is sufficient probable cause to believe that a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired, law enforcement will seek a blood search warrant from a “neutral and detached magistrate,” reports ABC 22.

The time and location of the checkpoint will not be released until hours before it is set to begin.

Oct 23 08:10

Republicans threaten showdown over UN funding in Gaza

In a letter to Kerry, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said they were “dumbfounded” by the State Department pledge announced Oct. 12 as part of the Cairo donor conference to rebuild Gaza. The United States is UNRWA’s largest bilateral donor.

“This blind support sends the wrong message to an institution that has already become far too dependent on the largesse of the American taxpayer and repeatedly failed to ensure that its facilities and resources are not used by terrorists who wish to sow chaos and instability rather than aid the Palestinian people,” they wrote.

Oct 23 08:09

"NIH Mated Live Ebola With The Common Cold" - Bio Weapons Expert

Notice the word semantics in the NYT article, saying that no scientist has publicly announced that type of dangerous research, yet as Dr. Boyle points out in the video below, not only has such research been conducted, but the very location of US research labs in the hottest Ebola zones of the 2014 outbreak which has killed over 4,500 people, with the World Health Organization (WHO) saying that there is likely three times that amount in actual numbers, is a smoking gun that suggests, wheteher on purpose or by accident, the Ebola virus being seen today, a strain never seen before, could be man-made.

Oct 23 08:07

Obama's 'Dreamers' discovered registered to illegally vote in North Carolina

In a state that's facing a tight race for an important U.S. Senate seat, board of elections officials discovered at least 145 names of illegal aliens who by state and federal law may be ineligible voters. According to a report on Thursday, the names appear to be tied to President Barack Obama's initial step towards amnesty known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, according to election officials in North Carolina.

Oct 23 08:05

NukeMap!

Visualize the effects of a nuclear explosion anywhere on Earth with NukeMap and NukeMap 3D.

Oct 23 08:03

Alan Greenspan Admits The Unthinkable

Oct 23 08:00

Ron Paul: Stock Market Roller Coaster Rides!

Oct 23 07:59

99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost

Taxpayers could shoulder billions now that CalPERS has approved perks for new public workers.

Oct 23 07:54

Rhum gas field to resume production after 4-year hiatus

The Rhum gas field, co-owned by British Petroleum (BP) and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), will resume production after a four-year hiatus due to anti-Iran sanctions, a BP spokesman says.

Production at the North Sea gas field was halted back in 2010 under the unilateral illegal sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union (EU) and the US over the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program.

The BP spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that the British government has given the green light to the oil group to resume production at the field.

Production from the field, which contributed around 4-5 percent of Britain’s total gas output before its closure, is expected to begin this weekend.

Oct 23 07:52

The Right to Bear Arms vs. The Right to be Hysterical About It

A woman in Rochester, New York recently exercised her Constitutional right to be a jerk.

Kimberly Edson photographed a man who exercised his own Constitutional right - the right to bear arms. She placed the photo on a poster in her front yard, "warning" the other parents: "This man carries a loaded gun around your children every day."

Oct 23 07:50

Earth at risk after cuts close comet-spotting program, scientists warn

The Earth has been left with a huge blind spot for potentially devastating comet strikes after the only dedicated comet-spotting program in the southern hemisphere lost its funding, leading astronomers have warned.

The program, which discovered the Siding Spring comet that narrowly missed Mars on Sunday, was shut down last year after losing funding.

“It’s a real worry,” Bradley Tucker, an astronomer at the Australian National University (ANU) and University of California Berkeley, told Guardian Australia.

“There could be something hurtling towards us right now and we wouldn’t know about it.”

Oct 23 07:49

Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000

BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday.

Oct 23 07:47

MH17: The Untold Story

Three months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was violently brought down from the skies over Ukraine, there are still no definitive answers to what caused the tragedy. Civil conflict in the area prevented international experts from conducting a full and thorough investigation. The wreckage should have been collected and scrupulously re-assembled to identify all the damage, but this standard investigative procedure was never carried out. Until that’s done, evidence can only be gleaned from pictures of the debris, the flight recorders or black boxes and eye-witnesses’ testimonies. This may be enough to help build a picture of what really happened to the aircraft, whether a rocket fired from the ground or gunfire from a military jet.

Oct 23 07:42

‘Cleansing the stock’ and other ways governments talk about human beings

Those in power don’t speak of ‘people’ or ‘killing’ – it helps them do their job. And we are picking up their dehumanising euphemisms

Oct 23 07:36

Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?

It features a radical design and next-gen gear. But the U.S. Navy’s most advanced ship may have a wee problem: it just might fall into the sea.

Oct 23 07:29

China Poised to Launch Next Moon Mission Today

Oct 23 07:25

Rush Limbaugh is America’s least-trusted news source

Thirty-nine percent of Americans say they don't trust Rush Limbaugh when it comes to news about government and politics, giving the radio personality the highest untrustworthiness rating of 36 news sources included in a recent Pew Research Center Study. Americans overall are three times more likely to say they distrust Limbaugh than to say they trust him.

Oct 23 07:23

Good News: Blushwood Berries Kill Cancer in 75% of Cases, Big Pharma Tackles Patent

As usual, the findings of scientists observing Mother Nature are used to serve biotech companies and pharmaceutical companies. Instead of running expensive drug trials, why are the fruits simply not grown around the world to be available to the masses for real cancer treating? You know why.

In the book Medical Mafia, How to Get Out of It Alive and Take Back Our Health, author Guylaine Lanctot explains the underbelly of the medical system. In short – it’s profit over people.

So, as usual, corporations like Kellogg’s are happy to wipe out millions of hectares of rainforest, eliminating gems like the Blushwood tree in the process, and then Big Pharma companies along with Biotech swoop in to make their bucks off of whatever latest ecological treasure they can research and patent. Without respect for this planet, those treasures will all soon disappear.

Oct 23 07:22

In DC, wary Ya’alon says he’s making his ‘opinions known’ on Iran

“The Iranian question concerns us,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon acknowledged, shortly after meeting here with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “The question of whether there will be an agreement and what that agreement is concerns us, and I spoke with them about this,” he said. “We are making our opinions known.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know what your opinion is. You have been making your opinion known since the 1980s. Now kindly shut the heck up! We are sick of hearing you!

Oct 23 07:21

Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body.

Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post.

Oct 23 07:20

Have Bill Gates and his eugenicist foundation’s crimes against humanity finally caught up with him? If the Supreme Court of India has anything to say about it, he will face the ramifications of poisoning millions of Indian children with vaccines.

Have Bill Gates and his eugenicist foundation’s crimes against humanity finally caught up with him? If the Supreme Court of India has anything to say about it, he will face the ramifications of poisoning millions of Indian children with vaccines.

Oct 23 07:18

New GMO Corn Ethanol Will Ruin Your Car and Void Your Warranty

You already know that GMO corn ruins your body – but did you know that it may also soon be damaging your car? E15 GMO corn will ruin your engine if your car was made before 2012, warns AAA, and though the EPA has promoted this GMO fuel, numerous car manufacturers are saying that they won’t honor E15 GMO ethanol damage under warranties.

Oct 23 07:16

Activists demand comprehensive federal data on Americans killed by police

Activists who mobilized after the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown said Wednesday they have collected 200,000 signatures backing their demand that federal agencies address a nationwide trend of police violence with major reforms — including the collection and release of comprehensive data on how many Americans are killed by law enforcement officers each year.

Oct 23 07:15

Federal contract site reveals US reliance on Monsanto and Israeli firm for White Phosphorus supply

In an item on the US Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website, the US military is revealed to be dependent on a few select companies for the manufacture and distribution of White Phosphorus (WP) for use in 155MM M110A2 Smoke Projectiles, which are manufactured at Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA).

Oct 23 07:13

Ukraine-Russia Gas Deal Still Possible Despite Setback

Negotiations over a natural gas deal between Ukraine and Russia have faltered since the spring, but the standoff has taken on a new urgency as winter approaches.

Following the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich in February, Russia altered the terms by which it sells natural gas to Ukraine. Along with Yanukovich, favorable pricing went away. In April, Russia nearly doubled the sale price of natural gas to Ukraine, from $268.50 per thousand cubic meters to $485.50.

This was a price that the Ukrainian government said it could not meet. Even worse, Russian gas company Gazprom demanded upfront payment for gas supplies, an issue that kept the two countries at odds for months. Gazprom cut off gas supplies to Ukraine in June, saying Ukraine had failed to pay its debt.

Oct 23 07:11

WTI Crude Slides Below $81

Oct 23 07:10

Europe’s food experts fooled by pranksters into confusing McDonald’s with organic food

Dutch pranksters have fooled food experts and consumers and proved that even foodies can’t tell McDonald’s from real, organic food when offered some on a plate. The comments from misled ‘experts’ are hysterical.

Lifehunters, as the guys call themselves, posted a video of them visiting one of the most popular annual food expos in Europe, in the city of Houten, to serve their “top of the notch recipes” from their “high-end restaurant” that serves “organic alternatives to fastfood.”

“The problem here is that we don’t actually own a restaurant,” one of the pranksters, Sacha, says on the video.

So they paid a visit to their “favorite restaurant” McDonald’s.

Armed with a serving tray of cut up McDonald’s sandwiches made into canapé treats they started their hunt for gullible fans of organic food to ask what experts think about their “specialties.”

Oct 23 07:09

Top Regulator Says Bank CEOs Meant Well -- This Evidence Says Otherwise

The head of one of Wall Street's most important regulatory agencies argued recently that Big Bank CEOs never intended to break the law or engage in foreclosure fraud. Instead, Thomas Curry of the Office of Comptroller of the Currency tells us they weren't cautious enough.

Internal documents obtained from a bank-backed venture several years ago seem to directly contradict this claim. These documents, which include training materials, PowerPoint presentations, and videos, suggest that the industry made a conscious attempt to bypass local jurisdictions and automate processes -- in what can best be described as a fraud-friendly way.

Oct 23 07:08

Entire Court in California Had to Step Down – All Judges

Now, in California, some prosecutors have resigned because Eric Holder’s boys were fabricating evidence in order to confiscate property in the tens of millions of dollars. One former prosecutor Eric Overby stated: “It’s called the Department of Justice. It’s not called the Department of Revenue.” Overby has stated that in his entire career, “I’ve never seen anything like this. Never.” The entire court has had to step aside because all judges are tainted. Just amazing.

Oct 23 07:07

George Soros Slams Putin, Warns Of "Existential Threat" From Russia, Demands $20 Billion From IMF In "Russia War Effort"

And there it is: the Russian "existential" war threat is, to Soros, nothing but an excuse to end the whole (f)austerity experiment (just don't show Soros Europe's latest record high debt load), and to return to its drunken sailor spending ways.

Ironically, this is precisely what we said would happen, only the globalist neo-cons were hoping the Ukraine civil war would become an all out war between Russia and Ukraine, thus unleashing the "spend your way to prosperity" Soroses of the world. For now, this plan has failed which is why ISIS was brought into the picture.

But it never hurts to try, eh George. And the one thing that is not mentioned is that the people who would gain the most from this latest IMF spending spree would be, you guessed it, billionaires like George Soros of course

Oct 23 07:07

Major Inflation Hits Detroit Property Market

Oct 23 07:06

Dutch Judges Fed Up With Government Cannabis Policy

Synopsis:
A Dutch judge delivered a surprising verdict in a case concerning an owner of a cannabis distribution center ("coffeeshop"): guilty of possession of 100 kilograms marihuana and hashish but no punishment.
A few weeks ago, another judge ruled that 2 growers of marihuana were guilty without giving sanctions. http://mobiel.nu.nl/binnenland/3905054/rechter-geeft-twee-principiele-...

The judges demand that the Dutch government adjusts its front door/back door policies. Right now, the selling of small amounts of cannabis in special pubs is allowed, but possession is strictly limited to 500 grams in total for the owner of the shop. In other words, the front door of the shop is more or less legal while the back door is illegal, so the shop owners and producers of cannabis risk arrest at any time. Until the rules change, the judges refuse to take any kind of punitive measures against unlucky growers and owners.

Oct 23 07:05

Canada Shooter Media Hoax: FOX News says ‘It’s Terrorism, It’s ISIS’

Bizarrely, dozens of various Canadian armed police could be seen all Wednesday during US news coverage, running in various directions, drawing weapons, etc. A number of armed officers outside the building could be seen laughing and joking even as they drew their weapons. Others appeared to be posing for the news crew cameras. In one shot, two officers pointed their guns in unison up at the building across the street – then taking cover behind a police vehicle – while the officer behind them is casually leaning up against a wall. These scenes could be an indicator that the Ottawa shooting was staged and part of a major terror drill gone live – apparently.

Oct 23 07:04

Syria destroys two warplanes used by ISIS to train fighter pilots for terrorist 'air force'

The Syrian Air Force has destroyed two fighter jets belonging to the Islamic State just days after observers claimed to have witnessed the terror group training fighters to use them.

Monitoring groups in the war-ravaged country last week claimed to have seen the fanatics flying three captured warplanes over short distances from an airbase in Aleppo - understood to be the first time ISIS has taken to the sky.

This morning Syria's Information Minister Omran Zoabi told state news agency SANA that the air force had already destroyed two of the planes and is continuing to search for the third jet.

Oct 23 07:02

Central Banker Admits Central Bank Policy Leads To Wealth Inequality

Six years after QE started, and just about the time when we for the first time said that the primary consequence of QE would be unprecedented wealth and class inequality (in addition to fiat collapse, even if that particular bridge has not yet been crossed), even the central banks themselves - the very institutions that unleashed QE - are now admitting that the record wealth disparity in the world - surpassing that of the Great Depression and even pre-French revolution France - is caused by "monetary policy", i.e., QE.

Oct 23 07:00

It’s Not Just Spying – How The NSA Has Turned Into A Giant Profit Center For Corrupt Insiders

Last week, two very important stories came out; one from Reuters and the other from Buzzfeed. They both zero in on how current NSA employees are using their expertise and connections to make big money in the private sector while still working at the NSA. Let’s start with the Reuters story, which covers former NSA-head Keith Alexander’s business relationship with the NSA’s current Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd.

Before we get into the meat of this story, I want to set the stage with a little background. In case you forgot, Keith Alexander launched his own cyber-security firm, IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., earlier this year.

Oct 23 06:59

South Miami passes resolution calling for 51st state

The city of South Miami passed a resolution earlier this month in favor of splitting the state in half.

Vice Mayor Walter Harris, who drafted the resolution, claims Tallahassee isn't providing South Florida with proper representation.

"Tallahassee doesn't really, I'm sorry to say, care too much about South Florida," Harris said during the city's commission meeting.

Mayor Philip K. Stoddard agreed.

"South Florida would be better off making its own rules," Stoddard told Local 10 News on Wednesday.

Oct 23 06:58

Dallas nurse’s dog tests negative for Ebola

Earlier this month, Pham received a blood transfusion from Kent Brantly, the first American to return to the U.S. from Liberia to be treated for Ebola. Brantly also supplied a blood transfusion to 29-year-old Amber Vinson, a second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola. Vinson is receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting that the dog gets the headline when the real news is that the Ebola patients are being treated with blood transfusions ... which tells us the experimental drugs are not working.

Oct 23 06:56

Tear gas, rubber bullets in Lille, France, as Everton fans clash with police

French police have used tear gas and rubber bullets against rioting English soccer fans who arrived in the country to support Liverpool side Everton in a Europa League match against Lille, local media report.

The clashes erupted at the Grand Place square in center of the city of Lille, Northern France. Everton Football Club has advised its fans to avoid the square where the unrest is taking place.

Oct 23 06:56

Cashing out: ‘Electronic payments taking over, banks to abandon paper money soon’

More and more countries are using electronic payments instead of physical as they’re much cheaper, easily traceable and help to combat terrorism financing, money laundering, tax evasion and the black market, economist Konstantin Gurdgiev told RT.

Denmark’s Central Bank Nationalbanken plans to stop printing banknotes and minting coins by the end of 2016. It claims that people increasingly prefer to use credit cards and electronic money in transactions rather than cash.

Oct 23 06:55

Fed Up With DOJ Misconduct, Fraud and False Evidence – Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California.

In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new evidence and disclosures are being taken seriously by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California—as they should be. In a shocking action, Judge Morrison C. England Jr. ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the Eastern District of California.

Oct 23 06:54

Langley Airmen back home after supporting humanitarian relief operations in Ebola-stricken African nations

Joint Base Langley, Eustis, Va. – Airmen from the 63rd Medical Group received a warm welcome home today after they returned from supporting humanitarian relief operations in Ebola-stricken African nations on Monday.

The Airmen set up an Expeditionary Medical Support System and trained workers on how to actually use the equipment in a 25-bed deployable hospital facility.

None of the Airmen worked with anyone who was infected with Ebola while they were deployed. They were segregated from the general population officials say.

When the Airmen arrived back at Langley, medical staff evaluated them. They have now been allowed to return home with their families.

Oct 23 06:45

Gilad Atzmon On Cognitive Partitioning (NYC Sep 29 2014)

Acclaimed Israeli saxophonist Gilad Atzmon, author of The Wandering Who? -A Study of Jewish Identity Politics, offers a theory of cognitive ability distribution to explain Zionism, Jewishness, anti-semitism, and identity politics generally. September 29, 2014 video by Joe Friendly

Oct 23 06:44

Homeland Security raids Kansas City boutique over Royals panties: report

A lingerie shop owner in Kansas City says her store was raided by Homeland Security agents Monday morning over a few dozen pair of panties she made in honor of her hometown baseball team.

Oct 23 06:43

Climate change PROVED to be 'nothing but a lie', claims top meteorologist

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible.

Instead, what 'little evidence' there is for rising global temperatures points to a 'natural phenomenon' within a developing eco-system.

In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: "The ocean is not rising significantly.

"The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.

"Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).

"I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid."

Oct 23 06:43

Homeless family have been living in their car with cats, dog and a cockatiel for three months since bank repossessed their house

A homeless family say they have been forced to live in their car with their pet dog, cats and cockatiel for three months after their home was repossessed.

Deborah Talbot, 41, has been living in the disabled people carrier with her taxi driver partner Glyn Jones, 60, their 23-year-old daughter Rachel and their four pets since July because they say they have nowhere else to go.

Their home in Newport, south Wales was repossesed by the bank after Ms Talbot lost her full-time job working in a supermarket.

Now she says she has had little luck so far in finding accommodation and have been forced to live in the car as they have no friends or family able to take them in.

Oct 23 06:42

Michael Snyder - Deflation then Inflation Through the Roof

What do you look out for as a warning sign of the next calamity? Michael Snyder of TheEconomicCollapseblog.com says, “When there is a financial crisis, all of a sudden, banks don’t want to lend. They don’t want to lend to each other, and they don’t want to lend to anyone else. Credit freezes up, and our financial system is based on debt and the flow of money from the banks lending it to the rest of us. I believe we will have a brief period of deflation before the response by the Federal Reserve and the federal government, where we are going to then have tremendous inflation through the roof.”

Oct 23 06:41

During President Barack Obama’s speech at a Maryland Democratic campaign rally Sunday, crowd members departed while he spoke — an action that “underscored his continuing unpopularity,”

espite the fact that Democratic candidates have by and large avoided appearing with Obama on the trail, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown — who’s running for governor — was not one of them, Reuters added.

But as Obama spoke at the rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington, a “steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium,” Reuters noted, adding that a heckler also interrupted him.

Oct 23 06:40

Cashing In On Ebola As Virus Becomes Brand Name

World Health Organization says it hopes to test two new Ebola vaccines in West Africa by January. They will be given to twenty thousand front line health care workers to begin with. And while the epidemic could be a lucrative market for drug companies others are already cashing in. Gayane Chichakyan investigates.

Oct 23 06:40

Tesco bosses admit £263million black hole in accounts worse than previously thought because store has been overstating profits for years

Tesco is in crisis today after it revealed half-year profits have slumped by 91.9 per cent and its £263million accounting scandal was even worse than predicted because it may have been going on for years.

Chairman Sir Richard Broadbent quit this morning after the most disastrous six months in the supermarket's 95-year history.

Britain's biggest retailer said its pre-tax profits in the six months to August have plunged 91.9 per cent to £112million, compared to £1.3billion a year earlier.

Oct 23 06:36

The forgotten coup - How America and Britain crushed the government of their 'ally', Australia

Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognized, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow.

But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him.

Australia briefly became an independent state during the Whitlam years, 1972-75. An American commentator wrote that no country had “reversed its posture in international affairs so totally without going through a domestic revolution”.

Whitlam ended his nation’s colonial servility. He abolished Royal patronage, moved Australia towards the Non-Aligned Movement, supported “zones of peace” and opposed nuclear weapons testing.

Oct 23 06:30

Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease?...

Oct 23 06:30

Fluoridated water calcifies your arteries: study

(NaturalNews) A major promoter of heart disease in the U.S. today could be a chemical that the government has been intentionally dumping into the water supply for decades on the premise that it prevents tooth decay. Fluoride, according to a new study published in the journal Toxicology, shows demonstrated cardiotoxic effects, which include the calcification and hardening of arteries.

Oct 23 06:16

Russia to introduce new tariffs on natural gas for Turkey

Suffering from a wide range of economic sanctions imposed by Western countries, Russia is expected to introduce new tariffs on natural gas exports to Turkey through the Blue Stream pipeline in order to strengthen its economy, a development which may put an obstacle before the demand that Russia reduce its gas prices for Turkey.

A recent draft making some amendments to the taxation of several products was passed in Russia's State Duma (lower house of parliament) on Wednesday. The draft, should it pass in the Federation Council (upper house of parliament), will enforce tariffs on natural gas exported by Russia's state-owned gas company, Gazprom, to Turkey via the Blue Stream pipeline. Russia does not currently exercise any export duty on gas transported to Turkey via this pipeline.

Oct 23 06:13

Report: A mind-boggling number of VA employees are paid not to work

A new report from the Government Accountability Office is offering fresh insight as to why queues at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) have been so notoriously backed up in recent years. The GAO reports that the average VA employee took 54 days off for paid administrative leave during fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013, cumulatively and excluding federal holidays. One VA employee was paid not to work for 682 days during that period.

In the meantime, reports suggest that over 1,000 veterans might have died due to extended wait times and lack of care in VA offices across the country.

Oct 23 06:04

New Terror Narrative Emerging: ISIS Supports American Resistance

gee whiz, everything IS does always supports whatever the Western powers wants to do anyway and is always perfectly coordinated! What a coincidence!

Oct 23 05:52

How the US Supports the Islamic State (ISIS): One “Accidental Airdrop” vs Billions in Covert Military Aid

snip: While the US claims it has “accidentally” allowed weapons to fall into the hands of ISIS terrorists, in reality, the US has been arming, funding, and aiding ISIS and its terrorist affiliates either directly or through Saudi, Qatari, Jordanian, or Turkish proxies since at least 2011.

Oct 23 05:47

Canadian Terror Wave: a Modern-Day Gladio

snips" With both suspects having been on both US and Canadian watch lists – it is very likely undercover agents were involved in either one or both cases. While many possibilities exist, Western security agencies should be among the first suspects considered as potential collaborators.

A Modern-Day Operation Gladio - Inducing Fear, Obedience, and Control

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With the West attempting to claim ISIS now has a “global” reach, the US and its partners’ attempts to obfuscate the very obvious state-sponsorship it is receiving will become exponentially more difficult. That the FBI is admittedly stringing along easily manipulated, malevolent patsies who at any time could be handed real weapons and sent on shooting sprees and/or bombings – and now apparently have been – Americans, Canadians, Europeans, and Australians would be foolish to conclude that their real enemy resides somewhere in Syria and not right beside them at home, upon the very seats of Western power.

Oct 23 05:46

CryptoWall Ransomware: Millions Exposed to Cybercrime Threat via Yahoo, Match.com, AOL and Other Websites

A sophisticated cyber-crime campaign is leaving millions of people vulnerable to having malware installed on their computers simply by visiting high profile websites such as Yahoo, Match.com, and AOL.

The campaign is using the fast-growing method of 'malvertising' to spread a pernicious form of malware called ransomware - in this case CryptoWall 2.0 - which encrypts all the files on the hard drive of a victim's computer, and if the victim doesn't pay a ransom by deadline, those files are lost forever.

Research by security company Proofpoint indicates that up to 3 million people would have been exposed to the malvertisments since the campaign was first detected on 18 September, 2014.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: And of course, the mighty NSA cannot find these criminals.

Oct 23 05:42

Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

it's remarkable how often the western governments react to relatively minor tragedies to strip the rights and properties from their own people. it's also remarkable how the timing is always perfect for supporting the pro-war propaganda.

Gerald Celente also said it was most likely a false-flag.
Stefan Molyneux said it was a way to drag Canada into more wars at the US' side since Canadians also are war-weary.

Oct 23 05:40

'There is NO climate crisis': Man-made global warming is a lie and not backed up by science, claims leading meteorologist

Climate change has been proven to be a lie, according to a leading meteorologist.

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, claims that the belief humans are causing climate change is not backed up by science.

In an open letter attacking the UN, the 80-year-old from San Diego, said that what 'little evidence' there is for global warming points to natural cycles in temperature.

'There is no climate crisis,' he wrote. 'The ocean is not rising significantly. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar bears are increasing in number.

Oct 23 05:13

EDITORIAL: Federal court secrecy goes too far

"..The entire ordeal was reported Sunday by the Review-Journal’s Jeff German. After more than a decade of investigation, federal agents in December raided the home of Glen Cobb and seized $2.7 million from two safes. The government also took $10.5 million from the investment and bank accounts of Mr. Cobb, his stepdaughter and his 82-year-old parents, even though search warrants authorized by U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach allowed agents to take just $4 million.

When the family’s lawyers demanded the assets be returned, the government sought civil forfeiture under “super seal.” Widely abused forfeiture laws allow governments to keep assets they believe were obtained through criminal means, even if no criminal charges are ever filed. And under “super seal,” cases and their documents are stored in a court vault, not loaded into a digital case management system. The Cobbs themselves couldn’t even review the case against them.."

Oct 23 04:59

Israeli Settlers Burn 100 Olive Trees near Nablus, Multiple Abductions in Gaza, West Bank

WAFA correspondence reports that a number of settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of ‘Yitzhar’ set fire to around 100 olive trees belonging to the Khamoos and Salim families, said Douglas, who is in charge of the settlements file at the Palestinian Authority, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Confrontations reportedly erupted between settlers and land owners who were harvesting their olive trees at the time; no injuries were reported.

Settlers target Palestinians each year during the olive harvesting season, either by destroying their cops, attacking farmers or by preventing them from accessing their land.

Such attacks are aimed at further disenfranchising and disposessing Palestinians from their land, in order to make way for increasing illegal settlement expansion.

Oct 23 04:50

Israeli soldiers filmed 'blindfolding and detaining disabled 11-year-old Palestinian boy accused of throwing stones'

Video footage has emerged of Israeli soldiers detaining a disabled 11-year-old Palestinian boy, who had been accused of throwing stones.

In the video the boy can be seen to be pushed up against the rear end of a jeep before his hands are tied behind his back.

He is then blindfolded and placed into the back of the vehicle by the two soldiers.

The footage, filmed in the Palestinian city of Hebron, was this week published online by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem.

Oct 23 04:39

Ineligible DACA Beneficiaries Discovered on NC Voting Rolls

"..Nearly 10,000 names on the rolls are tagged by the DMV as "legally present," according to elections and transportation officials. But that doesn’t mean that all 10,000 are ineligible to vote at this time. These are license holders who were not U.S. citizens when they got a license. They may have been green-card holders, foreign workers or foreign students, for example.

Most have become U.S. citizens since getting a license, according to an estimate by elections officials based on a sample of the overall list.."

Oct 23 04:15

Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?

The US prefers to talk about engaging with China, but it is clear its navy is now also practising for a potential conflict, reports the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.

Oct 23 04:11

Voting officials scoff at a recount, so citizen groups take action

LAS VEGAS — Your next representative in Congress could end up being, well, somebody like Mike Monroe, if something isn’t done about the electoral system, critics say. Fed up with voting machine discrepancies, some folks are taking matters into their own hands and are organizing grassroots efforts to reduce voter fraud and electoral errors.

Citizen Task Force for Voting Rights is trying to tackle the vulnerabilities by alerting and educating voters to call in any irregularities with voting machines and election systems to their election fraud hotline. Retired Air Force Col. Robert E. Frank, chairman and founding member of CTFVR, said he wants to make voters more aware of the system’s glitches and inspire them to demand independent audits.

Oct 23 04:10

Shlomo Sand: ‘I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew’

At this point in my own life, in the early 21st century, I feel in turn a moral obligation to break definitively with tribal Judeocentrism. I am today fully conscious of having never been a genuinely secular Jew, understanding that such an imaginary characteristic lacks any specific basis or cultural perspective, and that its existence is based on a hollow and ethnocentric view of the world.

October 22, 2014

Oct 22 22:07

Ottawa gunman ‘identified’ as recent Muslim convert, high-risk traveler

While the name of the Ottawa gunman is yet to be announced, a number of officials told numerous media that the shooter is believed to be Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent Muslim convert, allegedly designated as a high-risk traveler.

Oct 22 22:04

Syria shoots down army jets operated by ISIL

The Syrian government has admitted that the ISIL Takfiri militants have conducted flights by three captured planes belonging to the Syrian army.

Oct 22 21:31

Another Death Knell For The Middle Class

Oct 22 21:06

Discord in Newtown?

At their January 7 meeting, Police Commission members accepted the retirement of sergeants Darlene Froehlich and John Cole. In her letter of resignation, Sgt Froehlich cited a “cruel work environment” and “hatred” within the department as prompting her decision to retire.

Oct 22 21:03

Video: Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel’s recent assault.

Oct 22 20:56

CIA Officers Allegedly Impersonated Senate Staffers to Obtain Documents

“If people knew the details of what they actually did to hack into the Senate computers to go search for the torture document, jaws would drop,”

Oct 22 20:10

Democracy is Dead - Pretend no more!

Our journey to Corporatocracy!

The word "democracy" is kicked around like a discarded rag doll these days. So faded and worn, the concept has gradually twisted into an almost unrecognisable parody without shape or form. Basically, the term has become a "catch-all" phrase indicating--not the other forms of governance, while avoiding what itself has become.

To understand what "democracy" has become we need to look at what "democracy" was supposed to be.

Democracy; government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

Oct 22 19:00

Hackers Roamed Around JPMorgan Chase's Financial Records for 2 Months

Earlier this month, approximate 76 million households—or roughly half of the households in America—were unhappy to hear their JPMorgan Chase accounts had been compromised. Those 76 million households will be equally unhappy to learn that the hackers who broke in were wandering around the bank's servers for two months. Two whole months!

Oct 22 18:58

Hungary wants to tax internet data transfers

Late on Tuesday, the Hungarian government proposed a controversial way of dealing with a national budget deficit: taxing internet service providers for data transfers sent over the web. Under the new tax provisions, providers would pay 150 forints — the equivalent of about 62 cents — for every gigabyte of information transferred, a cost that could quickly add up.

Bend over and spread 'em!

Oct 22 18:54

Apple Pay Glitch Causes Bank of America Customers to Be Charged Twice for Purchases

With Apple Pay positioned as a brand new service that requires banks, credit card companies, and vendors to all work together, it seems that some glitches in the system are inevitable.

Some Bank of America customers have been running into a serious problem when using Apple Pay to make purchases, with two charges showing up on their credit card statements. A CNN report from this morning first suggested that multiple Bank of America customers had been double charged, which Bloomberg later confirmed. Hundreds of customers are said to be affected.

Oct 22 18:53

Watch That Windows Update: FTDI Drivers Are Killing Fake Chips

The FTDI FT232 chip is found in thousands of electronic baubles, from Arduinos to test equipment, and more than a few bits of consumer electronics. It’s a simple chip, converting USB to a serial port, but very useful and probably one of the most cloned pieces of silicon on Earth. Thanks to a recent Windows update, all those fake FTDI chips are at risk of being bricked. This isn’t a case where fake FTDI chips won’t work if plugged into a machine running the newest FTDI driver; the latest driver bricks the fake chips, rendering them inoperable with any computer.

Oct 22 18:31

850 NYC voters over 164-years-old

A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials to review their files — where they turned up another 849 New Yorkers who were supposedly alive when Abe Lincoln was president.

Oct 22 18:18

Monsanto Panics: Drops Another $3.5 Million to Defeat GMO Labeling in Oregon and Colorado

The ballots are out and voting has begun. Monsanto is panicking, and so are their biotech and GMO manufacturing friends. So much so that they just dropped a staggering $2.5 million in addition to what they’ve already spent to defeat GMO labeling in Oregon – bringing the total to $4.5 million in just one state.

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