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"Every child in America who enters school with an allegiance toward our elected officials, toward our founding fathers, toward our institutions, toward the preservation of this form of government ... all of this proves the children are sick, because the truly well individual is one who has rejected all of those things and is what I would call the true international child of the future." -- Chester M. Pierce, professor at Harvard University, quoted in Educating For The New World Order

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August 14, 2014

Aug 14 06:28

Airstrikes Can Only Do So Much to Combat ISIS

Bombing is most effective when coordinated and informed by competent, well-trained forces on the ground. Air power is an enabler that must be synchronized with other operational assets and intelligence sources to achieve maximum strategic effect; bombing is a potential means to an end but it’s not an end in itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here comes the sales pitch to send your kids back into Iraq for a third time.

Meanwhile, FOX News claims they have a poll showing a majority of Americans approve the current bombing campaign in Iraq. Let's check that out.

Aug 14 06:27

Do you approve of the current bombing of Iraq?

YES
5% (23 votes)
NO
95% (479 votes)
Total votes: 502
Aug 14 06:24

14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst

Did you know that a major event just happened in the financial markets that we have not seen since the financial crisis of 2008? If you rely on the mainstream media for your news, you probably didn’t even hear about it. Just prior to the last stock market crash, a massive amount of money was pulled out of junk bonds. Now it is happening again.

Aug 14 06:23

Tony Abbott adviser warns of threat of 'global cooling'

The Abbott government’s chief business adviser, Maurice Newman, has warned that Australia is ill prepared for global cooling owing to widespread “warming propaganda” in his latest critique of mainstream climate science.

Newman, who chairs the prime minister’s Business Advisory Council, said there is evidence that the world is set for a period of cooling, rather than warming, leading to significant geopolitical problems because of a lack of preparedness.


Aug 14 06:22

Two Spanish Anti-Fascists Go to Ukraine to Join Battle Against Ukraine’s Nazis

Angel Arribas Mateo from Cartagena, and Rafael Munoz Perez of Asturias, are fighting side-by-side with the [anti-Kiev-Government] militia, as they say, “against fascism.”

More on why these men have come to New Russia: as they told their story to the Spanish magazine El Mundo.

Aug 14 06:15

New, all-natural pesticide unveiled by scientists - and it won't kill the bees!

Good news on the honeybee front -- a team of scientists in the UK have created a biopesticide made from spider venom and plant protein that may provide hope for the endangered pollinators.

A study published in the research journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B [PDF] states that the experimental, nontoxic biopesticide Hv1a/GNA is "unlikely to cause detrimental effects on honeybees."

The insects were exposed to assorted levels of Hv1a/GNA for over a week and were only mildly affected. The substance did not have any measurable influence on the bees' calcium channels, which are associated with learning and memory -- an important factor because bees need to memorize routes to food and communicate it to the colony. And since developing honeybees were able to break down the substance during digestion, it did not have an impact on larvae.

Aug 14 06:12

Scientists discover how Ebola disables immune response

The Ebola virus disrupts the body's immune response to the infection, and figuring out how the VP24 protein promotes this disruption will suggest ways to defeat the virus.

Ebola virus carries a small tool that intercepts the cell's distress signals, and when this happens, it disables some of the most useful machinery that our bodies have for fighting Ebola. That leaves the body with only crude defences that are less effective at stopping the virus, and end up causing much of the damage that can eventually lead to death."

Aug 14 05:49

France continues to march against Israel despite bans

France continues to demonstrate against Israel’s latest war against the people of Gaza. Despite France’s rhetoric as a beacon of free speech and human rights, the government banned several anti-war marches last month. Thousands of protesters repeatedly defied the bans, refusing to remain silent in spite of mass arrests and police brutality.

Aug 14 05:47

US activists to block Israeli cargo in mass shutdown of West Coast ports

The Port of Oakland, California is one of the busiest shipping ports in the United States. On 16 August, it will also be a flashpoint of the growing global movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

A diverse coalition of groups is coming together to shut down the port and prevent the offloading of an Israeli vessel scheduled to dock Saturday morning. They are targeting Israel’s largest cargo shipping company, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Aug 14 05:45

Here’s the Real Problem with the Riots in St. Louis

On Saturday, August 9th, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., a city of about 21,000 people located right outside St. Louis.

Brown was unarmed, and following his death, many residents of Ferguson and the neighboring areas have rallied in the teen’s name, saying he was unjustly killed by police, as he was unarmed and cooperating. In fact, the friend he was with at the time went as far as saying Brown was “shot like an animal” after an officer approached them for no reason.


Aug 14 05:15

Obama: Netanyahu “Too Strong” to Make Peace

In order for peace to ever occur between Israel and the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs to be weakened, United States President Barack Obama asserted.

In an interview with the New York Times’ Thomas L. Friedman, the president said that Netanyahu was “too strong” and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas [Abu Mazen] was “too weak.”

According to Obama, in order for Netanyhau to come to the negotiating table and make concessions, the prime minister needs to feel more pressure from his cabinet and Israelis.

The president pointed to the fact that Netanyahu’s “poll numbers are a lot higher than mine,” which “were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza.”

Obama argued that “if he [Netanyahu] doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard to see him being able to make some very difficult compromises, including taking on the settler movement.”


Aug 14 05:02

Could tensions over Ukraine hit space?

But it's not just Nasa that relies on Russian space hardware; it's also critical for US security.

The Atlas V rockets that launch America's defence and intelligence satellites are powered by engines - called RD-180s - that are bought from Russia.

In essence, America needs Russian technology to spy on Russia.

And the supply line is looking increasingly vulnerable.

"This has become a national security concern that we do launch almost all of our reconnaissance satellites on this particular type of rocket," explains General Stephen Cheney, who runs the American Security Project, a Washington-based think-tank.

"We can't put up those satellites reliably by ourselves right now, so if Russia said 'we're not giving you any more', we would really have to scramble to find a replacement.

Aug 14 04:58

Wall Street's Shale 'Fraud' Exposed

U.S. energy independence, we're told, is at our fingertips thanks to the so-called “shale revolution”. Offsetting declines in conventional oil and gas production, shale gas and tight oil (shale oil) are being heralded as the means by which the U.S. will become energy independent – a net exporter of natural gas and once again the world’s largest oil producing nation. But two new reports by Post Carbon Institute and Energy Policy Forum show that the hype simply doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.


Aug 14 04:57

Job = Just Over Broke

If you are fortunate enough to have a job in America today, the phrase "just over broke" probably describes you. Yes, there are a handful of jobs that certainly pay very well, but most Americans that work for somebody else are just barely making it from month to month. More than half of all working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and more than half of all working Americans make less than $30,000 a year. Something has gone horribly wrong, and yet our leaders just keep telling us how wonderful our economy is.

Aug 14 04:53

Former Redflex CEO, Liaison, Chicago Official Indicted for Alleged Corruption

A former chief executive officer of Chicago’s first red light camera vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., and the company’s customer liaison with the city, were indicted today on federal corruption charges together with a retired city official who managed the red light camera program for nearly a decade, after he alone was charged initially in May.

Aug 14 04:49

Russia’s food embargo making EU squeal even louder

Austria is warning of catastrophic falling prices, and the Netherlands is saying losses could be triple initial estimates. A third of Lithuanian milk producers say they are facing problems.

The wholesale price of a kilogram of fruit or vegetables could halve due to excess supply, the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten cites Rupert Gsols, a federal coordinator of the Austrian Union of Market Gardeners.

There is a bumper crop of European apples in 2014; around 12 million tons against the normal 10-11 million tons. About 370,000 tons are harvested in Poland.

The economic damage to the Netherlands from the Russian boycott could be triple the original estimate and reach €1.5 billion, Dutch News cites Hans de Boer, the chief of VNO-NCW Dutch employers' organization.

Aug 14 04:47

US wanted Britain to build 2nd Guantanamo – report

Britain could have had its own Guantanamo Bay, according to classified documents detailing discussions between the US and Tony Blair’s government.

The prison, which could have been built in the British territory of Diego Garcia, would have hosted up to 500 detainees, and like the Cuban prison, would have been allowed to operate outside the normal parameters of international law.

The plans, detailed in documents seen by The Telegraph, were dismissed on the grounds that CIA and other intelligence agencies could have used the island to secretly fly terror suspects to “black site” prisons across the world.

Aug 14 04:46

American broadcasters see RT as major challenge, want to try to compete

The Ukraine crisis has shown that Russia has been strong in getting its message across to international audiences, a meeting of US international media chiefs concluded, outlining the need for Washington to create a Russian-language TV news channel.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a bipartisan agency that supervises government-sponsored media, targeting international audiences, met Wednesday to discuss the coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

That’s where a proposal for setting up a TV channel for the Russian-speaking audience was voiced. It was important to do so “under the circumstances of this kind of information battlefield in and around Russia and Ukraine,” according to a participant of the meeting.

Aug 14 04:43

Movement!

During a personal search for insight regarding the effectiveness of protesting, I made this short documentary for my final project before graduating from film school a few months ago, but I have not posted it here until now.

Is the tide returning?

~ CD


Aug 14 04:43

Putin: Russians need to engage, but have no confrontation with wider world

Russians must consolidate and develop their country, neither sliding into isolationism nor sacrificing their dignity for the sake of pleasing anyone, President Vladimir Putin declared.

“We have to develop our country with calm, dignity and efficiency, without barricading ourselves from the outer world or breaking ties with partners, but also without allowing anyone to treat us with disrespect,” he told Russian MPs in Yalta, Crimea.

He called on a consolidation of the people, “not for the sake of any wars or conflict,” but “for an industrious labor force for Russia and in Russia's name.”

Aug 14 04:40

Three Congressmen Are Using Red Tape to Bind SpaceX to Earth

Here’s the deal: SpaceX, as you may know, is making good on its promise to make access to space cheaper and more reliable. Their Falcon 9 rocket is putting payloads into orbit for less money than the big government contractors charge.

As one might expect, government officials who have such contractors in their own districts and states are unhappy with this. And apparently some are willing to smear SpaceX as retribution.

Three House members—Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)—have sent a memo to NASA demanding that the agency investigate what they call “an epidemic of anomalies” with SpaceX missions.

This is ridiculous for many reasons

Aug 14 04:37

Cisco cutting 8% of workforce, or 6,000 jobs, in restructuring plan

Cisco Systems delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday and posted a smaller-than-expected decline in sales during the quarter.

The technology company also said that it will cut some 6,000 jobs, or about 8 percent of its workforce.

August 13, 2014

Aug 13 22:45

Witness: Mike Brown was 'shot like an animal'

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A witness to the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has come forward to tell his side of Saturday's events.

Dorian Johnson was walking with Brown Saturday afternoon when the shooting happened. NewsChannel 5's Farrah Fazal was the only local reporter he spoke with.

You can watch the entire raw interview below this story.

Here are excerpts of Johnson's interview: "It was around 1:40, two o'clock. We were walking down the street, empty street. We were just walking down, minding our business. We're both headed home, and the officer's approaching us, and as he pulled up on the side of us, he didn't say 'freeze,' 'halt,' or nothing like we were committing a crime. He said, 'Get the f*** on the sidewalk!' I told the officer we were not but a minute away from the destination."

"He never once attempted to grab for this officer's weapon."

Aug 13 22:42

Michael Brown had no criminal background

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – An 18-year-old shot and killed near a Ferguson apartment complex Saturday afternoon had no criminal record, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

Aug 13 22:36

FBI warns New Black Panther leader in Ferguson inciting violence

I smell COINTELPRO! PHEWEE!

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The FBI is concerned members of the New Black Panther Party are in Ferguson and advocating violence against police.

According to an alert from the St. Louis Division of the FBI the National Chief of Staff of the New Black Panther Party is in Ferguson.

Aug 13 22:29

Unrest simmers after crowds clear from West Florissant Avenue

French arrested

St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French was among about 10 people arrested Wednesday night.
Meghan Flannery, the director of elementary programs for North Campus, a non-profit operated by French, confirmed the arrest.
"We got a phone call from his wife saying he'd been detained," said Flannery.
French is being held at the Ferguson Police Department. No word on charges.
--Paul Hampel, 11:50 p.m.
Reporters arrested in McDonald's

Wesley Lowery, a reporter with the Washington Post, was arrested Wednesday evening along with Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post, Lowery relayed on Twitter.
He wrote that police came into the McDonald's on West Florissant Road where the two were working, and tried "to kick everyone out.”
“Officers decided we weren't leaving McDonalds quickly enough, shouldn't have been taping them,” he tweeted.
“Officers slammed me into a fountain soda machine because I was confused about which door they were asking me to walk out of,” he wrote.

Aug 13 21:58

Ferguson Riot Police Wound Reporter In Attack on Protestors

In Ferguson, Missouri, Infowars reporter Joe Biggs was shot in the kidneys Wednesday night by St. Louis Co. Police using flash bangs and rubber bullets during protests over the police shooting of an unarmed teenager four days ago.

Additionally, the police were reportedly hunting down journalists amongst the demonstrators after arresting two prior to the assault.

Aug 13 21:41

Mike Brown Killed By Protected Ferguson Police Employee

Mike Brown was shot multiple times in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday.

He died – his body left in the street for hours.

He was unarmed.

The aggressor has been protected by those at the Ferguson Police Outfit.

The aggressor wears the badge of the Ferguson Police Outfit.

It is individuals who act, and thus, individuals who are responsible for their actions.

It is the victim or those closest – not friends of the killer, or those who work for another coercive monopoly – who know best what would make someone whole.

The police state thrives on perceived legitimacy. Would you say its actors are deserving?

Aug 13 21:15

BOYCOTT ISRAEL PRODUCTS

Sodastream shows that bar codes starting with 871 can also be from israel in addition to 729. [ts]

Aug 13 20:48

Benjamin Netanyahu Will Not Cooperate With U.N. War Crimes Investigation

In a video posted on his official Facebook page, Netanyahu criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council for failing to investigate Hamas’ attacks against Israeli civilians and its use of the people of Gaza as “human shields,” as well as the “massacre” of Syrian civilians and atrocities committed by Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

Aug 13 19:41

Making Murder "Reasonable": How the Ferguson PD Will Whitewash the Killing of Michael E. Brown

Neither of the young men was doing anything suspicious to justify a police “contact,” so the officer synthesized one out of the ether: According to Johnson, as the cop drove by he bellowed at the pedestrians to “get the f**k on the sidewalk.”

Johnson, displaying immeasurably more civility than the armed functionary supposedly there to protect and serve him, politely explained that he was only a few hundred feet from his home. He recalls that the officer took offense, slammed on his brakes, threw his vehicle into reverse — nearly hitting the pedestrians -- and growled, “What’d you say?”

According to Johnson’s account, the cop began to exit his vehicle, but his door slammed into Brown. At roughly the same time, the uniformed assailant grabbed the terrified 18-year-old by his neck.

Aug 13 19:27

A group of North Korean defectors held by China on the Laos border is released to South Korea rather than repatriated in sign of a Chinese policy change

A group of North Koreans defectors has been detained on the Chinese border with Laos in the latest crackdown by authorities who repatriate North Koreans found illegally in China.

Aug 13 19:27

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country who are ticketed for minor offenses are sentenced to probation managed by private companies, according to Human Rights Watch. In Alabama, it’s become a vicious cycle of fines

JCS collects fines for violations like drunk driving, speeding or driving without a license, all at no cost to taxpayers. The Atlanta-based company charged Mann an additional monthly fee of $35 and also dug up old fines that Mann owed from past offenses dating back to the 1990s, including disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Aug 13 18:41

The mammoth global “free trade” agreement you’ve never heard of

'It is astounding that at a time when we are still reeling from the devastating consequences of reckless financial deregulation, our governments are negotiating further deregulation of the financial sector, solely in the interests of large financial corporations.'

Here's what we know: Fifty countries, including the United States, the EU nations, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey, have been in TISA talks since 2012. The resulting agreement will set the terms for almost 70 percent of global trade in “services”: everything from banking and construction to telecom and tourism.

The public got its first glimpse of the treaty on June 19, when WikiLeaks published a draft of the agreement's chapter on financial services. It wasn't pretty.

READ FULL ARTICLE: http://inthesetimes.com/article/17065/tisa_tpp_and_ttip

Aug 13 18:39

Huffington Post Reporter Arrested In Ferguson

Ryan Reilly describes Ferguson arrest to MSNBC

Aug 13 18:27

Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage?

Ellen Brown
Activist Post

Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. Better yet would be a sustainable global monetary scheme that avoids the need for sovereign bankruptcy.

Argentina was the richest country in Latin America before decades of neoliberal and IMF-imposed economic policies drowned it in debt. A severe crisis in 2001 plunged it into the largest sovereign debt default in history. In 2005, it renegotiated its debt with most of its creditors at a 70% “haircut.” But the opportunist “vulture funds,” which had bought Argentine debt at distressed prices, held out for 100 cents on the dollar...

Aug 13 18:25

ISIS, Israel and US duplicity

The US government claims it has launched several air strikes against ISIS, these are the same ISIS militants that the US and its client states are supporting in Syria; the same breed and stock of militants they let loose like wild dogs to lynch Gaddafi and wreak havoc in Libya.

Aug 13 18:24

A Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where He Should Hide His Roommate

A man accused of killing his roommate in Gainesville, Fla.,told the Siri application on his iPhone that he needed “to hide my roommate” on the day the two men were last seen together.

Aug 13 18:23

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office unconstitutionally seizes property without a hearing and sells it without due process, to raise millions of dollars to pay its employee's salaries, a class action claims in Federal Court.

Lead plaintiff Christos Sourovelis claims Philadelphia abuses the process of civil asset forfeiture, in which property used in a crime is charged with the crime and seized.

Aug 13 18:21

Financial meltdown threatened by bankruptcy of any Wall Street bank

The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in conjunction with the Federal Reserve, announced last week that the major banks had failed to demonstrate that their bankruptcy would not precipitate an all-out financial crisis.

Aug 13 17:45

Israeli Diplomat Seen With Zionist Shop Defenders

Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs adviser Ishmael Khaldi was recognised by an activist who had seen a video of him in Edinburgh, where students chased him from Edinburgh University campus, at which he had been due to speak.

Aug 13 17:44

Live Video Feed: protest in Ferguson, MO

BREAKING: Police are calling people to disperse.SHOOTING TEAR GAS - Rubber Bullets in Ferguson,

Aug 13 17:16

Anonymous Releases Police Audio From Day Of Mike Brown Murder

The hackers' group "Anonymous" has released the full audio recordings of the St.Lousi Police Despatch from the night of Mike Brown's murder.

These files compiled in this video contains audio of St. Louis police dispatch from the date of August 9th 2014, the day Mike Brown was murdered by a Ferguson PD officer.

We have released these tapes to the public so as they are able to get a sense of the atmosphere the moments before and the hours after Mike Brown was shot.

These raw audio files have been compiled and long quiet moments have been cut down. Time stamps are available within the video.

Aug 13 17:12

HSBC cancels account of carpet shop after after it purchases 3 carpets from Iranian businessman

(and it didn't help that the name of the carpet shop was Persian Carpet Studio)

After writing to his MP, Tim Yeo, he received a letter from the Treasury which confirmed the shop was 'perfectly in order to sell Persian carpets'.

He added: 'It said we never ever tried to send any money to Iran. We are not breaking any sanctions. The business was perfectly legitimate.'

He has accused the bank of being frightened of a US treasury department who are handing fines to banks linked to sanction- breaking or money laundering activities.

He went on: 'All our banks are so frightened of what the US Treasury department is doing to them, that they are running around like headless chickens and closing down anything to do with Iranian connections.

'Our Government is not doing anything to protect our banking industry. I think the US Treasury is trying to decimate the UK banking industry for their own gain.'

Aug 13 17:01

Live: Ferguson, Mo protest on W Florissant:

LIVE

Aug 13 16:47

The Greenhouse propaganda—How Gazan history is being rewritten to dehumanize Palestinians

In mid-December, the greenhouses made their first export of 8 tons of peppers. Speaking to the Associated Press about the success of the project, Jabir said, “It makes us proud. This land was a symbol of occupation and many people were doubting our ability to rehabilitate [it], but now we have proven that we, as Palestinians, are able to manage our lives, to farm our land and to do our own business.”

That hope and pride soon turned to despair. According to Jabir, in order for the project to be successful, it would require moving at least 25 truckloads of produce a day through the Karni crossing. On rare days when the Karni crossing was functioning smoothly he was only able to move 3 truckloads. A crossing that was supposed to be open 24/7, per an international agreement to which Israel was party, was only open sporadically and unpredictably. Israel cited security concerns. The Palestine Economic Development Corporation and its Israeli distribution partner Adafresh were losing hundreds of thousands of dollars every week.

Aug 13 16:14

Bad Idea: California Legislature Passes Bill To Mandate Mobile Phone Kill Switches

The reasoning behind this bill seems sound: a kill switch makes stealing phones less valuable, thereby decreasing phone theft. But, the mandate is dangerous for a number of reasons. If individuals want to use a kill switch there are plenty of third party apps they can get to do that themselves. But much scarier is how such kill switches will undoubtedly be abused. Having a single technology that can brick a ton of phones will be a very tempting target for hackers. And, it will probably be even more tempting for law enforcement for a variety of reasons. Someone videotaped the police doing something bad? Instead of having to go confiscate the phone, why not just brick it from afar? This seems like yet another bill pushed with good intentions that risks some very dangerous consequences.

Aug 13 16:13

War Crimes: Is Obama Looking for a Bailout?

On Aug. 1, President Barack Obama stated in an oddly casual manner that “we tortured some folks.” As Obama is well aware, torture is a violation of international law. It is prohibited by the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 8 June 1977, the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Torture Convention), and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), all of which have been signed and ratified by the United States.

Aug 13 15:32

Netanyahu orders IDF response to rocket attack from Gaza

Several rockets hit Israeli territory just before Hamas announced it was accepting Egypt’s offer to extend a ceasefire with Israel for another five days. Israeli PM has ordered the IDF to respond to the attack with reports of renewed bombing of Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That was the shortest 5 day cease fire in history!

Aug 13 15:16

Flashback: Two Israelis arrested with bombs in the Mexican Congress

"We believe that the two Zionists terrorist were going to blow up the Mexican Congress. The second phase was to mobilize both the Mexican and US press to blame Osama bin Laden. Most likely then Mexico would declare war on Afghanistan as well, commit troops and all the oil it could spare to combat Islamic terrorism."

Aug 13 15:05

Turkey eyes long-term trade ties with Russia

Turkey is seeking to engage in a long-term trade alliance with Russia after Moscow’s ban on imported Western foods, Turkish Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker has said.

Saying Turkey has emerged as an alternative to procure banned food products, the minister announced a Russian delegation arrived yesterday in Ankara to hold talks with Turkish authorities to discuss potential trade deals.

Aug 13 15:04

Censorship in Hollywood: Celebrities Being Blacklisted by Pro-Israeli Media?

Spain’s most notable actors, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz may be soon unemployed, well at least in Hollywood. The Guardian reported that the

“The couple were among 100 film professionals to sign the open Spanish letter calling on the European Union to end Israel’s military operation in Gaza, along with director Pedro Almodovar in July.”

Aug 13 14:54

Britain has "historic responsibility" to defeat Islamic State, says Kurds' security chief

Masrour Barzani called on the West to make a “decision to eliminate Islamic State for good” because the Kurds’ Peshmerga fighters lacked modern weapons to counter the extremists’ captured tanks and armoured vehicles

Aug 13 14:51

Today in the Surveillance State: The Ghost of Seattle's Wireless Mesh Network Briefly Returns

Yesterday, the Seattle Times reported on civil-liberties advocates who noticed that part of the wireless mesh network was still up and running—and registering on their cell phones during a protest against a new youth jail. The SPD said it was an accident, claiming that "the 'rogue node' had been inadvertently activated when a contractor restored power to the pole."

Aug 13 14:50

Flashback: German Firm Probes Final World Trade Center Deals

German computer experts are working round the clock to unlock the truth behind an unexplained surge in financial transactions made just before two hijacked planes crashed into New York's World Trade Center Sept. 11.

Were criminals responsible for the sharp rise in credit card transactions that moved through some computer systems at the WTC shortly before the planes hit the twin towers?

Or was it coincidence that unusually large sums of money, perhaps more than $100 million, were rushed through the computers as the disaster unfolded?

...

"There is a suspicion that some people had advance knowledge of the approximate time of the plane crashes in order to move out amounts exceeding $100 million,'' Wagner said. "They thought that the records of their transactions could not be traced after the main frames were destroyed.''

Aug 13 14:48

Seattle Police Department "Forgets" To Turn Off Mesh Network

Much like other Wi-Fi hot spots, the nodes can collect and retain the identification of individual cellphone users and potentially track them as they move around the city.

The police quickly apologized and said the “rogue node” had been inadvertently activated when a contractor restored power to the pole. Department officials assured the public that it had quickly been turned off again.

Aug 13 14:31

A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flags

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients. The scientists presenting the work today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) say that out of nearly 200 commonly used compounds, there's very little known about the potential health risks of about one-third, and eight are toxic to mammals...

Aug 13 14:28

The CIA Activities and the Huge U.S. Military Offensive in Africa

The CIA’s activities in Africa go and in hand with the huge U.S. military offensive on the continent. The agency

“has maintained a continuing presence on the African continent into the 21st Century, engaging in various nefarious activities, including supporting foes of the Gadhafi government in Libya.”

Aug 13 14:04

Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza ceasefire

A rocket landed in southern Israel two hours before the end of a temporary cease-fire agreed between Hamas and Israeli authorities. However, despite the incident the sides have agreed to extend the ceasefire for another 5 days to continue negotiations.

Aug 13 14:03

White House Isn't Ruling Out Ground Troops to Save Iraqis

A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if recommended by military advisers assessing the situation.

Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Martha’s Vineyard that President Obama would probably receive recommendations in the next several days about how to mount a rescue operation to help the refugees, who are stranded on a mountaintop surrounded by Sunni militants. He said those recommendations could include the use of American ground troops.

Aug 13 13:58

BREAKING NEWS FOR #OperationCeasefire

Thousands of Reservists Deployed to Gaza, Others Told to Prepare

Aug 13 13:50

DHS Diverts Funds From the Coast Guard, TSA and FEMA Budgets to Fund Transporting Illegals Aliens Nationwide. Not Securing the Border

Cutting funding from the Coast Guard has me concerned since Obama wants to invite the third world here. If Coast Guard operations are cut back due to the lack of money. These operations might be cut back along the Florida coast where we might see Cuba and Haiti empty all the jails and sick on boat where the Coast Guard is unable to intervene. Under the wet feet and dry feet policy. Many of these people from the third world might step onto US soil with dry feet meaning if they make with the make shift raft to our shore out running the coast guard. they can stay here. If they have wet feet meaning they were interdicted by the coast guard in US Waters, they are deported. If the Coast Guard is unable to do their job because of millions of dollars diverted to fund moving illegal aliens deeper inside the US from Central America. Our shores are vulnerable.

Aug 13 13:32

In Midst of War, Israel Clamps Down on Internal Dissent

As a tenuous ceasefire takes hold, the besieged Gaza strip must contend with the path of death and destruction left by Israel's month-long military assault, including 1,939 Palestinian lives lost, 9,886 wounded, over 200,000 displaced, and more than 10,000 Palestinian housing units severely damaged or completely ruined.

Aug 13 13:30

Critic: Censored Report Shows UK Government has 'Something to Hide' About Fracking

Critics of fracking in the United Kingdom assailed the British government on Monday for their heavy-handed censorship of an internal government report on the impacts of the shale oil and gas drilling technique.

The draft government report, titled Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts, published by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (or Defra), has information redacted 62 times in just 13 pages.

Aug 13 13:20

Israeli Backlash Follows UN Appointment of Gaza War Crimes Commission

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday announced the appointment of experts to carry out an independent commission charged with investigating possible war crimes during the month-long assault on Gaza that has killed nearly 2,000 Palestinians and 67 Israelis.

On July 23 the Council adopted a resolution to launch the inquiry into possible violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws during the assault. The United States issued the sole vote against setting up the inquiry.

Aug 13 13:20

US wanted Britain to build 2nd Guantanamo – report

Britain could have had its own Guantanamo Bay, according to classified documents detailing discussions between the US and Tony Blair’s government.

The prison, which could have been built in the British territory of Diego Garcia, would have hosted up to 500 detainees, and like the Cuban prison, would have been allowed to operate outside the normal parameters of international law.

Aug 13 13:17

Sanctions against those on sickness benefit up 350 per cent in Government crackdown

Soaring numbers of sick or disabled people are being punished by having their benefits taken away in a Government crackdown that experts say is pushing the most vulnerable in society to destitution.

The use of sanctions against those on sickness benefits has gone up by 350 per cent in a year as part of an aggressive drive to push more people into work. Those with serious health conditions can have their benefits removed for up to three years because of minor mistakes, such as missing an appointment at the Job Centre or forgetting to attend skills training.

Lone parents are also having vital benefits withdrawn for months - and even years - for failing to jump through the relevant hoops to prove they are seeking work.

Aug 13 13:13

Obama's War on Iraq

For the third time since January 1991, America is at war with Iraq. It's ongoing lawlessly.

No nation may attack another except in self-defense. None may do so without Security Council authorization. None exists. Obama is a war criminal multiple times over.

Bombing Iraq adds another crime to his rap sheet. Reasons given don't wash. US involvement has nothing to do with humanitarian intervention or responsibility to protect.

Aug 13 13:10

Israel’s Military-Psychological Bulldozer - Destroying Palestinian Memory

In explaining Israel’s invasion of Gaza, much can be learned by combining the analysis of Marx and Freud, as did Herbert Marcuse in Eros and Civilization, on a related problem: the instinctual realm of profound layers of darkness, in which consciousness of evil on the oppressors’ part must be obliterated (for Marcuse, the repression of Thanatos as it continues to do its ugly work), in Israel’s case, its destruction of the Palestinian memory (memory as historical awareness, legitimation of group-existence, including pride and sense of place, claims to survival and growth) through mounting the disproportionate use of force, a species of overkill, metaphorically, the Israeli military-psychological bulldozer.

Aug 13 13:03

Snowden: Clapper comments pushed me to become leaker

Edward Snowden says dishonest comments to Congress by the US intelligence chief were the final straw that prompted him to flee the country and reveal a trove of national security documents.

In an interview with Wired magazine over several days in Moscow, Snowden said he had been long been troubled by the activities of the National Security Agency, which employed him as a contractor.

But it was only when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told lawmakers that the agency does "not wittingly" collect data on millions of American citizens that he was angry enough to act.

Aug 13 13:00

The Average American Has ‘Essentially Zero’ Influence Over U.S. Policy

“An academic look into the driving forces behind American Federal policymaking concludes that the average citizen in the United States has “essentially zero” influence over the direction of government.
According to the report, even when a majority of Americans wants the government to do something, it is powerless against the influence of “economic elites” – the corporations, people and monied special interests that drive nearly all U.S. policymaking.”

Aug 13 12:55

Heart Med Found to Increase Death in People with Irregular Heartbeat

Stanford researchers finally highlighted caution with the discovery that patients with atrial fibrillation — a rapid and irregular heart rhythm — who are treated with this drug are more likely to die than similar patients who received different treatments.

Aug 13 12:49

Snowden: NSA Took Down Syria’s Internet, Targeted China

National Security whistleblower Edward Snowden claims the super-secret agency was responsible for taking down Syria’s internet two years ago.

The former NSA employee now living in Russia told WIRED the agency inadvertently took down the country’s only ISP when it attempted to insert a backdoor on the network.

Aug 13 12:48

Golfers frisked as Obama unexpectedly arrives at Martha’s Vineyard club

Regulars at the Vineyard Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard were gobsmacked when President Obama unexpectedly strolled onto a nearby green and they were immediately frisked. “There was no warning he was coming,” sniffed a guest.

“There was security on the way in, but no word as to why they were there.” The member added, “While eating, overlooking the golf course, guests had to stand up and be wanded.” One asked if he could finish his hot soup first, and an Obama security man cracked, ominously, “So, you’re not cooperating?”

Aug 13 12:46

Airport police officer arrested for child rape, incest

A Spokane International Airport police officer has been arrested for first degree rape of a child and incest.

Jesus Richard Guerrero, 49, was taken into custody Monday evening and made his first court appearance Tuesday.

On Monday, a woman reported to Spokane police that several minor family members had told her they had been raped by Guerrero, an airport police officer. Police contacted the mother of the children, who advised she had looked at one of her daughter's social media and the girl, who has a significant learning disability and functions well below her age, had told another person that she had just been raped.

When the mother of the girl confronted her daughter about what she had written, her other daughter was presented and she broke down crying and said that she had been raped as well.

Aug 13 12:43

Snowden casts doubt on NSA investigation into security disclosures

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has called into question the competence of the investigation into the aftermath of his disclosures, which was overseen by the NSA’s new deputy director, Rick Ledgett.

In a new cover story for Wired magazine, the former NSA contractor provided writer James Bamford with previously unreported allegations of NSA cyberattack tools, including a piece of software, codenamed MonsterMind, that would automate a hostile response when it detected a network intrusion. He also alleged that a 2012 incident that took Syria’s internet offline was the fault of the NSA.

Aug 13 12:32

Black Swans on Final Approach

There are several potential disasters that could disrupt the financial and political status quo, much like what happened after an Archduke was shot 100 years ago.

Aug 13 12:30

IDF Film Sniping Children Playing on Rooftop in Gaza

Watch here.

Aug 13 12:26

Can U.S. Democrats Salvage Their Party and Country?

My political hero is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who opposed fascists both within the United States and abroad, and who especially opposed racist fascists, otherwise known as nazis (after the original, German, anti-Semitic, version of them). (Mussolini’s fascism, which he called “corporationism,” wasn’t of the specifically nazi, or “racist,” type.)
I am the vice chairperson of my local town’s Democrats, and I was a delegate to the 2004 Democratic State Convention. I shall, of course, attend the town’s Democratic Caucus on Saturday.

Aug 13 12:17

The Unbridled Power of AIPAC

…and how it sets America’s morally bankrupt policy in the Middle East.

By Stephen M. Walt —

The official name for Israel’s latest assault on Gaza is “Operation Protective Edge.” A better name would be “Operation Déjà Vu.” As it has on several prior occasions, Israel is using weapons provided by American taxpayers to bombard the captive and impoverished Palestinians in Gaza, where the death toll now tops 1,000. As usual, the United States government is siding with Israel, even though most American leaders understand Israel instigated the latest round of violence, is not acting with restraint and that its actions make Washington look callous and hypocritical in the eyes of most of the world.

Aug 13 12:16

Sierra Leone : another lead doctor dies from Ebola

An official in Sierra Leone says another of the country's leading physicians has died from Ebola.

Aug 13 12:16

Illegals Bring Disease Risk As Schools To Open

When will the US Government have mercy on its OWN, US, CITIZENS?
The nightmare continues and will worsen when US schools open this month. All it takes to spread insect borne diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue, Dengue Hemorrhagic, Yellow Fever, Malaria, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, etc is for a mosquito to bite an infected illegal then that same mosquito bite a noninfected person, or classmate.

It is even easier to spread Influenza, Ebola, TB (all types) even totally resistant TB, and any other airborne or minimally airborne disease of which I believe Ebola to be.

Aug 13 12:15

Israel Stealing, Murdering Its Way Through Palestine

• Establishment politicians, media refuse to stand up for real victims.

As Zionists have endeavored to teach the world for decades, Israel is not subject to criticism. Only Jew-haters, anti-Semites and people who want to gas Jews and boil them in oil criticize Israel. Israel is above criticism, because Israelis are God’s Chosen People and despite being God’s Chosen People suffered the Holocaust.

This means that the Israeli government, like the one in Washington, can do whatever it wants and remain above criticism.

Aug 13 12:10

The West’s Reckless Rush Towards War With Russia

On a number of occasions recently I have made the point that the psychopaths in control of Washington are driving the West to war with Russia. The lies that the Obama regime and Western presstitute media are hurling at President Putin are even more blatantly false that the lies Washington used against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Assad, the Taliban, and Iran, and the lies are far more reckless. Russia has a nuclear arsenal as large as Washington’s, and Russia is very much aware that for 13 years Washington’s lies and demonizations of countries are the preludes to launching military attacks on the countries.

Aug 13 12:08

Last ‘Moderate’ Rebel Area in Northern Syria Poised to Fall

Long the US-backed “moderate” rebel umbrella for the Syrian Civil War, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) became operationally irrelevant long ago, as the US tried to find factions among the Islamist rebels they could spin as palatable. The FSA has remained bankrolled by the US, for all the good it’s done.

Now, the FSA is reporting that literally their last urban territorial possession is on the verge of falling, which would leave them only with a handful of rural areas along the Jordan border.

Aug 13 12:07

Librarians Fight FBI Spies

• Four gutsy Americans go toe to toe with totalitarians.

• Members of library association risk imprisonment.

In July 2005, George Christian, executive director of the Library Connection, Inc. (LCI) in Windsor, Conn., and three librarians—at that time LC’s board officers—were faced with a terrible choice. They could comply with a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) demand for private information on patrons, violating their principles and professional ethics, or risk imprisonment. Courageously, they decided to fight, rather than run. Here is why their story is important to all true Americans.

Aug 13 12:07

Afghanistan’s Ghani: No Power-Sharing If I Win Recount

Analysts have been noting how little point there was to the latest Afghan Presidential election, as after evidence of massive fraud and ballot stuffing, the US negotiated a deal for both candidates to share power.

Aug 13 12:07

Ukraine Army Vows to Block Russia Aid Convoy, But Trucks Roll On

Ukrainian army officials today insisted there was no deal in place for the Russian aid convoy which departed Moscow, and that they will block it from entering Ukrainian territory.

Aug 13 12:06

Pentagon Adding New Tanks, Vehicles to Massive Cache in Norway Caves

Pentagon officials today confirmed a plan to send massive amounts of new tanks and armored vehicles to the Norwegian countryside to be stashed inside of a series of caves in case the US wants to use them in wars in the region.

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Norway?!?

Aug 13 12:05

BRICS are drifting away from US and European monetary structures

The BRICS countries (Brazil (EWZ), Russia, India (EPI), China (FXI), and South Africa) are slowly but surely drifting away from the 20th Century monetary and political structures setup by the U.S. (SPY) and Europe (EZU), as characterized by Russia’s G8 membership being revoked in the wake of the events in Crimea. The G7, as it is now known, is at odds with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, but that rift applies to the entire BRICS coalition — a group that seems to be growing stronger and more focused as leader of the Emerging Markets.

Aug 13 12:04

Israel insists Protective Edge was 'not a war'

In responding to High Court of Justice petition calling for the operation to be declared a war, the State Attorney claimed Tuesday that the petition must be rejected outright for two main reasons.

The State said the petition does not provide a sufficient cause for the court to order the government to announce the declaration of war – a widely-shared opinion in the coalition on every foreign and defense policy in general, and the declaration of war in particular.

The State Attorney also claimed that the fundamental assumption underlying the basis of the petition – which said "the necessity of declaring the start of war is a social and financial need of the highest order" – was mistaken.

"The declaration of war in and of itself does not necessarily guarantee compensation or financial aid to citizens harmed by the conflict," wrote the State Attorney in the response.

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In other words, by refusing to say it was a war, Israel does not have to pay their own citizens who were harmed by falling Iron Dome rockets.

Aug 13 12:03

Pentagon Proposing Ground Combat Operation for Yazidi Rescue

The US war in Iraq is escalating at a remarkable rate, and less than a week after the commencement of the air war, the Pentagon is putting the finishing touches on a proposal to send ground troops into open combat operations against ISIS.

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Operation FLUSTERCLUCK is now fully under way!

Aug 13 11:55

Stupid Israeli wanted to take down the Palastenian flag

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Turn on the English captions. This Israeli tried to break into the home of a Palestinian to tear down the flag and gets caught in the razor wire! Note that at 2:10 the Israeli justifies his illegal entry by saying that the house is really his, echoing the sentiments of the famous drunk Israeli settler.

Aug 13 11:52

Iranian-American Woman Wins Top Mathematics Prize

For the first time, the International Mathematical Union’s Fields medal, also known as the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics’, has been awarded to a woman.

This year, the honor has gone to Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor, for her work on the symmetry of curved surfaces.

Aug 13 11:43

9 Powerful Photos That Show Ferguson Is Pretty Much Being Treated Like A War Zone

Since the fatal shooting of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown at the hands of a local police officer, the town of Ferguson, Missouri, has erupted in unrest as citizens have taken to the streets in outrage for more than three days.

Aug 13 11:43

White House Official: U.S. Would Consider Ground Troops In Iraq To Help Save Refugees

Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser, told reporters Wednesday the U.S. would consider using ground troops in Iraq to help rescue thousands of Yazidi refugees trapped on a mountain, the New York Times reports.

Aug 13 11:42

LAPD fatally shot an unarmed black man lying face down in the street, say his family

A rally has been organized for Sunday in front of the Los Angeles police headquarters to protest the shooting of an unarmed African-American man, whose family said that he was lying face down in the street when an officer pulled the trigger.

A statement released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on Tuesday said that the incident occurred while an officer was conducting an “investigative stop” on Monday evening at around 8:12 p.m. The statement said that a “struggle ensued,” and the officer opened fire.

The gunshot victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died. Lt. Ellis Imaizumi had initially said on Monday that the officer sustained minor injuries, but the official statement indicated that no officers were hurt during the shooting.

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Someone is deliberately trying to provoke race riots!

Aug 13 11:41

Fearing genocide against Christians, Vatican approves Iraq air strikes despite peace policy

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The Vatican has an air force?!? :)

Aug 13 11:40

EU gives go-ahead to states sending arms to Iraqi Kurds

The European Union failed on Tuesday (12 August) to agree on a joint position on supplying weapons to Iraqi Kurds battling Islamic State militants, but said individual members could send arms in coordination with Baghdad.

Aug 13 11:38

Brazil presidential candidate Campos killed in plane crash

Campos' private jet crashed in bad weather as it prepared to land in the coastal city of Santos, just south of Sao Paulo, killing all seven people on board, the Sao Paulo state fire department said. Television images showed smoke billowing from the crash site in a residential area.

Campos, 49, was in third place in recent polls with the support of about 10 percent of voters. While he was not expected to win the Oct. 5 vote, he was perceived by some as the most market-friendly of the three main candidates and his death will set off an intense, if respectful, scramble for his supporters in a tightening election.

Aug 13 11:37

As three-day truce nears end, Hamas senior official says group preparing for 'long battle'

As Netanyahu briefs coalition on cease-fire efforts, Palestinian sources say Israel has accepted few demands, and no progress has been made on key issues.

Aug 13 11:36

Israel wants a truce that does not include a halt on assassinations

Israeli media reports quoted security officials on Tuesday as saying that currently there are three options available, namely: an international effort to extend the cease-fire, or “surrendering” to some of Hamas’ demands, or launching a new aggression against the Gaza Strip. According to the officials themselves, the latter is less likely to happen.

Security officials added that “Hamas has put on the negotiating table demands for a seaport and an airport as a counterweight to Israel’s demand to strip the sector of any weapon,” and that the Israeli security apparatus “wants to test Hamas’ long-term steps, therefore, Hamas must be prevented from achieving anything that could help the movement’s strength grow.”

Aug 13 11:17

Monsanto Chemical-Resistant Weed Strikes Southern Cotton Fields and Threatens Midwest

In the 1970s, Monsanto introduced a new chemical to kill weeds. Known commonly as Roundup, it was capable of killing whatever weed got in its way. Seed companies later developed varieties of plants that were immune to Roundup’s killing power, enabling farmers to use one herbicide—Roundup—for all their crops.

Now, to put the problem in a nutshell: “You’ve heard of this guy called Chuck Darwin and evolution?” as Iowa State University agronomy professor Mike Owen put it to The Des Moines Register.

The herbicide, also known as glyphosate, became so ubiquitous in American agriculture that eventually Mother Nature started producing new weeds—16 so far—immune to the chemical. There are now enough glyphosate-resistant weeds in America to nearly cover the state of Oregon, Michael Wines reported at The New York Times.

Aug 13 11:15

Crony Capitalism: White House loosens restrictions on lobbyists

President Barack Obama is loosening restrictions on lobbyists who want to serve on federal advisory boards, a White House official said on Tuesday, a setback to the president's efforts to tamp down special interest influence in Washington.

Obama came to office pledging to curtail the sway of lobbyists and banned lobbyists from serving on such panels, which guide government policy on a range of topics ranging from cancer to towing safety.

Aug 13 10:37

Washington Chokes Truth With Lies — Paul Craig Roberts

Are Western propagandists fooling anyone but themselves?

The latest absurdity coming out of Ukraine, the EU and Washington is that the humanitarian aid that Russia and the Red Cross are trucking into the former Russian territories that comprise eastern Ukraine is a trick, a deception, a pretext for Russia’s invasion forces. Such a preposterous lie tells us that Western propagandists have no respect whatsoever for the intelligence of Western peoples.

Even a moron should understand that if Russia wants to send military forces into Ukraine, Russia doesn’t need any pretext, much less a joint humanitarian venture with the Red Cross. The eastern Ukraine, following Crimea’s lead, has already voted both independence from Kiev and in favor of rejoining Russia. If Russia needed an excuse, the decisions by the eastern Ukrainians made months ago suffice. But Russia needs no excuse to rescue Russians from being slaughtered by Washington’s stooges like Palestinians in Gaza.

Aug 13 10:37

Liberia: EU Increases Aid to Contain Ebola

The European Union has increased its support from €8 million Euros to €11.9 million in its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This is the fourth increment in EU assistance for the Ebola crisis. It is the Commission's aid in 2014 to fight the Ebola epidemic.

Aug 13 10:34

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, brilliant man, but can't tell his ass from a hole in the wall when it comes to biology.

Jeffrey Smith Challenge to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, and popularizer of science, was caught on tape telling us to “chill out!” about GMOs because all food is genetically modified by artificial breeding. Watch Jeffrey explain to Neil why traditional breeding is completely different from genetic engineering. See links to more details under Fraud tab at http://responsibletechnology.org/fraud

Part 1:

Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU9LmFLaC18

Aug 13 10:25

Ontario women sue Ottawa over compliance with new U.S. banking law

Canada has violated the charter rights of nearly a million Canadians by agreeing to share their financial details with authorities in the United States, two Ontario women allege in a new lawsuit.

Gwen Deegan of Toronto and Ginny Hillis of Windsor, Ont., have launched a claim against the Attorney General of Canada.

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Harper has opened Canada's doors to the IRS!!

Aug 13 10:17

The Ebola of 2009: Swine Flu

Every new "pandemic" is the big one.

"This isn't like the last one, oh no. This one is really going to spread out across the globe and kill millions and millions of people."

Ebola. MERS. Swine Flu. Bird Flu. Smallpox. SARS. West Nile.

We're still here.

Do you think you can rely on government reports about diseases?

Can you trust them when they say there are 10,000 cases of disease X?

The mainstream press accepts the reports without blinking an eye. Accurate? Of course.

Aug 13 10:09

Remy's TSA Contest Entry

Aug 13 10:02

These guys used to issue the world’s reserve currency too

It’s common for the world’s most powerful country to issue a currency that becomes adopted around the world as the standard for international trade.

But whenever that country reaches a point of epic, terminal decline, and especially when it rapidly debases its currency, the rest of the world seeks an alternative.

The US has been enjoying this special privilege for decades now.

The US dollar is the most widely used currency in the world for international trade. Central banks and sovereign governments around the world hold trillions of US dollars.

And while these changes never happen overnight, it’s clear that the dollar is quickly losing this status.

The French Finance Minister recently called for a ‘rebalancing’ of currencies in global trade settlement. The British, French, Canadians, and Swiss are all on board with this trend.

Aug 13 10:00

Iraq and the War Cabal in Washington

With a series of air strikes beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend, the United States has gone to war again in Iraq. This new imperialist military adventure has been launched in defiance of overwhelming popular opposition and without a shred of legal or constitutional authority.

The decision to launch a new war was made by a handful of strategists of US imperialist policy within the military/intelligence apparatus, in league with the corporate and financial elite. It was made behind the backs of the American people, who have absolutely no say in the policies, including going to war, that impact their lives.

Aug 13 09:52

MP claims Ebola virus has arrived in France

PATRICK BALKANY ISSUES “EMERGENCY ALERT”

Aug 13 09:40

IS militants in Iraq use no air defense weapons against US aircraft yet — Pentagon

The Pentagon official disproved media reports, alleging that the terrorists are armed with American-made MANPADs that they reportedly seized from the Iraqi government forces.

The Pentagon official disproved media reports, alleging that the terrorists are armed with the American-made short-range man-portable air defense systems (MANPAD) that they seized from the Iraqi government forces. The spokesman said Americans had never supplied such weapons to the Iraqi security forces.

Aug 13 09:39

Death toll in Ukraine conflict doubles in 2 weeks, reaches 2,086 – UN

Almost 5,000 have been wounded

Aug 13 09:32

Libya crisis: Parliament votes for foreign intervention

Libya's parliament has called for foreign intervention to protect civilians from deadly clashes between rival militia groups.

MPs were meeting in Tobruk in the east because of violence in the capital Tripoli and the second city Benghazi, and 111 out of 124 voted for the call.

Neither the UN nor any foreign power has any current plans to intervene.

Aug 13 09:31

Snowden: NSA has secret ‘MonsterMind’ program that operates without human intervention

In his latest revelation, Snowden tells WIRED magazine that the NSA has a secret, autonomous program called “Monstermind” that can respond to cyberattacks from other countries without human intervention.

And beyond domestic privacy concerns, Snowden warns, the program could cause an international diplomacy nightmare for the U.S. as well, because the cyberattacks launched by MonsterMind are often routed through third-party computers housed in foreign countries.

“These attacks can be spoofed,” Snowden said. “You could have someone sitting in China, for example, making it appear that one of these attacks is originating in Russia. And then we end up shooting back at a Russian hospital. What happens next?”

Aug 13 09:26

Former United States Navy Military Sealift Command contractor pleads guilty to bribery and conspiracy

Scott B. Miserendino, Sr., 55, a former contractor for the United States Navy Military Sealift Command, pleaded guilty today to accepting bribes and conspiring to commit bribery.

Aug 13 09:24

Good Hillary, Bad Hillary

This summer, a University of Wisconsin mathematician, Jordan Ellenberg, created a small stir by inventing what he called the “Hawking Index” in honor of Stephen Hawking’s much-praised, if not necessarily much-read, A Brief History of Time. Using Amazon’s posted lists of the top five “popular highlights” in books notated by Kindle ­readers—and the page numbers those highlights fall on—Ellenberg crafted a quasi-scientific formula to compute how thoroughly best sellers were being consumed. At the high end by far was Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch, which scored an anomalous 98.5 percent on the Hawking Index. Among nonfiction books, Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys was a leader, at 21.7 percent. At the bottom, breaking Hawking’s previous low (6.6 percent), was the most-written-about best seller of the year, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, at 2.4 percent.

Aug 13 09:24

CDS Return Renews Derivative Risk Concerns

They are doing it again!!!

Aug 13 09:23

Confidence in German economy falters as Russia sanctions take their toll

Economists fear eurozone recovery may be derailed after German ZEW indicator plunges to 20-month low

Aug 13 09:23

Tony Blair’s Egypt links in spotlight after scathing report on the deaths of over 1,000 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi

A year-long investigation by Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that Egyptian security forces “systematically and deliberately” killed large numbers of mainly unarmed demonstrators who had gathered in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo last August to protest about the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi.

The group said the massacre was as bad as Tiananmen Square and that it “likely amounted to crimes against humanity”. It called for several senior Egyptian officials to be investigated for their role in the incident - including the country's current President, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who was defence minister at the time.

Tony Blair, who is a Middle East peace envoy, supported the coup against president Morsi and has voiced his support for the new Egyptian government. He is also acting as an informal adviser to Mr al-Sisi on economic reform.

Aug 13 09:20

Russia Won't Pay for French Mistral Warships Until Second Delivered

Moscow will not deliver the final payment for two French-built Mistral-class warships until the second vessel is delivered to the Russian navy, the head of Russia's state arms import and export agency told ITAR-Tass.

"The final payment on the contract will be made in November 2015, after the delivery of the second ship," Rosoboronexport head Anatoly Isaikin said in an interview with ITAR-Tass published Tuesday.

French President Francois Hollande said in July that the decision on whether to deliver the second Mistral would "depend on Russia's attitude," alluding to Moscow's widely censured policy in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported.

Aug 13 09:20

This woman was pulled over after filming a cop parked illegally, then she let them have it! *Video*

(Henrico County, VA) — Jennifer Smith was conducting a little police accountability Friday night by filming an Henrico County police officer who’d parked illegally at a gas station.

Aug 13 09:17

NSA was responsible for 2012 Syrian internet blackout, Snowden says

When Syria's access to the internet was cut for two days back in 2012, it apparently wasn't the fault of dissenting "terrorists," as the Syrian government claimed: according to Wired, it was the fault of the US government. In a long profile of Edward Snowden published today, Wired writes what Snowden says is the truth about the internet outage. An elite hacking unit in the National Security Agency had reportedly been attempting to install malware on a central router within Syria — a feat that would have allowed the agency to access a good amount of the country's internet traffic. Instead, it ended up accidentally rendered the router unusable, causing Syria's internet connection to go dark.

Aug 13 09:10

BREAKING: Federal judge upholds strict new Maryland assault rifle ban - citing mass shootings

Federal judge upholds strict new Maryland gun laws

points out that

so called “assault weapons” are “disproportionately represented in mass shootings”.

Aug 13 09:08

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING?

Global public opinion has shifted decisively in favour of justice for the Palestinians. What’s needed is to turn that into unrelenting pressure for an end to support for occupation, an arms embargo and sanctions, from above and below. The horror of Gaza is a crime made in Washington and London, as well as Jerusalem.

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The nation's roads are crumbling, but Israel has brand new modern highways ... paid for by the US taxpayer!

Aug 13 09:07

#OperationCeasefire ~~ HOW ABBAS CAN PUT AN END TO IT

From demilitarization to UN control, Israel’s leaders have their own ideas on Gaza

Aug 13 09:07

ROBIN WILLIAMS ….. HE MADE US LAUGH, HE MADE US CRY

Aug 13 08:53

Ebola detected in Nigerian tourist at Istanbul airport

Ebola virus has been detected in a foreign tourist at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Turkish Hurriyet newspaper has said.

The infected person is a citizen of Nigeria.

Passengers on board the plane that arrived in Istanbul from Nigeria have been placed in quarantine.

Aug 13 08:53

Ferguson Cop to Protesters - “Bring it, all you fucking animals! ... Bring it!”

His exact words...What more can be said here? Here’s a simple, straightforward window into the attitude of cops

Aug 13 08:52

Spanish priest becomes first man to die of Ebola in Europe

The first European infected by a strain of Ebola, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital, Reuters reported, citing a spokeswoman for Madrid health authorities.

Aug 13 08:46

Solidarity fills the streets in global day of protest for Gaza

Up to 200,000 marched in Cape Town, South Africa, drawing parallels between Israel and the apartheid regime.

Aug 13 08:40

Only 36% of Americans Under 35 Own a Home

Aug 13 08:39

Israeli soldiers celebrate shooting a Palestinian youth [VIDEO]

n Hebron, Israeli soldiers celebrated shooting an 18-year-old Palestinian youth in the leg with live ammunition.

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Aug 13 08:35

A month of solidarity in London — does the BBC get the message?

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of London last Saturday (August 9), honoring the call for a global “day of rage” in response to the ongoing Israeli atrocities in Gaza. The organizers estimate that 150,000 protesters attended, making it the biggest Gaza-solidarity demonstration ever to take place in Britain.

The organizers set a precedent by choosing to launch the demonstration from the headquarters of the BBC in London. The choice was justified, as it reflected the common sentiments shared by almost everyone who’s followed the news organ closely. For weeks, the anger at the “balanced” coverage the BBC claims to produce, has been building steadily, as each day brought with it more bad news from Gaza. To quote Tariq Ali in his interview with the BBC’s Mark Sanders: “we shouldn’t underestimate the anger with the BBC at its coverage of the Palestine-Israel conflict. In all my experience, I have never known a demonstration to begin outside the BBC headquarters; that’s how angry people are…”

Aug 13 08:34

Left to rot: Detroit’s 40,000 abandoned and empty buildings awaiting demolition as decaying city nears bankruptcy

These eerie pictures shows some of the nearly 40,000 abandoned or empty buildings in Detroit, as they wait to be either demolished or renovated as the city nears the completion of its bankruptcy proceedings.

Thousands of shops, homes and offices sit empty and rotting on Detroit's streets, as well as two beautiful former synagogues - one of which had become a theatre.

Many of the dilapidated buildings are now covered with graffiti, while others are boarded up, with the sad signs of once bustling local stores fading in the sun.

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Any time anyone points to the soaring stock market as proof the economy is fine, show them these pictures.

Aug 13 08:32

Top 9 Reasons to Stop Bombing Iraq

1. It's not a rescue mission.

Aug 13 08:27

The one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer

How in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workers have been infected by the Ebola virus?

Aug 13 08:18

In Increase, U.S. to Send 130 Advisers to Aid Iraqis

Mr. Obama has insisted, most recently on Monday, that he will not send American ground troops back to Iraq.

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Aug 13 08:15

Tunnels-to-kindergartens propaganda Netanyahu peddled to NYT and CNN is exploded by Israeli news site

One of the most important strikes in the propaganda war for Israel in the last month was dealt by the New York Times and CNN when they ran long pieces giving credence to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Hamas was building tunnels out of Gaza aimed at kindergartens in nearby kibbutzes.

Back on July 22, Netanyahu asserted– on the basis of this cartoon drawing he tweeted– that the tunnels were aimed at Israeli kindergartens.

In fact (and as we reported), the only Israelis attacked from the tunnels were Israeli soldiers. But a week after Netanyahu’s statement, both the Times and CNN took the prime minister’s claim at face value. The Times’s piece, “Tunnels Lead Right to Heart of Israeli Fear” gave priority to rumors over actual information, and reported that “one tunnel was found over the weekend” in Kibbutz Be’eri.

Aug 13 08:09

Israeli army uses Gaza children as human shields

Muhammad Qdeih recounts how Israeli forces stormed his home in Khuzaa, where some sixty members of his extended family were sheltering in the basement on 25 July, and forced them to act as human shields.

Aug 13 08:06

ISIS: the Birth of a Terrifying New State

In Iraq the army shows no signs of recovering from its earlier defeats and has failed to launch a single successful counter-attack; in Syria the other opposition groups, including the battle-hardened fighters of al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham, are demoralised and disintegrating as they are squeezed between ISIS and the Assad government.

Aug 13 07:55

Report: White House, Homeland Security secretary unaware 2,228 immigrants released from jails

More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a federal watchdog's report.

This lack of communication led the Obama administration to wrongly deny for weeks that 2,228 immigrants facing deportation had been released, according to the report Tuesday from the Homeland Security Department's inspector general.

It also said officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not adequately plan for the increase in immigrant arrests at the Mexican border and did not track available funds or spending accurately.

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Aug 13 07:53

Disgust as Israeli soldier spotted laughing and drinking in Jerusalem bar wearing a 'Deployed, Destroyed and Enjoyed Gaza 2014' T-shirt

An Israeli soldier has been spotted laughing and drinking in a bar wearing a T-shirt with the slogan 'Deployed, Destroyed, Enjoyed, Gaza 2014' emblazoned on the back.

The man, thought to be an army reservist was pictured wearing the shirt while enjoying a drink and chatting with friends at a bar in Jerusalem in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Pictured from behind, the black shirt has the slogan in white lettering emblazoned across the back of the garment.

Aug 13 07:49

Earth has been getting hotter for the past 10,000 YEARS, contradicting studies that humans started global warming

Was the Earth in a period of global warming or cooling before the 20th century?

Attempting to answer this question has thrown up a conundrum for scientists, with some studies showing a warming trend, while others suggesting it cooled until humans intervened.

Now a new study hopes to settle the issue by arguing that data points to the fact that Earth's climate has been warming over the past 10,000 years - long before human activity is thought to have changed the climate.

Aug 13 07:46

9/11 Pressure on New York Times Builds

Coming September: ReThink911 Billboard to Rock NY Times

The truth is gaining momentum and with a little more effort it will become unstoppable.

But the fight is not over

Aug 13 07:43

How I became a Self Hating Jew

Aug 13 07:40

Was TWA 800 Shot Down By a Military Missile?

In 1996 TWA Flight 800 was shot down south of Long Island.

The government of the United States, despite the embarrassment of having been caught in court rigging lab tests and lying in its reports, still officially attributes the disaster to a spark in the center fuel tank, while government spokespeople insist that the witnesses who saw a missile hit the jumbo jet are all drunks.

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As the controversy swirls around Malaysian Airlines flight 17 (and 370) it is worth remembering that the military does shoot down passenger jets, sometimes by accident.

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Aug 13 07:40

THE IRANIAN SHOOTDOWN

The U.S.S. Vincennes is infamous as the ship which mistakenly shot down an Iranian Airbus jetliner in 1988, lending (along with the Alitalia shoot down) credibility to the suggestion that a similar accident might have occurred to TWA Flight 800.

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As the controversy swirls around Malaysian Airlines flight 17 (and 370) it is worth remembering that the military does shoot down passenger jets, sometimes by accident.

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Aug 13 07:40

THE CRASH OF AER LINGUS FLIGHT 712

In late April, 1991, the crew of an Alitalia MD-80 in the air between Kent and London reported that , while passing near the Ministry of Defence's Lydd Firing Range, a missile had passed very close to them. The crew members of the Alitalia aircraft provided detailed descriptions of the missile they had observed. London ATC detected an unidentified image on their radar screens at the time of the alleged near collision between aircraft and missile. Officials of the Ministry of Defence responded to inquiries about the incident with denials that any missile firings had taken place in the area.

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As the controversy swirls around Malaysian Airlines flight 17 (and 370) it is worth remembering that the military does shoot down passenger jets, sometimes by accident.

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Aug 13 07:40

THE ITAVIA DC-9 CRASH

In 1987 an Italian court opened its own investigation of the unsolved disaster, and arranged for the recovery of a majority of the aircraft's wreckage which included the flight data recorder.That investigation continues at the present time, almost 17 years after the accident.

One persistent allegation has been that American or French naval aircraft launched an air-to-air missile at a Libyan fighter aircraft detected in the area. The target aircraft had not responded to initial challenges, and flew into a position that placed the Itavia DC-9 between itself and the allied aircraft. The radar returns from the Libyan jet became those of the civilian airliner as it positioned itself inside the larger plane's radar silhouette. The missile then locked on to the larger aircraft and brought it down, according to this theory.

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As the controversy swirls around Malaysian Airlines flight 17 (and 370) it is worth remembering that the military does shoot down passenger jets, sometimes by accident.

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Aug 13 07:20

Joan Rivers Taken to the Woodshed

lol this one is funny

Aug 13 07:08

FLASHBACK - 9/11 - WHAT DID THE GOVERNMENT KNOW AND WHEN DID IT KNOW IT?

History records in the Lavon Affair that Israelis willingly use bombs and lay false trails to Arabs for political gain. And it wasn't too long ago that JDL Chairman Irv Rubin was arrested for plotting to blow up a US Congressman who refused to toe the Israel party line. Then there were the two Mossad agents arrested inside the Mexican Congress with guns and explosives shortly after 9-11. As the battered World Trade Towers collapsed, the very first suspects arrested, caught cheering as the towers fell, were Israelis, later identified as Mossad agents. The arrested spies worked for Urban Moving Systems, whose Israeli owner promptly fled the nation.

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The Jewish Defense League was actually declared a domestic terror group by the FBI, but you never heard about it, because the agenda of the US corporate media is to convince you that only Muslims are terrorists, which is why the FBI works so hard trying to set up Muslims as the fall guys for the FBI's created-out-of-thin-air "terror" plots. JDL Chairman Irv Rubin was caught with explosives and plans to blow up a mosque when he was arrested for planning to assassinate a US Congressman as well, but died under strange circumstances before he could be brought to trial, where presumably he would have named names to reduce his own sentence in prison. France, now aware that the French chapter of the JDL was causing all the violence that led to them banning pro-Palestine demonstrations, may ban the group entirely, but as is reported elsewhere on this site, a new JDL chapter is opening up in Canada, to commit acts of terror against pro-Palestinian activists there.

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