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Jun 24 08:04

Why Turkey’s Erdogan Stumbled

In his rise to power, Turkish President Erdogan won popular support by showing independence in foreign affairs but then got caught up in his own grand ambitions, including support for violent “regime change” in Syria, setting the stage for an electoral rebuke, as ex-CIA officer Graham E. Fuller explains.

Jun 24 08:03

Minsk agreements on Ukraine must be implemented in full – Lavrov

Foreign ministers from the so-called Normandy Four group, made up of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, assessed the progress on the Minsk ceasefire.

Jun 24 07:48

What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret? ...Under what authority?...If there is a US law forbidding disclosure, name the law.

US Congressman: “I’m sorry, my lips are sealed, I’m bound, I can’t reveal what’s in the treaty that will adversely affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people.”

“Wrong. You’re lying. You can reveal secret text. In fact, it’s your duty. Otherwise, you’re guilty of cooperating in a RICO criminal conspiracy. Now, let’s start at the beginning. Who told you that you had to remain silent? What US law did they cite? Take your time. We’ll stay here as long as it takes.”


Jun 24 07:48

Putin's rating reached its maximum - his presidency approved by 89 percent of Russians

Vladimir Putin as President of the RF satisfied with 89 percent of the population - this indicator is an absolute record since he carried out the research, told the Interfax news agency in "Levada Center" - analytical center that conducted the research.

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Soooooooo ... How is Obama doing in the polls right now?

Jun 24 07:47

Marco Rubio Casts Deciding Vote For Obamatrade Without Even Reading It

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade on Tuesday as it squeeked through the U.S. Senate 60-37, and his Senate office is still outright refusing to answer whether he even knew what he was voting on.

Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, was the deciding vote necessary for the U.S. Senate to clear the final 60-vote threshold and eventually, later this week, send to President Barack Obama’s desk the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals that Obama has been negotiating for years.

Jun 24 07:45

Samsung's 'see-through' trucks aim to reduce risk of passing on highway

Navigating busy two-lane highways can mean drivers often can't see the road for the cars and take a risk that can prove fatal when they attempt to overtake large vehicles like transport trucks.

The Korean technology giant Samsung wants to reduce that risk with the help of technology that allows drivers to virtually see "through" the vehicles ahead of them. Using monitors mounted on the back of a truck or other large vehicle and connected wirelessly to a camera in front, Samsung's Safety Truck technology shows drivers what's ahead of the 18-wheeled obstruction they're driving behind — day or night.


Jun 24 07:43

German intelligence warns NATO about Ukraine's pursuit of nuclear weapons

The German intelligence service expressed concern about the plans of Kiev to resume research on nuclear weapons development

Jun 24 07:43

1977 - Scholars and expert climatologists warn of new ice age

Jun 24 07:41

Corporate Media Claim of ''Alawite Regime'' In Syria Debunked

By Brandon Turbeville

The Western mainstream press has long attempted to brand Syria as just one more Middle Eastern country caught in the centuries-old battle between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, a narrative that has been successfully peddled to the American public. In fact, that narrative has been so successful in American public discourse that one of the most common responses coming from even anti-war proponents is “those people have people have been fighting over there for thousands of years.”...

Jun 24 07:32

How Much Does Israel Cost The Average American?

While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts. Israel is an affluent country with more than 10,000 millionaires and, according to the International Monetary Fund, was one of the few economies that weathered the 2008 financial storm nearly unscathed.


Jun 24 07:31

More Dangerous than ISIS?

During the Cold War, American soldiers learned to fear the Soviet Union's advanced weaponry and fanatical communist foot soldiers. Where did we get this fear? Our leaders instilled it in us.

As it turned out, the fears were misplaced. We learned in the 1990s that most Soviet-era weapons threatened their hapless users far more than they would have hurt us. Some of our own equipment was not much better, frankly, despite costing exponentially more.

Jun 24 07:28

Facebook becomes Godzilla news outlet for disinformation

"Bottom line, every large mainstream news source is in the business of disinformation. That's the heavy freight they transport, every day. Stories with no context. Outright lies. Omission of vital data. Claims of 'overwhelming consensus' on issues where no such consensus exists. Internal censorship of their own budding investigations into high-level crimes. Disguised partisan opinions. Utter reliance on 'experts' as sources, who deliver official propaganda as if it were fact. They manufacture reality for governments, corporations, and other controllers of society. And yet... many of these outlets are drowning in red ink. They're going broke. The 'greatest news outlet in the world', the New York Times, keeps refinancing its debt to stay afloat. The powers-that-be must rescue mainstream media, in order to keep broadcasting their false pictures of reality. Who will step up to the plate? Perhaps some social-media Godzilla with CIA connections..."

Jun 24 07:10

Second U.S. Agent To Plead Guilty to Bitcoin Theft

The second of two former U.S. government agents charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin has reached a plea agreement with the prosecutors.

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The biggest computer crook of all is the US Government!

Jun 24 07:08

Obama administration rejects further consideration of UN Gaza report

The Obama administration opposes any Security Council consideration of a United Nations report on last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

“We challenge the very mechanism which created it,” John Kirby, the State Department spokesman, said Tuesday, a day after the report’s publication.

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Jun 24 07:00

New evidence from 1967 war reveals Israeli atrocities

In the wake of the June 1967 war, the Israeli author Amos Oz, then a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, together with a friend collated interviews with Israeli soldiers who participated in the war and asked them about the emotions the fighting triggered in them. The interviews were published as a book titled Conversations with Soldiers, more popularly referred at the time by my generation as the ”shooting and crying” book.

The military censor (a function that still exists today, held recently by the present minister of culture, Miri Regev), erased 70 percent of the evidence since he claimed it would have harmed Israel’s international image.

Jun 24 06:59

War crimes suspect Shaul Mofaz evades arrest at UK parliament

The former head of the Israeli military Shaul Mofaz was allowed to speak in the UK parliament on Monday despite calls from Palestinians and their allies for his immediate arrest due to alleged responsibility for war crimes.

Jun 24 06:58

Israel revokes more Ramadan perks, permits following Gaza rocket fire

Israel has cancelled more goodwill gestures granted to the Palestinians for the month-long Ramadan fast period following Tuesday night's rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

Jun 24 06:56

New documents yet more evidence of UK & European role in US drone strikes

The Guardian and the New York Times have today revealed the existence of documents showing the contribution made by UK intelligence agency GCHQ to US drone strikes in Yemen.


Jun 24 06:56

After 13 Years of Hell, Human Held Without Charges Has One Question for US

Moath al-Alwi, who has been a prisoner of the U.S. government and detained at the offshore prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002 without ever being charged with a crime or afforded a trial, has a simple yet urgent question for the American people and the U.S. government: Why am I still here?

Jun 24 06:55

Doctors are getting patients 'hooked on happy pills': Investigation launched into prescriptions such as Valium after more than nine million were given out in a year

Doctors are doling out powerful sedatives too freely and for too long – fuelling a growing addiction problem among patients, experts have warned.

The British Medical Association is to launch an investigation into the prescription of benzodiazepines, a class of anti-anxiety drugs including temazepam and diazepam – more commonly known as Valium.

More than nine million benzodiazepine prescriptions are given out each year in England – mostly for anxiety, but also as sleeping tablets – at a cost of £49million, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Jun 24 06:55

Executive Order 13603 – Obama authorizes SLAVE LABOR on a large scale on American soil.

Third world population control, using food as one of the primary weapons, has long been a matter of official covert US national policy and a portion of President Obama’s Executive Order (EO 13603) is a continuation of that policy. Americans will be the new third world and your food will be withheld in order to enforce compliance with the planned slave labor in support of the WW III production needs.

Most Americans will report for duty on a voluntary basis in order to avoid starvation. Duty for what?

Slave Labor Force

Jun 24 06:54

Revelations that the US spied on three French presidents have sent shockwaves around France

The US ambassador to Paris Jane Hartley has been summoned by the Foreign Minister

Hollande to grill Obama over spying


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Jun 24 06:52

Amazon.com bans Confederate flag sales as 'offensive' but happily sells slave bondage simulated rape contraptions depicting women being tortured and physically abused

In this society that has gone utterly insane with political correctness, you might wonder what, exactly, is still perfectly acceptable for companies like Amazon.com to sell online?

How about extremely demeaning female bondage contraptions with names that includes wildly demeaning, racist terms like "slave"? Amazon.com won't be selling you any Confederate flags, because that's highly offensive, but they'll gladly sell you the gear you might need to "go masochist" on a girl you've hog-tied with a painful collection of gags, straps and restraints in the pursuit of simulated rape activities (see the Amazon.com images below for explicit examples).

Jun 24 06:43

'Absurd' new EU law could mean you'll face legal action for taking pictures of famous landmarks: Photos could be punished for breach of copyright

A proposed EU law could see photographers punished for breach of copyright if they snap famous landmarks and works of art in public spaces.

The UK, and several other EU member states, enjoy 'freedom of panorama', which allows pictures of copyrighted works in public spaces, such as the London Eye or the Angel of the North, to be used both privately and for profit.

However, the proposed changes to EU-wide law would require snappers to obtain permission from the copyright holder, even if the landmark, building or work of art is in the background of a picture.

Jun 24 06:33

Rosetta To Land On Comet After Dangerous Extended Mission

The ESA is extending the mission of comet orbiter Rosetta by nine months to complete some risky manoeuvres and eventually land on the space rock.

The European Space Agency has confirmed that Rosetta’s mission to extract scientific data while orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will go on until September next year, instead of finishing in December.

Jun 24 06:32

Nasa's Dawn Probe Takes More Photos of Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

New images of Ceres from Nasa's Dawn spacecraft has provided more visible images of mysterious bright spots and also revealed a pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat landscape.

Dawn has been studying the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, in detail from its second mapping orbit, which is 4,400 km above Ceres.

A new view of its intriguing bright spots, located in a crater 90km across, shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible, the US space agency said.

At least eight spots can be seen next to the largest bright area, which scientists think is approximately nine kilometres wide.

Jun 24 06:30

Northern Lights captured above Minneapolis

A spectacular display of the Northern Lights was seen near Minneapolis in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The lights, which are not normally seen as far south as Minnesota, were a result of a severe solar storm.


Jun 24 06:30

America’s third-world government dumps fluoride in drinking water while Ethiopia seeks to remove toxin from water to protect public health

No, we’re not talking about malaria or AIDS — fluorosis, a health condition triggered by exposure to fluoride, is damaging people’s teeth and skeletal structures throughout Ethiopia, so much so that health authorities there are working feverishly to get it out of the water supplies to protect public health.

Jun 24 06:28

Natural cooling of the Sun will not be enough to save Earth from global warming, warn scientists

There is about a one-in-five chance of the Sun entering the same kind of cooling phase that allowed “frost fairs” to be held on the frozen River Thames 300 years ago – but scientists warned that the next solar transition will not be enough to save the world from global warming.

A rapid decline in the Sun’s activity is making it increasingly likely that within the next half century the world will experience a “grand solar minimum”, which is thought to have contributed to the so-called Little Ice Age in Europe and parts of North America in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

However, a study has found that the expected fall in global average temperature resulting from the natural, long-term fluctuations in solar activity will be dwarfed by the projected rise in temperatures due to man-made emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

Jun 24 06:21

Dutch court orders government slash greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent by 2020

A Dutch court has ordered the country slash greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent by 2020, after a group of citizens took their government to court.

"The court orders the state to reduce the overall volume of greenhouse gas emissions in such a way that they are at least 25 per cent less in 2020 compared to 1990," judge Hans Hofhuis said.

The ruling came after almost 900 Dutch citizens took their government to court in April in a bid to force a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change.

Jun 24 06:18

#Whoops: Canada cops accidentally broadcast blowjob conversation from helicopter

The skies of the Canadian city of Winnipeg became hot and steamy on Monday night – but it wasn't due to the weather. Instead, residents heard cops having an explicit X-rated conversation about blowjobs during an accidental broadcast from a helicopter.

The two officers inside the Air-1 chopper thought their dirty discussion was taking place in private, but they had actually inadvertently turned on the helicopter's PA system – broadcasting their raunchy remarks to the unsuspecting citizens of Winnipeg.

Jun 24 06:10

Russia pictured as monster with claws on cartoon map for schoolkids causes stir in Netherlands

A picture in a Dutch social studies textbook for 16-year-olds portrays Russia as a monster with claws and fangs trying to devour Ukraine, while Europe extends a helping hand.

Another image in the same text book also characterizes Russia as a ‘non-free’ country.

This picture, first published in a Dutch newspaper in early 2014, is placed in textbook’s Chapter 7 titled ‘Countries without democracy’. Pupils are asked to describe what's happening in the cartoon.

Jun 24 06:08

France summons US envoy over ‘Wikileaks’ spying revelations

The revelations were first reported by French daily Liberation and on news website Mediapart, which said the NSA spied on presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande during the period of at least 2006 until May 2012.

According to the documents, Mr Sarkozy considered restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without US involvement and Mr Hollande feared a Greek euro zone exit back in 2012.

Mr Le Foll said Paris had not decided whether to launch legal proceedings as Germany had done but, amid calls from some quarters for retaliation, played down diplomatic consequences.

“In the face of threats that we face and given the historic ties linking us, we have to keep a perspective,“ he said. “We‘re not going to break diplomatic ties.“

Jun 24 04:59

Truth About Scientifically Supported Vaccine-Autism-Inflammatory Bowel Disease Connection


At the event, Dr. Wakefield cleared up some major misconceptions about his famous paper, including the lie that it declared all vaccines to cause autism. He had this to say concerning the structure and intent of his greatly misunderstood research:

“No one has read this paper. No one actually knows what it says. This is a case series. This is the way human disease syndromes are described, whether it’s Asperger’s syndrome or Crohn’s disease or multiple sclerosis — a handful of patients that present with a similar pattern of signs and symptoms that merit investigation and reporting in their own right.”

June 23, 2015

Jun 23 23:43

Why Can’t Dolezal Be a Jenner?

Jun 23 22:11

Reclaim the MONEY POWER with Publicly-Owned Banks

The thesis [of the book "Web of Debt" by Ellen Brown] is that the power to create money has been usurped by a private international banking cartel, which issues our money as debt and lends it back to us at interest. The cartel makes it appear that governments are creating our money, and governments get blamed when things go wrong; but they are actually just pawns of the cartel. We the people can get back our government and our republic only by reclaiming the power to create our own money. We can use the same credit system that private banks use, but administered as a public utility, monitored and overseen by public servants on the model of libraries and courts. To be a sustainable system, profits need to be returned to the community rather than siphoned off into private coffers. --Ellen Brown...interview with Daily Bell

"I have faith in the sort of government "of the people, by the people, for the people" described by Abraham Lincoln; but we don't have that now. What we have is government controlled by a few giant corporations, and they got their power by acquiring the power to create the national money supply. "Allow me to issue and control a nation's currency," Amschel Mayer Rothschild allegedly said in the 18th century, "and I care not who makes its laws." That statement may be apocryphal, but that is how they did it, and that is the power we have to get back if we want a just and trustworthy government that represents people rather than wealthy corporations. --Ellen Brown...interview with Daily Bell

Jun 23 21:57

China Syndrome - or why the PCR won't get sucked into a pointless war with the United States

China’s meteoric rise has Washington worried, not because China is a threat to its neighbors or to US national security, but because China’s influence is expanding across the region. It’s creating the institutions it needs to finance its own development (AIIB and New BRICS Bank), it’s building the infrastructure needed to connect the continents with state-of-the-art high-speed rail (New Silk Road), and its attracting allies and trading partners who want to participate in its plan for growth and prosperity. This is why Washington is worried; it’s because China has transformed itself into an economic powerhouse that doesn’t conform to the neoliberal model of punitive austerity, pernicious privatization, and madcap asset inflation.

Jun 23 21:50

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations.

Jun 23 19:00

Why Iceland's Decision To Jail Its Bankers Is Triggering A Revolution

The country has imposed the tax to prevent it hemorrhaging money as it loosens bank laws imposed six years ago, when Iceland made the shocking decision to let its banks go bust. via Belfast Telegraph

Iceland also allowed bankers to be prosecuted as criminals – in contrast to the US and Europe, where banks were fined, but chief executives escaped punishment.

The proof that icelands decison six years ago is now baring fruits could trigger a world wide revoltion - something that the elites are desperately trying to keep a lid on.

Jun 23 18:19

Teacher: Lowering boy into trash can was meant to calm him

A special needs teacher accused of putting an autistic 2nd grader head-first into a trash can testified that she was joking around with the child when she did it.

Jun 23 18:18

Alberta passes bill banning corporate and union donations to political parties

Legislation banning corporate and union donations to political parties has passed in the Alberta legislature.

Jun 23 18:12

Obama: TPP a secret treaty because ‘US War on Terror requires secrecy’

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(Satire): President Obama announced at a White House press conference today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty details must remain secret because the now 14-year-old US War on Terror requires secrecy from terrorist enemies, secrecy is the founding principle of American freedom, and that secrecy equals safety. Press conference excerpts:

President Obama: As you know, secrecy is a foundational principle of American freedom. From the Founding Father’s secret “Committees of Correspondence,” to Boston’s Old North Church spy signal of “one if by land, two if by sea,” to Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay using the secret name, “Publius,” as the secret name to publish The Federalist Papers to win support for our Constitution, American patriots have used secrecy to protect our great nation. Secrecy equals freedom.

Jun 23 15:58

Video: More austerity? Default? Grexit? EU talks spawn panic

After a day of talks in Brussels, a deal to save Greece’s teetering economy is still not in place

Jun 23 15:51

Freddie Grey Autopsy Report Released… And It Isn’t Like They Told You

This is another psyop just like the false portrayal of the Michael Brown case that's been designed to do exactly what it did: cause people to loot and riot. More divide and conquer.

The newly released autopsy report proves this case is NOT like they portrayed it. Guess the truth doesn't matter when the race war is getting stoked...

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Jun 23 15:32

Major banks plead guilty to felony charges of currency fraud, but are allowed to continue scam after paying fine - and nobody's in jail!

Several top kingpins behind the global financial collapse of 2008 have reportedly agreed to plead guilty for their sinister crimes, but under one major condition: that they won't actually be held legally culpable. Five of the world's largest banks -- Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays PLC, the Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS -- have all confessed to deliberately manipulating the global foreign exchange markets for illicit gain, but all of them are getting off the hook with petty fines rather than jail time and tangible operations penalties.

Jun 23 15:31

IAF strikes Gaza rocket launcher after projectile attack on southern Israel

The military placed the onus on Gaza's ruling Hamas faction to take responsibility for projectile fire emanating from the coastal Palestinian enclave.

"Hamas is the address and it bears responsibility," the IDF added.

Gazan terrorists fired a single rocket at southern Israel earlier on Tuesday night, setting off air raid sirens in the regions of Yad Mordechai, Karmiya, Zikim, and Nativ Ha'asara.

The IDF said the rocket fell in an open area in the Yad Mordechai region. No injuries or damage were reported.

IDF sources said they detected one rocket launch from Gaza and local residents reported hearing a blast.

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Sooooo, Iron Dome doesn't work, does it?

Jun 23 15:30

Russia overtakes Saudi as top China oil supplier

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Another blow to the petro-dollar.

Jun 23 15:26

The "Smart Money" Just Sold The Most Stocks In History

According to BofA's Jill Hall, "BofAML clients were big net sellers of US stocks in the amount of $4.1bn, following four weeks of net buying. Net sales were the largest since January 2008 and led by institutional clients—after three weeks of net buying, institutional clients’ net sales last week were the largest in our data history."

Jun 23 15:20

Has Washington Gone Looney Tunes?First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/06/22/has-washington-gone-looney-tunes/

Given a series of recent speeches by leading US officials and actions, the question must be frankly posed: Has Washington gone collectively looney tunes? Even as the governments of the EU are moving to buck US pressures and ease the sanctions, the Obama Administration seems intent on marching in the direction of a nuclear confrontation with Russia. As the ancient Greek expression puts it, “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad…” The following recent developments fit that pattern quite nicely, thank you.

Jun 23 15:19

The Milkman Returns: NZ Approves Raw Milk Sales and Delivery

Bowing to strong public pressure about the right to buy and drink raw milk, the New Zealand government has unveiled new rules which permit farmers to sell this most basic, probiotic rich and nutritious of foods directly to consumers.

Direct farm sales include home deliveries of raw milk to both rural and urban consumers, paving the way for the return of the beloved milkman.

Jun 23 15:04

California cop, bitten by police K-9, shoots dog

A California cop blasted a police K-9 after the dog bit him, authorities said.

The Richmond officer, who isn’t the animal’s handler, fired in self-defense, police told NBC.

The dog, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, apparently escaped from a caged police cruiser about 7 a.m. on Tuesday and attacked the cop in the station’s parking lot, authorities say.

Jun 23 14:30

Is BDS replacing Iran as Israel’s blackmail card?

Alan Hart spells out what the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement must do in order to fend off Israel’s false charge of “anti-Semitism” and to become a potent weapon.

Jun 23 14:07

World Bank Group: Project Critics Threatened, Harassed, Jailed

The World Bank Group has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds, or monitor for reprisals, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Jun 23 14:05

Petition for Oklahoma sheriff's investigation goes to judge

A petition calling for a grand jury investigation into an Oklahoma sheriff's office and whether some reserve deputies received special treatment has enough signatures to be sent to a judge, who will decide whether to empanel a jury, officials said Tuesday.

According to the Tulsa County Election Board, 6,647 of 8,952 signatures gathered by the civil rights group We The People Oklahoma were valid. The group only needed 5,000 signatures under state law.

"I'm relieved," said organizer Marq Lewis, who has called for the ouster of Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz since volunteer deputy Robert Bates fatally shot an unarmed Eric Harris on April 2. "It's an important step because we are the citizens, and we're seeing the system work."

Jun 23 13:28

Rejection of Western-Style Democracy Has Been Key to Russia's Success

Is democracy a dead cat the West wants to sell for good money? According to one of the greatest strategists of the 20th century, that would be more or less correct. In the words of Lee Kuan Yew, the late Singapore strongman, “The exuberance of democracy leads to undisciplined and disorderly conditions which are inimical to development.”
The West treats democracy as religion – a form of government so sacred that it will bomb countries into the stone age in order to sow the seeds of democracy in those places. But in Lee’s view, “Democratic procedures have no intrinsic value. What matters is good government.”

Jun 23 13:28

Obama urged to impose sanctions on China over hacking allegation

Republican presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio has called on US President Barack Obama to stop rhetoric against China and impose sanctions on the country over the hacking allegation.

Jun 23 13:20

Chuck Norris Just Unleashed the Truth About Charleston, And Every American Needs to See It

It’s a cycle as predictable as the sun rising: every time a violent shooting occurs in the United States, President Obama and the Democrats use the occasion to push for more gun control.

However, in an op-ed, Chuck Noris dropped a truth bomb on the American public — if anything, more guns in the right hands could have stopped a tragedy like Charleston from happening in the first place.

“President Obama was dead wrong when he immediately took advantage of the tragic South Carolina massacre to promote his anti-gun agenda,” Norris wrote in the piece for WND.

Jun 23 13:20

Russians Pay Less Tax Than You - And Other Surprising (?) Facts

Russia gets a bad press. Literally. In fact Western media coverage of Russia is almost always extremely negative. That would be excusable if it was mostly accurate, but in fact it’s usually blatantly wrong. The reality of Russia is far removed from the fiction that we’re meant to believe. As investors, understanding the difference is essential. Here are just some of the surprising things about Russia that you probably don’t know...

Jun 23 13:17

Europe: Victim of Its Own Sanctions

Despite the EU’s refusal to acknowledge the detrimental effect of sanctions against Russia on its own economy, the true cost is finally hitting home...

Jun 23 13:17

US ‘created ISIL for sake of Israel’: Ex-CIA contractor

The United States is seeking to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East which would make the countries there unable to stand up to Israel, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.

Jun 23 13:16

EU to Establish Propaganda Cell in Former Soviet States

The East StratComTeam will be tasked with spreading propaganda aimed at convincing people from former Soviet states that EU policies and reforms can improve their lives. However, reaction to the plan has been lukewarm at best, with one unnamed diplomat dimissing the plan as a “piece of crap”.

Jun 23 13:08

Western sanctions have positive effects on Russian economy — Public Chamber secretary

"Extension of sanctions by our Western partners is only positive for us so far," he told journalists ahead of the Public Chamber’s plenary session.
"The longer the sanctions stay in place, the better it will be for businesses, especially those operating in the sphere of import substitution," secretary of the Russian Public Chamber Alexander Brechalov said. "Obviously, the process of import substitution is underway, businessmen have felt chances and possibilities."
Brechalov stressed that neither sanctions nor Russia’s counter-sanctions had had negative impacts on the social sphere. "Social liabilities have been fulfilled completely, not a single kopeck has been sequestrated," he said.
Anti-Russian sanctions stay but Europe reluctant to toughen them - opinion http://tass.ru/en/russia/803105

Jun 23 13:02

Kiev forces violate ceasefire over 30 times on border with Donetsk republic

"The intensity of shellings carried out by the Ukrainian side over the past 24 hours reached 31 violations of the ceasefire regime," a ministry official was quoted by the Donetsk news agency as saying.
The settlements of Spartak, Yasinovataya, Kalinovka, Dokuchayevsk, Yelenovka and also the Kievsky and Kuybyshevsky districts of Donetsk particularly came under fire, he said.
Two civilians were killed in the shelling of the town of Dokuchayevsk and a neighborhood of Donetsk, the DPR’s defence ministry reported earlier on Tuesday.
The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has registered eight ceasefire violations by Ukrainian troops over the past 24 hours, say police sources, adding that three militias have been wounded.
According to police, tank guns fired on three occasions. Ukrainian troops also used cannon gunnery, grenade machine guns and mortars, police said. http://tass.ru/en/world/803133

Jun 23 12:57

FOR SALE on EBay: Hillary Clinton 2008 Confederate Flag Pins

EBay said it was banning Confederate flag merchandise from their online auction.

Apparently, they didn’t get around banning these Hillary pins yet.

Jun 23 12:54

Anti-Ukrainian moods growing in Ukraine’s southern Odessa — Self Reliance party leader

"Powerful anti-Ukrainian moods that are fuelled from outside against the background of deep poverty and region’s isolation, a very weak presence and influence of the Ukrainian state power in these regions," Odessa’s Timer online edition quoted Andriy Sadovyi as citing the reasons.
Sadovyi, mayor of the western city of Lviv, also said the Ukrainian authorities were fully unaware of how serious the situation was. In his remarks posted on a webpage after talks with Saakashvili, he urged the new Odessa leadership to take "swift and resolute moves towards integration of the region".
Impunity for crimes in Ukraine hinders national reconciliation in the country — diplomat http://tass.ru/en/world/803184

Jun 23 12:53

Fox News co-host misses target in ax throw, hits drummer — VIDEO

A video has never before been so cringeworthy, and we all have Fox News co-host Pete Hegseth to thank for this nerve-wracking clip.

According to the Huffington Post, the video comes from a June 14 broadcast of “Fox & Friends” in an apparent “lumberjack contest.”

Here we see Hegseth attempting to throw an ax at a target. He brings the ax behind his back, swings it over his head, launches it and it clears the top of the target. Not even close.

Unfortunately, the failed throw doesn’t just end there.

The clip then cuts to a drumline playing behind the target area and we see the ax hit one of the U.S Army drummers.

Jun 23 12:33

New Zeland hit by record cold -20 in Canterbury: Country's big chill

New Zealand has nearly shuddered itself to the MetService's record books after Mackenzie Country plummeted to -20 degrees overnight.

MetService Meteorologist Stephen Glassy said most of the South Island recorded sub-zero temperatures including the -20 at the Pukaki Aerodrome on the edge of Lake Pukaki.

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Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook Airport got down to -13 degrees, while Queenstown, Alexandra and Lumsden hit -7 degrees.

Mr Glassey said the bone-chilling -20 degrees recorded at Pukaki was close to the country's coldest ever recorded of -25.6 in Ranfurly in 1903.

"So that's very cold."

Jun 23 12:24

CULTURAL REVOLUTION: WALLMART AMAZON AND EBAY TO BAN CONFEDERATE MERCHANDISE

WELL, IT SEEMS THAT A LOT OF UNINFORMED PEOPLE PROPELLED BY MASS MEDIA, ARE JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON, THAT ONCE AGAIN IS HEADED NOWHERE.

THROUGH OUT HISTORY GOVERNMENTS HAVE USED SIMILAR TRAGEDIES TO BAN HISTORICAL SYMBOLS, IDEAS, REFERENCES, AND EVEN BOOKS. THIS IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF HOW THE MASSES ARE GIVEN FEEL GOOD, DO NOTHING, "SOLUTIONS" TO VERY REAL PROBLEMS.

Jun 23 11:58

UNDER US CORPORATE-RUN MEDIA BLACKOUT, PACIFIC 'TRADE' PACT MOVES STEP NEARER AFTER SENATE VOTE

In a win for Obama and a defeat for labor unions skeptical of the trade deal, the Senate voted 60-37 to limit debate on the fast-track measure. That just barely satisfied the 60-vote threshold needed after two senators who supported the bill on its first run through the Senate a month ago - Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Ben Cardin - changed their votes to "no."

Jun 23 11:22

US deploying 250 military vehicles 'incl. Abrams tanks' near Russian border

Washington plans to station hardware, including tanks and armored vehicles, in a number of European countries, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday. Nukes withdrawn in the 1980s will not return to Europe.

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania will be hosting the new hardware, and it will be possible to move it around for exercises, Carter said as he stood with his Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian counterparts on a visit to Tallinn.

However, his colleagues made it clear that putting more American hardware close to Russia's borders is a message to Moscow. "In global terms Russia is no match conventionally to US or to NATO, but here in our corner of the world, Putin believes that he enjoys regional superiority," Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser said, adding that his country is ready and willing to host the vehicles immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser: I don't know how intense your knowledge is, regarding the comparative strength of US and Russian military and equipment, but you had better take a long, hard look before making a statement like that, in public, again.

The US government pays a lot more for its weapons, but frequently does not get the bank for the buck it pays, and many times the weapons do not work at all as advertised, and the failure rate is high.

This is because US weapons makers support Congressional representatives, overtly and covertly, to support their brand and have it purchased by the US military.

The Russians may pay less for what they get, but they do get quality, and performance; just a word to someone who may want to appear wise.

Jun 23 11:12

BBC Explains Cuts in Yanukovych Interview on Crimea as Not 'Newsworthy

A spokesperson from the BBC explained to Sputnik why certain portions of its Yanukovych interview, such as dealing with his personal zoo were aired while those dealing with political issues such as Crimea were not.
The BBC spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday that it did not include ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's views on Crimea's 2014 reunification with Russia because they were not considered "most newsworthy."

The BBC instead featured remarks by Yanukovych on ostriches he maintained in his residence's zoo in his first ever interview to the Western media since the coup which ousted him. Yanukovych stated in the interview that residents of Crimea decided to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in March 2014, because they were shocked by the violence of the coup that ousted the former Ukraine president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...not newsworthy", my ASTROLABE!!!

But of course, having someone telling the truth, live, on-air, is something that neither the BBC nor its American Presstitute Cousins will ever do, if it deviates at all from the official Government narrative.

Jun 23 11:06

US CEOs earn 300 times as average workers: Report

Amid growing concern over income inequality, the most senior corporate officers in the United States made over 300 times as much as the average worker last year, according to a new report released Monday.

Jun 23 11:06

GCHQ spying on rights groups ‘illegal’

The GCHQ’s secret surveillance of two international human rights groups was illegal, according to the judicial tribunal handling complaints against the intelligence services.

Jun 23 11:00

For Obama, Any War Is Better Than No War

The White House recently announced that Obama has approved a plan to send 450 new troops into Iraq to fight ISIS. These “troops” aren’t ground troops, but instead are going in an adviser role to assist the Iraqi military.

Jun 23 10:55

Rand Paul Joins Politically Correct Leftists, Demands Confederate Flag Come Down

"That's what I would recommend... now it's a symbol of murder," Paul says

Jun 23 10:55

Yemeni Peace Talks Sabotaged by United States Supported Elements in Geneva

After nearly a week of discussions in Geneva, Switzerland the United Nations peace talks to end the fighting in Yemen have adjourned with no resolution to the months-long war.

These talks broke down after the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) backed politician, the ousted and fugitive President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, demanded that he be re-installed as the head-of-state in order for a halt to the bombing of the country which has been taking place daily since March 26.

Anywhere ranging from 2,500-4,000 people has been killed in the bombing and fighting on the ground. Some 500,000 have been reported as dislocated by humanitarian organizations.

Efforts to provide relief assistance by the Islamic Republic of Iran and other popular organizations internationally have been thwarted by the Saudi-GCC alliance backed up by Washington. The Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are assisting the Riyadh alliance through refueling and the sharing of information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By the insistence that their puppet dictator Hadi be reinstated, the US government has engineered these talks to fail.

Jun 23 10:52

The 1 Percent’s Vile New War

Rich people rarely tell you how they really feel about poor people. Occasionally, though, you get a glimpse. Earlier this week, the Washington Post published a story about Rancho Santa Fe, a small but extremely wealthy enclave in Southern California. Like the rest of California, the people of Rancho Santa Fe are dealing with a drought.
As you might imagine, that means water is scarce and conservation is critical. For the denizens of Rancho Santa Fe, however, conservation is someone else’s problem, namely poor people.

According to Steve Yuhas, who lives in the area and hosts a conservative talk-radio show, privileged people “should not be forced to live on property with brown lawns, golf on brown courses or apologize for wanting their gardens to be beautiful.” Oh, the humanity! In case it wasn’t clear, Yuhas added that the right to water ought to scale with income: “No, we’re not all equal when it comes to water.”

Jun 23 10:45

Nun, 85, in nuclear protest set to remain free after sabotage charge dropped

An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists will probably remain free after government prosecutors told defense attorneys they will not seek to have a sabotage charge reconsidered.

Sister Megan Rice was originally sentenced to three years and Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were each sentenced to nearly five years for vandalizing the outside of a Tennessee bunker storing bomb-grade uranium.

Last month, a panel of the sixth US circuit court of appeals overturned the most serious conviction against the three. The court upheld a conviction for injuring government property.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that this case - and the acquittal of those charged - will start a national dialogue about what will really create greater safety for the people of this country.

And there is one thing for which I would advocate, very strongly, and that would be the following; that the US government stops mucking about in other people's countries for resources to which they can claim absolutely no moral right.

If the US government had put a fraction of the investment these wars have cost us into the development of sustainable, affordable energy, we would not be in these horrific, and unwinnable wars in which this country is enmeshed.

But, of course, THAT ... would be logical.

Jun 23 10:38

Afghanistan's security on the brink of collapse

The Taliban attacks on the Afghan parliament and the northern city of Kunduz are a reflection of the fragile security situation prevailing in the country. DW examines.

Screams, smoke and smashed windows - a shocking video of the attack on the Afghan parliament is making rounds on social media. The television footage shows what happened inside the building at the time of the attack on June 22. A huge explosion rocked the parliament complex as Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi was about to read out his welcome address.

The MP initially tried to calm lawmakers, saying "it's an electrical issue." Parliamentarians, however, already switched into a panic mode as Ibrahimi was escorted out of the building.

Images like these illustrate the extent of insecurity plaguing the war-torn South Asian nation. In fact, lawmakers had assembled for a general meeting to vote on a new defense minister, a position that has not been filled since President Ashraf Ghani took office over a year ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we are dealing with here is a completely failed US/NATO occupation, nearly 13 years on.

But of course, the US government, in its normally pathological mode, cannot admit defeat, and leave, which the old Soviet Union was forced to do all those many years ago.

It spins consistent failure as "victory", while our young men and women continue to come home in body bags, or maimed for life.

President Obama could end this in a heartbeat, if he so chose, but unfortunately, we are dealing with a President who cannot admit either failure or responsibility for ANYTHING.

So it looks like whoever the next President of the US will be must be the one to end it - if they have any shred of sense whatsoever.

Jun 23 10:31

Judge Believes Raping a 3 Year Old ‘IS NOT’ Intent to Harm Child – Seriously?

This California judge just reduced a child rapist’s mandatory 25-year sentence down to only 10 years – said anything more would be ‘cruel and unusual punishment.’
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Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly told California jury that 20-year-old Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto ‘did not intend to harm’ the three-year-old girl he raped at his family home in June.

The judge said he was sure that “although Rojano-Nieto sodomized the girl and covered her mouth so she couldn’t scream out, there was no violence or callous disregard for the victim’s well-being.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is your justice system on drugs. Any questions?

Jun 23 10:31

Insecticide used to treat head lice can cause cancer, WHO says

An insecticide that's found in select head lice treatments in Canada causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a World Health Organization research panel said Tuesday.

Jun 23 10:29

KFC Runs DNA Test on Alleged ‘Deep Fried Rat’ – Guess What They Found

Last week the Internet recoiled in horror when a man in California posted a video of what appeared to be a deep-fried rat that had been served to him at a local KFC. However, it seems that KFC got hold of this alleged rodent and ran some DNA tests on it and found that it really was just a piece of chicken that happened to be oddly rat-shaped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just WHO did that DNA test?

Jun 23 10:28

Obama extending amnesty to illegals in prisons, jails

Agents will still troll local prisons and jails looking for immigrants, but they will no longer try to deport those with drug possession offenses, theft or fraud if it involved stealing an identity in order to further their unlawful presence in the country, the House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday.

Even some illegal immigrants who have been charged with serious felonies but who are released by the local authorities won’t be picked up by immigration agents until they’re actually convicted, the committee said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Obama is unleashing a flood of criminal illegals across the country at the same time he insists law-abiding legal Americans be disarmed.

Jun 23 10:27

UN report blasts Gaza war tactics Israel has defended

An inquiry by a commission of the U.N. Human Rights Council into last summer’s Gaza conflict and an Israeli report issued last week on the same topic offer vastly divergent interpretations on the use of overwhelming Israeli firepower against militants from Hamas and other groups in a crowded civilian setting.

The Israeli report absolved the country’s military forces of violations, saying what happened is the consequence of fighting against a group that had taken up positions in crowded urban settings.

The United Nations report, which was issued Monday, asserted, however, that both Israel and Palestinian armed groups may have committed war crimes and that Israeli officials had brought no one to account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No country on the planet is going to attempt to bring Israel to heel militarily for its wanton disregard for Palestinian life; we are dealing, here, with a viciously apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

However, this is why the BDS movement must succeed; this speaks to both the Israeli government, and people, in a language they can readily understand.

Jun 23 10:21

Concerns as Pentagon Chief Broaches Possibility of ‘Three Iraqs, not One’

The Abadi government in Iraq already has enough reasons to be pessimistic about their chances of beating ISIS and reunification of the country afterwards, since they lose seemingly every major battle against ISIS. Analysts are increasingly concerned, however, that pessimistic comments out of the US are going to really weigh on them.

Testifying to the House Armed Services Committee last week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered a pretty negative assessment on the Iraqi military. But the real eye-opener for some was the revelation within his comments that the Pentagon is already opening planning for the contingency that Iraq will never be reunified at all.

Though the US is still operating under the assumption that ISIS, as such, will eventually be defeated, they see it entirely possible that the post-ISIS Iraq will mean the Shi’ite-dominated existing government will lose the Sunni Arab west as well as the Kurdish north to two separate independence pushes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient: this is precisely the outcome for which Israel had been advocating, even before the advent of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Jun 23 10:17

Australia: Political cover-up over Sydney siege continues

The first eight-day session of a planned year-long inquest by the New South Wales Coroners Court into last December’s Sydney siege began on May 25, focussing entirely on the background and history of the hostage taker, Man Horan Monis.

Jun 23 10:12

Senate Gives Obama Huge Win On Trade

The Senate on Tuesday handed President Barack Obama the biggest legislative victory of his second term, with a dramatic vote clearing the way for major trade agreements with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union.

The 60-37 vote all but ensures the passage of legislation that will allow Obama to "fast-track" his negotiated trade pacts through Congress, preventing filibusters or amendments. Liberals have long assailed Obama's trade agenda, but Republicans successfully wooed a bloc of Democrats led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to secure enough votes to overcome a filibuster.

With the 60-vote threshold cleared, the path is now open for the Senate to take a final vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every senator who voted, and votes, affirmatively for these pieces of legislation is a complete, absolute traitor to the American people they allegedly represent.

This is an absolutely, painfully clear demonstration that Congress is, collectively, simply a whore to the corporations which pay them, handsomely, to do their bidding.

Jun 23 10:11

Feeding Forward CEO Komal Ahmad shows off surplus food collected from the Bite Silicon Valley food-tech conference in early June. Leftovers gathered at this event fed more than 4,279 people at eight different shelters and food banks.

One lunch changed Komal Ahmad's life.
It was 2011. She had just come back from Navy medical training and was attending the University of California at Berkeley to start work on her undergraduate degree.
While she was walking near campus one fall day, a homeless man approached her, asking for money to buy food because he was hungry. Instead of giving him cash, Ahmad invited the man to lunch. As they ate, he told her his story. He was a soldier recently returned from Iraq and had a bad turn of luck.

Jun 23 10:08

Ain’t That America

The eleven-year-old girl shrieked in horror as the shower curtain was ripped away, leaving her exposed to the view of a large male stranger. Her sense of violation was compounded by the threat of immediate, violent death: The marauder was wearing body armor and aiming an assault rifle at the naked, terrified child.

Jun 23 10:08

When "Too Big to Fail" Fails: The Scheme to Seize Depositors’ Money

Late last year, the heads of state of the G20, the developed nations, met in Brisbane, Australia. One piece of business was the advancement of new banking rules that will allow what were called the Too Big to Fail Banks, and are now called Global Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs) to seize depositors’ money to save themselves in the next crash.

Jun 23 10:03

White House funded ISIS video shows caged prisoners lowered into a swimming pool and drowned

Filmed in the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, the sickening seven minute long video uses expensive underwater cameras to film the terrified men as they sink below the surface with no hope of escape.

Jun 23 10:03

NEW JAMA STUDY CONFIRMS NURSE WHISTLEBLOWING: ROUTINE HOSPITAL VACCINE DAMAGE HAPPENING TO INFANTS

It was not long ago that headlines were made by Michelle Rowton of Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines during a live interview with David Knight of infowars.com. The nurse turned whistleblower spoke of the callous, daily operating procedure she witnessed happening in the hospital she worked at. Her admissions were yet another log on a fire lit long ago burning for people’s right to have medical freedom and choice. In that viral interview, Rowton went on record to state:

“I think what a lot of people don’t realize in a closed space like NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) is that they’ve decided that we need to vaccinate these babies on-time. Two months after they’re born…bam, there it goes. This baby could be four months early and still supposed to be inside their mother, weighting three or four pounds and getting the same amount of vaccines as a 200 pound man.”

Rowton then went further to break bombshell news at the time by saying:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

If any one of our readers knows someone who might be delivering a baby early, please be sure to share this with them, so that there is some statement in the file that indicates if the hospital vaccinates a baby in the NICU in a way that threatens its life, the doctor who has given the order, and the hospital, will be sued out of existence by the parents of that infant.

Jun 23 09:59

Climate change called 'medical emergency'

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last 50 years of gains in development and global health, experts warned on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The reckless practice of selling harmful drugs is catching up with Big Pharma, but they'll drop the blame for all the harmful side effects on Human-Caused Global Warming!

Jun 23 09:57

Let's Remove Spineless Elected Officials in SC Rather than the Confederate Flag

In the wake of the Charleston shootings, renewed calls from cultural Marxists have come calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse and it seems that spineless Republicans are incapable of making a stand, including Governor Nikki Haley.

Jun 23 09:57

Greek debt crisis LIVE UPDATES

Pensioners are marching through Athens with demands to end austerity, according to reports on Twitter. At least 70 coaches with protesters have reportedly arrived.

Jun 23 09:56

WikiLeaks 'Saudi Cables': Gulf States were willing to pay $10bn for Mubarak's release

The Gulf States were willing to pay $10 billion for the release of deposed Egyptian President Mubarak, according to the so-called 'Saudi Cables' released by WikiLeaks. The whistleblowing site has published 60,000 top-secret documents from these cables.

An undated cable, labeled “top secret,” quotes an unnamed Egyptian official saying the Muslim Brotherhood would agree to release Mubarak in exchange for $10 billion "since the Egyptian people will not benefit from his imprisonment."

Jun 23 09:56

Drug Company Chief: Our Drugs Do Not Work on Most Patients

A senior executive with Britain's biggest drugs company has admitted that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them.

Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said fewer than half of the patients prescribed some of the most expensive drugs actually derived any benefit from them.

It is an open secret within the drugs industry that most of its products are ineffective in most patients but this is the first time that such a senior drugs boss has gone public. His comments come days after it emerged that the NHS drugs bill has soared by nearly 50 per cent in three years, rising by £2.3bn a year to an annual cost to the taxpayer of £7.2bn. GSK announced last week that it had 20 or more new drugs under development that could each earn the company up to $1bn (£600m) a year.

Jun 23 09:53

Topless barbers trimming US sailors around the clock

TOPLESS female barbers have been working around the clock to cope with the numbers of American sailors suddenly in need of a hair cut.

Jasmine Robson runs topless hairdressing salon Barber Babes out of her adult entertainment venue The Grosvenor on George.

She said she must have been one of the first people to discover the sailors were coming to town over a week ago.

Jun 23 09:52

Gowdy's Benghazi panel releases newest Clinton-Blumenthal emails

“Once again the Benghazi Committee uncovers information that should already be part of the public record but was not made available to the American people or congressional investigators,” said Gowdy. “These emails should have been part of the public record when Secretary Clinton left office and at a bare minimum included when the State Department released Clinton’s self-selected records on Libya. For that reason, the committee has made the decision to release the latest set of Clinton’s public records unearthed by the committee,” said Gowdy, a former criminal prosecutor.

Jun 23 09:51

The 6 Stupidest Acts Of Journalistic Fraud Ever Attempted

Calling for the death of a random civil servant is bad enough, but this particular protest followed the murder of two police officers in New York City. Clearly, the race war that Fox has spent the past several years warning everyone about was ready to explode:

Except, of course, for the part where that's not at all what happened. As it turned out, the protesters were actually chanting, "We won't stop, we can't stop, 'til killer cops, are in cell blocks." The news report left out those crucial last four syllables.

This was not an accident. The audio of the video, which was being presented by reporter Melinda Roeder and cameraman Greg McNair, was deliberately altered by looping of the phrase "killer cop" to make the protesters sound like a pack of bloodthirsty psychopaths.

Jun 23 09:49

Senate advances fast-track trade bill for Obama

The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority.

The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"This will be my greatest achievement since Obamacare!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 23 09:47

Top al Qaeda leader reported killed in Yemen

Top al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi was killed Friday in a suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen's Hadramout region, according to two Yemeni national security officials.

Tweets from known AQAP operatives also spoke of al-Wuhayshi having been martyred, and of AQAP military commander Qasm al-Rimi (also known as Abu Hureira al-Sanaani) having been appointed as al-Wuhayshi's replacement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reader comment: PBS news hour reported this story yesterday. The final word on this story was that the United States said, that he was a person of interest. Judge, jury, and executioner for a PERSON of interest. This kind of policy will kill many innocent people. Terrorism recruitment will flourish under this policy, but that is actually their goal. Continued wars; acquisition of land and resources, and installing military bases to control the regions. They can not steal during times of peace can they? Jeb Bush will continue the need for wars philosophy. "The terrorists want to take what little freedoms we have left".

Jun 23 09:44

THE UN’s BLURRED VISION

Israel systematically targeted Palestinian residential buildings and infrastructure without any apparent military justification. The horror of what Israel did, detailed in the 183-page report, cannot be adequately summarized here.

In total, 2,251 Palestinians were killed, including 1,462 Palestinian civilians, among them 551 children, the report states. More than 11,000 Palestinians, including 3,540 women and 3,436 children, were injured with almost 10 percent suffering permanent disabilities.

Six civilians died in Israel and more than 60 Israeli soldiers died in fighting with the Palestinian resistance.

But a key finding is that the mass destruction and killing inflicted by Israel, often amounting to war crimes, “may have constituted military tactics reflective of a broader policy, approved at least tacitly by decision-makers at the highest levels of the Government of Israel.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jun 23 09:41

JOKE OF THE MONTH ~~ HILLARY HONOURS RAMADAN BY TAKING ON A MUSLIM NAME

Jun 23 09:18

?Sanctions create favorable conditions for Russian industry – trade minister

The sanctions have multiple advantages for Russia, as they motivate companies to turn to domestically produced goods and boost the economy, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told RT.

“I don’t want to sound cynical, but since I’m in charge of the real sector of the economy, in charge of the Russian industry, I can say we’ve actually benefited in more ways than one from sanctions imposed last year,” said Manturov at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum (SPIEF), adding that before the sanctions were put into effect Russian companies paid less attention to domestic products.

"...now sanctions provided them [companies and consumers - Ed.] with additional motivation, and they are turning to Russian companies. This generates demand for the Russian industry. So, to me, this was an advantage, in a sense," he added.

Jun 23 09:13

Rare triple crescent moons orbiting Saturn caught by Cassini probe

The Cassini spacecraft captured a stunning image of three crescent moons orbiting the planet Saturn. It managed to photograph Titan, Mimas and Rhea all in the same shot.

Jun 23 09:07

“Rent a Crowd” Company Admits Politicians Are Using Their Service

Did you listen to Jeb Bush make his announcement yesterday? Did you hear loud cheers from a crowd that seemed excited at the prospect that there could be another Bush as President? Was I the only one confused? I don’t know one person who doesn’t threaten to leave the Country if it’s Bush vs Clinton for President again. Can’t imagine folks actually excited and cheering for Jeb.

Jun 23 09:07

Hottest Year Ever Update

In June, 1934 half of the US was over 100 degrees.

So far this June, only a tiny percentage of stations have been over 100 degrees.

The percentage of US stations reaching 100 degrees in June has plummeted over the past 80 years.

Jun 23 09:07

New Pentagon manual declares journalists can be enemy combatants

The Pentagon’s new thick book of instructions for waging war the legal way says that terrorists also can be journalists.

Jun 23 08:48

Missing Ex-White House Chef's Body Found In New Mexico

Webmaster addition: This was the chef hired by the Clintons when they were in the White House.

Jun 23 08:25

Ebola Returns to Sierra Leone Capital After Weeks of No New Cases

Two new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been recorded in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, about three weeks after the most recent new cases were found, underscoring the difficulty of ridding the region of the disease.

Jun 23 08:24

Pentagon will salary to fight against ISIL

The U.S. will pay salary to Syrian moderates fighting the ISIL, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, they have been doing it all along. They are just getting around to admitting that the fighters in Syria trying to overthrow Assad are mercenaries working for the US.

Jun 23 08:22

NATO plans 40,000-strong rapid response force in E. Europe

NATO’s rapid response Spearhead Force in Europe might reach 40,000 troops, a tenfold growth from the initial 4,000-strong force deployed last year, the military alliance’s chief said. Most of these troops will be stationed near Russian borders.

“NATO defense ministers ... [will] make a decision to further increase the strength and capacity of the 13,000-strong NATO Response Force (NRF) to 30,000 or 40,000 troops,” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday.

The decision is to be officially announced during NATO’s defense ministers meeting on June 24-25 in Brussels.

Jun 23 08:21

BEX ALERT - US Nationalist Group Says South Carolina Shooter Had Legitimate Motives

On Friday, Charleston Police Department charged Roof with 9 counts of murder and possession of a firearm. He reportedly shouted racist remarks about African-Americans before opening fire on churchgoers at the historic black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night.

"We of course categorically condemn his act, but that doesn't mean his motives weren't entirely legitimate," Taylor was quoted as saying by ABC News.

The shooter reportedly relied on the CofCC’s distorted data on African-American rapists to partially validate his actions.

"Even as we're speaking right now, a white woman is probably being raped by a black man. If we're going to have any kind of honest discussion of race in this country, you're going to have to talk about black-on-white violence."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, someone wants race riots so the government can declare martial law!

Jun 23 08:20

Warren Buffett: Derivatives Are Still Weapons Of Mass Destruction And ‘Are Likely To Cause Big Trouble’

After all these years, the most famous investor in the world still believes that derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. And you know what? He is exactly right. The next great global financial collapse that so many are warning about is nearly upon us, and when it arrives derivatives are going to play a starring role.

Jun 23 08:20

Israel’s Response to Everything: Collective Punishment

International law is clear. Fourth Geneva’s Article 33 states:

“No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.”

It doesn’t matter. Israel systematically ignores all international human rights, humanitarian and other laws it objects to – as well as dozens of earlier Security Council Resolutions condemning or censuring its actions and demanding they end, none in recent years because of US vetoes.

Jun 23 08:20

Ron Paul says Sino-Russian currency will ‘dethrone dollar’

Former US congressman Ron Paul says Washington’s increasing pressure on Moscow might force Russia and China to make a new currency to dethrone the US dollar.

Jun 23 08:19

Doctors urged to amputate healthy limbs

A Canadian university teacher has argued during a radio interview doctors should amputate the limbs of able-bodied, physically healthy individuals who consider themselves “transabled,” positing such extreme procedures will help those people feel “empowered.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ritual mutilation has returned!

Jun 23 08:10

Is Big Brother spying on you through your computer?

Initially, the NSA built backdoors into the world’s most popular software program – Microsoft Windows – by 1999.

A top expert in the ‘microprocessors’ or ‘chips’ inside every computer – having helped start two semiconductor companies and a supercomputer firm – says:

He would be “surprised” if the US National Security Agency was not embedding “back doors” inside chips produced by Intel and AMD, two of the world’s largest semiconductor firms, giving them the possibility to access and control machines.

And a government expert told the Washington Post that the government “quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type” (confirmed). Even that is just “the tip of the iceberg”, according to a congress member briefed on the NSA’s spying program.

The New York Times reported in 2011 that German police were using spyware to turn on the webcam and microphone on peoples’ computers:

Jun 23 08:08

Will Seizure of Russian Assets Hasten Dollar Decline?

The timing of these actions is quite curious, coming as the Greek crisis in the EU seems to be reaching a tipping point and Greece, having perhaps abandoned the possibility of rapprochement with Europe, has been making overtures to Russia to help bail it out of its mess. And with the IMF’s recent statement pledging its full and unconditional support to Ukraine, it has become even more clear that the IMF and other major multilateral institutions are not blindly technical organizations, but rather are totally subservient lackeys to the foreign policy agenda emanating from Washington. Toe the DC party line and the internationalists will bail you out regardless of how badly you mess up, but if you even think about talking to Russia you will face serious consequences.

Jun 23 08:04

The Whistleblower's Tale

Sterling’s case has drawn attention primarily for two reasons: it was part of the Obama Administration’s controversial crackdown on leakers and whistleblowers, and prosecutors had tried to force the Times reporter, James Risen, to divulge the name of his source, whom the government believed was Sterling. The case, known as United States of America v. Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, was treated mainly as a freedom-of-the-press issue, with Risen as the heroic centerpiece. Lost in the judicial briefs about the First Amendment was the black man in the middle.

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Contrast this with how Patreaus was treated!

Jun 23 08:02

Tsipras under pressure agreed to the "solidarity tax" on earnings

Google Translate: French President Francois Hollande on the results of the summit said:

"We are approaching an agreement, but there are still a lot of work. It must be to reach a comprehensive and dugovro?nog agreement. It should all end by the end of nedelje.Ne can not be said about the exclusion of Greece from the eurozone. "

Hollande admitted that there would be no third program of financial aid to Athens:

Jun 23 08:00

MEGA BEX ALERT - Putin’s Plot to Get Texas to Secede

To be sure, Russian support for a disintegrated North American continent remains far from official policy. “It's just another mischief-making gambit,” NYU professor and noted Russian commentator Mark Galeotti told me. “Nothing seriously to be worried about.” Still, the mere fact that such language is coming not simply from the Russian fringe but has begun percolating upward fits into a broader, darker theme. “[It’s] indicative of Russia’s current information warfare tactics,” Galeotti continued, “which are not so much positive—in the sense of wanting to, or expecting to make something specific happen—as negative, trying to spread discord, uncertainty and chaos so as to prevent the West in general, and the USA in particular, from being able to develop and maintain a strong consensus policy against Moscow.”

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Jun 23 07:52

Europe’s Malpractice of Greece

A modern hospital is equipped with a variety of specialized wards. One of them is the intensive care unit, or ICU. Here go those who are especially sick and in need of the most devoted attention. The existence of the ICU recognizes that illness and operations do not affect all patients in the same way. Some, who are robust, recover quickly. Others who are weaker, or older, or sicker, may require different treatments and more help.

Jun 23 07:51

Constituents to Senators: Reject Fast Track, or Don't Come Home

With votes scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, anti-Fast Trackers are being urged to call their senators, while activists are also organized the #SenatorDontComeHome Twitter storm for Monday afternoon at 1 pm EDT, in which they told lawmakers to block Fast Track or risk alienating constituents.

Jun 23 07:50

Southern Baptists Flip out over Same-Sex “Marriage,” Are Okay with Government-Run Children's “Education”

There's something bizarre about watching someone try to kill a hornet with a nuclear strike while simultaneously protecting the hornet's nest from which it came, but that's pretty much what we're witnessing now from many "Christian leaders" who seem to take every opportunity to express outrage and even threaten civil disobedience over the looming Supreme Court pronouncement on the subject of homosexual "marriage."

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If you don't like gay marriage, don't marry a gay! Problem solved! But look how much evil arises from one group insisting they have a "divine" right to tell everyone else how to live.

Jun 23 07:48

American Medical Association Supports the Elimination of Parents’ Right to Make Vaccine Choices, and California Takes Another Step Toward Medical Tyranny

In 2012, then California Assemblyman Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)1 assured Californians that a bill he sponsored (AB2107) to increase child vaccination rates in the state would not remove parental rights to make vaccine choices for their children.

Now a state Senator, he's singing a different tune. This year he worked with attorney Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) to fast track a bill (SB277) through the state legislature

The bill would make it virtually impossible for California children to attend daycare or get a school education without receiving more than 40 doses of 10 federally recommended vaccines or filing a medical vaccine exemption granted by a medical doctor.

Jun 23 07:48

International Criticism Of US Human Rights Record Over Pinkney Case

By Brandon Turbeville

US violations of Constitutional and human rights have long been recognized by countries who have been unfortunate enough to find themselves victims of Western and US imperialism. These countries have, on occasion, also been vocal about them.

European silence has come despite the incessant wars committed overseas, the enormous population of imprisoned people in the US, the elimination of privacy, dictatorship of corporations and banks, and the authoritarian crackdown on American citizens.

Recently, however, a respected member of the Italian judicial community, Ferdinando Imposimato, was moved by the case of Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan...

Jun 23 07:47

Bipartisan distrust of Obama threatens trade deal, remainder of term

Global warming has emerged as the newest battleground on trade, with opponents on both the right and the left trying to use the hot-button issue to sink President Obama’s quest for a legacy-building free trade deal.

Conservatives argue that Mr. Obama will use trade negotiating powers to write a binding climate deal into any agreement and say that alone is reason to deny the White House fast-track negotiating powers.

Jun 23 07:40

Zionists' grip over Hollywood

In this edition of Hollywood Cut we will examine the Zionist lobby's grip over Hollywood and ask: Do Zionists own Hollywood and the media? How is Israel spreading its propaganda in its favor while resorting to the most complicated techniques to vilify its foes?

Jun 23 07:39

Water cannons deployed in Armenian electricity price hike protest

Thousands of people have gathered in the center of Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, to demand that the head of the country retracts the authorities’ decision to hike electricity prices for the public.

Jun 23 07:37

White House Won’t Back FBI Chief on Charleston ‘Terror’

The head of the FBI became of the object of anger and ridicule when he said the Charleston massacre wasn’t political terror. The White House isn’t exactly coming to his defense.

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"The shooting supports my racism agenda!" -- Official White Horse Souse

"No it doesn't; it supports my terror agenda!" -- FIB

"You are both wrong, the shooting supports my gun control agenda!" -- Karl Rover

(sounds of fistfight)

Jun 23 07:34

Gaza's amazing dinosaur attraction takes you back millions of years

J G Ballard needed environmental change to bring the dinosaurs back to life in his 1962 novel The Drowned World. At Gaza's DinoZoo, though, Palestinian engineers, with German support, have used animatronic technology to do just that.

Owner Iskander Abu-Karam has spent a lot of money on the attraction, not least because of the shortage of the resources needed. "I wanted to challenge the siege on Gaza and offer something new for my guests," he explained. "DinoZoo is a very popular attraction that takes take our guests on a journey that started and ended millions of years ago."

Jun 23 07:31

Papal Impropriety: The Dark Secrets Of The Vatican Bank

The Vatican Bank has been plagued by corruption and criminality ever since it was established in 1942. Yet this is hardly a surprise, given that no bona fide legal system is currently in place to ensure check and balances for the bank of God.

The scandals surrounding the Vatican’s finances strain credulity. At the heart of the Catholic Church, we find murder, collusion with violent crime, bribery and money laundering.

But the Church has, and will, never admit to any financial wrongdoing. With an image of sanctity to protect, the Catholic Church simply cannot admit to any illegality or immorality. In this respect, there is a parallel with the Holy See’s persistent denials of sexual abuse among the clergy. This pretence of moral purity can be maintained because the tiny Vatican state is not subject to Italian law enforcement.

Jun 23 07:29

Video: US Police Killings Violate International Law

len Ford: Amnesty International finds all 50 states and Washington DC fail to comply with international law and standards on the use of lethal force by law.

Jun 23 07:28

Vatican Bank is the main shareholder in ‘Pietro Beretta’ arms

Perhaps few people know that Pietro Beretta arms factory Ltd. (the largest arms industry in the world) and is controlled by the Holding SpA Beretta and the majority shareholder of the Beretta Holding SpA after Gussalli Ugo Beretta, is the IOR (Institute for Works of Religion [commonly known as the Vatican Bank]) private institution founded in 1942 by Pope Pius XII and headquartered in Vatican City.

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Sooooo ... I guess the Pope isn't a Christian!

Jun 23 07:21

UN's Gaza war report bolsters the Palestinian ICC camp

The report was published on the day the Palestinian unity government dissolved, yet shortly before the Palestinians depart for The Hague in a rare act of unity.

Jun 23 07:20

“Balance” in UN Gaza report can’t hide massive Israeli war crimes

Despite the “balanced” language that is now the habitual refuge of international officials hoping to avoid false accusations of anti-Israel bias, the evidence shows that the scale and impact of Israeli violence dwarfs anything allegedly done by Palestinians.

Jun 23 07:19

The fight for relevance in Syria

President Barack Obama intends to appoint Michael Ratney, the consul general to Jerusalem, to succeed Daniel Rubenstein as the State Department's go-to official for dealing with the Syrian crisis and interacting with the Syrian opposition, three administration officials told me.

Jun 23 07:18

Patriots’ owner brings 20 NFL veterans to Netanyahu who calls on them to block Obama’s Iran deal

Robert Kraft, the owner of the champion New England Patriots, is a longtime supporter of Israel. Today he led a delegation of 20 former NFL players, many of them in the Hall of Fame, to Israel, where they met with PM Benjamin Netanyahu and he used the visit to inveigh against the Iran deal.

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Netanyau is getting desperate if he is down to using sports stars!

Jun 23 07:16

The Catholic Church discovered 2 cases of child pornography possession within the Vatican last year

In his report, Milano said Vatican police had investigated "two delicate cases, of varying degrees of seriousness, of possession of child pornography material" by people living or working inside the city-state, which is the headquarters of the 1.2 billion member Church.

The prosecutor gave no details but a Vatican spokesman said one of them involved Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop who was arrested last September in the Vatican on charges of having paid for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic.

Francis approved the arrest - the first inside the Vatican related to allegations of sexual abuse - in order to send a strong signal that even high-ranking Church officials would be held accountable if they committed abuse, the Vatican said at the time.

Italian media reported at the time of his arrest that child pornography was found on his computer. He is currently under arrest in the Vatican awaiting trial.

Jun 23 07:15

The Catholic Church Pornography Scandal

The Catholic Church pornography scandal has hit,

with evidence coming to light that the Vatican is making some considerable profits investing in companies which sell porn. The Austrian publishing company Beltwild (wholly owned by the Vatican) sells a range of 2,500 pornographic titles from which the Catholic Church handsomely profits. When questioned about this Catholic Church pornography issue, the PR department at the Vatican adopted three defensive positions.

Jun 23 07:12

‘Saudi Cables release is just one tenth of what we have’ – WikiLeaks to RT

Journalists have established the authenticity of the first tranche of the top secret Saudi documents published by WikiLeaks, as Saudi Arabia has warned not to distribute them, spokesperson for the WikiLeaks told RT adding that ‘it’s just the beginning.’

“We are seeing how the oil money is being used to increase influence of Saudi Arabia which is substantial of course - this is ally of the US and the UK. And since this spring it has been waging war in neighboring Yemen,” Icelandic investigative journalist and spokesperson for the WikiLeaks organization Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT.

Jun 23 07:11

Severe solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected to be visible

A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them.

Jun 23 07:11

Lessons from the UN Gaza report: Next stop, ICC?

To the relief of Israel and the chagrin of many others, the UN report into last summer’s war in Gaza is not an indictment of Israel. It does not declare conclusively that Israel committed war crimes and it is certainly not one-sided. The Human Rights Council report released on Monday is valuable, nevertheless, when read as a preview of what might transpire in a much more consequential body investigating the 2014 war — the International Criminal Court.

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