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July 18, 2014

Jul 18 09:36

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to obtain non-NATO ally status, increase in transfer of military assets

Baku – APA. The U.S. Congress passed in two readings a Russian aggression prevention bill that provides major non-NATO ally status for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova (during the period in which each of such countries meets specified criteria) for purposes of the transfer or possible transfer of defense articles or defense services. The bill was submitted to the competent commission for being prepared for the final reading, APA reports, quoting the official website of the U.S. Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This means we are going to see a massive ratcheting up of war materials getting sent to Ukraine in order to quash Eastern separatists, but we have to look at the bigger picture here.

The US government (and, of course, the Federal Reserve) are terrified by the rising use of the ruble and the yuan in international financial trade. Unfortunately, between these pre-emptive wars, and the quantitative easing policies by the Federal Reserve, the US and its private central bank have almost destroyed the value of the US dollar completely, and have no one to blame but themselves.

And their "remedy" for this? Why, another illegal and immoral war, of course, this time against Russia and China to attempt to quash the rise of their currencies.

No matter what a lunatic idea this is, I can clearly see the stage being set for such a military attack. And what scares me about this is that the US and NATO do not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China and/or Russia.

Jul 18 09:31

New Obama rule could force cities to house illegals

The Obama administration, in July 2013, quietly introduced a new regulation that critics say will dramatically increase Washington’s power over local zoning laws in every city and town that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. -- And it’s the federal grants that could be used as a hook in the nose of these cities, forcing them to house illegal immigrants against their will.

Jul 18 09:29

Netanyahu and Rahm Emmanuel Agree: Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

While the world is focused on the questions surrounding the Malaysian flight that crashed in Ukraine on July 17 and the aftermath that will result from it, another campaign of genocide in a long list of campaigns of genocide is taking place in Gaza...

Jul 18 09:26

FEDEX charged with trafficking prescription drugs

FedEx Corp. was indicted for delivering prescription pain pills, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs and other controlled substances for illegal Internet pharmacies. A conviction could be “material,” the company said today in a regulatory filing.


Jul 18 09:23

It’s now a crime to let your kid play alone at the park

Earlier this month a South Carolina mom was put behind bars after being arrested for allegedly allowing her 9-year-old daughter to play at a park unsupervised by an adult. The girl was equipped with a cell phone and playing at a park near her mother’s place of work but this didn’t stop police from charging Debra Harrell of North Augusta with unlawful conduct toward a child. Now, Harrell’s daughter is in custody with the department of social services.

Jul 18 09:17

Thousands to March in Detroit as 'Heartless' Water Shut-Offs Continue

Thousands of people are expected to march through Detroit’s streets Friday afternoon to demand a moratorium on the city’s mass shut-offs of water to households, which they say has unleashed a public health emergency.

Jul 18 09:10

CA Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.

Jul 18 09:08

MH17 flight path story changes AGAIN!

It appears it went further north than usual to skirt round large storms. I am sure of that and have it from my own source – a neutral aviation one.


Jul 18 09:07

2014 American Buffalo Silver High Relief Coin

Jul 18 09:07

UK banks ‘have much to fear’: competition watchdog set to probe Lloyds, RBS, HSBC and Barclays

Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Lloyds may be forced to break up following a finance watchdog’s inquiry. The watchdog claims Britain's banking sector is characterized by anti-competitiveness and a failure to meet ordinary citizens and small business' needs.

Outlining its proposals for a sweeping 18-month investigation into Britain’s major banks, the newly-established Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has eclipsed its predecessors who were unwilling to launch an inquiry of this nature until 2015.

Jul 18 09:04

New Information Provides New Questions About Malaysian Flight

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Only yesterday, I wrote an article entitled “6 Reasons To Question The Official Story Of The Malaysian Flight Over Ukraine” where, as the title suggests, I briefly discussed a number of reasons the story presented by Western media outlets blaming Ukrainian separatists and even the Russian government for shooting down the plane were both contradictory and dubious.

Now, on the day after the crash of the flight, more information has emerged regarding the details surrounding what actually brought the flight down. Yet, as is typical in international incidents, the Western press reports simply add more questions to the pile.

First, it is important to point out the deceptive nature of many of the Western reports so it can be demonstrated that the credibility of all future reports should be viewed as highly questionable...

Jul 18 09:01

Five Reasons The Situation in Eastern Ukraine is About to Become Much More Dangerous

Though this latest phase in the Ukraine crisis might seem like a repeat of recent events, this round is more dangerous for a number of reasons. Here are five of them.

This past week the mainstream coverage of the Ukrainian civil war has focused on Kiev's move to encircle Donetsk. However there are reports coming out of the east right now that indicate that the Ukrainian troops may have just walked into a trap. Specifically the separatists claim to have encircled western troops and have completely stalled their advance.

Jul 18 09:00

Obama Definitely Caused the Malaysian Airliner to Be Downed

A lot of things are questionable about what happened immediately before the Malaysian airliner with nearly 300 passengers was downed on June 17th, but those things concern only the immediate cause, and not the ultimate cause, including the motive that ultimately brought this plane down. The ultimate cause of this event is clear.

Jul 18 08:54

Did MH17 pilot divert INTO the danger zone? Aviation expert claims captain made last-minute change of course over Ukraine because he 'felt uncomfortable'

The pilot of MH17 radioed that he 'felt uncomfortable' about the route he was flying while over Ukraine and fatally altered his course to hostile territory, according to an expert.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is scrambling to explain why Malaysian Flight 17 flew well north of its normal course, and apparently have decided to dump the blame on the pilot, even though Maylasian Airlines is saying the pilot requested a higher altitude from Ukraine Air Traffic Control and were ordered to fly lower. This tells ut that the flight crew of MH17 were doing what ATC directed them to do.


In the age of the internet, the life-span of a government lie can be clocked with an egg timer!

Jul 18 08:52

Superpower - A Rebuke of US Global Economic and Military Superiority

Should citizens trust that their government will keep them safe, a government that keeps secrets, and lies, in the name of national security? Does the simple act of withholding information lead to a world of eroding civil liberties and corruption? Superpower presents a view of US foreign policy, which lies in stark contrast to that depicted by corporate media, popular pundits, and US heads of state. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the US has emerged as the preeminent superpower of the world. Superpower illustrates how the United States has chosen to leverage that position to pursue a grand strategy which will ensure itself unilateral world domination through absolute economic and military superiority. It shows a consistent pattern of government deception.


Jul 18 08:49

Who shot down Maylasian Airlines flight 17?

Kiev
47% (881 votes)
The US
13% (251 votes)
Israel (as a distraction from Gaza invasion)
29% (541 votes)
Putin
2% (32 votes)
Space Aliens :)
8% (156 votes)
Total votes: 1861
Jul 18 08:47

Amenazan de muerte a un español en Ucrania por opinar sobre la crisis - Death threats to a Spanish review in Ukraine crisis

Expresar lo que uno opina sobre la crisis en Ucrania puede llevar incluso a un extranjero a verse obligado a huir de Kiev para salvar la vida. Es el caso de un controlador aéreo español que fue amenazado por partidarios del Maidán.

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Express what one thinks about the crisis in Ukraine can even lead to an alien to be forced to flee for their lives Kiev. It is the case of a Spanish air traffic controller who was threatened by supporters of the Maidan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story in the Spanish language Russia Today, is a follow-up to yesterday's story about a Spanish Air Traffic Controller who tweeted that Kiev was behind the shot down of MH17 and that Kiev military forces had confiscated all the radar tapes in the area (shades of TWA 800!) The tweet was erased and there were a flood of counter-tweets insisting the story was a hoax and the man did not really exist. This story, which includes a video interview, confirms the man is real and that he was forced to flee for fear of his life.

Jul 18 08:41

Malaysia Airlines says requested higher flight plan

Malaysia Airlines filed a flight plan requesting to fly at 35,000 feet throughout Ukraine airspace but was instructed by Ukraine air traffic control to fly at 33,000 feet upon entry, it said in a statement late on Friday.

"MH17 filed a flight plan requesting to fly at 35,000 feet throughout Ukrainian airspace. This is close to the 'optimum' altitude," the airline said.

"However, an aircraft's altitude in flight is determined by air traffic control on the ground. Upon entering Ukrainian airspace, MH17 was instructed by Ukrainian air traffic control to fly at 33,000 feet."


Jul 18 08:41

Is Malaysian Flight 17 the new "Lusitania"


On May 7th, 1915, a German U-Boat U-20 torpedoed and sank RMS Lusitania, a passenger ship operated by the Cunard line.  Like many ships built during that time, Lusitania was heavily subsidized by the British Government and designed to be easily converted into a military auxiliary cruiser in time of war.  Although the United States was officially neutral, Germany declared that Lusitania was being used to transport military cargoes to England, which made her a legitimate target of war. Germany even went so far as to take out ads in the American newspapers warning civilians not to take passage on the Lusitania.



The ad placed by Germany warning passengers not to take passage on the Lusitania

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the revelation that Flight 17 was directed to a course some 200km north of normal to fly over Donetsk, it is starting to look like the aircraft was set up to be destroyed and the blame dropped onto Russia and the separatists, to start another World War.

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Jul 18 08:38

The Coming Crash Is Simply the Normalization of a Mispriced Market

The correlation between the Fed’s monetary heroin production and the stock market will break down as the market normalizes.

In the spirit of calling things what they are, longtime correspondent Harun I. explains that market crashes are simply distorted/mispriced economies attempting to normalize.

Jul 18 08:34

Gaza needs more than condemnation

The Palestinians of Gaza, naively, went to the polling station in January 2006, mistakenly believing the Bush doctrine of bringing democracy to the Middle East — in spite of him being responsible for the brutal massacre of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jul 18 08:33

As Israel Overruns Gaza, Tanks Ordered To "Open Fire At Anything That Moves"

Health officials in Gaza said 28 Palestinians were killed since the Israeli ground offensive began late Thursday, and as WaPo reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he has ordered Israel's military to prepare for "a significant expansion" of its ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, declaring that tunnels built by Hamas could not be destroyed solely through airstrikes. As The Guardian reports, according to military analyst Alex Fishman, writing in Yedioth Ahronoth: "The tanks, which serve as the heart of the assault force, received an order to open fire at anything that moved."

Jul 18 08:33

US Makes Up Its Mind: "The Pro-Russian Separatists Did It, Although We Really Don't Know"

Sounding more and more like a Wall Street economist, it appears US intelligence has made up its mind that pro-Russian separatists shot down the Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine... but are not really sure... As WSJ reports, a U.S. official said there are “indicators” that Russian separatists fired the (BUK) SA-11 that took down the plane, but that officials have not reached a definitive conclusion. "There are still a lot of questions," the official said. So - put another way - they have no idea (but know what they would like the answer to be).

Jul 18 08:32

Ground Operation In Gaza Kills 18 Palestinians, Israeli Soldier

At least 18 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed as Israel launched a ground offensive on the Gaza strip with the backing of aerial and naval artillery fire.

Jul 18 08:32

The Final Moments Of Flight MH-17: The Russian Side Of The Story

As reported earlier by RIA, the Russian Defense Ministry says it had intercepted the activity of a Ukrainian radar system on the day the Malaysian plane went down in eastern Ukraine, the ministry’s press service said Friday.

"Throughout the day on July 17, Russian means of radar surveillance intercepted the operation of the Buk-M1 battery’s Kupol radar station located in the region of the populated area of Styla [30 kilometers south of Donetsk]," the press service said in a statement.

“The technical capabilities of the Buk-M1 allow the exchange of data on air targets between batteries of one battalion. Thus, the launch of rockets could have also occurred from any of the batteries deployed in the populated area of Avdeevka [8 kilometers north of Donetsk] or from Gruzsko-Zoryanskoe [25 kilometers east of Donetsk],” the ministry said.

Jul 18 08:32

Family suffers tragedy twice. Kaylene Mann lost her brother Rod Burrows and her sister-in-law Mary with MH370 and her step-daughter Maree Rizk and her husband Albert were among the Australians on flight MH17.

In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.

Jul 18 08:30

Falluja and Gaza: Why Counter-Terrorism fails when the Problem is Political

There are such things as small terrorist groups that do a lot of harm and lack any significant social or political support. It may well be that such groups can be defeated by counter-terrorism operations.

Jul 18 08:30

Blatant #FalseFlag: #Ukraine Missile Targeted #Putin’s Plane – Hit Malaysia #MH17 Instead!

THIS WAS A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO SHOOT DOWN THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PLANE CARRYING VLADIMIR PUTIN ON HIS WAY FROM THE LATIN AMERICAN VISIT. THIS COMES ON THE HEALS OF PUTIN’S SUCCESS IN PUSHING THROUGH THE CREATION OF THE BRICS BANK AS A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO THE ROTTEN US-LED IMF/WORLD BANK SYSTEM. PUTIN ALSO SIGNED VARIOUS MEGA-DEALS WITH MULTIPLE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES. DISCUSSED WERE SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS DEALS THREATENING US GLOBAL DOMINANCE, INCLUDING THE RUSSIAN GLOBAL NAVIGATION GLONASS SYSTEM, TO RIVAL THE AMERICAN GPS.

Jul 18 08:28

Detroit elites declare: “Water is not a social right”

The shut off of water service for tens of thousands of Detroit residents has generated national and international attention. The scenes of young mothers, children, the elderly, the sick and low-income workers deprived of water for drinking, cleaning and cooking—in what is supposed to be the richest country of the world—have provoked astonishment and revulsion.

Jul 18 08:15

Killing Russian Journalists in Ukraine is Organized Effort – Willy Wimmer

There is fear spreading through Europe of the specter of war, fuelled by aggressive war propaganda by the West in their attempt to demonize Russia. In Germany, for the first time, people do not trust their mass media. All over Europe appearing strange fascist parties. The blind drive by the US in pursuit of their geopolitical objectives in Europe and in Ukraine has placed the entire European continent in an unstable and extremely dangerous position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a good reason for the US to focus their war-making efforts on Europe. During WW2, the United States was the only industrialized nation to escape bombing. For twenty years after WW2, the rest of the world had to come to the United States to purchase the machine tools to rebuild their own industry, and of course, during that time, consumers in other countries had to buy industrially-produced goods from the United States as well. Together with the Breton-Woods agreement forcing the use of the dollar for all global trade, the United States made out like a bandit economically. But over the last 30 years, manufacturing in the United States has declined. At the end of WW2 there were thirty American companies manufacturing TV sets. Today there are none. Asian electronics rule the world. Asian and European cars outclass those produced in America.

The goal for the US Government in WW3 is not only to force the world back to the US dollar but to trigger wars in industrial regions that compete with US industries, to smash them and force the world back into a period of dependence on American manufacturing.

Jul 18 08:09

Judge Napolitano to Obama: Be Like Reagan on Downed Plane

This guy just jumped the Shark! Shame on you Nappy!IMHO you've come out of the closet!

President Barack Obama should go on national television and call Russian President Vladimir Putin a killer, much like President Ronald Reagan did in 1983 when Russians shot down a Korean airliner, says Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Jul 18 08:07

Witnessing Death in Gaza and Cheering Death in Israel

Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missile Hits Gaza Live On CNN ... But CNN reporter think you should not SEE their cheers. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24625

Jul 18 08:05

Obama’s ratings tumble in Germany, Russia in wake of NSA spying, Ukraine crisis

Revelations of the National Security Agency’s global spy program, together with civil strife in Ukraine has severely damaged Barack Obama’s popularity among Brazilians, Germans and Russians, a major US polling agency reported.

Jul 18 08:04

Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 17 July 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 17 July 2014, 1500 hrs. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24648

Jul 18 08:02

If at first you don’t succeed in Iraq, Surge, Surge again

America’s new strategy for resolving the Sunni-Shi’ite crisis in Iraq? The Surge — again.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey sounds as if he were reading off the 2007 script, echoing the divide-and-conquer strategy that was the basis for the Surge: “If you can separate those [Sunni] groups,” Dempsey said, “then the problem becomes manageable and understandable.”

Jul 18 07:59

Israel ends “humanitarian ceasefire” with new massacre of Gaza children

Four children were killed when Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip after the expiry on Thursday afternoon of a five-hour “humanitarian ceasefire” requested by the United Nations.

Jul 18 07:57

Operation Bibi Rescue

The IDF launched a vast ground operation in Gaza last night. Until now, Israel has failed to articulate its military objectives. No one in Israel is willing to commit to a definition of what a victory would look like. I am afraid that the military objective is obvious: saving Netanyahu’s political career.

Jul 18 07:56

Bombshell! Proof That Malaysia Flight MH17 Was Diverted Over Ukraine War Zone!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These so-called leaders of nations seem unable to realize that the dirty tricks that worked a half-century ago to steer the world into war cannot work in the age of the internet!

Jul 18 07:55

Zero-Sum Privacy: The More Secrets Government Has, The Fewer We Do

The consequences of the NSA’s omnivorous eavesdropping aren’t all bad: to foil American espionage, Germany’s politicians may join Russia’s in reverting to typewriters. That move will doubtless diminish the productivity, such as it is, of both sets of sponges, just as forgoing shipments by planes and trucks in favor of horse-drawn wagons would empty supermarkets pretty dang quick. And while I’m not expecting a hearty “Thank you!” from the serfs of either nation, they owe us one nonetheless: our taxes keep the NSA snooping on their rulers, whose abilities to tyrannize will shrink if they do indeed shun the internet.

Jul 18 07:54

Ukraine's Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema confirms eastern rebels do NOt have BUK surface to air missile system.

The separatists were said to have seized the Buk after overrunning a Ukrainian military base.

However, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema cast doubt on this, telling local media on Friday: "The military told the president after the passenger plane had been shot down that the terrorists did not possess our Buk missile systems."

Jul 18 07:51

Why was MH17 flying through a war zone where 10 aircraft have been shot down?

Put yourself in the position of a certain passenger boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight at Amsterdam for the twelve hour trip to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning.

Given a previous Malaysian flight's mysterious disappearance it's likely he was not the only boarding passenger who was a little nervous when he joked on social media, "If we disappear, this is what the plane looks like."

Settling down on the flight then watching the moving map display on the seat in front, you might perhaps see the word 'Ukraine' edge its way across from the right of the screen. Would you not be a little uneasy in the knowledge that quite a lot of planes have been blown out of the skies there recently? That there's a war on?

Jul 18 07:49

Following Bombed Kids, NBC Pulls Reporter For Reporting Truth

"Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday's killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave Gaza immediately. According to an NBC source upset at his treatment, the executives claimed the decision was motivated by "security concerns" as Israel prepares a ground invasion, a claim repeated to me by an NBC executive. But late yesterday, NBC sent another correspondent, Richard Engel, along with an American producer who has never been to Gaza and speaks no Arabic, into Gaza to cover the ongoing Israeli assault (both Mohyeldin and Engel speak Arabic).

Jul 18 07:48

Mommy, Why Was Grandma Jailed For Protesting Drones?

Well, dear, it seems drone masters don't appreciate hearing, seeing or allowing protests from citizens who foot the bill.

Jul 18 07:47

The Death Camps to Come

“Our race is the Master race.
The masses will lick our feet
and serve us as our slaves.”
— Menachem Begin, Israeli Prime Minister

Jul 18 07:46

FLASHBACK - TWA 800 - THE MAGIC WINGBOX

For the claimed center fuel tank explosion to have been the initiating event that resulted in CW-504 being at the start of the debris field, then at least two of the three main wing structural elements were broken by that event, probably all three (not to mention the thinner spars inside the tank itself). The NTSB's report actually reports that the front spar and spanwise beam #3 spars were torn loose by the supposed initiating explosion.

According to my sources at Boeing, even if the rear spar was undamaged, the loss of the two forwardsupports makes the plane unflyable! The wings will fail under the loading of level flight, let alone a high G pitch up maneuver.

This makes the claim of a zoom climb of 3000 feet following the loss of the nose not only aerodynamically impossible, but structurally impossible as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Malaysian Flight 17 was shot down in the 18th anniversary off the shoot down of TWA 800. More than a few commenters have noted that irony. And while the two incidents are very different, an accidental shoot down versus an intentional one, the signs of cover-up on both have brought renewed attention to the tragedy that happened off of Long Island and a reminder that the US Government does indeed lie to us about everything. My entire TWA 800 page is located HERE, but this one aspect totally destroys the official story, so it is worth special note.

The official story is that an explosion in the center wing tank blew the nose off of the aircraft, which then pitched up and zoom climbed thousands of feet, trailing burning fuel, which witnesses mistook for a missile. But the center wing tank is in the middle of the wing box, which is the structural element that holds the wings to the fuselage and the debris field confirms that this wing box was indeed destroyed by the initiating event. This means the 747 wings collapsed, making it impossible for the aircraft to fly, let alone climb. But the official story is that following the explosion, the wingbox magically healed itself, holding the wings in place, allowing the aircraft to climb.

The US Government lied.

The US Government lies about everything.

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Jul 18 07:46

How America’s Policies Sealed Iraq’s Fate

Who even knows what to call it? The Iraq War or the Iraq-Syrian War would be far too orderly for what’s happening, so it remains a no-name conflict that couldn’t be deadlier or more destabilizing – and it’s in the process of internationalizing in unsettling ways. Think of it as the strangest disaster on the planet right now.

Jul 18 07:42

United Nations report: US, UK surveillance programs violate international law

A report released Wednesday by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Navi Pillay, entitled “The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age”, finds that surveillance practices carried out by the major powers, the United States and the United Kingdom, in particular, violate basic principles of international law and are destructive of democratic rights.

Jul 18 07:41

Obama Admin Planned Children Invasion

Documents show that since 2012, Catholic and Baptist agencies have
received millions of dollars from the Obama Administration
for the "Unaccompanied Alien Children Project."
Since last October, over 60,000 Central American children
have flooded into the US.

Catholic bishops and Catholic Charities have been in collusion with the Obama Administration - in violation of "separation of church and state"
Obviously the Government's motive isn't altruism.

Jul 18 07:36

Israel cuts diplomatic presence in Turkey amid protests

ISTANBUL/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Friday it was reducing its diplomatic presence in Turkey after protesters angered by its ground offensive into Gaza pelted its consulate in Istanbul with stones and draped Palestinian flags on the ambassador's residence in Ankara.

The Israeli foreign ministry accused Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of "incitement", saying it was ordering the return of diplomats' families and trimming staffing to a minimum.

Erdogan accused the Jewish state on Wednesday of terrorizing the region and likened an Israeli MP and member of the governing coalition to Hitler. On Friday he maintained the attacks, saying there would be no improvement in relations whilst he or his administration remained in charge.

Jul 18 07:32

CNN forced to film Israelis cheer Gaza strike

Here is CNN’s Diana Magney put in a very uncomfortable position indeed for a mainstream reporter. She has to acknowledge the delight a large crowd of Israelis on a hilltop near Sderot are taking in watching missiles hurtling into Gaza. As they cheer in the background of her video report as a missile explodes (see link to CNN below), she has to explain what the noise is.

Jul 18 07:28

UK media show weakness for sensationalism & propaganda in wake of MH17 tragedy

There are no words in the English lexicon which can properly summarize the horrors of events yesterday in Eastern Ukraine. Like all right-thinking people around the world I am aghast and I currently have a nauseating tightness in my stomach as I pen this.

Jul 18 07:27

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

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

Jul 18 07:26

Militias do not have Ukrainian Buk missile system — Ukraine general prosecutor

Militias in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics do not have Ukrainian air defense missile systems Buk and S-300 at their disposal, Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Vitaly Yarema told Ukrainian Pravda newspaper on Friday.

“After the passenger airliner was downed, the military reported to the president that terrorists do not have our air defense missile systems Buk and S-300,” the general prosecutor said. “These weapons were not seized,” he added.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said on July 17 that the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 airliner had been downed by an air defense missile system Buk.

Jul 18 07:23

The U.S. and Israel Plan the Destruction of the Nation State of Iraq

The concept of a “Greater Israel”, according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.” Rabbi Fischmann, of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, stated to the UN Special Committee on 9th July 1947 that: “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon”, wrote Michel Chossudovsky. Thus “from the Nile to the Euphrates.” Herzl’s detailed thesis was written in 1904.

Jul 18 07:20

U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil

Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force European countries to import particularly dirty forms of oil.

Jul 18 07:19

Outrage as France become first country in world to ban pro-Palestine demos

France's Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.

In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.

Mr Cazeneuve said there was a ‘threat to public order’, while opponents said he was ‘criminalising’ popular support of the Palestinian people.

Thousands were set to march against the ongoing slaughter in Gaza, calling for an immediate end to hostilities in which civilians including many children have been killed.

Jul 18 07:18

Investigation Demanded for Plane Shot Down over Ukraine

Questions remain and an international investigation is being demanded nearly twenty-four hours after a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people on board.

Traveling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lapur, the downing of Flight MH17 has been met with shared mourning around the world as well as highly-pitched accusations over who, in fact, was responsible for firing on the aircraft.

Jul 18 07:17

Four to one mortuary slab: Devastating picture emerges of ANOTHER Palestinian family crushed by loss of their children to Israel's ground and air offensive in Gaza

The bodies of four children, three from the same family, lie on a single mortuary slab in the latest devastating picture to emerge of another Palestinian family crushed by their loss, as Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a 'significant expansion' of the ground and air offensive in Gaza.

Jul 18 07:15

CNN reporter calls Israelis who gathered to watch bombardment of Gaza 'scum' after she was threatened by them as she reported

CNN's International correspondent Diana Magnay labeled a group of Israeli's who were cheering missiles striking Palestininan positions on Thursday night in Gaza 'scum'.

Magnay took to Twitter to express her fury after the group of whooping Israeli's watching from the hills above Sderot 'threatened to destroy' her team's car if the British reporter used negative language.

Almost as soon as she posted the controversial comment Magnay deleted it as she continued to provide dispatches for CNN through the night on Israel's land invasion of Gaza which followed ten days of brutal airstrikes.

Jul 18 07:14

Horror in Gaza after Israel cuts power and sends in tanks

Israeli forces began a ground invasion of Gazalast night, Thursday. Tanks and infantry units crossed into northern Gaza, supported by heavy bombing.

They killed at least 11 Palestinians overnight, including one five month old baby, with the death toll rising to 27 by Friday afternoon.

The bulk of the Gaza strip was also thrown into darkness as Israel cut off the electricity before going in.

Jul 18 07:10

Prank Caller to MSNBC Host: 'You’re a dumbass, aren’t you?'

Watch what happened when someone called in to MSNBC's The Cycle reportedly to give eyewitness testimony of the Malaysian plane crash from on the ground in Ukraine to host Krystal Ball (video)

Jul 18 07:09

Neocons Get Ball Rolling On World War III

Obama, Hillary Clinton, the State Department, John McCain and others in government have reached the conclusion Russia was behind the deadly attack on a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine. They have reached this conclusion despite the fact the attack occurred less than 24 hours ago and an investigation has yet to begin.

The neocon wing of the establishment is ready to begin the process of blaming Russia and start the process of punitive sanctions.

Jul 18 07:08

Travelers will start paying higher TSA fees next week partly to help pay down the national deficit

Air travelers will fork over more money beginning next week because of a TSA fee increase.

But don't blame the Transportation Security Administration for the added cost.

According to a budget agreement hammered out to reopen the federal government after its October shutdown, the fee increase will go into the Treasury to help pay down the deficit, which is estimated to be $649 billion in 2014.

The TSA's "September 11th Security Fee" currently is $2.50 each way for nonstop flights, and $5 each way for trips with connections.

That will change to $5.60 each way for both nonstop and connecting flights. But layovers of four hours or more on domestic flights, or 12 hours or more on international flights, will be charged $5.60 for each leg. The 12-hour rule also applies to trips to and from Hawaii and Alaska. That means connecting trips with long layovers could end up with security fees of $22.40 or more.

Jul 18 07:06

The Cracks Are Showing In the Housing Market Once Again

If you observe current events, it can seem like there are economic emergencies everywhere. Every segment of the economy appears to be under immense pressure. What with the massive student loan debt, federal debt, municipal debt, derivatives, and a stock market that seems to magically rise above it all, flying in the face of all logic and common sense, it's surprising that the whole thing hasn't come tumbling down yet. And yet, the next collapse may come from somewhere that is very familiar to us. It appears that many of us haven't learned anything from the last bubble.

Jul 18 07:05

Questions over why Malaysian plane flew over Ukrainian warzone

What’s peculiar about MH17 is that the ill-fated flight was different from its usual path over Ukraine. According to data at flightaware.com, a website tracking civil aviation traffic, the flight on Thursday diverted about 200km north from the paths the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 had used in previous days. And it led the plane right over the war-torn Donetsk Region.

So far no official explanation has been given as to the unusual flight path.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds like someone sent that plane into a war zone with the intention it get shot down. This is a replay of the Lusitania scam, in which the passenger ship (carrying a covert military cargo, to bait the Germans) was intentionally sent into a part of the Atlantic known to be crawling with U-Boats, without escorts.

It should be clear that neither Russia nor the Eastern Ukraine Separatists has the ability to order Air Traffic Control to shift the path of MH17 to the north to bring it into the kill zone.

Someone set that plane up to be shot down!

Who had the authority to order the change in flight path? Who benefits?? Who has the power to cover it all up?

Who?

Jul 18 07:04

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

With a straight face, Barack Obama has been repeatedly telling us that the world is "more stable" and "less violent" than ever. In fact, he believes that this is the best time in history to be alive because of how peaceful and stable everything is. And of course Obama is more than happy to take credit for his role in bringing all of this "stability" about. Just this week, his press secretary told the media that this administration has "substantially improved" the "tranquility of the global community". Apparently these guys don't think that we will notice all of the violence, war and terrorism constantly raging all around us.

Jul 18 07:02

Connecticut trooper admits to stealing cash, gold crucifix from dying motorcyclist

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

Jul 18 07:00

Microsoft cuts will also hit ‘shadow workforce,’ going beyond announced layoffs

Microsoft’s decision to cut 18,000 jobs from its workforce represents the largest round of layoffs in the company’s history, but it also understates the impact on the company and the job market.

In addition to those core cuts, the company is aiming to significantly reduce its reliance on contingent workers — the thousands of vendors and contractors who work on Microsoft projects and products but are employed through third-party placement firms and consulting companies.

Jul 18 07:00

Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in Ukraine LIVE UPDATES

13:44 GMT:

The OSCE has said 30 of its staff have arrived at the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash site near Donetsk.

13:12 GMT:

The self-defense forces of Donetsk People's Republic have allowed Ukraine’s investigators to the site of the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane and promised to welcome all experts from international groups.

Jul 18 06:59

Was Malaysian Airliner Brought Down By A Missile To Start A War With Russia?

Jul 18 06:58

Flight MH17: Has Clinton Given The Game Away or was it Lagarde?

So neat that a few hours after the crash Israel launches a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces had been amassing at the border for some days, what were they waiting for, a signal, a sign that all eyes were elsewhere when they finally launched the attack?

Could Israel and the United States be willing partners in this event?

Jul 18 06:55

The Coming Plague?

Taken individually, the following articles create some cause for concern. However, link all three and you have a formula for an infectious disease breakout that could cull a significant portion of the population. If you think that this is hyperbole, think Black Plague. Below are the articles which I am referencing:

The Black Death: Pneumonic Plague Appears In Denver

Drug-Resistant Superbug Cases Rise Significantly in Southeastern US

The end of the age of antibiotics and the rise of the superbugs

Does this mean that were all doomed?

Jul 18 06:54

Lawsuit Claims Stem Cells Unsafe

StemCells, Inc., a California company developing cell therapies for a range of conditions, is being sued by a whistleblower who claims that the company did not follow proper protocol in preparing treatments. Rob Williams, who was once a senior manager at the firm, alleges that the company fired him after he brought the problems to light.

Courthouse News Service quoted the lawsuit as saying that Williams “noted poor sterile technique, failure to adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices in the company’s manufacturing process, and substantial deficiencies in the company’s Manual Aseptic Processing of HuCNS-SC (Human Central Nervous System Stem Cells) cell lines—failure and deficiencies that put patients at risk of infection or death during ongoing clinical trials.”

Jul 18 06:52

The Human Price of Neocon Havoc

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

The overriding lesson from these tragedies should be that the real villains are people who opt for chaos and war over progress and peace. And, in the case of the Middle East and Ukraine, the greatest purveyors of this unnecessary warfare are America’s neocons.

Jul 18 06:51

Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

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

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

Jul 18 06:51

20 civilians killed in Lugansk shelling - City Hall

At least 20 have been killed in shelling of the city of Lugansk, eastern Ukraine. The information was confirmed by the local city administration.

"Today intense bombardment of Lugansk has continued. Shells are falling in almost all districts of the city,” the administration said in a statement. “According to preliminary information, more than 20 civilians have been killed since this morning."

The statement posted on the administration’s website said shells targeted the city center, major streets, the railway station and a market.

The Lisichansk Oil Refinery, property of the Russian oil company Rosneft - recently sanctioned by the US - has also been attacked and set on fire.

Jul 18 06:48

Palestinian Children Have No Iron Dome

One day after a U.S. congressional committee voted to send more U.S. tax dollars to bolster Israel’s Iron Dome shield, four Palestinian boys were killed on an open beach by Israeli shelling from a naval ship offshore. Where is, of course, no Iron Dome funding for the Palestinians in Gaza.

Will this military asymmetric difference be noticed by congressional committee members who continue to fund Israel’s Iron Dome?

The problem for Washington elected officials is that they live under their own self-imposed ethical shield that keeps them focused on the mantra, “is it good for Israel?”

Neither the American public nor its elected leaders are likely to be exposed to an interview like the one which ran on London’s Channel 4 after the deaths of the four boys on the beach.

The interviewer is Channel 4 host Jon Snow. He spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s spokesman Mark Regev. To view the interview, click here. It runs for nine minutes.

Jul 18 06:21

USDA withdraws GMO disclosure rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is backing down from a GMO disclosure rule that would have provided state regulators with critical information about the genetically modified organisms that farmers use to spray their crops.

In February 2013, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service proposed sharing information with state regulators about genetically engineered organisms that are released in their jurisdictions. But the USDA withdrew the rule Thursday, because it said it found "potential vulnerabilities" that would have put farmers' businesses at risk.

"We have decided to withdraw the proposed rule to ensure that our ability to protect confidential business information from disclosure is maintained," the USDA wrote in the Federal Register.
GMOs, also known as genetically engineered organisms, have been a subject of much controversy and speculation because of the potential negative health effects critics say they may have.

Jul 18 06:18

Economic WARFARE Begins!

Jul 18 06:16

McAlester, Oklahoma Obliterates Their Cold Record

Yesterday was 15 degrees colder than McAlester, Oklahoma’s previous record for July 17, and 40 degrees colder than the same date in 1936

Jul 18 06:12

Was Flight MH-17 Diverted Over Restricted Airspace?

Perhaps the best visualization of what the issue is, comes from Vagelis Karmiros who has collated all the recent MH-17 flight paths as tracked by Flightaware and shows that while all ten most recent paths pass safely well south of the Donetsk region, and cross the zone above the Sea of Azov, it was only today's tragic flight that passed straight overhead Donetsk.

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So perhaps before coming to "certain" conclusion about the involvement of this rebel or that, the key questions one should ask before casting blame, is why did the pilot divert from his usual flight plan, why did he fly above restricted airspace, and just what, if any instructions, did Kiev air control give the pilot in the minutes before the tragic explosion?

Jul 18 06:08

Fracking contaminates U.S. surface with radioactive waste

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

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

Jul 18 06:04

The forgotten story of Iran Air Flight 655

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

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

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

Jul 18 06:03

1988: US warship shoots down Iranian airliner

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 18 06:00

Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets

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

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

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

Jul 18 05:29

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 18 05:03

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

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

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

Jul 18 04:52

Connecticut trooper admits to stealing cash, gold from dying motorcyclist

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

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

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

Jul 18 04:15

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

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

Jul 18 04:08

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

(Truthstream Media.com)
Just wow.

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

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

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

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

Jul 18 04:07

Are they wagging the dog?

(Truthstream Media.com)

Let's get real conspiratorial for a second —

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

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

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

That'll make your head spin for a minute.

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

Jul 18 03:54

Plane crash builds pressure on West over Ukraine

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

Jul 18 02:46

Most Voters Want to Send Latest Illegal Immigrants Home ASAP

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

Jul 18 02:40

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

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

Jul 18 02:32

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

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

Jul 18 01:52

UN commissioner criticises decision to fast-track emergency surveillance bill

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

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

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

Jul 18 01:51

Israel Commits War Crimes — Interview with Harry Fear

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

Jul 18 01:28

Edward Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications

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

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

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

The response of professional bodies has so far been patchy.

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

July 17, 2014

Jul 17 23:34

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

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

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

Jul 17 22:51

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

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

Jul 17 22:47

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

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

Jul 17 22:43

The Dementedness Destroying Israel

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

Jul 17 22:41

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

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

Jul 17 22:19

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

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

Jul 17 21:59

Jury Acquits Man Charged After Cops Went to Wrong Home

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

Jul 17 21:53

Border Crisis Causes Support for “Immigration Reform” to Drop

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

Jul 17 21:37

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

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

Jul 17 21:34

What Is The Murder Of The Middle Class?

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

Jul 17 21:26

Hillary Clinton Blames Russia for Downed Plane in Ukraine

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

Jul 17 19:13

Other Enemies of Freedom

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

Jul 17 19:09

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

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

Jul 17 19:06

Ben Davies: gold is money

Jul 17 19:01

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

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

Jul 17 19:01

Worldwide demos held against Israel’s atrocities

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

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

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

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

Jul 17 18:55

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

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

Jul 17 18:53

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

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

Jul 17 18:52

Microsoft layoff e-mail typifies inhuman corporate insensitivity

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

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

Jul 17 18:34

Unconfirmed Video Malasian Plane Being Shotdown

Jul 17 18:20

Make Mine Freedom (1948)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 17 18:14

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jul 17 17:36

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

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

Jul 17 17:34

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

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

Jul 17 17:22

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

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

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

Jul 17 17:05

McCain warns Putin over downed Malaysian airplane

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

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

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

Jul 17 16:44

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

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

A good day to bury bad news.

Jul 17 16:23

Cold Temps Break 128-Year Record in Mobile

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

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

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

Jul 17 16:17

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 12

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

Jul 17 16:12

Ukraine air traffic controller suggests Kiev military shot down passenger plane

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

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

Jul 17 16:07

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

Top Obama aide defies House Oversight subpoena

Issa Accuses DOJ Official of Misleading Congress

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

Jul 17 16:01

A Brief Reminder Of Certain Events 100 Years Ago

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

Jul 17 15:59

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

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

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

Jul 17 15:42

Don't Worry: Government to Investigate Government

Justice Department To Investigate Missing IRS Emails

GOP skeptical of Justice IRS probe

Jul 17 15:36

Israel Attacks Gaza Hospitals

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

Jul 17 15:34

All Arabs should be killed, Israeli soldier says

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

Jul 17 15:34

Opinion | The Israeli ground invasion in Gaza

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

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

Jul 17 15:31

Throwing BRICS at Israel

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

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

Jul 17 15:19

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jul 17 15:18

The Human Price of Neocon Havoc

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

Jul 17 15:11

The East-West Currency War Intensifies

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

Jul 17 15:08

FoxNews Sources quick to blame Russia for Boeing 777 missile

Jul 17 14:58

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

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

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

Jul 17 14:29

Gaza Live Video

Jul 17 14:17

Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

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

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

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

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

Jul 17 13:33

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 17 13:19

[FIRST FOOTAGE] Malaysia flight MH17 crash site

Jul 17 13:16

Live from Gaza

Jul 17 13:10

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

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

Jul 17 13:08

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

Jul 17 13:04

Connecticut trooper admits to stealing cash, gold from dying motorcyclist

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

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

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