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April 7, 2014

Apr 07 04:25

Japanese physicians link spike in cancer to Fukushima radiation

Cancer rates in many areas of Japan are on the rise following the global catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility back in March 2011. And some Japanese doctors now caring for all those radiation refugees who were shipped out from areas surrounding the nuclear plant after it exploded say fallout from the disaster is likely to blame for this massive uptick in disease.

The German media group Deutsche Welle (DW) reports that many radiation refugees are having to watch as their family members and pets suffer gruesome fates at the hands of what appears to be radiation poisoning. One elderly woman told reporters that her dog lost all the hair around his neck, his skin turned black, and he eventually died, all signs that suggest a link to radiation.

Many people are also suffering, as evidenced by tests revealing an increase in thyroid damage among folks who lived in close proximity to the plant.

Apr 07 04:21

DOJ Apologizes For Misleading FISC Concerning Evidence; Hints Strongly That It Used Opportunity To Destroy Evidence

What that almost certainly means is that the NSA destroyed the metadata collected up until 2009, which likely is relevant to the Jewel and Schubert cases, even though the lawyers in those cases had alerted the DOJ of these concerns. For all of the DOJ's "apologies" in the first document, this certainly seems very convenient for the US government. And, as Marcy Wheeler notes, the destroyed evidence may have included "cover almost all of the phone dragnet violations discovered over the course of 2009." Convenient. But the DOJ is really, really sorry about it. Really.

Apr 07 03:35

Woman experiences DEA raid at 5:00AM after shopping for indoor gardening supplies

A woman became the subject of an investigation when she was observed shopping for indoor gardening supplies at a hydroponics store. Police and federal agents began staking out the woman’s home, sifting through her garbage, and monitoring her electricity usage. The investigation prompted gun-wielding agents to show up in her bedroom in the middle of the night.

Apr 07 03:34

Bill Clinton: An Alien Invasion “May Be The Only Way To Unite This Increasingly Divided World”

Would contact with a race of aliens be enough to fully unite humanity? Would it cause all of us to drop our bitter quarrels and come together as one? That is apparently what former president Bill Clinton believes. On Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night, Clinton said that an alien invasion “may be the only way to unite this increasingly divided world of ours”.


Apr 07 03:31

Obama’s Redline, Erdogan’s False Flag and the Rat Line Channel Highway into Syria

The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in Syria has yet to come to light. The Obama administration has never publicly admitted to its role in creating what the CIA calls a ‘rat line’, a back channel highway into Syria. The rat line, authorised in early 2012, was used to funnel weapons and ammunition from Libya via southern Turkey and across the Syrian border to the opposition.

Apr 07 02:40

Flashback: Hack The Vote

You see, Diebold machines leave no paper trail.

Representative Rush Holt of New Jersey, who has introduced a bill requiring that digital voting machines leave a paper trail and that their software be available for public inspection, is occasionally told that systems lacking these safeguards haven't caused problems. ''How do you know?'' he asks.

What we do know about Diebold does not inspire confidence.

Apr 07 02:31

EVM woe: Voters free to complain, but may face action for false claims

Voters can lodge a complaint if the result of the 'paper trail' does not match with the vote they have cast, but making a false statement can also lead to penal action against them.

The Election Commission has recently amended the rules to introduce the concept of printers for the paper trail of votes recorded by the EVMs. As per the guidelines issued to chief electoral officers, a voter is free to lodge a complaint if the slip generated by the printer shows the name and symbol of the candidate other than for whom the elector has voted for.

Apr 07 01:30

The Scientific Revolution: Bringing an Extinction Level Event Right To Your Door

I’m not quite old enough yet to spend my days considering how I, as an individual, will die. I have seen so many things in my former life in the hospital that it would be almost impossible to pick one as the most likely cause of my demise.

Increasingly I have considered that what finishes me off will most likely take a whole load of other people with me. A nuclear winter from Yellowstone popping off cutting the food supply, a pandemic like Ebola sweeping the globe, bad weather causing widespread famine or maybe a solar flare ending life as we know it. All of these things could, and possibly would be what I call an AELE…an Almost Extinction Level Event. I say almost because all of them would see some people surviving, and hopefully one of them would be me.

The last year or so though, my thoughts have drifted from an AELE, to a total ELE, an Extinction Level Event that actually kills off the entire human race.


April 6, 2014

Apr 06 22:21

African Center for Biosafety orders Monsanto to stop making false claims about GMOs | Intellihub News HOME NEWS-FEED MULTI-MEDIA BLOGS OPINION REVIEWS WORLD African Center for Biosafety orders Monsanto to stop making false claims about GMOs

Since the 1970s Monsanto has falsely advertised their products – from insecticides to DDT, even when independent research proved how vile these substances truly were. DDT was eventually banned, overturning Monsanto’s then claims, that the substance was ‘safe.’ It now seems that the African Center for Biosafety is among the clear-headed, realizing that Monsanto’s GMO crops are nothing but another false advertising campaign gone amuck.

Apr 06 22:18

Shocking facts about the deindustrialization of America that everyone should know

How long can America continue to burn up wealth? How long can this nation continue to consume far more wealth than it produces?

Apr 06 22:14

If you don’t conform the Nazis will get you

If you do not conform to the new politically correct moral code in America, you cannot be a CEO of a major corporation

Apr 06 22:02

How water will be used to subjugate America

Let’s assume for a moment that in the unlikely event that the Ukrainian crisis is mitigated without escalating into World War III, we have another dire set of circumstances which have been created that will force the world into conflict


Apr 06 22:00

New flight 370 details: All signs point to backdoor westwardly landing approach onto secret island base

All evidence shows that a massive cover-up surrounding flight 370 has taken place, likely implementing U.S. military factions

Apr 06 21:01

#OpIsrael: Anonymous attacks hundreds of Israeli websites

Hacktivist group Anonymous plans to execute an anti-Israel operation dubbed #OpIsrael by launching massive cyber-attacks against Israeli ministries and organizations on April 7, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“On April 7, 2014, we call upon our brothers and sisters to hack, deface, hijack, database leak, admin takeover, and DNS terminate the Israeli Cyberspace by any means necessary” the group said in a statement.

Apr 06 19:59

Trend Analyst: “Yes, There Will Be Riots In Major Cities”

In the following interview Daniel shares a wealth of knowledge and takes a practical approach for how to thrive personally and financially during an economic collapse.

This is a must-watch guide from an extremely well informed source and delves into a wide range of scenarios such as what happens with our currency and our systems of commerce within two weeks of a collapse, as well as the months that follow.

As highlighted in the video, preparing for a worst-case scenario isn’t just about putting food in your pantry, but involves a dynamic strategy depending on your specific circumstances, capabilities and needs.


Apr 06 19:34

Media Manipulation: Seymour Hersh Unearths More Lies on Syria

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has a second fascinating essay that rewrites the official record of the sarin gas attack on Ghouta, near Damascus, in August last year. As usual, Hersh uses his sources in the US security establishment to throw light on what really took place. The bottom line: Turkey was almost certainly the party responsible for the attack, hoping it would force Obama to honour his threatened “red line” if Assad used chemical weapons. Was the Assad regime to be brought down by a US military campaign, Turkey assumed it would be able to turn Syria into a client state.

Apr 06 19:31

Chris Hedges on “Israel’s War on American Universities”

Excerpts from author, foreign correspondent Chris Hedges’ talk at Northeastern University in support of its now banned Students for Justice in Palestine chapter.

Apr 06 18:30

Thousands Riot In The Streets of Isla Vista California

What began as an unlawful assembly during a spring break party Saturday night in Santa Barbara quickly became an emergency situation, leaving multiple sheriff's deputies injured, more than 100 arrested and many transported to the hospital.

Apr 06 17:44

Ukraine Loses State Buildings In Key Eastern Cities To Protesters; Blames Putin - Live Webcast

Earlier this morning we reported that "Pro-Russia Protesters Seize Government Building In East Ukraine, Demand Autonomy." We suggested that this was only the first city in eastern Ukraine that would see this kind of internal revolt. Sure enough, hours later, the largest city in East Ukraine and one located in close proximity to Russia, Kharkiv, also saw its state building fall to what appear to be pro-Russia protesters, making it the third major city after Donetsk and nearby Luhansk.

Apr 06 15:51

Mounting evidence of health concerns near tar sands development

Two studies released in the past week have drawn attention the linkage between tar sands development and significant health concerns. The two reports both released by the Alberta government separately show that the incidence of cancer downstream of tar sands development is higher than expected and that air emissions from a certain type of drilling tar sands operation is likely causing health problems. These studies add to what is a growing mountain of peer-reviewed science that confirms tar sands operations are contaminating air and water with toxic and cancer-causing chemicals. In other words, the linkages between tar sands development and potential health impacts are emerging.

Apr 06 15:32

This Is What Employment In America Really Looks Like…

The level of employment in the United States has been declining since the year 2000. There have been moments when things have appeared to have been getting better for a short period of time, and then the decline has resumed. Thanks to the offshoring of millions of jobs, the replacement of millions of workerswith technologyand the overall weakness of the U.S. economy, the percentage of Americans that are actually working is significantly lower than it was when this century began. And even though things have stabilized at a reduced level over the past few years, it is only a matter of time until the next major wave of the economic collapse strikes and the employment level goes even lower. And the truth is that more good jobs are being lost every single day in America. For example, as you will read about below, Warren Buffett is shutting down a Fruit of the Loom factory in Kentucky and moving it to Honduras just so that he can make a little bit more money.

Apr 06 13:20

Vaccines kill far more people than faulty Chevy Cobalt cars, but drug makers are granted total legal immunity

Even more disheartening than this whole GM scandal, though, is the much bigger vaccine scandal -- which still goes unaddressed. Though vaccines injure and kill far more people annually than defective Chevy Cobalts, there is no mainstream movement to hold vaccine manufacturers accountable for injuring and killing children.

In fact, the federal government has granted the vaccine industry total immunity from ever having to face the legal system for its crimes against humanity.

Apr 06 12:54

Recall: Something nastier than normal lurks in Tyson chicken nuggets

Just in case chicken “nuggets” aren’t disgusting enough, now Tyson has been forced to recall more than 75,000 pounds of the melded poultry parts because of “extraneous material”

Apr 06 12:43

Barack Obama: The last American president - Intellihub News

I have reported on various aspects of Executive Order (EO) 13603 in the past. However, I have not reported on the EO in a global sense.

Apr 06 12:13

Uri Avnery: The Monster on the Hill

THE BASIC problem is that the American political process is totally corrupt. There is no other way to put it.
It is nice to think that ordinary citizens can raise these sums with their modest donations, but that is an illusion. Donations of these dimensions can only come from the rich, especially from the very, very rich.

In Las Vegas, potential GOP Presidential candidates groveled before Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson who has one primary interest: potential Presidential candidates must support the militaristic right wing in Israel.
Mighty governors of important states did their best to sell themselves like applicants at a job interview. Each of them tried to trump the others in promising to do the Mogul’s bidding.

If Adelson succeeds in installing his favorite in the White House, the U.S. will become totally subservient to the extreme right-wing in Israel. He might as well put Netanyahu in the Oval Office.

Uri Avnery writes from Israel:

Apr 06 11:44

Mass strike paralyses Libya's Benghazi

Large parts of Libya's restive eastern city have come to a standstill because of a strike over security concerns.

Apr 06 11:38

German Finance Minister says no haircut, but new Greek bailout possible

Despite the impending release of a long-delayed 8.3 billion euro installment from international lenders and a primary surplus of as much as 2.5 billion euros, Greece may yet need a third bailout, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says.

Apr 06 11:34

Protesters in Donetsk seize state administration building

Earlier on Sunday, about 2,000 people gathered in Donetsk’s central Lenin Square in voice their support to the officers of the Berkut riot police who had been detained by the security services.

Apr 06 11:27

Chossudovsky: Divisions Among the Ukrainian Neo-Nazis?

Professor Michel Chossudosky, the Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and Professor (Emeritus) of Economics at the University of Ottawa, discusses divisions among the the Ukrainian opposition parties behind the February 2014 coup in Kiev and International Monetary Fund (IMF) austerity measures.

Apr 06 11:17

In US, vaccine denial goes mainstream

Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly common, and not only when it comes to infant and childhood immunizations, experts say.
Two in three working age adults refuse to get the annual flu vaccine and the same proportion of parents decline the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for young adolescents, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Apr 06 10:38

US senators fail to kick Russia out of 2014 World Cup

Football’s world governing body FIFA, has refused to kick Russia out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, after two American senators said the country should be barred due to its actions in Ukraine.

Dan Coats and Mark Kirk wrote a letter to the organization based in Zurich in March asking for Russia’s membership to be suspended, and for the country to be barred from competing in this year’s World Cup in Brazil, as well as losing the right to host the event in four years’ time.

In a letter to the two senators, FIFA said participation in the World Cup is based on sporting merit and only a violation of FIFA statutes and regulations could lead to a suspension from a competition.

Apr 06 10:16

Glyphosate/Roundup & Human Male Infertility

There is already evidence that glyphosate is an endocrine disrupting chemical (see later), but the extent of the problem is far greater than it appears. Different glyphosate formulations vary in toxicity, mainly because some of them contain adjuvants that are either toxic by themselves, or else exert synergistic effects with glyphosate. It has long been known that Monsanto’s formulation Roundup, the most widely used glyphosate herbicide, is far more damaging than glyphosate itself (reviewed in [5] Ban GMOs Now, ISIS special report).

Apr 06 10:15

Supreme Court Rules for Big Money

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

It didn't surprise. It's supremely pro-business. It's always been this way. It's more than ever now.

It supports Big Monied interests. It does so over democratic governance. It's on the wrong side of most issues mattering most.

On April 2, it repeated a familiar pattern. Its McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision ruled one dollar = one vote. It struck down federal campaign contribution limits. It did so disgracefully...

Apr 06 09:50

US sending two ballistic missile destroyers to Japan In Response To North Korean Threat

The US defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations on Sunday, announcing that the US would send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbours.

Apr 06 09:47

Green 'smear campaign' against professor who dared to disown 'sexed up' UN climate dossier

Prof Tol, from Sussex University, is a highly respected climate economist and one of two ‘co-ordinating lead authors’ of an important chapter in the 2,600-page report published last week by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He has been widely criticised by green campaigners after he claimed that the much shorter ‘summary for policymakers’ – hammered out in all-night sessions between scientists and government officials over a week-long meeting in Yokohama, Japan – was overly ‘alarmist’.

In his view, the summary focused on ‘scare stories’ and suggestions the world faced ‘the four horsemen of the apocalypse’.

He said he did not want his name associated with it because he felt ‘uncomfortable’ with the way the summary exaggerated the economic impact of global warming.

Apr 06 09:27

EU "unhappy" with Australia's decision to drop climate change from the G20 agenda

European Union officials say Australia has become completely “disengaged” on climate change since Tony Abbott was elected in September last year.

Apr 06 09:27

Low fat foods contain an average 20% more sugar than full fat equivalents and can increase risk of weight gain and diabetes, health experts warn

‘Low fat’ foods contain 20 per cent more sugar on average than their full fat equivalents, a study has claimed.

Experts labelled some of the sugar levels found in an investigation as dangerous, adding that eating the ‘skinny’ version of certain products could lead to a higher risk of diabetes and weight gain.

Without fat, sugar is absorbed rapidly into the body giving you a large intake of energy which you may not actually need. If you're not an athlete who's burning it off, that's a bad idea.

‘The sugar will convert into fat and you'll also find you feel hungry again quicker and end up eating more. Continuously high sugar levels contribute to obesity and diabetes.’

Apr 06 09:26

Stolichnaya Vodka Bans Obama, Kerry and McCain From Drinking Its Product

First, McDonalds announced that it was removing their restaurants from Crimea due to tensions between the U.S. and Russia causing Moscow to fire back and suggest the removal of the fast food chain. A few days back, a Mexican fast food establishment banned Vladimir Putin from its restaurant. Now, in a move seen by many insiders/specialists/idiots, Stolichnaya vodka has retaliated against the president of the U.S, Barack Obama.

Apr 06 09:21

McCutcheon took us back in time, but it might just birth the next Occupy The conservative supreme court thinks it can build a gilded age for the era of income inequality. They won't know what hit 'em - Guardian

The supreme court is composed of five justices appointed by Republican presidents, and four appointed by Democratic ones. In the McCutcheon v FEC case decided on Wednesday, the five Republican appointees interpreted the first amendment to protect the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6m into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign.

The decision by those justices allows individual donors to buy – and federal officeholders to solicit – unparalleled personal influence in Washington. McCutcheon drowns out the voices of ordinary citizens.

The decision rests on the court's dubious finding that such spending does not give rise to corruption. That's baloney, as anyone who has the faintest familiarity with contemporary American politics well knows. As Justice Stephen Breyer noted in his dissenting opinion: "where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard".

Apr 06 09:21

Military drone crashes near Pennsylvania elementary school

A nearly 400-pound unmanned aerial vehicle crash-landed near an elementary school in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon, irritating members of the community and alarming civil liberties advocates nervous about drones flying over the US.

The drone, an RQ-7 Shadow, is 11 feet long with a 14 foot wingspan. Why it was flying in the air above Lickdale Elemantary School is unknown, but Major Ed Shank, a public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania National Guard, told Les Stewart of the Lebanon Daily News that drones operate out of Fort Indiantown Gap, an Army post in Lebanon County.

The 375-pound craft endured what officials called a “hard landing” before being run over by a civilian vehicle.

Apr 06 09:19

New revelations about mom killed by Capitol cops

First they called her a terrorist threat.

When she turned out to be an unarmed suburban mother, they said she was on drugs.

Now, WND has exclusively learned, without a trace of doubt, that was wrong, too.

WND can also now report Miriam Carey was shot in the back of the head by U.S. Capitol Police officers and uniformed Secret Service agents six months ago, on Oct. 3, 2013.

Apr 06 09:18

Guardian awarded 2013 IRE medal for NSA files investigative reporting

The Guardian was awarded Thursday with the 2013 IRE medal for investigative reporting for its work to expose secret government surveillance programs.

“In a series of investigative stories based on top-secret National Security Agency documents leaked by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, the Guardian US revealed a story that continues to reverberate in the United States and across the globe,” the IRE judges said in a statement. “The Guardian’s reporting, and that by other news organizations, prompted vigorous debate in the US and around the world as well as numerous legal challenges, Congressional hearings and legislation calling for reform of NSA programs.”

Apr 06 09:18

Treated like a criminal? Girl, 13, says she was suspended for opposing Common Core

A 13-year-old student at Orange-Ulster BOCES believes she was suspended from school this week as a result of telling other students they didn't have to take the Common Core English test Tuesday.

The girl, eighth-grader Seirra Olivero, was suspended for two days for insubordination.

While she acknowledges the charge, she contends in a complaint filed with the district that she felt bullied by three administrators because she told other students they didn't have to take the test.

Apr 06 09:18

J STREET AND THE END OF ZIONISM

It’s time to bite the bullet. We of the critical (non/anti/post-Zionist) Israeli peace camp understand why a liberal Zionist organization like J Street could never consider, let alone accept, the end of the two-state solution. You say it yourselves: the end of the two-state solution is the end of Israel as a Jewish state; it marks the end of Zionism.

Apr 06 09:17

DIASPORA PSYCHOSIS ….

And Kerry sees a possible solution?

He is as wacko as all of the above!

Apr 06 09:17

Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald address US campaigners via video

In Chicago, a sympathetic crowd of nearly 1,000 packed a downtown hotel ballroom at Amnesty International USA's annual human rights meeting and gave Greenwald, who dialled in from Brazil, a raucous welcome before Snowden was patched in 15 minutes later – to a standing ovation.

The pair cautioned that government monitoring of "metadata" is more intrusive than directly listening to phone calls or reading emails and stressed the importance of a free press willing to scrutinise government activity.

Metadata includes which telephone number calls which other numbers, when the calls were made and how long they lasted. Metadata does not include the content of the calls.

Amnesty International is campaigning to end mass surveillance by the US government and calling for congressional action to further rein in the collection of information about telephone calls and other communications.

Apr 06 09:15

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Apr 06 09:01

The Kamikaze Economics and Politics of Forcing Austerity on the Ukraine

“Unpopular austerity measures” are, of course, among the best things Ukraine can do to aid Russia’s effort to “destabilize” the Ukraine. Indeed, Yatseniuk admits this point later in the article.

Apr 06 08:58

Obama and the EPA Know No Bounds With Regard To Climate Change

First, it was cows. Now it’s humans. Will Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama and The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not stop until EVERYTHING is regulated in the name of global warming, or climate change, or whatever it’s called this week?

On March 28, 2014, Obama released a Fact Sheet entitled “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions.” That “Fact Sheet” closely follows a study by the EPA that announced that cows emit methane.

So the stage is set. The EPA will protect us from evil cows that emit methane. We can all sleep better. Or can we?

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"I call the plan OBAMACORK!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 06 08:55

Hundreds of gunmen turn themselves in to authorities in Homs and Hassaka

Cases of 285 gunmen who turned themselves in and handed their weapons over to authorities was settled in several areas in Homs and Hasaka, a local source said Sunday.

The source told SANA The gunmen are from Deir-Baalbeh, al-Rastan, al-Zohouriyeh, al-Jdeideh al-Sharqyieh and al-Freglos and have turned themselves in with the endeavors of National Reconciliation Committees.

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This may take a while to load. The Syrian news website has been having problems all morning (or is being interfered with).

Apr 06 08:54

Recall: Something Even Nastier than Usual Lurks in Tyson Chicken Nuggets

Just in case chicken "nuggets" aren't disgusting enough, now Tyson has been forced to recall more than 75,000 pounds of the melded poultry parts because of "extraneous material".

Due to an issue with some of the processing equipments, consumers may find a little something extra in their "nuggets" - little bits of plastic.

Apr 06 08:51

13 yr old suspended in Vernon NJ for Twirling a pencil like a gun

Michael Chaplin? gives us a cautionary tail about his son's ordeal at his local public school in Vernon NJ

Apr 06 08:18

British National Party BNP activists are told to take down a "STOP PAEDOPHILE RINGS" banner by Greater Manchester Police

British National Party BNP activists are told to take down a "STOP
PAEDOPHILE RINGS" banner by Greater Manchester Police on the basis it might be offensive in a diverse society.

Apr 06 08:17

Big Brother’s Facebook: UK, US intelligence ‘infiltrating’ social media

American and British intelligence hope to take advantage of social media platforms, like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, in an effort to spread disinformation and propaganda, as well as potentially foment public protests, recent Snowden leaks claim.

According to Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first broke the news on the Snowden NSA leaks, an Orwellian-style dystopia is lurking on the horizon as western spy agencies see an opportunity for manipulating public opinion and disseminating state propaganda by exploiting global internet giants, such as Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Apr 06 08:16

NASA spacecraft to rock dark side of the moon

A NASA spacecraft that has been orbiting the moon for months is set to conclude its mission, with a bang when it smashes into the far side of the celestial body later this month.

Apr 06 08:15

Abducted Ukrainian journalist found killed, believed to be tortured first

A kidnapped Ukrainian journalist and Maidan activist has been found dead in a forest some 150 kilometers (90 miles) from the capital Kiev. The reporter is believed to have been brutally tortured before being killed and buried, local media report.

Apr 06 08:14

Anti-EU mood rising as Hungary goes to revamped parliamentary poll

Hungarians are casting their votes in revamped elections which will see the parliament slashed by almost a third. Surveys predict a landslide victory for PM Viktor Orban’s party, who led the country out of the crisis and resisted Brussels’ influence.

"If the government can stay in power for another four years it could create an economy providing work for all... cuts in energy prices and supporting families," said Orban at a rally in support of his Fidesz political party in the southern Hungarian town of Szeged.

With 47 percent of the population supporting him, the party’s rallying cry of ‘four more years’ may prove accurate, according to the recent opinion polls, led by the Median Opinion Center.

Apr 06 08:10

Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity

Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration.

Apr 06 08:08

Windows XP diehards to fend off hackers on their own

People clinging to Microsoft’s aging Windows XP operating system will be left to fend off cyber criminals by themselves come Tuesday.

On April 8, the US software colossus will stop patching newly found security holes in Windows XP code that hackers could exploit to slip into computers.

Despite Microsoft’s long-heralded plan to stop “supporting” the nearly 13-year-old operating system, it still powers from 20 to 30 percent of Windows machines around the world, according to industry estimates.

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I won't buy the newer Windows products because they have MORE security holes ... thanks to the NSA! When this machine dies I am going Linux.

Microsoft wants to loot their customers for a new operating system every five years, which means being forced to buy new updated versions of all your applications. Enough is enough.

Apr 06 08:06

FDA Vaccine Insert Lists Autism as Adverse Reaction

Apr 06 08:06

Free Thinking Is Now Considered A Mental Illness

The Soviet Union used new mental illness for political repression.

People who didn’t accept the beliefs of the Communist Party developed a new type of schizophrenia.

They suffered from the delusion of believing communism was wrong. They were isolated, forcefully medicated, and put through repressive “therapy” to bring them back to sanity.

Now thanks to thought policing by the American Psychiatric Association the latest addition of the DSM-IV(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is setting up the dominoes for arbitrary diagnosis of any dissenting individuals.

Listed as new mental illnesses are above-average creativity and cynicism. The manual goes on to identify a mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD.

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I've been ODD all along! :)

Apr 06 08:04

Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk rallies in favor of independence referendum

At least 1,000 protesters have gathered in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the industrial capital of the region, demanding that authorities respect their right for self-determination by allowing them to stage a Crimea-style referendum.

The rally was held in the city's central Lenin Square. Demonstrators held Russian flags and signs which read, “The Republic of Donetsk.”

The protesters called for a general all-Ukrainian strike and distributed leaflets declaring April 18 a referendum day.

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Looks like Greystone/Blackwater/Xi/Academii have some skulls to crack on behalf of the unelected government in Kiev!

Apr 06 08:02

Philip Wood's girlfriend believes MH370 had a military escort to Diego Garcia, based on what a source told her

The strange case of MH370 passenger Philip Wood and the featureless black photo he allegedly took from a darkened cell on Diego Garcia continues to develop. The photo, besides having no discernible detail, had other problems, such as: 1) it was supposedly posted via voice commands to a site (4chan.org) where it would be difficult to do so; 2) it contained embedded text indicating that it was probably processed by PhotoShop; 3) it was supposedly sent from an iPhone 5 that had been kept hidden by a prisoner for ten days; and 4) it had dimensions much smaller than normal for an iPhone 5 photo, either from the front or back camera.

Now Philip Wood's partner Sarah Bajc, who has stated a belief that the aircraft is intact and the passengers are alive, says that a source has told her the plane had a military escort:

Apr 06 08:01

Palestinians are right to go UN route

The steps taken by Mahmoud Abbas for Palestine to join 15 UN bodies has elicted reactions from several members of the US Congress and, of particular note, from the US ambassador to the United Nations, where reason appears to have been dethroned.

Apr 06 08:00

Social Media and the Destabilization of Cuba: USAID’s Secret “Cuban Twitter” Intended to Stir Unrest

Reported by the Associated Press, Washington has created a “Cuban Twitter” with a view to creating social unrest. The ultimate objective of this and other initiatives is to demonize and weaken the Cuban Communist government.

This program should be seen as part of Washington’s Worldwide actions to implement regime change in countries which do not abide by U.S. diktats. The social media program entitled ZunZuneo was part of a secret plan under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID):

Apr 06 08:00

Ukrainian leadership to hire US mercenaries to suppress eastern regions

Private military company will be in charge of suppressing protest movements in Eastern Ukraine, said a source in the country's Security Service. According to him, the name of the company is Greystone Limited.

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Greystone is a subsidiary of Blackwater/Xi/Academii or whatever they are calling themselves this week to duck the bad publicity.

Apr 06 07:58

All The Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power

Wall Street’s War

While the protests against the Vietnam War intensified in the first years of the Nixon administration, the financial elite was fighting its own war—over the future of banking and against Glass-Steagall regulations. National City Bank chairman Walter Wriston was a steadfast warrior in related battles, as he fought with Chase chairman David Rockefeller for supremacy over the US banker community and for dominance over global finance.

Apr 06 07:57

Man Infected With Ebola-Type Virus Traveled Through New York Airport

A man from Saskatoon, Canada visiting Africa unknowingly became infected with Ebola-type virus and on his way home, traveled through two U.S. International Airports: New York and Minneapolis. Within days of his trip, another man in Minneapolis was diagnosed with the same Ebola-type hemorrhagic virus! Since the infected man traveled through a New York City area airport, the Ebola virus may be in New York City!

Apr 06 07:52

US Lawmakers Call for Increase in Missile Defense Aid to Israel

US lawmakers have called on Congress to increase funding for Israeli missile defense projects.

Last Thursday, Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, urged a key House of Representatives panel to increase funding for Israel's Iron Dome, Arrow, Arrow 3, and David's Sling missile defense systems.

Apr 06 07:51

Obama boasts 10 million Americans signed up for Obamacare – after Medicaid and PRISON INMATES are FORCED TO JOIN

Three million lower-income Americans have enrolled in the Medicaid program for the poor so far during the rollout of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, the administration announced on Friday.

That brings the number of people who have signed up for both public and private health coverage to 10 million since the October 1 launch of Affordable Care Act.

A percentage of those new enrollees includes prisoners in cash-strapped states that have decided to rely on Obamacare for their inmates’ health insurance needs.

Apr 06 07:49

Police swoop on Chinese businessman accused of Iran nuclear smuggling plot

British police have arrested a Chinese businessman at Heathrow Airport in connection with an alleged plot to smuggle parts for Iran's nuclear programme

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nice bit of propaganda; they get to bash Iran AND China at the same time. The actual items under discussion are not parts for a nuclear weapon, but a standard pressure transducer with many benign applications in industry. The entire arrest and publicity is based on the claim that these transducers could be used to make a nuclear weapon and zero evidence that they were.

Apr 06 07:46

LATEST SEX ABUSE SCANDALS BY CATHOLIC PRIESTS [APRIL 6, 2014]

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Apr 06 07:46

Israel launches air strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli warplanes attacked several sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Sunday, sources on both sides said, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state.

Palestinian medical and security sources said five sites in northern and southern Gaza were hit, including training camps for the militant Islamic Jihad and Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's military wing.

The Palestinians said there were no injuries in the attacks.

The Israeli army said in a statement it "retaliated" to "ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza", targeting four "terror sites" in northern Gaza and a fifth in the south of the coastal territory.

Apr 06 07:45

Watch: Israeli sniper shoots Palestinian cameraman at Ofer protest

Video emerged on Sunday of the moment an Israeli sniper shot a Palestinian cameraman in the stomach while he was covering a protest at Ofer prison on Friday.

Apr 06 07:43

Israel may take ‘unilateral action’ over Abbas’ UN move

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has warned that Israel may take “unilateral action” against the Palestinians after the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, signed 15 international conventions that could pave the way for a renewed attempt to gain United Nations statehood.

Apr 06 07:41

US plays crooked lawyer in Israeli-Palestinian drama

It looks as though Washington is planning to hand Israel the colony blocs, about three-quarters of occupied East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley

Apr 06 07:41

US defense chief warns China over territorial claims

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned China against unilateral action to resolve territorial disputes with its neighbours, drawing a parallel with Russia's incursion in Ukraine as he announced two more warships would be sent to Japan.

Apr 06 07:40

Massive theater, smoke and mirrors desperately invoked to portray Obamacare as a success

The Obama administration and its friends in the press and public policy sector have gone all in to declare the President's signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, a "success" now that 7 million people have allegedly signed up for coverage under the law's exchanges.

But there are a number of things which make this victory lap that the White House is taking seem foolish and inherently political; under further scrutiny, it becomes obvious that a number of claims being made by the administration about Obamacare are misleading, if not outright false:

Apr 06 07:39

Oklahoma Breaking Records For Earthquake Activity - Fracking?

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

Food and water contamination in areas subjected to fracking might be a result of the 596 chemicals used in the process. Or maybe it's just a coincidence. A coincidence like earthquake swarms breaking out ... also in fracked regions...

Apr 06 07:05

Gas prices in Europe to rise 50%, if it abandons Russia’s supplies – Energy Minister

Domestic prices in Europe will go up by at least 50 percent, if it cuts supplies from Russia, according to Russia’s Energy Minister Alexandre Novak.

“Moving away from pipeline transportation of natural gas, construction of terminals and deliveries of liquefied natural gas will lead to an increase in gas prices in Europe from the current $380 per 1,000 cubic metres to at least $550,” Novak said in an interview to the Russia 24 TV Channel.

“And the question arises: are the economies of European countries ready to supply and consume gas at such a price?” the Minister asked.

Apr 06 07:03

Big Brother’s Facebook: UK, US intelligence ‘infiltrating’ social media

American and British intelligence hope to take advantage of social media platforms, like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, in an effort to spread disinformation and propaganda, as well as potentially foment public protests, recent Snowden leaks claim.

According to Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first broke the news on the Snowden NSA leaks, an Orwellian-style dystopia is lurking on the horizon as western spy agencies see an opportunity for manipulating public opinion and disseminating state propaganda by exploiting global internet giants, such as Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Apr 06 06:58

TEPCO relies on destitute alcoholics to clean up Fukushima; workers bathed in radioactive waste

Officials with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have shifted attention away from the energy producer's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in recent months, leaving a poorly trained, often unskilled and demoralized workforce to take care of the dangerous radiological cleanup there, multiple reports say.

Meanwhile, as reported by The New York Times, TEPCO continues to pour a wealth of resources into Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, another plant that the company hopes to restart later in 2014 as part of the government's plan to begin using nuclear-generated power again some three years after the world's second-worst nuclear disaster - a move that some on the country's nuclear regulatory board have criticized.

Apr 06 06:54

Most sophisticated Android malware yet has already infected millions

A new report from The Hacker News details some new Android malware that may be the biggest threat to the operating system to date, and it may have already infected millions of devices.

Called Oldboot, the malware is “designed to re-infect mobile devices even after a thorough cleanup.” Apparently, the program resides in the memory of infected devices, and it modifies “devices’ boot partition and booting script file to launch system service and extract malicious application during the early stage of system’s booting.”

Versions of the program are so sophisticated that they can perform various stealthy operations including fighting detection and antivirus apps.

Apr 06 06:37

Paying For Facebook Promotion is Now Akin to Paying the Mafia for “Protection”

Paying for FB promotion thus only becomes extremely successful because FB artificially manipulates the market to make their promotion service appear to have more value than it does. I have been writing for a long time that the data from my own site has shown that Twitter and Pinterest have faaarrrrr better natural reach than FB and it’s nowhere near close.

The FB well is going to run dry, and it’s going to happen soon, I’d say within the next 2 years. Even the mafia is susceptible to competition and the competition is literally killing FB at the moment, they realize it, and are choosing quick cash over trying to fight back.

Apr 06 06:09

Sony Demands Removal of Open-Source Indie Short ‘Sintel’ From YouTube

Sony Pictures has demanded the removal of the CGI short film Sintel from YouTube due to a claim of copyright infringement. One small problem: they don’t actually own anything in the film.

Sintel, a film by Colin Levy which has been featured before on Cartoon Brew, was created by the Blender Foundation, the non-profit organization which promotes the free, open source 3D software Blender. The crowdfunded short was made using entirely original materials, and was licensed as Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, which means that anyone can freely share the movie.

The removal of the film is most likely the result of a faulty DMCA take-down request, but it speaks to a bigger and more troubling issue: corporations today have unprecedented control to wipe independent creators off the Internet.

Apr 06 06:00

Another Banker Found Dead

A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible “family tragedy.” This expands the dismal list of senior financial services executive deaths to 12 in the last few months. The 57-year-old Jan Peter Schmittmann, was reportedly discovered by his other daughter when she arrived home that morning. Police declined to comment on the cirumstances of his (and his wife and daughter’s) death.

Apr 06 05:57

Tony Blair ‘knew all about CIA secret kidnap programme’

Tony Blair knew in detail about the CIA’s secret kidnap and interrogation programme after the September 11 attacks and was kept informed “every step of the way” by MI6, a security source has told The Telegraph.

Apr 06 05:18

A Century of Deceit: Iraq, the World Wars, Holocaust and Zionist Militarism

While the West bears much shame and responsibility for aiding and abetting the Zionist project and all of its murderous and destructive consequences, bringing history into accordance with the facts is one way to uplift the Palestinians whose struggle for freedom and justice goes on.

Some studies estimate that close to 1.5 million Iraqis have lost their lives as a result of the brutal American invasion and occupation of their country in 2003.[1] Millions more Iraqis have become refugees and orphans. American depleted uranium weapons have caused cancer rates in some Iraqi cities to skyrocket, permanently destroying the genes of future generations of Iraqis who are being born with horrific birth defects and diseases.

Apr 06 02:23

Scottish independence: "London is burying its head in the sand"

British Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to ban Scottish MPs from voting in the 2015 general election if Scotland votes for independence from Westminster, because Scottish MPs should not be deciding English and Welsh government policy, according to The Times of London.

Apr 06 02:20

Scores of Egyptians taken hostage in Libya

Libyan gunmen demand release of a national who was handed a life sentence by Egyptian authorities for smuggling arms.

Apr 06 01:57

Newest Fort Hood Shooter Ironically Criticized Adam Lanza on Facebook

CNN obtained the Facebook posts of Fort Hood's most recent accused shooter Ivan Lopez and is reporting that he criticized accused Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza prior to his own supposed shooting rampage and suicide:

Lopez wrote that Lanza "pretends to be a victim of a mental illness followed by addiction to violent video games" and that the shooter sought "international attention" and a "minute of fame as a villain."

He added, "It is stupid to me that anyone can have easy access to a powerful weapon without being mentally evaluated. This makes the government indirect accomplice... These bastards have perfected their way of attacking studying previous massacres to gain publicity and their minute of fame as a villain. But thanks to Hollywood and the sensational profiling by the media [they] give more power to those intelligent cowards."

Apr 06 01:49

Ukraine ready to buy Russian gas for $268 per 1,000 cm

"We do not accept the price of $500", said parliament-appointed Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk.

If he doesn't accept the price, then I'm sure Yatsenyuk, the unelected leader of Ukraine, can go elsewhere for a better price.

Apr 06 01:43

Namesake of Kremlin chief Sergei Ivanov denied right to buy sneakers from US shop

The shop provided him with a notice saying that Sergei Ivanov had been included in the list of persons who could not be sent any mail from the United States.

Apr 06 01:36

US operates global drone war from German base – ex-pilot

A testimony by a former US Air Force drone pilot has revealed that the US is using its Ramstein Air Base in Germany to wage highly controversial drone warfare in Africa, Yemen, and Pakistan.

April 5, 2014

Apr 05 23:13

ABN Amro Ex-CEO found dead

A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible “family tragedy.”

Apr 05 22:48

Obama, the Sauds, and Bottomless Hypocrisy

Saudi Arabia’s role as the “world’s largest oil exporter” is only one contributing factor to America’s bottomless hypocrisy regarding its relations with the Saudi Kingdom. While some would see US policy dictated by Saudi wealth, it is the regime’s precarious political existence both domestically and internationally, a key feature desired by hegemons when searching for vassal states, that primarily dictates US-Saudi relations

Apr 05 20:05

THE MICHAEL RIVERO DRINKING GAME! TONIGHT!

Okay; it's Saturday night. You have friends over. It's getting late and you are looking for a way to get the party into high gear!

Go on over to the H2 channel (one of the history channels) and look for "America's Book of Secrets", season 3. It starts at 10PM, although you may want to check your local listings. For example, here in Hawaii it's on at 7PM, but we go to bed early in our house.

There is a persistent rumor that a certain blogger and talk radio host that lives in Hawaii will be on the program for the following episodes and dates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, what can I say. The Big Brother episode is over and I am stone-cold sober. Needless to say I am disappointed that History Channel's "America's Book of Secrets" did not include any of the segments I videotaped for this episode in their final cut.

Whether I am in any of the other episodes I was interviewed for is up to the editors, but at this point, I would not bother watching the rest of the series just to see my ugly face.

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Apr 05 19:38

Calm Before the QE Storm

Apr 05 17:24

Ukraine and Crimea, An Illegal Putsch and a Democratic Referendum

Again, for anyone just returning from another planet, Crimea with a turn out of 83.1%, voted, in a referendum, by nearly ninety seven percent, to rejoin Russia. Not only was not a shot fired (apart from a couple in the air and one by a sniper suspiciously mirroring actions by the far right in Kiev) but incredibly, Russia is now contemplating returning some of the arms from the bases it has taken over, to Kiev.

Apr 05 16:27

Angry mob attacks Ebola treatment center in Guinea

An Ebola treatment center in Guinea was attacked by an angry mob who believed that they were responsible for spreading the virus

Apr 05 16:01

Ghostery

Ghostery shows you the invisible web – cookies, tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons—and gives you a roll-call of over 1,600 ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers and other companies interested in your activity.

Apr 05 16:00

FBI Smashes Alleged Radical-Right Terror Plot in Texas

FBI agents in Texas have arrested a man who allegedly was plotting to use C-4 explosives and weapons to kill police officers, rob banks and armored cars, and blow up government buildings and mosques, authorities announced today.

Robert James Talbot Jr., 38, of Katy, Texas, was arrested Thursday on federal charges of attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material, the FBI said.Robert-James-Talbot

After setting up a Facebook page called American Insurgent Movement (AIM), Talbot allegedly sought to recruit five or six like-minded people who wanted “to restore America Pre-Constitutionally and look forward to stopping the Regime with action by bloodshed.” He wrote this year on the AIM page that he was seeking people interested in “walking away from your life … to stop the regime.”

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This feels like another FBI setup where informants egged him on to make these statements and provided explosives so he could be arrested.

Apr 05 15:48

Another Fraudulent Jobs Report

Paul Craig Roberts
Activist Post

As I have pointed out for a decade, the “New Economy” jobs that we were promised in exchange for our manufacturing jobs and tradable professional service jobs that were offshored have never shown up. The transnational corporations and their hired shills among economists lied to us. Not even a jobs report as deceptive and fraudulent as the BLS payroll jobs report can hide the fact that Congress, the White House, and the American people have sat sucking their thumbs while corporations maximized profits for the one percent at the expense of everyone else in the United States.

Let’s look at where the alleged jobs are...

Apr 05 15:40

Obama’s ‘Champion Of Change’ Amnesty Advocate Indicted for Immigration Fraud

An amnesty advocate that President Barack Obama’s White House publicly promoted as part of its “Champion of Change” series has been indicted in federal court on charges of fraud.

Apparently Bonnie M. Youn just couldn’t wait for “comprehensive immigration reform,” and she allegedly decided to bring in illegal immigrants on her own. Well, she was just following the lawless example of her own mentor, Barack.

Apr 05 15:23

Militants fire mortar shells at Syrian capital

Foreign-backed militants in Syria have fired mortar shells at several areas in the capital, Damascus, with one landing near the Russian Embassy, reports say.

Apr 05 15:23

Inmates getting coverage under ObamaCare, as states shift cost to feds

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration often touts that people with pre-existing conditions and countless others can now get covered under ObamaCare. But there's another group that's starting to benefit from the law -- prison inmates.

Cash-strapped state and local prisons increasingly are using the Affordable Care Act to pay for their inmates' medical costs, taking advantage of a little-known provision that lets them shift some of those expenses to the federal government.

Ohio, Illinois and Iowa are among the states trying to offload the rising costs of health care – which include mental health programs – by enrolling inmates into a new expanded Medicaid program when they get sick.

Apr 05 15:09

Girlfriend Of Passenger On Flight 370 Says A Family Member Saying Plane Was Followed By Fighter Jets

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This story just gets weirder and weirder.

Apr 05 15:05

Judge Throws Out Challenge to Extrajudicial Killings of Americans

A US federal judge late Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's killing of three Americans in drone strokes, a decision slammed as "a true travesty of justice for our constitutional democracy."

Apr 05 14:41

Japan Orders Strike Against Any North Korean Missile Deemed a Threat

TOKYO — Japan will strike any North Korean missile that threatens to hit Japan, a government source said on Saturday.

Apr 05 14:23

Zionist billionaire eyes US presidential purchase

Uri Avnery examines how big money is corrupting US and Israeli politics, and highlights the role of American Jewish casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson who is now considering his next US presidential purchase.

Apr 05 11:24

City, state police deny request for recordings from Boyd shooting

Created: 04/05/2014 12:04 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Albuquerque police released lapel camera video from just one of the two officers involved in the shooting of a homeless man in the foothills, but KOB Eyewitness News 4's request for the other recordings has been denied.

Apr 05 10:51

A Message to the Tea Party: Nothing Good Happens Supporting the Nation of Israel.

Any Candidate that has taken money from AIPAC needs to be aware that they are in danger of losing their seat in the House or Senate. Supporting Israel is a foreign entanglement we can not no longer afford as a nation. Israel wants American soldiers to fight their wars. These wars have ran the nation into the ground economically as well as weakened our readiness of our armed forces to defend ourselves if we come under attack on our borders because troops are deployed worldwide.

Apr 05 10:21

Half of Americans Think Cops Not Held Accountable

The April 2014 Reason-Rupe poll found that half of Americans think law enforcement officers are not held accountable for misconduct. That number rises to 64 percent for Hispanics and 66 percent for African Americans.

Apr 05 10:19

The Role of Fascism and the Oligarchs in Ukraine

The following is a transcript of our interview with Sergey Kirichuk of the Borotba Party, a left-wing, antifascist Ukrainian political party fighting for the solidarity of Ukrainians. We discuss the oligarchic forces and right-wing groups operating in Kyiv such as Svoboda, Euromaidan, and Right Sector, go over the players and pawns of the current Ukrainian Parliament (Rada), and discuss the possible outcomes of the crisis.

Apr 05 10:16

Why NSA spying is breaking UK law

What De is saying is that the companies were ordered to do this by the US government, using a secret court created under the governing legislation, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act 1978. He is also saying that the named corporations knew what they were doing because they were acting under written court orders.

US law does not run outside US territory. A law made in the US that says “thou shalt thieve and steal abroad” has no validity in the UK, or anywhere else. The thefts ordered by the Fisa Courts are, for the most part, illegal in the UK, under the Data Protection Act, the Human Rights Act section 8 and the Official Secrets Act. Pleading Fisa is no defence in a UK court.

The PCLOB session minutes amount to the public record of a criminal conspiracy to spy on other nations by forcing commercial companies to do the dirty work.

Apr 05 10:11

State Department Misplaced $6B Under Hillary Clinton

IG report reveals incomplete, lost contract files worth $6B

Apr 05 10:01

Buyer Beware: Do You Really Think Your Retirement Money Will Be There When You Need It?

The following micro-documentary investigates America’s 401k scheme, and how investors are being scammed from every angle and set up for total failure by their government.

Apr 05 09:49

Presidential Rule by Deception: Obama, the Master Con-Man

Petras pulled no punches saying “(i)n an electoral system, run by and for a corporate oligarchy, deception and demagoguery are essential elements – entertaining the people while working for the wealthy.”

Every US president does it. All congressional leaders. It’s “de rigueur” to pretend to be “everyman.” It persists while committing “war crimes worthy of prosecution.”

It’s play-acting. It’s duplicity. Obama is the “master of deceit.” He lacks an honest bone in his body.

He condemns torture while practicing it. He denounces Wall Street excess while supporting it. He wages one war after another while promising peace.

He backs Palestinian rights while trashing them. He supports the worst of Zionist militancy. He ignores institutionalized Israeli racism.

His word isn’t his bond. He broke every major promise made. He’s “hands down” the “greatest con-man president in American history,” Petras explains.

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At this point in US history, we have a government of the oligarchs by the oligarchs and for the oligarchs: we the people are no longer represented by the US government, whatsoever.

Apr 05 09:41

Retail Tsunami: 16 Major Chains Closing More Stores

The economy appears to be in far worse shape than the major media outlets would have us believe.

In fact, if you want to see how bad the economy really is, simply visit your local shopping center. There you will find that headlines about a retail tsunami – as CNBC put it — are accurate.

Unfortunately, it could be just the tip of the iceberg. Recent news stories show that American retail is in a desperate situation and the entire economy is on very shaky ground.

Here are 16 companies that have closed stores or will close stores soon:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No one with a shred of sense can look at these numbers and use the word "recovery" with a straight face.

Apr 05 09:12

Hagel: US May Add Brigade in Europe to ‘Counter Russia’

Over the past several years the US had been cutting back its ground force in Europe as a cost-cutting measure. In 2012 the Pentagon cut two of its four Army brigades, but that may not last.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is now saying that adding a brigade, bringing it back up to three overall in Europe, is under consideration as a move to “counter Russia” in eastern Europe.

Hagel did not specify where the new “permanent brigade,” which would be roughly 5,000 troops, would be stations, but Poland is a likely candidate, as the Polish government is demanding 10,000 NATO troops on a permanent basis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment, at velocity,upon reading this.

Russia is not threatening Europe, nor would it. Putin is many things, but a deliberate warmonger, unlike so many powerful people in this country, he is not.

Apr 05 09:04

Breaking news: armed protestors outside PM’s office

There are reports of armed protesters outside the official Prime Minister’s Office on Tripoli’s Al-Sekka Road.

“There are around 40 people outside but more are coming all the time,” a local resident told the Libya Herald. He said the men appeared to be mainly in their twenties, and wore civilian clothing. Many were armed, he said, and there was some firing into the air.

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"But how can it be that the Libyan people don't like their western-installed puppet government?" - Official White House Souse.

Apr 05 09:04

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Drone Killings of US Citizens

Collyer argued that it was “impermissible” for the courts to get involved in “operational combat decisions regarding the designation of targets,” though the US is not involved in combat in Yemen, where the killings took place, and the assassinations were rather planned months in advance, and publicized before they took place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Murder is murder, judge, even when the President does it.

Apr 05 09:00

Moody’s downgrades Ukraine to ‘default imminent’

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Ukraine's government bond rating one notch from Caa2 to Caa3, citing the current political crisis and deepening economic instability as reasons for its negative outlook.

The Caa rating is a credit risk grading pertaining to investments that are both very poor quality and entail a high credit risk. The current downgrade drops Ukraine from Moody's "extremely speculative" rating to "default imminent with little prospect for recovery."

Moody’s said the downgrade was driven by three factors, which “exacerbate Ukraine's more longstanding economic and fiscal fragility.”

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Unless Ukraine can get some money quickly, the government will no longer be able to pay its workers, or its military, creating the perfect storm for massive economic collapse and unrest.

Apr 05 08:55

Climate scientist ridicules U.N. report as junk

A prominent environmental scientist has gone public with his scorn for the recently released fifth climate assessment of U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change, which concluded that a continued rise in carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere could risk human extinction.

Leslie Woodcock, emeritus professor of chemical thermodynamics at the University of Manchester’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, mocked the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in a scientific critique of the U.N.’s climate fears.

Woodcock, a former NASA researcher, said the theory of “man-made climate change” is an “unsubstantiated hypothesis.”

“Water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas, and there is 20 times more of it in our atmosphere, around one percent of the atmosphere, whereas CO2 is only 0.04 percent,” he said, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post in the U.K.

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Nobody is going to be convinced to pay a "Cloud tax" or buy "Mist credits." Methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, but most methane comes from deep crust microbes, termites, and cows, life forms far too intelligent to listen to Al Gore.

Carbon dioxide was selected for demonization not because it is a problem, but because it could be blamed on human activity to sell carbon credits and levy carbon taxes, and exert more government control over our private lives. The fact that the UN is still pushing this global warming hysteria despite several record-setting winters in a row proves that this is not science, but a political agenda.

Apr 05 08:50

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against U.S. drone program

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by the families of three American citizens killed by U.S. drones in Yemen, saying senior officials cannot be held personally responsible for money damages for the act of conducting war.

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"...for the act of conducting war."?!?!?

I didn't realize we were at war with Yemen!!!

Well, let me redefine that. We are obviously at war against the people of Yemen, who consider their leadership corrupt, tin-earned, and hell-bent to destroy their lives even more than they are already destroyed by poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and disease. So, the US military is bombing the crap out of them, to make their lives even more miserable, taking out innocent men, women, and children in the process, to keep the regime in Yemen from changing course into one not to the US government's liking.

But I deplore this Judge's decision, because she has absolved the US government of any moral responsibility for the extrajudicial assassinations of Americans and others in this world. Apparently, Judge Collyer has had SMD (selective memory disorder) on the issues of due process, and the right to be tried by a jury of one's peers, before judgement is passed by that jury.

Judge Collyer, thank you so much for making this world even more of a "shooting gallery" for an American government already drunk with the power to use technology to kill anywhere at will; even right here at home. And if you don't think that is coming, you had better think again.

Apr 05 08:50

Did missing flight 370 land in the Maldives or at Diego Garcia?

Well over a week after the disappearance of flight MH370 – which now is the longest official disappearance of a modern jet in aviation history

Apr 05 08:49

How Europe is incubating an even bigger debt crisis by letting deflation take root

Prof Luis Garicano from the London School of Economics said the economic models used to predict inflation seem to be breaking down. “They need to take very serious action,” he said.

Apr 05 08:38

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.

CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, and if it was a REAL suicide, they wouldn't be trying to tell us where it didn't happen!

Apr 05 08:34

Tucson cop who randomly slammed woman to the ground not so tough after receiving threats

The Tucson police officer who was caught on video brutally pummeling a female student as she walked innocuously near the campus of the University of Arizona has been identified as Joel Mann, according to local ABC affiliate KGUN.

Tucson’s police department has reassigned Mann after a large number of anonymous threats were made against him, reports the Daily Mail.

All told, about 50 police officers showed up in riot gear Saturday night. Numerous bystanders say the officers began to act with great hostility toward people in the vast crowd—essentially starting the riot they were sent to prevent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the officer was not summarily sacked for his behaviour against this woman betrays a really insidious, dark collective mindset at the heart of police administration in this city. I wonder: did they take training from the IDF? I note that there are two schools in Tucson which teach this technique, called "Krav Maga". Unfortuntely, the more American police train with the IDF, or former IDF, more and more innocent Americans are treated just like the IDF treats the Palestinians.

Too often, around this country, the phrase "to protect and serve", which used to define American policing, has been replaced by a brutal philosophy of "to maim and kill with impunity".

Apr 05 08:16

US Threatens Russia Over Petrodollar-Busting Deal

On the heels of Russia’s potential “holy grail” gas deal with China, the news of a Russia-Iran oil “barter” deal, it appears the US is starting to get very concerned about its almighty Petrodollar

*U.S. HAS WARNED RUSSIA, IRAN AGAINST POSSIBLE OIL BARTER DEAL
*U.S. SAYS ANY SUCH DEAL WOULD TRIGGER SANCTIONS
*U.S. HAS CONVEYED CONCERNS TO IRANIAN GOVT THROUGH ALL CHANNELS

We suspect these sanctions would have more teeth than some travel bans, but, as we noted previously, it is just as likely to be another epic geopolitical debacle resulting from what was originally intended to be a demonstration of strength and instead is rapidly turning out into a terminal confirmation of weakness.

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With little fanfare, the P5+1 has been meeting with Iranian delegates to form a technical basis to a broader agreement on their nuclear energy program to replace the interim agreement, which is scheduled to expire on July 20th of this year.

We are already well into April; further sanctions may well cause Iran to completely withdraw from these negotiations, which may be precisely the outcome which Israel is pushing the US government have happen, so that if negotiations break down, it will be blamed on the Iranians.

Please note that the war criminal, "sick Dick" Cheney, has recently been heard advocating an Israeli attack against Iran, even while negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran are evolving toward a solution of the issues here.

But these US government financial threats are impotent; they will simply force more countries toward utilizing the yuan, the ruble, or (shudder, gasp), gold.

We may well be hearing the death knell of the petrodollar. And due to horrendous fiscal mismanagement, the Federal Reserve and the US government have no one but themselves to blame for it.

The people in these institutions may think that another world war is the only way to get out of the mess they have created, as happened in World War I and World War II; of course, that only worked in a world where the US ultimately had the best weaponry, and, in World War II, was the only country to have, and use, atomic weapons.

With so many other countries nuclear armed at this point, it is a very different situation at this point in the 21st century.

Apr 05 08:10

Popular Discontent Grows with German Media Lies in Ukraine Crisis

An unprecedented wave of anti-Russian propaganda has dominated the German media in the wake of the US- and German-backed coup in Kiev. Leading publications such as Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitun g and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, but also so-called “alternative” media outlets such as the taz (which has close links to the Greens) are loudly demanding military action against Russia, outdoing one another with menacing attacks on Russian President Vladimir Putin who they describe as a new Hitler and aggressor.

This propaganda campaign, reminiscent of the conformist press of totalitarian dictatorships, has so far had a limited effect. Many readers are repulsed by the campaign and have responded angrily. This is reflected in the letters pages of newspaper and online comment pages.

Apr 05 08:09

Someone teach John Kerry about history!

Some readers will think I glorify the Russian leader and denigrate the Americans as if on autopilot. This is not it. Putin is a gifted statesman: I stand by this observation. He brings an understanding of history to his foreign relations. And in his dealings with Washington he exposes the very old American habit of refusing history any place in the understanding of anything — which is to say the habit of making nearly every mistake it is possible to make.

Apr 05 08:02

Moody's downgrades Ukraine bond rating with negative outlook

Moody's Investors Service downgraded Ukraine's government bond rating to Caa3 from Caa2 with negative outlook, citing an escalating political crisis and stressed external liquidity position after Russia withdrew financial support.

Apr 05 08:01

Ukraine’s Economy Would Have Collapsed Without Russian Aid – IMF Chief

Ukraine's ailing economy would have collapsed without Russia's financial help, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that the Eastern European country's economy had hit a wall last year and was heading for disaster when Russian bailout money averted a catastrophe.

"Without the support that they were getting from this lifeline that Russia had extended a few months ago, they were heading nowhere," Lagarde said in an interview broadcast on the US PBS channel.

Apr 05 07:58

Ukrainians ask Russian Foreign Ministry to defend their rights

The Russian Foreign Ministry keeps receiving packets of letters from residents of Ukraine who ask Russian diplomats to defend their rights and freedoms. This came in a statement by a high-ranking Foreign Ministry official Victor Sorokin as he addressed a meeting of the Council of A Just Russia party earlier today. According to Sorokin, ordinary Ukrainians have asked the Russian Foreign Ministry to defend their elementary rights, namely to have free access to the media and be able to speak their native language.

Apr 05 07:57

Poll: 58 Percent of Americans Want the US to Stay Out of Ukraine

As tensions rise between Ukraine and Russia, America’s foreign policy hawks argue the US needs to do more. However, Reason-Rupe finds war-weary Americans are reluctant to get involved in yet another conflict abroad. My college Zenon Evans writes more about this here.

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I question that 58% figure. The poll we ran here was MUCH higher and I have not met anyone locally who thinks we should get involved in the Ukraine.

Apr 05 07:56

High School Student Arrested For Telling Principal He's "Disappointed" In Him

In Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana students staged a sit-in over the school's failure to acknowledge a student's suicide. Of note is the fact the principle responds to their protest by saying he's "in charge" and ordering everyone to get out their IDs, basically acting like a two-bit thug cop. After one student makes a snarky comment that he's "disappointed" in the principle, he then orders the student be arrested, to which the lackey cops present immediately oblige.

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These kids were obviously in emotional pain at the death of one of their classmates.

An open invitation to group counseling, for those who asked for it (WITH parental permission) right after this suicide happened would have been the right way for the administration to handle it; saying nothing, and doing nothing, was a pretty lousy response, and drove these kids to feeling that they had to do something, even if that something was a disruption to their day.

Apr 05 07:54

Mass Incarceration and Capitalism

With no public acknowledgement of the irony the U.S., the ‘land of the free,’ has both the highest incarceration rate in the world and the largest overall prison population. The dominant public perception appears to rest at the local level: the state has the right to prohibit socially destructive acts; people commit socially destructive acts and they are put in prison. Left largely unconsidered is the nature of the democratic capitalist state that claims this right to incarcerate. American history places it squarely in the service of economic interests. The country was founded on genocide and slavery.

Apr 05 07:53

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Is About Obama's Terror-Suspect Kill List, Say the Film's Directors

In The Winter Soldier, Captain America and the rest of the heroes (played by Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and so on) confront the government program Project Insight, which involves three Helicarriers (gigantic autonomous killer drones, basically) that are fed large amounts of data and intel. The Helicarriers process the data to identify and preemptively eliminate potential threats to national and global security. And though the film's topical parts were all crafted prior to the NSA revelations, the directors say it's no accident that data mining is a key element of the plot: "It was all leading up to Snowden," Joe says. "It was all in the ether [already], it was all part of the zeitgeist. The Snowden stuff actually happened while we were shooting."

Apr 05 07:52

Baltic Dry Drops 9th Day In A Row; Worst Q1 In Over 10 Years

For a few weeks there, as the Baltic Dry Index rose, talking-heads were ignominous in their praise of the shipping index as a leading indicator of an awesome future ahead for the world economy. The last 9 days have smashed that 'hope' to smithereens (and yet the talking-heads have gone awkwardly silent, having moved on to some other bias-confirming meme).

Apr 05 07:52

Pope Francis To Usher In Vatican 3D TV Transmission At Unprecedented Canonisation Ceremony

Pope Francis will become the first pontiff seen globally in 3D during the upcoming April 27 ceremony in St. Peter’s Square when two of his predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonised as saints.

Apr 05 07:48

Boosting forex reserves: Pakistan refuses to sell $2.7b worth of gold says IMF

Pakistan has refused to sell gold worth $2.7 billion, citing national security reasons, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pushes Islamabad to convert the precious metal into cash to build foreign currency reserves, revealed the global lender’s report on Friday.

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"How DARE they do that! How DARE they refuse to sell us their physical gold! How DARE they DARE ... to DARE!!!!

INVADE!

INVADE!

INVADE!"

Apr 05 07:46

Christine Lagarde Is Clueless: 70 Words Of Pure Keynesian Claptrap

The world’s official economic institutions are run by people who believe in monetary fairy tales. The 70 words of wisdom below from IMF head Christine Lagarde are par for the course. She asserts that a new jabberwocky expression called “low-flation” is the main obstacle to higher economic growth in Europe and the DM areas generally and that it can be cured by more central bank money printing.

Apr 05 07:46

12 Largest Banks Sued By Public Retirement Funds For "Conspiring To Rig Global FX Markets"

Why did Goldman decide to scrap its once uber-profitable FX vertical and redo it from scratch? Simple - the ability to rig and manipulate FX markets, which are now under every global regulator's microscope after the "Cartel" members so foolishly let themselves be exposed to the entire world, is no longer there, as confirmed last night by news that a dozen large investors have filed a joint lawsuit against 12 banks for "allegedly conspiring to rig global foreign-exchange prices." Allegedly? Hasn't everyone read the Cartel chatroom transcripts yet?

Apr 05 07:43

DPRK draws 'red line' against US quest for 'regime change' in Pyongyang

Ri Tong Il, deputy permanent representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations, speaks during a press briefing at the UN headquarters in New York, on April 4, 2014. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), blaming the United States for heightening tensions on the Korean Peninsula, on Friday said it was drawing a "red line", warning Washington not to cross it in its bid for "regime change" in Pyongyang.

Apr 05 07:42

Iron Dome, friend or foe? Iranian general says it will ruin Israel

Residents of Eilat were startled by the sound of blasts early Tuesday morning, which turned out to be the Iron Dome anti-ballistic system going off, apparently in response to a false alarm. This mishap inspired an Iranian general to heap scorn on the Israeli-invented missile shield, which he called "weak" and inefficient, and accused Israel of bluffing about its abilities.

The supposed malfunction of the system this week, after the failed test, show that Iron Dome "is not only unable to provide security for the (Israeli) occupiers, but the system itself poses a serious threat to the Zionists," General Ramezan Sharif, head of public relations for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, told the Iranian news agency Fars on Wednesday.

Apr 05 07:42

Japan orders SDF to shoot down any new N Korean missiles

Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday.

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order on Thursday, but did not make it public in order to avoid putting a chill on renewed talks between Tokyo and Pyongyang, the first in more than a year, local media reported earlier.

Apr 05 07:41

U.S. committed to Japan: Hagel

Against the backdrop of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday that a key message he will deliver to leaders in Tokyo this weekend is that Washington is strongly committed to protecting Japan’s security.

Apr 05 07:40

British journalists call to cut the ties with Israel

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ), the trade union for journalists in the United Kingdom and Ireland, will vote next week on a proposal for a boycott of "Israel", described as "racist state."

The proposal described Israel by apartheid system in south Africa and urges the executive Committee in the NUJ to boycott the goods of Israel, according to "Jewish Chronicle" newspaper.

Also the proposal calls on the executive committee to support the British lecturers, who refused to cooperate with the Israeli education establishments, and describes Israel as “racist state” for its refusal to grant the Palestinians the right of return to their home. 

Apr 05 07:37

Trudeau tells Iranian-Canadian newspaper that Harper’s Israel position is all about votes

Singling out Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s stance on Ukraine and Israel, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau told an Iranian-Canadian newspaper that the Tories are pursuing a foreign policy strategy that serves only to pander to voters.

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