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Nov 12 14:08

Plumbing the Depths of NSA’s Spying

William Binney, who spent 36 years in the National Security Agency rising to become the NSA’s technical director for intelligence, has emerged as one of the most knowledgeable critics of excesses in the NSA’s spying programs, some of which he says managed to both violate the U.S. Constitution and prove inefficient in tracking terrorists.

Nov 12 13:56

We landed twice: Philae comet probe may have bounced after harpoon failureBy Dave Gilbert, CNN

The comet probe Philae may have bounced when it landed, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Wednesday.

It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet -- but there was a hitch.

Comet 67P has a very weak gravity, so anchoring harpoons were designed to shoot into the comet to fix the spacecraft to the surface. They failed to fire and Philae is not firmly secure, ESA says.

"So maybe we didn't land once -- we landed twice," he told a news conference.


Nov 12 13:37

PENALTY FOR UNINSURED NOT SIGNING UP FOR OBAMACARE TO MORE THAN TRIPLE

Americans will see their bank accounts shrink if they don’t sign up for Obamacare in its second enrollment season. Uninsured Americans who decide not to enroll will face a penalty of $325 per person, more than tripling the $95 penalty those who did not enroll had to pay the first time around.

Nov 12 13:36

POLL: Monsanto Third Most Hated Company in the World

Our decision was met with massive support, even amid the still growing climate of understanding when it came to what Monsanto and mega biotech at large were truly doing to the food supply. In 2014, however, the global resistance is making even greater strides.

Nov 12 13:29

'Evil Stick' wand toy for toddlers reveals picture of a young girl slitting her wrists with knife

Wand, dubbed 'Evil Stick', promises 'wonderful music', magic and fairies
But underneath silver foil, it shows image of girl slitting wrists with knife Available from dollar store, it also emits cackling laugh and flashing lights 'I'm outraged,' said Nicole Allen, who purchased toy for her daughter, two Store's owner said it was parents' responsibility to read the wand's label He added that he believed the product was appropriate for older children 'For a five, six, seven, 10-year-old, I mean they see that on TV everyday'.

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And JUST in time for Christmas!!!!!

Nov 12 13:26

Video: They Have Been Ordered To “Weaponize the Government Against Unregulated Speech”

When we talk about tyranny we often associate it with images of Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin. In modern-day America, however, tyranny comes in many different forms and takes many different faces.

And unlike despots of the past, the faces of modern day tyrants are smiling and look completely innocent, but their sinister intentions can be seen by their actions.

They have weaponized the government with the end game being the complete stifling of free speech. Because once they shut down the flow of information and open discourse it is they who will control the narrative.

Nov 12 13:10

DOES ISRAEL HAVE ANYTHING TO HIDE?

Jerusalem refuses to cooperate with members of the Schabas Commission, appointed to investigate conduct of Israel, Hamas during Operation Protective Edge.

Nov 12 13:09

White House Fail: Obamacare in a ‘Death Spiral’

It’s been riddled with problems from the beginning. It was sold to the people as ‘Universal Healthcare’, only it’s not even close. Obamacare may end up being D.O.A after all...


Nov 12 13:08

The Obama Administration.... Standing Up For Poor and Working People Since... Never

In warehouses and in retail, wage stealing by bosses, forcing people to work off the clock, and compelling them to wait in half hour long lines without pay for exit security checks are shockingly commonplace practice. Though all are pretty much illegal, and according to economist Dr. Richard Wolff, the amount corporate employers steal from the wages of workers year is roughly three times the monetary value of all the nation's armed robberies, state and federal prosecutors rarely bother to investigate or indict.

Nov 12 13:06

Russian troops, tanks rolling into Ukraine, says NATO

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"And THIS time, we really, really, really, really, really, really, really mean it, too!"

Nov 12 12:55

The Berlin Wall Just Another Brick in The Wall

Let’s not just bring down all the walls; let’s bring down the system behind them. For, as the Pink Floyd song goes, the Berlin Wall is just another brick in the wall – the much bigger ideological wall is Western capitalism.

The 25th anniversary marking the fall of the Berlin Wall was an occasion to propagandise the past simultaneously with the present.

Nov 12 12:44

Gruber video #2: No, really, American voters are stupid; Update: Third video?

Call this Gruber 2: Stupid and Stupider. Jonathan Gruber attempted to escape scrutiny for his October 2013 declaration that Americans are “stupid” and that ObamaCare was designed to exploit that and hide its true nature by saying that he regretted his “off the cuff” comments. “I basically spoke inappropriately,” he told Ronan Farrow, “and I regret having made those comments.”

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Nov 12 12:30

How to suck at your religion

Nov 12 12:28

Net Neutrality Stands in the Way of Larger Corporate Profits

These digital conduits are essential parts of America’s utility infrastructure, nearly as basic as electricity and water pipes. They connect us (and our children) to worldwide knowledge, news, diverse viewpoints and other fundamental tools of citizenship. And, of course, we can buy and sell through them, be entertained, run our businesses, connect with friends, get up-to-the-minute scores, follow the weather and — yes indeed — pay our bills.

Yet while this digital highway is deemed vital to our nation’s well-being, access to it is not offered as a public service — i.e., an investment in the common good. Instead, it is treated as just another profit center for a few

Nov 12 12:20

U.S.: ‘No nation is perfect.’ ‘We crossed the line.’ (But don’t expect accountability for legacy of torture)

DESPITE EARLIER INDICATIONS, WHITE HOUSE TELLS PANEL IN GENEVA THAT U.S. WILL ABIDE BY UN CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE… FOR THE MOST PART

Nov 12 12:18

Russia To Have SWIFT Alternative By May

In the past, western sanctioners have sabre-rattled cutting off Russian from SWIFT - the international inter-bank payment system - as a next step in squeezing the oligarchs into submission (though 'independent' SWIFT distanced itself from those calls). Now however, as RT reports, Russia intends to have its own international inter-bank system up and running by May 2015. The Central of Russia says it needs to speed up preparations for its version of SWIFT in case of possible ”challenges” from the West. If successful, this would pose a further challenge to the USD's reign as sanction blowback reverberates once again.


Nov 12 12:17

Armenian power leader sentenced to 32 Years in prison for racketeering, extortion and fraud

A leader of the Armenian Power gang, who was convicted at trial of 57 counts for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that included extortion, bank fraud, and a sophisticated credit and debit card skimming scheme, was sentenced today to 32 years in prison.

Nov 12 12:10

Caught Rigging FX and Gold? Your Punishment Will Be A Bonus Capped At Just 200% Of Your Base Salary

but cutting to the chase, here is the punishment:

FINMA has also instructed UBS to limit bonuses for traders of foreign exchange and precious metals to 200 percent of their base salary for two years.

Which means that clearly nobody is going to jail, however the punishment is far more harsh: riggers will have a bonus of ONLY 200% their base salary for two years to look forward to!

The horror, the horror.

Nov 12 12:08

Western media’s image of Iran serves only Neo-Con warmongers

Hyperbole and false representations, smearing and painting an unfair image of Iran, routinely surface every so often in the mainstream media.

It’s nothing new, but nonetheless such slurs are very damaging, and such false perceptions often remain with people. They linger especially, when the same lies are repeated again and again in the media. “Repeat a lie often enough and it eventually becomes the truth.”


Nov 12 12:07

Video: Routine exchange on a bus reveals racism embedded within Jewish Israeli society

Nov 12 12:07

Pax Pacificana? US, China agree to avoid military conflict

The US president has announced Washington’s and Beijing’s agreement to avoid military confrontation by reducing Air Force- and Navy-related incidents. Barack Obama secured the deal after long talks with his China’s Xi Jinping at the APEC summit.

Nov 12 12:06

Israeli Attacks on Fishermen in the Gaza Sea

Israeli Naval forces continued to carry out attacks on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip during the reporting period (1 – 31 October 2014), including 18 shooting incidents that resulted in the injury of a fishermen while fishing; destroying 2 fishing boats; chasing incidents that led to the arrest of 7 fishermen; and confiscation of 2 fishing boats belonging to Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.

Nov 12 12:04

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars - FULL version plus downloads.

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Nov 12 11:52

RESTORE THE KINGDOM OF HAWAII! Professor Francis A. Boyle

You are the Kanaka Maoli. You are a people with the right of self-determination under international law and you are the only people in Hawaii with this right of self-determination. No one else has it, only you, the Kanaka Maoli. And as a group of 135,000 people, you must go to this Convention and exercise your right of self-determination, to restore the Kingdom of Hawaii. This is your right of self-determination, go out and do it. This is what self-determination is all about. No one is going to give you your Kingdom. You must do it yourself.

Now yesterday, Bumpy Kanahele and I had a press conference in which Bumpy announced that he and his Ohana are going to the Convention and he, Bumpy, is going to make a motion to restore the Kingdom of Hawaii and to establish a provisional government of national unity for it. I want everyone to go to that Convention and vote to restore the Kingdom of Hawaii and to establish a provisional government of national unity.

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Professor Francis Boyle will be our on air guest in the FIRST hour of today's radio show.

Nov 12 11:52

Hawaii is not legally a state!

Most folks have heard that Hawaii is a state, one of the United States of America. Most people, including those who live in Hawaii, accept that statement as a fact.

But the reality is that in a world in which nations are as bound by the rule of laws as are the citizens of nations (if not more so), the truth is quite different!

The truth is that each and every step along Hawaii's path from sovereign and independent nation, to annexed territory, to state, was done in violation of laws and treaties then in effect, without regard to the wishes of the Hawaiian people. Many people, including President Grover Cleveland, opposed the annexation of Hawaii.

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Nov 12 11:51

Rosetta team fears Philae space probe might not be anchored to comet

"It's moving a little bit....we're considering whether we need to retry shooting the anchors."

Nov 12 11:44

ESA: 'We Are On The Comet' But Something's Wrong

The surface of the comet appears to be soft, which is possibly why Philae has not been able to secure itself. But at least some of the screws on the lander have managed to attach Philae to the soft surface somewhat.

Nov 12 11:39

Charlie Rangel: If you white tea-party crackers were offended by my choice of words, I apologize

Well, okay. But I … can’t shake the feeling that he’s not really sorry.

Nov 12 11:18

What court? ICC lets Israel walk for Gaza flotilla massacre, no respect for victims

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced this week that it will not take any action against Israel over its raid of the Mavi Marmara, a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla attacked by Israel’s IDF in 2010. So what’s the point of ICC?

Nov 12 11:18

Watch out: the US government wants to pass new spying laws behind your back

Never underestimate the ability of the “do-nothing” US Congress to make sure it passes privacy-invasive legislation on its way out the door. In December 2012, the Senate re-upped the NSA’s vast surveillance powers over the holidays when no one was paying attention. In December 2013, Congress weakened video-rental privacy laws because Netflix asked them to and nobody noticed.

Nov 12 11:17

Record cold in Denver, 2-4 inches of snow snarl traffic, cause airport delays

Bundle up, Denver.

And don't plan on getting anywhere in a hurry. Ice- and snow-covered roads were snarled with traffic. Minor delays were reported at Denver International Airport Wednesday morning. Morning flights can expect an hour delay, DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery said.

"We have some blowing snow, icy conditions, but things are running very smoothly, overall," he said.

Weather forecasters say records could be broken Wednesday as day three of the deep freeze continues.

"Very, very cold tonight," said David Barjenbruch, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Boulder. "Very, very cold today, too."'

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Here is the problem for Obama. He wants to tax carbon because (we have been told) carbon dioxide warms the earth, but only the carbon dioxide produced by you icky-poo humans. Ahh, but we are into the brutal winter I was forcasting back in September, so the Carbonazis are screaming "climate change" and still pushing for a carbon tax. But, logically, if carbon dioxide warms the planet and the planet is obviously cooling, then the whole rationale for a carbon tax to reduce carbon emissions is destroyed. Don't we need MORE carbon dioxide rather than less? Of course, we now know courtesy of Jonathan Gruber that the administration thinks we are all stupid and need to be lied into going along with whatever lame ideas pop into their antidepressant-addled heads!

Nov 12 11:12

Who asked for this? Snow blankets upper Midwest, cold plunges south

Even though we're still a couple of weeks from Black Friday, there seems to be a preseason special on snow and cold.

The upper Midwest and Great Lakes are buried in snow, shivering under the icy blanket.

Nov 12 11:12

As Detroit chills, storm dumps 3 feet of snow in U.P.

As of this morning, 36.1 inches of snow had fallen since Monday in Marquette County near Negaunee.

Nov 12 11:10

Are we all watching H.R. 707? The Anti-Semitism Bill?

No matter what, the November 24th deadline for Iran to comply with Israel's behind-the-scenes demands will come and fall short...all Israel has to do then is attack Iran and our government has already pledged our troops in any retaliation in defense of Israel.

Surely we know, Iran is just another country on the list of "to be conquered" Middle Eastern states...and if you dare level some LEVEL criticism against the terrorist state of Israel, as we all did when the slaughtered over 2,100 Palestinians during Operation Protective Edge(specifically mentioned in this bill!!!); off to the gulag with ya!!!

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This bill should be struck down by the Supreme Court (but won;t be) as it is a violation of the First Amendment, as well as prior restraint. The USA is an occupied nation, and Washington DC is a puppet regime for Israel.

Nov 12 11:05

A HINT OF JUSTICE IN THE EMPIRE OF INJUSTICE

Let’s wait and see what the sentence will be …. if any at all.

Meanwhile the murderer’s attorney claimed …

At a remand hearing in a Jerusalem court on Wednesday, Benny Katz, the suspect’s attorney, told reporters his client says he fired only rubber bullets during the protest and denies using live ammunition.

Nov 12 11:03

#ZionismToday ~~ FECES SANS ODOUR

This will be an essay of photos and quotes, starting with a few from our historical Sages ...

Nov 12 10:56

No Apologies: U.S. Aggression Against Vietnam

Out of all the peculiarities of the political milieu in the U.S., what probably stands out the most is the discourse on the U.S. obliteration policies against Vietnam. If in any other country there exists a wider gap between the conventional portrayals and narrative on a war of aggression carried out by that country, on one hand, and the documentary record, on the other, then I have yet to come across it.

Nov 12 10:55

Bibi tries the Iran bomb scare one more time

Netanyahu claimed on Monday that a hasty nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia, China, France, Britain and the US — plus Germany would allow Tehran “to rush to the bomb”.

“There are reports that the P5+1 countries are close to a deal with Iran on Iran’s nuclear program,” Netanyahu said, adding, “I call on the P5+1 countries – don’t rush into a deal that would let Iran rush to the bomb…Iran must not be allowed to become a nuclear threshold power,” Bibi said.

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Nov 12 10:51

Putin to Australian PM: Russia Hopes All MH17 Crash Data Will Go Public

Russian President Vladimir Putin in conversation with Australian PM Tony Abbott said he hopes all information about the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be made public, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti.

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Putin is saying this with absolute certainty, because when the whole truth comes out, the world will learn that it was Ukrainian military which shot this plane out of the sky, and not Russia.

In confronting Putin in such an accusatory manner, the Australian PM Abbott looked more like the "Abbott" from the US's comedy series, "Abbott and Costello"; unfortunately, this is not funny, given the horrific reality of the situation. Abbott was simply "carrying the US's water" with this.

We are seeing a growing demonization of Russia, potentially ahead of a war between Russia and NATO, and I, for one, am not buying it.

Nov 12 10:51

APEC Summit in Beijing

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is now underway. The subtext of the meeting is the transformation of international politics, and sub-subtext, a Russia-China rapprochement directly in the path of US global military-political-economic dominance, unilateral hegemonic power since World War II vs. an until recently slowly emergent decentralization of the world power system shaking its foundations and today rapidly a qualitative shift to a new ballgame in which America is no longer the exclusive center or chief architect of the international order.

Nov 12 10:50

"The Fed Distorts Everything" | Jeff Deist

Nov 12 10:49

Dual Citizens in Congress?

“You are not entitled to that information!” That’s what a staffer in Senator Markey’s office bluntly told me when I called to ask for help in identifying Members of Congress who hold dual citizenship.

Seems that’s a question no one wants to hear. The Internet sources are flaky, with only unreliable estimates for both House and Senate. So I telephoned the Washington, DC offices of my three Congressional representatives from Massachusetts to ask for their help in obtaining definitive data from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which responds to Congressional offices, but not to the general public.

Nov 12 10:48

Was Jimmy Savile involved in the ripper murders?

A dentist made a cast of Jimmy Savile's teeth to check against the bite-marks found on the bodies of the Yorkshire Ripper's victims, it has emerged.

It is now clear that detectives went to some lengths to find out if Savile was connected to the shocking serial killing spree in the 1970s.

Nov 12 10:47

Is the WHO Using Vaccines to Secretly Sterilize Women All Over the Globe?

There have always been anecdotal stories of women all over the globe being unable to have children after receiving UN vaccines. But now we have scientific proof. Lab tests that were recently conducted found an antigen that causes miscarriages in the vaccines that were being given to girls and women in Kenya. A story that was posted on Life Site News about this caused shockwaves all over the Internet. The following is an excerpt from that report…

Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government.

Nov 12 10:46

Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Commander: “The US is Training and Funding Us”

A commander of one of the Ukrainian neo-nazi battalions, the Donbass,Semyon Semyonchenko, has just returned from the US, where he met with senior senators from both parties, and received commitments of material support.

He posted a comment on Facebook in which he gives a detailed explanation of this assistance.

He was also received by IRI (International Republican Institute) and NDI (National Democratic Institute), the international branches of the two main American political parties, and met with democratic Senator Robert Menendez and republican senator Robert Corker.

“Menendez and Corker are the two senators who have sponsored the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, a bill that will allocate money to provide assistance to Ukraine, including the supply of weapons. Radar, anti-tank weapons, drones, communications systems and many other useful things for our army. “

Nov 12 10:45

Obamacare Designed as a Scam

A willfully designed scam. A rationing scheme boon to predatory providers.

Enriching insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains. At the expense of universal affordable coverage.

Market-based for maximum profits. Letting providers escalate prices. Regulatory light. Loopholes let profiteers game the system.

Benefitting at the expense of ripped-off consumers. Leaving millions uninsured. Most others way underinsured.

A healthcare disaster. Unaffordable for most people. Providing inadequate protection.

Forcing millions to pay 40% or more out-of-pocket. For co-pays and deductibles. On top of costly premiums. Rising annually.

Double the cost of other developed countries. During protracted Main Street Depression conditions.

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Nov 12 10:42

How Protests Against Israeli Bombing of Gaza Stopped Zim Ships

Protests against the Israeli bombing of Gaza erupted around the world but none had a more powerful impact than picketers in the port of Oakland, California in August and September. International calls for workers protest actions were made by the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU), the International Transport Workers Federation and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC), as well as an urgent call for action by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) National Committee.

Nov 12 10:40

Zero-Hour In Geneva: Will Obama Seal His Legacy On Torture?

A U.S. delegation will be asked by a United Nations panel on Wednesday if it believes the international Convention Against Torture applies to actions conducted by U.S. personnel outside of the nation’s borders.

And nobody knows what the U.S. delegation is going to say.

Wednesday will mark the first U.S. appearance before the Committee Against Torture since the Obama Administration took office in 2008 and swore to put the abuses of the Bush White House’s post-9/11 torture program behind it. Despite its firm stance against the operation, though, lawmakers and advocates are concerned that Wednesday could see the Obama White House nudge open the door for such a program to happen again.

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I frankly wouldn't bet against the US delegates refusing to take a stand on this, one way or the other, because under the current administration, the US government is still torturing prisoners of war.

As reported in the guardian.com on 24 January, 2014:

The United States Army Field Manual (AFM) on interrogation (pdf) has been sold to the American public and the world as a replacement for the brutal torture tactics used by the CIA and the Department of Defense during the Bush/Cheney administration. On 22 January 2009, President Obama released an executive order stating that any individual held by any US government agency "shall not be subjected to any interrogation technique or approach, or any treatment related to interrogation, that is not authorized by and listed in Army Field Manual 2 22.3." But a close reading of Department of Defense documents and investigations by numerous human rights agencies have shown that the current Army Field Manual itself uses techniques that are abusive and can even amount to torture. Disturbingly, the latest version of the AFM mimicked the Bush administration in separating out "war on terror" prisoners as not subject to the same protections and rights as regular prisoners of war. Military authorities then added an appendix to the AFM that included techniques that could only be used on such "detainees", ie, prisoners without POW status. Labeled Appendix M, and propounding an additional, special "technique" called "Separation", human rights and legal group have recognized that Appendix M includes numerous abusive techniques, including use of solitary confinement, sleep deprivation and sensory deprivation. According to Appendix M, sleep can be limited to four hours per day for up to 30 days, and even more with approval. The same is true for use of isolation. Theoretically, sleep deprivation and solitary confinement could be extended indefinitely.

And what about the force feeding of hunger-striking prisoners of war at Gitmo, particularly if they have been cleared for release, or have not been charged, but will never see the light of day in their home country?!?

Any of you out there who have experienced being fed through a nasal gastric tube know that at best, it is a thoroughly uncomfortable procedure. At worst, it can cause serious pain and horrific side effects.

And to use it as punishment against those on a hunger strike, as the US military is doing at Gitmo?!?

Immoral and unconscionable in the extreme, in my view.

Nov 12 10:40

SUPER-JAMMY Philae comet probe landed WITHOUT HARPOONS

The operations director reckons that Philae managed to get within a hundred metres of the centre of landing site Agilkia, based on the fact that the lander touched down so close to the middle of its landing window.

Ferri said that data last night showed Rosetta was in an “almost perfect” position and the picture from the OSIRIS camera instrument on the space satellite after Philae detached for its landing attempt also showed the probot in the right place.

Along with the lander hitting its timing so well today, the three facts add up to the likelihood that it managed a very good landing indeed, but the space agency won’t be able to confirm that until it gets further information from the lander.

Nov 12 10:27

A Bigger Threat to U.S. Health than Ebola

Despite all the panic, Americans don’t face any great risk from Ebola right now. But we do need to worry about a home-grown medical catastrophe of our own that we’re failing to address: the erosion of antibiotic effectiveness.

Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat a broad array of infections that can otherwise prove fatal. While the drugs are being grossly overused, diminishing their power to heal, hospitals aren’t to blame — factory farms are.

Nov 12 10:27

UN Says 13.6 Million Displaced By Wars In Iraq And Syria

About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, many without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency said UNHCR on Tuesday.

Amin Awad, UNHCR's director for the Middle East and North Africa, said the world was becoming numb to the refugees' needs.

"Now when we talk about a million people displaced over two months, or 500,000 overnight, the world is just not responding," he told reporters in Geneva.

The 13.6 million include 7.2 million displaced within Syria - an increase from a long-held U.N. estimate of 6.5 million, as well as 3.3 million Syrian refugees abroad, 1.9 million displaced in Iraq and 190,000 who have left to seek safety.

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"Hey, we don't give a flying Frisbee about the homeless, hungry, and dispossessed, as long as we control to whom the oil in these countries are sold, and in what monetary denomination!" - Official White House Souse.

Nov 12 10:18

Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now

Microsoft has disclosed a potentially catastrophic vulnerability in virtually all versions of Windows. People operating Windows systems, particularly those who run websites, should immediately install a patch Microsoft released Tuesday morning.

The vulnerability resides in the Microsoft secure channel (schannel) security component that implements the secure sockets layer and transport layer security (TLS) protocols, according to a Microsoft advisory. A failure to properly filter specially formed packets makes it possible for attackers to execute attack code of their choosing by sending malicious traffic to a Windows-based server.

While the advisory makes reference to vulnerabilities targeting Windows servers, the vulnerability is rated critical for client and server versions of Windows alike, an indication the remote-code bug may threaten Windows desktops and laptop users as well

Nov 12 10:16

U.S., China Unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of high-stakes climate negotiations next year.

President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much faster in cutting its levels of pollution. Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to cap China's emissions in the future — a striking, unprecedented move by a nation that has been reluctant to box itself in on global warming.

"This is a major milestone in the U.S.-China relationship," Obama said, with Xi at his side. "It shows what's possible when we work together on an urgent global challenge."

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THIS is the only thing coming out of these negotiations, as unhinged as it is from actual climate science, because it was the only thing which be seen as an escape and "win" from the other pressing issues on which Obama had "no game" here.

The monetary shift to the Yuan is not going to stop; neither is the increased military spending by the Chinese government and its development of weapons which may at least rival, if nor surpass, those of the US military; nor is China's push to control the South China seas.

In other words, this loose agreement was the only thing that Obama could take away from this conference without looking like an abysmal failure.

Nov 12 10:10

Over 20k Soldiers Wounded in Afghan War Theater, 90% Under Obama

At least 20,040 American soldiers had been wounded in the 13-year-old Afghanistan war theater as of November 10, according to a Pentagon tally.

As the U.S. military winds down its presence and combat role in Afghanistan, the number of American fatalities and injuries as a result of the war has decreased dramatically.

Nov 12 10:09

The Fall of U.S. Fracking?

The U.S. oil industry has taken a beating from the recent drop in oil prices, which have plunged more than 25% since the summer.

Oil and oil service stocks across the board have been bruised… but none more so than those related to the fracking industry.

You see, fracking is an expensive process compared to conventional oil extraction techniques – a situation that became grave three weeks ago, when Saudi Arabia decided to try to run U.S. oil out of business by dropping the price of its crude oil.

Now, it looks like fracking may be the first casualty in this worldwide oil war.

Nov 12 10:07

Fracking won't cut bills and ministers 'oversold' shale gas benefits, experts say

Fracking won’t cut energy bills and ministers have “oversold” the benefits of UK shale gas exploration, Government-funded experts have warned.

In a report on Wednesday, academics at the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) said shale gas had been wrongly “heralded as the solution to our security of supply concerns”.

Instead of “banking on shale” the Government should support investment in more gas storage facilities to prevent prices spiking in the event of supply crises, the experts, who are independent but taxpayer-funded said.

Nov 12 10:06

Ferguson braces for protests ahead of Darren Wilson grand jury decision

Authorities and residents in the US city of Ferguson are bracing for a decision about whether a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen should be prosecuted.

A grand jury is looking at the racially charged shooting, in which white police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. The jury is expected to announce its findings any time between mid- to late-November.

“Quite simply, we must and will be fully prepared,” Missouri Governor Jay Nixon cautioned at a news conference on Tuesday.

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To the people of Ferguson, I counsel calm, however this verdict comes down.

Calm, and non-violence are the two hardest values to embrace, particularly when there is a police culture of violence with which you have to contend.

One of my great heroes in this country from the 20th century is Dr. Martin Luther King, who stood at the forefront of civil rights battles, before he was cut down in an assassination.

He accomplished what he accomplished in this country with complete dignity, and non-violence, demonstrating to the world the horrific violence displayed against him, and his African-American brothers and sisters. And ultimately, this country's leadership recoiled in shame, unable to control the narrative, and integration became the law of the land.

And to ALL the faith communities in Ferguson, now is the time to reach out to ALL of the community to counsel a peaceful response to this verdict, and I will tell you why.

The Federal government would love nothing more than to have a relatively small violent protest that it could put down easily with a mighty show of military suppression.

And please, with the current President, please take as hard a look as you can as to "the content of his character", as demonstrated by the plight of so many Americans (including African Americans) find themselves in, through no fault of their own, due to the offshoring and outsourcing of jobs, which continues at lighting speed, under this administration. As reported at wsws.org in July 2013:

The increases in child poverty continued well after the Obama administration officially declared that the recession had ended. The recession officially lasted for a year and a half, from December 2007 to June 2009. But after a similar period of eighteen months of “recovery” child poverty was still climbing rapidly. This was so even as the national unemployment rate registered a gradual decline. The report ties lack of family income to two related economic indicators exacerbated by the continuing economic crisis: the availability of regular employment and housing costs. One-third of American children live in households without secure employment, i.e., no parent has full-time, year-round employment, up from 27 percent in 2008. Part of this is due to the growing trend of replacing full-time jobs with part-time work.

Do no lot at this President as a person: look at him through the policies he has embraced,such as the continuance of offshoring and outsourcing of jobs, to the detriment, and suffering, of the American people.

At the end of the day, his faux populism notwithstanding, President Obama is no less a complete tool of the monied, corporate, banking class than was his predecessor. That is the simple, unvarnished truth of the situation.

And to the Federal government, when the verdict comes down, I would counsel restraint.

Ferguson isn't the only flashpoint in this country of angry, dispossessed people who are fed up, and have had enough.

Massive suppression in Ferguson may well become a "tickling of the dragon's tail" which you may not, ultimately, be able to control.

Nov 12 10:05

Police to wheel out 'sonic cannons' that blast a deafening wall of sound for KILOMETRES at this weekend's G20 protests

Queensland police will deploy so-called 'sonic cannon' devices at the G20 at the weekend, although they insist they will not be used as a 'force option'.

According to a Fairfax Media report, police currently own two Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) models, which are capable of blasting clear sound in a fixed direction for up to two kilometres.

Nov 12 09:55

Merkel’s Wall of Hypocrisy

“to mark the 25th Anniversary of the fall of Berlin’s Wall, and that “as the Berlin Wall fell, the Annexation wall in Palestinian will fall, along with the occupation”

Nov 12 09:54

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! Kevin Vickers, "hero" who stopped Ottawa "terrorist" tours israel, visits knesset, meets with Netenyahu

In Israel, sergeant-at-arms Vickers given hero’s welcome

The House of Commons’ sergeant-at-arms is getting celebrity treatment at an international security conference in Israel.

Kevin Vickers met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as other officials at the Israeli parliament, the Knesset. Vickers is credited with firing the final shot which ultimately stopped a gunman’s rampage on Parliament Hill last month.

(Associated Press / Toronto Globe and Mail)

Nov 12 09:52

#CometLanding: Rosetta Mission Success, Philae Lands On A Comet

Philae, the ESA's spacecraft has successfully landed on a comet.

The craft softly touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 16:05 GMT after a ten-year journey that saw it, and the Rosetta spacecraft, travel over 6.4 billion kilometres.

A radio signal confirming the landing was received by scientists just after 4pm UK time, after taking almost 30 minutes to travel the 316 million miles distance to Earth.

However the landing was not perfect. ESA said that the anchor harpoons on the lander did not fire, and that it cannot confirm that the lander is stable, or that it would remain on the surface for very long.

Nov 12 09:51

GMO Contamination of Organic’s Can’t Be Stopped

Michael Rivero – Did Canada buy a turkey in the F-35 fighter?

Nov 12 09:50

The coming climate onslaught

President Obama readies a sweeping list of executive actions.

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"1. Tax on carbon.

2. Tax on the Carbon Tax.

3. Tax on air.

4. Tax on water.

5. Tax on sunlight.

6. Tax on clouds.

7. Tax on rocks

..." -- Official White Horse Souse



Michigan last night.

Nov 12 09:44

The federal government is about to put $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of SNAP benefits — what used to be called food stamps — when people use them to buy local fruits and vegetables.

This idea did not start on Capitol Hill. It began as a local innovation at a few farmers' markets. But it proved remarkably popular and spread across the country.

Nov 12 09:44

Congress has 11% approval ratings but 96% incumbent reelection rate, meme says

It would be an understatement to say that voters in the recently completed midterm elections didn’t exactly feel warm and fuzzy about incumbents on the ballot this year -- even about the ones they voted for. According to the 2014 exit poll of voters, 59 percent of those who voted said they weren’t happy with Republican leadership in Congress, even as they were handing control of the Senate to the GOP.

Nov 12 09:43

Syrian Rebel Leader: US Strikes Undermining Rebellion

Hadi al-Bahra, the head of the self-proclaimed government-in-exile of Syria, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), today blasted the US for its attacks on ISIS, saying they are undermining the rebellion they think will eventually land the SNC in power.

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Memo to Hadi al-Bahra: The US never intended the SNC to rule Syria. You are just useful idiots for the US to install a government of their own making after Assad is gone.

Nov 12 09:40

University of Pennsylvania Deletes, Reinstates Obamacare Architect Video After Backlash

A video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber saying a “lack of transparency” was crucial in fooling ‘stupid Americans’ which caused controversy was subsequently deleted by the University of Pennsylvania only to be reinstated after a backlash.

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Nov 12 09:36

The BamboozleCare Rollout

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"Lying to the American people and treating them like are idiots is a GOOD thing!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 12 09:34

Big Banks Busted Massively Manipulating Foreign Exchange, Precious Metals … And Every Other Market

Regulators fined six major banks including Citigroup (C.N) and UBS (UBSN.VX) a total of $4.3 billion for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange market, following a year-long global investigation.

HSBC (HSBA.L), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L), JP Morgan (JPM.N) and Bank of America (BAC.N) also face penalties resulting from the inquiry that has put the largely unregulated $5 trillion-a-day market on a tighter leash, accelerated the push to automate trading and ensnared the Bank of England.

In the latest scandal to hit the financial services industry, dealers shared confidential information about client orders and coordinated trades to make money from a foreign exchange benchmark used by asset managers and corporate treasurers to value their holdings. Dozens of traders have been fired or suspended.

Nov 12 09:33

Israel paedophile website posts Northern Ireland schoolgirls.

Hundreds of photographs of schoolgirls from across Northern Ireland have been found on a pornographic website based and runin Israel.

Neither the pupils, nor the schools, have done anything wrong.

The pictures appear to have been taken from legitimate social network profiles without their knowledge or consent.

Nov 12 09:32

Fury over Mexico student ‘massacre’ boils over into street battles

Mexicans furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students torched the ruling party’s Guerrero state headquarters and briefly took a police commander prisoner on Tuesday as growing protests rocked President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government.

Riot police clashed with protesters in running street battles as black smoke billowed from the white two-story building of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the southern state’s capital Chilpancingo.

Violent protests have erupted in Mexico since authorities said on Friday that the gang ‘hitmen’ confessed to murdering the students and incinerating their bodies after corrupt police handed over the 43 young men in September in Guerrero.
Some 1,000 people, led by students and the radical CETEG teachers union, marched in Chilpancingo before throwing stones and firebombs at police.

Three officers and two journalists, including a photographer working for AFP, were injured after being struck by rocks, said a civil protection official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although as a Christian pacifist, I abhor violence, that does not mean that I do not understand how it happens, as a result of governmental corruption and torture.

The sad reality for Mexican citizens is that their government is owned by the cartels, period, end of discussion.

And what might end this would be a complete decriminalization of all drugs, in small amounts, for personal use.

The model in Portugal has been very encouraging in this direction.

As reported in huffingtonpost.com in July of this year, the World Health Organization calls for decriminalizing personal drug use:

The 159-page report, which focused primarily on HIV prevention and care worldwide, included a brief section discussing "good practice recommendations concerning decriminalization." In it, WHO offered the following recommendations: Countries should work toward developing policies and laws that decriminalize injection and other use of drugs and, thereby, reduce incarceration. Countries should work toward developing policies and laws that decriminalize the use of clean needles and syringes (and that permit NSPs [needle and syringe programs]) and that legalize OST [opioid substitution therapy] for people who are opioid-dependent.Countries should ban compulsory treatment for people who use and/or inject drugs. Actual decriminalization is not without precedent either. Some countries have begun to consider it for some or all illicit drugs. In 2001, Portugal did decriminalize all drugs and has seen a dramatic decline in drug abuse since.

But of course, such action would be logical.... and put the cartels out of business, with their money drying up, almost instantaneously.

Nov 12 09:20

Afghanistan opium harvest at record high as Nato withdraws

Cultivation of opium poppies in Afghanistan has hit new records this year as Nato pulls out combat troops.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium production was up by 17% since last year.

Its Afghan Opium Survey 2014 said the area under poppy cultivation had risen by 7% to cover 224,000 hectares.

UNODC head Yury Fedotov warned there was a serious risk Afghanistan could become a narco-state, following the withdrawal of foreign forces.

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"....could become a narco state..."?!?!?

Memo to UNDOC head Fedotov: it is already there, and because US and NATO influence allowed it to flourish to ultimately reach these staggering numbers!!!

I would like to remind our readers that under the taliban, opium production was nearly, completely irradicated.

Nov 12 09:17

Turkish minister: 'We will drive Israeli soldiers out of Al-Aqsa with their shoes in their hands'

Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkir expressed his anger and disapproval over the recent entry of Israeli troops to Al-Aqsa Mosque with their boots on.

"I want to direct my speech to the group of Israeli soldiers who entered Al-Aqsa with their shoes still on and say that if you do not leave Al-Aqsa as soon as possible, then we will force you out with your shoes in your hands and we will watch you as you walk away with your backs turned to us," Bozkir added.

Nov 12 09:16

Max Blumenthal's Toilet Scene (must watch)


Max Blumenthal, a Jewish pro Palestinian decided to take the battle against Gregor Gysi, the German Left Party’s leader, who framed him as an anti semite, to the toilet. Pretty amusing to witness the level of panic, victimhood and obnoxious intrusiveness.

Let me reassure you that when Blumenthal framed me as an anti semite, i didn't have any plans to join him in the loo.

Nov 12 09:15

Turkish Taffy Dancing Girls and Sugar Plum Fairies Melting in Macarthur Park.

The point is, you can’t run from what’s coming for you. All you can do is change who you are and that might change the shape and potential of whatever is coming for you. It’s kind of like throwing a ball at a wall. The ball has left your hand. You can’t bring it back. What you can do is race toward the wall and catch it as quick as possible; given that each bounce is a mark of Karma on return.

Nov 12 09:15

U.S. Resolution With 172 Cosponsors Condemns "Anti-Semitism, Comparison of Israel to Nazis;" Decries Holocaust Skepticism & Seeks More Law Enforcement Training

Congressional House Resolution 707, which has 172 cosponsors of both parties, was amended unanimously by the Committee on Foreign Affairs in late September. Perusing this document shows how literally crazy and compromised our so-called "elected representatives" are. HR707 prefaces the litany of Zionist directives with an absurd platitude, claiming "Congress supports freedom of expression and the right to criticize any government or its policy." But it continues to decry protests, signs, and cartoons "accusing Israel of carrying out a Holocaust against Palestinians. It also urges "support for law enforcement and civil society training programs," and complains that "a majority of people surveyed overall have either not heard of the Holocaust or do not believe it happened as has been documented by factual accounts and recorded by history.."

Nov 12 09:13

CHINA JAILS CIA’S UIGHUR IMAMS

More recently the CIA surrogate, the State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy, has fanned the flames of unrest in China’s Xinjiang where separatists are calling for a state they dub East Turkistan.?
China has imprisoned around two dozen Uighur Muslim leaders in the western region of Xinjiang for “illegal religious activities.”

The convicted suspects were given prison terms ranging between five and 16 years, according the China’s state-run news service.

Aljazeera reports China is concerned enemies of the state in Xinjiang may receive support from Islamists in nearby Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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The timing of this revelation, with Obama in China for the APEC conference really, really BITES for him!

But attempted destabilization, courtesy of the US government, has always been a tool in its arsenal of "statescraft".

Nov 12 09:08

Rosetta mission: Philae lander is on its way for comet touchdown

The Philae probe is closing in on a historic touchdown on a comet after snapping a farewell picture of the mother ship and a tweet reading: "Hey @ESA_Rosetta, did you get my first postcard?"

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Philae has sent the signal that it has reached the comet.

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Nov 12 09:07

Matt Taibbi on JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

The attention that Matt Taibbi is receiving for the Rolling Stone essay, The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare, may push forward a serious debate on the systemic corruption that is common knowledge among informed observers of the financial structure.

Zero Hedge can always be depended upon to incisively sum up the issue...

In reality, there is nothing surprising in Matt Taibbi's latest piece since returning to Rolling Stone from the Intercept, as it tells a story everyone is by now is all too familiar with: a former bank employee (in this case Alayne Fleischmann) who was a worker in a bank's (in this case JPM) mortgage operations group, where she observed and engaged in what she describes as "massive criminal securities fraud" and who was fired after trying to bring the attention of those above her to said "criminal" activity.

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The question for me is, when do people who break the law doing these kinds of manipulations actually wind up going to prison, and not to a "Club Fed" ?!?!?

Because unless and until people who do this are convicted and jailed for it, big-time, these practices will continue, unabated.

Nov 12 08:58

Duma approves tougher GMO labeling rules

The Russian Lower House has passed the first reading of a bill that introduces fines for businesses which sell products containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) without warning customers on the packaging.

The bill was passed in the first reading on Wednesday and contains a set of amendments to the Administrative Code introducing responsibility for lack of proper labeling on alimentary products containing genetically modified material or made with the use of genetically modified organisms.

Nov 12 08:58

In Spotlight: Bad Banks & British Pound

In the spotlight today was not only Mr. British Pound but also the major banks in the US, UK and Switzerland as well, as they face billions in forex fines. Who does this penalty money go to? Not the traders I bet!

Nov 12 08:43

Tel Aviv set to build 200 new settler units in al-Quds

Nov 12 08:41

ICE lawyer’s lawsuit exposes how feds release illegals

The Obama administration told federal immigration lawyers to release illegal immigrants with “old” drunken-driving convictions and those found guilty of stealing other people’s identities, according to a lawsuit filed by one of the lawyers at the center of the operation.

Patricia M. Vroom, a top attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona, filed a 67-page discrimination complaint that details repeated battles with agency higher-ups who told her to close cases and not deport people whom President Obama deemed low-priority.

Nov 12 08:39

Peter Gabriel Teams Up With Copeland For Palestinian Aid Album

Peter Gabriel, former The Police star Stewart Copeland and Def Leppard's Rick Allen are among the stars who have contributed to a new album to benefit Palestinian charities.

Nov 12 08:39

Everything you need to know about the Israel Hayom (or anti-Sheldon Adelson) law

A bill that would stymie the U.S. casino magnate's free Israeli newspaper has passed an early hurdle in the Knesset. So is that good or bad for the country?

Nov 12 08:39

Sheldon Adelson's Dismissal of Democracy in Israel Draws Silence From Groups He Backs

“I don’t think the Bible says anything about democracy,” Adelson said. “[God] didn’t talk about Israel remaining as a democratic state… Israel isn’t going to be a democratic state — so what?”

Nov 12 08:37

The Con-man Cornered: Obama and the Democratic Debacle of 2014

snips: If the Obama’s ‘First Wave of Reaction’ appointed powerful Wall Street clones and Pentagon war hawks to his cabinet and the ‘Second Wave of Reaction’ led to sacrificing workers’ incomes, employment and living standards, so that Wall Street could return to profitability, and the ‘Third Wave of Reaction’ was the escalation of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama has dispatched tens of thousands of US combat troops to ‘end the war by expanding the war’!
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Nov 12 08:30

UN: US STATES VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL DRUG LAWS

Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week.

Nov 12 08:24

Israeli settlers torch mosque, copies of the Quran in West Bank


A group of Israeli settlers broke in and torched a mosque in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank early Wednesday, locals told Ma’an news agency, hours after settlers attempted to assault several Palestinian security officers in Nablus.

Witnesses, who went to the mosque at around 4:40 am to perform dawn prayer, said the settlers burnt 12 copies of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, and set the carpets of the first floor of the two-story building on fire.

Racist slogans were also spray painted on the walls of the mosque, witnesses added.

The same mosque has been targeted by Israeli settlers before, locals told Ma’an.

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Netanyahu is trying to provoke a response from the Palestinians that he can use to justify more bombings and missile strikes.

Nov 12 08:22

PANDEMIC NEWS ORDERED SHUT DOWN BY FEDS AS NYC EBOLA WATCH LIST EXPLODES TO 357 PEOPLE

"At the urging of the Obama Administration, the Associated Press and other news outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed," writes the Gateway Pundit.

Apparently, all the negative Ebola news was causing potential voters to lose faith in government... and hence lose faith in the governing democrats as well.

So Fox News, CNN and all the other mainstream media outlets simply decided to stop reporting on Ebola news. "This story is officially over," said Sean Hannity of Fox News in applauding the work of the Fox Ebola Team.

Meanwhile, Ebola news has all but disappeared across the entire national media even as the pandemic is exploding at a 900% increased rate of infection in Sierra Leone.

"...the sudden departure of Ebola stories from the state-corporate media doesn’t pass the smell test" reports Downtrend.com.

Nov 12 08:20

What China-Japan APEC Talks Could Mean for Investors

Yet it’s clear the country that gave us spectacular double-digit gross domestic product (GDP) growth for years is now struggling. The Chinese economy has already seen its growth slow, coming in at 7.3% in the third quarter, the slowest pace since 2008. And it isnow threatening to fall short of the 7.5% target set by the government. At this point, it doesn’t look like the target will be met. In fact, there are whispers that the target could be cut to seven percent in 2015 if the global economy doesn’t experience a stronger recovery.

Pundits and China bears have been calling for the great collapse of China, specifically in the real estate and financial spaces. Yes, there is softness here, but we have yet to see a bigger crack form. You can bet the Chinese government will do whatever is necessary to reinforce its economy’s weak points. And China can definitely do this, given the fact that the country has about $3.0 trillion in reserves.

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Left unsaid is that China's former growth was powered in large part by exported to the US. But the American consumers are not buying anything from China or anywhere else; their wealth having been stripped away by the war economy and Wall Street money-junkies. This is an inevitable downside to globalism. When one nation starts to fail (the US) it drags down the rest of the world with it.

Nov 12 08:15

Russia sends warships towards Australia before G20 meeting

Russia has sent a fleet of warships towards Australia in an apparent display of muscle-flexing ahead of the G20 meeting amid tensions between the two countries over the MH17 crash.

Defence announced late on Wednesday it is "monitoring Russian naval vessels that are currently transiting through international waters to the north of Australia".

It stressed: "The movement of these vessels is entirely consistent with provisions under international law for military vessels to exercise freedom of navigation in international waters."

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott did indeed confront Putin and demand Putin "confess" to his role in the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight 17. This is Putin's reminder to Abbot that he is not really in a position to demand anything.

Nov 12 08:15

Did Special Branch seize dossier linking MPs and paedophiles? Police investigate whether officers confiscated document that revealed 16 names

Police are investigating whether Special Branch officers confiscated documents naming 16 MPs and peers with links to a paedophile group.

Campaigners fear they may have been destroyed in an establishment cover-up involving the predatory paedophile Cyril Smith – along with the missing ‘Dickens dossier’.

Theresa May announced the Metropolitan Police will investigate what happened to a file passed to award-winning journalist Don Hale by the late Labour minister Barbara Castle.

It allegedly included the identities of senior politicians who were actively promoting the Paedophile Information Exchange, which campaigned to legalise sex with children in the 1970s and 1980s.

Nov 12 08:07

'How can I make free money with no f****** heads up?': Bankers' banter while they rigged foreign exchange markets revealed as five of world's biggest banks are fined record £2BILLION

The bankers, who called themselves as the 'A-Team', 'Three Musketeers' and 'The Players', colluded online by sharing sensitive information to make millions for their banks and bag big bonuses themselves.

Other messages reveal how the cartel feared being caught, telling eachother on forums: 'Don’t want other numpty’s in mkt to know... is he gonna protect us like we protect each other?'

In a single rigged deal which made Swiss bank UBS £322,000 ($513,000) one message read: 'He's sat back in his chair, feet on desk, announcing, that's why I got the bonus pool. Made most people's year'.

Other message board threads read: 'How can I make free money with no f****** heads up? and later: 'cheers for saying you were same way helped me go early'.

Nov 12 08:04

Two Calif. Women Camp-Out In Front Of Best Buy, 22 Days Ahead Of Black Friday

Two California women have already arrived at a Beaumont Best Buy to begin their annual camp-out – 22 days ahead of Black Friday sales.

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This is a publicity stunt. We had a similar "Black Friday" camper in front of the local Best Buy (back when I still did business with them) and I stopped and chatted with him and he admitted he was being paid to be there.

Nov 12 07:58

The “Wannsee Conference” Debunked

Two well-known Jewish sources on the web have a particular passage incorrect from the Wannsee conference. It could be on purpose, or by mistake. You make the call.

Nov 12 07:56

Germany tops USA as world's favourite country

Market researchers GfK found that Germany has knocked the USA off the top spot for global image for the first time since 2009.
The pollsters asked 20,000 people in 20 countries their opinion of 50 leading nations across six categories: exports , government, culture, people, tourism, and immigration and investment.

Nov 12 07:55

Oligarchs for Israel

When Pat Buchanan described the American Congress as "Israeli-occupied territory" in the run up to the first Gulf war, he clearly underestimated the problem. Although Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban didn’t mean to underscore and enlarge Buchanan’s point, this they surely did at the first national conference of a new pro-Israel lobbying group, the Israeli-American Council (IAC), where the two multi-billionaires appeared together on stage. It was an enlightening colloquy.

Adelson, whose casinos have made him one of the richest people in the world, pumped $150 million into the Republican Party in 2012, and is expected to give at least as much in the 2016 campaign. Saban who made his fortune on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has given a comparable amount to the Democrats, including the money to build Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington: he has pledged to donate "whatever it takes" to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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You better break open your piggy bank, because in 2016 I intend to return the "favor" the Clintons paid me back in 1994! I intend to end someone's career!

Nov 12 07:51

Even The Troops Are Waking Up

Nov 12 07:50

Policeman faces murder charge in Nakba Day shooting of Palestinian teen

Border Police, soldiers had denied using live fire during protests in which two teens were killed, but bullet found in one of boys' backpacks led to suspected gun.

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Looks like Israel is trying to clean up their act!

Nov 12 07:41

Ferguson law enforcement preparing for “all worst-case scenarios”

Ferguson, MO officials are preparing for “all worst-case scenarios” that may result from a grand jury’s upcoming decision. The panel is expected to soon decide whether the police officer who shot and killed African-American teenager Michael Brown will face criminal charges, with many in the community worried whatever decision is reached may lead to further unrest.

Nov 12 07:39

You Won’t Believe How Many People are Killed by the Police Every Year

law enforcement agents in the United States killed 11,090 people over the past 30 years.

Nov 12 07:39

The Economic End Game Explained

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

Throughout history, in most cases of economic collapse the societies in question believed they were financially invincible just before their disastrous fall. Rarely does anyone see the edge of the cliff or even the bottom of the abyss before it has swallowed a nation whole. This lack of foresight, however, is not entirely the fault of the public. It is, rather, a consequence caused by the manipulation of the fundamental information available to the public by governments and social gatekeepers.

In the years leading up to the Great Depression, numerous mainstream “experts” and politicians were quick to discount the idea of economic collapse, and most people were more than ready to believe them. Equities markets were, of course, the primary tool used to falsely elicit popular optimism. When markets rose, even in spite of other very negative fiscal indicators, the masses were satisfied...

Nov 12 07:37

Rosetta mission: Philae lander is on its way for comet touchdown

Mission controllers now face the long wait for Philae to reach the surface. The comet is so far away that a confirmation signal relayed from Rosetta, which remains in orbit around the comet, will take nearly half an hour to reach Earth.

Scientists should have word around 11 a.m. ET.

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About an hour and a half from the time of this posting.

Nov 12 07:36

Woman taken to 'wrong' hospital faces bankruptcy

Megan Rothbauer would rather be discussing an impending engagement, her future marriage and eventually, children. However, the 30-year-old Madison resident is instead scouring the Internet looking for solutions to stave off bankruptcy.

Nov 12 07:35

Bags of cash for families of the innocent: How the CIA is 'paying off relatives of those killed in botched drone strikes'

The U.S. government is making covert cash payments to compensate the families of innocent civilians killed in drone strikes, it has been claimed.

Nov 12 07:33

Am I Supposed to be Afraid of This?

When there are no successes to point towards as a reason to be confident in one’s government, the Great Father can be counted on to use fear of a scary enemy to rally the people. A lie can go around the world twice before the truth has even tied its shoes. The Great Father knows this and he also knows that it’s best to have a few enemies waiting in the wings to distract the American people. To be sure, certain among the American people (the species Ovis aries americanus) will fall for this every time. Which is why it remains effective and American foreign policy infomercials succeed in selling wars without genuine objectives. In fact, were U.S. foreign policy a product, it would be sold on late-night infomercials along with spray-on “hair”, vegetable slicers, and compilation CDs of 1970s hits. And if you purchased it, you would get a few wars, absolutely free. Let’s have a look at some of the Great Father’s latest products.

Nov 12 07:32

The Con-man Cornered: Obama and the Democratic Debacle of 2014

The meteoric rise to power of Barack Obama in 2008 was propelled by one of the greatest demagogic US Presidential campaigns of all time: To millions of young Americans, he promised to end the US wars in the Middle East. To millions of working and middle class voters, he promised to end the economic crisis by confronting Wall Street. To women, he promised to protect and expand their social rights and end the gender gap in wages and salaries.

To human rights and civil liberties activists, he promised to end police state surveillance and torture, and to close the Guantanamo concentration camp, which had denied political prisoners a fair and open trial. To blacks, he promised higher living standards and greater racial equality in income. To Latino-Americans, he promised immigration reform facilitating a path to citizenship for long-term residents. Overseas he spoke in Cairo of a “new chapter” in US policy toward the Muslim world. To Russia, he promised President Putin he would ‘reset relations’ – toward greater co-operation.

Nov 12 07:29

PC Police Turn On Their Own: Why Thought Police Are Bad No Matter Who Is The Target

A black teacher named Vinita Hegwood who taught at Duncanville High School in Texas has been fired after a large number of people were greatly offended at the woman's 'F-ing white cracker' comments regarding Ferguson MO. Since I don't believe in the thought police or politically correct hate crime laws, I don't care if this woman is fired from her government school job. If these people had any sense, they wouldn't have their kids in government school to begin with.

Nov 12 07:28

China’s Military Budget Could Soon Be As Big as America’s

China May Be Closing the Gap on U.S. Military Superiority

Nov 12 07:27

24 Reasons Why Millennials Are Screaming Mad About Our Unfair Economy

Do you want to know why Millennials seem so angry? We promised them that if they worked hard, stayed out of trouble and got good grades that they would be able to achieve the “American Dream”.

Nov 12 06:57

The Latest Russian Fighter Jet Blows America's Away

With more than 600 Flankers (Sukhoi-27s and its later iterations such as the Su-30, Su-34 and Su-35 Super Flanker) flying with air forces around the world, the fate of the fifth generation F-35 seems decidedly uncertain. Aerospace experts across the world are veering around to the view that America’s most expensive fighter development program (pegged at $1.5 trillion) will be a sitting duck for the flankers.

“It’s a turkey,” declares aerospace engineer Pierre Sprey in an interview to Dutch television. Few people are as qualified to speak about fighter aircraft as Sprey. He is the co-designer of the F-16 Falcon jet and the A-10 Warthog tank buster, two of the most successful aircraft in the US Air Force (USAF).

Nov 12 05:43

Second Video Emerges of Obamacare Architect Calling Americans “Stupid”

Despite telling MSNBC that his comments were “off the cuff,” a second video has emerged of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber saying the law was passed because Americans were “too stupid” to understand it.

Nov 12 05:01

Obama Wants to Now Fully Regulate the Internet as a Public Utility

Believe it or not, Obama wants to fully regulate the internet – EVERYTHING right down to content!. Yes you read it correctly. He wants to create the effective Department of the Internet under the FCC. On Monday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that regulates TV and Radio, to reclassify the Internet as a public utility.

Nov 12 03:36

When Cops Get Arrested, Florida Sheriff’s Office Conceals Information From Public

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office has been selectively taking names of police officers who get arrested off the booking blotter, effectively giving busted cops special treatment over regular folks who get their names, mug shots, and personal information put online for all to see when they get thrown in jail.

Nov 12 03:27

The coming climate onslaught : Obama readies sweeping list of executive actions on ‘global warming’

The Obama administration is set to roll out a series of climate and pollution measures that rivals any president’s environmental actions of the past quarter-century — a reality check for Republicans who think last week’s election gave them a mandate to end what they call the White House’s “War on Coal.”

November 11, 2014

Nov 11 23:03

“Death to Iran” Over Airline Passenger Safety

OFAC Jeopardizes Air Traffic Safety While Congress Prepares Sanctions Coup de Grâce on Iran

Nov 11 22:59

Mexican protesters set fire to regional party HQ over 43 missing students

Protesters in the Mexican state of Guerrero have torched the ruling party's regional headquarters as part of their demonstrations to achieve justice for the 43 missing students who disappeared in September.

Nov 11 22:56

Kiev's refusal to negotiate elections in Donbas threatens more conflict

Since the only “talks” Ukraine’s leaders are prepared to consider are those they conduct with themselves, it is not difficult to see why.

Nov 11 22:52

Evidence That US Secretly Pays Off Civilian Yemeni Drone Strike Victims

The US government has apparently made secret payments of $100,000 to the families of two Yemeni men who were mistakenly killed in a covert drone strike, an investigation by international non-profit Reprieve has found.

Nov 11 21:21

You Won't Believe How Many People are Killed by the Police Every Year

It seems like I can't go a single day without hearing about someone being shot and killed by a police officer. It's become so commonplace in America, that the news rarely makes national headlines unless police abuse is suspected; and sometimes not even then. Unless you follow organizations like Copblock, you'll only hear about a fraction of the police shootings that actually occur.

While it appears the U.S. has an incredibly violent police force, many would argue that our cops pale in comparison to police departments around the world. A Recent study from Brazil appears to confirm that belief.

Nov 11 20:07

Political prophecies: Sealing the fate of al-Aqsa

snip: While Israeli bulldozers dig into Palestinian land during the day, leveling mounds of ground and destroying olive groves for settlement expansion, heavy machinery burrows beneath the Old City of al-Quds - Jerusalem - at night. The Israelis are looking for evidence of what they believe to be ancient Jewish temples, presumably destroyed in 586BC and 70AD.

To fulfill the "prophecy", Jewish extremists believe that a third temple must be built. But of course, there is the inconvenient fact that on that particular spot exists one of Islam's holiest sites: The Noble Sanctuary. It has been an exclusively Muslim prayer site for the last 1,300 years.

The combination of right-wing politicians allied with religious zealots is now defining the Israeli attitude towards Palestinians, particularly in Jerusalem. They are eyeing al-Aqsa for annexation, the same way the Israeli government is laboring to permanently annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank.

Nov 11 19:42

Rumsfeld & Monsanto Team Up to Bring You Neuro-Toxic Aspartame & Splenda

Waking Times

As we get closer to the holidays, many people look for ways to cut back on sugar and other indulgences so that when the New Year rolls around, they won’t have to work so hard to lose those extra pounds. While it is a good idea to avoid sugar altogether, using the artificial sweeteners Splenda or Aspartame might be even worse. There are numerous reasons you should avoid the stuff in little yellow packages (or pink, or blue). Here is why.

Nov 11 19:04

Dollar Collapse? World Bank Whistleblower Predicts Global Currency

Waking Times

According to World Bank whistleblower Karen Hudes, the US dollar is set to crash and will be replaced with a new, interest free, gold-backed currency.

Nov 11 18:26

A Michigan police officer who had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he crashed his truck last month was given paid leave and a two-week suspension

Prosecutors are alleging a Sturgis police officer had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he crashed his truck while off duty on Oct. 26, 2014, near Climax.

Bryan L. Stuck, 29, of Bronson, was charged Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, with one count each of operating a motor vehicle with a high blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent or higher and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said Monday.

Nov 11 17:41

Tomgram: Shamsi and Harwood, An Electronic Archipelago of Domestic Surveillance

snip: Call it just another week of ho-hum news about American intelligence and law enforcement outfits running roughshod over American rights and the Constitution. And then, of course, there are those ever-expanding watchlists meant to keep you safe from “terrorism.” As Hina Shamsi and Matthew Harwood of the ACLU point out, the web of watchlists on which Americans might now find their names circulating is staggeringly, redundantly vast and still expanding. It essentially adds up to a post-9/11 secret system of identification, they write, that once would have boggled the American imagination but is now just an accepted part of the American way of life.

Nov 11 17:22

NIST's WTC 7 Reports: Filled with Fantasy, Fiction, and Fraud: Why 2,300 Architects & Engineers Demand Independent Investigation

Ultimately, we are asked to accept on faith NIST's ever-changing, remarkable, and, frankly, suspect explanations for WTC 7's destruction.

Why "suspect"? Because NIST ignored the National Fire Protection Association protocol — specifically, the NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations — and refused to perform a forensic investigation. As a consequence, NIST has no physical proof to back up its unusual explanation for WTC 7's destruction.

Even more concerning, NIST bases its finding on computer models whose input data it refuses to release to either the scientific community or the general public. Thus, it is impossible to independently verify NIST's work and its startling conclusion. AE911Truth contends that NIST's methodology is contrary to every tenet of legitimate scientific inquiry. In this article, we seek to show how the supporting "evidence" put forward by NIST in the 13 years since that fateful day has been consistently and deliberately misleading.

Nov 11 17:08

Gun sales in and around Ferguson spike as residents brace for grand jury decision

Fear of the possible unrest which may result from the St. Louis grand jury decision on Darren Wilson’s fate has driven the residents of Ferguson MO. and nearby towns to arm themselves with firearms.

Nov 11 17:08

91-Year-Old Veteran Killed In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

He survived three tours of duty, but a 91-year-old veteran couldn’t survive the brutal beating he suffered in a home invasion.

Nov 11 17:02

CAN CNBC SINK ANY LOWER?

Nov 11 17:01

Illegal Immigrant Drunk Driver Hits And Kills 3-Year-Old Waiting For Ice Cream

An illegal immigrant driving drunk and without a license crashed through a fence Sunday, hitting and killing a 3-year-old girl as she was waiting in line for ice cream in Porterville, California.

Nov 11 16:46

NSA alive & well at colleges: code MDA-904

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

These days, students are, for the most part, oblivious to how their colleges and universities are funded.

I’m not talking about donations from graduates and boosters, or revenue generated from televised football games. I’m talking, for example, about secretive government agencies.

CIA, NSA, DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency).

At Wikileaks, Julian Assange posted an overview (10/7/2007), “On the take and loving it—academic recipients of the US intelligence budget.”

Consider Assange’s stunning conclusion...

Nov 11 16:45

‘See Something, Say Something’ Promotional Items Handed Out at NFL Games

The Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign is giving out free promotional mouse pads at NFL games that urge attendees to watch their fellow Americans for “unusual behavior.”

Nov 11 16:43

Lava flow from volcano incinerates home on Hawaii’s Big Island

A slow-moving lava flow from an erupting volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island incinerated a house on Monday, marking the first home devoured by a stream of molten rock that has crept toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, civil defense officials said.

Nov 11 16:31

Billionaire U-M alum files bankruptcy after being ordered to pay up to $455M for offshore fraud scheme

A Dallas-based, 1957 University of Michigan alumnus has filed for bankruptcy after he was ordered by the Securities and Exchange Commission to pay anywhere from $200 million to $455 million for his involvement in a massive offshore fraud scheme that netted him and his brother more than $550 million.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled in September that U-M alumnus and billionaire Sam Wyly and his late brother Charles Wyly Jr. were involved in a 13-year fraud in which the two created 17 trusts and 40 subsidiary companies before hiring a team of lawyers and an offshore accountant to hold records outside the United States.

The SEC ruled that Sam Wyly was responsible for two-thirds of the amount owed, while his brother's estate was responsible for the remainder.

Nov 11 16:30

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO)

Nov 11 16:22

Why Massachusetts’ ban on tobacco products is anti-freedom

In a first of its kind case, health officials in the small town of Westminister, Massachusetts have proposed a ban on the sale of tobacco products that would force tobacco user to exit city lines to satisfy their nicotine kick.

Nov 11 16:19

Obama lame duck in a NeoCon Congress

You just have to love the wit and precision of a political image. Pat Dollard’s title NY Post Destroys Obama With Brutal Cover, says it all

Nov 11 16:19

For Armistice Day, Ron Paul on the Federal Reserve’s Role in Financing US Militarism

On this Armistice Day, taking place in the week after midterm elections that promise to buttress US foreign intervention and President Barack Obama’s announcement that he is sending 1,500 troops and desires $5.6 billion more in spending to escalate the war in Iraq and Syria, it seems fitting to consider Ron Paul’s explanation of how the Federal Reserve has helped finance US militarism.

Nov 11 16:05

California gun dealers sue firearms bureau over window advertising citation

Four California gun dealers sued the government in federal court on Monday for alleged First Amendment rights violations, the Calguns Foundation announced.

Nov 11 16:00

End of Organic? Report Says GMO Crop Contamination Cannot Be Stopped

With each passing year, an increasing number of states are attempting to adopt GMO labeling laws amid the federal government’s resistance to allow you to know what’s in your food. With each victory, or even loss, we get stronger — and closer to making GMO labeling a reality. The sad reality, however, is that many experts say GMO labeling will not suffice in the overall fight against biotech due to the fact that GMO crops can easily contaminate nearby farms.

Nov 11 15:51

Device Prevents Cars From Starting If Loans Aren’t Paid

Passtime is affixed to a car and prevents it from starting if the owner doesn’t make loan payments on time. It’s targeted toward people with no credit history or poor credit scores.

Nov 11 15:50

U.S. Household Incomes Are at 1990s Levels

Nov 11 15:44

TX Mom Upset Over School's "Extreme and Excessive" Punishment for Missed Assignment

If a student misses a homework assignment, what is the appropriate consequence?

The punishment doled out to seventh graders at a middle school in Texas has brought attention to this issue - and much debate among parents and educators.

Eleven seventh graders at Clark Middle School in Frisco were given some tough punishment by a football coach for behaviors their classroom teacher reported.

Nov 11 15:43

Obamacare Architect Brags About Tricking “Stupid” Voters

Does the name Jonathan Gruber ring a bell?

He’s an economist and professor at MIT, best known for his role in the development of the Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare.

Gruber, perhaps not surprisingly, has found his way into the news again.

If his blatant lie about state exchanges wasn’t bad enough, now a video of him calling American voters “stupid” has surfaced.

(VIDEO)

Nov 11 15:33

Caught on camera: Cop kicks down Second Amendment sign

Nov 11 15:22

Is The UN Using Vaccines To Secretly Sterilize Women All Over The Globe?

In some areas of the world, purposely cutting off someone’s family line is considered to be one of the most wicked things that you can possibly do. But that appears to be precisely what the United Nations is doing.

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