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July 16, 2014

Jul 16 07:56

SHOCK VIDEO>>> Illegals Arrive in Bus and Shop at Walmart With EBT Cards

A school bus of illegal immigrants reportedly pulled up at a Walmart in North Carolina and shopped with EBT cards. The woman in the video says the immigrants could not speak English and were reportedly staying in China Grove.

Jul 16 07:55

Did Israel Collude With ISIS to Justify Gaza Attack?

Jul 16 07:40

Israel student union sets up “war room” to sell Gaza massacre on Facebook

As the death toll from Israel’s savage bombardment of Gaza continues to climb, Israel has once again turned to students to sell the slaughter online.

“Although they haven’t been called up to the army yet, they’ve decided to enlist in a civilian mission that is no less important – Israeli propaganda [hasbara],” Ynet’s Hebrew edition reported about a massive initiative organized by the Israeli student union branch at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC Herzliya), a prestigious private university.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


This seems like a good time to remind everyone reading the comments that the government of Israel pays people to post pro-Israel propaganda in social media.

Here are some stories about it.

Israel’s Government Is Paying College Students to Spread Pro-Israel Propaganda on Social MediaBack in August of last year, a statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that the Israeli government would be giving scholarships to college students who, “engage international audiences online” by posting pro-Israel tweets/statuses etc. online. tinyurl.com/ldpczhw

Israel To Pay Students For Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda Israel has announced it will pay university students to circulate pro-Israeli information on social media networks, without having to identify themselves as working for the government. tinyurl.com/pwuzmrg

Israel to pay students to defend it onlineIsrael is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

The Israeli prime minister's office said in a statement that students on Israeli university campuses would receive full or partial scholarships to combat anti-Semitism and calls to boycott Israel online. It said students' messages would parallel statements by government officials. tinyurl.com/qh8jbe9

Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper. tinyurl.com/o6d82wj

Israel Paying Students (30 pieces of silver?) to be Apologists for Israel

There are tons of rabid apologists lurking all about the social media

platforms ready to do Israel’s bidding while the IDF commits one crime against humanity after another in Gaza. Go ahead and Tweet something honest about what is going on and you’ll see what I mean. I wondered what motivated them, in the face of the undeniable, to continue their efforts to defend the indefensible. I should have known. I should have remembered. It’s money. It’s always been money. College students are being paid to be online apologists for the barbaric inhuman policies of Israel and the IDF. The more lies they post about glorious Israel, the higher up the corporate-styled ladder they climb, looking to achieve the ultimate goal… a free ride in college… proving once again: it’s never too early to sell-out. tinyurl.com/p2qxnn7

Jul 16 07:39

CDC Misplaced Anthrax, Moved Dangerous Materials in Ziploc Bags

(//nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/government-labs-exposed-people-to-anthrax-flu.html) to H5N1 bird flu and anthrax, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had some trouble identifying their own safety violations. After CDC employees failed to note that the anthrax they shipped to other labs last month was live, the agency conducted an internal investigation and asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to conduct a parallel probe. Congress revealed Monday that APHIS found a long list of violations (//www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/second-probe-finds-more-safety-lapses-at-cdc-anthrax-labs/2014/07/14/b792d4fe-0b91-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html) that the CDC didn't catch, including transferring dangerous materials in Ziploc bags, storing anthrax in unlocked refrigerators in an unrestricted hallway, and misplacing anthrax containers. (Thankfully, APHIS investigators found them).

Jul 16 07:39

The child abuse controversy reinforces what voters already think of sleazy MPs

There is something odd, and revealing, in YouGov's latest poll. We asked a series of questions about the controversies surrounding suggestions that senior politicians in the 1970s and 1980s abused children, and that this was covered up.


Jul 16 07:35

READER PHOTOS - Toronto Protest against Israel's War Crimes in Gaza

Jul 16 07:24

Lowe's Employees Decided To Fix This Veteran's Wheelchair After The VA Wouldn't

For the past two years, I have been waiting to receive a new wheelchair from the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have been told that I am not entitled to a spare wheelchair.

On the evening of July 7, my wheelchair fell apart again, while shopping at Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in on Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor.

Three employees, David, Marcus and Souleyman jumped to my assistance immediately. They placed me in another chair while they went to work. They took the wheelchair apart and replaced the broken parts and told me, “We’re going to make this chair like new.”

I left 45 minutes after closing hours in my wheelchair that was like new.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD FOR LOWE'S!

Jul 16 07:22

RIP Lama Khalil, a 5 month old baby, was murdered in an Israeli air raid on Tal Sultan #GazaUnderAttack #Gaza

Palestinian children, even babies being murdered & MSM don't just hide it, they tell you to feel pity for the murderers!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is why nobody listens to the corporate media any more.

Jul 16 07:20

Protest Times and Locations for July 18-19 National Protests Against Amnesty


Jul 16 07:17

Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

Microsoft is developing a new approach to splatting bugs in software before they take down production systems.

It involves wiring up programmers to sensors that record brain activity, track eye movement, and test how sweaty the engineers are.

If the developer is stressed – bingo, they're probably reading some rather hairy code. And, while writing software, similar signals could indicate the devs are themselves introducing bugs and security flaws while under pressure.

This new technique was outlined in an academic paper from Microsoft Research and University of Zurich researchers: Using Psycho-Physiological Measures to Assess Task Difficulty in Software Development [PDF].

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank you. NO!

Jul 16 07:17

BBC defends coverage of Israeli air strikes in Gaza after bias accusations

The BBC has defended its coverage of the latest Israeli air strikes in Gaza after it was criticised in a 45,000-strong online petition organised by a pro-Palestinian group and faced a protest outside its London headquarters.

The online open letter to BBC director general Tony Hall, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, claimed the corporation’s news programmes were “entirely devoid of context or background” in their coverage of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The petition, signed by Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Ken Loach, Brian Eno and Jeremy Hardy, accused the corporation of pro-Israeli bias and said it would “like to remind the BBC that Gaza is under Israeli occupation and siege [and] that Israel is bombing a refugee population”.

Jul 16 07:16

Microsoft COO tells partners to get with the cloud program now

Microsoft channel partners need to urgently redefine and evolve their businesses so that they can resell the company’s cloud computing products, according to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Really; it's just too much work for the NSA to break into your desktop and home computers. You really need to push your customers to use our cloud servers ... or the terrorists will win!" -- Microblorch


Jul 16 07:14

HuffPo Reporter Doesn't Know What Border Patrol's Job Is

It all started when Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim Tweeted this:

Here's a photo of @joseiswriting in handcuffs, because the Border Patrol has nothing more pressing to do apparently pic.twitter.com/dN8KewqeZr

— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) July 15, 2014

He's talking about author and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas who was arrested yesterday by Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas because he is an undocumented immigrant who is here illegally.

No, Mr. Grim. Border Patrol is not supposed to have anything "more pressing" to do.

Jul 16 07:12

Is FEMA Preparing For Martial Law Over The "Mass Exodus" Of Illegal Aliens?

Obama wants to setup a national emergency announcement system that can broadcast to the entire country when there is a terrorist attack. Be prepared for a false flag.

Jul 16 07:11

UK police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles National Crime Agency detains suspected child abusers, including doctors and teachers

More than 600 suspected paedophiles, including doctors and teachers, have been arrested across Britain after a six-month investigation led by the National Crime Agency.

The agency, dubbed Britain's FBI, announced on Wednesday it had arrested 660 suspected child abusers and taken more than 400 children into care in the first nationwide investigation of its kind.

Of the 660 arrested, 39 were registered sex offenders but the vast majority of suspected paedophiles were off the police's radar. Those arrested include doctors, teachers, scout leaders, care workers and former police officers.

Jul 16 07:06

Sen. Harry Reid says: "The Border IS Secure..."

Who the hell is he kidding?!

The only border that is unquestionably secure, is the one separating Harry Reid from reality...

Is no one in Nevada paying any attention to this guy's rantings?


Jul 16 07:04

It Stops When You Stop Being Stupid, Chicago

I saw this coming when I lived in Chicago -- the first pieces of it were evident then. What had been a "bad area" problem was starting to bleed into other parts of the city, including where I lived. It was infrequent, but the statistical pattern was clear -- and convincing.

So was the usual leftist horsecrap in response -- "there are too many guns!" (never mind that it was flatly unlawful to possess a weapon useful for personal defense in Chicago -- and had been for 30 some years at the time), primarily.

The murder spree continues, as do the political polemics.

Jul 16 07:03

Detroit protesters oppose Israeli assault on Gaza

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Detroit on Sunday to protest the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. The Detroit area is home to one of the largest Arabic populations in the US.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe that's why the bankers are so eager to shut off their water!

Jul 16 07:02

120 ‘Peer-Reviewed’ Studies Retracted After Being Exposed As Computer-Generated Fraud

What good is the peer-review process if fraudulent studies routinely make it past this supposed litmus test into popular journals, completely unnoticed? This is the question many are now asking following the revelation that more than 120 papers published by two of the most prominent publishing groups in the world were fraudulent, having been generated by a computer program rather than written by real scientists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It tells us why so many "Peer reviewed" papers were screaming that snow is a thing of the past even as summer snowstorms continue across the northern hemisphere.

Jul 16 06:56

The Reasons We Fight The New World Order

Countless people … will hate the new world order … and will die protesting against it. — H.G. Wells, The New World Order (1940)

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

Throughout our lives and throughout our culture, we are conditioned to rally around concepts of false division. We are led to believe that Democrats and Republicans are separate and opposing parties, yet they are actually two branches of the same political-control mechanism. We are led to believe that two nations such as the United States and Russia are geopolitical enemies, when, in fact, they are two puppet governments under the dominance of the same international financiers. Finally, we are told that the international bankers themselves are somehow separated by borders and philosophies, when the reality is all central banks answer to a singular authority: the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).


Jul 16 06:49

Israel-Gaza conflict: No truce, both cite self-defense

Jul 16 06:48

TURKISH WOMEN PROTEST ISRAEL, ISRAELI LAWMAKER

A group of activists from the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM), a leading nongovernmental organization, staged a protest outside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul's Levent district yesterday.

Demonstrators, led by KADEM President Sare Y?lmaz Ayd?n, protested against Israel's Gaza offensive that has killed at least 190 Palestinians over the past week and remarks by a female Israeli lawmaker inciting hatred against Palestinian civilians.

Women carried banners denouncing Israel and Ayelet Shaked, an Israeli lawmaker who caused outrage with her remarks on Palestinians. They left a black wreath at the consulate dedicated to "Miss Hitler," Ayelet Shaked.

Jul 16 06:48

Safe Haven: Ukrainian refugees flee to Russia from civil war horrors

Jul 16 06:43

BEX ALERT - Legal opinion: Israel can cut off water, power to Gaza during conflict

Document states that imposing economic sanctions would be legal, that electricity is not a basic humanitarian need.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everything that the Nazis did was the letter of German law.

Jul 16 06:28

Congresswoman who visited Israel on AIPAC’s dime has no time for relative of boy beaten by Israeli police

Rep. Castor was non-responsive during those first most urgent days. Her failure to do right by a young constituent is surely in part a consequence of a commitment to the “unbreakable bond that exists between our country and the State of Israel,” even when a constituent is attacked and arrested by Israeli authorities. Tellingly, at the same time we desperately needed her to speak up on Tariq’s behalf, she was tweeting about saving the manatees.

Jul 16 06:27

The United States Is “There To Help” In Ukraine

The most blue pill of blue pill news channels in the United States (The Pentagon Channel), is continuing to demonize Russia for it’s supposed “provocative actions” in Ukraine (like the U.S. government bears zero responsibility for instigating the Ukrainian coup) and calls for the country to withdraw it’s forces from the Ukrainian border.

Not only does the Pentagon have the gall to decide where Russia can place it’s troops within it’s own borders, but it fails to recognize that it is actually the United States who has been the most provocative player in ensuring that the illegitimate Kiev government of Petro Poroshenko came to power. The Poroshenko regime has resulted in widespread and violent crackdowns in eastern Ukraine, where a number of large towns are majority Russian-speaking and want to either practice self-determination or preferably join the Russian Federation.

Jul 16 06:26

Rogers Businessman Sues FBI After Fake Sheik’s $2.5 Million Investment

ROGERS (KFSM) – A Rogers cancer center administrator sentenced to prison is suing the FBI, saying agents entrapped him by using a fake middle-eastern “sheik” in a $2.5 million investment.

James W. Bolt, 61, was sentenced last month to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a criminal scheme involving wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. He was also ordered to pay more than $2.5 million in restitution.

But before the suspect’s Situs Cancer Research clinic in Rogers was raided by federal investigators in the summer of 2013, he was one of four defendants in a separate federal fraud case involving the sale of his company through a stockbroker who turned out to be an FBI agent.

Jul 16 06:25

Gaza National DemonstrationStop the Killing • Stop the Bombing19 July 2014 • Assemble 12 NoonDowning Street London • March to Israeli Embassy

1400 Israeli air strikes, over 1000 rockets fired, and Israel says there is much more to come. Over 200 Palestinians have been killed, 77% of them civilians, a quarter ot them children. 1500 have been injured, 800 homes destroyed. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says, "No international pressure will prevent us from striking."

Israel's barbaric bombardment of the most densely populated area on earth must stop now. Barack Obama, David Cameron and UK foreign secretary William Hague's support for "Israel's right to defend itself" is nothing less than collusion with war crimes killing women, children and disabled people.

Join this demonstration. Publicise it as widely as you can among your family, friends, in your workplace, college, local community etc. Israel's crimes against humanity must stop now.

Jul 16 06:25

Gov. Malloy Denies Feds Request To House Illegal Immigrants In Connecticut!

Jul 16 06:23

Expected Microsoft Layoffs Could Top 5,800, Report Says

Microsoft (MSFT) is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company's plans.

The reductions, expected to be announced as soon as this week, could be in the Nokia unit and the parts of Microsoft that overlap with that business, as well as in marketing and engineering, Bloomberg reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Left unsaid; the disaster of Windows 8 and the backlash against Microsoft's partnership with the NSA.

Jul 16 06:21

Look Who's Behind This Large Study to "Help the Bees"

A Canada-wide health surveillance study of the honeybee will take place over the next four years.

While the study may seem like a positive which could scarcely be argued against, the truth is that the study will be funded by...

Jul 16 06:06

After phony cease-fire, Israel vows to intensify Gaza bloodbath

The Israeli government has seized on Hamas’s failure to immediately observe a cease-fire about which it was never consulted as the pretext for escalating its one-sided war against the nearly two million Palestinians confined to the narrow and densely populated Gaza Strip.

Jul 16 06:05

Israeli arms dealers do business at Farnborough Airshow even as the bombs drop on Gaza

It’s often argued that the Israel-Palestine conflict gets a disproportionate amount of attention from U.K based activists. The Zionist lobby cast dark aspersions of institutional anti-semitism, asking why the deaths of Palestinians provoke nationwide demonstrations in the streets but the deaths of even larger numbers just over the border in Syria do not? The answer is that Israel is a crucial link in the western military alliances – our government sponsors UK arms companies to do business with Israel and purchases “battle tested” Israeli equipment. What is happening in Gaza is being done in our name, with our money.

Jul 16 06:05

Israel’s Goliath to Palestine’s David

Today Israel resumed its attack on Gaza, presumably in response to rocket launches into Israeli territory. I say “presumably,” because it seeks and has sought, from the initial displacement of the Palestinian people from their homes, using force, repression, and violence, since the early days of post-World War II settlement, any and every opportunity to advance an exterminationist policy directed against them.

Jul 16 05:46

Hanover restaurant owner allowed security cameras in bathroom

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -
The owner of Mechanicsville's Calabash Seafood Restaurant and Midway Lounge is off the hook, after being charged for installing surveillance cameras in the men's bathroom.

A judge found the owner, Dennis Smith, not guilty of unlawful videotaping. Smith has long maintained that he installed the cameras to stop repeated vandalism in the restroom. Smith also says that the cameras, positioned right above the stall, were aimed at the door, not at anyone using the toilet or urinal.

Regardless, Smith was arrested after he installed the cameras last summer. There was even an episode of a customer ripping out the camera, after its presence infuriated him.

"The cameras that were in these bathrooms were for security reasons only, and nothing inappropriate was taped by them," said Smith.

The criminal charges surfaced after security footage revealed a band member changing in his boxers, near the bathroom door.

Jul 16 05:37

Former GOP candidate gets 194 years for child molestation

A serial child molester was sentenced in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday to 194 years to life in prison for sexually abusing four boys in Brentwood in the 1990s.

Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge John Kennedy sentenced 53-year-old Gordon Blake of Brentwood, who was convicted on 32 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with children in connection with the molestation, according to Deputy District Attorney Ryan Wagner.

Blake, a local political activist and business owner who ran twice in the early 2000s and was defeated for the Republican nomination to the California assembly, has denied the charges against him.

Jul 16 05:35

SEE IT: Good Samaritans stop, pummel carjacker in San Diego parking lot (VIDEO)

A 21-year-old man was collared after he tried to carjack a woman driving her young daughter in a California parking lot and a pack of good Samaritans yanked him out of the driver’s seat, police said.

Ismael Hernandez boosted the red minivan in the San Diego lot and tried to speed away with the woman and her child sitting inside when he suddenly slammed into a pole about 4 p.m. on Sunday, KGTV reported.

But once several bystanders saw the woman and the little girl were in danger, they quickly started to attack the bandit.

“I see this guy in the backseat choking out the driver and there were a couple of other people in the window grabbing the keys from him,” Aaron Leaf, who ran over and started recording the chaotic scene, told the news station.

Jul 16 05:10

House will slash IRS budget over Lois Lerner targeting scandal

Monday night, the House approved three amendments to slash more than $1 billion in funding to the IRS, cheered by Republicans as retribution for the scandal in which the agency allegedly targeted conservative political groups.
The House is considering the Financial Services Appropriations bill for 2015, which includes funding for the beleaguered agency. Funding for the IRS actually increased for fiscal year 2014, to $11.3 billion from the sequestration-reduced $11.2 billion in 2013.

If Monday's three amendments are passed into law, this year's $10.95 billion appropriation would fall to $9.8 billion, with the savings going to deficit reduction.

"The IRS has been targeting American taxpayers based on their political beliefs for the past four or five years," said Rep. Bill Huizenga, whose amendment to chop a whopping $788 million from the IRS's budget was approved by voice vote.

Jul 16 04:43

‘Ceasefire’ to refuel Israel criminality

The reality is that the Israeli regime has just given itself carte blanche to step up its genocide against the Palestinians – just as it was threatening to do so. The so-called ceasefire was nothing but a cynical charade to deceive this flagrant reality. Let’s make no mistake. What is happening in Gaza is unmitigated crimes against
humanity, an operation of state-sponsored terrorism against an illegally occupied people.

Jul 16 04:42

FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons'

The FBI believes that the driverless car is a “game changing” vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years, along with fears that autonomous cars may be used as "lethal weapons".

In an unclassified but restricted report obtained by the Guardian under a public records request, the FBI predicts that autonomous cars “will have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.”

In a section called Multitasking, the report notes that “bad actors will be able to conduct tasks that require use of both hands or taking one’s eyes off the road which would be impossible today.”

One nightmare scenario could be suspects shooting at pursuers from getaway cars that are driving themselves

Jul 16 04:40

Israel accused of war crimes (UK Parliament) [VIDEO]

Highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment, and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply centres and all manner of other civilian targets.

Jul 16 04:34

Illegal Immigrant Deported 4 Times Sexually Assaults 9-Y-O Girl; Mom Blames Feds' Lax Border Security for Crime

A Texas family blames the federal government's inability to secure the U.S. border for the alleged assault of their 9-year-old daughter by an illegal immigrant from Mexico.

"He came across 30 days ago during all this influx of children from Central America," Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler told WFAA about the suspect who's been deported four times since 2003.

"I'm tired of the politics. That's what it is — politics. Secure the border and let's get on with it," Fowler added.

Israel Andrade, 35, allegedly broke into the family's home Saturday morning where he fondled the young girl and attempted to lure her into another room. He also stole the mother's cell phone and two pair of the girl's underwear.

"My daughter ran into our room screaming, 'Mom! Mom! Mom! Someone's in the house," said the unidentified Springtown mother who described the crime to local media.

Jul 16 04:28

A Guilty Verdict In Silk Road Case Could Doom Internet Freedoms

Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old American who allegedly created the online black marketplace Silk Road, was unsuccessful last week in convincing a federal judge that he is not the notorious hacker Dread Pirate Roberts and did not conspire to deal illegal narcotics and launder money, sparking concern among privacy advocates that Internet freedoms may be nearing an end.

Digital rights advocates argue that Ulbricht failing to fight charges such as narcotics trafficking, computer hacking, money laundering, and criminal enterprise engagement for his alleged role in setting up Silk Road, will be used by lawmakers and intelligence officials as evidence that there is a need to create legislation to eliminate the “dark side” of the Internet, which has become a breeding ground for illegal activity.

Jul 16 04:25

Feds to refund about $50 million to Ponzi schemer Rothstein’s victims

When everyone was crunching the staggering numbers after convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein stole more than $360 million from hundreds of investors, no one predicted they would be made whole.

Most thought burned investors might get dimes on the dollar if they were lucky — the pitiful compensation for victims in many Ponzi schemes.

But five years after one of Florida's biggest financial frauds, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that authorities have recovered about $50 million from the seizure and sale of Rothstein's luxurious waterfront homes, exotic sports cars and other expensive extravagances.

That’s not all the chips in the pot, however. The U.S. attorney’s office said that “full restitution to the qualifying victims is possible through a combination” of selling off Rothstein’s ill-gotten assets and other legal efforts.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/15/4237877/feds-to-refund-about-50-...

Jul 16 04:20

Crowds protest BBC 'biased reporting' on Gaza (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Protests against BBC coverage of Israeli military operation against the Palestinian refugee population in the Gaza strip are erupting across the UK, with thousands joining a call for fair, unbiased and contextual reporting of the events on the ground.

London, Manchester, Liverpool, and Newcastle saw marches to “protest at the BBC's biased reporting” as well as to gather signatures for an open letter to the BBC Director General. London took the main stage of the protest movement.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Campaign against Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and many other organizations, in the letter to the publicly funded broadcaster, say that the company is “duty-bound to provide balanced reporting without bias.”

Jul 16 04:07

Gaza faces water crisis amid Israeli strikes: Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza are without water as a result of Israel’s repeated airstrikes on the enclave.

The ICRC said on Wednesday that Gaza’s already vulnerable water system is being destroyed after days of deadly airstrikes by Israel.

“Hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza are now without water. Within days, the entire population of the Strip may be desperately short of water,” Jacques de Maio, the head of the ICRC delegation in the Palestinian occupied territories said.

“If they do not stop, the question is not if, but when an already beleaguered population will face an acute water crisis,” he added.

ICRC water and sanitation expert Guillaume Pierrehumbert also warned that the coastal enclave’s water system had been deteriorating for years, saying “the latest attacks are the last straw.”

The water crisis comes as temperatures are on the rise in Gaza.

Jul 16 03:55

18 KILLED IN SYRIA FROM AN ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE

QUNEITRA, Syria –At least 18 people have been killed in an Israeli air attack in Syria's Quneitra province.

Assad al-Jolani, a representative of a Syrian opposition media center in Golan and Quneitra, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that an Israeli warplane bombed a governor's building and military stations leaving 18 people dead, including eight civilians and 10 Assad-regime soldiers.

Several people were also wounded.

The Syrian regime did not resist the Israeli bomb raid and attacked opposition controlled areas with missiles, Jolani said.

Egypt had earlier proposed a ceasefire between Gaza-based resistance factions and Israel should have come into effect at 6 a.m. GMT on Tuesday.

Israel's security cabinet had earlier accepted the proposal, while deputy Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq said his group was still considering the initiative after having initially rejected it.

Jul 16 03:31

BRICS against Washington consensus

This Russia-China commercial/diplomatic offensive fits the concerted push towards a multipolar world – side by side with political/economic South American leaders.

The headline news is that this Tuesday in Fortaleza, northeast Brazil, the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) fights the (Neoliberal) World (Dis)Order via a new development bank and a reserve fund set up to offset financial crises.

Jul 16 00:47

Councilman Wants ID Cards for Seattle Residents

Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell is proposing the City of Seattle create a municipal ID card. He said some immigrants and refugees have asked for such a card because, he said, getting a driver’s license or state ID card can be difficult.

Harrell said this would “simplify the process by which immigrants or people without forms of ID can get an ID,” and make it easier for immigrants and the homeless to access social services, cash checks or get a library card. However, Washington is already one of the few states where a person does not have to prove they are in the country legally to get a driver’s license or ID

Jul 16 00:36

Scotland Yard detective 'removed over plan to investigate child abuse claims'

A former Scotland Yard detective who won plaudits for his work on cases including the murder of Stephen Lawrence has claimed that he was moved from his post earlier when he revealed plans to investigate politicians over child abuse claims.

Speaking about his inquiries in 1998 into activity alleged to have taken place in Lambeth children's homes in the 1980s, retired detective chief inspector Clive Driscoll said that his work was "all too uncomfortable to a lot of people".

The Metropolitan police has now reportedly asked to discuss the claims with Driscoll, who told BBC Newsnight that he had a list of suspects he wanted to look at, including local and national politicians, adding: "Some of the names were people that were working locally. Some people that were if you like, working nationally, there was quite a mix really because it appeared that it was connected to other boroughs and other movement around the country."

July 15, 2014

Jul 15 22:51

Death toll from Israeli strikes in Gaza rises above 200

New Israeli air and tank strikes in Gaza early today killed several people, bringing the death toll there to 204.

Jul 15 22:49

Israel targets Hamas leaders in new Gaza raids

Israeli warplanes targeted homes of Hamas officials early Wednesday, security sources said, as a campaign against Gaza militants entered day nine with no sign of an end to hostilities.

Jul 15 22:44

‘Father was lying on the porch with his arm blown off’ – eyewitness to Ukraine’s shelling

The daughter of a man killed by an artillery shell fired by Kiev’s forces in a quiet Russian town just across the border from Ukraine is still in shock. In a night of horror, she also had to save her 11-year-old brother from the bombing.

Jul 15 22:38

Child rescued from debris following Ukraine airstrike on residential building

Amid scenes of destruction and death caused by Ukrainian airstrike on residential buildings in the city of Snezhnoe in the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic, a 7-year-old child has been miraculously saved from beneath a multi-ton pile of debris.

Jul 15 22:29

Open Carry Texas makes Rolling Stone, labled “right-wing extremists”

MAINSTREAM LABELS CONSTITUTIONAL OPEN CARRY ACTIVISTS “RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS”

Jul 15 22:18

Wanted – A New Strategy for Palestinian Resistance

THE IMPOTENT AND CORRUPT PALESTINE AUTHORITY (PA), WHICH IS VIRTUALLY AN EXTENSION OF ISRAEL’S OWN SECURITY SERVICES, MUST BE DISSOLVED WITH COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE OCCUPATION OF THE WEST BANK HANDED BACK TO ISRAEL.

Jul 15 21:21

Britain: “Secret Service Infiltrated Paedophile Group to ‘Blackmail Establishment’”

BRITISH security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges.

Jul 15 21:20

Netanyahu: ‘If there is no ceasefire in Gaza, our answer is fire’

Prime minster speaks before the second security cabinet meeting of day and after barrage of rockets from Gaza on Tel Aviv area.

Jul 15 21:20

Netanyahu fires Danny Danon over criticism of Gaza war

Move comes hours after hawkish deputy defense minister lambasted cabinet’s ‘humiliating’ decision to accept truce proposal

Jul 15 21:19

Senate Approves Funding Boost for Iron Dome

A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 50 percent funding boost for the Iron Dome anti-missile system, AFP reported.

The measure, if it becomes law, would provide $621.6 million for Israeli missile defense programs for the 2015 fiscal year starting in October, including $351 million for the short-range Iron Dome system that has been put to the test over the past eight days amid a raging conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Jul 15 21:19

IDF Warns Northern Gaza Residents to Evacuate Their Homes

IDF tells residents of two northern Gaza neighborhoods that an airstrike against terrorists is impending.

Jul 15 21:19

Pixar’s Ed Catmull Emerges As Central Figure In The Wage-Fixing Scandal

ixar and Disney Animation president Ed Catmull has always had a reputation as a decent person, but newly revealed court documents show that he’s been working against the interests of Pixar’s employees for years, as well as trying to hurt other animation studios who didn’t play by his rules. The documents in question are from last year’s civil class-action suit against high-tech companies. (The lawsuit, which included Pixar and Lucasfilm as defendants, was the result of a 2010 U.S. Department of Justice anti-trust action.)

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Another reason I am glad to be out of that business.

Jul 15 21:15

Pentagon bars F-35s from Farnborough airshow after engine problems

Despite the United States Department of Defense’s decision this week to clear for flight all jets in its fleet of F-35s, the stealth fighter won’t make its debut at a UK airshow as expected.

Jul 15 21:14

9 EU countries ready to block economic sanctions against Russia

France, Germany, and Italy are among EU members who don’t want to follow the US lead and impose trade sanctions on Russia. US sanctions are seen as a push to promote its own multibillion free-trade pact with Europe.

“France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia, and EU President Italy see no reason in the current environment for the introduction of sectorial trade and economic sanctions against Russia and at the summit, will block the measure,” a diplomatic source told ITAR-TASS.

In order for a new wave of sanctions to pass, all 28 EU members must unanimously vote in favor. EU ministers plan to discuss new sanctions against Russia at their summit in Brussels on Wednesday, July 16. Even if only one country vetoed, sanctions would not be imposed. With heavyweights like France and Germany opposed to more sanctions the measure will likely again be stalled, the source said.

Jul 15 21:14

Foreign Ministry calls on US to release Russian MP's detained son

The Russian Foreign Ministry is urging Washington to release Russian State Duma MP Valery Seleznev's son Roman Seleznev, who was detained in the Maldives on a US warrant and relocated to a jail on Guam, TASS reports on Tuesday.

Jul 15 21:14

Americans "arrested" Roman Seleznev without legal instruments - witness

The United States, which has taken the role of the world's policeman, continues to ignore international law, procedural standards, diplomatic conventions and multi-lateral agreements. Roman Seleznev was literally kidnapped by the US from the Maldives on an internal grand jury finding that even a judge in the Maldives did not feel was credible enough to grant the issuing of an arrest warrant. Radio VR spoke to a witness to the kidnapping to get a clearer picture of what actually happened.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_07_15/Americans-took-away-Roman-Seleznyo...

Jul 15 21:13

US Dollar’s Days Are Numbered as BRICS Meet

A summit of major emerging “BRICS” economies in Brazil is the latest sign of the decline of the US dollar as the standard global currency for reserves and trading, James Rickards, author of Currency Wars told RIA Novosti.

“We see the BRICS’ desire to shift away from the dollar, a unified Eurozone with a sovereign bond market waiting in the wings and a requirement on the International Monetary Fund to re-liquefy the world when the next financial crisis hits,” Rickards said.

“Put all that together and you see that the dollar’s days are numbered,” he added.

Jul 15 20:50

Texas Plans to Fingerprint EVERYONE within the Next 12 Years

The Texas Department of Public Safety might as well be called the Texas Department of Public Invasiveness.

They've launched a plan to fingerprint every single person of driving age in the state, after which they will add the person's prints to the criminal database.

Is it just me or is that a rather Dystopian plan?

Jul 15 19:45

BREAKING: #Israeli F16s missiles hit WAFA HOSPITAL in #Gaza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 15 19:35

The strategy being used to destroy America

Jul 15 19:33

Pro-Lifers Attacked By Rampaging Abortion Troll

Several Pro-Life Students were attacked out of nowhere by a rampaging abortion supporter wearing a Burger King uniform on the streets of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Upset with the aborted fetus images on the signs the Pro-Life group had on display, Victoria Duran went on the attack verbally assaulting Pro-Life Activist Seth Drayer over the legitimacy of the images calling him an “F***k*n DipSh*t and a Racist.

Jul 15 18:57

Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitch

Concerned humanists may have hoped that when a group of Jewish Israelis confessed to kidnapping and killing Muhammad Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem — forcing him to drink gasoline and torching him to death from inside his body — that top Israeli legislators and rabbis would have been horrified at what their revenge rhetoric had triggered, and seriously scaled back their calls for war.

These hopes would have been in vain

Jul 15 18:25

Comcast’s brilliant new way to retain subscribers: Refuse to let them cancel

Comcast didn’t earn its reputation as America’s Worst Company overnight — it took years and years of hard work. From offering customers ridiculously overpriced bundle packages, to having the highest fees among any of its competitors, to offering some of the absolute worst customer service of any company in the United States, Comcast has toiled away tirelessly to perfect its craft of angering its own customers, who have little choice but to stick with the cable giant due to the sorry state of America’s home broadband market.

Jul 15 18:22

The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy: Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the CIA had spied on the staff

Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had spied on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Jul 15 17:39

Methane explosion? Meteorite crater? Scientists baffled by gigantic 262ft hole that has appeared at Siberia's 'End of The World'

The cause of the hole's sudden appearance in Yamal - which translates as 'the end of the world' - in the far north of Siberia is not yet known.

There has been web speculation about the crater indicating 'the arrival of a UFO craft'.

But one Russian expert says the cause is more likely to be global warming releasing gases under the surface, which then explode like a champagne cork.

Experts say that the darkening around the inner rim of the crater indicates 'severe burning' which scorched its edges.

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Already being blamed on human-caused global warming!

Jul 15 17:34

Gaza-demonstratie op Spuiplein in volle gang

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From a paper in The Hague, Holland. Big uproar (at least in the media) for the use of swastikas and stating the obvious.

Jul 15 17:30

Demonstrators Burn Israeli Flags At Embassy Protest in Bangkok

Protesters rallied in front of the Israel Embassy in Bangkok today to voice their anger over Israeli air strikes in Gaza, despite the Thai military junta’s ban on public gatherings.

Jul 15 17:26

Breaking news on the ISEE-3 mission: it may not be lost – it’s those “O” rings again

A few days ago, my heart sank when I heard this news: Space Probe Might Lack Nitrogen to Push It Home It seemed a deal-killer if the nitrogen tanks were empty. Now, one of the team leaders has given me an inside track into the issue, and the mission may not be lost, thanks to the collective consciousness of the Internet.

Jul 15 17:26

‘Suspects hit Abu Khdeir with a tire iron before burning him’

According to the Shin Bet, the primary suspects, one aged 30, reportedly from the West Bank settlement of Adam – the two others are reportedly minors from Jerusalem — confessed to the brutal crime of kidnapping Abu Khdeir, 16, off the street in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, early on July 2, beating him and setting him on fire, apparently while he was still alive.

They said that Abu Khdeir’s killing was revenge for the killing of Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, last month, the Shin Bet said in a statement.

The suspects’ testimonies also revealed that the alleged crime was premeditated, and that they obtained supplies — including handcuffs and gasoline — in advance.

Jul 15 17:25

New details about illegal immigrant children coming to JBLM

Six hundred unaccompanied children and some single mothers will be brought to Joint Base Lewis McChord, according to non-profit immigrant rights groups.

The announcement is expected Wednesday.

The mayor of Lakewood told KIRO 7 he hadn’t heard about this plan and he still has major concerns his community not being kept in the loop.

Jul 15 17:24

America's 1 percenters are even richer than we thought: Richest actually control 37 percent of U.S. wealth

America's rich are even more well off that we originally thought, a new study has found.

The top 1 percent of U.S. earners were previously estimated to control 30 per cent of the country's wealth but it seems that number could be closer to 37 per cent.

A new working paper from European Central Bank senior economist Philip Vermeulen claims 30 percent is a lowball estimate of the net worth of the nation's elite because wealthier households are less likely to respond to surveys about their assets than lower-income families.

Jul 15 17:22

Climate Craziness of the Week: Crater in Yamal caused by ‘global warming’

I kid you not. The level of stupid here is unprecedented. Forget the UFO theories, or the fact that it is Yamal, which started Climategate through the distortion of tree ring data and the witholding of FOI requests on the issue, or forget that Yamal is roughly translated as ‘End of The World’, no, forget all those. This statement from a supposed scientist takes climate craziness to a whole new level.

Anna Kurchatova from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre, thinks the crater was formed by a mixture of water, salt and gas igniting an underground explosion, a result of global warming.

Jul 15 17:15

Iran makes offer over uranium enrichment programme

Iran has said it could accept limits on its nuclear programme, freezing its current capacity for up to seven years on condition it would then be free to operate without any special restrictions.

The offer was made by the Iranian foreign minister, Muhammad Javad Zarif, in an interview with the New York Times six days before a deadline for the completion of talks in Vienna. It still leaves a gap between the two sides' negotiating positions: western states want Iran's uranium enrichment capacity reduced, and then frozen in place for at least 10 years, and they have a long list of conditions Iran would have to fulfil over the long term before they would allow it to function as any other state with a civilian nuclear energy programme.

Jul 15 16:43

Good News: Jury Nullification is Interfering With Marijuana Convictions

Courts around the country are having more trouble prosecuting marijuana cases because of increasing awareness of a constitutional doctrine called jury nullification.

Under the Bill of Rights, jurors have the power to find a defendant not guilty if they find the law in question is flawed - even if the person being accused actually did smoke pot (or commit another victimless crime).

Jul 15 16:23

The Worst Trolls On The Internet Are The Government Trolls

We have all run into them. All over the Internet, there are horrible trolls that seem to delight in making life miserable for other people. But the worst trolls of all are the government trolls. And thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have some startling new evidence of what really goes on behind the scenes. According to newly revealed documents, British spy agency GCHQ is manipulating online discussions, infiltrating the computers of specific targets, purposely destroying reputations, altering the results of online polls, and using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for propaganda and espionage purposes. If people don’t start getting outraged about this now, the governments of the western world are going to see it as a green light to do even more. Eventually, it might get so bad that we won’t be able to trust much of anything that we see on the Internet.

Jul 15 16:13

US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action against Moscow, according to U.S. and European officials.

Jul 15 16:10

Liberman: IDF Operation Should 'Go All the Way', Retake Gaza

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman repeated his calls for Israel to retake the Gaza Strip Tuesday, stating that Operation Protective Edge should not stop until the entire territory is under full Israeli control.

Jul 15 14:56

Gaza: Israeli commandos ‘running like chickens’

Israel has suffered her first defeat in a ground conflict since here ill-fated foray into Lebanon in 2006.

Israel reports that 13 Naval Commandos landed on a beach in Northern Gaza to “take out” a Hamas long-range missile battery. Israel’s own reporting is that they suffered four wounded and that two Palestinians died in the attack.

Jul 15 14:50

Suing file-sharers doesn’t work lawyers warn

The American Bar Association has released a detailed white paper advising the Government on how to tackle online piracy.

Jul 15 14:46

Mother jailed, kid taken by Social Services after playing at park unsupervised

BUSY BODY NEIGHBOR OFFERS NO SUPPORT FOR WORKING MOM, CALLS POLICE INSTEAD

Jul 15 13:46

Car bomb in Afghanistan market kills at least 89; Taliban denies responsibility

At least 89 people are dead after a car packed with explosives detonated as it sped through a crowded market in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika.

Jul 15 13:44

Law before equality: Non-UK residents may face ‘discriminatory’ cuts to legal aid

The UK government’s attempt to make residence tests a requirement for those seeking legal aid in Britain has been mitigated by the high court on grounds the proposed policy shift was both illegal and discriminatory.

In a resounding judgement, three British judges unanimously declared the draft legislation unfit for parliamentary enactment. They also upheld an objection that discrimination against non-residents purely for the purpose of sparing state resources was not legitimate logic for introducing this policy.

Jul 15 13:43

Prisoners killed in Iraq 'to stop them joining jihad'

Abdullah Hamid al-Hayali is a man waging a campaign that he knows could end in his murder. The mayor of the Iraqi town of Baquba has taken it upon himself to reveal the truth about the fate of 46 prisoners, his nephew among them, who were killed in their cells.

Jul 15 13:42

An Organic Farmer in Congress: Chellie's Story

"We don't have to think up rocket science to do this again, but we do have to take on some big enemies. But the fact is, all we have to do is replicate the way we always did things here, and the way we want to do them again."

Jul 15 13:41

UK policy of supporting Syrian rebels against Bashar al-Assad 'stupid'

Britain's policy towards Syria has been "stupid" and it should apologise for supporting rebels who are fighting to overthrow president Bashar al-Assad, and work with him to combat terrorism, the country's deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, has said. Mekdad told the Guardian that it was up to David Cameron to stop Britons coming to fight in Syria – an increasing preoccupation for UK authorities in recent months. "We regret that British people are coming here to be killed and to kill Syrians," he said. "But we believe it is the responsibility of the British government to stop such an onslaught."

Jul 15 13:40

Inmate Faces 90 Days in Solitary Confinement Over a Facebook Profile

Like more than a billion other people on the planet, Eric Aldaz had a Facebook profile. What made Aldaz’s profile different from most is that he was unable to post to it himself: he didn’t hold the login credentials or even have any kind of access to the Internet. He is an inmate of the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) and his family maintained the page on his behalf.

Jul 15 13:40

Abu Khdeir suspects to plead insanity

Three Israeli suspects who have confessed to the gruesome killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was abducted in East Jerusalem and later burnt to death, are going to plead “temporary insanity”, according to Haaretz. Mohammed’s father guessed as much last week, when asked whether he trusted Israel’s judicial system: “I think they will say that [the murderers] were insane and give them a year or two and that’s all.”

Jul 15 13:37

Do Canadians Need to Stack Silver?

Jul 15 13:33

Dancing to that Strange Accordion File Music in the Still of the Night.

The vice of governmental and corporate tyranny keeps tightening. Everything else is more of what it was than it was and strange statistics give riseto the usual curiosities about why things are the way they are. In this world some are more genetically attracted to materialism than others. Their levels of involvement vary, whether the greater drive is participation or control.

Jul 15 13:32

Obama Administration Defends 'Almost-Orwellian' NSA in Federal Court

In his December 2013 opinion in Klayman v. Obama, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the "almost-Orwellian technology that enables the government to store and analyze the phone metadata of every telephone user in the United States" not only sounds like the stuff of dystopian science fiction, it "almost certainly does violate a reasonable expectation of privacy" under the Fourth Amendment. It was the first major legal defeat for the NSA.

Jul 15 13:31

George Galloway vs Ignorant American

Jul 15 13:31

Italy backs controversial Russian gas pipeline

Italy's undersecretary for European politics on Thursday gave his backing to a controversial gas pipeline from Russia, sparking criticism that the Italian government is overstepping its mandate as EU president.

Jul 15 13:30

The British Establishment … Paedophiles Everywhere

A British newspaper quoted a ‘Buckingham Palace insider’ as saying that Prince Charles ‘was furious that he was never informed about suspicions that Savile was a pervert who preyed on children.’ The ‘insider’ said ‘the Palace have been on to the security services to see why they were not informed’ and the source continued:

The Queen, Philip, Charles and others want to know why no-one picked up a phone to tell them a child abuser was being allowed in royal homes and meeting with senior royals and their families …

What a load of baloney. I’ll tell you why they didn’t pick up the phone -they were already well aware that the royals knew and had done so since paedophile Mountbatten brought Savile into the fold as a child procurer in the 1960s.

Jul 15 13:28

Critics scramble to block Italy's Mogherini from EU foreign policy job

Italy’s foreign minister is dangerously pro-Russian and an “inexperienced lightweight” and should be blocked from becoming EU foreign policy chief, according to a growing band of opponents.

Jul 15 13:04

DEATH CARD

A US president mad with power crowns himself dictator, suspends the Constitution and declares war on the American public.

Unleashing a reign of terror the United States citizens find themselves victims of a tyrannical ruler harsher then Stalin or Hitler.

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Today's radio guest.

Jul 15 12:59

The History-Making Fight to Save the Internet

The word “historic” gets tossed around a lot, but let’s face it: Not everything is worthy of the term. But this has been a truly historic week in the fight to save the Internet. And it’s barely begun.

Ever since a federal court struck down the FCC’s old Internet rules in January, millions of people have spoken out about the importance of preserving Net Neutrality. Chairman Tom Wheeler’s pay-to-play plan, which would allow rampant discrimination online, has generated a bigger public response than any other proposal in the agency’s history.

Jul 15 12:46

“I Murdered People For The Clintons”

Jul 15 12:46

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

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The people who started throwing the rocks have been identified as Israel supporters who started the confrontation then ran and hid in a synagogue.

Jul 15 12:45

Mothers in west Ukraine starting to riot against authorities sending their sons to war

Jul 15 12:44

Israeli Massacres of Recent History

Jul 15 12:43

Militarized Homeland Security Invasion of Town Was Over Downloading of Indecent Images

The Department of Homeland Security’s militarized invasion of a small town in Illinois was not in response to a gang of dangerous drug dealers or an armed assailant, but in order to bust a single man accused of downloading indecent images to his home computer.

Jul 15 12:34

200 tons of Syrian chemicals arrive in UK for destruction

Some 200 tons of toxic chemicals have been delivered to the UK from Syria after the battle torn country agreed to the destruction of its stockpile last year.

Industrial grade chemicals, intended for the production of chemical weapons, are being unloaded from a ship at Marchwood Port in Hampshire before being transported by road to Ellesmere Port in Cheshire for incineration by Veolia Environmental Services.

Jul 15 12:32

Feeling Poorer Through The Power Of Inflation

You have to love how the Federal Reserve downplays inflation when they are the primary source of it with other central bankers for this monetary phenomenon. They continue to play inflation down because it gives them the power to continue to use policies that seem to only aid their banking allies while making working Americans poorer by the day. Inflation has a slow eroding power that is not readily visible since it usually takes time to work through a system. Looking at a broader timeframe however it becomes readily apparent that inflation is hitting our system hard and most working families don’t need an advanced degree in economics to understand this. According to the CPI, the overall rate of inflation since January of 2000 has been 39 percent. The Fed prefers to use the PCE Deflator measure and this only has inflation running at a 31 percent rate.

Jul 15 12:18

George Galloway explaining to a Jew that they have no right in Palestine

Jul 15 12:15

Hyping the Iranian ‘Breakout’ Threat

Pens that diplomats wield can be mightier than swords, but not necessarily because they destroy swords, much less the ability to make them. An agreement reached through diplomacy is a joint affirmation that it is in the parties’ mutual interest to behave in certain ways and a joint commitment not to do other things they are capable of doing.

Jul 15 12:05

Murrieta Mutiny: Border Patrol “Will Not Obey Unlawful Orders” From Homeland Security and White House

U.S. Border Patrol agents threatened to stand down if the Department of Homeland Security executed a plan to use force upon protesters.

Jul 15 12:01

NSA may be putting Israeli security interests above U.S., new document reveals

Greenwald, who published many of Snowden's revelations over the last year, released his book "No Place to Hide"on Wednesday. Concurrently with the release of the book, Greenwald made public slides that Snowden obtained from the NSA. One of them deals with intelligence relations with Israel.

"Balancing the SIGINT exchange equally between U.S. and Israeli needs has been a constant challenge in the last decade; it arguably tilted heavily in favor of Israeli security concerns. 9/11 came, and went, with NSA's only true Third Party CT relationship being driven almost totally by the needs of the partner," one slide reads.

Another slide states, "The Israelis are extraordinarily good SIGINT partners for us, but … they target us to learn our positions on Middle East problems. A NIE [National Intelligence Estimate] ranked them as the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S."

Jul 15 12:00

Thank You, President Obama. Love, Israel

Dear President Obama,

We must confess, when you became President, some of us were a little worried that America’s "special relationship" with Israel would come to an end.

We were concerned that the United States would no longer provide money, weapons, and most importantly, diplomatic cover to Israel.

Jul 15 11:59

TODAY’S GAZA SPOOF

Bibi and Abbas love to watch the horror show together

Jul 15 11:58

Female Israel soldiers faking injuries for TV News!!! The entire world must see this. #FreePalestine

Jul 15 11:56

NYT: Border Crisis A Myth

Jul 15 11:43

Palestine, Oh Palestine!

So Israel, in Western eyes, was merely a cat’s paw for imperialism. Of course, it helped to have this project marketed within the invisibility of biblical writings even when most of its founders were staunchly atheist. Even today, most so-called Jewish people are non-religious. This Zionist project for occupation continued with the Nakba of 1948, the 1967 war, the 1973 war and a series of interventions since. Within the last five years there have been three separate and distinct large-scale slaughters of the Palestinians by the marauding Zionist regime.

Jul 15 11:42

Plan to Breakup California Into Six States Gets Enough Signatures to be Put to Ballot

A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.

Jul 15 11:42

Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn't know the District of Columbia is in the United States

It's something most of most students learn in elementary school -- the United States is made up of 50 states and the District of Columbia. But Channel 9's Justin Gray found out it's a lesson that an Orlando agent with the Transportation Safety Administration seems to have missed.

Jul 15 11:22

Pulitzer-winning journalist arrested by US Border agents

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines-born journalist who earned a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting with the Washington Post, was arrested by federal officials early Tuesday while attempting to board a flight in Texas.

Jul 15 11:18

Cold snap pushes temperatures to 30 degrees under 2013 levels

In case you’re beginning to wonder, fall still is more than two months away.

It just doesn’t feel like it.

Today’s expected high of 65 would be 18 degrees below normal for July 15 and roughly 30 degrees below the high for last July 15.

A fall-like push of cool air from northern Canada is to blame for the cold snap, said Brandon Hoving, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids.

Jul 15 11:18

A guy recorded his phone call when he tried to cancel cable, and it's a total nightmare

Calling your cable service provider is usually a headache, but tech journalist Ryan Block's experience was far worse than your typical support call.

When Block and his wife, Veronica Belmont, attempted to cancel their Comcast service over the phone, the representative incessantly demanded to know why.

The representative was more than persistent — he sounded aggressive and inappropriate based on the eight-minute snippet from the conversation Block posted on SoundCloud.

The portion of the call posted on SoundCloud starts at 10 minutes in, which means the entire phone call lasted for about 20 minutes.

Even after Block said he didn't want to say why he chose to leave Comcast, the customer service rep kept pushing.

"Why don't you want faster speed?" the rep asked.

Jul 15 11:17

Stop Israel’s Genocide! Demand Netanyahu’s Arrest for Crimes against Humanity

How many of us working, with former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark’s support,[1] to seed confidence that Nuremberg Principles law will soon come down on citizens of US, of NATO nations and of allied nations, including the still contested state of Israel, which exists primarily on seized, stolen and ethnically cleansed land, are freaking sick of reading, even during ongoing genocide, excellently and professionally written, moralistic journalism of horror and helplessness.

Jul 15 11:08

How Can We Trust U.S. Government Scientists with Pathogens?

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

If readers haven’t heard, there’s been a series of terrible mistakes by government scientists in handling deadly organisms at U.S. government-run labs. Recently, operations were shut down at two government research labs because of mistakes! Were they really mistakes or possibly part of an experiment to find out what would happen to the release of deadly organisms into the biosphere?...

Jul 15 11:03

West Africa ebola crisis worsens, death toll hits 603

WHO said there were 85 new cases between July 8-12, highlighting continued high levels of transmission. International and local medics were struggling to get access to communities as many residents feared outsiders were spreading rather than fighting Ebola.

"It's very difficult for us to get into communities where there is hostility to outsiders," WHO spokesman Dan Epstein told a news briefing in Geneva. "We still face rumors, and suspicion and hostility. ... People are isolated, they're afraid, they're scared."

Sierra Leone recorded the highest number of deaths, which include confirmed, probable and suspect cases of Ebola, with 52. Liberia reported 13 and Guinea 3, according to the WHO figures.

Epstein said the main focus in the three countries is tracing people who have been exposed to people with Ebola and monitoring them for the 21 day incubation period to see if they were infected.

Jul 15 11:01

Question All Pro-Israel Tweets, Israel Paying For Them

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.

Jul 15 10:59

"Israel Targets Civilians, the Casualties Speak Volumes": International Protection Urged for Besieged Gaza

Thousands of Gazans have fled their homes amidst a relentless Israeli bombing campaign that has now killed more than 170 people, most of them civilians, since it began a week ago. The United Nations estimates at least 80 percent of the dead are civilian, of whom 20 percent are children — at least 36 dead. More than 1,200 Palestinians have been wounded, nearly two-thirds women and children.

Jul 15 10:58

Do Palestinians in Gaza have the Right to Defend themselves against Israeli Aggression?

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US State Department spokes-bimbo Jen Psaki: "What Israeli aggression?!?

Jul 15 10:56

False Flag Attack Coming against Police Coming to Demonize the Patriots?

While we have the ADL training our police to have the public be against them and the possibility of these online rants being government trolls hired to post these comments and content promoting violence against the police on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. We are seeing it in TV programming where the situation is a patriot, the veteran or gun owners as the villain. The Federal government is perceived as the saviors to rescue the country from these people who love liberty. They are working hard to prepare the narrative against the liberty movement as the blame for the violence against the police.

Jul 15 10:54

Stop Israeli Terror - Palestinians say take to the streets against Gaza attack

Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza has created outrage round the world. More than 190 people have been killed in over 1,300 air strikes. Another 1,000 have been injured as Socialist Worker went to press.

Palestinian journalist Lara Abdurahman, spoke from Gaza. She told Socialist Worker, “We here in Gaza have the courage to resist.

“I hope that all of you will have the courage to go onto the streets to protest in support of us. We worried we might be forgotten. Thank you for your support.”

Jul 15 10:52

a Banned tungsten-dime-Bomb exploding

a love seat for two
a bracelet
a hair claw
a view

Jul 15 10:40

U.S. Air Force moves forward with super-secret next generation bomber that could one day fly without a pilot

The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with plans for a super-secret next generation bomber that could one day fly without a pilot.

It has asked top defense contractors to submit proposals for its new Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program.

Not much is known about the project to develop the bat-winged stealth bombers - it has been run as a classified program since 2011.

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Another F-35 boondoggle looms on the horizon.

Jul 15 10:20

War criminal Tony Blair has made a lucrative career from mass murder

Tony Blair has a new job—advising Egypt’s dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

It isn’t particularly shocking that Blair wants to back a brutal military regime. Advising dictators is not a new pastime for Blair.

He has been an adviser to the Kuwait, Dubai and Abu Dhabi regimes.

Last year he completed his two-year contract as adviser to Kazakhstan president Ursultan Nazarbayev. Blair was supposed to work towards social and economic reform in the country, but many activists claim that the situation deteriorated during his tenure.

Jul 15 10:16

Microsoft could lay off thousands this week

This could be Microsoft's biggest employee cut in the company's history, according to the report, with layoffs "probably" centering in the Nokia and Microsoft divisions as well as its marketing and engineering departments. The latter, according to Bloomberg's sources, could include the global Xbox team and its U.K. European headquarters.

The report states that individuals "with knowledge of the company's plans" said Microsoft's restructuring is still in the planning phases, but could be carried out as early as this week. When asked for comment on the report, a Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Danged Windows 8!

Microsoft's arrogance got the better of them. They stopped giving the customers what they wanted and forced the customers to buy what Microsoft wanted to sell. I am seeing Windows 8 machines marked down 50% in come places, and Windows 8 is LOSING market share to Win7 and refurbished XP machines.

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