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September 9, 2014

Sep 09 14:10

EU maintains 'radio silence' over Italy migrant crisis

So far this year the Italian government has saved more than 106,000 boat migrants, as part of its “Mare Nostrum” (“Our Sea”) operation, costing the country millions of euros every month.

Sep 09 14:00

Libya is becoming a terror hub at EU's door

French leaders have called on the world to take action in Libya over worries the chaos there is turning the country into a "terrorist hub" that's a short flight or boat ride from Europe.

Sep 09 13:46

CIA AGENT Claims ISIS Has Crossed Into U.S. From MEXICO BORDER. Possible ATTACK on 9/11 2014 ?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BOOGA BOOGA!!!!!! :)

Sep 09 13:32

A Powerful NATO Flotilla Has Entered the Black Sea to Reassure Ukraine

Yesterday, the U.S. Navy began training with their Ukrainian counterparts in the Black Sea. The naval war game Sea Breeze kicks off as rebels continue to clash with Kiev’s troops in the country’s east—this despite a formal ceasefire that began on Sept. 5.

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ross is the lead vessel for this year’s Sea Breeze. The Navy has been running the event in the Black Sea annually for 13 years, according to an official fact sheet.

Canada, Georgia, Romania, Spain and Turkey are also taking part in the training. Thirteen warships are playing in the war game.

Sep 09 13:31

The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine

In April 2014, fresh from riots in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved a $17 billion loan program to Ukraine’s junta. Normal IMF practice is to lend only up to twice a country’s quote in one year. This was eight times as high.


Sep 09 13:28

Tony Blair: The War Criminal Middle East “Peace” Envoy

How can a just peace be achieved between the Israelis and the Palestinians? The answer is simply to appoint as peace envoy a war criminal who — like former French President Nicolas Sarkozy — also happens to be an Israeli sayan.

Before qualifying as a fully fledged war criminal, Blair started out as a lawyer whose cosy, potentially corrupt, and now war criminal connection with Israel began in earnest in 1994 when he first met Michael Levy — an encounter that was calculated rather than fortuitous — at a dinner party hosted by Israeli diplomat Gideon Meir who, like Blair was friendly with Eldred Tabachnik, a senior barrister and Queens Council at 11 King’s Bench Walk, the chambers founded by Derry Irvine where Blair had been a junior tenant on its foundation in 1981. Tabachnik was also a former president (1994-2000) of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Sep 09 13:18

Woman dies in submerged car in record Arizona rain, widespread floods

Record-breaking rainfall deluged parts of Arizona on Monday, prompting Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to declare a state of emergency as floodwaters led to one death, turned portions of a Phoenix interstate into a deep canal and forced the closure of dozens of schools and the House of Representatives.

Sep 09 13:17

General McInerney: We Should Go To DEFCON 1, ISIS Will Attack Us Very, Very Soon

“We should go to DEFCON 1, our highest state of readiness, and be prepared as we lead up to 9/11,” stated retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney.

General McInerney expects that the US will be attacked very, very soon by ISIS. He also asserts that we should be taking very strong action against ISIS, hitting 200 targets a day, but Obama’s narrative to handle ISIS is “three years behind.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your daily dose of BOOGA BOOGA!!

Sep 09 12:57

Cheney Seeks to Steer Party to Pro-Military Candidate

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is re-emerging as a critic of White House foreign policy and, Republicans say, signaling interest in steering the party toward a 2016 presidential nominee who identifies with a pro-military posture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Dick...


Sep 09 12:51

Too Bad No One Has Proven 9/11 Was An Inside Job In A Court Of Law

If only it had been proven that 9/11 was an inside job. Maybe then it would be easier for Americans today to believe that their government is supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, and was on the same side as ISIS in Syria (before declaring them enemy No. 1.)

The US government probably couldn’t get away with its current bombing campaigns inside Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Yemen if it had been shown that it was the US, not “Muslim terrorists” who blew up the Twin Towers.

Sep 09 12:46

Gun facts suggest Hunter S. Thompson was murdered

Police reports say that the pistol Hunter Thompson used to allegedly kill himself was found with six rounds in the magazine but none in the firing chamber. Experts quizzed by this reporter have pointed out that the Smith & Wesson 645 semi-automatic pistol does not have a "manual cycle," the feature in a gun which was cited by law enforcement in an article by Deborah Frazier and Jeff Kass, of the Rocky Mountain News on March 2, 2005, to explain how the Thompson pistol could have been found with six rounds in the clip (the magazine) but none in the chamber. The experts said that in every firing event, the S&W 645 will cycle a new round into the chamber as long as there are bullets in the clip.

Sep 09 12:39

Want to Reform the NSA? Give Edward Snowden Immunity

In 1970, Christopher Pyle disclosed in public writing that the U.S. Army was running a domestic intelligence program aimed at anti-war and civil-rights activists. His disclosure began a series of public-accountability leaks, the most famous of which was Daniel Ellsberg's leak of the Pentagon Papers. These disclosures, the FBI's notorious abuses in COINTELPRO, and the Watergate leaks taught Americans that the national-security system can take profoundly dangerous constitutional turns. They formed the foundation of the political will that led to the passage of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 1978. And although Ellsberg and his collaborator Anthony Russo were prosecuted, their cases were dismissed.

Sep 09 12:31

New York property owner and manager sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act

John Francis Mills, 64, the owner of more than a dozen properties in Malone, New York, and Terrance Allen, 57, the maintenance manager of Mills’ properties, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy to serve 21 months each in prison for conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act standards for the safe

Sep 09 12:26

FLASHBACK 2009 - Ebola vials vanish from Ft. Detrick

Fort Detrick's Inventory Uncovers 9,200 More Pathogens
Inventory Uncovers 9,200 More Pathogens

Laboratory Says Security Is Tighter, but Earlier Count Missed Dangerous Vials

By Nelson Hernandez
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 18, 2009

An inventory of potentially deadly pathogens at Fort Detrick's infectious disease laboratory found more than 9,000 vials that had not been accounted for, Army officials said yesterday, raising concerns that officials wouldn't know whether dangerous toxins were missing.

After four months of searching about 335 freezers and refrigerators at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Frederick, investigators found 9,220 samples that hadn't been included in a database of about 66,000 items listed as of February, said Col. Mark Kortepeter, the institute's deputy commander.

Sep 09 12:20

Jerusalem: Injuries Reported in Funeral Of Teenage Palestinian Killed By Army Fire

Medical sources in occupied Jerusalem have reported that dozens of residents have been injured, on Monday evening, after Israeli soldiers and police officers attacked the funeral procession of a Palestinian teen who died of a serious injury suffered, after being shot by the soldiers, last week.

Sep 09 12:19

Supermarkets In Germany Force Poultry Industry To Ditch GMO Feed.

Score one for the anti-GMO crowd. European consumers have long expressed disdain toward eating meat that was fed Genetically Modified feed. In response, the German market has forced the poultry industry to adhere to the customer's demand for non-GMO foods. Awesome! It's too bad this hasn't happened in the US yet.

On August 28th, the German Poultry Association (ZDG) announced that it would stop using GMO feed for chicken meat and eggs. It'll go into effect January 1st, 2015. Earlier this year, it was revealed that ZDG was breaking its commitment to using non-GMO soybeans because of a shortage. Brazil, the main supplier of soybeans, cut non-GMO soybean production by 50% due to legal issues with unmodified crops being pollinated by modified crops. This put farmers at risk of being sued.


Sep 09 12:18

Ebola evacuations to US greater than previously known

An undisclosed number of people who’ve been exposed to the Ebola virus — not just the four patients publicly identified with diagnosed cases — have been evacuated to the U.S. by an air ambulance company contracted by the State Department.

“We moved a lot of other people who had an exposure event,” said Dent Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air Group. “Many times these people are just fine, they just had an exposure. But you have to treat it as though the disease is present.”

How many exposed patients have been flown from West Africa to the U.S.? Thompson said medical privacy laws and his company’s contract with the State Department prevent him from revealing the figure.

“I’m not avoiding it,” Thompson told Yahoo News. “I’m just not allowed to talk about it.”

Sep 09 12:06

Researchers Offer Strange Answer to Anticipated Dengue Spikes Following Vaccine

Researchers watching vaccine development caution that there will be initial disease spikes with its use. There's no argument about this observation. In fact, it's admitted.

But the explanation to ward off panic and ensure that people in other countries will take that future risk, is beyond a mental back flip.

Sep 09 11:59

PayPal – Will Accept Bitcoin

Bloomberg reports:

PayPal … will start accepting bitcoins, opening up the world’s second-biggest Internet payment network to virtual currency transactions.

“We’re announcing PayPal’s first foray into bitcoin,” Bill Ready, the chief of EBay’s Braintree unit, said at Techcrunch’s Disrupt SF conference yesterday. “Over the coming months we’ll allow our merchants to accept bitcoin. On the consumer side it will be a sleek experience.”

EBay [the parent company of PayPal], as the world’s biggest Web marketplace and operator of a global payments service, is the most significant business to date that’s embraced bitcoin. The move could potentially enable PayPal’s 152 million registered accounts to transact using the virtual currency, spurring wider use and acceptance of bitcoin …


Sep 09 11:58

FLASHBACK - What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?

This is a call for an immediate, thorough, and independent investigation of Tulane University researchers and their Fort Detrick associates in the US biowarfare research community, who have been operating in West Africa during the past several years.

What exactly have they been doing?

Exactly what diagnostic tests have they been performing on citizens of Sierra Leone?

Why do we have reports that the government of Sierra Leone has recently told Tulane researchers to stop this testing?

Have Tulane researchers and their associates attempted any experimental treatments (e.g., injecting monoclonal antibodies) using citizens of the region? If so, what adverse events have occurred?

The research program, occurring in Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, and Liberia---said to be the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak---has the announced purpose, among others, of detecting the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons.

Sep 09 11:58

FLASHBACK - US Vaccines Caused 'Spanish Flu'

"The 1918 'Spanish Flu' started in American military Camp Funston, Fort Riley, USA amongst troops making ready for W.W.I - taking on board vaccinations, recruit training and all. It eventually killed about 40,000,000 people worldwide. That flu strain only appeared briefly once again, according to the US Atlanta CDC. This was in 1976 and again it struck at the US army camp Fort Dix, USA, amongst recently vaccinated troops (and no one else EVER); Fort Dix is known to have been a vaccine trial centre. Was the world's greatest 'influenza' scourge another well-hidden vaccine disaster?"---John P Heptonstall

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 1918 flu pandemic was proclaimed the "Spanish Flu" even though it clearly did not originate in Spain. This suggests that even back then, something was being covered up.

This is worth recalling now that multiple sources have identified the Kenema bioweapons lab in Sierra Leone, operated by Fort Detrick and biologists from Tulane University (but now closed and under investigation by the Sierra Leone government), as the starting point for the current Ebola outbreak and that an Ebola vaccine being tested either accidentally or deliberately triggered the disease.

Sep 09 11:47

Innocent Staunton motorist caught in seizure net

The traffic stop on that balmy afternoon in August 2012 was the beginning of a dizzying encounter that would leave Stuart shaken and wondering whether he had been singled out because he was black and had a police record.

Over the next two hours, he would be detained without charges, handcuffed and taken to a nearby police station. He also would be stripped of $17,550 in cash — money that he had earned through Smoking Roosters, a small barbecue restaurant he owned in Staunton, Va. Stuart said he was going to use the money that night for supplies and equipment.

The reason for the police stop: Stuart's SUV had tinted windows and a video was playing in his sightline. He was never charged with a crime, and there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. But police took his money because they assumed it was related to the drug trade.

Sep 09 11:45

McLaughlin Planetarium to be bulldozed to make way for Jewish museum


Sep 09 11:40

The Star with the Franklin search: How the Franklin wreck was finally found

First, the heaviest Arctic sea ice in years had to block a flotilla of seven vessels, including smaller survey boats that carry high-tech submersibles — the largest mission ever assembled to search for Erebus and Terror.

Unable to group together in what looked like the more promising northern search zone in Erebus Bay, government and privately funded vessels had to spend more time south of Victoria Strait.

They kept cursing the ice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But, but, but ... Al Gore said there would be no ice up there this summer!!!!!!

Sep 09 11:14

Obama’s ISIS War: Profit for Military Contractors

“The military task has, in fact, been outsourced in Iraq,” analyst Steven Schooner, a professor at George Washington University Law School, told the Journal.

The Pentagon has converted Iraq with its violent sectarian rivalries into a lucrative business opportunity for a burgeoning mercenary and contractor industry that has blossomed in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Obama’s ISIS war arrives at an opportune time for contractors. From 2008 to 2013, according to data provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the five largest U.S. defense contractors have experienced a 14 percent drop in employees. Lockheed Martin Corporation, the biggest defense contractor in the world, cut its workforce by 20 percent, International Business Times reported in August. The ISIS war now gearing up will undoubtedly restore lost revenue and provide for lost jobs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Defense contractors: on your mark....get set....SALIVATE EN MASSE!!


Sep 09 11:08

American Imperialism and the Rise of Islamic Extremism in Syria and Iraq

While the ostensible target of the expanded war drive in the Middle East is now ISIS, behind the scenes the American ruling class is seeking to utilize the crisis surrounding ISIS to rejuvenate the “war on terror” and prepare action against the Assad government—to finish what it started. Assad has traditionally been a close ally of both Iran and Russia, the latter a target of an escalating war drive set off by the right-wing US and German backed coup in Ukraine.

ISIS is not, as the American government and mainstream media insist, an inexplicable “evil” force or a “cancer.” The success of ISIS and other Islamic extremist groups in Syria and Iraq is very much a product of American foreign policy in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an ongoing fraud, to attempt to sell the American people into endless war in the Middle East.

I, for one, am not buying.

And no matter WHAT the President says in his national address tomorrow, there will be an horrific discrepancy between what he says...and what finally happens on the ground in Iraq and Syria.

Sep 09 10:46

A LIFELONG ZIONIST’S DREAM THAT TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE

The shameful apologies trying to justify the death of Arab children with trite explanations of ‘collateral damage’ and ‘use children as shields and they will die’ fill me with anger. Yes, a Jewish child’s life if precious to me but how dare anyone suggest that another child’s life is less precious, less deserving of a future? What is most frustrating is that those who place lesser values on non-Jews are supposed stalwarts of a community that I can no longer rightfully call mine. Where is the commitment to open dialogue, the respect to hear out opposing ideas, where is the dictum that commands us to listen, to debate, to agonize with each other rather than hurl epithets of disloyalty?

Sep 09 10:40

Media Coverup of Israeli Crimes against Humanity in Gaza: An Urgent Call to Confront the Mainstream Media

After 50 days of Israeli attacks on a basically defenseless civilian population in Gaza, the pro-Israeli media is now trying to blame the victims for the devastation. Worse, Israel’s supporters are running scurrilous ads that malign Hamas, even comparing it to ISIS. The editors and publishers of such media must urgently be confronted with demands that their outlets reflect the facts rather than the attacks on Palestnian resistance and the pro-Israeli re-writing of history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The targeting of both innocent civilians and residences are both considered war crimes, and the Government of Israel should be forced to account for their actions in the international court of justice at the Hague; unfortunately, that will most probably happen when pigs fly.

Sep 09 10:30

U.S. Army urges preparations to occupy NYC, other “megacities”

A U.S. Army report warns that American troops need to be prepared to enter New York City and other global “megacities” in order to prevent civil unrest, political uprisings and protect key infrastructure and natural resources in the national interest.

Sep 09 10:28

Activists prepare for day of action against Tory welfare reforms

Campaigners were set to target major job centres and government buildings in a day of action against benefit sanctions on Thursday of this week.

The protests have been called by the Benefit Justice Federation, Boycott Workfare, and the PCS union representing job centre and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) workers.

It has been backed by Disabled People Against Cuts.

Sep 09 10:28

EU Popular Opposition to Israel Stronger Than Ever

The dispossession of the Palestinian people has been and remains an internationalized endeavor. With the European Union as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest backer militarily and politically, Israel has no reason to reconsider its denial of Palestinian self-determination.

Albeit both the EU and the United States have been and remain Israel's global patrons, the prospects for change toward Israel appear quite different in the EU than they do in the United States. Compared to the EU, the United States lags behind in terms of the level of knowledge of, and intensity of opposition to, Israel's conduct.

Sep 09 10:26

Oregonian arrested for filming SWAT raid *Video*

Footage recently posted to YouTube shows an Oregon man being arrested for filming, or “interfering” with, a militarized police raid across the street from his apartment.

Sep 09 10:18

Small Business Ownership In America Is At An All-Time Low

According to the Federal Reserve, the percentage of American families that own a small business is at the lowest level that has ever been recorded. In a report that was just released entitled "Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances", the Federal Reserve revealed that small business ownership in America "fell substantially" between 2010 and 2013. Even in the midst of this so-called "economic recovery", small business ownership in America has now fallen to an all-time low. If the economy truly was healthy, this would not be happening. And it isn't as if Americans are flooding the labor market either. As I detailed yesterday, the labor force participation rate in this country is at a 36 year low. That would not be happening if the economy was actually healthy either. The truth is that the middle class in America is dying, and this new report from the Federal Reserve is more evidence of this very harsh reality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please: do not think, for one moment, that this is accidental.

Sep 09 10:15

Edgar Steele, First Amendment Martyr, Dies in Prison Under Mysterious Circumstances

• “Attorney for the Damned,” who represented some of the most controversial figures in America, dies in prison custody.

Edgar J. Steele, who was born July 5, 1945, passed away behind bars yesterday, September 4, 2014, at the age of 69.

Steele, an author and celebrated First Amendment attorney who gained national notoriety defending Richard G. Butler, the founder of the group Aryan Nations, died at United States Penitentiary, Victorville (USP Victorville), California, a high-security federal prison for male inmates.

Sep 09 10:14

U.S. Army Preparing for Civil Unrest

• Feds unveil Army manual that permits use of troops on “rebellious” Americans.

The paramilitary response to the race riots in Ferguson, Missouri is a stark reminder of the ever-blurring distinction between police officer and soldier. Now, a recently unclassified document from the United States Army reveals how future domestic turmoil may be regularly met by armed federal troops trained and equipped to quell dissent by any means possible.

On August 15, the feds made public Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 3-39.33, a 132-page manual that describes, in great detail, how Armed Forces personnel can be utilized in response to civil disturbances that erupt within the boundaries of the continental U.S.

Sep 09 10:12

Was Beheading of U.S. Journalist Staged for War?

• AFP examines claims that video of American reporter James Foley being executed was a staged fakery.

On August 20, the White House confirmed the authenticity of a gruesome video showing the beheading of American reporter James Foley by the terrorist group called Islamic State (IS).

The video shows a black-masked IS militant beheading Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes against the group in Iraq. But some skeptics are calling into question the veracity of the video, saying it may have been staged. Could the fake beheading have simply been a ploy to escalate United States involvement in another war in Iraq?

Sep 09 10:11

Secret U.S. Bio Lab Moving from Plum Island to Kansas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and associated research facilities are supposed to be the safest and most secure medical laboratories in the world, providing cutting-edge innovations in protecting and improving human, animal and plant health. But recent near-disasters point up years of ongoing systemic failures and apparent coverups, suggesting that the CDC may pose a bioterror threat greater than the potential hazards it is supposed to mitigate.

Combine this sort of dangerous human “error” with the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), planned near downtown Manhattan, Kansas (2010 pop. 52,281), to replace the aging Plum Island center, and it may be only a matter of time before the heart of America is struck by a health catastrophe or depopulation event, which could quickly destroy the largest part of United States agriculture or livestock production and endanger the health and lives of millions of Americans.

Sep 09 10:09

Available Evidence Shows Ukrainian Missile Battery Shot Down Malaysian Plane

• U.S. investigative journalist, Russian defense officials insist it was Ukraine—not Russia—that shot down passenger airliner.

Within 24 hours of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, Washington and the mass media pointed an accusing finger at Russia without a shred of evidence. They have still not produced evidence to back claims Russia provided pro-Russian militias in Ukraine with a Buk missile battery that took down the Boeing plane on July 17, 2014, killing everyone on board. Instead, the initial efforts to portray Russia as the bad guy to further damage the image of Russian President Vladimir Putin and provide a case for added economic sanctions against Russia have been replaced by a deafening silence and a willingness to deny the public evidence, which could point to the real perpetrators.

Sep 09 10:08

Racial Blackmail

• African-American radicals offer message to white America: Put white cop on trial and convict him or we’ll make blacks riot.

Despite clear, overwhelming evidence that on August 9, 2014, a 6’4”, 292-pound black thug named Michael Brown committed two felonies—the strong-arm robbery of a liquor store and an attack on a police officer—before being shot, an orchestrated gang of anti-white extremists are threatening to further escalate violence across America.

Sep 09 10:04

AT&T and Verizon say 10Mbps is too fast for “broadband,” 4Mbps is enough -- AT&T and Verizon have asked the Federal Communications Commission not to change its definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps

AT&T and Verizon have asked the Federal Communications Commission not to change its definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps, saying many Internet users get by just fine at the lower speeds.
"Given the pace at which the industry is investing in advanced capabilities, there is no present need to redefine 'advanced' capabilities," AT&T wrote in a filing made public Friday after the FCC’s comment deadline (see FCC proceeding 14-126). "Consumer behavior strongly reinforces the conclusion that a 10Mbps service exceeds what many Americans need today to enable basic, high-quality transmissions," AT&T wrote later in its filing. Verizon made similar arguments.

Sep 09 10:04

FBI’s Story of Finding Silk Road’s Server Sounds a Lot Like Hacking

To hear the FBI tell it, tracking down the secret server behind the billion-dollar drug market known as the Silk Road was as easy as knocking on a door. The bureau’s latest court filing in the case describes how the hidden site accidentally revealed its location to anyone who visited its login page, thanks to a software misconfiguration.

Sep 09 10:03

Mike Malloy Explodes With Caller Defending Israel

Sep 09 09:59

New Jersey’s Debt is Downgraded by Fitch as Chris Christie Funnels Pension Money to Private Equity and Hedge Funds

David Sirota must be commended for his incredible work this year exposing the insidious relationship between public pension funds and “alternative asset managers,” namely private equity firms and hedge funds. It is the private equity component that has captured my attention the most due to the industry’s notoriously opaque and seemingly illegal fees.

One example I highlighted earlier this year was: Leaked Documents Show How Blackstone Fleeces Taxpayers via Public Pension Funds. The reason this relationship between public pension money and private equity is so incredibly important is because so many in the private equity world are so incredibly shady. Let’s not forget what SEC official Drew Bowden said back in May:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Whoever did this, and signed off on it, on the part of these companies, should be going to jail, and NOT to a "Club Fed"!! They should be made an example of, and in the worst way.

Of course that will only happen...when pigs fly.

Sep 09 09:54

RADIO DAYS AND ISIS

The movie took me back to my younger years when we were glued to the radio on Sunday nights to listen to The Shadow.

It was meant to be fiction, but it made me realise that those very same forces of evil are at work today …. for real.

Sep 09 09:53

DENIALS FROM THE NILE

The alleged master plan that was reported yesterday regarding an Egyptian proposal to ‘give’ Palestine the Sinai Peninsula was denied today. The plan would have permanently divided and conquered Palestine, making it impossible for the creation of a United Palestinian State.

It’s no wonder that Israeli government ministers welcomed the idea on Monday.

*

Here is what is reported today ….

Sep 09 09:52

Guess who's coming to dinner? The Coucil on Foreign Relations

President Obama hosted "a private dinner with a group of foreign policy experts," the White House announced last night. Among them: Sandy Berger, who was caught stealing and destroying classified documents that related to President Clinton's record on terrorism issues.

"Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger was sentenced Thursday to community service and probation and fined $50,000 for illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives and intentionally destroying some of them," CNN reported in 2005.

"Berger must perform 100 hours of community service and pay the fine as well as $6,905 for the administrative costs of his two-year probation, a district court judge ruled."

Ronald A. Cass, in 2007, noted that Berger took extraordinary steps to cover up his crime:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This little confab makes me extraordinarily nervous about what this Administration has planned to "sell" the American people on the coming war against ISIS.

I, for one, am not buying.

And this constant, verbal, IV "drip" of Obama's assurance that there will be "no US troops in the ground" in Iraq is rather sickening my stomach, rather than having the desired effect, and here is why.

The President, Congress, State Department, and Pentagon should have learned, after the debacle which was the Vietnam War, that you cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air.

And I would like to politely suggest that one of the classic definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, in precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome.

So I have to wonder two things: is the alleged "war" against Isis a cover for going back into Iraq, and ultimately Syria?!? The short answer is, absolutely yes.

Are we going to see this alleged "strategy" of "no US boots on the ground" escalate, and fast, to not only having a substantial number of US military boots on the ground but reinstituting a draft?!?

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against those last two scenarios.

Sep 09 09:41

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

Daniel Levy, a Web developer living in the Puna District of Hawaii, lived through a 12-day blackout after a rather vicious hurricane earlier this summer. Many residents in his community were stuck powerless until the local utility company restored the grid, while some subsisted on solar energy. It was after that, Levy said, that he sought a solution and came upon GoTenna.

The gadget -- a small Bluetooth-enabled rod packed to the brim with modern radio innards -- lets you create your own private, secure communication network for sending messages without cell service using your smartphone. Though marketed toward outdoors and emergency situations like hiking and disaster relief, GoTenna is getting a boost from the cryptography community. Levy, whose neighborhood gets little to zero reliable cell service, happens to represent both. He's among the more than 25 percent of GoTenna preorder customers who paid for the product with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this works as advertized, it sounds like a very cool gizmo!!

Sep 09 09:40

Stop David Cameron's plan to join US bombing of Iraq

David Cameron, backed by Labour Party leaders and the Lib Dems, is preparing to bomb Iraq again. It will only make matters worse if he does order a return to British attacks.

At last week’s Nato summit in South Wales, Cameron spoke out in support of US president Barack Obama and his disastrous plan to increase US attacks on Iraq.

Cameron pledged that Islamic State would be “squeezed out of existence”.

Sep 09 09:36

Profits Soar As Pentagon Leans on Private Corporations for Special Ops

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?Research reveals that private, for-profit corporations are integrated into some of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. special operations activities worldwide. (Photo: remotcontrolproject.org)

Private military contractors are reaping billions of dollars in profitable rewards from the U.S. government's global network of clandestine counter-terrorism and other overseas operations, according to a new report that examines the high-levels of integration between for-profit corporations and the Pentagon's global military and surveillance apparatus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why do I get the uncomfortable sense that the more the Pentagon reaches out to private corporations to achieve these ends, the less secure these operations actually are?!?

Sep 09 09:29

CIA torture report will be delayed

The public release of a long-awaited US Senate report detailing the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques could be held up for weeks as the Senate Intelligence Committee and Obama administration negotiate what material can be included in the document, the committee’s chairwoman said on Monday.

Sep 09 09:08

Albania Central Bank Governor Arrested Over Theft Of $7 Million From Bank Vaults

About a month ago we mocked the Albanian central bank when reports emerged that "two employees" had been charged with the theft of some $6.6 million in cash from the bank's vaults. Specifically, back in July the arrests come five weeks after a worker at the central bank admitted to stealing money over the course of four years, taking new bank notes printed in Switzerland when they arrived at his workplace and replacing them with old books. As it turns out, since there is a central bank involved, there is once again more than meets the eye, and the story has since mutated into something far more grotesque than even we could imagine, with news coming out late last week and over the weekend that not only was the theft by "two employees" a misdirection, but that the guilty party was none other than the Albanian version of Janet Yellen, the governor of the central bank himself Ardian Fullani.

Sep 09 09:07

Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines

A New Scientist article 29 June 2010 by Jim Giles states:-

We still do not know what causes autism.“

Desperate measures: The lure of an autism cure

That is not correct. Here we set out four ways autistic conditions are caused and confirmed by statements from the current President of pharmaceutical giant Merck’s Vaccines Division, by US Government agencies, by the US Federal Court and in formally published academic journal papers.

If you read nothing else we strongly recommend you read this PDF Download – Text of May 5th 2008 email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News]. In it the US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] state to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson

We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.” [Text added 10 April 2011]

Sep 09 09:05

Is the anti-ISIS Campaign Attempting to Renew War Against Assad?

So, as an update, it's now become quite clear, and it will becoming more clear in the next few days, that the U.S. is going to try to turn this anti-ISIS campaign--a campaign that President Obama seems physically very uncomfortable with, for some very fundamental reasons--they're going to try to turn this anti-ISIS military campaign into a renewed war against the Syrian government. And he has already telegraphed that it will be a long war. Long wars mean very expensive wars. He says it will be a three-year campaign. In short, under the guise of taking the war against ISIS, this air war against ISIS, deep into Syria, the U.S. is going to attempt to become the air force for those so-called moderate Syrian rebels, forces that actually don't exist, but become an air force for them as the United States and its NATO allies did for the jihadists in Libya three years ago.

Sep 09 09:04

Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries Of Official Statistics

This is the data the drug industry do not want you to see. Here 2 centuries of UK, USA and Australian official death statistics show conclusively and scientifically modern medicine is not responsible for and played little part in substantially improved life expectancy and survival from disease in western economies.

Sep 09 09:02

Australians pay up to 400% more for digital media programming compared to US

Australians are paying up to 400 per cent more than viewers in the US and UK to watch popular digital programs, consumer group Choice says.

Sep 09 08:58

Emails reveal US Government has known all along that vaccines can cause harm including autism - PDF

Sep 09 08:58

For the first time since records began, there are more single people than married in the US

Single Americans make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began compiling such statistics in 1976.

Sep 09 08:39

CPAs File Class Action Against IRS Seeking Recovery of $150 Million in Fees Paid by Tax Practitioners

Two certified public accountants (CPAs) filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia earlier today challenging Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations requiring tax practitioners to annually register and pay a fee to the agency to obtain and maintain a preparer tax identification number (“PTIN”). The class action involves more than 700,000 individual practitioners. It seeks an injunction barring collection of the fee and recovery of the more than $150 million in fees the IRS has collected since 2010.

Sep 09 08:38

INFOGRAPHIC - Internet Security Threats

Through their Global Intelligence Network, Symantec have put together their annual report for 2014. It looks at the types of internet security threats and number of attacks as well as vulnerabilities and effects of the attacks. Symantec’s Network is one of the most advanced of its kind; it’s made up of more than 41.5 million attack sensors!

Aside from the many attacks on personal devices, which can cause a great amount of stress and financial problems for the victim (see Ransomware!), attacks on businesses can be catastrophic. Risks to corporations include reputational damage and loss of trust, lawsuits and bankruptcy. 2013 has officially become known as the year of the Mega Breach. The average number of identities exposed in 2013 was 2,181,891 compared with 604,826 in 2012. This was probably down to the campaigns lasting longer, resulting in 8 incidents exposing over 10million IDs compared with only 1 in 2012.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real question is, "Where is the NSA?"

For months we have been told that thew NSA, at huge taxpayer expense, has been violating the Constitution to monitor all of our computer activity.

So why are they not able to find these cyber-criminals?

There is no question that the NSA could use some good publicity; to demonstrate that they provide a useful service for all their cost and Constitutional crimes.

So why don't they?

Is it all a gigantic bluff to try to scare us into silence? If so, it does not appear to be working.

Or is the NSA itself, already acting in a lawless fashion, committing these crimes or in league with those who do?

THIS IS A CALL TO RIVERO'S RANGERS!

Wherever you see any story about any data breach, please post the above!

Sep 09 08:35

Biggest credit card breach in history

First it was Target.

Now it's Home Depot in what may well prove to be the biggest credit card data breach in history.

What's going on?

It's pretty simple. The companies that run these systems are not investing enough in making them secure and are hoping that the bill for not doing so will never come due.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real question is, "Where is the NSA?"

For months we have been told that thew NSA, at huge taxpayer expense, has been violating the Constitution to monitor all of our computer activity.

So why are they not able to find these cyber-criminals?

There is no question that the NSA could use some good publicity; to demonstrate that they provide a useful service for all their cost and Constitutional crimes.

So why don't they?

Is it all a gigantic bluff to try to scare us into silence? If so, it does not appear to be working.

Or is the NSA itself, already acting in a lawless fashion, committing these crimes or in league with those who do?

THIS IS A CALL TO RIVERO'S RANGERS!

Wherever you see the story about the Home Depot (or any other) data breach, please post the above!

Sep 09 08:27

Russia's Response To European Capital Sanctions In One Word

While the West continues to press the "Russia is increasingly isolated" meme, it appears - as we noted ironically previously, that Vladimir Putin is finding plenty of friends... most notably China. While threats of 'asymmetric' retaliation over European sanctions may have been enough to worry Europe's leaders, the slew of news overnight regarding increased cooperation between China and Russia is likely more damaging to Western strategy (and egos).

Sep 09 08:27

Finland reluctant to impose new Russia sanctions

Finland’s Prime Minister has said he wants the EU to wait before imposing new economic sanctions on Russia that will target state-owned energy companies.

"Finland in general isn't of the opinion that now is the right time [for the sanctions]," Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb told reporters Monday night in Helsinki after the EU adopted new sanctions against Russia, which could come into force in the next couple days, depending on ceasefire progress in Ukraine.

Finland reportedly objected to more sanctions against Russia, asking for the ability to suspend the new economic restrictions if the ceasefire in Ukraine is kept in good faith.

Sep 09 08:25

Vaccine fraud? What about psychiatric fraud? Staggering.

In the wake of CDC whistleblower William Thompson’s confession that he buried a vaccine-autism connection, some people reacted with shock—as if this was the first case of rank fraud that had ever taken place within the hallowed halls of medical research.

How about a whole branch of modern medicine that is a fraud from top to bottom?

Let us turn the page to Psychiatry.

And the lying liars who lie about it.

Most Americans don’t have a clue about the way psychiatry actually works or its pose of being a science.

Sep 09 08:24

Three ways Palestinians can hold Israel accountable for Gaza war crimes

Since the first Israeli bombs destroyed Palestinian homes as part of the military’s recent attack on Gaza, accusations of Israeli war crimes have been aired by numerous human rights groups.

Human Rights Watch, for instance, has documented Palestinian civilians’ testimony of being fired on and killed while fleeing Khuza’a, a village near the line separating Israel from Gaza. The United Nations Human Rights Council has established an inquiry to look into claims of war crimes on both sides.

Sep 09 08:23

Best 'strategy' to combat ISIS -- democracy in Israel and Palestine

Right now Barack Obama is probably bent over a legal pad scratching out ISIL and putting in ISIS then thinking that over and scratching out ISIS and putting in ISIL, as he figures out the U.S. “strategy” to combat the radical terrorist group operating in Syria and Iraq.

Isn’t it interesting that our closest ally in the Middle East– Israel — is yet again of no use to the United States military or political establishment in this confrontation? As it was no use in the Gulf War of ’91. No use in the Iraq invasion of 2003 (except to help foment it in our “homeland”). No use in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, you name it.

Sep 09 08:19

Rally in London to demand permanent lifting of Gaza blockade

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign urged Gaza supporters to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and to demand an end to the blockade of Gaza.

The group announced hundreds of supporters would gather at the Parliament “to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and against ethnic cleansing and racism.”

Following the lobby, a mass rally will be held at the House of Commons in London later on Tuesday.

Sep 09 08:19

Five Eyes spy pact: Transparency challenge lodged at European rights court

The cross-border ‘Five Eyes’ agreement that authorizes the sharing of intelligence between Britain, America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand should be made transparent, according to an appeal launched at the European Court of Human Rights.

The secret Five Eyes spy pact allegedly outlines UK security services’ collaboration with the National Security Agency (NSA) and other foreign intelligence agencies. In an effort to shed light on the agreement, Privacy International (PI) issued a legal challenge against the British government in the Strasbourg-based court. The application was filed by UK law firm Leigh Day & Co Solicitors.

Sep 09 08:08

Cease-Fires in Which Violations Never Cease: What's Next for Israel, Hamas and Gaza?

On August 26th, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement calls for an end to military action by both Israel and Hamas, as well as an easing of the Israeli siege that has strangled Gaza for many years.

Sep 09 07:52

Hijack 'suspects' alive and well

Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide attacks on Washington and New York has turned up alive and well.

The identities of four of the 19 suspects accused of having carried out the attacks are now in doubt.

Sep 09 07:51

FEMA was in New York the Night Before 9/11

Kenney: "We're currently one of the first teams that was deployed to support the city of New York for this disaster. We arrived on late Monday night, and went into action on Tuesday morning. And not until today did we get a full opportunity to work the entire site."

WEBMASTER NOTE: Right now the corporate media is shoveling ISIS at us as hard as they can, in an obvious propaganda campaign reminiscent of the similar campaign about "Al Qaeda" and "Osama Bin Laden" that preceded 9-11. Given how desperate the US Government is to revive the war agenda, we should be concerned that a new false-flag attack, bigger and bloodier than the World Trade Towers, is being considered.

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Sep 09 07:51

9/11: All In One Chunk

9/11 - The Basic Questions

1. Why didn't jets intercept the airliners since they had numerous warnings of terrorist attacks?

2. Why did Ashcroft stop flying commercial airlines, citing an unidentified "threat" in July 2001?

3. Why did FEMA lie about their presence in New York on 9/11?

4. Why didn't the Secret Service hustle Dubya out of the classroom?

5. Why did George H.W. Bush meet bin Laden's brother on 9/11?

6. Why did passengers or crewmembers on three of the flights all use the term boxcutters?

7. Where are the flight recorders?

8. Why were the FISA warrants discontinued?

9. How did Bush see the first plane crash on live camera?

10 Why was security meeting scheduled for 9/11 cancelled by WTC management on 9/10?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WEBMASTER NOTE: Right now the corporate media is shoveling ISIS at us as hard as they can, in an obvious propaganda campaign reminiscent of the similar campaign about "Al Qaeda" and "Osama Bin Laden" that preceded 9-11. Given how desperate the US Government is to revive the war agenda, we should be concerned that a new false-flag attack, bigger and bloodier than the World Trade Towers, is being considered.

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Sep 09 07:50

Scrutinizing the Israeli role in 2001 anthrax attacks

Israel’s army intelligence service Aman and the former Mossad chief Rafi Eitan trumpeted brazen disinformation shortly following 9/11, alleging Iraqi involvement in the attacks. In August of 2001 the Mossad delivered a propagandistic “warning” to the CIA alleging al-Qaeda and Iraq were working together and were plotting terror attacks on major US landmarks. The neoconservatives, who are for all intents and purposes emissaries of the Israeli regime in the US, went straight to work in the op-ed pages of the Washington Post, the New York Times and other Zionist-controlled media outlets, attempting to portray Arabs and Muslims generally as the sponsors of 9/11 and the source of all terrorism in the world.

The same pattern of Zionist deception is apparent with the anthrax attacks. Israel’s partisans immediately mobilized a propaganda initiative to link Iraq and al-Qaeda to the anthrax mailings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As it turned out, the actual anthrax traced back, not to the Middle East, but a US Government biological warfare lab and a specific scientist!

Sep 09 07:50

Nine Eleven IS the LitmusTest

A seminal piece by Visible, leading to the obvious conclusion that, 9/11 is the litmus test without equal.

It all comes down to 9/11. Everything that has happened has happened based on a lie. Everyone in government; in the media, in entertainment, in organized religion, in the public eye and in the public who accepts and promotes the official story is either a traitor or a tool. Everyone who does not stand forth and speak truth to power is a coward, a liar and complicit in mass murder. Everyone- everywhere can be measured according to this litmus test.

Sep 09 07:47

Ebola Spreading 'Exponentially' as Patients Seek Beds in Liberia

The Ebola virus is spreading exponentially across Liberia as patients fill taxis in a fruitless search for medical care, the World Health Organization said Monday.

In Sierra Leone, a doctor working for WHO tested positive and was preparing to be evacuated from the country. Meanwhile, the newest U.S. patient, a doctor infected in Liberia, was feeling a little better and could even eat a little, doctors treating him in Nebraska said.

Sep 09 07:38

Israeli consul calls for Cardiff Deputy Lord Mayor to resign or be sacked over rally speech

Israel's honorary consul in Wales has called for the resignation or sacking of Cardiff’s Deputy Lord Mayor following the emergence of a videoed speech in which he referred to missiles launched by Hamas against Israel as “toy rockets”.

Cardiff businessman Philip Kaye said comments made by Labour councillor Ali Ahmed during a “No Nato” rally in Newport on August 30 were “deeply offensive” to the Jewish community.

Mr Kaye, who has held the post of Israel’s honorary consul in Wales since 2010 said: “To refer to the rockets launched against Israel as ‘toy rockets’ is appalling. One of them killed a four year-old child.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If you want to kill children, you should use expensive military equipment from the United States!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Sep 09 07:25

US not after eradicating ISIL militants: Analyst

Well in this regard we have to understand a very important issue that the Americans, and here I totally agree with what has been mentioned by His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Iran Mr. Zarif, that the United States is not serious actually about this. We know very well that the Americans, the great powers, the world arrogant, they always make use of a certain phenomenon, they always make use of certain Takfiri groups, extremist organizations, they help them as much as they could boil down to their own interest.

Sep 09 07:24

Iraq renews attempts to seize Kurdish 'ghost ship' oil tanker in US court

Iraq has refiled in US court in an attempt to control a Kurdish crude oil tanker that has been stationed around 60 miles off Texas since late July. The refiling comes days after the court said it lacked jurisdiction to seize the cargo.

Iraq has urged a US district court to intervene and take control of the United Kalavrvta tanker’s cargo until the dispute is resolved, according to Reuters, claiming that the US court does have jurisdiction given the case involves business conducted in the United States.

"This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over the claims against John Doe Buyer," Iraq said in its motion. US District Court Judge Gray Miller invited Iraq to replead the case.

Sep 09 07:24

Video: Israeli forces arrest 7-year-old kid in WB

A new video has emerged showing Israeli soldiers violently arresting a seven-year-old Palestinian boy in the occupied West Bank.

The incident took place in the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on Monday morning after several young children started throwing stones at an Israeli checkpoint.

Palestinian sources said that Israeli troops came out of the checkpoint and threw stun grenades and fired tear gas canisters at the children.

The Israeli forces arrested Yousef Hajajreh, 12, and Oday Rajabi, 7, the latter being on his way to school.

Sep 09 07:23

Over 100,000 Homeless People Have Been Moved Into Homes & It Isn’t Stopping There! One Of The Most Profound Movements Ever!

Whether you live in a major metropolis or a small town, chances are you’ve seen homeless people sleeping or wandering the streets at some point. On those cold and ruthless winter nights I can’t help but feel compassion and misery for anyone who doesn’t have warm food, clothing, or a bed to help ease the sub-zero temperatures.

In Canada alone it is estimated that at least 200,000 experience homelessness in a year. This number is substantiated by an even larger number of homeless people in the United States, coming in at an unsettling 1.7 million. One can’t help but ask ourselves the daunting question, “what can I do to help?”

Sep 09 07:23

Arabs to team with US against Islamic State: MENA

Egypt's state news agency MENA reports that Arab foreign ministers will announce soon cooperation with Washington against the Islamic State group

Sep 09 07:22

El-Sisi denies claims he'll give Sinai land to Palestinians

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Monday denied reports from Israeli media that Egypt has promised to offer Palestinians land in the Sinai Peninsula.

Sep 09 07:19

BEX ALERT - NASA Witness Sees Guys Walk Over to Viking Lander on Mars!

A woman named Jackie called Coast To Coast AM from the north of Las Vegas, to ask guest John Lear's help, in solving a 27 year old mystery.

Jackie stated that she used to work at NASA and handled the down-linked telemetry, back in 1979.

She states that one night, while watching the live feed coming from the Viking Lander on Mars, that she saw two men in suits, along with some of her colleagues, stroll in from the horizon, and then proceeded to walk over to the Viking Lander.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a perfect example of the kind of "kook" stories the government tries to plant on the independent media to make them look foolish.

There were no video cameras on the Viking landers. The images were captured by scanners that operated much like FAX machines. At the top was a mirror that pivoted up and down, scanning a vertical line onto photo cells below. Then the entire camera would rotate left to right to build the image horizontally. The data rate from the scanner was designed to match the data rate of the telemetry to eliminate the need for a data buffer. Depending on the size and resolution of the scans, a single frame could take anywhere from 15 seconds to several minutes to complete. There was no system on the Viking Landers that would have allowed any live video at all.


Sep 09 07:14

State Dept: 40-plus countries ready to help fight ISIS

More than 40 countries have indicated a willingness to help in the fight against ISIS militants, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday.

“What the goal of the coalition is is to coordinate on the threat that [ISIS] poses,” Jen Psaki said, adding that the allies would have differing roles and that not all would offer Iraq direct military support.

“There are obviously a range of capabilities or capacities that different countries have,” she said, adding that the coalition would seek to cut off ISIS from funding, foreign reinforcements and ideological support.

Washington does not regard Iran as part of its coalition against ISIS, despite the support that Tehran is already providing to Iraq in its battle against the militants.

Sep 09 07:12

Report Slams Israel on African Migrant Rights

In a report issued Tuesday, Human Rights Watch says Israeli authorities have coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese to return to their homes, where they may face serious abuse.

In response to the report Israeli Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said Israel was dealing with the challenge of the migrants in a legal and appropriate way.

Sep 09 07:11

Israel 'coercing Eritreans and Sudanese to leave'

Israel is unlawfully coercing almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into leaving the country at great personal risk, Human Rights Watch says.

They have been denied access to fair and efficient asylum procedures and detained unlawfully, a new report says.

Earlier this year, African asylum seekers in Israel staged mass protests over their treatment.

Sep 09 07:11

Man Fakes Beheading Video, Fools Global Media

Sep 09 07:10

THE ISIS BOGEYMAN WILL TAKE YEARS TO KILL!

The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a phased campaign requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to officials.

Sep 09 07:09

Anti-Maidan activists blast Yabloko party over US-funded protests

Representatives of the recently-founded anti-Maidan council claim that the veteran pro-democracy party has received millions from the US and plans to overthrow the Russian government with the help of Ukrainian and Georgian spin doctors.

The head of the Anti-Fascist anti-Maidan council, Evgeny Shabayev has told the popular mass circulation daily Izvestia that his group possessed information about Ukrainian and Georgian citizens who played major roles in preparations to the violent events leading to displacement of governments and dissolution of parliaments in these countries – the so-called ‘color revolutions’. Now these people arrive in Russia and start talks with representatives of the pro-democracy opposition party Yabloko and other opposition groups in order to prepare and launch a similar regime change in Russia, the activist claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since the end of World War 2, the US Government has tried to covertly overthrow the governments of more than fifty other nations, succeeding about half of the time. Known successes are Iran in 1953 and Chile in 1973. Known failures include Iran in 2009 and arguably Libya and Ukraine today.

Sep 09 07:02

The War in East Ukraine: US-NATO’s Paranoid Falsification of Reality

Paranoia: The projection, onto another person or group, of an individual’s own repressed aggressive or criminal impulses. The target of the projection is then falsely accused of being the aggressor.

More than twenty emergency United Nations Security Council meetings have been called since January, 2014, the majority of them currently demonizing Russian President Putin for destabilizing Eastern Ukraine. With the exception of China, the stark failure to acknowledge and confront the authors of the current tragic bloodshed and slaughter in Ukraine reveals paranoid ideation by US/NATO members of the Security Council, who either willfully ignore or deliberately eschew their own responsibility for the current ongoing carnage.

Sep 09 07:02

Cameron seems to have as little knowledge of International Law as Tony Blair did.

“British air strikes on Syria would be legally justified”, British Prime Minister David Cameron

Can I just remind Cameron of the basis of the U.N. Charter, Article 2 , paragraph 4, “ “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”

Sep 09 07:00

How much is a Trillion?

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How much is a Trillion?

September 8, 2014 by ajfloyd | Edit

So big, humans really can’t grasp it

One trillion is a big number. In this short video, we try to help you get a sense for just how big; but the reality is simply that the human brain can’t really suitably comprehend magnitudes this large.

Which is why we should be concerned that the US’ money supply has ballooned to over $12 trillion dollars over the past decade. And that its outstanding debts and liabilities are many multiples that amount.

Sep 09 06:56

Anti-Zionism in the 21st Century

The essence of the Palestinian struggle is the battle against Zionism. It is a battle against its racism, against its murderous war crimes, against its insatiable territorial hunger, against its disdain for non-Jewish human rights, and against its devoted attempts to destroy Palestinian national identity. As voices of normalization are on the rise, and social media is invaded by paid pro-Zionist bloggers, there is an increased need for anti-Zionists to draw attention to the crimes committed by ‘Israel’, and to speak up against the ongoing media silence and the apologist activities of those misleadingly portraying themselves as ‘peace doves’. Let us first look briefly at the history of the anti-Zionist struggle, and then see where we stand today.

Sep 09 06:56

Investigation Reveals Surprising Way Foreign Governments Buy Influence In D.C

An investigation by The New York Times has found that several prominent Washington, D.C. think tanks have regularly taken donations from foreign entities in exchange for using their influence over U.S. policy decisions. The damning report, published in the Sept. 6 edition of the newspaper, revealed that some of the institutions involved have accepted multi-million dollar donations from foreign governments seeking access to inside corridors of the federal government, including Congress, executive branch agencies, and even the White House. In return, the think tanks pushed agendas favored by the donor nations and hosted public events in Washington that featured speakers from contributing countries.

Sep 09 06:55

Big Wind’s Last Gasp?

Despite record installations in 2012, and eking out a 1-year, $12 billion extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC), new wind capacity last year fell to just 1,087 megawatts, a level not seen in more than a decade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Over the Labor Day weekend, my wife and I drove around Oahu, because we had not done it in a while, and that was the first time we saw the wind farm at Kahuku actually working (except for one wind turbine that was clearly broken).

Sep 09 06:53

MH17 Was Struck By Multiple “High-Energy Objects From Outside The Aircraft”, Crash Report Reveals

Over a month after the crash of flight MH 17 over east Ukraine, and with the confiscated Air Traffic Control voice recording still kept confidential by a western-led task force for reasons unknown, overnight the Dutch Safety Board released its preliminary report on the causes of the crash. As the AP reported, it agency “stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down by a missile, but its findings appear to point to that conclusion. It also did not say who might have been responsible.” Actually, what the Dutch report did say is the following: MH17 was struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday.

Sep 09 06:53

Police intelligence targets cash

Operating in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal entities, Black Asphalt members exchanged tens of thousands of reports about American motorists, many of whom had not been charged with any crimes, according to a company official and hundreds of internal documents obtained by The Post. For years, it received no oversight by government, even though its reports contained law enforcement sensitive information about traffic stops and seizures, along with hunches and personal data about drivers, including Social Security numbers and identifying tattoos.

Sep 09 06:51

'Scotland's what?' US caught napping as Scots prepare to vote on independence

From nuclear to Nato, an independent Scotland would have several policy ramifications, but the official US reaction seems to be: no response at all

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason the US Government is not responding is that they are trapped by statements and actions made in the wake of Crimea voting for independence, in which Obama prattled on about maintaining the integrity of national borders and aided the Junta in Kiev launch wars of aggression against Donetsk and Lugansk as well as trying to provoke war in Russia. Clearly any different reaction to Scottish Independence only underscores the hypocrisy of US foriegn policy.

Sep 09 06:45

US federal air marshal quarantined in Houston after being stabbed in the arm with a syringe and ‘injected with foreign substance by unknown assailant’ at airport

A federal air marshall has been quarantined in Houston after he was injected with a syringe full of an unknown substance inside Lagos airport in Nigeria. The man reported the attack, which occurred in an unsecured, public area of the terminal, and the FBI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating. The man was able to board United Flight 143 and landed in Houston early Monday morning where he was taken for medical testing.

Sep 09 06:41

Libyan parliament takes refuge in Greek car ferry

A Greek car ferry has been hired as last-minute accommodation for Libya's embattled parliament, which has fled the country's civil war to the small eastern town of Tobruk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is going on in Libya is a repeat of Iran in 1979, when the people of Iran kicked out their US puppet rulers and took back their country. Libya has already formed a new government, mostly from the people removed from office during the US invasion. The parliament-in-a-ferry is a government in name only, waiting for the US to invade and restore them to power. The problem is that the US Government is already having a hard time selling a third invasion of Iraq to the American people, and adding a second invasion of Libya just ahead of the mid-term elections could cost the incumbents dearly!

Sep 09 06:37

Cameron Cancels Prime Minister’s Questions to Head to Scotland

David Cameron canceled his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session in London to campaign in Scotland against independence with his fellow party leaders, in the latest sign of how the referendum has rocked the U.K.

Sep 09 06:37

US banks suddenly close dozens of accounts, Muslim group suspects racial profiling

Dozens in the US have received notices that their bank accounts have been closed, without explanation. Some say the banks are trying to eliminate risk, but a Muslim civil rights group suspects racist policies and has complained to the Justice Department.

The letters have been sent to business owners, nonprofits, and students across the country, according to reports. However, no explanation has been provided in any of the notices.

Last year, reports surfaced that Iranian students studying at the University of Minnesota had their accounts closed. Now banks appear to be closing the accounts of people who have connections to Kuwait and Syria.

Sep 09 06:33

CIA 'tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths'

The CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close “to the point of death” by drowning them in water-filled baths during interrogation sessions in the years that followed the September 11 attacks, a security source has told The Telegraph.

The description of the torture meted out to at least two leading al-Qaeda suspects, including the alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, far exceeds the conventional understanding of waterboarding, or “simulated drowning” so far admitted by the CIA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

1/3 of the people being held at Guantanamo have been cleared for release by the military tribunal in charge of their cases. Yet they are not being released. The most likely reason is that worse things were done to them than waterboarding and the US Government dares not let them into the public for fear of what they will say and what scars their bodies carry.

Sep 09 06:28

'Hitting a woman is not something a real man does': Obama condemns Ray Rice after sickening video of NFL star knocking out his fiancée surfaces

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Waterboarding and drone strikes are how to deal with women and children!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 09 06:27

‘Rent A Vet’ Scheme Center Of VA Contractor Fraud Scandal

The Department of Justice recently announced another ‘rent-a-vet’ scheme was at the center of a VA contractor fraud that swindled set aside contracts intended for disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The anti-veteran scheme involved fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.

Using the ‘rent-a-vet’ model pioneered by previous major contractors, Ram Hingorani pled guilty to the fraud scheme. Approximately $23.5 million in contracts were improperly awarded to Hingorani’s shell company, Midwest Contracting, Inc. (MCI), instead of other legitimate Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).

Sep 09 06:04

GRTV Interview: NSA Whistleblower William Binney, AE911Truth Richard Gage Call for New 9/11 Investigation

William Binney was a 30 year career official at the NSA who resigned in October 2001 because of the flagrant and deliberate violations of the constitution that the agency was engaging in. For the last 13 years he has been working to hold the agency to account for its actions. Now he has signed the petition from the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth to call for a new investigation into the 9/11 attacks.

Today on GRTV, James Corbett talks to William Binney and Richard Gage about the NSA, 9/11, and the ongoing cover up surrounding the truth about September 11th.

Sep 09 05:34

Dozens of Indiana residents arrested for harvesting ginseng plants too early

INDIANA — A number of Hoosiers are facing charges and potential jail-time for merely possessing ginseng plants without government permission.

According to media reports, a total of 25 residents were caught up in a government crackdown to ensure compliance with the state’s onerous regulations on the natural plant, desired for its roots.

Indiana dictates every aspect of ginseng cultivation, including the issuance of a state license to “deal” ginseng; prescribing the dates of permissible harvesting; specifying the required plant characteristics before harvesting; controlling where and how it can be grown; controlling when and how it can be harvested; and controlling when, where and how it can be sold.

“It is ILLEGAL to buy, sell, or possess any ginseng out of season without written authorization from the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Law Enforcement,” states an official brochure from the Indiana DNR.

Sep 09 05:26

COINTELPRO and U.S. State Terrorism Against the Black Panther Party

This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known as Angola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden Burl Cain, where they asked him about an inmate at Angola named Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore, who has now been in solitary confinement for 28 consecutive years. This important interview was cited afterwards by Time Magazine in an article examining the impact of solitary confinement on prisoners’ health.

Sep 09 05:18

Yale chaplain quits in wake of letter blaming Israel for rising anti-Semitism

The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University, resigned in the wake of his letter to The New York Times that blamed rising anti-Semitism in Europe on Israel.

The Episcopal Church at Yale issued a statement on Sept. 4 announcing that Shipman, “on his own initiative, had resigned as Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale, effective immediately.”

The statement does not reference the letter to the Times, saying instead, “It is our belief that the dynamics between the Board of Governors and the Priest-in-Charge occasioned the resignation of the Rev. Shipman.”

“The Episcopal Church at Yale, its Board of Governors, the Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and the Rev. Bruce Shipman are all committed to a civil dialogue on difficult issues that divide peoples of this world and pledge ourselves to the prayerful and humble work of reconciliation and peace in our hurting and divided world,” the statement concludes.

Sep 09 04:55

Ownership of UK gold up for negotiation if Scotland votes "Yes"

An independent Scotland could lay claim to a part of the United Kingdom's 310-tonne gold reserves if votes go in favour of the "Yes" campaign this month, with ownership of Britain's bullion hoard up for negotiation along with other assets.

Sep 09 04:54

Merkel Ally Slams Draghi's Plan To "Buy Junk Paper"

While Italian and Spanish political (and business) leaders are lauding Mario Draghi's plan to buy more assets and print more money, it appears not everyone is so excited. As Reuters reports, Christian Social Union chairman and Bavaria state premier Horst Seehofer (who is well known as an ally of Angela Merkel), blasted the ECB's plan: "It's only going to frighten a lot of people when ECB chief Mario Draghi opens up the central bank's money tap and at the same time buys junk paper," somewhat breaking the political taboo of criticizing the potential independence of the central bank.

Sep 09 04:52

Gaza official: Israel navy arrests Gaza fishermen

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli navy arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat on Tuesday, a Gaza official says, in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended last month.

The incident occurred off the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, said Nizar Ayyash of the Gaza Fishermen's Union. He provided no additional details.

Sep 09 04:51

MH17 crash caused by 'objects penetrating aircraft from outside'

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air as a result of structural damage caused by "a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside", according to the Dutch investigators' preliminary report.

The investigators' report into the downing of the plane over eastern Ukraine does not apportion blame or say a missile was fired. But the Dutch Safety Board says: "There are no indications that the MH17 crash was caused by a technical fault or by actions of the crew."

Sep 09 04:34

AT&T and Verizon say 10Mbps is too fast for “broadband,” 4Mbps is enough

AT&T and Verizon have asked the Federal Communications Commission not to change its definition of broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps, saying many Internet users get by just fine at the lower speeds.

"Given the pace at which the industry is investing in advanced capabilities, there is no present need to redefine 'advanced' capabilities," AT&T wrote in a filing made public Friday after the FCC’s comment deadline (see FCC proceeding 14-126). "Consumer behavior strongly reinforces the conclusion that a 10Mbps service exceeds what many Americans need today to enable basic, high-quality transmissions," AT&T wrote later in its filing. Verizon made similar arguments.

Sep 09 03:45

Serve and Protect is Now “Search and Destroy”

Anyone who has been paying attention is aware that we have a growing domestic terrorism problem here in America.

And by domestic terrorism, I mean our militarized police departments.

Sep 09 00:52

A Coalition for Major Outreach This 9/11 Anniversary

Waking Times

We are rapidly approaching 13 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, where the facts surrounding the deaths of thousands of Americans continue in suppressed fashion, garnering yearly rehashes of the original narrative.

September 8, 2014

Sep 08 22:55

Iraq's parliament approves new government

Iraq's parliament has officially named Haider al-Abbadi as the country's new prime minister and approved most of his proposed Cabinet, as the country battles to take back territory lost to the Islamic State group. Legislators on Monday approved all of the candidates proposed for Iraq's new government, with the exception of two posts, namely the defence and interior ministers. Al-Abbadi requested an additional week to name them.

Sep 08 22:47

US fast-food industry thriving on poverty-stricken workers

The plight of poverty-stricken fast-food workers in the US epitomizes the general breakdown of American society. Millions of workers in that industry are so exploited it is estimated that more than half of them can only make ends meet by relying on some form of government handout.

Sep 08 22:43

No Economy For Americans - Paul Craig Roberts

The Dow Jones stock average closed Friday at 17,137, despite the fact that the payroll jobs report was a measly 125,000 new jobs for August, an insufficient amount to keep up with the growth in the working age population.

Sep 08 22:40

EU adopts new sanctions against Russia to come into force in 'next few days'

A new package of sanctions against Russia has been adopted by the EU. Previous reports said the "further restrictive measures" were aimed at targeting three major oil companies, as well as the defense sector.

Sep 08 22:15

‘Ebola-infected ISIS terrorist’ sneaking across Lake Erie from Canada to Cleveland – and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – without being challenged once

‘On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary our man, dressed as an ISIS terrorist was able to cross Lake Eris, walk off a boat into Cleveland, Ohio – and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,’ guerrilla documentarian James O’Keefe narrates.

Sep 08 22:12

The New Terahertz Night Vision Can See Through Walls, Skin

As impressive and creepy as a millimeter wave scanner may seem, it's still just scratching the surface. Above these extremely high frequencies is another realm: terahertz radiation. Known also as submillimeter radiation or T-rays, it's possible to probe the invisible world even deeper, going beneath not just clothing but skin, plastics, cardboard, and other opaque materials. Getting at these waves has historically been prohibitively challenging in the engineering sense, but a team of researchers based at the University of Maryland claims to have solved one of the fundamental problems with T-ray detection: temperature.

Sep 08 21:57

They Just Keep Saying ISIS Is Going to Attack America’s Electric Grid

Leading into another 9/11 anniversary, the normal al Qaeda scarefest is nowhere to be found. This year is all about ISIS, and September started by taking the rhetoric up a notch.

Back in August, it was all about how ISIS is tremendously well-funded and like nothing the Pentagon had ever seen and another 9/11 was on the way. Then we were told an ISIS terror attack on American streets is highly likely; so likely, in fact, that an Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border alert was released featuring the possibility that ISIS groups operating out of the Mexican border city of Juarez might attack the U.S. with car bombs, although no specific threats had been received.

Sep 08 21:45

Israeli diplomat arrested in Argentina

An Israeli diplomat, who served as the deputy ambassador, was forcefully arrested by police officers in front of his wife and children. It was only after the speedy intervention of Israel's honorary consul in Cordoba and the district's governor that the diplomat was freed and further drama averted.

Sep 08 21:43

Do you approve of Obama's job performance?

YES
5% (54 votes)
NO
95% (969 votes)
Total votes: 1023
Sep 08 20:53

They’re Coming For Your Accounts

Sep 08 20:48

School Labels Chapstick ‘Over-The-Counter Drug,’ Demands Students Bring Doctor’s Note

The student, 11-year-old Grace Karaffa, says she was denied Chapstick shortly before her lips began bleeding during school last week. -- "I was told I couldn’t use it,” Karaffa told The News Virginian. “Then later that day they (lips) started to bleed so I asked for Chapstick again and I was told that it was against the school policy for elementary kids to have Chapstick.”

Sep 08 20:41

The real issues in the Salaita case: Palestine, neoliberalism, and the corporate university

Salaita is targeted because he would represent the first voice of Palestinian background on this campus who has a record of substantial and articulate advocacy on this issue. He could have set a precedent and by his presence and voice begun to change the atmosphere on a campus that, other than Francis Boyle (International Law), has lacked a bold and persuasive advocate for Palestinian justice among its faculty, and has lacked scholars who forthrightly address Zionist colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and racism in their work. Salaita represents the return of the repressed and a harbinger of genuine openness, and on this basis he has been further and slanderously repressed.

Sep 08 20:28

Three-sentence letter to the ‘NYT’ (about Israel's carnage in Gaza) results in Yale chaplain’s resignation

We’ve covered the backlash against a Yale chaplain for his letter to the New York Times saying that Israel’s “carnage” in Gaza and its footdragging on the peace process were a factor in growing anti-Semitism in Europe. Well, that three-sentence letter to the Times has now produced the resignation of the chaplain, Father Bruce Shipman, from the Episcopal Church at Yale.

It happened three days ago. The statement from the Episcopal Church at Yale refers to “dynamics” between Shipman and his board of governors:

Sep 08 19:54

Survey: U.S. Workers Face a Dim Future

U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs. That’s the picture that emerges from a survey of Harvard Business School alumni.

Sep 08 19:26

Please Scotland, Blow Up The EU

You know they’re desperate when they play the royal card and announce a new baby on the way. Britain, and especially Downing Street 10, got a huge scare last week when a poll showed the Scottish independence movement is now favorite to win the September 18 referendum. It’s not entirely clear, but I don’t think Cameron and his crew would be able to stay on if Scotland secedes from the UK.

So who would do the negotiations for what remains united under the Queen? That’s the first bit of confusion and mayhem I very much hope will turn into an absolute mess that will break the EU and the eurozone as they presently exist. Simply because something needs to be the catalyst that makes it happen.

Sep 08 19:25

Decades of federal government ‘cost-plus’ contracts increase taxpayer costs 2, 3, 4+ times

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guest blog by “Captains America” (bio below)

The biggest issue with federal government purchasing is the use of cost-plus contracts. This should be an issue that most people agree with regardless of their political leanings.

Cost-plus contracts are a way for government acquisition professionals to pass on research and development risks to the taxpayers. The acquisition professionals cause this risk to taxpayers through two different actions: 1. Writing poor system requirements and 2. Not contracting for the proper lab work, experimentation, and prototyping for new technologies. Essentially, programs are going forward for full funding without the proper engineering and scientific effort being conducted to refine new designs and catch unforeseen problems with new technologies. There are programs funded that contain requirements for technologies that don't even exist in a proven prototype.

Sep 08 18:56

First Palestine, Then You are Next

The Palestinian struggle, both armed and peaceful, against the illegal Israeli occupation and the global colonial Zionist scheme is a legal and honorable struggle. It is not a struggle just for Palestinians; it is a struggle for all humanity. Since its inception by Jewish terrorist organizations 66 years ago, the Israeli state has been a rogue state that had violated all international laws, all humanitarian laws, and had perpetrated terrorist attacks against its foes as well as against its allies.

Sep 08 18:45

Thousands get 'Peter Pan virus' phishing email

The email typically states that a MasterCard whose last four digits are 7006 was used to make the £145 purchase. It invites people to open some e-tickets which it says are attached.

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According to Derek Knight at the My Online Security blog, those who open the attachment may find they have downloaded viruses and malware such as Cryptolocker. Cryptolocker typically locks the recipient out of their computer until they pay a ransom to the scammers.

"Almost all of these have a password-stealing component. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your Facebook and other social network login details."

Sep 08 18:34

Four family members drown in a lake. Man ticketed $5,000 for posting warning signs

Michael Medill posted eight homemade signs Saturday at Henry Hagg Lake to get the attention of swimmers and law enforcement.

"I actually went up there hoping I would get arrested," Medill, 66, said Sunday.
After Dillon Pilorget, reporter for the Forest Grove Leader and The Oregonian, and other reporters left the lake Saturday, Medill said police told him he could go. He got into his car, made one phone call, then was detained for over an hour.

Sep 08 18:08

Speculation Mounts Over What's Inside The Biggest Ancient Tomb Ever Found In Greece

Two stunning caryatid statues have been unearthed holding up the entrance to the biggest ancient tomb ever found in Greece, archaeologists said.

The two female figures in long-sleeved tunics were found standing guard at the opening to the mysterious Alexander The Great-era tomb near Amphipolis in the Macedonia region of northern Greece.

"The left arm of one and the right arm of the other are raised in a symbolic gesture to refuse entry to the tomb," a statement from the culture ministry said Saturday.

Speculation is mounting that the tomb, which dates from Alexander's lifetime (356 to 323 B.C.), may be untouched, with its treasures intact.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I recall, they have never actually found the tomb of Alexander the Great himself! There is a collapsed marble structure in Alexandria that local tradition says is his final resting place, but it is rather austere for a royal tomb. This find in Macedonia may prove more interesting!

Sep 08 18:06

Destroying ISIS may take years, US officials say

The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete, requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to senior administration officials.

The first phase, an air campaign with nearly 145 air strikes in the past month, is already underway to protect ethnic and religious minorities and American diplomatic, intelligence and military personnel, and their facilities, as well as to begin rolling back ISIS gains in northern and western Iraq.

The next phase, which would begin sometime after Iraq forms a more inclusive government, scheduled this week, is expected to involve an intensified effort to train, advise or equip the Iraqi military, Kurdish fighters and possibly members of Sunni tribes.

Sep 08 18:05

'Nuke-Capable' Stealth Submarine Sets Sail for Israel

The INS Tanin, Israel's fourth and most advanced Dolphin class submarine – is en route to Israel from Germany, and the Navy has released video of the vessel and the ceremony in which it was launched at Germany's Kiel shipyards at week's end.

Sep 08 18:05

Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone’s Price to 99 Cents

Sixty thousand people vied to attend the unveiling of Amazon’s first smartphone in late June.

If only the retailer could persuade those fans — or anyone, really — to actually buy the device. The Amazon Fire is threatening to become the Amazon Fizzle.

On Monday, Amazon took a drastic step to avert disaster, announcing that it would charge 99 cents for the phone, basically giving it away if users signed a two-year contract with AT&T, the exclusive carrier.

Amazon has money to burn, and a relentless determination. But some analysts still wondered if a price drop of almost $200 was enough.

Sep 08 17:54

Revealed: US has already hit 'well over 500' ISIS targets in Iraq – four times as many as Pentagon numbers suggest

'The problem is that no one outside the [Department of Defense] knows what an airstrike is,' he said. 'Everybody thinks it's a single bomb.'

'But think of a B-17 [bomber] during World War II. Those planes could carry lots of 500-pound bombs – 15 or 16 of 'em – on a single mission,' he continued.

'Today we strap 11 missiles and bombs to the underside of a single F-18 Hornet jet, fire all of that hardware at ISIS, and we call it a single airstrike.'

The source, a career U.S. Army officer, spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to comment publicly about U.S. military operations.

He also said a typical Predator drone can carry four Hellfire guided missiles at a time.

Sep 08 16:36

If The Economy Truly Was Healthy, This Would Not Be Happening.

According to the Federal Reserve, the percentage of American families that own a small business is at the lowest level that has ever been recorded. In a report that was just released entitled "Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances", the Federal Reserve revealed that small business ownership in America "fell substantially" between 2010 and 2013. Even in the midst of this so-called "economic recovery", small business ownership in America has now fallen to an all-time low. If the economy truly was healthy, this would not be happening. And it isn't as if Americans are flooding the labor market either. As I detailed yesterday, the labor force participation rate in this country is at a 36 year low. That would not be happening if the economy was actually healthy either. The truth is that the middle class in America is dying, and this new report from the Federal Reserve is more evidence of this very harsh reality.

Sep 08 15:44

Are you buying that there is an increased foreign terror threat to the United States right now?

YES - ISIS is coming to GET ME!
5% (66 votes)
NO - The US has cried 'Wolf' too many times.
95% (1334 votes)
Total votes: 1400
Sep 08 15:15

War Over but Not Gaza’s Housing Crisis

“When the [Israeli] shelling started, I gathered up my family and headed for what I though was a safe place, like a school, but then that became overcrowded and lacked sanitation, so we ended up in the grounds of the hospital.”

Islam Abu Sheira from Beit Hanoun, a city on the north-eastern edge of the Gaza Strip, was speaking to IPS in front of what has been his family’s makeshift ‘home’ at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City for the last two months. His eyes misted over as he recalled his devastated home and his efforts to find a safe refuge for his family.

Sep 08 15:00

Why Cannabis Is The Future Of Medicine

The future of medicine rests on the fundamental right we all have to use things that spring from the Earth naturally as healing agents. Why should cannabis, used for at least 10000 years by humankind to alleviate suffering, be excluded from this inexorable mandate?

Sep 08 14:54

Europe's Russian Sanctions In Jeopardy As "One Country" Holds Out

As 'rumors' of European sanctions against Russia's major oil energy firms are leaked strawman-like to the market and expected to be enacted as soon as tomorrow, it appears there is a 'glitch' in the union. The FT's Peter Spiegel reports that one country is holding out on EU sanctions and that is the reason for an emergency unscheduled meeting of EU diplomats this evening. While it is unclear which country it is, something tells us its name begins with an 'A' and ends in 'ustria'...

Sep 08 14:42

Iraq's parliament approves new government

Iraq’s parliament has officially named Haider al-Abbadi the country’s new prime minister and approved most of his minister candidates.

Sep 08 14:14

Facebook’s value to top $200B

FACEBOOK MAY EVENTUALLY BE THE BIGGEST CORPORATION IN THE WORLD

Sep 08 14:05

President Poroshenko Puts Mariupol Defenses on High Alert

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday he had ordered troops in southeastern city of Mariupol to ensure proper defenses of Kiev’s key stronghold in southeastern Ukraine.

“As the Commander-in-Chief, I have issued all necessary orders to ensure the defense of Mariupol and to keep the troops in high combat readiness,” Poroshenko said in his Twitter blog.

The Ukrainian president visited Mariupol on Monday as the city remains besieged by pro-independence militia that advanced towards it last week before the current ceasefire agreement.

Sep 08 13:54

'They Got Medieval on His Ass': New Reporting on Brutality of Waterboarding

The torture technique of waterboarding carried out by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency against high-level suspects of the September 11 attacks may be far more brutal than previous details have described.

According to reporting by the UK's Telegraph on Sunday, which cites an anonymous security source "who has first-hand knowledge of the period," alleged Sept. 11 attack mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and at least one other person suffered "medieval" treatment by the CIA and were waterboarded "until the point of death."

Sep 08 13:53

No Global Warming For 215 Months

The numbers are in and the verdict is that there has been no global warming for 17 years and 11 months, according to satellite data.

Sep 08 13:49

U.S. Army Report Urges Preparations For Troops to Occupy NYC, Other “Megacities”

A U.S. Army report warns that American troops need to be prepared to enter New York City and other global “megacities” in order to prevent civil unrest, political uprisings and protect key infrastructure and natural resources in the national interest.

Sep 08 13:44

It Will Cost Taxpayers $5 Billion To Help Obama Create An ISIS Strategy

We can hear the narrative now... how can Congress turn down President Obama's demands for $5 billion to pay for a 'counter-terrorism' fund that could be used to support operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria... if they do, are they not supporting terrorism? As The Hill reports, White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterrorism fund as something that “would strengthen the hand of this president and future presidents for dealing with urgent situations like this." We await Wednesday night's unveiling of the long-awaited strategy...

Sep 08 13:43

The Unheard Story of Hurricane Katrina: Blackwater, White Militias & Community Empowerment

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Ninth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Sep 08 13:40

BP’s Oil Spill: Criminal Negligence, Thousands Sick & A Gulf Graveyard Left Behind

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on BP’s Destruction of the Gulf Over Four Years Later.

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Sep 08 13:03

DeLegitimizing Palestinians Via New Zealand

“Israel refused to accept New Zealand’s new ambassador as he is also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority. However, New Zealand is perplexed over what it sees as a sudden change to the long-standing practice.
New Zealand does not have a separate embassy in Israel as well as many other countries near it. The island nation’s embassy in Turkey has to handle ties with quite a number of nations, including Jordan, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Until recently it was also responsible for New Zealand’s relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).”

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Sep 08 12:44

Control The Food, Control The People

With a mere ten companies controlling the worlds food supplies it should give a person pause regarding, not only what we are actually eating, but what makes up what we put into our bodies. When we think of food, our minds automatically revert to nutritional items that sustain our lives and keep us healthy. Some of you may think of vegetables or grains or a well marinated steak.

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