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Jun 29 08:00

Iran, World Powers Plan To Keep Nuclear Talks Going Beyond June 30 Deadline, Official Says

The six world powers seeking to negotiate an historic agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program plan to carry on negotiating beyond a Tuesday deadline, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to leave Vienna and return to Tehran for consultations with the country's leadership on the state of negotiations, Iran said.

Officials from both sides said big differences still remained.

European Union foreign policy chief Frederica Mogherini said earlier on Sunday it was not impossible to get an accord by the self-imposed deadline but that a few extra days may be needed.

Foreign ministers from the negotiating countries were gathering in Vienna on Sunday to assess where the talks stood. They expected them to spill over into July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With these talks "spilling over" into July, the logical question I have to ask is, how long before Israel bombs the Iranian reactors with impunity, in order to make the negotiations null and void?!?

And as the country which has offered the training and technology to Iran to make their nuclear state possible, what will Russia do when that happens?!?

Unfortunately, Israel's Netanyahu is hubristic enough to not have considered this, but I would strongly caution any sane member of his cabinet to raise the question, loudly, and articulately.


Jun 29 07:54

Anger Aimed at Troika's Ruthless Neoliberalism as Greece Exit Looms

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a speech in Brussels on Monday that observers say has dramatically escalated the tensions surrounding a referendum vote in Greece next Sunday—a vote that could ultimately result in the country's exit from the Eurozone.

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Jun 29 07:48

White supremacists sign up for military to train for race war — with little pushback from Pentagon

After the horrific massacre at Charleston’s historic black church, Americans are slowly realizing the threat posed by white supremacist and neo-Nazi movements. But few know that their presence has grown within one of the most powerful institutions in America: the US military.

According to the FBI, there are hundreds of white supremacists in the US army or in the veteran community. Some analysts even estimate the number is in the thousands. In America, 203 white supremacist “extremist cases” investigated by the Bureau from 2001 to 2008 involved veterans. The problem hasn’t gone away. Neo-Nazi veteran Wade Michael Page attacked six worshippers at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in 2012.

I spent a number of years investigating how neo-Nazis and white supremacists had infiltrated the US military, with very little push back from the Pentagon, which was desperate to keep the supply of troops flowing for the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is pure codswallop to make Americans feel very afraid...very afraid indeed; to the point of doing everything their government tells them to, unthinkingly and unquestioningly.

If, in fact, this person actually did any research whatsoever, where are the numbers, please?!?

Notice that there is no hard evidence to back up anything this person alleges in this article.

IF this is not "research", then it is pure, grade-A bovine excrement propaganda, engineered to scare Americans.

And please remember; just as is the case with so many other mass casualty shooters in the US, Dylann Roof, the accused here, was on heavy psychiatric medications, which have a known history of causing homicidal or suicidal thoughts.

Please see the article here:

http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/big-list-of-drug-induced-killers/

Of course, demanding that pharmaceutical companies remove these dangerous substances from their product list would just cut into their bottom line too greatly, so that never happens. And in MY world, any drug company executive who allows such a drug to be sold, knowing its high risk, should be tried, convicted and jailed for a very long, and not in a Club Fed. But: I digress.

It has appeared to both Mike and me that someone in this country wants to see race hatred leading to some kind of a race war, and I have to pull back a bit, and ask "cui bono"?!? Who benefits?!?

Well, you have an Administration on the ropes in Washington, with its star player for the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, tanking on potential charges of corruption, gross mismanagement of the State Department, and outright lying to Congress on Benghazi, you start to feel cornered. And cornered politicians are both desperate and dangerous.

Except for the money junkies, the economy is in a mess; just ask anyone whose job was recently offshored/outsourced.

The benefit for such an administration from a national series of race riots would be to give Obama the excuse to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Law, and invoke martial law, and perhaps postpone the next election...indefinitely.

Nothing could be said about the US business-shredding Atlantic or Pacific trade deals, without imprisonment, fines, or both.

Nothing could be said about upcoming potential wars with Iran, China, and Russia.

And nothing could be said about Charlie Rangel's legislation, still sitting in the Armed Services Committee, to reinstate the draft, and draft our young women, as well as our young men.

I am noticing that on the feed from Faux News, we are being "prepped" for some kind of horrific terror incident to happen over this weekend, either domestically, or against American interests.

This could well be another "justification" for President Obama's gleeful suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Jun 29 07:48

Video: Freedom Flotilla intercepted by IDF after attempt to breach Gaza blockade

Israel intercepts & escorts Gaza flotilla flagship in ‘uneventful’ raid, other boats heading to ports of origin.

Jun 29 07:47

‘Unlawful, structurally unfair’ fast-track asylum system scrapped in Court of Appeal

Britain’s Court of Appeal has suspended the controversial detained fast-track (DFT) system, which imprisons thousands of asylum seekers each year while they appeal rulings.

Jun 29 07:45

Central Bank of Central Banks Says “The World is Unable to Fight Next Global Crash”

According to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the shadowy “central bank of central banks,” the world as it stands is incapable of combating another global financial crash – a crash that there is every reason to think is coming.

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Jun 29 07:44

'Russian Aggression' - CBS Provides a Perfect Example of Imperial Disinformation

Everything—and I mean that literally—everything in this item filed by CBS This Morning on 6.23.15 (below), is false. The object is, as usual, to sell the almost completely clueless and habitually semi-indifferent American public the idea that Russia is the new Nazi Germany, with Putin as the new Fuhrer, rampaging across Europe and grabbing, insatiably, one hapless nation after another in his march toward the conquest of the…whole Free World!

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Jun 29 07:42

California Drought So Bad, Neighbors Stealing Water From Each Other

There is simply no commodity on the planet more precious than water. Without it, life as we know it cannot exist. The human body can go without water for only three days at the most before death occurs.

Aside from the essential survival aspects, we also depend on water for many other things, such as bathing, watering our lawns and gardens, washing our clothes, and a number of other daily activities. Everyone knows this, but access to clean water is something most of us have taken for granted.

However, that is beginning to change, particularly in the Southwest region of the United States, where a drought period that has lasted for more than a decade has become a massive problem. In California, Nevada and Arizona in particular, millions of people are being affected. Experts say that the problem will only worsen over the coming years.

Jun 29 07:41

“Sewer Socialist” Bernie Sanders’ Anti-Russian Propaganda

The presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders — an anti-Russia, Israel-supporting politician from Vermont — revives an archaic feud among leftists. The old debate about “sewer socialism” is back.

In the early part of the 20th century, there was a broad movement of people in the United States who advocated the overthrow of capitalism. Among them were many revolutionaries like Eugene Debs, William Z. Foster, Lucy Parsons, and Paul Robeson.

Jun 29 07:39

Greek Contagion Spreads As Several Italian Bank Stocks Failed To Open

While things have normalized since the open thanks entirely to the SNB's aggressive EUR-buying, CHF-selling intervention (good to see that central banks have read the BIS' report and have learned from their prior intervention mistakes), earlier this morning we got a snapshot of what happens if and when the SNB, and then the ECB itself, finally lose control when as a result of the Greek crisis the contagion promptly spread a few hundred kilometers west to Italy where as the WSJ reported, "several Italian banks failed to start trading on Monday as fears over a Greek debt default induced many investors to shed peripheral stocks, including Italian, with banks suffering the most."


Jun 29 07:38

Kuwait says Friday's mosque bomber was Saudi national

Kuwait's Interior Ministry has confirmed that the suicide bomber who carried out a Friday attack on a Shia mosque in central Kuwait City was a Saudi national, Kuwait's official news agency reported on Sunday.

At least 27 people were killed – and more than 227 injured – when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque during Friday prayers.

In a press statement, the ministry identified the bomber as Fahd Sulayman Abdul Mohsen Al-Beqaa, who, it asserted, had arrived in Kuwait by air early Friday.

Jun 29 07:36

How “trade” deals destroy economies

“Trade” deals which originate in US Congress are often disastrous for economies at home and abroad.

These “trade” deals favor corporations and are devastating to people at large.

They increase the gap between the wealthy and the rich, and also wealthy and rich countries.

Here’s what one “trade” deal, NAFTA, did to Mexican agriculture.

Jun 29 07:35

Greece Done - Maybe

Greek debt talks collapse, banks close, capital controls in place and gold barley moves. The initial reaction on the Asian open was a quick $15 rise in gold and a 2% drop of the Euro against the US$. There is a sense that a last-minute deal may still be pulled off, but the general mood is one of who cares. I would suggest that there may be more nervousness than is suggested by gold’s price action and the risk to traders lies in more upside pressure. With holidays in Canada and a shortened July 4th week expect high volatility.

Jun 29 07:34

Japan's Presence in South China Sea Is 'Unacceptable,' China Says

U.S. patrols in the disputed South China Sea will be permitted but a Japanese military presence there is "unacceptable," according to a Chinese general.

"The United States used to have military bases in Southeast Asia, like in the Philippines and even in Vietnam, and they have military cooperation with Singapore, so American military presence in the South China Sea is acceptable to China," said Major General Zhu Chenghu, a professor of strategic studies at China's National Defense University. Zhu is known for his hawkish views towards the United States.

"As for the Japanese military presence, it is very difficult for the Chinese people and the Chinese government to accept it," he added.


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Jun 29 07:33

Reports: Turkey Plans to Invade Syria to Fight Kurds

On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued another vociferous anti-Kurdish speech, vowing Turkey would never allow the YPG to establish an independent state in northwestern Syria. Since then, reports are emerging that Erdogan has ordered the Turkish military to send troops into Syria to fight against the Kurds.

Jun 29 07:30

Sri Lanka's president dissolves parliament

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved parliament, paving the way for an early general election.

"The president signed a gazette notification dissolving parliament with effect from midnight today," government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.

The general election was not scheduled for another 10 months.

Mr Sirisena defeated incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa in presidential elections held in January.

The president's decision to dissolve parliament came shortly after a spokesman for the United National Party (UNP) said it had formally requested him to do so.

Jun 29 07:26

We Are All Greeks!

It’s not Greece which has failed, but rather Chancellor Merkel, Finance Minister Schäuble, the EU Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. Why should the Greek government stick with the austerity measures demanded by the EU, which have already reduced the Greek economy by a third, lowered the birth rate, raised the death rate, and increased youth unemployment to 65%? A policy that even the IMF had to admit was completely incompetent, and that the UN expert on debt and human rights condemned as a clear violation of human rights? Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s decision not to capitulate to the “shock and awe” method of the Eurogroup’s Shylocks is not only correct, but offers the chance for all of Europe to break with the insanity of the casino economy, which only serves the interests of the banks and speculators—provided however, that Germany and other countries find the courage to mobilize Europe’s moral and intellectual strengths.

Jun 29 07:24

EU chief feels 'betrayed' over Greek debt talks

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he feels betrayed by Alexis Tsipras', the Greek prime minister, suprise call for a referendum last weekend and said that "playing one democracy against 18 others is not an attitude worthy of the great Greek nation".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Awwww, poor widdle Junkcer feels weally bad!


Jun 29 07:18

Palestinians: Gaza fisherman shot dead by Israeli navy

Flashback: Israeli naval forces shot a Palestinian fisherman dead Saturday off the coast of Gaza, a Palestinian health official said.
Tawfiq Abu Riala, 32, was killed and two other Gaza fishermen were arrested, said Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman.
Note: Brave Israeli gunboats face 3 fisherman in a row boat!

Jun 29 07:15

CIA photos of ‘black sites’ could complicate Guantanamo trials

Military prosecutors this year learned about a massive cache of CIA photographs of its former overseas “black sites” while reviewing material collected for the Senate investigation of the agency’s interrogation program, U.S. officials said.

The existence of the approximately 14,000 photographs will probably cause yet another delay in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as attorneys for the defendants demand that all the images be turned over and the government wades through the material to decide what it thinks is relevant to the proceedings.

Defense attorneys said they have not yet been informed about the photographs and said it is unacceptable that they should come to light now, more than three years after the arraignment of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other defendants accused of planning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to those defending these men: a delay is what the CIA, White House, Pentagon, and State Department want!

And the reason I am certain of this is that, for some of these men, waterboarding was not the worst thing done to these men to get them to confess.

As reported in theguardian.com, on 1 August, 2005:

Benyam Mohammed travelled from London to Afghanistan in July 2001, but after September 11 he fled to Pakistan. He was arrested at Karachi airport on April 10 2002, and describes being flown by a US government plane to a prison in Morocco. These are extracts from his diary. They cut off my clothes with some kind of doctor's scalpel. I was naked. I tried to put on a brave face. But maybe I was going to be raped. Maybe they'd electrocute me. Maybe castrate me. They took the scalpel to my right chest. It was only a small cut. Maybe an inch. At first I just screamed ... I was just shocked, I wasn't expecting ... Then they cut my left chest. This time I didn't want to scream because I knew it was coming. One of them took my penis in his hand and began to make cuts. He did it once, and they stood still for maybe a minute, watching my reaction. I was in agony. They must have done this 20 to 30 times, in maybe two hours. There was blood all over. "I told you I was going to teach you who's the man," [one] eventually said. They cut all over my private parts. One of them said it would be better just to cut it off, as I would only breed terrorists. I asked for a doctor. Doctor No 1 carried a briefcase. "You're all right, aren't you? But I'm going to say a prayer for you." Doctor No 2 gave me an Alka-Seltzer for the pain. I told him about my penis. "I need to see it. How did this happen?" I told him. He looked like it was just another patient. "Put this cream on it two times a day. Morning and night." He gave me some kind of antibiotic. I was in Morocco for 18 months. Once they began this, they would do it to me about once a month. One time I asked a guard: "What's the point of this? I've got nothing I can say to them. I've told them everything I possibly could." "As far as I know, it's just to degrade you. So when you leave here, you'll have these scars and you'll never forget. So you'll always fear doing anything but what the US wants."

Folks, in the name of extracting confessions through torture for stuff people did not do, your government signed off on torture, and made it "acceptible" for inquisitors to do this, just as the Catholic church wrote off torture years ago, and made it acceptible for torturers in those times to torture people into confessing to things they didn't do.

This goes all the way up the food chain, and when President Obama made that obscene comment about "looking forward instead of looking backward" comment about the legal ramifications of torture, and that the unholy trinity of Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney would never be looking at prosecution for their crimes against humanity, you had to know that the fix was in.

The torture of Benyam Mohammed for crimes he did not commit is how the world now sees the United States of America; wicked, monstrous, vicious in its pursuit of money and resources for the money junkies, and with absolutely zero morality whatsoever.

Every time a US drone strike is called against some alleged bad guy who apparently cannot possibly be tried in a court of law (perhaps, there is no real evidence, other than the President having said, "he needs to be assassinated!") the collateral damage to the moral reputation of this country becomes highly severe.

This government kills innocent people, women, children, and the elderly medically infirm, with impunity, and wonders how and why people can become radicalized against this violence?!?

The drone strikes, coupled with the US government's support of countries where we maintain a cozy relationship with leadership which consistently brutalizes and suppresses its own people, are a radical recruiter's wet dream.

But I frankly do not believe that this has been lost on those in the bowels of power in DC. In fact, they are continuing the practice of drown strikes to create a permanent state of war in this world, where the true beneficial is the US's military industrial complex.

Jun 29 07:07

Rogue State: Israeli Violations of U.N. Security Council Resolutions

Flashback: Following is a list of United Nations Security Council resolutions directly critical of Israel for violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.N. Charter, the Geneva Conventions, international terrorism, or other violations of international law.

Jun 29 07:01

The Flotilla Question

...there should be an immediate end to the eight-year blockade which was imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel. Gaza is now little more than a huge jail for the 1.8 million Palestinians caught inside. Second, and I believe this whole heartedly, Israel should not fear the demand for respect of human rights coming from the international community - from its formal organizations as well as from the civil society effort organizing the flotilla. In fact, the entire effort is little more than a few fishing ships carrying medical equipment and solar energy grids. Ours is a civil, peaceful, unarmed, and nonviolent act. Yet the whole of Israel seems to be going through a thunder storm because of it.
Note: Israel has once again committed an act of international piracy!

Jun 29 07:00

Turns Out the US Launched Its Zero-Day Policy in Feb 2010

Zero-day vulnerabilities are software security holes that are not known to the software vendor and are therefore unpatched and open to attack by hackers and others. A zero-day exploit is the malicious code crafted to attack such a hole to gain entry to a computer. When security researchers uncover zero-day vulnerabilities, they generally disclose them to the vendor so they can be patched. But when the government wants to exploit a hole, it withholds the information, leaving all computers that contain the flaw open to attack—including U.S. government computers, critical infrastructure systems and the computers of average users.

Jun 29 06:57

Israel intercepts ship in pro-Palestinian flotilla bound for Gaza

According to a statement from Israel's military early Monday, the navy contacted the boat while it was in international waters and advised it several times to change course to avoid breaching the blockade.
The captain refused and Israel's navy boarded the Swedish-registered Marianne of Gothenburg to search it before escorting it to the port of Ashdod. According to the military, there was no need to use force.

Jun 29 06:53

China-led AIIB development bank holds signing ceremony

China has hosted the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

Delegates from 50 countries signed articles that determine each member's share and the bank's initial capital.

The UK, Germany, Australia and South Korea are among the founding members.

Japan and the US, which oppose the AIIB, are the most prominent countries not to join.

Jun 29 06:52

Israel Plans Fortified Fence for 150-Mile Border With Jordan

Israel’s security cabinet has approved extending the fortified fence along its Egyptian border into a section of the frontier with neighboring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
Note: Once again to be paid for by the tax payers of the United States.

Jun 29 06:52

57 countries set to sign on to China-backed investment bank AIIB

One of China’s biggest foreign policy successes ever will take concrete shape Monday when delegates from 57 countries sign an agreement on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing.

The founding members of the China-backed AIIB will sign articles of agreement that decide each member’s share and the bank’s initial capital.

The multilateral institution, seen as a rival to the Western-dominated World Bank and Asian Development Bank, was initially opposed by the United States but has attracted many prominent U.S. allies including Britain, Germany, Australia and South Korea. Other founding members include most Asian nations and countries from the Middle East and South America.

Japan and the United States are the most prominent nations not to have any representation in the venture. China has said it has left the door open for them to join.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will be a sucker punch to the gut for the US dollar, when things start to flow here; and this may well be an action which will heighten the US government's appetite for a very ill-conceived war against China, allegedly to prevent a positive outcome from happening here.

I am watching the "news" feed coming from "Faux news", and although they covered the Greek banking system and insolvency, albeit briefly, I never saw a word about the coming the Asian age, with China and its new financial friends, potentially leading the world, and this deal, which is huge.

Jun 29 06:50

Blockade-Busting Boat Intercepted Off Gaza Coast

In a letter to be distributed to flotilla passengers upon their arrival in Israel, Netanyahu said: “Welcome to Israel. You seem to have gotten lost. Perhaps you meant to sail to a place not far from here – Syria, where Assad’s army is slaughtering its people every day, and is supported by the murderous Iranian regime.”
Note: Israeli criminals!

Jun 29 06:49

China blasts US for ‘brazen’ human rights abuses at home and abroad

In a report that covers everything from police violence to income inequality to government surveillance, China has blasted the United States for its “grim problems of racial discrimination,” use of “cruel tortures indiscriminately,” and “terrible human rights record.”

Jun 29 06:48

Greek Banks Shut Down

Jun 29 06:47

The world is defenceless against the next financial crisis, warns BIS

The world will be unable to fight the next global financial crash as central banks have used up their ammunition trying to tackle the last crises, the Bank of International Settlements has warned.

The so-called central bank of central banks launched a scatching critique of global monetary policy in its annual report. The BIS claimed that central banks have backed themselves into a corner after repeatedly cutting interest rates to shore up their economies.

These low interest rates have in turn fuelled economic booms, encouraging excessive risk taking. Booms have then turned to busts, which policymakers have responded to with even lower rates.

Jun 29 06:46

How do you measure a military footprint?

How do you measure a military footprint? In people? Dollars? Space? This website is an ongoing attempt to map one aspect of that question -- by visualizing the location of United States military installations. This site shows the vast global sweep of the many US military bases around the world. The data comes primarily from the 2013 Base Structure Report, with a couple of lesser-known sites unearthed by journalists and geographers mixed in as well.

Jun 29 06:45

Puerto Rico is on the verge of default

While all the focus is on Greece there is another government that looks like defaulting on its debts: Puerto Rico’s.

Speaking Sunday evening the island’s governor, Alejandro García Padilla, has concluded that the commonwealth could not pay its roughly $72 billion in debts. The admission will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions, according to the New York Times.

Padilla suggests they will “probably seek significant concessions from as many as all of the island’s creditors, which could include deferring some debt payments for as long as five years or extending the timetable for repayment”.

Puerto Rico, as a commonwealth territory of the U.S., does not have the option of bankruptcy. A default on its debts would most likely leave the island, its creditors and its residents in a legal and financial limbo that, like the debt crisis in Greece, could take years to sort out, according to the Times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, who is going to be forced to pay on this default?!?

The American taxpayers?!?

And out of WHAT, please?!?

Because the American taxpayer is completely tapped out right now, and short of US police and military raids and confiscation of personal property (which may be being considered by those in the bowels of power in DC), there is nothing left.

Jun 29 06:44

U.S. military is the largest employer in the world

Travel on Uncle Sam’s dime and have taxpayers pay for your education—these are some of the perks offered by the U.S. military, and it appears its recruiting strategy is effective.
The U.S. Department of Defense has been named the largest employer in the world with 3.2 million employees on its payroll, according to the World Economic Forum.

Jun 29 06:40

BALTIMORE POLICE CALLED OUT FOR MAKING UP ‘GANG VIOLENCE’ STORIES TO SCARE PUBLIC

Remember when the Baltimore Police Department was telling all of these stories about “Bloods” and “Crips” uniting to “destroy” the city and its “heroic” police force?

Now city leaders are coming forward and calling out the police for these claims. Last Thursday several leaders publicly questioned the Baltimore Police Department as to why they issued a public warning the morning of Freddie Gray’s funeral. That warning claimed that police officers were being targeted by a united Blood-Crip alliance that would not rest until every Baltimore officer was dead.

Instead of allowing the community to mourn the untimely death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore City Police hijacked the attention and painted themselves as the victims.

Now, months later, it is coming out that the whole thing was invented. The police made it all up. They didn’t have a shred of credible evidence to support the claims they were making.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the Freddie Gray incident, the police were never the victims.

Communities now need to come together in solidarity to protect themselves and keep the peace, because it is for darned certain that the police cannot, or will not do it.

Jun 29 06:37

Lancashire Council in Britain Deals Blow to Shale Industry

Britain’s ambitions to produce natural gas from shale rock were set back on Monday when a local government rejected a company’s drilling plan.

The Lancashire County Council, in northwest England, turned down a request by the shale gas explorer Cuadrilla Resources to drill four wells at a site called Preston New Road and test them with hydraulic fracturing, which involves pumping water and other material down wells to break open the rock to allow gas to flow.

Before the vote, councilors spoke emotionally against the plan, saying that it would mar the landscape, create unacceptable levels of noise and might also saddle the county with pollution problems years down the road. The rejection was greeted with loud applause by shale opponents.

Jun 29 06:33

Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

Smart meters will cost as much as the Trident nuclear deterrent to implement, with the full cost of the scheme rising to £19bn, according to a government report.

Total lifetime costs of the programme have now risen by £2bn since 2013, according to a report by the Major Projects Authority.

In contrast, estimates of the new Trident procurement price it between £17.5bn and £23.4bn.

Surprisingly, the smart meter project has been flagged as "amber" — meaning "successful delivery appears feasible but significant issues already exist."

This is despite a number of warnings that the programme is in danger of turning into a "costly failure".

Jun 29 06:31

Greek Contagion Spreads As Several Italian Bank Stocks Failed To Open

"several Italian banks failed to start trading on Monday as fears over a Greek debt default induced many investors to shed peripheral stocks, including Italian, with banks suffering the most."

Jun 29 06:31

Citizens sign petition to ban the current American flag, issue new design with ‘rainbow’ and ‘all-seeing-eye’

Although it’s well-known that the American flag represents freedom, liberty, justice, and humanity, a portion of dumbed-down Americans believe that it should be banned or altered.

Jun 29 06:08

DHS/POLICE SAY CRIMINALS DRIVE CARS THAT'S WHY THEY'RE USING A NEW INFRARED LICENSE PLATE SCANNING SYSTEM

A new infrared police license plate reader system called the Data Driver Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDCAT) can spy on nearly a million license plates in a two-month span. DDACT's are being used in Idaho as evidenced by the above video.

Jun 29 04:04

Central Bank of Central Banks Says “The World is Unable to Fight Next Global Crash”

According to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the shadowy “central bank of central banks,” the world as it stands is incapable of combating another global financial crash – a crash that there is every reason to think is coming.

The BIS report described the threat of a new bust in advanced economies as a “main risk”... now suffering the costs of persistent ultra-low rates... which could “inflict serious damage on the financial system”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

June 28, 2015

Jun 28 21:54

Vladimir Putin on France and Europe: “NATO Member States have Renounced their Sovereignty”

“As you know, the modern world, especially the Western world, is highly monopolised and many Western countries – whether they want to hear this or not – have voluntarily given up a considerable part of their sovereignty. To some extent, this is a result of the politics of blocs. Sometimes we find it very difficult to come to terms with them on geopolitical issues. It is hard to reach an agreement with people who whisper even at home for fear of being overheard by the Americans. This is not a joke or a figure of speech.”

Jun 28 21:47

As it happened – Yanis Varoufakis’ intervention during the 27th June 2015 Eurogroup Meeting

The Eurogroup Meeting of 27th June 2015 will not go down as a proud moment in Europe’s history. Ministers turned down the Greek government’s request that the Greek people should be granted a single week during which to deliver a Yes or No answer to the institutions’ proposals – proposals crucial for Greece’s future in the Eurozone. The very idea that a government would consult its people on a problematic proposal put to it by the institutions was treated with incomprehension and often with disdain bordering on contempt.

Jun 28 21:39

140 movie sequels currently in the works

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's what Hollywood gets for blacklisting the really creative people for being independent thinkers in the 1990s! The same thing happened after the McCarthy era!

Jun 28 21:35

Israel intercepts Gaza-bound flotilla in 'casualty-free' operation

Israeli forces intercepted the Gaza-bound boat Marianne late Sunday night, in what the Israeli Defense Forces said was a short operation free of any casualties. The boat is currently en route to Ashdod port.

Jun 28 21:00

Chinese Stocks Are Collapsing, Despite PBOC Hail Mary

CHINA'S CSI 500 STOCK INDEX FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES TO 5.7%
CHINEXT - China's tech-heavy high beta 'Nasdaq' - is down 7.8% today, 20% in 3 days, and 35% from highs in early June...!

Jun 28 20:57

The Greeks for whom all the talk means nothing – because they have nothing

After seven years of a crisis that has left 26% of Greece’s workforce unemployed, 30% of its people below the poverty line, 17% unable to meet their daily food needs and 3.1 million without health insurance, it is hard to see how anything decided in Brussels or in Athens in the coming week will do much to change the lives of a large number of Greeks any time soon.

“Those that were already on the margins have been pushed right to the very, very edge, and those who were in the middle have been pushed to the margins,” said Ioanna Pertsinidou of Praksis, a charity that runs day centres for vulnerable people and offers legal and employment advice.

“So many people – ordinary, low-to-middle income people with jobs and homes and their lives on track – have seen their lives go drown the drain so fast,” Pertsinidou said. “People who never dreamed that one day they would not be able to pay their electricity bill, or feed their children properly.”

Jun 28 20:37

Ransomware slinging exploit kit targets Flash remote code execution

Attackers have added a recent dangerous Adobe vulnerability to the Magnitude exploit kit, according to respected independent malware researcher "Kafeine".

The remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2015-3113) revealed last week allows attackers to hijack un-patched machines targeting Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and XP.

Web villains designated APT 3 by FireEye sleuths are already exploiting the flaw through phishing attacks.

Now the researcher known as Kafeine says the vulnerability has been added to the Magnitude exploit kit in what is a significant elevation of risk for Flash users.

Kafeine says Magnitude attackers are using the exploit to drop the Cryptowall ransomware.

Jun 28 20:34

Facebook now harvesting the list of all the other websites you visit: total online surveillance is here

If you're one of the millions of people who have a love/hate relationship with Facebook, there are now even more reasons for hating the immensely successful social media giant.

You probably know that Facebook collects and stores your personal data and preferences to form a profile that it uses to generate advertising content targeted directly at you. But did you know that Facebook also looks at all the other websites you visit and stores that data, too? Facebook also collects your online search data along with some of the details you give to retailers when you purchase something.

Jun 28 20:31

Anti-depressant use during menopause 'raises risk of broken bones'

Women who take common anti-depressants to counter the impact of menopause may have a 76 per cent higher risk of broken bones, scientists warn.

The risk appears to last for several years after women take the drugs, leading to calls for doctors to reduce the period for which they are prescribed.

Jun 28 19:53

Postage for Pluto: A 29-cent stamp pissed off scientists so much they tacked it to New Horizons

“It was my idea to send it. For many years, people had waved that stamp around as sort of a call to arms — as a motivating graphic — ‘Not yet explored,'” Stern said in a recent interview with Astronomy magazine. “That stamp had been in so many presentations by that point, I knew it would please people to have it go along.”

Jun 28 19:32

GCHQ and NSA broke antivirus software so that they could spy on people, leaks indicate

The British and American spy agencies deliberately broke anti-virus software so that they could read the messages of their citizens, according to new leaks.

Both the NSA and GCHQ have long been said to have deliberately reversed engineer software so that they could find weaknesses in software and exploit them to read communications. But new documents show that the agencies did so to some of the most popular antivirus software, potentially exposing hundreds of millions of people to dangerous viruses, according to a report from The Intercept.

The agencies reverse engineered Kaspersky antivirus software so that they could see how it worked and ensure that it didn’t keep them from looking through computers, according to the report. They also looked through emails that had been sent to the company flagging up viruses and vulnerabilities, the Intercept reported.

Jun 28 16:26

The ECB Suddenly Has A Huge Headache On Its Hands

As that €126 billion or so of total ECB/Eurosystem claims on Greek banks were "charged off" in case of a terminal Greek "event" then the entire ECB capital buffer would also be wiped out, leaving the ECB with negative equity. Translated: dear Eurosystem members: we need more cash.

Bend over and spread 'em!

Jun 28 16:24

Ahead Of The Open: Deer In Headlight "Traders" Pray For The Plunge Protection Team To Arrive

Reasoned market analysis will have to allow for stop losses getting off-side -- or panic-struck or trying to be prudent -- traders back to neutral, the potential consequences of the markets desks of every major central bank being on high alert and prepared to act (“plunge protection teams,” to use the vernacular of the financial crisis), as well as the frustrating reality of it being Sunday evening, which means markets will open ad seriatim and only slowly.

Jun 28 16:24

Ignoring Tsipras Plea For Calm, Greeks Storm ATMs, Stores, Gas Stations

Just a few hours ago Greek PM Tsipras addressed his nation imploring then to "remain calm" and reassuring them that their "deposits were safe." It appears the Greeks did not believe him. Many were wondering where the Greek bank lines were for the past several months. Turns out the local depositors were merely waiting until just after the last minute to withdraw their funds... horde gas... and stack food. Greece, it appears is Venezuela - the new socialist paradise.

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Jun 28 16:19

Dow Futures Open Down 300 Points, 10Y Yield Tumbles 20bps As EURUSD Plunges Over 200 Pips

Buy-The-Dipping, "Greece doesn't matter", Escape-velocity-forecasting, QE-front-running, Central-Bank-believing asset gatherers everywhere must be salivating at this 'healthy correction' opportunity...

As Jonathan Krinsky ( @jkrinskygpa ) noted, this is the world's equity traders right now...

Jun 28 16:13

Euro plunges as traders head for safe havens

The euro has plunged nearly 2 per cent against the US dollar in the first signs of the market turmoil about to be unleashed by Greece's failure to agree the terms of a bailout package with its European Union and International Monetary Fund creditors.

Jun 28 16:13

Euro Drops as Tsipras’s Referendum Call Stokes Greek Exit Risks

The euro dropped more than 1 percent as trading opened in Asia Monday after Greece’s government moved the nation a step closer to leaving the currency bloc by effectively asking voters to decide on its membership.

Jun 28 16:09

Euro drops below US$1.1 as Greek exit risks grow

The European single currency dropped below US$1.1 in early Asian trade on Monday amid growing concern Greece was headed for financial collapse and a possible eurozone exit.

Jun 28 16:09

Wave of contagion expected after dramatic weekend raises ‘Grexit’ chances

Global financial markets are braced for a wave of contagion from Greece on Monday, with expected heavy losses for southern European government bonds and regional stock markets as investors scramble to discount a possible “Grexit” that most had still assumed was unlikely as late as Friday afternoon.

Greece will keep its banks closed on Monday and implement capital controls after international creditors refused to extend the country’s bailout.

“That is going to have a real big impact on markets and that will generate increased volatility,” said Ian Stannard, European head of FX strategy at Morgan Stanley in London.

Jun 28 16:08

Markets brace themselves for bumpy opening

European markets are braced for a wave of contagion from Greece on Monday, with heavy losses for southern European government bonds and regional stock markets expected as investors scramble to discount a possible “Grexit” that most had still assumed was unlikely as late as Friday afternoon.

Jun 28 15:33

Euro Exchange Rate To Dive As Greeks Rush Banks And Government Says, ‘No Cash’

The euro exchange rate is set to its one of its all-time historic lows against the United States dollar as the possibility of Greece exiting the European Union becomes more and more of a reality.

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The Asian FOREX markets just opened and the Euro is getting pounded.

Jun 28 15:25

Why I Am On Gaza Freedom Flotilla 3

I served 29 years in the U.S. Army and retired as a Colonel. I was also a U.S. diplomat for 16 years and served in U.S. Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia.

In my 2003 letter of resignation from the U.S. government in opposition to U.S. President Bush’s war on Iraq, I cited the “continuing unbalanced policies of the United States in Israeli-Palestinian issues” as one of my major concerns on U.S. foreign policy.

Jun 28 15:18

Israeli Navy preparing to take over Gaza-bound flotilla

The Navy commandos are expected to meet the four boats at an undetermined time - sometimes between the early morning hours and evening time, some dozens of kilometers from the coasts of Israel.

Jun 28 15:17

Shocking Revelation: Medical Sources Say Saudi King's Aid Cargo to Yemen Was HIV-Infected

"Tens of Yemeni citizens have been infected with deadly HIV and hepatitis viruses after using the drugs aid cargo sent by the king of the enemy state, Saudi Arabia," Yemeni Medical source Dr. Hassan Karim told FNA on Sunday.

Asked if independent international bodies have confirmed the test results, the renowned specialist lamented that the World Health Organization has also confirmed the drugs were infected with AIDS virus.

Dr. Karim said that he and Yemeni physicians have found out all the drugs had come from Saudi Arabia.

Jun 28 15:06

Pita - the main weapon of the Israeli hackers

This news has to be reread several times to believe. Israel developed the newest device for hacking computer systems. It can decrypt codes remotely and instantly. And this is Pita.
Why Pita? Maybe it's the shape of this hollow inside and a round pastry. In pita experts from the University of Tel Aviv decided to hide electronic components, which capture electromagnetic radiation and deciphering codes. And it's in the acronym PITA (Portable Instrument for Trace Acquisition).

Jun 28 14:06

The Central Bank of Macedonia has ordered the country's banks to withdraw funds from banks in Greece

"This is a temporary precautionary measures taken to prevent possible significant capital flight from Macedonia to our southern neighbor, which could lead to significant disturbance of the balance of payments and stability of the financial system", — reads the statement of the Central Bank of Macedonia.
It is noted that precautionary measures apply only to future transactions and do not affect those that already occur between the Greek and Macedonian organizations.

Jun 28 14:02

French riot police attack striking ferry seamen and migrants in Calais

The violent suppression Tuesday of a strike by sailors of the MyFerryLink company in Calais by riot police was followed with more police attacks against the 3,000 migrants detained in a camp in Calais as they try to evade law enforcement and reach the UK. Tuesday’s events stoked tensions between British and French authorities.

Jun 28 13:17

Netanyahu to Gaza flotilla: Surely you got lost and meant to help the Syrians being butchered

Israeli officials reiterated on Sunday that Jerusalem has no intention to allow the boats to reach Gaza, and that the organizers are well aware that there is a legal naval blockade of the area.

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"Legal" only in Netanyahu's mind.

Jun 28 13:09

Russian Deputy Prime Minister: GMOs Will NOT be Tolerated

Russian President, Vladimir Putin has led a strong stance against biotech and their cultivation of GM crops in his country. Now, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, has announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that Russia WILL NOT use GM crops to boost agricultural production.

Jun 28 12:50

Protests in Kiev: Who ordered them and what are the possible effects?

Some of the people observing the unfolding situation in Ukraine support the protesters. Not that they actively express solidarity with them, but the information about these protests gets widespread news and blog coverage. Some believe the protests are a provocation, and that they might even be inspired by the US Embassy in order to replace Poroshenko with Tatyana Montian.

Jun 28 12:31

Varoufakis: If Europe Wants to Humiliate Greece, Do We Need Such Europe?

If Europe is going to stop its bailout program for Greece in order to humiliate the country’s government, a question remains open whether Athens needs such a Europe, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview with the German newspaper Bild.

Jun 28 12:20

Obama ...What has he done right?

Jun 28 12:17

Israeli diplomat in Berlin: Maintaining German guilt about Holocaust helps Israel

A spokeswoman for the Israeli embassy in Berlin recently told Israeli journalists it was in the country’s interest to maintain German guilt about the Holocaust, and that it isn’t seeking full normalization of relations between the governments.

Embassy spokeswoman Adi Farjon made the comments in a closed briefing session with journalists at the embassy.

“We were all in shock,” said a female journalist present at the briefing. “The spokeswoman clearly said it was an Israeli interest to maintain German guilt feelings. She even said that without them, we’d be just another country as far as they’re concerned.”

Others present at the event confirmed the journalist’s account.

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I am not guilty of anything that happened before I was born.

Jun 28 12:15

P5+1 and Iran Have Settled Framework for Sanctions Relief Timing, Says Iranian Sources

Contrary to public posturing on the timing and pace of sanctions relief, a framework for handling this critical matter of the nuclear deal has been resolved, according to Iranian sources.

Iranian officials have on numerous occasions insisted that sanctions relief must come immediately upon the signing of an agreement. This has been at direct odds with the position of the U.S. government and its allies, who insist that relief only can come after Iran has taken numerous steps limiting its nuclear activities.

As often times is the case in diplomacy, the solution was found in a combination of a play with words and practical measures.

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"ATTACK!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jun 28 11:54

Greek debt crisis: Banks to stay shut, capital controls imposed

Greek banks will be closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says.

Jun 28 11:43

Russia to offer NASA to bring to ISS part of cargo lost on Dragon cargo craft

"We can’t tell you much right now but the Progress craft is to start off into space in a week’s time and we’ll make our proposals known to the American counterparts tomorrow," Solovyov said. "We’ll tell them which of their cargoes we could take along."
He said the Dragon cargo ship did not have any Russian cargoes aboard, as the Russian space agency Roscosmos did not have any need for using this flight to consign a payload to the ISS at the moment.
Expedition 43 currently working aboard ISS includes Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padakla and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. Korniyenko and Kelly who arrived at the ISS at the end of March are expected to stay there for almost a year - their mission will last 342 days.
In a month’s time, they will be joined by a new trio - Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, and the astronaut of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kimiya Yui will start off towards the ISS in a Soyuz spacecraft on July 24.

Jun 28 11:28

WikiLeaks will reveal on Monday new data about U.S. surveillance in France

WikiLeaks will publish on Monday new data about U.S. surveillance by France, reports channel "Russia-1" with reference to interview of the founder of the portal Julian Assange.
"Tomorrow will be published a new portion of revelations from WikiLeaks about the surveillance that the US has deployed in France", — reported in the plot of the program "Vesti Nedeli" correspondent Alexander Khabarov, who got to interview Assange.
Earlier, the head of the editorial office of the French newspaper Liberation Laurent Zhoffren stated that the new WikiLeaks disclosures will be published on the pages of its publication.

Jun 28 11:25

Greek banks will not be open on Monday

Greek banks will not be open on Monday, June 29. The decision was made to avoid the financial crisis.
Banks will not open until at least July 5 — the day of the referendum, where the citizens of Greece should speak about the offerings of creditors, according to the newspaper Kathemerini, with reference to its sources.

Jun 28 11:21

GOP 'Stay Secretive, My Friends' | Campaign 2016 video slams Hillary Clinton

Jun 28 11:17

Can your iron attack you? Kaspersky says 'yes'

Snowden’s revelations did not shock Kaspersky: after all, he was educated at a KGB-sponsored cryptography institute and worked for Russian military intelligence. He was even accused of close ties with the FSB, the KGB’s successor. Kaspersky knows we live in a world where “everybody is watching everybody.” I suppose he expected that his business would be watched by the special services and his anti-virus products examined. He even said the attack was “just a good audit” and would stimulate the company to develop better security software.
What really worries Kaspersky is the fact that vacuum cleaners, mixers, fridges, smart TVs and even watches are now becoming dangerous. This week, speaking to journalists at a conference in St. Petersburg, he said that these devices would become a new source of cyber threats for humankind. “Everything that has an internet connection, everything that might be connected to the internet, will be hacked sooner or later,” he said.

Jun 28 11:13

Doctor Liza necessitates lifting Donbass blockade

Executive director of Fair Aid Charity Fund Elizaveta Glinka known as Doctor Liza necessitates lifting Donbass blockade.
«Cancel blockade! Give children a chance to survive. No food, no medicaments for the poorest and the unhealthiest», - Elizaveta Glinka wrote in her Twitter micro blog.
Besides she informed that another group of children went from Donbass to Russia on recreation. There are 18 of children, escorted by mothers.
«The only available corridor for taking out diseased is given by Russia», - Doctor Liza stressed.
In June 18, the Ukrainian government launched new pass-control system in Donbass territory. Regarding new rules, medicaments, as well as goods can be brought as a humanitarian help. Bus service between Ukraine and Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics is prohibited too.

Jun 28 11:06

Fearmongering as usual: FBI, Homeland Security issue Independence Day terror threat warning

US federal authorities have issued a terror threat warning to local law enforcement officials nationwide for the July 4 holiday, according to an anonymous US official cited by local media.

Jun 28 10:03

Liar, Liar! Mainstream Media Won’t Like This One

People back home ask me; “Why are you on Putin’s side?” Well, a simple browser function called a “screenshot” speaks volumes on that. I don’t like lies, and especially those that get people killed.
Russia’s staggered economy, Putin bent on an arms race, these and other rumors have now been fed to Americans for 18 months, and with scarcely a whimper of “foul” or of “hey wait a minute” even from citizens. And my colleagues and friend carry on, as if this does not matter. Well it does matter! If they will swallow this, then there is no hope for a free America. You know the rest of the story from the history books.

Jun 28 09:58

‘The American Century’ has Plunged the World Into Crisis. What Happens Now?

U.S. foreign policy is full of corruption and has not done the world well. Continuous war is inevitable if we continue to follow these same policies. Can we change this for the better?

Jun 28 09:58

Armenian activists do not accept president's offer

Activists protesting against electricity price hike have not accepted the offer by President Serzh Sargsyan.

Member of “No to Plunder” initiative Vaghinak Shushanyan said they do not consider this a victory and will continue the struggle. He added that Baghramyan Avenue will be closed, since the Armenian authorities did not meet any of their demands.

Serzh Sargsyan neither canceled the decision to rise electricity price, nor promised to hold accountable the law enforcers for their illegal actions on June 23.

In a statement made earlier on Saturday, the Armenian leader said the government will absorb the electricity price hike before the end of evaluation conducted by an international company.

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The rate hike is just an excuse. This still feels like another US covert overthrow in progress. And if the Armenians think the cost of living is high now, wait until they see what it is under a new US puppet government!

Jun 28 09:54

Scientists Detect Mysterious Warming in U.S. Coastal Waters

Oceanographers are puzzled by an accelerated burst of warming sea that threatens the fisheries of the American Atlantic coast.

Meanwhile, off the US West coast, scientists report that they have been baffled by a mysterious “blob” of water up to 4°C warmer than the surrounding Pacific, linked to weird weather across the entire country.

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Pop quiz: How many active volcanoes and thermal vents are on the floor of the world's oceans? Don't know? Don't feel bad; it's a trick question. Nobody knows. Nobody knows how many active volcanoes and thermal vents there are on the floor of the world's oceans. And they don't know if the source of the "warm blobs" in the Pacific and Atlantic are caused by newly erupting geothermal events on the ocean floor, for two reasons. One, it is very difficult and dangerous to get close to an active undersea volcano, more so than an active volcano on land. Second, these scientists are probably being funded to focus on finding some way to blame the warming on humans, to support the carbon tax agenda.

Jun 28 09:46

FBI Files Dig Up Shocking Dirt From Top Obama Adviser’s Past That Could Explain A Lot

The Obama adviser’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was also a communist according to FBI documents obtained by Judicial Watch. The agency considered him a potential Communist saboteur, who was to be arrested in the event of a war with the Soviet Union.

According to Judicial Watch, Jarrett herself is a “liberal extremist” who, like the president, had strong ties to Frank Marshall Davis — a member of the Communist Party with an extensive FBI file.

Obama wrote about his mentor “Frank” (Marshall Davis) in his best-selling memoir Dreams From My Father(2005). He mentioned him 22 times in the book by his first name, with various other references as well. The president wrote about a conversation he had with Davis in the late 70’s as the young man prepared to leave Hawaii to go to college on the Mainland.

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Frank Marshall Davis was Obama's true biological father. He met Obama's mother while attending the University of Hawaii, and paid for his schooling as a part-time pornographer. Obama's mother was one of his models. Obama is a 60s love child.

Remember when Obama talked about his father's service in WW2? Neither Soetero nor Obama sr. served in the military, but Frank Marshall did.

The confusion over Barack Obama's birth certificate comes from a common practice in the 60s where a man marrying a woman who already had a baby would not bother with the legal adoption process, but merely ask for a new birth certificate with the correct name to be issued. That was the source of the "birther" nonsense.

More at Obama the love child?




Jun 28 09:34

Officials From 65 Countries Met at a Security Summit in 'Isolated' Russia

Delegations from more than 60 countries, including Japan, China, India, Switzerland, Serbia, Spain, and Greece are attending the conference in Ulan-Ude, which runs from June 24-25. The United States was invited to attend, but declined the invitation, TASS said.
According to the Russian Security Council’s press service, there are several issues on the agenda at the summit. These include international cooperation in the fight against global terrorism and extremism; the issue of fresh water as a strategic resource for the sustainable development of international security; and Russia’s role in ensuring biological safety in the international sphere.

Jun 28 09:32

After 15 Years of Killing Journalists Pentagon Writes It Into Manual

Having liberally assassinated journalists in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya Pentagon has done the logical next step and openly wrote the practice into its code of conduct...

The fact is US military - the armed force of the “land of the free and the home of the brave” believes in murdering civilian non-combatants.

Jun 28 09:27

Flash!!! Daily Mail Makes Stunning Geographical Discovery

Fresh on Senator Imhofe’s revelation of the previously unknown Russo-Ukrainian mountain range, the Daily Mail has discovered, and photographed, the recently discovered Mordovian Sea.
In a breathless piece “Russia has rehearsed an invasion of SCANDINAVIA which, if carried out, would prevent NATO from reinforcing the Baltic states, claims US security report” quoting the recently-upgraded-to-“security expert” Edward Lucas, the paper captions the above photo “Invasion: Zubr-class hovercraft, deploying marines during Zapad-09 in Mordovia during Russia’s rehearsals for occupying part of the Baltic states”.

In the previous world, Mordovia was a land-locked republic in Russia which didn’t even have a big river...

Jun 28 09:27

Greek Crisis Moving Fast as Emergency Measures Considered

The European Central Bank (ECB) began discussions on Sunday to extend emergency financial support for Greece as the country moves forward with a referendum on a proposed bailout, at the same time as its current bailout speeds to a June 30 expiration.

Jun 28 09:25

GREECE: GOVERNMENT ‘PRINTING DRACHMAS’

Jun 28 09:22

Obama: We Need To Help People Overcome Their Religious Beliefs

This veiled call to arms indicates that the war on conservatives is truly going hot. He has labeled religious people as backward and a hindrance to all others.

Jun 28 09:21

WHO SAID THE WAR IN GAZA WAS OVER?

Israel shoots four boys enjoying evening walk in Gaza

Jun 28 09:21

From Kosovo to Crimea — Tales of Referendums

To President Obama it is irrelevant that the vast majority of Crimean citizens want to belong to Russia. His hatred of Russia and especially of President Putin has tipped any balance he may have displayed and is now extreme to the point of being malevolently insulting. He is increasingly intent on confrontation and has stated that the decision of the citizens of Crimea to accede to Russia is illegal. The White House announced that "We reject the 'referendum' that took place today in the Crimean region of Ukraine", and Obama declared "I again call on Russia to end its occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea".

Jun 28 09:21

#SailingToGaza ~~ THE BASTARDS TRY TO STOP US AGAIN

Passengers of the Freedom Flotilla III bound for Gaza have announced that one of the boats, named Juliano after the co-founder and director of The Freedom Theatre, Juliano Mer Khamis who was assassinated in 2011, has been sabotaged. Divers damaged the boat’s propellers, causing it to take in water and the boat barely made it into port in Greece before it sank. On Saturday June 27th, passengers reported that the flotilla was followed by an unidentified patrol boat and a military aircraft.

Israel has engaged in a massive campaign to prevent the flotilla from reaching Gaza, threatening the participants in a similar fashion as during earlier attempts to break the illegal siege on Gaza. In 2010, Israeli troops attacked a similar flotilla in international waters, killing ten of the activists onboard and detaining many others.

Jun 28 09:15

FX Brokerages Move To "Close Only" Ahead Of Monday Open

Upcoming risk - Instruments moving to 'Close Only' mode

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing Greek debt negotiations, and ahead of a potential announcement over the weekend that could lead to high volatility on the market, please be informed that we have decided to decrease your risks by temporarily moving all Instruments to 'Close Only' mode, from 22:30 GMT+3 on Friday the 26th of June 2015, until 00:30 GMT+3 on Monday the 29th of June 2015, trading terminal time.

Please take this information into consideration whilst making your trading decisions.

Jun 28 09:14

Walmart refuses to make confederate flag cake; does make ISIS battle flag cake

This is the perfect example of them controlling your Freedom!
I was originally going to do a story on how Amazon will still sell the Nazi flag, but not the Confederate. Then i seen this footage and thought, It speaks for itself! So, Walmart will make a ISIS Cake No Problem, But if it comes to the Confederate, Forget about it!
People better wake up before the Old Red, White and Blue get banned, and they will Still be making ISIS Cakes! SICK!

Jun 28 09:08

Amsterdam Scraps Twin City Plan With Tel Aviv

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Thursday scrapped the vote, which had been scheduled for July 1, according to TV5, because of opposition to the gesture by his own Labor Party, the Socialist Party, GreenLeft and the Party for the Animals.

Jun 28 09:01

Virginia Democrats gave away tickets to a Hillary Clinton speech

The Democratic Party of Virginia was giving away free tickets to an event featuring Hillary Clinton on Friday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is a bad sign!

And no, I would not go to a Hillary speech even with a free ticket.

An earlier version of the story said there were 8000 empty seats!

Jun 28 08:59

BDS: The New Enemy

Looking around, three letters popped up: BDS. They denote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, a worldwide campaign to boycott Israel because of its 48 year-old subjugation of the Palestinian people.
Ah, here we have a real threat, worse than the Bomb. A second Holocaust is looming. Brave little Israel facing the entire evil, anti-Semitic world.

Jun 28 08:59

Iraq Residents: ‘We Know America is Providing ISIS with Weapons & Food’

The people of Iraq are increasingly blaming the United States for the spread of ISIS in their country, a Wall Street Journal report reveals.

While interviewing Iraqi refugees in a tent city in Baghdad, journalist Yaroslav Trofimov discovered that a growing number of residents believe ISIS is receiving direct support from the American government.

“We all know that America is providing ISIS with weapons and food, and that it is because of American backing that they have become so strong,” said Abbas Hashem, a 50-year-old who recently fled Ramadi.

Others, such as prominent lawmaker Alia Nusseif, made equally striking comments, accusing the US of using ISIS as a proxy army to split up the country.

“We don’t have any trust in Americans anymore,” Nusseif said. “We now think ISIS is being used as a tool by America to divide and weaken Iraq.”

Jun 28 08:56

The Forgiven Holocaust

... Liberals, Zionists, and "responsible" conservatives now occupy a rhetorically Hitlercentric universe, in which Nazism is the measure of all evil and Roosevelt is redeemed by his determination to crush Germany. The stain of guilt for Nazism constantly spreads - to ordinary Germans, allies of Germany, neutrals, isolationists, Swiss bankers, and Pius XII himself ... Everyone and everything is measured on a single scale, which might be called the Hitler Continuum. But there is not corresponding Stalin Continuum. Those who aided and defended and celebrated Stalin at the height of his crimes incur no guilt or obloquy. To have dreamed the Communist dream is evidence of idealism, not guilt or even irresponsibility.
Note: As always it is only Jewish lives that matter!

Jun 28 08:55

Could this be YOU? Everyday Americans, including trained professionals and bosses, reveal how easily they fell into masses of debt - and have been left with no escape

They are Americans from all walks of life and every corner of the country - but are united in debt.

The people pictured in the portraits below have all laid bare their personal finances - revealing the sometimes-crippling amounts of money they owe.

One business owner borrowed $250,000 to fund a laundromat, and is now struggling to shift it - while others have been struck by illness, fraud and what they admit is 'frivolous spending'.

Others owe more modest amounts - often from college fees and credit cards - but have varying levels of optimism about how they will ever pay it back.

All are featured in The Debt Project, a series of photographs by artist Brittany Powell, aiming to investigate how people come to borrow and owe such life-changing amounts of money. Each is accompanied by a hand-written note.

Jun 28 08:53

TPP Trade Agreement Sleight of Hand: It Was Soooo Easy to Distract The American People With A Confederate Flag Flap and then Sell Us Into Slavery Again!

while America was distracted by a contrived, pre-planned Confederate flag distraction, the U.S. Congress forfeited the entire American economic future by quietly passing so-called “fast-track authority” which will allow President Obama to approve the TPP “free trade” agreement.

The TPP, as you may have heard, outright surrenders U.S. sovereignty to multinational corporations, handing them total global monopolies over labor practices, immigration, Big Pharma drug pricing, GMO food labeling, criminalization of garden seeds and much more. In all, the TPP hands over control of 80% of the U.S. economy to global monopolists, and the TPP is set up to enable those corporations to engage in virtually unlimited toxic chemical pollution, medical monopolization, the gutting of labor safety laws and much more.

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Jun 28 08:53

Greece: The system versus the people

So what a wonderful system the European Union in its utter wisdom has created for the people of the Old Continent in general and the Greeks, Portuguese and Spanish in particular. A North-South divide, the Haves and the Have Nots, a two-speed, two-tier continent of the Rich and the Poor. Two Lands, Two Peoples, One Leader. Deutschland über Alles!
It is a not just a shame the way Europe has treated Greece, it is a scandal. Even more so, the callousness and sheer disrespect that everyone from Government officials to the media to the common person in the street have shown towards Greece and the Greeks, labelling them "irresponsible", "lazy" and "spendthrifts", an attitude so clear to see in the derogatory and insulting acronym PIGS given to Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain.

Jun 28 08:51

Russia to ban Coca-Cola and Pepsi

Russian State Duma deputies offer to ban Coca-Cola and Pepsi import to Russia in addition to the food embargo. Igor Zotov claims that the beverage producers fund main political forces of the US.
Russia limited food import from countries imposing sanctions against it for a year in 2014. These are: the US, Canada, Australia and Norway. On Thursday Russia has extended embargo till August, 2, 2016.
"In order to support actions of the Russian President and Government regarding countersanctions, we offer to impose restrictions on The Coca-Cola Company ? PepsiCo, which are the official sponsors of the Republican and Democratic Party of the US, and thus advocate extension of the sanctions against Russia," Zotov said.

Jun 28 08:49

35% suicide surge in Greece after austerity measures

The austerity measures in Greece generated a surge of suicides.
The number of suicides has increased by 35% for the last two years.
Bond obligations, increase of expenses in comparison with the incomes of the citizens often lead to depression and despair amid the population and instigate further suicides.
Charles C. Branas, MD have tracked the suicide rate in Greece for more than 30 years and found out that the highest monthly rates occurred in 2012.
"The passage of new austerity measures in June 2011 marked the beginning of significant, abrupt and sustained increases in total suicides (+35.7%) and male suicides (+18.5%)," the investigators write.
The tendency can be tracked in the country since the beginning of the EU economic crisis in 2008.

Jun 28 08:47

CNN Mistakenly Spots ISIS Flag At London Pride, Doesn't Notice Banner Is Made Up Of Dildos And Butt Plugs

When did CNN stop being a news channel? On April 15th, 2014, when the network held a panel discussion on whether Malaysian Airlines flight 370 fell into a black hole.

Yet on Saturday the broadcaster surpassed that nadir, running an "exclusive" segment on the “unnerving sight” of the Islamic State flag at a Pride event in London.

The “ISIS flag amongst a sea of rainbow colours was spotted by a CNN international assignment editor,” said the anchor, gravely.
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CNN International’s Lucy Pawle was hastily brought to the phone to discuss the implications of the terror symbol at the LGBT event.

What the journalist failed to notice was that the letters on the flag were made up of an assortment of sexual devices, including dildos, butt plugs and whips.

Jun 28 08:41

International flotilla sets sail with Canadians on board to break Israel's economic siege on Gaza

four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip, which is running on its 9th year, sailing as always from international waters directly into Palestinian waters.

Jun 28 08:41

The Money Myth Exploded

“Mr. Oliver, as our banker, your only occupation on this island will be to look after our money; no manual labour.”

“I shall, like every other banker, carry out to complete satisfaction my task of forging the community's prosperity.”

“Mr. Oliver, we're going to build you a house that will be in keeping with your dignity as a banker. But in the meantime, do you mind if we lodge you in the building that we use for our get-togethers?”

“That will suit me, my friends. But first of all, unload the boat. There's paper and a printing press, complete with ink and type, and there's a little barrel which I exhort you to treat with the greatest care.”

They unloaded everything. The small barrel aroused intense curiosity in our good fellows.

“This barrel,” Oliver announced, “contains a treasure beyond dreams. It is full of... gold!”

Jun 28 08:40

Number of refugees from Ukraine exceeding 900,000, says UN report

Number of Ukrainians who have fled to neighboring countries after the outbreak of the armed civil conflict in Donbass in spring 2014 has exceeded 900,000 and most of them have found shelter in Russia, of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said in a report on Friday.
Information from governmental sources in the host countries suggests that the overall number of refugees seeking shelter or looking for other legal forms of residence in neighboring states has reached 900,300 people and most of them, or 746,000 have headed for Russia. Country of destination number two for them is Belarus where 81,200 refugees have arrived, the report indicated.

Jun 28 08:39

What happened when Portugal decriminalised drugs?

Economist Films: For 20 years The Economist has led calls for a rethink on drug prohibition

Jun 28 08:38

Black student: Why I support the Confederate flag

CNN's Hala Gorani speaks to Byron Thomas, an African-American student

Jun 28 08:38

Black southerner talks of His Pride for the Confederate Flag

H.K Edgerton - The True South Through My Eyes

Jun 28 08:37

Kurdish forces drive ISIL terrorists out of Kobani: Report

Kurdish forces have succeeded in pushing the ISIL Takfiri terrorists from Syria’s strategic town of Kobani, near the border with Turkey, a report says.

Jun 28 08:37

Hillary Clinton now fleeing the public and reporters after being outed as Bride of Frankenfoods

But there's an even bigger issue, one that may be the real reason why she hasn't been answering any questions from journalists in more than a month and is now going to great lengths to hide from reporters.

Hillary has been outed as the "Bride of Frankenfoods" -- her cozy relationship with Monsanto, a company widely regarded (and rightly so) as "the most evil corporation on the planet."

Jun 28 08:36

Argentine court orders seizure of Falklands/Malvinas ‘illegal’ oil drillers’ assets

Argentina has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to foreign drilling companies operating in the vicinity of Falklands / Malvinas Islands, saying they have failed to obtain the necessary permissions from Buenos Aires to conduct exploration.

A federal judge in Tierra del Fuego, Lilian Herraez, has ordered authorities to seize the assets of five companies drilling for oil in the Falklands worth $156 mn. The measure was ordered following a request of a prosecutor from the Office of Economic Crime and Money Laundering (PROCELAC).

According to the prosecution, the order to seize assets was issued for “illegal activities of exploration, search and eventual extraction of hydrocarbons in proximity to the Falkland Islands” because the companies in question failed to obtain permits issued by “the competent authority in Argentina.”

Jun 28 08:35

Saudi Arabia Thwarts UN Emergency Aid for Yemen

The memo indicates that the pledge was a calculated move on the part of the Saudi government to monopolize the aid and control where it goes and when. According to VICE, the letter alarmed many aid workers who say that it was too vaguely worded, thereby giving Riyadh leeway for further delays.

"It’s really unusual for a single donor to have any substantive role once they contribute funds, let alone negotiate individual MoUs with agencies," an anonymous official involved in the Yemen response told VICE.

He also noted the UN’s acquiesce to Riyadh’s stipulations.

Jun 28 08:34

‘We don’t need EU permission’: Greek parliament ratifies bailout referendum

As an equal member of the EU, Greece does not need to ask permissions from anyone to let the Greek people speak and have their voices heard, PM Tsipras told his parliament, promising that the state’s sovereignty and future will be decided via referendum.

Referendums have been used all across Europe as a way for people to directly express their will and have their voices heard, and Greece is fully in its right to conduct one PM Alexis Tsipras said during a late-night debate in parliament.

Jun 28 08:34

Cutting Edge: Confessions of an Undercover Cop (2011)

..."Mark Stone" infiltrated and snitched on environmental and leftist activist groups

Jun 28 08:33

Calls for Director of Public Prosecutions to quit after Mail on Sunday forces U-turn over Lord Janner trial

The Director of Public Prosecutions was facing calls to quit last night as her decision not to prosecute alleged paedophile Lord Janner was dramatically overturned.

The legal U-turn came just days after The Mail on Sunday revealed that the Labour peer had made secret visits to Parliament despite medics claiming he was too ill to be questioned by police.

Jun 28 08:33

Police files on child sex abuse at Gordonstoun school have vanished

Official files on police investigations of child abuse at Gordonstoun, the school in the Scottish Highlands that educated the Queen’s sons and Prince Philip, appear to have gone missing or been destroyed.

In a case investigated by the Observer, a teacher named Derek Jones seriously sexually assaulted a number of children attending the junior school around 1990. He was twice questioned by police in the following years after the children told their parents what had happened. Files were forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal, Scotland’s prosecution service, but it was decided not to prosecute. The files would normally be retained, but Scotland’s Crown Office says they now cannot be found.

Jun 28 08:30

MK Ghattas to Netanyahu: Keep security forces away from flotilla

Joint Arab List MK Basel Ghattas sent a written message to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Sunday, warning to keep security forces away from the flotilla in which he is taking part, meant to break the Israeli naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

"Command the security forces to allow us to enter Gaza and avoid the use of force," read the letter from Ghattas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's government would be smart to let the flotilla through and defuse the situation. Sadly, Israel's government is not smart, they are arrogant and conceited and they will make the wrong call on this (again).

Jun 28 08:28

Armenian president suspends increase in electricity prices

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has suspended an increase in household electricity prices in a bid to end protests in the capital Yerevan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Scaring the politicians can actually work! :)

Jun 28 08:27

ECB Says "Greek Bank Holiday Now Necessary"

Earlier this morning we noted that the ECB has now frozen the ELA cap for Greek banks in the wake of PM Alexis Tsipras' move to call for a euro referendum and the Greek parliament's vote to allow the poll to go ahead.

Jun 28 08:26

Guinea Quarantines Coastal Towns to End Ebola

Guinea authorities have implemented a quarantine this week aimed at finally ending the spread of Ebola in the country's coastal region, the one area where the virus continues to claim lives.

Jun 28 08:25

“Assholes ruin everything”

Most people just want to improve their lives, but some aren’t happy unless everyone else is miserable.

Jun 28 08:24

Protests against electricity price hike continue in central Yerevan for sixth day

Mass protests against the increase in electricity prices continue in the Armenian capital for the sixth day. The protesters promise to give an answer on Sunday to the proposal by the country’s president Serzh Sargsyan on the audit of the Electric Networks of Armenia distribution company. Until its completion, the government is ready to cover the costs connected with the rise in electricity prices.
Meanwhile, the protesters in central Yerevan declined the president’s proposal. According to Vaginak Shushanyan, one of the organizers of the No to Robbery public initiative, the authorities didn’t not meet any of the requirements put forward by the protesters. Nevertheless, Shushanyan promised that the participants in the protests would give their answer regarding the president’s statement by Sunday evening and announce their future plans.

Jun 28 08:20

Seoul’s policies responsible for growing tension in Korean Peninsula - DPRK committee

North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (CPRF) says the policies of Seoul are responsible for the growing tension in the Korean Peninsula. The organisation, which supervises in Pyongyang the inter-Korean relations, reacted to South Korea’s announced sanctions against Taiwan companies suspected of arms sales with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
In the Committee’s statement, published on Sunday, the organisation criticises South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye as she was unwilling to respond to Pyongyang’s peace initiatives and developed further the military cooperation with the United States and Japan under the pretext of a "nuclear threat from the North" and "violated human rights" in the DPRK.
These activities of Park Geun-hye and her allies, the statement reads, "damage greatly the relations between the North and the South and develop further the tension in the Korean Penisula."

Jun 28 08:18

Hillary Clinton Exposed, Movie She Banned From Theaters Full Movie

Jun 28 08:16

Greeks Line Up at Banks and Drain ATMs as Tsipras Calls Vote

Greece’s banks may need an injection of fresh emergency funds to operate Monday as people rushed to pull out money after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum that could decide his country’s fate in the euro.

Jun 28 08:16

More than a third of Greek ATMs run dry for a while on Saturday

More than a third of automated teller machines across Greece ran out of cash on Saturday before they were replenished as Greeks pulled out money on fears their country was set to crash out of the euro, three banking sources said.

Jun 28 08:15

Shock vote on terms of bailout pushes Greek banks to the brink of meltdown as long queues form at country's cashpoints

Greek banks were on the brink of meltdown last night after the shock announcement that its crisis-hit government would hold a referendum on the terms of a fresh international bailout.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The referendum will include the option of leaving the EU.

Jun 28 08:13

Iran never sought nuclear weapons - president

The Islamic Republic of Iran ahs never strived for obtaining nuclear weapons, the country’s President Hassan Rouhani told a meeting with commanders of the national armed forces on Sunday.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has never been and will never be after building destructive and inhumane weapons," Press TV quoted him. He reiterated the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme.
"When the enemy attempts to present false perceptions of Iran to the world, we should, in return, make our utmost efforts to clear these wrong perceptions," President Rouhani said.
He pointed to Iran’s proposal World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE), which was adopted by the United Nations in the form of a resolution, saying that the approval of the resolution went a long way in countering the false images of Iran, Press TV reported.

Jun 28 08:13

'Plan B' looms after Greece and Europe fall out

With Greece's creditors refusing to extend its bailout, attention has turned swiftly to preventing massive capital flight as worried Greek citizens pull cash from ATMs.
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Fears that the banks may not open Monday have prompted the European Central Bank to meet but officials say it will be up to Greece to stem an outflow that has already reached dangerous levels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not to put too fine a point on it, but that money in the banks is the property of the Greek people and neither the banks for the government have any right to say they cannot have it!

We are seeing the latest chapter in what has become a global repeating pattern. Private central banks crush a nation with artificially created debt, and when the system collapses, as it always must, they stick the people with the losses!

Jun 28 08:08

Thousands march in Honduras to demand resignation of president

Thousands of angry, torch-bearing Hondurans marched on Friday to call for the resignation of President Juan Hernandez and demand an independent probe into one of the worst corruption scandals in the country's history.

Some 25,000 protesters chanted slogans against Hernandez as they marched to the presidential palace from a poor neighborhood in the capital, past a commercial zone filled with malls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are politicians about to become an endangered species?

Jun 28 08:07

New NSA whistleblower suspected behind French president surveillance leak

American and European security agencies are reportedly investigating a possible new whistleblower behind the WikiLeaks publication that exposed alleged NSA spying on top French officials, including three presidents.

The website on Tuesday released what appear to be classified NSA documents alleging the US agency spied on three successive French presidents: Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and incumbent François Hollande.

Responding to the report, Hollande called such activities unacceptable, while the French justice minister said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden could be offered symbolic asylum in the country. US President Barack Obama assured his French counterpart the US hadn’t spied on him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We would never DO anything like that! Honest! Really, you are just being silly!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 28 08:07

Donetsk militia registers 13 violations of ceasefire by Kiev’s military

Ukraine’s military violated 13 times the ceasefire regime in Donbass over past 24 hours, Defence Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Saturday.
In the town of Gorlovka in Ukraine’s east a civilian was killed, the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime said on Sunday.

Jun 28 08:06

Many conflicts cannot be solved without Russia - German foreign minister

German’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in an interview with Welt am Sonntag, published on Sunday, spoke about the role of Russia in settlement of international conflicts, including the one around the Iranian nuclear programme.
"Russia has its own interests in having that conflict settled," he said. "Till now, the Ukrainian crisis has not affected the position of the Russian Federation at the negotiation table. This conflict [around Iran’s programme] is one of the conflicts in that region, which cannot be settled without Russia."
The foreign minister also shared thoughts about the role of Germany.
"We should not overestimate our abilities and should not demonstrate muscles," he said. "the international community trusts us and is expecting our political and diplomatic steps regarding major conflicts. We should not reject this responsibility."

Jun 28 08:02

The Biggest Con Job in World History - Wall Street!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very long documentary, three hours, but worth bookmarking and watching later.

Jun 28 08:00

Draghi Freezes Greek ELA, Varoufakis Tells BBC "Looking At Imposing Capital Controls, Closing Banks"

With Greece having gone past the point of no return, things are now escalating very rapidly, and moments ago the BBC's Nikc Sutton tweeted that the BBC's Mark Mardell was told the Greek government will be "looking overnight at imposing capital controls and closing banks on Monday."

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Jun 28 07:50

'We Won't Get Tired': Riot Police Deployed in Armenia as Protests Over Electricity Hike Rage On

As night fell on Friday, reports emerged that buses with riot police had arrived at a major street in Yerevan where nearly 20,000 protesters had gathered to demand a reversal of a 17 percent price hike that is set to kick in on August 1. The protests are being referred to on social media as the Electric Yerevan demonstrations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of another covert US overthrow.

Jun 28 07:49

'Nein Danke' - smaller German firms see U.S. trade deal as threat

Martina Roemmelt-Fella, who owns a small, family-run turbine manufacturer in Bavaria, should be a cheerleader for a trade deal between Europe and the United States that promises to ease the flow of goods and services across the Atlantic.

But instead she fears the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being hammered out between Brussels and Washington will give too much power to big multinationals at the expense of small companies like hers.

"The proposals are being negotiated behind closed doors with the help of 50 or 60 big corporates," said Roemmelt-Fella, whose firm is one of the thousands of small and medium-sized companies known as the 'Mittelstand' that account for 89 percent of Germany's exporters and form the backbone of the economy.

Jun 28 07:48

DHS & FBI Warn of July 4 Islamic Terror Attacks

“US Officials Warn of ISIS Attacks on July 4,” By Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu, Jewish Press, June 27th, 2015 (thanks to Claude):

Americans’ fear of the ISIS is turning terror into the major election issue

ISIS prepares for U.S. Independence Day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The US or Israel will stage a false-flag attack to get Americans all hot and bothered to make war on whoever the US and Israel want war to be made on, mostly as a distraction from the globval debt-based eocnomy starting to implode!

That this article is being pushed by Pam Geller tells us it is just more Muslim-bashing propaganda!

Jun 28 07:42

SpaceX CRS-7 Launch problem

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Itty bitty glitch at 23:44. :(

I expect Russia will have a supply rocket to the ISS to cover the shortfall within days.

(sigh) I miss the days when the US could still do this kind of thing!

Jun 28 07:25

On This Day in History - Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated

In an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is shot to death along with his wife by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on this day in 1914.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although the war started between Austria-Hungary and Serbia , it quickly shifted to focus on Germany, whose industrial capacity was seen as an economic threat to Great Britain, who saw the decline of the British Pound as a result of too much emphasis on financial activity to the neglect of agriculture, industrial development, and infrastructure (not unlike the present day United States). Although pre-war Germany had a private central bank, it was heavily restricted and inflation kept to reasonable levels. Under government control, investment was guaranteed to internal economic development, and Germany was seen as a major power. So, in the media of the day, Germany was portrayed as the prime opponent of World War One, and not just defeated, but its industrial base flattened. Following the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was ordered to pay the war costs of all the participating nations, even though Germany had not actually started the war. This amounted to three times the value of all of Germany itself. Germany's private central bank, to whom Germany had gone deeply into debt to pay the costs of the war, broke free of government control, and massive inflation followed (mostly triggered by currency speculators) , permanently trapping the German people in endless debt.

When the Weimar Republic collapsed economically, it opened the door for the National Socialists to take power. Their first financial move was to issue their own state currency which was not borrowed from private central bankers. Freed from having to pay interest on the money in circulation, Germany blossomed and quickly began to rebuild its industry. The media called it "The German Miracle". TIME magazine lionized Hitler for the amazing improvement in life for the German people and the explosion of German industry, and even named him TIME Magazine's Man Of The Year in 1938.

Jun 28 06:29

Admire US Declaration of Independence? Then LIVE those ideals; they require YOU to exist

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” - US Declaration of Independence, 1776

Matt Damon reads five minutes of Howard Zinn on the necessity of civil disobedience in the face of obvious government crimes (Dr. Zinn, a history professor and author, was a leader in protest of US obvious unlawful war on Vietnam):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2li9E_94MA

With informed consent, the 99.99% would freely choose to live the self-evident ideals of the Declaration of Independence:

All humans are created equal under God, with unalienable rights that include our lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Government exists to secure our inalienable rights from God.

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