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CURRENT EVENTS

Mar 28 05:47

Germanwings jetliner catastrophe: The first antidepressant drug-induced mass murder of the skies?

It's not unusual for pilots to fly planes into terrain in flight simulators

Mar 28 04:24

Israel says to release Palestinian tax funds

Move welcomed by the US which has been at odds with Israel over recent actions

Occupied Jerusalem: Israel said Friday it will release hundreds of millions of dollars in tax funds it has withheld from the Palestinian Authority as a punitive measure.

The United States swiftly welcomed the move, which could help disarm tensions with Washington and the international community after a polarising Israeli election campaign.

“We welcome the decision of the prime minister of Israel to release withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority,” said US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke.

“This is an important step that will benefit the Palestinian people and will help stabilise the situation in the West Bank.”

(*I'm still in the 'We'll See' stage , on this one .)

Mar 28 03:13

Another Phase of Ukraine’s Statehood Crisis: US Embassy Involved in Showdown between Tycoons

The Ukraine’s government is losing independence unable to stop the internal fight between the clans of tycoons. For instance, the current stand-off between Ukrainian big business tycoon Igor Kolomoisky, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Region (one of the most important regions of the country) and President Petro Poroshenko was stopped only after the US embassy directly interfered to support the head of state. Poroshenko would not dare launch an open attack against Kolomoisky or, all the more, fire him without Washington’s say so.

Mar 27 18:32

A Lack of Clean Water and Sanitation in the Philippines Kills 55 People Every Day

Water contaminated by sewage is a serious issue in the Philippines. The country's National Sewerage and Septage Management Program (NSSMP) says around 55 people die every day in the country of nearly 100 million because more than 90 percent of the country's sewage is not collected or treated properly. Only 10 percent of the country's population has access to piped sewage systems; and the NSSMP says that many Filipinos who have toilets "do not have septic tanks; many septic tanks have open bottoms; and most septic tanks are not regularly desludged and the septage removed is not treated and disposed of properly."

Mar 27 18:32

Where Americans moved in 2014, in one map

Balmy Florida and booming North Dakota were two of the most popular places for people to move in 2014, according to census data.

Mar 27 16:30

US General Recommends ''Shielding'' Terrorists In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In what should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the Syrian crisis, the top US commander in the Middle East, General Lloyd Austin, has apparently recommended that the US military “shield” the new death squad terrorists being trained by the United States who are soon to be deployed across the country.

Gen. Austin told Congress on Thursday that he was currently waiting on the White House's response to his recommendation...

Mar 27 16:13

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday over the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

"Finished!" Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the decision was read out late Friday. "It couldn't be better than this."

Mar 27 16:08

Now Oregon Democrats Want Background Checks on Private Gun Sales

Because, you know, the majority of criminals who seek to get guns to commit crimes always follow every other law that isn’t their gun crimes, like completing a background check.

Mar 27 15:31

In the District of Menace with the 3-headed Mad Dog in the Toilet Bowl.

We're on the verge of something. I don't know if anyone else is feeling what I am. Let me try to describe it. It is a giddy state of heightened sensitivity. It is uncomfortable now and again but... I am told it is always like this during the transitional stages; transitional stages of what? Aye... that's the question. It's difficult to process but... not as difficult as it was a couple of weeks ago (grin). I'm guessing this has less to do with the world situation than it does with a collective elevation in consciousness. We've talked about this before, these weird periods of high end resonance that feel like chaos to many and which I think are responsible for all kinds of unfortunate incidents world wide because a lot of people find it difficult to process them. I guess it is a lot like GHB. You get serious highway action that is attributed to something else and all kinds of fatal accidents, where the victim is unable to come back and tell you how he/she came to not be here anymore.

Mar 27 15:27

This US State is on the Verge of a Silver & Gold Revolution!

Everybody that goes off the dollar gets attacked. No wonder they are doing a big military exercise with Texas as the enemy!

The state of Texas is now considering a piece of legislation regarding gold & silver which would be nothing short of revolutionary if passed.

As we recently observed, the “brilliant” elites in DC are currently in full retreat across a broad spectrum of international issues. From being routed on the issue of a Russia/China-led bank in Asia, to having their IMF storm-troopers thrashed in eastern Europe, it’s wonderful to see them with their tail between their legs on such a regular basis!

Make no mistake, others have taken note of these defeats here in the States, and it has given them hope.

Mar 27 14:30

'Hospitality Ambassador’ Violently Beats Homeless Man To The Ground

Violent footage emerged on Thursday that appears to show a hospitality ambassador for a Berkeley downtown business association attacking a homeless man, who was blamed for the incident and later charged with a count of misdemeanor battery.

Mar 27 13:48

The Truth About the Recent Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreaks

Mainstream media measles madness appears to have subsided, as most overly-hyped fear-based propaganda campaigns do.

But measles isn't the only "vaccine preventable" disease that has been rearing its ugly head lately.

Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, has been making the news lately, as there are small outbreaks, well...all over the place.

Why isn't the mainstream media hyping this one up like it did measles?

Let's explore some possible reasons.

Mar 27 13:48

Israel to resume tax revenue transfers to the Palestinian Authority

After months of freezing tax revenue transfers as punishment for the Palestinian Authority's application to the Rome Statute, Israel announced on Friday that it will release the money to the interim government in Ramallah.

The announcement was made in a press release by the Prime Minister's Office just before sundown Friday.

This past January, Israel froze the transfer of some NIS 500 million in tax collections to the Palestinian Authority.

The move came as a protest of the formal application for membership of the International Criminal Court that was filed on Friday on behalf of the “State of Palestine.”

Mar 27 13:01

Man Jailed for Swearing During 911 Call, After Police Allowed his Mother to Die

In an almost unbelievable case out of Georgia, 58-year-old Boyd Green was arrested and jailed for swearing during a 9-1-1 call. Green was arrested after police allowed his elderly ill mother to die by refusing his numerous requests to perform a welfare check on her.

Green never once raised his voice during the call and simply uttered the phrases “damn bullshit” and “sorry damn asshole” in reference to police actions, or rather inaction, that resulted in the death of Green’s 83-year-old mother.

Georgia law prohibits the use of “obscene, vulgar, or profane language with the intent to intimidate or harass a 911 communications officer,” and the vague language of the law that allowed police to jail Green.

Mar 27 12:17

Lawmakers Approve Execution By Firing Squad: “Faster and More Humane Than Botched Lethal Injections”

Numerous states have suspended death sentences indefinitely citing difficulty obtaining the right drugs and the inhumanity of some lethal injection doses. Utah, however, doesn't intend to let death row inmates get away with murder.

Mar 27 11:37

Ted Cruz’s claim that there has been ‘zero’ global warming in 17 years earns him three Pinocchios.

“Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.”
–Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex,), “Late Night with Seth Meyers” interview, March 17, 2015

Mar 27 11:37

Australia's 140 top polluters will set their own limits for future pollution virtually penalty free, according to the Government's latest Direct Action policy paper.

The Federal Government is building towards the launch of its flagship climate change initiative, the Emission Reduction Fund (ERF), in mid-April.
As part of that it has released a consultation paper outlining "safeguards" to ensure the big polluters do not offset emissions saved through the ERF.

Mar 27 11:32

33 Strange Facts About America That Most Americans Would Be Shocked To Learn

Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States? Did you know that Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury? Did you know that if you have no debt and also have 10 dollars in your wallet that you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans?

Mar 27 11:18

VIDEO: POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN… MASTURBATING AT STARBUCKS

A police officer was caught masturbating at a table in a local Starbucks. The Camden Metro Police officer is accused of performing the act inside a Camden County Starbucks in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. The incident occurred last year but Lt. Benito Gonzalez pleaded guilty to lewdness charges Monday.

Mar 27 11:12

Ohio cop forged paperwork to obtain full-auto rifle gets community service, probation, instead of decades behind bars.

Initially charged with crimes that could have brought him up to 65 years in federal prison, former Ohio sheriff’s Maj. Eric Spicer, found guilty in December of illegal possession of a machine gun, will get 5 years probation.

Mar 27 11:08

US CONFIRMS INVOLVEMENT IN COORDINATING SAUDI ATTACK ON YEMEN

The White House has confirmed today that they are in contact with the Saudi Arabian government, and coordinating with them on the ongoing attack and pending invasion of Yemen. The scope of US involvement in the war is still being fleshed out, but for now, President Obama has authorized the Pentagon to provide “logistical and intelligence support” to the Saudis, according to National Security Council officials.

Mar 27 11:07

Breaking News - Shopping mall near Pentagon evacuated after a bomb threat

A shopping mall in suburban Washington, DC was evacuated on Friday afternoon after authorities received an anonymous bomb threat.

A phone call placed at around 12:30 p.m. ET prompted officials to empty out the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City as a precaution, and law enforcement officials were still investigating on the scene 80 minutes later, according to local reports.

Mar 27 11:03

5 facts you need to know about Yemen and its conflicts

One of the poorest and most violent countries in the Middle East, Yemen is also an area of strategic importance for regional players – and some of the world’s most dangerous terror groups. RT explains the underlying reasons behind the nation's conflicts.

Mar 27 11:01

Real Patient Medical Statements, These Are PRICELESS

Sometimes, going to the hospital can be a bit harrowing. But to hear some of these people tell it, you’d think it was more like a laugh factory!
Here’s a list of some of the funniest patient medical statements we’ve ever seen. Think they’re insured under Obamacare?

Mar 27 11:01

Obama’s Revenge: In Shocking Breach, US Releases Israeli Military, Nuclear Secrets

Obama may have just taken his intended revenge against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A critical, top-secret 1987 Department of Defense document detailing Israel’s nuclear capabilities has been declassified by the Pentagon.

Mar 27 10:58

Beating Animals Breaks Law. Now Trying to Expose It Does, Too

An undercover video taped in 2012 showed Idaho dairy workers beating cows, prompting criminal convictions. State lawmakers responded -- by banning undercover videos.

Mar 27 10:57

Pro-Aborts Not Content Just to Kill Babies – Now They’re Doing THIS!

Violence is the hallmark of the abortion industry. Those who kill babies in the womb have perfected the art of intra-uterine murder in many ways. But now it seems pro-abortion supporters have taken their violence to a new level.

Mar 27 10:43

33 Strange Facts About America That Most Americans Would Be Shocked To Learn

Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States? Did you know that Apple has more money than the U.S. Treasury? Did you know that if you have no debt and also have 10 dollars in your wallet that you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans? Did you know that by the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately40,000 murders on television?

Mar 27 10:43

Ron Paul: How Will the Yemeni Civil War End?

This idea that we can run an Empire with military threats, missiles, and economic sanctions is a fallacy.

The Civil War in Yemen is rapidly expanding. We have been forced to close our embassy and military base located there. It is now clear that Obama’s optimism for fighting terrorism in Yemen was misplaced. It hardly sets a standard for dealing with constant conflict and chaos throughout the Middle East.

So far the various factions that we have supported over the years have been poor choices, as usual.

Hopefully someday our government officials will wake up. The counterinsurgency doctrine that was supposed to be the answer to all our military shortcomings is a total failure.

Mar 27 10:25

Arizona Wants Doctors to Tell Patients that Abortions Can Be “Reversed”

Doctors in Arizona might soon be required to tell women that abortions can be "reversed." As the Washington Post reports, the Arizona legislature just passed a bill that is the latest in state-based attempts to ban women from using their own health insurance to pay for abortion. What makes this bill especially Orwellian is this attempt to force doctors to put the stamp of medical authority on the fantastical belief that women en masse are regretting their abortions hours after getting them and are miraculously getting them reversed through heroic interventions by Christian doctors.

Mar 27 10:25

Apple CEO Tim Cook to donate his entire fortune to charity

APPLE CEO TIM COOK IS GIVING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CHARITY.
Cook, who is close to becoming a billionaire, says he will pay for his nephew's college education, then donate the rest of his wealth to philanthropic projects, according to Fortune.

Mar 27 10:08

Texas Bill Would Make It Illegal for You to Film a Cop Beating You

Section 38.15 of the Texas Penal Code makes it an offense to interrupt, disrupt, impede, or otherwise interfere with "public duties," including those being exercised by a police officer. That's the law pretty much everywhere, of course, but the question that has arisen in recent years is whether you are "interfering" (etc.) with a police officer just because you are recording what he or she is doing.

Mar 27 10:07

Lincoln VS Obama: One Freed Slaves and The Other Freed…

Desertion is a very old story in the history of armies and armed conflict. Soldiers deserted from the Continental Army, from the Union Army, from the American armies in World War I and World War II — yet those armies fought on, fought well, and prevailed. An army can survive desertion, so to hear that Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion hardly represents an existential crisis for the military or its character. In fact, it is to the Army’s credit that it has charged Bergdahl in the face of prevailing political winds.

Mar 27 09:43

Algeria not to join Saudi invasion of Yemen: FM

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra says Algiers will not get involved in the Al Saud regime’s military invasion of Yemen, calling for dialogue among all Yemeni political parties in order to resolve the crisis.

Mar 27 09:37

Elon Musk: Burning Fossil Fuels Is the 'Dumbest Experiment in History, By Far'

?Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and chairman of SolarCity, and the guy who dreamt up the hyper loop, says we shouldn't need an environmentally motivated reason to transition to clean energy. We're probably going to run out of oil sometime; why find out if we can destroy the world while we do it, if an alternative exists?

Mar 27 09:31

More Than $23 Million Raised at LA Israeli-American Council Gala

More than 1,100 prominent Israeli-American community supporters and philanthropists from across the country raised $23.4 million at the Israeli-American Council (IAC)’S Seventh Annual Gala March 8 in Los Angeles.
Note: Another 50 million was raised for the Wiesenthal museum.

Mar 27 09:29

2 US Warships Are Now Parked In The Red Sea Ready to Respond In Yemen

WEBMASTER ADDITION: ... or be sunk by Israel to blame on Iran!

Mar 27 09:24

Woman shoots up McDonalds after they forgot to put bacon on her burger.

Comedy Central found humor in a woman who shot at a McDonald's after employees failed to put bacon on her hamburger.

Mar 27 09:24

Indiana has officially passed the religious objections bill that allows businesses to not serve people if it opposes their religious beliefs

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay people.

Mar 27 09:23

BEX ALERT - German media: Germanwings co-pilot did it for Allah

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Protect the airline, protect airbus, protect the pharmaceutical industry, and as long as we are at it, support the terror propaganda!

Mar 27 09:21

Why would a 28-year-old co-pilot intentionally crash his plane, killing 150 people?

In one of the most bizarre incidents regarding air travel since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Mar 27 09:11

Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews To Be ‘Organized as Mafia’ Against Anti-Semitism

During the evening’s festivities, fellow Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg also reportedly announced that the Wiesenthal Center had raised another $50 million towards the construction of its long-delayed and controversial Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. The project has been dogged by a litany of problems, including two architects who have resigned as well as long-running protests that museum is being partially built on top of the historic Muslim Mumilla cemetery.
Note: Tax deductible so you are paying for it!

Mar 27 09:10

Wikileaks leaks text of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mar 27 08:22

The Latest: Duesseldorf hospital had Germanwings co-pilot as patient; no depression treatment

A Duesseldorf hospital says the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9525 had been a patient there over the past two months.

Duesseldorf University Hospital said in a statement Friday that Andreas Lubitz last came to the hospital for "diagnostic evaluation" on March 10. It declined to provide details about his condition but denied German media reports that it had treated the 27-year-old pilot for depression.

Mar 27 08:01

Israelis Vs. Jews

The Alternative Right is perhaps overly impressed with the use of “cuckold” as an insult, but no other word so accurately describes the behavior of the Republican Party and mainstream conservatives in response. Speaker John Boehner was willing to insult the President of the United States in order to fête Benjamin Netanyahu, but he did it on the very day he utterly betrayed his own constituents by surrendering on Obama’s unilateral amnesty for “undocumented migrants” (or what the Israelis call “illegal infiltrators.”)

Mar 27 07:58

SECRET TRADE PACT WOULD ALLOW FOREIGN CORPORATIONS TO SUE U.S. FOR DAMAGING INVESTMENT “EXPECTATIONS”

A new free trade agreement being pushed by the Obama administration could allow foreign corporations to challenge American laws and regulations before international tribunals. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (pdf) (TPP), being negotiated between the U.S. and governments throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific region, includes a provision authorizing companies to sue the U.S. government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and damage their business opportunities.

Mar 27 07:50

BEX ALERT - Pat Robertson Explains Why The Germanwings Jet Crashed: 'Was The Pilot A Muslim?'

Christian televangelist Pat Robertson suggested on Thursday that the co-pilot's decision to crash Germanwings Flight 9525 could be explained if he was a Muslim.

Mar 27 07:47

Netanyahu's Spying Denials Contradicted By Secret NSA Documents

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday vehemently denied a Wall Street Journal report, leaked by the Obama White House, that Israel spied on U.S. negotiations with Iran and then fed the intelligence to Congressional Republicans. His office's denial was categorical and absolute, extending beyond this specific story to U.S.-targeted spying generally, claiming: "The state of Israel does not conduct espionage against the United States or Israel's other allies."

Mar 27 07:44

The Case Against 'Jews Only!'

It’s within Canadian Young Judea’s legal rights, apparently, to exclude a non-Jew, as it is probably within the rights of many other Jewish camps, schools, and educational programs to do so. But I hope an institution that means so much to me might rethink a policy grounded in a vague, hypothetical, and likely factitious fear, rather than in actual experiences.
Note: Jews can exclude other but other may never exclude a Jew. Had enough yet!

Mar 27 07:25

Occupied Congress doing the (Chosen) People’s Business

As the following articles from the this week show, Congress is busy conducting the people’s business — the “chosen” people’s business, that is. First, the House of Representatives has established a bipartisan task force to combat anti-Semitism around the world. If there is one thing that will break the gridlock in Washington, it is a chance to demonstrate subservience to Jewish campaign paymasters. I wish that were hyperbole, but it’s just a plain fact.

Mar 27 07:23

Is It Time for the Jews to Nuke Europe?

There’s a threat lurking within Europe, waiting to rise and strike innocent people. It’s captured headlines and become an international concern. Panic is starting to build and many now wonder if they are safe to travel out in certain areas.

Are we talking about radical Islam? Not quite. Apparently Europe’s biggest problem isn’t Islamic terrorism or the terrifying consequences of mass immigration. . .it’s anti-Semitism!

Mar 27 07:21

6-year veteran Falmouth police chief indicted on 73 criminal charges

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced the arrest and indictment of a former chief of police in Falmouth.

A Franklin County grand jury indicted Mark Lane Posey, of Cynthiana, Tuesday on one count of abuse of public a trust over $10,000, one count of theft by unlawful taking, one count of theft by deception under $500 and 70 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, yeah; let's give these guys guns, disarm the public, and tell them it's okay to shoot innocent Americans!

What follows are the principles of police conduct, as set out by Home Minister Robert Peel, at the establishment of the Metropolitan (London) Police Force in 1829:

1. The primary function of the police is the prevention of both crime and disorder.

2. The actions taken by the police are entirely dependent on approval by the people and their acceptance.

3. The maintenance of the rights and dignity of citizens is of utmost importance and the police are to garner voluntary assistance form the people in the maintenance of law and order.

4. The use of physical force by the police will not help in getting cooperation. In fact, it will achieve the opposite.

5. The police will earn the favour of the people by being a completely impartial force, rather than pandering to popular opinions.

6. Only when polite verbal communication with people fails to achieve the desired results of law and order should the police revert to the use of physical violence.

7. In essence, the police and the public are the same. The former is just a paid extension of the latter to completely focus on securing the welfare of their kind.

8. All actions taken by the police need to be focused on doing their prescribed duties without threatening the judiciary and its powers in any way.

9. The real test for the police is not the method in which results achieved but the results themselves, which is the absence of crime and instability in the society.

HOW FAR THE POLICE HAVE FALLEN!

Mar 27 07:11

MASS VIOLENCE LINKED TO PRESCRIPTION PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS - A RESOURCE PAGE

From SSRIstories above - List of school shootings known to be linked to SSRIs Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Colombine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold's medical records have never been made available to the public.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather's girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the report that Andreas Lubitz was being treated for depression, the bizarre circumstances of his suicide now start to make sense!

UPDATE: Duesseldorf University Hospital admits that Andreas Lubitz has been a patient for the last two weeks, but now says he was not being treated for depression. Corporate media is back to pushing that her was a secret Muslim carrying out an act of terror, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...

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Mar 27 06:20

US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program

Smith, who heads the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, reportedly said he thinks this is the first time the US government has officially confirmed that Israel is a nuclear power, a status that Israel has long been widely known to have despite being undeclared.

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

Mar 27 06:16

Why Are We Literally Eating Demon-Shaped Dead Food in This Society?

No, this isn't a Halloween gimmick. Our society is steeped in death culture.

It was bad enough when it was just nutritionally void, genetically modified, and filled with dangerous additives and other excitotoxic and potentially carcinogenic chemicals... but now we're literally going to shape our food like little Satan heads and label it "demons" too?

Mar 27 06:05

Orwell and Kafka Do America: How the Government Steals Your Money – “Legally,” of Course

Due process and rule of law have been replaced with “legalized” looting by government in America.

Mar 27 06:00

How Hillary Clinton Is Responsible for Overthrowing Ukraine and Provoking War with Russia

In this video Luke Rudkowski does deep researching into Hillary Clinton’s connection with her foundation CGI and the current pro western backed Ukrainian government. We get in the field accounts, videos and aerial footage of how Ukraine is now violating the cease fire after it was announced it will get lethal aid by the U.S.

Mar 27 05:56

The Price of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since the Last Financial Crisis

Since the depths of the last recession, the price of ground beef in the United States has doubled. Has your paycheck doubled since then?

Even though the Federal Reserve insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has been on an unprecedented run over the past six years. In early 2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was hovering near 2 dollars. In February, it hit a brand new all-time record high of $4.238 per pound. Even just 12 months ago, the price of ground beef was sitting at $3.555 per pound. So we are talking about a huge increase. And this hits American families where they really live...

Mar 27 05:52

Huge Asteroid to Fly by Earth at 37,000 Kph on Friday

A 1,000 meter-wide asteroid is heading towards Earth this week – and its course will reach its closest point to our planet on Friday, according to NASA.

Mar 27 05:30

BYE-BYE Sen. Dirty Harry Reid

to retire at end of his term

Mar 27 05:24

Video shows motorist pulled from car, beaten by officers

Mich. -

More than 50 people have marched outside the Inkster police department to demand the firing of two white officers involved in the aggressive arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car and punched in the head many times.

Mar 27 05:23

Senior police official in Fresno, California, arrested on drug charges

involved in conspiracies to distribute oxycodone, marijuana and heroin.

Mar 27 05:09

Justice Dept watchdog report alleges several Drug Enforcement Administration agents attended "sex parties" with prostitutes paid for by local drug cartels

Further, agents received "money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members,"

Mar 27 05:00

Suicidal/homicidal Flight 9525 co-pilot locks captain out of cockpit before crashing plane carrying 149 others full speed into mountainside

Officials work from black box 'transcript' containing dialogue from the flight's last 30 minutes

Mar 27 03:48

Fears of martial law as special ops set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians who've been deemed HOSTILE in massive military exercise

Headlines like Freedom Outpost's 'Operation Jade Helm—military trains for martial law in American South-west' abound across the Right-leaning blogosphere and Info Wars warns that Jade Helm is simply 'an effort to test the effectiveness of infiltration techniques' on the American public. 'They're having Delta Force, Navy SEALS with the Army trained to basically take over,' Info Wars' Alex Jones said Sunday. 'Texas is listed as a hostile sector, and of course, we are...We're here defending the republic.'

Mar 26 19:18

What's next in police state America? Why armed TSA police of course!

The NY Times reported the union that represents the TSA renewed its push for armed agents at checkpoints of the nation's airports. Using a violent attack by a machete-wielding taxi driver in New Orleans as an excuse. Another pilot allegedly crashed a plane on purpose with 150 people on board, why doesn't the TSA demand yearly psychological and polygraphs exams of pilots? Why don't they set up random DUI pre-flight checkpoints of pilots nationwide? What about tired pilots that fall asleep in the cockpit? Police state America knows pilots would strike and air transportation would come to a halt.

Mar 26 18:32

Salesforce won't travel to Indiana over religious freedom law

Soon after Gov. Mike Pence signed the religious freedom bill into law Thursday, Salesforce.com founder and CEO Marc Benioff announced on Twitter that he would no longer send employees or customers to Indiana.

Mar 26 18:31

Lawyer who Defends Corporations Accused of Creating Toxic Pollution Sues Neighbor for Smoking Inside his own House

When she’s not defending corporate polluters accused of releasing toxic substances, Nessa Coppinger is in court suing her neighbor for smoking in the privacy of his own home.

Mar 26 18:19

The real reason research blaming black poverty on black culture has fallen out of favor

This year marks the 50th anniversary of sociologist-turned-US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's 1965 study, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. Generally referred to as the Moynihan Report, it primarily blames black poverty on "ghetto culture," failure to marry, and absent black fathers, in an analysis that was instantly controversial and is still debated today.

Mar 26 18:18

This Sign Is Angering Liberals; Should It Go Up All Over America?

Just a few decades ago, America was anti-communist and fought valiantly in the name of freedom and democracy.

But when you look at the facts today, communism didn’t die with the U.S.S.R. Instead communists are alive and well in America, they’ve just changed their party affiliation to Democrat.

Mar 26 15:54

How to deal with Israel’s stooges

Stuart Littlewood views recent attempts by Israel’s stooges in Britain to bully academic institutions into cancelling events on the grounds that the events will feature Israel critics or examine Israeli behaviour.

Mar 26 15:43

Whoops! DC Delegate Demonstrates How NOT to Park

Silly politicians and their antics...

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton appeared to have quite a struggle maneuvering her vehicle into a parking spot yesterday.

An observer watched in bewilderment as Holmes, 77, forced her way into a spot in the corridor of New Jersey Avenue Southeast between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings.

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Mar 26 14:54

Parents Must Sign Permission Slip Before Kids Can Eat Oreos

There are 18-wheelers with brake problems, hungry bears just stumbling out of hibernation, and lawnmowers that suddenly shift into reverse. And then there’s the unparalleled danger of Double Stuf Oreos. Thank goodness this teacher requires parents to sign off on cookie consumption—if they dare.

Mar 26 14:45

Police Implement New Policy to Treat Everyone as Criminals: When a Cop Stops You, Hands Must Go Up

Drivers as well as their passengers in Topeka Kansas will soon be subject to a new policy requiring everyone to put their hands up during police stops.

Mar 26 14:43

Germanwings jetliner catastrophe: The first antidepressant drug-induced mass murder of the skies?

The Mirror (UK) is now reporting that "Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz 'suffered burnout or depression' a few years ago, a former classmate has claimed."

The reported behavior of Andrea Lubitz is eerily similar to SSRI-drug-induced school shooters who have carried out mass murders in the United States (see detailed list below). In case after case, school shooters have been found to either be on prescription antidepressant drugs or have been recently taken off them, causing withdrawal side effects.

What U.S. school shootings and the Germanwings mass murder have in common is a dissociation from reality where individuals often think they are "playing a video game" and don't realize their actions are literally harming other people in the real world.

Mar 26 14:08

Pesticide Lobbyist Refuses to Drink Glyphosate After Claiming It’s Safe to Drink

A lobbyist and public relations consultant for the pesticide industry refused to drink a glass of Monsanto’s weed killer “Roundup” after labeling the substance safe to drink.

Mar 26 14:04

Audit: Border Patrol agents paid overtime for instructing CrossFit

Whistleblower information about the misuse of “administratively uncontrollable overtime” by some U.S. Border Patrol agents has been confirmed, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.

Mar 26 14:02

As Saudi Arabia and Allies Continue Airstrikes, Sorrow and Rage in Yemen

Saudi Arabia discusses deploying as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes in operation receiving coordination from the Pentagon and supported by Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain

Mar 26 14:00

Top government scientists say no to vaccines for their kids

Call in the FBI and DHS. Surround Los Alamos Labs with tanks. Lock the place down.

Mar 26 13:47

The Opponents of Free Markets

In spite of a seemingly endless number of examples to the contrary, we continue to be confronted, even in 2015, with the widespread idea that technological innovation can destroy jobs and wealth.

Mar 26 13:40

Globalist Wars Killed Over 2 Million People in Last Decade

U.S. wars initiated at the behest of a global financial elite killed more than 2,000,000 people, according to a report published by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Mar 26 11:38

2007 NBC News Report Predicts We’ll All Be Microchipped, Tracked, and Traced Everywhere We Go by 2017

So in just two years’ time, we’re all set to be microchipped, iris scanned, facially recognized, and fingerprinted everywhere we go for just about any reason including buying stuff just like in the movie Minority Report.

Isn’t it clear yet we are all being herded like cattle in one big technocratic open-air prison?

Mar 26 11:18

Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot deliberately crashed plane, officials say

German authorities also say "that we have to assume" that Flight 9525 "was deliberately activated for a crash," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. "This is hard to comprehend for most people. Nobody can imagine this."

The French government has asked the FBI to help investigate the crash, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

A search is underway for the plane's second "black box," the flight data recorder, which could shed more light on the plane's final minutes.

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Too many people are assuming too much based on insufficient information. Without the digital flight recorder, nobody knows what the co-pilot did or did not do to the flight control instruments. There is a real rush to judgement happening here.

Mar 26 11:15

Mass-killer co-pilot who deliberately flew Germanwings plane into a mountain after locking captain out of cockpit had to STOP his training because he was depressed and suffering 'burnt-out'

The Germanwings pilot who deliberately crashed into a mountain killing 150 people had to stop his training because he was suffering from depression and 'burnout', it emerged today.

Andreas Günter Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit before ploughing the Airbus A320 into the French Alps at more than 400mph.

The chilling final moments of the doomed jet were revealed by French prosecutors who said Lubitz's sole aim was to 'destroy the plane'.

It has since emerged that the 28-year-old was forced to postpone his pilot training in 2008 because of mental health problems, with a friend saying he was 'in depression.'

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This feels like EgyptAir 990 all over again.

Mar 26 11:00

11 facts about gun violence in the United States

It's pretty hard to count up all the guns in the United States, especially given how varied different states' licensing and registration policies are. A 2012 Congressional Research Service report estimated that there were 310 million civilian guns in 2009: 114 million handguns, 110 million rifles, and 86 million shotguns. The Small Arms Survey, which measures gun prevalence internationally, estimated that there were 270 million in 2007. The latter estimate suggests there were 88.8 guns for every 100 people in the US in 2007; there were about 307 million people in the US in 2009, which would mean the CRS estimated there were more guns than people in America.

Mar 26 10:59

The Unbelievable Children’s Book on Abortion You Have to See to Believe

This one is jaw dropping. Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life you have got to see how insane and ridiculous this is.
An associate professor of art wrote a children’s book in which a little (3 year old) boy has been taught that his Mother had an abortion before he was born.

Mar 26 10:15

Watch This GENUIS Democrat Congresswoman Try And Park a Car

You seriously will not believe the parking job of a Washington D.C. Congresswoman.
There’s always the joke about women drivers but this woman takes the cake and apparently her ‘entitlement’ as a legislator leads her to believe she can park whatever way she wants.

Mar 26 10:15

Congressman: Releasing Wolves In Urban Environments Would Solve Homelessness

Alaska Representative Don Young (R) is well known for is sharp tongue and gruff personality. On Thursday, he suggested that if you let loose wolves in some congressional districts, they “wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore.”

Mar 26 10:03

Who was Andreas Lubitz? Germanwings co-pilot who 'intentionally killed' 150 passengers in deliberate Alps crash

Members of the Montbaur flying club where Lubitz renewed his glider license last month said he was pleased to have gained a job with Germanwings.

"He was happy he had the job with Germanwings and he was doing well," longtime club member Peter Ruecker, told AP. "He was very happy. He gave off a good feeling."

Ruecker said that Lubitz had a girlfriend. "I can't remember anything where something wasn't right," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the quote marks around 'intentionally killed'. People are already doubting this story. As this article indicates, there was no indication of a man ready to commit suicide and take 150 people along with him. The story of a suicide/mass murder is the product of this single French Prosecutor who is grabbing his fifteen minutes of fame with sensational claims which newspapers and TV are eager to parrot to attract audience. But not all the parts of the story are substantiated just yet. That the cockpit door was closed is a given, because of security rules. But since the digital flight recorder for the aircraft has not been recovered, there is no factual basis to claim that Lubitz intentionally altered the flight controls, or was even conscious in the cockpit. As other media have reported, the cockpit voice recorder only hears the sounds of the Captain outside the cockpit trying to get in. There are no recorded noise from within the cockpit. Hopefully the DFR will be recovered in a usable condition soon.

There is one other aspect we should look at. There have been previous crashes of airlines blamed on suicidal pilots, such as EgyptAir 990. But behind the headlines of a crazed lone-nut pilot there were indications that EgyptAir 990 was carrying a cargo to Egypt (along with high-ranking Egyptian military officers) that a third party did not wish to arrive. One major clue to the real story of that crash is that a special deep-salvage company that is an expert in toxic and radioactive cargoes was called in to recover something from the wreckage of the plane. So, it will be interesting to keep an eye on the cargo manifest for the A320.

Mar 26 10:00

Ted Cruz compares climate change activists to ‘flat-Earthers.’ Where to begin?

OK, so Ted Cruz said something, and we went back and forth about whether or not we should address it because it's just baffling. But then we figured, yes, even the baffling things deserve some sort of response.
In an interview with The Texas Tribune, Cruz talked about climate change. Specifically, he said this, as transcribed by the Huffington Post's Kate Sheppard:

Mar 26 09:59

Pro-Illegal Amnesty Democrat Holds “Spanish-only” Meeting, Then THIS Happened!

Democrat Illinois Rep. Louis Gutierrez came to a California university recently to hold a “Spanish language only” rally. But, as Top Right News reports, things didn’t go as planned.

Mar 26 09:20

US MILITARY SEXUALLY ABUSED AT LEAST 54 COLOMBIAN CHILDREN

U.S. soldiers and contractors have not been prosecuted for sexually abusing Colombian girls because of diplomatic immunity. U.S. soldiers and military contractors sexually abused at least 54 children between 2003 and 2007, according to a report commissioned by the Colombian government and the FARC. ?

Mar 26 09:20

Welfare Makes America More Entrepreneurial: Research shows that when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks.

In 1988, Ronald Reagan traveled to the Soviet Union and gave a speech at Moscow State University, making the case for capitalism. America’s secret, he argued, was its entrepreneurs, whose “courage to take risks” was responsible “for almost all the economic growth in the United States” and much of its technological edge. This risk-taking was made possible, he continued, by economic freedom, which he associated with “limited, unintrusive” government.

Mar 26 09:19

One sentence that perfectly explains how out of control money in American politics is

If you wanted a single sentence to sum up the state of our modern campaign finance system, it would be hard to do better than this one from the Washington Post's Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger:

Mar 26 09:13

33 Strange Facts About America That Most Americans Would Be Shocked To Learn

Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States

Mar 26 09:12

Narcotics dog hospitalized after ingesting meth

A Tacoma police dog named Barney was rushed to a veterinary hospital after ingesting methamphetamine during a narcotics investigation.

The 11-year-old Lab mix was with his handler, Officer Henry Betts, as he was serving a search warrant when he became sick. Police say Barney had a body temperature of 109 and was having seizures when they took him to the BluePearl Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday night.

Mar 26 09:09

Japan continues to use $1.63 billion climate change fund for coal plants in Indonesia, India and Bangladesh

Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found.

Mar 26 09:09

Saudi Attack on Yemen - The New Normal?

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented act of unprovoked unilateral military aggression against Yemen by the autocratic absolute monarchy, was allegedly triggered in a US-backed attempt to restore what Riyadh is calling the "legitimate government of Yemen."

What exactly constitutes a legitimate government is not clear for a despotic regime where elections are not held, women cannot drive, and enemies of the state are beheaded in medieval displays of public barbarism not entirely unlike their ideological ambassadors among the so-called "Islamic State" or ISIS...

Mar 26 09:05

PROTESTS AS SPAIN'S GAG LAW COMES INTO FORCE

The United Nations and Council of Europe have already warned Spain that legalizing the sending back of immigrants would contradict the European Court of Human Rights, which prohibits collective expulsions.?? The law, championed by the ruling Popular Party (PP) and fiercely opposed by rights groups and left-wing opposition, will be passed on Thursday, in what has been labelled "a bad day for democracy" according to Greenpeace, whose members staged a protest outside the Spanish parliament.

Mar 26 09:02

Texas gets supply of lethal injection drug for death row

Texas acquired the batch of the lethal injection drug from a local pharmacy whose name hasn’t been released.

Mar 26 08:37

A Review of Jewcentricity by Adam Garfinkle

Adam Garfinkle is the founding editor of The American Interest, a bimonthly magazine focused on politics, culture, and international affairs. He served as speechwriter for secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice and has taught at John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and Tel Aviv University. Garfinkle’s 2009 book, Jewcentricity: Why the Jews are praised, blamed, and used to explain just about everything is touted as an examination of “the various roles Jews are imagined to play on the world stage that they do not, in fact, actually play.”[1] It was published by Wiley, an elite, academic publisher. It is an excellent example of how books with little or no intellectual or scholarly merit are published by elite publishers if they contain positive portrayals of Jews.

Mar 26 08:34

ZioStarbucks “Race Together” New Attack on European Americans

Although Starbucks’ servers will no longer be writing “Race Together” on cups and inviting customers into a “conversation on race,” the campaign has had an impact. Starbucks’ Jewish CEO, “Israel 50th Anniversary Tribute Award” winner Howard Shultz thought of the preposterous campaign, which is being described in the media as poorly planned but “well-intentioned.” Actually, the campaign was shrewdly planned with sinister intentions, to demonize European Americans as “racists.”

Mar 26 08:14

Kuwait intensifies security at oil facilities over Yemen events

Kuwait has intensified security measures at its oil facilities after Saudi Arabia raids neighboring Yemen.

Acting chief executive officer of Kuwait Petroleum Corp, Mohammad al-Farhud, made the remarks on Thursday, describing the measures as precautionary.

Mar 26 08:10

Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description and Procedure

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Until the digital flight recorder is found, we don;t know if this system was tried, or given that the aircraft was grounded the day before with multiple issues, even working.

Mar 26 07:46

Germanwings Crash Throws Spotlight on Cockpit Security

New details of the deadly crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 throw a fresh spotlight on one of the most-scrutinized features of modern commercial airline safety: how to secure the cockpit.

Mar 26 07:03

What today’s college activism is all about; And the revolt against the empire

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

In the 1960s, there was a fearful and terrible thing called college activism.

It was fearful and terrible for the US war machine, during the Vietnam disaster.

From that moment, the establishment decided: this must never happen again...

Mar 26 06:59

Germanwings crash: pilot locked out of plane's cockpit, say reports

New York Times and AFP news agency say evidence from cockpit voice recorder suggests pilot left before flight 4U9525’s descent and could not get back in

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There is, sadly, a lot of wild speculation going on about what happened. The actual facts are that the Captain left the cockpit after the plane reached cruising height, possibly to use the bathroom, chat with the flight attendants, walk the aisle and smile at the passengers. Because of 9-11, cockpit doors may only be opened from within the cockpit. The pilot who remained in the cockpit cannot be heard on the cockpit voice recorder. Only the captain locked outside is heard screaming and pounding on the door. The French Prosecutor is leaping to a conclusion that the pilot inside the cockpit deliberately crashed the plane (probably realizing the sensation will make him famous in the media for a day or so). I am not ready to make that leap. The pilot may have lost consciousness, suffered a stroke, heart attack, and disengaged the autopilot while thrashing around. The descent, while steep, does not look like a deliberate attempt to crash the plane to me. Until they find the digital recorder, we don't know what controls were touched in the cockpit or why the outside crew did not use the alternative system to unlock the door. But airlines and aircraft manufacturers habitually blame the pilots in disasters to protect their own reputations, so IMHO all we really know is that we do not know. Yet. Obviously, the media claim that there were eyewitnesses to a mid-air explosion and smoke trailing from the aircraft before the crash was someone's attempt to grab attention.

Mar 26 06:03

Bibi Wins with Racism and Revoked Promise

Reality crashed down on those who had hoped the March 17 Knesset elections might lead to a more moderate future Israeli leadership.

The election returns brought the news, Benjamin Netanyahu had won again.

He won in large part by revoking his earlier pledge to support a Palestinian state, and by using last-hour racist warnings to bring out hard right voters.

“Something like scales” must be made to fall from the eyes of the American public which has been endorsing, funding and supporting a brutal military occupation for almost five decades. How will that be accomplished?

God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes She causes scales to fall and opens the eyes of those who do not yet see.

Mar 26 06:01

OIL SURGES, GOLD AND SILVER SPIKE AS SAUDI ARABIA BOMBS YEMEN

Geopolitical tensions escalated dramatically over night as Saudi Arabia launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen. The Saudis claim the action is to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the U.S. backed Yemeni president had taken refuge. Oil surged and gold rose nearly 2% following a sharp drop in stocks on Wall Street globally in response to the bombing in Yemen.

Mar 26 05:59

Conference Program to Scrutinize Israel Lobby on April 10 at National Press Club

Conference organizers are the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy.

This unprecedented gathering will focus on the Israel lobby in America. How big is it? How fast has it grown? How interconnected are the organizations and individuals? How much revenue does it raise and where does the money go? What are the common objectives of the lobby? What laws apply to lobbying to benefit a foreign government and are they vigorously enforced? Do coordinated campaign contributions cause American policymakers to act more on behalf of Israel than the United States? What fallacies underlie the assertions that U.S. and Israeli interests are the same? What are the Israel lobby’s public and private, short-and-medium-term policy objectives? And what can Americans who do not believe pro-Israel slogans, activities and policy objectives do?

Mar 26 05:55

The Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory: Colonial Expansion and Fascist Ideology

Netanyahu has established the fact that Israel and its people embrace a racist ideology and receive the endorsement of most Western leaders, and mass media and the unconditional support of its overseas fifth column.

There is no question that the majority of Israeli Jewish leaders and parties support Netanyahu’s racist pronouncements and ‘no-state’ solution and joined him in a coalition government. But the larger issue is the positive mass response to Netanyahu’s call to action. Nearly three quarters of the electorate turned out (73%) to elect him. Moreover, Netanyahu has been elected prime minister for four terms: between 1996-99 and more recently 2009-20.

What is more, the opposition has not differed from the Netanyahu coalition regime’s Judeo-centric policies and pronouncements. In other words, ‘racist’ ideology per se is not what drives the Israeli majority to repeatedly support Netanyahu.

Mar 26 05:42

Germanwings plane crash: Pilots 'involved in violent struggle and shouting at each before tragedy'

The pilots flying the Germanwings Airbus jet were involved in a violent struggle before the crash which killed 150 people, new reports suggest.

Mar 26 05:40

Plane Crashed Deliberately

Mar 26 04:58

Water wars loom in California as farmers lose thousands of jobs

In fact, there is no contingency plan if California runs out of water

Mar 26 03:16

Amnesty Accuses Palestinian Groups of War Crimes

Amnesty International says Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes by firing rockets and other crudely built, indiscriminate projectiles into Israel during last year's conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian groups "displayed a flagrant disregard for international humanitarian law and for the consequences of their violations on civilians in both Israel and the Gaza Strip," Amnesty said in a report Thursday

(*Netanyahu must have been the single largest Amnesty International donor in 2014 ?)

Mar 26 02:32

Heinz And Kraft To Marry

It was just announced that puppet master Warren Buffett connected some of his favorite companies to create the third-largest North American food company by merging H.J. Heinz Company, Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. in a $46 billion deal.

Mega-mergers are not new in the highly competitive world of consumer packaged goods. Consumers are exceedingly price sensitive. The success rate of new products is very low, resulting in little opportunity for organic growth

Mar 26 02:29

Events in Greece Could Follow the Cypriot or Argentine Scenario

It is possible to expect that one of two things will happen in the next few days (and in no more than a week): either Athens will have to recall the humanitarian crisis law, or the ‘big troika’ (the EC, the ECB and the IMF) will take punitive action against Greece. The cost of the law (€200 million a year) is not that big, but it is a precedent that could inspire Greece and other debtors to the ‘big troika’ in Europe to carry out new acts of disobedience.

Mar 25 21:04

Cracks in US-Israel alliance revealed

Is this the week that the US-Israeli relationship began to implode?

On Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough threw down the gauntlet: “An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end.” The statement was a pointed rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who won re-election last week running on a no-Palestinian-state platform. McDonough added that Netanyahu's obstructionism was "so very troubling."

Mar 25 20:51

Smart Meter Information Consumers Should Know

Over the course of a year that my electric power company in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been installing AMI Smart Meters on homes in my area, I have been able to keep one off my house by placing a “No Permission Granted to Install Smart Meter” sign on the meter along with a padlock on the meter latch. Early in February of 2015, I received what I perceived as a threatening letter to my health, safety, and well-being, that if I don’t give PECO permission to install a Smart Meter, my electric power will be turned off, and not because I’ve not paid my bill! No utility bill wherever my late husband or I have lived ever was missed or even made as a late payment! So, I’ve decided to tell my story of what’s been going on in the USA about Smart Meters.

Mar 25 20:38

We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it

It’s literally and – it seems – metaphorically, beneath us. To judge by its absence from the media, most journalists consider it unworthy of consideration. But all human life depends on it. We knew this long ago, but somehow it has been forgotten. As a Sanskrit text written in about 1500BC noted: “Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel and our shelter and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it.”

The issue hasn’t changed, but we have. Landowners around the world are now engaged in an orgy of soil destruction so intense that, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world on average has just 60 more years of growing crops. Even in Britain, which is spared the tropical downpours that so quickly strip exposed soil from the land, Farmers Weekly reports, we have “only 100 harvests left”.

Mar 25 20:26

Financial Feudalism

Whereas before money was borrowed in order to produce growth, now it had to be borrowed, in ever-larger amounts, simply to prevent financial and industrial collapse. Consequently, interest rates on new debt were reduced all the way to zero, in something that came to be known as ZIRP, for Zero Interest Rate Policy. To make it even sweeter, central banks accepted the money they loaned out at 0% interest as deposits, which earned a tiny bit of interest, allowing banks to make a profit by doing absolutely nothing.

Unsurprisingly, doing absolutely nothing proved to be rather ineffective, and around the world economies started to shrink. Many countries resorted to forging their statistics to paint a rosier picture, but one statistic that doesn't lie is energy consumption. It is indicative of the overall level of economic activity, and it is down across the entire world. A glut of oil, and a much lower oil price, is what we are currently witnessing as a result. Another indicator that doesn't lie is the Baltic Dry Index, which tracks the level of shipping activity, and it has plummeted too.

Mar 25 20:25

Weinstein Urges Jews to Get Organized 'As Mafia' to Take On Anti-Semites

As part of his acceptance speech for a Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s (SWC) National Tribute Dinner on Tuesday, Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein said that the Jewish community needs to “get as organized as the mafia.” "We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass," Wienstein said of anti-Semites.

After being introduced as “a really nice Jewish boy” at the ceremony by longtime friend, fellow filmmaker and Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Weinstein abandoned his prepared speech in favor of a rant on defeating anti-Semitism.

"We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," said the 63-year —old Academy Award winner to the crowd. "We just can't take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards."

“Too bad movies can’t all be like Inglourious Basterds, where Hitler gets what he deserves.”

Mar 25 19:54

Germanwings Flight 9525 audio reveals pilot locked out of cockpit before crash: newspaper report

A newspaper report, however, suggests the audio contains intriguing information at the least: One of the pilots is heard leaving the cockpit, then banging on the door with increasing urgency in an unsuccessful attempt to get back in.

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” The New York Times quotes an unidentified investigator as saying. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”

Eventually, the newspaper quotes the investigator as saying: “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”

Mar 25 19:41

Bibi vows to prevent Iran-West nuclear agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has once again vowed to do his utmost to prevent a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu reiterated his earlier claims about the ongoing negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear work.

“We will continue to act to prevent the emerging [nuclear] agreement with Iran -- an agreement which will endanger us, our neighbors and the world," said the Israeli premier after meeting with the regime’s president, Reuven Rivlin.

This is while a new round of ministerial talks over Iran's nuclear program is scheduled to kick off on March 26 in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

Mar 25 18:32

Reports Suggest Body Cameras Are Only Effective When Cops Can’t Turn Them Off

As body-worn cameras increasingly become a standard feature of American police uniforms, San Diego's experience with the technology offers another example to the growing body of evidence that suggests cops tend to behave better when they know the cameras are rolling.

Mar 25 18:32

The LAPD Spent $22K to Have a Jailed Mexican Mafia Hit Man Speak at a Private Event

The Los Angeles chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization, a global network of young chief executives, featured a mystery guest at its January meeting whose attendance is proving to be quite controversial.
The event's speaker began his lecture on building organizations from behind a screen. The audience of around 175 Southern California business leaders under the age of 45 could only see his silhouette.

Mar 25 18:28

Breaking News - Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen - envoy

Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”

According to Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT). The US is not participating in the operation, the envoy stressed.

Al Arabiya reported that warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed positions of Yemen’s Houthi militia, targeting their air defenses.

Mar 25 18:25

Cockpit voice tape studied in Airbus crash; NYT says pilot locked out

SEYNE-LES-ALPES/PARIS, March 25 (Reuters) - Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that crashed into the Alps, killing everyone onboard, officials said on Wednesday.

The New York Times reported that evidence from the recordings showed that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the flight went down.

"The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer," an unnamed investigator told the Times, citing the recordings. "And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer."

"You can hear he is trying to smash the door down," the investigator added.

Mar 25 16:40

VIDEO: Military Helicopters Descend over Central Texas for Mass Civil Unrest Drill

We've been told there's a mass civil unrest drill going on here that involves 3,000+ soldiers... What do you think the government knows that we don’t?

Mar 25 15:03

Kicked to the Curb (Why the USA is the Michael Brown of nations.)

I begin to understand why the death of Ferguson, Mo, teen Michael Brown sent such shock waves through America last year. He truly symbolized our country: an overgrown, oafish, wannabe thug making one bad choice after another until his final, suicidal lurch against authority — followed by all the exculpatory lying on his behalf: the “gentle giant,” hands up, don’t shoot! This is exactly how America acts on the world stage these days. We are the Michael Brown among nations, high on exceptionalism, stoned on entitlement, swaggering moronically from one place to another grabbing what we feel like, smashing things up as we go.

Also, as in the case of the actual Michael Brown, supposedly sentient observers do not have the guts to call bullshit on all the excuses we make for ourselves. Has any self-styled presidential candidate made a peep about America’s idiotic campaign to make Ukraine the 51st state? Has Hillary (“It’s Her Turn”) Clinton asked publically why the US is egging on NATO to stage military exercises on the Russian border? Do we still have a senate Foreign Relations Committee, and does it convene once in a while? Is The New York Times so preoccupied with its “Gay Cities” index it forgot that the world is full of serious conflicts and hazards that extend beyond the choosing of apartment décor?

Mar 25 13:46

Watch As Our Food Options Continue To Collapse Into A Singularity

From my perspective, we have only a handful of mega-corporation who keep us swimming in processed foods. It appears that a handful is too many. Heinz is now buying Kraft Foods.

Mar 25 12:13

Bibi Wins with Racism and Revoked Promise

He won in large part by revoking his earlier pledge to support a Palestinian state, and by using last-hour racist warnings to bring out hard right voters.

Because Netanyahu’s Likud party won the largest number of seats (30) in the new Israeli parliament (120 total), he will play the major role in organizing the next government.

Even liberal Zionist Thomas Friedman had to acknowledge that Netanyahu won with “dirty” politics and the use of “dog-whistle” language. Friedman wrote in his New York Times column that “You cannot win that dirty and just walk away like nothing has happened”.

God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes causes scales to fall and opens the eyes of those who do not yet see.

Mar 25 12:10

De-Extinction: Harvard Researchers Have Brought Back The Woolly Mammoth

According to Popular Science, the DNA of the Woolly Mammoth, which went extinct over 4,000 years ago, has been spliced with that of the Asian elephant. “We now have functioning elephant cells with mammoth DNA in them,” says Harvard genetics professor George Church.

Mar 25 11:59

No Conspiracy: FOX resurrects 'The X-Files'

Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Chris Carter are all back

Mar 25 11:54

ISIS Releases City ‘Kill List': Most Towns Included Make Sense to No One

Sorry to be so flippant, but is this the waiting list for DHS funding or…?

Most of these places we’ve never even heard of to be honest. Some make sense, like well known cities such as Seattle, Washington or Reno, Nevada or Colorado Military-Industrial Complex Springs, Colorado. Ft. Hood, Texas has a large military base. I could maybe even see Dearborn Heights, Michigan with its vast Muslim population…but…

New Braunfels, Texas? Really? Do the terrorists hate water parks and kolaches?

Mar 25 11:26

Stand Up - Claire Rivero's latest song!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obamacare is now five years old, millions are still uninsured, and the Obamacare-compliant policies are more expensive and provide less coverage!

Mar 25 11:17

STUDY: U.S. "WAR ON TERROR" HAS LEFT OVER 1 MILLION DEAD IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN

The U.S.-led Multinational Force (MNA) in Iraq, the NATO International Securi-ty Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and the U.S. Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-A), also in Afghanistan, have carefully kept a running total of fatalities they have suffered. However, the military’s only interest has been in counting “their” bodies: 4,804 MNA soldiers have died in Iraq between March 2003 and February 2012, the date when the U.S. body counting stopped. As of early June 2013, 3,323 ISAF and OEF soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan since 2001.

Mar 25 11:06

Germanwings A320 plane crash: 'Explosion and smoke' before Airbus plunged into French Alps

Witnesses told the French Air Force they heard an explosion and saw smoke coming out of the doomed Germanwings' A320 passenger plane shortly before it crashed into the mountains near Digne, southern France, IBTimes UK can reveal.

A helicopter pilot in the French Air Force based in Orange, 30 minutes away from the site of the crash, told IBTimes UK witnesses in the crash investigation told him "they had heard an explosion and seen smoke".

While the French authorities have not confirmed these accounts, the pilot confirms the French Air Force has received a number of corroborating witness testimonies.

The pilot also confirmed that debris was found upstream from the crash site - which he said confirmed the fact that the piece of fuselage had "been detached from the aircraft before impact".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here comes the "ISIS shot it down so your kids have to invade Iran/Syria/Libya/Yemen/China/Russia/etc."

UPDATE: As of this moment, claims of an explosion and smoke prior to the actual crash have not been confirmed by any other source.

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