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November 27, 2015

Nov 27 18:17

EXCLUSIVE – Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO ‘Okayed’ Turkey’s Downing Of Russian Jet

Turkey could only have shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet after securing permission from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), charged Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in an exclusive interview with Breitbart.

Nov 27 17:53

Obama’s War on Truth

The four USAF military drone operators who recently blew the whistle and exposed the callousness and complete lack of concern for civilian casualties of the US drone assassination programme, (and received very little mainstream media exposure), yesterday found their bank accounts and credit cards all blocked by the US government. The effects of that on daily life are devastating. My source is their lawyer, Jesselyn Radack, through the Sam Adams Associates (of which we are both members).

No criminal charges have been brought against any of the men, despite numerous written threats of prosecution. Their finances appear to have been frozen by executive action under anti-terrorist legislation. This is yet a further glaring example of the use of “anti-terror” powers against people who are not remotely terrorist.

Nov 27 17:37

Paris climate activists put under house arrest using emergency laws

At least 24 climate activists have been put under house arrest by French police, accused of flouting a ban on organising protests during next week’s Paris climate summit, the Guardian has learned.

One legal adviser to the activists said many officers raided his Paris apartment and occupied three floors and a staircase in his block.

French authorities did not respond to requests for comment but lawyers said that the warrants were issued under state of emergency laws, imposed after the terror attacks that killed 130 people earlier this month.

Nov 27 17:35

Erdogan Pledges to Start War Over Russian Anti-aircraft System in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN International his country will consider it an act of aggression if Russia takes down a Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The man has gone stark raving mad!

Nov 27 16:52

Spending review hands the Queen a 7% pay rise despite cutting billions in public money

George Osborne has handed the Queen a whopping 7% pay rise despite cutting billions of public money in his spending review .

A tiny detail buried on page 120 of the Autumn Statement confirmed Her Majesty will get £42.9m next year - up from £40.1m.

The massive rise came thanks to bumper profits from the Crown Estate, which owns 350,000 acres of land across Britain .

It also owns a sprawl of London's plush West End including Regent Street, where rents have exploded since the financial crisis.

Some 15% of those profits are handed to the Queen as a sovereign grant, which has shot up 19% in just three years.

Nov 27 16:22

Snow Covers Great Wall of China [PHOTO]

TEHRAN (FNA)- This November, unexpectedly early snowfalls coated Beijing and other Northern parts of China. Flights were delayed and canceled while residents had to endure the biting cold air. But the Great Wall offered tourists a breathtaking, fairy-tale-like view.

Nov 27 16:18

Obama shame and the Turkish pageboy

Yesterday's threat from Turkey to put the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh on their knees came as a sign of agony of the sitting political elite of Ankara... Barack Obama can enjoy all the consequences of Erdogan's stab in Russia's back. This is a lesson that he can learn from Vladimir Putin on how to effectively arrange sanctions against a foreign state without spending millions and millions of dollars on various projects, including Navalny and other NGOs. Obama can see how to prepare the imposition of sanctions, how to foresee results and how to put selective influence on social layers of a single state. Due to the quality of his education, Obama is not likely to understand that all. Today, his main goal is to minimize the appearance of information about Russia's sanctions against Turkey in US media. Afterwards, he will have to do the same in relation to the information about the results of those sanctions.

Nov 27 16:09

While France mourns, Hollande spews platitudes

Let us consider all three platitudes, one at a time. One's freedom like anywhere else in the West, though enshrined in the Universality of Rights, is not certain. In France, liberte is much more a function of wealth. In fact it is proportionate. The more you 'earn' the more at liberty one is to leave France after the Socialists' latest tax increase on income. The majority of French workers remain as indebted servants; just like the rest of the West. In case you were wondering, French nobles are still extant. They are even wealthier. Citizens call them Eurorats...

Nov 27 16:07

Press Digest: Moscow may exclude Turkish construction firms from Russia

According to many Russian constructors, Turkish companies have been present on the market since the 1990s and have been able to occupy leading positions. The largest among them are Enka, Renaissance Construction and Ant Yapy, which were involved in high-profile projects such as the Moscow-City business center and the reconstruction of the State Duma building. However, lately Turkish companies have barely been participating in government contracts, which currently have been going to mostly state-loyal domestic constructors...

Nov 27 16:05

Military expert: Turkish air force stalked Russian jets ‘for several days’

Russian military expert and blogger Vladislav Shurygin claims the Turkish air force had been trying to catch and destroy Russian attack aircraft “for several days.” "When our aircraft took off, the Turks immediately scrambled theirs, and at the approach of our fighter bombers to the area of the fighting, between four and six Turkish F-16s were constantly in the air," he wrote in his blog on Livejournal.com. "Several times the Turkish command moved the closest pair to the border into firing position, but recalled them as they approached it, explaining these steps by 'accompanying' foreign aircraft," he wrote, though he gave no explanation of the sources on which he was basing such conclusions. According to him, a day before the incident, Turkish fighters started locking on to Su-24s even before they approached Turkish airspace – though Shurygin did not explain where he got his information...

Nov 27 15:41

At least 4 officers, multiple civilians injured in ongoing active shooter situation at Planned Parenthood

At least nine people have been injured, including four police officers, in an ongoing active shooter situation at a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood on Friday afternoon.

"This is still a very active situation," Colorado Springs Police Lt. Catherine Buckley said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let's all forget about the chopping up of unborn babies and feel reeeeeeally sorry for Planned Parenthood!

Nov 27 15:39

FLASHBACK:German General: NATO Article 5 won’t apply to Turkey’s buffer zone in Syria

In an interview on “Anne Will” ARD-TV broadcast, and stating almost the same words that Davutoglu said on CNN, General Kujat said “look, that’s what Turkey wants to provoke [NATO Article 5]. Therefore it keeps saying ‘we can’t do that alone, others have to participate.’”

In face of then ISIS massacre of Kobane Kurds, he continued bluntly: “Turkey basically wants to drag NATO into this situation because the actual goal of Turkey is to neutralize Assad…ISIS’s actions and what’s happening to the Kurds are subsidiary…and it has to be clearly said that an ally who behaves like this doesn’t deserve the protection of this alliance, an ally who doesn’t intervene for protection in a such tragic situation doesn’t deserve protection himself.”

Nov 27 15:32

Military Pilots to Practice Evasive Maneuvers in Southwest North Dakota

As it is, the best clue in the sky will be the jet contrails.

“If they’re straight, those are from commercial jets. If it’s us, the contrails will be orbital,” said Ellsworth spokesman Master Sgt. John Barton.

The space will be used from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, when Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and Minot Air Force Base practice evasive maneuvers in the newly expanded Powder River Training Complex — essentially the airspace above the four-corners region of the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming.

Nov 27 15:10

Cancer-Causing Processed Meats Largely Affect Low Income Neighborhoods

According to a recent WHO study, processed meats cause cancer – but in many Baltimore neighborhoods, that’s the only food that’s available.

Nov 27 15:05

Syria, Russia Block Cross-Border Weapons Supply to ISIL in Lattakia

The Syrian army with the support of Russian aircraft has blocked the cross-border supply of weapons to the ISIL militants in the mountainous areas of the Syrian province of Lattakia, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, backed by Russian warplanes, seized more territories in the Northern parts of the coastal province of Lattakia on Thursday as the latest reports said the Takfiri militants are fleeing the province in hundreds. http://en.farsnews.com/player.aspx?nn=13940905000900
Some 159 wanted militants turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities to be pardoned as the army continues to purge almost the entire coastal province of Lattakia of terrorist groups, sources said on Friday. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940906000649

Nov 27 14:59

Iraqi Forces Complete Siege on ISIL-Held Ramadi

Military sources said on Friday that the last ISIL supply line into the Western city of Ramadi was cut after the Iraqi forces seized full control over the Palestine Bridge straddling the Euphrates river in the Northwestern side of the city.

Secret underground tunnels used by the ISIL militants have been discovered under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Kurdish forces said, and added that the hideouts were strewn with US made weaponry and drugs. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940906000271

Nov 27 14:56

Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Hits Shiite Muslim Procession in Nigeria

A suicide bomber from the Boko Haram terrrorist group on Friday blew himself up among crowds at a Shiite Muslim procession outside the North Nigerian city of Kano. The attack happened in the village of Dakasoye, some 20 kilometres (13 miles) south of the city, during a march by followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, AFP reported. The group, led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, said on its website the blast happened at 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and that scores had been killed. But there was no official indication of casualties and one of the organisers told AFP, "It's a huge crowd so it's too early to give a precise figure of casualties. We now have the other suspect in custody." The organiser, who asked to remain anonymous, said the bomber ran into the crowd before he could be spotted and detonated his explosives. "He was dressed in black like everyone else. His accomplice was initially arrested and confessed they were sent by Boko Haram," he added.

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Nov 27 14:49

Funeral of Palestinian Youth Killed by Israeli Troops in West Bank [PHOTOS]

Mourners carried the bodies of Palestinian Yahya Taha, 21, who was killed by Israeli forces on Thursday, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Qattana, near Ramallah.

Nov 27 14:48

Basij Commander: Kerry Directing Regime Change Projects against Iran

Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said Washington has spent huge sums to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding that US Secretary of State John Kerry himself is behind the subversive scenarios. “The captured spies have confessed that John Kerry has directed 34 projects to depose the Islamic Republic,” General Naqdi said on Friday, addressing a ceremony in Tehran. He reiterated that the captured spies have also disclosed that the US has spent a sum of $2 billion on regime change plans against Iran, and said, “Some $200 million of this budget was given personally to the US secretary of state for this purpose." Naqdi said some of the spies had received orders from Kerry through middlemen. The Commander of Iran's Basij noted that the captured spies have not been just some informants, but took part in operations against the security of the Islamic Republic...

Nov 27 14:42

Republicans Push to Privatize Disability Insurance Despite 99.9% Payment Accuracy

After the GAO finds $11 billion in disability payment fraud, some members of Congress push for privatization to solve a problem which accounts for only one fifth of one percent of cases, says CEPR's Nicole Woo.

Nov 27 14:31

Politician warns Ukraine will face huge losses, job cuts due to ban on exports to Russia

A ban on exports to Russia will result in losses of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of unemployed Ukrainians, the leader of the Ukrainian Choice public movement said on Friday. "Given Russia closed Ukrainian imports, it would lead to losses amounting to billions of dollars (experts estimate as $3-5bln) and tens of thousands of unemployed Ukrainians," Viktor Medvedchuk said. "Even though, the unemployment rate in Ukraine is going through the roof." Besides, Medvedchuk criticised the policy directed towards the European market the government had opted for, dubbing it as "mockery." As earlier EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said that the European Union considered neither more increases within quotas or providing any other quotas to Ukraine. "We have to admit that the country will hardly ever be given access to the EU markets, in particular for a group of goods earlier supplied to Russia," he said.

Nov 27 14:28

Ukrainian army shells its own territory as act of provocation - DPR

"The Ukrainian military shelled in the evening the occupied by the Ukrainian armed forces Krasnogorovka settlement west of Donetsk," he said. According to him, the fire was opened from D-30 howitzers positioned in Peski. "This shelling was an attempt to present this fire as coming from DPR," the source said. This statement is based on the intelligence data, according to which, Kiev plans to hold a formal briefing November 27 at which will accuse the DPR republic of non-compliance with the ceasefire regime and disruption of the Minsk agreements.
Kiev’s military shell Donetsk airport — DPR defense ministry http://tass.ru/en/world/839881

Nov 27 14:25

Russia will be able to substitute Turkish food imports within a week — minister

Russia will be able to substitute Turkish food products, first of all citrus, with products from other countries within a week, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel. "Everyone heard this signal and, this work is under way, of course," - he said. Tkachev noted that "many countries are fighting for the Russian market - Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Morocco, South Africa, Argentina, and so on. These countries have already become traditional suppliers of food, especially fruits and vegetables to the Russian market, he said.
Russia suspends participation in BLACKSEAFOR drills after Turkey’s downing of Russian jet http://tass.ru/en/defense/839869
Russian football club cancels training session in Turkey http://tass.ru/en/sport/839884

Nov 27 14:18

‘How did it happen in real life?’ Russian pilot’s first interview after surviving Su-24 crash

No warnings from Turkish jets before attack, missile hit unexpectedly in the tail of the bomber, says Russian Su-24 rescued pilot, who gave first interview at Hmeimim airbase in Latakia.

Nov 27 14:13

Turkey vows ‘measures’ if its jet downed when violating Syrian airspace

In an interview with CNN, Erdogan warned Moscow that Turkey would take steps if its warplane was downed by the Russian S-400 missile system in case of violation of the Syrian airspace...

Moscow does not plan to interfere in fate of Erdogan - Putin: He said he regrets the Turkish authorities "thoughtlessly and stupidly" destroyed an unprecedented level of cooperation with Russia reached for the past 10 years

Nov 27 14:06

Lavrov says Russian embassy in Damascus again shelled Nov 23

Russia’s Embassy in Damascus was again shelled on November 23 and a mortar shell landed on its territory, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said opening talks with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Moscow on Friday. This is the third case of the shelling of the Russian diplomatic mission this autumn. On September 20, a mortar shell fell on the territory of the embassy without hurting anyone. The Russian Foreign Ministry said at that time that the artillery fire emanated "from Jobar district where anti-government militants had entrenched themselves." On October 13, the embassy was subjected to shelling as well. A direct hit of two mortar bombs damaged the Russian diplomatic mission’s apartment building, there were no casualties.

Nov 27 14:03

Turkey’s F-16 that downed Russian bomber was in Syrian airspace for 40 seconds — commander

"In line with air defense means objective control materials, the Turkish plane was in Syria’s airspace for 40 seconds and flew two kilometers inside its territory, whereas the Russian bomber did not violate the state border of Turkey," Bondarev said... "It’s necessary to note that the fighter stopped maneuvering in the duty zone and started promptly heading to the set-forward launch point 1 minute 40 seconds prior to the maximum proximity of the Su-24M plane to the Syrian-Turkish border". He said the actions of the Turkish plane after the missile launch above Syrian territory - wind-down turn with altitude loss and withdrawal under the lower limit of the air defense means target acquisition area - were treacherous and planned beforehand. The Turkish fighters that attacked the Su-24M were waiting for the Russian bomber in the air. Besides, according to Russian military data, the bomber was in the Turkish Air Force’s radar stations coverage area for over 30 minutes.

Nov 27 13:56

Russian Foreign Ministry: No conditions for modernization of trust-building agreement

In conditions of the lack of clarity on the regime of control over conventional weapons in Europe it is impossible to speak about modernization of trust measures and corresponding agreements, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday, commenting on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s initiatives on the modernization of trust building measures on the Vienna Document of 2011. "In conditions of the lack of clarity concerning the future of the regime of control over conventional weapons in Europe, when the former Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) has practically ceased to exist and there is nothing to supersede it, it is simply impossible to deal with profound modernization of the Vienna Document of 2011," the ministry said.

Nov 27 13:54

Islamic State gunmen receive weapons from Turkey — Syria FM

"Turkey is hand in glove with terrorist groups against Syria on ideological grounds as it considers these groups as a kind of offsprings of the Ottoman Empire," he said "Turkey continues to ensure export and transportation of oil stolen by the Islamic State from Syria and Iraq. This oil subsequently goes to ports in other countries. The same situation is with wheat and cotton, which are stolen by the Islamic State from Syria and delivered to Turkey. Moreover, plants and factories that used to work in Aleppo were dismounted to be re-assembled in Turkey." "In exchange, Islamic state gunmen receive weapons and are granted safe passage. They don’t have to be parachuted in Syria," the Syrian top diplomat said. Gunmen from more than 100 countries receive weapons and logistics support from Turkey," he said.

Nov 27 13:51

Syria FM says incident with Russian plane act of aggression against Syria's sovereignity

"This act of aggression is challenging Syria’s sovereignity, as the bomber was downed on the Syrian territory," Muallem said. "Turkey has still given no distinct evidence for the incident." "For five years we have been suffering from the Turkish aggression, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s sights on the northern part of Syria and non-stopping support for the Islamic State, Jebhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups," Muallem said.

Nov 27 13:43

Five Signs the Drone War Is Undermining the ‘War on Terror’

In a dramatic expansion of a program first launched under the George W. Bush administration, the Obama administration has been conducting airstrikes on alleged terrorists in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond. It’s part of a bid to run up the body count in the “war on terror” without committing ground troops or attracting media scrutiny.

Nov 27 13:27

Thousands of Chicago teachers rally to defend jobs

Thousands of teachers, working without a contract for nearly five months, rallied in downtown Chicago Monday evening to oppose a new round of attacks on their jobs and living standards. The rally was called by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), which sought to conceal its own complicity in the assault on educators and to promote Democratic Party politicians as the friends of teachers.

Nov 27 12:43

Russia targets Turkish economy in retaliation for downing of warplane

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday called for tough sanctions against Turkey that could bite into more than $30 billion in trade ties between the two countries, as police here began seizing Turkish products and deporting Turkish businessmen.

Russian officials are seething after Turkish F-16s downed a Russian warplane over the Syrian border in a debacle that ultimately left two Russian servicemen dead. Turkey says that the Russian plane breached its airspace and was warned five times to turn back, charges that Russia denies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the act as "a stab in the back from the accomplices of terrorists," and on Thursday said in televised remarks that Turkey still had not apologized over the incident.

On Thursday, it became clear that the Russian government was now turning its ire on whatever extensions of the Turkish economy it could get its hands on.

Nov 27 12:43

Putin Snubs Overtures from Erdogan Over Downed Warplane

The standoff between Russia and Turkey intensified on Friday, as the Kremlin snubbed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s entreaties for dialogue and reiterated demands that Turkey apologize after its forces downed a Russian Su-24 bomber on the Syrian border.

Nov 27 12:42

101 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israel since Oct. 1: Officials

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Thursday that 101 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army and security forces since clashes with Israel began on Oct. 1.

Twenty-two children and four women were among the 101 Palestinians killed in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, the ministry said in a statement.

More than 4,000 Palestinians were injured in the clashes, which also resulted in the death of 19 Israelis, who were stabbed, shot or run over by vehicles.

Nov 27 12:41

Israel wants Google, YouTube to censor Palestinian videos

Israel’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely has met with representatives of Google and YouTube to discuss ways to ‘cooperate’ in what she calls the ‘fight’ against ‘inciting violence’ and ‘terrorism.’

Nov 27 12:41

The “ISIS Rockefellers”: How Islamic State Oil Flows to Israel

Oil produced by the Islamic State group finances its bloodlust. But how is it extracted, transported and sold? Who is buying it, and how does it reach Israel?

Oil produced from fields under the control of the Islamic State group is at the heart of a new investigation by al-Araby al-Jadeed. The black gold is extracted, transported and sold, providing the armed group with a vital financial lifeline.

But who buys it? Who finances the murderous brutality that has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria? How does it get from the ground to the petrol tank, and who profits along the way?

The Islamic State group uses millions of dollars in oil revenues to expand and manage vast areas under its control, home to around five million civilians.

IS sells Iraqi and Syrian oil for a very low price to Kurdish and Turkish smuggling networks and mafias, who label it and sell it on as barrels from the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Nov 27 12:40

Israeli Journalists Slam Netanyahu over Closure of Arabic Media Outlets

The government shut down two Arabic-language outlets last week, leaving nearly 30 journalists jobless. The Union of Israeli Journalists: ‘Shutting down media outlets is nearly unheard of in democratic regimes.’

Nov 27 12:40

Turkey is a Pawn on the Chessboard for US-NATO War against Russia

Turkey’s provocation towards Russia is not surprising at all. Washington’s Fingerprints are at the Scene of the Crime. Let’s consider the facts. Syrian government forces along with Russia have turned the tide against ISIS. It is a known fact that the U.S., France, the U.K., Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar had been arming, funding, training or provided safe havens for ISIS at some point in time. Turkey was implicated in a 2012 Reuters report stating that “Turkey has set up a secret base with allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar to direct vital military and communications aid to Syria’s rebels from a city near the border.” The report also said:

Nov 27 12:39

Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Racially Discriminatory Hawaii Election

The Supreme Court has just issued an order (read it here) blocking the racially discriminatory separatist election in Hawaii. The order enjoins (stops) the counting of ballots and certification of results pending further order of the Supreme Court. I covered the election here and here at PJ Media.

Only one race is permitted to register to vote with Hawaiian government officials for the separatist election.Hawaii has given a private organization millions of dollars to run the election. They believe these actions are constitutional. Judicial Watch has sued Hawaii, and the Public Interest Legal Foundation has filed an emergency brief with the Supreme Court on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union asking the court to stop the election process. (I was on the brief.)

This morning Justice Kennedy, writing for the court, did so and issued an injunction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absurd. The election is for the indigenous Hawaiians to decide the degree of separation they wish from the US Government, an issue that does not affect the non-indigenous people of Hawaii at all. This is a blatant attempt to allow the non-indigenous people of Hawaii to block the sovereignty of the native Hawaiians!

Nov 27 12:37

Obama Administration Threatens States to Admit Syrian Refugees or Face ‘Enforcement Action’

The Obama administration has warned states to comply with federal efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in communities around the U.S. or else find their states subject to enforcement action.

Nov 27 12:37

“And the Billionaires Are Laughing Somewhere in America”

“If I could shed a tear for every home that bombs destroy,

I’d never stop crying

“If I could hold each shattered body, each baby stilled at birth,

I’d have no time for loneliness,

I’d spend all my days embracing the people of this savaged earth,

“And the billionaires are laughing somewhere in America.”

(Song for Basra, David Rovics.)

Nov 27 12:20

Russian lawmaker Pushkov approves suspension of visa-free regime with Turkey

"The halt of visa-free regime will affect the interests of Turkish entrepreneurs, businessmen, enterprises in Russia," Pushkov said. "But the main Russian aim is to ensure its security. Everyone knows that Turkey is a transit country for terrorists, especially for those of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group." "This way we are blocking small people inflow coming to the Syrian region from Russia to fight for the IS and possible flow of those threatening our country’s security, including the people who may commit terrorist attacks in Russia," Pushkov said. Russia has decided to suspend the visa-free regime with Turkey from the beginning of 2016, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday after a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Moscow.

Nov 27 12:18

Obama orders probe into intel’s alleged doctoring reports on ISIS

Barack Obama has ordered an inquiry into whether the Pentagon is covering up its military failures against ISIS.

Nov 27 11:41

Homeless Man Savagely Beaten by Philadelphia Mob Because Of A Child's Lie

Son's story leads mom, friends to savagely beat homeless man. IT WAS the lie of a child, a way of avoiding getting in trouble for coming home late.

But it had terrible consequences - it stirred an angry mob, and it ultimately left a 51-year-old man fighting for his life with horrific head injuries.

It led to the arrest of two women: the boy's mother, Aleathea Gillard and her neighbor, Sharina Joachim, who both have been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses, police said.

Nov 27 11:36

Black Friday 2015 Remix (early edition)

Nov 27 11:29

Most snow patches counted in Scotland's hills since 1994

Seventy-three patches of snow have survived on Scotland's hills from last winter - the most for 21 years, according to a man who counts them.

Iain Cameron writes about, photographs and measures snow.

His records of the white stuff are published by the Royal Meteorological Society.

The total of 73 is the most since 1994. They have lingered through to this winter because of the cool spring and frequent snow showers until June.

Nov 27 11:20

By Way Of Deception – How Turkey Considers Its Airspace “Violated” By Russia

Op-Ed by Afraa Dagher

Technically, Syria has been always at war with Israel, the main cause being the illegal Zionist theft/occupation of the Golan heights. War with Israel took place in the years 1948, 1967, 1973 and, now, by fighting its proxies in Syria, the so-called ‘moderate rebels’ including the ‘Free Syrian Army’.

But it is not just Israel stealing Syrian land. Another piece, known as Liwa ?skenderun in the northwest of Syria, now part of the Hatay province, was annexed (stolen) by Turkey from Syria in 1938. The Turkish military expelled the native Alawite and Armenian peoples living there and proceeded to import Turkish loyalists...

Nov 27 11:16

Ministers accused of hypocrisy as fracking schemes called in

Shale company Cuadrilla saw an application to frack and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells at each of two sites between Blackpool and Preston refused earlier this year by Lancashire County Council.

The firm has appealed against the planning decision, made after officials for the council recommended a scheme at Roseacre Wood should be turned down on traffic impact grounds, but a site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton should get the go-ahead.

The appeal is due to be heard by a planning inspector at a public inquiry next February, but the Government has decided Communities Secretary Greg Clark will make the decision because the proposals are "of more than local significance".

Nov 27 11:11

Are Millennials as broke as the media says they are? The answer is a resounding yes for the following reasons.

In fact, most Millennials are struggling in the current economy. The Millennial generation leads the way in the amount of student debt it carries. Many are stuck in low wage jobs earning so little, they are living with their parents deep into adulthood. How broke are Millennials? Pretty broke when you look at the data.

Nov 27 10:55

Idaho Deputies Murder Famous Rancher, Refuse To Call 911!

Nov 27 10:53

Paul Weston : I am a racist (French subs)

Nov 27 10:47

Just One Daily Dose Of Walnuts Does All Of This

In addition to a valuable source of nutrients including omega-3 fats, copper, manganese and many others, walnuts have incredible health benefits including prevention of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and even diabetes. Researchers are convinced...

Nov 27 10:45

For CNN Top ISIS Leaders Are Now 'Senior Officials'

Perhaps embassies ought to be opened up in the Caliphate, and the full dignities of office be extended to what are apparently officials and statesmen!

Can you imagine CNN deeming the leaders of rebel republics in East Ukraine 'officials'? We neither

Nov 27 10:45

'Syria's Crime Is That It Is Independent' - Renowned Journalist John Pilger

Western media constantly beats the drums of war, while western governments continue the support for Islamic terror they started in Afghanistan in the 1980s

Nov 27 10:31

Trump denies mocking reporter with disability

Donald Trump denies that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.

A statement posted Thursday on his Twitter account said Trump doesn't know the reporter personally or what he looks like and was only mocking his journalism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The media never called Hillary on this one!

Nov 27 10:20

Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force

The Pentagon is scrambling to justify its actions in restricting the government watchdog investigating a $766-million task force in Afghanistan — with more controversy seemingly erupting by the day. Now there are allegations that Defense Department officials retaliated against a whistleblower and news of several ongoing criminal investigations.

Earlier this month, we reported that the Pentagon was making it difficult for the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction to investigate reports of gross waste and mismanagement by the now-defunct, five-year Task Force for Business Stability Operations. One of its projects, a gas station, cost 140 times what it should have.

Nov 27 10:19

Lobbyists, in Strategy Session, Conclude That Refugee Crisis “Helps Us” Defeat Regulations

In an audio recording of a strategy session obtained by The Intercept, major trade association lobbyists discussed how the refugee crisis has changed the political dynamics in Washington to their advantage.

In the conference call held last week, lobbyists representing a number of high-polluting industries agreed that the battle between Congress and President Obama on refugee policy will give them the cover they need to attach a legislative rider to the omnibus budget bill that rolls back newly expanded clean water regulation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the water companies are using the refugee/illegal immigrant issue to sell us all water that is potentially harmful!

Nov 27 10:18

The Lie Called Thanksgiving, and Squanto's True Heroism

You know the story: Pilgrims land, a bad winter, things look worse the next year, the local Indians, including the special friend Squanto, showed the Pilgrims how to plant corn and catch fish, they finally have a wonderful fall harvest, and everyone, settlers and natives alike, sits down at a table groaning under the weight of plentiful food to give thanks.

Nothing but lies.

Nov 27 10:17

Angry Feminist Makes Sourdough Bread With Her Vaginal Yeast – Posts It Online

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ewww ....

Nov 27 10:17

France and Israël launch a new war in Iraq and Syria

On one hand, the French government is mobilising all its media in order to keep its population focused on the attacks of the 13th November. On the other, with Israël, it is launching a new war in Iraq and Syria. The objective is no longer to overthrow the secular Syrian régime, nor to destroy its army, but to create a colonial state straddling the border between Iraq and Syria, to be managed by the Kurds, in order to apply a stranglehold on the Arab states. The dream of an Israeli nation between the Nile and the Euphrates is back.

Nov 27 10:16

Marine Chief on Syria: 'If We Get Called, We'll Go'

"Could we go in there with a Marine force, into Raqqa, and pound these guys into the ground like a tent peg? Could we? Absolutely," Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said in an interview with The Military Times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Bob ...

Nov 27 10:16

'No country can stand up to Israel Air Force's firepower'

In any conflict, the F-15 fighter jets that operate out of Tel Nof would seek to take off several times a day and shoulder their burden in the air force’s goal of firing thousands of precision- guided bombs at enemy targets a day, every day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's air power. US made F-15s, paid for by US taxpayers!

Nov 27 10:15

Greece Supports Creation of Palestinian State

Athens supports the idea of independent Palestinian state, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday.

Nov 27 10:12

Freeze frames: Russia’s Far East hit by icy tempest (PHOTOS)

Russia’s Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok has been hit hard by gusts of freezing wind reaching speeds of 25 meters per second causing sea water to freeze over anything the giant waves touched.

Nov 27 10:11

Obama compares Syrian refugees to pilgrims on the Mayflower

This Thanksgiving, President Obama is calling for Americans to lend a helping hand to another group of pilgrims fleeing persecution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not to put too fine a point on it, but just how did those earlier refugees treat the people who were already in America?

Nov 27 09:55

History Repeats Itself: USA & Turkey vs. Syria & Russia

It’s ironic how history has a bad habit of repeating itself, maybe because we humans are not creative enough, or some of us, or maybe we are too lazy to invent new issues that will might help make our lives more better or at least less predictable. Some learn from history lessons, others tend to commit the same mistakes again.

This is a caricature caricature by a Villian Weisskopf, a cartoonist who lived in the last century (1906 – 1964) and published his drawings in the CSSR satirical magazine Rohá?, the first Slovak professional satire magazine.

Nov 27 09:54

Medieval Medicine: 1,000-year-old Onion and Garlic Salve Kills Modern Bacterial SuperBugs

To the surprise and excitement of researchers, a ninth century Anglo-Saxon treatment for eye infections has been used successfully to kill tenacious bacteria cultures. The ancient remedy consisting of onion, garlic, cow bile and wine might be an effective weapon against modern antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as MRSA.

Scientists from the University of Nottingham’s Center for Biomolecular Sciences, UK, and Anglo-Saxon expert Dr. Christina Lee worked together to create the 1,000-year-old remedy found in Bald’s Leechbook, (also known as Medicinale Anglicum) a medical text written in Old English believed to be one of the earliest-known books of medical advice.

Nov 27 09:54

Thanks ISIS: We "Can't Keep Up With Surging Weapons Demand", Pentagon Says

Any time there is a war and countless people in one, two or more nations die for some ideological, religious, ethnic, cultural or nationalistic "reason", two entities benefit: those who supply the weapons and those who supply the loans to buy the weapons.

And when it comes to supplying weapons to the world, in both absolute dollar and relative (as a % of GDP) terms, nobody even comes close to that paragon of democratic values, the United States of America.

Nov 27 09:54

Putin Accuses Obama Of Leaking Flight Details To Turkey After Russia Releases Video Of S-400 SAM Deployment In Syria

As reported two days ago, one of the first decisions a very angry Russia took in the aftermath of the shooting down of its Su-24 by a Turkish F-16 was to dispatch a Moskva guided-missile cruiser off the coast of Syria to provide air cover for its jets operating near Latakia, as well as send an unknown number of ultramodern S-400 (or SA-21 Growler in NATO designation) SAM batteries to Latakia to make sure that the tragic incident from Tuesday never repeats itself by sending Turkey a very clear message that the next time a Turkish warplane engages a Russian jet, Russia will immediate retaliate using ground forces.

Nov 27 09:51

Just before Thanksgiving, a Texas school board voted to erase more American history.

History truly is a loop. Read about the Chinese cultural revolution. Back then they were smashing centuries old Buddhist statues and temples, burning books, and publicly humiliating any intellectuals who showed signs of not complying with Maoist ideals..

Sound familiar? It should.....

Nov 27 09:39


Hopefully you enjoyed your
Thanksgiving dinner yesterday...
But what exactly were you thankful for?

Nov 27 09:39

Paris Attack: New Data on Police Foreknowledge of Terrorists Raises Questions

Since the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, new revelations have provided more evidence that Islamist elements who launched the attack were well known to the intelligence services before the attack that killed 130 people.

These details are of the greatest political significance. They contradict official claims that the attackers evaded the attention of French and European intelligence, and that the only way to prevent new attacks is to accept a permanent state of emergency and police-state measures. If the terrorists were able to plan and execute such a massive, coordinated attack, it was because intelligence agencies did not use the powers they already have to prevent attacks that were carried out by Islamist terrorist forces with which they have close political ties.

Nov 27 09:28

Turkey must be removed from NATO: US Army general

Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane over Syria has proven that the country is a liability to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and must be “ousted” from the Western military alliance, says a retired US Army General.

The former US Army commander further described Turkey as an internal threat to NATO, who “will only cooperate when they have to and they will get as much out of NATO as they can” in terms of weapons and tactics.

Vallely said Turkey is poised to take more provocative measures in near future.

Nov 27 09:04

N.J. Mall Charging Children to Visit Santa

Admission to the Cherry Hill Mall’s Adventure to see Santa Clause this holiday season will now cost between $35 and $50.

Nov 27 08:58

In-N-Out Requesting Money From Delivery Service

The California restaurant filed a lawsuit against DoorDash, a third-party delivery startup for using their brand without permission.

Nov 27 08:39

Journalist Can't Contain Laughter As State Dept Claims US Doesn't Back Coups

Nov 27 08:37

GOP in panic over Trump

The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump.

The demise of Trump’s candidacy has been predicted by centrist Republicans and the media alike virtually since the day it began. But there is no empirical evidence at all to suggest it is happening.

(*So The GOP has decided to invest more money in fabricating that demise)

Trump called out for appearing to mock reporter’s disability

Nov 27 08:37

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Let's cut to the chase. The notion that Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 by a made-in-USA F-16 was carried out without either a green light or at least pre-arranged "support" from Washington invites suspension of disbelief.

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial -- which, considering their spectacular record of strategic failures cannot be taken at face value. Plausibly, this might have been a power play by the neocon generals who run the Pentagon, allied with the neocon-infested Obama administration.

The privileged scenario though is of a vassal Turkey led by Sultan Erdogan risking a suicide mission out of its own, current, desperation.

Nov 27 08:36

WHOA! EMBARRASSING! US State Dept Reps Caught in Obvious Lie

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This one is worth a repost because the lie is so obvious.

Nov 27 08:35

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Putin has not returned his call – video

Speaking to France 24 on Thursday, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemns Russia’s handling of the incident where Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border earlier this week, saying the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has not returned his call about it. Erdogan says Turkey may have handled the situation differently if it had known the jet was Russian, and that Putin is not doing enough in the fight against Isis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin is probably laughing too hard to dial the phone!

Nov 27 08:33

Glamorizing Catastrophe

And now, a new Yeltsin Center that includes a museum and an archive is being launched in Yekaterinburg, Russia on November 25 by the same non-government organization. Its declared purpose is the seemingly benign preservation and analysis of the social and political events in the 1990s. This upcoming opening has been accompanied by a substantial and professional social-media campaign and consequent protests.

Nov 27 08:32

New Right Wing Polish Government Removes EU Flags

Just weeks into taking power, the new Polish government is making itself felt in making small but heavily symbolic changes to the daily order of business. Having already torn up the previous government’s commitment to take thousands of migrants from the European Union (EU) as part of the continent-wide resettlement programme, Poland is now making tentative steps to remove visible signs of EU influence from public life.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like that plan for a one world government is starting to fall apart.

Nov 27 08:31

Greek Protesters Burn US, Turkish Flags, Want Out of NATO After Su-24

A crowd of Greek citizens gathered in the center of Athens to express their condemnation of the attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber. The protesters burnt Turkish and American flags and demanded that Greece withdraws from NATO.

Nov 27 08:31

Anti-NATO protesters march through Florence before inter-parliamentary meeting

Hundreds of anti-NATO protesters took to the streets of Italia's Florence on Wednesday, ahead of a NATO inter-parliamentary meeting. Protesters gathered at Piazza Unita d'Italia and marched through the city center, shouting their indignation against NATO and global war activities. The meeting is being held at the Palazzo Vecchio over the course of two days, Thursday and Friday.

Nov 27 08:30

Germany: Migrants' Rape Epidemic

Although the rape took place in June, police kept silent about it for nearly three months, until local media published a story about the crime. According to an editorial comment in the newspaper Westfalen-Blatt, police are refusing to go public about crimes involving refugees and migrants because they do not want to give legitimacy to critics of mass migration.

Nov 27 08:29

WHISTLEBLOWERS!: 'The Greater Israel Project' Explained by Ken O'Keefe

Nov 27 08:29

Juncker Warns Euro Is Doomed, "Pointless" If Schengen Fails

As Europe's democratically elected leaders (and the people they represent) grow increasingly wary of the tsunami of refugees flooding their nations, prompting calls for restrictions on visa-free travel and an end to the so-called Schengen agreement, unelected EU leaders, clinging to their centralized power, are increasingly warning of the consequences of any restrictions. As EUObserver reports, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the euro is pointless if people can't move around freely to use it.

Nov 27 08:28

Turkey Arrests Journalists Who Exposed Erdogan's Weapons Smuggling To Extremist Syrian Rebels

Banana Republic 101: when the despotic president of a corrupt regime is faced with facts exposing his lllegal activity, what does he do? He arrests and journalists who discovered said facts, and demands they spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Welcome to Turkey.

Nov 27 08:26

'Most complex malware ever': Security experts smash system that stole cash from millions

“This is POS malware on steroids. We have been examining POS malware…for at least the last eight years, and we have never seen this level of sophistication in terms of development… [Engineers say] it is the most sophisticated framework they have ever put their hands on,” Steve Ward from iSight told The Register.

The ModPOS malware is “wrapped” in multiple layers of encryption to obfuscate its tracks, so when the malware uploads cypher data to a remote server, it becomes next to impossible to find out exactly what data was stolen.

And it is not only the encryption that makes ModPOS so sophisticated. To fish out holders' personal data at the moment when the credentials pass through an electronic point-of-sale device, such as a cash register, the malware also uses a combination of tricks like ‘key-logging’, ‘network monitoring’ and ‘RAM scraping’, Gizmodo reports.

Nov 27 08:23

Lava Breakout on the Big Island

Nov 27 08:23

China to set up 1st overseas naval base in Djibouti next to US airbase

Beijing plans to set up a naval facility in Djibouti, East Africa, to boost counter-piracy and peacekeeping efforts, officials say. The future Chinese installation will be near a US airbase reportedly used for the Pentagon’s drone operations.

Nov 27 08:19

Syrian Turkmen commander who 'killed' Russian pilot turns out to be Turkish ultranationalist

A Syrian rebel commander who boasted of killing a Russian pilot after Turkey downed Russian jet on Tuesday appeared to be Turkish ultranationalist and a son of former mayor in one of Turkish provinces.

Alparslan Celik, deputy commander of a Syrian Turkmen brigade turned out to be the son of a mayor of a Keban municipality in Turkey’s Elazig province.

He also turned out to be the member of The Grey Wolves ultranationalist group, members of which have carried out scores of political murders since 1970s.

Nov 27 08:17

Google is attacking alternative news

We've been mentioning this for a several years and now other alternative news producers are feeling it too.

Google/YouTube is selectively "de-monetizing" the channels that feature alternative news.

Here's a channel we admire the "Next News Network" reporting the problem.

The issue is that it costs cold hard cash to produce videos, host them, handle the emails, and deal with never-ending technical problems.

This doesn't even address the fact that while people are doing this work, they can't earn money from other sources. (No one can be in two places at the same time no matter how hard they try.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has been going on quite a while. Google has refused WRH for advertising and monitization ever since our first videos went up. Google is clearly starting to expand that program to other independent media. The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force them to act like one where everybody can see it!

Nov 27 08:13

German Politician Openly Brags About Replacing the German People

Nov 27 08:00

Dancing Israelis are who celebrated 911

Nov 27 08:00

It’s Last Time for Shoppers to Shop at Toys "R" Us in Times Square

CEO Dave Brandon, in an interview with CNNMoney, said it is certainly bittersweet, but the store has decided not to renew its lease. So, this is the last chance for buyers to shop at the iconic store.

Nov 27 07:58

Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal

Nov 27 07:53

Are You BEXing Me ?

White House placed on Thanksgiving lockdown after man jumps fence

(*"And YES! , Our Camera Crews Were On Hand , And Got it All ."

Nov 27 07:51

Putin hints US ‘leaked’ flight path of downed Russian jet to Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the US on Friday of “leaking” the flight path of a downed jet to Turkish authorities, The Independent reported.

“The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes’ flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time,” Putin said at a joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande.

Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey on Thursday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the threats as “emotional” and “unfitting”.

Nov 27 07:46

Freezing Cold Thanksgiving Day: Stuck In An Ice Storm In Middle-Of-Nowhere Oklahoma

Imagine you're rolling down the road in a big rig, but you're not the driver- you're in the back, comfortable sleeping in your bed while your wife is driving. Then imagine she shouts your name, waking you up as the 80,000 lb. rig starts to drift uncontrollably on the black ice. That's what happened to me last night on Highway 287 North, just outside of Texas. Happy 'global warming!'

Nov 27 07:43

Saudi Arabia Planning Mass Execution

Alarm at Reports That Saudi Arabia is Planning a Mass Execution

Two Saudi Arabian newspapers have reported that the kingdom is planning to execute more than 50 people convicted of terrorism, prompting alarm from human-rights group Amnesty International. The media outlet Okaz said that 55 people would be put to death for “terrorist crimes” that caused the deaths of 171 people, 100 of them civilians. A report on the Al-Riyadh website, now deleted, put the number sentenced at 52. Neither organization specified when the executions would take place.

Those scheduled for execution include alleged members of Al-Qaeda. According to Okaz (in Arabic) they are accused of plotting to topple the kingdom and attempting to carry out attacks using small arms and surface-to-air missiles.

Nov 27 07:28

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

Here’s something you probably never saw or heard about in the west. This is Putin answering questions regarding ISIS from a US journalist at the Valdai International Discussion Club

Nov 27 07:06

Google Will Censor Videos Inciting Palestinian Violence

We must not permit this Israeli government to blame anyone but itself for the hatred and violence which it spawns among Palestinians. Google doesn’t cause murder. Israel does.

Nov 27 06:54


Webmaster addition: Look at these people getting violent over Christmas items on sale. Now imagine these same people when the economy collapses and the food supply chain breaks down!

Nov 27 06:53

Insanity Unbound: Infowars Characterizes "Dancing Israelis" Arrested in New Jersey on 9/11/01 as Arab MUSLIMS

I've had about enough of this propaganda of "Muslims cheering for 9/11." It has gotten to the level of insane propaganda. Infowars.com was giddy after Donald Trump tweeted one of their articles, which was not even original Infowars content, but rather a re-post from Bizpac Review titled 'I Live In Jersey And Trump Is Right: Muslims DID Celebrate On 9/11 In NJ - We Saw It!' The author uses a quote from a Sept. 18, 2001 Washington Post article to verify her claims. However, the interesting thing is that the Washington Post picked up on this and has posted their own extremely thorough and lengthy rebuttal of the author's claims. Since the Post's own story was used as alleged 'proof' of the Muslims cheering, they took quite a bit of time and detail to debunk the myth that "thousands of Muslims were cheering."

Nov 27 06:41

Netanyahu responsible for executions of children, rights group says

According to the Palestinian rights group Addameer, Israel was holding 6,700 Palestinian political prisoners in October, including 320 children.

Nov 27 05:52

Meet the man who funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, the son of Turkey’s President

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”